Azurite is an an intense deep blue color that often occurs with Malachite, Chrysocolla or Turquoise in areas with copper deposits. Metaphysically, Azurite is a lovely Third Eye Chakra stone, awakening psychic abilities and helping the user to recognize intuition and spiritual guidance when it occurs. Physically, Azurite increases blood-oxygen levels; repairs brain cells, alleviates bone and joint problems and eases sore throats. Azurite also helps heal the kidneys, gall bladder and thyroid. Malachite absorbs energy, draws emotions to the surface, clears and activates the Chakras. An extremely powerful metaphysical stone, Malachite is called the "stone of transformation" and is used for deep energy cleaning. For this reason, some metaphysicians recommend using Malachite in small doses.