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Jupiter (Guru)

Jupiter (Guru)
Jupiter (Guru)
Jupiter (Guru)

Jupiter is the “Guru of the Gods”. Jupiter is called “Guru” in Sanskrit. Guru means “teacher” because he is “heavy with knowledge”. Jupiter is also called Brihaspati (bree-haws-putt-tee). Brihaspati is the name of the Guru of all the demigods in the higher planets. He is the advisor, or teacher, of the demigods.

A good Jupiter in a chart which leans towards Jupiter in a positive way will grant good relations with Priests, Law, Higher Education, the Legal system, the Financiers of the world, and so on. Jupiter encourages righteousness when he is strong.

Jupiter is a large planet, and so rules largeness in things. Jupiter tends to expand things. Wherever he sits and wherever he aspects in a chart will tend to grow based on Jupiter’s influence. For example, if Jupiter affects the Lagna, which rules the body, then the body will tend to be large, or fatty. When a good Jupiter affects house ruling money, then the money will tend to grow. Jupiter in the second house or third, which rules speaking, will tend to make the person speak often, and with a tone of divine advice, one of Jupiter’s other natural tendencies.

Gurus and advisers are always well wishers, so Jupiter is very giving or kind, and is known as a great giver or granter of fortune. Jupiter is considered the most benefic planet, because of his nature of always wanting to give and grant benedictions. Because children are an expansion of life in many ways, as well as a gift from God, Jupiter rules children. Because Jupiter represents God through his many advices he has a tendency to be related to the ninth house, which represents God in our lives.

Jupiter represents knowledge, wisdom and the offspring of the individual. It is a planet of expansion, growth and good fortune. Jupiter is best placed in Karka (Cancer) where is called exalted. Opposite from there, in Makara (Capricorn) it is least auspicious and called debilitated. Jupiter is lord of the signs Dhanus (Sagittarius) and Meena (Pisces) and also of the house where these sign are located. Jupiter aspects 3 houses, the 5th, 7th and 9th houses from its own position.

Jupiter signifies: Spiritual teacher, guide, truth, religion, philosophy, spirituality, grace, law, the great benefic, fortune, wealth, expansion, higher education like colleges, optimism, generosity, joy, luck, self-indulgence, excessiveness, faith, children, money, husband in a female’s chart, long distance travel.

Jupiter(Guru)
Ruling Sign Sagittarius, Pisces
Sign of Exaltation Cancer
Sign of Debilitation Capricorn
Moolatrikona Sign Sagittarius
Nature Benefic
Houses of Aspect 1, 5, 7 and 9
Directional Strength (DigBala) 1st House
Directional Weakness (asleep) 7th House
Day Thursday
Friends Sun, Moon, Mars, Ketu
Enemies Mercury, Venus, Rahu
Period in a Sign ~13 months
Medical Astrology Liver, hips, overweight, edema, high cholesterol, growths such as tumors
Main Significations Fortune, Law, God, Wealth, Status, Expansiveness
Gemstone Yellow Sapphire, Yellow Topaz, Citrine
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Mercury (Budha)

Mercury (Budha)
Mercury (Budha)
Mercury (Budha)

Mercury is youthful and causes youthfulness or immaturity in the house of the chart it resides. Mercury is the negotiator, so it rules in us the ability to be diplomats, negotiators, deal-makers, or good liars. Mercury rules all types of communications, spoken and written. A good Mercury in a chart makes for careers where speaking, studying, thinking, writing and other scholarly thinking related matters are necessary. A bad Mercury can work towards making a person dumb or odd in mental workings.

Mercury, being youthful, is neither mature nor convinced about anything for certain. He is truly a gullible boy, so, he is easily influenced by other planets. Any planet with Mercury will influence him. So Mercury is called “mutable” or “changeable”. This reflects in the chart very much. Mercury always stands for the thinking capacity in a person, which in Sanskrit would be called your “Buddhi” or “intelligence”. Mercury’s Sanskrit name is therefore “Budha”, which also means “the intelligence”.

