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Encyclopedia of Vedic Astrology: Remedies: Gems, Chapter VIII, Part – 10

Dr. Shanker Adawal

Red-Coral Utility

The most common and harmless stone is coral which is widely used to appease Mars. Jyotisi, Vaids (medicine men) inform about the utility of this stone in human life. The information given herein is useful for you if you are thinking to use a coral or dealing in gems and stones or using coral in any way.

Red coral is the stone for Mars. When Mars is placed in any one of the 1/4/7/8 12th houses, the native usually wears, a deep red coral in his third linger of right hand in order to overcome the evil effects of Mars. Mars is situated very near to the earth. Its influence in our lives is very great and prominent. It governs the head and brain, sex organs, generative system, muscular system, marrow, bile, nose, nasal passage and forehead. It gives various sorts of ailments into our body viz. pain, fevers, all sorts of inflammation, small-pox, chicken pox, measles, skin-eruptions, diarrhea, dysentery, cholera, high blood pressure, etc.

The nature of Mars is expansive. It clears out waste-products from the blood and body and thus keeps the body fit. That is why it rules over the excretory glands, kidney, urinary system, sex-organs, penis, rectum and sweat glands. It has thus to perform an important function. The stone red coral has the same function. It has miraculous power in clearing out waste products from the blood and body. It is thus a very useful gem for all. Everyone can wear it without consulting an astrologer. But its weight should not exceed 6/8 rattis. It can be worn in the third finger or in right arm.

Mars aspects the 4th, 7th and 8th houses from its position, its exalted sign is Capricorn and its debilitated sign is Cancer, Its friends are the Sun, Jupiter and the Moon, its enemies are Rahu, Saturn and Mercury, Mars and Ketu are identical planets. That is why the saying goes, `Kuja vat Ketu’.

Our body is composed of seven colours of the Rainbow known as Vibgyor i.e. violet, Indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. Diseases enter into our body if there is any deficiency or excess of any ray in our body. Take for instance, Mars is the controller of red colour or red rays and this stone is red coral. Deficiency of red colour in our body causes anaemia, depression, melancholia, lassitude, convulsions, fits, fainting, weakness, low blood pressure and general debility. This deficiency can easily be recouped simply by wearing one deep red coral in the third finger of the right hand. The moment you will wear it, red rays will enter into your body and you will soon recover from the above ailments, if you have any. Red rays are stored abundantly in red coral and this is not exhausted even after its constant use over years. There is no doubt in it. If you do not believe it, you can wear one and see it’s magical and wonderful-results yourself. This is not follidol or potassium cyanide. There is no harm in it.

Again excess of red rays in our body causes high blood pressure, boils and carbuncles, abscess, all sorts of inflammation, conjunctivitis, defective vision, diarrhea, vomiting, headache, vertigo, insanity, hysteria etc. This excess red rays can be easily reduced to normal, simply by wearing a cold stone like blue sapphire, yellow sapphire, emerald, white pearl etc. This is the basic and chief- principle of gem-therapy.

Mars if afflicted by Saturn or Rahu in violent signs (Aries, Taurus, Scorpio and Capricorn) gives wounds, cuts, fractures, accidents, surgical operation etc. Mars in conjunction with Saturn or Rahu in watery signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces), causes death by drowning. Mars in conjunction with Saturn or Rahu in fiery signs causes death by burning. Mars in conjunction with Saturn or Rahu in the third house causes death by hanging. Mars in conjunction with Saturn or Rahu in the 8th house causes death by knife or sharp weapons-and this conjunction if placed in the 4th house, the native meets his death by car or truck accidents as the 4th house rules over the vehicles. In order to counter-act the evil, effects of Mars, people favours to wear one deep red coral. This is an age old belief and custom in this country.


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