Turquoise (With Holes)
Communication - Happiness - Peace
Turquoise is a rare opaque blue mineral that has been prized as an ornamental stone for thousands of years due to its unique hue. The name turquoise dates back to the 17th century and is derived from the French word “turquois” meaning “Turkish” because the mineral was first brought to Europe through Turkey. It is found in the dry and barren regions where acidic, copper-rich groundwater seeps downward and reacts with minerals containing phosphorus and aluminum.
Turquoise buried in Ancient Egyptian tombs is among the world’s oldest jewelry, dating back to 3000 BCE. They would call it “mefkat” which can translate into “joy” or “delight”. The stone even made an appearance in King Tut’s burial mask.
Native Americans have mined Turquoise in the southwestern part of the United States for nearly a thousand years. They would wear it during ceremonies to call upon spirits as well as to symbolize the god of the sky. It was said to enhance communication between the physical and spiritual realms, making it common to place it around graves. It was also said to provide the wearer protection, so it was often used for weapons and shields of those going to battle. Some even believed it to grant them immortality.
While Turquoise has many amazing benefits for your well-being in all aspects, it is especially useful for your mental and emotional health. It is great for those who feel burnt out or like their spirit is being weighed down. It allows you to plunge beneath the surface to figure out what works for you and what doesn’t by giving you courage, strength, and a peace of mind.
Being a throat chakra stone, it can help heal any issues in that area such as sore throat, respiratory issues, allergies, migraines, or any other ailment running through the ears, nose, throat, and lungs. It aids in breathing, making it an excellent stone to assist with things like bronchial issues to panic attacks.
WAYS TO USE
-Place beneath your pillow before bed to assist with insomnia.
-Carry with you when you find yourself having a hard time communicating the difficult things on your mind.
Affirmation: “I speak my truth with ease.”
Candle Color: Blue
Chakra, Primary: Throat
Chakra, Secondary: Heart
Deities: Hathor, Maat, Sophia
Oils: Clary Sage
Planet: Jupiter, Neptune
Tarot: The Star, The World
Size: Small: 1/2" - 3/4", Medium: 3/4" - 1 1/4", Large: 1 1/4"+