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Significations of planets by Kashinath

Planetary significations


Names- Surya, Aditya, Divakara, Marthanda, Savita, Arka, Ravi, Bhanu, Bhaskara, Teekshnamsu and Ina.

  • Appearance & Disposition- Sun’s eyes are honey-colored, has a square body, clean habits, bilious, intelligent and has limited hair on head, Well proportioned body, possesses pingala (tawny) eyes, has short hairs, lazy disposition, weak knees, pleasing face and speech. sharp mind, prominent appearance, majestic voice, tall, courageous, small feet, sturdy bones. He is great and majestic, wears saffron- colored apparels,
  • Nature: Malefic
  • Gender: Masculine
  • Sapta Dhatu- Bones (skeletal system)
  • Diseases- Causes damage to eyes, loss of hair and thirst, fever etc. by bilious temperament, disease of brain and disease caused due to weak bones.
  • Governs: The Soul
  • Planetary Cabinet: The King
  • Complexion- Blood red, Dark Red, Copper red
  • Colour- Copper
  • Deity/ Adhi devata- Agni
  • Gender- Male
  • Panchabhuta- Agni (Fire)
  • Caste- Kshatriya
  • Guna- Sattvik
  • Abode- Temple, Devastana
  • Direction- East (Purva)
  • Period- Ayana
  • Taste- Pungent
  • Directional Strength- South (10th house)
  • Day based Strength- Day Time (Diurnal)
  • Ayana based Strength- Uttarayana
  • Natural strength- Strongest among all planets
  • Trees- Strong trees (trees with stout trunk)
  • Robe/ Cloth- Red silken, Rough cloth
  • Season- Summer (Grishma)
  • Matter- Mula (Vegetation)
  • Material- Copper
  • Natural Age- 50 years
  • Loka- Mrtyu Loka (World of mortals)
  • Geographical location- Kalinga (Orissa)
  • Misc. Lordship- wool, hills, gold, weapons, fire, medicines, kings, aryas, river banks, forest, wood and Mantras


Names- Chandra, Sitarasmi, Sasi, Sasanka,  Udunatha and Indu, Vidhu, Soma, Nisakara, Seethamsu, Nisakara, as she causes the night. Seetamsu (as her rays are cool and pleasant), Ududatha (as she is married the 27 Nakshatras

  • Appearance & Disposition- Moon is windy and phlegmatic, learned and has a round body, has auspicious looks and sweet speech, fickle-minded and very lustful, intelligent, good eyes, tall and round, tender-nature, brilliant in mental disposition, kind, skilled in policy, or politics, wears white robes and ornaments, fair in complexion, is youthful, curly and short hair, learned, soft, Satvik disposition, beautiful, amicable to friends, has pure blood, is kind, fond of females, fickle-minded, very fortunate and wears clean apparels.
  • Nature: Benefic (when waxing), Malefic (when waning)
  • Gender: Feminine
  • Sapta Dhatu: Blood (Raktha)
  • Humour: Vata (Windy) & Kapha (Phlegm)
  • Governs: The Mind
  • Planetary Cabinet: The Queen
  • Complexion: Tawny
  • Colour: White
  • Deity/ Adhi devata: Varuna
  • Panchabhuta: Jala (Water)
  • Caste: Brahmin
  • Guna: Satvik
  • Abode: Watery places
  • Direction: North West (Vayavya kona)
  • Period: Muhurtha (48 minutes)
  • Taste: Saline
  • Directional Strength: North (4th house)
  • Day based Strength: Night (Nocturnal)
  • Ayana based Strength: (Uttarayana)
  • Natural strength: Second to the Sun
  • Trees: Milky trees (such as rubber plant)
  • Robe/ Cloth: White Silken, New clothes
  • Season: Varsha (Rainy)
  • Matter: Dhatu (non living matter)
  • Material: Precious stones (Gemstones)
  • Natural Age: 70 years
  • Loka: Pitri Loka (World of pitrus)
  • Geographical location: Yavana Pradesh (land of Greeks)
  • Misc. Lordship: Poets, flowers, eatables, beads, silver, conch, salt, water, arrow, robes, ornaments, females, oil and sleep


Names-  Ara, Vakra, Kruradrik, Avanaya,  Maheeja Rudhira, Rakta, Angaraka and Krudradrik, Bhumisuta

