Since time immemorial man kind has benefited from the Ancient Indian knowledge of gemstones. Primarily the use of the nine planetary gemstones for optimization of life’s potential is famous but in the section we will discuss some other important gemstones that have been a essential part of astrological and healing practices and have benefitted mankind equally as the precious gemstones. Here is a semi precious gemstones list used in Indian Astrology
Turquoise Firoza (Indian)
The turquoise is a healing gemstone representing the healing power of Venus and Neptune. Wearing a consecrated and an energized turquoise leads to increase of respect in society, success and happiness. It is believed to remove the effect of poisonous substances.
Highly beneficial in remedies of the gastric system, chest and eye problems! A person wearing an energized and a blessed turquoise will be protected from evil eye and occult practices and spells.
In olden times it was the favorite gemstone of the warriors and adventures for it protects from the fear of unknown, many cultures have used turquoise for wealth increasing esoteric Practices.
It’s a fact that a turquoise will change its color before any major calamity or accident indicating is wiser to be on guard and take preventive action
Method of Use
Turquoise can be worn in a silver pendant touching the thymus gland area (just above the first rib bone) or in the middle finger of right hand for gents and left hand for the ladies.
Kindly ensure that the metal for setting the ring/pendant should only in silver and the turquoise should be genuine and natural. Do not wear manufactured or color enhanced turquoise.
The minimum weight of the gemstone should be 3-5 carat. The gemstone can be set in a pendant /ring on a Wednesday and after proper blessing and consecration rituals should be worn on a Friday at time chosen by electional astrology. Ensure open setting for the pendant /ring so that the turquoise touches the skin completely
Lapis lazuli / lazwarth (Indian)
The deep blue color lapis lazuli /Lazwarth with Golden speckles signify peace and tranquility. Recommended in the Indian sacred texts to cure the malefic effects of Rahu the north node of the moon! The touch of the consecrated and energized lapis lazuli makes a person “un–hurried” and peaceful. This gemstone removes fear complex and nervousness. It increases self-confidence and motivation removes deep seated disappointments and turns the individual towards the path of spirituality.
Used in occult practices all over the world, it improves relationships. It is of great benefit for children as it removes the effects of evil eye.
Method of use
Lapis lazuli should be worn in silver as a ring/pendant touching the thymus gland area (Just above the first rib bone) or as a ring in the middle finger right hand for men and the middle finger of left hand for the ladies the minimum weight of the gemstone should be 4+Carats.
The gemstone should be set in silver on a Wednesday and after proper consecration and blessing rituals should be worn on a Saturday in an auspicious time period selected by electional astrology. Ensure that the gemstone is natural non manufactured and non color enhanced. Also ensure open setting for the pendant /ring so that the lapis lazuli touches the skin completely
Amethyst /Katela (Indian)
Also known as Jambu ratna /Neelragmani in Sanskrit (The ancient language in which the Vedas- Immortal sacred texts have been written). The amethyst /katela is also a substitute gemstone for planet Saturn.It also removes negative thinking, fear of the unknown and deep seated complexes. It is a transparent gemstone which has violet indigo colored shade and hue. This gemstone is a favorite crystal of healers it balances the chakras and suppresses the negative desires. It removes migraine like headaches and has been of great use to individuals suffering from sleep disorders and insomnia.
Individuals having alcohol and drug addiction and having the desire to leave these harmful substances should wear an amethyst
Method of use
Amethyst should be set in a silver pendent or a ring on Friday and should be worn on a Saturday in an auspicious time selected by electional astrology. The minimum weight should be 2-4 carats and above. The gemstone should have open face setting and should be natural and non manufactured
Citrine /Sunhela (Indian)
Also known as the peeta sphatika in Sanskrit the golden topaz is the gemstone of the planet of good luck, fate and future-Jupiter. It is especially beneficial for diseases of the lungs and the gastric system those individuals who have a fear of the dark should use golden topaz. It is the talisman of good luck and wealth. It signifies wealth and opulence.
Method of use Citrine can be set in silver or gold and worn on a Thursday in auspicious time period selected by electional astrology. The minimum weight of the gemstone should be 3-4carats.
It can be worn as a pendant in a silver chain touching the thymus gland area or in the index finger of right hand for men and the index finger of left hand in ladies. The pendant /ring should have open face setting so that the gemstone touches you skin completely. The golden topaz should be natural.
Discard heated and color enhanced citrines. Ensure that you use a natural crystal free from any treatment.
Guruji Shrii Arnav
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Guruji Shrii Arnav -Vedic Guru is also an internationally acclaimed planetary gemologist. An Accredited Jewellery Professional from the Gemological Institute of America at present he is the chief mentor of http://www.astromandir.com and http://www.gemstoneuniverse.com .He is also the chief Horoscope columnist of Deccan Herald- A leading Indian English daily.
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