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Agate Gemstone

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This is THE stone everyone should have for protection. Agates attract strength. Agate is a protection from bad dreams. It also protects from stress and energy drains. Agate is considered Power Stone.

It promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity. Its 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.

Agate stops the burning desires for things we do not need, and assists those juggling commitments or multiple jobs. It helps writers express ideas in marketable form, and helps young children learn to walk and not fall as they get older.

Agate also promotes marital fidelity.

All Agates have excellent protective and healing energy, and stimulate analytical capabilities and precision. They are very grounding, solid and stable.

“The Stone of Balance”

The agate can’t change emotions, but helps to change our level of acceptance of the emotion. Such as when you are very sad the agate will let you know that this will pass and help you get on to another and better day. This is why the Agate is considered so powerful as it gives us the strength to carry on. Carry an agate when you have to make an important decision.

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If you have to deal with numbers, Excel spread sheets, charts and accounts, an Agate crystal on your desk will help you be more precise. Good stone for those in banking, or who are the treasurer of a club.

Also helps awaken (discover) your inherent natural talents.

  • Bitterness:  Particularly helpful to people having a hard time with forgiveness, and in dealing with letting go of bitterness and resentments, especially in relationships (family or love ).
  • Stress: Wear Agate when you are feeling overwhelmed, constricted,  pressured, closed in or suffocated with current responsibilities.  Better yet, enjoy the best of both worlds, and go for that walk with a nugget of Moss Agate in your pocket, as it is said to enhance the appreciation of nature.
  • Strength:  In Ancient times, the forces of the Four Elements were considered the most powerful forces in the Universe to be reckoned with.  Moss Agate is an Earth Stone, which the ancients believed  were among the most powerful of medicines.  They believed Agates had the ability to make warriors both Strong and Victorious in battle.
  • Courage:  What battles do you face today? The need for Courage and Bravery ..in being true to ourselves and what we believe, was not lost when we put down our swords!! On the contrary, the most courageous among us today are those that have the courage to stay the course and keep to  their own inner truth despite the temptations around us. Give an Agate pendent or bracelet to your teenager.  Sometimes its tough to “Just say No”

This stone is helpful when starting new friendships, especially if YOU tend to come across as an aggressive or forceful person that doesn’t usually make a good “first impression”.

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Types of Agate

Moss Agate: Also called mocha stone. It is a form of chalcedony which includes minerals of a green color embedded in the stone, forming filaments and other patterns suggestive of moss.

It is best known for its mottled moss or leaf-like inclusions within a translucent to clear background. While sharing the same mineral composition as Agate, it is found in fissures or as pebbles rather than in a layered or geode form like most Agates.

Due to its associations with nature, Moss Agate fosters feelings of expansion, freedom, and space, the same feelings you experience when you go for a walk along streams, the beach, or thru the woods.  Draws new friends.

Relieves exhaustion and heals problems with the neck and back.  Blood sugar, anorexia/food issues, lymph nodes. Balances emotions.

Moss Agate is particularity useful to gardeners. Wear your Agate necklace, pendant, or bracelet while tending your garden. Ancient traditions say that placing Agates in your garden will make you flowers brighter, and increase the yield in vegetable gardens.

Moss Agate is also a stone of wealth, attracting abundance in all forms. In the workplace, it draws new business and gradual expansion, increasing prosperity over time. It is good for small businesses and the self-employed, and a fortifying crystal for financial institutions. Keep one near when working on tax returns, spread sheets or figures that will not add up, and one with bank papers to encourage savings.

It brings new friendships, and worn as jewelry or placed over the heart at night, will attract new love or the re-growth of former love.

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Botswana agate: Botswana Agate wraps its layers of gentle pinks, brown and grays around the soul like soft, warm flannel. It is comforting and protective, soothing to those who are lonely, easily hurt or grieve a loss. Its quiet energy is particularly centering in meditation, and as a fortification Agate, it supports love and the strength to look for solutions rather than dwelling on difficulties.

