How do you calculate which planets are malefic in birth chart and which are beneficial?

Written By Addittya Tamhankar

The ancient Indian food was, in reality, a reflection of our galaxy!

The ‘thali’ or ‘Indian Lunch-Plate’ was filled in such a way that it represents all the planets and the SUN of our galaxy!

That is how advanced and rich our ancient culture was – it respected each and every planet of our galaxy. There was no discrimination – the ancient seers were perfectly aware that it *is* not the ‘planets’ that are good or bad – it is the ‘receptive’ power of individuals that decide what is good and what is bad for him or her.

If your ‘antenna’ is not receptive to a certain channel (planet) – or is not able to smoothly display the ‘signal’ of the channel (planet) – your television screen (life) would mess with the display (effect) of the channel (planet).

Who is to blame? the channel (planet) or the ‘antenna’ (you)?

Sugar is sweet. But for a diabetic person, it is a sweet ‘poison’! Who is to blame – who is bad and who is good in this case – Sugar or the diabetic person?

Bitter gourd or Karela is extremely bitter in taste. Commonly not many can eat it – for many, it is not a much-desired vegetable – but for a diabetic person – the same much hated bitter gourd is a life-saver! Who is bad and who is good here?

No planet in any birth chart is malefic or benefic – it is human beings who have the habit of discriminating – in reality, every planet in your birth chart has come with a ‘message’ – because you fall short of ‘receiving’ and ‘understanding’ the ‘message’ – you end up asking which planet is causing your trouble and which planet is rewarding you with goodies!

In reality – the trouble is not caused by any planet – and this is of great significance. The trouble is caused because from many past lives – you have been messing up with the ‘energy’ of that planet – and due to over-messing – now in this life – you aren’t able to receive the ‘energy’ of the same planet in harmony, in full form.

So the planet has nothing to do with your good or bad – it all has to do with how you have ‘evolved’ as an individual – how fine-tuned your ‘antenna’ is!

But people don’t get it. How can they? When the astrologers itself have been categorizing planets and stars in the good and bad list. When ‘ignorance’ becomes your guiding force – you would find yourself in utter darkness – and the height is – when you start believing this darkness as the truth!

And that is what is happening. Astrology has become a Business of FEAR. Create fear, and then start looting. Fear sells faster than FAITH! This is the outcome of this Kali Yug (Dark Age) – Age of Ignorance!

One who speaks the truth is violently opposed, ridiculed, offended. Truth is very hard to digest. Millions of them who want to hear the false will oppose you-you will be labeled as a fool – but don’t get lost, don’t give up.

Once, the divine master said to the young man ” You will be rejected several times, but don’t give up.”

The young man bowed before the master and said: ” Why more rejections and less acceptance?”

And the master smiled – looked up and showed him the highest mountain – then he said: “How many would accept the challenge to reach the peak of that mountain?”

And the young man said: “Very few.”

Then the master asked, “How many would reject the challenge to reach the ‘peak’.?”

The young man said ” Many.”

The master smiled, raised him up, he looked into the eyes of the young man and said ” You are that ‘peak’. – and so you would face more rejections and less acceptance.”

The more you move towards the ‘peak’ (truth) – the more you would be facing more rejections and less acceptance. More dislikes and fewer likes. Sounds hard? But that is how the truth is – very very hard. The truth isn’t always beautiful and beautiful words aren’t always the truth.

“Truth is not always hard to find; it is often staring you in the face. The problem with truth is that it is hard to believe. It is even harder to get other people to believe.” – Walter Darby Bannard

And the TRUTH is – that no planet is good or bad. You will find millions of books on how to find malefic or benefic planets – but no one is going to tell you why they ‘become’ malefic and how to transform these so-called malefic into a benefic!

I don’t believe in ‘parrot-talk’ – I believe in ‘self-talk’. By reading the books, you will talk like a parrot – you become a ‘limited version’ – someone who can travel from A to Z – then the doors close – then there is no further going! And that is how the majority of astrologers have become – ‘limited versions’!

But I would want all my followers to become – ‘UN-limited versions’ – someone who can go beyond the set boundaries – someone who would follow his or her heart, someone who has a certain depth of understanding!

People approach me with questions like “What is the purpose of my life?” – They want me to read their birth charts to find the purpose of THEIR life! And this the height of IGNORANCE! No astrologer or no man can TELL you the purpose of YOUR life – you have to find the purpose of your life – through your own ‘self’ – meditate, introspect – look within, turn inwards – but nobody wants to do the real thing – they want everything – READYMADE – and so I ignore such men, what else can be done! It is sad to see the current state of things.

People have fancy ideas about finding the purpose of life! I have met people across the world and they all have different ideas – but my answer to all my followers who are unnecessarily putting a lot of stress on finding the so-called purpose of life is in the following quote of His Holiness – The Dalai Lama.

Further to get a deeper understanding of the purpose of human life – the following quote of the Dalai Lama, throws more light:

But common men are not bothered to go deeper. They are happy to live a shallow life – happy to derive some shallow meanings – something that they can digest. And so the categorization of planets, stars – continues…..when in reality – neither RAHU is bad, neither KETU is bad, neither SUN is bad, neither MOON is bad – no planets are bad or good – they are simply here – in a certain ‘situation’ (placement) because of your PAST KARMA. Improvise, focus on raising the quality of your KARMA and then you would never have to face with a question of how to find malefic or benefic planets – even if you find – what are going to do? The only answer is in focusing on your ACTIONS (KARMA) – but people are not comfortable with the truth – that makes them uncomfortable – they are happy when someone gives them something that they can digest, that they can play around with!

But I am here not to entertain you and make you comfortable – for TRUTH is never going to make you ‘comfortable’ – TRUTH is here to make you uncomfortable – because it only when you become uncomfortable that you wake up – you become aware – and it is only through more and more awareness – that you can progress in life – that you can experience the ‘real growth’ – astrology is not a parrot talk – it is to ‘move’ you from inside-out – so that you come face to face with reality – so that you grow – inside out.

I encourage all my followers and readers to focus on your spiritual growth – I would want you all to become more and more meditative.

Real transformation is your inner transformation. Focus on your ‘self’ – meditate.

Jai Shri Ganesha. Jai Guru.

Addittya Tamhankar

Addittya Tamhankar

Acharya Addittya Tamhankar is a distinguished astrologer and acclaimed author known for his in-depth knowledge and insight into astrology. He has authored over 11 books, including bestsellers on the cosmic entities Rahu and Ketϋ, and his recent works include "Come Back Home - Reconnect to Source Consciousness" and "27 Nakshatras - the Living Legends." Alongside his literary achievements, Acharya Addittya has cultivated a substantial online following, with over 1,000 YouTube videos and a community of more than 40,000 subscribers. His blogs offer enlightening discussions on spirituality and planetary influences, drawing readers and viewers who seek wisdom and deeper understanding of these complex subjects.
Scroll to Top

Request For Appointment

Note: Please mention your appointment request details. Appointment is provided based on availability of Acharya Shri Addittya Tamhankar. For payment of fees, bank details are mentioned on the Contact page. Please note that there is 4 days of waiting after you make payment.