Glossary of Stones

  • Turquoise

    Turquoise, the traditional birthstone for December, is a light blue to sky blue to medium green stone found in copper and silver mines. It is a hydrated copper aluminum phosphate and grows as microcrystalline masses or nodules; with a hardness of 5 to 6. Its color changes depending on the amount of copper (green) or zinc (blue) growing with the turquoise. It is not considered a ‘New Age’ stone, but resonates with the older earth energies and that of Atlantis. When it appears on your dreams it symbolizes a connection to the memories of Atlantis and Lemuria. Its history follows the transformation of the earth itself.

    Known in the Native American culture as the Sky Stone, it is seen as a gift from the earth, and a reflection of uniting the Great Spirit and Mother Earth.

    Its energies bring a sense of peace, transforming negative vibrations of fear and exclusion of the light into the understanding of the rightness of your world and it’s inclusionary properties. Turquoise has a calming and stabilizing affect on the emotions; it helps your mind to remember what it has forgotten from the past. It can help you to resolve and realign any misuse of knowledge or power that may have been abused in the past.

    It is an absorptive stone and can be used to help release toxic heavy metal accumulation, and to draw out radioactivity in the body. It is also associated with all the chakras, but mainly the throat (5th) the heart (4th) and naval (2nd). Turquoise is especially helpful for any chakras damaged in the past by misuse of power; and can be used on the chakras, meridians, and in the subtle energy body.

    Because is can attune to the physical body, it is powerful in maintaining the connection between the upper and lower realms during deep meditation, astral travel and vision quests. It literally helps you help you to stay grounded during spiritual work.

    Some of the traditional sources state:
    *Turquoise is a good luck stone, if you see the reflection of the new moon in this stone you will have good luck and be protected from evil.
    *Pray and throw a stone into a river for rain.
    *Protects against all evil when given in love.