Agate is a stone of power. In ancient times it was believed that it attracts God’s mercy and endows its owner with prowess and longevity. It has been put on Warriors’ armor to give them strength and make them victorious in battle.
Agate affects equally well men – makes them more masculine and women – makes them stronger. It is claimed that holders of agate will be protected from harm and will have courage.
Agate has a beneficial effect on the physical and emotional state of the person.
The characteristics of agate vary and depend on the type and color. But there are several common properties and they are: has balancing act on yin and yang energies, gives courage, protection, healing and soothing.
It increases energy, not all the time, but rather on bursts, only when necessary. In this sense it is a grounding stone and works on conservation and increasing life expectancy. Agate is also known as the stone of luck, harmony and balance.
In ancient Rome agate was considered a stone of fertility goddess Pomona that patronizes gardening. And therefore balls of agate are put in gardens to protect the plants and the harvest. Nowadays you can give away decorations from agate to your friends and relative gardeners and farmers.
Agate protects from energy attacks and vampirism, assuming negative energy in themselves. It was thought that it had good protection against spells and wizards.
Agate jewelry worn by a man lends charm in women’s eyes.
Agate a is highly protective stone. It is especially useful for children and is often used for amulets and nursing mothers. In Georgia newborns were given bracelet white agate to protect the baby from the negative influences of the outside world. According to Indian tradition ornaments of agate can calm babies and help them walk earlier. Even nowadays agate bracelet is very suitable for gift of a child.
Agate strengthens the relationship of the body to the ground. Even emotionally it can reduce envy by grounding it. It is useful to relieve anxiety and stress.
Because of their harmonizing qualities agate is considered an excellent stone in improving interpersonal and family relationships.