"It is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch, healing to the eye, as if carved from an azure heaven and slipped to earth."
"Turquoise reflects the color of the world at the vernal equinox, as the blues of winter melt into the greens of spring. It is a fresh, welcome energy that moves us to serenity as new growth and life emerges. It brings hope, discovery and balance. Turquoise tempers excesses, restores calm after a storm, relieves stress, and neutralizes extremes. It helps us moderate aggressiveness and deal with rage. It brings us back to center."
Turquoise is the traditional birthstone for December and is also associated with the zodiac signs Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, and Pisces.
Turquoise is a protection stone that has been used for thousands of years in amulets. It also promotes strength both mentally and physically. Wearing a turquoise ring enhances courage.
Turquoise promotes spiritual attunement and enhances communication with the physical and spiritual worlds. It can also help enhance intuition and meditation.
It has long been believed that looking at turquoise early in the morning will bring you a lucky day. Viewing turquoise during a new moon will also bring you luck.
Turquoise unites the earth and the sky, bringing together male and female energies.
Powers of Turquoise:
Turquoise has been called Skystone or stone of heaven by native americans. A Zuni legend tells a story of a young boy who is carried by an eagle to the Mountain of Turquoise. The mountain shines so brightly in the sun that it's reflected light is the source of the sky's blue color.
The Apache believed that attaching turquoise to a bow would make it more accurate.
Prehistoric Native Americans used turquoise rocks and jewelry in ceremonies to symbolize "the god of the sky alive in the earth."
It was believed that throwing turquoise into a river would bring rain.
Turquoise was used in protection amulets for both soldiers and their horses, it was believed to protect them from any harm in battle.
The Egyptian goddess Hathor was known as the Goddess of Turquoise, and a very old turquoise mine was discovered near the temple of Hathor. Hathor was associated with joy, femininity, love, and beauty.
Egyptian physicians prescribed turquoise set in silver as an amulet to protect against diseases of the eyes.
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