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Saturday, November 19, 2022

All About Aries Rising Sign - Aries Ascendant Traits and Characteristics.



Heya Everyone!


In my last blog, I mentioned the ascendant and how it is significant in determining our essential personality traits and how we approach our surroundings. 

Today we are going to know about the first sign in the zodiacal belt i.e. Aries rising or Aries ascendant and everything about it so stay glued...


PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES


Natives of Aries ascendant have very prominent and angular facial features with strong chin, nose and mouth. Have an athletic body, lean and muscular. Average height and built with curly hair and protruding eyebrows which are generally thick and bushy. Have mighty, strong and rugged appearances generally.
Often have scars or birthmarks on their forehead region and are prone to cuts and wounds.


BASIC CHARACTERISTICS AND TRAITS


Highly ambitious, zealous, adventurous and a go-getter kind of native. Innate leader and wants to take the first move always. They are very straightforward and non-articulated people with a high sense of intellect and sharpness. Undiplomatic and stubborn at times. Impulsive, reckless and often have sudden outbursts of anger. Optimist and more practical than emotional. They are born fighters, and achievers and live fast-paced life on their own terms.  


HEALTH


They generally have robust immunity but that doesn't rule out the certain ailments they need to be cautious about. 
Likely to get injured. Liable to suffer from minor injuries, accidents, surgeries, burns, high fever, colitis, pimples, boils, insomnia and paralysis.
These are general health issues seen in this ascendant. It does not necessarily mean that one will suffer from all of these. Other permutations and combinations in one's natal chart have to be seen for a conclusive prediction.


FINANCES


Aries ascendant people generally know their drill to make fast money and be wealthy. But their impulsiveness and reckless attitude in terms of decision-making usually land them in money-losing situations. They must also try to control their insatiable urge to spend money in extravagance as it can lead to bankruptcy sometimes as they do not think much before spending money. To cut it short, try to avoid being a spendthrift where possible. 


RELATIONSHIPS


Aries ascendant people are very practical and realistic in terms of relationships as well. Having said that, it doesn't make them less emotional people but they do give practicality a bit more numbers in their general life approach and so in their relationships. They believe in utmost loyalty and long-lasting relations. They often get a beautiful, loyal and intelligent spouse. They tend to get attracted to people with such qualities as well and want to have a partner with the same temperament and adventurous streak. They usually like to be in authority in relationships with a slight dominance over their spouse.
Your Ideal match can be one of- Leo ascendants, Sagittarius ascendants and sometimes Air ascendants such as Gemini and Libra.

GENERAL TIPS FOR ARIES ASCENDANT


1. Keep patience and avoid excessive emotions and urge to take centre stage in terms of your relationships and attitude in general.

2. Try to take a back seat in marriage in terms of arguments and decision-making so that your partner doesn't feel pressured by your dominant streak.

3. Control your adrenaline rush sometimes as it can lead to impulsive decision-making and exhibiting adventurous character where it is not in demand.
 
4. Try to take financial decisions in peace and relaxed mode and don't be impulsive in terms of your expenses and investments both.

5. Be extra cautious in driving as you are generally accident-prone.

6. Try to control your dominating nature and aggressive approach.

7. Red coral gemstone suits you in general but as I always insist, there should be a proper evaluation of your natal chart by a learned astrologer before wearing the same.


That’s all for today’s post guys.

Live, Love, Laugh, Rise and Shine 

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Ascendant in Vedic Astrology- A Guide to your Rising Sign






Hello Everyone! 

Hope you all are in the best of health and in high spirits. Today's post is all about your Ascendant i.e. The Rising star.

It gives me immense happiness to observe that this topic has not only gathered people's interest but also invoke in them the curiosity and eagerness to know more about it when it comes to comparing it with other dimensions of astrology such as Sun signs, moon signs, etc. Such that people are going beyond the superfluous zodiac signs and are keen to explore varied strata of astrology.


As I have already discussed in my previous blogs about different houses in Vedic Astrology in which I have mentioned about 12 houses in the natal chart and their respective significance. These 12 houses are considered a record of our entire life which I have already mentioned in my previous blogs. Out of these 12 houses, the house which holds the highest significance in one's life is the first house which is known as the Ascendant, the Rising sign or star, the Lagna. It represents the physical attributes of the person, overall physique, health, early life, childhood, character, complexion, vices, virtues, willpower, age, nature, basic inclination and approach towards different aspects of life, strengths, weaknesses, likes, and dislikes.


