Turquoise, the Sagittarian birthstone, is found in many
parts of the world, including the United States, Iran, Africa,
Tibet, and China.
In a number of cultures it's traditionally considered to
be a bridge between earth and heaven. This makes it an ideal
stone for Sag (imagine the Archer's arrow soaring into the
air), since this sign tends to be more interested in matters
of the mind and spirit than those which are material and
practical. Sagittarians often like to be as interested in
and involved in more things than other signs would find
humanly possible. An unkind description of their mental
processes would be "scattered."
At a certain point even the most stalwart Sag may become
bewildered by the dazzling breath of his/her mental activities
and might even feel lost, or at least notice that little
of this activity is yielding material results.
This is where turquoise becomes invaluable. Turquoise helps
to ground the wandering Sagittarians while keeping their
connection to the infinite open.
In fact, some Native cultures held the belief that by wearing
it the human mind becomes one with the universe.
Turquoise is also a stone of mental clarity and clear communication.
It helps us to be clear on what we want, and to then be
able to communicate our desires to others. This again helps
Sagittarians when they have so many ideas and possibilities
that they have difficulty in sorting out priorities.
While Sagittarians don't usually get as wired as their opposite
sign, Gemini, their excitement over ideas can cause them
to forget to touch earth, as noted above. Turquoise's energy,
being both calming and stabilizing, is very helpful for