Agate is characterized above all by its great variety – the range extends from the eye agate and band agate to the moss, fire or star agate.
The Characteristic Of Agate
Variety Of The Agate Stone
The agate comes in a variety of colors and patterns and belongs to the group of Calcedony, a microcrystalline form of quartz. Agate belongs to the mineral class of oxides, its colorful banding is caused by the varying content of various substances dissolved in water. The individual layers are formed by different quartz variants and foreign deposits such as manganese, chromium or iron.
Where Does The Agate Occur?
The areas of the Agate are in Germany, Russia, South Africa, India, Australia and the USA.
The Colors Of The Agate
History Of The Agate
The Agate owes its name to the river Achates in Sicily. Due to the many imaginative shapes and colors, agate has been one of the most sought-after jewelry and gemstones since ancient times. The ancient Greeks and the Romans devoted themselves intensively to the art of Agate cutting.
This was always further developed and even reached as far as Germany in the small grinder town of Idar, Oberstein, and it is already recognized the importance of Agate in the Middle Ages and described, among other things, its positive healing effect on snake bites and spider bites.
Effect Of The Agate
As a healing stone, the Agate strengthens the inner balance and stability – this is mainly due to its ability to hold negative energies or even to transform bad vibrations into positive ones. Agate enhances our self-love and helps us simply accept ourselves as we really are.
In combination with the rock crystal, it can also increase our memory and ensure that we can finally dissolve old patterns of anger or negativity and leave behind – in this way, emotional trauma can be better recognized and worked up, the agate radiates peace and quiet Security.
On the physical level, agate acts digestive and may aid in stomach disorders, such as stomach cramps or gastritis, also known as gastritis. In addition, the Agate has a positive effect on the lymphatic system and is an excellent healing stone for skin problems.
The Agate works best on the root chakra. On the astrological level, he is assigned the star sign Pisces, Scorpio, Taurus, and Capricorn.
Agate works best with its psychic effect when placed directly on the chest at the level of the heart. The effect on the body is particularly good if you take agate water in small sips.
The Agate should be discharged at least once a month under running water and charged in the sun or overnight with a rock crystal. Agate chains should be unloaded at least once a month overnight with hematite tumbled stones.