If you are feeling vulnerable or in need of extra protection; both physically and emotionally, then Agate is an essential crystal to keep close to you. Agate will you give you the strength to delve in and out of the shadows in your life so that you may shine in the light again. This crystal gives us the courage that we need to step into both the light and shadows with its bright and dark bands. Agate grounds us by effectuating an emotional, physical and intellectual balance. This stone builds self confidence and acceptance of one's self.