Turquoise

Properties: This stone is most famous as an amazing over all healer for illnesses in the physical body and mental/emotional issues. Turquoise is known as a stone of protection and communication on every level. Use turquoise at the Throat Chakra, to encouraging communication between heart and mind as well as expressing your desires and dreams. It encourages clear communication, creativityserenity, spiritual bonding and uplifting through verbal expression. Turquoise can be placed at the Heart Chakra to energize the thymus, heart and immune system. Opens this Chakra for giving and receiving. Symbolizes our source (spirit/sky) and spiritlual love for healing and helping. It is known as the stone which connects heaven and earth. Balancing Yin and Yang, energizing the meridians and cleansing/clearing the Aura. Turquoise is used at the Third Eye Chakra for increasing our psychic connection to great spirit through intuition and allows for much deeper meditation.

Turquoise is a stone that purifies the spirit. It truly helps us see our anxieties as simply thoughts that pass us going downstream, giving them no more value than that. This stone helps us alleviate anxiety by showing us the bigger spiritual picture and dissolving negative energy. This stone is one of the oldest and most universal gemstones used by almost every culture on the planet. Turquoise is an ancient absorber of “negativity” and give protection from the “evil eye.” It is said to bring wisdom and truth. When worn on the skin, it can easily change color from perfumes, oils, soaps and perspiration. According to the Navajo, It is believed to also change color when the wearer is “ill or when danger is present”. Turquoise is sensitive to strong sunlight. It protects one on all journeys, near, far, spiritual or physical travels. It is a great stone for astral travel. It offers the mental and spiritual clarity to see your own path in life.

Turquoise helps to regulate life energy otherwise known as Qi or prana. Truly reflects the individual carrying or holding it. Tunes into the energies of the person and transmits them back into the world. Can also help you get more in tune with others. Recommended for healers, those involved in negotiations, optometrists, veterinarians, and those who must rely on communications skills to get complex ideas across. This stone has been given to women for creating a sense of happiness and contentment, as well as for men to guarantee power and success.

Folk Remedies: Throughout history, turquoise has been used from the Greeks to Chinese, Native Americans to Tibetan cultures, offering up this “treatment stone” – sympathetic to all maladies. This stone is the great immune booster by the Navajo. Like amethyst, it protects and detoxifies from alcohol, poison, pollution, x-ray/sun radiation according to Nostradamus. It was used in ancient Egypt to help with anorexia, headache and fear. The Romans used it to treat the throat and lungs for issues of asthma, infections, teeth, hearing, high blood pressure, creativity block and depression. It is used by the Chinese for muscular/skeletal pain, backache, arthritis  Used also for stress related skin disorders.  Turquoise helps to put you at peace. A great anti-inflammatory stone.

Feng Shui: Turquoise is used in the area of North for personal journeys and in the Center area for grounding, protection and balance. It can also be used in the Southwest direction for love and partnership (always use two pieces in this area).

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 3 and method 5 – 7 Turquoise is sensitive to strong sunlight so it should never be charged in direct sun. Fades in sunlight, sweat, oil, dishwater. Avoid bleach/chlorine!

History: A hydrated phosphate of aluminum, acetate and copper, turquoise (CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8+4H2O) is grape-shaped from the triclinic group. It is often found in crevices of aluminum rock, close to copper mines. Turquoise is an excellent conductor of energy due to its high copper association. Throughout history, this stone has been used as a universal healing stone, a colorant for clothing, make-up and paint as well as for jewelry, pendants and as elixirs for healing. Turquoise is given its name from the Middle Ages and an old French word “turqueise” meaning “Turkish stone”. It is derived from the ancient Greek word “callais” (kallos lithos) meaning beautiful stone. Used in ancient Greece and by the Egyptian for adorning tombs, making jewelry and producing color from everything from paint to clothing dye. It was used by the Chinese, Tibetans and Hindus for healing and good luck. This gentle, cooling, soothing stone is a Native American classic used in the healer’s medicine wheels, bags and remedies. This stone was also hung on the end of their spear tips to ensure accuracy. Turquoise was documented by Shakespeare in the Merchant of Venice with the ring given to Shylock by Leah. It was one of the twelve fundamental stones used by Hildegard Von Bingen in her naturopathic remedies and one of the twelve stones in the Breast Plate of Aaron.

