Wearing the apt gemstone can change your fortunes. But many people believe that only one gem is suitable for an individual. They may ask an astrologer about the gem that matches their birth star.
Others arrive with their horoscope and point out that since they are under the influence of Saturn (kandaka shani) they should be wearing blue sapphire. Another group of people may meet the astrologer after being told by the temple priest that they were going through bad phase astrologically. Still others would want to know their birth stone and lucky stone.
But if an astrologer is approached repeatedly, he is likely to suggest different gemstone each time. There are many reasons for this.
For instance, if the birthstone is to be learnt, the gem that is related to the ‘lagna lord’ would be suggested by the astrologer. But if the lucky stone is asked, the gem of the ninth house lord (bhavadhipan) would be told. In case the astrologer bases his selection on the ‘dasa’, the gem would be different. Similarly, to overcome bad times like ‘kandaka sani’, ‘sani dasa’ and ‘ezhara sani’, gems like blue sapphire have to be worn.
In addition, gemstones can strengthen the weak planets in our horoscope. According to astrologers, this would be more effective. Suppose the influence of Venus on your horoscope is weak, wearing diamond, the gem related to the planet, would change your future for the better. Unmarried persons will enter matrimony and married people will see their relationship with spouse improving. Another benefit of wearing the gem is that your looks would improve. In addition, artists are likely to create a bigger impact in their respective spheres of creativity.
If Jupiter also is weak in the horoscope of these people, they may have difficulty in begetting a child. In such a situation gems related to Venus and Jupiter should not be worn together. This is because these two planets are opposing forces and the influence of one planet would be rendered ineffective by the other. So, for the wedding to take place, diamond alone has to be worn first. After marriage, this gemstone needs to be removed and yellow sapphire should be worn till the couple is blessed with a child.
However, the position of the planets also has to be taken into account for deciding the gem that can be worn. If the planet is in the adverse position, wearing the gem related to it has to be avoided.
Astrologers also suggest wearing ‘navaratnas’ (the nine gems) together in certain situations. For example, when more than one planet is weak it casts a negative influence on all the other planets. Setbacks may occur if the gem connected with the planet which is placed in unfavourable position is worn.
When an astrologer suggests wearing a gem among the ‘navaratnas’, he may choose one that would be beneficial but related to a weak planet. Sometimes, more than one gem may have to be worn. In that case, the gem that meets the most urgent need would be prescribed. For example, for a student the gem that helps studies would be suggested. For a person seeking a job the gemstone that helps in this regard should be worn. In such cases, the specific need has to be mentioned to the astrologer.
Many people check the internet after an astrologer suggests a gemstone and find that the results do not match. They may think that the astrologer had gone wrong. But the fact is different. An astrologer suggests that more than one stone among the ‘navaratnas’ have to be worn if several planets are weak in your horoscope. Suppose each gem is worn separately, fix one on the ring, another on the locket, yet another on the earring or on the nose stud.
There is nothing wrong in consulting more than one astrologer or seeking one expert’s advice several times. If you point out to him that he had suggested different stones on different occasions, he would explain the reasons.
Meanwhile, wearing a gemstone is a fashion for a section of people. Others try to show off their gem. Both these are not wrong.