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Happy & Unhappy Positions of Grahas

Happy & Unhappy Positions of Grahas

Table 1A

1st Best / Worst Position

Planet

Exaltation Sign

Debilitation Sign

Rashi Up to ° Rashi Up to °
Surya Mesha 10° Tula 10°
Chandra Vrisha 03° Vrishchika 03°
Mangal Makara 28° Karka 28°
Budha Kanya 15° Meena 15°
Guru Karka 05° Makara 05°
Shukra Meena 27° Kanya 27°
Shani Tula 20° Mesha 20°

Table 1B

Planet

2nd Best Position

3rd Best Position

Moolatrikona Sign

Own Sign

Rashi Up to ° Rashi

Up to °

Surya Simba 20° Simba 20 to 30°
Chandra Vrisha 27° Karka 0 to 30°
Mangal Mesha 12° Mesha 12 to 30°
Budha Kanya 20° Kanya 20 to 30°
Guru Dhanu 10° Dhanu 10 to 30°
Shukra Tula 15° Tula 15 to 30°
Shani Kumbha 20° Kumbha 20 to 30°
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Planetary Aspects

Planetary Aspects

Planetary aspects in Jyotish

Planet

House Aspecting

Sun

1st, 7th

Moon

1st, 7th

Mercury

1st, 7th

Venus

1st, 7th

Mars

1st, 4th, 7th, 8th

Jupiter

1st, 5th, 7th, 9th

Saturn

1st, 3rd, 7th, 10th

Rahu/Ketu

None

7th House aspect of all Planets

Sign # Planet in Sign Aspecting Houses
1 Aries (7) Libra and vice versa
2 Taurus (8) Scorpio and vice versa
3 Gemini (9) Sagittarius and vice versa
4 Cancer (10) Capricorn and vice versa
5 Leo (11) Aquarius and vice versa
6 Virgo (12) Pisces and vice versa
7 Libra (1) Aries and vice versa
8 Scorpio (2) Taurus and vice versa
9 Sagittarius (3) Gemini and vice versa
10 Capricorn (4) Cancer and vice versa
11 Aquarius (5) Leo and vice versa
12 Pisces (6) Virgo and vice versa
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Planetary Relationships

Planetary Relationships

Relationship between the Planets

Planetary Relationship
Graha Friends Enemies Neutral
Sun Moon, Mars, Jupiter Venus, Saturn Mercury
Moon Sun, Mercury None Mars, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn
Mars Sun, Moon, Jupiter Mercury Saturn, Venus
Mercury Sun, Venus Moon Saturn, Mars, Jupiter
Jupiter Sun, Moon, Mars Mercury, Venus Saturn
Venus Mercury, Saturn Sun, Moon, Mars Jupiter
Saturn Mercury, Venus Sun, Moon Mars, Jupiter

Relationship between the Planets and the Signs

Planetary Relationship Between the Signs

Planet

Exalted

Debilitated

Own Sign

Friend

Enemy

Sun Aries Libra Leo Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Pisces Taurus, Capricorn, Aquarius
Moon Taurus Scorpio Cancer [Moon is not enemy to any sign]
Mercury Virgo Pisces Virgo Taurus, Gemini¹, Leo, Libra, Capricorn, Aquarius Aries, Cancer, Scorpio, Sagittarius
Venus Pisces Virgo Libra Taurus¹, Gemini, Capricorn, Aquarius Aries, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius
Mars Capricorn Cancer Aries Leo, Scorpio¹, Sagittarius, Pisces Taurus, Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Aquarius
Jupiter Cancer Capricorn Sagittarius Aries, Leo, Scorpio, Pisces¹ Taurus, Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Aquarius
Saturn Libra Aries Aquarius Taurus, Gemini, Virgo, Capricorn¹ Aries, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Pisces
Rahu Taurus Scorpio Gemini Virgo, Libra, Capricorn, Aquarius Aries, Cancer, Leo, Sagittarius, Pisces
Ketu Scorpio Taurus Sagittarius Aries, Pisces Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn, Aquarius

¹ 2nd own sign

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Meaning of The Navgrahas

Meaning of The Navgrahas

In Vedic Astrology, only seven planets are considered and the two nodes of Moon (North and South), therefore nine (Nav) planets (Grahas). Below is a summary of the meaning of each planet.

