Fine quality gems have the power to increase the favorable results of benevolent planetary influences and to diminish the unfavorable effects of negative planets in a birth chart. They can neutralize the effects of poison, snake bite, diseases, and even harmful spirits or entities. This unique ability has added mystery and inscrutability to their obvious beauty and desirability the world over.

Care must be taken in choosing gemstones to wear on the body, especially if those stones are related to the naturally malefic or malevolent planets, namely, Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. Having a qualified Vedic astrologer or practitioner of jyotish check this out for you is highly recommended. Or, if you have used a dowsing pendulum with good success over a long period of time, then you may get an accurate indication from the pendulum as to whether a particular gem would be suitable for you or for someone else for whom you are testing it.

Another method for determining which gem may be suitable for a person is to wear the gem associated with the planet whose major period of influence is now operating in the person’s life.

Gems are typically set in rings or pendants — ALWAYS with an open back setting. If the stone is translucent, such as diamond or emerald, the gem need not touch the skin since light takes the energy of the gem into the body. If the stone is opaque, such as pearl or red coral, then the gem MUST touch the skin.

Gems can also be set in earrings, nose posts, amulets or even objects of common usage, such as pens, eating utensils, cups and plates. But these are less effective since the objects limit the gem’s contact with the body.

Ideally, a gem should first be placed on the body on the day associated with the planet it is meant to pacify or strengthen:

  • Ruby or Garnet on Sunday. If it is a ring, it should be worn on the ring finger.

  • Pearl or Moonstone on Monday. If it is a ring, it should be worn on the ring finger.

  • Red Coral or Carnelian for Mars and Cat’s Eye for Ketu on Tuesday. If it is a ring, it should be worn on the ring finger.

  • Green Emerald, Aquamarine, Green Tourmaline or Peridot on Wednesday. If it is a ring, it should be worn ideally on the little finger or on the ring finger.

  • Yellow Sapphire, Yellow Topaz or Yellow Citrine on Thursday. If it is a ring, it should be worn ideally on the index finger or on the ring finger.

  • Diamond, Natural Zircon or White Topazon Friday. If it is a ring, it should be worn on the ring finger.

  • Blue Sapphire or Lapis Lazuli and Hessonite on Saturday. If it is a ring, it should be worn ideally on the middle finger or on the ring finger.


    Ruby or Garnet for Sun

    Ruby or Garnet will strengthen one’s sense of self, self-confidence, self-esteem, self-worth and self-assurance. It improves the decision-making process leading to a clear career choice. It brings career opportunity. It strengthens possibilities of promotion and helps in establishing personal and professional independence. It increases ambition and the need to succeed. It enhances courage, daring and initiative. It improves one’s relationship with one’s father and various authority figures.

    It increases health and strengthens one’s physical constitution. It encourages self-expression, individuality and personal growth. It increases pride in work and achievement and invites recognition. It augments one’s motivation and action. It enhances the possibility of promotion or the determination to start your own business. It helps you become the master of your destiny. It inspires leadership and self-determination. It increases your recognition as an authority in your field or discipline. It aids in the development of one’s goals, objectives and an overall life plan.

    Like the sun, others will become attracted to you and want to position themselves in your orbit. You will begin to magnetize and attract things and people to you. Though you will receive love and attention more easily, it is not as important to you since your independence and self-reliance is at its height.

    It inspires you to become the self-made person, the hero, the champion, the leader, the artist, the producer or the savior.

    For men, it strengthens fatherhood and the ability to take care of others. It may help in reducing over-confidence, narcissism, arrogance or vanity. It enhances masculine effort and consciousness. It increases left brain processes — logic, rationale, analysis, intellect and reasoning.

    It strengthens will and purpose as the forces guiding one’s actions. Your decisions are likely to be governed by your inner motivation rather than by external, social or environmental influences.

