Azurite is found around the world almost anywhere copper is present. Many locations are known to produce spectacular colors of gemstones. Crystals from La Salle County Utah in the United States are known for some wonderful azurite clusters. Finely terminated crystals are found in Tsumeb, Namibia (Africa). The highly favored electric blue color is found in Bisbee, Australia and the crystals found in Chessy France are often called Chessylite instead of azurite.
Other deposits have been found in Greece, Russia, the Black Forest in Germany and in various locations in Australia, China, England, Mexico and the United States.
Azurite crystal grows in areas where a lot of other well-known crystals are found. Cuprite, Chrysocolla, Malachite, Turquoise and Wulfenite are all grown from the same base of copper which is why they tend to form in the same locations.
Azurite crystal is a fantastic deep blue colored mineral that often grows with malachite. Azurite is unstable in air and over time, air will weather the azurite, causing its surface to chemically change to malachite. (NOTE: Tumbling and polishing slows or even stops this process)
Azurite Crystal Metaphysical, Healing and Magickal Properties
Azurite crystal is a gemstone of “Letting Go”. In meditation it helps us let go of the thoughts that tend to flitter through our minds and helps us move into deeper levels of consciousness. It allows us to let go of old patterns, thoughts, behaviors and attitudes so we can see with clarity and wisdom what lies before us. It allows us to let go of our conscious minds, allowing us better communication with the Spirit world, and helps us integrate the Universal knowledge into our everyday lives.
Azurite renews us by aligning the Chakras and letting their energy flow through our bodies calmly, smoothly and completely. This can be accomplished over time by simply wearing an azurite crystal on the body. The process can happen faster by meditating with an azurite crystal laid on each of the main chakras points and allowing the energy of this wonderful stone to do its work.
Some cultures call azurite crystal the gemstone of heaven because it helps to increase your desire to seek your higher self. It makes the perfect crystal to hold while meditating to contact your Spirit Guide as it helps open the lines of communications. Simply allow the energy to fill your mind and body; then listen with your ears and your heart.
By mastering your emotions, you also increase your psychic abilities and azurite crystal helps you develop the mental control to accomplish both. It also stimulates the third eye, helping to open you to receive guidance information from the fine energies that permeate the universe.
Anyone that suffers from any type of arthritis or joint problem can be helped by wrapping the affected area with an elastic bandage. Then slide an azurite crystal under the bandage so it is being held next to the skin as close to the affected joint as possible.
Make an azurite crystal elixir by soaking one or more crystals in water overnight, then use this water to cleanse the skin after exposure to the sun to help prevent skin cancer and dry skin
Wearing azurite crystal as a bracelet, anklet or necklace that surrounds a part of your body, allows your blood to pass between the stones. This allows the stone to help purify the blood, cleanse the liver, help to relieve depression and dry up sinus and skin problems.
Ancient cultures used azurite crystal to dye products blue. Egyptians used it to make eye shadow and it was used in other type of dyed products but as the manufacturing processes changed the various chemicals introduced in the processes caused chemical reactions with the copper in the azurite crystals and it was no longer possible to get the fantastic blue so eventually they quit using azurite because of it.
In its pure form, azurite crystal is too brittle to use in jewelry. It is only through injecting the stone with polymers or wax that it becomes strong enough to be used in jewelry.
Need a solution to a problem and at a loss on which way to go from this point? Just before laying down to sleep at night, hold an azurite in your hand and whisper your problem to it. Ask it to guide your dreams to the solution you need. When ready, lay down, still holding on to the stone. It helps you to have prophetic dreams that hold the answer to your problems.
One of the wide elastic hair bands you can buy anywhere that sells hair brushes is perfect to hold an azurite crystal over your 3rd eye chakras. Doing this while meditating or when you sleep at night will help you connect with your psychic abilities and increase prophetic dreams.
An Azurite crystal makes the perfect stone for anyone that is a student or has a job that requires the use of logic. Simply keeping a crystal on your desk or wearing one of more in jewelry can help you find solutions to problems that may have haunted you for some time. It also brings out the creative side of you, often helping to find the combination of things necessary to create a masterpiece.
If you are having problems choosing between two or more choices, keep an azurite nearby to help you. It allows you to see the sometimes hidden outcomes that can happen because of our choices, and assists in making a decision that is the best one possible for everyone involved.
If you have a broken bone, attach an azurite crystal to your cast as close to the break as possible. Its healing powers can assist in helping the bones heal faster.
Azurite crystals are great stones for an expectant mother to wear as they help the fetus to be healthier and stronger.
If you know of anyone that is suffering with any stage of post-traumatic stress disorder or just having a hard time dealing with the loss of a loved one, azurite crystal makes a great gift. It calms anxiety and helps us come to terms with anger and grief, by giving us an emotional release.
- Main Chakra: Heart
- Planet: Venus
- Vibrates to the number: 7 & 9
- Element: Water
- Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
AZURITE CRYSTAL TECHNICAL DETAILS
- Chemical Composition: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
- Hardness – 3.5 to 4
- Specific Gravity – 3.83
- Refractive Index (R.I.) – na = 1.730 nß = 1.758 ny = 1.838
- Bi-refringence – 0.108
- Optic Sign – positive
- Optical Character – Biaxial