agate

agates are varieties of banded chalcedony, which belong to the quartz group.

agate is a balance stone to use in most rituals, it will focus your concentration during a ritual.

since there are so many variations of agate they are desribed separately. see also chalcedony properties.

colour/appearance:

occurs in many different colours – brown, beige, tan, pink, gray, blue, red, crazy-lace, blue-lace,white, tree, moss, black-banded, multicoloured…

sources:

czech republic, morroco, india,m africa

cleansing:

see also entries for different varieties

energize on an amethyst or crystal quartz cluster or in sunlight

generally, cleanse with running water method

planet(s):

mercury

zodiac:

gemini

element(s):

air

feng shui use:

negative direction misfortune (protection/combat illness)

southwest (love)

northeast (wealth)

center (balance/connection to the natural world)

physical:

to lower fever, place stone over site of greatest heat, place on brow or take as crystal remedy

carry to ease an upset stomach

protection during pregnancy

diminishes thirst

strenghtens sight

emotional:

promotes optimism

enhances creativity

supports work with emotional issue in dysfunctional families

stimulates analytical capabilities and precision in our lives

spiritual:

provides inspiration from and connect us with entities from the spiritual realm

maturity

inner stability

stabilizes the aura

balances yin yang energy

agate is a powerful protection stone, especially for children

locations and rituals:

soak an agate in lily of the valley oil for 3 hours, pat it dry and give it to someone you suspect of not telling the truth. the person will feel compelled to speak the truth