Posted: Aug, 4, 2012
The healing powers and mystique of Gemstones have enchanted mankind since centuries. Ancient Vedic scriptures talk about gems and their healing properties. Ayurveda, which is the traditional Indian medicine, extensively mentions of medicinal preparations using natural Gemstones. Praval Pishti ( Made from Red Coral), Vajra Bhasma( Made from Diamond) and Muktha Pishti ( Made from Natural Pearl) are some of the well known examples.
What are the Chakras/ Energy Centres?
According to traditional Indian medicine, the human body is made up of 7 primary chakras. Chakra basically means wheel, and chakras are believed to contain the life force energy and considered to be the Prana in the human body. Chakras are energy centres located along the spine of the human body, starting from the base of the spine and going to the crown of the head. Every chakra responds to cetain colours and Chakra Gemstones
An Introduction to the Primary 7 chakras and the Gemstones of Each Chakra:
1) The MULDHARA chakra or Base chakra, which is located at the Perineum/Prostrate and associated with the testes/ovaries. This is also called the Root chakra, and if the root is weak, the tree will also be weak. This chakra controls the whole physical body. The cosmic colour is Red.
The emotion that affects the functions of the Muldhara chakra control is fear. One of the gems that can heal and energise that Muldhara chakra is the Natural Ruby, the gem of the King of all planets and the planet that is associated with strength – Sun.
2) The SWADHISTHANA chakra or the sacral chakra, which is located at the Sacrum/Coccyx and is associated with the pancreas. This chakra controls and energises the sexual functions and organs. The cosmic colour is Orange.
The emotion that affects the functions of the Swadhithana chakra is Guilt . One of the gems that can energise and optimise this chakra is a Natural Pearl, the gem of the planet of the Mind and soul and emotions – Moon.
3) The MANIPURA chakra or the Solar Plexus chakra, which is located at the region of the Adrenal glands/Navel Area. This chakra is responsible for the upward flow of energies, and controls blood pressure. The cosmic colour is Yellow.
The emotion that affects the smooth functioning of this chakra is Shame. One of the gems that can energise and heal this chakra is an Organic Red Coral, the gem of the planet of youth and energy and the strength of the zodiac – Mars.
4) The ANAHATA chakra or the heart chakra, which corresponds with the Thymus gland located at the chest/Heart area. This chakra has the ability to manifest all that your soul desires, and is associated with love and compassion. The cosmic colour is Green.
The emotion that disturbs this chakra is Sorrow . One of the healing gemstone for this chakra is a Natural Emerald, the gem for the planet of Communication – Mercury.
5) The VISHUDDA chakra of the throat chakra, which corresponds with the Thyroid gland/Throat and neck area. This chakra is associated with the judgement of right and wrong, creativity and self-expression, truth and lies. The cosmic colour is Blue.
The emotion that upsets the flow of energy through this chakra is Lies. One of the gems that can correct this is the Natural Yellow Sapphire, the gem of the planet of Truth and Justice – Jupiter
6) The AJNA chakra or brow chakra, which is linked to the Pineal gland/Third eye area. This Ajna means command. It is also the point where Shiva and Shakti become one. The cosmic colour is Indigo.
The emotion that interrupts the flow of energy through this chakra is illusion or Maya . And one of the gemstones that help to clear the blockages of this chakra is a Natural Diamond/White Sapphire, the gem of the planet of beauty and luxury – Venus.
7) The SAHASRARA chakra or the Crown chakra, associated with the Pituitary gland/Top of the head area. This is the chakra where the Kundalini is united with the cosmic energy. The cosmic colour is Violet.
The emotion that blocks this union is attachment, and one of the gemstones that help to remove these blockages is Natural Blue Sapphire, the gem of the Karmic planet – Saturn.
Even though nodes, Rahu and Ketu are not considered planets, they are still seen as the representation of the Ultra Violet and Infrared rays.
Rahu is seen as the representation of the Ultra Violet rays. Ketu is seen as the representation of the Infrared rays!
The gemstone of Rahu is Natural Hessonite and of Ketu is Natural Cat’s Eye.
It is not just a coincidence that there are not only 7 primary chakras and 7 basic colours, but also 7 basic planets according to Vedic astrology and traditional Indian medicine!
The KURMA PURANA states that the seven planets are to be seen as condensations of the seven cosmic rays. And the greatest condensation of the cosmic rays is in gems.
Each planet is also represented by a cosmic colour, as each planet represents a chakra, and the gemstone corresponding to the respective planet is believed to stimulate the corresponding chakra by harnessing the corresponding cosmic colour! How fascinating is the world of ancient Vedic wisdom!
Chakras-Controlling Planets and Cosmic Colors
The Vedic horoscope is also an indication as to which planet and chakra of an inpidual has to and can be stimulated and balanced by gem therapy for the optimization of the mind, body and soul. And in the hands of a competent Astro – gemmologist, this can work wonders in a person’s life and can help in optimizing materialistic, emotional and spiritual desires!
One should be cautious, sure and responsible while implementing Gem Therapy. Just as Gems can balance the Chakras and lead to harmony similarly wearing incorrect gemstones with incorrect weights can cause imbalance and disturbance.
Gaurav Kapur, PGA, Consultant - Gemstoneuniverse
Gaurav Kapur is a certified Planetary Gem Advisor from PGA Thailand and at present is a consultant at Gemstoneuniverse.com
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