Crystal Meanings and Metaphysical Properties Lore of Agate

Keywords: Protection, Strength, Harmony
Agate’s most noticeable properties overall are balancing yin/yang energy, courage, protection, healing, and calming. Historically it was placed in water for cooking or drinking to dispel sickness. 
The Metaphysical and Healing Properties Lore of any specific type of agate depend to some extent on the colour of the agate, but all agates have certain things in common.
Agate is a stone of strength. It was used by the Ancients on the breastplates of armour to give warriors strength and make them victorious in battle. Energetically, it is considered to give strength in both battle and physically.
Agate enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect, making it a beneficial stone for both students and artists. It is also known as a good luck stone. As a stone of harmony, one of the things agate does is balance yin/yang energy. 
It increases energy. However, because it is a grounding stone, it does not increase energy at all times, but rather enables bursts of energy as needed. In this way, agate is a conservation stone, and enhances longevity.
Agate is a very protective stone. It is especially protective for children, and makes an excellent stone for children’s amulets, medicine bags, jewelry, or just to carry around in a pocket. Agates are said to be especially useful for protecting children from falling.
Emotionally, agate gives courage, emotional strength, self-confidence, and dispels fears. It can also lessen feelings of envy by grounding the emotions. In the same way, it assists with acceptance of all things. It can be very beneficial for self-examination as well as examination of the circumstances one finds oneself in. These qualities make agate superior for easing anxiety and stress. Particularly when placed on the Solar Plexus (3rd) Chakra, it can help one to accept one’s emotions, thereby helping overcome those emotions that one wants to remove.
Because of the harmonising qualities of agate, and its emotional energies of removing and releasing resentments and bitterness, it is also considered by many to be an excellent stone for helping to heal and improve relationships.
Agate can cleanse and stabilise the aura by removing and/or transforming negative energy.
As far as relationships go, agate is a stone of marital and romantic fidelity.
Agate can strengthen the body and the body’s connection to the earth. It also increases energy. 
Agate enhances healing of all kinds by bringing the elements of the healer into harmony. Physically, agate is particularly helpful with tooth and gum issues, stomach problems, physical endurance, insomnia.
Chakras: All agates can remove blockages from any chakra. Agate also relates to specific chakras according to the stone colour.
It has been reported to srengthen the sight, , to diminish thirst and to promote marital fidelity.
Moss Agate – Due to its associations with nature, Moss Agate fosters feelings of expansion, freedom, and space, the same feelings you experience when you go for a walk along streams, the beach, or thru the woods.  Draws new friends. Relieves exhaustion and heals problems with the neck and back.  Blood sugar, anorexia/food issues, lymph nodes. Balances emotions. 
Moss Agate is particularity useful to gardeners. Wear your Agate necklace, pendant, or bracelet while tending your garden. Ancient traditions say that placing Agates in your garden will make you flowers brighter, and increase the yield in vegetable gardens.  Walking thru the  village, you would see Agate nuggets tied with strings and hanging from branches over the garden, and larger stones set on the ground.  So if you are of the mind to create a rock garden, make sure to add Agates to your list!
Picture Agate: Gaze into for meditation. L/Rt. brain balance. Pineal, pituitary; coordination.
Blue Lace: This stone helps one to reach high spiritual places through patience and peace.  Associated with hope, unity, cleansing, harmony, protection, optimism, positive thinking, smooth energy flow, joy, truth, purification and promptness. Makes us more easygoing. 
Mexican Lace Agate is said to lift depression. 
Pink Lace Agate increases friendliness and happiness. 
White Lace Agate attunes us to our highest mind and to the Creator. 
Bostwana Agate A banded agate promoting protection, fertility, sensuality, sexuality, passion, artistic expression and emotional comfort. 
Crazy Lace: Aids with energy lows. Relieves emotional pain. Opens the way for laughter. Strengthens the heart. Clears energy blockages. Brings vitality to major organs.
Flame Agate: Provides clarity during periods of transition. Stimulates awareness.  Enhances physical vitality. Treatment of burns and relieving pain.

There are also:
Angel Wing Agate,
Botryoidal Black Agate 
Brasilian Agate
Dendritic Agate
Dry Head Agate 
Ellensburg Blue Agate
Fire Agate
Flame Agate
Holly Blue Agate
Iris Agate
Leguna Agate
Lake Superior Agate
Montana Agate
Ocean Spray Agate
Orbicular Agate
Plasma Agate
Polka-Dot Agate
Plume Agate
Purple Sage Agate
Regency Rose Agate 
Rose-Eye Agate
Snakeskin Agate
Stinking Water Plume Agate
Turittella Agate
Woodward Ranch Plume Agate


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