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Friday, November 4, 2011

Uchcha (exalted) and Neech (debilitated) planets

Annual Horoscope 2016 for all signs:

Lately, there have been a few requests and some protests too to write Astro-Articles. J Here is an attempt to give something heavy-Metal / thought-inducing if not provoking article on Astrology.

Please note that I have been putting some quick snippets on my Facebook page on Astrology almost every time I logon to Facebook:

You hear this term in Astrology quite a bit. There are other terms like Mul-Trikon rashi, Mitra/Shatru rashi for planets but uchcha/neech gets a grand attention. Following are the uchcha neech rashis for the planets:

1. Surya : Mesh is uchcha and Tula is neech (The 10th degree “paramochcha” / Ultra-Uchcha or Ultra-Neech)
2. Chandra: Vrishabh Uchcha, Vrishchik Neech (3rd degree)
3. Budh: Kanya uchcha, Meen Neech (15th degree??)
4. Shukra: Meen uchcha, Kanya neech
5. Mangal: Makar uchcha, Kirk neech (28th degree)
6. Guru: Kirk uchcha, Makar neech (5th degree? I will need to check I am not sure)
7. Shani: Tula uchcha, Mesh neech (15th degree?)
8. Rahu: Mithun uchcha, Dhanu neech
9. Ketu: Dhanu uchcha, Mithun neech
10. Harshal: Not available in Sanskrit granthas but obvious that Harshal is uchcha in Kumbh
11. Neptune: Not available in Sanskrit granthas but obvious that Neptune is uchcha in Meen

I never used PLUTO in ANY horoscope and never saw any effect of Pluto in a horoscope particularly.

The uchcha planets are always very good from health perspective and show a good optimal level of health in the aspect shown by the planet: Surya: Spine, Heart, quality of eyes, Father; Moon/Chandra: Water, Mind, Mom; Budh: Brain/Nuro; Shukra: Skin, hair and beauty of eyes etc. Mangal: Blood, Siblings, land etc.

The uchcha planet in the horoscope shows a very good past karma with respect to the area of life the planet shows for a horoscope. Mars shows sports/speed/blood/internal reprod organs etc but it could be the owner of the 5th house in some horoscope (Kids/Buddhi) and it will also show something in that respect. The mahadasha or antardasha of the uchcha planets is always very good, unless, there are some very bad influences on a uchcha planet. Also, whenever gochar Guru puts drushti on this natal (birth-time) planet – it results in good pay-back of the instant karma (kriyamaan karma) which is again driven *mostly* by your horoscope baselines! (Even a neech planet, when Guru is opposite/one to it, shows great results.)

So you have Sachin setting up great records whenever Guru is in Makar or Kirk with FUILL drushti on his natal Mars. Also Managl antardasha in each mahadasha or even Mangal bhukti results in great scores by him. His worst period was from May2005 to July2007 when Shani was Kirk rashi opposite his Mangal. Of course Guru balanced this when Guru was in Vrishchik from Oct2006 to Nov2007.

The uchcha / neech concept is not too difficult to explain:
1. Surya is uchcha in its best friend’s (Mangal) sign, Aries, which allows expressing the brilliance and sunny side of Surya the best way. The Surya’s energy gets the best channel in Aries/Mesh sign. However Surya’s ego and side effects of Surya being in own rashi of Leo are not seen when Surya is in Mesh. The results are more important than the self/ego when Surya is in Mesh. For Aries the end result is more important than the method adopted.
2. Surya is neech in Tula but you can see that MOST of the STARS / Actors or other artists are born with Libra Sun sign (from Oct16 to Nov16) or when most planets are in Libra (also Kanya!). The Surya neech does not mean less money but certainly lesser aggression/engineering aspects than Surya in Aries/Mesh. You would not see Tula-Surya in Military but certainly Aries and Scorpio Sun in Military for sure. But yes Libra Sun shows lesser resistance power at the time of adversity. Hence having neech Surya is not a problem at all if you are in a creative field where you do need to show your guts every now and then!
3. Similarly, Vrishabh gives the Moon the most stable sign which allows it to ridicule others easily! J Also it is good for health (water content in the body). The Vrushabh moon provides a very good temperament, calmness etc which easily puts away many diseases indirectly.

