Healing and Spiritual Properties of Turquoise and Citrine
The use of semi-precious and precious stones for physical, emotional and spiritual healing dates back to pre-historic times. Today gems have become very popular with alternative healers. Gifting a friend or family member with gemstones is considered as offering a healing. There’s a wide range of gems that provide healing benefits. Healing benefits of turquoise and citrine:
Turquoise: It is believed that this gem helps one to stay around love and be well connected with people around them. The person would always feel at home no matter where he/she is. Turquoise with dark lines are called Navajo turquoise, which are the more popular ones, suggested by healers. The gemstone by itself helps one feel the presence of unconditional love and connected. The sard (dark lines) keeps a person attached to their roots such as home, family and the good childhood memories. Copper is the main compound found in a turquoise gem which gives it the beautiful bluish- green color. It is known to be effective in drawing out negative energy from a person by channeling the bad vibrations back to the ground. The gemstone can sometimes be mistaken with a dyed Howlite. A Howlite has more dark lines compared to a real turquoise gemstone. One can identify a real turquoise by looking for the copper traits.
Citrine: This is a beautiful yellow gemstone. It helps individuals to manifest their dreams and aspirations. It attracts personal energy and abundance, and keeps one cheerful. It has medicinal benefits of the sun. It expands a person’s aura, removes the lingering toxins and fills it with light. It is believed to fill people with motivation to take action, to bring positive changes in their lives. It promotes cheerfulness and optimism. Citrine is an effective gemstone in aligning all the chakras. It works on balancing the chakras and integrates the higher and lower chakras. The crystal is also called “merchant stone”. If placed in a cash drawer of a merchant it is believed to help the business flourish. Citrine is recommended by alternative healers mainly to protect one from bad energy, promote clarity of thought, improve self-esteem and open one’s mind to new thoughts.