Tuesday, December 08, 2009


Dear esteemed members and Bhaskerji,

At combustion, planet loses its own rays due to close proximity to sun.
A) It means that the combust planet obscured by the rays of the Sun, is considered impotent (weak to act independently).

Combust planet express itself through Sun.

Important Note : Retrograde planet does not lose its rays at combustion.

B) Sun is the Karak for lagna, signifies self (EGO).
Due to closeness of combust planet SUN is also affected with the qualities of the combust planet

To say to someone that Mars is combust and therefore weak (impotent) will not ring true because the person KNOWS that the traits of Mars are strong in their nature (self). Similarly, although Mercury suffers combustion, the qualities of Mercury are also reflected through Sun...
The native KNOWS he's not lacking intelligence.

However, ego and pride (boastfulness) would likely be quite prominent in regards to intellect (Mercury) and force of character (Mars)..

C) Sun is karak for Dharma and Agni which purifies the individual beings by cleaning them with Spiritual heat.
To say,
Combustion of Jupiter will make you pass through a phase of spiritual growth like gold passing theorugh fire to come clean and combustion of Saturn will burn the sins attributed to adharma you did in the past birth by forcing you to serve elders and father.

D) Also look for natural friendship and enimity of Sun with combust planet.
For example,
Combustion of Venus indicate delays in marriage ( perhaps Sun shows it's anger) and it also indicate Dharmic attitude of Venus at relationship, no extra marital affairs or love affairs...

E) The combination of combust planets is also an important consideration.
For instance, the combined influence of Mer/Mars (on Sun) would be different to the combined influence of Mer/Ven or Mer/Jup...

F) How results will be manifested can be seen through house and nakshatra lordship yogas.

//3) What could be the effect of a combust and retro Mercury ?//

Retro mercury will not lose it rays so combustion results will be not pronoused and Budh Aditya yoga will give its full effects.

I hope it will help.

Vijay Goel

Dear Vijay Ji and others,

In one of his lectures Hart De Fouw said the following:

"Sun is only the indicator of the Atma or the Soul. Nowhere in the classics does it say it denotes the "Ego". Even some classical Indian authors have fallen for this "Western" notion that Sun denotes the "Ego".

So, if any one has a classical reference to Sun denoting the "Ego" instead of the "Atma", please do provide it.

Dear Manojji,

//"Sun is only the indicator of the Atma or the Soul. Nowhere in the classics does it say it denotes the "Ego".//

This is true. But Sun, Jupiter is also the Karak of Lagna. Jupiter indicate intelligence, wisdom whereas Sun indicate health and sense of individuality.
This individualistic attitude, knowing of self and at spiritual level it is atma so is SUN.

In Gita it is clearly mention that Gyana yoga or Knowledge brings pride and ego, Badhaka for Moksha, clearly pointing out the negativity of sun and jupiter (associated with lagna\LL) at excessive strong level (Rajasic level).

I mean that at positive normal level sun will bring confidence (karak sun) and over (karak rahu) confidence brings ego (karak rahu + sun) and pride (karak jupiter). The excessiveness is indicated by rahu as per classic, infact 'ego' is rahu as per classic as per my memory.

Phaladeepika in Chapter 3 when referring to the Avasthas mentions that planet which is in combustion is in Vikala Avastha, means distressed mood.
Actually sun is over powering and giving stress to the combust planet.

Many parameters will convey the final status of combustion.

May be these thought could be helpful. :)

Vijay Goel

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Vaivarta Puran, Prakriti Khand & planets relationship.

Dear All,

In Bhrama Vaivatra Puran, (Pg 85 Gita press Gorakhpur) in Prakriti Khanda, Bhagwan Narayan says to Narada that on five Devi is called Prakriti in which this Universe is dependent.
These five Devi are :
1)Durga (who is mother of Ganesh)

I think these are referred as Five Tattwas and just a though came to my mind to relate these with five planets as following:

1)Durga : Planet is Mars.
2)Laxmi : Planet is Venus.
3)Saraswati : Planet is Mercury.
4)Savitri : Planet is Jupiter.
5)Radha. : Planet is Saturn.

Though Rahu\ketu and sun\moon are excluded in basic scheme of tattwas still we can classify by putting Rahu and ketu with Durga, Sun with Saraswati & Moon with Savitri.

