Malachite – The Stone of Transformation
HEALING | GROWTH | TRANSFORMATION | PROTECTION
INTENTION: LOVE & HAPPINESS
Found in: US, Chile, Romania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa, Russia and Australia
Composition: Copper carbonate hydroxide mineral
Hardness: 3½ - 4
One of the most visually stunning crystals that nature has to offer, Malachite is known as the Stone of Transformation for more reasons than one. The crystal is closely associated with nature and growth, with its appearance representative of Mother Earth itself and all the positive energy it carries. The bright and verdant green crystals are like the dense summery trees that stand for growth, vitality and energy, while the darker ones with deeper shades of green (sometimes almost black) symbolize the absorbent nature of the crystal where it soaks up all the negative energy around you. And then there are those that turn yellowish green in transmitted light, truly representative of the power of transformation, just like autumn where the earth gets ready for rebirth and rejuvenation. Such is the power of Malachite, for it is a stone of personal growth and abundance of spirit, just like the hues of the color it carries.
Rooted in the heart Chakra, Malachite is the guardian of the heart, healing emotional wounds and opening up to new relationships. It fuels your heart with fiery passion and vitality, encouraging you to be open to change and risk. It can be the driving force behind the change you are seeking – compelling you to challenge the status quo and gain a deeper understanding of your true creative spirit.
Interestingly, the power of Malachite has been understood and valued over generations. In ancient Egypt, it was regarded as a stone of royalty (green being the colour for royalty), often worn as a talisman of power and protection. Today, it is considered to be one of the most important healing stones of the new millennium. And rightly so, when the new era is all about finding your true self and your ‘calling’ in life. Trust Malachite to guide you in this and unleash your full potential.
HOW TO CLEAN:
Raw: Raw malachite can be toxic and must be handled with care. Best to use only in polished form.
Polished: Smudge, Sound, Selenite, Moonlight, Soil, Rice, Clear Quartz Clusters
* Do not use salt as it can damage the surface.
Personal use/as an ornament: Malachite crystal jewelry brings positivity and optimism, and acts as a mood stabilizer by neutralizing any toxic energy, guarding your spirit against any outside negativity. It is especially useful for those who want to overcome the fear of flying, encouraging smooth travel and helping with jet lag.
Living room: Malachite has brilliant absorbent properties against pollution and negative energy. Keep it in your main area to keep undesirable energies at bay, and also add a lush pop of colour to brighten up your space.
Office/workspace: Malachite works as an effective cleaning crystal to protect against electromagnetic radiation. Keep it on your desk or in your drawer (although it would look much prettier on the desk), to promote clarity in thought and creativity.
Meditation: Place the Malachite crystal on your heart chakra and feel the crystal radiating with its perfect energy pattern that opens up the heart to love. Holding a stone in each hand, feel its transformative powers infuse your body and mind with a white light of pure, healing love of the universe, and bring about a deep sense of peace and harmony.
* Absorbing negative energies, it should be cleansed frequently placing it on a quartz cluster in the sun.