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Maturity of Planets & Houses

by Veno

What makes Vedic Astrology superior to other Divination systems, including Western Astrology, is its level of accuracy and precision in prediction. Predictive methods are based on very complex calculations and there are numerous methods which will pinpoint timing down to the exact minute. However there is a simple method which gives remarkable results and should be taken into account when seeing a chart.



Planets and houses are said to give their maturity effects at certain ages in a person's life. The planets are more significant in this regard. When a planet matures at a certain age, the full potential of the planet will be able to manifest at that time. Whatever a planet promises in the chart, will be clearly visible in a person's life at that age.


This is a very important method of prediction and can often work like magic. In some cases just knowing a person's age without having access to their chart can give you a strong idea of what they are experiencing in life and how that planet corresponding to their age actually functions in their chart. The maturity planet will show its intrinsic nature as well as the results of its chart placement. The intensity of its effects will last until the next planet matures.




Jupiter Matures at 15 - 20 years of age (peak 16)

Sun Matures at 22 years of age

Moon Matures at 24 years of age

Venus Matures 25 - 27 years of age (peak 25)

Mars Matures at 28 - 31 years of age (peak 28)

Mercury Matures at 32 - 35 years of age (peak 32)

Saturn Matures at 36 - 39 years of age (peak 36)

Rahu Matures at 42 - 47 years of age (peak 42)

Ketu Matures at 48 - 54 years of age (peak 48)


Jupiter's maturity age (15th birthday) 16th year, will often give some special opportunities, wealth, or higher learning (Jupiter's natural significations) and whatever else it indicates in the chart.


Sun's maturity age (21st birthday) 22nd year, will bring out the person's underlying tendencies to the fore, and if well placed is an important time for professional advancement, along with whatever else Sun indicates in the chart.


Moon's maturity age (23rd birthday) 24th year, will show some psychological maturity. Whatever else the Moon indicates in the chart will come to the fore.


From one's 24th birthday (25th year) Venus will mature. As a natural significator of love a person will generally expect some romance even marriage in their life, if supported by the main horoscope. Venus will also give the effects of its chart placement.


Mars maturity age (27th birthday) 28th year, will see a person developing more initiative and independence in their life. Mars will also give the effects of its chart placement.


Mercury's maturity age (31st birthday) 32nd year, will see more intellectual development and important communication activities taking place. Mercury will also give the effects of its chart placement.


Saturn's maturity age (35th birthday) 36th year, can usher in important changes. A person may experience some form of upheaval or find more security and stability in their life. Whatever a person has been working hard towards in the house that Saturn occupies, will give its full results at this age.


Rahu's maturity age (41st birthday ) 42nd year, can make one more focused on the opportunities for growth that Rahu signifies in the chart.


Ketu's maturity age (47th birthday) 48th year, is an important time for introspection and reflection on how one has developed up till now in their lives. It can be an important spiritual turning point.


If a planet is afflicted in a chart, when it reaches maturity the full negative potential of that planet will be able to manifest. As an example, if Saturn were badly placed in the 4th house of a horoscope, at the age of 36 a person will have some kind of emotional crisis or difficulties with property matters. Saturn is sure to show its more negative inherent traits such as obstacles, delays, miserliness, over attachment and poverty. If this Saturn were also ruler of the 5th and 6th house it will show obstructions in love affairs, creativity, children (5th house) and problems with debts, enemies and health (6th house). On the other hand if Saturn is a strong benefic or yogakaraka then one may see a sudden rise in fortune at the age of 36.





Houses are said to mature at certain times in a person's life also. If a person has a particularly strong or weak house it will show its effect quite obviously during the period of its duration, alongside other more important predictive factors.


9th House Maturity Age (1-24 yrs)

10th House Maturity Age (25 - 26 yrs)

11th House Maturity Age (27 -28 yrs)

12th House Maturity Age (29 - 30 yrs)

1st House Maturity Age (31 - 33 yrs)

2nd House Maturity Age (34 - 36 yrs)

3rd House Maturity Age (37 - 39 yrs)

4th House Maturity Age (40 - 45 yrs)

5th House Maturity Age (46 - 51 yrs)

6th House Maturity Age (52 - 57 yrs)

7th House Maturity Age (58 - 65 yrs)

8th House Maturity Age (66 yrs onwards)


Up to 24 years of age when the 9th house is giving effects, a person will be very much at the mercy of their fortune or misfortune, depending on the strength of the 9th house in the chart. This is a time when a person develops their main outlook and approach to life , and finds their destined path or general life direction.


