*Agate *Amethyst *Amazonite *Aventurine
AGATE: Agate is the name given to numerous varieties of banded Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. Its name comes from the Achetes River in Sicily, where Agates were first found. Usually banded in layers, or stripes, some varieties have "eye" markings, or specks of color, some have fossilized inclusions, and others are solid. Agate is an excellent stone for re-balancing and harmonizing body, mind and spirit. It cleanses and stabilizes the aura, eliminating and transforming negativity.
Agate enhances mental function, improving concentration, perception and analytical abilities. It soothes and calms, healing inner anger or tension and creates a sense of security and safety. Agate is a stone of strength. It was used by the Ancients on the breastplates of armor to give warriors strength and make them victorious in battle. Energetically, it is considered to give strength in both battle and physically.
Agate enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect, making it a beneficial stone for both students and artists. It is also known as a good luck stone. As a stone of harmony, one of the things agate does is balance yin/yang energy. Agate increases energy. However, because it is a grounding stone, it does not increase energy at all times, but rather enables bursts of energy as needed. In this way, agate is a conservation stone, and enhances longevity. Agate is a very protective stone. It is especially protective for children, and makes an excellent stone for children's amulets, medicine bags, jewelry, or just to carry around in a pocket. Agates are said to be especially useful for protecting children from falling.
Emotionally, agate gives courage, emotional strength, self-confidence, and dispels fears. It can also lessen feelings of envy by grounding the emotions. In the same way, it assists with acceptance of all things. It can be very beneficial for self-examination as well as examination of the circumstances one finds oneself in. These qualities make agate superior for easing anxiety and stress. Plume agates are especially helpful for anxiety and stress relief. Particularly when placed on the Solar Plexus (3rd) Chakra it can help one to accept one's emotions, thereby helping overcome those emotions that one wants to remove. Because of the harmonizing qualities of agate, and its emotional energies of removing and releasing resentments and bitterness, it is also considered by many to be an excellent stone for helping to heal and improve relationships.
Agate can cleanse and stabilize the aura by removing and/or transforming negative energy. As far as relationships go, agate is a stone of marital and romantic fidelity. Agate can strengthen the body and the body's connection to the earth. It also increases energy. Agate enhances healing of all kinds by bringing the elements of the healer into harmony. Physically, agate is particularly helpful with tooth and gum issues, stomach problems, physical endurance, insomnia. Agate heals the eyes, stomach and uterus; cleanses the lymphatic system and the pancreas; strengthens blood vessels and heals skin disorders.
Though any type of agate may be worn for the above uses, these particular stones have traditional energies. A detailed description of two of the most known and popularly used Moss Agate and Blue Lace Agate:
BLUE LACE AGATE: Blue lace agate is a gentle, calming stone that engenders tranquility and grace. Blue lace agate brings with this calm and tranquility a lessening of anger, even deep anger issues, and a calming of nervousness. It is even considered a happiness stone from these harmonious energies it carries, as well as one of hope.
Spiritually, blue lace agate assists in flight, grace, reaching higher Spiritual planes, communicating with angels and activates the throat chakra. It can help bring stronger intuition and inner knowing through this contact with higher Spiritual planes and angels. Inspiration is another hallmark of blue lace agate and that can assist in inner attunement, and has been said to be useful for performing miracles. As a throat chakra stone with a gentle blue coloring and energy, blue lace agate is considered a stone of communication. It can ease the harsh edge off communication in difficult times, enhance public speaking, and smooth discussions. It also brings tactfulness to speech and written communications.
As with all agates, blue lace agate is a protective stone. Its protective energies are more gentle and subtle than some stones, but it is effective nonetheless. It can be particularly effective when calling upon angels for protection. Its calming and soothing energy that can be protective in its own right, as well. Additionally, blue lace agate is a particular protector for children. In the crystal healing realm, blue lace agate is used as an aid with arthritis, joints, bones, headaches, especially tension headaches, colic, digestive issues, appropriate growth,immune system issues, throat, skin issues especially eczema, stuttering, nervous speech habits and patterns..
Wearing Blue Lace Agate may benefit you, as the vibration of this blue stone may aid you to speak out, without fear of judgment. It will assist you to speak freely and release any feelings associated with the opinions of others. Emotionally it aids you to express your feelings, so it encourages you to let go of old emotions, especially related to childhood trauma. It will assist you to heal... emotionally, mentally and spiritually... as well as healing the physical body. It's energy will benefit the glandular system... particularity the thyroid and parathyroid glands. It is said to heal arthritis and assist the healing of disorders within the skeletal system... especially within the bones of the neck and throat area.
