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Mercury In Vedic Astrology

Mercury is the first planet of the solar system but, in Astrology, it is considered as the neutral planet. It is also known for its nature to being variable, convertible and neutral. Mercury shows native's mentality, reaction, impression, etc. It is actually an intellectual planet that shows genuineness, reproducibility, etc.

It is considered as the ruling planet for zodiacs like Gemini and Virgo. Those who are ruling with this planet can be adaptable in every situation as well as always be curious to know and communicate. It also has some negative aspects of the natives as it makes them indecisive, critical, and filled with nervous and anxious energy. 

But, native feel easy to express their heart out, they can share their thoughts and feelings to people with ease. The traits of Mercury are not limited to this, as it has much more than that, which you can see below.

Traits of Mercury:

  • Mercury is the prince in the solar system.
  • Its earth element, and control two Rashis Gemini and Virgo. 
  • Mercury stays about 4 weeks in a Rashi.
  • He represents speech, intelligence, maternal uncles, short journeys, the medical profession, trade, computers and the web, astrology, and knowledge of the Shastras, accounts, mathematics, journalism, printing, and publishing.
  • Metal is bronze, the gem is emerald, color is green and direction north.
  • Its karka of voice and main karka of business and intellect.
  • All kind of communication whether through verbal, telecom, letter, Internet, etc comes into mercury 
  • Mercury with good aspects shows a little diplomatic brain and excellent disputant character. The native will highly believe in logical things, he will convert himself according to the situation. 
  • Planet Mercury rules over one's mentality, the central nervous system, and the body language.
  • It is also a talkative planet so people born with the ruling planet Mercury can become successful salesmen, marketing persons, insurance agents, and Public Relations executives with excellent communication skills.  

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Saturn in the 12th house of the horoscope

Saturn in the 12th house of the horoscope is considered as one of the most difficult placements. Native can go through depression, feels isolation, fear and restriction.
 
The malefic zone of Shani is higher which gives either cold or restrictive energy, which builds an atmosphere of self-limitation around the native. Native usually becomes afraid to dream, which leads them towards a state of depression. 
 
The placement of Saturn in the 12th house is also not good for health. In the later stage of life, a native would see the hospital. It is also responsible for varieties of restriction and places of confinement in native's life. 
 
Traits of Saturn in the 12th house of the horoscope:
 
  • The native with Saturn in the 12th house depicts the natives to be attracted to yoga. He is learned in occult science.
  • If Saturn is in the twelfth house, the native will be sinful and will have afflicted in some part of his body. 
  • If he is associated with a benefic the native will be happy, will have good eyesight and will go to heaven after death. If he is associated with a malefic the native will go to hell, will incur wasteful expenditure and will be poor.
  • The natives will be shameless, poor, childless and stupid and some parts of the body of the native will be deformed. 
  • He will be happy in foreign travels. If Saturn is in the 12th as lord of the ascendant, the native will destroy his enemies.
 
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Saturn in 11th House of Vedic Astrology

Saturn in the 11th house of the horoscope, make native friendly with so many people, but they only have a few people close to them. The struggle of making a true friend will continue. 
 
Native could have introvert nature because they might have gone through difficult experiences in childhood. You would easily get attracted to serious issues. Saturn in the 11th house doesn't let natives participate in gossip. 
 
The first half of the native's life would be very hardworking while in the second half it would be rewarding. Furthermore, it gives the strategic mind to the native so he /she can understand the structure of the group and how they can form a good foundation of that group.
 
Saturn becomes benefic for Aries, Sagittarius & Pisces. It gives them many chances to earn money from multiple sources as well as ruling qualities. Saturn gives the attitude of not giving even in delays. 
 
Native becomes that strong to face every challenge in their life, they can confront every emotion & feeling. When it comes to making a friendly relationship or friendship, native always likes older people.
 
Traits of Saturn in the 11th house of the horoscope:
 
  • The native will be learned. He will be feared and respected. 
  • They are also wealthy, much of landed property, political success, influential and politically respected. 
  • If Saturn is in the eleventh house, the native will be very wealthy, but there will be obstacles in his way. 
  • The native will always be wealthy and courageous. 

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Saturn in the 10th house in your horoscope

Shani or Saturn is known as the planet of misery but, it is the planet of justice. He either punish or reward as per your karma. If you have done any wrong, Saturn will destroy you for sure. 
 
As Capricorn is the natural ruler of the 10th house, the position of Saturn in the same house makes it the owner of the Capricorn. It is a natural significator and can let you reach a height of success. 
 
Saturn in the 10th house of the horoscope decided the profession or career of the native as it is a karma bhava. It gives power, leadership with continued difficulties & problems to the native. The native may build up a dominance nature in their attitude. But, the native would be dedicated to their duties and responsibilities towards life and family.
 
