Sapphire is the mineral corundum. While we often think of it as blue, it comes in virtually any color of the rainbow including pink, purple, orange (Padparadsha), yellow, green, colorless, and red (ruby), black. Each color sapphire has basic sapphire energies as well as those related to its own color and the minute mineral inclusions that cause that color.
Sapphire is a stone of intuition and meditation. Using a sapphire during meditation can enhance ones innate intuition and bring to light all manner of creative expression that can be locked within the self. In this, sapphire is excellent not only for Light workers but also for artists and other creatives.
Sapphire is used to bring joy, peace, and beauty through meditation into this plane. It can bring fulfillment of dreams and prosperity.
Many times sapphire is used for protection in psychic and ritual work, as well as in the every day realm. It has strong energy for general protection, as well as protection from evil.
Sapphire is beneficial for mental clarity. It lessens confusion and shows the way to hope. It can bring this hope into life where there was hopelessness. This relieves depression and can ease anxieties, as often we tend to make more of the negative of a situation and forget the positive. Seeing a situation clearly brings relief from these negative, muddy thought patterns. Sapphire also can improve communication by bringing this clarity.
Physically it is used in crystal healing for lowering fevers, burns and inflammation. It is also used for hearing problems, cancer, insomnia, clinical depression, bleeding, blood vessels, hair loss, vision problems, viruses, back ache, nails, and skin problems.
Sapphire is primarily related to the third eye or brow chakra, ajna, though it is also related to the throat chakra. Different color sapphires may also be related to other chakras.