Turquoise is the Sagittarius talisman stone, connected to them across multiple civilizations and origin stories. It is supposed to help with horses, archery, gambling, and shamanic pursuits – add politics in the pub for the complete Saggo package.
Turquoise symbolizes the liminal space where the sky meets the sea and protection against ill-wishers. It will evidently change color or break to warn against incoming flack. In the 16th Century the Emperor Rudolph’s revered court physician – Anselmus de Boodt – wrote of its mystical powers:
“The turquoise is believed to strengthen the sight and spirits of the wearer; but its chief commendation is against falls, which everybody believes it takes upon itself so that the wearer escapes hurt—a property beyond the scope of reason. I can solemnly affirm that I always wear one set in a ring the property of which I can never sufficiently admire…
Say adieu then to impostures of vain men and enchanters! The turquois should be praised, however, because if carried, it allays and prevents pains in the eyes, and in the testes; it serves to stop enmity in some and reconciles the love of man and woman.”
The name ‘turquoise’ is a mash-up of ‘Turkey-stone’ as it arrived in Europe via that country but the ancient Persians called it ‘perozah’ – the victory stone. In Ancient Egypt, it was the Goddess Hathor’s talisman stone and their word for it was mefkhat.
Ideally, it finds you – a feat that is perhaps more difficult now than when this ideal was first established. Still why not try? If you are a Sagittarius or you want to support the Sagittarius sector of your natal chart, muse on the stone when the Moon is near Jupiter and ask for it to come your way. If you and this powerful rock are meant to connect, you’ll dream where to find a piece or one will arrive via mysterious synchronicity.
As Dr De Boodt said, “Assuredly the turquoise doth possess a soul more intelligent than that of man.”