Gem stone therapy
The science of use of astrology gems and stones for medicinal and astrological purposes is known as Gem Stone Therapy . According to Varahamihir, the author of the classical text Brihat Samhita, a gem having a good luster, pure and clean color and no flaws ensures good luck and protection. He however warns that Gem stones with flaws can bring disaster.
There are two popular theories on the use of gems, astrology gems, as a therapeutic measure. The first, sanction by the Rig-Veda advises the use of seven gems to capture the visible spectrum in the rays of the sun. The second theory, though of unknown origin, is today more popular. It states that gems are cosmic filters that disallow particular vibrations from causing harm. I prefer to follow the traditional Vedic prescriptions for astrological Gem Therapy.
Astrological Gem Stone Therapy is prescribed on two bases – one long-term and the other short-term. The gemstones used for the long-term (entire life) are known as Fortune Stones while those that are use for the shorter-term or temporary periods for providing relief during period of distress are known as Problem Area.
Gem therapy is an alternative form of healing. Practitioners of this therapy believe that gemstones carry certain vibrations which when placed within a person’s aura, has the effect of changing it. It is believed that the human aura consists of nine colours, namely: violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, infra red and ultra violet. Any deficiency or excess of these colours upsets the body’s energy balance leading to illness. Gemstones heal by restoring the balance to the original composition of the nine colours.
Gemstones transmit a specific wavelength to the body, which converts these rays into a chemical form that the body can utilize to improve its functioning both on a physical and an emotional level.