Red Coral- Moonga

According to Vedic astrology Red coral effects all zodiac signs indifferently. The red coral gemstone is a priceless gift which sea has given to mankind. It is a stone of courage, power, aggressiveness and prosperity and mental peace. Coral benefits make our life easier and happy. Mars or Mangal is the ruling planet of this gemstone. Red coral in Hindi is known as Moonga.

Red coral effect on all zodiac signs is different. So’ let’s find how this red colour powerful stone affects your zodiac sign.


To get positive energy from Mars, Aries could wear this stone. It makes you courageous, bold and energetic and gives you coral astrological benefits too.


If Mars is placed in 4th, 9th and 11th house of the birth chart then you can wear this stone. If you feel bad effects after wearing coral then you can consult to an astrologer.


When Gemini’s are suffering from bad and ill effects of Mars, they should wear Moonga stone. Moonga stone wearing finger is Ring finger of your right hand.


This stone is auspicious for Cancer sign. If Mars is placed in 2nd, 3rd, 5th or 7th house in the birth chart then moonga gemstone gives you benefit effects. Side effects of wearing red coral are minimum. Red coral effects on all zodiac signs are different and Cancerian must consult the astrologer before wearing it.


Red coral for Leo ascendant is advantageous. Sun rules this sign and sun and mars are shared cordial relation with each other.


If mars are positioned in the 3rd or 5th house of your birth chart then Moonga gives astrological benefits to this sign. Virgo’s must wear moonga gemstone ring in your ring finger.


When the lord of moonga gemstone Mars positioned in 2nd, 4th or 5th house of the birth chart, you can wear this moonga stone and you may not face any side effects after wearing red coral.


Mars is the ruling planet of this ascendant. To increase the positive effects of Mars, one should wear this stone. Red coral gives effect on all zodiac signs but it gives more astrological benefits to Scorpio ascendant.


Jupiter is the ruling planet of Sagittarius ascendant and this planet shares friendly relation with Mars. So, you will face positive effects after wearing red coral.


Capricorn comes under the Saturn. Moonga stone brings benefits to its wearer if mars are placed in the 1st, 4th, 10th and 11th house. One can get moonga astrological benefits during the major period of mars.


If Mars positioned in the 3rd, 5th, 9th or 10th house, you may wear this gemstone. If you are thinking that which shape of red coral is best for Aquarians then the Triangular shape is best for you. Triangular moonga gemstone price starts from 1400 Rs per carat as per Indian market standard.


If we talk about how red effects all zodiac signs and especially Pisces then you must know that Jupiter is the lord of this sign and it shares the cordial relationship with Mars. If mars are placed in the 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 9th and 11th house at the time of birth then coral gemstone gives benefits to the wearer.

Many people asked that can red coral and pearl can be worn together? Before wearing them together you must know the relationship between their ruling planets. Moon is the ruling planet of Pearl and Mars for moonga. These two powerful planets share a friendly relation with each other.

After knowing the Red coral effects on all zodiac signs, you are willing to purchase this magical stone then you must check the red coral price on online. If you want full results and astrological benefits from moonga gemstone then you must buy high quality and natural moonga. Italian and Japanese red corals are best in quality and highly valuable. Italian red coral price starts from 3215 Rs per carat and its price increases according to the quality.

On the other hand, Japanese corals are also very famous among gemstone lovers. Japanese red coral stone price starts from 6000 Rs per carat. You can buy high quality and natural Moonga or any other gemstone from Shubh Gems. We provide tested and energized Gemstones and gemstone jewellery.

Summary: Mars is a powerful, energetic and aggressive planet. It gives courage, physical and mental strength, prosperity, happiness. Red coral is the gemstone of Mars and it enhances and promotes the powers of this planet.

Reference: Shubhgems

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Four eerie Nostradamus predictions for 2022 including the invasion of France to deadly AI

Michel de Nostradame, often simply known to Nostradamus, was a French astrologer, occultist and doctor who wrote a number of grim predictions about the future in his 1555 book Les Propheties.

Although his predictions were often vague, based on astrological observations, many believe that of his 942 forecasts many have come true.

From foreseeing the horrors of the Second World War to predicting the French Revolution and the Great Fire of London, the accuracy of Nostradamus’s eerie prophecies means people continue to heed his writings hundreds of years on.

The way his accounts of the future are written, a lot of what he predicts can be applied to several different scenarios.

Nostradamus was a man shrouded in mystery

It has been claimed that he knew that John F Kennedy would be assassinated and about the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York.

As a doctor in the time of plague, famine and war, Nostradamus was exposed to the most horrifying and apocalyptic conditions, even losing his first wife and two children to the plague.

Many have interpreted his macabre writing as predictions of doomsday events including a zombie apocalypse, an asteroid hitting the Earth and a deadly solar storm.

