Violet Sapphire Meanings and Uses
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The Healing Energies, Metaphysical Properties,
Legendary Uses and Meaning
Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of Violet Sapphire
The enduring and alluring Sapphire forms in more colors than just the legendary blue. 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.
Violet Sapphire brings the wisdom of spiritual awakening. Its noble energy helps diminish the unnecessary worries of the world and opens the Crown Chakra, the source of our spirituality. It allows us to recognize the bonds between all that exist on the Earth plane and “All That Is.” It initiates a sense of peace and oneness, and is an excellent aid to meditation. Violet Sapphire may enhance visionary and psychic development, and has been known to clear a path through the chakras so the kundalini may rise unimpeded. [Melody, 588][Hall, 254]
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. The presence of vanadium during the formation process provides Violet Sapphire’s color, which ranges in hue from pale amethyst and lavender to shades of deep purple and violet. [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]
Violet Sapphire Uses and Purposes
Place Yellow Sapphire in the home or in cash boxes to attract wealth and to increase earnings. If worn or carried, a portion of the stone itself should touch the body. It not only assists in bringing financial abundance, but in manifesting any vision one wishes to realize. [Simmons, 340][Melody, 589][Hall, 255]
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]
Violet Sapphire Healing Therapies - Overview
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Violet Sapphire Physical Healing Energy
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]
Violet Sapphire Emotional Healing Energy
Violet Sapphire is particularly calming to those who are emotionally unstable, helping to eliminate excessive worries and fears, and to re-establish balance. It helps in relating to others and in finding one’s place in the world. [Melody, 588][Hall, 254]
Star Sapphires of any hue are excellent healing crystals for those with an inferiority complex, are afraid of socializing or speaking out, or who have been told they were useless. They also lend support in following a childhood dream or ambition that seems almost impossible. [Eason, 365]
Violet Sapphire stimulates the Crown Chakra located at the top of the head. It is our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our bodies and controls how we think and how we respond to the world around us. It is the fountainhead of our beliefs and the source of our spirituality. It connects us to the higher planes of existence and is the source of universal energy and truth. When the Crown is in balance, our energies are in balance. We know our place in the universe and see things as they are. We are unruffled by setbacks, knowing they are an essential part of life. Imbalances of the Crown Chakra are treated with light violet crystals. Violet rays have the universal life force of magic, dreams, inspiration, and destiny.
Violet Sapphire Spiritual Energy
Violet Sapphire is a stone of awakening. It advances one’s 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. [Gienger, 77][Melody, 584-585, 588]
Violet Sapphire takes on the darker hue of winter’s majesty, the time just after the winter solstice. It inspires awe, and invites a feeling of mystery and magic, nobility and luxury. It is one of the most powerful rays in nature, helping us interpret our dreams and inspiring us to great deeds and accomplishments. Dark violet crystals are dream talismans, providing insight and giving us a window to the soul beyond ordinary understanding. Lavender talismans, the lighter shade of violet, provide not only the wisdom of self, but focuses on our feelings and understanding our hidden yearnings. They’re crystals of the free, unfettered intellect and heart.
Sapphire in shades of amethyst embodies the red-violet ray connecting both time and color, of beginnings and endings, as the old year wanes and the new is about to arrive. It tempers the fiery red ray with the intuition of the violet ray, bringing passion and imagination, emotion and logic. It stimulates creativity and is particularly helpful in artistic endeavors. Light amethyst crystals help us peer into our souls and see ourselves as others see us. It is the ray of self-esteem and self-knowledge. Dark amethyst crystals give us the deep vision needed to see the future. They bring powerful insight and enhance our perception of the potential effects of our decisions.
Violet Sapphire provides a calm energy for meditation. It assists in opening the mind to higher guidance, and is particularly helpful in bringing about an enhanced dream state.
Dreaming of Sapphire indicates escape from danger. [Kunz, 358]
Violet Sapphire varies in color from light amethyst to deep violet. If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Yellow Sapphire of the color listed 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 Violet Sapphire. The table below gives you the information about them.
Violet Sapphire honors Vac, the Hindu Goddess of the Spoken Word. She is the source of wisdom and the ability to communicate it to others. She was the one who uttered the OM of creation, and is the mother of the four sacred Vedas.
Violet crystals honor Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom and contradiction personified. She is the story of being lost then regained, the wisdom of understanding, doubting, and spiritual exploration without dogma.
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.
Sapphire which is violet in color is one of the natural birthstones of those born at the time when the year is new, just after the winter solstice (December 21 - January 19). Violet crystals bring you intuition, magic, dreams, and imagination.
Sapphire which is amethyst in color is one of the natural birthstones of those born as the old year wanes and the new is about to arrive at the winter solstice (November 21 - December 20). Amethyst crystals bring you creativity, perception, self knowledge, and insight.
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.
Violet Sapphire utilizes Fire Energy, the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination and activity. It is Yang in nature. 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.
Violet Yellow Sapphire in Ancient Lore and Legend
There is no legendary information specific to Violet Sapphire. In the ancient world it was referred to as Oriental Amethyst.
Though many of the Sapphires were appropriated by other names and little is written concerning them, they were well-known and highly valued in the ancient world, used by the Etruscans over 2,500 years ago and prized in ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt. [Simmons, 339] The term “Sapphire” with no color prefix attached to it refers to the Blue Sapphire and has an extensive history of legends and lore, much of which appears on our Blue Sapphire page. Other colors of Sapphire were called the same name as a popular gemstone of that color with the term “Oriental” added, thus the Oriental Amethyst was actually a Violet Sapphire, the Oriental Emerald was a Green Sapphire, and an Oriental Topaz was a Yellow Sapphire. Padparadscha was an Oriental Ruby, while Pink Sapphire was a Ruby that had not yet “ripened.” Others may simply have been mistaken for another mineral or were discovered too recently to have historical reference. [Fernie, 127, 163, 169][www.minerals.net][Kunz, 102]
Star Sapphire, also called Asteria, has often been referred to as a Stone of Great Destiny. Some cultures believed the three light bars which cross to form the six-rayed star on the surface of the gem represented Faith, Hope, and Destiny (or mission). The Cingalese believed the moving star served as a protection against witchcraft of all kinds, and in German lore it was called Siegstein, the stone of victory. The mere sight of the stone was reputed to bring good luck, and as a guiding gem, it warded off ill omen and the Evil Eye. It was said to be so potent it continued to exercise its good influence over the first wearer even after it had passed into other hands. [Mella, 104][Kunz, 106-107][Simmons, 339]
Historically, Blue Star Sapphire was given on a twenty-sixth wedding anniversary, Gray Star Sapphire was given on a sixty-fifth, and Violet Star Sapphire was given on a sixty-seventh wedding anniversary. Star Sapphire was also known in Oriental culture as a “phenomenal gem” to be worn on Tuesdays. Phenomenal gems exhibited a moving line, star, or changes on the surface as the light varied, and was considered to bring good fortune to the wearer. [Kunz, 333-335, 337]
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).