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As the awareness about the use of gemstones has increased among people over the past 10 years or so, and more and more people have started wearing one gemstones or the other, some people have witnessed negative effects and losses by wearing certain gemstones which were said to be suitable for them according to their astrologers but which proved to be harmful or very harmful for them in actual practice due to which many natives hesitate wearing any gemstone or gemstones at all. This is a well known fact now that gemstones are fast at producing effects whether benefic or malefic and it is also true that in most of the cases, a gemstone representing a planet among navagraha is not likely to sit quietly on the finger of the wearer for a long period of time which means that such gemstone will either bring benefic effects or it will bring malefic effects and something good or bad is bound to happen in most of the cases where a native wears a gemstone belonging to a planet among navagraha. For this reason, the use of gemstones is a practice which should be carried out with great care and under the supervision of an expert astrologer and gemstone specialist who knows as to exactly which gemstone is going to suit you according to your horoscope and what weight of that gemstone is going to suit you. However, some astrologers do not have proper knowledge on the subject and they suggest gemstones to their clients merely on the basis of certain set or preconceived theories and ideas but most of these theories and beliefs have given birth to misconceptions in gemstone astrology and they have become the cause of problems to many natives interested in astrology and hence the practice of blindly following such theories should be avoided. In today’s article, we will discuss some facts associated with the theory of numerology which believes in recommending gemstones on the basis of names of various natives.
Astrologers practicing in numerology assign name numbers to every person which is calculated from their name according to the rules of numerology and which is obtained as a sum total of all the numbers assigned to various alphabets of English. For example, for my name Himanshu Shangari, the name number will be calculated as the sum total of all the numbers assigned to all the consonants and vowels in my name which means 8 for H, 9 for I, 4 for M, 1 for A, 5 for N, 1 for S, 3 for U, 7 for G, and 9 for R. Adding up the numbers corresponding to alphabets used in my name according to the rules of numerology we get 8 + 9 + 4 + 1 + 5 + 1 + 8 + 3 + 1 + 8 + 1 + 5 + 7 + 1 + 9 + 9 which comes up as 80 which on further adding up like 8 + 0 comes up as 8. Hence 8 is my name number according to numerology and accordingly the gemstone belonging to the planet which rules number 8 which means the gemstone belonging to Saturn is my lucky gemstone and hence I should wear a Blue Sapphire according to my name and name number. Similarly other gemstones are suggested to other natives by these astrologers practicing in numerology based on the name numbers obtained from their names. It should be noted here that such recommendations of gemstones based on name numbers have nothing to do with the actual working nature of various planets among navagraha, in the horoscope of the native and in fact many of such astrologers recommending gemstones in this way do not even take a look at the horoscope of the native in the first place.
Moving further with this theory of recommending gemstones on the basis of name numbers of various natives, some astrologers or numerologists recommending gemstones on the basis of name numbers believe that success can be achieved by all natives merely by making some changes to their names which results in different name number for these natives and accordingly different gemstones can be made suitable for various natives or for each native merely by making some changes in the name of the native. For example, if my name is rewritten as Himaanshu Shangari instead of Himanshu Shangari by adding 1 extra A in Himanshu, the name number comes up as 9 instead of 8 as the added A stands for 1 in numerology and it will add a total of 1 to my name which means that the resultant of my new and modified name will come up as 9 and accordingly a Red Coral becomes suitable for me now because the number 9 belongs to Mars according to numerology and my name number is now ruled by Mars and hence the gemstone of Mars now becomes suitable for me. Similarly the gemstones belonging to all other planets among navagraha can be made suitable for me merely by making some changes in my name or changing my name in a variety of combinations which will result in different name numbers and accordingly, different gemstones will be suitable for me. Hence I can wear the gemstones belonging to all planets among navagraha by changing my name and all of those gemstones are supposed to bring good luck to me according to this theory of recommending gemstones on the basis of names and name numbers, practiced by some astrologers or numerologists.
As of now, most of readers may have concluded by themselves that the above mentioned theory of recommending gemstones on the basis of names and name numbers found through numerology is nothing but a fancy thought which has got nothing to do with reality of life, reality of navagraha, reality of karmic astrology and vedic jyotish in actual practice. The whole concepts looks just like an easy to play game through which all the natives in this world can make gemstones of their choice, suitable for them by making some adjustments in their names which changes their name numbers according to numerology and such gemstones which were previously unsuitable for a native are now suitable for him just by virtue of the native changing his name. The theory of gemstones, planets, navagraha and karma is not as simple as this and at the same time it is not so easy to twist certain things and change your destiny. The working nature of each planet among navagraha is decided by the past life karmas of each native according to vedic jyotish and such working nature of any planet among navagraha can be changed from negative to positive only by doing good karmas and guided astrological remedies belonging to the significances of that planet and not by changing the name. Gemstones work like motors or boosters which bring up the results of your past life karmas with faster speed and gemstones have got nothing to do with the fact whether such karmas are good or bad which means that gemstones do not have anything to do with the working nature of various planets among navagraha and they will increase good or bad events based on whether such gemstones have been worn for planets which have a large number of good karmas from the past lives attached to them or such gemstones have been worn for planets which are associated with a large number of bad karmas from past life.
