Common Gemstone Questions and Their Answers

  November 9, 2016
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What is Astrology?

It is a Science, quite similar to the Science of Astronomy. While Astronomy focuses on the study of celestial bodies and the universe in general, Astrology deals with the divine impact of planetary motions on human lives.

What is Vedic astrology?

Commonly known as Jyotish Vidya, Vedic astrology studies the light rays and cosmic energies emanating from the celestial bodies, namely planets, orbiting in the universe. When these rays and energies reach Earth, they influence the course of human events positively or negatively.

What is meant by horoscope or birth chart?

When you are born, the time and date are noted carefully. Even the positions of the planets in the skies and their interrelationships, are noted. All these details help an experienced astrologer to prepare your horoscope or birth chart. This natal chart also determines your sun sign, moon sign, planets that are favourable towards you and planets that exhibit malefic intent towards you.

Why should you wear gemstones?

Planetary vibrations direct beneficial or harmful cosmic rays towards Earth. Gemstones offer the best remedies, since they reflect cosmic energies and light too. As cosmic filters, they invite healthy planetary energies to benefit you or prevent unhealthy planetary energies from disturbing your peace of mind.

How can gemstones help you?

Vedic astrology has its own Solar System or congregation of nine planets. Towards this end, even the Sun and Moon are regarded as planets, along with Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. You must have observed this congregation in the form of Navagraha at Hindu temples.

Similarly, there are nine gemstones or Navratnas, which are deemed as best for offering astrological benefits. They are Ruby, Emerald, Blue Sapphire, Diamond, Yellow Sapphire, Hessonite, Cat’s Eye, Red Coral and Pearl.

The astrologer takes an in-depth look at your chart and decides that you must wear a particular gemstone. This is because every gemstone is matched to a particular planet. As a result, the gemstone serves as a potent medicine possessing the inner capacity and strength to build heavily upon a positive environment already in existence, as well as reduce the negative effects caused by a negative environment. When everything is balanced, you are bound to witness improvement in relationships, growth in job/business, resolution of health issues, monetary stability, etc.

Should you wear astrological gemstones for life?

You are advised to wear the gemstone (set on a ring) prescribed on a particular date and a specific time after the completion of certain purification rituals. You must wear it on a particular finger. However, the stone may need to be replaced after three or four years, for it is no longer as active as before. Alternatively, your stone may be discarded at the end of your dosha (unfavourable) period.








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