Gemstones for Jyotish Purpose
Prescription of Gemstone is one of the most important aspects of remedies in Jyotish Shastra. The utilization of Gemstone is likewise embraced by shastras, for example, Garuda Purana which gives expand portrayal of the way of the gemstones and their utilization. Despite the fact that gemstone utilize is a standout amongst the most prominent wellspring of solutions for all ills of the material world, may it be wellbeing, riches or fortune, it is full of numerous misguided judgments and wrong ideas of their choice and remedy. This article imagines giving predictable standards which would assist the Jyotishas and laymen to choose the correct gemstones.
GEMSTONES OF YOGAKARAKAS
Since the gemstones upgrade the impact of the planet in the life of the individual, the gemstones for the planets giving yogas ought to dependably be picked. To know the yoga providers or the yoga-karakas in a horoscope, considering works of art, for example, Brhat Parashara Hora Shastra ought to be contemplated. Be that as it may, I might give here a few rules which can help in picking the gemstones.
Lagna master is the above all else yoga karaka in a horoscope since is the proprietor of both Kendra (Quadrant) and Kona (Trine). He is a defender of the Lagna, which speak to wellbeing, imperativeness and the controller of the entire horoscope. The situation of the Lagna master is critical for the general quality of the horoscope and its gemstone can help a man beating all challenges in life.
They are the two imperative houses which control the money related prosperity of a man. On the off chance that they are severely put in the horoscope, then the individual may endure monetarily in life. Along these lines, their quality is critical notwithstanding the rulers of second and eleventh, who imply Wealth and Income.
Each planet can give results on the following basis.
3. Natural Karakatva (Significations)
4. Yoga (Exchange, Conjunction, Aspects)
Hence it must be remembered that a good planet (lords of Lagna, 5th, and 9th) / Yoga- karaka if placed in a dusthana (6th / 8th/ 12th), they can also give malefic results in addition to their inherent benefic nature to do good. Similarly, if the yogakarakas are involved in other bad yogas, they can give bad results, while their gemstones are worn. Whenever there is a conjunction or exchange of two planets, their inherent and functional nature is greatly modified. When a benefic planet comes into association with a malefic planet, then the benefic nature of the planet is corrupted and it starts giving malefic results; however, the malefic planet gains out of the company and gives good results. Such subtle effects should always be kept into consideration while suggesting a gemstone for Jyotish remedial purposes.
An exception to this is that, if Saturn becomes the Yoga-karaka and is placed in a dusthana, then its ability to do good increases. It is advisable to wear Neelam, Saturn’s stone for such cases.
GEMSTONE OF WEAK PLANET
If a yoga-karaka (or any good planet in the horoscope, lords of any houses other than 6th/ 8th or 12th) is debilitated, they must be strengthened. One of the courses is to wear the stone of the incapacitated planet. Be that as it may, the more compelling path is to discover the planet that is bringing about neecha-bhanga to the incapacitated planet. In the event that the neecha-bhanga is occurring as for the Moon, then Mantra would be a decent cure, in any case, on the off chance that it occurs as for the Lagna, then wearing the gemstone of the planet bringing about the neecha-bhanga would make the incapacitated planet left the condition of crippling.
At the point when there is no cancellation of debility of different shortcomings then the gemstones for the supporters of the incapacitated planet can be recommended for bringing on cancellation of debility or for upgrading the life-constraints that are being decimated because of the debility. For instance, the Moon is crippled in Scorpio (eighth place of the regular zodiac) and is said to be MARANA KARAKA if set in the eighth house from Lagna. A shortcoming of such Moon, in any outline, is bad for the lifespan. Consequently, a blue sapphire is utilized for improving the life-constrain. The data with respect to this is given in the detail area for every planet and their gemstones.
