Dignities of Planets
There are 9 different dignities in Vedic astrology.
The order from strongest to weakest is
- Exaltation (Uchcha)
- Own sign (Sva Kshetra)
- Best friend (Adhi Mitra)
- Friend (Mitra)
- Neutral (Sama)
- Enemy (Satru)
- Sworn enemy (Adhi Satru)
- Debilation (Nicha)
Own Sign, Exaltation, Debilation and Mulatrikona
|Sun||Leo||10 Aries||10 Libra||0-20 Leo|
|Moon||Cancer||3 Taurus||3 Scorpio||4-30 Taurus|
|Mars||Aries, Scorpio||28 Capricorn||28 Cancer||0-12 Aries|
|Mercury||Gemini, Virgo||15 Virgo||15 Pisces||16-20 Virgo|
|Jupiter||Sagittarius, Pisces||5 Cancer||5 Capricorn||0-10 Sagittarius|
|Venus||Libra||27 Pisces||27 Virgo||0-15 Libra|
|Saturn||Capricorn, Aquarius||20 Libra||20 Aries||0-20 Aquarius|
Debilation point is opposite to the exaltation point.
Natural Planetary Frienships
Planetary friendships applies in dignity evaluation if the planet in question is not in own sign, exaltation, debilation or Mulatrikona.
The natural (or permanent) friendships of the planets are
|Sun||Moon, Jupiter, Mars||Venus, Saturn||Mercury|
|Moon||Sun, Mercury||–||Mars, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn|
|Mars||Sun, Moon, Jupiter||Mercury||Venus, Saturn|
|Mercury||Sun, Venus||Moon||Mars, Jupiter, Saturn|
|Jupiter||Sun, Moon, Mars||Mercury, Venus||Saturn|
|Venus||Mercury, Saturn||Sun, Moon||Mars, Jupiter|
|Saturn||Mercury, Venus||Sun, Moon, Mars||Jupiter|
A planet is in a friendly sign if he is a friend of the lord of that sign etc.
- Jupiter in Leo is in a friendly sign because he is a friend of the Sun
- Mars in Taurus is in a neutral sign, he is neutral to Venus
- Venus in Cancer is in a inimical sign, she is inimical to the Moon
The rule for temporary friendship of planets is
- Planets in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th and 12th are temporary friends
- Planets in the other Rasis (1st, 5th, 6th, 7thi, 8th, 9th) are temporary enemies
There is no neutral temporary relationship.
Jupiter in Pisces and Moon in Virgo are temporary enemies because they are mutually in the 7th house.
There are different opinions about calculation of temporary friends in higher Varga charts (e.g. Navamsa)
- from Rasi chart
- from the Varga