Colour: Agate comes in many colours such as clear, milky white, gray, brown, blue, green and pink. It is also commonly coloured artificially.
Appearance: Usually waxy and soft, usually banded and sometimes found with small hollow geodes. Agate is the banded form of Chalcedony, which is a microcrystalline (formed of microscopic crystals) variety of Quartz. Although the pattern on every agate is unique, the geographic locality of agate will show resemblances in banding style and colour.
Rarity: Common. One of the oldest stones in history.
Attributes: Agate are really good grounding stones and assists with protection from bad dreams. It can bring about emotional, physical and intellectual balance. Agate can not change your emotion but assists with the acceptance of the emotion as well as acceptance of ones self.
It is a soothing and calming stone that works slowly and attracts strength. It assists to move past negativity and bitterness of the heart, inner anger and brings the courage to start again. Good for emotional trauma, it can bring about safety and security by dissolving internal tension. Agate can harmonize the yin and yang.
Agate also aids in centering and stabilizing physical healing. Enhances mental function, improves concentration, perception and analytical abilities, which assists with finding constructive solutions. This is an important decision making stone.
The multiple layers bring hidden information to light, brings to your attention any unseen affliction that may interfere with your well-being. Encourages truthfulness and speaking ones own truth.
Works well with: Clear Quarts – to stimulate memories.