Blue onyx is a chalcedony, consisting of fine inter-growths of silica minerals, formed hydrothermally in hollows in rocks. The name derives from the Greek word onux which means nail of a finger or claw. Legend tells us that whilst Aphrodite slept, Eros cut her fingernails and left the clippings scattered on the ground. Because no part of a heavenly body can die, the gods turned them into the bands of stone that became known as onyx. A stone associated with wizards and sorcerers, in the Middle East, blue onyx is believed to absorb sorrow.
Spiritually blue onyx encourages self-realisation. It helps us to pursue our own goals with determination and is, therefore, particularly suited to people who are easily influenced and led. Blue onyx opens, heals, clears and activates the third eye chakra. This helps in bringing in our higher selves, and facilitates contact with spirit guides, angels and the divine. Blue onyx has been used as an effective talisman against black magic, and deflects negative energy.
Emotionally blue onyx increases happiness and contentment, and it has the ability to soothe fears and worries, thus stemming overwhelming emotions. It fortifies our self-confidence and sense of responsibility, and encourages a healthy egotism.
Mentally blue onyx improves the ability to assert ourselves. It stimulates analytical thought and logic, improves concentration and helps us to argue in a conclusive and determined manner. Blue onyx enhances intuition and strengthens the resolve to change bad habits.
Physically blue onyx sharpens the hearing and heals diseases of the inner ear. It improves the functioning of the sensory and motor nervous system, helps with weaknesses of the eyes, and fortifies the immune system against susceptibility to infections. Blue onyx works on the structural and epidermal systems including bones and teeth, bone marrow, soft tissue, fingernails, skin and hair. It is recommended for athletes to increase vigour, strength and stamina.
Leave your blue onyx to recharge in sunlight.
Blue Onyx Tumblestone
Price is for one stone, approx. 1.5 cm