Malachite is a powerful stone, but it is toxic and should be used only in its polished form. An important protection stone, Malachite absorbs negative energies and pollutants easily, picking them up from the atmosphere and from the body and therefore, should be cleansed often. A stone of transformation, Malachite encourages life to be lived more intensely and encourages risk-taking and change. It mercilessly shows what is blocking your spiritual growth. Malachite draws out deep feelings and psychosomatics causes, breaks unwanted ties and outworn patterns, and teaches how to take responsibility for one’s actions, thoughts, and feelings. It enhances intuition and insight and helps in understanding difficult concepts.