Indian Astrology and Palmistry : Gemstones, Planets and Zodiac

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Why Astrology and palmistry?


Astrology and palmistry are subjects people very much interested in. Planets and zodiac are related to astrology and palmistry. astrologers and palmists prescribe gemstones especially Navaratna (Graharatna, Rashi Ratna) as a remedy to evil effects of planets. Particular gemstones such as ruby, pearl, coral, emerald, yellow sapphire, diamond, blue sapphire, hessonite and cat's eye are prescribed for particular planets.

People have a fascination to know the future and astrology and palmistry claim to forecast the same. Though both the astrology and palmistry are not accepted by the scientists as a science but the masses believe on the said as there is no other popular way to peep into one's future.

Curiosity to know the unknown is inbuilt in human nature and if it is for himself, with higher intensity. Future is unknown so the curiosity remains. A lot of science fictions are written and screened about Time machines. This shows how much even the scientists are interested in the topic.

A course on astrology is started in a University in Andhra Pradesh, India and large numbers of doctors, architects and engineers have joined the course according to the University sources. This is only one of many examples that how even the educated people are interested in the topic.

No serious research is conducted to ascertain whether both the Astrology and Palmistry are scientific or not. Both these are rejected by the so-called scientists as non-scientific without properly examining and experimenting. This very attitude of the so-called scientists is really non-scientific.

Leaving apart all these arguments let us move to the topic itself.


The Planets in our Solar System

Planets, Zodiac and Indian astrological calculations


Indian astrology believes in a strong relationship between planets (Navagraha) and gemstones. Planets are further in a relationship with zodiac thus gemstones. Palmistry is also linked with those planets.

According to Indian astrological system, there are nine planets too as per the modern science but it differs from it some way. The Earth is not included as a planet and is replaced by the Sun. Rahu and Ketu are there to replace Neptune and Pluto.

Rahu and Ketu are referred as shadow planets and rest of the seven are correlated with the zodiac. All seven days of a week is also named after those seven planets.

Further, the Sun is correlated to Leo the fifth sign of the zodiac, the Moon to the fourth, the Marsh to the first and eighth and the Mercury to the third and sixth Zodiac signs. The Jupiter is related to the ninth and twelfth, the Venus to the second and seventh and the Saturn is to tenth and eleventh.

The lines of palms are also correlated with planets being the zones of palms distributed to particular planets. Gemstones are specified for particular planets according to the colors of gemstones matching to the planets.

The red colored Ruby is assigned to the Sun and the white pearl to the Moon. The red coral is for the red colored Marsh and green emerald to Mercury whose color is green in Indian astrology. Yellow sapphire is for the Jupiter; diamond is for the dazzling white Venus and blue sapphire for the Saturn. Hessonite and chrysoberyl cat's eye are for shadow planets Rahu and Ketu respectively.

Indian astrologers predict future viewing positions of planets in one's horoscope and in the space. As the planets move, they cross all the zodiac signs in due course. These positions are called Gochara. The situation of planets in the horoscope is determined through Lagna and Rashi. It is further elaborated through Bhava, Vimsottari Dasha etc. One's life is determined by these various parameters. Calculation of Navamansh Kundali is an advanced step.

An astrologer determines which planet or planets are responsible for one's fortune or misfortune calculating with various methods specified above . Position or strength of a planet or planets in a horoscope plays a crucial role in determining the same.


Aries, Taurus, Gemini and Cancer: Zodiac signs from different cultures

1. Aries, Palazzo Schifanoia
1. Aries, Palazzo Schifanoia
2. Taurus: one of the twelve zodiacal signs ornating the chevet of the church Saint-Austremonius of Issoire (12th century), Auvergne, France.
2. Taurus: one of the twelve zodiacal signs ornating the chevet of the church Saint-Austremonius of Issoire (12th century), Auvergne, France.
3. Gemini--Beham, (Hans) Sebald (1500-1550): Mercury, from The Seven Planets with the Signs of the Zodiac, 1539 (Bartsch 119; Pauli, Holl. 121), first state of three, trimmed to the platemark, occasional skinning verso, with associated tiny paper....
3. Gemini--Beham, (Hans) Sebald (1500-1550): Mercury, from The Seven Planets with the Signs of the Zodiac, 1539 (Bartsch 119; Pauli, Holl. 121), first state of three, trimmed to the platemark, occasional skinning verso, with associated tiny paper....
4. Cancer, Amiens, France
4. Cancer, Amiens, France

