Turquoise has a long and illustrious history, its origins of use dating back to early Egypt and beyond.
Turquoise is composed of hydrous copper and aluminium phosphate that is opaque. Turquoise occurs in thin veins and small nodules and varies in colour from dark greenish-blue to sky blue or robins-egg blue, green purple and yellow. Some varieties display a fine black or brown spider web matrix pattern and others display spots of brown and black matrix patterning. Beware that you are not purchasing dyed howlite as it has different healing properties from turquoise.
Turquoise is an efficient healer, it provides solace for the spirit and well being for the body. It is a protective stone and has been used for amulets since the beginning of man. It is believed to change colour to warn of danger of infidelity. Turquoise promotes spiritual attunement and enhances communication with the physical and spiritual worlds.
If placed on the third eye turquoise increases intuition and meditation. If placed on the throat chakra is releases inhibitions and allows the soul to express its self again. It is ideal for someone recovering from a separation or divorce as it releases you from the commitment that is no longer there. Turquoise is helpful in exploring past lives and it will show you that fate is ongoing and depends on what you are doing at each moment in your life.
Turquoise is a purification stone that dispels negative energy and it provides protection against pollutants in the environment. It balances and aligns all the chakras and aligns them with spirit and physical body. It brings to together the yin and yang energies into the body. Turquoise is an empathic and balancing stone that prompts self realisation and creative problem solving. Because it affects the throat chakra it will help you in public speaking.
Turquoise helps you overcome feelings of being a martyr or symptoms of self sabotage. It instils inner calm and helps creative expression. Turquoise stabilises mood swings and stimulates romantic love.
Turquoise will help you with feelings of exhaustion, depression and panic attacks. It strengthens the meridians of the body and the subtle energy fields. It increases the physical and psychic immune systems. Turquoise supports the assimilation of nutrients and eases viral infections. It is especially useful for the eyes, including cataracts. Turquoise reduces excess acidity in the system and prevents gout, reflux, rheumatism and the stomach. It is an anti-inflammatory and detoxifies the system. It also eases cramps and pain.