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ESSENTIALS OF PREDICTIVE

HINDU ASTROLOGY
By
R. SANTHANAM
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CONTENTS
Ch. Page Nc
No.
1. Nakshatra Nadika - An All- Important Element 1
In Election
2. Light on Gulika 11
3. Some Interesting Classical Clues on Marriage 33
4. Premature Loss of Father - Case studied 45
5. Astrology & Ancestral Inheritance 57
6. Kala Chakra Dasa Its basics 63
7. Kala Chakra Dasa - Some More Fundamentals 79
Part II
8. How do Eclipses Direct Our Life- Events? 87
9. Know the Moon in 108 ways 101
10. Some Special Principles tor Female Horoscopes 109
11. Planets and Ascendants 117
12. Planetary States - An Index to health 125
13. Results of Martian Conjunctions 131
14. Results of Mercury's Conjunctions 139
15. Results of Jupiter's Conjunctions 143
16. Strange ways of Jupiter 147
17 Wisdom of the Seers - Part I 155
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18. Stars and Financial Downturns 163
19. Horoscopes of Murderers 169
20. Rectify Birth Time Easily 175
21. On Pfndayu Calculations 181
22. Horary Astrology and its Boons 189
23. On Prenatal Epoch 197
24. Light on Retrogrades 205
25. Understanding Earthquakes 213
26. Wisdom of the Seers Part II 235
27. Wisdom of the Seers Part III 241
28. Wisdom of the Seers - Part IV 247
29. Wisdom of the Seers - Part V 255
30. Wisdom of the Seers - Part VI 263
31. Wisdom of the Seers Part VII 271
32. Paralysis - An Astrological Study 277
33. Practical Studies 287
34. Research Capsule 333
PREFACE
it gives me great pleasure to be with the readers after
some interval. Of course, my services to the readers have been
and are through my humble efforts in editing and publishing
THE TIMES OF ASTROLOGY regularly,since 1985.
In my present efforts In making this text available to the
public, I feel, I am reborn as an author, thanks to the constant
suggestions of my learned friends Mr R.B. Gupta and Mr N.K.
Sagar to bring out a work of this nature containing important
editorials and relevant contributions in the columns
Tlmespectrum and Research Capsule that saw their print in
the TOA from October 1985 through April 1991.

Editorials that have been specially appreciated by the
reader in general have been incorporated herein. These are
mainly of two kinds:
1. Containing not- so- well- known principles collected from
a variety of rare classicals In Sankrlt, Hindi, English,
Telugu and Tamil with suitable comments from my side
so that all cross- sections are widely informed. This at-
tempt has Immensely helped such readers who have had
so far no access to the ocean of Information available in
the field.
2. The second variety of editorials selected are from the
view point of practical application as even the learned
sometimes find many a trap in classical principles when
it comes to practical horoscopes. In this context, tips
culled from actual horoscopes are of great guidance.
3. In the third instance there appeared a lot of useful infor-
mation in the column Timespectrum which many of
readers generously considered as a back- bone of The
TOA.
4. Lastly but not without importance, over 260 principles,
expected to give a helping hand to the reader are en-
listed under one heading.
The information contained in the text are well- supported
by over a hundred actual horoscopes studied by me.
Even hard- nuts to crack, like birth time rectification,
horary astrology, longevity calculations, marriage, female
horoscopy and Nadi, horoscopes have been made simpler to
cater to all sections of readers.
it is my humble belief that the reader will as usual
patronize my present work with enthusiasm.
I am encouraged by the special, keen interest evinced by
Mr. Sagar in bringing such colossal information under one title.
9/1040. Govindpuri
R. Santhanam
Chapter 1
Nakshatra Nadika
An All- Important Element In Election
Maha Vishnu, the unborn lord, has incarnated on the
earth several times. Out of His incarnations, the
Dasavatharas, or the Ten Great incarnations, are of supreme
Importance, each carrying its own moral, as we learn going
through the sacred Hindu mythological literature. He attained
the various forms of the Nava Grahas or the nine planets from
the Sun to Ketu and made these incarnations. The demons -
Rahu and Ketu - also attained the status of worshlppable
planets. The Paramatma Himself is Rahu and Ketu. The
secrets behind His becoming Rahu and Ketu - who are looked
upon with contempt and fear! - are understandable only by
sagely souls and not mortals.
Dasavatharas & Planets
Following information. may interest the reader, in this
context:
The Surf - Rama
The Moon - Krishna
Mars Narasimha
Mercury -
Buddha
Jupiter Vamana .
Venus Parasu Rama
Saturn
Koorma (Tortoise)
Rahu Varaha (Pig)
Ketu Meena (Fish)
Kalki Avatara, in which the lord presently exists among
us is said to be through Mercury, riding a White Horse. Bale
Rama, the elder brother of Lord Krishna, is also considered
among the Dasavatharas, in place of Buddha, while Buddha Is
akin to Kalkl, according to some.
Thus it wHi be seen that the Lord Maha Vishnu, controls
the affairs of the Universe through His having attained the
forms of the Nava Grahas.
Gods also affected by planets
Not only this Bhoo Loka, or the mortal's land we live In,
but also the other 13 worlds, remain and reel under the good
and evil spells of the Grahas. including Gods, the heavenly
tenents. They have "life span" according to divine measure;
they have bad periods like Devendra learning a lesson for his
"sexual lust"; they are subjected to good events - like Maharshi
Narada spreading the glory of Narayana. ,,
These events are made to occur as per Lord Vishnu's
designs. And an analysis of these happenings astrologically Is
beyond human approach and skills.
Brahma, the Creator, Is the sole proxy of Lord Vishnu and
He is not affected by the Grahas in any manner, except through
the direct will of the Lord Vishnu Himself, at the tlm of Maha
Pralaya or Great Dissolution. Brahma is said to be using the
Grahas act In a particular way on all the beings and the worlds
themselves.
Indra's woods catch fire
Once Devendra's huge forest resources were being con-
signed to Inextinguishable and high- rising flames. He called
for Bhargavai (or Bhrigu, i.e. the Graha Venus) and explained
his plight, thus: "O venerable Bhrigu, my messenger brought
the ominous news of my entire forest range being swallowed
by fire, i sought the advice of Brihaspathi, (i.e. Jupiter, the
preceptor of Devendra) as he fixed up a Muhurtha for develop-
ing the forests. His reply was: "When the 14 worlds created by
Lord Brahma experience many such calamities, there is no
wonder if your forests catch fire".
'Please tell me if there are any specific reasons, O
Bnngu, for my forests being destroyed in this manner* asked
Devendra.
Time sub- divided
Bhrigu or Sukracharya clarifies thus: "Samvatsara (year),
Ayana (half year), Rltu(season or 2 solar months), Masa (half of
a Ritu or one solar month), Paksha (fortnight), Dina (weekday),
Muhurtha (2 ghatikas or 48 minutes) are stronger in the as-
cending order and assume more and more importance". (That
is, Ayana is stronger than Samvatsara, Ritu is stronger than
Ayana, etc. and finally the Nadika is the strongest of ail the
measurements of time and hence the most improtant.)
"Hence ail results depend on the disposition of the
Nadika. From what you state, I understand from back calcula-
tions that you started construction of your forests In what is
called Dahana (burning) Nadika on Tuesday and so your
forests are soon burnt," (Dahana Nadika is Krittika Nadika and
Krittika is Agni Nakshatra and on Tuesday, it is the most
ominous.)
Devendra asked Bhrigu to speak in detail about the
auspicious and inauspiclous.Nadikas.
Nadika prevails over Abhijlt
Proceeds Bhrigu: The most learned and all knowing
Brihaspathi has chosen for you Abhijlt Muhurthaz which is said
to be free from any maleficence. But the Nadika (or ghatika) in
question has not been well- chosen. Hence this plight, in ail
undertakings, supremacy and over- ruling power of the Nadikas
cannot be ignored. These Nadikas are several in order (60 in
all) and are calculated from Sun rise on all week days, and
named after 27 Nakshatras from Visakha to Swathi, and
Jyotsna.- Sandhya and Maitri- repeating twice till the next Sun
rise. These are rather sixty Avasthas of the transiting Moon,"
The above background is given in order that the reader
understands the importance of Nakshatra Nadikas and makes
a judicious selection of auspicious time tor various undertak-
ings, and avoid bad ones.
Muhurtha, soui otthe Time Personified, as enunciated by
Bnhaspathi is for two ghatikas while each of the Nakshatra
Nadika is known as Bhargava Nadika (enunciated by Bhargava
or Sukra). Irrespective of the weekday, the first Nadika, com-
mencing sun- rise is called as Visakha Nadika, the subsequent
one is Anuradha Nadika, and so on an so forth. The 27th one is
Swathi Nadika. Thus these are named after the 27 lunar
asterisms. The 28th one is Jyothsna Nadika, the 29th one is
Sandhya Nadika and the 30th one is Maitri Nadika. After Maitri
ends In the first round, Visakha Nadika series again commen-
ces from the 31 st one. The 60th one, the last before the sun-
rise of the next day, is again Maitri Nadika. That is how the 60
ghatikas of any day are ruled by the Nakshatra Nadikas.
Classical texts have attributed various effects for these
Nadikas on different week days. We give below an account of
the same, Incorporating liberal interpretations of the con-
cerned slokas to have a meaningful approach befitting modern
times.
The Nadikas are represented by respective serial num-
berss from 1 to 30, i.e. Visakha to Maitri for convenience.
Sunday
1. Good for celebration of functions like marriage and
signing partnership deeds. 2. For gainful ventures. 3. Loss
through quarrels and disputes. 4. Auspicious for income-
oriented acts. 5. Acquisition of money through commercial ac-
tivities. 6. To obtain articles which are not otherwise easily
obtainable. 7. Auspicious for affairs related to females. 8. Work
related to food- grains. 9. Good for travel. 10. Good for eating
and hosting. 11. For achievement in Hatha Yoga, physical exer-
cises etc. T2. To defeat enemies, filing legal suits etc. 13. Mat-
ters related to quadrupeds. 14. Coronation, authoritative work
etc. 15. Bad for entering in a new house (Griha Pravesa),
premises etc. 16. Good for jobs related to construction of a
town, village, house etc. 17. Bad for travels. 18. Good to com-
mence a journey to see highly placed people, politicians, royal
family members etc. 19. Good for Installation of a deity. 20.
Good to acquire army, bodyguards etc. 21. Loss of money if a
deal is commenced. 22. Defeat and negligence In litigations,
fight, battle etc. 23. Auspicious for making friends. 24. Success
In disputes, fight, etc. 25. Good for friendly and merry conver-
sations. 26. Gains in trading. 27. Fruitful coition when progeny
is desired. 28. Good for auspicious functions. 29. Obstructions
to any work undertaken and huge losses. 30. Good for long-
term and philanthropic jobs.
Monday
1. Good for auspicious jobs 2. Meant for travels of short
and long distances. 3. Success in undertakings. 4. Gains
through undertakings. 5. For bathing after sickness (so that
one does not fall ill again.) 6. Success in any Job undertaken. 7.
Good for agricultural work. 8. Advent of money in gambling,
bet, races etc. 9. Good for attainment of position and kingdom.
10. Good for eating, entertaining guests. 11. Friendship with
females. 12. Success. 13. Good for legal suits, fight, battle etc.
14. Meant for acts of disrepute and questionable in nature. 15.
Good to undertake acts in which success is an issue. 16. Auspi-
cious for medical treatment. 17. Meant for jobs related to quad-
rupeds. 18. Same as 15 above. 19. Good for entering in new
premises. 20. "Even poison consumed becomes nectar". (That
is all evils can be negated). 21. Good for festive functions. 22.
Good for activities relating to. organizational well- being. 23.
Good foractivities related to sports, games, etc. 24. Good for
marital negotitatlons and celebrations. 25. Meant for entering
new premises. 26. Any work undertaken attains fruition. 27.
Good for plantation, gardening, sapling, seeding etc. 28. For
serving guests. 29. Leads to enmity and arguments. 30. For
any auspicious work.
Tuesday
1. Grief from any work* undertaken. 2. Easy attainment of
success. 3. Good to establish one's own strength (like In a
physical duel). 4. To confine others. 5. Gains. 6. Good for
developing friendship with good poeple. 7. Good for jobs re-
lated to steed. 8. Auspicious for Jobs related to cows and bulls.
9. Loss in travels. 10. Good to propose for, or to seek a bride.
11. For gains in marital proposals. 12. For trading. 13. Success
in travels. 14. if a travel is commenced in the Nadika, there will
be fear from animals, thieves etc. 15. Loss through fire,
weapons etc. 16. Undertaking will result in poverty. 17. Not
good for ritual related to bringing rains which wili only result In
wholesome drought. 18. Travels undertaken will bring loss of
friendship. 19. Auspicious effects will follow if relief measures
are undertaken. 20. Enjoyment of melodies. 21. Increase of
worries. 22. Destructive results In legal disputes and the like.
23. Effortless momey. 24. Win over enemies. 25. Will lead to
severance of ties. 26. Loneliness wili result. 27. Bad for sexual
acts. 28. Happiness In any work undertaken. 29. Success In
auspicious jobs. 30. Dissatisfaction In sexual union.
Wednesday
1. Possibilities of hearing bad news and unpalatable
words. 2. Loss In undertaking. 3. Sexual acts will lead to loss of
love. 4. Skill in artistic work. 5. Efforts wili be futile to secure
employment. 6. Carelessness will result an undertaking and
consequent physical troubles. 7. Quarrels in work. 8. Removal
of obstructions. 9. Effortless honour In an undertaking. 10.
destruction of enemies. 11. Acquisition of money. 12. Increase
of wealth. 13. Success. 14. Success. 15. Good for work related
to kings, politicians and gods. 16. Good for romances. 17. Ef-
fortless gain of position. 18. Good for combating wicked
people. 19. Success. 20. Can get even the most unavailable
thing. 21. For destruction of ememles. 22. Good for sexual
union with a view to beget an offspring. 23. To visit high- ups
and destroy ememles. 24. Cultivation of friendship. 25. Posi-
tional strength. 26. Favourable for friendship. 27. Gains 28.
Friendship. 29. Same as 27 above. 30. Negative results in any
work started.
Thursday
1. Success in financial undertakings. 2. Recovery of lost
articles/wealth. 3. Physical strain in undertakings. 4. Good for
acquisition of scented articles. 5. Favourable for oratory skills.
6. Grief. 7. Success. 8. Destruction of enemies. 9. Success in
attracting others. 10. Gains. 11. Acquisition of foodgrains. 12.
Good for journeys connected with gaining a superior position.
13. Happiness In activities related to festivals, functions etc.
14. Commencement of any work will end inflicting a disease.
15. Work undertaken will lead to fortunes. 16. Loss of work. 17.
Hurt by weapons In a fight. 18. Success. 19. Loss of courage.
20. Travel undertaken will end with total destruction ot venicle.
21. Huge wealth in travel undertaken. 22. Positional strength.
23. Death of a relative wili be the result of work undertaken. 24.
Courage. 25. Enmity. 26. Friendship. 27. Success. 28. Death or
such evil results will follow the travel commenced in this
Nadika. 29. Removal of fear. 30. Success.
Friday
1. Good for gains from females. 2. Success. 3. Effortless
money. 4. Unexpected friendship. 5. If Varuna Sooka is recited
in this Nadika, heavy rains will follow. 6. Increase in agricultural
output. 7. Medical treatment commenced in this Nadika may
lead to death. 8. Good to become a head of an army. 9. Loss.
10. Gain. 11. Removal of worries in litigations. 12. Success In
questionable and unusual acts. 13. Good to commence educa-
tion. 14. Success in medical treatment received or given. 15.
Any work done in this Nadika will have serious repercussions
like danger, death etc. 16. Huge gains through enemies. 17.
Loss of undertaking. 18. Educational success. 19. Consump-
tion of food wili lead to III health. 20. Wounds to relatives will
occur. 21. Good to acquire conveyances. 22. Happiness in
dialogues. 23. Success. 24. Happiness in travel. 25. Loss of
wealth. 26. Grief. 27. Odds. 28. Comforts. 29. Good for auspi-
cious deeds. 30. Loss of fortunes.
Saturday
1. Good for legal matters. 2. Huge gains through
highups. 3. Increase of enemies. 4. Good to deal with friends.
5. Success in disputes. 6. Good to acquire horses etc. 7. Dis-
satisfaction in travels. 8. Success. 9. Removal of dissatisfac-
tion. 10. To combat evils. 11. Good for sexual union. 12. Danger
to one's own child through the work undertaken. 13. Failure In
matters related to disputes with relatives. 14. Good for stupefy-
ing others. 15. Good for efforts related to advancement. 16. Ac-
quisition of wealth. 17. Auspicious for travels. 18. Loss of
Undertaking. 19. Need to put in more efforts. 20. Acquisition of
various food grains. 21. Increase of wealth. 22. Good for sexual
union. 23. Penury. 24. Courageous acts. 25. Physical comforts.
26. Worries. 27. Success over enemies. 28. Death will result in
an undertaking. 29. Pacifying anger. 30. Good for digging
tanks, wells etc.
The above are hints to select an auspicious Nadika and
avlod inauspicious ones, during the 30 consecutive ghatikas
(each of 24 minutes) starting from sunrise of a given week day.
The following 30 ghatikas of the same week day are Identical In
nature and results.
Explanations
For example, a seriously side patient wants to receive
treatment on a Friday. The best time is Bharani Nadika, which
is the 14th one and rules during the 14th ghatf (or 44th ghati)
from sunrise. Thus, one can use his Judgement and wisdom In
right selection of the ghatl with common sense and derive
benefits through these Nakshatra Nadikas which are of utmost
Importance. Of course, consultation on other aspects of
Muhurtha Is a prime necessity.
1 That Sukracharya Is more teamed than Brihaspathi is borne
by the account that Sukra was in exclusive possession of
what is called Mrita SanJIvanl Mantra, to give life to the dead.
So the demons could not be easily eliminated by the gods In
the war. At this stage, Gods requested Brihaspathi to send
his son. Kacha, to Sukra to team this Mantra. Devayanl,
Sukra's daughter fell for Kacha, who ultimately got the
Mantra. Astrologlcally, as per this logic, Jupiter Is the best
placed In Taurus/Libra In the context of life- saving medical
profession. Taurus and Libra are "medical signs"' in the
zodiac. More so Taurus.
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AbhiJIt Muhurta Is named after Lord Maha Vishnu, and Is said
to counter myriad evils. From the moment the Sun Is on
meridian, this Muhurta operates for two Ghatikas when the
Lord with His Sudarsana Chakra destroys all evils making the
Muhurta very auspicious. Even in such a Muhurta. according
to Sukracharya, proper selection of Nakshatra Nadika is un-
avoidable. Like well processed gold becoming A pa ran] I or
unalloyed gold
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NaKshatra Nadikas:
1. Visakha 2. Anuradha 3. Jyeshta 4. Mooia 5. P. Ashadha 6. U.
Ashada 7. Sravana 8. Dhanishta 9. Sathabhisha 10. P.
Bhadrapada 11. U. Bhadrapada 12. Revathi 13. Aswini 14.
Bharani 15. Krittika 16. Rohinl 17. Mrigasira 18. Arudra 19.
Punatvasu 20. Pushyami 21. Aslesha 22. Makha 23. P. Phai-
guni 24. U. Phalguni 25. Hastha 26. Chitta 27. Swatl 28.
Jyotsna 29. Sandhya 30. Maitri.
The next round of the rest of the 30 ghatikas follow in the
same order.
Chapter 2
LIGHT ON GULIKA
Seven Grahas, from the Sun to Saturn, and the two
lunar Nodes, Rahu and Ketu, thus nine in all guide the
destiny pattern of all living beings. Out of these nine planets,
Rahu and Ketu are beyond the purview of an astronomical
scientist, it is due to the great wisdom of our sages, that Rahu
and Ketu were placed in the planetary scheme duly, if the
nodes are removed from a horoscope, study of one's destiny
becomes.just incomplete!
Again It is to the entire credit of our sages that they were
able to discover what are called Upagrahas. One among them
is Gulika.
There are varied opinions on calculation of Gulika. We
are briefly touching the popular one here for the benefit of the
reader.
Uttara Kalamrita: This work assumes that Gulika and
Mandi are two different entities. Everyone agrees Gulika Is
Saturn's son. Mandi again means son of Manda, i.e. Saturn.
Thus the work specially states that these are two sons of
Saturn, if we deeply study and understand the concept, we
come to the conclusion that Gulika is also called Mandi. It is a
Namantara, different name. We have no space here to divert
our attention to dig and prove that Guiika is himself called
Mandi.
Uttara Kalamrita gives a method to find out "Mandi'thus:
Take the day duration and multiply It with "x" (different for
various week days) and divide by 30. The ascendant obtain
wlthcorrespondlng to the resultant ghatika, in the above
process will give Mandi's position in day time. As for night,
there is no mention. Multipliers or "x" as per week days from
Sunday are, for day time, 26, 22, 18, 14, 10, 6 and 2. Thus we
have no instructions from the author to work out "Mandi" for
night births.
Regarding Gulika, we find in the same work the follow-
- ing: The period of day or night as the case may be is divided by
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8. For day births, seven among eight equal parts are respec-
tively ruled by seven planets commencing Irom the lord of the
week day (Sun to Saturn). The eighth part is iordless. Saturn's
ending portion (i.e. beginning of 8th part) is Gulika. For ex-
ample if a person is born on a Wednesday, during daytime, the
first part is ruled by Mercury, the 2nd by Jupiter, the 3rd by
Venus and the 4th by Saturn. Hence on Wednesday, for a day
- born, Gulika will be day duration, divided by 8 and multiplied
by 4. The resultant Ghatika (or hour) denoted by the end of 4th
part wiil give an ascendant degree. That is Gulika's exact de-
gree.
For night births, night duration is made into 8 parts.
Here the first part is ruled by the lord of the fifth week day
counted from the lord of the week day and other lords follow as
per order of weekdays. That Is, the first part on a Monday night
is ruled by Venus, in case of night birth also, Saturn's ending
portion wili indicate Gulika's degree in the zodiac.
. Some astrologers thus say that Gulika's position will cor-
respond to end of Saturn's portion. Let us remember that end
of Saturn's portion means beginning of Sun's portion. Then we
are calculating Gulika for commencement of Sun's portion.
While some may follow Uttara Kalamrlta's method of Gulika, i
prefer to calculate Gulika's degree for the commencement of
Saturn's portion on the above lines, as found in Brihat Parasara
Hora,
The reader is advised to come to a conclusion In this
respect after his own vigorous tests.
Jatakalankaram of Keeranuru Nataraja, based on earlier
ancient texts say that Gulika's Swakshetra is Aquarius. No
sign of exaltation/debilitation is furnished by him for Gulika.
We shall give an example to calculate Guiika based on
Parasara's text:
Bom on 21/22 Sep 1970, at 0700 hrs ZST, in Kuwait. Sun
rise on this date: 8h 6m 56s (AM): Sunset 8h 14m 44s (PM).
This is a night birth, Hence we require night duration. In this
case night's length Is 11h 52m 12s. Birth is on Monday night
(astrological). One eighth of night duration in this case is 89m.
The first part of Monday night is ruled by Venus and the 2nd
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Venus and the 2na part Dy Saturn. The 2na part commences
after expiry of 89m from the sunset. Hence Gulika's longitude
will corespond to the ascending degree at 21 h 44m In the given
city. Thus we get Gulika in Aries 7 25'. Those who would like
to find out for end of Saturn's portion may add another slab of
th 29m.
Between these two methods Gulika's longitude may vary
Dy approximately 20 in longitudinal terms.
Gulika is of great importance In establishing a link with
one's birth and Adhana Lagna. Adhana Lagna means the
lagna prevailing at the particular moment that led to the birth of
the native. An intelligent reader need not be given more ex-
plicit explanation about Adhana Lagna.
The Adhana chart coupled with natal horoscope can
ease the task of an astrologer's analysis. We will come to this
aspect on a later occasion.
Gulika's effects in various bhavas are described in our
texts as under:
1st bhava: The native will commit unlawful acts. His
health will face many debacles. He will be too fond of sexual
pleasures. He will have thin body. His eyes will have some
defects. He may even have the habit of thieving. He will not be
a good eater. His intelligence will only be moderate. The num-
ber of children to be born of Mm will be restricted. His life span
will not be much. Religious scriptures will not beget any
respect from him. He will cheat others.
2nd bhava: He will not have a charming appearance. He
will incur poverty and be addicted to vices. His academic pur-
suits will be obstructed off and on. Some speech defects
could be found in him. He wllf separate from his family mem-
bers. He will tell lies. Scandals will trouble him. if the dasa of
2nd lord occurs, such native's life may be endangered.
3rd bhava: Contrary to the 2nd house position, here the
native will be charming in appearance. He will be rich but feel
distressed. His coborn may not live long. He will mix with
good men. He will receive government honours. He will 'head
a village' (meaning he may hold a moderately leading position
in his calling).
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4th bhava: happiness and health will- not be much en-
joyed by the native. He wili suffer due to excesses of wind and
bile. He will commit unlawful acts. He will have enmity with
relatives. He will not have housing comforts. He wiil have
miserable days prior to his end. Even the end will be painful
after a prolonged Illness.
5th bhava: He will be poor, short- lived and mean. He
will be subdued by his spouse. He will not be God- fearing. His
ability to beget an offspring wiil be neutralized.
8th bhava: Neither enemies nor diseases will appear In
the native's iife. He will have a loving wife and be friendly to all.
He will be successful in controlling evil spirits and make his
livelihood thereby. He wili help others.
7th bhava: He wili not be very knowledgeable. In public
dealings he will incur enmity. He will be controlled by his
spouse and will live on her wealth. He will, seek union with
other females. His conjugal iife will not give him happiness.
Possibly there can be a second marriage with Guiika in the
7th.
8th bhava: He will have yellowish teeth, diseased eyes
and unsightly appearance. He will not even have a "square
meal". He will be short In stature. There Is no reference to life
span In this respect. Some say that Guiika in the 8th reduces
longevity.
9th bhava: He wili not have a long- living father. Neither
wiil he beget happiness through father. His fortunes will be
meagre. Only ordeals will have to be confronted by him. He
will even indulge In performing evil acts. His undertakings will
not be fruitful.
10th bhava: He will be religious and practise meditation.
(This Is a good position for success In meditation). He will
beget sons. He will have, all round enjoyments. At one stage
he may turn heterodox giving up his pursuits and meditational
interests.
llth bhava: He will be a leader of men and live an erri-
plrely life. He will enjoy company of many superior women.
He will be short in stature. He wili be happy with his children.
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12th bhava: This denotes countless mistortunes to the
native. His money will be lost on evil counts (like gambling,
womanlsing, intoxicants etc.) and he will indulge in base acts.
He will have a defective physique. The only good thing to hap-
pen to him seems to be happiness through children.
To interpret the above results, we must remember certain
salient requisites as enlisted below, apart from a judicious con-
sideration of the entire planetary array in the horoscope.
1. If Gulika's Rasi dispositor is endowed with dignity, like
exaltation, Mooiatrikona, own sign, good shadbala etc. the evil
results attributed to Guiika will modify, and favourable results
will increase.
2. If Gulika's Rasi dispositor is devoid of dignity like
being in debilitation, Inimical sign, combustion, weak shadbala
etc. the good results mentioned for Guiika will decrease. And
bad results mentioned wili be pronouncedly felt.
3. Similar assessment be made about planets as-
sociated with Guiika by aspect, conjunction etc.
4. If Gulika's longitude falls In Visha Ghatikas, he wiil
prove very unfavourable.
So far we have discussed some general aspects of
Guiika'concerning his placements in various houses to under-
stand the role of Guiika in a better manner.
The longitudes of planets etc. given are rounded off to
the nearest degree, keeping the Navamsa in mind. The navam-
sa positions are also shown beside Rasi chart. This wili enable
the reader to probe further in the matter, as well as for any
other general purpose.
Case No. 1- Male born on 17- 7- 1943, Saturday at 2120
hrs (WT), at Rewari, 28N14, 76E36. Sun set 8- 20- 22pm (natural
1ST) and sun rise 6- 37- 52 am (natural iST). Sun dasa balance
at birth - 3y4m 7d.
This native has some major spinal disorders. Ketu is the
prime planet connected with spinal disorders. His placement
particularly in a sign of Saturn, or in Virgo, is more harmful for
the spine. About Gemini I cannot say with certainty. If Ketu Is
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MAR". 14 SAT
A*0 1
CiUL
Kim*
MOON Oi
17.7.1943
Ktivi
rah
SUN 01
WER 01
JUP II
VEN 15
I asc
1 !
Nuvumsn
MKR
SUN
KET
MOON
RAH
1
MARS
VEN
JUP
f
t
sat
1
associated with Saturn/Mercury in other signs, then also he will
affect the spine.
In this case Ketu rises in Capricorn. Gulika and Ketu are
only 4 degrees apart in this sign. Maleficence of Ketu is thus
confirmed to bring spinal defects. Position of Gulika in the as-
cendant will indicate some health disorder. The nature of prob-
lem depends on the company Gulika gets.
From 29- 10- 1988 to 5- 10- 89, the native was in Jupiter
dasa, Ketu bhukti. On 31- 8- 1989, he underwent a surgery for
spinal disorder. The bhukti lord, Ketu, being in the company of
Gulika used his sub period for this adversity. Since Gulika has
no sub period or any period of his own, his role will have to be
fulfilled through the periods of the planets he is connected
with. At the time of operation transit Mars was in Cancer 18
degrees strongly influencing the natal degrees of Ketu and
Gulika.
Case No. 2- Male born on 1.8.1945, Wednesday, at 0737
nrs. Giridhih in Bihar. 24N10. 86E20. Sun rise 6- 13- 55 hrs A.M.
Sun set 7- 27- 12 hrs p.m. Dasa balance at birth - Ven 14y 10m
14d.
That the 3rd house and the 11th house rule one's
legs/arms is a well- known fact.
Gulika is in the 3rd in a sign ruled by Venus. He also
joins Venus in Navamsa. The 3rd house is also aspected by
12th lord Moon.
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MOON 17 MARS U
VEN 0.1
SAT 25
RAH I
1.8.194$
Rasl
SUN 13
ASCOJ
MER n
KETI6 GULC2 JUP02
ASC
MARS
SAT
RAHU
Navamsa
MER
JUP KETU
SUN VEN
GUL
MOON
Two operations were performed in one of his legs - on
13- 3- 1959 and on 30- 3- 1959. He was in Venus dasa, Mercury
bhukti, which concluded on 4- 4- 1959. The sub period of Mer-
cury connected with leg operations in this case appears to be
somewhat out of context, with ketu bhukti due to commence
within 3 weeks in one case and 5 days in another case. The
more appropriate sub period should be of Ketu as he is in
direct opposition to Venus, the 3rd lord.
Case No.3: This is another case of removal of blood- clot
in a leg due to a very severe accident. Here also Gulika is In
the 3rd house.
MARS 22
MER 19
JUP 18
SUN H VEN U
RAH 09
SAT 11
GUL 25 28.5.1964
Rasl
ASC IS
MOON 09
KETW
SUN
GUL
MOON
KET
VEN
Navamsa
SAT
ASC
RAH
MARS MER
JUP
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Male born on 28- 5- 1964, Thursday, at 2220 hrs In Delhi.
Sun rise 5- 27- 32 hrs AM; Sun set 7- 10- 25 hrs P.M. Balance of
dasa at birth - Ketu 2y 3m 4d.
The said operation took piace on 5- 4- 1998. Here we find
Gulika in the 3rd house as found in Case No.2 having a leg
problem. The Navamsa companion of Gulika, i.e. the Sun,
played a key role in his dasa, in timing the event.
A planet connected with Mars deals with accidents and
operations. Here the sub period lord Jupiter is in close as-
sociation with Mars. At the time of accident, Rahu In transit
was strongly influencing natal Saturn, the 3rd lord.
It was said that the blood- clotting could have cost the
native his life. Clotting was effectively diluted by efficient doc-
tors attending on him.
Such a close conjunction existing between the Moon
and Ketu, as here, could have normally affected the head, but
for Gulika in the 3rd house. Gulika in the 3rd centered his at-
tention on the legs. His Navamsa companion did the rest.
Saturn did not come into play effectively as he was 13 away
from Gulika.
Except in Capricorn/Aquarius/Libra, if Saturn joins
Gulika in the 3rd house, the native will be lame.
Case No.4- This is the case of a male who disappeared
from home in his 36th year, In 1984. During the last 5 years, he
RAH 3
VEN 17
SUN 27
MARS 2S
MER 02
10.11.1949
Rns)
MOON 01
JUPO: SAT(R)
08
ASC IS
GUL17
KET
VEN RAH SUN
mars
SAT
Navamsa
MOON
JUP
01'L ASC MER
Kirr
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established no contacts with his people, Keeping them only in
dark.
He was bom on March 10/11.1949 at Oh 25m in Meerut,
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0
N;77
0
E 42. It was a Friday. Sunrise 6- 35AM, Sunset 6.23
PM. Dasa balance at birth was Jupiter 2y 7m 16d.
The ascendant lord connected with 8th lord or with the
12th lord separates one from his home and people. If the con-
junction happens to be in movable sign, the separation is early.
If in a fixed sign in the middle part of one's life. Here lagna lord
Is connected with both Mercury and Venus, lords of 8 and 12.
Mars happens to be the dispositor of Gulika as well.
A planet in the 12th or in the 8th should establish strong
contacts with the ascendant lord. Or with a planet- in the as-
cendant tor one to go away from home. If the ascendant is
empty such a connection may not be adverse.
In this example Ketu is in the 12th, denoting separation
from one's people. At the time of event, he was degreewise
moving on Gulika in Scorpio ascendant.
But why Jupiter's bhukti? Jupiter is in the 12th from Dasa
lord Mercury, and In debilitation. Hence separation from an
angle of distress. If the sub lord Is exalted in the 12th, it could
be due to positive reasons, like foreign employment. Transit of
Ketu on Gulika assumed enormous importance for the reasons
cited above. In place of Ketu, if the transit planet were a fast
moving planet like Mercury, Moon etc. such result should not
be declared without considering other major factors in the
horoscope.
Saturn in Scorpio is said to make one leave home in ad-
verse circumstances - rather desertion - by classical texts."
Whether Gulika in Vrischlka Rasi gives identical results should
be probed further keeping the present horoscope in view.
Case No. 5- Male, bom on 2.12.1950, at 5 p.m. In Delhi.
Sunrise 6- 58 hrs AM. Sun set 5- 24 p.m. Birth was on a Satur-
day. Dasa balance at birth - Venus 18y 9m 26d.
This is a horoscope whose owner underwent untold
hardships in service, working for the government. For Taurus
ascendant, Jupiter Is not a planet of smooth go. His placement
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1 1
RAM o: ASCII
i '
JUP07
< 1 2.12.1950
Kasi
MOON 14
MARS n
Mh'K (13
(.ML 03
1 1
SUN 1 'SATW
vtv i i ket :
< 1 i
SAT ASC
MER
OUT
Navumsn
RAII
VEN
KET
MOON
MARS
JUP
SUN
in the 10th is a harbinger of misfortunes. That Jupiter dasa
would not come in the course of his working life cannot be a
consolation. Jupiter will neatly fulfil his job through the planet
he is associated with by aspect, conjunction etc. The one
planet that is in aspect to Jupiter in this case is the Moon. In
spite of the fact that the Moon is Vargothama, she coalesced
with Jupiter to bring the down- fall of the native. The native's
Moon dasa began on 28.9.1975. He was abruptly terminated
from government service, at a young age of 25, on 21.10.1975,
barely within a month of commencement of the dasa of the Var-
gothama Moon! Who else, if not 8th lord Jupiter, could in-
fluence the Moon so adversely.
The Moon, however, did not fall a full prey to Jupiter
being in Vargothama. Obviously she took a lenient view and
caused reinstatement of the subject on 13.11.1978. Strangely
in Jupiter's bhukti! This is a case of divine law of clear compen-
sation. Compensation - yes. that too was granted by the court.
But physically the cash benefits did not come to the hands of
the native. He had to wait for full ten years! Only reinstatement
was elfected.
For those in service, the 6th house as well as the 8th
house, are more important specifically, unlike the 10th house,
which is common for any calling to earn one's bread. In the 8th
house we find Gulika. in the company ot I2ih lord Mars This
is a clear indicator of many hardships in store. While the Moon
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dasa gave the above effects, see what the dasa of Mars did, as
a companion of Gulika in the 8th house.
The dasa of the Moon could not in effect get the native
the compensation amount sanctioned by the court. Mars did
it. But he snatched the job again. On 28.9.1988, he got the
money pending for nearly ten years. The very next day, i.e. on
29.9.1988, the native was entrapped in a bribe case, and
placed under suspension. He is so placed till date, in Septem-
ber 1989. This suspension- cum- compensation event took
place in Mars dasa. Saturn bhukti. Mars, as stated, is the dasa
lord, in the company of Gulika. In September 1988. Saturn, the
sub period lord, established a very dramatic contact with
Gulika in the 8th house. Saturn directed on the natal degree of
Gulika. in Sagittarius. The direction, as a matter of fact took
place on 30.8.88, and Saturn was slowly - very slowly - Inching
over Gulika. We need not literally seek the reasons for a 28-
day delay in the event. That is too much for a human being,
close to trying to become divine.
Case No. 6- Male born on 21.1.1959. Wednesday. 2330
hrs in Delhi. Sun rise 0715hrs. Sun set 1749 hrs. Dasa balance
at birth - Mars 2y llm 8d.
km :* MAKS > MOON 0)
:i.oi .1V59
Knsi
SI'S US
\ i N
Ml H M
JUPCM ASC 11
SAI gul;; RAH 1}
SUN SAT
Navarmn
ASC
RAH
KEl
CUL
JUP
VEN
MARS MOON
MER
The native is a lawyer by qualification. Had his stint with
commercial ventures. Failed miserably. Took to practising law
to eke out a livelihood. Now he is successfully settled. The
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lord of tne 10th house, aspecting the nth loro placed in the
10th house, after initial hurdles got him settled to great relief.
Gulika played the role of a protector in this case, lending
a helping hand to the 'drowning' person, and re- settled him
with moderate riches. That is his value in the 3rd house,
aspected by his own dispositor.
In this case, there is also a price paid by the native for
having Gulika in the 3rd house, along with 7th lord Jupiter.
Gulika is in the 7th in Navamsa, joining Ketu. His wife has a
couple of continuous health problems, including that of spine.
See the horoscope given below, as case No.7 along with other
relevant events in her life.
Case No. 7- Female born on Nov. 1/2, 1963 at 0250 hrs In
Delhi, with Venus dasa balance of I0y3m I6d.
JUPIR) 18 moon:O
I ' GUL 17
RAH 21
Nov. 1/2, 1963
KaU
SAT asc:
KET 21 MARS 12
VEN o;
SUN IS
MER H
RAH
SUN
MRR
Navamsa
VEN
SAT
JUP A5C MARS
tCET
MOON
OUL
About her spinal problem, the reason Involving Gulika in
her husband's case has just been explained. She has some
more problems although in a very prime youthful age. These
may not be relevant here as they are not related to Gulika. The
diseases being so troublesome, focus should be made on 6th
lord Saturn, it is my experience that a weak 6th lord, like in
fall/combustion is better than a strong 6th lord like being in
own sign or in exaltation for safety from ill- health. Readers
may intelligently understand this issue with their actual ex-
perience.
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This lady lost her father in September 1976, before she
completed her 13th year. Note Gulika and Moon (the 12th lord)
in close association in the 9th house. Transit nodes were also
very close to these degrees - of Moon and Gulika. This was in
her Sun's Dasa. The natal Sun was also a victim in the hands of
Rahu/Ketu along with Gulika and the Moon. I do not say that
minus Gulika, this event would not have happened. Gulika Is
so powerfull in killing one's father so early as in this case, if he
is involved with the Sun, and the 9th house.
When Gulika joins the Moon or Mercury or even Venus in
a Navamsa of Venus of Mercury, the native will have excellent
abilities in singing, dancing etc. Venus in Virgo Navamsa in
such context may not give very marvellous effects, though.
The native In question is a good singer and a dancer. But these
abilities did not help her in making it big in the public, so far.
Case No.8- Male born on 29.1.1964, Wednesday, 1340
hrs, Delhi. Sun rise 0712 hrs; Sun set 1755 hrs. Mercury dasa
to expire I2y 10m I9d after birth.
JUP21 GULM ASCII RAH 11
VEN 22
SAT 01
29.01.1964
RbsI
MOON
20
SUN 15
MARS 10
MER2!
KETIS
RAH VEN SUN
out
ASC
MARS
Navamsa
JUP
MOON MER
SAT
KET
The native has a conspicuous physical defect - hunch
back.Gullka in the 12th Is said to give some physical defect as
seen in the previous pages. Another deficiency with this unfor-
tunate young man Is loss of vision.
He got this loss in 1975. I do not have exact date. He
was then in Saturn bhukti of Mercury dasa. The 2nd and 12th
houses are occupied respectively by Rahu and Gulika. Mer-
cury the 2nd lord is conjunct Ketu in the 8th house. The 12th
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lord Mars Is in the close company of the Sun. Saturn aspects
the 12th and Gulika in it. In Navamsa, Gulika joins the Sun in
the 12th. The bhukti of Saturn comes in the picture as he is re-
lated to Gulika.
Case No.9: Female born on 6/7th August, 1954 at
0450,hrs, Agra 27N9 78
0
E. Sun rise 0545 hrs; Sun set 1901 hrs.
Jupiter dasa balance at birth 12Y 8m 13d.
1
GUI. o
1
JUP n
KET:!
Aug. 6/7,1954
Kasl
ASC08
SUN 21
.MER Oe
MARS .1
RAH 21
MOON23
SAT 11
VEN OS
GUL MOON-
MARS
KET
JUP
VEN
Navamsa
SUN
SAT
MER
HAH ASC
Even at the age of 36, as of now, she is not married. At-
tempts in this regard have failed wholly. .
From April 1967 thru April 1986, she was in Saturn's
Mahadasa, for nineteen years. Saturn is exalted in Rasi, oc-
cupying his Moolatrikona Navamsa. He is also aspected by
Jupiter from 12th house, Gemini. Lagna lord, Moon, is also in
aspect of Jupiter. At the same time, the Sun and the Moon are
involved with Saturn. Saturn's role as the 8th lord scored plus
point here to stall marriage. Gulika is in the 7th in Navamsa.
(Virgo'is Navamsa Lagna, having Gulika in Pisces.)
Thus when Gulika, connected with the 7th house, as
Saturn is, it could have very adverse effects on the Issue of
marriage. Be if denial, short- iived marriage, unpleasant mar-
riage etc.
Case No 10: We have another horoscope here, now,
whore the native is yet a bachelor. Born on 5- 1- 1935, at 1148
hrs, in Delhi. Sun rise 071 hrs; Sun set 1736 hrs. Venus dasa
balance at birth 7y 11m 2d.
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ASCOS
SAT 02
5.01.1935
Rasl
KET08
VEN02
RAH OS
OULtl
SUN 21
MOON 2!
MER 2*
JUP25 MARS 19
RAM GUL JUP MARS
Navamsa
VEN
MER SUN
MOON
SAT
ASC
KET
At first, even an average reader will not fail to notice the
very popular Kuja dosha, not supported by any neutralizing
combination. Weil that could be one of the reasons to present
a gloomy picture of the 7th house. Mars acquired additional
powers to affect the occurrence negatively of marriage being
Navamsa dispositor of Gulika. Rahu dasa operated from
December 1983 - during the 30th- 48th year of native's age-
while Rahu is a companion of Gulika, in the Ras! chart. Here
again Gulika played his role effectively. Gulika and Rahu are
only 3 apart.
Case Ng.11: A case of highly delayed marriage. Born
on 7- 3- 1952 at 0740 hrs, Agra,27N9,78E. Sun rise 0637 hrs:
Sun set 1820 hrs. Jupiter dasa balance at birth 1 y 11 m 6d.
ASC M
GUL 19
MER 06
JUP Z5
SUN 2.1
RAH 8
7.03.1952
Kasl
MOON 02
VEN 25 KET 8
MARS 24 SAT{ R)
21
SUN MARS

