Hardness: 7       Locations: Italy, Mexico, USA, Russia, South Africa, Brazil

Astrological sign of: Leo

Beneficial for making wise decisions, self-confidence, centering, vigor, balancing yin and yang, banishing old habits, self control, protection in dark places, relationship stability. Onyx is an excellent stone for initiating modes of centering and alignment of the total person with the higher powers. It helps one absorb from the universe those energies which are needed. Onyx helps one to follow the path alone, promoting personal strength. It helps one to become the master of one’s own fortune.