Sunday, October 31, 2004

Gemstones in Jyotish I

Prescription of Gemstone is one of the most important aspects of remedies in Jyotish Shastra. The use of Gemstone is also endorsed by shastras such as Garuda Purana which gives elaborate description of the nature of the gemstones and their use. Even though gemstone use is one of the most popular source of remedies for all ills of the material world, may it be health, wealth or fortune, it is fraught with many misconceptions and erroneous notions of their selection and prescription. This article envisages providing consistent principles which would help the Jyotishas and laymen to select the right gemstones.

GEMSTONES OF YOGAKARAKAS
Since the gemstones enhance the influence of the planet in the life of the person, the gemstones for the planets giving yogas should always be chosen. To know the yoga givers or the yoga-karakas in a horoscope, studying classics such as Brhat Parashara Hora shastra should be studied. However, I shall provide here some guidelines which can help in choosing the gemstones.

Lagna lord is the first and foremost yoga karaka in a horoscope, since is the owner of both Kendra (Quadrant) and Kona (Trine). He is protector of the Lagna, which represent health, vitality and the controller of the whole horoscope. The placement of the Lagna lord is extremely important for the overall strength of the horoscope and its gemstone can help a person overcoming all difficulties in life.

The lords of two trines fifth and ninth are equally important. They are the two important houses which control the financial wellbeing of a person. If they are badly placed in the horoscope, then the person might suffer financially in life. Thus their strength is extremely important in addition to the lords of second and eleventh, who signify Wealth and Income.

Each planet can give results on the following basis.
1. Lordship
2. Placement
3. Natural Karakatva (Significations)
4. Yoga (Exchange, Conjunction, Aspects)

Hence it must be remembered that a good planet (lords of Lagna, 5th and 9th) / Yoga- karaka if placed in a dusthana (6th / 8th/ 12th), they can also give malefic results in addition to their inherent benefic nature to do good. Similarly if the yogakarakas are involved in other bad yogas, they can give bad results, while their gemstones are worn. Whenever there is a conjunction or exchange of two planets, their inherent and functional nature is greatly modified. When a benefic planet comes into association with a malefic planet, then the benefic nature of the planet is corrupted and it starts giving malefic results, however the malefic planet gains out of the company and gives good results. Such subtle effects should always be kept into consideration, while suggesting a gemstone for Jyotish remedial purposes.

Exception to this is that, if Saturn becomes the Yoga-karaka and is placed in a dusthana, then its ability to do good increases. It is advisable to wear Neelam, Saturn’s stone for such cases.

GEMSTONE OF WEAK PLANET
If a yoga-karaka (or any good planet in the horoscope, lords of any houses other than 6th/ 8th or 12th) is debilitated, they must be strengthened. One of the ways is to wear the stone of the debilitated planet. However, the more effective way is to find the planet who is causing neecha-bhanga to the debilitated planet. If the neecha-bhanga is happening with respect to the Moon, then Mantra would be a good remedy, however, if it happens with respect to the Lagna, then wearing the gemstone of the planet causing the neecha-bhanga would make the debilitated planet come out of the state of debilitation.

When there is no cancellation of debility of other weaknesses then the gemstones for the supporters of the debilitated planet can be prescribed for causing cancellation of debility or for enhancing the life-forces that are being destroyed due to the debility. For example, the Moon is debilitated in Scorpio (8th house of natural zodiac) and is said to be MARANA KARAKA if placed in the 8th house from Lagna. Weakness of such Moon, in any chart is not good for longevity. Hence a blue sapphire is used for enhancing the life-force. The information regarding this is given at the detail section for each planet and their gemstones

It must be noted that debilitation of some planets are desirable in a horoscope. They are the lords of the Dusthanas (6th/ 8th/ 12th). If the lords of the Dusthanas are placed in other Dusthanas in debilitation, then it confers Vipareeta raja yoga, whereby the native gains due to the loss of natural and functional significations of the planet causing the yoga. For example, if 8th lord Moon is involved in Vipareeta Raja yoga, by its debilitation in the 12th house, the native might enjoy rise in life, but the Mother (natural signification of Moon) and the marriage (8th house is the longevity of marriage) might suffer simultaneously. To enjoy the fruits of Vipareeta Raja yoga, the native must not strengthen such debilitated planets that confer the yoga.


VIPAREETA RATNA (OPPOSITE GEMSTONE)
Vipareeta means opposite or gemstones used for weakening the effects of some planets in certain houses. If any house is occupied by an enemy of its Karaka, then the significations of the house suffer. Keeping this principle in view, the first house to be checked in any chart is the ninth house of fortune and Dharma with Jupiter & Sun as the significator. Rahu and Saturn are the enemies of these significator and if they are placed in the ninth house, they shall damage fortune and Dharma. The remedy is to strengthen the concerned Karaka by wearing its gemstone in the ring finger. Suka Nadi states that if Rahu is in the ninth house, then the native has good fortune after wearing a Topaz. The same principle of Vipareeta Ratna (Opposite Gemstone) has been used here. Rahu is the enemy of Jupiter and since it is placed in the ninth house, the use of a Topaz (gemstone of Jupiter) removes the misfortune caused by Rahu. Similarly, if Saturn is in the ninth house, then the person may suffer from poverty/ failure in the homeland after 36 years. To remove this evil, a ruby, the gemstone of the Sun (Saturn’s enemy) is worn.

