Sunday, September 28, 2014


Sapphire ~ Stone Magic

The Structure and Meaning of Sapphire

Consider, finally, that sapphire is also a hexagonal crystalline. Its nature is associated with the number six. Two triangles are brought together to form a new shape that represents our physical existence on earth. Harmony and community are also associated with the number six. According to tradition, the number six is represents Solomon's seal-a way of mediating and coming to resolution and balance after indecision. In nature, the hexagonal shape is in honey combs of bees.

Blue is a color associated with divine law, order and structure. Consider who is wearing blue uniforms even today. The Vedic word for sapphire, sanipraya, translates to, "dear to the planet Saturn." Saturn, in mythological texts, is associated with structure, foundations, agriculture, patience, time, history, the teacher and archetype of the old man. Sapphires representing eyes of the deity might suggest that the gem helps us to see clearly. To be at one with the proper order of manifest life is a precondition that must be met if we are to understand our true direction.

Apart from its sheer beauty, it is easy to understand why this gem has been desired for thousands of years. To hold a sapphire in one's hand and listen to its energy might be a kind of healing, through vision, helping one find truth in the journey toward the Kingdom.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014


Sapphire Lore

Sapphire in the Bible

The Latin term for sapphire is, sapphire; in Hebrew, it is sappir. Ancient texts refer to sapphire as a blue stone, which means that its characteristics were at times confused with lapis lazuli. Sapphire is listed as the second foundation stone in Revelations XXI: "Its color is similar to that of a clear sky; struck by the rays of the sun, it sends forth, burning, a flash of lightening, signifying the hope by which we are carried off to heaven." The gem is associated with the apostle, St. Paul by the eleventh century bishop, Andreas of Caesarea. Pope Innocent II had his bishops wear sapphire rings.

The color of sapphire, blue, is associated with divine law, order and structure. Consider who is wearing blue uniforms even today. Dark blue represents a law. Sapphire can protect from curses or the "evil eye" which confuses or distorts the way. If we become toxic it is surely partly because we do not have clear vision of the proper order of things. 

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Native American Animal Symbol

If you were born between
 Sept 22 - Oct 22
You are a Raven
Highly enthusiastic, and a natural entrepreneur, the Raven is quite a charmer. But he/she doesn't have to work at being charming - it comes easily. Everyone recognizes the Raven's easy energy, and everyone turns to the Raven for his/her ideas and opinions. This is because the Raven is both idealistic and diplomatic and is quite ingenious. In nurturing environments this Native American animal symbol is easy-going, can be romantic, and soft-spoken. Further, the Raven can be quite patient, and intuitive in relationships. Left to his/her own devices, the Raven can be demanding, inconsistent, vindictive, and abrasive. 

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Thursday, September 18, 2014


The Lore of Sapphire 
An old Vedic story from India describes the demon god, Vela, ripped apart by demigods. His primordial body tumbled through time and space to the solidity of earth, shattering, like glass. His eyes, cobalt globes of fire and fury, broke apart in a million pieces, many of which landed in the village of Ratna Purna, Sri Lanka where even today we source our ethically mined sapphires from a cooperative of small scale miners.

Vela represents the cathartic, primordial, untamed forces, the creative destructive elementals that formed from light and stardust, the earth and our body. That blue sapphires formed from the eyes of Vela might have something to do with sapphires being used as an "eyestone" to treat eye disease throughout the centuries. Egyptian physicians created an eye wash with sapphire, copper oxide and boric acid. Medieval texts also refer to sapphire as an elixir for the eyes particularly when dissolved in milk.

The Vela myth also suggests that the gem might be used as a type of shield to protect oneself from harm. Corundum, which is the family of gems from which sapphires come from, has a hardness scale of nine out of ten. The gem exists in many different shades of color. The skin of the demon became yellow sapphires. Damigeron, an Arab who wrote the earliest Middle Ages treatise on gemstones, wrote that sapphires were worn by kings as a protection from harm.

Sapphire was also considered an antidote for poisoning, as long as you chose the right gem. Wolfgang Gabelchover, a medieval writer, suspended a sapphire over a spider, swinging it like a pendulum. If the spider died then the stone was a good antidote. This theme was picked up by other writers who thought sapphires were a good cure for venom. It became a favorite for the practices of necromancers who used it to understand even obscure oracles. (Kunz 104) 

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Monthy Birthstone

It is September! 
If you were born this month you are a Sizzling Sapphire!
Sapphire "The Stone Of Inner Spirit"
"As a star of the skies brought to Earth, I blend with you to initiate the awakening of your intuitive senses.
Or a Lovely Lapis!

Lapis Lazuli   " The Stone Of  Proclamation "
With my beautiful cosmic blue color, I contact your spirit guardians to protect you.  It is also my duty to instill upon you the power of words.  Use them to teach and heal those who have not found their voice.