East Indian Gemstone Jewelry: Remedy for Shani - Saturn

Gemstones and jewelry based on Vedic astrological system can balance the effects of Saturn. The persona and reputation of Saturn almost eclipses that of all other planets combined. "Lord of time", "the terrible", "end bringer" are just a few of the epitaphs that have described him through the ages. It is said all other planets and even the gods themselves break into a panic when Saturn is nearby.

Known to be tall, emaciated and lame he represents all that is inexorable of life and time itself. His cruelty and harshness strike fear into even those who worship him. The gods themselves do not escape the bounds of his wrath for as the ruler of time, all are within his grasp.

In Indian Vedic Astrology, Saturn is a bringer of misfortune and bereavements and for those who seek to avoid this and other such calamities Jyotish has provided us with upayas which the dark lord finds pleasing and when used may save us from his gaze. This particular article will focus on the gemstone remedy for Saturn but there are other types of upayas, which you should seek out if you are particularly afflicted.


Saturn is always associated with the number seven and the color black. He is known as the supreme terrifier and all beings fear him. Saturn is known to be tall with prominent veins, brown eyes, large teeth and nails, long limbs, sunken stomach, a long beard, and a gaze that is always directed downward.

Saturn rules the nerves and the sinew of the human body and is also associated with the legs. He is known to bring restrictions in life. Slowness is always associated with Saturn and wherever he falls in your chart progress will come very slow and haltingly over a long period of time.

Saturn natives usually have a preference for the color black, are thin, villainous, short, dangerous, without wisdom and seen as eccentric or somehow outside the normal strata of society. Old people or people who deal with old things are considered Saturnian. As are historians, miners, drillers, laborers, prisoners, the homeless or anybody else living on the peripheral of things or considered an "outsider".

The Black Crow is a very common representative of Saturn. Other animal familiars are the Raven, Vultures and the Elephant. Black animals in general are associated with Saturn and to feed one is considered pleasing to him and to help alleviate his wrath.

The traditional foods for Saturn are Sesame Seeds or the Black Gram. He also has association with Violets (the flower) and all trees considered useless and ugly.


Shani, Kona, Manda, Sani, Krishn, Surya Putr, Yama, Pangu, Sanaischara, Sauri, Kala and Chayasuta. Most texts refer to him as Shani.


Saturn represents selfishness, cunning and cruelty. Social spheres under his command are death, politics, poverty, lower classes, servants and outcasts. Oil and gas are usually associated with Saturn as are electronics and airplanes.


Saturn has been known by many names throughout history and his veneration goes back as far as written language itself. By understanding some of the past conceptions of Saturn through various civilizations and cultures we can come to a better understanding of what this force represents.

Traditional Indian representations of Saturn are usually in the form of Yama. Another name frequently associated with him was Mahakrura, which means "the exceedingly cruel". These names are not too helpful however considering that the word Mahakrura is more of a description than a person and the fact that some sources claim Saturn is the brother of Yama rather than Yama himself.

Several cultures have shown deep veneration for Saturn throughout the ages including the Chaldeans and Babylonians. Saturn was considered the primary planet by both cultures and in Babylon and later in the Assyrian empire he was worshiped as Ninib, "God of the South". Other references were made to him using the moniker Shamash which was known to be the "sun-star". Thus, this would be the origin of the "dark star" or the "midnight sun" which has remained with us to this day. Alchemists have always referred to him as the "Black Sun" and in those circles he is still called that in modern times.

The Greeks also knew Saturn and worshipped him as the god Kronus which means, "he who gives the measures", Chronos (Literally "time") and Cronos, "the Crow God".

Some sources attribute the Holy Stone of the Kaaba in Mecca to be representative of Hubal which was a Muslim name referring to Saturn.


Saturn is known to rule the direction West where the Sun sets and darkness begins.

Saturn is known to be on the side of the Asuras or "demons".

The 36th year is known as Saturn's and in this year he brings to bear his full effects.

Capricorn and Aquarius are under the domain of Saturn and his exaltation is in Libra and his fall is in Aries.

Saturn is malefic in almost every placement.

Saturn is associated with Saturday and the number seven. Thus, there is some evidence pointing to July being a Saturnian association.

