Sapphires are found in an array of colors, each of them having their own individual metaphysical and physical healing properties. The most commonly known colors are, white sapphire, purple/violet, blue, green, pink, orange, yellow and black. Sapphires have an overall healing benefit no matter what the color is. However, each variety is associated with an individual chakra so they have individual properties too. These are one of the four main precious gemstones with the others including Diamond, Emerald, and Ruby.
Metaphysical Properties of Sapphires | Healing With Sapphires
Sapphire has very strong protective properties. Therefore they make an excellent stone in times where there is a risk of mental, emotional, or psychic attack. These precious gems encourage spiritual awakening and strengthen the connection between the physical and the higher self. When working with this crystal frequently you will develop a stronger connection with your spiritual team. This may include spirit guides, healing guides, guardian angels as well as passed loved ones.
It assists in times of change giving clearer visions to complete your goals and helping you reach your dreams.
Sapphire will allow you to speak your truths and will not allow you to withhold things that no longer serve you best. It helps to let down your guard somewhat. Thus meaning you don’t need to put a front on to people. Sapphire boosts the memory of the person wearing it, whilst enhancing leadership qualities and achieving mental clarity and motivation.
People will begin to resonate with you and your confidence in public speaking will blossom with this stone. You will find yourself able to express your opinions, share your knowledge and speak your true feelings without fear of others judgment.
As with the other 4 main precious gems, sapphire works through the auric field to assist in strengthening intuition. It promotes self-discipline and creates calmness and focus to the mind, helping those who struggle to switch off from mind chatter. It brings beauty forward and encourages peace, sense of joy and light whilst balance is restored
Sapphire is a stone of wisdom no matter the variation of color. Specific colors and their individual metaphysical properties are as follows:
Individual Sapphire Metaphysical Properties
Black sapphire is associated with the root or base chakra. Whilst providing protection this stone will assist in grounding and centering the person wearing it, with it also boosting one’s confidence and promoting trust in the self and their intuition. While also giving a sense of stability.
Black shades of sapphire would link to the root chakra which includes the physical areas of:
- blood circulation and detoxification.
It is also linked to the legs and feet as well as the bones and vertebral column. Thus making it a good stone for traumas, bone dislocation and bruising.
This stone is associated with the Sacral chakra and promotes creativity. It is especially good for people with an artistic flare such as musicians, writers, singers, and artists, as it brings their creativity, sensuality and spiritual side into unity.
Orange sapphire would directly link to the physical areas associated with the solar plexus which include the:
- Reproductive system
This specific color stone will assist in enhancing sex drive and pleasure in both men and women. It increases fertility and lessens excess bleeding while strengthening the veins and helps with blood disorders. It also helps to regulate the glands.
This stone is linked to the solar plexus chakra. It is a stone of wealth and prosperity and will bring financial abundance through thought and ideas to manifest wealth and push you to your goals.
Yellow shades of sapphire would link to the solar plexus which includes the physical areas of:
This chakra also links to the skin and the muscular system, thereby making this stone exceptional for boosting endurance and enhancing your physical energy. It makes a wonderful tool for supporting you while you exercise. Additionally yellow sapphire is useful in treating digestive conditions such as IBS, as well as providing balance to the spleen.
This stone is linked to the heart chakra. It represents fidelity, and it promotes honestly and loyalty whilst enhancing compassion to both the self and others. It is a stone of vision and helps to recollect your dreams as well as bringing clarity to both.
Green Sapphire links to the heart chakra and is associated with the physical areas including:
- Blood flow.
- This stone is used to improve vision and also helps soothe eye strain.
Also linked to the heart chakra, this stone promotes love and self-acceptance, whilst allowing you to release past hurts and traumas and clearing emotional blockages and welcome forgiveness to yourself and others.
A pink shade of sapphire would link to the heart and in turn, will relate to the physical areas including the:
This stone will assist in balancing the heart and providing strength. It is helpful for diabetic patients as it will help with regulating their glucose levels and balancing blood sugars.
