Onyx: Magical and Healing Effect, Zodiac signs, Chakras, Taking Care, Identifying Fake Onyx


Magical and Healing Effect, Zodiac signs, Chakras, Taking Care, Identifying Fake Onyx

Onyx is a stone that has black color with a slightly matte texture.

 The etymology is “Onyx” which means nail in Greek. Originally, it used to refer to agate with a striped pattern, but nowadays, onyx is often referred to as black onyx (black agate).
 This encyclopedia also mentions onyx = black onyx.

Benefits of Onyx

Benefits of Onyx:

  • Strengthening mental and willpower,
  • strengthening athletic ability,
  • exterminating evil spirits and evil spirits

Healing effects of Onyx:

It is used as a stone to stabilize the mind and mind.

There is also a suggestion that it will solve the problem of hair, so if you are in trouble, why not give it a try.

However, these effects and benefits have not been proven in modern medicine.

Magical effects of Onyx:

It was used in ancient times as a talisman for battle to cleanse evil spirits, absorb negative vibrations, strengthen will and belief, and stabilize the mind and body. Is it good to say that it strengthens the core of the mind and the core of the body? If you are quickly upset, hysterical, mentally or physically disturbed, or easily distracted by the opinions of others, it is said to act like a ship’s anchor.

Indian practitioners allegedly used this stone to exterminate aroused evil and temptation, and Catholics allegedly used it to curb passion. In that sense, it may be a good idea to give it to a partner who tends to have an affair. There is also a suggestion of the happiness of the couple. Wearing it when you want to break up with someone you’re dating may help you calmly end your relationship.

However, you should avoid using the power of stones to curse a specific opponent or send a negative wave to attack, not just onyx. The energy goes around and returns to you.

Besides, it stimulates athletic ability, so it is said to be suitable for people who play sports.

How to Cleanse Onyx:

Most of the onyx currently on the market is dyed, so if you purify it with water for a long time, the color may fade.

The most recommended purification method is to burn the leaves of white sage and let the smoke lightly pass through the stones.

Onyx corresponds to which chakra:


Directions corresponding to Onyx:


Properties of Onyx:

Mineral nameAgate
Main production areasAround the world
ClassificationOxidized Mineral Quartz Group
Chemical compositionSiO 2 silicon, oxygen compound
Crystal systemHexagonal / Trigonal
Crystal habit (shape)Latent crystallite
Main shadesBlack
Streak colorWhite
specific gravity2.60 to 2.65
Refractive index1.53 to 1.54
Similar stone non-madeAll black opaque stones such as black tourmaline, obsidian, black coral, jet, etc.

It is the same quartz group as quartz, and is an aggregate of invisible fine crystals.

As described in the “Origin of the name” section, onyx originally meant all agate with a striped pattern. Therefore, the Japanese name is sometimes written as “Striped agate”.

Agate in which reddish brown agate (= third) and white agate are arranged alternately and have a striped pattern is called sardonyx (red striped agate). This is a combination of third and onyx.