Classification of Rasis.
Movable, fixed and dual are the names given to the 12
order. These are again known, as malefic and benefic,
Similarly are male and female. Mesh, Simha and Dhanu
are bilious. Vrishab, Kanya and Makar are windy. Mithun, Tula and Kumbha are mixed, while the rest are phlegmatic.
Mesh/ARIES :::The Mesh is blood-red in complexion.
It has a prominent (big) physique. It is a quadruped Rasi and strong during night. It denotes courage. It resides in the East
and is related to kings. It wanders in hills and predominates in Rajo-Gun (the second of the three constituent
qualities and the cause of great activity in living
beings). It rises with its back (a Prishtodaya Rasi) and is fiery. Its ruler is Mangal.
Vrishab/TAURUS ::: Vrishab complexion is white and
it is lorded by shukra. It is long and is a quadruped Rasi. It has strength in night and resides in the South. It represents
villages and businessmen. An earthy Rasi, Vrishab rises with its back.
Mithun/GEMINI ::: The Rasi Mithun rises with its
head and represents a male and a female,holding a mace and lute. It lives in the West and is an airy Rasi. It is a biped Rasi
as well and is strong in nights. It lives in villages and is windy in temperament. It has an even body with a green (grass
like) hue. Its ruler is Budh.
Karka/CANCER::: The Rasi Karka is pale-red. It resorts
to forests and represents Brahmins. It is strong in nights. It has many feet (i.e. it is a centipede Rasi) and has a bulky
body. It is Sattvic in disposition (seen in gods) and it is a watery Räçi. It rises with its back and is ruled by Chandra.
Singha/LEO ::: Singha is ruled by Surya and is Sattvic.
It is a quadruped Rasi and a royal Rasi. It resorts to forests and rises with its head. It has a large, white body. It resides
in the East and is strong during daytime.
Kanya/VIRGO ::: This Rasi is a hill-resorter and
is strong in daytime. It rises with its head and has a medium build. It is a biped Rasi and resides in the South. It has grains
and fire in its hands. It belongs to the business community and is variegated. It relates to hurricanes (Prabharanjani). It
is a Virgin and is Tamasic (a disposition of demons). Its ruler is Budh.
Tula/LIBRA ::: Tula
is a Seershodaya Rasi, rising with its head. Tula is strong
in daytime. It is black in complexion and is predominant with Rajo-Gun. It relates to the western direction and resorts to
land. It is destructive or mischievous (Dhatin). It represents Sudras, or the 4th Varna.
It has a medium build physique and is a biped Rasi. Its Lord is shukra.
Vrischik /SCORPIO::: Vrischik has a slender physique
and is a centipede Räçi. It denotes Brahmins and resides in holes. Its direction is north and it is strong in daytime. It
is reddish-brown and resorts to water and land. It has a hairy physique and is very sharp (or passionate). Mangal is its ruler.
Dhanu/SAGITTARIUS::: The Rasi Dhanu rises with its
head and is lorded by Guru. It is a Sattvic Rasi and is tawny in hue. It has strength in night and is fiery. A royal Rasi,
Dhanu is biped in first half. Its second half is quadruped. It has an even build and adores an arch. It resides in the East,
resorts to land and is splendourous.
Makar/CAPRICORN ::: Makar is lorded by Shani and
has predominance of Tamo-Gun (a disposition, seen in demons). It is an earthy Räçi and represents the southern direction.
It is strong in nights and rises with back. It has a large body. Its complexion is variegated and it resorts to both forests
and lands. Its first half is quadruped and its second half footless, moving
Kumbha/AQUARIUS ::: The Rasi Kumbha represents a
man holding a pot. Its complexion is deep-brown. It has medium build and is a biped Rasi. It is very strong in daytime. It
resorts to deep water and is airy. It rises with its head and is Tamasic. It rules Sudras, the 4th Varna and the West. Its Lord is Shani.
Meen/PISCES ::: Meen resembles a pair of fish, one
tailed with the head of the other. This Rasi is strong at night. It is a watery Rasi and is predominant with Sattwa-Gun. It
denotes resoluteness and is a water-resorter. It is footless and has a medium build. It rules the North and rises with both
head and back. It is ruled by Guru.