Sapphire is a variety of corundum, an aluminium oxide. It forms in prismatic, bi-pyramidal, rhombohedral or tabular crystals, and it can also occur in granular or massive habits. It is found in metamorphic and igneous rocks, as well as alluvial deposits.
Sapphires have been discovered in India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Thailand, Madagascar, Tanzania, Pakistan, Afghanistan and East Africa.
Today, the world’s most abundant source of sapphire is in Australia
In the USA, beautiful pale blue and violet sapphires, as well as a pastel palette of other colours, have been found.
Although people most often think of sapphire as dark blue, it is found in a diversity of colours, including many shades of blue, violet, pink, white, green, black, yellow and orange.
In fact, all colours of corundum (except red, which is Ruby) are called Sapphire.
The colouring pigment of blue sapphire is iron and titanium, and in violet sapphire the pigment is vanadium. A low iron content brings about yellow or green sapphires, and chrome produces pink ones.
Sapphire was used by the Etruscans over 2,500 years ago and was also prized in ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt. Revered as a stone of royalty, sapphire was believed to keep kings safe from harm or envy. It was also purported to protect you from dishonesty, fraud, terror, poverty, and even stupidity and ill temper.
The three crossed lines in a Star Sapphire have been said to represent hope, faith and destiny, and in German lore it was considered a stone of victory.
Although all corundums share some energies in common, the various colours of Sapphire have individual vibrational signatures and different spiritual properties.
SAPPHIRE And physical health
Sapphire is supportive when setting the intention to improve bone density and strength. For those who have undergone reconstructive surgery in which titanium has been used, this is an excellent stone to support good physical health; the energy calms inflammation and promotes post-surgical healing. Sapphires are helpful for people with dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
It stimulates the pituitary gland and the thyroid. This stone detoxifies the skin and invigorates the auric field.
Sapphire can reduce infection, inflammation, fevers and nosebleeds. Some also report good results in using sapphire to heal burns.
Sapphire calms all over active organs in the body and regulates the glands. 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.
Sapphire encourages all healing processes through a mental decision to get well. It alleviates pain, lowers fevers and is particularly helpful with intestinal, brain and nervous diseases.
SAPPHIRE and your feelings
Sapphire helps balance the emotions. It brings calmness to the mind and helps you understand feelings more clearly. Work with this stone to increase inner strength and improve self esteem. With a greater sense of self understanding and further self exploration of your finer qualities, self confidence increases and general happiness ensues. This calming stone also relieves anger and frustration.
Sapphire works well to stimulate communication, insight, intuition, divination, inspiration and stillness. Sapphire releases depression and increases the endorphins in your body. Sapphire has a calming effect. It helps with depression, psychic illnesses and delusions, Sapphire strengthens the power of belief and the love of truth.
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SAPPHIRE and the mind
Sapphire helps you train your mind for single minded focus. Use it to reduce confusion and gain clarity and understanding. With its ability to sharpen mental capacity, this stone is helpful for better comprehension of written material, especially extremely dense scholarly texts. It helps you bring your attention to details and organise your materials.
When meditating with this stone it encourages wisdom, will, centring, cheerfulness and general good luck. 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 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 encourages sobriety, the ability to criticise and the organisation of thoughts. Your intentions and will become so clear that both ideas and thoughts are realised very rapidly.
SAPPHIRE and the SPIRIT
A sapphire makes a good meditation tool, and it helps to train the mind for contemplation and understanding. A stone of wisdom and truth, it clears away distortions and brings forth spiritual knowledge. Use this stone to align with the higher realms.
With its royal associations, sapphire is a good stone for wise leadership, It also supports altruistic work that affects large populations.
It is used to cleanse the auric field and meridians.
Sapphire bestows straightforwardness and the ability to direct scattered spiritual energies towards a single goal.
By using sapphire, you are made to look at your own life in a critical way and throw away everything that does not stand up to scrutiny. Sapphire encourages the desire for knowledge and wisdom.
Blue sapphire can be used to help ease headaches, eye problems, inner ear imbalances and vertigo.
