Diamond and White Sapphire -The Gemstones of Venus
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Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu, Gurur Devo Maheshvar,
Guru Sakshat Par Brahm Tasme Shree Gurve Namah


The gemstones representing the positive powers of the planet Venus according to Vedic Astrology and Navagraha Gemology are Diamonds and White Sapphires. Venus is the planet representing the power of love, compassion and divine knowledge. Venus or Shukra is considered as a Guru/ preceptor and all things associated with Venus can be categorized by one single word, “Abundance”.

All things which are beautiful and luxurious are ruled by Venus. This planet is represents the bond of love between two souls. Venus controls fine arts, careers which require a lot of creative talents like acting, music, and entertainment.

An individual ruled by the positive powers of Venus will have, “Panache” and will have a taste for good things in life. In ancient cultures Diamonds were used as a protective talisman and were supposed to reflect the ultimate victory. It is a well known fact that an individual wearing a Diamond is protected from Evil Eye, negative spells and spirits.

Bhargava Ratna or a Diamond is a gemstone for the truly blessed.

We will analyze ascendant wise the combinations in which diamond gemstone is suitable.

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Aries Ascendant/Mesha Rashi

Diamonds and White Sapphires are not auspicious gem stones for the individuals of the Aries ascendant as Venus becomes the Lord of the death inflicting houses in this ascendant. In this ascendant-Venus becomes the Lord of the 2nd house and the 7th house. Secondly, it is an enemy of the ascendant lord-Mars. The gemstones of Venus should not be worn unless Venus major period or sub period is operating. Those individuals with the placement of Venus in 2nd house, 7th house and 12th house can wear Diamonds and White Sapphires only when the Venus periods are operating and that too after a trial.
 

Taurus Ascendant/Vrishabha Rashi

Venus becomes an important planet for this ascendant as it becomes the Lord of the ascendant. The ascendant lord is one of the most potent and powerful planets in an individual’s horoscope. The ascendant lord bestows on an individual good health, safety and protection. Venus in this case becomes the Lord of the 1st house and the 6th house. Those individuals in whose charts-Venus is posited in 1st house, 9th house, 10th house, 11th house and 5th house can wear Diamond gemstones and White Sapphire gemstones throughout life.
 

Gemini Ascendant/Mithuna Rashi

Maharishi Parasher in his classic, Brihat Parasher Hora Shastra classifies Venus as the most powerful Yogakaraka planet (A planet capable of doing much good to an individual). In this ascendant Venus becomes the lord of the 5th trine house of higher knowledge, sudden windfall gains, mantra shakti, divine grace, skills of diplomacy & negotiation and the 12th house of bed pleasures, expenditure and losses. Even though Venus owns the 12th house it gives good results when it is posited in the 12th house. Individuals in whose charts, Venus is posited in 1st, 5th, 7th, 9th and 10th houses should wear Diamond gem stone and White Sapphire gem stone.
 

Cancer Ascendant/Kark Rashi

In this ascendant ruled by the Moon, the gem stones of Venus should be considered only when the Venus periods are operating for it is a block creating planet for this ascendant. Individuals in whose charts Venus is posited in the 4th house, 9th house 11th house can wear a Diamond gemstone only when the Venus periods are operating and that too after a trial.
 

Leo Ascendant/Simha Rashi

In this ascendant ruled by the King of Planets - Sun, then Diamond gemstone and White Sapphire gemstone should be considered only when the Venus periods are operating as Venus is a obstacle creating planet for this ascendant. Sun also gets debilitated in the sign of Venus-Libra. In this ascendant- Venus becomes the Lord of the 3rd house of courage, initiative and siblings and the 10th quadrant house of career and profession. Individuals in whose charts-Venus is posited in the 4th house, 10th house, and 11th house can wear Diamonds and White Sapphires only when the Venus periods are operating and that too after a trial. Please do not wear Ruby gemstone and Diamond together.
 

