• 11th July 2012 - By admin

    THE 9 PLANETS OF VEDIC ASTROLOGY

     

    Nine planets in Vedic Astrology

     

    The Sun – Owns the zodiac sign Leo. It is the ruler of all the planets and believed to be the source of vitality.  It signifies the soul’s energy, confidence, consistency, power, self-growth and development, ego, father, and plays a key roles in career. The planets move around the Sun and are dependent on its energy for existence of life forms. Sun brings success, intellect, wisdom, fame and wealth and is the ruler of zodiac sign Leo. Good placement of Sun can give rise to fame in the area, field, or even the whole world. The higher Sun is the Self or Soul, the lower is the expression of our false self or ego. The Sun is the only light in the chart, or in life. The other planets merely reflect the Sun’s Light. It is the ONE that connects all things – the ocean of light that is our true nature. As such it illuminates the path of truth, giving the strength to sacrifice our smaller desires so that we may purify and reclaim our Self as the highest truth.

     

    Moon –  Owns the zodiac sign of Cancer. The Moon represents the peace of mind, connection or neglect, other people, the public, mother, nurturing, individual’s thoughts, feelings, expressions etc.  The Moon also possesses dominance over the waters and liquids within our bodies. The Moon is responsible for growth, fertility and conception. The higher Moon reflects the joy and sharing that comes with having peace of mind, the lower Moon shows the neglect and withdrawal we experience when faced with losing that peace. The Moon is the Soul as it descends into matter, and it is our connection to this soul through sense mind and body.  It is where we are the most easily hurt and the most vulnerable. The Moon shows the quality of our nurturing and our capacity to nurture others. It shows the clarity

     

    Mars – It owns the zodiac signs of Aries and Scorpio. Sun being the king of solar system, Mars is the commander. Mars signifies physical strength, focus, opinions, aggression, logic, discipline, recklessness, leadership abilities, friends and brothers.  Mars is the spiritual warrior, stopping at nothing to know the truth so as to free the soul from bondage. But it can also be the combative and opinionated nature to which we can be reduced. Mars gives us the discipline and focus to improve and transform our life through right action based on our principles. When his principled energy is directed inward toward higher purposes, he brings the courage to face our internal weaknesses and improve our lives.

     

    Mercury – It owns the zodiac signs of Gemini and Virgo. Mercury signifies speech and communication, skills, intellect, dexterity, equanimity, neutrality, curiosity, playfulness, and education.  Both Jupiter and Mercury represent human intelligence or DHI SHAKTI. Mercury indicates an immature side of intelligence as compared to the more mature one of Jupiter.  Mercury is discrimination, for either good or bad. Proper discrimination implies neutrality; such is the nature of Mercury. This neutrality can lead to a disconnected, ungrounded intellect or one prone to bad influences.  His nature is also to play, be curious and experiment, as it is through these activities that we hone our skills and through proper speech and clear communication that we are able to manifest something tangible from them. He governs the detail-oriented nature of the mind. Mercury shows if we will become ensnared in the details or organize them into a paradigm of truth, which leads to our freedom.

     

    Jupiter – Owns the zodiac signs of Sagittarius and Pisces. Jupiter signifies knowledge, wisdom, expansion, (children, education, spirituality) teachers and teaching, optimism, and plays a key role in marriages.  Jupiter is the planet responsible for success, fortune and fame. The largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter it is associated with expansion, growth and and opportunity. The position of Jupiter in ones’ chart serves as an indicator of one’s faith, confidence, buoyancy, higher mind, wisdom, optimism and generosity. A well placed Jupiter is associated with the spiritual, philosophical and intellectual realms. Jupiter is our capacity to do good, and to always wish to choose the good over the bad. He is where we expand in life and want to share God’s grace. Through wealth, children and education we expand externally; through faith and valuing God’s grace we expand internally. Jupiter rules all of these domains. Jupiter is also the primary significator of Astrology.

