If you’re a fan of the blue/green hue commonly associated with Turquoise, you’ll be naturally drawn to the gemstone Chrysocolla.
Chrysocolla is connected to the Heart and Throat Chakras, meaning that it has an interesting range of mental, physical, and spiritual healing properties. There are also some very intriguing meanings associated with this gemstone.
To find out more about Chrysocolla’s powers and meanings, read on! We’ll be explaining what Chrysocolla can be used for in the context of crystal therapy and how you can use this crystal to experience its healing powers for yourself.
An Introduction To Chrysocolla
Chrysocolla is easily identifiable by its coloring, which is a beautiful blue-green. While the color of Chrysocolla is largely the same depending on where you get it from, you can find this stone in many forms and several different sizes and shapes.
For example, you can buy jewelry made with Chrysocolla, or you can buy the stone in fragments or in larger, tumbled stones.
It’s also available to purchase in its raw form, although recently, Chrysocolla spheres have become more popular since they make beautiful decorative pieces and the theory is that they are able to filter negative energy out of the environment, replacing it with positive energy.
If you’re wondering where Chrysocolla gets its name from, it’s actually derived from two words in the Greek language: ‘chrysos’, which means ‘gold’, and ‘kola’, which means ‘glue’.
So, Chrysocolla means ‘gold glue’, which is a reference to the melting of Chrysocolla around 315 AD, which produced a liquid gold substance.
Today, Chrysocolla can be found in places such as Chile, Australia, Israel, Peru, New Mexico, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Arizona, and Russia.
Interestingly, Chrysocolla is not actually a crystal. It’s actually a stone, hence why we’ve referred to it as such so far in this article.
The reason Chrysocolla can’t be considered a crystal in the traditional sense is that it has an amorphous chemical composition which means it doesn’t produce the translucent glass-like structures commonly known as crystals.
Chrysocolla is actually copper ore, which is why you can find this stone where you find copper deposits as well as Malachite deposits and formations of Blue Azurite (see also ‘Azurite Crystals – All Of Their Properties And Benefits‘). Geologists often refer to the aforementioned two stones as ‘cousin minerals’ of Chrysocolla.
The zodiac sign associated with Chrysocolla the most is Sagittarius, although it’s also considered a birthstone for individuals born at the beginning of Spring.
This is because of its blue color which is associated with confidence, creativity, and compassion as well as balance and the exploration of new beginnings.
Chrysocolla is associated with finding yourself, so it’s no surprise that it’s associated with endings and beginnings (Springtime is a time of renewal while Sagittarius marks the beginning of the end of the year since it comes at the intersection of Fall and Winter).
Meanings Associated With Chrysocolla
We’ve already learnt a lot about Chrysocolla, but there are many interesting meanings associated with this blue gemstone.
Primarily, because it is linked to the Throat Chakra, Chrysocolla’s meaning is connected to speech. Additionally, it’s a gemstone of creativity and positive, calm energy.
In fact, one of the reasons why people choose to place Chrysocolla spheres in their homes is because the stone is seen as an energy purifier in this sense.
Because this stone has an impact on speech, the wearer will be able to benefit from clearer speech as well as more carefully chosen words. When you speak, Chrysocolla will encourage you to choose your words wisely in a way that shows empathy for the person you’re speaking to, which is a massive step in personal growth and development.
Chrysocolla is also thought to be a stone representing wealth and talent. This is partly because some Chrysocolla stones contain Cuprite.
Chrysocolla carries strong feminine energy, and it’s considered to be a Goddess stone. This means that it promotes compassion as well as self-assurance and tolerance.
Like the water we are reminded of by Chrysocolla’s blue-green coloring, Chrysocolla encourages the wearer to remain fluid and flexible regardless of life’s circumstances.
Chrysocolla’s Healing Powers
Chrysocolla isn’t just beautiful externally. Mostly, people are drawn to Chrysocolla because of the range of physical, mental and spiritual healing powers it can provide.
Many crystals and gemstones are capable of emotional and mental healing, but in addition to this, Chrysocolla has the power to heal the body in unique ways.
Mental conditions such as depression and anxiety aren’t often thought of as physical conditions, but in many ways, they are. Because Chrysocolla is a soothing crystal, it has the power to alleviate some of the symptoms of depression and anxiety, which we’ll go into further in a later section.
However, it’s important to note that the symptoms of these conditions are not just mental but also physical.
If you feel anxious, you may experience symptoms such as nausea and digestive issues as well as tension in your neck and back. Depression is known to present with symptoms such as headaches. Chrysocolla can help to alleviate some of this discomfort.
Additionally, because Chrysocolla is imbued with feminine energy, it is known to be an effective remedy for menstrual pain as well as the pain of childbirth.
With that being said, if you are experiencing a medical issue that is resulting in physical symptoms, you should always seek the advice of a doctor before turning to crystal therapy.
Crystal therapy can be useful alongside medical treatment for physical ailments, but it should never be used as an alternative.
