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E. Inter-disciplinary Researches: Alternative methods of therapy (e.g.

, Ayurveda, Reiki, Shamanism, Faith healing, Prayer, Kirlian Photography etc.). Title : Using Vedic Astrology for Better health : A Review Author : Addala Bhaskar Jaganmohanrao Naidu B.E.(Mining), MTech (Education ) , B.A. ( Vedang Jyotish ) , M.. A. ( Vedang Jyotish) E mail : ssjba @rediffmail.com Abstract: Vedic Astrology is a powerful tool for finding solution to our health problems. There is separate branch in astrology called Medical astrology, which deals native chart from health point of view. Indian Vedic astrology provides solution to simple physical problems to complex psychological problems of human beings through suitable Mani (Gems), Mantra (Prayer), and Aushadhi ( Aurvedic Medicines) . In ancient time Astrologers have good knowledge of Aurvedic medicines. In ancient text of Garuda Purana , Kurma Purana and Vishnu Purana therapeutic use of Gems is mentioned. This paper examines the role of Vedic Astrology in identification of various diseases and discusses role of Mani ( Gems) In curing disease. Objectives of research paper : 1) Discuss role of Vedic Astrology for disease finding 2) Suggest different rules as per Vedic astrology for proper selection of Suitable Mani (Gems) 3) Examine role of gems in curing diseases.

1) Vedic Astrology Basic Principals 1.1) Division of Universe and Rashi

According to the Bhrusut Parashari hora shatra the whole universe is made of a ‘material’ called Narayana. Out of it, only 1/8th part is perceivable by us and it is called Vasudeva. The rest of Narayana cannot be perceived by ordinary mortals. Each one of us represents microform of Narayana. The entire zodiac is divided into 12 equal parts (each of 30degrees) and each such part is called a rasi (sign).
Vedic Astrology : Division of Universe, Rashis and Body Parts Rashi 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Mesha Vrisha Mithuna Karka Simha Kanya Tula Dhanu Makara Kumbha Meena English name Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Extent in zodiac Body part represented 0°-30° 30°-60° 60°-90° 90°-120° 120°-150° 150°-180° 180°-210° 210°-240° 240°-270° 270°-300° 300°-330° 330°-360° Head Face Upper limbs Heart (Chest) Upper abdomen Waist Lower abdomen and pelvis External genitalia Thighs Knees Legs Feet

Vrischika Scorpio

. These divisions are based on real stars in the sky. 1.2) Meaning of Planet in Vedic Astrology : ASC or Lagna is a very important point in chart and it shows you, self. All the other planets show other people or circumstances that are influencing you. So positions of the nine planets (in their respective signs) around the Lagna at the time of birth of a person, constitutes a rasi Chart.

i). Jupiter, the Brihaspati, is the teacher of gods, represents our intelligence and power of discrimination and Judgment. Jupiter is the teacher of gods. All Gods are within us – represents the good qualities in us. ii) Venus, Sukracharya, the teacher of the demons, represents the demonic / Rajas Qualities in us. Venus exists within you – rules enjoyment. The enjoyment

According to maharshis of our tradition. Now Ju (the intelligence) accepts Me (learning ability) as a son. Mo (mind) gets the input from Ju (intelligence) through Me (learning ability) Shiva is energy. is born the learning intelligence. For those who don’t work hard. Learning ability = Buddha (process information) Mind = Mo (execution of information) vii) Saturn is discipline and hard work.g. Sa is Perceived as a bad planet. Without Sa there wouldn’t be any achievement. stands for the initiative. Ma represented by Subrahmanya. iv) Mars is also called “Mahi Sutha” meaning son of Mahi (Earth) and is born from the sweat of Shiva. He is also called Sani or manda planet. Such as happy or sad – this also referred to mood swings. Moon shows the mind –sometimes empty and sometimes full. career. viii). drive and aggression.shodasa varga chakra is ruled by Moon. Moon also represents the shodasa-kalas and the 16th divisional chart . born to Mo and Tara Devi (w/o Ju). the rasi chart shows our physical existence and health (i. Sun is the king of your existence. he keeps the demons under control iii) Sun shows the soul within you. Intelligence = Guru. for ) Health related issues as seen from Shashtamsa (D6) and Trimsamsa (D30) . v) . In Vedic astrology. he forces on them. but he puts people to work and makes things happen. Moon represents the mind and shows the mood. nishkama karma yoga. Mind needs some input from intelligence – which needs an agent to process it and give it to mind. Has the same energy as Subrahmanya. Tara Devi (w/o Ju) is Sthri Shakti is the manifestation or expression of intelligence (intelligence by itself lives in vacuum and means nothing). Ju did accept TaraDevi and Me as a student. austerity etc. Ma shows the drive to do things. Sa also shows steadfastness. marriage etc. Ma shows career. With this manifestation. As teacher of demons. Ma governs the spirit of energy. i. there are so-called Varga chakras or divisional charts that we create for a person in addition to the rasi Chart. Me now process that intelligence and mind acts on that processed intelligence.e. Shakti is manifestation of that energy. physical manifestation) and each of the Varga chakras represents a specific area of our lives e. He is the adopted son of Ju but. vi) Mercury govern the learning ability. student. that is the learning ability. education. The moon goes through various phases – 16 in total. and in these charts the ASC changes in few minutes.e. Ju represents an ideal teacher and Me represents an ideal student.is referred to high spirits and not meant to be harmful. discipline and the hard work needed is represented by the Saturnian energy. That is why we will see Sa strong in all of saints.