Black is the color traditionally associated with Saturn. Some sources assign the colors dark blue or bluish black to him as well. His metal is Iron and often the horseshoe is associated with Saturn and this may have been the reason that symbol has been passed down as a good luck charm.

Mercury and Venus are friendly toward Saturn while the Sun, Moon and Mars are enemies.

The element Air is considered to be under Saturn's domain.

Saturn is always represented by the Vatta constitution in Ayurvedic medicine.


Adversities, captivity, prisons, difficulties, austerity, denials, barriers, bondage, danger, destruction, depression, discipline, dread, endless, eternity, inactivity, inertness, poverty, sorrows, emaciation, surrender, unattractiveness, undesirables, servants, laborers, frustration, humiliation, embarrassment, cycles, time, misery, misfortunes, work, slowness, perseverance, history, old age, introversion, bones, nerves, sinew, corpses, governments, indentures, debts, alien things, patience.


There are certain times in particular when it might be helpful to wear a gemstone remedy for Saturn. Those times are listed below:

  1. Around the time of and during the "Saturn Return". This is the time in which Saturn returns to the same position in your chart as it held during your birth. Most people will experience this several times in their life and it is usually a difficult and stressful experience.
  2. During the 36th year when Saturn brings about his full effects.
  3. During any dasha ruled by Saturn.
  4. During ones Sade Sati (literally "Seven and a half") period. The Sade Sati period is a seven and one half year period of time in which Saturn moves through the three constellations or houses closest to the moon of your birth. Usually this is a difficult period filled with restrictions and disappointments.

The same cautions for Mars and the shadow planets also apply to Saturn. Sometimes a Vedic gemstone remedy brings about his negative effects as often as it reduces them. Therefore, any remedy should be used with caution with an eye toward observing events carefully afterward. If Saturnine events begin appearing then it is best to cease wearing the remedy and pursue one for another more beneficial planet, which might have a positive influence on Saturn. That said, wearing the Gemstone of Saturn can help to accentuate such things as longetivity, discipline, responsibility, hard work and dedication.

The gemstone associated with Saturn is Blue Sapphire almost exclusively but some refer to Amethyst as an alternative gem. The gem should be set in Iron if at all possible as this is considered Saturn's metal.

With gemstones and jewerly using Vedic system Saturn's gemstone remedy can help in the following areas besides the ones noted above: pain of all types, timidity, anxiety, fear, bad dreams, poverty, instability, shame, delays, humiliation, inhibition, loneliness, isolation, depression, stiffness, frugality, delays, melancholy and senility.


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By Vimala Rodgers
2006-09-25 19:48:03

In my Rashi chart, Saturn is in my 10th house in Aquarius. Yes, he slows me down in achieving results, but whaps my on the head only when any decision I make takes me away from my lifetime goal: Moksha. You've got to have SOMEthing to say about Saturn that is positive. Although 900 million miles away, I want to meet a form of Shani when I die, and thank him. Ashirvaadan hinomi, Vimala

By Admin
2006-09-25 19:49:59

Thank you for your beautiful message, Vimala. Many Vedic Astrologers visit CirclesOfLight.com, and we're hoping that some of them will reply to your comment.

2006-10-03 18:42:55

I sent you my comments, but I forgot to add few more lines. If Saturn in Aquarius in the 10th house is Retrograde, then the result may be reversed. Everything against the good and positive virtues gives unfavourable and disturbing effects and results.

2006-10-03 18:43:06

Saturn in Aquarius in the 10th house, the house of career and profession (Karma), takes you to the greatest heights. As Saturn is in its own sign, it will not show a fall from the greatest heights like many personalities of the world. Saturn gives you Shasha Yoga, one of the most important Panch Maha Purush Yoga, which gives you great success, name, fame, prosperity, and success; additionally, leadership, political success, especially in its main, sub, and, sub-sub periods. You must take advantage of your Kendra (Square) Saturn. Great elevation can be predicted. I have given more importance to Saturn, Mars, etc. malefic planets in my book. Make the best use of your horoscope and your energies. God bless you.

