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Significations of Rahu Graha

Significations of Rahu Graha in Indian Vedic Astrology

Externally, Rahu Graha signifies people from outside the community, people who are not part of the ordinary social structures, eccentrics, people who are unpredictable and untraceable.

Physically, Rahu would co-signify the same parts as Saturn.

Internally, Rahu Graha represents desires, and the tendency to identify oneself with external objects. It represents impulsive thoughts and behaviour, and the ability to passionately pursue goals in the most crafty ways.

Qualities signified by Rahu: Rahu indicate passionate, impulsive, hard to contain, wild, intelligent, tricky, illusionary, fake, smoky.

Determining what objects are signified by Rahu Graha: Rahu Graha signifies things that are illusionary in nature, or parts that are of foreign nature, not truly fitting in.

Rahu Graha is considered to be a rogue planet. The other name of Rahu is Bhayanaka.Various names are assigned to Rahu in Vedic texts including: the chief, the advisor of the demons, the minister of the demons, ever-angry, the tormentor, bitter enemy of the luminaries, lord of illusions, one who frightens the Sun, the one who makes the Moon lustreless, the peacemaker, the immortal (having drunk the divine nectar), bestower of prosperity and wealth and ultimate knowledge

Details of Rahu Graha

Description : Smoky appearance with a blue-mix physique. He resides in forests and is horrible. He is vata in temperament and is intelligent.
Caste : Outcast/cruel people
Trees : Anthills
Clothes : Multi colored clothes
Taste : Lead
Time Period : 8 months
Substance : Dhatu

Significations of Shani (Saturn) Graha

Significations of Shani (Saturn) Graha in Indian Vedic Astrology with External,Internal & physical influence

Externally, Shani signifies people who maintain low level and basic facilities: service people, workmen, people doing manual labor, cleaning people, servants, people dedicated to their jobs for a long time, very responsible and committed people. Also signified are people who are very introvert or hidden from the public eye, researchers, reclusives, monks.

Physically, Shani signifies the parts of the body that are instrumental to restricting the movement. Whereas Surya signifies the bones, Shani signifies the joints, tenants and muscles that keep the skeleton within a range of motions. Shani also signifies the physical aspect of the nervous system.

Internally, Shani indicates traits and abilities related to long term values. Responsibility, commitment, the ability to deal with grief, stability, longevity.

Qualities signified by Shani: slow but steady, responsible, cold, withdrawn, humble, restricted, detached, dirty, dark, old.

Determining what objects are signified by Saturn: Whatever parts are most remote from the core, whatever part is essential for the physical longevity, the least attractive parts that have their use in the long run, things related to elimination and separation.

Details of of Shani (Saturn) Graha

Rank : Brahma
Color : Dark
Bhoota : Air
Caste : Sudra
Nature : Tamasik
Description : Emaciated and long body, tawny eyes, vata, big teeth, indolent, lame, coarse hair.
Dhatu : Muscles
Abode : Filthy ground
Time Period : Year
Taste : Astringent
Strong Direction : West
Trees : Anthills
Clothes : Multi colored robes
Season : Sishira
Substance : Dhatu

Significations of Shukra (Venus) Graha

Externally, Shukra relates to everything that is for the purpose of providing luxury and comfort. Refined, artistic, and elegant things, ornaments, jewelry, art, music, performances and concerts. All people who create or enjoy such things: models, designers, artists, poets, painters, women wearing makeup. Also people involved with creating balance and harmony such as certain types of counselors and advisors.

Physically, Shukra signifies the semen, the most refined aspect of the male physiology. It rules the reproductory organs in general for both males and females.

Internally, Shukra represents our ability to enjoy and be balanced. This in turn is expressed in how affectionate, gentle and loving we can be to others. Shukra relates to the overall refinement of our system, in all its various aspects.

Qualities signified by Shukra: refined, harmonious, desirous, elegant, social, soothing, affectionate, artistic.

