THE ASTROLOGICAL USE OF GEMS AND STONES In the universe, everything in inter connected and has some direct or indirect effect on each other in any way. The planets, in the solar system, effect the living beings on the earth. This fact has been proved scientifically. Various experiments and researches prove and confirm the fact that gems are capable of attracting many planets. Different kinds of gems are capable of attracting different planets. A long time back, the usefulness of gems was discovered. Since then, various gemstones are used to destroy various bad effects and to increase the power of weak planets. In the following lists of gems to be used according to the month of birth and sings, one can find the opinions of Indian and Westerners.

Since ancient times Coral is a famous gem in India for its magnificent aftereffects, if worn with proper knowledge. Coral is found in sea in the form of roots. In scientific terms it is an extract of calcium carbonate. It is found in saffron, red and white colours. According to Astrology, it is a gemstone of Mars. Mars is a planet, which radiates red light.

Similarly, Coral is also a collection of red light. Thus Coral powerfully penetrates the red light from the mars planet in to a human body. It suits more to the people belonging to Aries and Scorpio Zodiac sings. It helps in business, service and fulfills every wish. Coral is highly beneficial for the people who are coward or easily defeated by their enemies. It strengthens the wearer's self-confidence. If you put paste of Coral with fragrant flower of pandanus (Kevera) and rose water on the stomach of a pregnant woman, it prevents abortion. If a weak person eats the power of coral with honey, it makes him strong. If a person, suffering from cough and cold, takes coral powder with betel leaf, it relieves him from the painful disease. Coral paste with cream is good for heart patients. Making a child wear coral will free him or her from childhood problems like stomachache etc.

How to wear

If one has to wear a Coral stone in a ring. It should weigh, at least, 2.5 ratti. Coral stones weighing 5, 7, 9 and 11 ratti are very auspicious
It should be always worn in a gold or copper ring
It should be worn with chanting the mantra, "OM BHOM BHOUMAYA NAMAH", on Tuesday before 11.00 A.M. in the right finger, in Shri Hanuman's temple.
For three years and three days from the day it is worn, it shows its full effect.
Pearl is a gemstone, a combination of calcium and oxygen,. According to chemical criterion, it is called calcium carbonate. Some other bone bearing organisms like shell, conch and cowries also belong to the same group. Pearl is related to Moon planet. It is a living gem and is born by a shell in sea. Pearls from kosir near islands like Basra, Bahreen and considered to be first quality gems for their beauty and shine. It is mainly found in the Bay of Manar (Sri Lanka) which is the beach of Katlyavad and the beaches of Australia. It is found in different places and also different shapes like long, round, deshaped, nice shaped or flat shaped etc.

In the whole literature of Indian gems, Pearl has achieved the first place for its significant beauty and shine. Pearl of pure white colour, as soothing as, the rays of the moon, is considered to be the best. It is good for the people with Zodiac sign of Cancer. It brings certainty and peace in the lives of the people with uncertainty and problems. Wearing pearl pacifies one's evil desires. Pearl improves knowledge and brings prosperity. It also brings a glow on one's face and removes dullness. Pearl is highly recommended for people with uneven temper. Pearl is also used in many medicines. Taken in the form of paste or powder, pearl removes the problems like heart diseases, mental disorders, blood presure, urine infections, stones, piles, dental diseases and stomach ailments.

How to wear

If one has to wear a pearl in a ring, it should weigh, at least 2 ratti
Pearl shows it best effect in a silver ring
Ring should be worn in the little finger of right hand. It should be first washed with unboiled milk and then, should be worn by chanting the mantra,
on Monday in Shiv temple.
dhf From the day it is worn to the next 2 years, 1 month, 26 days, it shows it full effect.


