Gem stones and astrology
The rules of astrology are clearly described in our ancient scriptures. Astrological remedies are in the form of Mantra (Yagna), Aushadhi (Medicine) and Mani (Gemstones). Mantra, medicine and gemstones possess the power to cure all the diseases and remove all problems from a human’s life. Gemstones are worn as per the planetary positions in the horoscope (birth chart/kundli) of the person. The gemstone to be worn mostly depends on the issues faced by the person.
Not every planet is all-powerful at our birth time, and each planet gives varied effects on each individual. One of the major concerns of an astrologer is to study the horoscope, analyse the effect of each planet (see which effect is lacking or required), and assign the gemstone to enhance the required celestial force in our body and life.
The enhancements in the particular planetary vibration we receive from that gem help us to achieve fulfillment in our personality and destiny.
Certain guidelines have been laid down regarding the selection of gemstone and the procedure to wear them for astrological benefits. Vedic astrology gives a description about what parameters must be taken into account before buying a gemstone to make it most suitable for astrological purpose.
Inclusions in Gemstones
Every natural gemstone has inclusions. These inclusions develop within the gemstone during their growth under natural conditions. These inclusions can be considered as birthmarks. Inclusions can be of many types. Vedic astrology clearly defines the type of inclusions, which are acceptable or not acceptable in a gemstone. The information about gemology available in scriptures from ancient times is exemplary. It is beyond imagination to understand how our ancestors did the study of gemstones at such microscopic level.
Nature of inclusions in a gemstone plays a vital role in selection. Small & light colored inclusions which don't distract the flow of light & energy within the stone are acceptable. But black spots or dark-colored inclusions as these inclusions absorb most of the energy that was supposed to transmit and ultimately heal or cure the body. Surface cracks are not acceptable either as these also disturb the energy flow and degrade the benefits.
Color of Gemstone
Astrology gives utmost importance to the color of Gemstone.
Two different color of stones from the same family totally changes its planetary effect. For example: Yellow Sapphire, Blue Sapphire and Ruby come from same mineral family ‘Corundum’. All these three have the same physical and optical Properties. They even have same basic chemical composition. The only difference is their color. As per Indian Astrology, Yellow Sapphire corresponds to the planet Jupiter, Blue Sapphire corresponds to Saturn and Ruby corresponds to the sun. This highlights the importance of gemstone color in Astrology.
Also, Gemstone color intensity should be optimum, neither too light nor too dark. Any color, if it is too light, will appear to be near colorless and if too dark, appears to be almost black.
Ideally, each Gemstone should have a pure hue of color without any secondary color tones. But, when the gemstones are mined, they come in variety of mixed color tones. Some color tones are not attractive and are less desirable. For example, when Blue Sapphire is mined, not all Sapphire stones have the perfect blue hue. Some stones have secondary tones like purple and grey. Sapphire stones with a pure blue hue gives the best astrological results than stone with mixed hues. So, always choose a gemstone with perfect hue and without any undesirable secondary color tones.
Gemstones are worn to increase efficiency or for removal of the deficiency of life aspects like finance, marriage, carrier, fame, luck, income and wealth etc.. These remedial stones act in two ways; one is by its spectrum effects and other is by radioactive effects. When a ring is worn, Gem goes on continuously vibrating its power which is absorbed in the individual aura. The protective aura thus becomes powerful to resist any untoward vibrations coming from external sources. The electromagnetic vibrations of the gems interact with the aura of our body while in touch with our skin. It then forms a sort of productive energy on `union`, which brings about the change in the following spheres of our life.
- Gems affect our physical well being. The physical immunity is increased, and corresponding gems helps in achieving ineffectiveness from certain ailments.
- They align a particular Chakra in our body. This not only increases our health, but also enhances the overall energy level of the body to a greater height.
- Gems direct our emotional and mental faculties, and help in achieving higher grounds by attaining inner peace and wisdom.
- Gemstones impart a protection from psychic and mental influences (sub conscience healing and strengthening).
- A gem helps in changing the karmic pattern of the person, in relation with the placement of that planet in a particular house.
Gemstone consistently wearing magnificent effects
A gemstone brings significant change only when in alliance with the aura of a person. Hence it is advised to wear the stone consistently and not take breaks for a long time. Gems are similar to a lightning rod. They create, what is in effect, a protective field around the body, which regulates celestial forces absorbed by the body. In time, the proper gemstones, if kept in contact with the skin, can bring about miraculous changes in mind and body.
Astrology pure science
Astrological gems healing is the way to implement remedial measure to achieve overall success in life. Although due to lack of proper scientific research, application of this science is looked upon as superstition, the fact remains that when guided by a good astrologer, scores of people have had immense benefits by these brilliant sparkling stones influencing human destiny. According to Indian wisdom of astrology, the nine main gems acting as the cosmic boon to human life are classified under `Navratna`.
Carat (0.200mg) is the standard unit of weight measurement for gemstones and diamonds around the world. Whereas Ratti (0.1215mg / 0.182mg) is a traditional unit of measurement in India based on Ratti Seed, which was used a long time ago when accurate weighing scales did not exist. Ratti is still used by many astrologers in India to recommend gemstones.
We often recommend our customers to get the required gem weight in carats as there are few variations in Ratti (Sunari ratio & Pakki Ratti). Astrologers from different regions of India use different calculations for recommending gemstones.
1 Carat = 0.200 milligrams
1 Ratti = 0.1215 milligrams (Sunari Ratti)
1 Ratti = 0.1822 milligrams (Pakki Ratti)
>Enhancements: Most of the gemstones and diamonds are treated or enhanced by humans to improve the color and clarity of a gemstone. Treatments might improve the appearance of a gemstone, but Untreated gemstones win over the rarity factor. Therefore unenhanced gemstones dominate the market price of any gemstone.
>Characteristics: This is one of the most important factors which differentiates colored gemstones from Diamonds. "Beauty is in the eyes of its Beholder" - The character of every gemstone is different and unique. A gemstone that might appeal to someone might not appeal to another person.
>Originatlity: A gemstone needs to be purchased from the right seller as there are many synthetics & natural imitations which closely resemble their natural counterparts. Moreover, most natural gemstones are also enhanced with treatments that are difficult to identify by a layman.
>Origin: The origin of a gemstone also plays an important role many times. Few origins have a premium "Brand Value" compared to others due to many factors. Example: Kashmir Sapphire, Columbian Emeralds, and Burmese Rubies are priced way higher than similar-looking gemstones from other origins.