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Black Onyx is a form of Chalcedony, a cryptocrystalline form of Quartz with a history as a protective stone.

A Crystal Message about the Healing Properties of Black Onyx: “I embrace my inner shadow and integrate the lessons it has to teach me.”


Common Healing Properties of Black Onyx:

  • Enhances clear focus
  • Amplifies your intentions
  • Assists you with recognizing and integrating the lessons shared with you by your shadow side
  • Promotes Divine order
  • Encourages sensibility and clear thinking
  • Enhances protection and shields you from negative energies
  • Assists with grounding
  • Energetically supports you as you face your shadow side with courage so that old patterns and traumas can be released
Colors: Soft black to charcoal gray, occasionally with lighter bands or swirls of gray, white, or creamProperties of Black Onyx

Zodiac Signs: Taurus, Scorpio

Elements: Earth

Companion Flowers: Ghost Pipe

Companion Essential Oil: Mugwort

Companion Stone: Peach Aventurine

Common Origins: Brazil, India, Uruguay, Madagascar, Peru

Notes: Often has a somewhat waxy-looking surface (not as shiny as other black stones). Also known as Black Chalcedony.

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More About the healing properties of Black Onyx:

Healing properties of black onyxOnyx is a form of chalcedony, which is often, but not always, a banded agate. This stone has a long and interesting history that is worth learning about. Black onyx’s excellent, smooth texture and interesting patterns make it perfect for carving both jewelry and everyday objects, including cameos. The ancients sought it out for this reason, and used it to fashion tough and handsome pottery and bowls. Not to mention, the Bible even gives onyx the honor of forming the foundation of the City of Heaven. For some reason, medieval authorities took an intense dislike to this stone; they claimed it made love chill, brought on attacks of “frivolities,” and they thought it even caused babies to drool. However, they admitted a big plus side as well: it has a strong virtue as a protective and healing stone. Nowadays we’ve come to value the protective and grounding energy of this beautiful semi-precious gem.

As an astrological stone for Scorpio:

Black Onyx is a stone for strength, hardiness, constancy, grounding, stamina, and self-control. All of these qualities come together in the layered beauty of onyx, which plays to the strengths of vigorous Scorpio. However, this intense sign, often self-repressive, has also been described as having an icy exterior and a fiery inner core.  The layers of onyx remind us to take each thing in turn, rather than obsessing about what should be or might have been. Grounding is important, especially when faced with Scorpion passions. This stone tells us that the time has come to focus on putting together the pieces of things we haven’t yet been able to figure out.



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Healing Properties of Black Onyx: A Crystal for Strength & Gorunding
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For thousands of years, the powerful healing properties of black onyx have aided humans in finding clarity, focus and protection.
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10 responses to “Healing Properties of Black Onyx: A Crystal for Strength & Grounding

  1. Shelley Steele on November 2, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    WOW!!! Thanks so very much for this information…learned things I was not aware of with this precious beauty…

    1. Jolie Love and Light Support on November 2, 2019 at 1:58 pm

      YAY so glad to hear that! Black Onyx is an amazing stone. Crystal Blessings! <3

  2. Summer on November 11, 2019 at 1:17 am

    I am a Scorpio and oddly I have been drawn to searching for this stone to add to my collection and have been wanting to learn of it’s purpose. I feel so enlightened after reading your clear, and in depth explanations of things and what’s what and why 🙂 thanks for being out here in this world sharing this journey of light.

    1. Jolie Love and Light Support on November 15, 2019 at 11:16 am

      SO happy to hear it helped you so much! <3 <3 Thank you for sharing this journey of light as well! Crystal Blessings 🙂

  3. Can you wear onyx everyday? on May 22, 2022 at 6:09 pm

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    1. Cortney Love & Light Support on May 23, 2022 at 7:02 pm

      Yes you can, but you should cleanse it regularly (at least once every few weeks) just as you would other crystals if worn daily.

  4. Kara Stone on October 9, 2022 at 6:51 am

    I was drawn to onyx rings yesterday at an event called witches night out. And I was drawn to one ring in particular. I bought it really knowing nothing about it and then I read this! November 15 Scorpio here !

    1. Cortney Love & Light Support on October 18, 2022 at 2:07 pm

      Hi Kara, love the synchronicity! You must have been meant to find this post! <3 Crystal Blessings

  5. Nat on March 9, 2023 at 8:26 am

    I have been told it is good for a Gemini too.

    1. Cortney Love & Light Support on March 16, 2023 at 4:57 pm

      Hi Nat, thanks for your comment. There are varying perspectives on whether black onyx is appropriate for the Gemini sign. Some say it’s not favorable, other’s say it helps balance the twins of Gemini. I recommend trusting your own intuition and inner guidance to see if it is a stone for you. <3 Crystal Blessings

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