DIAMOND & WHITE SAPPHIRE – GEMSTONES OF VENUS
The Planet Venus
Venus is a benefic planet by nature and is also considered to be a teacher. Venus is the planet governing sensuality and is the embodiment of love. All attributes of love, romance, beauty, sensuality, sexual pleasures and passion are under the rule of Venus.
The Sanskrit name for Venus is “Shukra”, which in one instance, means “semen”, making Venus the presiding deity of semen. Shukra is the son of the great sage, seer and astrologer “Bhrigu”, who taught his son all spiritual sciences and the Vedic scriptures.
Venus is also very important in determining wealth and conjugal relationships. It represents marriage and the ability to gain a good wife. The comforts of having luxuries, a comfortable home, quality cars, furniture, and paraphernalia are also under Venus’ control. Like Jupiter, Venus also gives wealth and material prosperity, but Venus often concentrates on the material rather than the spiritual attributes, unless the subject has the ability to utilize its “higher” aspects.
Venus is connected to the chanting of mantras, Tantra, hypnotism, alchemy and the medical arts. Venus rules artists, actors, musicians, dancers and poets. Those that make a living dealing in the sensual things available on earth also usually have a strong, or prominent Venus in their horoscopes.
In the physical body it rules the reproductive system, kidneys, eyes, cheeks, chin and throat. In nature it especially rules over flowers, jewels and tropical places.
Venus is lord of the signs Taurus and Libra.
It is exalted in Pisces, and debilitated in Virgo. Nakshatras ruled by Venus are Bharani, Purvaphalguni and Purvashadha. Friends are Mercury and Saturn, Sun and Moon are enemies and Mars and Jupiter are neutral, although Venus is inimical towards Jupiter.
When Venus is strong in the chart, subjects may be loving and charismatic, able to infuse others with a sense of happiness and well-being. It brings wealth, comforts and a beautiful face and body. It makes for mutual attraction to the opposite sex. Venus may bestow a gentle and tender nature, having great consideration for others around them. It gives an affinity for fine jewelry, beautiful clothes, ornaments and perfumes. Those with a prominent Venus will usually enjoy both rich and flavorful foods and have a love for the fine arts. They may have the inspiration necessary to become artists, musicians, or poets. Hopefully they may also be seekers of truth and the knowledge of little known, or secret, sciences. Qualities of expression, appreciation and affection are apparent in those with a well-positioned Venus.
Diamond / White Sapphire
Diamond or white sapphire is the gemstone recommended to strengthen the cosmic rays of Venus. It increases artistic and creative abilities. It can also lead toward love and devotion in relationships. It may also increase passion and sexual desires, especially in women and can be good for marriage.
Physically, it can strengthen the reproductive system, and is said to aid in the treatment of chronic diseases. Diamonds also increase affinities for a luxurious and indulgent lifestyle. Anyone already living such a life should be careful not to increase this energy too much, for overindulgence can be a cause of disease and dissatisfaction.
Individuals should be careful of wearing a diamond that has any discoloration, dark flaws, or fractures of any type. If a diamond with such imperfections is worn it will cause havoc in a person’s life, rather than the beneficial influences being sought. It is much better to obtain a colorless sapphire to enhance the positive energies of Venus. They are affordable and give good effect. Diamonds should weigh at least 1 carat, but 1.5 to 2 is better. White sapphire should be at least 2-3 carats.
Instructions for Installation of Diamond or White Sapphire
It is advisable to set the gem in a mounting (ring or pendant) that must have an open back, so that the stone comes into direct contact with the skin. It is best worn on the middle or small fingers of either hand. For more empowerment the following short ritual may be performed on a Friday, at Sunrise during the waxing moon:
- Rinse ring/pendant in water
- Rinse in cow’s milk
- Rinse again with water
- Place on home altar/shrine (or a sacred place in the home) before a picture of Shukracarya (the presiding deity of Venus) or a Venus Yantra
- Light incense
- Meditate on desired benefits
- Chant mantra and repeat 108 times: “Om Shum Shukraya Namah Om”
- Place ring on middle, smallest, or ring finger of either hand, or if pendant on chain around neck.
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