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The 9 Planets in Astrology: In a Horoscope, there are Nine planets, Twelve Houses, Twelve Signs, and Twenty Seven Nakshatras
Every planet has a different position in various spheres of life. If you understand the basic features of all these planets and the details of the twelve houses then you can easily understand certain things about your horoscope. So let’s understand what are these 9 planets.
9 Planets in Astrology – Nine Treasures of your Life
Royal and Authoritative
In Astrology the Sun is called the Atma Karak planet, so Atma means Soul, therefore it states the purpose of your soul. This represents dignity, authority, power, and respect. The Sun is the Agni tattva, the purest form of energy, so it also signifies passion, vitality, perfection, and spiritual energy.
Leo Sign – This is the 5th lord of the natural zodiac, so it has the traits of the 5th house. In Astrology 5th house states intelligence, Purva Punya bhav, and grasping power.
The 3 Nakshatras – Kritika, Uttar Phaguni, and Uttarashadha are the 3 stars of the Sun.
Career – In the profession, Sun states your name and fame in the workplace. Therefore a strong position of Sun can give career options related to govt, services, administrative departments, and even the father’s profession.
Health – In Medical Astrology, Sun plays the most important role as it governs vitality, immunity, and general health. Diseases governed by Sun are dehydration, Sunstroke, Headaches, and even Bones.
9 Planets in Astrology – The Karaka of Mind
Moon is the Karak planet of mother, mind, and imagination. This is the most sensitive planet, and in my experience, its position in the horoscope needs deeper analysis. So if it is strongly placed it makes the person very balanced, intuitive, and compassionate. Moon is the Jal tattva, and water signifies feelings and sentiments.
Cancer Sign – This is the 4th lord of the natural zodiac, so it signifies comfort, happiness, and sleep. It is also considered to be the caretaker and nourisher.
The 3 Nakshatras – Rohini, Hasta, and Shravana are the 3 stars of the Moon.
Career – The moon represents your mind so it indicates occupations such as Psychology, psychoanalysis, or any studies related to the Mind. Being the giver of food and the prime sustainer in this world it includes specializations that are related to food products such as hotel management, catering, bakery, confectionery or dairy products, and also apparel.
Health – Diseases governed by Moon mainly gives mental issues like depression, unhappiness, restlessness, sleep disorder, and even anemia.
9 Planets in Astrology – Energy or Conflict
Mars is the significator of stamina, boldness, liveliness, and energy in the body. This is the Commander in chief in the planetary hierarchy. Therefore it represents anger, opposition, quarrels, and weapons. If Mars is positively placed, then he uses aggression and irritation in an optimistic way. A weak Mars distorts the energy of a person and directs to forceful or self-destructive behavior.
Aries and Scorpio Sign – Mars is the lord of Aries – the first lord of the natural zodiac. So it is called the action-oriented planet. And Aries sign in the horoscope states your fulfillment.
Scorpio is the 8th sign of the natural zodiac. So this signifies secrecy, mysticism, and problems. So open aggression is governed by Aries and secretive aggression is stated by the Scorpio sign.
The 3 Nakshatras – Mrighashirs, Chitra, and Dhanistha are the 3 stars of Mars
Career – Mars represents energy, and energetic preferences are always linked with principles and ideologies. So it can give great technical and mechanical abilities and makes them builders, designers, engineers, and good surgeons. Or being a lover of weapons one can be inclined toward firearms, leaders, generals, warriors, and policemen.
Health – Mars generally gives disease related to an imbalance of Agni or Pitta Dosha in the body. This involves inflammation, a disorder in the blood, wounds, and cuts. And if afflicted then it can give the illness to the stomach, bone marrow, men’s sexual problems, and even surgeries.
9 Planets in Astrology – Clever and Calculative
Mercury signifies intelligence, discrimination, communication skills, and education in Vedic astrology. This is the most joyful planet and is the Prince of the planetary cabinet. Therefore one is Witty, Versatile, Communicative, Intellectual, Lively, & Youthful if Mercury is strongly placed and has no afflictions. Mercury is our conscious mind, so it makes us clever, calculative, and analytical.
Gemini and Virgo – Mercury is the lord of the 3rd and 6th lord of the natural zodiac. Being the 3rd lord – Gemini, it represents all verbal and oral communication. This includes documentation, printing, writing, publishing, and journalism. And Virgo represents the critical and analytical part. This involves 6th house traits. Now, this can be dispute, debt, and disease.
The 3 Nakshatras – Ashlesha, Jyestha, and Revati are the 3 stars ruled by Mercury. Those born in Mercury stars are called the Gand Mool Nakshatra, which actually gives a lot of behavioral issues.
Career – Mercury signifies a career related to Information technology, sales, marketing, commission, and business. This also includes professions related to education and the entertainment industry. Because Mercury is youthful, it gives a strong passion for mimicry, acting, and singing.
Health – Mercury gives diseases like deafness, issues in E.N.T., and instability of thoughts. Mercury also causes anxiety, the complexity of thoughts, and skin diseases. It governs problems like Weak Nerves, Loss of memory, breathlessness, and panic attacks.
Higher learnings and Wisdom
Jupiter is the Karaka of wisdom, knowledge, mastery, and good habits. This is also the significator of children, higher learnings, teachers, mentors, and spirituality. This is the most auspicious planet and is the Guru or teacher in the planetary cabinet. Therefore it signifies superior persons, so spouse and instructor in the horoscope.
