Diamond is called Heerak in Sanskrit and Heera in Hindi whereas White Sapphire is called Shvet Pukhraaj or Safed Pukhraaj. White Sapphire is worn to provide extra strength to Venus. This gemstone transfers energy of Venus into the body of the wearer and through such energy, Venus may gain extra strength in his horoscope as well as in his aura.
Looking at the composition of this gemstone, White Sapphire belongs to the family of corundum. White Sapphire is colourless. Hence care should be taken that it doesn’t contain any colour. A very light Yellow Sapphire or a very light Blue Sapphire may at times be mistaken for White Sapphire or it may be sold as White Sapphire.
However, these gemstones may still work as Yellow Sapphire and Blue Sapphire respectively; instead of working as White Sapphire. Hence it should be made sure that this gemstone is colourless, though a small hint of colour Blue or Yellow in some part of it may be acceptable. The color and clarity of this gemstone are two important aspects to look for when purchasing White Sapphire.
Different weights of this gemstone may be suitable for different natives, depending on their overall horoscopes. In general, weights between 3 and 8 carats of this gemstone are suitable for most people.
Venus represents marriage (male natives), wife, creativity, romance, women, wife, beauty, money, wealth, luxuries; the ability to produce children in case of female natives; and a number of other things in general. Depending on which houses it rules in a horoscope, it may represent a number of other things and people for the native. For example, if Venus rules the second and ninth house in a horoscope; it represents family, face, speech, wealth, financial management, memories, foods, eating and drinking habits, father, guru, ancestors, spiritual growth, luck factor, religion, higher education, philosophy, international affairs and many other things; in addition to its general significances.
Though this gemstone may produce wonderful results when Venus is benefic in the horoscope of the wearer, it may cause serious problems when Venus is malefic in the horoscope of the wearer. Hence care should be taken when wearing White Sapphire.
When buying White Sapphire, you should get a lab test report with it. The report should mention ‘Natural Sapphire’ along with other details. This tells you that the White Sapphire has been made through natural processes and it is not fake. In addition to that, the column for colour in the report should mention ‘Colourless’. This means the gemstone doesn’t contain any color in it. White Sapphire with small hints of one colour or another in some part of it may still pass as ‘Colourless’. However, it should be fine as long as the entire gemstone is not filled with such colour.
White Sapphire is generally worn on the Middle finger of right hand in Silver or Gold. However, based on a native’s requirements as well as on his overall horoscope, it may be worn on some other finger or in a pendant or bracelet.
Vedic astrology recommends practicing some procedures before wearing White Sapphire. They include purification and energization of this gemstone. Since these procedures have already been discussed in the chapter for Ruby; we’ll skip them and move on.
Once you’ve got your duly purified (optional) and energized (optional) White Sapphire, fitted in a ring, pendant or bracelet; the next step is to wear it. Vedic astrology recommends that White Sapphire should be worn on a Friday morning, when wearing it for the first time. Before wearing White Sapphire for the first time, you should put the ring, pendant or bracelet in Gangajal (water of Holy River Ganga) or in a mixture of unboiled milk and pure water for about 12 hours prior to wearing it. This means you should do so on a Thursday evening so that you may wear it on the following Friday morning.
You should take bath on the chosen Friday morning, sit or stand in front of the ring, pendant or bracelet and you should chant Mool Mantra or Beej mantra of Venus for 108 times or 27 times. After doing so, you should take the White Sapphire ring, Pendant or bracelet and you should rinse it with clean water, in case you had put it in a mixture of unboiled milk and water. You should then wipe it with a clean cloth and wear it.
If you had put it in Gangajal, simply wipe it with a clean cloth and wear it. In case you’ve got it purified through Vedic procedures, you don’t need to put it in Gangajal or a mixture of unboiled milk and water. In such case, simply keep it at a clean place after purification and wear it on the chosen morning after chanting Mantras.
For the sake of convenience, here are Mool Mantra and Beej Mantra of Venus:
Venus Mool Mantra: Om Shukraay Namah
Venus Beej Mantra: Om Draam Dreem Draum Sah Shukraay Namah
You may wear your White Sapphire anytime between 6 AM to 11 AM in the morning, when wearing it for the first time. Though more specific details about timing may be obtained specifically based on your horoscope; they may not be needed. Once you have worn it, you may keep wearing it permanently; unless you’re asked to wear it for a specific period of time. If you wish or need; you may take off this gemstone for an hour or two as that may not compromise the results given by this gemstone.
However, removing White Sapphire for days and months may gradually reverse the effects given by this gemstone. Hence this practice should be avoided.