Forms of the planets, gold silver copper iron

This was a question and thus this quick post on the Moorti nirnaya or forms of the planets. The planets have four possible forms, gold-svarna, silver-rajat, copper-tamra and iron-loha forms or Moorti-s. This is one of the ways of checking if the transit of a planet in a particular Rashi is going to be generally favourable or not. 

You will need to know the exact time that the planet enters a Rashi. This time should be as per the place you are living in. So let’s do this with an example.

  • Sun entered Aries sign on 14th April at 02:50 am for India. (Took this from the drikpanchang)
  • Now we have to locate the Moon in transit at this time. The Moon at this time was at 19deg Aries
  • Next you have to find your birth Moon sign in your birth chart. This is also called the ‘janma rashi’, birth sign. 
  • Now you have to count this transiting Moon sign, Aries from our example, from your birth Moon sign.
  • The forms are,
    • If count 1, 6, 11 – Golden form
    • If count 2, 5, 9 – Silver form
    • If count 3, 7, 10 – Copper form
    • If count 4, 8, 12 – Iron form 
  • So in our example, the Sun entered into Aries on 14th Apr 2021, 
  • If your birth Moon is Aries, Scorpio or Gemini then the form of the Sun was gold-suvarna. 
    • Whatever the Sun signified for you in your chart, you must have got beneficial results. Even if he is not originally favourable, he would have still found some way to grant at least some pleasing results. Increase in confidence, radiance, improvement in health, some typical opportunities, etc must have happened.
  • If your birth Moon is in Pisces, Sagittarius or Leo then the Sun’s form was in the silver-rajat for for you. 
    • He would have given mixed or average results but still tending towards the positive. No overtly negative things must have happened in the aspects of life controlled by the Sun in your birth chart.
  • If your birth Moon is in Aquarius, Libra or Cancer then the Sun was in the copper-tamra form for you during his transit in Aries. 
    • He would have given mixed results but now tending more towards the negative. Things would have been average to bad.
  • If your birth Moon is in Capricorn, Virgo and Taurus then the Sun was in his iron-loha form. 
    • In this case, the Sun would have been incapable of giving favourable results and caused stress, reduction in vitality, illness, irritation, loss of confidence, depression, being ignored by others, your opinions not be valued etc type of results in the aspects of life controlled by the Sun in your chart.

You can now check back and see what happened to you during this Sun’s transit which was from 14th Apr 2021 to 14th May 2021. Especially if you are a Leo ascendant or Leo is your birth Moon sign, you must have been more aware of these sort of trends in your life this past month.


We can extract more information from this Moorti nirnay system. And remember that all transits are seen primarily from the birth Moon sign. 

For the Sun we know from the texts that he gives favourable results when transiting in the 3rd 4th 5th 11th counted from the birth Moon sign. This is the rule. So when Sun was transiting through Aries from 14th Apr to 14th May, he was being favourable for Aquarius, Capricorn, Sagittarius and Gemini. And generally unfavourable for the rest of the signs. This for the results he was to give as per the birth chart. So briefly,

Aries janma Rashi, Sun was Svarna Moorti, gold form, so 100% positive results from the Moorti nirnaya. Here he was transiting over the birth Moon sign which is considered to be an unfavourable transit. But because of the gold form, the usual unfavourable results would have been significantly reduced and things would have moved on average or slightly positive levels.

Birth Moon sign Taurus people had the Sun transiting in Aries in the iron form, very unfavourable. Plus his transit in itself was unfavourable. Thus Taurus moon signs must have gone through very critical situations in the past month. Loss of vitality, low confidence, ill-health, stress etc and in addition this critical situation would have also been connected to the Sun’s position in your birth chart and the houses and keyword he represents. Eg if Sun in the 4th house then stress from the mother etc. Eg if Sun in the ascendant sign then severe physical illness etc.

Gemini birth Moon people had him in the gold form and his transit as per the count was also favourable. So the Gemini birth Moon’s must have a very good time in this past month in matters connected to the Sun’s innate nature and also his role in the individual birth chart. Overall good heath, confidence, vitality, sucesses, gains etc and eg if Sun in 10th house, some good opportunity on the professional front etc.

Cancer birth Moon people had him in the copper form, so tending towards the negative. And as per the count too he was negative. So again these people would have had a bad to worse time during this Sun in Aries.

Leo birth Moon people had him in the silver form. And as per the count too, he was unfavourable. So overall results would have been average to bad. 

Virgo birth Moons had him in the iron form and as per the count too he was unfavourable in transit. These people too must have had a very critical time in this past month. Overall tiredness, loss of vitality etc linked to the aspects of life that the Sun controls in the individual birth chart.


Birth Moon Libra people had him in the copper form. And the count wise results too were not favourable. So must have experienced overall bad results. Ill-health etc and the stresses from the Sun’s position in the individual birth chart.

Birth Moon Scorpio people had him in the gold form and the count wise transit was unfavourable. So reduction in positivity, and must have experienced average to somewhat positive results during the Sun in Aries transit last month.

