Malachite is a fairly ancient gemstones, well-known for its healing properties. The stone is often used in ornaments and jewelry, and is believed to strengthen the spiritual forces of its wearer. It amplifies the positive energies around and within its owner, and absorbs all negative energies. Hence, this powerful gemstone can have a profound impact on the body and mind of the person wearing it, and brings about positive changes by eroding the discordant energies and making the person aware of his/her disharmonies. We will now discuss how these healing properties benefit us; before that, let us learn about its physical characteristics and history.
Malachite is a non-transparent, beautiful stone that possesses a gracious, silky luster. It generally comes in a pleasant green color that may vary from deep green to light green shades. It is an outcome of aged copper ores. It is usually found with azurite, which is also a well-known type of copper-based metaphysical stone. Both the stones are quite similar with respect to their metaphysical properties and also possess common healing properties.
In ancient times, Malachite was one of the prime gemstones and was used in the headdresses of the pharaohs. It was also used as an face adornment by many Egyptian women; it was grounded and applied on eyelids and eyelashes. The stone's concentric rings resemble an eye-like pattern, found on the peacock feather and so, the stone is also called the 'Peacock Stone'. However, it is also believed that the stone was sacred to goddess Juno, whose holy bird was the peacock, and thus the name.
Malachite is considered to be the 'mirror of the soul'. It clears and stimulates the chakras and attunes both the mind and soul to spiritual guidance. The stone works by absorbing unwanted or negative energy. It is often placed on the body's solar plexus area and works by removing or pulling out all the accumulated negative powers, feelings, or physical barriers. It identifies, regulates, and releases suppressed negative experiences or trauma, and provides emotional healing.
Malachite is often used to protect children from nightmares, an evil eye, or other harmful influences. If a small piece of malachite is attached to the baby bed, it helps the baby have a quiet, sound sleep without any disturbing dreams. Malachite healing qualities help to change your life to the better, promote new interests, encourage you to take new challenges, and even strengthen your personal life.
Malachite also reduces swelling and inflammation related to arthritis. It is also used to treat asthma, menstrual cramps, motion sickness, hypertension, vertigo, and tumors. Hence, its vibrating energy stimulates the overall immune system and helps combat different health ailments.
After the self-healing session is over, you must clean the stone of all impurities and negative energies it has absorbed. For cleaning, place the stone on a piece of quartz and keep it under direct sunlight. It suits people ruled by Jupiter and born under the zodiac signs Pisces, Scorpio, and Sagittarius. Malachite dust is toxic in nature and one should only use it in its polished form. If Malachite is worn as jewelry, it should be set in white metals like silver or platinum and not in gold.