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The planets merely represent qualities in nature. The language of astrology is just another form of the language of nature and her basic energetic attributes.

Our solar system is sometimes taken to be the personification of the Divine Person of time (Kala Purusha). The Sun is the soul of this Kala Purusha, the Moon His senses and emotions, Mars His power and strength, etc. The Sun is Royal and noble, the Moon changeable, inconstant and fickle. Mars the warrior is fiery, angry, hasty and courageous; while Mercury, the student, is a calculator and a communicator. Jupiter is the wise teacher of the gods and spiritually minded people, and Venus the teacher of sensualists, fashion and art lovers.

The Hora hours and the Persuasions Method

SUN AND MARS rule punishment (danda)

MERCURY AND SATURN rule diplomacy (bheda)

MOON rules temptation (dana)

JUPITER AND VENUS rule good counsel (sama)

People who are very hard to deal with, one can choose the Moon Hora, and the person gain their way by temptations, which is to say by incentives or various sorts, potentially gifts. During the Sun and Mars Hora one can resort to punishment or threat of punishment and one can be compelling and insistent in their method of persuasions. During the Mercury and Saturn hour one can most readily accept or use artfulness, including secret, behind the scenes manoeuvres and the unethical negotiations, like blackmail. During the Jupiter and Venus one can spontaneously work through and naturally accepted way of appeals to reasons, mild and polite but direct and honest requests and good advice.


SUN HOUR: Sun is the lord of Sunday. Sun gives intelligence, perception, strength of will and character. It affords endurance, stamina, vitality, positive spirit, direction, courage, conviction, confidence, leadership, independence and straight- forwardness. The Sun is in his strongest placement directly overhead in the 10th House. He is also strong in the other Kendras, or Angles. These are the Houses 1, 4, and 7.

The Sun also does well in what are called the Upachaya, or growing Houses. These are the Houses 3, 6 and 11.

His nature, or temperament is pitta, or fiery, and the gemstone associated with the Sun is the red ruby. The Sun's metal is Gold and his direction is East.

His day, of course, is Sunday, and he comes into full maturity and brilliance at age 22.

Sun: Position of power, dignity, authority and responsibility, judges, magistrates, banks and business where huge sums of money are handled and goldsmiths. Sun governs vitality, immunity and speedy recovery from diseases. Hence, to take medicine or to undergo surgical operations, solar hour is auspicious. Sun also indicates power authority, influence, dignity, honours and reputation, which means it is a good time to take charge of some important job or post.

For assistance from powerful people, one should select the Sun Hour. Sun, Mars and Jupiter combination. For the Judge or Law matters - Sun Jupiter and Venus.

Doctor- Sun Mercury and Jupiter. For surgery or surgeons- Sun, Mercury and Mars.

One can commence praying to Suryanaranyan and Lord Vishnu for peace and prosperity. Sun is exalted in the sign of Aries, and he is in his fall in the sign of Libra. The Sun is the indicator of the father, our ego, honours, status, fame, the heart, the eyes, general vitality, respect and power.

Sun Hour is beneficial for signing contracts (Sun, Mercury and Jupiter). Also good for registering of documents, to approach for favour, to execute a will, to let on lease property, to appeal for promotion, to complain to the police about the lost property.

An ill-placed Sun gives lack of intelligence, poor perception, weakness of will and character. It creates lack of endurance, low vitality, melancholy, fear, dependency or servitude, deviousness or dishonesty.

An overly strong but ill-disposed Sun creates pride, arrogance, tyranny and control. It creates much of the same problems as Mars (or Saturn) when too strong.

A weak but spiritually disposed Sun makes us receptive, wanting to do good and self-effacing. It can indicate the government in general and whatever favours or promotions may come through it. It represents law and order on lower or higher levels.

STRONG PERIODS: The Hour of the Sun will be most potent whenever Sun is strong: i.e. whenever Sun transits in its exalted or own sign and in the Nakshatra of KRITTIKA, Uttra Phalguni, and Uttra ASHADHA. The best time of the months are from 21 March to 28 April and 10 July to August 20. These periods are best suited for making new plans & investments. He is particularly beneficial for the fire sign Ascendants of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. The Sun's metal is Gold and his direction is East. The first day of the week dedicated to the Sun has the special merit of the removal of sin, especially for Brahmins.

WEAK PERIODS: For the Sun are during the months of October, November and December. During these times one feels lack of interest in their work, setbacks in their health, and stress level is generally high. One may also suffer from position and wealth. They should avoid making new plans.


