Powers of Gems on You

The effects gems will have depends on the nature of their Planet lord’s attitude or placement in each individual horoscope. There are two types of planets in every horoscope, viz., ANUKUL-GRAHA or favorable planets, and PRATIKUL-GRAHA or unfavorable planets. Gems will act accordingly. Below are simple basic guidelines on how fine quality jyotish gems might influence us.

Ruby is ruled by Surya. The Sun is the sovereign planet of the zodiac, furnishing the light and heat upon which all life depends. The Sun’s position in a person’s horoscope determines his or her external appearance and public persona and provides the energy for one’s personal power and influence over others.  The Sun governs the fields of philosophy, government service, churches and temples, the medical profession, gold trade and public fame. Solar energy is associated with the fire element, the color red, fatherhood and masculinity, royalty and political power. RED is the cosmic color believed to be transmitted by rubies and other natural red gems. Red color waves are hot and therefore useful in curing diseases caused by excessive cold and moisture in the body, viz. cold, flu, anemia, low blood pressure, heart and circulatory problems, as well as foolish behavior and learning deficiencies. In addition, Solar gemstones confer courage, eliminate sadness, moderate excess sensuality, and help elevate one’s status in society. If Sun is well placed in your horoscope the influence of wearing fine RUBY will be toward nobility, dignity, power, leadership, and confidence. One will be well-read, pious, strong, compassionate, and untroubled.
Natural Pearl is ruled by Chandra. The Moon governs the mind, and it’s position in one’s horoscope determines a person’s habitual patterns of thought, feeling and volition. It rules all professions associated with water, such as sailing and fishing, and it influences the tidal patterns of oceans and seas as well as bodily fluids. Lunar energy is associated with the water element, the color white, motherhood and femininity, romance and love. The Moon is a soft, sensitive planet with fluid, feminine qualities.  ORANGE is the cosmic color believed to be transmitted by pearls and other Lunar gems. Orange color waves are cold and therefore useful in treating diseases of the bodily secretions and blood caused by excessive heat in the body. Fine Moon jewels are known to be helpful in cases of mental derangements caused by an excess of heat in the heart and brain.  Moon astral talismans will also enhance all mental faculties, pacify emotions, induce tranquility, and improve artistic creativity.  If Moon is well placed in your horoscope the influence of natural PEARL will be toward sensitivity, good habits, stability, and health. One will be wealthy, calm, industrious, and respected.

Yellow Sapphire is ruled by Brihaspati.  Jupiter is the most auspicious and beneficent planet. Wealthy and influential individuals generally possess a strong Jupiter in their horoscopes, and this reflects the rich rewards of positive karma accumulated in previous lives. Jupiter governs religious activity, financial affairs, personal happiness, and teaching. Jupiter also determines one’s spiritual orientation. It is associated with the color yellow, the bodily fluids, education, pilgrimage places, and transcendental wisdom. The Sanskrit name for Jupiter is “guru,” indicating a source of divine knowledge and spiritual insight.  LIGHT BLUE is the cosmic color believed to be transmitted by yellow sapphires and other natural yellow gems. Light blue color waves, being very cold, relate to the ethereal nature and are helpful in curing diseases of the glands, the fat system and bodily cavities. Jupiter astral talismans are known to enhance spiritual understanding, facilitate pregnancy and childbirth, improve marital relations, increase one’s fortune, and help balance the endocrine system. Jupiter jewels are known to be especially favorable to women by increasing their happiness and contentment.

If Jupiter is well placed in your horoscope the influence of YELLOW SAPPHIRE / yellow topaz will be toward humanitarianism, spiritualism, optimism, faith, and good judgment. One will be powerful, respected, and a teacher of humanity.

Gomeda is ruled by Rahu. Rahu is by nature a malevolent planetary influence which can cause personal frustration, sacrileges habits, abuse of alcohol and drugs, possession of ghosts and demons, and infectious diseases. However, when located in a powerfully beneficial position in one’s horoscope, Rahu can relieve one of those problems. Rahu can alss elevate one to positions of great wealth and power and confer public influence over the masses. Rahu is associated with serpents, fear, karmic retribution, and un-virtuous under world characters. ULTRA-VIOLET is believed to be the cosmic color transmitted by hessonite and other orange gems. Ultra-violet color waves are the coldest of all the cosmic rays and should be used for ailments caused by extreme over-heating, i.e., high fever, hyper-acidity, indigestion, hyper-sexuality, insomnia, and during child birth. Rahu astral talismans may also help divert disasters, prevent insanity, counteract poisons, and protect one from demoniac influences.
If Rahu is well placed in your horoscope the influence of Hessonite / orange zircon will be toward originality, inspiration, insight, and uniqueness. One will be exotic, wealthy and fortunate.

Emerald is ruled by Budh-Graha.  Mercury governs intelligence and therefore rules such fields as education, literature, communication, and public speaking. It is associated with the earth element, cold energy, the color green, agriculture, travel, and the nervous system. Endowed with youthful, fast-moving energy, Mercury appears prominently in the horoscopes of people who are playful, enthusiastic, and talkative. Mercury also governs astrologers, clerks, accounts, sculptors, and any other profession requiring skillful use of the hands. Mercury enhances the ability to learn languages, improves memory, and facilitates the power of speech. People with a strong Mercury generally have the ability to perform activities quickly and handle several matters simultaneously.