This is just my thought and shared with all, if you find appropriate than discuss it else leave it.

Best Wishes,
Vijay Goel


Dear Sunilji and all,

I have heard of the story you are mentioning, it is right.

Basically mine classification is based in tattwa concept and the kind of feminine energy associated with these five Devis as mentioned in Puran, which is the basic entity on which Universe is dependent.

If you will see Sri Radha's life was full of sorrow in the view of Sansara to the extent that she was not even married to Krsna. She was the complete epitome of saturn, she can feel the slightest pain of any and has the capacity to uplift from that pain. See how vayu tattwa (sani) was dominant in his life giving her great internal strength.

Reciting Gayatri mantra, Sri Savitri gives wisdom and knowledge, just see the relationship of Savitri and jupiter. Akash tattwa in the body will increase and become prominent.

You can seek help from Sri Durga for the protection of Dharma, main philosopy of mars is to protect from Adharma. Agni tattwa will get prominent, Agni is Dharma.

Sri Laxmi and venus needs no explaination.

Sri Saraswati with mercury also needs no explanation.


We can say Shiva has many form, we can consider as jupiter in context like Param Guru, and Sun as Shiva in another context for example their is a sloke in jaimini where sun+ketu is considered as Shiva worshiper [as per my memory]. Even saturn and mars are also taken as the Rudra form form Shiva. I think Bhatuk Bairav form is Shiva is considered to uplift from the sorrow of saturn. Hanuman another rudra form for mars.

We can put all nine planets within the Shiva Parivar (family) under different classification,Like Lord Kartikey for mars, Lord Ganesha for mercury, etc.


We have many ways, at different context, to consider the deity and planet relationship.

Thankyou for reading.

Vijay Goel

Astrology & science

Dear all,

One interesting fact on vedic astrology basics :

I found one correlation to build a bridge between what is assumed in astrology and what we could find on the physical plane. I didn’t know that what I learnt in my primary school would help me out here. It is VIBGYOR! Yes, it is the spectrum of light and the sequential arrangement of different colours in the spectrum that holds the key!

The Sequence of wavelength as per ascending order is :

Gamma rays
X rays
Ultra violet Radiations
Visible Light
f) Red
Infra Red Radiations

Now Marking the planet with associate colors in VIBGYOR we get :

Ultra Violet Radiation - RAHU (upper non visible range).
(Vi)olet or Indigo - SATURN
(B)lue - VENUS
(G)reen -MERCURY
(Y)ellow -JUPITER
(O)range -SUN
(R)ed - MARS
Infra Red Radiations - KETU

ADD MOON as pale yellow or off-white in between Jupiter and Sun and the new sequence as follows :

I] Ultra Violet Radiation - RAHU (upper non visible range).
ii] Violet or Indigo - SATURN
iii] Blue - VENUS
iv] Green - MERCURY
v] Yellow - JUPITER
vi] Pale Yellow or Off white - MOON
vii]Orange - SUN
vii]Red - MARS
ix] Infra Red Radiations - KETU

We can draw the following conclusions based the spectrum diagram and the colour that each planet represents:

1) The electromagnetic radiation of all physical planets in the solar system is mostly in the visible spectrum range (between 400 to 700 nanometers - nm)

2) Rahu (ultraviolet, 10 to 400 nm) and Ketu (infrared, between 700 nm to 1mm) radiations are beyond the visible range. You must also note that in vedic astrology rahu acts like Saturn (both co-lords sign Aquarius) and ketu acts like mars (both co-lords Scorpio).

3) Within the range between Rahu and Ketu, planets emitting in higher wavelengths (above 540 nm) seem to be friendly to each other as follows :
I] Ultra Violet Radiation - RAHU (upper non visible range).
ii] Violet or Indigo - SATURN
iii] Blue - VENUS
iv] Green - MERCURY

And planets emitting in lower wavelengths (below 540 nm) seem to be friendly to each other as follows:
v] Yellow - JUPITER
vi] Pale Yellow or Off white - MOON
vii]Orange - SUN
vii]Red - MARS
ix] Infra Red Radiations - KETU

Planets emitting radiation in higher wavelengths and lower wavelengths seem to be not in harmony with each other.

