Chakra: Varies according to color and type.
Crystal System: Trigonal
Color: Clear or milky white, gray, blue, green, pink, brown, often artificially colored.
Zodiac Sign: Gemini (depends on color and type)
Appearance: Waxy and soft, usually banded, sometimes translucent with tiny crystals of 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 stone, Agate works slowly but brings great strength. Its multiple layers can bring hidden information to light.
Psychologically: Agate gentle facilitates acceptance of one's self. This builds self-confidence. It aids in the self-analysis of any disease that is interfering with your well-being.
Agate enhances mental function by improving concentration, perception, and analytical abilities, leading to practical solutions. Agate's love of truthfulness encourages speaking one's truth. Agate with clear crystals overcomes negativity and bitterness of the heart. It heals inner anger, fostering love and the courage to start again. It is helpful 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 the oneness of life. It encourages quiet contemplation and assimilation of life experience, 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 disease that prevents acceptance of love. Placed 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 pancreas; It strengthens blood vessels and heals skin disorders.
Position: Hold or place as appropriate body location.
Specific colors and types: In addition to generic properties, specific colors have additional properties:
Blue-Green Agate: This is usually artificially made glass and has no therapeutic properties.
Green Agate: Enhances mental and emotional flexibility and improves decision-making. It is helpful in resolving disputes.
Pink Agate: Promotes love between parent and child. Position over the heart for optimum effect.
Botswana Agate: Found only in Botswana, this Agate is excellent for anyone connected with fire or smoke. It is beneficial for smokers and those who want to quit smoking. Botswana Agate looks to solutions rather than dwelling on problems. It helps you to explore unknown territory and your own creativity. At a mental level, it helps you to see the bigger picture. At an emotional level, it gently releases repression. This Agate often has nodules or ovoids and, being gray, it looks like the brain, with which resonates.