Moss Agate Stone - The Green Gemstone for Abundance and new Beginnings
Moss Agate Gemstone - The Gardener's Stone
Moss Agate Stone is one of the most powerful stones belonging to the Agate family. This stone is said to be the stone of new beginnings and abundance. This Gemstone seems to have got its name from the green patches of color which resemble moss growing on a rock. These mosses like patterns are due to the impurities present in the stone such as such as chrome or iron. This stone also has the reputation of the Gardeners Stone or Earth Stone and is known to enhance the plant's growth and health when a moss agate stone is used on the flower bed or plant pot. It is an earth stone and strongly connected to nature. Wearing or carrying this stone while traveling or walking around helps to open your eyes to the beauty around you. This is an excellent stone for gardeners, agriculturists or anyone connected with Nature.
This stone has a Hardness rating of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale and is suitable for making jewelry and lucky charms. This gemstone is found in green, blue, red, yellow or brown colors. The Moss agate variety which is found with bands of brown agate is known as Mocha Stone.
The Moss Agate stone is associated with the Heart Chakra and the Zodiac signs of Taurus, Virgo and Aquarius. This is also the wedding anniversary gem associated with the 14th year of Marriage. This stone is found in many places including India, Australia, Brazil, China, Scotland and the US.
Metaphysical and Healing properties of Moss Agate
Moss Agate Stone is known to attract new friendships and with like minded people and love relationships especially when it is worn as jewelry. If kept at workplace it can help bring new business and opportunities of prosperity. This stone can help to establish harmony in life, increase trust and remove negativity. As an emotional healing and balancing stone, Moss Agate can help create a new purpose for life by easing emotional pain, releasing old fears, stress and blockages. It helps the user to let go of anger and bitterness and enhance positive qualities like concentration, persistence, communication, endurance, optimism, self esteem, self confidence, stability etc and promotes success in endeavors.
When used in jewelry, the moss agate gemstone is also believed to bring the wearer good health and riches. As a healing stone, Moss Agates are used to treat depression, speed up recovery, counteract long term illnesses and cleanse the circulatory and elimination systems. This stone is known to be used by Midwives to assist in their work for lessening pain of the patient and ensure a safe delivery. It is also known to help females in dealing with painful menstruation. This is also a very good stone for fighting Depression. It is also known o be helpful in treating health conditions like hypoglycemia and dehydration. This stone also can be on assistance in treating infections and fever. However, remember that crystals are not meant as a replacement for proper medical advice.
Metaphysical Properties of Moss Agate
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