January 1st, 2010
Exaltation, Debilitation and Moola-trikona Chart
A very happy new year 2010 to all the readers. May it bring all the happiness and prosperity in the world to you.
Another calendar year has passed and I must be getting old. Last week, while looking at a chart, I could not, for example, remember the exaltation sign of certain planets. Therefore, as the first article of 2010, I decided to post this table as a ready reference. It is more for my benefit and less for yours. Please allow me so much liberty.
|Sun||Aries||Libra||4°-20° Leo||10° Aries|
|Moon||Taurus||Scorpio||4°-20° Taurus||3° Taurus|
|Mars||Capricorn||Cancer||0°-12° Aries||28° Capricorn|
|Mercury||Virgo||Pisces||16°-20° Virgo||15° Virgo|
|Jupiter||Cancer||Aquarius||0°-10° Sagittarius||5° Cancer|
|Venus||Pisces||Virgo||0°-15° Libra||27° Pisces|
|Saturn||Libra||Aries||0°-20° Aquarius||20° Libra|
Sign of debilitation is 180°opposite to the exaltation sign.
This is what I have learnt about exaltation, debilitation and moolatrikona from Shri PVR Narsimha Rao’s book on Vedic Astrology available freely here. Please go through Chapter 3 to understand his views on why these signs were chosen.
- A planet is comfortable and its natural surroundings while in its own rashi.
- Moolatrikona is like being in office. There is a formal environment and a sense of duty – upholding its natural agenda.
- Exaltation sign is when the planet is at party – not like the loud new year parties, but what the planet feels most happy doing
- Debilitation is like the worst place a planet is stuck beyond its imagination. It is not only sad, but really irritated and angry as well.