The Use and Meaning of Topaz in Feng Shui

History, Healing Properties, and Benefits

topaz crystals on a shelf

The Spruce / Kara Riley 

Topaz is a beautiful stone that’s often used for restoration, relaxation, and manifestation, and the stone has many spiritual meanings attached to it, as well. There are different varieties of topaz, each with unique qualities. Precious topaz, which is orange or red, is one of the birthstones associated with November. Blue topaz is one of the December birthstones. People who were born under the Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Capricorn zodiac signs are meant to wear topaz.

Topaz is a good and lucky stone for use in feng shui, as well. Explore the healing energy of topaz to enhance the feng shui of your home.

What Is Topaz?

Topaz comes in many colors, which is why it has often been confused with other gemstones. Orange and red topaz tends to be the most valuable variety. Blue topaz, which is often really colorless topaz that has been treated, is plentiful. You can also find topaz in shades of yellow, pink, green, red, and purple. 

Properties of Topaz

  • Color: Brown, blue, yellow, orange, pink, red, purple, green, colorless
  • Chakra: Depends on color
  • Number: Vibrates to 6
  • Planet: Sun, Jupiter
  • Zodiac: Sagittarius, Horse
  • Bagua areas: Kun, Tai Qi
  • Elements: Earth, Fire
  • Origin: Australia, Germany, India, Mexico, Myanmar, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United States

Meaning and Uses of Topaz

Topaz is a very joyful and rejuvenating stone, and it’s helpful in the process of manifestation. It helps promote self-trust, as well as trust in the universe. Topaz invites you to focus more on being and less on doing, and it encourages receptivity. Topaz helps you get clarity on your path and your desires, and it also helps you tap into your inner resources. It’s often used to cleanse the aura and increase relaxation and release tension. 

topaz crystal
The Spruce / Kara Riley  

Types of Topaz

Blue Topaz

Blue topaz is especially connected to the third eye and throat chakras and is a great stone for meditation. Work with blue topaz if you want to communicate your truth and your desires clearly. Blue topaz helps you connect to your intuitive abilities and your higher self. 

Golden Topaz

Golden topaz is a great stone to work with if you feel like you need to recharge. It boosts confidence and generosity, and helps you become more aware of your own gifts. It can also help you attract helpful people to you, and increase feelings of peace and relaxation. 

Multi-Colored Topaz

Multi-colored topaz is a wonderful stone for meditation. It also helps to balance emotions and shift any unhelpful emotional or behavioral patterns that may be getting in your way.

Rutilated Topaz

Rutilated topaz is rare and contains another mineral called goethite. The mineral creates inclusions that look like golden threads in clear or smoky topaz. This stone is particularly helpful for manifestation. 

Pink Topaz

Pink topaz helps remove resistance. It increases feelings of hope and forgiveness, and it’s connected to the heart chakra. 

Yellow Topaz

Yellow topaz is beneficial in cleansing auras, increasing joy, and releasing tension. It can also improve seeing and vision. Yellow topaz also means harmony, balance, and serenity.

Clear Topaz

Clear topaz is a cleansing and purifying stone, making it very helpful for removing any stagnant energy. It can also expand your awareness and help you move through transitions more smoothly. 

Swiss Blue Topaz

Swiss blue topaz is a bright blue stone with a very strong vibration. It is often used for soul nourishment and connecting more deeply to purpose. The spiritual meaning of blue topaz is clarity.

topaz crystal
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The History of Topaz

Topaz has meant different things to many cultures around the world. Ancient Romans and Egyptians believed the stone had supernatural powers, was blessed by the sun god for its glowing yellow color, and would bring strength, protection, and reconciliation in daily life. Throughout time, the topaz was used to break evil spells and to foretell a long life filled with luck and beauty. During the 18th century, topaz jewelry became popular in aristocratic Europe where the stone symbolized wealth and power.

Today, members of the royal family, such as Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and celebrities alike are often seen wearing topaz pieces. Topaz is found all over the world, from the United States to Brazil and from Sri Lanka to Russia and China.

Uses in Feng Shui

Activate Kun, the Relationship Corner

There’s an area of the feng shui bagua map called Kun, which is connected to relationships, partnerships, and love. Kun is also related to yin earth, which is very receptive. Think of soft, nurturing soil where plants can grow and thrive. A lot of us can get overly focused on doing more and more things, and we sometimes forget to sit back and receive. If you do want to cultivate this more receptive energy, try placing topaz in the relationship corner of your home with this intention. Kun position will be in the far right corner of your home or your bedroom when you are standing at the entrance looking in. Kun position is associated with the color pink, so pink topaz would be especially supportive in this area. 

Activate Tai Qi, the Health Area

The Tai qi is the center of the feng shui bagua. It represents your overall well-being. Because it’s in the center, Tai qi is connected to all of the bagua areas around it, each representing a different area of life. This makes sense if you think about it: A strong foundation of wellness makes it much easier to make positive changes in every other part of life as well. With greater well-being, you are able to show up more fully in your career, your relationships, your family, and so on. To activate the Tai qi, place a yellow, orange, or brown topaz crystal in the center of your home or bedroom. These colors are all expressions of earth, which is the element associated with the Tai qi. 

Invite Relaxation in the Bedroom

Your bedroom bedroom should be a relaxing sanctuary where you can release any tension or to-do lists from the day. Topaz is a great stone to include in your bedroom for these reasons since it aids relaxation and trust in yourself and the universe. 

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  1. Topaz: November Birthstone. American Gem Trade Association.