Chrysocolla Meanings and Uses
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The Healing Energies, Metaphysical Properties,
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Introduction to Meaning and Uses of Chrysocolla
Chyrsocolla is first and foremost a Stone of Communication. Its very essence is devoted to expression, empowerment and teaching. The serenity of its turquoise-blue color discharges negative energies, calms, and allows truth and inner wisdom to surface and be heard. A peaceful stone, it emphasizes the power our words and actions have on those around us, and encourages compassion and strengthening of character.
Chrysocolla is a copper stone, ranging from light green to deep blue, and is often found in association with Malachite and Azurite. Some chrysocolla contains Cuprite. It is favored as a stone of prosperity and business astuteness, reacting upon the analytical and intuitive abilities. Like a balance scale, it can stimulate the mind and relax emotions at the same time. [Mella, 80]
Chrysocolla is a stone of empowerment of the feminine energies, teaching that genuine power is best expressed through gentleness. It is a stone of the Goddess, and those who resonate with it will likely feel her ancient and enduring energies rising within themselves. [Simmons, 114]
It is the stone of forgiveness, peace, and the strengthening of emotional bonds. It encourages compassion, and helps us recover our natural spontaneity. [Megemont, 54]
Chrysocolla Uses and Purposes - Overview
Chrysocolla is a teaching stone, encouraging us to reveal our highest knowledge so that others may benefit from our experiences. This may come in the form of speaking lovingly to a friend and offering insights, a teacher to a student, or by simply modeling the power of words, chosen wisely with knowledge of their impact in the world. It is also a valuable tool for those who speak for a living. [Ahsian, 115]
Chrysocolla is a talisman of musicians. It is an excellent charm for learning new musical instruments or joining a choir, orchestra or theatre group, and to have the confidence to play in public. [Eason, 231] The highest form of Chrysocolla is Gem Silica, a crystallized form in which the Chrysocolla is infused in Quartz, offering a magnified version of all the Chrysocolla energies, and is the best for producing and/or experiencing sacred sound. Those who chant, sing or speak mantras will benefit most from Gem Silica. [Simmons, 114]
Chrysocolla is a stone of wise women everywhere. Worn or carried, it helps older women to express their knowledge and experience through writing, painting, music, crafts or acting. It is a remarkable gift for first-time grandmothers and great-grandmothers to help balance their new caring role, and is a good stone for those who may feel nervous at home at night if living alone. [Eason, 231]
One strange property of Chrysocolla known since antiquity, is its property of encouraging people to stay at home. It is the stone of monks, hermits and prisoners, diminishing the anxiety and depression that often accompanies seclusion. People with wandering temperaments, who never stay in one place, would benefit from it. [Megemont, 54]
Chrysocolla supports those who work in the computer industry and accountants by calming emotional stress. For designers and inventors, it encourages inspiration by combining creative ideas with new practical applications. [Mella, 80, 129-131] Within the home, Chrysocolla draws off the negative energies of rocky relationships and situations that are constantly changing. It provides stability, acceptance and great inner strength. [Hall, 111]
Chrysocolla Healing Therapies - Overview
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Chrysocolla Physical Healing Energy
This stone’s calming effect helps with nervous disorders, such as anxiety and depression, feelings of guilt, and hyperkinetic movement. It is also a beneficial stone for women by reducing menstrual pain, and is conducive to happy pregnancies by relieving the anxieties of first-time mothers. [Megemont, 54]
Chrysocolla assists in the regulation of the thyroid and adrenals. It is excellent for sore throats, laryngitis and for support of the larynx in general. [Ahsian, 115] It is also beneficial for high blood pressure, blood sugar levels, diabetes - particularly Type 2, and blood disorders and problems of the lungs. [Eason, 231]
Chrysocolla aids digestion, and treats problems associated with hip joints and hip replacement, arthritis, and rheumatism. [Eason, 231] It strengthens muscles and alleviates muscle cramps [Hall, 112], and helps with infections, fever, burns and scars. [Gienger, 27]
Chrysocolla Emotional Healing Energy
