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November 5, 2015

Find Your Vedic Gemstones: Part 1 Planets

For millennia mystics of the East have worn an ancient combination of nine gemstones known as Navaratna.

The nine gemstones are said to harness the power of planetary forces.   Each gemstone relates to a specific planet and astrological sign(s).

They are a part of the ancient tradition of Vedic Astrology.

Together these gems create a powerful talisman that is said to attract good fortune and well-being.

The gemstones can be worn individually to attract the power of a specific planet into your life, whether it is your birth planet or a planet whose energy you want more of in your life.

About Vedic Astrology

According to Vedic Astrology, there’s a connection between each healing crystal and the position of the sun, moon and the planets, which has a direct effect on us or to be specific, on our karma.

All planets have a definite relationship with at least one or more healing crystals.

What is Your Vedic Crystal?

Which crystal gemstone you choose to wear will bring in the characteristics of that planet.

1. Venus and the Astrological Signs:  Taurus and Libra

Taurus and Libra are Ruled by Venus.

Venus brings joy and sweetness into your life.  It helps you to understand relationships on a deeper level.

Venus aligns you with the energies of love and sexuality.  It represents the quality of married life or partnerships for both men and women.  The strength or weakness of Venus decides how you are able to give and receive love and forgiveness.

Birth Dates:  April 21 – May 21 and September 23 – October 22

Primary Healing Crystal:  Diamond

Alternates:  Clear Quartz, White Sapphire, Clear Topaz, and Clear Zircon.

2. Saturn and the Astrological Signs:  Aquarius and Capricorn

Aquarius and Capricorn are Ruled by Saturn.

Saturn opens you to a greater understanding of the mysteries of birth, death, and karma.  Saturn is called ‘the great teacher’ for this reason.

You will work harder than ever when Saturn is not well placed. It’s the planet that delivers you to your karma.  Crystals can also help you overcome the challenges thrown by Saturn.

When Saturn is well placed it blesses you with wisdom, humility, devotion, compassion, and determination.  It gives you strength through silence and concentration.

Birth Dates:  December 22 – January 20 and January 21 – February 19.

Primary Healing Crystal:  Blue Sapphire

Alternates:  Lapis Lazuli, Amethyst, Blue Tourmaline, and Blue Zircon.

3. Jupiter and the Astrological Signs:  Sagittarius and Pisces

Sagittarius and Pisces are Ruled by Jupiter.

Jupiter is the planet of luck and good fortune.  It helps with finances and legal problems.  Jupiter helps bring abundance and justice.  It helps you to hear your inner call and to stay true to your higher self.

Jupiter also helps promote good relationships with your children.

Birth Dates:  November 22 – December 21 and February 20 – March 20.

Primary Healing Crystal: Yellow Sapphire

Alternates:  Golden Topaz, Citrine, and Heliodor.

4. Mercury and the Astrological Signs:  Virgo and Gemini

Gemini is Ruled by Mercury.

Mercury determines intelligence, learning, and communication.  It promotes self-confidence and wit.  It assists with education and learning.

With Mercury, you can discern what is best for you.  You know your own mind.  It also opens you to a greater understanding of healing practices.

Birth Dates:  August 24 – September 22 and May 22 – June 21.

Primary Healing Crystal: Emerald

Alternates:  Aquamarine, Green Tourmaline, Peridot, Green Agate, and Jade.

5. Mars and the Astrological Signs:  Aires and Scorpio

Aires and Scorpio are ruled by Mars.

Mars is associated with physical stamina, courage, motivation, sexual strength and passion.  It helps you to initiate change in your life.

Mars assists you in using critical judgment.  The influence of Mars reminds you that you can use your energy in a constructive manner or in a destructive way.

Birth Dates: March 21 – April 20 and October 23 – November 21.

Primary Healing Crystal:  Coral

Alternates: Carnelian, Red Jasper, and Bloodstone.

Read:  Sun and Moon to learn about the remaining 4 gemstones and the remaining Astrological Signs.

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