This stone assists those who are easily swayed by the opinions of others. It helps in becoming more secure in your opinion and knowledge, Blue sapphire is an ideal stone for accessing and healing emotional issues that bleed over from alternative or past lives.
Blue sapphire encourages you to maintain a strength of mind. It is excellent for countering negative influences and negative thought patterns. It helps you see the unconscious level of the mind and stimulates your dream state. It can be used effectively for astral travel and lucid dream work or for even travelling to higher realms of consciousness during meditation.
Blue sapphire offers you strength of mind and an increased learning ability, It helps you to access the deeper levels of consciousness, promoting a fuller understanding of self. It is stimulating to the third eye and crown chakras and can enhance psychic vision and abilities.
The term padparadsha comes from the Sinhalese word for 'Lotus Flower' and refers to its orange/pink colour. Padparadsha sapphires were originally found in Sri Lanka, where they and other sapphires were thought to contain the power of wisdom and the ability to overcome challenging obstacles. It is among the rarest and most highly prized varieties of sapphire, and its spiritual properties evoke a unique blend of creativity, sensuality and spirituality.
Padparadsha sapphire is a powerful stone for sexual energy and fertility. It is useful for both sexes in enhancing your sex drive, increasing sexual pleasure, overcoming past negative sexual experiences and feeling confident in expressing your sexuality.
This stone will help you feel more outgoing, joyful, playful, expressive and dynamic. It is an excellent aid for those who need more of these emotional energies. Padparadsha sapphire is also useful for those of you who desire healthier attitudes and expressions in regard to sexual energy.
Padparadsha sapphire stimulates the sacral, solar plexus and heart chakras, aligning your will to create with your heart. This stones energy ensures that your efforts are aligned with the heart and that your creations serve the highest good. It assists you in understanding the effect any of your creations will have on the world and see of those effects are for the highest good. While is enhances your ability to manifest, it will only do so when your desires are aligned with your heart.
Padparadsha sapphire assists you if you wish to bring spiritual vision to manifestation. It encourages you to take action to bring your highest desires into reality.
Pink sapphire helps to strengthen and balance the heart. It is useful for balancing blood sugar, glucose metabolism and in cases of diabetes, hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.
Pink sapphire assists you in expressing your emotions in a loving, kind way. It can help you develop the courage to be vulnerable in relationships and to remove limiting protective walls you may have erected against others due to distrust, fear or past wounds. This stone will help you overcome shyness and express your emotions more fully. It brings a loving playful energy into any relationship. With this stone in hand, concentrate your mind on overcoming any lingering feelings of resentment or the pain that you may still have from past relationships and to renew your ability to be vulnerable and passionate with others.
Pink sapphire teaches you the joy of interacting with others in a loving manner. It helps you feel more courageous in opening to love and overcoming wounds from past emotional trauma. It is a stone for psychic protection when in situations that you don't have any authority or control over, but you can't just get up and leave. Pink sapphire can facilitate the transformation of the location of your sense of self from the head to the heart; this is a shift that can change you for the good.
Star sapphires are created when corundum is intergrown with silky fibrous inclusions of rutile. These combine with sapphire's trigonal structure to create six rayed, and sometimes twelve-rayed star reflections when light is shined upon the stones.
When a star exhibits itself in any type of sapphire, it augments and strengthens that stone's energy. The star itself represents the manifestation of Divine knowledge and Light into denser reality. The appearance of a star in any colour sapphire indicates an enhanced energy and intensification of the properties of that stone. This makes them ideal tools for people who need help grounding their ideas in three dimensional reality and who also need extra energy for bringing things through to completion.
White sapphire is easily mistaken for Diamond. White sapphire stimulates the pineal and pituitary glands. It is an excellent support for uncovering alternative or past life influences in current illnesses. It also assists you to gather your courage to move beyond the veil when you are ready to pass from your physical body.
White sapphire teaches you about physical courage. It is a good stone for those who are afraid of discovering and owning their spiritual power or purpose because of persecution in alternate or past lives. This stone will helps you to develop the qualities of fairness, discernment and objectivity and maintaining perspective in all situations.
