Planets are the heavenly bodies that orbit around the sun and according to astrology; they have great impacts on the human life. Different configurations and transits of planets have great influence on the mental, physical and emotional states of the people. Astrologers believe that these planets influence the destiny of people.
To ancient astrologers, planets represented the will of Gods and their influence on humans. However, in the modern times, the concept is still same with little amendments. Today, planets represent basic drives or energy flow regulators defining the dimensions of experience. By understanding the transits and configurations of these planets, astrologers can predict fate of an individual.
There are nine planets that orbit the sun. These planets are known as Navagraha or nine realms. These include the Sun, the Moon, and planets names Mars, Jupiter, Mercury, Venus and Saturn; furthermore, there are ascending lunar node named as Rahu and a descending lunar node called Ketu.
Sun: Sun is the star, which is located at the centre of the solar system, and all the planets revolve around it. Sun represents conscious ego, personal power, pride, authority, leadership qualities and principles of creativity.
Moon: Moon orbits around Earth and it stabilizes Earth’s orbit and control the tide effects on earth’s oceans. Astrologically, the Moon is associated with person’s emotions, unconscious habits, memories and moods.
Mercury: It is the ruling planet of Gemini and Virgo. Mercury is the messenger of Gods and circles the Sun on the fastest orbit of any planet. Astrologically, Mercury represents the principles of communication, thinking patterns and adaptability.
Venus: It is the ruling planet of Taurus and Libra and is exalted in Pisces. According to Roman mythology, Venus is the goddess of beauty and love. In terms of astrology, Venus is associated with principle of harmony, beauty affections, resilience, equality and sympathetic attitude.
Mars: Mars is the ruling planet of Aries and Scorpio. Astrologically speaking, it is a planet associated with confidence, aggression, sexuality, strength and ambition. Mars also governs sports and other physical activities.
Jupiter: This planet is the biggest planet known and rules Sagittarius and Pisces. Astrologically, it represents principles of growth, expansion and good fortune. It is also associated with urge of freedom. It governs business, wealth and higher education.
Saturn: Saturn is the ruling planet of Capricorn and Aquarius. Astrologically, Saturn indicates focus, precision, ethics, purpose, dedication and virtue. It also represents limitations, restrictions and Karma.
Rahu: Rahu is an imaginary planet and has no physical existence, yet it is one of the strongest planets. It rules Aquarius. Astrologically, it is a dirty planet that governs laziness, filthiness, delays and hurdles.
Ketu: Ketu rules Scorpio and is friends with Mercury, Venus and Satrun. It bestows spiritual tendencies, asceticism and non-attachment to worldly desires.
These planets don’t move, but signs transit between these planets, which cause impacts on the destiny and fate of individuals. Any experienced astrologer can analyse these transits, and can predict the events and happenings that will take place in someone’s life.
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