The Power of Communication: Blue Lace Agate

101 Power Crystals: The Ultimate Guide to Magical Crystals, Gems, and Stones for Healing and Transformation - Judy Hall 2011

The Power of Communication: Blue Lace Agate

Chakra correspondences: Throat, third eye, crown, heart

Physiological correspondences: Eyes, throat, shoulders, neck, thyroid gland, stomach, uterus, lymphatic and digestive systems, skeletal system, pancreas, capillaries

Vibration: Earthy


Blue Lace Agate is a comparatively recent find, but Blue Agates have been prized as communication enhancers since ancient times. According to the fourth-century Greco-Roman Orphic Lithica, Blue Agate conveys to the wearer grace and persuasive power of speech:

Adorned with this, thou woman’s heart shall gain

And by persuasion thy desire obtain;

And if of men thou aught demand, shalt come

With all thy wishes fulfilled rejoicing home.

The eleventh-century Marbod lapidary confirms, “the wearer of an agate shall be made agreeable and persuasive to man, and have the favour of God.” A couple of centuries later Bernard Mandeville said, “it makes one a beautiful speaker and gracious with words . . . and helps one to acquire intelligence and sense.” And in 1585, Gerolamo Cardano insisted that an Agate helped him succeed in negotiations and win debates, saying it made him “temperate, continent, and cautious.”

According to modern crystal lore, Blue Lace Agate instills the ability to analyze and dissect, and focuses the mind. Placed on the third eye, this stone opens the inner eye to help you intuitively see beyond the confines of consensual reality.


Modern crystal workers use gentle Blue Lace Agate to instill peace of mind. It opens the throat chakra to encourage free expression of thoughts and feelings that previously have been blocked. Blocked feelings are one of the most common sources of dis-ease, and the stone gently dissolves this repression. Such blockages may be reflected in psychosomatic shoulder or throat problems, which can be released by placing Blue Lace Agate on the throat chakra. Positioned on the throat, its vibrations restore energetic balance to the thyroid and parathyroid glands, assisting metabolic function.

Water infused with Blue Lace Agate makes an excellent gargle for sore throats and has been used to regulate the fluid balance in the brain.


Blue Lace Agate dramatically changes your ability to communicate and to speak your truth. It is especially beneficial for healing psychosomatic ailments that arise from not being able to express your feelings, or from having been sworn to secrecy in this or a previous lifetime. In situations where you fear you will be judged or ridiculed, the stone can be extremely helpful. It also ameliorates feelings of anger that may have arisen in the past and promotes forgiveness. (See also Agate on page 20 and Banded Agate on page 40.)

Blue Lace Agate


Wear Blue Lace Agate at your throat to voice your most profound personal and spiritual truths, or to heal a sore throat.