This stone stimulates the third eye and crown chakras and activates the lesser energy meridians in the brain, helping you to tune in to your spirit guides, angels and even people who have crossed the vail.
White sapphire brings you spiritual clarity, which includes connection, communication and direction. It helps you achieve and maintain your connection to the Higher Self level of consciousness.
This stone opens the power of the mind and strengthens the conduit of communication with Spirit. It is a stone which helps you combine spiritual insight with earthly tasks and problems, helping you to bring a higher perspective when faced with difficult decisions.
Yellow sapphire has long been known as a stone of prosperity. In India, merchants wear fine yellow sapphire to enhance their success, and people are often buried or cremated with this stone placed in their mouths, to ensure wealth in the next life. In the west, metaphysical practitioners use yellow sapphire to help in bringing not just financial abundance, but also to mansfest any vision you wish to realise.
In healing work, yellow sapphire can help balance the spleen. This stone aids digestive disorders where stimulation of the digestive system is required. It is ideal for physical energy and vitality and can be an excellent support for exercise.
Yellow sapphire helps you feel or excited and joyful about the possibilities of life. It can assist you in overcoming procrastination and in expressing your ideas, fearlessly. It can help you overcome fear and be willing to take the risks for great personal rewards.
Yellow sapphire encourages creativity, expression and manifestation. It helps you think of new directions and align your will with Divine intent. This stone stimulates the sacral and solar plexus chakras and can enhance sexual energy. It encourages creativity on all levels.
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sapphire and the chakras
If the earth star chakra is out of balance you may feel disconnected to the earth and the people around you. You might be suffering from hallucinations, anxiety from unknown origins or feel no connection with the Divine.
If the sacral chakra is out of balance you may be emotionally high strung, arrogant or selfish. With this stone in hand, you will be able to overcome the mistrust you have in another's intentions toward you, or stop being constantly worrying that people are talking about you with ill intent.
Use this stone to become more comfortable or less controlled by your sexuality, giving and receiving pleasure and understanding your desires.
It will assist in healing any issues that you may have with your reproductive and muscular system. This stone will remove unwanted toxins from the physical body.
If the solar plexus chakra is out of balance, you may feel critical of others, be a bully and in need of constant change. You also may believe that you aren't recognised for your achievements or have difficulty learning new tasks.
Use this stone on the solar plexus chakra to bring empathy into your life and enhance your psychic abilities. It will open your clairsentience abilities.
It will assist in healing digestive, stomach, liver and gallbladder ailments. Use this stone when the true cause of a disease needs to be found.
If the heart chakra is out of balance you may have sudden bursts of anger, jealousy or blaming others for any issues that arise in your life. You might need constant confirmation of your self worth, feeling unloved or lacks compassion for others.
With this stone in hand, you are able to connect the lower chakras with the higher chakras to achieve homeostasis. It will encourage compassion for yourself and others and enhance your innate healing abilities.
It will assist in encouraging the entire immune system to function at its peak. It maintains a healthy heart and circulatory system. This stone when placed on the heart chakra will help with tissue regeneration.
If the throat chakra is out of balance, you may be hyperactive, domineering or fanatical about your political or religious views. You might also resist change of any kind and slow to respond to tasks and reasonable demands on your time.
With this stone in hand, you will enhance your clairaudience abilities and manifest abundance. When used on the throat chakra this stone encourages and directs your creative abilities. It will help you speak and live your truth.
This stone will assist in improving and maintaining the health of your throat, esophagus, mouth, teeth and the respiratory system.
If the third eye chakra is out of balance you may be oversensitive to to others opinion of you and then you belittle the behaviour of others to make yourself feel better. You could be inpatient with others. You might also be envious of other people's success and unable to acknowledge your own.
With this stone, you will be able to open and enhance your intuitive perceptions, creative imagination and visualisation abilities.
This stone will assist in balancing the left and right hemispheres for the brain. It encourages the good health of your sinuses, eyes, ears and the face.
If your soul star chakra is out of balance you may feel confused about where you are going in life or your value to be in this physical plane. You also may not be able to accept the existence of the Divine Will and its role in your life.
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