Agate is a variety of Chalcedony, which includes a wide range of other gemstones, including Chrysoprase, Bloodstone, Jasper and Carnelian. It is one of the first gemstones discovered by mankind, also called “Power Stone” and used for symbols for luck, as well as in alternative practices.
According to ancient stories and beliefs, it is believed that agate can provide water with powers. Agate infused water was used on wounds. As human body consists of water for up to 80% Agate may also transform the whole body inside. It can protect against dehydration and heal skin disorders. This stone is reported to keep spiders away.
In addition to protective energies, agate is also reputed to enhance analytical energies.
Agate has the power to harmonize yin and yang, the positive and the negative forcesthat hold the universe in place. In the East it is believed to stabilize the aura, eliminating and transforming negative energies.
Agate is a grounding stone, supporting natural balance. It aids in centering and stabilizing physical energies. A soothing and calming stone, it works slowly but brings great strength. It may help foster feelings of acceptance, harmony, peace and appreciation.
Green varieties of Chalcedony represent situations that present stress and those demanding great courage.
In Ereada® mats Red Agates and Green Chalcedonies are used together with Amethyst and other precious stones to enhance and combine crystals powers.