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.
In Jyotish-Shastra, the characteristic effects of different planets on different body parts such as from the spinal cord to the muscles, from bones to skin, from hair to nails etc. are explained.
The four basic sciences in Indian culture viz. Yog, Ayurveda, Jyotish and Vastu-Shastra explain and relate all the facts and phenomena related to the human mind, body and intelligence. When Yog, Jyotish and Ayurveda are combined, the resultant science is known as Dashanga-Ayurveda. It is said that only by combining with Yog and Jyotish, does Ayurveda achieve completeness. Similarly, only when it is adorned by the jewels of Ayurveda, Yog and Jyotish Shastra, does the crown of Vastu-Shastra become complete.
Light, sound, waves and vibrations are the four characters that control the human mind intellect and body. Also, these four characters define the genuineness of a precious stone. The relationship of these precious and semi-precious stones with the numerous planets and the constellations is described in the beautiful science of Jyotish-Shastra. In Vastu-Shastra as well, the various directions have been appointed their respective planets, depending on their characteristics. Hence the need to use the semi-precious and precious stones in Vastu-Shastra.
In Mayamatam and Maansaaram there is description of gems to be placed in foundation of bhavana at the time of construction to provide Aura and to protect the bhavana / Vastu from attack of unwanted elements. There are two different sequences of placing Gems in the foundation of Manushyaalayaa.
Ratnadeep Sthapna (Gem Therapy) For Energizing As Per Maanasaaram
The places indicated in Maanasaaram for placing of Gems (Precious / Semi-Precious Stones) are as follows -
Ruby in Brahma Sthaana, Diamond / Crystal in the East, Red Coral in the South East, Blue sapphire in the South, Yellow Sapphire in the South West, Green Emerald in the West, Gomed in the North West, Pearl in the North and Crystal / Diamond / cats eye in the North East.
Ratnadeep Sthapna (Gem Therapy) For Energizing As Per Mayamatam
The places indicated in Mayamatam for placing of Gems (Precious / Semi-Precious Stones) are as follows -
Ruby in the Brahma Sthaana, Red Coral in the East, Yellow Sapphire / Moti in the South East, Cat's Eye / Panna in the South, Gomed / Moti / Sphatik / Diamond / Crystal in the South West, Blue Sapphire in the West and North West, Green Emerald in the North and Pearl / Coral in the North East.
Beej Mantras for Gem Stones for Ratnadeep Sthapna (Gem Therapy )
The Gem stones should be energized before placing them and to create the aura of that particular direction below mentioned beej mantras should be enchanted for protection.
The chanting of mantra is the most important part in this entire process. Without the chanting, the yantra does not become siddha or functional.
Thus, after a great deal of study, the wonderful ceremony of “Ratnadhyaya” came into being. It was observed that in premises where no changes could be made, this ceremony could bring about magical results. The study reveals that the correct amounts of metals, the right precious stones and the perfect chanting of a mantra gives that particular direction the desired light, sound, waves and vibrations. Thus over all, the premises are blessed by cosmic harmony. This results in a balanced energy environment. Healing techniques like Reiki and Pranik Healing also use the theory of vibration, which states that all the objects in the environment are vibrating with a characte- ristic frequency, which, when disturbed, causes it to break down or malfunction.
The importance of crystals is explained in practising Reiki, similarly, crystals, metals, semiprecious stones, symbols and chanting play a very important role in this ceremony of Ratnadhyaya. The position of the various planets as per the directions is as stated below:
Thus, by establishing these semiprecious stones in the respective directions and activating them with the proper chanting, the vastu or the premises get the required light rays through the stones, the required sound waves through the chanting, the required waves and vibrations from the symbols, chanting and metals. This completely purifies and enhances the energies in that particular structure.
This entire process is termed as Digbandhan. By this process, all the nine directions receive the adequate and correct waves and vibrations of all the nine planets. This can also be achieved by using metals instead of the semiprecious stones. Metals have their own frequency of vibration and if matched with each direction, a beautiful resonance can be achieved, which is the result of a tremendous amount of positive energy.
The order, day and time to bury each and every metal to the respective direction is also different and well defined as per astrology. As North is considered to be a source direction and its characteristics match to those of moon or Guru zinc must be buried along with a moti to North. Similarly as South is the sink direction and its characteristics match to those of Shani, one must bury Lead i.e. the defined metal of Shani to South. East also being one of the source directions we have to bury copper which is a good conductor as well in the East direction. Similarly we bury bronze to the west direction. The central portion commonly known as the “Brahma-Sthan” we bury gold in the central zone.
