The Power of Gemstones
Gems are being widely used as a popular astrological
remedy as a remedial measure to counteract adverse planetary effects. Gems
have their own power of attracting an individual by their brilliance and
beauty. The ancient seers of India called them as ratnas (jewels) and used
them to help an individual native. Though they are many gemstones lunar
astrology advocates the use of 9 stones to counteract the adverse effect
of planets. Consider Newtonís Law of gravitation: F=Gm1m2/r2And think whether
gemstones affect an individual or not. Gemstones should be carefully selected
after determining planetary positions in one chart, ascendant (lagna),
planetary cycle and the moon sign. Careful selection of gem can bring about
prosperity, mental peace and success. Kindly see the following table about
the 9 gemstones described in the ancient Shastras (Divine Books):
||Excellent for rulers, leaders, people involved in government
||Good for mental peace, controlling anger, mood swings
||For strength, valour, energy and vitality
||For mental activities. Good for accountants, business
managers, scientists, doctors, public speakers and those involved in mental
||For spiritual thoughts, Spiritual advancements, and good
luck, knowledge, academic success, gain of an upright husband
||For domestic bliss, attraction,good things of life,curing
genital diseases. Good for actors and stage performers, attraction and
||For countering the ill effects of Saturn. For wealth.
Riddance from bad dreams. For excellent fate. Very strong stone. Shows
its +ve or -ve effect in 3 seconds,3 minutes,3 hours or 3 days. Should
be worn with caution after proper consultation.
||Good for mental balance, stablity. Excellent for people
involved in any kind of political activity
||For counteracting the adverse effects of ketu. For occult
This is the basic introduction about the effects of gems.
The Most important thing is to ascertain which is the gem that will bring
about maximum benefit to an individual. All things are made up of matter
so are gems. It is most important to identify which gemstone will suit
an individualís physiological and mental makeup. Gemstones such as
Blue Sapphire and Catís eye are so strong that if not chosen carefully
can actually act negatively and bring about the downfall of a person.
Choosing the right gem:
There are various methods for choosing the right gemstone.
The question that arises is should a gemstone be selected of the planet
placed favorably in an individualís chart or the other way round. The best
way is to identify the key planets that will control an individualís life
and then see their positions in the chart. If they are favorably placed
one should wear the gemstone of that planet. Planets that are unfavorably
placed are best pacified by chanting their mantras and stotras (prayers)
and donating articles represented by that planet. For example if Saturn
is badly placed in a chart or is the lord of inauspicious houses
it is best to pacify him by donating oil ,chanting the Shani stotra and
chanting his mantra.
Some important points:
1) Whenever you decide to wear a gemstone be sure that
you use the right metal to get it set in the ring.
2) Wear the gemstone in the correct finger. For example
Yellow Sapphire should be worn in the first finger only.Details will be
given in a separate article.
(Arnav Medhi is a Certified Stress management expert,
Vedic Astrologer and Gemstone Consultant)
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