Updated: Jan 11
Agate occurs in many varieties, each with its unique meaning, and the mystical appeal of Agate stones is mainly because they are very stable crystals. They are all grounding stones and have a powerful connection to the energies of Mother Earth.Agate stones were formed by the laying down of microscopic quartz fragments in bands, hence the variety in their appearance and colors.
Agate has the power to harmonize Yin and Yang energies, to balance the opposing forces which hold all matter in place. It also brings great strength to the wearer or bearer, although one must accept that this stone works slowly over time.
Feng Shui setup
Agate makes for an amazing addition to your Feng Shui setup. Rich in healing properties, awash with a brilliant sense of balance, and blending a sense of strength with the sweet flow of water, you can instantly feel the mood lift when you place Agate in the home. Blue Agate is particularly useful for those who want to soothe a space, Brown Agate brings comfort in tricky times, and Fire Agate is an amazing talisman for the office or bedroom or in a place where you need a burst of creative thinking and lava-like flow of energy.
Agates have a huge influence on clearing your chakras, and which chakra is affected will often depend on the Agate variety you choose.
Emotionally, Agate is a glorious gift for upping your self-confidence. For those who struggle with decision-making or who tend to sit on the fence, Agate can encourage you to tap into your own deep well of intuition, to connect with your sense of knowledge, and to look inwards for the answers rather than to external forces. Agate stones are often crystals of strength and courage, they enhance our mental functions, they keep us sharp of mind and clear of heart, and they invite us to turn up the dial on our analytical abilities when it comes to sifting through problems. Unlike some of the dreamier and elevated crystals, Agate is more about giving you a great base in reality and ensuring that you stay balanced in your thinking. These traits can be enormously helpful, especially when it comes to giving you a sense of grounding so that you always feel safe and secure in your own being. For those who want to root in when it comes to their own soul and who are ready to let go of the trauma and embrace their own brave truth, Agate gives you all that you need.
Earthly energy is waiting with the gentle nature of Brown Agate. Known as a stone that anchors the heart and soul, the Brown Agate brings comfort and weight where it is needed, ensuring that you feel safe and stable no matter how strong the emotional winds are blowing.
History of Agate
Its history goes back to the Neolithic Era, which was as far back as 10,000 BC. In Ancient Babylon, the stone was a talisman against evil energy. Babylonians placed it around their homes to ward off any darkness and grant protection over their domain. In Ancient Egypt, they thought that it provided specific protection against natural disasters. The Ancient Chinese believed it blocked evil spirits.
How to use?
Agate is an excellent stone for rebalancing and harmonising body, mind and spirit. It cleanses and stabilises the aura, eliminating and transforming negativity. Agate enhances mental function, improving concentration, perception and analytical abilities. It soothes and calms, healing inner anger or tension and creates a sense of security and safety.
Agate heals the eyes, stomach and uterus; cleanses the lymphatic system and the pancreas; strengthens blood vessels and heals skin disorders.
Zodiac -Gemini, Virgo
Planet - Moon
Element - Earth
Numerical Vibration - Number 7
Typical colours - Clear or milky white, white to grey, light blue, orange to red, black
※You should never use a crystal to replace the advice and treatment of a qualified healthcare professional.