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.

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Benefits & Effects of Diamond::Heera::Astrological Gemstone of Venus

Diamond  is the astrological gemstone of the Venus or Shukra Graha as known in Vedic Astrology. Diamond is an allotrope of Carbon and has hardness of 10 on the Mohr’s Scale. It has a Specific Gravity of 3.52 and is colorless.Diamond is known as Vajra or the one that is indestructible  in sanskrit , Heera  in Hindi and Diamond in English

Diamond is essentially an allotrope of Carbon (C) with traces of other minerals which impart it the colors other than white. Diamond are available in different shades from white to yellow , blue , pink , green , black and brown. Each of these  colors have different applications as per vedic recommendation of gemstones.

Brahmin Varna – Diamonds that are completely whitish  in color belong to the Brahmin Varna and these are the ones that are most prized especially if they have a slightly bluish tint.They represent the color of conch shell or the tusk of an elephant. These Diamonds are suitable to be worn by those who are engaged in teaching , consultations and other spiritual practices. Wearing such white colored Diamonds makes the person very peaceful in nature and gives spiritual inclinations.Normally these diamonds are classified as colorless and are graded D,E & F by the GIA.

Kshatriya Varna – Diamonds that have a reddish tint  in color  are known as Kshatriya Diamonds. 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.But extreme caution should be exercised with such gems as diamonds with red tint are extremely dangerous and adqeuate testing must be done before wearing them next to the skin.

Vaishya Varna – Diamonds that are  yellow in color or white 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 Diamonds 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 classfied as color grades from G-P by the GIA depeding on the amount of yellow shade present in them.

Shudra Varna –  Diamonds that are black  in color with no radiance or luster are known as shudra varna and these gems are the cheapest amongst all the Diamonds. 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 Diamonds are very helpful for those who seek employment and require stability in life.These gems can be easily worn by professional musicians , dancers , singers ,composers and all those who are related to the entertainment sector.

Diamond 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 Venus and bring about undesirable results. Diamonds 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 0.25 carat is enough to be worn as per astrological reasons and the gemstone must be set preferably in silver.A gemstone of 0.25-0.50  carats is good and a Diamond  of 1-1.50 carats is most advisable and sought after. Since Diamond  is a cold gemstone and governs the kapha or water element in the body ,silver is the best metal to effectively transmit the energy of the gemstone.

Diamonds are mined in South Africa , India , Tanzania, USA, Canada and Russia. High quality Diamonds are rare and only gems  that are not synthetic or man-made should be worn for astrological purposes .Opal gemstone is a very potent substitute for diamond and may be worn for astrological purposes. High quality, certified , natural and authentic Opal Gemstones are most auspicious.

Diamond should always be worn within 1 hour of sunrise on Friday on the index finger of the right hand. Alternatively it may also be worn on the 4th or little finger if such yogas exist within the horoscope.Diamond gemstone must always be worn if  Venus 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 Diamond grants immediate favors and is very helpful.

On the contrary when Venus  is combust or occupies debilitation / great enemy navamsa or is conjunct Sun / Moon / Ketu , devoid of rashmis ,then donation of Diamond  greatly enhances the prospects of native and serves him good.

Aries in Third House::Sahaj Bhava in Vedic Astrology

Continuing form the previous post in which we discussed what effects are produced when Mesha Rasi or Aries occupies the Second House or Dhana Bhava in Vedic Astrology, in this post we will discuss what are the effects when Aries lords the Third house.

The Third House is also known as Sahaj Bhava and  represents siblings,efforts,courage,short journeys,loss of mother,wife’s fortune, elder brother’s children and one’s longevity and vitality.It also represents the throat,neck,arms and right ear from the physical perspective. Houses are also known as Bhavas in jyotisha.Bhava means feeling and in short it represents what kind of feelings the native will have towards a particualr area of life denoted by the particular house of bhava. Since the eight bhava is responsible for the longevity and vitality of the native, the 3rd house being the 8th to the 8th house , also denotes the longevity and thus directly influences the vitality of the native.

When Aries or Mesha Rashi occupies the third house/sahaj bhava , the natives 3rd house affairs will don the qualites of Mars , as Mangal is the ruler of Aries. The native will hot and harsh in temperament , be courageous, fiery and will always undertake short journeys and be on the move. The native’s younger brothers will be be very wealthy or extremely poor depending on the avastha of Mars in the horoscope.The native will not suffer from manglik dosha as Mars is not related to the 7th house of marriage.The native’s wife will find fortune in foreign lands and the brothers will also benefit from east direction.For Aquarius ascendant , Mars is lord of 3rd house and Since lagna lord Saturn does not like Mars , the native will not be particularly affectionate towards his younger siblings.Since the sahaj bhava is also the 6th from the 10th house of profession , the native will have high zeal and will be very proactive in removing obstacles and fighting enemies for advancement in career. The 3rd house is also an upchaya for the 10th house and an auspicious influence on the 3rd house denotes constant improvement in career.

