Ancient Stones of Divination
The Urim and Thummim stones were used by the Hebrew High Priest for Divination, the act of seeking knowledge through indirect means from God. “Urim” (white) translates to “Curse, fault, guilt, or No.” Thummim (black) translates to “Light, Truth, Innocence, or Yes.”
“And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron’s heart, when he goeth in before the L-RD: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before the L-RD continually.”
Exodus 28: 30
“They can help you to read the omens.”
It’s in the Bible.
These stones were the only form of divination permitted by God. The priest carried them in a golden breastplate.” —from The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Black Onyx stone
Balance, Grounding, Protection, Strength
A strength giving, balancing and grounding stone; providing support in difficult or confusing circumstances, and during times of enormous mental and physical stress. It helps to balance conflicting energies and drives, absorbs and transforms negative energy, helps alleviate fears and worries.; promotes vigor and stamina. It also centers your energy and aligns it with a higher power, accessing higher guidance.
Some beliefs & usages:
Place black onyx in the northeast corner of your home to encourage wisdom and enlightenment. (source: www.earthegy.com)