Emerald - The Gemstone of Mercury
emerald, panna, mercury's gem stone


Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu, Gurur Devo Maheshvar,
Guru Sakshat Par Brahm Tasme Shree Gurve Namah


The gemstone representing the positive powers of Mercury according to Vedic Astrology and Navagraha Gemology is Emerald/Panna. Mercury is the planet of business, communication, intelligence, education and intuition. This planet is often referred to as the prince among planets for it takes the characteristics of the planet with which it is posited in a horoscope.

This planet signifies love and relationships also and it is said that if a man and a woman present each other with an Emerald stone their Love grows and becomes permanent. Mercury is also the planet of public relations, modes of communication and publishing.

It is also a well-known fact that if one ties an emerald gemstone to a Lady's waist during delivery, the delivery is normal and without pain.

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

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Aries Ascendant/Mesha Rashi

Emerald is not an auspicious gemstone for this ascendant ruled by Mars. Firstly, Mercury is not compatible planet with the ascendant lord Mars. Secondly Mercury in this ascendant becomes the lord of the third house of short distance travel, courage, relationships with siblings and the 6th house of diseases, debts and enemies. Emerald gemstone should only be considered when the major period or the sub period of Mercury is operating in an individual's life and Mercury is posited in 3rd, 7th, 10th houses. Mercury's placement in the 6th house for wearing an Emerald gemstone should be considered only in the condition of litigation activity or excessive competition faced by the individual. The placement of Mercury in other divisional charts should also be analyzed before the individual is advised to wear the Emerald gem stone. Remove the Emerald stone once the Mercury period is over.
 

Taurus Ascendant/Vrishabha Rashi

Mercury is an important and an auspicious planet for the Taurus ascendant. Firstly, it is a friend of the ascendant lord Venus and secondly it owns power creating and auspicious houses in the Taurus ascendant. In this ascendant, Mercury becomes the Lord of the 2nd house of wealth, bank balance, speech, domestic atmosphere and the 5th trine house of higher knowledge, speculative profits, power of negotiation and diplomacy, public relations, fame and gain from mantras. Individuals with the placement of Mercury in the 1st house/ascendant, 2nd house, 5th house, 9th house and 10th house should wear an Emerald throughout life. Those who have Mercury-Venus conjunction in the above houses barring the 5th house should wear a single ring having both Emerald gemstone and Diamond gemstone. Wearing of Emerald birthstones will ensure higher wealth inflow, better earning opportunities, career growth, recognition from public and interest and benefit from spirituality.
 

Gemini Ascendant/Mithuna Rashi

The most important planet for this ascendant is Mercury and Emerald birth stone is the most suitable gemstone for individuals with the Gemini ascendant as this ascendant is ruled by Mercury itself. Mercury in this ascendant becomes the lord of the 1st house of sell controlling at least 40-50% of life affairs and the 4th house of mother, fixed assets, pleasures, land, vehicles etc. Mercury is a potent planet for this ascendant. It is all the more important to give strength to Mercury by wearing Emerald gemstones as it suffers from Kendradhipati Dosha by virtue of owing two quadrant houses. Individuals who have Mercury placed in the 1st house, 4th house, 5th house, 9th house, 11th house should wear and Emerald gemstone for life. Those individuals in whose charts Mercury is combust by the Sun or is posited in the 8th house should try the gemstone for 3 days by tying the gemstone on the rights arm by tape or in cloth. If no adverse effects are felt in the trial period then the gemstone can be worn with confidence. Wearing of Emerald gem stone will ensure better health and immunity, more self-confidence, ability to focus and concentrate and success in matters concerning the 4th house of land, buildings and pleasures.
 

Cancer Ascendant/Kark Rashi

Mercury is not an important planet for this ascendant, as it becomes the lord of the third house of short distance travel, courage, and relationships with siblings and the 12th lord of expenditure, losses, loss of sleep, bad habits and life in a foreign place. Emerald gem stone should be considered only when the Mercury major period is operating and Mercury is posited in 3rd house, 4th house, 7th house or the 11th house of the horoscope.
 

Leo Ascendant/Simha Rashi

Mercury becomes the wealth-creating planet in the Leo ascendant as it becomes the Lord of the 2nd house of wealth, bank balance, speech, domestic atmosphere and the 11th house of profits, social circle and fame. Individuals can wear Emerald stone if Mercury is posited in 2nd house, 4th house, 5th house, 7th house, 9th house, 10th house or 11th house when the Mercury major period or sub period is operating. Emerald birthstones will lead to increase of wealth, power and social circle.
 

