Azurite is a Guardian Builder crystal. In the spiritual world, Guardian crystals have special uses. They serve to guard your beliefs against doubt. A Guardian crystal can help you keep true to your ideals and cherished beliefs, reinforcing your strength of character. The Guardian crystals can also protect your spirits during trying and difficult times. They can be very effective in aiding your efforts to maintain your disposition, sense of humour, and respect for others.
Combined with the Earth Power of a Builder, these crystals are perfect aids in building up wealth or improving your lot in life, both materially and spiritually. They help in development efforts, in learning new skills and knowledge, and in building new relationships.
Azurite is a soft stone, named for its deep “azure blue” colour. 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 lustre. The saturated colour ranges from bright to deep blue into shades of indigo, and may contain streaks of light blue. The high copper content of Azurite makes it an exceptionally powerful conductor of energy.
Famed as the most precious stone of the Ancient Egyptian Gods, Azurite is the most potent psychic stone and was shrouded in mystery; its secrets known only to the highest priests and priestesses of Atlantis and Ancient Egypt (known then as Khem, the root of Chemistry, and Alchemy), and it’s use was forbidden to anyone who had not achieved the high state of consciousness required for such a title. It was called the Stone of Heaven by the ancient Chinese who believed it to open celestial gateways, and was revered by Greeks and Romans for its visionary insights and healing powers. For the Mayans, Azurite inspired the mystical self and facilitated the transfer of wisdom and knowledge via thought, while Native Americans used this sacred stone to contact their spiritual Indian guide, feel the presence and understand the message. Azurite is the most highly prized psychic stone by all ancient civilisations.
For modern practitioners, Azurite’s metaphysical properties still mirror its legacy powers, clearing away tension and confusion, and opening the mind to new perspectives. This crystal stimulates the intellect, awakening the development of psychic and intuitive abilities, and brings inner vision into alignment with spiritual guidance. It may be used for the enhancement of dreams, entering a meditative or channelling state, and enables out of body journeys to take place safely. Azurite is beneficial in exploring past or alternate lives, and its ability to clear the Throat Chakra allows for precise verbalization recalled from these experiences.
Azurite’s deep blue energy stimulates the Third Eye Chakra in awakening the psychic and intuitive self, and in opening the mind to spiritual guidance. It provides insight into all areas of our lives. It aligns the chakras and attunes the physical body to the ethereal, dissolving blockages throughout the system. The unimpaired flow of energy allows for increased communication and verbalization through the Throat Chakra. No crystal embodies the pure Blue Ray quite like Azurite. The rich vibrancy of its dark-blue energy resonates to the exact frequency of the Third-Eye Chakra, and has been guiding souls to enlightenment since the earliest civilizations began. It assists psychics, mediums, channels, or other Light workers in improving the accuracy of their interpretations and helping to maintain objectivity.
Azurite stimulates all the mind centres, 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.
Azurite is a stone for connecting with sacred powers through spiritual music, such as kirtan/mantra chants, choral music and hymns; also for healing with sound, especially using the drums, didgeridoo, pipes or the voice.
Azurite is often found in nature mixed with Malachite, another copper carbonate mineral, this one with a bright green colour. Together, in polished form, they resemble Mother Earth and carry not only their individual properties, but a powerful blend of healing energies.