Zodiac signs in different cultures: Leo, Virgo, Libra and Scorpion

5. Zodiac Leo: The Seven Planets - Sol, the Sun. Beham, (Hans) Sebald (1500-1550): Sol, from The Seven Planets with the Signs of the Zodiac, 1539 (Bartsch 117; Pauli, Holl. 119), second state of five.
5. Zodiac Leo: The Seven Planets - Sol, the Sun. Beham, (Hans) Sebald (1500-1550): Sol, from The Seven Planets with the Signs of the Zodiac, 1539 (Bartsch 117; Pauli, Holl. 119), second state of five.
6. Zodiac Virgo: Amiens, France
6. Zodiac Virgo: Amiens, France
7. Zodiac Libra
7. Zodiac Libra
8. Zodiac Scorpion.
8. Zodiac Scorpion. | Source

Sagittarius, Capricorns, Aquarius and Pisces: Zodiac signs in different cultures

9. Zodiac Sagittarius
9. Zodiac Sagittarius | Source
10. Zodiac Capricornus
10. Zodiac Capricornus | Source
11. Zodiac Aquarius
11. Zodiac Aquarius
12. Pisces: one of the twelve zodiacal signs ornating the chevet of the church Saint-Austremonius of Issoire (12th century), Auvergne, France.
12. Pisces: one of the twelve zodiacal signs ornating the chevet of the church Saint-Austremonius of Issoire (12th century), Auvergne, France.

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Planets, Zodiac and Gemstones


Gemstones (Diamond and Color stones) are prescribed as per the planet determined responsible for fortune or misfortune. Again it is prescribed in a particular carat weight (Ratti that is equal to 0.91 carats). Astrologers prescribe a particular Ratti weight, say 3 or 4 Ratti according to the age, the strength of the planet etc. Generally, a quarter Ratti is added to any integer (a whole number) as it is referred as auspicious. Thus the weight comes like three and a quarter Ratti or so.These Gemstones are then mounted into gold, silver or some other metals prescribed by the astrologer.

Ruby is prescribed for the sun, pearls for the moon and so on. These stones are then mounted in a ring or pendant or some other form of ornament and been worn. Some auspicious things like Pooja (worship) or Abhisheka (bathing stones with holy water) are also done before wearing the gemstone.

Besides wearing the particular gemstones such as yellow or blue sapphire or hessonite, there is a popular fashion of wearing Navratna. All the nine gemstones for nine planets are combined together and put in an ornament. Navaratna rings and pendants are very popular preceded by tops or earrings. Bracelets and armlets. Necklace and bangles are also made of Navaratna.

In western countries, 12 birthstones are used as per the month of birth. This topic is not covered in this hub.


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Substitutes of Navaratna


There are substitutes for these Navratna. Those who cannot afford these precious stones go for substitute semi-precious. Ruby is substituted by low priced corundum or spinal, real Basra pearl by moonstone, emerald by beryl or fluoride, yellow sapphire by citrine and diamond by cubic zirconium (synthetic) or white tourmaline or rock crystal. Blue sapphire is substituted by kinite or iolite whereas expensive chrysoberyl cat's eye by cheaper appetite cat's eye.

Manufacturing, buying and selling of planetary stones and Navaratna along with the making of jewellery is a very big business. In Indian context Kolkata, West Bengal is the biggest consumer market for the same. It is assumed that a yearly sale of Rs. 10 B occurred only in Kolkata. Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and other cities also have reasonably good consumers for the same.

The main manufacturing hubs for diamond are situated in Gujarat and Mumbai. Jaipur, the pink city of India manufactures and supplies all of these stones but a diamond.

(This hub is published on June o8, 2008.)

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Comments 49 comments

renju 2 years ago

Hello,

My name is renju. My DOB is 18-06-1982 time -11.pm.

Which gemstone would you suggest ?


kswamy 3 years ago

dob 16-11-63/ tob 12:45am/pob Mumbai.

Wearing cats eye & Red coral gemstone currently.

please advise if this combination would help me in the future.


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JYOTI KOTHARI 4 years ago from Jaipur Author

You can. anne91.


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anne91 4 years ago from india

can a gomedh embedded in a silver pendant be worn ?


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abhishek kumar srivastav 4 years ago

Name Abhishek Kumar srivastav DOB 03-04-1978 PLACE ALLAHABAD (UTTER PRADESH) TIME 23;38 QUESTION- WHICH GEMSTONE SUIT FOR THE FINANCIAL STABLEITY , I AM JOBLESS LAST THREE YEARS , PL SUGGEST ME.MAIL ID abi_16n@yahoo.com


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JYOTI KOTHARI 4 years ago from Jaipur Author

Thanks for a hub love.


