Malachite is a beautiful green gemstone that is formed from the weathering of copper ores.
Malachite has a long history of use in the world. It was used as jewelry by Greeks, Romans and Egyptians. Amulets were made from it to protect against the evil eye. They also ground it up into a powder and used it as eyeshadow. The ancient Egyptians gathered it from the Sinai Peninsula. The Egyptian Book of the dead says that the goodess of the sky "drops stars on the earth in the shapes of green stones." The first crosses from the early sixteenth century were decorated with Malachite.
Malachite has been used for centuries to help women who are pregnant and going through labor. It is used often with them as it helps to promote growth and build up strength. It can also help with the heart. Malachite water is very powerful and can be added to a daily diet starting with a small amount each day.
Malachite is helpful to heal broken hearts. It can also open us up to unconditional love. It promotes deeper understanding and spirituality. It stimulates concentration. It is also a very strong protection stone. It is especially protective over children and people who travel. Malachite absorbs negative energies both from you and the environment around you. If you are one who suffers from nightmares it can help to keep a piece of Malachite in the room you sleep in.
Malachite can act as a mirror. So use caution when wearing this stone in jewelry as it will mirror whatever your current emotions are.
Malachite sybolizes the understanding of your true self and of others. It is a wonderful stone to meditate with.
To cleanse malachite, wrap it in a cloth and leave it overnight among dry tumbled stones. To recharge it, place it among rock crystals.
Love and Blessings,