Saturn has both good or bad effects on the horoscope. So, it creates a problem in married life or also delays in the marriage of the native. It also shows the negative effect and makes the family unhappy.
 
Traits of Saturn in the 10th house of the horoscope:
 
  • The native visits sacred rivers and shrines is a great worker, bilious and has residences in foreign countries 
  • If Saturn is associated with a malefic the native will face obstacles in his professional career 
  • He will be successful in his undertakings if Saturn is associated with a beneficial. 
  • The native will be a king or minister of a king, and will be extremely wealthy, famous and courageous and will take an interest in agriculture. 
  • He will indulge in sinful deeds. He will humiliate his enemies.

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Planetary Friend & Enemies

Graha Maitri: This is the analysis of the relationship of friendliness or enmity between the planets (Grahas)

To understand Graha Maitri better, first, we need to keep in mind both the mythological background of the planets and their basic elements/characteristics. In mythological stories, we have studied the mutual friendships and enmity between planets. In terms of tattvas as well, there are similarities and differences and this drives Graha Maitri too. As per this, if we see the tattva distribution and the characteristics a) Surya, Chandra and Guru are planets of Sattva and stand for happiness b) Budha and Shukra are planets of Rajas and stand for activity and c) Shani, Mangal, Rahu and Ketu are planets of Tamas and stand for desires (leading to punishment and anxiety).

An important matter in Vedic Jyotish is understanding the behavior of a certain planet towards other planets. To understand through a daily life analogy, if a person were to be at an enemy’s place, then principally he would face many difficulties or in the least, would not achieve results that he desires. If he were with a close friend or at a friend’s house, then he would be happy, hence productive and satisfied. Then there could be a neutral relationship which would be neither this nor that kind of a situation. So these 3 types of dynamics apply to Graha Maitri calculation too.

The second pattern is - two planets could be generally friendly but disagreeing in a particular situation, for example like a husband and wife disagreeing on what they should do on an evening. This is called temporary enmity. Similarly, enemies could turn into temporary friends. This can be understood with an example like, India and China pushing a common agenda at a NATO conference. We call this temporary friendship or enmity (taatkaalik mitrataa / shatruta).

Natural (Naisargik) Friendship / Enmity: 

The natural relationship of a planet is determined based on the lordship of rashis and hence these relationships are general and applicable across all charts. In other words, the below principles can be applied to every chart since these are the natural relationships between the planets.

Principle 1 - To find out natural friendship, start from Moolatrikona of a planet. The lords of the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th and 12th houses from the Moolatrikona of a planet are friendly to that planet. 

Examples: 
For Guru, Dhanu Rashi being Moolatrikona, the lords of Makar, Meena, Mesha, Karka, Simha and Vrischika rashis are friends. Hence, as per this principle, the consolidated list of friends is Shani, Guru (himself), Mangal, Chandra, and Surya. 

For Surya, Simha Rashi being Moolatrikona, the lords of Kanya, Vrischika, Dhanu, Meena, Mesha, and Karka rashis are friends. Hence, as per this principle, the consolidated list of friends is Budha, Mangal, Guru, and Chandra.

When a planet is friendly with both rashis of another planet as per the above principle, then we call the relationship close friendship (‘ati mitr’). For example, For Surya, Guru is ati mitr.

Principle 2 - To find out natural enmity, start from Moolatrikona of a planet. The lords of the 3rd, 6th, 7th, 10th and 11th houses from the Moolatrikona of a planet are enemies to that planet. 

Examples:
For Guru, Dhanu Rashi being Moolatrikona, the lords of Kumbha, Vrishabha, Mithuna, Kanya, and Tula rashis are enemies. Hence, as per this principle, the consolidated list of enemies is Shani, Shukra, and Budha.

For Surya, Simha Rashi being Moolatrikona, the lords of Tula, Makar, Kumbha, Vrishabha and Mithuna rashis are enemies. Hence, as per this principle, the consolidated list of enemies is Shukra, Shani, and Budha.

When a planet is an enemy with both rashis of another planet as per the above principle, then we call the relationship true enmity (‘ati shatru’). 

Principle 3 - If a planet is friendly with one Rashi of a planet and is enemy with the 2nd Rashi of the same planet, then the relationship turns neutral (neither friend nor enemy)

Examples:
In the examples given in the above two principles, note the relationship between the following pairs of planets and we can see they are neutral by applying principle 3.

For Guru, Makar is mitr rashi but Kumbha is shatru rashi. So the lord, Shani is neutral to Guru.

For Surya, Kanya is mitr rashi but Mithun is shatru rashi. So the lord, Budha is neutral to Surya.