IN SUMMARY: In addition to the generic healing properties of Agate and Chalcedony, the Blue Lace Agate variety is a very cooling and calming stone, endowing us with a sense of peace and tranquility. A powerful throat healer, it assists with verbal expression of thoughts and feelings. Blue Lace Agate is a great nurturing and supportive stone, neutralizing anger, infection, inflammation and fever. Blue Lace Agate helps to strengthen and accelerate the repair of bones, thyroid deficiencies, throat and lymph infections. It soothes red, sore eyes and any skin problems associated with redness and irritation.
MOSS AGATE: In addition to the generic healing properties of Agate and Chalcedony, Moss Agate is a stone of new beginnings. Moss Agate has a very positive energy, it is said to increase hope and optimism and to improve self-esteem and self-confidence. Moss Agate is said to attract abundance and to bring prosperity into your life. It is believed to be a stone of new beginnings helping to release you from deep-seated fears and blockages that might be holding you back. Refreshes the soul and enables you to see beauty in all you behold.
Moss Agate reduces sensitivity to weather and environmental pollutants. It attracts abundance in wealth and improves self-esteem. Develops strength and the ability to get along with others. Inspires new ideals after periods of stagnation. Moss Agate promotes self-expression and communication. Balances the emotions, releasing fear and stress. Encourages trust and hope. It eliminates depression caused by brain imbalances.
Moss agates are considered the most powerful of the agates. It was the agate of warriors. Moss agate is the most powerful of the agates that helps balance emotional energy. It helps the user to let go of anger and bitterness, so the emotions are balanced. When used in jewelry the moss agate is believed to bring the wearer health, friends and riches.
Moss agate enhances concentration, persistence, endurance and success in one's endeavors. It is an abundance stone. Moss Agate is also a stone of wealth, attracting abundance in all forms. In the workplace, it draws new business and gradual expansion, increasing prosperity over time. It is good for small businesses and the self-employed, and a fortifying crystal for financial institutions.
As a stone of abundance, Moss Agate is known for its benefits in agricultural pursuits and has been successful in promoting the growth of new crops. Planted in a pot or flower bed, it increases the overall health of plants. Moss Agate is associated with nature, agriculture, and new beginnings. Moss Agate is associated with nature spirits, bringing Earth energy into its healing. Put Moss Agate around plants to foster better growth!
PHYSICALLY: Moss Agate speeds up recovery from illness. It is anti-inflammatory, cleanses the circulatory and elimination systems, and boosts the immune system. It assists midwives by lessening pain and ensuring a good delivery. Moss Agate prevents hypoglycemia and dehydration, treats infections, colds and flu, and lowers fevers. Treats fungal and skin infections.
Moss Agate is extremely beneficial as a body strengthener in times of stress. Its steady energies aid those who feel unstable or ungrounded. It is an excellent stone for convalescing after illness, or in recovery from addictions. It enhances mental concentration, persistence and endurance, making it useful as an aid in physical exercise programs, therapies, or body building. Moss Agate is anti-inflammatory and helps treat infections and swelling, colds and flu, and lowers fever. It is useful for long-term illness and recovery, boosting the immune system, and is thought to prevent hypoglycemia and dehydration. As an elixir applied to the skin, Moss Agate treats fungal and skin infections and irritations.
EMOTIONALLY: Moss Agate brings peace and stability to the emotional body. It is especially helpful to those who experience extreme mood swings and those addicted to emotional drama in their lives. It soothes volatile tempers and promotes patience, wholeness, and inner calm.
Moss Agate releases deep-seated fear and stresses, expanding one's personal space and growth. It stimulates a good self image and strengthens positive personality traits, including the ability to get along with others. An optimistic stone, Moss Agate is helpful for those suffering from difficult life circumstances, depression or brain imbalances to find hope and trust, and to keep trying. Agate stabilizes the aura, eliminating and transforming negative energies. Its cleansing effect is powerful at all levels.
IN CONCLUSION: Moss Agate is considered a “birthing” crystal that can assist midwives in their work. Moss Agate helps to release old habits and promote forgiveness. It also attracts wealth and abundance, improves self-esteem, and helps to calm and release fears. Moss Agate also comforts and soothes emotional wounds. Use Moss Agate to balance the Heart Chakra when releasing stress. Moss Agate helps with depression, especially when caused by brain imbalances. Moss Agate cleanses and detoxes the circulation and elimination systems of the body.
AMETHYST: Amethyst is a natural tranquilizer for cooling down the mind and emotions and alleviating a multitude of physical, mental and emotional imbalances. Overall it is a healer beyond measure!