Chrysocolla’s emotional healing properties are extremely powerful (see also ‘13 Powerful Crystals For Emotional Healing‘). If you’re struggling to express your feelings, Chrysocolla is one of the most effective crystals to help you make your voice heard and stop bottling up your emotions.
If you feel tempted to lash out in anger, Chrysocolla will calm your energy and encourage you instead to use your insight and empathy to communicate your feelings more effectively.
If you have been repressing your emotions, which many of us do from time to time, Chrysocolla will help you to work through these blockages and make your feelings heard.
Chrysocolla’s effects in this area have been observed particularly in men who feel that they need to keep their emotions inside due to traditional concepts of masculinity.
Chrysocolla is also a powerful mental healer. In addition to being known as the Speech stone, Chrysocolla has been termed ‘the Learning Stone’. That’s because it has a lot to teach you about yourself and your relationships with others and the world around you.
When you use Chrysocolla as part of your crystal therapy, you may well find yourself overcome by a desire to learn as much as you can about your own nature and how it fits with your environment and the people around you.
Many of us have mental blocks to observing ourselves objectively, which leads to a lack of self awareness. This can really hinder our ability to learn about ourselves. Luckily, Chrysocolla has the power to remove these blocks and open us up to an objective, non-judgmental view of ourselves.
Chrysocolla will also help you to learn about your relationships. It’s easy to fall into certain patterns or dynamics with people and never really think about or challenge them. This means you can be in an unhealthy relationship, whether it’s romantic or platonic, for a long time without realizing it.
Chyrsocolla will not only allow you to be more aware of the patterns in your relationships, but it will also alleviate some of the stressful emotions that come with an unhealthy relationship dynamic, making room for communication and compassion.
If you’re going through heartbreak right now, Chrysocolla can also help you there. Not only can it help to calm the storm of your emotions but since it is a stone of learning, it can also help you to shift your perspective to find the lessons and opportunities for growth in this trying time.
You may also find yourself opened up to pleasurable experiences and feeling more courageous when it comes to pursuing your dreams.
Chrysocolla is a stone of creativity, understanding, mental strength, balance, and courage. It banishes negative emotions and energy so that you can be more self-aware and remain in a healthy mental space.
If you’re someone who struggles with change, as many of us do, Chrysocolla can help you to accept and even embrace it. Chrysocolla is especially effective in helping users to continue on their path without getting derailed by the inevitable highs and lows of life.
Chrysocolla can assist you in all areas of creativity, but it’s particularly connected to the art of music in addition to language.
You will find yourself feeling more in touch with music and melody when you begin to use Chrysocolla for crystal therapy and you might also notice that the clarity and intention of your speech is improved.
Chrysocolla has a strong Divine connection, which means that it can open up your Third Eye and Crown Chakras during meditation or Chakra work.
If you want to go on a spiritual journey or discover yourself on a deeper level through meditation, Chrysocolla is one of the most effective tools to assist in this.
How To Use Chrysocolla
It’s clear that Chrysocolla has a number of healing powers for all areas of your life. However, if you want to experience them to the fullest extent, you need to know how to use the crystal properly.
Meditating With Chrysocolla
One of the most effective ways to derive benefits from Chrysocolla is to use it as a meditation tool. If you already meditate on a regular basis, this will be easy to do.
To meditate effectively with Chrysocolla, you want to take advantage of its rooting and grounding effects. Therefore, the best way is simply to hold it in the palm of your hand as you meditate so that you’re making direct contact with it and allowing it to ground you in your meditation.
If this doesn’t feel good to you, there are other ways of making contact with Chrysocolla or any other stone during your meditations. For instance, you could wear a Chrysocolla stone in the form of a pendant, but we’ll get more into that in a moment.
Working With Chrysocolla For Chakras
Part of the reason Chrysocolla is so effective as a healing crystal is because it has such a strong connection to the upper chakras, including the Throat, Third Eye and Crown Chakras. Therefore, using Chrysocolla as part of your Chakra work is one of the best ways to experience its benefits.
Chrysocolla’s close connection to the Throat Chakra allows for the communication of wisdom and the clear and effective expression of thoughts and feelings.
Using Chrysocolla to help open your Throat Chakra will help you to find your true inner voice and let it out for others to hear. You’ll feel more articulate and be able to express yourself more profoundly.
Contrary to what you might think if you’re judging your own emotions, this won’t cause more conflict in your life but will actually open you up to more harmonious relationships because you eliminate the potential for misunderstanding and miscommunication.
Additionally, Chrysocolla is connected to the Heart Chakra, which means that it has a deep calming effect and makes you more receptive to, and more willing to give, love.
Even in moments of turmoil or grief, Chrysocolla can help you to feel at peace and continue with stamina and perseverance.
Energizing Your Home With Chrysocolla
You don’t necessarily need to have a crystal on your body or even use it as part of a spiritual practice to experience its benefits.
You can, instead, think about where you would most like to experience the energy of Chrysocolla and place the stone somewhere in your home so that you can pick up on the energy within that room.