GEMSTONES VS. DASAS
Hands in which the gemstones are worn to be chosen on the basis of certain criteria. The right hand is ruled Jupiter and the left hand by Venus indicating increase (right hand) or decrease (lift hand) of life force.

Thus, if gemstones have to be prescribed to decrease the evil effects of a malefic planet, its gemstone should be used in the left hand. Such use should be temporary covering the dasa-bhukti of the planet.

When the planet is a malefic for the horoscope, the maleficence of the planet can be reduced by wearing a counter gemstone temporarily during the Dasa-bhukti of the planet. If instead a gem is to be worn for the main Dasa planet itself, then it should be worn in the left hand. For example, if Rahu is malefic then during its period a Yellow Sapphire/Topaz/Citrine can be worn in the right hand ring finger or Hessonite/Brown Tourmaline etc can be worn in the left hand middle finger.

FLAWED GEMSTONE
A genuine gemstone of good quality should never be used with an imperfect or flawed gem or with one that is astrologically incompatible with it. Suta Goswami (Garuda Purana) advises “not to wear a gem that is of inferior quality or incompatible even if it is set together with the divine Kausthuba Mani of Vishnu. Just as the best of saints lose their merits by bad company, similarly, an imperfect/inferior or incompatible gemstone can ruin the beneficence of other good gems.

GEMSTONES AND LAGNA LORD
For determining compatibility of gemstones most astrologers go by the Naisargika Sambandha (natural relationship) of other planets with the stone of the principal/ruling planet. The Ruling Planet is the strongest one in trines to the Lagna or in the seventh house (1,5,7 & 9 houses), and if none are there, then the Lagna lord is chosen. Thus if the ruling planet is the Moon, then all planets are compatible with it, but if it is the Sun, then only Jupiter, Mars & Moon are compatible and their stones can be chosen.

Since the Lagna is the controller of the Horoscope, the impact of the Gemstone ultimately falls on the Lagna (more so, since Lagna is the controller of the physical body, where the gemstone is worn). The planets, whose gemstone is worn, should be a friend to the Lagna lord as per the naisargika sambandha. If any planet is inimical to the lord of Lagna, the use of its gemstone can damage / endanger the concerned people related to the house owned by the planet. For example if the lord of the fifth house is inimical to the Lagna lord, then the use of a gemstone of the fifth lord can endanger the life children. Hence utmost caution should be used in prescribing gemstones.

Naisargika Sambandha of Planets


Some astrologers also use Tatkalika Sambandha (Current relationship) between planets in a chart as this also takes the individual horoscope into focus. Here, the planets that are Param Mitra, Mitra or Sama to the ruling planet are chosen for supportive gemstones.

Among all the methods of judging the suitability of a Gemstone namely, the naisargika sambandha, tatkalika sambandha and other sambandha, the best and most beneficial gemstones are those of the planets involved in a beneficial Yoga. If the tenth and ninth lord are involved in a Dharma-Karmadhipati Yoga, then their stones should be used together to augment the effects of the Yoga. Gemstones of planets involved in Duryoga and other malefic combinations or where benefits accrue if the planets are weak and afflicted like the Vipareeta Rajyoga, should never be used.

GEMSTONES OF MUTUALLY INIMICAL PLANETS
Gemstones of mutually inimical planets should never be used simultaneously as they shall prove to be very adverse. Many astrologers give gemstones of mutually inimical planets such as Hessonite (Rahu) with Ruby (Sun) or Yellow Sapphire (Jupiter) or Red Coral (Mars). Such combinations can be extremely dangerous for the native. The natural fight between the owners of the gemstones can be visible in the life of native, where we can witness; the native is caught between many undesirable circumstances without his fault. The table shown below shows the natural relationships between the planets.

FINGERS AND GEMSTONES
The index finger is called Tarjani and is considered very inauspicious. In mantra recitation the beads should never touch this finger, even while turning the rosary (when we finish one circle of 108 beads). It rules the “Ahamkara” and is the finger of “fall” or expression of anger. The Gyana Mudra has all fingers except this index finger stretched out with the index finger (of anger) being in touch with and controlled by the Akasha Tattva of the Thumb. Normally for people who are spiritual / worship their Guru, gemstones should not be used in this finger. Some astrologers prescribe Ruby / Yellow Sapphire for Power / Wealth respectively, for use in the index finger. However these gemstones have been found to give better results of stable power and gradual stable growth in finance in the ring finger.

Tatwa in Palmistry

The gemstone of a planet placed in a house should be worn according to the quadrant (Kendra house) is whose trines it is placed. Thus a planet in the ninth house influences the Dharma Trikona and its gemstone should be worn in the ring finger. Gemstones of planets in Moksha Trikona (4, 8, 12) should not be prescribed as then they would be worn in the Tarjani (Index finger). Instead mantra of these planets should be advised.

Further gemstone cannot be worn in the finger of inimical elements. For example, if a Red Coral is to be worn for Mars placed in the seventh house, this cannot be prescribed for the little finger due to Mars ruling Agni Tattva (fire element), which is opposed to the Vayu Tattva (Air element). Thus a Coral can only be worn in the ring finger (Agni Tattva / Fire) or middle finger (Prithvi Tattva / Earth). Just as the thumb is different from the other four fingers and in conjunction with them does all work, the Akasha Tattva (Ether element–symbolized by the Thumb) permeates all signs of the other elements and is the driving force / Dhi Shakti.

