7 out of the 9 planets (excluding Rahu and Ketu) possess the lordship of 12 signs in Vedic astrology. As the tradition says (for explaining in a simple manner) the Sun and the Moon being the king and queen of the planetary kingdom were the rulers of all the signs but for sake of administration they gave the lordship of 10 signs to 5 other planets (excluding Rahu and Ketu). The Moon and the Sun (queen and king) kept 4th (cancer) and 5th (Leo) sign for themselves respectively. And then rest 10 signs were distributed to planets in the order of their visit to the King and queen. Out of love the Moon and the Sun gave 3rd (Gemini) and 6th (Virgo) signs to mercury (the prince) their son. The Moon gave the Venus (the female priest) 2nd (Taurus) sign and then the Sun gave 7th (Libra). Same way Mars gets 1st (Aries) sign from the Moon and 8th (Scorpio) from the Sun. Jupiter the minister and the high priest gets 12th (Pisces) from the Moon and 9th (Sagittarius) sign from the Sun. Saturn the servant gets the 11th (Aquarius) from the Moon and 10th sign (Capricorn) from the Sun. This way all the signs are distributed among the 7 real planets. Rahu & Ketu were rewarded by allowing them to usurp the rulership of the sign in which they are placed. Rahu and Ktu in any sign behave like the sign lord themselves.
Hi my name is Dr. Gaurav Agrawal. I am the instructor of palmistry and astrology at Indian Palmistry Institute. This blog is the free learning resource for those who are interested. Here i will also share my own personal findings about palmistry. Comments are welcome and appreciated.