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Jyotish - Vedic Astrology

Jyotish, or Vedic Astrology, uses 9 grahas (planets) in their map analysis

According to the Vedas, the planets are God's tools by which the law of karma works. Sun, moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu are also called the 9 "Grahas" (Sanskrit means "grab" or "hold"). According to the ancient scripture Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra: “Vishnu (God) incarnated as Navagrahas (9 planets) to bestow the results of their karmas or actions on living beings. He took the auspicious form of Grahas in order to destroy the strength of the demons (evil forces), to maintain the strength of the Devas (the divine beings) and to establish Dharma (cosmic order or law). "

The 9 planets:


Jupiter stands for knowledge, expansion, fortune, wealth, generosity, children, education, spirituality, teachers and teaching as well as optimism. It is a big planet and therefore rules over the size of things, it tends to expand things. Wherever he sits and wherever he is on a diagram, the influence of Jupiter will tend to increase. Jupiter represents the wisdom and the descendants of the individual. It is a planet of expansion, growth and happiness. Jupiter encourages justice when he is strong. Jupiter is kind and known to be a great charm or donor. It is considered the most benevolent planet because it is naturally always willing to give and grant blessings. Because children are in many ways an extension of life and a gift from God, Jupiter rules children in particular.

Jupiter is the "guru of the gods". Jupiter means "guru" in Sanskrit and guru means "teacher". He is our teacher and the teacher of the gods. He is the teacher of the science of light, i.e. Vedic astrology and astronomy. He is the ruler of the sun and moon and controls the movement of the planets.

Its color is dark blue, its element is tin. Jupiter is in the north-east.

  • Medical astrology: obesity, edema, high cholesterol, growths such as tumors
  • Gemstone: yellow sapphire or topaz, citrine, hyacinth
  • Semi-precious stone: none
  • Organs: hips, lungs, liver, arteries
  • Spiritual functions: Prana absorption, improvement of the blood
  • Day: Thursday
  • Rules: Sagittarius and Pisces
  • Increase: cancer
  • Weakening: Capricorn
  • Directional Strength: First House
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Mars stands for action, passions, male influence, courage, strength, physical strength, focus, opinions, aggression, logic, discipline, ruthlessness, selfishness, friends and brothers. Mars is said to be the commander in chief of the assembly of the nine planets. He is also personified as the god of war. When placed well, it brings strength and focused energy - accidents and injuries when badly placed. Mars represents the energy, endurance and brothers of the individual.

"Mars people" want to protect and when someone is hurt, they hurry to help them. They are often busy causing bleeding with their weapons or stopping bleeding with their medical equipment. The soldier's weapon kills some and saves others. It is good to be on the right side of someone under the influence of Mars. A weak Mars can easily make you tired, nervous, angry and reactive.

Its element is iron. The color is red and facing south.

  • Medical astrology: blood, injuries, accidents, bleeding, headache, high fever, inflammation, surgery, burns
  • Gemstones: red coral, ruby
  • Semi-precious stone: jasper, almandine
  • Organs: kidneys, veins, muscles, head
  • Spiritual functions: prana, life force, body functions
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Rules: Aries and Scorpio
  • Elevation: Capricorn
  • Weakening: cancer
  • Directional strength: Tenth house
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Mercury stands for language and communication, intelligence, wisdom, dexterity, equanimity, neutrality, memory, curiosity and playfulness. He represents the language, intellect and friends of the individual. Mercury is a very adaptable and curious, is youthful and immature, more analytical and rational. But he is also a born negotiator and thus determines in us the ability of diplomacy. Mercury is changeable, neither mature nor convinced of anything in particular.

Its element is bronze, the color green and the direction of the north.

  • Medical astrology: lungs, hands, arms, nervous system
  • Gemstone: emerald, green tourmaline
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  • Organs: larynx, tongue, teeth, mouth
  • Mental functions: development of the intellect
  • Day: Wednesday
  • Rules: Gemini and Virgo
  • Exaltation: Virgo
  • Weakening: fish
  • Directional strength: First house
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The moon represents peace of mind, connection or neglect, other people and the public. It is a cool, still and calm planet that represents the feminine and maternal principle, the mind, the emotions, feelings, breastfeeding and nurturing, receptivity, caring for others and the whole life of the person. A sick moon shapes the personality strongly in the direction of suffering. Similarly, beneficial influences on the moon in a map or on a well-placed moon bestow the reflections of helpfulness, peace of mind, cleanliness, and so on.