GEMSTONES AND ARUDHA LAGNA
Since the gemstones are taken for fulfilling the material pursuits in the life than anything else, the arudha lagna plays a very vital role in selection of the gemstones. Arudha Lagna shows the image in this world or in other words, the perception of the world related to the native. This is the material manifestation of the existantial reality of a person. Maharishi parashara says that planets in the twelfth of Arudha Lagna (AL) can show the sources of expenditure, while that in the 11th from the AL show the sources of Income. Even though the promise of the wealth can be seen from different dhana yogas in the horoscope and the strength of the 2nd, 11th and the trines, the sources and the quantum of the gains or losses can be seen from the Arudha.

Thus, it is very important to consider the placement of Planets with respect to the Arudha Lagna for final selection of an Gemstone. The following guidelines can help in such judgement:

1. If a planet is placed in or aspecting the 12th from the Arudha Lagna, the gemstone for such planet can increase the expenditure of the native. Malefics are well placed here as it confer rajayoga while placed here in addition to the expenses shown. However one must remember that planets placed here shows the persons who would secretly oppose the native in various activities. So the gemstones of such planets to be chosen after careful consideration of all factors involved.

2. The gemstone of a planet placed in or aspecting the 11th from Arudha Lagna shall give income from the sources indicated by the planet. The sources can be known by judging both the functional as well as natural significations of the concerned planet.

3. The 2nd and 7th house from the Arudha Lagna are the houses of sustainance of the Image. They should be occupied by benefics or exalted planets. If they are occupied by malefics, the gemstones of such planets can cause fall of image and troubles in career and various other troubles. In addition the planets in the 7th from Arudha lagna shows the persons who would openly oppose the person in various activities, and this is more true with respect to the Malefics. Thus if benefics are placed in the 7th from the Arudha Lagna, their gemstones can be given, provided the native can withstand the opposition shown by the concerned planet.

4. The planets in the Arudha Lagna shows how the world perceives the native. The presence of Moon or Jupiter in the Arudha Lagna gives long lasting fame. They should otherwise be placed with benefics or exalted planets and gemstones of such Moon, Jupiter, benefics or exalted planets can be beneficial to the native, otherwise it can be harmful.

Similarly the lord of the Arudha Lagna should ideally be well placed in either exaltation, mulatrikona, own house or friends house. If gemstone of such planets is worn, it would benefit the native by uplifting his image. If such planet is in fall or unfavourably placed, then the gemstone of the planet, countering the evil has to be worn (please refer to relevant section for more information on this)

5. Malefics in the 3rd or 6th gives material success whereas benefics in these places makes the person spiritual, unless they are debilitated. Thus wearing the gemstones of the malefics placed in 3rd or 6th can help in fulfilment of objectives and gaining over all odds. However, malefics in the 3rd from AL can be detrimental to the health and longevity, thus while prescribing the gemstones, one need to consider this factor as well.

6. The eighth house is also very crucial in a way that it controls the longevity of the person. Malefics placed over there can harm the health of the person and also the image. Stones of such malefics placed there should never be worn.

7. All planets either be benefics or malefics give good results and financial gains while placed in the 9th house from the arudha Lagna. Unless any other adverse yogas exist, gemstone of such planet would be beneficial to the native.

8. 10th house shows the impact of a planet in the native's career. Benefics are best suited here and malefics are prohibited. For example, if Saturn is placed in such 10th, then the career becomes a bed of thorne for the native.


DETAILS OF GEMSTONES

RUBY is the precious stone that occurs as a red, transparent variety of the mineral corundum. It is symbolic of excellent health, vigor, love and passion, an aid to firm friendship, and believed to ensure beauty. It strengthens the heart and blood circulation, makes one bold and courageous and eliminates depression, sadness or sensuality. Increase name and fame. Its color ranges from purplish red (called Pigeon Blood) or bluish red to a yellowish red. When cut into a cabochon (a non-convex) form, some specimens of ruby exhibit asterism i.e. a six-rayed star can be seen in the interior of the stone. These are called star rubies and are very highly prized. Burmese rubies are considered the finest. The ruby is a very brilliant, hard, durable, and wearable stone.




PEARL is a lustrous concretion consisting mainly of Nacre (Popularly called mother-of pearl), which is the substance forming the inner layers of the mollusc shells. The pearl is an abnormal growth due to a minute foreign particle invading the body of the mollusc. The particle irritates the mollusc and becomes coated with layers of Nacre. Both marine and freshwater molluscs produce pearls. Spherical pearls are the best. A Bouton pearl is hemispherical. If a solid pearl has an irregular shape, it is known as a Baroque pearl. Pearls are commonly known as pear, bell, or drop, according to the shape. Pearl coloration varies as white, black, rose, and cream.

Natural, spherical pearls have been cultured successfully since 1920. This is controlled, but natural and these pearls can also be used as astrological gems. Artificial pearls, in contrast to cultured pearls, are entirely artificial, made largely of glass and should be rejected. A good pearl strengthens mental faculties, calms emotions and increases peace of mind. This is an excellent gem for meditation.