ix) As per Vedic Medical Astrology each planet represents a certain part of the body a. Venus – Semen. Jupiter – Fat 2) Model Suggested for analysis of chart for Vedic Medical Astrology We can use Conventional Model of Input – Process – Output 1) Date of Birth 2) Time of birth 3) Place of birth 4) Latitude and Longitude of Birth place 5) Personal inspection of palm of native or Scanned Print of Palm 6) Online Personnel discussion INPUT 1) Read Palm Impressions 2) Prepare Horoscope 3) Check for birth time correction 4) Collection of data from horoscope 5) Analysis of data 6) Preparation of report 1) Detailed analysis report Of chart 2) Suggestion of remedial measures 2a) Mani (Gems) 2b) Suitable Mantra ( Prayer) 2c) Aushadhi (Aurvedic Medicine) PROCESS OUTPUT . Mercury – Skin e. Sun – Bone d. Mars – Nerve Marrow c. Reproductive organs f. Saturn – Muscle b. Moon – Blood g.

then a change in results is to be predicted and hence also a change in tattwa is expected. and that is to be checked and corrected by applying suitable birth time correction method. mostly people are not sure about there exact time of birth. Most of the persons are not sure about there exact time of birth. to cause creation. The different methods are suggested to make birth time correction i) By using Pranapada position in Navamasa D-9 chart : Rule the pranapada PP should be in trine or in Kendra to D-9 natal moon . Narshima Rao recommended it can be downloaded free on internet. You should look at the rasi chart and judge from the moon also. Hence for rectification purposes Kunda should be in trines or seventh from Lagna. If there is a parivartana of the Lagna lord. This is also seen to apply when the lagna lord is stronger than the lagna. The lagna or ASC in rashi charts changes in every 2 hours but The ASC changes every 4 minutes in the D-24 and every 6 minutes in the D-20 and every 2 minutes in the D-60.1) INPUT : Suggests the basic data required for medical astrology Accuracy of input data is very essential. Careful examination of palm and condition of nails can tell much about physical state of health of a native.2) .R .V. Few marks on palm indicate the type of disease native will suffer in future.1 ) Prepare the horoscope: using standard software “ Jagganath Horalite ‘’ By Shri P. In such cases the Kunda should be placed in trines/seventh to the Lord of Lagna.2.3) Explanation of Model 3. ii) correction using kunda .2) PROCESS 3. Applying birth time correction : Birth time correction is the acid test of good astrologer. that’s why it is very much necessary to It is best to look at the various LA’s and see Which one makes more sense. The biggest advantage of palmistry is that it is free from birth time correction 3.2. 3. The Kunda should be placed in trines (dharma) or in seventh (dwara) from the Rasi Lagna.

Ju or Ve associated with ASC then the individuals have a lot of Kaffa in their body. it is a very powerful tool to make correction V ) Birth correction using physical appearance People with Ar ASC usually have a round face – almost like a circle. have a thick oily hair. libido. . i) The benefits of Medical Palmistry are as follows: Medical Palmistry not only helps diagnosing diseases but also helps one to know about the patient's temperament. b) It provides information about hidden undiagnosed or misdiagnosed by doctors. his/her constitution. owning the ASC. Palmistry has emerged as a science in its own right that has helped doctors and patients alike in diagnosing difficult diseases. fat and stocky.2. d) Psychological ailments can be easily recognized by the study of the palm. 3. some factors such as love.3 ) Using Medical Palmistry Palmistry is a branch of Astrology. Besides. People who are very emaciated have a strong vatta. which was up until now looked upon as knowledge related to fortune telling handed down by our ancestors from generation to generation.iii) iv) by machining the known events like date and time of marriage with TP analysis of that year and making correction. can easily be recognized by the knowledge of Palmistry. However. Etc. They are well built. If not sure about date and time both use Nasta Jataka Paddhati to calculate date and time. There are some general guidelines with each ASC. Ve in ASC. from the medical point of view. now. a) It provides an early warning for forthcoming diseases. Somebody has big eyes there will be a strong Venusian influence in the chart. and one can prevent them early. and the subconscious mind. diseases which remain c) It helps in the prognosis of diseases where doctors are unsure about it. and the emotions that are beyond the pale of empirical sciences.

Thyroid l) Health Markings .Thick. accident and hospitalization can be avoided by guiding the person properly in the nascent stage.Susceptible to bowel or intestine problems.Allergies. b) Air Hand . f) Thin Palms .star on heart line may indicate heart problems o) Diamond: a diamond attached to lifeline may indicate gynecological problems p) Tussling: tussling of head or life line may indicate energy problems q) Fingernails Speckles: imbalance of zinc r) Vertical Ridges: intestinal problems s) Horizontal Ridges: trauma t) Wrap Around: respiratory problems .Islands On Heart Line: beneath Saturn may indicate hearing defects. m) Laddered Heart Line . while short vertical lines may indicate hormonal problems.Pineal gland j) Ring Finger . nervous system and psychological problems. e) Thick Palm . c) Fire Hand .beneath Apollo finger may indicate calcium imbalance n) Star On Line . With its help and knowledge.Blood pressure k) Little Finger . ii) Important points regarding Medical Palmistry a) Earth Hand . f) Serious illnesses.Accidents and heart problems d) Water Hand .e) Palmistry has a major role in prevention of diseases.Nervous tension and lung problems. a doctor can easily recognize the weakness of the system and advise the patient all relevant nutritional changes to prevent the disease from becoming severe.Thin.Pituitary gland i) Middle Finger . well padded palms denote a robust constitution.Short dashes may indicate stress. fragile hands indicate a fragile constitution g) Markings On The Fingertips . g) It is free from birth time correction which most of the horoscope do have. h) Forefinger .

u) Fan Shaped: need to relax 3. These falls under the purview of the fifth house and its lord. First the drishta. or the invisible and ostensibly caused due to unknown reasons. ii) Agantuka (Acquired) This type of disease can also be categorised further into two broad areas. namely relating to the physical body or the shareera. Moon and the eighth house and lord of the natal chart. Second are the diseases affecting the mind or the chitta.2. The sixth house and lord and the shadripu are responsible here. or that which is visible and due to known causes. The badhak house and lord take charge here. First the physical type. The eighth house and the eighth lord of the natal horoscope govern these. Problems related to evil spirits and like would also fall here. disease may be classified into the following two categories: i) Nija or due to self. Would include inherited. .4) Disease according to Vedic Astrology Astrologically. ii) Agantuka or acquired. Next is the adrishta. i) Nija (Self) This type of disease can again be classified into two broad areas.

