Hessonite

Hessonites
Hessonite (Gomed or Gomedhikam in Hindi) is an orange-brown semi-precious gemstone which has a very special place in Astrology.

Who should wear a Hessonite?
Hessonite or Gomed stone represents the planet Rahu. According to Vedic Astrology, Rahu is a ‘shadow planet’. Although it is associated with Aquarius, the gemstone for Rahu should only be worn after an in-depth Astrological study of your horoscope and the position of planets in its various houses. Hessonite stone bestows wealth, success, power, fame, spirituality and good health upon its wearer.

Hessonite is an extremely important stone in Vedic astrology and like other garnets, it may also be worn as one of the traditional birthstones for the month of January. For many years, gems that were thought to be zircon were discovered to be hessonite. The name, ‘hessonite’, was derived from the Greek word ‘hesson’, meaning ‘inferior’ – in reference to the fact that hessonite has a density and hardness lower than that of most other forms of garnet.
Garnet may be given as a gem on the 2nd and 6th wedding anniversary.garnets are purplish red, orangy red, crimson, or dark red. Spessartite garnets range from yellow and orange through red to reddish brown to dark black/brown. Color change garnets exhibit a “alexandrite-like” effect when viewed in natural light or artificial lighting.

Garnets range from a 7.0 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness and are found in the U.S. (Arizona), South Africa, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Myanmar (Burma), Scotland, Switzerland and Tanzania . Garnets are formed when high temperatures and/or pressure is a factor and geologists often use garnets as a gauge of the amount of temperature and pressure that was present during their formation.

Which Hessonite stone should I buy?
The Hessonite gemstone should ideally weigh at least 1/10th carats of your body weight. (60 kg body weight = 6 carat stone)
The stone should preferably have high clarity, mid to deep orange color and no chemical or heat treatments.
For Astrological purpose, Ceylon Hessonites (Sri Lankan) are considered the best.

Hessonite Benefits
Hessonite or Gomed represents the planet Rahu. Wearing a Gomed stone can bring unprecedented professional success, power and good health and removes psychological stress.

Hessonite gemstone benefits most people in the Technology sector, I.T sector, and people in politics and bureaucracy, etc.

Hessonite strengthens the planet Rahu. People who have a strong positioning of Rahu in their horoscope have great analytical, computational and quick decision making skills and can turn unfavorable situations to their advantage.

Medically, Hessonite is said to provide immunity and expedite the recovery of its wearer. People who have a weak Rahu do not recover easily from ailments and do not respond well to medicines. This malefic effect of Raahu changes after wearing a Hessonite gemstone. Specifically, it is said to help in conditions of Hemorrhoids, sinus, Palpitation, fatigue, clumsiness, and intestinal issues.

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