HOLD ONTO YOUR HATS, IT’S SCORPIO SEASON!
Happy birthday and blessings to our Scorpio brethren! If you’re fated enough to be born between October 23-November 21, welcome to the Scorpio realm. One of the more puzzling signs, we Scorpios have passion and power like fire signs, but frolic in the proverbial astrological lagoons like other water signs while relying on our excellent intuition and self-preservation skills.
Be wary of our sting though, as we’re represented by our celestial spirit, the Scorpion zodiac. Scorpios know what they want. They see the bigger picture in life and lead with a certain je nais sais quoi, or enigmatic charm that others just can’t seem to get enough of. Without further ado, let’s get into it!
UNDERSTANDING THE SCORPIO ZODIAC SIGN
Scintillating Scorpio is ruled by the planet Pluto, the governess of both destruction and transformation. On our good days, we are ambitious and enticing to all who encounter us. And on our bad days, we find it difficult to relinquish our need for control. In general, we are at our best when we harness our intense energy towards our deep, soulful connections with lovers and friends. We excel when we can build trust with others as our empathy, emotional depth, and commitment to loved ones help illuminate the darkest parts of our psyche.
As Scorpios can be varied in nature, it makes perfect sense we would be drawn to the Scorpio birthstone, the topaz gemstone. The Scorpio stone topaz is just as enigmatic as us Scorpios. Cool or warm-toned, with properties that promote self-trust and faith in the universe as well. A natural match for Scorpios so we can increase our intuitive nature and clairvoyance against all of life’s twists and turns.
While the topaz is one of the crystals for Scorpio zodiac placements, precious topaz is also the birthstone for all November birthdays (that includes you, Sagittarius). Not a zodiac Scorpio, Sagittarius, or November baby? All topaz lovers can benefit from its receptive, grounding qualities!
THE SCORPIO ZODIAC STONE: TOPAZ
Topaz is one of several crystals for Scorpio and has a wide color range beyond brown, including various tones and saturations of blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple. Colorless topaz is plentiful and is often treated to give it a blue color. Topaz is also pleochroic, meaning that the gem can show different colors in different crystal directions.
The Scorpio stone also has several different types to its class: the imperial topaz is a medium reddish-orange to orange-red, a more luxurious color. Sherry topaz-named after sherry wine-is a yellowish brown or brownish yellow to orange. Stones in this color range are often called precious topaz to help distinguish them from similarly colored (but less expensive) citrine and smoky quartz.
Topaz registers an 8/10 on the Mohs hardness scale, which means it’s okay to wear your topaz rings and other jewelry with more hand-heavy day-to-day activities! Never take off that ring again!
SYMBOLISM AND MEANING OF TOPAZ
Eloquent romantic poet Pablo Neruda wrote, “Whenever you touch a Topaz, it touches you. It awakens a gentle fire, like wine awakens in grapes. Still unborn, clear wine seeks channels amidst stone, demands words, bestows its secret nourishment, shares out the kiss of human skin. The touch of stone and man in serene peace kindles garlands of fleeting flowers, which then returns to primary sources: flesh and stone: contrary elements.”
The topaz Scorpio birthstone symbolizes wealth, power, protection, and was even thought to alleviate sickness during the Renaissance, all attractive qualities us Scorpios yearn for.. While the Scorpio within us can have a hard exterior, the inner workings reveal a loyalty unmatched and topaz can soothe our edginess with calming properties and protects us from mental fatigue and unnecessary bouts of anger.
The topaz Scorpio birthstone is also said to be a “builder of bridges” establishing trust and building relationships with others where us Scorpios can be wary or suspicious of outside intentions. It also helps us with empathy, communication, and serenity, helping to temper our fierceness into something more palatable for our loved ones. That fierceness is still an admirable trait, but having extra patience and empathy towards others is never a bad thing!
Spiritually and emotionally, topaz is also known as the Scorpio stone of love and good fortune and brings joy, abundance, and good health to all who wear it, but especially us as it’s our Scorpio birthstone!
TOPAZ HEALING PROPERTIES AS THE SCORPIO BIRTHSTONE
Topaz plays an excellent role in helping ground people as it soothes, heals, stimulates, recharges, remotivates and aligns the meridians of the body- directing that healing energy to where it is needed most within us.
Blue topaz is especially helpful for us Scorpio individuals as it yields truth, wisdom, and forgiveness, helping us better tune into our intuition and abate the paranoia that not everyone is out to get us in this dog-eat-dog world.
Topaz also helps Scorpios communicate better as it shines a light into our own truths, and when we are true to ourselves, we can be true to others.
OTHER CRYSTALS FOR SCORPIOS
Topaz not your thing? Embrace other crystals for Scorpios with gems like citrine, morganite, opal, and aquamarine.
Citrine is a great choice for a Scorpio stone that isn’t topaz. Citrine’s warm yellow hues cultivate energizing properties, symbolizing warmth, clarity, and abundance vital to harmonious Scorpio inner life. Our Juniper Citrine and Diamond Cluster Ring highlights the effortless natural beauty of citrine with a pear cut citrine stone framed by elegant melee diamonds. The result is a grounding, earthy, and warm look that, for Scorpios, can’t be beat.
Another beautiful choice for Scorpio zodiac stone is the morganite stone. This pale pink stone adds a relieving lightness to the wearer, where Scorpios can often feel heavy with the weight of the world. Olivia Ewing Jewelry carries a large selection of stunning morganite rings so the Scorpio in your life is bound to find something that speaks to their sparkling personality.
Do you or the Scorpio in your life need to feel more confident to battle pesky insecurities? Then the opal stone is a great aid to give yourself or a loved one a little confidence boost! Play with different settings and combinations with a build-it-yourself ring.
Aquamarine is also a gorgeous substitute. Indulge in the pale aquamarine gemstone, as its tranquil blue hues can help center our Scorpio’s water sign placement and help us make better informed, more rational decisions in our everyday lives.
FIND YOUR PERFECT ENGAGEMENT RING AT OLIVIA EWING JEWELRY
Whether you love topaz as your Scorpio birthstone, or gravitate towards other gems like citrine, morganite, opal, or aquamarine, Olivia Ewing jewelry has the perfect piece for you. Is the love of your life a charming Scorpio? Consider a unique engagement ring of topaz or other stone settings to lock down your passionate Scorpio forever, today.