Quartz Variety - Agate Family

Agate is an abundant and popular banded form of chalcedony. In this manifestation of quartz, every piece is completely unique as no two pieces are never exactly alike. Agate stones each have their own individual and special beauty.

Agate forms on the outside of most Geodes and is often dyed a variety of bright colours.








Family/Variety: Banded Quartz (silicon dioxide)

Shape/Crystal System: Hexagonal

Hardness: 7

Colour Range: All

Chakra: All

Direction: Above

Element: Air

Zodiac: Gemini

Planetary/Ruling Bodies:  Mercury

Guardian/Deity: Sprite

Number: 7

Partners well with: Hematite

Safe in Water: Yes



This stone was revered in ancient India, and is still used today in Indian culture. Agate has been used historically as medicine wherever it has been found, world renowned! It was boiled/added to water to be used for cooking/drinking in order to dispel sickness.

Agate is found all over the world with the most beautiful deposits in Egypt, India, Greece, all throughout the Middle East, The great lakes of Turtle Island, The North Sea, and Russia.

Physical Properties

Physically agate is reported to strengthen the sight and to diminish thirst. 

All agate is especially helpful in assisting the bodies hollow organs (stomach, bladder, womb, ect...) Even better when one consumes fresh water infused with agate crystal.

Wearing agate can help cure insomnia and give the wearer pleasant dreams.

Perfect for a water elixir or bath to heal.

Energetic Properties

Agate brings balance to yin and yang energies. The light and dark of our being can be balanced with agate!

Agate stabilizes the aura and brings harmony to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual layers of the body.

It is a stone that brings inspiration while viewing/ gazing upon it, and creates a centered feeling of connection. This connection links us to those entities residing in the spiritual worlds, and to our brothers and sisters of this world.

Ways to use Agate

  • Create a healing water elixir by placing agate directly into a glass container of clean water.
  • Crack an agate Geode and give the other half to your partner or best friend!
  • Book ends bring agate's subtle magick to your decor

Agate Family

Elimia Agate

Fire agate

Moon agate

Moss Agate

snakeskin agate

Resources & References

Silver Cove Encyclopedia App

Melody - Love is in the Earth- Earth Love Publishing House 1995

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