12 Zodiac Signs

The Zodiac is a broad band in the heaven extending 9 degrees on each side of ecliptic. The Zodiac is a circle of light consequently having no beginning or end. The path of the Sun passes exactly through the centre of the Zodiac longitudinally.

The Zodiac is also known as Bhachakra in Sanskrit. It revolves on its axis once in a day from east to west.

Zodiac is an imaginary circle of 360 degrees and the scholars divided this Zodiac into 12 equal parts each of 30 degrees called Rashis represented by an imaginary figure. Each of this Rashi or sign differ considerably from one another. There is a continuity through all the twelve signs. But, the quality of each sign is not equally spread but every degree in a sign has its own peculiar qualities.

Rashi in a horoscope is signified by a ‘house’. The 12 Rashis are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

Aries

This is the first zodiac sign ranging from 0o to 30o and is known as Aries or Mesha. It is a constellation of stars which appears like Ram from the earth. The ruler of Aries is Mars and the gender is Male. This fiery sign has Phelgm (Kapha) Prakarti. The direction suitable for this Rashi is east. The compatible stone for Aries is red coral, copper and gold.

Taurus

This is the second zodiac sign ranging from 31o to 60o and is called Taurus or Vrishabha. It is a constellation of stars which appears like the bull from the earth. The ruler of Taurus is Venus. The gender is female. This earthy sign has bile (pitta) Prakriti. The direction suitable for this Rashi is south. The remedial stone for Taurus is diamond, silver or zarkin.

Gemini

This is the third zodiac sign ranging from 61o to 90o is called Gemini or Mithun. It is a constellation of stars which appears like the twins from the earth. The ruler of Gemini is Mercury. The gender is male. This airy sign has wind (Vaath) Prakriti. The direction suitable for this Rashi is North. The remedial stone for Gemini is Green Emerald, Silver and Sapphire.

Cancer

This is the fourth zodiac sign ranging from 91o to 120o is called Cancer or Karka. It is a constellation of stars which appears like the crab from the earth. The ruler of Cancer is the Moon. It’s gender is female. This watery sign has phelgm (pitta) Prakriti. The direction suitable for this Rashi is west. The remedial stone for cancer is moonstone, silver and pearl.

Leo

This is the fifth zodiac sign ranging from 121o to 150o and called Cancer/Karka. It is a constellation of Stars which appears like the lion from the earth. The ruler of Leo is the Moon. The gender is male. This earthy sign has bile (pitta) Prakriti. The direction suitable for this Rashi is east. The remedial stone for Leo is ruby, gold and red stone.

Virgo

This is the sixth zodiac sign ranging from 151 to 180 degrees and is called Virgo or Kanya. It is a constellation of stars which appears like a Virgin from the earth. The ruler of Virgo is Mercury. The gender is female. This earthy sign has wind (vatha) Prakriti. The direction suitable for this Rashi is south. The remedial stone for Virgo is green emerald, silver and akeek.

Libra

This is the seventh zodiac sign ranging from 181 to 210 degrees. It is a constellation of Stars which appears like a scale from the earth. The ruler of Libra is Venus. The gender is female. This earthy sign has phelgm (pitta) Prakriti. The direction suitable for this Rashi is south. The remedial stone for libra is diamond and Zarkin.

Scorpio

This is the eighth zodiac sign ranging from 211o to 240o It is called Scorpio. It is a constellation of stars which appears like a scorpion from the earth. The ruler of Scorpio is Mars. The gender is female. This watery sign has bile (pitta) Prakriti. The direction suitable for this Rashi is west. The remedial stone for Scopio is red coral, copper and gold.

Sagittarius

This is the ninth zodiac sign ranging from 241o to 270o It is called Sagittarius. It is a constellation of stars which appears like the centaur from the earth. The ruler of Sagittarius is Jupiter. The gender of this sign is male. This fiery sign has windy (Vaath) Prakriti. The direction suitable for this Rashi is east. The remedial stone for Sagittarius is topaz, yellow sapphire and gold.

Capricorn

This is the tenth zodiac sign ranging from 271o to 300o   It is called Capricorn. It is a constellation of stars which appears like the crocodile from the earth. The ruler of capricorn is Saturn. The gender is female. This earthy sign has phelgm (Kaph) Prakriti. The direction suitable for this Rashi is South. The remedial stone for Capricorn is blue sapphire, iron and sapphire.

Aquarius

This is the eleventh zodiac sign ranging from 301o to 330o It is called Aquarius/Kumbh. It is a constellation of stars which appears like water pot from the earth. The ruler of Aquarius is Saturn. Its gender is male. This airy sign has bile(pitta) Prakriti. The direction suitable for this rashi is north. The remedial stone for afflicted aquarius are blue sapphire, gunmetal and iron.

Pisces

This is the twelfth zodiac sign ranging from 331o to 270o  and is called Pisces. It is a constellation of Stars which appears like the inverted pair of fish from the earth. The ruler of Pisces is Jupiter. Its gender is female. This watery sign has windy (Vaath) Prakriti. The direction suitable for this Rashi is west. The remedial stone for Pisces are topaz, yellow sapphire and gold.

Hence, all rashis or signs have specific nature and characteristics. This makes all those born in a person’s particular sign or rashis different from one another.

What is Rashi in Vedic Astrology

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    Is east direction suitable for karkataka rashi
    By mahalakshmi | Published 06 April, 2013 20:32:39 PM Reply

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