RED CORAL is a large class of marine invertebrates characterized by a protective calcium carbonate or horny skeleton (also called coral). Corals are divided into two subclasses, based on differences in their radial symmetry (symmetry around a central axis) of eight-tentacle animals, each with an internal skeleton or six-tentacle (or multiples of six). The Red coral belongs to the eight-tentacle sub-class. It removes obstacles and averts accidents, discord and warfare. It is an asset in money matters and makes a person debt free. By purifying the blood it helps in pregnancy & childbirth besides curing boils.




EMERALD is the green variety of the mineral beryl making its wearer faithful & of fixed commitments. It helps in planning & forecasting by enhancing intuition & psychic powers. It sharpens the intellect and gives a photogenic memory thereby improving learning ability, communication and clairvoyance. Good for general health, particularly the nervous system, it also has the power of healing diseases of the eye. It has the colour of fresh young green grass as in the world's finest "drop of oil" emerald from Colombia.

Although a hard stone, emeralds chip easily since it somewhat brittle. Hence, special care should be given in wearing and handling. A common flaw reduction technique is to boil the emerald in oil (sometimes tinted green) and is actually good for the stone in light of its fragile nature. Oiling hides some of the whitish flaws (cracks) by filling the cracks and becomes an integral part of the emerald unless it is subjected to some type of degreasing procedure.



YELLOW SAPPHIRE the symbol of universal love and brotherhood, promotes general well being and spiritual knowledge. It is very helpful for pregnancy & childbirth. It nullifies Kuja Dosha and promotes marriage and controls a malefic Mars in preventing jaundice and liver diseases. Excellent for business stability and financial matters, it is one of nature's most wonderful gifts.

Topaz occurs not only in the transparent yellow, yellow brown, orange-brown, and pink-brown colours. It is a hard, brilliant stone but it is much rarer and much more expensive than the Citrine (Quartz) stones commonly sold as "Rio topaz," "Madeira topaz," "Spanish topaz," and "Palmeira topaz."



DIAMOND Induces purity and fearlessness. Gives artistic abilities and worldly happiness. Strengthens bones and is useful for combating diseases of the sex organs. Makes one more attractive.



BLUE SAPPHIRE The finest blue sapphires are from Burma and Kashmir. It counteracts enviousness from others and removes the evil eye thereby protecting from travel dangers and mental unrest and various forms of madness. It alleviates long-term misfortunes by causing a change of place/residence. Fine, brilliant, deep blue Burmese sapphires will surely dazzle the eye.



HESSONITE has smoky-red lustre. The other varieties are of honey colour.



CAT’S EYE is gem-quality chrysoberyl. With cabochon cut (oval, rounded form), a light-coloured line appears that moves as the gem is turned, giving the stone a resemblance to the eye of a cat. This phenomena called chatoyance (asterism) is caused by a parallel arrangement of fine fibres of either foreign substance or minute hollow tubules.


(To be continued...)

51 comments:

Bharat said...

Respected Poddarji:

Awaiting the next post on Gemstones. Plz post something on rahu/ketu gemstones and for signs having dual ownerships.

Hare Krishna

Bharat

alok said...

please clarify ,if moon is debiltated in rasi and attains vargottam status should gemstone be recommended to strenthen the moon.Similarily if rahu and ketu become vargottam should they be also strenthened.It would be kind of you if u can e-mail me at c12alok@rediffmail.com

Sarajit Poddar said...

Hello Alok,

All depends on whether Moon is favourable to your Lagna or not. If Moon is favourable, then you can take the stone for Moon or Moon's dispositor, if it is cancelling the debilitation.

However, if Moon is a unfavourable to your Lagna then vargottama debilitation of Moon can be quite troublesome.

In my own horoscope Moon is debilitated vargottama and since it happens to be the eighth lord, I chose not to wear a gemstone.

Best Wishes

alok said...

Hello Sarajit,
Thank you for clarifying.In my case moon as lord of 12th house is in the fourth house along with sat and rahu in scorpio and mars is placed in 7th house in aquarius .As per requirement for neechabhanga the moon is placed in kendra from lagna and its dispositor is placed in kendra both from lagna and moon. Should I wear stone for moon.

Sarajit Poddar said...

Dear Alok,

Since Moon happens to be the 12th lord , its stone will not bring you any benefit in this material world. However, placement of debilitated 12th lord in the 4th house can be troublesome for both mental health and mother. I would suggest, strenthen Mars, who happens to be your yogakaraka and is causing the Neechabhanga of Moon. If Mars is rendered strong, Moon would get stronger too, in a way.

Hope this helps.

alok said...

Respected Poddarji
Thank you for your advice.I would also like to get my horoscope analysed , as I am passing through very tough time and do not understand the cause for taking remedial measures.I am a learner of astrology .Is it possible for me to join classes.

Swahilya said...

Poddarji, a very prolific blogsite. Lot's of work. I am very impressed with your description about the soul being trapped in illusion.
Namaste. Swaha.

sunnykpv said...

Respected Poddarji,
I have some interest in Astrology and I am a student of it.
I wanted to ask you for a remedy regards to my planets in my chart.
1) lagna is Sagi and moon the owner of the 8th house is debilitated in 12th(scorpio)(Some have said this is VRY)Do ineed to wear a gemstone.
2) Mars owner of 12th is sitting in cancer (debilitated)in 8th (again VRY). some one suggested to wear a coral in a traingle with a point towards me. is this needed?
3) Venus is owner of 6th and placed in 6th (again a VRY).
I am not sure of these VRYs but one thing is for sure as all these mounts are very well developed in my palm of both hands
Please suggest any remedies
Thanks

Vinod said...

