Hello Crystal Lovers!
Welcome to my new blog - Crystal Meanings! I hope you all enjoy this as much as I have when I created them! We have a looooot of crystals to go through as you can imagine! Hopefully you learn something new along the way - I know I have! Let's get into it shall we? I thought we could start alphabetically and what better way than to start with the gorgeous Agate!
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Agate is the name given to many varieties of banded Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. The name of this gorgeous stone comes from the Achetes River in Sicily, where Agates were first found. These stones are usually banded in layers, or stripes, with some varieties having “eye” markings, or specks of colour, some may even have fossilized inclusions, while others are pretty solid.
Sometime Agate is called the earth rainbow 🌈 because the concentric bands of Agate form in nearly every colour the earth can produce, including a colourless form. Now I never knew this, but historically, this stone has been discovered with artefacts of Neolithic people, and was also used as healing amulets and ornamentation dating back to Babylon! How cool is that?!
The medicinal uses of Agate continued throughout the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations, and spread throughout Africa and the Middle East into Russia 😲 Agate was one of the first stones that started a world renowned stonecutting and polishing industry in Germany, that flourished from the 15th to the 19th century, and exists today! Amazing! I love crystal history!
Did you know, that Agate has a lower intensity and vibrates to a slower frequency than other stones? However, it is still a highly regarded crystal, known for its stabilizing and strengthening influence 🥰 The layered bands of microscopic Quartz in Agate do appear delicate, but they are actually very strong! Agate is known to be an excellent stone for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, while also harmonizing yin and yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe. Have you used Agate for these purposes before?
Agates are a fascinating and ever evolving world of their own! There are hundreds, if not thousands of types of Agates, found all around the world 😲 They bring a sense of wonder and magic to the planet with their swirls of colour bands. I love that, such a simple yet amazing stone - who would have thought?
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Here are a few if the more common types of Agate that I'm sure most of you will be familiar with!
💙 Blue Lace Agate - this form of Agate has a soft, soothing elegance, like sky-blue waters released from winter’s grasp. Its graceful, circular design has been known to have a stimulating, positive effect on emotions and attitude. Although it is not a stone of protection, but rather of encouragement and support, it's circular flowing energy calms, uplifts and elevates. Do you own a piece of this? I looove the pale blue colouring of this form of Agate! More in-depth knowledge on this crystal will be in the near future!
💛 Crazy Lace Agate - often referred to as the Laughter Stone, or “Happy Lace.” It is associated with sunny Mexican fiestas 💃 and brings joy to those who wear it. Like Blue Lace Agate, it is not a stone of protection, but of support and encouragement, elevating thoughts and promoting optimism. Its graceful design, in random lacy patterns, creates a circular flow of energy, stimulating for the mind and attitude.
Dendritic Agate - this crystal is known as the Stone of Plenitude. It helps to bring us abundance and fullness to all areas of our lives, from business to agricultural endeavours. It was associated with the ancient Greek dryads, woodland and tree spirits, and was buried in the fields at the time of sowing to insure a good harvest. Amazing!
❤ Fire Agate - known as the spiritual flame of absolute perfection and carries a great mystery locked inside its deep brown crystal. Touch this stone and you will see fiery embers ignite. Peer into its depths and flames leap within its chambers. Study it closely and it will almost show you its secrets, if you are lucky!
🧡 Laguna Agate - this crystal is the most highly praised banded Agate in the world. It is known for its extremely tight banding and vibrant shades of red and scarlet. Laguna Agate is found in an area covering roughly four square miles in a remote mountain range in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. Absolutely amazing!
💚 Moss Agate - throughout history and all cultures, Moss Agate has been known as the crystal of gardeners and agriculture. It was considered a miraculous healing stone for tribal priests of the past, giving them power to interact with our human organic system, and was used as a talisman to make warriors strong and victorious.
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Now, I thought I would touch on some of Agates healing properties. But please, no crystal is the perfect source of treatment, if you are sick, or having issues, its always best to see your doctor. Crystals are best used as something we can compliment our medical help with, so please don't rely on a crystal or stone as your source of medication. 🙌
Agate is a stone that helps to promote inner stability, composure, and maturity. Its warm, protective properties encourage security and self-confidence. It is a great crystal to aide you during pregnancy. Agate has been known to help new mothers avoid the “baby blues” sometimes experienced after giving birth. A piece of Agate worn between the breasts can encourage lactation. This stone can also help stop the burning desires for things we do not need, and assists those juggling commitments or multiple jobs. It can be beneficial for writers, as it can help them with expressing their ideas in marketable form, while also helping young children learn to walk and not fall as they get older. Agate can also help promote marital fidelity. 🥰
Agate is known to be a useful protection amulet when traveling, and is apparently effective in protecting you from traffic accidents. As a support stone, Agate stabilizes the imagination and inspiration of artists, provides personal security for police, telephone workers, cooks, chefs and bakers, and protection from falling objects for builders and construction workers. It provides physical strength and endurance for dancers, dentists, and environmentalists, and emotional endurance for educators and recreational workers.
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Now for my own wee blurb that I usually add into my website descriptions, so that all basis are covered! You may be overwhelmed by now, and I apologise for that! There is just so much behind Agates and I really like sharing knowledge with you all!
Agate is the crystal to call upon for support when you need stability and/or grounding in your life. Along with its supportive energy, Agate has been long admired for its incredible beauty. This crystal has a dreamy quality with signature bands made up of mineral deposits layered in a perfectly circular symmetry around its circumference. A combination of igneous rock with silica deposits found in groundwater, the spectacular bands give this semi-precious stone its trademark appearance. What gives Agate its incredibly powerful grounding abilities, is its availability in different colours, including a palette of white, purple, black, grey, yellow, pink, red, and brown.
Agate belongs to the Quartz family, which makes it a popular crystal for healing, especially due to its composition of silicon dioxide, a mineral that is also found in the human body. The variety of Chalcedony bands also help enhance your feelings of stability, which can be very helpful if you’re caught in a cycle of worry and overthinking. It works by connecting you with the gentle vibrations of the Earth, making it a gentle stone with a light, diffused energy.