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Encyclopedia of Vedic Astrology: Remedies: Gems, Chapter VIII, Part – 29

Dr. Shanker Adawal

Heartache And Gems

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Pleurisy is caused by inflammation and infection of the pleura, the membrane enveloping the lungs and lining the chest cavity. It is of many types, however is a primarily complication of T.B. The common symptoms are knife-like pain in the lungs followed by chills, fever and dry cough and difficult breathing.
The signs Gemini and Leo cause pleurisy. The planets Jupiter and Mars give pleurisy. Mars gives all inflammatory complaints and fevers. Therefore pleurisy is under, the domain of the planet Mars. Jupiter in Gemini or Leo by gochara movements at the birth-chart gives pleurisy. Mars in Leo or Aquarius during transit may give rise to this disease.
The gems Red Coral in 7 ½ rattis, Emerald in 5 Rattis and Yellow Sapphire in 5 rattis will give immediate relief. Substitutes of gems will not give the desired results. Avoid using any substitute.


It is commonly known as phthisis, consumption, white plague and T.B. It is an infectious disease caused by the tubercle bacillus Mycobacterium. It can be any part of body-bones, joints, bladder, spine, lungs, kidneys, glands etc. But in most cases, the affected organs are the lungs. Now it is not so dangerous and it can be cured if defected and treated early.
Leo rule over this disease. The Moon is the karaka for the 4th house and if the Moon is afflicted by Saturn or Rahu in the 4th house, the person becomes liable to suffer from T.B. The Lord of Lagna in the 8th house may give rise to this diseases. Again Saturn and Jupiter in the 8th house may cause this trouble.
Only gems cannot cure this disease as surgical operations are absolutely necessary. The gems can give relief to some extent and they can stop future recurrence.
Here the stones will be Red Coral 7 ½ rattis, Yellow Sapphire in 5 Rattis and Emerald in 5 rattis.

Prayer power of healing

Writing down the name of goddess Durga/Mahamaya ten times in red ink on plain paper every morning as “Om Shree Shree Durga” brings her blessings. It is said that there is magic, power, charm and occult significance in Her very name. Lord Shiva said that he who writes her name attains salvation. Her name is powerful mantra is curing all diseases. 


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