Birthstones are gemstones that harmonize with calendar months or zodiac signs to help balance, enhance and support specific energies.
Colors: Gold, Blue, Pink, Brown, Orange, Clear Usually found in: Brazil, Sri Lanka, Burma, Russia, Japan, Mexico, USA Chakras represented: All Element: Fire Topaz is an aluminum silicate hydroxide crystal with a hardness of 8. It often forms natural eight-sided prismatic crystals. Large topaz specimens weighing over 220 pounds have been discovered over the years, along with thousand-carat forms that reside at the Smithsonian. Topaz is derived from "Topazos", which means "to seek", and the Sanskrit word "tapaz", which means "fire". In the middle ages, Topaz was thought to enhance mental powers and prevent insanity.
Clear Topaz works to help in the process of clarifying ones intention, aligning it with the Divine Will to bring it into the physical realm. Clear Topaz is a magnifier, so conscious intention when working with it is imperative. Golden Topaz is great for aiding in creative pursuits and expanding personal willpower. Blue Topaz is wonderful for information processing and clear communication, and is also a great enhancer of psychic abilities. A Topaz affirmation: I express the highest vibrations of Spirit in all that I do. Citrine
Colors: Yellow, Amber, Orange Usually found in: Brazil, Madagascar, Africa, Russia, Spain, France Chakra represented: Root (1st), Sacra, (2nd) and Solar Plexus (3rd) Element: Fire
Citrine is a silicon dioxide mineral. and a member of the Quartz family; The yellow pigment of the stone is caused by iron.
The word "Citrine" is derived from the French word for lemon, "citron", and the use of this stone is amulets, talismans and rings dates back to 300 B.C.
Citrine is a powerful stone for manifestation and enhancement of inner willpower and strength. It is the premier stone for the sacral, or 2nd chakra, and is a hallmark of creativity and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge, says Einstein, and Citrine is a powerhouse of creative thinking. Citrine carries a magnetic frequency that allows for clearing away of energies blocking out manifestations; it's purifying elements come from the smoky quartz energy combined with the fire element.
A Citrine affirmation: I open myself to the inspiration of my creative imagination, and through the strength of my will, aligned with the Divine, I manifest my dreams. I think that the brilliant (and rare) orange of Citrine and Topaz might be my ultimate favorite stone; but don't tell the others! xo,