Have you ever noticed how staring up at the blue sky can lift your mood and make you feel lighter and more at ease? Blue lace agate not only looks like a beautiful blue sky, its soothing energy has the same calming and uplifting effect on your attitude and emotions. This nurturing stone of communication, encouragement and support can help to neutralise feelings of anger and anxiety, and promote hope, peace and happiness in your life. ☀️
How and where is blue lace agate formed?
It is said that the Greek philosopher Theophrastus gave agate its name when he discovered a piece of it in the Achates River. "Blue lace" refers to the circular lace-like banding that this crystal is known and loved for.
A variety of microcrystalline Quartz, agate typically forms as nodules or geodes in igneous rocks. Bands of agate occur when an empty pocket or hole inside a porous rock fills layer by layer and the molecules begin to crystallise. Varying pressure, temperature and mineral content determine colour and banding patterns.
Sources of agate around the world include Africa, the Unites States, India, Morocco, Czech Republic and Brazil.
Blue lace agate benefits and uses
Blue lace agate exudes a soft energy that is cooling and calming, bringing peace of mind and a sense of tranquillity. Embodying the vastness and serenity of the pale blue sky, it perpetuates a feeling of having room to breathe and escape the pressures of everyday life.
These peaceful and nurturing energies can help to counteract feelings of anger and anxiety, as well as the fear of being judged or rejected, encouraging a more positive way of thinking.
Blue lace agate activates and heals the throat chakra, allowing you to freely express your true thoughts and feelings. Highly beneficial for nervous public speakers or performers suffering from stage fright, it assists with verbal communication and expression, particularly when worn as a pendant near the throat.
How to cleanse and charge blue lace agate
Agate gemstones tend to be quite hardy, so they are easy to cleanse with a gentle rinse in warm soapy water and a dust with a soft brush. To charge your blue lace agate bathe it overnight in the energising rays of the moon.