The importance of Blue Turquoise and its influence on the Vishuddhi Chakra
The Blue Turquoise is a gem that is associated with the Vishuddhi Chakra. The Vishuddhi chakra is located in the throat region and has to do with self-expression, communication, intellectual capacity and spiritual growth. It also governs our ability to understand others as well as ourselves. A general rule of thumb for when you should wear blue turquoise jewelry or other items would be if your Vishuddhi Chakra was out of balance or not functioning properly which could result in such things as speech impediments, difficulty communicating thoughts and feelings verbally or even hearing problems.
What is the Vishuddhi Chakra?
The Vishuddhi Chakra, also know as the Throat Chakra, is located in the neck, specifically on the throat. The Vishuddhi chakra is represented by a blue lotus and its associated color is Turquoise. It represents purity of thought (as opposed to impurities which are cleared from the other seven Chakras).
As mentioned above, the Throat Chakra is associated with communication and self-expression because of its connection with speech originating in the throat.
In general, a person who has opened up their Throat Chakra will be more willing to speak in front of others for any reason (whether it's a class presentation, giving speeches or just talking to someone).
Opening up the Throat Chakra can also allow people to express themselves verbally when they might not have been able to before.
Vishuddhi is the Sanskrit word for "purification" or "clarifying," and it describes one of the six classical chakras that deal with spiritual energy, namely psychic input from people, places, and things in our environment.
This sixth group of energy is clogged by doubt as well as emotional and physical attachments, so it is important to work through this Chakra when one needs spiritual cleansing.
What is Blue Turquoise?
Blue Turquoise is found in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. It is a semi-precious stone that has always been used in jewelry for its blue color and ability to be cut into the shapes of flowers or other objects by lapidaries.
It is thought that the name "Turquoise" comes from Turkey because it was originally imported overland from Persia through Constantinople (Istanbul) to Western Europe.
Blue Turquoise can be found in many colors, but the most common are blue and greenish-blue. Another possible source of the name was from Persian traders who used the word "turkose" (via French) for all precious stones coming out of China or Persia.
The earth naturally forms turquoise when dissolved copper seeps into cracks in the earth.
The natural process of Blue Turquoise formation involves dissolved copper sinking deep down and filling up a crack or crevice, then as it percolates upward through the stone's pores at an even rate (at about one inch every 20 years).
It takes about 100,000 years for this process to complete itself in the earth! This time frame makes Turquoise one of the oldest gemstones known to man and also gives it its rarity.
What are the Metaphysical Properties of Blue Turquoise?
Blue Turquoise is used for it's unique blue color, which resonates with the Throat Chakra.
It is used for self-expression and communication because of its connection to speech originating in the throat or neck area. It can also help clear any blockages that may be present from doubt and emotional attachment.
Blue Turquoise is a stone of protection against negative energy such as jealousy and envy. It can also be used for self-examination in order to find inner peace if the user is feeling restless or stressed out.
Blue Turquoise can promote physical healing of throat ailments such as laryngitis or sore throats by stimulating lymphatic drainage in that area through its vibrations.
You can access the power of Blue Turquoise by placing the crystals in your home, carrying them with you, or even wearing them in jewelry. Our Chakra Bracelet features blue turquoise to help you open your Vishuddhi Chakra and protect against negative energy.