Mercury Retrograde is one of the most popular (and most dreaded) planetary transits, regularly talked about in both Western and Vedic Astrology. My guess is that people notice it more than other transits because it affects our vehicles, gadgets, travel plans, computers, communication, and mental states – things that are not exactly subtle or easy… Read More Can you buy a Jyotish gemstone during Mercury Retrograde?
My job as a Vedic Gemologist keeps me connected to insightful people from all over the world. I’m always listening to and learning about our collective spiritual experiences through the work I do for Astrological Gem. If there’s one thing I think my clients would all like to tell each other right now, it’s that… Read More On Wellness, Abundance, Faith, & Gemstones
If you’ve ever asked me to sort out the conflicting information you’ve been given about Jyotish gemstones, you’ve likely heard me say the following thing. In fact, I say it so often, and it’s so important, I’m going to put it in really big text today: If you ask 10 different astrologers what gemstones to… Read More When Great Astrologers Prescribe the Wrong Gems
Astrological Gem offers the world’s finest Jyotish gemstones with commitment to honesty, integrity, and customer satisfaction. We’re passionate about bringing the right gems to the right people, always for the right purposes. Doing business with “honesty and integrity” has been part of our company’s mission statement since Jay Boyle began selling Jyotish gemstones in 1989,… Read More Ethical Principles in Vedic Gemology
It’s currently Wednesday, the astrological day of Mercury, and I’m sitting in our showroom inspecting a parcel of emeralds that just arrived. Emerald is Mercury’s primary Jyotish gemstone and Mercury rules over writing and communication in astrology. It seemed fitting to write about this experience on my iPhone as I go about my work today.… Read More A Day in the Life: Buying Astrological Emeralds
Sometimes I take the liberty of respectfully declining to sell to people. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s in the best interest of all involved. After a thorough chart analysis and a gemstone consultation, the people who probably aren’t ready to wear powerful gemstones yet (and will likely return whatever they do… Read More Are You a Good Candidate for Gemstone Therapy?
A lot of people I speak to, deep in the throes of multiple astrology readings and endless late-night Googling sessions, get lost in all the conflicting opinions out there related to Vedic Gemology. Frequently I get a call from someone asking me for advice, only to receive a second call asking me to explain why… Read More The Importance of Self-Referral
Do astrological gemstones really work? How do we know it’s not just a placebo effect?… Read More Is Gemstone Therapy Just a Placebo?
A common belief in the astrological community is that Jyotish gemstones diminish in effect over the years. Some people are concerned about investing in a gem if it won’t be as powerful after it’s been worn for a while. It’s time to examine this belief in further detail. Adaptation to Energetic Influence The first place… Read More Do Jyotish Gems Stop Working Over Time?
A “dasha” is a planetary period in Vedic Astrology. Throughout our lives we go through various cycles ruled by the planets of our Jyotish charts. There are mahadashas (main periods) and antardashas (sub-periods) and they behave somewhat like the chapters of a book. Whatever planet is ruling a dasha will offer a predominant theme for that… Read More Should you always wear a gemstone for your mahadasha?