Ruby/Manka – Gemstone

Ruby or manak is a precious gemstone ruled by rajasik planet Sun.
It mainly emits red, infrared and cosmic rays. Wearer of Ruby is bestowed with good health, high position, prestige and favours form government officials and rulers. A unique phenomenon has been observed with Ruby sometimes when it loses all its colour or fades – which indicates that the wearer has to face certain un foreseen difficulties and he should be ready to face them boldly.

A similar phenomenon, is observed with sapphire indicates that the wearer has been saved from such problems due to sapphire which has sustained all the malefic influence. Persons having Sun as benefic or yogakarak should wear Ruby.

A Few Universal Indications of Wearing Ruby are:
Leo ascendant
Being a benefic Sun if placed in Libra
Being a benefic Sun if placed in 6/8/12 houses.
Highly afflicted benefic Sun by close aspects of Rahu/.Saturn
Use Ruby in Different Ailments
With garnet and blue sapphire – Hypertension
Alone – eyesight ailments
Ruby alone in copper – initial leprosy
Ruby alone in gold- osteosclerosis and otitis media.

General Characters of Ruby
Precious Ruby offers high honour and position
Recommended for those in position of authority, those aspiring to become high dignitaries.
Highly recommended for rulers, politicians dealing with affairs of the nation.
It is a hot gem and ladies should avoid it especially in summer.
It enhances super ego and dominating characters.

Ruby for Different Ascendants

Aries. Lord of the 5th Sun is a very benefic planet: further it becomes yogakaraka when placed in the stars of the sun, moon or Jupiter. Any aspect/ conjunction of Jupiter creates a good yoga. Sun with Mercury and Venus in 11th house or Sun in ascendant plus Moon in 4th also provide great yogas. In all such cases one may yet get a pronounced effect of the Sun if Ruby is worn especially in the major period of the Sun.

Taurus. Sun being lord of Kendra but enemy of ascendant lord becomes yogi in star of Mercury and Sun,. Placements of Sun in 4th or 1oth house also suggests use of Ruby, especially if major period of Sun is running. Mars in 7th plus Sun and 9th lord in 11th house creates good yoga. In all the above mentioned conditions one may use Ruby carefully.

Gemini. The sun lord of 3rd cannot become yogi in this ascendant. Placing of Sun in it’s own sign especially along with Mercury and running major period of Sun is the only indication of Ruby.

Cancer. The sub being dhanesh, a lord of marak house, also becomes yogi when placed in star of the Sun, Moon and Jupiter. Placing of Mars + Sun in 10thy or sun + Mercury in ascendant + Venus in 4th creates great yogas. Afflicted Sun, running period of Sun are few more indications of Ruby, which may be used along with pearl after through judgement of age.

Leo. Ruby is a very useful gem for this ascendant. The sun if placed in star of Jupiter and sun becomes yogakarak. Placing of Sun plus Mercury and Mars in 1, 4, 9, and 11 houses or Sun plus Mercury and Jupiter in 1, 4, 5, 9 and 11 houses or sun plus Mercury and Jupiter in 1, 4, 5, 9 and 11 houses or Sun + Mercury in 1, 9 and 11 houses create great yogas.
A good quality Ruby may bring un expected laurels especially, if Sun’s period is running. Afflicted Sun in this ascendant is a curse for them and such individuals should immediately wear Ruby.

Virgo. Sun, the lord of 12th house, can create yoga when related to the moon and Venus. When placed in own sign Ruby may be worn along with Emerald especially in major period of the sun.

Libra. Sun is an enemy of Venus and rules 11th house, Placing of Sun in 11th house + running period of Sun is the only usual condition favouring Ruby.

Scorpio. Sun is a natural malefic which rules 10th ought to provide good results. Its placing in star of Sun, Moon and Jupiter makes him yogi. In addition Sun + Mercury and Venus in 7th create great yoga. If Sun is in 10th house (own house + directional strength) one may get Rajayoga if Ruby is worn especially in the running period of the Sun.

Sun, the trikona lord is highly benefic and also becomes Yogi if placed in the star of the Sun, Mercury and Jupiter. Ruby is a life time gem for general luck and they should essentially wear it.

Sun the lord of 8th and enemy of lagnesh never becomes benefic or yogi. Ruby is not usually recommended for them but Sun if placed in 8th and running its own period one may wear Ruby.

Aquarius. 7th lord Sun can become Yogi if placed in star of Sun itself. Sun being lord of maraka house, one should wear Ruby only after a thorough check up of health, illness and age.
It is noteable that 7th is 10th to 10th house from ascendant and wearing of Ruby when Sun is in its own sign or star may provide professional success.

Pisces. Lord of 6th Sun is an in auspicious planet and its placing in own sign plus running period of Sun itself may indicate use of Ruby.

More about Ruby
Minimum prescribed weight of Ruby is 2.25 carats
It should be got set in a ring form when sun transits Leo or Aries especially on Sunday. It should be worn after sunrise on Sunday of Shukla, paksha* within one hour of sunrise especially if the day is ruled by stars of Sun, i.e., Krittika, lI. phalguni and LI.shada. If some one gets Ravi pushya**star, it is excellent between 1630-1800 hours.
Finger is ring finger and metal is gold.

Pooja should be performed with red flower and red chandan and mantra “Om Harang Hareeng haroong sau suryae namah” should be recited ideally 7000 times. To inoculate strength in it, use of Surya yantra is also favourable. Its age is 4 years. Afterwards it should be changed Inimical gems with Ruby are Diamond, Gomedha and Neelam.
Dedicated to Father of Universe, Lord Sun
Shukla paksha – Bright lunar half of month.
Ravi pushya – Moon traversing pushya star on Sunday

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