||Mottled, swirled and veined, often small to medium, tumbled or polished
ATTRIBUTES: Charoite is a stone of transformation. It is the soul stone that overcomes fear. Charoite stimulates inner vision and spiritual insight and aids in coping with enormous change at a spiritual level. To facilitate this, it synthesizes the heart and crown chakras, cleanses the aura, and stimulates unconditional love. Charoite encourages vibrational change and links to higher realities. At the same time, it provides deep physical and emotional healing. It helps you to accept the present moment as perfect and integrates "negative qualities" and facilitates acceptance of others. It releases deep fears and is particularly useful for overcoming resistance or putting things into perspective. It bestows drive, vigor, and spontaneity and is able to reduce stress and worry, bringing about a relaxed attitude. Charoite can be used to overcome compulsions and obsessions by balancing the crown chakra. It also assists in overcoming a sense of alienation or frustration. Charoite stimulates perceptive observations and analysis and applies these to facilitate a fast decision. It helps anyone who is driven by other people's thoughts and programs rather than their own. Charoite grounds the spiritual self into everyday reality. It encourages path of service to humanity and this stone opens and balances the crown chakra. It can bring insightful visions of past lives and suggests way to redress karma on a personal and collective level.
HEALING: Charoite transmutes negative energy into healing and converts disease into wellness. It reenergizes the body when exhausted, heals and integrates dualities, and regulates blood pressure. Charoite treats the eyes, heart, liver, and pancreas. It reverses liver damage due to alcohol, and alleviates cramps, aches, and pains. Charoite bestows deep sleep with powerful dreams, overcomes insomnia, and gives children cal sleep. It is helpful where dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system is affecting the heart. Charoite heals autism and bipolar disorders.
||Clear or milky white, gray, blue, green, pink, brown, often artificially colored
Waxy and soft, usually banded, sometimes translucent with small crystals, various sizes. Often sold as artificially colored slices that have no therapeutic properties
ATTRIBUTES: Formed from microscopic crystals of quartz laid down in bands, this is a very stable crystal. Agates are grounding stones, bringing about an emotional, physical, and intellectual balance. They aid in centering and stabilizing physical energy. A very soothing and calming stone, Agate works slowly but brings great strength. It gently facilitates acceptance of one's self and builds self-confidence. Agate's love of truthfulness encourages speaking one's own truth and will help over come negativity and bitterness of the heart. It heals inner anger, fostering love and courage to start again and is useful for any kind of emotional trauma, creating a sense of safety and security by dissolving internal tension. Agate encourages quiet contemplation and assimilation of life experiences, leading to spiritual growth and inner stability.
HEALING: Agate stabilizes the aura, eliminating and transforming negative energies. Its cleansing effect is powerful at the physical and emotional levels. Placed on the heart, it will heal the emotional disease that prevents acceptance of love. Placed on the abdomen or taken as an elixir, Agate stimulates the digestive process and relieves gastritis. It heals the eyes, stomach, and uterus; it cleanses the lymphatic system and the pancreas; it strengthens blood vessels and heals skin disorders.