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Physical Properties

Topaz occurs in igneous rocks, pegmatites, granites and volcanic lavas. Topaz can be also be found in alluvial deposits as water worn pebbles in streams and river beds. Topaz comes in a range of colours, the most valuable being the deep golden yellows and pinks. Blue and green stones are popular. Some topaz is irradiated and heat treated to give a range of blue colours. Topaz crystals have a characteristic lozenge shape. The crystals have one perfect cleavage plane. The name topaz ids thought to be derived from the Sanskrit word tapas meaning fire.
Chemical composition: Aluminium fluorohydroxysilicate
Crystal structure: Orthorhombic
Hardness: 8

Metaphysical Properties and Crystal Healing

hailed the stone of the century, Topazdetoxifies the body, warms, awakens, inspires an abundance of health by giving powerful assistance to tissue regeneration and strengthening almost every organ and gland. Soothing peaceful, tranquillizing, inspiring creativity and self expression that will co-operate with your higher self. Golden Topaz: The most powerful, electromagnetic of yellow / solar plexus gems. A strong, steady, high level gem for mental clarity, focus, perceptivity, high level concepts, confidence, personal power and stamina. Helps mood swings, insomnia, worries, fears, depression, exhaustion, nervous system stress, and stomach anxiety. Also works somewhat with the crown chakra. Liver / pancreas detoxification, blood sugar balance, tissue and backbone strengthener (physically and emotionally). Radiates warmth, sunlight energy, and protection. Excellent for water signs, teachers, excess work stress, manifesting and higher-self connection. Brings emotions and thinking into balance.
Light Pink and Champagne Topaz: Works especially with the heart to engender love and spiritual compassion, it brings emotions and thinking into balance.
Blue Topaz: Enhances metabolism, emotional balance, soothing, cooling, peace, tranquillity, creativity, self expression, enhances psychic perception, communication with higher Self and spirit guides, alignment with our higher self, creative expression, writing.

In Astrology

Topaz is the Traditiona, Modern and Ayurvedic Birthstone of the zodiac sign Sagittarius. In the 12 tribes of Israel, Topaz is the stone of the tribe of Simeon, which also has the sign of Sagittarius associated with it.
Yellow Topaz is associated with the zodiac signs Aries and Leo, while blue Topaz is associated with the star sign Capricorn.
The 17th century astrologer William Lilly associated Topaz with the planet Jupiter.
The famous mineralogist George Frederick Kunz in his 20th century book 'The Curious Lore of Precious Stones' associated Topaz with the planets Mars and Saturn .
Blue Topaz is also associated with the planets Mercury and Uranus. Yellow Topaz is associated with Jupiter.

7 Chakras

Golden Topaz: Swadhisthana - the Sacral or Navel Chakra ( 2 ) and Sahasrara, the Crown Chakra ( 7 ).
Light Pink or Champagne Topaz: Anahata, the Heart Chakra ( 4 ).
Blye Topaz: Vishuddha, the Throat Chakra ( 5 ) and Ajna, The Third Eye Chakra ( 6 ).

Topaz Crystal 006

Topaz Crystal 006

Clear topaz crystal. Location: North West Frontier Pakistan. Dimensions: 3.7 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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