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Gemstones are becoming more and more popular all around the world and increasing number of people are wearing gemstones in order to get benefits from them. Gemstones are undoubtedly the fastest acting astrological remedy and this is probably the reason why more and more people are getting interested in them. There are a large number of different gemstones available in the markets though Vedic astrology prescribes some specific gemstones for navagraha (nine planets) only. Over a period of time, many of my clients and readers have asked this question whether or not they should wear gemstones other than the ones which are said to belong to navagraha according to Vedic astrology?
This gives rise to an interesting question as to why do only some specific gemstones belong to navagraha whereas the other ones don’t; and why should only these gemstones be worn in order to benefit from navagraha whereas all other gemstones should be avoided? In this chapter, we will discuss this issue and we will try to find the answers to these questions.
To start with the discussion, let’s first learn a few things about the working of gemstones. Gemstones work on the principal of capturing the energy radiations of their corresponding planets through their upper surfaces and then they transmit these energy radiations through their lower surfaces, into the body of the person who wears these gemstones. For a gemstone to capture the energy radiations of a planet, the gemstone must be able to capture the particular energy radiation of a planet which may contain specific wavelength and some other specific qualities.
The same gemstone should also be capable of holding the energy radiations of such planet within itself for a short period of time which is called transit time of the gemstone and this gemstone should also be capable of transmitting this energy into the body of the person who is wearing this gemstone. For example, a Ruby which is the gemstone for Sun; captures energy radiations of Sun, it holds these radiations for a short period of time and then it transfers these radiations into the body of the person who wears this gemstone. Hence in order for a gemstone to belong to Sun, it must capture the energy radiations of Sun and transfer such energy radiations into the body of the wearer.
Moving on, there are many gemstones available in the markets today, which are not capable of capturing and transmitting the energy radiations of any planet among navagraha and hence they can’t be assigned to any planet among navagraha. It should be noted that each gemstone has a different physical composition and hence it has different physical properties. It means that a particular gemstone may be able to capture the energy radiations of a planet whereas other gemstones may not be able to do so. This happens in case of other things also and it happens in case of gemstones also.
For instance, a copper wire is able to pass electric current through it but it is not capable of passing water through it. On the other hand, a piece of cloth or a piece of cotton is not capable of passing electric current through it but it is capable of passing water through it. Similarly, a solar energy panel is capable of receiving and transmitting the energy of Sun, a mobile tower is capable of receiving and transmitting mobile signals and a TV satellite is capable of receiving and transmitting TV signals. It can be seen that based on their physical compositions, all these devices are capable of receiving and transmitting different types of energies.
The same happens in case of gemstones also; and different gemstones may be able to capture and transmit different types of energies from this universe. Whereas some of them may capture and transmit the energies of different planets among navagraha, some of them may deal with energies of planets other than navagraha and some may even capture energies which are not planetary energies and they may be other types of energies existing in this universe. For example, a gemstone may capture the energy of Neptune which is not considered among navagraha. Similarly, a gemstone may capture the energy which may not belong to any planet and such energy may be any other type of energy like electromagnetic radiations of various types, existing in this universe.
Hence there are many types of energies existing in this universe, including the naturally formed energies as well as the energies created by humans; like various types of energy radiations for transmission of mobile signals and other types of signals. I believe, some types of tests must have been performed by the ancient Vedic sages and astrologers after which, they might have reached conclusion regarding which gemstone can capture the energy of which planet and accordingly that gemstone was assigned to that particular planet among navagraha.
Capturing and transmitting the energy radiations of a planet is not sufficient in itself for a gemstone to be assigned to a planet and there are some other properties which must be possessed by a gemstone in order for it to be assigned to a specific planet. A gemstone must be capable of capturing and transmitting the energy of one and only one planet among navagraha which are considered important according to Vedic astrology. Some gemstones are capable of capturing and transmitting the energy radiations of a planet among navagraha but these gemstones also tend to capture the energy radiations of some other planets which may or may not belong to navagraha and hence such gemstones can’t be assigned to any one planet among navagraha.
