Moss agate has an incredible connection to Mother Earth and emits a gentle grounding energy that helps individuals feel at peace, especially in nature. It refreshes the soul and encourages you to see the beauty that surrounds you and can be used to help facilitate contact with nature spirit guides. It is a stone of balance, healing the heart of emotional wounds and uplifting your spirit. Encouraging security and happiness, it is wonderful for boosting ones self esteem.
Moss Agate is known as the midwifery stone, assisting mothers to-be with support during delivery by connecting them to the loving energy of the Mother Earth. According to folk lore, it is also said to ensure a good and safe delivery. It promotes abundance, attracting wealth and prosperity in all avenues of your life. Known as a lucky stone, it is an amazing stone that promotes positive new beginnings and fresh starts, helping you grow along the way. Being a stone that inspires growth and abundance, it is often thought to be a gardeners stone and can be planted to aid in the growth of your garden.
Moss Agate is a fantastic stone to gift your pregnant friends before they welcome their little one into the world because it is the stone of midwifery and new beginnings.
Moss Agate has been linked to many ancient cultures throughout history and they truly believed the stone contained small pieces of moss. The Greeks would wear it to promote abundance and hang it in their gardens for luck to promote a bountiful harvest. It has been found in the eye sockets of Egyptian mummies and the American Indians would use it in weather rituals to bring back the rain.
Moss Agate technically isn't an agate nor does it contain any moss as the name may suggest. It is a form of Chalcedony which is apart of the Quartz family. Although it does have the same chemical composition of agate, it's just not banded. It contains intricate green inclusions that appear to almost float in the stone and have a moss-like resemblance. The mossy inclusions are caused from oxides of manganese or iron. The varying greens are often results of other mineral traces including chrome. It is mainly found in India, Brazil, Uruguay, central Europe and the western United States and has a hardness of 6.5-7 on Mohs scale.