Topaz Natural Gemstone
Keywords: Enhancement of mind and communication
Chakras: Throat, third eye
Birthstone: August, November, December
Zodiac Signs: Sagittarius, Virgo
Wedding Anniversary: 4th year – Blue Topaz, 23rd & 50th year – Imperial Topaz
Topaz Crystal Healing Properties:
Topaz reflects the energy of the mind and knowledge. It gently facilitates the communication of visions and knowledge to others. Topaz stimulates our ability to learn and to think through complex concepts and ideas. It helps calm the mind for meditation and is soothing to the emotional body. Blue Topaz supports the general health of the neck and throat.
Topaz History and Uses:
There are differing ideas about the origin of the name Topaz. Some believe it is named after the island of Topazios, now called Zabargad, in the Red Sea where Chrysolite was mined. The ancient Greeks named the island, which means “to seek”, possibly because it was difficult to find in the mists. Others believe the name Topaz comes from the ancient Indian Sanskrit word tapas meaning fire, referring to the golden color of Imperial Topaz. Topaz comes in a range of colors including colorless (white) to yellow, orange, red-brown, light to dark-blue, pink to red, violet and light-green. Ancient Egyptians and Romans associated Golden or Imperial Topaz with the sun god because of it’s color. Ancient Greeks believed it could increase men’s strength and virility. In ancient Indian tradition, it was believed to activate the throat chakra, enhancing self-expression.
Topaz Geological Description:
Topaz is an aluminum silicate fluoride hydroxide crystal with a hardness of 8. Topaz is found in the USA, Brazil, Africa, Sri Lanka, Russia, Burma, Australia, Japan, Madagascar and Mexico.
Affirmation: I perceive and express my intuitive insights with clarity and precision
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