 

Related Desert Stones

Copper

This mineral is an excellent energy conductor! Sends and amplifies thoughts, healing energy, and gem electrical energy into wearer’s energy field. Because of this, it encourages the physical/emotional bodies to find alignment. The result is clearer thinking, less aggressive behavior, a more calming persona and a boost to self-esteem. This is a warming stone. Copper helps to release the “excess charge” of resentment and anger. It’s mineral make up encourages the balance between warm sun energy and cool lunar energy.

Mochi Marbles

The Navajo Sandstone is a quartz grain with about 90% quartz, 5% potassium feldspar, 5% clay and other accessory minerals. Moqui marbles are also called Shaman stones or Thunderballs.  A Hopi legend explains how the departed Hopi ancestors played games with these “marbles” at night when spirits roam the earth. Then leaving the marbles behind at sunrise to let relatives know they are well.

Thundereggs

These stones are rough spheres usually containing centers of chalcedony in the form of agate, jasper or opal. They are found in the Black Rock Desert and Arizona flats, as well as within a rhyolitic lava flow regions. It was a Native Indian belief that if these stones were powerful enough to contain the energies of a volcanic eruption they could store human energies making them ideal for healing or protective amulets.

 Whole Body Healer

Turquoise can be placed at the Heart Chakra to energize the thymus, heart and immune system. Opens this Chakra for giving and receiving. Symbolizes our source (spirit/sky) and spiritlual love for healing and helping. It is known as the stone which connects heaven and earth. Balancing Yin and Yang, energizing the meridians and cleansing/clearing the Aura.

Turquoise is used at the Third Eye Chakra for increasing our psychic connection to great spirit through intuition and allows for much deeper meditationTurquoise is a stone that purifies the spirit. It truly helps us see our anxieties as simply thoughts that pass us going downstream, giving them no more value than that.

Associations

Angels: Michael
Associated Crystal:  hydrated phosphate copper/aluminium family
Birthstone: December
Color: Blue
Chakra: Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra, Crown Chakra
Element: Water, Air
Flowers: Chrysanthemum, blue bell, blue star, desert frost
Gods/Goddesses: Kokopelli, Shaman spirit
Planet: Jupiter
Zodiac: Sagittarius
Sabbat: Mabon, Yule
Tarot: The Fool. The Empress. The Hierophant, The Star

Rainbow Meditation

Using the full color spectrum of light in meditation can be a very peaceful and rewarding attunement to the power of color.  Color holds a special power over us, and often the full spectrum of visible light that we can see, can be the most rewarding of all. So how about recreating the power of the rainbow with this soothing meditation.

Here is what you need: your imagination!  If you want to get creative, you can add in colored lights, crystals of all different colors, knowledge of the Chakra or a single mantra or word!

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Cleansing & Charging Turquoise

~ Cleansing a crystal is always a good idea to rid it of energies (negative or otherwise) that it may have picked up during handling and excessive use.

~ Charging a crystal is bringing its energy levels back up, after use and cleansing. Like re-charging a battery after it has lost its energy.  A great way to do this (and remind you that it is time to do so) is during a full moon.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 3 and method 5 – 7 Turquoise is sensitive to strong sunlight so it should never be charged in direct sun. Fades in sunlight, sweat, oil, dishwater. Avoid bleach/chlorine!

The Power of Color

Color plays a major role in determining how your crystal can help you.  A crystal’s color is due to its combination of minerals, which give it it’s own personality.  It contributes in what attracts you to it.  The psychological aspects of color determine how a crystal’s healing properties work.

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