With neutral planetary relationships, an additional concept can be understood that the planet is posited in the friendly Rashi among the two rashis is relatively better than when the planet is posited in the enemy Rashi. For example: To Mangal, Shukra is neutral. Among Shukra’s two lordship rashis, Mangal posited in Vrishabh is comparatively better than Mangal posited in Tula Rashi. 


Additional points to note: 

  • Even though for Surya, Budha is neutral, when calculated from Budha, Surya is friendly. From a mythological standpoint, Surya is Budha’s father, a King and hence that aligns with the formulaic outcome.


  • Chandra is the only planet that doesn’t consider any planet to be an enemy, irrespective of other planets considering Chandra to be an enemy. Chandra considers Surya and Budha as friends and rest as neutral. Chandra is the significator of the mother and the mind, hence from a characteristic standpoint this aligns as well. 


  • Rahu and Ketu won’t be considered in these principles. Rahu works as Shani and Ketu work as Mangal. Generally, it is considered that due to their malefic nature, they have an enemy relationship with all planets and that all planets consider them as their enemies. Rahu and Ketu eclipse Surya and Chandra (Grahan) so they consider Surya and Chandra as the biggest enemies (param shatru).


  • No planet considers Guru an enemy. They either consider as a friend or neutral. 
  1. So as an example, even though Guru considers Budha as ati shatru, Budha considers Guru neutral. This can be understood that intellect yearns to reach the levels of wisdom and only when one leaves their intellect, can they attain wisdom (or Mukti)
  2. Guru considers Shukra an enemy but Shukra considers Guru as neutral. Guru wants materialism eliminated from the native’s life, but Shukra is a teacher as well and impersonated Guru as per mythology. In Vrishabha and Tula Lagna charts, Guru unless strong is malefic. However, in Dhanu and Meena Lagna's charts, Shukra is average.


  • Shani, Shukra, and Budha consider Chandra as the enemy. Mythologically, Budha considers Guru as the father and not Chandra who is the real father. Seen from another perspective, Budha is intellect and Chandra is the mind and this reflects the contrast between the intellect and the mind. When these two planets are together in any house, there can be seen higher tensions in that life area.


Temporary (Tatkaalik) Friendship/ Enmity:

Temporary relationships are determined specifically in each and every chart, hence the term ‘temporary / tatkaalik’. Also, a key difference between natural and temporary relationships is - natural friendship or enmity is determined based on Rashi lordships from moolatrikona of the planet, whereas temporary friendship or enmity is determined based on planets occupying certain houses in that individual chart.

Principle 4: 
Any planet is a temporary friend to a planet posited in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, and 12th houses. Planets posited in the rest of the houses are temporary enemies. 

In other words, for any planet in a chart, the planets posited in 3 houses on either side are temporary friends and the rest are temporary enemies (that is, 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th houses).

The combination of natural and temporary friendship or enmity yields a chart that is called ‘Panchdha maitri chakra’. If two planets have a natural friendship but temporary enmity or natural enmity but temporary friendship, then we consider the relationship to be neutral. 

However, it is observed that natural friendships and enmities between planets dominate.

A successful jyotishi internalizes the above relationship basics as well as the formulaic method. By blending these principles with knowledge of functional malefic and benefic in a chart, one can interpret charts effectively. 

Spoken By: Mr. Alok Khandelwal
Transcripted By: Madhusudhan Rao
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Saturn in the 9th house of the horoscope

Saturn's position in the ninth house makes native spiritually inclined as well as religious. It makes the natives treat their life an over-stretched journey. It helps them to lead towards self-realization. 

The life of the native revolves around the traditional philosophy of life as well as it makes their perspective very conservative towards life. 

Saturn has some benefits over the life of native as it gives a strong possibility to the native to go abroad, make financially strong, but it also gives obstacles in the path.

It also makes the native frustrated about situations and the delay in long-distance journeys. Along with all the travel aspects, it gives some health hazards to the native. Saturn makes the concentration level great, but, it never lets the native overuse their energy in a particular thing.

Saturn in the 9th of the horoscope suggests not to get involved in the unethical earnings.  So, native should never involve in the black money. It also improves native's self-discipline after 30-years.

Traits of Saturn in the 9th house of the horoscope:

  • Saturn is in the ninth house the native will be sinful.
  • If Saturn is in his sign or his sign of exaltation, the native's father will be long-lived. 
  • If Saturn is weak or is associated with a malefic the native's father will be short-lived. 
  • The native will have meager wealth and will be irreligious, childless, unhappy and one who causes trouble to others. The native will be cruel minded. He will have faith in Yoga Shastra and renunciation. 
  • It denotes legal success, founder of a charitable institution, logical brain and ceremonial minded. 

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