Onyx and Sardonyx are reputed to improve the function of the nerves and enhance the sensory organs, especially those associated with the ear. They are believed to sharpen hearing, assist in problems or diseases of the inner ear, and aid in treatments for tinnitus.
Both Onyx and Sardonyx are credited with strengthening the immune system, providing stamina and vitality to the body, and preventing relapses after illnesses. They are thought to improve cell regeneration and the regulation of fluids and to aid in the absorption of nutrients and elimination of wastes.
Onyx is considered beneficial for the teeth and bones and supports disorders relating to bone marrow and soft tissue structures. Onyx is particularly invigorating for the feet and supports their connection to the Root Chakra. This may be helpful for those who suffer from weak legs or have difficulty grounding excess energies.
Onyx Emotional Healing Energy
Onyx grounds and stabilizes the emotional body, bringing strength in difficult or confusing circumstances and during times of tremendous mental or physical stress. It calms nervousness, quells anxiety and fear, soothes tempers and restores rational thinking and self-control. It emanates the energy of self-mastery, imparting self-confidence, focus, ease in one’s surrounding, and the gift of wise decision making. It lets flighty personalities move into a more stable way of life, and helps one explore new ideas, as well as to carry out even dreary tasks to completion.
Onyx is a stone of separation, and can be helpful in recognizing old habits or relationships that need to be re-evaluated or released, and brings the inner strength needed to let go. It is a support stone for grief and denial, and assists one during the emotional processes of mourning, acceptance, and moving forward.
Sardonyx alleviates depression and improves the way one perceives the world. It helps one to better absorb and process information and is a great talisman for overcoming hesitancy.
Onyx Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy
The black and reddish-brown hues of Onyx and Sardonyx stimulate the Earthstar and Base Chakras. The Earthstar Chakra is located between and slightly below the feet. It holds the soul into carnation and creates a solid connection to the planet Earth, allowing excess and out-of-balance energies to flow from the body. The Base, or Root Chakra, is located at the base of the spine and controls the energy for kinesthetic feeling and movement. It is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body. When the Base Chakra is in balance, the physical body gains strength and stamina, and spiritual energy is rekindled in the form of security and sense of one’s own power. It often leads to independence and spontaneous leadership.
White Onyx activates the Crown Chakra, located at the top of the head. It is the gateway to the expanded universe beyond one’s body, and controls how one thinks and responds to the world. It is the fountainhead of one’s beliefs and the source of spirituality, and when the Crown is in balance one’s energies are in balance. It inspires one’s place in the universe and to see things as they are.
Onyx teaches the appropriate use of power and focusing one’s energy and will into a positive force. It is an excellent tool for grounding and connecting with the electromagnetic energy of the Earth, as well as facilitating alignment with Higher powers for guidance and strength. Onyx may be used to stimulate the psychic senses and engenders a protective shield for those who offer spiritual counselling, tarot readings, channelling or mediumship, automatic writing, or any endeavour that opens one to psychic influences. It encourages one to feel safe in its presence and is a remarkable aid for past-life and between-lives regression to heal old wounds and physical trauma affecting the present life. White Onyx amplifies telepathic connection to one’s higher Self, and assists in tapping into the Akashic Records and opening to the angelic realm.
Black Onyx deepens our connection to the physical, natural world. It brings power and strength, relieving fears specifically associated with the physical existence here on Earth. Black Onyx offers protection and a retreat, the safety of being hidden from your enemies.
The reddish-brown layers of Sard reflect scarlet energy, the colour of strength and vitality, both physical and spiritual. Scarlet stones are amulets of protection from physical harm. They help overcome fear and improve self-reliance and are the crystals of victory, success, and skill.
White Onyx reflects the colour of cleanliness, purity, unity and innocence. The timeless, natural powers of the white rays are those of the moon, the colour we see when the moon reflects the sun’s light to us. It is the colour of natural cycles, birth, and regeneration - the feminine gender, manifested as the Goddess in many cultures. White talismans are of the spiritual world that is sensed but not seen.
Onyx is an excellent aid for grounding and centring during meditation, and for connecting with Higher powers. It may be used to cleanse the mind in order to be more receptive to intuitive guidance and provides a grounding influence when working with high-energy stones that produce extraordinary visions and insights but may over-activate one’s energy field. Sardonyx is a wonderful tool for warding off distracting thoughts, sounds or interruptions, and is a stone of great discipline. Sardonyx also aids the meditative aspect of yoga, tai chi, or chi gung.