Hindu Name Planet Meaning
Surya, Bhanu Sun 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, leadership, Father, teachers, authority, bosses, political leader, Kings or Presidents. It has anger but momentary. Its element is gold. East is represented by sun.
Chandra Moon 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.
Budha Mercury 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. 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.
Shukra Venus The feminine spirit, beauty, grace, charm, refinement, luxuries, wealth, sensuality, vanity, charisma, glamour, good taste, sexual attraction, elegance, comforts, arts, music, theater, love, wife in a males chart, pleasure of the senses, sugar, affections, conveyances, flowers.
Mangal, Kuja Mars Energy, action, passions, male influence, courage, strength, motivations, anger, violence, determination, aggression, bluntness and boldness, injury, accidents, war, chemists, fire, anger, surgery, initiative, motivation, courage, technical or mechanical ability, sports – athletic, 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 is south.
Guru Jupiter Spiritual teacher, guide, truth, religion, philosophy, spirituality, grace, law, the great benefic, fortune, wealth, expansion, higher education like colleges, optimism, generous, joy, luck, self-indulgent, excessive, faith, children, money, husband in a females chart, long distance travel.
Shani Saturn Discipline, order, structure, dependability, stability, separation, solitude, limitation, obstruction, poverty, death, disease, oppression, pessimistic, worry, fear, bad luck, old age, delays, retards things, concentration, paralysis, depression, stunted, deprivation, bondage, fixed assets, land, property, endurance and lasting, doubt, phobias, darkness, sorrow, longevity, detachment, decay.
Rahu Rahu Fame, extremes, foreigners and foreign lands, fulfillment of worldly desires, status, prestige, power, worldly success, outer success with inner turmoil, obsessive, addictions, psychic, disturbances, collective trends, disturbances, poisons that destroy and heal, medicine, drugs and alcohol.
Ketu Ketu Loss, liberation, perception, wisdom, lack of confidence, negation, self doubt, fantasies, confusion, indecision, illusions, drug addiction and alcoholism, psychic influences, fire, injury, death, spiritual insight.
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Basic Data of The Planets in Jyotisha

Basic Data of The Planets in Jyotisha

Jyotish uses 9 Grahas (planets) in chart analysis:

Table 1

Sun Moon Mercury Venus Mars
Rules Le Ca Ge, Vi Tau, Lib Ar, Sc
Sign of Exaltation Ar Ta Vi Pi Cp
Sign of Debilitation Li Sc Pi Vi Ca
Moolatrikona Sign Le Ca Vi Li Ar
Nature Malefic Benefic Neutral Benefic Malefic
Gender Male Female Neutral Female Male
Karaka of Houses 1, 10 4 2, 10 4, 7 3, 6
Aspects Houses 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 4, 7, 8
Directional Strength (DigBala) 10th House 4th House 1st House 4th House 10th House
Directional Weakness (asleep) 4th House 10th House 7th House 10th House 4th House
Day Sun Mon Wed Fri Tue
Friends Mo, Ma, Ju Su, Me Su, Ve, Ra Me, Sa, Ke Su, Mo, Ju
Enemies Ve, Sa, Ra, Ke Ra, Ke Mo, Ke Su, Ma, Mo, Ra Me, Ra, Ke
Neutral Relationship Me Ma, Ve, Ju, Sa Sa, Ma, Ju Ju Ve, Sa
Period in a Sign 30 days 54-56 hours 20 days 25 days 45 days

