Pearl - Gem of the Planet Moon
Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu, Gurur
Guru Sakshat Par Brahm Tasme
Shree Gurve Namah
In the Navagraha system of
Planetary Gemology Pearl is the
gemstone that is used to enhance
the powers of Moon. The planet
Moon is by nature saumya
(Gentle) and represents the
manahsthiti (mind) of the
Kalpurusha. An individual who
has the Moon, well placed in
one’s chart will be a balanced
individual. Among all nine
planets, Moon is the fastest
moving. Consequently effects of
changing position of the moon
are felt by human beings and all
the creatures of nature at short
The phenomenon of tides is also
affected by the gravitational
pull of the moon. Interestingly,
it exercises a similar effect on
the human body as close to
seventy percent of it is water.
Recent scientific research has
also linked lunar cycles and
occurrence of heart attacks.
Moon rules over the sign of
cancer and when badly placed or
under the influence of malefic
gives ailments like
depression, mood swings, blood
pressure, phobias etc. The
gemstone of the moon is Pearl
also known as Moti in hindi.
The ailments that have been
attributed to a badly placed
moon are cured by this gem. The
Pearl gemstone is a blessing as it
presents a solution for maladies
of the mind. Pearl gem stone bestows
clarity of thought and gives
stability of the mind.
Pearl gemstone is not suitable for
everyone. Here we will analyze
the suitability of Pearl gemstones for the
12 ascendants from Aries to
Pearl is a good gem stone for the Aries ascendant as Moon rules over the 4th
house of mother, pleasures and assets. If it suits the individuals, it
bestows all pleasures related to the 4th house. Those individuals who have
the moon in the ascendant, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 9th houses can go ahead and
wear a natural Pearl gem stones.
Pearl gemstone should be avoided in the Taurus ascendant unless Moon is placed in the
ascendant itself and the individual is running the major period of the Moon.
Generally it is seen that in this case, Moon gives problems such as asthma
and common cold quite frequently.
Moon owns the second house of wealth. Pearl gem stone should be worn if Moon is placed in
the 2nd house in its own sign or 10th house in Pisces only in the major
period of the Moon after a suitable trial period.
In Cancer ascendant Moon is the ascendant Lord and is very auspicious. Moon
placed in the ascendant, 9th house, 10th house, 11th house, 7th house will
make sure that Pearl gemstone suits the individual. In these positions Moon will
bestow all comforts. However, those who have Moon placed in the 5th House in
Scorpio should avoid wearing Pearl gemstones.
Pearl gemstone should be worn if the Moon is in exaltation in the 10th house. Generally
it is found that the gemstone of the 12th Lord is not suitable for the
Moon becomes the 11th Lord signifying profits. It should be worn in Moon’s
mahadasha if Moon is placed in the 9th house of fate or 11th house of
Moon becomes the Lord of the 10th quadrant of profession. If Moon is placed in
the 3rd House, 4th house, 5th house, 7th house, 9th house, 10th house 11th
house then Pearl gemstone/Pearl birthstones can be worn in the Moon Mahadasha.
Moon owns the 9th trine of fate and fortune and is an auspicious planet for the
Scorpio ascendant. Those individuals who have Moon in the 2nd house, 5th
house, 7th house, 9th house, 10th house should wear Pearl gemstone/Pearl
birth stone throughout life.
Such a placement will ensure success in all fields.
Pearl gemstone should be avoided as Moon rules the 8th house of losses and accidents. In
this ascendant, it is important to consider the position of Jupiter, Mars
and Sun. If all three are not suitable, the Pearl gemstone may be considered in the
mahadasha of the Moon if it occupies the 9th house of fate.
Pearl stone should be worn only in Moon mahadasha if it is placed in the 5th house of
higher knowledge in exaltation. In case marriage is being delayed then Pearl gemstone
can be worn for a brief period if it is placed in the 7th house.
Avoid Pearl gemstone altogether unless Moon mahadasha has started and Moon is placed in
the 4th house in exaltation.
Moon is an auspicious planet for the Pisces ascendant by its virtue of being
the 5th trine lord of higher knowledge and diplomacy. If Moon is placed in
the ascendant, 2nd house, 3rd house, 4th house, 5th house or the 10th house,
then Pearl gemstone/Pearl birth stone should be worn.
Wear Pearl gemstone?
Pearl gemstone should be worn on a Monday in Pushya Nakshatra. Other constellations
auspicious for wearing a Pearl gem stones are Rohini, Hastha and Shravana.The
should be worn in silver in the little finger after prana pratishtha
If these constellations do not occur in the period when the wearing of Pearl gemstone
is important then one may wear it on any Shukla Paksha Monday and in the
Hora of the Moon.
Pearl healing properties:
The Pearl gem stone is very good stone. It gives a calming influence and keeps the
minds focused and steady. It is found to have excellent remedial powers in
the diseases commonly afflicting women. It controls mental anxiety and mood
swings in a person and ensures that anger and depression are under control.
It gives the capacity to enjoy and appreciate life.
Those individuals in who’s chart Moon is not well placed and is giving bad
results in the mahadasha or the Antar Dasha should donate rice on Mondays,
worship Lord Shiva (one of Shiva’s name is Chandramoulishvar-one who holds
the moon on his forehead), wear two faced Rudraksha bead, offer water mixed
with milk on the Shiva lingam on Mondays, respect mother and chant the
Chandra Gayatri mantra. This will ensure peace and prosperity.
Caution: Those who wear Pearl gemstone should not wear a Blue Sapphire,
Diamond, Gomedh along with it.
Guruji Shrii Arnav
Vedic Guru, Chief Consultant
(This article was first published in http://www.p-g-a.org/)