Indeed, one of Nostradamus’s prophecies almost came true this year when he referred to “Fire do I see that from the sky shall fall”.

In April of this year, the Earth did have a near-miss with the Asteroid 2021GW4, which came within 12,324 miles of the surface of Earth as its closest point of approach, the Mirror reports.

In April of this year, the Earth did have a near-miss with the Asteroid 2021GW4, which came within 12,324 miles of the surface of Earth as its closest point of approach, the Mirror reports.

France has faced invasion many times since Nostradamus made his prediction
The Print Collector/Getty Images France has faced invasion many times since Nostradamus made his prediction

In April of this year, the Earth did have a near-miss with the Asteroid 2021GW4, which came within 12,324 miles of the surface of Earth as its closest point of approach, the Mirror reports.

This has been proved correct a few times over the centuries, with Russian, Prussian and Austrian troops swarming Paris after the defeat of Napoleon in 1814, the Prussians invading France’s Alsace-Lorraine region in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870 and of course the Nazi invasion in World War II.

His prediction goes as such: However, the following prediction is speculated to be referring to the spring of 2022:

“Blue-head shall white-head

harm in such degree,

As France’s good to both shall e’er amount.”

The highly vague predictions could be referring to World War III or France’s qualification for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

Could Nostradamus have predicted rising sea levels?
Rising Sea Levels

Global Warming

Nostradamus was apparently ahead of many people today in terms of understanding the dangers of rising global temperatures.

The 1555 prediction reads:

“Like the sun the head shall sear the shining sea:

The Black Sea’s living fish shall all but boil.

When Rhodes and Genoa

Half-starved shall be

The local folk to cut them up shall toil.”

With coral reefs being bleached by rising ocean temperatures, crop cycles being affected by unseasonal heatwaves and supply chains disrupted, this prediction does feel far from the truth.

Inflation, Starvation and Cannibalism

If it wasn’t a bleak enough picture, Nostradamus predicted rising food costs causing widespread hunger and even cannibalism:

“No abbots, monks, no novices to learn;

Honey shall cost far more than candle-wax”

“So high the price of wheat,

That man is stirred

His fellow man to eat in his despair”

Empty shelves and increasing food prices have become a part of daily life in the past year but it’s all we can hope that no one will be required to take more desperate measures.

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence

On a slightly lighter note, Nostradamus may have predicted the plot of Terminator.

He wrote:

“The Moon in the full of night over the high mountain,

The new sage with a lone brain sees it:

By his disciples invited to be immortal,

Eyes to the south. Hands in bosoms, bodies in the fire.”

Man’s creation of robots may be both a help and a hindrance.

His words could be interpreted as artificial intelligence helping humans reach immortality or a violent end.

Reference: My London: Rory Bennett:

Yellow Sapphire/Pukhraj/Pushprag

Pukhraj or Pushprag or yellow sapphire is used for getting the benevolent blessings of Jupiter. It is an inexpensive stone and denotes righteousness, piety and truthfulness. It is often recommended for economic prosperity. Persons who are ruled by Jupiter or those who have Jupiter as benefic or yogakaraka, must wear a Pukhraj.

A Few Universal Indications of Wearing Pukhraj are:
Sagittarius or Pisces ascendant.
Jupiter being a benefic placed in 6, 8, an d 12 houses.
Jupiter being a benefit in Capricorn sign.
Jupiter being a benefic placed in 6 and 8 houses from its sign an d/or aspected by Saturn.
Jupiter being 2ns lord in 9th or 4th lord in 11th or 7th lord in 2nd or 9th lord in 4th or 10th lord in 5th.
Retrograde Jupiter (Benefic in chart) placed in Gemini, Cancer, Libra, Scorpio, Aquarius or Pisces signs (where it has no benefic strength).

General Characteristics of Pukhraj
It is beneficial for political and intellectual success.
Transforms the native in to a highly pious and religious person. Protects the wearer from ev il thoughts.
Protects the native from damages during long voyages.
Blesses one with child and facilitates marriage of a girl.
Promotes service matters, increments of professional interest.

Use of Pukhraj in Curing Diseases
Pukhraj alone – Jaundice
with red coral – Impotency, anaemia, bladder ailments
with red coral in copper – Hernia
with red coral in gold – hysteria
with white coral – Eczema
with emerald and pearl – Epilepsy
Pukhraj For Various Ascendants

Aries: Jupiter, lord of 9th and 12th houses, being an auspicious planet, also becomes yogakarak when placed in the stars of the sun/the moon/ Jupiter. Wearing Pukhraj will make the native intellectual, charitable and bestows him with good fortune. Here Jupiter in the 4th house may take the native to the top when Pukhraj is used in Jupiter’s period. on the whole, Pukhraj is an auspicious gem for them.

