Color: Many varieties, blue and green being the most rare
Metaphysical/spiritual: Agate teaches us that our words create our reality and can be a reflection of our highest self. It is a soothing, gentle stone that can help facilitate communication with guides in meditation, especially when seeking specific information and guidance. It can help one to understand the importance of communicating one’s truth, knowledge, understanding and wisdom. It can also be used on the third eye to calm an over active mind and to assist in calming and stilling one’s thoughts.
Ailments: Sore throat, laryngitis and other throat inflammations, balances the thymus and thyroid glands and helps calm hyperactivity.
Rock legend: Agate is believed to discern truth, accept circumstances, and is a powerful emotional healer. Legend says that Agate improves memory and concentration, increases stamina and encourages honesty. Agate is said to be particularly beneficial to people born under the sign of Gemini as it helps them to remain calm and focused. It is believed to prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, to enhance personal courage and protect one against danger. Agate provides a calming influence, improves perception, concentration and helps to develop and increase one's analytical talents.