Blue Sapphire - The Enchanting Gemstone of Saturn
blue sapphire, neelam, saturn's gem


Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu, Gurur Devo Maheshvar,
Guru Sakshat Par Brahm Tasme Shree Gurve Namah


Since time immemorial the gemstone of Saturn - Blue Sapphire has enchanted mankind. The stories and myths associated with this gemstone are legendary. It is true that this gemstone can do more harm than good if not worn according to proper astrological laws. This gemstone will show its positive or negative effect within 3 seconds, 3 minutes, 3 hours or 3 days. It is recommended that individuals who desire to wear the Blue Sapphire should go for a trial of minimum 72 hours to gauge whether the gem suits them or not.

This gemstone, representing the powers of Saturn makes an individual well balanced and industrious. This is also the gemstone that makes possible a " rags to riches" story and vice-versa.

We will analyze ascendant wise the combinations in which Blue Sapphire Gemstone is suitable.

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Aries Ascendant/Mesha rashi

Saturn owns powerful houses in this ascendant ruled by its arch enemy Mars. Blue Sapphire gem stone should be only recommended when Saturnís major period or sub period is operating. Those individuals in whose charts Saturn is placed in 2nd house, 7th house, 10th house or 11th house can try and wear a Blue Sapphire gemstone. In case the gem suits the individual it will give professional gains, sudden profits, spirituality and the knack of diplomacy.
 

Taurus Ascendant/Vrishabha Rashi

Saturn is a very powerful and Yogakaraka (extraordinarily benefic) planet for this ascendant ruled by its intimate friend Venus. Saturn owns the auspicious 9th trine house of fate and fortune and the 10th house of profession. Those individuals in whose charts Saturn is placed in 1st house, 2nd house, 5th house, 9th house, 10th house or 11th house can wear the Blue Sapphire stone with confidence. In case the gem suits the individual it will give rise in fortune, devotion to higher esoteric powers, profitable long distance travel and professional success.
 

Gemini Ascendant/Mithuna Rashi

It is important to analyze the charts very properly for this ascendant, as Saturn owns one inauspicious house and one auspicious house. Saturn becomes the Lord of the 8th house of losses and accidents and the 9th house of fate and fortune. Those individuals in whose charts Saturn is placed in the 1st house, 4th house, 5th house, 9th house or 10th house can wear a Blue Sapphire gemstones after a three-day trial. In case the gemstone suits it will protect the individual from losses, accidents and conspiracies. It will also provide opportunities for fruitful gains.
 

Cancer Ascendant/Kark Rashi

Saturnís gemstone should only be considered when the Saturn major period or sub period is operating and Mars is also not well placed. In this ascendant ruled by the Moon, Saturn owns the 7th house of partnership, marriage and death and also the 8th house of losses and accidents. Saturn is not an auspicious planet for the Cancer ascendant but if well placed, it will give occult knowledge, refined spirituality and gains from partnerships. Individuals in whose charts Saturn is placed in the 4th house, 7th house, 11th house can wear a Blue Sapphire gem stone after trial only when the Saturn periods are operating.
 

Leo Ascendant/Simha Rashi

Saturn is not an auspicious planet for this ascendant ruled by the king of planets - Sun. Sun Saturn enmity is legendary and Saturnís gemstone should be considered only when the Saturn major period or sub period is operating. In this ascendant Saturn rules the 6th house of diseases, debts and enemies and the 7th house of partnerships. Saturnís gemstone can be considered if Saturn is placed in the 3rd house, 6th house, 7th house, 10th house or 11th house.
 

Virgo Ascendant/Kanya Rashi

Saturn is a neutral planet for this ascendant, as it owns one auspicious house and one inauspicious house. Saturn becomes the 5th lord of diplomatic talents, sudden gains and higher knowledge but also the 6th lord of diseases, debts and enemies. Those individuals in whose charts Saturn is placed in the 1st house, 2nd house, 5th house, 9th house, 10th house or 11th house can wear the Blue Sapphire gemstone. Saturnís gemstone will give a special position in life for this ascendant if Saturn is well placed.
 

