Agate is a variety of Chalcedony that has a distinct banding and appears somewhat waxy. Agate is a grounding stone that is said to aid in overcoming bitterness and eliminate anger. Agate promotes love and shows the way to positive relationships. It is a calming and soothing stone that can harmonize yin and yang energies. Agate is a slow working stone but brings great strength and it's multiple layers are said to bring hidden information to light.
On a psychological level, Agate is said to gently facilitate self-acceptance, aid self analysis and perception, as well as build one's confidence. It is believed to also enhance mental function, improve concentration, encourage one to speak their truth, stimulate memories, as well as create a sense of safety and security by dissolving intetnal tension.