Sun is the father / King of the
entire Solar System. The Sun is the most prominent feature
in our solar system. It is the largest object and contains
approximately 98% of the total solar system mass. One
hundred and nine Earths would be required to fit across
the Sun's disk.
Sun is a male and Kshatriya by caste. Body is both red
and black mixed and is broad. He is lean, likes bitter
and pungent things, loves truth, is charitable, righteous
god fearing, loving and helps others. He is dignified,
honourable, generous, punctual and has very good and serious
In Hindu Mythology Sun is considered as the son of Aditi
and sage Kashyap. Aditi was the mother of Gods. Her sons
were defeated by the demons. Aditi prayed to sun to be
born to her and fight and defeat the demons so that the
Gods could get back their due. Sun agreed to it and was
born as Aditya.
Sun is general significator for Soul, Father, power or
Strength heat fire worship of Siva thorned trees, splendor
courage being in royal favour bitterness, old age, cattle,
land, taste, self-realization, world of mortals, square,
bone, valour, grass, the belly, strenuous effort, half
a year, eye, wandering over the mountains, quadruped,
traveling dealing, scorch, circular shape.
It is generally seen that a weak
Sun causes some deficiency with respect to the above-mentioned
significations and a strong Sun is the giver of many boons.
Moon is the queen of the planets. It is the only natural
satellite of the earth. Though it is considered as a luminary
in astrology it does not emit its own light but shines due
to the reflection of Sun’s radiation. At the perigee
moon is 356404 Kilometers away from the earth and at the
apogee it is 406680 Kilometers away from the earth. As applicable
for all the planets its path is also elliptic. Moon is nearly
1/4th the size of the earth. One interesting thing is that
only one half of the moon is visible to us on Earth.
Moon is waxing or waning according as she is in the bright
half or in the dark half. The former is called Shukla Paksha
and the latter Krishna Paksha. Moon is a female and Vaishya
by caste. She is strong during night, as Sun is during day,
white in colour, fickle-minded, has a round & tall body.
She is of satwic temperament, mild, loves truth, and possesses
more blood. Fair in complexion and of large stature.
According to Harivansha Purana moon
was the son of Sage Atri and was nurtured by the ten dishas
(directions). Moon married the daughters of Daksha Prajapati.
They were 27 in number. The names of these daughters are
the 27 Nakshatras of the Zodiac.
Moon generally signifies Mother, flower, good perfume, going
to a fortress, idleness, Phlegmatic humour, epilepsy, enlargement
of the spleen, mental disposition, heart, woman, virtue
or vice, sourness, sleep, happiness, any thing like water,
silver, thick sugarcane, typhoid, travel, well, tank, mother,
impartiality, mid-day, pearls, consumption, whiteness, waistband,
bell-metal, salt, short stature, mind, ability, pond, pearl,
winter season etc.
Malefic Moon causes venereal diseases and nose inflammation.
Mars is commander-in-chief in Indian astrology, this is
the red planet, is the fourth planet from the sun and the
most Earth-like planet in our solar system. It is about
half the size of Earth and has a dry, rocky surface and
a very thin atmosphere.
He represents the physical strength in man. He is cruel,
malefic and male of Kshatriya caste, of tyrannizing temper,
wicked, a little tall, and always young. Bad habits and
of unsteady temperament. He is a fiery planet. Likes astringent
taste. He has sparkling eyes and is of a fiery complexion.
His constitution is healthy. Has a sharp and cruel eye.
Young body, generous, of unsteady mind, a narrow waist and
has strong marrow in his bones. Wears partly burnt cloth,
likes bitter and sour taste.
According to Hindu Mythology Mars is considered as Bhumiputra.
He is considered to be the son of mother Earth. It is said
that when earth was lying submerged in vast expanse of the
sea. Lord Vishnu in his Varaha Avatar lifted the earth and
brought it out and placed it in a suitable orbit. Mother
earth was grateful and asked for a feminine boon. O God
give me a child of yours. To which God agreed. Mars is the
result of this godly union with the rescued Earth. One such
story relates to Mars being the son of Lord Shiva and mother
Mars generally signifies sports,
land, strength, carrying arms for the battle, Kingship,
loss of virility, thief, battle, hostility, enemy, generosity,
love for deep red colour things, owning a garden, sound
of a trumpet, affection, quadruped, king, fool, anger, going
to a foreign country, firmness, supporter, fire, controversy,
bile, heat, wound, service under a ruler, day, sky, seeing,
shortness, disease, fame, tin, sword, lance or spear, minister,
fracture of a limb, jewel.
