Gemstones are naturally occurring or artificially made minerals which are usually cut and chiseled for ornamental and industrial purposes. A large part of contemporarily popular Gemstones have a silica (silicon dioxide) base; indeed, it can be said that most Gemstones are composed of a derivative of sand! Gemstones are generally hard – with diamond considered the hardest substance known. These stones have been revered and used for thousands of years throughout civilization and though rare in occurrence, they’re found almost throughout the world. Sri Lanka, Brazil, India and Africa contain some of the largest deposits of Gemstones. They are associated with a lot of properties. Gemstones can help unblock the body’s chakras, and when worn properly, can help in physical, mental and spiritual healing.
Gemstones earliest use was for healing and spiritual ritual. Their value as concentrated wealth came into play at a much later time. Although gems were rare and exhibited great beauty, the reason they were so precious was the power they imparted to their wearers. They are storehouses of power that may be transmitted through contact with one’s body. Kings and queens would have gemstones set in their crown to obtain their potencies. They connected the monarchs with forces enabling them to rule guided by cosmic energies. Priests of different religions used gems in rings for similar reasons. Gems exhibit their power in a beneficial or detrimental way depending on how they are used.
Ancient cultures used gems and sound vibration to direct the subtle forces of nature. The occult power of gems is said to have caused natural calamities by improper usage, such as the destruction of Atlantis. They are said to have been the catalyst for moving the great, huge blocks of stone used to build the pyramids of Egypt. The inherent powers of gemstones are recognized by modern science in the technological uses of crystals in watches, lasers and computers but the more subtle potencies, such as their ability to promote physical healing in the body and their power to help balance human emotions, elude discovery by modern science.
Since ancient times India had been a source of gems and the knowledge of their uses. They were valued for healing and for spiritual reasons. Their use as an ornament was of secondary importance. Gems were known to increase the flow of different energies. Individuals would use them both for their own personal uses and in places where many could benefit from their energies, as in temples dedicated to God. Gems are the life force of the mineral kingdom. In the Vedic texts on astrology, there is information on how the different gems are actually storehouses of the different energies radiated to earth by the other planets in our solar system. They are the means of connection between the earth and the other stars and planets. They are connectors between the physical energies and the subtle ones. Therefore their usage harnesses specific energies to help in many ways to enhance the overall quality of life.
The human body is made out of five elements which remain in perfect harmony In spite of this, rare are persons who are blessed with all the virtues of life. We all have some kind of deficiency from the five elements in our body. This is where the Astro Sciences suggest remedial measures to overcome the deficiency in us with respect to the five elements, namely water, cosmic energy, fire, air and earth. These elements are contained in our precious and semi-precious gems. Historically, there are numerous references to the use of gemstones by ancient kings to improve their fortunes. Even for winning wars, certain gemstones were recommended to the kings. In several ancient Hindu scriptures, a gemstone was said to yield huge amounts of gold per day. It implies that it brought forth immense good fortune. There are also references of gemstones in Vedas and ancient smruthis. The effect of gemstones on the micro-cosmic rays emanating from the heavenly bodies was discussed in Astodasa puranas. Buddha Bhattu has written a treaty on testing quality and effectiveness of gemstones. The benefits and the malefic effects of gemstones have been vividly described. Gemstones are minerals which pass sparking or translucent attractive colors. These colors sparkle and appeal to the aesthetic sense of human beings. When the natal chart of an individual is analyzed and subjected to microscopic examination, the particular weaknesses can be deciphered.
Gemstones Therapy – A Healing Alternative
Gem therapy is an alternative form of healing. Practitioners of this therapy believe that gemstones carry certain vibrations which when placed within a person’s aura has the effect of changing it. It is believed that the human aura consists of nine colours, namely: violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, infra red and ultra violet. Any deficiency of these colours upsets the body’s energy balance leading to illness. Gemstones heal by restoring the balance to the original composition of the nine colours. Gemstones transmit a specific wavelength to the body which converts these rays into a chemical form that the body can utilize to improve its functioning both on a physical and an emotional level.
These mysterious and coloured gems have great influencing and charming effect on human life. On the basis of purity and hardness, they have been performing great deeds by lessening the malefic effects of planets over the human life and they bring harmony in the good and bad effects of planets. The five fundamental elements of the cosmos are also the same in our human body. If balanced in proportion, they keep the body healthy through the sun-rays. The same elements are found in the gems which are as follows: There is the fire element in Ruby and Coral; the water element in Pearl and Diamond; the earth element in Emerald; the sky element in Yellow Sapphire and the air element in Blue Sapphire.
Each and every gem is extremely radioactive and has the capacity to attract the special cosmic rays towards it. Planetary tremors influence our sensitive sinews or veins. Our classics (mythology) tell us that the position of planets in the solar and lunar systems at the time of child’s birth influence every child throughout life. Sometimes the weak influence of planets and stars create imbalance in life. The wearing of gems after proper astrological consideration of one’s horoscope can save mental imbalance, physical suffering and financial obstacles. In this way gems serve as our armour and body guard.
