The first classical Vedic Astrological text that referred about Gems is HORA SARA of the great Indian Astronomer cum astrologer VARAHAMIHIRA. Ever since, gems are extensively used for their mystical powers and remedial qualities in astrology. But the help of a professional astrologer should always be sought before wearing these gems. The various Gems and their uses in astrology are given below:
Ruby: Ruby represents Sun. The Ruby of good quality is to be worn by the people who have weak sun in their horoscope. The problems connected with a weak Sun in the horoscope are lack of will power and leadership qualities, authority and displeasure of superiors, ill will of father and father like people, govt. and rulers, cardiac or low blood, laziness etc.
Pearl: Pearl represents Moon. Pearl is an effective remedy for the weak moon in the horoscope. The symptoms of a weak moon in a chart are indecisiveness, lack of courage, immorality, wavering mind etc.
Coral: Coral represents Mars. Coral is an effective remedy for the weak mars in the horoscope. The problems connected with a weak Mars in the horoscope are lack of energy, impulsive nature, diseases connected with blood etc. Coral is a stone that has to be suggested with caution.
Emerald: Emerald represents Mercury. Emerald does not give negative results except in rare cases when it becomes a first rate functional malefic .The gem is used for academic excellence, concentration, intelligence and educational achievements.
Yellow sapphire or Pukhraaj: This gem represents Jupiter the biggest planet in the solar system. This gem is the best of all stones in the Navaratnas family that bestows the wearer all riches, wisdom, health and knowledge of the ultimate. It improves vision, gives life security, protects one from poverty.
Diamond: Diamond represents Venus. Afflicted Venus creates problems regarding reproductive systems, marital life and comforts in life. A weak Venus makes life devoid of luxury and comforts. Diamond is supposed to enhance the name, fame and artistic quality of the person. Diamond improves financial conditions and blesses the native with comforts and peace of mind.
Blue sapphire or Neelam: Blue sapphire represents Saturn. This is the one that requires utmost caution and intricate analysis before suggesting to a subject. If favourable, the stone may make a man, else the same will mar the personality. The malefic effect of Saturn is such that If it is badly placed in a chart and worn, it may even invite fatal accidents or misfortunes.
Gomedh (hessonite) and Cat’s eye (Lahasunia): Gomedh and Cat’s eye represent Rahu & Ketu respectively. These are also the ones that require utmost caution and intricate analysis before suggesting to a subject.
© Gulab Jain, 5th February, 2012