Learn about the crystal meanings, metaphysical and healing properties of sapphire, a stone of intuition, creative expression, mental clarity, and more.
Alternate Names & Spellings for Sapphire: Corundum (mineral name)
Crystal Meanings Lore of Sapphire
Keywords: Creative Expression, Intuition, Hope
Sapphire is the mineral corundum. While we often think of it as blue, it comes in virtually any color of the rainbow including pink, purple, orange (Padparadsha), yellow, green, colorless, and red (ruby), black. Each color sapphire has basic sapphire energies as well as those related to its own color and the minute mineral inclusions that cause that color.
Spiritual and Psychic Lore
Sapphire is a stone of intuition and meditation. Using a sapphire during meditation can enhance ones innate intuition and bring to light all manner of creative expression that can be locked within the self. In this, sapphire is excellent not only for Light workers but also for artists and other creatives.
Sapphire is used to bring joy, peace, and beauty through meditation into this plane. It can bring fulfillment of dreams and prosperity.
Many times sapphire is used for protection in psychic and ritual work, as well as in the every day realm. It has strong energy for general protection, as well as protection from evil.
Mental and Emotional Properties
Sapphire is beneficial for mental clarity. It lessens confusion and shows the way to hope. It can bring this hope into life where there was hopelessness. This relieves depression and can ease anxieties, as often we tend to make more of the negative of a situation and forget the positive. Seeing a situation clearly brings relief from these negative, muddy thought patterns. Sapphire also can improve communication by bringing this clarity.
Physical Conditions Properties
Physically it is used in crystal healing for lowering fevers, burns and inflammation. It is also used for hearing problems, cancer, insomnia, clinical depression, bleeding, blood vessels, hair loss, vision problems, viruses, back ache, nails, and skin problems. Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.
Sapphire is primarily related to the third eye or brow chakra, ajna, though it is also related to the throat chakra. Different color sapphires may also be related to other chakras.
All types of sapphirehave the basic properties noted. For properties associated with different varieties such as Ruby or others, see the page for that particular type.
Black Sapphire is said to be excellent for finding work, and spiritual protection. Star sapphire is a wonderful stone for protection from radiation.
Rock Lore & Tidbits:
Water Sapphire is a trade name for Iolite, and is not a sapphire at all.
Hardness (Mohs): 7
Color(s): Blue, Red (Ruby), Orange (Padparadsha), Yellow, Green, Black, Colorless, others
Transparency: Translucent to transparent
Common / Notable Locations: Burma (Myanmar), India
More on Sapphire From My Personal Perspective
The first ring I ever had was a sapphire -- a red one, aka Ruby -- given to me by my Great Aunt. Later in life I bought myself a blue Sapphire ring, not realizing at the time that they were the same corundum in different colors. Over time, with meditation, I've learned what the issues are that draw me repeatedly to this stone. If you find yourself drawn to Sapphire -- or any stone -- work with it to see what lesson it is bringing you. You might be surprised. I was.
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