Azurite, Malachite Specimen
Exquisite Azurite, Malachite Specimen displaying small Azurite crystal clusters.
Key words: Enlightened leadership, creativity, confidence, protection, a healed heart
Chakras: Solar plexus, heart
Zodiac Signs: Capricorn, Scorpio
Wedding Anniversary: 13th year
Malachite Crystal Healing Properties:
The energy of Malachite strengthens our ability to take action in the world, to create and manifest form from our thoughts and ideas. It can help us find the resolve to overcome difficulty and the integrity to stay true to our direction. It is a powerful protection stone that reveals energetic and emotional boundaries and helps us to honour those boundaries in ourselves and others. It has been traditionally used to help in the treatment of torn muscles, swollen joints and arthritis. It can help bring restful sleep by creating a sense of calm and peace. In Indian Ayurvedic medicine it is believed to treat kidney disorders.
Malachite History and Uses:
The origins of the name Malachite may come from one of three Greek words, mallow a type of herb, malhe meaning grass; either of these could refer to the green colour of the stone or malakos meaning soft. Malachite was popular in the Ancient world, Egyptians mined it for copper ore and used it for jewellery as early as 4000BC and the Greeks and Romans powdered the stone to make eye shadow. In the middle ages it was believed to protect against the evil eye and sorcery. A large deposit in the Ural Mountains was mined by the Russian Czars to make ornaments and to line the walls of their palaces. Malachite is the anniversary stone for the 13th year of marriage.
Malachite Geological Description:
Malachite is a copper carbonate mineral with a hardness of 3.5 to 4. It can often form with Azurite and Chrysocolla. Malachite is found in Zaire, Australia, Chile, South Africa and the USA.
Affirmation: I am a co creator of the Universe.
Key words: Insight, vision, intuition, intellect
Chakras: Third eye, crown
Zodiac Signs: Aquarius, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Taurus
Azurite Crystal Healing Properties:
Azurite opens and clears the third eye and crown chakras, stimulating psychic and intuitive ability and aligning inner vision to higher guidance. It is a great aid in non-judgmental discernment, because it allows one to understand the true motives in others as well as oneself. Azurite assists with learning, memorizing, writing and other tasks that focus on orderly presentation or integration of information. It is an excellent stone for testing or negotiation situations. Azurite helps to identify and overcome the fears that may be perpetuating untruthful or deceptive behavioural patterns. It is said to be helpful in all issues of the brain and head, including migraines and vertigo.
Azurite History and Uses:
Azurite has been revered by many ancient cultures including the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Chinese, Mayans and Native Americans who have all used this stone to connect with the Spirit realm. Its name is derived from an old Persian word “lazhward” meaning blue colour. For thousands of years it has been ground to a powder and used as a vivid blue paint or dye and was used prominently in medieval European paintings in the 12th century.
Azurite Geological Description:
Azurite is a copper carbonate mineral with a hardness of 3.5 to 4. It frequently appears in combination with Malachite, another copper carbonate. Azurite is found in Australia, China, Chile, Russia and the USA.
Affirmation: I open my mind to new vision, both inner and outer, as I expand my awareness