The gemstone of faith, hope, and purity, blue sapphire has been linked with various birth months and dates over time. Read on to learn about blue sapphire’s meaning in astrology and practical recommendations for blue sapphire gemstone use in the mystical Indian Vedic tradition.
The Meaning of Blue Sapphire in Astrology
According to the official list from the International Gem Society, the blue sapphire gemstone is the modern and traditional birthstone for the month of September. However, in the Tibetan mystical birthstone list, sapphire corresponds to the month of May and in the Ayurvedic tradition—dating back to at least 1500 B.C.E.—blue sapphire is linked to an August birthday.
The Zodiac gemstone chart follows the mystical placement of the blue sapphire gemstone much more closely than the other traditions, assigning this beautiful and highly valued stone to those born under the sign of the Taurus constellation—corresponding roughly to the period between 21 April and 21 May (Tropical calendar) or 13 May to 19 June (Indian Sidereal calendar). In English, Taurus means “bull” and the constellation is referred to as Vrsabha in Sanskrit.
Taurus and Sapphires in the Zodiac
If you were born within the dates assigned to the Taurus star sign, astrologers describe your personality as patient, loving, persistent, and determined. Weaknesses are said to include a tendency to be jealous, possessive, and resentful. As the gemstone of faith, purity, graciousness, and truth, blue sapphire gemstones could help to counteract some of the negative aspects of a Taurus character and strengthen the positive aspects for an authentic, faithful, and love-filled life.
Sapphire: The Gemstone of Saturn
In Vedic astrology, gemstones are assigned a planet as well as a constellation and in this system of belief, sapphire is linked to the planet Saturn—the master of limitations and responsibility. Rather than being a negative planet, Saturn is said to represent Father Time (or Chronos in Greek Mythology) and is thought to teach us the importance of discipline and self-management for achieving what we want in life.
Vedic Recommendations for Maximizing Your Blue Sapphire’s Effectiveness
Experts in blue sapphire’s meaning in astrology from the Vedic tradition teach that the blue sapphire gemstone is most effective when worn directly against the skin and must be untreated and at least eye-clean to avoid ill effects. It is recommended that you wear a blue sapphire that’s a minimum of two carats in size. However, five-carat sapphires are thought to be the most effective.
When you wear the gemstone correctly, blue sapphires are thought to help with a range of health problems, including diseases of the heart, lungs, joints, mind, and nervous system.
If you are thinking of using the blue sapphire gemstone according to Vedic beliefs, we suggest consulting with a qualified Jyotisha expert or Vedic astrologer to determine the best days and times to wear this beautiful stone.
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