Malachite is thought to absorb negative energies and pollutants from the environment and the body, soaking up radiation and clearing electromagnetic smog. It is beneficial for shyness, transformation, and inhibitions.
Spiritual & Emotional Influence:
Malachite is a very protective stone. It is reputed to protect against the Evil Eye, witchcraft, and evil spirits, and is best used by a qualified healer. It has a strong affinity with devic forces and heals the Earth.
It helps you investigate your deeper feelings to help you get to the root of an issue and helps you break unwanted patterns of behavior. It assists you in expressing your emotions and helps you understand others when they express their emotions. It relieves mental disturbances and encourages introspection.
The Physical Connection:
Malachite is thought to be helpful for many physical ailments and physical pain. It is said to be related to the female anatomy and help relieve cramps in the body including menstrual cramps. It is believed to assist in childbirth and has been known as the midwife stone. It’s also thought to help asthma, lower blood pressure, arthritis, swelling, broken bones, inflammation, torn or strained muscles, and tumors. It is also believed to help travel sickness and vertigo.
The Chakras Connected to Malachite :
Heart Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Root (Base) Chakra, Sacral Chakra.
Locations Found & History:
Democratic Republic of Congo, United States (New Mexico), Australia, Zaire, France, Germany, Chile, Zambia, Romania, Russia, and the Middle East. The word Malachite comes from the Greek word Moloche which means mallow, like the plant because it’s the same color as the mallow leaves. This gemstone has been used as a pigment for paints when crushed for thousands of years.
Ancient Egyptians made jewelry with Malachite in it, and they also used it to carve ornaments. It was mined as early as 4000 BC between Mt Sinai and the Suez. It’s even found in Egyptian hieroglyphs describing the stone to be part of their deities, and it was thought to protect against evil spirits. In Greece and Rome, they made vases and other items out of Malachite, and in Russia, it was used as a decorative architectural feature.
Rarity, Value & Variations:
Malachite is a softer mineral that rates a 3.5 to 4 on the hardness scale. Pieces that have more of a distinctive pattern will be higher in value. Malachite is a very unique-looking stone with a vivid emerald green color. Different shades of green swirl together with black to create a beautiful pattern over the stone’s surface. It’s a secondary mineral of copper and is formed when carbonated water comes into contact with copper minerals or when a copper solution combines with limestone.
How to Use Malachite:
Wear Malachite in rings or place on the Solar Plexus or Heart Chakras for balancing or on places on the body where there is pain or discomfort. It’s an excellent stone to have in the home, with Malachite carvings being beneficial as well. Malachite is copper ore, which is toxic to humans if taken in sufficient quantities.