4) Now one more set can be drawn :

I] Ultra Violet Radiation - RAHU (upper non visible range).
ii] Violet or Indigo - SATURN
vii]Red - MARS
ix] Infra Red Radiations - KETU
These planets are Tamasic in nature.

iii] Blue - VENUS
iv] Green - MERCURY

These planets are Rajasic in Nature.

v] Yellow - JUPITER
vi] Pale Yellow or Off white - MOON
vii]Orange - SUN

These planet are Sattwik in nature.

In general, the radiation wavelengths of Tamasik planets will be either lower than 440 nm or higher than 620 nm.
In general, radiation wavelengths of Rajasik planets would be in the range of 440-540 nm.
In general, the radiation wavelengths of Satvik planets would be between 540-620 nm.

5) One more set can be drawn based on same sequence is :

The top and bottom consist of natural malefic like
I] Ultra Violet Radiation - RAHU (upper non visible range).
ii] Violet or Indigo - SATURN
vii]Orange - SUN
vii]Red - MARS
ix] Infra Red Radiations - KETU

AND Middle one consists of Natural Benefics like :
iii] Blue - VENUS
iv] Green - MERCURY
v] Yellow - JUPITER
vi] Pale Yellow or Off white - MOON

It is now evident that the wavelength of the radiation of a planet determines its basic characteristic and the nature of influence on us. PROBABLY, we could generalize saying that any
radiation from any object in the specified range (as discussed above) would have similar effect
on us.


I thought I will reproduce an extract from a book. (Its called the Tao of Physics and it is written by Fritjof Capra).

"Material objects not only determine the structure of the surrounding space but are, in turn, influenced by their environment in an essential way. According to the physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach, the inertia of a material object - the object's resistance against being accelerated - is not an intrinsic property of matter, but a measure of its interaction with all the rest of the universe....When a body rotates, its inertia produces centrifugal forces....but these forces appear only because the body rotates 'relative to the fixed stars', as Mach has put it. If those fixed stars were suddenly to disappear, the inertia and the centrifugal forces of the rotating body would disappear with them".

Now, isn't that POWERFUL!!! The interconnectedness of the Universe - the "unity and interrelation between a material object and its environment" gets established so beautifully through this precept.

I'll leave u with a quote from Fred Hoyle from the same book:

"Present-day developments in cosmology are coming to suggest rather insistently that everyday conditions could not persist but for the distant parts of the Universe, that all our ideas of space and geometry would become entirely invalid if the distant parts of the Universe were taken away. Our everyday experience even down to the smallest details seems to be so closely integrated to the grand-scale features of the Universe that it is well-nigh impossible to contemplate the two being separated"

Best Wishes,
Vijay Goel

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Aspects in Lal-kitab and Tajik links.

Dear Kulbir Bhai,

The aspect in Jaimini system does not have any connection with LK.

In my view aspects in Tajik system matches with Lal-Kitab to some extent.

In Tajik system : Reference Tajik Nilkanthi chapter 2nd sloke 9-13 (Dristi phal adhaya)

1) Any planet aspects 5,9 (trines) from other planet is called friendly aspect (Pratyaksh sneh dristi) and Lal-kitab also says similar aspect which is 1-5 and 9-1.

2) Any planet aspects 3,11 from other planet is called secret friendly aspect (Gupt sneh dristi).
Whereas in LK 11-1, 1-3 is called 'Achanak chot'. Here 'chot' means wounded is like a Heart Break. (It means that some secret friendly relation was there.)

3) Any planet aspect 1,7 from other planet is called direct enemy aspect (Prayaksh Ver dirsti)
but in Lal-kitab this aspect is not mentioned.

4) Any planet aspect 4,10 from other planet is Secret enemy aspect (Gupt ver dristi).
In LK 1-4, 10-1 is termed as Dhoka dristi. 'Cheating' is always done by secret enemy, something like 'Vibhisan' to 'Ravan' in Ramayan.

5) Other aspect like 2,12,6,8, is called 'Udhasin' or NO aspect in Tajik, here it means that planets will have no affairs, to the other planets in 2,12,6,8 aspect.
It can have two meaning :
a) does not want to help (6,8) due to serious difference in thoughts and action.
b) not in position to help as they themself are dependent (2,12).

Whereas in LK 1-8, 6-1 is called 'Takrav ki dristi'', means that these planet will bring obstacles or inimical to each other.