PLANET Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn SYSTEM Skeletal (Bone) Circulation Muscular Nervous system (& Skin) Digestive Reproductive Excretory Problems in any particular system in the human body are likely to be caused by the planet inimical to the ruler of that system. 5. Accordingly the Vaata element produces ‘windy’ complaints. According to Ayurveda. The Kapha element concerns with most of respiratory ailments. Cancer is unchecked growth of toxic cells in the human body. for instance. 2. is virtually non-existent at birth and progressively goes on increasing with age.3. Any mental level disease caused due to any one of the three humors can be cured with relative ease. The Pitta is concerned with ‘heat’.2. 3. fever. the ancient Indian system of medicine. 7. inflammations. On the other hand such a mental disease resulting out of a combination of two or more of the three humors cannot be addressed that easily and is known as sannipatta. asthma etc. liver and gall bladder problems etc. 4. 6. Pitta and Kapha. Any imbalance in these three humours leads to bodily illness. colds. 1. there are three basic humours that need to be in balance for the maintenance of health. joint pains etc. It is indicative of Jupiter having become malefic and having withdrawn its benign protection. The effect of Saturn. The technical terms for the three are Vaata.5) Meaning of Planets In Vedic Medical Astrology The planets as under govern the main systems in the human body No. bile and phlegm respectively. As a result any bone injury in early years tends to heal immediately while a similar injury in old age may prove stubborn and not heal at all sometimes. The closest but inadequate translation would be wind. . neurological disorders. Jupiter is the naisargika karaka for growth.

Navansha. Dasa of lord of khara can cause problems during its dasa. It gives physical or mental troubles and Su will represent digestive system and stomach. A6 is also called roga pada . Nakshatra and considering other rule answer of query regarding disease can be answered accurately a) rashi chart analysis for medical astrology i) “Knowledge of death.8th lord in ASC or 8th lord aspecting ASC.2. it shows sudden shock. If the disease starts from these nakśatra (ie. it is 7th house. 11th is 6th from 6th also called Hara Sthana – not an auspicious If any planet is connecting a dusthana with the ASC it brings disease to the person . Nakshatra. . the period of suffering can be ordained. By Use of Trisphuta Rashi.3.e. vi) Trisphuta rashi. its bad. birth and janma nakśatra. If Rahu in 8th house. Sa in 8th house will show sadness. Su. it is 11th house. Dusthana – Mrityu sthana. tensions. Ra in 8th is not good for health overall. Based on the Moon at the moment of start of a disease. If the exact date/time of the star can be ascertained then the diety of the nakśatra should be propitiated .6) Analysis of Rashi and Divisional Charts for disease and remedies Vedic Astrology suggests two different methods which can be used for native question regarding health i) By using Natal chart : Vedic astrology suggest lot of tools for Natal chart analysis few important techniques are discussed here ii ) By Prashna Maraga It is a very powerful tool of answering to query by casting a honorary chart of that time. For dual signs. For fixed (Sthira) rasis. it is 9th house. disease and illness is known from the conception time. vi) Karaka for physical vitality is Su.iii) 8th house stands for troubles. can cause obstructions and activate the Bädhakesa and other evils. Mo affliction with Ra or Ke in D6 is bad. are to be carefully analysed in both natal and pranshna marga analysis. For movable (Chara) rasis. In this case propitiate Su to strengthen him to fight Ra or Ke. Remedy: The worship of the nakśatra devatā as the remedy for cure. 8th and 11th houses are important when we are looking at deceases. Conception or natal moon star) then the danger of death should not be ruled out. means cheating and when Rahu is involved. ii) 6th. vii) Use aruda and argalas for disease analysis. Troubles indicated by Badhakasthana cannot be diagnosed and there can be no cure v) The lord of the 22nd Deshkarna is the Khäresa and can cause Bädhaka effects i. sudden changes and even death. iv) Badhakasthana shows troubles for no logical reason.

that planet’s dasa will be bad for health.ii) Koluka (Special Shastamsa) Koluka is a very important subdivision of the rashi. enemies. there can be some inclination to accidents.e each drekkana has two kolukas. But exchange of results between these planets will not work if one of the planets is in its own house. c) In Annual Tithi Pravesha D-6 chart. The key here is that planet in the first koluka in any drekkana effect the interior working of the concerned body part while a planet posited in the second koluka of any drekkana effects the corresponding external organ. i. b) In Annual Tithi Pravesha chart if a planet is associated with 8th house (both in rasi and D-6). b) divisional charts useful in medical astrology i) D-6 (Shastamsa): a) This chart is used to see health. or any cure will not reach that person. Protection will be destroyed. The effect of the planets causing disease is relative to the drekkana/koluka they are posited in. When there are three or more planets in a house the most benefic planet will give the result of the most malefic planet. if the 9th lord is eclipsed by Ra and Ke (especially in 8th or 7th house) that person will have some health problems in Ra dasa. while those in the second drekkana effect the middle part of the body also known as the trunk and lastly the ones in the third drekkana effect the lower parts of the body. maybe on the skin of the skull or the hair etc. That planet will end up dominating and the results won’t be given fully. if ASC or 4th house has Ra and Ketu. Kolukas are associated with the drekkana. or 6th or 8th lord in 4th house. Any efforts to cure him will not be on the right track. iii) In D16. Choose a better dasha. especially in the dasa of those houses . Planets in the first drekkana effect the upper part of the body. Planets in 3rd house in D-6 will fight the diseases . Each rashi comprises six kolukas of five degrees each. A typical example would be a planet in the first koluka of the first drekkan will have an effect on the brain internally while the same planet posited in the second koluka of the first drekkana will manifest its effect externally. Don’t advise any surgery in that period. mainly above the neck.viii) Astakvarga and Sahams (Different mathematical points) are also to be checked for disease analysis. and litigation.

