Turquoise Gemstone: The Ultimate Anti-Depressant

Last updated by Susan Taylor

The Turquoise stone is just as soothing as it is sublime. It has been used since the dawn of time to cure certain poisonings and is used today to help us adopt a positive attitude. Plus, it also favors exchanges with your peers. That being said, it also has an influence on our bodies and will strengthen them. Not bad for a sacred stone, right! Learn more about its origin, its history, its meaning, and its properties here.

Turquoise Gemstone: The Ultimate Anti-Depressant

Precious and semi-precious stones are just as beautiful as they are useful for your well-being. Turquoise has been used since antiquity; sometimes to make sacred objects, sometimes to cure certain poisonings. Today, it is your turn to discover this gem and what it has to offer.

pierre turquoise
Color


Sometimes light blue, sometimes water green


Crystal system


Triclinic


Composition


Phosphate, copper, aluminum


Symbol


Symbol of wisdom, emblem of courage

Associated astrological signs


Brings inner peace to Scorpio, preserves Libra's mood swings

Price


From $7.50 upwards



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Where does this stone come from?

The Turquoise stone was discovered by the Persians millennia before our era. Various archaeological documents are proof of this, including a stone sphinx with the inscription "To Ba'laat, Goddess of Turquoise". The most beautiful stones are found in Iran (near Nishapur). Other deposits are located in Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Israel, Mexico, Tanzania, and the United States. The official name of the stone dates back to the time when the Venetians introduced it to Europe. It was thought to come from Turkey.

History of Turquoise

As previously stated, this stone was first used in 6000 BC. It was then used by the Egyptians for fashion and decoration. It is also common to find turquoise bracelets on the arms of mummies. As a stone of great value, it was also used in Persia as a currency of exchange. In the eyes of the Aztecs, this stone was so sacred that no mortal was allowed to wear it. Meanwhile, in the United States, the Native Americans had already identified its many virtues. This stone, which they believed fell from the sky, protected and guided warriors and hunters. 

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Also, it cured scorpion and insect stings. It’s here that its benefits on the immune system in case of poisoning were found!

Virtues of Turquoise: protection and communication

If you are looking for a natural way to soothe your ailments, let yourself be tempted by lithotherapy. This practice allows you to heal yourself with stones. Revered by the Amerindians who considered it a sacred stone, turquoise is known to convert negative waves into positive energy. But it is also a stone that opens the chakras of the throat and protects from many dangers. Here are all its magical properties:

Actions on the physical level

  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Treats eye infections
  • Controls the effects of poisoning
  • Purifies body fluids and mucous membranes
  • Reduces excess cholesterol

Benefits on the mental level

  • Favors positive attitudes
  • Allows to be more serene
  • Takes the hard knocks of life for you
  • Promotes friendships, exchange, and social relationships
  • Stimulates creativity
  • Calms panic attacks for the most stressed
  • Solves nervous exhaustion

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The Turquoise stone is a very reliable stone of protection, this is why it is often worn as a talisman by many drivers: it protects against car accidents.

How to purify and recharge a turquoise stone?

To energetically purify your turquoise stone, place it on a bed of coarse salt for several hours. You can also use non-calcareous water, just let it soak for a shorter time. Then, to recharge it, place your stone under natural light and prefer moonlight to sunlight. Humidity and heat can turn turquoise green or make it dull. Take care of this stone, it is fragile, sensitive, and delicate!

4 unusual facts about turquoise stone  

  1. If you've been married for 18 years, then it's time to celebrate your turquoise wedding anniversary. 
  2. A bracelet adorned with turquoise stones was found on the mummy of Queen Zar, queen of the first Egyptian dynasty in 5500 BC.
  3.  In Mexico, turquoise is a stone that looks green-yellow, even warm brown. 
  4. In Russia, it is green and almost transparent.

► Now that you know more about this fabulous stone, go and discover other stones with incredible virtues of Ametrine and Amazonite.

Article presented by Susan Taylor

Editor in Chief and Astrologist for MyAstroMag - I’ve always been completely fascinated by the world of Astrology and horoscopes. Writing for you and forecasting my exclusive predictions are my main passions.

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