Agate

Location: United States, India, Morocco, Europe, Brazil, Africa

Astrological Sign: Gemini & Virgo

Planet: Moon & Mercury

Element: Water & Earth

Chakra: Throat & Root

Agate is a form of banded chalcedony from the quartz family. Agate comes from the name "Achetes," in Silcily, named after the river where agates were found many many years in the past. Agates were used by the early Egyptians and even found with Neolithic people. 

Agate is a great stone for balance. It brings balance into every aspect of your life. It is also helpful for the mind so it will increase your focus, ideas, and perspective. These qualities can help one see issues they may be blind to and helps self-analysis in order to bring attention you one's well being. It balances all of the chakras and is great for doing all sorts of spiritual work. The vibration is slower making it ideal for stabilizing energy and setting foundations for connections. It is soothing and calming and helps bring strength. This makes it ideal for overcoming anger, bitterness, jealousy, and a negative outlook. Balancing the throat chakra, Agates can help one speak their own truth and overcome emotional traumas.