ELEMENT : Water
ZODIAC : Pisces
planet : Neptune
Beautiful agates, capture your attention with their beautiful banding. They are a form of quartz, that form bands. They have a waxy appearance (before polishing) and vary from translucent to opaque all in one rock.
Agate is a stone of stabilization. It provides strength and balance. It is a slow acting stone, however it provides a solid foundation. It gives you courage to overcome bitterness and start again and provides a sense of stability and safety, making it good for those in transition or facing loss.
Sometimes an environment or situation cannot be changed from the outside, and we must make
the change within, and accept the circumstances. Agate is an excellent supportive stone in a time
Agate promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity. It is warm, protective properties encourage security and self-confidence. It is a great crystal to use during pregnancy. Agate also helps new mothers avoid the "baby blues" sometimes experienced after giving birth.
It will curb the burning desires for things we do not need, and assists those juggling commitments
or multiple jobs. It helps writers express ideas in a marketable form, and helps young children learn to walk and not fall as they get older. Agate also promotes marital fidelity.
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 chakra it will heal the emotional disease that prevents acceptance of love. placed on the sacral chakra (abdomen) or taken as crystal water, agates stimulate 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
*balance male and female energies. promote stability
*increase physical and mental strength
*ground your energy.
*self acceptance and self confidence
*explore the layers of self
*placed on the heart it clears blocks that prevent the receiving of love.
Black - prosperity, victory for athletes, courage
Black with white stripes - creates alertness.
Blue with white stripes - visionary, psychic, dreams.
Brecciated - optimism, tranquility, helps to avoid negative behaviour, vibration changer.
Brown - victory in conflict, increases intelligence
Creamy Yellow - helps to lighten moods.
Enhydro (nodules with water trapped inside) - it contacts water devas, balances emotions.
Gray with white stripes - intellectual pursuits.
Lilac with pale blue gray stripes - spiritual discrimination.
Mustard yellow - useful in contacting the creative side of the mind and building an inventive mood.
Orange and brown - a balancer that helps in overcoming obstacles, gaining good luck in financial issues, and stabilizing the emotions.
Blue with a white pattern -gives a sense of security and ability to handle new situation, softens stubbornness.
Purple with threads of white - helps communication be powerful and to the point
Red - brings peace, calmness and it is also said to drive away spiders.
Turquoise with a white pattern - meet and make new friends
stability, growth, protection
Often called the earth rainbow, Banded Agate is a healing stone for body, mind and spirit. It can increase concentration, honesty and memory.
*a useful environmental healer when placed around the corners of the house or property
*used to overcome physical, emotional and mental negativity
* placed on the third eye, banded agate cuts mental cords to a previous partner, or manipulative relationships replenishing the energy that was lost.
*heals sexual dysfunction and inhibition by teaching sensuality is an appreciation of the fullness of life.
*shuts off obsessive thinking , beneficial to those who dwell on issues repeatedly.
*gives clarity and a look at the broader perspective.
colour Bands of greys, white, tan and golden brown.
blue Banded AGATE
A stone that combats negativity and bitterness by replacing anger with love and giving you the courage to start over. It helps you move past any kind of trauma.
*promotes creative analysis and problem solving
*encourages creative expression of all types especially for decorating and acting
*helps to create a sacred space for yourself
* It gives you the courage to uphold and defend your convictions. Speak your personal truth.
colour shades of blue and quartz
black Banded AGATE
black Banded Agate is a combination of onyx and quartz or chalcedony. Onyx forms circular , swirling patterns , while chalcedony forms bands. It promotes balance of yin and yang. It connects the physical plane with the spiritual plane.
*Grounding you in reality, Black Agate connects the spirit and physical planes .
*Black agate connects the heavenly chi force with the earthly chi force and brings spiritual level energy into your entire hara line and grounds it into the earthly plane, reality and consciousness
* brings spiritual awareness into action
*clears emotional pain
*It is ideal for centring and focusing
colour shades of black, white, grey.
blue lace AGATE
a soothing peaceful stone that envelops you in a cloud of calm. It connects to the energy of Mother Mary. it encourages self love and compassion.