Indian astrology is quite “philosophical” in giving uchcha status apart from the health angle:
1. Mangal, the fiery/red planet is uchcha in Makar which is the Earth element and not in Aries, Leo or Sagittarius as the Makar the ultra-serious sign gives a great focus and channel to this Mangal’s energy (Sachin T, Pete Sampras) than Aries Mars (Kapil Dev) which has some great sudden flares but some extravagance which is not the best as per Indian astrology! Mangal in Leo shows “that-baat – Shining etc” more than actual hard-work. Mangal in Sagittarius (Warne, Nadal) shows great direction (Guru’s sign) and focus but shows extra-force or use of legs and also period of ups and down; Also, the expressive sign is not the best thing for fiery planet like Mangal – a lot of energy goes in talks/expression.
2. Shukra is not uchcha in Vrishabh or Tula despite it giving the person access to the best stuff! J J J But Shukra is uchcha in Meen rashi which is of Guru/Neptune which shows commitment and uchcha abhiruchi and sublime thoughts about love, romance, partner than affinity to the physical stuff or worldly matters which is shown by Shukra in Vrishabh mostly and also in Libra but with a balance! Shukra in Aries and Scorpio shows the aggression/possessive etc attributes in relationships and also art. (Aspects shown by Shukra in our life: Movies, Any form of Art, High class Wine, High class life style, Night clubs, Romance, Relationships, secs etc).
3. Rather Shukra in Meen and Dhanu which are owned by Guru are known to stay unmarried! Shukra in Dhanu and Meen ensures marriage in a good, religious (Dhanu) and uchcha (Meen) family but most of the folks without marriage or with less affinity to physical association have Shukra in Dhanu and Meen. i.e. a soul which wants to have a clean slate in a given life would want to take birth with Shukra in Dhanu (Mool Nakshatra: Swami Samarth ran away on the day of his marriage) or Meen – Of course CAUTION – PLEASE do not make generic assumptions else this article goes for a toss – What I mean is that Shukra in Meen does not mean uchcha Shukra would ensure multiple groovy relationships! J Rather it shows marrying to someone who they really love and can develop some great sublime thoughts etc. Shukra in Vrishabh would prefer a spunky partner more than a emotional partner! J J There are 1/12th folks in this world with Shukra in each rashi so let us not jump to conclusions based on only 1 yoga. Shukra Mangal close in Meen could show multiple relationships BUT still the commitment to the current relationship will be always high/sublime etc. Great Skin & hair is almost a given with Shukra in meen. (Unless Shani Mangal and Rahu with that Shukra!!)
4. Budh is uchcha in Kanya as it allows good trading, good articulation and memory. Budh in Meen shows bhulakkad / bhola nature (Sachin T). Budh in meen shows buying something that is of 5 Rs for 7 rupees mostly from folks who are born on 5, 14, 23 or with Budh in Kanya rashi without the Sun! J But Budh in Meen shows that a person remembers all the names except than the person they come across **now**. They will remember every other information about the person than what they need at that time! J But PhD folks are oft7en with Budh in Kumbh Meen or Sagittarius which are not the best signs for Budh – as it reduces their trading ability, articulation/crisp communication etc. More so in Meen – They speak a lot to express something quickly! J
5. Guru is uchcha in Kirk /cancer a water sign but it is considered neech in Makar as it is a “adhi-bhoutik” i.e. materialistic sign. Guru is supposed to give direction and not production itself.
6. Rahu is about materialism, hedonism, “insatiable desires” (“Akral-Wkiral” mahatvakansha) These attributes get the best channel in Budh’s sign & reduces the aggressive or destructive nature of Rahu. So Rahu is uchcha in Mithun and own rashi in Kanya. Rahu’s ability of creating various “images” and going after something glorious/undefined/unexplainable etc is better channeled in Budh’s sign. Rahu is also almighty in 3rd and 6th house of a horoscope (as it is in 3rd and 6th Sign)
7. Ketu is religious, spiritual and religious and spiritual places – it gets uchcha rashi as Dhanu and own rashi as Meen. Both owned by Guru! Similarly, Ketu is great in 9th and 12th house of the horoscope as it is in 9th and 12th sign!