Moon is the lord of Monday. Moon rules over the sign of Cancer. In Rohini, in Taurus where the Moon is exalted. He is exalted in Taurus, and fallen in the opposite sign of Scorpio. The Moon is most comfortable and powerful in the 4th House; also in the angles. Metal is silver and the direction is Northwest. The bright Moon is considered a benefic of the highest order, and the dark Moon is considered a malefic. Her nature is kapha, or watery.

Moon, the fastest moving planet, suggests that Moon Hora is advantageous for safe and successful overseas journey. Musicians should select Moon Hora on Mondays or Friday for fertile imagination and melodious tune. Tuesday is beneficial for those who use drum.

HORA OF MOON As the Sun represents character or individuality, the Moon indicates our personality. Afflictions to the Moon show personality disorders, difficulties in relating to other people and emotional disturbances. A strong Moon, on the other hand, shows sensitivity, receptivity, caring for others and a nurturing attitude in life. It gives emotional maturity, responsibility and the capacity to have a beneficial effect upon society. Rahu can cause us to lose thinking power over our mind.

Moon period is preferable for those seeking appointment as midwife, nurse, etc. You can plan and contemplate during Moon Hora the right and wrong can be clear and easy to come to conclusions. Moon Hora in the night is good for pleasure. For public activities and popularity, for speeches etc.

Approach people during Moon Hora. Even the strong willed person will be favourable to you. Those who deal in food materials and in oils, kerosene, petrol, acids, etc. can start business during Moon Hora on a Monday and Rohini Star days will be good.

Pearls, jewels, ornaments, corals, can be purchased in this Hora. Purchase of property in the Moon Hora. The price of the property will increase in capital value.

Moon Hora is good especially on Thursday. Good for gains without pains when dealing with mothers and maternal relatives. Hotels or wine bars may be opened on Tuesdays during Moon Hora. During Moon Hora pray to Goddess Lakhsmi and Lalitha for Peace.

With cooked rice, soaked in ghee and feed Brahmin couples. The bright Moon is considered a benefic of the highest order, and the dark Moon is considered a malefic.

WEAK PERIODS: December, January and February are the months when someone's Moon in the birth chart is affected. The person will suffer from psychological problems. They should prepare themselves to face hardship during these months.

Afflictions to the Moon show personality disorders, difficulties in relating to other people and emotional disturbances. A strong Moon, on the other hand, shows sensitivity, receptivity, caring for others and a nurturing attitude in life. It gives emotional maturity, responsibility and the capacity to have a beneficial effect upon society. Rahu can cause us to lose thinking power over our mind.

They should not make important decisions when (1) the Moon is full (2) the Moon's rising time is close to the rising time of the Sun (the last 3 days of the descending Moon cycle - Krishna Paksha of the Moon). Or (3) when the person is near a lake, river or an ocean. Decisions are best made midway through the descending or ascending cycle of the Moon.

During these times the Moon is not powerful. They should take up sports and hobbies that involve them in outdoor activities. They should be forced to exercise to keep their psyche in proper shape.

A benefice Moon is often found in the charts of doctors, healers or psychologists, as well as good mothers and wives. A strong Moon can give power like the Sun. A strong Moon can outshine the other planets, sometimes even the Sun. Whereas the Sun creates the king or strong willed leader, the Moon creates a good administrator or a leader open to the needs of his people. The Moon indicates relationship, interchange and communication.

STRONG PERIODS: The period between June 20th and July 27th called "The House of the Moon" is the most beneficial time. During this period they should devote their energy in promoting their business.

This is a suitable time for all sorts of auspicious activities, travelling, and planning for the future. When Moon is in Rohini and whenever Moon transits Cancer and in Hasta and Sharvana Nakshatra days. Also it is advantageous to note whether Moon occupies the Kendra position counted from the Ascendant during the Hora of Moon, when it is strong.


HORA OF MARS is the great planet of energy. As Venus governs our affections, our emotional and vital impressionability, Mars relates to our passions, our emotional and vital capacity for self-projection. We could say that Venus governs our incoming emotions, our capacity to receive emotion; Mars rules our outgoing emotions, our capacity to project emotion. Mars is the planet of power, strength, and courage, aggression, which measures our ability to project force in life.

Mars is a karaka, or indicator, of brother and siblings, assertion, aggressiveness, soldiers and military endeavours, mechanical ability, engineers and surgeons, commanders and rulers, accidents, violence and war, ambition, strength, arguments and conflict, passion and desire.

