Malachite (Large Hi-Quality):
Color: dark green with lighter and darker green and blue-green swirls
About the stone: a hydrated copper carbonate. It is found as botryoidal or stalactitic masses with the deposit of dissolving copper ores causing the banding characteristics of malachite.
Chakra(s): heart and solar plexus
Astrological sign(s): Capricorn
Mohs scale: 3.5–4
Spiritual uses: Carrying the vibrations of the heart, malachite’s swirling shades of green represent the lessons that the heart must go through during its lifetime, effectuating healing not only in this lifetime but also in past lives.
Mental uses: Malachite Heart can help you get clear when you have many thoughts going round and round in your head. If you are experiencing repetitive thoughts that you are unable to release, use this stone to realign your mind with your heart, and use your heart as your center of thought.
Emotional uses: Malachite is a stone that helps you get to the heart of a matter. This stone reminds you that as patterns are repeated in relationships again and again that there is a lesson to be learned.
Physical uses: Malachite helps you connect with the sweetness of life.
Divine guidance: What patterns in your life do you keep repeating? Are you ready to emerge from the maze you’ve created? Walk the labyrinth and find the higher spiritual purpose for all of your challenges and lessons. As you discover which patterns no longer serve you, remove them and replace them with new patterns. Look for the emerging patterns of joy, harmony, and inner peace. Embrace them and continue forward in your evolutionary spiral upward.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones. (Llewellyn. 2013) by Margaret Ann Lembo