Hessonite - The Gemstone of Rahu
hessonite, gomedh, Gomedhaka, rahu's gemstone


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


The gemstone representing the planet Rahu as per Indian astrological and gemological texts is known as Hessonite or Gomedhaka or Gomedh. It is of the colour of cows fat. Certain sages are of the opinion that it is of the colour of the cow’s urine. Generally, honey coloured Hessonites are used to strengthen or pacify the planet Rahu. Rahu is the north node of the moon represented by the upper half of the snake. The planet Rahu has got karmic influences and it is generally accepted that during the periods when Rahu is operating individuals would get results as per their Karma – good or bad in the previous birth. The rahu dasha lasts for 18 long years and it is generally observed that even if Rahu is posited very powerfully the first nine years are generally accompanied by average or malefic results. Rahu is the Significator of success or failure in politics, deep-seated complexes or anxieties, fear and irrational behaviour, trouble by life forms like spirits or ghosts, recurring bad dreams and nightmares, instability in profession, communicable diseases and diseases such as leprosy, poisoning of any kind, dementia, attack from reptiles and wandering. This planet also causes Major doshas such as Kalasarpa dosha, Sarpa dosha, Kalathra dosha, Putra dosha, etc. He is also the Significator of material gains and worldly desires barring certain specialized cases like the Kalsarpa dosha, Sarpa dosha, etc, Hessonite is not worn generally throughout life, it is generally worn when the major period or sub period is operating.

Here we will analyze ascendant wise the feasibility of wearing Hessonite gemstone, gem of Rahu, which in case if suitable for the individual would lead to victory, Lakshmi prapti (gain of wealth) and dawn of fortune.

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Aries Ascendant/Mesha Rashi

An individual should wear Hessonite gemstone if Rahu is posited in the 2nd, 3rd, 10th, or 11th house when Rahu periods are operating. Those individuals who are under the major period of Rahu in the 7th house should try the gem for 3 days before deciding to wear gomedh gemstone in the Rahu period. Those individuals who have Rahu in the 10th house and are in anyway connected with politics should definitely wear a hessonite.
 

Taurus Ascendant/Vrishabha Rashi

Rahu plays a significant role in this ascendant ruled by its friend Venus. An individual should wear Hessonite gem stone if Rahu is posited in the 3rd, 6th, 9th, 10th, or 11th house should definitely wear a Hessonite birth stone. This will lead to all round development.
 

Gemini Ascendant/Mithuna Rashi

Rahu becomes a karaka/ significant planet in this ascendant and is also a friend of the ascendant lord Mercury. Individuals in whose charts Rahu is posited in the 1st, 6th, 9th, or 11th house should wear a hessonite/gomedh stone after a trail period of 3 days. This particular position of Rahu is a special position, as it creates a particular yoga known as Tung Yog where it gives huge amounts of wealth and blessings of Mother Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth after struggle.
 

Cancer Ascendant/Kark Rashi

Those individuals in whose horoscopes Rahu is posited in the 3rd, 10th, or 11th house should wear a Hessonite birthstones after a three-day trial, as Rahu is an enemy of the ascendant lord – Moon. The gemstone should be worn only during Rahu periods and not life long.
 

Leo Ascendant/Simha Rashi

Those individuals in whose charts Rahu is posited in the 3rd, 6th, 10th, or 11th house should wear a Hessonite birth stone after a three-day trial, as Rahu is an enemy of the ascendant lord – Sun. The gemstone should be worn only during Rahu periods and not life long.
 

Virgo Ascendant/Kanya Rashi

Rahu is an important and significant planet in this ascendant ruled by its friend Mercury. A well-placed Rahu in Mercury ascendant leads to development of intuitive faculties and success in the occult sciences. Individuals in whose charts Rahu is posited in the 1st, 5th, 6th, or 10th house should wear a gomedh/hessonite. Those individuals who have Rahu in the 9th house in Taurus should wear the gemstone after a three-day trial period.
 

Libra Ascendant/Tula Rashi

Rahu becomes an important and significant planet in this ascendant ruled by its friend Venus. Those individuals in whose horoscopes Rahu is posited in the 1st, 6th, or 10th house should wear a hessonite gem stone. Individuals in whose horoscopes Rahu is posited in the 8th, or the 12th house should wear the gemstone after a three-day trial period.
 

Scorpio Ascendant/Vrischika Rashi

Those individuals in whose charts Rahu is posited in the 3rd, 6th, 8th, 10th, or 11th house should wear a Hessonite after a three-day trial, as Rahu is an enemy of the ascendant lord – Mars. The gemstone should be worn only during Rahu periods and not life long.
 

Sagittarius Ascendant/Dhanu Rashi

In this ascendant ruled by Jupiter, Hessonite should be worn only in Rahu periods after a three-day trial. Individuals in whose charts Rahu is posited in the 3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, or 11th house can wear a Hessonite gemstone.
 

Capricorn Ascendant/Makar Rashi

Rahu is an auspicious and beneficial planet for this ascendant ruled by its friend Saturn. Rahu gives results similar to Saturn. Individuals in whose horoscopes Rahu is posited in the 1st, 6th, 7th, 9th or 11th house can wear a hessonite/Gomedhaka with confidence.
 

Aquarius Ascendant/Kumbha Rashi

Rahu is an important planet for this ascendant ruled by its friend Saturn. Those individuals in whose charts Rahu is posited in the 4th, 5th, 9th or 11th house can wear a hessonite. Individuals who have Rahu in the 12th house should wear a hessonite/Gomedhaka gemstone after a trial period of 3 days.
 

Pisces Ascendant/Meena Rashi

Hessonite gemstones should be considered only when Rahu periods are operating as this ascendant is ruled by the enemy of Rahu – Jupiter. Those individuals in whose horoscopes Rahu is posited in the 3rd, 7th, 8th, or 11th house can wear a Hessonite gem stones after a three-day trial.
 

When to Wear Hessonite?

One should always consecrate a gemstone ring or pendant and wear it in the most potent time frame selected according to electional astrology. Hessonite gemstone should be worn on a Saturday in the constellations of Swati, Arudra and Shatbhisha. If these constellations do not occur at the time required and it is important to wear the Hessonite then wear it on any Shukla Paksha (waxing moon period) Saturday in the Hora of Saturn.

Hessonites should be set in silver in rings or pendants. A penta alloy (mixture of 5 metals) is also auspicious in certain cases. Avoid setting Gomedh/Hessonite in gold unless recommended.

Caution:

  • One should not wear Red Coral, Pearl, Moonstone, Ruby or Yellow Sapphire along with Hessonite unless recommended by an expert astrologer.

  • One should not wear a Hessonite with black dots as this creates problem in marital life.

  • One should not wear a Hessonite in which 2 distinct shades are visible as this creates health problems.

- Guruji Shrii Arnav
Vedic Guru, Chief Consultant

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