The planets influence every aspect of human life. Vedic astrology has seven planets,
which has physical existence and these are the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter,
Venus and Saturn. There are two strategic hypothetical points on ecliptic which
are also treated as planets and these are Rahu and Ketu respectively the North and
South nodes of the Moon.
From the astronomical view, the Sun is not a planet and is rather a star, but mainly
because of its powerful radiation and magnetic influence on the Earth we consider
Sun as a planet. Also the Moon irrespective of it being just a satellite of the
Earth is considered a planet mainly because of its strong gravitational pull due
to its close proximity to the earth.
MoonAsto covers detail information of all the planets here.
Each planet has one or more friend and enemy planets. If a planet is in conjunction
with friend planet in the birth chart or accepted by or in the house ruled by the
friend then the planet becomes stronger. Relationship table between planets are
So in generic term there are three group of friend circle. Sun, Moon, Mars, Jupiter
forms the first group. Second group is Venus, Saturn, Mercury and the third group
is Rahu and Ketu.
There are some differences from the advance astronomical understanding with the
planets in the astrology. When we did not invent telescope, we thought that night’s
sky consisted with two analogous components; one is constant stars which is motionless
and another is moving stars, which moved around the constant stars throughout the
According to the Greeks and most other astronomers, the group contained five visible
planets to the nude eye. The earth is excluded. The phrase “planet” is applied only
for those five objects. Later, in the middle age, this term was extended for including
sun and the moon. Thus it made total 7 planets. This definition still remains in
astronomy. According to the ancient astrologers, the planets symbolised the will
of gods and their thorough influence upon the human relationships.
Modern day astrologers disagree on the resource of the power of planets. Some of
them think that the planets use their authority through the help of gravity or any
other unknown power. Other astrologers think that the planets have no straight influence
in themselves. The fundamental patterns of the cosmos repeat themselves all over
in the fractal-like way. Hence, the forms that the planets create in the blue reflect
the recede and run of fundamental human urges.
The planets are associated with the Chinese convention, with the fundamental power
of nature. The sun’s path in the space is ecliptic. It passes longitudinally just
through the middle of zodiac. The zodiac which is covering 9 degrees on the both
side of the ecliptic in the heavens is a belt. The circle has no end. For the measurement
of distances through the circle and random point is set up. The point is known as
Aries’ first point. The zodiac rotates one time in a day on its axis from the eastern
side to western side. The ecliptic is separated into 12 same parts. It is called
zodiac sign. Each part has 30 degree arc. Each sign has atypical qualities which
are recognised to by the ancient age Maha rishi after cautious and deep examination