From Gemstone Dictionary
Turquoise stones are found all over the world in places where volcanic activity has occurred. In the United States, turquoise stones are found in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Virginia.
The turquoise stones found in Virginia are a rare form that grows in crystals that are prismatic in nature. Most of the stones in other parts of the world do not grow in crystal shapes.
The highest quality of stones are found in Persia, which is also where the earliest mines supplying modern day turquoise are found. Large successfully mined deposits have also been found in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Tibet.
The color of the stone ranges from the famous sky blue color of the Persia crystals, through various shades of blue greens. The color depends on the minerals found in the area where it grew. The more copper in the mix produces a bluer stone. The more iron in the mix produces a greener stone.
Turquoise stones help us attune our physical selves to the highest realms. It helps us to better understand ourselves and to bring our ideas and emotions under control so we can see them become fruitful in our reality. You have but to stop and listen, be still and be ready to hear the truth about who and what you are. Only then will you obtain your full power.
Honored by native Americans as a sacred stone, turauoise gemstone absorbs negativity, transmuting it into useful energy. It also helps you to become one with the universe.
The true Turquoise meaning for each person comes directly from the heart and the soul of the person using them. This page represents the turquoise meanings others have found to be true in their search for the power of healing crystals energies. If you find it helps you with something not listed here, claim it as your own for you have been given a gift.
Turquoise Stones Healing Properties
The list of turquoise stone healing properties is long and varied. The varieties of turquoise crystal shapes, sizes and colors that can be used are as varied as the people that use them.
Some people prefer to use tumbled turquoise stones of approximately 1 inch in size. Others prefer natural turquoise stones, unchanged by mans hands. The choice is 100% up to you. The energies are there, waiting to be used by those that choose to use them.
Worn anywhere on the body, a turquoise stone will protect and bless the wearer. It is considered a sacred stone in some cultures, being a gift from the gods.
A String of turquoise beads worn around the neck absorbs all negativity from the body and mind and helps you develop your own natural powers.
You can align your chakras by laying a turquoise stone on each of the chakra points for 3 to 5 minutes while the gem does its work. Don’t have 7 turquoise? It may take a little longer, but laying a single stone on 1 chakra at a time for the same 3 to 5 minutes will still align your chakras for maximum power.
A string of turquoise stone beads used as a bracelet, necklace or even an anklet will help detoxify the body from alcohol, pollution, poison and radiation. The idea is to wear a circle of beads around one area of the body so as the blood flows back and forth through the area, the turquoise can purify it.
Perhaps my favorite healing method that I use a couple of times a month when I get a headache is to wear one on my head to help heal and to bring wisdom. I purchased a package of stretchy hair bands at Walmart but you can find them anyplace that sells brushes and such. Use one as a head band around your forehead. The pressure helps ease the headache and provides the perfect place to slip a gemstone underneath to hold the crystal in place. I sleep like this often so I wake up headache free in the mornings.
Anyone that has problems with their lungs, throat or from asthma, can hang a turquoise stone from a cord or chain so it hangs directly over the area causing the problem. This allows the gem energies to get as close as possible to the problem area and begin the healing work even faster.
Have problems with your hearing or with ear infections. Use the head band trick above to hold a large turquoise gemstone against the ear so the stone can do its work. NOTE: Make sure the stone you use is large enough it will not go inside your ear.
Those suffering from depression can sleep with a turquoise to help lift the depression faster. I can attest to this ability from experience in my mother’s later years. When her health started failing she suffered with severe depression and the stones helped to ease her suffering.
NOTE: Turquoise stone healing crystal remedies should always be used to compliment traditional medical treatments, not replace it. As with all alternative therapies, always check with your doctor before using.
Add a few turquoise rocks to a container of water and allow it to sit outdoors overnight where the moon can shine upon it and then so the sun can shine upon it during the day. That evening, pour the water into a tub of warm water, step in, sit down and allow the healing energies to work upon your body.
This same Healing Elixir can be used to soak a sprained or pulled muscle, strengthen the body so you can fight off viruses and infections, and help damaged or cut tissues to heal. For headaches, soak a cloth in the Elixir and place on your forehead till the pain goes away.
Have a speaking engagement coming up? Sleep with a turquoise taped to your neck (with a band aid) at night and wear one on a chain around your neck during the day to ensure your ability to communicate with others is at it’s highest.
Turquoise Stones Metaphysical Properties
Turquoise stones have a long list of metaphysical properties. It’s ability to strenghten us goes beyond physical strength to give us the strength to do what must be done. The strength to look within ourselves and see both the good an the bad, without feeling we are lessened by the parts which are not perfect.
When we need to connect to another person on a deep level, whether for lasting love or a deep freindship, turquoise stones can be a solution to make it happen and make it last a lifetime. It can also help to ensure the relationship remains loyal on both side and the gem instill loyalty to those who use it.
If you find your life is out of balance, causing tensions to rule rathen than peace, try brining a turquoise stone into your environment. It can help increase serenity, balance negative and postive energies and allow those within it sphere of influence to have honest communications so the cause of the stress can be removed.
A turquoise stone is the perfect gift for anyone having problems with negative thinking. It increases our ability to think postive and to be able to empathize with others so we can see the brighter side of life.
Last but not least, turquoise stones protective qualities can allow us to stay safe on the physical, mental and spiritual levels. It allows us to connect with all of life, to communicate in a positive and honest way and stay sensitive to others feels while protecting your own at the same time.
Main Chakra: Heart
Vibrates to the number: 4, 6 and 7
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Turquoise Stone Technical Details
Chemical Composition and Name – CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8•4(H2O)
Hardness – 5 to 6
Specific Gravity – 2.89 gm/cc.
Refractive Index (R.I.) – na = 1.610 nß = 1.615 ny = 1.650
Bi-refringence – +0.040
Optic Sign – Positive
Optical Character – Biaxial