Rashi Classification And Their Importance In Birth Chart Analysis

The Zodiac or the Bhachakra is a circle of 360 degrees along which the planets rotate in a circular motion. This Zodiac is divided into 12 equal parts of 30 degrees each. These 12 parts are called Rashi or Signs in Vedic astrology. Studying the properties of these 12 Rashis is also important for the proper prediction of a horoscope following Vedic astrological principles. So below given are the various properties of these 12 Rashis which affect us in one or the other way.

12 Rashi Names in English and Sanskrit

  1. Aries- Mesha
  2. Taurus-Vrashabha
  3. Gemini-Mithuna
  4. Cancer-Kataka or Karka
  5. Leo-Simha
  6. Virgo-Kanya
  7. Libra-Tula
  8. Scorpio-Vraschika
  9. Sagittarius-Dhanu
  10. Capricorn-Makara
  11. Aquarius-Kumbha
  12. Pisces-Meena

Rashis and the Ruling Planets

  1. Aries – Mars
  2. Taurus – Venus
  3. Gemini – Mercury
  4. Cancer – Moon
  5. Leo – Sun
  6. Virgo – Mercury
  7. Libra – Venus
  8. Scorpio – Mars
  9. Sagittarius – Jupiter
  10. Capricorn – Saturn
  11. Aquarius – Saturn
  12. Pisces – Jupiter

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Even and Odd Rashis

  • Rashi number 1,3,5,7,9,11 are called odd rashis. They are Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius
  • Rashi numbers 2,4,6,8,10 and 12 are even rashis. They are Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces.

Male and Female Rashis

  • Female signs/rashis are Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces.Rashi numbers 2,4,6,8,10 and 12
  • Male signs are Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius. Rashi number 1,3,5,7,9,11

Fixed and Variable Signs or Rashis

  • Fixed(Achar) – 2,5,8,11
  • Variable(char) – 1,4,7,10
  • Dual (Dwiswabhava)- 3,6,9,12

Rashis and Directions

  • East – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
  • South – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
  • West – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
  • North- Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Signs(Rashis) and Elements

  • Agni(Fire) – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
  • Prithvi(earth) – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
  • Vayu – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
  • Jal (Water) – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Rashis and Varnas

  • Brahmin – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
  • Kshatriya- Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
  • Vaishya – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
  • Shudra – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Signs and Body Types

  • Pitta – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
  • Vayu – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
  • Mishrit – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
  • Kapha – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Malefic and Benefic Rahis(Signs)

  • Malefic – Aries-1, Gemini-3, Leo-5, Libra-7, Sagittarius-9, Aquarius – 11
  • Benefic – Taurus -2, Cancer-4,Virgo-6, Scorpio-8, Capricorn -10 and Pisces-12

Divabali and Ratribali Rashis

  • Divabali Rashis are those which are stronger during the daytime. These are Leo-5,Virgo- 6,Libra-7, Scorpio-8, Aquarius-11,Pisces-12
  • Ratribali Rashis are those that are stronger during the night. They are Aries-1,Taurus- 2,Gemini-3,Cancer-4,Sagittarius-9,Capricorn-10

Prishtodaya and Shirshodaya Rashis

  • Prishtodaya is those who raise their back part first while rising. These are Aries, Taurus, Cancer, Sagittarius, Capricorn.
  • Shirshodaya is those who raise their front or the head part first. Leo-5, Virgo-6, Libra-7, Scorpio- 8 and Aquarius-11
  • Ubhayodaya Rashis – Pisces-12, Gemini-3

 

 

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