Yellow Sapphire (Pukhraj)
Yellow Sapphire is the birthstone for Sagittarius sunsign. In Indian astrology, Pukhraj gemstone is the rashi ratna for Sagittarius and Pisces. Yellow Sapphire stone strengthens Jupiter (Brihaspati) and brings its wearer wealth, wisdom, spirituality and health. Ascendants of Aries, Cancer, Leo and Scorpio can also wear a Yellow Sapphire.
The enduring and alluring Sapphire forms in more colors than just the legendary blue. Each color exhibits its own unique metaphysical properties and vibrational patterns, yet all are Stones of Wisdom. They honor the higher mind, bringing intuition, clarity and self-mastery. Worn throughout the ages for protection, good fortune and spiritual insight, Sapphires are not only symbols of power and strength, but also of kindness and wise judgment.
Yellow Sapphire brings the wisdom of prosperity, not only by attracting wealth and financial abundance into one’s life, but in its ability to manifest one’s creative energy into form through action. Yellow Sapphire stimulates the intellect, helping to formulate ideas and goals, then focuses that intent through the Solar Plexus Chakra, the will center, allowing one to hold their vision long enough to bring it into being. It also encourages the exploration of moving in new directions, bringing excitement and joyful expectation about the possibilities in life.
Sapphire is a variety of Corundum, an aluminum oxide mineral that forms in prismatic tabular, bipyramidal or rhombohedral crystals, as well as granular or massive habits, and may be transparent to opaque. Low iron content in Corundum is responsible for Yellow Sapphire’s color, sometimes called Golden Sapphire if intensely colored. The name Corundum is of Indian origin, derived from the Sanskrit korund and applied to opaque massive gems, generally of a dull color. With the exception of Red Corundum, which is Ruby, all other colors of Corundum are Sapphires.