Clean Gems vs. Dirty Gems / Clean Water vs. Dirty Water
Gems: “Purity is the force / Impurity is the farce”
Is your gem clean (good quality) or dirty (bad quality)? Is your water clean and drinkable? And is your gem or jewel clean and wearable?
If we see two glasses of water, and one glass is clear, clean water, and another glass is undrinkable dirty water, we can see the difference. The same holds true for our transparent gem: If it is clean then it’s good, if it’s dirty inside, then it is bad quality.
Like with water, we can healthfully drink clean water, but we cannot stay healthy drinking dirty water. Just as these pictures show: Drinkable clean water vs. Undrinkable dirty water.
Apply this same logic to Jyotish Gems and we can understand “Jyotish Quality” in Astrological jewels. The ancient Sanskrit “Agni Puranam” says, “A gem free from all impurities and radiating its characteristic internal luster should be looked upon as an escort of good luck. A gem which is cracked, fissured, devoid of luster, or appearing rough or sandy, should not be used at all.”
Gemstones are the Earth’s natural conduit for piezoelectric and astral energy waves that radiate from the nine planets (Graha or influencers) recognized by the Vedic science of “sidereal” astrology. It is both common sense and the traditional Vedic recommendation that only “clean” gems will receive and transmit healthful astral energy waves.
Since there were no microscopes to detect flaws in the ancient times, clean to meant eye-clean or, better yet, loupe clean.
Most people will not buy visibly defective clothes or other items. Almost no one uses cracked eyeglasses, and people avoid dirty food and water. Yet it is odd that many people wear flawed gems?
A good way to think about gem clarity is to mentally compare the location and seriousness of flaws in a gem to similar defects in a human body. If there are minimal flaws in either a gem or the body, there is life and power. But if the defects are too severe, there is neither life nor fortune. Vedic texts state clearly that only “amala,” clean gems are acceptable for use by thoughtful humans.
Beside the Navaratana, or 9 primary gems, there are many other natural gemstone choices based on color. If one cannot afford the cost of a clean precious gem, one can choose an upa-ratna, or secondary gem.
For example: Instead of selecting emerald for the planet Mercury (Budha-graha), one can also use tsavorite (green grossularite), chrome-green or green tourmaline, chrome green or green diopside, and green peridot.
Rather than getting stuck with an unwearable dirty primary gem, it is far wiser to choose a flawless upa-ratna, or secondary gem.
These upa-ratnas are less expensive than their precious counterparts, less subject to treatments, and yet conduct the same astral energy of their associated planet. They are also easier to find without flaws.
A list of all natural gems and associated Planets (MUST BE GOOD QUALITY)
SUN: RUBY (unheated), red spinel, red garnet and red tourmaline (rubellite) for enhancing the Sun;
MOON: NATURAL (uncultured) PEARL, white coral and moonstone for enhancing the Moon;
MARS: RED CORAL (undyed) and red carnelian for enhancing Mars
MERCURY: EMERALD (non-oiled), tsavorite, green tourmaline, green diopside, peridot and green jade for enhancing Mercury;
JUPITER: YELLOW SAPPHIRE (unheated), yellow topaz, yellow beryl (heliodor) and yellow tourmaline for enhancing Jupiter;
VENUS: DIAMOND, white (colorless) sapphire (unheated), white topaz, white beryl (goshenite) and colorless quartz for enhancing Venus;
SATURN: BLUE SAPPHIRE (unheated), blue tourmaline (indicolite), blue spinel and amethyst for enhancing Saturn;
RAHU: HESSONITE, orange zircon, spessartite, Malaya and other orange garnets for enhancing Rahu (Moon’s North Node);
KETU: CAT’S EYE (chrysoberyl), beryl, apatite, fibrolite and tourmaline cat’s eye for enhancing Ketu (Moon’s South Node);
Ref. Ancient Astrological Gemstones & Talismans II
By Richard S Brown