As we enter the last month of the year, we wanted to shine a spotlight on December’s birthstone, Turquoise.
A little bit of history:
Turquoise has a long history of kings, shamans, and warriors wearing the stone for protection and good fortune. It made its first appearance in ancient Egypt around 6000 BCE, where it was incorporated into protective amulets and royal bling for the likes of King Tut and Cleopatra. It was also one the first gemstones to be mined, and was seen by the Native Americans as a sacred stone, used as a powerful healing tool for creating a connection between heaven and Earth. The stone has also been used as decorative pieces in holy sites and can be found in the Taj Mahal in India.
Meaning behind the stone:
The turquoise stone is associated with personal protection. Along with protection, it embodies power, wisdom, luck, and immortality. Turkish soldiers would attach turquoise amulets to their horses’ bridles and saddles, while the Aztecs used it in ceremonial masks and battle gear. In today’s modern work place, turquoise is believed to support leadership and benefits while traveling for work or while relocating for work.
Turquoise’s healing properties have been used to cleanse and heal the energies for the entire body, including the energy centers. Its power clarifies the perception of beauty and encourages kindness and trust. Along with that, turquoise inspires self-forgiveness and self-acceptance while encouraging release of pointless regrets. Turquoise’s properties provide a more clear understanding of oneself, allowing a more enlightened view.
How to use turquoise:
- Pray with a turquoise rosary or turquoise prayer beads to facilitate the connection with a preferred deity in keeping with turquoise meaning.
- Wear it – BlueFlower’s Turquoise Chakra Bracelet is the perfect accessory for everyday wear. Try pairing it with complementing essential oils such as Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lavender, Melaleuca, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Rosemary, or Sandalwood.
- Carry the stone and use it in meditation. Place a turquoise stone on the throat chakra, also known as the fifth chakra.