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KajiraSuzanne 4 years ago from Western Massachusetts

First of all, thanks for the fan mail!

I really enjoyed this Hub, as I love gemstones and ancient legends/world religions.


Md. Waish Khan 4 years ago

Dear Sir,

which stones i will wear for financial gains, immigration and allover success. I will always remember for your kind help.

Name : Md. Waish Khan,

D/B : 12 January 1971

Time : 5:30 AM (GMT +6:00)

Place of Birth : Dhaka, Bangladesh

Waiting for your reply.

Thanks.


chethan kumar J 5 years ago

Hi Sir,

i am Chethan Kumar J born on 3rd september 1985, in bangalore,Can u please tel about my professional life at what age will i get settled,and which is the good stone to wear,and let me know which age is best to get married.People tel me who was born in july month or march is a best girl for me.and please let me know abt my life status in future


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indian astrology 5 years ago

Astsrology is one of the oldest cultures of human civilization. Vedic astrology is an ancient culture of India, south-east Asia or Asian sub-continent as a whole. Vedas means knowledge in Sanskrit and was initiated by the Aryans. Astrology is called 'Jyotisha Shastra' in Sanskrit. 'Jyotisha' means divine light or luster of heaven and 'Shastra' means subject of diversity i.e. subject of study which deals with celestial entitie


himangshu mukherjee 5 years ago

my name is himangshu mukherjee,my date of birth is 24-08-1975, time 05.12 pm sunday, azimganj city,murshidabad,west bengal. which is the sutabale business and stone for me. himangshu_24@rediffmail.com


krishna kiran 5 years ago

Hello,

My name is krishna kiran. My birthdate is 23.8.1981.

Which gemstone would you suggest ?


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JYOTI KOTHARI 5 years ago from Jaipur Author

You can wear an emerald.


Hemant 6 years ago

Hi, My name is Hemant, my DOB is 27th august 1980 at 5am, Akola, Maharashtra, I always have money problems.?

Hi, My name is Hemant, my DOB is 27th august 1980 at 5am, Akola, Maharashtra, I work in IT industry, and I am married, my married life is gud going but i always faced money problems in my life, i had faced Sadesati bad effects two times in life at 1998 and 2003-2004, this time i dont know what is going to happen, but i always tries hard work, honesty, etc. big problem in my entire life is i always face money problems from my childhood to yet, I just want to know whether things will improve,I want to grow n my career and money problems and when i will the money problem disappear from my life?!!


Hemant 6 years ago

Hi, my DOB is 27th august 1980 at 5am, Akola, Maharashtra, I work in IT industry, and I am married, my married life is gud going but i always faced money problems in my life, i had faced Sadesati bad effects two times in life at 1998 and 2003-2004, this time i don't know what is going to happen, but i always tries hard work, honesty, etc. big problem in my entire life is i always face money problems from my childhood to yet, I just want to know whether things will improve,I want to grow n my career and money problems!!


k.vijeratnam 6 years ago

i have followed numerology in my own.i like to follow astrology.i am lokking for a guru.


RK 6 years ago

dear sir i have a breslet which have all the following stones, Hematite, Red Jasper, Citrine, Garnet, Tourmaline, Aventurine, Malachite, Aquamarine,.. is it right to use all stone at a same time...

thanks

RK


sameer 6 years ago

hi, I am sameer, date of birth is 27.08.1980 place, Akola maharashtra, i am wearing neelam in both band's middle finger, as well also wearing yellow sapharie in right hand, does its affect bad< if yes then, what should i wear to make carear n money..

Thanks and Regards

Sameer N


ashish 7 years ago

nice article on indian horoscope http://soothsayers-india.com


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JYOTI KOTHARI 7 years ago from Jaipur Author

Dear Pavan,

Please do not be disturbed. Everything can be OK by God's grace. It is OK to wear ruby in ring finger.

One has to see your horoscope and then only advice. You can contact me via e mail. I have written a hub "how to be hopeful in tough times'. Please read this and it may show you some path.

Thanks,

Jyoti Kothari


pavan 7 years ago

sir actually ppl around me thinks dat after wearin ruby i get angry n all stuff sir m vry disturbd actually me n my girl friend have sum problems dis days she'z at australia and me at india and sir it's like 4 years relationship sir i wear ruby on third fingure ring fingure and topaz on first fingure so iz that alright?????because i am very much of tired of my lyfe thanks a lot for ur reply sir


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JYOTI KOTHARI 7 years ago from Jaipur Author

Dear Pavan,

According to birth date you need a ruby as per western system of astrology.

According to Indian system, it depends upon your horoscope.

Please feel free to mail me for more info.

