Agate is a common rock formation, consisting of chalcedony and quartz as its primary components, consisting of a wide variety of colors. Agates are primarily formed within volcanic and metamorphic rocks. Decorative uses of agates date back as far as Ancient Greece and are used most commonly as decorations or jewelry. [en.wikipedia.org]
- Harmonizes one's emotional, intellectual, and physical energies.
- Provides the possessor a fortifying and stabilizing influence.
- Brings plentitude and abundance to many facets of life.
- Gives the holder optimism, encouragement, hope, and support.
- Stimulates the mind and attitude while aiding in bringing joy to one's existence.
- Promotes security and self-confidence in all aspects of life.
- It provides one with protection while also positively effecting one's composure and maturity.
- Helps one stay grounded and reduces desires for things we do not necessarily need.
- Beneficial in one's self-analysis and creating a clearer picture of reality.
- Babylonians revered agate as a talisman of healing.
- Ancient Egyptians and Greeks used it for its medicinal benefits.
- Metaphysically balances the universal yin and yang forces.
- Has been used in agricultural undertakings by ancient cultures to ensure maximum yield.
- Has been known to have a positive impact during and after pregnancy.
- Travelers and adventurers have revered it as a protective stone.
- Balances the aura and converts negative energy into positive energy.
- Believed to help with insomnia and promote pleasant dreams.
Historical Figures Who Used Agate
- Theophrastus, Greek philosopher and naturalist who discovered Agate.
- Aurora (Eos), Roman Goddess of the Dawn.
- Commodus, Roman Emperor (Son of Marcus Aurelius).
- Gaia, the Greek Earth Mother Goddess.
- Bona Dea (Fauna), the Greek Goddess of Women and Roman Goddess of Fertility.
- Nyx, Greek Goddess of the Night.
- Chirakhan-Ixmucane, The Mayan Goddess of Creation.
- High Priest of the Israelites.