Malachite gets it's name from the Greek word Moloche, meaning mallow, a reference to the mineral's leaf-green color.
Azurite and Malachite have been carved into ornaments and worn as jewelry for thousands of years. In some ancient civilizations Malachite was thought to be a protection from evil if worn as jewelry.
Malachite was a popular decorative stone in Czarist Russia, and was used to make the columns of St. Isaac's Cathedral in Leningrad. Malachite also adorned many walls and even whole rooms of other religious and public buildings.
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Malachite is copper carbonate formed from very small. It is usually found with alternating layers of light green and darker green. These color layers give malachite its distinctive appearance.
Malachite is sometimes called the stone of transformation for its ability to help you on your path to spiritual growth. It is said to enhance psychic abilities, allowing you to better understand and utilize your intuition.
Malachite should be used with caution, however, because it can amplify negative as well as positive energies. Don't wear or carry this stone if you are in a negative mood or frame of mind.
This stone can help you become more patient. It helps you to become more tolerant of the views and opinions of others. Malachite brings harmony into your life.
In love, malachite is said to bring fidelity. It cleanses the emotional body, releasing the traumas of the past to let you concentrate on your current relationship. It is also said to promote loyalty in friends and lovers.
Malachite helps you accept responsibility for your actions and promotes understanding of any changes that might be required to keep you from repeating the same mistakes.
Malachite is said to help the stomach, liver, kidney stones, respiratory system, immune system, vision, and circulatory system. It has been used historically to treat asthma, swollen joints, tumors, growths, broken bones and torn muscles
This stone is also a good choice for those born during The Moon of Frost - (23 Oct - 22 Nov). Its ability to help those born during this period acquire patience that will overcome their tendency to be too impulsive.
Malachite is a good stone for people with the zodiac sign of Scorpio.