|GEMS AND PLANETS
In Hindu Astrology, there are 9 planets considered for analysing a horoscope, and therefore, there are nine different gemstones assigned to them. These gem stones are called Nav-ratnas or "Nine Gems. The planets and their stones are:
|Sun (Surya)||Ruby (Manik)||Red Garnet|
|Moon (Chandra)||Pearl (Moti)||Moonstone / Opal|
|Mars (Mangal)||Red Coral (Moonga)||Carnelian|
|Jupiter (Guru)||Yellow Sapphire||Topaz (Golden)|
|Venus (Shukra)||Diamond (Heera)||Crystal|
|Saturn (Shani)||Blue Sapphire (Neelam)||Lapis Lazuli / Turquoise|
|Dragon's Head (Rahu)||Gomedha||Zircon|
|Dragon's Tail (Ketu)||Cat's Eye (Lahsunia)||Alexandrite|
|Your Birth Stone
Your birth stone is decided in popular western astrology according to your sun sign or in the month you are born in. Given below are the 12 sun signs together with their months and the assigned birth stones.
|SUN SIGN||MONTH OF BIRTH||BIRTH STONE|
|ARIES||MARCH 21 – APRIL 19||CORAL|
|TAURUS||APRIL 20 – MAY 20||DIAMOND|
|GEMINI||MAY 21 – JUNE 21||EMERALD|
|CANCER||JUNE 22 – JULY 22||PEARL|
|LEO||JULY 23 – AUGUST 22||RUBY|
|VIRGO||AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 22||EMERALD|
|LIBRA||SEPT. 23 – OCTOBER 22||DIAMOND|
|SCORPIO||OCTOBER 23 – NOVEM. 21||CORAL|
|SAGGITARIUS||NOVEM. 22 – DECEMBER 21||TOPAZ|
|CAPRICORN||DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 19||SAPPHIRE|
|AQUARIUS||JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 18||SAPPHIRE|
|PISCES||FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20||TOPAZ|
|Month of Birth||Gemstone|
|August||Sardonyx / Peridot|
|October||Opal / Tourmaline|
|December||Turquoise / Lapis Lazuli|
Gemstones Conflicts : Gemstones NOT to be worn together
Sun is incompatible with Saturn, Venus, Rahu and Ketu. Therefore, Sun gems such as ruby should not be worn with blue sapphire, diamond, hessonite or cat's eye.
Moon is incompatible with Rahu and Ketu. Therefore, Moon gems such as pearl should not be worn with hessonite or cat's eye.
Jupiter is incompatible with Mercury and Venus. Therefore, Jupiter gems such as yellow sapphire should not be worn with emerald or diamond.
Mercury is incompatible with the Moon. Therefore, Mercury gems such as emerald should not be worn with pearl or moonstone.
Venus is incompatible with the Sun and Moon. Therefore, diamond and its substitute gems should not be worn with ruby or pearl.
Saturn is incompatible with Sun, Moon and Mars. Therefore, Saturn gems such as blue sapphire should not be worn with ruby, pearl or red coral.
Mars is incompatible with Mercury and Saturn. Therefore, Mars gems like red coral should not be worn with emerald or blue sapphire.
Rahu (Dragon's Head) is incompatible with Sun and Moon. Therefore, Rahu gems such as hessonite should not be worn with ruby or pearl.
Ketu (Dragon's Tail) is incompatible with Sun and Moon. Therefore, cat's eye should not be worn with ruby or pearl.