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Earth and Solar System, Hindu Vedic Astrology

The Sun and Earth

Earth information online begins with features of the Sun, the nucleus of the solar family and is shining for the last five billion years and will continue to shine for another five billion years more. It is known that the Sun produces energy by means of thermonuclear reactions, means, converting hydrogen into helium, where temperatures range from 15 to 25 million degrees in the process. All the planets and stars rotate on their respective orbit round the Sun, following a definite rule. The Sun is the static source of energy in the universe as it is fiery in nature, but with a static topography within.

Science of Vedic astrology - Planet information begins with the function of the Sun to supply energy to planet Earth as well as all the remaining celestial bodies. Another important effect of the Sun on Earth is to resist heavy flow of wind by contradicting Venus. As we see that hardly happens any storm or cyclone under scorching Sun, because during the sunny day, Venus remains under domination of the Sun. Please be informed, wind, by its nature is of three (3) types.

  1. Static wind of Earth - Under control of Uranus
  2. Moderate flow of wind of Earth - Under control of Mercury
  3. Heavy wind or storm of Earth - Under control of Venus

The Moon and Earth

Moon is the natural satellite of Earth having a diameter of about 3,470 kilometers, and takes 27.3 days to rotate on its axis to orbit the planet Earth. There is possibility of the existence of water in the polar region of the Moon. The surface of the Moon is dusty and mainly consists of solid rock. If the universe is a dark room and all the celestial bodies are scattered in their own sequence, the Moon is like a moving torch and focusing on all the objects for a limited span of time, as a result the concerned objects are getting enlightened and stimulated as well to exert their properties so long the focus remains. The Moon takes an average span of 24 hours to cover a constellation on its way of movement and 27 days to cover 27 constellations of the entire Zodiac belt. This is a continuous job that the Moon performs for the planet Earth. The Moon remains at the farthest distance from the Sun during the day of full moon, on the other hand, comes closest to the Sun during the day of new moon. As the Sun is the ultimate source of energy, so during the day of new moon, the Moon comes nearest to the Sun just to get energized to run for next 29 days because it will get charged again on the 30th day, on the day of next new moon. Thus, the Moon imparts light on planet Earth during the bright half and starts to lose its glow gradually during the dark half of a lunar cycle.

From Earth, we see the same face of the Moon all the time because the Moon rotates just once on its own axis in very nearly the same time that it travels once around Earth. (NASA reports)

Science of Vedic astrology - Function of the Moon is to control passage of all the planetary radiations into the Earth. Effects of all the heavenly bodies can reach into the Earth only when, those are allowed by the Moon; thus, planets are dependent on the Moon to penetrate their effects on Earth. Thus, the Moon saves like a semi-permeable membrane to allow selective effects of the Space on Earth. Moon stabilizes the movement of Earth steadily on its own axis; however plays the key role as a balancing factor of climate in the Earth since, the beginning of its creation. Moon stands for the symbol, water; if it is true, so we can presume that the planets having their respective moons in their outer orbit should have existence of water within. The entire water content of human body is also in direct control of the Moon. Besides, Moon is the supreme controller of our mind and all its glimpses are related to psychological properties among us. Moon is the sole causative factor of all the psychiatric diseases as well as their remedy too. Besides human mind, Moon has immense impact on the hands of human body. As we know, a solar day begins and ends with rising and setting of the Sun, likewise the Moon has also its lunar days, which were the innovation of the ancient Indian astronomers. A solar day and a lunar day run simultaneously, but the effect varies during day and night as well. During day, solar day remains active and the lunar day remains passive and just the reverse phenomena happen during night when lunar day becomes active and solar day gets passive. The cycle of solar and lunar day causes reaction of fire and water on Earth, which has equally both positive as well as negative effects to each and every living and non-living things on Earth. Water, by its nature is of three (3) types.

