Laguna Agate Meanings and Uses
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Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of Laguna Agate
Laguna Agate is the most highly praised banded agate in the world. It is known for its extremely tight banding and vibrant shades of red and scarlet. Laguna Agate is found in an area covering roughly four square miles in a remote mountain range in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.
Laguna Agate is a variety of banded Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. Though predominantly scarlet, its layers may contain shades of deep red, milky white, yellow, gold and brown. The name Agate comes from the Achetes River in Sicily, where Agates were first found. Usually banded in layers, or stripes, some varieties have "eye" markings, or specks of color, some have fossilized inclusions, and others are solid. Called the earth rainbow, the concentric bands of Agate form in nearly every color the earth can produce, including a colorless form.
Historically, Agate has been discovered with the artifacts of Neolithic people, and was used as healing amulets and ornamentation dating back to Babylon. Its medicinal uses continued through the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations, and spread throughout Africa and the Middle East into Russia. Agate sparked a world renowned stonecutting and polishing industry in Germany that flourished from the 15th to the 19th century, and exists today. [Simmons, 6][Mella, 67-68]
Metaphysically, Agate has a lower intensity and vibrates to a slower frequency than other stones, but is highly regarded as a stabilizing and strengthening influence. [Simmons, 6] Fiery Agates, like Laguna Agate, provide a steady, vibrant energy that stimulates a zest for living. They awaken the lower chakras and light the inner fires of Life Force, creativity, and sexuality.
Laguna Agate Uses and Purposes - Overview
Laguna Agate helps bind groups tightly together, and would greatly benefit educators, counselors, and professional coordinators. It also stimulates the imagination and inspiration of writers and artists, and has the power of weaving complex themes into a work of art.
Laguna Agate is an excellent stone for mathematical endeavors, enhancing precision and stimulating intellectual pursuits. [Melody, 90]
Fiery scarlet Agate can stimulate sexual and physical energy, increasing stamina and circulation, and is helpful in treating sexual imbalances.
Agate promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity. Its warm, protective properties encourage security and self-confidence. [Gienger, 7]
Agate stops the burning desires for things we do not need, and assists those juggling commitments or multiple jobs. It helps young children learn to walk and not fall as they get older. [Eason, 305] Agate also promotes marital fidelity. [Meloldy, 82]
Agate is useful as a protection amulet when traveling, and is especially effective against traffic accidents. [Megemont, 16]
Laguna Agate Healing Therapies - Overview
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Laguna Agate Physical Healing Energy
Agate enhances mental function by improving concentration, perception, and analytical abilities. [Hall, 39]
Laguna Agate assists in the assimilation of zinc, Vitamins A and D, and can be useful to the lower digestive tract and colon, and to enhance the elasticity of the intestinal walls. [Melody, 91]
Agate is beneficial for the eyes, hollow organs such as the stomach, uterus, etc., and heals skin disorders and itching due to insect bites. [Hall, 39][Gienger, 7][Megemont, 16]
Agate is helpful to the heart and blood vessels. Wearing an Agate in the middle of the chest strengthens the cardiac muscle, and heals emotional disharmony that prevents acceptance of love. [Megemont, 16][Hall, 39]
A cold Agate placed on the forehead is generally effective in curing fever. (If the fever returns, however, consult a doctor.) Agate may also reduce the symptoms of epilepsy, and for some people guards against sleepwalking. [Megemont, 15]
Laguna Agate Emotional Healing Energy
Laguna Agate is a powerful aid to heal the depths of depression and rise to a state of openness and acceptance of reality. It further encourages the continuance of life's dreams while remaining aware of worldly purposes. [Melody, 91]
Laguna Agate promotes the perseverance and strength it takes to lead to the development of personal abilities and inner balance. [Gienger, 9] Agates with irregular designs, such as Laguna Agate, can stimulate action and important decision making. [Megemont, 16]
Agate is beneficial in self-analysis and uncovering hidden circumstances that might interfere with well-being. It promotes self-acceptance and confidence, encouraging the speaking of one's own truth. Agate overcomes negativity and bitterness of the heart, by healing anger, fostering love, and lending the courage to start over. It is useful for any kind of trauma. [Hall, 39]
Agate stabilizes the aura, eliminating and transforming negative energies. Its cleansing effect is powerful at all levels. [Melody, 82][Hall, 39]
In predominant shades of red and scarlet, Laguna Agate is a powerful ally in healing Base Chakra blockages and traumas. The Base, or Root Chakra, is located at the base of the spine, and controls the energy for kinesthetic feeling and movement. It is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body. When physically out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as lethargy, low levels of activity, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation. When its spiritual energies are out of balance, you will feel flighty, disconnected from reality, and distant. When the Base Chakra is in balance, the physical body regains its strength and stamina, and the spiritual energy is rekindled in the form of security and sense of one's own power. It often leads to independence and spontaneous leadership.