Since Aries is a movable sign , and the 3rd house is the 11th from the 5th house , the native will gain by chanting short and high energy mantras. The updaesha from the guru may be recieved in a foreign land. Since Aries is a prishtodaya rasi , experiences related to third house will manifest late in life.

These qualities and attributes of Aries lording the third house may get modified , it planets join or aspect Mars or occupy / aspect the third house.

The next post will describe the effects when Aries lords the fourth house or bhava.

Benefits & Effects of Emerald::Panna::Astrological Gemstone of Mercury

Emerald is the astrological gemstone of Mercury or Budh Graha as known in Vedic Literature. Emerald is a mineral gemstone and has hardness of 7.5-8 on the Mohr’s Scale. It has a Specific Gravity of 2.76 and is primarily known for its green luster.It is known as Markata in Sanskrit , Panna in Hindi , Emerald in English and Jamrood in Urdu.

Emerald gemstone belongs to the Beryl family of minerals and and has the chemical formula of Be3Al2(SiO3)6. Green color in emerald is by trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium .Emeralds available in different colors of green from pale whitish green to dark green and yellowish green to dirty blackish green. These different shades of Emerald correspond to the four varnas or types of Emeralds that can be classified into.

Brahmin Varna – Emeralds that are whitish green or pale green  in color belong to the Brahmin Varna. These Emeralds are suitable to be worn by those who are engaged in teaching , consultations and other spiritual practices. Wearing such whitish green colored gems  makes the person very peaceful in nature and gives spiritual inclinations.These gems are also recommended for those involved in yog sadhanas.These gems are must recommended for astrologers.

Kshatriya Varna – Emeralds that have a  deep greenish hue are known as Kshatriya Emeralds, that represent the color of the Durva grass. 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 , public relations and by those who occupy high positions.Wearing such Emeralds makes a person very active and they become go-getters in life. This is the one of the optimum shades for an Emerald to have and are highly priced.Such emeralds provide intense cooling effect to the eye due to their internal hue and luster.

Vaishya Varna – Emeralds that are yellowish green  in color are the vaishya varna and represent the color of the parrot. 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, commission, agencies and marketing /sales.Wearing these gems often gives instant money. This is the optimum shade for an Emerald to have and are highly priced.

Shudra Varna –  Emeralds  that are dark green in color with blackish tone are known as shudra varna and these gems are the cheapest amongst all the Emeralds. 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 on a professional level and can also be worn by sportspersons. Wearing such Emeralds are very helpful for those who seek employment and require stability in life.These gems are relatively cheap.These Emeralds can also be worn by those who have Mercury conjunct Saturn/Rahu or Ketu.

Emeralds should be free from blemishes such as spots , milky webs, cracks , lack of luster and must not have extremities of color. Such gems fail to effectively transmit the cosmic radiation of Mercury and bring about undesirable results. Emeralds should be free from any defects and must have uniform color , good lustre , heavy in weight  and must be appealing to the eye. A minimum of 1.5 carats is enough to be worn as per astrological reasons and the gemstone must be set preferably in gold.A gemstone of 2-3 carats is good and a Emerald of 3-5 carats is most advisable and sought after. Since Emerald  is a mixed gemstone and governs the all 3 elements of pitta , vata and kapha in the body , Emerald can also be worn in silver. Primarily , for astrological purposes Emeralds from Columbia are the best.

Emeralds are primarly mined in South America , Pakistan,Russia,India and Eastern Europe. High quality and authentic Emerald gemstones are most auspicious and sought after.

Emerald should always be worn within 1 hour of sunrise on Wednesday on the little finger of the right hand. Alternatively it may also be worn on the 2nd or middle finger if such yogas exist within the horoscope.Emerald gemstone must always be worn if Mercury 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 Emerald grants immediate favors and is very helpful.

On the contrary when Mercury is combust or occupies debilitation / great enemy navamsa or is conjunct Moon/Mars/Rahu/Ketu , deviod of rashmis  then donation of Emerald  greatly enhances the prospects of native and serves him good.

Aries in Second House::Dhana Bhava in Vedic Astrology

Continuing form the previous post in which we discussed what effects are produced when Mesha Rasi or Aries occupies the Ascendant or Rising Sign or also known as Lagna in Vedic Astrology, in this post we will discuss what are the effects when Aries lords the Second house or Dhana Bhava.

