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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 Colour and Type
  • Astrological signs: Gemini
  • Vibration: Number 7 (Varies by Colour 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 colours.
  • 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.


black agate with translucent brown agate


Agate slice showing inter crystals of amethyst


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 small 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


Fossil Agatised Coral2

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




Black Agate











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.


Natural form of Blue Lace Agate 



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.





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

Carnelian showing translucency of agate



Crackled Fire Agate
  • Powerful energy attuned to the vermilion flame of spiritual will, and an effective 'ass kicker'.
  • Emanates life force and joie de vivre.
  • 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.




(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.



AgateCrazylace 2

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.










Three of the four slices are dyed


Dendritic Agate
Tree Agate (white)

Moss Agate (Transulscent)

  • 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.
  • Also refer to Moss Agate if dentritic transluscent agate.






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







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.







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.




Shantilite Agate
Peace Agate
  • As soon as you hold it there is a strong flow of peaceful energy and you enter easily into relaxation. "Peace that surpasses understanding."
  • Excellent stone for meditation and prayer bringing you into deep inner silence and being comfortable with it.
  • Helps clear repeating loops of worry and anxiety .
  • Its slow, deep, loving resonance dissolves tension and worry.
  • When working spiritually helps release all types of stress related difficulties .
  • Quietens mental noise allowing you to connect to the sacred and find communion with the angels.
  • Ideal for those recuperating from illness or injury as it works strongly with the etheric body and dispels stress.

Special Notes

  • This Agate feels more like a cross between an Agate and a Jasper.
  • It is found in Madagascar. Name is from the Sanskrit for "Shanti" meaning Divine peace.