Taurus: Being lord of 8th and 11th houses, Jupiter is not auspicious for this ascendant. Pukhraj is not recommended for this ascendant. Pukhraj is not recommended for this ascendant, except on a few rare occasions.

Gemini: Here Jupiter suffers from Kendradhipati dosha* (lord of 2 kendra houses – Ref chapter 17: Fundementals of Wearing Gems). When Jupiter s placed in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 9th and 10th houses, use of Pukhraj especially promotes professional life but before suggesting it one should carefully observe the age and illnesses in the chart as Jupiter is suffering kendradhipatidosha.

Cancer: jupiter as the lord of Bhagya is an auspicious planet for this ascendant and the use of Pukhraj is highly recommended, Jupiter in the star of the sun also becomes yogakaraka and these natives should always wear Pukhraj. Pukhra\j may b less the native with good children, high education, wealth, name and fame, Jupiter’s placement in the 1st or 9th house facilitate Rajayoga when Pukhraj is worn.

Leo: Jupiter being the 5th and 8th lord becomes an auspicious planet for this nativity. Moreover Jupiter in the star of the Sun/Jupiter also becomes yogakaraka planet. Though Ruby is the recommended gem for them, use of Pukhraj is also useful especially when periods of Jupiter are running or Jupiter is afflicted or ill disposed.

Virgo: Here Jupiter suffers from Kendradhipati. His placement in Venus star makes him yogakarak planet. Jupiter when placed in 1st,2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 10th, and 11th houses, one may wear a Pukhraj, but proper calculation of age is very essential. Get expert’s, advice before wearing it.

Libra: Jupiter the 3rd/6th lord is not considered an auspicious planet for this ascendant. But placement of Jupiter in the moon star, in its own house or while running its own main period are the few favourable in dictations for wearing a Pukhraj.

Scorpio: Jupiter b ecomes the ascendant lord )also the lord of the 4th). Its placement in the star of the sun, Mercury or Jupiter makes him a yogakaraka planet. These natives may always wear Pukhraj is a highly recommended gem for them. Red coral along with Pukhraj makes an ideal combination.

Sagittarius: Jupiter becomes the ascendant lord (also the lord of the 4th). Its placement in the star of the sun, Mercury or Jupiter makes him a yogakaraka planet. These natives may always wear Pukhraj. They can also wear a Ruby along with Pukhraj.

Capricorn: Being the lord of the 3rd and 12th houses, Jupiter is not an auspicious planet for this ascendant. Pukhraj is not recommended for capricornians.

Aquarius: Jupiter being the 2nd and 11th lord of Aquarius ascendant, wearing of pukhraj should be done with caution.

Pisces: Here Jupiter becomes the ascendant lord and also rules 10th house. It also becomes benefic when placed in the star of the moon . Pukhraj is highly recommended for them to ac hieve success especially if Jupiter is placed in its own sign. It may confer rajayoga especially during the period of Jupiter. Pukhraj with red coral is a very good combination for them.

More about Pukhraj:it’s weight should not be less than 3 rattis (never 6/11/15 rattis). It should be set in gold on Monday or Thursday preferably if Pushya nakshatra** [refer to Appendix 4] rules that day or when Jupiter is transiting through its exaltation sign Cancer or in its own sign, Pisces or Sagittarius. It should be preferably worn on Thursdays within an hour of sunrise or an hour before sunset, on the index finger.

The star should be Punarvasu, Visakha, Poorvabhadra or Pushya. Inimical gems for Pukhraj are diamond and blue Sapphire. Articles to b e don ated are yellow pulses, turmeric and yellow clothes.
The prescribed mantra to inculate strength into the Pukhtaj is om jram jrim jrim jroum sah guravenamah and it5 should be ideally recited 1900 times before wearing the Pukhraj. Pooja should be done with yellow flowers to Guru yantra and the above-mentioned mantra should be recited 108 times.

Its life is 4 years, 3 mon this and 18 days. Afterwards it should be changed , but never take it off, once you have worn it with the above mentioned rituals.

Reference: Gem Therapy In Vedic Astrology: Dr.Neeraji Lalwani


Pearl or Moti is ruled by the Moon, the cool calming planet of Hindu astrology. It is an aggregate of sea salts, formed by shellfish under the influence of an irritating agent. Pearls coming from ‘Basra’ are of pure quality and Highly recommended for reducing mental agitations and martial discords. Person having moon as yogakaraka or benefic should always use pearl.

General Characters of Pearl

!. Pearl in silver can mitigate several million tensions.

2. Persons who are indecisive and cannot take decisions should wear a Pearl and addition also recite Gayatri mantra, for thirty days, will obviously have a soothing effect on the mind and will be able to take quick decisions.

3. It enhances memory and concentration. These can be used by scholars or students who want a mark in the class or want to appear in competitive examinations. NB. Students with poor concentration and failures should use green tourmaline and Emerald along with pearl.