On an emotional level, Chrysocolla teaches the value of both expression and the virtue of keeping silent. One can speak and say nothing, or remain silent and speak volumes. This stone’s soothing energy dispels highly charged emotional situations, angry words or fear-filled sarcasm, to allow one’s truth to be shared with wisdom and true communication. [Ahsian, 115]
Chrysocolla opens bottled emotions that block the mind from thinking clearly [Mella, 80], and stimulates balance and wholeness. It also helps men to show their vulnerable feelings and recovery from violence by partners of either sex. [Eason, 231]
Chrysocolla is powerful for opening and stimulating the Throat Chakra, allowing one to channel the loving knowledge of the heart to others. [Ahsian, 115] It allows for clear communication of one’s innate inner wisdom, even discerning what that wisdom may be. The surprise of hearing oneself speak aloud a thought more profound than what one had in mind demonstrates this gift of expression. [Simmons, 114]
The Throat Chakra is the voice of the body, a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakras to be expressed. If it is blocked or out of balance, it can affect the health of the other chakras. In balance, it allows for the expression of what we think and what we feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions. When the throat chakra is in balance and open, we can bring our personal truth out into the world. We have an easy flow of energy within the body and spirit. The energy that springs upward from the lower chakras can continue its path enabling free expression and natural release.
Also aligning with the Heart Chakra, Chrysocolla calms and helps ease emotional heartache, providing strength and balance. It further increases the capacity to love. [Melody, 204]
The Heart Chakra regulates our interaction with the external world and controls what we embrace and what we resist. It gives us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment. When the heart chakra is out of balance we may feel either controlling or controlled in a relationship, and become critical of the little foibles of others. We may find ourselves having inappropriately strong emotional responses to everyday external stimuli. Green crystal energy is used to resolve blockages and to re-balance the heart chakra, helping us understand our own needs and emotions clearly. We can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.
Chrysocolla Spiritual Energy
Chrysocolla stimulates the initiative qualities of one’s character to release the distress of negative emotions and further the understanding of others. By accepting the perfection of the universe, it provides insights necessary to help re-align the physical body, intellect and emotions. [Melody, 205] This self-awareness and inner balance imparts confidence and enhances personal power. [Hall, 112] It helps one attune to the Earth and communicate with its spiritual forces, providing direction to do what is required to help the Earth heal itself. [Melody, 204]
Light blue Chrysocolla is the color of shallow pools of water reflecting the sky as winter gives way to spring. Its color ray helps us reflect on, question, and relax in our acceptance of the life we have. Light blue talismans help us develop patience, reconcile differences, or seek forgiveness. They’re excellent for recovery efforts from addictions or destructive patterns, aid in curbing tempers, and help us become more dependable and cheerful. Light blue crystals also assist in dealing with grief, letting go of the past, and curing guilt.
Turquoise Chrysocolla reflects the color of the world at the vernal equinox, as the blues of winter melt into the greens of spring. It is a fresh, welcome energy that moves us to serenity as new growth and life emerges. It brings hope, discovery and balance. The turquoise ray tempers excess, restores calm after a storm, relieves stress, and neutralizes extremes. It helps us moderate aggressiveness and deal with rage. It brings us back to center. In lighter shades, turquoise energy promotes inner harmony and peace through spiritual understanding. Darker, richer stones bring considerable power -- and flexibility. They counter intolerance and let us adapt to new ideas and environments.
Chrysocolla is a stone of “earth-grounding” and is valuable in preventing one from losing touch with the conscious mind during deep meditations. It provides strength and protection during vision quests and astral travel, and due to its high spirituality, acts to improve meditation and to further peace of mind. [Melody, 669]
The Divinatory meaning of Chrysocolla: You may need to be generous to someone you dislike to avoid hurting their feelings. [Eason, 231]
If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Chrysocolla of the color listed can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.
There are other Angels that are partial to Chrysocolla. The table below gives you the information about them.
