Turquoise Meaning and Benefits.


~ December Birthstone ~ Properties ~ Turquoise Meaning ~ Benefits ~ Healing ~ 


For all those born in the month of December, your Birthstone is Turquoise.

It is also one of the zodiac stones for those born under the sign of Sagittarius,
between November 23 to December 21.


Turquoise Meaning – General Information

This stone is becoming increasingly rare and costly. It is an opaque mineral consisting essentially of phosphates and has a colour range from apple-green (Chinese & African) to the popular sky blue colour (the Americas). It is one of the first gemstones to be mined and utilized in healing. Turquoise is often prized for its intense colours, which vary greatly, depending on the quantities of iron and copper that are found in it.

It has a waxy lustre and belongs to the triclinic crystal system, with a Mohs hardness of 5 – 6.

Turquoise is a complicated, pernickety gemstone. Just the right type of minerals must be in just the right place for a very long time (millions of years) before Turquoise is finally created.


Turquoise Meaning – History

The Egyptians prized Turquoise as a Life Stone. It is highly revered in Tibet where it was carried throughout one’s entire life.

Turquoise gets its name from the French, pierre turquoise, meaning “Turkish stone”, because of the trade routes between Europe and the mines in central Asia went through Turkey. Also, Venetian merchants often purchased Turquoise in Turkish bazaars.

For millennia, Turquoise traversed all cultures and prized as a symbol of wisdom and nobility. Further, as having the power of immortality. Among the Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Chinese, Incas and Aztecs of South America, and Native North Americans, Turquoise was sacred in its adornment and also for power, luck, and protection.

Turquoise beads dating back to 5000 B.C. have been found in Iraq. The Egyptians were mining it in the Sinai in 3200 B.C.  Tutankhamun’s death mask was studded with Turquoise. 

For nearly a thousand years, Native Americans have mined and fashioned Turquoise. They use it to guard their burial sites. Indian priests wore it in ceremonies when calling upon the great spirit of the sky. Long used in prophecy or divining. To the prehistoric Indian, Turquoise, whether wearing or using it in ceremonies always signified the god of the sky being alive in the earth.


Turquoise Meaning – Metaphysical Benefits.

A truth stone, it symbolizes a time to be honest with yourself. This stone reminds you to walk your talk.

Turquoise is also a protective stone and used throughout the ages for protective amulets. Today we use it to protect against unwanted outside influences and pollutants in the atmosphere.

Turquoise promotes self-realisation. It assists in creative problem solving and calms the nerves when speaking in public. It stabilises mood swings and brings inner calm. Turquoise is an excellent stone for overcoming exhaustion, depression or panic attacks. It helps us communicate clearly what we want, and to then be able to communicate our desires to others in a way they can understand.

Turquoise is a good crystal to wear when you have decisions to make. Use to increase your creativity and speak your truth without fear, and to dissolve self-sabotage and allow for self-expression. Can also help you get more in tune with others.

Turquoise facilitates meditation and allows us to perceive information psychically. Turquoise centres and harmonises while revitalising. It aligns the chakras, brings peace of mind and creative expression and opens us up to loving communication.

Turquoise enhances our ability to see all aspects of ourselves, the good and the bad, and to integrate these aspects into a cohesive whole.

It also heals and cleanses our energy centres and our physical body.


Turquoise Meaning – Healing.

One of the most versatile of the power stones, which is why Native Americans honour it. It strengthens and tones the entire body. Turquoise is an excellent healing and grounding stone. It also helps to develop your natural powers. It can also bring wisdom and is able to truly reflect the individual carrying or holding it.

Turquoise is a Master Healer. It can be placed on all the chakras.  Turquoise works at the throat Chakra enhancing communication skills and can be beneficial to the thyroid and the voice.

Enhances healing and immune function; it protects and detoxes, while it tones and strengthens the entire body. Aids muscle and tissue regeneration and also relaxes cramps. It relieves headache and is beneficial for the circulation and respiratory systems. Fights viral infections as well as soothing stomach problems.




Tips for using Turquoise.

  • Keep Turquoise in your workplace because it promotes leadership.
  • Handle Turquoise when you are considering investments to help to avoid making unwise investments.
  • Keep a piece in your pocket or purse to remind you to walk your talk.
  • Have Turquoise around the home as a protective amulet.
  • Carry or wear it when clear communication is desirable or required.
  • Wear or carry Turquoise when addressing a meeting or speak in public.
  • It can prevent your pets and animals from straying. Simply attach a piece to them in some way, say to a collar or bridle or cage.
  • Wear or carry it is a talisman of luck, success, ambition and creativity.
  • A special tip for horse riders. Dress your bridle or some other item of tack with Turquoise, as this ensures sure-footedness and obedience to your instruction.



As American Turquoise is becoming increasingly hard to get, some are replacing it with African Turquoise.

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© Ron and Sue Windred.
Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.

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