What to Expect from an Astrological Gem

Note: The quality and purity of a gemstone is directly related to its ability to produce significant results for Jyotish. This means that a gem possessing a high degree of flawlessness, no treatments, ideal color, and optimal cut will be the most powerful.

The effects of an wearing astrological gemstone can often be anticipated. Some are subtle and abstract but important nonetheless. Other results are very specific and can often be predicted by studying the wearer’s astrological chart.

Here are some things to look out for when wearing a Jyotish gemstone:

1.) An Energetic Shift
When a Jyotish gemstone is first worn, it affects the wearer’s energetic field first. New, bright, high-level frequencies begin to flow through the physiology. Our energetically sensitive clients are able to feel this happening, even sensing distinct differences in effects among the various gems they try out. Many are surprised at their ability to “feel” our stones, which I suspect is the physical sensation of one’s higher-level frequencies adjusting to the vibrations of the gem.

2.) Increased Well-Being and Sense of Purpose
Most people report a sense of peace, contentment, and excitement when they first begin wearing their Jyotish gemstone. This is followed by fresh insights, inspiration, and motivation for personal improvement and success. (Note: if you are testing a gemstone and feel uneasiness for an extended period of time, check your birth chart details as well as your gemstone recommendation for accuracy. Once it’s been confirmed that the prescription is correct, make sure the gemstone is Jyotish quality. Read more about what makes a gemstone suitable for Vedic Astrology here. After that, make sure you are not simply experiencing “growing pains,” or adapting to the frequency of the stone you are wearing. For more on this, see #7.)

3.) Inner Change, Followed by Outer Change
They say that “change begins within” and it’s true: the adjustments we make to our inner world significantly affect our outer world. While we’ve heard many stories of Jyotish gemstones producing material results for people, a majority of wearers first undergo a process of personal transformation that leads to outward success down the road. For others, tangible results such as greater income, a job promotion, or peace in a relationship develop soon after putting on a stone. It all depends on where one is at, karmically and consciously, when the gem is first worn.

4.) Strengthening Natural Significations of the Gemstone’s Planet
The nine planets, or grahas, of Vedic Astrology represent specific qualities of human life on Earth. These qualities are enhanced by wearing a planet’s corresponding gemstone. For example, communication is signified by Mercury, so clearer speaking and writing abilities are common benefits of wearing an emerald. Emotions are a signification of the Moon, so an increased sense of peace and well-being are common benefits of wearing a pearl. (Read more here about the Nine Planetary Gemstones and their Corresponding Planets.)

5.) Strengthening Houses and Signs Ruled By the Gemstone’s Planet
Each planet planet in Vedic Astrology rules over one or two Zodiac signs. These signs fall into the 12 houses of the astrological chart. For example, if we were looking at the chart of a Scorpio ascendant, Jupiter would rule over the 2nd and 5th houses of the chart (where Sagittarius and Pisces fall into place). So not only are Jupiter’s astrological qualities enhanced by wearing a powerful yellow sapphire, but the significations of Sagittarius, Pisces, and the 2nd and 5th houses become enhanced as well.

6.) Strengthening Houses and Signs the Gemstone’s Planet is Placed In
While every planet rules over certain houses and signs, their placement in the astrological chart is also affected by wearing an astrological gemstone. If a planet is inherently benefic for the chart holder, its corresponding gemstone will usually produce beneficial results even if it is poorly placed or afflicted in the natal chart. For example, an Aries ascendant may have a debilitated Mars in the 4th house, leading to emotional insecurity. Strengthening Mars with a red coral will likely strengthen significations of Mars (vitality and courage), the signs Mars rules over (1st house of body and 8th house of transformation), and the 4th house that Mars is placed in (emotional stability and improved home life.)

7.) A Possible Adjustment Period
The use of Jyotish gemstones can affect our physiology as well as our karma. Many of us have some degree of karma to neutralize and powerful Jyotish gemstones can help accomplish this efficiently. Only you can determine how well you truly know yourself and how much willing you are to grow when you first begin wearing a gem. If there are unresolved patterns in your life that are prohibiting you from living life to the fullest, you might be asked to address these patterns when you first put on a stone. Keeping an open mind and heart while allowing the development of your highest self to occur will guarantee that the unfolding results are not only comfortable but beautiful and satisfying to witness.

8.) Appreciation and Gratitude
It is, truly, very important to love your astrological gemstone. Gems don’t just work for us, they work with us.  Loving your gem helps to activate it. It will love you right back.


blogheadshotTiffany April Raines is the Head of Sales at Astrological Gem International. Trained at the American College of Vedic Astrology and certified as a gemstone advisor through the Planetary Gemologists Association, she has been serving the Vedic Astrology community with research-based gemstone insight and advice for over 10 years. She can be contacted at tiffany@astrologicalgem.com.

Please note: In order to provide the most time and best service possible for our paying customers, we are no longer able to respond to all of the requests we receive for gemstone recommendations. We welcome you instead to try our Free Gem Report if you are still in the learning and research phase of your Jyotish gemstone journey. This can be found at AstrologicalGem.com.

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