Planets

There are nine planets and each planet signifies different human attributes. The nine planets are:

 
  • Sun
  • Moon
  • Mars
  • Mercury
  • Jupiter
  • Venus
  • Saturn
  • Rahu
  • Ketu

Characteristics of Planets

Sun

Internal

Sun represents our tendency, ability or talent to act as a leader or authority.

External

Sun is at the center of the solar system, controlling the orbit of all the other planets. It bestows people with power or authority.

Physical

Sun rules the aspects of the body that are most dominant in terms of control (the brain), the maintenance of life (heart) and maintaining the shape (bones). Surya rules the right eye.

Qualities Signified

Aristocratic, dominant, authoritative, leading, fatherly, strong.


Moon

Internal

Moon signifies our mindset and emotions, our response to sensory experiences, our imagination, our ability to care and support others, nurturing skills, empathy.

External

Moon represents highly placed people having a nurturing role.Sun gets its importance from being at the heart of the solar system, while Moon gets its importance from being closest to the Earth.

Physical

Whereas the brain is represented by Sun because of it's controlling function, the hormones that are produced by the brain are represented by Moon. Of the two eyes, the left eye is represented by Moon.

Qualities Signified

Motherly, caring, nurturing, emotional, sensitive, empathetic, imaginative, social, thoughtful, gentle, childlike charm.


Mars

Internal

Mars represents our mental strength, assertiveness, boldness, focus, motivation, will, irritability and aggression.

External

Mars signifies people that execute commands or exhibit some sort of strength. Mars plays a highly assertive and potentially aggressive role.

Physical

Mars relates to the aspects of the body that deal with energy, strength and defense. The digestive fire and metabolic rate, the muscles, the immune system, production of antibodies and bone marrow.

Qualities Signified

Strong, intense, assertive, challenging, defending, resisting, angry, warm.


Mercury

Internal

Mercury represents the intellectual mind, logic, discrimination, ability to use language and symbols, communication skills, short term memory, adaptability, and a sense of humor.

External

Mercury represents people that communicate a lot, are mediators, translators, messengers, or are involved in any form transfer or transmission of information. Mercury also signifies playful and funny people, people that joke or play with words, people that imitate others, adults that are child-like excited or curious.

Physical

Mercury represents the parts of the body that are involved in internal and external communication: the nervous system (internal), the mouth, lips, and hands (external). Mercury also signifies the skin, as it functions as an exchange organ with the outside world.

Qualities Signified

quick, adaptable, witty, funny, boyish.


Jupiter

Internal

Jupiter represents happiness, optimism, spiritual growth, intelligence, learning, in particular the ability to get the bigger picture, eloquence, the ability to grow and progress.

External

Jupiter signifies people who are wise or well educated, scholars, experts, teachers, advisers, people full with life and optimism, jolly and eloquent people, people who are dedicated to spiritual growth.

Physical

Jupiter represents growth in the body, fat, the storing and release of energy in the form of fat by the liver, the growth of any tissue, excessive growth (overweight, tumors).

Qualities Signified

Happiness, optimism, expansiveness, eloquence, intelligence, learned, spiritual.


Venus

Internal

Venus represents our ability to enjoy and be balanced. This in turn is expressed in how affectionate, gentle and loving we can be to others.

External

Venus relates to everything that is for the purpose of providing luxury and comfort. Refined, artistic, and elegant things, ornaments, jewelry, art, music, performances and concerts. All people who create or enjoy such things: models, designers, artists, poets, painters.

Physical

Venus rules the reproductory organs in general for both males and females.

Qualities Signified

Refined, harmonious, desirous, elegant, social, soothing, affectionate, artistic.


Saturn

Internal

Saturn indicates traits and abilities related to long term values. Responsibility, commitment, the ability to deal with grief, stability, longevity.

External

Saturn signifies people who mantain low level and baic facilities: service people, workmen, people doing manual labor,cleaning people,servants,people dedicated to their jobs for a long time,very responsible and committed people. Also signified are people who are very introvert or hidden from the public eye, researchers, reclusives, monks.

Physical

Saturn signifies the parts of the body that are instrumental to restricting the movement. Whereas Sun signifies the bones,Saturn signifies the joints, tenants and muscles that keep the skeleton within a range of motions.Saturn also signifies the physical aspect of the nervous system.

Qualities Signified

Slow but steady, responsible, cold, withdrawn, humble, restricted, detached, dirty, dark, old.


Rahu

Internal

Rahu represents desires, and the tendency to identify oneself with external objects. It represents impulsive thoughts and behaviour, and the ability to passionately pursue goals in the most crafty ways.

External

Rahu signifies people from outside the community, people who are not part of the ordinary social structures, eccentrics, people who are unpredictable and untraceable.

Physical

Rahu would co-signify the same parts as Saturn.

Qualities Signified

Passionate, impulsive, hard to contain, wild, intelligent, tricky, illusionary, fake, smoky.


Ketu

Internal

Ketu represents detachment, and the ability to contact subtle and powerful states of the mind. Experiences of higher states of consciousness at its best, and delusions at its worst are signified by Ketu.

External

Ketu signifies people who are mysterious, who hold abstract or incomprehensible views, who do not show their true identity, spies, mathematicians, people who have flashes of insights, inventors.

Physical

Ketu would co-signify the same parts as Mars.

Qualities Signified

Sudden, unforeseen, subtle, abstract, universal, intelligent, insightful, physic.

Houses  ‖  Nakshatras