RAHU
JUP
Navamsa
MOON
SAT
MER
VEN
KET
GUL
ASC
25
This lady has Jupiter In Lagna and Saturn in the 7th
When such slew- moving planets are In 1- 7 axis, marriage is a
slow process even with the help of favourable combinations. If
adverse yogas are present marriage could well be denied.
This horoscope has a couple of negative yogas affecting
the 7th house. Jupiter aspecting the 7th, that too, as the as-
cendant lord and superior benefic may be an asset on a super-
ficial analysis. What about Saturn in the 7th standing
diametrically oppisite Gulika In rising sign? They stand erect
as though they are placed at two different tips of a straight line.
To add, Mercury, the 7th lord is in fall in the ascendent Pisces.
Ironically Mercury dasa rules the native from 1973.
in this case too Gulika had his powerful role to delay
marriage with the help of other adverse yogas.
Now in May 1991, with transit Jupiter in Cancer aspect-
ing the ascedant blessed her with marriage, In Ketu dasa Venus
bhukti, with the commencement her 40th year of age.
Case No.12: Male born on 20- 8- 1944,0822 hrs (WT),
Bombay,18N56 72E51. Sun rise 07721 hrs. Sun set 2002 hrs.
Venus dasa balance at birth:14y 2m 22d.
SAT SUN
L
20.8.1944
RAH SAT
KET
Nnvamsa
JUP
KET
Kasl ASCSUN
MOON
JUP VHN
MER
MARS RAH
GUI.
GUL !5 MARS MER ASC
MOON
VEN
The native lost his mother in Get 1984, when he was in
flah'u dasa, Jupiter bhukti, Juptier (sub- sub period). Jupiter
having lordship of bhukti and vibhuktl played a key role. His
5th lordship (death of mother) came in handy. He was also in
transit in the 5th house Sagittarius. At the time of the event his
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transit was on the natal degree of Gullka, in exact opposition to
natal Saturn. Thus Gulika's piacemant in the 5th house as-
sumed added significance. Similarly Gullka in the 4th house at
birth, and getting involved in major transits may be adverse for
father's lifespan.
Case No.13:- Male born on 6- 8- 1951, 1124 hrs, Delhi.
Sun rise 0546 hrs; Sun set 1908 hrs. Sun dasa balance at birth
5y 5m Od.
JUPIJ
(R)
MARS
RAH J7
COS. 1951
Rasl
SUN 2
KTi7
MOON 23
MER 17
VENM
ASCU
OULI7
SAT M
RAH
cm.
MARS
ASC
SAT
Navamsa
JOP
SUN
MOON
VEN MER
KET
The native now entered his 40th year. Yet he has not
been blessed with a child male or female. His Rahu dasa
began on January 6, 1974. Rahu is In the 5th house- In
Aquarius. Jupiter, indicator of progeny, Is in the 6th in Pisces
in retrogression in direct aspect to Saturn. Jupiter's aspect on
Saturn, the latter being the 5th lord must be welcome for
progeny. The former's retrogression proved a snag. He is also
In debilitation in Navamsa.
What is the role of Gulika in denial of progeny so far. He
joins Rahu in Navamsa. Rahu's dasa proved an obstacle. His
dasa ends in January 1992. The next dasa wili be of Jupiter,
who Is the Navamsa dispositor of Gulika. The reader can draw
his own conclusion.
Case No. 14:- Male bom on 5- 10- 1955 at 2145 hrs, Delhi.
Sun rise 0617 hrs; Sun set 1803 hrs. Sun dasa : Oy 0m 16d at
birth.
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ASC 26
MOON 19
KET 26
Ocl. 5,19SS
Rasi
CUL 25
JUPOI
RAH 26 MR(R)
04
SAT 2fc
MARS 02
VEN 2
SUN 1
MOON JUP SAT SUN
RAH
GUL
Navamsa
MARS ASC
KET
MER VEN
For this native too, denial of progeny so far exists. The
5th house has debilitated Venus in Vargothama. The lord of 5th
is retrograde in Libra in the 6th. Jupiter is in an Aputra Rasi, a
sign stalling birth of offspring. Rahu dasa - Rahu being in a
Kendra to Jupiter and being conjunct Gulika in Navamsa
stalled birth of child.
Rahu dasa rules upto October 1990. Jupiter's dasa need
not deny him progeny. Rahu in a Kendra to Jupiter at birth
denotes some biological blockade. It could be to the spouse
as the said Rahu is in the 7th house. Scorpio being the 7th fur-
ther confirms some defects in uterus of the female. Medical
remedies should help them greatly.
Case No. 15:- Female born on 25- 3- 1959, 1840 hrs, Delhi.
Sun rise 0622 hrs; Sun set 1833 hrs. Dasa balance at birth -
Moon 6y 11m 14d.
Her marriage took place on 24- 10- 1982. She conceived
but miscarried In the very first year thereafter. During the later
seven years, there has not been even conception frustrating
the native.
It is said that birth following one ghatika after sun set is
ominous for marriage/progeny. More so for a female. This is
such a birth. Further, ascendant lord Mercury is in fail, in
retrogression while his dispositor and indicator of progeny -
Jupiter - too is in retrogression. That too in Scorpio. Such
Jupiter normally causes some grief or the other about birth of a
child, its wellbeing, lifespan etc.
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RET 20
MER(R)1(
SUN U
VENI2 MARS2S
2S.03.I9S9
Rasl
OUL II
SAT 14 JURIR}
09
ASC1J
MOON 21
RAH 20
ASC
OOL
RAH
Navamsa
MOON
VEN
SAT
MER
KT
SUN MARS
JU?
With such adveristles, Gulika Is unfortunately seated In
the 5th house. The current dasa is of Jupiter. It commenced In
an unwanted age.
Thus we have seen fifteen horoscopes to assess the role
of Gulika in the context of a couple of bhavas. We can formu-
late broadly some rules to be further Improved upon:
1. Gulika's Navamsa dispositor if adversely placed in the
Rasl chart can mar the bhava in question.
2. The dasa of the planet owning Gulika Navamsa or
Rasl can create many hurdles.
3. Gulika placed In the 5th bhava In Rasl chart has a say
in timing mother's end. In such a case 5th lord's dasa In opera-
tion will be adverse. 5th lord's dasa can be even as long as 20
years. Then the astrologer must look into some major transits
In the 5th/11th house.
4. Similarly Gulika placed In the 4th house in respect of
father's death. Here 4th house and 4th lord's dasa should be
taken Instead of 5th house and 5th lord's dasa considered
above. Transits in 4th/10th play vital role if of major planets.
5. If Gulika joins some malefic In Lagna, there will be
some problems of health - psychological/physical.
6. If Gulika's natal degree is transited by a major planet
can give specific results of the bhava It owns or occupies.
These results need not necessarily be adverse.
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7. Gullka in the 6th/8th Is bad for people in employment
of someone.
8. Guiika in the 3rd house plays a role of revival in na-
ture
9. Guiika In a relevant bhava joining the significator is
decidedly adverse for fructification of the bhava results. Ex-
ample: Guiika joining Mars in the 3rd is adverse for
brothers/sisters; joining the Sun in the 9th for father; joining
the Moon in the 4th adverse for mother; joining Mercury in the
4th adverse for education. But if he joins Saturn in the 8th. it
wiil not be adverse for longevity.
10. in spite of being adverse, if Guiika is aspected by his
dlpositor, he will not be harmful.
11. Gulika's association with Ketu should be given spe-
cial attention for malefic results.
12. Gulika's association with Mars when the latter is
constituent of Kuja dosha makes the said dosha work like
nuclear weapon.
13. Guiika is better placed if alone and is not in a Kendra
to any important planet.
14. Guiika should be accorded the status of a planet, ai
though it is just a mathematical point. We do so for Rahu and
Ketu.
Before concluding, I will give some clues on what role
Guiika plays In timing the death of a native. His is a chjef role,
which ah' planets do not play. These Hps should ofcourse be
used with the intelligence required to handle such delicate
topics Jest we see death again and again.
a) Saturn in transit moving in the 5th/9th Rasis from the
one occupied by Guiika at birth can cause death. This applies
only to natives born in night time, I.e. between sun- set and sun
rise.
b) Saturn in transit moving In the 7th Rasl form Guiika
for a day- born native can bring death.
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c) irrespective of day/night birth Saturn's movement in
trnslt on the Rasi occupied by Gulika at birth, or the Rasi repre-
sented by Gulika Navamsa in the natal horoscope will cause
death. Saturn then should come in Simha Rasi. or the sign
Leo, in Gochara.
d) Add the following three sums : ascendant lord's lon-
gitude, Gulika's longtitude and Saturn's longitude. (Here
'longitude' means the distance from zero deg. Arises to the
planet's degree position in the zodiac. Example : Virgo 14
means 164 . Expunge the multiples of 360. if required, from
the total so arrived. When Saturn moves in the resultant Rasi,
or its trine, death wili strike.
e) Multiply the longitudes of Guiika, Saturn and Jupiter
respectively by three separate multipliers, vlz.elghteen,
eighteen and ten. Add these three sums and expunge multi-
ples of 12 Rasi or 360. The resultant Rasi, or its Navamsa Rasi
(trine not mentioned here) when activated by transit Jupiter
wHI bring the native's death.
f) Add the longitudes of the Sun, Saturn and Gulika
noted from the birth chart. The resultant Rasi when transited
by the Sun wiil be the month of death.
g) The natal longitudes of Sun, Gulika and Saturn be
respectively multiplied by nine, eighteen and nine. Add these
three products. Expunge multiples of 12 Rasis. The Sun in
transit reaching the said Rasi could also be the month of death.
OTHER CLUES TO LIFE - SPAN:
1. Multiply the natal ascendant (counted from zero de-
gree of Aries) by five. Add to this the longitude in terms of
signs and degrees of Gulika. The resultant figure gives the
position of Prana. (This must not be confused with Pranapada
Lagna.)
2. In a similar manner multiply the Moon by 8 and then
add Gulika to obtain what is called "Deha". (This should not be
confused with a similar term used in Kalachakra Dasa.)
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3. Again in a similar manner multiply Guiika by 7 and
then add Sun's position to it, to get what is called Mrftyu. (Hiis
term should not be mixed up with Dhuma etc.)
Add the sums of 'Prana' and 'Deha' as obtained at 1 and
2 above. This should exceed 'Mrltyu'Cobtained in process 3
above) so that the native is long lived, if 'Mrityu' Is higher than
the sum total of 'Prana and Deha' above, short life will only
result.
Death or destruction of wealth will result when Saturn ar-
rives at the Rasi represented by the sum total of the three, viz.
Prana, Deha and Mrityu.
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Chapter 3
Some Interesting Classical Clues on Marriage
The Manu Smrithi prescribes four different Asrama
Oharmas (special orders of religion), viz.
Brahmacharva, Gaarhasthva. Vaanaprastha and Sanyasa.
Although these were specially laid down for a Brahmin, the
second one. viz. Grihasthaasrama is invariably followed by
every one, of any caste.
Brahmacharva prescribes study of three Vedas, or two
Vedas or at least one Veda, before entry into Grihasthaasrama
via marriage. According to Brihaspathi, marriage helps
procreation - expansion of creation without i Imitation, and
hence marriage is an auspicious event" in one's life. Manu
equates Grihasthaasrama to oxygen and asserts that this Is a
great link between the other three stages. The final goal of
Vivaha or marriage is obtainment of a son. which alone can
save a person from the hell. This apart, only a householder
(one who follows Grihasthaasrama) can perform Yagnas,
Taoasva etc. and will be entitled to give Daana (charity). This
view Is held by Rlshyasringa. Vaslshta goes a step farther.
Only the house- hoider can serve the fire- God (Aqni Deva) and
attend to an Athithl. Athlthl in Sanskrit means one who visits
without following Thithl Nlyamas. Losely, these days, the term
can mean a guest.
The male is just a half without Dharma Pathnl or wife as
per the teachings of Vyasa. A spouse who is the best suited in
all respects can Increase the bliss of Grihasthaasrama. accord-
ing to Daksha.
The modem outlook may not find It relevant If we equate
ancient Sastras that a female child in the first two years will be
under the custody of Soma, from two to four of Gandharvas
and from four to six, of Agni. In the very distant past, 7th year
for a girl was best recommended for marriage, like Upanavana
(sacred thread ceremony) for a boy. An eight- year oid girl was
classified as 'Gauri' while in the 9th year the classification of
the girl was 'Rohini'. After this age. she was classified as
Rajomathi'. Giving away a Gaurl girl In marriage led one to
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Swarqa Loka. Similarly the 'Rohinl' type girt being given away
In marriage caused attainment of Valkuhntha, the world of
Narayana. At the time of marriage of a Gaurl girl, Jupiter
should be strong. The Sun should enjoy strength In transit if
the marriage was of a Rohini girl. For other types of girls, the
Moon should be strong.
The above views are given here just to reflect the
thoughts held in esteem those days. In the modem society
these cannot be followed for various reasons. Hence we give
below some Instructions which have eternal applicability:
Vaslshta's view it: An even year of age is the best one
for a girl, and an odd one the best for a boy, to get married. A
marriage against this prescription wili give ill- health and grief.
A female being given in marriage in an even year of her age will
get many benefits, viz.wealth, life- span of an increased order,
learning, progeny, devotion to husband, and good fortunes,
sages like Vasthsya and Garga were still specific: in case of
marriage in odd years, it must be after three months of the
commencement of the year in question, and within three
months of even years.
Kaarika tylbandha prohibits a father from giving away his
daughter in marriage to the following categories of groom:
One who is blind, deaf, neuter, unemployed, suffering from
epHepsy or leprosy. The groom should not be from a long dis-
tance, not from a very nearby place, be not exceedingly weal-
thy, be not exceedingly lean, nor be a fool. He should neither
suffer from penury, nor be thrice of the age of the bride, nor
should he aim at attaining final emancipation { Mokshab-
hllashl). (it was considered to be a sin if one desired Moksha
without fulfilling his Asrama Dharmas). Brahma Valvartha, a
work of similar kind, holds similar views.
Giving away one's daughter in marriage to a boy born of
a prostitute, or a boy who is a leper, neuter or afflicted by
epilepsy etc. is classified among the greatest sins (Maha
Dosha) by ancient men of learning.
interestingly, the sages prohibited marriage of a girl even
to ah adventurist boy!
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A giri who is very tall, or who has a highly hairy physiqe
should not be accepted In marriage, say the sages.
Our Sasthras prohibited marriages with girls who have
been christened after stars. For example Anuradha, Swathi
etc.
They had also prohibited girls who have names of trees,
rivers, and snakes. Also those whose names end with "La" of
"Ra".
While the views of the sages be held venerable, about
the names of the girls, it is practically not possible to follow
such codes, particularly in these times. Yet if our readers have
some Interesting information on these suggestions, it would be
an enlightment to us.
But most of these views were based on the indisputable
Manu Smrithi. the very foundation of Hindu Dharma.
However, girls having the names of the rivers Yamuna,
Qanga, Gomathl and Saraswathl can be accepted. In plants,
girls having names viz. Tidasl and Malathl are acceptable. In
respect of Nakshatra, girls having names viz. Aswini, Revathi
and Rohlnl are acceptable. These exceptions were given by
Manu Smrithi itself.
The male who sacrifices his wife out of lust for money at-
tains the hell called Kumbhlpaka. "In that hell, he lives con-
suming urine, excreta etc. and is troubled by crows and the like
and spends his horrible life there for a period equal to the time
span of fourteen Indra's rule of the heavens. Then he will be
reborn on the earth as a flesh- bearer end flesh- seller." So says,
Brahma Vaivartha. Perhaps this applies well to those men who
are greedy for dowry and other exacting demands.
Before working on a marriage proposal it Is advised that
life spans of the boy and girl should be ascertained. For
without life everything else shall be of no avail.
We have of course detailed Instructions to estimate
one's length of life horoscoplcally. But there are some general
Information available in this direction from ancient sources.
Every hint may not be an Intelligible one, but out of curiosity
the following may be noted in order to know about the areas
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our ancestors had hazarded in respect of acquisition of
knowledge. Some of the suggestions contained herein may
even look absurd, indeed.
One's own tongue is Arundhathi. Nose tip is Dhruva.
The space between eyebrows is Vishnu. One who is not able
to see these will meet with his end soon.
One who is not able to hear even very heavy sounds, or
one who is not able to see his shadow in the moonlight will die
soon.
One will die within six months if he emits phlegm while
speaking or one who exhales very hot air will die in six months.
(This seems to be a medical clue.)
All of a sudden if one becomes exceedingly fat or ex-
ceeding thin, or exceedingly wealthy or exceedingly poor,
death is imminent.
The same is the result if one's foof- prints are not fully
visible when he walks on sand or myrth.
The head alone sweating, or when one sees his own fig-
ure as unsightly one In water/mirror: these will portend early
death.
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Fall of an eagle, crow or owl on one's head will bring
early death.-
Entry of a dove In one's home, or frequent cries of an owl
perched on the top of house will cause same effect. Sight of
crows in cohabitation does not promote one's iife span..
If one finds the Sun looking like the Moon, or vice versa,
death will strike within six months.
For obvious reasons these clues about short- life should
not be given more Importance than of academic value.
Now we have some clues from Tajakasagaram: malefics
in 2nd, 5th or 9th will give blemish of ordinary nature. In a
kendra, (1,4,7 and 10) or in the 8th the blemish will be galore
caused by these malefics, in the context of marriage.
The Sun or Mars In own sign or in exaltation identical
with Lagna or the 7th house will cause widowhood. To expand
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if the Sun Is In Leo for one born In Leo/Aquarius, or In Aries for
one bom in Aries/Libra, widowhood will be caused. Similarly
Mars in Capricorn for one born in Capricorn/Cancer, or placed
in Aries for one born in Aries/Libra, or placed in Scropio for one
born In
Scoprio/Taurus. The female with a strong Saturn In the
7th/Lagna, will be of questionable character. These clues
should be read with other factors in the horoscope.
The Moon In 6/8th while a malefic Is In Lagna: If both the
horoscopes of the bride and the groom have these two yogas
simultaneously, one of them will face life's end soon.
Death within 8 years of marriage wili come to pass if the
boy or girl has Moon in Lagna while Mars Is in the 7th house.
Two marriages will come to pass (for a boy or a girl). If
the ascendant Is a movable Rasl, while the Moon Is in any one
of the four movable Basis and a strong malefic is in a Kendra
unrelated to a beneflc.
The Moon joining Venus in a sign of Mars and aspected
by a malefic makes one of easy virtues.
A virtuous female Is born when the Moon or ascendant
lord Joins a benefic In an Immovable sign (Taurus, Leo, Scor-
pio, Aquarius).
A male having the Sun and Venus in the 4th house will ac-
quire s sickly wife. But the Sun In such a case should be be-
hind Venus longitudinally. Retrograde Venus also brings
identical results. In either of the cases if the Moon placed
anywhere is simultaneously full, the wife may die early, while
weak Moon will cause her end after a long Interval. The role of
reversal played by Full/weak Moon Is noteworthy here.
If a male has his 7th lord In his ascendant, he will obtain
an obedient spouse. Similarly, a female wiil get a henpecked
husband if her ascendant lord Is in her 7th house.
The ascendant lord and 7th lord individually disposed in
any manner in 1st/7th or joining In one of these houses - the
couple wili be exceedingly amicable to each other.
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Saturn or the Sun in his own sign identical with the 8th
house denotes a barren female. That is, one bom in Gemini or
Cancer with Saturn in the 8th house, or one born in Capricorn
with the Sun in Leo will find it difficult to conceive.
The Moon and Mercury together in the 8th house wili
give the female just one child.
Saturn in Lagna while the Moon or Venus is in the 7th
house denotes a barren female.
Mars placed In the 7th house and aspected by Jupiter
sheds his belmlsh and proves favourable in all respects. The
relevant sioka is: Sapthamastho Yada Bhaumo Guruna cha
Nirikshitah Tada tu Sarva Saukhyam Syanmangala dosha
Nasakrith.
The Moon joining Mars in the 6th house, repeat 6th
house, or in the 8th house will cause death of the spouse in the
8th year of marriage.
The 8th year of marriage wiil be inauspicious for the
spouse of the native who has a debilitated planet in the ascen-
dant.
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The Moon should be in Lagna while Mars is in the 6th or
8th therefrom: such a native dies early following marriage,
even without obtaining a child.
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A female having two malefics In her 7th house will be-
come a widow and will be tortured by her desires for sex. 3
malefics in such a case denotes a prostitute.
As per Vasishta a malefic placed in the 5th house in
aspect to an Inimical planet causes the female to be discarded
by her spouse. She may also give birth to a dead child.
A debilitated planet in the 8th house and having various
Inimical divisions gives birth to a female whose misfortunes will
prove fatal for her husband.
Malefics In 3rd/6th/llth while benefics are in a
kendra/kona counter the evils due to Angaraka Dosha. So also
the 7th lord placed in the 7th itself.
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To wares off premature widowhood the girl should he mar-
ried off to a pot (Kumbha Vivaha) or to an idol of Lord Vishnu,
or to an Aswaththa tree, then to the boy selected. So says
Markandeya Parana. Another work, Vivhava Khanda also
holds similar view.
Suryaaruna Samvada adds in this context: the girl after
Kumbha Vivaha should be bathed by waters gathered from five
different rivers and the wedded pot should be cast off in a river.
Not only this, a prayer in the context of Kumbha Vivaha is
also prescribed addressing Varuna and Vishnu, thus:
"Varunaanga Swaroopaya Jevanaanaam Samaasraya,
pathim Jeevaya Kanyaayaaschiram putrasukham kuru, Dehi
Vishno Varam Deva Kanyaampaalaya Duhkhathah'.
The meaning of the said Mantra is: "O God Varuna, the
very root for the existence of all beings, give a long life span to
the groom and give the bride progenlc happiness. 0 Vishnu,
save the girl from grief.
Given below are some very rarely discussed information.
These are mainly from Jataka Ratna, Manushya Jataka,
Yavanas, C.G. Rajan, etc.
If Venus and Mercury are together (longitudinally be
close) in the 7th house, the native will be denied of both a
spouse and progeny. Thus this combination in one go affects
the 7th and 5th houses, in the process if Jupiter or Full Moon
aspect the said Yoga, then marriage wili take place in an ad-
vanced age. But there is no hint on progeny.
Should Saturn and Mars be together In the 7th house,
then the native as well as his spouse will seek sexual associa-
tions outside marital bonds.
Discussing remedies for Mars dosha, we have an
authority stating that giving away a thousand cows In charity
will be of help. The remedy can be obviously In the reach of
only kings and kingly people!
The native's spouse will die of fire accident if there are
majefics in the 4th or 8th from Venus, while the Sun or ascen-
dant falls in Pisces, Aries or Virgo.
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If the natal ascendant, unaspected by a benefic, falls in
Virgo Navamsa, the native will seek union with many virgins.
One will be addicted to illicit sexual pleasures if the Lagna falls
In a Navamsa of Mercury. If Ketu is In the 7th in aspect to or as-
sociation with a malefic, early death of spouse will come to
pass. If Mars or Saturn is in the 7th while the 7th lord Is In the
6th or 12th house, the spouse will die early. With the Sun In
place of Saturn/ Mars as above, the spouse will give poison to
the native.
Venus placed in a movable sign and occupying simul-
taneously another movable Navamsa (i.e. not being in Var-
gothama Navamsa) indicates two marriages to the native.
Venus in Cancer while the Moon is in Capricorn - the na-
tive will marry twice.
The Sun and Saturn joining a node (i.e. Rahu/ Ketu) in
the 7th house denotes acquisition of a spouse that can poison
the native.
Retrograde Jupiter in the company of Mars destroys
one's spouse. The same result will come to pass if Mars and
Jupiter (not necessarily in retrogression) are in Cancer or in
Capricorn.
Venus in Scorpio causes early loss of spouse to one born
in Taurus ascendant.
Saturn In the 3rd house makes the native marry a girl
who has already lost her father. Further the mother- in- law will
be endangered In the very first year of marriage.
Mars in the 8th house denotes diseases of uterus to the
native's wife.
"Saturn, Mars and the Moon being conjunct in any Rasi
will make one equal to a king while his spouse wlil also be like
a queen in wealth.
Saturn placed In the 7th house In the 9th Navamsa of
Cancer/Scorpio/Pisces will deny progeny. He wili act in a
similar way if placed in Taurus, which is the ascendant, and
falls in Virgo Navamsa (i.e. Saturn In Virgo Navamsa).
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Rahu placed in the 7th house In a malefic- owned Rasl
and associated with a malefic - the result Is that the native will
destroy his entire wealth on illicit sexual pleasures.
Venus and Moon in the 7th give many children. Saturn
and Moon so placed deny marriage. Mars joining Mercury in
the 7th denies marital happiness, while Jupiter - Mars in the 7th
denotes a king. IfVenus and Mars are in the 7th house, the na-
tive becomes rich through spouse. (That these two in the 7th
can destablise the marriage is a different matter.) Jupiter join-
ing Mercury in the 7th gives birth to a rich person. The trio,
Jupiter.Mercury and Saturn in the 7th house gives a dumb
spouse instead of riches.
Should a male planet join a female planet in the 7th
house, the native will acquire great prosperity later in life.
If the 7th lord joins two benefics In a Rasi of a benefic,
the native will obtain twins.
If the 9th lord is debilitated and is In a movable Navamsa,
there will be two marriages for the native. On a careful study of
astrological literature, we can understand that movable and
dual Namvamsas deal with more than one marriage while fixed
Navamsas reflect one marriage.
A female born In Visakha Nakshatra In Tula Rasi
promotes the welfare of her younger brother- in- law while the
same Nakshatra in Vrischika Rasi is harmful to the said relative.
That is, a girl born in Visakah's fourth quarter should be ac-
cepted in marriage after a careful study of the entire situation.
One born (whether male of female) in Moola Nakshatra
or Asleasha Nakshatra will be harmful for the lifespan of father-
in- law or mother- in- law as the case may be. However the 4th
quarter of Moola and the first quarter of Aslesha are not a
blemish.
There are divergent views among the sages themselves
about births In certain Nakshatras:
Maharishl Narada classifies' birth in the last sixteenth
part of Jyeshta and the first sixteenth part of Moola as inauspi-
cious. Kasyapa Maharshi adds the first 16th part of Makha
also. Vaslshta swells the list by adding the last part of Revathi
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and the first part of Aswlni. Saunaka and Pitamaha hold identi-
cal views as Vasishta.
What emerges from this is the undesirable placement of
the Moon in the junction portions of Cancer/Leo, Scor-
pio/Sagittarius and Pisces/Aries. That is the Moon is inauspi-
cious for the last one sixteenth part of her stay In Aslesha,
Jyeshta and Revathl, and for the first one sixteenth part of her
stay in Makha, Moola and Aswini. This blemish of six stars Is
called by a common name "Abhukta Moola" somewhat akin to
Gandanta. Boys or girls bom in Abhukta Moola when married
could tell upon the life span of one of the iniaws as applicable
to each case. Sripathi's Rafnamala gives the gist of Abhukta
Moola In this manner.
But each sage mentions different durations and there
prevails no unanimity in this regard.
Maharshi Garga says there is no such dosha for Aswini
on Sunday, and for Jyeshta on Wednesdays and Sundays. Ac-
cording to Badarayana (i.e. Veda Vyasa), such Moon should be
devoid of strength, be with a malefic and be not aspected by
benefics. Moreover the Moon should not aspect Lagna lord.
Then the blemish is only name- sake.
But Pitamaha differs and has Just one clause: the. Moon
should have full strength. No more clauses are added. His
second alternative Is a good strength of Jupiter. Thirdly, birth
In Abhijlt Muhurtha is a powerful antidote for ills like Abhukta
Moola, Gandanta and Thlthl dosha, says Pitamaha.
According to another ancient authority, Acharya Jagan-
mohana, such blemishes are nullified If the 7th lord is combust,
or debilitated, or is in the 6th/8th house. In my opinion, such
7th lord cannot remedy the ills under discussion. On the con-
trary the defects will be compounded, due to adverse 7th lord.
See the following in support of my views:
Jatakottama, an ancient text prescribes: the 7th house,
its lord and the Moon (the last one causing the Abhukta Moola
blemish) should be strong arid aspected by benefics to dis-
count these Ills. The text adds another alternative that the con-
cerned planets denoting the relative to be endangered should
be exalted, strong and aspected by benefics. Then there is no
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danger. So to say if a younger brother- in- law is to be en-
dangered, the 9th lord (3rd from the 7th) should be exalted
etc..etc.. Simliaiiy, the planets denoting other relatives.
The best Nakshatras for betrothal are Chitta, Dhanishta,
Krittika and Sravana, provided these are not birth- stars of the
bride and the bridegroom concerned. Acharya Sudeva in his
Sukha Prabodha recommends Swathi, Anuradha, Poorva Phal-
guni, Poorvashadha and Poorvabhadrapada also for this pur-
pose. As per Kasypa, Tuesday, Ashtaml, Rlkta Thithls and the
first day of the lunar month are to be discarded for betrothal ir-
respective of the fact that the ruling Nakshatra is admissible.
According to Kathyayana Maharshi, if the groom after
betrothal leaves for a foreign land does not return, then the girl
after waiting for three Rit us or seasons (say six months) should
be proposed to an alternative boy.
Smrutl Chandrika asks one to withdraw the marriage if
after betrothal anyone in the family dies. Such a marriage will
cause early widowhood. Sages Garga and Meghathlthi also
hold similar views.
Dalvagna Manohara however has a different view as
against total cancellation of the proposal. The work states that
In such a situation, marriage with the same boy can be done
after a month of death in either family. Even this can be waived
if there are doubts about the life of a parent or Impending
famine or coup or political unrest in the country. In such a
case, marriage can be at once performed.
According to Maharshi Yagnavaikya. If there are any un-
expected obstacles, the marriage should be pursued after per-
forming Santi to Ganesa.
In works like Raja Martanda it is stated that Jupiter in
transit should be favourable for the bride, and the Sun for the
boy. The transit Moon should be favourable for both the boy
and the girl. The transit Sun should be in the 3rd, 6th, 10th or
i ith from her natal Sun for the girl to enable her to be happy
with her husband and offspring. If the transit Sun is identical
with the bride's natal Sun, early widowhood be declared. The
Sun moving in other houses, viz. 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th or
12th from the girl's natal Sun will bring grief and loss to the girl
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being given In marriage. However, the Sun in 4th/8th/l2th from
natal Sun is indicated to be medium and not the worst by
Garga. Worship of Lord Sun is recommended by sages in case
of unavoidable marriage as the transit Sun is in 1st, 2nd, 5th,
7th, or 9th from the girl's natal Sun.
Acharya Chandeswara gives detailed effects in case of a
marriage occurring when the transit Sun Is in various places
from bride's natai Sun:
1st - barrenness; 2nd - poverty; 3rd - happy; 4th - unfor-
tunate and grief- torn; 5th - few chiidern; 6th - affectionate to
husband; 7th - discarded by her men; 8th - takes to be devoid
of chasitity; 9th - poverty; 10th - happy; 11th - happy.wealthy;
12th - widowhood and unhappiness..
There is an exception, from some quarters, to the Sun in
transit in 2nd, 5th or 9th from the bride's natal Sun: He is harm-
less after thirteen days of the entry into the particular sign. But
the exception does not apply to 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th and 12th.
Garga suggests that if a mamage becomes inevitable
even with adverse Sun, then It can be performed after giving a
cow in donation.
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Chapter 4
PREMATURE LOSS OF FATHER
CASESTUDIED
Parents play a key- role in the upbringing of every child
bom on the earth. Parents enjoyed great importance
even in the casses of divine incarnations like Lord Rama and
Lord Krishna.
In ancient literature, mother was considered to be more
supreme than the heavens even. Both mother and father are
equated to God, with capital "G".
Astrology believes that every event occurring in this
mundane world Is cosmic- related and cosmlc- deslgned. Who
should be bom to whom Is also a cosmic decision. One enjoys
parentage according to his previous Karma. When we talk of
parents In astrology, such delineation covers every aspect of
mother and father fully. From one's horoscope all matters con-
cerning parents can be clearly visualized. Their health, status,
lifespan etc. can be gleaned from the horoscope of every
progeny of theirs. If a couple has, to cite an example, six
chlldern all the six horoscopes will lead to the same conclusion
about various aspects of parents.
To have iong- llvelng parents, who can protect the native
at every phase, Is Itself a divine blessing. Losing a parent In a
premature manner Is one's great loss. Whether It Is mother or
father, God is unkind to such a h&if- orphaned child.
We will now take up a couple of cases where each native
lost his/her father quite early in life and was later brought up
under the exclusive care of mother.
Before taking up these cases, we enlist below two sets of
rules dealing with father's short life and long life. Rules for
long- living father are necessary here so that rules for short-
living father are given only due Importance, not over- rated.
The 9th house Is Pltrusthana ruling one's father.
Everyone of us knows that the 9th lord, and slgniglcator Sun,
are bound to be endowed with strength, for father's long life.
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The 8th from the 9th house, i.e. the 4th house and its lord
should also be strong.
Adverse planets or a debilitated planet in the 9th need
not necessarily affect father's life span. Such a placement
could lead to other short- comings about father. To wit, a father
not caring much for the child, a father wanting prosperity or a
father with some health problems. But the 41h from the ascen-
dant or from the Sun having an unwelcome planet has a dif-
ferent story to tell, surely reducing father's life- span. Hence, to
start with, the 4th counted both ascendant as well as the Sun
should avoid having afflicting yogas. Let us not talk of mother
when we are discussimg the 4th house here as that will deviate
the concept presently on hand.
We should not ignore the roie of Rahu and Saturn in the
context of estimating .father's life span. Rahu and Saturn are
both sworn enemies of the Sun, Karaka for father. Ketu need
not be taken with such importance as he is more an enemy of
the Moon, than of the Sun.
YOGAS FOR SHORT LIVING - FATHER:
1. A debilitated planet in the 4th house, without joining a
benific.
2. Rahu in the 4th house in aspect to the Sun.
3. Sun - Saturn, or Rahu - Saturn, or Sun - Rahu in the 4th
house.
4. Lord of the 4th house with a debilitated planet or a
debilitated planet aspecting the 4th house having the
Sun or the 9th lord.
5. The 4th from the Sun aspected by a debilitated planet.
6. Rahu/Saturn in the 4th from the Sun or the 9th lord.
7. The lord of the 8th aspecting the 4th house having a dire
malefic (natural or by lordship).
8 Venus and Jupiter combust in the 9th while the 9th lord is
in debilitation.
9. Mars in the 7th while the Sun joins Rahu in the 9th.
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10. Lord of the 9th house placed In the 12th house, as
Jupiter and Mars are in mutual opposition.
11. Add the longitudes of the Sun and Gulika. If the resultant
degree counted from Aries falls in the 4th or 8th house
from the Sun or from the 9th lord father is endangered
early.
12. The degree mentioned at rule no.11 alternatively falling
close to Rahu's natal degree.
13. The Sun In the 8th while the 8th lord is in the 9th house.
14. The lord of the 12th in the 9th while the 9th lord takes his
position in his debilitation Navamsa.
15. The ascendant lord in the 8th house as the Sun joins the
8th lord.
16. Rahu in the 4th while the Sun is in the 5th house.
(16/18th year of the native).
17. The Sun in the 3rd house as Rahu is in the 9th house,
(mutual aspects between Sun and Rahu related to the
9th house).
18. For a movable ascendant, the Sun placed in the 5th
house and occupying a movable/dual Navamsa.
19. For night births, Saturn connected with the 8th lord or
the 4th lord.
20 if the very first Dasa (Vimsottari) be of a planet afflicting
the Sun or the 9th lord.
FATHER'S DEATH PRIOR TO THE NATIVE'S BIRTH
1. The Sun hemmed between Mars and Saturn, as Venus is
with Ketu.
2. Mars and Saturn in the 9th house while 5th lord (lord of
9th from 9th house) is in debilitation.
3. The 9th house having four malefics in aspect to the 8th
Jord.
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4. An exchange oetween lords ot the 9th and 4th while the
Moon is here deepest degree of fall.
5. The Sun and Venus placed together In a movable sign in
aspect to Mars.
6. Saturn and Mars joining together in a movable sign for a
night birth.
7. The Sun, Saturn and Mars together in a movable sign ir-
respective of day/night birth.
8. The 4th lord or the 9th lord or the Sun being subjected to
influence jointly of the 6th. 8th and 12th lords.
LONG- LIVING FATHER:
1. The 9th lord and the Sun with strength.
2. The 9th house and the Sun in good and beneficial
aspects.
3. The 9th house containing an exalted planet, or a strong
benefic.
4. The 3rd, 4th and 9th house having no weak planets.
5. For a night birth, Saturn in exaltation or associated with
benefic planets.
6. All the 3 houses, viz. 3rd, 6th, and 12th houses aspected
by benefics.
7. The 4th house having a exalted planet.
8. The 4th lord in strength. More combinations tor long life
to one's father can be worked out by a Intelligent stu-
dent. Such rules counteract short life combinations In
this context.
We give below 10 cases dealing with the subject. The
Ayanamsa used Is of Lahiri. All the horoscopes given below
are calculated through a computer.
Case No t: Male born on 15- 8- 1934at 06h 24m in Delhi,
28 N 39* 77 E 13". Ayanamsa 22 56' 51". Dasa balance at
birth - Moon 1y 11 m 28d.
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The native was bom in
Venus bhukti of Moon Dasa.
The said bhukti ended on 13-
02- 1936. He lost his father
before completion of his very
first year of age, in July 1935 It-
self.
At the outset no adverse
combination for shortlived
father could be seen. The 9th
lord Is in 11th in Vargothama.
Mere aspect of Saturn on the
9th and 4th should not be taken
as a killer combination.
Rule No t 1 given for short iife yoga comes in handy in
this case. Guiika Is O^O' in Libra. When we add Guiika, and
the Sun we get 29 Capricorn, which is exactly l80
o
away from
the Sun, and also fails in the 8th sign counted from Mars in
Gemini. Mars rules the 4th and 9th, two relevant houses.
Retrograde Saturn at birth is very close to the said de-
gree of Guiika plus Sun.
(The longitude of Guiika is calculated as given in Ch.3 of
BPH, Vol.1, tr. by R. Santhanam.)
Case No.2: Male born on 26- 3- 1967 at 8h 27m In Bom-
bay 18N 58* 72E 50'. Lahiri Ayanamsa 23 23' 47". Dasa
balance at birth - Moon 9y 1m
25days.
This native had lost his
father in August 1968 in Moon
Dasa, Rahu bhukti. The 9th lord
Jupiter exalted and Vargothama
is a welcome feature. The Sun -
Saturn conjunction In the 12th,
aspected by 12th lord Jupiter,
while Mars (R) is in the 7th, is an
ominous yoga for father. The
Sun Is In debility in Navamsa.
The 9th lord from the Moon sign
MARS
2702
SAT(R)
2- 0*
KETU 17.25
Aug. 15,1934
SUN 28.M
MER I - 5i
VEN J- 5J
RAHU
17- 25
ASC 5- 07
MOON
20- 40
JUP 20- 01
SUN 11- 22
SAT0- 22
ASC IJ- - IS
VEN 15- 52
RAH 13- 45
MER
14- 20
Mar. 26,1967
JUP 1- 03
MAR(R)
1- Si
KETU
154
MOON
11- 00
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Is Venus, who is in the 8th from the 9th in degreewise conjunc-
tion with Rahu and aspected by Mars ruling the 8th from the
Moon.
That an exalted, Vargottama Jupiter ruling the 9th kills
father so early as in the 2nd year of age may look like a myth.
But I remember a case where a lady with Venus in powerful
aspect to Vargothama Jupiter from Sagittarius in the 9th house
lost her spouse just in the 10th month following her marriage in
a very young age. That too, violently in a car accident.
For Aries Lagna, it seems, the stigma attached to
Jupiter by his 12th lordship cannot be washed so easily, al-
though he is a benefic for this Lagna.
Case No.3: Male bom on 23- 10- 1952 at 2003 hrs in Luck-
now. 26N 50' S0E 54'. Lahlri Ayanamsa 23 12' 14" Dasa
balance at birth Ketu 4y 10m 25d.
The native's father passed away In October 1954, when
the native was about to enter his 3rd year of age. The horo-
scope of the native in question Is as under:
Premature death of father
occurred with the beginning of
Ketu Dasa, Jupiter bhufatl. This
bhukti ruled from 6- 9- 1954 to
12- 8- 1955. The Kanaka for
father Sun is debilitated. He Is
also the 4th lord. Rahu is in the
4th from the Sun. The Sun is
aspected by the 8th lord Jupiter
in retrogreslon placed in the
12th house from Lagna. For
Taurus rising Jupiter is very un-
favourable. The 4th house,
death- dealing house for father
is also aspected by Jupiter
whose bhukti proved prematurely fatal for father.
Case No. 4 : This is a female's horoscope. The native
discussed under case no.3 is this lady's younger brother.
JUW
24- 47
ASC 31- 27
KETU
25- 39
RAHU
Nor. 23,1952
moom
*
MARS
u- ei
VEN
S- Il
SUN 4- 5*
MBM.2S
SAT
24- 17
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Her birth details are: June 11.1948,0358 hrs. Lucknow.
Lahiri Ayanamsa 23 08' 02". Dasa balance at birth - Saturn 5y
11 m 8d. The horoscope is given below:
At the time of father's
death in October 1954, this lady
was progressing in her Mercury
bhukti in Mercury Dasa that
commenced on 19.5.1954.
The Sun, the 4th lord and
Kanaka for father has Mars in
the 4th from him. Mars rules
the 12th house from the ascen-
dant Jupiter, the 8th lord in
retrogression aspects the 4th
house and Mars in it. The
aspect of Jupiter oh Mercury,
the ford of the bhukti and of the
Dasa in currency is noteworthy.
From these two horoscopes. (No. 3 and No. 4) it emer-
ges that for Taurus ascendant the Sun, being weak or having an
adverse planet in the 4th, while Jupiter the 8th lord afflicts the
4th house, does not favour a longliving father.
Case No. 5 : Female bom on 25.7.1968 at 0830 hrs GMT,
in Manchester, England. 53 N 30', 2 W15". Lahiri Ayanamsa
23
0
25'. 01". Dasa balance at birth - Saturn 13y 02m 07d.
The horoscope of the
lady in question Is given below;
She lost her father in the
end of the year 1978, In her 11th
year, when her Saturn Dasa,
Rahu bhukti was in operation.
Saturn is in debilitation in the
9th house and Vargothama.
Thus he was in no mood to
allow a long span of life to
father. The Vargothama of
Mars, the 4th and 9th lord,
prolonged it to 11th year at
RAHU
20.JS
ASC4- 51
SUN
24- 44
mm
14- 25 "
VEN(R)
14- 44
'
June. 11,1948
MOON
12- 30
SAT 25- 11
MARS
17- 18
JUKR)
l .
KETU
20- JS
RAHU
18- 41
SAT
2- 05
MARS
20- 12
MERC
24- 54
JoL 25,1958
SUN 9- 02
VEN 18- 40
MOON
7- 25
ASC 21- 44
JUf 13- 23
KETU
18- 41
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least. Saturn In debility aspects the 4th from the Sun while
there is nodal Influence in the 4th house counted from 9th lord
Mars. At the time of father's death. Jupiter was In Cancer, tran-
siting on the natal Sun and influencing the 4th from Lagna by
aspect.
Case No.6: Female bom on 13- 12- 1945, at 00430 hrs,
Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan) 28N 5', 75E 30'. Lahiri Ayanamsa23
0
5'
50". Dasa balance at birth Saturn 18y 3m 4d.
Entering her 15th year, she lost her father in December
1959, in Saturn Dasa, Rahu bhukti.
Her horoscope is given below:
Debilitated Mars aspects
the 4th house from Lagna and
the 4th counted from the Sun.
Saturn, the 4th lord, is also with
debilitated Mars. Two Var-
gothama planets, viz. Jupiter
and Saturn, related to the 4th
held up the event till 15th year.
Rahu is in the 8th from the
Karaka Sun.
Case No.?: Female bom
on November 2nd, 1963 at 0250
hrs In Delhi, 28
0
N 39" 77
0
E 13*.
Lahiri Ayanamsa 236 20' 50".
Dasa balance at birth - Venus
lOy 3m 16d. Her horoscopic
details are:
The native's father
breathed his last on 24- 8- 1976
when the native was running
her Sun Dasa, Jupiter bhukti.
This native's Is a night
birth. As stated earlier, for night
births, Saturn aspecting the 8th
lord or the 4th lord kills father
prematurely. In this case, the
Sun Is in fail in aspect to Saturn.
MOON
Ml
RAHU
0- 54
Dee. 13,194S
mars(r;
mi
SAT(R)
0- 40
KJTTU
t- U
SUN
MER(R)
is- a
VEN 15- 22
ASC
22- 0?
JUP
2* 7
JUPJR)
1M3
MOON
10- 45
RAHU
20- 07
No*. 2.1963
SAT
23- 13
ASC
23- 47
KETU
26- 0?
MARS
11- 4*
VEN 2- OA
SUN
15- 23
MERC
13- 22
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Saturn further aspects retrograde Jupiter, the 8th lord. Such
Jupiter aspects the 4th house and its lord. The bhukti of
Jupiter proved fatal for father when the Sun's dasa was on.
The Sun at birth adversely affects the 9th house. The 9th from
the Sun has Rahu, reducing father's life.
Case No.8: This native Is a brother of the lady discussed
under case No.7. He was bom 20 years before her.
His horoscopic details are: Bom on 17.07.1943 at 2120
firs (WT), 2020 hrs(iST) in Rewari. Ayanamsa 23 04" 02". Sun
Dasa balance at birth 3y 04m 07 days.
At the time of father's
death on 24.8.1976. this native
was in Rahu Dasa. Venus bhuk-
ti. He was in his 23rd year. In
his case father's death need not
be called strictly premature as
in the case of his sister (case
No.7) who was only 13 at that
time. Yet this horoscope will
serve some clues about early
paternal grief.
This Is a night birth.
Saturn aspects the 8th lord
Sun. Mars aspects the Sun -
Rahu combination in the 7th
house. Venus as the 10th lord in the 8th house is generally ad-
verse, in his bhukti, for father. The 10th house relates to the
last offices of one's father in Hindu astrology.
Case .No.9 : Male bom on 7.3.1932 at 0340 hrs in Delhi,
Lahiri Ayanamsa 22 54' 37". Rahu Dasa balance at birth -
lyjm 20d.
MARS
I2.5
SAT
J7.
MERC
z$- (a
July. 17,1943
SUN l- OC
3Ur KM*
RAHU
! - }
ASC 1M4
MOON
2- 33
ICET 23- 5
VEN
14- 0
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MLRC
i- Vt
RAHU
J- W
VEN 1 1
i !
i
SUN JJ- U
MAR1J- J
MOON
iM7 Mar. 7,1932
JUP21O0
SAT
8- 17
ASC
2^51
1

t
(
KETU
3- 09
This is again a night birth
where the 4th lord Jupiter (in
debilitation Navamsa) is in
aspect to Saturn. The 4th house
has debilitated Mercury, being in
close orbs with Rahu. The
native's father died in 4th lord
Jupiter's Dasa and the 9th lord
Sun's bhukti in 1944 in his 13th
year.
Case No. 10 : This horo-
scope belongs to a male whose
father died four months prior to
the native's birth. This native is
the younger brother of the person discussed as case No.1
supra.
The relevant horoscopic data are: Birth on 7.11.1935 at
1011 hrs In Delhi, Lahiri Ayanamsa 22 57'56". Dasa balance
at birth 18y 3m 16d.
The 4th lord is in the 12th
in aspect to Saturn, who aiso
aspects the 9th house and
whose Dasa will be in operation
at birth. The 4th lord is not
directly connected by aspect
with the 3 evil lords, viz. of the
6th, 8th and 12th. But the 4th
house is. The Moon rules the
12th and aspects the 4th. Venus
the 6th lord also lends his
aspect to the 4th house.
In the case of father's
early death, we have used the
4th house. Similarly the 5th
house, afflicted, deals with mother's premature end.
MOON
WO
KETU
21- 38
SAT(RJ
10.32
Nov. 7,1935
ASC 6- 20
MAR14- 0$
RAHU '
Zt- M
JUP
6- 36
SUN
20- 51
MERC
3- 03
VEN
4- 45
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Death - let it be of anybody is a grievous event causing
agony to the affected. Enthusiasm without sufficient under-
standing of the relevant astrological principles or an easy -
going approach is not warranted. Let us re- stress that the dis-
cussions made so far in this article are far too insufficient, for a
subject like the one that has been on hand, and are not tailor-
made for every horoscope.
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Chapter - 5
ASTROLOGY & ANCESTRAL INHERITANCE
Each of the 9 planets Is classified as a natural benefic
or a natural malefic. But when deeply considered, a
planet although a benefic can also act malefic in some
respects. And a malefic in some respects can also be a
benefic in some other respect. Likewise, each of the 12 houses
has both good and had aspects to reveal.
Take the evil houses. These are, to start with, three in
number. The 12th, 6th and the 8th. These are more malefic in
the ascending order. That is, the 8th house is the most inauspi-
cious.
Strangely the 8th house rules longevity as well. That is a
positive aspect of life. The negative aspect is death. Hence
death comes under the 8th house, as the 2nd house rules
wealth means, it also rules poverty, financial insufficiency etc.
One of the most Important aspects of this much- dreaded
evil house, viz. the 8th house, is inheritance of properties from
ancestral sources. Speaking in detail, this house rules dona-
tions received, gifts received, effortless money earned etc. etc.
ancient as acquisition of property. The inheritance ranged
from a small piece of property to a vast kingdom. Classical
texts have at reasonable length dealt with the aspect of in-
heritance.
Laws of inheritance differ from country to country, from
time to time, from religion to religion. With modern life becom-
ing more and more complex, litigations in court are an added
dimension to this aspect.
We give some simple rules that suggest a possibility of
one's inheriting ancestral properties :
1. The lord of the 8th being strong, In exaltation,
Moolatrikona etc. and occupying good Dwadasamsa. (If
the 8th lord is strong in Rasi but is weak/adverse in
Dwadasama, inheritance will be obstructed.)
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2. The 8th lord in the 11th house, joining one of the
11 th/9th/i0th lords.
3. The 8th lord in aspect to a powerful Sun or Moon.
4. The 8th lord falling in many of the vargas ruled by the
lord of the 9th/5th.
5. The 8th lord in exchange with the lord of the 9th/10th.
6 The 8th house being aspected by the Sun or the 9th lord,
or the 10th lord or Jupiter.
7 The 8th lord in the 2nd house along with the 2nd lord or
with Jupiter.
8. The 8th and 11th lords in mutual aspects, but from good
houses.
9. The 8th house having an exalted planet, with strength.
10. Jupiter powerfully aspecting the Sun/9th/10th lord.
The above are some combinations when present as
specified can ensure inheritance to the whole horoscope.
Following combinations indicate litigation and such
other negative aspects to the subject Issue on hand;
1. The 8th lord in the 6th house.
2. The 8th lord conjuct Saturn.
3. The 4th lord aspected by Saturn.
4. The 4th lord in the 6th/8th house.
5. The Sun/Moon in the 8th house aspected by Saturn or by
the 6th lord without any help from Jupiter.
6. An auspicious Rahu in the 8th house or even In the 7th
house denotes inheritance from parents of the spouse.
But these are largely subject to litigations.
7. The nth lord related to the Sun gives inheritance after
initial litigations.
8. The 9th/8th lord in retrogression delays inheritance.
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Some practical horoscope asre discussed below dealing
with inheritances;
Example No. 1; Male born on 5- 1- 1935 in Delhi at lOgh
31 phal. The planetary positions at birth are as under:-
The native at birth had a
balance of Venus dasa for 7y
10m 06d.
He has one younger
brother. His father had huge
properties running into millions
and died in June 1988, the mo-
ment the native's Mercury bhukti
in Jupiter dasa started. His
father willed equal share of
properties between his share in
favour of his younger brother.
The 10th lord Is in the 8th
house indicating existence of
parental properties. The Sun in
the 10th house aspected by Mars is also favourable. The 9th
house is house of sacrifices, donations given etc. The lord of
the 9th aspecting the 10th, while the lord of the 12th in the 11th
aspecting the 8th house, house of inheritance, shows sacrifice
on the part of the native. He is a bachelor and felt no need of
accumulation of wealth.
Example No.2: Bom on 26- 5- 1943 at 1623hrs iST.
Varanasi. His horoscope is as under:
Here also the native is the eldest having one co- born
after him. The native's father, alive, has a lot of properties. Al-
though the native is trying to get his share of ineritance by a
formal division, during the last fifteen years, the father some-
how only favours the younger son to inherit wholly.
The ascendant is Libra. The 4th lord Saturn. In the 8th
house along with the Sun, and with the 9th lord Mercury is a big
snag for smooth inheritance. The 6th lord aspects the ascen-
dant as well as the Moon. The Moon is the 10th lord, showing
father's earnings. Such 10th lord in aspect to 6th lord from the
9th - house (father) shows a belligerent mood of the father.
ASC8
Jnn. 5, 19.35
KETU :
VEN 3 02
SAT :.3o
RAHU28
SUN 31.05
MOON
21.2*
mer:5
JUP
24- 20
MARS
IS
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When Sun- Saturn conjunction
occurs in a horoscope, that itself
is a clear signal for the native to
have bitter relations with father.
Here it occurs in the 9th house,
more adversely.
Rahu dasa balance at birth
is I2y 8m 29d. During the opera-
tion of Saturn dasa, the native
could not change his father In
his favour. This dasa rules upto
Febuary 1991.
Will the native at last get
the inheritance? As stated ear-
lier an exchange between the 8th and 9th lords casnnot
deprive the native of inheritance. At last the father will have to
willingly give up his attitude. The next dasa, from February
1991, will be ruled by Mercury. Mercury Is the 9th lord. During
the currency of the sub period of Mercury, along with the tran-
sit of Jupiter in Virgo (Oct 1992 to Oct 1993) this event will fruc-
tify.
Example 3; Born on 14.2.1940 at 1423 hrs in Bhlwani,
Haryana. Lat 28N50, Long 76 E 10.
Following is the birth chart of this male native:
From birth date for a
period of 6y 2m 17d the native
was under Ketu's dasa lordship.
Within 3 months of birth, the na-
tive was brought to Delhi to be
taken care of by a relative. In
December 1956, he was formally
adopted by the same people as
they were childless. The adop-
tion was in Venus dasa - Jupiter
bhukti of the native.
This adoption entitled the
native to an Inheritance of im-
movable properties, worth
MARS
i- r.
SUN ll- lu
MERC ft
sat:i- :o
iu? :t- u
VEN
:.
MOON
19.44
May. 26,1943
raMu
23
KETU :s
ASC 12
JUP
15*23
VEN
10- 05
KETU0.25
MOON1- I
MARS 5
SAT 5- 25
SUN i- Sft
MERC
12- 52 r>h. 14. 1940
ASC 29
RAHU
0.25
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above a crore ana the rental income of a decent order ot his
adopted parents.
There is no direct classical reference to adopted parents.
But from my experience i gather that the Saturn - Moon or
Saturn - Sun or Saturn - Mercury connection taking place in the
9th/4th leads to one's going in adoption. This point may fur-
ther be researched.
The adoption and formal right to inherit occurred in
Jupiter dasa, Venus bhukti both of whom are placed in the 8th
house. One is in own sign while the other is exalted. Venus is
further in Libra Navamsa avoiding Virgo, debilitation. These
two planets ensure inheritance of a decent order.
Example 4: This male native was born on 21/22 August
1965 at 0320 hrs in Agra, 27 N 11 78 E 02. Following is his
horoscope:
Birth dasa balance was
Mars 4y 9m I6d. As soon as he
was born he was brought up by
an orphanage. However due to
his fortunes, in December 1969.
in his 5th year, in Mars dasa.
Moon bhukti, he was picked up
from the orphan home by a rich,
childless couple and formally
adopted. Thus he became a
single inheritor of the large
property held by this couple.
The 8th lord is powerfully
placed in own house in powerful
aspect to the Sun from Leo. The
ascendant lord exalted in the 11th got him out of the or-
phanage and placed him in a rich man's home as Jupiter also
aspects the 8th lord. The aspect of Jupiter is that of the 9th
lord, lord of Bhagyasthana (fortunes).
Example 5: Twentyfour years of litigation is a long litiga-
tion to assert one's inheritance rights. This native born on
6/7th March 1932, at 0340 hrs in Delhi has the following horo-
scope :
MOON
27.31 .
RAHU27
3UP
2- 45
saT(R)
:I- 40
Aug. 22,1965
ASC2
MER(R)
25- 30
SUNS
KETU 27 MARS 7 VEN M5
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Dasa balance at birth was of Rahu 1 y 7m 29d. The native
is the son of his father's second wife. Father has phenomena!
properties even in terms of those days. The native's step-
brothers and cousins contrived a plot against him and
mortgaged his share of properly
to a foreign bank in 50's. The
native launched a litigation to
contest the mortgage of his
share without his consent. This
was in Saturn dasa, Ketu bhukti
in 1955. A long drawn battle for
24 years was ahead for the na-
tive. While his Mercury dasa
was in progress, in the year
t979, his share of property was
freed from the mortgage and his
part was fully released to him by
the court as well as the bank.
An exalted planet, who is
also the lagna lord, Is in the 8th showing inheritance. But as he
is the 4th lord as well, the Inheritance has been subjected to a
litigation. His retrogrresslon caused more and more delay.
Dasa lord, Mercury, being In strong aspect of Jupiter from the
8th house ensured successful acquisition of his share of
properties.
The reader can use the hints given here, on Inheritance
and related litigation and can gain a fair idea on the subject, it
is hoped.
MERC
l.(>0
RAHU 4
VEN > !
1
SUN
MOON
lt >
MAR I5.4< M r. 6/7,1932
JUKR)
21- M
SAT
(- IS
ASC 25 < ; KETU *
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Chapter 6
Kala Chakra Dasa - Its basics
After the series on Kaia Chakra dasa started appearing
in The Time Of Astrology for the first lime, numerous
readers' Interest in KCD got aroused. There are continuous
requests for a detailed article enlightening on the fundamentals
of calculations of this simple, otherwise complicated Dasa. By
complicated Dasa, I only mean that the Dasa got
misunderstood at some point about its calculations and the
like. Else the scheme was originally devoid of any confusion.
Mr. Dewan Chand Kapoor's Hindi version provides the
right Parasari path while books or portions In English being
unintelligible as they are, do not really serve any purpose.
There are books in Tamil also but Information there were not
pieced together so uniquely as to depend on by the student of
astrology.
Originally this Dasa was elaborated by Lord Siva to His
Consort as we gather form Parasara. This particular portion
was to be included In the second volume of Bhhat Parasara
Hora Sasthra of my English translation. Though I had had
completed the English translation of this portion in 1984 itself,
the remaining work was not carried on further by me for some
other reasons.
There are more than half- a- dozen versions of BPH, both
in Hindi and other languages, with or without original slokas.
Some are even partial. I on my part rely on the slokas of late
Seetharam Jha. There is another version of Dev Chand Jha
which Is equally reliable, but for minor variations in concept al-
though both the texts originally are reconstructed.
Late C.G.Rajan's Parasara Hora in Tamil is partial and ex-
cludes KCD. Kumara Swameeyam and Nataraja's
Jatakalankaram in Tamil have only handful verses on KCD and
hence do not give required insight, in full.
in Telugu, I saw no specific work on KCD except in a
translation of Phala Deepika. These slokas are familiar to
English readers through late Sri V Subrahmanya Sastri.
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Jataka Pahjatha also deals with KCD (vide Sri V.S.
Sastrl's translation) but this portion is incomplete, not sys-
tematic as well. I have with me a very old version of JP publish-
ed in 1920*8 by T. Swaminatha Sastri. Here again same is the
case.
The Tanjore Saraswathi Mahal library (patronized by
Sarabhoji Maharaja) brought out a book exclusively on the
subject. But it does not elaborately deal with calculations.
Results are its main subject.
From the above, it is clear that KCD is partial, but for
Parasara. Even that partial state is further brought down by
fundamental inaccuracies by some interpreters. This is my es-
timate of the situation prevailing today.
Those who are famllar with the Hindi version of BPH will
not deny that KCD is fully treated therein, sans broken links, as
for calculation of the Dasa periods, their order, Jeeva- Deha,
para may u (full span of life) and the like. A sense of inbuilt
coherence could be found in BPH which is not the case with
others.
On predictive side, a discerning reader can add further
rules based on his own experience once he gets a clear vision
of the Dasa.
After these general information, we now come to under-
stand related calculations.
KCD Is based on the Navamsa position of the Moon, that
is upon the quarter of the Nakshatra occupied by'her at the
time of birth. Vimsottari Dasa, as we know, depends on the
Nakshatra, as a whole, holding the Moon.
in dealing with KCD, we go step by step, so that even a
new reader is able to understand the system easily.
STEP ONE
The 27 Nakshatras are divided into two categories. The
first one is Savya Nakshatras. fifteen in number. The second
one is Apasavya Nakshatras, twelve in ail.
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How to grouplfy these: Make two columns. Write the
first three nakshatras - Aswini, Bharanl and Kritika in the right
hand column(Savya), and the next three Nakshatras - Rohini,
Mrigasira and Arudra in left hand column (Apasavya). Then
note down the next 3 Nakshatras in Savya coiumn, the next 3 in
Apasavya column. Go on this way till 27 Nakshatras are writ-
ten down. Then you find 15 Nakshatras in right hand coiumn
under Savya group, and 12 Nakshatras in left hand column
under Apasavya group.
These two groups are further sub- divided In all into four
groups for the number of Dasa years and Deha jeeva calcula-
tions. Each group has one Nakshatra, as its head, and
whatever applies to that head Nakshatra, applies to the other
constituent Nakshatras, of that particular group.
For example, Aswini heads nine other Nakshatras.
Hence Aswini group has ten Nakshatras. Bharani heads four
other Nakshatras and hence Bharani group has a total of five
Nakshatras. Thus 15 Savya Nakshatras are classified in two
groups.
The 12 Nakshatras of Apasavya group are classified
thus. Rohini has three more Nakshatras and hence Rohini
group has a total of four Nakshatras. The last group, headed
by Mrigasira has a total of eight Nakshatras Including
Mrigasira.
in the Savya group, take the first 3 Nakshatras, and the
first Nakshatra belongs to Aswini group, the 2nd belongs to
Bharani group, the 3rd again to Aswini group, this way repeat
the same principle for the rest of the four triads of Savya group.
in the Apasavya group, the first belongs to Rohini group,
the next two to Mrigasira group. Go on repeating this same
classification for the other three triads.
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Now we can see the whole thing In the "Speculum of
Nakshatras - Savya and Apasavya groupffications" as shown in
speculum 1 below:
SPECULUM- 1
SAVYA & APASAVYA GROUPIFICATIONS
Apasavya Savya
Rohini(R) Aswinf(A)
Mrigasira(M)
Bharani(B)
Arudra(M) Kritika(A)
Makha(R)
P.Phalguni(M)
U.Phalgunl(M)

