Agate is a gorgeous variety of banded Chalcedony that is commonly used as a gemstone in yoga jewelry and mala beads. The name “Agate” comes from where these stones were first discovered in the Achates River in Sicily, Italy. There are several different types of Agate. The most frequent colors you will find of this stone are grey, white, brown, blue, red, orange, black, and yellow.
Agate is known for it’s grounding, centering and balancing properties as well as its ability to improve mental concentration and perception, and to raise one’s consciousness.
Agate stones help to bring emotional, physical and intellectual balance through their grounding, centering and stabilizing properties. A soothing and calming stone, Agate gently aids increases courage, safety, truthfulness, self-acceptance, and self-confidence. This stone can help heal anger, bitterness and emotional trauma and bring positive energy into your life. Agate also improves concentration, perception and analytical abilities of the mind.
Agate is known to help strengthen your physical body and to encourage more efficient functioning of your metabolism. It has been used to heal the eyes, stomach, uterus, and skin. It has been used to cleanse the lymphatic system and pancreas, and to strengthen the blood vessels.
◊ Primary Chakras: Third Eye, Root
◊ Associated Zodiac Signs: Gemini, Virgo, Capricorn
◊ Associated Planet: Moon
◊ Associated Element: Earth
◊ Key Traits: Balance, Harmony, Love, Abundance, Longevity, Acceptance, Courage, Strength, Protection
Wearing and using Agate mala beads is a powerful and efficient way to access the healing benefits of this gemstone in your yoga practice and daily life. If you have a meditation altar, placing your Agate mala on it will also help to empower and activate the space for healing. All of the following mala bracelets and mala necklaces contain Agate gemstones: