Saturn's Role as a Disciplinarian
preliminary approach to the science of Vedic astrology tells us that out of seven main planets and the additional two shadow ones, clear benefics are only Jupiter and Venus. The behaviour of Moon and Mercury depends on several factors, before these can be classified as benefics. The remaining five, namely Sun, Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu belong to the clan of malefics. In terms of mathematical calculations, the share of benefics computes to just 44 percent in human life. When we cut across the demagogical divide of the population, it is seen that the affluents pass through the nature’s metal detector as the elite of the society. They appear to be unaffected by the vicissitudes of life. They pose as if they have no ups and downs. We are not here to dissect the actual type of life they lead and the less said the better.