Moss Agate traditionally has been known as connected as one with the Earth, especially associated with nature spirits. It has been known to bring rain, which was fantastic for crops and it also was tied closely to being used when planting as it was said Moss Agate provided a good yield. Moss Agate is a wonderful crystal for aiding with allergies tied to the weather and pollutants in the environment.
The Persians believed Moss Agate assisted with eloquence of speech, and it was highly desired as being known for therapeutic and talisman properties.
Moss Agate is formed from Silicon Dioxide (Silica), which is most commonly found as Quartz (and living organisms). Silica is one of the most complex and yet abundant mineral on Earth.
So whilst Moss Agate is formed from Silica, Moss Agate is a form of Chalcedony. Chalcedony is a Cryptocrystalline form of Silica (composed of very fine intergrowths of Moganite and Quartz which are Silicon Dioxide minerals but differ) which means it’s crystalline nature is only slightly identified microscopically by polarised light.
Interestingly Moss Agate has Clear Quartz and of course oxides of manganese or iron. Moss Agate isn’t a true form of Agate, and the colours are formed because of the amounts of metal (Chrome/Iron). The colour of the Moss Agate is all down to it’s variation of oxidation.
Benefits Of Moss Agate
Provides clarity of mind, great for making decisions
Strengthens the power of the mind
Great for focusing on details
Aids with producing energy
Provides hope for new beginnings
Reveals core issues/problems
Great for new ideas and projects
Attracts feelings of abundance
Withdraws feelings to be dealt with
Provides persistence to overcome situations
Great for meditation
Fantastic use for anti-inflammatory. It aids with proper use of muscles, nerves and tissue. Moss Agate can assist with the lymphatic system and healing skin/fungal infections and inflammations.
In Ancient times, Moss Agate was used to reduce pain and encourage a safe delivery during childbirth.
If you think about moss in general, it is quite similar to how Moss Agate actually appears – hence it’s name! It’s a dark green with milky white/creamy throughout. It can be often confused with Tree Agate, as they are similar in appearance and colour. Think about the difference between moss and trees, Tree Agate has branch like formations where as Moss Agate is lichen-like. Please note that Moss Agate certainly can vary, as I mentioned earlier it can be down to the trace of minerals/metals and the variation of it’s components.