Sapphire is a member of the corundum group, it occurs as semi-opaque masses and also in transparent to translucent prismatic or tapered crystals with close transverse striations. Sapphire appears as colourless, blue, pink, yellow, green, black and violet. It is composed of aluminium oxide.
The most desired colour is a pure cornflower-blue. Some blue and greyish-blue Sapphires exhibit a reddish or violet-red tint under artificial light - (the alexandrite effect which is caused by admixtures of chromium and vanadium) the intensity of the colour is related to the concentration of these elements
Inclusions of rutile needles cause a silky shine; aligned needles cause a six-rayed star sapphire this effect is called asterism.
Asterism is created by very fine needles of rutile arranged in intersecting lines parallel with the symmetry of the crystal.
The quality of asterism also occurs in other gemstones including garnet's ruby's and quartz.
Sapphire is known as the wisdom stone. It focuses and calms the mind, releases unnecessary thoughts clearing the way for you to start new educational programmes. It brings peace of mind and serenity to you while aligning the physical, mental and spiritual planes and restoring balance to the body.
Sapphire releases depression and increases the endorphins in your body. It helps you concentrate on the task at hand and it attracts prosperity be it wealth, or pay rise or promotion. Placed on the throat chakra sapphire will release frustrations.
Sapphire calms all over active organs in the body and regulates the gland. It will heal eye problems, blood disorders. It is a stone for the blood and blood vessels, it reduces bleeding and strengthens veins reduces thrombosis, varicose veins and blood clots.
Black sapphire is not a true black but a bluish-black. It has the normal healing properties of sapphire as well as the following:
It is a protective and centring stone, which will help you stay in control when you meditate. As it is such a dark colour it is ideal for the earth chakra. It will help you to walk your spiritual path while remaining grounded in the here and now. Black sapphire will guide you to the ideal job and help attain it through the selection process, of application and interview as it increases all communications skills.
This stone brings light and healing through the hara line from the trans-personal point to below the feet. It aids transformation clearing and activation of your life purpose. Black sapphire places you on your life path, helps you in knowing and understanding your purpose for being on the earth plane. It establishes a strong desire to accomplish your life purpose, life goals, and karmic agreements. Black sapphire initiates activations, breakthroughs, and transformations. It enhances connection with your spirit guides and helpers.
Blue sapphire ranges from a very pale almost colourless blue to a deep indigo. Some blue sapphires are heat treated to darken them but that doesn't affect their healing properties. Blue sapphire seeks the the truth in all things.
It fights fear that leaves you feeling like you are choking, hands are sweaty and there is humming in your ears, it will fight with you to overcome these effects so that you are able to actually see the situation before you, for what is actually is not what your mind sees.
Blue sapphire fills the hara line with light, increases your communication with and connection to spirit guides, angels, the Goddess, and the Light. It promotes development, activation and opening of the Light Body. Blue sapphire cleanses the soul and the mind grid. It activates, manifests, and supports your life purpose and brings it into the earth plane. This stone focuses your intent and awareness on fulfilling your life purpose and karmic agreements. Blue sapphire facilitates your ascension and soul growth and brings gifts of fulfilment into your life; such as joy, prosperity, inner peace and beauty.
Blue sapphire allows you freedom of expression, both verbally and artistically. It helps with the easy flow of communication either with other people or listening to your own thoughts and feelings. Blue sapphire offers you reliability, gentleness, kindness, integrity, honesty, loyalty, endurance and commitment. wear as a piece of jewellery in your ears or around your neck.
Blue sapphire is controlled by the throat, nasal and brow chakras and will calm your nerves, facilitate healing of throat problems, help you sleep, regulate your menstrual cycle, ease headaches and migraines, aid your recovery from shock and fever and all ear, nose and throat problems.
Ceylon or Royal Sapphire eliminates negative energies from the chakras and stimulates the third eye to access information for physical and spiritual growth. This stone teaches you responsibility for your own thoughts, feelings and actions. It will treat brain disorders such as bipolar, schizophrenia and dyslexia.
colours range from a pale yellow green to a dark forest green and a most unusual bluey-green.
Green sapphire improves your vision, it will reduce cataracts, reduce the pressure, correct long-sightedness and short-sightedness, help you heal after laser surgery, ease other degenerative eye diseases. It will ease tired, strained, itchy, eyes.
Green sapphire is ideal for the heart chakra, it will bring loyal friends and family to you. It will ensure that partners are faithful and honest in their actions toward you.
