Moss Agate in the Gemstone LibraryMoss Agate

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Name Origin: Agate derives its name from the Greek "Agateес," meaning “happy.” Agate comes from the Greek name of a stone found in the Achates River in Sicily, now known as the Drillo River, which still remains a major source of this stone.

Historical significance/folklore: Moss agate is a multi-shade of green that resembles moss or trees from a distance. It is sometimes found with bands of brown agate and when this occurs it is called mocha stone. It was the agate of warriors, used for strength in battle and was thought of as a powerful medicine. It was used by gardeners and was thought that placing them in the garden would make your flowers grow brighter.

Gemstone properties: The stone is grounding in the sense that it assists one in connecting to the earth. It is used in birthing, aiding discomfort and ensuring a good delivery. It is a gemstone of new beginnings release from blockages. Moss agate is the most powerful of the agates that helps balance emotional energy. Helps channel energies. It is beneficial to accessing intuitive feelings.

Healing properties: Moss Agate is helpful in relieving sensitivities to weather and pollution used it to assist in birthing. It is an anti-inflammatory and is used with circulatory issues. Helpful with infections, digestive process, gastritis, stomach, skin. Helps with neck and back problems and with food issues.