Agate is a name given to a variety of banded chalcedony, a mineral of the quartz group. It is predominantly white, with layers of creamy browns, blacks and grays. Some may include layers of yellow ochre, gold, scarlet and red. Agate is sometimes called the earth rainbow because, in its various forms, the concentric bands in nature form nearly every color the earth can produce, including a colorless form.
The banding and linear elements present in Feather Agate are actually the fossil of an ancient marine micro-organism. These single celled organisms, called foraminifera, secreted a shell created from minerals in the surrounding seawater. Theses shells have accumulated over thousands of years below the ocean floor and can now be found in areas where the ocean floor once was, but has since receded.
Metaphysical & Spiritual Properties
Metaphysically, Agates have a slower vibration that supports a lasting connection with the results one desires. They stabilize the aura and cleanse it of all negativity aiding in balance. It encourages perseverance and patience, promoting a peaceful environment. Agates have a strong connection to the plant kingdom and have the ability to deepen our own connection to the Earth.
Like many other agates, Feather Agate is an excellent grounding stone that works to balance a more untethered state of being. It lends courage to follow one’s heart and to passionately follow their dreams. Feather Agate enhances one’s connection to their spiritual journey and aids in expanding consciousness.
Feather Agate is also known as a stone of protection, as it gives strength and fortitude to one’s spirit. It is said to protect again bad dreams and aid in lifting sadness.