Vedic Astrology Aspects of Planets and Their Effects on Our Lives

Vedic astrology aspects are nothing but the view or Drishthis of a planet in one house on the other houses or one sign on the other signs.

Vedic astrology aspects are mainly of 2 types.

  • Sign aspects and
  • planetary aspects.

Aspects of Signs

To know these it is important to remember different Signs and their features.

As mentioned earlier in another post Signs according to their nature can be divided into 3 types. Movable, fixed and dual.

1,4,7,10 which are Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn are movable Signs.

2,5,8,11 which are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius are fixed Signs.

3,6,9,12 which are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces are dual Signs or common Signs.

According to the rules given in the Brahat Parashara Hora Shastra all Signs aspect, the Sign falling opposite to them and also those falling on both sides of them.

So movable Signs have their aspects on fifth, eighth and eleventh from them, fixed ones on the third, sixth and ninth from them and dual ones on the 4th,7th and 10th from them.

What it means in simpler words is that movable Signs aspect all the fixed Signs except the fixed Sign adjacent to them. Fixed Sign aspects all the movable Signs except for the movable Sign which falls twelfth from it and a dual Sign aspects all the remaining dual Signs. Planets in those Signs also have similar aspects as the Signs they occupy.

Vedic Astrology Aspects of Each Planet

Apart from having the Sign aspects planets also have their own individual aspects from the position they are placed in the horoscope. Below are given the Aspects of each planet and the extent to which they aspect.

vedic astrology aspects

Sun 

Fully aspects the 7th house, gives a 3/4th aspect on the 4th and 8th houses, half aspect(50%) on the 5th and the 9th house and quarter(1/4th) on the 3rd and 10th house.

Moon

Fully aspects the 7th house,  3/4th aspect on the 4th and the 8th, half aspect on the 5th and 9th and 1/4th on the 3rd and the 10th house.

Mars

Full aspect on the 4th,7th and the 8th house, half aspect on the 5th and the 9th house, quarter aspect on the 3rd and the 10th house.

Mercury

Fully aspects the 7th house,  3/4th aspect on the 4th and the 8th, half aspect on the 5th and 9th and 1/4th on the 3rd and the 10th house.

Jupiter

Full aspect on the 5th,7th and the 9th house, 3/4th on the 4th and the 8th house, quarter on the 3rd and the 10th house.

Venus

Fully aspects the 7th house,  3/4th aspect on the 4th and the 8th, half aspect on the 5th and 9th and 1/4th on the 3rd and the 10th house.

Saturn

Fully aspects the 3rd,10th and 7th houses, 3/4th aspect on the 4th and 8th houses and half aspect on the 5th and the 9th house.

Benefic and Malefic Aspects

Aspects can be Benefic (which is good for us) and/or Malefic (Causing bad and harmful effects to the house) depending on the dignity of the planet and their natural inclinations. For example, Jupiter is a natural benefic whose aspect usually is considered good unless Jupiter itself is under severe affliction from malefics and conjunctions and is in the wrong house. Also if Jupiter is a functional malefic in a chart it can cause harm due to its aspects.

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