Yellow sapphire is the astrological gemstone of the Jupiter or Brihaspati Graha as known in Vedic Literature. Yellow Sapphire comes from the family of mineral known as Corundum and has hardness of 9 on the Mohrs Scale. It has a Specific Gravity of 4.03 and is dichromatic. Yellow yapphire is known as Pushyaraga or one possessing the color of the nakshatra Pushya in Sanskrit, Pukhraj in Hindi, Zard Yakut in Persian and Asphar in Urdu.
Yellow Sapphire mineral is essentially a compound of Aluminium Oxide (Al2O3) with traces of iron and chromium which impart it the yellow color. Yellow Sapphires are available in different shades from whitish yellow to deep yellow, brownish yellow and dirty yellow. These colors also correspond to the four varnas or types of Yellow Sapphires that are available.
Yellow Sapphires that are whitish yellow in color belong to the Brahmin Varna and these are the ones that are truly known as Pushyaraga in Sanskrit, since they resemble the color of the nakshatra Pushya. These Yellow Sapphires are suitable to be worn by those who are engaged in teaching, consultations and other spiritual practices. Wearing such white colored Yellow Sapphires makes the person very peaceful in nature and gives spiritual inclinations.
Yellow Sapphires that have a reddish tint in color are known as Kshatriya Yellow Sapphires. These gems should be worn by those who seek power and position as wearing such gems gives administrative powers. These gems should be worn by people engaged in politics, administration, and bureaucracy and by those who occupy high positions.
Vaishya Varna –
Yellow Sapphires that are deep yellow in color or resembling the color of the amaltas flower are known as Vaishya Varna. These gems are suited for those involved in trade , business and those who are self-employed and own some kind of business or organization. These kinds of Yellow Sapphires should be worn by people who only seek to amass wealth and are primarily engaged with finances, loans, mortgages and insurance. Such gems have very high prices since this is the optimal color for a Yellow Sapphire to have.
Yellow sapphires that are dirty yellow in color with no radiance or luster are known as shudra varna and these gems are the cheapest amongst all the Yellow Sapphires. Such gems are worn by those who are engaged in some kind of service or to people who offer their services and talents on a professional basis. They must be worn by people working in financial institutions. Wearing such Yellow Sapphires is very helpful for those who seek employment and require stability in life.
Yellow sapphire gemstone should be free from blemishes such as dark spots, webs, sandy appearance, and lack of luster and must not have extremities of color. Such gems fail to effectively transmit the cosmic radiation of jupiter and bring about undesirable results. Yellow Sapphires should be free from any defects and must have uniform color, good lustre, and acceptable transparency and must be appealing to the eye. A minimum of 1 carat is enough to be worn as per astrological reasons and the gemstone must be set preferably in gold or copper. A gemstone of 2-3 carats is good and a Yellow Sapphire of 5-7 carats is most advisable and sought after. Since yellow sapphire is a cold gemstone and governs the kapha or water element in the body, silver can also be used to effectively transmit the energy of the gemstone.
Yellow Sapphires are mined in Sri Lanka, India , Burma , Bangkok and Russia. High quality Yellow Sapphires are rare and only rubies that are not synthetic or man-made should be worn for astrological purposes .High quality, certified , natural and authentic Yellow Sapphire gemstone are most auspicious.
Yellow Sapphire should always be worn within 1 hour of sunrise on Thursday on the index finger of the right hand. Alternatively it may also be worn on the 3rd or ring finger if such yogas exist within the horoscope. Yellow Sapphire gemstone must always be worn if Jupiter is favorable or benefic in the chart and is either exalted or placed in own signs or great friend sign and occupies a favorable navamsa. When such conditions exist, wearing a Yellow Sapphire grants immediate favors and is very helpful.
On the contrary when Jupiter is combust or occupies debilitation / great enemy navamsa or is conjunct Shani / Rahu / Ketu , deviod of rashmis then donation of Yellow Sapphires greatly enhance the prospects of native and serve him good.