Thus, in this way we can completely attain a changeover of energies in an already constructed building or a plot. The persistent and prevalent negative energies can be completely eliminated and the Vastu or the premises is filled with positive energies. This results in a completely problem free and tension free environment. Thus problems related to finances or health can also be completely eliminated by this process in an already existing flat, plot or a bungalow. This process is effective for all kinds of constructions or empty plots as well.
Everyone has an attraction towards the crystals. They uplift the space and energy. Every gems and crystal has a sacred meaning. Some gems or crystals have high vibrations and rather helpful in communicating with the cosmic world. Experts strongly recommend gems for Vastu before the construction work begins. Gem posses earth energy that grounds us as individuals and also entire family to stay together & love each other.
Objects made from earth soothe, nourish, heal and, also binds. Since gemstones and crystals are the “seeds of the earth”, they also add sweetness to the Vastu premises. Anything that comes from the mother earth has a healing property. Gemstones enveloped with highly concentrated energy. With their powerful energies and profound resonance with the human body, they are almost perfect energy space healing tools. May be, you get more strength when you work in crystal energized space.
Illness, as well as disease, are not only cause by our physical bodies but also due to the unbalanced energy field. Gem stones or crystals are key in activating true beneficial energy in and around your space. Furthermore it builds unity with the earth.
Gems as well as Crystal heals at Five level -
Gemstones are perfect for vastu corrections because they are formed through the powerful dynamic processes of nature. As a result, gemstones embody the energy of the elements that are in harmony with vastu arrangement. They are much as a foundation deposit which automatically enhances the positive vibrations in the location.
Every Vastu has a eight directions and a center which are ruled by the different planets. Manasara as well as Mayamatam has a special chapter on ratnadyay (gem installation) indicating a chart of direction, ruling planet, gem of ruling planet and, also mantra.
1. Quartz Crystal
3. Blue Sapphire
4. Yellow Sapphire
9. Crystal Ling
There are huge numbers of crystals which all have unique properties. They can be used for different things, different purpose and, also different locations. When you use a gem or healing crystal for your personal surrounding, a crystal’s vibration tunes in to the malfunctioning emissions of the affected area. It gently corrects them, making you feel healthier and re-energized.
Treasure your gems or crystals while they are with you, and let them bring you abundance as well as happiness.
Placing crystals in strategic places around your home can have beneficial effects. The grid below gives you information about which crystals to place where. To relate it to your own home North refers to your front door, which makes South the back of your house.
Remember to cleanse your crystals before use always.
For financial good fortune place a large piece of Citrine in the South East (furthest Left) corner of your home. You can also place a citrine stone on a cash box or till and carry a piece in your wallet or purse. Citrine is also known as the Merchant's stone because of its ability to bring wealth and prosperity to its owner.
A clear quartz pyramid placed in the South of your home works on your recognition and fame and may improve your promotion prospects and reputation.
A Rose Quartz placed in the South West (Far Right) corner of your home brings the benefit of an harmonious relationship to everyone in the home. Placing a large Rose Quartz Crystal or even better a Rose Quartz Heart in the South West Corner of your bedroom will ensure a happy relationship with your partner or will attract romantic love if single. Wearing a rose quartz pendant will also attract love and harmonious relationships into your life.
Moonstone placed in the Children area of your home is said to enhance fertility.
Clear Quartz placed in the Career area of your home can aid intuition and encourage the making of the right career decisions.
A beautiful blue turquoise crystal placed in the North-West (Near Right) area of your home will encourage mentors and universal support.
In the North East corner of your home place 9 tumbled carnelian crystals in a bowl. This should help you to approach new situations with an 'open mind'. When studying hold a citrine or carnelian crystal in you hand or place it on the North East (Near Left) Sector of your desk
Placing a Jade item in the East (Left) of the home is said to bestow long life, health, wealth, generosity and worldly wisdom.
One big reason is quartz crystal has such exceptional beauty and we believe quartz crystal is the most beautiful. We might be just a wee-bit prejudiced on that point. Quartz crystal is aesthetically pleasing to the eye and provides one with an intense feeling of joy by just having it around. As you gaze into a crystal and ponder “all that is” a great feeling of inspiration flows through you. The effect can be soothing and calming or highly energetic and motivational. No matter what the reason is, you can easily be drawn into the interior of a crystal.
Another reason could be that some crystals are included with another mineral or contain veils and rainbows. These inclusions sometimes display shapes that resemble angels, birds or mountains. There might even be a bubble of water that was trapped inside millions of years ago. There are incredible photograph of a large phantom quartz crystal, inside of that crystal, there are over fifty distinct images.
Some people are attracted to the different colors of quartz crystal. There is the deep purple of amethyst and the loving pink of rose quartz. Citrine has a warm golden amber hue. The always-popular smoky quartz comes in various shades of brown, gray or black. There are other colors such as tangerine quartz, blue quartz and green quartz. All of them are beautiful and easy to fall in love with.
