Crystal of the Month - March 2021

Updated: Mar 16

Hello all, and thank you so much for joining us for our first official blog post!

I am very excited to announce that the gorgeous Blue Lace Agate stone is our very first crystal of the month. Besides its captivating appearance, this stone is most well-known for its wide range of healing properties. Here are a few quick facts:


Blue Lace Agate

Color: A dreamy soft blue laced with white and sometimes brown hues (depending on each stone)

Zodiac: Pisces

Element: Water

Planet: Mercury

Chakra: Third eye, Throat, Heart & Crown

Benefit: Healing stone


Despite the dreamy color that this crystal is known for, it also displays unique banded stripes that form a layered pattern around each stone. This layering effect has a lot to do with how this stone is formed. Like most agates, these stones form as layered nodules or geodes inside of volcanic rock. Meaning when an empty pocket or hole inside of a porous rock begins to fill layer by layer with lava, it crystalizes due to extreme heat. This then forms an Agate. The color of agate stones varies due to elements like temperature, pressure, and mineral content; making the blue lace agate stone all the more special!

Now, on to the most important part about this lovely stone; its special powers! Okay, not actual superpowers, but blue lace agate is recognized for its abilities and natural properties that aid physical and emotional healing. According to Juliette Thornbury's The Crystal Fix, this agate's healing properties include bringing peace, harmony, and stability while also aiding in confidence and self-expression. The stone also carries a low and calming vibration, which makes it useful during meditation.


Well, what about the chakras? The Chakras are made up of several energy points throughout the body that affect an individual's well-being. The main seven chakras are the Crown, Third-eye, Throat, Heart, Solar Plexus, Sacral, and Root (listed in order from above the head, down to the feet).


Although this stone can be used for balancing the chakras of the crown, third eye, and heart, it is most recognized as an aid for the throat chakra. The frequency and low vibration of the blue lace agate can help to dissolve any negative energies or blockages that settle in the throat, supporting better communication and self-expression. If you find yourself having issues speaking in front of a crowd, can't seem to fully get your point across, or have trouble expressing or communicating your feelings, blue lace agate may be a helpful aide to these issues. When you carry this stone with you, it can also bring peace and stability when dealing with stress and anxiety.


"Spiritually Blue Lace Agate teaches us that our words create our reality and can be a reflection of our highest self" (Simmons, 6) - The Book of Stones


It is important to remember that working with stones takes practice! It may be a little while before you will be able to pick up on these energies and vibrations, but with time and practice, it will come. If you are just beginning to learn of stones/crystals, their energies, and how to use them, start by carrying one with you and practice meditating with it more often to acclimate yourself. Remember, everyone has to start somewhere.


Thanks to our lovely friends at Guardians of Nature, we have the opportunity to distribute these beautiful blue lace agate stones through the SoderWorld gift shop. The stone is set at a retail price of $8. It can be purchased at our home location where we also sell many other stones/crystals that will be featured in upcoming Crystal of the Month postings.


If this stone is calling out to you, be sure to visit us and pick one up for yourself!


Sources:

Gem notes: Gemstone information. (n.d.). Retrieved March 02, 2021, from https://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/encyclobeadia/gem-notes/gmstnprprtsblgt


Hall, J. (2013). The Encyclopedia of Crystals, Revised and Expanded. In The Encyclopedia of Crystals, Revised and Expanded (p. 157 & 190). Beverley, MA: Fair Winds.


Simmons, R. (2007). The book of stones: What they are & what they teach. In The book of stones: What they are & what they teach (pp. 6-7). Berkley, CA: Heaven and Earth Pub.


THORNBURY, J. (2020). CRYSTAL fix: Healing crystals for the modern home. In CRYSTAL FIX: Healing crystals for the modern home. WHITE LION PUB.

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