Amethyst is a violet to dark purple stone, which helps develop your psychic abilities. Amethyst is powerful, protective, with a high spiritual vibration and guards against psychic attack. It is a natural tranquilizer and enhances higher states of consciousness. It dispels anger, fear, and anxiety and alleviates sadness and grief. It opens intuition and enhances psychic gifts and helps those seeking spiritual wisdom. It promotes love of the divine. It relieves psychological pain and stress, eases headaches and relieves tension.
It helps connect the physical, mental, and emotional bodies, linking them to the spiritual. If you are looking for more spiritual awareness, protection, and connection, amethyst is the stone for you. This is the stone of higher consciousness.
A variety of Quartz, it is known as one of the master healers and would be a good choice for anyone with asthma, addictions, headaches, hearing problems, phobias, miscarriage, and menopause or pre-menstrual tension. It promotes restful sleep and is also a good choice for stress and anxiety. An excellent crystal for those suffering from grief. Amethyst ranges in color from pale lilac to deep purple. Amethyst is powerful, protective, with a high spiritual vibration and guards against psychic attack. I use Amethyst every day. It is one of the Essential Eleven stones for any healing collection. It is a natural tranquilizer for cooling down the mind and emotions and alleviating a multitude of physical, mental and emotional imbalances. It is a natural tranquilizer and enhances higher states of consciousness. It dispels anger, fear, and anxiety and alleviates sadness and grief. It opens intuition and enhances psychic gifts and helps those seeking spiritual wisdom. It promotes love of the divine. It relieves psychological pain and stress, eases headaches and relieves tension. It helps connect the physical, mental, and emotional bodies, linking them to the spiritual. If you are looking for more spiritual awareness, protection, and connection, amethyst is the stone for you.
This is the stone of higher consciousness. Amethyst was used in ancient times to recover from both physical addictions as well as addictive relationships, and became know as the “stone of sobriety”. A natural stress reliever, Amethyst can encourage inner strength. The strong healing energy of Amethyst can transmute lower vibrations to higher frequencies, transforming negative energy to love energy. Overall it is a healer beyond measure for practically everything.
Amethyst is particularly well known to treat addictions on all levels and it provides a protective shield around the aura against psychic attack or negativity. Symptom Healing Following are some widely accepted and additional ways to use this crystal: Physical: Swelling, bruising, injuries, inflammations, insect bites. All organs of elimination, metabolism and the immune system. Headaches, migraines, hearing, lungs, respiratory tract; skin conditions. Emotional/Mental: Very helpful in reducing rage, anger, tension, anxiety, panic attacks, nightmares. In the case of depression or sadness, Amethyst is known to balance the highs and lows and help one to become more centered even in the midst of grief or loss. One of the very best remedies for insomnia (place on forehead). Improves mental functioning, focus, concentration, decision-making, memory and motivation.
Some properties of Amethyst:
* powerful, protective, with a high spiritual vibration and guards against psychic attack.
* It dispels anger, fear, and anxiety and alleviates sadness and grief.
* It promotes love of the divine. It relieves psychological pain and stress
* it is known as one of the master healers
* It promotes restful sleep and is also a good choice for stress and anxiety. An excellent crystal for those suffering from grief.
* It is a natural tranquilizer for cooling down the mind and emotions and alleviating a multitude of physical, mental and emotional imbalances.
* Amethyst was used in ancient times to recover from both physical addictions as well as addictive relationships.
* A natural stress reliever, Amethyst can encourage inner strength.
* it is a healer beyond measure for practically everything
This lovely violet crystal is one of the stones of the violet flame... brought to renown by the Ascended master, St Germain. The violet flame energy has powerful healing attributes... and is embodied within both Amethyst Crystals, and other violet flame stones.
A semi-opaque stone that was used extensively by the Egyptians it is called the stone of courage and is said to have received its name for the Amazon women warriors who worshiped the moon goddess Diana. Some say it's name was given due to the fact that it was discovered near the Amazon River.
Amazonite stone has been in use for thousands of years... and the way the Egyptians used it makes us aware of its importance in ancient times. An example of this us, is that part of the Egyptian Book of the Dead was engraved on Amazonite. From the Bible... it is believed and highly likely that this was the third stone in the breastplate of Moses. Jewelry made from this stone was found in the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh, King Tutankamen. It was a prominent stone for making amulets in ancient times... and the Assyrians connected it with their God Belus.
