Yellow Sapphire Meanings and Uses
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Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of Yellow 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.
Yellow Sapphire brings the wisdom of prosperity, not only by attracting wealth and financial abundance into one’s life, but in its ability to manifest one’s creative energy into form through action. Yellow Sapphire stimulates the intellect, helping to formulate ideas and goals, then focuses that intent through the Solar Plexus Chakra, the will center, allowing one to hold their vision long enough to bring it into being. It also encourages the exploration of moving in new directions, bringing excitement and joyful expectation about the possibilities in life. [Simmons, 340-341][Ahsian, 341][Melody, 589][Hall, 255]
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. Low iron content in Corundum is responsible for Yellow Sapphire’s color, sometimes called Golden Sapphire if intensely colored. 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. [Simmons, 339][www.minerals.net][Fernie, 140][www.mindat.org]
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]
Yellow 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]
Yellow Sapphire Healing Therapies - Overview
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Yellow Sapphire Physical Healing Energy
Yellow Sapphire is ideal for boosting physical energy and vitality, and is an excellent support for exercise. [Ahsian, 341] As an elixir, Yellow Sapphire is useful in eliminating toxins from the body. [Melody, 589][Hall, 255]
Yellow Sapphire is known for restoring balance in the spleen, and has been useful in treatments of the digestive system, gall bladder, and liver. [Melody, 589][Ahsian, 341] Sapphire is beneficial in treating blood disorders and alleviates excessive bleeding; it strengthens the veins and improves their elasticity. [Hall, 253]
Yellow Sapphire Emotional Healing Energy
Yellow Sapphire is a vivacious stone, re-energizing the emotional system. It helps one feel more excited and joyful about the possibilities life has to offer, and encourages the expression of one’s ideas and feelings with more confidence. It aids in overcoming fear and procrastination, and lends the courage to take the risks needed for great creations to come about. [Ahsian, 341]
Yellow Sapphire activates the Solar Plexus Chakra, the energy distribution center and the chakra of relationships. This chakra is located between the ribcage and navel, and controls the immune and digestive systems. When balanced physically, we have strength to fight infections, are free of allergic reactions, and are able to use the nutrients we ingest. When the solar plexus is out of balance spiritually, we feel fear - of the disappointment or displeasure of others, or to subordinating our life and pleasures to the will of others. Spiritually, when the solar plexus is in balance we are free to interpret the world through our own thoughts and emotions and not live in fear of violating the dictums of others.
Yellow Sapphire Spiritual Energy
Sapphire 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. [Gienger, 77][Melody, 584-585]
Yellow Sapphire aids in the development and alignment of one’s personal will with Divine Will, expanding the consciousness to accept an overall view and see where one’s plan or vision fits in the bigger picture. It lends the perseverance needed to overcome obstacles, and the understanding that not all blocks to success are counter to Divine Will. Whether it is an issue with Divine timing or one needs to learn a lesson by overcoming the obstacle, Yellow Sapphire helps discern the difference from being called upon to overcome a problem from being asked to go in a different direction. [Ahsian, 341][Melody, 589][Hall, 255]
Yellow Sapphire brings the power to solidify new interests and new relationships, helping you to see things in a different light. It adds clarity, waking things up and adding zest, optimism, and meaning to life and relationships. Light Yellow crystals ensure that new relationships get off to a good start by aiding in the establishment of good communication. They focus on the needs of the person or group you are getting to know. Dark yellow crystals are excellent aids when decisiveness, precision, or persuasiveness is needed. They are the “Salesman’s Stone” that brings success in efforts to sell ourselves, products, or services to others.
There is no meditative information for Yellow Sapphire.
Dreaming of Sapphire indicates escape from danger. [Kunz, 358]
Yellow Sapphire varies in color from pale to dark yellow. 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 Yellow Sapphire. The table below gives you the information about them.
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 yellow in color is the natural birthstone of those born in the beginning of summer (June 21 - July 21). Yellow crystals bring you enlightenment, optimism, warmth, and clarity.
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.
Yellow Sapphire will make it easier for shy Virgos to express themselves verbally. [Megemont, 163]
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.
Yellow Sapphire has a subdued Fire energy, generally used in the center of a home or room to bring cheerfulness, light, and energy to the entire space. Yellow is the color of the middle of the year, the middle of space, the sun, and light energy.
Yellow Sapphire in Ancient Lore and Legend
Yellow Sapphire is the legendary helper of the Hindu god, Ganeesh. While Ganeesh brings prosperity to the home, Yellow Sapphire brings wealth. [Melody, 589]
Throughout the ages, merchants in India and the Far East have worn, or carried, fine Yellow Sapphire to enhance their business success. When worn, it is set so that a portion of the stone itself touches the body. To increase earnings it is often placed in cash boxes, and many people have been buried or cremated with Yellow Sapphire placed in their mouths to ensure wealth in the next life. [Melody, 589][Simmons, 340][Hall, 255]
To the ancient world, Yellow Sapphire was known as Oriental Topaz, and was an important stone of wisdom and leadership. It was thought to empower those in authority to make right and just decisions, and because it guided the path a person was on, was sometimes referred to as the Guru. According to tradition, crowns that bear a cross are supposed to have a Yellow Sapphire embedded into them. [www.earthstreasure.com]
Yellow Sapphire was also used in antiquity to protect the wearer from snakebite. [Melody, 589]
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).