Crystal Birthstones – December – Turquoise

by Ron & Sue Windred on December 30, 2013

For all those born in the month of December, your Birthstone is Turquoise.

This stone is becoming increasingly rare and costly. It is an opaque mineral consisting essentially of phosphates and has a colour range from Turquoiseapple-green (Chinese & African) to the popular sky blue colour (the Americas). One of the first gemstones to be mined and utilized in healing, Turquoise has long been prized for its intense colours, which vary greatly, depending on the quantities of iron and copper that are found in it.

Turquoise is a complicated, pernickety gemstone. Just the right type of minerals must be in just the right place for a very long time (millions of years) before turquoise is finally created.

 

The Egyptians prized Turquoise as a Life Stone and it is highly revered in Tibet where it is carried throughout one’s entire life.

A truth stone, it symbolizes a time to be honest with yourself. This stone reminds you to walk your talk.

Turquoise is also a protective stone and has been used throughout the ages for protective amulets. Today it is believed to protect against unwanted outside influences and pollutants in the atmosphere.

Turquoise promotes self realisation. It assists creative problem solving and calms the nerves when speaking in public. It stabilises mood swings and brings inner calm. Turquoise is an excellent stone for overcoming exhaustion, depression or panic attacks. It helps us communicate clearly what we want, and to then be able to communicate our desires to others in a way they can understand.

Turquoise is good crystal to wear when you have decisions to make. Use to increase your creativity and speak your truth without fear, and to dissolve self-sabotage and allow for self-expression. Can also help you get more in tune with others.

Turquoise facilitates meditation and allows us to perceive information psychically. Turquoise centres and harmonises while revitalising. It aligns the chakras, brings peace of mind and creative expression and opens us up to loving communication.

One of the most versatile of the power stones, which is why Native Americans honor it. It strengthens and tones the entire body. It is an excellent healing and grounding stone that helps to develop your natural powers and is believed to bring wisdom and is said to truly reflect the individual carrying or holding it.

Turquoise is a Master Healer and can be placed on all the chakras.  Turquoise works at the throat Chakra enhancing communication skills and can be beneficial to the thyroid and the voice.

Enhances healing and immune function; it protects and detoxes, while it tones and strengthens the entire body. Aids muscle and tissue regeneration and relaxes cramps. It relieves headache and is beneficial for the circulation and respiratory systems. Fights viral infections and soothes stomach problems.

 

© Written by Ron and Sue Windred

Disclaimer: The metaphysical and healing properties outlined in this website are for inspiration and reference. These alleged properties are gathered from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. In no way are they meant to replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.

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