Agate - an ornamental stone consisting of a hard variety of chalcedony, typically banded in appearance.
Chalcedony - a microcrystalline type of quartz occurring in several different forms, including onyx, agate, and jasper.
Microcrystalline - (of a material) formed of microscopic crystals.
Red white agate is a crystal which is uniquely aligned with the sacral chakra.
Agate is the name of several varieties of banded chalcedony, which, as noted above, is a member of the quartz group of minerals. Agates have trigonal crystal structure and a hardness of 7. The hardness measure of crystals is based upon a relative scale called the "Mohs" scale and varies in value from 1 softest (Talc) to 10 hardest (Diamond). Notice how I just jumped straight over the “trigonal crystal structure” explanation. Yep, gonna stay that way. Moving on…. A hardness of 7 makes agates safe to use in crystal-infused water. We will get into crystal-infused water in a future blog post.
The name agate comes from the river Achetes in Sicily, where agates were found in ancient times. Agates have been discovered with the artifacts of Neolithic people and were used by Egyptians before 3000 B.C. The stones were used in jewelry in ancient India as well. Agates in general are a common stone which can be found in the US, India, Morocco, Czech Republic, Brazil, and Africa.
Agates are very stable crystals which makes them great to use as grounding stones, especially those that are red. Metaphysically, agates in general are known as stones of lower intensity and slower vibrational frequencies. This quality is regarded as stabilizing and strengthening which can help one build a lasting connection with the energy pattern. They bring about emotional, physical, and intellectual balance.
Agates can help with acceptance of one’s self, building self-confidence. It aids in self-analysis and the perception of hidden circumstances, bringing your attention of any dis-ease that may be interfering with your well-being. Emotionally, agates can aid in overcoming negativity and bitterness, healing inner anger and fostering the courage to start again. It is quite useful for any kind of emotional creating a sense of safety and security by dissolving internal tension. The Crystal Bible, Hall and The Book of Stones, Simmons and Ashian.
During a Crystal Therapy session, I use this red white agate to help balance your sacral chakra. It is in the sacral chakra that we design the life we want. The creative nature of the sacral chakra allows us to discover what we enjoy. This enjoyment can be found in hobbies, creating of any kind— music, art, writing, —or in loving and exciting relationships. The sacral chakra is centered on personal identity or personal play in the world outside one’s self and how it responds to the seductive forces of the physical world. An unbalanced sacral chakra can lead to addictions of many kinds.
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