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Gem Stones Guide

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As Per Indian Astrology/ Vedic Astrology , Jupiter's gem is Yellow Sapphire. Jupiter is the Deva Guru or teacher of the Gods. Brihaspati is very compassionate in the sense that he always thinks of everybody's welfare, and actually embarks upon changing ones bad times into good. This gem induces religious thoughts and actions. The gem unites separated lovers, renders marital bliss among the couple and ensures heirs.

Jupiter is male, disciplined, obliging, and divine. It is a gigantic, self-illuminating planet, radiating more energy than it receives. Jupiter is shown riding a white elephant, the largest mammal living on earth. In one hand he holds a scroll of sacred knowledge, in another hand a disc of Vishnu to cut through illusions. In his third hand he holds a conch shell symbolizing the sacred sounds (mantras), and with the fourth hand he bestows his blessing. Jupiter rules the region between the waist and thighs and influences the bodily elements of fat and mucous.

Hessonite -/ gomed

According to the text of Jatakatatva, hessonite is the jyotish gemstone of Rahu (Caput Dreconis or Dragon's Head). Rahu makes its natives mutinous, detrimental, reckless and secretive. Rahu is shown as a disembodied head riding a chariot and shouting obscenities. The chariot is drawn by a tiger, representing the mind wandering in the forest of desires. Rahu is neutral, active and disruptive. He disturbs the psychological make-up of the natives and creates confusion in their minds.

The dasha of Rahu runs for a period of 18 years where the native is tested, rewarded or punished as per one's Karma. In order to reduce the malefic effects of this planet, Hessonite gem is recommended. The gem should be consecrated and energized with Rahu mantras. Shodashopachar Puja or the 16 step rituals have to be performed as a manner of offering respect/ maryada to the planetary deity before being worn by the native. As a ring it should be worn on the middle finger, which is the finger for Saturn or Shani Dev as Rahu is regarded as similar to Saturn in its effect. If worn as a talisman touching the thymus gland area its efficacies are higher.

Blue Sapphire /neelam

According to the sacred texts, Saturn or Shani's gem is the Blue Sapphire. Saturn plays a huge role in changing its native's luck from one extreme to another in no time. It can turn a underprivileged man into a prosperous man, similarly the opposite too can happen. He can make a person be rid of all sickness. He can cause death through accidents and other causes. Therefore while wearing his gem one has to be extremely careful. His Puja has to be observed with the strictest vigil in order to avoid his wrath.

Saturn is impartial, lethargic, inactive, and malefic. The Planet of darkness and confinement, it governs the skeleton, skin, and nervous system, and old age. It makes its natives reserved, reflective, rebellious, and patient. Saturn rides a crow which is a scavenger. In one hand he holds a sword of lawlessness and terrorism, and in another hand a trident of Shiva (the trident of destruction). In his third hand he holds a mace of strength and material power, and in fourth hand the reigns of the crow.

Emerald Gemstone /panna

Emerald's lush green has appeased souls and exited imaginations since ancient times. Its name comes from the Greek word for green, "Samaragdus". Mercury's Jyotish gem is the Emerald. It is one of the great five gems, known in Indian jargon as "pancharatna".

Mercury is impartial, evocative, delightful, and youthful. He is famous for ready wisdom, and the power of communication. Related to our respiratory system, nervous system, and speech, Mercury makes people more skillful, clever and delicate. He is shown riding a lion with an elephant's trunk which points towards the dual nature of Mercury, readily apparent in those with Gemini ascendant. The lion symbolizes wisdom and the Elephant memory. In his hands Mercury has a bow and arrow to shoot his target, a disc for Vishnu, and a conch for liberation. He is the sport loving prince of the Congregation of Gods.

Cat's Eye

According to the text of sacred texts, Vaidoorya or Cat's eye is the gemstone of Ketu. This gem, with its band of reflected light across the middle looks like the eyes of a cat. This unusual phenomena is called as Chatoyancy.

Ketu is unbiased, hybrid, inactive, disfigured and troublemaking. He creates disturbances in the physical bodies of its natives, causing them to lose interest in life. Ketu is shown with a headless torso with a fish body, called the dragon's tail. He holds a flag of self glory in his hand. Ketu is less destructive than Rahu and leads its natives toward salvation from the bondage of life and death making them passive.

Ketu is a headless half-planet, shadowy as Rahu and malefic, though not as malefic as Rahu - and therefore he is known as the redeemer of souls and therefore a moksha-karaka. It bestows spirituality, somberness and detachment from worldly desires and ambitions. Ketu also bestows wisdom, powers of discrimination and gyana - spiritual knowledge and knowledge of self. It gives psychic abilities to its natives and makes them masters of the healing arts, natural healing, healing herbs, spices, foods, tantric healing, healing of persons possessed by evil spirits, ghosts and astral forces. Ketu natives also have the ability to merge among commoners.

Ruby

Natural Ruby Stones also reffered to as Manik in Hindi are the Gemstones of the Sun which rules the sign of Leo and is the King of the Zodiac. The Sun is the King of all existing phenomena in the solar system. The Sun represents the male or father principle. The Sun gives us vitality and the power of resistance and immunity. It is responsible for our body's constitution. The Sun gives life force, power of will, intellect, brilliance, prosperity, success in worldly affairs, wealth, personal conduct, activity, cheerfulness, good fortune, wisdom, ambition, fame, the understanding of the phenomenal world, and the knowledge of medicine. It also governs our relationship with temples and holy places.

The Sun is masculine, forthright, independent, regimented, illuminating, and purifying. It is the source of all intellect on earth - the protector and preserver of life - and the ruler of the intellect. The Sun rides a chariot pulled by seven horses, representing the seven invisible rays of light and the seven colors. He holds the lotus of purity in three hands and grants fearlessness with his fourth.

