How to Tell if Your Gemstones are Working


Jyotish gemstones impact our karma in a range of ways. Where you are at, karmically and consciously, when you first begin wearing your gemstone will affect the results you experience with it both immediately and over time. 

Gemstones amplify the energy of their corresponding planets. This means that they will shine light on the houses/signs the gemstone planet rules in your astrological chart and also the house/sign that the gemstone planet is placed in. We always recommend strengthening your most auspicious planets first and foremost to guarantee the most beneficial results possible from your stone.

If you have an auspicious planet that is healthy and well-placed in your natal chart, the karma you are experiencing with that planet is probably relatively supportive already. Strengthening that planet further with an astrological gem will enhance its naturally positive tendencies – providing a fast track to additional success and prosperity.

Just yesterday, I had a Libra ascendant call me who had been testing a small, humble, 2ct triangular-cut white sapphire for the past few days. Venus is well-placed, in its own sign of Libra, in the 1st house of her Jyotish chart. She tested the stone because she was having difficulties at work, on the verge of losing her job, and feeling unconfident about the financial security of her future. She was planning on returning the gemstone because she wasn’t particularly fond of the cut, but after two days of having the gem around her, noticed such a strong turnaround of events (a return of job security, social support of the people around her, and a significant increase in vitality) that she decided to keep the stone instead. Because her Venus was already quite strong, it didn’t require a significantly large gemstone to correct the shaky karma she was experiencing. The gem went straight to work for her, reinforced by its natural strength in the natal chart.

(You can read more about the best gemstones for Libra ascendants here.)

If you are wearing a gem for an auspicious planet, but that planet is weak in your natal chart (placed in an inauspicious house or otherwise afflicted), sometimes correcting that unsupportive karma requires a little more work before the gemstone’s benefits become apparent. Jyotish gemstones occasionally shine light on inner issues that need to be addressed before the stone’s benefits can really start to show. This can be a little uncomfortable at first but it’s nothing that an increase in self-awareness and a desire for personal evolution can’t fix. Once any growth-inhibiting changes are properly addressed, the opportunity for very significant personal development arises.

I had a client purchase a yellow sapphire a couple of months ago, a Scorpio ascendant with Jupiter conjunct Rahu/aspected by Ketu in her birth chart. She emailed shortly after purchasing the gem, reporting some new mysterious physical irritations in her body. A skin condition that had been dormant since childhood was once again flaring up, her emotions were becoming increasingly volatile, and her sense of spiritual awareness was suffering. After doing a bit of troubleshooting with her, she confessed that her diet had been abnormally terrible in the past couple of months: as a decades-long vegan normally on a strict and specific health food regimen, she had slipped into a junk food and late-night wine drinking habit shortly before buying her sapphire. Jupiter rules her 2nd house (food/drink), and it was as though wearing the yellow sapphire increased her body’s awareness and sensitivity to what she was putting into it. My theory is that the Jupiter gemstone immediately demanded that she correct this behavior by creating an instant intolerance to these newly formed bad habits. She addressed the issue once she became aware of it, and has been on the upswing with great Jupiter-related gemstone benefits ever since.

(You can read more about the best gemstones for Scorpio ascendants here.)

As long as the gemstone you are wearing is Jyotish quality and properly prescribed – meaning it is the lord of an auspicious planet in your chart – the results that occur are virtually always for the best. If you find that you are suddenly asked to address unhealthy tendencies that are prohibiting your overall success, this is a really good thing! Take it as an opportunity for correction so that fresh new positive karma can be created in your life. The gemstones will magnify the beneficial results you experience from making these changes, so don’t be afraid to grow. Your future self will thank you for the work you’ve chosen to do.

You can learn more about what makes a gemstone suitable for Vedic Astrology here.

Find out which gemstones are best for each Jyotish ascendant here.

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. Tiffany can be contacted by email 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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