Emerald represents the planet Mercury. Emerald is a mineral stone. According to chemical disintegration emerald is the composition of borollium sand, aluminum and oxygen. It is green in colour. It is mainly found in India, Russia, Belgium and Brazil. It is a delicate gemstone. Mostly emerald is not clear and has fibers. It is mostly tested by its fibers. It is, especially, beneficial for the people of Zodiac sings of Gemini and Virgo Wearing it removes the disturbances of mind and brings peace to mind. It a student wears it, his mind becomes sharp and the goddess of knowledge (Saraswati) showers Her blessings upon him. It increases the eye sight, makes a man more prosperous and keeps away the problems of evil spirits. It destroys bad dreams and makes a man joyous, healthy and wealthy. If tied on the waist of a pregnant woman, it makes the delivery very easy. If someone conspirates against the person wearing "Emerald" stone, the conspiracy is readily surfaced and everyone becomes aware of it. It is considered to be a good omen if any lover gifts emerald to his beloved. It generates the feelings of sympathy, love and kindness in a human being. Mercury planet is associated with "VOICE". Weak Mercury planet causes the problems like asthma, cough, stammering. Ect. Thus, in every situation, wearing emerald is very advantageous.

How to wear

One should wear it in his little finger o n Wednesday after taking bath, before 11.00 A.M. in front of his diety by chanting the mantra;
From the day it is worn to the next 3 years it shows its full effect on the wearer.
dhf Alternative gemstone for Emerald:
A person, unable to wear emerald, should wear onxy or periodots, the semi-precious stones. They have the same effect as emerald.

Ruby is a mineral stone. According to physics, it is a mixture of aluminum, oxygen, iron and chromium. It is mainly found in China, Burma, Sri Lanka and Afghahistan. Ruby is the main gem of Sun planet and it is dark red in colour. The person of Leo zodiac sign should wear Ruby. It moves poverty and brings happiness, prosperity and reputation to a person. A person gets relief from fear, pain and sufferings. It is helpful in increasing generation. It is good for ambitious person. They earn name and fame in the society by doing something extraordinary, as sunplanet is related to heart and eyes. Many heart and eye problems occur due the weakness of this planet. It is good to wear ruby to cure these ailments. Taking it in the form of powder and paste cures the diseases of piles, blood diseases, gas trouble, dry cough, hiccups and body pain.

How to wear

hdf The weight of ruby should be at least 3 rattis, to war it in a ring.
hd The ruby ring should be made either in gold or in Copper.
hd Before wearing, it should be kept in the unboiled milk and Ganges water and then it should be worn in ring finger, after bathing on Sunday before 10 a.m. Chanting the mantra, "OM HUN HANA SUR YAYA NAMAH", "OM, Dhaggi Suryaya NAMAH".
dhf From the day it is worn to the next 4 years, it shows its full effect on the wearer.
Yellow Sapphire 

Yellow Sapphire is a gem of the planet Jupiter. According to astrology, one who has Jupiter in a favourable position always remains happy and prosperous. On the countrary, an unfavorable or weak Jupiter creates problems and leads to painful circumstances in one's life. Yellow Sapphire represents this Jupiter. It is found in yellow hite colours. It is a mineral stone. It is mainly found in the Himalayas, Ceylon and Russia. According to chemical disintegration, it is a combination of aluminum, hydrovisal and heroine. It is heavy and transparent. It is of immense use for Sagittarians and Piscesians. Wearing it brings strength, knowledge, healthy life, reputation and mental peace.

If there is any delay in the marriage of a girl, then it solves it. It is good for family life and removes and misunderstanding between the husband and wife.

It is extremely good for writers, advocates, scholars and business men. It helps in pacifying anger and removing cowardness. It strengthens the friendship too.

Taking it in the form of powder or paste is useful for fever, asthma, cough, bad smell in breath, kidney and gastric trouble etc.

How to wear

h To wear it in a ring Yellow Sapphire should weigh
at least 3 ratti, the heavier it is, the better it is.
dfh It is worn only in a gold or copper ring.
It should be worn in index finger on Thursday at the time of sunrise, after worshipping the banana tree and chanting the mantra, "OM AYE BRAHASPATE NAMAH" turmeric, gram pulse, yellow flower, yellow cloth should be donated.
From the day it is worn to the next 4 years, 3 months and 18 days it shows its powerful effect on the wearer.

