September Birthstone: Sapphire
Birthstones are certain gemstones associated with a month. These stones are believed to possess characteristics that can enhance the life of people born in the associated month. The September birthstone is the stunning and royal blue sapphire.
A form of the mineral Corundum, Sapphire is the blue gemstone while the red form of Corundum is Ruby, the birthstone for July. The word Sapphire is derived from the Latin term 'sapphirus' meaning blue. It is also said to have origins in the Greek term 'sappheiros' which means a precious blue stone.
Popularly used in ancient times owing to its rich historical and mythical associations, the sapphire birthstone is believed to bring the wearer numerous benefits. The calming yet uplifting association with the sea and the sky are associated with confidence, communication, purity, kindness, and several other positive aspects. While Sapphires are typically associated with the colour blue, they come in a variety of colours from yellow to black.
History and Mythology Associated With September Birthstone Sapphire
Legends tell of several tales regarding this stunning jewel. This September stone was used in various ancient healing practices and associated with the Greek God of prophecy, Apollo. Along with healing diseases, the stone symbolized creativity in the form of music, dance, and other artistic expressions.
Additionally, sapphires were also used to protect the wearer against harm and poisoning. The powerful blue stone was used commonly as protection against snakes and spiders. The belief was that any snake or spider in the vicinity of a blue sapphire would be killed.
The September birthstone was also associated with a good temper and mood as well as leadership skills and purity of thought. Therefore several members of the ancient royalty would choose this gemstone to adorn their jewellery. It was also a gem associated with clairvoyance, intuition, foresight, good administration, decision making skills and intelligenceThe purity of the September stone was also believed to encourage loyalty, purity, and fidelity. Further, the colour blue was associated with the sky and heaven. For this reason, sapphire was a popular choice for priests and the clergy as it was believed to ward off temptations of the flesh while enhancing their spiritual connection.
In Ancient Persia, sapphire was a 'Celestial Stone' due to its spiritual association. As a colour of the sky represented heaven and water, this stone was believed to instil a sense of calm confidence in the wearer while enhancing their connection with the Divine.
Colours Associated With September Birthstone Sapphire
Sapphires come in a variety of colours such as yellow, red, green, white however blue coloured sapphire is the September birthstone. They may range from pale blue to a deep indigo. The colour blue represents water and sky and is associated with calm, serenity, wisdom, intuition, and creative expression. This stone is believed to help the wearer enhance their confidence and intuitive abilities. Further, it is also believed that this colour helps encourage authentic self-expression.
Blue sapphires also represent honesty, loyalty, kindness, purity, wisdom, and a good temper. This stone is also a popular choice in healing the Third-Eye (Ajna/Agya) Chakra. It helps promote self-expression, improves communication, and calms the nervous system.
Where is September Birthstone Sapphire Found?
The shimmering blue September stone is found in various locations across the world. A popular location is Sri Lanka which is responsible for some of the most magnificent and expensive blue sapphires. Other locations include India, Kenya, Nigeria, Madagascar, Australia, and the United States.
Characteristics of the September Birthstone Sapphire
The blue hues of the Sapphire birthstone represent the water and the sky. It is believed to instil peace, encourage confidence and wisdom, as well as helps one manage anger, frustration, and stress. Additionally, it is also believed to possess powerful healing characteristics.
People can use this stone to calm anxiety, express their authentic selves confidently, and ward off evil energy and negativity.
September also marks the beginning of autumn, a period of love and romance. September Birthstone Blue Sapphire is often used as engagement and wedding jewellery as it symbolises honesty, loyalty and fidelity.
However, there are several aspects to be considered when choosing a stone. While a birthstone may seem like an ideal choice, it should be considered in relation to other factors of your life such as health concerns, personal characteristics, and current phase of life.
Chemical Composition of September Birthstone Sapphire
Made from the mineral corundum, the September birthstone, sapphire has a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale. A highly durable gemstone, sapphire is second only to diamond in terms of hardness. The presence of titanium, iron, and other impurities in the minerals determine the colour and shade of the sapphire stone.