Botswana Agate is a variety of banded Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. It is predominantly banded in shades of pink and gray, though some layers may contain a muted brown or apricot. Agate has a lower intensity and vibrates to a slower frequency than other stones, but is highly regarded as a stabilizing and strengthening influence. It is excellent for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, and in harmonizing yin and yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe.

Named for the area in Africa where it is mined, Botswana Agate is called the Sunset Stone because it retains sunlight and comforts people through dark, lonely nights. It was traditionally used in African fertility ceremonies to encourage potency and the conception of strong, healthy offspring.

Eye_AgateAn “eye” formation in Botswana Agate is both protective and considered especially lucky. Consider holding one while picking lottery numbers or choosing a horse for a race.

Botswana Agate is an ideal crystal for very sensitive children or teenagers who are easily hurt by teasing or pressure, and can assist them in finding more like-minded friends. It also supports adults who join a dating agency or online services to find partners who are spiritually in tune and shares their dreams.

Botswana Agate is excellent for those serious about giving up smoking. To increase success drink an elixir first thing each morning, made by soaking the crystal in water for a few hours. Botswana Agate is also a stone of protection for all who work with fire, and protects the home from fires.

Botswana Agate is a useful receptacle for negative energy and toxicity, excellent for gridding around a house. It prevents out-of-body visitations from another soul and turns back unwelcome spirits.

Crazy Lace: Crazy Lace Agate is called the Laughter Stone, or “Happy Lace.” It is associated with sunny Mexican fiestas and dancing, and brings joy to those who wear it.

Aids with energy lows. Relieves emotional pain. Opens the way for laughter. Strengthens the heart. Clears energy blockages. Brings vitality to major organs.

It is not a stone of protection, but of support and encouragement, elevating thoughts and promoting optimism. Its graceful design, in random lacy patterns, creates a circular flow of energy, stimulating for the mind and attitude.

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Crazy Lace Agate helps overcome the fear of spiders and crawling insects. Associated with the web of fate, Crazy Lace Agate is useful when ghost hunting or visiting very old places to prevent sudden fears or negative vibes, but allowing you to see past worlds and spirits. A Crazy Lace Agate placed under an old spider’s web monthly for 24 hours attracts happy experiences in love.

blue lace agate2Blue Lace: Blue Lace Agate has a soft, soothing elegance; like sky-blue waters released from winter’s grasp. Its graceful, circular design has a stimulating, positive effect on emotions and attitude. It is not a stone of protection, but rather of encouragement and support. Its circular flowing energy calms, uplifts and elevates.

This stone helps one to reach high spiritual places through patience and peace.  Associated with hope, unity, cleansing, harmony, protection, optimism, positive thinking, smooth energy flow, joy, truth, purifica

tion and promptness. Makes us more easygoing.

Blue Lace Agate is a stone of communication, helping those who have difficulty being heard by others, or who need confidence and articulation to share their truths. It provides clarity of thought and unwavering intent in regards to what matters most. Blue Lace Agate is a Stone of the Diplomat, assisting communication in situations were angry words must be avoided, but clear understanding is necessary.

Blue Lace Agate inspires loyalty and trustworthiness. It is a support crystal for all caregivers, calming stress-related situations and overcoming communication difficulties. Carry or wear Blue Lace Agate if you struggle to express your emotions without getting upset.

Blue Lace Agate counteracts the repression and suppression of feelings caused by past fears, judgments, or rejections. It dissolves old blockage patterns and doubt, and permits new methods of self-expression and growth. Blue Lace Agate is especially beneficial in helping men realize and accept their feelings and sensitivities.

As a support crystal, Blue Lace Agate assists those who fear speaking in public or sharing thoughts and ideas with strangers. It is a great stone for those who communicate for a living, such as workshop directors, lecturers, teachers, or anyone who must connect in a clear, intelligent manner.