Table 2

Jupiter Saturn Rahu Ketu
Rules Sg, Pi Cp, Aq N/A N/A
Sign of Exaltation Ca Li Ta & Ge Sc & Sg
Sign of Debilitation Cp Ar Sc Ta
Moolatrikona Sign Sg Aq Ca Sg
Nature Benefic Malefic Malefic Malefic
Gender Male Neutral N/A N/A
Karaka of Houses 2, 5, 9, 11 6, 8, 10, 12 N/A N/A
Aspects Houses 1, 5, 7, 9 1, 3, 7, 10 None None
Directional Strength (DigBala) 1st House 7th House 6th House 12th House
Directional Weakness (asleep) 7th House 1st House 12th House 6th House
Day Thu Sat N/A N/A
Friends Su, Mo, Ma Me, Ve, Ra Me, Ve, Sa Ma, Ve
Enemies Me, Ve Su, Mo, Ke Su, Mo Su, Mo, Sa, Ra
Neutral Relationship Sa Ju, Ma
Period in a Sign ~13 months 2.5 years 1.8 years 1.8 years
ILUMINA Quick Guide: NavGrahas General Data
ILUMINA Quick Guide: NavGrahas General Data
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The Houses of Jyotisha

The 12 Houses (Bhavas) and Their Meanings
The 12 Houses of Jyotisha (Table 1A)

Sanskrit

Meaning

Significator

Main Rulerships

1

Tanu Body Sun Body, Overall Results, Health, Childhood, Self, Head

2

Dhana Wealth Jupiter Family, Wealth, Speech, Food,

3

Sahaja Siblings Mars Courage, Discomforts, Loss of Property, Loss of Parents, Diplomas

4

Sukha Happiness Moon
Merc
Happiness, Home, Heart, Mother, Large Property Possessions, Heritage

5

Suta Children Jupiter Intelligence, Creativity, Children, Entertainment, Deity, Fortune

6

Ripu Enemy Saturn
Mars
Debts, Diseases, Enemies, Service, loss of relationships

7

Jaya Spouse Venus Spouse, Partners, Contracts, Significant others in all matters

8

Mrityu Death Saturn Death, Disasters, Sex, Loss of Fortunes, Myseteries, Mysticism

9

Dharma Religion Sun
Jupiter
Religion, God, Guru, Fortune, Father, Law, Faith, Protection, humility

10

Karma Work Jup/Sun
Merc/Sat
Career, Prestige, Rise, Success, Government, Material Success

11

Labha Gain Jupiter Gains, Desires, Friends, Older Siblings, Selfishness

12

Vyaya Loss Saturn Donations, Liberation, Losses, Old Age, Private Pleasures, Temples
The 12 Houses of Jyotisha (Table 1B)

Sanskrit

Meaning

Significator

Type

Body Part

1

Tanu Body Sun Trine or Trikona
Angle or Kendra
Head, body in general

2

Dhana Wealth Jupiter Maraka Face, mouth

3

Sahaja Siblings Mars Upachaya Breasts, ears, arms

4

Sukha Happiness Moon
Merc
Angle or Kendra Heart, chest

5

Suta Children Jupiter Trine
Trikona
Belly, womb

6

Ripu Enemy Saturn
Mars
Dushtana
(Difficult)
Lower abdomen

7

Jaya Spouse Venus Angle or Kendra
Maraka
Lap area

8

Mrityu Death Saturn Dushtana
(Difficult)
Genitals, anus

9

Dharma Religion Sun
Jupiter
Trine
Trikona
Thighs, hips

10

Karma Work Jup/Sun
Merc/Sat
Angle or Kendra Knees, back

11

Labha Gain Jupiter Upachaya Legs

12

Vyaya Loss Saturn Dushtana
(Difficult)
Feet

The 12 Houses (Bhavas) and Their Meanings

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Nature of the Houses

Nature of the Houses

In Vedic Astrology there are certain houses that hold more importance over others. You should look at these houses first, before looking at the others.

Kendra (Angle) is considered analogous to “beginning, central, and immediate.” Panaphara (Succedent) is equal to “accumulated or promised in future.” Apoklima (Cadent) is synonym of “declining, remote, and far away”.

