Agates are found to be of many varieties throughout the world, they are part of the quartz family, the origin of the word agate comes from the river Achates in Sicily where this stone was widely exploited for ornamental purposes.
These are the most commonly used agates in lithotherapy:
This stone is often pink and gray with alternating bands of color, it helps to reduce fatigue, it has beneficial effects on the lungs and skin. It is reputed to help smokers to stop smoking by reducing the feeling of lack and by purifying the respiratory tract. This stone also helps to keep the morale and promotes the regeneration of brain tissue.
Moss agate or dentritic
This slightly translucent green and white stone brings us back to a harmony with nature and its people. In this sense it could help us to be in harmony with our soul, to return to our essential needs to be in harmony with our deepest nature. Moss agate increases our harmony with nature, the taste of beauty becomes more natural. If we are sensitive enough it will sometimes be possible to catch a glimpse of the spirits of nature by wearing this stone. We can use it to regain a taste for life in case of depressions. On a physical level this stone is effective against diabetes.
Agate tree or agate leaf
This agate is green and white completely opaque, it is very close to foam agate in appearance and energy.
The blue agate is called chalcedony or bluelace agate, it is light blue with alternating bands of different shades. It is not to be confused with blue-tinted agates. Natural blue agate promotes gentle communication and non-judgmental communication, it helps to recover from throat hoarseness.
Beware green or black or purple agates are often tinted. The white agate will have an action on the opening of the mind, the bluish grey agate will favour the hearing.
Cyclops eye agate is a black agate with white stripes which is polished or cut to bring out an eye shape.
Fossil Agate or Duritelle Agate
During the formation of this rock, fossils were trapped. This black agate with inclusion of white fossils is used in lithotherapy to promote material stability, especially in terms of resources. It can be carried on one’s person or put in a wallet in order not to run out of money.
Purification and recharging :
At the end of a moment the stone gave all the energy it could, one can purify it energetically by plunging it several hours in demineralized water possibly slightly salted. Its energy can be amplified by charging it in the sun for several hours or by depositing it on a quartz heap.
The price of most agate is low, it depends on the rarity, a chalcedony will be more expensive than a white agate.
Signs of the zodiac
This stone is suitable for all signs depending on the type of agate.
The action is done on any type of chakra depending on the type of agate.
In what form
In shops it can be found worked in the form of jewelry, beads, such as agate bracelets, necklaces or pendants. Minerals in lithotherapy are also often worn in pockets in the form of rolled (polished) stones. Raw agates are rather placed on furniture because if they are worn in a pocket their irregular edges would damage clothing.
Attention unfortunately many coloured agates are dyed (generally in blue or purple slice), they are then decorative stones.
Lithotherapy is part of alternative energy therapies, it does not replace so-called modern medicine. The indications and properties given are drawn from feedback from users, cultures, and reference books in the field. For any medical problem, please consult your doctor.
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