Gem Therapy

Gemstones are a crucial part of astrology and are shortcuts to achieving health, wealth and happiness. They are not ordinary stones but are guides that focus energies and help individuals get in touch with the universal forces that surround them. Human bodies are surrounded by an electromagnetic field that is sometimes visible in special pictures known as Kirlian photographs. This field is often charged with electricity. Gemstones also have their fields of electricity that, when worn on the body or carried in close proximity to a person, will affect the body of the person as well.

On a scientific note, each gemstone vibrates on a specific frequency level and can easily replenish missing frequencies. When a particular chakra out of the seven charkas starts slowing down due to the waning of cosmic rays reaching it from a specific planet, this frequency needs to be replenished with both external and internal agents. While gemstones serve as the perfect external agents, practices like mantras function as internal agents. But while mantras need great discipline and continuity, gemstones automatically charge an individual. They serve as temporary lifelines and work faster as they remain in touch with the physical body.

In simple terms, planetary positions in a horoscope cause an imbalance of chakras and these chakras or energy wheels that balance the spin factor of the human aura when imbalanced cause diseases and deficiencies in the human body and mind. Gemstones are the easiest tools to balance the spin factor and create health, wealth and prosperity.

Precautions While Buying Gemstones
A gem is an icon of beauty, a metaphor for the very best of anything. Full of light and expressing a richness of colours, gems have been part of human culture for millennia.

But how does a stone simply qualify as a gem? And how does a buyer know that the gem that he/she is getting is the right one? After all, there are two types of gemstones Ė Inorganic or of mineral origin found in rocks and gravel or Organic which are part of a living organism. Then there is another set of gemstones which re artificial or lab generated. There are more than 4,200 known mineral varieties, but a fewer than 40 qualify as true gemstones.

There are three main criteria that qualify a stone as a precious or in other words, genuine: Beauty, Durability and Scarcity.

BEAUTY: Gemstones in their natural state are as beautiful as faceted and polished pieces of jewellery. These are often masterpieces and can be more valuable, i.e., expensive than the cut gems. This is because intrinsic beauty of nature has become so rarer. These have become rare because most of the natural crystals have been mined and quickly cut into finished products.

When you examine a gemstone, look at the form, colour, clarity and reflection of light. A true, genuine gemstone like the emerald will express geometric patterns with flat, reflective surfaces intersecting at sharp corners. An organic gemstone, like pearl, will show smoothness, curve and softness. The form of a gem also contains its faces which are natural forming but are carefully crafted to enhance its beauty.

Colour gives the gemstones its character. The different elemental compositions in the gemstone varieties lend it characteristic colour. Grading and value of a gemstone is determined by the richness of the colour it displays. The evaluation is based on Hue (shade), Tone (lightness or darkness) and saturation (intensity).

Clarity means purity. Clarity is evaluated by the quantity of inclusions, fractures, internal defects. Inclusions are foreign bodies that get settled in the gems during the formation of these stones. Fractures like cracks appear when the gems have finished growing. An ideal gem is flawless, which is said to be eye-clean or simply clean.

When buying a gem you must also examine how it interacts with light. When light strikes a gem, it transforms it into a sparkling, brilliant stone. It gives the gem its luster.

DURABILITY: Hardness and Toughness are the two properties that give a gemstone its long-lasting beauty. If a gemstone resists scratching and abrasion, then it can preserve its clarity, luster and sparkle, displaying its hardness. Toughness means that he gem can resist chipping or a fracture upon impact.

SCARCITY: For the past thousands of years, man has been mining the earth in search of gemstones and other precious materials. Over the years, so much has been dug out that most of the gem mines have been abandoned for lack of minerals. Real, pure and genuine gemstones have not only become scarce but also rare.

Synthetic Gemstones
Stones created in a laboratory look identical to stones mined from the earth. If you are not experienced in gems, then you will not be able to see the difference. In fact, you may think that the synthetic gem is the real gemstone. The only difference is the cost. The genuine, rare gemstones are really, really very expensive. Remember, the market has been filled with synthetic and artificial gemstones, and at most places, synthetic gemstones are being pushed as real, mineral gemstones. So, you need to be careful while buying gemstones.

The gemstone market worldwide is not a completely honest market. People are always willing to trap you with fake gemstones. If you really want a genuine gemstone, then go with a cheque book and be willing to spend lots of money.

1. Never buy a gemstone from someone who is eager to sell it to you.

2. Before you buy a gemstone, find out all about that person and his organization/shop. Look for someone who has already tried and tested the genuineness of that person.

3. Searching for gemstones on Google is a good exercise but that is only the first step that you take and not the last.

4. Donít go for sparkle, donít fall for glitter Ė to a person who has experience in gems and who had gained knowledge about these stones and their workings.

5. If a seller tells you that by simply wearing a particular gemstone, Lady Luck will start smiling at you, then beware of the seller.

6. Remember, a gemstone will change your life and the way you live but nothing happens overnight.

7. If the seller is selling you gemstones for cheap, then know that this gemstone may not work. Real gems are expensive and not easily available.

8. Only real gems will work, artificial, synthetic of treated gems may give you the opposite result of what you wanted.

9. A gemstone works on the subtle level, balancing your energies and bringing you in harmony with your surroundings. You must have patience with your gemstones. You must develop a relationship with the stones that you are wearing. Remember, they are made up of minerals, just like you and me, and they understand your feelings and thoughts.

10. Real gemstones are powerful radiators and they work at the energy level, gradually changing your thinking process, your personality, your aura; and raise you from a lower level to a higher level.

11. Therefore, you must develop a relationship with the gems you wear and relationship donít get developed in a day.

12. Lastly, when you are buying a gemstone, remember that you are making a huge investment and this investment should be worthwhile and not wasted.

A person who is not eager to sell you a gemstone and who has gained practical experience, whose knowledge about the workings of gemstones is experience-based, will not impost gemstones upon you but will allow you to first develop confidence and trust in these stones.
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