“I open my mind to new vision, both inner and outer, as I expand my awareness.”
A copper carbonate mineral often found in massive form inter-grown with Malachite and other copper based minerals.
Hardness: 3.5 – 4
Chakra: Third Eye Heart
Found: Namibia; Bisbee, Arizona; Australia
Hardness: 3.5 – 4
Zodiac: Capricorn and Scorpio
Chakra: Solar Plexus, Heart
Found: Zaire, Australia, Chile, South Africa, and the United States
Grows with: Azurite, Chrysocolla, Turquoise
Loving Expression ~ Intuition
Azurite is a soft stone, hardness of only 3.5 -4, named for its deep “azure blue” color. It is a copper carbonate mineral found in the upper oxidized portions of copper deposits. It is a secondary mineral formed by the action of carbonated water acting on copper-containing minerals. It has a vitreous luster – a glassy luster or sheen on a mineral surface. Over time, as it absorbs water, it changes into the mineral malachite. Thus, the two are found together, creating a brilliant deep blue stone with flashes of green or visa versa
More often it is found in massive form inter-grown with Malachite as a result of the weathering and oxidation of copper sulfide minerals.
Azurite-Malachite is an exceptional conductor of energy, bringing a grounded, more integrated process in healing physical dis-ease.
The blue ray penetrates and moves energy, calming stress levels within the system while the green ray facilitates a deep healing force.
It may also be used to activate the Third Eye in cleansing the subconscious of emotionally charged thoughts or negative feelings, and restoring a higher and clearer mental state. It assists in dissolving egocentric traits, dispelling conceit, arrogance and vanity, and instills a willingness toward flexibility and individuality based on a universal connection to “All.” Azurite-Malachite’s combination of energies is highly conducive to meditation by allowing one to go deep within the self, without fear, in order to be sustained, absolved, and reborn into the light, completely aware of the genesis at all times.
Malachite is a protection stone, absorbing negative energies and pollutants from the atmosphere and from the body. It guards against radiation of all kinds, clears electromagnetic pollution and heals earth energies. Keep near microwaves in the kitchen and televisions in living areas. In the workplace Malachite protects against noise, over-bright fluorescent lighting, and harmful rays from technological equipment, negative phone calls and emails.
- Emanates the healthiest ray of green light for the heart.
- One of the most important stones for protection from negative energies, activates the psychic radar
- Increases luck; synchronicities
History & Myth of Azurite
When mixed with oil it turns slightly green. When mixed with egg yolk it turns green-grey. Older examples of azurite pigment may show a more greenish tint due to weathering into malachite. Much azurite was mislabeled lapis lazuli, a term applied to many blue pigments. As chemical analysis of paintings from the Middle Ages improves, azurite is being recognized as a major source of the blues used by medieval painters. True lapis lazuli was chiefly supplied from Afghanistan during the Middle Ages while azurite was a common mineral in Europe at the time. Sizable deposits were found near Lyons, France. It was mined since the 12th century in Saxony, in the silver mines located there.
- Legends claim Azurite to be one of the most powerful healing stones in Atlantis where its psychic powers were so potent the secrets to its use were known only to priests. It became so shrouded in mystery many of its secrets are now thought to be lost.
- In ancient Egypt, Azurite was valued by high priests and priestesses to raise their awareness to a god-conscious state, using the pigment to paint the protective eye of Horus, the young sky god, on their foreheads.
- Ancient Romans, as well the Egyptians, used Azurite for greater insight, for visionary powers, and particularly for hypnosis
- Called Caeruleum by the ancient Greeks, Azurite was used in healing ceremonies.
- In many civilizations, it was considered a symbol of status.
- The ancient Chinese called Azurite the Stone of Heaven believing it opened celestial gateways
The Mayans used Azurite to stimulate and inspire the psychic and mystical self, and to facilitate the transfer of information, knowledge & wisdom via thought.