Agate has been widely used for over 3000 years, since ancient Egypt, as one of the first semiprecious stones used by people in history.
More recently, dendritic agate started to be valued in Russia, as it was regarded as a stone of prosperity, health, and longevity.
In fact, between 1885 and 1916, the Russian jeweller Carl Fabergé was tasked to use agate in manufacturing gifts for the family of the tsar.
The semiprecious stone was named for the first time by Theophrastus, a Greek philosopher, and naturalist, who discovered it on river Achates River, located on the territory of today’s Sicily.
The legend says that this semiprecious stone is, in fact, a piece of Aphrodite’s nail, which was cut by her son Eros, while deeply asleep.
While sleeping, Eros dropped the nail on a mountain, which later on transformed into agate.
Ever since that time, people believed in the magical benefits of the stone and used it for protection against malefic spirits.
What is Red Agate Used for:
As a natural stone, the form, size, and color can vary.
The agate is a chalcedony (semiprecious microcrystalline quartz), which displays different layers of colors and transparencies.
The red agate is the most precious. It brings courage, peace, longevity, strength, and protection.
Red Agate for Good Luck:
The red agate is a lucky stone, which facilitates growth, health, communication with nature, and prosperity.
It stimulated logic, power of concentration, imagination, and self-esteem.
This stone offers positive mood, love, longevity, inspiration, maturity, prosperity, success in any situation, abundance, friendship, harmony, happiness, beauty, communication skills, compatibility with the fellowmen, other people’s sympathy for the wearer. It also makes the wearer more agreeable and persuasive.
Reduces: anger, frustrations.
Talisman for: the house or land’s plants, for wealth, happiness, long life. It offers emotional balance.
It helps: the beginning of a new friendship, finding the right partner
How Agate Gets its Color:
Agate’s colors can significantly vary, depending on the way the minerals are distributed on each layer.
The minerals that have the role to color the agate stones include iron oxides (red, brown, black, green), manganese (pink, purple, black), chrome (yellow, green, red), titan (blue), cobalt (red), nickel (green), and copper (red, blue, green).
Agate’s colors can significantly vary, depending on the way the minerals are distributed on each layer. The minerals that have the role to color the agate stones include iron oxides (red, brown, black, green), manganese (pink, purple, black), chrome (yellow, green, red), titan (blue), cobalt (red), nickel (green), and copper (red, blue, green).
The shades of colors change depending on the way these minerals are combined.
The colors can be aligned as bands, or they can appear as small dots. The temperature, radiations, pressure, and meteorological conditions can also influence the color.
The use of agate for making jewelry dates back to the Stone Age, and it is believed that the agate beads from the Neolithic Era found in Anatolia, present Turkey, are 9000 years old.
Due to the belief that the agate stone can protect against evil, they continue to be cut, finished, and used in creating jewelry and medallions.
Red agate necklace
The red agate pendant on a silver chain is one of the most powerful Feng Shui symbols because it attracts clear-sightedness, intuition, and ambition. It increases luck, and it attracts favorable opportunities. It removes all the obstacles in the wearer’s life.
Red agate earrings
According to modern curers who use stones for healing, the red agate increases compassion, generosity, and mental and emotional flexibility.
Red agate and the chakras
Red agate is a semiprecious stone that gained many symbolic, but also therapeutic values over time, which is why nowadays it is used for making jewelry and medallions all over the world.
The symbolism behind the agate offers this stone a place among the talismans that offer balance and power to the people who wear them.
The red agate has therapeutic and symbolic effects with the role to offer protection to the people wearing this jewelry as healing amulets.
The red agate stones are associated with the Root Chakra (the last bone of the spine, the coccyx): it aligns the etheric body with the physical body, facilitates grounding, intensifies passion and emotions, stimulates the root chakra, and helps to treat the problems related to the reproductive organs.
It has effects on health – the stones are beneficial in case of eye problems, and they increase body vitality.
These stones are used to activate, balance, and amplify the energy of the chakras.
The healing through crystals is based on the belief that these stones have a natural healing frequency that can be activated, and contributes to balancing the energy around them.
For the stones that are specific to chakras, the vibration of each stone corresponds and resonates with a certain energetic center.
To activate their healing power, you need to use intuition and intention. Active imagination or vision helps to access the space for which you wish to use these crystals in combination with the healing chakra.
The energy is focused and amplified with the help of the crystals and affects and resonates with the chakra’s vibration or frequency on which you focus.