Blue Lace agate Healing Properties, Meanings, and Uses
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Quick Overview of Blue Lace Agate
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Blue Lace Agate Meanings and Introduction
Blue Lace Agate has a soft, soothing elegance, like sky-blue waters released from winter's grasp. Its graceful, circular design has a stimulating, positive effect on emotions and attitudes. It is not a stone of protection but rather of encouragement and support. Its circular flowing energy calms, uplifts, and elevates.
Blue Lace Agate is a stone of communication, helping those who have difficulty being heard by others or who need confidence and articulation to share their truths. It provides clarity of thought and unwavering intent in regard to what matters most. Blue Lace Agate is a Stone of the Diplomat, assisting communication in situations were angry words must be avoided, but clear understanding is necessary.
Blue Lace Agate is a variety of banded Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. It is usually banded in layers of predominantly light blue, striped with brighter blues, whites, and even brown threads of color. Agate is sometimes called the earth rainbow because, in its various forms, the concentric bands in nature form nearly every color the earth can produce, including a colorless form.
Historically, Agate has been discovered with the artifacts of Neolithic people and was used as healing amulets and ornamentation dating back to Babylon. Its medicinal uses continued through the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations and spread throughout Africa and the Middle East into Russia. Agate sparked a world renowned stonecutting and polishing industry in Germany that flourished from the 15th to the 19th century and exists today.
Metaphysically, Agate has a lower intensity and vibrates to a slower frequency than other stones but is highly regarded as a stabilizing and strengthening influence. The layered bands of microscopic quartz in Agate may appear delicate, they are actually very strong. Agate is excellent for balancing emotional, physical, and intellectual energy and in harmonizing yin and yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe.
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Healing Benefits Overview
Blue Lace Agate inspires loyalty and trustworthiness. It is a support crystal for all caregivers, calming stress-related situations and overcoming communication difficulties. Carry or wear Blue Lace Agate if you struggle to express your emotions without getting upset.
Blue Lace Agate counteracts the repression and suppression of feelings caused by past fears, judgments, or rejections. It dissolves old blockage patterns and doubt and permits new methods of self-expression and growth. Blue Lace Agate is especially beneficial in helping men realize and accept their feelings and sensitivities.
As a support crystal, Blue Lace Agate assists those who fear speaking in public or sharing thoughts and ideas with strangers. It is a great stone for those who communicate for a living, such as workshop directors, lecturers, teachers, or anyone who must connect in a clear, intelligent manner. Blue Lace Agate also tranquilizes and relaxes the mind of executives and calms stress in postal workers.
Blue Lace Agate's calm, centering properties also aid those who are unable to stop talking or who speak before thinking about the consequences of their words. It encourages discernment about the thoughts they share and the beauty of inner silence. It helps those who have trouble keeping a secret and promotes an understanding of the sanctity of trust. It is an excellent stone for imaginative children who present created stories and may need help in discerning whether an event was real or imagined.
Agate promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity. Its warm, protective properties encourage security and self-confidence. It is a great crystal to use during pregnancy. Agate also helps new mothers avoid the "baby blues" sometimes experienced after giving birth, and an Agate jewel worn between the breasts encourages lactation.
Blue Lace Agate healing properties can help with physical, emotional, and spiritual balance and issues. It has healing powers to help with physical ailments and emotional issues. It is also used in Energy Healing and Chakra balancing. Blue Lace Agate healing crystal therapies include soothing tension-related headaches and providing overall peace and harmony. The therapeutic uses of Blue Lace Agate have a long and well-documented history. Meditation with Blue Lace Agate is also highly recommended.
Physical Healing Properties
Blue Lace Agate is thought to relieve sore throats and aching or swollen glands in the neck and may aid thyroid problems. It helps strengthen the skeletal structure and is useful in treating arthritis and hereditary bone deformity, as well as mending breaks and fractures.
Agate enhances mental function by improving concentration, perception, and analytical abilities. Blue Lace Agate also aids in fluid balance around the brain. The hydrocephalic may find relief by using a liquid elixir of this stone. (We recommend the indirect method of preparation.)
