Vedic astrology, also known as Jyotish, recognizes nine planets that have an impact on human life. Each planet has its unique qualities, characteristics, and impact on different aspects of an individual's life.
- Sun (Surya): The Sun is the center of the solar system and represents the soul, self-esteem, vitality, and leadership qualities. It rules the sign of Leo and is exalted in Aries. A strong Sun in the chart can bring fame, authority, and success.
- Moon (Chandra): The Moon represents emotions, mind, nurturing qualities, and the mother. It rules the sign of Cancer and is exalted in Taurus. A strong Moon in the chart can bring emotional stability, creativity, and a strong connection with the mother.
- Mars (Mangal): Mars represents energy, ambition, courage, and aggression. It rules the signs of Aries and Scorpio and is exalted in Capricorn. A strong Mars in the chart can bring success in career and business, but a weak Mars can lead to conflicts and accidents.
- Mercury (Budha): Mercury represents intellect, communication, logic, and diplomacy. It rules the signs of Gemini and Virgo and is exalted in Virgo. A strong Mercury in the chart can bring success in business, communication, and education.
- Jupiter (Guru): Jupiter represents wisdom, knowledge, spirituality, and expansion. It rules the signs of Sagittarius and Pisces and is exalted in Cancer. A strong Jupiter in the chart can bring success in higher education, spirituality, and prosperity.
- Venus (Shukra): Venus represents love, beauty, pleasure, and luxury. It rules the signs of Taurus and Libra and is exalted in Pisces. A strong Venus in the chart can bring success in relationships, art, and aesthetics.
- Saturn (Shani): Saturn represents discipline, hard work, perseverance, and maturity. It rules the signs of Capricorn and Aquarius and is exalted in Libra. A strong Saturn in the chart can bring success in career and business, but a weak Saturn can lead to delays and obstacles.
- Rahu: Rahu represents desires, ambitions, and materialistic pursuits. It is considered a shadow planet and does not rule any sign. A strong Rahu in the chart can bring material success, but a weak Rahu can lead to addictions and unfulfilled desires.
- Ketu: Ketu represents spirituality, detachment, and liberation. It is also considered a shadow planet and does not rule any sign. A strong Ketu in the chart can bring spiritual growth and detachment, but a weak Ketu can lead to confusion and lack of direction.