Agate sparked a world renowned stonecutting and polishing industry in Germany that flourished from the 15th to the 19th century, and exists today.
Turritella Agate is a stone of personal connection with one's past - ancestry, homeland, and the country from which those ancestors came.
It is rich, earthy brown or black, and recognized by the sea creature and fossilized snail patterns within the stone, or in a thick coating around it.
The name Agate comes from the Achetes River in Sicily, where Agates were first found.
Agate raises awareness and links into the collective consciousness of the oneness of life.
It encourages quiet contemplation of one's life experiences that lead to spiritual growth and inner stability.
Agate stops the burning desires for things we do not need, and assists those juggling commitments or multiple jobs.
Ancient life held within its form lends the power of wisdom and healing.
Turitella Agate is a variety of Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family.
When physically out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as lethargy, low levels of activity, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation.
When its spiritual energies are out of balance, you will feel flighty, disconnected from reality, and distant.
Agate overcomes bitterness of the heart by healing anger, fostering love, and lending the courage to start over. The Base, or Root Chakra, is located at the base of the spine, and controls the energy for kinesthetic feeling and movement.