Virgo Ascendant/Kanya Rashi

Maharishi Parasher in his classic, Brihat Parasher Hora Shastra classifies Venus as the most powerful Yogakaraka planet (A planet capable of doing much good to an individual). In this ascendant Venus becomes the lord of the 2nd house of wealth, speech and domestic harmony and the 9th trine of fate and fortune. Individuals in whose charts Venus is posited in the 2nd house, 5th house, 7th house, and 9th house can wear Diamonds and White Sapphires throughout life.
 

Libra Ascendant/Tula Rashi

Venus is an auspicious planet as it becomes the Lord of the ascendant. In this ascendant Venus becomes the Lord of the 1st house and the 8th house of losses and accidents. Venus placed in auspicious houses will give a long and healthy life to an individual. Individuals in whose charts Venus is posited in 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 5th house can wear Diamonds and White Sapphires.
 

Scorpio Ascendant/Vrischika Rashi

Venus is not an auspicious planet for this ascendant as it controls death inflicting and loss creating houses in this ascendant. Venus becomes the Lord of the 7th house of relationships and death and the 12th house of expenditure, losses and bad habits. The gemstones ruled by Venus should be considered only when the Venus periods are operating. Individuals in whose charts Venus is posited in the 5th, 7th and 12th houses can wear Diamond/White Sapphires gems only when the Venus periods are operating and that too after a trial.
 

Sagittarius Ascendant/Dhanu Rashi

In this ascendant ruled by Jupiter, Venus becomes the Lord of the 6th house of disease, debts and enemies and the 11th house of profits. Venus gemstones should only be considered when its planetary periods are operating. Individuals in whose charts - Venus is posited in 4, 2, 11th houses can wear Diamonds and White Sapphires in Venus periods and that too after a trial.
 

Capricorn Ascendant/Makar Rashi

Maharishi Parasher in his classic, Brihat Parasher Hora Shastra classifies Venus as a powerful Yogakaraka planet (A planet capable of doing much good to an individual) for this ascendant. In this ascendant Venus becomes the Lord of the 5th trine house of higher knowledge, sudden windfall gains, mantra shakti, divine grace, skills of diplomacy & negotiation and the 10th quadrant house of career and profession. Thus, by the virtue of owning one trine house and one quadrant house-Venus becomes very powerful in this ascendant ruled by the Karmik planet-Saturn. Individuals in whose charts-Venus is posited in 1, 3, 5, 9, 10, 11 houses should wear Diamond/White Sapphire birthstones throughout life.
 

Aquarius Ascendant/Kumbha Rashi

This ascendant is also ruled by Saturn and Venus again becomes an important planet for it owns the 4th quadrant house of pleasures, mother and assets and the 9th trine house of fate and fortune. Thus, by the virtue of owning a quadrant and a trine-Venus becomes a potent and auspicious planet. Individuals in whose charts 1, 2, 4, 9, 10th house can wear Diamond and White Sapphire birth stones.
 

Pisces Ascendant/Meena Rashi

In this ascendant ruled by Jupiter, Venus becomes a problem creating planet for it owns the third house of courage, initiative and siblings and the 8th house of losses and accidents. The gemstones of Venus should be considered only when the Venus planetary periods are operating. Individuals in whose charts-Venus is posited in the 1st house, 3rd house and 11th house can wear Diamonds and White Sapphires in Venus periods and that too after a trial.
 

When to Wear Diamond/White Sapphire?

One should always consecrate a gemstone ring or pendant and wear it in the most potent time frame selected according to Electional astrology. Diamond gemstone and White Sapphire gem stone should be worn on a Friday in the constellations of Bharani, Purvaphalguni and Purvashadha. If these constellations do not occur at the time required and it is important to wear the gemstones of Venus then wear it in any Shukla Paksha (Waxing Moon Period) in the hora of Venus.

Caution:

  1. One should not wear Red Coral, Pearl, Moonstone and Ruby along with the Diamonds and White Sapphires unless specifically recommended by an expert astrologer.

  2. Do not wear a diamond with red dots/red inclusions. Such diamonds are dangerous and can cause severe health and personal problems including death. Get your diamond examined by a competent gemologist and astrologer before you wear a diamond. Such diamonds also known as Raktamukhi can cause irreparable damage.

- Guruji Shrii Arnav
Vedic Guru, Chief Consultant

(This article was first published in http://www.p-g-a.org/)