Blue Lace Agate / Blue Chalcedony
Key Words: Calming, constructive communication, friendship, aids sleep
Birthstone: Primary birthstone for Gemini, secondary birthstone for Pisces; Elemental birthstone of Cancer and Sagittarius (according to Melody)
Chemical Formula: SiO2
Healing Properties: Blue chalcedony forms the blue layering in blue lace agate, and properties are much the same for both minerals, although there is an element of earthly 'presence' with blue lace agate, while the energy of blue chalcedony feels much more spiritual and etherial. The following properties refer to both minerals:
Blue chalcedony has a gentle, calming energy, and is associated strongly with the Throat Chakra and communication. Because of its gentle nature and the sensitivity of the throat area, it is the main crystal employed for the throat in chakra layouts, preferably using a small piece in order to limit discomfort. Gienger refers to it as the “friendship stone”, as it aids constructive communication, which includes listening as well as clear self-expression. Blue chalcedony, particularly clearer, bluer examples, also facilitates higher communication with the Angelic realm and our spirit guides. It connects with and clears the pineal gland, which governs our sleep patterns, and this, combined with its calm energy, makes it helpful in treating anxiety and sleep disorders. It can also create a soothing, protective cushion in our energy field, so we are not overly sensitive to outside energies. At the same time, it can help us to tune into the depths of our soul, allowing us to see our true selves. Held at the heart, it can connect us with universal unconditional love, allowing us to feel this love for ourselves and for others.
*The Bindu Visarga is a ‘point’ or ‘drop’ in Tantric Yoga, that connects us with the music of the Universe and aids communication with our guides.