CRYSTALS & THEIR HEALING PROPERTIES
Agate is a variety of crypto-crystalline quartz Silicon Dioxide. Agate is a common term for for a distinctly banded fibrous chalcedony. It is often found as layers lining Geodes. There are hundreds of names applied to the varieties of agate that are found throughout the world. While many of the names reflect the source of the crystal, other names are descriptive of their colour and pattern. Many people are confused by the differences between agate and jasper, the simple explanation is that Agate is translucent and Jasper is opaque.
Agate is made of fibrous chalcedony.
There are two types of banding in Agates.
Wall lining banding is where the individual banding runs perpendicular to the orientation and growth direction of the chalcedony fibres.
Horizontal banding consists of fine, irregular spaced layers of small chalcedony spherulites.
There are other types of chalcedony that are banded, this is due to the layers of another mineral such as sard being laid down between the layers of chalcedony as the stone is growing.
Agate is translucent and vitreous when polished.
colours of agate
Agate can be of any colour, the most frequent colours are grey, white, brown, salmon, pink, red, orange, black, and yellow. Shades of violet or a greyish-blue can occur, deep green and blue tones are very unusual . The colour is caused by various embedded minerals, of which iron oxides and hydroxides are most common, giving yellow, brown and red colours. A "pure" agate is white, grey or blue-grey.
Agate has long been known as a porous material that can be dyed easily and numerous methods to change, enhance or add colour have been developed. Specimens that lack vivid colours and banding, like many agates from Brazil, are cut into thin slices and artificially "enhanced" with various dyes, yielding deep green, bright blue and bright pink.
Colours and their properties
chakra energy and agate
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, agate stimulates the digestive process and relieves gastritis. Agate stimulates the crown chakra, bringing celestial and earth energy into the auras and harmonising them with the physical body. If placed on the third eye, Agate quickly cuts mental cords to a previous partner, a manipulative parent and replenishing the energy that was lost.
agate and physical healing
Agates are grounding stones, bringing about an emotional, physical and intellectual balance. They aid in centring and stabilising physical energy. It heals the eyes, stomach, and uterus, it cleanses the lymphatic system and pancreas, it strengthens blood vessels and heals skin disorders. Agate teaches us that sexuality is a natural function and that sensuality is the appreciation by the senses of the fullness of life. It is useful for reprogramming the cellular memory after mortification of the flesh, emotions or spirit in a previous or present life. Agate aids self analysis and perception of hidden circumstances, bringing to your attention any disease that is interfering with your well being.
Agate and your feelings
Agate has the power to harmonise yin and yang, the positive and the 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 emotional information to light.
Agate gently facilitates acceptance of ones self, this builds self confidence. Agates love of truthfulness encourages speaking your truth. Agates with clear crystals can stimulate memories.
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.
A powerful holistic healer, Agate remove dualities and conflict, maintaining well-being. This stone can be programmed to protect you and your family and to encourage supportive love, which is objective and not all consuming. It releases emotional repression and encourages artistic expression.
Useful for people who are easily hurt, this stone teaches the you to look for solutions rather than dwell on problems and it shuts off obsessive thoughts and destructive mental patterns.
Giving the broader picture, it encourages you to explore unknown territory and creativity while at the same time paying appropriate attention to detail.
agate and the mind
Agates enhance mental function as they improve concentration. perception and analytical abilities, leading to practical solutions. Agate enhances love, abundance, wealth, good luck, longevity and harmony.
This stone is a protector of children.
Agate helps to change your level of perception and give you the strength to carry on.
Traditionally, agate has been used to overcome physical, emotional and mental poisoning or toxicity and is a useful receptacle for negative energy.
Agate enhances cellular memory and multi dimensional healing. Agate helps you overcome depression.
agate and the spirit
Agate raises consciousness and links into collective consciousness and awareness of the oneness of life. It encourages quiet contemplation and assimilation of life experiences, leading to spiritual growth and inner stability. Agate stabilises the aura by eliminating and transforming negative energies. Its cleansing effect is powerful at the spiritual, physical and emotional levels.
Agate guards against all dangers; averts lightening and storms; gives strength and victory in all your endeavours; opens the wearer to receive unexpected favours from the deities.
If used in sacred rituals as a divine object, it turns the words of your enemies against themselves. It is useful when sudden bursts of energy are needed. Use as a protection against black magic, troublesome spirits and negative thought forms.
This crystal is extremely effective for multi-dimensional healing and soul work, the bands across its surface taking you travelling into another reality, different streams of consciousness or other lives.
Blue Lace Agate is pale blue with white or darker lines. It is a wonderful healing stone. Its soft energy is cooling and calming, bringing peace of mind. It is particularly effective for activating and healing the Throat Chakra, allowing free expression of thoughts and feelings. It opens the way to experience the higher energies. This is one of the great nurturing and supportive stones. It will neutralise anger, infection, inflammation and fever.
