Affirmation: My heart center is my focus. I treasure the lessons I learn through being in relationships with others. Love for myself and all beings emanates from my open heart. Love swirls into my life. I recognize repetitive patterns.
Color: dark green with lighter and darker green and blue-green swirls
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. These patterns are lessons that you can use to further your spiritual evolution.
Mental uses: Malachite 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. This stone helps you grow emotionally as well as mentally and spiritually as you recognize the emerging patterns.
Physical uses: Malachite helps you connect with the sweetness of life.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones. (Llewellyn. 2013) byMargaret Ann Lembo