4. It enhances personal charm and recommended for the fair sex.

5. It enhances optimism in love affairs, and power of understanding.

7. It keeps the wearer from ill reputed persons or unhealthy practices.

8. A good quality pearl minimum of 5.25 ratti acts as protective shield in stormy weather.

9. Wearer also gets self-confidence and enhances mental faculties.

10. Good for those engaged in humanitarian activities like hospital, etc.

A Few Universal Indications for Pearl

  1. Cancer ascendant.
  2. For anyone who wants to develop the above mentioned characteristics the pearl is a tonic in astrology. NB. Excepting few ascendants (vide infra).
  3. It is an ideal possession if Jupiter is weakly placed in the horoscope.
  4. Moon is Scorpio and also benefic.
  5. Being a benefic moon placed in 6/8/12 houses.

Therapeutic Uses of Pearl
In addition to the above mentioned therapeutic uses one may also use pearl in
Epilepsy-along with Emerald + Pukhrai
Giddiness- with or without Quartz
Menstrual disorders -with Amethyst
Mental ailments-with golden Topaz
Migraine-with golden Topaz
Piles-with Gomedh

Pearl for various Ascendant
As mentioned above any one may use pearl except a few ascendant mentioned below. It is harmless protective shield.

  1. Aries. moon lord of 4th also becomes yogakaraka in the star of Sun, Moon or Jupiter, Sun in ascendant + Moon in 4th house creates great yoga. One may deliberately use pearl along with Ruby or red Coral .Gains in landed property and vehicles will be more pronounced.

2. Taurus. Moon lord of 3rd house cannot become yogi anywhere. Moon in 3rd plus running major period of Moon, Moon in 4th aspected by Jupiter or mercury, Moon + Venus in 6th and Mercury + Jupiter in 11th are the combination that may bring great yogas. Running period of moon with above mentioned position may suggest use of pearl.

3. Gemini. Moon lord of 2nd become Yogi when placed in mercury, Jupiter or Venus’s stars. Proper calculation of health and age is essential before wearing pearl as 2nd lord is marak. Moon in 12th, 2nd, 11th, 10th, 9th houses or Moon + Mars in 11th plus Saturn in 9th house are a few very beneficial conditions and one should wear pearl to get the maximum output from life.

4. Cancer. Lagnesh moon become yogi in stars of moon, Jupiter or Sun. Pearl is an essential for them and it is a lifetime gem. Moon in 6th/8/12 houses or afflicted or in Scorpio demands a good quality big pearl to mitigate several miseries.

5. Leo. 12th lord Moon cannot become Yogi anywhere. Placing in 12th+running period of moon itself is the only indication of pearl.

6. Virgo. Moon lord of 11th house provides great Yoga when posited along with Venus in 7th, along with Jupiter in 11th and Sun in 8th. Moon if in 9th or 11th house plus major period of moonitself essentially needs pearl.

7. Libra. natural benefic being lord kendra (10th) becomes Yogi if placed in star of mercury or Moon. Moon + Mars in 7th or Moon in its own sign may bring great yogas. In above conditions one may wear a pearl specially when major period of Moon is running.

8.Scorpio moon lord of trikona is always auspicious and also become Yogi when placed in star of Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Pearl is a lifetime gem along with Pukhraj. They must wear a pearl.

9. Sagittarius. Lord of 8th moon cannot become Yogi. When placed in its own sign plus running a major period of Moon, one may use pearl.

10. Capricorn. Lord of maraka house; Moon can provide great yoga if placed in Cancer and Mars in capricorn . On the whole one should always avoid pearl with the exception of the above mentioned conditions.

11. Aquarius. Lord of 6th moon neither provides yoga nor become Yogi anywhere. They should not wear a pearl.

12. Pisces. Lord of trikona Moon also becomes Yogi in stars of Jupiter, Mercury and Moon. 5th house is 9th to 9th from ascendant which also signifies bhagya. Moon in 11th +Saturn in 5th or Moon in 2nd +Mars in 5th or Moon + Mercury + Mars in 10th or Moon + Mercury + Mars + Jupiter in 4th or Moon and Saturn in ascendant + mars in 11th + Venus in 8th all these combinations may bring unexpected rewards. One should always wear a pearl if the above conditions exists in the chart or Moon is ill disposed.

More About Pearl
Weight of pearl should be 2, 4, 6, 11, carats. It should be got set in ring form on Monday/Thursday of Shukla paksha, especially if the Moon is progressing through cancer or Taurus. Metal is silver and finger is 4th (little). It should be worn on Monday morning between 07:30-09:00 hours, specially if the day is ruled by Rohini, hasta or Sharavana stars. One should recite mantra Om sharang shareeng sharoong saw chardramase namah” ideally 11000 times and should perform pooja with white flowers. Chandra yantra and white chandan. Articles to be donated are rice, ghee, white clothes and milk products. Chandra namaskar is also favourable in the evening. Inimical gem to the pearls is Gomedha and its age is 2 years, 1 month, 27 days after which it should be changed.

