All About Auspicious Stones: Yellow Topaz
Topaz can be considered one of the most popular if not the most popular auspicious stones of all. Topaz is actually a rare gemstone which has been confused with many other yellow colored stones in the past. It is only in recent times that the exclusivity of yellow topaz has been marked out for clarity of purpose in astrology. Etymology of topaz originates from the Greek word topazos, which refers to a bright yellow colored stone. This descriptive name could also be the reason behind topaz being mistaken with many other stones of similar form and color. Citrine, a certain type of quartz with yellow impurities is one such common example of topaz lookalike.
Yellow topaz, as the name suggests, is found in different hues and shades of yellow, bright, dark, reddish etc. Topaz is an attractive stone used abundantly in modern jewelry and artwork. For achievement of variety in beauty topaz is often treated to gain different colors like blue and green. Yellow topaz is also known to possess medicinal/healing properties for heart and mental disorders. It can also change color in presence of danger or if the wearer is about to make a wrong decision. In Greek mythology yellow topaz it was believed to double the wearer’s strength and give him mystical powers, such as invisibility.
Benefits of Yellow Topaz
In Astrology, the yellow topaz is ruled by Jupiter and is used for pleasing the planet for good luck. The sapphire has to be unblemished for best results in gaining, wealth, health, power, love and success. Genuineness and free of blemishes are crucial in working of the yellow topaz and opposite effects can happen with negligence to this part. Such flaws in the stone can invite danger, worsen health conditions, and create misunderstandings between loved ones.
Many beliefs surround the yellow topaz, some believe that the yellow topaz should only be worn by those born in the month of November and for those born in December the more exotic blue variety is suitable. Numerology has it’s angle too, some believe that those with wedding anniversaries on the 4th, 19th, or the 23rd should year yellow topaz for a healthy and lasting marriage. Some mythologies relate the stone with the sun god and consider it an extremely powerful source of energy and strength, only to be used under specialized guidance. Whatever be your country or culture the yellow topaz is sure to make way into the belief system.