PLANETS IN ASTROLOGY

Ever wondered about the importance of these planets in astrology? Why do they exist, and what do they denote or signify in an individual's life? Well, if you also have such questions ongoing in your mind, you have come to the right place to find answers to these questions. As we know, there are a total of 9 planets in Vedic astrology that impact our lives. Moreover, the positions of these planets at the time of birth of an individual denote what the future holds for them. Moreover, according to some theories, it is also proved that the position and movement of these planets do tend to affect an individual's life.

In Vedic astrology, the position of the planets during the time of birth of a native is calculated in order to get insights into the life of the native. Also, in planet jyothisham, these planets are associated with important aspects of an individual's life. All the nine planets hold great significance in different aspects of life. The position of these planets are also calculated to see if they have a strong position or a weak position. This is done as these strong or weak positions define if they will have their positive impacts on the native's life or their negative impacts will have much more power and domain. Before understanding the aspects these plants hold importance and domain over, let us understand in detail about how they tend to impact an individual's life. If you too are curious to know which planet rules your horoscope and how they impact your life, then get your detailed Kundli, or Panchang analysis checked by the best astrologers using InstaAstro's website or download the app and get solutions to all your queries and problems.

Significance Of Planets In Astrology

According to Vedic astrology, there are primarily nine planets that rule an individual's life. Therefore, their position in the twelve houses of the Navamsa and the Birth chart of an individual becomes a deciding factor in an individual's life. Thus, when a person is born, one of the first tasks done by the family members includes recording the exact time of birth and then calculating the birth chart of the child. They then further get the birth chart of the child analysed in detail to know what the future holds for the child.

Every planet has some specific area of dominance in an individual's life. Moreover, the position of these planets also determines certain characteristics and behavioural traits of an individual. If they have a weak position, they might not be able to have a dominant positive impact; however, if they have a strong or favourable position, they are quite prone to bless the native with anything and everything their heart desires for. Their impact is seen as these planets are considered to revolve around the Earth; this means it takes Earth as the centre and not the Sun. Therefore, the planets not only possess the control and dominion over certain life aspects and behavioural characteristics of the native but also tend to affect the physical appearance of an individual, their relations with their parents and partner, and also their relations with other family members. Moreover, they also tend to control the success and career aspects of an individual. In conclusion, we can say that these planets hold control and dominion over each and every aspect of an individual's life and thus tend to play a very important role in the native's life.

As we have already established that there are nine planets in Vedic astrology that are the dominating force in an individual's life. One interesting fact about these planets includes that out of these nine planets, two are considered as Shadow planets. These shadow planets are Rahu and Ketu. Others include Sun, Moon, Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn. These planets are considered Gods in Hindu mythology, but Rahu and Ketu come as an exception to this. Let us know why this is so.

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Story Behind The Formation Of Rahu And Ketu

Rahu and Ketu happen to be shadow planets that are commonly known to have negative impacts on an individual's life. Therefore, they are included with the other seven God planets in an individual's life. Let us get to know the reason for this.

Rahu and Ketu were originally not two entities but one. During the time of Samudra Manthan, when the Devas and the Asuras were fighting for dominion of Amrit, one of the Asuras disguised himself as a Deva and sneaked in with the Devas. As we know, in the end, the Devas won the dominion of Amrit, and while they were distributing it among all the Devas, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu found out the truth about one of the Devas being an imposter. This means they knew that there was an extra Dev in the count. They found the disguised Asur. As soon as the Rasksasa was about to drink, the Amrit Lord Vishnu, through his Sudarshan Chakra, cut the Asura's throat. However, by the time Sudarshan chakra reached the Asur, a few drops of Amrit had already entered his body. As the Sudarshan Chakra had already cut his body and also the few drops of Amrit had already entered the Asuras body, he was divided into two and was at the same time immortal. This means the Asur now had not one but two bodies - The Head and The Torso/ Tail.

The head of the Asur is known as Rahu, and the latter half is known as Ketu. by originally being an Asur, it thus tends to impact an individual negatively. Thus, today Rahu Ketu symbols include the head and the tail of the Asur. This is how Rahu and Ketu came into existence and became a part of the Navgraha that rule an individual's life.

9 Planets And Their Characteristics In Astrology

  1. Sun Astrology - Surya

Some important aspects and characteristics of Sun planet includes the following:-

  1. - Element - Fire element
  2. - Favourable colour - Dark red colour
  3. - Gender - Man
  4. - Representation - Kshatriya caste
  5. - Guna - Rajasik Guna
  6. - Nature - Pitta nature

Sun planet astrology represents the domains of self respect and authority in an individual’s life. People often refer to it as Surya, Surya planet in english means and represents the Sun. As the sun is the centre of the galaxy, the natives having this as their dominant planet tend to be a little self obsessed in nature. The natives also come around to be egoistic in nature. They will always possess dominance and spotlight on themselves rather than having it on anyone else. The native will always focus on being the centre of attraction and attention no matter where they go. Moreover, the natives also come around to be purpose driven. They will find their motives and goals and will do anything and everything in order to achieve them. Also the aspects that the Sun possesses dominion over include brain, heart , eyes, head and also bones. The Sun friendly planets include Moon, Mars and Jupiter. However, on the other hand, the enemies of this planet include Saturn and Venus.

