Blue Sapphire:Gemstone of Saturn-Shani
Blue sapphire is Saturn’s gemstone. When in a nativity Saturn is lord of auspicious houses and is well-placed, blue sapphire will enhance the good effects of Saturn and those houses. If such Saturn is afflicted, wearing of a blue sapphire will neutralize the consequent evil effects and provide protection to the native.
Although blue sapphire is very beneficial for those for whom it is suitable but some very unlucky stones come out of the earth. Blue sapphire should, therefore, always be worn after a trial because an unlucky stone can play havoc with the life of the native.
For the Aries Ascendant – Mesha Lagna
Saturn is lord of the 10th and 11th houses. Although both the houses are auspicious, Saturn has not been considered as an auspicious planet for this Ascendant because of the lordship of the 11th house. But we can say with full confidence that if Saturn as lord of the 10th and 11th is posited in Ascendant, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th (in his sign of exaltation causing Sasa yoga), 9th, 10th (in his own sign causing Sasa yoga), wearing of blue sapphire in the major period of Saturn will bring to the native immense success in professional sphere and abundant financial gains.
For the Taurus Ascendant – Vrisha Lagna
Saturn being lord of 9th (a trine) is considered to be auspicious. For this Ascendant it will be very beneficial to wear blue sapphire in the major period of Saturn. The good results will be pronounced if blue sapphire is worn along with emerald, the gemstone of the lord of the Ascendant.
For Gemini Ascendant - Mithun Lagna
Saturn becomes lord of 8th & 9th houses and the Mool Trikona Rasi falls in the 9th house. The reader will see that the case becomes ambiguous here. If Saturn is evilly placed in this case i.e., placed in 6, 8 or 12th then we cannot wear blue sapphire in its period. But blue sapphire can be worn if its placement is in the 9th house, or 5th house or if placed in other beneficial houses with Venus or Mercury because association with these two planets induces beneficial results for Saturn. Blue sapphire can be worn in Saturn dasa if Saturn is in 10th with Jupiter. This is the only case when it is with most beneficial planet Jupiter otherwise it becomes a first rate Maraka.
For the Cancer Ascendant – Kark Lagna
Saturn is the lord of the 7th (a maraka sthana) and the 8th (house of longevity and death). Therefore, the natives of this Ascendant should never touch a blue sapphire.
For the Leo Ascendant – Sinha Lagna
The same applies to Leo Ascendant where Saturn is lord of the 6th and 7th and a bitter enemy of Sun, the lord of this Ascendant.
For the Virgo Ascendant – Kanya Lagna
Saturn is lord of 5th (a trine) and 6th. As Saturn is lord of a trine also, the natives of this Ascendant can wear blue sapphire with advantage; but it will be advisable to wear blue sapphire along with emerald, the gemstone of the lord of this Ascendant.
For the Libra Ascendant – Tula Lagna
Saturn being the lord of 4th and 5th, is a yogakaraka. Saturn is also an intimate friend of Venus, the lord of this Ascendant. Therefore, wearing of blue sapphire by the natives of this Ascendant will bring them domestic happiness, gain of landed and house property, happiness in regard to mother and Children, intelligence, good fortune and success in competitive ventures. Blue sapphire will prove more beneficial if it is worn with diamond, the gemstone of Venus, the lord of Ascendant, or emerald, the gemstone of Mercury, the lord of the 9th.
For the Scorpio Ascendant – Vrishchika Lagna
Saturn being lord of the 3m and 4th houses is not considered to be an auspicious planet according to Parashari principles. Still, if Saturn is in his own sign in the 3rd or 4th, blue sapphire can be worn with advantage in the major period of Saturn.
For the Sagittarius Ascendant - Dhanu Lagna
Saturn being lord of the 2nd (maraka sthana) and the 3rd house, is not considered to be an auspicious planet for this Ascendant. Therefore, normally the natives of this Ascendant should not wear blue sapphire. If Saturn occupies the Ascendant at a person’s birth, he will be poor, sickly, love-stricken, very unclean, suffering from diseases during his childhood and indistinct in his speech. If any one of the signs Sagittarius, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Libra be the Ascendant and Saturn should occupy it at birth, the person concerned will b equal to a king, the headman of a village or the mayor of a city, a great scholar and will be handsome. In the other houses, Saturn produces the same effect as that of Sun in those places.
Thus, the natives of the Sagittarius Ascendant can wear blue sapphire in the major period of Saturn if he is posited in the Ascendant. They will reap the benefits mentioned by Brihat Jatak subject to the structure of the birth chart being otherwise not weak.
For the Capricorn Ascendant – Makar Lagna
Saturn is lord of the Ascendant and the 2nd house (house of wealth and maraka sthana). As Saturn is lord of the Ascendant who always protects the native, he will never act as a maraka.
For the Aquarius Ascendant – Kumbh Lagna
Saturn is lord of the Ascendant and the 12th. He will act more as lord of the Ascendant as his Moola bikona sign falls in it. Therefore, the natives of these two Ascendants should always wear blue sapphire which will not only act as a protective charm but will also enable the natives to enjoy good health, long life, gains of wealth and success in all ventures. It will be very beneficial for the natives of these two Ascendants to wear blue sapphire along with diamond, the gemstone of Venus who is a yogakaraka for both these Ascendants.
For the Pisces Ascendant – Meen Lagna
Saturn, being lord of the 11th and 12th houses, is considered to be an inauspicious planet for this Ascendant. We are, however, of the view that if as lord of the 11th, Saturn is in the Ascendant (where he causes Rajayoga) 2nd, 4th, 5th, 9th and 11th (in his own sign), blue sapphire can be worn in the major period of Saturn for financial gains. We would, however, advise that the natives of this Ascendant should wear blue sapphire in the major period of Saturn only when he is in 11th in his own sign or in the Ascendant.
Blue sapphire should be worn in a ring of steel in the middle finger of the right hand on the afternoon (before Sunset) of a Shukla Paksha Saturday after performing the usual rituals. Blue sapphire should be at least of 4 carats.
Blue sapphire should not be worn along with ruby, pearl, red coral or yellow sapphire.