Healing Properties of Brazilian Banded Agate: A Crystal for Centeredness
Brazilian Banded Agate is a rich, banded Agate from Brazil that ranges in color from tan to deep brown.
Common Healing Properties of Brazilian Banded Agate:
- Promotes grounding
- Encourages present moment awareness
- Helps you find balance between your physical and mental energies
- Shields and protects your energy body from outside influences
- Brings a feeling of centeredness
- Encourages feelings of stability
- Instills inner strength
- Assists you with making magic and working with universal energies
Zodiac Signs: Capricorn, Taurus
Companion Flowers: Eupatorium
Companion Essential Oil: Sandalwood
Companion Stone: Potch Opal
Common Origins: Brazil
Notes: Commonly dyed with bright colors like magenta, violet, cerulean, & tropical green. Corresponds to Saturday (Saturn’s Day).
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More Information About Agate:
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 had great strength, and could counteract a wide range of poisons, especially scorpion stings. In Hebrew tradition, 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 would 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.