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Why Taureans and Capricorns need malachite

Malachite is a rich green copper carbonate mineral with a silky soft glow. It is an important healing gemstone for those born under the earth signs of Taurus and Capricorn.

Said to be a guardian of the heart, a healer of broken bones and blood pressure, and a protector from the toxic flow of negative energy, malachite is powerful like most green gemstones. It is the stone of transformation.

What is malachite?

Malachite is a mineral based on copper carbonate. Its first use was as an ore and it was mined purely as a source of copper. The beautiful bright green colour comes from the copper oxidising in the air.

It is usually found in caves where the mineral has formed into a stalactite or coated the surface of the ground. Malachite is occasionally found in translucent crystal forms, but it's more typically opaque and must be polished into the gemstone we love today.

Where does malachite come from?

Malachite was mined from deposits near the Isthmus of Suez and the Sinai as early as 4000 BC.

It was extensively mined at Great Orme near Llandudno in North Wales 3,800 years ago. Archaeological evidence indicates it was mined and smelted at Timna Valley in Israel for more than 3,000 years.

Large quantities of malachite have also been mined in the Urals, Russia, but the gemstone is found worldwide with significant deposits in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Zambia, Namibia, Mexico, Australia, France, and the United States.

How does malachite influence Taureans?

Malachite is a particularly powerful gemstone for those born under Taurus. It clears and balances all chakras but has a special resonance with the heart and solar plexus chakras.

The crystal clears and strengthens emotions by boosting compassion, care, loyalty and harmony in relationships. Taureans are naturally driven to build wealth and succeed materially, and malachite strengthens their ability to make it happen. In business, the crystal promotes practicality, responsibility, focus, and growth.

Malachite absorbs and clears negative energies. It can help Taureans get out of a rut and banish difficult emotions such as jealousy and anger. It also clears stress and tension. The copper content in malachite can promote energy flow and help Taureans overcome lethargy and laziness.

How does malachite influence Capricorns?

Malachite can have a positive effect on the mind and body of Capricorns as it supports the psyche and helps to promote a healthy balance between work/life and love/friendship. The Capricorn is a career person and the gemstone helps draw energy for individuals to succeed in all aspirations.

The stone stimulates the cardiovascular system and the oxygen supply and it can boost the immune system, activating the self-healing centre and alleviating physical and mental illnesses and problems.

During the Middle Ages, it was customary for individuals to wear malachite engraved with a figure or symbol of the sun to maintain health and avert depression, of which Capricorns were considered vulnerable.

How do I harness the magical power of malachite?

Energy and protection radiate from malachite. For those wanting to keep their home protected, you can place a malachite crystal at the front door to stop negativity from entering. The stone is regarded as something of an aphrodisiac in the bedroom, while at work it can be used to set the creative juices flowing.

Ancient Greeks and Egyptians loved malachite and often used it in jewellery. It is especially effective worn as a bracelet or pendant so the stone’s healing and enriching vibrations can be felt directly next to the skin.



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