Mercury represents the speech, intellect and friends of the individual. It is a very, adaptable and curious planet. If afflicted, it gives speech problems and a poor discriminative ability. If well placed it makes a person witty, easy going and skillful. Mercury is best placed in Kanya (Virgo) where it is called exalted. Opposite from there, in Meena (Pisces) it is least auspicious and called debilitated. Mercury is lord of the sign Kanya (Virgo) and Mithuna (Gemini) and also of the houses where these signs are placed. Its element is bronze, the color is green and direction north.

Mercury is talkative and tactful, but not harmful. It is a good trader, mathematician, editor and publisher. It has excellent argumentative and analytical power and mind. Mercury signifies: Intelligence, wisdom, speech, education, matters relating to communication such as speech and writing, humor, trade, commerce, sales, education, ideas, thoughts, school, analytical and rational mind, cognitive intelligence, sense of humor, youth, trickster, truth, telephones, television, computers, travel especially short distances, childhood, aunts and uncles, neighbors, adaptability, twins, astrology, nervous system. It represents memory, throat, arms, maternal uncles.

Mercury (Budha)
Ruling Sign Gemini, Virgo
Sign of Exaltation Virgo
Sign of Debilitation Pisces
Moolatrikona Sign Virgo
Nature Benefic
Houses of Aspect 1 and 7
Directional Strength (DigBala) 1st House
Directional Weakness (asleep) 7th House
Day Wednesday
Friends Sun, Venus, Rahu
Enemies Moon, Ketu
Period in a Sign 20 days
Medical Astrology Lungs, hands, arms, nervous system
Main Signification Intellect, Speech, Relating, Communications, Diplomacy
Gemstone Emerald, Green Tourmaline
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Mars (Mangal)

Mars (Mangal)
Mars (Mangal)
Mars (Mangal)

Mars is the Ksatriya of the Gods, meaning the warrior. Mars rules aggression, weapons, enforcement of law, emergencies, urgencies, weapons, energy, suddenness, rashness, anger, the color Red, and related items and matters.

There are points in all of us when we apply our energy and quickness, usually to prevent a disaster, or to save a situation. For example, we move quickly to catch a falling glass object. Mars likes to protect — we race to save a child from running into the street. If somebody is hurt, we hurry to the scene. Mars people are often involved in causing bleeding with their weapons or stopping bleeding with their medical equipment. The gun of the soldier kills some and saves others. It’s good to be on the right side of a person under the influence of Mars. A weak Mars makes one easily tired, jittery, easily angered, and reactive. Mars aspects 3 houses, the 4th, 7th and 8th houses from its own position.

Mars represents the energy, stamina and brothers of the individual. If well placed, it brings strength and focused energy, if poorly placed accidents and injuries. Mars is best placed in Makara (Capricorn) where it is called exalted. Opposite from there, in Karka (Cancer) it is least auspicious and called debilitated. Mars is lord of the sign Mesha (Aries) and Vrischika (Scorpio) and also of the houses where these signs are located.

Mars signifies: Energy, action, passions, male influence, courage, strength, motivations, anger, violence, determination, aggression, bluntness and boldness, injury, accidents, war, chemists, fire, surgery, initiative, motivation, courage, technical or mechanical ability, athletic sports, military figures, police, fires, physical strength, operations, muscles, blood, sexual vitality, weapons, machines, conflict, can inflict death, fire, selfish, criminal, goal oriented action, self-righteousness, land, property and real-estate, brothers, enemies, science, instruments, guns, knives. Its element is copper. Its color is red and direction south.

Mars (Mangal)
Ruling Sign Aries, Scorpio
Sign of Exaltation Capricorn
Sign of Debilitation Cancer
Moolatrikona Sign Aries
Nature Malefic
Houses of Aspect 1, 4, 7 and 8
Directional Strength (DigBala) 10th House
Directional Weakness (asleep) 4th House
Day Tuesday
Friends Sun, Moon, Jupiter
Enemies Mercury, Rahu, Ketu
Period in a Sign 45 days
Medical Astrology Blood, head, injuries, accidents, bleeding, headaches, high fevers, inflammation, surgery, burns
Main Significations Energy, Drive, Agility, Aggression, Accidents
Gemstone Red Coral
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Moon (Chandra)

Moon (Chandra)
Moon (Chandra)
Moon (Chandra)

The Moon is close to us, and reflects the light of the Sun. The Moon is the most visible planet of all, to us here on Earth, because we can look at it so easily. It neither burns our eyes, nor hides in the deep darkness of space, like the others. Rather, the Moon is up close and personal, showing herself fully to us. The Moon is indeed very dear, close, and friendly. It’s light is very nice and pleasing. Her full bodily lustre each month is a rising sight to see. Unlike Western Astrology where the Sun is most important, in Jyotish the Moon is the first “Graha” to look at and plays a central role in many calculations and predictive techniques.

