Birth or Ascendant denotes East direction in any horoscope. Here Jupiter and Mercury are powerful and get their directional strength (digbala).

10th house in any horoscope from the ascendant represents South direction and here Mars and Sun will become very strong and have their directional strength.

7th house in any horoscope represent West direction. There Saturn becomes powerful and gets directional strength.

The respective planets in the opposite houses shown above will loose their directional strength.

Planetary strength according to time: Moon, Mars and Saturn are powerful during nights. Mercury is always powerful. Sun, Jupiter and Venus are strong during day times.

General strength of planets (from strongest to weakest) can be listed as Sun, Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, Mars & Saturn.

Rahu and Ketu give results according the houses they occupy and their lords.

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If a planet is within 5 degree of the Sun, it is considered to be really combust. If it is within 20 degrees it is in ordinary combustion. If the planet is within 15 degrees, it is in nominal combustion. Planets in combustion give malefic results.

Planetary Natures

Sun, Jupiter and Moon are divine planets and they have Saatwika character. Venus and Mercury are Rajasa by nature. Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu are Thamasa or dark and gloomy in nature.

36 Limbs of Human body

A zodiac sign or Rasi of 30 degrees is divided into three Drekkanas (Decante) of 10 degrees each. So in total, there are 36 Drekkanas spread over the 12 Rasis. The limbs and organs of the human body are associated to these Drekkanas as given in the following table.

Rasi No. First Drekkana Second Drekkana Third Drekkana
1 Head Neck Pelvis
2 Right Eye Right Shoulder Generative Organ
3 Right Ear Right Arm Right Testicle
4 Right Nostril Right Side Right Thigh
5 Right Cheek Right Heart Right Knee
6 Right Jaw Right Chest Right Calf
7 Mouth Navel Legs
8 Left Jaw Left Chest Left Calf
9 Left Cheek Left Heart Left Knee
10 Left Nostril Left Side Left Thigh
11 Left Ear Left Arm Left Testicle
12 Left Eye Left Shoulder Arms