Botswana Agate - Botswana Stone
Botswana Agate is a rock consisting primarily of cryptocrystalline silica, chiefly chalcedony, alternating with microgranular quartz. It is characterized by its fineness of grain and variety of color. Although agates may be found in various kinds of host rock, they are classically associated with volcanic rocks and can be common in certain metamorphic rocks.
Agate gets it’s name from the place where it was first located in ancient Sicily. The philosopher Theophrastus found an agate stone when walking along the shore of the river Achates. Ancient Islamic cultures believed that agate could ward off the evil eye and tragedies. Babylonians believed that agate properties could be used to dispel evil energy. The ancient Egyptians believed agate meaning to refer to as many things as protection against natural disasters like lightning, protection from thirst and as having the ability to deliver powers of speech. Persians also believed that agate stone could be used to defend against storms. The power of agate gemstone to the ancient Chinese was more internal. They believed that agate crystal meaning was one of spiritual protection and could stimulate one’s life force while cleansing their mind to make space for good luck and fortune. By the Medieval times, the belief surrounding agate properties was that it could deliver a plentiful harvest if tied to the horns of an oxen.
Botswana Agate can help those who have repressed emotional issues that need to be addressed so that they can let go and heal. Botswana Agate has an anti-depressant quality. It can be helpful for those who are struggling to be genuine in their lifestyle, as it promotes an understanding of the need for deeper meaning. Botswana Agate stimulates the exploration of the unknown and furthers one's quest toward the enlightened state.
Use Botswana Agate to promote creative ability in any project or goal. Botswana Agate encourages one to find solutions rather than focusing on negative aspects of daily challenges. Crystal healers like to use Botswana Agate for its soothing and calming qualities. Botswana Agate energizes the auric body and encourages eternal and constant love by bringing in the energies of Universal and Unconditional Love. Botswana Agate is a reminder that we are love and compassion in action.
In general, Agates carry a quiet energy that works on the subtle bodies, and are great for achieving stability and balance in many aspects of one’s life. Agates tend to work behind the scenes on the cause, instead of the symptom, of an issue. Agate is believed to improve mental functions and can help where issues of clarity and stability are concerned. Agate is also helpful in overcoming negative emotions by bringing love into the chakras. Although they work very slowly and deliberately, this gentle nature of Agate helps them to have a lasting impact.