  1. Static water of Earth - Under control of Pluto
  2. Running water of Earth - Under control of Neptune
  3. Ruffled or troubled water of Earth - Under control of the Moon


Earth is the third nearest celestial body from the Sun. Earth; our beloved habitat appears to be a big object dipped in the ocean of air. Astronauts get the impression of the Earth from the space is small with a thin layer of atmosphere surrounded with the distinguishing features like blue waters, brown and green land masses and white clouds set against a black background. The Earth is the 3rd of the nine planets from the Sun at a distance of about 150 million kilometers, and the fifth largest in the solar system and takes 365.256 days to travel around the Sun and 23.9345 hours to rotate a complete revolution. Earth has a diameter of 12,756 kilometers, only a few hundred kilometers longer than that of Venus. Atmosphere on Earth is composed of 77 percent nitrogen, 21 percent oxygen and two percent other constituents. Earth is also the largest and densest rocky planet having covered by water by 70% of its upper surface, which is still to be found in any other heavenly body. Earth incorporates all the ingredients to support and manifest life in it. The planets, other than Earth exert their influences to produce a conducive environment within the Earth. This is very true that the atmosphere we enjoy on Earth is the contribution or the collective effects of the remaining bodies of the universe and a thin layer of atmosphere separates the Earth from the space. Besides affecting Earth's weather, solar activity gives rise to a visual phenomenon in our atmosphere by producing auroras, which are natural glow caused by the interaction between the magnetic field of Earth and the charged particles from the Sun. When charged particles from the solar wind become trapped on Earth's magnetic field, they collide with air molecules above our planet's magnetic poles. These glowing air molecules or auroras cause glow in the northern hemisphere known as northern lights and in the southern hemisphere, southern lights.

Science of Vedic astrology - Earth is like uterus of the universe where blood flows and life takes birth. Imagine the universe as a human body and the celestial bodies are their organs; Earth plays the role of uterus into that imaginary human body. Earth is the only known body in the solar system which harbors life of versatile diversities. Earth is made up of water, fire, soil, air and life with their mutual interactive system which causes a continuous change of plight within the Earth and each and every living organism is in the process of continuous adaptation to keep their existence viable with the unique situations.

Mars and Earth

Mars is the fourth nearest planet from the Sun. Martian soil is reddish in color and due to this it is also known as red planet. Mars has also two moons called Phobos and Deimos respectively which indicate existence of water in Mars.

Solar Science of Vedic astrology - Mars is fiery, but possesses both fiery as well as watery nature in its topography. Watery nature of Mars is the contribution or effect of Pluto on it. In Hindu mythology, Mars has been described as the son of Jupiter. Like the Sun and Jupiter, Mars also exhibits its fiery nature and also possesses huge vacuums in its topographical characteristics. Moon of Earth is the natural antagonist of Pluto. Although Moon and Pluto both are watery in nature, but Moon helps, to make water ruffled on Earth and on the other hand, Pluto helps, to keep water static. Mars has its reflective effects on the Moon which results in keeping water reserve static on Earth. Otherwise, the Moon would ruffle the entire water content of Earth by antagonizing Pluto, which we can guess very easily observing its furious effects on the day of full moon and new moon. Recent incident in south Asia, on the 26th of December 2004 is a vivid example of the effect of full Moon, which caused the biggest ever tsunami; although Moon could not cause that tsunami singly, unless it was backed by Saturn. We should know that it is the exclusive contribution of Pluto with the help of Mars to restore water content of Earth, static. Therefore, if Mars got destroyed, Pluto would lose its effect on Earth to keep water static and Moon would ruffle water of Earth at least more than hundred times than now and the greatest evolution on Earth would take place. Thus, Mars maintains the functional equilibrium on Earth by its Moons and Pluto. It is only Mars, who saves Earth from absolute drying effect of the Sun. This happens due to angular contradiction of Mars to the Sun. Mars supplies blood in human body.

Jupiter and Earth

Jupiter is the fifth nearest heavenly body from the Sun with the most massive mass and numerous moons and several rings in our solar system. Amongst numerous moons, Jupiter has four largest moons, called Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, which were discovered by the Italian astronomer, Galileo Galilei, so collectively those moons are known as Galilean satellites.