Association of a planet with good karmas from past life makes it benefic for the native and accordingly the gemstone or gemstones belonging to such planet become suitable for the native because when such gemstones speed up the process of bringing the results of past life karmas, they bring an increased number of good results as they are materializing results for good karmas done by the native in his past life. On the other hand, association of a planet with bad karmas from past life makes it malefic for the native and accordingly the gemstone or gemstones belonging to such planet become harmful for the native because when such gemstones speed up the process of bringing the results of past life karmas, they bring an increased number of bad results as they are materializing results for the bad karmas done by native during his past life or past lives. The process of shaping up the working nature of a planet among navagraha is a very long process and it can take the sum total of all the good and bad karmas of many past lives of a native when it comes to define the working nature of a particular planet among navagraha in the present life horoscope of the native. The theory of karma and karmic astrology is very clear and vedic jyotish finds it readings and gives its recommendations based on the theory of karmas and karmic astrology which says that if a planet among navagraha is very malefic in a horoscope, it simply means that the native having such very malefic planet in his horoscope must have done many bad karmas in his past lives related to the significances of that planet among navagraha and accordingly the native has to pay for his bad karmas in the form of various kinds of troubles and problems. Vedic Jyotish guides various natives suffering from such malefic planets that such natives should start doing good karmas and guided astrological remedies related to the significances of such malefic planets so that the karmic debt of such planets on the native may be reduced and their malefic nature may be gradually reduced and they may finally be turned into positive or benefic planets after paying all the karmic debt of such planets among navagraha.
This is however a long or sometimes, a very long process and it needs constant effort and regular good karmas along with a lots of patience as it can easily take many years or even the entire life of a native to change the working nature of a malefic planet because paying for karmic debt of a planet among navagraha, which was formed due to bad karmas done by the native through one or more than one of his past lives, can easily take many years of his present life or the entire present life and this is not something which can be achieved overnight and that also without doing any good karma and merely by changing the name. For example, someone who killed a saint or many saints in his past life will have Jupiter as one of the most malefic planets in his horoscope of present life according to the theory of karmic astrology as killing a saint or killing many saints forms heavy karmic debt of Jupiter and accordingly Jupiter becomes malefic for the native in order to recover such karmic debt by means of afflicting most serious types of problems and troubles upon the native. Such a heavy karmic debt of Jupiter is something which can take the whole life of the native to pay by doing various kinds of good karmas and guided astrological remedies belonging to Jupiter and accordingly such native is guided by vedic jyotish to engage in good karmas related to the significances of Jupiter. Now imagine for a second that someone can get rid of all this negativity of Jupiter and such a negative Jupiter can on the contrary be made into the most benefic planet for such native merely by changing the name and doing nothing else. The idea obviously looks very stupid and so it is, because only good karmas can balance out the sufferings inflicted upon a native as a result of karmic debt formed due to bad karmas and nothing else can do the trick. It is as simple as that and nothing can beat this theory of karmas and karmic astrology. Changing a name is not such a good karma and accordingly it cannot turn a malefic planet into a benefic planet by paying all the karmic debt owed to such planet among navagraha.
Hindu mythology tells us that 3 generations of Sooryavansh had to do hard worship of lord Brahma in order to bring the holiest river Ganga on earth so that the Pitru dosh formed by Jupiter on Soorya Vansh could be rectified and it was only after the lifelong worship of king Anshuman and his son king Dilip that lord Brahma came to answer the worship of king Bhagirath, the son of king Dilip. It took 3 generations of Surya Vansh to pay the karmic debt of Jupiter which clearly tells us that paying the karmic debt of planets is a long process and it cannot be paid merely by changing the name because if it had been so, king Anshuman would have changed his name in such a way that his name number resulted in 3 which would have made Jupiter as the most benefic planet in his horoscope and then he would have received the blessings of Jupiter despite his family having insulted and attacked a sage. According to karmic astrology, a planet cannot be benefic for a native if such planet forms karmic debt towards the native due to bad karmas done by the native in his past life and the only way to change the malefic nature of a malefic planet is to pay the karmic debt formed by that planet. Once this karmic debt is cleared, the planet automatically stops being malefic for the native as it has now got nothing to take away from the native. However the process of building up of karmic debt of various planets among navagraha is a gradual and long process and accordingly it takes a long time and sustained effort to pay the karmic debt of some planet among navagraha by doing specific good karams as guided by vedic jyotish and this is not something that can be achieved overnight by merely changing a name and a name number as suggested by some astrologers or numerologists.
Hence gemstones should not be worn merely on the basis of name numbers calculated from your names because many astrologers and numerologists recommending gemstones on the basis of this theory do not take the working nature of planets belonging to such gemstones, into account and such theory can easily recommend gemstones for malefic planets which can cause problems or disasters for the native depending upon how malefic such planets are, according to the horoscope of the native. Therefore the practice of recommending gemstones merely one the basis of names and name numbers should be avoided and gemstones recommended on the basis of this theory should not be worn as such gemstones can cause serious troubles for the native wearing them. Gemstones should only be worn for positive planets and gemstones should never be worn for malefic planets as doing so can bring up bad results and sour fruits from the past lives of the native and therefore the horoscope of the native should be studied thoroughly in light of Vedic Jyotish in order to find benefic as well as malefic planets for the native and only after that some gemstones belonging to benefic planets in the horoscope of the native, should be recommended to the native. Vedic Jyotish mentions many guidelines to find out the benefic as well as malefic nature of all planets among navagraha and a good astrologer should use these guidelines to find out benefic planets in a horoscope and he should then recommend gemstones corresponding to such benefic planets and as for the malefic planets, they are not dealt with through gemstones, and astrological remedies like mantras, poojas, observing fasts and doing some specific charities or some specific good karmas are suggested by vedic jyotish to reduce the malefic nature of such planets.