Color: clear or milky white, gray, blue, green, pink, brown, often artificially colored
Appearance: Waxy and soft, usually banded, sometimes translucent with small crystals, various sizes. Often sold as artificially colored slices that have no additional therapeutic properties
Source: United States, India, Morocco, Czech Republic, Brazil, Africa
Attributes: formed from microscopic crystals of quartz laid down in bands, this is a very stable crystal. Agates are grounding stones, bringing about an emotional, physical, and intellectual balance. They aid in centering and stabilizing physical energy.
Agate has the power to harmonize yin and yang, the positive and negative forces that hold the universe in place. A soothing and calming stone, Agate works slowly but brings great strength. Its multiple layers can bring hidden information to light.
Psychologically, Agate gently facilitates acceptance of one’s self. This builds self-confidence. It aids self-analysis and perception of hidden circumstances, bringing to you attention any dis-ease* that is interfering with you well-being.
Agates enhance mental function as they improve concentration, perception, and analytical abilities, leading to practical solutions. Agate’s love of truthfulness encourages speaking one’s own truth. Agates with clear crystals can stimulate memories. Emotionally, this crystal overcomes negativity and bitterness of the heart. It heals inner anger, fostering love and the courage to start again. It is useful for any kind of emotional trauma. It creates a sense of safety and security by dissolving internal tension. Spiritually, Agate raises consciousness and links into collective consciousness and awareness of oneness of life. It encourages quiet contemplation and assimilation of life experiences, leading to spiritual growth and inner stability.
Healing: Agate stabilizes the aura*, eliminating and transforming negative energies. Its cleansing effect is powerful at the physical and emotional levels. Placed on the heart, it will heal the emotional dis-ease that prevents acceptance of love. Place on the abdomen or taken as an elixir, Agate stimulates the digestive process and relieves gastritis. It heals the eyes, stomach, and uterus; it cleanses the lymphatic system and the pancreas; it strengthens blood vessels and heals skin disorders.