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Moss Agate

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Moss agate is one of the more modest members of the crystal world. It lacks the glitter of lapis lazuli, the radiance of clear quartz, or the striations of tiger’s eye, a flashier representative of the agate family. However, if you examine a moss agate closely, you may discover a world within it.

This stone is characteristically white or clear with an internal pattern of black, gray, brown, red, or green.  I think the green is the most beautiful.  Its interior resembles a delicate and beautiful plant, or when the imagination is fully active, a forest.

Because of these markings, this stone has traditionally been considered to have a special relationship with nature. 

Its markings also have another significance. It can be used to correct imbalances and conflicts between the left brain (the logical, rational side) and the right brain (related to intuition and seeing the unity of things or ideas).  It can help highly methodical people to let go of some of their restrictions, and it assists highly creative people to manifest their visions in practical ways.

Healing Properties of Moss Agate

Moss agates are considered the most powerful of the agates.  It was the agate of warriors.  Moss agate is the most powerful of the agates that helps balance emotional energy.  It helps the user to let go of anger and bitterness, so the emotions are balanced.

Moss agate also strengthens in times of stress.  Moss agate enhances concentration, persistence, endurance, and success in one’s endeavors.  It is an abundance stone.

Amethyst

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amethystCrystalline quartz in shades of purple, lilac, or mauve is called amethyst, a stone traditionally worn to guard against drunkeness and to instill a sober mind.  The word amethyst comes from the Greek meaning “without drunkenness,” and amethyst is beleived to protect one from poison.

Power Stone

It is used as a dream stone and to help insomnia. Put an amethyst under your pillow to bring pleasant dreams or rub it across your forehead to offer relief from a headache.

Protection Stone

Ancient Egyptians used the amethyst to guard against guilty and fearful feelings.  It has been worn as protection from self-deception, as well as a protection against witchcraft.  The amethyst has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centers, making it one of the power stones.  It is also used as a meditation aid when worn as a necklace.

Wisdom Stone

The amethyst is known as the Bishop’s Stone, and it is still worn by Catholic Bishops.  The amethyst symbolizes piety, humility, sincerity, and spiritual wisdom.  It is thought that the amethyst is the perfect stone to symbolize The Age of Aquarius.

Healing Properties of Amethyst

Amethyst is a gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy.  A healer will usually wear several pieces of jewelry with amethysts set in silver, especially an amethyst necklace.  The person to be healed will have an amethyst to hold while the healing is being done.  The healer will place another piece of amethyst on the area of the body in need of healing, the heart or lungs usually.

Amethyst is used for problems in the blood and in breathing problems.  Amethyst crystal clusters are used to keep the air and life force in the home clean and positive.

Amethyst clusters, points, or several tumbled amethysts placed in a window that receives sun most of the day are very beneficial to use in healing and to heal negativity in the home.  Place amethyst clusters, points, or several tumbled amethysts in moonlight, and everyone in the home will be feeling calmer.  Using an amethyst as a meditation focus will increase the positive spiritual feelings.

Amethyst helps overcome fears and cravings.  It also helps relieve headaches.