In historic times, agate was placed in water for cooking or drinking to dispel sickness. Agate balances yin-yang energy. Its properties are: Protects the heart chakra at the etheric double level only. Brings spiritual energy into the heart to heal heartache and heartbreak Protects healers from burnout and from getting overly involved emotionally with those they heal Helps holding unconditional love Clears psychic attacks at the heart chakra level, slowly dissolves negative cords in the heart chakra, heals heart scars slowly Think of your strongest fear, take a piece of leopard skin agate in one hand and a piece of bloodstone in the other; focus on your fear and watch it dissolve