OnyxThis dark stone, like all black, brown, and blood red gems, is related to the root chakra. Root gems connect the user to the Earth at its most instinctual level—survival, procreation, energy, and ambition.

Spiritual Properties
Onyx is a stone that grounds us, helping us attain stability, energy, self-control. Its higher vibration promotes inspirational calmness, direction, and mental focus.

Physical Properties
This "stone of hard work" inspires us to direct our efforts and ambition to a safe home, a good job, food on the table.

  • Chakra: Root
  • Element(s): Fire
  • Zodiac Sign(s): Capricorn, Scorpio, Taurus
  • Planet(s): Mars, Saturn

Dharma Beads: Making and Using Your Own Buddhist Malas
Joanna Arettam (2000) Journey Editions; Tuttle Publishing