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Know the Planets

Sun  |   Moon  |   Mars  |   Mercury  |   Jupiter  |   Venus  |   Saturn  |   Uranus  |   Neptune  |   Pluto
Rahu or Dragon's Head  |   Ketu or Dragon's Tail  |  

Sun

Sun

Astronomical Data

Dia.: 1392000 km
Mass: 332946 times the earth
Distance from the Earth in million km: Max. 153.4, Min. 148.4
Time taken in completing one orbit round the Sun: Earth revolves round the Sun in 365.26 earth - days

Astronomical/ Astrological Character

Astronomical Description: The Sun is the star at the centre of the Solar system. The average temperature on the surface of the Sun is 5500⁰C. It is made of hydrogen and helium in Plasma form and in the core hydrogen is converted to helium by nuclear fusion, generating the heat and light radiated by the Sun. Out of the 9 Grahas, the Sun is a young Star and all other planets revolve round the Sun, held in orbit by the gravitational pull at its surface of the Sun. The Sun upholds life on earth, by supplying heat and light.

Astrological Description: Lord of East, sinful, powerful is masculine by nature. It rules eyes, lever, heart and nervous system. Position of father, honor and Atman (soul) is determined by it. It is exalted in Aries and debilitates in Libra.

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Moon

Sun

Astronomical Data

Dia.: 3476.6 km
Mass: 0.012 times the Earth
Distance from the Earth in million km: Max. 0.41, Min. 0.36
Time taken in completing one orbit round the Earth: Moon revolves round the Earth in 27.321661 earth - days

Astronomical/ Astrological Character

Astronomical Description: The origin of the Moon is still a subject of some scientific debate, but the most accepted theory is that the Moon was formed of the debris from a massive collision with the young Earth about 4.6 billion years ago. The Moon's gravitational influence upon the Earth is the primary cause of oceanic tides. In fact, the Moon has more than twice the effect upon tides than does the Sun. Its gravitational pull at its surface is about 16% of the Earth. The Moon makes one rotation and completes a revolution around the Earth every 27 days, 7 hours, and 3 minutes. This synchronous rotation is caused by an uneven distribution of mass in the Moon (essentially, it is "heavier" on one side than the other) and has allowed the Earth's gravity to keep one side of the Moon permanently facing Earth. The Moon has no atmosphere; without an atmosphere, the Moon has nothing to protect it from meteorite impacts, and thus the surface of the Moon is covered with impact craters, both large and small.

Astrological Description: It has fair complexion, beautiful eyes, black hair, resides in east and airy, intelligent, sweet voice, sexy and unstable nature. Position of Heart, love and Mother is determined by it. It is exalted in Taurus and debilitates in Scorpio.

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Mars

Sun

Astronomical Data

Dia.: 123421.4 km
Mass: 0.0935 times the Earth
Distance from the Earth in million km: Max. 400.5, Min. 55.0
Time taken in completing one orbit round the Sun: 687 earth - days

Astronomical/ Astrological Character

Astronomical Description: Mars is the first planet outside the orbit of the Earth. It holds only a thin atmosphere, which is transparent, so there is a clear view of Mars' surface. Occasionally there are dust storms, which spread over most of the planet, hiding its surface completely. The poles have ice caps (made of water and carbon dioxide). The surface of Mars is rocky, and the characteristic red color of Mars comes from the iron oxide dust which covers large areas. Mars has the highest craters of any planet in the solar system. There is strong evidence from the landscape that in the past Mars had water in liquid form. Its gravitational pull at its surface is about 38% of the Earth. The rotation period of Mars is just like the Earth, and its axis has a similar tilt. Like Mercury, its orbit is decidedly eccentric.

Astrological Description: Lord of south, it has horrifying shape, red eyes, cruel and masculine nature. It rules Pitta and fire, fire-arms, army, courage, velour, wounds, cutting tools, sex, anger, wood, dead, discipline and red color. It is exalted in Capricorn and debilitates in Cancer.

