Onyx is a powerful protection crystal and is a stone of inner strength. It works to repel negative energy and can help you to gain control of overwhelming situations and emotions. Onyx is a stone of personal power and can be very calming. It can aid in increasing focus and releasing negative thoughts.Onyx balances the Root Chakra. It helps to stabilize and ground you. Onyx can bring one back to a strong sense of reality. It reintroduces you to your inner nature and can help with self discipline. It is associated with the Element of Earth, and that connection helps to center you and balance your emotions and thoughts.