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Chrysocolla Gemstone



Chrysocolla is generally associated with peace and tranquility, as well as intuition, patience and unconditional love. It is often thought to offer gentle and soothing qualities, it is believed to be a powerful source of life-force energy, as well as a stone for feminine empowerment; helping to build feminine energies and cam emotions.

Chrysocolla gemstone generally occurs as a bright green or bluish crust or as compact grapelike clusters of stone. It is a copper bearing mineral found wherever copper deposits occur especially in areas of the southwestern USA, Chili, Zaire, Australia, France and England. Eliat Stone is a variegated blue and green mixture of chrysocolla and other copper minerals found in the Gulf of Aqaba, near the northwestern end of the Red Sea”.

Pure chrysocolla is generally too soft for main line jewelry purposes although, beads can be created with it, as well, it is often found in quartz deposits which makes the chrysocolla hard enough to polish for cabochons and other products. It is often found mixed with malachite, turquoise and azurite, which creates a wonderful product called Eilat Stone (a gem associated with King Soloman’s Mines) as well as bringing the metaphysical qualities of each of those gemstone into play as well.

The name chrysocolla comes from the Greek words ‘chrysos’ which means gold and ‘kola’ meaning glue. Because in ancient times it was used by smiths as a solder when they were crafting gold jewelry.

Supposedly chrysocolla was first mined in the legendary mines of King Solomon. In ancient Egypt it was known as a wisdom stone.

Legend has it that Cleopatra carried a piece with her at all times. The main reason for this was the stone has a calming effect and boosts creativity.

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Which was certainly a very useful ability when dealing with diplomats and rulers of the powerful nations that surrounded Egypt at the time. It allowed her to come up with clever solutions and compromises that kept her and her people in a powerful position.

Chrysocolla helps to clear the subconscious of negative feelings of guilt, fears and tension, and brining up inner strength. It aids in releasing old resentment and in forgiving people you’ve been holding resistance to. It is exceptionally helpful in dealing with the anger and pain associated with rape, or abuse of any kind.

This is a stone that is excellent for reading layouts or for jewelry, psychic impressions suggest that this stone is a master healer, through emotion expression. It is told to be quite useful to one for expressing those emotions which are fire based, such as anger, fear, passion or excitement. Chrysocolla has been known to raise the metabolism to assist in rectifying an imbalance or to help in losing weight.

Chrysocolla is known to promote level headedness, encouraging clarity of thought and a neutral, calm attitude during turbulence. It can also be used to decrease nervousness and irritability.

Chrysocolla is best known among Native American Indian cultures for its capability of strengthening the body’s resistance and bringing about calm feeling where there has been upset and turmoil. It enhances creativity in all, female energy and communication, as well as relieving ulcers and arthritis. This stone can be placed directly on the effected body position, for alleviating cramps, infections of the throat, detoxifying the liver, lowering blood pressure (heart) or assisting recovery from burns. As well, laying it on the third eye offers immense spiritual benefit.

Chrysocolla is particularly effective when carried as a touchstone or jewelry that is in constant contact with the skin. It should be cleansed once a month under warm running water and then recharged overnight in a bowl with tumbled hematite.

Chrysocolla make s abridge of energy between the Earth and the Sky, the physical and the spiritual planes. A stone with very feminine energies, chrysocolla ease the mental and emotional pains of any troubled relationship by relieving tension and bringing out your inner strengths.

When attempting to remove yourself from a troublesome or even dangerous relationship or situation, especially those filled with emtional tension, draw a nine inch circle on a piece of paper. Set a peice of chrysocolla in the center of the circle, sit and meditate on what this situation is costing you in manners of self-esteem, physical danger, emotional stress and psychological duress, as well as monetarily. Force yourself to see it for it’s full and true ugliness….no excuses! Do this for nine nights, each time moving the stone closer and closer to the edge of the circle. In the meantime, take whatever measures are appropriate and necessary for you to be safe. By the end of the ninth night, you should be able to remove the stone completely from the circle.

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If however, you have procrastinated, and taken to steps to physically help remove yourself from this situation, moving the stone to the edge of the circle will not gain you freedom from the problem. You may start again, but you should consider why you were unable to do it the first time, before beginning again.

Chrysocolla is surprising more of an all purpose gemstone. It will increase awareness on all levels, bring light to the aura, clear energy blockages, it is very cleansing, and it absorbs heaviness and negativity. It helps to flush and heal al heart blocks, working with the 4th, or Heart Chakra , and it has the capability of revitalizing all of the chakras.

Chrysocolla is used to attract love…

Place a piece of chrysocolla in your hand. Visualize a love being attracted to you.

An ancient belief says: Place the stone in a red or pink container half filled with water. Next, put three red roses in the container as well. Replace with fresh roses when any fade. Your love will come to you!

Zodiac: Stone of Taurus, Cancer, Aquarius and Libra

Star Stone: Venus

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