Indian Astrological TermsPlanets are considered as benefics or malefics by their nature as well as association.
|Benefic Planets||Venus, Jupiter, Mercury and waxing Moon|
|Malefic Planets||Sun, Saturn, Mars and waning Moon|
ShadbalaThe strength of a planet is determined by its six fold strength or Shadbala. Complex mathematical calculations are used to determine these strengths.
|1||Sthanabala or positional strength|
|2||Dikbala or Directional strength|
|3||Kalabala or Temporal strength|
|4||Chestabala or Motional strength|
|5||Naisargikabala or Permanent strength|
|6||Drikbala or Aspect strength|
The assessment of these strengths is useful in predicting the longevity, various aspects of life and results based on the Dasa System.
Animal Signs of Rasis
Some zodiac signs have animal forms associated with them as in the chart below.
|Vrishabha||Ox or Buffalo|
|Cancer||Crab and Tortoise|
|Simha||Tiger, Lion, Dog, Fox, Cat|
|Dhanu||Horse and Donkey|
|Capricorn||First half deer and the second half is frog and crocodile|
Animal Signs of Stars
|Aswini and Satabisha||Horse|
|Bharani and Revati||Elephant|
|Bharani and Revati||Goat|
|Rohini and Mrigasira||Snake|
|Moola and Ardra||Dog|
|Makha and Pubba||Rat|
|Aslesha and Punarvasu||Cat|
|Swati and Hasta||Buffalo|
|Vishakha and Chitra||Tiger|
|Jyeshta and Anuradha||Rabbit|
|Uttara and Uttarabhadra||Cow|
|Purvashada and Shravana||Monkey|
|Purvabhadra and Dhanishta||Lion|
Lagna and othersLagna :The rising sign at the moment of birth or at the commencement of a function. Latitude :The distance of a planet from the Equator. Longitude :The distance of a planet from the first point of Aries. Lunar & Solar Months : The twelve Lunar (Chandra) months of a year are Chaithra, Vysakha, Jyeshta, Ashada, Shravana, Badrapada, Aswayuja, Karthika, Mrigasira, Pushya, Makha and Phalguna. A lunar month takes its name from the ruling star on the full moon day of that month. The twelve solar (Soura) months are Mesha, Vrishabha, Mithuna, Kataka, Simha, Kanya, Tula, Vrischika, Dhanu, Makara, Kumbha, Meena
Moolatrikona Signs of PlanetsPlanets are strong and favorable when placed in their Moolatrikona Signs. Moolathrikona Signs of Planets :
Mithuna, Kanya, Dhanu and Meena are considered as mixed signs and they indicate balance between the fixed and movable signs.
Planetary AspectsAll planets throw a full aspect to the 7th house, the 4th and 8th houses are aspected with three quarters of a sight, 5th and 9th houses with half a sight, 3rd and 10th houses with quarter sight in a horoscope. Of the planets aspecting with a full sight, the Sun, the Moon, Mercury and Venus are strongest. Of the planets aspecting with half sight, Jupiter is the strongest. Among those that aspect with three quarter of sight, Mars is strongest.
Significations of HousesThe houses counted from the lagna are called bhavas. These bhavas from 1 to 12 signify the following
|Body, complexion, beauty, birth, fame, activity and high life.|
|Family life, fortune, power of eye sight, observation, mercury, power of speech, quality of speech, imagination, wealth, treasures.|
|Brothers, sisters, courage, patience, servants and subordinates, power of hearing, diseases of the ear, gold and silver vessels, deeds of heroism.|
|Education, relations, mother, house, conveyance, comforts, domestic quadrupeds, love of work, reputation, popularity.|
|Children, uncle, inheritance, intelligence, speculation, manthras, previous karma and father’s women.|
|Diseases, injuries, accidents, losses, humilation, debts and enemies.|
|Marriage, love affairs, happiness, relations, preference from royalty, trade, longevity of wife and freedom.|
|Dangers, struggles, chronic diseases, obstacles, uneasiness, loss of money, extravagence, reputation, enmity.|
|Fathers’s postion, virtue, meritorious wealth, initiation, fertile fields and gardens, supply, divine favour and medicine.|
|Charity, avocation, public good, mercy, wisdom, worship, renown, fortitude, clothes, meals and mendicancy.|
|Elder brothers, followers, dependents, gains, insight vehicles, power of overcoming obstacles, redemption and wealth garments.|
|Journey, residence in foreign countries on duty, expenditure, real happiness, response, sound sleep, excellent beds, disputes, generosity, sacrifice, prosperity in business, sorrow and loss.|