  • Appearance & Disposition- Mars has blood-red eyes, is fickle-minded, liberal, bilious, given to anger and has thin waist and thin physique, Youthful, liberal bilious, unsteady in mind, capable of wounding, depicted with fire and arms, rough voice, depressed belly, modest, young, short, his eyes are reddish-brown in color. He has a strong body. He is as bright as burning fire, marrow in bones and flesh. He wears red-colored apparels, courageous, an accomplished speaker, causes injury, Tamasic in nature, adventurous and wrathful, skillful in hurting.
  •  Nature: Malefic
  • Gender: Masculine
  • Sapta Dhatu: Marrow (Majja)
  • Humor: Pitta (Bile)
  • Governs: Strength
  • Planetary Cabinet: Commander- in- Chief
  • Complexion: Blood Red
  • Color: Blood Red
  • Deity/ Adhi devata: Subrahmanya,  Kumara, Kartikeya
  • Panchabhuta: Agni (Fire)
  • Caste: Kshatriya (Warrior)
  • Guna: Tamasik
  • Abode: Place of Fire
  • Direction: South (Dakshina)
  • Period: A day (duration between two Sunrise)
  • Taste: Bitter
  • Directional Strength: South (10th house)
  • Day based Strength: Night (Nocturnal)
  • Ayana based Strength: Dakshinayana
  • Natural strength: Stronger than Saturn (Saturn is the weakest)
  • Trees: Bitter ones (Lemon Plant)
  • Robe/ Cloth: Red color burnt clothes
  • Season: Greeshma (Summer)
  • Matter: Dhatu (Non living matter)
  • Natural Age: Young boy (16 years)
  • Veda: Sama Veda
  • Loka: Mrtyu Loka (World of mortals)
  • Geographical Location: Ujjain (Central India)
  • Misc. Lordship: Blood, Copper, Army, Minerals, Earth(bumi putra), Destruction, Bile and thieves


Names- Hemno, Bodhana and Induputra, Saumya, Vit, Gna, Vid, Jna, Somaja, Bodhana, Kumar and Vidhusuta (Since Mercury is the son of Moon he is known as Somaja and Vidhusuta)

  • Appearance & Disposition- Mercury has attractive physique, capacity to use words with many meanings, fond of jokes, has mix of all the three humors, Gurgling speech, dark and curly hair, well-versed in politics (or in policy-making), medium height, unsteady, jolly nature, connected with all kinds of news, witty, scholarly, rules skin and is full of veins, even body, speaks sweetly, if afflicted can cause stammering speech, reddish and broad eyes,  his complexion is of green grass, strong skin, rajasic planet, delighted and has moderate beauty, skillful and wears green robes.
  • Nature: Malefic in malefic association, benefic in benefic association
  • Gender: Neuter or Eunuch
  • Sapta Dhatu: Skin (Charma)
  • Humour: Tridosha (Vata, Pitta, Kapha )
  • Governs: Speech
  • Planetary Cabinet: Yuvaraj (Prince)
  • Complexion: Hue that of Green grass (Durva Grass)
  • Colour: Green
  • Deity/ Adhi devata: Maha Vishnu
  • Panchabhuta: Prithvi (Earthy)
  • Caste: Vaishya (Trading Class)
  • Guna: Rajasik
  • Abode: Sports ground, Gaming place
  • Direction: North (Uttar)
  • Period: Ritu (Season- Two months)
  • Taste: Mixed
  • Directional Strength: East (Lagna)
  • Day based Strength: Strong both in day & Night
  • Ayana based Strength: Both Uttarayana and Dakshinayana
  • Natural strength: Stronger than Mars
  • Trees: Fruitless trees
  • Robe/ Cloth: Black silken, Water soaked clothes
  • Season: Sharad (Mild Winter)
  • Matter: Jiva (Living beings)
  • Material: Bell metal
  • Natural Age: Young (20 years)
  • Veda: Atharva Veda
  • Loka: Patala Loka (Hellish world)
  • Geographical location: Magadha (southern part of Bihar)

Misc. Lordship: Veda, writing, sculpture, medicines, expertise, minister-ship, speech, jokes, birds, couples, fame, vegetation (vanaspati)


Names-  Jiva, Angira,  Vachasampathi and Ijya, Jeeva, Angirasa, Suraguru, Mantri Vachaspati, Arya, Brihaspati, Suri and Vageesh, Ida 

