The name Turquoise is derived from the French, pierre turquoise, meaning “Turkish stone,” because the trade routes that brought Turquoise to Europe from the mines in central Asia went through Turkey, and Venetian merchants often purchased the stone in Turkish bazaars. [Simmons, 419] Loved for centuries, Turquoise has spanned all cultures and it was looked at as a symbol of wisdom, nobility, and immortality. It was highly coveted by all cultures to be a sacred stone with metaphysical powers.
Turquoise crystal stone meaning is associated with personal protection, making it a popular protective shield for ancient warriors heading out into battle. It was highly coveted by the Egyptians and was thought to be a sacred stone with metaphysical powers. It was worn by healers, Kings, Pharaohs, and Rulers. Tutankhamun loved Turquoise so much that a number of stones were set into his famous death mask. The Aztecs used it on ceremonial masks, knives, and shields. Apache Indians believed that attaching turquoise to bows improved a hunter’s accuracy.
Many honored Turquoise as the universal stone, believing their minds would become one with the universe when wearing it. As a purification stone, turquoise is worn by many to protect against negative energy and pollutants in the atmosphere. This stone may be worn to balance and align the chakras and promotes self-realization and assist in creative problem solving. It is also a strengthening stone, good for exhaustion, depression, or panic attacks. It enhances physical and psychic immune systems, supporting digestion, alleviating pollution and viral infections. It is anti-inflammatory and detoxifying, reducing excess acidity and benefiting gout, rheumatism, and the stomach.
The healing frequencies of a Turquoise crystal connect you to the energy of the Earth. Mother Nature is in a constant state of renewal, and your stone allows you to embrace this regenerative energy and channel it toward your own healing. The blue hues of this stone specifically harness the energy of water, the life-giving element that represents vitality and rejuvenation. You can channel these different energies within the Turquoise crystal meaning to support your goals related to health and wellness. The Turquoise crystal meaning reaches far beyond physical health and can even support your mental and emotional well-being, so it can support you no matter what you are working on.
Turquoise enhances the ability to see all aspects of ourselves, good and bad, and to integrate these aspects into a cohesive whole. While it is tempting to try and rid ourselves of the traits of self that are not entirely enlightened, Turquoise reminds us that all experiences are valid and that mistakes are simply another experience. Wholeness can only come when we are willing to embrace all of who we are and what we have learned. [Ahsian, 420]
[Ahsian, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).
[Simmons, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).