Chrysocolla honor Sophia, the Goddess of Wisdom. She is the feminine of the divine, the nurturing element of the life force.
There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.
In this section you will find information on all three approaches.
Chrysocolla is not a natural birthstone.
Chrysocolla which is blue in color is one of the natural birthstones of those born as the world awaits the vernal equinox and spring (February 1 - March 19). This is a time when new life is about to burst forth, a time of faith and trust. Blue crystals bring you patience and respect.
Chrysocolla which is turquoise in color is one of the natural birthstones of those born as spring begins (20 March to 19 April). Chrysocolla crystals bring you discovery and balance. Their vibrations help you find yourself and return to equilibrium.
Chrysocolla is one of the zodiac stones for those born under the sign, Sagittarius, between November 22 and December 21, the end of harvest season and the beginning of winter. Sagittarius are optimistic, kind, and adventurous, and their outlook on life is extremely positive.
Chrysocolla Amulets and Talismans
Chrysocolla can be a protective amulet against obstructive neighbors, malice via the computer or phone, or spiteful remarks about age or physical appearance. It creates a reverse energy allowing the attackers to feel the shamefulness of their remarks. [Eason, 231]
Chrysocolla is a Dispeller Energizer crystal. Dispeller crystal lattices act like a radiator with sharp points from which energy can flow easily outward, carrying with it the undesirable elements of your life. They are helpful talismans to relieve everyday concerns of physical, mental and spiritual problems. Dispellers are also known as Restorers. They put things right again after they are out of balance. Energizer crystals, such as Chrysocolla, are powerful sponge-like absorbers of energy. Their opaque properties function like batteries, and serve to augment our energy during periods when we are not at our peak.
Chrysocolla utilizes Water energy, the energy of stillness, quiet strength, and purification. It embodies potentialities unrealized. It is yielding, formless, yet powerful. The Water element brings power of regeneration and rebirth. It is the energy of the circle of life. Use Chrysocolla crystals to enhance any space that you use for repose, calm reflection, or prayer. Water energy is traditionally associated with the North area of a home or room. It is associated with the Career and Life Path area, its flowing energy assuring a balance of energy as your life unfolds and flows.
Chrysocolla in Ancient Lore and Legend
In The Occult and Curative Powers of Precious Stones, Fernie cites the Roman historian, Pliny, as using the name “Chrysocolla” in describing the substance of boric acid found in certain mineral waters from places such as Ischia, Thibet, and Persia. The medicinal Borax (natural boracic acid from mineral sources and saturated with soda) used by European physicians in the late 1800s to early 1900s was mixed with water and sweetened with honey to make a gargle for sore throats and ulcers of the mouth. Diluted to one tenth of a grain, it was used to cure thrush in infants. Drank as an elixir, it produced a laxative effect, and mixed with lard it relieved the pain of hemorrhoids. [Fernie, 148-149]
The symbols [ ] enclose the author's name and a page number for a reference cited from the following books:
[Ahsian, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).
[Eason, pp. ]Cassandra Eason, The New Crystal Bible (London: Carlton Books Ltd., 2010).
[Fernie, pp.] William T. Fernie, The Occult and Curative Powers of Precious Stones (Blauvelt, NY: Rudolph Steiner Publications, 1973).
[Gienger, pp.] Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals (Scotland: Earthdancer Books, 2009).
[Hall, pp.] Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2003).
[Hall 2, pp.]Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible 2 (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2009).
[Kunz, pp.] George Frederick Kunz, The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (New York: Dover Publications, 1971).
[Megemont, pp.] Florence Megemont, The Metaphysical Book of Gems and Crystals (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2008).
[Mella, pp.] Dorothee L. Mella, Stone Power II (Albuquerque, NM: Brotherhood of Life, Inc., 1986).
[Melody, pp.] Melody, Love Is In The Earth (Wheat Ridge, CO: Earth-Love Publishing House, 1995).
[Raphaell, pp.] Katrina Raphaell, Crystal Enlightenment (Santa Fe, NM: Aurora Press, 1985)
[Simmons, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).