Sunday, March 4, 2012
Crystal of the Week: Malachite
Malachite is known as the "Stone of Transformation" because it helps you to release old blocks and prepare for new and positive changes. It helps to clear and activate all the chakras, working especially well with the heart and throat chakras.
It's also known as a stone of birth and rebirth which means a few things. One, Malachite will help you to recall and release past trauma and long buried negative memories so you can experience a rebirth of a new, empowered you. And two, Malachite works well to help pregnant woman acclimate to the changes pregnancy and birth brings.
If you're dealing with a physical ailment and want to get to the true source of that pain and the lessons the illness is intended to teach you, meditate with Malachite to help you get to the heart of the matter.
If you tend to play the victim in situations, preferring to point fingers rather than acknowledging your part in the drama, Malachite will help you learn to accept responsibility.
Malachite is a very protective stone and is known to break in half to warn you of impending disaster. It will also protect you from taking on other's negativity. When cut in a triangular shape, it serves as protection against the evil eye. Malachite is often given to children to protect them from harm. Women used to tie Malachite to cribs to keep the children safe at night.
Malachite works to break down energy blocks, obliterate illusions that tell us we can't do something and help us to release a "can't do" mentality so we can give birth to a "can do" attitude.
Malachite has an ancient history dating back to 4,000 B.C. Ancient Egyptians would grind it into a powder and wear it as eye shadow. It also adorned the headdresses of the Pharos. One old Russian legend says that anyone who drinks from a goblet made of Malachite will understand the language of animals.
The lovely green stone is also recommended for salespeople as its said to help attract new clients and increased income.
Since Malachite is also called the "Mirror of the Soul," caution should be given to your mood before you decide to wear or hold a piece of Malachite because it will amplify whatever mood you're in.