Sometimes mentioned as the “Stone of Change”, Botswana Agate is an incredible stone mainly used for protection and grounding. It is said to help address repressed emotional issues to allow release and healing so positive change can take place. It promotes an understanding of the need for deeper meanings and stimulates the exploration of the unknown to further one’s quest for enlightenment. Healers find Botswana Agate particularly soothing and calming. They believe it encourages problem-solving rather than focusing on negative aspects of daily challenges. It energizes the auric body and encourages unconditional love. It is a reminder that we are love and compassion in action. Said to work “behind the scenes” on the cause, instead of the symptom, of an issue. Calms resentment and anger while enhancing sensuality and love.
Botswana Agate is a variant of banded Chalcedony and belongs to the family of Quartz. Botswana Agate is named after the country in Africa called Botswana, and it is mined in abundance over there. In Botswana, locals call this stone the “Sunset Stone” because it retains sunlight and pacifies people from lonely and long nights. All agates including this one, are grounding, stabilizing, centering, harmonizing, and soothing. Botswana Agate is a strong healer for any negative energy that affects the eyes, stomach, lymph system, pancreas, skin, blood vessels. Botswana Agate is also believed to improve mental functions and can help where issues of clarity and stability are concerned. Botswana Agate can be used as positive energy and primary healing stone for smokers who want to quit. Agate is also helpful in overcoming negative emotions by bringing love into the chakras. Although they work very slowly and deliberately, this gentle nature of Agate helps them to have a lasting impact.