Chemical Makeup: CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O
Crystalline structure: Hexagonal
Colors: Turquoise, blue, blue-green, green
Localities: Iran, Tibet, Egypt, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, California, Colorado, Mexico, China
Astrology: Associated with the planet Venus
Metaphysical properties: Strengthening & supportive
Strengthens all systems of the body and offers protection from harm by ensuring a high level of energy function.
Reduces the effects of environmental pollution.
Enhances psychic sensitivity and connection to the spirit world.
Brings clear communication to emotional issues, creativity and intuition and encourages the application of love in all situations.
Helps you to mean what you say and say what you mean.
Provides strength and protection during vision quests and astral travel, grounding you during your spiritual work.
Stimulates the subtle energies of the thymus gland, midway between the heart and throat, boosting the functions of the body’s immune system.
The word turquoise comes from the French expression “pierre tourques,” meaning “Turkish stone” as the stone was first brought to Europe through Turkey in the 13th century, though it was actually mined in Persia.
It was a prized stone in many cultures from ancient Egyptians, Persians, and Aztecs to Native Americans, believed to provide healing and protection, especially from falls, and was used to adorned everything from ceremonial masks to weapons to bridles.
Turquoise changes color with time, which is thought of as honoring and symbolizing the age cycle from birth to death