So what is ascendant and how to locate it in your birth chart?

At the time of our birth, the sign which rises at the easternmost horizon in that place is what is considered the Ascendant or the rising sign for the native. It is the astrological degree of the sign that ascends on the eastern horizon at a specific time and location of birth. Therefore the exact time and place of birth of the native are of utmost importance when calculating the ascendant and other planetary considerations of the concerned person. The Ascendant takes almost two and a half hours to move to the subsequent sign, hence it shows the specific personality trait which is specific to the person in the specific ascendant in a given social setting. 


Now as discussed in the previous blogs the sign in which the sun sits in the natal chart is considered our Vedic Sun sign. And same goes for the Moon sign as well (we will be discussing it in future blogs). While this phenomenon can happen in any house out of the 12 houses of a natal chart. But when we talk about the Ascendant, it is the constant that always occupies the first house. The Ascendant never shifts to subsequent houses, it always remains the first house occupant. 


The Ascendant, as well as the Ascendant Lord (planet ruling the sign), are considered important areas of analysis for the astrologers as it unfolds many key features of the natal chart and about the person in specific. It is an outer shield or mask of the person that is perceived by the world. It is the first impression one leaves on others. It is the amalgamation of both the inner and outer self of the person where one naturally and innately exhibits certain traits that become the personality of the person for the world to know and perceive. It is the spontaneous reaction we exhibit in a given situation. It is our outward style and approach towards different events and situations. This is how we deal in our day-to-day affairs.


Now let us quickly take an example of how to calculate the ascendant in a given birth chart.




In this image, as can be appreciated, the first house i.e. the center topmost house has no. #2 sign. Now as we all know that no. #2 stands for Taurus zodiac sign in astrology. This means that the Ascendant for this natal chart is Taurus and the ascendant lord is Venus( planetary lordship has already been discussed in the previous post). Consequently, the person appears to have a pleasing face, is affectionate, resourceful, self-indulgent, stubborn, and loves spending time in luxurious, serene, and beautiful surroundings. 

Likewise, every ascendant has its own traits and certain characteristics which make each one different and unique in its own sense. ( we shall be discussing each ascendant in future blogs ).

So guys that is it for today's post.


Take Care.


Live, Love, Laugh!!




 

Monday, February 8, 2021

Do you Really Know Your Sun Sign? Tropical vs Sidereal Sun Signs. Western vs Vedic Sun Signs.



Hey guys! Hope you all are in good health and spirits. 


Today's post is one of the most basic yet very important. BASIC because we will be talking about Sun signs which many of you are already aware of while IMPORTANT because this is not going to be what you actually know about your Sun sign.


Very often we excitingly jump on to Astro sections of newspapers and horoscope articles in a magazine or social sites to know about our daily, weekly, and monthly horoscopes. But there are also many times that you end up realizing that the stuff mentioned about your sun or zodiac signs is not what you actually are and doesn't gel with your personality traits, approach towards life, and the way you deal with day to day situations. And then comes the situation where person either stops believing in sun signs or rather convince oneself to believe in it psychologically that "it has to be true as this is my sun sign". So why comes this difference in what you actually are and what your "existing sun sign" is telling you?


This is solely because you guys are referring to your WESTERN SUN SIGN and not the VEDIC SUN SIGN. Yes, the sun signs or zodiacal signs we talk about in general are all basically WESTERN SUN SIGNS or the Sun Signs based on Western Astrology. While the Sun signs that are based on Vedic Astrology are known as VEDIC SUN SIGNS which many of you are unaware of and that's what makes the entire difference in one's understanding and clarity of sun signs in general.


So let us briefly understand what these two concepts of Sun Signs are in general. Here, I am not going to jot down the entire differences between the Vedic and Western Astrology (for that kindly refer : https://www.thehailphoenix.com/2019/07/difference-between-vedic-and-western.html) but to make you guys understand that what is the actual difference between the type of Sun Signs mentioned above.


WESTERN SUN SIGNS (BASED ON WESTERN OR TROPICAL ASROLOGY)


This concept of astrology is based on the Earth and the seasons experienced on it. According to this, there is a fixed reference point on the Vulnar Equinox or the March Equinox in the northern hemisphere. And when the Earth revolves around the Sun, it does in such a fashion that the Sun enters the first degree of the first sign of the Zodiacal belt i.e. the Aries at the same fixed reference point i.e. on 21st March every year. Hence, it uses the first day of the spring season as the beginning of the zodiac i.e. when the sun enters the sign Aries.

