There are a lot of discussion on the not only internet but also books all about Gomedh and Cat’s eye. It is very easy to prescribe the gemstone for a planet based on the rising sign of a native.
However, the planet Rahu and Ketu is different. We should not apply the same rules for the planets of the Trikonadhipati (lord of trine) in case of selecting Gomedh and Cat’s eye.
Though the Rahu and Ketu comes under 9 planets as per Indian Vedic astrology, Rahu and Ketu is considered as the shadowy planet. It has no particular house in the natal chart. The Rahu and Ketu bring results of the planets of the house they occupy.
When to wear Gomedh and Cat’s Eye
Now it is clear that you should wear the Gomedh and Cat’s eye when the planet Rahu and Ketu is posited in the house of a beneficial planet.
It will bring more beneficial result when you are under the Mahadasha of Rahu and Ketu. The gemstone Gomedh should be worn during the major period of Rahu and cat’s eye during the major period of Ketu.
What does the ancient classics say?
Almost all the ancient books on Vedic astrology talk about the effect of the Rahu and Ketu in the birth chart. However, the popular book Briht Jatakam written by Varah Mihir during the medieval India has ignored the importance of this shadowy planets.
The great classic Phala Deepika written by Mantreswar opines that the planet Rahu and Ketu being the first class malefic brings adverse effect almost all the houses in the natal chart except 3rd, 6th and 11th house. The Rahu and Ketu in the 3rd, 6th and 11th house makes one rich, respectable and offers long span of life.
When Ketu is placed in the 3rd house, it makes one courageous, forceful, strong, renowned and long-lived. The native becomes generous or liberal, determined and gets victory of opponents. When the planet Ketu is posited in the 11th house, it makes the life luxurious and native becomes successful in all his undertakings.
According to Brihat Parashar Hora translated by Sita Ram Jha opines that the planet Rahu is exalted in the Taurus and Ketu is exalted in the Scorpio. If the both the planets are well positioned in the Kendra or Trikon and if its depositor Venus and Mars is beneficial to the native, wearing Gomedh and Cat’s Eye will be quite effective.
According to Laghu Parashari, if the planet Rahu and Ketu is posited in the quadrant with the lord of trine or posited in the trine with the lord of quadrant, it become Yogakarak or extremely beneficial. The famous interpreter and commentator Dewan Ram Chandra of Laghu Parashari is of opinion that one can wear Gomedh and Cat’s eye in such a situation.
The Popular book Uttara Kalamrit writing by Kalidas is of opinion, if the planet Rahu and Ketu is posited in the dual sign and it is conjoined with the planet that rules a quadrant or trine, one can be rich, prosperous and powerful.
If the planet Rahu, Ketu and lord of a trine is posited in the 9th or 10th house, it will bring happiness, prosperity and popularity. The native is highly recommended to wear Gomedh and Cat’s eye if there is Mahadasha and Antardasha of Rahu and Ketu.
Rituals to wear Gomedh
One should wear Gomedh either in the middle finger or little finger set with Ashta Dhatu the alloy of 8 metals or silver if you Ashtadhatu is not available. The Gomedh should be worn before sunset on Wednesday. The weight of this gemstone should be at least 6 Karats. The following mantra should be chanted while performing rituals 108 times. The Hessonite Garnet is used as substitute to Gomedh.
Om Rang Rahabe Namah
Rituals to wear Cat’s Eye
The weight of the Cat’s Eye should not be less than 3 Karats. It should be worn at mid night on Thursday. The auspicious metal is either Ashta Dhatu or silver. The stone should be worn in the little finger. The following Mantra should be chanted 108 times while performing rituals for the gemstone.
The Tiger Eye can be used as substitute to the Cat’s Eye which is a much cheaper stone.