Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemistry: Silicon Dioxide
Source: Africa; Brazil; Czech Republic; India; Morocco; USA
Chakra: Varies by type
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Beneficial for: Analytical Abilities; Aura Stabilization; Blood Vessels; Concentration; Digestive Process; Emotional Disease; Emotional Trauma; Eyes; Gastritis; Lymphatic Negative Energy Transformation; Pancreas; Perception; Skin Disorders; System; Self-Confidence; Stomach, Uterus
Agate is found in a plethora of colors ranging in shades from pink, purple, brow, black, red, white, gray and yellow. The color variation is dependent on the impurities within the groundwater composition. Most Agates we see today were formed as nodules in volcanoes. Agates form in a natural process whereby silica deposits itself on top of igneous rock. The trademark bands result and the layers build up upon each other over millions of years. Agate can also be found in the veins and cracks in volcanic rock, known as Obsidian. Agates are considered types of Chalcedony. Agate is in the Quartz family, noted by its trigonal crystal formation. The common ingredients making up agate explain it is prevalent around most parts of the world, including Today Agates are found, specifically USA, India, Morocco, Czech Republic Brazil and Africa.
Historically, Agates were discovered in Sicily by Ancient Greek Philosopher Theophrastus, along the River Achates. This ancient stone has been popular for many reasons, including its signature stripes and translucent sheen.In Ancient Cultures, Agates were used as truth amulets, good luck charms to ensure crop harvests and sometimes to ward against snakebites. Agate is known to as a grounding stone as well as cleansing. Agate balances, stabilizing the yin and yang of the soul’s energy. Agates works slowly but powerfully, bringing secrets into the light. Agate is known to stabilize spiritual growth. Agates work closely with the various chakras of the human body. Blue-Laced Agate connects your throat chakra, while fire agate resonates with your base chakra. Their properties change depending on how they were formed.