Apricot Botswana Agate is a pleasantly bright, peachy-orange, banded Agate from Botswana in Africa.
A Crystal Message about the Healing Properties of Apricot Botswana Agate:
“I am at peace in the stillness of the present moment.”
Common Healing Properties of Apricot Botswana Agate:
- Promotes emotional balance
- Connects you to the knowledge of your ancestors
- Promotes feelings of inner peace
- Dissolves stagnant energy in the aura so it can be released with ease
- Promotes instinctive nurturing
- Enhances receptivity to new ideas
- Supports the emotional heart after challenging emotional situations
- Facilitates personal growth
- Encourages relaxation and rest
- Helps you find comfort in solitude
- Promotes stillness
- Increases creativity and sparks new ideas
Zodiac Signs: Taurus, Cancer, Gemini
Elements: Earth, Water
Companion Flowers: Sweet Woodruff
Companion Essential Oil: Juniper
Companion Stone: White Onyx
Common Origins: Botswana (Africa)
Notes: Also known as Apricot Limpopo River Agate
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How to work with Apricot Botswana Agate
This crystal is deeply tied to creativity and emotions. Apricot Botswana Agate helps you tap into your emotional center so that you can release anything that’s stuck in your energy field, especially those energies that are slowing down your progress. To work with this stone, cut a piece of paper into small rectangles and write something you’d like to release on each tiny paper scrap.
Hold an Apricot Botswana Agate in your hand while you pull a slip of paper from the bag. Read what you’ve written, and then place the paper and the stone over your heart. Exhale while intending to release any stagnant energy related to this issue.
More Information About Agates
Agate comes in a huge variety of colors and patterns, many named for plants and animals. These names not only describe the stone’s appearance, they add meaning to the stone’s uses as well.
Ancient Greeks called tawny-colored ones “lion skin agates”; these stones were historically thought to have great strength, and were even thought to counteract a wide range of poisons, including scorpion stings. In the Hebrew tradition, it was said that one could gain courage by plucking a hair from a lion’s mane — but if that seemed a little too ambitious to start out with, you could substitute a lion skin agate instead!
On the other hand, ancient writers cautioned against keeping agates with the spotty pattern of hyena fur, claiming those would cause domestic trouble. The green of a tree agate was said to attract positive attention from the agricultural goddess Ceres; farmers not only wore this stone as an amulet, but they’d also tie a piece to the horn of their ox while plowing. Across many cultures and times, we’ve come to see and make use of many connections between plant, animal, and mineral kingdoms, as well as connections with eternal realms.