Crystal of the week: Black Onyx

Black Onyx Crystal of the week Crystals Onyx

Good morning my little gems.
I have a treat for you today for this weeks crystal of the week!
This weeks crystal is: Black Onyx
Onyx is one of the most ancient stones know and utilised for its super powerful energy. This precious stone was hugely used ceremonies and burials, magical work, and made into amulets on swords, shields and armour. This was to protect and strengthen warriors during battle. For many years many cultures, such as the Greeks and Romans, used Onyx to carve figures of their gods and hero’s in cameos and intaglio engravings. They would also carve Onyx to make stamps and seals, stone inlays and tiles, and as handles and bases for goldwork Onyx is talked about in many historical manuscripts and sacred texts. It is that precious and important that it was the first crystal ever talked about in the Bible, described in Genesis as an element of creation. It is resided with gold and the fragrant resin bdellium in the land of Havilah, an area surrounded by the Pishon River that flowed from the garden of Eden.
Representing the stillness of the night sky, the Onyx crystal stone meaning symbolises initiation and change in Peruvian and Native American traditions. This is because it inspires feelings of personal power that comes from facing your fears.
It is said that Black Onyx was feared in others and was considered to be “a bad luck stone” that caused black bile to circulate, especially within the mind. It was believed to invoke sadness and despondency, abrupt changes in mood, and make one angry and difficult. It could separate lovers, sow family discord, and expose one to the assaults of demons, bringing dreadful visions by night, quarrels and lawsuits by day. It was so feared in China, only slaves and menial labourers with no other way to make a living would go into the mines to extract it, where it was then carried out of the country and sold in other lands. The only preventative to these calamities was to also wear a Sard stone, most notably a Sardonyx, to neutralise the influence of the Onyx.
Black Onyx is a powerful protection stone that helps to absorb and transform any negative energy into positive energy, this then helps to prevent any of your personal energy drain. Black Onyx is also used to encourage happiness and good fortune so it's perfect for when you're meditating or when you want to manifest money into your life. When using Black Onyx it is recommended to use a secondary grounding stone in combination with the Onyx.
If you have ever struggled with healing old wounds or past life issues then this crystal is the one for you. Black Onyx helps those to development emotional and physical strength and stamina when needed during times of stress, confusion or grief.  Black Onyx helps one to become master of their own future. Simply wear or carry Onyx with you as a personal amulet or protection, this will help to keep your senses awake and fight any fears that may be associated with bullying or terrorism.
If you feel you're in a negative working environment then place a Black Onyx crystal in your work space to help  deflect others negative thoughts or criticism, and for effective defense against those who are manipulative or argumentative. This has been quite affect for a few people that came to me with help/guidance around work place bullying.
For those that may snuggle with sleep or night terrors. Place a Onyx on a nightstand with the intent of protection. This will help protect you against nightmares and fears associated with the dark. 
Not only is Onyx a great protecting stone it also helps those tap into there  intuitive powers and furthers the quality of sentience.  Onyx is very empowering for those working to develop on their telekinetic abilities. White Onyx can enhance spiritual vision and dream experiences, and facilitate connection with lunar energies.
Black Onyx can help protect you against black magick. This stone will guard one from negativity and help to heal your inner-self, shielding you from the evil eye. Black Onyx guides you to your personal power and helps you focus on your inner strength.
Chakra(s): Earth Star, root, sacral, solar plexus and third-eye
Planet: Saturn
Zodiac: Capricorn
Birthstone: July
Meaning: Protection and healing
I hope you all enjoyed this weeks crystal of the weeeeeeeeek!
Tune in same time next week for another new crystal!
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With love and blessings,
Renee xx

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