Pink Sapphire Meanings and Uses
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Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of Pink Sapphire
The enduring and alluring Sapphire forms in more colors than just the legendary Blue Sapphire. Each color exhibits its own unique metaphysical properties and vibrational patterns, yet all are Stones of Wisdom. They honor the higher mind, bringing intuition, clarity and self-mastery. Worn throughout the ages for protection, good fortune and spiritual insight, Sapphires are not only symbols of power and strength, but also of kindness and wise judgment.
Pink Sapphire brings the wisdom of resilience to one’s life, teaching that true strength lies in the power of vulnerability. Like a willow that yields to mighty winds and emerges stronger, Pink Sapphire assists the emotional body through the transitions of life, stimulating the emotions of love, forgiveness, acceptance, and letting go. This lovely crystal soothes the heart and aligns it with the mind, healing wounds of the past and encouraging compassion for others. It helps one develop the courage to be open again to relationships and to find joy in interacting with others. [Simmons, 343][Ahsian, 343]
Sapphire is a variety of Corundum, an aluminum oxide mineral that forms in prismatic tabular, bipyramidal or rhombohedral crystals, as well as granular or massive habits, and may be transparent to opaque. The name Corundum is of Indian origin, derived from the Sanskrit korund and applied to opaque massive gems, generally of a dull color. With the exception of Red Corundum, which is Ruby, all other colors of Corundum are Sapphires. Pink Corundum is usually referred to in gemological terms as Pink Sapphire rather than Ruby, though chromium forming with aluminum oxide provides the coloration for both. [Simmons, 339][www.mindat.org][Fernie, 140]
Star Sapphires are created when Corundum is intergrown with fibrous inclusions of Rutile, called “silk,” that reflects light in stones cut en cabochon as a six-rayed, sometimes twelve-rayed star that appears to glide across the face of the gem as it is moved. This effect is called asterism and increases the rarity and value of the stone. [Simmons, 345][Eason, 365][Mella, 104]
Star Sapphire has the same metaphysical properties as the color of Sapphire it appears in, with an enhanced energy and intensification of those properties. The star itself represents the manifestation of Divine knowledge and Light into denser reality, and reminds us that the outer manifestations we treasure are a reflection of the Light of our own essence. The three lines that cross in the six-rayed star represent faith, hope and destiny, sometimes associated with three angels who offer protection to those who wear Star Sapphire. The moving star brings ongoing safety to travelers and guides their way home. [Ahsian, 345][Simmons, 345][Eason, 365]
Pink Sapphire Uses and Purposes
Pink Sapphire is an ideal stone of emotional and psychic protection, especially in situations where one has no control in directing events, but cannot simply depart either. [Simmons, 343]
Sapphire is exceptional for calming and focusing the mind, allowing the release of mental tension and unwanted thoughts. It encourages opening the mind to beauty and intuition, bringing lightness and joy as it restores balance within the body. [Melody, 584][Hall, 253]
As a professional support stone, Sapphire provides awareness of higher principles in archeologists and historians, stimulates the mind and wisdom in executives, ministers and writers, and increases discernment and good judgment in journalists and lawyers. [Mella, 129-133]
Star Sapphire, especially in paler shades, is a symbol of wise and honest leadership, and a good stone for businesswomen and female entrepreneurs who wish to succeed without compromising integrity. [Eason, 365] It is also an ideal tool for anyone needing assistance in grounding their ideas into reality and who requires extra energy to bring things through to completion. [Simmons, 345]
Because of its hardness (second only to Diamond), Sapphires are used in industrial applications such as components for watch crystals and movement bearings, scientific instruments, high-durability windows, and insulating substrates in special purpose solid state electronics. [www.widipedia.org]
Pink Sapphire Healing Therapies - Overview
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Pink Sapphire Physical Healing Energy
Pink Sapphire helps strengthen and balance the heart. It is also useful in balancing blood sugar, glucose metabolism and in cases of diabetes, hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. [Ahsian, 344]
Sapphire calms overactive body systems and aids in regulation of the glands. It is beneficial in treating blood disorders and alleviates excessive bleeding; it strengthens the veins and improves their elasticity. [Hall, 253]
Pink Sapphire Emotional Healing Energy
Pink Sapphire brings a light, soothing energy to the heart while invigorating the emotions. It assists in overcoming depressive tendencies or the need to dwell on past emotional wounds, and encourages forgiveness and moving forward. [Ahsian, 343]
Pink Sapphire embodies passion and strength of heart, helping one to overcome shyness and express emotions more easily. It can bring a loving, playful energy to any relationship, and renew one’s ability to be vulnerable and passionate with others. [Ahsian, 343]
Pink Sapphire reflects the Light of the heart and love and stimulates the Heart Chakra, located near the center of the breastbone. It regulates our interaction with the external world and controls what we embrace and what we resist. It gives us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment. Pink crystal energy is used to resolve blockages and to re-balance the Heart Chakra, helping us understand our own needs and emotions clearly. We can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.
