Malachite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral belonging to the carbonate class of minerals.
Malachite is formed through a secondary process in the oxidation zone of copper ore deposits. Malachite is a banded light and dark green crystal with a dull and silky lustre. Its crystal habit is in massive forms that are botryoidal, stalactitic or globular. The crystals are fibrous and are frequently found as pseudomorphs of azurite.
Malachite can be found in the Congo, Namibia, Russia, Mexico, Australia, England and the USA
Malachite is a famous and very popular semi-precious stone. It is named for the Greek word for "mallow", a green herb. Its banded light and dark green designs are one-of-a-kind, and give it a unique ornamental quality unlike that of any other stone. The light and dark green bands are so distinctive that malachite maybe one of the most easily recognised minerals by the general public.
Malachite was known in Egypt as early as 3000 B.C. It was also popular with the ancient Greeks and Romans, for jewellery, ornaments and, in powdered form, for eye shadow. In the Middle Ages, Malachite was believed to protect against the evil eye and to cure various types of stomach ailments. The Russian Czars used malachite from the large deposit in the Ural mountains to produce ornaments and paneling for their castles, as well as intricate inlay work.
Malachite is an important protection stone. It absorbs negative energies and pollutants. It should be cleaned regularly by placing on a clear quartz cluster and placed in the sun. Malachite guards against radiation of all kinds. It should be placed in the home of anyone who lives near a nuclear or natural radiation source. It also clears electromagnetic pollution and heals earth energies.
MALACHITE And physical health
Malachite is an extremely versatile healing stone. It is particularly useful for cramps, including menstrual cramps. It helps with childbirth and aids midwives in their tasks. Malachite treats any sexual disease, lowers blood pressure, treats asthma, epilepsy, fractures, swollen joints, growths, travel sickness, vertigo, tumours, optic nerve, pancreas, spleen and the parathyroid.
It aligns the DNA and cellular structure and enhances the immune system. Malachite stimulates the liver to releases toxins thereby reducing acidification of the tissues.
Malachite encourages the development of the female sexual organs and heals their ailments. It also helps with sexual problems, particularly if bad experiences were the cause. It stimulates the nerves and brain activity.
Malachite helps you connect with life's sweetness. It is a good stone if you have diabetes or are healing from pancreatic issues or digestive challenges. This copper carbonate mineral aids those suffering from the symptoms of arthritis as well.
Malachite can assist in restoring strength and vitality after illness and in rebuilding or repairing tissue after surgery. It supports the formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin—assisting with oxygenation of the body and overall vitality. Malachite is excellent for reducing inflammation due to sprains, strains or other injuries. It can help draw toxins from the body and can be used to support fasting, detoxification and other cleansing rituals. It is a wonderful aid to digestion and it stimulates stomach and colon function.
MALACHITE and your feelings
Malachite stimulates inner imagery. Dreams, imagination and memories become alive and real. Suppressed feelings are suddenly brought out into the open. Malachite takes away inhibitions and encourages the expression of feelings. Moods are experienced more intensely and then rapidly dropped again as fast as they arose. Old pain an traumas may surface and be dissolved if we are in a position to face them.
Malachite is a stone that helps you get to the heart of a matter. This stone reminds you that patterns that repeat in relationships again and again contain a lesson to be learned. This stone helps you grow emotionally, mentally and spiritually as you recognise emerging patterns.
Malachite is ideal for burning through the fog of emotional confusion that can prevent you from making conscious choices. It helps to overcome the abuser/victim polarity and find strength within. Malachite can assist those who have many creative ideas but are unable to organise or act upon them. It is an excellent ally for those afraid to use their power because of past experiences with abusive individuals. It can assist in overcoming fear of confrontation or fear of self-expression. It can help those who fear being seen or noticed, or who resist assuming their rightful place as a force in the Universe.
Malachite is one of the most important stones for protection from negative energies. It permeates the auric field with positive vibrations and strengthens the natural energetic ‘shell’ which can screen out hostile forces.