Punarvasu (A)
Pushyami(B)
Aslesha(A)
Visakha(R) Hastha(A)
Anuradha(M) Chitta(B)
Jyeshta(M) Swathi(A)
Sravana(R) Moola(A)
Ohanishta(M) Poorvashadha(B)
Sathabhisha(M) Uttarshadha(A)
Poorvabhadra(A}
Uttarabhadra(B)
Revathi(A)
12 Nakshatras 15 Nakshatras
in the above table ( Speculuml ), we find, in brackets,
opposite the Nakshatras. 'A', 'B', "R* and 'M* denoting the
group they belong to.
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Following clarifies further:
A' is Aswinl group having ten Nakshatras.
B' is Bharani group having five Nakshatras.
'FV is Rohini group having four Nakshatras.
'M' is Mrigasira group having eight Nakshatras.
Thus 27 Nakshatras are made into a total of four groups.
STEP TWO:
KCD assumes Paramayu (or full ilfe span) based on the
Moon's Navamsa position, which is dependent upon the
quarter of Nakshatra she occupies at birth.
if in Aries Navamsa, she gives 100 years, In Taums
Navamsa 85 years, in Gemini Navamsa 83 years; and in Cancer
Navamsa 86 years. What applies to Aries Navamsa applices to
Leo and Sagittarius. Similarly Virgo and Capricron each get 85
years like Taurus. Like Gemini, the other two, viz. Libra and
Aquarius each gives Paramayu of 83 years. Lastly Scorpio as
well as Pisces contribute on their parts 86 years. This way of
Paramayu is for Savya Nakshatra Navamsas of the Moon.
Needless to say Paramayu for a given horoscope is only com-
puted from one source Moon's Navamsa, whether it is Savya
or Apasavya Nakshatra.
The contributions of Paramayu for Apasavya Nakshatras
are reversed based on natai Moon's Navamsa positions, thus:
86 years for each Amsa of Aries traid, 83 years for each Amsa
of Taums traid, 85 years for each Amsa of Gemini traid and 100
years for each Amsa of Cancer traid.
For an easy grasp, see the following two charts for the
number of full years (Paramayu) for the Moon in 12 Navamsas
- in Savya and Apasavya separately, in speculum 2(A) and 2(B).
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Piscei
100
Arlci
85 81
63
SAVYA
2 A
84
65 ISO
100 u 81 85
100 86 81 85
85
APASAVYA
2 B
100
81 84
8*
SIJI
100
Scot
85 81
STEP THREE:
The Paramayu as denoted in step two is distributed as
nine Rasl Dasas, as being explained bere below:
The Dasas in KCD scheme are known by the joint name
of a Rasi and its lord. For example Mesha- Kuja, Vrishabha-
Sukra. Mithuna- Budha etc. Thus there are twelve different
Dasas for the seven planets from the Sun to Saturn. There are
no dasas for Rahu and Ketu as they own no Rasl for KCD
scheme.
The years allotted to a planet apply to Its Rasl or Rasis.
From the Sun to Saturn the Dasa years In order are:
5,21,7,9,10,16 and 4. The years of KCD allotted to the seven
planets have a direct relation to the number of rays allotted to
Sun to Saturn by Upendracharya in Jinendramala (Tamil, 1938
edition). Rahu too has 4 rays while Ketu has none. Both do
not figure in KCD. Anyway in analysing Kumbha Dasa, Rahu's
role meseems needs to be considered specially apart from that
of Saturn. The rays (Kiranas) given by Kalyana Varma In his
Saravali ate anyway different from Upendracharya's exposi-
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tion. Coupled with Rasis, these years are shown in speculum 3
given below;
SPECULUM 3 - DASA YEARS
1. Aries Mars 7 years
2. Taurus Venus 16 years
3. Gemini Mercury
9 years
4. Cancer Moon 21 years
5. Leo Sun
5 years
6. Virgo Mercury
9 years
7. Libra Venus 16 years
8. Scorpio Mars 7 years
9. Sagittarius Jupiter 10 years
10. Capricorn Saturn 4 years
11. Aquarius Saturn 4 years
12. Pisces Jupiter 10 years
From speculum 3 we should understand that whenever
any Rasi's dasa is mentioned, the years allotted to its lord
make for the Dasa duration of the Rasl. For example, Mesha
dasa is 7 years, Vrishabha Dasa is 16 years, so on and so forth.
The planet's name is conjoined as a tradition uniformly. Dasa
years for a Rasi are the same for Savya and Apasavya
schemes.
The Paramayu shown in speculum 2 (A) for Savya and
speculum 2 (B) for Apasavya as the case may be should be dis-
tributed among a specific set of nine Rasis. Needless to men-
tion if we add up the nine Rasi dasa years, we should get the
Paramayu figure indicated for the concerned Navamsa of the
Moon at birth.
Each Nakshatra has four Navamsas. We have four sets
of Nakshatras put together in Savya and Apasavya, as shown
In speculum 1 supra. Hence we get sixteen Navamsa varia-
tions, as explained below :
1. Whatever applies to Aswini 1st quarter applies to the
1 st quarters of the other nine Nakshatras of Aswini group. The
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second quarters of nine other Nakshatras of Aswlni group be
treated like Aswini 2nd quarter. The 3rd and 4th quarters of As-
wlni group Nakshatras get the same treatment as the 3rd and
4th quarters of Aswini Nakshatra in order.
2. The four quarters of the other four Nakshatras of
Bharani group get the same treatment as the four quarters of
Bharani get.
3. The 4 quarters of the other three Nakshatras of Rohini
group are treated in the same fashion as the concerned four
quarters of Rohini.
4. Lastly Mrigasira has seven other Nakshatras in its
group. Here again what applies to the four padas of Mrigasira
applies to the respective four Padas of other 7 Nakshatras of
the group.
For example, Aswini 1st quarter gets 100 years of
Paramayu. The order of Dasa years are: Aries. Taurus, Gemini,
Cancer, Leo. Virgo. Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius. The years
of each sign are to be taken from speculum 3. Hence they are
in order :7 + 16 + 9 + 21 + 5 + 9 + 16 + 7 + 10 = 100
years.
For Aswini 2nd quarter, the Paramayu of 85 years are dis-
tributed among nine signs thus : Capricorn (4 yrs), Aquarius (4
yrs), Pisces (10 yrs),. Scorpio (7 yrs), Libra (16 yrs), Virgo (9
yrs), Cancer (21 yrs), Leo (5 yrs) and Gemini (9 yrs). Total - 85
years.
For Aswini 3rd quarter, the Paramayu Is 83 years. The
order of Rasis and years are distributed thus : Taurus (16 yrs),
Aries (7 yrs), Pisces (10 yrs), Aquarius (4 yrs), Capricorn (4
yrs), Sagittarius (10 yrs), Aries (7 yrs), Taurus (16 yrs) and
Gemini (9 yrs) = Total 63 years.
The last example is for Aswini 4th quarter, the Paramayu
of which is 86 years - scattered among 9 Rasis as under; Can-
cer (21 yrs), Leo (5 yrs), Virgo (9 yrs). Libra (16 yrs), Scorpio (7
yrs), Sagittarius (10 yrs), Capricorn (4 yrs), Aquarius (4 yrs),
and Pisces (10 yrs) = Total of 86 years.
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The tour different classifications distributing the dasa
years etc. with the help of sixteen Navamsa groups are shown
in speculum 4A to 4D separately.
Deha (Body) AJeeva (Life) Basis:
The first Dasa Rasi is Deha, and the ninth Dasa Rasi is
Jeeva for Savya Nakshatras. And the reverse Is applicable to
SPECULUM - 4A
Savya Nakshatras (Aswini Group)
(Aswini, Krittika, Punsrvasu, AtlMht,
Hasths, Swathl, Moola, Uttarahadha,
Poorvabhadra and Revathi = 10 Nakshatras)
Padas Ordar of Dasa Rasis with- No. of Para- Otha - Jaava
yrs shown below rasis mayu
yaws
1st 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Ari Sag
7
16 9 21 9 9 16 7 10 - 100
2nd 10 11 12 6 7 6 4 5 3
Cap Gam
4 4 10 7 16 9 21 9 9 - is
3rd 2 1 12 11 10 9 1
2 3 Ttu Gam
16
r
10 4 4 10 7 16 9 - 63
41h 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Can Pis
21 5 0 16 7 10 4 4 10 - 88
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SPECULUM 4B
Savya Nakshatras - (Bharani Group)
(Bharani, Pushyami, Chitta, Poorvashada ana
Uttarbhadrapada = 5 Nakshatras)
Paoas Order ot Dasa Rasis with No. of Para- Oeha Jeeva
yrs shown below rasis mayu
years
1st 8
7

4 5 3
2 1 12 Sco Pis
7
16 9 21 5 9 16
7 10 = 100
2nd 11 10 9
1 2 3
4
5 6 Aqu Vir
4 4 10 7 16 9 21 5 9 = 85
3rd 7 6 9 10 11 12 8
7 6 Lib Vu
16 7 10 4 4 10 7 16 9
C
O

C
O

n

4lh 4
5 3 2 1 12 11
10 9 Can Sag
21 5 9 16 7 10 4 4 10 = 86
SPECULUM - 4C
Apasavya Nakshatras - (Rohini Group)
(Rohini, Makha, Visakha and Srvana = 4
Nakshatras)
Padas Order of Dasa Rasis with No. of Para- Jeeva Oaha
yrs shown below rasis mayu
years
1st 9 10
11 12 1 2 3 5 4 Sag Can
10 4 4
10 7 16 9 5 21
(
O

C
O

H

2nd 6' 7
8 12 11 10 9 8 7 Vir Lib
9 18 7
10 4 4 10 7 16 = 83
3rd 6 S
4
3 2 1 9 10 11 Vir Aqu
9 5 21 9 16 7 10 4 4 - 85
4tfi 12 1 2 3 5
4
6
7
8 Pis Sco
10 7 16 9 5 21 9 16 7
o

