The system of Lal Kitab gives more importance to houses (bhava) than signs. This does not mean that signs do not have any relevance in the Lal Kitab analysis, they are relevant in their own way. But, the houses in a horoscope has been given more significance and considered to be a major aspect for the analysis of good result and character of the native. Each planet is the Karaka of some or the other house and considered to be the fixed house in the method of Lal Kitab.
In Vedic astrology each planets is assigned with one Karaka, similarly in Lal Kitab each house is also allocated with one Karaka. According to Lal Kitab, these Karaka are known as fixed houses of the planets. Planets are considered to be more important since Lal Kitab give more significance to houses, rather than signs. The Karak elements of Vedic astrology and Lal Kitab are almost same. however, there might be some differences in the Karak of few houses in Lal Kitab.
According to a principal of Lal Kitab, a house is considered to be in a sleeping state if it is not aspected by any planet. But if the planet is situated in a fixed house like Sun in the first house, Jupiter in the second house etc then that planet is considered to be in awakened state. It means that the planet will be able to affect other planets aspecting the house with its effect.
Another point to be considered about Lal Kitab principles is that signs of each house is considered to be stable for instance; aries will always stay in the first house, taurus in the second house and so on. The birth time of the native does not affect this sequence.
Thus, each planet is related to a house which is known as the fixed house. These fixed houses are as follows:
These are the most important principles of Lal Kitab and all the analysis are based on these principles only. The fact behind studying these houses is that the person is also able to understand the karak element of these houses that plays a vital role in formation of the horoscope.
In Lal kitab the significance of signs and planets have been described very clearly. Each sign has a lord. Aries and Scorpio signs are ruled by Mars, Venus is the lord of Taurus and Libra, Mercury is the lord of Gemini and Virgo, Jupiter is the lord of Sagittarius and Pisces, Moon is the lord of Moon and Sun is the lord of Leo.
Other than these, Ketu has been assigned the ownership of Virgo, while Rahu is the lord of Pisces. It should be noted that the signs mentioned in the lal kitab are not similar to the sign in birth chart, but belong to fixed houses. Whenever you make a horoscope erase the numbers in front of each sign. Begin with writing numbers from Aries sign i.e mark Aries as.
The exalted and debilitated position of the signs are analyzed through these numbers only.
Exalted planet is strong and gives auspicious results
The debilitated planet is weak and unable to give good results.
Planets in its own sign is considered good as well.
If the planet is exalted in the first sign, then it will be debilitated in the seventh sign from the first sign. For instance: if Sun is exalted in the first sign (Aries), then it will become debilitated in the seventh sign (Libra). Similarly, if Saturn is exalted in the seventh sign (Libra), then it will be debilitated in the first sign (Aries).
|Planetary Lords||Mars||Venus||Mercury||Moon||Sun||Mercury /ketu|
|Exalted Planets||Sun||Moon||rahu||Jupiter||-||Mercury /rahu|
|Debilitated Planets||Saturn||-||ketu||Mars||-||Venus /ketu|
|Karak of Destiny||Mars||Moon||Mercury||Moon||sun||Rahu|
|Planets of Grahphal||Mars||Rahu/ketu||Saturn||Moon||Jupiter /sun||Mercury /ketu|
|Planets of Rashiphal||Rahu||-||Saturn||Mars /Venus /ketu||-||Nara planet Saturn|
|Planetary Lords||Venus||Mars||Jupiter||Saturn||Saturn||Jupiter /rahu|
|Exalted Planets||Saturn||-||ketu||Mars||-||Venus /krtu|
|Debilitated Planets||Sun||Moon||Rahu||Jupiter||-||Mercury /Rahu|
|Pakka Houses||Venus /Mercury||Mars /Saturn||Jupiter||Saturn||Jupiter||Rahu|
|Karak of Destiny||Venus||Moon||Jupiter||Saturn||Jupiter||ketu|
|Planets of Grahphal||Venus||Mars||Jupiter||Saturn||Jupiter /Saturn||Rahu|
|Planets of Rashiphal||Sun/Mercury /Rahu||-||Saturn||ketu/Mercury||-||Mercury|
In this table, the Ketu being the lord of the sixth house is debilitated, but some other planet has been given the ownership of the house. The house in which Ketu is placed have some other lord in its pakka house. Seven signs and 12 planets are considered to be the cycle of 84 yonis. In the eighth year, every planet has to go through the same effects.