Kendra Houses (1, 4, 7, 10)

The 4 inner houses outlined, that is, houses 1, 4, 7 and 10, are the Kendra Houses. Any planet in these houses becomes strong, and in good dignity. But what about the condition of, say, Saturn in house 1? He’s sad but he’s able to work through that condition.

Kendra Houses
Kendra Houses

Panapharas Houses (2, 5, 8, 11)

As the angular houses, the panapharas are the most powerful placements on the chart. They’re successive houses — which are less powerful than angular houses but more powerful than the cadent ones — also possessing quality belonging to the angular houses, either as a representative or subordinate of a powerful person.

Panapharas Houses
Panapharas Houses

Apoklimas Houses (3, 6, 9, 12)

The Greeks called the cadent houses apoklima, which literally means “fall” or “decline,” because the houses are seen as moving away from the strength of the angular houses, which are considered more influential because of their perpendicular and opposite relationships to the Ascendant.

In significance, these houses correspond to the dual signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces). The 9th house is the best among them as it is also a dharma house, and planets positioned there are strong and tend to bring good results. The 12th house is considered the weakest among them and planets positioned there have difficulty to express their energy in the material level, but they can be good in the spiritual level.

Apoklima Houses
Apoklima Houses

Trikona Houses (1, 5, 9)

Trikona means “Triangle”. Houses 1, 5 and 9 make up a triangle and they are the second most important houses to look at in the well-being of a person. Certain planets in these houses will cause either wellness or harm, depending on the sign and degree that they occupy. Planets can be either sad, happy or neutral in houses.

Trikona Houses
Trikona Houses

Upachaya Houses (3, 6, 10, 11)

The outlined houses below — 3, 6, 10 and 11 — are the Upachaya Houses. Planets in these houses will grow better with time. Usually planets such as Saturn, Mars, Sun, Rahu and Ketu do very well in these houses as they give good results after midlife. These houses also indicate fame in a person’s life, or lack thereof.

Upachaya Houses
Upachaya Houses

Kaama Houses (3, 7, 11)

The outlined houses in Chart below are known as Kaama Houses and they are the houses of desires. Houses 3, 7 and 11 and things related to them are the things we desire in life, such as travel, fun, partnership, marriage, friends and money.

Kaama Houses
Kaama Houses

Wealth Giving Houses (2, 9, 11)

Houses 2, 9 and 11 are the houses that give most material wealth and money in our life. The 11th house gives the most amount of wealth depending on its condition and the condition of its lords.

Wealth Houses
Wealth Houses

Dusthana Houses (6, 8, 12)

Houses 6, 8 and 12, colorized in the chart below, are related to all suffering. But, these houses are usually related to health issues more than our mind or material issues. However, they do cause all sorts of issues in one’s life. None of the houses are as bad as we think. Having happy planets in the 8th house will give the native good results in terms of loans, life span, relations with in-laws and benefit from them, and will power to rise above any situation. When life turns into ashes and dust, the native will rise like a phoenix with the help of the 8th house. The 12th house is not necessarily bad. It’s the house of meditation, spirituality, gains from spirituality, gains from foregin lands and hidden talents. This is the house of rest to the soul. Although is the house of losses, it’s also the house of sudden gains because it holds one’s hidden talents and once they are tapped into, gains will follow.

Dusthana Houses
Dusthana Houses

Moksha Houses (4, 8, 12)

The Moksha Houses are the houses of final rest. There houses and the planets in them will tell you if this is your last incarnation or not.

Moksha Houses
Moksha Houses

Maraka Houses

Houses 2, 7 and 8, outlined below, are responsible for one’s death. The 2nd house signifies Family, 7th is Marriage and 8th is life after marriage. Look at the 8th house to see the life span of a person.

Maraka Houses
Maraka Houses
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The 12 Houses (Bhavas) and Their Meanings

The 12 Houses (Bhavas) and Their Meanings

Different aspects of life signified by each of the 12 Houses in the Horoscope.

