Do gemstones actually bring about positive change when worn? This is a popular question among those interested in gemstones.
From our experience, the answer is a complicated one. Gemstones definitely work, but only if you follow the guidelines of Vedic astrology and the rituals associated with it. If you do not adhere to these regulations and the gemstone you are wearing is not suited to your individual needs, then the desired results will not manifest.
To explain this, consider the following example: if you have a severe headache, you cannot expect to be relieved of it by taking medication intended for stomach pain. Similarly, if you are wearing the wrong gemstone, you will fail to reap the benefits that it is known to provide.
That said, it is our opinion that gemstones do work, provided that the right one is chosen based on knowledgeable consultation and that the gemstone is an authentic and natural one. To further strengthen our stance on the matter, we shall now look at why gemstones do, and don’t work.
The Interplay of Light, Planets, and Human Beings through Gemstones
In India, Jyotish is the Sanskrit word for ‘science of light’. From the vantage point of today’s physicists, this science recognizes that our physical reality is composed of matter and energy, and that all of it can be ultimately traced back to light. In our true essence, human beings are effectively light forms manifested in physical bodies. What’s more, cosmic rays- that are composed of highly energetic photons- have even been observed to become physical matter.
Other examples of energy which can be observed in our universe are those emanating from the planets. These energies can be identified and measured through infrared (an electromagnetic radiation), and be translated into representations of sound and color.
Interesting to note is the fact that, when light is released from certain gems (ie. precious stones), the frequency is the same as that of the planets in our solar system. This helps us understand how certain Jyotish gems can, in rudimentary terms, affect the planetary influences on human beings. This is done by giving out light and color waves which can have an impact on our aura, as well as on our conscious and karmic states.
Jyotish gems can be compared to tuning forks; they are able to help us connect with the greater goodness of the universe. When the frequency of a flawless Jyotish gem resonates with the wearer, the result is a pleasant harmonic effect, akin to hearing the sound of an appropriate chord played on a guitar.
In cases when the gemstone is not suited for the person, a disharmonious effect appears due to the incompatible frequencies. In such cases, its discordant energy can lead to unfavourable behavior and can also affect our karma in a challenging way.
Law of Attraction
Vedic astrology is based on the scientific principle that ‘like attracts like’ and the highly important concept of the Law of Attraction. Everything in the Universe comprises of energy and this energy is constantly in motion and interacting with our own energy. We can recognize it when we feel happier when surrounded by certain colors or scents, and back ourselves when we come into contact with strong negative emotions. The idea is that the energy we send out is the energy we receive back; if our soul is ailing, the body will also follow suit. Gemstones are powerful tools to help permeate the energy surrounding us and enhance our own energy flow, thus helping to remove those pesky energy blockages.
Gemstones for Your Astrological Chart
It is wrong for people to select gemstones for themselves based on their birth month, horoscope, or date of birth. Seeking the help of an experienced astrologer is essential if you want to know which gems will work best for you. After studying your astrological chart, your astrologer may be able to advise you which gemstones will bring benefits and which will invite damaging influences.
According to Vedic astrology, there are nine planets that are represented by precious stones on earth. Your astrological chart must be studied carefully to determine which planets are in beneficial positions and which are in harmful ones. The gems you wear should relate to the positive planets in your chart, as wearing gems linked to the negative planets can bring bad luck.
From this, it should be clear why it is so important to have an expert astrologer guide you when it comes to choosing your gemstones.
The Dangers of Testing Gemstones
Testing gemstones by wearing them for three days is a bad practice that some astrologers suggest. They argue that it is beneficial for a person to try out a gemstone before wearing it, in order to know if it suits them or not.
However, it should be noted that gemstones are incredibly potent and if it does not awaken positive vibes in an individual’s life, it may lead to disastrous results. It is thus recommended to avoid this practice at all costs.
Astonishingly, only those astrologers who lack expertise when it comes to gemstones advise users to test them before wearing them, or those who have doubts in their own abilities.
The only exception to this is the blue sapphire gemstone, since it is a rather expensive and influential stone.
