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.
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.
The table is as follows:
|Sun||Aries||Libra||1°-10° 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.
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Good to see a ready reckon chart showing the exaltation and debilitation degree in signs for planets. It’s true that sometimes our mind goes blank even to figure out the basics and we struggle for moments to recover to get back to the normal self. This chart should be helping everybody at times I believe.
Kshitiji, I have a question regarding the exaltation and debilitation of planets. Why planets get exalted or debilitated on certain signs and degrees? For example, Mars get exalted in Capricorn 28 degree. Capricorn is owned by Saturn an enemy planet to Mars. In 28 degree of Capricorn means Mars will be in Virgo navamsa again an enemy planet’s sign. Mean while the same Mars gets debilitated in 28 degree of Cancer means in a friendly planet’s sign and navamsa of Jupiter (again a friendly planet). Like wise Moon gets exalted in Taurus owned by Venus (an enemy to Moon) at 3 degree means will be at Capricorn in navamsa at the time of exaltation(not very friendly to Moon) and gets debilitated in 3 degree of Scorpio a sign owned by Mars (a friendly planet) and in the navamsa of his own?
I found this very complicated and couldn’t able to fix the right logic behind it. I kindly request all the learned one’s who are around to come up with their views regarding this issue and have deep and healthy discussion to reach at conclusions.
Another thing is also considerable. Some says that the exalted vakri grahas are considered as debilitated but debelitated vakri grahas are considered as exalted. Is it right?
The great Dr, B V Raman has commented in one of his article on retrograde planets in an older version of Astrological Magazine as follows.
“In several horoscopes studied by us, the dictum that a planet exalted but retrograde will act as a debilitated planet, has not been borne out. On the contrary it has been within our experience that such a combination of retrogression and exaltation would deprive to some extent the stigma acquired as a consequence of ownership of 3rd, 6th and 8th houses. It should be noted that these observations relate only to a natural benefic like Jupiter. The tale of a malefic like Saturn is altogether different”.
He further says,
“We can formulate a proposition that a malefic planet exalted and retrograde and otherwise invested with Yogas , can both confer Raja yoga during his dasa or the dasa of a plnet who happens to be placed in the constellation of the malefic concerned and also throw him out of power”.
“This formulation can be applied only when the malefic is exalted: the opposite result is also possible when debilitated”.
I hope the information from the above lines will be enough for you to arrive at conclusions.
Wanted the concept and the basis of moolatrilkona. Exact degree, one can refer from any book.
I was interested in D-10 analysis. The rule is to divide a rashi into arcs of 3 degrees each and assign each arc to a specific sign; if the rashi be odd, begin the allocation right from there, and if it be even, begin the allocation from the ninth (house, counted from the rashi in question). It seems the idea is that everything that is apart by 3 degrees is distinct and has to be accorded special treatment. Let me take the case of Shukra in Mesha (Aries) at 28 degrees and Shani in Rishabh at 2 degrees. As per the rule, both will be placed in Makara in the D-10 chart, even though they are (obviously) four degrees apart. I am quite unable to understand this (for a stretch of six degrees like this, the planet will inevitably end up in the same rashi in the D-10 chart).
There must be some explanation.
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