SAPPHIRE

SAPPHIRE

SEPTEMBER BIRTHSTONES

This month Virgo and Libra are channeling their inner gemstones of lapis and sapphire. Thought to hold the powers of loyalty and trust and to protect loved ones, these semi precious gems are easy to wear with any style. 

SAPPHIRE

The word "sapphire" draws its name from the Sanskrit word "sani" that signifies "Saturn," hence, the ancients from India and Europe had identified it as the stone of Saturn. The sapphire is also acknowledged as a stone of wisdom, as it favors the desire for knowledge. -From the book Crystals & Stones: A Complete Guide to Their Healing Properties by The Group of 5

 
Lapis (the blue stone) other stones pictured are peridot (green) and labradorite (grayish-blue)

Lapis (the blue stone) other stones pictured are peridot (green) and labradorite (grayish-blue)

LAPIS

The ancients appreciated lapis lazuli as a bearer of truth and light. The golden particles on the surface were compared to stars in the night sky. Lapis, also known as a power stone, was one of the most esteemed and widely used stones by the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. It was worn as a protection against the "evil eye" and used as ornaments on royal homes. -From the book Crystals & Stones: A Complete Guide to Their Healing Properties by The Group of 5

METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SAPPHIRE & LAPIS

Sapphire

  • Stone of prosperity, attracts gifts and blessings
  • Diminishes frustration
  • Reduces fever
  • Calms the mind and repels intrusive thoughts. 

Lapis

  • Diminishes anxiety and stress
  • Increases physical energy
  • Supports digestive system & thyroid gland
  • Encourages healthy expression of emotion