It must be noticed that weakening of a few planets is attractive in a horoscope. They are the masters of the Dusthanas (sixth/eighth/twelfth). On the off chance that the masters of the Dusthanas are set in different Dusthanas in crippling, then it gives Vipareeta raja yoga, whereby the local increases because of the loss of characteristic and practical meanings of the planet bringing on the yoga. For instance, if eighth master Moon is included in Vipareeta Raja yoga, by its incapacitation in the twelfth house, the local may appreciate ascending in life, yet the Mother (common implication of Moon) and the marriage (eighth house is the lifespan of marriage) may endure all the while. To appreciate the products of Vipareeta Raja yoga, the local must not fortify such crippled planets that give the yoga.
VIPAREETA RATNA (OPPOSITE GEMSTONE)
Vipareeta implies inverse or gemstones utilized for debilitating the impacts of a few planets in specific houses. If any house is occupied by an enemy of its Karaka, then the significations of the house suffer. Keeping this rule in view, the primary house to be checked in any outline is the ninth place of fortune and Dharma with Jupiter and Sun as the significator. Rahu and Saturn are the adversaries of these significators and on the off chance that they are set in the ninth house; they should harm fortune and Dharma. The cure is to reinforce the concerned Karaka by wearing its gemstone on the ring finger. Suka Nadi states that if Rahu is in the ninth house, then the local has favorable luck subsequent to wearing a Topaz. A similar rule of Vipareeta Ratna (Opposite Gemstone) has been utilized here. Rahu is the adversary of Jupiter and since it is put in the ninth house, the utilization of a Topaz (gemstone of Jupiter) evacuates the hardship brought on by Rahu. Also, if Saturn is in the ninth house, then the individual may experience the ill effects of neediness/disappointment in the country following 36 years. To expel this malevolence, a ruby, the gemstone of the Sun (Saturn's foe) is worn.
GEMSTONES VS. DASAS
Hands in which the gemstones are worn to be chosen on the basis of certain criteria. The right hand is ruled Jupiter and the left hand by Venus indicating an increase (right hand) or decrease (left hand) of life force.
Thus, if gemstones have to be prescribed to decrease the evil effects of a malefic planet, its gemstone should be used in the left hand. Such use should be temporary covering the dasa-bhukti of the planet.
When the planet is malefic for the horoscope, the maleficence of the planet can be reduced by wearing a counter gemstone temporarily during the Dasa-bhukti of the planet. If instead, a gem is to be worn for the main Dasa planet itself, then it should be worn in the left hand. For example, if Rahu is malefic then during its period a Yellow Sapphire/Topaz/Citrine can be worn on the right-hand ring finger or Hessonite/Brown Tourmaline etc can be worn in the left-hand middle finger.
A genuine gemstone of good quality should never be used with an imperfect or flawed gem or with one that is astrologically incompatible with it. Suta Goswami (Garuda Purana) advises “not to wear a gem that is of inferior quality or incompatible even if it is set together with the divine Kausthuba Mani of Vishnu. Just as the best of saints lose their merits by bad company, similarly, an imperfect/inferior or incompatible gemstone can ruin the beneficence of other good gems.
GEMSTONES AND LAGNA LORD
For determining the compatibility of gemstones most astrologers go by the Naisargika Sambandha (natural relationship) of other planets with the stone of the principal/ruling planet. The Ruling Planet is the strongest one in trines to the Lagna or in the seventh house (1,5,7 & 9 houses), and if none are there, then the Lagna lord is chosen. Thus if the ruling planet is the Moon, then all planets are compatible with it, but if it is the Sun, then only Jupiter, Mars & Moon are compatible and their stones can be chosen.
Since the Lagna is the controller of the Horoscope, the impact of the Gemstone ultimately falls on the Lagna (more so, since Lagna is the controller of the physical body, where the gemstone is worn). The planets, whose gemstone is worn, should be a friend to the Lagna lord as per the naisargika sambandha. If any planet is inimical to the lord of Lagna, the use of its gemstone can damage/endanger the concerned people related to the house owned by the planet. For example, if the lord of the fifth house is inimical to the Lagna lord, then the use of a gemstone of the fifth lord can endanger the life children. Hence utmost caution should be used in prescribing gemstones.
