Gemstone of Saturn – Blue Sapphire (Neelam)
Blue Sapphire, known as Neelam in Vedic astrology, is the gemstone of the planet Saturn. It is the most potent gemstone among all and provides quick results. It is best suited to transporters, realtors, contractors, industrialists, laborers, politicians, and lawyers, etc. This gemstone should be worn only after the careful consultation of a learned astrologer. Initially, it is worn on a trial basis for a week or so, as it does not suit everybody and can cause great harm. There are a few popular tests like wrapping it around one’s arm in a blue colored cloth for a week, or placing it under the pillow for a few nights. If it does not suit you, it will tell. There is a lot of myth around neelam and how to know if it suits you.
In case it does not suit you, it will show cracks or change of color, or uncomfortable daily life. However, if it suits you, it will give you the fastest and the quickest possible results. It comes in different shapes like oval, cushion, emerald cut, round etc.
How to wear Blue Sapphire
Like any other gem, it could be worn as an earring, ring, necklace or pendant. Astrologically, it should be worn only as a ring studded in gold or silver or ‘Ashta Dhatu’, an alloy of eight metals, and worn on the middle finger on Saturdays. It has to be purified before putting on. Blue Sapphire gets continuously vibrated power from Saturn and this power is absorbed to the individual’s aura protecting the individual from any external negative energy.
Benefits of Wearing Blue Sapphire
There are following benefits:
1. It is said to enhance fertility in a barren woman.
2. Saturn governs the long and chronic diseases, hence it could be supportive in diseases like kidney problem, lung problem, heart problem etc.
3. It also helps in the diseases related to obesity, nervous system, muscles, bones, and legs etc.
4. It also protects from accidents, travel problems, terror, thieves, storms, fire, or natural disasters.
5. If suited, it will bless you with fortune and happiness.
6. Saturn controls our nerves, hence wearing sapphire give you patience, discipline, and public grace.
Natural Blue Sapphire
Natural blue sapphire can only be identified by its color. Color is the most important aspect of blue sapphire’s value. Velvet blue, violet blue, grayish, too light, or too dark sapphires are extremely costly. Moreover, natural sapphire should be unheated. Unheated and unblemished natural sapphire look best in strong sunlight with evenly distributed color. The majority of blue sapphires in the market is of commercial quality and treated. Pure natural sapphire is scarce and costly.
However, it is not easy to find unheated sapphire in the market and any such stone needs to be tested in the authorized laboratory for its purity.
Malicious or Inauspicious Blue Sapphire
Gemstones never produce results if there are flaws in them. Do not purchase a blue sapphire that is very dark blue or blackish blue in color. Also beware of a cracked or milky stone, stone with a dullness, two-color, white lines, and red dots. Moreover, since it is very reactive stone, do buy it from a reputed and authorized seller who provides guaranteed and lab tested gem.
More About Blue Sapphire
Blue sapphire is a mineral and mainly found in Sri Lanka, Australia, Myanmar, Kashmir, Thailand, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Cambodia. The best sapphires come from Sri Lanka and Kashmir. Blue Sapphire is a mineral and a gem of the corundum family. It is a compound of aluminum and oxygen with a presence of cobalt which gives it blue reflection. Sometimes rubies and blue sapphires are found in the same mine, and that is why astrologers say that Ruby and Blue Sapphire has the same quality. However, blue sapphire is harder than ruby.
It is said if you put in blue sapphire in water, the water can cure the effect of the poison from a scorpion bite immediately.useful links