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Turquoise

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turquoiseTurquoise is a stone that has been prized for many years.  Turquoise is one of the oldest protection amulets, and it was also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures.  The ancient Egyptians used turquoise in jewelry. 

Turquoise is greenish-blue or pale sky blue.  The name means “Turkish stone” as it came to Europe by way of Turkey.

Strength, protection from harm, psychic sensitivity, and connection to the spirit world are its major focus.

If given a turquoise by a loving friend, that stone would protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune.  The turquoise is the symbol of friendship.  It also brings peace to the home.

This stone is a very personal and meaningful stone to one who wears it.  Turquoise takes on the characteristics of the owner.

Healing Properties of Turquoise

Neutralizes overacidity, alleviates rheumatism, gout, stomach problems, viral infections, increases growth and muscular strength, alleviates pain,  and relaxes cramps.  It contains anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects. 

Wear on or near the solar plexus.  Use with copper to increase the power of turquoise.

Turquoise was mined more than 6,000 years ago in Sinai.  The best turquoise comes from Iran, but not much is exported now.  Much of the turquoise comes from Mexico and the United States today.

Ruby

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rubyThe ruby is considered to be the most powerful gem in the universe and is associated with many astral signs.  To own a ruby is said to have contentment and peace.  Placed under a pillow, the ruby may ward off bad dreams.  Ruby rings should be worn on the left hand so as to receive the life force and have protection.

Given as a gift, the ruby is a symbol of friendship and love.  The ruby is also the symbol of vitality and royalty.

Love Stone

The ruby is filled with love.  It also helps sexual love to be more passionate. People lacking in self-love should have and meditate with a ruby.  It also gives the courage to be the best potential that a person has.

Healing Properties of Ruby

Ruby works with bloodflow as an aid to circulation.  It aids the cleansing and removal of infection or germs in the blood.  The ruby may be worn in jewelry, but never close to the solar plexus, as the ruby has a disquieting effect upon it.  In a ring, wear it on your left hand.

The color of rubies varies from vermilion to red.  The most desired color is “pigeon’s blood,” which is pure red with a hint of blue.  If the color is too pink, the stone is a pink sapphire.  The same is true if it is too violet – it is then a violet sapphire.  The best rubies and star rubies are bright red.  Most rubies come from Burma and Thailand.

Moss Agate

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Moss agate is one of the more modest members of the crystal world. It lacks the glitter of lapis lazuli, the radiance of clear quartz, or the striations of tiger’s eye, a flashier representative of the agate family. However, if you examine a moss agate closely, you may discover a world within it.

This stone is characteristically white or clear with an internal pattern of black, gray, brown, red, or green.  I think the green is the most beautiful.  Its interior resembles a delicate and beautiful plant, or when the imagination is fully active, a forest.

Because of these markings, this stone has traditionally been considered to have a special relationship with nature. 

Its markings also have another significance. It can be used to correct imbalances and conflicts between the left brain (the logical, rational side) and the right brain (related to intuition and seeing the unity of things or ideas).  It can help highly methodical people to let go of some of their restrictions, and it assists highly creative people to manifest their visions in practical ways.

Healing Properties of Moss Agate

Moss agates are considered the most powerful of the agates.  It was the agate of warriors.  Moss agate is the most powerful of the agates that helps balance emotional energy.  It helps the user to let go of anger and bitterness, so the emotions are balanced.

Moss agate also strengthens in times of stress.  Moss agate enhances concentration, persistence, endurance, and success in one’s endeavors.  It is an abundance stone.