The Power of Gemstones

By Arnav Medhi

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):
 
Gem Name Indian name Representing planet Activity
Ruby  Manik Sun Excellent for rulers, leaders, people involved in government work
Pearl Moti Moon Good for mental peace, controlling anger, mood swings
Red Coral Moonga Mars For strength, valour, energy and vitality
Emerald Panna Mercury For mental activities. Good for accountants, business managers, scientists, doctors, public speakers and those involved in mental pursuits
Jupiter Pukhraj Jupiter For spiritual thoughts, Spiritual advancements, and good luck, knowledge, academic success, gain of an upright husband
Diamond Hira Venus For domestic bliss, attraction,good things of life,curing genital diseases. Good for actors and stage performers, attraction and sexual powers
Blue Sapphire Neelam Saturn 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.
(orange) Zircon Gomedh Dragon's node Good for mental balance, stablity. Excellent for people involved in any kind of political activity
Cat's eye Lehsunia Dragon's antinode For counteracting the adverse effects of ketu. For occult advancement

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
(Arnav Medhi is a Certified Stress management expert, Vedic Astrologer and Gemstone Consultant)



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