Determining what objects are signified by Shukra: Whatever is related to the beautification and smooth state of the system. Those elements that “oil” the other parts without doing the work itself.

Details about Shukra (Venus) Graha

Rank : Sachi Devi
Color : Variegated
Bhoota : Water
Caste : Brahmin
Nature : Rajasik
Description : Charming, splendorous body, is excellent or great in disposition, has
charming eyes, is a poet, Kapha/Vata, curly hair.
Dhatu : Semen
Abode : Bedroom
Time Period : Fortnight
Taste : Aciduous
Strong Direction : North
Trees : Flowering trees
Clothes : Silk
Season : Vasanta
Dhatu : Moola

Significations of Guru (Jupiter)

Externally, Jupiter signifies people who are wise or well educated, scholars, experts, teachers, advisers, people full with life and optimism, jolly and eloquent people, people who are large, people with expansive ideas, people with collections of any kind, people who are balanced in their lifestyles, people who are dedicated to spiritual growth, sweet and fattening food, fruit.

Physically, Jupiter represents growth in the body, fat, the storing and release of energy in the form of fat by the liver, the growth of any tissue, excessive growth (overweight, tumors).

Internally, Jupiter represents happiness, optimism, spiritual growth, intelligence, learning, in particular the ability to get the bigger picture, eloquence, the ability to grow and progress.

Qualities signified by Jupiter: happiness, optimism, expansiveness, eloquence, intelligence, learned, spiritual, collecting, large.

Determining what objects are signified by Jupiter: Whatever part of the system is key or regulates growth, maintains overall balance in the system, is a storehouse for information.

Details about Guru (Jupiter)

Rank : Indra
Color : Tawny
Bhoota : Ether
Caste : Brahmin
Nature : Satwik
Description : Big body, tawny hair and tawny eyes, kapha, intelligent, learned in all shastras
Dhatu : Fat
Abode : Treasure house
Time Period : Month
Taste : Sweet
Strong Direction : East
Trees : Fruit bearing trees
Clothes : Saffron
Season : Hemanta
Substance : Jeeva

Significations of Budha (Mercury)

Externally, Mercury represents people that communicate a lot, are mediators, translators, messengers, or are involved in any form transfer or transmission of information. Mercury also signifies playful and funny people, people that joke or play with words, people that imitate others, adults that are child-like excited or curious.

Physically, Mercury represents the parts of the body that are involved in internal and external communication: the nervous system (internal), the mouth, lips, and hands (external). Mercury also signifies the skin, as it functions as an exchange organ with the outside world.

Internally, Mercury represents the intellectual mind, logic, discrimination, ability to use language and symbols, communication skills, short term memory, adaptability, and a sense of humor.

Qualities signified by Mercury: are quick, adaptable, witty, funny, boyish.

Determining what objects are signified by Mercury: Whatever part is responsible for communication, quick transfer of information, providing the infrastructure of the system, allowing contrasting parts to work together.

Rank : Maha Vishnu
Color : Green
Bhoota : Earth
Caste : Vaishya
Nature : Rajasik
Description : Attractive physique, capacity to use words with many meanings. Fond of jokes, mix of Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Dhatu : Skin
Abode : Sports ground
Time Period : Ritu (season, approx 2 months)
Taste : Mixed
Strong Direction : East
Trees : Fruitless trees
Clothes : Black silk
Season : Sharad
Substance : Jeeva

Significations of Chandra

Externally, Chandra represents highly placed people having a nurturing role, such as queens and first ladies. Whereas Surya gets its importance from being at the heart of the solar system, Chandra gets is from being closest to the Earth, and from our subjective perspective on Earth, being at the heart of the solar system. Surya gets it’s power from mere gravitational pull, but Chandra gets it from being close. Therefore, Chandra represents powerful people that play a more subjective role, nurture or are simply close to us like a mother. The light of the Moon is the reflection of the Sun, most visible in the absence of the Sun. Therefore, Chandra represents people that pass on the inspiration and spirit of the leaders, but in a supportive and gentle way.