  • Appearance & Disposition- Jupiter has big body, tawny hair and tawny eyes, is phlegmatic, intelligent and learned in Shastras, corpulent body, golden locks and eyes, moral, eyes are neither big nor small, well-versed in politics, prominent bilious composition, eloquent speaker, wears yellow apparels and jewels, noble and virtuous in disposition,  eyes of Jupiter are somewhat reddish-brown, learned in Vedas, voice resembles that of a lion, he is firm and prominently Satvik, has broad and prominent chest, always fond of virtues and is modest.
  • Nature: Benefic
  • Gender: Masculine
  • Sapta Dhatu: Fat, Brain (Digestive system)
  • Humour: Vata (Windy) & Kapha (Phlegm)
  • Governs: Knowledge, Wisdom and happiness, Intelligence, Planetary Cabinet- Advisory works (Minister)
  • Complexion: Tawny, golden color
  • Colour: Yellow
  • Deity/ Adhi devata: Indra
  • Panchabhuta: Akasha (Ether)
  • Caste: Brahmin (Priestly class)
  • Guna: Sattvik
  • Abode: Treasury
  • Direction: North East (Ishanya Kona)
  • Period: Masa (Month)
  • Taste: Sweet
  • Directional Strength: East (Lagna)
  • Day based Strength: Day time (Diurnal)
  • Ayana based Strength: Uttarayana
  • Natural strength: Stronger than Mercury
  • Trees: Fruit bearing trees
  • Robe/ Cloth: Saffron colored ones
  • Season: Hemanta (Autumn)
  • Matter: Jiva (Living beings)
  • Material: Silver, and when he is in his own house he governs gold
  • Natural Age: 30 years
  • Veda: Rig Veda
  • Loka: Svarga loka (Heavens)
  • Geographical location: Sindhu (Indus- Pakistan and Afganistan)
  • Misc. lordship: Auspiciousness, virtue, physical stoutness, mentor-ship, guide, guru, preceptor, deputation, city, state (province), gold, bed, conveyance, position, grains, residence and sons.


Names- Sukra, Sita and Aspujit, Bhrigu, Bhrigusuta, Ahpujit, Sita, Usanas, Vaitya Pujya, Kavya and Kavi.

  • Appearance & Disposition- Venus is charming, splendorous physique, excellent disposition, has charming eyes, poet, curly hair, fond of pleasure, handsome, fine eyes and black ringlets and a temperament compounded of wind and phlegm, body is very bright, fortunate, broad-minded, tendency to submit to women, crooked eyes and is of deceiving nature, stout body, broad and beautiful eyes, wind and phlegm in constitution, wears multi-colored apparels, Rajasic disposition, sportive, intelligent, broad-eyed and has prominent shoulders.
  • Nature: Benefic
  • Sapta Dhatu: Sperm/ Semen (Reproductive system)
  • Humour: Vata (Windy) & Kapha (Phlegm)
  • Governs: Semen (Potency), Passion and Comfort
  • Planetary Cabinet: Advisor (Minister)
  • Complexion: Variegated, (Neither white nor black)
  • Colour: Variegated
  • Deity/ Adhi devata: Shachi Devi, Indrani
  • Gender: Feminine
  • Panchabhuta: Jala (Water)
  • Caste: Brahmin (Priestly class)
  • Guna: Rajasik
  • Abode: Bedroom
  • Direction: South East (Agneya Kona) Period: Paksha (Fortnight)
  • Taste: Acidulous, Sour
  • Directional Strength: North (4th House)
  • Day based Strength: Day Time (Diurnal) Ayana based Strength: Uttarayana
  • Natural strength: Stronger than Jupiter (5th) Trees: Floral Plants
  • Robe/ Cloth: Silken woven clothes, Durable clothes,
  • Season: Vasanta (Spring)
  • Matter: Mula (Vegetation)
  • Material: Pearls
  • Natural Age: 16 years
  • Veda: Yajur Veda
  • Loka: Pitri Loka (World of manes)
  • Misc Lordship: Diamonds, ornaments, marriage, scents, friends, wreaths, females, cow dung, diagnosis, education, sexual enjoyment and gold


Names: Kona, Manda, Asita, Kona, Manda, Sani, Krishn, Surya Putr, Yama, Pangu, Sanaischara, Sauri, Kala and Chayasuta.

