Folk Names: Red Agate, Blood Agate
Planet: Mercury (generally speaking)
Powers: Strength, Courage, Longevity, Gardening, Love, Healing, Protection
Magical Uses: In general, the agate is utilized in spells and magical rituals involving strength, bravery, longevity and so on. Worn on the arm or carried while gardening, the agate increases your plants' fertility and ensures a bountiful crop or healthy flowers. Moss agate (see below) was thought to be the best suited for this. Charged agates can be 'planted' in the garden to promote abundance, and small agates hung on trees increase their yield. In ancient Rome an agate worn in a ring on the hand or bound to the left arm ensured the favor of the vegetative deities, who would cause the Earth to be fruitful. A stone often utilized in love spells, agate is also worn to avoid envious thoughts and to remove spite; in other words, to make its wearer amiable and agreeable. Spite has no place in the search for love. It is also worn as a truth amulet, to ensure that your words are pure, and also to ensure favors from powerful persons. Agate jewelry is given to children to be worn as protective The Stones / 67 amulets. Agate is thought to be particularly useful in preventing children from falling and is also worn by adults to avoid stumbling. An agate held in the mouth relieves thirst. It was once used to reduce fevers by applying it to the forehead. Held in the hand the agate calms and refreshes the body and helps it heal minor health problems Agates were popular talismans in the Middle East to ensure the healthy state of the blood. In ancient Britain they were worn to guard against skin diseases. Triangular-shaped agates were used in Syria to avert intestinal problems. In ceremonial magic, agates were engraved with serpents ormen riding on snakes. Worn as an amulet this magical jewel prevented snake, scorpion and insect bites and stings. The agate is sometimes used in protective spells and rituals and was once thought to be a sovereign guard against sorcery, demons and fiendish possession. In Asia, agates were used much as quartz crystal is today. To ascertain future trends the scryer gazed at the markings on the stone, allowing the deep mind to project its psychic impulses to the conscious mind.
The numerous types of agate-vaguely distinguishable by color or markings-are used in various types of magic. Though any type of agate may be worn for the above uses, these particular stones have traditional energies. This particular Tree agate assists with meditation and prayer and helps to calm the nerves. A stone of inner peace, tree agate helps to remove energy blockages, opening pathways of abundance and prosperity.
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