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Gemstones: BlueSapphire

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 Blue Sapphire (Neelam)

Gemological Properties (Blue Sapphire)

Chemical Composition AL2O3 + Fe
Color Light blue to dark blue, violetish-blue, greenish-blue, steely-blue, color change from blue or greenish blue to violet-purple.
Hardness 9
Refractive Index 1.762-1.77
Species ---
Pleochroism Strong dichroism
Density Around 4
Birefringence 0.008
Occurrence Sri Lanka, Thailand (Kanchanaburi), Cambodia (Pailin), Burma, Kashmir, Australia (Anakie), Tanzania, Madagascar, USA (Montana, Yogo Gulch).

A navy blue brilliant stone. It is also referred to as Neelam and represents planet Saturn or Sani. It influences on one hand good things like long life, ambition, prosperity, leadership, wealth etc and misery, accident, failure, adversity on the other hand. As the effect of this stone is highly temperamental, it should be worn under proper guidance of the astrologer. The best and the brightest blue sapphires come from Kashmir and are called 'mayur neelam' because of their peacock blue colour.


Blue Sapphire and Ascendants

Aries: Saturn is the lord of the tenth and the eleventh bhavas (houses). Both of them are auspicious houses. Saturn on account of occupying the lordship of the eleventh house, which is not considered a good house, is not considered an auspicious planet for Aries natives. Even then if Saturn is posited in the 2nd, 5th (in his sign of exaltation), 9th, 10th (in his own sign) and 11th (in his own sign) Blue Sapphire can be worn for deriving benefit in the major period of Saturn.

 

Taurus: Saturn is a yogakaraka planet being lord of the ninth and tenth houses. Consequently, if the native of this Ascendant wears a Blue Sapphire he will always enjoy happiness, prosperity, name and fame, advancement in the professional sphere and favours from Government. The results will be more powerful if Blue Sapphire is worn in the major and sub periods of Saturn. It will prove more advantageous to wear Blue Sapphire with Diamond the gemstone of Venus, the lord of this Ascendant.

 

Gemini: For the Gemini Ascendant Saturn is lord of the ninth, a trine. Therefore Saturn is an auspicious planet for this Ascendant. It will, therefore, be prudent and profitable for the native to wear Blue Sapphire in the major period of Saturn. Mercury, the lord of this Ascendant, is a friend of Saturn. Therefore, wearing of an Emerald, with Blue Sapphire will prove more advantageous.

 

Cancer: For the Cancer Ascendants Saturn will respectively be the lord of the seventh and eighth houses. The eighth is inauspicious houses and the seventh is a death inflicting (maraka) house. The lords of this  Ascendant is  also enemies of Saturn. The natives of this Ascendant should never wear a Blue Sapphire.

 

Leo: For the Leo Ascendants Saturn will respectively be the lord of the sixth and seventh houses. The sixth is inauspicious houses and the seventh is a death inflicting (maraka) house. The lords of this Ascendant is  also enemies of Saturn. The natives of this Ascendant should never wear a Blue Sapphire.

 

Virgo: For the Virgo Ascendant Saturn is lord of the fifth and sixth houses. Because of lord of the fifth, a trine, Saturn is not totally an inauspicious planet for this Ascendant. Consequently, the natives of this Ascendant can wear Blue sapphire in the major period of Saturn.

 

Libra: For the Libra (Tula) Ascendant, Saturn is lord of the fourth and fifth houses. and is, therefore, a Yogakaraka planet. Venus, the lord of this Ascendant is also a friend of Saturn. Consequently the native of this Ascendant will enjoy very beneficial results by wearing a Blue Sapphire. The wearing of a Blue Sapphire during the major period of Saturn will prove very profitable. The benefic effects of the Sapphire will be increased if it is worn along with Diamond, which is the gem stone of Venus, the lord of this Ascendant and Emerald the gem stone of Mercury, the lord of the ninth house.

 

Scorpio: For the Scorpio (Vrischika) Ascendant Saturn is lord of the third and fourth houses. Saturn is considered as a neutral planet for this Ascendant. Still if Saturn is in his own sign or in fifth, ninth, tenth house (bhava), Blue Sapphire can be worn, in the major period of Saturn.

 

Sagittarius: For the Sagittarius (Dhanu) Ascendant Saturn is lord of the second, the death inflicting house (maraka house) and the third. Moreover, Saturn is considered an enemy of Jupiter, the lord of this Ascendant. Consequently it will not be advisable for the native of this ascendant to wear a Blue Sapphire. It can be worn if Saturn is posited in the Ascendant.

 

Capricorn: For the Capricorn Ascendant Saturn is the lord of the Ascendant. Blue Sapphire should be worn by the natives of this Ascendant as a protective charm all their life. It will bestow good health, long life, prosperity, wealth, happiness and success in their ventures. The effects of Blue Sapphire will be strengthened if a Diamond, the gem stone of Venus, who is a yogakaraka for this Ascendant, is worn along with it.

 

Aquarius: For the Aquarius Ascendant Saturn is the lord of the Ascendant. Blue Sapphire should be worn by the natives of this Ascendant as a protective charm all their life. It will bestow good health, long life, prosperity, wealth, happiness and success in their ventures. The effects of Blue Sapphire will be strengthened if a Diamond, the gem stone of Venus, who is a yogakaraka for this Ascendant, is worn along with it.

 

Pisces: For the Pisces Ascendant Saturn is lord of the eleventh and twelfth houses. Saturn is, therefore, not considered auspicious for this Ascendant. Moreover, Saturn is an enemy of Jupiter, the lord of this Ascendant. Still if Saturn is in his own sign in the 11th or in the Ascendant, Blue Sapphire can be used with advantage in the major period of Saturn.

 

 
 

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