Agate has soothing energy, and improves vitality and self-esteem. It is also good for grounding. Agate is associated with the first chakra.
Agate can be white, blue, red, green, yellow, orange, brown, pink, purple, gray, black, banded, or multicolored. A member of the quartz family, it has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale. Agate is form of chalcedony – it is distinguished from other forms of chalcedony in that it has to be banded.
Forms of agate include: Geodes, Blue Lace Agate, Botswana, Condor, Crazy Lace, Dendritic, Eye, Fire, Fortification, Iris, Laguna, Mos, Onyx, Sagenite, Sardonyx, and Snakeskin.