The planets have an important place in astrology. Actually, the position and conditions of the planets were studied for astrological prediction. These planets have their own nature. These planets have direct influence in life. Let us know how important the planets are in astrology. To know about a particular planet, you can click on that planet.
There are 9 planets in Vedic astrology called Navagraha. In this, Sun and Moon are also considered as planets. Apart from this, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn and Rahu-Ketu are also included in these. However, Rahu and Ketu planets are called shadow planets. These planets have their own different nature. Some of these planets are auspicious and some cruel planets due to their specialties. However, only Mercury is a planet that falls under the category of neutral planets.
According to astrology, planets (excluding Rahu-Ketu) are those celestial bodies located in the sky which remain in motion. All kinds of animals and humans living on planet Earth have an impact on their lives. According to astronomy, the planets are bound in a certain distance from each other by the force of gravity in the solar system and they are orbiting the Sun. In this all the planets have a fixed speed.
In the Vedic tradition a person is named according to his zodiac sign. Whereas the information of the zodiac is obtained from the birth chart of the native and the position of the planet and constellation is known from the horoscope. Therefore, according to Hindu astrology, the effect of planets directly affects the life of a person. It can be understood properly from the birth chart of that person.