Agate

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Agate

    • Alternative Names: Agate is a very large family so there are lots of different types of Agates that all have their own individual names.
    • Crystal System: Trigonal
    • Formation: Primary
    • Mineral Class: Oxide, quartz group
    • Hardness Mohs: 7
    • Rarity: Very Common
    • Location Found: Worldwide, most commercial stock comes out of Brazil
    • Colour: grey-blue, brown, red, yellow or artificially coloured
    • Forms: Natural, tumbled, cut/carved and very common in Jewelry
    • Birthstone: Nil

Agate Historical and Mythology Information:  – Agate has had a prominent reputation for being a great protection and good luck stone in most of the ancient world including India, Nepal and Tibet.  Amulets were traditionally carved out of agate so that they had either straight or parallel bands running through them.  Please beware that a lot of agate products are coloured.

Most commercial Agate comes from Brazil and a lot of the brighter colours are dyed.  This can be done because Agate is very porous and absorbs water/colour.  One thing to note when using Agate is that all colour has its own vibration and so if you are attracted to a specific stone even if it has been coloured there is a reason you need that vibration in your life.

NOTE: Do not leave the coloured ones in the sun for long periods of time as the colour can fade.

Agate Metaphysical Healing Properties Information:  Agate is an amazing stabilizes and helps to bring balance to your emotional and physical energy.  It is a very soothing and calming stone that works slowly to bring great strength and self-confidence into your life.  Agate is an amazing study stone and helps to improve concentration when you are working on a set task.  Agate assists with healing inner anger and stimulates love and strength so that you can move on and enter a more productive time in your life.  A water agate is considered a good luck charm to carry or wear when you are pregnant.

Chakra – Adjust depending on the colour of the Agate

Healing – Transforms negative influences to positive, stimulates digestion, heals eyes, stomach and the uterus, strengthens blood vessels and heals skin disorders.

Application

  • Worn or carried around as a comforter stone to bring peace and calm
  • Give a Water Agate as a gift for a pregnant lady to help protect during pregnancy – a water agate is an agate whose central hollow was filled with water and is now a space or hollow.
  • Meditated on to assist to bring centering
  • Agate is always a great addition to a Mojo Bag as it assists with concentration and focus.
  • Placed in a study or office to assist the person to concentrate on the task at hand in a peaceful calm way.
  • Placed on the body or appropriate Chakra for healing during energy work.

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