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Location & Composition of the Crystal
Azurite, known as the Stone of Heaven by the Chinese who believed it opened celestial gateways, was also known as Caeruleum by the ancient Greeks. The name Caeruleum comes from Latin meaning blue and the name Azurite comes from the old Persian word lāžward that means blue colour. Azurite is a commonly found crystal from Australia, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia and Russia.
It is a copper carbonate hydroxide of the carbonate class of minerals. It comes in various shades of bright or deep blue or indigo. It may also contain streaks of light blue and is opaque in appearance. Azurite-Malachite is blue with patches of green from inclusions of Malachite. It is almost always found in its raw state as it is extremely difficult to tumble. The tumbled varieties are usually ground down and compressed Azurite pieces.
General Information & Legends
Azurite is a good crystal to use if you are studying to aid focus and concentration as well as helping to retain information but it also has a calming effect that helps to relieve stress and is therefore useful for exams, interviews and presentations. It allows the user to be compassionate to themselves as well as to show compassion to others.
It is known for its ability to awaken and enhance psychic development as well as helping you recognise what in your life needs attention. Keep it with you if you need to sense when someone is trying to mislead you. Historically, over thousands of years, Azurite was ground into a powder to use to make dye to colour fabric and paint; which was a way of denoting status. It is said that the Atlanteans and the Ancient Egyptians considered it to be such a potent psychic stone that only the highest Priests and Priestesses could know its secrets.
The Mayans were said to have used it to transfer knowledge via telepathy. Native Americans used it to aid communication and better understand the messages from their Spirit Guides and it is said that the Greeks and Romans used it for visionary powers, hypnosis and healing ceremonies.
Connections: Goddesses & Angels
Azurite is associated with the following Goddesses:
Athena, the Greek Goddess of War and Wisdom.
Iuturna, the Roman Goddess of Brooks and Ponds.
Sophia, the Goddess of Wisdom and contradiction.
Isis, the Egyptian Goddess of Life who is said to bring the power of the divine feminine. She is recognised as the most important goddess of Egyptian mythology.
Azurite is not associated with any particular Angel. However, Archangel Gabriel and Archangel Michael are associated with dark indigo crystals so you could use Azurite when connecting with them.
Azurite is primarily associated with the Third Eye Chakra (Ajna), relating to insight, intuition, awareness and guidance. Its secondary chakra is the Throat Chakra (Vishuddha), related to communication, and is from where you speak your truth.
Healing: Physical, Emotional & Spiritual
In crystal healing, Azurite is said to help with symptoms relating to the following illnesses and areas of the body: alleviating bone and joint pain, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, asthma, blood disorders and blood oxygenation, dementia and other degenerative brain-related disorders, flexibility, gall bladder, immune system, kidneys, liver disorders, memory and memory recall, migraines, muscle pain, repairing of brain cells, rheumatism, sinus congestion, skin infections and irritations, sore throats, spleen, thyroid balance, tinnitus, torn muscles and vertigo. It is also thought to help dispel spasms and tics.
Emotionally, Azurite is said to assist with breaking unwanted ties and patterns of behaviour, calming, change, comforting and relieving mental stress, communication blocks, compassion, courage, decision making, depression, fidelity, inner peace, kindness, loyalty, negative thoughts, patience, phobias, self-confidence, self-worth, transformation and worrying. It is also thought to be useful for releasing past traumas and the suppressed feelings that go with them.
Spiritually, Azurite is said to aid aura balancing, channelling, clairvoyance, communication and connecting with the higher self, cosmic awareness and consciousness as well as dissolving energy blockages, meditation and safe astral travelling. Azurite heals emotional trauma from this lifetime and past lives at a mental level and promotes karmic healing of negative energy patterns brought forward from other lifetimes.
Birthstones & Anniversaries
Azurite is not a traditional or ancient birthstone but is a modern birthstone for the Zodiac signs of Sagittarius (22nd November - 21st December) and Capricorn (22nd December - 19th January).
Azurite is not on the anniversary list although Malachite, which some Azurite pieces have inclusions of within them, is on the alternate list for the 13th anniversary.
Azurite is the perfect crystal for meditating to relax, clear the mind and recognise any intuitive messages that are received. Resting it over your Third Eye Chakra while you meditate will clear your mind of intrusive or unwanted thoughts as well as aiding visualisation. It can also be used to explore past lives in order to recover knowledge from those lifetimes.
I am open to receive guidance from the Universe and also allow myself the same compassion I afford others.
Important to Know
WARNING: Azurite is a very soft crystal which can fade quickly in sunlight and intense heat can cause it to change colour irreversibly.
As with all crystals you use regularly, don’t forget to cleanse and recharge it at least once a month.
For crystal healers who use crystals in their work, they should be cleansed after each client to remove any negative energy prior to being used on someone else.
PLEASE REMEMBER: Although the powers of crystals and stones are well documented and have been proven to help bring positivity into people's lives, they are never a substitute for medical advice.
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