  • Appearance & Disposition- Saturn has an emaciated and long physique, has tawny eyes, is windy in temperament, has big teeth, is indolent and lame and has coarse hair, Lazy, has yellowish eyes, lean tall body, stout teeth and rough hairs. He is of a windy temperament, has hard nails, teeth and hair, he is deceptive, he has long hands and feet, his constitution is bilious, he has prominent veins, is indolent and worried, lame, has deeply depressed eyes and is lazy. He rules muscles. He has an emaciated body, Saturn has red and depressed eyes, emaciated body, prominent veins, is indolent, black-bodied and windy in temperament, is a talebearer, muscular, unkind, foolish, has large nails and teeth, dirty if weak, impure, Tamasic in disposition, fierce, short-tempered and old (worn out), adores black apparels.
  • Nature: Malefic
  • Gender: Neuter/ Eunuch
  • Sapta Dhatu: Muscles, Joints and Nerves
  • Humour: Vata (Windy)
  • Governs: Grief/ Sorrow
  • Planetary Cabinet: Servant
  • Complexion: Dark and Black
  • Colour: Black and Blue mixed
  • Deity/ Adhi devata: Brahma, Kaha
  • Panchabhuta: Vayu (Air)
  • Caste: Sudra (Working class) Antyaja (Untouchables), Mixed breed
  • Guna: Tamasik
  • Abode: Filthy ground (Dirty places), Heap of dirt
  • Direction: West (Paschim)
  • Period: Year
  • Taste: Astringent, Acidic
  • Directional Strength: West (7th house)
  • Day based Strength: Night (Nocturnal)
  • Ayana based Strength: Dakshinayana
  • Natural strength: Weakest among all
  • Trees: Useless trees (shrubs and weeds)
  • Robe/ Cloth: Multi-colored robes, Rags
  • Season: Sisira (Extreme Winter)
  • Matter: Dhatu (Non living matter)Material: Iron, Lead
  • Natural Age: Extremely old
  • Others: Anthill
  • Loka: Patala Loka (Hellish world)
  • Geographical Location: Saurashtra (Gujarat)
  • Misc. lordship: Lead, zinc, black metals, inferior grains, dead relatives, fools, servants, mean women, salable goods, poor people and self-restraint.

Names: Tamas, Agu and Asura, Tamas, Swarbhanu, Vidhuntuda, Pata, Sainhikeya, Bhujanga and Ahi

Appearance & Disposition: He is black in color, tall in stature, and of low caste; he has skin disease and hick-coughs, cunning, and speaks falsehood, suffers from leprosy.

  • Nature: Malefic
  • Gender: Masculine
  • Sapta Dhatu: Not applicable as it doesn’t have physical entity
  • Humour: Vata (Windy)
  • Governs: Ego
  • Planetary Cabinet: Army
  • Complexion: Sark collyrium (blue mix)
  • Colour: Black
  • Deity/ Adhi devata: Durga / Chandika
  • Panchabhuta: None
  • Caste: Outcaste
  • Guna: Tamasik (like Saturn)
  • Abode: Forest
  • Direction: South West (Nairittya Kona)
  • Period: 8 Months
  • Taste: n/a
  • Directional Strength: n/a
  • Day based Strength: Same as Saturn
  • Ayana based Strength: Same as Saturn
  • Natural strength: Same as Saturn
  • Trees: n/a
  • Robe/ Cloth: Dirty Clothes
  • Season: n/a
  • Matter: Dhatu
  • Natural Age: 100 years
  • Geographical Location: Southern India
  • Lordship: Mysticism, magic, strange events, enigmas and excitement, Renunciation, Paternal grandfather. Serpents, venomous reptiles, diseases, scars, courage, adventure, execution, Christians & Mohammedans, stones, mud, travelers, inventors, lecturers, psychologist, astrologer, thieves, widowhood, litigation, gold smiths, duplicity, aviators, sepulchers, ant-hills, mole-hills, crack & crevices, archers, spies, sediments of liquor, portentous evils, radio, aerial navigation, metaphysical studies, south-western direction, infamous character, inflammable gases, epidemics, violence, corruption, political plots, and exiles. He also differentiates between purity in love and impure lust. He causes birthmark in the body.


Names: Sikhi, Dhvaja, Dhum, Mrityu Putr and Anala,

  • Appearance & Disposition: Fierce look, a venomous tongue, an elevated body, is outcast; of Smoky color, has bruised limbs and is lean and malicious.
  • Nature: Malefic
  • Gender:Feminine, Eunuch
  • Sapta Dhatu: n/a
  • Governs: Outcastes
  • Planetary Cabinet: Army
  • Complexion: Smoky
  • Colour: Smoky
  • Deity/ Adhi devata: Ganesha
  • Gender: Feminine, Eunuch
  • Panchabhuta: n/a
  • Caste: Outcaste
  • Guna: n/a
  • Abode: n/a
  • Period: 3 Months
  • Taste: n/a
  • Directional Strength: n/a
  • Day based Strength: Same as Mars
  • Ayana based Strength: Same as Mars
  • Natural strength: Same as Mars
  • Trees: n/a
  • Robe/ Cloth: Smoky
  • Season: n/a
  • Matter: Jiva (Living beings)
  • Natural Age: 100 years (JP)
  • Geographical Location: Southern India
  • Misc. Lordship: Religion, Astrology, Moksha or final emancipation, intrigues, spiritual pride, Religious resignation, Sectarian principles, literary genius, pride, dissimulation, mendicancy, bankruptcy, miserliness, ascetics, deception, quarrels, biliousness, philosophers, selfishness, occultist, skulls, religious shows, Suicide and assassinations, friends, charms, amulets, vicious tendencies, secret intrigues and association, and back biting.
January 26, 2017

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