Libra Ascendant/Tula Rashi

Saturn is the most powerful and auspicious planet for this ascendant, as it owns the 4th quadrant of assets, pleasure, mother and vehicles and the 5th trine of mantra shakti, higher knowledge, esoteric practices and sudden gains. Those individuals in whose charts Saturn is placed in the 1st house, 4th house, 5th house, or 9th house should wear the Blue Sapphire birthstones to increase their fate and fortune.
 

Scorpio Ascendant/Vrischika Rashi

Saturn is not a good planet for this ascendant ruled by its arch enemy Mars. Saturn becomes the lord of the 3rd house and the 4th house. Blue Sapphire gemstone should only be worn in Saturn major period or Saturn sub period if Saturn is placed in 3rd house, 4th house or 11th house.
 

Sagittarius Ascendant/Dhanu Rashi

In this ascendant ruled by Devaguru Brihaspati Saturnís gemstone should be considered only in the major or sub period of Saturn. In this ascendant Saturn becomes the lord of the 2nd house of wealth and death and the 3rd house of courage and short distance travel. Blue Sapphire/Neelam can be tried in Saturn periods provided Saturn is placed in 2nd, 6th , 9th , 10th or 11th houses.
 

Capricorn Ascendant/Makar Rashi

Saturn is the ruler of this ascendant and owns the 1st house and the 2nd house. Those individuals in whose charts Saturn is placed in 1st house, 2nd house, 5th house, 9th house, 10th house should wear the Blue Sapphire birth stone.
 

Aquarius Ascendant/Kumbha Rashi

Saturn is the lord of this ascendant. Saturn owns the 1st house and the 12th house. Those individuals in whose charts Saturn is placed in the 1st house, 4th house, 5th house, 9th house or 11th house can wear a Blue Sapphire gem stone.
 

Pisces Ascendant/Meena Rashi

In this ascendant ruled by Jupiter, Saturn becomes the lord of the 11th house of profits and the 12th house of expenditures, bed pleasures and moksha. Blue Sapphire gem should be only considered in Saturn major period or Saturn sub period if Saturn is placed in 3rd house, 4th house, 10th house or 11th house.
 

Harmful positions of Saturn

Saturn is a karmic planet and is associated with pain and poverty. This planet gives maximum problems in life if not well placed. Saturn placed in Aries, 8th house or 12th house can give obstacles when its period is operating. Also the seven and a half-year Saturn cycle can be tough and challenging if Saturn is not well placed. It has been found that in many of the cases with above positions Saturnís Gemstone - Blue Sapphire/Neelam has bought in considerable succor from the malefic effects. Individuals with such positions of Saturn should wear the Blue Sapphire gem stones only on the recommendation of an expert astrologer or gemologist as this gemstone can do more harm than good.
 

When to Wear Blue Sapphire?

The Blue Sapphire gemstone should be set in Penta-Alloy (ideally) or Gold and should be worn in the middle finger as the mount of Saturn is found just below this finger. It should be worn on a Saturday in the constellations of Uttarashadha, Shravana, Dhanistha, Shatabhisha, Puravbhadrapada, Chitra, Swati or Vishakaha. If these constellations do not occur at the time required and it is important to wear the Blue Sapphire gem stone then it can be worn on any shukla paksha Saturday in the Hora of Saturn. Avoid Blue Sapphires with black or red dots.

Those individuals in whose charts Saturn is not well placed and is giving adverse results should also wear 7 faced or 14 faced Rudraksha beads, black horseshoe iron ring in the middle finger of right hand, chant the Shani Stotra of King Dashrath and donate Gingelly (til) seeds, oil and food on Saturdays. This will bring in considerable relief.

Caution: Those wearing a Blue Sapphire gem stone should not wear a Ruby, Red Coral or Pearl along with it.  
 

- Guruji Shrii Arnav
Vedic Guru, Chief Consultant

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