If there is a stone that can be described as having “dream-like” qualities, it is druzy agate. Druzy agate looks like it has captured that airy, soft, cloud-like quality of sweet dreams into its very structure. If you’re attracted to this beautiful crystal, read on to learn druzy agate’s meaning, properties, uses, and more.
What is Druzy Agate?
Druzy agate is a type of agate stone that is characterized by the small, crystal structure that is formed on the stone (called a druzy), which means that druzy agate crystals have a “cavity” of tiny crystals, often not much bigger than grains of sugar.
While many different types of stone may have a druzy (such as quartz), druzy agate is the only type of agate to have a druzy. Druzys are formed when mineral-filled water sits on another rock’s surface. Over time, as the water evaporates, the minerals left behind form tiny crystals. While this sounds like a fast process, it actually often takes millions of years!
Druzys are often a different color from the host stone, though they may be the same. Druzy stones are found all over the world, particularly in Africa, the US, Europe, and Mexico, but are found in their highest densities in Brazil.
Druzy Agate Meaning
Druzy agate is primarily associated with peace, love, intuition, stress-relief, and a stronger sense of self-worth and inner strength. It is a stone that brings balance and a sense of soothing. Many people associate druzy agate with the hidden gems inside us that we so often hide under a polished exterior, but should gain the inner strength to free so we can be our truest selves in our daily lives.
Druzy agate meanings also include:
- Inner harmony
- Harmonious relationships with others
Druzy Agate Healing Properties
Druzy agate offers the following healing properties:
Druzy agate is all about clarity, intuition, and finding inner strength and trust in yourself and your abilities. It’s so easy to doubt yourself – our world is built in such a way that it’s easy to put things off or hide from others, but this stone helps you find clarity about what you want in all areas of your life and take positive baby steps toward it.
With druzy agate with you, you can confidently trust your heart, head, or gut – whatever is shouting at you loudest about what decision you need to make next. It helps you know which direction to move to make a judgment or decision and decreases your reaction times.
Many people find that they can embrace new situations that once would have unnerved them or even caused them anxiety when they start to use druzy agate in their meditation or yoga practice, place it in key areas of their home or other spaces they inhabit regularly, or wear it.
Druzy agate is used by many to aid in physical healing and improve overall physical health. It has recently become more popular for use in this area as it helps strengthen the immune system and removes toxins and impurities from the body.
Druzy agate is also used by many to relieve symptoms of ongoing and chronic pain and discomfort, caused by chronic illness or a lengthy recovery process after surgery or an injury. This includes digestive issues, such as IBS.
Many also like to wear it or have it nearby while working out, especially during yoga, as it helps increase blood flow and enhances many of the mental benefits yoga offers.
If you’ve been feeling lost spiritually, and like you’ve lost your sense of purpose or forward momentum, druzy agate can help you start to come home to yourself and gain more clarity about what spiritualism means to you. Whether you feel called to a practice that is different from what everyone else around you practices, or even to practice in a way that has no rules or guidelines, work with this stone to strengthen your intuition.
If you like to work with divination tools, such as tarot cards, place druzy agate around you as you pull your cards. This can help you have a purer connection with your divination tool and get better answers, free from “distraction” energies that may come up for you as the world around you imposes on your quiet time.
What are the best ways to use druzy agate?
Druzy agate is a versatile stone, so it’s worth experimenting to see what form of use works best for you. You may want to:
- Wear it – necklaces are particularly useful if you want to start finding your voice and often feel unable to speak. If you want to use it while working out, try a ring or placing it nearby – whatever feels safe for your chosen form of exercise.
- Place it in areas of the home you use to recharge, plan, make decisions, or have conversations with others.
- Hold it while meditating – druzy agate has vibrations that help you feel cool, calm, and collected. If you don’t want to hold it, you can place it over a chakra while lying down, place it in the center of your folded legs, or simply place it nearby.
- Place it nearby when you use divination tools.
- Use it to facilitate group settings, whether that’s a family dinner that can often feel chaotic or a meeting at work. Druzy agate can help you create more harmony, take a leadership role, and collaborate with others more effectively.
- If your relationship feels disconnected or you are arguing frequently, this stone can help soothe the tension in the air between you and open up lines of communication so you can figure out what is best for the both of you. Try wearing it or placing it in areas of your home that are central to your relationship, literally or figuratively.
- If you feel like your relationship with money has been rocky as of late, druzy agate can help to clear the mental fog around how to bring more prosperity into your life and give you a more optimistic outlook. Combine it with some of the more well-known prosperity-bringing stones for the strongest effects, such as pyrite, citrine, and other green stones.
What chakra does druzy connect with?
Druzy agate primarily connects with the Crown Chakra, though it also has positive effects on the Throat Chakra and Third Eye Chakra, as you may expect after reading through druzy agate’s meaning and properties. If you find yourself feeling disconnected from life, your purpose and/or goals, and often feel unable to speak up for yourself and your wishes – even with yourself, this is a great crystal to work with.
That said, druzy agate’s calming and balancing qualities make it an ideal stone to work with when balancing the chakras.
What is the best way to cleanse and clean druzy agate?
Druzy agate can get dusty easily, so try to clean it frequently to keep it looking its best. Avoid using furniture polish and other chemicals, as this can damage the stone’s coloring. Rinse it in water and use a fingernail brush or toothbrush to dislodge dust, if necessary.
To cleanse druzy agate energetically you can:
- Clean it as above, taking care to create a light, energetic, loving space
- Place your agate in a place where it can be cleansed by moonlight – full moon nights are particularly powerful
- Place it in direct sunlight for about 5 minutes – don’t leave it in direct sun for a long time, as you may find it causes fading and in extreme cases, it may even crack due to extreme temperature changes
How do I know if my druzy is real?
You can’t pass off another stone as druzy agate, so fakes usually use glue to press small crystals into a depression in the stone. If you want to know for sure if your druzy is real, carefully take a tool like a knife or some scissors and poke at a few of the small crystals. If they don’t budge, your druzy agate is real, but if they fall off and it doesn’t look like you chipped the crystal, then it’s likely a fake.
If you’re looking for emotional and spiritual balance in your life, want to soothe physical ailments, or find your inner strength, druzy agate is an ideal stone to work with alone or paired or grouped with other stones. If you want more self-love, pair it with rose quartz, for prosperity try pyrite, and for more balance and less negativity, try amethyst. Cleanse it regularly (each full moon works well) and you’ll soon feel the energetic benefits of this beautiful stone.
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