How to Read Birth Chart – Part 2
To continue how to read birth chart…..Good & exciting results are given by the strong planets in birth chart. However, one has to understand the true meaning of ‘Strong’; a planet in the exaltation might not be that ‘Strong’ as a planet in its own sign. One has to look all the possible combinations. Good or bad planets will show their results during their sub periods.
Identify Weak/Strong Planets
In the first part of how to read birth chart we have discussed the importance of the planets. Identify the strong planets which indicates positive results for the aspects/significations ruled by the planet and the house which contains mooltrikona sign of the said planet. The close conjunction or mutual aspect of strong or fairly strong planets give enhanced results of both the planets.
Identify the weak planets in the birth chart which indicates delays and setbacks in the results for the aspects/significations ruled by the weak planet and the house which contains mooltrikona sign of the said planet.
Planets in the 6th house and mooltrikona sign of the house ruled by the said planet indicates conflicts/ disputes, and financial difficulties related to the planet.
Planets in the 8th house and the mooltrikona sign of the house ruled by the said planet indicates obstructions, setbacks, accidents, and death like experiences.
Planets in the 12th house and the mooltrikona sign of the house ruled by the said planet indicates losses, expenses, problems in foreign/distant places, and problems with law.
Identify the strong afflictions:
Bad Sun gives problems to father, son, husband, occupation.
Bad Mars gives problems through disputes, properties, law, job, and also affect younger brothers.
Bad Moon gives problems to mother, problems relating to property, school education, marriage, and mental peace.
Bad Mercury gives problems in studies, relationships, and business.
Bad Jupiter gives problems relating to studies, relationships, finance, job, husband, male child.
Bad Venus gives problems in relationships, business, also problems with wife.
Bad Saturn results in job problems, struggles, unsuccessful ventures.
The planets show their results in their sub periods. A planet gives results pertaining to its own general significations and the significations to the house which contains the mooltrikona sign of the planet.
For example Jupiter will show the results of its general significations and the results of the house which contains the sign Leo in its sub period of any main period.
Loss of strength by planets:
a) A planet loses its 75 % strength if its mooltrikona sign house is afflicted.
b) A weak planet placed in an afflicted house will lose its 75 % strength.
c) A closely afflicted weak planet will lose strength to the extent of 75%.
d) A planet becoming weak due to close combustion will lose strength to the extent of 75%.
e) When planets are placed in the malefic houses, they generally lose strength by 50%.
f) When planets are placed in their signs of debilitation, they lose strength by 50%.
g) An exact conjunction or aspect by a strong functional benefic planet raises the strength of the planet by 50%.
Only the functional malefic planets can be afflicting planets. There is a difference between afflicting planets and afflicted planets.
Strong dispositor is another factor to consider. Dispositor is a planet in whose moolatrikona sign another planet is located in the natal chart.
Functional Nature of Planets:
It is very important to identify the functional nature of planets as benefic & malefic.