Magical Properties of Agate

April 13, 2014

Energy: Various…see below
Element: Various…see below
Deity: Bragi
Powers: Strength, courage, longevity, gardening, love, healing and protection

The numerous types of agate – vaguely distinguishable by color or marking – are used in various types of magic. Though any type of agate may be worn for the above uses, these particular stones have traditional energies. A list of some of the major ones and their magical attributes are as follows:

  • Banded Agate (energy: projective, element: fire) For protection, restores bodily energy and eases stressful situations.
  • Black Agate (energy: projective, element: fire) A protective stone, wear for courage and successful competitions.
  • Black and White Agate (energy: projective, element: fire) Worn as an amulet, this agate guards against physcial dangers.
  • Blue Lace Agate (energy: receptive, element: water) Wear or carry this stone for peace and happiness. Place in your hand to destress the entire body.
  • Brown or Tawny Agate (energy projective, element: fire) Long ago worn by warriors for victory in battle, today is is used for success in any undertaking. Prized in Italy and Persia as a guard against the evil eye. Also a fine wealth talisman.
  • Creamy Yellow Agate (energy: receptive, element: sun) Helps to lighten moods when used properly within a spell.
  • Mustard Yellow Agate (energy: receptive, element: sun) Useful in contacting the creative side of the mind and building an inventive mood.
  • Green Agate (energy: receptive, element: earth) This agate is generally worn for improved health of the eyes.
  • Moss Agate (energy: receptive, element: earth) Due to this stone’s curious marking, the moss agate is especially the gardener’s talisman. It is also worn to relieve a stiff neck, lend energy to the depleted, and for healing purposes. It is also used in spells involving riches, happiness, and longevity. Wear this stone to make new friend and to discover “treasure”.
  • Red Agate (energy: projective, element: fire) Also known by many as the “Blood Agate” this stone was worn in ancient Rome to guard against insect bites and to heal the blood, as well as to promote calm and peace. It is also said to drive away spiders.
  • Grey with White Stripes Agate (energy: receptive, element: water) is often used for intellectual pursuits.
  • Brecciated (broken pieces, usually brown and red, held together by quartz) Used for optimism, tranquility, helps to avoid negative behavior and is a vibrational changer.
  • Enhydritic (nodules with water trapped inside) Used to contact water devas, and to balance emotions.