Key Words: Inner strength, focused attention, willpower, self-mastery, discipline, reason
The Raven is a symbol of death and connected to the underworld, but this doesn't mean what you think. The Raven represents a transformation in your life. If you are aware of a current transformation in your life or want to prepare for one that is on the horizon, then Raven can help guide you through it. Maybe you want to release something that no longer serves you so that you may welcome in what will; Raven will help guide you along your transformation.
Each Raven is about 3-3.5" in height.
Onyx is a stone of inner strength. It enhances one’s endurance and persistence, enabling one to carry even difficult and dreary tasks through to completion. On a mental level, it increases one’s ability to maintain focus, allowing one to learn challenging new material and use well all that one has mastered. It energetically boosts the retention of memory and encourages attention to detail. These traits make Onyx a helpful tool for students, teachers, business owners, accountants, lawyers, software and computer technicians, and all those whose work calls for high levels of focus, perseverance and discipline.
Onyx is also a stone of physical strength. It assists one in containing one’s energies rather than allowing them to dissipate. It helps one to gradually build up one’s vitality. This can be especially helpful after a long illness, or even a prolonged work project, both of which can deplete one’s resources. It can keep one focused on an exercise regime, weight loss program or other effort to improve one’s health. Onyx is an excellent stone for body builders, even if the goals are quite modest. It encourages one to stay with the program and facilitates the sense of satisfaction that comes with achieving one’s goals.
Those who pursue their desires by manipulating other people and things outside themselves are advised to take advantage of Onyx’s capacity to realign one’s attention to one’s own actions. Then they may find the success which has heretofore eluded them. Onyx cools and condenses excessive energies. It calms nervousness and anxiety, soothes hot tempers and brings reason to passion. It is a good grounding influence when one has been working with very high-energy stones, which can bring thrilling visions and insights but may over-activate one’s energy field. It is an excellent stone to carry into conflict situations, in which one must maintain a ‘cool head.’ Onyx works well with other stones, not increasing their energies, but consolidating them. It helps one integrate spiritual insights, allowing one to make them one’s own. With Phenacite and other visionary stones, it aids in grounding their benefits in the physical world.
Black Onyx stimulates the Earthstar and first chakras, assisting one in grounding and connecting with the electromagnetic energy of the Earth. It is an excellent stone for use in scrying and magical work. It has been utilized as a magical stone for thousands of years, and is considered one of the best materials to use for the carving of magical amulets. Black Onyx is emotionally neutral. Black Onyx can be used to help stimulate the connection between the feet and the first chakra. This can be helpful for those suffering from weak legs, or who have difficulty grounding or eliminating bodily wastes or excess energy.
SPIRITUAL - Black Onyx teaches the appropriate use of power and the focusing of energy into positive force. It is excellent for those who are working to develop their telekinetic abilities.
EMOTIONAL - Black Onyx is emotionally neutral.
PHYSICAL - Black Onyx can be used to help stimulate the connection between the feet and the first chakra. This can be helpful for those suffering from weak legs, or who have difficulty grounding or eliminating bodily wastes or excess energy.
AFFIRMATION - I work on all my chosen tasks with clear focus, strong discipline, unrelenting perseverance and high efficiency.
Simmons, Robert. The Book of Stones