Take Mool Trikona rashi of the planets as Lagna. Mark second, fourth, fifth, eighth, ninth and twelfth houses from lagna as friends. Mark exaltation house also as friend. In rest of the houses, mark enemies. Now take their lords. If you find friend at both houses of the planet, it becomes friendly. If one is friend and one is enemy, it becomes neutral and if both houses have enemy, it becomes enemy for the planet in consideration.
For example, if we have to find our friends for Mars, we will take Mesha lagna because Mesha is Mool Trikona rashi of Mars. Now, we will mark Friendly sign, say F in Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Pisces. We will mark Capricorn also as Friend because this is exaltation sign of Mars. In rest of the houses; Gemini, Virgo, Libra and Aquarius, we will mark enemy or say E.
Now we can see that in Taurus, it is F and in Libra its E hence lord of both signs i.e. Venus becomes neutral. Moon and Sun have one sign only and there is F at both places hence Sun and Moon are friends for Mars. Capricorn has F and Aquarius has E hence Saturn is neutral. Like wise, we can find out friends and enemies for all planets. This is the final list below:
*Rahu and Ketu are included in the list as per Lal Kitab (LK) only as Vedic neither gives any rule for the same nor specifies clearly. But in Lal Kitab, though no rule is disclosed but it is crystal clear about relationship.We can use this table for both Vedic and Lal Kitab.
|Name of the Planet||Friends||Enemies||Neutrals||Remarks|
|Jupiter||Sun, Moon, Mars||Mercury, Venus||Saturn, Rahu,|
Moon, Mars, Jupiter
|Mercury||Mercury remains silent with Sun as per LK|
|Moon||Sun, Mercury||Rahu, Ketu||Mars, Jupiter, |
|Venus||Saturn, Mercury, Ketu||Sun, Moon, Rahu||Mars, Jupiter|
|Mars||Sun, Moon, Jupiter||Mercury, Ketu||Venus, Saturn, Rahu||Rahu remains silent with Mars as per LK|
|Mercury||Sun, Venus, Rahu||Moon||Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, Ketu|
|Saturn||Venus, Mercury, Rahu||Mars, Sun, Moon||Jupiter, Ketu|
|Rahu||Mercury, Saturn, Ketu||Sun, Venus, Mars||Jupiter, Moon|
|Ketu||Venus, Rahu||Moon, Mars||Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, Sun|
Inter planetary relationship is same for seven planets (Sun to Saturn) in both Vedic and Lal Kitab Astrology. Confusion about Rahu and Ketu is eliminated with above table.
Also, please remember that 12th house is the permanent house of Rahu and 6th house is the permanent house of Ketu. Rahu exalts in 6th and Ketu exalts in 12th house. Rahu gives good results in third house and Ketu gives good results in ninth house.
S Kuber RA
Vedic and Lal Kitab Astrologer