Thus.. but the darker side which includes all the negative things we have done for ages and many births. In this manner the houses should be studied. Moon is the natural significator for the 4th house and becomes the Controlling planet for good health and freedom from diseases. .the shadowy world of our self. In spiritualism it is taught of a "SHADOW SELF" called PAPA_PURUSHA which is a reflection of our own self. A Saturn placed in such a place is not good as it delays the recovery from diseases. It is the future (5th) of the 8th house. The Sun and the Moon represent the Atma (Soul) and the Mana (Mind) respectively. b). e) A clean heart is the key to happiness & laughter. The 9th house (Dharma) from the 8th house is the 4th house. The 12th rules hospitals and is the 5th (Mantra) from the 8th (Diseases).iv) D-30 Trimsamsa a). Venus (fulfilment of desires) gives happiness & Mercury gives laughter. Venus rules the Mritunjaya Mantra and the strength of Venus in this division is important for recovery from diseases. c). Hence the 12th house shows the way to get out of diseases and other such bad karma. happiness and laughter (ruled by the 4th house) are the best natural medicine to get out of the cycle of disease and debt. In this manner the planets should be studied. g). Affliction to the Sun will result in suffering. Since Mars and Venus rules the signs of exaltation of the Sun and Moon. The Arudha pada of the sixth house gives the body part that shall be afflicted due to the diseases. makes the effect of the mantra nil due to mistakes or "NOT WORSHIPPING GANESHJI" before starting a mantra can render it useless unless Guru is very strong. d). disease and other evils respectively. This is the trimsamsa. All the bad things we have done for which we deserve to be punished or taught lessons. f) . In this manner study the houses with focus on the 8th house (ROGA: Diseases & RINA Debts) and the 6th house (SHAD RIPU: Six kinds of weaknesses). they represent the Physical and Mental strength of the native to cope with distress. poverty and misery while affliction to the Moon will cause ill health and death. Hence. the Sun and Moon do not own any trimsamsa as they have light.

. 3. Saturn to the Ascendant. Mars.The Ascendant to Saturn . Ayurveda looks at the source of the problem. 3rd from AL. Mercury. 3rd from AL . V ) D40. (Curses and blessings). Mandi is also very important in these charts Supra conscious plane. The Ascendant to Mars . Shasthamsa shows the root cause. Ketu.Lust (Kama) d. vii) D60 Everything may be seen in D60.Jealousy (Matsarya) c. narrated by Lord Shiva. if that is true.Mars to the Ascendant In each case multiply the sum by 7 and divide the product by 27. 6th and 8th are important. (Curses and blessings). Curses work for 7 generations. those people tend to be very careful in this life. Saturn. 3rd from AL. Ke in Sagittarius (sign of fall). that person will have hydro phobia in this life.2. Curses work for 7 generations. Vi ) D45 D45 inherited karma from Fathers side. Exalted Mo in 3rd from AL Jala marana.Greed ( Lobha) f . this method is highly mathematical Find the total the bindus from. D40 inherited karma from Mothers side. Weakness of Lagna.Intoxication (Mada) e Rahu. death by fall in a vehicle. Look at 3rd from AL in D60 to see the reason for death in the past life and this may be the reason for fears/phobias in this life.Anger ( Krodha ) b..Illusion ( Moha ) i) (D30) shows the root cause of your weakness – Rasi shows what you suffer as a result of D6 and D30. Root causes are seen in the Shasthamsa.shows the nature of someone’s death. One small rule helpful for Medical astrology is given. It is shows past life events. The quotient will indicate the age .Death by some kind of mistake. Ve in Sagittarius.7 ) Using Astakvarga for medical astrology Astak varga is very powerful tool in Vedic astrology.h) The planets governing the six weaknesses are given below a.Death by falling due to mistake. 3rd from AL has Ke . Venus.

but is critical. Whenever there is any association of these pairs of antagonistic tattvas.2. Jupiter represents this state. where the planet causing affliction is placed. and Mars represents this state. 3. Jala (Water) – Relaxed. .Vayu are the set of antagonistic tattvas and they have difficulty in co-existence. Similarly Merc Dasa. bad results are likely to follow. Use of Tattava in dasa analysis i) .8) Tatvas of Planets and diesease a. enterprising person b. Any transformation. Similarly the age shown by Mars will witness surgical operation.when the native will be afflicted by diseases and other misfortunes. troubles manifest in different forms.Jala and Prthvi . the effect of such affliction would be shown in the life of a person in the year shown by the sign. If Rasi chart is in Agni Tatwa and Trimsamsa shows Jala Tatwa (opposite of Agni Tatwa) or vice. e. earthy nature. the native will be affected by poison. In the year represented by the bindus in the unfavourable house occupied by Rahu. stability. inflexible – leads to consolidation – Mercury usually belongs to all boots esp. harmony – Moon and Venus d. Akasa (Ether) – This is unseen. Vayu (Air) – creation – expansion state – Saturn c. and the age shown by Saturn will indicate diseases and miseries. Thus if a house is afflicted by malefic in the horoscope. 3.2. Troubles due to enemity among tattvas: We must know that the Agni . Such as Sat Dasa. there is sure to be plenty of problems.9)) Longivity of Native i) The death of the native can be studied form the Rasi and Trimsamsa whereas that of other relatives are to be seen from the other divisional charts. iii) When Trimsamsa shows contradictory influences on any pair. Fire (Agni) – state of transformation – Sun.versa .Ven AD or vice versa. ii) Dasa / AD lord which are mutually hostile by owning opposite Tatwas create many serious problems. Bhoo (earthy) – solid. Ex– Intelligence and Wisdom is unseen. all pervading nature that is binding all other states together.Mars AD or vice versa are also troublesome. For example: .

