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Stone Introduction: Botswana Agate

Botswana Agate is a variety of Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. It is known for having bands in the shades of pink, grey, brown, and apricot.

Agate has a lower intensity and vibrates to a slower frequency than other stones, and for this reason it is highly regarded as a stabilizing and strengthening stone.

It does wonders for balancing emotions, physical and intellectual energy and harmonizing the yin and yang of the body.

It is named after the area in which it is mined, in Africa. It is called the Sunset Stone because it retains sunlight and comforts you through dark and lonely nights... or long winters! Its traditional African use was based around encouraging potency of conception, for strong and healthy offspring in fertility ceremonies.

This precious stone was produced by volcanic activity nearly 187 million years ago. The stones began as volcanic flow, as lava flowed in waves, depositing layer upon layer of quartz/silica, creating the extra fine band patterns that make Botswana Agates extremely unique. Some people refer to Botswana Agate's as royalty among the Agate family of stones.

Some uses and purposes of Botswana Agate include:

  • protection and luck- consider holding it in your pocket while picking lottery numbers

  • great for sensitive children and teens who are easily hurt by teasing or pressure

  • supports smoking cessation- to increase success, drink and elixir each morning made by soaking the stone in water for a few hours.

  • used as a receptacle for negative energy and toxicity and excellent for gridding around the house.

  • turns back unwelcomed spirits

  • promotes inner stability, composure and maturity

  • great for security and self-confidence

  • can be used during pregnancy

  • use as a protection amulet during traveling

  • repels spiders

  • Botswana Agate tends to encourage treating the underlying causes of illness rather than the symptoms

  • may be effective in helping treat depression, stress and sexual dysfunctions in both sexes

  • beneficial in ridding the body of toxins and believed to be good for the skin

  • it helps stimulate the immune and nervous systems, aiding in brain oxygen assimilation for a healthy circulatory system

  • enhances mental function by improving concentration, perception and analytical abilities.

  • helpful for the heart and blood vessels- wear Agate right in the middle of the chest to strengthen cardiac muscle

  • cold Agate on the forehead is generally effective in curing fever (if the fever returns, contact your doctor)

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