Banded variety of crypto-crystalline chalcedony quartz.

Hardness: 7     Locations: Germany, Uruguay, Brazil, United States, Mexico, Madagascar, Italy, Egypt, India, China, Scotland

Astrological sign of: Gemini

Agate Properties in General: Provides for balancing of the yin-yang energies and the physical, emotional, and intellectual bodies, stabilizes the aura by providing a cleaning effect and eliminating negativity, promotes perceptiveness to situations, awakens ones talents, enhances creativity, helps one overcome bitterness of the heart and eliminates inner anger. Agate fosters love, opening the way for positive relationships. It is used to provide inspiration from and a connection to the spiritual world and helps to open and cleanse all chakras. Agate has been reported to strengthen sight, to diminish thirst, and to promote marital fidelity.