Blue Lace Agate counteracts the repression and suppression of feelings that stem from fear of being judged and rejected. Judgement is often present in the parent-child relationship, both in childhood and adulthood. As a result, feelings are held back and the lack of self expression blocks the throat chakra and may affect the chest, a feeling of being suffocated. Blue lace agate gently dissolves the old pattern of repression and encourages a new mode of expression. It is useful for helping men to release and accept their sensitive side.
Blue lace agate assists with verbal expression of thoughts and feelings and counteracts mental stress.
Emotionally, the peaceful energies exuded by the stone neutralise feelings of anger.
Blue lace agate clears the throat chakra so that the highest spiritual truth can be expressed. it is a stone that links thought to the spiritual vibration and brings in deep peace.
Blue lace agate is a powerful throat healer. Its property of counteracting blocked self expression releases shoulder and neck problems, thyroid deficiencies. and throat and lymph infections. It lowers fevers and removes blockages of the nervous system, and treats arthritic and bone deformity, strengthening the skeletal system and healing fractures. It also aids capillaries and the pancreas. As crystal water, it treats brain fluid imbalances and hydrocephalus. Blue lace agate can also be used to enhance sound healing, it focuses and directs sound to the appropriate place.
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 the mental level it helps you to see the bigger picture.
At an emotional level it gently releases repression.
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.
It is particularly useful in helping the body to assimilate oxygen, benefiting the circulation and the skin.
At a spiritual level it stimulates the Crown Chakra, bringing energy into the Auric field.
Bull's Eye Agate, colours are black, brown, blue and white. Bull's Eye agate grounds you spiritually, Moves energy from the spirit to the physical body. This stone manifests spiritually expanded awareness into focused physical plane action. It calms and concentrates a scattered life purpose and keeps you on target. This stone is used if you have tired eyes, eye complaints, conjunctivitis, varicose veins, enlarged prostate, need for protection, weak sight, pregnancy and cysts.
Cathedral Agate, colour orange and white. Cathedral Agate is a good stone for scrying and meditation. Cathedral agate is the record keeper of the environments of the earth, it contains the history of the planet rather than of individuals. It provides a record of planetary creation and birth. It promotes visions of how the earth and seas were formed. Use it to meditate on the birthing of the planet.
Colorin Agate, Colour Red.
Colorin Agate helps women entering and progressing through menopause.
It provides support for uterine fibroids, heavy blood flows, weight gain and hysterectomy.
Colorin Agate encourages you to accept the emotional and physical changes relating to growing older.
It recognises when the time is right to take on the power of the crone.
Crackled fire agate is a crazed and banded translucent crystal. Crackled fire agates appearance has a sparkle effect rather than the luminescent effect of Fire Agate.
Crackled fire agate has a powerful energy that will increase your energy and love of life.
It is a protective stone that will provide protection from ill wishers and psychic attack.
Crackled fire agate will stimulate your vitality and creativity. This stone will increase your sex drive while it opens the base chakra to let the kundalini energies to rise.
It will eliminate cravings and other self destructive desires. Crackled fire agate has been known to treat addictions.
Crackled fire agate restores your vitality and overcomes fatigue, prevents burn-out and hot flushes, it will improve your night vision and the reproductive and digestive systems.
Dendritic Agate is a white chalcedony that has embedded contrasting branching, fern like or dendritic generally green or brown, mineral inclusions. Dendritic Agate is frequently mistaken for Tree Agate.
Dendritic agate is known as the stone of plenitude. It brings abundance and fullness to all areas of life, including business and agriculture. It can be used to enhance the yield of crops or to maintain the health of house plants. Dendritic agate creates a peaceful environment of each moment. This crystal has a particularly strong connection with the plant kingdom and can enhance communication with that realm. It deepens your own connection to the Earth.
However it is used, Dendritic Agate works slowly and takes time to be fully effective.
Psychologically, Dendritic agate encourages you to remain centred in times of strife or confusion, bringing stability. It lends you perseverance and the ability to see difficulties as a challenge.
Dendritic agate urges you to remain connected with your roots as you grow. Dendritic agate opens and aligns the chakras, enabling them to integrate higher consciousness.
At a subtle level, Dendritic agate heals disease caused by chakra imbalances.
Within the body, Dendritic agate resonates with anything that branches, such as blood vessels and nerves. It heals the nervous system and conditions such as neuralgia. This stone treats skeletal disorders and aligns the skeleton to one's physical reality.
Dendritic agate reverses capillary degeneration and stimulates the circulatory system. Placed on the site of injury or pain, it provides pain relief. It is a useful stone for healing plants and the earth itself.
It stabilises the vortices within the earth's energy field and can overcome geopathic stress or black ley lines
Wear for long periods to gain maximum benefit.
