The History and Meaning of Topaz
Topaz gemstone is the birthstone of November
Topaz is also a zodiac gemstone for December
Topaz is the Gemstone for the 4th anniversary in marriage
Meaning of Topaz
Topaz is a mellow, empathetic stone that directs energy to where it is needed most. It soothes, heals, stimulates, recharges, re-motivates and aligns the meridians of the body. Topaz promotes truth and forgiveness. It helps shed light on the path, highlights goals and taps into inner resources. This crystal brings about a trust in the universe that enables you to “be” rather than “do” it cuts through doubt and uncertainty. Topaz’s vibrant energy brings joy, generosity, abundance and good health. It has traditionally been known as a stone of love and good fortune, bringing successful attainment of goals. It is extremely supportive for affirmations and manifestation, and for visualization. Excellent for cleaning the aura and for inducing relaxation, Topaz releases tension at any level and can speed up spiritual development where it has been laborious. When worn as amulet, topaz was said to drive away sadness and strengthen the intellect. Mounted in gold and hung around the neck, it was believed to dispel bad charms
Topaz helps you to discover your own inner riches, it makes you feel confident and philanthropic, wanting to share your good fortunes and spread sunshine all around. Negativity does not survive around joyful Topaz. This stone promotes openness and honesty, self-realization and urge to develop inner wisdom.
Topaz aids problem solving and is particularly useful for those engaged in the arts. It helps you to become aware of the influence you have and of the knowledge you have gained through hard work and life experiences. This stone has the capacity to see both the bigger picture and the minute detail, recognizing how they interrelate. Topaz assists in expressing ideas and confers It stabilizes the emotions and makes you receptive to love from every source.
Topaz can be used to manifest health. It aids digestion and combats anorexia, restores the sense of taste, fortifies the nerves and stimulates the metabolism. Saint Hildegard of Bingen recommended elixir of Topaz to correct dimness if vision.
History and Legend of Topaz
The Egyptians believed that Golden and yellow topaz was colored with the golden glow of the sun god Ra.
The ancient Greeks believed that it had the power to increase one’s strength and make its wearer invisible in cases of emergency.
The Romans associated topaz with Jupiter, who is also the god of the sun.
One of the most famous topaz gems is a giant specimen set in the Portuguese Crown
An English superstition held that Topaz cured Lunacy
Placed on the throat chakra or third eye aids those chakra and verbalization. It is an excellent colour for meditation and attuning too the higher self, assisting in living according your own aspirations and views. This colour attunes in living according your own aspirations and seeing the scripts you have been living by and to recognize where you have strayed from your own truth
Clear White Topaz
White Topaz aids in becoming aware of thoughts and deeds and the karmic effect that these have. It assists in purifying emotions and actions, activating cosmic awareness. In healing, clear Topaz removes stagnant or stuck energy.
Pink Topaz is a stone of hope. It gently eases out old patterns of disease and dissolves resistance, opening the way to radiant health. This stone shows you the face of the divine.
Golden Imperial Topaz
Golden Topaz acts like a battery and re-chargers spiritually and physically, strengthening faith and optimism. It is an excellent stone for conscious attunement to the highest forces in the universe and can be used to store information received in this way. It reminds you of your divine origins.
Topaz has a hardness of 8 on the Mohs scale
In the 19th century, pink topaz was discovered in Russia
An American Gold Topaz weighed a massive 22,892.5 carats