Chrysocolla Meaning and Benefits


~ Properties ~ Chrysocolla Meaning ~ Benefits ~ Healing ~

Meaning – General Information.

Chrysocolla gets its name from the Greek chrysos, “gold”, and kolla, “glue”, referring to the material used since the earliest times by goldsmiths as an ingredient for solder and mentioned by Theophrastus, a Greek philosopher and botanist back in 315 BCE.

This crystal is a hydrated copper silicate that has a monoclinic crystal system and forms in the oxidation zones of copper rich ore bodies. It is

usually found as botryoidal masses, crusts and vein fillings. It is coloured blue, Cyan or blue-green and green; and sometimes found with brown or black splotches. Chrysocolla has a Mohs hardness of 2.5 to 3.5.

Chrysocolla is soft and fragile, however, in the hands of skilled craftsmen can produce an attractive and valuable piece of jewellery. It has inspired creativity among many artisans, from ancient goldsmiths to Renaissance painters. It has also been crushed and used as a pigment for paint. As well as finding its way through to modern-day designer jewellers who are creating elaborate pieces with it. Today it is a favoured stone among jewellers; symbolizing prosperity, luck and determination and it also lends itself well to opulence.


Chrysocolla Meaning – History.

Lore from Far Eastern places such as Tibet and Africa inform of its use in healing. Nero, as the Roman Emperor and patron of the green faction of ancient Rome, had an association with Chrysocolla. Native American Indian cultures know it as a gentle healing stone. They use it for strengthening the body’s resistance to illness, as well as displacing distress and creating calm emotions.

For millennia, legend tells of Chrysocolla being a stone of reconciliation and reassurance throughout the world. Called ‘The Wise Stone of Conciliation’ in ancient Egypt because it psychologically safeguarded and encouraged the mind during negotiations; and the individuals who wore it usually came up with intelligent compromises and resolutions. Teachings also say that this stone could influence violent people, making them more sensitive and tolerant, which it seems is why Cleopatra, diplomatically wore Chrysocolla everywhere she went.


Chrysocolla Meaning – Metaphysical Benefits.

Suggestion has it that the vibrant rich blue and green colours of Chrysocolla are just like looking down upon the earth’s surface from outer space.

Chrysocolla builds an energy bridge between the Earth and the Sky; the physical and the spiritual planes. This stone offers gentle and soothing qualities; usually, associated with peace, tranquillity, intuition, patience and unconditional love. Chrysocolla is a potent source of life-force energy which also builds exceptional inner strength. It encourages self-awareness and a balanced nature, advances communication and opens psychic vision.

It is a stone of feminine empowerment, helping to establish feminine energies and calm the emotions. An excellent stone for women, Chrysocolla supports specific female issues mainly related to hormones and reproduction, treats PMS and menstrual cramps. A crystal of the Goddess, it is helpful in dealing with pain and anger associated with rape or abuse of any kind, allowing for inner forgiveness and release of resentment.

Chrysocolla can relieve the mental and emotional anguish of troubled relationships. By relieving tension and bringing out inner strengths it can also restore personal balance and harmony. And to increase wisdom and discretion. It encourages level-headedness, promoting clarity of thought and a neutral and composed attitude of mind during turmoil, as well as purifying the home and environment.

Known to decrease nervousness and irritability, it draws out all types of negative energies; thereby allowing you to accept situations with serenity; while clearing the subconscious of guilt, fear, and tension.


Chrysocolla Meaning – Healing.

Chrysocolla treats arthritis, bone disease, blood disorders, lung troubles and ulcers.  Detoxifies the liver, kidneys and intestines.  Rejuvenates the pancreas, regulates insulin and re-oxygenates the blood.  Strengthens muscles and relieves muscle cramps and spasms.  Chrysocolla lowers blood pressure, heals infections, and soothes burns. It rectifies thyroid and metabolism imbalances and can also help to regulate stress-related digestive problems. It is most effective when in constant contact with the skin.


Tips for using Chrysocolla.

  • Keep Chrysocolla in your bedroom to revitalise your relationships. It will also give a boost your sexuality.
  • Carry Chrysocolla around with you during pregnancy as its soothing energy is beneficial to both you and your baby.
  • Put Chrysocolla in with your indoor pot plants to provide a balance of the earth’s natural energy; while helping to purify your environment.
  • Wear or sleep with Chrysocolla to attract more love into your life.
  • Meditate with Chrysocolla as your contribution to help bring about world peace.
  • Chrysocolla works best while it is in direct contact with the skin, or laid directly over a Chakra, but it is rather beneficial however you choose to use it.
  • Wearing Chrysocolla grants you power and increased wisdom from the spiritual plane.
  • Carry Chrysocolla in times of turmoil and confusion to maintain your inner strength and balance
  • Wear or carry Chrysocolla for relief from the symptoms of PMS.



A ritual using Chrysocolla to remove yourself from harm:  

If you need to remove yourself from emotional tension and even physical danger, caused by a troublesome situation, or from a dangerous relationship, this process should be of invaluable assistance.

Take a piece of paper or cloth and draw a 9 inch or 22.5cm circle and cut it out. Find a quiet location where you can sit and meditate. Also somewhere your circle will not be disturbed for the next 9 nights.  Set a Chrysocolla in the centre of the circle and reflect on what this situation is costing you in terms of physical danger, self-esteem, emotional stress, psychological duress, as well as financially.

Do this process for nine nights, each time moving the Chrysocolla closer to the edge of the circle. Each day complete whatever measures are appropriate and needed for you to become safe. As you complete the ninth sitting, you should be able to remove the Chrysocolla from the circle and move forward into freedom.

Conversely, if you procrastinate and defer or do not take the necessary steps to remove yourself from this situation, even though you dutifully move the stone you will not gain freedom from your problem.

You may start again, but perhaps you could consider why you were unable to do it the first time, before beginning again.


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© Ron and Sue Windred.
Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.

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