Stability. Introspection. Soothing
The Stone of Support
Chakra: Throat (5th)
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Physical: Beneficial for the eyes, skin disorders and stimulates the digestive system.
Emotional: Encourages self-acceptance, balance and pragmatism.
Spiritual: Awakens spiritual purpose and encourages spiritual growth.
Mantra: "I am nourished by the Earth and life itself."
ૐ Metaphysical Properties
Agate is a nourishing, strengthening stone that supports your connection to the earth. It is a highly grounding stone that it brings a feeling of tranquility to alleviate anger and tension. Agate is encouraging and supportive with warm, protective properties that promotes security and self-confidence. Its circular flowing energy calms, uplifts and elevates.
Agate is excellent for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, and in harmonising yin and yang forces within us. It encourages a sense of reality and pragmatic thinking and is beneficial in self-analysis and uncovering hidden circumstances that might interfere with well-being.
Agate also a stone of spiritual growth, encouraging quiet introspection and providing a soothing, supportive energy to awaken your spiritual purpose and feel confident in your spirituality. It raises awareness and links into the collective consciousness of the oneness of life.
Agate enhances mental function by improving concentration, perception, and analytical abilities. Physically, Agate stimulates the digestive system and is beneficial for skin disorders, the eyes, and hollow organs, such as the eyes, stomach, uterus and intestines. It can also guard against sleep-walking. It is a great crystal to use during pregnancy as it aids postnatal depression and encourages lactation when worn between the breasts.
☥ In History
Agate has been discovered with artefacts of Neolithic people, and was used as healing amulets and in ornaments dating back to Babylon. Ancient Romans valued the Agate for its reputed medicinal and talismanic properties. Powdered and mixed with water, it was said to counteract serpents' venom. It was also used medicinally in ancient Greece and Egypt. Roman historian, Pliny, quoted the Persian Magii as teaching that storms might be averted by burning Agates.
Agates were also believed to make their wearers agreeable, persuasive, and give them the favour of God, guarding them from all dangers, and enabling them to vanquish earthly obstacles, such as strong winds and lightning. Ancient seafarers used Agate in protection amulets for raging ocean.
☽ How to Use
The most beneficial way to use Agate is for it to be worn. Wearing Agate helps to calm your mind and reduce stress and anxiety. It is also historically useful as a protection amulet when traveling. Wearing an Agate in the middle of the chest strengthens the cardiac muscle, and heals emotional disharmony that prevents acceptance of love. It is also a great pregnancy stone, assisting new mothers in their role physically and emotionally.
Meditating with Agate's subtle forces is another to use the stabilising stone. Its intricate movements within the crystal encourage a calm, relaxing state and open the mind to higher thought and inner truths.
Cleanse your Agate crystal using any of the following methods:
Hold your Agate under running water and ask the Universe to remove all negativity from this crystal. Alternatively, leave your crystal to sit bowl of water for several minutes. If you are near to a natural running river, Agate stones can be placed in an organza bag and left for a short time in the running water. Running water can also energise as well as cleanse the stones at the same time.
Half-fill a glass bowl with sea salt (or cooking salt) and place your crystal directly into the salt. Either bury them into the dry salt or leave them on the surface. They should be left in the salt for several hours, overnight or for several days. Then thoroughly rinse the crystal under cool running water to remove any remaining salt. Don't forget to throw away the salt after use - Never re-use as it will have absorbed negative and unwanted energies.
Another salt method is to leave your crystals in a sea salt/water mixture, as per the water method.
Hold a burning sage smudging stick near the Agate crystal so that the smoke fills the air around it. You can also hold your crystal in and near the smoke. Ask for cleansing, protection or dedicating love to your crystal. Discover our range of smudge sticks.
Place the Agate crystal directly on top of a piece of Selenite for around 6 hours (or as long as you feel guided to leave them). Our powerful Selenite Cleansing Sticks are perfect for this purpose.
Sound Healing allows a single pitch or tone to wash over an area, bringing it into the same vibration as the tone. Long trusted by the ancients, singing bowls or Tingsha cymbals are handcrafted to sacred tones and are the ultimate sound healing tool. Simply hold the sound close to the crystal for a few minutes minutes. Ideal for cleansing multiply crystals at once or very large or delicate stones that are not easy to move.
Crystals can replay any sort of vibration that you bestow upon it, simply using your intention. Your Intentions emit a specific frequency of vibration of which crystals have the ability to store and emit. You can program your Agate crystal to replay with a particular energy, belief or new paradigm that you are trying to cultivate or to assist with specific projects and tasks.
Follow these steps to charge your Agate:
- Determine what you need assistance with and the energy that you would like your crystal to emit.
- Ask your crystal if it is willing to partner. You will feel a clear yes, excitement even if the answer is affirmative. A neutral feeling is also a yes. No will usually feel like a strong resistance and is easiest to sense.
- Hold your crystal to your heart and then to your third eye. With clear intent, imagine the task projected into the crystal. Extend the crystal in front of you to the point where you can envision the crystal, your heart and your third eye linking to form a triangle and lock in the purpose.
- State aloud the “program” and thank the crystal for being a willing transmitter of this frequency.
Your charged crystal is now ready for use! Keep it close or hold it when you would like to amplify the program. Remember, the magic and power is within you, crystals are a wonderful tool to magnify our natural, metaphysical abilities.