see also Ratn
Ruby. Chunnee. Red Spinel. Lalree. Maanik or Maanikya.
"The Sun manifests his brilliance in a ruby although it is a gem."
[Shree Brahm Sanhitaa : 5.49]
It is one of the nine
gems or precious stones. The nine gems are (1) Heeraa - Diamond;
(2) Pannaa - Emerald; (3) Lal (Ruby), (4) Motee (Moonstone or Pearl), (5) Moongaa - Coral; (6) Neelam - Sapphire,
Indraneel, Neelmani; (7) Pukharaaj (Yellow Sapphire), (8) Vaidoorya Mani; (9)
Gomed - all are called Mani or Ratn. The ruby is found in
a variety of crimson and scarlet red colors ranging from pink to a deep
ruddy violet color. The gemstone is solid and possesses high specific
gravity. The red tint in ruby comes from a light combination of iron and
chromium. The finest quality ruby has a delicate red color. Some
qualities of a Good Ruby are -
2. Uniform Color, 3. brilliance,
In the Nava
Graha system of Planetary Gemology, Ruby is the Gemstone that is used to
enhance the powers of the Sun. The Sun is the vital life force and
represents the Soul of the Kaal Purush. An individual whose Sun is well
placed in the birth chart can never be unsuccessful. He will always be in
limelight whether as a Union Leader or a statesman. Ruby is not Suitable
for everyone. Here are given the conditions for the suitability of Ruby
for the 12 ascendants from Aries to Pieces.
Sun becomes the 5th Lord and hence is very auspicious. The Sun placed in
the Ascendant in Exaltation or 5th House in own sign gives miraculous
effects. In such cases wearing Ruby will bring in Special benefits
especially if one is in Government service. Sun will also give good
results in 6th House, 11th House and the 3rd House. Individuals with such
placement should go ahead and wear a Ruby. Individuals with Sun in 11th
house in Aries ascendant should tie the Ruby on the arm for trial and only
after that they should wear the Ruby.
The Sun is not an auspicious planet for the Taurus ascendant. Even if it
is in Exaltation in the 12th House it will not give benefits as may be
expected. Secondly it is the enemy of the Ascendant Lord Venus. Ruby
should be avoided by Taurus ascendant individuals unless the Sun occupies
a favorable position from the Lunar ascendant.
Ruby should be considered for a Gemini Ascendant if the Sun is placed in
the 3rd house or the 11th house and the Sun's Mahadasa or the Sub-period
is running for the individual. Also special notice should be given to the
Sun-Mercury conjunction - Budh-Aditya Yog. If the Budh-Aditya Yog is
occurring in the ascendant, or 3rd House, or 4th house and or in the 11th
House then both emerald and Ruby be worn by the individual for special benefits.
In Cancer ascendant the Sun becomes the wealth-controlling planet. The
best position for Soorya in this ascendant would be in the 10th house. If
such a combination is occurring in the chart then Ruby should be worn. The
Sun's placement in the 9th House, or 5th House will also be conducive for
wearing a Ruby.
Sun becomes the ascendant Lord and hence is very auspicious. Sun placed in
the Ascendant, 9th house, 5th house and 11th house will bring good
benefits if a Ruby is worn. Individuals who are having the placement of
Sun as described earlier should wear a Ruby for life. Placement of the Sun
in the 3rd and the 6th house should be considered only during major period
and sub periods.
Individuals with Virgo ascendant should never try a Ruby except under he
guidance of a competent Astrologer. The Sun here becomes the Lord of the
12th house and the Sign of Exaltation is occurring in the 8th house.
Although a Vipareeta Raja Yoga is caused still Ruby should be avoided.
Whatever results the Sun has to give due to its exaltation it will give
itself. There is no need to increase its power by wearing a Ruby.
Libra Ascendant individuals should first see the position of Saturn and
Venus. If these two are not well placed, only then Sun's position be
analyzed for the purpose of Gemstone wearing. Also If the Sun's major
period (Mahaa-Dashaa) is running then Ruby can be considered. Sun in the
11th House, 2nd House and 7th House can be considered.
Sun is an auspicious planet for Scorpio Ascendant. It owns the 10th
quadrant of Profession and is the friend of the Ascendant Lord.
Individuals whose Sun is placed in the 10th House, or 5th House, or 9th
House, or 6th House should wear a Ruby.
Sun becomes a auspicious planet for this auspicious ascendant ruled by
Devguru Brihaspati. Individuals who are having the Sun in the 5th House,
or 9th House or the ascendant, should wear a Ruby for life. The Sun's
placement in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th and 10th Houses should only be considered
during Sun period. The Sun's placement in the 6th, 8th and 11th Houses
should be avoided completely.
The Sun's gemstones should be completely avoided. Firstly it owns the 8th
House of losses and accidents and secondly it is the enemy of the
Ascendant Lord. The Sun Saturn enmity is legendary. The Sun is best
pacified here by giving Arghya or by Soorya Namaskar. The Sun's placement
in 4th, 3rd House can be considered for those who have interest in Occult,
alternative medicine, Hatha Yoga or Teevra Sadhanas.
During the Sun Mahaa-Dashaa Ruby be considered only when Sun is placed in
3rd, 7th, 10th or 11th House. First see the position of Venus.
Ruby should be considered if Sun is placed in its own sign in the 6th
House or in the second house of wealth in exaltation. In rest of the
positions it is not necessary to wear a Ruby.
When to wear a Ruby:
Ruby should be worn on a Sunday in Pushya Nakshatra. Other constellations
auspicious for wearing a Ruby are Krittikaa, U-Phaalgunee and U-Aashaadhaa.
The Ruby should be worn in Gold or copper in the ring finger after Praan
Pratishthaa as the Sun line is found on the mount of Sun located just
below the ring finger on the palm. If due to some reason these
constellations are not available and it is important to wear the Ruby then
use any Shukla Paksha Sunday and wear it in the Hora of the Sun.
Caution: Those who wear ruby should not wear a Blue Sapphire, or Diamond, or
Gomedh along with it.
The Ruby is a very auspicious Stone and if it suits an individual it gives
special position in life. The individual always shines like the divine
Soorya himself. It is an excellent stone for Government workers, Leaders
and Statesmen, Contractors and Healers. The individual is blessed with
good health, eyesight, blood circulation and a Glowing complexion.
Those individuals in whose chart Sun is not well placed and is giving bad
results in the Mahaa-Dashaa or the Antar-Dashaa should donate wheat on
Sundays, perform Soorya Namaskaar, Chant the Soorya Gaayatri Mantra,
Recite sage Agastya's Aaditya Hridya Stotra and give Arghya to the Sun
God. This will ensure peace and prosperity.
The potency of a high-quality ruby is such that even an ignorant person
living a sinful life and surrounded by deadly enemies is saved by wearing
such a gem. Anyone wearing such a naturally effulgent ruby would be freed
from diseases caused by any imbalance of the bodily functions.
A ruby, although genuine, should not be worn if it has strong color
banding, excessive inclusions within like numerous internal cracks, a
sandy appearance, a rough surface, or is dull and lusterless. Anyone using
such a flawed ruby, even by ignorance, will suffer from disease, or loss