Naisargika Sambandha of Planets
|Planet||Positive Planet||Netural||Negative Planet|
|Sun||Moon, Mars, Jupiter||Mercury||Saturn, Venus|
|Moon||Sun, Mercury||Mars, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn|
|Mars||Sun, Moon, Jupiter||Venus, Saturn||Mercury|
|Mercury||Sun, Venus||Mars, Jupiter, Saturn||Moon|
|Jupiter||Sun, Moon, Mars||Saturn||Mercury, Venus|
|Venus||Mercury, Saturn||Mars, Jupiter||Sun, Moon|
|Saturn||Mercury, Venus||Jupiter||Sun, Moon, Mars|
Some astrologers also use Tatkalika Sambandha (Current relationship) between planets in a chart as this also takes the individual horoscope into focus. Here, the planets that are Param Mitra, Mitra or Sama to the ruling planet are chosen for supportive gemstones.
Among all the methods of judging the suitability of a Gemstone namely, the naisargika sambandha, tatkalika sambandha and other sambandha, the best and most beneficial gemstones are those of the planets involved in a beneficial Yoga. If the tenth and ninth lord are involved in a Dharma-Karmadhipati Yoga, then their stones should be used together to augment the effects of the Yoga. Gemstones of planets involved in Duryoga and other malefic combinations or where benefits accrue if the planets are weak and afflicted like the Vipareeta Rajyoga should never be used.
GEMSTONES OF MUTUALLY INIMICAL PLANETS
Gemstones of mutually inimical planets should never be used simultaneously as they shall prove to be very adverse. Many astrologers give gemstones of mutually inimical planets such as Hessonite (Rahu) with Ruby (Sun) or Yellow Sapphire (Jupiter) or Red Coral (Mars). Such combinations can be extremely dangerous for the native. The natural fight between the owners of the gemstones can be visible in the life of the native, where we can witness; the native is caught between many undesirable circumstances without his fault. The table shown below shows the natural relationships between the planets.
FINGERS AND GEMSTONES
The index finger is called Tarjani and is considered very inauspicious. In mantra recitation, the beads should never touch this finger, even while turning the rosary (when we finish one circle of 108 beads). It rules the “Ahamkara” and is the finger of “fall” or expression of anger. The Gyana Mudra has all fingers except this index finger stretched out with the index finger (of anger) being in touch with and controlled by the Akasha Tattva of the Thumb. Normally for people who are spiritual / worship their Guru, gemstones should not be used in this finger. Some astrologers prescribe Ruby / Yellow Sapphire for Power / Wealth respectively, for use in the index finger. However, these gemstones have been found to give better results of stable power and gradual stable growth in finance in the ring finger.
|Agni/Fire||Ring Finger||Fourth From Thumb||Angusthana||Dharma Trikona|
|Prithivi/Earth||Middle Finger||Third From Thumb||Madhayama||Arth Trikona|
|Vayu/Wind||Little Finger||Fifth From Thumb||Kanisthika||Kaam Trikona|
|Jala/Water||Index Finger||Second From Thumb||Tarjani||Moksh Trikona|
The gemstone of a planet placed in a house should be worn according to the quadrant (Kendra house) is whose trines it is placed. Thus a planet in the ninth house influences the Dharma Trikona and its gemstone should be worn on the ring finger. Gemstones of planets in Moksha Trikona (4, 8, 12) should not be prescribed as then they would be worn in the Tarjani (Index finger). An instead mantra of these planets should be advised.
Further, gemstone cannot be worn in the finger of inimical elements. For example, if a Red Coral is to be worn for Mars placed in the seventh house, this cannot be prescribed for the little finger due to Mars ruling Agni Tattva (fire element), which is opposed to the Vayu Tattva (Air element). Thus a Coral can only be worn on the ring finger (Agni Tattva / Fire) or middle finger (Prithvi Tattva / Earth). Just as the thumb is different from the other four fingers and in conjunction with them does all work, the Akasha Tattva (Ether element–symbolized by the Thumb) permeates all signs of the other elements and is the driving force / Dhi Shakti.