The moon is close to us and reflects the light of the sun. For us here on earth, the moon is the most visible planet of all. In contrast to western astrology, in which the sun is most important, the moon in Jyotish is the first "graha", which deals with many calculations and forecasting techniques and plays a central role.

Its direction is north-west, its element is silver. The colors are light green and silver.

  • Medical astrology: watery disorders, edema, phlegm, inflammation
  • Gemstone: pearls, beryl
  • Semi-precious stone: aquamarine, opal, moonstone
  • Organs: chest, stomach, kidneys, skin, genitals
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  • Day: Monday
  • Rules: cancer
  • Exaltation: Taurus
  • Weakening: Scorpio
  • Directional Strength: Fourth House
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Saturn stands for ambition, fear, responsibility, discipline, order, structure, reliability, stability, endurance, stress and isolation. Saturn is characterized by separation, loneliness, limitation, handicap, poverty, death, illness, oppression, pessimism, worry, depression and doubt. He has the gift of suppressing everything.

Saturn is the outermost planet in the Vedic scheme; he is final and he is the last. Saturn rules all kinds of things that are final or insurmountable. So in many ways he is "the quintessence" of all being. Saturn rules both death and time. Because all things decay with time and Saturn watches over this decay or the effects of age.

Saturn is known for its outer ring. Saturn rules restrictions - or things that surround us on all sides. All kinds of blockages, restrictions and obstacles are the dominant lot of Saturn. The wedding ring is related to Saturn in that it is a restriction that prevents certain types of actions. So the advertisement for other spouses and therefore the ring is also a symbol for a blockage or restriction.

In Sanskrit it is called Shani or Shanaishchara (the slow mover) because it takes about two and a half years to traverse each constellation of the constellation. Saturn is thus the slowest Graha and represents the temporally related aspects in life: perseverance, a sense of responsibility, hard work, longevity and seclusion. It is typically described as the bringer of grief and misery in life.

In Saturn, the colors navy blue and black rule, which can be compared with seriousness, coldness and finality. Things go dark when they're dead, when the color of life is gone. The sky is either blue or black. Dark blue or black colors are mostly worn by police officers or priests. Businessmen often wear dark suits, as this stands for straightforward, "deadly serious" behavior in business dealings.

But Saturn also has another, good side. Think of diamonds, which can be formed from coal over a long period of time and under great pressure. Finally, when a person is under the influence of Saturn, they can become beautiful but also tough, or they can glow and be strong. The trials and struggles that Saturn puts us through teach us hard lessons.

The west is represented by Saturn. The element that is assigned to it is lead.

  • Medical astrology: geriatrics, death, bones and teeth, osteoporosis, arthritis, degenerative diseases, dehydration, premature aging, cancer
  • Gemstone: blue sapphire, amethyst, turquoise
  • Semi-precious stone: onyx, lapis lazuli
  • Organs: intestines, stomach, spleen, bladder, bones, eyes
  • Spiritual functions: consolidation, persistence
  • Day: Saturday
  • Rules: Capricorn and Aquarius
  • Increase: Libra
  • Weakening: Aries
  • Directional strength: Seventh house
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The sun stands for soul energy, self-confidence, constancy, strength, self-growth and development. It represents the masculine or paternal principle, soul, ego and body of the individual and is therefore of great importance in its placement. The sun is the center of our solar system of the planets used in Vedic astrology and it is the light source for all other planets and beings. As an energy source in the universe, we judge our energy level based on the placement of the sun in our diagrams.

The element gold is assigned to her and her colors are white and gold. The east is represented by the sun.

  • Medical astrology: blindness, baldness, headache
  • Gemstone: ruby, red garnet
  • Semi-precious stone: none
  • Organs: brain, heart, blood, eyes
  • Spiritual functions: vitality, prana
  • Day: Sunday
  • Rules: Leo
  • Exaltation: Aries
  • Weakening: Libra
  • Directional strength: Tenth house
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Venus represents femininity, spirit, beauty, grace, charm, pleasure, love, sex, happiness, sensual desire, service, devotion, courtesy, manners, vitality, respect and improvement. Venus represents indulgence, taste, sexuality, and relationships of the individual. It can make a person feel good about aesthetics, have a very pleasant personality, or be sensual and tasteless, depending on the position. While Jupiter tends to give advice that leads to higher principles, Venus gives advice that works for us in the here and now.

