There seems to be so much to know about Agates and because I am totally fascinated and drawn to all Agates I've pulled together some resources from online Articles via Gem Select and the GIA. Please note that we are not suggesting that you replace your health doctor with a Crystal.
Agates appearance is waxy and soft usually banded, sometimes translucent with small crystals in various sizes. Agate is often sold as artificially coloured slices that have no extra therapeutic properties (so we definitely ought to be careful).
Agates come in many colours: Clear, Milky white, Grey, Blue, Green, Pink and Brown. Some Agates have also created an identity of their own, Blue Lace Agate, Moss Agate, Dendritic Agate, Fire Agate and Botswana Agate. This has occurred because these agates have specialised healing abilities, so they have been separated in this directory.
Formed from microscopic crystals of quartz laid down in bands, this is a very stable crystal.
Agates are grounding stones, bringing about an emotional physical and intellectual balance. They aid in centring and stabilising physical energy.
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 information to light.
Agate gently facilitates acceptance of ones self. this builds self confidence. It aids self analysis and perception of hidden circumstances, bringing to your attention any disease that is interfering with your well being.
Agates enhance mental function as they improve concentration. perception and analytical abilities, leading to practical solutions.
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.
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.
Healing Agate stabilised the aura, eliminating and transforming negative energies. Its cleansing effect is powerful at the physical and emotional levels. 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. It heals the eyes, stomach, and uterus, it cleanses the lymphatic system and pancreas, it strengthens blood vessels and heals skin disorders
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.
Colours and their properties
* Black - prosperity, victory for athletes, courage
* Black with white stripes - creates alertness.
* Blue with white stripes - visionary, psychic, dreams.
* Brecciated - optimism, tranquillity, helps to avoid negative behaviour, vibration changer.
* Brown - victory in conflict, increases intelligence
* Creamy Yellow - helps to lighten moods.
* Enhydro (nodules with water trapped inside) - it contacts water devas, balances emotions.
* Gray with white stripes - intellectual pursuits.
* Lilac with pale blue gray stripes - spiritual discrimination.
* Mustard yellow - useful in contacting the creative side of the mind and building an inventive mood.
* Orange and brown - a balancer that helps in overcoming obstacles, gaining good luck in financial issues, and stabilising the emotions.
* Blue with a white pattern -gives a sense of security and ability to handle new situation, softens stubbornness.
* Purple with threads of white - helps communication be powerful and to the point
* Red - brings peace, calmness and it is also said to drive away spiders.
* Turquoise with a white pattern - meet and make new friends
* Pink- prosperity and confidence
Agate enhances love, abundance, wealth, good luck, longevity, harmony; protector of children. Ground to the earth. One of the oldest stones in recorded history, it belongs to the variegated chalcedony group. Helps to change our level of perception; give wearer the strength to carry on.
Types of Agate and their specific healing qualities:
Blue Banded Agate
Banded Agate is for the throat chakra its colour is light blue and promotes creative analysis and problem solving. Banded Agate promotes creative expression of all types especially for decorating and acting, it enhances the ability to create a sacred space. It gives you the courage to uphold and defend your convictions.
Banded Agates stimulate the crown chakra, bringing celestial and earth energy into the auras and harmonising them with the physical body. A powerful holistic healer, banded agates remove dualities and conflict, maintaining well-being. 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.
A useful environmental healer when placed around the corners of the house or property. Banded agate prevents out of body visitations from another soul and turns back unwelcome spirits. Traditionally, banded agate has been used to overcome physical, emotional and mental poisoning or toxicity and is a useful receptacle for negative energy.
If placed on the third eye, banded agate quickly cuts mental cords to a previous partner, a manipulative parent and replenishing the energy that was lost.
Banded agate teaches that sexuality is a natural function and that sensuality is the appreciation by the senses of the fullness of life. It releases emotional repression and encourages artistic expression. Useful for people who are easily hurt, this stone teaches user to look for solutions rather than dwell on problems and 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.
This stone can be programmed to protect you and your family and to encourage supportive love, which is objective and not all consuming.
