Agate – (Various Chakras) – (Zodiac of Gemini)
Intro- Find out the Agate spiritual properties and how you can benefit from their supportive and healing blessings!
The Science of Agate
Agates and Jaspers are part pf the Chalcedony family. The easiest way to distinguish an Agate from a Jasper is that Jaspers are completely opaque and agates have some amount of translucency in them. Agate generally have a banding pattern, whereas Jaspers do not. For more detailed information, check out this great article here: https://rocktumbler.com/blog/what-is-agate-jasper-chalcedony/ There are many varieties of Agate, such as, Blue Lace, Botswana, Lake Superior, Crazy Lace, Montana, Plume, Laguna, and many more!
Historical Significance of Agate
Agate is an ancient stone and has been revered for thousands of years. If receive its name from the Greek philosopher Theophrastus in 3 or 4 BC because it was discovered by the Achates River. Agate was highly prized for its wide variety of colors and patterns, and was cut and carved into amulets and talisman for protection. It has been worn by prophets and priests in Islamic, Babylonian, Egyptian and Greek cultures, and was considered a sacred stone for worship.
Metaphysical Attributes of Agate
Each Agate variety has its own special spiritual properties, but all Agate will share a few common healing traits. The first is its ability to bring stability, balance and grounding to one’s life. It is deeply connected to Earth energy, so will bring one to the present moment to enable one to focus and feel less scattered. Agate spiritual properties balance the mind, body, emotion and spirit to allow us to feel “whole” and stable. It balances all energies; Physical, masculine/feminine, yin/yang, chakra and auric.
This ability to ground and balance enables us to focus, think clearly, and improves all intellectual and analytical abilities. This makes all Agates excellent stones to have with you if life is feeling challenging, hectic, and chaotic. It will help you center, focus, and consider all options wisely.
Physical Healing Benefits of Agate
It is said that the physical healing benefits of Agate include an ability to reduce thirst, indigestion and strengthen vision.
Agate Mantra Practice
Sit in a seated meditation position, holding the Agate in your less dominant hand to receive its energy. Really feel the support of the cushion or floor beneath you. You are grounded and supported by the Earth’s energies. Imagine you are sitting on a giant, sturdy boulder and multi-colored streams of light drift up from it and surround you with its supportive energy. Repeat this mantra, “I am Safe. I am Secure. I an ready to Stand Strong and Make Wise Decisions for my life.”
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Additional Gemstone Resources:
- “The Book of Stones, Revised Edition: Who They Are and What They Teach”, By Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian
- “The Crystal Bible: A Definitive Guide to Crystals,” by Judy Hall.
- “Crystals for Healing: The Complete Reference Guide With Over 200 Remedies for Mind, Heart & Soul,” by Karen Frazier
- “Gemstones of the World: Newly Revised Fifth Edition,” by Walter Schumann
- “Love is in the Earth: A Kaliedoscope of Crystals,” by Melody