Between all of the competing responsibilities and commitments of everyday life, stress is bound to arise, use a Blue Lace Agate Crystal to shift your response to stressful situations so you too can remain calm, cool and collected. BLA brings calm, tranquility and a lessening of anger (even deeper anger issues) and a calming of nervousness. It is considered a happiness stone, as well as one of hope.
The History of Blue Lace Agate
While Native Africans may have known about Blue Lace Agate for centuries, it was first officially discovered by Willy Preiss in the sixties. Preiss lived too far from the seam of BLA he discovered, so made a deal with a gentleman named George Swanson, to basically co-run the seam he had found in Namibia, as george had purchased a farm close to the seam. Willy gifted George the seam in exchange for 50 tonnes of the material. Its dreamy blue swirling patterns bear a remarkable resemblance to the earth photographed from space and so, in 1974 this stone became the symbol of world ecology.
In general, Agate is a stone that has been used for centuries as a gemstone or as a precious material for the production of ornaments or small sculptures.
This super chill blue crystal has since been found in South Africa and Romania. It is a type of blue Chalcedony, and despite Agate's value being relatively high in antiquity, it is readily available nowadays and can be found in most crystal retailers.
Recognising Blue Lace Agate
Agate rates a 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs hardness scale and the typical colour of agate is a blue whitish grey. Blue Lace Agate is translucent and is lavender to light blue with lacy white lines. It has a bubbly look to the stones' surface, and these stones may also have tiny sparkling druzy crystals.
What is Blue Lace Agate used for?
Spiritually, Blue Lace Agate assists in flight, grace, reaching higher spiritual planes, connecting with angels and activating the throat chakra for next level communication skills.
BLA is also is excellent to help release anger that may have been stored in the body from past experiences. If you like using positive affirmations, this crystal helps to amplify the energy.
Fear of public speaking and fear of confrontations usually go hand in hand. So, if a clog in your throat chakra is holding you back, use the comforting energy of Blue Lace Agate to speak your truth. If you suffer from stage fright or have trouble speaking in front of a group, wearing a piece of this stylish blue hued crystal is a solid alternative to imagining your audience in their unmentionables. Blue Lace Agate’s healing properties help to melt away those anxieties that suction onto our psyches like toxic limpets.
On top of all of this, Blue Lace Agate is firmly associated with stress relief. While this is a common benefit of all gemstones, Blue Lace Agate is a rock star for soothing an overactive mind and calming the nerves. Said to have a similar effect to that of gazing at an endless blue sky, BLA is an epic tool for relaxation and maintaining that calm demeanour in the face of all those stressy feelings that go hand in hand with our modern lives.
Blue Lace Agate can help bring stronger intuition, inner knowing and inspiration, assisting in inner attunement and has been said to be useful in performing miracles.