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Purple Agate: Meaning, Properties, Benefits & Cleansing

Purple Agate is a beautiful stone that also contains strong energy and healing properties. But it’s not used as often as it should be!

This guide will cover the meaning, properties, benefits, and uses of Purple Agate. Trust us, you’ll be eager to get some for yourself by the time you’re done reading this!

History & Overview

Purple Agate is a type of microcrystalline Quartz called Chalcedony. This group includes stones such as Jasper, Onyx, Carnelian and Agate. Chalcedony stones are usually found in cracks and cavities where volcanic activity took place.

The use of this stone by humans can be traced all the way back to Neolithic Sicily. In fact, Agate gets its name from the Sicilian river Achates. Agates were also used in ancient Egypt, Crete and other early civilizations around the world.

A piece of Purple Agate

Agates come in a rainbow of colors such as brown, gray, green, yellow, blue and purple. Purple Agate is known to have quite a compelling meaning and properties.

Visually, Purple Agate is simply enchanting. With various shades of purple swirled with white bands, it’s easy to see why this stone has been coveted for its use in jewelry, carvings and talismans.

According to historians, some ancient cultures believed that the layers found within this stone were actually pieces of souls that were sent to earth to protect humans.

Purple Agate can be found in countries such as Mexico, Brazil, the United States, Australia and Morocco. Archeological findings have shown that this crystal was used as protective talismans by the indigenous peoples of these areas.

There is some debate as to whether most of the Purple Agate stones available for sale are naturally found and untouched, or color enhanced. We have seen both types available, and we feel that both are equally as powerful. Ones found in nature are fairly rare, so they tend to be quite expensive. Color-treated stones still contain powerful energy and properties since the swirls and band patterns are natural and not enhanced.

Purple Agate Meaning

The main Purple Agate meaning is all about harmony, balance, self-confidence and protection. It’s been called “Stone Of Science” and “Sacred Stone Of The Astral” for its various abilities to heal, increase analytical skills and lift the user to higher, more spiritual levels.

This is a lovely stone to help increase creativity, enhance yin and yang harmony, protect against negative energies and bring about good luck and fortune.

Healing Properties & Benefits

Purple Agate has been known throughout the ages for its healing properties that can promote positive change in your spiritual, emotional and physical being. 

The benefits of this crystal and the ways it can be used are practically infinite. Whether used as pieces of jewelry, decorative sculptures, talismans or meditational focus points, you’ll want to have this stone in your stash of healing crystals.

Emotional

As we all know, emotional health is often the key to physical and spiritual health. Using Purple Agate as a partner on your journey to emotional cleansing can bring you a myriad of lasting benefits.

The meaning and properties of Purple Agate can help you look inward to find your true self. Use this crystal to help you unlock the deeper part of you that houses your creativity, intuition and clarity.

One large slice of Purple Agate

If you are struggling with negative memories, old traumas or fears, then Purple Agate can help you get past all of the emotional baggage that is holding you back. After dealing with all of the negative energy in your life, you may find that you will have more success with love, relationships and other interpersonal aspects of your life.

Purple Agate is also utilized as a stone to enhance concentration, provide protection and security and to increase efficiency.

Spiritual

We are in love with Purple Agate for its ability to bring about a spiritual healing that will enhance many other aspects of your life. Throughout history, purple has been thought to be a color that represents magic, and we feel that the spiritual healing properties of Purple Agate are quite magical indeed.

Many individuals who bring Purple Agate into their spiritual practice find that they soon develop a stronger sense of balance and inner harmony. This crystal’s ability to bring opposing yin and yang energies into blissful symmetry is one of its most potent benefits.

For anyone who is doing past life exploration work, Purple Agate can be a valuable tool as well. This stone is thought to increase psychic power, improve inner wisdom and make the spirit open to healing through past life awareness.

Purple Agate is also known to stabilize and protect the aura by getting rid of negative energy. It may even be able to ward off negative vibes before they enter your space. Wearing Purple Agate can help protect you and those around you from attack by the evil-eye.

Some people even feel that this crystal gives the user a powerful connection to the Violet Flame of St. Germain, an ascended master known for freedom and justice. As you can see, there’s a lot of overlap with the meaning of this stone

Physical

Practitioners of natural medicine love Purple Agate for the many ways that it can be used to help aid the healing of physical ailments. We highly suggest working with a trained practitioner of lapidary medicine to guide you through any health-related crystal work.

Purple Agate is used quite often for the healing of digestive issues, and it is thought to be able to heal many kinds of uterine problems as well. If you’re having troubles with your lymphatic system or pancreas, many natural medicine practitioners try using Purple Agate.

For all of those insomniacs out there, we highly recommend giving Purple Agate a try. This crystal is thought to have calming and soothing vibrations that can help reduce the anxiety and stress that may be keeping you from getting a good night’s rest.

In contrast to its ability to calm and soothe the mind and body, Purple Agate is also used as a metabolism booster. By jumpstarting your metabolism, you will have more physical energy. After a full day of energy, your body will be ready to relax, and you may begin to enjoy sleep-filled nights.

The healing properties of Purple Agate may also benefit people with certain skin disorders and issues with blood vessels.

