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December Birthstone - Turquoise & Tanzanite

Birthstones are gemstones that harmonize with calendar months or zodiac signs to help balance, enhance and support specific energies.


Tanzanite

Colors: Blue, Blue-Violet Usually found in: Tanzania Chakras represented: Heart (4th), Throat (5th) Third Eye (6th) Crown (7th), Soul Star (8th) Element: Wind A member of the Zoisite family, Tanzanite is a calcium aluminum silicate mineral with a hardness of 6.5 to 7, with Crystals usualy formed in prismatic columns. The stone was discovered in 1967 and while the name Tanzanite was introduced by Tiffany & Co, named after the African country Tanzania where it was discovered, most scientists refer to the stone as Blue Zoisite. Tanzanite is the most valuable of all the metaphysical stones. It is the stone that most effectively integrates the energy of the mind and the enrgy of the heart, helping one to remain centered in the hearts wisdom while evaluating the ideas of the activated mind. It opens up a cascade of thoughts and insights, but allows one to remain calm and centered.

A Tanzanite affirmation: My mind and heart meet in the center, balanced in inspiration and love. Turquoise

Turquoise Beads
Turquoise Beads

Colors: Blue, Green Usually found in: Iran, Afghanistan, Australia, Tibet, Southwest USA Chakra represented: Throat (5th) Element: Storm


Turquoise is a copper aluminum phosphate mineral with a hardness of 5-6. It is a semi-translucent to opaque gem that has veins of matrix (remnants of the rock in which it formed) running through it; Blue Turquoise is created because of iron, and Green Turquoise is pigmented by copper. The pharaohs and other rulers of ancient Egypt adorned themselves with it as early as 3200 B.C.



Turquoise is a stone for finding wholeness and truth; it stimulates the Throat chakra, making it easier to articulate and bring forth ones deepest wisdom. Turquoise is a "well rounded" stone and is a beneficial to the wholeness of our well being. This stone combines water, wind, fire and earth energies, therefore contain the power and unity of the Storm Element, and allows a person to integrate all the facets of their being into oneness. A Turquoise affirmation: From the wholeness of my heart, I speak truth with clarity. I haven't worked with much turquoise or Tanzanite... I think it's time to start! xo,


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