Rashi Ratan Blue Sapphire is also known as Neelam or Nilam.
In vedic astrology Blue Sapphire or Neelam is to remove evil effects of Saturn. The stone has drastic and extreme effects on the wearer. It is also believed that this gem has only two extremes, either will prove beneficial or will do harm, to wearer.
The planet Saturn brings wealth, money and success, wearer can expect same.
Blue Sapphire is a birthstone for the month of September. Capricorn can also wear this precious gemstone to ensure wealth, luck, hapiness, love and financial wellness.
Not just limited to Virgo, Blue Sapphire stone is beneficial to many other Zodiac sign:
Taurus, Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn, Aquarius
Generally Blue Sapphire does not go very well with few Zodiac signs:
Aries, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, Sagitarius, Pisces
Professional: Having direct impact on wealth, the Blue Sapphire stone can cause a boost in finances. Stone mates the native hard working, responsible and prudent, thus can accelerate your career growth to take it to new heights.
Student: Blue Sapphire or Neelam stone helps in improving focus and concentration. It is also known to enhance the memory.
Relationship: Blue Sapphire envelopes the wearer and those with him/her in happiness and love. All the relationships such as marriage become fruitful and meaningful.
Health: Blue Sapphire or Neelam has the curative powers and abilities to combat a wide array of diseases and health conditions. Some astrologers believes that Blue Sapphire is very beneficial for diseases like paralysis, bones, tooth, asthama and also helps to cure skin diseases.
Healing: The Neelam stone improves meditation, helps in introspection and self realization. Thus Blue Sapphire is a good companion in the spiritual journey of people. It balances the crown chakra therapy resulting in the balance of the cosmic energies.
Possible side effects: It is advised that Neelam should be worn only under strict advise of expert astrologer otherwise it may prove harmful.
Who should wear Blue Sapphire/Pukhraj?
Blue Sapphire blesses the wearer with Fame, Fortune and Money. The individual can hop to attend an exalted position in the society. Blue Sapphire also acts like a shield protecting the person from all dangers.
How to wear Blue Sapphire/Pukhraj?
Metal: Best is to wear in Gold or Silver ring.
Weight: The ideal weight is between 3 and 6 carats, or as suggested by astrologer.
Wearing day: Saturday Morning during Shukla paksha.
Finger: Middle finger of working hand
Cleansing: Before wearining dip the stone in raw milk for 10 minutes or in Gangajal to remove any impurities.
Mantra: While wearing chant following Mantra for 108 times —
Who should avoid wearing Blue Sapphire?
Some of the zodiac signs which are suggested to either avoid or wear after consultation from an astrologer are:
Aries, Cancer, Leo, Pisces and Sagittarius.
What are the alternative stones for Blue Sapphire?
Amethyst, also known as Jamuniya or Billor, is a perfect substitute for Blue Sapphire because of its indistinguishable looks and mystical powers.
Apart from that, Blue Topaz is also considered a good alternative as it eliminates the evil properties of planet Saturn.
Can I wear Blue Sapphire stone with any other gemstone?
It is argued that blue sapphire should not be united with ruby, pearl, red corals, and yellow sapphire as planet Saturn is not well suited with Sun, Jupiter, Mars, and Moon.
It's generally recommended to wear it alone because of the fierce nature of Saturn, but can be combined with diamonds or cat's eye.