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Agate, Carnelian, Fire Agate, Moss Agate, (Mexican) Crazy Lace Agate, Blue Lace Agate, Crackled Fire Agate, Tibetan Agate

Metaphysical Healing Properties of Agate

Grounding, Stabilising, Soothing, Truth
  • Grounds to bring emotional, physical, mental balance so gentle acceptance of self.
  • Good for emotional trauma dissolving inner negativity, bitterness and tension so person starts to feel safe and ready to accept love.
  • Stimulates concentration, analytical capabilities and ability to speak one's truth.
  • Helps to see the crystalline structure in within us.
  • Agate helps us to grow spiritually through helping quiet contemplation allowing us to see our oneness in life.
  • Stabilises aura, transforms negativity, and harmonises yin and yang (masculine and feminine).
  • Red agate without much/any banding is usually called carnelian.
  • Green agate with no banding may be called green carnelian.
  • Primary Chakra: Varies by Color and Type
  • Astrological signs: Gemini
  • Vibration: Number 7 (Varies by Color and Type)

Geological/Historical Information

  • Geology and history: agate is banded variety of the chalcedony family - a banded variety in white, red, pink, gray, blue, green, brown, or any combination of these colors.
  • Agate is usually found in volcanic rock often with quartz or amethyst growing into the cavity of the nodule.
  • It is almost identical to onyx - more about it.
  • Crystal System:Trigonal
  • Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide 
  • Mineral Class: Silicates
  • Group: Quartz / Chalcedony
  • Hardness: (6.5 - 7)

Special Notes

  • Most strong blue, pink, green or purple agates are in fact dyed - they look colour-fake so easy to identify.
  • Can be mistaken for Thunder Eggs.
     

Agate-Black

black agate with transluscent brown agate

Agate-Slice

Agate slice showing inter crystals of amethyst

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Agate node or geode or cave

Properties of specialised forms

   
Agate Geodes
  • Assists in analysis and decision making.
  • Allows one the freedom to shape ones own future.
  • Encourages highly effective communication skills.
  • Very smal versions (as pictured) are called Ocho Agate.

 

 

 

 


 

  Ocho Agate Geode
Agatised Coral
  • Formed when agate/chalcedony slowly replaces ancient fossil coral.
  • Stone of fiction writers. Increases imagination, transmitting ideas while preserving integrity.
  • Encourages cooperation in the workplace.
  • Reduces oversensitivity to the environment - e.g. taking kids into noisy environments.
  • Helps dysfunction in families - replacing obsession and/or old wounds with harmony and the ability to mend.
  • May assist breathing difficulties and bone weaknesses.
  • Also refer to fossil article

 

 

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Banded Agate
  • Brings in celestial and earth energy to balance with the physical.
  • Helps remove dualities and conflict, releasing emotional repression and encouraging artistic expression.
  • Helps the sensitive to find solutions and not dwell on problems and destructive mental patterns.
  • Patterning of the bands adds additional properties e.g. Red and white obelisk to right:
    • This version looks like cells is said to assist with blood and cell structure (imbalances/disease)

Special Notes

  • Refer also to Botswana Agate - a banded from from Botswana

 

 

AgateRed

 

Black Agate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

AgateBandedSiE

Black agate with some banding and then crystals of amethyst (actually quartz)

Blue Lace Agate
  • Blue Lace Agate has a soft, feminine, energy that is cooling and calming, bringing peace of mind.
  • Activates and heals the throat chakra so free expression of thoughts, feelings and spiritual truths are possible.
  • Great nurturing and support stone
  • Counteracts the repression and suppression of feelings that stem from fear of being judged and rejected.
  • Helps men or women strongly in their male energy, release blocks and accept their sensitivity and feeling natures.
  • Counteracts mentors dress helping verbal expression of thoughts and feelings.
  • Peaceful energies neutralise anger.

 

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Natural form of Blue Lace Agate 


 

 

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Botswana Agate
Grey Banded Agate

Banded agate from Botswana, Africa

  • Stimulates the exploration of the unknown.
  • Furthers ones quest toward the enlightened state and enhances creativity.
  • Assists in releasing repressed emotions so that one may let go and heal. 
  • Allows one to look to the solution to a problem, rather than dwelling on it.
  • Stimulates the Crown Chakra, energises the auric body and encourages eternal and constant love.

 


 

 

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Carnelian Red Agate
  • Aids and strengthens vital organs.
  • Aids in tissue regeneration.
  • Ability to see into ones true self and enhance positive aspects.
  • Helps protect against anger, fear and jealously.
  • Carnelian can be intensified in colour through heat treatment

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Carnelian showing translucency of agate


 

 

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Crackled Fire Agate
  • Powerful energy attuned to the vermilion flame of spiritual will, and an effective 'ass kicker'.
  • Emanates life force and joiedevivre.
  • Fiercely protective, providing a shield against ill-wishing.
  • Stimulates vitality and creativity on all levels.
  • Energises space chakra to enhance libido.
  • May restore vitality, eliminate craving, overcome fatigue, prevent burnout, improve night vision and assist reproductive and digestive systems.

 

 

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(Mexican) Crazy Lace Agate
  • Properties of agate but more strongly aligned to the physical assistance
  • Adds vitality to help lift self so emotional and mental drains can more easily be resolved and not distracting you from what support the physical is calling for.
  • Increases stamina and energy to help you reach extremely high physical levels.
  • Also brings physical bio-rhythmic lows back to balance and steady state.
  • Helps one understand the "perfect human" plan that there are many paths we can take to higher heights of awareness.
  • Helps one to laugh and to comprehend the games of the world.
  • Settles and brings vitality organs, digestion, etc if unbalanced.

 

 

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Dyed Agate

Easily identified as unnaturally bright colours (pink, purple, most greens, blue, orange, some browns and reds) many of which fade quickly in bright sunshine.

  • Tones and strengthens body and mind.
  • Imparts a sense of strength, courage, stability, and hope.
  • Facilitates ability to discern the truth and accept circumstances.
  • Gives protection against malice and a burst of energy when needed.
  • Assists introspection and relief of tension.
  • Grounding yet energetic.
  • Encourages flow of oxygen in body and help balance in older people.
  • Additional assistance from the colours. e.g. pink - happiness, mid blue - calm, dark blue - loyalty, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

AgateSlices

Three of the four slices are dyed

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Dendritic Agate
Tree Agate
  • Fern-link manganese markings against translucent or white background of agate
  • Assists with integrity and purification
  • Helps overcome emotional boundary violations and emotional strain.
  • Lends ability to examine and resolve unpleasant problems.
  • Can help detoxify tissues in skin, mucous membrane, lung, intestine.

 

 


 

 

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Fire Agate
  • Colour comes from agate and layers of iridescent hematite.
  • Stone of courage, protection and strength.
  • Relieves fears, halts gossip and reflect any threat of harm back to source.
  • Helps with spiritual advancement.
  • Enhances all healing energies.

Special Notes

  • Refer also to Crackled Agate

 


 

 

 

 

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Moss Agate
  • Growth, Nurturing, New Beginnings
  • Wonderful cleansing stone!
  • Cleanses the circulatory system and the elimination systems of the body.
  • Eliminates depression caused by brain imbalances.
  • Helps those who are more "thinking" to access their "feeling" or intuitive side.

 

 

 


 

 

Agate-Moss

Orange Tibetan Agate
  • Stone of meditation.
  • A very lovely spiritual stone to use meditation to produce vivid visualisation is bringing clear messages.
  • Great for balancing.