AgateA crystalline mineral found throughout the world, agate is distinctive in its coloration—from pale yellow to clear blue to blood red to gray, brown, and black—and marked by kaleidoscopic patterns and graphic striations. Geodes are agate formations.

Spiritual Properties
Agate calms the spirit and helps focus mental energy, so it is a good gemstone to meditate with or to use to center yourself when you are working on an important task.

Physical Properties
Releases stress and tension. Even if you are not using your mala to meditate, fingering the beads will help calm you.

  • Chakra: Root
  • Element(s): Earth
  • Zodiac Sign(s): Capricorn, Scorpio, Taurus
  • Planet(s): Mars

Dharma Beads: Making and Using Your Own Buddhist Malas
Joanna Arettam (2000) Journey Editions; Tuttle Publishing