Category Archives: Astrology

Ecliptic

For people on the Earth, the Sun rises in the east and sets in the west. As seen from the Earth it is the Sun that revolves around the Earth. Path of the Sun as seen from the Earth is called ecliptic. Solar & lunar eclipses are related to ecliptic plane. Since Rahu & Ketu cause eclipses mythologically, ecliptic is important to understand the astronomy of Rahu & Ketu.

Graha Maitri

Graha Maitri

Sun – Su, Moon – Mo, Mars – Ma, Mercury – Me, Jupiter – Ju, Venus – Ve, Saturn – Sa, Rahu – Ra, Ketu – Ke

Graha Friend Enemy Neutral
Su Mo, Ma, Ju Sa, Ve Me
Mo Su, Me Ma, Ju, Ve, Sa
Ma Su, Mo, Ju Me Sa, Ve
Me Su, Ve Mo Ma, Ju, Sa
Ju Su, Mo, Ma Me, Ve Sa
Ve Me, Sa Su, Mo Ma, Ju
Sa Me, Ve Su, Mo, Ma Ju
Ra Me, Ve, Sa Su, Mo, Ju Ma
Ke Su, Mo, Ju Me Ma, Sa

Planetary Speeds

Planet Average Speed per Day (Approx.) Average Duration in a Rashi (Approx.)
Sun
Moon
Mercury
Venus
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune
Pluto
Rahu/Ketu

13°


½°
5′
2′
1′
Very Slow
Very Slow
3′
1 Month
2¼ Day
1 Month
1 Month
1½ Month
1 Year
2½ Year
7 Years
14 Years
21 Years
1½ Year