Azurite Properties and Meanings
Azurite, also known as Chessylite after the town Chessy-les-Mines where it was mined in France, is a beautiful, striking, deep blue copper stone.
It is a soft mineral with a porous appearance, and during the Medieval and Renaissance period, it was the primary blue pigment used for painting.
This stone has been noted through the ages for its beautiful colour. In Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Persian Empire, it was highly prized – all of these cultures considered blue to be a sacred colour.
Blue azurite rapidly distinguished itself after its discovery for this reason, and continues to be given much in the way of respect and admiration today.
Such distinctive coloring is nevertheless unique per piece of azurite, and you will find that no two pieces of blue azurite are ever truly alike.
It might be their hue, or maybe their shape or texture, even the energy signature they seem to emit – whatever it is, there’s always something proudly individualistic about this stone.
For all its brilliance though, azurite is considered quite a sensitive stone, and this has led to many people handling it with the utmost care whenever it enters their collection.
You might well become overprotective of your piece without realizing, as though the energy of the stone is imploring you to afford it special treatment!
Some of the most significant mines of azurite stones, besides the ones in Lyons, France, are in Sinai, the Eastern Desert of Egypt, and Saxony.
It was highly prized especially in these regions in the ancient world.
Despite its beauty, azurite stones are not frequently used in jewellery. In addition to being soft, they quickly fade in sunlight, and exposure to heat turns them irreversibly black, as it burns and is converted to copper oxide (although gently heating it was used to darken its pigments in Japanese painting).
This makes it very difficult to make into jewellery, as setting a stone usually involves melting metal around it, and is rather hard to do if you can’t heat the stone!
If you own an azurite stone, take good care of it – it’s delicate!
Why Would You Use Azurite?
Azurite is one of the greatest stones in the world for the third eye chakra.
It has the exact vibrations needed to awaken this chakra’s energy and develop psychic gifts and powers.
If you truly want to develop clairvoyance or second sight, then azurite is an invaluable stone to add to your psychic arsenal.
The azurite crystal you add to your collection will quickly distinguish itself for its strength and perpetual sense of psychic energy.
Among all of your pieces, you will find yourself drawn to it more often than not as you work on growing your psychic potential.
Even the stone itself can’t help but to seem incredibly mystical and spiritual, as though it were a fragment of a forgotten corner of the sea.
The visions and meditative journeys on which azurite can take you are all too real though, so certainly practice plenty of grounding techniques that prevent you from losing sight of yourself and your surroundings too much.
Awareness of your surroundings is incredibly important here, especially if you like to meditate or enter a trance surrounded by candles. If you forget your surroundings this could be a bit of a crisis!
Make no mistake, azurite is a stone filled with potential.
The energies locked within the crystal are able to connect our physical world with unseen realms beyond our normal reach, and this has played a huge cultural role across the centuries.
This was known in Ancient Egypt, where high priests and priestesses used it in rituals to channel the gods.
The Ancient Chinese saw it similarly, and used it to open the gateways to the heavens.
Even to the Mayans, who could not have had any contact with these cultures, and therefore whose opinions can be considered completely independent, agreed that azurite facilitated psychic connections and made it possible to transfer knowledge between people – and between people and higher powers.
Today, although not as many people are concerned about developing psychic powers or contacting gods, many people do want to clear away confusion and be able to see and perceive the world clearly, which is ultimately what psychic powers are all about (the phrase “clairvoyance” is really just Old French for “clear seeing.”)
Azurite clears the mind, and washes away the stresses, anxieties, and mundane worries that we carry around with us on a daily basis.
It will prevent us from becoming mired in fear or indecision, especially when we are faced with choices that have spiritual or emotional facets.
It will give us the strength to come to the right conclusions about these situations.
This is a wonderful stone to use when you need to keep a clear head in a high-stress situation.
Students will find it beneficial during exams, and people in business will see how much it can help during interviews, negotiations, conferences, and networking events, when you have to maintain perfect control of your “image” in how you talk and behave at all times.
Azurite also promotes intellectual curiosity and a desire to learn about the world.
Again, this is really just a mundane manifestation of psychic powers – the only real reason to develop psychic powers is to learn more about the world! It will also make you more mentally alert and willing to take on mental challenges.
How Will Azurite Help You?
By releasing stress and improving curiosity, azurite can help those of us who feel like we are trapped in an unfulfilling situation but are afraid to leave it, perhaps believing that “the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know.”
This erroneous belief has led to many a person becoming completely paralyzed in a terrible situation, when they could have left it years before!
