Originally found in the Achetes River in Sicily, agate historically was used in protection amulets, healing jewelry, and for promoting harmony. Agate has been called the Rainbow Stone or the Earth Rainbow because it can be found in every single natural color on earth. Under a microscope, the crystalline structure of agate appears delicate and fragile, however it is one of the strongest hardest minerals on earth.
Agate comes in many colors and variations, each with their own specialties. As a whole, this stone group is known to be calming & relaxing to the body. It is said to be a great balanced and is popular for use in relieving stress & toning down anxious energy. Carry Agate on your travels as it can be a powerful protection stone.
Care and Cleaning
Cleanse in a steam bath 2-3 times per week and charge in the sunlight for 15 minutes.
(General associations, will vary by type)
Astrological Sign: Gemini
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Star Anise, Yarrow, Vervain
Element & Planet: Earth, Moon, Mercury
Chakra: Throat, Crown, Base
History, Ritual, and Lore
In ancient times Agate was revered as an Amulet or Talisman. In the 1800's wearers of an Eye Agate were believed to be protected from the Evil Eye by taking on the watchfulness of their guardians. it is said magicians could use Agate to divert a storm. Pliny the Elder believed this stone made a person agreeable and gave them the favor of god.