By Admin
2006-10-03 18:48:51

Thank you, Dr. P A Patel (Jyotish Anand), for your kind contributions. By searching on Google, I see that you are the author of these two titles: "Manual Of Hindu Vedic Astrology - Self Learning Course In Vedic Astrology" and "Beginner's Course in Hindu Astrology." If you would like to share more about yourself and/or your work by making further comments, please do. We appreciate your comments very much.

By Vinod Kumar
2006-10-03 18:58:02

Hi, My date of birth is 30-11-1974 and time is 03:59 AM. Can some body tell me whether Saturn is good or bad for me. Regards, Vinod.

By PA Patel
2006-10-04 16:46:46

Dear, Vinod Kumar. You must know that without complete birth details, nobody on earth can cast your horoscope. You have forgotten to mention your place and country of Birth, which is necessary for preparing your horoscope. Without the missing information, no one can tell you whether your Saturn is good or bad for you. Thanks.

By Revin K. Subramaniam
2006-12-26 09:23:25

Dear Sir. I would like to know what is the best Gemstone to wear for life. I have seen many astrologers they all say I should wear Yellow Sapphire, but after wearing it I get very bad headache on my left side. After removing the gem, it goes away, same as wearing Ruby gemstone. Both are best quality stones; one bought in Sri Lanka the other from India. I had a dream two months ago about Blue Sapphire and since I have one from Sri Lanka made in silver. I started to wear it on my right hand ring finger and no more bad dreams. Also, I just made a trip to India for 14 Days in November 2006, which I never dream about together with my brothers family from the USA. I am from Malaysia just an odd job worker. I did see an astrologer on my trip. He also asked me to wear a Yellow Sapphire, but I'm getting the same headache. Please advise. Name: Revin K Subramaniam DOB: 23 - 10 - 1960. Time: 11:16 AM. Place: Petaling Jaya, Country: Malaysia. I'm going through hardship at the moment. Thanks.

By Rees
2007-01-02 11:43:16

My birth date is 2/15/1964 and I was born in Maracay, Venezuela. I know that Mars, Saturn, Moon, and Sun occupy my twelfth house. I feel like I will spend a great time in jail, in a psycho ward, or in a constant battle lost. Any astral remedies that you can advise? Thank you.

By Admin
2007-01-02 11:45:20

Hi, Rees. There's no reason to think of 12th House energies as negative. They are a beautiful gift. The key is to learn to ground yourself on the earth and in the loving energy of life. Breathe. Express gratitude. Build your health and wellness.

By Sudarshan
2007-02-09 14:04:18

Very good information, thank you. I would like to know whether by wearing the amethyst stone in gold all the problems will be overcome.

By Tony
2007-03-16 13:13:53

Dear Sir, I'm seeking help as all of this is new to me. I was told the following: "I have gone through your stars also, you do have a very good love relation and also a very happy and successful life. But you do have a weak star or what they say in Vedic astrology as SHANI and this SHANI is responsible for your love problems etc. As when this Shani is very strong you and always have problems in love relation as your love may not find you very attractive etc and that's why may have a relation outside also, as the bond of love may not be so strong and that's why you may always feel unsecured and always tensed about your relation as the reason is that Shani is very strong and is creating problems in your love relation. However this is not a big problem and can be solved you need prepare a strong love talisman for you that will destroy this Shani and also will act as a love spell as it will bind you both together and you will never have such problem in future." That's what I was told. What is this? How can I over come this Shani? I was born in NY on 12/07/1964 at approx. 4:00 am can you give me any advise?

By Admin
2007-03-16 13:16:22

Hi, Tony. As you've seen, there is some Vedic Astrology information here at CirclesOfLight.com. Frankly, I don't agree with what you were told. Those beliefs place all of the power outside of yourself. Can you see that? You need talismans. Perhaps you would be better served connecting with your heart and releasing this superstitious fear.

By Ruma
2007-04-03 20:07:39

Do you really believe that Saturn Dasa can cause lots of nuisance? My Husband is Capricorn and right now his mental condition I see is very unstable. He gets angry with anything and behaves so bad at home that It becomes unbearable to tolerate. Earlier I never used to believe those things. But I have started to believe those things May be somewhere there is some cause and effect relation. I shall be extremely grateful to you if you help me at this time. I am mentally very tired and sick. I can not take this any more his rage and "monsterness." His good part of brain never works. Earlier, I used to take to him to Krishna temple hoping that sincere prayer can correct him. But he is not in prayer. He goes to temple and enjoys food and chats and then comes back home.