Fairburn Agate, Colour Red/Orange. Fairburn Agate supports all female reproductive issues, including menstruation, menopause, fertility, pregnancy and childbirth.
It helps to heal the emotional issues relating to the reproductive system. It is an emotional hormone balancer.
Aids your positive self worth. This stone is rare but well worth the search.
Fire Agate contains iridescent spheroids of limonite (iron ore), Fire Agate colours are brownish red, orange, blue and green with swirling luminescence.
Fire agate has a deep connection to the earth and its energy is calming, bringing security and safety. With strong grounding powers, it supports during difficult times.
Fire agate has a strong protective function, especially against ill-wishing. Building a protective shield around the body, it returns harm back to its source so that the source understands the harm it is doing.
Fire agate, as its name suggests, links to the fire element and aids sexual endeavours.
It fires up the Base Chakra and stimulates vitality on all levels. Placed on a blocked chakra, it will gently bring it back online.
Psychologically, fire agate dispels fear and instils deep security. Holding a fire agate encourages introspection, effortlessly bringing up inner problems for resolution. It helps to eliminate cravings and destructive desires and can be useful in treating addictions.
This protective stone aids relaxation so that the body mellows out, enhancing meditation. Fire agate is said to represent absolute perfection, it instils spiritual fortitude and aids the evolution of consciousness.
This stone heals the stomach, the nervous and endocrine systems, and circulatory disorders. It aids eyes, strengthening night vision and clearing vision at the inner, intuitive levels and outer physical levels.
It resonates with the triple burner meridian and can be applied to bring it back into balance, reducing hot flushes and removing heat from the body. Fire agate brings vitality into the body, preventing energy burn out.
At a subtle level, fire agate clears etheric blockages and energises the aura.
Not as aggressive in energy and nature as garnet, the fire agate adds just enough fire to your determination that you can break free of jealous, malicious or greedy control by others.
Carry a piece of fire agate with your during the day and put it under your pillow at night to sever any cords caused by jealous co-workers, ex-partners, controlling parents, jealous so-called friends, or nosy neighbours.
Fire agate is also useful when you need that extra little vitality and poise when applying for a job, buying a car, facing and dealing with a pushy sales representative, or whenever you must confront a possible adversary.
Holley Blue Agate was named for the village of Holley, Linn County, Oregon, USA where it was discovered. Holley Blue agate is generally a lavender to bluish banded agate.
It moves spiritual energy from a higher plane into the physical.
It opens and balances the brow chakra so that spiritual energy can move more freely, which transmits spiritual energy into consciousness, stabilises spiritual energy, focuses on your life purpose and karmic learning plan for this incarnation into physical fulfilment.
It transmits higher level information in a way that facilitates understanding and helps people who are new to channelling spiritual energies.
The red colours of Laguna Agate are less important than the shape for identification. Just imagine that you are sitting beside a dam in Australia, an oasis in the desert or a pool in the Amazon. The centre of the crystal is the lagoon and you are sitting on the edge. Laguna Agate was discovered near Chihuahua Mexico.
Laguna Agate helps bind groups tightly together, and would greatly benefit educators, counsellors, and professional coordinators. It also stimulates the imagination and inspiration of writers and artists, and has the power of weaving complex themes into a work of art. Laguna Agate is an excellent stone for mathematical endeavours, enhancing precision and stimulating intellectual pursuits.
This red agate can stimulate sexual and physical energy, increasing stamina and circulation, and is helpful in treating sexual imbalances.
Laguna Agate promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity. Its warm, protective properties encourage security and self-confidence.
Laguna Agate stops the burning desires for things we do not need, and assists those juggling commitments or multiple jobs.
It helps young children learn to walk and not fall as they get older.
This agate also promotes marital fidelity.
Laguna agate is useful as a protection amulet when travelling, and is especially effective against traffic accidents.
A translucent chalcedony containing green strands of chlorate. Moss agate can be found in the colours green, blue, red, yellow and brown. It is transparent or translucent with branching markings like foliage or moss.
A stabilising stone strongly connected with nature, Moss Agate is said to refresh the soul and enable you to see the beauty in all you behold. It is helpful in reducing sensitivity to weather and to environmental pollutants. This stone is extremely beneficial for anyone employed in agriculture or associated with botany.
A birthing crystal, Moss Agate assists midwives in their work, lessening pain and ensuring a good delivery. It is a stone of new beginnings and release from blockages or spiritual fetters. A stone of wealth, Moss Agate attracts abundance.
Moss Agate can act with a dual purpose. It helps intellectual people access their intuitive feelings and, conversely, assists intuitive people in channelling their energy and practical ways.
Moss Agate improves self esteem and strengthens positive personality traits. It releases fear and deep seated stress. It helps to develop strength and the ability to get along with others, and encourage expanding one's personal space and growth. It strengthens the ability to try one more time, inspiring with new ideals after a period of stagnation.