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u

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SPECULUM 4D
Apasavya Nakshatras - (Mrigasira Group;
(Mrigasira, Arudra, Poorva & Uttara Phalgunis,
Anuradha, Jyeshta, Dhanishta, and
Sathabhisha = 8 Nakshatras)
Paaas Order of Dasa Rasis with No. of Para- Jesva Deha
yrs shown below rasis mayu
years
1st 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 Pis Can
10 4 4 10 7 16 9 5 21 = 86
2nd 3 2 1 9 10 11 12 1 2 Gem Tau
g 16 7 10
4 4 10 7 16
3rd 3 5
4
6 7 8 12 11 10 Gem Cap
9 5 21 9 16 7 10 4 4
= 85
4th 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Sag Ari
10 7 16 9 5 21 9 16 7 = 100
Apasavya Nakshatras, that is, the first Dasa Rasi is Jeeva while
the ninth Dasa Rasi is Deha.
Hence these Dasas are known specially as Deha Rasi
Dasa and Jeeva Rasi Dasa, having a certain significance in
predicting the various events in such dasas.
In each case, Dehadhipathi is the lord of Deha Rasi Dasa
and Jeevadhipathi is the lord of the Jeeva Rasi Dasa. The Sun
does not become lord of either Deha or Jeeva, in Savya/Apas-
vya Chakras. Only Jupiter and Mercury can rule Jeeva -
whether it is Savya or Apasavya. Out of a total of sixteen Jeeva
lordships, each of them gets eight such lordships. But they do
not rule Deha anywhere. The Deha lordships are shared by
Mars, Venus, Moon and Saturn in Savya/Apasavya Chakras.
Deha and Jeeva apply only to major periods but not to their
sub- divisions like bhukti and Anthara.
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SYSTEMATIC SPREAD OF THE DASA ORDERS
The four tables (Speculum 4A to 4D) are not just a whym-
sicai imagination. There is a great systematic concept behind
this, as a shrewd reader can understand.
The sequence and quantum of Dasa years for the 4
padas of each of the two groups in Savya and Apasavya are
similar. For example, first quarter of Aswini group in Savya has
years thus : 7,16,9,21,5,9,16,7 and 10. Same is the case with
the first quarter of another group in Savya scheme, viz. for
Bharani group. The difference is alternative Rasi ruled by the
same planet. That is. if in the first group 7 years of Aries- Mars
rule in the brginnlng, it is the same 7 years in the second group
as first dasa, but the Rasi is Scorpio - another sign of Mars. As
for Cancer and Leo, these are given the same place in both the
groups. Same treatment for Dasa years and Rasi rulorshlp is
given in Apasavya.
Another beauty is Aswini group is matched for Rasi Dasa
sequence in the reverse order with its counterpart Mrigasira
group (having maximum Nakshatras in Apasavya) while
Bharani group in the reverse order matches for Rasi Dasa se-
quence with Rohini group (less Nakshatras in Apasavya) for
the respective Paramayu spans.
These arrangements show that the sages who taught
their disciples took utmost care to see that whims and fancies
did not have any place in reading the behaviour of stars. Such
a discipline Is possible only without ego.
GATM IS (SPECIAL JUMPS)
Although there are as many as seven Gathis described in
certain texts, Parasara deals with three jumps viz. Mandooka
Gathi (Frog Jump), Markata Gathi (Monkey jump) and Sim-
havalokana (Lion's stare). When the Dasa jumps from one
Rasi to another skipping the intermediary Rasi, it is Mandooka
Gathi. When the Dasa jumps to the backward Rasi, changing
its progressive course, it is Markata Gathi. Skipping into trinal
Rasi is Simhavalokana.
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Examples: From Virgo to Cancer, skipping Leo, or from
Leo to Gemini skipping Cancer is Mandooka Gathi. When the
jump is from Leo to Cancer (backwards) it is Markata Gathi.
The jump between Pisces/Scorpio and Sagittarius/Aries is Sim-
havaiokana.
These jumps have special effects for Savya and
Apasavya chakras, and throw open potential changes ahead In
one's life for good or bad.
Gathls apply to bhuktis also, not just to Dasas alone.
Such jumps could be understood from speculum 4A, 4B,
4C, and 4D supra.
Punaragamana Gathi:
Although this Gathi is not found in some versions of BPH,
this Is a Gathi that should not be ignored. This Gathi occurs
when a Rasi dasa appears for the second time In the same
cycle. I.e. within the span of one cycle of Paramayu. This Gathi
occurs to the Rasi dasas ruled by Venus and Mars only.
In Savya Chakra, Aries Dasa and Taurus dasa repeat for
the the 3rd quarter of Aswinl group.and Scorpio Dasa and Libra
Dasa repeat for the 3rd quarter of Bharani group. In the
Apasavya Chakra, Rohlnl group 2nd quarter gets Scorpio and
Libra Dasas in repetition while Mrigasira group 2nd quarter
gets repetition of Aries and Taurus dasas. The repeated dasas
by Punaragamana Gathi will give comptetty different results as
against the previous similar dasa of the same cycle because of
age gap. The reader will do well to give special attention to
Punaragamana Gathis. Punaragamana means 'to come
again'.
From the tables (Speculum 4A to 4D), the reader will
note that Saturn's Rasis are involved In none of the four Gathis
mentioned above.
There are other rarely known Gathis like Sarpa (Snake)
Gathi and Kukkuta (cock) Gathi with which we are however not
dealing here.
The names of gathis were appropriately chosen by the
sages and are highly suggestive.
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STEP FOUR
This involves drawing Dasa balance at birth based on
Moon's Navamsa.
As alrerady stated, one Navamsa (or 3 20' of arc, i.e.
200' of arc) of the Moon gives Paramayu years to be selected
from speculum 2A, or 2B as applicable. Out of these 200' arc.
the portion traversed by the Moon denotes elapsed portion of
Paramayu, while the balance of longitude left to be covered by
the Moon in the concerned Navamsa is the part of Paramayu to
elapse at the time of birth.
Now let us have a formula to easily understand the same
as under:
P multiplied by N
200
In the above, P = Paramayu years, while "N" is the arc in
minutes to be covered by the Moon in the Navamsa concerned.
An important point to be remembered is: the seconds in
Moon's longitude also should be used and not ignored.
Take an example case of a person bom on 28th August
1957at2242 hrs 1ST in Hissar, Haryana, 29N 10 75 E45.'Using
Lahiri Ayanamsa (23 16' 09") we get the Moon's position in
Virgo 27 23" 57" in Chitta Nakshatra second pada. Navamsa
is Virgo. Nakshatra Savya, Bharani Group, Paramayu 85 years.
The Dasas Rasis in order are : Aqu, Cap, Sag, Arl, Tau, Gem,
Cancer, Leo and Virgo. Deha is Aquarius while Jeeva is Virgo.
Balance of years to elapse from the birth are found thus.
Chitta" Nakshatra ii quarter commences from 26 40' of Virgo
s
and ends at 30. In the example, the Moon has covered 43' 57
out of 3 20" (i.e 27 23' 57" mlnius 26 40'). Hence the arc to
be covered Is: 3 20*- 0 43'57" = 2 36' 03". 1(3 20' = 85
years, then 2 36' 03" = 66y 3m 25d. This means 6y 3m 25d of
Aries- Mars Dasa is left at birth to be followed thereafter by 16
yrs of Taurus, 9 yrs of Gemini,21 years of Cancer, 5yrs of Leo
and 9 years of Virgo. As soon as the Dasa of Virgo ends the
first Dasa Aquarius will commence and the second cycle of
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Paramayu will repeat, just as Vimsottan operates tor one with
life span of over 120 years. For an easy grasp, see the follow-
ing:
6y
3m 25d
Aries balance out of
i6y
9y
2iy
5y
9y
7 years
Taurus
Gemini
Cancer
Leo
Virgo
66y 3m 25d
Then as per speculum concerned, repeat the Dasas from
the first Rasi Dasa, i.e. Aquarius, Capricorn etc.
Paramayu in KCD balance should not be literally treated
as actual life span of the native.
For each Rasi, there are nine bhuktis and the same order
of Vimsottari Dasa should be adopted. To give an example, let
us say we want the order of the nine bhuktis in Capricorn Dasa,
for Chitta 2nd quarter native. The order of bhuktis is: Cap, Sag,
Ari, Tau, Gem, Can, Leo, Vir and Aquarius.
The bhukti durations are distributed with the help of
Paramayu. For example in this case, we want to know the
duration of Sagittarius bhukti of Capricorn Dasa. Paramayu in
the case in 85 years as we know. The formula to find out bhukti
duration is:
Dasa vrs of Capricorn x Data yrs of Sag
85 yrs (Paramayu)
4x10
85 85
40 8_
17
= 171.76471 days
= 172 days (rounded)
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In drawing KCD balance at birth, there is a so- called
second method which draws balance only from the first Rasi
dasa. This is not correct as Moon's Navamsa deals with
Paramayu (contributed by 9 Rasis) and not with one Rasi dasa.
In this article full details of KCD based on Parasarl school
are given and it is hoped that the reader wili have no difficulty in
understanding this Dasa.
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Chapter 7
Kala Chakra Dasa -
Some More Fundamentals - Part II
KCD Navamsa
This Is calculated to know a special Navamsa at birth
related only to KCD. KCD Navamsa for Moon's
position In a quarter of Savya Nakshatra is the same as per her
natai position in Navamsa diagram. For example, Aswini 4
quarters have their navamsas in order in Aries, Taurus, Gemini
and Cancer. Bharanl's four quarters have navamsas of Leo,
Virgo, Libra and Scorpio. The Navamsas of Sagittarius,
Caprlcon, Aquarius and Pisces apply to the four quarters of
Krittika.
Thus the reader wili find that the fifteen Savya Nakshtras
have same Navamsas for the Moon as applicable to normal
Navamsa calculations we do for the Moon, or any planet.
Then, the Apasavya Nakshatras. The KCD Navamsa here
has no bearing with the Moon's natal Navamsa. These KCD
Navamsa are distributed from Scorpio, Libra, Virgo, Leo, Can-
cer, Gemini, etc. upto Sagittarius, i.e. 12 Navamsas in the
reverse order. The following speculum will clarify the whole
thing:
Speculum of Navamsas for Apasavya Nakshatras
Navamsa Apasavya Nakshatras quartera
Scorpio 1st quarttr Rohini, M kh , Visakha, Sravana
Libra 2nd quarter - do-
Virgo 3rd quarter - do-
Lao 4th quarter - do-
Cancer 1st quarter Mrigasira, P.Phaigunl, Anuradht,
Ohaniahta
Gemini 2nd quarter - do-
Taurus 3rd quarter - ds-
Arias 4th quarter - do-
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Pisces 1st quarter Arudra, U Phalguni. Jyeshta. Satabhisha
Aquarius 2nd quarter - co-
Capricon 3rd quarter - do-
Sagittarius 4ih quarter - do-
The KCD Navamsa indicated by the Moon bein in a cer-
tain quarter of either Savya or Apasavya Nakshatra throws up
some clues about one's life in KCD analysis.
The effects tersely attributed by sage Parasara for births
in the 12 KCD Navamsas (as obtained above) are;
Aries thieving, bravery
Taurus
wealth
Gemini wisdom
Cancer kingship
Leo royai honour
Virgo
scholarship
Libra ministership
Scorpio poverty
Sagittarius - wisdom
Capricon sinner
Aquarius businessman
Pisces wealth
The use of Navamsas is just not restricted to above one
point hints. Without knowing the Navamsas. Maha dasa results
are notto be predicted. Same Rasi dasa gives different results
principally depending on KCD navamsa, some hints on which
are being given in the latter paras of this artle.
The second issue, and the most important, is how to
proceed with Dasa order when the first cycle is over. This is
very simple but for some misplaced views
Even some learned commentators of recent years sug-
gest use of the Dasas applicable to the next quarter of Nak-
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stiatra, wfien the first cycle is over. For example, one is born in
Rohini 2nd quarter. The Paramayu is 85 years, and the native
has at birth a balance of say I2y3m. Then the say the scheme
applicable to Rohini 3rd quarter (Paramayu 83 years) should
form the 2nd cycle. Flere lies the greatest blunder of KCD and
the whole concept is thrown off the rails.
A Clue from Vimsottari
Whatever Dasa system we follow, KCD, Vimsottari, Drig
Dasa, Mandooka Dasa, be it any, we have two parts:
(a) Expired portion of the whole Dasa not ruling at the time
of birth.
(b) Unexpired portion, or the balance of Dasa, with refer-
ence to the whole Dasa, to take charge of the native from
the very split moment of birth.
A universal logic is: unexpired portion of Dasa is fol-
lowed by the expired portion of Dasa. The entire Dasa is like a
circle on which the journey commences, without a reverse gear
or over- lapping or crossing over to an entirely different circle.
I will explain this with an example of vimsottari, which is
easily understood well by all of us.
Say one is born in Revathi Nakshatra with a balance of
Mercury dasa, 6y 3m 10 days out of the total of 17 years. The
expired portion is: lOy 7m 20 days. Upto the end of Saturn
Dasa, the span is 120 years minus 10y8m 20d = 109y 3m lOd.
When the native enters his 110th year, after completion of his
Saturn Dasa, we don't switch over to Ketu Dasa, without using
the expired portion of Mercury Dasa (lOy7m 20 days) and un-
expired Mercury Dasa (6y 3m lOd) both at the time of birth, i.e.
17 years, in other words, for one born In Revathi Nakshatra,
after the expiry of the unexpired Vimsottari cycle, we do not
shift to Ketu Dasa denoted by Aswini, the Nakshatra next to
Revathi (Mercury Dasa)
We follow, as we should do, the same method for any of
the numerous Dasas. Then why a misconception about KCD
occurred is not understood.
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Sub- pcrlodizatlon
Take the KCD order for example for Rohini 1st quarter.
The Maha Dasa order is ruled by Rasis, 9, 10, 11, 12, 1, 2, 3, 5
and 4. In this we want the nine sub periods for Pisces Maha
Dasa (Rasi No. 12). The order Is 12. 1,2. 3, 5. 4. 9, 10 and 11.
That is as soon as Cancer sub period is over, Sagittarius sub-
period starts as though it Is a perfect circle. As already stated,
Gathis or Jumps do apply to sub periods etc. but in this case
from Cancer to Sagittarius is not designated as any specific
Gathi.
This kind of remaining within the same cycle for the
Oasas in KCD should be maintained throughout.
There are many more reasons to remain within the same
cycle of KCD (denoted by the natal Moon's Nakshatra quarter)
without switching over to wholly unrelated cycle caused by the
next quarter of Nakshatra. These are:
Savya- Apasavya Interchange
Say one is bom in Aslesha 4th quarter which belongs to
Savya group. The next quarter to Aslesha 4 is Makha 1. The lat-
ter belongs to Apasavya in which case, Deha/Jeeva Paramayu
etc. all go in a totally different manner. Hence in this case, logic
does not demand that one born in a savya group should be ar-
bitrarily pushed to Apasavya group.
Generalized- life- span
A general rule in KCD is the life span will be lull, medium
or brief according to the Moon at birth being in the first, second
or third 1/3rd part of the Navamsa concerned. Now if one is
born in the last one- third part of Navamsa of Moon, the
theoretical Paramayu can complete early and a shift to next
quarter automatically places him in the first one- third of next
Nakshatra quarter, whereby he becomes iong- lived ail of a sud-
den. True, such measures do not decide life- span, but a shift is
wholly antithetic to set norms.
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Rasi Uasa Results Basea on KCD Navamsa
!f we use KCD in deciding effects for various Dasas,
without considering Moon's Navamsa (explained earlier in this
article) prevailing at birth, our analysis becomes anti- thesis.
For example Gemini Maha Dasa. with KCD Navamsa being
Taurus, causes "fear from poison" while the same Gemini Dasa
with KCD Navamsa being Gemini Itself, gives "happiness and
comforts". We will face this anamoly when we shift from 2nd
quarter to 3rd quarter, for example, for one born in Aswini Nak-
shatra. Not only here, this fallacy will invariably follow when we
remember the utility of Moon's navamsa which is the product
of birth in a certain quarter of Nakshatra. Nearly 32 slokas of
BPH deal with importance of Dasa based exclusively on KCD
Navamsa. It is not for nothing that our ancestors were so
specific and meticulous. Their purpose was to give sound and
healthy instructions to the posterity.
Repetition of Same Dasa
See Speculum 4A. 4B, 4C and 4D of previosu chapter.
The order of Dasa has a healthy concept of movement. For ex-
ample, as soon as Aries Dasa ends, the next Dasa Is either of
Taurus - Venus, or Pisces - Jupiter or Sagittarius - Jupiter.
There Is no fourth alternative.
Now take one born in Arudra 4th quarter. As soon as the
first cycle is over, If we shift to Punarvasu 1st quarter
(Apasavya 4th to Savya Istquater), see what happens: Follow-
ing Aries Dasa (last of Arudra 4th quarter) the Dasa of Aries it-
self repeats (Punarvasu 1st qualer). That is 14 years, 7x2 of
Mars Dasa in quick succession, without interruption, instead of
single 7 years of Mars Dasa to be followed by 10 years of Sagit-
tarius - Jupiter dasa. There will be no such inconsistency when
we stick to same cycle denoted by the natal Nakshatra's
quarter.
Such an anomolyas above further brings Deha Dasa fol-
lowed by Deha Dasa instead of Jeeva Dasa for an apasavya
Nakshatra.
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Similarly 2 Jeeva Dasas can come in quick succession in
case of shifting from Savya to Apasavya as In the case of Ut-
tarashadha 4th quarter to Sravana tst quarter.
Third Cycle of KCD
It is not unusual for one to live beyond 83, the minimum
Paramayu given in KCD. In some such cases, a third cycle may
also be required when one is 84 or so. Then by shifting to 3rd
quarter of Nakshatra counted from birth quarter, we reach only
a no- man's land.
As an example one is born in Visakha 1st quarter, with
Cancer Moon balance of Oy 3m 2d (out of total of 86 years).
Then he comes under 2nd quarter (83 years), then to 3rd
quarter. So we have three Jeeva/Deha rasis, three different
Navamsas etc. ail in inconsistent with the basic foundation of
KCD.
Deha- Jeeva Boundaries
The very purpose of allotment of Deha- Jeeva as starting-
end points, or vice versa, has a specific concept in it. This is
mainly to restrict a person within a set of nine Rasi dasas ap-
plicable to him.
Having taken birth in a certain Nakshatra quarter, one is
limited to remain within that Wheel of Time or Kaala Chakra. He
has no choice to jump into another Chakra. Changing a quarter
from another is changing Deha (body) and Jeeva (life) - not
possible for human destiny - in the same Chakra and get the
same cycle of Dasas.
"Second method"
To be on the safe side, some recent commentators have
called such an arbitrary shift to another quarter of Nakshatra,
as a second method. There can be any number of methods, as
in mathematics. But the solution or final answer has never been
and should never be mutually different. Then it is only self-
defeating. Such erroneous alternative methods only demolish
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the possible wisdom that can accrue by using superior techni-
ques like KCD.
KCD has many potentials in it, not contained even in Vim-
sottari. But KCD fundamentals are more cumbersome. We have
to understand them in the way our original masters had con-
ceived them. We should give KCD more and more attention as
it deserves. Else it wH remain an untapped gold- mine.
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Chapter 8
How do Eclipses Direct Our Life- Events?
The horoscope obtained at the time of one's birth
holds in itself clues to many events to materialize at
various phases till the end of life's journey. For every event to
fructify at a given time there ought to be some additional
influence from another source like Dasa periods, transits etc.
Without these coincidences, which are also predestined mainly
astronomically, no event can happen.
Most of these ever- occuring phenomena are astronomi-
cal, or heavenly. These can be known through ephemeris.
Dasa periods are perhaps the only non- astronomical
phenomenon.
The astronomical phenomena I refer to are planetary
movements, from sign to sign, retrogressions and directions of
non- luminaries, planetary risings and settlngs.eclipses in the
various signs of the Zodiac and the like. Each of the above
phenomena when in particular contact with a natai point or
space In the birth horoscope can trigger off an event waiting in
wings. Aany event has to be within the promises of natal horo-
scope. In other words, there is a co- ordination between the
birth chart and future changes In the zodiac.
Our ancients were very merciful to the posterity in
making available their precious knowledge, obtained by
penance and deep, study; but nothing over attains the state of
completeness at any point of time, more so when it relates to
knowledge. Its horizons can be ever- expanding.
As on date there is vast information given by our foro-
fathers on transits and Dasa Bhuktis. With the changing con-
texts it has become necessary to explore new vistas in applied
astrology. A great deal of modifications and additions have be-
come essential in respect of many analytical aspects, walking
in the foot- steps of our ancestors.
However, much has not been said about certain predic-
tive tools. There are, for example, retrogressions and eclip-
ses.
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My studies in retrogressions and directions date oack to
1973- 74. In this direction, I have been able to use these
phenomena quite advantageously. Perhaps more useful clues
can be generated by others in times ahead.
What Is left unexplored, as far as i know, is among many
other things a practical and applicable approach to eclipses.
Some may have already made a beginning. They must have
got success. No doubt effects follow every effort.
My understanding about eclipses and their effects is only
In a nascent stage. By no means they can be superior; they
may suffer a want of perfection. Yet I feel there is no harm if I
share some of my thoughts with our esteemed readers. After
all we must have some thoughts for test. With direction-
oriented tests giving success repeatedly over a period of time
we can graduate Into able astrologers.
For reasons of brevity, we are not going to give a back-
ground here on how eclipses occur, etc.
Eclipses have effects in respect of a mundane horo-
scope. They give results in respect of natal horoscopes of In-
dividuals as well.
Eclipses visible In some parts of the globe are not visible
In some other parts. Whether visible or invisible they affect the
horoscopic positions. There is however a school of thought
that an eclipse that is not visible Is not effective. A heavenly
phenomenon is a phenomenon that can carry its potence
whether one observes it or not. An invisible sun in the skies Is
not non- existent. Meridian degree in a horoscope cannot be
seen. But that degree is effective in given respects. .
.We do not come across much information on effects of
eclipses. There is anyway a general statement about these
being harmful when they occur on the birth star. The Immedi-
ate preceding and succeeding asterisms are also similarly af-
fected, they say. An eclipse occurring in an upachaya sign
counted from the Moon Is auspicious while In other places it is
inauspicious, according to one Sanskrit text. (But my view is
different as we will see in the following lines.) The above set of
two versions are really not of much help to us and we have to
depend on our own studies.
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After a study of effects of eclipses on individual horo-
scopes, I have formulated some general but specific rules as
given below:
1. An eclipse gives auspicious results if it falls in the 1st,
4th, 5th,7th. 9th or 10th houses.
2. It wilt be more effective if it fells on the degrees of ascen-
dant, 4th. 7th or 10th.
3. it is adverse to have an eclipse in one of the houses,
namely 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 8th, 11th and 12th houses. The
11th is equally inauspicious like evil houses or Trika
sthanas for all practical purposes. Seldom it wotfcs as a
house of gains.
4. If a planet- occupied house (at birth) is involved in an
eclipse, orbs need not be considered as we do in rule 2
above. Let the natal planet be anywhere in that sign with
reference to the eclipse degree. Results small or big will
be felt.
5. Instead of looking to the planet being a natural benefic or
otherwise, its lordship of a house plays a vital role.
Lords of 1,4,5,7,9 and 10 are good while the others.the
lords of 2,3,6,8,11 and 12 are not good In terms of
eclipse results.
6. However, an eclplse falling on the sign occupied at birth
by the nodes (Rahu/Ketu), or Saturn or Mars generally
gives very adverse effects. An eclipse involving natal
Ketu can create a health crisis.
7. if an eclipsed sign has more than one planet at birth, spe-
cial attention should be given to deduce effects, which
will be generally numerous.
8. An eclipse may have some reference to the lord of sub
period or sub- sub period as per Vimsotlari. Such an
eclipse will have special role to accentuate the results
due. But the sub period lord's involvement Is enough.
9. An eclipse occurring in a Cham Rasl (movable sign)
gives effects soon.
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10. An eclipse occurring in a Sthira Rasi (fixed sign) may
wait to give effects for a couple of fortnights; in some
cases 2/3 months.
11. An eclipse occurring in a Dwiswabhava Rasi (double
bodied sign) may remain valid in effect till even the next
six months.
12. In case of analysing the actual dates of effect, the later
entry or entries of the Moon either In the eclipsed sign or
in a relevant Bhava will be quite decisive. The entry of
the Moon in specified space should never be underes-
timated.
13. An eclipse occurring on a retrograde planet in the natal
horoscope needs a different approach. In such a case,
the results due to the opposite house or houses owned
by the said retrograde planet will materialise. For ex-
ample. let Saturn be retrograde. The results due to
bhava identical with Cancer (7th from Capricorn) and
Leo (7th from Aquarius) will be revealed. Say for a
Taurus Lagna, Saturn is in the 11th. He owns 9th and
10th. Opposite of these houses are 3rd and 4th. So
when an eclipse occurs in Pisces (sign having Saturn),
the native's 3rd and 4th houses will be affected.
14. If the retrograde planet as mentioned in rule 13 is ex-
alted. the results due to the bhava identical with its
debilitation sign will fructify. In the above Taurus case.
Saturn (R) in Libra will give effects- of the 12th house
(Aries- debilitation) In the context of an eclipse in Libra.
15. if a planet in retrogression Is debilitated and is involved
in an eclipse, the bhava identical with the same debilita-
tion sign will materialize. For example. Saturn in
retrogression in 12th in Aries for a Taurus native, in the
context of an eclipse will affect the 12th house effects.
16. if a retrograde planet is in its own house, then the invol-
vement of eclipse by the said planet gives different
results - results due to that very occupied house. Ex-
ample: Saturn retrograde in Capricorn/Aquarius in case
of a Taurus native, if involved In eclipse then the eclipse
results pertain to 9th/l0th.
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Rules 13,14,15 and 16 above can also be used ad-
vantageously in respect of transit by major planets in
those houses, having retrograde planets.
17, An eclipse may not be relavant in effects, if on the same
day a planet retrogrades, or directs, or rises in the east
or west. Here the day means week- day as per Hindu
reckoning. Then the latter mentioned phenomenon will
come into effect.
18. if the birth horoscope has a planet in Kendra to an
eclipsed point, results will be specific and more
pronounced. For example, natal horoscope has Venus
in Gemini where an eclipse occurs, if at birth Virgo,
Sagittarius and or Pisces is or are occupied by pianet(s),
then the results due to Venusian involvement in eclipse
will be felt in a pronounced way. Such results Will have
long- term effects.
13. Eclipse occurring on diurnal point is more significant
than the ones occurring on natal zodical positions. If the
diurnal point is of a malefic, results will only be adverse.
We have dealt with diurnal degrees In some earlier is-
sues. For ready reference, here is a sample. When the
Ascendant is Capricorn 10, say Mars is in Libra 22.
Then the ascendant minus Mars is diurnal point of Mars.
Here 280 minus 202 equal 78, i.e. Gemini 18 which is
diurnal degree of Mars. An eclipse occurring in Gemini
In this case will be destructive.
20. Like the nine planets, Gulika is no less important. An
eclipse occurring on Gulika will give significant results.
Good or bad depends on house position of Gulika. Such
details could be found in the chapter dealing with Gulika,
Supra. I would urge the readers not to ignore Gulika's in-
volvement in eclipses.
21. Also give special attention to the next immediate transits
of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn into that sign where an
eclipse has just occurred. In some cases the entry of
Mercury/Venus also played a role.
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22. Eclipse are more effective It viewed from the ascendant
than from the Moon sign. However, counting from dasa
lord or sub period lord will give specific clues.
23. In spite of giving so much attention to the study of eclip-
ses, in some cases eclipses may go entirely ineffective.
This is just a frank addmisslon by me but that should not
detract the reader from using eclipses as a predictive
tool. Why eclipses behave so in some cases Is a matter
to be probed by us collectively.
The occurrence of an eclipse should in each case be
Kept in mind and read with other horoscopic developments.
Hence the reader is once again cautioned that every
event should not be seen merely in the light of an eclipse.
Given below are some actual case- studies in this con-
nection where eclipses had .a joint role to play, in the various
events that occurred, along with other horoscopic influences.
Case- 1: A British M.P.
Bom on 26.11.1956 at 0750 hrs ZST in Aden. Republic of
Yemen. Lat 12N 45"; Long 45
0
N 4". Venus dasa balance 1 y
7m 15d. From 24.6.1989. he Is In Mercury bhukti of Rahu dasa,
generally known for many adversities posing a hard blockade
to progress. The horoscope is
as under;
Born in Yemen, he Is now
settled in the U.K. He became
an MR in the House of Com-
mons on June 11, 1987.
On 19.2.1990 he all of a
sudden ran Into unexpected dif-
ficulties respecting his political
career.
Some major busy centres
were soon going to be rocked
by a series of massive bomb ex-
plosions on that day, the Feb
19th, telephoned someone to the M.P. in a hasty condition of
MARS
!- 5<
KETU
$- 45
Nov. 26,19S6
MOON
2i- 35
ASC <
SUN 10- 40
MER IS- O
SAT 11- 55
RAH S- 4S
VEN
7.32
JUP
4- 43
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fix, the MR, without verifying the truth of the statement,
televised a city- wide caution on the TV network. At last, it
turned out to be a hoax after of course causing a great concern
to the citizens. The matter became so serious that the British
Parliament continued to grill the MR. The formal enquiry
launched against him posed a serious threat to his career.
On 27.12.1989, his Ketu Pratyantara in Mercury sub-
period ended. Venus Pratyantara rules at the time of the event
and ends on 30.5.1990.
On the 9th February 1990, a lunar eclipse occurred in
Cancer, the 8th house from his Sagittarius ascendant. The sub
lord Mercury was closely Involved In the eclipse. The Pratyan-
tara lord Venus was in the 30th degree of Sagittarius.
Mercury's adverse Involvement caused troubles through hoax.
The native's very prestige was at stake. In a country like the
U.K. one can hardly escape the harsh aftermath of such lapses.
The sub period of Mercury in the Dasa of Rahu can in
most cases bring a serious crisis in one's life.
Case 2: Devi Lai
The forfner Dy.Prlme Minister of India, Devi Lai, was born
on Sep. 14,1914 around 6 P.M. in a village called Chautala, now
in Haryana. This Aquarius ascendant horoscope will serve our
present purpose but cannot be used for a serious predictive
probe, unless correctly recast.
Rahu Dasa was to expire
after 1 y 9m 18d from the date of
birth.
Jupiter placed in the 12th
In debilitation should not mis-
guide an astrologer of Its
potence to give a Rajayoga.
Jupiter is in exaltation Navamsa.
Jupiter in fall in the 8th
from the Moon, or from the as-
cendant, can give huge wealth
to a native who has basically
MOON l
SAT 9
ASC1
rahu i;
14.1914
jur :i
*
SUN J>
KETU 12
VEN 15 MARS 2
MERC 12
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strength ot the horoscope trom other points ot view, I Know ot
a jeweller who has Jupiter in the 8th house from Gemini Lagna.
He has so much wealth in terms of gold equalling the weight of
bircks used in a normal tiny house construction! But I do not
suggest that one with such Jupiter will have such wealth. What
I want to drive home is that such Jupiter Is not a deterrent for
wealth. This view on Jupiter is independent of the present
horoscope.
Mr. Devi Lai became Haryana C.M. in March 1987 after a
long interval. Then he was in Jupiter's sub- period in the Dasa
of Venus. The prayantara was also of Venus. Venus is placed
In Libra in the 9th house.
At the time of the event, Saturn was journeying in the
10th house in Scorpio, which is also the 6th from natal Moon.
Transit Saturn at 27 Scorpio exactly aspected the natal Sun
(Leo 28). The sub- lord Jupiter by his 9th aspect transferred
the influence of the whole scenario from Pisces to Scorpio,
having Saturn in movement in the 10th house. The result: the
native occupied a seat of high power.
See the recent events with the lunar eclipse (9.2.1990) in
Cancer, which trapped him in a controversy. The eclipse fell in
an angle to his diurnal Jupiter (Aries 28 ) and opposite his
natal Jupiter. Two well- known episodes in quick succession
front- paged him in the media again and again for days
together. Such is the might of an eclipse falling in the 6th
house involving a major planet. The 6th is the hub of wheel of
controversies of some consequences.
Case - 3; A famous politician
Without revealing the identity and birth data, I furnish
below the natal horoscoope of a senior politician of the
country.
He is running Jupiter dasa, Jupiter bhukti, Sun pratyan-
tara from 16.1.1990 to 24.2.1990.
The Feb. 9, 1990 eclipse fell very close to his natal
Jupiter placed in the 8th house. Jupiter has himself two
lordships in the dasa scheme. The Sun, pratyantara lord, is
automatically a part and parcel of the eclipse. On 17th
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February, the native was attack-
ed by anti- national elements. In
the process he escaped unhurt,
even without a bruise, but lost
two of his escorts to the arms of
death, whiie his wife was badly
affected by bullets.
Those who run the
pratyantara of the Sun, or of the
Moon, or of Rahu, or of Ketu will
have an eventful of dangerous
phase if such pratyantara is in
effective operation at the time
of an eclipse.
The reader can test another clue with this horoscope.
Testing such a principle. I found success many times. It is this:
Let us say. a planet called 'P' is transitting on the natal degree
or space of a planet caiied 'M'. Instead of 'P' revealing his own
Gochara results, the transit results of 'M' will materialise in full
swing. Say natal Saturn is being transitted by Ketu. At the
same time. Saturn must be in some sign in transit. The results
of Safurn- transitted bhava wiil come to forefront, through Ketu.
Ketu may not have relation with the bhava in which Saturn is
moving simultaneously.
Case - 4: Biju Pattanayak
Born on 5th March 1916 at 10 AM in Cuttack, now in Oris-
sa, he has the following horoscope:
He was once Congress Chief Minister, then Janata Mini-
ster at the Centre, and now Janata Dai's Chief Minister, He is a
non- figure of Orissa politics In particular.
Having at birth a balance of Saturn dasa for I7y 5m 28d,
he is running Mercury bhukti In the dasa of the Moon from
3.7.1989, upon December 3, 1990. The very commencement
of Mercury bhukti reactiviated his political career under the
wings of JD leadership. He played a key role in LS elections.
He steered throught the recent Assembly elections on his in-
dividual strength, getting a brute majority of 126/143 Com-
rahu
i
Case i
JUP
25.2P
ASC ft
MOOS
sat :4i< >
1
MARS
| VEN
' IMO
SUN 2 .$S
MER 28- 5?
KET 12- 52
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parable to that of SlkKim s Nar
Bahadur Bhandari. The elec-
tions were held on 27.2.1990.
The February 90 eclipse
occurred in Cancer influencing
his natal Mars, natal Mercury
and natai nodes. The aspect of
natal Mars on to the natai Sun in
the 10th house, could pass on
the whole influence of the
eclipse, by his being at birth in
Cancer, the present eclipse
sign.
On January 15, 1991 there will be again an eclipse in
Capricorn Cancer region. Then the native wili be in Ketu sub-
period of Moon Dasa (Dec 90 to July 91). The adverse results
of such Ketu bhukti wiil be inescapable. The reader can draw
his own conclusions as Ketu, the bhukti lord ruling upto July
1991 is aspected by the 8th lord at birth.
Case - 5: R.K. Dhawan
The horoscope of Mr Dhawan is given below:
v
From 4.1.1989, Mr.
Dhawan commenced his Mer-
cury Dasa, Mercury bhukti. In
this phase, the Pratyantara of
Moon rules from 5.1.1990 to
22.3.1990. The eclipse of
February 1990 fell on his ascen-
dant degree from where the
10th lord Mars is in exact
Kendra in Libra, along with
pratyantara lord, Moon. His
third- time- eclipsed career pick-
ed up from the blues and he was
nominated to Rajya Sabha on
an AP ticket. Thus the eclipse influences were passed on to his
10th house by a Kendra Mars.
MOOK
14
JUP
VEN tl- J ASC t- SS
t
!
i
SAT(R)
14- 53
SUN JM:
Mar. 5,1916
MARS(R)
19- 17
KETU
13- 27
MERC
RAHU
13- 27
SAT 12 VEN 19
KETU 19
Case 5
ASC 21
SUN 0- 3!
MERC 10-
JUP(R)
29
RAHU 19 MOON 7
MARS 29
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The pratyantara of Mars, to follow thast of Moon is
noteworthy.
Case No- 6: Pamella Bordes
Strange. An eclipse, eclipsing here carrer. brought her to
forefront. No newspaper/magazine could resist the temptation
of carrying frontpage stories concerning Bordes. Not just In
the UK, but in every corner of the world. Bom on 18- 4- 1962
she has the under- mentioned planetary placements.
Aries- Sun 5. Mercury 5, Venus 24; Cancer- Rahu 23.
Virgo- Moon 16; Libra - Ascendant; Capricorn - Saturn 17. Ketu
23; Aquarius - Jupiter 11: Pisces - Mars 5.
In the second week'of March, 1989, Ms.Bordes occupied
all of a sudden an important page in the history book of the
media. The episode is too well- known to be repeated here.
The February 20. 1989 eclipse fell very close to the natal
Jupiter's degree in Aquarius. This was followed by another in
the Leo Aquarius belt on March 7, 1989. The first- mentioned
eclipse did the required spadework while the second one neat-
ly finished the job, and the glittering career of Ms.Bordes came
to a dead end throwing her into insurmountable and dangerous
controversies. Jupiter who Is Involved in the two eclipses is
the lord of the 6th, the house of contversies.
The role of 12th lord in the context of controversies is
not less significant as against the 6th iord in this case. It is not
just a controversy. But a scandal too. During the second
eclipse, the time of exposure. Mercury coolly crept into
Aquarius, forming part of the eclipsed bodies. The involve-
ment of Mercury made the native more vulnerable than any
other planet can make, not to speak of Jupiter, the 6th lord.
Case - 7: Gains to Father
Eclipses can also throw abreast some clues on one's
own men. Here is a horoscope, whose father gained abun-
dantly.
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Boy born on 9th June
1979, in Faridabad (Haryana)
near Delhi at 0650 hrs:
Balance of Saturn dasa at
birth 16y3m 6d. The sub period
of Mars in the said Saturn's
dasa rules from 19- 3- 1989. And
the Partyantara of Mars itself
rules upto 11- 4- 1989.
The horoscope by itself
has much potence with Mars,
Venus, Mercury and Jupiter
being predomlnent. Saturn, the
9th lord is Vargottama who aspects his own house, the 9th. Ex-
cept Saturn, five other planets from the Sun to Venus aspect
the Moon.
An eclipse occurred in Leo - Aquarius belt in March 1989
involving the dasa lord Saturn, who is also the 9th lord (father).
The eclipse occurred on March 7. 1989, on that very day, the
native's father achieved a very fortunate progress, all of a sud-
den, which lent a big financial help continuing till now, uninter-
ruptedly. Such help could not be otherwise Imagined eyen a
couple of minutes before the event. Mars, the pratyantara lord
was in a kendra to the eclipse sign.
Again, the August 31. 89 eclipse in Leo- Aquarius region
helped the native's father for the second time in respect of
property acquisition. At that time Mercury pratyantara in the
same bhukti. referred to above was in currency. But Mercury
sneaked Into Virgo and was not involved in the event. The In-
volvement of Mars, the sub period lord has been very much
there, who was in transit (Leo 23) on natal 9th lord.
Case 8 Enemies & Friends
See the following relevant positions of a horoscope
where within days of eclipse, a bossom friend turned into a
sworn enemy while simultaneously a sworn enemy turned a
good friend!
| mars
! U- nt
1
VEN i- W
SUN
24- 04
ASC U- 2J
MERC
4- 00
KETU
l*.| 4
1
t
9.1979
JUP 1>- 0I
< June.
i
SAT 14- 20
RAHU
*14
MOON
1 MS
!
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Let us not bother about
the whole horoscope as the
event is merely of an academic
nature. The native is in Jupiter
dasa, Mercury bhukti. On
9.2,1990, an eclipse occurred in
Cancer very close to natal
Jupiter, the dasa lord. Mercury
was involved In the eclipse, as
he entered the sign caprlcorn.
Mercury at birth is placed In the
6th (enemies). He rules the
iith(friends). Just around the
eclipse, the native's close friend
bade good- bye following a misunderstanding, while within
days an enemy entered the scene as a well- wisher. The friend
and enemy have no acquaintance even with each other.
Case - 9: Relative's death
By giving this example, I am not suggesting that an
eclipse could be the reason for a relative's death, it is just to
show as to how an event in the womb of time and to come soon
is reflected.
This is the horoscope of
an Irish lady, born on 8th
January, 1963, at 0820 hrs (in-
clusive of one hour uncorrected
for DST) in Dublin, Ireland. Lat
53N20, Long 6W 15. Mars dasa
balance at birth 1y 11m 7d.
Please note that Sun- rise
on the day in question in Dublin
was at 09h 37m 48s (DST) or
08h 37m 48s, corrected time.
. Her mother was grieved
in the first week of March 1988
whose sister died tragically following a royal disease. The na-
tive has Jupiter in the 17th degree of Aquarius. Jupiter rules
the 4th house denoting mother. The eclipse that occurred on
MERC IS
JUPW
ASCI
MOON
2.50
JUP JI RAHU
t- 0
MERC
12- 24
SAT 17- 2*
KETU *- 0
MARS(Ri
0- 20
ASCJ
SUN 2J.S* VEN 8- 01
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the 19th degree Leo is an indication to this effect - that the
mother of the native wiil have some sorrow/adversity. Al-
though one could not have predicted, there is a clear indica-
tion, through eclipse, of the mother's pains in store.
The native herself had a broken marriage in an early age,
after Jupiter dasa began. This was before her 25th year. Later
she developed a serious relationship in the true, common,
Western style. Even that relationship was snatched away by
the recent eclipse (Feb 9, 1990) that occurred on her 2- 8 axis,
containing nodes, Saturn and Mercury. At this point of time
Jupiter dasa. Mercury bhukti, Mercury Antara was in currency.
Mercury was involved in the eclipse being present in Capricorn
then.
We have many more example charts to give in this con-
text. For tear of this article becoming unduly lengthier, 1 am
refraining from doing so. Some of the rules cited in the initial
paragraphs hereof are being thus left unsampled. The reader
can elsewhere try such rules with confidence and come to his
own conclusion.
Initially one may face the difficulty of being unable to dis-
tinguish whether a particular event is due to some other imme-
diately occurring phenomenon. An article like this cannot help
in every respect. Suffice it to say that eclipses have a say like
other zodiacal changes.
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Chapter 9
Know the Moon in 108 ways
Classical text books on astrology give special
importance to the Moon's position at birth in various
quarters of the 27 Nakshatras. These have, in other words,
direct bearing on its Navamsa positions differently vis- a- vis
Rasi psition. The following clues may be of interest to the
readers.
Aswini 1st: The native will be a thief, a talebearer, be
gloomy, wicked, short, be not merciful and will indulge in
vanity. 2nd; He will act childish, be charming in appearance,
will read others' minds, be helpful to others, will comment on
the meanings of Sastras, and be splendorous. 3rd: He will be
skilful in mathematics, will be able to impart superior
knowledge, will be endowed with excellent ideals, will be for-
tunate and be liable to suffer from piles. 4th: He will be
humpbacked, very Interlllgent, be a skilful astrologer, be fond
of sexual pleasures, will enjoy like Lord Indra and be longlived.
Bharani 1st: He will be charitable, endowed with tawny
complexion, be physically very strong, be skilful in the branch
of justice, will destroy his enemies like an elephant or like a
lion, will have curly hair and will be addicted to eating, will have
a superior (mental) heart, be virtuous, intelligient, attached to
sexual pleasures, be charitable and will be an exponent of
Sastras. 3rd : He will indulge in fierce acts, be very irritable, be
wealthy, honourable, virtuous, delighted and be tail in stature.
4th: He will be utterly poor, emaciated, given to anger, will
serve the king and be egoistic.
Krittika 1st: He will be endowed with physical splendour,
be virtuous, scholarly, very patient, valorous, will increase his
wealth, will suffer physical pains, be liked by his people and be
wise. 2nd: He will be learned in Sastras, be not endowed with
praiseworthy attributes and wili befriend those who will be suc-
cessful. 3rd and 4th: He will be miserable, will join unworthy
females, be not endowed with intelligence, will harm others, be
very valorous, wili not be happy in respect of his Income, be
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not capable of receiving education, be miserable, impatient
and sickly.
Rohini 1st: He will be extremely fortunate, beautiful, will
wander without any firm footing, be attached to pleasures of
sex, wili inflict harm on others, be Impatient, dejected,
honourable and sickly. 2nd: He will be oppressed, be very
merciful, virtuous, sickly, eloquent in speech and will marry a
gid of similar kind. 3rd: He will be timid, will enjoy the bless-
ings of elders, be endowed with knowledge of various sastras,
be learned in astrology, be a skilful singer, will have knowledge
of Mantras and be endowed with pleasures of the life. 4th: He
wili be truthful, wili be after having others' possession and will
subdue to women (out of lust).
Mrigasira 1st: He wili be so affluent that everyone around
him wiil recognise him; he will conquer his enemies, wili be cor-
pulent, irascible, devoid of good conduct and wiil be demonic
in disposition. 2nd: He will be thievish, will hold important
legal positions, will have longsighted policies, be patient, will
lead an ascetic's life, will keep up his promise and will be a
debaucher. 3rd: He wili enjoy abundant pleasures, will be able
to answer anybody with ease, be excellent, be not given to
anger, be always happy, be very intelligent, will possess excel-
lent conduct and be rich. 4th: He wiil be wealthy, be In a posi-
tion to give worthy suggestions just on demand, be truthful, wHI
take to good path of living, will be very charitable, be strong,
irascible, will sometimes cheat and will not lag behind In seek-
ing carnal pleasures.
Arudra 1st: He wili be a spendthrift, will please one and
ail with his eloquent speech, be endowed with good qualities
and be liked by young girls. 2nd: He wili render advice In
times of difficulties and wiil enjoy sexual pleasure in a limited
manner. 3rd: He will be shortlived, wili have a bent back, will
suffer rheumatic disorders, be bereft of divine grace, be a
talebearer, will long for illegal relationship with women and wHI
be a bad person. 4th; He will be a thief, be adventurous, wise,
virtuous, helpful to his relatives, will forget frequently, will not
maintain physical cleanliness and will spread bad odour there-
by and will perform ghastly acts.
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Punarvasu 1 st: He will be happy, corpulent, mean in dis-
position, deaf, dishonourable, will have sparse hair and wiil be
alter sexual pleasures, and pleasures In general. 2nd: He will
be be learned, will suffer bilious complaints, be indolent, bereft
f cleanliness and good conduct and will always suffer
miseries. 3rd: He wiil suffer from leprosy and other diseases,
will always wander, wili have knowledge of "do and do not" as
per sastras and be longlived. 4th: He will be untruthful), short
in stature, beautiful, and wili be gifted with the power of assess-
ing the good and bad of anything at the very first opportunity.
Pushyami 1st: He wiil be endowed with a long lease of
life, be charitable, very intelligent, irascible, given to bad ways
and be not virtuous. 2nd: He wili be endowed with imperishable
wealth, yet theivish, be scholarly, will lace only failures in all his
undertakings, wili cheat others and grab their wealth and be
famous. 3rd: He wili enjoy various pleasures, will patronise.his
relatives, be always happy, intelligent, highly skilful, be suc-
cessful In any undertaking and be logical in approach. 4th: He
will be very wise, will quarrel frequently with anger, be fond of
female pleasures, yet be bereft of vices and wiil be charitable.
Asiesha 1st: He will be devoid of progeny, will resemble a
female in appearance, will amass splendorous golden coins
(i.e. be so wealthy), wiil not have moustache, will always be
happy, be endowed with supreme wisdom and wiil be praised
by all for his excellent deeds. 2nd: He will do others' jobs, be
in servitude, be beautiful, be deterministic in his undertakings,
wili take to performing bad acts, will cheat others, be miserly
and jealous. 3rd: He will suffer from diseases, wiil trouble
women, be indolent and ascetic (i.e. be not a successful
house- holder). 4th: He wili suffer a severe cut in longevity, wili
successfully manouver his cause in any context, wili spend
heavily, wiil join base women and wiil acquire diseases through
them.
Makha 1 st: He will be devoid of sons, will have blood- red
eyes akin to that of Lord Yama, the Hindu god of death, wiil
have a 'fearful' body, be greedy, tactful and wili have abundant
hair. 2nd: He wiil be a spendthrift, be happy, will have yellowish
(or pale) eyes and will suffer from diseases of the ear. 3rd: He
will suffer from a serious disease, apart from many other dis-
eases, be strong, will take to both good and bad ways, be
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greedy,dejected and be virtuous. 4th: He will be learned, be en-
dowed with a pure mind, will submit to females, will suffer from
itch etc., be womed and will attach himself to virtuous affairs.
P.Phalgunl 1st: He will be skilful, will face any peril with
courage, be eloquent and delighting in speech, be irascible,
mean and will live by trading. 2nd: He will be a charitable king,
be an agriculturist, a householder, will frequently fee! thirsty, be
helpful and be not famous. 3rd: He will be very famous, will
incur some disease or the other continually, will protect living
beings and be kind. 4th: He will be inauspicious, shortlived, will
never be free from worries, will torment others and will blame
others.
U. Phalguni 1st: He will be learned, eloquent, pure-
hearted and be affectionate to his co- born. 2nd; He will be
equal to king (according to Yavanas), will suffer penury (ac-
cording to Nataraja), be foolish, will have some physical
defect, be fickle - minded and will live by begging (i.e. will not
have a proper living). 3rd: He will be successful, wH violate his
promise, be not endowed with good attributes and will live by
breeding quadrupeds. 4th: He will be religious, grateful, be not
respectful of others, will blame others and will lose his mother
right In boyhood.
