When most people hear sapphire, they think of a blue stone, commonly the stone called corundum. While a sapphire does come in blue, You can also find it in many colors, including green, white, black, purple, pink, and yellow. You won’t find a red sapphire, though—a red corundum is another valuable gemstone—a ruby. The price of sapphire has a lot to do with its color; deep, vivid royal blue sapphires are the most valuable. Learn about the sapphire's meaning and why a sapphire symbolizes integrity and wisdom.
What Is Sapphire?
Sapphire is a gemstone associated with royalty. A sapphire is believed to be good for attracting abundance, blessings, and gifts. It has been used to protect against negative energies, calm the mind, strengthen intuition, and invite spiritual clarity.
Properties of Sapphire
- Color: Blue
- Chakra: All, especially the third eye
- Number: Vibrates to 6
- Planet: Moon, Saturn
- Birthstone: September
- Bagua areas: Gen (Knowledge)
- Elements: Wood
- Origin: Myanmar, Czech Republic, Brazil, Kenya, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Thailand, Canada, Madagascar
Meaning and Uses of Sapphire
Sapphire has a connection to romance and is often used in engagement rings. Blue sapphire is linked to the throat chakra and can be used to enhance self-expression. Royal blue sapphire also activates the third eye chakra, which can help you become more aware of your responsibility for your thoughts and feelings. It is said to enhance your integrity and wisdom. In feng shui, dark blue is connected to knowledge and self-cultivation.
Sapphires are the birthstone of September, representing a person's period of birth, month, or zodiac sign. Virgos and Libras span September.
Uses in Feng Shui
One way to work with sapphire and feng shui is to place them in a particular area of the feng shui bagua map. The bagua is a tool used by feng shui practitioners that allows you to see connections between your physical space and your life. It’s an energetic map laid over a home, with different areas corresponding to various aspects of life.
Activate Gen, the Knowledge Corner
Gen is the area of the feng shui bagua map associated with knowledge and self-cultivation. It’s also connected to skillfulness and spiritual development, represented by the color dark blue. To find this area of your home, you can stand at the front door looking into the home. Your nearest left corner is the Knowledge area. Try placing a piece of royal blue sapphire in the Knowledge area of your home if you’d like to increase your depth of knowledge, learn new skills, or deepen your spiritual practice.
Activate Xun, the Wealth Corner
Blue sapphire has a solid connection to wealth and abundance. The wealth corner of your home, called Xun in Chinese, is connected to abundance and prosperity. If you stand at your front door and look into your home, the far left corner is your wealth area. Placing royal blue sapphire here can support your intention of welcoming more wealth and blessings into your life.
Activate New Beginnings
Blue is connected to the wood element and new beginnings in feng shui. This color is excellent to work with if you want to start a new project or are looking for support in making a change in your life. Placing a blue stone, like sapphire, anywhere in your home can help support this intention.
Activate Your Meditation Space
Because of blue sapphire’s connection to wisdom and calming the mind, you may want to add it to your meditation space. If you don’t yet have a dedicated meditation space, this is also an excellent opportunity to create one. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. It can be a whole room if you have that luxury, or it can simply be a corner of your living room or the edge of your bed.
Find some way to differentiate your meditation space from the rest of your home if you can. One easy way to do this is by adding a pillow, blanket, or cushion to sit on during meditation. If that resonates with you, you can create an altar here with a few meaningful items, including a blue sapphire stone.
Wear Sapphire Jewelry
Feng shui is not just about your home: You can also work with the feng shui of your body. Wearing it can shift your personal feng shui energy. Wearing a particular stone on your body is a great way to work with its energy. Given blue sapphire’s connection to the throat chakra, you may want to wear a blue sapphire necklace if you’d like to work on expressing yourself. Sapphire has also been worn for protection from evil and harm, so you may want to wear sapphire jewelry as a protective amulet.
Sapphires are a long-lasting choice for jewelry, which is why it’s popular for rings. Sapphires rank a 9 on the Mohs hardness scale and are almost as durable as diamonds (10 on the Mohs scale). Comparatively, sapphires are much less expensive than diamonds—on the low side, they are $50 per carat versus $2,500. The price of an exquisite quality sapphire can cost $10,000 per carat.