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Bluemanticore
16-04-2004, 00:20
Since my first thread, the one regarding amethyst, seemed to have such a nice response :), I thought'd I try again with another stone.

As I said in the amethyst thread, this is a survey, of sorts. Pretty much I'm asking what malachite means to you. Not what a book tells you malachite means, but what comes to your mind when you think about the powers of malachite. What do you feel when working with malachite? What do you use malachite for? Do you have a special connection to malachite? What elements, animals, plants, deities, etc. might you relate to malachite?
I repeat, there is nothing wrong with malachite meaning to you what a book says it means also, of course, I am just curious what else comes to mind when a person does first use their own mind to think about a stone. Thanks again.

Sincerely,
BlueManticore

Simone
16-04-2004, 21:42
Originally posted by Bluemanticore
what comes to your mind when you think about the powers of malachite.

Malachite is one of my favourite stones: it warms my heart and makes it dance with joy when I look at it, I love the color.

Now, without having looked this up, I think it must contain copper, which is one of my favourite metals :D

I do not work much with stones, but if I want to feel loved and warmed, I'd take Malachite for this... besides I think it raises vibratory levels around me and helps me for meditation.

Love
Simone

amyel
17-04-2004, 13:12
I don't have any malachite. I avoid it in jewellary. I have no idea why...I think it is pretty stone, just so very....green. But I like the straiations in it....

lunakasha
18-04-2004, 12:59
Malachite is one of my favorite stones....

I LOVE the vibrant green color and the gorgeous patterns of black stripes or circular markings. I love the way it makes me feel when I wear it around my neck or hold it in the palm of my hand: strong and alert, confident and secure....it radiates self-love for me....makes me feel more in tune with other people as well.

I have heard (somewhere) that Malachite is considered by many to be the "love and money" stone.....meaning that using it as a talisman will bring both of these into a person's life....

Sounds perfect to me!!! :D

:) Luna

ncefafn
18-04-2004, 13:09
I use it for grounding, especially after intense readings. I have a necklace of tumbled malachite pieces that I slip over my head when I feel too "electric."

Kim

poivre
19-04-2004, 02:27
I have stones just because I like them. I really only know a few things about very few of them.
When I saw this post the first thing I thought of was strength.
This stone reminds me of protection & extra strength. I would carry this stone on my weak days if I knew for sure this is what it is good for.

It's like a grounding stone that gives that extra push & confidence to just get out there & do whatever without fear. Very positive for me.

starsongs
19-04-2004, 15:05
Malachite is so beautiful! I love the green color and the circular patternings that often remind me of wood patternings...if you cut through a circular trunk...

Malachite makes me feel grounded, rooted and present in the moment. It seems to be a stone of sharing and concern for community and humanitarian causes.

It also seems a wise stone. Owl is one animal I connect with Malachite...

_N_
19-04-2004, 15:26
I absolutely love malachite. For me it is a stone of protection and healing, a stone for calming and peacefullness. I have always felt it to be a "warm" stone, an "earthy" stone, and to have a masculine gender.
But to me, at least, it also has a slightly darker aspect - one that warns you about respecting it and not abusing it. As well as a warning of the beast within beauty. I think this is because the raw, unpolished stone can cause symptoms of metal poisoning due to the copper content.

N

Simone
19-04-2004, 15:27
Originally posted by starsongs
Owl is one animal I connect with Malachite...

Somehow, I do too! And funnily, I once discovered in a store a rough piece of Malachite (beauuuuutiful), and the longer I looked at it, the more I felt there was an owl inside... I bought the piece as a birthday present for a good friend of mine, who is a therapist, and she has it now sitting in her therapy room.

Love
Simone

Simone
19-04-2004, 15:32
Originally posted by _N_
I think this is because the raw, unpolished stone can cause symptoms of metal poisoning due to the copper content.

Do you think so? I'd say it is harmless unless you take it in your mouth then... So here we have to include a warning:

not to be left laying around within childrens reach...

Love
Simone

_N_
19-04-2004, 15:48
Yes, there are usually warnings about "do not use the raw stone to make elixers" - you are right - it would have to be ingested or, perhaps, through osmosis if you kept a raw chunk in your pocket and handled it all the time.

N

starsongs
20-04-2004, 00:55
Originally posted by Simone
Somehow, I do too! And funnily, I once discovered in a store a rough piece of Malachite (beauuuuutiful), and the longer I looked at it, the more I felt there was an owl inside... I bought the piece as a birthday present for a good friend of mine, who is a therapist, and she has it now sitting in her therapy room.

Love
Simone

What a lovely gift for your friend, Simone! The piece sounds just beautiful and so appropriate to sit in a therapists office too :D

Thanks for sharing that you also connect owl with Malachite. I'm not sure why I do either. Would love to hear more about how you felt owl to be within this piece...

