In today’s post, we are looking at Malachite as part of the Crystal Magick series. The post starts by looking at what Malachite is, moves onto properties and finishes with magickal uses and correspondence. There is also a free correspondence sheet to download at the end of this post too! Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. For more information about what this means, please click here.
Malachite crystal explained
Malachite is a green copper ore made from a chemical reaction between copper and limestone. It is only ever the colour green but different shades of green make banding patterns that make it particularly beautiful and different to other stones.
It has been suggested that Malachite has been mined for over 3,000 years. There have been archaeological finds that show that the Egyptians and Greeks both used Malachite for decorative pieces and in jewellery.
The name Malachite is said to come from the Greek word ‘Molochitis’ which roughly translates to ‘Mallow leaves’. It is important to never put Malachite in water as it can release copper into the water and become toxic to ingest. Therefore, do not use in elixirs, sprays or baths.
Malachite corresponds to the Earth Element and the heart chakra. The planetary associations are Venus and Neptune and the zodiac sign that corresponds with Malachite is Taurus. Beltane and Lughnasadh are the sabbaths from the Pagan wheel of the year that correspond with Malachite.
Properties of Malachite
- Known as the ‘midwives stone’ for easing pain in labour.
- Said to help regulate periods
- Said to balance the charka
- Could help with depression and anxiety
- Said to increase confidence
- Aids willpower
- Said to enhance the immune system
- A grounding stone
- Malachite can absorb negative energy, eliminating it from both the environment and people. Therefore it needs to be regularly cleansed.
- Use in spell bottles/bags for magick concerning protection, confidence, and willpower
- Meditate with a piece of Malachite on your heart chakra while visualising emotional pain draining away to help fix emotional blockages and heartbreak.
- It is said that carrying a piece of Malachite with you will offer protection and if it cracks then it is a warning of impending danger.
Free correspondence sheet
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