Solar Science of Vedic astrology - Jupiter is the life initiating planet on Earth. How Jupiter initiates life on Earth? As we know, creation of life was impossible on Earth without the help of sunlight. Jupiter stirs up combustion of the Sun and carry those radiations into Earth with the help of Mars. Jupiter plays double role in creation. Firstly, it rouses the flames of the Sun within and secondly stimulating Mars to carry those thermal outputs into the Earth. This is why, Jupiter is called life initiating planet on Earth. Jupiter is a fiery planet by its constitution, but possesses both the characteristics of fiery as well as watery features in its topography. Aquatic feature of Jupiter is the contribution of Neptune. Jupiter gives the sense of righteousness in human.

Venus and Earth

Venus is the second nearest planet from the Sun. Venus is rocky and atmospheric having similar size and mass like the Earth. Atmospheric pressure in Venus is higher than Earth and water is still to be found. Venus takes roughly 225 days to round the Sun on its own orbit.

Science of Vedic astrology - Venus is the only body in the universe, which is in continuous effort to keep the soil of Earth static, in defiance of speedy annual motion steered by Saturn and diurnal motion controlled by Mercury. Venus, in angular contradiction during its rotation by any astral body, mainly by the Saturn, causes earthquake. Venus symbolizes static soil and stormy air in Earth, but of course, without rain. Besides Mars, Venus plays the indirect role to keep water on Earth static by antagonizing the Moon of Earth. Although Venus seldom retrogrades, but it has been found in all cases that people born during the retrogression of Venus usually fall prone to ocular as well as genital diseases. Venus also plays the indirect role to keep water of Earth static by antagonizing the Moon of Earth. Venus imparts vision and power of reproduction in human.

Mercury and Earth

Mercury is the nearest planet to the Sun, and is made up with rocks and little quantity of gases. Mercury is dry, earthy and atmospheric in nature, and may be due to closeness from the Sun, existence of water yet to be found. Mercury, on retrogression or backward movement, maintains considerably longer distance than the usual distance from the Sun, thus, may help the body losing its surface temperature and as a result possibly may gain unstable water in the form of moisture at its polar region. Existence of water in Mercury is very unstable or might be almost nil because as soon as the planet runs in its direct motion comes in regular distance from the Sun, makes it dry again. But quantity of water, if at all found in Mercury will be of course be very negligible than that of the Moon of Earth, Pluto, Neptune, Jupiter and even Mars respectively. Although Pluto is the smallest and the most distant planet, yet Mercury is the second smallest planet in the solar family. Movement of Mercury is also faster than any other planets, which is approximately 49 Km/Sec and takes less than 88 days to rotate the Sun on its, elliptical orbit. Mercury is the only body in space, due to small mass and higher speed of movement, runs for frequent retrogression or backward movement in comparison to other planets.

Science of Vedic astrology - Hindu mythology depicts Mercury as the son of the Moon of Earth, i.e., Moon is considered the mother of Mercury. This may be the reason that during the lunar day of new moon, i.e., when the Moon came closest to the Sun, a part of it got detached out of heat or radiation from the Sun; which gave rise to birth of Mercury as a new planet. Therefore, it is very natural that Mercury would show the maximum similar properties of Moon. In reality also, surface of Mercury resembles very much similar like Moon. Another similar property of Mercury is that it is not predominated by atmosphere like Moon, which may be due to receipt of maximum heat and solar radiations from the Sun. Mercury attributes the power of intellect in human. Information of NASA regarding Mercury is as follows:-

[NASA says - Like our Moon, Mercury has almost no atmosphere .... surface of Mercury resembles very much with the Moon of planet Earth, scarred by thousands of impact craters resulting from collisions with meteors .... Mercury, much like the Moon, presents two totally different faces, one battered (and thus older) and one smoother (and thus younger) (Mariner 10).]