GEMSTONES AND ARUDHA LAGNA
Since the gemstones are taken for fulfilling the material pursuits in the life than anything else, the arudha lagna plays a very vital role in the selection of the gemstones. Arudha Lagna shows the image in this world or in other words, the perception of the world related to the native. This is the material manifestation of the existential reality of a person. Maharishi parashara says that planets in the twelfth of Arudha Lagna (AL) can show the sources of expenditure, while that in the 11th from the AL show the sources of Income. Even though the promise of the wealth can be seen from different Dhana yogas in the horoscope and the strength of the 2nd, 11th, and the trines, the sources and the quantum of the gains or losses can be seen from the Arudha.
Thus, it is very important to consider the placement of Planets with respect to the Arudha Lagna for final selection of a Gemstone. The following guidelines can help in such judgment:
1. If a planet is placed in or aspecting the 12th from the Arudha Lagna, the gemstone for such planet can increase the expenditure of the native. Malefics are well placed here as it confers raja yoga while placed here in addition to the expenses shown. However one must remember that planets placed here show the persons who would secretly oppose the native in various activities. So the gemstones of such planets to be chosen after careful consideration of all factors involved.
2. The gemstone of a planet placed in or aspecting the 11th from Arudha Lagna shall give income from the sources indicated by the planet. The sources can be known by judging both the functional as well as natural significations of the concerned planet.
3. The 2nd and 7th house from the Arudha Lagna is the houses of sustenance of the Image. They should be occupied by benefics or exalted planets. If they are occupied by malefics, the gemstones of such planets can cause fall of image and troubles in career and various other troubles. In addition, the planets in the 7th from Arudha lagna shows the persons who would openly oppose the person in various activities, and this is more true with respect to the Malefics. Thus if benefics are placed in the 7th from the Arudha Lagna, their gemstones can be given, provided the native can withstand the opposition shown by the concerned planet.
4. The planets in the Arudha Lagna shows how the world perceives the native. The presence of Moon or Jupiter in the Arudha Lagna gives long lasting fame. They should otherwise be placed with benefics or exalted planets and gemstones of such Moon, Jupiter, benefics or exalted planets can be beneficial to the native, otherwise, it can be harmful.
Similarly, the lord of the Arudha Lagna should ideally be well placed in either exaltation, mulatrikona, own house or friends house. If gemstone of such planets is worn, it would benefit the native by uplifting his image. If such planet is in fall or unfavorably placed, then the gemstone of the planet, countering the evil has to be worn.
5. Malefics in the 3rd or 6th gives material success whereas benefics in these places makes the person spiritual unless they are debilitated. Thus wearing the gemstones of the malefics placed in 3rd or 6th can help in the fulfillment of objectives and gain overall odds. However, malefics in the 3rd from AL can be detrimental to the health and longevity, thus while prescribing the gemstones, one needs to consider this factor as well.
6. The eighth house is also very crucial in a way that it controls the longevity of the person. Malefics placed over there can harm the health of the person and also the image. Stones of such malefic placed there should never be worn.
7. All planets either be benefics or malefic give good results and financial gains while placed in the 9th house from the arudha Lagna. Unless any other adverse yogas exist, a gemstone of such planet would be beneficial to the native.
8. 10th house shows the impact of a planet in the native's career. Benefics are best suited here and malefics are prohibited. For example, if Saturn is placed in such 10th, then the career becomes a bed of Thorne for the native.
DETAILS OF GEMSTONES
RUBY is the precious stone that occurs as a red, transparent variety of the mineral corundum. It is symbolic of excellent health, vigor, love and passion, an aid to firm friendship, and believed to ensure beauty. It strengthens the heart and blood circulation, makes one bold and courageous and eliminates depression, sadness or sensuality. Increase name and fame. Its color ranges from purplish red (called Pigeon Blood) or bluish red to a yellowish red. When cut into a cabochon (a non-convex) form, some specimens of ruby exhibit asterism i.e. a six-rayed star can be seen in the interior of the stone. These are called star rubies and are very highly prized. Burmese rubies are considered the finest. The ruby is a very brilliant, hard, durable, and wearable stone.