Laguna Agate increases the flexibility in one's life, body, and mind, decreasing the shallowness of one's character. [Melody, 90]
Agate raises awareness and links into the collective consciousness of the oneness of life. It encourages contemplation of one's life experiences that lead to spiritual growth and inner stability. [Hall, 39][Melody, 82]
Laguna Agate, in predominant shades of scarlet, combines the energy of the pure red ray, and the exuberance and joy of the orange. It is the color of strength and vitality, both physical and spiritual. Scarlet crystals are amulets of protection from physical harm. They help overcome fear and improve self-reliance, and are the crystals of victory, success, and skill. Deep scarlet crystals are the key to the physical pleasures of maturity - in love, in life, and in relationships. Muted with brown they give us the natural sources of energy to enjoy life's pleasures that extend past the joyfulness of youth.
Dark red layers of Laguna Agate embody strong, deep feelings, durable energy and quiet passion. It is a masculine color, particularly useful for increasing devotion and seeing the seriousness of life.
Many Laguna Agates contain dark yellow layers. They bring the power to solidify new interests and new relationships, and can help wake things up and add zest, optimism, and meaning to life.
Laguna Agate provides a wide variety of crystal formations conducive for meditative focus. The intricate movements within the crystal encourage a calm, relaxing state and open the mind to higher thought and inner truths.
The Divinatory meaning of Agate: Consider both sides before making a decision. [Eason, 305]
Dreaming of Agate signifies a journey. [Kunz, 358]
If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Laguna Agate of the color listed can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.
There are other Angels that are partial to Laguna Agate. The table below gives you the information about them.
Laguna Agate honors Estsanatlehi, the Native American Goddess of Change. She is the Apache and Navajo Fertility Goddess known as the Changing Woman, or Laguna Agate Woman.
Laguna Agate honors Hathor, the Egyptian Goddess of Joy and Fertility. She is often honored as a special Goddess of Musicians, and as the “Mistress of Laguna Agate” she was the patron of Egyptian miners.
Laguna Agate honors Maat, the Egyptian Goddess of Justice. She represents the underlying holiness and unity of the Universe.
Laguna Agate honors Tara, or Dolma, the Buddhist “Savioress” Goddess, often depicted with a bluish-green complexion.
Laguna Agate honors Whope, the Lakota Sioux Goddess of Peace.
She is not only the goddess of harmony, but also of meditation and friendship. Whope is strongly associated with Laguna Agate because of its use for healing, bringing rain, and personal protection.
Laguna Agate honors Yemoja, the African Goddess of the Oceans and Protector of Pregnant Women. Honored not only in Africa, but also in Brazil, she is the patron of women, particularly pregant women, fishermen, and sunken ship survivors.
Laguna Agate colored crystals also honor Sophia, the Goddess of Wisdom. She is the feminine of the divine, the nurturing element of the life force.
There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.
In this section you will find information on all three approaches.
Laguna Agate is not a traditional birthstone.
Laguna Agate which is predominantly scarlet in color is one of the natural birthstones of those born in the first month of autumn (September 23 - October 21). Scarlet crystals bring you strength, vitality, willpower, and dedication.
Laguna Agate which has more red in color is the natural birthstone of those born in mid-autumn (October 22-November 20). Red crystals bring you energy, courage, passion, and love.
