The Mysteries of Sapphire, One of the Birthstones of September.
HE PASSED THE FLAMING BOUNDS OF SPACE AND TIME:
THE LIVING THRONE, THE SAPPHIRE-BLAZE,
WHERE ANGELS TREMBLE WHILE THEY GAZE,
HE SAW; BUT BLASTED WITH EXCESS OF LIGHT,
CLOSED HIS EYES IN ENDLESS NIGHT.
– THOMAS GRAY (English POET, 1716-1771)
Blue sapphires have long been associated with the sky and heaven. The word itself is derived from the Greek word “sapphirus”, which means blue. This is the stone you want to carry and use to enhance your spiritual wisdom.
I enjoy reading books on all kinds of spirituality—everything from the Bhagavad Gita to A Course in Miracles. While books on spirituality may differ wildly on their views, one thing they have in common is their density of information. I mean, have you ever picked up A Course in Miracles? That thing is heavy and its pages are basically written on onion paper! The blue sapphire is used to help assimilate and retain information created from a higher plane of consciousness. And let’s face it, modern brains need this help, as today ’s information is usually conveyed in the form of a 140 character tweet. Most people don’t bother to read an entire paragraph anymore – in fact, I’ve probably lost half of you already.
“THE BLUE SAPPHIRE IS USED TO HELP ASSIMILATE AND RETAIN INFORMATION CREATED FROM A HIGHER PLANE OF CONSCIOUSNESS.”
…they come in different colors and help with different metaphysical enhancements:
Orange – encourages optimism
Yellow – boosts intellect and memory
Green – brings luck
White/Colorless – enables self-compassion
Black – grants inner strength
Brown – provides grounding
Pink – for love and loyalty
Violet – awakens intuition and psychic abilities
There is also the star sapphire (it also comes in many colors), which is a type of sapphire that exhibits star-like lines caused by thin inclusions of rutile. When moving a star sapphire around in the light, a six-rayed star will appear on the surface of the stone. Its image of a “burst of light” symbolizes energy being unleashed in all directions. Perhaps this is why it is said to be such a powerful protection stone. This is the kind of sapphire Charles should have given poor Diana, not the blue one surrounded by diamonds – officially called “The Ceylon Blue Sapphire”– which now adorns Kate Middleton’s finger. If I were Prince William, I’d look into a star sapphire necklace for Kate. The worlds largest was discovered last year in Sri Lanka and is said to be worth between 100 and 175 million dollars. It may be a bit big for a necklace—but chunky jewelry is making a come back and if anyone can rock that rock it’s Kate!
Sapphire is an all-around good stone to enhance one’s wisdom, so whatever the color, a sapphire will help on your journey to becoming the kind of woman the world needs more of—a wise one.