Turquoise – (Throat Chakra) – (Zodiac of Sagittarius, Pisces & Scorpio)
Turquoise is really the first gemstone I recognized as really popular. When I was growing up, Turquoise jewelry was very sought after and I saw it everywhere. Mostly there was a Southwestern theme to it, but I saw pendants, rings, earrings, belt buckles, and just everything. It’s a fascinating blue color and getting more and more scarce as the mines are getting depleted. The popularity of turquoise in the past really affected its availability now.
Science – Turquoise is a copper aluminum phosphate that is mined in a few places in the world. Genuine Turquoise is mined primarily is New Mexico, Arizona (USA), Tibet, and Iran. It is found a few other places, but these are the most common. The name Turquoise came from the phrase “Turkish stone” because the trade route to Europe passed through Turkey.
**Warning!** Make sure you are purchasing Turquoise from a reputable dealer!! Many sellers dye white stones blue, especially Howlite and Magnesite, and call it Turquoise. There is also a myriad of “pressed” Turquoise available. This is when smaller turquoise bits are hydraulically pressed with metals and stabilized to make a new, larger piece of turquoise.
Historical Significance – Turquoise has an ancient history as being a protective talisman against harm and disease. It has been found in tombs in Ancient Egypt and Greece. Egypt actually depleted their Turquoise mine in 2000 B.C. Hildegard von Bingen, a famous prophet born in 1098 A.D., used it in her healing practices.
Metaphysical Attributes – Turquoise connects Heaven and Earth. It serves as a conduit between spirit and body, so we can access Universal and Inner Wisdom. It is often used in Native American rituals to engage the Spirits in the ceremony (such as rain dances). As a stone of the Throat Chakra, it encourages open, honest communication and authenticity. Turquoise is all about opening up to the Higher Awareness and finding your own Truth. It also releases outdated karmic promises that are no longer serving you and acting as a barriers to spiritual awakening and progress on our paths.
This stone has also been used as a protection talisman. It was said to change color if impending danger is near. It would change color if a lover was unfaithful. Turquoise also protects against electronic pollution and EMF. Turquoise is often used for protection during rituals, ceremonies, astral travel and vision quests. It would protect the physical body from harm, ad the spiritual body from psychic or Spirit attacks. This stone was also used in history to protect people and property against accidents.
Turquoise is a powerful healer and cleanser. It was used throughout ancient times as a mechanism to heal a variety of illness. It purifies our energies, aligns chakras, and cleanses negativity from the body. This is a wonderful foundation for healing practices for both the physical body and the Soul. This gem brings calm, harmony, and peace of mind. It eases stress, anxiety and depression.
Physical Effects – Treatment of throat and lung ailments. Also said to heal cataracts. Reduces ailments caused by stress and anxiety.
Practice Mantra – Sit in a seated meditation position, holding the Turquoise in your less dominant hand to receive its energy. Really feel the support of the cushion or floor beneath you. You are grounded and supported by the Earth’s energies. Imagine a bright blue light shining down on you and on the earth below. This light is the bridge to Higher Learning. Repeat this mantra, “I am Safe. I am Cleansed. I am Ready to Receive Wisdom and Speak Truth.”
Alternately, hold a Turquoise mala and chant this mantra 108 times.
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