Thanks,

Jyoti Kothari


pavan 7 years ago

hy sir my name is pavan and i have heard a lot about u. can u tell me about my lucky gem stone? i am very much disturbd in my love life she is a libran sir i wear topaz on my first right fingure and pearl on last right fingure

my dob:31/7/1987

pob:ahmedabad,INDIA

thank you


Anjali kapadia 7 years ago

Fantastic. i rated it up.

anjali


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JYOTI KOTHARI 7 years ago from Jaipur Author

Hi jasmine,

Planetys move in the space and travel in different zones. When a particular planet to an area of a Zodiac, it relates to Zodiac.

Planets are not stars, of course.

Thanks for your comment and compliments.

Jyoti Kothari


jasmine 7 years ago

How does particlar planet relates to a zodiac? Zodiac is constellation of Stars and Planets are not stars.

Thanks for a good gub but this question is to answer.

Jasmine


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JYOTI KOTHARI 7 years ago from Jaipur Author

Hi Mehul,

Thanks for commenting on my hub

Astrology and Palmistry : Gemstones, Planets and Zodiac. I appreciate your compliments.

Regards,

Jyoti Kothari


Mehul Gupta 7 years ago

Jyoti Kothari,

I am now your fan! I appreciate your knowledge in Gems and Jewellery as well as finance and economy.

Mehul


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JYOTI KOTHARI 7 years ago from Jaipur Author

Hi Anita,

Normally weight of a gemstone prescribed depends upon several variables i.e. position and strength of planet or planets, your age etc.

Astrologer prescribed you 5 carats ruby that means your Surya, the sun is much weak.

Jyoti Kothari


Anita Biz 7 years ago

Hi Jyoti,

My astrologer prescribed me a ruby of 5 carats. What is relation of weight?

Anita


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JYOTI KOTHARI 7 years ago from Jaipur Author

Hi Champak,

I would like to thank you for commenting. Please keep showing hub love.

Jyoti Kothari


Champak Madan 7 years ago

Hi Jyotiji,

Very informative.,

champak


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JYOTI KOTHARI 7 years ago from Jaipur Author

Thanks for commenting. I have seen your hub about astrology and Science.

Jyoti Kothari


Surendra Bothara 7 years ago from Jaipur

Jyoti,

This is providing info about astrology, zodiac, planets etc. Very good and informative.

Surendra


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Rudra 7 years ago

Although I don't believe in these things, there are many who do. It's a science on its own.


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Nayberry 7 years ago from nayphat@yahoo.com

Thanks!! I like this. This is a very informative hub. I love astrology and jewelry.

Tootles!!


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justmesuzanne 7 years ago from Texas

Very interesting! Thank you! :)


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vrajavala 7 years ago from Port St. Lucie

I might mention that it is very important to consult with an astrologer before purchasing gems. some gems can have extrmely adverse results, especially if the corrolary planets are ill-disposed in the native's chart. for example, one of the most difficult gems to wear is the sapphre. so, pleas consult wit your astrologer before wearing a gem,as it may have results that are unintentional.


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JYOTI KOTHARI 7 years ago from Jaipur Author

Thanks for info Vrajvala.


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vrajavala 7 years ago from Port St. Lucie

Namaste Jyoti,

I am a a vedic astrologer and have prescribed gems for my clients. there is an association that I belong to called http://p-g-a.org/ Planetray Gemnoligist association that you may want to contact as well.


R.S. Reddy 7 years ago

Jyoti,

You are a geneous.You hav written so many hubs in entirely different subjects and topics. I have started reading with your gem and jewelery articles and through to financial problem of America. Now it is about palmistry and astrology.

You are even boldly criticising so called scientists for ther non-scientific attitude.

Keep it up!!!


R.S. Reddy 7 years ago

Jyoti,

You are a geneous.You hav written so many hubs in entirely different subjects and topics. I have started reading with your gem and jewelry articles and through to financial problem of America. Now it is about palmistry and astrology.

You are even boldly criticising so called scientists for ther non-scientific attitude.

Keep it up!!!


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JYOTI KOTHARI 8 years ago from Jaipur Author

The so called scientists are also bias. They should examine the truthfulness of astrology.


Nagao Saka 8 years ago

It is full of knowledge. It interesting is scientists are non scientists.? is it? Why scientists do not say astrology science are.


Nagao Saka 8 years ago

This is good knowledge about Indian system of Astrology.


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JYOTI KOTHARI 8 years ago from Jaipur Author

Thanks for compliment.

Will u like to provide some info?


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dutch84 8 years ago

So much good information here.

And the jewelry is beautiful.

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