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Encyclopedia of Vedic Astrology: Remedies: Gems, Chapter VIII, Part – 4

Dr. Shanker Adawal


Composition: Emerald is a green and transparent gemstone of the highest rank, second in value only to Ruby. It is chemically composed to silica 67-85%, aluminia 17-95%, beryllia 12.4%, magnesia 0.9%, soda 0.07%, water 1.665 and organic matter 12%. Its specific gravity is 2.75, hardness 7.5 to 8 and is brittle. Out of the seven colours of the rainbow, it emits green cosmic rays.

Benefits: It makes the eyes cool very soon. Emerald has the power to cure all sorts of eye troubles, ear troubles, headache, forgetfulness, epilepsy, insanity, stammering, hysteria, nervous breakdown, food poisoning, hernia, hysteria, asthma and stomach disorders.

Who should wear: Newly married couple should not wear Emerald. It as it reduces sexual hunger and passion and brings impotency.

Persons born in Gemini, Virgo, Leo or Libra ascendant may wear emerald if Mercury is well placed in the horoscope but is retrograde, weak or afflicted or conjoined or aspected by malefics or debilitated.

Green emerald ensures success to persons in trade connected with money, banking and financial business, cashiers, accounts, shares, stock market, publishers, bank officials, chartered accountants, company secretary, computer programmers, tax collectors, lawyer, journalists, newspapers magnets, insurance etc. All intellectuals should wear emerald provided Mercury occupies quadrants and triangles, as it energizes the brain and keeps the brain cells active and fertile.

Substitute: Its substitute is Onyx but its weight should be twice than that of emerald. Aquamarine, Peridot and Kinney stone are other substitutes.

Compatibility: It may be noted that Pearl is the antidote of emerald. It means one should wear Pearl instead of emerald if Mercury is adversely placed of afflicted or Mercury occupies the 6th or 8th house or is conjoined with Rahu or Mars. Pearl should be advised provided Moon is well placed in the birth chart. If Mercury and Moon both are suitably placed in the birth chart emerald and Pearl may be worn together. Emerald and ruby can be worn together but emerald should not be worn with coral, gomed and cat’s eye.

How to wear: It is worn in small finger or left hand on Wednesday morning after proper purification within 48 minutes of Sunrise. It may also be worn during Aslesha, Jyestha or Revati Nakshatra. Mostly emerald is worn in the small finger but it may also be worn in the ring finger and middle finger. These fingers are of Sun and Saturn who are friends of Mercury.


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