Agate is a symbol of health, prosperity and longevity.
Talismans & amulets
As a talisman Agate is used to promote courage and self-confidence it also promotes longevity. As an amulet Agate guards against sorcerers and vampires, shields from alcoholic, smoking and drug addictions, strengthen the memory, drives away depressing thoughts and nightmares. Placing an Agate under your pillow will grant you happy dreams. Black Agate is man's talisman. Ring with the black Agate makes the wearer irresistible in woman's opinion and also increases his sexual energy. Light Agates since old days are considered woman's protectors.
In the Middle Age healers recommended to wear Agate beads to those suffering from chronic cough, throat and dental diseases. To strengthen the stone's healing power, requests about health were engraved on the surface of Agate balls; Agate cameos with symbolic picture of disease were also popular (for example, woman with a loose hair symbolized migraine), as it was believed this will drive away the illness. According to an ancient superstition, grinding Agate in water gives strong medicinal properties to water. This water can be used to heal wounds, as well as stings / bites of snakes or animals. Agate strengthens sight, settles digestion, protects from kidney diseases, improves hearing and guards against dehydration and skin diseases. Black Agate has positive influence on intestines, especially on the large intestine, improves a condition of blood and lymphatic system.
Ancient Greeks believed that Agate amulet confers to the wearer prudence and guards him against dark thoughts and unrequited love. In the Ancient Rome Agate was devoted to Goddess of fertility and it was considered the stone of farmers and gardeners. It was believed that placing the Agate balls along the garden fence will protect the plants from adverse weather conditions. Pliny the Elder affirmed that Agate helps athletes to win, as it confers to them serenity, courage and power and also suppresses excessive anger. It was also believed that Agate has an ability to give to the wearer eloquence, attraction, convincingness in speeches and self-confidence. Black Agate protects from danger, gives power against forces of darkness, and brings emotions into equilibrium.
Depends on its color, Agate may be used on any charka.