GREEN is believed to be the cosmic color transmitted by emeralds and other green gems. Green color waves relate to the earth element and are cold by nature. This color, being heavy, influences the heavy organs of the body such as the flesh, liver, kidneys and intestines. Mercury astral talismans are also known to enhance psychic powers, improve memory and learning, strengthen the nervous system, and provide protection against snakes and envious people.

Influence of Emerald / tsavorite if Mercury is well placed in your horoscope will be toward rationality, wit, skillfulness, and dexterity. One will be educated, happy, fortunate, and highly respected.

Diamond is ruled by Shukra. Venus is a beneficent planet which rules sex and sensuality, love and marriage, material comfort and luxury. Singers and dancers, artists and craftsmen, actors and prostitutes, and other professions involved in entertaining people are strongly influenced by Venus’s sensual energy. A person with a strongly beneficial Venus in his or her horoscope tends to have a happy marriage, enjoy material comforts, is optimistic and charismatic, makes others happy, and moves with physical grace and coordination. Diplomats and peacemakers are often governed by Venus. Venus is associated with flowers, jewels, and other beautiful objects, as well as semen, sweet foods and flavors, tropical climates, sexual activity, nice clothes, and various other sensual pleasures. People with a powerful Venus often experience distress of the excretory system due to overindulgence in food and drink.  INDIGO is believed to be the cosmic color transmitted by diamonds and other colorless gems. This color influences all watery elements in the body, especially mucous and sperm. Venus astral talismans are known to induce purity of body and mind, confer artistic talent and worldly happiness, strengthen the bones, and improve the quality of all bodily secretions, such as mucous, hormones, and semen.


Influence of Diamond / colorless quartz if Venus is well placed in your horoscope will be toward attractiveness, grace, elegance, and longevity. One will be refined, humanitarian, and possess many stylish and positive qualities.

Cat’s Eye is ruled by Ketu. Ketu is a mysterious planetary influence, which, like Rahu, is malevolent unless located in a powerfully beneficial position or conjoined with a beneficent planet. Ketu governs theology, monastic life, crime and punishment, hidden enemies and dangers, and the occult. Unless correctly balanced, Ketu can cause poverty and other obstructions in one’s life. Ketu is associated with suffering and the consequent aspiration for spiritual liberation.  INFRA-RED is the cosmic color believed to be transmitted by cat’s eye gems. Infra-red color waves are the hottest of all the cosmic rays and are known to be useful in many chronic and terminal illness such as cancer and all forms of paralysis. Infra-red color also aids digestive problems and skin diseases. Ketu astral talismans can also enhance psychic powers, confer protection from hidden enemies, and avert dangers such as drowning, intoxication, and criminal punishment. Ketu is also said to bring good luck to gamblers (if well-placed).

Influence of Chrysoberyl Cat’s Eye / fibrolite cat’s eye if Ketu is well placed in your horoscope will be toward spiritualism, intuition, universality, subtleness, and sensitivity. One will be wealthy and protected from evil.

Sapphire is ruled by Shanideva. Saturn is a powerful planet whose position in one’s horoscope strongly influences one’s work and employment, as well as obstacles one must overcome in order to succeed in one’s chosen field. Saturn is associated with the color blue, darkness, obstinacy, gambling, and chronic diseases. It governs aging and death, yoga practice, foreign travel, hunters and thieves. While malevolent by nature, when properly placed or balanced Saturn can also induce great virtues, such as compassion, charity, longevity, meditative insight, and positive public influence.  VIOLET is believed to be the cosmic color transmitted by blue sapphires and other natural blue to violet gems. Violet color waves are related to Saturn, the planet which governs suffering and poverty. Saturn also rules the entire nervous system. Therefore, most diseases of the nerves, such as neuroses and nervous tension may be caused by an afflicted Saturn.

Influence of Blue Sapphire / indicolite (blue tourmaline) if Saturn is well placed in your horoscope will be toward discipline, responsibility, realism, durability, and humility. One will be long-lived, charitable, proficient, and an affectionate mate.

9. Influence of Red Coral / Carnelian

Red Coral is ruled by Mangala. Mars is a masculine planet which radiates an intense and fiery energy. Mars governs soldiers and warfare, ambassadors and orators, restaurateur and cooks, athletes and pilots, real estate and construction. It rules the color red, the metal element, vegetation, and the basic energy of life. The position of Mars in one’s horoscope determines relations among brothers, courage and strength, vitality and sexual drive.   YELLOW is the cosmic color believed to be transmitted by coral and other ochre colored gems. Yellow color waves are related to the lymph nodes, bone marrow, blood, and head. Mars astral talismans may help to strengthen these vital elements. They also help avert violence and warfare, moderate lust, improve finances, and reduce mental depression.


Influence of Red Coral / red carnelian if Mars is well placed will be toward positive energy, strength, courage, passion, and aggression. One will be active, have great energy, be learned, well-known and regal.