Placed on the abdomen or used as an elixir, Agate stimulates the digestive system and relieves gastritis. It is beneficial for the eyes, hollow organs such as the stomach, uterus, intestines, etc., and heals skin disorders and itching due to insect bites.
Agate is helpful to the heart and blood vessels. Wearing an Agate in the middle of the chest strengthens the cardiac muscle and heals emotional disharmony that prevents acceptance of love.
Blue Lace Agate is soothing for tension-related headaches and high blood pressure. A cold Agate placed on the forehead is generally effective in curing fever. (If the fever returns, however, consult a doctor.) Agate may also reduce the symptoms of epilepsy and, for some people, guard against sleepwalking.
Emotional Healing Properties
Agate encourages a sense of reality and pragmatic thinking. Agates with regular designs soothe those who desire peace and harmony, while those with irregular designs can stimulate action and important decision-making.
Agate is beneficial in self-analysis and uncovering hidden circumstances that might interfere with well-being. It promotes self-acceptance and confidence, encouraging the speaking of one's own truth. Agate overcomes negativity and bitterness of the heart, by healing anger, fostering love, and lending the courage to start over. It is useful for any kind of trauma.
Chakra Balancing Healing Properties
Agate stabilizes the aura, eliminating and transforming negative energies. Its cleansing effect is powerful at all levels. Agate stabilizes the aura, eliminating and transforming negative energies. Its cleansing effect is powerful at all levels.
Blue Lace Agate is particularly stimulating to the Throat and Third Eye Chakras.
Blue Lace Agate, with its blue crystal energy, will open and clear the Throat Chakra. The Throat Chakra is the voice of the body, a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakras to be expressed. If it is blocked or out of balance, it can affect the health of the other chakras. In balance, it allows for the expression of what we think and what we feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions. When the throat chakra is in balance and open, we can bring our personal truth out into the world. We have an easy flow of energy within the body and spirit. The energy that springs upward from the lower chakras can continue its path enabling free expression and natural release.
Blue Lace Agate can also be used on the Third Eye to soothe an overactive mind and to still one's thoughts. The Third Eye, or Brow Chakra, is the center of perception and command. It directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world. Our consciousness is located here.
Benefits for Spirituality
Blue Lace Agate contains the qualities of flight, air, movement, and grace and helps one attain an extremely high spiritual level, especially when used for inner attunement.
Agate raises awareness and links to the collective consciousness of the oneness of life. It encourages quiet contemplation of one's life experiences, leading to spiritual growth and inner stability.
The Color Energy of Blue Lace Agate
Blue Lace Agate is pale blue, usually banded with brighter blue, white, or even brown threads of color.
Blue Lace Agate is the color of ice reflecting the slowly lightening winter sky as the deep violets depart, and the sun climbs higher each day. As winter gives way to spring and new life is ready to burst forth, blue marks the beginning of life and emotion. Blue crystals bring faith, patience, and respect, lending the focus we need to become more sincere, act more responsibly, and become more trustworthy.
The lighter bands of Agate help us reflect on, question, and relax in our acceptance of the life we have. They help us develop patience, reconcile differences, or seek forgiveness. They're excellent for recovery efforts from addictions or destructive patterns, aid in curbing tempers and help us become more dependable and cheerful. The darker layers of Blue Lace Agate enhance respect and compassion within ourselves. They teach us humanity, discretion, and honor.
Meditation with Blue Lace Agate
Blue Lace Agate provides a wide variety of formations conducive to meditative focus. The intricate movements within the crystal encourage a calm, relaxing state and open the mind to higher thoughts and inner truths.
Blue Lace Agate Meanings in Divination
The Divinatory meaning of Blue Lace Agate: Express the feelings that are in your heart honestly, and you will receive a favorable response.
Dreaming of Agate signifies a journey.
