The precious stone of Grossular Garnet is believed to bring good fortune and luck to people dealing with lotteries, share market, real estate, exports, imports and speculative businesses.
This stone is characterized by the colour of cow’s urine and the appearance is similar to powdered sugar in honey. As garnet was sourced in large numbers from Sri Lanka, which was known as the ‘Land of spices’, the stone is also called ‘Hessonite cinnamon stone.’
According to Indian Astrology, garnet is the stone related to ‘Rahu’, the commander of the ‘Asura’ (demoniac) forces. This makes garnet the stone to wear for neutralizing the negative effects of Rahu as well as seek luck.
Another belief related to garnet is that it can solve the psychological problems caused by evil apparitions. The stone is also considered to possess medicinal properties to treat skin diseases and wounds caused by impure blood.
Who all can wear
Astrology says that garnet brings wealth, prosperity and pleasure to your life. Those who can prosper by wearing the stone include people engaged in cosmetic trade, lottery sellers, share market dealers, professionals in film and television serial sectors and staff of chemical laboratories.
People born during the ‘lagnas’ of Edavam, Mithunam, Kanni, Thulam, Makaram and Kumbham can wear garnet. In addition, if your birthday falls on the days 4, 13, 22 and 31 the stone can be worn, as per numerology.
When a person passes through the ‘Rahu’ phase, garnet can be chosen to lead a normal life. If your birth star is Thiruvathira, Chothy or Chathayam, garnet would be ideal.
Who cannot wear
If your horoscope suggests ‘kala sarpa dosham’, garnet should be avoided as the stone would increase your agony. Similarly, those who have Rahu in the sixth, eighth or twelfth positions of their birth ‘lagnam’ also need to keep away from the precious stone.
Buying the precious stone
Before purchasing garnet, consult an expert astrologer who can give good advice in this regard after examining your horoscope. Then approach a reputed and trusted dealer to buy the stone.
How to wear
Wear garnet on Saturdays, within one hour from sunrise during the period of Saturn. The stone can be fixed on a gold or silver base and worn ideally as a ring on the middle finger.
The stone can also be used on the Thiruvathira, Chothi and Chathayam days, which are stars ruled by Rahu.
However, wear the stone only if it astrologically beneficial.
Garnet is mined in Sri Lanka, India, South Africa, Swat province of Pakistan, the USA, Brazil, Tanzania and Kenya. Even though one among the ‘navaratnas’ (nine precious gems), garnet is not very costly, making it within the reach of even common people. Ensure that you obtain a lab certificate for the stone purchased as there are several other stones having the colour of cow’s urine.
From ancient times, garnet was sought out to counter the adversities caused by ‘sarpa dosham’ (curse of the serpent). The stone is referred to in the Bible too in various chapters.
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