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  • Writer's pictureJoanna May


Turquoise is an opaque, blue-green mineral of hydrated copper aluminium phosphate. Being one of the first gemstones to be mined, it has been used in jewellery and ornaments for thousands of years. It is said that turquoise has been known to change in appearance according to the person wearing it. It is thought to grow paler when the person is sick and recover its colour when they regain health.

Turquoise is often said to be for the throat chakra, however its energy is such that it can be used anywhere on the body and even to surround the body in a net. It balances emotions, brings peace and is a stone of wholeness and truth. It reminds us that everything happens for a reason, there are no mistakes, only lessons.

Turquoise can help to empower both men and women and it can help to restore depleted energy and lift sagging spirits. It also helps to balance the male and female energies in each of us. It is strengthening, helping with the physical and spiritual immune system. It has often been a talisman of luck, success, ambition and creativity and in the workplace promotes leadership, clears writers block and helps with clear communication.

Turquoise is said to be good for travel as it protects us and our possessions against theft, loss or attack. It can help to prevent animals from straying or being stolen when a piece of turquoise is attached to their collar.

Turquoise is anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, helps with migraines, balance and problems associated with the brain. It also helps with respiratory ailments and can help with stammering.

Sue Weaver Crystals;

General healing and protection. Assist us to connect with the beauty of all creation. “As above, so below” unites earth and spirit.

My experience of living with turquoise;

I started living with turquoise in the lead up to running my first workshop on Understanding the Energy of Crystals. In the few days prior to the workshop I was organised and had everything in place with plenty of time. I had expected to feel nervous or have a last minute panic, but there was none. The workshop went amazingly well and everyone who attended really enjoyed themselves – it was a great success! I know that this is my path in life now and when we flow with the energy of our true selves, things happen easier with no stress.

In contrast to this, I had to deal with a few situations that I have been moving away from and found that this was stressful to me and I needed to move on and remove them from my life. I have taken steps towards making this happen now.

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