Recognize the beauty around and within you.
Attract life-long prosperity and abundance.
Reduce sensitivity and banish depression.
Release the past and give birth to a new life.
Let Moss Agate refresh and enliven your soul!
Mineralogy of Moss Agate
Mineral Family: Tectosilicate
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Color: Colorless Agate with green (chlorite) and red/brown (iron hornblende) inclusions
Crystal System: Hexagonal/trigonal
Luminescence: Green (long wave) / Yellowish-white (short wave)
Transparency: Translucent, opaque
Location: Agate is found all over the world. The best Moss Agate is mined in India. Additional deposits are found in Australia, China, Russia (the Urals), and the United States (Colorado).
Mineral Family: Moss Agate is a Silicate mineral. Agate is a tiny twig on a far off branch of the crystal family tree. Silicate minerals form the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Quartz is a large mineral family in its own right, and has two main subdivisions, macrocrystalline (crystals that are large enough to be seen by the naked eye, for example, Amethyst) and microcrystalline (crystals so small they can only be seen through a microscope, for example, Agate). All microcrystalline Quartz fall under the subcategory of Chalcedony, which is then further subdivided. One of these categories is Agate. Moss Agate is a type of agate which is colorless with dark green inclusions, reminiscent of moss.
Formation: Moss Agate is created when liquid magma from a volcanic explosion cools down and transforms into igneous rocks. During this cooling down period, silica acid bubbles shift from being a gas/liquid into a solid compound. The bubble becomes a hollow space in the igneous rock and the silica acid becomes Quartz crystals. Agates are formed when thin sheets of Quartz are layered with other minerals, creating a wide variety of colors and patterns.
Mining: Agates are the primary product of numerous mines worldwide. Typically, Agates are found in their primary deposits and still have their original relationship with the host rock. Agates are usually ball or almond-shaped nodules ranging in size from a fraction of an inch to several yards in diameter. If the Agate fills the entire hollow space left by the gas bubble, it is called an Agate Almond. If a hollow remains in the center, it is called an Agate Geode.
Enhancements: Lab created Agates are rare, while dyed Agates are extremely common. Moss Agates are fully natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
History of Moss Agate
Moss Agate is a relatively “new” healing stone whose properties have only recently begun to be explored. As a result, it was not included in early lapidaries, texts which describe gemstones and their powers. However, many other types of Agate have rich histories. It is certainly possible that Moss Agate may have used by indigenous cultures for ornaments as well as for healing and spiritual purposes.
Moss Agate itself may not have any historical stories or symbols associated with it. But the plant moss, which the dendritic strands within the agate closely resembles, does. Moss is a symbol for luck, money, maternal love, and patience. Moss also reminds us that even when our background or past lacks stability or strong roots, we can still thrive and create a lush future for ourselves.
Photos: Moss Heart
Healing Properties of Moss Agate
Spiritual: Moss Agate brings a spiritual awareness to everyday life. This is a stone which helps us to see the beauty of life and to feel refreshed in our soul. It puts us in touch with our Highest Self, allowing that to guide our actions. When placed in gardens or houseplants, Moss Agate attracts devas and other nature spirits which create a more lush and vibrant environment. Moss Agate is a wonderful manifestation stone and is particularly good for attracting wealth. Moss Agate is attuned to the Root, Sacral, and Heart Chakras and is linked to the astrological signs of Gemini, Virgo and connected to the element of Earth and vibrates to the number 1 and 7.
Emotional: Moss Agate helps us to understand and release wounds from our past and embark on a new life. It radiates a very peaceful energy which can help calm mood swings and show us how to detach ourselves from addictions to emotional drama. Moss Agate is particularly useful for helping us deal with the daily challenges of life and to build and maintain a healthy self-esteem. It gives us the tenacity to survive stressful times and inspires us to be hopeful and determined to improve our future. By connecting us with our Highest Self, we are better equipped to self-sooth and give ourselves the emotional comfort, love and acceptance we sometimes really need. Moss Agate also improves communication skills and improves relationships.
Mental: Moss Agate helps us to see the positive side of things and to resist the urge to sweat the small stuff. There is a “wholesome” quality to Moss Agate which can help us to stay in integrity and to make good decisions that will serve us well in the future. Moss Agate reveals the bigger picture and reminds us to be patient, conscious and wise. This is a particularly good stone for anyone working in agriculture, botany, or environmental studies as it helps us to clearly communicate with plants and understand what is needed to make our world more healthy.
Physical: Metaphysicals refer to Moss Agate as the “midwife stone” and use it when working with women during pregnancy and labor. It is said to have a stabilizing influences on all the systems of the physical body and to boost the immune system. It is often used to treat common illnesses like the cold and flu, and their various symptoms, but it is also said to be good for stabilizing the body during chronic illnesses. Moss Agate is believed to reduce sensitivity to weather and environmental pollutants, particularly air-quality. Moss Agate is also believed to help with fungal infections, hypoglycemia, and dehydration.
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These Moss Agates were mined and tumbled in India.
The owner of the tumbling company is one of my very favorite suppliers. He has been in the business for over twenty years and has some of the most gorgeous tumbled stones available. He sells only once a year at the Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona.
It would be my pleasure to hand-select a beautiful Moss Agate for you.
This price is for one stone.
You can buy a single Moss Agate or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Moss Agate measures approximately 1 inch at its longest length and has a unique shape with soft edges. Tumbled stones are natural products and variations are part of their beauty.
The stone I choose for you will be smooth and free of chips and have dark green strands in clear and milk blue agate. If you buy multiple stones, I will choose stones that look and feel particularly good together. Stones will be cleansed and smudged with sage before being shipped to you.
With their beautiful colors and clean energies, these Moss Agates are perfect for crystal healing. Add them to a medicine bag, place them on an altar, use them in a crystal elixir, fashion them into jewelry, or simply carry them in your pocket.
Safe Handling of Moss Agate
Moss Agate will gradually lose its color over time if left in direct sunlight, particularly if the stone is translucent. It is always considered a “best practice” to keep your stones and crystals out of direct sunlight as much as possible.
Good To Know:
Moss Agates are physically durable stones. As long as they are rounded and without thin edges, they can be carried in a pocket or medicine bag, or worn as jewelry on an everyday basis, without significant danger of the stone chipping or breaking.
Moss Agates can be physically cleansed with water or a dusting cloth.
Moss Agate can be energetically cleansed using any method. They will appreciate being soaked in fresh water, set outside to absorb the moonlight, and/or being smudged with smoke or incense. Use your own intuition to determine the best method.
Tumbled and fully smooth Moss Agate can be safely used to make direct-infusion “Moss Agate Water” for drinking or bathing. Before making any direct-infusion elixir ALWAYS check the mineralogical properties of the stone to ensure it is not toxic. Only use fully tumbled stones or natural Quartz points in direct-infusion elixirs, never rough stones. When in doubt, make an indirect-infusion elixir instead.
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