Onyx is variety of Agate with stripes of different colors. In Ancient India Onyx was considered a symbol of success, in China - a symbol of sorrow and grief. These contradictory properties of Onyx do not affect at all its popularity. Onyx is a stone of the determined and the hypochondriac, the warriors and the pacifists. Onyx is a stone of Venus.
Talismans & amulets
Onyx is a talisman of politicians. It gives the wearer power, concentrates energy, makes mind clearer, strengthens memory, protects from sudden death and assasination attempts. Amulets with Onyx are recommended to be carried at the level of solar plexus.
When mounted in silver, Onyx cures ailments of heart and insomnia, repels melancholy, pervasive dark thoughts and restores desire to live.
Onyx is "a stone of fighters", as it enables to focus one's energy. Onyx makes a person more self-assured, enables its wearer to insist on his point of view, to defend his interests with persistence. It is a stone of people scrupulous and purposeful, and it will enable them to hold the conquered positions. in India it was believed that an Onyx worn on the neck may actually damp love and passion, and bring disputes into the marital life. In the East people believed that the wearer of the Onyx, set in the ring, will be guarded against sorcery and evil eye. Others said that Onyx can reconcile bitter enemies. It is said that Onyx has an ability to drive away storms, lightning, and various everyday misfortunes.
Chakra Three: Manipura, Chakra Two: Svadhisthana