Hastha 1st: He will be valorous, argumentative, be liar,
will promote misunderstandings, be affectionate to quad-
rupeds and be charitable. 2nd: He will be sickly disposed, be
endowed with superior attributes, will be able to guess the fu-
ture happenings, will be bereft of mother, be fond of dance,
music etc., be very intelligent and be very thoughtul. 3rd: He
will be endowed with wealth and grains, be virtuous, be
deprived of father In his very childhood, be sickly, will live by
trading, be tactful In his undertakings and be endowed with
knowledge of Tantras. 4th: He will be wealthy, will enjoy big for-
mal positions, be irascible, merciful, delighted, be a pet of his
mother and be very famous.
Chitta 1 st; He will be a thief, will Indulge In evil acts, will
suffer from eye diseases, be fond of music and will move in
many distant places. 2nd; He will take the side of others, will be
famous, valorous, endowed with knowledge of many branches
of learning, be versed in branches dealing with the Supreme
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Supreme Sprit, be very virtuous and highly intelligent. 4th: He
will be learned, will ensure that his enemies submit to him of
their own and be innocent In disposition.
Swathi 1st: He will be always in dreams, be thievish, as-
cetic, will join the learned and wiil live by giving educative leac-
tures. 2nd: He wiil suffer a cut in the span of life, be very
garrulous, wise, attentive, truthful, will not reveal his mind and
will be liked by many women. 3rd: He will be religious, w.ll eke
out his living by dealing in weapons, will indulge in evil deeds,
be a householder and be devoid of virtues. 4th: He will be akin
to a king, will keep up his promise, will exceed the boundaries
of anger, be a talebearer, will befriend evil people, and be ad-
dicted to females.
Visakha 1st: He will be a justice, wiil also cheat, be skilful
in mathematics and astrology, be a poet and a trader. 2nd: He
wiil be learned in Sastras, will be eclipsed with superiority com-
plex, will have knowledge of Mantras, wiil eat abundantly, be
truthful, sickly, libidinous, happy and virtuous. 3rd: He wiil be
argumentative, will be ever strong, be short in stature, wili have
the capacity to work out beneficial schemes, wili join beautiful
women to gratify his lust, and be talkative. 4th: He wiil be long
lived, wise, pious, Irascible, wili have a single marriage acquir-
ing a beartiful wife and be cunning in speech.
Anuradha 1st: He wili be sharp, truthful, endowed with
knowledge of past and future events, virtuous, versed in
Mantras, Yagas etc. and be well- mannered. 2nd: He will be
righteous, skilful in playing musical Instruments and wiil join
many women. 3rd: He.will be long lived, be exceedingly charm-
ing in appearance, will speak below the whisper, be very
learned but very rash In speech. 4th: He will be endowed with a
wife deviod of character, be poisonous in speech, wili have
eider brothers/sisters, will be of cheating disposition and will
suffer from itches etc.
Jyeshta 1 st: He wiil be cruel, egoistic, sarcastic, splen-
dorous and happy. 2nd: He wiil enjoy pleasures, will please
one and ail with his knowledge of music and poetry, be
righteous, very sensuous and sickly. 3rd: He wili be very
learned, will suffer from eye diseases, be inflicted with evil ten-
dencies, will take credit for others' work, and be an ascetic.
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4th: He will be endowed with progeny, be cunning, harmful
and will speak high of his own people.
Mooia 1 st: He will enjoy pleasures, be fond of vegetable
grown under the earth (Sike cabbage, potato, onion etc.), be
sinful in acts, will always suffer from diseases and bilious im-
balances. 2nd: He will be charitable, will have the sky as limit
In scholarship, be wise, be very honourable and be kind to all.
3rd: He will be endowed with virtuous friends, be versed In
black magic etc., be splendorous, lazy and be fond of fruits.
4th: He will be kingly In status, valorous, bereft of anger, suc-
cessful over his enemies and will suffer throat disorders.
Poorvashadha 1 st: He will be an excellent person, be
devoid of progeny, be valorous, tale- bearing and will enjoy a
royal status, be splendorous, famous will receive help from
friends In times of evils and will join whores, 3rd: He will be a
sweet speaker, be ever happy, very wealthy, will lose his
mother in his mid- life, will suffer from diseases throughout his
life, will have superior disposition and will be versed In many
ways. 4th: He will be very wealthy, will suffer pains of the
back, will indulge in unjust acts, be cunning and will lose his
father In boyhood.
Utharashadha 1 st: He will enjoy royal status, be very in-
telligent, be versed In the branch of justice and be modest
2nd: He will be inlmmical to his own friends, be not charitable,
be mean- minded, be strong and will attain a supreme position
In his native country. 3rd: He will be honourable, be a skilful
speaker, be egoistic, corpulent and irascible. 4th: He will be
righteous, valorous, strong, charitable, learned In many mat-
ters will trade with many countries and be affectionate to his
own people.
Sravana 1st: He will be honourable, corpulent, devoid of
progeny, be after sexual pleasures, be always happy and
egoistic. 2nd: He will be virtuous, devoted to the Supreme
Spirit, endowed with knowledge of the past, present and future
(i.e. be an astrologer), be Interested In pleasures of the world
and be not merciful. 3rd: He will be learned, libidinous, always
subjected to diseases, very wealthy, be able to answer any-
thing and be unkind. 4th: He will be charitable, attahced to
courtezans, wealthy and be an agriculturist
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Dhanishta i si. He will be lonyllved, unable to tolerate
hunger, be after women, be doubtful in disposition, be dark
bodied and corpulent. 2nd: He will be learned, will keep up his
promise, be wise, will undergo many ordeals and will be versed
in many branches. 3rd; He will be timid, virtuous, lean, short,
valorous and fair in complexion. 4th: He will always move
among the fair sex, will posses inestimable wealth, will Indulge
in evil acts, be coruplent and be endowed with charming hair.
Sathabhisha 1st: He will be learned, splendorous, affec-
tionate to quadrupeds and other living beings and be excellent
in disposition. 2nd; He will be affluent, irascible, doubtful will
belongs to a mean race. 3rd: He will be happy, disposed to
eating often, will complete his undertaking successffuily, will
suffer bilious complaints, be in servitude and be very intei-
legent. 4th: He will be endowed with children, be capable of
protecting his ownselffrom evils and will be long- sighted in dis-
positon.
Poorvabhadra tst; He will be adventurous, endowed with
broad face, affectionate to his wife and be a successful wamor.
2nd: He will achieve the efficacy of supreme Mantras to see
Almighty, will not be vexed even with the most difficult
assignments and will adjust himself with others to achieve his
aim. 3rd: He will be very intelligent, be free from misery, be
virtuous, learned In Vedas, be fond of eating in other's houses
and will suffer from bilious disorders. 4th; He will enjoy ail
pleasures, be highly virtuous, wealthy and happy.
Utharabhadra 1st: He will enjoy royal status, be very
wealthy, endowed with the nine kinds of gems and will have
thick hair on his person. 2nd: He will always be dejected,
patient and will undergo many miseries. 3rd: He will be en-
dowed with progeny, be very pious, irascible, be always en-
dowed with happiness and be belligerent. 4th: He will be
happy, will possess many vices, be very learned and be an
agriculturist.
Revathi 1 st: He will create quarrels by speaking sweetly,
be learned and be always happy. 2nd: He will be endowed
with health, boldness and female pleasures. 3rd: He will be
eloquent In speech, be foolish, and Indigent. 4th: He will be
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very miserable, bold, belongs to a mean family, will win over his
enemies and be adventurous.
The above results apply only to the placements of the
Moon but not to the ascendant.
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Chapter 10
Some Special Principles for Female
Horoscopes
At a normal level of horoscoplc delineation, rules for
male natives are verbatim applied to their
counterparts as well. While doing so, wisdom and care are of
course shown to consider the pecularltfes due for female
births, like puberty, menstruation, conception etc. Barring
these, other events of life are viewed in the same angle for both
the male and female alike which may be sometimes right and
sometimes wrong.
The astrologer who goes deeper Into horoscopic
analysis should be able to decipher the obvious differences
and see a male's nativity from a different angle against a
female's nativity. For example, a female bom in Pisces ascen-
dant will have more sons while a male with this ascendant will
have more daughters. The Sun in the 9th house gives wealth to
a male while luck and wealth are denied to a female. A male
with Venus in the 8th house will enjoy limitless happiness, be
very rich and will "moment after moment" feel delighted while
the same Venus in the same 8th house will deny riches to a
female and give only grief and unhapplness.
By exhibiting clear contrasts of effects in male and
female horoscopy, we do not mean that what is positive for a
male is negative for a female, or vice versa. Wherever a dif-
ferent aspect is suggested for a female that should be weii
remembered and properly applied. Similarities In results
should also be carefully noted.
Our ancients have suggested in many cases quite dif-
ferent effects for female horoscopes, which have so far
remained without being highlighted in any of the recently writ-
ten textbooks' on female horoscopy. With a view to bring such
untold aspects to the notice of discerning readers, here are
some tips, being retold.
Space being limited, we are touching only important and
Interesting aspects relevant to female horoscopy.
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1. TRIMSAMSA
Almost every text dealing with female horoscopy gives
effects of Trimsamsa. What is left out generally Is the main clue
which Is as under:
(a) Add the longitudes of the Sun and the Moon.
(b) Add the longitudes of the ascendant and the Moon.
The resultant degree of the stronger of the two will fall in
the certain Trimsamsa. And results should be based on that
Trimsamsa in arriving at conclusions on marital life, disposi-
tion. progeny etc.
2. ASCENDANTS
Aries: She wili be very truthful, given to anger, always
subjected to mishaps, harsh in speech and will hate her rela-
tives.- Taurus: Beautiful, modest, skilful In arts, well related to
her people, obedient and dear to her husband. Gemini: Harsh
in speech, be not interested in sexual pleasures, will not have
praiseworthy virtues, be a spend- thrift, will suffer from phleg-
matic disorders (like that of lungs). Cancer: Be endowed with
beauty, wealth and Just disposition, dear to relatives, radiant,
will have ail kinds of comforts. Leo: Belligerent, blessed with
progeny, philanthropic. Virgo: Fortunate, happy, skilful In all
branches of arts. Libra: Dull, capable of working hard for long-
unjust, will consume large quantities of water. Scorpio; En-
dowed with a beautiful physique, pleasing In looks,devoted to
husband, very virtuous and truthful. Sagittarius; Adventurous,
has a male's appearance, cruel, devoid of love and modesty.
Capricorn: Fortunate, truthful, wili visit shrines, destroy
enemies, be world- famous, virtuous and will have children.
Aquarius: Skilful "right from birth", will defy elders at all times,
be burnt with distress, ungrateful and spendthrift. Pisces: Will
have many sons and grandsons, be dear to her husband, en-
dowed with beautiful eyas and hair, pious, Just and respectful
of elders.
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3. MOON SIGNS
Mesha Rasi; Majestic, chief among her racemen, beauti
fui, dear to husband, respectful of elders. Vrishabha Rasi:
Learned, virtuous, will have many sons and be liked by her
husand because of her wealth. Mithuna Rasi: Will have many
kinds of wealth, interested in helping others, endowed with
beautiful eyes and appearance. Kataka Rasi: Will be
honoured by her family members, will destroy enemies and be
pious. Slmha Rasi: Liberal, fortunate, fond of non- vegetarian
food, good- looking, Kanya Rasi: Wealthy, win over enemies,
patient, chaste. Thula Rasi: Devoted to her husband, will ob-
tain progeny, be beautiful, devoid of sexual lust. Vrischika
Rasi: Will do sinful acts in a secret manner, be firm in disposi-
tion, very wealthy, devoid of self respect. Dhanu Rasi: Will
walk with a beautiful gait, be fond of music, will give birth (only)
to daughters and be devoid of enemies. Makara Rasi: WHi
have horrible teeth, be very firm, very well educated, truthful,
hard- bodied and justly disposed. Kumbha Rasi: Will have face
akin to the moon, be charitable, endowed with wealth and
children. Meena Rasi; Endowed with many sons, religious, vir-
tuous, skilful in many branches of learning, beautiful.
4. BIRTH STARS
Aswini: Sweet in speech, beautiful, wealthy, intelligent,
pious.
Bharani: Fond of promoting quarrels, wicked, devoid of
wealth and valour, will always wear dirty clothes.
Krittika: Very short- tempered, very quarrelsome,
detected, devoid of relatives, betraying, weak- bodied, phleg-
matic.
Rohini: Stout- bodied, well- disposed to parents, will
marry a famous man, will beget worthy children and be weal-
thy.
Mrigasira: Honourable, beautiful, fond of ornaments, will
detect many meanings In a speech, be learned, wili beget
beautiful children.
ill
Arudra: Wicked, will suffer from windy and phlegmatic
diseases, be spendthrift.
Punarvasu: Be devoid of pride, religious, beautiful,
honourable and will have long- living husband.
Pushyami: Will perform famous acts, be endowed with
beauty, very happy, religious.
Aslesha: Ugly, will acquire many vices, devoid of affec-
tion of others, harsh in speech, untruthful, proud, sinful and un-
grateful.
Makha: Honourable, wlii have many enemies, be very
rich, devoid of sins, will enjoy royal comforts.
Poorva Phalguni: Will win over enemies, be endowed
with progeny and fortunes, good in behaviour, grateful and
sweet in speech.
Uttara Phalguni: Rich, firm In disposition, beautiful, just,
well- versed in domestic core, devoid of vices and diseases.
Hastha: Will have well- formed eyes and ears, patient, vir-
tuous, versed in various principles, very comfortable and live
with progressive fame.
Chitta: If a female is bom on 29th Thithl with this Nak-
shatra, "she will bring infamy to the family and if the 14th Thithl
coincides with Chitra ruling, the female will suffer acute pover-
/ty and will be a whore".
Swathi: Chaste, devoted to husband, will beget
progeny, rich, will consume limited quantity of water, be
famous, wii! have many friends, will win over enemies.
Visakha: Influenced by female companions, has a soft
body, be wealthy, interested in fasting, charity etc., dear to
relatives.
Anuradha: Devoid of self- respect, will befriend good
females, good- looking, will adore many guises.
Jyeshta: Modest, sweet in speech, short- tempered,
fotunate, endowed with sons, truthful, well- disposed to rela-
tives.
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Moola: Little happiness, widowhood, poor, troubled by
diseases, devoid of relatives, will join highly wicked lot.
Poorvashadha: Will haw very broad eyes, be exceeding-
ly beautiful, endowed with incomparable valour, chief among
the people of her race, very famous.
Uttarashadha: Will enjoy various kinds of wealth, be
famous and dear to husband.
Sravana: Very beautiful, learned, helpful to others, truth-
ful.
Dhanlshta: Miserly, interested in others (i.e. other men).
Sathabhlsha; Charitable, will indulge In sinful acts.
Poorvabhadra: Interested in the welfare of her husband,
patient, endowed with progenlc happiness.
Uttarabhadra: Interested in the welfare of her husband,
patient, endowed with progenlc happiness.
Revathi: Fat, will have many fiends, radiant, good- look-
ing, will destroy enemies.
5. PLANETS IN VARIOUS HOUSES
The ..Sun: 1st house - very sickly, mean minded,
emaciated. 2nd devoid of piety, food and wealthy, harsh in
speech, belligerent, betraying. 4th - sickly, unhappy, ugly
teeth, inimical. 5th - Limited progeny, big face and teeth, sweet
in speech, attached to parents.' 6th Fortunate and rich. 7th -
Inimical to husband, devoid of happlnesss, horrible in nature,
immodest, phlegmatic, sinful, ugiy. 8th - grief and poverty-
stricken, diseased- bodied. 9th - Irreligious, valorous, very
sickly, devoid of wealth and fortunes, will have many enemies.
10th - will ever indulge in wicked deeds, indoienL 11th - many
children, versed In arts. 12th - will spend unnecessarily, Im-
modest, addicted to alcohol, unchaste.
The Moon: 1st house- increasing Moon makes one very
beautiful while decreasing Moon produces an emaciated and
sickly female. 2nd - wealthy, modest. 3rd - very harsh In
speech, unjust, miserly, ungrateful. 4th - Happy, fond of
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beautifying herself, firm in disposition, will enjoy all comforts.
5th will beget virtuous children, beautiful, devoted to husband.
6th - Mean history, highly betraying, emaciated. 7th - skilful,
dear to husband, wise, religious, wealthy. 8th - blameworthy,
ugly eyes, devoid of beauty, will indulge in base deeds. 9th -
Medium build, very religious, hgihgly charitable, beautiful, very
happy. 10th - endowed with iot of wealth and gold, famous,
devoid of desires. 11th - Devoid of diseases. 12th -
spendthrift, poor, unjust.
Mars: 1st house - Blood disorders,given up by husband,
untorntunate. 2nd - Broadmined, poor, lustful, sickly, very
troubled and devoid of hair. 3rd - Fortunate. Virtuous, famous,
free from diseases. 4th will have stealing tendency, bereft of
money, comforts, and virtues. 5th - wicked sons, shameless,
devoid of learning and relatives, 6th - protected by her hus-
band, endowed with abundant hair, fre from diseases. 7th -
Widowhood, mean deeds, devoid ot wealth and virtues. 8th -
very sickly, emaciated, devoid ot husband, is grief and poverty
stricken, torturous, 9th - irreligious, beautiful, given up by her
people, fond of liquour and meat. 10th - Devoid of wisdom and
shame, blameworthy nature, interested in questionable deeds.
11th - good natured, highly gainful. 12th - Ungrateful, wHI
spend on evil deeds, heavily addicted to alcohol, ever sickly,
unfriendly.
Mercury: 1st house; Broadeyed, friendly, just, religious,
truthful, sweet in speech, 2nd - beautiful, rich, virtuous, 3rd -
rich, wiil have progeny, prosperous. 4th - Happy, modest. 5th
- limited number ot children, belligerent, not rich, will do ques-
tionable acts. 6th - Very rich, short- lived, lustful, troubled by
vices. 7th Learned,will attain a beautiful husband, principled,
modest. 8th - Ungrateful, fear- stricken, ever sick. 9th -
Praiseworthy, fortunate, famous, truthful. 10th - Wealthy. 11th '
- very wealthy, ever gaining, devoted to husband. 12th -
Devoid of wealth and valour, impatient, emaciated, away from
virtuous pople.
Jupiter: 1st house - Beautiful, excellent among women,
has a majestic voice. 2nd - Fortunate, beautiful, free from
harms. 3rd - ever poor, blemished. 4th Famous, learned. 5th
- good children. 6th - many enemies, many dangers, always,
troubled, short- tempered. 7th - Dear to husband, will have
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many enemies, famous. 8th - Somewhat unirutntui. has fat
hands and fat legs, eversickly. voracious eater. 9th - beautiful
akin to a goddess, famous, opulent, grateful, will join the com-
pany of mean people. 10th - Famous, modest, nth - Skilful in
handiwork, truthful. 12th - Sickly, bereft of gains, will change
over to another religion.
Venus: 1 st house - Beautiful, wealthy, devoid of blemish
and enemies. 2nd - Wealthy, skillful, soft- spoken. 3rd - will
have many brothers and sisters, out of whom sisters will be fat.
4th - rich, tends to enjoy pleasures liberally. 5th - will have
many daughters, wealthy, good looking, 6th - very short-
tempered. discarded by her husband and children. 7th - wH
have happy martial life. 8th - grief stricken, devoid of wealth,
will cheat others. 9th - resembles a male in appearance, weal-
thy. 10th - will receive public honours. 11th - Devoid of
blemishes, learned. 12lh - grief stricken, cunning, troubled by
diseases, dunce.
Saturn: 1 st house: Very ugly, prominent bones and
teeth, blind. 2nd - poor, driven away by her family members,
always troubled, blameworthy but justly disposed. 3rd - will
have many children, skilful. 4th - ungrateful, fickle- minded,
Poor, will jooin base men. 5th - bereft of children. 6th will have
sons, be a dunce. 7th - widowhood or divorce, will befriend
wicked females, ever sickly, sinful. 8th - cheating, will suffer in
her undertakings. 9th - Miserly, not well- educated, ever Im-
modest, will waste money. 10th - unsightly, many vices, poor.
11th - unwise, crooked, given up by her people, will have many
vices and be impatient. 12th - poor, discarded by her family
members.
Here is a wider field for research in female horoscopy
which is quite different from male horoscopy, more often than
not.
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Chapter 11
Planets and Ascendants
iJl astrologically. One Is the
inherent nature of the planets. The second is a modified
version caused by lordships these planets acquire when a
certain sign rises at birth. This is the basic concept of
astrology while there are myriad considerations when the
astrologer advances through the pages of his literature.
Planets are generally classified in two categories. As
benefics on the one hand. And malefics on the other. A
benefic has generally a tendency to assist the native enjoy
good results in the walks of life controlled by that particular
planet, and progress smoothly. The role of a malefic planet is
negative - that is to check good results and interrupt and
trouble off and on.
Benefics are the Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Venus. In
the strict sense, the Moon becomes a malefic if she is decreas-
ing, particularly during her movement beyond 240 from the
Sun. And till she passes 60 ahead of the Sun. (There are still
divergent opinions). Mercury is considered to be of dual na-
ture, i.e. a benefic when alon or when unassociated with a
malefic, and a malefic when being otherwise. The Sun, Saturn,
Ketu, Rahu and Mars are malefics.
In the eyes of Parasara, Venus is more superior a benefic
than Jupiter, while some later authors give No. 1 position to
Jupiter. Similarly, the sage describes Mars as a dreaded
malefic - more than Saturn.
The final and conclusive role of a planet mainly depends
on the sign ascending at the time of birth. Thus Venus, for ex-
ample, can be a malefic and Mars can be a benefic depending
on one's natal ascendant.
Each planet holds dozens of portfolios. A benefic does
not necessarily ensure that everything under him remains In
tact. To cite an example, Venus rules marital life, vehicles,
retinedness, physical, pleasures etc. If Venus assumes a good
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role, let us not say that all these will be well- enjoyed There
can be simultaneously vehicles owned by the native. We have
to reconcile with other aspects related to every branch of life.
Wisely.
Or take the case of a malefic. If Saturn chooses to play
an adverse role, he need not do so as a rule in all respects. He
can give a long lease of life contrary to his malefic role, but
shower disease after disease, constantly, grief followed by
grief, abundantly.
As a basic rule, the ascendant lord, lord of a trine and
lord of an angle are treated as good planets. A benefic owning
an angle, if excluded from ownership of ascendant, is adverse.
A malefic owning an angle does not harm. But he will not be
really ausicious without ownership of a trine simultaneously.
The 7th, although an angle, Is a maraka (or death- dealing)
house.
Wealth is primarily given by the lords of the 5th and 9th
General happiness Is denoted by the lords of the 7th and the
10th. If the 5th and the 9th lords are favourable, the the 2nd
ord finds it easy to give riches. The 4th lord will be helpless to
produce happiness if the 7th and 10th lords do not want.
Jupiter ruling the 5th or the 9th will be able to make one rich as
far as possible and without decline. If Venus owns the 7th or
the 10th, he will complete his job of handling the native's
general haplness successfully.
Out of the other 6 houses, the 11th Is the most evil. So is
its lord. Less harmful than these are the 6th and its lord. Still
iess harmful are the 3rd and its owner. The 2nd, 12th and 8th
houses and their lords are mildly harmful as compared to the
previous threesome. If a planet in the second group is simul-
taneously related to one in the first group (I.e. 3rd, 6th, and '
11th), only more evil will follow. To be more clear, if the 2nd
lord should become the 3rd lord as well, he is a dreaded
malefic. Also if the 2nd lord Is related to the 3rd lord. For ex-
ample, Saturn is very bad for Sagittarius ascendant. Just as
when Venus is connected with Mars for a Pisces - born.
The two nodes - Rahu and Ketu - need a special treat-
ment with more details. But, here, suffice it to say that they act
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according to their association and position, so that we deal
with the 7 planets and their roles for the various ascendants.
Aries: For Aries ascendant Mars is the ruler of the 1sf
and the 8th. The ascendant is his Moolatrikona sign while the
8th is his secondary sign. He will hence predominantly be
favourable. He cannot be independently auspicious but can
help another favourable planet like the Sun or Jupiter or even
the Moon through whom he wili reveal his good qualities, it is
also not illogical to conclude that if Mars is well related to
Jupiter or the Sun or the Moon and is in good bhavas,
favourable effects will come through him. As regards other un-
sullied benefic planets for this ascendant we have only two.
These are Jupiter and the Sun. Even if Jupiter is captured by
another adversary, his good results will be stalled. Saturn,
Mercury and Venus are malefics and will cause harm. Venus
will prove a killer as he is the 2nd and 7th lord. Saturn and Mer-
cury will also inflict death if related to Venus The Moon's role is
not specifically discussed by Parasara. The Moon wHI give
mixed results according to association etc. as she is an an-
gular ruler.- An association between Jupiter - Sun, Jupiter -
Mars or Mars - Sun wili be highly favourable for the ascendant
in question. Jupiter - Saturn association will not prove to be
helpful although they own the 9th and 10th. It is because,
Saturn is 11th lord with prime emphasis on his Aquarius owner-
ship.
Taurus: Jupiter is a malefic for Taurus ascendant and wi'l
avail of the 8th and 11 th houses both of which are evil. He is the
first- rate adversary. The Moon being the 3rd lord is not auspi-
cious. Venus is also classified as an evil planet and a maraka
planet. According to Susloka Sataka for Scorpio ascendant
there is no blemish (to Mars) of the 6th lordship and also for
Taurus ascendant (in the case of Venus). Sage Parasara ap-
parently took into serious consideration the 6th lordship
(Moolatrikona) of versary. Though there are some more ex-
ponents to favour Susloka Sataka's line of thinking, Parasara
being an undisputed authority should be gven more weight.
The Sun and Saturn are benefics. Saturn owns the best angle
and hence he will bestow kingly status on the native. The Sun
though a malefic by virtue of owning an angle proves auspi-
cious. The rule that a malefic owning an angle should own a
trine also, so that he becomes a Yogakaraka is naturally not ap-
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plicable to the luminaries as they own only one sign each. As
regards the role of Mercury, he is only of mixed nature for
Taurus ascendant and he is not an excellent benefic by virtue of
owning a Maraka house in addition to a trine. The 5th is his
Moolatrikona and exaltation sign; if Mercury joins Saturn/Sun,
he will act more effectively favourable. Mars is classified as a
killer apart from Jupiter, Venus and the Moon, Mars is a killer
for he owns the 7th and 12th. The role of Jupiter and Venus as
killers Is also understandable. Though the Moon is said to be a
killer, she cannot independently do so for she is only the 3rd
lord which is the least malefic among 3rd, 6th and 11th. The
luminaries are considered not inauspicious even by ownership
of the 8th house; as such the 3rd house lordship of the Moon in
the case of Taurus be leniently viewed from the point of view of
inflicting death. Her connections with Jupiter or Mars can em-
power her to inflict harm on the Taurus native.
Gemini: The three planets, viz. Jupiter, the Sun and Mars
are adverse for Gemini ascendant. There is no hint on Saturn's
role except that Saturn- Jupiter conjunction does not yield a
yoga just as it does not do so for an Aries native. Saturn owns
the 8th and the 9th while the 9th is his Moolatrikona. Jupiter
owns the 7th and 10th. it is my personal feeling that an ex-
change between Saturn and Jupiter in the 9th and 10th or their
placement in conjuction in the Qth/IOth, or Saturn in the 9th as
Jupiter is the 10 wili prove a very favourable point. (This line of
thinking cannot be extended to Aries ascendant, i.e. exchange
between 9th and 10th lords & C for Jupiter will be in fail in the
10th in a key house.)
For Gemini ascendant, Mars owns two evil houses, the
6th and 11th and hence he is a dire malefic. The Sun owning
the 3rd wiil not be helpful. Venus, the lord of the 5th and 12th is
declared to be highly favourable, as the 5th Is his Moolatrikona,
In view of the friendship betwen Venus and Mercury the 12th
lordship of Venus is not seriously considered adverse. (On the
same lines, Mercury for Libra ascendant is considered
favourable although he owns the 12th, which is his
Moolatrikona and exaltation - thus a predominant house). The
role of the Sun Is compared to that of Saturn as a killer. The
Sun is the lord of the 2nd and Saturn rules the 7th and 8th of
Cancer ascendant. Both the houses of Saturn are inauspicious
and hence he is classified as a killer. However, they are not in-
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dependently capable of doing bad or good but act as per their
relationship with others.
Cancer: Venus Is inauspicious by virtue of angular
lordship (4th house - Moolatrikona) and the tfth lordship.
(The tfth lord for a movable sign is highly malefic, l.e. Saturn
for Aries, Venus for Cancer, the Sun for Libra and Mars for
Capricorn ascendants.) Thus Venus gets a dual role to do evil
for a Cancer native. The 3rd and 12th lordship of Mercury wH
Inflict harm and hence he is Inauspicious. The best planet for
this ascendant is Mars as he owns a trine as well as an angle.
The 10th lordship will prevail much more favourably as the 10th
is the best of 4 angles and Aries is Moolatrikona sign of Mars.
The other two favourable planets are Jupiter and the Moon.
Jupiter Is the lord of the 6th and 9th. Though 6th Is his
Moolatrikona, the sage has given preference to the 9th
lordship for obviously two reasons; firstly the 9th Is best of the
two.trines and secondly Jupiter is a close friend of the Moon,
the ascendant lord. The 3rd favourable planet is the Moon who
is the ascendant lord. The order of preference is Mars, Jupiter
and the Moon, l.e. benefic tendency will descend from one to
another and hence the Moon is the least benefic. If Mars is well
related to Jupiter, the Moon or to the Sun, he can do wonders
for the Cancer native; the best place as far as Saturn Is con-
cerned is Capricon In the company of Mars or the Moon.
Leo: Just as the Sun is noted as killer for Cancer ascen-
dant, the Moon is similarly classified as a killer for Leo ascen-
dant as she is the lord of the 12th house. This killer- role has not
barred the Moon from becoming a Yogakaraka or an auspi-
cious planet for Leo ascendant as per our experience. Saturn's
adverse role is because of two prime reasons firstly he Is a
sworn enemy of the ascendant lord and secondly he Is the 7th
lord apart from being the 6th lord. Mercury's role Is equally
ominous as the 2nd and 12th cometinder his regent. The 3rd
and 10th lordship (a bad house and an angle respectively)
make Venus unreliable. Mars is again the best planet for Leo
ascendant followed by favourable roles to be enacted by
Jupiter and the Sun. Mars rules the 4th and 9th; Jupiter the 5th
and 8th and the Sun ascendant. Here again, the sun is the 3rd
in order.
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Virgo: Mercury ruling the ascendant and the 10th house
and Venus lording over the 2nd and 9th are classified as a killer
also. (Mars ruling the 8th can also act as a killer.) Jupiter rules
two angles - the 4th and the 7th - while the Moon Is the 11th
lord. For these reasons, these two are considered inauspi-
cious. The Sun will be good If he joins good planets In good
houses, for example In the 10th along with Mercury. There Is no
hint about Saturn's role. By virtue of the 5th lordship and good
relationship with the ascendant lord Mercury, he will prove
auspicious. But the stain due to 6th lordship will cause a
change in his disposition and he cannot be counted as an in-
variable dependent.
Libra: Although Venus Is the ruler of the ascendant, he
owns 8th as well, and hence he Is neutral. Dire malefic is
Jupiter, the lord of the 3rd and the 6th. The ruler of the 2nd and
the 7th, Mars, Is equally inauspicious while the Sun ruling the"
nth will act as an obstructing force. These three planets, viz.
Jupiter, Mars and the Sun are more malefic If mutually related
but unrelated to Saturn, Mercury or the Moon. On the other
hand, Mars or the Sun will act as primary benefics if they join
Saturn, Mercury or Venus according to one school of thought.
Scorpio: Just as Venus is a neutral planet for Libra as-
cending, Mars Is neutral for Scorpio ascendant. Mars owns the
ascendant and the 6th, the latter being his Moolatrlkona'The
Sun (lord of the 10th) and the Moon (lord of the 9th) are termed
the best Yogakarakas. Jupiter though ruling the 2nd (and the
5th), is auspicious just as Mercury for Taurus ascendant ruling
the 2nd and 4th. (of course Mercury's Moolatrlkona is the 5th.)
Venus, Saturn and Mercury are malefics as well as death- deal-
ing planets. Saturn can be practically auspicious if he Is In the
5th/9th, being lord of an angle, from the point of view of status,
finance etc.
Sagittarius: Venus Is a first- rate malefic for Sagittarius
ascendant as he owns the 6th and 1 ith. None is akin to Venus
in giving malefic effects for this ascendant. Saturn Is
straightaway a killer, ruling the 2nd and the 3rd. Venus can also
become a killer (If related to Saturn). Though Mercury rules two
angles - the 7th and 10th - he is declared auspicious whereas
for Virgo ascendant as well as Gemini ascendant, Jupiter Is
considered inauspicious. This supreme role of Mercury is pos-
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siDiy Decause of his ownership ot the 10th house (Mooiatrikona
and hence predominant against 7th house ownership) whereas
Jupiter does not own Mooiatrikona Identical with the 10th
house best of the angles - for an ascendant ruled by Mercury.
If the Sun (ruler of the 9th) joins Mercury, both of them wili con-
fer still superior Yoga for Sagaittarius natives. Mars gives
primarily his 5th house effects (Mooiatrikona) shedding his
12th lordship and hence is a favourable planet. Jupiter is
neither a first- rate benefic nor an adversary for he owns the 4th
(angular lordship's blemish). The Moon ruling the 8th cannot
be a powerful Yogakaraka unless well- related to Mercury, the
Sun or Mars. An association between the Moon and Jupiter can
confer yoga par excellence.
Capricorn: Mars is listed In the first place while mention-
ing adverse results for Capricorn ascendant as Mars rules the
4th and 11th. Jupiter is lord of the 2nd and 12th. the latter being
his important houses. The 7th lord Moon is not quite a
favourable planet. Saturn and the Sun are neither very
favourable nor very adverse. Saturn will reveal killing powers if
he joins Jupiter. Mars or the moon. While Venus and Mercury
are both auspicious in their own way. the former is the best
yogakarka for this ascendant, for he is the lord of the 5th and
the 10th.
Aquarius: The 2nd and 11th lord Jupiter is a dire malefic
followed by the Moon (the 6th lord) and Mars (ruling the 3rd
and 10th). While Venus and Saturn are both auspicious for
Aquarius ascendant, Venus is the only planet that can be con-
sidered to have been vested with powers of Rajayoga. Saturn
is not compared with Venus as he owns the 12th simultaneous-
ly. Venus is the lord of the 4th and the 9th. As the 9th is the best
trine, he is relieved of blemish due to angular lordship. Th^ Sun
is termed as a killer as he rules the 7th, a maraka house.
(Saturn plays a similar role for Leo ascendant owning the 7th in
Mooiatrikona). Jupiter ruling the 2nd and Mars owning the 3rd
are also the killers. Out of the 3 killers, Mars is the last in order,
a strong relationship between two are all of these 3 killers will
affect the longevity to decline severely. Mercury ruling the 5th
and 8th will give mixed results. If Mercury joins an adverse
planet, he will be essentially adverse while in joining Venus and
Saturn, he can considerably improve. Alone in bad houses, he
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wiil be evil and good houses he will be favourable. This is how
Mercury's role for this ascendant need be understood.
Pisces: Saturn owns two evil houses for Pisces ascen-
dant. Hence he will reveal himself most awefuily. Venus rules
the 3rd and 8th - again two evil houses. And hence he is a bad
planet. The Sun ruling the 6th will prove adverse though he has
good terms with the lord of the ascendant, Jupiter. Mars Is the
lord of the 2nd (Moolatrikona) and the 9th (the best of the
trines). Inspite of owing a killer- house, he has been specifically
exempt from acting as a killer Independently and placed in
yogakaraka list. To be a killer, Mars must be instigated by
another killer, viz. Satun or Mercury. Jupiter is a very
favourable planet (of course next to Mars) owning the ascen-
dant and the 10th. Though there Is no specific mention of
Venus becoming a killer such role can be seen in him as he
owns the 8th house.
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Chapter 12
Planetary States - An Index to health
During the study of astrology, we are informed of many
a method to ascertain health conditions of a subject
viz. soundness of health, nature of diseases etc. Out of these
methods, some are dependent on other factors of the
horoscope, so that more indepth study is required on the part
of the astrologer.
Not only in the matter of analysing one's health, but also
in many other aspects we should know which rule works well
depending far less on others, which are dependent on others
and the like.
In the course of our humble experience, we find that
planetary states, i.e. Sayanadl Avasthas (viz. 12 Avasthas like
Sayana, Upavensana etc.) give the best possible independent
clues to know beforehand of the diseases, physical defects
etc. In fact Avasthas are useful to decipher many branches of
one's life more successfully than any other principle can be.
For, we should always remember that the least common com-
bination Is the most effective, and far less effective is the most
common one.
Out of the important astrological works that have dealt
with planetary states as above are Parasara Hora, Adbhuta
Sagaraand Hora Ratna, Adbhutasagara added some more In-
formation compilmentarily to Parasara Hora. Hora Ratna had a
reproduction of the version of Adbhuta Sagara.
in order that every reader stands to benefit from the
present discussion, detailing of an account of Avastha calcula-
tions will only be befitting. These are quite simple and every
reader can follow.
From the birth horoscope, we must note down the fo.low-
Ing Information relating to the planet for which Avastha is to be
calculated. All the 9 planets are subjected to identical process
In this respect.
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a) The serial numDer ot the star occupied by the planet, if
the planet, for example, is in Aswini - 1. in Rohini - 4, in
Revati - 27 etc.
b) The status of the planet in the order of the Sun - 1.
c) Navamsa position of the planet, i.e. whether in first
Navamsa, second, third etc. of that particular sign in
which it is placed.
d) Natal star's order (i.e. Moon's Nakshatra) - similar to 'a'.
e) Ghati from sunrise in which birth has occurred. For ex-
ample, if one is born at I5gh 45 vighatis after sunrise,
take 16.
f) Serial number of the birth ascendant counted from Aries.
(That is. Aries - 1, Leo - 5, Pisces 12 etc.)
After noting down above six factors, simply adopt the fol-
lowing procedure:
[a x b x c) + [d + e + f)
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The remainder in the above process indicates the Avas-
tha of the planet corresponding to the following order: ^
1. Sayana
2. Upavesana
3. Netrapanl
4.
Prakasana
5. Gamana
6. Aagamana
7. Sabha
8. Aagama
9. Bhojana
10. Nrityaiipsa
11. Kautuka
12. Nidra
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These names are suggestive of the state in which the
particular planet is placed at the time of one's birth
How do the planet's avasthas physically affect a sub-
ject? We give below a list which are based on our examination
of a couple of horoscopes and some classical principles.
The Sun
Sayanavastha - Jaundice, spleen and liver disorders, in-
digestion, diseases of rectum like ulcer etc (but not piles) and
heart attacks. Netrapani Avastha: Eye diseases. If in a fixed
sign, the defect is perennial in nature. If a movable sign, can be
cured soon. If in a dual sign, off and on there will be difficulties
of the sight. Gamanavastha: Diseases of head. For a female the
Sun in 12th or in 7th with this will causes frequent abortions
and difficulties during conception. Aagamavastha: Anaemia,
loss of blood etc. For a female the Sun in this Avastha getting
the company of Venus will cause leucorrhea. Bhojanavastha;
Headache, rheumatism, ear pains, joint pains etc. Nrityalip-
savastha: Sound health. Nidravastha: Piles and disorders of
rectum.
The Moon
Sayanavastha: Venereal diseases, if the Moon is in as-
cendant with this avastha, rectal disorders will trouble the per-
son. Weak Moon anywhere in this avastha will bring harm to the
right side of the body by fire accidents. Upavesanavastha:
Dental diseases, Netrapani Avastha: Eye disorders,
Gamanavastha: Brain and head diseases, eye disorders.
Agamanavastha: diseases of legs. Bhojanavastha: trouble
from water and snakes.
Mars
Sayanavastha: Ulcer, wounds, burns etc. if Rahu or
Saturn is related to Mars in Sayanavastha in 5th, damage to
head. Upavesanavastha: Frequent and perennial diseases.
Gamanavasth: itching, bolls, ulcer. Netrapani Avastha: danger
from animals and snakes. Gamanavastha: Joint pains.
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Agamavastha; diseases of internal parts of the ears, piles and
rectal disorders. Nidravastha: diseases of feet.
Mercury
Sayanavastha in ascendant: lameness and void of virility,
in other houses - venereal diseases. Upavesanavastha: defects
of sight. Bhojanavastha: loss of limb, Nrithyalipsavastha: Skin
diseases,* piles. Nidravasta: Neck and throat disorders,
asthma.
Jupiter
Sayanavastha: Colics. Upavesanvastha: Ulcers on
hands, feet, shanks etc. Netrapani avastha; Head diseases.
Prakasanavastha: diseases of privities and rectum (except in
ascendant or 10th). Nidravastha - eye diseases, stomach disor-
ders.
Venus
Sayanavastha: Dental diseases. Upavesanavastha:
defect or injury on right side of the body, joint pains etc
Netrapani Avastha: Major eye disorders. Prakasanavastha:
many diseases (except in ascendant, 2nd, 7th or 9th).
Nidravastha: everlasting diseases, veneral disorders etc.
Saturn
Sayanavastha: major sickness in childhood. Piles will be.
experienced later on In a mentlonable degree. Upavesanavas-
tha: Artheritis, rheumatism, nervous delusion, digestive disor-
ders. cdntaction of liver, defective eyes, piles. Nidravastha (in
10th) - ever distressed by diseases.
Rahu
Sayanavastha: damage to bones. Upavesanavastha: ul-
cers. Netrapani avastha: (in Leo or Cancer) - 'amputation' of
head, meaning major cuts, wounds etc. in head. Agamavastha:
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mental delusion, anaemia. Nntyalipsavastna. affliction to eyes,
lack of virility, unending major diseases.
Ketu
Sayanavastha: Poor health at all times, except when in
Aries. Taurus. Gemini or Virgo. Upavesanavastha: rheumatic
disorders, ulcer, trouble from poisonous living beings.
Netrapani avastha: danger from poison, eye troubles, dentai
and spinal disorders. When Ketu is in Virgo in this avastha, the
subject will be frequently a target of spinal and dental dis-
eases. Agamavastha: digestive disorders. Nrityalipavastha:
swollen eyes.
This list cannot be deemed to be exhaustive. But the
reader can confidently apply these to a given horoscope, after
ascertaining the positional dignity of the planet, its associa-
tion. aspects etc.
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Chapter 13
Results of Martian Conjuctions
Aplanet can be alone in a house In a given horoscope.
It can as well form a conjuct with another, it alters its
stance, role and results in many respects. Sometimes losing its
own identity.
In many horoscopes, at least a pair of planets could be
found In a house. It is here that we are burdened in question.
In this context, we will in the following lines see how
Mars reacts when he has a companion In the same house he is
in. Most of the readers are familiar with the results Mars gives
in the 12 signs and 12 houses independently. Yet we give
below, as a prelude, only important results, or keywords,
based on our own study and experience.
Aries: fond of sex; if Mars is bad one can violate code of
sexual conduct. Taurus: disgrace to family. Gemini: very intel-
ligent. Cancer: success in later part of iife following difficult
and trying youth. Leo: early loss of first wife; if Mars is afflicted,
childllfter. Virgo: uninterrupted riches, sensuous. Libra; unethi-
cal, addicted to harmful intoxicants, estrangement in first mar-
riage. Scorpio: betrayer, danger from poison, fire, (alls etc.
Sagittarius: lean, loss of money and no happiness. No success
in foreign lands, wealthy. Aquarius: looks aged and unfortunate
end. Picses: No happiness from children, frequent illness.
1st house: highly educated, wealthy. 2nd house: finan-
cial strains, loss of children, unhappy wedlock. 3rd house: ab-
sence of paternal care. 4th house: unhappy in many respects
but will have properties. 5th house: disappointments In.marital
life and in respect of children. 6th house: bad for mother, loss
of ancestral properties, acqusitlon of wealth. 7th house:
criminal tendencies, sparing conjugal happiness from spouse.
8th house: deformed, short lived calamitous marriage. 9th
house: obstructed fortunes. 10th house:lib!dinous in the initial
part of life and later taking to spiritual path. 11th house: loss of
children, acquisition of wealth. 12th house: immoral, imprison-
ment, early marital termination.
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With this background and being well Informed with Inter-
pretation techniques, let us take a glance Into how Mars
shapes the native when he is conjuct with another planet.
n the first house
With the Sun: The native will lose his father early. Or
paternal happiness will be almost lacking. He will ever be
moving from place to place without any success. With the
Moon: He will suffer from endless poverty and will be of evil dis-
position. With Mercury: He will be very tactful but liable to de
duped by others. With Jupiter: He will have limited progeny,
and be diamond- hearted. Infamous acts will Interest him. With
Venus: he will be generally unsuccessful In life. Diseases like
tuberculosis, breathing troubles, Venereal disorders etc. will
be the order of his day. He will lack gratitude but will beget an
adventurous son. With Saturn: He will indulge in illegal ac-
tivities. Medical attainments could be seen in him. Heart
troubles and defective body will also result. With Rahu: Mater-
nal happiness will be seldom enjoyed by him. He will have
defective privities. With Ketu: Unusual sexual habits and
shortlived marriage will be the fruits of this conjuction.
In the second house
With the Sun: He will be ever agitated. Paternal and
domestic happiness is something unknown to him. Poverty will
be his shadow, difficulties from the government and politicians
will be usually experienced by him. With the Moon: Dejection
and despondency will haunt him. He will possess a decayed
physique. His financial history wlil be questionable. With Mer-
cury: Marriage and finances will badly suffer. He will have
serious misunderstandings with his own people. He will be fre-
quented by diseases and will find It hard to keep up health. He
cannot be relied upon. "What virtue can be seen In him? is an
ancient seer's hint. With Jupiter: He will meet with disappoint-
ments In respect of progeny. He will be neglected by his own
men and will be looked upon as an unworthy person. Disorders
of stomach and fond of Tantrik remedies. Urinary disorders and
poor eyesight will follow. His wedlock will be an unfortunate
event in his life. He will not bother for right and wrong in money
matters. With Saturn: He will be rich, but will usually have flnan-
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cial Implications troubling him. His domestic life vuH be a scene
of violence, particularly concerning the spouse. With Rahu; He
will face numerous difficulties in childhood. He may give up
family responsibilities due to dejection. With Ketu: He will suf-
fer from dental disorders and will have a peculiar face. He will
be ever at loggerheads with his brothers and sisters; peace is a
rare experience in his life.
In the third house
With the Sun: He will have a number of children. Bold-
ness comparable to that of royal scion could be seen in him.
He will have landed properties and be fond of hosting and
entertaining people. He win possess attractive eyes. With the
Moon: He will be a spendthrift His children will be of high Im-
portance to him. He will be fond of sexual pleasures from ques-
tionable sources. He will generally be unhappy. With Mercury:
His body will emanate a pleasant smell. Hair on his head wH
grow abundantly and beautifully. He can influence others
quickly and be helpful to all. Asthma and other breathing to a
truthful path and be feadess. He will be exceedingly intelligent
He can be a forceful writer. With Venus: He will have an artistic
bent of mind and will be skilful in design, drawing, beautlflca-
tion and the like. Success in television and movies will be easy
for him. One of his co- borns will suffer from diseases. He will
be well known in political circles. With Rahu: He will be unsuc-
cessful in his attempts to attain success in foreign countries.
With Ketu: He will suffer from rheumatism and some disorders
of legs/hands. If the conjuction is rapt, there can be a defect in
these limbs. He will climb the ladder of success financially In
the later part of his life.
In the fourth house
With the Sun: He will inherit ancestral properties. Cardiac
and blood disorders will cause him troubles. He will indulge In
unlawful activities. With the Moon: He will have limited number
of children, or may go without one. He will be fond of his
spouse. His impatience will bring him many difficulties. His
mother's health will be poor due to blood disorders. With Mer-
cury: He will often be physically Injured. He will be addicted to
drinks and physically be injured. He will indulge in immoral traf-
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ticking He will be a gambler of first order and will lose his
wealth. With Jupiter: He wiil be very beautiful, but will have
limited financial success. He will beget a child with difficulty, in-
terest in fine arts wHI be predominant. With Venus: He wili be
