What are the beneficial effects of hessonite


Hessonite or "cinnamon stone" is a variety of grossular, a calcium-aluminum variety from the garnet group of minerals.
The name Hessonite (English Hessonite Garnet) comes from ancient Greek (hēssōn), which means inferior. It has a characteristic cinnamon brown color, similar to that of zircon. Compared to zircon, however, it is less transparent and has less fire. They also differ gemologically in their specific gravity, that of hessonite is 3.64 to 3.69, while that of zircon is about 4.6. It was shown many years ago by Sir Arthur Herbert Church that many gemstones, especially engraved gemstones (commonly viewed as zircon), were in fact hessonite. It also has a lower hardness and density compared to other types of garnet. Hessonite has a hardness similar to quartz (around 7 on the Mohs scale), while the hardness of most types of garnet is closer to 7.5.
Because of its color, it is also called cinnamon stone, lime garnet or clay lime garnet. The gemstone popular in Asia is mainly called Gomed / Gomedh (Hindi, anglicized Gomez). Other names are Gomedak, Rahuratna, Tranavar, Pingasphatik, Tamomani.
Origin / occurrence / market value
Hessonite comes mainly from Sri Lanka where it is found in river soaps. In India, the Gaya mines in Bihar are important. There are also deposits in Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Rajasthan.
There are also finds in Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Tanzania, Madagascar, and California. Hessonite is also widely found in the alpine regions of northern Italy. Austrian collectors pay top prices for dark red, high-gloss Hessonite from the “black wall” in Hollersbachtal.
Use as a gem stone
Gomed is mainly worn as a ring or pendant for astrological purposes. Occasionally it is pointed out that silver frames would be particularly advantageous. Therefore, they enjoy a corresponding popularity.
Famous pieces of jewelry
Hessonite is one of the nine gemstones that are considered sacred and royal in almost all countries in Asia regardless of religious and cultural differences, including India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia.
The Navaratnas - red coral, yellow sapphire, emerald, ruby, blue sapphire, diamond, natural pearl as well as hessonite and cat's eye - are given enormous importance.
The traditional arrangement of these nine gemstones can be found in the famous "The Queen Sirikit Navaratna", the Queen Mother of Thailand. The ruby ​​is always in the center, surrounded by (clockwise from the top, 12 o'clock) a diamond, a natural pearl, a red coral, hessonite, a blue sapphire, cat's eye, a yellow sapphire and an emerald.
Composition and properties, optical effects
Grossular typically has internal vertebrae. This makes him well distinguishable from Spessartine, which is clear. Grossular usually occurs in metamorphic rocks, i.e. rocks that have changed their physics and chemistry by transforming existing rock types through heat and pressure.
Traditional effect and meaning
From an astrological point of view, Hessonite provides relief from the harmful effects of Rahu. According to Hindu Vedic astrology, Rahu is one of the most important factors influencing success and failure in life and therefore often leads to depression and instability. A hessonite of astrological quality removes confusion, gives stability in life and enhances the positive energy of Rahu. This gem is especially useful for those looking to succeed in technology, IT-related, political fields, and those involved in speculative businesses. It has also proven to be beneficial for those working in the fields of medicine and technology.
Vedic story of Rahu
Eons ago, Swarbhanu, the demon we know as Rahu today, was born to Simhika and Viprachitta. Simhika was one of the daughters of King Dakhsha and sister of Sati, Shiva's wife. Viprachitta was Maanas Putra, the spirit child of Brahma, the creator of the universe.
Swarbhanu went through a great purification process through which he wanted to become more mature and experienced. Then he wished for the blessing of Brahma that he would give him the status of a planet. Brahma granted his wish. This gained importance much later, when the gods (devas) and demons (asuras) were fighting for the immortal, divine nectar Amrut (Amrita, Ambrosia). The story became known as the "whirling of the Milky Ocean" and is interpreted astronomically as the formation of the Milky Way.
Mahavishnu, in the form of the sorceress Mohini, took on the task of distributing the nectar “evenly” between the gods and demons. But his plan was first to give Amrut to the gods and at the same time to empty the entire pot, so that nothing was left for the demons. The demon Swarbhanu suspected the trick and disguised himself in line between the gods of the sun (Surya) and the moon (Chandra). They noticed the true form of Swarbhanu. Vishnu quickly sent his discus weapon, the sudarshan, and so severed Swarbhanu's head from his body. But it was already too late, Swarbhanu had already drunk a drop of nectar and had become immortal. His head and body were connected with a snake. His head received the body of the serpent and was henceforth called Rahu. His body received the serpent's head and has been called ketu ever since. Rahu is also known as the head of the serpent, the shadow planet, the north node of the moon, or the dragon's head or dragon node.
Astronomically, Rahu and Ketu designate the points of the heavenly orbits of the sun and moon, in whose constellations solar and lunar eclipses occur. They are also known as the northern and southern lunar nodes. To learn more about ketu, please read on at Chrysoberyl Cat's Eye. Rahu is responsible for triggering the solar eclipse. In mythological language, the snake's head swallows the sun, with the snake representing time, among other things. The symbol of Ouroboros (the snake that eats its own tail) represents the cyclical nature of time.
Rahu is, as Vedic astrology understands, of a smoky shape, he is quite amorphous, the creator of illusions, the shapeshifter. In the Vedic texts he is described as the smoke-colored, the terrifying, the dark-skinned one with red eyes and a neck on the body of a snake. It has a hypnotic appearance and can completely capture and captivate your mind. Rahu is also sometimes referred to as the higher octave of Saturn. The Sanskrit proverb "Shani vat Rahu" (which acts Rahu like Shani (Saturn)) is quite well known.
As a karmic planet, Rahu shows the need and the urge to work on a certain area of ​​life in which there has been ignorance or dissatisfaction in the past life. Rahu's placement in a person's natal chart determines the area of ​​life where most of the karmic energy comes through and where most of the work should be done. He shows the way forward. However, it is the most difficult task as Rahu's influence can also induce lethargy and may not make acting easier. As a shadow planet, Rahu will enhance the qualities of the house and the master of the house in which he stands. He is a sworn enemy of the sun and moon and is detrimental to the mind and ego when in connection with or in the house of the moon and sun. The key is to work your way forward in this area without dissuading you from setbacks, sadness, or frustration. Rahu's influence is the beginning of a web of illusions ("Maya's web"). In order to find a satisfactory solution for the present life one has to go the extra mile that Rahu gives up and not get lost in his web of false desires.
Rahu can work on the higher principle or the lower principle. If Rahu works on the higher principle, he will help the individual to overcome the negative things that it stands for! In the event that Rahu works from his lower principle, deviant behavior, immoral acts, vices and addictions are very likely.
Rahu represents material ambition. His influence and energy make a person extremely ambitious where life is all about growth and thoughtless expansion, the kind that wisdom does not seem to produce. It is a type of hunger that is riddled with greed and that may not find satisfaction. Those who are under the influence of this planetary energy seek immediate satisfaction. There is also a strong tendency to free-rider to capitalize on the success of others.
The advent of Rahu's planetary period is marked by a strong urge to explore culturally diverse locations. It kindles a passion for everything foreign and turns you into an exotic adventure seeker. Sudden shocking events or setbacks can also trigger an identity crisis, which then keeps you under control for a long time. It is very difficult to let go of the attachment created during this time. The person believes that they cannot do without the object of desire, the person, or the achievement that has gotten out of control.
Whether the wearing of Hessonite, Rahu's effect is softened or strengthened depends on the individual case. Both are possible. Therefore, a suitability should always be carefully examined beforehand or at least carefully tested.

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