You might be fascinated by the scientific intrigue. Others are more interested in the spiritual values of quartz crystal and their metaphysical properties.
People also love quartz crystal because of the many different shapes and physical attributes. You might carry a crystal point around for protection or good luck. Some have placed a quartz crystal cluster in their home for the protection and positive energy it emits.
Quartz crystal may be a very common mineral, but it makes up an important part of almost each and every other mineral.
The crystals used in Feng Shui are often faceted lead crystal, but you can also use real crystals and gemstones, which have been used for hundreds of years to protect against negative energy and to increase positive energy. There are stones that eliminate negative energy that you can place in your room, and around the house. Clear quartz raises the frequency and vibration of energy around it. Rose quartz increases the energy of love and self-love. Amethyst protects against psychic negative energy; it also increases intuition and connection with spirit guides and with the divine. Black stones, such as obsidian, onyx and tourmaline are very protective against negative energies of all kinds, as is tiger eye, jade and turquoise.
Keep a bowl of crystals on your kitchen table that include those that are helpful for dissipating/removing negative energies. Snowflake Obsidian, Apache Tears and Amethyst would be a wonderful combination.
You may want to put a couple of chunks of Black Obsidian or Mahogany Obsidian outside and on either side of your front door to keep these energies from entering your space.
In the room where your front door (or side door—which ever folks enter through) is located, set a piece of Black Tourmaline in each corner. Black Tourmaline is a wonderful resource when you want to diffuse negativity and transmute the energy into loving kindness.
To clear unwanted/negative energy from a room or space, Smokey Quartz is one of the best! It will remove the dense energy and replace it with a clear, clean, uplifting energy.
Carry a piece of Hematite in your pocket to keep your energy field grounded and balanced during this challenging circumstance. One of the favorite pocket combos is a combination of Black Tourmaline and Rose Quartz. As the Black Tourmaline surrounds you with an invisible barrier of energy that will not allow these negative energies to penetrate your energy field, the Rose Quartz will fill you and your energy field with love, compassion and understanding.
You may want to wear a pendant or earrings with your favorite crystal. This surrounds your body and infuses your auric field with positive, loving energies.
Like Amethyst, Smokey Quartz is a good anchor crystal and if you obtain a large piece should be located somewhere prominent in an important place where you spend allot of time. Smokey is similar to Amethyst in that it’s good for cleansing and absorbing negative energies. Clear quartz or Quartz generally can be valuable.
Smaller crystals such as tumbles are great for placing around the house in every room, on tables, shelves, windows sills, cabinets, in small bowls or loose. The same applies for larger pieces as any and all crystals will help make your home a nice place to be.
There are two crystals that every start – up business should have: citrine and tiger’s eye. Both these crystals are good for get – up and – go energy. Citrine brings intelligence and tiger’s eye stability. Put them in the wealth corner of your work – that’s the far left corner from the door of the room. Keep them charged by putting them in the sun once a month or so.
For inspiration, keep a small amethyst on your desk or in your pocket. If you want everyone to feel inspired and creative, invest in an geode for the office. Wear an amethyst ring on your left hand if innovation is an important part of your work. For imagination, try aquamarine, labradorite, or fluorite.
For dynamic creativity, try antimonite or citrine. Topaz is one of the stones of the sun, and as such focuses that solar, creative energy. Use it whenever you feel physically tired, lacking inspiration, or if you really need to get things done.
For direct sales, malachite is the best Crystal Wear it on your left hand or around your neck over the throat, whenever you have to go and sell yourself or your wares – it will draw good deals and money to you. Malachite is also good for general business success, so you should always have a piece at your place of work.
Every business needs a plan. When you are creating your business strategy use lapis lazuli. It is a wisdom crystal, bestowing common sense and good judge- ment on those who wear it. It will help you keep a steady hand on the tiller also, as it is a crystal of leadership. Keep it on your desk or better still wear it as a piece of jewellery and keep it next to your skin.
When it comes to the accounts, use your tiger’s eye, a grounding crystal that is great for sorting out details. Tiger’s eye is generally a good crystal for business, helping to maintain stability and productivity.
Attracting wealth is one of the oldest uses of crystals - amulets to encourage prosperity have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs. In general, green crystals are associated with money. A basket of green crystals – for example aventurine, chrysoprase, light green jasper, and nephrite - in the far left corner of your desk or tour room will help you prosper. Choose one of these to carry when you need to generate more income - or put one in the till.
As well as aiding concentration and organization, agate has long been considered a good luck stone. Fluorite is also said to aid concentration and help you to focus on what’s necessary.
