Aum ram ravahe namah
Hessonite Quartz, or Orange Zircon
Rafael Santi "Lady with a Unicorn" c. 1505
|Regional names for Rahu-Ratna||
BP Lama opinion:
materially successful in sthana 3-6-10-11. Bhava 3 and 6 = swabhava of
Budha; Shani is the natural regulator of bhava 10 and 11.
The fearless Naga King gives best results in the upachaya sthana = the natural domains of Professor Budha and Professor Shani which "improve with Time".
Rahu's best bhava is usually Ripu Bhava, where Rahu can utilize conditions of poverty, disease, and crime to personal advantage.
Rahu-influenced Public Figures known to have performed Socially Beneficial actions * although with Rahu these beneficial actions tend to have a Mixed Effect * Rahu = mixed
swabhava of Mangala:
Rahu in bhava-1 embodies a new lifestyle, breaks outdated taboo restrictions
swabhava of Budha:
Rahu in bhava-3 delivers a message, urgently publishes
swabhava of Shani
Rahu in bhava-10 generally indicates a desire for institutional governance power. Rahu-ratna may be supportive during Rahu periods.
When Rahu occupies 3-6-10-11, Gomedha can be worn during Rahu Mahadasha
If Rahu occupies any other bhava, no matter how good Rahu's lord, it is recommended to wear the gemstone of Rahu's lord (when possible) but not Gomedha.
Vocabulary for Gomedha ratna
Zircon Crystal Model from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zircon
"Gomedha" is usually translated to mean "cow urine", since the color of the crystal for Rahu is supposed to resemble the color of the urine of the sacred kine.
The distinction is important in developing an understanding of the sacrificial transformative powers of Rahu-Ketu.
Normally, kamakaraka Rahu's hungry desire impulse tends to torture a person. One finds that ambitious craving for a certain entitlement rather permanently exceeds the ability to retain it. Rahu wants more and more. The more He obtains, the less He perceives Himself to retain.
The chalakaraka is never satisfied since His nature is forever striving, knocked back when His fraudulence is discovered, then coiled up waiting for His next opportunity (11), then attempt again with renewed desire. And so it goes for the Naga King.
However, Rahu is said to be able to materialize tangible results when He resides in bhava-3, bhava-6, bhava-10 and bhava-11. Not necessarily to be satisfied with these results on any sort of a permanent basis, but rather to be capable of sustaining the hunger desire despite setbacks, and to improve His entitlement strategy over time (upachaya style).
Gomedha may be prescribed for Rahu the Rakshasa in 3-6-10-11, IF:
Even so, think twice about wearing a Gomedha or a Vaidurya, since these psychic amplifiers can generate considerable discontent.
High Caution always applies with Rahu the Rogue!
Boyhood portrait of King of England 1509-1547 Henry VIII Tudor, born 1491. Note the chain of Baltic Amber = Rahu-ratna.
The client should be advised that:
If the ephemeral nature of Rahu the Schemer's accomplishments is understood, Hessonite Garnet set in Gold may be prescribed as an instrument of:
Dr. G. S. Kapoor. (1994). Gems and Astrology . Ranjan Publications, New Delhi. p. 83:
"Wearing of an unblemished Gomedha ensures the native safety and protection from deadliest of the enemies.
A blemished gem stone proves very harmful to the wearer.
The one of red colour is injurious to health
and that with the mixture of mica destroys wealth. "
|Dr. G. S. Kapoor. (1994). Gems and Astrology . Ranjan Publications, New Delhi. p. 121:||
"The Gomedha should be worn in the middle finger or little finger in a ring of Ashta Dhatu
Aum ram ravahe namah
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.
According to Dr. G.S. Kapoor (1994, p 91)
An assortment of opinions about Rahu-Ketu, their results and their associations:
from ~~ Dr. G. S. Kapoor. (1994). Gems and Astrology . Ranjan Publications, New Delhi. p. 118-120:
Rahu and Ketu are shadowy planets and are not lords of any signs of the zodiac.
[according to R-K lord]
According to Dr. B. V. Raman (vide 'Hindu Predictive Astrology'), "Rahu and Ketu are aprakash Graha or lustreless planets and they give the results of the lords of the houses they occupy". Therefore, if Rahu or Ketu occupies a house the lord of which is an auspicious planet in a birth chart and is well placed in it, Rahu or Ketu will give good results of that planet.In such circumstances it will be beneficial for the native to wear a Gomedha for Rahu or Cat's Eye for Ketu in their major and sub-j and sub-periods.
[according to house 3-6-11]
In spite of the fact that Rahu and Ketu do not own any signs, they have been treated as full-fledged planets by almost all of our ancient authorities (except Varaha Mihir) and they have held that Rahu and Ketu act differently in different houses of the horoscopes.
According to Phaladeepika, Rahu and Ketu being first class malefics give adverse effects in all houses except the 3rd, 6th and 11th houses.
The favourable effects in these three houses have been described as: Rahu in the 3rd, 6th and 11th makes the native honoured, wealthy and long-lived.
In view of the circumstances explained above Gomedha for Rahu and Cat's Eye for Ketu should be worn in the major period and concerned planet if either of them is posited in the 3rd, the 6th or the 11th house in a birth chart.
