Turquoise is a beautiful stone that appears in a stream of heavenly colors, from aqua blue to light azure green. It has a pure and uplifting energy, like clear waters in the most ideal natural setting.
The beauty of turquoise has been highly prized for centuries in various cultures, from Persian and Egyptian royalty to Native People in the Americas (North, Central, and South America).
Sadly, today turquoise is widely affected by either imitations or severe treatment. As the blue color of turquoise is so attractive (and healing), the market is flooded by turquoise jewelry and beads that are far from being genuine.
The Stone's Meaning
Because of its heavenly energy, turquoise is believed to provide not only protection from negativity but also a clear connection to the purity of natural elements, especially the elements of water and air.
The water energy in turquoise can facilitate a better flow of energy in one's body, thus promoting gentle detoxification and improving the state of one's immune system. Turquoise works beautifully with lapis lazuli, as both stones bring pure sea-to-sky energy that is needed for one's growth and overall well-being.
Turquoise can also help one receive higher guidance and direction, as well as live life with more joy and happiness. The calming and uplifting color of turquoise can bring peace and higher energy to any relationship.
Most of the turquoise on the market comes from Southwestern US, Australia, Chile, and India.
Its Feng Shui Properties
In feng shui, turquoise is used for its beautiful expression of the water feng shui element. As such, turquoise is used as a feng shui cure for attracting wealth and money as well as a cure to improve one's health and well-being.
The calming and uplifting energy of the turquoise makes it a very good choice for children's rooms (especially teenagers), home office, or the living and family room.
Be mindful not to place your turquoise in direct sunlight, and protect it from scratches and falls.
Feng Shui Placement
As a wealth cure, turquoise can be placed in your Money area (southeast bagua area of your home or office). A feng shui gem tree with turquoise is a popular cure for this area, as well as the addition of any gold, be it in Chinese coins or any other appropriate decor item.
To improve health and well-being, place turquoise in the east bagua area. Be sure to also bring the two other feng shui elements needed in this area--the Earth element (light yellow and sandy colors) and the Wood element (green and light brown colors)--for more harmonious energy.
Several turquoise polished stones can be a good addition to your bedroom, especially if your relationship is going through challenges.
You can buy polished turquoise stones, or you can choose from a variety of turquoise carvings. Explore the meaning of many feng shui symbols, and choose the energy you like or need. For example, if you are looking to create more harmony and happiness in your love relationship, you should choose two turquoise hearts and place them in your love area.
As with other crystals and stones, do not forget that you can benefit from their energy by wearing them as jewelry. There is a variety of stunning turquoise jewelry on the market; just be sure you buy from a reputable supplier. No matter which form of turquoise jewelry you choose for yourself, be gentle with it, and do not expose your turquoise to harsh elements.