Gems stones and its effects on the body
Gem stones are the most important remedial measure used in Vedic astrology. Gems possess the greatest power of any substances found on earth to transmit planetary influences. Most people who receive a Vedic astrological reading come away with a gem recommendation and think that without a gem stone, a reading is not complete.
Gem stones are formed by the cosmic rays transmitted through the planets. They represent the energies of the planets deposited on earth. Gems are the ultimate concentration of light energy in the mineral, a kind of condensed light that can hold and reflect the light of the stars.
Gems stones work on an etheric plane, bringing the astral light of the planets into the physical realm. They carry the influences to help and balance our aura or pattern of light – for example, the ruby for the sun and the pearl for the moon, correspond with particular planets and can serve as conduits for the energy.
Vedic astrology has its own complex yet precise system for determining which gems to wear, how to wear them and what their effects are.
Garnet is the stone for January. Garnets are used for protection and it is believed that garnets protect the wearer from any sort of evil.
Amethyst or the blood stone is the stone for February, the amethyst is purple in colour and the colour purple is the colour of royalty and spirituality.
Aquamarine is the stone for March; it is blue/green in colour and the stone bestows courage, insight and victory.
Diamond is the stone for April and it enhances trust and love. The ancient Hindus called the diamond “Vajra” (lighting) because of the light it emits.
Emerald is the stone for May and it symbolises serenity and peace of mind.
Pearl and moon stone are the stones for June, it calms the mind.
Ruby is the stone for July, it represents eternal love.
The Peridot is the stone for August, it brings energies from the aura to the physical body.
Blue Sapphire is the stone for September, it brings clarity and clears mental garbage.
Opal or Tourmaline is the stone for October and tourmaline is the crystal for the heart charka.
Citrine or yellow Topaz are the stones for November; in ancient times the Citrine was carried to protect against evil thoughts.
Blue Topaz is the stone for December and topaz helps for insomnia and protects against the effects of asthma.