Chakra(s): crown and solar plexus
About the stone: Silicon dioxide formed into microcrystalline quartz with synthetic purple color enhancement
Astrological sign(s): Sagittarius
Mohs scale: 6.5-7
Spiritual uses: Agate Sphere helps to keep you grounded during your spiritual quest.
Mental uses: Agate helps you to transform negative thoughts or beliefs by awakening your awareness to the incessant chatter.
Emotional uses: Agate Sphere carries the transformative power to remove people, places, or things from your life that upset you emotionally.
Physical uses: Agate helps you take action on unlimited possibilities
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones. (Llewellyn. 2013) by Margaret Ann Lembo
“The Rainbow Effect – Incorporating all Colors and Crystals in Your Life
The easiest way to learn about the beneficial uses of crystals and gemstones is to understand the color associations and how colors affect us. If you know some keyword features of a given color, then you’ll likely be able to know the uses of a crystal just by the color of the rock. It’s helpful if you haven’t memorized the meanings of every single gem or if stone identification is questionable.
Colors are part of our life from the shade of paint on the walls in our homes and offices to the color of the clothes we wear. It’s easy to get to know about the colors and how they relate to gemstones by understanding the basics of color. Below you will find a short description of the qualities of the color and listings of keywords, associated chakra, and gemstones.
There is also something known as the rainbow body in Tibetan Buddhism which is a level of realization. This phenomenon may or may not also demonstrate the appearance of lights and colors. The rainbow body phenomenon is a third-person perception of someone attaining full knowledge or enlightenment. Some exceptional beings are said to have experienced this realization without dying. Typically, this rainbow body phenomenon is observed where corpses of highly spiritual developed beings disappear within days of their death.
In this book and this explanation, we are not referring to this phenomenon but it is worth noting that the understanding of colors and the awakening of your consciousness has some relation to working with the colors of the rainbow. It is one of the many paths to self-knowledge and enlightenment.”
Excerpted from Crystals Beyond Beginners by Margaret Ann Lembo