۞ Black Agate, AKA Sulemani Stone, AKA Hakik, AKA Akik, is the Birthstone of 5°-6° Taurus and the 5th of Iyar.
۞ Position of Fixed Star Caph in the year 5760 (2000 C.E.): 5°07′ Taurus.
۞ On the 5th of Iyar, is the 20th day of the Omer Count. The Sefirah of the 20th day is “Yesod” of “Tiferet” — “Connection in Harmony”. This is a good time for building a relationship, especially a marital relationship, based on compromise and mutual consent.
۞ On the 5th of Iyar, 5708 (1948 C.E.), the State of Israel was proclaimed in Tel Aviv.
۞ Black Agate (Sulemani Hakik) is mined in Turkey and Iran.
۞ According to Islamic tradition, the prophet Muhammad wore a Silver ring set with a Black Agate (Sulemani Hakik) on his right hand. For this reason the Black Agate has been considered a sacred stone in Islam.
۞ Vedic Astrologers recommend Black Agate as a protective stone against the malefic influences of Saturn.
۞ Black Agate is a helpful crystal ally to have during a period of bereavement.
۞ Black Agate (Sulemani Hakik) can serve as a talisman for protection against black magic, the evil eye and psychic attacks.