Onyx is known for its powerful energy and somber beauty. It increases ambition and confidence and protects against negative emotions and illness. Onyx is known to have a powerful positive effect on diminishing the negative potential of excessive electromagnetic energy. It banishes grief and promotes self-control, and in addition to balancing the powers of the body, this mala promotes healthy bodies and increased stamina. It is used for protection, strength, good fortune, vigor, and health.