A powerful protection stone, Onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy, and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. Red aids the development of emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially when support is needed during times of stress, confusion or grief.
An Onyx stone helps in deflecting inner and outer negativity and protects the wearer from the 'evil eye' or bad luck that is caused due to jealousy or negativity of some sort in the mind of others.
Green Onyx is associated with the planet Mercury, which is known to represent intelligence, elevated brain power, and enhanced memory. It is meant for anyone who wants to speak truth from the heart. This mineral opens up and actives the heart, in alignment to the brain, producing honesty and powerful realizations.
Onyx is first mentioned in the Book of Genesis: “And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone (2:12). It is mentioned 7 times in the Book of Exodus, where the Onyx is set in the ephod and the breastplate of the priests of Israel.