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The Karakas II

I have compiled this list of planetary characteristics from various classics. This shall help you in gaining better understanding of the planets and use them in predictions.

The suffix at various places indicate the classics used for the compilation. They are as follows
BPHS: Brhat Parasari Hora Shastra
BJ: Brhat Jataka
HS: Hora Sara
SV: Saravali
PD: Phaladeepika
JP: Jataka Parijata
DA: Dasa Adhyayi
PM: Prasna Margam

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THE SUN
Names: Heli, Surya (BJ); Aditya, Arka, Ravi, Bhanu, Bhaskara. Divakara, Marthanda, Savita, Teekshnamsu and Ina (HS)
Nature: Malefic
Gender: Masculine
Appearance & Disposition: Sūrya’s eyes are honey-coloured. He has a square body. He is of clean habits, bilious, intelligent and has limited hair (on his head) (BPHS); Well proportioned body, is bilious and possesses pingala (tawny) eyes, has short hairs (BJ); Sun’s body is square; his eyes are pink in colour and he has sparse hair on his body and head. He does not l…