Learn the basics about Agate and its properties, the chakras and astrological signs it is connected to and the possible benefits you may experience by owning this beautiful crystal.
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Agate is a very popular crystal. You can often find it cut into slices to show off its stunning interior which is sometimes dyed to show off its rings, especially the very bright colors. However, Agate can be found in many colors naturally, as well as in many different forms.
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What Is Agate?
Agate is a translucent crystal made from chalcedony and microscopic crystals of quartz that create bands or rings as it forms. It can be found in shades of white, gray, blue, green, pink, red and orange. Sometimes it is also found with druzy crystals. Its hardness is 7.
There are different types of Agate. Some of the more common types of Agate are Blue Lace Agate, Moss Agate and Fire Agate, though there are many, many more. Each of these different types has their own unique characteristics and uses.
Agate is very common and can be found in the United States, Brazil, Africa, India, Morocco, China, Australia, Mexico, Uruguay and the Czech Republic.
Like Red Aventurine, Agate is associated with the heart and root chakras.
Its connection to the heart chakra will help you with self love and confidence.
The connection to the root chakra will help you feel more calm and centered.
Agate is linked to the astrological signs of Aries, Libra and Gemini. Agate is actually the birthstone for Geminis.
Agate has countless benefits. Some of the major benefits you may experience from this crystal are:
- Balance yin and yang (or positive and negative)
- Builds self confidence
- Improves focus and concentration
- Raises consciousness
- Overcomes bitterness
- Promotes calmness
How To Care For Agate
Recharge and purify Agate by immersing it in clear water for 60 seconds. You can also remove any negative energy by smoke cleansing your crystals or recharge them with sunlight, moonlight or other crystals like Selenite.
Where To Buy Agate
Crystals should only be purchased from reliable sellers who source their products consciously. There are many fake crystals on the market and unethical practices in sourcing these stones.