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Whether you celebrate the Winter Solstice/ Christmas/ Yule/ Alban Arthan or any of the many other festivals at this time of year, December can be a hectic and stressful time for many. So, for this newsletter I decided to write about a crystal that brings some much-needed peace. After searching through my crystal collection, I came across Blue Lace Agate, one of the first crystals I ever bought many years ago. I still love it’s soothing and calming energy and think it will be perfect for this time of year.
Agates are a variety of banded Chalcedony, a crystal of the Quartz family. The name comes from the river Achetes in Sicily where Agates were commonly found in ancient times. It has been found with Neolithic artifacts and seems to have been mainly used for talismans and jewellery. Being a blue mineral, Blue Lace Agate is associated with the throat chakra, and is believed by some to heal sore throats and swollen glands.
You can make a crystal elixir by placing your cleansed crystal in a glass bowl of Spring or filtered Water and leaving it on a sunny windowsill for between 3- 12 hours. This can be used as a gargle when you feel a sore throat coming on. Keep it in the fridge for up to a week before discarding it.
I have found Blue Lace Agate particularly useful when I need to focus on something (like writing this blog).
Blue Lace agate can help with communication skills and give nervous public speakers a boost of confidence. It can also support those who talk too much, often due to nerves, and help those who have trouble finding the right words or who speak without thinking. Keep this beautiful mineral on you if you struggle to express your emotions. It is also useful for dissolving old blockages, doubts and fears. Its soothing energy encourages confidence, composure and a feeling of security.
The perfect mineral for those who need peace and harmony, Blue Lace Agate can melt away feelings of stress and anger and encourage feelings of love and contentment. Just sit quietly holding your crystal in your hand, close your eyes and take a few slow deep breaths to de-stress. As well as being associated with the throat chakra, Blue Lace Agate is a powerful cleansing crystal that can also balance the aura and neutralizes negative energies.
Keep Blue Lace Agate around the home to bring a positive peaceful and calm atmosphere.
Carry or keep a tumble stone of Blue Lace Agate on you to bring courage and success.
The calming and peaceful energies from this mineral makes it perfect for holding while meditating.
Add a Blue Lace Agate to a spell bag for a safe journey when travelling, or to keep in your car.