Thanks for the detailed analysis!

You have said that the ring finger is "Angushtana". Doesn't that refer to the thumb? I believe the ring finger is "Anamika".

Regards.

Sarajit Poddar said...

Yes, the sanskrit names for the fingers are Angustha-Thumb, Tarjani- Index finger, Madhyama- Middle finger, Anamika- Ring finger and Kanishtika- Little finger.

Anonymous said...

hi,
is it advisable to wear diamond for a scorpio lagna, if venus the lord of 7th and 12th is debitilated.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Poddar, I love this selection of information that you are offering. This blog is a source of a lot of information that I'm excited to learn about. I'm born with a Kumbha lagna, Mithuna rashi. Currently going to through Saade Saati. Mars is in 10th house and Shani is in 4th. Having many difficulties and have been told to wear a coral (povla) ring in my right hand ring finger. Another person told me to wear a neelam in my middle finger. Will the neelam harm me? Thank you in advance.

Sarajit Poddar said...

For Kumbha Lagna, Mars becomes a Badhakesh, being the 11th lord for a Chara (movable) Lagna. Wearing the stone of a badhakesh is not allowed.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sarajit,

You mention Saturn in 10th from Lagna is not good for career. What is Saturn is a Yogakaraka (Tula Lagna).Also if there is Dharma-Karma adhipati yogam in 7th house, what are implications in career.

kvra said...

this article is very informative. I have come accross many new ways of prescribing gemstones as per the planetary position in a chart. prescribing gemstones based on arudha is entirely a new concept for me kindly intimate the source for that.

ramanaakv.

Anonymous said...

Hi I am cancer Lagna in Lagna Jupiter Excalted And Retrograded)lagna Lord Debilated in Scoripo with Venus what Gem stone Should i wear My Email id is Shreeraam@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

A brief about me .....

Mine is Libra Lagna, Lagna lord "venus" is also a lord of 8th house & actually posited along with sun & mercury in the 9th house in gemini sign. saturn is a lord of 4th & 5th house and posited in 10th house in cancer sign. mars is a lord of 2nd & 7th house and posited in 11th house in leo sign........Now, my question is which gemstone will suit me better, will bring wordly success and won't disturb my marriage life, my career and other things.and secondly, would I get a success in ajob or in a business ....thanks

venkata ramana said...

Dear sarajit,

I have been advised to wear a diamond ring on my index finger, which i did and now i request you whether i have to continue this on index finger or should i change it to ring finger as per your article.

please do advise.

Anonymous said...

Shri Sarajit ji,
You are taking Kaama Trikona for little finger and it should be 3rd finger..
Regards

neesha said...

I had few queries regd. reading the navamsha and I would be great if you could clarify those -

In a horoscope vunus is exalted in navamsha in 6th house. It is good or bad?
Also Jupiter is vargottma(same sign in rashi and navamsha) is in placed in ascendant in navamsha. Is jupiter in 1st or 7th house is(navamsha) not considered good?

Also the lord of 7th house in navamsha is mars and it is debilitated in navamsha, again what kind of results will it give.

please clarify,
Thanks.

Ravi said...

Hi Sarajit,

Can one wear emerald with red coral.

How to choose the gemstone if the lord of 4th and 9th house (mars) is debilitated.

Also lord of 2nd house and 11th house (mercury) is debilitated causing daridra yoga.

So can we wear both Emerald + Red Coral to strengthen all the houses (2nd, 11th, 4th, 9th).

Regards,

Ravi

Nifty predictions that makes money said...

Dear Sir,
Thanks for the detailed analysis. Are these calculations to be taken from Lagna chart or Navamsa chart or both? Which chart is more important for ascertaining the yogas and strong planets?

Anonymous said...

Dear Sarajit,
Please can you comment what to recommend what to recommend when yogakarak is also badhakesh and placed in 12th from lagna.

Many Thanks
Soul Sadhak

madhu said...

dear all

i was recently adviced to remove the yellow sapphire i was wearing as guru and shani are conjunct to closest degree in 3rd house from lagna in kanya rasi aspecting moon in 9th house from lagna,as it seems that wearing stone for guru increases shani aswell,is this true? i was adviced instead to wear stone for budha though budha and ketu are conjunct in 7th house..will wearing stone for budha increase ketu aswell?

viikkas said...

Mr Poddar is it advisable to wear a gemstone like Ruby during Sadesati if it is suitable as per ones chart

Soul Sadhak said...

Dear Sarajit,
For Mo as lagna lord, debil in 5th house, lord Ke debilitated in 12th house, but debilitation being cancelled by Ve (lord of sign of Mo's exaltation) being in kendra (lagna) and nakshatra dispositor of Mo is Me in kendra (lagna)but retrograde, stone for Mo is fine i suppose - am i right?
also, stone for Ve wud be good (considering other aspects ok), but Me not godd since it lords dusthana (12h - gemini) - please advise.

many thanx
soulsadhak

CST said...

Classic Chart for GEM Suggestion

Dear Mr. Sarjit,

May i seek your kind advisde on GEM for below chart?

