Level 2: The Planets through the Signs and Houses (8 Courses)

In each of the following courses, students will learn the many combinations of each planet and node in the 12 signs placed in the 12 houses. The relevance of the significator house and the effect of the aspect formed by the planet on the opposite house will also be studied. Case histories will be used to illustrate the combinations.

A-201 The Sun

Sun (Surya), the center of our solar system, relates to our heart chakra and is referred to as atma (meaning soul) in the East. Depending on the sign and house placement, a study of the Sun will reveal our level of self-confidence, passion, conviction and integrity. The Sun denotes degrees of magnetism and success. It relates to the father aspect within us.

A-202 The Moon

The Moon (Chandra) is studied to determine our potential for creativity and intuition. Depending on the sign and house placement, an analysis of the Moon will also reveal degrees of sensitivity, nurturance, and inspiration. The Moon denotes our degree of objective or subjective perception, imagination or hallucination. It relates to the mother aspect within us.

A-203 Mercury

Mercury (Budh), in Vedic mythology, is the child of the Sun and the Moon. It is considered a hermaphrodite planet that contains both the yin and yang aspects of our nature. Depending on the sign and house placement, Mercury, which relates to Lord Buddha in the East, reflects how easily we communicate and our level of detachment, humor and enlightenment.

A-204 Venus

Venus (Sukra) is the planet of love and harmony. Depending on the sign and house placement, Venus indicates to what degree we exhibit love, caring and concern for the welfare of others.

A-205 Mars

Mars (Mangala) is the planet of war and peace. Depending on the sign and house placement, the dynamic energy associated with Mars helps strengthen our nervous system, enabling us to embrace life with poise and confidence.

A-206 Jupiter

Jupiter (Brihaspati) is the planet that relates to the Guru—indicating a higher knowledge that dispels darkness. Depending on the sign and house placement, a study of Jupiter reveals our higher mind—our degree of knowledge, understanding, and sense of purpose.

A-207 Saturn

Saturn (Shani) is the planet associated with the attributes of discernment, wisdom and self-mastery. Depending on the sign and house placement, an examination of Saturn reveals our level of foresight and vision, allowing us to distinguish between accurate and false impressions.

A-208 Rahu and Ketu

Rahu, also known as the North Node, is the indicator of our present environment. Depending on the sign and house placement, a study of Rahu indicates how aware we are of our immediate circumstances—the eternal now—enabling us to connect with the potential of each moment.

Ketu, also known as the South Node, is the indicator of our past karma. Depending on the sign and house placement, an analysis of Ketu reveals our potential to connect with the karmic path we are meant to walk in this lifetime. Ketu also reveals if we have a clear understanding of the karmic implications of our actions.