Planet Positions

The Connection between Astrology and the Planets

Planet Positions

We all are connected to the universe and we live and breathe on this rotating and revolving globe. In astrology, we are composed of universal elements. There is a great importance of planets and other celestial bodies on our lives and health. It is believed that the cosmic energy in the universe controls our thoughts and turns them into the actions. The seven astrological planets Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn and two heavenly bodies Rahu and Ketu have a great role in our daily life. All bodies are differentiated and categorized in the different ways. The most important facts you should know about these planets are given below:

All the planets are divided by gender. Sun, Jupiter, and Mars are categorized as masculine and moon and Venus comes in the gender as feminine. Mercury belongs to both classes.

In the Twelve houses, the position of all the planets, The Sun and the moon is decisive at the time of birth. Saturn, Jupiter, and the sun are known as Day-stars and the moon, Mars, and Venus are known as night starts. Again, Mercury belongs to both categories.

Jupiter and Venus are categorized as good planets. Saturn and Mars come in the Malignant category. Remaining The sun, the moon and Mercury have mixed character.

Sun favorable placement of Sun in a horoscope brings fame and power to a person in all areas.
Moon positive position Moon indicates joy, enthusiasm and peace of mind and negative moon causes tensions, depression, suicidal tendency and pessimistic attitude.
Mercury is dual natured planet and governs two zodiac signs namely Gemini and Virgo.
Venus is well known for love, romance, dance, sex, beauty, music and recreations sources.
Mars is considered malefic but for Cancer and Leo ascendant, this works negative.
Jupiter is the good for happy married life.
Saturn has also a great effect on life. Every zodiac sign must suffer from the effect of Saturn once in a life.
Uranus march to one's own drummer, experiment, shock, awaken, rebel, intuit.
Neptune believe, dream, imagine, pray, heal, psychically receive, escape, rest.
Pluto reproduce, renew, transform, unload, let go, dig underneath, dominate.
Understanding the planets and their meanings

What Do the Planets in Astrology Mean? Rama is the incarnation of the Sun, Krishna of the moon, Narasimha of the Mars, Buddha of the Mercury, Vamana of the Jupiter, Parashurama of the Venus, Koorma of the Saturn. Varaha of the Rahu and Meena of the Ketu.

We consider the Sun and the Moon as the planets in astrology and take observations as Earth is the center of the universe. Vedic Astrology excludes Uranus, Neptune and Pluto including Rahu and Ketu as they stay in one Zodiac Sign for a long time. Also, these bodies are very far away from the earth and have less effect on us.

In Astrology, Zodiac sign has a special importance of the newborn's health and life. In Medical Astrology these signs ruled special part of the body. For example, Aries is for head and Libra is for intestine. Judicial astrology postulates the acceptance of the earth as the center of the solar system. With the help of natural astrology, we can also predict the weather especially from the position of the moon.
Astrology Aspects: Current, Transitory and Natal

As planets move around the ancient circle of the zodiac, their relationship to earth changes day to day. There are times when the effect they have on earth is harmonious because of the position of another planet as it moves about its path. The real-time interaction of two planets is called a "current aspect," as when this aspect takes place, it is currently happening. Harmonious planetary aspects occurring between two planets can lead to pleasant stretches of time among us all here on our home planet.

The second type of aspect is called a "transitory aspect." This is when a planet moves into position with the location that another planet had on the day you were born. The location of the planets at the moment of your birth is recorded and calculated as your astrology chart. It is believed that the planets, the independent bodies of the solar system, began having an effect on you when you became an independent body on earth. The imprint of these planetary locations on you at this moment is your lifelong way of accepting the universe as it should be. The aspects between the planets in your astrology chart are called your "natal aspects."

As the planets continue moving on, they interact with the past locations on your astrology chart. When tension among the planets is adversely affecting the world, the planets are often simultaneously interacting harmoniously with the planetary locations of your astrology chart. Ever felt great when everyone else was miserable? The same can happen in reverse - it can be a perfect day of harmonious planetary energy in the sky above but some of the current locations of the planets can be interacting rather harshly with your chart.
Harmonious Aspects: Conjunctions, Trines and Sextiles

There are three harmonious aspects in astrology between planets: the conjunction, the trine and the sextile.

When a planet is moving into the same part of the zodiac as another planet, this is called a conjunction. While these planets are hundreds of thousands of miles apart, they appear to get together in the same spot of the zodiac as you look at them from earth and thus have an effect on us here. A solar eclipse is the best example of a conjunction; the Sun and the Moon are together in the sky as seen from earth.

A planet is nearing a sextile aspect when it is two zodiac signs away from another point in the solar system. An exact sextile aspect is when two points or objects in the zodiac are 60° apart in the 360° circle. Each year you will notice a wonderful feeling exactly sixty days before your birthday and sixty days after your birthday; this is when the Sun is in a transitory sextile aspect to the location of the Sun on your astrology chart. This is the most classic of the transitory sextile aspects.

A trine is when two objects or points in the zodiac are exactly 120° apart. A person who was born four zodiac signs after you, regardless of the year, will always be a soulmate possibility. Trines occur between signs that share the same astrological element. A natal trine aspect in your astrology chart is the indicator of your personality strengths.