ATTRIBUTES: Strength, Courage, Security
ELEMENT: All (depending on the variety)
CHAKRA: Lower Chakras
MINED IN: U.S., India, Morocco, Brazil, Africa, Czech Republic
Agate is the name given to different varieties of banded chalcedony, a mineral of the quartz family. Agates were formed from microscopic crystals of quartz most commonly laid down in bands.
A soothing and calming stone, Agate works slowly, but brings great strength. Agate is an excellent stone for harmonizing the body, mind, and spirit. It soothes and calms, healing inner tension or anger; and creates a sense of security. Agate is believed to give courage, emotional strength, and self-confidence, and to dispel fears. It can also stabilize the aura, eliminating and transforming negativity. Agate is said to enhance mental function and to improve concentration, perception, and analytical abilities.
- Facilitates acceptance of self
- Cleanses and stabilizes the aura
- Improves concentration and perception
- Encourages speaking one’s truth
- Raises consciousness and awareness
- Promotes spiritual growth and inner stability
- Useful for emotional trauma
- Dispels fears and negativity
- Brings about emotional and physical balance
In Crystal Healing, Agate is often used for cleansing negative energies. It is believed that when placed on the heart, Agate has the ability to heal emotional disease that prevents acceptance of love. Physically, it could be beneficial for disorders of the eyes, stomach, and uterus. Agate is also said to strengthen blood vessels, improve skin problems, and cleanse the lymphatic system.
A FEW VARIETIES OF AGATE:
BLUE LACE AGATE
Blue Lace Agate is a gentle, calming stone that brings peace and tranquility, lessens anger, and calms nervousness. It assists in reaching higher spiritual planes and communicating with angels. It can help bring stronger intuition and inner knowledge. Blue Lace Agate can increase mental focus and promote inspiration; it can also assist in inner attunement. It activates the throat chakra.
Botswana Agate is a soothing stone that is said to promote creativity and unconditional love. It encourages us to find solutions rather than focusing on negative aspects of daily challenges. It helps us to see the bigger picture and it gently releases emotional repression. Botswana Agate stimulates the exploration of the unknown and furthers our quest toward an enlightened state. It may also aid depression.
The gentle, nurturing energy of Moss Agate encourages us to appreciate and enjoy each moment on earth, and assists the planet in its healing. Known by some as a “birthing” crystal that can assist midwives in their work, Moss Agate is a stone of new beginnings, and promotes release from old habits. Moss Agate also attracts wealth and abundance, and improves self esteem. It soothes and calms, healing inner tension or anger.
Yellow Agate is said to provide strength, protection, and support. It is a grounding crystal that promotes courage and balance. Yellow Agate is believed to bring prosperity and happiness, and to ward off self-induced anger and inner bitterness.
TREE AGATE (DENDRITIC)
Dendritic Agate is known as the stone of plentitude. It’s said to bring abundance and a fullness of life. It has a strong connection to the plant kingdom and it is believed to have the ability to protect crops and to maintain the health of house plants. It encourages us to remain centered and to enjoy each moment.
Fire Agate is a strong grounding and protecting stone with a high vibration. It is believed to create a powerful shield around the body that provides psychic protection. Fire Agate has a deep connection to the earth and its calm energy can bring forth safety and security. It can also help center the energy stronger in the lower chakras and stimulate creative abilities. Fire Agate is believed to encourage spiritual growth and aid spiritual practices.
PURPLE SAGE AGATE
Purple Sage Agate is a stone of inner guidance, protection, purification, and healing. It emanates a gentle but steady vibration of the Purple Ray, and it is ideal for individuals who are highly sensitive to crystal energies and who can be over-stimulated by stones of more intense vibration. Purple Sage Agate is wholesome and spiritual, as well as grounding. It offers psychic protection by strengthening and sealing one’s auric field.
The Book of Stones by Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian
The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall