The Spiritual Meaning Of Malachite
The name is derived from the Greek word ‘malakos’, meaning soft. But there’s nothing soft or weak about this stone that is also known as the mirror of the soul!
Malachite is a stone for transformation. It brings healing to any part of your life that needs it – most notably your relationships. The mirror-like quality of the stone reflects back whatever is shown to it. Be it love or hate, happiness or anger.
This also means that everything you need to know about yourself can be found within Malachite. It holds the energy of the stars and has a unique ability to connect us with our other selves. The ones we may have been in past lives.
The Properties Of Malachite
Physical And Geological Properties Of Malachite
Malachite is one of only four minerals that comes in two colors. It also occurs as crystals, compact masses, and botryoidal (grape-shaped) clusters.
The stone has a Mohs hardness of 3.5 – 4 and a specific gravity of 3.3 – 4.1, which makes it easily pitted by the elements.
Malachite is found in copper mines around the world, usually, as a replacement of another mineral (most notably Limonite) and is often associated with Azurite.
Metaphysical Properties Of Malachite
Malachite comes from two Greek words ‘malakos’ which means soft and ‘cheilos’ meaning lip. This refers to the stone’s ability to absorb everything around it and hold it within its folds. Like a shell or the softness of a mother’s embrace.
Whether you need help with your career, relationships, self-confidence, creativity; Malachite has the properties to address them all! It is also highly protective, both to its wearer and the environment around it.
It has a high level of absorptive properties which makes it one of the best stones for grounding. This is how it can help with physical symptoms such as lethargy, stiffness, aches, pains, etc. It also helps heal emotional symptoms such as feelings of emptiness or un-worthiness.
Malachite carries feminine energy that also has the potential to become masculine during its various stages of growth, along with a vibrating healing frequency of approximately 275-282 MHz.
Varieties Of Malachite
Malachite is the national gem of Zambia and Russia. It is also popular in Australia, especially around Lightning Ridge, where it can be found as large crystals.
It has several varieties known by other names including Azurmalachite (which occurs with Azurite); Cupro-Malachite (a green coating over copper); Blue Malachite (with a blue tint); Black-eyed or Peacock-eye (Metallic grey spots forming the shape of an eye on a lighter green background), and Tree Malachite (shiny blades radiating out from the center).
Eye malachites are particularly rare. They contain copper compounds that give it a pale blue color when polished.
Why Would You Use Malachite?
You may be thinking that you don’t need Malachite in your life. But you can greatly benefit from the energies that this stone can bring. In case you didn’t know it yet, malachite is also known as the Stone of Transformation.
It will help you deal with the many changes that can happen in your life because it stimulates clear thinking and controlled emotions.
There will always be challenges, surprises, and unexpected events. But knowing that you have the protective and supportive energies of the malachite can spell the difference between rising and falling.
It will help you heal on a physical and emotional level, removing anything that’s making you feel weak or toxic. By removing all the impure energies in your life, you are also stimulating the positive life force in your body and your aura.
It symbolizes the healing green of the nature around you.
It will open your eyes to the beauty of the world and make you more aware of how you can use everything that surrounds you to make yourself better, happier, and more at peace.
What’s more, it is known to have great visionary powers that can effectively ward off negative events from happening. It can keep you safe and protect you against accidents.
Malachite crystal helps you to keep your senses sharp, and your intuition sharper. However, it also has a grounding quality that means that when you do follow those hunches, you have the rational backing to feel confident in your choices.
If you bring it into your meditation regimen, you’ll find that the types of psychic vision and insights that reach you are clearer and more easily understood.
You’ll also know how to act on this often surprising information as it manifests within you, and people might well remark on your sudden upswing in personal confidence and direction!
Its metaphysical properties always translate well into the physical world.
Malachite is also a stone of travel, just like Phlogopite. It’s great to carry with you when you have a fear of flying.
This stone will also help you overcome your fear of heights. It will help give you smooth travels. It also works great with jet lag or for keeping you calm during bad traffic jams, delayed flights, or stormy seas.