For example, Neelambari and Peetambari are two gemstones which belong to the family of sapphires but these gemstones are not assigned to any one planet among navagraha according to Vedic astrology. This is due to the reason that both these gemstones capture the energy radiations of Saturn as well as Jupiter where Neelambari captures more radiations of Saturn with fewer radiations of Jupiter and Peetambari captures more radiations of Jupiter with fewer radiations of Saturn. Hence none of these two gemstones should be used to capture the energy radiations of Saturn or Jupiter alone as the energy radiations of the other one of these two planets may also be captured by these gemstones, which can cause problems for the native if the other planet is malefic for him.
For example, if Saturn is working as a benefic planet in a horoscope and Jupiter is working as a malefic planet in the same horoscope, wearing a Peetambari or a Neelambari is not a good choice for the native as both these gemstones may transmit the energy radiations of Jupiter along with Saturn and the increased energy of Jupiter can cause or increase problems for the native. Hence a Blue Sapphire which captures and transmits the energy radiations of Saturn and Saturn alone should be used as a gemstone in this case. Similarly, a Yellow Sapphire instead of a Neelambari or Peetambari should be used in cases where Jupiter is benefic and Saturn is malefic in the horoscope of a native.
Then there are some gemstones which are capable of capturing and transmitting the energy radiations of one and only one planet among navagraha but the rate of capture and transmission of energy is far slower in case of these gemstones; when compared to some other gemstones. It means that for a given weight of the gemstone, these gemstones may transmit fewer energy radiations of a planet over a period of time, compared to another gemstone which may do the same job much more efficiently and in much less time.
The reason for underperformance of these gemstones lies in the facts that some of these gemstones may not be able to capture and transmit the energy radiations of a planet at a very fast rate or some of these gemstones may incur a loss of energy during the transit time of these gemstones. It means that a part of the captured energy may be wasted due to one reason or the other, which can vary from gemstone to gemstone and only a part of the captured energy may be transmitted into the body of the native wearing these gemstones.
In order to understand this concept in a better way, let’s consider a practical example. Copper wires are preferred over iron wires when it comes to conduct electric current. This is due to the reason that the electric conductivity of copper is about 6 times greater than that of iron. Therefore, copper is more efficient than iron when it comes to pass electric current, though iron can also do the same. Since the conductivity of copper is much higher than that of iron, most of the electric current is passed through a copper wire and relatively less energy is wasted in the form of heat. Hence copper wires are preferred over iron wires for electrical purposes.
Similarly, there are gemstones which are not very effective conductors of the energy released by a planet though they may conduct or transmit the energy of that planet. More than one gemstone may be able to conduct or transmit the energy of a particular planet among navagraha, with different percentages of conductivity. As it is easy to understand now, the gemstone with the highest percentage of conductivity is a wise choice as it may be capable of doing the same job in a shorter or much shorter period of time.
For example, a Moon stone is also said to do the same job as a Pearl, which means that a Moon stone is also supposed to transmit the energy radiations of Moon into the body of a native just like a Pearl does. However in actual practice, the results obtained by wearing a pearl to strengthen Moon can be much better than the results obtained by wearing a Moon stone for the same purpose. This is because a Pearl is much more efficient than a Moon stone when it comes to capture and transmit the energy of Moon.
Hence a Pearl is the preferred choice when it comes to provide extra strength to Moon in a horoscope as no other gemstone has been found so far, which may be capable of transmitting the energy of Moon; better than a Pearl. The same holds true for other gemstones assigned to navagraha by Vedic astrology and this is why the gemstone with the best efficiency for energy transmission of a particular planet may be assigned to that planet.
Therefore, the gemstone which can transmit the energy of a specific planet among navagraha with the greatest efficiency and the gemstone which captures the energy radiations of that particular planet only; is assigned as the gemstone for that planet. For example, a Ruby captures the energy radiations of Sun alone and among other gemstones which may do the same job; a Ruby is the most efficient one. Hence it is but logical for Ruby to be assigned as the gemstone for Sun.
Wearing gemstones other than the gemstones assigned to navagraha can cause many types of results where some of them may be good but less in quantum whereas some of them may be bad, depending on the physical properties of the gemstones in question. Hence the gemstones assigned to navagraha should only be worn in order to get maximum astrological benefits from the gemstones. Following are the gemstones assigned to navagraha:
Ruby is assigned as the gemstone for Sun among navagraha.
Pearl is assigned as the gemstone for Moon among navagraha.
Yellow Sapphire is assigned as the gemstone for Jupiter among navagraha.
