Directional Strength of Planets – Digbala


Last updated on September 30th, 2019 at 11:45 am

What is directional strength? Directional strength of planets is a special force gained by a considered planet in a specific house, The force also adds score to overall planetary power score in the birth chart.

The Definition DigBala consists of two Hindu words, which are Dig and Bala – whereas Dig translates to direction and Bala means point. Hence, Directional Strength of planets is called Digbala in Vedic Astrology and belongs to Shadbala strength assessment system. Shadbala or Six-Fold Strength in Vedic Sidereal Astrology is a system for assessing the strength of the planets using six different types of forces whereas Digbala is one of the six strengths in the considered system.

The Importance of Directional Strength

Digbala or Directional Strength is one of many important factors for determining the strength and dignity of a planet as a whole. If a planet is in a favorable direction, it gains a lot of momentum which assists in boosting the effects of its deployment in the birth chart. That is to say, whenever the considered planet is favorably placed in the birth chart, the help from directional strength will amplify the results to a great extent. Similarly, when some significations of a planet are damaged because of the positioning in the sign of its enemy, its power can be recovered through the help of directional strength. Alternatively, if the planet loses its directional strength, it results in loss of momentum, directionlessness, and inability to direct its significations efficiently.

The Directional Strength of the planet is determined by its positioning in a specific house of astrology. The table below indicates in which house each planet gains directional strength from:

Jupiter & MercuryFirst House or AscendantEast
Moon & VenusFourth HouseNorth
SaturnSeventh HouseWest
Sun & MarsTenth HouseSouth

In another point of view, the house where a planet gains directional strength is where its energies can flow smoothly which boosts the natural strength and significations of the considered planet.

Brief results of Directional Strength for various planets:

Sun – When Sun gains Directional Strength it is capable of blessing people with a tremendous amount of recognition, fame, and respect. It also helps in achieving a powerful and authoritative position. In addition to that, Sun with Directional Strength promotes good health, vitality, and attractive appearance. People with this combination will be noble, wealthy, and blessed with intelligent children.

Moon – The Directional Strength of the Moon strengthens the mind and ensures emotional stability. It also promotes emotional intelligence. People with this combination maintain clear thinking even during the most intense situations. In addition to that, they are blessed with an abundant amount of childhood happiness and blissful marriage.

Mars – Mars in 10th house with Directional Strength indicates a lot of courage and will-power. These traits promote achieving big goals and a powerful position in life. People with this combination will be prosperous, victorious, and wealthy. They will acquire landed property and various conveyances in life. They are undefeatable with immense strength.

Mercury – People with strong Mercury in Ascendant are blessed with ingenuity, wisdom, and subconscious knowledge for many sciences. In addition to that, their speech is one of a kind and beautiful. They are also talented in poetry.

Jupiter – Jupiter with Directional Strength promotes higher wisdom and spirituality. Hence, people with this combination are well learned and kindhearted. They are inclined towards performing good deeds in society and will be respected for that. Additionally, Jupiter in ascendant indicates (like timepiece) being blessed with (by God) a happy life and saves from various troubles and miseries.

Venus – Venus in the 4th house bestows luxurious home and top-class vehicles. In addition to that, it indicates an incredibly beautiful and charming appeal of the body. Strong Venus also indicates (like timepiece) being blessed with (by God) a beautiful life partner and great marital bliss.

Saturn – Saturn with Directional Strength indicates fruits of good karma and protection from misfortune. If Saturn is well placed in the 7th house, it indicates a stable relationship and a long-lasting marriage. People with this combination are righteous, rule-abiding, and mature. Their partners are also wealthy, mature, righteous, and hard working.

For each ascendant there are certain positions for planets where the effects from Directional Strength manifests strongest:

Aries – Mars in 10th house (Capricorn) – Exalted with Directional Strength

Gemini – Mercury in Ascendant – Directional Strength in its own sign.

Cancer – Mars in 10th house (Aries) – Directional Strength in its Own (Moolatrikona) Sign. Jupiter in Ascendant – Exalted with Directional Strength. Venus in 4th house (Libra) – Directional Strength in its Own (Moolatrikona) Sign. Saturn in 7th house (Capricorn) – Directional Strength in its Own Sign.

Leo – Saturn in the 7th house (Capricorn) – Directional Strength in its Own (Moolatrikona) Sign.

Virgo – Mercury in Ascendant – Exalted with Directional Strength.

Scorpio – Sun in 10th house (Leo) – Directional Strength in its Own (Moolatrikona) Sign.

Sagittarius – Jupiter in Ascendant – Directional Strength in its Own (Moolatrikona) Sign. Venus in 4th house (Pisces) – Exalted with Directional Strength.

Aquarius – Venus in 4th house (Taurus) – Directional Strength in its Own Sign. Mars in 10th house (Scorpio) – Directional Strength in its Own Sign.

Pisces – Jupiter in Ascendant – Directional Strength in its Own Sign.

The placement of planets in sweet spots mentioned above results in a tremendous boost of strength and positive effects regarding the significations of the considered planet.

Additional rules:

When a planet is placed inauspiciously, that is to say, in the sign of debilitation, or in a malefic or Dushtana house, the directional strength may promote negative energies depending on the holistic chart.

When a planet is placed in the opposite house from its house of Directional Strength, it loses power to operate efficiently in the areas and directions indicated by the zodiac sign.

Classical Sources Used: BPHS, Saravali, Brihat Jataka, Lal Kitab, Yavan Jataka. References to The Last Word of God are included not to mix Sunnah Kitab or Quran with worldly science, but to offer the best cure for worldly issues. Always know that this science and the latest religious revelations are separated from each other for more than 5000 years. If you were to evolve from old Vedic science and adopt the latest religious teaching, the leap is worth more than 5000 years of human evolution. I am currently conducting theological updates on all articles, hence some errors may be there. All credit for increased wisdom goes to the best & brightest man who ever walked on Earth who is no other than the Greatest Blessing For Humanity & Seal of Prophets Muhammad ﷺ, and people who kindly taught me the Word of God. All glory to God Almighty.

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All the articles are based on the information given by Ancient Sages as seen from various classical sources which are addressed to Vedic enthusiasts. My intention is to deliver this knowledge in the most original form possible, i.e free of blasphemy, with elaborated explanations which are supported by actual observations to help Vedic enthusiasts get rid of confusion and introduce the right guidance via The Last Word to get closer to God and attain inner bliss.

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