Like Surya, the Sun, Mars most powerful position is in the 10th House. He is a particularly beneficial planet for Cancer or Leo Ascendants. His nature is Pitta, or fiery. His gem is red coral and his direction is South. Mars' day is Tuesday and he reaches full maturity at age 28.

MARS HOUR Mars rules over Tuesdays. It is the lord of the Nakshatra of MRGASHIRA, CHITRA and DHANISTHA. It gets exalted in Capricorn Whenever Mars is strong by transiting in its own or exalted signs or in its stars and on Tuesdays. Especially when it happens to be the 10th house to the Lagna rising and during Mars Hora. It is good to file any lawsuit in a court of law, it is advantageous to argue during Mars Hora and win the case. On a Thursday during Mars Hora try for comprise and fair settlement for the property.

When it becomes necessary to stir someone who has fallen into a habit of neglect and idleness and you need to bring him back into the full working habits, wherefrom others are made to suffer, it seems almost necessary to build a fire under him to make any movement from this person. For this purpose one can bring the fire and energy of Mars as a day ruler with his influence as an hour ruler, by talking to him on Tuesday. The person will heed then if it is at all possible to get him started.

To purchase surgical instruments Sunday - Mars Hora or the day of the lord of 12 and Mars Hora. To join duty in the Military, Police or Factory, Mars Hora on Tuesday is advantageous. It is lucky time to start a press, mechanical engineering, and industry, building construction or opening electronics shop on a Wednesday in Mars Hora. To join duty in a court of Law or take oath as a President, Judge etc. Thursday is especially good.

Goldsmiths, jewellers, should have opening ceremony on Thursdays or Fridays. Mars Hora on a Thursday is beneficial for executive officers in industry, church or colleges and schools. Those of you who are buying property during the Mars Hora, signing the documents in the morning between 6.30 AM to 7.30 AM having the Sun in the 12th Bhava will not enjoy the benefit of the value of the property, as the person will lose to others. But those who sign and purchase the property between 8.00AM to 10 AM having Sun in the 11th house will have the full advantage of the high price. You can buy coral, ruby and red colour articles.

Best time to construct a house would be at a time when Mars is exalted; when Mars Hora is on and the Ascendant is Scorpio and in Vishaka 4th Pada governed by Jupiter and the sub is Mars. In this case there will be no difficulty for the availability of money, building materials etc. For peace and prosperity pray to the Lord Ganesh. On Tuesday. Like Surya, the Sun, Mars most powerful position is in the 10th House. He is a particularly beneficial planet for Cancer or Leo Ascendants. His nature is Pitta, or fiery. Direction is South.

On the positive side, a strong Mars is necessary to give us the energy, independence, will and self-confidence to carry out our endeavours--qualities it shares with the Sun. Mars is a critical, perceptive and discriminating planet. His power of argument may, on the positive side, be able to give good skills at speech, oratory and the good logical faculties. The lawyer, the politician and the scientist need such a strong Mars. With logic and science, Mars gives mechanical skills. Combined with Jupiter, the positive side of Mars comes out as the capacity to make great achievements in life in harmony with law and truth. On the negative side, this same aggression brings about competition, argument, conflict--and when not checked by other factors, causes domination, control, violence and injury, a placing of our own personal will-to-power over the good of life.

Combined with Saturn, its negative side usually predominates, creating selfish, perverted or criminal tendencies, particularly when there are no balancing factors. Where well balanced this combination creates discipline and the capacity for great accomplishments.


HORA OF MERCURY (Budha) This is the planet, which represents speech, communication and commerce on all levels. In his lower function he organizes and articulates material resources. Mercury's favourite placement is rising in the 1st House. His nature is Vata, or Airy. His gem is Emerald and his metal is all forms of alloys. His direction is North.

MERCURY HOUR is very strong and powerful on Wednesdays during time when in Gemini or Virgo and on ASHLESHA, Jyeshta and REVATI star days especially REVATI On a higher level Mercury connects us with our inner capacities, the powers of the mind. As Jupiter generally represents the higher or abstract mind, Mercury indicates the lower or concrete mind, the intellect or informational mentality. As a planet of commerce, Mercury represents trade, or articles of trade, including money. He may value communication and public opinion more than truth, and become dependent on and defensive of whatever is the strongest environmental influence.

Under a strong negative Saturn influence Mercury can lose its power and show lack of intelligence. Afflictions to Mercury do not always give lack of intelligence or intellect, however. They may cause some other harm, like speech defects, nervous disorders.