Keep a bowl of your favorite crystals handy, so that you can hold them when you feel stressed.
Good staffs are the key to good business. When you’re hiring people you need to be able to listen to your intuition and make sound assessments. You’ll need to be able to read people, also, and learn how to delegate successfully. Lapis lazuli will give you wisdom and amethyst will heighten your intuition and help you make good judgements.
Whether it is consultancy, or computer programming, you will need to deliver your goods or services on time and on budget. A lot of entrepreneurs are excellent at starting something and not so good at finishing. By the time it comes to actually doing the job, they are bored and thinking of the next thing. Garnet will help you to overcome obstacles and see you through to the finish. Wear it if you can, as it is also a stone of good fortune.
Bloodstone can also be useful in his context. It is an all-round good luck stone, once carried by Roman soldiers to protect them from harm, staunch wounds and to overcome enemies. Wear it for courage, determination and fortitude.
Successful risk-taking means successful risk-assessment. So once you have thought out your strategy using your lapis lazuli, you should carry a gambler’s lucky amazonite or a green quartz.
Clear quartz or smoky quartz - single -- terminated crystals, or jet at the corners of your desk near the floor, help ground you and give you energy.
Computers emit continuous electromagnetic radiation and if you are sensitive, you will find this quite draining after a while. One of the following crystals between you and the screen will absorb some of the radiation, but don’t rely completely on your crystal. Make sure you take regular screen breaks.
To get energy moving in a sluggish office, hang crystal prisms at the window.
An amethyst geode on your desk will help you to stay calm and focused on your work. It will also help with communication.
Putting malachite in the four corners of your room will draw money into the business.
Use big crystals as bookends or paperweights.
You can charge two large protective stones – granite, flint, or marble, for example – so that they allow in friends and repel enemies. Place them on either side of the door.
Crystals should be treated with care. Many are fragile and/or water-soluble and some, such as amethyst, can fade in direct sunlight. When not in use it is a good idea to wrap your crystals in silk or velvet to protect them and to stop them from absorbing foreign vibrations.
When you receive your crystal it will have been around for many years. It may have been handled by many different people and might have absorbed some of their negative vibrations.
It is important, therefore, to spend a little time cleansing your crystal. There are several ways to do this.
Putting your crystal in the ground overnight clears your crystal of any negative energy. Remember to mark the spot well.
Most crystals can be held under running water, preferably naturally running water, but if this is not possible a running tap will do. Imagine a waterfall falling over your crystal until you feel that all the negative energies have been washed away. Please make sure that your crystal is not water-soluble before cleansing in this way.
A clue to the water solubility of a crystal can be found in it's name. Most water-soluble crystals end in "ite", such as fluorite, calcite, angelite and sodalite. Lapis Lazuli is also water-soluble.
Some crystals such as clear quartz or carnelian have the ability to cleanse other crystals. You can place a small crystal on top of a Quartz Cluster and leave it overnight or keep a Carnelian in a bag of other crystals. This is an extremely useful method for delicate crystals but the cleansing crystals may need cleansing themselves afterwards.
The vibrations of a pure sound can be used to cleanse a stone. You can use a bell, gong or turning fork.
Crystals can also be cleansed using the pure sound and vibration of Tibetan Cymbals. Holding the cymbals over a group of crystals and bringing them together to make a sound, makes it possible to cleanse several crystals at once (see the picture below).
Both moonlight and sunlight can be used to cleanse your crystals. However, sunlight can fade some crystals, whereas moonlight is a powerful safe cleanser.
Cleansing can and should be done on a regular basis. If your crystal is looking dull it may be because it has picked up and absorbed negative energy from the surrounding environment. Try not to let anyone touch your crystal, even though they may be full of good intentions. If your crystal has been handled by someone else then cleanse it to clear any absorbed negative energy.
Crystal clustered on a common matrix, encourages a sense of community, creating harmony, and removing negativity from the environment, whether that is only a body or in a room. Also useful in cleansing and activating other quartz and minerals. Cluster some times contains many metaphysical configurations, all working together harmoniously.
Quartz crystals serve to bring the group energy of the associated crystal to the surrounding environment, enhancing peace and harmony in groups, in the family, and in other social or business environment.
It is well known amongst crystal healers that crystals in their roughest form are far more effective than tumble stones or polished stones. I suppose it makes sense that something that is nearer to its natural form, is bound to have more of its initial vitality than something that has been processed a great deal.
The difference between using these two sorts of crystals, and often in a healing layout use a mixture of both polished stones with a good proportion of rough crystals amongst them.
Engineer Rameshwar Prasad
(B.Tech., M.Tech., P.G.D.C.A., P.G.D.M.)