The oldest stone in recorded history; agates have been fashioned into jewelry since biblical times. They were used to ward off storms as well as illness. Semi-precious stone, the Agate is said to improve natural vitality, energy and to increase the self-confidence of the person using it. It is believed to be of special benefit to athletes and those taking any kind of examination or test. Really helpful anyone who has to call upon instant bursts of energy whether mental or physical.
This stone is said to balance the emotions, calms the body, mind and feelings. Used for general healing, reduces fever, hardens tender gums, gives courage and banishes fear, also assists the wearer to express their thoughts into spoken or written words – develops powers of eloquence. It is a stone of health and good fortune. The agates with banded colors placed near the head in sleep were said to give rich and varied dreams.
**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. NEED4BEAD does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.