Properties: This solid light blue to blue green stone has a very gentle, soothing, friendly energy. It is considered the “wise stone” or “sage stone“, as it offers up its wisdom and sagely advice to those who pay attention. Excellent for the Heart Chakra, this stone is used to flush and heal “heart blocks” such as loss, hurt, guilt, fear… This stone helps us to find “peace in our hearts” Use this stone for allowing what you need into your life. It helps us to be flexible, self-forgiving, and patient. It keeps one in light, love, and healing on a daily basis.
Utilized at the Throat Chakra, it assists in expressing our feelings through verbal and artistic creativity. Helps one feel more comfortable speaking the truth. This stone helps develop personal confidence. Because of its blue green minerals, it has been used for helping with dreams and dream work.
Known as an Earth healing stone, for its elements help enrich the planet. It is therefore, one of my favorite “garden stones” and reminds you of a natural forest, a distant mountain top or the stillness of the sea. Calming and tranquil, this stone allows us a feeling of unconditional love. It has been used traditionally to bring about quiet peace where there is upset and can be used to purify a place or restore balance to a person.
Chrysocolla symbolizing prosperity, luck and fortitude. It is forged into jewelry to bring about these traits to those who were this very special stone. Chrysocolla has the ability to bring harmony, increase wisdom and guide you toward discretion.
Cleanses the auric field. By placing it on the Heart Chakra, allow its energy to radiate outward from your physical body to brighten and lighten the energy field around you. This may take some time depending on just how blocked, deficent or ill you feel. Allow your intuition to guide you and try trusting your feelings.
Folk Remedies: For centuries, this stone has been used for the thyroid. It was also believed to help regulate bloodsugar and the emotional imbalance that comes with its highs and lows. This stone has a high conductivity from copper, therefore, the reason it has been used for drawing out pain, reducing heat (fevers, inflammations, arthritis…) and cooling headaches. Chrysocolla relieves arthritis, bone disorders and muscle spasms. It reoxygenates blood on a cellular level. This cooling stone strengthens muscles and alleviates muscle cramps. Excellent therapeutic assistance for healing loss, incest and other traumatic experiences. Historically used by musicians, perhaps because of its reputation for having healing properties for throat and lungs.
Feng Shui: Works in any area or in your life, which needs emotional balance. It calms unstable attitudes by purifying the home, environment and mind. Use it to decrease nervousness and irritability. It helps with any negative direction where better choices or good luck is needed. Chrysocolla is associated with the Prosperity, Family and Skills and Knowledge areas of the home. Works at the “heart” of the home.
Crystal Cleansing: You should cleanse your chrysocolla once a month by rinsing it under warm running water. It can be placed in a bowl of tumbled hematite overnight to recharge it. Method 1 – 3 and 5 – 7
History: Chryscolla (Cu,Al)2H2Si2O5(OH)4·nH2O, is a hydrated copper phyllosilicate mineral with a mixture of the copper hydroxide spertiniite and chalcedony. It forms in the oxidation zones of copper ore bodies. This stone is found in shades of blue and/or green. Mined in Mexico, Zaire, Chile, USSR and US. It resembles turquoise and its properties are similar to it. The name comes from the Greek chrysos, “gold”, and kolla, “glue”, in reference to the name of the material used to solder gold. It was first used by Theophrastus in 315 BCE, a Greek philosopher and botanist.
In Egypt, it was called the “wise stone” because it shielded and encouraged the mind during negotiations. As an ambassador to other nations, Cleopatra wore chrysocolla jewelry everywhere she made her presence known.
In Rome, the Emperor Nero dusted the coloseum with ground chrysocolla powder instead of using the customary sand. In order to show his people that his elite club, the “Green Faction”, was the dominant club in a city, divided. He wanted to show his people his opulence, in return for their loyalty to him, above all others, and be proven superior.
During the Renaissance, painters would grind it as pigment for paint and was a favored stone for jewelry makers.
This stone is known as a healing stone among Native American Indian cultures where it has been used to strengthen the body’s resistance to illness and emotional duress. Apache chrysocolla from the state of Arizona and is a mixture of chrysocolla, turquoise, jasper, lapis lazuli, malachite and quartz crystal. The history of Apache chrysocolla being used as a stone of gentle healing coincides with the history of other cultures.