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The Sunset Stone
Botswana Agate the “Comfort Stone” and “Stone of Protection” is also known as the “Sunset Stone”. The name Botswana Agate comes from the area of Africa where it is mined. Botswana Agate is a common crystal found solely in Africa.
It is a form of banded Chalcedony (silicon dioxide) of the silicates class of crystals. It comes in various shades of Cream, Grey, Pink and White, and is opaque with distinctive banding in circular ovoid shapes.
Botswana Agate has a gentle energy that works very slowly and in a subtle way helping those who have repressed emotional issues that need to be addressed; so that they can release them in order to heal. It is an ideal crystal for sensitive people and especially children or teenagers who are easily hurt by teasing or peer pressure, sometimes assisting them to move on and form new friendships with others who are like-minded.
It is a protective crystal for those who work with fire and also protects the home from fire too. Botswana Agate absorbs negative energy and toxicity and is useful to prevent out-of-body visitations from other souls and repels unwelcome spirits.
Legend states that Botswana Agate with an "eye" formation in the banding is considered very lucky. Civilizations in the Middle East and Africa cherished them for their powers of protection against any type of evil influence or negativity. They were often offered to the Gods of the elements to protect their harvests from drought, flooding or insect invasions.
Healing & Releasing
Botswana Agate is associated with the following Goddesses: Clota, the Celtic Goddess of the River Clyde, Callisto, the Greek Moon Goddess, Dione, the Phoenician Earth Goddess and Jana, the Roman Goddess of Secret and Hidden Things.
Botswana Agate is not associated with any particular Angel. Although you could use the more pink coloured pieces to connect with Archangel Ariel whose name means “Lion" or "Lioness of God” and whose aura is a pale shade of pink.
Botswana Agate is primarily associated with the Sacral Chakra (Svadhistana), relating to creativity, sensuality, sexuality and desire for pleasure. Its secondary Chakra is the Base (Root) Chakra (Muladhara), relating to survival and security.
In crystal healing, Botswana Agate is said to help with illnesses and symptoms relating to brain disorders, detoxifying, general health and healing, heart and blood vessels and sexual dysfunction. It is also believed to boost fertility in women and encourage potency in men to aid the conception of strong and healthy babies.
Emotionally, Botswana Agate is said to assist with acceptance, agoraphobia, coping with change, creativity, depression, emotional healing, emotional repression, grieving process and obsessive thoughts. On a spiritual level, it helps with Angel communication and connection, aura protection, cutting etheric cords and grounding.
Botswana Agate is not a traditional or ancient birthstone but is a modern birthstone for the Zodiac signs of Gemini, 21st May to 20th June, and Scorpio, 23rd October to 21st November.
Botswana Agate is not on the anniversary list but Agate, in general, is on the alternative list for the 12th and 14th anniversaries.
Botswana Agate is a perfect crystal for meditating with to ground and centre at the beginning of a meditation and then to travel into different streams of consciousness with the aid of the bands within it.
Affirmation: I am ready to release and heal emotional issues.
Important to Know
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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