Guide to Crystal Healing with Gemstones and Crystals
Use As A Totem or Talisman
The Meaning of AGATE
"The Stone of Balance"
There are a ba-zillion Agates! They are found all over the world and each has very specific qualities, so I will list them individually.
This quartz, belonging to the Chalcedony family, comes in a wide range of colors and is often variegated and banded.
Color: green, red, orange, yellow, browns; Clear Quartz with green and brown inclusions. Green: the color of Healing and Hope Brown: the color of stability and grounding in Earth.
Agates foster love, abundance, wealth, good luck, longevity, acceptance, courage, protection, balance, harmony, generosity, strength, security and appreciation of nature. Agates are considered Power Stones. The are very grounding, solid and stable. All Agates have excellent protective and healing energy, and stimulate analytical capabilities and precision. If you have to deal with numbers, Excel spread sheets, charts and accounts, an Agate crystal on your desk will help you be more precise. Also helps awaken (discover) your inherent natural talents. Good stone for those in banking, or who are the treasurer of a club. Bitterness: Particularly helpful to people having a hard time with forgiveness, and in dealing with letting go of bitterness and resentments, especially in relationships. (family or romantic ) .
Stress: Wear Agate when you are feeling overwhelmed, constricted, pressured, closed in or suffocated with current responsibilities. Better yet, enjoy the best of both worlds, and go for that walk with a nugget of Moss Agate in your pocket, as it is said to enhance the appreciation of nature.
Strength:In Ancient times, the forces of the Four Elements were considered the most powerful forces in the Universe to be reckoned with. Moss Agate is an Earth Stone, which the ancients believed were among the most powerful of medicines. They believed Agates had the ability to make warriors both strong and victorious in battle.
Courage: What battles do you face today? The need for Courage and Bravery ..in being true to ourselves and what we believe, was not lost when we put down our swords!! On the contrary, the most courageous among us today are those that have the courage to stay the course and keep totheir own inner truth despite the temptations around us.
Give an Agate pendent or bracelet to your teenager.Sometimes its tough to "Just say No".
This stone is helpful when starting new friendships, especially if you tend to come across as an aggressive or forceful person that doesn't usually make a good first impression.
Moss Agate - Due to its associations with nature, Moss Agate fosters feelings of expansion, freedom, and space, the same feelings you experience when you go for a walk along streams, the beach, or thru the woods. Draws new friends. Relieves exhaustion and heals problems with the neck and back. Blood sugar, anorexia/food issues, lymph nodes. Balances emotions.
Gardening: Because of its association with Nature and the Earth, Moss Agate is particularity useful to gardeners. Wear your Agate necklace, pendant, or bracelet while tending your garden. Ancient traditions say that placing Agates in your garden will make you flowers brighter, and increase the yield in vegetable gardens. Walking thru the village, you would see Agate nuggets tied with strings and hanging from branches over the garden, and larger stones set on the ground. So if you are of the mind to create a rock garden, make sure to add Agates to your list!
Picture Agate: Gaze into for meditation. L/Rt. brain balance. Pineal, pituitary; coordination.
Blue Lace: This stone helps one to reach high spiritual places through patience and peace. Associated with hope, unity, cleansing, harmony, protection, optimism, positive thinking, smooth energy flow, joy, truth, purification and promptness. Makes us more easygoing.
MEXICAN LACE AGATE is said to lift depression.
PINK LACE AGATE increases friendliness and happiness.
WHITE LACE AGATE attunes us to our highest mind and to the Creator.
BOTSWANA AGATE A banded agate promoting protection, fertility, sensuality, sexuality, passion, artistic expression and emotional comfort.
Crazy Lace: Aids with energy lows. Relieves emotional pain. Opens the way for laughter. Strengthens the heart. Clears energy blockages. Brings vitality to major organs.
Flame Agate: Provides clarity during periods of transition. Stimulates awareness. Enhances physical vitality. Treatment of burns and relieving pain.
Emotional: Improves self-esteem
Helpful in the treatment of arthritic conditions. Enhances the mending of breaks and fractures.. Improving physical speed (as in running, racing, marathons, athletic endeavors. Lungs, blood vessels, lymphatic system , digestion, anorexia and food issues, toxins, infections, colds, flu
Suggestions for 12 Step Program Members: - An Eighth Step Stone
New comers: Useful during the process of detoxification as it is a cleansing stone and aids in the elimination of toxins from the body.
8th Step - Supports us in cleansing ourselves of past and present resentments and spite that cause bitterness. Resentments sometimes get in the way of our ability to become willing to make direct amends whenever possible.
Step Nine - Agates stimulate our ability to tap into our inner strength, helping us to build and develop the inner character and courage to proceed to the action of Step Nine. Ala Teen:
Letting Go: Helpful in letting go of resentments and anger toward family members for past mistakes. Cleansing the heart of bitterness and resentments makes room within to begin to appreciate many things in family life.
Independence: Aids in getting back to focusing on yourself, developing inner strength and standing firm in your own truth.