Although a planet might be uchcha in some rashi –it is still susceptible to the extreme Nakshatra or extreme stars in that sign. i.e. Ketu in Sagittarius is uchcha which shows a great good-will of Maternal Grandfather but Ketu in 1st degree of Moola say aspected by Shani or Mangal could show some drastic event etc with respect to the grandfather! Being uchcha does not mean that in past karma about that planet is completely fool-proof! J Else Sachin would not get out on 0 despite having Ultra-Uchcha Mangal and Ultra-Uchcha Surya!! J

So uchcha neech is certainly an important aspect for sure but it should not be considered as “THE BEST”. Mangal in Makar is uchcha and great for sports but it shows accumulative tendency than outright making a statement in a given match. Mesh Mangal would have some great examples like Kapil Dev’s 175 not out from 17 for 5 or 4 sixes on 4 consecutive balls to avoid follow-on and next ball 11th player gets out etc. These sudden flairs might not be seen in Makar Mangal but you would see consistent, serious attempts and continuous improvements.

Neech planets do show some lack of karma in the field of governance of that planet. They certainly show some lack of vitality with the health and the area or part of the human anatomy.

1. Mangal in kirk could show some element missing/lesser in blood (usually hemoglobin) and it shows the need to eat red vegetables and fruits. Mangal in Kirk (or ill placed with Shani or wakri etc) also shows slower/in-efficient blood supply to the fingers – it would be reflected in knotted finger nails.
2. Moon in Vrishchik is neech which is again more like philosophical as these folks have many times very venomous thoughts, do not like criticism, personal humor and tend to show “Khunnas” either expressed or unexpressed. They also tend to be secretive and hide information as power. This is all considered neech in Indian philosophy! J
3. Surya in Tula – you would not want to chose these people for a physical fight with someone! J They are docile, easy/lazy mannered, finding middle ground in case of a conflict/chaos. There is certain creativity and artistic approach in this sign. There is also some effortless-ness in this sign which can be seen in Sir Viv Richards batting (he has Tula rashi Mangal: Sports) or Zaheer Khan’s approach on field (Tula Mangal: Sports)
4. Shukra in Kanya tends to show skin related issues (also at times in Makar). It is not bad for art etc but it does show “vaishayik” approach towards relationships. It also shows “a bit” bad “Nazar”! J Again PLEASE do not make generic assumptions for the next horoscope you see! J à Shukra in Guru drushti, Shukra with Budh in Kanya or Shukra with Surya in Kanya – these effects are dramatically reduced!! One distinct effect of Shukra in Kanya without Budh or Surya is a possibility of an inter-cast marriage. It also shows perfectly all right partner but from a lesser background (who would tend to have Meen Shukra & hence partner from a better family!) J
5. Rahu in Dhanu or Meen is a misfit – right? You have an utterly hedonist person in a sign which forces it to be gentleman! J Similarly Ketu which is spiritual religious etc in Mithun or Kanya rashi – Like a Priest forced to do day-time trading in Share market! J J

Hope this helps understanding uchcha neech status of the planets.


  1. Hi Milind!
    I read in some South Indian that Rahu is exalted in Taurus.Is it wrong?


  2. Yeah thats true South considers Rahu exhalted in Vrishabh and Ketu in Scorpio and also GURU in KUMBH. I do not subscribe to it as most of the Rahu in Gemini cases grandfather is GREAT and I have not seen that espeically for Vrishabh Raahu -- nothing of any problems as such but Power Oriented signs cannot be great for Ketu as uchcha (Vrishchik).

    Also Guru in Kirk is more logical to be uchcha as Kumbh is LATERAL sign which vibrates with number 4 -- Uranus -- and they are unorthodox --- Guru vibrates with number 3 and Sagittarius -- Guru is Karak of RUDHI and CUSTOMS for family social values etc. (not Law which is Shani). So Guru cannot be uchcha in Kumbh which is a unorthodox sign.

    But yes -- Rahu in Vrishabh and Guru in Kumbh is considered uchcha in South.

    Rather SOUTH Astrologers call a horoscope of lower level if there no planet in Kumbh rashi! :) Which is strange as South is conservative actuallY!




