Functional Benefic and Functional Malefic Planets in Taurus Lagna
a) To the person born in Vrishabha (Taurus) Lagna, Jupiter, Venus and Moon are evil planets; Saturn and Sun are good planets. Saturn alone is capable of giving Rajayogam to the person born in Vrishabha lagnam.
Explanation : Jupiter is the lord of 8th and 11th houses both of which are declared bad. Venus is the lord of lst and 6th houses and these are bad, as the first is a quadrant, and when owned by a beneftc the result is evil. Sixth house is equally bad, Chandra is the lord of the third house and it is bad. So that Jupiter, Moon, Venus are bad planets because they own 8th and 11th, 1st and 6th and 3rd houses respectively. These are bad planets and they always try to do evil to the native. The author then begins to tell us who are good planets for persons born in Vrishabha. Sun owns the 4th house and as he is evil and owns one of the quadrants he becomes good and produces beneficial influences. Saturn is the lord of 9th and 10th houses and the possession of those two houses in one planet is excellent. Hence he becomes the most influencial planet of the horoscope of the native born in Vrishabha and produces the gratest good and rajyoga.
b) If evil planets like Jupiter & others are possessed of death inflicting powers they will kill the native born in Vrishabha in their respective periods and sub-periods.
Explanation: Jupiter now figures prominently as the death-inflicting lord to the person born while Vrishabha is rising at the time of birth. Why should Jupiter be named, and not other evil planets who have also been declared to be inauspicious as inflicting death? Moon owns the third house and is bad. Venus owns the 1st and 6th houses, of which 6th is bad, while the first becomes bad by reason of its being owned by a benefic like Venus. He is besides the lord of the birth and has some consideration for the life of the person born under his own influence, Jupiter owns 8th and 11th houses and is the declared enemy of the lord of birth and has none of the redeeming points to alleviate the evil he is capable of doing to the person born in Vrishabha. He owns two evil houses while Moon owns only one evil house; Jupiter, therefore, is stronger than Moon and also Venus in producing evil. But in determining the evil or good which might result from the influences of the planets we cannot be too careful in weighing the evidence produced before us, and the facts have to be very nicely balanced before we pronounce our judgment in the matter. Jupiter, if well situated and aspected, may not inflict death. The student has to read well and digest facts.