This is how Venus is loved and persecuted when the person concerned is a materialistic type. A good Venus contributes to the attainment of material wealth, sensual gratifications, and all kinds of material property. Famous, rich and beautiful people often have a strong Venus and are revered for these blessings by the materialistic masses who also want to achieve such "achievements" in life. People in general are far more interested in the "lives of the rich and famous" than they are in the "lives of the intelligent and devoted".

Venus rules over all kinds of subtle things that are desirable, such as art, music, flowers, love, beauty, etc. A well-placed Venus on a chart that is benevolent of Venus grants the person a life of "good things" .

The color of Venus is orange. She rules in the south-east and the element that is assigned to her is copper.

  • Medical astrology: reproductive system, bladder, kidneys and pancreas, diabetes
  • Gemstone: diamond, white sapphire, clear quartz crystal
  • Semi-precious stone: Carneal
  • Organs: genitals, kidney, gall bladder, glands
  • Spiritual functions: procreative power
  • Day: Friday
  • Rules: Taurus and Libra
  • Elevation: fish
  • Weakening: Virgo
  • Directional Strength: Fourth House
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Rahu stands for obsession, attachment, extremes, status, prestige, power, distorted perception and psychological things. Rahu is the point in the zodiac where the paths of the sun and moon cross in the sky. If the sun and moon meet in their movement at this point, a solar eclipse occurs. Eclipses "seize" the light of the sun or moon and it is this poignant quality that is characteristic of Rahu. Rahu is not a real planet like the other planets, but a point in space that is of great influence. The knots Rahu and Ketu are always opposite each other in the zodiac. They are calculated from the orbits of the sun and moon in relation to the earth. They are alignment points of gravity.

In the oldest writings of Vedic astrology we do not find the names of Rahu and its counterpart Ketu. Instead, only seven planets are mentioned. Rahu and Ketu are two parts of the same Danava and are 180 degrees apart. Whenever the sun or moon is associated with Rahu or Ketu, a solar or lunar eclipse takes place.

Rahu's nature is one of anger, upset, fear, the unforeseen and other things. If you z. For example, if you are about to get what you have always wanted, something is ruining your plans at the last minute. The secret of what could be behind it: If something doesn't work (right away), it may have a higher, spiritual benefit - then it may not or not be intended for you.

To the south-west is the place of Rahu.

  • Medical astrology: Plagues, epidemics, possessions, manic depression, insanity, addictions, hormonal imbalances, suicide, insomnia, hysteria, neurosis, nervousness, disorders, cancer
  • Gemstone: hessonite garnet
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  • Rules: Virgo and Aquarius
  • Exaltation: Taurus
  • Weakening: Scorpio
  • Directional strength: Tenth house
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Ketu stands for dissatisfaction, loss, perception, detachment, loneliness, intense control, liberation and an explosive nature. Wherever Ketu sits we feel lack, self-doubt, indecision, confusion in our life. It's not actually a planet, but a mathematically calculated point in the sky. Due to the lack of a "body", there are uncertain, unexpected and unpredictable phenomena. He is intelligent and relates to math and other abstract knowledge.

Ketu is what was left of Rahu's body. It's a headless half-planet, shady like Rahu and vicious, if not as strong as this one. It is therefore considered to be Moksha-Karak (cause of liberation from the cycle of birth and death). It gives worldly desires and ambitions spiritual tendencies, asceticism and non-attachment. It gives psychic abilities to those born in his sign and makes them masters of the healing arts. Ketu-born people also have the ability to go unnoticed or to blend in with the crowd of ordinary people.

Jupiter rules wisdom, Saturn rules truth and Ketu rules Moksha, the highest achievement of all. Thus, Ketu is the most spiritual planet, ahead of Saturn, who comes after, and Jupiter, who takes third place. Ketu is very good for the spiritual and very bad for the materialists. When Rahu's head was separated from his body, it was no longer under the influence of Rahu's spirit and was thus free. Ketu represents the ultimate freedom from ourselves, our spiritual liberation.

Ketu rules in the north-east together with Jupiter. Its colors are gray and black.

  • Medical astrology: accidents, broken bones, mental disorders, radiation sickness, cancer, surgery and malpractice
  • Gemstone: cat's eye
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  • Rules: Scorpio and Pisces
  • Elevation: Scorpio
  • Weakening: Taurus
  • Directional strength: Twelfth House
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