Aries Lagna
Lagna Lord placed in 9th house

Sun/Moon/Mercury (R)in 10th House Capricorn

Guru/Shukra in 11th house Aqu

Ketu in 2nd House
Rahu in 8th House

Current MD Guru. Saturn AD

Problems in Married life, No concreate Career. Breaks in Job, I am in Debt, Mental depression, can't able to think and act always feel that, whatever decision i take it's wrong etc.
Living separately,

Could you pls help me to come-out of this tendencies and be successful in my all walks of life.

I am trying with sincerity and honesty but going noware...

Currently i am wearing Red Coral ring in my ring Fingure (RH) and
Neckless of small Red Corals made of silver chain.

Pls guide me

Anonymous said...

Poddarjee,

I am mithun rashi/kanya lagna.I am wearing diamond and emerald in my right hand. Should I wear neelam in my right hand as well?

Deepak said...

Dear sarajit ji

I had gone through all mp3 lectures and blogs by you and sanjay ji. I have one query regarding yuti yoga, which iam unable to sort out.

I. If venus(9th+2nd lord) conjuncts mars( 3rd+8th lord) in 9th house, then what is the result of this yuti. which planet becomes shubha and which becomes a shubha? whose gem would you recommend?

II Similarily if mercury( 1st+10th lord) conjuncts surya (12th lord) in 10th house, what will be result of such yuti? whose gem would you recommend???

Plz help

DEEPAK N.

deepak said...

How r u , its been a long time since we got your precious replies.

In the meantime i had gone through all mp3 lectures by you and sanjay ji. I have one query regarding yuti yoga, which iam unable to sort out.

I. If venus(9th+2nd lord) conjuncts mars( 3rd+8th lord) in 9th house, then what is the result of this yuti. which planet becomes shubha and which becomes a shubha?

II Similarily if mercury( 1st+10th lord) conjuncts surya (12th lord) in 10th house, what will be result of such yuti???

Plz help

DEEPAK N.

Anonymous said...

My name is Neeraj and i was born on 12/12/74 at 12:45 pm in Delhi. Someone has recommended me to wear Gomed as rahu is in ninth house causing demage to my fortune. Before this suggestion other person told me to wear sindhuri coral. I am confused. Kindly give me a suggestion from your end. Thanks. My email address is neeraj_gold@yahoo.com.

Sarajit Poddar said...

Any natural malefics either aspecting or is placed in the 9th house brings strife and struggles. Among all, Rahu is the most diabolical and its presence in the 9th is quite adverse to the native. For such cases, it is advisable to wear yellow sapphire in ring finger and not Gomed. Wearing Gomed is instead extremely detrimental.

Anonymous said...

Dear Poddarji,

We may need either to add or balance beneficial energies if less OR to remove these if in excess. As a general rule, should we wear gem stones for strong karak plannets(1,5,9 th houses)or friendly plannets to relevant to lagna lord?

How can we strengthen weak karakas? Two types of things are indicated to increase benefic effects related to any plannet; 1. wearing/donating/fasting etc.(non-ingestion type) 2. Ingesting foods related to any plannets. Does it indicate two types of modalities related to strong & weal karakas respectively? In this sense, can right hand be used for giving/removing excess energy(of strong plannet) & left hand for gaining energy(of weak karkas) & not to use any remedial measures for akarkas & neutrals to lagna?
Best regards.
Kumar

Sarajit Poddar said...

Yes, it is always good to strengthen the karak for the lagna as well as the friend of the lagna lord. There is nothing called excess of beneficial energies as the more is the better.

1. wearing/donating/fasting etc.(non-ingestion type)

Donation actually reduces the effect of the karaka whereas accepting things from others strengthen the karaka. Thus if you donate cow to someone, it reduces the effect of Moon.You should do it only if there are affliction to Moon and you want to reduce the affliction. To strengthen Moon on the other hand, you should get more cows :-).

2. Ingesting foods related to any planets.

The effect of the planet on you is more when you ingest food related to the karaka. Thus, if planets causing harm to you in your horoscope, you should refrain from ingesting things related to those planets.


Does it indicate two types of modalities related to strong & weak karakas respectively?

There is one more modality, to do the mantras and worship the deity shown by the planet. This is done to remove afflictions/ blemishes of a planet, instead of making them strong or weak.

In this sense, can right hand be used for giving/removing excess energy(of strong planet) & left hand for gaining energy(of weak karkas) & not to use any remedial measures for akarkas & neutrals to lagna?

For Akarak, you can use the mantras and worship. Left hand gemstones are only used for a very specific period and not for very long. Remember that if you weaken a akarak, then the natural karakatva of the planet also suffer along with the functional akarakatva. So you need to be careful.

Anonymous said...