By Admin
2007-04-03 20:13:46

Hello, Ruma. Your situation sounds very difficult. It is our view that various astrological viewpoints *influence* human behavior, but do not *cause* it. Your husband has free will. Instead of looking to the stars for a solution, within the laws and customs of your culture, can you, in a way that will not endanger you, and from your heart of love, demand that your husband begin to treat you with more respect? Not knowing your circumstances or culture, can your create this type of "boundary" in a way that is safe for you?

By Satish
2007-04-11 14:02:41

My DOB is 19-Apr-1978 @ 11:16 PM, India. Right now in my chart Sani is with Moon and with Leo. I mean Sade Sath is going on and I advised to wear Blue sapphire ring to my right hand middle finger and some people said it is not. What is correct?

By Rupesh
2007-05-23 16:11:49

Hello, my Mahadasha & Antardasha currently is Shani. It is set in friendly state, that is what I have been told. I have also been adviced to wear a Blue Sapphire set in an Iron ring. But there are some people who are suggesting that I make the ring in silver and not iron. What is the right material that I should use ? Please let me know. Also, what are the good & effects that are likely to be notice once I wear this blue sapphire ring ? Thank You. Rupesh

By Stephanni
2007-05-29 14:27:27

I am going through my Saturn Maha Dasa and Moon Antardasa. I know Saturn is going to be in Leo from July of this year. My Saturn is in Leo on my birth chart. Please tell me how it is going to effect me.

By John Crilly
2007-08-02 10:44:12

I have chosen to wear a diamond ring but I am confused as to which hand to wear it on for the best results. Most sources I've looked at say the right hand only should be used for the wearing of gems, while a few say either can be used. What's your opinion or does it not make any difference which hand I wear it on?

By Kamni
2007-08-10 14:08:18

My husband is a Scorpio but has Leo ascendant with Shani in the rising. In April we got separated. My husband is not into astrology; however I have done Sani Shanti Pooja on his behalf. This year he has been very cunning and not communicating at all with me. Everyday I do Shani Pooja and mantra to pull him towards me but no result. He is also has Managal on 4th house and I have Mangal in Virgo ascendant. Please help and advice if he wears amethyst stone this will overcome his bad? Thank you!

By Anup Kundra
2007-10-15 05:13:17

I have worn the blue sapphire, in the past, with yellow sapphire. Nothing worked for me. Now I am wearing a ruby, a yellow Sapphire, and a pearl. Please let me know if it is a good combination. Nothing is working at the moment. Somebody has suggested to me to wear the blue sapphire with a ruby, a pearl, and a yellow sapphire. Please give me a suggestion. My birth date is 5th, January 1951 and time of birth is four in the morning. Thank you very much.

By Rekha
2007-10-25 05:22:50

Dear Sir, I am using a blue sapphire and ruby finger ring, ear studs and a necklace. Please let me know if it is a good combination. My birth date is 1st January 1969 and time of birth is 4am, approximately, in the morning. I was born in Alwaye, Kerala. If it is not good, please advise whether just keeping it away and not wearing it will bring me any harm. Please also advise if the combination of diamond and amethyst is good for a Capricorn. Thank you very much.

By Moshin S.
2007-11-07 06:03:31

Hi there. I was wondering if I could wear a sapphire for luck or not. I was born on the 25th June 1970, London, United Kingdom at around 8pm, British Summer time. Also could you let me know which stones I should or should not wear for luck and success in life, thank you.

By Sri
2007-11-09 06:50:02

My birth details are: 22-April-1974, 6:50 PM, Hyderabad, India. Will wearing Blue Sapphire, Diamond and Emerald help overcome problems in my professional and marital life? Kindly advise. Thanks.

By d.r. jain
2007-11-23 15:59:24

This is a good place to learn about Indian astrology. What are the effects of Saturn in the second house of one's chart, particularly on marriage, wealth creation, and employment? Are there any remedies for overcoming harmful effects? Thank you.

