The remedial astrology which is a part of Indian Vedic astrology helps a person by various means to come out from the effect caused by the malefic planets. As a part of remedies in astrology, gemstone remedy also plays a major role. Every planet is associated with a gem and a sub gem which is believed to receive beneficial influence from the planet of that gem.
The principle behind the remedies through gems is very simple that when a planet is positioned in a weak place and if it is also beneficial and auspicious in the natal chart of a person then such a planet should be made strong by the gems of that particular planet. As mentioned earlier each planet is related to a particular gemstone. In the Ayurvedic field of science the powder extract or the bhashma which is got by the crushing of the gems is used in treating various diseases because of it high medicinal values and features.
So when it comes to astrological purposes the gemstone is either worn as a ring or a pendant and it is always designed in such a way that the bottom portion is open so that the gemstone touches the body except for diamond. Some experts in the field of ancient Vedic astrology like Varahmihir and Brihat Samhita stated that a gem having a good luster, purity and clear-color and without any flaws ensure good luck and protection for the wearer. When gemstones are used in astrological remedies it is considered for two major purposes. The primary purpose is to enhance or influence a particular ray or color effect where the gemstone acts like an amplifier.
This is mainly based on the fact that during Rig Veda, people were made to use the seven gems so as to gather the Sun rays into one's own body.The second purpose of the gemstones in astrological remedies is that they act as cosmic filter protecting our body from the harmful rays that is trying to enter. We all know that our body gets affected by diseases only when there are deficiency and the gemstones have the capacity to act as a supplement thereby enhancing the general health and lifestyle of a person. But great care should be taken before opting for a gemstone as an astrological remedy for a wrong selection may lead to harmful side effects. The selection of appropriate gemstones can be best achieved only by a competent astrologer who is an expert and has a thorough knowledge in the concerned field. The quality of the gemstones should be good and there should be no flaws.
The original gemstones really work wonders but however these days with more of commercialization it has become very difficult to get the original ones and there are again only lucky people who make their way.The gemstone market today has lot of fake or imitation gems which is so close in resemblance to the original ones and becomes very difficult to identify the right gems. The fake gems are ineffective and cannot give you any benefits and this creates a question mark on the credibility of astrology as well as on wearing gems. Since gems are also related to color therapy and stone therapy a choice of a fake gemstone may lead to be ineffective in the other therapies too.
There are lots of gemstones that are considered to be very powerful for different planets.The most common gemstones used in astrological remedies are Blue Sapphire, Cat's Eye, Coral, Gomed, Ruby, Emerald, Pearl and more. The most popular gemstone associated with each planet is as follows:
1. Blue Sapphire - Saturn planet
2. Cat's eye – Ketu planet
3. Coral – Mars planet
4. Pearl – Moon planet
5. Gomed – Rahu planet
6. Emerald – Mercury planet
7. Ruby – Sun planet
8. Yellow Sapphire – Jupiter planet
– This is the most popular gemstone recommended for malefic Saturn planet. When the planet is not positioned in the right place in a person's natal chart then it leads to various problems. At such times the blue sapphire gemstone is recommended. Blue Sapphire gemstone is got by the composition of oxygen and aluminum which when mixed with cobalt turns into blue color and is said to rule the Western direction. Blue sapphire belongs to the family of Kurundan. The blue sapphire is also available in different hues of blue like sky blue, brinjal and pink. It is suggested to wear the blue sapphire stone either with silver or iron ring. A malefic Saturn results in health problems like joint disorder, gastric trouble, gout, arthritis, heart trouble, asthma, and leg pain. All these problems are likely to be corrected by the blue sapphire gemstone. Apart from this the astrologers generally recommend the property dealers, contractors, transporters, mill owners, dealers in machines, workers of local self-government, laborers, hawkers, policemen and financers to wear the blue sapphire gemstone. This should be worn in the middle finger.
– This is the most popular gemstone recommended for malefic Ketu planet. When the planet is not positioned in the right place in a person's natal chart then it leads to various problems. At such times the Cat's eye gemstone is recommended. The corresponding zodiac sign for the Cat's eye gemstone is Pisces. Ketu when not properly placed in an individual's natal chart leads to various problems like urinal diseases, back bone and joint pain, problems with nails especially in the foot also there will be lot of other problems which will be arising because of children. It gets the name Cat's eye because the gemstone has white colored lines over it that resembles the eyes of a cat. The cat's eye gemstone is present in different colors. This gemstone when worn is said to give strength, courage, fulfillment, vivacity, ecstasy, etc. The weight of the Cat's eye stone should not be less than 3 Ratti and should be always worn in the middle finger. It also helps in treating other diseases like paralysis, mania, blood poisoning, malignant disease, undiagnosed diseases.
