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Dictionary and Glossary of Astrological Terms starting with letter 'U'



Ucchha Bala
Ucchha Bala is one of the components of Sthana Bala. It is a source of strength for a planet based on the degree of exaltation; the closer a planet is to the exact degree point of full exaltation, the stronger it becomes.
Unfortunate Signs
The Negative Signs of Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Aquarius are also known as Unfortunate Signs.
Upa Grahas
Upa Grahas is a term used in Vedic Astrology for denoting visible or invisible (shadow planets) small planets and satellites.
Upachaya
The 3rd, 6th, 10th and 11th Houses are known as Upachaya houses in Vedic Astrology. These houses are understood as places of growth with time or maturity.
Upaketu
One of the Upa Grahas as per Vedic Astrology.
Upapada
A pada or part used in predicting the married life and birth of children. It is generally considered as the pada or part of the 12th house, although there are different views.
Upaya
Different Remedial measures used in Vedic astrology, generally consisting of Mantras, Yantras, Yagna, Charity, Service (Seva) and Penance.
Uranian Astrology
A system of Astrology devised by Alfred Witte of the Hamburg Astrology School, Germany. This system uses Midpoints of planets, house cusps and other points extensively.
Uranus
The first of the trans-Saturnine planets located between Saturn and Neptune and is the third largest and seventh planet to orbit the Sun taking 84 years to travel around the Sun. It was discovered by William Herschel during the year 1781. Uranus is not used in Vedic Astrology but have a considerable importance in western astrology. It is said to rule astrology, science, electricity, technology, scientists, humanitarians and revolutionaries.
Uttara Ashadha
The 21st of the 27 Nakshatra, spanning from 26.40 Sagittarius to 10.00 Capricorn and it is ruled by the Sun. For more details please visit Uttara Ashadha page.
Uttara Bhadrapad
The 26th of the 27 Nakshatra, spanning from 03.20 Pisces to 16.40 Pisces and it is ruled by Saturn. For more details please visit Uttara Bhadra page.
Uttara Phalguni
The 12th of the 27 Nakshatra, spanning from 26.40 Leo to 10.00 Virgo and it is ruled by the Sun. For more details please visit Uttara Phalguni page.


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Written by Sanjay Sharma, © 2011, revised August 2015