Agate Healing Properties and Metaphysical Meanings
Agates are one of the most instantly recognizable crystals due to the beautiful banding exhibited in their structure. They are a banded Chalcedony mineral that comes in numerous colors and types, not all of them, however, are true Agates. A true Agate displays banding, Moss Agate and Dendritic Agate do not have this internal composition. Despite that, they are all considered Agates for the purposes of healing crystal classification. Agate have been revered since Neolithic times. Over the years these stone have been in items ranging from jewelry to coasters. They make an excellent choice to simply display on a stand as well.
Great Beginner Crystals, Agate Healing and Metaphysical Properties Vary by Type
Each type of Agate: Blue Lace, Moss, Dendritic, Ellensburg, Holly and Fire, all have varying attributes and effect different Chakras. In general, all Agates project a lower energy and therefore a lower vibration which can be useful for those just beginning to use crystals. This lower energy is great because it can be difficult to connect with the energy if it is well above your own frequency, case in point communicating with spirits is inherently difficult because they are many levels above our frequency. Imagine someone reaching out to you over a cliff, they stretch their arms out trying to lengthen them as much as possible. Unfortunately, you are only a child are simply too short, no matter how hard you reach. As you grow, so does your reach making it easier for them to grasp you. The same is true of internal expansion, when we are immature and inexperienced spirit has a difficult time connecting with us. Neither can stretch quite far enough, but as we continue to expand our awareness in time we raise to a level where we can finally communicate. Lower frequency stones are the early nourishment we need to begin our journey. They can also create a more durable and long-lasting foundation to build upon. This can be particularly useful to those struggling with issues that drag down our frequency, for example, anger management, alcoholism, drug addiction, or negativity. Carrying a small polished agate can be a gentle reminder to stay the course and continue to progress. Choosing to live a life of love and kindness as well as working with Agate will prove beneficial.