By akshaya k. p.
2008-08-26 18:28:45

Dear Sir, My DOB is 26th October 1962 and time is 03.22.16 AM. Place of birth is Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh,India. I am presently at a job abroad which I do not like and I am willing to relocate to India. Presently I am wearing yellow sapphire in the ring finger, earlier I was wearing blue sapphire with emerald. Please advise should I wear all three or any other combination. I want good luck and success in life which is not happening with me. I want to know when shall I get a chance for a job change?

By murugan
2008-09-23 20:27:08

The Blue Sapphire is a gem which makes cruel things happen when it is not suitable, and it makes wealth when it is suitable. In my, case I am using the Blue Sapphire, I didn't face any cruel action, but I got a dream that I went to a marriage in a village temple, but I feel that there is some problem with the temple, priest, and his son was imprisoned privately, but we are rectifying it. I want to know what is the meaning of this dream, I got this while I was sleeping with the Blue Sapphire on.

By Ravi B.
2008-09-30 20:00:33

Dear sir, I have my sadhe sathi going on and I lost my job in July 2007. I got another one in Sept 2007 and its going fine, except for lot of tensions and pressure. My date of birth is Dec 22, 1970. I am presently wearing a 1 carat diamond ring on the right hand ring finger and now I have been advised to wear a 3 carat blue sapphire on the right hand middle finger. Will both these rings together have any negative impact on my life. Please advice and guide me in this regard. Ravi B.

By Joy
2008-09-30 20:06:05

My birth date is 05/12/1980 at Jamshedpur(Jharkhand) India at 11.30 AM. Please advice me whether I should wear a blue sapphire and if it is advisable then in which hand/finger should I wear it and which metal. I am at present also wearing a ruby in my right hand. Kindly advice,it is important to me.

By arnabh
2008-12-20 16:10:08

My DOB is 25 Dec. 1975, 11:40PM, Kashi., India Astrologers tell me that I am going through sade sati period and all. My life has been miserable for the last few years with all the negative aspects of Saturn. I wore sapphire once with absolutely no effect but later noticed it had a crack and I didn't wear it with any ritual. My horoscope and astrologers tell me to wear a new one and my life is fabulous after some time. Ha, when. I believe in god, and am a professional and have achieved many things but am not there where I want to be. The last few years of life have been tumultuous, everything is going crazy, though it had taught me numerous lessons and made me a better but depressed person. It would be great if some learned men he can give me some advice or throw some light on my future.

By Hari
2008-12-20 16:11:19

Hi, My birth date is: Nov-22-1973 @ 1:30 AM, Bellary, Karnataka, India. I am in Jupiter phase and it did not prove good. Will my Saturn be good? Or will it even harm me, and will I settle abroad or will I go back to India. I am currently in USA.

By Noor
2009-01-26 21:57:55

Hi, my date of Birth is 08 Jan 1970 on a Thursday. One and a half years ago I was suffering from depression. I showed to a vedic aura clinic here in Hyderabad. I wasn't offered my star stone ring, but they offered me a three carat Ruby, because red color was missing from my body. This ruby fulfilled the requirement of my body and now I am out of the depression immediately on second day, Sunday, since I worn it. But it helped my health, and not my luck, now I also want to wear my star ring so that it helps me to over come bad luck. Ruby with gold is in my left hand ring finger. Blue sapphire or Amethyst? Should I wear it even? Can I wear Ruby with Blue Sapphire or Amethyst? If no why? If yes when and how?

By Zaara
2009-02-27 00:41:50

Hi, could you please tell me if I can wear blue sapphire and diamond set in one ring? Will this be worn in the middle finger and also what is the ideal day and time for me to wear this ring? Should it be set in 14k gold?

2009-03-27 20:56:12

I have Saturn in my fifth house as well as Jupiter and sun. What yoga does this generate? Third house has Rahu, fourth Venus, fifth Saturn Jupiter sun, sixth Mercury, seventh Mars, Moon and ninth Ketu. I would appreciate your insight. My antecedant is Taurus and birthdate is 10/13/1980.

By Balbinder F.
2009-03-31 21:04:14

Hi, I am trying to find implications of the planets in the various houses in my birth chart. I have Venus, Saturn and Ketu in my 10th house which is Makara and in 12th house - Meena I have Mercury, Sun and Guru. If someone can please explain its implications to me it would be great.