*a stone with soft healing energy , that cools and calms brings peace of mind.
*activates and heals the throat chakra, clearing blocks to free expression and fears of being judged.
*neutralises anger , inflammation and infection (place in bathwater)
*helps men release and accept their feminine side.
colour pale blue with white banding
sometimes called the "change stone" because of its mystical property of helping one handle change in a positive way. It is said to gently help one make transitions of any kind in a way that change is not as difficult or painful as could be without it; it is a comforting stone. Carrying a bit of Botswana agate in your pocket is said to help one cope easily with the minor changes that life throws at us daily.
*helps to overcome smoking addictions
*encourages one to see the bigger picture and focus on finding a solution
* helps you to explore unfamiliar territory
*releases repressed issues
* stimulates the Crown Chakra, bringing energy into the Auric field.
Botswana agate often has nodules or ovoids and being gray and usually found as a nodule, it looks like the brain, with which it resonates
colour pinks, brown, oranges and grays
bulls eye aGATE
found in both blacks and whites, bull's eye agate is closely tied to the earth chakra. It forms in circular banded patterns, looking like a bulls eye target. It allows for the transference of energy from the spiritual bodies into the earthly and increased awareness by increasing calmness and awareness. It allows the user to achieve tangible goals by allowing them to focus their efforts and energy.
*manifests spiritual truths and ideas into action
*helps you to stay on track for your life purpose.
*used for eye issues
*keeps away negativity
colour black , blue, white concentric bands resembling an eye
occurring as inclusions that branch out like trees and plants, it is found in the following colours..clear or milky quartz with brown and green. it is a wonderful stone for those passionate about the environment. It promotes growth and and awareness of ones surroundings.
*brings abundance to all areas of life. – business ans personal.
*wonderful for those in agriculture or gardening.
*has a strong connection with the plant and devic kingdom, encouraging communication with nature spirits.
*encourages you to stay connected with your roots
*connected to systems in the body that branch out- blood vessels , nerves.
*stimulates the circulatory system.
colour colorless to whitish grey with tree like branches of black, brown, reddish.
holly blue agate
A lovelyviolet blue agate that helps bring spiritual energies into ones life and helps to put them into practice. It is a potent tool for focusing the user’s life purpose and karmic learning plan for this specific incarnation into a sense of physical fulfillment.
*Holly Blue agate is a blue-violet agate that is ideal for the brow chakra
*brings spiritual energy from a higher plane into the physical.
*helps to focus on ones life purpose and understand your karmic learning plan
*good for beginners channeling spiritual energies.
colour violet blue with white bands
Translucent agate containing green strands of chlorate. Moss agate can be found in the colours green, blue, red, yellow and brown. Moss agate is transparent or translucent with branching markings like foliage or moss. It promotes intuition in those who tend to veer towards logical thinking. It improves one self esteem, and strengthens positive traits. A stone of renewal, it is good for those starting new projects, as it also attract prosperity and growth. This is the only agate that is not banded.
* stabilising stone that is strongly connected to nature and the devic realm.
*a stone of abundance – wonderful for those working in agriculture
*refreshes the soul, those who feel ‘tired’ and see life from a fresh perspective . it is good for those with depression and right brain imbalances.
*perfect for new beginnings as it releases fear and deep seated stress
*boosts the immune system
*good for those who have been on a sabbatical, as it encourages one to try again, or start afresh.
colour milky white with moss like patterns
red lace agate
Red Lace Agate also appears in a crazy lace form, the colour is mainly red. it is associated with the root chakra. Specifically, this assists in balancing the root, the belly, and the solar plexus chakras. It allows the lower chakras to join and to heal, stabilizing the physical body and reducing negative emotions
*Connects and heals the lower chakras
*reduces negative emotions, calms and clears fear, anger and agitation
*reduces greed, jealousy, envy and rage,
*encourages thought before impulsive action
colour shades of reddish orange