According to Brihat Parashara Hora (translation by Pt. Sita Ram Jha) Rahu is exalted in Taurus and Ketu is exalted in Scorpionis.
According to Laghu Parashariand Uttara Kalamrit, Rahu and Ketu function as Yogakarakas in a birth chart [...]
[Laghu Parashari] According to Dewan Ram Chandra, the famous and learned translator and comment commentator of 'Laghu Parashari', this sloka should be [understood to mean]:
It will be very beneficial to It will be very beneficial to wear Gomedha for Rahn and Cat's Eye for Ketu in their major and sub-periods if they become Yogakaraka planets in the circumstances explained above.
recommended information resource:
Example of a nativity that would benefit from wearing Rahu-ratna
during the mahadasha of Rahu in her advanced age 104-132:
Q: In the kundali I have the Raghula in rashi of Ravi in the karmasthana. Some astrologers have recommended a large
gomedha to advance my career. It is true that I am interested in
politics and I have longtime feeling to help the lowest peoples in some
Along with Rahu are Guru, Shani, and Chandra all in the house of karma. According to you, this is the house of leadership and social responsibilities. It seems like Rahu can make problems for me, through association with the lower persons. As you might guess my mother has some mental illness.
What do you think about a Gomedha for me?
Rahu can produce good results in upachaya bhava 3, 6, 10, or 11
For the Vrischika lagna nativity, Gomedha is recommended *optionally* during the Rahu mahadasha and the Guru mahadasha. However, Gomedha must be chosen consciously
If you choose to wear the Gomedha, remove gomedha during mahadasha of Shani and Mahadasha of Budha. Gomedha can however be worn during Mahadasha of Ketu.
If you choose to wear the gomedha, remove all other gems and concentrate only on the gomedha s signal which supports the agency of dramatic unconventional charismatic actions in leadership and social regulatory placements.
Gomedha is only for the adventurous and only for those who fundamentally embrace a lifestyle of challenge to the social order and personal risk.
Gomedha can help to publicize (10) your political ambitions (Rahu) as a champion of the downtrodden and ostracized classes. However gomedha can also bring emotional instability (eclipse of Moon).
For you with Chandra yuti Rahu, there is lifetime emotional volatility caused by strong ambitions. You could choose to amplify the ambitions for material results or you could choose not to amplify in order to optimize Chandra's natural ability to produce rhythmic calmness in life. (For Chandra's natural calming purpose, the Pearl is more helpful).
Ruby = manika = for strengthening L-10 Surya will indirectly fortify Rahu as well.
Wishing you all best success in this Earthly life,
BP Lama, Jyotisha
I have Rahu in satkona which according to you is (or can be) a good placement. Should I wear a Gomedha?
Gomedha can be worn to support ambitious ministries of service when Rahu occupies bhava-6.
Flawless Vedic Gomedha hessonite garnet for Rahu = supports Rahu-6 in exotic, risky undertakings such as unconventional medications or chemical pollutants, or social service work with marginalized or stigmatized persons.
Your Rahu mahadasha occurs during age 81-99. At that dignified age, you may be able to engage in irregular social behaviors (such as affiliation with marginalized peoples or diseases) in order to do good in this world.
If you are inclined toward compassionate service with a victim population, Rahu-6 can be a good placement.
However, all diamond, emerald, and blue sapphire must be removed during the time of wearing the hessonite quartz Gomedha.
I have contacted Bill Kent in regards to the hessonite who suggested that Saturday is the appropriate time to set the gem in the pendant.
In your report you recommended it to be worn on Wednesday, however based on my research it would seem that Saturday is the appropriate day.
Hessonite quartz or Orange Zircon (Gomedha) for Rahu
According to Dr. G.S. Kapoor in "Gems and Astrology" Ranjan Pub., Delhi. 1994, p 121:
Confusing isn't it: Wednesday or Saturday?
if Rahu occupies swabhava of Budha (3 or 6) apply Gomedha on a Wednesday (budhabaar).
if Rahu occupies swabhava of Shani (10 or 11) apply Gomedha on a Saturday (sanibaar).
Some other variations include:
108 repetitions of the Rahu mantra vs 18 initiating repetitions
Rahu-Ketu are relatively "new" in the historic Jyotisha literary tradition.
Most commentators subscribe to the tradition of Rahu-Shani = co-rulers of Kumbha rashi. These authorities liken Rahu to Shani.
However some traditions ascribe Budha's traits to Rahu. Budha and Rahu have some similarities, for example both share animosity to Chandra.
In agreement with master Jyotisha gemologist Bill Kent, traditional application of Gomedha = Saturday. A Saturday initiation of Rahu's entry into the psychic network is in keeping with the mainstream understanding of Rahu's effects best resembling Shani which is very consistent with Shani yuti Rahu as co-rulers of Kumbha. Thus Rahu-ratna can always be set and applied on Shani's day. But IMO Wednesday is OK too for Rahu in bhava-3 or Rahu in bhava-6.
Wishing you best success in Jyotisha studies,
Barbara Pijan Lama, Jyotisha
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