Sapphires have been held in high regards since around 800 B.C. by nobility and then by the clergy. Kings and Queens believed that wearing sapphire would protect them from feelings of envy by those they ruled over and protect them from harm, evil, and witchcraft. The blue of the sapphire symbolized Heaven by the church and followers believed the stone attracted heavenly blessings.
Sapphire is thought to bring wisdom and truth, for better perception and understanding to the possessor. It is thought to help find peace of mind and to calm agitated worries; so much so that it was once prescribed to heal mental disorders. Due to the belief of Sapphire bringing clarity of mind, the "Ancient Greeks associated sapphires with Apollo", host of the oracle at Delphi and "during the 11th and 12th centuries, sorcerers honored the sapphire more than any other stone as it enabled them to hear and understand the most obscure oracles. Not only did they help to get in touch with astral and psychic realms, but also they provided protection for those who took those journeys."
Corundum (mineral name)
It is most commonly known as a blue stone, But it comes in in nearly every color of the rainbow including: pink, purple, orange, yellow, green, colorless, and red (ruby), black.
Properties: Intuition, Meditation, Hope, Creative Expression, Protection
Keep blue sapphires near by to inspire you creatively and to enhance you intuition. Black sapphires are excellent to help you find work and for spiritual protection. Blue Sapphires are most commonly associated with the throat chakra.
By Lady Sistterwolf & Lady Atheona
for our September 2017 newsletter
The Inner Circle Sanctuary is a school for traditional style Wicca and holds eight sabbat festivals every year.