If you were born during the festive month of December, you were born under the protection of one of the oldest known gemstones turquoise. The December poem reflects some of the properties with which the Turquoise is associated – prosperity, success, happiness, and good fortune. “If cold December gave you birth The month of snow and ice and mirth Place on your hand a turquoise blue Success will bless whate’er you do” The turquoise is relatively soft, and can easily be scratched or broken. Most recognized by its unique blue-green hue, turquoise has been on of the most prized gemstones for thousands of years. Turquoise was among the first gems to be mined, and while many historic sites have been depleted, some are still worked to this day. South West America remains the biggest producer, with states such as Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and California at the forefront. The stone can also be found in countries including Australia, China, Brazil and Egypt, where the stone has a rich history. Turquoise, being one of the earliest known stones to be used in jewellery, has been discovered on mummified Pharaohs of Early Egypt. The tomb of Tutankhamen was packed with turquoise jewellery, the stone being used on it sarcophagus and mortuary mask. This December birthstone is a protective stone, believed to shield the wearer from outside influences. In fact, in many cultures it is used to help children sleep protecting them from harm and preventing nightmares. The water energy of Turquoise can facilitate a better flow of energy through your body, making it a great crystal to incorporate into chakra healing. Known as ‘the master healer’ it can be used to resonate with all the seven chakras, but it is particularly beneficial when unblocking the brow and throat chakras. Place turquoise on the Brow Chakra to enhance intuition and meditation, or on the throat to gently purify the Throat Chakra – it can be extremely beneficial to the thyroid and the voice, even calming nerves when speaking in public. Turquoise has long been used in physical healing, relieving diseases and disorders. The copper content is thought to be effective for arthritis and rheumatism while the phosphorus is effective in treating lung conditions. This master healer is even believed to increase circulation to the muscles to heal torn ligaments or tendons. With such endless healing properties, it’s unsurprising that turquoise is a popular choice for jewellery pieces. Turquoise rings, pendants and earrings are all readily available on the market and will resonate with your chakras so with Christmas coming up, consider the protective energy of Turquoise as a great gift for a loved one this December. Psychic Light readers Honey, Hayley and Pattie all work with crystals to bring you sincere and insightful readings, so don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out more. If you or a loved one is celebrating a birthday this December, Psychic Light would like to wish you a very happy and fulfilled day!