In human body the Sun represents the soul, the Moon, mind, the Mars, perseverance, the Mercury, voice, the Jupiter, Wisdom (learning), the Venus, Love, the Saturn, sobriety and thoughtfulness. These planets influence human life and body continuously. In addition to these planets, there are two shadow planets (Rahu and Ketu) whose effect is also seen in life.
In Tantra Sara, a famous tantrik scripture, the human body is stated to be an island of nine gems. These nine gems correspond with the nine metal constituents (dhatus) of which the human body in constituted. The gems related with the nine ingredients (dhatus) are : Flesh – Yellow Sapphire, Hair – Blue Sapphire, Skin – Cat’s Eye, Blood – Coral, Bone – Pearl, Marrow – Emerald, Fat – Hessonite (Gomed), Semen – Diamond, Vitality (Life Force) – Ruby.
Gems work with both kinds of energy – physicochemical i.e. electrochemical; and pranic, i.e., the vital life force – weather they are used as jewellery or taken orally as pastes or oxides as Bhasmas of the gems.
Wearing of these gems influences the dhatus and the psycho physical well-being in human life. The Puranas present beautiful stories about the origin of gems that convey the utility of the gems. The Karma Purana states that gems were created from the seven different kinds of rays of light emanating from the seven major planets of our solar system. These rays were transmitted in the seven colours of the rainbow: Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange and Red. These seven rays of light are responsible for all the cosmic existences in the cosmos, including the human body. Colours are the frequencies of light in different bands and therefore they emit energy in different forms which directly influences human body and consciousness. There are hot and cold colours and colours that are neutral (neither hot nor cold). Hot colours increase heat which results in arrogance and anger, cold colours bring calmness in life system. The neutral colours produce pleasant feelings and joy.
The chemical nature of gems brings them in close contact with man. They are crystals of clear and purified chemicals that are also found in the human body. Their contact with the electromagnetic field of the body becomes easy when they are embedded in pure electrolytes like copper, silver and gold used in rings worn between two joints of our fingers. Joints are naturally the most sensitive parts of our body where the network of nerve fibers and the lymphatic fluid is the most concentrated. The nerve fibers and the lymphatic fluid together serve as the assimilators of energy emitted by the gems. With their slight and constant contact with the skin, they bring changes in the body chemistry by their interaction with the body’s energy field which is permeated by a complex electromagnetic field.
Ancient Scriptures from across the world have appraised gems as powerful agents of energy that influence human fate and destiny, induce good energy and expel the negative energy that causes sickness, suffering and psychosis. Gems bring peace, prosperity and happiness. Favorable gems bring about name, fame and power and make life comfortable and prosperous.
Gems, as storehouses of divine energy, are used for carving objects of worship, idols, rosaries, talismans (Yantras), amulets, pendulums and so forth. They were also used for mandalas and pots used for offering the holy water or keeping the offerings for concentration. Lingams and Yantras in Pyramid shape are made of Sphatic (quartz). We believe that Yantras carved on stone or Rudraksha give siddhi (power to achieve the desired goal) quicker that a rosary made of other beads.
Gemstones transmit a specific wavelength to the body which converts these rays into a chemical form that the body can utilize to improve its functioning both on a physical and an emotional level.
Some Gemstones and Their Healing Properties
Amber – Helps to lift heavy emotional burdens to allow happiness into one’s life.
Amethyst – Enhances spiritual awakening.
Aquamarine – Gives inner strength and wisdom to handle difficult situations in life.
Coral – Strengthens one’s foundation.
Diamond – Increases desire fulfillment.
Emerald – Useful for both physical and emotional healing.
Jade – Creates a feeling of relaxation and calm and thus reduces tension.
Lapis – Good for establishing a connection between the heart and the mind.
Black onyx – Helps to change bad habits.
Opal – Broadens one’s perspective, enabling one to see all the possibilities in a situation.
Rose quartz – Gives emotional balance and enables us to express our emotions better as well as soothes them.
Ruby – Makes one realize his inherent power.
Sapphire – Provides mental clarity.
Gemstones and Planets
Gems are being used by people from time immemorial. They are mostly used to gain wealth, longevity of life, power and popularity and to avert diseases and disasters. Kings, Queens and ambitious people in India and abroad were advised by their astrologers to use the best gems in order to protect themselves from all calamities and to achieve all round success.
- Ruby (For Sun) – It gives name, fame, vigor, virtue, warmth and the capacity to command. It can raise the individual above the status in which he was born. Historically it has been symbolic of love and passion.
- Pearl (For Moon) – Pearl strengthens mental faculties, calms, emotions and increase peace of mind. It is a command custom with brides to wear pearl nose-ring and necklace for the wedding ceremony. This is believed to ensure a happy conjugal life and protection from widowhood. It also provides vitality and wisdom.
