Chemical Formula: Al2O3 - aluminium oxide
A member of the Corundum Family. Blue sapphire's colouring results from the presence of iron and titanium. The name sapphire usually refers to blue corundum, but is used to indicate every colour variety except red (ruby). Sapphire also occurs in colourless, pink, orange, yellow, green, purple and black.
Birthstone for Aquarius, Virgo & Libra
Aligns with the Throat Chakra, Crown and Third Eye Chakras (blue)
Properties: All corundums possess a divine vibration, the highest of all belonging to blue sapphire. Looking into or meditating with blue sapphire is like looking at a twilit sky, as the stars emerge, before it goes completely dark. It draws our attention upwards to the heavens, and motivates a desire for understanding and connection. It is traditionally aligned with the element air, but I also find that at times it resembles looking into a deep, still pool as it reflects the stars above, and so additionally aligns with water and promotes deep inner reflection. Blue sapphire brings profound tranquillity, and is generally calming, allowing us to release anger and stand back with detachment from conflict. It can be used to balance sleep patterns, and also acts as an antidepressant. Blue sapphire is a stone of wisdom, knowledge and clear thinking, as well as clear vision (both physically and metaphorically), so may be useful for those who are studying, or wish to further their understanding, including understanding of higher energies. Its alignment with air means it is intellectual rather than emotional, cutting to the chase and seeing through to the core of the matter. Physically, it aids healing on all levels, and is particularly good for eye complaints, infection and fever, and was used in the Middle Ages to treat gout and kidney disease. Sapphire surrounds us with a divine shield of blue light, bestowing gentle protection, and can induce a deep state of meditation, helping us to connect with Source, while it strengthens our connection and communication with the angelic realm and with our guides, and supports and promotes oracular gifts. Star sapphire bestows added blessings, optimism and protection to the wearer.