Both LK and Tajik system is based on yearly progression concept but in different way.

Traditional aspect of planets are same in LK.

Jaimini Rasi dristi (sign aspect) is not at all touched in LK, so i am not discussing here.

Best Wishes,
Vijay Goel
Jyotish Visharad (ICAS)
Mob. 9214502239.

Vijay ji,

thanx for sharing and explaining so lucidly. I think that on
record, it is the first time that someone has written a comparitive
note on these 2 systems. Plz continue with such like write ups in
future also.

With respect and regards.


dated 3rd feb 2009
no. 3434

Amavasya Birth.

I wrote this article under some discussion on Amavasya births.

Dear All,

Here i am producing some compilation regarding to the topic.

I} Planet + planet combination [i have compiled from R G Rao nadi book]

Sun + Moon : Native mind will be inclined towards self realisation. He will have knowledge of politics.
Disease is Migrane (aspected by Sani\rahu)

Sun + moon + mars :
Native may be interested in Technical subjects or agro technical fields.
Father's brother will stay at distance place.

Sun + Moon + Mercury : native will be learned and may have foreign skills.
Native is intelligent but not stable in his thinking.

Sun + moon + jupiter : Helps parents - Son gets influencial help and earns fame in migrated place.

Sun + moon + venus : Native will have good oppurtunity of beautiful house and plenty of water.

Sun + Moon + saturn :
May live apart from children.

Sun + Moon + Rahu :
Native's family dangers to male progeny.

Sun + moon + ketu :
Native gains through standing green crops in abundant land.
One of his progeny follows either madical practice or preaches metaphysics.

Moon + Sun + mars : Native will have mental unrest due to constant struggle to get name and fame.

Moon + sun + mercury : Native will have change the subject of education or place of education.

Moon + sun + jupiter : Native may have change of place of residence connected with authorities.

Moon + sun + venus : Native will have financial and landed benefits from authorities after change of place.

Moon + sun + saturn : The family had peace and prosperity only after native fixed in profession.

Moon + sun + rahu : Native may have some foreign travel influence either from government or father.

Moon + sun + ketu : Native may get blames and hurdles from authorities and may cause problems to father.

From Sarawali :

SUN - MOON YOGA. One, who has the Sun and Moon together will be at the disposal of his
wife (or females), immodest, be a metallurgist (can be interpreted also, as able to deceive), will be quite wealthy and be an expert in sale of intoxicants.

Conjunctions of three Planets.

Should the Sun, the Moon and Mars be together at birth, the native will be bereft of shame, be sinful, will have knowledge of machinery, will destroy enemies, be brave and will be expert in any kind of work.

If the Sun, Moon and Mercury are together, the native will be splendourous, very intelligent, will be fond of arts, assembly and drinks, be in royal service and bold.

Should the Sun, Moon and Jupiter be in one House; the native will be given to anger, be cunning, expert in service, intent on going to foreign places, be intelligent and fickle minded.

Should the Sun, Moon and Venus be in one House at birth, the native will steal others money, will be a debaucher and be expert in Shastras.

If the Sun, Moon and Saturn be together in one House, the native will be lustful, be expert in arguments, be a dunce, be at the disposal of others and be poor.

II} Planet + House combination [i have compiled from 'LK' Lal-Kitab]

As per LK, Sun governs age and moon governs wealth.

Sun + moon In house No. 1 : A high revenue official. May have sudden death.

Sun + moon In house No. 2 : Exalted effect of both. Respect and promotion in Govt. Woman may cause conflict and cause losses\defeat.

Sun + moon In house No. 3 :
Lucky for himself but selfish. Sudden conflicts with women resulting in losses\defeat.

Sun + moon In house No. 4 : A wealthy king. All wordly conforts including vechicle (if H.NO. 10 is blank). If saturn in H.No. 10, death in day time because of water.

Sun + moon In house No. 5 : Life long comforts. Lucky from the day of conception.

Sun + moon In house No. 6 : If there is no companion evil planet, each gives its own effect. If H.No.2 is blank, discomfort to parents. If rahu\ketu in H.NO.2, life may not be long.

Sun + moon In house No. 7 & 8 : both planet will show their individual effect.

Sun + moon In house No. 9 : Support from mother will be of high order, good results are seen, Religious voyage at the age 20.

