Turquoise – Guide of Healing Crystals
Turquoise is a stone for self-forgiveness, self-acceptance and the release of useless regrets. It encourages us to honor ourselves as a creation and a tool of the Divine. [Ahsian, 420]
The name Turquoise is derived from the French, pierre turquoise, meaning “Turkish stone,” because the trade routes that brought Turquoise to Europe from the mines in central Asia went through Turkey, and Venetian merchants often purchased the stone in Turkish bazaars. [Simmons, 419]
Perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors.
For thousands of years, Turquoise has spanned all cultures, prized as a symbol of wisdom, nobility and the power of immortality. [Eason, 239]
Effects of Turquoise
The Tibetans the Egyptians were enamored by Turquoise powers as do the Native American Indians as well and they considere it to have great metaphysical and spiritual healing powers.
Many healers believe that the healing powers of geen Turquoise are stronger. Such as Tibetan Turquoise or Nevada Turquoise are more powerful.
Tibetan Turquoise, or Chinese Turquoise, is green and carries a slightly different vibration than the more vivid blue. It is especially useful for clearing the Throat Chakra, and blockages of suppressed self-expression. [Hall, 307]
As a crystal for travel, Turquoise protects you and your possessions against theft, loss or attack, helps prevent accidents, especially falls, and even guards your pet. [Eason, 41-42] Attached to a collar, bridle, or cage, Turquoise prevents animals from straying or being stolen, and makes horses sure-footed and obedient to their riders. [Eason, 239]
Turquoise assists in problems of the brain, eyes, ears, neck and throat, especially cataracts, migraines and headaches, and problems with balance. [Eason, 239]
Turquoise is helpful to the respiratory system and aids in healing lung disorders and allergies. Wearing a Turquoise necklace helps prevent tracheitis and other bronchial attacks. By healing the breath, this stone may cure speech disorders such as stammering. [Megemont, 187]
Turquoise is a strengthening stone, good for exhaustion, depression, or panic attacks. It enhances physical and psychic immune systems, supporting the assimilation of nutrients, alleviating pollution and viral infections. It is anti-inflammatory and detoxifying, reducing excess acidity and benefiting gout, rheumatism, and the stomach. [Hall, 306][Gienger, 89]
As a stone of purification, Turquoise dispels negative energy and clears electromagnetic smog from the environment. It promotes self-realization and aids in creative problem-solving, thus calming the nerves when speaking in public. It helps stabilize mood swings, and dissolves a martyred attitude of self-sabotage. [Hall, 306]
It is also empowering if you feel bullied or suffer prejudice. Because it soothes the mind, Turquoise is good for jet lag and fears of flying. [Eason, 239]
Tibetan Turquoise is an excellent anti-hysteria stone, worn to calm those with a tendency to over-react to situations. It is also beneficial for narcissism, to help one look outside their own needs and to be open to other’s point of view. [Eason, 256]
Turquoise is a most efficient healer, providing solace for the spirit and well-being for the body. [Hall, 305]
Chakra Healing and Balancing :
Healers associate the healing powers of Turquoise primarily with the Throat or 5th chakra. This Chakra is the center of communication, creativity, serenity and spiritual bonding. Turquoise can also benefit the operation of the Heart Chakra by opening it up for giving and receiving love.
Turquoise strengthens the meridians of the body and the subtle energy fields, enhancing communication between the physical and spiritual worlds. Placed on the Third Eye, it supports intuition and meditation. On the Throat Chakra, it releases old vows, inhibitions, and allows the soul to express itself once more. It explores past lives and regards fate as ongoing and dependant on one’s action at any moment. [Hall, 306]
Turquoise enhances the ability to see all aspects of ourselves, good and bad, and to integrate these aspects into a cohesive whole. While it is tempting to try and rid ourselves of the traits of self that are not entirely enlightened, Turquoise, like an ancient Grandfather ally, reminds us that all experiences are valid and that mistakes are simply another experience. Wholeness can only come when we are willing to embrace all of who we are and what we have learned. [Ahsian, 420]
Turquoise is a stone of “earth-grounding” and is valuable in preventing one from losing touch with the conscious mind during deep meditations. It provides strength and protection during vision quests and astral travel, and due to its high spirituality, acts to improve meditation and to further peace of mind. [Melody, 669]
Turquoise honors Estsanatlehi, the Native American Goddess of Change. She is the Apache and Navajo Fertility Goddess known as the Changing Woman, or Turquoise Woman.
Turquoise honors Whope, the Lakota Sioux Goddess of Peace.
She is the goddess of harmony meditation and friendship. Whope is strongly associated with Turquoise because of its use for healing, bringing rain, and personal protection.
Turquoise honors Hathor, the Egyptian Goddess of Joy and Fertility. She is often honored as a special Goddess of Musicians, and as the “Mistress of Turquoise” she was the patron of Egyptian miners.
Turquoise honors Tara, or Dolma, the Buddhist “Savioress” Goddess, often depicted with a bluish-green complexion
Turquoise is one of the zodiac stones for those born under the sign, Sagittarius, between November 22 and December 21,
Traditional Birth Stone:
Turquoise is the traditional birthstone of those born in December.
Talismans and Amulets:
As an amulet of protection, Turquoise is a powerful Barrier Buffer. Barrier crystals have incredible abilities to help us focus and amplify our efforts to keep undesirable elements out of our lives.
Turquoise was highly prized by the Apaches for its talismanic virtues. For the medicine man, the possession of it was indispensable for receiving proper recognition. [Kunz, 114]
Self-determination, responsability, protection, Balances mood swings, good for asthma, ear infections, over-acidity, rheumatism, menstrual problems, eases cramp, fortifies brain, liver and stomack
A strongly effective gem water
Test tube method, conducting with crystals.
Turquoise cleaning, charging and discharging
Turquoise should be cleansed once a month, but without using water. Use smaller pieces of cleansed Hematite for that. If your Turquoise changes color, that might be a sign that it needs cleansing and discharging. It is very fond of copper, so you can charge it beside copper or Rock crystals. Exposure to sunlight should be avoided.
Footnote: - quoted books
Book of stones by Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian ;
The Crystal Bible Volume 1 Godsfield Bibles
The Crystal Bible Volume 2 Godsfield Bibles
Stones of the New Consciousness: Healing, Awakening and Co-creating with Crystals, Minerals and Gems
Stones of the Goddess: Crystals for the Divine Feminine
Ultimate Guide to Crystal Grids by Hall, J
Wicca Crystal Magic A Wiccan Guide of Magical Healing Crystal to Learn the Secrets and the Power of Gems and Stones; A Fundamental Illustration About ... How to Practice Rituals and Crystal Spells