Simplifying Planetary Exchanges

Another interesting topic among students and followers is the space around exchange of planetary houses (that is when planets seem to switch houses between them- like Mercury being in Taurus and Venus being in Gemini or say Mars being in Capricorn and Saturn being in Aries or Scorpio so on and so forth!). The approach to decoding the impact of these kind of planetary exchanges in a chart is really simple and calls for a complete holistic understanding of the planets under consideration in totality alongside the overall promise of the chart under study!

To begin with, one needs to see the bala (strength) that the planets have, the Jaimini karaka they represent, their association with the lagna lord and their association with the Sun and the Moon in the chart (sure enough their strength too will matter). You see, the panchavargeeya bala of the planets (who are in exchange) will go on to show the intensity and the impact of the exchange if I have to put in plain speak, the Jaimini Karaka they represent and the Bhava they are in (the house that they are in) goes on to then spell out how the play will commence and what all things will get impacted/ manifested). The relation with the Sun and / or the Moon signifies the pivot from where the manifestation will happen- whether things are manifesting from soul level or if they are arising from the mind and the material plane – more to do so with the desires owing to a fleeting mind- Moon signification.

As long as the planets are natural friends or temporal friends (based on the chart) and they are placed in houses/bhavas which are strong (have strength) and the natural significators of those bhavas are benefic and provide strength to the planets in the exchange- the results are often benefic and reinforced and more so during the beneficial transits and dasha/ anatardasha of the planets in exchange. When one of these houses or both of them are impacted by malefic planets based on the intensity of that aspect, there will be a proportional increase in delay or difficulty with regards to what is being promised by the planetary exchange! Likewise when dashas/antardasha of malefic planets operate and if they have a correlation with the planets in exchange (through conjunction or aspect) there will be problems/delays and reduction of the benefic impact of the planets in exchange!

When planets bring about an exchange with regards to the nakshatra lordship, the relationship of the nakshatra with regards to Moon and the the engagement of those nakshatras with the ones’ that are in action (through transits and dashas) will be crucial to take note of! Nakshatra works at the very basic level of the construct of an individual, hence even in the same lagna one finds different personalities walk the planet, even while the Moon is in the same sign, you have completely different levels of approach, attitude and discernment at play- ditto for other planets and what they signify! Hence when it comes to an exchange at Nakshatra level it primarily is bringing forth the underlying core construct at the soul level and something that is essentially inseparable and an intrinsic part of who the person has evolved to be! This is what it is!

To summarize, one needs to evaluate the whole space of planetary exchange at a very fundamental level, like everything else in astrology and then alone arrive at any specific conclusions or predict from thereon! Anything done without paying heed to the complete contextual settings of planets, bhavas, transits, dashas and nakshatras will only paint a part of the whole story which may not always be very accurate or helpful!

I leave your here with this shorty article and will be back soon with another one! If you want to know if you have a parivartan yoga in your chart and if you want to have an analysis done, reach us by completing our form on the Contact Us page on the website.

Ciao for now, will be back soon with another one!

Published by Parimal Aluri

I am a coach,consultant and trainer. Human behaviour has been at the core of my studies through experience and academic pursuits. I am a certified practitioner for NLP, CBT and Mindfulness. Mental health- it's benefits and ramifications go a long way in creating societies which are inclusive and progressive. Through my writings, talks and engagements, aim to bring about positive change and progress-one person at a time! I am also a professional astrologer and offer consultations.Through my writings and engagements around astrology; I contribute in my little way to do away with misconceptions and complexities around astrology and try to make it more simpler and easy to understand so that the benefits that it offers can be enjoyed by a larger audience!

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