Moss Agate promotes self expression and communication. It balances the emotions. reducing stress and lessening fear. It encourages trust and hope, being a highly optimistic stone. It is helpful for anyone suffering from depression through life circumstances or brain imbalances. No matter how difficult those circumstances maybe, Moss Agate gives insight into the reason behind them.
Moss Agate speeds up recovery. It can be used to counteract long term illness and is especially good for wounds or after surgery. It is anti inflammatory, cleanses the circulatory and elimination systems, encouraging the flow of lymph, and boosts the immune system. It helps prevent hypoglycaemia and dehydration, treats infections, colds and flu, and lowers fevers. Use Moss Agate crystal water to bathe fungal and skin infections.
Moss agate is a psychic stone, helping develop, channel and use your psychic abilities. Helps create clarity of thought. Moss agate not only protects the aura, it helps in opening the third eye. Use this stone for meditation, scrying, travelling the astral planes, and finding spirit guides. It is useful when casting spells for wealth, happiness, long life, and to find new friends. It is also said to help you discover treasure.
Onyx is a translucent to opaque chalcedony. Onyx has the classic banding of agate. Onyx occurs in a wide range of colours including yellow, red, brown, green depending on the mineral inclusions in the crystal. Onyx occurs most often as black or white. The structure of the onyx lends itself to carving into cameos.
Pitayo Cactus Agate is also known as Dragonfruit Agate, The true colours of this crystal are pale pink, rose pink to mauve pink. This is a very rare stone, so it will be difficult to find but it will be well worth the search. A special note should be made that you need to ensure that the crystal isn't dyed.
Pitayo cactus agate promotes unconditional love, self-love and respect for all beings. Encourages compassion and understanding.
Red Lace Agate is a banded agate that also appears in a crazy lace form, the colour is mainly red.
Red lace agate connects and heals the lower chakras, reduces negative emotions, calms and clears fear, anger and agitation, reduces greed, jealousy, envy, vengefulness and rage, helps you stop and think before acting. This stone is ideal for healing and opening the base chakra.
Snakeskin agate shows the clear patterning of snake skin and occurs in the colours clear/grey with white to make the pattern and red, brown and orange with brown or orange to make the pattern.
Snakeskin agate will help you blend into your environment and travel without being seen in both the physical and the spiritual worlds. It is useful stone to have with you when you are doing a soul retrieval.
Snakeskin agate strengthens the base and sacral chakras, embedding the soul in the body and the earth, and facilitating full acceptance of incarnation.
This is an exceptionally cheerful stone that will assist you in eliminating worry and depression from everyday life and connects you instead to the joy of living. It will remind you that, just as a snake sheds its skin, you can shed your past and be reborn. This stone will activate the Kundalini if placed on the base or sacral chakras. Snakeskin Agate will help you deal effectively with devious people and difficult situations.
Snakeskin Agate will help smooth wrinkles and heal skin diseases such as psoriasis. It will alleviate the symptoms associated with hearing disorders and the stomach.
Tree agate is closely related to Moss Agate the difference between the two is that Moss agate is a translucent agate with dendritic inclusions and Tree agate is white agate with larger dendritic inclusions. The colours of this stone is white and green. Place one of these anywhere that you want to encourage abundance and fullness.
Tree Agate enhances the health of house plants, Creates a peaceful environment and Deepens your connection to the earth.
Tree agate instils a feeling of safety in the most challenging of situations. It imparts strength and perseverance, it helps you to face difficult circumstances with equanimity and in identifying the gift of karmic lessons. This stone encourages a positive sense of self and unshakable self esteem.
Be patient when using tree agate. It works slowly and takes time to be effective. Use it to encourage a more centred viewpoint in life.
Tree agate gives you protection against negativity in yourself and others. Tree agate restores and revives vitality and imparts strength. It supports the immune system and helps to fight infection.
Healers use tree agate to align and correct anything with branches (such as blood vessels, nerves, skeletal disorders). Place it on a point of pain for relief.
Turritella Agate is the popular name used for a brown, translucent, fossiliferous agate found in the Green River Formation of Wyoming. It is very easy to recognise because it contains large fossil snails that stand out in a white-to-tan colour that contrasts with the brownish agate.
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. It opens communication between the plant and mineral kingdom, providing access to information beneficial in healing the planet. If buried in land that has been neglected or polluted,
Turritella Agate cleanses and re-vitalises. Its healing energies can be projected if placed on a map or photo of an endangered area.
For frequent travellers, Turritella Agate protects against danger, alleviates fears, and keeps the connection to loved ones at home. This agate is especially effective against traffic accidents.
An excellent fertility crystal, Turritella Agate increases the chances of success with IVF, artificial insemination and other fertility treatments.
Turritella agate 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.
Turritella 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.
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