The best crystals and colors for you, based on your Vedic astrology sign

Amethyst — photo by Jav Ducker

Gemstones and color therapy have long been incorporated into astrological practice. It has been said that the ancient kings and queens of India always had an astrologer in their court. The astrologer would recommend the proper gemstones based on the rising sign of the person and these gemstones would be worn in their crowns or as rings and pendants. Using the proper gemstones for one’s chart provides one with better health, relationships, professional life, creativity, longevity, wisdom and mental and spiritual happiness.

The efficacy of the gemstones as astral remedy is recognized by Ayurveda, one of the oldest forms of healing methodologies. Ayurvedic medicine believes that gemstones hold particular energies that can be healing to a person. However, it is important to only wear the gemstones that are favorable for your personal chart and to avoid wearing the gemstones of the planets that can cause adverse effects in your life.

To provide strength to the weak planets in your natal chart, the divine science of astrology recommends use of various gemstones that are associated with the different planets. The strength of the planets can be raised through the concentrated rays and energies of a particular color of a gemstone which represents a particular planet in your chart.

Gemstones as part of jyotish/astral remedies can be worn as a pendant or in ring settings. If you prefer a ring, it is best to use the following as a guideline:

    For the Sun, a ruby is worn on the left ring finger
    For the Moon, a pearl is worn on the left little finger
    For Mars, a red coral is worn on the left/right ring finger
    For Mercury, an emerald is worn on the right little finger
    For Jupiter, a yellow sapphire is worn on the right index finger
    For Venus, a diamond is worn on the right ring finger
    For Saturn, a blue sapphire is worn on the left middle finger.

The setting of the gemstone ring or pendant should have an open back so that the gemstone touches ones skin or almost touches ones skin. The weight recommended for all the gems except diamond is between 4.6 to 4.7 carats. The recommended weight for a diamond is one carat.

Gemstones have a powerful influence in our lives and it is best to get an auspicious time to “install” the gemstone upon purchasing. An auspicious time is a time that we elect to begin important events in life. By electing an auspicious time for these events, we significantly contribute to the success of these events.

Certain planets rule different metals, so when buying a gemstone, it is best to get a setting that is beneficial for your chart.

    Sun rules copper and gold
    Moon rules silver
    Mars rules copper
    Mercury rules brass
    Jupiter rules gold
    Venus rules silver and aluminum
    Saturn rules iron

Email Sara Hawthorne at, to find out which planets, colors, metals and gemstones are best for you.


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