beautiful and hotelierlng. He changes his religion. With Saturn:
Grief on some account or the other will be a routine. He will
waste his money on vices. He will not have lasting friendships
and acquaintances. With Rahu: His mother will have some
serious eue defects and her marriage will not own landed
properties. With Ketu: Professionally he will be attached to
medical men, hospitals and the like. His grandmother will out-
live his grandfather. The native wili not gain in marriage finan-
cially and will have a peculiar marriage.
Generally, a female with Mars In the company of Saturn,
Rahu, Ketu, the Sun or Venus, in the fourth house, will be a
vagabond or wHI strain her marriage knowingly.
In the fifth house
With the Sun: The native may have two marriages.
Children wiil be numerous (whereas Mars or the Sun in the 5th
house alone wili not give many). Liver or spleen will diseased.
With the Moon: He wHI be well educated. And will be happy and
wealthy. With Mercury: He wili have an adopted child. He'will
be successful in foreign countries. With Jupiter: Difficulties in
obtainment of progeny will have to be encountered by him. He
wHI be rich from the beginning. Law and politics will be of inter-
est to him. With Venus: Troubles from enemies and lawsuits will
have to be feared with this Yoga. Litigations in marriage are
also likely. Syphilis and gonnohorrea will have to be confronted
by him. Sexual excesses and difficulties in urination will also
result. With Saturn: Poverty, losses in money matters, troubles
due to females, danger to limbs due to accidents wiil follow.
With Rahu: He wiil be troubled by bad dreams. Litigations and
inimical activities will multiply. With Ketu: Spinal and or-
thopaedic disorders will trouble him. He will make abundant
wealth by his own efforts.
(A female with Mars joining Rahu, Ketu or Saturn in this
house will face serious menstrual problems. Early menopause
has also resulted in some cases).
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in the sixth house
With the Sun: He will be highly intelligent. Fame ana suc-
cess over enemies wili come to him at all times. He wiil be
prone to accidents and breakage of bones. With the Moon: His
education will often be interrupted. He wiil be foolish and take
wrong decisions. He will unfortunate and wiil suffer from dis-
eases quite often. He wiil not be on good terms with his mother.
Debts and imprisonment, and litigations wili also come to pass.
With Mercury: He wiil have an ugly appearance. His debts on
the increase from time to time. He wili generally suffer from
nervous and bloody disorders. With Jupiter: He wili be insulted
by others. His progeny wili be limited. He will be known for his
evil designs. With Saturn: Scandals on account of members of
opposite sex will bring him infamy. He wili be expert in legal
studies. He will gain through steel, coal and gold. With Rahu:
He will attain abundant professional progress. He will have
defective arms. With Ketu: He wiil. suffer on account of poison
{ snake bite etc.) and will possess a sickly body. His domestic
happiness will be diluted.
In the seventh house
With the Sun: He will not part with his money easily. He
will be ever agitated. His marital life wiil incur an abrupt end.
His sexual lust wiil be limitless. He will always be at logger-
heads with- co- born. The health of his heart wili be unsatisfac-
tory and pose continuous problems. With the Moon:
Abdominal disorders, obstructed education and becoming
wealthy wili be the results. With Mercury: He will have a defec-
tive physique and be of crooked disposition. He wiil lose
children. He wili cheat others. With Juipter: He wiil acquire
more enemies in political circles. Marriage will be a failure. His
effort in many matters will not meet with success. With Venus;
Endless frictions In marriage will keep him unhappy. Others will
insult him. He will suffer from bloody disorders. His health will
be wasted on his insatiable sexual lust. With Saturn: There is a
possibility of marriage being nullified. He wiil be ever
depressed and wil lead a hopeless life. He will incur troubles in
foreign lands. With Rahu; He will either marry into a rich family
or wili. gain financially through his spouse like her handsome
earnings. His marital iife will be one of tensions and turmoils.
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Often there will be seperations and reunions before a final
breakdown. The spouse will either be ugly to look at or will be
highly fat. With Ketu: The spouse will be of sickly constitution
and will suffer repeated miscarriages. Marital happiness will be
scarce. The native will be wealthy but be shortlived.
in the eighth house
With the Sun: He may lose a parent early. Blood pres-
sure, cardiac detects and lose through vehicular accidents will
be resultant. He will face tremendous financial strains and will
not become wealthy. He will indulge in illegal activities and will
not have moral strength. His marriage will not be stable, or end
in a disaster. With the Moon: He will incur one disease or the
other from time to time. Punishments from government
authorities will be possible. His family happiness will always be
at stack. With Mercury. He will look aged in his prime youth.
There will either be no marriage or if at aii it occurs it will only
be shortlived. Skin diseases and nervous disorders will also be
possible. With Jupiter: He will be poor and earn in questionable
waste. His marriage will be nullified due to some elders Inter-
ference In the family. He will have multiplying enemies. .With
Venus: His friends will be from mean circles. His marriage will
be a great disappointment one in his life and might be sub-
jected to legal proceedings and complications. With Saturn:
He wHI be bereft of children or will frequently lose children. His
spouse will always have an upper hand on him and make his
life miserable. With Rahu: He will meet his end in the hands of
servant, thieves or by violence. Infamy on account of females
will also be possible. With Ketu: He will have a checkered
career. Peace in the domestic life will be absent.
In the ninth house
With the Sun: He will have only one brother/system born
after him. Ancestral properties will be multiplied by him. He will
always follow the path of righteousness. With the Moon: He will
be very wealthy and will enjoy all paraphernalia of life. With
Mercury: He will be an eloquent and impressive speaker.
Authorship can well blossom in him. His marital life will be quite
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happy. He will have tamous children. He will hold a high posi-
tion in government. His friendship will be in prominent circles.
Some initial disappointments in marriage are likely. He will
flourish as an author. Occultism and spiritualism will be of great
interest to him. With Venus: He will be exceedingly pleasing in
looks. He will be fond of spending lavishly on entertainments.
Artistic professions will give him big success. He will show
deep incliniations to have secret relations with other females.
With Saturn; He will take to right ways of earning. He will not
like to go near any vice. He will suffer from defects of legs. With
Rahu: Parental happiness will not be enjoyed by him. He will
follow a traditional discipline of living. He will be a failure in
spiritual pursuits in the initial stages. With Ketu; He will attain
great success in spiritualism, meditation, astrology, yoga and
the like. He will be highly respected for his expertise in these
fields. He will lack maternal happiness and be separated from '
the family.
In the tenth house
With the Sun: Although the success he attains will be il-
limitable in his profession, that would not be without debacle at
every step. He will be very famous. With the Moon: He will in-
crease his wealth by hard labour. Honours from government
and public are likely. Success Is always his. With Mercury: He
will be an expert in economics and may hold high positions in
banks, financial institutions etc. He can be an expert musician
or musicologist. He will be ever truthful in his pursuits. With
Jupiter: He wiil have a clean history and will have stainless
fame. He will be interested in ancient subjects like Vedas,
astrology and Sanskrit. He will attain fame in religious discour-
ses and teachings. If Jupiter is more in the vargas of Saturn,
while joining Mars in the 10th house, the native will give up his
family ties and take to ascetism in traditional sense. With
Venus: He will gain abundantly through the financial contribu-
tions of his spouse. Marital life will be somewhat unhappy. He
will have sexual deficiencies. With Saturn; He can reach the
zenith, but will at one time slip back to the bottom. With Rahu:
At every step he will face hurdles in his professional progress.
Heart/lung problems will predominant in his case. With Ketu:
He will not be happy at home, but his paradise is his outside
the precints of his home.
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In the eleventh house
With the Sun: He will be a lord ot wealth. He will spend
liberally. With the Moon: He will be quite beautiful in ap-
pearance. His wealth will without obstacles multiply and will
know no limits. He will never lose in the work he undertakes.
With Mercury: His financial gains wiil be ever on the increase.
His speech can attract anybody. He wiil control many. With
Jupiter: He will be very wealthy, but will control many. With
Jupiter: He will be very wealthy, but will suffer from disorders of
the ear and stomach. With Venus: Diseased testicles and royal
honours wiil result this conjunction. A second marriage can be
easily precipitated with other females and wili have permanent
relations with them. With Rahu/Ketu: Marriage will be a total
disappointment.
In the twelfth house
With the Sun: Lean body, troubles from law, imprison-
ment, illegal activities and disappointments in profession wHI
result. With the Moon: He will suffer from endless poverty and
will lead a miserable domestic life. With Mercury: He wHI be
ever troubled by debts and may incur confinement. His health
will be poor and physique grotisque. With Jupiter: He will be
distressed due to sexual thoughts. He will get a bad name for
his questionable acts. He wili incur disappointments in proper-
ty suits. With Venus: He will not be cared for by his own
children in his old age. He may earn wealth only to lose due to
his loose morals. With Saturn: He will suffer from eye diseases
and ulcers. Poverty will ever hunt him. With Rahu: This is not a
good yoga for financial stability. Ther is a danger of ond declar- '
Ing himself Insolvent. With Ketu: Dog bites and accidents may
repeat off and on. One will earn wealth through questionable
means. In the end he wili turn to god for solace.
The above results should be carefully applied looking
Into the actual proximity of the planet with Mars. If the planets
are more than8
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wlde, the results may vary.
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Chapter 14
Results of Mercury's Conjunctions
That was about the conjunctions formed by Mars in
various houses with every Individual planet that we
read In out previous chapter. Now about Mercury| s.
A basic idea of Mercury's effects in signsand houses can
be had thus:
Aries - highly educated,- knowledgeable; Taurus:
astrological abilities; Gemini: two marriages; Cancer: writing
and artistic abilities, highly imaginative, lustful; Leo: childless- ,
ness, or difficulties with children, misunderstanding with
brothers and sisters; Virgo; unhappiness to elder
brothers/sisters; Libra; fraudulent, trlcklsh; Scorpio: difficul-
ties with debts; Sagittarius: success in meditation; Capricorn:
endless misfortunes in work; Aquarius; marital tensions; Pis-
ces: Clever in cornering others' possessions.
1st house: knowledge in Mantras; 2nd: very rich, will
have skin troubles; 3rd: a hard worker; 4th: loss of a child; 5th
trouble to mother during 5th/26th year of native's life; 6th
powerful in arguments; 7th: beautiful and learned spouse; 8th
lung and breathing disorders; 9th: success in yoga and medita-
tion; 10th: eye troubles; 11th: good health; 12th: humiliation.
Since we have earlier known of the effects of Mars join-
ing others, we are not adding Mars here. Thus we are giving ef-
fects of the Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu
in the company of Mercury individually.
. Mercury conjunct others In the ascendant - The Sun:
absence of happiness, separation from relatives, obstructed
education, brain tumors, skin burning etc., the Moon: able
speaker, Interest in immoral pleasures, fertile imagination,
gains from cousins; Jupiter: good- looking, rich, learned,
diplomatic; Venus: public honours, gain through spouse,
happy living; Saturn: effective connections with government,
unhappy marital life, disappointments in begetting offspring,
tendency to harm others; Rahu: always in troubles, profes-
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sionai debacles, ulcer or disorder related to lungs, separation
from children; Ketu: spinal disorders, spiritual success.
2nd house - with the Sun: ulcers In the body, loss of
properties, continuous financial troubles; the Moon: influential
in government circles, very rich, happy; Jupiter: high degree of
professional success and riches; Venus: literary achievements,
conveyances; Saturn: poverty, spoilt by bad company; Rahu:
rash speech leading to losses, disorders of nose and cynus;
Ketu: danger of early loss of spouse.
3rd house- with the Sun: many children, wide fame; the
Moon: unsteady mind, violent tempers, ugly- faced, gambler;
Jupiter: troubled by ear, lung and nervous disorders, flourishes
as an author, lacks wisdom; Venus: troubled by venereal disor-
ders, fond of frequent sexual pleasures, neglected by off-
spring; Saturn: liked by wealthy people, paralytic and
rheumatic disorders; Rahu: obstructed education, disputes
with cousins; Ketu: rheumatic and nervous disorders.
4th house- with the Sun: prone to disorders of breath-
ing, nervous breakdowns, rheumatic pains, paralysed virility,
troubles from litigations and misunderstandings; the Moon:
speaking abilities, truthful, authorship; Jupiter: allround com-
forts and honours, high positions in government; Venus: mini-
sterial position, wealthy; Saturn: blood disorders and endless
fevers, always losing to enemies, paralysed domestic happi- .
ness, break in marriage; Rahu: Involvement In embezzlements
and scandals, obstructed academic achievements, happy
mother; Ketu: fond of scriptures, frequent professional en-
mities.
5th house - with the Sun: Indulges in Illegal activities,
fond of scientific researches, spouse prone to revolt and
severetles. (The Sun- Mercury conjunction is apt for IAS and
the like); the Moon: has a lot of gains through progeny, highly
honoured by all, has a fearful appearance, quite religious and
god- fearing; Jupiter: extremely good- looking, not greedy, has
many children (whereas Jupiter alone in the 5th is not so
praised generally), successful In most undertakings, prone to
flirt; Venus: lordly, will have surprising attainments, eloquent
speaker, often Involved In love and romance; Saturn: defect or
deficit in physique, never happy, unsightly, (a female with Mer-
cury - Saturn, or Rahu or Ketu In the 5th will have difficult
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menstruation); Rahu. sickly ctiildrren, or children below
average in IQ; Ketu: expertise in astrology and allied sciences.
6th house - with the Sun: becomes rich and famous for
riches but incurs frequent health problems;, the Moon: dis-
carded by his own people, frequent financial troubles, has an
unmanageable spouse, timid; Jupiter: fond of immoral
pleasures, troubled by government and litigations, lazy, lack of
mental health; Venus: fond of sexual pleasures, will have many
enemies and litigations, unsuccessful, distanced from family
members; Rahu: stomachla! disorders, wealthy; Ketu: dental
and spinal disorders, financially troubled.
7th house - with the Sun: impotent, bereft of marital hap-
piness and prone to permanent severence of marital ties,
tlrckish and cunning; the Moon: well- related to his family mem-
bers, possibility of having numerous children; Jupiter:
spendthrift, very intelligent, suffers badly on account of In-
stability in thoughts, ever after sexual pleasures, rich and
famous; Venus: happy marriage, enjoys all paraphernalia of
life; (According to another authority, Mercury In the close com-
pany of Venus in the 7th house will deny both marriage and
progeny.) Saturn: Insulted by others, troubled by a strong
penchant for Immoral sexual pleasures, high handed spouse;
Rahu/Ketu: impotent spouse and early end of first marriage.
(Normally this conjunction exposes one In sexual scandals).
8th house - with the Sun: troubled in foreign countries,
always at the mercy of others, the Moon; troubled by leprosy,
unsound health, miserly; Jupiter: discarded by family mem-
bers, intent on cheating others, falls in bad company and dis-
repute; Venus: servitude, ugly; Saturn: impotent, unhappy
family life, takes to sinful livelihood; Rahu: death by violence,
troubles In legacy; Ketu: secretive, unreliable, strenuous mar-
riage.
9th house - with the Sun: has many friends, widely
popular, good for paternal Inheritance and political achieve-
ments; with the Moon: flourishes as an author; Jupiter:
laudable In astrological knowledge, rich and prosperous;
Venus his children will be wellversed in fine arts, literature etc.,
the native will gain through inlaws and cousins; Saturn: will
have lot of landed properties, high academic attainments;
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Rahu. lives In foreign lands happily, Ketu: obstructed fortunes,
mentally Imbaianced.
10th house- with the Sun: involved in scientific projects
on governmental level, very intelligent, rich, famous; Moon:
bold and famous; Jupiter: famous, rich but miserable; Saturn:
beautiful, has numerous children, suffers professional
debacles although generally progressive in attainments; Rahu:
difficulties from maternal relatives, obstructed fortunes; Ketu:
absence of progeny, early loss of maternal grandfather.
11th house- with the Sun: skilful in trading, ever gaining,
wealthy; the Moon: beautiful, has many friends, rich but prone
to instability In status; Jupiter: has knowledge of many
branches of learning and many conveyances; Venus: has many
sons, charitable, popular, wealthy; Saturn: happy marital life;
Rahu: disturbed marriage but rich; Ketu: attached to ascetics
and Buddhism, not interested in material riches.
12th house with the Sun: freedom from diseases, but
Involvement in questionable acts and troubles therefrom, at-
tached to Immoral pleasures, sickly spouse; the Moon: poor,
miserable, grlefstricken. Involvement in quarrels; Jupiter: men-
tal imbalances, subordination to females, attached to his
children, moderate financial status; Venus: many enemies,
wastage of money on questionable pleasures; Saturn: very
cunning, addicted to destructive vices, disrespectful spouse;
Rahu: prone to throat operation and persisting disorders,
financial difficulties of persistent nature,' possible confine-
ments; Ketu: high spiritual attainments, aversion to family life.
As already stated, the conjunctional orbs should be duly
considered in the case of Mercury's company with others as
above.
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Chapter 15
Results of Jupiter's Conjunctions
In houses: 1st house - singer; 2nd -
wealthy, 3id - digestive defiencles, hearing disorders; 4th - loss
of progeny, strained relations with mother; 5th - a gifted writer;
6th - serious sickness to mother; 7th - happy marriage, except
when the ascendant is one of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and
Aquarius; 8th - separated from father; 9th - patronized by great
men; 10th - successful in profession; 11th - limited progeny,
second marriage; 12th - vices and Infamy.
As we have already discussed conjunctions of Mars and
Mercury, here we are giving effects of Jupiter joining the Sun,
Moon, Venus, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu, In the 12 houses.
Jupiter with another planet In 1st house: with the sun -
the native wili be a thief, will lack intelligence, will suffer from
diseases of stamach and ears; the Moon - beautiful and
longlived; Venus - political achievements and connections;
Saturn - rich but will face many dangers and downfalls; Rahu -
progenic difficulties; Ketu - spiritual attainments, intestinal or
facial ulcers.
In the 2nd house - with the Sun - difficult life; Moon -
many children, amicable with others; Venus - very rich and
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receives royal honours; Saturn - troubles from Government,
persistent diseases; Rahu - eye disorders; Ketu - dental disor-
ders.
In the 3rd house - with Sun: poor and foolish; Moon -
wHI have fnany vices, ever g. leved, belligerent; Venus - difficul-
ties In begetting children, will be sometimes very happy and
sometimes very distressed; Saturn - rich and famous; Rahu-
medfcal achievements; Ketu - lung disorders, enmity with
children.
In the 4th house with the Sun complaints of jaundice,
poverty, eclipsed mind; Moon - legal education and legal ex-
pertise, longliving mother; Venus - highly educated and
aristrocactlc; Saturn welfplaced children; Rahu - obstructed
education; Ketu checkered career but with a saving grace.
In the 5th house - with the Sun - will be averse to tradi-
tional/ancient subjects, fond of other's spouse; Moon - will live
a royal life, achieves skill in ancient subjects; Venus - wealthy,
will have many children; Saturn will be very rich, but wH earn
In questionable ways, will not give much attention to dress in-
splte of being wealthy; Rahu astrological achievements of a
great order; Ketu knowledge in astrology, danger for children
from poison/animals.
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In 6th house with the sun - endless disease, insulted
even by mean people; Moon diseases in organs or defects in
limbs, short- lived; Venus will cheat others, be a slave of vices
like being alcoholic, be always after Illicit carnal pleasures;
Saturn - will incur severe strains in marriage, be fond of ques-
tionable deeds; troubled by debts but wealthy; Ketu - litiga-
tions and childlessness.
in the 7th house - with the Sun - series of grievous
events, lack of happiness; Moon - vast friends circle, royal
honours, political achievements; Venus - sweet voice, many
diseases; Saturn - lives on female's wealth, henpecked; Rahu
- two marriages; Ketu - sickly spouse.
In the 8th house - With the Sun - always Insulted by
others, Illicit connections with another's spouse, father has ab-
dominal disorders; Moon - short- lived, poor, defective body;
Venus - limited progeny, unnecessary enmity; Saturn - poor,
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uneducated; Rahu - criminal Involvements; Ketu - litigation
with family members.
In the 9th house - with the Sun - victory over enemies,
eminent father; Moon - financial difficulties; Venus - profes-
sionally successful spouse: Saturn - musical achievements,
lordly; Rahu - lacks parental hapiness, separates from family
members, losses in marriage; Ketu - litigation with coborn, a
coborn remains unmarried.
In the 10th house - with the Sun - a highly successful
businessman; Moon - maternal inheritance, longiivlng mother;
with Venus - wealthy, wili have a lot of properties and con-
veyances; Saturn - Checkered education for children; Rahu -
gains through In- laws, checkered profession; Ketu - Wealthy.
In the 11th house with the Sun - will have a step-
mother; with the Moon - mother's marriage strained, wealthy;
Venus - happy marital iife (if Venus is afflicted in other ways,
second marriage may well take place); with the Saturn - weal-
thy, henpecked, praiseworthy; Rahu or Ketu; second mar-
riage.
In the 12th house - with the Sun - unfruitful efforts, has
many vices and thievish tendencies, troubled by persistent dis-
eases; Moon - harsh, sickly, poor; Venus - wealthy, alcoholic:
Saturn miserable life; Rahu wHI not prosper in life, marital
delays; Ketu Infamy on account of members of the opposite
sex, debaucher.
Separate discussions on Venus and Saturn joining other
planets are not undertaken as such conjuction effects could be
found in the previous 3 chapters dealing with Mars, Mercury
and Jupitar.
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Chapter 16
Strange ways of Jupiter
Parasara Hora is a serene, deep ocean. Its autnoi,
sage Parasara, was the fountain- head of astrological
knowledge. Remaining at Manasarovar or Mahabaleswar one
cannot imagine how big is Ganga or Godavari. Only a physical
follow- up along its banks can tell how wonderful and unique is
the Lord's creation. Similarly to a serious student of astrology
repeated studies and tests of Parasari principles could be a
rich experience and could confer pearls and pearls of wisdom
and ability to handle a horoscope successfully.
I had the good fortunes of taking up, if! may say so, the,
onorous task of translating Parasara Hora in English with all my
limitations. I could do the first part (upto ch.45) which I believe
has been well received by the enthusiastic readers. The
second and concluding part remains till date undone by me be-
cause of my pre- occupation in conducting the publication of
The TOA.
One Is awe- struck by the utility of the Maharashl's un-
challengeable principles. One such dictum from the yet un-
published version, pending my English translation, of BPH
(also found in the Venkateswara series, Bombay) is:
Rahu Yukta Guru Rasige Gurau Tattrikonamathaarishta
Kaarakam.
It means this: Rahu should at birth be in a sign of Jupiter,
to wit in Sagittarius or In Pisces. When Jupiter in transit moves
through that particular sign, or its trines, he is harmful
That is a literal translation. In actual practic we find that
such a transit of Jupiter inflicts misfortunes and miseries on the
native.
This adversity could be in any form - like setbacks In
profession, matters related to money, marital life, relatives,
litigation, children etc. etc. On the whole this one year is an
evil period.
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My first encounter after my acquaintance with this prin-
ciple in Febraury, 1984 was with Mrs. Gandhi's natal Rahu in
Sagittarius and the then Jupiter's movements in Sagittarius
from January, 1984. I forgot this and foresaw a glorious career
for her through the 1985 General Elections!
With the disaster that besieged the country in October,
1984 in the form of Mrs. Gandhi's death, the theory under dis-
cussion drew my attention once again from which time a num-
ber of horoscopes were studied in the light of the said dictum.
Quite marvellous it was nowhere Jupiter's transit fulfilling the
conditions of Parasara went without leaving a misfortune. In
one case a native lost her mother. Somewhere it was sister's
death. Somewhere it was a divorce of marriage. Somewhere it
was a criminal involvement, etc. etc. This transit could also
cause unusual mental tension, disappointment and the like;
that is,the results are sometimes invisible to others.
Now remember the following conditions which are not in-
cluded in the dictum but emanated from my observations;
1. Rahu in Sagittarius at birth is more prone to adverse
reactions when passed over by Jupiter as against Rahu
being in Pisces.
2. if two or more people in the family have Rahu in a
Juipiterlan sign the effects of Jupiter's transit on such
Rahu are deadly and long lasting.
3. Rahu should be single in that particular sign. If he is na-
tally conjuct others, than Jupiter, the transit may not give '
significant results. In exceptional cases if the com-
panion is a malefic, the effect is more than lethal.
4. If Rahu and Jupiter are together at birth in a sign of
Jupiter, or when Jupiter is with Ketu in a sign of Mercury,
then the transit of Jupiter in Sagittarius/Pisces as the
case may be will be extremely evil.
5. Jupiter trainsits that particular Rasi, like any other Rasi
every 12 years approximately. Each successive transit
could be more pronouncedly evil than the earlier one.
6. If during the suggested transit of Jupiter the native is in
the dasa of Rahu or of Jupiter it is the most evil.
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7. in every individual case the adversity is different and it
warrants a study of the particular horoscope and its
directional Influences.
8. Jupiter's trinai transit (5th and 9th) from Rahu - occupied
Sagittarius or Pisces has not been put to test by me,
vigorously, in observed cases, although a handfui, the
effects were insignificant.
9. By the way when Rahu and Jupiter are conjunct in a non-
Jupiterain sign, the transit Jupiter in that particula sign
brings about an auspicious event. This is not part of the
sage's dictum.
Keeping these observation in mind we study the follow-
ing paractical horoscopes.
Case No.1: Male born 8th July 1935 at 1515 hrs in Simla
(H.R) with the following palentary psotions:
Asc - Libra, Sun - Gemini, Moon - Virgo, Mars - Virgo,
Mercury - Gemini, Jupiter - Libra, Venus - Leo. Saturn
Aquarius and Rahu - Sagittarius.
During the recent transit of Jupiter in Sagittarius from
January, 1984 to February 1985, the native lost his father with
the very entry of Jupiter over Rahu- occupled Sagittarius, i.e. in
January, 1984. The year in question brought further misfor-
tunes to him viz. his promotion due for long was stalled; he was
dropped from the prestigious position in the Board of a govern-
ment undertaking; his junior fHed a writ against him in the
Supreme Court. Ail these occurred in quick succession during
the last movement of Jupiter in his sign, Sagittarius. The native
is a senior officer of long- standing in a Central Government un-
dertaking.
Case No. 2: Female born August 07/08,1954 at 0450 hrs
in Agra with Cancer ascendant, having the Sun in cancer, Moon
In Scorpio, Mars in Sagittarius Merury in Cancer, Jupiter in
Gemini, Venus in Virgo, Saturn in Libra and Rahu in Sagittarius.
The native is very well educated with double M.A. and a
law degree. Naturally she is considered a brilliant person in
her family circles.
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In Sagittarius we find a companion for Ranu who is none
other than Mars, his arch rival. The house is the 6th from as-
cendant. Jupiter at birth additionally joins Ketu, vide my obser-
vation No.4 listed earlier. Jupiter's journey in Sagittarius over
Rahu (and Mars) inflicted her with severe mental derangement.
All of a sudden the girl turned Into a lunatic, started banging on
the walls, scolded people, used abusive terms - all befitting a
person wanting mental balance. Till February, 1985 no treat-
ment worked. As soon as Jupiter left for Captricorn. she
responded to treatment and soon became quite normal (Now
nobody can trace her mental past.)
Case No. 3: Male born 14.12.1954 at 1839 hrs. Vldlsha
In Madhya Pradesh in Gemini Lagna with Ketu in it, Moon-
Jupiter in Cancer, Saturn and Venus in Libra, the Sun and Mer-
cury in Scorpio, Rahu in Sagittarius, Mars in Aquarius.
The native Is well connected with film industry and lives
in Bombay. As usual, Jupiter In Sagittarius on natal Rahu
during 1984 did not spare inflicting a misery on the native.
During this period when he was camping in Ladhak for a brief
stay for film shooting, came a message that his young and
younger sister was snatched away by cruel fate.
Our finding is that when Rahu is in the 7th In a Jupiterian
sign, Jupiter in transit brings more often death. Death of some
one or the other in the family.
Case No. 4: Male born August 07, 1950 at 0620 hrs in
Delhi in Cancer ascendant. The Sun in Cancer, Moon in
Taurus, Mars in Libra, Mercury in Leo with Saturn; Jupiter In
Aquarius, Venus in Gemini and Rahu in Pisces.
In April, 1987 Jupiter moving in Pisces broke the leg
bone of the native. That caused naturally a serious damage
and disaster in the subject's life.
Case No.5: Female born on Sep. 12, 1954 In the post-
sunset hours in Baghdad with Pisces ascendant and the Moon
in it. Other positions are : Sun in Leo, Mars and Rahu in Sagit-
tarius, Mercury in Virgo. Jupiter In Cancer, Venus in Libra with
Saturn.
Please note Mars and Rahu are in Sagittarius, with Mars
aspecting the Moon (indicating the mother). Jupiter passing
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through Sagittarius on Rahu- Mars area caused death of the
native's mother in a tragic automobile accident.
Case No. 6: Male born on January it, 1918 at 0632 hrs
In Delhi. Ascendant, Sun, Moon, Rahu, Mercury - ail the 5 in
Sagittarius, Saturn in Cancer, Jupiter in Taurus, Mars in Virgo,
Venus in Aquarius.
During the movement of Jupiter in Sagittarius around
middle of 1984, the native driving his car hit a stationary 3-
wheeler scooter killing its relaxing driver on the spot. The na-
tive got involved in criminal case, causing death by negligence.
Pity, it was at an old age of 66.
i have given just six examples out of the numerous cases
that I came across in 3 years. For the benefit of the readers we
may add the following, out of our actual observations.
1. When Venus and Rahu are in the 7th for a GeminiA/irgo
native, Jupiter's appropriate cycle of transit in the
respective 7th house brings the curtains of marriage
scene down, by divorce, death etc.
2. When Rahu is in Sagittarius/Pisces with Mars and or
Saturn, transit Jupiter in the particular sign causes loss
through major accident or criminal involvement.
3. If the Moon is involved with Rahu, mother is affected by
Jupiter's transit in question.
4. If the Sun is involved with Rahu, it is father that Jupiter
aims at during his movement in question.
5. Mercury involved with Rahu in Sagittarius brought a
paralytic attack on the native coinciding with Jupiter's
movement in that sign. This Indicates that movements of
the native could be stalled by artheritis, rheumatism etc.
6. In a couple of cases, Rahu In a sign of Jupiter remained
inactive to Jupiter's transit in the particular sign. This
was only when Jupiter at birth was in trine to the node,
i.e. Jupiter aspecting Rahu at birth. Such natives did
Incur no misfortune whatsoever. Jupiter's 7th aspect
brought no relief as he joins another node, Ketu. This we
have pointed out initially.
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By the way, as a matter of profitable Interest we give
some hints as to when a particular transit of Jupiter proves ad-
verse.
1. When he goes In the 5th sign from his natai position, he
gives poverty, wandering disposition, despondency and
the like.
2. In the 6th from his natal position - disease.
3. In the 9th from his natai position - loss of memory.
4. In the 3rd from natal Sun - poverty, Illness and enemies.
3. In the 5th from natal Sun - diseases, troubles, from
government.
6. In the 6th from natal Sun - imprisonment.
7. In the 8th from natal Sun - financial losses.
8. In the 12th from natal Sun - grief and enmity.
9. On natal Saturn - perturbation.
10. In the 2nd from natal Saturn - loss of money.
11. In the 4th from natai Saturn - Injuries, accidents.
12. In the 7th from natal Saturn miseries, emnlty.
13. In the 8th from natal Saturn - financial losses, Illnesses.
14. In the 9th from natal Saturn - evils.
15. In the 10th from natal Saturn - Injuries, quarrels,
reproaches.
16. I n the 4th from Venus - quarrels with relatives.
17. In the 7th from Venus - quarrels with spouse.
18. In the 12th from natal Venus - loss of woman and of
wealth.
19. in the 6th from natal Mars - misfortunes.
20. In the 7th from natal Mars - grief and disease.
21. In the 8th from natal Mars - unhapplness and defeat.
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22. In the 9th from natal Mars - decaying, loss of wealth.
23. In the 3rd from natal Mercury - loss of honour, unhappl-
ness. -
24. In the 5th from natal Mercury - loss of fame and of
wealth.
25. In the 9th from natal Mercury - Intellectual destruction.
These hints are from Brihad Yavana Jataka of Sphujl
Ohwaja. The effects of Jupiter's transit with reference to the
Moon sign are only too well known to be reproduced here. The
malefic transits of Jupiter as given by Sphujl Dhwaja will help
the reader to assess what damage the bad transit of Jupiter on
natal Rahu in Sagittarius/Pisces could bring on.
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Chapter 17
Wisdom of the Seers
Part I
t. Goaaess Parvathi presents the following horoscope to
Maharashi Parasara seeking his views on the life events of such
a native.
2. Parasara replies: This is
the horoscope of a male child
that lives with name and fame.
His birth house is south- facing.
The street extends from east to
west.
3. Temples in the street:
There is a temple for Lord Maha
Vishnu in the eastern side. The
south- east side adores a temple
for Lord Hanuman while the
north- east side has an abode of
worship for Shri Maha Kali.
4. Description of the city: There is a canal in the north
side of the city. Boats often move there. There is also a village
deity who moves around in the nights (to protect the place
from evil forces). This is a Vaishnava shrine. The omnipotent
Paravathi too resides in a temple there. The city is known as
Kanchlpuram.
The native is the sixth child of his parents. After a study
of the positions of the nine planets, 0 Parvati, I explain to you
about the native's parents, his wife, progeny etc. in detarl;
please grant me an audience to listen to these.
5. Father of the native: Me has five brothers and one
sister. Some of them prematurely die about which I shall deal
with later on, on a different occasion. The father is of light
brown (meaning fair) complexion. He is an eloquent speaker.
He is not too tall a man.
Horoscope Ulan from a Nedi.
MOON
SAT
SUN
RAHU
ASC
VEN
MERC
KETU
JUP
MARS
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6. He has a difficult youth. Later on, in the middle age he
becomes rich. He follows just principles. He earns wealth
through his own business (trading). He obtains landed proper-
ties in many surrounding villages. He is harmless and earns
wide fame. He enjoys quadrupeds and servants.
7. He is a red- lettered person and is piercingly intelligent.
He has Padma Rekha (lotus symbol) on his palm. He con-
structs a house which excels in artistic beauty. He fulfils every
promise of his. He prospers in the company of his brothers.
8. In wealth he is like Kubera. He suffers from bilious
complaints. To such a parent, the present naive is born like a
Kula Deepa ('light of the family', i.e. a worthy offspring).
9. The native: He does not speak lies. He is very intel-
ligent and enjoys a wide circle of friends. He is affectionate to
his wife. There are small- pox marks on his face. He is well-
read in Sastras. He obtains vast wet, cultivable lands.
10; He has a very fair- complexloned physique which is
also quite hairy. He is exceedingly attractive. He eats empire-
iy food. He does not speak foul language. He gathers anti-
ques, jewellery etc. and is devoted to Lord Siva. His name and
fame spreadsto all the eight directions. He destroys his foes.
11.- His relatives and kinsmen extol him for his superior
attainments. He acquires herds of cows and oxen. He is fond
of scents and classic flowers. He patronises the needy and
keeps up his word. His wealth is indestructible. Although he
acquires nine coborns, two brothers and one sister will only
live long. The rest pass away untimely. Out of the living
brothers, one is older than the native.
12. The elder brother specializes in rendering medical
treatment to others, particularly for wounds and broken bones.
13. The native affectionately takes care of his brothers.
Right from birth he enjoys effects of Raja Yogas. He has a
single, long living spouse.
14. The native's elder brother passes away in his middle
age. As soon as he dies, there is enmity and incompatibility In
the family.
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15. At this stage. Goddess Parvathi interrupts: "Can you
please clarify why such a situation of enmity arises among the
family members?"
16. The sage continues: The native's cousin's wife is
responsible for this development. The native spends a lot of
money on litigations. He loses. Relatives become sworn
enemies.
He incurs the wrath of the government. At last the
female in question dies. Thereafter the native inherits her
properties as well.
17. "At what age of the native these difficulties occur?"
asks Parvathi. "After the native attains his 25th year of age.
these developments show up, the female in question dies
during her pregnancy, to the relief of the native", says
Parasara.
18. Bhujanga Maharshi poses a doubt why the property
does not go to the female's offspring, instead of being in-
herited by this native. Parasara answers that she is issueless.
And Is a widow.
19. Jaimini asks Parasara as to what the astrological
reasons are for such developments.
20. Parasara replies: These developments are due to the
blemish caused by the company of Jupiter and Mars in the 5th
house. These events are due to occur in the first half of the
dasa of the Sun. My words shall not fail to fructify.
21. Because of Mars in the 6th house, the native ultimate-
ly wins the litigations.
22. The native's marriage: He marries at 23. The spouse
in good at heart, but is somewhat dual minded. She is yet a
mod el- wife.
23. Progeny: The native acquires eight children, of whom
four die premature deaths. Two male children and two female
children will only survive. The first four children die premature-
ly.
24. Parvathi wants to know the reason why particularly
the first four are lost. The sage clarifies: Because Mars joins
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Jupiter in the 6th house, they are lost. It is due to the sins of
the native in his last birth.
25. Last birth: He was born in a Telugu- speaking family.
It was a rich, business family. At that time, a Brahmin ap-
proached him for financial help to conduct his son's
Upanayana (sacred thread cremony). The native promised
help in time.
26. When the time of Upanayana approaches, the native
went back on his word given earlier. The furious Brahmin
cursed: In the next birth, may you suffer progenic blemish.
27. At the end of that birth, the native visited Rames-
waram and took sacred dips. Returning to his native place, he
partonlsed local Siva temple with garden of flowers (for wor-
ship of the lord) and died. Then this is his present birth.
28. That is why the first four children now die of a Dosha.
29. The participants in the debate ask Parasara, as to
why then all the children do not die to the grief of native, be-
cause of the Brahmlnlc fury.
30. Parasara enlightens: It is because he visited Rames-
waram, took sacred dips, patronised Siva temple. The later
four children survive because of this remedial measure in
repentance.
31. The native's mother: She is of a fair complexion and
respects her husband. She is somewhat diseased. She is
pious and worships Lord Siva. Goddess Lakshmi ever lives in
her abode.
32..Parental rites: The native in his 33rd year will perform
last offices to his father when the Sun moves In Sagittarius. He
will perform final rites to his mother when he is 36 with the tran-
sit Sun in Pisces.
33. Own death: He dies at the age of 62. Then the Sun
will be in Aries and the ruling Thlthl Krishna Paksha Navaml (i.e.
the ninth day of dark half).
34. Next birth: He will again take birth in a royal family
and will enjoy abundant riches.
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35. Otner events of current Dirth; The native enjoys In-
creasing Yoga effects, like waxing Moon, because of Jupiter,
Mars yoga in the sixth house. Throughout his life, he is free
from poverty. He Is never indebted financially. He does not
agree to perform evil deeds. Because of God's grace, the na-
tive ever is prosperous and happy. He earns properties equal
to forty thousand gold coins, in his 53rd year, the native's
brothers insist on partition.
36. Balance of Dasa at birth: The unspent part of Ketu
Dasa at birth is 3y 5m. This is a period of difficulties and major
diseases.
NOTES: (To be read with paragraph numbers given for
the original Nadi readings as above).
5. Affairs relating to father are to be seen from the 9th
house, as well as the Rasi occupied by the Sun. Here the 9th
house is Pisces while the Sun is in Aquarius. Th 9th lord
Jupiter is in his another sign Sagittarius. The Sun's disposltor.
Saturn, is in Aquraius itself. The Sun- Rahu combination usual-
ly indicates that the native's father loses some of his co- born
(while ascendant lord with Rahu] causes loss of native's own
:o- born). Father, is an eloquent' speaker because of waxing
vioon in the 10th house, 2nd from the 9th. Father should other-
vise be tall because of Sun's conjunction with Saturn and
tahu, both of whom are tail. In this case the 9th lord Jupiter is
vith Mars, who is of a moderate height oniy.
6. Father Is wealthy for two reasons. The 9th lord is
strongly placed in own sign and is in the 11th from the Sun.
7. Father is well read: 4th lord from the Sun, I.e. Venus, is
/vlth Mercury and is in the 2nd from the 9th lord Jupiter. 4th
and 2nd deal with learning.
9. The native does not speak lies, although the 2nd lord
is with Rahu and Saturn. This is because of Jupiter's powerful
aspect to the 2nd house. Small- pox marks on the face are due
to the association of the Sun (2nd lord denotes face) with
Rahu. The nodes, contributing to smallpox marks, are directly
related ot the 2nd.
10. Name and Fame: See Moon In the 10th house with in-
creasing rays and in aspect to Jupiter.
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12. Eider brother specialised is medical treatement: The
8th house which is the 10th from the 11th house (11th denotes
eider brother/sister) has Rahu, Sun and Saturn. These three
planets, apart from Mars, are connected with disease- curing.
13. Raja Yoga effects coming through, right from birth:
Except for the initial 3y 5m period of Ketu dasa, for the rest of
the life the present native is said to enjoy yoga effects well, if
the ascendant lord Is basically strong and well- positioned, the
yogas in the horoscopes will fructify uninterruptedly and right
from the beginning. That is what happens here. The Moon is
ruler of ascendant and is well- placed. If the ascendant lord is
inauspiclousiy placed, Raja Yoga effects wili only confront bot-
tlenecks to materialise. There is only one spouse indicated for
the native here. The signiflcator in the bhava concerned
destroying the bhava should not be applicable to Venus in the
7th house which could be verified from numerous other cases.
The same is the case here. Further marital aspect is taken care
of by Jupiter aspecting ascendant lord.
16. Troubles from cousin's wife; The 9th house repre-
sents cousin's spouse. Here it is ruied by Jupiter who is in the
6th house from Lagna. Because of Mars, the native ultimately
wins the litigations. ^
20. These litigations are said to occur In the first half of
Sun's dasa. That is the Sun gives mixed results for a Cancer
native, adverse results in first half and favourable results in the
2nd half.
22. Wife is of dual nature, as Mercury is in the 7th.
23. Blemish about progeny: The 5th lord Mars is in the
6th along with Karaka, Jupiter. The 5th is aspected by Saturn.
If he Is alone and aspects the 5th, it need not be a blemish. But
he acquires additional maleficence from Sun- Rahu.
30. The progenic belmish is not full and final. It is well of-
fset as Putra Karaka is placed in his Mooiatrikona sign.
33. Death of the native: The life span is 62 years only.
Saturn in the 8th, that too In Aquarius, his Mooiatrikona sign
can give a life span of more than 75. Rahu and Sun in the 8th
curtail the contribution of Saturn. At the time of the present
native's death, the planet Saturn may well be somewhere in
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Plsces/Anes. mainly causing Sade Sathi. Ranu- Ketu may pos-
sibly be in Leo- Aquarius exchanging their natal positions.
Where Maraka influences operate effectively, these two transits
may prove deadly, otherwise they will give a major sickness,
equal to death.
35. Jupiter- Mars yoga in the 6th house for a Cancer na-
tive is highly praised by sage Parasara in the Nadi readings
which is noteworthy. Also Mars in the 6th house necessitates
disputes with coborns and cousins.
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Chapter 18
Stars and Financial Downturns
For every bhava or house in a horscope, Its opposite
bhava has also a significant role to play. It may be
complementary or adverse. In other words no bhava is
complete without depending on its opposite bhava, its
occupant, its lord, planets transiting therein etc. etc.
When we want to know about the 2nd house, the 8th
house stands for consideration, for example. So such sets of
houses are 1- 7; 2- 8; 3- 9; 4- 10; 5- 11; 6- 12; 7- 1; 8- 2; 9- 3; 10- 4;
11- 5; and 12- 6, Always consider these pairs for a fair decision.
We elaborate this concept: if the ascendant lord Is well-
placed, he can boost the 7th house indications (marriage etc.)
while an ill- placed ascendant lord can shake the 7th house.
The 4th lord, well placed and strong can promote one's career.
Strength and good placement of the 2nd lord (being opposite
of the 8th house) holds important clues to life span. Similarly
the 12th lord can take care of health or strain the same. This
way 1 ith lord shows influence on children, the 9th lord on co-
born, the 3rd lord on father, the 10th lord on mother, the 6th
lord on expenses, the 5th lord on gains etc.. etc.. So also
these houses and their occupants.
Since our subject- matter is financial reversals, we share
our experiences, based on our study. See the following;
1. The 8th lord is retrograde, anywhere.
2. A retrograde planet in the 8th house.
3. The 8th lord debilitated.
4. A debilitated planet in the 8th house.
5. The 8th lord deeply combust.
6. A deeply combust planet in the 8th house.
7. The 8th lord in his sworn enemy's house.
8. The 8th house occupant in his sworn enemy's house.
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9. The 8th lord with a debilitated planet efeswhere.
10. Sun, Rahu or Ketu with the Gulika in any house.
11. Saturn and Sun in 2nd/8th or in 8th/2nd.
12. Mercury replacing the Sun as shown at SI.No.11.
13. Mars in direct motion in the 2nd house aspected by
retrograde Jupiter In the 8th house.
14. Jupiter in direct motion in the 2nd house aspected by
retrograde Mars in the 8th house.
15. Mars(R) in the 2nd aspected by Jupiter in direct motion
in the 8th house
16. Jupiter(R) in the 2nd aspected by Mars in direct motion
in the 8th house.
17. Mars- Jupiter aspecting each other while one or both of
them is in retrograde motion and be owning the 8th
house.
18. The 2nd lord or Jupiter being stationary in any house.
19: The Sun with Venus or with Moon in the 2nd or 8th house.
20. Rahu in transit over the 8th lord's vicinity.
21. Rahu Dasa and Saturn bhukti in operation.
22. Mars bhukti in Rahu Dasa.
23. The Dasa and sub- periods of 2nd/8th lord or 8th/2nd lord
in operation.
Each one of these combinations in its individual capacity
Is capable of causing serious financial reversals, if two oi
more of them are in simultaneous operation raising one's head
after a debacle is an uphill task. The extent of reversal
depends on the native's staus. Now see some practical cases.
in the 70's when I was beginning to understand what
astrology was, I used to meet an elderly astrologer. His warn-
ing was that the ninth sub period in the Dasa of Rahu could al-
most wipe one out financially. I had seen him even advising his
clients to transfer major properties/financial deals in some
relative's name. Then I did not realise the potence of the sub
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period In question. On the contrary I rose very high in 1983- 84
in my Mats bhukti of Rahu Dasa. But I did not brush aside that
elderly astrologer's adlvlce.
As a coincidence, later on, I had occasions to chance
five or six horoscopes where ill- placed Mars was bhukti lord
under Rahu Dasa. These natives suffered the worst financial
crises of their lives. One such example is:
Leo - Asc 13 43; Libra- Jup(R)26
0
43'; Scorplo- Ketu 9
23'; Capricorn- Moon 0 17"; Aries - Mats 19 37'; Venus 28
51'; Taurus- Rahu 9
0
23'; GuIika- 22
0
1 8'; Sun 22 33'; Gemini-
Mercury 14 24'; Cancer- Sat 12 17*.
MARS
iwr
vEN

