In this article, we will discuss the best gemstones for each sign to wear for Vedic Astrology (Jyotish). Before we begin, though, let’s review the three most important rules of Jyotish Gemstone Recommendation:
1.) Strengthen your most auspicious planets first. With some exceptions, one’s most auspicious planets are usually the rulers of the 1st, 5th, and 9th houses. A planet with predominant rulership of an inauspicious house will usually produce inauspicious results when strengthened with an astrological gemstone.
2.) Wear only gemstones that are natural, top quality, as close to flawless as possible, properly cut, good color, and free of significant treatments. (Read more about what makes a gemstone Jyotish quality here.)
3.) Don’t get too hung up on a suggested size or carat weight. The most important factor in selecting a powerful astrological gemstone is always quality. Once that’s established, then you can select a gemstone size according to your budget. Bigger gems are only more powerful if stones of equal quality are being compared. (Read more about the best astrological gemstone sizes here.)
Now let’s review the best gemstones for each ascendant, as assessed by the results our customers have experienced over the last 30 years.
(Note: Rahu and Ketu gemstones (hessonite/gomed and cat’s eye) are not recommended as a casual planetary remedies unless one is aware of the side effects that may occur from wearing them. For more information, check out our Rahu/Ketu article here.)
Aries gemstones: Aries ascendants do best with pearl for the Moon, yellow sapphire for Jupiter, ruby for the Sun, and red coral for Mars. Red coral should be tested for side effects before purchase if the chart holder is prone to bouts of anger and aggression. Ruby should be tested for side effects if any significant planets are combust, or uncomfortably close to the Sun, in the wearer’s Jyotish chart. Pearl and yellow sapphire almost always guarantee quick and auspicious results. Avoid blue stones, green stones, and diamonds.
Taurus gemstones: Diamond or white sapphire for Venus, emerald for Mercury, and blue sapphire for Saturn. Diamond should be tested for physiological compatibility, as sometimes a hefty dose of Venus too quickly can overwhelm the Taurus physiology. Those who respond well to Venus gemstones report great results with them. Mercury stones almost always produce quick and positive results. Blue sapphires are great for career development and do not need to be very large to be effective for this sign. Avoid red and yellow stones. Pearls do little one way or another for the Taurus ascendant.
Gemini gemstones: Emerald for Mercury and diamond/white sapphire for Venus. These two gemstones almost always produce auspicious results for this sign. A very light blue sapphire can be worn to increase focus and self-discipline. Yellow sapphire for Jupiter can also be worn but it is somewhat neutral in effect for the Gemini ascendant. Pearls are mostly neutral as well. Avoid red stones.
Cancer gemstones: Pearl for Moon, red coral for Mars, and yellow sapphire for Jupiter. Pearl virtually always produces excellent results. Mars gems can occasionally produce overheating side effects, but this is almost always neutralized when the coral is worn with a pearl. Yellow sapphire almost always produces auspicious results for the Cancer ascendant too, but due to Jupiter’s predominant rulership of the challenging 6th house, we always recommend wearing a pearl and/or a coral along with the yellow sapphire to maximize Jupiter’s benefits pertaining to the highly auspicious 9th house. Avoid blue stones, diamonds, and emeralds.
Leo gemstones: Ruby for the Sun, yellow sapphire for Jupiter, and red coral for Mars. Yellow sapphire almost always produces auspicious results, under any circumstances, for this sign. Ruby and coral produce the most immediate results for the Leo ascendant when Sun and Mars are weak and in need of assistance in the Jyotish chart. If they are already very strong, or overheating other planets, caution should be exercised in wearing excessively large red gemstones. Undergo a 2-3 day trial period before buying to confirm compatibility. Avoid pearls, blue stones, green stones, and diamonds.
Virgo gemstones: Diamond/white sapphire for Venus and emerald for Mercury. No other gemstones produce consistently beneficial results for the Virgo ascendant. We do not recommend blue sapphire for this sign due to multiple reports of inauspicious results, likely due to Saturn’s role as a natural malefic and its predominant lordship of the challenging 6th house. Avoid red stones and yellow stones. Pearl is neutral.
Libra gemstones: Diamond/white sapphire for Venus, emerald for Mercury, and occasionally blue sapphire for Saturn. Strengthening Venus almost always produces good results for this sign. Emerald produces the best results when Venus is already strong in the Jyotish chart/strengthened with a Jyotish gemstone. Mercury should not be strengthened first if Venus is considerably weak. Blue sapphire should only be prescribed in a gentle dose – a small stone or a light, sky/lavender blue color. Avoid red stones and yellow stones. Pearl is neutral.
Scorpio gemstones: Yellow sapphire for Jupiter, pearl for the Moon, and ruby for the Sun. Even though Mars is the ruler of the Scorpio sign, we do not recommend red coral for this ascendant. Avoid blue stones, green stones, and diamonds. Read an in-depth analysis of Scorpio gemstones here.
Sagittarius gemstones: Yellow sapphire for Jupiter, red coral for Mars, and ruby for the Sun. All three of these gemstones produce consistently auspicious results for this sign, though care should be exercised not to cause pitta imbalance (overheating) in the body with excessive red stones. Avoid pearls, blue stones, green stones, and diamonds.
Capricorn gemstones: Blue sapphire for Saturn, emerald for Mercury, and diamond/white sapphire for Venus. These gemstones produce consistently beneficial results for almost all Capricorn wearers. The benefits of blue sapphires are reported quicker for those with an already well-placed Saturn. The poor qualities of an afflicted Saturn can be remedied with a blue sapphire too, though long-term bad habits and tendencies associated with a weak Saturn will take longer to reverse.
Aquarius gemstones: Blue sapphire for Saturn, emerald for Mercury, and diamond/white sapphire for Venus. The most consistently auspicious gemstone for an Aquarius ascendant to wear is diamond/white sapphire for Venus. Emerald can be worn to strengthen the qualities of Mercury, but is best used if Mercury is already well-placed in the Jyotish chart and/or if Venus and Saturn are already strong or fortified with gemstones. Blue sapphire is best in a smaller size or gentle color. Pearls, red stones, and yellow stones should be avoided.
Pisces gemstones: Yellow sapphire for Jupiter, red coral for Mars, and pearl for Moon. These gemstones almost always produce auspicious results for the Pisces ascendant, but a large red coral is not recommended if Mars is already excessively strong or dominant in the Jyotish chart. Yellow sapphires and pearls can be as large as the wearer would like. Mercury is neutral. Emerald can be worn in a light dose, and is best suited if Mercury is already well-placed in the Jyotish chart. Avoid Venus stones and Saturn stones above all else.
Learn more about the 9 Jyotish gemstones, their corresponding planets, and anticipated gemstone benefits here.
View our complete collection of astrological gemstones here.
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 email@example.com.
Please note: In order to better serve our paying customers, we are no longer able to respond to all of the requests we receive for gemstone recommendations. For this reason, we have created a Free Gemstone Report for all to use. This can be found at AstrologicalGem.com.