Malachite is a common, beautiful mineral, unique in appearance thanks to its formation process. Its bright coloring draws the eye immediately, whether is in its natural form or cut and polished. Malachite is linked to the astrological signs Scorpio and Capricorn.
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Malachite is a secondary copper mineral quite popular for use in jewelry and ornaments thanks to its bright green color.
Its shell-like formation causes its unique appearance of light and dark layers shaped as concentric rings, stripes, and other shapes.
It’s often found as crystalline aggregates or crust, or botryoidal clusters of radiating crystals. It has a Mohs hardness rating of 3.5 to 4.
Malachite personifies the deep healing green of nature and represents the innate beauty of flowers, trees, roots, and plants. It manifests a deep Devic green which rules the material plane.
The name malachite may come from the Greek word malakee, or malache, signifying the resemblance of Mallow leaves, or from the Greek word malakos, meaning soft. Well-known to ancient Egyptians, malachite mines were in use between the Suez and Sinai as early as 4000 B.C.
It was also popular with the ancient Greeks and Romans, for jewelry, 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 stomach ailments.
Russian czars used malachite for ornaments and paneling for their castles, and intricate inlay work.
Promotes transformation and spiritual development
Clears the way to attain goals
Stimulates fidelity, loyalty, and reasoning ability
Malachite is a protection stone, absorbing negative energies and pollutants from the atmosphere and from the body. It guards against radiation of all kinds, clears electromagnetic pollution, and heals earth energies.
Keep near microwaves in the kitchen and televisions in living areas. In the workplace malachite protects against noise, over-bright fluorescent lighting, and harmful rays from technological equipment, negative phone calls and emails.
Use it to clear and activate the base, heart, solar plexus, soul star, and third eye chakra.