Diamond or White Sapphire is assigned as the gemstone for Venus among navagraha.
Red Coral is assigned as the gemstone for Mars among navagraha.
Emerald is assigned as the gemstone for Mercury among navagraha.
Blue Sapphire is assigned as the gemstone for Saturn among navagraha.
Hessonite is assigned as the gemstone for Rahu among navagraha.
Cat’s Eye is assigned as the gemstone for Ketu among navagraha.
It should be noted that only one gemstone has been assigned to each planet among navagraha except Venus which has been associated with two gemstones instead of one and these gemstones are called Diamond and White Sapphire. The reason for this anomaly is that both Diamond and White Sapphire are capable of transmitting the energy radiations of Venus into the body of the native wearing these gemstones and both these gemstones can perform above satisfactory standards. However, the rate of transfer of energy radiations of Venus is higher and sometimes much higher in case of Diamond; compared to the rate of transfer of energy radiations of Venus in case of White Sapphire.
Though many readers may think that this fact makes Diamond a better choice as a gemstone to strengthen Venus in a horoscope, but there are some other considerations also. Diamond is perhaps the only gemstone among all the gemstones assigned to navagraha, which can intensify the energy radiations of Venus captured by this gemstone during its transit time; and this intensified energy of Venus is something that many natives may not be comfortable with. It means that many natives may experience side effects like irritation, restlessness, increased anger and other such things due to a sudden and sharp increase in the energy of Venus inside their body.
It should be noted that all other gemstones for navagraha except diamond transfer the energies of their corresponding planets with very good efficiency but they don’t make any significant changes to the nature or intensity of these energies. However, the physical composition of diamond is such that it may increase the intensity of energy of Venus captured by it; by focusing such energy on a single point. For instance, a piece of normal glass lets the sunlight pass through it as it is; without making significant changes to its properties.
On the other hand, a piece of magnifying glass has the ability to focus all the sunlight captured by it on a single point, thereby increasing the intensity of sunlight by amplifying some properties of this light. As a result, we may be comfortable with the sunlight that falls on us through a normal glass but we may not be able to bear the high intensity sunlight falling on us through a magnifying glass as it can cause an instant burning effect.
Analyzing this equation, a piece of magnifying glass may not capture more energy of Sun than a piece of normal glass over the same area. However, normal piece of glass lets the energy of Sun pass through it without focusing the entire energy on a single point whereas a magnifying glass has the ability to focus all such energy on a single point. As a result, a magnifying glass reduces the net area over which it transmits the sunlight and it increases the intensity of sunlight to a significant extent.
Hence if you use a normal piece of glass to let sunlight fall on your hand through it, where such piece is exactly the size of your hand; you may receive the sunlight as well as the heat contained in it distributed over your entire hand; making it easy for you to bear it. However, if you use a magnifying glass of the same size, it may tightly pack the entire sunlight received by it and it may transmit such sunlight on a very small point. As a result, a small part of your hand may receive intense sunlight as well as heat whereas the rest of your hand may not receive anything at all. As a result, you’re likely to do much better with the first type of transmission carried out by normal glass.
A diamond has the ability to intensify the energy of Venus captured by it by packing it tightly and focusing it on a single point. Sometimes this energy may become too intense for you to handle and you may not be able to deal with it or channelize it in a proper way. A white sapphire on the other hand provides a comparatively balanced and evenly spread flow of energy from Venus and this is why a white sapphire is a better choice as a gemstone for Venus in most cases.
A white sapphire is always likely to transmit the energy of Venus much above satisfactory levels but it is not likely to transmit excessive or intensified energy radiations of Venus into the body of the native wearing this gemstone, like a diamond may do. This is what makes white sapphire a better gemstone for Venus when compared to Diamond; as a Diamond can prove too much to handle for some natives, even if Venus is working as a benefic planet in their horoscopes.
Coming to the end of discussion, only the gemstones assigned to navagraha should be worn in order to witness optimum results if such gemstones suit you. Wearing gemstones other than the ones assigned to navagraha may do a variety of things to you. They may not capture the energy of any planet among navagraha, they may capture the energies of more than one planet among navagraha or they may capture the energies other than the energies of navagraha; which may even prove harmful for you. Hence you should avoid wearing the gemstones; other than the gemstones assigned to navagraha.