Other planets, like Jupiter can give intelligence, but without a strong Mercury there will be difficulty in expressing it, particularly through the written word. Telephone, radio, television and computers are products of Mercurial needs aligned with the engineering capacity of Mars. Admit children in schools and colleges on a Wednesday day during Mercury Hour, for success in studies. One can start learning important subjects in the Mercury Hour. During the Mercury Hour to deliver a speech especially on Thursdays. It is good time to take a job of teacher, accountants' etc on Thursday and Friday of Mercury Hour.

Painters, artists and dancers can start on Fridays in Mercury Hour. Editors, publishers, booksellers, printers, press owners, publicity organizations can start functioning on Tuesdays in Mercury period. Most successful and efficient work will be done if one commences during Mercury Hour. Daily newspapers, ambassadors, agents representatives, brokers, auctioneers can begin on Wednesdays. Typists should choose, Tuesdays, and Shorthand writers should select Saturdays.


HORA OF JUPITER THURSDAY Jupiter is well known as the most helpful, generous and benefice of the planets. This planet rules planet religion and philosophy. He is a spiritual and ethical (Sattvic) planet. Jupiter is the planet of luck, grace, favour, and fortune. He gives wealth, prosperity and success. Those who win at races or lotteries or have great inheritances usually have a well-placed Jupiter. One may suffer from unexpected bad luck, bad karma, trouble with authorities and institutions or loss in litigation when weak.

Jupiter is a karaka, or indicator of fortune, wealth, fame, luck, devotion and faith, spirituality, charity, morality, meditation, mantra, children, magistrates, ministers, lawyers and leaders in government and religion. Jupiter represents sacred scripture, wisdom, benevolence and philosophy. Jupiter's most favoured position is in the 1st . He does well in both the Kendras, and Angles, and the auspicious Trikonal Houses. His nature is kapha, or watery. His gemstone is Yellow Sapphire or Yellow Topaz and his metal is Gold. Jupiter's direction is North-East and his day is Thursday. As a benefice planet he reaches full maturity the earliest of the 9 Grahas at age 16. As Mercury tends to show our outer career in life, how we relate to society on a practical level, Jupiter indicates our inner career, where we really find our personal fulfilment and what we enjoy doing most.

JUPITER HOUR When Moon transits in P. Bhardrap in the 4th Pada. When Moon Transits in Cancer, in Sagittarius and Pisces. When Moon transits in Punarvasu, VISHAKHA. Look if your Jupiter is beneficial to you? Are you running Jupiter's Dasa? Then approach people during Jupiter Hour. Success in attempts for studies, Law, Banking. He is exalted in the sign of Cancer and fallen in the opposite sign of Capricorn. Jupiter's most favoured position is in the 1st House. He does well in both the Kendras, and Angles, and the auspicious Trikonal Houses. His nature is Kapha, or watery. His gemstone is Yellow Sapphire or Yellow Topaz and the metal is Gold. STRONG PERIODS: The periods between February 19th and March 20th, and between November 21st and December 20th are the most favourable. All new projects should be started during these times. Travel during these periods brings long and lasting benefits.

Purchases of items on Thursday, preferably on Jupiter's star day and in Jupiter Hour. Saving's not satisfactory? Open a saving account on a Thursday in Jupiter Hour, when Jupiter is in direct motion and is strong- then you will have good increase in income. Deal with your tax matters or money matters during Jupiter hour. This Hour is good for purchase of vehicles- on Fridays during Jupiter Hour, or any household items. On Saturday during Jupiter Hour do house building work. Take a job or start work on Sundays or Tuesdays in Jupiter Hora Hour. Borrow or invest money on Thursday. In the night hours note the Jupiter hour and one can have sex for getting children. This will fulfil your desire to have a child. Take up Insurance policy on Saturdays during Jupiter Hour. Your policy will mature and you will enjoy the benefits of your investments.

WEAK PERIODS: The months of October and November are not favourable. During this period, they should avoid starting new projects or undertaking long journeys.


HORA OF VENUS Venus is a karaka, or indicator of spouse, love, marriage, comfort, luxury, beauty, prosperity, happiness, all conveyances, art, dance music, acting, passion and healing. Venus' most powerful position is in the 4th House and the Trikona Houses, 1, 5 and 9. Venus is a particularly beneficial planet for Capricorn and Aquarius Ascendants. Gem is diamond and the metal is copper and silver. Venus' direction is South East. On the lower stage she represents the pleasure of the senses and the comforts of the body. Such a pure Venus comes out in association with Jupiter and Mercury. Her vain side manifests in alliance with Mars, which causes an excess of passion, emotion, sexuality and sensuality. Venus also gives power. It is not only the power, which fascinates but also the power to move and to motivate. The Hour of Venus is strong on Fridays, on the days when Moon transits in Bharani, P. Phalguni and P. ASHADHA stars.

