CRYSTALS & THEIR HEALING PROPERTIES
varieties of agate and their healing properties
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Agate Geodes appear as brown, grey and black. They are also called Thunder Eggs. When the geode isn't completely filled with chalcedony then a space will remain where other silica based crystals can grow. When that occurs there will be agate geodes with such crystals as Amethyst, Citrine and Rose Quartz growing inside.
An Agate Geode draws negativity, pain and energy blocks out of the body, house, aura and environment and once cleaned places it into the earth.
This is a good tool for healers as the negative energy doesn't hang around.
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.
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.
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.
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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 stone 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.
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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.