  • Disease conditions that may respond to Ruby or Garnet are:
  • Liver and gallbladder complaints
  • Bowel problems, especially diarrhea;
  • Peptic ulcer, heartburn, hyperacidity, gastritis
  • Inflammatory diseases and swelling
  • Infectious diseases
  • Skin disorders such as hives, rash, pimples, acne or boils
  • Heart disease
  • Blood circulation problems
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Headache, sun-stroke, sun-burn and diseases of the head
  • Stroke, brain disease
  • Fever, Typhoid, Excessive body heat
  • Weak eyesight
  • Premature baldness
  • Irritability
  • Improper speech or loss of speech capacity
  • Pearl or Moonstone for Moon

    Pearl or Moonstone deepens one’s emotional feeling and emotional healing. It increases your emotional sensitivity to your own emotions and the feelings of others. It expands your ability to receive and thereby get your emotional needs met. It enhances mental and emotional stability. It augments the ability to open up to and communicate with the subconscious mind and thereby heal it. This is typically done through increased perception of dreams, visions, intuitions and your attunement with your psychic ability.

    It expands sentiment, sympathy, empathy and compassion for others. It deepens your conviction for humanitarian, altruistic, philanthropic and spiritual work or efforts.

    For women, it increases the feminine nature and maternal sensibilities. It enhances the possibility of pregnancy and childbirth. It strengthens the health of the female reproductive organs and breasts.

    It expands the desire to look attractive and dress well and may increase one’s popularity.

    It provides further opportunities for travel.

    There is renewed interest in family life and relationships, especially the relationship with the mother.

    It strengthens practicality which may be lacking and reduces incoherent thought and speech. It augments decisiveness.

    It strengthens the lymphatic system and improves sleep. It may help curb the tendency to put on weight.

  • Disease conditions or behavioral problems that may respond to Pearl or Moonstone are:
  • The common cold accompanied by cough or fever
  • Indecision, lack of mental balance
  • The tendency to lie or spread false rumors
  • Emotional anxiety
  • Impulsiveness, rashness and recklessness
  • Loose moral character
  • Depression, despondency or pessimism
  • Lunacy, paralysis, hysteria
  • Epilepsy
  • Lack of concentration
  • Colic pains in infancy
  • Obesity
  • Eye complaints
  • Throat problems including tonsillitis
  • Sinus congestion, sinusitis, nasal allergies
  • Respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis, influenza, tuberculosis, Congestion of lungs
  • Reproductive problems
  • Intestinal disorders including worms and parasites
  • Varicose veins
  • Complications arising from excessive drinking or alcoholism
  • Swelling, tumors, abnormal growth & secretion
  • Inflammation of the lymph nodes
  • Oily skin
  • Prolonged sleep
  • Red Coral or Carnelian for Mars

    Coral increases energy, determination and the desire to act. It helps one to embrace challenges, goals and objectives. It strengthens the masculine nature by increasing rajas — motivation, desire and commitment.

    It inspires one to seek adventure and romance in life. It increases courage and may lead to heroism or heroic acts of some sort. It aids one in military, police or fire-fighting activities.

    It strengthens initiative, leadership and organizational abilities. It helps in overcoming obstacles, enemies, opponents and competitors. It enhances the possibility of victory in conflicts, confrontations and lawsuits. It helps neutralize criticism, blame and attacks upon one’s reputation.

    It pacifies anger, frustration, resentment, impulsiveness and impetuosity, thereby protecting one against danger, accident and injury. It tones down arrogance and intolerance. It aids in balancing the element of fire or pitta in the body.

    It helps to turn destructive behavior into constructive behavior. It pacifies an overly controlling or manipulative nature. It reduces extremism, fanaticism, excessive behavior and guards against obsessive/compulsive syndrome. It may help reduce lust and sensual desire.

  • Disease conditions that may respond to Red Coral or Carnelian are:
  • Liver and gallbladder problems
  • Bowel complaints, especially diarrhea
  • Intestinal ulcers, appendicitis
  • Hernia
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Infectious diseases, tetanus, septic poisoning
  • Skin disorders such as hives, rash, pimples, acne and boils
  • Small pox, chicken pox, measles
  • Plague
  • Headache
  • Fevers, acute fevers, malaria, typhoid, excessive body heat
  • Stroke, brain disease
  • Burns, wounds, cuts
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Abortion complications
  • Hemorrhage and bleeding
  • Muscular rheumatism
  • Irritability
  • Green Emerald, Aquamarine, Green Tourmaline or Peridot for Mercury

    Green emerald, aquamarine, green tourmaline or peridot improves communication, verbal expression, the generation of ideas and the process of creative thinking, It enhances one’s powers of discretion and discrimination.

