A Crystal Message about the Healing Properties of River Agate: “I live in harmony with the element of water and allow it to guide my creative expression.”
Common Healing Properties of River Agate:
- Reduces negativity in your environment
- Helps you find the humor in any situation
- Enhances your intuitive abilities
- Encourages you to go with the flow
- Increases sexual energy
- Promotes creativity and the expression of your emotions through creative endeavors
- Assists you in recognizing your divine feminine power
- Increases protective magic
- Facilitates grounding
- Enhances emotional stability
- Harmonizes Yin & Yang
- Enhances physical strength
- Balances positive and negative energies and emotions
- Assists you when you’re working with universal energies and spirit guides (especially the water element and water spirits)
Associated Chakras: 1st (Root), 2nd (Sacral)
Zodiac Signs: Aquarius, Pisces, Cancer
Companion Flowers: Blue Flag Iris
Companion Essential Oil: Primrose
Companion Stone: Golden Hematoid Quartz
Common Origins: Brazil
Notes: Agate gets its name from the Achates River in Sicily where it was originally found.
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More Information About River 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, 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.