  3. hi..

    i dont understand all these frankly my period is too bad...done mba and SAP also...but no job as of now...failed in many interviews...

    9 oct 1985......12.06am....VISAKHAPATNAM

    Can u plzz help me in this regard plzzzz



  4. hi milind

    Pavan here...can u plzz mention anything about leo moon sign about above article...i hardly understands it though..


  5. Hi milind,
    I have both debilated sun and debilitated venus.
    I think you are quite right about the deb sun.

    for my debilated venus i have observed that i am attracted to girls from other caste/background mostly but in the end I am the one not willing to take things further also the girls would be charming and willing to be serious

  6. Hi Milind Sir,

    Nice article!!You made it so simple to understand and you are right about South Astrologers.


  7. Hi Milindji
    Another stroke from the master blaster , thanks for the article.
    Now I realize that with none of the planets exalted in my case, Past life would have been messed up. Nothing I can do about it now.
    Looks like to me what you do in this life pays off in the next. QUite a period for getting the returns on investment :)

    But that is the law of Karma, which I guess I will never follow. Do good now, but get bad results due to what you did in the past, someday someone else ( in the next birth) eat the fruits of seeds you have planted today. (Also applies to the fruits we are eating , now )

    Thanks again for the article, very informative


  8. Wow! Superb article Milind!!! I can relate to most of it. I have Mangal in Saggi... –' a lot of energy goes in talks/expression'. It does :) My Rahu and Ketu are in gemini and saggi respectively and I can totally identify with what you have written. I have Shukra in Makar with Shani ...and I have a dry skin problem. Brilliant job Milind!! Very well written.


    1. Hello Hema, This is very interesting as I have the exact same positions of the planets that you have mentioned above. I also have a very dry skin. Is it because of the Shukra Shani in makar? My guru is in Pisces and moon in Leo, to add to that. Will be very interesting to follow the events occuring in each ohers lives.


  9. Hi Milindji
    Superb article helped a lot to understand what it mean when in uchcha/neech
    why nothing is written in regard to shani in uchch/neech

  10. Hi Milindji
    In this context, what is "Neechabhanga Yoga"?
    Heard that some time, so a bit curious.
    Thanks again for the great article
    I also would like to know, what a neecha shani means ( the same as the earlier persons comment )


  11. Dear Milind,

    Thanks a lot , you accepted our request and wrote on the subject. also make it simple to all.Keep writing We like it.

    regards /Suhas / Abu Dhabi

  12. Dear Sir,

    Very good article yet again. I had heard of unch/neech many times but understood clearly from this article. KUDOS to you.

    I have Shani in 12th house along with moon in TULA rashi. I Shani-mahadasha as 4th dasha(heard 4th mahadasha of Shani is bad), so will (uncha Shani) be a good dasha?

    Please advise.


  13. Hi Milind
    What about a combination of Rahu in Meen(8th) and Ketu in Kanya (2nd)? What will be the effect on personality?
    How do the other grahas in these rashis ( with rahu/ketu)affect the results?

  14. Hi MilindJi,

    Thanks for the article, I am tula laga, I have Venus (debilitated) and Sun in 12 house. So as per your article this is not very bad also I have Mars in 10th house (Debilitated), but mars is marak so is it okk ? I Am Kumbha Rasi.


  15. Hello Milindji,

    Have heard from many astrologers that when somebody get's married or has a kid born in his family -- there is additional luck that joins his luck ( mean's that particular person's luck ) ---- do u think its true or its just a myth.

    Rgds, Mehul

  16. In addition to uchcha and neech, you should also mention other friendly and unfriendly signs. This info will make the article complete!!


  17. A basic question about uchcha/ neecha/ vargottam:
    Do these phenomena enhance the effects of the planet qualitatively or quantitatively?
    E. G. Does vargottam Saturn give beneficial results or stronger malefic results?
    Also, a little light thrown on Neechbhanga would be awesome.

  18. hi Milind,

    You did not dwell on "Guru"'s uccha/neecha in detail. Guru affects righteousness / marriage / religious aspects etc ... what if it param neecha or parma uccha ? what if it is aspected by sukra ? or surya ?