Virgo Ascendant/Kanya Rashi

Mercury becomes one of the most important planets for this ascendant by becoming the ascendant lord itself. As explained earlier, the ascendant lord is the most important planet in an individual's life as it controls at least 40-50% of life affairs. Mercury in this ascendant becomes the Lord of the 1st house/ascendant and the 10th quadrant house of career and profession. Individuals who have the placement of Mercury in the 1st house, 2nd house, 4th house, 5th house, 9th house, 10th house, 11th house should wear an Emerald gem stone for life.
 

Libra Ascendant/Tula Rashi

Mercury is an auspicious planet for this ascendant as it becomes the lord of auspicious houses and it is also a friend of the ascendant lord Venus. In this ascendant, Mercury becomes the Lord of the 9th house of fate and fortune and the 12th house of expenditure, life in a foreign place etc. Individuals with the placement of Mercury in the 1st house, 4th house, 5th house, 7th house, 9th house, 10th house or 11th house can wear Emerald gemstone for life. Those individuals with the placement of Mercury in the 12th house and those who are in export/import business can wear Emerald gem stones after a trial for 3 days.
 

Scorpio Ascendant/Vrischika Rashi

Emerald gemstone should only be considered if the Mercury major period or sub period of Mercury is operating as Mercury is not compatible with the ascendant lord Mars. Mercury in this ascendant becomes the Lord of the 8th house of losses and accidents and the 11th house of profits. Those individuals who have the placement of Mercury in the 4th house, 7th house, 11th house can wear Emerald gem stone only when the major period or sub period of Mercury is operating and only after a 3 day trial period.
 

Sagittarius Ascendant/Dhanu Rashi

In this ascendant ruled by Jupiter, Mercury becomes the Lord of the 7th house of marriage and relationships and the 10th house of career and profession. Those individuals in whose horoscope, Mercury is placed in the 1st house, 7th house, 9th house, 10th house or 11th house should wear and Emerald gemstone when the Mercury major period or sub period is operating.
 

Capricorn Ascendant/Makar Rashi

Mercury becomes and important planet in this ascendant ruled by the Karmic planet-Saturn. In this ascendant, Mercury becomes the Lord of the 6th house of diseases, debts and enemies and the 9th house of fate and fortune. Individuals with the placement of Mercury in the 1st house, 2nd house, 5th house, 9th house, 10th house should wear an Emerald gemstone for life. Wearing of Emerald gem stone will ensure dawn of fate and fortune besides keeping competition in check and emerging victorious in challenging situations.
 

Aquarius Ascendant/Kumbha Rashi

This ascendant is also ruled by Saturn and Mercury again becomes and important planet. In this ascendant Mercury becomes the Lord of the 5th trine house of higher knowledge, speculative profits, power of negotiation and diplomacy, public relations, fame and gain from mantras and the 8th house of longetivity, losses and accidents. Individuals who have the placement of Mercury the 1st house, 4th house, 5h house, 9th house should wear and Emerald gemstone for life.
 

Pisces Ascendant/Meena Rashi

In this ascendant, Mercury becomes the lord of the 4th house of mother, pleasures, fixed assets, land, vehicles and the 7th house of spouse, marriage and relationships. Those individuals in whose charts, Mercury is placed in the 4th house, 7th house, 10th house, 11th house can wear Emerald gem stone when the major period or sub period of Mercury is operating.
 

When to Wear Emerald?

One should always consecrate a gemstone ring or pendant and wear it in the most potent time frame selected according to Electional astrology. The Emerald gemstones should be set in Gold and be worn in the little finger. It should be worn on a Wednesday in the constellation of Uttraphalguni, Aslesha, Jyestha or Revati. If these constellations do not occur at the time required and it is important to wear the Emerald gemstone then wear it in any Shukla Paksha (Waxing Moon Period) in the hora of Mercury.

Caution: One should not wear Red Coral, Natural Pearl, Moonstone and Ruby along with the Emerald gemstone unless specifically recommended by an expert astrologer.
 

- Guruji Shrii Arnav
Vedic Guru, Chief Consultant

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