From one's 24th birthday to 26 years of age, one's career often becomes an important point of focus, and trying to attain professional recognition. From one's 26th birthday to 28 years of age, social opportunities may manifest, along with focusing on one's ability for wealth and profits and trying to achieve major ambitions and long term goals.


From one's 28th birthday to 30 years of age, a person may have to deal with issues of loss, long distance travel may be important, along with spiritual awakening and seeking a greater meaning to existence.


From one's 30th birthday to 33 years of age, a person may be trying to formulate their self identity and become more independent.


From one's 33rd birthday to 36 years of age, a person may be focused on earning money, development of speech and acquiring knowledge.


From one's 36th birthday to 39 years of age, a person may be fostering their independence and initiative, and learning to handle communication in a more effective manner. New creative skills may be taken up at this time.


From one's 39th birthday to 45 years of age, a person may be concerned more about inner stability and settling down in a permanent home.


From one's 45th birthday to 51 years of age, new creative activities may spring up, along with concentration on one's children and their lives.


From one's 51st birthday to 57 years of age, a person may have to focus more on their health and whatever else their 6th house indicates in the chart.


By one's 57th birthday to 65 years of age, a person has learnt to deal with relationships in a certain way.


From one's 65th birthday onwards a person has to confront issues about death and the mysteries of life.








Jupiter Maturity – From 15th Birthday, 15-20 years, Peak age-16 years












Martin Luther King was born around noon. Jupiter being 9th and 12th lord, placed in his first house in  Aries, was sure to awaken his spiritual and religious learning during Jupiter Maturity.  His Jupiter is placed in a dharma house aspecting the 5th and 9th house where it is aspecting its own sign.   Just before his 16th  birthday he enrolled in Crozer Theological  seminary in Pennsylvania, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity in 1951.  He also began teaching at the age of 16.

Jupiter Maturity – From 15th Birthday, 15-20 years, Peak age-16 years


Actress Bo Derek ran away with film director John Derek when she was 16 years old. He was a powerful catalyst for her career and they eventually married. Her Ascendant  lord and 10th lord Jupiter sits in the 7th house of marriage. Jupiter in Uttaraphalguni showed her future husband's fatherly countenance.  She also began running Jupiter Dasa around that time. Both Jupiter maturity and its Dasa had quite profound impact.




Mars Maturity – From 27th birthday, 28-30 years, Peak Age- 28 years








Brandon Lee, son of legendary martial artist Bruce Lee,  was fatally wounded in an accidental shooting on the set of  the  film, “The Crow”.  He had  just turned 28 years of age and entered Mars maturity.  Mars is the ruler of violence and firearms . In Brandon Lee’s chart his 8th lord of longevity Moon  is heavily combust, and  is not deriving much strength in its own constellation. Mars occupies an enemy sign in the 10th house and is more potent in its negative effects being retrograde.   He was running  Rahu Mars. Rahu is carrying Mars energy occupying  Mars nakshatra.  Transitting Mars was casting aspect on the  8th lord Moon and natal Mars at the time.  This was a peak career period for him . His Mars rules the favourable 5th house.   Even though Gulika in the 10th offers some favourable results, its conjunction with Mars aggravated malevolent effects during Mars bhukti and maturity.





Saturn Maturity – From 35th birthday -36-39 years, Peak Age- 36 years


































The  poet, philosopher and artist, Kahlil Gibran, was best known for his book titled “The Prophet”.   His first major publishing accomplishments began after a New York company published the “The MadMan”. It was Kahlil Gibran’s first published work in the English language. This happened in 1918 during his 35th year, a mid point between his Mercury and Saturn maturity. Both Mercury and Saturn are connected to his third house of writing. Saturn rules the 3rd house and is placed in the 6th house with Ketu.  Saturn is debilitated; but retrograde debilitated planets can give some impressive results.   Saturn casts a very favourable aspect on the 12th house Libra (Saturn's exalted sign ) a house promising success in foreign lands.  Saturn is also giving alot of strength to its own third house by aspect. Saturn is very favourable in Dasamsa occupying its own sign.

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