Physically, the systems of the body that nurture and feed the body are represented by Chandra. The blood distributes nutrition and oxygen to all parts of the body. In a female, the womb nurtures the child. Whereas the brain is represented by Surya because of it’s controlling function, the hormones that are produced by the brain are represented by Chandra. Of the two eyes, the left eye is represented by Chandra.

Internally, Chandra signifies our mindset and emotions, our response to sensory experiences, our imagination, our ability to care and support others, nurturing skills, empathy.

Qualities signified by Chandra: motherly, caring, nurturing, emotional, sensitive, empathetic, imaginative, social, thoughtful, gentle, childlike charm.

Determining what objects are signified by Chandra: Of any living being or thing, the part that is supporting or nurturing the rest of it is signified by Chandra. In a social environment that is whoever takes the initiative first to care of the weak or helpless: mothers, nurses, health care workers and social workers.

Meena (Pisces) Rashi

The 12th sign is Meena (Pisces). Parashara describes Meena as follows:

“It resembles a pair of fish, one tailed with the head of the other. This rashi is strong at night. It is a watery rashi and is predominant with Sattwa guna. It denotes resoluteness and is related to water. It does not have a foot and has a medium build. It rules the north and rises with both head and back. It is ruled by Guru.”

Guru (Jupiter) is the ruler, and Meena is a dual, watery and female sign. Jupiter’s expansive qualities combined with the element of water, gives an association with large bodies of water.

The symbol is a pair of fish, swimming in opposite directions. The fish is characteristic of opposite directions contained within one quiet body of water.

People with a prominent Meena tend to have an idealistic and universal view on things. They are active on the outside, but peaceful on the inside. They can have a problem making up their mind, or change their judgment on things. They are attracted to spirituality for the promise of enlightenment. They can be sentimental, and very moved by women or beauty. They have an attraction to products from the sea.

Kumbha (Aquarius) Rashi

The 11th sign is Kumbha (Aquarius). Parashara describes Kumbha as follows:

“It represents a man holding a pot. Its complexion is deep brown. It has a medium build and is a biped rashi. It is very strong during daytime. It relates to deep water and is airy. It rises with its head and is Tamasic. It rules Sudras, the 4th Varna, and the west. Its lord is Shani, Surya’s offspring.”

Shani (Saturn) is the ruler, and Kumbha is fixed, airy and male. Shani’s slow and deep qualities are not directed to physical causes like in Makara, instead it has a mental and philosophical slant, capable of deep thought.

The symbol is a man holding a water pitcher. Holding a water pitcher without dropping it requires steady concentration and fixity of purpose, both qualities of this sign.

People with a prominent Kumbha have a purpose, based on some philosophy or simple life principles. They have an interest in helping friends, or a community at large. They can be rough in their manners, but are also not too delicate themselves.

Makara (Capricorn) Rashi

The 10th sign is Makara (Capricorn). Parashara describes Makara as follows:
“It has Shani as the lord and has predominance of Tamo guna (a disposition seen in demons). It is an earthy rashi and represents the southern direction. It is strong at night, and rises from the back. It has a large body. Its complexion is variegated and it resorts to both forests and lands. Its first half is quadruped and its second half moves in water, without a foot.”

Shani (Saturn) is the ruler and Makara is movable, earthy, and female. Shani has qualities of patience, endurance and slow but steady progress. The movable side of Makara is contrasting mobile as compared to Shani.
The symbol of the sign is a crocodile with the upper body of a goat. The crocodile part stands for the patience and endurance, and the goat part grafted on top of it stands for the mobility, and the somewhat stubborn nature of the sign.

People with a prominent Makara are industrious, and hard working. They are ambitious but patient in reaching their goals. They are likely to travel, or move around in one way or another