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Green Onyx Gemstone: Meaning, Healing Properties, and Uses

Green Onyx Gemstone: Meaning, Healing Properties, and Uses
As you might have guessed, the Green Onyx gemstone is much like its Black Onyx sibling: smooth, classy, elegant, and very powerful. CrystalBenefits tells you more about the uses, healing properties, and meaning of the Green Onyx gemstone.
Vrinda Varnekar
Last Updated: Feb 28, 2018
Did You Know?
The Green Onyx gemstone is often mistaken for Jade. However, the two are different kinds of gemstones, and are worn for different reasons.
There's no doubt as to why gemstones are so fascinating― their colors, textures, and the myths and folklore's associated with them all seem incredibly amazing. Gemstones have been in great demand since centuries― in talismans, royal attire, weapons, etc. Even today, gemstone therapy is a very popular method of alternative medicine, regardless of what critics have got to say about it.

Aside from being used for physical healing, gemstones are also used for mental and emotional healing, as well as for good luck. Not every stone suits every person, and yet, every person is suited to at least one stone. Experts have attributed the suitability of a gemstone to the birth date, birth time, birth day, and zodiac sign of a person, and so, we can definitely presume that there are a LOT of gemstones to choose from! They're all equally pretty, as well as very powerful. One such gemstone is the Green Onyx.
The Green Onyx is actually a variation of the Onyx gemstone family, and is dyed a rich, soothing green color. This stone is associated with the planet Mercury, and is ideal for people born under the zodiac signs of Gemini and Virgo. Incidentally, the planet Mercury is believed to be representative of intelligence, memory, and high brain power. The Green Onyx gemstone is recommended for those who are looking to improve their public-speaking skills, their authority, confidence, sense of logic, and memory. It is attuned to the Heart Chakra.
Just like every other gemstone, the Green Onyx too, is worn for a reason. More than one reason, in fact!
✦ Attracts Positive Energy
The Green Onyx is widely popular for attracting positive energy, and for repelling negative energy and vibes from around the wearer. Experts recommend this stone especially if one feels stuck in a rut of negativity. Just holding the stone, feeling its smoothness and letting the energy from the stone transmit into your being is good enough to make a person start coming out of the negativity cycle.
✦ Boosts Confidence
This stone is highly recommended for those with a public-facing job, such as a politician or actor. The Green Onyx helps to boost the confidence of a person, and helps improve public-speaking skills. This gemstone helps the wearer become more authoritative, confident, and impressive.
✦ Increases Courage
The Green Onyx is advised for those who feel that they are lacking in courage, for whatever reason. It is especially recommended for those who fear to stand up for themselves when wronged, or to stand up against anything that they feel is not right. This stone helps the wearer take control of his or her own life.
✦ A Substitute for Emeralds
For those looking for more aesthetic reasons, this gemstone can be used to replace emeralds. Experts feel that emeralds don't suit every person, and hence it is better to wear one only after checking if it completely agrees with a person's zodiac sign, birth day, year, time, etc. However, emeralds are fascinating for many, and many people wish to include them in their attire. In such a case, Green onyx gemstones can be used instead of emeralds.
✦ Eases Tension
A Green Onyx is believed to ease tension. Experts advise stressed people to simply hold the stone in the hand for some time and to let the soothing sensation of the stone relieve stress. Wearing it in a ring or in a necklace also helps to keep the wearer free of stress, frustration, and tension of any kind.
✦ Increases Focus and Concentration
Wearing a Green Onyx helps to improve concentration and increase focus. This stone is highly beneficial for those who feel they are not being able to concentrate properly on their work or other activities. Similarly, it helps the wearer focus on whatever task that is undertaken.
✦ Improves Memory and Learning Ability
This gemstone, as we mentioned earlier, is associated with the planet Mercury, which is representative of intelligence and sharp memory. Hence, one who wears this stone, or uses it regularly, experiences a sharper memory, and a greater will and ability to learn new things.
✦ Promotes Stamina
This stone is said to alleviate fears and doubts regarding oneself. It is also believed to promote physical as well as mental stamina, making the wearer more enthusiastic and capable to undertake various tasks.
Healing Properties
Along with the benefits of wearing this gemstone, it is also popular as alternative medicine. The healing properties of the Green Onyx can be summed up as given below.
❑ Used to soothe and cure a person who has had, or is on the verge of a nervous breakdown

❑ Used for improving and enhancing intimacy and sensuality in relationships

❑ Used to cure diseases related to the abdomen, eyes, skin, nose, etc.

❑ Helpful in controlling blood pressure

❑ Used for treating ulcers

❑ Used to treat those suffering from speech disorders

❑ Helpful in improving the condition of bones, hair, and teeth
Though the Green Onyx gemstone is attuned to the Heart Chakra, experts say that it is beneficial for all the other Chakras as well. While you can choose to simply have the gemstone by itself for your personal use, you can also use it as a pendant, or in a ring which should be worn on the left index finger. As it is relatively inexpensive, it can also be used in imitation jewelry as well as sculptures.
Note: This article is for informative purposes only. The author neither promotes nor criticizes the uses of this gemstone. Please do not use this information as a substitute for expert advice, and as a replacement to medical help.