Chrysocolla is an exquisite member of the copper family that is found abundantly throughout metaphysical healing. It presents itself in shades of bright green, sea foam, and deep blue, with occasional brown or black. You can find Chrysocolla tumbled or polished, in jewelry, or on a Matrix – a formation of larger crystals embedded within finer-grained material.
Chrysocolla can be used for many types of metaphysical work. At the throat chakra, this stone promotes balance and strength within one’s outward expression. While it can initiate confidence to speak freely, it also helps discern silence if it would be more beneficial in a situation. Chrysocolla stokes the heart chakra as well, helping one to develop compassion and understanding for the behaviors of others. You can use this crystal during meditation to cultivate inner peace and promote stable, balanced energy within your environment, among many other things.
One aspect I want to highlight the most is Chrysocolla’s ability to work with patience. While some are born with the patience of a saint, most of us are given lessons to cultivate it throughout the entirety of our lives. When we talk about cultivating patience, we are talking about several things: patience with others and where they are in life, patience for ourselves, and patience in regard to divine timing – understanding that a higher order exists and aligns things for you at the right time.
No matter where you need to cultivate patience, Chrysocolla is the stone for you. If you experience persistent fear and feel untrusting or uncertain, working with this crystal will help you progress in the wisdom of synchronicity – a true understanding of the unknown by trusting that a bigger wheel is turning and you are exactly where you need to be in life. Chrysocolla teaches a sacrifice of control and attachment to things in exchange for higher wisdom and the ability to see beauty in the uncertain. It will help you soften that inner tone that allows for mistakes and growth in your life. You can’t be so hard on yourself when you are learning your lessons, as these will eventually lead to a deep understanding. Chrysocolla will bring you this wisdom.
If you’re working through patience with other people, this can be really difficult. A good example is when you see family or friends not reaching their full potential or being stuck in a habit or relationship they need to leave. Instead of turning to frustration and anger, Chrysocolla will help you cultivate the wisdom to let go, allow others to be where they are, and recognize it is not your responsibility.
Chrysocolla is a wonderful, all-encompassing stone of patience. You can sleep with it, carry or wear it, use it in a grid, or on the body of a client in your healing practice.