near death experiences. These are called Utpanna dasa (5th Star). then the Janma dasa itself can cause death Yogarishtha refers to teenage death around 12 to 20 years age. If a few other life determining factors are strong. Saptamsa (D-7) for children. v) At the time of death. The stronger among the 2nd/8th Lords becomes the prāńi rudra (primary rudra) while the weaker one becomes the aprāńi rudra. [Madhya Ayus refers to middle life where the longevity is from 36 to 72 years. Separate Vimsottari dasa’s can be calculated from the fifth. Dasamsa (D-10) for those related in the profession. the governor of physical body. iii) Balarishtha refers to infantile death (0 to 12 years). iv) GandaPhala:(Results of birth in Gandanta). Lagna being the governor of intelligence and the Moon. Kshema dasa (4th Star) and Adhana dasa (8th Star). Navamsa (D-9) for spouse. Another classification is 80 to 120 years. Compare the ending dates of dasa’s under this to that of Janma Vimsottari . then this can be within 40 years. Dwadasamsa (D-12) for Parents and elders. fourth and eighth constellation from Janma Nakshatra . Sun represents Śiva in all signs and Mars indicates the violent Rudra known for their strength and prowess in battle. Poorna Ayus or full life refers to the longevity in the range of 72 to 108 years. Another classification is 40 to 80 years. If the ending dates are close. Vimsamsa (D-20) for Guru’s and Sisya (Upasana). Sun should be in the trine to the Mrityupada (A8). If not death. the arudha for longevity and death. Chaturvimsamsa (D-24) for teachers and students (Siddhi) and so on.Parasara explains these as Drekkana (D-3) for co-born. then the Vipat or third dasa can cause death Alpa Ayus indicates premature death within 36 years. then it can spell the end of life. If this is destined. such transit can give. If this is destined. Lagna Gandanta results in the loss of intelligence while Rasi Gandanta results in premature death or loss of longevity. Death can occur during the Śūla daśā of the signs having the rudra or its trines or its seventh house. OUTPUT . vi) Shūla is short for trishūla (trident) which is the weapon held by Śiva (and Rudra). ii) Calculation of longevity should be done as per traditional tools.

Thus their strength is extremely important in addition to the lords of second and eleventh. To know the yoga givers or the yoga-karakas in a horoscope. The use of Gemstone is also endorsed by shastras such as Garuda Purana which gives elaborate description of the nature of the gemstones and their use. may it be health. which represent health.1) Mani (Gems) Mani (Gems) can be used 4.2) internally by taking them orally in the form of Bhasmas and Pisti. measures Mani (Gems) Mantra( . Even though gemstone use is one of the most popular source of remedies for all ills of the material world.4. ii) The lords of two trines fifth and ninth are equally important. The placement of the Lagna lord is extremely important for the overall strength of the horoscope and its gemstone can help a person overcoming all difficulties in life.1) External Use of Gems a) Selection of Mani (Gems) for wearing Prescription of Gemstone is one of the most important aspects of remedies in Jyotish Shastra. wealth or fortune. vitality and the controller of the whole horoscope. If they are badly placed in the horoscope. i) Lagna lord is the first and foremost yoga karaka in a horoscope. it is fraught with many misconceptions and erroneous notions of their selection and prescription. then the person might suffer financially in life. who signify Wealth and Income.4) Remedial Measures in Vedic Astrology Vedic astrology suggest three remedial Prayer). since is the owner of both Kendra (Quadrant) and Kona (Trine).1. the gemstones for the planets giving yogas should always be chosen. I ) Gemstone of Yogakarta Since the gemstones enhance the influence of the planet in the life of the person.Aushadhi ( Aurvedic Medicines) 4.1.different theories which support the therapeutic use of Gems are colure therapy.1) exernally by wearing them in rings and neckless . He is protector of the Lagna. hot and cold nature of Gems stones and electromagnetic or aura theory which links the gems effect on different charkas in body. . 4.1. They are the two important houses which control the financial wellbeing of a person. theories of tatvas.

the more effective way is to find the planet who is causing neecha-bhanga to the debilitated planet. It is advisable to wear Neelam. 1. Whenever there is a conjunction or exchange of two planets. Weakness of such Moon. Natural Karakatva (Significations) 4. however. They are the lords of the Dusthanas (6th/ 8th/ 12th). If the neecha-bhanga is happening with respect to the Moon. then Mantra would be a good remedy. the Moon is debilitated in Scorpio (8th house of natural zodiac) and is said to be MARANA KARAKA if placed in the 8th house from Lagna. Lordship 2. in any chart is not good for longevity. they can give bad results. they must be strengthened. For example. if it happens with respect to the Lagna. One of the ways is to wear the stone of the debilitated planet. When a benefic planet comes into association with a malefic planet. Similarly if the yogakarakas are involved in other bad yogas. while suggesting a gemstone for Jyotish remedial purposes. while their gemstones are worn.Each planet can give results on the following basis. When there is no cancellation of debility of other weaknesses then the gemstones for the supporters of the debilitated planet can be prescribed for causing cancellation of debility or for enhancing the life-forces that are being destroyed due to the debility. their inherent and functional nature is greatly modified. whereby the native gains due to the loss of natural and functional significations of . then it confers Vipareeta raja yoga. Placement 3. they can also give malefic results in addition to their inherent benefic nature to do good. However.karaka if placed in a dusthana (6th / 8th/ 12th). then wearing the gemstone of the planet causing the neecha-bhanga would make the debilitated planet come out of the state of debilitation. however the malefic planet gains out of the company and gives good results. 5th and 9th) / Yoga. if Saturn becomes the Yoga-karaka and is placed in a dusthana. ii) Gemstone of Weak Planet If a yoga-karaka (or any good planet in the horoscope. Yoga (Exchange. Aspects) Hence it must be remembered that a good planet (lords of Lagna. Hence a blue sapphire is used for enhancing the life-force. Saturn’s stone for such cases. then its ability to do good increases. Such subtle effects should always be kept into consideration. It must be noted that debilitation of some planets are desirable in a horoscope. Exception to this is that. If the lords of the Dusthanas are placed in other Dusthanas in debilitation. lords of any houses other than 6th/ 8th or 12th) is debilitated. Conjunction. then the benefic nature of the planet is corrupted and it starts giving malefic results.