By Dewang
2009-04-21 20:38:17

An individual born on DATE 8,17,26 of any month can wear a blue sapphire. Or if born during the period of 15 January to 14 March. A person whose lucky Number is 8 can wear the blue sapphire. Currently I am wearing A blue and yellow sapphire with Emerald.

By Abhilasha
2009-04-21 20:40:51

Namaste, my date of birth is Aug 4th 1978 and time of birth is 12:02pm in Lucknow, UP,India. I have been asked to wear a Blue Sapphire stone, how do you see this influencing my life? Please advise and guide. Also which metal do you recommend it setting in?

By Yusuf
2009-05-05 18:51:46

Hi, my birth date is 1.6.71, I have worn a yellow and blue sapphire with an emerald all this while, I am told different things by different people so I have removed them all as of now. Could someone tell me what are the right stones for me?

By Ejaz
2009-05-27 20:07:48

Hi! The above article is very informative and encouraged me to ask you about my dreams after wearing blue sapphire. My DOB is Jan20, 1973 POB Lahore, TOB 08:50. So one numerologist told me to wear blue sapphire I bought one and wore it in March 2009. Since then some thing is going on that is strange, first I usually see neutral dreams and then some bad dreams or in other words miseries but nothing happened bad. And now the pattern is changing first usually I see a good dream and then a bad dream, but its more like informative for example accidents but at the same time I felt in the dream that I was making a mistake or I feel in the dream I could have avoided it by simply not doing that or having a feeling of control. I like this stone and I don't take it off at night either. I feel some positive changes in my life except for the dreams, especially the bad one's. I don't know what to do.

By Joe
2009-05-27 20:10:45

Hi, I don't know much about birthstones, but I was told by a friend of mine that I should wear blue sapphire on a gold ring. My date of birth is 08 January 1973, born on a Monday @ 9.15AM. I bought a blue sapphire ring yesterday and have worn it on my middle finger on the right hand. Am I doing right, or am I missing something? For some reason I'm impressed with the good effects of blue sapphire but am aware of its negative impacts too. To be frank I'm thrilled at the moment. Any comments.

By Bhatt
2009-09-24 19:39:42

Hi, my lagna is Taurus, and I have Shani in the 3rd house, along with Cancer. Is blue sapphire advisable for me to wear? 

By Satvinder
2010-03-08 23:06:56

Hello, many astrologers had suggest I wear a blue sapphire but the problem is half of them suggests to wear it in gold and half in silver. Can you please suggest to me what is the right metal to get a blue sapphire set in?

By Iter J.
2010-03-18 18:48:12

Saturn is in my first house with the Sun, and my Zodiac Sign is Taurus and ascendant is Libra. What is the effect of Saturn on me?

By Tinni S.
2010-09-06 23:01:00

My boyfriend has problems He is complex and suspicious always. He has a superiority complex. He also has a behavior and attitude problem. He is always quarrelsome attitude,feel tired always impatient and has not found suitable work in spite of having talent and looking for better work. Please help me. I would love it if he could have cool a and relaxed mind and be passionate with a reasonable temperament and good behavior.

By Sanj
2010-09-16 02:41:21

I have been wearing a sapphire ring for a while, and I have come across another ring lying lose in our extended household, and I have started to wear that too. Now I am wearing two sapphire rings on the same middle finger of my right hand. Is it okay to do that or am I inviting trouble? Thanks.

By Kunal
2010-11-07 00:32:35

I have been told that since Saturn in my horoscope it is supposed to be beneficial to me is that true? I will be entering into the Saturn Maha Dasha and that is why I would like to know how I will be affected.

By Pcom
2010-11-08 23:04:10

My friend just gave me a blue sapphire ring ,and some thing strange happened to me when I went to sleep last night. During the night I felt like an energy going inside me, and I also felt lighter and very active active in the morning. It is something that I never experienced for a long time. Can someone please give me an explanation too? He is wearing one, but before he gave me mine, he told me that mine was different and I will tell him the stone effect later.

By Lost Soul
2011-02-01 22:02:48

I am always held back from achieving success and fall flat after having achieved any kind of happiness. My relationships are all strained especially with my fellow women. Please help me find a way around this negativity. Will a blue sapphire help? I have my own business now and wish to be successful financially and in my relationships, thank you.

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