House

Name

Ruling Planet

Meaning

1st Lagna Bhava Sun 1st house or so called Lagna is the most important of all the houses and determines the longevity, overall well-being, general tendencies, physical appearance, body, limbs, health, character and nature of the native. It specifically signifies the face and the head.
2nd Dhana Bhava Jupiter This house is also called ‘Dhana stana’ (wealth) house (stana means position) and deals with money matters, one’s deposits, income tax, customs, computers. It represents one’s family, early life, wealth, items relating to mouth and face, speech, food habits, vision in general and right eye in particular.
3rd Bratru Bhava Mars Called ‘Bratru’ (brother) house, this is the house of brothers and sisters (siblings), signifies success through own efforts, courage, bravery, adventures, initiative, motivation, fine arts (singing, dancing, directors), voice, matters relating to communication such as writing, shoulders, arms, neck, throat, right ear, hands, boldness and short journeys. One is made singer by this house only.
4th Shukha Bhava Moon, Venus It is also called ‘Matru’ (mother) Bhava. Shukha means comforts. 4th house represents mother, motherland, home life, fixed assets (such as land and property), conveyances (such as cars), general happiness, comforts, primary education, endings, passions, emotions, matters of the heart, mental peace, house and real estate. It represents chest, particularly lungs.
5th Putra Bhava Jupiter This house is called as ‘Putra’ (children) Bhava’ and represents children, intelligence, higher knowledge, sense of destiny (poorvapunya), morals, pleasure, generosity, love affairs, investments and speculations. It indicates stomach and gives professions of teacher, principal and gynaecologist, right knee or leg.
6th Satru Bhava Mars, Saturn This house is called ‘Satru’ (enemies) Bhava, that is house of enemies. It denotes challenges from competitors or enemies, disease, medical or healing profession, debts, subordinates such as workers, service oriented jobs, food, restaurants, police, military. It governs digestive system, quarrels court and jobs done by hand, like typing.
7th Kalatra Bhava Jupiter (Women),
Venus (Men)
Also called ‘Kalatra Bhava’, it represents spouse, business partner, marriage, partners, sexual passions, courts, residence in foreign lands, desire, business or employment in a private firm. It governs sexual organs and diseases thereof.
8th Ayur Bhava Saturn Ayur means lifespan. Also known as ‘Ayu sthana’ it represents life force, longevity, spiritual practices, intuition, psychic abilities, gains from wills, legacies, deeds, court cases and insurance policies, chronic and long-term sickness, monetary gains from partner, secrets, diseases related to reproductive system, anus, misfortunes, accidents, injuries, death, underground wealth, historical things and monuments, parental property and mining.
9th Bhagya Bhava Jupiter Called house of luck (fortune) and religion, it represents father or preceptor, virtuous nature, faith, morals, law, long journeys, higher knowledge, medicine, pilgrimage, higher studies like doctorate, long journeys, languages like Sanskrit, Roman and Hebrew. It also indicates grandparents, grandchildren and mental aptitude towards Yoga and sadhana. It represents hips.
10th Karma Bhava Sun, Mercury, Saturn This house is called ‘Karma sthana’ and represents the acts one does. It signifies profession, or whatever we do or career, respectability, fame, honors, activities that benefit society, authority, government work, father, politics, leadership and management. It governs knees and Back.
11th Laba Bhava Jupiter 11th house is house of gains/profits or ‘Labha’ and represents sources of income, elder brothers and sisters, friend’s circle and legs. Gains through profession, ambitions, desires, support from friends, eldest brother, paternal uncle.
12th Vyaya Bhava Saturn The house of loss and expenses is called ‘Vyaya sthana’ and covers bad habits, confinement (such as prison), hospital, monastic life, misfortunes, long journeys, secret enemies, connections with foreign countries, quests, and bed pleasure — comforts of the bed. It also indicates export and import, also feet. Keeping away from home base or travel. Self-realization and spiritual liberation.

The 12 Houses (Bhavas) and Their Meanings