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Green Moss Agate: Crystal healing properties and history

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This week it is all about green moss agate.




Crystal Family

Moss Green Agate is from the Chalcedony family and is not technically an agate as it is not banded. It is a chalcedony with dendritic inclusions of moss green coloured minerals. It is where a viscous silicic acid penetrates the rock, however it does not mix, which creates these moss green inclusions. These inclusions are made via chrome and iron impurities which create the moss green/blue inclusions. It can also be inclusions of green hornblende. It is usually found in fissures of granite and pegmites.


It can be transparent or translucent and tends to be a white colour. It can also have red, brown, black and blue inclusions as well.


Green Moss Agate is found in India, Montana and Colorado in the United States, China, Russia (the Urals) and Australia.


Green Moss Agate is 6.5-7 on the Mohs Hardness scale. It is usually found in small pieces or tumbled. It is found in thin slabs that are used for plates, and cabochons for jewellery. It is translucent to transparent and it can also can be cleansed in all ways.


Green Moss Agate Formation: Trigonal


Green moss agate has a mirco-crystalline formation and is a sedimentary stone

Chemical Composition: SiO2 +Al, Ca, F, Fe, K, Mg, Na,OH, Si


Moss Green Agate is a made from Silicon dioxide.


History and Mythology of Green Moss Agate


In history, there is not a lot of history or mythology specifically on green moss agate. There is of Agate in general, where agate was found by Theophrastus, who found agate on the River Achates, hence the name agate.


The only history is that it has been known of this crystal specifically as the Gardener’s stone as farmers used it as it was believed to help grow new crops from the planting stage. They tied the crystal to the horns of oxen when ploughing the fields.





Crystal healing Properties


Green Moss agate is known as a stone of abundance and wealth and enhances a love for nature and the natural world. It is also a stone that can help almost everyone as it stabilizes all the body systems. As like any agate, it is slow and steady with its healing. Also like most agates, it grounds and stabilizes.


It would be a great stone for athletes, as it can help athletes or body builders to have an effective workout or session.


It is a great stone for any agriculturalist as it is known as the Gardener’s stone, as it is believed to help new crops grow. It is also known as a stone that helps productivity, fertility, growth and regeneration. Animals and plants thrive on the energy field of crystal, which is why it is a good stone for botanists.


It is also a great one for midwives to carry as it is also known as a Birthing crystal which helps lessen pain and ensures a good delivery of the baby.


It also is believed to be able to divine the presence of water.


It is a great stop to help fight against addictions as it cleanses and detox the body.


It Harmonises with Moldavite and other agates.


Spiritually it aids:


  • Frees us from spiritual blocks

  • Encourages you to open up to the spiritual world instead of holding back or questioning it.

  • Inspiration

  • New beginnings

  • Energised by the Angelic kingdom

  • It activates the awareness of the higher chakras

  • Releases negative karma

  • Meditating – helps to assist in the goals and helps boost the energy of intention

Emotionally it aids by:

  • Releasing trapped emotions

  • Helps anxiety, stress and tension – lessens mood swings

  • Helps prevent and stop fear

  • Encourages trust and hope

  • Brings recovery – by giving strength

  • Refreshes the soul

  • Aids self-confidence – helps you to make new friends

  • Strengthens positive personality traits

  • Helps to encourage expansion of personal space and growth

Mentally it aids by:

  • Helps communication and self-expression

  • Enhancing certainty within ourselves

  • Helps to combat difficult problems or circumstances

  • Encourages intellect

  • Helps against depression

  • Helps concentration, persistence and endurance

  • Helps you to complete goals

Physically it aids:

  • Digestion

  • The immune system

  • The circulation system – as a elixir

  • To help cellular absorption of nutrients

  • Balances body fluid and blood sugar

  • Eases anorexia

  • Eases Hodgkins disease

  • Allergies

  • Helps the kidney and liver

  • Helps pulmonary oedema

  • Flow of the lymphatic fluid

  • Stops swelling of the lymph nodes

  • Eyes

  • Dehydration

  • Helping against fungal infections

  • Helps against cold and flu symptoms

  • Lowers fevers

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Helps dry coughs by creating a mucous forming

  • Helps to prevent over sensitivity to changes in the weather and environmental pollutants

  • Helps skin disorders

  • Relieving pain – via touching it.

  • Helps generally anyone who is recovery from illness or addictions

Zodiac sign: Virgo and cancer


Chakra Association: Heart chakra and Root chakra


Bibliography


The Lure of Gems, Steve Bennett, 2014

Crystal Power: Mythology and history, Andreas Guhr and Jorg Nagler, 2006

The Crystal Bible, Judy Hall

The Pocket Book of Stones, Richard Simmons, 2015

Crystals for Everyday Living, Christina Rodenbeck, 2015

The Encyclopedia of Crystals, Judy Hall, 2013

The Power of Gems and Crystals – How they can transform your life, Soozi Holbeche, 1989

The Crystal Healer, Philip Permutt, 2015

Crystal Tips and Cures, Philip Permutt, 2015

Crystal Co-creators, Dorothy Roeder, 1994

Sacred Crystals, Hazel Raven

Gemstones of the World, Walter Schumann, 5th edition

Crystal Power, Crystal Healing: The Complete Handbook, Michael Gienger

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