And since the cycle of seasons has not changed and is constant despite the change in the original positions of the constellations over the period of time, hence Tropical or Western astrology uses the calender dates for determining the Sun signs. For Example: 21st March to 19th April is always Aries sun sign and is fixed.

 

VEDIC SUN SIGNS (BASED ON VEDIC OR SIDEREAL ASTROLOGY)


Vedic or Sidereal Astrology is purely based on the 'stars' and 'constellations'. It takes into the account the actual movement of planets against the fixed backdrop of stars and constellations. Now we all know that the earth revolves around the sun in fixed elliptical path and completes one such revolution in approximately 365 days. Also it rotates around its axis which marks the completion of one full day of 24 hours.


The Earth changes its tilt around the axis and kind of wobbles in its movement. Hence, there is a precession of the equinoxes which causes the actual position of stars to appear as if moving backwards over a period of time. Due to this particular phenomenon, the constellations have changed their position from the original one over the period of time. Hence, the Sun enters the first sign of the Zodiacal belt i.e. the Aries a little earlier than the fixed reference point i.e. the Vulnar Equinox used in Western Astrology (mentioned above in the blog). Therefore, currently there is a difference of 23 degrees between both the systems of Astrology (Vedic sun signs are currently 23 degrees behind the Western sun signs). Thus, you need to subtract 23 degrees from the planetary degree of the Sun in the Western Natal chart to actually derive to your Vedic Sun Sign. 


WESTERN SUN SIGNS                                                                                                

ARIES- 21ST MARCH TO 19TH APRIL                     

TAURUS- 20TH APRIL TO 20TH MAY

GEMINI- 21ST MAY TO 20TH JUNE

CANCER- 21ST JUNE TO 22ND JULY

LEO- 23RD JULY TO 22ND AUGUST

VIRGO- 23RD AUGUST TO 22ND SEPTEMBER

LIBRA- 23RD SEPTEMBER TO 22ND OCTOBER

SCORPIO- 23RD OCTOBER TO 21ST NOVEMBER

SAGITTARIUS- 22ND NOVEMBER TO 21ST DECEMBER

CAPRICORN- 22ND DECEMBER TO 19TH JANUARY

AQUARIUS- 20TH JANUARY TO 18TH FEBRUARY

PISCES- 19TH FEBRUARY TO 20TH MARCH



VEDIC SUN SIGNS

ARIES- 14TH APRIL TO 14TH MAY

TAURUS- 15TH MAY TO 14TH JUNE               

GEMINI- 15TH JUNE TO 17TH JULY

CANCER- 18TH JULY TO 15TH AUGUST

LEO- 16TH AUGUST TO 16TH SEPTEMBER

VIRGO- 17TH SEPTEMBER TO 17TH OCTOBER

LIBRA- 18TH OCTOBER TO 16TH NOVEMBER

SCORPIO- 17TH NOVEMBER TO 15TH DECEMBER            

SAGITTARIUS- 16TH DECEMBER TO 15TH JANUARY

CAPRICORN- 16TH JANUARY TO 12TH FEBRUARY

AQUARIUS- 13TH FEBRUARY TO 14TH MARCH

PISCES- 15TH MARCH TO 13TH APRIL


So, next time when you find out your zodiac doesn't suit your personality, consider VEDIC SUN SIGN and decide for yourself which one is for you!



UNTIL NEXT TIME...

XOXO!















Monday, September 21, 2020

Cat's Eye (Lehsuniya) : Significance, Benefits, Facts and Wearing Rituals.


 

 Hola Guys! Hope you all are keeping well and in good spirits. Today's post marks the end of my current series on Different Gemstones according to the nine main Planets in the Vedic Astrology. 

This post is on the gemstone related to the other Shadowy or Illusionary Planet Ketu i.e. the Southern Node of the Moon. The gemstone is called "Cat's Eye". Also known as 'Lehsuniya' in Hindi as its resemblance to a milky Garlic bulb (Lussan in Hindi).

This Gemstone produces the most distinct 'Cat's Eye' or "CHATOYANCE" effect. Contains high density of parallel fibrous inclusions and 'Cat's eye' is a line of light that reflects from the dome of the cabochon at the right angles to the parallel inclusions. When the gem is rotated while the light is flashed on the gem, it gives an image of the opening and closing of an eye of a cat, hence the name is "Cat's Eye".