Banded Agate enhances cellular memory and multi dimensional healing; benefits depression, detoxification, fertility, the brain, oxygen assimilation, the chest, skin and the circulatory and nervous systems. It is useful for reprogramming the cellular memory after mortification of the flesh, emotions or spirit in a previous or present life.
Black Agate, colour is black and brown. Black Agate connects the spirit and physical planes together and grounds you in reality. Black Agate stabilises and grounds. Black agate connects the heavenly chi force with the earthly chi force and brings spiritual level energy into your entire hara line and grounds it into the earthly plane, reality and consciousness. It brings spiritual awareness into action, balances earth and the sky. It stabilises and grounds while elevating awareness, helps to clear emotional pain. It is ideal for centring and focusing. Eases nausea, indigestion and cramps.
Blue Lace Agate
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
Bull's Eye Agate, colour is black, 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, ametropia, varicose veins, enlarged prostrate, 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
Crackled fire agate is a crazed and banded translucent stone that 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.
Crazy Lace Agate
Crazy lace agate has a combination of orange, red, yellow, white and blue in uneven bands throughout the stone. It is an excellent stone to balance the senses, and absorb all forms of negativity, including emotional pain. Crazy lace agate is a good stone for focus and excellent for those who suffer attention deficit disorder.
A chalcedony containing contrasting branching, or dendritic, mineral inclusions. Also known as tree agate Dendritic Agate's colours are clear, brown and green. It is transparent with fern like markings, often small and tumbled.
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. Tuck into plant pots or bury near plants in the garden.
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.
A variety of Agate containing 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, fires up the Base Chakra and stimulates vitality on all levels.
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 an clearing vision at eh 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. Placed on a blocked chakra, it will gently bring it back online. 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 attorney, or whenever you must confront a possible adversary.
Geode Agate, Colour Brown, Grey and Black. 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. Geodes are more commonly known as Thunder Eggs.
Green Agate - enhances mental and emotional flexibility and improves decision making. It is useful in resolving disputes.
Holly Blue Agate
Holly Blue agate is a blue-violet agate that is ideal for the brow chakra.
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.
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. Fiery scarlet Agate can stimulate sexual and physical energy, increasing stamina and circulation, and is helpful in treating sexual imbalances. Agate promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity. Its warm, protective properties encourage security and self-confidence. 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. Agate also promotes marital fidelity. Agate is useful as a protection amulet when travelling, and is especially effective against traffic accidents.
Luna Agate, Colour Purple and White. Luna Agate supports those who are beginning their journey into spirituality and helps you open your psychic abilities. Great crystal for meditation and helps you live by the phases of the moon.
A translucent chalcedony containing green strands of chlorate. Moss agate can be found in the colours green, blue, red, yellow and brown. Moss agate 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. Moss Agate eliminates depression caused by left-right brain imbalances. 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 an agatised (chalcedony)calcite that forms in large masses.
It is translucent to opaque and comes in a wide range of colours including, white, yellow, red, brown, green, and black.
Not usually regarded as an Agate.
Could be botswana, crazy lace or moss.
Effects the heart like a stone thrown into a pool, sending rings and ripples radiating out to heal old pain, heals despair, heartache, and heart pain layer by layer. It replaces pain with joy, heart healing and heart warming. Pink agate calms, comforts and provides security. It eases stress, promotes unconditional love for others and the understanding that you are lovable. Pink agate offers positive self image. Pink agate promotes love between parent and child. Position over the heart for optimum effect.
Pitayo Cactus Agate
Pitayo Cactus Agate is also known as Dragon-fruit Agate, Colour Pink. This is a very rare stone so will be difficult to find but it will be well worth the search.
Pitayo cactus agate promotes unconditional love, self-love and respect for all beings. Encourages compassion and understanding.
Plume Agate, Colour Red, Brown and White
Plume Agate is the stone for meditation and scrying. It helps you contemplate live and opens the psyche.
Red Lace Agate
Red Lace Agate also appears in a crazy lace form, the colour is mainly red
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 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.
Place one of these anywhere that you want to encourage abundance and fullness.
Some of the benefits of tree agate include:
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 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, pr0oviding 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. 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.
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.
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.