– This is the most popular gemstone recommended for malefic Mars planet. When the planet is not positioned in the right place in a person's natal chart then it leads to various problems and at such times the Coral gemstone is recommended. The corresponding zodiac signs for Coral gemstone are Aries and Scorpio. A malefic Mars planet may lead to various illnesses like problems in eyes, abnormality in blood and pain in the joints and it is also capable of straining the relationship among siblings. Coral which is prepared from non-vertebrate sea creatures are available in different colors like red, white, saffron, pink, scarlet and vermilion red. Wearing of coral stone is said to cure other illnesses like piles, abortion, typhus, small-pox, injuries, wounds, menstrual disorders, reduce the chance of miscarriage and make safe delivery. The coral stone can be worn along with gold or copper and is suggested to be worn only in the ring finger.
– This is the most popular gemstone recommended for malefic Mercury planet. When the planet is not positioned in the right place in a person's natal chart then it leads to various problems and at such times the Emerald gemstone is recommended. The corresponding zodiac signs for the emerald gemstone are Gemini and Virgo. A weak or a bad planetary positioning of the Mercury planet will result in problems related to hearing and speech for that particular age, sense disability to any good or bad smell in the environment, stammering, diseases of nervous system and spoilt relationship with friends. Emerald is more of a mineral obtained from oxygen and silicate of aluminum beryllium. It is a very rarely found gemstone and if it is available it is difficult to find one without flaws. Emerald gemstone is available in different hues of green. Emerald gemstone helps in calming down mentally and physically and also helps in enhancing logical and spiritual power. Emerald gemstone can be worn along with silver or the five metal rings.
– This is the most popular gemstone recommended for malefic Rahu planet. When the planet is not positioned in the right place in a person's natal chart then it leads to various problems and at such times the Gomed gemstone is recommended. Gomed is also known as Zircon or Hessonite. When the planet Rahu is weak in our birth chart then it will lead to sudden accidents, injuries, phobias and mental diseases and other problems with business, conflicts, etc. When Gomed gemstone is worn it corrects illnesses like indigestion, skin diseases, insomnia, hysteria, snake bite, dog-bite, and blood poisoning and also controls undiagnosed diseases. Gomed should weigh at least a minimum of 3 Ratti. It should be worn in the middle finger with either silver or five metal rings.
– This is the most popular gemstone recommended for malefic Sun planet. When the planet is not positioned in the right place in a person's natal chart then it leads to various problems and at such times the Ruby gemstone is recommended. The corresponding zodiac sign for the Ruby gemstone is Leo. When the Sun is in a weak planetary position then it results in the individuals with such a birth chart to have laziness in their body, general body pain not pertaining to any particular part of the body, constant saliva secretion in the mouth and uninvited problems mainly involving the Government department. The hue of the ruby gemstone is reddish purple in color and when worn it benefits a person by removing scarcity, it also endows opulence, name and fame in the political field. Ruby stones also enhances the strength of a person, functions of the heart, builds immunity, and prevents eye trouble, fire accident, gastric and peptic ulcer. Ruby should be worn in the ring finger and should weigh at least 3 Rattis.
– This is the most popular gemstone recommended for malefic Moon planet. When the planet is not positioned in the right place in a person's natal chart then it leads to various problems and at such times the Pearl stone is recommended. Various features of the Pearl stone consider it to be a king of calcium carbonate and it has a constitution of oxygen and calcium. Pearl stone is said to act as a remedy for various illnesses like insomnia, poor memory, disease of lungs, breast, heart, diabetes, piles, diarrhea, and deficiency of calcium. Astrologically it is also said to enhance the luster and strength of ladies and make their married life happy. Pearls can be either worn as a ring or as a pendant. When used as a ring it should be worn on the right hand`s smallest finger and the minimum weight should not be less than 2 Rattis.
– This is the most popular gemstone recommended for malefic Jupiter planet. When the planet is not positioned in the right place in a person's natal chart then it leads to various problems and at such times the Yellow Sapphire gemstone is recommended. Yellow Sapphire is a mineral with a composition of hydrovisil, aluminium, and fluorine. The yellow sapphire gemstone is mainly recommended for authors, barristers, traders, writers and businessmen. It takes care of other medical ailments like functioning of liver, jaundice, anemia, blood pressure, and gastric trouble, fever. Yellow Sapphire can be worn with gold or a five metal ring and specifically in the first finger. It should weigh a minimum of at least 3 Ratti.
– This is the most popular gemstone recommended for malefic Venus planet. When the planet is not positioned in the right place in a person's natal chart then it leads to various problems and at such times Diamond is recommended. When the planet Venus is in a weak position in a person's birth chart then the native will not enjoy any material happiness. His or her married life will not be happy and also there will be lot of financial crisis. Wearing of diamond helps in treating sexual weakness, kidney trouble and diabetes.