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Charms Talismans and Spells: Remedies through Gems, Chapter XXII, Part - 1

Chapter No. 22

Dr. Shanker Adawal

In this chapter we will approach the true science of talismans, charms and amulets and trespass on the fringe of practical magic. But little can be given along practical lines in a work written for the general public, for this branch must always apply to the individual, and the efficacy of the talismanic gem will depend on the time of birth and the planetary position on the day; so that only with the knowledge of astrology can the talisman be constructed with the correct metal, gem and design, and the right time taken for the making of it. As it is impossible to give the special talisman to each reader, we will give those names and designs which may be used for the month of birth and engraved on the birth stone or metal so as to enhance natural magical power.

Now here a question would be cropping up in the mind that gems are not classified as talismans. Now here we would like to subscribe that gems are not classed as talismanic till they have passed through the engravers hands, where they are engraved and set cabalistically; up till that time they are charms depending on their natural or artificial power. Our sages were of the belief that this natural power of the gems was greatly enhanced by this process.

Precious stones are having malefic and benevolent effect as per suggestions propounded in the old texts and scripts. Like metals, roots of the multifarious planets, planets provide better effect to give unique result to the native concerned whenever the specified precious stone is used. In this respect, many astrologers cited different opinion. Some of them are of the view that none can give miracle effect. So far our conception is concerned without casting the horoscope of the man/woman by means of getting planetary position on the basis of degree as per ephemeris or almanac, proper stone can not be suggested for the satisfaction of the planet. Those persons who do not know the date/time/place of birth try to get pleasure by showing the palm to the palmist. Palmists will advise stones on the basis of lines, colour and mount of the planets which we think wrong as the planet may be in good/bad position in the zodiac chart if comparative analysis is made. It is observed that some times, astrologers advise such a stone to the native by which he gets mollified effect which is harmful for maintaining normal life. Like western countries, investigation on scientific basis is going on in India also on planetary effect in human life. We have noticed that there are differences to prescribe stones for the planet. Most of the astrologers are of the opinion that the fate (during birth) can not be altered by stone. It is very difficult to change the fate what is written on the forehead of man/woman. Again, some astrologers pointed out that stone can give mild effect on the native. For example: during the Sun shine/rain (incessant), man/woman can protect himself/herself to avoid sun shine/rain by means of having one umbrella. At least some sort of malefic effect can be removed by means of using precious stones. One of the eminent astrologers appended his conception that even death can be avoided if performance of pooja (worshipping) for the lord of the planet is maintained if there is tripapi Yoga. Tripapi Yoga means effect of there malefic planets during the period when the native may face troubles like serious illness, accident, injuries, even like eleventh hour of life.

Generally, nine planets give effect on the native, viz. Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. The planets also control the seven system of human body. There are seven elements in the body namely and respectively chyle, blood, flesh, fat, bone, marrow and semen and the seven planets have lordship over seven elements respectively are Saturn, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, Sun, Mars and Venus. Accordingly gems have curative effects on diseases when the planets cause the diseases. Ruby is suggested for Sun, Pearls or Moon stone for Moon, Coral for Mars, Emerald for Mercury, Topaz for Jupiter, Diamond for Venus, Blue or Red sapphire for Saturn, Hessonite or Hessonite for Rahu and Cat’s eye for Ketu. As a whole, if any body is interested to control all the major nine planets in the solar system, he can wear stone composed of nine different types which are generally pointed out as Navaratna. Stones can be advised to use in the two systems viz. to remove the influence of the malefic planet and 2 stone can be used during the malefic/benefic planetary period for favourable result. Another important procedure may be followed if the ruling planet is favoured from the standpoint of Ascendant / Ascendant. There are some other stones which are Amethyst, Aquamarine, Turquoise, Lapis lazuli and sardonyx etc.


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