Encyclopedia of Vedic Astrology: Remedies: Gems, Chapter VIII, Part – 1

Dr. Shanker Adawal


India famous and fabulously rich mine, of rubies, diamonds, Sapphires and Emeralds (or the last one’s also come from Russia, at least the most fiery and greenish one) became a natural source of information and power for astrologers and sorcerers. Pearls became extremely popular amongst rich and poor for it was told that they blessed their wearers with happiness and fame.

When planets give their full effects

16th year (age 15-16).
The Sun
22nd year (age 21-22).
The Moon
24th year (age 23-24).
25th year (age 24-25).
28th year (age 27-28).
32nd year (age 31-32).
36th year (age 35-36).
42nd year (age 41-42).
48th year (age 47-48).


Composition: Ruby is crimson red coloured transparent stone, which is chemically composed of aluminium oxide 97.37%, iron oxide 1.09%, silica 10.21% and total 97.32%. It does not lose its colour. Ruby is extremely hot and emits hot red rays. It is one of the costliest gemstone.

Benefits: This stone has power to subside Vayu, pitta and kapha, (the tridosha theory in Ayurveda) and keeps the body fit. Ruby if worn in anamika (index finger) of right hand cures wound, ulcers, stomach troubles, lassitude, bone disorders, anemia, heart attacks and general weakness and capable of healing diseases arising out of cold i.e. cough and cold, bronchitis, asthma, mumps and fevers. The Sun also signifies bones and eyes. If the Sun is debilitated or is placed in inimical sign or it is afflicted by malefics but occupies the 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th or 11th house, the Ruby may be worn.

Who should wear: Ruby will give its best results to the persons who are engaged in various professions like engineers, doctors, ministers, politicians, jeweler, judges or persons involved in textiles or electronic goods etc.

Substitute Stone: Garnet, red spinal, red Tourmaline etc.

Compatibility: We believe that Ruby and Blue sapphire should not be worn together. Coral, Emerald, Yellow sapphire and Gomed may be worn along with Ruby. Diamond and Cat’s eye should be avoided with Ruby.

How to wear: Ruby should be worn in the ring finger or `anamika’, on any Sunday morning or in Krittika, Uttaraphalguni or Uttarashad Nakshatra, after proper purification, within 48 minutes of the Sunrise. It should be worn in Gold ring.


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