Admired for centuries, Turquoise rocks have been carved and set into everything from royal thrones and daggers to jewelry and cups. The Egyptians believed the Turquoise crystal meaning brought good fortune and made them invulnerable. They carved the stone into symbolic jewelry and statues, such as their scarab pectorals.
The name “Turquoise” is from the country name of Turkey, because crusaders first discovered it in that country in the 13th century. Yet, the use of Turquoise dates as far back as 5500 B.C., when it was believed to prevent accidents and cure diseases of the head and the heart. One legend suggests that throwing a piece of Turquoise into a river will bring rain.
The Turquoise crystal meaning was known as a sacred stone to many Native Americans; one of my patients is a descendant of a particular Native American tribe and she told me how keeping a piece of turquoise close to her skin always made her feel better. Medicine men used Turquoise in their healing practices. Often carved into the shape of animals, Turquoise was placed in tombs, believed to guard the dead and invite protective spirits.
Turquoise is found in Africa, Belgium, China, France, Iran, Mexico, the United States, and many other places.
It is not easy to find real turquoise on the market: it is very easy to fake and many places sell products made from turquoise paste, which is obtained by grinding cutting pieces and making into a paste to mould like clay, therefore, if it looks too cheap to be good quality, it probably is.
The Turquoise meaning is connected to the healing energy of water, the life-giving element that sustains the planet and the origins of life itself. This energy of renewal and rejuvenation is what gives the Turquoise crystal meaning its unique ability to support healing intentions and overall well-being.
From the homeopathic point of view, this phosphate compound has an affinity with the throat and the heart: releasing negative energy from the heart and allowing self expression. I have found this remedy useful alongside Naja for heart palpitations and great anxiety, snake remedies are complementary to Turquoise and so is Ignatia or Nat Mur.