Healing Astrology

Vedic Astrology and Healing

Gem Therapy

The main gems for the nine planets:

Sun – ruby; Moon – pearl; Mars – red coral; Mercury – emerald; Jupiter– yellow sapphire; Venus – diamond; Saturn – blue sapphire; Rahu – hessonite; Ketu – cat's eye.

Major substitute gems for each planet:

Sun – spinel, garnet, sunstone, red zircon, red tourmaline; Moon – moon stone, cultured pearls; Mars – carnelian, red jasper; Mercury – Aquamarine, peridot, jade, green zircon, green tourmaline; Venus – white sapphire, clear zircon, clear quartz, white coral; Saturn – lapis lazuli, amethyst, turquoise, blue zircon, blue tourmaline; Rahu – golden grossularite garnet; Ketu – other cat's eye (mainly quartz).

Gem Therapy

The qualities of a Ruby:

Ruby on physical level increase Pitta and Agni and decrease Kapha and Vata. It improves vitality, digestion and circulation. Ruby strengthens the functions of hart, small intestine, brain and eyes. It aids in rejuvenation and revitalization. It aids on psychological level in self-confidence, self-expression and self-discipline, but it shouldn't be used when there is too much pride, ambition or ego is too strong. Ruby on spiritual level can put in touch with ones soul and higher self (Atman). It particularly good for Jnana Yoga.

The qualities of a Blue Sapphire:

Blue Sapphire transmits the power of Saturn, which may bring misfortune and disease. It should not be worn if person is too cold, calm, strong and selfish in disposition and it may be a good idea to take it off during winter. This stone on physical level reduces Pitta and Agni but increases Kapha and Vata. It aids in detoxification and in wait reduction, helping to reduce infection and inflammation, aiding in immunity and longevity. Blue Sapphire increases detachment and weakens desire and aggression, which are offspring on this root obscuration. It is good for spiritual purposes like renunciation, life in retreat and helps mind stream to get in touch with space (akasha), void (shunya) and higher levels of conciseness beyond forms (arupa loka).

Purification of a gemstone:

All gemstones need purification because they have ability to accumulate energy of places and people, which are usually polluted. Purification makes gems capable of transmitting their planetary forces in more powerful and higher way and attunes them to the person who is wearing them.

Fingers of the hand related to the planets:

Right thumb – Sun; left thumb – Moon; Index finger – Jupiter; middle finger – Saturn, Rahu; ring finger – Sun, Moon; little finger – Mercury. Gems for planets that have no special correspondence to a particular finger can be worn on that of friend. Venus, Ketu gems can be worn on middle or little finger. Mars stones – on index or ring fingers.

Days of the week belonging to the planets in Gem therapy:

Sunday – Sun; Monday – Moon; Tuesday – Mars, Ketu; Wednesday – Mercury; Thursday – Jupiter; Friday – Venus; Saturday – Saturn, Rahu.

Silver and gold in Gemology:

Silver increases stone's sedating, cooling and watery properties. Gold increases stimulating and fierily properties. Gold is better for transmitting the energy of gems but may make them too strong. Silver is better for keeping them more balanced.

Gemstones for naturally malefic planets should not be worn:

Wearing gemstones of malefic planets we strengthen their influence upon us. It can cause danger unless native is really prepared to work with their energy on an inner level, doing extensive mantra and meditation practices. It is also recommended to be under supervision of a good astrologer or spiritual guide.

Gemstone of the Ninth Lord good to wear:

Gems for strengthening ninth house are good for several reasons. First, they increase ripening positive karma and that increases luck and good fortune, especially in career, education and gaining recognition. It strengthens spiritual inclinations and enhances relationships with Guru and Sangha. It improves relationships with father and mentors also.

Gemstone of the Ninth Lord good to wear:

Gems for strengthening ninth house are good for several reasons. First, they increase ripening positive karma and that increases luck and good fortune, especially in career, education and gaining recognition. It strengthens spiritual inclinations and enhances relationships with Guru and Sangha. It improves relationships with father and mentors also.

Gemstone of a debilitated planet generally good to wear:

Presence of debilitated planat in chart indicates lack of certain inner qualities of native and as a result some spheres of his/her life (signified by houses of debilitated planet) are damaged. It is usually a good idea to strengthen weak planet in order to improve unbalanced situation. There are some exceptions from this rule,– planets (except Sun), which are natural and temporal malefics in chart.

When can we wear gemstones for malefic planets:

We may wear gemstones for malefic planets if they are also a temporal benefics and weak in chart. There is also opinion among some astrologers that gemstone for the lord of current Mahadasha should be worn. It is advisable, in such cases, to balance it by wearing gemstones for benefic planets that are friends with selected malefic.

Why should we purify gemstones before wearing them:

Gemstones attract and conserve energy. That is why they should be periodically purified. Purification is especially important for new stones, obtained from salesperson or another person who was wearing them.

Gemstones for weak houses:

We may want to prescribe gemstones for weak houses when we attempt to strengthen some affairs in life signified by this house. Certain details should be taken in consideration. One of them – a nature of second house ruled by a selected house lord. The down side of this approach is that house may be good for particular factor and detrimental for general well being and health of the person. Seventh house is a good example of it. Seventh house is a maraka house, but it can improve chances of marriage and political affairs. It is also advised to strengthen weak house when that house or it's lord is experiencing difficult Gochara (transit).

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