Malachite, with its beautiful, rich green color, has a long history. It was known in Egypt as early as 4,000 B.C., and it was used by ancient Greeks and Romans for jewelry, ornaments, and (powdered) for eye shadow. It was also used as talismans as it was believed to be highly protective.
Sometimes the markings in Malachite are reminiscent of an eye and, in the middle ages, Malachite was worn as protection against the Evil Eye. A piece of the stone was often attached to a child’s cradle to promote sound and peaceful sleep. It has also been said that Malachite can warn of approaching disaster by breaking into pieces.
Malachite is one of the stones that has been dedicated to Saint Francis of Assisi, and legend claims that carrying or wearing the stone will enable the wearer to understand animal languages.
Malachite should only be worn or carried in its polished form; the dust of Malachite is toxic, and requires care when cutting or carving the stone.
Although Malachite can clear all chakras, it is particularly dedicated to the heart chakra. It provides healing and balancing energy, helping us understand our own emotions. It helps promote confidence and responsibility, and brings harmony to all types of relationships, fostering healthy relationships that are based on love, not need.
The stone provides support in building wealth, both materially and spiritually. It can help in identifying limiting beliefs, and helps build the confidence and willpower to learn new skills and move forward with our visions and dreams.
As a stone of transformation, Malachite encourages change and emotional risk-taking. It is also a stone or synchronicity (coincidence), so you may find coincidences that help you or protect you in your journey towards your dreams.
Malachite is sometimes known as the Midwife stone, as it is an effective remedy for female problems and supports lactation for new mothers.
It can help relieve trembling, and helps with asthma and rheumatic pain. It may also act as a diuretic, helping kidney problems, and is thought to lower blood pressure and assist in forming new blood cells. It may also enhance the immune system, helping the liver to release toxins. Malachite also helps in cases of travel sickness or vertigo, and can also help with jet lag*.
Malachite is an important stone for protection against negative energies and pollutants in the atmosphere, and can create a strong, protective energy barrier. It absorbs pollutants readily, so keep Malachite by the microwave or television. In the workplace, it can protect against the pollutants of noise, bright lights, and negative vibrations from phone calls and emails. Because of this, it is important to cleanse the stones regularly.
Malachite may be used in meditation, when the stone will absorb any negativity, and in feng shui, where we can use the green crystals to enhance a space used for eating, or in a place where we are beginning a new project.
Wear this natural stone mala to benefit from the protective energy of Malachite and the grounding energy of the Agate.
Length: 22.5 cm (~8.75 inches); beads 6 mm diameter
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*Note: The properties of healing stones should not be considered as healthcare information.