Understanding Vedic Astrology and Its Relation with Gemstones

Understanding Vedic Astrology and Its Relation with Gemstones

Astrology is the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies across the sky and their influence on the fate of human beings. Vedic astrology (Jyotish) is the ‘Science of Light’ and is considered to be the eye of the Vedas by many individuals. It is an ancient astrological discipline that can be traced thousands of years back.

Vedic astrology uses the sidereal system i.e. the current position of the constellations as its base. This makes it more predictive than western astrology which uses the tropical system i.e. a fixed astrological map of the stars as they were around 0 AD. According to Vedic astrology, from the second a person takes birth, his/her karmic life map (birth chart) comes into force and influences all aspects of a person's life. A birth chart is a visual representation of the snapshot of the signs and planets at the moment of a person’s birth.

The birth map is divided into 12 houses and each house represents a different aspect of the person’s life. There are 27 constellations (nakshatras) which make up the 12 zodiac signs (rashi) and each of the 12 zodiacs is distributed among the 12 houses. These 12 zodiacs are ruled by 9 planets (grahas) which are the sun, moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu (north lunar node), and Ketu (south lunar node). They are placed in various houses depending on the person’s birth. Vedic astrology is understanding a person’s karma by analyzing the position of the planets.

The forces of the 9 planets influence every phase of a human’s life. They have the capacity to impact a human’s life negatively or positively. When the grahas are active in their daśās or periodicities, they are particularly empowered to bring tragedy into their life such as accidents, financial crisis, depression, unsuccessful marriage, litigation, etc.

There is a simple solution to combat the negative effects of a person’s karmic map. This solution has been provided by Mother Nature herself which is Gemstones.

Gemstones come from the surface and depths (including oceans) of the Earth and have been induced with exceptional positive energies over the million years that they have taken to form. The crystalline structure of a gemstone harnesses the energy of the planets and transforms the energy for use as gemstone remedies to bring about the needed balance and changes. They also help the person in harnessing the benefits of an auspiciously placed planet.

Since the composition of every gemstone is different, every gemstone has a unique vibration and is able to harness the effects of only a particular planet(s). Thus, each planet has a unique stone associated with it. For example, Blue Sapphire is for Saturn while Yellow Sapphire is for Jupiter.

Not all gemstones associated with a particular planet will be able to provide the same benefits. For example, both Blue Sapphire and Amethyst are associated with the planet Saturn. But Blue Sapphire is recommended as it has the highest power i.e. ability to harness and transform the energy of Saturn. This is also the reason why Amethyst is called a substitute.

There are multiple factors one must take into account when buying a stone for astrological purposes as those factors can affect the power of the gemstone. Astrological gemstones need to be completely pure and natural i.e. untreated, unheated and not glass-filled. An astrological stone must be of optimum weight and the size should be comfortable and practical to wear. The stone must have an ideal color intensity, pure hue, attractive tone, no secondary undertone and medium saturation. The stone must have good clarity and minimum inclusions. An astrological stone must be of good origin as it plays a major role in the quality and thereby power of the gemstone. Astrological gemstones also need to be worn with proper procedure to reap the best benefits. There is a preferred metal, day, time, finger and mantra associated with each astrological stone. Additionally, astrological gemstones need to be properly energized and activated.

Shubh Gems has been dealing in astrological gemstones for the last 25 years and we at Shubh Gems have seen time & again how good quality astrological gemstones have significantly affected the lives of the wearer.

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