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Agate

Gemstones and minerals have been used since times immemorial for ritual purposes, to mark places and for healing. The work with crystals and its positive effects is well documented and comprises a valuable additional tool alongside traditional and alternative forms of treatment. For a list of stones and further information, please visit the Crystals page.

Alternate Names

The Stabiliser

 

Locations

Africa, Brazil, Czech Republic, India, Morocco

 

Composition

Agate is a Silicon Dioxide of the silicates/tectosilicate class of minerals which is a form of Chalcedony, and is primarily formed within metamorphic and volcanic rocks. 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.

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

 

General Information & Legends

The use of Agate stones dates back to Islamic cultures, Ancient Rome, Greece and, even further, to the third millennium BCE in the Indus Valley civilisation, as well as Babylonia and Ancient Egypt. It was used for adornment, as well as for its healing and protective properties. 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 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 centredness 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.

 

Agate can be used as an amulet of protection for travelling to avoid accidents, as well as providing security for people such as police, military and manual workers.

 

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Deities & Angels

  • 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: Helps 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.

Emotional/Mental: Assists 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.

Spiritual: Aids aura cleansing, balance, clarity, grounding, inner stability and spiritual growth.

Birthstones & Anniversaries

Traditional: GeminiCapricorn

Modern: GeminiScorpioCapricorn

Anniversaries: 12th

Meditation

Agate assists in reaching 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.

Warning

Cleanse your crystals regularly.

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