Country of Origin: India
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Dictionary Terms Explained
- Combats stress, alleviates worry
The energy of agates is comforting and soothing, so it's a good tool to have around if you feel in need of relaxation, stress-relief or want to stop worrying. The energy reminds us that we need to take a step back sometimes to regain balance and release negativity and anxious thoughts from our lives.
Agates are lovely stones to have around where you sit, work or live. Their many colours and patterns make them attractive stones and they make wonderful ornaments if simply placed on a windowsill or desk. Agates can come in a whole variety of patterns and colours. Agates with exceptionally bright colours such as bright turquoise and vibrant pink have usually been dyed.
In addition to the above certain types of agate may bring other attributes:
* Blue lace agate has a gentle energy, which helps promote a feeling of space, connecting us with the more subtle energies of the spiritual realm. It's a useful tool for meditation and can be good for those with a gentle nature, who don't wish to be affected by the harsh events they may encounter in the course of their daily lives. It's a stone of wisdom, kindness and peace that reminds us of our spiritual origins.
*Moss agate is strongly connected to nature, with it's branching markings similar to foliage or moss. Some find it helps promote self-expression and communication and is seen as a stabilizing stone.
* Tree agate with its tree-like patterns, evokes a feeling of the natural world. Some people find it a useful tool for connecting with the energy of the plant kingdom, as well as on a more spiritual level. It's soothing and peaceful and can be used when trying to regain balance in your life.