Vedic Astrology and Gems

Gems Counteract Malefic Planets

Vedic astrologers have been prescribing gemstones to counteract the effects of negative planetary influences since ancient times. According to the Puranas, Vedic historical texts, kings of previous ages wore powerful gems on whatever parts of the body were slightly weak or vulnerable. The gems served as shields against the belligerent attacks of their adversaries.

It was also believed that each precious gem related to a planetary deity. Thus wearing the gem of that particular planet would help to appease its deity, and thus more favorable life conditions would come to that person through the planetary resonances.

The practice of wearing gems for strengthening certain weak planets in the horoscope, is still being practiced today, not only in Vedic cultures, but in certain western ones as well. In practice, it is found that dramatic and positive effects come to a person by wearing the gem(s) that encourage strengthening of planetary imbalances in the horoscope. It is also found that one can bring negative energies to him or herself by wearing the wrong gems.

Thus planetary gemology is an ancient healing and protective art that can be used to one’s advantage with the help of a Vedic astrologer.

Gems and Planets

Gems are prescribed according to which planets need strengthening. The following chart shows which gems relate to the various planets. (Rahu and Ketu are the moon’s north and south nodes.) For each planet, the primary stone is listed first. Secondary stones can also be used, but the primary stones are preferred.

Planet Stones
Sun Ruby, garnet, red spinel, rubelite
Moon Pearls, moonstone
Mars Red coral, carnelian, bloodstone
Mercury Emerald, green tourmaline, diopside, peridot, jade
Jupiter Yellow sapphire, Imperial topaz, yellow beryl, citrine
Venus Diamond, white sapphire, white topaz, zircon and quartz
Saturn Blue sapphire, tanzanite, blue spinel, iolite, lapis
Rahu Hessonite, orange zircon, spessertite and other orange garnets
Ketu Cat’s eye (chrysoberly), apetite

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