By Tiffany April Raines, Certified Gemstone Advisor of Astrological Gem International
At Astrological Gem, we believe that the quality and purity of a Vedic gemstone is directly related to its ability to transmit results for Jyotish. This means that a high quality natural gemstone (possessing a high degree of flawlessness, ideal color, and optimal cut) will be the most powerful for use in Vedic Astrology.
With the help of your Vedic Astrologer, or utilizing your own knowledge of Jyotish, predicting the results of wearing various astrological gemstones can become easier. Here are some general guidelines about what to expect from your gem:
1.) An energetic shift
When a Jyotish gemstone is first worn, it affects our energetic system first. The inner body wakes up. New, bright, high-level frequencies begin to flow within the physiology. Many of our vibrationally sensitive clients are able to feel this happening, even sensing the distinct differences in effect among the gems they test out.
2.) Increased sense of well-being
Most people report a sense of peace, contentment, and excitement when they begin wearing their gemstones. This is followed by new insights, inspiration, and motivation geared towards personal improvement and increased 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 prescription for accuracy. Once it’s been confirmed that your recommendation 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 new higher frequency of the stone you are wearing. For more on this, see #7 of this article.)
3.) Inner change, followed by outer change
They say that change begins from within, and it’s true. The adjustments we make to our inner world affect our outer world quite significantly. While we have heard many stories of material results occurring almost as soon as a gemstone is worn, a majority of users first begin a process of personal transformation that leads to greater outward success down the road. For others, tangible results (such as more money, a job promotion, or peace in a relationship) come very quickly after putting on a stone. This all depends on where one is at, karmically, when the gem is first worn.
4.) Strengthening of the Gem Planet’s Natural Significations
The 9 planets of Vedic Astrology signify certain qualities of human life on Earth. These qualities are enhanced by wearing the gemstone for a corresponding planet and its associated significations. For example, Mercury rules communication, so clearer speaking and writing would be a signification of wearing an emerald. Moon rules emotions, so increased happiness and well-being would be a signification of wearing a pearl. (Read more here about the Nine Planetary Gemstones and their Corresponding Planets.)
5.) Strengthening of the Houses and Signs the Gem Planet Rules
Each planet planet in Vedic Astrology rules over one or two Zodiac signs, and these signs fall into the 12 houses of the astrological chart. For example, if we were looking at a Scorpio chart, Jupiter rules the 2nd and 5th houses, because Jupiter’s signs of Sagittarius and Pisces fall into these houses. Not only are Jupiter’s natural significations enhanced by wearing a powerful yellow sapphire, but the natural significations of Sagittarius, Pisces, and the 2nd and 5th houses will be enhanced as well.
6.) Strengthening of the Houses and Signs the Gem Planet is Placed In
While every planet overlords houses and signs, their placement in the astrological chart is also affected by wearing an Astrological gemstone. If a planet is naturally beneficial to 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 instability and insecurity. Strengthening Mars with a red coral will likely lead to effects related to Mars (vitality and courage), the signs Mars rules (1st house of body and 8th house of intuition), 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 may not only effect our bodies, but our karma as well. Many of us have some degree of karmic debt to pay off, and Jyotish gemstones can help us pay this karmic debt very quickly. Only you can determine the phase of life that you are in, how well you truly know yourself, and how much karma you are preparing to clear when you first begin wearing a gemstone. If there are unresolved patterns in your life that are prohibiting you from living your fullest potential, you may be asked to address these patterns when you begin wearing your new gem. Keeping an open mind and heart, and allowing the evolution of your highest self to occur, will guarantee that the unfolding results are not only comfortable, but beautiful and satisfying to witness.
It is, truly, very important to love your Vedic gemstone. Gems don’t just work for us, they work with us. Loving your gemstone helps to activate it. It will love you right back.
Wondering about the effects of specific Jyotish gemstones? Visit our run-down here.
More specific results for various Astrological Gemstones can be determined by looking at the individual wearer’s Jyotish chart. You can find photos and prices of our astrological gemstone collection here: http://www.astrologicalgem.com/jyotish-gemstones.php
Tiffany 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.