Black Onyx, also called the Stone of strength, is said to promote stamina and strength during times of stress, confusion or grief. It is a soothing stone, and is good for wearing, especially during times of emotional turmoil. It is known to help release negativity, a protective stone that guards the wearer from the 'evil eye'. It has a grounding effect that anchors the physical body to the earth and it brings harmony to the mind and the body.
Onyx can be found in Uruguay, Brazil, Afghanistan, India, Madagascar, Peru. The word Onyx comes from the Greek word "onux", which means fingernail or claw. The myth says that the goddess Venus was resting on the banks of the Indus River. As she slept, Cupid cut her fingernails. Falling into the waters of the sacred river, the nails with heavenly origins, were metamorphosed into Onyx. Onyx is the anniversary gemstone for the 7th year of marriage. Onyx honors Themis, the Greek Goddess of Justice and Order. She is known as the Divine voice who instructed mankind in essential laws, rules of friendliness and good governance. She is also known for her tokens of shields and defenses.
Black Onyx's affirmation is: "I draw strength from my past experiences. I release all the negative energy in my body."