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Agate is an excellent stone for rebalancing and harmonizing body, mind and spirit. It cleanses and stabilises the aura, eliminating and transforming negativity. It soothes and calms, healing inner anger or tension.

How to identify

Agate comes in various colours and often with ring markings, similiar to those found in tree trunks. There are many variations of Agates which depends on their colour, pattern and physical features.

Healing Properties

Agate provides balance for one's yin-yang energies. It stabilises the aura, providing for a cleansing effect by smoothing out dysfunctional energies, and eliminating negative energies.

Agate can be used to stimulate analytical capabilities and precision, boosting one's perception to situations.

Chakras & Placements

The relevant chakras and the effects depends on the variety of Agate.

  • Angel Wing Agate: Used at the Crown Chakra to encourage the movement of the Kundalini, and also opens and clears the major chakras

  • Blue Lace Agate: Most useful at the locations of the Throat, Heart, Third-eye, and Crown Chakra, which helps one to enter into high-frequency state of awareness.

  • Botswana Agate: Stimulates the Crown Chakra

  • Dendritic Agate: Opens and activates chakras, and further maintains the opening to accept and integrate the energy of higher consciousness

  • Ellensburg Blue Agate: Opens and activts the Throat Chakra, assisting in communication and speech

  • Graveyard Plume Agate (Fire Agate): Stimulates the Crown Chakra, and strengthens and initiates the movement of the Kundalini.

  • Holly Blue Agate: Activates and stimulates the Throat and Crown Chakra, allowing one to verbalise the inner state of meditation with clarity and understanding.

  • Montana Agate: Clears and energises all chakras

  • Orbicular Agate: Provides a force which balances energy fieldls and chakras

  • Rose-Eye Agate: Stimulates the Third-Eye Chakra, inducing visions and enhancing clairvoyance

  • Woodward Ranch Plume Agate: Stimulates the Base Chakra and concurrently provides for grounding.


How to idenfity agate variants:

  • Angel Wing Agate: Exhibits hollow/solid tubs within the structure. In the case of solid tubes, the is usually a hollow space surrounding the tubes.

  • Blue Lace Agate: Displays a blue and white pattern

  • Botryoidal Black Agate: Displays a nodular configuration. When polished, there will be tubular/orbicular configurations and plumes.

  • Botswana Agate: Generally found in the form of nodules, it is a purplish-grey fortification agate with white patterns of circles or ovoids.

  • Brasilian Agate: Translucent to transparent fortification agate exhibiting patterns of ovoids or circles in a variety of colours. (While naturally forming, the Brasilian Agate can be dyed too.)

  • Dendritic Agate: Transparent to translucent form containing branching forms (dendrites), often made up of manganese minerals.

  • Dry-Head Agate: A fortification agate which displays shades of brown, white, and orange

  • Fire Agate: Has inclusions which is formed by very thin layers of iridescent limonite.

  • Mexican Flame Agate/Carey Plume Agate (Fire Agate): Their flames contains red japser intrusions

  • Graveyard Plume Agate (Flame Agate): The flames are white instead of red.

  • Holly Blue Agate: A violet-blue agate that looks similar to the Ellensburg Blue Agate, except the blue contains a tinge of violet.

  • Iris Agate: Translucent to transparent fortification agate with fine close bands and produces a pattern of diffraction which emits an iridescence.

  • Laguna Agate: Type of banded agate with irregular circular-square patterns.

  • Lake Superior Agate: Banded agate found in the area around Lake Superior

  • Mexican Lace Agate: Contains red and white lace configurations or paisley patterns. Sometimes contains the colours of grey and yellow.

  • Montana Agate: Translucent to transparent agate which contains inclusions. These inclusions often resembles the shapes of ferns or dendrites, but can come in a variety of patterns.

  • Moss Agate: Translucent to transparent agate containing inclusions of minerals that resembles moss/foliage. Common colours are red, green, yellow, brown, and brown-black.

  • Ocean Spray Agate: Translucent to transparent lustrous agate. Its colour ranges through the spectrum of green.

  • Orbicular Agate: A fortification agate with ring-like patterns.

  • Plasma Agate: It is translucent to transparent with shades of green and red, with a veinular structure in beige/yellow/brown.

  • Polka-Dot Agate: An agate with polka dot patterns in various colours and sizes.

  • Purple Sage Agate: It resembles the Holly Blue agate, except it has a purplish-blue colour.

  • Regency Rose Agate: Translucent to transparent silicated agate with a rose colour.

  • Rose-Eye Agate: A translucent to transparent white to yellow agate, containing a rose-coloured "eye" in the center.

  • Snakeskin Agate: Resembles the skin of a snake.

  • Stinking Water Plume Agate: Lustrous blue to yellow agate with plumes.

  • Turritella Agate: Contains sea creatures/fossil snail patterns within the stone.

  • Woodward Ranch Plume Agate: Found in the form of nodules, the plumes within the nodules are generally red or black.

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