the first house to be checked in any chart is the ninth house of fortune and Dharma with Jupiter & Sun as the significator. The right hand is ruled Jupiter and the left hand by Venus indicating increase (right hand) or decrease (left hand) of life force. If instead a gem is to be worn for the main Dasa planet itself. Suka Nadi states that if Rahu is in the ninth house. if gemstones have to be prescribed to decrease the evil effects of a malefic planet. The same principle of Vipareeta Ratna (Opposite Gemstone) has been used here. then the person may suffer from poverty/ failure in the homeland after 36 years. For example.the planet causing the yoga. its gemstone should be used in the left hand. The remedy is to strengthen the concerned Karaka by wearing its gemstone in the ring finger. then the native has good fortune after wearing a Topaz. the maleficence of the planet can be reduced by wearing a counter gemstone temporarily during the Dasa-bhukti of the planet. the gemstone of the Sun (Saturn’s enemy) is worn. by its debilitation in the 12th house. they shall damage fortune and Dharma. To remove this evil. Rahu is the enemy of Jupiter and since it is placed in the ninth house. Keeping this principle in view. but the Mother (natural signification of Moon) and the marriage (8th house is the longevity of marriage) might suffer simultaneously. the native must not strengthen such debilitated planets that confer the yoga. Thus. the native might enjoy rise in life. a ruby. iii) Vipreeta Ratna ( Opposite Gemstone) Vipareeta means opposite or gemstones used for weakening the effects of some planets in certain houses. if 8th lord Moon is involved in Vipareeta Raja yoga. if Rahu is malefic then during its period a Yellow Sapphire/Topaz/Citrine can be worn in the right hand ring finger or Hessonite/Brown Tourmaline etc can be worn in the left hand middle finger. For example. then the significations of the house suffer. Similarly. When the planet is a malefic for the horoscope. Rahu and Saturn are the enemies of these significator and if they are placed in the ninth house. . if Saturn is in the ninth house. If any house is occupied by an enemy of its Karaka. the use of a Topaz (gemstone of Jupiter) removes the misfortune caused by Rahu. then it should be worn in the left hand. iv) Gemstone Vs Dasha Hands in which the gemstones are worn to be chosen on the basis of certain criteria. Such use should be temporary covering the dasa-bhukti of the planet. To enjoy the fruits of Vipareeta Raja yoga.

an imperfect/inferior or incompatible gemstone can ruin the beneficence of other good gems. Hence utmost caution should be used in prescribing gemstones. The Ruling Planet is the strongest one in trines to the Lagna or in the seventh house (1. Just as the best of saints lose their merits by bad company. Suta Goswami (Garuda Purana) advises “not to wear a gem that is of inferior quality or incompatible even if it is set together with the divine Kausthuba Mani of Vishnu.5. vii) Naisargika Sambandha of Planets . vi) Gemstone and Lagna Lord For determining compatibility of gemstones most astrologers go by the Naisargika Sambandha (natural relationship) of other planets with the stone of the principal/ruling planet. since Lagna is the controller of the physical body. whose gemstone is worn.v) Flawed Gemstone A genuine gemstone of good quality should never be used with an imperfect or flawed gem or with one that is astrologically incompatible with it. The planets. but if it is the Sun. where the gemstone is worn). then the Lagna lord is chosen. then all planets are compatible with it. For example if the lord of the fifth house is inimical to the Lagna lord. and if none are there. Since the Lagna is the controller of the Horoscope. similarly. then only Jupiter. should be a friend to the Lagna lord as per the naisargika sambandha. then the use of a gemstone of the fifth lord can endanger the life children. the use of its gemstone can damage / endanger the concerned people related to the house owned by the planet. If any planet is inimical to the lord of Lagna.7 & 9 houses). Thus if the ruling planet is the Moon. the impact of the Gemstone ultimately falls on the Lagna (more so. Mars & Moon are compatible and their stones can be chosen.

even while turning the rosary (when we finish one circle of 108 beads). If the tenth and ninth lord are involved in a Dharma-Karmadhipati Yoga. the naisargika sambandha. i) Gemstones of Mutually Inmmical Planets. Such combinations can be extremely dangerous for the native. tatkalika sambandha and other sambandha.Some astrologers also use Tatkalika Sambandha (Current relationship) between planets in a chart as this also takes the individual horoscope into focus. The natural fight between the owners of the gemstones can be visible in the life of native. j) Fingers and Gemstone The index finger is called Tarjani and is considered very inauspicious. Among all the methods of judging the suitability of a Gemstone namely. In mantra recitation the beads should never touch this finger. Gemstones of mutually inimical planets should never be used simultaneously as they shall prove to be very adverse. The table shown below shows the natural relationships between the planets. where we can witness. Mitra or Sama to the ruling planet are chosen for supportive gemstones. should never be used. the planets that are Param Mitra. the native is caught between many undesirable circumstances without his fault. Gemstones of planets involved in Duryoga and other malefic combinations or where benefits accrue if the planets are weak and afflicted like the Vipareeta Rajyoga. The Gyana Mudra has all fingers except this index finger stretched out with the index finger (of anger) being in touch with and . Here. It rules the “Ahamkara” and is the finger of “fall” or expression of anger. then their stones should be used together to augment the effects of the Yoga. the best and most beneficial gemstones are those of the planets involved in a beneficial Yoga. Many astrologers give gemstones of mutually inimical planets such as Hessonite (Rahu) with Ruby (Sun) or Yellow Sapphire (Jupiter) or Red Coral (Mars).

