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Keys and Clues given by the Planets

All these planets have innumerable properties with which one must get acquainted. lt may be noted that these properties are neither astronomical nor physical. They are esoteric in significance.

THE SUN: Centre of Solar SystemAmong the matters [properties etc] the Sun governs:
Copper gold brass valuables father heart [the organ] vitality, any thing auspicious, the soul, fame glory, courage, victory king.

Government and quasi-government service Minister public activity Greshma or summer Lord Siva forests mountaineering participation in Homas and Yagnas temples physician officiating priest at a sacrifice tiger, deer and goose royal patronage eyes roaming timber head ailments stones.

River banks ruby capturing the enemy thick cord saffron hostility anger that does not cool down easily, palatial buildings and apartments.

The Sun is described as being bilious in temperament thinning hair sparse eye-lashes and eyebrows dark red in hue eyes tinted red clad in red garments and well-built with strong bones, He is wrathful with huge arms.
Lord Shiva temples. Open fields, courtyards allowing plenty of light dry regions without any water and the Eastern quarter are he haunts of the Sun.

THE MOON: Controller of MindAmong other matters [properties etc] the Moon governs
Mother her welfare mind sea-bath, varsha or monsoon umbrella fans fruits tenderness flowers. Corn farming pearls bell-metal silver sweet flavour milk cloth water fountains sewers seaports cow women good food bodily health beauty, washermen, farmers aquatic animals, hare, antelope, crane, partridge.

The Moon has a large and beautiful body. She is lean fair has lovely soft light eyes [brown or blue ] and fine soft but thin hair .She rules the blood She speaks softly wears white and has a clear delicate dewy complexion She has wind and phlegm and is mild in temperament.

The Moon also rules intelligence perfume fortress Brahmin epilepsy spleen sourness sugarcane typhoid consumption waistband salt short stature autumn facial radiance wheat curds people foreign travel royal insignia serpent silken garments crystals and delicate textures of cloth commodities, kitchenware, cutlery and crockery.

The Moon’s abods are places of worship of Goddess Parvati women’s quarters places where water is found-kitchens toilettes tanks and herds plants and places where liquor is kept as in distilleries She rules the North west.

Intervals of 48 minutes app [shift from one sign to another in about 2 ½ to 3days]

Mars: The Commander – in – chiefAmong other matters (Properties etc.) Mars governs:
Strength, valour, momento, brother, products derived from the earth, cruelity and hatred, fire, kitchen, gold, relatives, weapons, thieves, physical vigour and stamina, falsehood, furnaces, bakeries, butchery, commander – in chief, arms – bearer, gold smith, ram, cock, jackal, monkey, vulture.

Mars also shows loss of virtility (specially when in debilitation in combustion), red wines, enemy, trumpet, quadruped, fool, anger, foreign, travel, heat, service under a king (government), automobiles, machinery, tin, arms like swords, spears, lances, knives, guns, youth, pungent.

Assembly – hall, calumny and gossip, flesh eating, Greeshma or Summer, Brahma, forester, village haeadman, rogue, leanness, skill in archery, Samaveda, iron, management of wild animals, independence, assertive nature, haemorrage, persistence, restlessness, drying of blood mounting vehicles, coral, laboratories.

Mars is described as being well – built with a slim waist and curly lustruous hair. He has fierce eyes but a youthful and brilliant look. He is bilious in temperament and cruel. He dresses in red clothes and is ruddy in complexion. He is also centre generous.

Mars frequents the underworld, hide outs of thieves or of vulgar people, mines, battle fields, places with fire and the South. He comes under Lord Subramanya and Lord Hanuman.

Mercury: The planet of wingsAmong other matters (properties) Mercury govern:

learning, speech, eloquence, skill in fine arts, maternal uncle, religiousness, all intellectual pursuits, sacrifice, rites relating to Maha Vishnu, Vishnu devotees, truth, oyster shells, places of recreation, skill in electric and electronic subjects.

Scientific instruments, stationery, pens and writing articles, relations, friends, humar, wit, sister’s child, cowherd, Pandit, artisan, accountant, Garuda, parrot, cat, horses, treasury, mathematics, writing, brahin, Sudra, infantry.

Huge bungalows, green, sculpture, astrology, temples, Vedanta philosophy, maternal grandfather and paternal relations, eunuch, emerald, child, renunciation.

