is the son of Moon and Rohini and therefore called Saumya (son of Soma). It
is a neutral planet and therefore, changes according to its placement in
sign and house. Being nearest to Sun, mercury is restless and this makes is
quick changing and fickle. It has adverse effects when conjuncts with Mars
and make the person nervous and insecure. It rules education, writers,
businessman, intestines, lungs and nervous system.
This is a planet of logic and therefore, possessing a powerful Mercury
indicates good reasoning ability and grasping power. Though both Jupiter and
Mercury represent the human intelligence, Mercury indicates somewhat
immature side of intelligence, compared to mature one of Jupiter. It is a
dual natured planet and owns the dual natured signs, Virgo and Gemini. It
rules all means of communication and intermediation.
Mercury indicates various professions like mathematicians, astrologers and
computer engineers(all are the areas demanding logics). Since it is a planet
of scientific inquiry, all kinds of scientific researches are also governed
by Mercury. Besides, it also indicates professions like brokership,
dealerships etc. It rules means of communication, therefore telephone and
telegraphs, e-mails, couries and post etc. are governed by Mercury.
Mercury rules over the arms, ear hearing system, and the nervous system.
is also well known as Brahaspati or Guru. Jupiter is
believed to rule both Moon and Sun and controls the movement of the planets.
Jupiter signifies luck and fortune. The planet is responsible for success,
fortune, luck and fame. Jupiter is an important planets for females (their
married life and its success). People with high ambitions, priests,
religious teachers, ministers, politicians are all influenced by Jupiter.
People under the influence of Jupiter are jovial, lively and good tempered.
However, the negative aspect of it is that person may be greedy and may act
insecure at times Jupiter is the ruler of the fire sign Sagittarius.
Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system, it is associated with
expansion, growth and opportunity. It represents the higher mind, wisdom,
enthusiasm, optimism, benevolence and generosity. Jupiter's action is to
expand, preserve and increase on all levels.
The position of Jupiter in ones' chart serves as an indicator of one's
faith, confidence and buoyancy. It shows the areas where one will find
opportunity, growth and fulfillment. A well placed Jupiter is associated
with the spiritual, philosophical and intellectual realms. An overstress on
the function of Jupiter may lead to exaggeration, delusions of grandeur, and
a depletion of energies through over-extension. A lack of Jupiter's
influence could lead to pessimism, feelings of inadequacy, depression and
An ill disposed Jupiter leads to digestive disorders, gallstones, diabetes,
low blood sugar, indigestion, gas, jaundice, hemorrhoids, obesity,
malnutrition, hepatitis, obesity, weak digestion, blood sugar, and weight
is also known as 'Shukra' and governs romance, beauty, passion, wealth,
dance, music, rain and bed room. A strong Venus brings comfort, wealth, and
attraction to opposite sex. The planet Venus is all about pleasure - love,
romance and harmony in our emotional attachments, marriages, friendships and
other unions. Venus is content to spread happiness and tenderness, all the
while teaching us how to love and appreciate others and the things that we
possess. While Mars represents the youthful male in our solar system, Venus
is the charming princess. Hence Venus is to be considered for happy married
life. A well placed Venus in a man's horoscope indicates good relationship
with his wife.
A strong Venus rules over art and artistic sense and indicates inclination
towards music, arts, humorous literature, theater etc. Hence people pursuing
arts either professionally or as an amateur, have a strong Venus in their
charts. It also rules over cinema and theater stars, films and photography,
five star hotels and restaurants and all kinds of sweets.
The arts (music, dance, drama and literature, to name a few) and a sense of
the aesthetic fall within the ream of Venus. Venus beseeches us to indulge
our senses and revel in the beauty of our world. This Planet is inextricably
linked to refinement, culture, charm and grace. Venus has a feminine energy
and rules both Taurus and Libra.
Venus rules over eyes, nose, chin, throat, sexual organs, kidneys, bladder
etc. A badly placed Venus indicates dysfunction of these parts. Beauty is
also strongly associated with Venus.