PEARL is a lustrous concretion consisting mainly of Nacre (Popularly called mother-of-pearl), which is the substance forming the inner layers of the mollusk shells. The pearl is an abnormal growth due to a minute foreign particle invading the body of the mollusk. The particle irritates the mollusk and becomes coated with layers of Nacre. Both marine and freshwater mollusks produce pearls. Spherical pearls are the best. A Bouton pearl is hemispherical. If a solid pearl has an irregular shape, it is known as a Baroque pearl. Pearls are commonly known as pear, bell, or drop, according to the shape. Pearl coloration varies as white, black, rose, and cream.
Natural, spherical pearls have been cultured successfully since 1920. This is controlled, but natural and these pearls can also be used as astrological gems. Artificial pearls, in contrast to cultured pearls, are entirely artificial, made largely of glass and should be rejected. A good pearl strengthens mental faculties, calms emotions and increases peace of mind. This is an excellent gem for meditation.
RED CORAL is a large class of marine invertebrates characterized by a protective calcium carbonate or horny skeleton (also called coral). Corals are divided into two subclasses, based on differences in their radial symmetry (symmetry around a central axis) of eight-tentacle animals, each with an internal skeleton or six-tentacle (or multiples of six). The Red coral belongs to the eight-tentacle sub-class. It removes obstacles and averts accidents, discord, and warfare. It is an asset in money matters and makes a person debt free. By purifying the blood it helps in pregnancy & childbirth besides curing boils.
EMERALD is the green variety of the mineral beryl making its wearer faithful & of fixed commitments. It helps in planning & forecasting by enhancing intuition & psychic powers. It sharpens the intellect and gives a photogenic memory thereby improving learning ability, communication, and clairvoyance. Good for general health, particularly the nervous system, it also has the power of healing diseases of the eye. It has the color of fresh young green grass as in the world's finest "drop of oil" emerald from Colombia.
Although a hard stone, emeralds chip easily since it somewhat brittle. Hence, special care should be given to wearing and handling. A common flaw reduction technique is to boil the emerald in oil (sometimes tinted green) and is actually good for the stone in light of its fragile nature. Oiling hides some of the whitish flaws (cracks) by filling the cracks and becomes an integral part of the emerald unless it is subjected to some type of degreasing procedure.
YELLOW SAPPHIRE the symbol of universal love and brotherhood, promotes general well-being and spiritual knowledge. It is very helpful for pregnancy & childbirth. It nullifies Kuja Dosha and promotes marriage and controls a malefic Mars in preventing jaundice and liver diseases. Excellent for business stability and financial matters, it is one of the nature's most wonderful gifts.
Topaz occurs not only in the transparent yellow, yellow-brown, orange-brown, and pink-brown colors. It is a hard, brilliant stone but it is much rarer and much more expensive than the Citrine (Quartz) stones commonly sold as "Rio topaz," "Madeira topaz," "Spanish topaz," and "Palmeira topaz."
DIAMOND Induces purity and fearlessness. Gives artistic abilities and worldly happiness. Strengthens bones and is useful for combating diseases of the sex organs. Makes one more attractive.
BLUE SAPPHIRE The finest blue sapphires are from Burma and Kashmir. It counteracts enviousness from others and removes the evil eye thereby protecting from travel dangers and mental unrest and various forms of madness. It alleviates long-term misfortunes by causing a change of place/residence. Fine, brilliant, deep blue Burmese sapphires will surely dazzle the eye.
HESSONITE has smoky-red luster. The other varieties are of honey color.
CAT'S EYE is gem-quality chrysoberyl. With cabochon cut (oval, rounded form), a light-colored line appears that moves as the gem is turned, giving the stone a resemblance to the eye of a cat. This phenomenon called chatoyance (asterism) is caused by a parallel arrangement of fine fibers of either foreign substance or minute hollow tubules.