Black Onyx Gemstone Uses & Crystal Healing Properties

Black Onyx

  • Warriors Stone
  • Transmutes Negative Energy
  • Enhances Grounding
  • Strength and Endurance Booster
  • Powerful Protection

Black Onyx is the warrior’s stone providing protection, strength, alertness, agility, stamina, and guidance in the face of adversity. Native American tradition believes that Black Onyx can help find inner power to boost self confidence and overcome deep rooted fears. It keeps a body grounded by connecting to the energies of the Earth alleviating feelings of worry and unneeded stress. It can reveal to a person what they are missing in their life encouraging them to make changes towards a more meaningful life. Black Onyx can also transmute negative energy into good energy helping maintain the body’s personal energy. It is a great crystal for anyone that is going through a hard time, and is looking to call upon their inner warrior Spirit for guidance. 


Gemini: May 21 – June 20
Leo:July 23 – August 22
Element: Earth
Planet: Saturn


To activate this crystal, affirm: I call upon the warrior within to guide and protect me. 


Root - Earth Star

Black Onyx stimulates the Root chakra, the source of physical and spiritual energy that flows through the body. When in balance the body begins to regain strength and stamina. Black Onyx aids that process by harnessing the power of the inner warrior to power through anything. Fostering a feeling of security and self love.

The Earth Star chakra is located between and below the feet, this is our connection to Earth. Black Onyx activates this chakra, keeping us grounded while balancing our energies allowing free flow throughout the body. The combination of these two chakras will help the body and mind feel positive, safe, and connected. It will enhance creativity, will power, and perseverance. 

Uruguay, Brazil, Afghanistan, India, Madagascar, Canada, Russia, South Africa, Peru and the US. Baja California, and northwest Mexico 


Powerful stone for spiritual awakening, Black Onyx resembles the dark night of the soul. A time for self discovery, growth, and healing. It allows the mind to face past traumas, release all of its doubts, and contemplate life’s purpose in the vastness of the universe. Fostering change, growth, and transcendental experiences. To aid in the process it offers protection from any negative energy directed towards you while attracting good fortune, making it a powerful pair with Tiger Eye crystal. Black Onyx provides mental toughness to be able to maximize control of desires and habits like procrastination, and binge eating.

In meditation, Black Onyx is able to keep you protected while tearing down all barriers in the conscious and subconscious. It will take you on a profound journey deep to the seat of the soul to help unlock past memories, and blocked trauma while keeping you grounded, protected, and strong. Only by overcoming these can one come into their true power, and become the master of their destiny. Black Onyx is the epitome of duality, taking you deep into the darkness so that you can shine your light brighter than ever before. 

It is recommended to pair Black Onyx with another crystal when embarking on a journey like that. Usually paired with a white crystal like Howlite to balance out the Yin and Yang energies, but can also be paired with other crystals depending on the desired outcome. 


Black Onyx is a powerful healer because it is able to reverse damage done to cells. By regenerating stem cells, it in turn boosts the function of bone marrow, which increases blood health, and affects all systems in the body. This powerful Earth crystal can help in healing the Earth of the human body, the bone structure. It is great for treatments in bone marrow, teeth, feet, and the skeletal system. Its cellular regeneration enhancing capabilities aids in soft tissue regeneration. It could provide support for epilepsy and glaucoma by boosting cellular health. 


Black Onyx is used to honor the demigod Hercules, representing strength, protection, and sheer determination. Persians believe that Black Onyx can protect them from all negative energies including evil eye spells, and witchcraft. It is important to understand that Black Onyx operates on duality, carrying the energy of light and dark. In spirit work one must use them carefully and in balance. A person cannot fully understand the feeling of bliss if they have never experienced chaos, they would just take the bliss for granted. Dark is necessary to fully understand light, making this a great stone for self mastery, and inner strength. 

Ancient wisdom indicates that there is no death, just rebirth. Known for its knowledge of ‘death’ and rebirth, it is a powerful medium to use in séances to contact someone on the other side and bring back messages from spirits that have passed on. Similarly it is used for past life regressions, and helping a stuck spirit move on. As a symbol for rebirth, Black Onyx is used to aid in pregnancy labor to reduce pain, and smoother delivery.