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Agate is a variety of Chalcedony Quartz, which is banded. It is a very abundant stone. Therefore, cultures used it for many purposes. As a variety of Chalcedony Quartz, it has its agate metaphysical properties plus theirs.  These stones are soothing and calming, as well as stones of love, abundance, good luck, and creativity.

There are many varieties of agate. Firstly, some have names related to their colors or patterns, such as Crazy Lace. Further, others have names related to where they are found. Botswana Agate is an example of this. Thirdly, some of these stones have names that are related to both color or pattern and location. Graveyard Plume Agate, for instance, is both.

Sacred, Spiritual, Energy, and Historical Crystal Healing Uses

Agate has been used for many healing purposes such as

  • Balancing mind/body/emotions
  • Soothing emotional or mental disorders
  • Easing digestive upsets
  • Helping problems with the eyes
  • Improving womb issues
  • Balancing the lymph system
  • Relieving skin problems
  • Aiding weight loss
  • Reducing nightmares
  • Increasing strength
  • Helping teeth and gums

Please remember that healing crystal meanings are not prescriptions or medical advice. See a doctor or other licensed healthcare practitioner about any illness or injury.

Lake Superior Agate
Lake Superior Agate by Lech Darski [CC BY-SA 3.0]

Ritual, Sacred, and Traditional Uses In Ancient and Modern Life

This common but powerful stone can be used for many positive ends such as

  • Increasing love
  • Bringing abundance
  • Fostering generosity
  • Bringing good luck
  • Giving protection
  • Giving strong protection of children
  • Being honest
  • Giving courage
  • Harmonizing energy within a person, family, or community
  • Balancing yin/yang energy
  • Overcoming resentment and envy
  • Clearing negative energy from the heart to let love in
  • Soothing and calming
  • Decreasing anxiety
  • Grounding and stabilizing
  • Uncovering hidden information
  • Increasing self-acceptance
  • Seeing the self clearly
  • Coming up with practical solutions
  • Fostering friendship
  • Concentrating and studying
  • Writing easily (I have one in each pocket whenever I write!)
  • Raising energy smoothly

Agate is related to the Root Chakra. It is also related to other chakras depending on its color(s). Therefore, white would also be associated with the Crown Chakra. See AllTheChakras.com to learn more about the chakras.

I believe agate is one of the under-appreciated crystals. It carries harmonious energies. Agate can also have strikingly beautiful markings. Everyone should have at least one type of agate in their crystal collection.

Here and on page 2 are just a few of the types of agate.

Blue Lace Agate

Blue Lace Agate
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Blue Lace agate is about calming and soothing. It can help you center yourself and collect your mental energy. This crystal can bring a drop in anxiety and a positive attitude. Also, this stone is particularly good for caregivers. It can calm situations, bring encouragement and support. Blue Lace Agate is also a gentle throat chakra stone that can bring new forms of self-expression. In crystal healing, Blue Lace Agate is used for sore throats, arthritis, broken bones.

Learn about more different types of this crystal on Agate Page 2.

Mindat.org has mineralogical information here and gemological information is here at Gemdat.org.

See additional references and resources on crystals for metaphysical and crystal meanings.

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