Top Three Benefits of Agate Crystals
- Supports you to feel grounded and balanced
- Brings stability in times of change
- Helps you feel happy in your own skin
Agate Healing Properties
Agates are earth stones. Overall, agates are gentle, nourishing, and strengthening. Working with them is less intense than many other gemstones and can be a stabilizing influence, but that doesn’t mean they are less effective. It does mean you may need to work with the stone longer to start to notice the effect, but the resulting changes can be deeper and more permanent. Agate meaning and uses for individual types of agate vary as they each have their own specific healing properties. Here are the meanings of a few of the common agate varieties used in metaphysical work.
Blue Lace Agate Meaning & Properties
Blue gemstones generally correspond with the throat chakra and aid in communication, and blue lace agate fits that pattern. Combining the blue energy with agate’s steadiness, blue lace agate personifies the idea of “Your word is your bond”. It encouraging you to align word, deed, and intention and strengthens your ability to communicate your convictions in a balanced way, neither shrinking back out of doubt or overwhelming others out of excitement.
Moss Agate Meaning & Properties
Transparent to translucent with green moss-like tendrils, moss agate is a very nourishing stone of the Earth. It has the quintessential steadiness of agate crystals combined with the nature spirits and abundance connection that most green stones share. The result is a stone that supports you to have a deep spiritual connection with the Earth that gives you an abiding sense of wholeness, belonging, and having abundance as your birthright.
Crazy Lace Agate Properties & Meaning
Crazy Lace Agate is found in Mexico and has brown, pink, white, and yellow swirls and bands. This beautiful variety of agate has a spirited energy that promotes pure joy. Combined with the grounding and balancing influence of agate, you get one of the best supports for feeling truly gratified and satisfied with life. Wear crazy lace agate to help remind you to appreciate the beautiful wonder of the world while staying fully engaged with life.
Dendrite Agate Meaning & Properties
A distinctive variety which is usually milky white with fern or tree-like inclusions, dendrite or dendritic agate properties include helping you stay grounded and positive when your life is topsy-turvy. It is good for people undergoing transformational change, or simply having a particularly eventful period of their life, who want help balancing extreme states to keep moving forward productively.
Fire Agate Properties & Meaning
Deep brown or orange with iridescent flashes of green and gold, fire agate is striking and beautiful. Like many red and orange stones, fire agate properties includes stimulating the 2nd chakra, igniting a passion and enthusiasm for simply being alive. Combined with the earth energy of agate crystals, this produces a sense of being happy and excited to enjoy planet Earth. Fire agate is supportive of creativity, sexuality, and vibrant aliveness!
Agate as a Gemstone
About the Stone
Agate is an umbrella name for a number of varieties of banded chalcedony. Agate crystals occurs in many colors that range from translucent to opaque. Agates are found all over the world. Some agates are geodes, which means they are hollow in the middle, often with crystals inside. Agate is considered a semi-precious gemstone.
Agates grow in many different types of rock, and through many different processes. As such, their hardness can vary greatly, but is generally somewhere between a six and an eight on the Mohs scale. Agate is a member of the quartz family of gemstones, and often you will find agates with bands of quartz and chalcedony layered through it. Agates are found all over the world. Africa, Asia, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, England, India, Italy, Mexico, Nepal, Canada, and the United States all have varieties of Agates that are found there. Agates are most often found round instead of any other shape.
Agates have been used by humans dating back to the Neolithic period, and were used by early Egyptians and in ancient India.
Agate in Jewelry
Agates are for the most part quite durable stones. They can be dyed different colors, sliced exceptionally thin, and aside from doing a real number on your blades because they’re so hard, are quite nice to work with in jewelry. Agates provide unlimited options to work with because of the sheer number of types of agates there are in the world. Pricewise, some agates (like the Fire Agate for example) can end up being quite pricey for a good quality piece; but for the most part agates are very affordable stones, and great for beginners.