A muhurta is a specific date and time selected by a Vedic Astrologer to maximize the auspiciousness of an event. Muhurtas can be used for buying homes and vehicles, for signing business contracts, and even for when you first begin wearing your astrological gemstone.
Some people like to get a muhurta for when their gem should first be purchased, but we find it’s most impactful to get one for when you actually begin wearing it.
While it’s not a hard requirement to use a muhurta for an astrological gemstone, as it will essentially start working as soon as put it on no matter what, auspicious timing is worth utilizing as it can optimize the results that your gemstone produces.
Not everyone has a Vedic Astrologer to get a muhurta from, so below are the proper days of the week to use for every gemstone. I’ve also included some suggested intentions to focus on and mantras you can recite for further activation. (Learn more about how we bless and activate our gemstones, and how you can do it at home, here.)
For All Gemstones:
Begin wearing the gem on a waxing moon. An ideal time of day is sunrise. (Cycles of increasing light are more auspicious than cycles of diminishing light.)
If doing a Vedic mantra, recite it 108 times. (Please note that there are more sophisticated mantras than the ones listed below, but if you’re new to Vedic practices, it’s fine to use a simple mantra that can easily be memorized. These can also be found on YouTube if you need any help with pronunciation.)
Sun Gemstones: Ruby, Red Spinel, & Garnet
Day to Begin Wearing: Sunday
Mantra: Om Suryaya Namaha. (You can also try the Gayatri mantra which connects us to the spirit of the Sun and to divine self-realization.)
Key Intentions: Personal empowerment. Recognition for your efforts. Harmony with authority figures, or being a powerful authority figure yourself. Brightness and brilliance. Overall success. Balance of the ego. Awakening the divine within.
Moon Gemstones: Pearl & Moonstone
Day to Begin Wearing: Monday
Mantra to Use: Om Chandraya Namaha
Key Intentions: Inner peace. Emotional balance. Strong and clear intuition. Harmony between inner and outer worlds. Mental stability. Positive relationships with mother and mother figures. Empowerment if you are a mother yourself. Happy home life. Ease as you navigate the ebbs and flows of daily life.
(Learn more about astrological pearls here.)
Mars Gemstones: Red Coral & Carnelian
Day To Begin Wearing: Tuesday
Mantra To Use: Om Mangalaya Namaha
Key Intentions: Courage. Motivation. Drive and ambition. Healthy sense of self-confidence. Physical strength and resilience. Conviction, willpower, and dedication. Winning battles and successful litigation.
(Learn more about the effects and properties of red coral here.)
Mercury Gemstones: Emerald, Green Tourmaline, & Peridot
Day to Begin Wearing: Wednesday
Mantra to Use: Om Budhaya Namaha
Key Intentions: Maintaining a clear mind, quick processing ability. Optimal communication. Easy travel experiences. Sharpness and wit, having a great sense of humor. Technological advancement. Great writing. Clarity of speaking. Flow of money and success in business ventures.
(Learn more about astrological emeralds here.)
Jupiter Gemstones: Yellow Sapphire, Yellow Topaz, & Citrine
Day to Begin Wearing: Thursday
Mantra to Use: Om Gurave Namaha
Key Intentions: Personal growth. Spiritual development. Wisdom. Benevolence and generosity. Enlightenment. Creative potential. Blessed children. Higher education. Wealth. Fullness, joy, expansiveness, and abundance.
(Learn more about the effects and properties of yellow sapphires here.)
Venus Gems: Diamond, White Sapphire, White Topaz, etc.
Day to Begin Wearing: Friday
Mantra to Use: Om Shukraya Namaha
Key Intentions: Harmony in relationships. Happiness. Creative potential. Artistic talent. Beauty. Appreciation. Love. Luxury. Opulence. Romance. Connection to the divine. Walking a path of grace.
Saturn Gemstones: Blue Sapphire, Blue Spinel, & Amethyst
Day To Begin Wearing: Saturday
Mantra To Use: Om Shanicharaya Namaha
Key Intentions: Self-discipline. Consistency and stability. Nobility and honesty. Sense of structure. Being grounded. Dedication to spiritual growth. Personal refinement. Gratitude for lessons learned. Commitment to completing goals and projects even when they’re challenging.
(Read more about the effects of blue sapphires and Saturn gemstones here.)
Rahu Gemstones: Hessonite Garnet (Gomed)
Day to Begin Wearing: Saturday
Mantra to Use: Om Rahave Namaha
Key Intentions: These will vary based on your reasoning for wearing a Rahu stone. Protection, recognition, and fame are common reasons. (Learn more about the effects of Rahu stones here.)
Ketu Gemstones (Cat’s Eye)
Day to Begin Wearing: Tuesday
Mantra to Use: Om Ketave Namaha
Key Intentions: These will vary based on your reasoning for wearing a Ketu stone. Deeper spiritual connection, greater intuitive abilities, and surrender from material attachments are common reasons. (Learn more about the effects Ketu stones 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 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.