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Black Agate - a stone of grounding & protection

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History of Black Agate

The term 'Agate' derives its name from the river Achates which is in Sicily. Greek philosophers envisaged this gem as early as 300 B.C, and it was recognized as the stone of warriors in the ancient times. The stone was given its name by Theophrastus, a Greek philosopher and naturalist, who discovered the stone along the shore line of the Dirillo River or Achates (Ancient Greek: Ἀχάτης) in Sicily, sometime between the 4th and 3rd centuries BC.


Agates come in various forms and colors and are among the earliest stones which can be used for healing and bringing good luck. Agates come in many colours like Clear, Milky white, Grey, Blue, Green, Pink and Brown. The various types of Agates includes- Blue Banded Agate, Banded Agate, Black Agate, Blue Lace Agate, Botswana Agate, Bull's Eye Agate, Cathedral Agate, Colorin Agate, Crackled Fire Agate, Crazy Lace Agate, Dendritic Agate, Fire Agate, Fire-burn Agate, Geode Agate, Green Agate, Holly Blue Agate, Laguna Agate, Luna Agate, Moss Agate and many more.


Black agate is a form of chalcedony which is a form of Quartz crystal. When you hold this stone and look at it, it will look like solid rock but when you hold it up to the light, you will notice that it's actually translucent. Black agate stone is found all over the world with the biggest mines in Brazil, Mexico, United States, Uruguay, and Madagascar.

 Black Agate OM Coaster

Healing Properties of Black Agate
Black Agate, or kala aqeeq, like all other black stones, is a prime grounding, protective and an armoured crystal. It gives a tranquilised peace that helps people during a period of dispossession & bereavement. Black Agate gives inner strength and robustness to march forward and is also very helpful in stabilising the peace in stressful conditions. This calming and serene stone will keep one composed while tackling with practical decision-making situations. Black agate forms a bridge between the heavenly energy and the earthly energy, thus bringing spiritual level energy into your hara line and sediments it into the earthly reality and consciousness. It brings spiritual awareness into action, maintains a balance between earth and the sky.


Since ancient time, Black Agate is used for its grounding, balancing and centering effects. It is closely connected to the Root chakra. Wearing jewelry made from this gemstone will bring you peace, balance your positive and negative energy, relieve anxiety and provide protection during hard times. In the past, this gemstone was used for alleviating and healing joint and bone problems, neck and shoulder pain relief, helps with digestion and eases nausea. Black agate is a stone of new beginnings, change, and transition soothing deep emotions like grief, anxiety, and anger.




Black Agate Physical Healing Benefits
This stone stabilises Root chakra, helps with cleaning your body from negative energy and negative thoughts giving you the opportunity to prosper. Grounding energy of this gemstone will help your body cope with diseases, headaches, heal your pancreas, eyes, uterus, and skin problems. It will help you focus, bring more energy into your life and help you deal with all problems and make good decisions.


Black Agate Emotional Healing Benefits
Black Agate is believed to provide prosperity and courage. It will help you associate with physical and spiritual planes and ground them in reality. This stone is considered to be mainly balancing stone that will clean negative energy from your aura, bring in more energy and joy and peace into your life. If you are very emotional, feel bad, abandoned or angry, black agate will bring you stability and balance with its soothing energy.



Placement of Black Agate
Put the agate in the part of the house that most needs energy replenishment and gentle healing. For example, agate is perfect for the health zone (east) and the wealth zone (southeast). At the same time, fiery red agate will get along perfectly in the southwest – in the sector of love and marriage.



The Chakra
Black Agate can stabilise and cleanse all chakras, but it's primarily associated with the Root Chakra. The Root Chakra is where you connect with the earth and the energy of existence in the corporeal world. A stable and balanced Root Chakra means you constantly feel secure and safe in your existence.
Wearing jewellery made from this gemstone will bring you peace, balance your positive and negative energy, relieve anxiety and provide protection during hard times.


Zodiac Sign





May 22 to Jun 21

Agate for balance and stability


Agate is the mystical birthstones for September. It cleanses and stabilises the aura, eliminating and transforming negativity.  Agate enhances mental function, improving concentration, perception and analytical abilities. It soothes and calms, healing inner anger or tension and creates a sense of security and safety.


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