May 072015

I am very fond of Malachite. I like the color, the patterns and the energy of this stone. I have several pieces of jewelry an orb and a pyramid. Imagine how thrilled I was to see it’s unique patterns and color used in decorating. Imagine using the pattern of this beautiful stone in small accents in your home.

This semiprecious stone has been turning heads since ancient times. See how to incorporate its emerald green swirls into your decor

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Houzz Editorial Staff; writer, design enthusiast, reader, softball player.
Malachite and malachite-inspired decor have long been popular interior design resources due to the mineral’s special characteristics. From antiquity until the 1800s, malachite was used as mineral pigment for green paint. In Italy malachite is called the “peacock stone” and is greatly valued for its intricate patterns. When sliced and polished, malachite is known for its intense green color and beautiful banded masses. The most highly sought after malachite has bands consisting of concentric circles. Polished malachite has been carved into ornaments and worn as jewelry for thousands of years; some ancient civilizations believed that wearing it warded off evil spirits. Find out ways this green gem is being used today and how you can incorporate it into your home.
At a Glance
Name: Malachite; named for the Greek word “mallow” (a green herb)
Category: Carbonate material
Formula: Cu2CO3(OH)2
Color: Bright green, dark green or blackish green


Malachite is a copper carbonate mineral most commonly mined in Africa. It is usually found in copper deposits around limestones, which is the source of the carbonate. Other places known for their malachite reserves are Russia, Australia, Brazil and Arizona.

Apr 242015

General Properties of Malachite: Grounding, protection, love, peace, business success

Color: Pastel green to medium and bright green to dark green with lighter and darker bands and swirls

Element: earth

Chakra: Heart (4th)

Planetary: Venus

Astrological: Capricorn, Scorpio

Energy: Feminine, receptive

Goddess: Hathor, Venus, Freya

Geology: Malachite is a soft stone rating 3.5-4 on Mohs Scale of Hardness. It is a green copper carbonate hydroxide mineral formed at shallow depths within the earth. It was one of the first ores used to produce copper metal. Malachite is found around the world. Most of the mineral is mined today from Democratic Republic of Congo, Australia, Arizona and France.

Physical Uses: A softer stone, malachite is easily ground to a powder and has been used historically as a coloring agent. Ancient Egyptians used malachite to ward off plagues and diseases, after noting that slaves working in malachite-copper mines were rarely affected by plagues of cholera. This stone is used to protect from lightning and physical danger. It is said that the stone breaks apart as a warning of danger. Wear the stone to strengthen the heart, circulatory system, pineal and pituitary glands. Malachite helps to purify the body and aids in tissue regeneration. It has been used to treat insomnia, poor vision, irregular menstruation, colic, cholera, rheumatism, asthma and depression.

Spiritual Uses: Wear a malachite necklace or use malachite in love magic to attract true love. Malachite can be used to attract business success, customers and increased revenue in magic rituals. Worn during business meetings or trade shows it increases good deals and sales. Long known for its protective powers, malachite helps to ward off negative and evil energies. Malachite strengthens intuition, the power of transformation and raises the vibration of the body. Malachite will help you get to the heart of the matter by bringing awareness to those things that have been hidden. Meditate with malachite and hear the wisdom of your spirit. The energy of malachite is deep, grounding and powerful. It is a good stone to use to aid in understanding the process of creating through magical manifestation.

Mental Uses: Brings peace of mind. Use the stone to dispel negative thought patterns and untruths.

Emotional Uses: Brings emotional balance and helps to lift depression.


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About the Author

Juniper Wyndfyre is a shaman/healer, Reiki Master, intuitive reader, soul guidance coach, laughter yoga leader and teacher living in New Mexico. She enjoys helping people heal, laugh and live the life of their dreams. All services are available long distance via phone or computer. To reach Juniper call 505-862-9343, email or visit her website

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