Friendship and Enmities of Planets
Allotment of Zodiac Houses for Planets
The problem is to allot twelve houses, without
partitioning a single one to seven planets, Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn. If these twelve
houses which are to be allotted to seven planets each planet will get 1.71% house.
The solution given in Hindu astrology is:
the Sun owns only one house or rashi, Leo or Simha and the Moon owns only one rashi, Cancer or Karka. Solution
Now there are ten houses and five planets awaiting allotment.
The easy solution that emerges out now is allot
two houses to each of the five planets.
The Scheme of Allotment thus arrived at is:
Mars is allotted Mesha (Aries) & Vrishchika (Scorpio), two
Venus is allotted Vrishabha (Taurus) & Tula (Libra), two
Mercury is allotted Mithuna (Gemini) & Kanya (Virgo), two
Jupiter is allotted Dhanu (Sagittarius) & Meena (Pisces), two
Saturn is allotted Makara (Capricorn) & Kumbha (Aquarius), two
There is a very easy way to remember it. Divide these twelve rashis
into two divisions six belonging to the Moon and six belonging to the Sun.
The rashi number of the Moon is four (Karka) proceed in backward
direction from here 4, 3, 2, 1, 12 and 11. The rashi number of the Sun is five (Simha) and proceed in forward
direction from here 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
The Lunar Half 4 3 2 1 12 11
The Solar Half 5 6 7 8 9 10
Now Re-arrange It Thus:
Lunar Half : Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and
Solar Half : Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and
To sum up Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn move in a backward
direction from Karka. Repeat it from Simha in forward direction.
Happy and Unhappy Conditions of
Hindu astrology which deals with the happy and unhappy conditions of
human beings who are happy or unhappy or indifferent or very comfortable in some surroundings, comfortable in
some, less comfortable in some, uncomfortable in some and miserable in some, so too planets have different
conditions and different moods. The condition of planets in a horoscope reflects it.
Note: Do not
take it literally because there are many brilliant exceptions to these rules. If that is not remembered, only a
gloomy and fatalistic view of a horoscope will have to be taken, as many astrologers
Just as the company of different human beings and different
surroundings create different moods in you so do planets in a horoscope. Planets are happy in some conditions
and unhappy in some other conditions. There are varying emotional states.
Before you learn the following lesson, overcome the mechanistic
attitude of the age we live. Astrology of Hindus is not a set of formulae to be applied in a push-button
way. What is being given here is for a quick understanding of the
fundamentals only. Do not take them as final pronouncements. If you commit that mistake, you will become
Hindu astrology is world's most developed astrology because India is
the land where astrology originated and, was developed over a period of thousands of years. Here many
astrological experiments have been done and many techniques tested and re-tested. Avoid dogma but follow the
steps given below. The more flexible but, not romantically stupid, you are in learning astrology, the better
are the chances of your developing proper astrological ability.
Remember it step by step
Exaltation & Debilitation
A planet is in an extremely happy condition when he is exalted and is
in an extremely miserable condition when he is debilitated (It is not always true, But this fundamental
principle is useful for prediction). When and upto what degrees in a sign is a planet exalted is the first
lesson you learn.
Note : Except Mercury who is exalted in Kanya no other planet gets
any exalted status in its own house.
Note: All exalted planets get
debilitated in the seventh house from their points of exaltations. For instance the Sun is exalted in Mesha. Now
count in this way – Mesha first, Vrisha second, Mithuna third, Karka ending with Tula which is the seventh house
The second best condition for planets is called
as the Moolatrikona. Remember it.
Sun in Simha upto 20
Moon in Vrishabha upto 27
Mars in Mesha upto 12
Mercury in Kanya upto 20
Jupiter in Dhanu upto 10
Venus in Tula upto 15
Saturn in Kumbha upto 20
Note: Except the Moon all other planets
get the Moolatrikona condition in one of their own houses.
The third best condition for a planet is to be
in its own house (other than Moolatrikona house which, except in the case of the Moon is of course its own
house). Remember it thus:
Note : Sun, Mars,
Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn recognize the same house in which they are in a moolatrikona condition, as
their own houses. But their other houses are also their own houses. The only exception is the
These are three of the happiest conditions
for planets in different houses.
lesson course contents next