  1. Moon Astrology - Chandra

Critical aspects of Moon planet includes the following:-

  1. - Element - Water
  2. - Representation - Vaisya (business-class) caste
  3. - Gender - Women
  4. - Guna - Rajasik Guna
  5. - Nature - Vata-Kapha nature
  6. - Favourable Colour - White

Moon planet astrology dominates the aspects of emotion and positivity in an individual’s life. People often refer to it as Chandra, Chandra planet in English means and represents the Moon. The natives of the Moon dominant planet come around to be ruled by their emotions more than their mind. They represent the characteristics of the Moon very well. The natives also come around to be nurturing and giving in nature. They will befriend anyone and everyone they meet and will possess motherly love and care for their near and dear ones. The native will always focus on doing good for others, rather than thinking about themselves. They are also known to go to extreme lengths to make their loved ones happy. The Moon tends to represent the following aspects in an individual’s life, these include - mind, mother’ side and feelings, eyesight, age, saliva, lungs and also mind. The Moon friendly planets include Sun, and Mercury. However, on the other hand, the enemies of this planet are none.

  1. Mars Astrology- Mangal

Some important features Mars planet includes the following:-

  1. - Element - Fire element
  2. - Representation - Warrior (Kshatriya) class
  3. - Gender - Man
  4. - Guna - Tamsik Guna
  5. - Nature - Pitta nature
  6. - Colour - Red colour

Mars planet astrology places great importance over courage and strength aspects in an individual’s life. People often refer to it as Mangal, the Mangal planet in English means and represents Mars. The natives of the Mars dominant planet come around to have an analytical and logical approach towards life. The natives also come around to be brave in nature and also possess great confidence. These qualities possessed by the natives make them ideal leaders as people often refer to them as born leaders because of these skills. They are also known to go to extreme lengths to make their loved ones happy. Mars tends to represent the following aspects in an individual’s life, these include - arms, siblings, thief, wound, blood and muscle. The Mars friendly planets include Sun, Jupiter, and Moon. However, on the other hand, the enemies of this planet include Mercury.

  1. Venus Astrology - Shukra

Important characteristics of Venus planet includes the following:-

  1. - Representation - Brahmin caste
  2. - Gender - Female
  3. - Element - water
  4. - Guna - Rajasik Guna
  5. - Nature - Kapha nature
  6. - Favourable Colour - Bright White

Venus planet astrology represents fertility and beauty in an individual’s life. People often refer to it as Shukra, Shukra grah in english means and represents Venus. Lord Venus also known as Shukra dev is known to be the supporter of Asuras in any and every war against the Gods and Devas. The natives of the Venus dominant planet come around to have a very romantic approach towards life. They are quite often termed as born lovers and believe in old-school romance. The natives also possess great desire for sexual pleasure. These qualities possessed by the natives make them quite romantic in nature and they are also prone to having multiple relationships in their life. They are also known to go to extreme lengths to make their loved ones happy. Venus tends to represent the following aspects in an individual’s life, these include - beauty, wife, love affairs, poetry, singing, and also women. The Venus friendly planets include Saturn, and Mercury. However, on the other hand, the enemies of this planet include Sun, Moon, Jupiter, and Mars.

  1. Saturn Astrology - Shani

Saturn planet aspects includes the following:-

  1. - Favourable Colour - black colour
  2. - Element - Air
  3. - Representation - Shudra
  4. - Nature - Vata Kapha
  5. - Gender - Man
  6. - Guna - Tamsik Guna

Saturn planet astrology govers the aspects of justice and honour in an individual’s life. People often refer to it as Shani, Shani planet in english means and represents Saturn. The natives of the Saturn dominant planet come around to have a justice-loving approach towards life. They are quite often termed as the leaders or Nayaks. The natives also possess great desire for status. However, because of the planet they will only get it if they have worked hard enough for it. They are also known to be ruled by karmas. They will and always fear what they do and how people perceive them. Moreover, the native will always get what they had asked for in their life because of the karmic and justice loving aspect of this planet. Saturn tends to represent the following aspects in an individual’s life, these include - jealousy, thief, justice, servants, age, luxury, hears and also diseases. The Saturn friendly planets include Venus, and Mercury. However, on the other hand, the enemies of this planet include Sun, Moon, Jupiter, and Mars.

