1. Aries (Mesha) : A ram, resides in forests among other four legged animals like sheep, goat, grassy meadows, canals, lakes etc. Areas abundant with precious stones and minerals, which includes their mines, snake holes. 2. Taurus (Vrishabh) : A bull, farmlands, cow sheds, forests but in the present contexr also the towns, cities, beautiful places and locations where business is transacted. 3. Gemini (Mithuna) : A man and woman holding a trumpet and a harp, also considered as holding a mace and a violin, towns and cities, parks, gambling dens, places of worship, pleasure houses, music and ballet room, couch and lounge (bed room). 4. Cancer (Karka) rivers. : Crab, resides in water and forests, places near water, ponds,
5. Leo (Simha) : A lion or other wild animals, lives in mountains, caves and forests, places inhabited by hunters, places where rishis live. 6. Virgo (Kanya) : A woman holding a corn and a lamp, resides near water in pasture lands, or having water and food crops, pleasure rooms, near a shop, temple. 7. Libra (Tula) : A man holding a weighing balance in his hand, signifies place of business, markets, bazaars valuables or articles of trade, a shop. 8. Scorpio (Vrishchik): A Scorpio, living in a hole, cavity, crevice, burrow, anthills, rocky areas, habitat of poisonous insects which is partly watery, ponds. 9. Sagittarius (Dhanu) : Body of a horse and face of a human, holding bow and arrow, habitat of horses and elephants, king’s abode, a battle field, a fort, brave and accomplished. In the present context expert in firearms, rest houses, military cantonments. 10. Capricorn (Makar): Mouth of a deer, shoulders of a bull and eyes of an elephant, resides in forests, rivers, areas full of water, places inhabited by potters, home if tribals. 11. Aquarius (Kumbh): A man holsing a water pot, or a pot containing pickles, habitation in water, gambling dens, art gallery. 12. Pisces (Meena) : Two fishes, the head of each close to the tail of other, deep caves, resides in water, temples and pilgrimages.
Mode of rising mode of rising
signs of the zodiac
Shirshodaya (rising with the head) Prishtodaya (rising with the hand) Ubhayodaya (rising with both) Benefic of malefic As per general parashari rule All odd signs are malefic All even signs are benefic
3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11 1, 2, , 9, 10 12
1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
Another viewpoint is that signs having lordship of benefic planets are benefic and those having lordship of malefic planets are malefic. Hence based on lordship. Malefic signs having malefic lordship Benefic signs having benefic lordship Strength All odd signs are considered strong during day all even signs are considered strong during night. However, the following classification of strength of signs during day and night is more acceptable. Signs powerful during night (Ratribali) : 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 Signs powerful during day (divabali) : 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12 Ratribali signs are governed by Moon and divabali signs are governed by Sun. Lunar or Solar Solar signs are 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 whereas lunar signs are 4, 3, 2, 1, 12 and 11. There is another viewpoint to consider diurnal signs as solar and nocturnal signs as lunar signs which are as follows. Lunar Signs Solar Signs Male or Female Male Signs are all odd signs Female Signs are all even signs Element of Signs 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12
1, 5, 8, 10, 11 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12
Fiery Earthy Airy Watery
Aries, Leo Sagittarius Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn Gemini, Libra, Aquarius Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
(1, 5, 9) (2, 6, 10) (3, 7, 11) (4, 8, 12)
Nature of Mobility Movable Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn (1, 4, 7, 10) Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius (2, 5, 8, 11) Fixed Dual Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces (3, 6, 9, 12) Movable signs indicate mobility or change of status whereas fixed signs indicate status quo or no change. Dual signs fall in...