Benefits & Effects of Hessonite::Gomedh::Astrological Gemstone of Rahu-North Node of the Moon
Hessonite is the astrological gemstone of the Dragon’s Head or Rahu Graha as known in Vedic Astrology. Hessonite belongs to the garnet family of minerals and has hardness of 6.5-7.5 on the Mohr’s Scale. It has a Specific Gravity of 4.3 and has no pleochroism. Hessonite is known as Rahuranta in sanskrit , Gomedha in Hindi , Zirkun in Urdu and Hessonite in English.
Hessonite is essentially a silicate and has the chemical formula Ca3Al2(SiO4)3. It is available in different shades from white to yellow , blue , green , black and brown. Each of these colors have different applications as per vedic recommendation of gemstones.
Brahmin Varna -Hessonites that are whitish brown in color belong to the Brahmin Varna . These gems are suitable to be worn by those who are engaged in teaching , research ,consultations and other spiritual practices. Wearing such pale brown Hessonites makes the person very peaceful in nature and gives spiritual inclinations.
Kshatriya Varna – Hessonites that are brown in color with reddish tint are known as Kshatriya Hessonite. 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.This is the optimal color for a hessonite to have.
Vaishya Varna – Hessonites that are brown in color with yellowish tint are the Vaishaya 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 Hessonites should be worn by people who only seek to amass wealth and are primarily engaged with finances, loans, mortgages and insurance.Such gems have moderately low prices and are most sought after the brownish red counterparts.
Shudra Varna – Hessonites that are dark brown in color with black tint and no radiance or luster are known as shudra varna and these gems are the cheapest amongst all the Hessonites. 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 gems are very helpful for those who seek employment and require stability in life.
Hessonite gemstone should be free from blemishes such as dark spots , webs , sandy appearance , lack of luster and must not have extremities of color. Such gems fail to effectively transmit the cosmic radiation of Rahu and bring about undesirable results. Hessnonites should be free from any defects and must have uniform color , good lustre , acceptable transparency 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 Hessonite of 7+ carats is most desirable and sought after. Since Hessonite is a cold gemstone and governs the vata or air in the body ,silver is the best metal to effectively transmit the energy of the gemstone.
Hessonites are mined in Sri Lanka , India , New Zealand, Thailand, Brazil and Australia. High quality Diamonds are rare and only gems that are not synthetic or man-made should be worn for astrological purposes .Ceylonese or Sri Lankan hessonites are premium quality and are most sough after. High quality, certified , natural and authentic Hessonites are most auspicious.
Hessonite should always be worn within 1 hour of sunrise on Saturday on the middle finger of the right hand. Alternatively it may also be worn on the 4th or little finger if such yogas exist within the horoscope.Hessonite gemstone must always be worn if Rahu is favorable or benefic in the chart and is either exalted or placed in own signs or great friend sign and occupies a favorable navamsa. When such conditions exist , wearing a Hessonite grants immediate favors and is very helpful.
On the contrary when Rahu is occupies debilitation / great enemy navamsa or is conjunct Sun / Moon / Saturn or Mars then donation of Hessonite greatly enhances the prospects of native and serves him good.Since Rahu gives results of its dispositor , careful analysis of the horoscope is must.