Now, if we take
the normal day to day, mundane affairs, these very
planets represent the following worldly persons.
The king of the solar system,
is the king always and everywhere. The level of regal
splendour he shows will depend on his condition in
Family : The father in a family
and paternal relations, the Sun is also a dignified
Society: The King in a monarchy,
the Sun is the dignitary in modern democracies and
represents highly placed persons whether in government
service or private firms.
Like the Sun, the other planet
representing royalty is the Moon.
Family : Represents the mother
and everything connected with mother.
Society: The wise men (Dwija)
of the society, popular person and in democracies,
the Moon aspected by Saturn represents the charisma
some personalities develop.
Mars is the natural commander-in-chief
Family : Brothers, sisters. Notable
— Some astrologers following the Bhrigu system of
Hindu astrology give to Mars the role of a woman in
a man’s life. While many astrologers do not accept
this, there is strong enough reason to go deeper into
this aspect as some of my researches prove this to
be very valid.
Society: Mars gives an important
marital point which pertains to marriage which is
why in Hindu astrology so much stress is laid on Mangalya
(happiness of a marriage) and also Kujadosha (Kuja
is a synonym for Mars). In social life, Mars represents
the army, the police and men in uniform, administrators,
men in high position, rulership, estate agents etc.
In astrology Mercury is the prince.
Family : Cousins, maternal uncles.
Notable — In Uttar-Kalamrita, Kalidas attributes to
Mercury some other special significations: maternal
grand-father, and younger coborns and or brothers
and sisters. Notable — In a woman’s life Mercury represents,
if afflicted by Saturn a husband with less or no sexual
Society: Mercury represents knowledge
and in modern life, business. So this planet has many
great significations of very wide variety. Mathematicians,
sculptors, astrologers, astronomers, scholars, speakers,
writers, men who know the secrets of mantras and yantras.
In modern age, Mercury is the financial expert, accountant
auditor, journalist, newspaper man, paper merchant
etc. Notable — The association of Mercury with certain
planets in some rashis from the lagna is the clue
to finding it out. Lot of new researches will have
to be done in this area.
Jupiter who is given the honored
place of being the guru of gods, represents, the divine,
Family : Children, elder brother,
respected elders in the family (whose intervention
and advice helps solve family problems) Notable —
In Uttar Kalamrita, the other significations given
to Jupiter are grandsons and also grand-father. Notable
— In Bhrigu astrology, Jupiter is said to represent
the husband of a woman just a Mars is said to represent
the wife of a man.
Society: Traditionally, the priest,
the scholar, the adviser to the king (in ancient times),
Jupiter represents many new modern professionals.
Notable —The judge, the teacher, the lawyer, the adviser
in new modern forms become legal experts, the management
experts, the psychologists, the bankers etc.
Venus, traditionally the guru
of asuras (monsters), is described as the lord of
sixty-four arts, meaning that Venus represents, culture
Family : Represents the sex-life
of married partners in a tradition-bound society otherwise,
the sex-life of an individual. Generally Venus has
been treated as wife. For those born after sun-rise
Venus is said to take the place of Moon and becomes
the mother. Notable — Generally Venus represents family
prosperity, conveyances, jewellery, and precious possessions.
Society: Venus being representative
of arts, all form of arts, fine or commercial, dance,
song, drama, literature, poetry being its sole domain,
dramatists, poets, dancers etc. are Venus-dominant
personalities. Notable — In modern context, the perfumers,
hoteliers, owners of restaurant, computer-software
men and even those who deal with flesh-trade fall
under the vast Venusian umbrella.
Hindu astrologers are mostly
superstitious in their understanding and treatment
of the significations of Saturn. True, Saturn represents,
trouble, sorrow, old age, sickness. Yet in all the
great classics of Hindu astrology Saturn has been
given some other beneficent roles which are overlooked.
My best research given in my books emphasise the positive
side of Saturn with many illustrations.
Family : Old men and servants
in the family. Old, dilapidated houses specially made
of bricks. For those born at night Saturn represents
father, taking the place of the Sun, the natural significator
Society: If the Sun is the aristocrat,
Saturn is the democrat while Mars is the dictator.
These hints help us in making predictions about the
type of government a nation will have at a given point
of time. Lower classes, democrats, crippled persons,
old men, are represented by Saturn in traditional
astrology. In the changed socio-economic times of
ours, Saturn is the seeker of powers through elections
to democratic bodies, iron-smiths and also industrialists
(in cooperation with Mars), a psychologist in cooperation
with Jupiter, an artist in cooperation with Venus,
a sculptor in co-operation with Mercury etc. Notable
— Astrologers who fail to seek the very wide and sweeping
range of all new professions created by Saturn will
fall into thousands of errors of judgments.
Next to Saturn the most condemned
planet is Rahu. Unless astrologers do new researches
and see the positive side of these planets, more damage
will be done to astrology than has already been done
Family : Paternal grand-parents
(though Uttar Kalamrita also uses Rahu for maternal
grand-parents), old, sick person in the family and
those that become non-comformists.
Society: The foreigner, the engineer,
the architect, the space engineer, the politician,
air hostesses, aeroplane pilots and manifold new technical
and semi-technical professions fall in the domain
Ketu is the most baffling planet
in astrology, spiritual, divine on the one hand and
baffling in a medical sense.
Family : Represents maternal
grand-parents (though Uttara Kalamrita takes paternal
grand-parents), the slightly unorthodox members of
Society: Ketu is the planet which
plays key role in shaping a doctor or other men in
semi-medical or alternative systems of medicine. Ketu,
combined with other planets, produces inventors, men
dealing with subtle secrets of nature around our world.
Notable — Some hints have been
given here about the persons represented by different
planets some of them are traditional and some of them
are additional. For instance Ketu represents languages
and linguists. These days when people learn computer
it naturally falls under Ketu because there is computer
language to be learnt. If planets combine, aspect
each other in certain houses from the lagna, the meaning
of this should be interpreted with an open mind.
The classical principle should
never be overlooked and the new meaning must be discovered
otherwise astrological research will remain stagnant.