Green sapphire brings compassion for people and an understanding of the human frailty of others, guiding you to the knowledge that their moral, educational and cultural standards might not be the same as your own, but theirs isn't less than yours, just different.
Padparadscha Sapphire is a salmon-pink variety of Corundum, originally being mined in Sri Lanka, but also found in Vietnam and some parts of Africa.
The name is derived from the Sanskrit/Sinhalese "padma raga", the word for the colour of local lotus flower.
Padparadscha Sapphire is associated with the solar plexus chakra. It helps you see the truth and hence helps in not deceiving yourself. This stone helps you see every situation in its purest form. Padparadscha sapphire will give you true knowledge.
Padparadscha sapphire activates the hara chakras and the entire hara line. It stimulates the will to live and the will to achieve your life purpose. This stone stimulates your desire for soul growth and for experiences that lead to soul growth. Padparadscha sapphire aids in manifesting conditions that facilitate and guide your life purpose. It brings you joy, success and promotes curiosity, sexuality and creativity.
It is believed that this gemstone can bring the wearer a great inner peace. The wearer becomes more aware of their surroundings including the cosmic universe because of the inner peace. The gemstone helps view every situation in the purest of its forms. It also bears all the general properties of sapphires like it protects against depression and colic problems. It even heals rheumatism. Orange Padparadscha sapphire's are known to help couples conceive children especially if the gemstone is worn in a ring by either of the two potential parents.
Pink sapphire ranges from a true pink to a pink-lavender. This stone is ideal for the heart chakra
Pink sapphire is one of the crystals for healing and unconditional love, and has an immense relaxing and soothing effect on the physical, mental and spiritual body.
The emotional transformation and transformative healing of pink sapphire clears current, past and past life emotional pain. It facilitates emotional release, clears heart scars. It changes anger and resentment into forgiveness and acceptance. This stone encourages heart opening and heart warming and will urge you to continue on after you have been hurt or betrayed it will help you to learn to trust your self and others again. Pink sapphire will suppress aggression, hostile and anxiety ridden behaviour in short time.
This stone acts as a magnet to draw into your life all that you need in order to evolve. Teaching you how to master emotions, it dissolves emotional blockages and integrates transmuted energies.
The sedating and muscle relaxing effects of pink sapphire are ideal for geriatrics, adolescent and family therapy.
Some healing properties of pink sapphire are: Heals grief and sadness. Restores youthfulness. Skin conditions and inflammations, immune system. Brings you in contact with your feelings. This stone Pink sapphire represents love, joy, happiness, affection and kindness.
Purple sapphire is a stone that is helpful for meditation, it stimulates the crown chakra and opens you spiritually. This stone activates the pineal gland with its link to psychic abilities. It stimulates and guides you to the vision state. It is extremely calming for the emotionally unstable.
Purple sapphire aids spiritual growth and transformation. It clears, detoxifies, opens, activates and aligns the crown chakra, and kundalini energy channels. It facilitates karmic healing, releasing and re-patterning of the chakras. It clears negativity, energy blocks and obstructions out of the chakras and kundalini line. Purple sapphire will open a connection with your spirit guides and the Goddess. It activates spiritual opening and spiritual breakthroughs. Purple sapphire supports and heals the physical body, brain and central nervous system.
Star sapphire draws you into its depths and opens the intuition. It helps you centre your thoughts an helps in anticipating other peoples intentions. It is said to contact extraterrestrial beings.
Star sapphire establishes reception of other-dimensional and other-planetary information for healing yourself and others. It facilitates you becoming a clear channel for healing. Star sapphire provides you with a connection for working with the angelic realm and light beings in healing. This is an ideal stone for healers, teachers, and people in service to others. It prevents and heals burnout and helps healers maintain their own health.
White sapphire has a pure energy. It opens the crown chakra and takes spiritual awareness to a very high place, thereby opening your cosmic consciousness. This is a protective stone that removes obstacles in your path. It is helpful in accessing your potential and life purpose.
Pale yellow to an almost brown, yellow sapphire attracts wealth to the home and can be placed in the prosperity corner of your room, home or office (far left corner from the entry). If you wear the stone for prosperity is must touch the skin.
Yellow sapphire moves your life force energy through the Hara Line channels. It expands the hara's ability to hold Earthly and Heavenly Ch'i, increase spiritual energy through the stheric and emotional bodies. It intensifies your commitment to your life purpose and your karmic agreements
Yellow sapphire stimulates the intellect and improves overall focus so that the big picture is seen. As crystal water it will remove toxins from the body.
Yellow sapphire heals burnout, depression, lack of energy and chronic exhaustion.
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