It has immense benefits to the wearer if it is worn by proper consultation from the learned astrologer and happens to suit you. These are as follows:

  • Very beneficial for improving fortunes and financial gains especially during its Mahadasha.
  • It aids in rendering the psychic protection such as that from evil eyes and Tantric acts.
  • It is the stone of choice for enhancing the spiritual enlightenment of oneself.
  • It is very beneficial in improving your physical, mental and emotional well being.
  • It also gives the native a sense of calmness and peace especially in cases of insomnia and anxiety issues.
  • It also aids in enhancing your appetite when someone suffers from anorexia and also issues related to Heart, brain and stomach.
  • It also improves the memory of the wearer and helps in attaining the art of balancing one's thought process.
  • This stone is beneficial in eradication of fear of unknown or any sort of pessimism one has which makes a native more self- assured in terms of facing the worldly challenges.
  • According to one's natal chart, if the stone gets suited to the wearer, it has healing powers to lessen the mal-effects of the Ketu Doshas that can be seen in one's birth chart.
  • It boosts one's creativity and helps in enhancing the native's intellect.
  • The stone has potential to reduce the ill-effects or nullify the sufferings from any mishaps that's probably due to Ketu's mal-position in one's chart. 


  How to choose a Cat's eye?


 As I have mentioned in my previous blog-


Apart from these the other characteristics that should be considered while choosing a Cat's eye gemstone are:



  • The best Cat's eye is unheated, untreated and naturally which gives the best astrological benefits to the native. 

  • The colour of the Cat's eye is Yellow to Yellowish-grey, Greyish-green to brown and Brownish yellow. If the colour is too light or too dark then it might be a fake stone or of semi-precious variety. 

  • Practically 100% inclusion-free Cat's eye is nonexistent. Some inclusions are expected such a  Parallel needle or Hollow tube-like fibrous inclusions- a line of light across surface of the stone that orients perpendicular to the induced fibres. The gem has a milky appearance and transparent gems are almost never found. Typically 'Milk and Honey Appearance' is seen.

  • It should have a considerable amount of solidity and hardness. The MOHS scale of hardness for Cat's eye is 7.5-8.5.

  • Its chemical composition and the mineral is known as Chrysoberyl(BeO.Al2O3).

  • Its refractive index is 1.744-1.755.

  • Its specific gravity is 3.70-3.78.

  • The best quality Cat's eye comes from Sri-Lanka, Brazil and India(mainly in Orissa, Kerela, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Bihar). Also in South Africa, Russia, Burma and various locations around the U.S.A.

  • The average density is 3.74.

  • It should be at least 6 carats in weight so as to give prominent results. In general, it should be 1/10th of your body weight.

  • There should be uniformity of colour in the entire stone.

  • Should be devoid of any impurity, cracks, lines and blemishes.

  • Should be of required heaviness which marks its difference from the fake stone.


  • How to identify an original Cat's eye?

    • If the real stone is put in the dark place, it shines like the eyes of a cat. 
    • If the original stone is rubbed against a cloth, it gives more brilliance to it which marks its authenticity.
    • Apart from the above-mention characteristics, one can check if given stone leaves colour on rubbing it. Original Cat's eye will not leave colour on rubbing it off against any other material.
    • The colour of the original stone should not be too dark or vivid.
    • Keep the stones in your hand. If it starts feeling warm or hot, then it isn't the original one.
    • No significant inclusions will be there in original Cat'e eye. The scratches, cuts, blemishes, etc are seen in fake stones. 
    • If you are getting the Cat'e eye at a cheaper price, then it is 99% fake as natural and original Cat'e eye are expensive. While the synthetic Cat'e eye comes in 20% the lesser price, the fake one can be bought for 90-95% cheaper than the original one. So beware!
    • Last but not the Least, Seek professional help when in doubt and buy certified stones always.

    How to wear Cat'e eye?

    • Should Strictly be worn only after the consultation by the learned astrologer.
    • Should be worn on Tuesday of waxing moon period (Shukla Paksha).
    • Should be worn in between the two hours before and after the sunrise.
    • The best metal to wear it in is Silver or Gold (preferable) or in Panchdhaatu (an alloy of 5 elements Gold, Silver, Iron, Zinc and Copper. Sometimes Tin or Lead can be used in place of Zinc).
    • The finger to wear it in is the Middle finger. Commonly it is worn in the right hand but which hand is preferred, you may check it out in my previous blog- 
    https://www.thehailphoenix.com/2020/03/astrology-and-gems-selection-criteria.html


    Rituals related to wearing a Cat's eye.

