Properties of Blue Sapphire / Neelam, Numerical No. 8, ( Blue Sapphire and Planet Saturn )
Sapphires family name is corrondum, come under the catogory of precious stones. Sani or Saturn represents longevity, discipline, authority, ambition, leadership, honesty, perfection, humility, elders, denial, delays, misery, adversity, accidents, conservatism and dutifulness. It’s role is often symbolized as a servant. It’s influence is often seen as restrictive or obstructive yet its influence also seeks to bring balance.
It’s wearing purifies the mind. The mind is charged with virtuous thoughts and positive attitude. Sapphire is worn to protect one from evil effect of Saturn.
Blue sapphire is an expensive gem and gives tremedous benefits to the wearer. Blue sapphire can be worn with a great advantage by heart patients, Blue sapphire also protects the wearers against risks of accidents and against the dangers of fire, strom and natural calamites. Blue sapphire protects the wearer from unexpected happenings and natural calamities and ensures greater financial statbilty. Blue sapphire can cause sudden upturn in business and change the life pattern of the wearer for good.
Its speed is very slow that is why he is called ‘Shaneshchar’ which means a slow mover. In Indian astrology, Saturn is considered to be a malefic amongst the malefic but its last effect is happy. Throwing man into misfortunes and calamities, the Saturn ultimately saves the man. He is regarded the strongest of all planets. Saturn rules the owners of the zodiacal signs Capricorn and Aquarius. Blue Sapphire is the gemstone of Saturn. It rules the direction west.
Blue sapphire is a compound of aluminum and oxygen. Due to slight mixture with cobalt it becomes blue. Blue sapphire found in Ceylon is the best, deep light coloured and transparent. Blue sapphire of deep colour and transparence is found in Thailand and Australia.
Blue sapphire/Neelam shows its effects sooner than any other gem. It is proved fruitful or effective to the wearer, it will destroy his diseases, faults, sorrows, poverty and increases his food grains, prosperity, strength, glory, life-span and off-springs. It also restores the property which the wearer might have lost prior to the wearing of the blue sapphire.
It is also said that it can give peace to the heart of the man if it is worn near the heart. According to a Buddhist monk evil thoughts are destroyed and mind as well as behavior remains pacified by wearing blue sapphire. Morality remains firm in ladies who wear blue sapphire.