Sun + moon In house No. 10 :
Individual effect of each planet.

Sun + moon In house No. 11 :
Age is shorten to 9 years, but if native does not eat meat will have long life.

Sun + moon In house No. 12 : Again result will be of individual planet but sun will be more prominent.

Lk says that moon is active in H.No. 1 to 6th house and dormant(sleeping) in 7 to 12th house.
Still in all cases sun will be in more strength and more benefit to males.
If venus, or (rahu, ketu or saturn) is in H.No.4 or 5 than there will be opposition from female sex,Discomfort and adversity in day and night even native is rich. [here 4th is moon house and 5th is sun's house so presence of enemy planet has ruin this yoga completetly]

Sarawali :

1) If the Sun and Moon occupy the Ascendant, the native will suffer grief regarding parents, will be devoid of honour, sons and wealth, be insulted and miserable.
2) If the Sun and Moon join in the 4th Bhava, the native will be deprived of relatives, happiness and sons, will suffer penury and will be a great dunce.
3) If the Sun and Moon join in the 7th Bhava, he will be devoid of friends and sons and be insulted by females.
4) If the Sun and Moon join in the 10th Bhava, he will possess a beautiful physique, be an Army chief, be endowed with the quality of Rajas, or passion, be unkind, crooked and will destroy his enemies.

5) If the 9th House is occupied by Jupiter and aspected by both the Sun and the Moon, he will be blessed with plentifulness (of all things), be devoted to his parents, be famous, be equal to a king and will have plurality of wives.

6) If the Sun and the Moon are together in the 9th, the native will have a short life, will
be afflicted by eye diseases, be rich fortunate and fond of quarrels.

7) Should the Moon be in the 7th along with the Sun, or the Moon being in the 5th in aspect to, or in the company of the Sun, one will obtain issue through an unmarried girl.

III} Lagna Based combinations:

Bhavarth Ratnakar:

1. A Sun-Moon combination confers rajayoga.
2.When Sun is in lagna and Moon in Cancer, the native enjoys a rajayoga.
3.Sun will become a yogakaraka when aspected by Jupiter; the same can't be said
for Venus when she is aspected by Jupiter.

1.)Moon is capable of producing a yoga when posited in Leo and aspected by
either Jupiter or Mercury.
2.)Moon in lagna isn't very auspicious, and will afflict other dhana yogas present
in the chart.

Despite being the lord of 2nd, Moon isn't a maraka.

When Moon is in lagna, rajayogas are produced when either Mars is in Capricorn, Saturn is in Libra, or Sun is in Aries.

A Sun-Moon-Venus association will bring in lots of wealth during the Sun dasa.

When Sun, Moon and Mercury are in lagna, with Mars and Venus in Sagittarius, the native will be replete with wealth.

For other Lagna there is no reference in 'BR' related to this topic.

IV} Tithi :
From Mansagri:

Chaturdarshi (14th) : Wealthy, Religious, Veer, Popular and has honour in king's court.

Amavasya : Jeolous, secretly disposed, wise & Kutil.

Pratipada :Having Bad company, poverty, black spot to the family lineage.

V} Remedies for Amavasya Birth.


1-9. The Sage Parasara said. O Maitreya! The person, born on Amavasya, is always poverty stricken. It is therefore essential to adopt remedial measures to obtain relief from the evil effects of such births, which are, as follows. Take a Kalash (water vessel) and then put in it fresh leaves of Goolar (wild fig), Vata (banyan), Pipal, mango and Neema (mango) trees and cover it with two pieces of cloth. Then install the Kalash in the South-West direction after reciting … etc. and … etc. Mantras. Then worship the idols of Sürya and Candr, ruling deities of Amavasya, made of gold and silver, mixed with copper, respectively, by recitation of … etc.
Mantras for Sürya and … etc. Mantras for Candr 16, or 5 times. Thereafter perform Havan
with 108, or 28 oblations of the mixture of prescribed fuels (…) and cooked food (Charu) with recitation of Mantras of Sürya and Candr. Later sprinkle the water on the child, that is born and his parents and offer in charity gold, silver and a black cow together with feeding the Brahmins, according to ones means. By performing these remedial rites the child born gains freedom and protection from the evil effects of the birth on Amavasya.

Vijay Goel