With the help of these principles it can be said that a planet begins giving results when it transits through a sign.
Neither of the planet is debilitated In the second house or Taurus sign. This house is combined with Rahu/Ketu. Thus, this sign has not been assigned any planet. In this situation, the planet present in this house is able to give its results independently according to its own auspicious and inauspicious karak elements.
The planet placed in the fifth house is neither exalted nor debilitated. The planet situated in this house is responsible for the income and children.
Similarly, Aquarius i.e eleventh house doesn't have any exalted or debilitated positions.It determines the destiny in terms of materialism.
Pakka Ghar of Planet
Pakka Ghar is nothing but the concept of natural signification of houses. Sun's Pakka ghar is Lagna. The other planets Pakka Ghars are as under:
Friends and Foes of Planets
Normally we find that the seven planets are friendly with the planets which fall into 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12th position from their original triangular zodiac. The remaining planetary lords of the zodiacs are enemies. If any of these is both friend as well as enemy then he becomes neutral.
This can be explained by an illustration The original zodiac house of Sun is Leo. Moon is the lord of it's 12th house whose zodiac is Cancer. Hence the Sun and the Moon are friends. Mars is fourth (Scorpio) from Leo and (Lord of ninth Aries). Therefore they are friends. Similarly, the zodiac Gemini of Mercury is in the eleventh house of Leo. Hence Mercury tends to be enemy but Virgo is in the second house of Leo. Therefore Mercury becomes a friend. Consequently, Mercury becomes neutral to the Sun.
If we carefully study the relationship of the planets we discover that no planets besides Rahu and Ketu are inimical to Moon. Jupiter is not inimical to any planet.
Relationship of Rahu Ketu is determined on the basis of divine and demonic planets. They are enemies of the divine (Dev) planets like Sun, Moon, Mars and Jupiter and friendly with Venus, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu and Mercury.
Each planet has his friends as well as his enemies just as we human beings do. The list for illustration is given below.
Apart from friendship or enmity of planets there is also a concept of equivalent planets. The planets so grouped are supposed to be equal in strength. The list of planets is as given under.
Mercury and Sun or Rahu and Mars are posited in one sign together Mercury or Rahu would always be quiet. Moon and Sun when posited in any sign with Rahu and Ketu respectively will be less powerful.
Kitab has the concept that a group of two planets are equivalent to planet noted against each. The list is given below.
Sin and Sinful Planets
Often there is reference of Paap (Sin) and Paapi (Sinful) planets in Lal Kitab. From Paap or sin is meant Rahu and Ketu from Paapi grahas the reference is to three planets namely Rahu, Ketu and Saturn. Also some astrologers consider Mars is included with them. If any other planet is sitting with any of these planet then the sitting planet also become a paapi planet.
Kayam Graha or Established Planet
If a planet reside in a house then it becomes the lord of the same house. The planet which can give his results freely and without hindrance is called an established planet. In other words no enemy planet should occupy his houses of lordship, exaltation, debility and of his signification. He should also not be a saathi planet or comrade and he should have no aspect of any planet.
Dharmi Grahas or Righteous Planets
Saturn, Rahu and Ketu are known as Paapi Planets but they also some times become the Dharmi or righteous planets. Rahu and Ketu become righteous in the 4th house or anywhere in the chart with Moon. Similarly Saturn becomes righteous when posited in 11th house or anywhere in the chart with Jupiter.
