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.
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[…] 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… Read More Vedic Muhurtas: When To Begin Wearing Your Astrological Gemstone […]
Great article thanks Tiffany
For a long time I wore a golden beryl, secondary stone for jupiter, but the claws of the ring setting loosened and the stone fell out about 6 months ago. Fortunately I did not lose the stone or the ring but I am a little apprehensive about getting it repaired and wearing it again as I am wondering if there was a reason for all this…!
Hello! Good question. When people wonder if an occurrence is a cosmic “sign,” I run it through what I call the “anomaly test.” This means that I ask myself what the likelihood is of something like this happening in ordinary life. If it is indeed an anomaly – something that very rarely happens statistically – then I’d say it’s likely to be a cosmic “sign.” If it’s not an anomaly, more of a normal occurrence, I find that it’s OK to consider it but it probably holds less weight.
So if the prongs of your ring were very small, the prongs loosened over years, and the gem eventually fell out, this is a normal occurrence. If you just began wearing the ring, the prongs were secure, and then one day the gem was magically falling out of the setting, that is an anomaly.
That said, it might also be worth looking into gems like yellow topaz, which we find are a lot more powerful than beryl when it comes to Jyotish benefit.
Thank you yes that’s helpful!
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