Vedic Astrology-It is Hindu/Indian astrology and is called Vedic astrology since it is originated from the “Vedas”. It is the study of planets, moon, sun, stars according to one’s horoscope. With the belief that their movements have an impact on our body and surroundings. In Vedic astrology, planets are either friendly, neutral or enemies towards each other. The natural friendship of planets is called Naisargik Maitri. The permanent enemies are called Naisargik Shatru. Mercury and Saturn are natural (Naisargik) friends of Venus. Mars and Jupiter are neutral towards Venus. Sun and Moon are enemies for Venus. Lords of 2nd, uchcha (exaltation), 8th, 4th, 12th, 5th and 9th houses from Moola-trikona (trine) of a planet are (Naisargika or natural) friends of that planet, lords of other houses from Moola-trikona are enemies, and lords of both are neutral. Otherwise the condition is ‘mutual enemies’: Temporary enemies are planets calculated from the 1 st, 5 th, 6 th, 7 th, 8 th and 9 th house, calculated from the house where the other planet is placed. Again, I think the good news is that the computer works this out for you, but it is very much necessary to understand the principle involved. Astrology is relative. How a planet influences us is not just based on the house and sign it occupies but also the planets it is placed with. When a planet is sitting with another planet, their energies correlate. The outcome/influence is the result of their collective energy and relationship they share with each other - Friends, Enemies,.

What I practice and write about is referred to as “Western Astrology.” There are other forms of astrology, most notably Vedic Astrology… the form of astrology which comes India. Vedic Astrology is incredibly powerful and accurate and I look forward to many more years of studying it.

You have to be really, really, really careful when it comes to using Vedic techniques with a Western reading, or vice versa. They are two very different creatures, and even the apparent similarities can be deceptive. It’s like mixing English and Spanish: sometimes knowing one helps with the other, but often it can do more harm than good. Like if you say “yo soy embarazada” thinking it means “I am embarrassed”… whereas it actually means “I am pregnant” (which, come to think of it, would be a pretty embarrassing mistake to make).

One of the most useful concepts I’ve encountered in Vedic astrology that transplants surprisingly well into Western terms is the notion of planetary friends and enemies.

It figures that since each planet rules different things, that each planet could, in essence, have a “personality.” Personalities get along with other personalities with varying degrees of effectiveness, as anyone who has worked in a large office can tell you. You can read even more into a birth chart based on the aspects between planets: in other words, if you have Moon square Mercury in your chart, all else being equal, they don’t “get along with each other” as well as if it was Moon trine Mercury, for example.

In Vedic astrology, the planets have friends and enemies. Think of it this way: If person X likes person Y, then person X will get along better with Y in a stressful situation, whereas X might resent Z for having even been invited to the party in the first place.

Here’s a listing of friends and enemies for each planet. Make sure you use this to plan the seating arrangement at your next cosmic dinner party.

Friends: Moon, Mars, Jupiter


Neutral: Mercury

Planets Friends Enemies Vedic Astrology

Enemies: Venus, Saturn

Friends: Sun, Mercury

Neutral: Mars, Jupiter

Enemies: None

Friends: Sun Moon Jupiter

Neutral: Venus, Saturn

Enemies: Mercury

Friends: Sun, Venus

Neutral: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn

Enemies: Mercury, Mars

Friends: Sun Moon Mars

Neutral: Saturn

8th house represents gains, inheritance, accidents, longevity, health, illnesses, death-like experiences, disgrace, disappointments and partner’s finance. Moon’s placement in 8th house indicates that the person is likely to meet their death due to functional issues. Moon represents wealth and here it reflects that the native may accumulate wealth through legacy. Moon in Eighth House as per Vedic Astrology Know result of planet Moon in 8th House Moon in 8th House according to Saravali: If the Moon is in 8th, the native will be very intelligent, very splendourous and will suffer from diseases. If the Moon be weak, he will be short-lived. Moon in 8th house (12th position from the 9th house) easily earns the individual a bad name in connection with management and funds of any social, religious or charitable organisation, whether the individual is at fault or not. Generally the employees of that. Moon 8th house vedic astrology. Moon in Eighth House in Vedic Astrology. The Moon in the Eighth House affects the functional side of the native's life indicating that functional irregularities will most likely be the cause of death. However, there is a strong signification that the death will be reasonably peaceful. When the Moon resides in the Eighth House, the native can expect to gain financially through legacy, inheritance or even through. Eighth House in Vedic Astrology. Along with the 6th and 12th, the 8th house is also considered to be malefic. 8th house in Vedic astrology rules over death, longevity, and sudden events. It has a direct impact on one’s lifespan and the nature of death. It could be natural, peaceful, accident by water or fire, suicide, violence, or due to a chronic illness.

Enemies: Mercury Venus

Friends: Mercury Saturn

Neutral: Mars Jupiter

Position Of Planets Vedic Astrology

Enemies: Sun Moon

Friends: Mercury, Venus

Neutral: Jupiter

Enemies: Sun Moon Mars

You may notice some quirks here, as there always are at a good dinner party… like, for example, The Moon is an enemy to Saturn, but Saturn isn’t an enemy to the Moon. In fact, the Moon is so welcome he has no enemies. Obviously, the Moon must have brought the wine to this soirée…

I know this looks unnecessarily complex and scary (welcome to Vedic astrology!). Don’t worry, you don’t have to memorize it. But next time you’re mulling over your birth chart or someone else’s, have a look at this table. I’ve found it can be of great value in interpreting the aspects in a Western chart. If a trine is so “good” then why is Fred’s Mercury-Mars trine giving him high blood pressure? Why does Mindy get so many dates, despite her Venus-Saturn square? And why do so many people with any Venus-Jupiter aspect (even the good ones) turn out to be diabetic?

I would never let the planetary friend/enemy concept completely overrule an obviously good or bad aspect in a chart. But I find that it adds some valuable flavor to an interpretation. In my case, I have a Moon-Mars opposition that’s never been as problematic as I’ve been told to expect. On the other hand, that Sun-Saturn square of mine… yeesh.

Try it yourself next time you’re pondering your favorite natal chart. It works!

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