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Mercury

Sun

Astronomical Data

Dia.: 4880 km
Mass: 0.055 times the Earth
Distance from the Earth in million km: Max. 222.0, Min. 79.6
Time taken in completing one orbit round the Sun: 88 earth - days

Astronomical/ Astrological Character

Astronomical Description: Mercury is the closest to the Sun, in the range of 46 to 70 million km. Mercury is also the smallest, and has the greatest density. The planet rotates around its axis very slowly; taking almost 59 days for one rotation (only Venus is slower). Mercury is rocky, with virtually no atmosphere. Most of the surface is heavily cratered by the impact of meteorites. Some areas are less cratered. Mercury has ray-craters, a type not found on the Moon, which give a characteristic look to the planet. The core of Mercury is most likely of iron. Its gravitational pull at its surface is about 37% of the Earth. Mercury gets very hot on the sunlit side, up to 430° C, and very cold on the dark side, down to –183° C.

Astrological Description: Lord of North, it has tall and heavy body, intelligent, clever, politician and impotent nature. It rules green, kidneys, spleen, vocal cord mouth, ENT, communications, stationery, P A system, books, grocery, sales, business, trading. It is exalted in Virgo and debilitates Pieces.

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Jupiter

Sun

Astronomical Data

Dia.: 142800 km
Mass: 0.055 times the Earth
Distance from the Earth in million km: Max. 968.0, Min. 587.0
Time taken in completing one orbit round the Sun: 11.86 earth - years

Astronomical/ Astrological Character

Astronomical Description: Jupiter is the largest planet is the solar system, bigger than all the other planets combined. Its composition is similar to the Sun – its main constituent is hydrogen, but unlike the Sun, Jupiter has a small rocky core. There is no distinct surface, because it is made up of gas, and is merged with gaseous atmosphere. Its gravitational pull at its surface is about 264% of the Earth. Because Jupiter spins around so quickly (one rotation takes only 10 hours), the atmosphere is in constant turmoil, forming ever-changing belts and zones that encircle the planet parallel to the equator.

Astrological Description: Most benevolent, lord of North-East, sky element, it has tall and heavy body, big belly, great thinker, think-tank and farms.It rules farm-produces, mines and minerals, holy acts, religion, holy-books, yellow color, Money, gold treasure, heavy-weights, teaching, learning. It is exalted in Cancer and debilitates in Capricorn.

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Venus

Sun

Astronomical Data

Dia.: 12104 km
Mass: 0.815 times the Earth
Distance from the Earth in million km: Max. 260.9, Min. 41.7
Time taken in completing one orbit round the Sun: 224.7 earth - days

Astronomical/ Astrological Character

Astronomical Description: Venus is the third brightest object in the sky after the Sun and the Moon. Since Venus is an inferior planet, it shows phases when viewed with a telescope from the perspective of Earth. Venus' orbit is the most nearly circular. Venus' rotation is somewhat unusual in that it is both very slow (243 Earth days per Venus day, slightly longer than Venus' year) and retrograde. Its gravitational pull at its surface is about 88% of the Earth. Venus has thick layers of clouds composed mostly of carbon dioxide. These clouds completely obscure our view surface and produce a run-away greenhouse effect that makes Venus' surface temperature hot enough to melt lead. Most of Venus' surface consists of gently rolling plains with little relief.

Astrological Description: Lord of South-East, Watery-sign, benevolent, it has beautiful eyes, expertise in Music, poetry, singing, curly and blonde hair,wheatish complexion, handsome/ beautiful personality, sociable nature. It rules White and Mixed colors, glass, decoration, animation, films, modeling, skincare, garments/ apparels. It is exalted in Pieces and debilitates in Virgo.