From Kumar,

Poddarji, Many thanks for explaining in detail. As per our body's mechanism and constitution, few substances can be beneficial other harmful(need not to be similar in all). If we take any substance(both type), beneficial can be good till it is not in excess and harmful can be harmful till body resist its effect. Let us say, if any substance is taken in excess, it can accumulate & body system can resist its effects. I feel, sptitual/energetic stimulations(by gems, fasting, donating, cloth wearing, mantra etc.) we can make resisted substance bioactive showing the effects. Substances which are not in excess in body are already bioactive but can become more active on their energetic simulations. By ingestion, we can make substances which are defficient/weak more active and which are normal, ingestion can accumulate or resist these resulting their bio-inactiveness. Considering plannet in "ooch" may mean stronger or in excess(say 100%) whereas in "nech" as 0%). In between can be from 1 to 99% & bioactiveness can be best at say 50%. In this thought, very strong and very weak plannets can both be odd and may need remedial measures esp. after growing age whereas medium type may not. So I request to guide me, in this sense. Can't we consider stroger karkas as inactive stars so problematic whereas stronger akarkas as resisted, are not probalematic. This aspect corelates with other energetic healing systems.
Furthur, I am not sure about other non-ingesting type measures as taking related donations, doing business related materials to plannets, wearing gems, mantra's(either speaking loud, just murmuring(just lip movement no voice) or just thinking(no lips movement no voice) express removals, neutral and adding/ingestion type impacts. So pls guide me about ingesting/adding/material type and non-ingesting/removing/energy type practices. Can we consider it as an ingestion/adding, if we accept or purchage related substances to any plannet, wear gemes/metals/clothes, chant mantra etc. as in ingestion alike we eat related foods?
Best regards & wishes.
Kumar

Anonymous said...

Poddarji,

Furthur to my last post, Listening of mantras is also to be evalued as either taking or giving. I am bit unclear, whether any other practice than ingestion of things related to any plannet can be adding to weak plannets. In your example of cows, logic may be that when you take cows, you will get and take more milk. As milk is related to moon, it can strengthen the moon. In ayurveda, gems bhasma/pisti etc. is used. Probably that may express as an addition or taking. As adding or removing to plannet's strength is an issue of great importance, it can be very very important to understand, what is weakening or strenthening(removing or recieving) to karkas. So please tell me more about it.

Furthur, whether it is valid to take such remedial measures related to "samas" and "akaarak" plannets to lagna by wearing gemstones, meatals or by ingestions?

In grahbal consideration many aspects which either strengthen or weakens plannets are not aken into consideration eg; dristi, conjunctions, degree in any bhavabaal-yuva mirit etc., aasat by Sun, plannets in own, friendly or enimacal rashi etc. How to decide real strength of any plannet?

Whether placement degree of any plannet in any bhava (baal,kumar, yuva & mirit) makes that plannet weak or strong for all purpose or just for the purpose of that bhava only?

Best regards.
Kumar

Anonymous said...

Dear Sarajitji,

Will you please tell, how weight of any gem is decided? Whether same weight of any gem is valid for all people or different people need to wear different size of suitable gems?

Furthur, are there gems/grahas which can decrease or increase affects of other stars, say; neech rashi lord and its gem decreases affect in which a plannet in in neech(eg; Mangal in Makar)?
Best regards.
Meghali

Anonymous said...

Dear Poddarji,

Sorry, if I am bothering you much. I just want to clear few points.

Any plannet is thought to be beneficial or harmful etc.as under:-
1. By its "Grah bal".
2. By placement in its oachh/friend & Neech/enimacal etc. sign.
3. By its kaarak/sam or aaarak to any lagna.
Other aspects can be relevant to above and may also decrease or increase the effects. I just want to know difference in strength(grah bal) of any plannet & its good (oachh) or bad (neech) type givin effects. I mean strength is one aspect whereas oachh(good) or neech(bad) AND its kaarak/akaarak is another aspect. Is it necessary that strong plannet by more grah bal will produce good effects?

Can you also tell something about counter stars which are oachh in others neech rashis and vice versa i.e. Sun-Satrun(1-7), Mar-Jup(10-4), Mer-Venus(6-12)& Rahu-Ketu(2-6). Moon is not relevant to this aspect. As such, can such counter stars nagate effects of each other(Please think about red & yellow related to Mar-Jup can also be related to red-Yellow complexions).

Best regards.

raj said...

Respected Poddarji
Name: Gurdip Singh
DOB: DEC 03 1982
Place: Banga, Punjab, India
Time: 0415am

Right now i wearing a neelam (right hand and 2 finger)and panna (right hand little finger. Should i be diamond for marriage and Yellow Sapphire for success? Right now, I am living in Boston, Mass, USA. Please help me which ever way you can.It would be kind of you if u can e-mail me at wadwal@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Dear Poddarji,

Natural malefic stars eg; Sun, Mar, Satrun, Rahu & Ketu are considered good in 3-6-11th rasi from lagna & moon. Otherway, stars in these houses & house lords of these are considered bad. For example, for aries lagna, Mar is lagna lord as well as 8th house lord. If Mar is placed in sixth house, it is good. In all these views, how it can be decided, what is good and bad?

Best regards.

Kumar

Anonymous said...

Sorry, one more question;

There is a difference in consideration of ayanamsa and dasha considerations by well reputed astrologers. As per KP, Lahri & raman, ayanamsa of today at Delhi is considereed as 23:51:44, 23:58:22 & 22:31:31 respectively. Few consider visomtari dasa other ashotri dasa etc. These can cause substancial difference in stars placements, stars movements, ashtakvargas, dasa timings etc. Under this consideration, will it not be better to consider prediction on gross basis intead of minute/accurate time basis? How cn we be very sure about accurate time prediction?

Best regards.

Sarajit Poddar said...

