Azurite is also known as the Stone of Heaven. It brings in compassion and empathy but also shows those who are sensitive how to set emotional boundaries. It helps with over-talking and chattering out of nervousness. It is beneficial for memory, self-expression, and emotional balance.
Spiritual & Emotional Influence:
Azurite has long been used to guide psychic development and increase metaphysical powers, especially when placed on the Third Eye (Brow) Chakra. It enables journeys out of the body to take place safely.
It is thought to be beneficial for the brain and the mind to clarify confusion. It is also good for mental focus and awareness. It clears stress, worry, grief, guilt, shame, and sadness.
The Physical Connection:
Azurite is thought to be useful in strengthening the body and keeping it strong. It’s said to help repair the lungs and the respiratory system. It is believed to be beneficial for the blood and the circulatory system and calming the nervous system. It is also thought to help with throat infections, thyroid issues, and vocal problems. It is considered to be good for those with arthritis or any other joint issues. It is believed to help the kidneys, liver, gallbladder, spleen, bones, teeth, skin, hair, and nails.
The Chakras Connected to Azurite:
Throat Chakra, Third Eye (Brow) Chakra, Crown Chakra.
Locations Found & History:
Chile, China, Peru, the United States, Egypt, Australia, Namibia, France, and Russia. Azurite was used in the ancient world and the middle ages as a pigment or dye because of its beautiful blue hue. In the middle ages, it was very popular with painters, and it’s still used as a base for some paint colors. The crystal is always oxidizing so the colors may turn green after a while. Ancient Egyptians used Azurite to carve ornaments, and it was also believed to be held sacred by the people of Atlantis. It is named from Azure, meaning blue.
Rarity, Value & Variations:
Azurite is a bright, vibrant blue copper mineral that gets its name from its azure blue color. It’s mostly used for ornamental pieces and rarely in jewelry. In the past, it was even used as a dye because of its highly pigmented color. Even though it’s a very attractive stone, Azurite is rarely used in jewelry because it only has a hardness rating of 3.5 to 4 on the Mohs hardness scale. Any jewelry is usually coated with wax to protect it. It’s formed by carbon dioxide reacting with minerals that have copper in them, or by cupric salts that have reacted with limestone.
It’s also found growing together with malachite which is a brilliant green color making for a very vibrant green and blue stone called Azurmalachite.
How to Use Azurite:
Place on your Third Eye (Brow) Chakra or Throat Chakra or hold during meditation. You can also use paint with Azurite in it to create a painting that will be infused with all of this stone’s balancing benefits.