April is the harbinger of summer sunshine and better days ahead. Aries, the zodiac sign native to April, is also the firstborn of the zodiac family and is associated with the ram.
Aries natives are thought to be spontaneous, courageous and adventurous. They are highly energetic and skilled at initiating projects. The birthstone associated with Aries is White Topaz.
History and Myth
White Topaz is associated with the planets Jupiter, Mercury and Venus. It symbolises hope, affection, and peace.
The etymology of the word ‘Topaz’ has many diverse roots, reflective of its popularity amongst ancient global traditions:
- The name ‘Topaz’ comes from the Island of Topazas in the Red Sea
- ‘Topazas’ means ‘to seek’ in Greek
- In Hinduism, it takes its roots in the Sanskrit word ‘Tapas’ meaning ‘fire’
- Egyptians believed that it was coloured by the Sun God, Ra
- Romans believed that White Topaz was associated with the Sun God ‘Helios’
The gemstone has also made numerous appearances in folklore and legend, being mentioned numerous times in the holy text of the Bible. With a reputation to cure one of lunacy, provide protection for travellers and enhance the mental capacity of the wearer, the gem is a popular addition to prayer beads and crystal collections.
The vibrant energy of the White Topaz is thought to bring joy, abundance, generosity and good health to the wearer. An emphatic stone that soothes, heals, stimulates and recharges the meridians of the body, the White Topaz crystal is used for affirmations, manifestations and visualisations.
Here are a few benefits of White Topaz:
- Aids digestion
- Combats anorexia
- Restores a sense of taste
- Stimulates metabolism
- Corrects dimness of vision
- Aids in problem-solving
- Provides emotional support
The White Topaz is associated with the Throat and the Third Eye Chakra. It is believed that the White Topaz synchronises your thoughts and ideas with the divine. The White Topaz gemstone is great for meditation.
Aries – White Topaz
White Topaz jewellery evokes psychic and intuitive abilities within the wearer. A symbol of love and good fortune, it is thought to attract the right person into your life for friendship, love, and business.
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