    For people in business or communications, it aids in networking with others. It expands one’s sense of effective marketing thereby leading to increased sales and profitability, It enhances efforts in developing information technologies, computer software and hardware, internet capabilities, education and consultation.

    Businesses involving mail order, multi-level marketing, distribution or transportation will be enhanced. It aids in the growth and development of careers which stem from hobbies and crafts. It improves one’s organizational ability and effectiveness in carrying out tasks and objectives. It provides an eye for detail and a practical methodology. It improves one’s ability to handle tasks which demand identification, classification, labeling or categorization. It enhances the use of logic, rationale, discretion and practicality.

    It provides fruitful travel opportunities and increases human interaction.

    It improves the swiftness of the mind and brings insight to the wit and can be very effective for writers, comedians and actors.

    It reduces stress, overwork and worry. It pacifies nervous tendencies and nervous habits and nerve disorders. It makes one more flexible and aids one in adapting to changing circumstances.

    It increases feelings of youth and vibrancy. One becomes bright, light, youthful and carefree.

  • Disease conditions that may respond to Green Emerald, Aquamarine, Green Tourmaline or Peridot are:
  • Diseases which are difficult to diagnose
  • Restless mind, restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue, weakness, lethargy
  • Anxiety, Worry, Stress
  • Nerves, nervous disorders, nerve diseases
  • Vertigo, giddiness
  • Dry or rough skin
  • Constipation
  • Tension Headaches
  • Cold Intolerance
  • Dry cough
  • Being underweight or suffering weight loss
  • Intestinal gas
  • Lower back pain, sciatica
  • Arthritis or difficulty with movement of the limbs
  • Paralysis, neuralgia, multiple sclerosis
  • Madness, brain diseases, stammering, defective memory, Alzheimers
  • Diseases of the skin, such as skin cancer or leprosy
  • Tissue Atrophy
  • Abnormal movements, nervous tics, Tourette syndrome
  • Yellow Sapphire, Yellow Topaz or Yellow Citrine for Jupiter

    Yellow sapphire, yellow topaz or yellow citrine increases prosperity, success, honor, good fortune, and achievement. It reduces stress and delivers accomplishment without too much difficulty. It enhances joy, humor, comfort, distinction and status. It attracts awards, prizes and other kinds of recognition. It facilitates social climbing and yields more leisure time.

    It enhances wish-fulfillment, belief, prayer and creative visualization, enabling manifestation of desires more quickly and easily. Since needs are more easily met, tension, challenge or difficulty is more readily overcome. It increases optimism.

    It enhances education in its two forms of learning and teaching. It increases one’s zest for life and helps to avoid stagnation and boredom by means of intellectual stimulation and new ideas.

    It improves one’s health and the ability to heal others. It stimulates personal growth by adding the right people, things and circumstances to your life — providing rather than removing. It expands your good fortune of attracting the best people or the perfect opportunity to aid you at just the right time.

    It raises one’s vibration to the higher side of the nature and promotes actions born from a sense of duty and humanity. It increases perception of and communication with those higher beings who protect you, your guardian angels or spirit guides. It increases so-called favorable coincidences or synchronous events. It enhances prayer and communication with God or other supernatural deities dear to you and the blessings that follow such communion. It lifts the mind to lofty heights of humanity and spirituality. Subsequently, one’s relationship with God or Spirit evolves and expands. It increases one’s philosophical view of life and inspires interest in universal ideas rather than human dramas. It animates the joyful pursuit of one’s life purpose and the deeper meaning of life.

  • Disease conditions that may respond to Yellow Sapphire, Yellow Topaz or Yellow Citrine are:
  • Obesity, water retention, cysts, swelling, gout, tumors, abnormal growth and secretions
  • Tonsillitis
  • Sinus congestion, sinusitis, nasal allergies
  • Respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis, influenza, tuberculosis and Lung congestion
  • Liver and pancreas ailments such as hypoglycemia, diabetes and jaundice
  • Excess phlegm or mucous
  • Abscesses
  • Diamond, Natural Zircon or White Topaz for Venus

    Diamond, Natural Zircon or White Topaz improves one’s charm, magnetism and charisma. It increases friendship, benevolence, kindness, social interaction, fun and frolic. It expands your attractiveness, desirability and popularity in the eyes of others. It enhances your desire to look attractive and dress well.

