Malachite is an important protection stone. It absorbs negative energies and pollutants, picking them up from the atmosphere and from the body, guards against radiation and clears electromagnetic pollution, clears and activates the chakras and attunes to spiritual guidance. It opens the heart to unconditional love. Encourages risk-taking and change, breaks unwanted ties and outworn patterns, and teaches how to take responsibility for one’s actions, thoughts and feelings. Malachite releases inhibitions and develops empathy with others.