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Agate is an excellent stone for those seeking to manifest their dreams and goals. It can help you feel more connected with your inner-strength, power and purpose.
Agate is the best healing crystal to bring about a state of inner peace through meditation. The sound of silence creates more space between thoughts, allowing one to focus on whatever task at hand without worry. The calming energies make it an excellent crystal that brings balance into our lives when we feel scattered or ungrounded.
What is Agate?
Agate comes in many different colours and patterns depending on the variety of the crystal. Agate is typically waxy and soft, usually banded, and sometimes translucent with tiny crystals. The stones' multiple layers can bring hidden information to light. The most common structure of Agate is alternating layers of quartz and chalcedony.
Agate is known for its ability to aid with grounding. Agate works by centring and stabilising your energy, bringing you an emotional, physical and intellectual balance. Agate can also help to cleanse and stabilise the aura as it is a supportive stone that can bring courage and strength in times of need.
Where is Agate From?
Agate is found in various locations, including the United States, India, Morocco, the Czech Republic, Brazil and Africa. We source from different locations but most commonly Brazil depending on the type of Agate.
Agate is formed in igneous or metamorphic rocks and is typically found inside the cavities. Agate does not form simultaneously with the rock; instead, the gem forms inside once the rock has formed.
When water with a high silica concentration flows into the cavities, it turns into a semi-solid form of silica gel, which deposits itself on the cavity walls. The water eventually evaporates or seeps out, and the silica gel is left crystallised on the walls. Over the years, new silica gel layers enter the cavity and build onto the previous layers, which is how Agate gets its beautiful banding.
What are the healing properties of Agate?
Agate has a wide variety of healing properties. It is very beneficial for its ability to cleanse and stabilise the aura, making it a powerful ally in healing. This crystal can also ground and protect you, providing a stabilising force during times of stress.
In addition to its physical properties, Agate is also known for its metaphysical properties. These include:
If you are looking for a crystal to help with the loss of a loved one, Agate is very suitable. Agate can help overcome negativity and bitterness of the heart, something many people can feel after losing a loved one. Agate will help heal your inner anger and encourage you to foster love to allow you to start again, making it a valuable crystal for any emotional trauma. Placing Agate on the heart will heal emotions we have that prevent the acceptance of love.
Spiritually, Agate will raise consciousness and awareness of life. Agate will encourage you to contemplate, process and fully understand life experiences allowing for spiritual growth and inner stability. If you find yourself in a situation where you can't understand the purpose of a life experience, use Agate to raise awareness and understanding of this situation.
Stabilising the Aura
Agate stabilises the aura by eliminating and transforming the negative energies surrounding us. We can feel a cleansing effect both physically and emotionally by removing and altering these energies. If you are feeling an aura imbalance, consider using Agate to aid in eliminating the powers that could be causing your imbalance.
Psychologically, Agate can facilitate the acceptance of oneself, which helps to build self-confidence. The stone aids self-analysis and perception of hidden circumstances, bringing to your attention any diseases or illnesses interfering with your well-being.
Agate can enhance mental function by improving concentration, perception, and analytical abilities, leading to practical solutions. If you are a student looking for a crystal to aid in cognitive function, consider using Agate to complete those assignments and exams!
Harmonising Yin and Yang
Agate has the power to harmonise yin and yang, the positive and negative forces that hold the universe in place. The soothing stone works slowly but brings great strength.
How to cleanse Agate
When you first get your Agate crystal, it is essential to cleanse it before use. This will help to remove any negativity that may be attached to it. The best way to cleanse your Agate crystal is by using running water. You can also consider cleansing it by using salt or burying it in the ground overnight. To learn about various cleansing methods and find one to suit you, consider reading our blog on Easy Ways to Cleanse Your Crystals.
Once you have cleansed your Agate crystal, it is important to charge it with positive energy. You can do this by placing it in the sun or a room with lots of natural light. Alternatively, you can also use visualisation to charge your Agate crystal; this is done by simply focusing on filling the crystal with white light and love.
Is Agate Water safe?
Yes, Agate is water safe. We recommend infusing water with Agate to benefit from its healing properties.
If you want to try Agate water, it is crucial to ensure that the Agate you use is clean and charged with positive energy. Once you have made your Agate water, you can drink it as is or add it to your favourite beverage.
What Zodiac is Agate?
Agate is traditionally associated with the zodiac sign of Gemini. The gem is considered to bring good luck to the twin zodiac. This stone is thought to help balance the energies of this sign, promoting communication and mental clarity. Agate can also be helpful for those who are working on developing their psychic abilities and those looking to ease anxiety and stress, making it a suitable crystal for all signs, not just Geminis.
Which Birthstone is Agate?
Agate is the birthstone for September. If you know somebody with a birthday in September, consider gifting them an Agate such as an apricot agate tumble, orca agate palm stone, flower agate tumble, pink botswana agate tumble or crazy lace agate tumble stone!
Fun Fact about Agate:
- Agate is ancient! There has been evidence found that shows stone-age men used Agate to make jewellery and beads. In fact, Agate can be traced back to 20000 to 15000 BC.