Moss agate is a green and white stone known for its earthy blend of colors. It has a close cousin—tree agate. While the two are commonly confused, the difference is actually quite simple. Tree agate is more white and opaque, where moss agate is more green and transparent.
Despite the name, moss agate does not have any organic inclusions that define it.
Metaphysical Properties of Moss Agate
Moss Agate has been known throughout history as a healing stone, a Druid’s stone, and a stone to strengthen warriors. Moss Agate has also been tied to ancient texts that describe it as attracting wealth and prosperity. It is a multi-talented stone, encouraging inventive and creative thinking, emotional growth and balance, and a greater awareness of opportunities. Moss Agate is a stone that attunes us to the rhythms of the world around us, helping us to stay grounded and avoid letting negative emotions sway our decision making. It assists in building a leadership mindset of steady and resourceful thought, encouraging us to triumph in every area of our lives!
Moss Agate is most associated with cloudy shades of green floating within clear or semi-clear Chalcedony, but it can also be found with touches of other colors (reddish-brown, brown-black, yellow-brown) depending on its source location. Green Coloration in Moss Agate is due to inclusions of Chlorite or Hornblende, whereas darker coloration or Dendrites suggest the presence of Iron Oxides. When the clear portions of Moss Agate are a more solid white, it is commonly referred to as Tree Agate instead. Moss Agate is also called Ocean Grass Agate, particularly when there are only thin tendrils of green floating in the clear portions of the stone.