Height: almost 3 1/2 inches
Width: 3 1/2 inches
Formed from microscopic crystals of quartz laid down in bands; agate is a banded variety of Chalcedony. Agate is a grounding stone that creates balance emotionally, physically and intellectually.
Psychologically: Facilitates acceptance of one’s self, which in turn, builds self- confidence. Aids self analysis and perceptions of hidden circumstances. Brings attention to disease effecting your well being.
Mentally: Improves concentration, perception and analytical abilities. Encourages one to speak their own truth.
*Agates with clear crystals can stimulate memories.
Emotionally: Overcomes negativity and bitterness of the heart. Heals inner anger, fosters love and the courage to start again. Agate helps emotional trauma- creating safety and security by dissolving internal tension.
Spiritually: Raises consciousness and links into collective consciousness. Encourages quiet contemplation and assimilation of life experiences which leads to spiritual growth and inner stability.
Healing: *Stabilizes the aura- eliminating and transforming negative energies. placed on the heart- heals emotional disease that prevents acceptance of love. Placed on the stomach, it stimulates digestive process and relieves gastritis. Heals eyes, stomach and uterus. Cleanses lymphatic system and pancreas, strengthens blood vessels and heals skin disorders.
This mineral is extremely protective with ancient stories to tell. Since it’s discovery on the banks of the Greek river Achates, legends say agate can grant the powers of invisibility and courage. By invisibility it means much more than only what meets the eye. Keep this stone close when you feel vulnerable and need some more protection either physically or emotionally. The light and dark bandings in agate remind us that in order to be a magic-maker we much embrace the light and the dark.
This stone is also good for:
-Balancing sexual energy
-Faithfulness in relationships
-Promoting natural talents
-Harmonizes yin and yang
-Soothing and calming
-Works slowly but brings great strength
-It’s multiple layers can bring hidden information to light
Agate is the Ayurvedic birthstone for May and the zodiac birthstone for Capricorn and Gemini.
Chakra: Depends on the type of agate
Keywords: Protection, Courage, Strength and Grounding
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