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& Minerals Information
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50 pages of this Stones & Minerals Information section are
below. The other 4 are in the index, page 5. (see the end of
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A while ago Mouse was kind enough
to send me a short description about the qualities of the Onyx,
but it's long-since been knocked out of my ezInbox, so I was
wondering if I could trouble her, and anyone else with good
information, to share it with me...? I will be doing my own
Google but cannot do it now as I have a LOT I want to do and
not too much time in which to do it. Thanks!
From Amandus Korse, author
of a Dutch book about (semi) precious stones and their remedies:
Onyx strengthens the skin,
nails, hair and hearing. It improves concentration, makes serious
and thoughtful, objective and meditative. Onyx helps calm down
emotions and to remain in control of them, and activates the
logical, calm thought. It makes precise and gives a sense of
responsibility. It helps turn inward and protects against negative
moods. Onyx doesn't suit somber and depressed people, but more
those who are carefree (sometimes careless), flighty, superficial
or led by fantasy. Through onyx, one gets to know and accept
ones shadow aspects. It grounds a person and strengthens the
root and throat chakra. The high quantities of violet gives
the stone a spiritual tendency so that a well-grounded connection
and stimulation is sent to the crown chakra.
Metaphysical properties of onyx:
... Onyx is a strength giving stone, useful for athletes or
for people under emotional or mental stress. This stone's ability
to balance the mind and body, and its power to strengthen the
body make onyx an excellent choice for those who are flighty
by nature. Since onyx is such a strengthening stone, it can
allow you to approach any task with greater self-confidence.
Its energies act as a mental tonic and can help you cope with
fears and worries, making you feel more in tune with your surroundings.
Onyx is also a grounding stone. It is in tune with the natural
energies of the earth. This property can help you feel more
balanced and in harmony with nature and your environment. Traditionally,
onyx was worn to cool the ardors of love, probably because of
its ability to help balance the mental and emotional aspects
of self. Onyx and synergy: Onyx is a good stone for those born
during The Moon of Long Nights - (23 Nov - 21 Dec). Its ability
to help us cope with fears and worries can allow us to look
within and come to grips with the underlying problems in our
lives. By aiding our ability to be more introspective, onyx
can be helpful to those seeking to better themselves. Onyx also
acts as a stabilizer or moderator, equalizing the mental and
emotional. This ability can help those born during this time
communicate more easily with less stress. Onyx is a good stone
for those born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius.
Onyx is associated primarily with
the root chakra. It assists with challenges in life, especially
those caused by a drain of energy. It prevents the draining
away of personal energy and can be used for protection from
such. It also helps with grounding and controlling or eliminating
excess or unwanted energies. It has been used for wound healing,
childbirth and to increase stamina and self-control. Black onyx
and red onyx are associated with the base (root, first) chakra.
White onyx is associated with linking the base and crown chakras
to have balanced energy throughout the chakra system.
Onyx is an excellent mineral for
initiating modes of centering and aligning the total person
with the higher power. It can be used to get rid of grief, enhance
self-control, stimulate wise decision making, encourage happiness
and good fortune. It is used to cleanse ones intuition receivers,
in that one feels whole, while continuing to be aware of opportunities
around us fur use with intuition guidance. Onyx can facilitate
one to see the duality of ones nature and to energize
the Yin-Yang into the whole. It aids in foreseeing of what lies
beyond and provides for activation of ones memory with respect
to ones roots and reality. It aids in one to become the master
of their future. It has been used in the breast plate of the
Black Onyx is used to help one change
habits. It is also believed to be a valuable tool for helping
concentration levels and aiding absentmindedness. Some think
it makes the wearer more eloquent and thus is worn for public
speaking engagements. This stone is used to banish grief and
enhance self-control, encourage happiness and good fortune.
It is an excellent stone to use too, for centering and alignment
of the total person with higher powers. It furthers the awareness
of the instincts, helping you see and feel the guidance. It
promotes the recognition of personal strengths and assisting
you in the understanding of the reality of the moment. It helps
you to become the master of you own domain. Black Onyx is excellent
for grounding negativity and releasing stress. It can be worn
for protection, to banish grief, and to encourage happiness
and good fortune. Onyx is a semi-precious gemstone of quartz
variety with an extremely fine crystal formation.
Thanks Mouse, much appreciated.
Black Onyx A gemstone that helps channel and clarify intuitive
wisdom so that it can be used for practical purposes here in
the physical world. Black onyx can help you to find and focus
on your dharma, your "true path" and help you to safely,
confidently & successfully walk that path. Combining black
onyx with moonstone can help to ground and protect you while
accessing the psychic centers... in deep meditation, magical
ritual and spellwork, or during divinatory readings. Onyx is
an excellent stone for initiating the modes of centering and
alignment of the total person to the higher powers. It can be
used to banish grief, to enhance self- control, to stimulate
the powers of wise decision making and to encourage happiness
and good fortune. It helps one to absorb, from the universe,
those energies which are needed. It can be used to provide glimpses
of that which lies "beyond"
while providing for activation of the memory with respect to
ones roots and reality. It helps one to become the master of
ones own future. Onyx is a protective stone worn when
facing adversaries in battles or conflicts of all kinds. It
can also be used as a defense against negativity consciously
directed against you.
From my notes: Symbol of
discordance, fear, and sadness. It promotes chastity but induces
quarrels, fitful dreams, and ominous forebodings. The onyx is
reputed to improve concentration and devotion. Perhaps it is
for this reason that it is frequently to be found in rosaries.
Regenerates the heart, kidney and nerve tissue.
*Scott Cunningham: Projective, Mars,
Saturn, Fire, associated stone: diamond; powers of protection,
defensive magic, reducing sexual desires. Ritual Lore: In times
past, onyx was thought to be the manifestation of a demon imprisoned
in the stone. This demon woke up at night and spread terror
and nightmares to any persons within its range of influence.
This demon was also thought to provoke discord between lovers
(though see below for the reason why "discord" might
occur if this stone is misused).
Magical uses: Onyx is a protective
stone worn when facing adversaries in battles or conflicts of
all kinds--or while hurrying down a dark street at midnight.
(Isn't it nice that magic is practical?) In classical ceremonial
magic, the image of the head of the god Mars or a figure of
the hero Hercules was engraved on onyx and carried for courage.
Onyx is used for protection as well as defense against negativity
consciously directed toward you. While such things as 'psychic
attack' or 'hexing' are raer and often exist only in the mind
of the 'victim', performing defensive rituals can be psychologically
A defensive spell:
Place a square mirror on your altar. Set a purple candle before
it so that the flame is reflected in the mirror. Empower 9 onyx
stones with reflective, or defensive, energy. Place one piece
of onyx three inches from the candle's right side. Then from
right to left, until the candle is half-ringed with onyx toward
you, but is clear in front of the mirror. Light the candle.
Visualize the onyx as collecting the negativity and sending
it into the candle's flame. Then see the flame acting as a lens,
focusing the negativity and sending it into the mirror. The
mirror is a doorway onto the spiritual plane. The negative energy
is sent through it back to the original sender. Protection is
Onyx has been used to reduce the
sexual impulses. This is dangerous, for sexual release is a
natural part of life. When it is repressed, mental illness,
physical illness, antisocial behavior, religious delusions and
even murderous tendencies can result. Natural sexual impulses
exist for pleasure, for union with other humans and the divine,
and for the continuance of human life.
Suppression of them leads to hatred,
isolation and a lessening of respect for all life forms. To
counter the restraining protection or reactivate desires combine
the onyx with a set diamond in the stone. The balance will return.
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