Pink Sapphire Spiritual Energy
Pink Sapphire acts as a magnet drawing into one’s life all that is needed in order to evolve. It is a stone of spiritual power and astuteness, bringing prosperity and helping to sustain the gifts of life. It tends to focus, emanate and radiate its energy in fulfilling dreams and desires of the consciousness, even without conscious initiation. [Hall, 254][Gienger, 77][Melody, 584-585]
Pink Sapphire teaches the lessons of appreciation and gratitude, enhancing the knowledge that love is its own reward. It reminds us the longing of our hearts for the Divine is identical to the longing the Divine feels for us. [Simmons, 343]
Pink Sapphire reflects the toned-down, more feminine aspect of red color energy, bringing determination, commitment, and caring. Its soothing color calms feelings of anger or resentment, and can aid efforts to meditate and reflect. Pink is the color of new love, new romance and new relationships. It increases developing sensuality, and can help overcome heartache, aiding in the improvement of our caring and loving abilities.
There is no meditative information for Pink Sapphire.
Dreaming of Sapphire indicates escape from danger. [Kunz, 358]
If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Pink Sapphire can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.
There are other Angels that are partial to Pink Sapphire. The table below gives you the information about them.
Pink Sapphire honors Ixchel, the Mayan Goddess of Childbirth.
All Sapphires honor Juterna, the Roman Goddess of the Brooks and Ponds, and Turan, the Etruscan Goddess of Love and Beauty.
Star Sapphire honors Gendenwitha, the Morning Star Goddess of the Iroquois.
There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.
In this section you will find information on all three approaches.
Sapphire is the traditional birthstone of September. Historically, it was the birthstone of April.
Pink Sapphire with its light red color is a natural birthstone of those born in mid-autumn (October 22 - November 20). Light red crystals bring you energy, courage, passion, and love.
Sapphire is a zodiac stone for those born in the heart of spring under the sign of Taurus, from April 20 - May 20. Taurus is depicted as a bull because of its characteristics of being strong but quiet, and is ruled by the planet Venus that also rules Libra. Taureans are known for being "down to Earth," the doers and the realists. They are affectionate, known for their tempers and very stubborn.
Sapphire is a Seeker Transformer crystal. Seekers contain a crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind to find the way to new horizons and new capabilities. They’re pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, wanderer, and explorer. They’re also crystals of the student and the researcher.
Transformer crystals enhance efforts to change our situations, prospects, health, outlook or relationships. By transforming ourselves we transform our lives. We learn to dance, speak a new language, grow stronger, or become a better spouse or child. Seeker crystals with the earth power of the Transformer are excellent talismans to aid our efforts to grow, develop new capabilities and change our lives.
Pink Sapphire utilizes a subdued Fire Energy, the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination and activity. It is the energy of heat, action, emotion and passion - of ideas, of concepts, and sex. It is traditionally associated with the south area of a home or room, and with the fame and reputation area of your dwelling. Use its energy to give your life the boost it needs to enhance your standing in the community and within your family.
Pink Sapphire in Ancient Lore and Legend
There is no legendary information specific to Pink Sapphire. Historically it was considered to be a pale Ruby, a softer, lighter version of Ruby’s passionate intensity. For more information, see the Legends and Lore section of the Ruby page.
The symbols [ ] enclose the author's name and a page number for a reference cited from the following books:
[Ahsian, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).
[Altman, pp.] Jennifer Altman, Gem and Stone: Jewelry of Earth, Sea, and Sky. (San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 2012)
[Eason, pp. ]Cassandra Eason, The New Crystal Bible (London: Carlton Books Ltd., 2010).
[Fernie, pp.] William T. Fernie, The Occult and Curative Powers of Precious Stones (Blauvelt, NY: Rudolph Steiner Publications, 1973).
[Gienger, pp.] Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals (Scotland: Earthdancer Books, 2009).
[Hall, pp.] Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2003).
[Hall 2, pp.]Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible 2 (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2009).
[Kunz, pp.] George Frederick Kunz, The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (New York: Dover Publications, 1971).
[Megemont, pp.] Florence Megemont, The Metaphysical Book of Gems and Crystals (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2008).
[Mella, pp.] Dorothee L. Mella, Stone Power II (Albuquerque, NM: Brotherhood of Life, Inc., 1986).
[Melody, pp.] Melody, Love Is In The Earth (Wheat Ridge, CO: Earth-Love Publishing House, 1995).
[Raphaell, pp.] Katrina Raphaell, Crystal Enlightenment (Santa Fe, NM: Aurora Press, 1985)
[Simmons, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).