Onyx is a quartz stone that is found in many countries. The onyx gemstone is a very fine textured stone that is black colored. Onyx is a more translucent color of black, and is considered by some to be the most powerful of all the black stones, possessing spiritual powers.
Onyx is most popular as black, but is also found in green and in yellow. Onyx gemstones are mined, sometimes with a white ribbon-like coloring through the stone.
Historically, the ancient Romans and Greeks were the first to mine and use onyx in their adornments and in decorations. The gemstone name onyx is thought to have originated from the Greek word onyx, which means fingernail.
Legend has it that one day Cupid cut the fingernails of the god Venus while she was sleeping and then left the clippings scattered on the ground. Because Venus was so important and no part of Venus would ever perish, the spirit of fate turned them into stone, which was later recognized as Onyx.
Onyx is the birthstone for the month of July and December. This mystical stone is the astrological stone for the sign Leo.
The Lore of onyx has it that it is given as a gift on the seventh and the tenth wedding anniversaries. Some believe that the black onyx gemstone is a source of chakra for your spiritual being grounding you so that you have a higher sense of who you are and where you want to be in life. Black Onyx is a source of protection from evil spirits and to give you mental awareness and connection to higher spiritual beings.
The green onyx offers protection for your heart, your love life, and your spiritual well being. Green onyx allows your spirit and your love to be received and felt by others so you can connect to other people and their spirit.
The yellow Onyx provides additional grounding and awareness of your spirit to give your emotions more seriousness and logic, so that you can make decisions that might have been much more difficult to make without it.
Black onyx is proven to provide the inner strength needed to change habits, to overcome problems in life, and as a source of power. Controlling your spiritual thinking, your passion and emotions are much easier when wearing black onyx which gives you the ability to connect with your inner self.