This mala should be used to reduce the negative effects of the planet Mercury and to strengthen the positive effect or favourable positioning of this planet in one’s horoscope. This mala is most suited to those with Gemini (Mithun Rashi) and Virgo (Kanya Rashi) as their zodiac signs. It promotes good manners, boosts happiness, hones intelligence, brings prosperity, ensures longevity, promotes fertility, and brings good health. Those suffering from sleep disorders can place it under their pillows at night. It has the power to alleviate depression, lethargy, tumours of the throat and skin. Agate is a symbol of protection, courage and success. It is known to be a stress buster and gives a sense of strength and courage.