Turquoise – Superfood for the Soul

The most legendary of all the stones, the turquoise crystal is at the pinnacle of healing minerals. In a range of shades of blue-green, depending on its copper and iron content, the turquoise crystal’s brilliant colour evokes the image of dazzling waters surrounding an island paradise. The natural, striking, web-like patterns are fashioned by deposits of iron oxides.

‘Considered a master healer, it promotes an energetic flow of the highest vibration of love.’

In ancient Egypt from around 6000 BCE, it was incorporated into protective amulets and royal bling for the likes of Tutankhamun and Cleopatra [Cleopatra 69 BCE to 30 BCE; Tutankhamun 1341-1323 BCE.] One of the first gemstones to be mined, the turquoise crystal was considered a sacred stone by Native Americans, who used it as a powerful healing tool for creating a connection between heaven and earth. On a cellular level, this all-in-one stone is considered a master healer because it promotes an energetic flow of the highest vibration of love.

In crystal healing, the turquoise crystal stone is associated with personal protection, making it a popular protective shield for ancient warriors heading out into battle. The bright and stunning hue of the turquoise crystal has been discovered in the ceremonial masks and battle gear of the Aztecs, a tribe that revered this decorative stone for its ability to provide personal protection against negative forces. In the case of the ancients, it served as a bodyguard against invading marauders and other challenges of antiquity.

A protective stone used for thousands of years, turquoise is the spiritual balm to a heart that’s been scarred by emotional wounds, anxiety, stress. Wherever your journey takes you, turquoise is a welcome oasis in a spiritual desert, a stone with energetic vibrations linked to the life-giving elements of water and air.
French for the word ‘Turkish,’ the turquoise crystal became well known across the continents, thanks to the ancient Silk Road, which brought this beautiful and precious stone from Turkey to Western Europe. Turquoise quickly became the gem of Europe, making its way into royal lineage that can be traced back to Marie-Louise and her royal tiara, a wedding gift from her husband Napoleon.

Include turquoise, with its qualities, to bring calm and tranquillity into you daily meditation practice. Turquoise keeps us connected to the healing energy of water, the life-giving element that sustains the planet and the origins of life itself. Keep turquoise close by and use it to help unlock the infinite possibilities of the universe.
Turquoise jewellery adds a splash of colour to any outfit, bringing a welcome brightness to a basic, everyday wardrobe. It also lifts the spirits and promotes well-being by energising all of the primary chakras.

The colour of an island paradise with bountiful oceans and beautiful beaches, turquoise is a reminder to take time out. If turquoise has found its way into your life, it’s a sign that you’re in need of its healing powers.

Debra Robins

Savvy and insightful, Debra is the publisher and editor of Odyssey Magazine. Author, wordsmith and natural remedy consultant, Debra brings together extensive expertise in both corporate and personal wellbeing and combines this with her passion to uplift personal and planetary wellness through the power of words.

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