Black Onyx is a powerful protection stone that absorbs and transforms negative energy and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. Black Onyx aids the development of emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially when support is needed during times of stress, confusion or grief. It is believed to assist in decision making and with intuition. Black Onyx fosters wise decision-making. It also encourages happiness and good fortune. This stone teaches the appropriate use of power and focusing one’s energy and will into a positive force. A very grounding stone, Onyx is beneficial for those to be thought flighty by nature, or one who is having difficulty concentrating or focusing one’s attention. A strengthening stone that may assist one in the approach to a lesson or task with greater self-confidence and determination.