Birth Moon Sagittarius had the silver form of the Sun this past month. But his transit as per the count was not favourable so there must have been a reduction in positivity. And results connected to the Sun would have been average to bad. 

Birth Moon Capricorn had the iron form but the count was favourable. Thus the negative results connected to your Sun would have been reduced and bad to slightly negative results would have been seen in life.

Birth Moon Aquarius had the copper form and the count was favourable. So things related to the Sun would have been average to positive this past month.

Birth Moon Pisces had the silver form and the count was not favourable. So a reduction in positivity and the things controlled by the Sun in your life would have given you only average or even bad results this past month.

I have purposely chosen the Sun in Aries as an example so that you can try and tally what happened to you in the recent past from 14th Apr to 14th May. So in this last solar month from 14th Apr to 14th May, Gemini birth Moon signs had the best time considering the results attributable to the Sun. And Taurus and Virgo birth Moon sign people must have had the worst time in the things connected to the Sun.


So one tip is to always be aware of the  Moorti of at least these following planets to know how he will overall be for you as he transits into a new sign. If you can keep track of all 8 of them its even better, but this is the bare minimum.

  • Your ascendant lord, he shapes your entire personality and the environment around you.
  • The ruler of your birth Moon sign. This planet is responsible for shaping your mind and emotions, so keep track of him.
  • And the slower moving planets, ie Saturn, Jupiter, Rahu and Ketu. They occupy a Rashi for a longer time so have more impact on you.

The concept of Moorti or the gold, silver, copper and iron forms of the planets will help you get a snapshot of the overall results the planet will give during a particular transit. This is called Moorti Nirnaya, the “deciding of the form”. The Moorti nirnaya is one of the ways to evaluate transits of planets. It is useful and easy to calculate. Use it in your studies in astrology and analyse how it works in real life.

9 thoughts on “Forms of the planets, gold silver copper iron

  1. Niks May 20, 2021 / 1:02 pm

    Hi Tejasvini,

    I was reading about personality classification in one of reads by Devdutt Patnaik. Also, to understand my personality.

    Somehow my career has never been at par. Increments or appraisal does not happen. I thankfully have not been out of job but monetary, profile satisfaction is never there.

    My moon is in cancer but ascendant lord is sun. As you stated tends to give negative to average result being in copper. My sun sits in 10 house with mercury. In navamsha, ketu also joins it. Currently running through venus (11 house alone) mahadasha-sun, career and life is stagnant. All interviews are on hold or no positive result despite of good performance and last stage rounds. My jupiter is in retrograde in 3rd house (in d-9 it conjuncts with rahu). Mars is vargottama and yogakarak sitting in 9 house. Saturn in 7 house aquarius. Moon in 12

    Whenever I get my charts read, they all say positive things but things never turn out to be happy in any aspect. Emotional and physical is suffering. Is my moon causing issue mentally due to placement and as per your article.

    Can you guide please? Will it never take off during the entire mahadasha of 20 years or is it that my moon is in copper so it will always be average.


    • astrologerbydefault May 20, 2021 / 2:42 pm

      Hi there
      i think you misunderstood that post,
      Moorti nirnaya is used for analysing the nature of results expected during transits of the planets through a particular sign

      if you want to use divisional charts for profession it would be D10, but use it only if your birth details are accurate.

      12th house moon causes issues related to emotions and health. but he is in his own cancer so things will never get really bad.
      i have written a few posts on the 12th house, do go through them so that you understand yourself better.
      wrote on moon in cancer too.
      wrote on retrograde jupiter.

      start doing the Gayatri jap, 108 times, twice a day, do it in your mind wherever you are, takes 10mins max.
      and listen to the Shri sukta whenvr you have time.
      these two mantras will ensure that you have the energy, positivity and luck with you. do this for 21days at least, if you can do this for a lifetime it will be best.
      Start on a Sunday.
      and if you can think of Mars on Tuesdays with gratitude and request his help. it will help,

      for your interviews, if you feel like it you can try this small thing,

      Venus in 11th house, and as the owner of the 3rd and 10th house, he will definitely help your career take off,
      just try to be more confident and project your skills in a better way,
      it will be a very good period.
      to evaluate it you have to go to pratyantar dasha levels
      have written on vimshottari dasha analysis

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      • Niks May 21, 2021 / 2:37 pm

        Thanks for the help, Ma’am. Will try my best to follow remedies. Love your articles. I do read you regularly to learn the psychological aspects of other charts and dasha when coupled with rasi chart.

        My bad, got confused with the transit aspect here.

        Though I sincerely wish if you could help with personal reading to few of your committed followers but respect your choice. Trying to learn diligently and make sense of concepts.

        Like you said venus dasha will be good for career but point being isn’t ketu, sun and mercury conjunction in 10 house of career with rahu aspecting from 4 house a bad and weak point of my chart.

