Agate Meaning, Properties, and Uses

Protection - Stability - Calmness


Chakras: Brow , throat, solar plexus, sacral , base
Zodiac: Taurus, Gemini
Affirmation: I develop a clearer understanding of the issue in my life


Agates are a form of chalcedony, which is part of the quartz family. There is a wide variety of agate available and most types have a calming energy.
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. Agate is excellent for balancing emotional, physical, and intellectual energy, and harmonizing yin and yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe.

What are the Properties of Agate?

Agate is useful as a protection amulet when traveling, and is especially effective against traffic accidents.

As a professional support stone, Agate stabilizes the imagination and inspiration of artists, provides personal security for police, telephone workers, cooks, chefs, and bakers, and protection from falling objects for builders and construction workers. It provides physical strength and endurance for dancers, dentists, and environmentalists, and emotional endurance for educators and recreational workers.

Apricot Agate meaning

Banded agates, such as Botswana agate and Apricot agate, can be helpful for working through the layers of an issue. Their earthy tones make them gently grounding.

Blue lace agate meaning

Blue-lace agate has pale-blue banding. Its gentle energy promotes peace and harmony, and this crystal feels soothing and cooling. It encourages calm, clear communication.

Onyx agate meaning

Onyx is a black-and-white banded chalcedony often used as a protective stone. It has a slightly stern energy, which can help to clarify your boundaries with other people. It is useful if people have been taking advantage of your good nature.

Fire Agate meaning

Fire agate is a dynamic crystal with a deep-red colour that flashes with red, orange, gold and green. This warming agate promotes passion and supports sexual vitality. It may awaken strong rising Kundalini energy.

Dendritic Agate meaning

Dendritic agates have plant-like patterning that can aid connection with the natural world. Moss agate is a translucent chalcedony with green moss-like growths within the crystal. Tree agate is a white quartz with green branching patterns. 

Suggestion for Use

Use a banded agate as an ally to work through a complex issue in your life. As you gaze at the centre of the agate in a quiet, contemplative way, focus on the current state of the issue. Move your gaze to the first layer of banding and let your mind shift deeper into the issue. Notice what lies beneath the surface appearance. Once you have recognized this aspect, take your attention to the next layer of banding and ask if there is another level to the issue. Keep moving through the agate's bands as you explore and gain a deeper understanding. Your insights may guide you toward a resolution.

Buyer Beware

Agates are frequently dyed garish colors. Bright pinks, purples, blues, and greens are often seen in gift shops.