Gemstones are of particular importance here. Gemstones carry very powerful
vibrations and should only be used to strengthen the Ascendant lord, or the benefic
planets/lords in the chart. Strengthening malefic planets/lords will certainly
strengthen the planet's energies, but will encourage their malefic influences as well.
Before using gemstones, one should seek advice from a competent Astrologer as
Gems are so powerful, and can give side effects when wrongly prescribed.
One should wear gems which are clear and without blemish.For best results one has to wear
only the highest quality. Natural gemstones should be used rather than synthetic gemstones which
have seen more recent popularity.
Gems can be worn around the neck or on the finger belonging to the particular planet,
or on the finger belonging to planets who are friends of the planet being
Jupiter is the index finger
Saturn is the middle finger
Sun is the ring finger ( Moon's gemstone can also be worn here)
Mercury is the little finger ( Venus's gemstone an also be worn here)
Rahu's gemstone is worn on the middle finger.
Ketu's gemstone is worn on the index finger.
Gemstones have to be set so that they touch the skin. They need to be purified
before being worn either by being bathed in the Moonlight of the waxing Moon, or
placed in a crystal of water overnight.
They have to be first put on at an auspicious time, such as the waxing Moon and on
the day ruled by the particular planet. A mantra belonging to the planet can also be
As we know the Sun rules one's confidence, identity, heart, circulation, and eyesight.
Afflictions to the Sun can cause lack of vitality, ego problems, poor eyesight, lack of
independence, lack of identity, and struggles in the material world, difficulty finding
recognition etc. A person with a weak Sun can suffer lethargy.
The Sun is weak in debilitation, under malefic aspects, particularly of the nodes, or
when placed in 6th, 8th and 12th houses.
It can be worn to strengthen the Sun. It has to be 2 carats set in Gold and worn on
the ring finger of the right hand. It can be first worn on a Sunday when the Moon is
One should not wear this Gem if they have strong Pitta in the chart, as it will make
the body too hot. The Sun should not rule malefic houses or be combusting benefic
planets. is also helpful.
The Moon governs body fluids, rules mind and emotions.
When it is afflicted we can suffer emotional difficulties, intimacy problems, lack of
peace, depression, moodiness, menstrual problems, weight problems, weak lungs,
The new or waning moon is weak, and when aspected by malefics or placed in
malefic houses. Saturn is a particularly difficult aspect on the Moon.
Gemstone-Pearl (preferably white)
It should be 2 carats, set in silver and worn on the left or right hand on the ring finger.
It should be first worn on a Monday, during the waxing or full Moon.
One should not wear the gem if the Moon rules malefic houses, or if one has a high
Mars governs our vital energy. When it is afflicted it can give lack of energy,
It can cause tendency to injuries, lack of sexual vitality, problems relating to the
Mars is weak when debilitated, or aspected by malefics and in difficult houses.
Gemstone -Red Coral
The Gem for Mars is red coral, 3 carats in size, set in gold and worn on the index or
ring finger of the right hand. The gem can be first worn on a Tuesday during the
If there is high Pitta in the chart one should not use this gem.
Mercury governs our intelligence, coordination skills, speech, and when weak will
bring harm to these areas.
Mercury weakness will give nervous disorders, allergies, communication and
Mercury is weak in difficult houses aspected by malefics.
Mercury's gem is an emerald 1 1/2 carats, set in gold worn on the middle finger of
right hand or the little finger.
The ring can be first put on a Wednesday when the Moon is waxing.
This gem should not be worn if Mercury rules malefic houses.
Jupiter is a planet, which gives us hope, optimism, faith in higher things, luck and
grace. It rules such things in the chart as higher law, wealth and prosperity. When it
is weak all these things will suffer.
In regards to health Jupiter is important for a healthy liver and immune system.
Jupiter is weak in Capricorn, when aspected by malefics or in difficult houses.
Gemstone -Yellow Sapphire
Gem for Jupiter is a yellow sapphire-2 carats in gold, on the index or ring finger of
the right hand. It can be first worn on a Thursday when the Moon is waxing.
Jupiter being the greatest benefic is least harmful gem to wear in a chart unless it
rules difficult houses. If Jupiter is already powerful in a chart that has a high Kapha
(watery) constitution wearing the gem will cause health problems.
Venus is a planet of love, beauty, charm, compassion and creative potential. It rules
semen in men. It rules the feminine attributes.
When weak Venus can give reproductive and bladder problems.
Venus is weak in debility, conjunct malefics or when placed in difficult houses.
It has to be a minimum of 1 carat. It can be worn in silver on the middle finger of the
Wear the ring first on a Friday when the Moon is waxing.
One should not wear the gem if Venus rules malefic houses or if it is already strong.
Saturn is a planet of discipline, patience, logic, groundedness, and practicality.
When Saturn is weak one will suffer in these areas and be ungrounded, pessimistic,
be unrealistic, lack endurance and peace.
One can suffer bone or bowel/wastage disorders.
Saturn is weak in debilitation, when aspected by malefics and placed in difficult
Gemstone -Blue sapphire
The gem should be at least 2 carats in size. It is worn in silver or steel on the middle
It can be first put on a Saturday when the Moon is waxing.
The gem should not be worn if Saturn is ruling difficult houses, or if other malefics in
the chart are strong. Usually one will need to strengthen a benefic planet along with
Saturn to balance out its naturally hard, cold and selfish nature.
Rahu rules over all kinds of desires, mental phobias, getting caught up in illusions.
Rahu when weak can cause nervous and mental dysfunctions and contagious
Rahus is weak in difficult houses like the 8th or 12th and when the lord of the sign it is
in is also weak.
Gemstone -Hessonite Garnet
It should be at least 3 carats. It should be set in gold and worn on middle finger of
right or left hand.
It can be first put on a Saturday or Wednesday when the Moon is waxing.
Like Saturn, Rahu's gem needs to be worn with those of other benefic planets to
negate its darker qualities, such as too much materialism etc.
Ketu gives powerful discrimination and detachment.
When weak it gives lack of insight and self-doubt.
It governs nervous system disorders.
It is weak when aspected by malefics or if its lord is weak.
Gemstone -Cat's Eye (Chrysoberyl)
It should be at least 3 carats in size and set in a special alloy of 8 metal. Gold can
also be used. It should be worn on the index finger of the right hand.
One can put the ring first on Thursday when the Moon is waxing.
Ketu is like Mars so when Pitta is high one should avoid wearing the gem. One
should only wear this gem when Ketu is favourable in the chart.
WEARING A GEMSTONE FOR ALL PLANETS -A NAVRATNA
This is a special ring one can get made which has the gems of all nine planets. The
nine planets are set in the ring according to the directions they rule over,
Ketu will occupy the center, Sun the east, Mercury the north etc.
This is a very safe ring and anyone can wear it in gold or silver on one's ring finger.
It should be first worn when the Moon is waxing on Wednesday.