Agate Crystals Meanings and Properties

Agate Crystals Meanings and Properties

Agate Crystals Meanings and Properties

Moss Agate is balancing, calming, stabilising and detoxifying. It acts as a powerful healing, anti-inflammatory and pain relieving stone, and can also be effective in the treatment of burns. Moss agate is most potent when placed directly in contact with the skin on or near the area in need of healing or pain relief. It also makes a useful elixir, which is especially beneficial for skin complaints and burns.

Mineral Information

Origin: Worldwide

Mineral Species: Quartz

Mineral Group: Oxides

Chemical Formula: SiO2

Hardness: 7

Crystal System: Trigonal

Colour: Various

Typical Appearance: Agates are concentrically banded, shell-like chalcedony. Bands can be multi-coloured, or of the same colour. Most brightly coloured agates are dyed.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Gemini (general)

Chakra Alignment: Depends on colour

Element: (Depends on variety)

Origin of Name & Mythology: In antiquity, in many cultures it was considered a stone of protection. The name is derived from its occurrence at the Achates River in southwestern Sicily.

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