Pink lace agate increases friendliness and happiness.

White lace agate attunes us to our highest mind and to the Creator.

Turritella Agate: It is formed from silicified fossil Elimia tenera shells. Turritella Agate is a stone of personal connection with one’s past – ancestry, homeland, and the country from which those ancestors came. As a record keeper crystal, it may be used to gain access to the wisdom of past worlds and past life recall.

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Turritella Agate is a spiritual crystal, deeply connected to the earth and home, to one’s personal roots and ancestry, even the events of one’s past. It is a survival stone, one of strength and protection. Ancient life held within its form lends the power of wisdom and healing.

Turitella Agate facilitates healing of past grievances that stand in the way of healthy relationships, and carried in a pouch or pocket can unlock deep-seated traumas manifesting as physical symptoms and phobias.

An excellent fertility crystal, Turitella Agate increases the chances of success with IVF, artificial insemination and other fertility treatments.

Turitella Agate can be used to eliminate fatigue, and is helpful in the absorption of nutrients and vitamin A, zinc, calcium, and magnesium.

Turitella Agate may relieve swelling of the hands and feet, and distention of the abdomen (together with a proper diet). It is beneficial in problems related to aging, digestion, gastro-enteritis, and pain associated with gallstones. Turitella Agate soothes skin rashes and lesions, and itching due to insect bites, and can be useful in treating varicose veins and sexual dysfunction.

Fire AgateFlame Agate: Also known as fire Agate. Fire Agate, known as the spiritual flame of absolute perfection, carries a great mystery locked inside its deep brown crystal. You need only touch the stone and fiery embers ignite. Peer into its depths and flames leap within its chambers. Study it closely and it will almost show you its secrets. Almost.

It has a translucent deep reddish-brown base, with flashes of orange, red, green and gold that appears as living flames within the gem. Its iridescent colors are caused by light interference on thin layers of iron oxide or limonite crystals within the Chalcedony.

Provides clarity during periods of transition. Stimulates awareness.  Enhances physical vitality. Treatment of burns and relieving pain. Fire Agate can stimulate sexual and physical energy, increasing stamina and circulation, and is helpful in treating sexual imbalances, including impotence or fear of sexual intimacy.

It increases passion, emotions, and reconnection to one’s deepest desires, and provides the courage to take risks to fulfill those promptings. It is ideal to banish the stupor of a humdrum routine, and when one is wearing Fire Agate, it can also stir the emotions of others, sometimes facilitating attraction between mates.

Fire Agate protects home and family if placed on an outside sill. In the workplace, it is a crystal of ambition and high achievement.

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Green Agate: This beautiful, translucent deep green stone goes back to the Egyptians. At least 3000 years ago, they were using agate for seals, rings, and decorating vessels. The art of dyeing it into vibrant colors began with the Romans. Today, not only does it continue to be popular for art objects and jewelry, industry also “loves” agate because of its hardness and resistance to chemicals. Like a truly beautiful woman, green agate beads and cabochons have a history that adds to and intensifies their beauty.

Even before we knew about Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese art of placement and color, most of us knew we felt better when we had green plants and trees around us. According to Feng Shui, that’s because green is a benevolent, humanistic color. Like all color, it affects us even when we don’t know it.

In this stone, the spiritual power of green is combined with that of agate. According to modern healers who use stones in healing, green agate corresponds to someone who is compassionate, generous, has good fortune and a keen sense of justice. It also encourages those traits in others.

Sources of agate

Probably the most famous place that agate is mined is Idar-Oberstein in Germany where it has been collected since 1548. Other locations to find agate are Uruguay, Brazil, United States, Mexico, Madagascar, Italy, Egypt, India, China, Scotland.

Color: Varied

Star Stone: Gemini also Taurus, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn

Energies: Protection, Healing

Planet: Mercury, Moon

Vibrates to the number 1

Anniversary Stone: 12,14

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