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2. Planets and Houses

 

Planets


In Hindu Astrology there are nine planets or Grahas. These include Rahu and Ketu, which are astronomical points formed where the moons orbit intersects the apparent path of the Sun around the earth.  Each planet is considered to be having masculine, feminine or neutral characteristics
 

Planets and their equivalents in English
 

Graha

English Name

Sex

  Ravi

  Sun

   Masculine

  Chandra

  Moon

   Feminine

  Kuja

  Mars

   Masculine

  Budha

  Mercury

   Neutral

  Guru

  Jupiter

   Masculine

  Shukra

  Venus

   Feminine

  Sani

  Saturn

   Neutral

  Rahu

  Dragon Head

   Feminine

  Ketu

  Dragon Tail

   Neutral

 

 


Rahu and Ketu

The Moons apparent path intersects the ecliptic obliquely at two points called the nodes. The point where the Moon crosses the ecliptic from south to north is called the ascending node or Rahu, where it crosses the ecliptic from north to south is called descending node or Ketu. These two points are 180 degrees apart and their movement is constantly  retrograde, meaning, against the normal direction of movement of planets. Rahu and Ketu are given special status and considered as planets in Indian astrology. Rahu and Ketu take approximately eighteen years and ten days to complete one round of the zodiac

 

Zodiac

 

The Zodiac is a band 18 degrees wide and placed obliquely to the equator. This band can be imagined running around the earth in an east-west direction. Groups of stars can be located along this imaginary belt. This belt is divided into twelve equal parts called Rasi. It is also divided into 27 parts and each part named after a star or group of stars located in the division

Houses

 


When a zodiac is divided into twelve equal parts, each such part has an extension of 30 degrees of arc. Such a division is called a sign or Rasi.
 

There are 12 houses of Rasi's

 

No.

Indian System

Western System

  1

  Mesha

   Aries

  2

  Vrishabha

   Taurus

  3

  Mithuna

   Gemini

  4

  Karkata

   Cancer

  5

  Simha

   Leo

  6

  Kanya

   Virgo

  7

  Tula

   Libra

  8

  Vrischika

   Scorpio

  9

  Dhanu

    Sagittarius

  10

   Makara

    Capricon

  11

   Kumbha

    Aquarius

  12

   Meena

    Pises

 

 



 



 

Lords of Houses

 


Each Rasi has a planet assigned to it as Lord of the House.

 

No.

Lords of 12 Houses

  1

  Mesha

   Mangal or Kuja (Mars)

  2

  Vrishabha

   Shukra (Venus)

  3

  Mithuna

   Budha (Mercury)

  4

  Karkata

   Chandra (Moon)

  5

  Simha

   Surya (The Sun)

  6

  Kanya

   Budha (Mercury)

  7

  Tula

   Shukra(Venus)

  8

  Vrischika

   Kuja(Mars)

  9

  Dhanu

   Guru(Jupiter)

  10

   Makara

   Sani(Saturn)

  11

   Kumbha

   Sani(Saturn)

  12

   Meena

   Guru (Jupiter)


 

Exalted houses of Planets

 


Each planet has a point in the zodiac where it attains maximum strength. The houses where they have the maximum strength are called the houses of exaltation.

                   Planets and their exalted houses (Uchacha)

 

Exaltation

  1

  Ravi

-

  Mesha

  2

  Chandra

-

  Vrishabha

  3

  Kuja

-

  Makara

  4

  Budha

-

  Kanya

  5

  Simha

-

  Karkata

  6

  Shukra

-

  Meena

  7

  Sani

-

  Tula


 

Debilitated houses of  planets

 


Each planet has a point in the zodiac where it has the minimum strength. The houses where the planets have the minimum strength are called the houses of debilitation.

 

Debilitated houses of Planets

  1

  Ravi

-

  Tula

  2

  Chandra

-

  Vrischika

  3

  Kuja

-

  Karkata

  4

  Budha

-

  Meena

  5

  Simha

-

  Makara

  6

  Shukra

-

  Kanya

  7

  Sani

-

  Mesha


 

Planetary relationship

 


Each planet considers another planet as friend, enemy or equal. Some relationships are not mutual, for example, while one planet considers another as a friend, the second planet in turn may not see the first one as a friend. Mercury and Moon are examples.

