This opaque gemstone, pronounced “Mal-ah-kite", with its luxuriant, striking patterns of light and dark green marbling, was discovered by the Egyptians six thousand years ago. It was mined from King Solomon mines and used in tomb paintings (ground into a powder) and in cosmetics (Cleopatra’s favourite), and used as a talisman against evil. Also used in paintings during the Renaissance period as a pigment for paint and dyes. It is believed that it was used in the green colours found in Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel painting. Malachite was also popular during Victorian times as small pieces dangled from baby cribs and children’s beds to keep evil away and to induce a peaceful sleep.
Malachite carries an energy of pure joy and helps to heal emotional pain, absorbing the pain into itself. Called the "stone of transformation”, Malachite is a great gemstone to wear during transitional periods; new jobs, start of a new project, or moving to a new home. Traditionally used to ward off danger and illness, Malachite is used to wrap over bruises and broken bones to help with the healing. To cleanse and recharge your gemstone, rinse under cool water then place over a Clear Quartz cluster or on a slab of Selenite.
Malachite clears and activates all the Chakras, brings calm and emotional balance. Good for dream interpretation and meditation as it protects you from the evil eye. It is a powerful cleanser for the emotional body, releasing past life or childhood trauma. Place a piece near the sleeping child to help release trauma and protect the child from low vibrating energy.
Malachite has a strong connection to Mother Earth, bring a large piece of Malachite into your living room to bring the wonders of nature and harmony into your home. It will also work on removing environmental pollution from your home. Meditating with palm stones of Malachite will bring healing and light into your body. An excellent gemstone companion for Malachite is Rose Quartz, both bringing Universal love and infusing the room with white light.
Important Note: Malachite is a copper core, in its raw form it is toxic to humans if taken in sufficient quantities. Use the indirect method for gem water. However, polished and tumbled malachite are perfectly safe to handle.