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Signs, Planets and Their Significations

The Indian horoscope represents the zodiacal position of the ascendant and planets at the moment of birth. The chart is a flattened representation of the circular zodiac for easy reading. The zodiacal signs are Mesha/Aries, Vrishabh/Taurus, Mithuna/Gemini, Kataka/Cancer, Simha/Leo, Kanya/Virgo, Tula/Libra, Vrischika/Scorpio, Dhanu/Sagittarius, Makar/Capricorn, Kumbha/Aquarius, Meena/Pisces.

The universality of astrology can be understood by the fact that the above said names mean the same thing. The signs have been classified and grouped as shown in the able below.

Sign Element Sex Number Type Ascension
Aries Fire Male Odd Movable Head rising
Taurus Earth Female Even Fixed Hind rising
Gemini Air Neutral Odd Dual Head rising
Cancer Water Male Even Movable Hind rising
Leo Fire Female Odd Fixed Head Rising
Virgo Earth Neutral Even Dual Head Rising
Libra Air Male Odd Movable Head rising
Scorpio Water Female Even Fixed Hind Rising
Sagittarius Fire Neutral Odd Dual Hind rising
Capricorn Earth Male Even Movable Hind rising
Aquarius Air Female Odd Fixed Head rising
Pisces Water Neutral Even Dual Both ways

The movable signs are active ones. Fixed signs are patient ones. Dual signs are vacillating ones. Fiery signs are aggressive. Earthly signs are toilers. Watery signs are Unstable, Airy signs are artistic. Male born in male signs are stronger and exhibit masculine character. Females born in feminine signs exhibit feminine traits in subtle manner. Eunuchs are born in dual signs. Cancer, Scorpio, Aquarius and Pisces are fruitful signs. Taurus Libra, Sagittarius and Capricorn are semi fruitful signs. Aries Gemini, Leo and Virgo are Barren signs. Gemini, Libra and Aquarius are voice signs (musical). Aries and Scorpio are violent signs. Gemini, Virgo and Aquarius are human signs. Taurus, Virgo and Sagittarius give expertise in Musical accompaniments (such as drums, Guitar, Violin, Flute etc). All Watery signs are mute signs. Mercury afflicted in mute sign causes stammering. Saturn in the ascendant in a mute sign causes impediments in speech.

Planets are also classified in the same manner: -
Planet Sex Color Caste Stature Part Metal Gem Dik Element
Sun Male Red War Ave Head Copper Ruby East Fire
Moon Female White Bus Short Face Lead Pearl N/E Water
Mars Male Red War Short Arms Copper Coral South Fire
Mercury Neutral Green Bus Tall Neck Brass Emerald North Air
Jupiter Male Yellow Bra Tall Heart Gold Y.sapphire N/East Fire
Venus Female White Br Ave Sex Silver Diamond S/East Air
Saturn Neutral Black Shu Short Thigh Iron B.Sapphire West Earth
Rahu Female Black Mix Tall Knee Stone Garnet S/West Earth
Ketu Neutral Green mix Tall hand Stone Cats eye N/West Fire
TWar = warrior caste, Bus = Businessmen, Bra = priest hood, Shu = menial

Trigunas: - The planets exhibit three major characters, Satwa (mild and Good), Rajas = worldly, Tamasik = Blind wallowing in darkness doing bad deeds.

Moon, Jupiter and Mercury are Saatwik, Sun, Venus, are Rajasik , Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu are Taamasik

Ownership of signs: - Planets own the 12 signs of zodiac as under:
Mars owns Aries and Scorpio, Venus owns Taurus and Libra, Mercury owns Gemini and Virgo, Moon owns Cancer, Sun owns Leo, Jupiter owns Sagittarius & Pisces and Saturn is the owner of Capricorn and Aquarius. Rahu and Ketu do not own any house. Rahu is like Saturn and Ketu like Mars.

Planets have relation between them known as friendship, enmity and neutrality. This relation can be permanent or temporary. Tables and charts are available in astrological books showing how to work out the relation ships in a given horoscope.

Benefic and malefic to each Lagna (Ascendant):
Planets owning ‘Houses’ 1,2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, from a given Lagna are its friends. Those owning Houses # 3, 6, 8, 12 are enemies. This chart is also available in astrological books.



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