For what and How Does One Use Azurite?
Azurite is very soothing and calming for the emotions. It enhances one’s psychic abilities and is very good to use in all general healing uses. You can use the smaller nodules on your closed eyes to soothe and sharpen the eyesight. It can be used to balance the electrochemical system of the body and provide a flow of energy from the 3rd eye to the heart chakra. It is a very inspirational stone indeed!
Malachite is a superb stone for treating trauma, be it emotional or physical. It has a very absorbent and drawing nature, so if one places Malachite next to the traumatized area, it will “draw” the trauma out. Due to this absorbent nature Malachite needs to be cleansed fairly regularly, especially if you notice the color fading. Burying it in earth is a very effective method.
Malachite has a very centering energy about it, great for helping one find their place in the universe. It helps with reconstruction on a cellular level, particularly the skeletal structure.
Malachite is an all-rounder, grounding, expanding, and nurturing. It is a bridge between the intuitive and intellectual sides of ourselves.
When Azurite is combined with Malachite, the combination is particularly effective with healing bone and muscle injuries.
Azurite is an intense deep blue color with a Mohs hardness between 3 and 4. Different sources claim the name is derived from the Persian word lazhward or from the Arabic word azul, both of which mean blue.
It often occurs with malachite, chrysocolla or turquoise in areas with copper deposits. A rare form called “Bluebird”, has dark red Cuprite mixed with azurite – notice the triangular shaped stone in the bottom left of the collage.
Azurite is found in Australia, Chile, France, Mexico, Morocco, Nambia, the southwestern USA, and Zaire.
For thousands of years this stone has been used in jewelry and ornamental objects. During the Middle Ages and Renaissance it was ground into pigment for use in paint and eye shadow.
It is not known widely as a birthstone, but several references indicate it may have been used as a birthstone for the sign of Taurus.
Azurite was sacred to the Egyptians who believed it was an aid to spiritual communication.
Many believe that this stone helps to reduce anger and to increase psychic awareness. It is also thought to reduce abnormal cell growth, promote wisdom, and is used as an aid to relieve the pain of rheumatism.