Moss Agate is a new stone for me. I’ve never worked with it or even heard of it. I’m reading “The Art of Bliss” by Tess Whitehurst and this is the crystal to use for “Resilience.”
Here is the card I got when I bought the crystal:
Honestly, crystals that do 500 things are overwhelming to me. I like to just pick one thing and focus on it, so I’m going to focus on “grounding.” That’s still pretty vague, but I feel like I could use some grounding. Couldn’t we all?
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Moss Agate Origins
In the 18th century, Moss Agate was used in jewelry and decoration. It was considered a good luck symbol.
It was (and is) widely used for crops and gardening:
Some history also describes farmers in Europe using the stone to hang from trees around their crops and attaching them to the horns of work animals such as oxen to help bring good luck and improve crop yields. In ancient cultures, tribal priests would use the stone as a healing stone and would be crafted into talismans that soldiers would wear to make them stronger and bring victory in battle.Gemstonist.com
Like every good millennial, I have a lot of houseplants. I’m curious to see if working with Moss Agate will have an effect on them.
Moss Agate and Tree Agate are often confused, but they look very different:
Interestingly, neither of these are actual Agates. I don’t know much about what qualifies a stone as an Agate, but Moss Agate is in the Quartz family. Its green color can have blue or even red variations. The name “Moss Agate” comes from branch-like inclusions of manganese and iron.
What is Moss Agate For?
This stone’s qualities are hard to define and claims to do many things:
- Good Luck
- Gardening Success
- Self Esteem
- Ego Boosting
- Entrepreneur Success
It also supposedly has pain relief and physical healing properties, but I am not going to list those here.
Please do NOT use crystals in place of modern medicine. I will never advocate crystal uses for physical, mental or emotional healing. At best, they can serve as a reminder to care for yourself and take your meds.
I still am confused at what to focus on. It supposedly does pretty much everything. I guess I’ll focus on generic “grounding” and see what happens. Here’s my plan for the week:
- Grounding exercises
- Meditating (either with specific Moss Agate or grounding meditations)
- Daily journaling
- Reflecting on stability and resilience
- Maybe use it with my plants?? Idk
If you want to work with crystals on your own, I have a free worksheet you can use:
If you want your own Moss Agates, here is a collection you can buy in bulk:
Here’s a bracelet if you prefer to wear them:
If you want just one larger stone, here is a great worry stone: