Agate

Virtues in lithotherapy, characteristics and history

AGATE

Agate is a variety of chalcedony , along with carnelian , jasper , onyx and chrysoprase.

Agate is characterized by successive strata of different colors and tones. It is a fine stone (formerly semi-precious stone) which exists in all colors and which has very diversified geometric designs.

Characteristics of agate

Main deposits
Australia, Brazil, India, Madagascar, Uruguay
Aspect
All colors, with various designs: convolutions, bands, dendritic foams.
Hardness (Mohs scale)
6.5: Scratchable with file and sand, may scratch glass
Chemical composition
Silicon dioxide: SiO 2

crystal system

Trigonal (Rhombohedral)

chakra

See below for each variety

Trace elements

Silicon

Astrological signs

See below for each variety

Purification and Recharging

Purify the agate

Reload the agate



Agate can be purified both with water alone and with salt water .

You can also purify it with pure salt, but it's best to use the indirect purification method .

Purification in a salt water bath requires leaving the stone for about 2 to 3 hours in its bath.

To purify your agate in a pure water bath , you must soak your stone in water for 4 to 5 hours .


Agate recharges in sunlight : you can leave your stone for 2 to 3 hours in a room bathed in light.

Avoid long exposure to direct sunlight.

You can also recharge your agate on a cluster of rock crystal .

Recharging on rock crystal takes about 1 hour and can be done day or night.

VIRTUES IN LITHOTHERAPY

Agate is known to bring abundance , wealth , luck and love . It strengthens the connection with the natural world and grounds the energy .

It is a stone of general protection which is particularly effective for psychic protection . Agate is an excellent support in the management of daily problems and stress .

It allows us to free ourselves from the superfluous of our lives, it helps with personal growth , to acquire self-confidence , and to maintain inner strength .

In addition to these general virtues, the different varieties of agate have their own virtues.

— Moss Agate

On an emotional level

Moss Agate brings strength and balances energies and emotions. It is a stone of abundance and hope , which brings harmony and optimism within the home.

On a physical level

The powerful bond of moss agate with Mother Earth makes it an ideal ally to fight depression . She also has the ability to regulate and organize the female cycle .

Other names

Dendritic agate, mocha stone

chakra

Heart Chakra (Fourth Chakra - "Anahata")

Astrological signs

Virgo, Gemini, Taurus, Aquarius, Libra

Moss Agate Bracelet 8mm

— Agate Crazy lace

On an emotional level

Agate crazy lace brings stability and is a real support to overcome the trials of life .

On a physical level

Crazy lace agate is a very good grounding stone . It is also an ally of personal development that will help you free yourself from what is obsolete in you.

chakra

Root chakra (First chakra - "Muladhara")

Astrological signs

Libra, Cancer, Capricorn, Virgo

Agate Crazy Lace Tumbled Stone

COLOR Properties

GREEN

Green conveys compassion and hope , it is a color that allows you to open up to others with calm and serenity.

It is a color that acts on the heart chakra , it provides relief and allows emotional recoil .
It makes light the emotions of sadness, suffering and anger.

Green also allows you to acquire self-control , it is a color that awakens the sense of justice and allows you to want to participate in the collective good.

BROWN

Brown is the color of organization , practicality and management .

It is a reassuring , concrete and stable colour, which makes it possible to relate to stable values ​​in the face of a rapidly changing world.

Brown is also a color that develops the ability to make long-term projects and to approach them with patience and method .

History & traditions

According to mineralogical literature, Agate owes its name to the Greek naturalist Theoprastus, who decided that these stones would bear the name of the river on the banks of which they were found: the Achates river in Sicily, today called Dirillo.

Agate has been used by many civilizations over the centuries. The Sumerians and Mesopotamians used agate to make their ceremonial ax heads, to make seals and beads.

The Egyptians used agate in amulets, while the Minoans of Crete, the Mycenaeans of mainland Greece, and the Romans used it in jewelry.

In the Middle East, this stone was used as an ornament for daggers and sword scabbards. They also used agate medicinally, believing it had the ability to stop bleeding from wounds and cure mental disorders and delusions.

In the Middle Ages, agates were used a lot as talismans to bring luck to their wearer, it was a stone that had a lot of value at that time.

Today, it is used in particular in lithotherapy, in the form of bracelets and polished stones .

Lithotherapy is an alternative energy therapy, the indications given do not in any way constitute medical advice, they are taken from cultures and reference works in the field. For any medical problem we invite you to consult your doctor. Never stop treatment without medical advice.

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