Dedicated to Lord Moon

Reference: Gem Therapy in Vedic Astrology: Dr NeeraJ Lalwani

Emerald – Panna

Mercury the ruler of intelligence rules Emerald or Panna. It is green coloured soft gem never comes without intermingling fibers within and it is also the identification mark of true or fake gem.

It is notable that when Mercury is in Virgo, it may bring the native to the top of academic or literary fields unless badly aspected.

A Few General Characteristics of Emerald

Highly effective for perfect control of the nervous system. Defects of memory concentration, stammering, etc., essentially require Emerald.
Combust or debilitated Mercury often gives lung problems.
(Asthma, bronchitis) and may give rise to academic downfall. Here a good quality emerald creates wonders.
Businessmen, writers and publishers may liberally use emerald.
It is good for those who are lazy or those who need control over the tongue or engaged in communication.
It should not be worn by newly married couples, as it decreases sexual appetite and performance.
NB. If essential, must be worn with a Red Coral.

Universal Indication of Wearing Emerald
Virgo or Gemini ascendant.
Being a benefic when Mercury is combusted or debilitated.
Being a benefic when Mercury is placed in 6/8/12 houses
NB. It is notable that if lagnesh is in 6/8/12 houses, it creates difficulties in 24 to 32 years of life. Strengthening lagnesh by appropriate gem can ward off many malefic influences.
Benefic Mercury when retrograde and placed in Aries/Taurus/Leo/ Sagittarius/Capricorn/Aquarius/ Pisces.
NB. Retrograde planet when combust should not always be taken as strong. But when it is behind the Sun and previous house does not belong to the enemy house, it will behave like a strong planet.

Use of Emerald in Curing Diseases

Emerald alone in effective in:
Erythroblastosis fetalis
Depressive psychosis and other psycotic disorders
Hyeracidity or dyspepsia or stomatitis
NB. in Asthma add moon Stone and Pukhraj
in bronchitis use copper for Emerald setting.

With Gommedhe….used in;
Brain tumor
Breast Cancers

With pukhraj and moonstone, used in:

With Blue Sapphire (in Punchdhatu), used in:
Gallstones (use Emerald in gold)
Paralytic attacks.

Emerald for various Ascendants
Aries: Lord of 3rd and 6th houses Mercury is not an auspicious planet. it is never a Yogi planet but may create a yoga if placed in 11th house along with Sun and Venus. Mercury in 2,4,6,7,8, and 9 houses often provides speech, lung, skin disorders with or without nervous troubles. When these problems are aggravated during periods of Mercury one may use very small (hardly exceeding 2 Rattis) Emerald around the neck but always add Pukhraj as a protective talisman.

Lord of 2nd and 5th houses mercury is always auspicious. In the star of Sun or mercury it further becomes Yogi. When rashi is Leo and Jupiter + Mercury both aspect 4th house a great yoga is created. Mercury + Venus in Ascendants and Jupiter in 7th also create good yoga. Mercury when 7/8/9/11/12 houses, Emerald is essential.
In this ascendant, if a native observes change in colour of Emerald it means that he is not in sincere company. When colour becomes pale it shows indifference in love and spouse and soon he will leave her when the colour completely fades.

Lagnesh and Mercury loses Kendradhipati dasha. In the stars of Mercury, Jupiter and Venus, Mercury becomes Yogi. Along with the sun when Mercury is in lagna or 4th it creates Bhadra yoga. In all the above conditions Emerald is very good. While Mercury in 6,7,8,10 and 12 houses Emerald becomes a must!

Lord of 12th and 3rd Mercury is never a good planet. Running major period of Mercury when it is in its own house is the only indication for using Emerald.

2nd and 11th Lord Mercury highly rules materialistic matters, when Mercury is in Jupiter or Sun’s star it behaves like a yogi planet. In 4,5,6,8,9 and 12 houses it may provide speech, throat and hearing problems and use of Emerald may decrease these effects. In this ascendant, weight should be more than 4 – 5 Rattis. In the major /sub-periods of Mercury one may use Emerald.

Lagnesh Mercury also rules 10th and becomes yogi in the star of Mercury, Jupiter or Venus. Its use is of course unquestionable.

9th and 12th lord Mercury can become yogi when in its own star. With Sun in 12th or Sun + Mercury + Venus in ascendant or Mercury + Venus +Saturn in ascendant, it gives good yoga. It is a great friend of lagnesh and use of diamond with emerald may bring unexpected laurels.