- Red Coral (For Mars) – One who wears Red Coral becomes courageous. It also helps in curing blood disease.
- Emerald (For Mercury) – It improves memory, communication, intuition, sharpens the intellect and the ability to learn. The wearer gets sufficient wealth.
- Yellow Sapphire – It is most widely used to enhance one’s financial status. The wearer gets plenty of wealth, good health, name, honor and fame. It is also said that if there are obstruction in finding a suitable match for a girl, she gets married early by wearing Yellow Sapphire.
- Diamond – One who wears a Diamond has a luxurious life which enhances his name, fame and artistic quality. It also improves sexual power.
- Blue Sapphire (For Saturn) – It counteracts envy from others and keeps away evil. It eliminates long term misfortune. Sometimes this stone reacts adversely also, so it should be tested for a week before the final use. It is said that this stone has the magical power to raise its wearer to a higher status on all sides. It can give health, wealth, longevity of life and happiness. It also restores lost wealth and property.
- Gomedh or Hessonite (For Rahu) – Rahu is said to be responsible for all sorts of delays in the fulfillment of ambitions. So the one who wears Gomedhak can hope for a speedy success in lesser time than expected. It improves relations with people and protects from sudden misfortunes. It is said to be best gem to avert stomach ailments, disaster, insanity and evil spirits.
- Cat’s Eye (For Ketu) – This gem protects its wearer from hidden enemies, mysterious dangers and diseases. It also protects from drowning, intoxication and government punishment. It brings fortunes to gamblers (horse-race, casino etc.)
- Gems do not represent any Deity. In a simple language planets represent Deities. When planets are beneficial – particular gemstone for that planet is advised to make it stronger and increase the beneficial effects, provided other conditions satisfy. If a planet is creating problem, remedy depends.
Jupiter: Sadasiva – Yellow Sapphire
Sun: Shiva – Ruby
Mercury: Krishna – Emerald
Moon: Gauri, Krishna, based on its position in horoscope – White Pearl
Saturn: Hanuman or Kali, based on its position in horoscope – Blue sapphire
Rahu: Durga – Gomed or Hessonite
Ketu: Ganesha – Cat’s Eye
Mars: Skanda, Hanuman, Kartikeya – Red Coral
Venus – Lakshmi – Diamond
Wearing Gemstones the Right Way
Once a proper stone is obtained after consultation with an astrologer it needs to be set in either a ring or pendant for wearing on the body. The gem must be set in such a way that the stone comes into contact with the skin. It’s also important to wear gemstone rings on the proper fingers and on the correct hand (left or right). If worn on incorrect position, a gemstone however good quality, causes grave harm to the wearer. After discovery of Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy through her tireless research, Neeta Singhal, identified the correct positioning of gems on body so that their 100% power is realized and any adverse effect is averted.
The size of gems is also an important factor. Most of the precious primary gems are “facet-cut” and transparent. These include ruby, emerald, diamond, sapphires and hessonite. They should be over one carat and are better two carats or more in weight. Rubies and diamonds are so potent that at least one carat can be sufficient. (There are five carats to a gram of weight). Pearls are chosen of a size and weight depending on body weight. Generally, 5 carats is found to be very potent. Red coral generally needs to be a minimum of 4 carats and cat’s-eye minimum 3 carats.
Although some gems can seem an expensive proposition, the exercise is usually a one-time purchase and the gem can be worn for an entire lifetime. What other commodity can continue to be useful, effective and increase pleasure and well being throughout the entire span of life?
Testing Gemstones for Suitability
When worn as per Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy, a gemstone is 100% suitable to the person. Apart from making you wear on the correct hand and finger or as bracelet or locket, the gem is made as a talisman with the appropriate Bhasma and metal placed in it in order to neutralize any adverse planetary effect. This is done for all precious gems. Semi precious gems do not cause any adverse results when worn correctly. In order to test the results of a gemstone, please tie it on the appropriate finger with a tape or cloth for a period of 3 days. If you see auspicious happenings, feel energetic, positive and feel good, then the gemstone has been worn correctly. Testing methods involving placing gemstone in pocket on under pillow are not correct as gemstone does not show effect unless it touches the skin at the appropriate position.
Effects of Gemstones:
We all have an astral ‘aura’ around us which we cannot see. This astral aura can be felt mainly by kids in their infancy – ‘mothers touch, healing or comforting touch etc. When we wear a gemstone, it affects our astral body more than physical body. This results in many effects on physical body.
Gemstones carry two main effects:
- Medicinal – they can help reduce the malefic effects of any diseases, strengthen chakras, balance emotions, control metabolism and help reduce stress.
- Destiny / Fate – Gems enhance our aura, positivity, luck and attraction and thus enable creation of positive manifestations of wealth and abundance in all aspects in our lives.
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