The deeper the color of the amazonite, the more intense the effect is said to be. Amazonite is said to help alleviate stress and exhaustion. A mint green to aqua green stone of truth, honor, communication, integrity and trust. It can also heal emotional disturbances and the after effects of emotional trauma. It balances the male/female energies, helps you receive inspiration from the heart and then motivates you to take action on the inspired thoughts. It has been called the 'hope stone' as it inspires speaking with confidence and self assurance and produces hope in the success of the process.This is a natural crystal that is highly beneficial for the emotional body. It is potent for balancing the male and female energies... and assists you to constantly retain a feeling of being balanced.
While it is powerful to help to relieve stress, at the same time it is highly energizing. It will also aid you to release the stress associated with these previous experiences. Keep one of these blue-green stones on your body if you have been feeling fearful after confrontations, or at times of conflict relating to issues from the past... or even issues from the present.
It is a wonderful stone to place over a door to bring in new business. This bluish-green stone is worn by gamblers to attract money luck. It is also used by anyone taking a chance to ensure success. It is said to have been on of the stones used in the breastplate of the high priest. Alternatively you may simply keep it on your body, by putting a piece of the stone in your pocket. This is a stone of manifestation... and is powerful when combined both with the power of truth and the energy of the spoken word. Holding this stone in your hand while doing affirmations may aid their manifestation... as it brings extra energy to the power of positive affirmations.
Amazonite is a soothing stone. It calms the brain and nervous system and aids in maintaining optimum health. Balances the masculine and feminine energies. Amazonite helps you to see both sides of a problem or different points of view. It soothes emotional trauma, alleviating worry and fear. Dispels negative energy, aggravation and blockages within the nervous system. Amazonite assists in manifesting universal love. It protects against electromagnetic pollution and absorbs microwaves. Amazonite is often used in foretelling techniques such as tarot and rune readings and stimulates the powers of clairvoyance. Worn as an amulet it is said to protect against snake bites and a wide range of diseases. In Egypt it was considered a holy stone.
This blue-green crystal is an extremely soothing and calming stone.
Amazonite works through the heart chakra, the thymus chakra and the throat chakra... and will enhance loving communication as well clearing blockages in the nervous system. It assists you to heal and restore any problem areas within the etheric body... and will breathe new life into your physical body. It is also a powerful stone to assist you with light-body work. Amazonite is a Barrier Filter crystal that blocks geopathic stress, absorbs microwaves and cell phone emanations, and protects against electromagnetic pollution. This is one of the more effective healing stones to aid with electromagnetic negativity, given off by cell phones or microwaves. Attach a tiny Amazonite Stone to your phone and place a good sized one next to your computers, and your microwave to absorb undesirable energy. It has a strong healing ability, and will rehabilitate the nervous system and heal muscle tissue within the brain.
By using the energy of Amazonite Stone... you will be supported to speak your highest truth. It is often difficult for many of you to do this. At times we are all put into a situation where we need to speak of delicate matters that are emotionally difficult to speak truthfully about. Amazonite will aid you to communicate harmoniously and truthfully, and to let your true feelings and thoughts from a higher perspective... shine through. Amazonite Stone is a strong stone for communicating... and is particularly helpful if you sometimes find it difficult to tell the truth. It has active metaphysical properties and a strong vibration that works powerfully through both the throat chakra and the higher heart or thymus chakra. This will energize the words you speak with the power of truth.
PHYSICAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF AMAZONITE: Amazonite has healing powers to help with physical ailments, emotional issues, and in Energy Healing and chakra balancing. Amazonite crystal therapies are primarily associated with filtering out stresses, healing traumas, and soothing energies in the home and workplace. Its spiritual power is personal truth and communicating that truth to others. Amazonite is known for maintaining good health in general. It aids in cell regeneration and healing after illnesses, trauma or injury, and relieves muscle spasms. It may be used in treating disorders of the nervous system and blockages in the flow of neural impulses, as well as issues with the throat and thyroid gland. Amazonite is helpful in balancing the metabolic processes related to calcium assimilation. An elixir of Amazonite taken three times a day is believed to rectify a calcium deficiency, and may be useful in resisting tooth decay and osteoporosis, and for diminishing calcium deposits. Rubbing an affected area with a polished Amazonite is thought to prevent infection, soothe rashes and heal blisters. It is also beneficial in clearing up acne, and may relieve the pain of rheumatism, gout and osteoarthritis.
EMOTIONAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF AMAZONITE: Amazonite is a wonderful healer for the emotional body. It soothes trauma and calms the mind, alleviates worry and fear, and directs anger and irritability into a more positive action. It regulates the aggressive aspects of one’s personality and urges the mind to seek emotional balance. Amazonite increases self-esteem, especially in women, and reduces tendencies to self-neglect. It enhances the ability to communicate more effectively by identifying how one’s words have created the current reality, and how to change one’s vocabulary to reflect a higher, more aligned reality. It also empowers one to set appropriate boundaries, inwardly in self-discipline, and with others in establishing healthy relationships.
Amazonite is deeply stimulating to both the Heart and Throat Chakras. The Heart Chakra, located near the center of the breastbone, regulates our interaction with the external world and controls what we embrace and what we resist. It gives us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment. When the Heart Chakra is out of balance we may feel either controlling or controlled in a relationship, and become critical of the little foibles of others. We may find ourselves having inappropriately strong emotional responses to everyday external stimuli. Green crystal energy is used to resolve blockages and to re-balance the Heart Chakra, helping us understand our own needs and emotions clearly. We can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.
The Throat Chakra is the voice of the body. It is, in essence, a pressure valve that allows energy from the other chakras to be expressed. If it is blocked, or out of balance, it can affect the health of the other chakras. When the Throat Chakra is in balance and open, it allows for the expression of what we think and what we feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions, bringing our personal truth out into the world. We have an easy flow of energy within the body and spirit. The energy that springs upward from the lower chakras can continue its path enabling free expression and natural release. Blue crystal energy will unblock and balance the Throat Chakra. Darker shades of blue encourage the power of truth, while lighter shades carry the power of flexibility, relaxation, and balance.
Aventurine is a stone of prosperity. It reinforces leadership qualities and decisiveness. Promotes compassion and empathy. Encourages perseverance. Aventurine relieves stammers and severe neuroses. It stabilizes one’s state of mind, stimulates perception and enhances creativity. Aids in seeing alternatives and possibilities. Calms anger and irritation. Promotes feelings of well-being. Aventurine balances male-female energy. It encourages regeneration of the heart. Protects against environmental pollution.
Green Aventurine comforts, harmonizes, protects the heart, and can help attract love later in life. It is one of the premier stones to attract luck, abundance and success. Green Aventurine has a particularly soothing energy behind it, and is recommended for working through unresolved emotional issues. Green Aventurine is a great piece to use when working with the Heart Chakra and/or the Water Elements.
Green Aventurine is known as the good luck stone and is often used in rituals with green candles, or kept in cash boxes or drawers to attract money.
Green Aventurine has a particularly soothing energy behind it and is recommended for working through unresolved emotional issues. You can also use Green Aventurine for gridding a home or workspace. Green Aventurine is commonly known as a “stone of personal growth”, and offers opportunities for learning about oneself and one's place in the universe. Physically, Green Aventurine is an all around healing stone with benefits for the lungs, liver, sinuses, and heart. Use Green Aventurine to loosen and release negativity and energy blockages, including disease. Some wear or carry Green Aventurine to increase intelligence, perception and creativity.
Aventurine stones are crystals that contain a good amount of quartz in them... along with inclusions of various other minerals, which gives them their specific color. They are important stones to have within your collection for quite a few reasons. One major reason is that the quartz within them gives these crystals a strong ability to amplify energy. The general energy of your home will be improved by having this green quartz crystal in as many places as possible. All of these stones, even the rough Green Aventurine stones have the ability to absorb environmental pollution.
They are powerful to have in your office near your electronic equipment to remove electromagnetic smog. These stones have strong health benefits that aid blood pressure, and are said to aid the health of the physical heart. They have an anti-inflammatory effect... and aid skin eruptions and allergic conditions. Green Aventurine primarily for prosperity, determination and protection. It is one of the premier stones when one must really take on life's challenges with a strong "I can do it!" attitude. This crystal is excellent for leaders, managers and therapists. It is helpful to negate (absorb) electromagnetic pollution and can be taped to a cell phone, computer or other devices that emit environmental "smog."
Physical: Good for the developing growth of children, overall well being, nervous system. A strengthener for blood, liver, bone marrow, immune system. A detoxifier. One of the best stones to lower "bad" cholesterol, stimulate metabolism and control blood pressure. It has an anti-inflammatory effect and is helpful for skin, sinus, allergies, migraines, lungs, heart and bladder. Often used to promote prosperity, positive attitude and the ability to see unlimited possibilities.
Emotional/Mental: Helps stammering and other neuroses. It protects and guards the heart chakra and any negative influences that may try to enter it. Very good for the emotional and mental qualities of a great leader - decisiveness, compassion, stability of mind, creativity and empathy.