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Saturn

Sun

Astronomical Data

Dia.: 120000 km
Mass: 95.2 times the Earth
Distance from the Earth in million km: Max. 1659.0, Min. 1253.0
Time taken in completing one orbit round the Sun: 29.46 years

Astronomical/ Astrological Character

Astronomical Description: Saturn is the second largest planet in the solar system; only Jupiter is larger. Like Jupiter, Saturn is a giant ball of gas with no solid surface beneath its clouds. Its gravitational pull at its surface is about 115% of the Earth. The colorful clouds of Saturn (and Jupiter) are composed of ammonia ice crystals. Saturn's atmosphere above the clouds is approximately 96% hydrogen and 4% helium. Winds near Saturn's equator blow toward the east at 500 m/s (1800 km/hr). Saturn has a volume 764 times that of Earth, but weighs only 95 times as much. Saturn is the only planet in the solar system less dense than water. Saturn has a large ring system and more known moons (18) than any other planet.

Astrological Description: Lord of West, impotent, cruel, it has airy element. It is slim-trim, big teeth, lazy, debilitated, dry and unattractive hair, angry, wrinkled face or old like appearance, dry natured lone, depressed and unattached, but very pious and clear, fighting for Just and Right, wealthy, patient , consistent and deep-thinker. It is exalted in Libra and debilitates in Aries.

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Uranus

Sun

Astronomical Data

Dia.: 51800 km
Mass: 14.6 times the Earth
Distance from the Earth in million km: Max. 3155.0, Min. 2584.0
Time taken in completing one orbit round the Sun: 84.01 years

Astronomical/ Astrological Character

Astronomical Description: Its gravitational pull at its surface is about 117% of the Earth.

Astrological Description: Astrologically it rules independent thinking, haste, theft, accident, loans, erratic behavior, futuristic vision.

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Neptune

Sun

Astronomical Data

Dia.: 49500 km
Mass: 17.2 times the Earth
Distance from the Earth in million km: Max. 4690.0, Min. 4303.0
Time taken in completing one orbit round the Sun: 164.8 years

Astronomical/ Astrological Character

Astronomical Description: Its gravitational pull at its surface is about 118% of the Earth.

Astrological Description: Astrologically it rules new inventions, secrecy, strategy, espionage, originality, art & culture, advanced software, lover.

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Pluto

Sun

Astronomical Data

Dia.: 6000 km
Mass: 0.1 times the Earth
Distance from the Earth in million km: Max. 7306.0, Min. 4224.0
Time taken in completing one orbit round the Sun: 247.7 years

Astronomical/ Astrological Character

Astronomical Description: It is still being debated whether it should be considered as a planet of the solar system or not. However, in astrology it has been included as a planet. It is coldest and farthest planet of the solar system with surface temp to the tune of (-) 230⁰C and rocky structure.

Astrological Description: Astrologically it rules imagination, , planning, air-traffic, wisdom and courage.

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Rahu or Dragon’s Head

Sun

Astronomical Data

There is no astronomical data available

Dia.: 6000 km
Mass: 0.1 times the Earth
Distance from the Earth in million km: Max. 7306.0, Min. 4224.0
Time taken in completing one orbit round the Sun: 247.7 years

Astronomical/ Astrological Character

Astronomical Description: Rahu does not exist physically.

Astrological Description: It rules Virgo (Kanya), exalts in Gemini (Mithuna) and debilitates in Sagittarius (Dhanu). It rules strategy, power, troubles and errors. It also rules father, politics, alcohol, gaming, gambling, rowing, computer science, photography, printing, investigation, skin and evils.

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Ketu or Dragon’s Tail

Sun

Astronomical Data

There is no astronomical data available

Dia.: 6000 km
Mass: 0.1 times the Earth
Distance from the Earth in million km: Max. 7306.0, Min. 4224.0
Time taken in completing one orbit round the Sun: 247.7 years

Astronomical/ Astrological Character

Astronomical Description: Ketu does not exist physically.

Astrological Description: It rules Pisces (Meena), exalts in Sagittarius (Dhanu) and debilitates in Gemini (Mithuna).It rules hard work, Accidents, Skin diseases, nervous system, pilgrimage, Moksha and mother.

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