THE STONE OF STRENGTH AND PROTECTION
AGATE can be found in many forms and many colours, it can be banded, druzy, it can have a creamy texture to it. It is a banded variety of the mineral chalcedony and its distinct layers are often best shown off once cut of polished. It is often carved into a variety of shapes, my favourite crystal skull is made from agate with the druzy crystal being used very effectively to give a haunting look to the piece. Agate, with its mixture of bands can be both opaque and translucent.
AGATE is an excellent stone for harmonising the mind, body and spirit. It is a stone to keep close whenever you feel vulnerable or in need of a security blanket. Agate is the stone for when we are walking through life's shadows. It is a magic maker that tells us to step bravely out of the shadows and embrace life's dark situations. Agate will give you the courage, protection and strength you need to combat these times. It will teach you resilience and that life's dark situations are also a time of growth. It is a stone that helps support and protect those of us who want to work as lightworkers.
AGATE works by rebalancing our chakras and bringing clarity to the mind by enhancing our mental function, improving concentration, guiding perception and our analytical abilities. It soothes and calms, dissolves and healing inner anger or tension. It gives us a sense of security.
AGATE is not a stone I have ever thought I was drawn to but as I look around my home and workspace, I see I have acquired many pieces, large, small and attractive. Many have lived with me for years. As I write about Agate, this stone, that doesn't excite me as much as some, I realise this crystal is the comfy slippers of my life, rather than the towering heels my head it drawn too.
AGATE can be dyed into blue, purple, red, pink, yellow, even the browns can be enhanced.
AGATE is found worldwide.