Onyx And Its Magical Properties

Black Onyx
Black Onyx


Black Onyx is a stone of mystery to me. It's dark color is unique and just as precious as any other stone. Its properties are just as amazing and just as useful. Onyx was used often among the ancient Greeks and the Romans, it was actually very popular with them as it very well should have been. It should actually still be popular today. It may be black and some may not be able to see the beauty behind the dark color but I can. This is why I wear an onyx ring on my finger at all times.


Onyx can be a powerful stone however its power develops slowly so therefore it must be worn or laid directly on the body in some way or form for sometime in order to allow the power to form. This stone is great with skin ailments. It can also come to the aid of healing infected wounds and even fungal infections. It can also help one with sunburn and inflammation.

With sunburn if you pat the affected skin with onyx water several times throughout the day and use an onyx water compress during the night it will help, including with inflammation.

Magical Properties

Onyx is a stone of the element fire and the Deity of Mars. The keyword powers that should be known for this stone include protection, defensive magic, and reducing sexual desires.

In ancient times lore tells us that onyx was thought to be a manifestation of a demon imprisoned in the stone. It is said that this demon would wake up in the night and cause nightmares and terror to any person that it can influence.

Onyx for many years has been used to protect against black magic as well defensive magic when you believe that negativity is directed towards you.

This black stone can also help someone gain emotional balance and self-control. It is a powerful stone to be used in divination rituals.

Astrology associations are Saturn and Earth. It is also a stone of Capricorn, known as a positive stone. As well as a Leo stone. It is actually said to dream of this stone is to mean a happy life with a great companion.

Crystals are often used in Chakras as well. With Onyx it is mostly used with the Root Chakra. It is said to help with problems in life, especially with a drainage of energy. It may be used to prevent the draining away of personal energy and protect even against it.

While Black and Red Onyx are often used for the Root Chakra, White Onyx is associated with both the Root Chakra and the Crown Chakra, providing a balance through out all of the Chakras. It is an excellent stone for centering and aligning your full being with higher powers.


The best known color of Onyx is black. When I first came to research gemstones I believed that Black Onyx was the only form however I was wrong. Onyx comes in different colors. Red, black, White. A various of colors is offered to us. However, I still personally prefer the black colored stone. I think it will always be my favorite colored onyx.


I wear a black onyx ring. Not for any magical purposes but because I really like the stone. Sadly I do not have one in my collection, which I do hope to change. Onyx to me, is a mystery. Beautiful and full of mysteries that we will have to solve. Maybe this stone has properties that are yet to be discovered? We will see.

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kittythedreamer 5 years ago from the Ether

Awesome! I love onyx. I have two onyx rings that I wear often. Though maybe I should think about wearing them less if they tend to reduce sexual energies...I need a boost!

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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

Yes they can reduce sexual energies. I suggest that you take them off, maybe during this time you can cleanse them and re charge them and then put them back on. Giving yourself a break from them.

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Seeker7 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

I agree with you 100% I think the black onyx is a stunningly beautiful stone. I didn't realise either that there were different colours, I assumed, like yourself, that black was the only colour, so I found this really interesting. The healing of skin ailments was also new so I found this really interesting as well.

A really fascinating hub about this beautiful stone. Voted up + awesome!

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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

Thank you and I am glad to see you that you also like black onyx. Yeah I was fascinated when I discovered that there were other colors. It's very interesting. Thank you for reading.

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lilyfly 5 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

Do you believe that objects emanate the personality of the "owner?" I sure do! In Paris I stopped at a curiosity shop and met a guy with a HUGE ring of jasper, I think... I love onyx too, but gave them away, like all my jewels. Gotta stop doing that! If I run across some onyx, I'll send it to you! Nice hub! Longer please! lily

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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

Lily, in truth I really do feel that objects do emanate the personality of the owner. And my goodness I keep on telling myself that I'll make them longer never realize it until you mention it that I don't. I really do have to work on that. I do promise that with in time I will progress. Thank you. With your help I know I will make them longer. Keep reminding me. And if thanks for the thought on the onyx.

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kittythedreamer 5 years ago from the Ether

I think the size is just right. :)

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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

Thank you kitty, you're sweet. But I really am trying to make slightly longer hubs. Not too long where people will feel like they are dragging on. But ones just a bit longer.

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PADDYBOY60 5 years ago from Centreville Michigan

Very interesting hub. If it helps with draining energy, I need a ton of it! Thanks.

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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

You are very welcome Paddyboy, and thank you for reading.

jasper420 4 years ago

Very interesting hub I have always liked this stone for its look but never really knew the interesting history around it voted up

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Cresentmoon2007 4 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

Thank you Jasper420. Onyx is a beautiful stone and I love it. Glad you found the information here interesting.

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