Om Grinih Suryaya Namah
Surya-ratna * Manika
Ruby * red corundum
Jewels for Earth's Sun
when the gem has no effect, Seva will help
Van Eyck - Ghent altarpiece "God Almighty" panel; c. 1432-CE
Names for the Ravi-ratna:
Mani = "rises up" cognates = Latin monile; German mane, Mahne; English (lion-horse) mane
Jyotisha viewpoint = ruby strengthens Surya's gifts of confidence, creativity, and ability to channel Divine Intelligence.
Because psycho-emotional conditions form the precursor to physical conditions, on the material plane the Surya-ratna may help to alleviate some discomforts related to lack of faith:
|In addition to remedial ratna or in most cases as a more affordable and equally useful substitute, activities and practices which can increase awareness of Surya's energetic patterns which are ever-present in daily life.||
During Vimshottari periods of Surya, |
Prefer bright radiant-red clothing and golden ornaments and sowing of flowers producing bright red blooms will have a remedial effect.
Choose to eat red-colored vegetables and legumes
Donations of red and gold ceremonial textiles to qualified places of worship can be highly meritorious.
Charitable service (seva) may be offered on behalf of those who engaged in political, creative, entertaining gaming-gambling, or artistic performance behaviors such as dramatists, political activists, games-players, children of all kinds, poets, romantics, literary creatives, and similar idealistic types. Creativity coaching for brilliant youth may be a wonderful expression of Surya's self-directed heroism if one enjoys working with adolescents.
Seva is often more effective than a ruby gemstone
Also, during periods of Surya, the publication of center-stage, theatrical, game-winning, celebrity imagery such as advertising for youth theatre performance or political events will have a spiritually uplifting effect
Communication with the elemental kingdom, particularly with the spirit of the three flames (solar rays, atmospheric lightning, and earth-fire) may be deeply satisfying and serve to raise conscious awareness of the presence of Professor Surya. Meditate also to be in communication with Surya's antecedents such as Sirius, Antares, and Betelgeuse.
Suitability of Manika * Ruby
|Metal Setting for Manika * Ruby|| |
Uparatna = Secondary Gemstone for Manika * Ruby
Surya uparatna red garnet
|When Ruby is not recommended, Surya- targeted Seva can correct imbalance-seeking-a-remedy of Ravi|| For certain lagna, Surya is not eligible for improvement via remedial ratna.
Lagna for which Ruby is generally not recommended (albeit there are some exceptions) include:
For these lagna, instead of remedial ratna, remedial Seva is recommended. During Surya periods, undertake meritorious Seva to benefit fathers (Surya) and men of fathering age, most adult males except the very elderly (Shani).
Surya-targeted Seva involves providing illumination through brighter eyesight -- for example, donating to charities that support eye health.
Surya-Seva may also be offered via helping others to exercise their political rights -- for example, helping citizens to establish their credentials (Surya, credibility) to express their political will (Surya) by voting in organized elections.
Surya-targeted Service can take many brilliant forms, including:
... all of these are Surya-splendid forms of Seva that can be much more remedially effective than any gem.
B.V. Raman, Three Hundred Important Combinations (10th ed., Delhi, 1991, 1947)."Malefics, Benefics, and Neutrals " p. 5":
He is benefic as ruler of 1, 4, 7, 10, 5 and 9
He is neutral as ruler of 2, 12 and 8
He is malefic as ruler of 3, 6 and 11,
"At 23.10 carats, the Carmen Licia Ruby is the largest faceted ruby in the National Gem Collection and one of the finest large, faceted Burmese rubies known. This natural ruby possesses a combination of outstanding characteristics."
From the Smithsonian Gem Gallery
Corundum is a crystalline form of aluminium oxide (Al2O3) with traces of iron, titanium and chromium
Natural Corundum colors include
from Dr. G.S. Kapoor. (1994). Gems and Astrology. Ranjan Publications, New Delhi. p. 78:
"Ruby has also four castes or classes.
One who wears a Ruby which is unblemished, that is,
which is smooth in touch, clean, of good color and water, has lustre, brilliance and radiance,
A blemished and defective Ruby brings many troubles for the wearer.
If it is dusty in colour
If there are white, black or honey coloured sprinklings on the stone,
If there is a depression on the stone,
If the stone is full of flaws of many kinds it may bring death
It is also believed that if the stone loses its colour,
It regains its color when the trouble is averted or is over.
It is also said that Ruby fades in colour
Dr. G.S. Kapoor. (1994). Gems and Astrology. Ranjan Publications, New Delhi. p. 90-91:
"Ruby is the gem stone ruled by Sun.
Therefore, if in a birth chart, Sun rules an auspicious house, it will be useful for the native to wear Ruby.
Ruby should also be worn if an auspicious Sun is afflicted or is not well placed in the birth chart....
It should be got set
It is very important for all gem stones that before wearing them they should be kept immersed for sometime in unboiled milk or Ganges water.
Afterwards the stones should be worshipped with flowers and incense, and the Mantras of the planets should be recited 108 times.
Om Grinih Suryaya Namah.
The ring should be worn in the ring (third) finger.
The Ruby is a very expensive gem stone.
It should, however, be noted that
For all remedial gemstones, be sure to cleanse the stone energetically with extreme attention to proper mantra.
Flawless gems are expensive and hard to find. Use only a trusted Vedic-trained gemologist. It might be easiest to start with single gem and combine them as your finances allow.
|Subject: Question : Debilitated Surya |
I recently came across your website and found your articles to be
extremely informative. Although I am not quite well-versed in
Jyotisha, I enjoy browsing your articles.
I have a question. In your article on Surya-Vanika, you say that
Surya is not good in Thula but if it is rescued by neechabhanga, then
it will not give negative effects. But in your article on debilitated
planets, you say that a debilitated planet has nil rays.
So would it
be advisable for a person with neechabhanga Surya-Vanika to wear a
ruby gemstone to increase confidence, alleviate heart troubles and
Thanks for your note about manika-ratna for nichha-Surya. From knowing only one graha in the nativity, it is not possible to prescribe a remedial ratna .
Ratna prescription must be based upon an assessment of the entire kundali, with consideration of the radical lagna, the chandra lagna, and the vimshottari dasha.
For example, when Simha governs the radical lagna, it could be recommended (depending on the current mahadasha) to apply a flawless ruby in order to strengthen the personality confidence and improve business management skills.
By contrast, when Meena rules the radical lagna, Surya-Thula becomes the ripu-pathi lord of 6, whose low self-confidence may produce jealousy and frustration. Despite the fact that Surya-Thula-8 would create a viparita harsha yoga in that case, a ruby to amplify the narrative of Surya should not be prescribed because a ruby would amplify Surya's narrative of jealousy and frustration.
However in that particular case, an exception may be considered for those in health-care professions and others working in conscious Seva.
Those who serve the suffering do not themselves suffer unduly, and thus those who serve the jealous or who serve the frustrated in professions of medicine, or law, or military, or religious counseling et-cetera may be eligible to wear a flawless Ruby set in gold.
I hope this small example helps to clarify why a ratna prescription must be based on assessment of the complete nativity.
Wishing you every happiness in life and success in your Jyotisha studies,
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