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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, anaemia, 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 malefic 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, jeweller, judges or persons involved in textiles or electronic goods etc.

Composition: Pearl is a sea gem and is opaque. It is found in several kinds of shellfish but mostly in mother of pearl oyster. Chemically composed of carbonate of lime the specific gravity of pearl is 2.5 to 2.7, and hardness 2.55 to 3.5.

Benefits: It is a feminine gem. It gives modesty, chastity, grace. It is also very useful for uterine disorders. The Sun during transit when comes and stays in Swati constellation (Libra), then the birth of a pearl in an oyster takes place. The pearl being cold releases cold waves of orange colour which are capable of curing diseases arising out of heat and hot rays i.e. diseases like heart stroke, Sun stroke, Blood Pressure, headache, eye trouble, conjunctivitis, boils, carbuncles and abscess etc. Pearl is more useful for persons born in Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces and Libra ascendant. Pearl will cure or control mental insanity, stress, tension, depression, frustrations and all kind of mental trouble. It cures cough, cold and fever. Those females suffering from hysteria, leucorrhoea, or dropsy must wear Pearl as it will be very beneficial and advantageous for them.

Who should wear: Pearl may give immense benefit to the persons involved in navigation, marine time trade, irrigation, waterways, flood control, export-import, trade in salt, cold drinks, retail shops, dairy, food grains, glass industry, juicy fruits, hotels, restaurants, milk trade and trades where travelling is involved. Pearl gives best results to the persons born in Libra, Scorpio, Pisces, Aries ascendants if Moon is placed in triangle or angle and forms a relationship between quadrant and angle.

Substitutes: Moonstone is the cheap and best substitute of Pearl. However, Haathi daant, while coral and Shankh can also be used as a substitute, if Moonstone is not available.

Compatibility: Antidotes of Pearl are Gomed and Cat’s eye. It means where Moon plays negative role one should wear Gomed and Cat’s eye to rectify the adversity. Ruby can counter the adversity of all planets and enhances the good effects of Sun. Similarly Pearl counter balances, the adversity of all planets except the Sun and its own.

How to wear: The Pearl must be worn in the ring finger i.e. anamika on Monday morning and in Rohini, Hasta on Shraavan nakshatra in silver ring.

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.

Red Coral
Composition:- Red Coral is found at the bottom of the sea. It is composed of skeletons of zoophytes and is therefore opaque. It specific gravity is 2.6 to 2.7 and hardness about 3-4.

Benefits:- Mars is situated very near to earth; therefore its influence in our lives is very great and prominent. It governs the head and brain, gentle organs, generative system, muscular system, marrow bile, nose, nasal passage and forehead. Mars clears out waste products from the blood and body and thus keeps the body fit. That is why he rules over the excretory system, kidney, urinary system, genital organs, penis, rectum and sweat glands. Coral can cure anaemia, depression, melancholia, lassitude, convulsions, fits, fainting, weakness, low blood pressure and general debility.

Who should wear: Mars denotes accidents, untimely deaths, injuries, wounds, operations, suicides, murder, criminal acts, muscular ailments, blood troubles, head and excretory organs etc. If Mars occupies the 1st, 4th, 6th , 7th, 8th or 12th house use of coral should not be suggested but use of Coral in case of placement of Mars in other houses prevents the ailment and adversities as explained above. For Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, Pisces ascendants Coral will be very useful if mars is well disposed. Aries and Sagittarius are next to these ascendants.
Red coral is very useful for persons engaged in police, security, defence, ordnance, arms and fire fighting and surgeons.

Compatibility: Coral may be worn with Pearl and Gomed as they act as catalytic agent if worn with coral. Ruby and Yellow Sapphire may be worn with Indian Coral. Coral should never be worn with Blue Sapphire, Emerald and Diamond. However, if Mars is adversely placed one should wear Emerald to eliminate the adversity of Mars. Emerald is antidote of red coral.

How to wear: Coral should be worn in gold or silver ring on Tuesday morning after purification in left or right hand as the case may be. It is worn in the third finger of right hand in order to overcome the evil effects of Mars. Coral is one of the most advantageous gemstone especially for females during pregnancy, operation and various kinds of sufferings from tensions and frustration. Those who are suffering from hypertension or are prone to accidents should always wear coral.

Dr. Shanker Adawal
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