Vedic astrology provides detailed information regarding all the planets and their nature and influence. In astrology, planets play very crucial role in governing human life. There are nine planets referred to in astronomy while Vedic astrology emphasises only on the seven major planets. The other two planets are only shadow planets, i.e., Ketu and Rahu, which are considered extremely essential. Astrologically planets have their own significance which influences human life. Our solar system is gravitational system consisting of Sun and other bodies that revolve around Sun.
Below are nine planets or navgrahas in Vedic astrology:
1. Sun or Surya
2. Moon or Chandra
3. Mars or Mangala
4. Mercury or Budha
5. Jupiter or Guru
6. Venus or Shukra
7. Saturn or Shani
8. Rahu or Dragon Head
9. Ketu or Dragon Tail
Planets are the most important factors in assessing the horoscope. Depending on where they are placed with each other, a person’s planets can decide fundamental issues in life, such as happiness in marriage, the number of children they will have, and the kind of career they will pursue and so on. While each planet represents a range of affairs, they each have a core symbolic meaning.
In Vedic astrology, Sun is considered as father figure. The sun planet or Surya is a royal planet and the king in astrology. It represents the soul, will-power, father, paternal relations, the king or the high officials. It signifies prestige or official position in society. It provides energy to all the planets. It brightens the whole world with its brightness. In astrology, Sun has been called hottest and most energetic planet among all. It’s hot and angry.
Moon is considered to be the mother factor. Moon or Chandra is also royal planet and is queen in astrology. It represents the mind, sensitivity, emotions, the mother, house and domestic comforts and so on. The Moon rules our looks, emotions and our mental health. Well placed Moons tend to promote happiness, social and physical attractiveness, and this can often lead to more remarkable accomplishments. It’s cold and calm.
Mars is factor of anger in Vedic astrology. Mars or Mangala or Kuja is commander in astrology. It signifies energy, courage, younger brothers & sisters, armed forces, police forces, commanders, men in high position, land, engineering, metals and real estate agents. Mars reflects the fighting ability and aggression towards all perils in life. It gives them courage to deal with every type of situation.
In Vedic astrology, planet Mercury is the symbol of intellectuality. Mercury planet or Budha is prince in astrology. It shows the logical ability of a person. It represents intelligence, speech, maternal uncles, short journeys, the medical profession, trade, computers and the web, astrology, accounts, mathematics, journalism, printing and publishing.
Guru is causal planet of knowledge and intelligence. Jupiter (Guru) or Brihaspati is known as “Devaguru” or guru of Gods. Of all planets, it is the most auspicious planet. It represents higher knowledge, priests, temples, spirituality, teachers, research & scientists, lawyers & judges, children, and understanding of the Shastras and astrology.
In astrology, Venus is the factor of romance, love, beauty and all kinds of relationships in life of any person. Venus or Shukra is “Daityaguru” or guru of the demons. It represents sex life, spouse, kidneys and sex organ, music, arts, dance, gems and jewellers, bars, wines, gambling places, acting, fashion, cosmetics and beauty products. Venus mahadasha Saturn antardasha is always bad.
In Vedic astrology, Saturn represents justice. Saturn or Shani is servant in astrology. It signifies hard work, sorrow, old men, servants and lower-level workers, municipality and drainage work people in the iron and steel industry. A well-placed Saturn can bestow tremendous power, prestige, name and fame and a badly placed Saturn can devastate you.
Rahu is not a physical planet in Vedic astrology. Rahu or Dragons Head or North Node represents, foreigners, foreign countries, international travel, engineering and the technical trades, smoke, old men, grandparents, theft, gambling, drinking, nonconformists, the underworld and the bad elements in the society. It is not a planet, but a shadow planet, basically a point in the north node of the Moon. It always follows materialistic things. This planet behaves like Saturn.
Ketu is also a shadow planet just like Rahu, but it is opposite of Rahu. Ketu or Dragons Tail represents grandparents, technical trades, spiritual inclinations, superstitions and electronics. Ketu serves only to enlighten and is not interested in worldly fame and enjoyment.
Sun (Surya) rules Sunday.
Moon (Chandra) rules Monday.
Mars (Mangala) rules Tuesday.
Mercury (Budha) rules Wednesday.
Jupiter (Guru) rules Thursday.
Venus (Shukra) rules Friday.
Saturn (Shani) rules Saturday.
However, Rahu and Ketu do not rule any day
Each of the nine planets mentioned above produces different results, and at times totally opposite effects, while placed in 12 different rasis. Further, each of them has some good results and some bad results in each sign. This is an essential aspect of astrology which must be remembered. All these nine planets play key role in astrology horoscope.
Therefore, planets are incredibly crucial in astrology. It reflects how life on earth is being handled. Astrologer has to carefully analyse all planets in the horoscope of person to provide a correct prediction, only after that, he offers detailed information to the native.
Sidheshwar Bhalla qualified ‘Jyotish Acharya’ from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Delhi and qualified CA and CS.
Sidheshwar qualified Jyotish Acharya from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan (Delhi) in 2003. As an Indian Vedic Astrologer Sidheshwar imparts direction and guidance to followers across the Globe including people from India, USA, UK, Spain, Russia, Canada, Singapore, Africa.
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