Strength of planets in horoscope

Strength of planets in horoscope

The word “Jyotish” or “astrology” grabs the interest of one and all, people are very curious to know their future, understand their karmic patterns through their birth horoscope, they are eager to know the strength of planets in horoscope. Astrology is the only subject which helps one delineate his “Karmic pattern” via the placement of planets in the birth horoscope, It can tell you the past, present and the future which no subject or science in the world can tell you. Every horoscope is unique and has its own strengths and weaknesses, the results of the planets and the techniques of prediction or analysis vary as per the desh, kaal, patra, nyaay exactly like the weather conditions vary as per the states, countries etc. The strength of planets in horoscope depends on a lot of factors and there are many ways to calculate the strength of planets.

Let us take a look at some factors playing a role in delineating the strength of planets in horoscope :

  •  Ascendent lord, the sun and the moon are the tripods of any horoscope, the strength of these 3 will decide the intensity of success and failure in life.
  •  Placement of planets in signs/Rashis further decide the strength of planets in a horoscope.
  •  Nakshatra/Asterism in which the planets are placed also play a great role in deciding the strength and nature of the planets.
  •  House in which the planets are placed further modifies the results.
  •  Placement of planets in navamsha plays a great role in defining its strength and weakness to give results further.
  •  Malefic and the benefic influence on the planets through aspect or conjunctions is also one of the deciding factors to check the malefic or the benefic results of
    the planet
  •  Placement of planets in the divisional charts will show the strength of planets and their ability to give results related to the karakatwa of that particular divisional chart combined with the rashi/birth chart.
  •  Planets between 10-20 degrees are the strongest to give results considering they are in their youth, the intensity of the results will be more than those planets
    at the start or end degrees.
  •  Planets placed in kendra and trikona will give more benefic results or an easy life even if one is born poor, struggle is less especially if the lagna lord is
    strong and well placed.
  •  Planets placed in “Upachaya houses” 3,6,10,11 indicate growth and success with hard work and struggle. Malefics placed in upachaya houses are excellent, whereas benefics placed in upachaya houses show dhanayoga known as “vasumati yoga”.
strength of planets in horoscope

strength of planets in horoscope

Astavarga, shadbala, chestabala are also used to calculate the strength of planets in horoscope along with the strength of houses.

Further the planets venus, mercury and moon indicate the mental realm or the mental happiness of the person whereas jupiter, saturn, mars, sun indicate the material success or fame, image in public, success in career etc

Rahu and ketu are the planets which represent strong karmic debts which are unknown and which run from generations to generations in a family.

Affliction to mercury, moon and venus will give a weak mental disposition or easily giving in to vices making a person mentally weak. A severely afflicted moon and mercury will give phobias, psychological issues like Schizophrenia, split personality, obsessive compulsive disorder etc. Venus in such a condition will make a person have extreme lust, animal instincts, lack of aesthetic sense. Often personal and public lives of people are very different, they may be very well to do, have good reputation, have a good career due to strong outer planets jupiter,saturn,mars,sun etc but they may have a bad personal life or gripped with terrible mental issues, depressions, phobias, excess lust, animal instincts etc depending on the severity affliction to moon, mercury and venus.

Affliction to saturn, jupiter, sun, mars will give impediments to material success and make a person struggle very hard to gain recognition, success in public life depending on the intensity of the afflictions. There will be impediments to come up in life if the lagna lord is weak along with the moon and sun.

A simple step to checking the strength of planets in horoscope is to check if you are getting the results of its karakatwa or lordships in its dasha antardasha, the general nature of the planet should be visible in your behavior and outlook.

Sun – Well developed and balanced Ego, Self-respect, discipline in life, high confidence, love for recognition.

Moon – well developed emotional Intelligence, fond of being at home, fond of cooking, household chores, fond of family and water ponds, lakes. Make an emotional bonding with people, Decisions are based more on intuition more than practicality.

Venus – Neat dressing, Love for whites, attraction towards beauty, gardening, entertainment, music, drama etc.

Mercury – Fond of collecting information, too much expressive, extrovert, good sense of humor, don’t like to stay depressed, always like to talk and insert self into some activity.

Mars – Very energetic, always ready to do work with zeal no matter how much efforts are needed, anger and aggression is well controlled and directed in right things instead of indulging in petty fights and arguments. Always looking to take risks (calculated risks) or start something on own, good leadership qualities.

Jupiter – Matured person, takes responsibility in early age without being told, understanding of good and bad things, handling things with maturity and responsibility in very young age, fond of knowledge and interest towards religion, respect brahmins and vedic tradition, do not believe in cheating and earning huge wealth. Calm and composed in all the situations and suffer everything in silence handling all the responsibilities very nicely at the same time without much complains.

Saturn – Loner, introvert, fond of disciplined life, fond of justice and likes to do his own work, hard worker and makes his living without much gains in early life. Rise very late in life around 30-32, there may not be much happiness for them in early life from any relations, they are mostly born to learn hard lessons of life.

Rahu-Ketu will attach weirdness in the karakatwa of the planets they are connected with, there will be sufferings running down the generations connected to that particular planet and lordships. Strong rahu will make the person over-materialistic and power hungry breaking all barriers to rise in life. Strong ketu will make a person introvert with low-self esteem, interested in occult, spirituality or the mystical dimension of life, even meta-physics.

Finding the strength of planets in horoscope is a very difficult task as there are a thousand methods to do so, every planet gives result differently in two horoscopes depending on the desh, kaal, patra of the person his family, his background and the influence of other planets on that particular planet. As a goon will have no scope in the company of saints to promote his bad qualities (a malefic in good company will always curb his bad results) a saint or a good person has no scope in the company of goons (a benefic surrounded by malefics cannot exhibit his good qualities due to no power or influence), this is a basic principle one should take into consideration. I hope that the readers like this article and get a clear view about the calculation of strength of planets in horoscope.

Astrologer Ashish Desai is a young and dynamic astrologer having experience of more than 20 years in astrology, but professionally he has been doing this since 2012. He started learning astrology from his mother at a very tender age, he is an accounting and finance graduate from Mumbai university and also holds a diploma in fashion photography. He has many satisfied clients from all over the world and people from more than 30 countries consult him at present. Though he provides consultation to people from all walks of life but majority of his clients come from business families, corporate world, politics, cinema. He specializes in Horoscope match making, C-section Muhurat, Career astrology, business astrology, child/infertility issues, Medical astrology, financial astrology and all types of muhurta and remedial astrology. He believes that astrology can reveal your true potential and help you to achieve success and wealth in your life.


  1. vidhya says:

    I am vidya .my DOB -22 Dec 1970 time planets are weak and what gemstones should I wear to strengthen the planets.thankyou

  2. vadivel says:

    very useful, thanks sir

  3. gaurav says:

    excellent article, well written !

  4. Sree Shiva Rama Reddy says:

    Superb analysis

  5. Dinesh says:

    Explained in a Very simple way. Fantastic

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