Tradition has it that Topaz helped foretell the future, enhance sexual energy, and promote harmony. It aids in bringing forth your leadership qualities and enables you to grasp control of any situation you confront in life. Topaz makes you feel more in control of yourself or the situations you encounter and helps you deal with them in a competent fashion. It helps you take the lead and handle things in a competent fashion.
In her book entitled Stone Power, Dorothee L. Mella has much to say on the subject of Topaz's abilities: "Ancient lore claims great healing powers for this stone, especially the power to control angry passions and to balance diseases of emotional origin. It was believed to prevent colds and tuberculosis because of its ability to give additional strength to the breathing mechanics of the body." Topaz is not only the November birthstone but also a traditional gift for a fourth wedding anniversary.