From times immemorial gems have been used by people in different
ways. Gems have curative powers as well as the power to pour in
fortune and drive away the evils of planetary positions. Certain
gems and stones have magical powers of healing and fortune giving.
Gems have made life happier for many individuals. These are widely
used to get benefit from the planets as these little gems carry
never ending source of rays of the planets and continue their effects
even after years. Gems counteract the bad effects of planets and
get us luck, fortune, prosperity, status, knowledge, concentration,
good health, name and fame.
The Indian Astrology distinguishes the destiny and traits of an
individual that are associated with the positions of the planets
and the date, time and place of birth. The Indian astrology considers
the movement of two luminaries namely the Sun and the Moon, five
major planets (Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Venus and Jupiter) and the
two nodal points of the Moon i.e Rahu and Ketu.
Ruler of all the planets, Sun is commonly called Surya and Aditya
and believed to be the source of vitality. The planets move around
the Sun and are dependent on its energy for existence of life forms.
Sun brings success, intellect, wisdom, fame and wealth and is the
ruler of zodiac sign Leo. Good placement of Sun can give rise to
fame in the area, field, or even the whole world. If ill-placed
in the horoscope it is an indication of physical as well as possible,
mental or emotional problems, pessimistic attitude, humiliation
at the hands of others and impoverished conditions of life.
The Moon represents the mind indicating an individual's thoughts,
feelings, expressions etc. Moon is beneficial to those born in ascending
moon cycle and disastrous to those born in descending moon sign.
The Moon also possesses dominance over the waters and liquids within
our bodies. The Moon is responsible for growth, fertility and conception.
The Moon rules Cancer Zodiac sign and is strong there in its own
sign. It is powerful or exalted, in Taurus and fallen, or debilitated,
in Scorpio. The zodiacs Jupiter, Sun and Mars are the Moon's natural
Also known as Brahaspati or Guru, Jupiter rules both Moon and Sun
controlling the movement of the planets. Responsible for luck and
fortune, the planet brings success, fortune and fame. The largest
planet in the solar system, Jupiter it is associated with expansion,
growth and and opportunity. The position of Jupiter in ones' chart
serves as an indicator of one's faith, confidence, buoyancy, higher
mind, wisdom, optimism and generosity. Jupiter's action is to expand,
preserve and increase on all levels. A well placed Jupiter is associated
with the spiritual, philosophical and intellectual realms. The ill
placement of Jupiter might lead to exaggeration, delusions of grandeur
and depletion of energies. Jupiter is the ruler of the fire sign
Actually an imaginary planet, Rahu is instrumental in strengthening
the power and can convert enemies into friends. It is popularly
called the Planet of Success. It is a node positioned at the meeting
point of earth's trajectory around the Sun and the Moon's trajectory
around the Earth. Rahu is believed to represent the head of the
demon. When Rahu, Sun and Moon are in the same zodiacal longitude,
solar eclipse takes place. Being a shudra graha, it rules over thieves,
witches, magicians, venom and poison, snakes and thorny bushes,
jails and isolated places, unhabitated places, hypnotists etc. As
Rahu is not a real planet, it does not rule any zodiac sign.
Ketu is an imaginary planet or a node that is positioned where
the earth's trajectory around the Sun and the Moon's trajectory
around the Earth meet. It is believed to represent the tail of demon.
Both Rahu and Ketu are the parts of the same danava(demon) but are
180 degree apart. When Ketu, Sun and Moon lie in the same zodiacal
longitude lunar eclipse takes place. Those ruled by Ketu, are secret
adversaries and relates to people in pharmaceuticals industries,
doctors and astrologers. Both imaginary nodes are the mysterious
forces and show karmic and spiritual influences in the birth chart.
Ketu also does not rule any zodiac sign since it is not a real planet.
Also known as Shukra, Venus governs beauty, wealth, romance, passion,
music. Venus is about pleasure- love, romance and harmony in our
emotional attachments, marriages, friendships and other unions.
Venus is content to spread happiness and tenderness, all the while
teaching us how to love and appreciate others and the things that
we possess. While Mars represents the youthful male in our solar
system, Venus is the charming princess. Venus rules over eyes, nose,
chin, throat, sexual organs, kidneys, bladder etc. A badly placed
Venus indicates dysfunction of these parts. Venus is inextricably
linked to refinement, culture and grace. Having feminine energy,
Venus rules both Taurus and Libra.
Sun being the king of solar system, Mars is the commander. Mars
indicates martial powers, martial arts and influences energy, drive,
administrative spirits and leadership abilities. Both Sun and Mars
produce heat, difference being Sun has a life preserving heat and
the explosive heat generated by Mars might endanger the lives. Mars
rules over the bone marrow and generation of red blood corpuscles,
human blood, and the disease resistant power of human body. Mars
rules Aries, openly aggressive, and Scorpio, secretive in nature.
Mercury is a neutral planet that changes according to its placement
in signs and houses. It is the nearest planet to Sun and thus is
restless, fast changing and fickle in nature. It rules education,
writers, businessman, intestines, lungs and nervous system. Both
Jupiter and Mercury represent human intelligence, Mercury indicates
an immature side of intelligence as compared to the more mature
one of Jupiter. It rules all means of communication and intermediation.
Body parts indicated by Mercury: Mercury rules over the arms, ear
hearing system, and the nervous system. It is a dual natured planet
and owns the dual natured signs, Virgo and Gemini.
A cold and dry planet, Saturn rules over the hard parts of human
body - bones, teeth, knees and ears and indicates recurring health
problems. Saturn makes its subjects work in secondary positions,
doing dull routine and ordinary jobs. Various professionals like:
Also historians, archaeologists, covators of museums, workers in
refrigeration factories etc. are ruled by Saturn. Saturn commands
to get to hard work. The planet gives huge importance to discipline
and responsibility. Saturn with masculine energy rules Capricorn
GEMS AND REMEDIES
Performing remedial measures and wearing stone for a particularly
planet helps increase the positive aspects of the planet in the
horoscope. Scientifically, recital of Mantra for a particular planet
forms a protection layer around man. Stone increases the benefic
aspects by concentrating rays of the planet and causing this energy
to flow into the human body.
HOW TO WEAR THE STONE?
To obtain the full benefic effects of the stone, wear it when Moon
is within a specific constellation on a specified day and time.
Wearing it in the specified Nakshatra (star) enhances the benefic
effects of the stone. Take the stone of a size specified or greater,
in fraction of 1/4 Ratti, rejecting fractions of 3/4 Ratti. Get
it studded in the specified metal such that it touches the finger
from the bottom. Before wearing it light a lamp and incense sticks
and meditate on your God. Clean the ring in fresh milk and then
Ganga water. Perform pooja and recite the specified Mantra 108 or
1008 times. Then wear the stone in the specified finger of your
right hand. After wearing the ring give alms as specified for that
If you are already wearing a stone then avoid wearing a contradictory
stone to the specific stone worn previously. A proper judgement
of all the planets at birth is crucial in deciding which gem stone
can be worn favourably and which stones have to be avoided. A wrong
judgement can play havoc and prove harmful.