Agate:

Properties: Composed of microscopic crystals of Quartz laid down in colorful bands or ribbons. The appearance of the stone is waxy and soft. Almost always translucent and occasionally transparent. Agates are grounding stones. Agates are one of the oldest good luck stones. They help obtain a better physical/emotional balance. They work to raise consciousness. Builds self-confidence. Agate enables the person wearing it to choose their friends carefully. Used to avert from lighting and stormy weather (physically and metaphysically), agate brings prosperity. It is a protector of children. This stone helps us to have patience, and allows for inner peace. Use agate as a gazing tool for divination and meditation. Agate balances emotions and brings insight to any situation.

Folk Remedies: Agate is a fertility stone used for centuries. It is believed to prevent miscarriages and alleviate discomfort during pregnancy. It is a cooling stone used for stomach, colon, liver, spleen, kidneys. Used for centering, taking heart and maintaining blood sugar levels. This is why it is so helpful for dizziness, headaches and impaired balance. anorexia/food issues, and inflammation. Restores nerve feeling and healing after injury/burns.

Feng Shui: Agate is used primarily anywhere to help bring change. Used in the Center for balance, health and grounding and in the West for children, in the Southwest (as a pair) for fertility and in the East for community and family.

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History: Agate is (SiO2) quartz with the addition of Al, Ca, Fe, Mn. This is Chalcedony quartz in red, orange, yellow, browns and blues. Agate has additional metaphysical properties based on its color and specific qualities Agate stone was named after the river Achates in Sicily. Agate was used to make scarabs in ancient Egypt.

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Additional variation of agate can be found all over the world. See a brief description of each, below and find more in depth information under each individual name:

 

Black Banded Agate:

This is a stone for grounding and centering the energies of the Root Chakra. Use for self control, grounding, resilience, quiet power, grounding, invisibility, peace and anxiety. Black agate is considered a receiving stones and is used for calming, soothing, inward meditation and reflection. When used for Chakra healing and balancing, Black Agate represents the element earth, and is therefore related to our survival instincts, and to our sense of grounding and connection to our bodies and the physical plane. Ideally, when using black stones at the Root Chakra, they bring us health, prosperity, security, and dynamic presence.

Blue Band Agate:

This stone represents the spiritual aspects of our life. The sky and the ocean give us the feeling that life is an endless process. Blue is the greatest healing power in the world. Blue is the color of purity and those who carry this stone with them can obtain a sense of calmness, peace, serenity, and beauty. The Throat Chakra is energized by blue. Through the throat, we express ourselves, connecting with sound and voice, carrying power with our words. Blue banded agate helps with this task. This crystal energy is peaceful and soothing. Calms tired nerves, alleviating agony and pain we suffer from physical stress. It has a pacifying effect over our nervous system and brings us great relaxation. Blue banded agate reveals the layers of a cool, soothing and sedative sense of self.

Blue Lace Agate:

Helps to focus on the inner source of love within you that transforms and heals all wounds. Contains the qualities of flight, air, movement, and grace. Highly inspirational when working with the inner self. Works well with not only the Throat Chakra, but the Heart, Third Eye and Crown Chakra. Strengthens hereditary skeletal structure, outward manifested growths, such as arthritis.

 Botswana Agate:

Gray and waxy in appearance. Strongly recommended for firefighters, people who smoke, and for anyone who comes in regular contact with excessive amounts of heat or smoke. Helpful for anyone who wants to quit smoking. Beneficial to the circulatory system, the skin, and the brain. A pleasant side effect may be giddiness. Soothes depression.

Crazy Lace Agate:

Crazy Lace Agate has twisting, turning bands and is an excellent stone for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, and in harmonizing Yin Energy and Yang Energy, the positive and negative forces of the universe. It promotes mental agility, liveliness and variety, and encourages flexibility in thinking and action. Crazy Lace Agate can promote fun and laughter and opens up communication. Associated with the “web of fate”, Crazy Lace Agate is useful when visiting very old places to prevent sudden fears or negative vibes, but allows you to see past worlds and spirits. Crazy Lace Agate’s energy is circular and flowing. It helps overcome depression and despair, elevating thoughts and attitudes. It is uplifting and increases self-esteem.

