Understanding Vedic Astrology
Vedic astrology or Jyotish is basically the ‘Science of Light’, an ancient astrological subject that discovered more than 4,000 years ago. If we go to its deep roots, we come to know that it’s different from the Western method of astrology as it is based on the Sidereal zodiac. For example, in Sidereal astrology, your zodiac sign may be the one preceding the sign you currently are in the Western system. Vedic astrology generally deals with seven visible planets and two invisible ones and is mostly known to be more predictive than Western astrology.
“Anyone can be a millionaire, but to become a billionaire you need an astrologer.” —J. P. Morgan
A Vedic astrologer will first ask you for all about the details of your birth: the day, month, year, city of birth, and the precise time that you were born. An astrological chart is then made. The Vedic astrologer takes a good look at the positioning and the movements of the planets and the nodes of the Moon, known as Rahu and Ketu (the invisible or shadow planets).
“There is no better boat than a horoscope to help a man cross over the sea of life." —Varaha Mihira
The reading of that chart will cover all the sections of your life from the condition of your health, finances, relationships, coming life trends and also any past life karma that you are still carrying forward in this life. After the full reading of your chart, the astrologer will recommend the perfect gemstone which will strengthen your planets.
The main motive of gemology is to discover a gemstone using a variety of scientific instrument. It is viable to discover the various varieties of gems and distinguish them from the different types of synthetic and simulation material. Sadly, many of this equipment has to be used on a loose stone. This simply doesn't mean that we can't test a set stone, rather it just makes it a bit more difficult and in few cases virtually difficult to detect the various types of treatments that are being used on the gems.
The issue begins when there is no disclosure, either deliberately or mistakenly and treated and synthetic stones are sold out including their natural analog at the exact price when, often, they are worth only a fragment compared to the original ones if not entirely worthless.
Though scientists with proper degrees in geology, chemistry, and even physics make up the smallest group of gemologists, they are dominant. The organized measurement and recording of the physical and optical properties utilized to identify gemstones in a well established but existing scientific process. For years, the lapidary (Known as gem-cutters) was in the best place to identify the differences in gems with mutual appearances. Many insertions, materials lured inside gemstones and physical characteristics such as the harness were readily apparent when cutting and polishing a gem. Scientists continue to add to this knowledge by creating new testing, ways and researching new gems identified in nature and synthesized in the laboratory.
Connection Between Gemstones and Astrology
As most of you are aware that often your birth chart was prepared by the experienced astrologers soon after you were born. Each and every detail, such as time and date of birth, the position of planets in the eastern horizon and their influence towards one another, were all taken into consideration while preparing the horoscope of an individual.
The Ancients also demonstrate that our good and bad karma is with us from one life to another. While the good one leads to good things in your current life, the bad one brings immense punishment. If the recommended gemstones are worn for particular durations or for an entire lifetime, they reduce the negative impacts of your earlier and current karmas. The gemstones that you’re wearing must be natural, real and flawless.
Whatever Ratna you opt for, you should make sure that the cosmic rays absorbed by it stick to your skin. These rays will bring healthy changes in your psyche and physiology and in your life.