It can keep you from being noticed by those who might pose a threat to your emotional or physical well-being. Malachite emanates the healthiest energy pattern for the heart. It benefits both the emotional heart and the pump itself through its harmonisation of the heart chakra.
It assists in maintaining emotional balance, in which you remain in a positive, benevolent state but is not tempted to take on the emotional baggage of others. It also offers an enhanced ability to see where your own emotional traps and pitfalls lie, and to avoid them.
The solar-plexus chakra is also stimulated by Malachite, and in this case there is an enhancement of willpower. In the presence of Malachite, it is easier to refuse all sorts of temptations, from ice cream to infidelity, and in so doing, to realise you are also serving your own highest good. Malachite instills confidence and self-responsibility and is useful in making spiritual progress through honest action in the world.
If placed on the solar plexus chakra, Malachite aids deep emotional healing. It releases negative experiences and old trauma. Malachite brings suppressed feelings to the surface and restores the ability to breath deeply. It balances the heart chakra. At an emotional level malachite can make moods more intense but quick to change. Malachite placed on the heart chakra will bring balance and harmony. It opens the heart to unconditional love. Malachite draws out deep feelings and psychosomatic causes of illness. It breaks unwanted ties and worn out patterns of thought and behaviour. Malachite teaches you how to take responsibility for your actions, thoughts and feelings. It releases inhibitions and encourages you to express your feelings, it encourages you have empathy with other people, showing you how it would be if you were in their place. It releases shyness, and supports friendships.
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MALACHITE and the mind
Malachite strengthens the understanding of concepts. We are in a position to absorb information more quickly as the imagination makes us strong and aware of how to handle it. Thoughts flow very fast and decisions are made without having to think a great deal. Malachite fortifies the capacity to observe, even tiny things are perceived much more rapidly and their meaning is recognised. This also increases the ability to criticise and and confront and the willingness to do so.
Malachite can help you get clear when you have many thoughts going round and round in your head. If you are experiencing repetitive thoughts you are unable to release, use this stone to realign your mind with your heart, and use your heart as your centre of thought.
Malachite enhances intuition and insight. It helps to ease mental disturbances, including psychiatric illnesses and combats dyslexia. Malachite strengthens your ability to absorb and process information, makes you more observant and helps you understand difficult concepts. Malachite stimulates dreams and brings memories to life again.
MALACHITE and the SPIRIT
Malachite encourages an appreciation of aesthetics, sensuality and beauty, friendship and justice. It helps you to imagine yourself in the position of others and to empathise with them. Malachite gets rid of shyness and awakens the desire for knowledge. Life is experienced more intensely and is more adventurous. Inspired by malachite, you learn to love risks and to rely on luck. Malachite helps to make you more aware, desires, needs and ideals become visible but the realisation of them remains up to you.
Carrying the vibrations of the heart, malachite's swirling shades of green represent the lessons the heart must go through during its lifetime, effectuating healing not only in this lifetime but also in past lives. These pattern are lessons that you can use to further your spiritual evolution.
It helps you to recognise and utilise your power in a constructive, creative manner. It can be used as a grounding tool and will assist in identifying the steps necessary to bring dreams, visions and wishes into physical reality. It reveals energetic and emotional boundaries and helps to honour those boundaries for yourself and others. It can be a powerful stone for protection from power abuse on psychic, energetic and emotional levels.
Malachite clears and activates the chakras and attunes you for spiritual guidance. If placed on the third eye it will activate visualisation and psychic vision. Malachite can be used for scrying, journeying through the stones convoluted patterns releases the mind and stimulates pictures. It can assist in receiving insights from the subconscious or messages from the future.
Malachite is a stone of transformation. Life is lived more intensely under the influence of this adventurous stone, it encourages risk taking and change. It shows us what is blocking our spiritual growth.
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malachite and the chakras
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
CRYSTALS S - U
CRYSTALS V - Z