Fire Agate:

This stone is found in shades of orange, orange brown, or orange white. Strong connection to the energies of fire. Excellent stone to use before meditating. Induces a feeling of excitement and energy. Helps alleviate problems relating to the stomach and endocrine system. Helps you examine and deal with problems in an aggressive yet controlled manner. Helps take the edge off difficult experiences. It is a stone for motivation and inspiration. Good for both the Sacral Spleen Chakra and Solar Plexus Chakra.

Moss Agate

Connects one to Nature. Translucent, transparent agate containing inclusions of minerals that look like moss or foliage. Improves ego and self-esteem, emotional balance and strengthens positive personality traits. Allows one to see all the beauty one’s eyes touch. Moss agate is known to transmute anger, diffusing it the longer your hold it.

Orange Band Agate:

This stone helps us in times of depression, loneliness, and boredom. It is the best emotional stimulant. Joy comes from orange energy. Orange has the love from red and the wisdom from yellow. It strengthens confidence and allows independence. This stone gives power to remove suppression and inhibitions. It allows you to create ideas and give courage and strength. Symbolic of prosperity and pride, orange is useful for stimulating blood supply and energizing the nerves. It stimulates the Sacral Spleen Chakra therefore, it is beneficial in the treatment of kidney and gall stones, hernia and appendicitis. It is also used to stimulate the milk producing action of breasts after childbirth.

Pink Agate:

This stone is a promoter of love. Pink agate is the (tertiary blend) of red and white. The energetics of pink will depend on the amount of red that is added to white. White represents the entire visible light spectrum that a human can see. It is all the colors together. It represents complete energy and fullness or wholeness. Red is the color in the spectrum with the longest visible wavelength. It represents movement, motivation and heat. When added to white, red softens its glow and takes on the properties of both colors. Therefore, it is used as a great neutralizer. It soothes anger and negative energy. It provides an underlying tone of confidence and support and helps us to move from a defensive state of mind to a calming and positive one. It is a color that helps us to realize our misconceptions and beliefs, which no longer serve us.

Purple Agate:

This is a stone of meditation and spiritual transformation. This stone works on the Third Eye Chakra and Crown Chakra. It assists in allowing trust with your own intuition and opens the spiritual flood gates to a realm of endless possibilities. It gives us the space to “be” our spiritual selves and clears the mind for extraordinary vision and insight. Agate is composed of microscopic crystals of Quartz laid down in colorful bands or ribbons. The appearance of agate is waxy and soft. Almost always translucent and occasionally transparent. Agates are grounding stones. They help obtain a better physical/emotional balance. They work to raise consciousness. Builds self-confidence.

Red Banded Agate:

This is a stone for grounding and centering the energies of the Root Chakra. The color for the Root Chakra is red or black and it is grounded with your power. When this Chakra is open, you feel in good health and connected with your physical body. It is used to ground your essence into your physical body. This Chakra gives you determination, grounds you and helps in survival in the physical realms. Red is a projecting stones which assists in destroy disease, strengthens conscious, courage, strength, physical energy, luck, and success. Red stones are used for protection, courage, energy.

Snake Skin Agate:

Resembling the skin of a snake in appearance, this extraordinary agate stone offers the encouragement of self-esteem and self-awareness. It has been used to initiate the upward spiral of the kundalini energy through the Chakra system. Like a snake, it surges forward, activating all energies in its path. As a result, when using snakeskin agate, you can experience increased awareness, a joyful re-connection and an overwhelming sense of self-love. It is often expressed that by the action of kundalini rising, you receive a feeling of a renewed love for life.

Titanium Agate:

This stone is infused with titanium and additional metal oxides to form one of the most precious crystals on the planet. It increases lifeforce and vitality, attuning to the highest attribute of the Crown Chakra. It’s rainbow colors have been shown to stimulate the entire aura body! An exceptional stone for creativity. This agate removes blockages and enhancing the flow of creativity due to its intensely visual colors. It has been used for increasing intuition and therefore an exceptional stone for promoting clairvoyance as well as all forms of “seeing”. Consider this crystal for assisting in meditation, an alternative medicine career or yogic practice. This crystal appears to stimulate the upward movement of the kundalini and is exceptional for any tantric practice.

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