Muqabla ke Graha or Matching Planets
This is a enormous thing in Lal Kitab. Each planet has his own friends who behave in a friendly way. Some times one of such planets may occupy the house of lordship or the Pakka Ghar of his friendly planet and that planet does not occupy any such house of the former. In such a case the two planets, although friends may not remain the true friends. The behavior of the former will be suspected. He may at times spoil the results of his friendly planets. The planet shall be known as matching planets. Sun and Mars are friends. If Mars occupies the Lagna and Sun does not occupy such house of mars, Mars behavior under such circumstances may or may not be friendly to Sun. Mars would be called a matching planet to Sun. Both can harm each other.
Classifications Of Planets
On the Basis of Gender
Male Planets: Sun, Mars, Jupiter
Brahmin Planets: Jupiter, Venus
On the Basis of Virtue
Satvika Planets: Sun, Moon, Jupiter
The Satvika planets motivate the natal into being honest, kind hearted, soft spoken and ardent devotee. The Rajsika planets inspire the man to become an artist and famous. He is involved in the world of domestic family life. The Tamsika planet makes the person hot tempered, deceitful, foolish, lazy, etc.
Moon, Mercury, Ketu and Jupiter are serially most auspicious planets.
Wicked Planets (Krur)
Sun, Mars, Saturn and Rahu are serially more wicked.
Mercury is in itself an auspicious planet, but it becomes an evil with wicked planets. It becomes all the more wicked if placed with auspicious planets.
Moon is also primarily an auspicious planet but from the sixth day of Krishna Pakash to Amavasya the strength of Moon is less powerful.
From Pratipada of Shukla Paksha to the tenth day it's power is of medium strength.
From eleventh day of Shukla Paksha to fifth day of Krishna Paksha it is in its full form, i.e. with maximum power.
Difference between the Effect of Jupiter and Venus
Jupiter is a divine teacher (guru) while Venus is a devil teacher (guru). Venus helps people in acquiring materialistic values while Jupiter helps the person in obtaining spiritual values. Venus makes the person selfish while Jupiter inspires him to think of the well being of others.
Difference between the Cruelty of Saturn and Mars
Although Saturn is cruel but its ultimate result is good. Just as gold emerges out sparkling after being burnt in the furnace of fire, Saturn purifies the man by means of punishments. It has an effect of catharsis, the man emerges as a free and pious man after getting liberated of the evil deed. Mars, on the other hand, fills the man with excitement and cheerfulness; the man is inspired by egoistic feelings which drive him to evil and violent deeds.
On the Basis of Feet
Two legged (Dwipaya): Jupiter, Venus
Four legged (Chatushpod): Mars, Saturn
Winged (Pakshi Roop): Sun, Mercury
Insects (Keet): Moon
On the Basis of Aspect
Equal aspect (sam): Moon, Jupiter
Angular aspect (tirchhi): Venus, Mercury
Half aspect (adhyo): Saturn, Rahu
Time of the Planet
Morning: Jupiter, mercury
Lords of Directions
Lords of the Loks
Diseases Caused Due to the Combination of Planets
Jupiter + Rahu or Jupiter + Ketu: Asthma, Respiratory ailment, Tuberculosis
According to Lal Kitab, a planet gives auspicious results when placed alone in a house or is not aspected by any other planet in a horoscope. Here, lonely planet signifies the planet occupying a house alone and is not aspected by any other planet.
Here an inauspicious planet usually means a planet occupying a house in its debilitated state or is placed in an enemy house or with enemy planet.
On the other hand, an auspicious planet here indicates that the planet is the lord of the house it is occupying, or placed in a friendly house or placed in a house in exalted state.
Lets explore the auspicious and Inauspicious effects of Lonely planets.
Likewise, a planet placed alone in a house away from the effect of aspecting planets have following effects.