I get the sense you would like this site very much...if you haven't discovered it already!
check:

http://www.mindspring.com/~astrologybydiana/lifepaths/homepage.html

Diana has been unable to update for awhile, but there is still tons of wonderful and insightful information...

journey well :)
Starsongs

Astraea
20-04-2004, 01:12
Malachite is sometimes found marbled with azurite, a rich blue mineral. Many years ago, I had a meditation teacher who called this blend a "meditation stone" because the azurite assists one in attaining high meditative states, while the malachite helps to keep one centered and grounded. The combination seemed to work very well, and I treasure that stone to this day.

Simone
20-04-2004, 03:56
Originally posted by starsongs
Would love to hear more about how you felt owl to be within this piece...

It actually peeped out of it: if one turned the piece a certain way, there was distinctly an owls face in it...

And thanks for the site - I have not looked through it all, but what I saw I already love. I'll take the time later today!

Love
Simone

starsongs
20-04-2004, 10:49
Originally posted by Simone
It actually peeped out of it: if one turned the piece a certain way, there was distinctly an owls face in it...



Awesome! :D

You're welcome for the site! Glad that you are enjoying it

blessings
starsongs

Majecot
28-04-2004, 15:01
I love malachite.. I find myself somtimes just staring at the beauty of the stone. For me I find it comforting, like I am drawing strength and wisdom from it. I feel like, when I carry it with me, that there isn't anything that I cannot handle.
It is my 9-1-1 stone.
My local rock shop carries some beautiful animal carvings made from malachite, I have been drooling over them for some time, I know that I wil get one eventually, but I am waiting for the animal to call to me.

dawntarot
22-07-2013, 20:15
I am completely in love with this stone. :love: A friend's sister gave me a piece as a thank you for a reading I did, she chose it intuitively for me from her collection. Myself and the friend looked it up in her crystal bible/dictionary and it supports literally everything I've been trying to deal with for a long time, it supports all my personal weaknesses and gives me strength.

I don't usually respond that much to crystals tbh - the exceptions are hematite (makes me feel safe), amethyst (stopped me having nightmares), and moonstone (which I generally can't use because it makes me hyper).

But malachite? Wow. I've been carrying it in my pocket or sleeping with it under my pillow ever since. I literally do not want to be parted from this stone. I feel strong, and stable, and secure, able to express myself with clarity and empathy. I feel like I can take anything in my stride, I feel more confident and self-assured, but not overly so.

It is basically my personal power stone and I have just bought a beautiful malachite pendant on eBay so that I can wear it always, even when I don't have pockets. :)

shelikes2read
23-07-2013, 02:56
Yes, there are usually warnings about "do not use the raw stone to make elixers" - you are right - it would have to be ingested or, perhaps, through osmosis if you kept a raw chunk in your pocket and handled it all the time.

N

Precautions must also be taken with Malachite when one is working the stone (such as makint it into a cabochon), as the powdered stone also contains copper. Breathing this dust in would be harmful, so a mask must be worn and I think that ensuring good ventilation might also be recommended.

stonesatiety
23-07-2013, 10:35
dawntarot: How wonderful to discover such a treasured member of the mineral kingdom! I know the feeling, but not with malachite. From reading through this thread and years ago through books and sharing with others, it's because I am strong in the qualities it imparts. I was born and grew up in Southern Arizona, USA, where many copper minerals are abundant. Did that have an effect on my personal aspects? Did I chose my birth location and hometown to support innate qualities? Hmm. An interesting future exploration, perhaps.

I remember going to Copper Days as a boy. Huge mine trucks were parked in the street and there were a lot of containers full of copper-bearing stones: malachite, azurite and chrysacolla among them! With your love of malachite, you would've loved this. For my birthday one year I received a small Arizona stone that I had long lusted after in a local rock shop. It is solid wulfenite covered with a dark mineral I've forgotten, with pretty dark-blue azurite crystals and specks of bright-green malachite! I so love it to this day.

Some real pretty malachite comes from Africa. The piece I have looks like a velvet cloud. It has a hole like the holes I've always enjoyed looking through in clouds! The stone said it would like to help with my finances. Yahoo!

One intersting quality of malachite is that it gradually replaces azurite with itself, which creates a pseudomorph shaped like the original stone formed from the second mineral. This is indeed a powerful stone! Enjoy, and thanks for reminding me of my little stones!

Dancing Bear
24-07-2013, 16:34
I Love Malachite, I have pieces in my crystal bowl on the dining table. For me it reminds me of my grandmother. It is her favourite stone, Green was her favourite colour.
I have some beautiful pieces and some jewellery I wear when I want to feel Love , nostalgic and close to my Grandmother who I absolutely Adored I wear or carry Malachite.