Blue Lace Agate Crystals for Angels
If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Blue Lace Agate can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.
|Date||Crystal Color||Name of Guardian Angel|
|Jun 16 - Jun 21||Blue||Caliel|
|July 28 - Aug 1||Light Blue||Haaiah|
There are other Angels that are partial to Blue Lace Agate, too. The table below gives you more information about them.
|Purpose||Crystal Color||Name of Angel|
|Aids you while dealing with Anger.||Blue||Af|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates June 16-21; Gemini.||Blue||Caliel|
|Ruler of Earth/Snow||Blue||Shalgiel|
|Understanding Angel Tree of Life, the Ruler of Saturn, and the Guardian of Thursday.||Blue||Tzaphiel|
|Mercy Angel; Tree of Life, Ruler of Thursday, and Jupiter. Zadkiel also helps you Heal Memory.||Dk. Blue||Zadkiel (Zadekiel)|
|Ruler of the Moon.||Dk. Blue||Jarahel|
|Guardian of the Twenty-Third Mansion of the Moon; Capricorn.||Dk. Blue||Requiel|
|Raguel helps you to Heal Relationships.||Lt. Blue||Raguel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates July 28-August 1; Leo.||Lt. Blue||Haaiah|
Blue Lace Agate for the Goddess
Blue Lace Agate is dedicated to Nerthus, the Norse/Germanic Earth Goddess of Fertility, and Hanwi, The Sioux Moon Goddess. Her name means "Night Sun" and she guards her people during the night, protecting them from harm and from evil spirits.
All Agates honor Aurora, the Roman Goddess of the Dawn and Mother of the Winds. She brings the beauty of dawn each day, the vivid colors streaked and swirled across the clouds.
All Agates honor Bona Dea, the Roman Earth Goddess of Fertility and the Greek Goddess of Women. She protects women through all of their changes and is a skilled healer, particularly with herbs.
All Agates honor Gaia, the Greek Earth Mother Goddess. Born directly out of Chaos, the primal emptiness, she was the first (or one of the first) beings to appear during the process of creation and is honored as being the Earth itself.
All Agates honor Cerridwen, the Welsh Goddess of Inspiration and Knowledge. She rules the gifts of prophecy and magic and powers death and rebirth. She is the guardian of spiritual transformation.
All Agates honor Nyx, the Greek Goddess of the Night. She is usually seen riding in a chariot, trailing stars, and painting the night sky. Agate is strongly associated with Nyx because of its properties to protect against stress and for keeping bad dreams away.
Blue Lace Agate can also be used in devotions to Clota, the Goddess of the River Cldye; Callisto, the Greek Moon Goddess; Chirakan-Ixmucane, the Mayan Creator Goddess; Dione, Phoenician Earth Goddess; Itzpapaloti, the Aztec Butterfly Goddess; and Jana, the Roman Goddess of Secret and Hidden Things.
Blue Lace Agate Birthstone
There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. Finally, many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.
In this section, you will find information on all three approaches.
Blue Lace Agate is not a traditional birthstone.
With their beautiful light blue color, these stones are some of the natural birthstones of those born while the world awaits the vernal equinox and spring (February 19 - March 19). This is a time when new life is about to burst forth, a time of faith and trust. Blue crystals bring you patience and respect.
Zodiac Crystal for Gemini
Agate is one of the zodiac stones for those born under the sign Gemini between May 21 and June 20, when the Earth is approaching summer. Gemini's constellation is known as the Sign of the Inventor and is seen as twins side by side in the sky. It is closely associated with the planet Mercury.
Those born under this sign can see both sides of an issue. They're flexible and can go with the flow, and can be lively and talkative or restless and nervous depending on their setting. Those born when the Sun is in Gemini are quick thinkers, quick-witted, and quick on their feet.
Meaning in Talismans and Amulets
Blue Lace Agates are Seeker Transformer crystals. Seekers contain the crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind to find the way to new horizons and new capabilities. They're pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, the wanderer, and the explorer. They're also crystals of the student and the researcher.
