Vedic Astrology in Gemstone Jewelry: Remedy for Suyra – The Sun

Gemstones and jewelry using the Vedic astrology system can capture the potential potent energy from the Sun’s energy. Among the planets, the Sun is considered god incarnate in solar form. Those who devote themselves to him lose all their worries, disease and poverty. Unwavering worship of the Sun destroys all obstructions and fulfills all cherished desires.


Surya, Aditya, Agni, Arka, Ravi, Bhanu, Bhanskara, Divakara, Marthanda, Savita, Surya, Teekshnamsu, Ina. The Sun is often called Divakara during the day. When its rays are warm it is called Teekshnamsu. Most modern Vedic literature refers to it as Surya.


The Sun is associated with many things, some of which are: body, ego, father, soul, king, will power, life, glory, health, sovereignty, and clothes.


The Sun’s eyes are honey colored. His body is square and he has clean habits. His temperament is bilious and he is associated with the lack of hair on the head.


The Sun is represented by the gods Ravi, Aditya, Agni, Siva or his own name Surya.

East is considered to be the direction of the Sun due to the way it rises in the eastern sky. However, an older reference from the Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra claims the Sun is strong in the South.

The Sun is considered to be in the camp of the Devas in the conflict that took place between the Devas and the Asuras.

The maturity year for the Sun is 22 years. Thus, it is useful to look to the 22nd year for this “planet” to bring about its full effects.

The Sun rules the sign Leo and is exalted in Aries and is debilitated in Libra.

The Sun is considered to be malefic for Vedic astrology purposes.

The day of rulership for the Sun is Sunday.

The Sun is considered associated with the color red. Varahamihira assigned the color copper to the Sun.

The Sun is on friendly terms with the moon, mars and Jupiter, while his enemies are venues and Saturn. Mercury is neutral toward him.

The Sun is the ruler of the element fire.

Ayurvedic medicine assigns to the Sun the Pitta characteristic.


Ambition, authority, bile problems of any sort, boldness, chest and head in general, determination, energy, eyesight (Sun causes weak eyesight generally), faith, fame, father, hot, inflexibility, king or higher powers of any sort (managers/senior officers/etc.), personality, influence, nobility, optimism, politics, self-reliance, self-confidence, vitality.


As mentioned on the main page the ruby is considered the primary stone for the Sun in Indian Astrology, however alternatives are the red garnet or Spinel. Regardless of the stone chosen it should be flawless and have no blemishes and should be set in gold or brass.

It is important to understand that a gemstone and jewelry remedy using the Vedic astrology system may not always be advised. Vedic lore has documented certain effects, which seem to be related to wearing a ruby. Certain individuals have had problems with the heart, fevers or bleeding soon after wearing a ruby.

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