Astrology | Planets
[From a file from Jyotish_Remedies Group]
What makes a Planet Neechaa?
To understand this we must look beyond the fact that "the Planet X is Neechaa in Raashi Y". We should look at the fact that where a Graha is at its lowest ebb. The relationship of the Neechaa Graha and the Lord of the Raashi in which it is Neechaa, is of paramount importance, it is also important to know the relationship between the Neechaa Graha and the Nakshatra in which it is Neechaa. At another level we should consider the Nakshatra Pad in which that Graha is Neechaa and study the Lord of that Pad. In other words this single Pad is called Navaansh (1/9th part) of a Raashi, and that Lord is of that Navaansh. For additional information we also consider the Drekkaan (1/10th part or 3 degrees)) of that Raashi in which that Graha falls.
Why do we do that? Of all the Divisions, only Drekkaan have descriptions as why that Graha is Neechaa in that Raashi to understand it better. BV Raman's book "Hindu Predictive Astrology" gives good descriptions of those Drekkaan.
Fear is the key to be Neechaa. It may seem funny that why a Graha should fear from somebody? For example if Shani is Neechaa, then why he should fear from others? But it is true, because for whatever that Graha stands for, is not all right and thus it is afflicted. So try to understand the cause of it.
1. Soorya (Sun or Ravi)
Shani is humble and relates to equality; and so is Raahu according to "Shani and Raahu"; and Soorya as the King cannot tolerate this. The description of Soorya in Tulaa is like this - "A man hungry and thirsty, with the face of a vulture, and attached to his wife, and children." Here it is worth noting that Shani is Soorya's son and the vulture is said to be the Shani's mount.
2. Chandra (Moon or Som)
It is easy to understand Soorya’s Neechatwa, but Chandra’s Neechatwa is more perplexing. Why is he Neechaa in association with Guru and Mangal, with both of whom he forms the Gaja Kesaree Yog and the Chandra Mangal Yog respectively? Guru represents wisdom, and Chandra, who personifies the mind, doesn’t like wisdom, and prefers pleasurable pursuits. Chandra in his own Pad means the mind dwelling on itself, not positively as in the "I consciousness” but in terms of trying to fulfill the pleasures that the mind suggests. Chandra is also afflicted by the rashness of Mangal.
The description of the 1st Drekkan of Vrishchak is: "A beautiful young woman, quite naked, emerging out from an ocean towards the shore, feet bound up by a serpent." This is a Sarp Drekkan, and the snake allusion indirectly links it to Raahu and Ketu, the nodes, whom Chandra fears.
3. Mangal (Mars or Kujaa)
The description of the 3rd Drekkan of
Kark Raashi is: "A man in a boat amidst an ocean, with a serpent around his
waist." This is also a Sarp Drekkan (like in Chandra Neechaa), and indirectly refers
to Raahu and Ketu who, being daemons, are inimically disposed towards the commander
of the Gods. Since there is no reference to a storm, we may safely assume that a
boat in an ocean depicts serenity and perhaps boredom because there is nothing to
do but steer the boat.
4. Budh (Mercury)
The description of the 2nd Drekkan of Meen
Raashi is: "A beautiful woman, sailing in a boat with long flags towards the other
coast.” The flag is particularly interesting because it flies at the highest point, and
represents the acme.
5. Brihaspati (Jupiter or Guru)
The description of the 1st Drekkan of Makar
Raashi is: "A man with much hair, pig-bodied and faced, and carrying a rope and a
6. Shukra (Venus)
The description of the 3rd Drekkan of Kanyaa
Raashi is: “A fair woman, with a yellow cloth on her body and exposing her breasts and
going to a sacred place.” What an apt description of this Neechaa? Shukra is feminine,
yellow represents prosperity, and as a Braahman Graha, the visit to the sacred place is
7. Shani (Saturn)
The description of the 3rd Drekkan of
Mesh Raashi is: "A cruel hearted man, red in color, active, wearing red garments,
unprincipled and angry."
Neechaa planets are not always bad.. and Neechaa Bhang Yog is something that just drives the evil tendencies of the Graha away. Neechaa Bhang Yog is formed when the following conditions are met...
Neechaa planet is in conjunction with House Lord or
In all of these cases , the Neecha effects of the Graha are removed and it gives Benefic results, sometimes even Raaj Yog.. Besides, GOD has a plan for everyone and we should not try to change it and instead go with the flow ...
First determine the
degree of Neechaa. For example, Moon at 5 deg Scorpio is really catastrophic.
Second, determine if the fall has been broken by another planet (Neechaa-Bhang). For example, Moon would be uplifted from fall if Mars, the Scorpio owner, is in a Kendra from Lagna or Chandra. There are some other rules also for Neechaa Bhang, a good astrologer should immediately consult these rules upon spotting debilitated planets.
Third, if the fall WAS broken by another planet - that planet holds the key to how you can help your child overcome the debilitations. If there was no savior and the planet is truly fallen, then you must analyze the strengths in the horoscope, consider how they relate to the weakness of the debilitation and apply your love, intuition, and intelligence to implement a remedy based of counteracting the weakness with the strength.
Created and Maintained by Sushma Gupta
Created on 05/18/2008 and Updated on 01/13/2013