These magical Water Babies are Agate Enhydro Stones. They are rare to find and so much fun to play with. They have in their center an open pocket which holds a splash of ancient liquid and a bubble of air. This liquid is believed to be water, but I believe it to be much more than that. Hold them close to your ear and gently shake and you will hear the inner fluid splashing around. If you want to see what's inside, simply hold a flashlight underneath the stone and watch the movement in amazement.
SEEDS OF LIFE
These Water Babies remind me of the Dragon Egg crystals - magical stone beings which hold within them a spark ... the seed of life ... an embryo ... a baby. I felt this spark within this group of Agate Enhydro stones ... that in the bubble of water was LIFE. These water stone eggs hold life within their being ... but life in a way that we were not familiar with ... something we could not fathom or understand, but LIFE!
The metaphysical gifts of Agate
Agate vibrates to the number 7 and is the astrological sign of Gemini - Elemental. Agate is a form of Chalcedony and shares its properties. Agate is an incredible stone. It is believed to have been among man's earliest possessions. Egyptians were mining Agate as early as 3500 B.C. In Historic times, agate was placed in water for use in cooking and for drinking in order to dispel sickness. Agate is a balancing stone. It assists in looking at oneself and ones circumstances concerning ones well being. Provides perceptiveness to situations, awakening ones inherent talents and adroitness. It can produce angelic/spiritual inspiration.
Chalcedony vibrates to 9 and is the Elemental Astrological signs of Cancer and Sagittarius. Chalcedony balances the energy of the body, mind, emotions and spirit. It is a stone to encourage "brotherhood" among all, symbolizing benevolence and good will, stemming from the stone's nurturing energy. It alleviates hostilities, irritability and melancholy. It enhances generosity, responsiveness and receptivity. Chalcedony was used as a sacred stone by the Native American Indians to promote stability within the ceremonial activities of the tribe.
Owlephant is approx. 2-1/2" and is quite chunky. When I gazed into the underside of this stone I saw a pair of eyes staring back. Owl eyes. Then another set of eyes was looking back. Eyes atop a trunk. Elephant eyes. So this beautiful being is Owlephant! He carries the energy of air, earth and water and all crystals by their birth carry fire.