Agate's most noticeable properties overall are balancing yin/yang energy, courage, protection, healing, and calming. Agate is a stone of strength. Agate enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect, making it a beneficial stone for both students and artists. Agate increases energy. Agate is a very protective stone. It is especially protective for children. Emotionally, agate gives courage, emotional strength, self-confidence, and dispels fears. As far as relationships go, agate is a stone of marital and romantic fidelity.