One remedy that is often prescribed to help strengthen or balance weak planets are gemstones, but whether gemstone remedies are a truly effective (or just a scam) has been up for debate. Today, I’m shedding light on the effectiveness of gemstones and what you can realistically expect when using them in this manner.
The problem with using gemstones as a remedy
The problem with gemstones is when they’re used as a replacement for self-development. When a planet is afflicted, it shows the innate weakness in that area of life. In order to make positive changes, a person should work on shifting their consciousness. If you are under the impression that a stone will make your future relationships work out, increase your income, or save you from misfortune, you will be disappointed.
There are so many things that influence our habits and behaviors that it’s unrealistic to expect a gemstone to make up for all other influences. For instance, the kind of food you eat and how it is prepared effects your mind and consciousness. The thoughts you allow to fill your mind and influence your behavior and actions are what dictate what you will experience in your life. Go ahead and wear a gemstone if it keeps you mindful and committed, but please don’t think the “power of the stone” will save you from your thoughts and actions.
What you can expect from a gemstone rememdy
Now that you’ve had your hopes dashed, 😉 let’s talk about some realistic expectations of gemstone remedies.
Planets also emit energy that influences us here on Earth. A gemstone can assist in tuning into those specific energies, making us more aware or more receptive to them. For example, if you wear a sapphire, it will not remove all obstacles caused by Saturn. What it might do is make you think more about discipline and responsibility, or except hardships with more grace/surrender.
In short, a gemstone can make you more receptive to the lesson a planet/graha is trying to teach. This can serve as an aid in your efforts to form better habits or adopt a different mindset.
Do gemstones give off energy?
Stones do emit energy, and for a sensitive person, these energies are palpable. Keep working on your intuitive abilities and you’ll feel the gentle bounce of energy between stones, or between your own energy and the stones.
The practice of prescribing gemstone remedies effectively is not as straightforward as some make it seem, and the effects are subtle. However, if you find that a particular stone energizes you, by all means, wear it.
My personal choice is to wear jewels because they are beautiful and remind me of the beauty of Maha Devi. Precious metals and stones have been most useful to me in a symbolic way, but as far as remedies, I go to the source through meditation and devotion to my deity.