Lord of 8 and 11houses, Mercury cannot become auspicious, though relation with Jupiter or placing along with Sun and Venus in 7th house is a yoga creating condition. Mercury alone in 1,2,4,5,9,10 and 11 houses may indicate wearing of emerald in major periods of Mercury itself, otherwise it is not indicated.

Suffering from kendridhipati dosha, Mercury is maraka,. In the star of Sun, Mercury and Jupiter its position is good. Mercury in 1,2,4,5,7,9, and 10 houses may indicate its use in major periods of Mercury. When Mercury in 6/8/12 houses one has to suffer a serious setback in profession. One may wear Emerald to improve it but when setbacks are restricted to marital affairs use of Pukhraj is much better.

Lord of trikona Mercury also rules 6th. On the whole it is auspicious and when placed in star of Venus it becomes Yogi. One very interesting yoga is created in this lagna. Though lord of 9th but when placed in own 9th house along with Jupiter in lagna aspected by Venus (a yogakaraka) it provides long life with endless poverty. One should avoid it in Mars and Jupiter’s main periods otherwise it is a good gem for these natives.

5th and 8th lord Mercury becomes Yogi in the third star of venus. it is capable of creating yoga when placed in 3rd along with Sun + Jupiter, Though overall auspicious emerald should be combined with Neelam to get maximum results and to avoid unexpected results of the 8th house.

Lord of 4th and 7th houses Mercury suffers from Kendradhipati dosha and affects longevity. It cannot become Yogi in any star. Mercury in its own sign or 2,5,9,10 and 11 houses is good. However, emerald should be avoided as far as possible. In the major period of Mercury one may use it along with Pukhraj. Calculation of age and illness is essential.

More about Emerald
Emerald should be flawless and should not have any black spots within . mIt is often worn in silver unless specified (Some also use gold). Weight is adjusted according to requirement but often more than 3 ratti. It should be worn on a Wednesday ruled by Revati, Jyestha or Ashlesha stars specially when Mercury is transiting own signs Gemini or Virgo (50-150). Finger is 4th and prefer a time within one hour of sunrise or between 12:00-13:30 hours. The mantra to inoculate strength is “Om baraang bareeng barong sau budhaye namah” which should be recited ideally 9000 times or one may use the already abhhiimantrit gems with 108 mantras. Also donate green grass to cows, green cloths to young children or orphans. Pooja should be performed with different coloured flowers. Inimical gem to the Emerald is NONE. Its age is 3 years. afterwards it should be changed.

Dedicated to Lord of Brilliance, Mercury

Reference: Gem Therapy in Vedic Astrology: Dr. Neeraj Lalwani

Blue Sapphire-Neelam

Neelam or Blue Sapphire, is the most dreaded gem, and any lover of astrology may be seen with a question mark when asked to wear Neelam. It is due to the unstable nature of Neelam which brings only extremities . It provides very beneficial results if suitable but may destroy the whole life if proven unsuitable. it is not uncommon to observe the malefic effects brought on by Neelam even though it appears suitable in the nativity. This is why it is always taken on a trial basis first, and if it does not cause any harm during the trial period it may be set in a ring.

During the trial period it may manifest its harm by a continuous and acute headache, minor accidents, pain in the abdomen, bad news and delays in almost all ventures. I also remember an old astrologer who told me that if Neelam is kept under the pillow for at least three nights continuously the quality of dreams are sufficient to tell about the suitability of the Gem. Minimum trial over the body should be ten days. Neelam is ruled by Saturn, the planet of hardship and struggle, and thus it is obvious, that it will be suitable to a very few natives, but once proved suitable it is one of the greatest blessings.

A Few Universal Indications of Neelam

Aquarius and Capricorn ascendant
Being a benefic Saturn is retrograde and suited in Aries, Taurus, Leo, Virgo, Sagittarius and Capricorn signs.
Being a benefic Saturn in Aries.

General Characteristics.

It can cause sudden upturn in business and change the life pattern for good.
Protects wearers from unexpected happenings and natural calamity.
It may give rapid and immense financial gain and rajayoga.
Best for depressive psychosis, frustration and alcoholism.
Khooni Neelam (Red and Blue neelam) is very useful when Saturn is aspected or conjuncted by Mars or Rahu in natal charts. It is a “shrapit” (curse) condition and Khooni Neelam provides financial and marital prosperity.
NB. It should be worn on Saturdays 2 hours 40 minutes before sunset or during eclipse after offering prayers.
Highly useful when tuberculosis is chronic.
NB. Other substitute therapy is Red Coral for chronic TB.
In infertility problems, use it along with green tourmaline.

