January 16th, 2006
Since the civilization has started penetrating in the society, brilliant, shiny, colourful shells, stones and crystals have fascinated man. Their holding made him more important than others. Favorable gems bring about name, fame, money and power and make your life easier as Gems have always been considered to bring peace, calmness, prosperity and happiness in a person’s life. Gems are praised by Ancient scriptures across the world as powerful agents of vigourness that influence human fate and destiny, induce good energy and the negative energy that produces sickness and suffering is expelled.
A major tantrik scripture in Tantra Sara is a human body stated to be an island of nine gems. These nine gems correspond to the nine dhatus(ingredients) of which the human body is composed of known as navratna. The relationship of gems with the human organism is clearly given by the Tantra Sara in the statement of their correspondence to the nav-ratnas. Wearing these gems influences the dhatus and the psychophysical well-being.
The origin of gems and their relationship with the nine planets is beatifuly explained in the stories of puranas. The nav-ratna(nine gems) are divided into two groups:-Precious and Semi-precious. Diamond, pearl, Ruby, Blue-Sapphire and Emerald are precious gems whereas hessonite, yellow sapphire, cat’s eye and coral fall in the category of semi-precious gems. The analysis of two categories is not done on the basis of market value of the gems nor on their brilliance, luster or durability. This division is based on their utility and their influence on the human psyche, body, chemistry and electro magnetic field
As the relationship of gems to planets is already being explained, thus most of the Indian astrologers and gem therapists agree on the use of gemstone related to the moon sign(rashi).(The moon sign means the placement of moon in a particular sign of the Zodiac). It is not always beneficial to select gemstones just because they are related to moon sign(rashi) but it also adds the energy of the planet related to the gem and if the planet is badly aspected it will only add to one’s problems. Hence it is always mandatory to consult a gem therapist or a good astrologer before selecting a gem.
As each finger is related to a particular planet it is always advisable to wear the rings of different gems on different fingers . As a general rule, the ring finger is the best for wearing rings, but the ring should be worn on the finger connected with the planet. This belief is quite popular and more in trend these days thus sometimes we see people wearing rings on many fingers. There is also distinction between the right and left hand: the right hand is solar and the left hand is lunar. If a person seeks balance in life then he has to wear a ring with the gem, related with the planets Sun, Mars, Saturn,Rahu and Ketu on the left hand(i.e solar gems on the lunar hand). The gems related with Moon, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter should be worn on the right hand. Hence gems worn on the appropriate fingers, will bring good health, prosperity, name and fame, saves one from wild animals, accidents, evil effects of poison and negative effects of ill-aspected planets.
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