Agate has warm, encouraging properties. It helps promote self-confidence, security and stability. It is an excellent stone for harmonizing, positive and negative energy, balancing emotional, intellectual and physical energy. It can aid in physical healing, strength and endurance. It has protective qualities, especially when travelling. It assists in meditation focus, raising spiritual awareness and connecting with the collective consciousness.Agate is banded Chalcedony, of the Quartz family, and comes in an abundance of colours and types. The banded layers of quartz are very strong despite their delicate appearance.