  1. Mercury Astrology - Budh

Important characteristics of Mercury planet includes the following:-

  1. - Representation - business class (Vaishya)
  2. - Element - earth element
  3. - Nature - Vaat, Pitta and Kapha natures
  4. - Favourable Colour - green
  5. - Guna - Satavik Guna
  6. - Gender - Man

Mercury planet astrology controls the aspects of communication and wit in an individual’s life. People often refer to it as Budh or Budhan, thus, Budh planet in english and Budhan planet in english both means and represents the same planet that is Mercury. The natives of the Budh dominant planet come around to be very intelligent and knowledgeable in nature. They possess deep love for gaining knowledge and would also love to spread it among others. The natives also possess a great sense of humour. These qualities possessed by the natives make them quite likeable by other people and also makes them befriend people easily. They are also known to go to extreme lengths to make their loved ones happy. Mercury tends to represent the following aspects in an individual’s life, these include - skin related disease, sex related diseases, mathematical abilities, trade, speech and also tongue. The Mercury friendly planets include Sun, and Venus. However, on the other hand, the enemies of this planet include the Moon.

  1. Jupiter Astrology - Brihaspati

Some critical features of Jupiter planet includes the following:-

  1. - Representation - Brahmin caste
  2. - Element - space element
  3. - Guna - Sattva Guna
  4. - Nature - Kapha nature
  5. - Favourable Colour - Yellow
  6. - Gender - Man

Jupiter planet astrology represents the domains of prayer and devotion in an individual’s life. People often refer to it as Brihaspati and Guru thus, Guru planet in English and Brihaspati planet in English both mean and represent the same planet Jupiter. Lord Brihaspati also known as guru is known to be the guru of all the Devas. The natives of the Jupiter dominant planet come around to have great leadership skills. They are quite often termed as born leaders. The natives also come around to be quite successful in aspects of career and education. They are also known to possess deep knowledge about almost anything and everything. They are also known to go to extreme lengths to make their loved ones happy. Jupiter tends to represent the following aspects in an individual’s life, these include - religion, devotion, gold, wisdom, guru and marriage. The Jupiter friendly planets include Sun, Moon, and Mars. However, on the other hand, the enemies of this planet include Venus and Mercury.

  1. Rahu Astrology - Northern Node Of Moon

Important aspects and characteristics of Rahu planet includes the following:-

  1. - Nature - Vaat Pitta nature
  2. - Favourable Colour - dark colours
  3. - Element - Air Element
  4. - Guna - Tamasik Guna
  5. - Gender - Man
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Rahu planet astrology represents the domains of manipulation and addiction in an individual’s life. Rahu is considered to be a shadow planet, thus in English it determines the nodes of the Moon, therefore, Rahu in English means and represents the northern Node of the Moon. Rahu is known as a malefic planet, this means it does not come with good but only negative and bad aspects. The natives of this dominant planet tend to indulge in activities like theft, robbery, other criminal activities and also are prone to addiction. Rahu tends to represent the following aspects in an individual’s life, these include - relations with grandfather, relations with grandmother, accident, diseases, and also claims difficulties in life. The rahu friendly planets include Saturn, and Venus. However, on the other hand, the enemies of this planet include Sun, Moon, and Mars.

  1. Ketu Astrology - Southern Node Of Moon

Ketu planet important features includes the following:-

  1. - Nature - Pitta nature
  2. - Favourable Colour - Red colour
  3. - Element - Fire Element
  4. - Guna - Tamasik Guna
  5. - Representation - Warrior (kshatriya) caste
  6. - Gender - Man

Ketu planet astrology represents spirituality and greed in an individual’s life. Ketu is considered to be a shadow planet, thus in English it determines the nodes of the Moon, therefore, Ketu in English means and represents the Southern Node of the Moon. Ketu , just like Rahu, is known as a malefic planet, this means it does not come with much good but more negative and bad aspects. The natives of this dominant planet tend to indulge in criminal activities and also are prone to addiction. Moreover, the native will be spiritually inclined, making them possess deep interest in the supernatural. Also the native might come around as greedy in nature. Ketu tends to represent the following aspects in an individual’s life, these include - sibling, blood, muscle, operations and also ear and nose. The Ketu friendly planets include Saturn, and Venus. However, on the other hand, the enemies of this planet include Sun, Moon, and Mars.

Name of planets and their lords?

The planets and their lords are the following:

  1. - Sun planet Lord is Surya.
  2. - Moon planet Lord is Chandra.
  3. - Mercury planet Lord is Buda.
  4. - Venus planet Lord is Shukra.
  5. - Mars planet Lord is Mangal.
  6. - Jupiter planet Lord is Brihaspati.
  7. - Saturn planet Lord is Shani.
  8. - Rahu planet Lord is Durga.
  9. - Ketu planet Lord is Matsya.

Frequently Asked Questions

Jupiter, according to astrology, represents Leadership skills in an individual.
Mercury, according to astrology, represents laziness and mathematics and financial genius in an individual.
The Shukra planet in English is known as Venus.
Planet that is responsible for luck according to astrology is Saturn.
Rahu and Ketu in English are known as the nodes of the Moon. Rahu is termed to be the Northern Node and Ketu is termed to be the Southern Node.

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