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Know Your Planets – The Sun (Ravi)

Do you what is nature and behavior of astrological planet, the sun? Read more about this planet!

The Sun is a king and most powerful of all the planets. Life is impossible without existence of the sun. The sun is the center of power and all the other planets revolve around him. Thus, the sun controls orbits of all the planets (grahas) around him. It controls and governs people with his power. In Hinduism, the sun is one of the major deities. This male planet, the sun represents power, royalty, and fame and is depicted to the soul (Aatma) of a living being.

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Astrologically, when the sun enters in any of the Rashis (astrological sign), he makes that person strong, dominant, and gives leading powers. The sun also gives him/her fame and prosperity. The person who has the sun in his Rashi, has leadership qualities and is successful in every field. He gives power to grant political power. The sun represents elements of ‘fire’. Fire signifies brightness. Thus he makes the person intelligent and bestows power to achieve his/her goals.
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There are three fundamental elements, which are Dhatu (metals), Moola (roots) and Jeeva (life). The sun is related to Moola. The sun’s own astrological sign is Leo (Simha). The friendly planets are Moon (Chandra), Mars (Mangal) and Jupiter (Guru). That is, the sun in combination with his friendly planets definitely gives good results. If the sun is combined with its enemy planets like Venus and Saturn would definitely have bad effects. The sun rules heart, eye, head, and stomach of the body. Thus one can suffer from heart diseases, headaches, and baldness due to bad position of the sun on ones Kundali (astrological birth chart). Unfavorable position of the sun can cause physical as well as mental disorders.
Planet: The Sun (Ravi)
Rank of the Planet: First
Auspicious Day: Sunday
Colour: Bright Red, Orange
Element: Moola
Nature of the planet: Dominative, Aggressive and Respectful
Orbit time in each Rashi: 1 Month
Nakshtra: Uttara Phalguni, Uttara Ashadha and Krittika
Own Rashi (or Home Rashi): Leo (Simha)
Exalted Rashi (Good position): Aries (Mesha)
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Debilitated Rashi (Bad position): Libra (Tula)
Mooltrikona Rashi (gives good results): Leo (Simha)
Friendly Planets: The Moon (Chandra), Mars (Mangal) and Jupiter (Guru)
Enemy Planets: Venus (Shukra), Saturn (Shani)
Neutral Planet: Mercury (Budh)
Astrological stone used: Ruby
Good placement of planet: Leadership qualities, Political power, Success and Posperity
Bad placement of planet: Health issues, mental stress, arrogance
Body parts ruled: Head, Eyes, Brain, Stomach, Lungs
Diseases caused by planet: Headache, Heart Problems, Eyesight Problems, Baldness
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What is Navtapa or Nau Tapa?

Do you know what is Navtapa or Nau Tapa? Read more about it!

Nau Tapa : 25th May 2018 – 3rd June 2018
‘Nau’ means nine, ‘Tapa’ means hot. Nau Tapa (or Navtapa) is a phase of nine days in summer of extreme heat. During Nau Tapa, position of the sun is closest to the earth, resulting in more heat spreading on the earth. In Hinduism, the Sun is considered as one of the major deities. Thus, this movement of the Sun has astrological effects on some of the Rashis (astrological sign) that affects human beings too!
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Nau Tapa begins when the sun enters in the Rohini Nakshatra (lunar constellations). This year Nau Tapa commenced from 25th May 2018 and would end on 3rdJune. On 25th May, the Sun  entered the Rohini Nakshatra at 19:53 and will stay in that Nakshatra till 3rd June. Basically, the Moonis ruler of Rohini Nakshatra. The Moon is symbol of coldness, while the Sun symbolizes blaze and glory. Thus, when the Sun enters Rohini Nakshatra, takes its constellation under its influence, which results in emission of excessive heat.
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This movement of the sun could have good or evil effects on the respective Rashi (astrological sign) of people. The cummulative effects depends on the other houses in ones’s Kundali (an astrological birth chart). It is suggested to stay calm during this period. As temperature during Nau Tapa is on peak, one should take care on his/her health as heat waves can affect their health.  The sweltering heat leads to satisfactory rainy season ahead!
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