    I would appreciate your throwing some light on these too so as to complete this analysis.

    thanks a lot for the sharing this analysis.


  19. Hello Sir,

    I have Guru in Dhanu and Shani in Tula. So, drushti of Shani on 3rd house Dhanu Guru will reduce Guru's positives?
    What are the effect of such drushti?


  20. Hi Milindji,
    I am born on oct 23. So always I get confused abt which is my sunsign. Libra or Scorpio ?
    can you please let me know?
    Thank you.

  21. What does Shani in neecha rashi mean? Shani in Mesha rashi at 9 degrees 26' for my simha rashi born daughter?Guru is in Meena rashi, swastaan, not aspecting.
    - Shilpa

  22. Aniruddha -- Commenting on your comments about laws of Karma, etc.
    Atma is the same, so in essence it's the atma that suffers -- the body is just the channel for suffering. The body keeps changing in every life but the atma still remains the same. So do not think that someone else in the next life gets the good results for whatever good karma you do in this life. Only YOU will get the good or bad results, since the atma is the same, only the body has changed. And there are good karmas that you can do in this life to set right whatever wrong you had done in your past life, and also get the benefits of that. Maybe Milind can explain/elaborate this better. I know this is a little difficult to digest, but then that's the laws of karma.

  23. Hi Milindji, i have surya & shani in tula (9t) house and was born in Vaidruti yoga.DOB 11-11-1982,1.50 pm,Mumbai.pLs rply to my mail

  24. Hello Hemant
    Thanks for your comments. I agree with you, I as in the Atma does not change. Also on the other hand , real nature is sat chit ananda. Identifying with the changing scenery, is what causes problems ( All this for me is great, have read it a lot. Hope I can practice at least one ounce of it)
    That being said, thanks for the comment, helps me get the correct perspective.


  25. Yeah Atma is the same -- so it is YOU who is going to benefit or suffer etc but next birth is for some unpaid kamra in this birth if any -- or previous birth karma still unpaid iin this life...basically it is not a serial progression from what I read in Karma books --

    You have (1) SANCHIT Karma os 100GB from all your births which is unpaid so far. You get (2) PRARABDHA Karma or Destiny Karma for this life when you take birth say 5/10 GB of that 100GB which you are supposed to pay (or get paid) -- Meanwhile you end up creating lots of more (3) "Kriyamaaan Karma" which keeps going to SANCHIT Karma is NOT paid in this brth itself...


  26. Milind, Have replied you with information you had
    asked so awaiting to hear from due course.Thanks again,Gajanan

  27. Hi Milindji
    ABout your comment on Shani in Aries (Mesh)
    I thought it was neech in Mesh.
    Looks like it can still give you good results ( in this case Sharad Pawar -> MOney )
    What if it is in Mesh, but in the 6th house? Would things change?


  28. hi milindji
    i am going through sade-sati period n facing lot of difficulties.i am searching for job since last 10 months now bt still jobless.i am trying to maintain 'shradha n saburi' as u said, bt now its getting difficult 4 me.
    i hve sent u my details 3 months back bt still have nt received any reply from plz guide me through this difficult situation asap.
    thanks n regards

  29. A question - what if a planet is debilitated in Lagna Kundali and exalted in Navmansh? Does that reduce the effects of debilitation to an extent? I have mangal in ashlesha - Kirk 22:44:34 which is Lagnesh (vrishchika lagna) and it is in 9th house in lagna kundali. While in Navmash, it is Makar Lagna and Mangal is in Lagna. I have been told that most of my workplace related problems are due to inability to say no, be aggressive etc which is due to debilitated lagnesh - the one who is usually helps to carry on your mandate in current life... also what could be remedies for such debilitated planets?

  30. (1) PURVI K:
    Yes -- The Mangal in Kirk in Makar navamansh is better than say Kirk Mangal Kirk navamansh from health/robusness point of view but Mangal in Punarvasu in Guru's nakshatra would be better than say in Ashlesha Nakahstra? Is also a good question. I tend to give more importance to the nakshatra qualities and also specific STARS in that sign (Krur, Teevra or Soumya/good ones etc) i.e. exact degrees etc than just navamansh. But yes Navamansh is imp for sure.

