This week it is all about green moss agate.
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.
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
Helps against depression
Helps concentration, persistence and endurance
Helps you to complete goals
Physically it aids:
The immune system
The circulation system – as a elixir
To help cellular absorption of nutrients
Balances body fluid and blood sugar
Eases Hodgkins disease
Helps the kidney and liver
Helps pulmonary oedema
Flow of the lymphatic fluid
Stops swelling of the lymph nodes
Helping against fungal infections
Helps against cold and flu symptoms
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
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