You are right in difference in opinions among astrologers on various ayanamsa. I cannot vouch for the accuracy of ayanamsa used by others. Most astrologers however follow Lahiri Ayanamsa and I also follow it since it gives more consistent results. Anyway difference in ayanamsa can cause variations in the rasi chart in very small number of cases, hence, in majority of the horoscopes, the judgment will still be accurate.

About the different dasas used by different astrologers, they just show different aspect of the same thing and hence should not make the predictions gross.

Anonymous said...

Poddarji, Thanks for reply. Yes, there can be a difference only in few cases esp. when rashi placement of any star is considered. But will it not make important difference in case of astavarga & Dasha timings consideration? More than 1 degree difference in moon placement can change dasha timings substantially resulting inaccurate predictions.

Best wishes.
Kumar

Aman said...

Dear Mr Poddar,

After discovering your blog i have also been fortunate to discover the Sh Narasimha and Sh Rath's sites and their continued contribution in making the scientic aspects of astrology more availabel to public.

I have a few queries for which i request your precious attention and time.

DOB: 26 March 1968
TOB: 15:15:00
POB: Agra ( Uttar Pradesh) India

Rashi: Kumbh ( Aquaries)
Lagna : Cancer

Planet Placements:

Birth Chart
JuR: 2nd Hs
Ketu: 3rd Hs
Ve, Me, Mo: 8th Hs
Su, Sa, Ra: 9th Hs
Ma: 10th Hs

Navamsha

Me,Ve: 1st Hs
JuR, Ma: 3rd Hs
Ke: 6th Hs
Su: 8th Hs
Sa, Mo: 11th Hs
Ra: 12th Hs

Current Mahadasha: Saturn & Antardasha: Rahu

My queries are:

1. I am wearing neelam, pukhraj and Moti. R they advisable for me to continue to wear, and if yes till when or in which periods.

2. Though i am doing pretty well in service and financially, I am not satisfied with the work and am looking for suitable change. Is it possible in the near future? if yes when?

3. My next dasha is mercury. Pls advise how will it affect my life.

Om tat sat

Anonymous said...

thanks...very helpful post sir...keep it up :)

NIRANJAN said...

Namaste Mr poddar
The article on gem stone is refreshing one.I am practising and studying astrology in bangalore and I do refer Dr B.V Raman,Sri Sanjay rahth etc etc.The articles in these blogs are very informative and to be more informative my only suggestion is please mention the source from puranas and the sanskrit shlokas attached to it as it becomes more athenticated to people like us who are very interested in the deep source of astrologoy and where in we are not able to possess all the required material for this purpose.

Please give examples on prescribing gems on the basis of AL,and for your information I have done to some of my clients which has quite marvelous effect.

Niranjan Kaushik
Hari Om

S said...

Dear Shri Poddarji,

Namaste, Really good analysis is being made on the forum.

Sir, My DOB is 23rd March 1965. Time of Birth is 12.04 noon. Place of birth Vijayawada ( Andhra Pradesh ).

I have got one query for which I am seeking your kind help. I want to know about my career.

a) How would it be, will there be any change. Presently I am working as GM in a company but there is no job satisfaction, though I get good amount of money. I am frantically trying. Will I succedd. Pl clarify.

b) What stone should I wear for Success in Career. Can I wear Neelam ( Saturn Stone). Pl suggest.

I am eagerly waiting for your kind words.

Maadhava Kumar

S said...

Dear Shri Poddarji,

My DOB was 23rd march 1965 born at Vijayawada ( AP ) at 12.04 noon.

will u please let me know my future as regards Career. Presently in terrific tension and doing as GM. will I change my job if so when it will happen? Kindly clarify.

What about wearing a Neelam ( saturn stone) to boost up my Career chances. Or suggest any other gem that is suitable.

Awaiting for your help please.

With regards,

S. Maadhava Kumar

vijay said...

dear sir my name is vijay, i need to get my horoscope sorted out, please get in touch with me on - vijaynath777@gmail.com, i am based in brisbane austraila, will be glad to hear from you.
with thanks,
vijay.

Swapna said...

Dear Poddarji,

I have strong Retro and Combust Venus(VeR: 8:54),Venus being one of the yogakarakas, Lord of 5th and 10th houses, Venus is Exalted in Navamsa. I have been guided to wear a Diamond, if not a White Sapphire. But I did not get your point that is mentioned in your article when explained about GemStone for Venus, last but one line Planet in Fall: White Sapphire. What does that mean? Can I wear White Sapphire as a substitute for diamond? Please Clarify.

lakshmi said...

Namashkar Poddar Guru Ji,

This is Lakshminarayana,I must need your guidence/help at this situation.Present i am suffereing with so many problems in family /officially.
1.Major Financial problems.
2.No satisfaction at work.
3.there is no good relation with
parents.
4.No greate sucsess in life.
5.Having so many thoughts in mind,but could not able to implement one atleast.And lot many.
6.Which is teh right job for me(Now i am doing as a software engineer,but no finacially and self satisfaction)
My Birth Details:

Name:Lakshminarayana A
DOB: 12-12 1976
Time :9.30 AM
Place:Jammalamadugu (Andrapradesh)

Guruji,Please help me,to overcome my problems.Suggest me please which are all the Gemstones will usefull( Now i am wearing Emerald for ring finger).I am in debts even though i am earbning much amount for month by job.Please help me guruji.
Regards
Lakshmi