Crystals ~ Black Sapphire
Winter approaches, but if we go by what the weather has been like in the
last few weeks I believe winter is already here! Humans and nature
alike tend to hibernate. Nature slows down, goes within and rests. Now is
the time to contemplate life, the past, present and future. Winter is a
time of reflection.
Winter as a colour could be described as black; it tends to be a rather
bleak time of year for some. Black as a colour is very protective and
offers us a retreat, the safety of being hidden from our enemies. This
protection gives us a sense of power. It makes us feel secure, daring
and physically powerful.
Dark coloured crystals deepen our connection to the physical, natural
world. They help relieve us of fears specifically associated with our
physical existence here on earth.
When we think of Sapphires, we think of the blue variety but in fact
Sapphires are available in a range of colours - yellow, pink, violet,
green, black, clear (colourless) except red that is classified as Ruby.
The Star Sapphire as the name suggest forms a six-rayed star on the
surface due to inclusion of rutile needles causing the
effect. This one is highly valued.
Sapphires were called the "Stone of Destiny". Since winter
heralds a time of contemplation and a dark time of year it seems
befitting to write up about the Black Sapphire. It offers us protection
and a way to see into our life without fear.
- Offer protection,
- Imparts confidence in
one’s own intuition,
- Heightens employment
prospects and helps in retaining a job.
General attributes for Sapphire need to be taken into account as well
when working with sapphires of any colour.
Sapphires in general are wisdom stones. Sapphire calms thoughts and mental
tension consequently allowing for greater focus. This in turn brings
peace of mind and serenity. Depression and spiritual confusion are
alleviated or neutralised.
Use Sapphire in meditation to impart wisdom on situations. It opens the
mind to intuitive understanding it also promotes hope and faith.
It is a stone of prosperity and attracts gifts of all kinds, financial
and spiritual etc. Use in magic to promote wealth in any form.
Sapphires are receptive. Receptive stones are feminine in nature and
can be used for soothing, love, wisdom, compassion, eloquence, sleep,
dreams, friendship, growth, fertility, prosperity, spirituality,
In healing Sapphires align physical, mental and spiritual plans and
restores balance within the body.
- Placed on throat it releases
frustration and facilitates self expression
- Calms overactive body
- Regulates the glands
stone” Heals eyes by removing impurities and stress.
- Treats blood disorder and
alleviates excessive bleeding
- Strengthens veins and
improves their elasticity.
It is said a necklace of sapphires will cure a sore throat. How
many of us end up with sore throats in winter? ...the time of dreaded colds and
The name sapphire is Greek for blue. In Cunningham’s
Encyclopaedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic, deity relating to
Sapphire is Apollo. This stone was worm when consulting the oracles of
Yellow sapphire is associated with Hindu god of prosperity Ganesh.
Yellow sapphire attracts wealth to the home. If worn, it should actually
touch the finger.
Goddesses represented by Black or dark coloured stones are: the Goddesses
Hecate and Kali. Precious stones connect to the Goddess Lakshmi, of
which sapphire is classified as. Sapphire is also attributed to the
According to Scott Cunningham the star sapphire is considered to be the
most potent in magic for all uses. Sapphires are worn and used in
rituals to strengthen the magician’s ability to tap and send
I realise that sapphires are relatively expensive given that
it’s classified as a precious gem but I have since found that
you can get sapphire in a rough tumbled stone, the power of the stone
can still be utilised for your purpose.
I bought a silver black sapphire ring a few years back. The cost was
Winter workshop, Spheres of light.
Illustrated Guide to Crystals, Judy Hall
Gemstones of the World, Walter Schumann
Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic, Scott Cunningham
The Crystal Bible, Judy Hall