Gray Agate has a very calm, gentle and steady presence, which encourages us to be more conscious of our thoughts and feelings and their effect on our long-term well being. Gray Agate stabilizes the aura and balances our yin and yang energies. It also shows us how to be in better balance with the larger world around us. It aids us in seeing the positive and negative forces that exist in the world, and to be both realistic about our limitations and empowered in our possibilities. It helps us to walk through “the real world” with greater ease, neither giving in to despair nor sheltering ourselves from painful realities. Gray Agate invites us to help raise the collective consciousness, starting with ourselves and our loved ones, and then extending steadily outward to eventually embrace the whole world. Gray Agate shows us that we can, in fact, create a better world where all beings are safe and given the means to grow and thrive. But first, we must personally embrace a more mature spiritual path where fear is no longer a driving force in our lives. Gray Agate is also useful tool for remembering past lives and prenatal memories. It is attuned to the Root Chakras and linked to the astrological sign of Gemini. It is connected to the element of Earth and Wind, and vibrates to the numbers 1 and 7.
Agate Emotional Healing Properties
Gray Agate dissolves inner tension and turmoil. It helps us to calmly make good decisions that will best support our Highest Good and the Highest Good of those around us. Gray Agate releases the anger, fear, and bitterness that has gotten trapped in our heart and helps us to better understand the complexity of human emotions and responses. It specifically helps us to correctly identify the forces that are causing the most discomfort in our lives and to find practical solutions for them. It counsels patience too, reminding us that healing and progress sometimes takes considerable time and effort. Gray Agate inspires feelings of emotional safety and security. It is also a fantastic stone for increasing emotional intelligence and maturity.
Agate Mental Healing Properties
Gray Agate encourages analytical thinking and a love of truth. It helps us to see what is truly real, rather than forcing facts to conform to our expectations and desires. Gray Agate counsels us to be cautious about our instinctive emotional reactions, and to not allow them to hijack our sense of reason. It helps us to be more comfortable with complexity. Unsurprisingly, Gray Agate is particularly good at helping us see “the shades of gray” that often exist. It quietly reminds us to avoid dividing the world into overly-simplistic categories of “good” and “bad.” Gray Agate aids mental concentration and encourages us to stay calm even under pressure. It helps us to engage in honest self-analysis when needed and to be precise in our thinking and conclusions. Gray Agate encourages quiet contemplation and a willingness to continually refine our beliefs based on new knowledge and experiences.
Agate Physical Healing Properties
Gray Agate is used by metaphysical healers to stabilize physical health and to encourage healthy digestion and elimination. Gray Agate is believed to support the uterus and is thus considered a valuable pregnancy stone. It is said to protect and encourage the healthy growth of the infant in utero. It is also said to encourage a normal delivery and to help the mother recover swiftly after childbirth. Like other Agates, Gray Agate is said to be extremely good for eye health.
Julie Abouzelof is the owner of Moonrise Crystals and an advocate for responsibly sourced gems and minerals. Her first career was in education teaching history, geology and anthropology, as well as working with special-needs students. She is now a heart-centered entrepreneur who encourages mindfulness and positive action to heal ourselves and the world. Julie lives in Hawaii with her lover and a little parrot named Darwin.