THE NINE GRAHAS OF VEDIC ASTROLOGY
KEY MEANINGS OF THE PLANETS

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Fiery Sun

SUN (SURYA)
King of the Grahas

Element: Fire

The Soul

Father

Leadership and Authority

Intelligence

Creativity

Bones

The heart

Sun is Karaka of Father

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MOON (CHANDRA)

Queen of the Grahas

 

Element: Water

Emotion

Mother

Persuasion

Influence

Flow

Blood

Moon is Karaka of Mother

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MARS (MANGALA)

Commander in Chief

Element: Fire

Siblings

Courage and Action

Weapons

Military/Police

Immunity

Marrow/Red Blood Cells

Mars is Karaka of Siblings

Mother and Daughter Hugging

MERCURY (BUDHA)

The Prince

Element: Earth

Education

Learning

Writing

Communication

Skin

Mercury is Karaka of Career

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JUPITER (BRIHASPATI)

The Advisor

Element: Ether

Family/Wealth

Spirituality

Higher Learning

Expansion

Fat Tissue

Jupiter is Karaka of Children

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Mother and Daughter Hugging

VENUS ( SHUKRA)

The Minister

Element: Water

Spouse

Beauty and Art

Fertility

Relationships

Semen and Ovum

Venus is Karaka of Spouse

Wedding Couple in Nature
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Wedding Decor
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SATURN (SHANI)

The Servant

Element: Air

Work

Duty

Responsibility

Structure

Organization

Saturn is Karaka of Longevity, Karma

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Mother and Daughter Hugging
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NORTH NODE OF MOON (RAHU)

The Outcast

Element: Air

Innovative

Irreverent

Nonconformist

Outsider

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Wedding Decor
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South Node of the Moon (Ketu)

The Outcast

Element: Fire

Spirituality

Detachment

Other worldly

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THE OUTER PLANETS: URANUS, NEPTUNE AND PLUTO

The outer planets are not typically utilized by traditional Vedic astrologers since these planets were not discovered until modern times: Uranus - 1781, Neptune - 1846, Pluto -1930. However there is great generational influences that coincide with these planets and certain transits to key points in the birth chart can also be experienced as profound.

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URANUS
The Awakener

Innovation

Electricity

Technology

Unexpected changes

Mother and Daughter Hugging

NEPTUNE
God of the Sea

Inspiration

 Dreams

Psychic Receptivity

Illusion

No Karaka

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PLUTO
God of the Underworld

Regeneration

Transformation

Rebirth

Purging

Not a Karaka

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