Healing Crystals - Agate
Agate is the birthstone for:
Anniversary: 39th. Chakras: All; naturally coloured agates can be matched to specific chakras. Key words: Protection, strength, harmony.
Traditionally said to bring good luck, agate is also regarded as protective of children. It can help manifest personal courage bringing protection and calmness. Agate encourages strength of emotion, nurturing personal self confidence.
Its healing energy is useful in overcoming feelings of envy and is supportive in circumstances where the fear of failing to match up to others expectations is in danger of becoming dominant.
Mentally, agate crystals are said to enhance creativity, clear thinking and personal insight, reducing stress and anxiety. These crystals can also aid the development of objectivity in examining ones external circumstances. Emotionally and spiritually it is a stone of harmony, balancing masculine (yang) and feminine (yin) energy. A balancing crystal, it is often used in healing to cleans and stabilise living spaces and auras.
Crystal system: Hexagonal-R; 32 (trigonal-trapezohedral); Chemical composition: SiO2; Class: tectosilicate;
Area of Origin: Found across the world, the most commonly available agates originate from South America.
Agate is a form of Chalcedony. A cryptocrystalline quartz it is more translucent than other types of crypto-crystalline quart's such as jasper. Its colour varies according to type.
"Whilst crystals can be helpful in the healing of mental and physical conditions, they should not be seen as or used as a replacement for professional medical advice".
Adrian Edwards runs Mirrorstone Crystals, A family-run online and high street shop in Kings Heath, Birmingham UK.