This video is Dustin Cormier’s 4th video essay submitted to Asheville Vedic Astrology. Find more from Dustin on his youtube channel @Howtorockastrology.
This video describes the “root” of Mathematical logic called the “Mulatrikona” which is where our understanding of planetary friendships and enemies in Jyotish astrology comes from.
Every planet’s nature is sourced from a certain part of the zodiacal wheel which is its “root,” where it gets its nature from. A planet in its own Mulatrikona also has strong planetary dignity.
We learn here the key formula from Parashara that defines friendly vs enemy relationships between interacting planets – a very powerful key that leads to deeper underlying insights into how and why the planets work the way they do, especially when they are interacting with each other.
We also gain clearer insight into some more intermediate levels of jyotish that involve the “Auspicious planets to the lagna,” namely, a planet’s mulatrikona sign will always provide the stronger influence as a house lord for that lagna.
For example: For Cancer rising, Jupiter rules both the difficult 6th house and the auspicious 9th house, but since Sagittarius (the 6th) is the Mulatrikona, Jupiter provides more of a difficult character profile for Cancer rising.
On the other hand for Aries rising, Jupiter rules the 9th house as well as the difficult 12th house; but since Jupiter’s Mulatrikona is Sagittarius (9th), its nature ultimately brings auspicious results to Aries.
Please enjoy this video and if it strikes you as the type of intuitive knowledge you would like to gain about Jyotish, consider taking up an apprenticeship with Asheville Vedic Astrology.