Crystal Healing Agate
Agate is a stone of relaxation, peace, cleansing, balance, meditation, vitality and grounding. It can soothe your pain, balance your Yin and Yang energies, stimulate your analytic capabilities, awaken your latent talents, strengthen your sight, and help in the different stressful situations of everyday life. Agate is known to be able to stabilize the energies of your own energy field -- aura -- and dissolve inner strain.
The color of agate
Agate as a crystal healing stone comes in many various forms, shapes and colors. Nevertheless, it is a stone that can be easily recognized due to its multi-level / multi-band composition. Its colors can be very vivid and totally different from one stone to another, and often you wouldn't be too surprised to find out that some stone you have never seen before belongs to the vast family of agates. They can be of all shades and colors, such as for example blue, brown, milky white, rose, gray, violet, yellow, green, red and orange. The color of the various agates originates from minute and often unknown inclusions, or trace elements. You can be attracted to some particular color based on your personal affection or preference which may reflect your own specific needs or imbalances in your physical body.
The symbolism and other properties
When dealing with agates one should not forget the importance of symbolism
that can be seen or discovered in their patters. Their shapes, circles,
eyes, crosses, even landscapes and panoramas although seemingly random can
indeed be understood as a sort of universal representation of the forces of
the macrocosm onto the mineral world and should not be lightly dismissed.
While this stone can never be found fully transparent, its semi transparent and opaque forms are so vivid that nobody can dispute their pictorial appearance, and beautiful diversely colored band. Agate was born a long time ago in the circular cavities of the volcanic rocks.
Notable occurrences are in Mexico, Brazil, Australia,, Morocco, Spain, India and some areas of Africa.
Agate belongs to the group of silica based minerals. It is a variation of quartz classified within the so called "chalcedony" family. Agate crystals are often cut in thin planes, but they can also be purchased as tumbled stones, or sometimes as totally natural raw specimens.
Physical and Metaphysical Properties
Agates are universal balancing stones of subtle energies. They offer
protection, and are especially suitable for protection of children.
Whenever needed they can help you increase your courage as well as your
creativity. Agate is known to be capable of enhancing your energy in waves,
so it is very useful when there is a need to overcome a certain difficult
situation in which additional efforts and extra resources are required.
Agate can help you if you find yourself in a situation where you find it difficult to forgive someone for the caused pain, despair, or bitterness in some complicated love or family relationship. This stone can help you find the necessary courage to forgive and forget. Wear agate if you fell yourself restrained, under pressure, or confined in your current obligations.
In ancient times the forces of the four elements were considered as some of the most powerful forces of the Universe. They still are even though we have forgotten our spiritual relationship to them. Agates were justifiably linked to the earth element. They are under the influence of the Earth force fields and the outside planets have only small influence on them. Thus, agate has an unparalleled ability to affect the physical body first, and starting from there, affect the other subtle auras and bodies in ascending order depending on the stone variation in this huge family. If you expect difficult battles in your personal or business life where there is a need to be open and honest with yourself agate is a stone for you. If you need strength to persist on your predetermined quest agate is also your stone.
Some people have reported that some agate variations can help in achieving better results in athletics.
Crystal Healing and Purchasing tips
When purchasing agate pay attention on the quality of the final polish of
the stone. The most beneficial stones are those of exceptional aesthetic
features, with the right symbolic shapes that can enhance their force
fields. We know that the three-sided stones are symbolic representation of
the trinity, the square stones are good if you want to enhance the symmetry
and fundamental issues, while the round specimens are suitable for
applications in metaphysical work.
Agates are often either neglected or misunderstood with respect to their healing abilities, probably because they are so common minerals, but also owing to their variety which makes the identification and classification difficult. They work beneficially on many areas of the human organism, in particular on the blood vessels, lymphatic system, digestion, etc. Its abilities are enhanced if combined with aquamarine.