Using Sapphire to Enhance Your Energy
The sapphire birthstone is not just stunning in its visual appeal but brings a host of benefits to the wearer. Using the stone can help improve a variety of positive aspects in your life ranging from physical and emotional to spiritual as well.
There are numerous ways to bring in the protective and healing energies of this stone into your daily life. The stunning blue colour makes sapphire a lovely gemstone for various types of jewellery. Additionally, you can also use it as a healing or meditation crystal.
Benefits of September Birthstone Sapphire
Wearing the Sapphire Birthstone promotes several benefits that extend to the wearer, even if they are not born in the month of September. It has gained popularity as a stone of wisdom, honesty, and purity. Some of its inherent benefits include:
- Encourages authentic self-expression and communication.
- Assists in healing the 3rd Eye Chakra (Ajna/Agya) the nervous system, thus calming the mind and allowing for clarity of thought.
- It helps protect the wearer from negative energy, harm, and evil.
- This gemstone helps evoke spiritual wisdom and connection.
- It enhances intuition, foresight, and clairvoyance
- It enhances decision making abilities.
- It helps one accept self and the situations around them
- It induces feelings of love and promotes loyalty and fidelity.
- It helps promote peace and calm, thus alleviating feelings of stress and anxiety.
Astrological Significance of September Birthstone Sapphire
Blue Sapphire is associated with the planet Saturn (Shani) which governs order, structure, discipline, wealth, and prosperity. Wearing this stone is believed to help one gain financial success and prosperity. Further, it helps to remove negative energy and the obstacles in personal and professional life. The zodiac signs Capricorn and Aquarius can benefit from wearing this lovely gemstone.
September Birthstone Sapphire Care and Cleaning
Sapphires are durable and rank 9 on The Mohs Hardness Scale making them second only to diamond in terms of strength. To clean this gemstone, use a soft brush and soapy water. You can also cleanse it by dipping it in water overnight.
Though it is safe to use ultrasonic cleaners and steam with no problem, but soap and water work well to clean your sapphire birthstone. When not in use, store your sapphire jewellery in a separate bag to keep it safe. Prevent storing it with softer gemstones as it may scratch them.
How To Re-Energize And Recharge Your September Birthstone Sapphire?
At Rudra Centre, we energize every item before shipping it to our customers so that they can start wearing and experiencing the benefits immediately. After prolonged usage one may wish to recharge or reenergize their stone to remove all the negativity so it can work to its full potential.
To reenergize or recharge September Birthstone Sapphire you can keep it under cold running water for a few minutes and then keep it under sunlight for 3 - 4 hours. After this, you can follow the steps mentioned below.
- Have a bath and wear clean clothes
- Be in a meditative mode and avoid all distractions
- Light an incense stick or sage and offer its smoke to yourself, the surrounding, and unto your September Birthstone Sapphire jewellery/geode/crystal
- Hold the September birthstone Sapphire in your hand between both your palms
- Channelize your body energy into your palms. Try to create a focal point on both sides of your palms and imagine positive energy flowing into your September Birthstone Sapphire
- Imagine the intention for which you have adorned Sapphire to be manifesting
While doing the above process you can chant the Mantra 'OM' or 'AUM'. You can get your Sapphire jewellery from Rudra Centre which only deals in Vedic Astrology approved non-treated and non-heated Sapphire gemstones which can guarantee the best results to the wearer.
Most people think that using a birthstone is decided simply based on their month of birth. However, it is not necessary to wear only your birthstone. In fact, you can wear any gemstone regardless of your date of birth, horoscope, and zodiac sign.
What is important is that you wear the right stone for you as per Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy (RRST) which has been devised after 20 years of research and has its base in the chakras of the human body. Chakra Therapy via RRST is the fastest healing therapy and is more comprehensive and superior to other healing modalities. To book a consultation with our expert, Please Click Here
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