December Birthstone: What To Know About Turquoise & Its Meaning

As Yulia Van Doren, author of Crystals: The Modern Guide to Crystal Healing and founder of Goldirocks previously told mbg, turquoise is a stone of folklore wisdom and natural magic. “It reminds us that we can draw support and healing from the natural world whenever needed—all you have to do is ask,” she says.

And according to Leavy, turquoise is associated with the elements of air and water, as well as the signs of Sagittarius, and less slightly, Capricorn.

“It really is a great stone for communication, intuition, emotional healing, and emotional balance,” Leavy tells mbg, adding, “It’s also good for present moment awareness and mindfulness, and self-expression—especially if you have a difficult time communicating your needs or talking about your feelings or emotions.”

It’s also good for self-confidence and promoting relaxation, any type of spiritual work, and even enhancing meditation. Long story short—this is a versatile stone in its application!

So to work with it, Leavy recommends carrying it in your pocket, particularly if you wanted to work on self-expression and self-competence. “Incorporating this crystal into your altar or sacred space, because of its connection with the water elements and with intuition, could be beneficial as well,” she adds.

And good news if you’re planning on gifting turquoise to a December baby in your life: Crystal expert Heather Askinosie previously wrote for mbg that when turquoise is given as a gift, its healing properties are thought to be magnified.

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