Sapphire is a stone of spiritual power and astuteness. Sapphire tends to focus, emanate and radiate its energy in fulfilling dreams and desires of the consciousness, even without conscious initiation. It increases intuition and mental clarity, spiritual healing and truth, and helps one to stay on their spiritual path. Sapphire works with the throat chakra, enhancing vocal healing modalities such as chanting and channeling. It is useful in relationships both romantic and professional as it fosters loyalty, commitment, and fidelity. Sapphire integrates trust, faith, patience, and respect, lending the focus we need to become more sincere, act more responsibly, and become more trustworthy. This is an excellent stone for recovery from addictions or destructive patterns, as it aids in curbing tempers, and assists one to become more dependable and cheerful. Sapphire is also known as a stone of prosperity, sustaining life force and attracting joy and peace. Working with the third eye, it helps to activate the unconscious level of the mind and stimulate a dream state. Great for astral travel, lucid-dream work, or for reaching higher realms of consciousness during meditation. Sapphire was once thought to preserve chastity, discover fraud and treachery, protect its wearer from poison, plague, fever and skin diseases, and was used for protection against black magic and ill-wishing. Sapphire frees us from our “inner prisons” and psychic suffering that can cause us to shut down emotionally. It can be an effective aid in treatments for neuroses or even psychosis. Releases depression and lightens the mood. It brings calm and focus to the mind, and restores balance within the body.