According to Persian legend, turquoise is made of bones of those who died of unhappy love. It is a stone of happiness. Turquoise may be young (whiteish), mature (blue) and old (green). In the regions with high level of pollution Turquoise very quickly becomes old changing the color to green. According to Aztecs, Turquoise stones are “tears of goddess of the Skies”, a symbol of health, prosperity and love. Light blue Turquoise is a symbol of spirituality. Almost all ancient civilizations associated Turquoise with goddesses of love: in ancient Egypt – Isis, in ancient Greece – Aphrodite, in ancient Rome – Venus. Astrologists link Turquoise to Jupiter and Venus.
Talismans & amulets
Because of Turquoise’s ability to lose temporarily its shine before a bad weather, it was believed, that Turquoise absorbs and removes danger – therefore it is soldiers’ talisman. Warriors and hunters decorated their weapons with this stone to assure they will hit the mark. Turquoise eliminates fears and protects from falls – and so it was considered an amulet of riders. Wearing Turquoise amulet on the neck helps to treat jaundice, stops bleeding, makes childbirth easier.
Contemplation of a stone in the mornings improves eyesight. When Worn on the body (earrings, pendant, brooch, etc.), Turquoise strengthens heart, eliminates nervousness and fears.
The main property of Turquoise is to reconcile all hostile forces, to stop quarrels, to establish peace in the family, to take away anger. It strengthens intuition, increases independence. Gives ambition, bravery, an insight and a constancy. Draws positive influences, energy, emotion. It was worn for protection against a lightning. According to eastern legend, the one who looked at Turquoise in the morning, all the day long will be care-free. In the Middle Ages people believed that if woman wishes to win over a man, she should secretly sew in a piece of Turquoise in his clothes.
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