Sagittarius and Pisces – Jupiter is the 9th lord of the natural zodiac, so only it states higher learnings and fortune. And Pisces is the 12th lord so it involves work with charity organizations, yoga, and meditation retreats. Pisces is the 12th sign of the natural zodiac, so it inherits certain features of the 12th house like a sacrifice, research, a foreign country, and good investments.
The 3 Nakshatras – Punarvasu, Vishakha, and Purvabhadrapada are the 3 stars of Jupiter.
Career – Jupiter is the teacher or the instructor. So it signifies a profession related to finance, accounts, and teachings. Therefore it involves a Profession related to financial organizations, banking, insurance, Auditing, law, and order, lawyers, and judges. Jupiter is a huge planet so it involves managerial or higher posts in a workplace.
Health – Diseases governed by Jupiter include liver and Cholesterol issues, and all kinds of tumor growths.
Beauty, Romance and Luxury
Venus is the significator of beauty, luxury, art, aesthetic sense, and ornaments. This planet signifies discriminative and relationship skills. It is also the Guru but Venus is the guru of Asura. So in today’s era, venus gives material abundance like cash and jewelry and property and vehicles. So basically it gives only sensory pleasures.
Taurus and Libra – Venus is the lord of the 2nd and 7th house of the natural zodiac. So the 2nd house signifies speech and finance. Therefore Venus gives special skills of singing. Then being the 7th lord of the natural zodiac, it represents relationship and marriage.
The 3 Nakshatras – Bharani, Purva Phaguni, and Purva Asadha are the 3 stars of Venus.
Career – Venus gives career options to clothes sellers, artists, luxury brands, and photographers. This also includes the entertainment industry, food, and beverage industry. This even includes Fashion designers, attractiveness, craftwork, gems, and jewelry.
Health – Venus can give diseases related to hormonal issues, eyes, Diabetes, Kidney, fatigue, lousiness, and even skin problems.
9 Planets in Astrology -The karma planet
Saturn is the karaka of longevity, death, hardship, worry, and insult, It rules destitution, labor work, servants, dirty conditions, and low-grade society. This is the planet of Karma – this means that its position in the horoscope states the pending karmas due to past life. And that particular house is under the strict jurisdiction of Saturn.
Therefore Saturn gives limitations, lays boundaries, and puts restrictions. And if one follows Saturn’s rules, then Saturn is the planet of Justice as well, then he surely gives rewards through its transit sign and star.
Capricorn and Aquarius – Saturn is the 10th lord of the natural zodiac so it governs the karma sthana. And this states your status and recognition in society. And being the 11th sign of the natural zodiac it signifies your duty towards humanity and society.
The 3 Nakshatras – Pushya, Anuradha, and Uttarbhadrapada are the 3 stars of Saturn.
Career – Saturn governs professions, related to minerals, oils, things buried deep into the earth, theft, cruel deeds, very old person imprisonment, and coal. It also signifies property dealer, plumber, contractor, leather trader watchman, and ice cream vendor.
Health – In Medical Astrology Saturn governs diseases related to pain and the large intestine. It gives blockage so this is paralysis, lameness, and madness or insane behavior. Basically, Saturn presents chronic illness and unexpected dangers.
9 Planets in Astrology – Attention Seeker
Rahu generates doubt, and mistrust, and shows fake views to everyone. This represents Lobha (greed), negative thoughts, confusion, illusion, and fantasy. Where there is confusion there is consequently the problem of committing mistakes in that area of life. In astrology, it represents misconception, just like a magician, as he shows skills and fools people.
The 3 Nakshatras – Ardra, Swati, and Satbisha are the 3 stars of Rahu.
Career – It gives career options related to the virtual world or foreign countries. It governs wireless, things like mobile, laptop, and music systems. It even signifies hidden money, underworld, diplomacy, electronic devices, and coded messages.
Health – In Medical Astrology this gives diseases related to skin, mental illness, hiccups, foot ailments, itches, acute pain in the body, and swelling in the body. Actually, Rahu gives diseases that are the most irregular, unidentified, and cannot be easily diagnosed.
Detachment and Mysticism
Ketu is the karaka of brilliance, knowledge, non-attachment, imagination, penetrating insight, derangement, and psychic abilities. This represents skills mastered in a previous life. But Ketu acts like Rahu, in the early stage of life. Ketu is the Moksha Karak planet – this means it separates you from those things, Ketu is getting associated in the chart. So if one involves sacrifice, surrender, and charity in attitude then it is less heartbreaking else Ketu can give failures and instability.
The 3 Nakshatras – Ashwani, Magha, and Moola are the 3 stars of Ketu.
Career – Ketu is the only planet in Astrology that governs inconsistent work, and efficiency, it gives knowledge of mantra and philosophy. So it involves secret tasks, tough jobs, occult sciences, foreign languages, and computer engineering.
Health – In Medical Astrology Ketu gives pain in the eyes, stomach ailment, injury from a sharp object, bad speech, and even allergy. Ketu also represents wrong treatment, operation, deafness, and worms in the intestine.
When you learn to read horoscope, the best place to start is by learning the keywords of 9 Planets
Discover what each planet means, and the main keywords in relation to all other planets and houses in the horoscope, including the good and bad combinations. These are the 9 planets keywords that I use in readings.