Happy New Year!
Welcome 2009. Hope everyone had a good year. And I wish you happiness,
prosperity, good health, and of course, fun in 2009.
Blessings to all!
Malachite, Part 3
The magickal properties of Malachite are many. Malachite is a powerful
mystical mineral with a long history of magickal associations.
The primary magickal attribute of Malachite, the one you find referenced
the most often in modern books and ancient texts, is one of prosperity.
Malachite is one of the best minerals to use in abundance spells. Used
in conjunction with Lodestone, which holds the power of attraction,
it is a good stone to draw money, business opportunities, and great
abundance to you. It can help you manifest good fortune and prosperity
in your life. According to Scott Cunningham, it is beneficial to place
small pieces of Malachite in the corners of a business or office, or
to place a small piece in or near the cash register to draw customers.
He also recommends wearing Malachite during business meetings
or trade shows to increase your ability to obtain good deals and sales.
I like to put a tumbled Malachite stone, plus a Citrine, a green Aventurine,
and a Lodestone together in my cash box to increase sales and attract
generous customers when I do jewelry shows and holistic fairs.
The second most common reference to Malachite in the ancient world,
from the ancient Etruscans, Italy, Germany, Russia, and Istanbul (formerly
Byzantium, and then Constantinople) is one of protection. According
to the book Crystal Enhancements, Malachite was worn to
ward off the evil eye. It was also called the Peacock
Stone , with its resemblance to the circular eye pattern in a peacocks
tail feathers. It was cut into circular amulets, with the varied green
concentric circles radiating from the center, or cut into even more
powerful triangular amulets, with the eye in the center,
to be worn and used as protective charms. By the 17th Century in Europe
it was worn and carried not only to protect against psychic attack,
but also as a ward against diseases of many kinds. It is especially
protective for children. It has the ability to create a protective cloak
of invisibility when doing magickal work to avoid being noticed
by outsiders. It helps us to detect danger, both physical and psychic
in nature, by making us more conscious of our surroundings and enhancing
our psychic minds. Use with black stones, like Tourmaline/Schorl and
Onyx to increase its protective qualities. Tiger Eye, kept in a purse
or pocket with a piece of Malachite, is also good for physical protection.
Together they strengthen the will, increase physical strength, and keep
us grounded with the powerful protective energy of Mother Earth. Malachite,
along with other stones, is also said to break into 2 pieces when danger
is imminent to worn the wearer.
It is a good mineral to wear near your Heart Chakra to increase your
ability to send and receive love. Wear with a piece of Rose Quartz or
Rhodochrosite to fully open your heart to unconditional love in all
forms: romance, love of self and self worth, a sense of well-being,
pure peace, emotional balance, and a forgiving heart.
It is a mineral that helps us in the co-creation of our future. Malachite
helps us to see the synchronicity in life, those happy accidents
of good fortune, that help us on our path of discovery. Carry a piece
with you to invite perfect synchronicity into your life.
It is a stone of great power, and easily amplifies both positive and
negative energies. So always cleanse Malachite very thoroughly when
working with it. Its associations with the power classes and elite dates
back to the ancient Egyptians, where the upper classes used it as a
cosmetic mineral (for eye makeup), a protective amulet (workers wearing
it and working in the Malachite-Copper mines were immune to outbreaks
of cholera), and magickal power (Pharaohs wore it in their headdresses
to raise their consciousness to a higher vibration and to open their
minds to great wisdom and wise counsel). It helps to raise human vibrations
to a higher level, allowing greater reception and understanding of the
voice of Spirit. Utilize its energy in rituals for manifestation (including
manifesting prosperity and manifesting goals in general). It lends a
little extra boost of power to magickal rituals, especially spells for
abundance, as stated before. The combination of Malachite, Amber, and
Black Obsidian in a spell would be extremely powerful, and greatly increase
the magickal energy needed. This trio must be used with great respect
and caution; it is not for the faint of heart, or someone not adept
at directing magickal energy.
Because of its high Copper content it is very healing. Also, it is
said to attract love with the help of the Copper. The Copper also increases
its ability to absorb negativity from the wearer and transform it into
positive energy before releasing it from the auric field into the atmosphere.
It acts as a mirror to the Soul, reflecting only the truest
character and purest feelings of the wearer.
Yes, there is such
Rock-hound: (pron. rok-hownd), noun, informal/slang for
1. a person, may be an amateur or even professional geologist, mineralogist,
etc., unusually attracted to the finding, digging up, and obsessive
collecting of rocks, minerals, and fossils, often at great expense and
personal peril; may seriously endanger this persons social life,
or ironically enhance it by making the person more attractive to other
geeky rock guys.
From: Alicias Personal Dictionary
The following article was first published in The Crystal Gazer,
October 2004. And later published in The Conglomerate , November
2004, which is put out by the Michigan Mineralogical Society. I edited
it for space, made it into a count-down, and renamed it:
Alicias Top 10 Ways You Can Tell You Are A Rock-hound:
You may be a rock-hound if...
10.) Your internet home page has pictures of your rocks on it
9.) You find yourself compelled to examine individual rocks in driveway
8.) Your rock garden is located inside your house
7.) You will walk across 8 lanes of freeway traffic to see if the outcrop
on the other side of the highway is the same type of rock as the side
youre parked on
6.) Youre planning on using a pick, crack-hammer, and shovel while
5.) You have ever found yourself trying to explain to airport security
that a 3 lb. rock hammer isnt really a weapon
4.) You have ever uttered the phrase have you tried licking it?
with no sexual connotations whatsoever
3.) You dont think of cleavage the same way everyone else
2.) You consider a recent event to be anything that has happened within
the last hundred thousand years
And the #1 way you can tell you may be a rock-hound...
1.) You have ever responded a definitive YES to the question: What
have you got in there, rocks?
I can honestly say #10 hasnt happened yet, but I will have pics
of some of my collection available on the website soon. Ive done
#9. Also, as anyone who has seen my apartment can attest to, #8 is very
true of me. Ive done #7 on a local field trip with a geology class.
I do #6 every time I go to the U.P. Yes, Ive said #4. (It honestly
is the best way to test for Halite. Halite tastes like salt, because
it is mineral salt.) #3 also applies, well, sort of...depends
on the conversation. And Ive been asked #1 many times. I am such
a rock geek. Cool, man.