The Moon rules the mind, the emotions, feelings, nursing, nurturing, mothering and the overall life of the person. An afflicted Moon greatly shapes the personality in the direction of the affliction, whether it is harshness of character, sadness of mind, or an angry and aggressive nature. Similarly, benefic influences upon the Moon in a chart, or a well placed Moon we could also say, bestows the reflections of helpfulness, peace of mind, cleanliness all around, and so forth.

The Moon is best placed in the first few degrees of Vrisha (Taurus) where it is called exalted. Opposite from there, in Vrishchika (Scorpio) it is least auspicious and called debilitated. The Moon is lord of the sign Karka (Cancer) and also of the house where Cancer is located.

Moon signifies: It is a cold, calm and quiet planet and represents mind, reflective, feminine, night, emotions, sensitivity, nurturing, security, past, past-lives, patterns of behavior, receptivity, caring for others, heredity, Mother, motherland, the public or masses, popularity, inner contentment, money, general well-being, home, water, habits, subconscious mind, growth in early childhood, fertility, breast, menstrual cycle, eyes, lungs, liquids and nurses. Direction north-east, element is silver.

Moon (Chandra)
Ruling Sign Cancer
Sign of Exaltation Taurus
Sign of Debilitation Scorpio
Moolatrikona Sign Cancer
Nature Benefic
Houses of Aspect 1 and 7
Directional Strength (DigBala) 4th House
Directional Weakness (asleep) 10th House
Day Monday
Friends Sun, Mercury
Enemies Rahu, Ketu
Period in a Sign 54-56 hours
Medical Astrology Breast, stomach, watery disturbances, edema, phlegm, left eye
Main Significations Emotions, Mind, Health, Purity, Mental Balance, Mother
Gemstone Pearls, Moonstone
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Sun (Surya)

Sun (Surya)
Sun (Surya)
Sun (Surya)

The Sun is the center of the Solar System of planets used in Vedic Astrology. Therefore the Sun rules all types of central things such as the central government, the centrally powerful person in an organization, and so forth. In ourselves, the Sun rules our center, which is our soul. The Sun is the source of light for all other planets and beings, so the Sun rules in astrology our center of energy. As the source of energy in the Universe, so from the Sun’s placement in our charts we judge our level of energy.

The Sun represents the soul, the ego and the body of the individual, and therefore its placement is of great importance. The Sun is best placed in Mesha (Aries) where it is called exalted. Opposite from there, in Tula (Libra) it is least auspicious and called debilitated. The sun is Lord of the sign Simha (Leo) and also of the house where Simha is located.

Sun signifies: (Atma) Self, masculine, future, soul, physical body and health, heart, life force, courage, ambitions, pride, dignity, ego, vitality, will power, stamina, sense of self, power, fame, life, health, sovereignty and clothes, glory, inspiration, creativity, self-expression, career, confidence, leadership, Father, teachers, authority, law and order, bosses, political leader, Kings or Presidents. It has anger but momentary. It’s element is gold. East is represented by sun.

SUN (Surya)
Ruling Sign Leo
Sign of Exaltation Aries
Sign of Debilitation Libra
Moolatrikona Sign Leo
Nature Malefic
Houses of Aspect 1 and 7
Directional Strength (DigBala) 10th House
Directional Weakness (asleep) 4th House
Day Sunday
Friends Moon, Mars, Jupiter
Enemies Venus, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu
Period in a Sign 30 days
Medical Astrology Heart, blindness, baldness, right eye, headaches
Main Significations Soul, Self, Power, Esteem, Ambition
Gemstone Ruby, Red Garnet