Saturn and Earth

Saturn is the sixth nearest planet from the Sun with the most massive mass after Jupiter. Saturn consists of rock, ice and gas with the most prominent ring along with 61 moons on its orbit. Titan is the largest moon of Saturn and the second largest moon in the solar system after Ganymede of Jupiter. Saturn requires a time span of thirty years to round the Sun.

Science of Vedic astrology - Saturn is the key planet to cause earthquake as its nature is to keep land of Earth motile in defiance of statical stability of Venus. Moreover, it is considered a devil planet which augments grief, sorrow and depression among human. Despite all odd, Saturn is considered the king of all planets because, it offers the quality, prudence or foresight in human.

Uranus and Earth

Uranus is the seventh nearest planet from the Sun and takes approximately 84 years to round the Sun. William Herschel was the discoverer of Uranus in 1781, the third largest planet in our solar system, a gas giant because it hardly possesses any solid surface along with a cloud top temperature, nearly -215 degree Celsius. Uranus has at least 21 moons out of which Miranda is the strangest one. Uranus is an atmospheric planet and static in its topographical features.

Science of Vedic astrology - Uranus is a passive planet which depends on Saturn for its activities. If we smoke that ruins our health, but Uranus smokes to save the Earth as well as other planets from destruction at the cost of its own health. In fact, Uranus is meant for said purpose amongst the planets in the universe and likewise the lungs of a human body where gaseous exchange takes place, Uranus has taken up the job like lungs of the entire solar system. Whatever the obnoxious gaseous waste come out from the combustion of the Sun, move around the solar system by means of solar wind, are usually dragged by Uranus to ensure a conducive environment in space as well for the convenient movement of other celestial bodies. Uranus thus, plays the noble role as a scavenging planet in the solar system. The most important function of Uranus is to keep inflow of sun-rays balanced into the Earth by selective antagonism to Mars, which is the carrier of sunlight on Earth. The fact seems to be incredible, but it happens with the theory of conversion of energy into different forms which we deal with scientific studies. Uranus stimulates urge to thrive in human.

Neptune and Earth

Neptune is the eighth nearest planet from the Sun and was discovered on, September 23, 1846; composed of rock, atmosphere and ice in its topography. The planet has eight (8) known moons out of which Triton is the largest. Triton is the coldest celestial body with gaseous nitrogen in our solar system ever been noticed, where surface temperature is about -235 degree Celsius. Neptune orbits the Sun once every 165 years. Seasons in Neptune last for an incredible span of 41 years.

Science of Vedic astrology - Neptune is a passive planet, which is dependent on Jupiter to communicate its effects on Earth. Neptune saves Earth from quakes, although in resisting earthquake, Pluto takes the leading role, Neptune comes next. Neptune ignites stamina as well as shows human the way to salvation.

Pluto and Earth

Pluto is the smallest, coldest and most distant planet from the Sun, was discovered by an American astronomer, Clyde Tombaugh in 1930 and it takes approximately 248 years to round the Sun. Due to elliptical mode of orbital movement, Pluto sometimes comes closer to the Sun, that of Neptune. Pluto has its companion moon, Charon, which is almost half the size of Pluto and shares the same orbit. Thus, Pluto and Charon are essentially a double planet. Surface of Charon is covered with dirty water and ice so does not reflect much light from the surface of Pluto.

Science of Vedic astrology - Pluto is a passive planet which depends on Mars to exert its activities on Earth. Pluto is purely a watery planet and static in its topographical feature. Most important function of Pluto is to keep water content of Earth static and saves it from the frequency of earthquake to a great extent. Pluto is the only planet which shows highest sensitivity to heat and cold, no other planet responds so sharply like Pluto. This is due to its rotation through the acute elliptical pathways round the Sun which allows the planet sometimes to come close to the Sun as well as keeps the planet at the most distant position from the Sun. Pluto stimulates instinct of intuition or sixth sense in human.

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Soul is our sole identity.
- Asish Kumar Das, 07th April 2014