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Wearing gemstones is a practice which should be carried out with utmost care and under the supervision of an expert astrologer who knows 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 recommend gemstones on the basis of baseless theories and beliefs which have given birth to various misconceptions in gemstone astrology. In this chapter, we will discuss the theory of recommending gemstones on the basis of Moon sign of a native, which is also called Janma Raashi or Raashi of the native.
Many astrologers and particularly the astrologers practicing in Vedic astrology believe that Moon is the most important planet in a horoscope and Moon sign of a person is sufficient in itself to tell most of the things about a native and accordingly many books, journals and much online material can be seen giving predictions about a person based on his Moon sign or Raashi. Before we move ahead with the discussion, let’s get to know what is the Moon sign of a person, for the sake of convenience of the readers who do not know much about it?
There are 12 signs in astrology which are counted from Aries to Pisces and each one of the planets is placed in one out of these 12 signs or the other, at any given time. The sign in which the Moon is present in the birth chart of a native, is called the Moon sign of the native. For example, if Moon is present in the sign of Taurus in the birth chart of a native, Moon sign of the native will be Taurus and Venus being the ruler of the sign Taurus, will be the lord of Moon sign of the native.
Moving ahead, a group of astrologers believes that the gemstone which belongs to the lord of Moon sign of a native is always suitable for a native and hence these astrologers recommend their clients to wear gemstones belonging to the lords of Moon signs in their respective horoscopes. But in actual practice, such gemstones prescribed for Lord of Moon sign of the natives, can give positive effects to some natives whereas such gemstones can give bad or very bad effects to some other natives.
Looking at some scientific and astrological facts related to this theory, each planet continuously keeps moving from one sign to the next sign in a cyclic movement which is from Aries to Pisces except Rahu and Ketu which move from Pisces to Aries in retrograde motion. This way, each planet is placed in one sign or the other at any given point of time and each planet has an approximate time period in which this planet travels through a sign completely, which means that a planet enters and leaves the sign in this period. This time period of transit in a sign is different for different planets and in case of Moon, it takes about 2.5 days or so for the Moon to travel through a sign and this time period is known as the transit of the Moon in a particular sign.
As Moon remains present in a sign for about 2.5 days, this means that the Moon sign of all the people born during those 2.5 days will be the same which further means that lord of Moon sign will also be same for all the people born during each group of 2.5 days. Hence this theory states that about a million people born during a particular period of 2.5 days can wear the same gemstone which belongs to the lord of Moon sign in their horoscopes which is same for all such natives.
It should be noted that the basic and most important rule for wearing any particular gemstone is that the planet for which a gemstone is being worn, should be working positively in the horoscope of the native. Combining the results of this rule with the results of the above mentioned theory of wearing gemstones on the basis of Moon signs, this conclusion can be easily derived that the lord of Moon sign in a horoscope is always benefic for the native as the gemstone for this planet is believed to be always suitable for the native and only the gemstones belonging to benefic planets are suitable for a native.
This means that a particular planet continues to be benefic for all the natives born during a period of specific 2.5 days as all million natives (approximately) born during these 2.5 days will have the same Moon sign and hence they have the same lord of Moon sign. For example, if Moon enters Capricorn on 15th of December and it leaves Capricorn on 18th of December, it means that the Moon sign of all the natives born during this period will be Capricorn and Saturn being the lord of the sign Capricorn will be benefic for all the natives born during the above mentioned period of 2.5 days. This is far away from the truth as no planet can continue to be benefic for all the natives even for a few hours, let alone a period of 2.5 days.
The working nature of all planets continuously keeps changing, which means that a planet can’t keep being benefic for all the natives born during a period of 2.5 days as it can change its nature hundred times during this period of 2.5 days. All the planets keep changing their strength, working nature and many other aspects related to them with every passing minute which makes them behave differently with every passing minute and accordingly all the individuals are different from each other as there is a continuous change in the horoscopes due to continuous change in the characteristics of various planets.
Hence the theory of recommending and wearing gemstones on the basis of Moon signs is flawed and accordingly this practice should be avoided as such types of misconceptions can cause serious problems for some natives. The primary and the most important rule for wearing gemstones is that the planet related to the gemstone worn by a native should be benefic in his horoscope or in other words, gemstones should always be born for benefic planets and they should never be worn for malefic planets.
Vedic astrology lays many guidelines for deciding the benefic or malefic nature of a planet in a horoscope and accordingly a good astrologer should analyze the horoscope of his client with great care in order to decide which planets are benefic for the native and then the gemstones for such planets should only be recommended.