This stone is linked to the throat chakra and helps with communication and self-expression and speaking your truth. It is a great tool for healers as it assists in channeling healing energy, such as Reiki, Angelic Reiki or spiritual healing. Aiding you on your spiritual journey, clearing blockages around the throat, thyroid and thymus area and promoting strength and confidence in yourself. A stone of balance, creating calming effects on the nervous system and encourages love and purity.
Blue sapphire relates to the throat chakra which links to the physical areas of the body that include the:
Thus having the physical healing abilities to alleviate headaches, ear infections, conditions such as vertigo and help to improve one’s eyesight. If you suffer from nosebleeds this stone could be beneficial for relieving them. This stone is also beneficial to people that struggle with sleep disturbances as it can calm the mind to allow you to rest.
These stones are linked to the third eye or brow chakra and encourage spiritual awakening, psychic abilities. Metaphysical Properties of Sapphires also ward off negative energy that may be affecting your auric field. It assists in meditation and acts as a bridge to the crown chakra for the kundalini energy to flow freely.
Indigo or purple shades of sapphire would link to the third eye which includes the physical areas of:
- Pineal gland
This shade of crystal will assist in headaches and migraines as well as stabilizing an overactive metabolic rate, whilst also being of assistance to people who suffer from sleep disturbances, insomnia or night terrors.
This stone would closely relate to the crown chakra and not only brings wisdom but also accesses the higher realms for guidance and keeps you aligned with your life purpose. While providing focus and protection throughout your spiritual journey. This stone removes obstacles, allowing an air of ease to flow when living your physical experience. It provides assistance to gaining justice and following your morals. White sapphire is an excellent alternative to Diamonds as there are similarities in the look of it, but it is much more reasonable in price.
The white shade of sapphire would link to the crown which includes the physical areas of:
- Pituitary gland
- Central nervous system
- Pineal gland
- Third eye
This would make it a good stone for passing from the physical body to the spiritual plane when the time comes, as it will ease the transition and create calmness for this to occur.
As with all color shades and varieties of sapphire, they will help in the treatment of blood disorders and gland regulation from an overactive body system as well as making the veins stronger and stretchier and keeping excesses bleeding under control.
An Elixir can be made from Sapphire and using the indirect method is best if ever in doubt, by placing the crystal into a watertight container and placing into a bowl, bottle or container of water. Place out in the moonlight of a full moon.
History of Sapphire
The English word sapphire derives from the Latin word sapphirus, however it is thought by some to have a Sanskrit origin from the word Shanipriya; “dear to Saturn”.
Sapphires first became a precious gemstone in the Ancient Greek age between 800 B.C and 500 B.C. Royal families would wear them to protect themselves from envy and harmful enemies. Greek oracles would advise that seekers wear sapphires to awaken the third eye.
The ancient Persians believed that the earth rested on a giant blue sapphire and consequently its reflection colored the sky
In the middle ages, these gems were used to symbolize the promise of heaven and the divine. The rare star sapphire was used as protection against evil.
More recently, Princess Diana, Kate Middleton, and Meghan Markle have all worn sapphire rings. The Ring below Is a 10K diamond and blue sapphire ring inspired by the Diana and Kate ring itself.
Various Facts about Sapphires
In addition to sapphire, ruby is a gemstone that is a variety of the mineral corundum. A crystalline form of aluminum oxide that contains traces of iron, titanium, vanadium, and chromium. Ruby and sapphire are the only varieties of corundum that are of gem-quality.
Sapphires have a range of colors depending on which metal is present in the greatest quantity. The difference between sapphires and ruby is that sapphires will contain other elements, for example, copper and magnesium.
Although the most common color is blue, they also have been found in green, orange, purple, yellow, gray, black and even clear. Sapphires that are two or more colors are called parti sapphires.
Ruby red is the only color of the mineral that is not sapphire. Pink may be classified as either sapphire or ruby depending on the location.
Sapphires are the third hardest mineral, after only diamonds and moissanite (a naturally occurring silicon carbide. The beauty and hardness of sapphires have given them great status within the jewelry and machining industry respectively. Some industrial applications are:
Infrared optical components
high strength windows
Kashmir sapphires are the most exclusive and valuable in the world. They are easily identifiable due to their silky looks and amazing color that is visible under any kind of light.
You can find out more about the Kashmir mines and their history here.
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