Mercury is heir-apparent or prince. Mercury is the planet
closest to the Sun in our Solar System. This small, rocky
planet has almost no atmosphere. Mercury has a very elliptical
orbit and a huge range in temperature. During the long daytime
(which lasts 58.65 Earth days or almost an entire Mercurian
year, which is 88 days long), the temperature is hotter
than an oven; during the long night (the same length), the
temperature is colder than a freezer
Mercury was born out of association of Moon and Tara the
wife of Brihaspati, the Deva guru. The story is that Moon
abducted Tara and took refuse in the Ashram of Shukra. The
guru of Asuras. After all the gods appealed for the better
judgement to Moon he understood his mistake. A remorseful
moon returned Tara to Brihaspati. Tara was carrying Moon’s
child. The child was duly delivered. The child was very
beautiful. Tara had disclosed the paternity to Brihaspati
who in a brahmanical forgiving gesture accepted the inevitable.
Mercury represents speech. Benefic when associated with
benefics, malefic when associated with malefics. He is shudra
by caste and is impotent. He is of middle stature, kind
words, colour of grass. Possesses thick skin, is windy,
bilious and phlegmatic. Rajasic temper. An airy planet.
Well-informed & courageous. He is of tender age and
gives a vigorous and active mind and good memory. By nature
he is cold, dry & melancholy.
Generally Mercury signifies Education, treasury, mathematics,
wisdom, speech, Brahmin, infantry, writing, new garment,
palatial building, green colour, sculpture, astrology, pilgrimage
to holy places, wise lectures, temple, trading, best ornaments,
courteous speech, Vedanta philosophy, maternal-grand-father,
bad dreams, facing North, skin, wet, bell-metal, renunciation,
Ritu, a beautiful house, doctor, neck, influencing through
recitation of mantras, child, crooked look, heaven, modesty,
paternal relation, fear.
If not well placed in horoscope, makes the native mean,
cunning, thief, messenger or a servant.
Jupiter is the fifth and largest planet in our solar system.
This gas giant has a thick atmosphere, 39 known moons, and
a dark, barely-visible ring. Its most prominent features
are bands across its latitudes and a great red spot (which
is a storm).
Jupiter is prime minister. Benefic planet, male, Brahmin
by caste, has eyes of the colour of honey, intelligent,
stout body, phlegmatic nature, white colour, possesses gold
coloured hair. Satwic by temperament, an earthy planet,
is of bright yellow colour. He is mild, lover of truth,
charitable, righteous, God-fearing, helps others, merciful,
sacrificing etc. He is the planet of joy and hope, sympathy,
and true generosity. Makes a person conservative, catholic,
orthodox and formal.
Jupiter is the Guru of Devtas. His
father is Maharishi Angira. Maharishi’s wife got the
knowledge and procedures of performing the vrata from Sanat
Kumars for having a son. She performed the vrata with complete
devotion and the Gods were satisfied and a son was born
in their house. The son was the lord of wisdom Jupiter.
In astrology Jupiter is significator for Son Or Daughter,
Guru, one’s duty, Chariot, cow, infantry, savings,
Meemamsa, treasure, horse, curd, etc. large body, Valour,
reputation, logic, astrology, son, grandson, dropsy, wealth
of elephants, philosophy, great grand-fathers, palatial
house, gems, eldest brother, grand father, Lord Indra, cold
season, wrath, jewel, merchant, physical health, a beautiful
mansion, royal honour, thigh, Gods, penance, charity, religious
duty, helping others.
If Jupiter strong in a horoscope he makes the native jovial,
religious and honest.
Venus is the second planet from the sun in our solar system.
It is the hottest planet in our Solar System. This planet
is covered with fast-moving sulphuric acid clouds, which
trap heat from the Sun. Its thick atmosphere is mostly carbon
dioxide. Venus has an iron core but only a very weak magnetic
Venus is also prime minister. She is a benefic and a Brahmin,
female, of a slightly dark colour, broad joints and black
hair. Is of an attractive personality, windy and phlegmatic
nature, rajasic temperament, dull planet, neither white
nor black, gives a symmetrical body, likes sour taste. Fond
of perfumes and scents, knows music and embroidery. She
is a watery planet, leads a comfortable life, has curly
black hair, wears strons cloth.
Shukracharya is the son of Sage Bhrigu. He is the preceptor
of the demons. Shukra was the only one considered worthy
of being granted the knowledge of Mrit – Sanjivani
vidya by Lord Shiva. This knowledge is supposed to bring
back even dead to life.
Planet Venus is generally signifies wife, a good chowrie,
garment, marriage, income, a biped, woman, Brahmin, Shubha,
Whiteness, short, sour, flower, command, fame, Youthful
vigour, Vehicle, silver, South-East quarter saltish, ogling,
scratching, half a month, the quality of passion, strong,
pearl, Yajur Veda, Vaishya, beauty, buying and selling,
love-making, watery resort, elephant, horse, variegated
colour, poetry, dancing, middle age.