        Sun doesn’t fail anywhere but with rahu and ketu. Jupiter being retrograde in 3 house is also a sort of past life karma away from general track of material life.


      • astrologerbydefault May 21, 2021 / 3:33 pm

        Hi there
        not doing readings is not by choice. earlier doing readings was not by choice. even writing this blog is not by choice, something has to be done, so has to be done. it comes as an imperative pull/push.

        rahu ketu do not have aspects

        if it were Rahu in the 10th house spoiling the sun+moon i would have said yes, there will be people actively attacking you, pulling you down
        but this is Ketu, so you are more internally disinterested, so the advice to you was to get more interested, to be bolder, to put your points more clearly etc.

        and if you do some mantra it will satisfy ketu on the spiritual level thus he will allow the desired material successes too.


  2. S May 20, 2021 / 3:00 pm

    Namaste Madam,
    Thanks for this post. I had a question Madam ji, I have a very difficult relationship with my parents from childhood (abuse and neglect). I have read your relevant posts on the same, they made immense sense to me. I thank you for that. I have deep unresolved trauma, and I have anger issues, especially during unfavorable moon transits (8th house and Naidhana nakshatra counted from by birth nakshatra) and my birth moon is aspected by Saturn. These moon transits have become so painful that I have started dreading these days, I try and do some spiritual practice, but on these days it becomes extremely difficult. Any words of your precious guidance would be really helpful.

    Thanks so much madam,
    Best regards,


    • astrologerbydefault May 20, 2021 / 3:47 pm

      Hi there
      eat one spoon curd with sugar first thing in the morning on those days you dread.


      • S May 20, 2021 / 7:15 pm

        Thanks so much madam.


  3. Urban May 20, 2021 / 11:03 pm

    Dear Mam Tejasvini,

    I am trully grateful I found your blog in the past month. I would like to ask you some questions regarding planetary positions and their affects. I know you do not do personal readings anymore but I saw that you are so nice that you still explain how the planetary positions can affect an individual. I am currently going trough a turbulent Ketu Mahadasha and at the begining of it I felt really scared but now I am glad that Ketu thought me so many spiritual lessons and I even discovered Vedic astrology thanks to it. I found a lot of information regarding Ketu Mahadasha online but I am not here to ask about Ketu – what really intrigued me was one of your past posts about the Venus Mahadasha where you mentioned that it is a turbulent time for a Libra ascendant person because Venus it rules its 1st and 8th house and breaks and rebuilds the native. I got really invested in that topic and tried to find more about how Venus Mahadasha can affect an individual but there was nothing written in such a nice way as your posts. So I wanted to ask you about the Venus Mahadasha and what you meant by breaking and rebuilding for Libra Ascendant native (Vischakha lagna). Should I judge my Venus Mahadasha by my ascendant lord – Venus that sits in Purva phalguni in 11th or should I focus more on my Anuradha moon in 2nd and its lord Mars in 10th house? I wanted just to know if this mahadasha can help me advance in my spiritual practices. I am in my 20s and in one of your posts you said that Libra acendants advance in their spiritual practices after the age of 36 after the maturity of most of the planets. I hope you can briefly explain my confusing questions. If my questions are to personal you can just delete my post, because I do not want to cause you any bad Karma.

    Thank you so much for your blog. You inspired me in many ways. Keep up your beautiful writing and I wish you all the best.


    • astrologerbydefault May 21, 2021 / 11:20 am

      Hi there
      thnks fr the compliments

      i do not understand what you mean by “Libra Ascendant native (Vischakha lagna)”
      check which is your exact rising degree, whichever sign it falls in Libra/Tula or Scorpio/Vrischik , it will be either one of these two.

      eg suppose it is Libra 23deg
      then this is the actual rising degree.
      and the rising sign is Libra.
      the 1st house will be from 8deg Libra to 8 deg Scorpio.
      venus is your asc lord and his 20yrs Mahadasha will help you progress significnatly. it will be a good period. plus he is in the 11th house so these 20yrs will give material gains, positivity in profession, social presence, money, family, etc etc.
      if your Moon is in 2nd house then the emotional, mental, psychological part of these 20yrs will also be very supportive. life will be good.

      i wrote on rahu/ketu in 1/7 axis. and also several posts on ketu.
      your ketu in asc but asc lord in 11th house. so ketu mahadasha will give you significant gains. though you may not be bothered about the material part of these things
      you should so some spiritual practice daily, if you do not have time, then even a 2 min thing will also suffice. but do it. it will give an outlet to the ketu in asc sign energies.

      Venus rules the 1st and 8th so the troubles of the 8th house (accidents, surgeries, troubles from in-laws etc) do not touch the personality much. and though there will be such minor troubles from time to time, you are able to strongly use them as opportunities to rise up in life.
      there is generally no fear in life (unless the Moon is badly placed)

      36yrs coz saturn the yogkarak matures at the age of 36yrs.

      i do not do full readings anymore, don’t want clients anymore, that part is over.
      but if anyone wants to learn astrology then answering questions is no problem at all.


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