You could put your Chrysocolla stone or sphere in any room you like. Its soothing energy might help you to wind down before bed if you put it in the bedroom, or if you often feel stressed and overwhelmed in the kitchen, you could put it there.
If you have a specific space where you like to sit and reflect, Chrysocolla will fit in well within this environment, and it also works well in work spaces since it’s a stone of learning and discovery.
Wearing Chrysocolla in the form of jewelry is an easy and practical way to make sure you always have your source of positive, creative, self-expressive energy with you.
You can wear Chrysocolla in any kind of jewelry you like, whether that’s a necklace, a bracelet, a ring, or earrings. However, we recommend a type of jewelry that allows for direct skin contact if you want to get the most out of your stone.
Chrysocolla doesn’t have a heavy or overwhelming energy, unlike some other stones and crystals, so wearing Chrysocolla on your person for long periods of time.
However, since Chrysocolla can help you to learn a lot about yourself and this in itself can be an overwhelming experience, you may need to take it off if you start feeling this way.
Cleansing And Programming Chrysocolla
In order for your Chrysocolla stone to continue to work effectively, you need to cleanse it regularly and program it before every use. Here’s how to do it:
Firstly, bear in mind that there are various ways you can cleanse Chrysocolla. The easiest way is simply to refresh it by rinsing it in water, but you can also use other crystals to cleanse Chrysocolla as long as they have purifying energy. Most Quartz stones work well for this.
Make sure to cleanse your crystal regularly so that it doesn’t collect any unwanted energy.
You should also be programming your Chrysocolla stone on a regular basis, particularly before each time you use it. Programming a stone or crystal simply means allowing it to feel your intention before you work with it. This will make it more powerful and in tune with you as a person.
To program Chrysocolla, sit in a quiet space where you will not be disturbed. Then either wear the stone or keep it somewhere on you, ideally in direct contact with you. It’s best to allow the crystal to make contact with your chest if possible.
Then, think about what you would like to get out of your meditation or Chakra work, and envision yourself experiencing the benefits you seek.
Crystals To Use With Chrysocolla
To boost the benefits you receive from working with Chrysocolla, you may wish to pair this stone with other stones or crystals. Don’t worry if you don’t know which crystals work best with Chrysocolla because we have a few to recommend:
Chrysocolla works really well with the powerful but gentle energy of Amethyst, especially if you’re looking to get in touch with your feminine energy. Chalcedony is also a great choice if you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed and are looking for a sense of peace and harmony.
Blue Lace Agate, Aquamarine, and Opal are all gentle but potent stones that can both protect and heal, so they work well with Chrysocolla. The same is true of Hematite and Lapis Lazuli.
Lapis Lazuli makes for an especially powerful pairing because it is also connected to the Third Eye, Heart and Throat Chakras.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Chrysocolla A Rare Stone?
Chrysocolla in its purest form is quite rare, meaning that when you find it, it can be expensive to purchase. However, it’s much easier to find Chrysocolla mixed with other minerals. The effect of Chrysocolla mixed with other minerals will be different to pure Chrysocolla, however.
What Does Chrysocolla Symbolize?
Chrysocolla symbolizes getting in touch with your feminine, creative side and moving through life according to your own path. Chrysocolla allows the user to move through life like the element of water: with flexibility and ease despite obstacles in your way.
It’s also a stone of serenity and tolerance. It carries a quiet power as opposed to the more intense energy of some other stones and crystals.
Is Chrysocolla The Same As Turquoise?
Chrysocolla and Turquoise are not the same, but they do share a lot of properties. First, both are copper-derived minerals and they have the same blue-green color. Another similarity is that neither of these stones actually form crystals despite commonly being referred to as crystals.
Does Chrysocolla Break Easily?
Chrysocolla might break easily because it’s quite brittle, which means you need to take good care of it and make sure it doesn’t get exposed to excess moisture or dropped or crushed.
While it’s safe to cleanse Chrysocolla in water, you should dry it afterward and make sure it’s not sitting in moisture for a prolonged period of time.
Is Chrysocolla Good For Beginners?
Chrysocolla is the perfect beginner stone for crystal work and any other project. That’s because it has a soft but powerful energy that is easy to work with and shifts your mindset to see new perspectives and take in new information, leading to inspiration and mental stimulation.
The creative energy of this stone is perfect for building up the excitement to start something new, whether it’s a work project, a creative endeavor, or taking your life in an entirely new direction.
Chrysocolla is one of our favorite crystals because it has a pure yet powerful energy that is a joy to work with. It’s perfect for all the creatives out there, and it’s fairly low-maintenance as crystals and stones go, provided that you’re careful with it.
Using Chrysocolla will help to open your Throat, Third-Eye and Crown Chakras for inspiration, creativity, communication, and harmony. You’ll also benefit from increased perseverance, stamina, empathy, and perspective. This is a stone of feminine energy and new beginnings.
Chrysocolla pairs beautifully with Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, and many other crystals. You can even cleanse it using Quartz crystals and wear it in the form of jewelry for a prolonged, deep connection to this powerful stone.