Does Wearing Gemstones Bring Good Fortune? Which Gemstone Can Change You Luck? Read This!
In the Indian society, when something goes wrong, say, “if someone’s not well”, then there are three kinds of people, ones who will go to the doctor, ones who will rush to the temples and then there are the ones who rush to their astrologers. A health problem and wearing an inanimate object, how are they connected. How can an inanimate object like gemstones help in solving people’s problems and bring good fortune?
A beautifully cut and polished mineral crystal is called a “gemstone” also known as a gem, fine gem, jewel, precious stones or semi-precious stone. However, some gemstones are not minerals but rocks (such as lapiz, lazuli and opal) and organic materials (such as amber, jet and pearl).
Royalty often owned the finest of gems in the past centuries as a treasured possession to display their wealth, status and power. The use of gems as beautiful decorative ornaments, religious symbols, amulets and charms has been in practice for the longest of times. Gemstones are also used as medicinal purposes and investment by some people.
In modern times, the precious stones are diamond, ruby, sapphire and emerald, with all other gemstones being semi-precious. This classification is based on the rarity of the respective stones in ancient times as well as their quality. All these gems are translucent with fine colour in their purest forms except for diamond as it is colourless and very hard.
These gems are divided into different groups such as corundum (ruby is the red variety of corundum), any other colour of corundum is considered sapphire. Some other gems like the emerald is green, aquamarine is blue, red beryl is red, heliodor is yellow and morganite is pink, all these gems are the variety of the mineral species beryl.
Gemstones have a special significance in the Vedic Astrology, traditionally known as Hindu Astrology (Jyotisha or Jyotishya: from Sanskrit jyotisa, “Light, heavenly body”).
Astrologers and gemologists say, wearing gemstones in the form of jewellery like rings or necklace derives the natural energies of these stones in the life of a human being. Gemstones are used to liberate from the problems caused by the planets.
Gems have their influence on mankind for a very long time. Gems are being used not just like a prized possession but also to enhance the quality of life.
According to the Vedic Astrology, 9 heavenly bodies represent, the 9 special gemstones, Ruby represents the Sun, Pearl represent the Moon, Coral represents the mars, emerald represents Mercury, yellow sapphire represents the Jupiter, diamond is for Venus, blue sapphire is for Saturn, hessonite for Rahu and cat’s eye for Ketu.
It is believed that wearing gemstones can benefit the bearer in many fields of their life, such as health, business, education etc. It is said that the gemstones have a certain energy that reflects on the human body when worn. The different colour of gemstones mirrors the qualities and emotions that a human body incorporate. Such as red is a colour of passion, danger, love and so many other qualities that it reflects.
For more clarity, we know that white is a colour for peace as well as the moon therefore, a pearl is used to personify the human emotion of peace, calmness and represents the moon which is not technically a planet but has a significant influence on Vedic Astrology.
There are hundreds of crystals, minerals and gemstones in this world, some of them are-
Amethyst is the stone of spirituality and intuition, it gives stability of strength and inner peace. It enhances psychic abilities with its calming energy. It reduces insomnia, allows restful sleep, eases headaches, helps with hormone production and reduces stress. It strengthens the immune system, cleanses organs and the respiratory system and reduces bruising and swelling. It is connected to the third eye and the crown chakra.
Aquamarine is a stone of clarity and purification it helps bring closure to an unresolved situation. It promotes courage and eliminates fear and phobias. It's good for sore throats and strengthens the kidneys, liver and thyroid glands. It's best used for throat chakra therefore worn in necklaces.
Citrine is a very energising stone, it provides happiness, courage, hope and warmth. It is said to hold the energy of the sun, enhancing our self-esteem, self-expression and creativity. It is a powerful, cleansing and revitalizing stone. It awakens the mind, body and soul. It also attracts an abundance of prosperity into our lives. It helps the digestive organs. It is best for the solar plexus chakra.
Rose quartz is a gemstone which helps in the healing of the heartaches. It is related to love. It has a gentle, calm energy that soothes the soul of the wearer. It is good for the heart chakra and wearing it in a necklace would help the most as it will stay close to the heart.
Our entire body system is just energy that shows up in different densities and patterns. Our thoughts and emotions are connected to our physical body and have a density of their own when these patterns of energy work in a balanced way then we experience our health, however, these energies can be disrupted which then results in health from headaches to serious diseases.
Crystals or gemstones are thought to be the most stable form of matter in the universe, due to how they are formed within our planet. Crystals grow in the Earth’s crust over millions of years at high pressures and heat making the objects with the most energy as each step in the formation of a crystal contains energy.
The crystals journey begins deep below the planet's surface where lava and hot fluids circulate. Crystallization occurs when the layers of the planet’s mantle fracture which allows heated gases and liquids forced by high-pressure rise towards the surface.
Elements such as oxygen, sodium, iron, potassium and magnesium are also present, and in this process, they merge and dissolve with other elements pushed to the surface as this mixture rises and passes through cooler, less active layers of rocks, crystals begin to grow in the cavities and crevices. Crystals will form depending on the specific environmental conditions and the mixture of the elements that were mentioned before.
Growth, shape, colour, hardness and size of crystals depend on the temperature, water, pressure, time and space. Crystals are alive like everything else in the universe. They work with the human energy field and can diffuse absorb and shift energy within the body.
Crystals vibrate at different levels depending on their composition and colour as the cells in the human body, they all vibrate on their own frequency as do the energy centres in our body known as chakras. Crystals operate by naturally focusing and magnifying the body's innate energies dissolving and equalizing emotional, mental and physical strength.
They can alleviate suppressed or unreleased pain and help to make desired shifts in every aspect of one’s being. So, when we come into contact with a crystal its vibration interacts with vibration of ourselves in our human body.
And yes, it’s not a myth that crystals have energy, crystals actually have a very high precision rate of vibration and are utilized in modern technology, this includes liquid crystal in calculators and clocks. They are also used in credit cards, phone lines and lasers for microscopic surgery working.
Working with crystal energy helps the body to find its natural rhythm and restore its energetic imbalance.
There is a term called crystal healing which is a pseudoscientific alternative medicine technique that uses gemstones or crystal. Basically, laying of stones of different vibrational frequencies on your body to effect healing or change. Crystals are thought to be able to relieve and release stress, stimulate brain activity, amplify your healing power and potential, restore energy and stimulate energy flow through the meridians and energy centres, reconnect to yourselves and connect you to our earth.
The people of ancient times must have somehow known that crystals and gemstones when worn the energies of the crystals, will interact with the human body’s electromagnetic field and bring about the subtle energy changes.
Royals have worn gemstones throughout history in their crowns, jewellery, thrones, swords, as rings or necklaces. There are 7 chakras in a human body, root chakra, sacral chakra, solar plexus chakra, heart chakra, throat chakra, third eye and the crown chakra. Wearing gemstones in a crown activates the crown chakra, necklace activates throat.
So, wearing gemstones might not bring good fortune but it helps in the stimulation of the physical, emotional and mental health of the human body. Which eventually helps a human being to upgrade their living and stay healthy. This leads to a better lifestyle which can be considered as good fortune. It is a well-established healing technique used in this era.
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