Emerald Gemstone-Know your Emerald Gemstone
Emerald, which is the gemstone associated with Mercury. Mercury as we know is an important planet in each horoscope and the nature as well as the strength of Mercury can vary from horoscope to horoscope, which means that in some horoscopes, Mercury may be very strong, it may be having average strength in some horoscopes and it may be weak or very weak in some other horoscopes. The strength of Mercury is measured by various methods available in Vedic astrology though some astrologers and people interested in astrology still think that the presence of Mercury in a particular sign is the only factor that can affect the strength of Mercury in a horoscope.
This is not true because there are many factors that can affect the strength or weakness of Mercury in a horoscope and the position of Mercury in one sign is just one of them. Sometimes Mercury can become weaker in a horoscope because it is in its weakening sign due to the suffering of one or more of the malefic planes in the horoscope, due to weak placement in some specific houses of the horoscope and various other factors. When mercury becomes weaker in a horoscope, it is unable to protect its general and specific meanings, and therefore the native can see poor results or fewer good results related to the significances of Mercury.
If the weak Mercury in a horoscope acts as a useful planet, that weak Mercury must be given extra strength to begin working properly in the horoscope and it may protect its significances. This results in good things happening to the native in various spheres of his life. This extra strength is provided with the help of a specific gemstone called Emerald, which transfers the energy of Mercury from the planet itself into the body of the native who wears this gemstone.
Emerald is called Haridra Ratna or Somya in Sanskrit, Panna or Hara Panna in Hindi. This gemstone captures the energy of Mercury from its upper surface and it transfers this energy into the body of the native who wears it. The extra energy of Mercury, which is transferred from emerald to the body of the natives, gives the Mercury an extra power and begins to work stronger in the horoscope, body as well as the Aura of the native. It should be noted that an emerald can only increase the strength of Mercury in the body and has a native transmission of extra energy of Mercury and this gemstone is not capable of changing the working nature of Mercury in a horoscope.
It means that if Mercury is working positively or Mercury is benefic in a horoscope, wearing this gemstone will increase the strength of Mercury and as such positive Mercury Gaining strength will begin to produce good results for the native with an increase in quantity and frequency. On the other hand, if Mercury works negatively, which means that Mercury is malefic in the chart, the use of the gemstone for Mercury will add strength to this chart negative Mercury and as it gains strength, it will start causing problems and losses for the native with increased strength and quantum. Therefore, care should be taken that only these people use this gemstone, that they have useful mercury in their horoscopes, while the natives have malefic mercury, they should not use emerald in their horoscopes, as using this gem can cause serious problems in many areas of their lives.
Looking at the composition of this gemstone, Emerald is found available in different colors and shades of Green ranging from light Green, medium dark Green to dark Green and some varieties of Emerald are available in Parrot Green. The color and clarity of this gemstone are 2 important aspects to look for when purchasing an Emerald though color and clarity are not the only aspects which decide the quality of this gem and many other aspects can affect the final quality and effectiveness of this gemstone.
Hence, it is very difficult for a common person to test or check the exact quality of an Emerald but even then, making a check for proper color and proper clarity can still make a difference in the kind of gemstone you are going to purchase. It should be noted that different emerald colors may be appropriate for different natives, and therefore each native must use an emerald that belongs to a color that belongs to the emerald been recommended by his astrologer. Changing the color of this gemstone against the recommendation of your astrologer can cause side effects that may continue to bother you with the benefits, though the Color change of this gem, it is simply not likely that this gem will produce any negative effects for you, if Mercury is so beneficial in your chart.
Hence due attention should be paid to the of your Emerald when purchasing this gemstone. Special attention should be paid to the weight of this gemstone recommended by your astrologer, and it is strongly recommended to use an emerald that is based on the weight range recommended by your astrologer, because changing the weight of this gem according to your own criteria or following the advice of your jeweler may result in unwanted and undesirable results for you.
For example, using an emerald with much less weight than the weight of this gemstone recommended by your astrologer can not produce significant results all whereas wearing an Emerald which is much higher in weight compared to the weight of this gemstone, recommended by your astrologer can cause mild or serious side effects. In some extreme cases, it can also produce negative effects due to the native not being able to handle so much extra energy of Mercury, which has been transferred into his body through this gemstone. Therefore, special attention should be paid to the emerald weight recommended by your astrologer when purchasing this gemstone.
Vedic astrology recommends practicing some procedures before wearing an Emerald, which may include the steps like purification and energization of this gemstone. Purification of an Emerald is the process through which any negative energy attached to this gemstone is removed with the help of Mantras and some specific Vedic procedures whereas energization of an Emerald is the process through which this gemstone is charged with the help of Mantras and some specific Vedic procedures so that it may produce its optimum results. Vedic Astrology recommends that you perform certain procedures before using an emerald, which may include steps such as cleaning and energizing this stone. The cleaning and energy processes of Emerald are technical processes and only experts who know the right procedures for carrying out these processes that involves some specific procedures.
Vedic astrology recommends that an Emerald should be worn on a Wednesday morning when the native is wearing this gemstone for the first time in his life. Before an emerald is used on a Wednesday morning, the natives should take this precious stone in GangaJal (water from the holy Ganga river) or in a mixture of uncooked milk and pure water about 8 to 12 hours before the time of wearing this gemstone, which comes out to be Tuesday evening in most cases as this gemstone is recommended to be worn on a Wednesday morning.
The native should take his bath on Wednesday morning, say his prayers and then he should sit or stand in front of the ring or pendant and he should first chant Mool Mantra or Beej mantra of Mercury for 108 times or 27 times and then he should pray to god Mercury and ask him to provide best possible results from this gemstone. After doing so, the native should take the Emerald ring or Pendant, he should rinse it with clean water in case he had put it in a mixture of unboiled milk and water, then he should wipe it with a clean cloth and after completing all these procedures, the native should wear his Emerald ring.
It should be noted that an Emerald should be worn on a Wednesday morning and this gemstone should not be worn on a Wednesday evening for the first time as doing so can cause some unwanted side effects or initial problems for the native. However, once this precious stone is used, the native must continue to use it for the rest of his life, unless his astrologer tells him otherwise. Mool Mantra and Beej Mantra of Mercury are:
Mercury Mool Mantra: Om Budhaay Namah
Mercury Beej Mantra: Om Braam Braum Breem Sah Budhaay Namah
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