Just as the thumb is different from the other four fingers and in conjunction with them does all work. this cannot be prescribed for the little finger due to Mars ruling Agni Tattva (fire element). it is very important to consider the placement of Planets with respect to the Arudha Lagna for final selection of an Gemstone. Tatwa in Palmistry The gemstone of a planet placed in a house should be worn according to the quadrant (Kendra house) is whose trines it is placed. Normally for people who are spiritual / worship their Guru. However these gemstones have been found to give better results of stable power and gradual stable growth in finance in the ring finger. the Akasha Tattva (Ether element–symbolized by the Thumb) permeates all signs of the other elements and is the driving force / Dhi Shakti. Thus a Coral can only be worn in the ring finger (Agni Tattva / Fire) or middle finger (Prithvi Tattva / Earth). Even though the promise of the wealth can be seen from different dhana yogas in the horoscope and the strength of the 2nd. For example. the sources and the quantum of the gains or losses can be seen from the Arudha. while that in the 11th from the AL show the sources of Income. 8. The following guidelines can help in such judgement: . Maharishi parashara says that planets in the twelfth of Arudha Lagna (AL) can show the sources of expenditure.controlled by the Akasha Tattva of the Thumb. 12) should not be prescribed as then they would be worn in the Tarjani (Index finger). Gemstones of planets in Moksha Trikona (4. for use in the index finger. Thus a planet in the ninth house influences the Dharma Trikona and its gemstone should be worn in the ring finger. This is the material manifestation of the existantial reality of a person. 11th and the trines. the arudha lagna plays a very vital role in selection of the gemstones. Some astrologers prescribe Ruby / Yellow Sapphire for Power / Wealth respectively. Thus. gemstones should not be used in this finger. the perception of the world related to the native. if a Red Coral is to be worn for Mars placed in the seventh house. which is opposed to the Vayu Tattva (Air element). Arudha Lagna shows the image in this world or in other words. Instead mantra of these planets should be advised. Further gemstone cannot be worn in the finger of inimical elements. k) Gemstone and Arudha Lagna Since the gemstones are taken for fulfilling the material pursuits in the life than anything else.

Jupiter. unless they are debilitated. In addition the planets in the 7th from Arudha lagna shows the persons who would openly oppose the person in various activities. one need to consider this factor as well. . The gemstone of a planet placed in or aspecting the 11th from Arudha Lagna shall give income from the sources indicated by the planet. and this is more true with respect to the Malefics. Similarly the lord of the Arudha Lagna should ideally be well placed in either exaltation. The presence of Moon or Jupiter in the Arudha Lagna gives long lasting fame. their gemstones can be given. malefics in the 3rd from AL can be detrimental to the health and longevity. the gemstone for such planet can increase the expenditure of the native. countering the evil has to be worn (please refer to relevant section for more information on this) 5. The 2nd and 7th house from the Arudha Lagna are the houses of sustainance of the Image. So the gemstones of such planets to be chosen after careful consideration of all factors involved. the gemstones of such planets can cause fall of image and troubles in career and various other troubles. mulatrikona. Thus wearing the gemstones of the malefics placed in 3rd or 6th can help in fulfilment of objectives and gaining over all odds. They should otherwise be placed with benefics or exalted planets and gemstones of such Moon. then the gemstone of the planet. own house or friends house. benefics or exalted planets can be beneficial to the native. However one must remember that planets placed here shows the persons who would secretly oppose the native in various activities. If gemstone of such planets is worn. provided the native can withstand the opposition shown by the concerned planet. Malefics in the 3rd or 6th gives material success whereas benefics in these places makes the person spiritual. They should be occupied by benefics or exalted planets. it would benefit the native by uplifting his image. 2. If such planet is in fall or unfavourably placed. otherwise it can be harmful. 4. If a planet is placed in or aspecting the 12th from the Arudha Lagna. Malefics are well placed here as it confer rajayoga while placed here in addition to the expenses shown. 3.1. If they are occupied by malefics. However. thus while prescribing the gemstones. The sources can be known by judging both the functional as well as natural significations of the concerned planet. Thus if benefics are placed in the 7th from the Arudha Lagna. The planets in the Arudha Lagna shows how the world perceives the native.

Unless any other adverse yogas exist. if Saturn is placed in such 10th. Persons may use substitute stones instead of the more expensive gems. 8. or green tourmaline can replace emerald. b ) use of Gemstone for Diesease In ancient Vedic texts.6. peridot. Benefics are best suited here and malefics are prohibited. moonstone can replace pearl. and yellow topaz or citrine can replace yellow sapphire. Malefics placed over there can harm the health of the person and also the image. 10th house shows the impact of a planet in the native's career. For example. then the career becomes a bed of thorne for the native. the origin and healing powers of various gems are discussed. . All planets either be benefics or malefics give good results and financial gains while placed in the 9th house from the arudha Lagna. gemstone of such planet would be beneficial to the native. Stones of such malefics placed there should never be worn. 7. like the Brihat Samhita. The eighth house is also very crucial in a way that it controls the longevity of the person. jade. Red garnet can replace ruby.

