Azurite-Malachite is a blend of two distinct and popular gems: the deep, almost lapis-like blues of azurite and the variegated green shades of banded malachite. These two copper-based gemstones are frequently found in copper mines, or near mines of other copper-based gemstones such as turquoise and chrysocolla. The combination of azurite and malachite creates a mineral which is known to exhibit the properties of each stone, and a few additional ones that come uniquely from this synthesis.
In ancient Egypt, azurite, as a component of lapis lazuli, was used to create the protective blue eye of Horus.
‘The ability Azurite has to help people travel through human anxieties and fears is remarkable. This energy was called upon many times in the initiations of the Atlanteans and later the Egyptian and Mayan ceremonies. The vibration of Azurite penetrates the veil between the human world and the subconscious layers.
Here is what the Crystal Oversouls have to say about this special crystal "The Azurite Oversoul opens intuitive channels that deepen internal communication, knowing and trust. The mandala is built up of layers of dark and light shades of cobalt blue. 8 beings, the combined Oversoul consciousness, stand tall in intensely rich cobalt blue coloured robes and radiant light, looking deep within our eyes. They need to know if we are ready for this initiation. We recognize that we are in the company of High Priests as the beings have an incredible atmosphere of authority about them. They surround us; take us with their own unified light-body into the inner sanctum of the mandala. Once inside, we see that the whole space is a rich cobalt blue that has begun to pervade our consciousness. We are asked to stand in the centre of the inner sanctum where we are surrounded by the Azurite beings that raise their robes and gather their energies together to create a mandala. They direct their vibrational intent towards us, in particular our third eye chakra that vibrates to match the frequency of their focused energy. In a flash we see with our inner eye - we see beyond form, beyond the veil. We perceive worlds that lay out of ordinary sight. We see ourselves as multi-layered and that we are more than our physical body. From this perspective we know that we are essentially light that cannot die.’
‘Malachite has a strong affinity to Egypt and especially to the Goddess Hathor. It is a copper carbonate which was prized as the easiest copper mineral to reduce to copper metal in ancient Egypt. Malachite was largely mined by slaves who were unaffected by the large outbreaks of cholera of that time and so was also revered as a powerful protector. Here is what the Crystal Oversouls say about Malachite. "Malachite has many important healing qualities. It can help us learn to trust the earth and the cycles of creation. Through the vibration of this stone we face life and feel that we can handle our experience on the physical plane. Malachite’s growth can remind us of more flexible ways of integrating structure and discipline, helping us understand these functions that are vital to carry out projects. Working with Malachite helps us realize that we have the right to take our space in the world. It is a powerful healing ally helping us to understand control issues. Its message is ‘trust yourself and life - leave room for the unknown and unexpected’.
Text copyright the Crystal Oversoul Attunements by Michael Eastwood published by Findhorn Press an imprint of Inner Traditions Bear and Co.
This rather handsome sphere measures 3.5" across. I feel that this apart from being a beautiful object in itself, would make a wonderful focus for an Earth healing mandala or grid. There is something about it which lends itself being an ally for Earth healing.