Malachite

malachite 

Malachite, a beautiful green banded stone that archaeological evidence indicates may have been mined as early as the 10th century BC. In ancient Egypt, Malachite was used to create jewelry or was ground into a powder for use as eye shadow. Throughout history, Malachite has been used as a mineral pigment in green paints, a veneer for tabletops, and in the making of fireplaces, tea sets, jewelry, and even caskets. Today, the mineral Malachite is mined primarily for its copper content, and in addition to a gem used in jewelry, is used in electronic equipment, appliances, ammunition, and coins.

Malachite was considered a calming, balancing, and healing stone that protected travelers and children, even breaking to warn of impending danger. In Russian lore people believed that anyone who drank from a goblet made of Malachite would be blessed with the power to understand the language of animals. In ancient Greece, Malachite was associated with Venus, Goddess of love. Many people consider Malachite a good stone to work with for manifesting and attracting prosperity and abundance.

In a Stone Reading, Malachite often indicates a major metamorphosis or transformation. Those who are drawn to Malachite tend to be private, willing to share once they are comfortable with a person, but until then, secretive and self-protective.

There are times when Malachite indicates the need for using humor to transmute the energies. Malachite People are creative and love to surprise others, although it is difficult for others to surprise those drawn to Malachite. Those drawn to Malachite are resourceful, and able to process clues that many of us miss, leading them to finding solutions others overlook.

If you were to select Malachite during a Stone Reading, it might have a completely different message or interpretation, as every stone and every person are unique. To find the specific stones and crystals that are aligned with you, please contact The Stone Lady, who is available by appointment for in-person, telephone, email, skype, and snail mail Stone Readings! Private parties are also available throughout New England. Please contact The Stone Lady for further information.

Malachite

malachite

Malachite is a beautiful green banded stone that archaeological evidence indicates may have been mined as early as the 10th century BC. In ancient Egypt, Malachite was used to create jewelry. It was ground into a powder for use as eye shadow. Throughout history, Malachite has been used as a mineral pigment in green paints, a veneer for tabletops, and in the making of fireplaces, tea sets, jewelry, and even caskets. Today, the mineral Malachite is mined primarily for its copper content, and in addition to a gem used in jewelry, Malachite is used in electronic equipment, appliances, ammunition, and coins.

Lore and legends associated with Malachite include the belief that it could protect against the evil eye. Malachite was considered a calming, balancing, and healing stone that protected travelers and children, even breaking to warn of impending danger. In Russian lore, people believed that anyone who drank from a goblet made of Malachite would be blessed with the power to understand the language of animals. In ancient Greece, Malachite was the gem associated with Venus, Goddess of love. Many people consider Malachite a good stone to work with for manifesting and attracting prosperity and abundance.

I have always considered the green stone Malachite to be a stone of transformation, in part because it is found in close proximity to Azurite, a blue stone which often undergoes a metamorphosis to become the green stone Malachite. Those who are drawn to Malachite tend to be very private. Although they are willing to share once they are comfortable with a person, a “Malachite Person” can be secretive and will usually be self-protective.“Malachite People” have wonderful senses of humor, and are not afraid to make themselves the butt of a joke if it helps to raise the energy for others. They are creative, and enjoy surprising others, although it is difficult for others to surprise a “Malachite Person.” Those who are drawn to Malachite are usually very resourceful, and able to process clues that many of us miss, helping them to find solutions we might overlook. They also tend to have an appreciation for nature, and the elementals or nature spirits.

Of course, this is merely a tidbit of information on Malachite and “Malachite People,” and actually selecting this stone from my Stone Reading tray would likely yield more in-depth and personal information. To find out what stones resonate with you, and what messages they have for you, consider a Stone Reading with “The Stone Lady!”

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