No crystal embodies the pure Blue Ray quite like Azurite. Azurite is formed from the oxidation of copper ores. Over time, as it absorbs water, it changes into the mineral malachite. Thus, the two are found together, creating a brilliant deep blue stone with flashes of green.
Azurite’s name comes from an Arabic word meaning blue. Blue stands for meditation and communication. However, the shifting colors of Azurites from blue to blue green and green speaks of transformation.
It is a copper carbonate mineral found in the upper oxidized portions of copper ore formed in masses, nodules, tabular or prismatic crystals, sometimes with a vitreous luster. The saturated color ranges from bright to deep blue into shades of indigo, and may contain streaks of light blue. It has been ground into pigment for paint and used as a dye for fabric for thousands of years.
Azurite is often found in nature mixed with Malachite, another copper carbonate mineral, this one with a bright green color. Together, in polished form, they resemble Mother Earth and carry not only their individual properties, but a powerful blend of healing energies.
Azurite has a transformative quality that stimulates an increase in communication skills, intuition, creativity and inspiration.
Known as “The Stone of Heaven”, it promotes the pursuit of the Spirit. Azurite is a BEACON.
A lantern in the darkness that helps to unite the subconscious with the conscious mind and expands the limits of our minds. Azurite is a great stone to hold when learning how to meditate.
Azurite is also a stone for “Letting Go”… of old behavior, old patterns, old way of seeing the world. It brings clarity and wisdom, and challenges us to rethink our “knee jerk reactions” and probe the depths of “WHY” we are reacting that way, giving us the opportunity to “choose again”.
Azurite tempers the mind; it releases stress and confusion, and alleviates worry, indecision, and thoughts that linger in the back of the consciousness.
Azurite stimulates all the mind centers, nourishing a keen interest in life, one’s function in society, and discovering new commonalities and links within our world. It encourages the study of new and challenging subjects, not only for school or college students, but for adults trying to fit study in with other commitments, and for “students of life” over-fifty or in retirement. Azurite enhances focus and concentration, memorization and retention of information.
An excellent crystal for examinations, interviews, presentations, or negotiations, Azurite also fortifies long-term career plans, especially in large or very structured organizations. It is particularly beneficial for careers in all governmental departments, museums, libraries and universities.
Sacred to Egyptians and American Indians, Azurite improves communication with the spiritual world. It helps you to tap into the knowledge of the Universe, and provides new insight into all areas of life.
Not only does it help you to understand spiritual ideals, but also helps you to communicate those ideas to others in a way that other people can understand. Azurite helps to “turn on the light into your subconscious” – giving you insight into how to intuitively handle situations that previously had baffled you.
Azurite is a good crystal for older people who live alone or in sheltered accommodations to maintain their independence, mental alertness and physical health.
It renews, refreshes, and re-motivates the mind to climb to a higher level and purpose.
Flow: Aligns the Chakras and allows energy to flow un-impeded thru your body.
Psychic: Enhances latent or hidden psychic abilities, and leads to greater insight into the spiritual world.
Communication: Helps to understand the spoken word, and to pass the knowledge along to others.
Control: Aids in gaining and developing mental control over your emotions and reactions.
Azurite is a stone whose energies are best released by touching and rubbing the stones surface.
Liver stimulant; Aids detoxification; Stimulates brain and nerve activity; Encourages growth by stimulating the activity of the thyroid gland. Use with copper to increase the power of azurite.
Azurite is excellent for overcoming an inferiority complex, living only to please others, and in overcoming domestic bullying by one’s children, partner, parents, or friends who always know best. Azurite lessens tensions between different generations when sharing a home, especially when there are three or more generations, or relations involved in step-parenting.
Azurite cleanses and strengthens the emotional body, releasing stress and worry, and overcoming grief and sadness. It brings a healing light into consciousness allowing it to be infused into thoughts, feelings, words and action. It also reveals fears and phobias for what they are and provides an understanding of why they occurred in the first place.
Azurite lends the courage to overcome negative patterns of behavior stemming from insecurity and fear. It helps those who are deceptive or lie habitually to be more clear and truthful to themselves and to others. It calms those who talk too much out of nervousness, and encourages those who hold back from self-expression to verbalize their thoughts and feelings.
Azurite carries the pure Blue ray of influence, the color energy of the sky. It marks the beginning of life and emotion. Blue crystals bring trust, faith, patience, and respect, lending the focus we need to become more sincere, act more responsibly, and become more trustworthy. Lighter blue crystals help us accept the life we have, develop patience, reconcile differences, or seek forgiveness. They’re excellent for recovery efforts from addictions or destructive patterns, aid in curbing tempers, and help us become more dependable and cheerful. Lighter blue crystals also assist in dealing with grief, letting go of the past, and curing guilt. Dark blue talismans enhance the respect and compassion we have within ourselves. They teach us humanity, discretion, and honor, and encourage us to act more charitably and focus our efforts on service to others.
Azurite in shades of Indigo combines the intuition of the violet ray with the trust of the pure blue ray. It brings wisdom, truth, dignity and spiritual mastery. A stone of judgment and long life, it promotes introspection and can result in profound wisdom when used well. Dark indigo crystals provide honesty and are especially good for religious and spiritual journeys, while light indigo crystals connect us to the natural world and improve our appreciation of others.
Sources of azurite
Azurite is found in copper mining areas such as Australia, Chile, the former USSR, Africa, China.
Color: Electric Blue (Indigo)
Star Stone: Taurus
Chakra: Sixth Chakra, Third Eye
Moss Agate Vibrates to the numbers 7 and 9
Energies: Power, Healing