Benefits of Moti::South Sea Pearl-Astrological Gemstone of Moon
Pearl is the astrological gemstone of Moon or Chandra Graha as known in Vedic Literature. Pearl is an organic gemstone and has hardness of 2.5-4.5 on the Mohr’s Scale. It has a Specific Gravity of 2.60-2.85 and is primarily known for its luster.Pearl is known as Mukta in sanskrit , Moti in Hindi , Pearl in English and Murabeed in Urdu.
Pearl gemstone is essentially a compound of Calcium carbonate (CaCO3) and is commonly referred to as a living gemstone. Pearls are available in different shades from creamy white to golden and from blue, pink to blackish grey. These colors also correspond to the four varnas or types of Pearl that can be classified into.
Brahmin Varna – Pearls that are creamy white in color belong to the Brahmin Varna and these are the ones that resemble the color of tusks of an elephant or a conch shell. These whitish Pearls are suitable to be worn by those who are engaged in teaching , consultations and other spiritual practices. Wearing such white colored Pearls makes the person very peaceful in nature and gives spiritual inclinations.These pearls are most expensive as the white color is most desirable and round shape makes them even more exquisite.
Kshatriya Varna – Pearls that have a reddish hue are known as Kshatriya Pearls. These gems should be worn by those who seek power and position as wearing such gems gives administrative powers. These gems should be worn by people engaged in politics, administration , bureaucracy and by those who occupy high positions.Wearing such pearls makes a person very active and they become go-getters in life.
Vaishya Varna – Pearls that are deep yellow or golden in color or resembling the color of the gold are the vaishya varna. These gems are suited for those involved in trade , business and those who are self-employed and own some kind of business or organization. These kind of gems should be worn by people who only seek to amass wealth and are primarily engaged with finances, loans, mortgages and insurance.Such gems have very high prices since there is a saying that whosoever dons a yellow/golden pearl always has Sri Mahalakshmi (Goddess of Wealth & Fortune) by his side.This variety of gem is most sought after their whitish counterparts.
Shudra Varna – Pearls that are blackish grey in color are known as shudra varna and these gems are the cheapest amongst all the Pearls. Such gems are worn by those who are engaged in some kind of service or to people who offer their services and talents on a professional basis.They must be worn by people working in financial institutions. Wearing such Pearls are very helpful for those who seek employment and require stability in life.These gems are very cheap.These pearls can also be worn by those who are born with a combust moon or on amavasya tithi.
Pearls should be free from blemishes such as spots , cracks , lack of lustre and must not have extremities of color. Such gems fail to effectively transmit the cosmic radiation of Moon and bring about undesirable results. Pearls should be free from any defects and must have uniform colour , good lustre , heavy in weight. round shape and must be appealing to the eye. A minimum of 3 carats is enough to be worn as per astrological reasons and the gemstone must be set preferably in silver. A gemstone of 3-5 carats is good and a Pearl of 5-7 carats is most advisable and sought after. Since Pearl is a cold gemstone and governs the kapha or watery element in the body , wearing pearls greatly helps those who are constantly suffering from colds , coughs and sinus problems. Primarily , for astrological purposes Pearls that are available today are of 3 types viz, Natural, Cultured and Keshi. Each of them work equally effectively and based upon one’s budget one may choose the best.
Pearls are cultured in China , India , Burma , Japan, Tahiti, USA and South China Sea. Highest quality Pearls are the South China cultured pearls which are famous for their top-notch lustre and thick nacre coating.High quality and authentic Pearls are most auspicious and sought after.
Pearl should always be worn within 1 hour of sunrise on Monday on the little finger of the left hand. Alternatively it may also be worn on the 3rd or ring finger if such yogas exist within the horoscope. Pearl gemstone must always be worn if Moon is favourable or benefic in the chart and is either exalted or placed in own signs or great friend sign and occupies a favourable navamsa. When such conditions exist , wearing a Pearl grants immediate favors and is very helpful.
On the contrary when Moon is combust or occupies debilitation / great enemy navamsa or is conjunct Saturn/Sun / Rahu / Ketu , devoid of rashmis then donation of Pearls greatly enhances the prospects of native and serves him good.