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|Agate was discovered in France between 20,000 to 16,000 B.C. Some Agate found in Australia, however, can date back 2.72 to 3.50 billion years. For the past 6,000 years, Agate has been used by various civilizations. In ancient Mesopotamia, Agate signified strength and was carved into cylinder seals utilized for official documents in business transactions. Because of Agate’s strength, many of these seals have survived unharmed and continue to give historians a deeper understanding of that era.
In Ancient China, wearing Agate was believed to purify the mind and energize a person’s chi. During medieval times, Agate was tied to the horns of oxen to promote good harvest. In some legends, Agate is believed to calm thunder and lightning storms.
If your life constantly feels out of balance, with one aspect going well while another spins out of control, use agate to establish stability with its grounding energy. This crystal slowly but surely helps you build up your strengths and diminish your weaknesses with acceptance. With increased concentration and confidence, agate makes it easier to focus on what is good in your life, so that you can heal from mistakes and bring harmony to everything you do. Agate can assist with rebalancing the body , mind and spirit. It's soothing and gentle energies help you in getting centered and removing stress from all aspects of your life. Known as the stabilizer, Agate crystal is the stone to call on for support when you need stability and grounding in your life. Along with its supportive energy, the Agate stone has been long admired for its incredible beauty. Agate has a dreamy quality with signature bands made up of mineral deposits layered in a perfectly circular symmetry around its circumference. A combination of igneous rock with silica deposits found in groundwater, the otherworldly bands give this semi-precious stone its trademark appearance. The Agate crystal properties work by connecting you with the gentle vibrations of the Earth, making it a gentle stone with a light, diffused energy. With mellow vibrations and a steady rhythm, Agate can bring you a sense of peace and support when you feel scattered or overwhelmed by modern life.