     

    Venus –  Venus owns the zodiac signs of Taurus and Libra. Venus signifies pleasure, love, sex, happiness, sensual desire, service, devotion, courtesy, manners, vitality, respect, improvement, and spouse.  Venus governs beauty, wealth, romance, passion, music. Venus is about pleasure- love, romance and harmony in our emotional attachments, marriages, friendships and other unions.  Much of our human life is learning to transmute our physical desires, from the animal (sensory pleasure) to the human (human love) to the God (Spiritual devotion). Venus is key to this transformation as she rules all three of these important qualities of life.  Venus is the planet that gives us happiness, but maturity with Venus is learning to find happiness in the things that replenish our energy, not drain it. The main issue with Venus is how high of a price we are willing to pay for our happiness. Part of this discipline is learning to think of the needs of others, thus the first lesson of Venus is to respect and value others needs as much as our own. A strong Venus will not pay too high of a price for happiness and thus not leave our selves and others feeling devalued through the selfish pursuit of our desires. From this point of selflessness a deeper devotion to God emerges.

     

    Saturn –  It rules the zodiac signs of Capricorn and Aquarius. Saturn signifies ambition, fear, responsibility, the perseverance and capacity for hard work, stress, isolation, old people, sickness, misery, obstacles, delays, and separation. The planet gives huge importance to discipline and responsibility.  It is through Saturn that we come to experience ourselves as a separate being and make peace with our limitations or not, the ultimate limitation being death itself. Anxiety, fear, sorrow, insecurity, loss and life’s painful lessons are all ways Saturn teaches us to give up attachment to form and not take things so personally. However, at some point something much bigger than what we can control will force us to our knees, like the death of a loved one, a chronic illness or an excessive amount of responsibility that was our distraction. These crises force our pain into the open where we must face them.  The greatness of Saturn is that he teaches us sensitivity to others and a respect for all; for once we have suffered we become sensitive to all who suffer. Once his ability for control is properly aligned with dharmic purposes, Saturn gives the perseverance and concentration to put into practice what we have learned, not just acknowledge it mentally. He allows us to be alone to work through our salvation, which is the only possibility.

     

    Rahu – Rahu, the north node of the moon, shows the main forces of desire that have compelled us to take a body in this lifetime. Rahu rules Aquarius. Rahu is believed to represent the head of the dragon. Rahu represents material desire, but because he is not a physical planet he operates on the subconscious level. He distorts our perceptions and colors the world according to his desires. He tends to obliterate the essence of things, focusing on their material substance. He is our deepest subconscious material desire. Rahu obsesses over the things we need to learn so we can eventually be freed of them. There are certain lessons we can only learn in a physical body, in the physical world, and Rahu’s obsessions indicate those things.  Rahu will tend to feel like Saturn in that both of these planets bring stress and fear. The stresses of Saturn are based on the tangible known things in the universe that can go wrong, the health, the income, etc.; Rahu feels stress and worry about the many unknown, undeveloped qualities of our mind and experience. Rahu aspects the signs 5,7,9 and 12 from it. Rahu can be very spiritual when powerful and aligned with dharmic planets.

     

    Ketu – Ketu, the south node of the moon, is the other half of the demon, the headless body. Ketu rules Scorpio. It is believed to represent the tail of demon. Ketu stands for dissatisfaction, detachment, solitude, intense scrutiny, liberation, moksha, and spirituality. Where Rahu obsesses over the things of this world, Ketu seeks to be freed from them. Rahu is material and loses the essence of things in their substance. Ketu perceives the essence of things but is unsatisfied with anything substantive in the world.  Ketu brings doubt and a sharp criticism to the areas of life that he sees, resulting in us looking ever higher to find the truthful answers to them. Ketu is the body of the demon without a head, it has no aspect as it has no eyes. It is the Karaka of Moksha.

    Bhava Karaka,  Sthira Karaka, Adi Devta and Pratyadi Devtas will be added in a while.

  • 2 Responses to “Vedic Astrology Planets”

    • Ana Cristina on July 19, 2012

      I will look for other articles.
      You write and speak very well.
      Congratulations.

    • Sunit P Mehta on July 21, 2012

      Dear Ana,
      Thank you for the kind words and encouragement. Welcome to the divine world of Jyotish – Vedic Astrology.

      Aum Gurave Namah
      Sunit P Mehta
      Vedic Astrologer

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