Malachite, from the Greek, “malache,” or “mallow” (in reference to its green leaf color), has been called the “mirror of the soul” as it reflects the inner feelings of the holder. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans wore malachite in amulets to protect against the evil eye and ground it up to wear as eye shadow. In the Middle Ages it was used to protect children from witches and other dangers. It it said that a piece of Malachite in your bedroom will help get rid of nightmares. As a modern protector, Malachite is thought to keep one safe from accidents and during travel as it is believed to stimulate awareness and prevent vertigo – great for pilots! It guards against radiation, clears electromagnetic pollution and is used to absorb negative energies and pollutants from the atmosphere and the body. Metaphysically, Malachite encourages risk-taking and breaks unwanted ties and outworn patterns. It teaches how to release guilt and take responsibility for one’s actions, thoughts and feelings. Most malachite comes from Zaire, Chile, Australia and Arizona.
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