Properties - Agate is a stone that is composed of microcrystalline variety of silica which is made up of chiefly chalcedony. It is characterised by its grain fineness and bright colours. It is usually found in metamorphic rocks and volcanic rocks. This stone has been used as a gem since the olden days and is believed to have effects such as healing, creating harmony and giving strength.
Mohs (Hardness) Scale : 6.5 - 7
Healing properties - Rebalancing the body, harmonizing the body, spirit and mind of an individual is the main property that is associated with this particular stone. This stone is said to absorb all the negativity from the body as well as the atmosphere and stabilize the aura around and individual. It is also believed to boost concentration and analytical abilities along with perceiving strength. The stone is also known to be an excellent soothing agent, both mental and physical such as anger, tension, fear and pain of the body.
Special properties and uses - The healing properties associated with this stone are healing of the stomach, eyes and the uterus. It is also known to clean the pancreas and lymphatic system. Strengthening of the blood vessels and healing of skin disorders are also known to be its healing properties.
The stone is associated with the zodiac signs Gemini and Virgo. The ruling planet of this stone is the moon and can be found in a variety of colours like black, milky white, white, grey, orange and red.