RAHU
*- ZJ
SUN 22- JJ
GUL 2M
MERC
H- 24

SAT
12- 17
MOON
0- 17
Data Wlihhcle
ASC
KETU JUP
&MJ
aspected by Mars. The Sun-
Rahu is also in that sign.
His Rahu/Mars ruled from
3- 10- 1985 to 21- 10- 1986.
During this sub period his
whole life's savings worth a
crore of rupees were offset. He
started re- establishing himself
in the later part of Jupiter bhukti
Jupiter Dasa. Unfortunately his
Jup/Jup/Mars commenced on
29- 6- 1988. On 1st July Mats
entered Pisces, his 8th house,
and In the month of July 88, he
lost nearly Rs 20 lakhs. At birth
Jupiter rules the 8th house, is in
retrograde motion and is
Gulika are closely together while
Example 2; Bom on 11- 8- 1963 at 1700 hrs in Unnaq
(U.P.) as a very rich man's son, Sagittarius- Asc 25. Ketu 27'
Capricorn- Sat (R) 26 ; Pisces- Jup (R) 26 ; Aries - Moon 14
02'; Gemini - Rahu 27; Cancer - Yen 19; Sun 24; Leo - Mer-
cury 18 ; Virgo Mars 16 30'. Dasas balance at birth is
Venus tSy.llm I2d.
As soon as Sun dasa started in July 1982, he stalled his
own business, rejecting academic studies with the sole heip of
huge sums of parental money. His venture was piling up only
mammoth losses, placed at Rupees seventy lakhs in February
1988.
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T he dasa ends on 23- 7-
1988. Mark Venus and the Sun
in the 8th house in aspect to
Saturn (R) from the 2nd (as well
as by Jupiter retrograde in the
4th).
Example 3: Male born in
an aristocratic family on 6/7- 3-
1932 at 0340 hrs New Delhi.
Sagittarius - Asc 27 ;
Capricorn - Saturn 8 ; Aquarius
- Mars 16 ; Moon 18 46', Sun
23 ; Pisces - Mercury 1
0
, Rahu
4: Aries Venus 4 ; Cancer - Jupiter (R) 21 ; Virgo Ketu 4.
The Dasa of Rahu to expire after 1y 8m from birth date.
The native's father died
when he was barely 12 years
old. After 1952, in Mercury
bhukti, Saturn Dasa the family
was in the grip of such a literal
financial collapse that they were
nowhere. To meet his needs,
the native has to start rigorously
a taxation consultancy service
In 1964. Note Saturn is in the
2nd house in aspect to Jupiter
(R) in the 8th house. Saturn
aspects the sub- period lord!
Mercury, in the year 1980 in
Jupiter bhukti of Mercury Dasa,
the native's meteoric rise occurred and still is on. Jupiter Is in
his debilitation Navamsa to otherwise present a dismal picture;
I am Indeed helpless to tell you what the reason could be.
Example 4: Male born on 8- 3- 1959 at 0740 hrs, Agra.
Pisces - Merc 7, Asc 14, Venus 18, Ketu 19 ; Taurus - Mars
17 45'; Virgo - Rahu 19 ; Scorpio - Jup 8 30': Sagittarius
Sat 12 ; Aquarius - Moon 7 37' , Sun 21. Dasa balance at
birth- Rahu 16y 8m 10d.
The native has a moderately paying service. When Rahu
was passing In Pisces after emerging from natal Venus, the na-
IUP(R)
a
MOON
14
RAHU
27
Aug. 11,1963
VEN1*
SUN 24
SATfR)
U
MERC IS
ASC 25
KETU 17
MARS
14- 30
MERC 1
RAHU 4
VEN4
MARS 14
MOON
11- 44
SUN 23 Mar 6/7,1932
JUP (R)
21
SATS
ASC 27 KETU 4
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tive In April 1988 had a deep
desire to leave the then Job and
go abroad for a lucrative Gulf
assignment. He was in touch
with recruiting agents.' His
Jupiter Dasa, Mars bhukti
(these two planets oppose each
other at birth) was on in August
1987 when he gave about Rs50
thousand to an agent. So far,
even in August 1988, the assign-
ment is elusive and the money is
considered lost and Ir-
recoverable. Venus is the 8th lord who when excited by transit
Rahu entrapped the native. Jupiter - Mars although in opposi-
tion are not retrograde and hence the loss seems to be not
handsome.
Example 5 : Gemini - Asc 11 48'; Leo - Ketu 1; Virgo -
Jupiter 29; Libra - Sun 14 48'; Scorpio - Mars 23; Mercury 8
17'; Sagittarius - Venus 0 22': Aquarius - Rahu 1' Pisces -
Moon 25 22'
The native had met his
legendary luck in Mars Dasa
which commenced in Septem-
ber 1982. He maintained a
good growth upto Jupiter sub
period. When he entered
Saturn's sub period from
Febraury 1985, things reversed
and financial aspects reached
zero level. He is yet to recover
the blow, the liabilities running
into some crores, Here Saturn
in the 8th house, aspecting the
Sun in the 5th. The 5th house
rules lotteries and the native Is
in lottery business. The Sun in fall in 5th aspected by Saturn as
a noteworthy combination, for debacles in speculation busi-
ness.
ASt M
KETU 19
MERC 7
VEN IS
:
MARS
17- 45
MOON 7- :
SUN 21
'
Mar. S, 1>S9
SAT 12 JUPt- M RAHU 19
MOON
25- 22
ASC
11- 4*
RAHU 1
SAT 17 KETU
VEN
4.22
MARS 25
MERC
6- 17
SUN 15 JUP29
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Example 6, Male born 4.7.1940, at 1916 hrs. Dal-
miapuram Tiruchi, Leo - Asc. 17; Virgo Rahu 22. Pisces -
Ketu - 22; Aries - Jupiter 16 50', Saturn 19 10'; Gemini -
Moon 1 41Venus 4, Sun 1930'; Cancer - Mars 7, Mercury
10 40" Dasa of Mars at birth 2y 7m 12d.
The 8th lord Jupiter is in
close conjunction with
debilitated Saturn. His Saturn
Dasa - Moon bhukti began in
January 1988. With Saturn
moving In Sagittarrus exactly
opposite bhukti lord Moon, and
Rahu still in Pisces (8th house)
there occurred a huge furnace
blast with the loss running into
lakhs. Although Rahu was
moving in the 8th right from
September 1986, he needed an
accomplice whose role was
played by transit Saturn affecting Moon (bhukti lord).
Thus financial downturns of a great order could be seen
in the light of the rules listed above and the native concerned
can be suitably forewarned.
KETU 11 JUP lft.50
.SAT 19- 10
SUN 19- 30
MOON
Ml
VEN ^
July 7,1940
WARS 7
MERC 10
ASC 17
RAHU 22
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Chapter 19
Horoscopesof Murderers
(Recently we came across an interesting article Dy Mr.
R.P. Misra in KERALA JOTHIDAM in Tamil, in its issue dated
16.12.1988- 15.1.1989, dealing with horoscopes of three mur-
derers. Author Misra is a retired Inspector General of Police,
Madhya Pradesh Prisons, and is wellversed In astrology.
Presented below is its English translation with kind permission
from Kerala Jothidam,edited and publised by Mr. P.S. Iyer, 143
Perunduri Road, Erode, Tamil Nadu.)
Horoscope of a male native, born on 5.4.1959 at 1012
hrs, "in Kanpur 26N 27 89E14. with balance of Rahu
dasa 2y 0m 14d.
Rasi: Aries- Venus; Gemini- Asc, Mars; Virgo- Rahu; Scor-
plo- Juplter; Sagittarius- Saturn; Aquarius- Moon; Pisces- Ketu,
Navamsa; Gemini- Rahu;
Leo- Saturn; Virgo- Mercury,
Jupiter; Libra- Asc; Scorpio-
Venus, Mars; .Sagittarius- Ketu'
Captricor- the Sun; Pisces- The
Moon.
The native is an engineer-
ing graduate, in government
service. Born in a rich family,
he was an uncontrollable child.
During his college days, he ac-
quired enmity with a co- student
due to collge elections. The na-
tive lost elections and had nurtured feeling of revenge towards
the said co- student. After the college days were over both
entered their professional lives.
As Ill- luck would have it, after a couple of years, the said
co- student got a posting in the same city, and in the same of-
fice, as the native in question was working.
Mercury and the Sun.
KETU
MERC
SUN
VEN ASC
MARS
MOON
Mar. 5, 1959
RASi
SAT JUP RAHU
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The native's revengeful feelings again woke up and be-
came fresh. One day,, in midnight hours he went to the said
co- student's house who prayed for his life and requested the
native not to take revenge on him. He went to the extent of as-
suring that the very next day he would resign the job and leave
the city. The said co- studnet's newly wed wife and baby were
helpless spectators. The native immediately took a sickle and
killed the erstwhile co- student.
The police arrested the native and on 26.10.1987, legal
proceedings were Initated. He made no confession, but gave
an account that the deceased attacked him with a sickle when
he went to collect the sum due to him. On 21.3.1988, he was,
however sentenced to death. He has appealed to higher
courts and is still in jail.
Born in Gemini ascendant with Mars in it, Rahu in the 4th
house, Saturn in the 7th while the 10th house has the Sun, fal-
len Mercury and Ketu. That is to say, the four Kendras from
lagna are occuplld with dire malefics. The 2nd lord is in the
8th from the 2nd. 7th lord is in the 12th from the 7th. The 12th
lord Venus is in the 12th from the 12th house.
The incident took place in Saturn dasa, Sun bhukti.
During the native's Saturn dasa, Saturn bhukti and Rahu
Pratyantara, the native had severe arguments with the
deceased. Saturn is In Badhakasthana in mutual aspect with
Mars. Saturn aspects the Moon as well as the rising sign. Al-
though Venus as yogakaraka is in the 11 th house, he joins Mars,
in centiped navamsa, Scorpio.
The 4th house from the ascendant reflects light on one's
thoughts and mental makeup. Rahu is in the 4th, in aspect to
Mars as well as to Saturn. These reveal In revengefulness,
lunacy etc. The.Srd house containing Mandi points to this im-
pulsiveness and thoughtless actions. The 4th house is further
aspected by the Sun as weil as debilitated Mars. Mercury ruling
the ascendant and the 4th house is, in debilitation. The Moon
is weak, of Krishna Paksha Trayodasi, aspected by Saturn.
Jupiter with Kendradhipatya blemish Is in the 6th house.
He will not attain success in his appeal in the sub periods
of Moon, Mars and Rahu of the dasa of Saturn. The 2nd house
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ib m aspect to Jupiter, and Its lord Is in a Kendra to Jupiter.
Hence the death sentence may stand converted as a life- term.
Now the horscope of another murderer. Bom 5th July,
1952, at 1652 hrs. 22N52. 79E7, Ketu dasa balance at birth 6y
10m 17d.
The native Is a Muslim
whose horoscope is given below.
Rais chart: Taurus- Mercury,
Mars; Gemini - Sun; Cancer -
Venus. Rahu; Leo - the Moon;
Scorpio - Ascendant; Capricorn -
Saturn, Ketu; Aquarius - Jupiter.
Navamsa : Aries - the
Moon; Gemini - Saturn. Ketu;
Virgo - Mercury; Sagittarius -
Rahu; Aquarius - ascendant,
Mars; Pisces - the Sun. Jupiter,
Venus.
In this horoscope, the 3rd house has Saturn and Ketu
together within an orb of 3 degrees/ The 8th house contains
the Sun. The 7th house has Mars- Mecury. The 7th- cum- 12th
lord Venus is in betwen the luminaries. In Navamsa chart,
Saturn Is in the 5th house. Mercury in the 8th and Mars in as-
cendant.
During his 21st year, In Venus dasa. Saturn bhukti, he
befriended a Brahmin girl and went to the extent of having
premarital physical relations with her. Her brother warned him
several times. But the ties between the native and the girl grew
in Hamalayan proportion. So also the enmity between the na-
tive and the girl's brother. In the course of time, the native
gathered some of his vagabond friends and attacked the girl's
brother with deadly weapons. The brother of the girl was killed
by the native In a violent scuffle. When the native was in Venus
dasa, Ketu Bhukti, he was awarded life sentence.
Mars and Mercury are in the 7th house. Coupled with
this the 3rd house position of Saturn- Ketu gives him murderous
Instincts. From the 7th through the 10th house there are
MI- KC
MARS
SUN*
JUP
July S. 1962
VEN
RAHU
KETU
SAT
KA.SI
MOON
ASC
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malefic planets. Gulika Is in tne 10th house. These positions
denote death sentence.
The 3rd horoscope is still more interesting, belonging to
a girl born on July 1, 1961, 2153 hrs at 25N41 85E13. Mars
dasa to expire at birth; 3y 3m I7d.
Rasi chart: Taurus - Venus;
Gemini - Sun, Mercury; Leo -
Mars, Rahu; Capricorn - Jupiter,
Saturn; Aquarius - Ascendant,
Moon, Ketu; Pisces - Gulika.
Navamsa : Aries - Jupiter;
Taurus - Rahu; Gemini - Mars;
Libra - Moon; Scorpio - Ketu,
Gulika; Capricorn - ascendant,
Mercury, Venus; Aquarius - Sun,
Saturn.
She got married at the age
of 21. Before marriage she was
mentally and physically attached to someone. She was forced
to marry elswhere as her paramour belonged to a different
caste. Due to marital harmony being absent, the girl filed a
case for grant of divorce. Meanwhile she wanted to fled with
her boy- friend. Both of them wanted to eliminate the husband.
The girl neatly executed the plan of murdering her husband,
with a heavy stone, when he was fast asleep.
The girl and her boy friend were arrested. In the legal
proceedings, the court awarded death sentence to both the
accused.
Born in Aquarius ascendant, she has debilitated Jupiter
in the 12th house along with Swakshetra (own sign) Saturn.
The ascendant Is occupied by Ketu along with the 6th lord
Moon. The 7th house has Mars - Rahu In close conjunction.
The 4th house Venus In Taurus causes Malavya yoga. The 5th
house contains Sun - Mercury having a six degree gap. Mer-
cury is affiicted with blemish in combustion. The 12th house
Saturn has Mars in the 8th counted from him.
Although there Is Gulika in the 2nd house and the 2nd
lord Jupiter is in debilitation in the 12th house, the 2nd house is
VEN SON
MERC
ASC
MOON
KETU
July 1,1961
JUP
SAT
MARS
RAHU
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jointly aspected by Saturn and Mars This can save her from
being hanged. But during the whole of Jupiter's dasa. and for
nine years of Saturn dasa. she will have to be in jail. An analysis
of Navamsa chart could throw more light If in a female' horo-
scope, the 4th 5th, 6th and 7th in Navamsa are spoilt, she not
only spoils her own life but also spoils the life of another per-
son. So say sastras. Although Malavya Yoga did not help her,
Jupiter due to his benefic nature can save her from death sen-
tence
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Chapter 20
Rectify Birth Time Easily
Accurate birth time is a prime essential in maklnQ a
horoscope that can lead to correct judgement of the
native's life events and their closest possible time periods. The
time factor in horoscope casting can in a way be likened to
one's destiny itself. To wit, difference in birth time is difference
in destiny pattern. We do realise that this Is true, only as far as
the planetary operations are concerned; the revelations to be
made by the astrologer are wholly dependant on his own ability
and again destiny.
Ancient astrological text- books have laid down
numerous rules with a view to even attaining the gole of
reconstructing a lost horoscope i.e. Nashta Jataka Paddhathi,
not to speak of birth time rectification. Some of these are easy
to apply while yeat some can only be handled by the adept.
The result: many of us are left with defective data.
It has remained an indisputable fact that the astrologer is
very often called upon to use intricate methods, weed out the
possibility of errors in doing so and struggle hard to ascertain
the factual time of birth, or actual degree of natal ascendant.
Even the ancient masters differed from one another in many
cases, and we ordinary astrologers, whose source of learning
is chiefly classicals, remain In a plight of puzzle and semi-
clarity. In stating so, we do not mean that the birth time rec-
tification methods we inherited are defective, nor do we
assume that we couid excel the sages in any manner. What all
we want to emphasize Is the need to have a couple of methods
that make rectification more simple, ever reliable, quite clear.
In fact while following the classical track of rectification.
I have achieved a good deal of success in many cases There
are a smlmilar number of cases that caused failure. I do not
deny that there are astrologers who can effortlessly rectify
birth time in a fillip with the ease of yawning. And successfully.
Popular methods normally used for birth rectification
are: Prasna (horary), Dasa Bhuktis in the light of past events.
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divisional charts, omens etc. Out of these horary Is undoutediy
the best and free from confusions, provided the query Is
natural and honest, if the same querist approaches the same
astrologer for the second time, the rectification loses its
relevance and accuracy. Rectification with the help of dasa
periods suffers from its own defects any event can be justified
with the help of any sub period, or sub- sub- perlodi Then there
is the riddle of processional value or Ayanamsa. Planetary Var-
gas are also automaticalty taken care of, by this very line of ar-
gument and confusion. That we must agree upon a standard
Ayanamsa Is a different question - that cannot be solved easily,
by ail.
Saying, after rectification, that the person is bom in this
ascendant - and not that ascendant - may not really serve the
purpose so well. At least we must reach the level of spotting
the correct Navamsa ascendant, i.e. within a maximum gap of
3
o
20' of natai ascendant. Once this Is done, a normal astrolger
can use his own sense of judgment with the help of Dasa
periods, Vargas and the like with much ease. One Navamsa
ascendant is about 13 minutes of clock time as we all know. In
the present context, we will confine ourselves to the extent of
reaching the accurate possible degree less than a Navamsa
through a new method well tested by me In every case sue*
cessfully. Those who can narrow down the gap to minutes or
arc are surely there.
Mr. H.R. Shankar has deviced what is called diurnal chart
containing sensitive points In a horoscope which or Its angle
(90, 180 , 270) when transited by major planets, vis. Saturn,
Jupiter, Rahu or Ketu will produce an Important event In the
native's life. This i have reversed Into birth rectif]catlon.jwhen
time Is doubtful by two or three hours. As a matter of fact, from
then onwards, i.e. for the last four years or so, I have been easi-
ly rectifying birth times accurately with the help of major events
like marrrlage, birth of child, death of relative, major accident,
professional ups and downs, divorce In marriage, property los-
ses and the like. This eliminates many ordeals and Is quick
enough too.
Ere going into the technique of rectification, we must
recall how diurnal chart is to be prepared.
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Know the degrees of ascendant and the planets (tor our
purpose, only the four major planets) counted from zero de-
gree of Aries. That is, if it is Leo 25, take 145. Deduct from
the ascendant each of the degrees of the planets. If the planet
is ahead of the ascendant, add 360 to the latter before deduct-
ing. What you now get is the diurnal point of that planet, which
is the sensitive degree. For example, ascendant is Virgo 19
and Saturn in Cancer 12. We deduct 102 from 169 and get
67, i.e. Gemini 7 which is the sensitive or diurnal point of
Saturn. Whenever any major planet transits on the said 67 of
Saturn, or an angular degree thereof, a major event will be
produced. Let us not go into the nature of event which is out of
the purview of our exercise.
Before using these transits, we should, based on our ex-
perience, give one or two necessary cautions. Sometimes an
event can be produced when a major planet transits on its own
natal degree, or that of the other, similar to its movement on its
diurnal degree. Births of consecutive children have also not
been found coinciding with transits on diurnal degrees. Sup-
pose one has 3 children; there need not necessarily be such
transits in all the three cases, but surely in one, or even in two
in some cases. Lastly if Saturn along with Jupiter and one of
the nodes is found closely in one sign at birth, then diurnal
positions lose their significance to a great extent, for the pur-
pose of birth time rectification which is not safe to do in that
case.
Out of the birth charts rectified by me using the diumal
points, my own case is one. Let me tell you that our elders did
not keep any horoscoplc records for us as they had a neutral
stance to astrology and were not accustomed to consult an
astrologer. Only birth dates were on records.
Accordlnly, my birth time cited from feeble memories
was 7 PM war time or 6 PM corrected 1ST. Date of birth :
21.5.1944. Place: Tirupathi, A.P.
We assume this to be our basis for rectification. Less
than 1
0
of Scorpio ascendant becomes our staring point.
Planetary degrees are Saturn 63, Jupiter 116, Rahu 98 and
Ketu 278 .
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With the help of these, we get diurnal positions thus.
Saturn 147, Jupiter 94, Rahu 112". Ketru 292 .
Let us take one major event in lite and rectify the birth de-
gree. With the rectified natal degree and diurnal positions, we
will confirm other events.
During first week of July 1977, got an important transfer
to Delhi with s senior post and many formal facilities. This
change of place, one of the most significant turns in life in the
light of later events uptiil now, holds key to rectification.
Transit positions then were: Saturn 112, Jupiter 75,
Rahu 177, Ketu 357. Rahu's diurnal position is exactly In fit-
ness with Saturn's Transit degree but this does not justify some
of the other events as listed at S.No.f to 8 below. Hence we
choose among diurnal placements of Jupiter and Saturn,
based on 1
0
Scorpio ascendant. Jupiter's placement 94 is the
closest to transit Saturn. So we make Jupiter's diurnal position
as 112 instead of 94. When natal ascendant minus planet is
the planet's diurnal degree of the planet added to its ntala posi-
tion yields ascendant. Jupiter's rectified diurnal degree, i.e.
116 gives 228, i.e. 18 Scorpio as ascendant.
(It is a coincidence in this particular case that diurnal
Rahu based on 1 Scorpio ascendant and diurnal Jupiter
based on 18 Scorpio are identical. This is because, the dis-
tance between natai Rahu and natal Jupiter is identical with the
increase obtained in ascendant degrees by rectification. To be
rid of this stalemate, follow the other events after rectification.)
Now we reconstruct the diurnal chart using Scorpiol 8
as ascendant, thus: Saturn 165, Jupiter 112, Rahu 130, Ketu
310. With the help of these positions, we can tally the following
events keeping respective transits in mind:
1. Native's father took to holy order in May 1967 when
Saturn was in Pisces 15. diametrically opposite his diur-
nal position.
2. The subject got married in August 1978 when transit
Saturn was on Rahu's diurnal degree in Leo 10
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3. Lett service in March 1980 to choose selt employment
when transit Jupiter was on 10th degree ot Leo over the
diurnal position of Rahu.
4. Got a son in February 1984 when Saturn was moving on
22 in Libra, exactly angular to diurnal Jupiter in Cancer
22.
5. Took interest in astrology for the first time when Saturn
was in Taurus 10, exactly in an angle to diurnal Rahu in
Leo, in August 1971, with of course limited success.
6. In November 1966, death of a grand parent took place
when Rahu was in 22 Aries, in an angle to diurnal
Jupiter in Cancer 22.
7. Career as author of books in a "big way" commenced in
September 1981 when transit Saturn was on 15th degree
of Virgo indentical with his own diurnal placement.
8. Publication of The Times of Astrology was finalised in the
end of July 1985 when transit Rahu was in 21 of Aries in
exact angle to diurnal Jupiter.
All these events cannot be a coincidence but point out to
the accuracy of the ascending degree arrived.
it is surely risky to conclude with one event, and at least
a couple of major events as shown should be put to test so that
the diurnal chart is scientificaliy aligned transits, before rectify-
ing the birth time, and without clash between various events,
transits and diurnal degrees.
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Chapter 21
On Pindayu Calculations
Computation of longevity by exact mathematical
process is one of the important and essential
aspects in astrology. Hindu astrology has several systems like
Pindayu, Amsayu, Naisargikayu, Rasmljayu. Ashtaka
Vargajayu and so on and so on forth. Each system applies to a
certain nativity according to certain selections by the worthy
sages of this land. For example, when the Sun is the strongest
in the horoscope, Pindayu applies. This system is also known
by names Graha Datta Pindayu, Pindajayu etc.
Here, in an attempt to touch various systems of span of
life, we propose to deal with Pindayurdaya based on Maharshi
Parasara's school, which is the basis for these calculations.
The seven planets from the Sun to Saturn respectisvely
contribute 19,25,15,12,15,21 and 20 years when on deep ex-
altation degree. The contributions are just halved when these
are on deep debilitation degrees. The deep exaltation degrees
for the 7 planets respectively from the Sun on are: Aries 10,
Taurus 3d, Capricorn 28, Virgo 15, Cancer 5. Pisces 27,
and Libra 20. By adding 180, to Ithe said degrees, we get
deep debilitation points for the concerned planets. After find-
ing out the Individual contributions of span of longevity, the
same are to be rectified which method is being explained in ap-
propriate place in this article. To work out the longevity
through Pindayu method, we will take up the horoscope of a
male whose Rasi and Bhava charts as required for our purpose
are given in the chart.
The planetary longitudes in the respectisve signs as per
Lahiri Ayanamsa (23- 4- 12) are: The Sun 7- 12- 18, the Moon 27-
35- 46, Mars 6- 18- 46, Mercury 14- 54- 13. Jupiter 26- 7- 13, Venus
27- 17- 50, Saturn 3- 9- 41 and ascendant 0- 48- 34. The bhava
starting points are: 1st - Libra 15- 48- 15, 2nd - Scorpio 15- 48 -
15, 3rd - Sagittarius 15- 47- 39, 4th - Capricorn 15- 47- 2, 5th -
Aquarius 15- 47- 1, 6th- Pisces 15- 47- 38, 7th - Aries 15- 48 - 15.
Sth - Taurus 15- 48- 15, 9th - Gemini 15- 47- 38, 10th - Cancer 15-
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MOON SUN SAT
VEN
MERC
MARS
RAHU
.1UP
Rasl
KETU
ASC
MERC MOON
VEN
SUN
SAT
Bhava
MARS
RAHU
KETU JUP
ASC
47- 1, tlth - Leo 15- 47- 1 and Virgo 15- 47- 38. Based on the
sage's instructions, we may device the following simple and
common formula to know the number of years contributed by
any of the 7 planets. (All concerned longitudes should be con-
verted into decimals. The minutes and seconds be also con-
sidered. For example, 21 32* 49" is converted into 21. 547
degrees for easy calculations). The formula to find out the
basic planetary contributions is:
1. If "d" Is less than 180, then "c" = f minus (dxf divided
by 360)
2. If "d" Is above 180, 'c' = d x f divided by 360
Where "d" Is distance between the planet's deep exalta-
tion degree and its actual placement; "f" is the full number of
years grantable by the planet and 'c' is the basic years actually
granted by it due to its placement.
Take Saturn's case as an example. He can at best con-
tribute 20 years. In the horoscope under evaluation, he is
223.1613 degrees away from his deep exaltation (Libra 20).
Hence to find out the basic contribution of Saturn, we use rule
2 above, thus;
223.1613 x 20 = 12.3979 years.
360
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On this basis, we have for the example nativity, the fol-
lowing basic donations of years by the 7 planets:
These basic contributions will undergo the following
reductions, as applicable.
1. Astangata Harana 2. Satru Kshetra Harana 3. Vyayadi
Harana 4. Krorodaya Harana. These may be understood from
the following paragraphs.
1. Astangata Harana: if a planet is combust reduce the
span by half. However, this does not affect Venus and Saturn in
combustion.
2. Satru Kshetra Harana: if a planet is in its enemy's
sign, reduce one third of the basic years and take only two
thirds. An exception is that a retrograde planet, although
placed in Inimical sign, does not incur this liability. 'Vakrachara*
Is the expression made by Maharshi Parasara and hence it ex-
cepts a retrograde planet. Mars also does lose if an enemy's
sign. Neddiess to mention, a planet in natural friend's sign is
not subjected to this reduction.
3. Vyayadi Harana: Planets entail reduction if placed
anywhere between the 12th and 7th (recknoned in descending
order). This need not be mistaken to be drisyardha Hani.
Drisyardha means that half of the zodiac which is visible.
Hence it is 180 behind the ascendental cusp, i.e. upto dlscen-
dant via meridian. Vyayadi Harana figures are: full, half, 1/3,
1/4, 1/5 and 1/6 according to the planet being in 12th. 11th,
10th, 9th, 8th, and 7th. These are for malefic planets while a
benefic loses only half of what is noted for a malefic. The Moon
is ever a benefic for longevity calculations, as per Parasara,
The Sun 17.5642 years
24.6247 years
8.4036 years
6.9968 years
14.1200 years
19.2327 years
12.3979 years
The Moon
Mars
Mercury
Jupiter
Venus
Saturn
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(Mercury although joining a malefic be treated as a benefic
only, for ail longevity calculation) The reader may be following
the fiat reduction as suggested above. But we find here that
there is harmonic progression in these deductions and hence
we ought to have a scientific and logical approach to the quan-
tum of correction, rather than resorting to a fiat check
detrimentally. There is no Justification In straightaway eliminat-
ing the whole, for example, for a malefic in the 12th not giving
heed to his actual degreewlse placement, it should be full at
the 12th bhava ending point, porpoiUonately less on the 12th
cusp and still lesser on the beginning point of 12th bhava or
11th bhava ending point. That is starting with a 100% less on
the 12th bhava ending we gradually arrive for a 50% reduction
at the point where the 11th bhava ends. Thus It will be one
sixth reduction at the end of 7th bhava while it wiii be 1/7th at
the beginning of the 7th bhava (or end of the 6th bhava). The
reduction obtained by this method should be half In the case of
a benefic (i.e. Jupiter, Venus, Mercury and the Moon). Without
going through any difficult process, a common formula Is given
with which one can rectify the basic contributions of a planet in
one of these houses. The formula is:
= loss of years
(14- House)- (DP/ BL)
(DP - Distance of planet from bhava start; B L- Bhava
length and 'House' is the bhava occupied by the Planet under
rectification).
To understand this formula, we will rectify Saturn's con-
tribution. He is in the 8th bhava and hence attracts this reduc-
tion. He is in Gemini 3- 9- 41 while the 8th house begins In
Taurus at 15- 47- 38 in Gemini. Thus the length of the 8th bhava
Is 29- 59- 33 or 29.9925 degrees, which is BL for our purpose.
The basic contribution of Saturn is 12.3979 years. He Is
17.3572 degrees ahead of the 8th bhava beginning. Therefore,
his reduction is:
12.3979
=
2.2869 years
(14- 8)- (17.3572/ 29.9925)
Thus, on account of Vyayadi Harana, Saturn entails
a check of 2.2869 years. In the example horoscope, Mercury Is
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not liable to this reduction as he is quite prior to the beginning
of the 7th bhava. Others that attract this check are : The Sun.
the Moon. Venus. Mars and Jupiter. The figures for these
planets based on the present formula are:
4. Kroorodaya Harana: Only malefics (i.e. Saturn, the
Sun and Mars) entail this check for being in the ascendant.
Mercury though joining a natural malefic will not be liable to
this reduction. We do not require this reduction to any planet
in the example horoscope, as there is none in the ascendaftt.
Here the ascendant means the area between the starting and
ending points of the sign rising. To find out this reduction, the
ascendenial cusp in degress, minutes and seconds be multi-
plied by the number of basic years donated by the malefic con-
cerned and divided by 21600. The divider is 21600 as these are
the total minutes of arc in the zodiac. The figure so arrived
should be reduced from the said malefic's basic contribution.
However.if a benefic aspects the said malefic, reduce only half
of the figure so suggested.
4. We have thus seen four types of reductions. At
every stage, the reduction should not be done instantaneously.
After obtaining the reduction figures, wherever permitted,
check up If there is planet under various headings. The follow-
ing may be remembered in this connection.
(a) If a planet attracts more than one reduction, the highest
reduction is only to be done ignoring the others. For ex-
ample, assume Mercury attracts a reduction 7.5 years
due to rule 1. followed by 2.3 years due to rule 2 and 4.35
years due to rule3. The highest reduction is due to rule 1
and hence only 7.5 is to be deducted and the other two
figures be ignored in toto.
Venus(7th bhava)
The Sun(7th bhava)
The Moon (7th bhava)
Jupiter (10th bhava)
Saturn (8lH bhava)
Mars (9th bhava)
1.4533 years
2.7939 years
1.8636 years
2.2869 years
t .9472 years
1.9314 years
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(b) In case of Vyayadi Harana (rule 3), two or three planets
may be in one bhava. In that case, the strongest loses
and the other (or others) will not lose.
Not only the planets, but the ascendant also grants a cer-
tain number of years. This figure should also be found out
before adding to the planetary contributions. To know the
number of years granted by the ascendant, firstly note the
number of signs intervening between Aries and the sign before
the ascendant. That is if Sagittarius is the ascendant, count
upto Scorpio beginning from Aries. This denotes 8 years. The
degree In the ascendant be also proportionately converted into
years treating 30 degrees as one year, or 2.5 degrees as a
month. The contribution of ascendant will be so calculated if
the ascendant lord is stronger than the Navamsa Lagna lord.
In case the Navamsa Lagna lord is stronger than his
counterpart, a different computation is to be resorted to. Thus
count from Aries till you reach a sign before Navamsa Lagna. in
the case under study, the Navamsa Lagna lord Moon is
stronger than the ascendant lord. Hence we compute Navam-
sa Lagna's contribution for our own use. The Navamsa Lagna
is Cancer. Hence from Aries to Cancer we have three com-
pleted Navamsas which gives 3 years. The ascending degree
is 0- 48- 34 whereas one Navamsa is 3 20'. Proponionatelyithus
we get another 0.24283 years and have the total contribution of
0.2428 years as cendant's contribution, in case of Navamsa
treat 3 20' as one full year. The contribution as obtained under-
goes no check.
Now we are ready for final reductions. There, are 3
planets in the 7th house, viz. the Sun, the Moon and Venus.
The Sun is the strongest and hence Vyayadi Harana (rule 3) ap-
plies to only the Sun while Venus and the Moon are rid of a
reduction on this score. The Sun is in enemy's camp and on
this score he loses a third 17.5642, which reduction is equal to
5.8547. This figure is higher than the one obtained for the Sun
as per rule 3 (i.e. Vyayadi Harana). Hence his final contribution
turns to be 11.7095 years (i.e. basic years minus Satrukshetra
Harana). in the matter of Vyayadi Harana (rule 3) there is no
other bhava where there is more than one planet In one and the
same bhava.
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Though the Moon has not lost on .account of rule 3
(vyayadi Harana), she is liable to reduction on account of her
combustion (rulel). Thus when her basic c ontribution
(24.627) is halved, she is left with a net donation of 12.3124
years.
Except the Sun, no other planet is in enemy's sign. So,
Satur Kshetra Harana (rule 2) does not apply to others. Now
the final contributions of the 7th planets may be noted as
below:
Pianaf Basic Yrs Reduction Reason Net yrs
Sun 17.5642 l/3rd Rule 2 11.7095
Moon
24.6247 1/2 Rule 1 12.3124
Mars 08.4036 9th house Rule 3
06.4564
Merc 06.9968 6lh house Nil 06.9963
Jup
14.1200 10th house Rule 3 12.1886
Ven 10:2327 7th house exempt 19.2327
Sat 12.3979 8fh house Rute3 10.1110
Totel 79.0074
These years are In Savanamana (360 days a year) as we
have based on 360 degrees. To apply this to Gregorian Calen-
dar, we have to have Saura Mana. By simply multiplying the
Savanamana figure by 0.9856034, we can get the Sauramana.
Thus for the example case, we have a net Sauramana span of
77.87 years as longevity.
The net years contributed by each planet will be the
duration of its major period in the Find dasa scheme.
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Chapter 22
Horary Astrology and its Boons
The hoary seers have not deprived people without
horoscopes of benefits of astrological counsel. Their
wisdom deviced what is called Prasna Jataka Paddhati or
Horary Astrology. In case of such lot, sans birth details horary
system serves as a big boon In fact, horary astrology is
equally helpful to those who have a birth chart as well. A
horary chart is a better guide In some specific cases, helping
one and all alike.
The thought occurring in one's mind has a planetary in-
fluence and the planetary positions at that moment lead to
various phases respecting that thought or plan. Casting a
planetary map for that moment of query, an astrologer can find
out the future prospects. The fruition or failure, timing of event
etc. can be accurately worked out with the help of horary chart.
However, It has its own limitations. It cannot go beyond two
years in predictive sphere and the events are Influencewise
restricted to two years In horary chart cast for a particular pur-
pose.
The honesty of the querist is quite essential so that suc-
cess in handling a horary chart is obtained. If the querist is
not honest it will be reflected crystal clear In the chart. For ex-
ample, Saturn adversely related to query ascendant denotes
want of seriousness on the part of the querent. An adverse
Mercury denotes a testing disposition. If the ascendant lord is
In the visible half while his dispositor is in the Invisible half, or
vice versa, with no assistance from benefics, it portends un-
successful handling of the chart. All these and such other
clues be borne in mind ere attempting at answering a query
horarily.
Albeit the use of Prasna chart is manifold and un-
restricted, we will depict here its utility in the matter of birth
time rectification, tracing the actual moment of an unknown
birth time and the prospects of a pregnant woman. Thus, the
article is sub- divided into three different parts.
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PART I
There are many ways of birth time rectitication. One
popular and effective system is to take various events of the
past into account and link them with Dasa periods, apart from
considering the nature, personal description etc. of the native
and align such events into one pattern of the horoscope. This
Is a very cumbersome mechanism demanding high skills and
exactitude of knowledge which wili be possible only for an ex-
perienced astrologer. Sometimes, there may not be many
noticeable events in the life of the native. Hence such a
mechanism may not always be handy and adaptable. By all
means, rectification of birth time through a horary map of the
firmaments is the simplest - yielding to ordinary mathematical
calculations - and quickest to work with.
How to use a horary
horoscope for rectification
of birth time:
Let a person say that he was born at a certain time in
night (or In day) and that he has only an approximate record of
birth time. In such a case, cast a chart for the moment of query
at which the desire is revealed. In noting down the time of
query, do not ignore even seconds but take the actual time
without any variation. Asscertain the exact longitude In
degrees, minutes and seconds. Even half a degree of lon-
gitude in the ascendasnt can lead to a variation of ap-
proximately 12 minutes in birth time. Divide the longitude by
30 to know what fraction of the Rasi has ascended on the east,
and multiply by the duration of night or day (as on date of
birth) as the case may be. This will reveal the fraction of night
or day past on the day of birth. Add that to the sunset or sun-
rise which will give the exact birth time.
Now see an example of a practical case where the
querist expressed the desire to know the exact birth time,
though an approximate idea of birth time is held. Let us ig-
nore that approximate time of birth also at this stage. The
query was raised on July 2, 1984 at 1240 hrs at New Delhi. The
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native was bom on 11 - 3- 1942 before sunrise (i.e. night birth).
The ascending degree in the query chart is 20 to' (in Virgo).
The night duration on the dasy of birth in that particular place
was 12th 14m 40s, and sun set was 6- 24- 40 p.m. Now with
these simple data, proceed thus:
30 (one Rasi) = 20 10' (degrees elapsed)
t2h 14m 40s =?
=
20
o
10'x 12h 14m 40s
30
= 8.2309 hours
= 8h 13m 52s
This indicates that from the Sun set till birth, a duration of
8h 13m 52s has elapsed. This conveys birth time as 2- 40 A.M.
which is quite in line with the querist's assumption.
The above system, one of a cuple of systems, should be
resorted to when it is known specificaily whether the birth is In
day time or In night time.
PART II
To trace birth time when day night birth is not also known
- If the person knows only birth date but not about day or night,
a different approach is to be made to the query chart, in this
case, know the day and night duration both on date of query
and of birth.
The next step Is to know whether the query ascendant is
a day sign or a night sign. The following is the diagram show-
ing day. and night signs of the zodiac. These are respectively
known a dulmal sign and nocturnal sign as well. '
if the query ascendant falls in a day sign, then the native
was bom in night time. Conversely a night sign ascending
denotes a day birth. The same fraction of day or night as past
on the date of query would have past in the night or day on the
date of birth. Thus, the formulae are:
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D N N N
D N
N D
N D D D
Sun rise on query date
Sun set on query date
Query time
Ascendant at query
Sun rise on birth date
Sun set on birth date
Day duration on
query date
Day duration on birth date :
1 if night sign ascends at
query, fraction of day past at
birth is
=
DPQ * TOB
TDQ
2. If day sign ascends at
query, fraction of night past at
birth is
_ DPQ * TDB
TDQ
whereas DPQ = duration
past upto query from sun rise (or Sunset), TDQ = total dura-
tion of day (or night) on the date of query, TDB = total day
duration on date of brith, and TNB = total night duration on the
date of birth.
The fraction thus obtained as per formula 1 is to be
added to sunrise on the day of birth. In case of formula 2, it is
to be added to sunset.
Let us use as an example formula i, for the sake of un-
derstanding. Assume the following data:
0612 hrs
1929 hrs
1048 hrs
(i.e. 4h 36m after S.R.)
A night sign
0717 hrs
1852 hrs
i3h 17m
11 h 35m
Since a night sign ascends at the time ot query, birth
should have been in day time. Using formula 1, we go thus:
4h 36m X 11h 35m ^
= 4h Om 41s
13h17m
This indicates that the native was bom 4m Om 41 s follow-
ing sun rise, i.e. bom at llh 17m 41 s.
PART III
The query as to when the pregnant woman will deliver,
her safety etc. can be answered through a horary chart with the
following clues.
1. The Sun in the query chart will lead to knowledge of the
month of pregnancy in which the female is. For example if the
Sun is 7 45' of a sign, the female has completed two months
and is in the 3rd month of pregnancy. So to say, the navamsas
completed by the Sun will have to be known from the horary
chart. Every degree covered by the Sun will equal nine days of
pregnancy.
2. However, if the Sun Is In the very first Navamsa, it may mean
either the first month or the 10th month.
3. The next step is to know whether the delivery will be before
or after 273 days from the date of Adhana. (273 is the basis be-
cause the Moon needs 273 days to complete 10 revolutions of
the zodiac.) This can be known through the Moon in the query
chart, thus:
a) If the Moon Is increasing in rays and is within 180
0
of the
ascending degree, delivery will be before 273 days.
b) If the Moon is increasing in rays but is ahead of 180
0
from the ascending point, delivery will be after 273 days.
c) If the Moon is decreasing in rays and Is within 180
0
from
the ascending point, delivery will be before 273 days.
d) If the Moon is decreasing in rays but is ahead of 180
0
from the ascending point, delivery will be after 273 days.
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With the help ot these tour rules, the Sun's placement at
the time of delivery can be fixed, after giving consideration to
rule 1 and rule 2 above.
4. After fixing the possible Sun's position as per rule 3. the
Moon at the time of delivery can be worked out. The Moon on
the day of delivery will be either in the 7th sign or in the 10th
sign reckoned from her query position.
L. The ascendant at the time of delivery can be known based
on the ascending degree at the time of query. For this, formula
1 or 2 will have to be resorted to, as given in Part II supra. This
will lead to knowledge about the exact moment of delivery.
6. After knowing the ascending degree, the Moon's exact de-
gree (for the particular moment of delivery) can also be
known, within the stipulations of rule 4.
7. A countercheck whether the Moon and the ascendant at
delivery are rightly worked out can be made. A simple and un-
erring method is to have identical angular distance between
the two pairs, i.e. query Moon - query ascendant, and
predeclared delivery Moon and delivery ascendant. If there is
irrecoverable variation (say beyond 4 or 5 degrees) between
these two pairs, it then denotes that the query is mishandled.
8. Precautions are to be taken to ensure that the pregnancy
will be safe till delivery, through the query chart and only then
the time of delivery need be workedout.
The prospects due for the carrying female should first of
all be known through the horary chart, after knowing the cur-
rent month of pregnancy as per rules 1 and 2 given above. The
1 st month goes with coagulated blood following Adhana and is
ruled by Venus. If in the first month, Venus is in adverse in tran-
sit, the development ot the foetus is stalled. In the 2nd month,
a mass of flesh occurs and this month is ruled by Mars. Jupiter
controls the 3rd month causing limbs to form. Bones form in
the 4th month under the guidance of the Sun. (The disposition
of the prospective mother changes in the 4th month of preg-
nancy. She develops unusual courage if it is a male child and
is struck with unusual timidity if it is a female child.) The Moon
enskins the child in the 5th month. Saturn grows hair in the 6th
month Mercury rules the 7th month causing significant move-
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ments tor child in the womb. The child teeis hunger and thirst in
the 8th month under the lordship of the planet owning Adhana
Lagna. So to say, Prasna Lagna lord will be such ruler in the
case of a query, and both lords will be identical and be one and
the same. In the 9th month, the Moon causes excitement while
the Sun pushes the child into this world in the concluding
month.
The position of the development in the current month
(i.e. the month as on the date of query) and further develop-
ments in the future months should be properly guessed with
the aid of the horary chart, if the query ascendant is well
placed, angles and trines well fortified and aspected, the
female will safely deliver in a usual manner. If Mars or any
other malefic is adversely afflicting the ascendant or its lord
currently or will form adverse relation in future transits, then
the female is not going to safely deliver. Thus for every month,
the concerned lord should be in auspicious transits and related
to auspicious planets. After seeing all these phenomena, the
time of delivery be declared.
The horary chart should be cast for unappointed meet-
ings and the querent himself must incidentally come on his
own, particularly in the matter of rectification etc. suggested
above. Any instigation on the part of the astrologer will mis-
lead.
It is hoped that the clues given above will be enthusiasti-
cally pursued by the reader for common benefit.
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Chapter 23
On Prenatal Epoch
If birth time is a accurately noted, we can trace out the
correct time and date of coitus that caused the
conception in question. Adhana Lagna or Nisheka Lagna
means the ascendant that prevailed at the time of coitus and
not the one at conception. The Sanskrit word 'Adhana' or
'Nisheka' means a sexual cohabitation. (Some texts call the
first union between a couple as 'Adhaana' and the later ones in
the usual course as 'Nisheka'.)
As per our present topic, we consider the birth of a male
child born on Friday, the 17th February 1984 at 22h 35m 1ST at
New Delhi. The birth time has been correctly noted with a spe-
cial request to the attending doctor. The time of coitus was
astrologically chosen and promptly noted down In the records.
And hence this case wili serve as a foolprooof example. The
natus as per Lahiri Ayanamsa (i.e. 23 37' 51") Is given below;
RAHU
SUN
Feb. 17,1984
VEN
MERC
MOON
JUP KETU
ASC
SAT
MARS
GUUKA
The longitudes of required planets and important cusps
are as given below:
Ascendant : 182 23'06"
9th cusp : 64 03' 13"
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tOth cusp : 94 36' 06"
or M.C.
Gulika
Saturn
Moon
208 32' 06'
202 45' 38'
13417*00
Sidereal time at birth: 8h 1 m 21 s
The longitude of Gulika is cast for the beginning of
Saturn's Muhurta, as suggested by the sage Parasara in ch,3
Parasara Hora.
With the above data, we should be able to trace back the
Adhana date and time. The formula is:
Adhana Lagna = Date of birth and time munus "x" where
x" is obtained thus = A + B + C
Now A, B and C are explained. "A" is the angular distance
between Saturn and Gulika at birth. "B" is the distance be-
tween the cusp of the ascendant and that of the 9th house
counted in a direct order (I.e. via 4th and 7th cusps). "C" Is re-
quired if the ascendant lord is in the invisible half (i.e. ascen-
dant and descendant intersected by the nadir). Otherwise, "C"
is not required, in the example case, these are:
A = 5 46* 28"
B =241 40'07"
C = 14 17'00"
X =261 43* 35"
= 261 d 43g 35 vigh
it wili be noticed that 1 degree is treated as one day In
the above computation - That is, these are Savanamana (360
days per year) To apply this to Gregorian Calender (NS), we
must reduce this duration Into Sauramana. Such tables are
given in my English translation of Horasara - From there we
lake the correction figures so that we obtain an equal
Sauramana duration. Those corrections are meant to know
the difference between Savanamana and Sauramana. When we
reduce the correction fac tor from Savanamana to obtain
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Sauramana, the figure so obtained shall have to be increased
by the correction factors excessively considered in the fist
mentioned corection factors. A reader even with average intel-
ligence will appreciate this exercise. From the tables referred
we obtain correction factors for 261 d 43gh 35vlgh as under:
d
gh
vtgh Up Vlillpt*
200 days 2 55 16 56 40
60 days
0 52 35 05 00
1 day
0 00 52 35 05
43.58 gh 0 00 38 00 00
Correction 3 49 22 36 45
We can take the figure to be 3d 49gh 23vigh as a round
figure for convenience sake. When this correction factor is
deducted from 261 d 43gh 35vigh, we get 257d 54gh 12vigh.
This needs a slight Increase due to excessive correction con-
tained in the above correction factor, 3d 49gh 23vlgh. From
the same table, we get a factor of 3gh'22vigh which should be
added to 257d 54gh 12vigh. Thus we get 257d 57gh 34 vlgh.
That is, the Adhana ought to have been so many days behind
the birth date while the birth is on 17th Feb 1984 at 22- 35 hrs.
The time of Adhana as noted is: 4th June 1983 at 10.40
PM, 1ST at New Delhi. (The last menses period or LMP date, as
recorded is 31.5.1983) The duration between the two is shown
below month by month.
Month day* Hra Min
June 1983 26 01 20
July 1983 31 00 00
August 1983 31 00 00
September 1983 30 00 00
October 1983 31 00 00
November 1983 30 00 00
December 1983 31 00 00
January 1984 31 00 00
February 1984 16 22 35
total gap =
1
257 23 35
257d 59gh 47.5vigh
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The above duration in June 1983 Is devoid ot 3d 22h 40m
as Adhana took place on 4gh at the said hour. Similarly, in
February 84, the duration Is considered only upto the moment
ot birth. For calculation of ghatis, 12 midnight Is treated as the
starting point as English dates begin at 12 midnight.
The reader will note that we got the actual duration be-
tween birth and Adhana counted backwards as 257d 59gh
47.5vigh whereas withs the help of the rules, we could get
257d 57gh 34vigh, having a difference ot less than 2.5 ghatis.
This difference is not Inexplicable. We have considered the
longitudinal difference of 1 degree equalling a day (of 60
ghatis). This means one minute of longitude is one ghati.
Since the birth time and Adhana time have been perfectly
noted, the difference could be attributed to not considering the
fraction of second of arc in the various longitudes. Thus 2.5gh
difference means 2.5 minutes of arc. Please note that we have
totally used the longitude of five positions, viz, ascendant, 9th
house, Gulika, Saturn and Moon. A small fraction of seconds
of difference at every stage can well cause some difference.
Albeit the time of Adhana has been recorded properly
and albeit we got the same by reverse process with the help of
birth time as per Maharshi's principle, one may be yet wonder-
ing whether it is a coincidence. To allay such a misconception,
we make again an exercise to arrive at the birth date and time
in a forward manner with the help of Adhana time indicate
above. In such a process, we consider only classical rules as
per staandard books on Hindu Asstroiogy, ignoring any sug-
gestion from any ambiguous quarter.
Stage 1: Firstly we find out whether the delivery should
be before 273 days or after 273 days from Adhana. The
relevant principle owes its acknowledgement to Manushya
Jataka and Jataka Sagaram. 273 days is the basis as the Moon
takes 273.2 days to complete ten zodiacal revolutions. The Ad-
hana chart Is as per the time 2240 hours IST for June 4, 1983 at
New Delhi. See the zodiac as under as per Lahlrl Ayanamsa.
The Adhana Moon is waning in state and Is In the in-
visible half of the zodiac. Should the Adhana Moon be waning
and be in the invisible half, or with increasing rays in the visible
half, then the birth takes place before 273 days from Adhana.
So to say, the transit Moon wili not complete ten revolutions.
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Adhana Moon with increasing
rays in the invisible half or Ad-
hana Moon with decreasing
rays In the visible half will cause
the birth only after 273 days. To
wit, she wili in transit exceed ten
revolutions of the firmaments.
In the Adhana chart brfore us,
the Moon is decreasing (i.e. ap-
proaching the Sun) and is In the
2nd house (I.e. invisible half).
Hence it suggests a possiblity
of delivery before 273 days.
The answer is known to the
reader In the affirmative.
Stage 2: it is not enough if we state that the delivery will
be before 273 days. We must narrow down the period still
briefly. The Sun's position month of delivery. One of the rules
in this context is from Suka Jataka vide P 49 of my English
translation of Hora Sara stating that delivery will be in the 9th,
10th or 1 ith mointh according to the Adhana ascendant being
in a movable sign, fixed sign or common sign, in the case
cited by me, Capricorn, movable sign, is on the east suggest-
ing delivery in the 9th month.
Stage 3: After the above step, our job is to dig out the
possible Moon sign at birth. According to Kalyana Varma's
Saravali (ch.8 Verses 46- 47), the natal Moon will be either in the
7th or In the 10th from her Adhana position. In the Adhana
chart before us, the Moon Is in Aquarius and hence the natal
Moon should be in Leo or in Scorpio. The reader will observe
the natal Moon in Leo.
Stage 4: Leo, as any other sign is 30 degrees In length.
Then where should the Moon exactly be? Is her birth position
justified vis a vis Adhana position? This Is known by the ascen-
dant at birth.
The signs Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Sagittarius and
Capricorn are nocturnal signs as these are strong during night
time. The other six. viz. Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Aquarius
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and Pisces are called diurnal signs being strong during day
time.
if the Adhana Lagns is a nocturnal sign, birth wili be in a
day sign'. If birth occurs in a night sign, then the ascending
sign at adhana should have been a day sign. (In the Adhana
chart given, the ascendant is Capricorn - a nocturnal sign and
hence birth in Libra - a diurnal sign, is justified).
Stage 5: Nocturnal sign can ascend in day time as well.
Similarly diurnal sign can ascend in night time also, if the Ad-
hana Lagna is a night sign, birth will be in day time and in a
diurnal sign. If the said Lagna is a day sign, birth will occur In
night time In a nocturnal ascendant. The fraction of sign natal-
iy ascending will correspond to the fraction past In the Adhana
Lagna.
In the Adhana chart given, the ascendant is Capricorn
and portion past Is 10 20* 37". We convert this longitude into
seconds of arc to have accuracy. The longitude thus 37237 ".
Similarly, 30 degrees make 1,08,000 seconds of arc. The night
duration at birth in our example is
/
12h 50m 48s as the Sunrise
on 17.2.1984 is at 6h 59m 58s and Sunset 18h 9m 10s, for New
Delhi. Now see the process as under:
108000 seconds = 46248 seconds of time
(30 deg) = (or 12h 50m 48s)
37237" = ?
(or 10 20' 37") = (46248 x 37237) divided by 108000
= 15945.711 seconds
of time
= 4.4293641 hours
= 4h 26m
= (4h 25m 45.71 sec)
So to say, 4h 26m have past from the Sunset, i.e. from
18h 9m 10s. This denotes 22h 34m 55s which should be the
birth time. And we have the birth time recorded as 22h 35m.
This cannot be a coincidence or manipulation for a serious stu-
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dent of astrology but a meaningtui and scientific astrological
process.
When the Adhana Moon's Owadasamsa is known cor-
rectly, the natal Moon can be well checked. She, at birth,
should be In the same Dwadasamsa as she was at Adhana.
Please note this agreeability - Adhana Moon as well as natal
Moon being in Capricorn Dwadasamsa similarly. Hence our
natal Moon is just the correct one.
Another verification factor, which however need not exist
if the Moon's Dwadasamsa coincides, is: Whatever the an-
gular distance is between Adhana Moon and Adhana Lagna will
prevail between the natai Moon and natal ascendant. In our
example, the difference between Adhana Moon and Adhana
Lagna is 48 44' whereas natal Moon and natal ascendant are
49 6' apart.
The curious reader may note one thing. There are many
rules to note the birth month, natal Moon, natal ascendant etc
with the help of Adhana (or prasna). And the correct ones
bringing the various possibilities to a coincidental manner
should be correctly judged without rushing to conclusions
simply theoretically.
Thus the reader will be convinced of the fact that Adhana
time noted is correct as we got back to the birth details from
Adhana and vice versa accurately without any ambiguity what-
soever.
From the said two proceses based on accurately main-
tained records for purposes of scientific research, I, rather we,
firmly can conclude the following without a shadow of doubt:
1. Gulika's longitude will correspond to the beginning of
Saturn's Muhurta only, as suggested by the sage, irrespective
of any other authority stating that It should be for the end of
Muhurta ruled by Saturn. In fact, I have not come across any
sage's work stating contrarlly to what Parasara stated In this
regard. Suppose we have calculated Gulika for the given birth
chart for the end of Saturn's muhurta, the longitude of Gulika
would have advanced by 24 degrees. That would put the Ad-
hana still 24 days behind the noted date. Please note that we
have exactly reached the Adhana date as per the record maln-
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tained without any variation. This proves that Gulika should be
at the beginning of Saturn's Muhurta.
2. Accurate Ayanamsa is only that of Lahiri and that ac-
curate it is as to the second of arc. This contention is proved
by the fact that we have made use of the Moon's longitude.
Other 4 longitudes used by us in the process of getting back to
Adhana are simply angular distances which will not be affected
by any Ayanamsa. But the Moon's longitude will vary plus or
minus according to the Ayanamsa, and Adhana time will be
minus or plus according to the variation. Whereas with Lahiri's
position of the Moon, we did not experience any anamoly in the
Adhana computation. Similarly in progressing towards the
birth date from the Adhana date, Moon's longitude played a
significant role. If for example with another Ayanamsa, the
Moon goes to Pisces In the Adhana, her natai position, will yet
be in Leo but inconsistent with Adhana position.
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Chapter 24
Light on Retrogrades
ancient astrological literature. This indeed maKes it
an the more necessary to probe seriously Into the nature of
retrograde planets and their effects.
Retrogression is not an actual occurrence in the skies.
It is just an apparent phenomenon. Never do two planets take
the same amount of time to complete one revolution of the
zodiac. The movements of the heavenly bodies present a con-
tinues change in the zodiac due to their differing motions, one
overtaking the other, sometimes slowing down, sometimes
stopping abruptly and then receding backwards then going
forward as earlier. The apparent motionless state is termed
stationary and the apparent backward jouney Is retrogression.
A retrograde planet again becomes apparently stationary
before directing. These appearances are caused by the com-
bined motions of the planets, the earth, and their heliocentric
positions. The Moon never retrogrades as she is earth's satel-
lite.
The nodes have erratic motions which have some-
times reduced movements, the arc so affected being quite
minimal and not for continuous days. Hence for predictive
purposes such erratic movements of Rahu and Ketu are not
countable as retrogrades.
Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn are the five
planets that go stationary, retrograde and then direct. Extra-
Saturnlan planets are not being considered here.
Saturn, Jupiter and Mars retrograde when they are about
to exceed 180 from the Sun, I.e. when they are opposite the
Sun. In retrogression their longitudes reduce to approach the
Sun, while the Sun goes forward. To avoid exceeding an an-
gular distance of 28 from the Sun, Mercury retrogrades. Their
longitudes cannot exceed a difference of 28 whether Mercury
is ahead of the Sun, or behind. Similarly Venus and the Sun
maintain a gap of arc of only 48. Without crossing the limit
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ot 48, Venus unaertaKes to retrograae^ Theses are oasic
astronomical principles that would suffice our understanding.
The approximate number of days that planets from Mars
to Saturn remain in retrograde motion respectively are: 80, 24
20, 42 and 140. From 1 to 5 days before and after retrogres-
sions, these will seem motionless.
Some hints available in ancient literature about
retrograde planets are;
1. A debilitated planet with retrograde motion is equal to being
in exaltation.
2. An exalted planet with such a motion is equal to being In
debilitation.
3. Malefics do good in retrogression to the native. (Here
malefics are Mars and Saturn.)
4. Benefics lose their potence if retrograde. (Such are Mer-
cury. Jupiter and Venus.)
5. In longevity calculations, the period contributed by
retrograde planet attracts a bonus. It does not cause as reduc-
tion unless combust in the Sun.
6. The Dasa of a retrograde planet is generally different from
that of the one in direct order. (No specific clue is given here in
this respect.)
7. Venus retrograde denotes sexuasi deficiency.
8 Saturn bO placed causes increased life- span. (We find his
8th house placement an exception.)
9. A stationary planet is Impotent.
The observations made by classical authors have great
truth In them and the reader will find It a rewarding experience
to try these aphorisms In actual horoscopes. However too
many planets in retrogression are quite dangerous to the na-
tive and may iead to an explosive situation. Their lives wili be a
very untortunate experience and a sad episode.
An exalted planet in the birth horoscope shows that the
native had highest achievement in his previous birth relating to
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that planet ana that potence is carriea forward "now". Each
planet has varied Karakatwas and identification of the par-
ticular one relasting to the previous birth needs special skills.
And in this birth, the same planet's another karakatwa wHI
manifest in a significant measure.
Contrarily a retrograde planet denotes obstructed fruc-
tification of its significance in the previous birth while in the
current birth it tends to give better results about the same
Karakatwa. in the process its another karakatwa or karakat-
was may suffer.
That is, the gole of the person will be to achieve a par-
ticular significance of the retrograde planet. Obstructions or
no obstructions is a different matter depending on the whole
horoscope. The Sun represents the soul or Atma and a planet
going towards the Sun shows that one of its karakatwas is the
highest sought in the native's life. Another planet or planets
between the Sun and the retrograde planet may act as
obstructing or fructifying agency in this respect.
For example one with Jupiter (R) may be left with a deep
desire for attaining children, or giving them the best on the
earth. One with Saturn (R) may be after power; with Mercury
(R) academic pursiuts are never ending; with Mars (R) insa-
tiable thirst to establish his supremacy; with Venus (R) material
enjoyments are supreme In his list of priorities.
Retrograde planets offfer a vast field of research. We
give below our experience with retrograde planets in the twelve
signs so that the reader can try these of his own.
Mars Retrograde
In Aries, it does not enable the native to have a satisfac-
tory sex life. Mostly his desires relating to sex will remain un-
fulfilled. There will be delay in his marriage.
In case Mars is retrograde in Taurus, one will suffer
miserably due to vices. The sufferings are more physical, than
financial.
One will lose his honour and incur calumny with Mars
retrograde in Gemini. Loss in litgatlons are also Indicated.
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in Cancer, It denotes that the subject has not been
properly brought up in childhood days. His parents will take
an easy view of his progress.
Pains In the back, disorders of the spine and defective
back will result Mars (R) in Virgo. The aliments so occurring
will hardly respond to treatment, or the treatment will be quite
costly.
If it is Libra, marital life wHI pose frequent ordeals. Hap-
piness through marriage will be rare.
Scorpio having Mars (R) draws the person into spiritual
path but success will not be commensurate, unless supported
by a strong Jupiter/Saturn.
There will be frequent changes in professional life and in
fortunes if Sagittarius has Mars (R).
One with Mars (R) in exaltation will hate to leave things to
chance and will not be fatalistic at all.
if Mars (R) is in Aquarius, the sign of pot, the subject may
be a target of serious diseases, possibly cardiac ailments,
and his diseases will hardly respond to medical treatment.
With Mars (R) in Pisces, the person makes his livelihood
in a foreign country/place. . .
Mercury Retrograde
In Aries it bestows on the subject a fierce debating skill.
He will stand atop among numerous participants.
In Taurus, the native's parents will enjoy long lives. He
will be brought up amidst opulence.
An impressive and famous author is produced by Mer-
cury (R) in Gemini. The native will be extraordinarily intel-
ligent. This is a combination for a child prodigy.
One has to incur numerous setbacks In emotional life if
Mercury(R) is in Cancer. He will frequently change his love
partners and will experience disappointment after disappoint-
ment.
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Procreative ability will be stalled by Mercury(R) m Leo.
Seldom will the native be able to express himself effectively.
Stammering is another possibility.
Mercury(R) in Virgo will interrupt one's education and
will cause bad end to maternal relatives.
One wili hold diplomatic assignments with Mercury(R) in
Libra and be widely famous.
Scorpio having Mercury(R) will bestow on the native last-
ing scientific achievements.
Series of upheavals in life follow such a position in Sagit-
tarius.
One's relations with others be generally strained if Mer-
cury(R) Is in Capricorn. But in Aquarius the planet gives a fer-
tile brain with unique Ideas.
The family of the native will incur grief on account of a
coborn if the native has Mercury in Pisces in retrogression. In
some cases it caused untimely death of a coborn.
Jupiter Retrograde
if in the Aries the native will find it difficult to adjust with
the institution of marriage and will have peculiar notions about
marriage. His fame will be as a scientist or a mathematician.
In Taurus, Jupiter (R) leads to a successful career in
medicine: Such a native will be an expert surgeon in particular.
A great teacher is found with Jupiter (R) in Gemini. His
teachings will be widely followed.
Many upheavals in early years are indicated with
Jupiter(R) In Cancer. The native wili experience difficulties in
completing education.
It is not a good position for Jupiter in Leo, in retrogres-
sion, as far as one" progenic ability is concerned. Even If other
planets are helpful, it cannot be a male issue.
The person will be entrapped in mental conflicts with
Jupiter (R) in Virgo. He will not enjoy parental happiness.
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Jupiter (R) in Libra will make the person mtamous tor his
questionbale sexual connections.
A spiritually enlightened person is denoted with
Juplter(R) in Scorpio.
Carnal pleasures will not interest a person If Jupiter(R) is
in Sagittarius. His spouse will die permaturely in violent cir-
cumstances.
Difficulties in begetting children and becoming
progresively rich will result Jupiter's retrogression Capricorn,
while in Aquarius it makes one shun marital ties and achieve
extraordinary spiritual wealth.
If Jupiter is retrograde in Pisces, the person is akin to an
anchorless ship. He will be mysterious in nature and will probe
into mystical subjects.
Venus Retrograde
In Aries it denotes a homosexual native.
Romantic pursuits will be rarely successful if Venus is
retrograde In Taurus. It will however make the native wealthy.
One's terms with his mother will not be cordial if Itis In
Gemini. He will be henpecked.
Instability in marriage is indicated if Venus is retrograde
in Cancer, while In Leo early loss of father and sexual deficien-
cy will follow.
Two marriages are indicated with Venus(R) In debilitation
while unusual sexual habits and urges will come to the native
via Libra - placed Venus(R).
Venereal/urinary disorders will result Venus(R) in Scor-
pio. ,
In Sagittarius/Pisces, Venus(R) will give unpleasant and
shorlived marriage.
Eminent sexologist is indicated by Venus(R) in a Satur-
nlan sign.
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Saturn Retrograde
In Aries, it gives a long life to the native, but the life will
be indeed wretched and disrespectful.
One will be highly intuitive if Satum(R) is in Taurus. He
wH be troubieshooter to the satisfaction of all.
A great deal of writing abilities are indicated by Saturn(R)
in Gemini, while in Virgo it gives freedom from diseases.
In Moon's Ras). it causes extra- marital connections while
In Sun's Rasi estranged parents are Indicated.
Marriage will lead to losses if exalted Saturn is
retrograde.
Philosophical eminence and longllving spouse are
granted by Saturn(R) in Scropio whHe In Sagittarius it causes
unhapplness through children.
Capricorn placed Saturn(R) will have superb profes-
sional achievements while In Aquarius, it enables the native
probe deep into past life and reincarnation.
There wili be abundant gains if Saturn(R) Is in Pisces.
But at the end, it will reverse the trend.
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Chapter 25
Understanding Earthquakes
After the Koyna earthquake, the worst one hit Bihai
and Nepal on 21st August 1988, claiming over 700
lives, rendering thousands homeless, damaging crores of
rupees of properties. The fury of the nature lasted just for sixty
seconds, stirring horrible memories of the 1934 tremors.
Although the casualties were low, there were tremors on
