The Color Turquoise

October 10, 2011 5:56 AM

The color of heart and voice

A combination of blue and green with a touch of yellow, turquoise blends the peace and tranquility of blue and the balance and growth of green with the uplifting energy of yellow. It is refreshing and healing; a friendly, happy color.

In the chakra tradition, turquoise combines the heart (green) and throat (blue) chakras; encouraging us to speak what is in our heart. This color promotes successful communication, clarity of thought, increased creativity and self-sufficiency. It is the color of personal authenticity.

Physiologically, turquoise recharges our spirits and lessens stress. It is a good color to aid public speakers by encouraging concentration and clarity of thought, calming the nervous system. It provides help with self-control and expression, and builds confidence. It encourages self-love, which in turn gives us the ability to love others unconditionally.

On the other hand, this encouraged self-love can easily become self-centered, focusing on one’s own needs rather than the needs of others. The color turquoise can promote boastfulness and narcissism. This color can sometimes be impractical and idealistic.

How to use turquoise to affect your life:

Feeling tired and lethargic, change into a teal or aqua sweater and this will provide gentle invigoration, enabling you to face the world refreshed.

If you anticipate being in a situation where quick thinking will be essential, wear turquoise. This color will also help when setting out to organize and manage others.

When deciding what to wear to a job interview, aqua is important if you are looking to use your voice in your intended job like the public speaking, teaching, managing, and in healing professions.

When you are stuck in a rut and do not know which way to move forward, surround your self with this calming, clarifying color. It will aid you in seeing the pros and cons of the situation and enable you to move forward with confidence and authenticity.

According to feng shui, turquoise or aqua can be used as blue or green to affect an environment. It represents fluidity, movement of new ideas, healing and growing. Based on the bagua chart, it is best when used in the health and family (center left) and knowledge and self-cultivation (front left) sections of one’s home. Using the compass directions, aqua/blue green is best used in the North and East sections of your space.

Aqua colored gemstones include turquoise, aquamarine, amazonite, topaz, apatite, Peruvian opal, drusy, and tourmaline. It has been suggested that wearing jewelry with aqua colored stones combines the cleansing effects of green and the soothing action of blue. It is purifying and calming; will enhance your creativity and help you connect with your authentic self.

Once you employ the tool of color to your daily life, you will naturally reach for clothes or jewelry that enhances your day. One day I felt compelled to wear a strand of gorgeous apatite beads, understated and powerful. This required me to change my outfit to something that provided a nice background for these jewels. Sure enough, I ran into someone that had been troubling me for a while. I could feel the protection of the stones and was able to speak my truth, something I had not done with this person previously.

The actual turquoise stone has long been used for its protective qualities; deflecting negative energy and bringing good fortune. It also brings peace to one’s home. The Native American’s believe that turquoise has the ability to neutralize over-acidity, alleviate rheumatism, gout, stomach problems, and viral infections. They suggest this stone increases growth and muscular strength; alleviates pain and relaxes cramps.

When you wear aqua you say to the world, “I enjoy life to its fullest.” “I speak what is in my heart.”

For more information on color, please check out the previous posts:

Introduction: Using Color as a Tool for Self Improvement

The Color Red

The Color Orange

The Color Yellow

The Color Green

The Color Blue

The Color Indigo

The Color Purple

The Color Pink

The Color White

The Color Gray

The Color Black

More varied than any landscape was the landscape in the sky, with islands of gold and silver, peninsulas of apricot and rose against a background of many shades of turquoise and azure. – Cecil Beaton

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