How Will Malachite Help You?
This is a crystal that is famous for its healing energies. It can help boost your immune system so that you don’t fall sick easily, even when you’re in a room full of people with a bad cold.
When you’re experiencing irregular menstruation, having it close to you all the time can help regulate your period and fix your monthly cycle. This will also aid in your efforts to be pregnant or become more fertile.
If you’re suffering from painful menstrual periods, it can also help ease the painful symptoms, especially when paired with Picasso Marble.
It can make your PMS go away, menstrual cramps, bloating, irritability, high emotions, and all. It will help you not feel like a fragile little thing with an appetite of a horse every single month!
Did you know that it is also called The Midwife Stone? Midwives use it to ease labor pains and to protect both mom and baby during childbirth.
If you have any concerns with anything related to the female organ, this is your go-to crystal.
It also works well in lowering your blood pressure. It’s good to have it with you when you have heart problems, or if you’re suffering from asthma, rheumatic pains, or intestinal problems.
Healers also use it to ease the trembling associated with Parkinson’s disease.
If you have vertigo or are prone to suffer travel sickness, it will be a great idea to have it in your pocket or inside your purse whenever you go out.
It’s also effective in healing tumors, fractures, or swollen joints and muscles. When you’re feeling muscle aches or strains after a long day at work, running this stone through the part that aches can make you feel a whole lot better.
Malachite can also help your liver release toxins from your body. It’s a stone that uses wood energy, which symbolizes good health and nourishment.
When you have malachite in your possession, together with Mahogany Obsidian, it will boost your vitality and encourage your body to grow well physically.
So many of these malachite healing properties work because of how this stone likewise affects your mind.
The connection between our thoughts and our physical health, and the emotions that come back and forth because of all that, all are interconnected.
Even the most stuffy of doctors and scientists are admitting the same as what faith healers and New Age healers have known for years nowadays!
It helps you to remain positive, patient, confident, and believe in a better tomorrow. It also brings your attitude of gratitude, as the phrase goes, into focus. Remembering what you feel good about can help so much in healing.
Being ill or injured is always a fast track to feeling miserable, but keep this stone close at hand nonetheless.
You’ll soon bounce back, and thanks to the outlook Malachite will help you to find, you’ll hopefully fall ill less often too!
Malachite is a growth crystal that is a potent aid in growth, development, creation, or renewal.
When you hit that point in your life where you feel that nothing exciting is happening, or that nothing seems to be working, the energies that you can get from it will help you get out of this slump.
It’s a stone of good fortune. The wearer of this stone will attract all things good when it comes to money, wealth, and opportunities. It symbolizes abundance, expansion, and new beginnings.
When you find yourself in a tough spot and finding it difficult to make ends meet, it can help you see new ways to improve your situation and spot new opportunities to remedy your situation.
The properties of open-mindedness, fresh ideas, and good old-fashioned good luck will help you to find the way forward even when it seems as though you are coming up against dead ends and projects that go nowhere, time and time again.
Even the most patient and compassionate of us, or the most business savvy of us, find it very very difficult to remain confident and content when we are constantly coming up against obstacles of this nature.
Yet by letting it into your life, and meditating with it to identify the most effective way forward, the results could well surprise you!
The green in Malachite is a good talisman for new business ventures and for keeping your projects on course and on schedule.
It’s also a reassurance that no matter how busy or crazy your life becomes, your life will always be on track.
This energy will give you strength and wisdom in your professional pursuits. It will promote practicality as well as loyalty in your business partnerships.
Love and Relationships
When it comes to love and relationships, Malachite acts as a protection stone that absorbs negative energies and pollutants around you.
It helps you release all unwanted feelings that can harm you and your relationship.
It is dedicated to your heart chakra. If you want to know where the heart chakra is, it’s right in the center of your breastbone.
This stone will give you a clearer idea of what you should be embracing when it comes to love and life. It will give you a better understanding of the things or the people that you should be avoiding as well.
When the heart chakra is out of balance, there’s a feeling of being out of balance with your emotions, your way of thinking, your way of dealing with people, and your way of handling your relationships.
You will realize that your patience is extra short, that you are easily irritated and snappish, and that you are more open to quarrels and disagreements.
The green energy that it gives will help you regain the balance of your heart chakra. It will help you realize and understand your needs, your wants, and your own emotions.
You will have a better understanding of how to deal with your emotions when it comes to that person you love, your relationship with that person, and the direction that your relationship is heading.
You will be more accepting of the changes with an open heart and have a more positive outlook.
Malachite is a copper that promotes change. If you are ready to leave the past behind and move forward to something better, this stone will give you the courage and strength to do it.
It will give you the emotional healing that you need to finally free yourself from the trauma and negative experiences of the past.
It will open your eyes to what’s preventing you from achieving emotional or spiritual growth.
If you have always been scared or cautious about love, it will encourage you to be more of a risk-taker. It will give you the courage to sever unwanted or unhealthy ties with people who are no longer good for you.
It will also change your old patterns, habits, and behaviors. And it will draw out your deep-seated feelings and their psychosomatic causes.
You may think that it’s just a stone, but its healing energies will help you deal with depression and anxiety caused by problematic or bad relationships.
It will help you overcome your fears and make you confront the problem more bravely.
It will encourage you to voice out your feelings and resist any form of emotional blackmail. By doing so, you will also be freeing yourself from any kind of emotional abuse.
This power made it very sought out by spiritually-minded folks in ages past. But it also speaks on why this crystal is so popular today too.
Green, the color of the heart chakra, is attuned closely to malachite, and you can appreciate how this stone’s energies can help you to quieten a broken heart or an anxious mind.
And by standing your ground and calmly, compassionately speaking your piece, you can help others to understand how their actions affect you.
Oftentimes, those whom we love harm us without meaning to. Simply through carelessness or repetition of the old subconscious and karmic patterns they never know they are enacting.
Likewise, we have our own patterns too that we all have to get over and heal.
It is a good stone to have because it will remove any trace of shyness.
This will work especially well for you when you want to strike up a conversation with that guy you like and just set the wheels in motion.
It will promote healthy and happy relationships that are based on love, not just lust or need.
When you have it with you all the time, you will have a stronger sense of friendship and passion for that person you love.
Malachite will help you gain a better sense of responsibility for your own thoughts and actions.
There will be more faithfulness in your relationship, and you will finally stop feeling small and insignificant in your relationship.
How to Use Malachite for the Best Results?
This really is one of the most beautiful stones you will ever see. So it’s really no surprise that it’s often used for jewelry.
When it is placed very close to the body, it can harness your personal energy field!
It is best made into ornamental stone and as decorative pieces. In fine powder form, you can even use it as an eyeshadow!
When placing it on your body, use a small cloth underneath it. Don’t worry because it will not diminish its energies.
If something has been tormenting you and causing you sleepless nights, you can speak your fears and worries out loud to your Malachite stone while holding it in your hands.
Then place it in a sheltered and secured place outside your house overnight to allow it to take away whatever is troubling you.
You can also place it in your home where you usually eat, like the dining room, the kitchen, the breakfast nook, or the patio.
If your child is a picky eater, you can place it in their bedroom, too.
Its healing energies will boost their appetites and remove anything in their bodies that is blocking proper nutrition.
Put it in the east or southeast area of your house or your room so that you can also benefit from the prosperity and abundance that this stone is known to bring.
If placed in the stagnant area of your workplace or your home, you can activate and open the flow of the positive energies in that space.
It’s best to put this stone beside appliances and gadgets to help protect you from their harmful rays.
Put it next to your computer to keep your energy levels up all throughout the day, and to ward off emails or messages that bring bad news!
Feng Shui And Malachite
Malachite is generally not recommended for feng shui use. It emits powerful energy that matches the inner being of its wearer but may result in infidelity or rebellious nature.
Only go for this stone if you are able to handle your emotions responsibly and do not let them overpower you!
However, it makes an excellent display stone and is good for balancing the left and right lobes of the brain.
