Malachite should be taken in for its beauty because it’s one of the most vibrant stones. It’s been linked to success and as a guardian stone for travelers. Overall, it’s a bad energy repellent. If you feel attracted to this stone, this is your stone.
What is Malachite
Did you know that malachite contains 58% copper? Malachite is a green copper carbonate mineral that forms at shallow depths within the Earth, in the oxidizing zone above copper deposits. Basically, it forms after the copper has been weathered and oxidized. So, the green color comes from an alternative form of copper, has an opaque transparency, and the patterns of malachite are also incredibly unique.
Malachite is the stone of protection that helps eliminate negative energies. It is also the stone of transformation, as it can grant you courage and help you step out of your comfort zone. It is a gemstone that builds inner strength and positive change, opens the heart chakra and brings you into alignment.
The spiritual meaning of Malachite
If you find the need for a powerful stone by your side, this is the stone for you. You can also see Malachite as a lucky stone; if you need a bit of luck in your life, this is the one. This is also a heart chakra stone, so use it over your heart chakra so you can eliminate past heavy baggage.
This is a powerful precious stone; it’s also known as the power stone. It has been said that malachite puts you on a path of success and prosperity. It’s a strong, decisively aggressive energy.
It’s a great stone to help you break a bad habit or break a bad tie. It’s also recommended if you want to become more independent, more successful, and have a more abundant life.
How to use Malachite
Malachite is a very beautiful and elegant stone that should be on display, either as jewelry or as home or office décor, since its healing properties will be easily felt wherever the stone is present.
This stone has a lot of power, both physical, spiritual, and emotional, so malachite can serve in many ways, such as regulating the menstrual cycle, facilitating childbirth, clearing unwanted thoughts, or regaining strength after a period of illness.
A good way to use it is to place it at the entrance of the house or in a specific room, serving as protection against bad energy and preventing it from entering. Keeping the stone on your work desk can awaken the creativity you need.
The best way to feel the vibrations of the stone is next to your skin, preferably in a piece of jewelry, since it has direct and continuous contact with your body. An excellent way to wear it is on a necklace – this way the malachite will be close to the Heart Chakra area.
Another way to use malachite is to carry a stone with you in your purse or pocket every day, so when you feel stressed you can use it as a touchstone to reassure yourself.
Malachite Healing Properties
When we talk about gemstones, the healing properties are the first things we think of. In the case of malachite, it is no different, this stone has quite calming benefits in its composition.
Malachite is widely used in therapy, genetic healing, and chakra balancing.
It’s recommended that you use malachite over your heart chakra so you can release any blockage. Malachite can help realign your heart chakra: just lie down with a malachite stone placed over your heart and clear your mind. Relax and let the malachite do its work. It also causes impact in the solar plexus chakra, your emotional center. If you use it over the plexus chakra it will open the door to the heart chakra, relieving emotional pain.
Malachite Mental & Emotional Properties
Malachite's greatest power is emotional healing, since one of its strongest elements is the power of protection. By eliminating all toxicity and heavy energies from your life, it gives you courage, confidence, and inner strength, enabling you to deny any emotional blackmail.
Malachite is also known as the Transformation Stone, inviting you to step out of your comfort zone and move on with your life when something is not worth your effort. This stone does not let you lose your balance, keeping you calm and able to approach emotional decisions with ease.
It’s also a great gift for a friend or family member because it helps strengthen your bond. But, if you are an empath, the powerful malachite energy crystal should be balanced with a soft, gentle energy crystal, such as rose quartz. You can wear this crystal with your Good Vibes Locket to always remind yourself of your transformation goals.
Malachite Physical Properties
Malachite is a copper mineral whose outstanding physical property is its green color, in addition to its high specific gravity ranging from 3.6 to 4, making it an easy mineral to identify.
All specimens of this mineral are found in various shades of green, ranging from a pastel green to a bright green, to an extremely dark green that is almost black.
Malachite is rarely found in crystal form. Its crystals are bright green, translucent, with a glassy to adamantine luster. The non-crystalline malachite minerals are, on the other hand, opaque, with a dull luster.
With a hardness of 3.5 to 4 on the Mohs scale, malachite requires gentle care, e.g., gross temperature changes, ultrasonic cleaners, chemicals, and exposure to extremely high temperatures can damage the stone.
How to clean Malachite
Malachite is a relatively soft stone and can be easily scratched by something harder.
Malachite should be cleaned with care, so avoid harsh chemicals or high temperatures.
A simple soft cloth will do the work. You can also briefly rinse it under cold water. Although it shouldn’t be left in the water for long periods of time, especially if it’s hot water.
To energetically clean a malachite crystal, you should use brown rice because salt may scratch the surface.
Malachite Zodiac Birthstone
Malachite is not a birthstone, however, there are ways to associate it with signs. The zodiac sign of Taurus is the one that is most associated with Malachite, however, it is also quite connected with those born under the signs of Capricorn and Scorpio.
One obvious way is to use the natural chart by virtue of color. With a beautiful moss green color, malachite is suitable for people born between April 19 and May 20 under the sign of Taurus, which will bring you much success, increased energy, and physical healing.
Capricorns use Malachite to encourage them to be bold in their choices. This helps them to grow and change in a healthy way. This stone gets rid of negative energy that suppresses their dreams and goals. It can also have a positive influence on the psyche and helps bring balance and joy so that the Capricorn can enjoy their free time to the fullest.
The Scorpio sign is a water sign that is constantly changing in its energy. Malachite protects them from getting lost in this constant movement. Malachite is a travel stone, and Scorpio always seems to be setting out on some adventure.
Fun facts about Malachite
It’s always fun to learn things such as: the Russian Tsars often used malachite to decorate their palaces and the green color does not fade… Here are some more interesting facts:
Also called "the merchant stone", malachite is believed to attract richness, therefore it is favorable to traders and businesspeople.
Malachite was the metal of Venus and the ancient followers of the goddess attributed important powers to the stone.
Malachite was used as a mineral pigment to create green paint until the 19th century (just like ultramarine from lapis lazuli).
In the Middle Ages, malachite was hung on children's beds and worn by adults to ward off evil spirits and dark magic.
In Rome it was named the peacock stone, which was the emblem of the goddess Juno.
You can still see an amazing 16 tons of malachite at St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg.
It was used as an eye paint, a pigment for wall painting, in glazes and the coloring of glass.
Russian tsars and princesses have dedicated national tales and entire halls of their palaces to this gemstone.
Malachite is not an official birthstone, but it can be a natural birthstone for those born in mid-spring (April 20 - May 20). Green crystals bring you renewal, success in new ventures, and good health.
Malachite can be a tricky gemstone when working with other crystals. Its power can amplify spiritual powers found in other gemstones that will be detrimental to Malachite's own influence. That said, the millennial combinations of Malachite are Lapis Lazuli and Onyx, which together make a stronger and more effective team.
The Good Vibes Locket with Malachite
The Wonther Good Vibes Locket can incorporate several stones or crystals, and one of them is malachite, one of most powerful stones. It’s a stone used in jewelry pieces since ancient times. Please take care of the necklace and the stone. This is a “soft stone”, meaning it can chip easily. No stone is like another, so your stone is unique and… yours only. Remember, this stone is exclusive, and it will bring you spiritual healing and power. If you feel attracted to this stone, this is your stone!
Somehow, everything looks better when you have a secret amulet that helps you set the right vibe throughout the day. If you are seeking leadership, Malachite is the crystal you need.
A crystal core with Malachite is said to radiate protection, leadership, and confidence (a powerful, positive and energizing vibe).
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