    • You can make it as Oval or circular in shape as per the recommendation.
    • You can either wear it as a pendant, bracelet or a ring.
    • Preferably it is worn in as a ring and at least 6 carats in weight.
    • Dip it in a Panchamrit (a mixture of raw cow milk, cow fat i.e Ghee, honey or sugar, yoghurt and Gangajal i.e. Holy water) one night before the morning you wanna wear it.
    • In the morning, do your prayer rituals as you do in routine. Wash the ring with regular water and dip it in holy water just before wearing it.
    • Always seek blessings of Almighty and pray to them for the fulfilment of the purpose for which you are gonna wear the gemstone.
    • The "Beej Mantra- Ohm Sraam Sreem Sraum Sah Ketvay Namah" or "Om Hring Aing Ketave Namah"  to be recited 108 times so as to activate the stone.
    • One should donate cloth and some sweets to the people. Offer Dakshina (money) according to one's capacity to the Brahmin or Priest at the temple. 
    • You should feed the poor and needy, especially on Tuesday. (This is the most pious thing and should be done anyways without any purpose or wanting anything in return. We should feed anything in any day we want but for this, Tuesday is preferable).
    • Keep your stones clean.


    That is it for today's post guys! 


    Shall see you in the next post.


    Until then, 


    XOXO...



     

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

    Hessonite (Gomed) :Significance, Benefits, Facts and Wearing Rituals.


    Heya guys! Hope you are doing well. So today I bring to you a new post on the Gemstone Hessonite which is also called 'Gomed' in Hindi. This stone is helpful in enhancing the positive effects and reducing the mal-effects of shadowy planet Rahu which is also called Northern Node of Moon.

    Hessonite is beneficial in reducing the stress, anxiety, depression,  unnecessary hinderances that come in a way to success when Rahu has negative effects on the native. It also protects the wearer from any sort of evil-eyes, black magic, etc. It has tremendous healing effects on the wearer such as curing epileptic attacks, mental disorders, insomnia,  allergies, haemorrhoids, infections, cancer, varicose veins, palpitations, boils, leprosy, etc.

    It enhances focus and grasping powers. Helps in gaining the financial and social stature in the society. Brings peace and harmony in relationships. Aids in winning over your enemies, legal matters, rivals or competitors. Also makes the mind sharp for any analytical and research works.  If stone gets suited to the wearer, it has the power to alleviate the sufferings caused by the KAAL SARP DOSH which is one of the Doshas occurring due to the Rahu. 


     How to choose a Hessonite?


     As I have mentioned in my previous blog-


    Apart from these the other characteristics that should be considered while choosing a Hessonite gemstone are:



  • The best Hessonite is unheated, untreated and naturally formed which gives the best astrological benefits to the native. 

  • The colour of the Hessonite is Honey coloured to deep Reddish-orange. Green, yellow, brown, pink, purple and grayish black varieties can also be seen. If the colour is too light or too dark then it might be a fake stone or of semi-precious variety. Its colour is due to rich amount of Iron and Manganese.

  • Practically 100% inclusion-free Hessonite is nonexistent. Some inclusions are expected such a honey coloured thread-like inclusions but should be very less for it to be the original one. As Hessonite won't have any significant inclusions at all.  

  • It should have a considerable amount of solidity and hardness. The MOHS scale of hardness for Hessonite is 6.5-8.5.

  • Its chemical composition is Calcium aluminium silicate.

  • Its refractive index is 1.780-1.889.

  • Its specific gravity is 3.1-4.3.

  • The best quality Hessonite comes from Sri-Lanka, Austria, Africa, India, France, Russia and various locations around Siberia and Brazil.

  • The average density is 3.65.

  • It should be at least 6 carats in weight so as to give prominent results. In general, it should be 1/10th of your body weight.

  • There should be uniformity of colour in the entire stone.

  • Should be devoid of any impurity, cracks, lines and blemishes.

  • Should be of required heaviness which marks its difference from the fake stone.


  • How to identify an original Hessonite?

