Remedies through gem therapy: Blue Sapphire [Neelam]
Blue sapphire [ neelam ]- neelam or blue sapphire is the gem of Saturn that is worn to remove the evil effects of Saturn.
Saturn, a hard task master is either benefic or malefic. It is also controller of longevity. It is a secretive planet and is also known as planet of limitations, restrictions and of seperative nature. If good in one’s horoscope then the native will be careful, strong, profound, austere, laborious, and envious. Benefic Saturn will make native disciplined and he will have mental and moral courage, foresight and will have a high order thinker. One will have good intuitive power. A person having benefic Saturn will exercise prudence in expenditures against income. he will be reserved, precise, persistent, cautious, provident, industrious and responsible.
On the other hand if Saturn is negative or malefic then one could be deceitful, melancholic, avarious, lazy, lethargic and skeptical. He will suffer obstacles, hindrance in his endeavors in all his endeavors. He will become diffident, distrustful, pessimistic, unreliable and could be patient of depression. He could have wicked friends too.
In conjunction with other planets like sun one can suffer loss of power, differences in married life, loss of finance, loss in authority and disfavor from government and officers. He will remain unsettled profession and face many ups and downs in his life.
Saturn if malefic can cause problems in teeth, bones, feet, knees, ribs, hairs, nails and secretive system. Diseases given by Saturn are generally chronic like paralyses, gout, insanity, rheumatism, consumption, bronchitis etc.
Advantages of wearing Neelam
Neelam in combination of other stones helps to cure and fight bone cancer, kidney trouble, nerve disease and paralysis.
Such a stone will bring the wearer wealth, fame, a good name, health, happiness, prosperity, a long life, mental peace, and good children. Wearing a blue sapphire protects against danger, travel problems, terror, thieves, accidents and problems from storms, fire, or natural disasters. It can cause financial fortunes to change for the better, help with a person’s career, and make the wearer rich. It can free one of mental anxiety.
It helps make one detached, and protects against envy. It can be worn for good luck and for protection against evil spirits. Since Saturn rules the nervous system, blue sapphires help problems of the nerves-tension and neuroses-diseases caused by an afflicted Saturn. Because Saturn is the slowest moving planet, it tends to cause chronic disease.
Professions that are benefited from neelam or blue sapphire
People who are surgeons, mechanical engineers, machinists, astrologers, doctors, electrical appliance makers, metallurgists, scientists, writers, prison warden, soldiers and archaeologists can take good benefits after wearing neelam.
Even people in field of dance, drama, martial arts, cinematography, action and direction will definitely benefit from neelam.
People in business of export and import, transport, vehicles, production of minerals, textiles business, spare parts, petroleum and gas will have substantial increase in their respective business.
Wearing neelam can make native a great industrialists and political leader.
Blue sapphire or neelam in different rashis.
It is advised that this stone should be worn only under strict advise of expert astrologer otherwise it can prove harmful.
A word of caution
A sapphire, especially a blue one, should first be worn only after trial. Even a perfect sapphire is sometimes unlucky and will cause trouble to the user. To test a blue sapphire one can wear the gem wrapped in a blue cloth bound around one’s arm for a week. One can also place it under his pillow for three nights. If there is any bad effect, the sapphire should be rejected.
Blue sapphires are touchy gems; even when they are worn by the proper people, they can bring negative effects on occasion. This is because some gemstones are unlucky. Therefore, blue sapphire should always be worn for a trial period to ascertain whether the particular stone you have purchased will do harm.
Method of wearing blue sapphire
It should be studded in gold or iron in the middle finger of right hand on Saturday, just after the appearance of stars. Its weight should be strictly according to the advise of expert astrologer. Neelam is not worn alone. It is essential to wear one or two gems in order to have good effects of neelam. Only people who are Capricorns and Aquarius can wear neelam alone and others not. again quality of neelam matters a lot and it is advised to wear only good quality neelam or blue sapphire. Wear only Inder Neel neelam, a quality of neelam royal blue from outside and white or empty from middle.
The gem should not be worn if Saturn is debilitated in the birth chart. Blue sapphires can be worn during an eclipse.
Which stone to buy
If a blue sapphire is to be used astrologically, it should not have been heat-treated but should be natural. The gem’s astrological potency is reduced when treated with heat, often to the point of making it useless. Darker stones usually do not have a good effect astrologically.
A blue sapphire looks best when viewed in strong sunlight or under a strong fluorescent light.
Cornflower-colored sapphires are considered the most valuable. Blue sapphires without flaws, with evenly distributed color, that are well-cut and brilliant, are the best. Astrologically, blue sapphires and rubies have the same effect, but the value of a blue sapphire is about one fourth the value of an equal quality ruby.
A good sapphire is brilliant, radiant, and transparent. Its rays should spread out from within, and it should not reflect any color other than its own.
Beware of flawed sapphires
A cracked gem may attract accidents. A stone with a depression may cause ulcers or boils. A milky stone may cause poverty. If a stone is two-colored, there may be trouble from an enemy. If it is dull or opaque, it may cause family problems. If it is marked with white lines, it may cause eye troubles. If it has red dots, it can cause poverty.
Metal to use for setting blue sapphire
Those who choose to wear blue sapphires should choose stones that are at least two carats-and ideally at least five carats. Such stones should be set in rings made of steel (iron), and if necessary, ashta dhatu, an alloy of eight metals, which are gold, silver, copper, tin, zinc, mercury, lead and iron. They can also be set in rings of gold and silver. The proper rituals should be performed to install the gem. The ring should be worn on the middle of the right hand on a Saturday.
From where sapphires come from
Sapphires are mined mainly in Australia, Myanmar (Burma), Kashmir, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Cambodia. Some of the best sapphires come from Sri Lanka. Australian sapphires are deep blue to nearly black. Montana, USA, has metallic blue sapphires To have maximum effect, the gemstone chosen should be of good quality. The better the gem’s quality, the more powerful its effect. The less valuable the gem, the larger the stone should be to have the full effect.