Natural Pearl

According to Jataka Parijaata the jyotish gemstone, gem of the Moon is the natural pearl Pearl. Like the Moon which exudes cool pleasing rays, the Natural Pearl too ensures peace of mind and contentment. Pearls are treasures from the Earth's streams, rivers, lakes, seas, and oceans, and they have always embodied the mystery, power, and life-like sustaining nature of water.

The Moon is feminine, imaginative, receptive, sensitive, intuitive and subject to change. It acts as a large crystalline transformer, converting solar energy which reflects to the planet Earth. The Moon rules over our psyche, which is represented by the deer on which he rides.

Red Coral

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Mars is the chief of the assembly of Gods. Red Coral is the Gemstone of Mars and is given to a native so that the gem will help him overcome all adversaries and enemies and emerge victorious and valorous.

Mars is manly, commanding, violent, and gutsy. He is a warrior and the chief of the assembly of Gods. He governs muscular system, blood and behavior. Mars rides a ram, symbolizing muscular strength, combative nature, and fire. In his hands he holds a sword of control, a shield of security, a lotus of purity, and a mace of strength.

In his third hand he holds a lotus of purity and in his fourth hand the reins of the deer.

Moon is the presiding deity of the element water, and rules over the tides of the sea. The sphere of the Moon is the reservoir of rainwater and thus Moon is the ruler of plants and vegetable kingdom. Moon represents the mother or female principle, the energy that creates and preserves.

Moon stone

According to Hindu mythology, moonstone is made of solidified moonbeams. Many other cultures also associate this gem with moonlight, and it's easy to see why. Its internal structure scatters the light that strikes it, creating a phenomenon known as adularescence. The visual effect is reminiscent of the full moon shining through a veil of thin, high clouds.

Legends say that moonstone brings good luck. Many believed that you could see the future if you held a moonstone in your mouth during a full moon.

Adularescent moonstone was once called "adularia." The name originated with a city in Switzerland, Mt. Adular (now St. Gotthard), that was one of the first sources of fine-quality moonstone.

Great designers of the romantic Art Nouveau era, such as René Lalique and Louis Comfort Tiffany, featured the pale gem in custom jewelry. Moonstone was also a favorite among artisans of the Arts and Crafts era in the last half of the nineteenth century, who used it in handcrafted silver items.

During the 1960s "flower child" movement, moonstone provided its wearers with the desired ethereal look, and designers of the 1990s New Age movement again turned to moonstone's natural beauty for inspiration.

Turquoise/firoza

Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium, with the chemical formula CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8.4H2O. It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. In recent times, turquoise has been devalued, like most other opaque gems, by the introduction onto the market of treatments, imitations and synthetics.

The gemstone has been known by many names. Pliny the Elder referred to the mineral as callais (from Ancient Greek ???a??) and the Aztecs knew it as chalchihuitl.[4] The word turquoise dates to the 17th century and is derived from the French turquois for "Turkish" because the mineral was first brought to Europe through Turkey, from mines in the historical Khorasan Province of Persia.

The finest of turquoise reaches a maximum Mohs hardness of just under 6, or slightly more than window glass.[2] Characteristically a cryptocrystalline mineral, turquoise almost never forms single crystals, and all of its properties are highly variable. X-ray diffraction testing shows its crystal system to be triclinic.[3][6] With lower hardness comes lower specific gravity (2.60–2.90)[3] and greater porosity; these properties are dependent on grain size. The lustre of turquoise is typically waxy to subvitreous, and its transparency is usually opaque, but may be semitranslucent in thin sections. Colour is as variable as the mineral's other properties, ranging from white to a powder blue to a sky blue, and from a blue-green to a yellowish green. The blue is attributed to idiochromatic copper while the

Beer QUARTZ

Beer Quartz Gemstone is one of the most popular mineral items from the quartz family. It is classified among the list of semi-precious stones with high value antiquity. The gemstone and beads made of Beer quartz are used in the making of jewellery and hard stone carvings. The rough surfaces of the semi-precious item is finely processed and then cut into exquisite pieces. They can be customized into beautiful patterns and shapes.

Quartz gemstones have a variable colour hue. Beer quartz beads have a hexagonal pyramid crystalline structure with fine grain micro-crystals. The twinning observed in the Beer quartz gemstone follow the Common Dauphine Law or the Brazil Law. The tenacity of the gemstone is brittle with indistinct conchoidal fracturing along the cleavage. The hardness is reasonably high compared to that of the other members of the Quartz family. At 7 on the Mohs scale, this ornamental item can be etched only by diamond or corundum. The six-sided prism structure of the Beer quartz gemstone forms a bed into the void space of the crystal giving it a clear appearance.

Gomti Chakra

Gomti Chakra is a rare natural and spiritual product, a form of shell stone.Gomti Chakra is found in gomti River in Dwarka, a part of Gujarat in India.Gomti Chakra is also known as Sudarshan Chakra as it resembles the divine weapon of Lord Krishna - the Sudarshan Chakra. It is believed to bring luck and is used specially in spiritual and tantrik rituals.

One side of the Gomati Chakra is elevated like a shell while the other side is flat with circular design like whirl which looks like a snake. This is the reason why it is also know as "Naag-Chakra" i.e. snake chakra. According to Vedic Astrology, it is beneficial in cases of people who have 'Naag dosh' or 'Sarpa Dosha' in their horoscope.

Many leading politician's popularity is solely attributed to the Gomati Chakraand it has also earned them victory by large margins during elections.