    • Apart from the above-mention characteristics, one can check if given stone leaves colour on rubbing it. Original Hessonite will not leave colour on rubbing it off against any other material.
    • The colour of the original stone should not be too dark or vivid.
    • Keep the stones in your hand. If it starts feeling warm or hot, then it isn't the original one.
    • No significant inclusions will be there in original Hessonite. The scratches, cuts, blemishes, etc are seen in fake stones. 
    • If you are getting the Hessonite at a cheaper price, then it is 99% fake as natural and original hessonite are expensive. While the synthetic hessonite comes in 20% the lesser price, the fake one can be bought for 90-95% cheaper than the original one. So beware!
    • Last but not the Least, Seek professional help when in doubt and buy certified stones always.

    How to wear Hessonite?

    • Should Strictly be worn only after the consultation by the learned astrologer.
    • Should be worn on Saturday of waxing moon period (Shukla Paksha).
    • Should be worn in between the two hours before and after the sunrise.
    • The best metal to wear it in is Silver. Avoid wearing it in Gold or in Panchdhaatu (an alloy of 5 elements Gold, Silver, Iron, Zinc and Copper. Sometimes Tin or Lead can be used in place of Zinc).
    • The finger to wear it in is the Middle finger. Commonly it is worn in the right hand but which hand is preferred, you may check it out in my previous blog- 
    https://www.thehailphoenix.com/2020/03/astrology-and-gems-selection-criteria.html

    Rituals related to wearing a Hessonite.


    • You can make it as Oval or circular in shape as per the recommendation.
    • You can either wear it as a pendant, bracelet or a ring.
    • Preferably it is worn in as a ring and at least 6 carats in weight.
    • Dip it in a Panchamrit (a mixture of raw cow milk, cow fat i.e Ghee, honey or sugar, yoghurt and Gangajal i.e. Holy water) one night before the morning you wanna wear it.
    • In the morning, do your prayer rituals as you do in routine. Wash the ring with regular water and dip it in holy water just before wearing it.
    • Always seek blessings of Almighty and pray to them for the fulfilment of the purpose for which you are gonna wear the gemstone.
    • The "Beej Mantra- Ohm Bhraam Bhreem Bhraum Sah Rahvay Namah" or "Aum Ram Rahave Namah"  to be recited 108 times so as to activate the stone.
    • One should donate mustard oil, Black sesame seeds, Blanket, Blue coloured cloth and some sweets to the people. Offer Dakshina (money) according to one's capacity to the Brahmin or Priest at the temple. 
    • You should feed the poor and needy, especially on Saturdays. (This is the most pious thing and should be done anyways without any purpose or wanting anything in return. We should feed anything in any day we want but for this, Saturday is preferable).
    • Keep your stones clean.


    That is it for today's post guys! 


    Shall see you in the next post.


    Until then, 


    XOXO...



     

    Friday, August 28, 2020

    Emerald (Panna) - The Luscious and Beautiful Stone: Significance, Benefits, Facts and Wearing Rituals.


     
    Hey Guys! Hope you all are doing good.

    Today's post is about the beautiful Emerald stone also known as 'Panna' in Hindi. It is worn to maximize the good effects of the planet Mercury in one's natal chart. Hence, it truly gives the synergistic effect to the impact the planet Mercury provides in your horoscope.

    It is a green coloured gemstone, very precious and one of the widely used gemstones for enhancing one's success in business, jobs, creativity fields, intellectual pursuits and dealings in which communication and knowledge are key factors.

    It improves the communication skills and enhance one's confidence in public dealings. It imparts kindness, calmness and prosperity to the wearer. Renders success in business especially involving accounting, computing, finance, social media, communication, Public relations and travel related jobs as Mercury is the ever- wanderer planet.

    It also aids in improving speech problems such as stammering, or nervous issues such as poor motor skills and memory loss. It also gives confidence while performing in public such as singing, dancing or any sort of recreation. It helps in increasing self-esteem and cure anxiety related to stage-fear or dealing with group of people without being intimidated or feeling inferior. Thus it is the most popular choice of gemstones for the media people such writers, directors, actors, singers, etc. 


    How to choose an Emerald?

     As I have mentioned in my previous blog- 

    Apart from these the other characteristics that should be considered for emeralds are:



  • The best emerald is unheated, untreated and naturally occurring which gives the best astrological benefits to the native. 

  • The colour of the Emerald is Green mostly with the top qualities having lively green colour with fair amount of lustre and transparency. Emeralds with dark green colour with blackish or bluish hues are of low quality. 

  • Practically 100% inclusion-free Emerald is nonexistent. Some inclusions are expected but should be very less for it to be the original one. You know the more inclusions, the lesser transparency and lesser the price. Natural Inclusions in Emerald are of Thread-like in nature but it should not have any black or bluish spot, cracks or knots. Clarity of the Emerald is of very importance. Should have perfect symmetry. The popular cuts can be Rectangular-Step Cut or Oval.