Neelam for Ailments

Alcoholism – along with Amethyst and White Sapphire
Hypertension – with Garnet and Ruby
Body pain – with Garnet
Breast Cancer – with Red Coral in Copper and Emerald
Conjunctivitis/Vertigo – Alone
Gallstones – with Emerald in Gold and Neelam in punchdhatu
Heart ailments/headache – with turquoise
Paralysis – with Emerald

Neelam for Various Ascendants

Aries. Lord of the 10th and 11th houses Saturn is a neutral planet with a slight benefic component. Its beneficence is also increased in its own star. When Saturn is posited in 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10 and 11and it is in the major period of Saturn itself that one may use Neelam. Saturn in the 10th house creates “Sasa Yoga” and here the use is most suggestible. However, as such in other periods other gems are useful.

Taurus: YogaKaraka Saturn also becomes more beneficial when in the stars of Saturn and Rahu. Neelam is a most useful gem for these natives irrespective of periods.

Gemini: Lord of trikona also rules 8th. It never becomes yogi in any star. As such a trikona lord is always suspicious and more over its mooltrikona sign is placed in 9th itself but here Saturn is an exception though it is not malefic but it is indifferent. In the weakly placed one may use Neelam , otherwise other gems are useful.

Cancer & Leo: Lord of inauspicious houses of Saturn is never benefic. There is no indication of Neelam for these natives.

Virgo: Lord of 5th and 6th houses is benefic but the condition is almost the same as Gemini ascendant. Here other gems are preferred. However, in the major period of Saturn, when Saturn placed in its own sign one may use Neelam.

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Reference: Gem Therapy in Vedic Astrology:Dr.Neeraji Lalwani

Vedic Gemstone Guide

How Gems Work

Gems have their own significance in human life. From times unknown they have been favored by royalty, astrologers and the general population. They are not only meant to enhance beauty but also have scientific usefulness in human destiny. Impact of gems and their benefic usefulness in day-to-day life is well recognized in the field of Hindu astrology.

Cat's Eys
Gomeda and Cat's Eye Rahu rules Gomeda and Ketu Ketu rules Cat's Eye.
Blue Sapphire
Blue Sapphire -Neelam
The three essentials of good quality are? Colour, Cut, and Clarity.

They are used to strengthen the weak configuration of benefic planets. The forces beyond control send their signal to lead individuals accordingly. By using gems we may grasp their maximum benefic influences. The natal horoscope throws light on every aspect of life. If any planet is afflicted or weak, all matters pertaining to it in an individual have to suffer.

Mercury the ruler of intelligence rules Emerald or Panna.
Gemstone Hessonite Lord Mahavishnu as Ananth and Hari
Pearl or Moti is ruled by the Moon, the cool calming planet of Hindu astrology.

We have very few planets to support our affairs and unfortunately if they are weak our lives will be full of miseries. Gems are a perennial source of specific rays; they absorb a particular wavelength when exposed to radiation or cosmic rays. The Rays absorbed when taken into the body are supposed to provide specific signals from the sources beyond, In a nut-shell by wearing an appropriate gem one can get its deficient energy.

Red Coral
Moonga or Red Coral is a gem bestowed withbenefic influences of Mars. Moonga provides vitality, vigor and stamina.
Ruby or Manak is a precious gemstone ruled by Rajasik planet Sun.
Yellow Sapphire
Pukhraj or Pushprag or Yellow Sapphire is used for getting benevolent blessings of Jupiter

An Introduction of Gems

There are many gems available, those that are either precious or semiprecious according to their cost. In the Vedic astrology only nine major gems are taken as primary or major gemstones and they are known as Navratans. They include ruby, Pearl, Red Coral, Emerald, Yellow Sapphire, Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Hessonite and Cat’s Eye. Every gemstone is ruled by a major planet mentioned in Hindu astrology .

The wavelengths absorbed by the gemstone is mainly determined by specific gravity and refractive index. These physical properties also decide whether the gem is real or fake.

Reference: Gem Therapy in Vedic Astrology: Dr. Neeraj Lalwani


Virgo: Lord of 2nd and 9th houses, Venus is auspicious.In the stars of Mercury,Jupiter and Venus it also becomes yogi.Use of diamond is beneficial especially if Venus is in its own sign and running period is of Venus itself. They may use Emerald along with diamond as a life time gem.

Libra: lagnesh Venus with mooltrikona sign in lagna has to be beneficial and hence diamond is suitable. In the stars of Venus and Saturn it is yogi. Venus when located in lagna itself gives malvaya yoga. One may use diamond along with Blue Sapphire.

Scorpio: Enemy of lagnesh and kendra lord Venus becomes malefic. There is no indication of wearing diamond for these natives.

Sagittarius: Lord of 6th and 11th houses again Venus is a malefic. One should not think about diamond unless the running period is Venus’s main and Venus is positioned in its own sign or 10th house (Amala yoga created ) otherwise an inauspicious gem.
(Sun+Venus in 9th is a yoga creating combination.)

Capricorn: 5th and 10th lord of Venus is a yogakaraka and further becomes more benefic if situated in Mercury or Venus’s stars. Placing of Venus is 5th and 10 houses and running Venus’s period is a highly ideal condition of using diamond. It is a strongly recommended gem for this lagana.

