Agates occur as nodules(lump of mineral) in volcanic rocks or ancient lavas and various kinds of rocks. It's only distinct difference is in its bands which is; parallel for onyx and curved for agate.
In Ancient times, agates were used on the breastplates of a warrior's armor as it was known to have given them strength & make them victorious in battles.
Another historical fact is that agate stones were placed in cooking or water for drinking to dispel sickness.
Agate is a very protective stone especially for children, and makes an excellent stone for children's amulets, medicine bags, jewelry, or just to be carried around in a pocket. Agate is also used to protect against harmful spirits.
Properties: Stone of relaxation, calming, cleansing negativity, balancing aura & yin yang energies, vitality, strengthen eyesight, strength, protection, harmony & healing, Good Luck stone, helping to heal and improve relationships
Magical Uses: Helps in forgiveness, releasing despair & anger, determination, personal courage, creativity & stone of marital & romantic fidelity
If you have forthcoming battles in sight that have to do with your family or business affairs where you need extra strength, courage and determination to endure on your path, agate is the right stone for you.
It can be found mostly in Mexico, Brasil, Australia, USA, and Morocco.
Birthstone: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Scorpio, Capricorn