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THE ASTROLOGICAL EFFECTS OF GEMSTONES
By Sanjeev Kumaaar
Each planet has been astronomically classified with a certain nature, feature, and impact on humans. Similarly, each gemstone associated with each of those planets is of some unique characteristic and holds a certain impact over its bearer. Vedic astrology believes that the positioning of planets and the interrelation of different planets formed at the time of the birth of an individual affects the entire life, as well as the nature and attributes of an individual. Sometimes, the positioning of planet(s) is weak or unfavorable, and thus leads to unpleasant occurrences in one's life. To minimize this impact, use of certain gemstones are considered to be effective.
Each gemstone holds some power in it to draw cosmic rays towards it and then turn them favorable for its bearer. Also, gemstones work as a remedy for eliminating the ill-effects of weak or malefic planets in a person's horoscope. At the same time, gemstones enhance and proliferate the benefits of the presence of benefic planets in a horoscope. The ability of gemstones to create a certain impact over its bearer has been proven and accepted all over the globe. Gemstones are not only effective in making positive physical impacts, but are equally valuable in making a positive mental and psychological impact.
Different Aspects of Gemstones or Lucky Stones
Apart from the nature of the gemstone, its weight (or Ratti) is of equal degree of importance for generating a favorable impact. It is also influenced by the time and date of wearing a gemstone, the procedure of wearing a gemstone, and the other details such as the finger in which one has to wear it, the particular purpose for which one has to wear it, etc. All these details impact the effectiveness of a gemstone in a major way, and if not followed properly, it might also turn the picture entirely against an individual. Therefore, it is always recommended to consult a reputed astrologer before one chooses to bear any gemstone.
As said above, each planet in Vedic astrology is associated with one primary gemstone and one secondary gemstone. Each of these planets is a ruling planet of a certain horoscope sign. Here are the details:
Ruling Planet: Primary gemstone: Secondary Gemstone
Sun: Ruby: Red Spinel
Moon: Natural Pearl: Tissue Nucleated Pearl
Mars: Red Coral
Mercury: Emerald: Green Tourmaline
Jupiter: Yellow Sapphire: Yellow Topaz
Venus: Diamond: White Sapphire
Saturn: Blue Sapphire: Tanzanite
Rahu: Hessonite (Gomed): Orange Zircon
Ketu: Chrysoberyl Cat's Eye
The Story of Gemstones
A story is associated with the evolution of these gemstones. According to Karma Purana, gemstones are considered to have evolved out of the seven distinct rays (more commonly called as VIBGYOR), reflected by the nine planets of the Solar System. It says that these seven distinct colored rays are the representation of energies, and are the base of the existence of all the cosmos, including humans, and thus affects them in a major way.
Sometimes, these are in the form of positive energies and other times, they are in the form of negative energies. Gemstones hold these energies in themselves and work as a counter tool as well as corresponding tool which influence the human fate, destiny, and life according to their ruling planets. Basically, gemstones transform the energies of that particular planet into a human body and soul to strengthen the effect of that planet for that person's life and destiny.