Gemstone Measurement: Carats versus Ratti
Many people have asked us whether they should buy gemstones based on ratti or carat measurements, or “what is the efficient ratti weight for me?”. It is important to know that, in terms of measurement, carats are the standard, not rattis. Therefore, when purchasing a stone, look for its carat measurement, not rattis.
Another misconception is that wearing a stone which is the correct weight will solve all of their problems. This is not always the case; the color, clarity, and overall quality of the stone also play a huge role in deciding whether it is beneficial or not.
Unmasking the Proxy Gemstones
Most colored stones do not contain any astrological benefits. In fact, only 10% of minerals possess any such powers. Unfortunately, fraudulent stone dealers will often try to deceive you by presenting lab-made stones or imitations as natural stones. In the event you purchase one of these stones and hope to gain astrological power from it, it will not be possible.
Only real, untreated gemstones can carry celestial powers. Unfortunately, dishonest gem traders have become skilled in creating fake stones which are very much alike to real stones, so it is almost impossible for a regular person to tell the difference.
Wearing real, unaltered stones is the only way one can receive astrological benefits from them.
Gaining the Advantages of Gemstones
Using gemstones in astrology is a complex yet rewarding process. After selecting your desired stone, the most important step is to perform the proper consecration and wearing. This is key to ensuring that the stone’s divine powers are embodied in your life. Each stone has its own method of advantage, and it is important to consult the relevant texts to ensure that the stone is worn correctly.
By adhering to the recommendations of Vedic astrology, you too can enjoy the benefits of gemstones in your life. Recent research suggests that nine out of ten people find that the use of stones can provide significant assistance in achieving their goals. So, if you are serious about taking advantage of the blessings of the stars, it is important to equip yourself with the correct knowledge and follow the guidelines related to the use of gemstones.
Gemstones Can Uplift Humanity
At Vedic Gemology, we believe that all things, both big and small, visible and invisible, are connected in some metaphysical way. This means that everything extends outward into the universe and inward to the very core of human physiology. Our understanding of precious gemstones in Jyotish and the power of light enables us to harmonise our consciousness and bring karma into balance in order to become the best versions of ourselves.
Gemstones can be beneficial to a person if they are worn based on the guidelines of Vedic astrology and following the rituals associated with it. The energy emanating from the planets can be identified and measured in infrared and with the frequencies of certain gems, as if they were tuning forks. It is important to consult an experienced astrologer to know which gemstones are beneficial to you. Gemstones should be authentic and natural and not tested before wearing. Moreover, the quality of the stones should also be taken into account. All these steps should be followed to ensure that the stones bring the desired results. Gemstones are effective tools to help in permeating the energy surrounding us and enhance our own energy flow as well as improving our karma. Finally, according to Vedic astrology, gemstones can help humanity in balancing our consciousness and becoming the best versions of ourselves.
1. Do gemstones really work ?
Yes, gemstones work, provided that the right one is chosen based on knowledgeable consultation and that the gemstone is an authentic and natural one.
2. What is Jyotish ?
Jyotish is the Sanskrit word for ‘science of light.’ This science recognizes that our physical reality is composed of matter and energy, and that all of it can be ultimately traced back to light.
3. What is the Law of Attraction ?
The Law of Attraction is the scientific principle that ‘like attracts like’ and everything in the Universe comprises of energy and this energy is constantly in motion and interacting with our own energy.
4. Should I pick gemstones based on my birth month or date of birth ?
No. It is wrong for people to select gemstones for themselves based on their birth month, horoscope, or date of birth. Seeking the help of an experienced astrologer is essential if you want to know which gems will work best for you.
5. Is it okay to test out gemstones before wearing them ?
No, it is not okay. Testing gemstones by wearing them for three days is a bad practice and may lead to disastrous results.
6. What is the efficient measurement to use when purchasing a stone ?
It is important to know that when purchasing a stone, look for its carat measurement, not rattis.
7. What is the best way to gain the benefits of gemstones ?
It is important to perform the proper consecration and wearing of the gemstone as this is key to ensuring that the stone’s divine powers are embodied in your life. Additionally, consulting relevant texts to ensure that the stone is worn correctly is essential.