Turquoise: For Cleansing, Protection, and Good Fortune

Everything you need to know about turquoise.

Crystals can be powerful—if you know how to use them. Use this handy guide to decode the protective qualities of turquoise, and bring some of that security to your practice with turquoise jewelry from Silver & Sage

Known as the stone of cleansing, turquoise is a natural guard against anything that isn’t serving you, your body, or your mind. This bright blue crystal is one of the oldest stones known to humankind, and was used as a talisman by kings, religious leaders, and soldiers. (It got its name when Turkish soldiers, using the stone as an amulet, carried it to Europe.) Perhaps because it was known so early in human history, its use spans many cultures, on all continents. It’s commonly used in modern jewelry, and is thought to bring luck, protection, and power.

Healing Properties

As the stone of cleansing, turquoise is particularly good for releasing bad habits and negative energy. Turquoise is also a calming stone that can induce internal serenity and lift depleted spirits. Not only will turquoise help to flush negative emotions from the mind, it is also said to support detoxification of the body. Because it aids tranquility and protection, turquoise is a great stone to accompany meditation.

Wearing or Using the Stone

This is a particularly good stone to wear or use if you are experiencing trouble with difficult people or stresses in your life. Ideally it would be worn on your body throughout the day to help protect and heal you. This makes necklaces and earrings the perfect anti-negativity shield. Tibetans believe that a turquoise mala will relay your prayer directly to the deity being invoked.

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Fun Facts

Turquoise is one of the oldest stones, known to man since at least 6,000 BCE. Though it is often considered a masculine stone, it is also thought to be the unification of masculine and feminine energies; the uniting of the sky and sea. It was particularly popular among Native Americans, who believed that if your turquoise jewelry (or amulet) suddenly had a crack in it, the stone had absorbed a great blow that would have otherwise befallen you.

Intuitive Mysticism

Chakra: Throat (Vishudda)

Planet: Neptune and Venus

Zodiac: Sagittarius (November 21 – December 20)

Essential Oils: Cedar, Sage, and Sandalwood

Suggested Mantra: I Am Strong. I Am Protected.

Please note that crystals and other forms of New Age holistic healing are to be used alongside, not in replacement of, Western medicine. Should you have serious symptoms we recommend you visit a doctor for treatment.