 

Planets

Friends

Equals

Enemies

  Sun

  Moon
   Mars    Jupiter

  Mercury

   Venus
   Sani
   Rahu

  Moon

  Sun
   Mercury

   Mars
   Jupiter
   Venus
   Saturn

   Rahu

  Mars

  Sun
   Moon
   Jupiter

   Venus
   Saturn

   Mercury
   Rahu

  Mercury

  Sun
   Venus
   Rahu

  Mars
   Jupiter
   Saturn

  
   Moon
   

  Jupiter

  Sun
   Moon
   Mars

  Saturn
   Rahu

  Mercury
   Venus

  Venus

  Mercury
   Saturn
   Rahu

  Jupiter
   Mars

  Sun
   Moon

  Saturn

  Mercury
   Venus
   Rahu

   Jupiter

  Sun
   Moon
   Mars

  Rahu

  Mercury
   Venus
   Saturn

   Jupiter

  Sun
   Moon
   Mars

  Ketu

  Mercury
   Venus
   Saturn
   Rahu

   Jupiter

  Sun
   Moon
   Mars


 

Planets and gem stones

 


Each planet has a gem stone associated with it. The nine stones corresponding to the nine planets are called the Navaratna group of stones.

 

Planet

Gem Stone

  Ravi

  Ruby

Ruby

  Chandra

  Pearl

Pearl

  Kuja

  Coral

Coral

  Budha

  Emerald

Emerald

  Guru

   Pushyaraga
   (Yellow Sapphire)

Pushyaraga

   Shukra

   Diamond

Diamond

  Saturn

  Blue Sapphire

Blue Sapphire

  Rahu

  Gomed

Gomed

  Ketu

  Cat's eye

Cat's eye


 

Planets and their colours

 

 

Planet

Gem Stone

  Ravi

  Red

  Chandra

  White

  Kuja

  Red

  Budha

  Green

  Guru

   Yellow

   Shukra

   White

  Saturn

  Blue

  Rahu

  Smoke

  Ketu

  Smoke


 

Periods of stay of each planet in each sign

 

 

Planet

Period of Stay

  Sun

  30 days

  Moon

  2 1/4 days

  Mars

  45 days

  Mercury

  30 days

  Jupiter

  1 year

  Venus

  30 days

  Saturn

  2 years and 6 months

  Rahu

  1 year and 6 months

  Ketu

  1 year and 6 months


 

Planets and their elements

 

 

Planet and their elements

  Mercury stands for Earthly element

Earthly Elements

  Sun Stands for Fiery element

Fiery Element

  Saturn stands for Airy element

Airy Elements

  Jupiter stands for Ethereal element

Ethereal Elements

   Venus & Moon stands for Watery element

Watery Elements


 

Types of houses

 

 

Movable
(Chara)

Fixed
(Sthira)

Common
(Dwiswabhava)

  Mesha

  Vrishabha

   Mithuna

  Karkata

  Simha

   Kanya

  Tula

  Vrischika

   Dhanu

  Makara

  Kumbha

   Meena


Natural benefics: Jupiter, Mercury, Venus and Waxing Moon Natural malefics:Saturni, Mars, Rahu, Ketu and Sun.

 

Characteristics Associated with Planets

 


Planets are associated with color, metal, elements, grains, seasons etc. Also they are believed to belong to certain caste and sex. These characteristics and associations are given in a table below.

 

Character

Sun

Moon

Mars

Mercury

Color

Copper

White

Red

Green

Nature

Sathwa

Sathwa

Thamas

Rajas

Sex

Male

Female

Male

Eunuch(Female)

Caste

Kshtriya

Vysya

Kshtriya

Sudra

Element

Fire

Water

Fire

Earth

Diety

Agni

Varuna

Subramanya

Vishnu

Garment

Thick

New

HalfBurnt

Wet

Metal/material

Copper

Gems

Gold

Brass

Parts

Bones

Blood

Marrow

Skin

Grains

Wheat

Paddy

Lentil

GreenGram

Seasons

Summer

Winter

Summer

Autumn

Taste

Pungent

Salt

Acidity

Mixed

Residence

Place of worship

Springs

Fire

Play-ground

Temperament

Bilious

Phlegmatic

Bilious

Mixed


 

Character

Jupiter

Venus

Saturn

Color

Mixed Gold&Silver

White/Yellow

Blue/Black

Nature

Sathwa

Rajas

Thamas

Sex

Male

Female

Eunuch (Female)

Caste

Brahman

Brahman

Chandala

Element

Ether

Water

Air

Diety

Indra

Indrani

Brahma

Garment

Shabby

Strong

Rag

Metal/material

Silver

Diamond(Pearl)

Iron(Lead)

Parts

Flesh&Brain

Semen

Muscles

Grains

BengalGram

Beans

Sesamin

Seasons

Snow

Spring

All Seasons

Taste

Sweet&Cool

Sour

Bitter & Astringent

Residence

Store-house

Bed-Chamber

Dustbin

Temperament

Phlegmatic

Windy
&Phlegmatic

Windy