Azurite will help prevent you from becoming fearful of new situations.
Indeed, under the influence of this stone, you will become thirsty for new experiences and eager to experience things that are new or unusual.
Azurite can stop self-limiting habits in their tracks.
Every time you start to back down from a great opportunity due to fear of the unknown or feelings of unworthiness, azurite will push you back in the direction of taking the chance.
It will inspire you on the search for truth, and encourage you to question norms, expectations, and your own personal status quo.
You may find that once you start introducing azurite into your life, you will far more frequently ask questions like “why?” and “why not?”.
Azurite Inspires Change
Azurite is a powerful stone for inspiring change.
With it in your life, you will be able to change anything that you decide you truly want to be different about your life, whether that is your career, your relationship, or your personal frame of mind.
Remember that you have the power to change anything about your life that you are unhappy with, it’s just a matter of figuring out how to do it!
Azurite is also an excellent stone for promoting relaxation, especially during prayer or meditation.
If you have a hard time meditating because you find it difficult to focus your mind on your meditation, you may consider using a piece of azurite stone as a focal point.
Resting it over your third eye chakra while you meditate, will clear your mind of intrusive or unwanted thoughts.
By a similar token, if you struggle with anxiety or intrusive thoughts on a regular basis, a piece of azurite may make it easier to dispel those and prevent them from interfering with your life.
How to Use Azurite for the Best Results?
As mentioned above, azurite is generally not used in jewellery.
Its softness, its propensity to fade in light, and the fact that it cannot be exposed to heat without turning it black all make it difficult to make into jewellery and even harder to maintain.
Some azurite has also been known to stain things that it touches – it is a pigment, after all! If you have a piece of azurite jewellery, take careful care of it.
It is generally far more convenient to purchase azurite in its raw form, which is a blue, porous stone.
It should be noted that even in this form, it isn’t the easiest, lowest-maintenance stone to deal with, as it’s prone to staining and crumbling at times.
However, it’s much easier than trying to wear it. Keep it in a safe place, perhaps on a special dish or designated cloth.
Azurite is wonderful to use during prayer or meditation, because it can focus the vibrations of the third eye chakra.
It will lead you towards better focus and developing stronger psychic powers.
Since it should not be placed in sunlight, and even running it under water can be damaging, if you’re using your azurite for psychic purposes, you may be wondering how best to “charge” it.
I recommend placing it in moonlight for several hours, preferably far away from any artificial light sources.
If you think you can maintain a clear mind for a sufficient amount of time, you can also charge your azurite by simply holding it in your hands, focussing on nothing but its power.
If you trying to develop the ability to effectively verbalize your psychic experiences (which can be very difficult to do, but is important if you want to share them without people simply thinking you’re crazy), then place your azurite over your throat chakra during prayer or meditation.
While its energy is ultimately that of the third eye chakra, it can also stimulate the throat chakra and promote effective communication about psychic phenomena.
However, you should probably not use it to replace your usual throat chakra stone, since it is not equally effective at helping you vocalize other topics.
The Best Combinations to Use with Azurite
Since azurite is so perfectly attuned to the power of the third eye chakra, it can be a tricky business to introduce other stones to use alongside it.
You run the risk of disrupting the wavelengths and preventing azurite from working to its full efficacy. It can be a temperamental stone!
It’s unusual indeed to come across crystals and other spiritual objects with this kind of lone wolf mentality, yet azurite stone definitely ranks among them.
This is not to say it’s impossible to pair intelligently with other pieces in your collection, but certainly that azurite is a stone to which you ought to pay the greatest focal point of your attention for the best results.
Of course, activation of the third eye chakra is always quite the vivid and engaging experience anyway, so you may well find that this stone works perfectly well for you as a solo piece.
The visions that come to you when using azurite in meditation will be profound, and perhaps even shocking, but the stone and its energies will also keep you safe.
However, truth is often a little ruthless in its delivery, and you may well encounter sudden visions you weren’t ready for.
However, with the right combination of environment and complementary energies, you will have nothing to fear.
Similarly, by looking to those stones and crystals that azurite commonly rubs shoulders with, you have more of a chance to stay grounded.
The best stones to combine azurite with are the stones that it is naturally found in combination with in the natural world.
If stones are naturally found in combination, it’s usually a pretty decent indication that their powers aren’t in complete opposition.
For example, you may find it beneficial to combine your azurite stone with malachite. Malachite is a wonderful stone for the heart chakra, that is often found mixed with azurite.
When these stones are combined (either in nature or in use by cryptologists), it enables better communication and the ability to articulate your thoughts and feelings – including ones that would be deemed psychic or magical – with your loved ones and others.
