Stone of Transformation & Emotional Clarity
Malachite is a stone of antiquity, with a history dating back as far as 4000 BC. Legend tells us that the ancient Egyptians obtained their Malachite specimens from the Sinai peninsula. The Book of the Dead indicating that the Egyptians believed that the goddess of the sky “drops stars on the earth in the form of green stones”.
Headdresses of pharaohs were said to be lined with Malachite, as this shall raise the ruler’s vibrations to a higher level, thus opening him up to wise counsel. It is Russian legend that tells us that anyone who drinks for a chalice made of Malachite will have the power to understand the language of animals bestowed upon him for eternity.
Malachite was often ground to be used as adornment for they eyelashes and eyelids. Sometimes referred to as the Peacock stone, considered sacred to the Roman goddess Juno (whose sacred bird was the peacock) as she was enchanted by the eye like patterns that the Malachite presents, much like the pattern in a peacocks feather.
Malachite teaches one how to take responsibility for one’s own thoughts, actions and emotions, releasing inhibitions, and encouraging one to express true feelings. Malachite also allows one to feel empathy for another; of ‘being in his shoes’ so that one may be more understanding of the effects of thoughts, actions, and emotions.
Scientific Gemstone Properties
Mohs Hardness of 4 with a monoclinic crystal structure.
Malachite is usually found in large opaque green masses, copper being the cause for the coloring. It often crystallizes in the form of crusts, tufts, masses, or rosettes. But a few will also exhibit a drusy of small crystals of Malachite on the surface.
A stone with a characteristic bubbly look when cut, Malachite will present the beautiful alternating light and dark green layers. Most often the crystals are entirely too small for faceting, but larger specimens are carved in many way to reveal the banding to it’s best ability.
Metaphysical Gemstone Properties
Malachite may help one to look deep within oneself and to stimulate instinctive and intuitive reasoning, allowing for positive change which in turn facilitates advancement. It is an excellent stone to clarify the emotions, for allowing recognition as well as release of negative life experiences which one may not or cannot recall. Used with caution, this transformation shall be strong, gentle, and thoroughly cleansing.
Assisting one to remember the strong connection to the All, Malachite refreshes one’s outlook and allows one to search the inner core without the fear that generally holds one back, leading to an unobstructed path leading to the desired goal on the search.
Malachite is wonderful for increasing one’s concentration skills, as well as being beneficial to the physical, psychic, and intuitive vision. It will assist one in finding a balanced path between desires of ones ego and the higher will. Aiding in the removal of emotional blockages and inspiring one with new and fresh ideas, Malachite will in turn help to manifest the goals that have been set. Soothing to one’s soul, it shall release stress to assist in creating new beginnings.
Healing Gemstone Properties
Malachite is a powerful healing stone, promoting growth and building strength on so many levels. Due to it’s high copper content, it has a steady pulsing electromagnetic energy field, said to absorb negative energy from the aura as well as cleansing it. In this process, one will be protected from the ill effects of negative energies.
Quite useful in enhancing emotional stability and general balance, it may assist in the symptoms of vertigo. Malachite is used to strengthen the entire bodily structure from skin to organs when the energy is directed properly.
Using Malachite will assist one in counteracting and overcoming self-destructive romantic tendencies, helping to encourage true and pure love. A successful remedy against heart pains as well as cardiac asthma.
The optic nerves in one’s eyes may benefit with a daily bathing of the eyes in a Malachite elixir.
Magical Gemstone Properties
Deities: Hathor & Juno & Freyja
Powers: Protection, Power & Success
Candle Color: Green
Malachite is often worn to detect impending danger. Legend tells us that Malachite will break into pieces to warn it’s wearer of the forthcoming menace.
Long been used in magical rights, Malachite will lend extra energy and power to any ritual, cast, or reading. Wear it, hold it, or place it on the alter to increase one’s ability to send power toward the magical goal. Pendants or beads of Malachite worn against the skin, near the heart, are said to expand one’s ability to love, as well as aiding in drawing love in.
Often used in protective magic, specifically where children are concerned, Malachite may be worn or carried to guard against negativity as well as physical dangers. If one feels frazzled, frustrated and at the end of one’s rope so to speak, Malachite may offer valuable assistance. But beware, as wearing this stone will amplify any energy one projects…one unkind thought towards another may create a damaging psychological effect. Often when one does this, although unintentionally, the negative energy likely will return thrice fold.
If an elixir is crafted from a Malachite stone, it is recommended that it be a polished stone. As it is a softer stone and susceptible to damage if handled improperly. Especially avoid sudden or extreme temperature changes.
As Malachite does absorb negative energy, especially in healing works, it may become weak or damaged if not cleansed often enough. Cleanse and recharge a Malachite stone by placing it on a Crystal Quartz cluster or in a geode. Some suggest placing it in the sun, some suggest recharging in the earth. It is agreed upon though not to use salt as it will damage the surface of the stone.
Zodiac Gemstone Properties
Zodiac Stone of: Capricorn & Scorpio
Birthstone: Not a Birthstone for any month.
Chakra Gemstone Properties
The powerful green Malachite is said to be effective on all chakras, it is actually one of the few stones that can be used to clear and activate all of the chakras. It is especially helpful with the 4th, Heart Chakra in terms of love and opening one’s heart.
Symbolizing an understanding of oneself and others, this is a wonderful meditation stone as well.