Crystal of the Day
Named for the Greek word for “mallow”, a green herb.
(Color: banded light and dark green or (if crystalline), just dark green)
Specific Gravity: 3.9+
Chemistry: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2, Copper Carbonate Hydroxide.
Crystallography: monoclinic; 2/m
Cleavage: good in one direction
Fracture: conchoidal to splintery
Luster: dull to silky
Healing: Malachite is known as a powerful healing stone. Use it to relieve stress and depression. It is also used in cases of rheumatism, asthma, Parkinson’s, MS, cholera, as well as some heart problems. Malachite is used for deep emotional healing. Malachite is useful for treating cramps such as menstrual cramps and is used to faciliate child birth. It is also used to lower ones blood pressure.
Workings: Malachite is used for money and love spells. Also for grounding and centering. Use it to absorb negative energies. Use malachite to enhance ones psychic abilities. It is used in protective magic (especially concerning children) and guards against negative influences and physical dangers. Ancient cultures believed that by drinking from malachite vessels we would be able to learn to communicate with the animal kingdom. Malachite is sometimes used for scrying purposes. It is often used for deep introspection. Its astrological signs are Capricorn and Scorpio. It vibrates to the number 9. Its energy is receptive, its planet is Venus and its associated Element is Earth.
Chakra Applications: Malachite is used to clear and activate all of the Chakras. Use it to stimulate the Throat and Heart chakras.
Foot Notes: Malachite was used as an eye paint in the Badarian age, circa 4000 BCE. Malachite dust is toxic, avoid breathing this dust.
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