Learn about the crystal meanings and metaphysical and healing properties lore of beautiful blue lace agate including miracles, angels and more.
Alternate Names & Name Spellings: "Gem of Ecology", Blue Chalcedony Lace, Blue Lace
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Hardness (Mohs): 7
Color(s): Light Blue with Delicate White Striping
Transparency: Opaque to Translucent
Description: Microcrystalline variety of chalcedony, Lacy Looking
Common Locations: Namibia, South Africa
Rock Lore & Tidbits: George Swanson discovered blue lace agate on his farm, Ysterputs Farm, in Namibia, which was called South West Africa at the time. He coined the term "Gem of Ecology" for it because of the swirling blues and whites which resemble clouds above the Earth (the fragile blue marble) as seen from space. The best blue lace agate in the world still comes from the narrow seam on the Swanson's farm.
Crystal Meanings and Metaphysical Properties Lore of Blue Lace Agate
Keywords: Angels, Inspiration, Miracles
Blue lace agate is a gentle, calming stone that engenders tranquility and grace. Blue lace agate brings with this calm and tranquility a lessening of anger, even deep anger issues, and a calming of nervousness. It is even considered a happiness stone from these harmonious energies it carries, as well as one of hope..
Spiritually, blue lace agate assists in flight, grace, reaching higher Spiritual planes, communicating with angels and activates the throat chakra. It can help bring stronger intuition and inner knowing through this contact with higher Spiritual planes and angels. Inspiration is another hallmark of blue lace agate and that can assist in inner attunement, and has been said to be useful for performing miracles.
As a throat chakra stone with a gentle blue coloring and energy, blue lace agate is considered a stone of communication. It can ease the harsh edge off communication in difficult times, enhance public speaking, and smooth discussions. It also brings tactfulness to speech and written communications.
As with all agates, blue lace agate is a protective stone. Its protective energies are more gentle and subtle than some stones, but it is effective nonetheless. It can be particularly effective when calling upon angels for protection. Its calming and soothing energy that can be protective in its own right, as well. Additionally, blue lace agate is a particular protector for children.
In the crystal healing realm, blue lace agate is used as an aid with arthritis, joints, bones, headaches, especially tension headaches, colic, digestive issues, appropriate growth,immune system issues, throat, skin issues especially eczema, stuttering, nervous speech habits and patterns..
All types of agate have some metaphysical properties in common. See the Agate page for information on these properties.
More on blue lace agate from my personal perspective
Blue lace agate always feels angelic to me in a way. It's like the comfort of knowing and feeling the truth that the Divine is always with you, bringing protection, calm, nurturing. It's a perfect stone to use with crystal healing for children. Blue lace agate can even be used as a hypnosis or meditation tool with its fascinating lacy patterns as a focal point.
Hattip to Mindat.org for mineral information on Blue Lace Agate. View Blue Lace Agate information at www.mindat.org
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