For loss of Vitality, take medicine, on Thursday or Friday during Venus hour: it will make you strong and healthy. During Venus Hour, start Mantras in Venus Hour for Dhan Laxmi for wealth on Thursday or Friday. On Mondays Parvathi. On Tuesdays Lalita or Kail Mata.

When Moon transits in Taurus and Libra or Pisces, these are the signs of exaltation. During this time peace of mind and prosperity can be assured. Choose Venus Hour if you want to meet someone who is generally impatient and who is moody. The person will be calm and co-operative during this hour. Venus will tone down the fiery nature of the person.

For marriage proposal, the person has to select a Venus Hour, if you like the partner in question. And if you do not like the proposal, choose the Mars or Saturn hour, the proposal will fall through.


SATURN In Vedic astrology the planet Saturn is called Shani. In Sanskrit Shani comes from shanaiscara, which means, "slow mover". From Shani we get the word "shun", which means to ignore, or lose awareness of something. Thus, Saturn represents a loss of awareness, or ignorance. This loss of awareness can also mean the diminishing awareness of the material world of manifestation.

Here Saturn indicates the ascetic, rich with inner spirituality, and lost to this material plane of existence. He rules over the two sidereal signs of Capricorn and Aquarius. He is exalted in Libra, and fallen in the opposite sign of Aries. Saturn is a karaka, or indicator, of longevity, misery, sorrow, old age and death, discipline, restriction, responsibility, delays, ambition, leadership and authority, humility, integrity, wisdom born of experience. Saturn also indicates asceticism, denial, non-attachment, spirituality, hard work, organization, reality and time itself. SATURN HOUR The Hour of Saturn is strong for the matters relating to Saturn. The period of 20 Sept and 25th Oct and between Jan 20 and Feb 20. These are the best times to start new ventures, complete all the pending jobs and projects for travel and business. When strong: in the chart it brings wisdom and awareness of the right and wrong in the people. Saturn's most powerful place in the chart is in the 7th House and the Kendras, or Angles. He is a particularly beneficial planet for Taurus and Libra Ascendants. Saturn's nature is Vata, or Airy. His gem is Blue Sapphire and all black stones and his metal is Lead. Saturn's direction is West. When Moon transits in PUSHYA, Anuradha or Uttra Bhadrap stars or when the Langa at that hour is in Saturn's sign or stars. On the days when Moon transits in Saturn's signs Capricorn and Aquarius. For practice of yoga or mediation choose the Saturn Hour, for extra concentration. Write letters to yogis and religious person and deal with property matters etc. in this hour. When you want to finish off any relationship, do so in Saturn hour. Pray to Lord Shiva or Hanumanji in the Saturn hour and to become Sanyasi. Saturn is a karaka, or indicator, of longevity, misery, sorrow, old age and death, discipline, restriction, responsibility, delays, ambition, leadership and authority, humility, integrity, wisdom born from experience. As Jupiter indicates the process of creation and expansion, Saturn brings about contraction and destruction. Jupiter is the positive teacher of the soul and the Saturn is the negative guide. The influence of Saturn is to delay, to withhold. As the slowest moving of the planets he retards things, holds back their development. Saturn indicates property, land and fixed assets. Those who obtain wealth through a well-disposed Saturn may become misers, and will carefully hold on to what has with such difficulty been acquired. Its negative side comes out particularly in association with Mars, another cruel planet. As the power of darkness and obstruction, Saturn is the enemy of the Sun and the Moon, and has an eclipse like affect upon them. Only Jupiter has the power to really subdue or to balance out his influence, though Venus and Mercury can refine it to a great degree. In this respect, the power of Shiva, the lord of the yogis, the god of death and transcendence may work through Saturn.

Retrograde or Weak Saturn in the chart will generally have a weak period during the first 20 days of days of Jan, and the last weak of Feb, and the months of Dec, March and April. During these times they suffer losses, get blamed and humiliated and suffer separations from loved ones. They should avoid new undertakings, signing legal papers. When weak: This makes the person greedy, morbid, gloomy. They continuously suffer from losses and psychosomatic problems caused by disturbance in their body chemistry. this is due to aggravation of wind element humour. ( a disturbance of in the flow of the gases in the body). They do not like discipline, they are rebellious and law breakers they behave like an old man and appear older.


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