Here is a quick guide to help you understand the nature of each sign i nthe Vedic birth chart, so that you can understand the effect of Sign on a planet placed there, or on a planet transiting there:
1. Aries (Male Mars – HEAD – Moveable Fire) Key: Developing inner courage and strength, not just bold and brash actions. Use their sharp minds to pursue spiritual truth.
2. Taurus (Female Venus – FACE/NECK – Fixed Earth) Key: Transform the desire and attachment to comfort and pleasure into a desire for higher wisdom and devotion.
3. Gemini (Male Mercury – LOWER NECK/SHOULDERS/ HANDS – Dual Air) Key: When they seek inner knowledge not outward sensation they can be very spiritual.
4. Cancer (Female Moon – CHEST – Moveable Water) Key: Channel the Moon’s intuitive power to cultivate surrender rather than lead to deeper attachment.
5. Leo – (Male Sun – SOLAR PLEXUS – Fixed Fire) Key: To allow the soul’s warming light to shine, illuminating and uplifting others, rather than overpowering and thus, burning them.
6. Virgo – (Female Mercury – BOWELS – Dual Earth) Key: To realize that developing tolerance for their imperfections and the imperfections of others is true purification.
7. Libra – (Male Venus – LOWER ABDOMEN – Moveable Air) Key: To realize the love of beauty includes the love of truth. This will lead to their transcendence.
8. Scorpio – (Female Mars – Genitals – Fixed Water) Key: If they learn to control their obsessions, profound spiritual insights rarely attained by others are possible.
9. Sagittarius – (Male Jupiter – HIPS – Dual Fire) Key: Must learn to use their magnanimous spirit to uplift the soul, not just have a good time or seek popularity.
10. Capricorn – (Female Saturn – Knees – Moveable Earth) Key: Need to learn more self surrender, to take themselves, the world and their place in the world less seriously.
11. Aquarius – (Male Saturn – Lower Legs – Fixed Air) Key: To see their self – negation and humility as an empowering key to higher awareness, not as a sentence to a life of servitude.
12. Pisces – (Female Jupiter – Feet – Dual Water) Key: Can experience the joy of the soul if they can control their imaginations and develop discrimination.