Azurite is a carbonate mineral produced by weathering of copper ore deposits. It is unstable in open air where further weathering may change its chemical structure to that of malachite (known as pseudomorph). You can see from the photograph of my piece of Azurite that it has markings of lighter colour. It is also not compatible with water, so do not cleanse azurite by washing it or leaving it out in the rain.
Azurite is associated with the third eye chakra (some authors also say it also associated with the crown and throat). It is a very mental crystal and helps with opening the mind. It calms thoughts that cause worry, indecision, stress or confusion and instead opens the mind to new perspectives. It is a stone of inner vision and can be used for enhancement of dreams, meditation and aiding psychic development. It can also support a higher level of understanding of self-awareness.
Azurite helps with focus, concentration and retaining information, so it is ideal for study. It can also help adults who wish to go back to study whilst fitting this into a busy life and helps maintain mental alertness in the elderly.
Azurite helps to understand one’s emotions to enable release and gives courage to overcome negative behavioural patterns that stem from insecurity or fear. Azurite can help those who habitually lie or deceive to be more truthful with themselves and others. It can also help self-expression of thoughts and feelings.
Azurite can help with joint problems such as arthritis and is useful in treatments for spinal alignment. It can help with issues of the kidneys, gallbladder, spleen or liver and aids circulation and oxygenating of the blood. It can help with brain related disorders such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Sue Weaver Crystals;
Azurite helps release emotional and mental blocks which become ‘stuck’ in the physical body. Balances left and right brain and revitalises all damaged body parts.
My experience of living with Azurite;
On the first day of carrying this crystal I was given a clear message from spirit when they led me somewhere and I found an item that I needed to pick up and use.
By the 2nd night of sleeping with Azurite I had to take it out from under my pillow as I was struggling to sleep. I also had a strange visualisation in the night and woke up panting, as if I was having a panic attack.
I found that I wasn’t carrying this crystal as much as I have with others. The only time I felt I wanted to use it was in meditation.
I have found the crystal to be very ‘mental’ and it has helped me with my thoughts during the time that I have used it.