Mercury Retrograde is one of the most popular (and most dreaded) planetary transits, regularly talked about in both Western and Vedic Astrology. My guess is that people notice it more than other transits because it affects our vehicles, gadgets, travel plans, computers, communication, and mental states – things that are not exactly subtle or easy… Read More Can you buy a Jyotish gemstone during Mercury Retrograde?
My job as a Vedic Gemologist keeps me connected to insightful people from all over the world. I’m always listening to and learning about our collective spiritual experiences through the work I do for Astrological Gem. If there’s one thing I think my clients would all like to tell each other right now, it’s that… Read More On Wellness, Abundance, Faith, & Gemstones
Astrological gemstones are a powerful Vedic remedy as long as they’re the proper quality and ethically sourced. That said, their potency and purity can be further enhanced by blessing, clearing, and activating them. Below is a review of how we cleanse and charge our Jyotish gemstone inventory as well as tips you can use to… Read More How To Bless, Cleanse & Activate Gems
In this article we’ll be discussing the best Jyotish gemstones for every Vedic rising sign to wear. Before we begin though, let’s review the most important rules of Jyotish gemstone recommendation: 1.) Strengthen your most auspicious planets first. With some exceptions, these are usually the rulers of the trikona (1st, 5th, and 9th) houses. If a planet… Read More The Best Gemstones for Every Vedic Sign
Almost every day, I receive a request for a very large Jyotish gemstone, as many astrologers believe that bigger gems automatically translate to an increase in benefits for the wearer. Browsing through my inbox, here are the size requests I’ve gotten in the past week: 3-carat diamond 4-carat emerald 9-carat white sapphire 12-carat red coral 10-carat unheated Burmese ruby… Read More Size doesn’t matter as much as you think it does.
When shopping for Jyotish gems, always remember the golden rule of Vedic Gemology: The quality of an astrological gemstone is the most critical factor in determining whether or not any planetary effects will be acquired from wearing it. It is always better to buy a top quality secondary gemstone, or uparatna, than to buy a cheap, poor quality, heavily included (flawed), or heat-treated… Read More Uparatnas: How to Buy a Gemstone on a Budget
When it comes to buying astrological gemstones, it’s important to make an informed purchase. Because the quality of the gemstone is the primary factor in determining how effective it will be for Vedic Astrology, being able to delineate between a top-quality and a poor-quality Jyotish gemstone is very important if optimal results are desired. Determining… Read More What Makes a Gemstone Jyotish Quality?
Precious gemstones have been used throughout the world for thousands of years to promote healing, fortune, and good luck. Research conducted at Astrological Gem has determined that high quality natural gemstones can significantly influence people’s lives when correctly worn for Jyotish. The right gems promote harmony, the wrong gems promote discord, and poor quality gems… Read More How do Astrological Gemstones Work?
If you’ve ever asked me to sort out the conflicting information you’ve been given about Jyotish gemstones, you’ve likely heard me say the following thing. In fact, I say it so often, and it’s so important, I’m going to put it in really big text today: If you ask 10 different astrologers what gemstones to… Read More When Great Astrologers Prescribe the Wrong Gems
Astrological Gem offers the world’s finest Jyotish gemstones with commitment to honesty, integrity, and customer satisfaction. We’re passionate about bringing the right gems to the right people, always for the right purposes. Doing business with “honesty and integrity” has been part of our company’s mission statement since Jay Boyle began selling Jyotish gemstones in 1989,… Read More Ethical Principles in Vedic Gemology
It’s currently Wednesday, the astrological day of Mercury, and I’m sitting in our showroom inspecting a parcel of emeralds that just arrived. Emerald is Mercury’s primary Jyotish gemstone and Mercury rules over writing and communication in astrology. It seemed fitting to write about this experience on my iPhone as I go about my work today.… Read More A Day in the Life: Buying Astrological Emeralds
Sometimes I take the liberty of respectfully declining to sell to people. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s in the best interest of all involved. After a thorough chart analysis and a gemstone consultation, the people who probably aren’t ready to wear powerful gemstones yet (and will likely return whatever they do… Read More Are You a Good Candidate for Gemstone Therapy?
A lot of people I speak to, deep in the throes of multiple astrology readings and endless late-night Googling sessions, get lost in all the conflicting opinions out there related to Vedic Gemology. Frequently I get a call from someone asking me for advice, only to receive a second call asking me to explain why… Read More The Importance of Self-Referral
Do astrological gemstones really work? How do we know it’s not just a placebo effect?… Read More Is Gemstone Therapy Just a Placebo?
A common belief in the astrological community is that Jyotish gemstones diminish in effect over the years. Some people are concerned about investing in a gem if it won’t be as powerful after it’s been worn for a while. It’s time to examine this belief in further detail. Adaptation to Energetic Influence The first place… Read More Do Jyotish Gems Stop Working Over Time?
A “dasha” is a planetary period in Vedic Astrology. Throughout our lives we go through various cycles ruled by the planets of our Jyotish charts. There are mahadashas (main periods) and antardashas (sub-periods) and they behave somewhat like the chapters of a book. Whatever planet is ruling a dasha will offer a predominant theme for that… Read More Should you always wear a gemstone for your mahadasha?