The Magic of Agate

Written by Shereen Campbell


Posted on March 17 2022

Connect to Inner Stability

Agate is known for it’s gentle ability to gently bring us back into balance.  It’s healing is slow and steady.  Its energy might not be as intense as a clear quartz or selenite but its strength cannot be denied.  Agate comes in many colors including pink, red, brown, white, purple, black, gray and yellow.  Each one has slightly different properties.  Many practices use Agate in meditation to enhance inner healing.

Agate’s name derives from Achetes River in Sicily because it was was first discovered there.. The color of some Agate specimens from certain localities slowly fade upon prolonged exposure to light.


Healing Power And Benefits Of Agate

Some keywords for Agate are inner balance, nourishment, inner sanctuary, composure, and self-confidence. If you are looking to deepen self-reliance and inner balance during your meditations, Agate is the right crystal for the job. It simply radiates with reassuring energy, enhancing faith, hope, and self-confidence in your abilities. 

It’s a wonderful crystal to work with if you have been struggling with low self-esteem, or perhaps you feel like your inner world has been a little rocky or unstable lately. 

Agate enhances inner nourishment, helping you establish emotional and spiritual balance, ultimately creating a beautiful, safe, inner sanctuary for yourself. Finally, if you have been second-guessing yourself a lot, and you feel thrown off by your own emotions, wearing a bit of Agate can help you gain clarity and inner stability.

Origin of Agate:

Agate is a fairly common crystal and is available all around the world.  Most commonly, Agate is produced in abundance in the United States or more specifically: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. 

Are There Different Types of Agate?

Yes!  There are hundreds of types of Agate. It’s one of the most versatile crystals in the crystal world. Each type of Agate still holds that reassuring energy signature, but each one of them is still different energetically. Depending on what you need to work on, a different type of Agate can be more suitable for your needs. Out of the hundreds of types of Agate, we prefer to work with: Blue Lace Agate for inner serenity, Crazy Lace Agate for enhancing happiness and joy as well as Green Moss Agate for inner healing and abundance.

How To Tell If Your Agate Is Real?

A couple of quick tips to check if your Agate is real are:

  • The color will not be consistent all around, it should vary.
  • Look for imperfections, natural stones have imperfections even if they are cut.

Agate Mohs Hardness:

The Mohs Hardness for Agate is 6.5 - 7.0 making it a durable stone.

How To Cleanse Your Agate:

Agate can be cleansed in a variety of ways.  Smudging with sage, lavender, or palo santo is a great way to cleanse your amethyst.  Using a tuning fork will also do the trick.  A tap or two will knock off any yucky energy.  Finally, leaving your Agate under a Full Moon on your windowsill will cleanse it fully and thoroughly.  No matter what way you chose to cleanse your agate,  just be sure to set an intention that your crystal is cleansed with all that does not belong to you.

Chakras Agate Connects Best With:

Agate is a well-versed crystal when it comes to working and balancing the chakras. Each type of Agate is perfect for connecting, stimulating, and healing a specific chakra. You can use Agate to stimulate better life energy flow through all of your chakras, but for a deeper connection with each one of them, you have to use the right type of Agate. 

Blue Lace Agate is perfect for connecting and healing your Throat Chakra, Green Moss Agate is an amazing crystal to connect and heal your Heart Chakra, and Crazy Lace Agate is great for connecting and healing your Third Eye Chakra.

Birthstone Month for Agate:

Agate is the birthstone for people born in the month's May or June. 

Zodiac Sign for Agate:

The sign of Gemini is connected with Agate, so if you were born in late May or early June this is one of the best stones for you to use to get in tune with your sun sign.

Planet Connected with Agate:

If you are wishing to connect with Mercury, Agate is highly connected to this planet.  Mercury rules our communication and the way we think and understand issues.

Element Agate Connects With:

Agate is connected to the element of Wood. Wood is believed to be the element of transformation, personal growth, self-nourishment, and making yourself healthy again.

Affirmations Associated With Agate:

Some key affirmations to use with Agate are:

  • I am completely balanced.
  • I am constantly growing and becoming my best self.
  • I am awakening and creating my own damn magic.
  • I trust my inner knowing I am grounded and balanced.
  • I am in harmony with myself.
  • I am in touch with my inner self.
  • I am the embodiment of calmness.
  • I have the utmost confidence in myself.



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