(Note: Blue Sapphire is known as Neelam in the Indian subcontinent)
Those hailing from the ancient civilizations of South East Asia – India, Nepal and China in particular, place significant importance on gemstones and their healing powers. It is said that the heavenly lights from the sun and the moon pass through the stone; the stone touches the body resulting in unprecedented changes in our karmic path. In the Indian astrological system, the Blue Sapphire is regarded unquestionably the most powerful stone, followed by Diamonds, Yellow Sapphire, Emeralds etc.
We think the Blue Sapphire phenomenon in India has been propelled by Amitabh Bachchan and family. Ever seen how Big B, Little B and Aish B all wear the Sapphire?
Indians are obsessed with Amitabh’s rags to riches success story and his love for Blue Sapphires. He is seen wearing not 1 but 2 sapphires. Astrologers say that ever since Big B wore the Blue Sapphire his financial troubles have vaporized. We say Big B’s proximity to Amar Singh – the massively rich and corrupt politician from Samajwadi Party might have something to do with mitigation of financial troubles. Yeah Amar Singh is that tiny guy weirdly placed in the back with Bachchan family at the Cannes Film Festival – he also gifted Big B his Bentley (approximately INR 5 crores or $1 million dollars…ahem!) Perhaps, the Blue Sapphire attracted propitious Amar Singh into Big B’s life and diffused all of his financial suffering?
We cannot be sure, but astrologers have stated Blue Sapphire brings success like no other – wealth, health, improved mental wellbeing, healing, and so on. In addition, the Blue Sapphire is also known to do the following:
- “If the Sapphire (Neelam) is put in water and the same water is used to wash the scorpion bite, the effect of the poison is removed immediately.” – Next time you are venturing into the wild west, you know what to carry with you.
- “If the Sapphire (Neelam) it is worn as a talisman, it gives protection from evil spirits.” – Hmm, spending close to USD 1,000 to ward off spirits…that sounds a bit expensive doesn’t it?
- “The Sapphire forewarns its owner by changing its color if there is any conspiracy or threat of an attack on him by his or her enemies.” – Now that’s the money’s worth. Imagine if your co-workers were conspiring against you, and your Sapphire would change colors all the time. How cool would that be?
Of course, nonbelievers have their take on gem therapy through expensive stones like Blue Sapphires, and they’ve often made facetious comments such as these:
“Blue Sapphires are pretty. Pretty things make me happy. When I’m happy I don’t kick my wife’s cat. When I don’t kick my wife’s cat my wife doesn’t shoot me in the liver. Thus, blue sapphire is good for liver health.”
“My cat was bitten by a scorpion and I washed her wound with sapphire water. It did not work dude, she’s still dead.”
Incidentally Princess Diana adorned the gorgeous Blue Sapphire ring during her years of marriage with Prince Charles. The marriage was a disaster and the Blue Sapphire was often blamed. You might think the Camilla-Charles-Diana love triangle was the real reason, but maybe Blue Sapphire ruined everyone’s good judgment. And for anyone blaming the Blue Sapphire for Diana’s death – she wasn’t even wearing the stone at the time of her tragic accident.
Coming to my story, I wear a genuine, conflict free, antique Blue Sapphire. I was always attracted to the mystical stone that my grandfather once wore. When he passed away, I gently asked my family if I could wear his Sapphire ring – they said yes, though reluctantly. They imagined un-prescribed use of the stone would cause unspeakable traumas in my life, but I was willing to take a chance! I have been wearing the Blue Sapphire – without prescription from any astrologer – and it has been a normal experience!
Our family astrologer however had a different take on the issue. An alarmist, he strongly believed that if my Sapphire was real, I would have felt it’s effect within 3 mins, 3 hours or 3 days – seemingly bizarre time-range for any stone to have an “effect”. In fact, the astrologer quickly examined my Blue Sapphire, and dismissed it as a fake blue stone. According to him I should have been dead as road-kill if I were to wear a Blue Sapphire – that’s how averse my horoscope is to a Blue Sapphire.
I anxiously await the changes Blue Sapphire is about to bring in my life for the past 6 months. So far there have been no real changes in my life. I feel the same, look the same, and the Bank balance remains roughly the same. Wearing the Blue Sapphire makes me feel closer to my grandfather who led an illustrious life – he was a renowned author, an honest politician (honest politicians don’t remain in politics for long), a good criminal lawyer, father to five children, a farmer, and lastly, a brave freedom fighter for India. If I could imbibe any one of these talents and virtues, I will consider myself lucky. I am secretly hoping his Blue Sapphire transmutes his spirit into mine and gives me the much needed jolt of magical and mystical luck, astrologers keep promising us!