Agate Meaning & Properties

Healing Properties of Agate

Top 3 Benefits of Agate

  1. Stabilizing & grounding when you are overwhelmed
  2. Supports a deep connection to the Earth and nature
  3. Helps you accept and love yourself just as you are

Agate are nourishing, strengthening low-intensity stones that support your connection to the Earth. They are grounding and are good to work with if you feel disconnected, frazzled, and need support. They are “salt of the Earth” type stones, encouraging authenticity, stability, pragmatism, self-confidence, courage, and fortitude.

Each type of agate has its own healing properties that incorporate and add to the properties of agate overall .  Here are some of the more common types.

Blue Lace Agate

Blue lace agate is a calming, cooling blue stone, with white lacy banding. It supports you to communicate clearly and align your words and actions to be a steadying influence on those around you. It also helps with anxiety, so it’s great to carry or wear regularly if you struggle with feeling overwhelmed by your life, work, or the world in general. Use in crystal body layouts to balance the throat chakra.

Fire Agate

This brilliant deep brown agate shows flashes of reds, oranges, and greens that are reminiscent of flames. It supports the first, second and third chakras and promotes vitality, passion, and action. Fire agate encourages taking initiative, optimistic thinking, and passionate commitment to your endeavors. Wear fire agate if you are wanting a fully embodied life, where you make the most of every day.

Moss Agate

Moss agate feels as if Mother Nature is giving you a hug. It is the nourishing stability of agate on overdrive, helping you feel your deep belonging as part of the Earth’s web of life. Wear moss agate if you are seeking a deep connection to nature & the Earth, particularly if you want to work with nature spirits or if your work involves the natural world.

Dendritic Agate

This white variety of agate with fern-like inclusions supports you to stay grounded in your own integrity when you are going through overwhelming situations. It strengthens your boundaries and resilience when encountering an inhospitable emotional environment. It helps integrate lessons from harsh experiences and to embrace one’s shadow. Wear or carry dendritic agate if you are wanting to gain the transformational gifts from an overwhelming experience while maintaining your balance in daily life.

Agate Mineral & Gemstone Information

Agate is the name of a broad number of varieties of banded chalcedony (cryptocrystalline quartz). Agates come in many colors but are generally earth tones, and range from translucent to opaque. Technically, if a stone is not banded it is not an agate, but many chalcedony stones that do not have bands are called agates, like dendritic agate and moss agate.

Agates are hard and durable stones, and generally are very affordable, making them great stones for beginners to crystal healing.

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