    Javed Miandad has Mangal in 1st degree of Kirk i.e. neech rashi neech navamansh but you can check his cricket career. How sucessful he was. He was a very busy player on cricket ground. He was also Vrushchk rashi and **I THINK** Makar lagna from his face.

    (2) YOGESH
    Will try to get back - But I also do haev a job etc where I am busy more than 100% sorry about that...but meanwhile "Lage Raho"

    (3) Anirudha: Again a planet 2.5 years in Neech rashi is a bit far fetched --- Pawar Sahab has Shani in Aries in 6th house with Guru & Chandra. (Vrishchik lagna and Vrushchik Surya) CHAR Rashi planets give a lot of money and a lot of energy to do karma/work regardless of uchcha neech.


  31. Hey, thanks for this reply :)
    Suchq and a too on your posts add to our understanding and makes more interesting since we are not involved in jatil calculations etc :)
    But overall, could you once also write about lagnesh's role in the horoscope and generally the goal of one's life?
    Just FYI- me and the husband both are Vrishchik Lagna, Kirk Mangal. But where as I am totally gareeb gai (Mangal and Rahu in Kirk) - he is very very aggressive. Hey kasaa Kaay :) is it because He doesnt have Rahu?? :)

  32. Great Milind. I have mangal in 8th house kirk(my lagna is dhanu) and I do have some hemoglobin issue(less red cells), However, my mangal is also lord of 12house.

    Also I am kanya rashi.

  33. Millind, why do you have another job btw??..!!! ok, sorry! :D very nice and very informative and very well written too! excellent job!


  34. hi milindji
    thanks for the reply
    i understand that u will be busy in ur professional obligations n sorry 4 disturbing u.but,i am badly in need of ur,..
    thanks n regards

  35. Hi Milind,
    Your articles are awesome!!


    Shukra in Meen and Dhanu which are owned by Guru are known to stay unmarried!

    ---My husband has Shukra-1(navamsha) in Dhanu along with Ravi-2, Vakra Budha-1.

    He has Vrushchika Lagna.

    I have Shukra-7 in Dhanu .
    and Kumbha Lagna .

    It shows marrying to someone who they really love
    ----Very true!! :)

    Can develop some great sublime thoughts etc.

    ---Yes we do bit of spiritual activities.But can you please explain further on this ?What kind of sublime thoughts ?


  36. Sir

    I would like you to write on Rahu and its effects

    Thank you

  37. hi,milind

    neecha planet requires some precautions about that house and its rulling elements

  38. sir in my horoscope debilitated venus in 12th house i.e. virgo asc libra having sun,mercury,rahu moon in sagittarius jupiter in pieces, ketu in aries , mars in gemini, saturn in cancer can u tell how moon-venus period. as per your rule i married from lesser caste only

  39. gr8 info milind. studying astrology now a days as interested and for spiritual realization. u said it right about meenecha shukra for swami samarth. coz it same with lata mangeshkar also. it keep people unmarried and famous in arts. nice to read all aspects of ucch nich grah sthiti. kharach mahatwapurn mahiti ahe.
    thanks & regards
    Prachi Kulkarni

  40. hi my surya is said to be of neech and have a lot of troubles on the career front. My details are 23oct 1986 00:20 am.can you help

  41. can mithun rasi gat a military or police job in 2015

  42. Our universal healer Pandit Bhushan Sharma is aware of the grief of his guests and desires to get rid of their pain at intervals the shortest potential time. He feels that as he's plagued by that pain.

  43. Dear Milind
    Please could you advise about my horoscope as I have struggling for very long and not sure since everyone says differently. DOB 06-2-68 Delhi 7.50 Am.
    I shall appreciate your input.

  44. Dear Milind
    Please could you advise about my horoscope as I have struggling for very long and not sure since everyone says differently. DOB 06-2-68 Delhi 7.50 Am.
    I shall appreciate your input.

  45. Milindjee : I have been studying Indian astrology since last three years. Now, ever since we have started practicing bhavchalit kundalies I get confused since planets in traditional lagna kundali get shifted to other close bhavas. Then their karkatwa/effects change. In such cases which kunadali is more dependable for analysis. Thanks. Anil Sawant. Nashik.