Relationship of planets in Lal Kitab are similar to that of Vedic astrology. Each planetary relationship has its own significance and principle in Lal Kitab also. In Vedic astrology the relationships of planets are stable and effects of relationship formed between two naturally planets is also natural, but in Lal Kitab they work according to specific principles.
In traditional astrology, the knowledge on relationship of planets can be achieved through Panchdha Maitri Chakra and Tatkaleen Maitri Chakra. Similarly, Lal Kitab also provided the knowledge on planetary relationships.
In contrast to Vedic astrology, the relationships between natural planets are unstable in Lal Kitab. For instance: Sun and Saturn are natural enemies of each other. In Lal Kitab kundali, Sun occupies the first house and Saturn occupied ninth. Since Saturn in this condition is situated nine house away from the house of Sun, it will provide support to it. This proves the principal of Lal kitab that relationships between naturally friendly and enemy planets can be seen changing as per the changing conditions.
With the help of a lal kitab one can easily determine the effect of a planet according to the age of the native. Also, each planet is classified on the basis of gender in lal kitaab.
This concept can be clearly understood through following example:
If Sun is in the seventh house of 22 year old native, then he might have to face obstacles in the government related works and other things related to the seventh house.
All the planets are classified on the basis of gender in the lal kitab. It also specifies the specific time of each planet when they have maximum effect.
Lal kitab has its own set of principles for slaughtered planets or Qurbani ke bakre. Slaughtered planets means a planet when severely afflicted with enemy planets give bad results too. The planet through which it shows inauspicious results is known as Qurbani ka bakra. Let’s clarify this by an example. Suppose if Saturn is afflicted by the Sun, then Venus will give inauspicious results i.e Venus will become the Qurbani ka bakra in this situation. Thus, it is very normal if other planets considers the shelter of other planets for its own protection.
Similarly, if a kundli has an afflicted Venus then the planet will generate its negative influence through Moon. As a result the native may have problems with his mother and children or his mother may have an ill health.
Jupiter : An afflicted Jupiter in a Kundali shows its negative impact through Ketu. For instance: if Jupiter is in the fifth house and Ketu is placed in any of the house in a kundali, then Jupiter will not affect the fifth house in any condition but, will have negative influence on the house in which Ketu is placed.
In the concept of Qurbani ke Bakre Sun, Mars and Jupiter generate negative impact on Ketu. Let’s understand this concept by an example. Suppose a kundli has an afflicted Jupiter then it will project its negative influence by establishing a relationship with Ketu and things related to it. Ketu is the significator of the 6th house of a kundli and for this reason the native may have problems with his maternal uncle.
Similarly, if a kundli has an afflicted Venus then the planet will generate its negative influence through Moon. As a result the native may have problems with his mother or her mother may have to suffer from an ill health. Thus, an afflicted planet for its own cause butchers its friendly planet.
In Lal Kitab kundali each planet has its own artificial planet. These planets have their own significance which are discussed below :
Artificial Planets for Sun
Mercury and Venus are artificial planets for Sun. They affect health of an individual.
Artificial Planets for Moon
Sun and Jupiter are artificial planet for Moon. They have significant effect on parent’s blood related issues.
Artificial Planets for Mars
Sun and Mercury are artificial planets for Mars. However, Mars is a good planet but in connection with the Sun and Saturn it becomes bad. It determines the age of the child.
Artificial Planets for Mercury
Jupiter and Rahu are artificial planets for Mercury. It represents respect and honor.
Artificial Planets for Jupiter
Sun and Venus are artificial planets for Jupiter. It influences the birth or occurrence of a child.
Artificial Planets for Venus
Rahu and Ketu are artificial planets for Venus. They influence the worldly pleasures.
Artificial Planets for Saturn
Rahu, Mars, Mercury and Ketu are artificial planets for Venus. These planets influence health and illness.
Artificial Planets for Rahu
Mars and Saturn are exalted artificial planets, whereas Sun and Saturn are debilitated. These planets influence conflicts and disharmony.
