The Ancient Beauty of Malachite
Malachite is and has been one of the world’s most popular stones. In Ancient Egypt it was used in the making of jewelry, as decorative objects, for adorning the coffins of kings and queens, This stone was even crushed to make a pigment to paint the walls of temples and tombs.
The deep green of malachite is especially appealing and works very well in connection to work with the heart chakra. According to Melody, author of “Love is in the Earth”, numerologically, this stone resonates to a 9 vibration. She goes on to say that Malachite is an exceptional stone of transformation and can assist in connecting to and the “transfer of sacred information leading to a spiritual evolution.”
Malachite is known to help boost insight into disorders within the mind, body, or spirit. This crystal can even act as an “Opener of the Way” toward personal goals and helps us to take responsibility and act with integrity in all things.
Malachite is a fantastic stone of purification. It is ruled by the Earth element, is ruled by the planet Venus, and clearly resonates feminine energy. Malachite is traditionally regarded as a stone to carry when traveling and can protect those who wear it from calamity while they are away from home.
As beautiful as malachite is, it needs to be handled with care. Because of some of the chemical compounds found within the stone, it is a good idea to only purchase or work with polished stones. Breathing the dust of malachite can prove to be toxic. If you want to make a gem elixir, with this stone, Jude Hall author of "The Crystal Bible" recommends that you first place the stone inside a glass and then place that glass inside a glass vessel filled with spring water.
When working with malachite, it is particularly effective when placed on the Third Eye and the Heart Chakra. Malachite can cause powerful reactions wherever it is placed. However, if its placement causes heart palpitations, it is recommended that you remove it and replace the malachite stone with a piece of clear crystal.
Azurite & Malachite
One of the most powerful pairings of stones is that of azurite and malachite. Azurite, which is often called the "Stone of Heaven" helps in connecting to the higher self and facilitates the development of intuition through the opening of the third eye. Azurite is an excellent stone to connect with for enhancing creativity, and in aligning all of the chakras.
When nature pairs azurite and malachite it magnifies the properties of both stones with the added benefit of alleviating fear and promoting confidence for anyone tapping into their natural psychic and creative abilities.
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"Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic" by Scott Cunningham, 1991 Llewellyn Publications, Minneapolis, MN
"The Crystal Bible: A Definitive Guide to Crystals" by Judy Hall, 2003 Goldsfield Press Ltd., London, Alresford, Hampshire, UK
"Love is in the Earth" by Melody, 1991, Earth Love Publishing House, Wheatridge, CO