Planetary Occupations in Vedic Astrology

The rules for finding planetary occupation is given below:

  1. Count always from Aries to the lagna – (1)
  2. Count again from lagna to the planet whose occupation is wanted – (2)
  3. Add figure (1) and (2)
  4. Multiply the answer by 2
  5. Now, Multiply the answer by the number of years of the planetary dasha (period) as per Vimishottari dasha. Sun – 6, Moon – 10, Mars – 7, Rahu – 18, Jupiter – 16, Saturn – 19, Mercury – 17, Ketu – 7, Venus – 20.
  6. Then, divide the result by 27.
  7. The remainder expresses the state in which a planet is for the time being.

The planetary occupations with their influence are:

Occupation No. Name Result
1 Bathing prosperity, good family and children, respectable life, successful career
2 Dressing Political influence, gems, wealth, clothes, fine taste, luxurious life
3 Sweet scents Popularity, success in foreign countries, industrious and respectable
4 Preparation for Worship Gain from lands, good conveyances and horses, enjoyment
5 Praying fond of land property, political troubles, loss of money, serious charges
6 Worship intimacy (friendship) with tyrants (dictator) and thereby large gains, popularity, wealth
7 Sacrificial preparation distress (extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain), biliousness (bad digestion), high education
8 Meditation rich relations, wealth, loss to foes, gains from lands
9 Kneeling sweet speech, good conveyances and horses
10 Going around the alter live complaint, dysentry, criminal prosecutions
11 Contemplation Magesterial powers, aggreable family and children, successful life
12 Reception of Guests Conceited (proud), love for magical art, finding hidden treasures
13 Dinner sickly, cheating habits, excommunication from caste (boycott), religious persecutions (harassment)
14 Drinking water miserable food, contemptible (lowly) haibts, hating all that is good
15 Anger hating manking, egoistic
16 Cheweing betel leaves service in high places, sound education, great wealth and fame
17 Entering the court regular, pious, innocent, respectable
18 Assumption of the crown glorious military life, wealth and great learning
19 Private consultation laziness, sweet words, double hearted
20 Delay learned, dull, inactive and careless
21 Sleeping a hanger on, brutal treatment towards wife and children, passionate, sickly
22 Drinking reckless (careless), doing evil to friends, despising (neglecting) worthy people, courting (inviting) ruin
23 Sweet Drinks healthy life, good children, luxurious food, handsome wife, respect among classmen
24 Acquisition of wealth courteous and obliging, gains from different sources, success in business
25 Taking off the crown loss of appointment, unhappy, deserted by friends and relations, unsuccessful in money transactions
26 Profound sleep Suffering from chronic disease, persecution from ruling authorities, constantly tipsy (intoxicating)
27 Sexual intercourse constant intercourse with women of disrepute, harbouring evil thoughts, melancholy designing, suspicious and revengeful

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