Chakras And Malachite
Malachite is both a grounding and a high-vibration stone. It opens up your heart chakra to allow you to feel life’s abundance but also grounds excess energy in the process.
It can be used for aura cleansing and helps facilitate gentle change when worn around the neck or near the heart. Malachite is one of the few stones that can be used on all chakras.
The Best Crystals To Combine And Use With Malachite
Chakra Crystal Combinations
Malachite has a special affinity with the planet Venus which makes it excellent for sexual energy work. Combine it with Citrine for a powerful release of energy.
Binding your excess energy with Malachite and then cleansing it with Lepidolite is an excellent way to bring peace to the self.
If you are stuck in bad patterns or habits, use Rhodochrosite with Malachite to break them down and replace them with better ones.
Other Crystal Combinations
- Daily wear: Malachite and Hematite, and/or Green Aventurine.
- Long Distance Healing: This is especially effective when combined with Smoky Quartz and Black Tourmaline.
- Grounding: Malachite combines best with Hematite and/or Red Jasper to ground excess energy and cleanse your aura.
- Protection: Use Lepidolite, Smoky Quartz, or Black Obsidian for grounding.
Malachite is not recommended for pregnant women.
Cleansing And Charging Malachite
Malachite absorbs negative energy and needs to be cleansed for this reason. It is quite a tough stone, but you must never scrub at it or use anything abrasive.
Simply hold the stone under running water while visualizing all negativity flowing away down the drain. You can also cleanse your Malachite in
To charge your Malachite, hold it in both hands for a few minutes while you focus on what you need to achieve with this stone. Then place it overnight near the Taurus birthstone (May 21–25) in the moonlight.
How To Clean And Care For Your Malachite
Malachite is most often polished into cabochons, but it can also be faceted. It is very tough and does not need to be cleaned regularly. If you are really concerned about your stone getting dirty or looking dull, you can use a soft brush to do this.
The best way to clean Malachite stones is with a soft toothbrush and mild dishwater liquid. It is best not to let this stone get wet or you can easily damage it.
Never ever use an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner on Malachite! And never ever expose Malachite to any acids like vinegar, lemon juice, bleach, or chlorine. These powerful chemicals will strip the beautiful green color from the stone and leave it looking dull.
Malachite is very easy to program because of its powerful energy. You can use it for fertility, grounding, or sexual energy work among other things.
Simply hold the stone in your power hand and visualize what you want to achieve while wearing Malachite around your neck or near your heart chakra.
You can also program your Malachite by placing it on a written card with the words “for mastering my emotions” written on it. Make sure you carry this stone constantly to help you control your emotional reactions.
Malachite Crystal Grids
You can also combine Malachite with other grounding stones like Hematite which is easy to find and inexpensive.
If you would like to work with your sexual energy, use Rose Quartz or Rhodochrosite to help you release your sexual inhibitions.
You can also combine this stone with Citrine to get rid of excess energy and dissipate any negative emotions.
Clear Quartz is an excellent addition to any Malachite grid because it will amplify the strength of your stones many times over. Simply place your Quartz stone on top of or next to your Malachite stones.
Astrology And Malachite
Malachite As A Birthstone
Malachite is not an official or semi-official birthstone. It is rarely used in jewelry, but if you are using it to heal someone, this might be an important consideration for you.
Malachite In Legends And History
Malachite was believed to be able to protect against almost anything. It was thought that this stone could provide invisibility and it is even said that Malachites could catch disease-carrying miasmas and prevent them from affecting the wearer of the stone.
A green and blue variety of this gemstone is sometimes called “Mountain Emerald” and may be used as a substitute for any type of Emerald. It is also called “Demantoid” or “Steely Emerald” because it can display a very clear, steely gray color that looks just like the finest stones made from this gemstone.
In some legends, Malachite is said to be formed from hardened tears of the green man. It is also related to mermaids and selkies, creatures that live in the ocean but have legs like a human being when they are on land. These beings are often said to carry Malachite stones with them so that they do not forget their origins under the sea.
