Vedic Astrology - Lesson 5

© 2001 G. Kumar - Eastrovedica

The foremost amongst the six auxiliary sciences is Sidereal Astrology according to the Indian Sages. It has been rightly called as the Vision of the Vedas. She is the most perfect amongst all the auxiliary sciences, says one poetic verse, highlighting its importance in Higher Superconscient Learning.

In Sanskrit "Vid" means to know. Veda means Knowledge. It is equivalent to the Episteme of the Greeks and the Scientia of the Latinists (Scire - to know, Scientia (Science) - Knowledge).

The Deep Exaltation Points of Planets

In the 5th degree of Cancer, Jupiter is in a state of deep exaltation.
Moon 3rd degree of Taurus
Saturn 20th degree of Libra
Venus 27th degree of Pisces
Mercury 16th degree of Virgo
Sun 10th degree of Aries
Mars 28th degree of Capricorn

The Deep Debilitation Points of Planets

180 degrees from the deep exaltation point is the deep debilitation point and is therefore (for planets).

Jupiter 5th degree of Capricorn
Moon 3rd degree of Scorpio
Saturn 20th degree of Aries
Venus 27th degree of Virgo
Mercury 16th degree of Pisces
Sun 10th degree of Libra
Mars 28th degree of Cancer

The Dispositor Theory

A planet transmits its power to the signs owned by it. For instance, Jupiter owns Sagittarius and Pisces. If Jupiter is exalted, then Sagittatariius and Pisces becomes powerful. Not only the signs owned by the planet, but the Planets posited in these signs also become powerful. Dispositor is the planet who is the lord of the sign. For instance, if Mars is in Cancer, Cancer is owned by the Moon and hence Moon becomes the dispositor of Mars.

Exaltation Dispositor

The planet who gets exalted in a sign is called the Exaltation dispositor. For instance, Jupiter get exalted in Cancer. Hence the exaltation dispositor of Cancer is Jupiter and its dispositor, Moon!

Cancellation of Debilitation (Neechabhanga)

We know that planets gets exalted in certain signs and debilitated in certain signs. The debilitation sign is 180 degrees from the exaltation sign.

Debilitation is cancelled due to 2 factors:

  1. When the dispositor is in a quadrant ( 1,4,7 & 10 houses ) either from the Ascendant or the Lunar Ascendant.
  2. When the exaltation dispositor is in a quadrant either from the Ascendant or the Lunar Ascendant.

This Cancellation of Debilitation is considered to be a powerful Regal Yoga or Conjunction (Raja Yoga).

Planets in Quadrants

1, 4, 7, 10 houses are called quadrants. 1, 5, 9 houses are called Trines. Benefic planets like Jupiter, Venus & Mercury are considered to be powerful when they are posited in quadrants. It is said that that these 3 natural benefics in quadrants can destroy scores of afflictions!

If natural malefics own quadrants, they become benefics. Mars& Saturn are good as owners of quadrants. On the other hand, if natural benefics like Venus and Jupiter own quadrants, they are vitiated by Quadrangular ownership. They become functional malefics.

The trinal lords (lords of 1, 5 & 9) are considered powerful.

Colours of Planets

Jupiter Golden Hue
Sun Reddish
Moon Fair
Mars Deep red
Mercury Greenish
Saturn Black
Venus Polished Light Black

Significators of Houses

1st House Sun
2nd House Jupiter
3rd House Mars
4th House Moon
5th House Jupiter
6th House Saturn
7th House Venus
8th House Saturn
9th House Jupiter
10th House Sun
11th House Jupiter
12th House Saturn

Signs as Significators of the Elemental Five

Aries,Leo,Scorpio are Fiery Signs
Taurus,Cancer, Libra are Watery Signs
Gemini,Virgo are Earthly Signs
Capricorn, Aquarius are Airy Signs
Sagittarius, Pisces are Etheric Signs.

Classical Philosophy has The Law of Correspondences as its base. "As Above, so Below", the Earth is an exact replica of Heaven!

Based on the Pythagorean Law of Vibration, the nine digits correspond to the nine revolving heavens and this science came to be known as the science of Astro-Numerology.

Gemologists have found that the vibrations of gems correspond to the vibrations of the planets and this came to be known as Astro-Gemology.

Astrology as related to Yoga

The aim of Nature is to effect Super-Nature. The aim of Yoga is Self, is Self-Actualisation. As the Science of Time dealing with the mathematical Law of Probability, Astrology can help the aspirants attain to Self- Realisation by pointing out the obstacles on the Path (Was not Jesus tempted by Satan, Buddha by Mara?) and the means of overcoming those obstacles...

-Article by G Kumar, Astrologer and CEO - Recently he was awarded a Certificate by the Planetary Gemologists Association as a Planetary Gem Advisor. is headed by the internationally renowned Gemologist Richard S Brown of who founded the GIA (Gemological Institute of America). Kumar is contactable at or The address of his physical shop is Zodiac Computers, 3/528 Tkss Bldgs, East Nada, Guruvayur, Kerala, India 680101 Office Phone +91 0487-552851 Home Phone +91 0487-422060. He has compiled a Free Ebook on Astro-Numerology which includes all the Nine Lessons. To get the Free Ebook, email me

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