Agate has a soft, soothing elegance; like sky-blue waters released from winter’s grasp. Its graceful, circular design has a stimulating, positive effect on emotions and attitude. It is not a stone of protection, but rather of encouragement and support. Its circular flowing energycalms, uplifts and elevates.
The botryoidal crystal habit is interesting both for its unique shape, and the fact that it is commonly adopted by a number of quite different minerals. The word is derived from the Greek word botrus, meaning “bunch of grapes”, and refers to tiny crystals occurring in closely interlocking spherical masses or “bubbles” which often look like bunches of grapes.