Effects of Planets placed in or aspecting the planets in ascendant
Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA)
Jupiter in the ascendant produces a prosperous man with a fat and broad body and an inscrutable
and firm nature; a very pious person full of intelligence and good qualities; one whose people are
Venus in the ascendant produces a heavy man whose arms, belly, and face are agitated; one who is
fond of perfume and garlands and knows about music, sports, sexual intercourse, and singing; a
graceful man devoted to love.
Mercury in the ascendant produces a weak man with a black body who is a distinguished poet and
has mastered many sciences; a servant with good handwriting; an intelligent man who is clever at
The Sun in the ascendant produces a terrible man with little hair and hard limbs; a clever person who
is lazy in his work and whose anger is intense; a person with a wealth of honour. The Sun (has the
same effect) in the angles of the ascendant.
Saturn in the ascendant produces a fool whose conduct is unrighteous (adharma); a weak rogue with
a black body; a great man with immense wealth who, at the end (of his life), is penniless; the greatest
of his relatives.
Mars in the ascendant produces a fierce man who is addicted to injury, lies, thievery, and obstruction;
a tawny man with reddish skin and eyes; one who is unstable and weak because of defects in his
The Moon in the ascendant produces a man who is dwarfish, crippled, and hunchbacked; one who is
paralyzed and is dumb because of an obstruction in his speech. But (the Moon) in the ascendant in
Aries, Taurus, or Cancer produces a man whose body, wealth, and virtues are famous.
Note: If (the planets) are in the houses or Vargas of their enemies, combust, or debilitated, they are
said to be weak; if they are malefic or are aspected by malefic, they destroy good influences, lives,
Jupiter: The Sun aspecting Jupiter in the ascendant produces famous friendship, riches, and wealth;
Mars establishes his health and auspiciousness; Saturn produces evil; Venus produces wealth and long
life, glory, and happiness; Mercury knowledge and distinction in actions; and the Moon, in the bright
half, health, fame, and riches.
Venus: The Sun aspecting Venus in the ascendant produces one who is known to steal other men’s
wives and property; Mars a sad man who has his share of sinful women; Saturn one whose wife and
relatives are cruel; Jupiter a happy man with a distinguished wife; Mercury one whose wife is an
actress and who knows many things; and The Moon a handsome man whose lands are obtained by
fighting and whose wife her own virtues.
Mercury: The Moon aspecting Mercury in the ascendant produces a rich man; The Sun one bereft of
splendor and without children; Jupiter a man whose wealth is famous; Venus a coward; Mars a low
person; and Saturn a fool.
The Moon: The Sun aspecting the Moon in the ascendant produces a man without independence;
Saturn a sick man; Mars one with a short life; Jupiter a noble and rich man; Mercury a clever man;
and Venus one who is lucky.
The Sun: Jupiter aspecting the Sun in the ascendant produces one whose virtues are famous among
his friends and elders; The Moon a tranquil man who is fond of his mother; Venus a person with a
wealth of clothes and many wives; Mars a man who kills his father and whose body is wasted away in
performing a vow; Mercury one, whose virtues are made known by his knowledge; and Saturn a man
who is sad at the destruction of his father’s property, who is wounded by hunters, and who sails to
Mars: The Sun aspecting Mars in the ascendant produces a man pierced by poisoned swords; Saturn
one who is cooked by fire; The Moon a man who loses his mother at the beginning (of his life);
Mercury a man who works with fire and has no hoard; Jupiter a healthy person, who is hated by his
elders and is wise in the rules relating to profits, money, and trade; and Venus a mutilated man who
takes from his enemies, is overwhelmed by unrighteousness (adharma), and lives on the wealth of
other men’s wives.
Saturn: The Sun aspecting Saturn in the ascendant produces a restrained person obedient to his
father; The Moon one afflicted by diseases such as consumption; Mars a murderous man suffering
from a blood or windy disease; Jupiter the honoured leader of a meeting; Mercury one who is eminent
in the arts, crafts, and writing; and Venus a man wise in business who gets his money honestly and
desires to obtain a knowledge of women’s crafts.
Note: The influence pertaining to aspect is to be established as losing its own qualities under the
influence of the qualities and natures of the signs.