    It enhances love, relationship, romance, commitment, pleasure, sensuality, sexuality, and marriage. It increases sex desire and eroticism, inciting your libido and broadening your boundaries.

    It strengthens one’s appreciation of art, beauty, cultural awareness and refinement of mind. It inspires the pursuit of art, creativity, writing, poetry, singing, music, dance, acting, pottery, sculpture, calligraphy and all other creative arts.

    It enables the acquisition of luxury items and beautiful things, including precious stones and metals such as gold, silver and platinum. It increases one’s desire for gourmet meals, well-prepared foods and delicious drinks. Attendance at restaurants, parties, social events and various entertainment events is increased and such invitations are welcomed.

    It strengthens the female reproductive system and reproductive potency.

    It increases wealth, investment and asset appreciation.

  • Disease conditions that may respond to Diamond, Natural Zircon or White Topaz are:
  • Chronic inflammation of the kidneys
  • Sinus congestion, sinusitis, nasal allergies, mucous diseases
  • Respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis, influenza, tuberculosis and congestion of the lungs
  • Anemia
  • Problems associated with overindulgence in sex or inappropriate sexual activity, such as sexually transmitted diseases
  • Complaints resulting from overindulgence in pleasures such as eating and drinking
  • Diabetes, jaundice
  • Reproductive problems, disease of the ovaries, prostate problems
  • Obesity, water retention, cysts, swelling, gout, tumors, abnormal growth & secretion
  • Blue Sapphire or Lapis Lazuli for Saturn

    Blue Sapphire or Lapis Lazuli aids in overcoming obstacles, difficulties and reversals in life. It helps to remove want, hunger, deprivation and poverty. It brings buoyancy in the face of delay, disappointment and loneliness. It helps to circumvent dissatisfaction, gloom and depression.

    It is a worthy weapon in the war against idleness, lethargy and lack of motivation since it strengthens purpose and perseverance. It produces a stronger constitution, improved character and greater resolve. It develops one’s resourcefulness and autonomy in order to realize goals of success, wealth and personal achievement.

    It fortifies one’s acceptance of responsibility and one’s sense of duty. It helps to establish a new foundation or direction in life and set long-range plans into motion. It inspires a new direction in life or the altering of one’s destiny. It encourages change and improvement in overcoming limitations and restrictions regarding the perception of self. It inspires efforts toward long-term goals while offering motivation for hard work, discipline and long-range planning. It helps to bring about the order and structure you will need to conform to your own will and thereby realize your potential.

    It enables one to recognize and come to terms with physical, mental, educational and social limitations. It simplifies life and encourages thrift and the reduction of the need for personal pleasure and satisfaction.

    It connects one with the concepts of life, death, determinism and fate.

    It deepens patience, tolerance, acceptance, understanding and wisdom.

    It counteracts the effects of the aging process and mortality.

  • Disease conditions that may respond to Blue Sapphire or Lapis Lazuli are:
  • Teeth problems
  • Pains or fever due to cold, cold intolerance
  • Fatigue, weakness, loss of energy, wasting away
  • Tuberculosis
  • Underweight or loss of weight
  • Anxiety, worry, depression, despondency, melancholy, pessimism, defeatism, Diseases caused by anxiety
  • Dry or rough skin
  • Paralysis
  • Madness, insanity
  • Stammering, deafness, dumbness
  • Leprosy
  • Colic
  • Hessonite (Cinnamon Stone) for Rahu

    Hessonite helps remove fear, insecurity and self-doubt. With these reduced, one enjoys greater clarity of thought. It can aid in steadying the mind in times of great change, transition and upheaval, and enable one to accommodate change more easily.

    Illusions about yourself which may have been imposed upon you by others or by you yourself can be seen with greater clarity and removed, such as limitations or restrictions that impede progress or growth. It will help you come face to face with your own truth and subsequently, put you more firmly on the path to the fulfillment of your life’s purpose and your heart’s desire.

    If you are being indicted on criminal charges or are the defendant in a lawsuit, wearing hessonite may increase protection for you and diminish your liability. If you are being sentenced to a jail term, that sentence may be reduced or commuted.

    If you are conditioned or prone to cheating and deceiving others, it may lessen such an inclination. It can also curb the tendency toward anti-social behavior, anarchy and terrorism. It can counteract the dark state of mind induced by feelings of jealousy and hatred. It can curtail your tendency to criticize others.