Hemanta (winter), navel, proficiency in languages, Atharvana Veda, reproductive organ, impartialitity, skill in testing and judging precious stones, prayers, incantations, spells, tennis – court, attorney’s office, clerical jobs, bills.

Mercury also govern the skin and is grass green in colour. Mercury is evenly built and has all the 3 humours of Phlegm, wind and bile. Veins are prominent and has red long eyes. Garment is green. Mercury talks amicabaly.

Mercury is found in places of learning like schools, colleges, libraries, Sri Vishnu temples, places of recreation and in the North. --- is representive.

Jupiter: The planet of Wisdom and IntelligenceAmong others matters (properties etc.) Jupiter governs:
knowledge, virtues, progency, counselors and ministers, conduct, dissemination of knowledge, magnamimity, learnig in Vedas, Sastras, Smritis and Sacred lore.

Properity and abundance in everything, penance, respect for elders and devotion to God and the wise, treasury, the sense organs and their conquest, husband’s welfare, renunciate, important persons, religious and monastic heads, pigeon, swan, horse, one’s ordained duty, cars, cows, savings.

Meemamsha philosophy, astrology, dropsy, grandfather and grand child, eldest brother, mansion, winter, thigh, royal or national honours, friends, oratorical talent, fat, holy water, towering buildings, honey, oil, silk.

Corpulent with a broad chest, Jupiter is yellow in colour with brown eyes and hair. He has powerful and clear voice. He is intelligent, phlegmatic and intreseted in money. (Wealth accumulation)

He is found in treasuries, banks, near aswatha or peepal tree, temples, churches, monasteries, dwelling places of the pious and in the North – East, Hemanta or Winter, courts of justice and wardrobes.

Venus: The planet of PleasuresAmong other matters (properties etc.) Venus governs:
Wealth, vehicles, clothes, mansion, ornaments, music, dance, instruments of music, dance, instruments of music, wife, happiness, scents, flowers, romance, ove, sexual indulgence, cough, poetry, sport and amusement, sensuousness.

Counselor, advisor, charming speech, marriage festivities, merchant, weaver, dancer, musician, prostitutes, vaisya, peacock, buffalo, parrot, cow, silver diamond, middle age.

Veena, lute, flute and other musical instruments, running after women, semen, truth, stage and screen, skill in love making, classical dance.

Goddess Parvati or Lakshmi, emaciation, mother during day time, genital organ, ornaments.
Venus is well built and tall with beautifully proportional limbs. Venus has thick, black curly hair and large broad attractive eyes. Wear a multi-colored garment. Temperament is a mixture of phlegm and wind.

Venus is found of in the harem, theaters, cinema, hotels, women’s quarter’s, prostitute houses, dacing halls, and bedrooms and in the south east. Venus also rules vasanta or spring.

Saturn: The Planet of Destiny
Among other properties Saturn governs

Life, longevity, destiny, evolution, fear, degradation, sickness, penury, labour and labourer, manual work, sin, impurity, constancy and loyality, servitude, debts, fetters, iron, brooms, dusters.

Agriculture implements, out houses, captivity, prisons, oil manager, black colour, hunter, black smith, elephant, crow, out caste, maid servant, ass, donkey, handsome looks, the lowest caste, woods, birds, a life lacking in virtue, tendons.

Winter, an intelligent child, one born to a lonely woman, Sudra, Vaisya, father, blanket, cousin, downfall, oil, ignorance, ruler ship, goats, buffalo, fondness for sexual pleasure, worshipper of God Yama, the supernatural powers, sodium, iron, sapphire.

Saturn is tall, lean, stooping with prominent bones and teeth, coarse hair and thick, bushy.
Rahu, carries all the characteristics of Saturn.

Ketu: The Dragon’s TallAmong other properties Ketu Governs

Doctor, dog, cock, salvation, wealth, treasure, pain, grief, hypersensitivity, dips, in scared riversm withcraft and black magic.

science knowledge of the soul, silence, luxury, luck, trouble from enemies, poor eating habits, indifference.

Hunger, stomach pain, skin eruptions, spiritual sadhana, worship of lord Shiva and Ganesha, Sudra, Courting arrest.

Ketu is also found in ant-hills, holes, tunnels and in darkness. Ketu is similar to Mars.
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