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Planetary Relationship (Vedic)

Planetary Relationship

 

Planets are friendly, inimical or neutral to one another.

How to determine which other planets are friendly or inimical to a planet?

Each planet has a ‘moolathrikona’ sign. Signs 2, 4 , 5, 8, 9 and 12 from that sign and their rulers are friendly and others are inimical. If one of the signs is friendly and the other inimical, then the sign and its ruler become neutral. And if the planet gets exalted in a sign, it is no more inimical.

 

 

Sun

Moon

Mars

Mercury

Jupiter

Venus

Saturn

Moolathrikona

Leo

Taurus

Aries

Virgo

Sagittarius

Libra

Aquarius

Exaltation

Aries

Taurus

Capricorn

Virgo

Cancer

Pisces

Libra

 

Let us explain this with some concrete examples. 

 

Taurus is the Moolathrikona sign of Moon. Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Sagittarius and Aries are friendly signs. Since Mercury rules Gemini (2) and also Virgo (5), it is friendly to the luminary. Sun is a friend because Leo is the 4th sign from Taurus. Venus rules the 6th and the 1st but Moon is exalted in Taurus, so Venus is neutral. In the same way, Mars is neutral since it rules the 7th (inimical) and the 12th (friendly). Jupiter and Saturn are also neutral.

 

Mercury has Virgo as its ‘moolathrikona’ sign. According to the rule, Libra, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aries, Taurus and Leo are friendly. That means, Venus and Sun are friends. Mars rules the 3rd and the 8th. So the planet is neutral to the ambassador. Jupiter ruling the 4th and the 7th from Virgo, it becomes a neutral planet to Mercury. Saturn owns the signs Capricorn and Aquarius, 5th and the 6th signs. Therefore, the dreaded planet becomes neutral. Moon rules the 11th and hence an enemy.

Exercise: Tabulate the relationships of planets.

 

 

Friendly

Inimical

neutral

Sun

Mo, Ma, Ju

Ve, Sa, Ra, Ke

Me

Moon

Su, Me

Ra, Ke

Ju, Ma, Ve, Sa

Mars

Su, Mo, Ju

Me, Ra, Ke

Ve, Sa

Mercury

Su, Ve

Mo

Ma, Ju, Sa, Ra, Ke

Jupiter

Su, Mo, Ma

Me, Ve

Sa, Ra, Ke

Venus

Me, Sa, Ra, Ke

Su, Mo

Ju, Ma

Saturn

Ve, Me, Ra, Ke

Su, Mo, Ma

Ju

Rahu/

Kethu

Ve, Sa

Su, Mo, Ma

Me, Ju

 

 

Temporary relationship

 

In addition to natural relationship, the planets acquire temporary relationship also. Planets in the signs 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th and 12th from a planet’s position become friendly and others are inimical. If we combine both the natural and temporary relationships, we will see that for any planet, there will be ‘athimitra’ (great friend), ‘athichattru’ (great enemy) and neutral planets. For instance, Jupiter is inimical to Venus. If Venus is in Virgo and Jupiter in Scorpio, the latter is a temporary friend because the benevolent planet is in the third sign from the planet of arts. So, it is neutral to Venus.

When we study a chart, we should take this factor into account.

   

Let us take an example chart.

 

Ju

 

 

Ra

 

 

Mo

 

 

 

 

Sa

Ma

 

Me

 

Ke

Ve

Asc

Su

 

 

Let us find out the relationship other planets bear to Venus in the above chart.

Sun is a natural enemy to Venus. The luminary is in the XII to Venus and becomes a temporary friend. So Sun is neutral to Venus.

 

Moon is an enemy too. But the fastest planet is in the 5th from Venus. It is unfriendly to Venus by rule. Thus, Moon becomes the ‘adhi chatru’ or a bitter enemy or great enemy to the planet of arts.

Mars is neutral to Venus by nature. But being placed in the 4th sign to Venus, the fiery planet becomes a friend to Venus.

 

Again, Jupiter is neutral by nature to the ‘asura guru’ (head priest of the demons). But as it transits the 6th sign, it becomes an enemy.

 

Saturn is in Cancer the 10th sign from Venus, a temporary friend. But the brother of 'Yama', being a natural friend, becomes 'athimitru' or a great friend to Venus.

 

When we judge the 'shadbala' (six-fold strength) of a planet, we consider this in 'sthana bala' (positional strength). 

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