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Agate

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Location & Composition of the Crystal

Agate, the Stabiliser, was first found near the Achetes River in Sicily amongst the artefacts of the Neolithic people, hence the name.

 

Agate is a commonly found crystal from Africa, Brazil, Czech Republic, India and Morocco. It is a Silicon Dioxide of the silicates/tectosilicate class of minerals which is a form of Chalcedony. It comes in various shades of black, blue, brown, green, orange, pink, red, tan, white and yellow. And even though the stones may appear to be opaque in appearance, they are translucent. Agate is generally banded, although this is not always the case, and the bands can be of the same colour or multi-coloured and may be linear, circular or crazy and random.

 

General Information & Legends

Agate is a gentle crystal that works slowly and deliberately behind the scenes on the root cause of an issue in order to have a lasting effect. It is a useful crystal for anyone who is easily hurt and helps stop obsessive thoughts and destructive patterns of behaviour. It is a great crystal to use to help bring clarity and stability to a situation and to overcome negative emotions by cleansing and removing them from the aura. It can help you bring a sense of balance and centeredness into your life by helping you to slow down and analyse what you need to do. It also harmonises Yin and Yang and helps discourage overspending on things we want, rather than need, and other such wasteful habits, thus increasing wealth.

 

It is said to be an amulet of protection for travelling to avoid accidents, as well as providing security for people such as police, chefs and bakers and against falling objects on construction sites.

 

Agate is a crystal that has been used throughout history by ancient cultures such as the Babylonians, Egyptians, Islamic civilisations and Romans to protect against negative energy, including tragedies and natural disasters. It has been discovered that the early Egyptians used them before 3000 BCE. The Romans used to turn Agate into powder and mix with water in order to counteract the venom of serpents. Ancient seafarers used Agate in amulets of protection from the angry power of the ocean. The properties of Agate eventually reached the African continent and then spread throughout the Middle East and into Russia and from there the rest of the World.

 

Agate is said to stabilise the aura whilst removing and transmuting negative energies.

 

Types of Agate

There are many different named Agates, some of which are listed below with a brief description. Generally, the name reflects the area where the crystal is found or it is descriptive of its colour and pattern.

 

  • Banded - stamina, grounding, love

  • Black - protection, grounding, calming

  • Blue Lace - communication, stabilising, calming

  • Botswana - universal love, emotional healing, creativity

  • Crazy Lace – encouragement, joy, support

  • Dendritic - balance, calming, abundance

  • Fancy - clarity, grounding, love

  • Fire - protection, vitality, spiritual perfection

  • Grape - group support, spirituality, balance

  • Laguna – balance, imagination, inspiration,

  • Moss - growth, nurturing, new beginnings

  • Peach - universal love, emotional healing, creativity

  • Spotted - grounding, protection, memory

  • Tree - harmony, calming, removes blockages

 

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Connections: Goddesses & Angels

Agate is associated with the following Goddesses:

 

  • Aurora, the Roman Goddess of the Dawn and Mother of the Winds

  • Bona Dea, the Roman Earth Goddess of Fertility and the Greek Goddess of Women

  • Cerridwen, the Welsh Goddess of Inspiration and Knowledge

  • Clota, the Goddess of the River Clyde

  • Calisto, the Greek Moon Goddess

  • Chirakan-Ixmucane, the Mayan Creator Goddess

  • Dione, the Phoenician Earth Goddess

  • Gaia, the Greek Earth Mother Goddess

  • Itzpapaloti, the Aztec Butterfly Goddess

  • Jana, the Roman Goddess of Secret and Hidden Things

  • Nyx, the Greek Goddess of the Night

Agate is not associated with any particular Angel although you can use an Agate of the colour which is associated with each or any of the Angels. For example, a blue Agate for Archangel Michael.

Chakras

Agate in itself is not associated with any particular chakra. The colour of the Agate resonates with the chakra associated with that colour as follows:

 

  • Crown Chakra – white

  • Third Eye Chakra – purple

  • Throat Chakra – blue

  • Heart Chakra – pink or green

  • Solar Plexus Chakra – yellow

  • Sacral Chakra – orange

  • Root or Base Chakra – black, brown or red

Healing: Physical, Emotional & Spiritual

Physically - Agate is said to help with symptoms relating to the following illnesses and areas of the body: constipation/diarrhoea, blood vessels, digestion, digestive system, epilepsy, eye disorders, fever, gastritis, heart, insomnia, lymphatic system, pancreatic health, rheumatism, skin infections and irritations, sleepwalking, stomach and the uterus.

 

Emotionally - Agate is said to assist with analytical abilities, anger diffusing or release, baby blues, bitterness, calming, concentration, courage to start again, decision making, emotional disharmony, marital fidelity, negativity, peace, perception, pragmatism, self-acceptance, self-analysis, self-confidence and self-worth, soothing and truth. It is useful for any kind of trauma.

 

Spiritually - Agate is said to aid aura cleansing, balance, clarity, grounding, inner stability and spiritual growth.

Birthstones & Anniversaries

Agates in general are a traditional birthstone for the zodiac signs of Gemini (21st May to the 20th June) and Capricorn (22nd December to the 19th January). They are also an ancient and modern birthstone for the zodiac signs of Gemini (21st May to the 20th June), Scorpio (23rd October to the 21st November) and Capricorn (22nd December to the 19th January).

 

In general, Agates are on the alternate anniversary crystal list for the 12th anniversary.

Meditation

Agate is a perfect crystal for meditating with to reach a calm and relaxed state which allows the user to achieve a deeper meditation and open the mind to higher thoughts and inner truths.

Affirmation

I am balanced and supported.

Important to Know

WARNING: As with all crystals you use regularly, don’t forget to cleanse and recharge it at least once a month.

For crystal healers who use crystals in their work, they should be cleansed after each client to remove any negative energy prior to being used on someone else.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER: Although the powers of crystals and stones are well documented and have been proven to help bring positivity into people's lives, they are never a substitute for medical advice.

 

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