There are some legends that say Malachite is a storehouse of past life energy and can help you tap into your former selves.
How Much Malachite Costs
Malachite is not a very expensive stone. A small tumbled Malachite gemstone will cost around $1 per piece, but you may have to pay more for polished stones or larger pieces of rough material.
How To Know If A Malachite Is Real Or Fake
If you think that a Malachite is real, try drawing a line on the stone with your fingernail. A real Malachite will produce an oily dark green mark on the surface of the gemstone and the material may even discolor slightly.
A fake Malachite will not react to this test because it has been dyed or treated with oil to make it look like the real stone.
There are no other tests that you can do at home on your own, but if you suspect that a Malachite might be fake, take it to an expert for examination.
Can You Get Malachite as A Bracelet?
You can definitely wear it as a bracelet. Malachite stones have been used since 3,000 B.C. to make jewelry.
In the Middle Ages, Malachite jewelry was worn to protect people from the evil eye and to cure various stomach ailments.
It is the gemstone of transformation, working to clear and cleanse all the chakras.
Wearing a Malachite bracelet helps you keep an emotional balance and remain positive and optimistic.
It carries a very inspiring, healing, and purifying energy that can open your heart to attract all types of love. These types of bracelets are a powerful protector against negative energies.
They fill your auric field with positive vibrations and strengthen your natural energetic field, protecting you from all negative energies.
Wearing a Malachite bracelet helps to facilitate the release of negative experiences so that you can begin to heal from them and regain hope.
It opens your heart to change and progress. It also helps your spiritual evolution by clearing past negative experiences.
These bracelets embody the energies of their beautiful, rich green color, radiating healing, life-force energy.
This aspect of the Malachite bracelet makes it a wonderful healing stone that helps you heal on both a physical and emotional level.
You can use it to draw out unhealthy attachments, habits, and impurities in your energy field. It can also help you break through any barriers and limitations that reside in your path.
Wearing such a bracelet is extremely healing because it really is a powerful stone.
Wearing a Malachite bracelet is known to clear electromagnetic pollution and heal earth energies. These bracelets have a strong affinity with nature.
Wear a Malachite bracelet to promote transformation. You can live life more deeply with the help of this exciting stone, which encourages change and more risk-taking.
It shows you very clearly what is blocking your spiritual growth.
Wearing a Malachite bracelet will help draw out deep feelings, break unwanted ties, and teach you how to take responsibility for your actions, thoughts, and feelings.
It will help you release your inhibitions and encourage you to express your feelings.
Aside from being a beautiful addition to your jewelry collection, the energies radiating from your bracelet will help develop your empathy with other people.
It will help show you what it would be like to be in their place. It will also alleviate your shyness and support your relationships.
The energies from the bracelet strengthen your ability to absorb and process information. It makes you more observant and gives you support in understanding difficult concepts.
However, it may need to be supported in the healing and transformation process by other crystals.
You may need to layer your Malachite bracelet with other healing crystal bracelets. But for the most part, your Malachite bracelet will be just all you need.
My Final Thoughts
Malachite is a divine stone. It brings a sense of playful contradiction, as evidenced by its green banded light and dark green colorings, that reaches into its energy of transformation.
It is always moving… dark to light, shriveled to evolved, contracted heart to expansive love. Its energy is always protectively gentle, though, until that last tiny push that may be needed to move one onto the next state of being.
The energies that it has can protect you from negative energies and create a powerful barrier around you. It can guide you to take the right action when you need to make important changes in your life.
It is a good stone to have because it will remove anything that causes blockage in your mind and body. It’s a strong healing stone that will help you with issues of the heart, body, and mind.
You can use it for emotional healing and for psychic protection as well. You will benefit from its strong stabilizing energies and live a more balanced life.
There will be harmonious energies in your relationship, and you will be shown the right path to positive change. Malachite is a great stone to have if you want to improve your health and well-being. And it will remind you to always look at life with optimism and fresh eyes!
Caroline Lucas is an internationally-recognized crystal healer with years of expertise who shares her knowledge on crystalsandjewelry.com.
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