Healing Agate Definition
The name “agate” comes from the Achates River in Sicily, Italy. Found in the namesake river, the gemstone was known to have healing medicinal powers, which was utilized by the Neolithic people as a healing amulet. The stone was used as amulets and ornamentation in the Greek and Egyptian civilizations, for hardstone carving and such.
In the zodiac, agate is associated with Gemini, the second constellation for May. Taurus, in contrast, is the first month. Therefore, agate is the birthstone for those born between May 22-June 21. It makes a great gift for anyone born around this time of the month because Gemini, the constellation of the twins, is associated with diplomacy and enthusiasm.