Vedic Astrology is undoubtedly the oldest and most comprehensive faith of astrology among all such faiths practiced across the globe, and whereas some of these faiths have the depth and volume of a stream, some of a river, Vedic Astrology is the Ocean which can provide resources to all these faiths and which can validate or invalidate any one of these faiths.
I have studied and researched many such faiths like Numerology, Vaastu etc. but none of them holds their ground without the support of Vedic Astrology and it is the faith which is the backbone or motherboard of all such faiths. This is what inspired me to make a carrier choice with the Ocean itself and now after years and years of this voyage; I can happily say that I made the right choice, many years back.
The fact that Vedic Astrology is the oldest among such faiths, also exposes it and makes it vulnerable to many types of corruptions and adulterations from time to time which may have come in the form of selfish additions to some of the purest Vedic Astrology scriptures or which may have resulted from misinterpretations of many important concepts of Vedic Astrology, from time to time. It is only due to such adulterations, corruptions and misinterpretations, that Vedic Astrology does not look as complete and accurate to many people interested in it, as it actually is, in this day and age.
With the Grace of Lord Shiva, I have spent years in researching various concepts of Vedic Astrology and in finding where and how much, such concepts may have been misinterpreted and what could be the possible correct interpretation of these divine concepts. Whereas in their misinterpreted forms, most such concepts of Vedic Astrology do not hold ground in real practice of astrology, almost all of them hold solid ground in their modified forms.
I have found out this fact after years of intensive research on these topics and after cross checking them with thousands of horoscopes so that they should hold ground when it comes to real life and real horoscopes instead of just reflecting on paper, and after all this effort, I can say that now they do hold ground in their modified forms.
Hence this book should be understood as an effort to create such awareness among the lovers of Vedic Astrology that this faith itself is still as complete as it was when it was born, but various misinterpretations from time to time, may have caused confusions related to many important concepts of this faith. Through this book, I have tried to create awareness about various aspects related to the concept of debilitated planets in Vedic Astrology.
This book starts with an article on exalted and debilitated planets, which discusses some of the prevailing beliefs related to these planets and which also deals with some interesting facts related to these planets.
Many astrologers believe that if a planet is exalted in a horoscope, it will always give benefic results to the native, which means that an exalted planet is always a benefic planet in a horoscope. The same astrologers believe that if a planet is debilitated in a horoscope, it will always give bad results to the native, which means that a debilitated planet always behaves as a malefic planet in a horoscope. Over a period of many years, so many good things have been said about exalted planets and so many bad things have been said about debilitated planets, that a majority of people interested in astrology have fixed their opinions about these planets. These people consider an exalted planet as a blessing in a horoscope and they consider a debilitated planet a curse in a horoscope.
However, the placement of a planet in its sign of exaltation only indicates that the planet is very strong and the results produced by this planet are going to be significant ones. But those results may be significantly positive or significantly negative depending on the nature of such exalted planet in a horoscope. For example, exalted and positive Saturn is capable of producing strong positive results regarding the significances ruled by it, regarding the house it is placed in and regarding the planets and houses it aspects.
On the other hand, there is almost no planet in a horoscope which may be as destructive as negative and exalted Saturn. Malefic Saturn placed in Libra can be destructive, very destructive or extremely destructive and it can completely destroy the significances of the houses and planets under the effect of its placement or aspects.
Hence the presence of a planet in its sign of exaltation or the presence of a planet in its sign of debilitation is only a measure of its physical strength or weakness and nothing more than that, to a great extent. Therefore a debilitated planet can also be a benefic or even the most benefic planet in a horoscope whereas an exalted planet can also be a malefic or even the most malefic planet in a horoscope. The placement of a planet in a particular sign is not a measure of its working nature and it is more a measure of its physical strength or its style of working in a horoscope.
Vedic astrology lays many important guidelines for deciding the working nature of a planet in a horoscope and those guidelines should be used to decide the working nature of a planet in a horoscope. It should be understood that even a debilitated planet can form some of the best yogas in a horoscope if it is benefic in that horoscope. On the other hand, an exalted planet can cause some of the worst types of problems to the native under its impact, if it is working negatively in his horoscope.
This book will be completed in three parts where the first part will cover debilitated Sun, debilitated Moon and debilitated Jupiter; second part will cover debilitated Venus, debilitated Mars and debilitated Mercury; and the third part will cover debilitated Saturn, debilitated Rahu and debilitated Ketu.