Artificial Planets for Ketu
Venus and Saturn are exalted artificial planets, whereas Moon and Saturn are debilitated for Ketu. They are the lord of comfort and luxuries and influence them significantly.
Lal Kitab uses the system of artificial planets. These planets are formed when two planets conjunct each other. According to Lal Kitab when a primary planet suffer due to some cause, then artificial planets are introduced as a remedy to make it strong and auspicious.
Artificial planets are used to reduce the inauspiciousness of primary planets. For instance: if Mercury and Venus are in the third house of a kundali and Venus is giving inauspicious results, then the health of the spouse is affected and create conflicts in a relationship. This happens because Mercury and Venus are artificial planets for Sun and Sun is the karak of health. Thus, a malefic Venus may create health troubles for the spouse.
To correct this defect, Mercury and Venus can be considered as the planet and Mercury becomes the artificial planet. Jupiter is formed with Rahu and artificial Venus is formed by the conjunction of Rahu-Ketu. Venus can be treated by two ways. In the first method the native can dig a blue coloured stone on Thursday at the time of the sunset in an isolated place covered with grass to reduce the ill-effects of Venus.
Alternatively, the native can feed milk or milk cream to a dog on Thursday to get beneficial results of Venus. Thus, the ill-effects of an inauspicious primary planet can be treated by following the remedies.
The concept of Mahadasha of planeta are based on the principles laid down by Lal Kitab itself. Similarly to vedic astrology, the period of Mahadasha in Lal Kitab is of 120 years which mo0ves according to its own principles.
When a planet is accompanied by a malefic or debilitated planet in an ascendant without being affected by it and becomes debilitated or malefic in a varshaphal is counted under the influence of mahadasha from that specific date.
When a planet is debilitated or malefic and is also accompanied by a malefic or an inauspicious planet then it is considered to be under the influence of mahadasha since the day it enters the ascendant.
During the phase of mahadasha an afflicted planet is not able to get any help from its friendly planets. But, enemy planets have its full effect.
The planet of mahadasha have the same effect on other planets of the horoscope as it is without this condition.
If planets in the 1, 4, 7 and 10th house are accompanied with strong or exalted planets in other houses of the horoscope then Mahadasha will get cancelled.
If the planet or birth and planet of the sign are auspicious or exalted in a horoscope, then also Mahadasha do not take place.
The Mahadasha of Jupiter will begin when Saturn will be in the first house, Ketu in the third and sixth house, Jupiter in the tenth house and Rahu in the ninth and twelfth house of a horoscope.
Mahadasha of Sun begins with Sun itself is in the seventh house and Mercury is in the twelfth house of a horoscope.
Mahadahsa of Moon begins when Saturn comes in the first house, Mercury lies in the fourth house, Venus in the sixth house, Moon in the eighth house and Jupiter in the tenth houseof a horoscope.
Venus’s Mahadasha begins when Mars is in the fourth house, Venus is in the sixth house and Jupiter lies in the tenth house of a horoscope.
Mahadasha of Mars begins when Saturn is in the first house, Mars is in the fourth house. Venus is in the sixth house and Rahu lies in the ninth and twelfth house of a horoscope.
Mahadasha of Mercury begins when Saturn lies in the first house, Ketu in the third and sixth house, Jupiter in the tenth house and Mercury itself in the twelfth house of a horoscope.
Saturn’s mahadasha begins when Saturn occupies the first house, Ketu is in the third and sixth house and Jupiter is in the tenth house of a horoscope.
Mahadasha of Rahu begins when Moon is in the eighth house, Rahu is in the ninth and twelfth house and Jupiter in the tenth house of a horoscope.
Mahadasha of Ketu begins when Saturn is in the first house, Ketu is in the third and sixth and house, Sun is in the seventh house, Jupiter is in the tenth house and Mercury is in the twelfth house of a horoscope.
Engineer Rameshwar Prasad
(B.Tech., M.Tech., P.G.D.C.A., P.G.D.M.)