You may also find there to be benefit in combining your azurite with chrysocolla, the pale blue silicate that promotes emotional and psychic development, and the power to become attuned with the energies of the universe.
The bluish colour of chrysocolla is caused by copper deposits within its silica matrix, which may be why it is so compatible with the mainly copper-based azurite stone.
When all three of these stones are brought together, especially in the natural world, they form an extremely powerful triad of wisdom.
Chrysocolla opens you up to cosmic powers, azurite makes it possible for you to perceive them, and malachite gives you the skill to communicate your perceptions to the people around you and share your wisdom with them.
The one stone that can be guaranteed to work well with azurite without potentially disrupting any of its power is, of course, clear quartz.
This do-it-all crystal works well in combination with virtually every stone or mineral on the face of the planet.
A natural point or arrow formation of quartz is ideal for this purpose, as it will focus the energy of the stone like a funnel towards your chosen intent.
Diamonds and danburite have similar effects, enhancing the power of a stone without altering it – but frankly, they are far more expensive than quartz points, and quartz points are more effective!
Five Beautiful Images of Azurite
Azurite is most known for its use in making crystals and using them in beautiful beaded jewelry pieces.
Although it’s a very beautiful gemstone, Azurite has a tendency to look tired, used, or worn out when it becomes exposed to air.
It’s because of this that gemstone collectors and jewelry designers use them away from harsh or intense light.
Intense heat can cause it to change in appearance.
They also make sure that their Azurite pieces are not exposed to any kind of harmful or toxic fumes. Did you know that Azurite’s uses are far and wide?
It’s a piece of stone that you definitely should have if you want to explore your psychic abilities or expand your mystic awareness.
It’s really no surprise why Azurite is called the Stone of Heaven!
When you keep this stone close to your personal auric field, you are also infusing yourself with the powers of this magical stone.
You are directing your own emotions and intuitive experiences toward the right direction as well!
Azurite is an excellent healing stone and has been used by healers for centuries.
It is believed to have healing properties that are greatly beneficial to people who suffer from thyroid problems, neck pains, and arthritis.
People who fancy this stone also swear by its potency when treating asthma-related issues.
If you’re looking for a gemstone that will fill you with inspiration, you don’t have to look far.
Azurite will inspire you to search for your own truth and challenge your own reality.
This stone’s healing energies will encourage you to let go of old beliefs and release old emotional wounds.
Azurite’s wonderful blue energy will also expand your awareness and bestow you with a deeper understanding of life.
It has the power to move your subconscious thoughts into your conscious mind so that your true motivations will finally be revealed.
If you’ve always felt like you cannot sense the truth in other people and always end up being misled, have a piece of Azurite with you to protect yourself from lies and what others want you to believe.
Azurite is the perfect stone to have with you on your relaxation trip or meditation sessions.
This gemstone lets you enter the state of no mind easily and effortlessly.
The supportive energies of this stone also allow you to travel deep within your inner self.
Interestingly, Azurite also helps you in maintaining a certain kind of depth so that you will be easily guided in a spiritual sense.
If you wish to explore your past or alternate life, or even recover important information from those lives, the power of Azurite will help you achieve them.
Azurite is truly an excellent healing, boosting, relaxing, and meditative aid that will infuse you with the right energies.
By simply holding a piece of this stone in each hand and sitting quietly for a few minutes, you will be surrounded by an energy that will make you more aware and appreciative of everything and everyone around you!
My Final Thoughts on the Power of Azurite
For purely practical reasons, I’m not sure that I would recommend azurite stone to everyone.
Given its soft, porous texture, its tendency to shed pigment, its aversion to light and heat, and its temperamental nature when working with other stones, it can be a little hard to handle.
Unless you’re truly dedicated to using its power in your life, you may find working with it to be, from a purely functional standpoint, simply more trouble than it’s worth.
With that said, if you are dedicated to using its properties to enhance your psychic powers, your perceptions, and your clarity of thought, then there is no better stone than azurite to do this with.
Because of its exact alignment with the power of the third eye chakra, azurite is the single most powerful stone you can use to boost your innate psychic abilities.
It is so strong that it can quickly thrust you into the realm of the uncanny, so beware! Especially when you first introduce it, you may find some of your psychic experiences to be frightening due to their vivid nature.
However, this is nothing to fear, and you will soon become accustomed to them.
Have you used any stones to enhance psychic powers? Did you notice the strength of their effects?
Have you tried azurite as a point of comparison for some other psychic stones?
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