    It can help lift the heavy cloud of despondency or depression. It can pacify the minds of those who are experiencing feelings of alienation, abandonment, rejection, ostracism or who are feeling misunderstood.

    Hessonite is an effective talisman against poisons, snake bite and the susceptibility to epidemics and communicable diseases.

    For one on the verge of great loss, such as losing one’s home or possessions, hessonite may help prevent such loss or may stave off homelessness. It can aid one in dealing with foreigners, foreign countries, foreign customs and foreign commerce.

    It can help you develop detachment and make it easier to let go of people, things and circumstances. Hessonite can help free you from your human conditioning and your attachment to the material world, thus inspiring your soul to seek liberation from the wheel of reincarnation, of repeated birth and death. In this regard, it can enhance your spiritual growth and realization of higher truths..

  • Disease conditions that may respond to Hessonite are:
  • Diseases which are difficult to diagnose or cure — karmic diseases
  • Rheumatism
  • Cholera
  • Dysentery
  • Loathsome diseases of mind and body
  • Suicidal tendencies
  • Restless mind, restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue, weakness, loss of energy, wasting away
  • Underweight or loss of weight
  • Anxiety, worry, depression, despondency, melancholy, pessimism, defeatism,
  • Dry or rough skin
  • Constipation
  • Tension Headaches
  • Loss of weight
  • Nerves, nervous disorders, nerve diseases
  • Intestinal Gas
  • Lower back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Paralysis
  • Abnormal movements, nervous tics, Tourette syndrome
  • Teeth and gum problems
  • Foot problems
  • Pains or fever due to cold, cold intolerance
  • Madness, insanity, hysteria
  • Unusual skin diseases such as leprosy or smallpox
  • Colic
  • Possession by devils, demons, ghosts, negative entities and spirits
  • Poisoning by e-coli, salmonella, etc
  • Epilepsy
  • Hiccups
  • Alcohol and drug addiction
  • Fears and phobias
  • Curses or spells resulting from witchcraft, voodoo or sorcery
  • Cat’s Eye for Ketu

    Cat’s Eye may help avert accidents, injuries and surgeries. It may aid in reducing the penalties or punishment one can expect from running afoul of the law. It may protect one from fires, explosions and terrorist actions.

    It may help curb one’s tendency toward cheating, hustling, wickedness and vicious tendencies.

    It may protect one against intrigue, scandal, betrayal, assassination or murder. It may serve as a talisman against snake bite.

    It may create balance in one who is a zealot or an extremist. It may pacify one who is inclined to hysteria, madness or mental imbalance. It may bring clarity to the mind of one who suffers from false knowledge, illusion and fallacious reasoning.

    It may help to bring about a breakthrough or rebirth in life. Limitations can be overcome and new way of life begun.

    It may restore faith in God for one who is an atheist or an agnostic.

    It may enhance one’s psychic abilities, insights, mysticism and perception of the paranormal. It will increase one’s interest in spirituality, contemplation, meditation, reflection, introspection and the illumination of the spirit. It will inspire one to enter into the deeper mysteries of life and increase one’s desire for knowledge and understanding of the truth. It may bring one into contact with saints, holy persons, guru figures, and spiritual teachers. It may prompt one to seek initiation into a religious or spiritual tradition or organization.

    It may inspire one to adopt a simpler lifestyle and gravitate more toward asceticism and austerity.

    It may reduce miserliness, impulsiveness and pride born of ego. It may diminish worry, mental anguish, dissatisfaction and disenchantment with life.

    It also can aid in removing obstacles, difficulties and stumbling blocks in the execution of your life plan.

    • Disease conditions that may respond to Cat’s Eye are:
    • Diseases which are difficult to diagnose or cure — karmic diseases
    • Skin disorders, hives, rash, pimples, acne, boils
    • Abscesses
    • Paralysis
    • Ring worm
    • Smallpox
    • Accidents and unexpected or sudden injuries as well as surgeries
    • Diseases of the liver or gallbladder
    • Diarrhea or dysentery
    • Inflammatory diseases
    • Infectious diseases
    • Headaches
    • Fever, Excessive body heat
    • Stroke, brain disease
    • Eye problems
    • Irritability

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