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Gems are an integral cure used in Vedic astrology to address weak aspects of a person’s astrology chart. Find out how to wear the stones and how they work.
According to Vedic astrology, gemstones can be used to treat weaknesses in an individual’s astrological chart. These gems are typically used to counteract astrology chart problem areas related to physical or mental issues.
How to Wear Jyotish Gemstones and How They Work
Most recommend seeking the guidance of a professional astrologer prior to using Jyotish gemstones.
What are Jyotish Gemstones?
Some believe that gemstones can have a positive or a negative effect on a person, depending on their astrological constitution. Planets and the issues they represent can be strong, or weak according to an astrological birth chart.
A qualified Vedic astrologer (Jyotishi) can identify the issues related to weak planetary alignments at the time of an individual’s birth. Using the birth chart assessment as a guide, the astrologer can then identify an appropriate gemstone prescription. It’s believed that the stones can counteract the effect of weaknesses in the person’s chart.
Each gemstone is associated with certain planets. The text known as the Garuda Purana indicates the following planet-stone associations:
- Sun – ruby, garnet, red spinel
- Moon – pearl, moonstone
- Mercury – emerald, green tourmaline, peridot
- Venus – diamond, white sapphire
- Mars – red coral, carnelian, red agate
- Jupiter – yellow sapphire, topaz
- Saturn – blue sapphire, lapis
- Rahu – hessonite garnet, orange zircon
- Ketu – chrysoberyl, cat’s eye
Selecting Suitable Gemstones for Healing
Vedic texts such as the Garuda Purana and Agni Purana state that a Jyotish gemstone should possess transparency, good cutting, and it should be free from flaws such as scratches, cracks, and stains. Astrologers recommend obtaining the best quality affordable, and the larger the stone, the better.
Synthetic gemstones, as well as enhancements such as heating or colouring of stones, is said to destroy the gems’ natural energy. Some Vedic astrologers claim that this makes them less effective when utilized for healing purposes.
How to Wear Jyotish Gemstones
Gems are usually set in rings or pendants in an open-back style, which allows the stone to touch the skin. Many rituals are associated with the process of Jyotish gems, from the purchase of gem to the day and time of the setting.
It’s believed that using the wrong gemstone may create additional problems by creating a problematic energy climate for the individual. An experienced professional Jyotishi should be consulted, as well as a reputable gemstone dealer who can provide good quality stones.
It’s believed that wearing the gemstone for the first time while the moon is waxing on the specified day and time is very beneficial. According to astrologers, a prayer should be recited before wearing a Jyotish stone. The individual should light a ghee lamp and incense stick while meditating on God.
Some may choose to perform an Abhishek (bathing ceremony) for the ring or pendant. Simply clean the ring in milk and then sacred water from the Ganges. Recite the mantra 108 times (if provided).
Individuals are usually advised to wear the gemstone at all times. It’s said that if an individual is separated from the gem for a long period of time, the stone may change its vibration, thereby becoming less powerful.
Jyotish gemstone therapy is an integral part of Vedic astrology. When utilised correctly, it’s believed to adjust weak elements of an astrological birth chart, thereby bringing harmony, balance, and well-being to the wearer.
Read Introduction to Vedic Astrology to find out more about the basics of the ancient astrological science.