  • It should have a considerable amount of solidity and hardness. The MOHS scale of hardness for Emerald is 7.5-8It's composed of mainly three minerals which are chromium, vanadium and iron which imparts it the beautiful intense colour.

  • Its refractive index is 1.570-1.585.

  • Its specific gravity is 2.72.

  • The best quality Emeralds come from Columbia, Zambia while Brazil and Zimbabwe also export good quality Emeralds. The  Columbian ones are majorly used in jewelleries while the Zambian category is what's being preferred for astrological purpose due to its hue and colour.

  • The average density is 2.70.

  • Birefringence is 0.0040- 0.0070.

  • Species of Emerald: Beryl species. It is Cyclosilicate.

  • It should be at least 1/10th of the body weight so as to give prominent results. In general, 6-7 ratti is ideal for astrological purpose.

  • There should be uniformity of colour and transparency in the entire stone.

  • Should be devoid of any impurity, cracks, lines, blemishes and bubbles.

  • Its lustre and radiance should be appreciated from the naked eye.

  • Should be of required heaviness which marks its difference from the fake stone.


  • How to identify an original Emerald?

    • Apart from the above-mention characteristics, one can check if given stone leaves colour or has residues on rubbing it. 
    • Only microscopic natural inclusions will be there in original Emerald and that would be very very less if any. The gas bubbles, scratches, cuts, blemishes, knots etc are seen in fake stones.
    • If you are getting the Emerald at a cheaper price, then it is 99% fake as natural and original ones are expensive. While the synthetic Emerald comes in 20% the lesser price, the fake one can be bought for 90-95% cheaper than the original one. So beware!
    • Emerald quality depends on the 4C's i.e. Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat weight. Emeralds which are bought by the experienced  graders are to be trusted than any other cheaper version. Finest quality of emeralds are even expensive than diamonds.
    • Last but not the Least, Seek professional help when in doubt and buy certified stones always.

    How to wear Emerald?
    • Should Strictly be worn only after the consultation by the learned astrologer.
    • Should be worn on Wednesday of waxing moon period (Shukla Paksha).
    • Should be worn in between the two hours before and after the sunrise.
    • The best metal to wear it in is Gold, Silver, Platinum or White Gold. Those who can't or don't want to imbibe it in can make it in Panchdhaatu (an alloy of 5 elements Gold, Silver, Iron, Zinc and Copper. Sometimes Tin or Lead can be used in place of Zinc).

    Rituals related to wearing a Emerald.

    • You can either wear it as a pendant, bracelet or a ring.
    • Preferably it is worn in as a ring.
    • Dip it in a Panchamrit (a mixture of raw cow milk, cow fat i.e Ghee, honey or sugar, yoghurt and Gangajal i.e. Holy water) one night before the morning you wanna wear it.
    • In the morning, do your prayer rituals as you do in routine. Wash the ring with regular water and dip it in holy water just before wearing it.
    • Always seek blessings of Almighty and pray to them for the fulfilment of the purpose for which you are gonna wear the gemstone.
    • The "Beej Mantra- Ohm Braam Breem Braum Sah Buddhaye Namah" or "Ohm Aim Bum Buddhaye Namah" to be recited 108 times so as to activate the stone. After wearing you should feed green-coloured sweets to the people around and donate green cloth to the needy. You may also donate some money to the needy or in temples for its welfare as your contribution (totally your choice).
    • You should feed the poor and needy, especially on Wednesday. (This is the most pious thing and should be done anyways without any purpose or wanting anything in return. We should feed anything in any day we want but for this, Wednesday is preferable).
    • Keep your stones clean.


    That is it for today's post guys! 


    Shall see you in the next post.


    Until then, 


    XOXO...







     

    Thursday, July 9, 2020

    The Pearl(Moti) - Pretty and Placid Gemstone: Significance, Benefits, Facts and Wearing Rituals.


