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Celestial Culprits

Celestial Culprits

Everyone has a curiosity to delve into horoscope columns to find out how lucky they would be for the day or week. Most of us who have some kind of exposure to astrology and horoscopes would have come across the terms- Malefic and Benefic planets. This article explains about some such celestial culprits (planets), which can cause harm if you are caught up on their wrong side. According to Vedic astrology, the malefic planets among the nine are- Mars (Mangal), Saturn (Shani), Rahu and Ketu. For the record, Mercury is a neutral planet which if joined with a Malefic planet can turn malefic and if joined with a benefic planet will turn benefic.

Saturn or Shani in Vedic astrology is much feared and idolized. Shani is known to be ‘Karamdaata’ in Vedic literature because the planet rewards or penalizes you for your karma. In the real sense, the planet stands for justice and is a strict executor of the law of Karma. The malicious impact of Saturn can be in the form of deprival or separation of people and things which you love.

Mars: This red planet is considered to be the most masculine among the nine planets. The much feared ‘Mangal Dosha’ in Vedic astrology is caused by Mars and it impacts your conjugal compatibility. The malicious impact of Mars can cause disagreements and arguments, it also can cause accidents and injuries due to impulsive behavior.

Rahu and Ketu: Rahu and Ketu are two shadow planets, which do not have physical existence. Their effects are mainly on the emotional level and depend on their positioning and conjunctions with other planets. Generally, a native suffers the most when he is going through the Dasha or Mahadasha of these planets. Both of these planets are responsible for chaos and confusion in the native’s life. While Rahu creates cravings that are not fulfilled even when the desired object is acquired, Ketu brings about doubt and discontentment that prevents the native from putting his best efforts. One may tend to develop self-destructive habits stemming from intense discontent and deep, unfulfilled feelings due to the effect of these planets.

Did you notice similar impacts in your life? It might be due to the malefic positioning of any of these planets. Consult our expert astrologers online to get more guidance and insights about your destiny.

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