Transformer crystals enhance efforts to change our situations, prospects, health, outlook, or relationships. By transforming ourselves we transform our lives. We learn to dance, speak a new language, grow stronger, or become a better spouse or child. Seeker crystals with the earth power of the Transformer are excellent talismans to aid our efforts to grow, develop new capabilities, and change our lives.
Using Blue Lace Agate in Feng Shui
Blue Lace Agate utilizes Water energy, the energy of stillness, quiet strength, and purification. It embodies potentialities unrealized. It is yielding, formless, yet powerful. The Water element brings the power of regeneration and rebirth. It is the energy of the circle of life. Use blue crystals to enhance any space you use for repose, calm reflection, or prayer. Water energy is traditionally associated with the North area of a home or room. It is associated with the Career and Life Path area, its flowing energy assuring a balance of energy as your life unfolds and flows.
Meanings in Ancient Lore and History
Ancient Romans valued the Agate for its reputed medicinal and talismanic properties. Powdered and mixed with water, it was said to counteract serpents' venom. Pliny, a Roman historian, quoted the Magii as teaching in Persia that storms might be averted by burning Agates.
Agates were believed to make their wearers agreeable, and persuasive and give them the favor of God, guarding them against all dangers and enabling them to vanquish earthly obstacles, such as high winds and lightning. Ancient seafarers used Agate in amulets of protection from the fury of the surging ocean.
"The wearing of Agate was believed to be a cure for insomnia and was thought to induce pleasant dreams."
Legends claim Agate to have the power to secure the wearer from danger and protect children from falling and endow their owners with strength, courage, and the ability to heal fears.
Agate has a rich history of divinely revealed images within its natural veining, inclusions, and markings. Such images as the Virgin Mary, Jesus, John the Baptist, angels, and various other human forms have manifested themselves in these natural works of art and are found in churches and museums around the world.
Agate is believed to be the middle stone in the third row of the breastplate of the High Priest.
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What is Blue Lace Agate?
Blue Lace Agate is a variety of banded Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family.
Where is Blue Lace Agate found?
Blue Lace Agate was originally discovered in Namibia, Africa. Small quantities have also been found in a few locations around the United States as well as in Brazil, China, and India.
How is Blue Lace Agate formed?
Volcanic and metamorphic rocks are where Agates are formed. The layers of chalcedony were produced over time from numerous episodes of deposition and dissolution.
What is Blue Lace Agate good for?
Blue Lace Agate is a stone of encouragement and support. Its circular flowing energy calms, uplifts, and elevates.
Can Blue Lace Agate go in water?
Blue Lace Agate is Water safe. On the Mohs Hardness scale, Blue Lace Agate is 6.5 - 7, making it suitable for submersion.
What does Blue Lace Agate mean?
Blue Lace Agate was named for the white and blue lines that form a lace-like pattern.
How do you cleanse Blue Lace Agate?
The most common method used to cleanse Blue Lace Agate is by using salt.
How do you charge Blue Lace Agate?
Most healers charge Blue Lace Agate in the moonlight. You can also charge them with sunlight and Selenite.
Can Blue Lace Agate be left in the sun?
Yes, Blue Lace Agate is safe in sunlight.
How hard is Blue Lace Agate?
On the Mohs Hardness scale, Blue Lace Agate is 6.5 - 7.
How to use Blue Lace Agate?
There are tons of different ways to utilize your crystals. For the best results, it is recommended to wear Blue Lace Agate as Jewelry. Specifically, pendants or necklaces. The closer to the Throat Chakra, the better.
What does Blue Lace Agate look like?
It is usually banded in layers of predominantly light blue, striped with brighter blues, whites, and even brown threads of color. These bands form a lace-like pattern.
How can you tell if Blue Lace Agate is real?
Conduct a scratch test. Blue Lace Agate is a 6.5 - 7 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. Take a piece of glass and try to scratch the surface of the stone. The glass should not leave a scratch if it is genuine. You can also take a piece of Blue Lace Agate and try to scratch a piece of glass. The stone should leave a scratch if it is genuine.
What does Blue Lace Agate symbolize?
Blue Lace Agate symbolizes communication, freedome, serenity, and peacefulness.
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