CRYSTALS & THEIR HEALING PROPERTIES
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 blue 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.
IMAGES OF SAPPHIRE
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 ranges in colour from a very pale almost colourless blue to a deep almost black indigo. Some blue sapphires are heat treated to darken them because in the past and the present, the most popular colour to purchase is the deep blue colour as it unconsciously identified as "sapphire".
Blue sapphire can be used to help headaches, eye problems, inner ear imbalances and vertigo. This stone controls the throat 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 nose and throat problems.
It will treat brain disorders such as bipolar, schizophrenia and dyslexia.
Blue sapphire assists those who are easily swayed by the opinions of others. It assists you in becoming more secure in your opinions and knowledge.
It is a powerful stone for accessing and healing emotional issues that bleed over from past lives.
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 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. This stone teaches you responsibility for your own thoughts, feelings and actions.
Blue sapphire can be used effectively for astral travel and lucid dream work for traveling to the higher realms of consciousness during meditation.
This stone stimulates psychic visions, ESP and a sense of inner knowing, It brings order and healing to the mind, It is an excellent stone for countering negative thought patterns.
Blue sapphire helps you to remember and use the lessons learn't during past lives. This stone can be used effectively for astral travel and lucid dreaming.
Blue sapphire offers you strength of mind and an increased learning ability.
It helps you to access deeper levels of consciousness, promoting a fuller understanding of your self. This stone is stimulating to the third eye and crown chakras and can enhance psychic visions and psychic abilities.
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.
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 properties evoke a unique blend of creativity, sensuality and spirituality. Padparadscha Sapphire has also found in Vietnam and some parts of Africa.
Padparadsha sapphire is a powerful stone for sexual energy and fertility. It is useful for both sexes in enhancing their sex drive, increasing sexual pleasure, overcoming past negative sexual experiences and feeling confident in expressing their sexuality.
This stone assists in reducing the effects of colic, rheumatism, arthritis, bowel diseases, colon, bladder and the reproductive organ disfunction.
Padparadscha sapphire will assist couples to conceive children especially if the gemstone is worn in a ring by either of the two potential parents.
Padparadsha sapphire can help you feel more outgoing, joyful, playful, expressive and dynamic. It is an excellent stone for those who need more of these emotional energies.
Padparadsha sapphire is also a useful aid for those who desire healthier attitudes and expressions in regard to sexual energy.
Padparadscha sapphire is associated with the solar plexus chakra where it helps you see the truth of a situation or person and therefore helps you in not being deceived. It brings you joy, success and promotes curiosity, sexuality and creativity. It can assist those with weak constitutions in developing more vitality, and it can help you overcome distraction, confusion and flightiness.
When used in meditation, this stone enhances your ability to manifest the things that you most need and desire, but it will only do so when your desires are aligned with your heart.
Padparadsha Sapphire is the principal stone for artists, writers, singers and others who wish to express their deepest truth in creative expression.
This stone 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.
Padparadsha Sapphire is a potent assistant for those who wish to bring their spiritual vision into manifestation. It encourages you to take action to bring your highest desires into reality.
It is believed that this stone can bring you a greater inner peace. As you become more aware of your surroundings you will be able to see every situation in its purest form and open yourself to the Divine for inspiration.
Pink sapphires come in very pale baby pink to vivid, intense magenta. In today’s market, the most coveted pink sapphire colours are saturated purplish red hues with a medium tone, these are often described as “hot pink” or “bubble-gum pink.” Pink sapphires have become more widely available since new deposits were found in Madagascar in the late 1990s. Until that time, pink sapphires were considered exceptionally rare since they were only found in a few locations around the world including Sri Lanka and Myanmar.
Pink Sapphire helps strengthen and balance the heart. It is also useful in balancing blood sugar, glucose metabolism and in cases of diabetes, hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia. The sedating and muscle relaxing effects of pink sapphire are ideal for geriatrics, adolescent and family therapy.
Pink sapphire restores skin conditions, calms inflammation and boosts the immune system.
Pink Sapphire assists you in expressing your emotions in a loving, kind way. It can help you develop the courage to be vulnerable in a relationship and to remove any limiting ‘protective’ walls that you may have erected against others due to distrust, fear or past wounds. This stone brings you in contact with your feelings. Pink sapphire represents love, joy, happiness, affection and kindness and will help you overcome in a loving way grief and sadness.
The emotional transformation and transformative healing of pink sapphire clears current 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.
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.
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. It is an ideal stone of emotional and psychic protection for situations in which you do not have the authority to direct events, but from which you cannot simply depart.
Pink Sapphire evokes the energy of the heart and joins it with the power of the disciplined mind. It is an excellent stone for bringing heart and mind into balance and coherence with one another.
Pink Sapphire teaches the lessons of appreciation and gratitude, reminding you that love is its own reward and that the longing in your heart for the Divine is identical to the longing which the Divine feels for you.
Pink Sapphire teaches the joy of interacting with others in a loving manner. It helps one feel more courageous in opening to love and overcoming wounds from past emotional trauma.
Ideally, the star in a star sapphire should be perfectly centred when viewed from directly above, with each ray of equal length. The rays should be bright, sharp, and clearly defined, not blurry or fuzzy, and they should reach from the crown of the cabochon to the base without interruption.
Star sapphires occur in almost every colour seen in transparent sapphires, although yellow, orange, and green star sapphires are very uncommon. The optical phenomenon responsible for star sapphire’s shimmering rays is called asterism, from the Latin word astrum, for “star.”
