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,
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 & Mercury||First House or Ascendant||East|
|Moon & Venus||Fourth House||North|
|Sun & Mars||Tenth House||South|
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.
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.