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
Found: Namibia; Bisbee, Arizona; Australia
Insight ~ Intuition ~ Intellect
A copper carbonate mineral found in Australia, China, Chile, Russia and the USA.
Azurite embodies the Blue Ray with the exact frequency of the third eye, says Robert Simmons. Awakens psychic ability, insight, intuition. Excellent for clearing the mind in meditation. Assists in past-life memory work. Helpful to readers and psychics as it assists in the interpretation of intuitive information.
The blue ray penetrates and moves energy, calming stress levels within the system – clearing blockages in the auric field
The rich vibrancy of its dark-blue energy resonates to the exact frequency of the Third-Eye Chakra, and has been guiding souls to enlightenment since the earliest civilizations began.
Azurite is used to awaken the development of the psychic self, intuition and to provide insight into all areas of life, while eliminating indecision and doubts. When used in meditation, Azurite facilitates easier access to a state of ‘no mind’, and integrates the images which become available.
Brings inner vision into alignment with spiritual guidance. It may be used for the enhancement of dreams, entering a meditative or channeling state, and enables out of body journeys to take place safely.
The dark brilliance of azurite speeds the vibration of energy toward the spiritual realm, awakening the development of psychic and intuitive abilities, creativity and inspiration.
It assists psychics, mediums, channels, or other Light workers in improving the accuracy of their interpretations and helping to maintain objectivity.
The stone is said to provide exactly the right energy to an individual in any situation.
Clearing away tension and confusion, and opening the mind to new perspectives. The perfect stone for students – helps open the mind and make it more receptive to retaining information. This crystal stimulates the intellect. It encourages the study of new and challenging subjects, not only for school or college students, but for adults trying to fit study in with other commitments, and for “students of life” over-fifty or in retirement. Azurite enhances focus and concentration, memorization and retention of information.
- An excellent crystal for examinations, interviews, presentations, or negotiations.
- It is a rubbing stone that prefers to be touched to release its energies, so when wearing or carrying Azurite, remember to rub it often.
- The energy of Azurite is highly effective for use as a pendulum.
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 and wisdom via thought.