Native American Birth Totem – Turquoise

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Native American Birth Totem – Turquoise

Native American Birth Totem – Turquoise

Because of its bright sky-blue color, some Native Americans referred to turquoise as the “sky stone”. As a stone of the sky, it was linked to the higher spiritual realms. Otter people are often attracted to mystical things, and turquoise can help them to find a balance between the physical and the spiritual.

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Turquoise is a calming, peaceful, and energy balancing stone; therefore it is a good stone for meditation. It is also a good stone for Otter people to keep with them for they are usually quite vulnerable to deceit or trickery, and are susceptible to emotional disturbances.

Turquoise is a very strong protector stone, as well as a great healer, and is said to ward off physical danger and illness by absorbing harmful vibrations. Native Americans often wore turquoise to protect themselves from injury, especially from broken bones. They believed that the turquoise would fracture instead of their bones. They put turquoise on their shields to protect them from weapons, and they also tied turquoise onto their horses to protect them from injury or breaking a limb.

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