Agate is one of the zodiac stones for those born under the sign Gemini, between May 21 and June 20, when the Earth is approaching summer. The constellation Gemini is known as the Sign of the Inventor and is seen as twins side by side in the sky. It is closely associated with the planet Mercury. Those born under this sign can see both sides of an issue. They're flexible and can go with the flow, and can be lively and talkative, or restless and nervous depending on their setting. Those born when the Sun is in Gemini are quick thinkers, quick-witted, and quick on their feet.
Laguna Agate Amulets and Talismans
Agate amulets were worn in antiquity to guard from all dangers and to enable the wearer to vanquish earthly obstacles, such as high winds and lightning. [Kunz, 51]
Ancient seafarers used Agate in amulets of protection from the fury of the surging ocean. [Kunz, 39]
Laguna Agates are Seeker Transfomer crystals. Seekers contain the crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind to find the way to new horizons and new capabilities. They're pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, wanderer, and explorer. They're also crystals of the student and the researcher.
Transformer crystals enhance efforts to change our situations, prospects, health, outlook or relationships. By transforming ourselves we transform our lives. We learn to dance, speak a new language, grow stronger, or become a better spouse or child. Seeker crystals with the earth power of the Transformer are excellent talismans to aid our efforts to grow, develop new capabilities and change our lives.
Laguna Agate utilizes Fire energy. Fire energy is the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination and activity. It is Yang in nature. It is the energy of heat, action, emotion and passion - of ideas, of concepts, and sex. It is traditionally associated with the south area of a home or room, and with the fame and reputation area of your dwelling. Use its energy to give your life the boost it needs to enhance your standing in the community and within your family. Red and scarlet gemstones should be used sparingly, to bring the sun's power and the fire element's energy to your space.
Laguna Agate in Ancient Lore and Legend
Ancient Romans valued the Agate for its reputed medicinal and talismanic properties. Powdered and mixed with water, it was said to counteract serpents' venom. Pliny, a Roman historian, quoted the Magii as teaching in Persia that storms might be averted by burning Agates. [Fernie, 311-312]
Agates were believed to make their wearers agreeable, persuasive, and give them the favor of God, guarding them from all dangers, and enabling them to vanquish earthly obstacles, such as high winds and lightning. [Kunz, 51] Ancient seafarers used Agate in amulets of protection from the fury of the surging ocean. [Kunz, 39]
The wearing of Agate was believed to be a cure for insomnia and was thought to induce pleasant dreams. [Kunz, 52]
Legends claim Agate to have the power to secure the wearer from danger and to protect children from falling, and to endow their owners with strength, courage and the ability to heal fears. [Mella, 68]
Agate has a rich history of divinely revealed images within its natural veining, inclusions and markings. Such images as the Virgin Mary, Jesus, John the Baptist, angels and various other human forms have manifested themselves in these natural works of art and are found in churches and museums around the world.
Agate is believed to be the middle stone in the third row in the breastplate of the High Priest. [Kunz, 276]
The symbols [ ] enclose the author's name and a page number for a reference cited from the following books:
[Ahsian, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).
[Eason, pp. ]Cassandra Eason, The New Crystal Bible (London: Carlton Books Ltd., 2010).
[Fernie, pp.] William T. Fernie, The Occult and Curative Powers of Precious Stones (Blauvelt, NY: Rudolph Steiner Publications, 1973).
[Gienger, pp.] Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals (Scotland: Earthdancer Books, 2009).
[Hall, pp.] Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2003).
[Hall 2, pp.]Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible 2 (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2009).
[Kunz, pp.] George Frederick Kunz, The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (New York: Dover Publications, 1971).
[Megemont, pp.] Florence Megemont, The Metaphysical Book of Gems and Crystals (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2008).
[Mella, pp.] Dorothee L. Mella, Stone Power II (Albuquerque, NM: Brotherhood of Life, Inc., 1986).
[Melody, pp.] Melody, Love Is In The Earth (Wheat Ridge, CO: Earth-Love Publishing House, 1995).
[Raphaell, pp.] Katrina Raphaell, Crystal Enlightenment (Santa Fe, NM: Aurora Press, 1985)
[Simmons, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).
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