Corresponding Astrological Signs: Scorpio and Capricorn
From a deep emerald green to a light green.  Some specimens are banded in various shades of green, from Africa.  Crystal structure is monoclinic and typically globular or massive, but also occurs as fibrous, tabular, radiated, and bunches. Occassionally it is also botryoidal, producing a sheen similar to that of tigereye.  Other specimens may also have a crust of druse on the surface.  Malachite may be found in Africa, Germany, and Arizona.
Malachite is a copper carbonate that occurs in the oxidation zone of copper deposits. It is a replacement mineral for Azurite, with which it is associated. It grows in many beautiful forms, botryoidal masses and rare crystals, a shiny velvet or dark green, or Malachite flowers. A stone sacred to ancient Egyptians, used by them for cosmetics, pigments, protective amulets and healing. The natural color bands resemble a "Peacock's Eye," and were thought to guard against evil. In Czarist Russia, Malachite mined in the Ural Mountains was used in carvings and architectural accents. Most Malachite now available is from Zaire, and some is from the U.S. southwest.
              Stone of balance and transformation.  Brings to understanding processes in one's life and body, assisting in one's spiritual evolution.  Stimulates intuitive power, making one more open to change and advancement.  Malachite also represents fidelity, loyalty, practicality, and responsibility.  Allows for insight into emotional factors that may be manifesting as physical illness.  It is known for protection against radiation and for strengthening immune system.  Eases delivery in birthing, and also facilitates the re-birthing process, as it helps one to recognize and clear past negative experiences. Brings abundance. Helps ease depression. Soothes and cleanses the emotional body, and helps strengthen the heart. Aids in transformation and in the rebirth of spirit, and the regeneration of cells in the physical body. Its high copper content works with the body's energy field to help balance Chakras. Malachite/Azurite combined can calm the emotions and thoughts, ease fears and help with understanding the roots or causes of physical dis-ease and energy blockages within the body. It helps gain insights about issues that can be used to bring integration and healing. It helps with the release of ego and surrender to higher self.
Chakras: Heart, Brow and Spleen.
Composition: Basic Copper Carbonate
              Mohs-Scale Hardness: 4
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