Dendritic Agate, also called Tree Agate, gets its name from a Greek word meaning tree-like. These Agates are usually white, colorless or gray, and have tree- or fern-like inclusions of iron or manganese, called dendrites.
Dendritic Agate is known as the Stone of Plentitude. It brings abundance and fullness to all areas of life, from business to agricultural endeavors. [Melody, 86][Hall, 43] It was associated with the ancient Greek dryads, woodland and tree spirits, and was buried in the fields at the time of sowing to insure a good harvest. [Eason, 254]
Dendritic Agate is ideal for examination of self, and the self-imposed limitations and patterns that make up one's life experiences. It is a helpful talisman for anyone involved in therapy, meditation, rebirthing, a twelve-step program, or any path of serious work that requires a day-to-day behavioral change necessary to achieve desired results. [Simmons, 8] Dendritic Agate is also a protective amulet when traveling, especially by air and against traffic accidents. [Megemont, 16][Eason, 254][Mella, 69]
In the workplace, a bowl of Dendritic or Tree Agates bring a breath of fresh air to stagnant air-conditioned environments. [Eason, 254] As a professional support stone, Dendritic Agate stabilizes the energy levels of secretaries, and provides travel protection for airline and postal workers. [Mella, 129, 132]
Dendritic Agate assists in overcoming emotional boundary violations and emotional strain. [Gienger, 7] It helps heal the pain of unhappy childhood or effects of divorce. [Eason, 254] Agate overcomes negativity and bitterness of the heart, by healing anger, fostering love, and lending the courage to start over. It is useful for any kind of trauma. [Hall, 39]
Dendritic Agate is beneficial in healing parts of the body that branch, such as aligning the vertebra in skeletal disorders, treating neuralgia and conditions of the nervous system, and stimulating veins and capillaries in the circulatory system. [Eason, 254][Hall, 44]