Gemstone Family Copper carbonate hydroxide, Monoclinic
Chakras Solar Plexus (3rd), Heart (4th)
Colour Green with banding
Found in  Russia, Zaire, Australia, and Namibia, Zaire, South Africa, Australia, Germany, Romania, Chile, Mexico and the U.S.
Element  Associated with Fire
Also known as Malache (Greek), Molochītis (Latin), "The Midwife Stone"
Meaning  Mallow - The mineral was given this name due to its resemblance to the leaves of the mallow plant
Birthstone Month April / May
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Chemical Composition Cu2CO3(OH)2
Hardness on the Mohs scale 

3.5-4 (1 being softest, 10 being hardest)

Physical Healing Properties Increases vitality, supports healing of soft tissue, aids in
recovery from illness, reduces inflammation, regulates menstrual cycle, aids kidney function, strengthens memory, lowers blood pressure
Emotional Healing Properties Builds self-confidence, encourages change and transformation, encourages expression, reduces shyness, increases empathy and friendship, helps with depression
Spiritual Properties Aids in psychic protection and manifestation, enhances will, acts as a purger, absorbs energy, stimulates dreams
Legend has it that.... In ancient Egypt the colour green (wadj) was associated with death and the power of resurrection as well as new life and fertility. They believed that the afterlife contained an eternal paradise which resembled their lives but with no pain or suffering, and referred to this place as the ‘Field of Malachite’. The pharaohs often lined the inside of their headdresses with Malachite, believing it helped them rule wisely

 

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