Star sapphire, as well as conventional sapphire — it’s corundum with the chemical formula AL2O3. Its crystals are elongated hexagonal barrel, often acuminate. Hex because this mineral is one of the highest forms of symmetry – trigonal. In any sapphires as natural impurities are often present titanium and iron, they give the stone a blue color. At high contents of these impurities inside the sapphire can be formed of clusters of needle-like crystals of titanium dioxide – TiO2. It is not that other, as the mineral rutile.
In certain conditions, needles of rutile in sapphire are natural, in accordance with its hexagonal symmetry, and can exhibit an optical effect of asterism when the surface processed in the form of a cabochon stone, you receive a star. Moreover, in accordance with its hexagonal symmetry, a star may be ONLY six radial, and in very rare cases twelve ray. In occultism it is considered that the sapphire radiates a powerful energy of the Cosmos and special properties, has the star sapphire. Because under certain conditions the surface of the stone can be seen not just six intersecting beams, and the hexagram is an ancient occult symbol.
This sign was known in India as Anahata long before appeared in the middle East and in Europe. Since the early bronze age (4 thousand years BC) hexagram was widely used in magic from peoples, remote from each other geographically, for example, the Semites of Mesopotamia and the Celts of Britain. The hexagram is also called the Star of Solomon, Star of David, Shield of David (Magen David), and considered it as two equilateral triangles inscribed one in the other. Philosophers are saw in it a certain meaning.
Hexagram is interpreted as a compound of two principles: male (triangle with “broad shoulders”, directed downwards) and female (triangle with “wide hips”, aimed up). On the other hand, is a combination of heaven beginning (of the macrocosm), tending to the earth and earth’s beginning (of the microcosm), aspiring to heaven. The star of David symbolizes the 6 days of creation and reflects the model of the universe: two triangles or two directions. Triangle, an edge upwards, indicating God, and it is one. The rays, diverging to the right and left indicate the appeared in the process of creation of opposites – Good and Evil. The tip of the second triangle. It needs to go to God, to live among Evil and bringing Good.
In addition, the hexagram symbolizes the Divine governance of the world: earth, sky and the four cardinal directions. Star of David-Solomon has 12 edges, which corresponds to the 12 tribes of Israel. According to legend, in the years of wandering in the desert, the tents of the tribes of Israel were divided in the form of a hexagram. For all these reasons, philosophers were granted the star sapphire of exceptional magical power and special protective properties. In Ancient Egypt, the sapphire used for the manufacture of scarabs. And the throne of king Solomon was decorated with a fabulous stellar sapphire as a symbol of the inviolability of the Imperial power.
Star sapphire is used to gain magical abilities. It gives its owner the ability to read people’s thoughts, control their actions, to come into contact with beings of the astral world and to command the spirits of the elements. This stone helps in dealing with evil spirits, protects from witchcraft, protect you from slander and libel. It reinforces loyalty and prudence, protects against fear and treachery, passion cools. At the same time, star sapphire fuels creativity, gives clarity of thought, stimulates a thirst for knowledge, enhances memory. It is believed that a ring with this stone can help a person find purpose in life, to overcome laziness and inactivity.
Any decoration with a star sapphire is a powerful amulet with protective properties. But contact with this mineral should be special attention. It is necessary from time to time to give the opportunity to “recover” is to leave a clear night on the windowsill to communicate with the Cosmos. And at least sometimes to wash it into a red wine. The therapeutic properties of the star sapphire should be treated with caution. As with any medicine, it can put the patient on his feet in some cases and prove to be disastrous in others. But clearly that contemplation of this stone before going to sleep calms, relieves stress, helps get rid of headaches and insomnia.
Star sapphire is suitable for almost all zodiac signs. Aries and Sagittarius helps to tame the raging passions and emotions, focus on your spirituality. Aquarius, cancer and Libra to make a decision in a difficult situation. Pisces, Virgo and Gemini are to find a purpose in life. Bulls and Lions make it even more resistant and strong, Scorpions enhances innate intuition. The restriction is, perhaps, only for Capricorns. This sign should wear very dark or black stones star sapphires.