Purification – Serenity – Protection – Wisdom – Balance – Strength – Friendship – Love – Positive thinking – Sensitivity
Turquoise found prominent meaning among the cultures of Mesoamerica, a region encompassing modern-day Mexico and parts of Central America. The Aztecs, who dominated the region from the 14th to the 16th centuries, most likely acquired turquoise via trade with Native American tribes to the north. Turquoise was so important in Aztec culture that they believed it to be the stone of the gods; deities such as the war god Huitzilopochtli were strongly associated with it and in Aztec society, only the emperor was allowed to wear jewelry or other ornaments made of turquoise. In the archaeological record, there are any number of ceremonial masks and other Aztec religious items where turquoise is used as a component, further indicating the people’s reverence of the substance.
Turquoise is a mineral that is a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminium.
Turquoise is an 11th Anniversary gemstone and vibrates to the number 1.
Chakras – Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra Birthstone – December
Zodiac – Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces
Planet – Venus & Neptune
Element – Air & Fire
Typical colours – turquoise, blue, green, yellow-green
Turquoise is a purification stone. It dispels negative energy and can be worn to protect against outside influences or pollutants in the atmosphere. Turquoise balances and aligns all the chakras, stabilising mood swings and instilling inner calm. It is excellent for depression and exhaustion, it also has the power to prevent panic attacks. Turquoise promotes self-realisation and assists creative problem solving. It is a symbol of friendship, and stimulates romantic love.
Turquoise aids in the absorption of nutrients, enhances the immune system, stimulates the regeneration of tissue, and heals the whole body. It contains anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects, and alleviates cramps and pain. Turquoise purifies lungs, soothes and clears sore throats, and heals the eyes, including cataracts. It neutralises overacidity, benefits rheumatism, gout, stomach problems, and viral infections.
In addition to the generic healing properties of Turquoise, specific colours have additional attributes:
Yellow Turquoise is formed by the inclusion of iron.
Yellow Turquoise helps to connect with spirit and brings the energy of the sky down to earth.