Malachite Meanings

Enlightened leadership, creativity, confidence, protection, a healed heart

Chakras: Solar plexus, heart

Element: Fire

Zodiac Signs: Capricorn, Scorpio

Wedding Anniversary: 13th year

Number: 9

Malachite Crystal Healing Properties

The energy of Malachite strengthens our ability to take action in the world. As such, it helps us to create and manifest form from our thoughts and ideas. Also, it can help us find the resolve to overcome difficulty and the integrity to stay true to our direction. Similarly, it is a powerful protection stone that reveals energetic and emotional boundaries and helps us to honour those boundaries in ourselves and others. Traditionally, it has been used to help in the treatment of torn muscles, swollen joints and arthritis. Similarly, in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, it is believed to treat kidney disorders. Lastly, this crystal is believed to help bring restful sleep by creating a sense of calm and peace.

History and Uses

The origins of the name Malachite may come from one of three Greek words. Firstly, mallow a type of herb, secondly, malhe meaning grass; either of these could refer to the green colour of the stone or thirdly, malakos meaning soft.

This green crystal was popular in the Ancient World. Egyptians mined it for copper ore and used it for jewellery as early as 4000BC. It is said that the Greeks and Romans powdered the stone to make eye shadow. Also, in the Middle Ages it was believed to protect against the evil eye and sorcery. Moreover, a large deposit in the Ural Mountains was mined by the Russian Czars to make ornaments and to line the walls of their palaces.

Malachite is the anniversary stone for the 13th year of marriage.

Geological Description

This crystal is a copper carbonate mineral with a hardness of 3.5 to 4. It can often form with Azurite and Chrysocolla. It is found in Zaire, Australia, Chile, South Africa and the USA.

Affirmation

I am a co-creator of the Universe.

 

Malachite FAQ's

Is Wearing Malachite Dangerous?

Some interpret the strong energy of Malachite with danger however, as this is a relatively high vibrational stone, it is best to be worn as it feels comfortable by the wearer. In dust form, this mineral can be mildly toxic to humans. However, in polished form or set in jewellery this crystal carries little to no risk.

What Chakra is Malachite For?

Malachite is all about the Solar Plexus and Heart chakras. This crystal is believed to help us take action and propel us forward with energy and intention. It is believed to help manifest our thoughts into reality and to reinforce our emotional boundaries.

Can You Wear Malachite Every Day?

Malachite can be worn in its polished form every day however some people find it has a very strong energy and need to take breaks. Feel it as it is comfortable and right for you.