    Hey everyone! Hope you are coming back to normalcy gradually and are safe wherever you are. Today's post is about the beautiful and pious pearl which works both as a piece of jewellery and an astrological gemstone. Pearl is worn for the Moon in Vedic astrology. It signifies factors that pertain to Moon. It is very famous and found in deep ocean beds. It is found to have a calming effect and healing properties. Strengthens the powers of Moon in your horoscope and render the wearer sense of calm, peace, the stability of thoughts, softness in one's approach, ease the temper, radiance in one's aura and neutralizes the mal effects of other planets to some extent (judged after a thorough analysis of birth chart). Increases memory and brainpower and brings fortune in general. It is also known to bring harmony in relationships. Other than these, can be worn to combat certain problems such as eye problems, throat issues, body fluids/blood-related troubles to an extent. 

    How to choose a Pearl?

     As I have mentioned in my previous blog- 

    Apart from these the other characteristics that should be considered while choosing a Pearl gemstone are:



  • The best pearl is unheated, untreated and naturally occurring, composed of calcium carbonate formed by oysters which gives the best astrological benefits to the native. 

  • The colour of the Pearl is white, pink, silver, cream, golden, green, blue and black sometimes. 

  • Practically 100% inclusion-free Pearl is nonexistent. Some inclusions are expected but should be very less for it to be the original one. Natural pearls are the most flawless pearls. Has much purity and light scattering effect. 

  • It should have a considerable amount of solidity and hardness. The MOHS scale of hardness for Pearl is 2.5-4.5.

  • Its chemical composition is Calcium carbonate i.e. CaCO3.

  • Its specific gravity is 2.60-2.85.

  • The best quality Pearl comes from India, Venezuela and the Persian Gulf.

  • The average density is 2.7.

  • It should be at least 4-6 carats or 7-8 Ratti (1200-1400mg) in weight so as to give prominent results. In general, it should be 1/10th of your body weight.

  • There should be uniformity of colour and in the entire stone.

  • Should be devoid of any impurity, cracks, lines, blemishes and bubbles.

  • Its lustre and radiance should be appreciated from the naked eye.

  • Should be of required heaviness which marks its difference from the fake stone.


  • How to identify an original Pearl?

    • Apart from the above-mention characteristics, one can check if given stone leaves colour on rubbing it. Original Pearl will not leave colour on rubbing it off against any other material.
    • Only microscopic natural inclusions will be there in original Pearl. The scratches, cuts, blemishes, etc are seen in fake stones.
    • The natural pearl, in majority cases, would be of irregular shape. The perfect round or oval pearl is rare to find.
    • If you are getting the Pearl at a cheaper price, then it is 99% fake as natural and original ones are expensive. While the synthetic Pearl comes in 20% the lesser price, the fake one can be bought for 90-95% cheaper than the original one. So beware!
    • The original pearl has dep lustre and reflects the nearby objects with its radiance and lustre.
    • Last but not the Least, Seek professional help when in doubt and buy certified stones always.

    How to wear Pearl?

    • Should Strictly be worn only after the consultation by the learned astrologer.
    • Should be worn on Monday of waxing moon period (Shukla Paksha).
    • Should be worn in between the two hours before and after the sunrise.
    • The best metal to wear it in is Silver, Platinum or White Gold. Those who can't or don't want to imbibe it in can make it in Panchdhaatu (an alloy of 5 elements Gold, Silver, Iron, Zinc and Copper. Sometimes Tin or Lead can be used in place of Zinc).
    • The finger to wear it in is the Little finger. Commonly it is worn in the right hand but which hand is preferred, you may check it out in my previous blog- 
    https://www.thehailphoenix.com/2020/03/astrology-and-gems-selection-criteria.html

    Rituals related to wearing a Pearl.


    • You can either wear it as a pendant, bracelet or a ring.
    • Preferably it is worn in as a ring.
    • Dip it in a Panchamrit (a mixture of raw cow milk, cow fat i.e Ghee, honey or sugar, yoghurt and Gangajal i.e. Holy water) one night before the morning you wanna wear it.
    • In the morning, do your prayer rituals as you do in routine. Wash the ring with regular water and dip it in holy water just before wearing it.
    • Always seek blessings of Almighty and pray to them for the fulfilment of the purpose for which you are gonna wear the gemstone.
    • The "Beej Mantra- Ohm Shraam Shreem Shraum Sah Chandraya Namah" or Ohm Som Somaya Namah" to be recited 108 times so as to activate the stone.
    • You should feed the poor and needy with white sweets, especially on Mondays. (This is the most pious thing and should be done anyways without any purpose or wanting anything in return. We should feed anything in any day we want but for this, Monday is preferable).
    • Keep your stones clean.


    That is it for today's post guys! 


    Shall see you in the next post.


    Until then, 


    XOXO...