Aquarius: Again lord of 4th and 9th Venus is a yogakaraka and also becomes more benefic in the stars of Venus and Mercury. It is a must for them.

Pisces: Lord of 3rd and 8th Venus is an inauspicious planet and they should never use diamond.

More about Diamond

Usually ladies use diamond as part of jewellery without consulting an astrologer. It is a warning to everyone in such cases that the under surface of the diamond should be closed, if they are inclined to use diamond. It is never worn on poornima or prathami of Shukla paksha.

It is worn in gold or platinum ( more preferred). It is highly precious and the weight may range between 10cent to 20cent. Friday is best suited if it falls on Bharini, purvashada and P. phalguni stars. Timing is 10:30 – 12:00 hours and finger is third.

One should never use Ruby, Coral and Pukhraj along with diamond. The pooja should be done with white flowers and mantra “Om darang dareng darong sau shukraya nameh” should be recited ideally 16000 times. Articles to be donated are ghee, silken clothes, rice, etc. to young girls. In my opinion if one cannot afford a diamond or scared of its side effects they may use a big zircon or white sapphire (preferred).

Reference: Gem Therapy in Vedic Astrology: Dr. Neeraji Lalwani

Cats Eye-Gomeda

Rahu and Ketu are two shadowy planets, that are actually not planets but the nodes. The ascending node or caput or Dragon’s head is Rahu, while the descending node or cauda or Dragon’s tail is Ketu. In Indian astrology Rahu is taken as second Saturn and ketu is taken as a second mars. In addition they also behave like the planets, which rule the sign where they are deposited. Rahu rules Gomedha and ketu rules Cat’s eye.

General Characteristics of Gomedha (Hessonite)

its colour is like a cow’s urine.

Helps the wearer in regard to professional advancement, finances, and wealth.

Highly recommended where Rahu is in the 10th house or/and person involved is in politics.

Those who are involved in the legal profession may aldo wear Gomedia.

Vey useful for undiagnosed diseases, where its use facilitates fast diagnosis.

It protects the wearer from unforeseen calamities and disease during voyages.

General Characteristics of Cat’s Eye

it resembles Nimbori (Neem’s fruit) with a silver streak. However, it comes in variegated colours.

It is effective when Ketu’s placing is not good in the chart and Ketu is causing ill-reputation and increased rivalries.

Those who are prone to scandals and loss of reputation may use it.

It relieves fear of hardships and increases determination.

It works well when Ketu is placed in 6th, 8th and 12h houses of Venus.

Usage in Ailments

Allergies – both combined or alone.

Brain/Breast tumors – Gomedha + Emerald

Other cancers – Gomedha in copper plus cat’s eye.

Colic – Cat’s Eye

Haemorrhages – Cat’s Eye

General Infection – Gomedha

Pyorrhea – Gomedha in silver

Cats Eye-Diamonds
LaganaRahu’s auspicious signKetu’s auspicious sign

Who should wear them: Three conditions should be fulfilled.

In the major periods of Rahu/Ketu only.

When the placings are auspicious (as mentioned above) and they are aspected/conjuncted by functional malefics of horoscope i.e.,lords of 6, 8 and 12 houses.

Wearer is concerned with the above mentioned effects or want to ward off malefic influences.

How to Wear Them

(a) Gomedha. Weight minimum 6 Ratti. Finger is 2nd and metal is gold or silver. However, females prefer platinum ring in left hand on 2nd or 3rd finger and the males should use panchdhatu in the right hand.

The best time to wear is Saturday noon or midnight (night of Saturday/Sunday). The day falling or Ardra,Swati and Satabhisha stars is preferred.Mantra Om Bharang Bhareeng Bharong sau Rahuye namah” should be recited 18,000 times ideally, pooja should be performed with blue flowers and Chandan. Native should also donate sweets to crows and money to leprosy patients on the next day (if done at midnight) or same day(if done at noon). Inimical gems are Ruby, Pearl and Coral.

(b) Cat’ Eye. Minimum weight is 5 rattis and finger is 3rd. Metal is silver.Timing is same as for Gomedha while day preferred is Saturday falling as Aswini magha and Moola stars. The mantra is “Om prang preeng paroong sau Ketuye namah” and it should be recited 18,000 times ideally. Poooja should be done with red flowers and Chandan and one should donate food articles to stray dogs and offer service to elderly people. Inimical gem is none.

in my opinion these gems should not be preferred unless really needed. B3etter if we use depositor’s of nodes, if they are benefic in the lagana even in the major period of nodes. As already mentioned nodes have to behave in the same nature that is of their depositor, i.e., the lord of the si8gn when they are placed.

Reference: Gem Therapy in Vedic Astrology: Dr.Neeraj lalwani