Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Benefic and Malefic Planets in Astrology



In Vedic Astrology there are nine planets and according to their nature they known as benefic (good)  and malefic (not good) planets. Rahu and ketu always considered malefic planets for everyone, but these are the points which helps you to your soul growth after giving mental suffering.

The Benefic (good) planets are: Waxing Moon, Venus, and Jupiter. These planets considered mild and benefic in general.

The malefic (not good) Planets are: Waning Moon, Mars, Saturn and Sun. These planets considered cruel in nature and malefic in general.

But this is not the truth. The planets is benefic or malefic depends on the house ruler ship of the planets according to your ascendant.

Every planets rule different house according the ascendant and on the basis of that planets considered benefic and malefic.

In vedic astrology there are some house which is considered malefic and these houses are 6th, 8th and 12th, and depending on your ascendant these house rules by different planets and these planets considered malefic for that particular ascendant and they known as functional malefic planets because it does not matter whether they are benefic planets.

Every planets rules two signs in vedic astrology and have its mooltrikona signs which means the sign which is strong.

        PLANET                       LORD                     MOOLTRIKONA SIGN

  1. Sun                                  Leo                                         Leo
  2. Moon                              Cancer                                   Taurus( 4 - 20 degrees)
  3. Mars                               Aries, Scorpio                       Aries
  4. Mercury                         Virgo, Gemini                       Virgo
  5. Jupiter                           Sagittarius, Pisces                Sagittarius
  6. Venus                             Taurus, Libra                        Libra
  7. Saturn                            Capricorn, Aquarius            Aquarius

So if these planets mooltrikona sign falls in 6th, 8th, and 12th house that planet is considered malefic.

So lets see what are functional malefic planets for each ascendants:

Aries: Mercury (mooltrikona sign Virgo falls in 6th house), Rahu and Ketu.

Taurus: Venus (mooltrikona sign libra falls in 6th house), Jupiter (mooltrikona sign sagittarius falls in 8th house), Mars (mooltrikona sign Aries falls in 12th house), Rahu and Ketu.

Gemini: No mooltrikon signs falls in 6th 8th and 12th house. so no functional malefic planets for gemini ascendant, Rahu and Ketu.

Cancer: Jupiter (mooltrikona sign Sagittarius falls in 6th house), Saturn (mooltrikona sign Aquarius falls in 8th house), Rahu and Ketu.

Leo: No mooltrikon signs falls in 6th 8th and 12th house. So no functional malefic planets for Leo ascendant, but Moon considered malefic as it rule 12th house,  Rahu and Ketu.

Virgo: Saturn, (mooltrikona sign Aquarius falls in 6th house), Mars (mooltrikona sign Aries falls in 6th house), Sun,( mooltrikona sign leo falls in 12th house), Rahu and Ketu.

Libra: Mercury (mooltrikona sign virgo falls in 12th house), Rahu and Ketu.

Scorpio: Mars (mooltrikona sign aries falls in 6th house), Venus (mooltrikona sign Libra falls in 12th house), Rahu and Ketu.

Sagittarius: The Moon (mooltrikona sign Taurus falls in 6th house), Rahu and Ketu.

Capricorn: The Sun (mooltrikona sign leo falls in 8th house), Jupiter (mooltrikona sign Sagittarius falls in 12th house), Rahu and Ketu.

Aquarius: The Moon considered malefic as it rule 6th house, Mercury (mooltrikona sign virgo falls in 8th house), Rahu and Ketu.

Pisces: The Sun (mooltrikona sign leo falls in 6th house), Venus (mooltrikona sign Libra falls in 8th house), Saturn (mooltrikona sign Aquarius falls in 12th house), Rahu and Ketu.

So whenever these planets mahadasha run the person suffer through some difficulty in their life according to their house ruler-ship of the planets.