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Rashis (Constellations) And Their Lords

 This story may help in memorizing Rashis and their Rulers (Lords).

Rashis: 1 Aries मेष ; 2 Taurus वृष ; 3 Gemini मिथुन ; 4 Cancer कर्क ; 5 Leo सिंह ; 6 Virgo कन्या ; 7 Libra तुला ; 8 Scorpio वृश्चिक ; 9 Sagittarius धनु ; 10 Capricorn मकर ; 11 Aquarius कुंभ ; 12 Pisces मीन.

Rulers: 1 Sun सूर्य ; 2 Mercury बुध ; 3 Venus शुक्र ; 4 Moon चंद्र ; 5 Mars मंगल ; 6 Jupiter बृहस्पति ; 7 Saturn शनि ; Lets leave Earth, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto for this story.


Sun is a king and Moon is a queen.

Sun rules on constellation Simha (Leo). As Simha is word for Lion, the king needs the best, and other than a Lion nothing suits to a king.

Moons rules on constellation Kark (Cancer). As queen is emotional, she loves Kark for her taste.

Now others start asking favors from the king and queen.

Mercury that is expert in communication goes first and asks for king’s daughter (Virgo) and a servant (Gemini). The king and queen happily give him, thus Mercury becomes the lord / ruler of Virgo and Gemini.

Venus (Shukra) is a kind of person whose desires for business never fulfill. So watching Mercury got something from the king and queen, he also goes. And asks for a scale (Libra तुला) and Taurus for pulling his cart. In earlier times people used scales for measurement and animals for transportation. So Venus becomes the lord / ruler of Libra and Taurus.

Mars, an action oriented war loving person also goes, and asks for Scorpio (to bite his enemy) and Aries (in earlier times people in war used sharp-edged armor on animals head to hit the enemy, and Aries energetic and fast, suited him well); so Mars became the lord / ruler of Scorpio and Aries.

Jupiter the wisest one, is a great shooter as well; like in Mahabharata Arjuna pierced a moving fish by shooting an arrow from his bow — he also asks for a fish (Pisces) and arrow & bow (Sagittarius), and becomes the lord / ruler of them.

Saturn lives at far away place but knows everything. As he needs to travel far and wide, he often feel thirsty and tired — he asks for a pot (Kumbh, that is Aquarius) for carrying water, and a pet (Makar, that is Capricorn) for his amusement. Thus he becomes the lord / ruler of Aquarius and Capricorn.

In sum up

Ruler - Constellation

Sun - Leo
Moon - Cancer
Mercury - Virgo, Gemini
Venus - Libra, Taurus
Mars - Scorpio, Aries
Jupiter - Pisces, Sagittarius
Saturn - Aquarius, Capricorn


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