Asterism is caused by small needle-like inclusions of the mineral rutile.
Star sapphires are found dominantly in Sri Lanka, but also fine star sapphires have come from Myanmar. Black star sapphires have been found in Cambodia and India.
The star in this stone, amplifies the healing properties of sapphire and helps to purify the blood, blood cells and bone marrow. This stone protects against infection and rarer viruses, glands glandular fever. Star sapphire helps to ease Alzheimers disease and senile dementia and degenerative conditions. It will assist in healing ear ache, eyesight, ear and eye infections. Star sapphire helps to control fevers, menopausal hot flushes, nausea, vomiting and speech problems
Star sapphire enhances the healing and strengthening of eye disease. It stops nose bleeds. This stone is a general protector from disease and infections.
This stone will help you if you were continually told that you were useless at everything and as a result have an inferiority complex and are afraid of socialising or speaking out.
Star sapphire is the guardian of love, as it promotes fidelity and attunes the feelings between lovers. It can be used to banish envy, to encourage social interaction with others. This stone will assist you when you wish to reconcile with someone after an argument.
The star in this stone is excellent for focusing and grounding energy. Star sapphires are recommended for people who wish to awaken or heighten their psychic abilities and improve their abilities to tune into ambient vibrations. This stone is also good for gazing and meditation, and can function as a relaxing agent during times of extreme physical exertion.
Healers of the spirit and body are often drawn to this stone and it can be a good tool for reiki practitioners.
When used during meditation, star sapphire will expand wisdom and reduce anger. This is the ideal stone for you if you are involved in litigation and legal matters, it also banishes fraud as long as you are in the right of the situation.
Star sapphire attracts abundance and wealth. This stone projects the message to others that you will not tolerate interference in your life.
Star sapphire draws you into its depths and opens the intuition. It helps you centre your thoughts and you in anticipating other peoples intentions.
Star sapphire establishes a connection to other-dimensional and other-planetary beings so that you are able to receive 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, also known as “leucosapphire,” and are not really white at all, but transparent and colourless.
It is also the purest and rarest form of corundum, since it lacks the trace elements that colour other sapphires. Because colour is not a factor in the value of a white sapphire, clarity is absolutely critical to the stone’s status as a gemstone. Visible inclusions diminish the value of white sapphires far more than they would in coloured stones.
White sapphires are found in all sizes, but the larger the stone, the less likely that it will be entirely colourless. Therefore, small white sapphires are more common in the marketplace than large ones. White sapphires can occur in almost any corundum deposit, but gem-quality stones are exceedingly rare.
White Sapphire stimulates the pineal and pituitary glands. It is an excellent support for uncovering alternate or past life influences in current illnesses. It also assists you in gathering your courage to move beyond the veil when you are ready to pass out of the physical form.
White sapphire teaches you to have courage and faith in the higher powers influence in balancing your emotions. It is an excellent stone for those who are afraid of owning their pwn spiritual power and purpose so that they are able to overcome persecution from past and present lives. Its energies are pure and refreshing, assisting you in clearing your thoughts and coming to new tasks with a ‘clean slate.’ Its balanced energies can enhance your objectivity, facilitating successful discrimination between alternative paths.
White Sapphire opens the powers of the mind and strengthens the conduit of communication with the Spirit. It is a stone which helps you combine spiritual insight with earthly tasks or dilemmas, helping you to bring a higher perspective to bear when faced with difficult decisions.
White sapphire 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 humans who have ‘crossed over.’ It assists you in developing the qualities of fairness, discernment and objectivity and in maintaining a spiritual perspective in all situations. White sapphire assists you in living with integrity and remaining aligned with your ideals when faced with difficult choices or circumstances.
White Sapphire brings spiritual clarity, including a clarity of connection, communication and direction. It assist you in achieving and maintaining your connection to the Higher Self level of consciousness.
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.
Yellow sapphire has long been known as a stone of prosperity.
In India, merchants wear fine yellow sapphire stones to enhance their success, and people are often buried or cremated with yellow sapphires to ensure wealth in the next life. In the west, people use this stone to assist in bringing not only financial abundance, but also manifesting their desires. 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 it must touch the skin.
Yellow sapphire can help to balance the spleen. It will aid in digestive disorders where stimulation of the digestive system is required. This stone is ideal for physical energy and vitality and it can be an ideal stone for exercise. As crystal water it will remove toxins from the body.
Yellow sapphire helps you feel more excited and joyful about the possibilities of life. It can assist you in overcoming procrastination and in expressing your ideas and feelings in a playful, fearless manner.
Yellow sapphire can help you overcome fear and be willing to take the risks required for great creations to come into your life. Yellow sapphire stimulates the intellect and improves overall focus so that the big picture is seen. Yellow sapphire heals burnout, depression, lack of energy and chronic exhaustion.
Yellow sapphire provides the energy for the solar plexus chakra which is the seat of your will. With this stone you can focus your intention on achieving your desires. Yellow sapphire is an excellent stone for business and for ensuring that you succeed in your endeavours. It stimulates the mind and the will, allowing you to align your actions and thoughts together. Yellow sapphire stimulates visions and your desire to manifest them.
Yellow sapphire brings you creativity, expression and manifestation. It helps you see new directions and align your will with Divine intent. It stimulates the sacral and solar plexus chakras and can enhance sexual energy as well as a variety of creative expressions.
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. It increases spiritual energy through the etheric and emotional bodies. This stone intensifies your commitment to your life purpose and your karmic agreements
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