Metaphysical Properties

Using Purple Agate during your meditation sessions may be able to greatly enhance your connection to the spiritual plane. In fact, the metaphysical properties of this stone makes it one of our favorites!

The third-eye chakra, your center for insight, self-reflection, psychic abilities and higher knowledge, is strongly connected to Purple Agate. The crown chakra, to some extent, is also connected to this stone. Use Purple Agate to enhance your sensitivity to others, to boost your creativity and to forge a trail to higher levels of consciousness and awareness.

Purple Agate is also known to cleanse the aura, balance energy meridians and create a protective shield from negative energy.

Different Ways To Use Purple Agate

There are many ways that the meaning and properties of Purple Agate can be used to enhance your daily living experience. There is no right or wrong way, and many people find that the way they use this crystal may change according to situations and personal needs.

One popular and beautiful way to use Purple Agate is to wear it in a piece of jewelry. This crystal lends itself very well to being set into necklaces, pendants, earrings, bracelets or even rings. Having this crystal so close to your skin can ensure that you are receiving healing benefits throughout your day. Simply looking at this colorful stone placed into a beautiful jewelry setting can also brighten your mood and lift your spirits.

Along with using Purple Agate as jewelry, many people wear this crystal as a talisman for good luck and protection. This is a method that has been used successfully for centuries.

Other practitioners prefer to meditate using Purple Agate. It can be held in your hands while you reflect on its meaning, or you can place it on your third eye to reap the maximum benefits. 

Polished dark Purple Agate

Practitioners of feng shui use Purple Agate to create centers where people can go to concentrate and develop self-expression. This crystal can also be placed where healing is most needed. Purple Agate can be used in both home and office settings, and it is a great addition to any personal, happy spot such as a reading nook or relaxing area.

How To Cleanse It

Just like the filter on your vacuum, air conditioner or water faucet, your Purple Agate will collect a lot of “gunk” and impurities over time. It will also become bogged down by the residue of negative energies and thoughts. This is why it is so important to cleanse your crystal on a regular basis. 

There are a few different ways that you can cleanse your Purple Agate, and you can choose the method or methods that work best for you. It’s very important to remember that your Purple Agate will need to be cleansed before you use it for the first time. This will ensure that it is as pure as possible, and this process will establish a bond between you and your crystal.

Perhaps one of the simplest ways to cleanse your crystal is to run it under warm water. Before doing this, have the intention that the water is washing all of the negative energy and toxins down the drain. Focus on making the stone as clean as possible, and have the purpose for using the stone in your thoughts. After you feel that it is cleansed, gently pat it dry with a clean, soft towel.

Another way to effectively cleanse your Purple Agate is with moonlight. The best time to do this is around two to three days before or after the time of the full moon. Place your crystal in a safe place, preferably inside on a window ledge, and leave it there for three to four hours. Purple Agate loves the moonlight, and following this procedure will cleanse your crystal and charge it at the same time. 

If you have other crystals, Clear Quartz is a good choice, then we suggest placing your Purple Agate in a bowl with the other crystal or crystals. Doing this for at least 24 hours will cleanse and charge your Purple Agate. Selenite is a powerful cleansing tool as well.

Cleansing with sound is a lesser-known but powerful method. This basically involves using some type of instrument, such as a tuning fork, bell, singing bowl or your own voice, to send cleansing sound waves over the crystal. Get creative with this gentle and beautiful method, and let the sweet sounds wash over you and give you a special connection to your crystal.

One last method that we find to be quite effective is to smudge your Purple Agate with the smoke of sacred herbs such as sage, cedar, sweetgrass or juniper. You can even use your favorite incense. Make sure that you smudge yourself and the room where you will be performing the cleansing before you pass your crystal through the smoke.

Another important aspect of smudging is setting the appropriate intention. Focus on having the negative energy rise up with the smoke. Try to visualize how you would like your crystal to assist you. This will help to ensure that your Purple Agate will be ready to partner with you on your healing journey.

Zodiac Connection

Many crystals, Purple Agate is no exception, have special zodiac connections. This stone seems to resonate the strongest with the zodiac signs of Leo, Sagittarius and Gemini. This is not to say that people born under other signs can’t use this stone, but it seems to have the strongest connection to the above mentioned three signs.

People born under the sign of Sagittarius are often the victims of having too much going on at once. A Sagittarius may try to multi-task so much that they will have trouble focusing on one task at a time. Using Purple Agate is known to bring a sense of balance and harmony to a Sagittarian’s hectic schedule.

Purple Agate can work as both a Leo stone and a Gemini stone by helping them to find synergy between their positive and less than helpful attributes.

Final Thoughts

The meaning of Purple Agate is something that’s hard to pin down for many people. And that’s the point.

This is an incredibly versatile stone that can impact your life in a number of ways. All you have to do is give it a shot!

If you have any questions about this stone (or want tips on how to incorporate it into your crystal healing practice) don’t be afraid to ask! We always enjoy hearing from our readers.

About Author

Heather was first introduced to the power of crystals on a trip overseas to study meditation and manifestation practices. After experiencing the positive impact of these stones first hand, she founded Crystal Viden to share her knowledge with others.