What is Gemtherapy?

Gem therapy is an alternative form of healing. Practitioners of this therapy believe that gemstones carry certain vibrations which when placed within a person's aura, has the effect of changing it. It is believed that the human aura consists of nine colours, namely: violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, infra red and ultra violet. Any deficiency or excess of these colours upsets the body's energy balance leading to illness. Gemstones heal by restoring the balance to the original composition of the nine colours.

Power of Gemstone :

Our studies of ancient sciences and experience of application of gemstones reveal that besides medicines the jyotish/astral remedies - gemstones, Kavach and colors - are capable of providing good health, mental and spiritual happiness. The efficacy of the gemstones as a part of jyotish/astral remedies is recognised by the Ayurveda, the ancient system of medicine.

Different planets represent the various colors. To provide strength to the weak birth (natal) planets, the divine science of astrology recommends use of gemstones as part of jyotish/astral remedies for the favorable planets in an auspicious time. The strength of the planets is raised through the application of influence of concentrated rays of a particular color of a gemstone as part of jyotish/astral remedies, which represents a particular planet.

The gems as part of jyotish/astral remedies represent the rays of light peculiar to different planets.The men and women use them for raising the power of planets besides wearing them for ornamental purposes. Gems as part of jyotish/astral remedies can be worn in a pendant or in rings in fingers or in an armlet in an auspiciously elected time. They are usually worn in a ring in the following fingers:

Ruby in left ring finger. Pearl in left little finger. Red Coral in left/right ring finger. Emerald in right little finger.
Yellow Sapphire in right index finger. Diamond in right ring finger. Blue sapphire in left middle finger.  

Gems are being widely used as a popular astrological remedy as a remedial measure to counteract adverse planetary effects. Gems have their own power of attracting an individual by their brilliance and beauty. The ancient seers of India called them as ratnas (jewels) and used them to help an individual native. Though they are many gemstones lunar astrology advocates the use of 9 stones to counteract the adverse effect of planets.

Consider Newton’s Law of gravitation: F=Gm1m2/r2And think whether gemstones affect an individual or not. Gemstones should be carefully selected after determining planetary positions in one chart, ascendant (lagna), planetary cycle and the moon sign. Careful selection of gem can bring about prosperity, mental peace and success. Kindly see the following table about the 9 gemstones described in the ancient Shastras (Divine Books):

It is advisable to take proper consultation before wearing any gemstone.

Nine Gemstones described in ancient Shastras :

Gem Name Indian name Representing planet Activity
Ruby  Manik Sun Excellent for rulers, leaders, people involved in government work
Pearl Moti Moon Good for mental peace, controlling anger, mood swings
Red Coral Moonga Mars For strength, valour, energy and vitality
Emerald Panna Mercury For mental activities. Good for accountants, business managers, scientists, doctors, public speakers and those involved in mental pursuits
Jupiter Pukhraj Jupiter For spiritual thoughts, Spiritual advancements, and good luck, knowledge, academic success, gain of an upright husband
Diamond Hira Venus For domestic bliss, attraction, good things of life, curing genital diseases. Good for actors and stage performers, attraction and sexual powers
Blue Sapphire Neelam Saturn For countering the ill effects of Saturn. For wealth. Riddance from bad dreams. For excellent fate. Very strong stone. Shows its +ve or -ve effect in 3 seconds,3 minutes,3 hours or 3 days. Should be worn with caution after proper consultation.
Zircon (orange) Gomedh Dragon's node Good for mental balance, stability. Excellent for people involved in any kind of political activity
Cat's eye Lehsunia Dragon's antinode For counteracting the adverse effects of ketu. For occult advancement


This is the basic introduction about the effects of gems. The Most important thing is to ascertain which is the gem that will bring about maximum benefit to an individual. All things are made up of matter so are gems. It is most important to identify which gemstone will suit an individual’s physiological and mental makeup. Gemstones suchas Blue Sapphire and Cat’s eye are so strong that if not chosen carefully can actually act negatively and bring about the downfall of a person.