Gem stones are beautiful and can be very useful as they have energetic properties that can influence the human physical body and energetic field. The use of gemstones have been related to astrology since ancient times, each planet is associated with some particular stones that can influence its energy for better or for worse.

Selecting a gemstone to wear can be a delicate job that requires the astrologer to study the native’s birth chart well before recommending it.  Wearing a gemstone of a planet can strengthen it to an extent, but if that planet rules a difficult house in your chart it can increase the negative results indicated by that planet, it is like strengthening one’s enemy, hence it is a delicate job and one should treat it with care.

The easiest and safest way to select a gemstone is to wear the gemstone of the ascendant ruler, not your Sun sign! Find out what your ascendant is “also known as the rising sign” and wear the stone of the planet that rulers it based on the considerations below.

Aries and Scorpio ascendants:

Ruler: Mars

Gemstone: Red Coral, Carnelian, Red Jasper

Metal: Silver, Copper or Gold

Hand: Right

Finger: Index or Ring

 

Taurus and Libra ascendants:

Ruler: Venus

Gemstones: Diamond, White Sapphire, Clear Quartz

Metal: White Gold or Silver

Hand: Left

Finger: Middle or little

 

Gemini and Virgo ascendants:

Ruler: Mercury

Gemstones: Emerald, Peridot

Metal: Gold or Silver

Hand: Either

Finger: Little

 

Cancer ascendant:

Ruler: Moon

Gemstone: Pearl, Moon Stone

Metal: Silver, White Gold

Hand: Left

Finger: Ring or Index

 

Leo ascendant:

Ruler: Sun

Gemstone: Ruby, Garnet

Metal: Gold or Silver

Hand: Right

Finger: Ring

 

Sagittarius and Pisces ascendants:

Ruler: Jupiter

Gemstone: Yellow Sapphire, Citrine, Yellow Topaz

Metal: Gold

Hand: Right

Finger: Index

 

Capricorn and Aquarius ascendants:

Ruler: Saturn

Gemstones: Blue Sapphire, Amethyst

Metal: Gold or Silver

Hand: Either

Finger: Middle

 

Other things you need to know:

– The gemstone should be of a high quality, clear and void of impurities.

– The gemstone of the ascendant ruler can be worn throughout life.

– Wearing the gemstone of the ascendant ruler is protective, and has a supportive influence on the body, vitality and all life’s issues in general.

– The gemstone should make you feel good when you see it or wear it, that is how you know it is yours!

– A more expensive gemstone is NOT a more powerful gemstone, both are equally effective.

– The gemstone should be in contact with the skin, meaning: there should be no metal separating the stone from the skin, the metal should only surround the stone and not cover it from below.