Serpentine Optical Property, Dhainya Yogas, and Digbala
Hi Ernst and Gem Practitioners,
1. I noticed Serpentine is not listed in the Gem Tables. Is Serpentine an optically negative gem? I am having a hard time finding this out on my own. As for crystal structure, most reliable sources say monoclinic, though some suggest it might vary?
2. A. If a stone represents a placement that also happens to be part of a fully existing parivartana misery yoga in the native's chart, would it aggravate such an affliction in the their life making it worse if they wear it? (This goes for dhainya yogas in the vargas as well.)
B. And, less importantly, what if the stone's represented placement accidentally completes, and thus forms, an otherwise non-existing misery yoga when combined with one of the positions in one of the vargas?
3. Ernst/You has/have taught that it is generally beneficial to use a Sun gem that has the color representing it's rashi placement in the d1/main chart. But what if the d1 Sun also has very low or zero digbala? For someone who has a zero digbala Sun, would it be most desirable to wear a gem colored by the rashi where it would have fullest digbala in the natives chart? Or would a Sun gem for the d1 Sun's rashi placement still strengthen the their Sun, even if it doesn't have any good digbala there?
As for query 1 in my post here, all I have found so far is that the Antigorite and the "Infinite Stone" varieties of Serpentine are monoclinic, but the Lizardite variety is trigonal and hexagonal.
I haven't yet zeroed in one negative vs positive optical crystal properties yet.