The divine science of Vedic Astrology has the ability to show us trends in life and can tell us in advance when there will be favorable or unfavorable times. The natal chart tells us the periods and the types of suffering we are likely to face from birth. These problems in life are caused by weak planets and/or afflictions to these planets that rule various aspects of our lives. To help overcome the problems associated with these planets, we can suggest appropriate propitiatory and strengthening astrological remedies.
In the Vedic tradition, the royalty of India all had an Ayurvedic Physician, Astrologer, and Western Physician in their ‘court.’ The newborns were given their supportive gemstones at birth, and the remedies and strengthening agents were applied throughout life. The remedies of Systems’ Approach Vedic Astrology have proven themselves to one after another and now magnificent numbers of people have seen benefits in their lives.
Based on each horoscope there are a list of favorable planets and unfavorable planets. The favorable planets are “the tires on your bus of life” They want to provide the best results for you in life. If they are strong in degrees, well placed, and free from affliction they will provide the best support in the areas of your life that they rule. If they are weak in degrees, poorly placed, or afflicted they will not be able to provide us full support. Fortunately, you can now strengthen any and all of these planets, to provide better support for you.
As Functional Benefic planets, you can safely and effectively strengthen them by wearing and/or surrounding yourself with the vibration of the planet(s) you wish to strengthen. The two most traditional and effective ways include gemstone and color therapy. These both carry strong vibrations, associated with particular planets. You can also strengthen the planets through the mystical pendant known as the Kavach.
For the functional malefic planets that can cause adverse effects in our lives, we want to reduce their impact through the regular practice of spiritual practices and offering propitiatory (peace making) charities concerning these planets.
Below is more information regarding how to strengthen benefic planets and propitiate/honor malefic planets with reference to your Vedic astrology rising sign, (not Sun or Moon sign).
Try replacing some of the items in the list with items that are the favorable colors for your chart.
Clothing, bed sheets and blankets, home decor, drinking glasses, sunglasses, and vehicles. You can even put up tinted cellophane over a window in your home to let the colored light through. Get creative!
COLORS: Orange and Pink
GEMSTONES: Ruby/Red Spinel/Rhodolite Garnet
BENEFICIAL FOR: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius
UNFAVORABLE FOR: Virgo, Capricorn, Pisces
BENEFICIAL FOR: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces
UNFAVORABLE FOR: Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius
COLORS: Burning red
GEMSTONES: Red Coral
BENEFICIAL FOR: Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
UNFAVORABLE FOR: Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio
COLORS: Dark green
GEMSTONES: Emerald/Green Tourmaline/Green Peridot
BENEFICIAL FOR: Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Pisces
UNFAVORABLE FOR: Aries, Libra, Aquarius
COLORS: Yellow and Bright Green
GEMSTONES: Yellow Sapphire/Yellow Citrine/Yellow Topaz
BENEFICIAL FOR: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces
UNFAVORABLE FOR: Taurus, Cancer, Capricorn
COLORS: Royal Blue and Variegated Colors
GEMSTONES: Diamond/White Sapphire/White Topaz/White Zircon/Phenakite
BENEFICIAL FOR: Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius
UNFAVORABLE FOR: Taurus, Scorpio, Pisces
COLORS: Navy Blue, Black, Dark Brown
GEMSTONES: Blue Sapphire/Blue Spinel
BENEFICIAL FOR: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius
UNFAVORABLE FOR: Cancer, Virgo, Pisces
Contrary to what some astrologer may say, nobody should ever wear cat’s eye or hessonite gemstones for Rahu and Ketu the northern and southern nodes of the Moon.
Gemstones can be worn either on a pendant or as listed below:
Ruby on left ring finger
Pearl on left little finger
Red Coral on left/right ring finger
Emerald on right little finger
Yellow Sapphire on right index finger
Diamond on right right finger
Blue Sapphire on left middle finger
The Kavach or special power Kavach contains mystical numbers of all functional benefic planets for a particular ascendant and replaces the need to wear several expensive gemstones in order to strengthen the benefic planets in your chart.
The charities and chants listed below are best to perform or listen to for each planet on their respective days. You can listen to the appropriate chants for your chart on YouTube.
CHARITIES: Helping your father or father-in-law, or elderly men, and doing a yoga posture known as “Surya Namaskar” (Sunrise Salutations)
CHANTS: Lord Vishnu
BEST DAY TO PERFORM: Sundays
BENEFICIAL FOR: Virgo, Capricorn, Pisces
CHARITIES: Helping women who are like mothers
CHANTS: Lord Shiva
BEST DAY TO PERFORM: Mondays
BENEFICIAL FOR: Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius
CHARITIES: Helping your brother(s) or men who are like brothers, exercising patience, and ten minutes of morning prayers.
CHANTS: Lord Hanuman
BEST DAY TO PERFORM: Tuesdays
BENEFICIAL FOR: Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio
CHARITIES: Helping students/children (food, clothing, donations or tutoring.)
CHANTS: Goddess Durga
BEST DAY TO PERFORM: Wednesdays
BENEFICIAL FOR: Aries, Libra, Aquarius
CHARITIES: Helping gurus/teachers
BEST DAY TO PERFORM: Thursdays
BENEFICIAL FOR: Taurus, Cancer, Capricorn
CHARITIES: Helping women who are like sisters
CHANTS: Goddess Lakshmi
BEST DAY TO PERFORM: Fridays
BENEFICIAL FOR: Taurus, Scorpio, Pisces
CHARITIES: Helping the poor and the needy
CHANTS: Shani Dev
BEST DAY TO PERFORM: Saturdays
BENEFICIAL FOR: Cancer, Virgo, Pisces
CHARITIES: Service to parents, helping the poor and the needy, feeding the birds
BEST DAY TO PERFORM: Any Day of the Week or Mondays
CHARITIES: Donating to animal shelters, helping holy persons and organizations, helping the elderly
CHANTS: Lord Ganesha
BEST DAY TO PERFORM: Any Day of the Week or Thursdays
The Ishta Devata or personal deity for each rising sign (not Sun or Moon sign) is seen below. You can keep a picture of this deity in your home and listen to chants for this deity from time to time for better support in life.
ARIES: Goddess Durga
TAURUS: Lord Vishnu
GEMINI: Goddess Lakshmi
CANCER: Lord Shiva
LEO: Goddess Durga
VIRGO: Lord Vishnu
LIBRA: Goddess Lakshmi
SCORPIO: Lord Shiva
SAGITTARIUS: Goddess Durga
CAPRICORN: Lord Vishnu
AQUARIUS: Goddess Lakshmi
PISCES: Lord Shiva