Malachite Meaning and Benefits.
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~ Properties ~ Malachite Meaning ~ Benefits ~ Healing ~
Malachite Meaning – General Information.
Malachite is a copper carbonate mineral that crystallizes in the monoclinic crystal system. It is an opaque, banded stone. The colours in the bands range from a very light green to a very deep green. It has a silky lustre, and is 3.5 – 4 on the Mohs hardness scale.
The stone derives its name from the Greek malakee or malache meaning “mallow-green”, and so named due to its resemblance to the leaves of the Mallow plant. Because of its distinctive bright green colour and its presence in the weathered zone of nearly all copper deposits, Malachite serves as a prospecting guide for that metal. It is popular as both an ornamental stone and a gemstone.
Malachite is the anniversary gemstone for the 13th year of marriage.
Malachite Meaning – History.
Before its replacement by a synthetic, Malachite was the mineral pigment in green paints from antiquity until about 1800. It makes impressive decorative pieces. Such as the large Malachite vase featured in the Malachite Room in the Hermitage. Also as a gift from Tsar Nicholas II. “The Tazza”, stands as the focal point in the centre of the room of Linda Hall Library. This is one of the largest pieces of Malachite in North America.
Malachite is extensively mined at ‘King Solomon’s Mines’ in the Timna valley, in Israel. Archaeological evidence indicates that mining and smelting of Malachite have occurred here for over 3,000 years. Although research has revealed an interruption in mining activity at the site during the 10th century BC. This was the time of the biblical Solomon.
Discovered in ancient times by the Egyptians. Many civilisations have worn it for the purpose of protection from black magic and sorcery, also using it in amulets to protect against the evil eye. In the Middle Ages, it protected children from witches and other dangers. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used Malachite for jewellery and ground it to use as eye shadow.
In ancient Egypt, this stone represented power for the upper class. Malachite often lined the headdress of the pharaoh. The belief was it would raise the ruler’s vibrations to a higher level and open him to wise council.
Malachite is also referred to as the Peacock Stone. This was because the goddess Juno considered the peacock sacred. Also, the highly sort after eye-like pattern within the stone resembles the eye-like pattern on peacock feathers.
It was also popular with the ancient Greeks and Romans and Egyptians in powdered form, for eye shadow. Russian czars used Malachite for ornaments and panelling in their castles and for intricate inlay work.
Malachite Meaning – Metaphysical Benefits.
Malachite has powers of peace, power, protection, and love. It is also regarded as a ‘Guardian Stone’.
Malachite has very protective energy. Often worn to detect impending danger, and for protection during pregnancy and childbirth. It is useful as a children’s talisman to ward off danger and illness, and also to provide protection when attached to infants’ cradles.
It protects from accidents and protects travellers, particularly in the field of aviation, also stimulates awareness and prevents vertigo.
Malachite is also a ‘Stone of Transformation’ and is powerful in aiding with the interpretation and transfer of information that leads to Spiritual evolution. It can clear, activate and balance all chakras, it also bridges the energy of the heart and root chakras. It helps balance pure love, romance, and your own well-being and is good for enhancing emotional stability. Furthermore, it assists and allows you to be comfortable in changing situations.
It reminds us that we each have a dual nature and that it is up to us to know and rule over this.
Malachite is also an ‘Abundance Stone’ leading to good fortune and prosperity. With its equalising and balancing vibrations, it can create an unhindered path leading toward the desired goal. It is useful as an aid to success in business and to protect against undesirable business associations.
Many believe it lends extra energy, increases your concentration skills and is quite beneficial to your physical and psychic vision. It is soothing to the soul, and releases stress to help create new beginnings. It creates calm and peace.
Malachite Meaning – Healing.
Malachite promotes growth and builds up strength in many ways. It has wonderful healing properties and because of its high copper content, it has a very steady pulsing electromagnetic energy field. This stone can absorb and cleanse negative energy from your auric field, thereby balancing and protecting you from these effects.
It assists in the regeneration of body cells. It treats radiation illness, tumours, asthma, arthritis, broken bones, torn muscles, swollen joints and is a successful remedy against heart pains. The optic nerves in the eyes can be strengthened by daily bathing with Malachite elixir. It will aid sleep and prevent nightmares.
Tips for Using Malachite.
- Lay Malachite next to your bed to help interpret your dreams when you awake.
- Hold or wear Malachite over your heart to heal emotional wounds.
- Wear Malachite jewellery to help lift depression.
- Hang onto Malachite for protection and to overcome the fear of flying and help prevent jet lag.
- Hold Malachite when you go to bed and then place it under your pillow for a peaceful night’s sleep.
- Have Malachite nearby when you need the endurance to complete a task.
- Keep Malachite around you to feel calm and serene and relaxed.
- Locate Malachite in your workspace to protect from harmful rays from technological equipment and clear electromagnetic pollution.
- Carry or wear Malachite to help regulate the menstrual cycle and cramps.
- Keep Malachite in your pocket to help lower blood pressure.
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First presented in the May 2011 Newsletter, and edited October ’22 for inclusion here.
© Ron and Sue Windred.
Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.