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Turquoise

~Soothing Healing, Communication, Sky & Earth Connection, Emotional Balance~

December Birthstone.

Vibrates to the Number 1

Family: Phosphate (mineral)   

Crystal System: Triclinic   

Hardness: 5-6 

Colour Range: Blue/Green/Brown/White

Chakra: Third Eye/Throat/Higher Heart/Heart Chakras 

Direction: North/East

Element: Earth/Spirit  

Zodiac: Scorpio/Sagittarius/Pisces

Guardian: Mother Earth/ Father Sun

 

Turquoise is an opaque mineral often formed in iron-rich limonite or sandstone. It is a variety of the hydrated minerals Copper/Aluminum/Phosphate and only occurs in special places where the soil is acidic, and the ground water has high copper content. The matrix (host mineral) Turquoise forms in will change the markings of the stone. Limonite as a matrix creates dark brown markings, where a sandstone matrix will create tan markings.

 

Energetic Properties:

Turquoise is a beautiful gift from Mother Earth, and Father Sky. Bringing the uplifting energy of the sky, and the grounding energy of our Earth into one master healing stone. This is why it has been attributed to balance male/yin and female/yang energies. This stone has a long rich history having been used by humanity for thousands of years and because of this, it allows us humans to access our ancient spiritual connections, such as past life memories, old vows, and spirit guides.

 
Typically Turquoise is categorized a throat chakra stone because of its famous colour, but this crystal diligently works on all chakra levels. Turquoise works at fine tuning our communication skills so that we better handle our emotional issues and better trust ourselves/intuition. This stone assists us in correctly expressing ourselves such as in writing or speech. It is very helpful for communicating personal truth in matters of creativity and art. I've even found it useful for calming family tension.

 

Turquoise has always been used as a protection stone. It is said that if you have a piece of turquoise on you, and end up in some kind of danger, the colour of the stone will change to warn you! Along with physical protection it can provide mental/spiritual protection, and protection against environmental pollution.

 

Physical Properties:

Physically Turquoise is a Master Healer. It emanates a pure/soothing/healing energy.  This stone quickly promotes positive health, and will strengthen the entire anatomy. Reduces and improves headaches, increases circulation to the muscles and helps the body absorb more nutrients. Historically it has been accounted to healing eye problems like cataracts, and to strengthen work animals.

 

 

  • Some of the oldest turquoise jewelry was found in Egyptian Tombs. It has always been very popular in jewelry.

 

  • The colour turquoise is so popular today it doubles as a word used to describe the greenish blue hue.

 

  • Used by Shamans all over the globe throughout history in ceremony, and for protection.

 

  • Turquoise is the national gem of Tibet. Held sacred by the Tibetan Shamans. Turquoise was associated with the sacred valley of Shambhala.

 

  •  You can also use turquoise in any weather magick, like cloud bursting and rain ceremonies, usually with great success!

*Beware of super cheap pieces of turquoise, these may be artificial turquoise. Howlite and Magnesite are often dyed blue, and sold as turquoise. Both beautiful stones, but not turquoise.