If powerful in a horoscope, makes the native beautiful with
Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun in our solar system.
It is the second-largest planet in our solar system (Jupiter
is the largest). It has beautiful rings that are made mostly
of ice chunks (and some rock) that range in size from the
size of a fingernail to the size of a car. Saturn is made
mostly of hydrogen and helium gas.
Saturn is a servant. Is a malefic and impotent, belongs
to a low or mixed caste. Earthy planet, likes bitter things.
Cheat, tale-bearer, quarrelsome, stubborn, lazy and cruel.
Labourer. The malignant planet, Sani is called the star
of sorrow. He is of old age. Causes re-marriage, has owl's
eyes, rotten nails, rotten hair, over eats. He is of Tamasic
temperament, wears torn cloth.
Saturn is the son of Sun and Chhaya. Saturn is a planet,
which has been much, wronged and was cursed by his own wife
and celestial mother Parvati. In fact after realizing her
mistake Maa Parvati gave a boon to Saturn that no important
event in the life of a person will occur unless Saturn gives
his divine sanctity to that work either by transit or aspect
to such relevant house.
In astrology Saturn is general significator for laziness,
obstruction, older people, elephant, skin, gain, proof or
witness, distress, sickness, misunderstanding, misery, death,
happiness through a woman, maid servant, asses and mules,
outcaste, one with disfigured limbs, haunting woods, handsome
look, gift, a lord, a portion of life, eunuch, one born
of the lowest caste, birds, the three sacred fires, a servile
duty, unrighteous conduct, one without manliness, telling
lies, long lasting, wind, old age, tendons and muscles,
strong at the end of the day, Shishir Ritu or winter, great-anger,
exertion, born of a very low mother.
If Saturn be strong in a horoscope, makes the native shy,
averse to society, careful of his affairs and family, fanciful,
and subtle for his own ends.
In astrology Rahu is considered as dragon's head and is
known as the north node of Moon, the point where the Moon's
orbit crosses the ecliptic.
Rahu is a shadowy planet, fisher-man caste, a female, a
Mlechchha, of wicked disposition, moves in apasavya direction,
is courageous and daring, has a serpent body, troublesome
and cunning. A malefic, resides in mountains and forests,
causes pox, worms, suicide.
There is a story behind birth of Rahu & Ketu, which
relates to the great churning of the ocean by the Devas
and the Asuras to take out Amrita. Lord Vishnu with the
intention of preserving good made it a point that the Amrita
should not go to the Asuras. To ensure this he took the
form of Mohini. Mohini so maneuvered the sitting arrangement
that she got to the Devtas first. The Asura to understand
this trick was Swarbhanu. He took the form of Devas and
positioned himself in between Sun and Moon. When his term
came he also received Amrita from the disguised Lord Vishnu.
Before Swarbhanu could drink the Amrita Sun and Moon identified
it. Lord Vishnu severed off his head with his Sudarshan
Chakra. However, some drops of Amrita had gone down hence
both the head and body became immortal. The head represents
Rahu and Tail is Ketu.
Umbrella, kingdom, gathering, fallacious
argument, hurting by speech, downcast, wicked woman, decorated
vehicle, an irreligious man, gambling, strong at twilight,
going abroad, impurity, bone, enlargement of spleen, falsehood,
downward look, perplexity, facing the Southern quarter,
shelter of outcaste or low people, painful swelling, a big
forest, wandering in rugged places, mountain, pain, staying
outside, tending towards South-West, wind, phlegm, sorrow,
serpent, night breeze, sharp, long, reptile, reading of
Ketu is known as the dragon's tail, which gives birth to
comets and meteors and is known as the descending or the
south node of Moon.
Ketu is also a shadowy planet. Catches snakes and is a sanyasin,
goes on begging, is of a mixed caste, knows mantras, is
a physician, grateful but cunning, makes pilgrimages, practices
Yoga, has divine strength and helps in going to salvation.
Ketu is a significator for worship of God Chandeesa, God
Ganesha and many other gods, doctor, dog, a cook, vulture,
salvation, all kinds of wealth, consumption, pain, fever,
bathing in the Holy Ganges, great penance, wind, a Hunter,
friendship, conferring of prosperity, stone, wound, witchcraft,
inconstancy, knowledge of Brahma, belly, eye-sore, stupidity,
thorn, deer, knowledge, observing silence as a fast, philosophy,
all sorts of luxuries, luck, trouble from enemies, loss
of appetite, indifference to the world, paternal grandfather,
hunger, severe stomachache, boil sand the like skin troubles,
revoking the orders of arrest and, the association of Sudra.