brain. bones. inflammations. hot temper. fevers. immune disease All All nervousness. tumors. I) Agate : Used with kewra. Few examples are given for reference. weight. Ayurveda and to some extent Unani (both Indian branches of science using natural curative methods) lay great emphasis on the use gem stones in medicinal preparations. abscess. memory loss. nerves. pancreas. kidneys. weak bones. small intestines. liver. infections. liver. impatience. eyesight. nervous indigestion Vayu / weak immune system. giddy.smelling flower extract . bleeding. infertility. paralysis. weak muscles. alleviate liver troubles. They are used both as ashes (bhasma) as well as in powder (pishti) form for treatment of critical ailments. weak muscles. indigestion. Mind stuttering. low energy. arterial Kapha circulation. nerve and gland dysfunction Vayu / reproductive and urinary system. loss of coordination.1. All medication however. cancer. should be under strict supervision and advice of a qualified Ayurvedic or Unani physician. immune diseases Jupiter Yellow Gems Venus Diamond/Clear Zircon Blue Sapphire / Amethyst / Lapis Gomedha Cat’s Eye Saturn Rahu Ketu 4. bleeding problems. The procedures for preparing these medicines are time-consuming and complicated. lung and mental disorder Pitta Pitta fevers. a strong . constipation. acne. Pitta epilepsy. hypertension. cancer.2) Using Mani (Gems ) in Bhasma (Ash) and Pisti (Powder) Form. edema. cure fainting fits. jaundice. kidney. mental disorders poor digestion or circulation. lethargic. spleen. vitality. arthritis Vayu / infertility. ulcers. nervous system. Kapha anemia. it is said to strenghten the heart. anxiety. Kapha bile. paralysis. bleeding and . accidents Moon Mars Moonstone/Pearl Red Coral Mercury Green Gems Pitta / vertigo.Planet Gem Sun Ruby / Red Garnet Helps Heals Vayu / heart. poor circulation. weak immune system Vayu / weak bones. vitality. mental problems.

bile and phlegm in the body. The bhasma provides vitality and strength and cures certain eye diseases . physically and mentally. it helps colic. if a piece of the gem should get into the stomach by accident. it cures bilious troubles.diseases caused by stones in parts of the body. insanity and hiccups. paste is applied to remove eruptions caused by excess bile (pitti). ix) Gomedha : Triturated in rose or kewra or red musk water. vi) Coral : A paste obtained by rubbing coral in mortar with rose or kewra water. If coral coralisis triturated in rose water and dried and then taken with honey it provides strength to the body. when taken with a betel leaf (paan) it cures cough and phlegm. It is said to prolong life if taken over a period of time and gives one a radiant appearance. epilepsy. The bhasma gives relief and cures tuberculosis. diabetes . iv) Blue Sapphire : Broken pieces are triturated (ground in a pestle and mortar) in rose. iii) Bloodstone : Used in powder form. asthma. to treat problems caused by excess of phlegm. ulcers in the anus. insanity (of certain kinds). The bhasma provides coolness ti the body and controls nausea. for diamonds can cut the intestines and cause death. It also rejuvenates. anaemia and inflammation. vii) Diamond : powdered diamond is a abso-lutely forbidden for oral use. immediate steps should be taken to have it vomited out. The same effects is had by applying the paste by rubbing the rose water on the affected area . piles and jaundice. skin diseases and piles. kewra and water. . viii) Emerald : Triturated in rose or kewra water it is used for urinary troubles and diseases of the heart. Ii ) Amber : Cures all disorders caused by wind. x) Kidney stone : Wearing the stone itself is said to give relief from colic pain. diabetes. cough and piles. indigestion. is believed to a vert abortion when applied on the navel of a pregnant woman. The smooth paste is administered orally to cure fevers. dropsy. tuberculosis. Only it ashes (bhasma) strictly prepared under super-vision are prescribed . jaundice and problems of wind and phlegm. Also relieves colic pain. xi) Lapus Lazuli : According to Rasa Ratna samuchhya ( an authoritative medical text ) the bhasma of this gem cures 20 kinds of urinary troubles. v) Cat's eye : Used as pisthi after it is triturated in kewra water.

fever. heart ailments. . urinary bladder and gall bladder. somewhat hot." xiii) Pearl : A good pearl ( not pierced ) triturated in rose or kewra water. eye diseases. xiv) Garnet : Has the same properties as the ruby but is not effective. indigestion.. and helps cure fevers. palpitation. it is said to produce more blood and improve circulation. Medical palmistry one can reveal present state of health and also indicates future state of health and diseases one likely to face.by suggesting suitable Mani(Gems) . stomach disorders. The bhasma stops bleeding and melts stones in the kidney. disorders of the stomach. It requires public awareness. By detailed analysis of natal chart . high blood pressure. cures problems caused by excess wind and disorders of the stomach. prashna chart . cough. made into paste. chronic fevers. Wearing gems as a remedial measure is a Rajasik approach. breathing troubles and diabetes. Vedic Medical astrology also reveals the root cause of problems and curses one has to face in this life for purification. Some Reservation about Wearing Gems For remedial measures the best and Satwik approach is to pray to the various deities. and Aushadhi ( Aurvedic Medicine). xv) Ruby : Used both in ash and powder form. The ashes also relieve excessive heat and burning sensations. bile and phlegm in the body. . 5)Conclusions Vedic Astrology provides useful information about simple health matters to complicated psychological problems and phobias a person may suffer. give relief in tuberculosis colic pain. The bhasma has the ability to suppress wind. the paste is dried and used to relieve nausea. breathing problems. The ashes provide relief to body heat. Mantra ( Prayer). wind problems. is very beneficial for diseases caused by calcium deficiency. leprosy and piles. xvi) Tourmaline : Acts like that diamond for the cure of jaundice.xii) Opal : Rucbya ishdusbno jwarapaha translates as ''the opal improves the taste. leprosy and impotency. it is also believed to help strength the mind . phlegm. dried and taken orally. and suggest suitable remedial measures . prolong life. exhaustion and weaknesses. xvii) White sapphire : Triturated in rose or kewra water. support and further research to make the use of this science more popular and effective. are good for the eyes and cure tuberculosis.

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