Malefic and Benefic Planets for different ascendants – Vedic Astrology Lessons
Benefic And Malefic Planets For Each Ascendant
Apart from the above, planets are classified as favourable and adverse based on
births under the 12 different ascendants. These are narrated below:
Aries ( Mesha ): Pure benefics are Jupiter and the Sun. Malefics are Saturn, Mercury and
Venus. Venus is the prime killer. Jupiter will give inauspicious results if he is
conjunct an adverse planet. However when with Saturn he is not wholly adverse.
Taurus ( Vrishabha ): Saturn and the Sun are benefics and can cause Rajayoga. Jupiter, Venus
and Moon are not auspicious and may prove death inflicting palnets. Mercury can
cause some Yoga.
Gemini ( Mithuna ): Venus is the only benefic. Mars, Sun and Jupiter are inauspicious. Saturn
and Jupiter together behave in the same manner as for Aries birth. The Moon is the
prime killer. (Some replace the Moon with Saturn).
Cancer ( Karkataka ): Mercury and Venus are malefics. Mars, Jupiter and Moon are auspicious.
Mars is a supreme Rajayoga karaka. Saturn is capable of inflicting death and is
Leo ( Simha ): Inauspicious planets are Mercury, Venus and Saturn. Mars, Jupiter and the
Sun are benefics. Jupiter with Venus cannot give fully benefic results. Saturn is
Maraka and the Moon’s effects depend on her association.
Virgo ( Kanya ): Mars, Jupiter and the Moon are adverse. Venus is the only favourable
planet. Mars is a Maraka lord.
Libra ( Thula ): Saturn and Mercury prove auspicious. The moon and Mercury and capable
of conferring great benefits and position. Jupiter, the Sun and Mars are
inauspicious. Mars is a Maraka lord. Venus gives balanced results for this
ascendant, if unafflicted by others.
Scorpio ( Vrischika ): Jupiter, as well as the Moon are benefics, the Moon and the Sun are
Rajayoga planets. Mercury and Venus give inauspicious effects. Saturn gives mixed
results . Jupiter if illrelated will become a Maraka. Mars is of mixed nature.
Sagittarius ( Dhanus ): Venus is adverse. Mercury, Mars and the Sun are yogakaraakas. If the
Sun joins Mercury he will also become a Rajayoga Karaka. Saturn is a killer apart
Capricorn ( Makara ): Mars, Jupiter and the Moon are inauspicious. Venus and Mercury are
benefical. Saturn is not a Maraka lord, while Mars etc. may prove as killers.
Aquarius ( Kumbha ): Jupiter, Moon and Mars produce adverse results. Venus and Saturn are
exclusively benefics. Mars and Jupiter are killers. If others are related to one of
these two, they will also become adverse.
Pisces ( Meena ): Saturn, Venus, Mercurry and the Sun are classified as unfavourable. Mars
and Moon are auspicious. Mars and Jupiter are Yogakarakas. Saturn and Mercury
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