When we see a birth chart we analyze the strengths and the weaknesses of the various planets and if some planet is benefic but is weak we prescribe its Gemstone. This phenomenon can be understood in a simple way.When a child is born and the doctors find that the child has a deficiency of sayCalcium artificially Calcium is given to the child to make up the deficiency. Similarly, if a planet is weak i.e., the individual got weak rays from that planet at the time of birth. The Gemstone, which is capable of drawing more rays of that planet into the Aura, is recommended so that the initial deficiency can be covered up by increased cosmic rays absorption now.
The Effects of Gemstones
Fine quality gems have the power to increase the favorable results of benevolent planetary influences and to diminish the unfavorable effects of negative planets in a birth chart. They can neutralize the effects of poison, snake bite, diseases, and even harmful spirits or entities. This unique ability has added mystery and inscrutability to their obvious beauty and desirability the world over. Care must be taken in choosing gemstones to wear on the body, especially if those stones are related to the naturally malefic or malevolent planets, namely, Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. Having a qualified Vedic astrologer or practitioner of jyotish check this out for you is highly recommended. Or, if you have used a dowsing pendulum with good success over a long period of time, then you may get an accurate indication from the pendulum as to whether a particular gem would be suitable for you or for someone else for whom you are testing it.Another method for determining which gem may be suitable for a person is to wear the gem associated with the planet whose major period of influence is now operating in the person’s life.Gems are typically set in rings or pendants — ALWAYS with an open back setting. If the stone is translucent, such as diamond or emerald, the gem need not touch the skin since light takes the energy of the gem into the body. If the stone is opaque, such as pearl or red coral, then the gem MUST touch the skin.Gems can also be set in earrings, nose posts, amulets or even objects of common usage, such as pens, eating utensils, cups and plates. But these are less effective since the objects limit the gem’s contact with the body. Ideally, a gem should first be placed on the body on the day associated with the planet it is meant to pacify or strengthen.