The Second House is also known as Dhava Bhava and  represents finances,bank balances,gold and precious metals,gemstones,family,longevity of wife,speech,food,clothes and death of native.It also represents the face and right eye from the physical perspective. Houses are also known as Bhavas in jyotisha.Bhava means feeling and in short it represents what kind of feelings the native will have towards a particualr area of life denoted by the particular house of bhava. Since the third bhava is responsible for the longevity and vitality of the native, the 2nd house being the 12th to the 3rd house , denotes the loss of longevity and thus directly influences the death of the native.

When Aries or Mesha Rashi occupies the second house/dhana bhava , the natives 2nd house affairs will don the qualites of Mars , as Mangal is the ruler of Aries. The native will like hot and spicy food , be harsh in speech, either be very wealthy or extremely poor depending on the avastha of Mars in the horoscope.The native will also suffer from very mild manglik dosha if mars occupies his own rasi in second house , since 2nd house is eight from 7th house and directly controls the longevity of wife and married life.For Aries ascendant , Mars itself is 8th lord and for Libra Ascendant , Mars is 7th lord of marriage and wife.

Since Aries is a movable sign , the native will be a foodie and preferably fond of cooking himself and will also be a quick eater.The native may get good wealth from east direction as Aries now occupies second house. Since Aries is a prishtodaya rasi , experiences related to second house will manifest late in life.

These qualities and attributes of Aries lording the second house may get modified , it planets join or aspect Mars or occupy / aspect the second house.

The next post will describe the effects when Aries lords the third house or bhava.

Benefits of Red Coral::Moonga::Astrological Gemstone of Mars

Red Coral  is the astrological gemstone of Mars or Mangal Graha as known in Vedic Literature. Red Coral 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.It is known as Pravala or Vidruma  in sanskrit , Moonga in Hindi , Coral in English and Mirjaan  in Urdu.

Red Coral gemstone is essentially a compound of Calcium carbonate (CaCO3) and is commonly referred to as a living gemstone. Corals are available in different colors such as saffron , white, red, pink and yellow. These different shades of Red Coral correspond to the four varnas or types of Red Corals that can be classified into.

Brahmin Varna – Corals that are whitish red  in color belong to the Brahmin Varna. These Corals are suitable to be worn by those who are engaged in teaching , consultations and other spiritual practices. Wearing such whitish red colored gems  makes the person very peaceful in nature and gives spiritual inclinations.These pearls are also recommended for those involved in tantrik or spiritual sadhanas.

Kshatriya Varna – Corals that have a  deep blood reddish hue  are known as Kshatriya Corals.  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 , defence , military and by those who occupy high positions.Wearing such Corals makes a person very active and they become go-getters in life. This is the optimum shade for a Red Coral to have and are highly priced.

Vaishya Varna – Corals that are orange reddish in color 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.

Shudra Varna –  Corals  that are darkish red  in color are known as shudra varna and these gems are the cheapest amongst all the Corals. 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 on a professional level. Wearing such Corals 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 have Mars conjunct Saturn / Rahu or Ketu.

Red Corals should be free from blemishes such as spots , cracks , lack of luster and must not have extremities of color. Such gems fail to effectively transmit the cosmic radiation of Mars and bring about undesirable results. Red Corals should be free from any defects and must have uniform color , good lustre , heavy in weight  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 gold.A gemstone of 3-5 carats is good and a Red Coral of 5-7 carats is most advisable and sought after. Since Red Coral  is a hot  gemstone and governs the pitta or fire element in the body , Red Coral can also be worn in copper. Primarily , for astrological purposes Red Corals from Japan and Italy are best . Each of them work equally effectively and based upon one’s budget one may choose the best.

Red Corals are primarly formed in coastal regions of Japan , mediteranean sea, coast of Italy and underwater coral reefs all around the world. High quality and authentic Red Corals are most auspicious and sought after.

Red Coral should always be worn within 1 hour of sunrise on Tuesday on the ring  finger of the right hand. Alternatively it may also be worn on the 1st orindex finger if such yogas exist within the horoscope.Red Coral gemstone must always be worn if Mars 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 Red Coral grants immediate favors and is very helpful.

On the contrary when Mars is combust or occupies debilitation / great enemy navamsa or is conjunct Saturn/Mercury/ Rahu / Ketu , deviod of rashmis  then donation of Red Coral greatly enhances the prospects of native and serves him good.

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 luster 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 color , 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 luster 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 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 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 , deviod of rashmis  then donation of Pearls greatly enhances the prospects of native and serves him good.

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