THERE ARE 9 PLANETS I.E. 7+2 (Rahu and ketu are shadowy planets.
NAME OF PLANETS ARE AS UNDER:
- MOON SATURN VENUS
- MAR RAHU
- MERCURY KETU
- JUPITER SUN
Out of the above, the following are the benefic and malefic planets .
Mercury- if conjunct with benefic, then benefic and vice-versa
Waxing Moon—Shukla Paksha- Benefic (Shukla Pakash Ashtami to Krishna Paksha Ashtami)
Wanning Moon- Krishna Paksha-Melefic(Krishna Paksha Ashtami to Shukla Paksh Ashtami)
If Moon is before the Sun in Horoscope, then there will be Krishna Paksha and it is after the Sun, then it will be Shukla Paksha. If both are combined then there will be Amavasya.