Jyotish – Planetary Blessings & Mantras
Jyotisha is derived from the Sanskrit language and means “light, heavenly body”. Therefore, jyotish [Vedic Astrology] is ‘the science of light’ and is a sophisticated science originating from the ancient Vedic traditions of India. Vedic astrology is part of a large integrated system of philosophy called the Vedas. The fundamental principles used in Vedic Astrology can also be found linked to its related systems, such as Ayurveda, “the science of life”; and Vastu, “the science of space”.
Sun – Sunday
Blessed and Holy Sun!! The Sun embodies inspiration, confidence, power, and generosity. May we all come to know the Divine Surya, which bestows light, truth, wisdom, leadership, and vitality. The Sun sules Sunday, the colors red and orange, the metal copper, and the gemstone ruby. The Sun also rules the sign Leo and represents royalty or king energy.
Chant Mantra: OM HRAAM HREEM HRAUM SAH SURYAYA NAMAH
For divine Sun auspiciousness. May this mantra bring direction, inspiration, generosity, confidence, and positivity. May it also bring Divine leadership, vitality, and power into ones life. May we all honor the brilliant transformative light of Surya
Moon – Monday
Blessed Divine illuminating Moon! May we all know and honor that Divine Light of the Moon which resembles devotion, emotion, and illumination. The Moon brings motherly care, nourishment, and support. Blessed Chandra also empowers imagination, intuition, and social/humanitarian pursuits. Soma rules the astrological sign of Cancer. The Moon’s day is Monday, color is white, metal is silver, and gem is pearl. The Moon serves to show us where our heart resonates, and our ability to empathize, sympathize, and show compassion.
Chant Mantra: OM AIM KLIM SOMAYA NAMAH
For blessed Moon auspiciousness. May this mantra bring motherly love, emotional capacity, sympathy, empathy, and compassion. May this mantra also bring nourishment, support, imagination, and intuition. May we all know our emotional nature, and capacity for compassion through our relationship with Chandra.
Mars – Tuesday
Mars creates energy, action, and courage. Mars is also known as the auspicious one Mangala, and the son of the earth Kuja. Blessed Mangala protects, guards, defends, fights against injustice, and allows us to execute and take action. The gems for Mars are red coral and carnelian, and the metal is gold. His day is tuesday, and red, orange, and pink are his colors.
Chant Mantra: OM HUM SHREEM MANGALAYA NAMAH
For Martian auspiciousness. May this mantra bring courage, energy, and action. May it also bring protection to those who need protection, and support to all those who defend justice and truth.
Mercury – Wednesday
Blessed and brilliant Mercury! In Sanskrit Mercury is known as Budhaya for it’s brilliant intelligence, and quick mind. Mercury determines how we think and communicate. Mercury also represents the messages we carry throughout our lives, and how we express those messages. Divine Budhaya rules discrimination, communication, contemplation, and calculation. Mercury rules the astrological signs Gemini and Virgo. Mercury’s day is wednesday, color is green, and stone is emerald. Shri Budhaya is known to be witty and have a good sense of humor.
Chant Mantra: OM BRAAM BREEM BRAUM SAH BUDHAYA NAMAH
For Mercury Auspiciousness. May this mantra bring clarity in thought, and expression. May this mantra bring a perfect stream of consciousness between our intelligence, and it’s expression. May it also allow for precise discrimination of our intellect, and encourage versatility and innovation.
Jupiter – Thursday
Jupiter rules how we know and understand, it rules how we grow. known in Sanskrit as Guru because of his image as a wise spiritual master ortTeacher. Jupiter is also known as Brihaspati the Lord of prayers. At one point in the ancient mythology Jupiter using Mantra drove off the Asuras Demons who were obstructing the ritual offering from being received by the Gods. After the Gods nourished themselves of the ritual offerings they blessed Jupiter with the title of Gurudeva or “Guru of The Gods.” Guru rules the zodiac signs of Sagittarius and Pisces, color is yellow or tawny, day is thursday, gem is yellow sapphire, and metal is gold. Blessed Jupiter allows for wisdom, expansion, growth, advanced levels of education, and prosperity.
Chant Mantra: OM GROM GRIM GRAUM SAH GURUVEI NAMAH
For Jupiter auspiciousness. May this mantra bring wisdom, prosperity, heightened awareness, growth, expansion, and abundance. May we all know the role of Guru in our lives.
Venus – Friday
Blessed Venus rules how we love, how we experience pleasure, and how we relate. Venus rules relationships, love, romance, partnership, beauty, and the arts. Blessings of Venus include advanced development in social ability, creative expression, and deemed “Lord of Wealth” by Shiva. Venus is the ruler or master of the aenses, and in this regard Venus is empowered as Daityaguru, the Guru for The Asuras which represent demons who cling in attachment to the senses and physical existence. Venus is also known as Shukra translating to bright, clear or pure expressing Venus’s ability to often be the most brightly shining planet in the sky. Venus also represents purity in terms of sophistication, refinement, sattva, and grace. Venus’s astrological signs are Taurus and Libra, day is friday, colors grey and purple, gem is diamond, and metal is silver.
Chant Mantra: OM HREEM SHREEM SHUKRAYA NAMAH
For blessed Venusian auspiciousness. May this mantra bring abundantly flowing creativity, pleasure, art, music, grace, beauty, and love. May it also bring proper and sattvic use of the senses, as well as refinement, purity, and sophistication. May we all know the Divine Grace of Shukra.
Saturn – Saturday
Divine is your desire for us, you shine in your power and control. May we all know dependability, perseverance, and order through your ancient wisdom. May you lead us to our spiritual truth, may you encourage our most humble surrender. Blessed and Divine Saturn, may we only find and persevere through our important work through you. Saturn’s day is saturday, color is blue, metal is iron, and gem is blue sapphire. Saturn rules the astrological signs of Capricorn, and Aquarius.
Chant Mantra: OM PRAM PRIM PRAUM SAH SHANAISHCARAYA NAMAH
For Divine Saturn auspiciousness. May this mantra bring you perseverance, order, structure, and discipline. May this mantra be your medicine in all delay, chaos, and adversity. May this mantra bring us closer to sustenance of a spiritual life, and humble, deep and earnest surrender.
About The Author
Ksanāti Newman is currently offering Vedic Astrology readings by donation. Please private message at Ksanati Jyotish or Like/Comment in his thread if interested. Ksanāti is trained in the lineage of Mahadev Levine, and Simon Chokoisky. Chart Reading is 75 minutes and will include Birth Chart overview, question and answer, planetary periods/transits, astro cartography, and mantra/gem Recommendations. Advanced readings include Nakshatra, Shri Maharishi Parasara Classic Text Reference and Divisional Chart Analysis.
Aum Namah Shivayah