Wear the right gem when the planets act tough.
Choosing the right gem is the 20 carat question. Astrologers are of
the view that when a planet is posited either in 6 or 8 or 12th
house it becomes weak and provides malefic effects. Planets posited
in 6, 8 or 12, may yield malefic results, but it is not correct to
say, that the same planet has become weak. There is another
misunderstanding in the minds of the astrologers that by providing
gems to a malefic planet, benefic results will follow. First one
should know the difference between the weak and the malefic, The
planet will be weak only, if it is posited in the sign of
debilitation or when the planet is in the sign which is detrimental
to that sign that means the 7th to the own sign of the planet. A
planet will never be weak, when it is either posited in 6th, 8th or
12th house of the chart. These houses are called the evil houses or
To provide strength and to propitiate the planets are two separate
things and it should be understood clearly before prescribing
Do not recommend gems according to major dasa or bhukti lords.
Read the chart carefully, and see which planets cause the
suffering, whether they are weak or malefic (not by nature but by
ownership and occupation).
In case of weak planets, Gems are to be provided. When the planets
are malefic we should not provide the Gem for that planet. In such
case, propitiation of the planets are needed.