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Red Banded Agate

Chakra - Base

Red Agate is a stone for grounding and centring the energies of the base chakra. This natural stone is marked by hypnotic white bands or layers formed by different types of quartz and other mineral deposits such as manganese, iron, or chromium.

It is well known for its assistance in creative flow and helps you appreciate your sense of humour.

Using this stone can help you feel more connected with your physical body and can make you feel healthy when feeling unwell. A good stone for courage and strength. Red Banded Agate also is said to increase energy and combat lethargy.

History

Red agate is a semi-precious stone that belongs to the chalcedony mineral family. It’s truly unique as it occurs in every possible colour made by Earth. Agate was given its name by Theophrastus, a Greek philosopher who discovered the stone in the Achates River in Sicily sometime between 400 and 300 BC. Even though the Romans and Greeks claimed they were the first to find it, there are archaeological findings that trace agate back to the Neolithic period. There is also evidence that it was a popular gem among the ancient Egyptian and Babylonian civilizations.  Despite having been sourced by many different cultures, agates have always had one thing in common: they were believed to be powerful protection amulets, shielding their wearer from the evil eye and attracting good luck. Ancient seafarers carried talismans made with red agate beads and other agates as they claimed that the gemstone would protect them from high winds, lightning, and rough seas.

Uses

  • Reduces negativity

  • Encourages creativity​

  • Allows you to go with the flow, even during difficult times

  • Promotes protection

  • Encourages stability

  • Harmonizes your Yin & Yang energies

  • Enhances physical strength

  • Balances positive and negative emotions

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