Definitions for "Benefic"
Favorable; beneficent.
The benefic planets are Venus and Jupiter. The Waxing Moon (increasing in light) is also considered to be benefic. The effects of benefic planets are generally favourable.
Said of planets and aspects considered to be positive or helpful influences. Traditionally, Jupiter is the Greater Benefic and Venus is the Lesser Benefic; the Sun, Moon and Mercury are moderately benefic.