Metaphysically, Turquoise is considered to be a bridge between Heaven/Sky and Earth, grounding us while still remaining open to Spirit. Many Native American cultures believe Turquoise helps to connect the mind to the infinite possibilities of the Universe, and Turquoise is considered sacred in many Chinese cultures as well. Turquoise is a wonderful companion to use when removing and releasing old behaviors such as self-sabotage and self-martyrdom that no longer serves in growth.
Turquoise is great for working with the Throat Chakra, to foster honest and clear communication from the heart, and with Water and Air Elements. Enhancing intuition, Turquoise also enhances communication between the physical and spiritual realms. Use Turquoise to release old vows, express freely, and ease nerves when speaking in public. Turquoise is a protective stone, often being used for amulets. Turquoise is also a healing stone, providing strength and purification.
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Scorpio, Sagittarius, Pisces
Vibration: Number 1
Mineral Class: Phosphates
Crystal System: Triclinic
Chemical Composition: CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O Hydrated Copper Aluminum Phosphate
Color: Green blue to sky blue
Location: Afghanistan, China, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Tibet, USA
Fun Fact: Many believe Turquoise got its name from traders, more commonly known as Turks, who brought it to Europe from the Eastern Mediterranean.
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