Malachite, with its rich green color and dramatic banding, has been a very popular stone for thousands of years and has always been associated with powerful women - queens, priestesses and matriarchs. It is believed to bring good luck and fortune to anyone travelling by sea, especially people seeking adventure, discovery or a new life in a faraway land.
In magic, Malachite is well known for its ability to turn aside mental and magical attacks and a piece of stone cut as a triangle is a special charm that protects against the Evil Eye and brings its owner under the protection of Hera/Juno, the Queen of Heaven. The stone was also sacred to Venus/Aphrodite, the Goddess of love, and is still used today in spells to increase charm and beauty or attract wealthy lovers.
Working with Malachite is said to help you become more creative by encouraging you to realize the value of your talents and the importance of self-expression while also teaching the flexibility necessary to ake the best use of your gifts in any situation. The stone is believed to draw wealth and encourage growth and fertility. A piece of Malachite kept near the door of your business is said to ensure continuing growth and success.
Malachite is associated with the magic of Will and the solar plexus chakra. It is used in magic and meditation to strengthen your will and determination and increase personal power and confidence in your abilities.
Healers use Malachite to treat headache and migraine. There is an old belief that a Malachite pendant given to a child will protect them from illness and accidents, a belief that may have arisen because of the stone's ancient association with the Mother Goddess, protector of the young and the innocent at heart.