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Summary: Zodiac sign: Gemini – Keywords: Creativity, Harmony, Balance, Balance of Yin & Yang, Intellect, Memory, Energy, Strength, Longevity, Stress Relief, Courage, Self-Confidence, Stability, Composure, Maturity, Contentment, Security, Safety, Assists Multi-tasking, Protection when Traveling, Concentration, Perception, Analytical Abilities, Pragmatic Thinking, (Acceptance of) Love, Heals Bitterness of the Heart, Heals Emotional Disharmony & Trauma, Stimulates Action & Decision-Making, Self-Analysis, Self-Acceptance, Speaking One’s Truth, Heals Anger, Courage to Start Over, Stabilizes Aura, Cleansing, Awareness of the Oneness of Everything, Quiet Contemplation, Spirituality, Meditation – Physical & Mental Health: pregnancy, lactation, baby blues, digestive system, gastritis, eyes, stomach, uterus, intestines, skin disorders, itching from insect bites, heart, blood vessels, fever, epilepsy, sleepwalking.
Silver Needle Agate is also known as Russian Lace Agate, Bamboo Leaf Agate or Sagenite Agate.
It balances yin & yang, instills harmony, increases the intellect and one’s memory, and is known to provide energy, strength & even longevity. It is a good stress reliever and, like all agates, increases courage & self confidence.
Agate is the name given to numerous varieties of banded Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. Its name comes from the Achetes River in Sicily, where Agates were first found. Usually banded in layers, or stripes, some varieties have “eye” markings, or specks of color, some have fossilized inclusions, and others are solid. Called the earth rainbow, the concentric bands of Agate form in nearly every color the earth can produce, including a colorless form.
The world of Agates is a fascinating and ever evolving place. There are hundreds, if not thousands of types of agates. They are found around the world. They bring a wonder and magic to the planet with their swirls of color bands.
Historically, Agate has been discovered with the artifacts of Neolithic people, and was used as healing amulets and ornamentation dating back to Babylon. Its medicinal uses continued through the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations, and spread throughout Africa and the Middle East into Russia.
Metaphysically, Agate has a lower intensity and vibrates to a slower frequency than other stones, but is highly regarded as a stabilizing and strengthening influence. The layered bands of microscopic quartz in Agate may appear delicate, they are actually very strong. Agate is excellent for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, and in harmonizing yin and yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe.
Agate promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity. Its warm, protective properties encourage security and self-confidence. It is a great crystal to use during pregnancy. Agate also helps new mothers avoid the “baby blues” sometimes experienced after giving birth, and an Agate jewel worn between the breasts encourages lactation.
Agate stops the burning desires for things we do not need, and assists those juggling commitments or multiple jobs. It helps writers express ideas in marketable form, and helps young children learn to walk and not fall as they get older. Agate also promotes marital fidelity.
Agate is useful as a protection amulet when traveling and is said to prevent accidents.
Agate enhances mental function by improving concentration, perception, and analytical abilities.
Placed on the abdomen, Agate stimulates the digestive system and relieves gastritis. It is beneficial for the eyes, hollow organs such as the stomach, uterus, intestines, etc., and heals skin disorders and itching due to insect bites.
Agate is helpful to the heart and blood vessels. Wearing an Agate in the middle of the chest strengthens the cardiac muscle, and heals emotional disharmony that prevents acceptance of love.
A cold Agate placed on the forehead is generally effective in curing fever. (If the fever returns, however, consult a doctor.) Agate may also reduce the symptoms of epilepsy, and for some people guards against sleepwalking.
Agate encourages a sense of reality and pragmatic thinking. Agates with regular designs soothe those who desire peace and harmony, while those with irregular designs can stimulate action and important decision making.
Agate is beneficial in self-analysis and uncovering hidden circumstances that might interfere with well-being. It promotes self-acceptance and confidence, encouraging the speaking of one’s own truth. Agate overcomes negativity and bitterness of the heart, by healing anger, fostering love, and lending the courage to start over. It is useful for any kind of trauma.
Agate stabilizes the aura, eliminating and transforming negative energies. Its cleansing effect is powerful at all levels
Agate raises awareness and links into the collective consciousness of the oneness of life. It encourages quiet contemplation of one’s life experiences that lead to spiritual growth and inner stability.
Agate provides a wide variety of crystal formations conducive for meditation focus. The intricate movements within the crystal encourage a calm, relaxing state and open the mind to higher thought and inner truths.