Alternative gemstone for Yellow Sapphire

If any person is unable to wear Yellow-Sapphire, then "TOPAZ" is the alternative gemstone. It will be equally beneficial.


Zircon (Gomed) is the gemstone of planet Rahu. In colour it looks like cow's urine mixed with honey. It is good for persons who, are having the period of Rahu. It is also good for persons who, are suffering from mental tensions, having hurdles in their work and are struggling with their lives.

Politicians, gamblers, lawyers and smugglers should wear it. It is believed that Zircon wearer can easily overcome any opposition. In Ayurveda, Zircon powder is considered good for cough, acidity, digestion problems and skin problems.

How to wear

Zircon (Gomed) shold be of at least 4 ratti. It should be worn in the ring of silver or ring of 5 metals. It should be worn in middle finger on Friday or Saturday in between 11 a.m. and 4.30 p.m., chanting the mantra, "OM QUYANSHIVTRAH ASHUDOOTO SADA VRIDHAH SAKHA". "KATHA SACHISHTYA VRITAH" and sesame seed, mustard oil, blue cloth and blanket should be donated according to one's capacity. From the day it is worn to the next 3 years, it shows its full effect.


Cat's Eye

Cat's Eye is the gem for Ketu. It is found in many colours. There remains an white line on the stone. It is good for the persons having the period of Saturn, Rahu and Ketu.

Cat's Eye brings strength, happiness, wealth and son. It saves one from the enemy and brings victory over the enemy. Its wearer remains safe from accidents, enemies, punishment, diseases and poverty. It brings prosperity.

How to wear

The heavier the Cat's Eye is, the better it is for the ring, but its minimum weight should be 3 ratti. It should be worn in silver ring in middle finger on Wednesday between 6 and 8 P.M., chanting the mantra, "OM HRING KRI VARARUPINYA KANTVA AAYNE SON SAWHA". From the day it is worn to the next 3 years, it shows its full effect.
Blue Sapphire

According to Indian 'Astrologers', Blue Sapphire is the gemstone for Saturn planet. It is a combination of aluminum and oxygen. Because of little presence of cobalt, its colour is blue. It is found in blue, sky-blue, purple and pink colours. The brightness or dullness of its colour does not affect the results.

The best quality of Blue Sapphire is found in Kashmir region of India. A few years ago, its mines were closed by the government, thus, its availability has reduced considerably. These day, we easily get Blue Sapphire form Ceylon, with good quality. It is of transparent light blue colour.

Translucent and dark Blue Sapphire are found in Thailand and Australia. When compared to the other gems, it shows its effects very soon. If it suits someone, then it can bring peace, happiness, prosperity and long life. Lost property is regained.

It never harms people with Aquarius and Capricorn Zodiac signs because the Lord of these signs is Saturn and the gemstone for Saturn is Blue Sapphire. Thus people with these Zodiacs can wear Blue Sapphire with our any hesitation. Wearing of Blue Sapphire is good for persons involved in the works like transportation, property, contracts, workshop, factories, industries, small scale business, labour, government services etc. It is said that person wears it in a locket touching heart, then it brings peace. According to Buddhism, it keeps away the bad thoughts and makes the heart and the behavior of a man peaceful. Wearing it makes the character of a woman strong. It warns a person against the bad plans of his enemy by its colours.

How to wear

Blue Sapphire should be of atleast 2 ratti, if one has to wear it in a ring. It should be dipped in a copper pot full of water and then should be worn in the middle finger on Saturday, 2 hours before sunset. Then pour that water in the roots of peepal tree, chanting the mantra, "OM HIN SHREE SHANECHARAYA NAMAH". From the day it is worn to the next 5 years, it shows its full effect.

Alternative Gem Stone for Blue Sapphire

The person, who is unable to wear Blue Sapphire, due to any reason, should wear Amthyst. If Amethyst suits a person, then he can wear Blue Sapphire with out any fear. It is supposed to be a stone that reacts very quickly so should be worn with proper care.


Semi-Precious Stones

There are 84 gems. Only 9 gems are considered as precious gems and the rest of the gems as substitute gems. However, at times these substitute gems prove to be more effective.

For example :-

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