Fire Agate (sometimes called Flame Agate) is a variety of Agate containing Limonite and/or Iron, giving it a luminescent, fiery “flash”, from which its name is derived.
Fire Agate is linked to the element of Fire and, as such, is a very protective stone. It can give you courage and strengthen your will power, enabling you to complete those half-finished projects with gusto. Use Fire Agate to protect you against those who would cause you ill-will, sending those harmful feelings back to the source.
Fire Agate is a stone that enables you to feel safe and secure not just physically, but emotionally as well. This is a great stone for shy or fearful children to carry who may be bullied or harassed, giving them courage to speak up and/or stand up for themselves. Fire Agate will not tolerate slackers and will enable its user to demand higher standards from him/herself as well as others. A stone of ambition, Fire Agate can be used to achieve higher goals, especially if you are trying to push a new proposal or product.
Physically, Fire Agates increase blood circulation and metabolic rate; reduce fevers as well as hot flashes, and enhance vision, especially at night.
Primary Chakra(s): Root, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Aries
Vibration: Number 9
Mineral Family: Silicates
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness: 6.5 - 7
Chemical Composition: SiO2 - Silicon Dioxide
Color: Red, Brown
Location: Mexico, Southwestern US
Rarity: Fairly Common
Fun Fact: Fire Agate was often used in alchemy, as it was thought to contain the very essence of fire.
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