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Permanent Planetary Relationships

Planet Friends Neutrals Enemies
Sun Moon, Mars, Jupiter Mercury Venus, Saturn
Moon Sun, Mercury, Venus, Saturn Mars Jupiter None
Mars Sun, Moon, Jupiter Venus, Saturn, Mercury None
Mercury Sun, Venus Mars, Jupiter, Saturn Moon
Jupiter Sun, Moon, Mars Saturn Mercury, Venus
Venus Mercury, Saturn Mars, Jupiter Sun, Moon
Saturn Mercury, Venus Jupiter Sun, Moon, Mars
Rahu&Ketu Mercury, Venus, Saturn Mars Sun, Moon, Jupiter

Temporary Planetary Relationships:

There is a temporary relationship between planets based on their exact location in the chart with respect to each other.

Planets if located in signs second, third, fourth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth from the sign in which a planet is located in the chart (Counting the location sign as the first) are regarded as its Temporary Friends.

Planets in the same sign as a particular planet or in the signs fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth from it are to be regarded as its “Temporary Enemies”.

By this we see the rational is that friendship between planets occur in a particular chart according to location in the quarter of the Zodiac preceding and the quarter succeeding the particular sign in which the planet is located. They are close but not on top of each other.

Enmity occurs when a planet is distant from a particular planet or occupying the same sign. They are either too close or too far away for their rays to combine and act harmoniously.

The Composite relationship of planets:

We have to combine both permanent status as well as temporary status to accurately assess the relationship between two planets in the chart.

This is called the “Panchadha” relationship between the planets.

The Table for compound relationship between two planets in the chart:

Permanent Friend + Temporary Friend = Great Friend
Permanent Friend + Temporary Enemy = Neutral
Permanent Neutral + Temporary Friend = Friend
Permanent Neutral + Temporary Enemy = Enemy
Permanent Enemy + Temporary Friend = Neutral
Permanent Enemy + Temporary Enemy = Great Enemy

The composite relationship between a planet and the ruling planet of the sign where it is located will then decide how the planet is for your chart except in those cases when the planet is in its own sign or in its sign of exaltation or debilitation will be the quick indicator for you to assess whether the planet is favorable for you or not.

All these constitute the “Dignity” of the planet in your chart.

If the dignity is exalted, own, great friend or friend, then you can conclude in most cases that the planet will be favorable for you.

If the dignity is debilitated, great enemy, enemy, then you can conclude in most cases the planet will be challenging and nonsupporting for you. If the dignity is neutral then the planet is likely to give mixed results for you. To summarize the best position of the planet is exaltation, followed by own and great friend. The worst position of the planet is debilitation and great enemy.

This is how you should interpret the dignity of the planet when you refer to your horoscope chart.