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Turquoise is not for the faint-hearted. It shows you truths that you prefer remain in the dark purely out of convenience and safety. With these truths comes a voice and from then on, it really is impossible to live in silence – Shiri Perera

I’ve found Turquoise to be so mystical in its appearance. Almost amplifying a certain ethnic aura, I imagine groups of ancient women gathered around sharing eternal wisdom and support. I see tribes chanting on the mountain tops, and I hear choirs of sacred voices singing. With all these images comes a story of truth, honesty and integrity.

Turquoise has allowed me to heal in terms of expressing myself, encouraging me to honour my truth, and thus speak my truth. As someone who was constantly living in fear rather than complete authenticity, avoiding confrontations became frequent and lies became second nature. All because as a result of worrying about what others would think of me, I chose to live in the easy reality of silence and lies rather than go through my own evolution and shine in the light of my own truth. I chose convenience over effort.

But this soon slowly changed once I started to work with the energies of Turquoise. When you incorporate the healing energies of Turquoise in your spiritual evolutionary path, it becomes apparent that your voice becomes stronger, your stance more confident and your will to express becomes more exciting and meaningful.

Birth Month: December

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Element: Fire

Chakra: Throat Chakra

Sacred Shape: Tetrahedron

Powers: Affirms authenticity, encourages communication and self-expression, protection against negative energies

Affirmations: I live in the authenticity of my light, I welcome truth and honesty to my life, I flow in creativity and honesty

Healing Properties of Turquoise

  • Opens and activates your Throat Chakra
  • Dispels negative energy and acts as a protection amulet
  • Encourages self-realisation, awareness and mindfulness
  • Enhances communication and creativity in forms such as art, dance, and song

Psychological Properties of Turquoise

  • Carries energies to help with depression and various mood swings
  • Instills a sense of calm and serenity 
  • Supports the physical body in terms of exhaustion and low energy levels
  • Activates nurturing skills and mother-like tendencies

How to use Turquoise

  • Crystal Grids – in the center of the grid so that the intention is to activate the Throat Chakra and to encourage a continuous flow of honesty and free expression or as pointers along with other lower Chakra activating crystals such as Carnelian and Citrine to improve creativity, individuality and growth
  • Meditation – placed on the center of your throat as you lie down or in front of you as you sit cross legged for an open-eye meditation
  • Wearing Turquoise around your neck as an amulet especially during times when the need for self-expression arises; this includes team meetings, conferences, singing etc
  • On your work table as you practise specific creative skills