August 6, 1988 in the region from J & K through Arunachal.
SCIENTISTS VIEW
Geophysicists define earthquake as a relative movement
of rocks on either side of a weak plane. Whitten and Brooks
explain it in their work, A Penguin Dictionary of Geology as a
series of shock- waves generated at a point within the earth's
crust. According to the geologists, the crust is divided into
eight segments that are in continuous motion coming towards
each other, or going away from one another, causing subdue-
tion and spreading, respectively.
ASTROLOGICAL LITERATURE
in the light of the recent Bihar earthquake, an astrologi-
cal understanding of this cruel whimsy of the nature may be
timely. We may not come to a definite conclusion, but only
make a humble beginning. For it is not a simple task to be per-
formed by one, slnglehandedly. It is achievable by team- work
and is a time- consuming research.
The main snag for us is, unlike in predictive part, where
we have thousands of aphorisms handy, we have on this
natural calamity only a limited number of guidelines. Where, in
particular, astrology is a bread- winner, it is the natal branch
that overweighs, and mundane astrology seldom receives the
required attention.
Varaha Mihira cited 34 verses in his Brihat Samhita which
wili serve as guidelines to expand our studies. Unfortunately
therein too we are not provided with any specific technical in-
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structions to foresee an earthquake via stars. Yet, 1 have taken
possible benefits from his work in this write- up.
I do not know if modern geologists agree with Varaha
Mihira's view that earthquake is caused by the violent coilition
of winds and their striking the earth in consequence. This
basic clue helped me in a way to understand and develop some
basis, astroiogicaliy, In the context of the subject- matter.
ERRONEOUS APPROACH
Some astrological writers in the past, in recent decades,
had presented some papers on earthquakes. They may have
well predicted some tremors successfully on that basis, but I
could not take advantage of those papers dealing with extra-
saturnine planets. Yet there were a couple of papers which ex-
cluded such planets, but went awry mainly because a proper
root- cause was not discovered by them. I say this for the fol-
lowing reasons:
A. They have used a horoscope cast merely for the seismic
event (as they do always later on, for events of other nature as
well) and tried to justify the event. This leads us nowhere. Let
us ask ourselves one question. A simple question at that. The
very chart leads to occurrences of several events. Unless this
chart Is linked to some other fountain- head like horoscope
(which we do here), our conclusions are not going to be fruit-
ful. To make my point more clear, let me say it is no use to say,
"at the time of the death of a person, Scorpio was rising, Mars
was aspecting the 8th house, along with Saturn. So he died a
violent death" Please note that In that person's life time many
such occasions arose but he died only once. It Is literally of no
use highlighting the configuration at death, or any final scene.
Unless .the transits are effectively linked to natal chart with
directional Influences etc. we do not stand to gain.
B. The second and the most important point is: Applying
Dasa bhuktis in mundane astrology to horoscopes of countries
is only a futile exercise. No country can run a certain Dasa.
Then why not Pratyantara, Sookshma and Prana? Every
epoch should not be subjected to Dasa bhukti results. Dasa
periods apply only to human beings. If you read carefully the
Dasa bhukti results given in classical texts, this point will be
amply clear. For example, with which event in a country's
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horoscope, do we equate marriage (clearly different from as-
sociation, parnership) of a human being? Like there is no
General Election in your personal life. More untenable is to
use Dasa periods for Accords, Atom Bomb invention chart etc.
Mundane astrology should be studied from totally a different
aspect, as the purpose is different.
SOME VALID PRINCIPLES
Now, let us revert to our main topic of probing the
tremors.
1. The first and foremost step is to erect a chart for the Sun's
ingress into the zero degree of Aries, vernal equinox. This is as
per Vikrama era. The planetary configurations and the ascen-
dant in this horoscope will reveal what all is ahead for the
country in question till the Sun again returns to the vernal equi-
nox, that is one full solar year. The events that can be covered
could be of any nature - financial status, political climate,
epidemics, mass deaths, calamities, elections, change of
leadership, war, peace, scientific achievements etc. So,
naturally, earthquake is a part of reflection in the solar ingress
chart. The event denoted in the horoscope in question can
occur under the influence of future planetary phenomena in
that specific year, viz. lunations, full Moons, eclipses, planetary
conjunctions, planetary settings, risings, retrogressions, direc-
tions, changes of planets in signs, mutual angiuarities, etc.
The aspects to be formed at the time of the next three solar
entries In other cardinal Rasis also count in a notable way.
That is all. Vimsottari Dasa periods, or any other directions,
are totally foreign to mundane astrology. The country's life
span is not as short as that of human beings, and a repeated
Dasa periods, for subsequent cycles, will not function on a new
set of principles and formulae.
2. Mass deaths, large scale property losses, calamities etc.
are Indicated by the 8th house in a merely deals with popula-
tion, like the ascendant in a natal horoscope showing the self.
Mas deaths etc. are not to be scanned from the 5th house) In
most earthquakes, this is a part and parcel and our studies
here are dependant on such quakes, 18 in number that oc-
curred ail over the world after 1900 A.D.
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Affliction to the 8th house or Its lord is an essential condi-
tion in this context. Alternatively any eclipse occurring during
the year should be under malefic Influence to cause large scale
deaths. This should be relevant to some planet's longitude in
the ingress chart or to the country's Inauguration chart. If one
of these two is absent, then the probability of a serious and
large- scale death toll of the Inmates of the land is remote.
3. if such a huge loss is In store, then our job is to explore
the existence of earthquake combinations in the Ingress chart
during the year in question.
Mercury is the earthy Tatwa (one of the 5 primordial com-
pounds) planet. Staurn is the airy Tatwa planet. An interaction
between the two is a principal condition for a quake to occur.
Saturn may be with Mercury, aspect Mercury, or be in Gemim
or Virgo (the signs ruled by Mercury, and are airy and earthy
respectively). Saturn can also be in the 10th counted from
Mercury. Then it can be said that there is interaction between
the two.
4. In the absence of such an Interaction, however, Saturn's
aspect or Mercury's aspect on the ingress ascendant, its 8th
house, or 8th lord should be prominent. The aspect of Mars
(signifying earth) on Mercury also plays a vital role even when
Saturn and Mercury are not related.
5. In the Ingress chart, Mercury can be anywhere from 2 de-
gree Pisces to 28 deg Aries. His being behind the Sun, with
Saturn's involvement described as above may tremor the
country in question, bringing huge loss of people and proper-
ties. if Mercury is ahead of the Sun, then the affliction from
Saturn, and by others to 8th house should be severe.
6. If Leo or Capricorn rises at the time of solar Ingress,
Mars in a middle Nakshatra in Capricorn/Taurus can also cause
a quake.
7. The middle Nakshatras in the 3 earthy signs are Rohlnl,
Hasta and Sravana. if two of these Nakshatras are occupied
by any two of the seven planets (Mars to Ketu) excepting
luminaries, or the 8th lord Is in such a Nakshatra It is singly
enough to cause an earthquake in that year.
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These are the basic conditions required, for occurrence
of an earthquake. In our study, other reasons have not
merged, but there ought to be some.
TIMING THE TREMOR
After knowing of the possibility of an earthquake, as
above, the same should be timed. For this, the various
phenomena cited earlier should be probed.
1. At the time of an earthquake, at least one earthy sign
should be in occupation by one of the major planets, viz,
Saturn, Jupiter. Rahu or Ketu. Mars can also be con-
sidered but he need not be given singular importance.
Alternatively, Mercury or the 8th lord be excited by a
major planet in transit.
2. When Mars remains as the only planet in an earthy sign,
while no others are so placed, then another major planet
(Sat, Jup. Rahu or Ketu) can provide the required im-
petus to Mars. In that case one of these four should
necessarily be in an airy sign.
3. If Mercury is debilitated in the Ingress chart, then Mars
moving in Virgo (earthy sign), or Leo, is alone enough
and needs no help from one of the above 4 from an airy
sign. If Mercury is not debilitated, while quake combina-
tions are present, then Mars needs additional help while
Jupiter. Saturn, Rahu or Ketu alone can handle the oc-
currence of a quake, placed in an earthy sign.
4. Airy signs come in the picture but In quite less a way.
Simultaneous roles played by airy sign occupants may
increase the level of losses in the quake.
5 Eclipse, whether visible or invisible in the country in
question, should be given importance in timing the
quake if it falls close to a relevant planet in the ingress
chart. Partial eclipses may be ignored while total and
annular be given attention. Solar eclipses gain an upper-
hand as against lunar eclipses. Eclipse results could fall
due even a little belore occurrence like transit restuls.
Also a little later.
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b. Retrogression or direction close to the degree position
of a planet in the ingress chart is a reliable clue. If the
said phenomenon is in an earthy sign, it need not be
close to the degree position referred to above. When the
retrogression or direction is in the 8th house from in-
gress ascendant It gets special attention.
7. An important point to be remembered in this respect is
not to attempt to locate the date of event (for that matter
any event) exactly. Variations should be suitably under-
stood so that we gain in our studies which gain will
doubtless be commensurate.
PRACTICAL CASE- STUDIES
Discussed below are 18 earthquake cases In possible
detail in the light of observations made in the eariier para-
graphs.
The horscopes given here are generated from a com-
puter, not by interpolation of published emphemeries, but
directly from eternal ephemerls, for accuracy of Sun's ingress.
The Sun's position is not given in the various Ingress charts as
it was 0 deg 0' 0" of Aries in each case.
Example 1: There occurred a quake in Kangra, In
Himachal Pradesh leaving the entire town devastated and kill-
ing nineteen thousand of its Inmates, on 04 April 1905. In this
context we give below the Ingress chart for 13.04.1904, I.e. the
ingress chart for 1904- 05 and at the time of the quake the said
solar year was not still over. The Sun entered Aries on the
above mentioned date at 2h 39m 3 seconds. The chart is for
Calcutta, which was fhen the capital of British- occupied India.
Ayanamsa 22 deg 31' 12".
ASC Aqu 06 deg 37'09"
Moon Aqu 26 deg oroi"
Mars Ari 12 deg 01 '13"
Mercury - Arl
16 deg 43'59"
Jupiter -
Pis
17 deg 46'25"
Venus Pis 07 Deg 09' 51'
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Saturn
Cap 26 Deg
36'24
Rahu Vir
05 deg 00' 35'
Ketu Pis 05 deg 00' 35
The 8th house was occupied by Rahu as its lord Mercury
was In close company of Mars, Two earthy signs were
tenanted - Rahu in Vigro, Saturn in Capricorn. Saturn and Mer-
cury were mutually angular. These indicate a tremor in that
year, l.e between 13.4.1904 to 13.4.1905.
On the day of the fateful event (4.4.1905), Mercury
reached back close to his original degree in the ingress chart
while Jupiter in transit was still closer to Mercury in ingress
chart. Saturn from an airy sign was aspecting Aries having
transit Jupiter - Mercury as well as Ingress Mercury.
Retrogression of Mars, on the very day of the quake, in
Scorpio is notable. It affected directly Taurus, an earthy sign.
On March 6, 1905, 4 weeks before, a solar eclipse (annular) oc-
curredin Aquarius, the ingress ascendant, simultaneously hold-
ing the two planets, Saturn and Mercury, relevant in our
analysis, in transit. A month later the earth caved in.
Example 2:About 1,60,000 people died in Sicily. Italy
due to quake on 28th December, 1908. The whole city was
destroyed. An area of 1,70,000 square kllometeres was literally
shaken. See the chart made for Sun's entry in Aries on
12.4.1908 at 22 h 45 m 45s, zonal standard time, for Rome (41
degN54' and 12 deg 20
,
E). Time Zone 15 deg East. Ayanamsa
is 22 deg 34' 17". Zodiacal disposition was as under:
ASc Sco 17 deg 27' 36"
Moon
Leo 16 deg 00'01"
Mars Tau 11 deg
15'57"
Merc Pis 07 deg 23' 36"
Jup Can 11 deg 15' 04"
Ven Tau 14 deg 57' 51"
Sat Pis 10 deg
26"43"
Rahu Gem 15 deg 33' 22"
Ketu Sag 15 deg 33" 22"
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Here again Rahu was In the 8th, but in an airy sign. Mer-
cury was in fall in very close conjunction with Saturn. Mars
was in an earthy sign, in the middle star Rohini. All these in the
ingress chart. These combinations denote an earthquake in
the country in the solar year In question.
involving the 8th house of the ingress chart, there oc-
curred a solar eclipse on 23rd December 1908 (just 5 days
before the quake) which was not only annular but also total.
There was also Jupiter directing on 31st December 1908. in
the eclipse, Mercury was also closely involved in Sagittarius.
Transit Saturn came back to his own original degree and that of
Mercury in the ingress chart. Saturn directed on 7th December
1908, a little before the quake. So many important phenomena
occurred that spelt the Waterloo to one of the major cities in the
country.
Example 3: Th5province of Kanus In China was entirely
destroyed. About 1.80,000 people saw the end of their lives in
that earthquake on the 16th Oecmber 1920, in one go.
The Sun entered Aries on 13.4.1920 at 07h 36m 03
seconds zonal standard time, in Beijing (China), 39 deg N 55'
and t IB deg E 26' Time zone 120 deg East. Ayanamsa 22 deg
44* 50".
The ingress horoscope is given below:
Asc Tau 08 deg 53* 40"
Moon Cap 15 deg 59' 51"
Mars(R) - Lib 11 deg 14'22"
Merc Pis 03 deg 00*17"
Jup Can 15 deg
27.37..
Ven Pis 08 deg 21*29"
Sat(R) - Leo 12 deg
35' 40"
Rahu Lib 22 deg
48* 08"
Ketu
Ari 22 deg 48* 08"
Although as many as 1,80,000 people died, the Ingress
chart had no affliction to the 8th house, or its lord. On the con-
trary the 8th lord was In exaltation. Saturn did not establish
connection with Mercury.
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The Moon in the ingress chart was In Sravana, one of the
middle stars of one of the earthy signs. Sravana need not be
branded as "own star" of the Moon. The ascendant is again an
earthy sign. Mercury was behind the Sun.
The solar eclipse that took place on 10.11.1920 (a couple
of weeks prior to the quake on 16.12.1920) is not only a timing
factor but also the portender of the calamity. It occurred in
Libra, with the eclipsed Sun being very close to ingress Rahu,
although 14 deg away from ingress Mars (R). And on the 4th
January 1921, barely 3 weeks later, Saturn and Jupiter both
retrograded. Saturn's retrogression was in earthy sign, Virgo,
exactly opposite ingress Mercury. So to say, the disastrous
quake occurred in between an eclipse and two major
retrogressions.
Another earthy sign occupant during the tremor was
Mars, in Sravana, just 3 deg away from ingress Moon. This was
equally significant a movement
Example 4: Tokya and Yokohama In Japan were a victim
of nature's fury. From September 1 to 3 in 1923, a series of
quakes rocked both the cities and emollshed them. The death
toll was placed at 1,43,000.
it was on 14.4.1923 that the Sun entered the vernal equi-
nox point in Aries. The ingress chart for Japan in this context
is cast for 03 hr 03 m 39 s zonal standard time, for the city of
Tokyo. Time zone is 135 deg East. Geographical coordinates
used are 35 deg N 40' and 139 deg E45' and Ayanamsa 22deg
47' 5". The zodiacal elements for the time of ingress were dis-
posed thus:
Asc Aqu 08 deg 48*17"
Moon Pis 02 deg 44* 11"
Mars Tau 05 deg 35'50"
Merc Ari 05 deg 35' 34"
Jup(R) - Lib 23 deg 55' 16"
Ven Aqu 21 deg 59'35"
Sat(R) - Vir 23 deg 31' 21"
Rahu Leo 27 deg 28'20"
Ketu Aqu
27 deg 28'20"
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The 8th was occupied by retrograde Saturn in Virgo, an
earthy sign. Retrograde Jupiter afflicted Mercury, who was the
8th lord as weil as earthy Tatwa planet. These portend large-
scale deaths on account of earth tremors.
At the time of quake, Mercury and Saturn established
contact in Virgo In transit. A total solar eclipse occurred on
t ith September 1923 close to ingress Rahu Venus. Simul-
taneously involved in the eclipse were transit Mars and Venus.
Mercury retrograded on 16.9.1923, at 21 deg Virgo very close
in ingress Saturn in an earthy sign.
Example 5: Kansu in China had experienced a severe
earthquake on the 25th Decmber 1932 in which as many as
70,000 people lost their lives. The solar Ingress in Aries oc-
curred at 09 h 26 m 22s zonal standard time on 13.4.1932 at
Beijing, China. Geographical coordinates: 39 deg N 55' and
116 deg E 26. Time zone 120deg East. Ayanamsa 22deg
54'22". The horscope for this epoch is as under:
Asc Gem 07 deg
23' 12"
Moon Gem
17 deg is^s"
Mars Pis 14 deg 39* 46"
Merc(R) - Pis 25 deg
32" 56"
Jup Can 19 deg 43* 28"
Ven
Tau 15 deg IS^S"
Sat Cap 11 deg
01* 55"
Rahu Pis 03 deg 06' 52"
Ketu
Vir
03 deg
06' 52"
Mercury was in Pisces in aspect to Saturn from the 8th
house.* Saturn's placement In the 8th house need not be called
Its affliction. Please however note the occupations In all the 3
earthy signs, viz. Venus in Taurus. Ketu in Virgo (aspected by
retrograde Mars and debilitated Mercury) and Saturn In
Capricorn. Ignore which house is owned by whom when ear-
thy sign occupation is concerned here. Out of the 3 occupants
In earthy signs, two were in middle stars of such signs. Viz.
Venus in Rohini and Saturn in Sravana. These combinations
portended a quake.
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On September 1, 1932 there was a total solar eclipse
while there was a lunar eclipse on 15th September 1932.
These do not have any direct bearing, as neither was in an ear-
thy sign nor close to any ingress degree.
Mercury directed on 14.12.1932 in Scorpio 12 deg, which
is opposite ingress Venus (Taurus 15 deg) and Saturn had
reentered Sravana on 22.12.1932. The aspect of Mars on in-
gress Mercury, coupled with that of Saturn simultaneously is
notable.
Example 6: January 16, 1932 was an unwelcome day In
Bihar as nature mercilessly rocked Monghyr, Muzaffarpur and
Darbhanga killing a little over 9,000 persons.
Since the quake took place In the solar year 1933- 34. we
scan the chart cast for the Sun's entry In Aries on 13.4.1933.
The entry of the Sun In Aries was at 13h 05m 37s 1ST. Place:
Delhi (Capital of the country). Ayanamsa 22deg 55* 38".
Asc Can 16 deg 53' 16"
Moon
Sco 08 deg 08' 23"
Mars Leo 07 deg
55'55"
Merc Pis 03 deg 56' 30"
Jup (R) - Leo 21 deg 27' 55"
Ven Pis 27 deg 50' 2"
Sat Cap 21 deg 55' 31"
Rahu Aqu 14 deg 01' 40"
Ketu
Vir 14 deg 01' 40"
Mercury was in Pisces aspected by Saturn who is In
Sravana (middle star of earthy sign). The 8th house was oc-
cupied by Rahu and aspected by Mars as well as by retrograde
Jupiter. Mars also lent his aspect to Mercury. These are com-
binations for mass deaths by earthquake.
Now we have to understand the timing of the deadly
event. On that day, Saturn resumed his exact original degree
in Sravana Nakshatra, after a spell of retrogression in
Capricorn itself (I.e. from May 27, 1933 to October 15, 1933).
Mars In transit was only 2 deg behind Saturn in Capricorn, an
earthy sign. The Sun was also there. Mercury did enter
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Capricorn almost along with the Sun, Jupiter was in Virgo,
another earthy sign. Venus was waiting In wings, in the zero
degree of Aquarius, to enter Capricorn by retrograde motion.
He retrograded on January 15, 1934, a couple of hours before
the quake. The Moon joined Saturn etc. in Capricorn. Rahu
was in the end of Capricorn, hardly 2 deg away from entering
Venus, in all, seven planets were exciting two of the 3 earthy
signs. Mercury, the earthy Tatwa planet was in the grip of 5
planets in conjunction in Capricorn, in aspect to Jupiter from
Virgo, another earthy sign. The lunar eclipse due on 30th
January 1934 was also in Capricorn - Cancer belt.
Example 7: Before Partition of 1947, Quetta was in the
British- occupied India. The city experienced a quake, to be
devastated, on 31st May, 1935. The casualty: 56,000.
The horoscope for the solar ingress in Aries on 14.4.1935
at 01 h 23m 52s. Delhi, (Ayanamsa 22 deg 57' 27") is as under:
Asc Sag 29 deg
31' or
Moon Leo 03 deg 39' 10"
Mars(R) - Vir 20 deg 18' 23"
Merc Pis 15 deg 59' 15"
Jup(R) - Lib 28 deg
32' 42"
Ven
Tau
04 deg 04'40"
Sat Aqu 13 deg 40'50"
Rahu Cap 03 deg
54' 19"
Ketu Can 03 deg
54' 19"
In this case Saturn was not related to Mercury, but
retrograde Mars from Virgo was connected with Mercury.
Saturn aspected the 8th lord Moon. The 8th house was held by
a node. Venus, Rahu and Mars, in the 3 earthy signs, were in-
dividually disposed. Mars was in Hastha (in earthy sign).
On May 18, 1935 Mars directed in Virgo closely opposite
Ingress chart Mercury in Pisces. This direction was in an ear-
thy sign, affecting Mercury and hence significant for the quake
on May 31, 1935.
Example 8: The Assam earthquake that occurred on
15.8.1950 killed nearly a thousand people and destroyed about
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2,000 houses. The Sun entered Aries on 13.4.1950. The for
lowing solar ingress horoscope is cast for 21 h 41 m 44s 1ST.
Ayanamsa 23deg 09' 44".
Asc Sco 08 deg
34"29"
Moon Aqu 19 deg
28' 57"
Mars(R) - Vir 01 deg
26" 42"
Merc Ari 16 deg
26'59"
Jup Aqu 06 deg
32* 01"
Ven Aqu 13 deg
40'23"
Sat(R) - Leo 20 deg
20* 17"
Rahu Pis 14 deg
14* 42"
Ketu Vir 14 deg
14' 42"
Mercury, earthy Tatwa planet, who was also the 8th lord
was in special aspect of Mars. Jupiter, a major planet, could
be noted to be in airy sign. The eclipses that occurred on Sep
12 and Sep 26, 1950 were total and on both the occasions,
Saturn was closely moving with the transit Sun. This malefic in-
fluence portends disasters in the year, coupled with Mercury -
Mars relations (earthquake) stated above.
On the fateful day in question, Saturn was in close con-
junction with Mercury (earthy Tatwa pianet). Mercury, the 8th
lord of ingress chart got excited by Saturn, airy Tatwa planet.
Example 9: The Koyna quake occurred December,
10/11,1967. The Sun entered Aries on I4.4.l967at06h 18m 9s
IST. The chart cast using the Delhi coordinates is given below.
Ayanamsa 23 deg 23' 50"
Asc Ari
05 deg 34'26"
Moon Tau 14 deg * 58' 59"
Mars(R) - Lib 02 deg 01'00"
Merc Pis 05 deg 46' 15"
Jup Can 01 deg 52* 22"
Ven
Tau 06 deg 09* 40"
Sat Pis 06 deg 43' 27"
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Rahu Ari 13 deg 31' 15"
Ketu - Lib 13 deg 31*15"
Mercury, earthy planet, was in Pisces with Saturn. The
8th lord Mars joined Ketu in an airy sign, in Libra, combinations
enough for a quake.
Saturn directed on the 9th December, 1967 exactly on
his original degree in the ingress chart. Mars, the 8th lord in in-
gress chart was excited by transit Ketu.
Example 10: Date of earthquake - 31.8.1968. Epicentre
Khurasan in Iran. Casualty - 12,000. Solar entry in V.E.
13.4.1968. Time lOh 57m 21s Zonal Standard Time. Capital:
Tehran. Co- ordinates: 35 deg N4o' and 51 deg E26*. Time
zone: 60 deg E. Ayanamsa: 23 deg 24' 45".
Asc Gem 20 deg 13' 20"
Moon Lib 01 deg 13* 07"
Mars
Ari
18 deg 30'28"
Merc
Pis 17 deg 49* 56"
Jup(R) - Leo 02 deg 30' 35"
Ven Pis 11 deg 59'21"
Sat Pis
23 deg 00'44"
Rahu Pis 25 deg 13' 53"
Ketu Vir 25 deg 13* 53"
Saturn, the 8th Lord was in close association with Rahu.
He was also related to Mercury placed in Pisces.
On the 7th August, 1968, Saturn retrograded in Aries,
very close to the ingress Sun, and in opposition to ingress
chart's Moon. Just 3 weeks iaters Iran's earth shook violently.
Ketu was still in Virgo as though looking forward to the entry of
Mercury, earthy Tatwa planet.
Example 11: This time the city Yungay in Peru became a
victim of nature's wrath, by an earthquake on 30.5.1970 losing
nearly 67,000 people. Almost six iakh inmates became home-
less. The worst in the history of Peru.
The vernal equinox was touched by the Sun at 14h 15m
32s zonal standard time, on 13.4.1970 at Lima, Peru's capital
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city. The city's co- ordinates are t20eg S 03' land 77deg W 03*.
Time zone: 75deg W. Ayanamsa 23deg 26' 37". We get the fol-
lowing ingress chart.
Asc Can 24 deg 05'13"
Moon Can 01 deg 36* 10"
Mars
Tau 03 deg 06'51"
Merc Ari 18 deg 50'11"
Jup(R) -
Lib 08 deg 38' 02"
Yen Ari
19 deg
21*19"
Sat Ari 16 deg 18' 07"
Rahu Aqu
17 deg 52'16"
Ketu Leo 17 deg 52'16"
Saturn and Mercury as could be seen, established a
clear connection in their dose proximity. Saturn was also the
8th lord. The nodes influenced the 8th house in Aquarius.
Barring the Moon, Mercury finishes his transit In every
Rasi faster tha any other planet, normally. But this time he
overstayed in Aries. From March 29, 1970 to June 08, 1970.
That is for nearly 70 days: This was obviously not to disjoint
his relations with Saturn in snaiis's course. Here Mercury's
motion was much slower than the slowest Saturn. On the date
of the quake in question these two were on the same degree,
literally. Thus Saturn the 8th lord of the ingress chart was not
destined himself to loosen from the shackles of quake- causing
receding towards the opposite degree of ingress Sun. Rather
reinfluencing the autumnal equinox. The earth in Peru swal-
lowed Its own inmates caving in many homes.
Example 12: On the eve of Christmas in 1972 about
7000 people lost their lives in a quake In the city of Managua,
capital of Nicaragua. The Sun intered Aries on 13.4.1972. The
chart cast for the above- mentioned capital is for 01 h 34m 04s
zonal standard time. Geographical co- ordinates for Managua
are 12 deg N 8' and 86 deg W 18'. Time zone 90 deg West.
Ayanamsa: 23 deg 28' 26"
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The ingress chart is as under:
Asc Cap 19 deg 05'03"
Moon Pis 22 deg 16' 57"
Mars Tau 17 deg 40' 15"
Mer(R) -
Pis 10 deg 12' 53"
Jup Sag 14 deg
38' 36"
Ven Tau 15 deg 38' 40"
Sat Tau 10 deg 35'43"
Rahu Cap 07 deg 57' 32"
Ketu Can 07 deg 57' 31"
Mercury was in Pisces, his allergy sign for causing an
earthquake. Taurus, an earthy sign, was occupied by Mars,
Venus and Saturn. The irony of fate placed these three in
Rohini, the middle star. Ascending sign was earthy Capricorn,
with Mars placed in Taurus aspecting the 8th Leo.
The quake in question occurred on 24th December 1972.
On that day transit Mars. Mercury and Venus were in opposi-
tion to the 3 planets of ingress chart in earthy sign while Saturn
in retrograde motion was opposite transit Mercury. Jupiter
closely in the face of Rahu was about to set. On Jangajry 04,
1973 there took place an annular solar eclipse in which the
heliacally set Jupiter was also to be involved.
Example 13: In the present case, over 23,000 people
met their Waterloo in the earthquake on February 04,1974 in the
city of Gautemala, itself and Capital of Gautemala Republic.
The solar ingress chart cast for 13.4.1973 (valid upto next entry
ofthe Sun in vernal equinox on 14.4.1974) should give us clues
required. The Sun entered Aries on 13.4.1973 at 07h 43m 08s,
Zst, Gautemala, 14 deg N 38' and @0 deg W31'. Time zone 90
deg West. Ayanamsa 23 deg 29' 19".
The zodiacal diagram:
Asc Tau 00 deg 51' 41
Moon Leo 12 deg 32' 53'
Mars Cap 19 deg
04' 50'
Merc Pis 00 deg 58* 52
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Jup Cap 15 deg 19'00'
Yen Ari 00 deg 58' 52'
Sat Tau 23 deg 11' 20'
Rahu Sag
17 deg 31' 20'
Ketu Gem 17 deg 31* 20'
The ascendant was Taurus (earthy sign) with Saturn in It
in Rohini (middle star of an earthy sign) while both Jupiter and
Mars were moving close in another earthy sign's middle star,
Sravana. Mercury was In Pisces. The 8th house and Its lord
were simultaneously in the grip of deadly malefics.
In this case also Jupiter set heliacally on the 2nd
February 1974 (two days before the quake)in the last degree of
Caprciorn. Saturn directed on 27th of the same month just
90deg away from the degree of ingress Mercury. These
reasons emerge to have caused the calamity in question.
Example 14: Nine weeks after the above mentioned
tremor the turn of China came in succession. On May 11,
1974, nearly 23,000 people were wiped out in South- West
China. Here we use the solar ingress chart made for
14.04.1974, 03h 52m 21 s Zonal standard time, Beijing, 39deg N
55 deg and 116 deg E 26. Time zone 120deg East. Ayanamsa
23deg 30' 09".
Asc Aqu 13 deg
14' 58"
Moon Sag 21 deg 21' 46"
Mars
Gem 02 deg 37" 46"
Merc Pis 10 deg 06' 12"
Jup Aqu 14 deg 32'27"
Yen Aqu 13 deg
52' 06"
Sat
Gem 06 deg 09* 42"
Rahu Sco 27 deg 22'15"
Ketu Tau
27 deg 22'15"
Saturn was not only In Gemini but he established the
needed connection with Pisces- Mercury. Mars aspected the
Sth house while the 8th lord was under airy planet Saturn's in-
fluence.
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The timing of the quake becomes a bit complicated here.
The two quakes - in Gautemala and China - had an interval of
only nine weeks although the death toll was almost Identical.
In the two ingress charts, Jupiter, Saturn and nodes
changed signs. Mercury heliacally rose on 13th May which
was the only related phenomenon. Since the quake occurred
within 27days of the ingress of the Sun, major planets did not
progress much.
To have a better understanding the China's earthquake,
we better rely on its Republic chart cast for October 1, 1949
which is given below:
Asc Aqu
10 deg
Sun Vir
14 deg
Moon Cap
10 deg
Mars
Can 21 deg
Mer(R) - Vir
21 deg
Jup Sag 29 deg
Ven Lib 25 deg
Sat Leo 20 deg
Rahu Pis 23 deg
Ketu
Vir 23 deg
The diurnal point of Mercury falls In 17 deg Leo. This is
also Ketu's diurnal point as both of these are together in the
Republic Saturn is In Leo 20 deg. Hence this longitudinal area
in Leo assumes greater importance in the context of quakes in
China after October 1949.
' Since the solar ingress chart in question reflects quakes,
transits with reference to Republic chart close to the above
mentioned degrees of Mercury - Ketu. The degree occupied by
Mars in the Republic chart was also Influenced by Mercury at
the same time.
If a solar ingress chart does not Indicate quakes, such
transits against a country's chart should be read carefully.
Example 15: In the earthquake that hit Turkey on the
30th October 1983, over a thousand people were killed. The
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solar Ingress relevant for us took place on 14.04.1983. The fol-
lowing chart cast for Ankara city for 05 h 15 m 13 s ZST is
reproduced. Geographical co- ordinates used are 39 deg N 57'
and 32 deg E 50'. Ayanamsa 23 deg 37' 07".
Asc Pis 28 deg 50'59"
Moon Ari 09 deg 51'45"
Mars Ari 12 deg 12'43"
Mer Ari 17 deg 43'26"
Jup(R) - Sco 16 deg 51'59"
Yen Tau 07 deg 09' 52"
Sat Lib 08 deg
09' 31"
Rahu Gem 04 deg 46' 47"
Ketu Sag 04 deg 46* 47"
Saturn and Mercury were directly related mutually I
aspect. The 8th house was aspected by Mars and Mercury.
The ingress horoscope had enough potence for an earthquake
in the country.
On the 30th Oct., 1983, Sun. Saturn and Mercury were
together on the 13th degree of Libra. That is to say, Saturn and
Mercury were over the transit Sun, forming exact solar con-
junction. This degree was opposite Ingress Mars. Not only
this, the conjunction in question occurred on the Sun's degree
In the horoscope of the Republic of the Turkey. (The Republic
came into existence from 29th Oct., 1923). This very degree
was further occupied by ingress Mars.
Example 16: Numerous buildings were destroyed and
nearly 10,000 people were killed in Mexico city in the quakes
that occurred on September 19- 20, 1985.
Following is the horoscope cast for the Sun's entry in
Aries, on 13.04.1985 at 09 h 33 m 23 s ZST Mexico city's coor-
dinates: 19 deg N 26' and 99 deg W 09'. Time zone: 90 deg
West. Ayanamsa 23 deg 38' 52".
Asc Tau 22 deg 01' 04"
Moon Cap 17 deg 14'01"
Mars Ari 27 deg 26' 20"
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Mer(R) - Pis 13 deg 38' 15"
Jup Cap 19 deg 18* 56"
Ven{ R) - Pis 14 deg 54' 37"
Sat(R) - Sco 03 deg 25' 25"
Rahu
Ari 24 deg 37* 11"
Ketu Lib
24 deg 37'11"
Mercury was in Pisces in retrogression, at the time of
solar Ingress, along with retrograde Venus. The longitudinal
interval between the two was just over a degree only. The 8th
lord Is In fall In aspect to malefic Saturn. Both the Moon and
the 8th lord Jupiter were in Sravana, middle nakshatra of an
earthy sign. Such 8th lord's aspect on the ascendant should
be taken note of in an analysis of this nature.
A conjunction occurred betwen the Sun and Mercury
(latter is earthy Tatwa planet) in Virgo (an earthy sign) opposite
Mercury in ingress chart. Jupiter was going to direct dose to
ingress Moon, on October 03, the quake took its toll two weeks
before this phenomenon.
Example 17: To conclude we analyse the recent tremor
of Bihar which killed nearly 500 people, causing extensive
damage to properties. The fateful day: August 21, 1988: <
On the 13th April this year, the Sun entered Aries at 1534
hrs 1ST. The horoscope cast for Delhi is:
Asc Leo 18 deg 14' 57"
Moon Aqu 18 deg 13' 19"
Mars Cap 10 deg 41*05"
Merc Pis 22 deg 12' 13"
Jup
Ari
14 deg 20* 27"
Ven Tau 15 deg 24'33"
Sat(R) - Sag 08 deg 53'31"
Rahu Aqu 29 deg 18' 21"
Ketu Leo 29 deg 18'21"
The 8th house Is occupied by debilitated Mercury. Leo
rises while the middle Nashhtras of Taurus and Capricorn are in
order occupied by Venus and Mars. The position of Mars in
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Sravana alone needs a special mention, with ascendant being
Leo, as already stated. Saturn and Mercury are mutually an-
gular.
Although in the editorial (April 16 - May 15,1988 issue) it
was observed that mass deaths would occur due to calamities
between 11.8.1988 and 26.8.1988 coinciding with Mercury's
stay In Leo - contact time with ingress Mars - it could not
specifically be located as an earthquake. A calamity could be
of any nature, not earthquake alone.
Mars retrograded near ingress Mercury on August 26,
1988 in Pisces. The September eclipse was close to ascendant
and Moon (Aquarius). On the 27th August also there was an
eclipse In Aquarius, 7 deg away from ingress Moon.
From whatever has been discussed so far in this paper, it
is evident that Mercury's transit, solar/lunar eclipse, heliacal
setting (against rising) of Mercury, or of a major planet, and
retrogression/ direction of a planet in relation to an ingress
planetary degree can act as an effective heavenly signal to
tremor the earth. Mere movements of a major planet, i.e.
progression or receding, may not really be of big help, unless
they are in Rohini, Hastha or Sravana. These three nakshatras
and Mercury hold a master- key to nature's fury, earthquake.
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Chapter 26
Wisdom of the Seers
- Part 2
Presented below is a horoscope from a Nadi.
Astrological reasons as seen by us for the events are
given in the Notes at the end.
The horoscope presented to the sages in assembly is as
under:
2. The discussions open
thus: The native is a male. The
house in which he is born faces
the south. There are no houses
in the opposite direction.
Situated in the north- east side
of the house is a dilapidated
temple of Lord Krishna.
3. The native's father had a
total of 11 coborns out of whom
some died. Only three sisters
and three brothers have long
lives. The father is of dark complexion and has a symmetrical
body. He Is of open disposition. He can speak with double
meaning, Is bold and virtuous. He is livelihood is by agricul-
ture. His body is of bilious disposition. He is fond of gambling
and is affectionate to his brothers. His relatives praise him. He
attains skill in Tamil language, and is piously disposed. He has
fertile landed properties, quadrupeds, conveyances etc.
4. He suffers from piles and stomachial disorders. Al-
though given to anger, he is affectionately disposed to
children. To such a parent, the present native is born.
5. The native is not tall (i.e. he Is of medium hlght). He
receives suitable education, and is endowed with good
qualities.
JUP
SAT
RETU
RASI
VEN ASC
MOON
SUN
RAKU
MERC
MARS
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6. he has long hair, piercing intelligence and a charming
face. He is liked by people in royal association. People
around praise him. He speaks in a whisper.
7. He multiplies parental properities. He has a pure heart
and has a fast gait. He always shows inclination to help people
in distress. Milk and ghee are his favourite items. Devi Parvati.
listen to us in detail.
8. The native has no elder brother/sister, but only one after-
born who is longlived. Others die prematurely.
9. The marriage of the native occurs in his 22nd year. The
bride is dark in complexion but is akin to Lakshmi in beauti.
She is very fortunate, a good behaviour and honors elders.
She is longlived.
10. Maharshi Atri clarifies: Mars is in own sign. 7th lord
Saturn in conjunct his dispositor Jupiter in Pisces. Hence
there is only one wife who will be long lived.
12. The native will have two long living sons and two longliv-
ing daughters. Bhujanga Maharashi wants to know the
reasons for happy progeny.
13. Maharashi Atri explains: Since the 5th lord is in his
(other) own sign as the 9th lord Mars is also similarly placed,
we have given these effects. But as Rahu and Sun are in the
5th house, some children will pass away prematurely. Not only
this, as the 5th lord Jupiter is conjunct Saturn, the native suf-
fers progenic belmish due to previous birth's crimes. Mother
of the elephant faced God, listen to us further,
14. In his previous birth, the native was a businessman who
manipulated the accounts of poor people. They detected this
and cursed him to suffer progenic belmish. He further killed a
snake in a temple on account of which he acquired a second
sin in respect of progeny. At last he developed dislike even for
food, and died.
15. Because of those two blemishes of the previous birth, he
cannot have any long- living child in the present birth. To ward
off these blemishes we suggest a remedy. The native with his
wife should go to Tiruvannamaiai (a sacred place of Lord Siva
known as Annamaleswarar) and worhsip the Lord there piously
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with Bllva leaves (modern scientific name for Bilva is Aegle
marmelos.) (These leaves as indicated by Sasfras are very
dear to Lord Siva.)
16 He should then donate to Brahmins and tell them his
grievances who will free him from the belmish. Reaching
home, he should circumambulate Aswaththa tree (Ficus
religiosa) for 48 days. On completion of these rituals, he
should feed the destitute on days ruled by the asterism Krittika.
17 As a result he will be blessed with longliving progeny. If
these remedial measures are ignored, the subject will never be
relieved from the belmish, only to go issueless.
18. We will now talk of the native's mother. She is fair in
complexion and free from wickedness. She feeds the poor.
She has a slight blemish in her eyes.
19. She is modest and takes only to good path, and is ever
active. She has one brother and one sister.
20 "Since the native has Sun and Rahu in the 2nd from the
4th, the mother incurs defects of eyes". So explains the sage.
Since the 12th from the Moon is aspected by Saturn, this
blemish is due to the mother's own evil acts of the last birth.
When she was a child of playing age, she playfully damaged
the eyes of a frog.
21. Another participating sage queries whether there are any
remedies for the mother's ills. The debating sage refuses to
suggest relief.
22. When the native is 38 years of age, with the Sun' entry in
Capricorn, the native's father will die. His mother will die when
he is 41, with Sun moving in Sagittarius. He will himself pass
away in his 67th year, on Dwadasi day with Sun moving in Pis-
ces and during night time.
23. (In his next birth, he will be a Brahmin, versed in foreign
languages, will serve a king and become world- famous.)
24. (In the present brith), he enjoys all comforts of life and
fame. He will improve his landed properities. He meets people
of royal scion, respects saints and is free from troubles of
debts. He commands conveyances and has no enmies.
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25. Sun dasa ablance at birth is 4y. dm. During this time (i.e.
Sun's dasa), there will be auspicious functions at home and
birth of co- born; the relatives wili be freed from spells of evils
and the native wiil overcome a danger to his own iife. His
father wiil fall 01.
26. Six sages inclusive of Atri detail the above sequences of
events in the native's life, while sage Bhujanga, the 7th par-
ticipant, queries: "Please Clarify as to during what part of the
native's iife, the family goes in for a division."
27. it is in the native's 38th year, that this division among
family members occurs. Without any disputes and with aii fair-
ness. ^
Notes:
3. Father's coborn: This is indicated by the 11th house (3rd
from the 9th house). Here it has influence of the nodes. The
aspect simultaneously of the Sun on to the same house, like
that of a node, generally adds to strain the well- being of that
particular Bhava. The 11th lord, Mercury, is further aspected
by Jupiter who is lord of the 5th and 8th from the native's as-
cendant, and lord of the 9th and 12th from Aries. Hence it
causes death to some coborns of the father and allows some to
live.
Father bold, speaks with double meaning: Mars aspect-
ing the 11th (3rd from the 9th) gives boldness to father. Mars
joins Mercury (tact for father).
Father's lands: Venus aspects 4th counted from the 9th.
Skill of father in Tamil language: Mars rules this lan-
guage, according to C.G. Rajan. The 9th lord is well- placed in
Scorpio along with Mercury, who denotes linguistic efficiency.
4. Father troubled by piles: Saturn or Mars in the 8th wili
cause rectal disorders. The 4th house, 8th from the 9th, is oc-
cupied by Mars.
Stomachial disorders: Jupiter and Saturn are In the 12th
from the 9th house. (In this case, both the diseases may not be
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so severe as these two planets, viz. Jupiter and Mars, are in
own signs.)
5. Native's good education: 4th lord in the 4th house with
t ith lord Mercury, and aspected by favourable Jupiter.
6. Speaks In a whisper: Saturn and Jupiter aspecting the
2nd house. (Even one of them doing so gives similar results).
7. Parental properties multiplied: Sun in the 5th house (or In
the 9th). Good at heart: Jupiter aspecting the 4th house. In
this case, the 4th lord is also in the 4th house.
9. Marriage In 22nd year: Rahu dasa, Rahu bhuktl just
opens. It Is seen In actual experience, planets In the 12th from
Venus have also a say on marriage.
10 to 13: Life- span of spouse and number of children dis-
cussed in the text Itself by the sages.
22. Father's death: Occurs in the 38th year of the native.
Rahu/Mars period will be operating at this stage. The 4th
house concerns father's death, vide Jambunadeeyam of
Maharshi Jambu. Every planet In the 4th house need not
necessarily cause death in Its period, if death is not indicated,
such pianet may give Ills to father's health. Mother's death:
Occurs In the 41st year. Then the native will be In
Jupiter/Jupiter period. Here Jupiter ruling the 5th house is in
the 8th. 5th house rules mother's end, ibid.
25. Sun's dasa: Danger in childhood comes when the open-
ing Dasa Is of ascendant lord or of the 8th lord. Father's Illness
In Sun's dasa is due to Sun's conjunction with Rahu. Here It
takes place In the 5th house. Other things being equal, the Sun
has adverse role on father's longevity if he Is In the 5th house.
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Chapter 27
Wisdom Of The Seers
1. It was to Atri Maharshi, out of the seven sages in assemb
ly, that Parvathi, a consort of Lord Siva, presented the following
horoscope and desired to know of the various events thereof.
2. Maharshi Atri goes
ahead.' This male native is born
in a small village. There is a
temple in the north- east side of
his house. There the deity is
Kaali, sitting on her lion vehicle
(Simha Vaahanarudhaa).
3. The native's father has
only one elder brother and he
suffers from piles. His (i.e. the
native's uncle's) family enjoys
allround prosperity in the first
half of his life. In the later part,
4. The elder brother of the father has one son and two
daughters. He soon separates from the native's father.
5. The native's father is a skillful speaker and is truthful. He
is almost free from diseases. His father (i.e. the native's
grandfather) leaves behind abundant landed properties and a
band of quadrupeds.
6. The native's father is well educated, patient and God-
fearing. He has defects of speech (like stammering). Some
physical deformity could also be seen in him. He is thin in con-
stitution.
7. He will lose the balance of his mind. At this stage, Par-
vathi wants to know the astrological reasons from sage Atri,
who in turn clarfies. Mars is in the 6th in eclipse by the Sun.
This will create difficulties (like mental imbalance) on account
of debts emanting from the southern direction. This will occur
to native's father when the native is 3 years of age.
KETU KETU
VF.N
KASI
SUN'
Mf- .RC
MARS
ASC
SAT
MOON
JUP
RAHU
there is abject penury.
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8. When the native is 4, the debts of the father will be paid
off and wealth will accrue thereafter.
9. The present native is the 3rd issue. He has no elder
brothers (i.e. no male issues bron before him). His first elder
sister (i.e. the very first child of the family) is of the complexion
of a pachiderm.
10. . She is corrupt In character. She wiil enjoy all parapher-
nalia and is free from difficulties. She marries a person from
the eastern direction and obeys him in toto.
11. She will have 3 sons and 3 daughters. Rest of the details
about her will be revealed by us on a different occasion. Now
more about the native. He has 'black tongue'. That is
whatever ill he says will materialise. He is an educated person.
He is majestic in his gait like an elephant and his complexion
too is jet- black.
12. He acquires pearl- studded ornaments. He enjoys limited
sleep. With abundant landed properties, he lives a life that is
much superior to that of his father. The native is very sharp
minded and is very helpful to aii. He is like a scholar in his
speech and has the right guess of events to come.
13. He multiplies the landed properties bequeathed to him
ancestrally.' He honours sages. He also meets the king. -
14. He is virtuous to the virtuous. Wicked to the wicked. He
is not meanmlnded. He attains fame. He has a weakness for
others' females.* He is secretive. He has praiseworthy virtues
and fame.
15. He loves and respects his father. He honourably feeds
those who come to him. He acquires vehicles etc. He has a
deep devotion to Lord Karthikeya (the second child of Lord
Siva and is the prime deity for astrological achievements). He
works in a temple and is a grain merchant. He has the symbols
of the great Conch and great Wheel on his palm.
16. The native has one younger brother and one younger
sister. Both of whom are long lived. We will speak about the
said corborn later on, on a different occasion. The native mar-
ries In his eleventh year. His spouse is his maternal uncle's
daughter.
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17. Now about the native's wite. Her physciai hue
resembles the hue of tender mango leaves. She delivers sweet
and agreeable words. She patronises the poor by feeding
them. She has a long lease of, mundane years to live.
18. They acquire eight children in all out of whom a son and
three daughters will sustain. The rest will prematurely leave
the world. Out of the dead children, the first two will also
count. This is because of Saturn in the 5th house.
19. Becuase of the conjunction of the Moon in the 5th house
with Saturn, a male child is born, akin to Manmatha (the Hindu
god of beauty, or Cupid in Roman mythology) with a long lease
of life. A few words about the mother of the native. Her com-
plexion is akin to the blue skies, or rather resembling the hue of
Lord Vishnu (Neela Megha Syama); She is averse to strangers,
guests and visitors from other localities.
20. Her nature is to act and then think. She is disagreeable
in speech and is a devout wife. After her marriage, there will be
difficulties and poverty, she suffers from rheumatic disorders.
Anger precedes her speech.
21. She has 3 younger brothers and 3 younger sisters who
enjoy long spans of life. We will speak about her brothers and
sisters in the ensuing discussions.
22. In his last birth, the present native was born in Taam-
raparnl as an agriculturist. He helped the poor, visited shrines
and honoured Brahmins. Now it is his rebirth.
23. In the.present life, the native undergoes all kinds of dif-
ficulties from birth to 16th year of age.
24. The native's prosperity Increases like the waxing Moon.
He acquires landed properlties and enjoys freedom from
debts. He constructs a palacial building. He acquires a small
house in his sixth year (seems to be paternal acquisition).
25. in hjs twelfth year, he acquires a well- decorated house.
His fame goes on increasing. Before he attains his fifteenth
year of age, he locates an underground treasure. Please listen
to the reasons for this treasure to- be acquired.
26. Mercury, lord of the 2nd and 11th and Mars ruling
Bhagya and the 9th, are together In the 2nd from the Moon with
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strength. That Is why I have prescribed such a yoga tor this na-
tive. If astrological treatises (or original Granthas) are studied,
we can locate suitable reasons in this context. (Addressing the
sages assembled) Atri says further, "if we give up anger (equal-
ly ego and jealousy) and grasp the reasons stated in the
Sastras, we will find proper arguments."
27. When the native is 29 and with the Sun transiting in
Taurus, he loses his father. Then the native will be in Rahu
dasa. Saturn bhukti. O Paravati, you take enjoyment in Vedan-
ta, called Upanishad. Listen to us futher.
28. His mother dies when he is in his 31 st year. The transit
Sun will be in Virgo at that time. With the native running Rahu
Dasa, Mercury Bhukti.
29. The native himself dies in his 58th year when the Sun
sojourns In Cancer. He will be reborn in Kanyakumari in a weal-
thy Saivite family.
30. The native (i.e. of the present horoscope) has Sun dasa
balance at birth of 5y 8m.
NOTES:
1. The Tamil commentators of the Nadi, viz. C.G.RajiJn and
R.V. Aiyangar, suggest the following Navamsa diagram lor the
original horscope;
3. Father's elder brother;
This can be seen from the 7th
house counted from Lagna and
from the lith occupied by the
Sun. In this case, Rahu is in the
11th from the Sun. Scorpio is a
sign that deals with diseases of
rectum and privities. Hence it
could cause piles to paternal
uncles. Saturn In the 12th from
the Sun causes chequered
prosperity to father and pater-
nal relatives.
VRN MARS
SAT
SUN
MF.kr
RAHU
navamsa
KHTU
MOON JUP
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5. Native s tatner; Venus In the 2na from the Sun denotes
father's skills in speaking. The 6th from the Sun is aspected by
Saturn giving freedom from diseases to father.
6. Combustion to Mars, the 9th lord,' speaks for father's
weak constitution. 2nd lord from the Sun and Mars - who is
Saturn - is in the 12th from the Sun causing speech defects to
father.
8. The 4th year of the native is said to be a period of relief
for father from debts. During the 4th year, the native will be in
Sun's Dasa itself. Saturn at birth is within first 3 20' of Sagit-
tarius. The Sun is between 16 40' and 20 of Capricorn. Pos-
sibly, Saturn would be transiting near natal Mars - Sun region in
Capricorn during the 4th year. The Sun in the 6th house indi-
cates father's debts which are destroyed by Saturn in transit.
Mars, the 9th lord being involved and Sun Dasa running are sig-
nificant in this context. A major planet transiting a bhava which
has its Karaka and lord together in it (i.e. in that bhava) will be
significant for that relative. For example 4th lord and the Moon
in the 4th house being transited over by Jupiter, Saturn or
Rahu.
9. We give below some combined tips for a person not
being the first issue of his parents:
(a) The ascendant lord not being in the first Navamsa. That
is he should be above 3 20' in longitude.
(b) The ascendant lord not being alone in the sign he is in.
(c) The 11th house unoccupied, except by Mars.
(d) Jupiter or the 11th lord not aspecting the 1 ith house.
(e) Jupiter unrelated to the 1 ith lord by company or aspect.
(f) Birth at the time of an eclipse when the 3rd sign from the
eclipse sign is ascendant. If the eclipse is on a full Moon
day, 3rd signs both from the Moon and the Sun are
countable.
(g) The ascendant iord not being Atmakaraka. These are
some of the points that came in our research. Exceptions
to the above could be located by discerning lovers of
astrology.
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10. The native s elder sister is said to be cdrrupt in character
because of Saturn with the Moon (12th Lord) aspecting the
1 ith house. She is also said to be obedient to the husband.
We do not know the reasons for this contradiction.
11. When the 2nd lord is exalted or is with an exalted planet,
one attains Vakphalita, i.e. fruition of what he says. Here, the
native is said to be successful as far as evil pronouncements
(or curses) are concerned. See Mercury related to inimical
Mars. "Black tongue" means one with a mole on the tip of the
tongue. Their hearty curses fast fructify.
12. When the 12th lord is in a fixed sign, the native sleeps for
long number of hours. His placement in a moveable sign gives
less sleep. In a dual, sign, it is medium. If the 12th lord is with
Venus, one enjoys long spells of sleep while with Saturn the en-
joyment is brief.
15. The native has a divine profession as Ketu in 10th is
aspected by Jupiter. The 2nd lord Mercury with Mars denotes
a grain merchant. Symbols of conch and Wheel are respective-
ly Paanchajanya (or the Siren of Lord Vishnu) and Wheel
(Sudarsana Chakra of Lord Vishnu). In physiognomy, these
symbols denote piety, wealth and fame.
23. Difficulties are Indicated to the native upto 16th year, i.e.
throughout the Dasas of the Sun and the Moon, Mars commen-
ces then from which Dasa onwards it is said to be happy
period. The reasons are not far to seek.
26. This para is highly suggestive that one should not
think high of him before astrological rules. No one is extra- or-
dinary to dispute the validity of an axiom of the Sastras. Even
Atri Maharshi is humble before the Sastras. Has not Socratese
said, "One who propagates his extra- ordinariness is merely or-
dinary?.
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Chapter 28
Wisdom of the Seers
- Part 4
Devi Parvati desires to know the future of the owner of
the undermentioned Taurus Lagna Horscope from the sages.
Rasi chart: Aries - Moon; Taurus - Asc; Virgo - Rahu;
Capricorn - Saturn; Aquarius - Venus, Mercury; Pisces - Ketu,
Sun. Mars, Jupiter.
KK'IU
MARS
JUP
SUN
| i
MOON 1 ASC ,
i !
Vl- N
MERC
RASI
SAT
RAHU
devoid of coborn. (See 'c').
Sage Agasthya initiates
foretelling. The native is a
male. There situated are
temples of Ganesa and Kalika
towards the north of his house.
(See 'a'.) His house has nor-
thern face. He is the second
child of his parents, (see 'b'.)
The native's paternal
grandfather has two wives;
born to the first wife is the
native's father. The father is
Sage Parasara interrupts: Does the father's step- mother
have any issue?
Agasthya proceeds: She obtains a child that does not
live long. Another child being a female lives long. And she en-
joys comforts of food, ordinary wealth etc.
Now about the native's father. He Is born in Punaivasu
Nakshatra in Cancer Rasi. He carefully plans before com-
mencing an act. He does not enter warfield (i.e. he will be
averse to litigations, quarrels etc.) He suffers, from diseases of
the navel. He is wise and learned. He prospers with quad-
rupeds. (See 'e'.) He will not have fraternal happiness. (See
T) He will destroy the landed properties of his own relatives.
(See 'g').
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At this stage, another sage asks. How do you predict
blemish to father's coborn and navel diseases for the father?
Comes the reply: Blemsih of father's coborn is because
of Saturn in the 9th and Ketu in the 11th (of the native.) Since
the native has Mercury and Venus in the 10th house, the father
is liable to affliction of the navel) (See 'h').
Further, the native's father in his previous birth had in-
dulged in some unpleasant acts. In that context he was born in
a small village in the north of Madurai tenanted by Soma Sun-
dara (i.e. Lord Siva along with his consort Meenakshi) in a well-
to- do family. He did not feed his pet dog properly. He further
blamed an innocent female charging her with an undue
blemish. With a broken heart, the lady cursed him to go without
maternal and fraternal happiness in the next brith. Then he is
reborn in a Brahmin's family (now as the native's father).
Because of that curse, the native's father in the current
birth lost his mother in his very 6th year. He has no brothers
and sisters. 0 Parvati, the beloved sister of Sri Maha Vishnu, to
that father the native owning the horoscope indicated by you is
born.
Listen to the native's description. He is pure in heart.
He has a fair- complexioned body. He is an affable speaker; he
suffers from windy complaints. (See T). He is good to one
and all. He is fond of young girls (out of lust). (See His
palm has Yuva and Pad ma Rekhas.
He enjoys a long span of life. (See 'k'). He is devoted to
the Supreme Being. (See T). He receives high education.
(See "m").
He cannot obtain children because of Rahu in the 5th
house.
Now listen to an account of the native's previous life. In
that context he was born in Venkatachala (now known as
Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh) in a family of agriculturists. He did
not dutifully look after his mother but left her carlessly. Yield-
ing to his wife he spoke harshly to his mother. The mother,
hurt, cursed: Let there be no progeny for you in the ensuing
birth. Even if some are born, may they soon pass away to your
agony. (See 'n').
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That is blemish No. 1 brought forward by the native from
his previous birth. That is not all. He killed"a snake that was
creeping in his balcony. Then he died of ulcers and now is
reborn in a Brahmin's family.
Due to the curse of the mother and the sin of killing a
Cobra (known as Naga Dosha) in the previous birth, the native
cannot have his own children.(See 'o')
We prescribe a remedy to overcome this dilemma. The
remedy for alleviating mother's curse is; The native along with
his wife should go to Tiruvannamalai of Lord Arunachaleswara.
(This is a famous shrine in Tamil Nadu where Maharshi Ramana
spent his worthy life.) They should circumambulate the Hill
and worship Lord Arunachaleswara. After singing the glory of
the Lord, they should choose three Brahmin girls and offer
them saffron, turmeric, wooden comb, flowers and gold. Then
they should visit the Mother (the consort of Lord Siva) and feed
seven devotees of the Lord. That will free the native from the
clutches of mother's curse.
The Naga Dosha can be removed thus: The native
should get a cobra made of stone and instal it in a temple of
Mariamma (a female deity popularly worshipped in the South
equating her to Parvati) and worship It as prescribed in the
Agamas. Following this, ten Brahmins should be served with
delicious food. As a consequence, the Naga Dosha will vanish.
(See 'p').
If the native resorts to the remedies suggested by us, he
will obtain a son and two daughters all of^whom will be
longlived. If he does not perform these remedies, he will not
beget a child. Even if he gets, they will not last song. 0 Parvati,
a consort of Lord Siva adoring on His Head the river woman,
Ganga, our words do not fail. At birth, the native has a balance
of ly 2m in Ketu Maha Das the Moon being in the 4th quarter of
Aswini. During the native's Sun Dasa, the father will be liable to
incur danger, but will not die. (During this period, the native will
be above 22 years of age). When the native is 30, during the
major period of the Moon the father will pass away. (See 'q').
The native's mother will die in the native's 28th year.
The native will complete his mundane journey in his 67th
year in Jupiter's Maha Dasa when the Sun will be in Aries. (See
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V) he will he again born in a Brahmin's family in Chiaarn-
baram.
NOTES:
(a) The relationship between Jupiter and the Sun is one of
the many combinations for one's birth in shrines and sacred
places. The temples being in the north of the native's house in
the present case is because Jupiter and Sun are in Pisces
which denotes the north. (See Brihat Jataka, Ch.5).
(b) The native is said to be the second child. Obviously he
should have only one elder brother. Whenever Mars occupies
the 11th house, the native normally has one preborn only while
Jupiter in retaliation in the 3rd gives one afterborn only.
(c) The native's father does not enjoy fraternal happiness
and is devoid of a living coborn. The 11th house denotes
younger brothers and sisters of one's father. Note Ketu. Mars
and Sun are powerfully in the 3rd from the 9th. incidentally this
applies to the 9th lord's 3rd house as weii in this case.
(d) A benefic in the 2nd house makes one feed many people.
In this case Venus and Mercury are both in the 10th which is the
2nd from the 9th as well as from Saturn, the 9th lord. When the
9th lord is in the 9th itself, the father is a careful person plan-
ning his acts wisely. More so. when Saturn - the planet of dis-
cipline - happens to feature, the care and caution is certain.
The father is timid and does not quarrel with others as Mars is
in the 1 llh (3rd from the 9th). Malefics. except Mars, in the 3rd
will give courage and belligerent tendency. Whereas benefics
In the 3rd will keep one cairn and quiet.
(e) . 10th house represents father's wealth and prosperity.
Venus denoting quadrupeds is in the 2nd from 9th and hence
father acquires prosperity through quadrupeds.
(f) Not experiencing fraternal happiness has been ex-
plained under notes for 'c'.
(g) The father is said to destroy relative's landed properities.
The realtives of father are denoted by the 12th (4th from the
9th) and their lands etc. be known form the 4th form the 12th,
i.e. 3rd from native's ascendant. Mars ruling the 12th is in ad-
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verse union with Ketu and the Sun In the terminal Pisces. (Pis-
ces if adversely occupied will cause destruction as it is the ter-
minal sign of the zodiac.) Mars ruling the 12th is aspected by
9th lord Saturn. The Moon ruling the 3rd (father's relatives'
properities) is hidden in the 12th house. The moon's dispositor
Mats is again in the 12th from the Moon. These factors possib-
ly hint at the father being an Instrument in destroying
properities of the relatives.
(h) Navel diseases are to be estimated form the planet Ketu,
vide sloka 11. ch. 17 of Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra. Obvious-
ly, the sages give here another combination viz. Venus and
Mercury in the 2nd house from the ascendant will cause navel
diseases. Sine it occurs in the 10th (the 2nd from the 9th), the
native's father gets such a disease.
(i) The native is an affable speaker as the 2nd lord Mercury
is in exclusive association with Venus and unaffected by
others. The yoga of such type makes one not only an affable
speaker but also a versatile genius. Windy diseases will attack
the native as the 6th lord Venus Is In Saturn's sign. Windy dis-
eases are rheumatism, paralysis, artheritis etc. Aquarius, like
Virgo, Is secondary seat of diseases. If a planet other than
Mercury is in Virgo, one can Immediately understand that it Is a
trouble spot for disease. Similarly Aquarius. For example, If
Aquarius is occupied by the Sun, one will be attacked by
cardiac disorders. (Aquarius is called Hrldroga specifically
denoting heart problems.) If this sign Is occupied by Mercury
there will be nervous disorders. By Venus - blood sugar, uri-
nary disorders, kidney trouble and the like. By Mars - hemor-
rhage of lungs, tonsils etc. apart form menstrual disorders in
females; by the Moon - eye defects, brain disorders etc., by
Jupiter - hearing drawbacks and by the nodes Malaria, typoid,
delirium etc.
(j) Lust for opposite sex Is caused by the Moon In the 12th
and Mars in the company of Ketu and the Sun, aspected by
Saturn.
(k) Long span of life comes to the native because of the
combined special aspects of Jupiter and Saturn on the 3rd
house. Saturn, the Indicator of longevity, Is further in his own
sign. According to Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra, the 10th
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House is also a house of longevity. Note two oenefics in the
10th house.
(I) The ascendant lord Venus joining a benefic in the spiritual
Saturn's sign makes the native God- fearing. The 9th lord in the
9th itself is another addition.
(m) The 2nd and 4th house control one's education. The 2nd
lord is conjunct Venus while 4th house is aspected by both the
ascendant lord and the 2nd lord from the merdlan. Any good
planet in the 10th house can make the native learned and let-
tered.
(n) By this statement, the sages seem to hint that one should
treat his mother strictly in accordance with the saying "Matru
Devo Bhava" equating her to God. Distress to her wiil make the
native lament for progenic happiness whereby he will realise
the importance of being a good son.
(o) Rahu in the 5th house and afflicting, Jupiter, the sig-
nlflcator of children, will cause absence of children due to
some curse received in the previous birth. The remedies sug-
gested by the sages can be well followed by those in want of a
child if there is affliction to the 5th house by particularly
Rahu/Ketu.
c
(p) installation of a cobra's replica in 'Mariamma' temple is
suggested. People living in the Northern India may seek to
visit Valshno Devi, Haridwar etc. An image of cobra in silver or
gold according to one's resources may be an alternative.
(q) The Moon's dasa is said to cause deaths of both parents
in the present case. The 3rd house rules parent's death jointly,
vide sloka 4, ch.l 1 of Brihat parasara Hora Sastra. Here the 3rd
lord Is the Moon. She is in a Maraka house (the 2nd) from the
Sun
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the signlfcator of father. The Sun is also the 4th lord,
denoting mother. The Moon acquires double role. Hence the
Moon's Maha Dasa will cause grief on account of parents'
death.
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(r) During the 67th year, the native will he in the sub period
ruled by Mercury in the major period of Jupiter. Jupiter is the
Bth lord while Mercury is the 2nd lord. They are mutually in
2/12 placements. For Taurus ascendant, Jupiter is the first-
rate killer. Possibly Saturn in transit will at the time be In Aries
In the second round of Sade- sathi. Thus, Aries is a sensitive
sign for the native, ruling his parents' deaths apart from his
own.
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Chapter 29
Wisdom of the Seers
Part 5
he tollowing horoscope is analysed by sage Vaslsnta
before Goddess Parvathi in the assembly of sages:
2. The native's horoscope
taken up Is as under;
3. This is a male's horo-
scope. The owner is born In an
east- west street having a temple
of Lord Siva. There is also a
separate temple for Nandi
(Divine Bull) at the northern
end. The village Is neither big,
nor small.
4. The native belongs to a
Telugu- speaking family. His
father has no brothers, but only
one sister. The aunt in question is a good- looking person. She
gets her groom from the western side and obtains two
daughters and two sons. Her second and fourth issues will
have short life- spans. After the death of these two children she
will go back to her parents.
5. The native's father has Virgo ascendant, and birth star as
Bharani (the Moon In Aries). He, i.e. the native's father, has
two mothers. He Is not troubled by poverty and penury. On the
contrary, a great deal of ancestral inheritance will come to the
native's father.
6. The native's father is endowed with conveyances etc. He
is secretive and silent in disposition. He is virtuous. He
manages farm- lands and progresses very much. He is skilful in
Tamil language (apart from Telugu). He is fond of music and
pleasures from other females. He is capable of fulfilling his
promises. His name and fame will spread in all eight directions.
He is quite charitable.
RAHU
RAS1
SUN
MERC
MARS
ASC
KETU
MARS
MOON SAT VEN
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7. He performs philanthropic deeds, visits many shrines.
Throughout his life he remains free from financial depend-
ence/shortage.
8. Sage Atri Interrupts: Why. does not the father have a
(living) brother?
9. Sage Vasista proceeds: Since the native has Rahu in the
7th house, and Saturn in the 3rd house, his father cannot have
a brother. There is birth of a brother to father who only dies in-
stantly.
10. To such a father, the present subject is born. The native
has charming looks and is skilful in three languages. He Is
pious, soft- spoken but somewhat short- tempered.
11. He will not be below the status of his father. On the other
hand, he will become financially more strong, multiplying
agricultural products. He enjoys world- wide fame (meaning
widely famous, if not literally world- famous) and worships Lord
Vishnu. He suffers from piles. He will never incur infamy! The
king wili honour the native's words.
12. The native wiil adopt "divide and rule" policy as tar as his
enemy's are concerned. There is a lotus symbol on the
native's palm. He is endowed with quadrupeds and servants.
He visits many a shrine. At this stage another sage intervenes:
"How could there be such greatness in the horoscope while the
10th lord Venus is in debilitation in the 2nd house, Rahu in the
7th house, and Mercury- Sun in the 12th house.
13. Sage Vasishta clarifies: Jupiter and Saturn are exalted.
Venus is in a Kendra from the Moon while the Moon and Jupiter
are in exchange without blemish. This gives rise to Chamara
Yoga. There is also Mridanga Yoga in the horoscope. That Is
why I have attributed aii these good results to the native's horo-
scope.
14. He further proceeds: The native has a total of 8 coboms
out of whom 3 will pass away prematurely. 3 brothers and 2
sisters will survive.
15. The native marries at the age of 20. His bride is from
western direction. She is of virtuous disposition. Her face
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resembles a lotus. She behaves in such a way that everyone In
the relatives' circle is charmed. She enjoys a long span of life.
16. At this point, sage Parasara obstructs saying that the na-
tive will have two wives. His reasons: Rahu is in the 7th house.
Mercury, the lord of the 2nd is in a"movable sign, behind the
Sun longitudinally. Sage Atri, another participant, refutes the
suggestion of Parasara and matintains that the native will have
only one spouse. Atri's reasons: Since Saturn aspects Jupiter,
the Sun and Mercury, there can be only one spouse, and not
two.
17. Sage Agasthya counsels: "Why both of you sages (i.e.
Parasara and Atri) differ from each other? Both of you will be
right. The native will have actually only one wife. But he will tie
Mangala Sutra (sacred yellow thread with three knots denoting
fulfilment of marriage ceremony) on two occasslons to the
same girl. The first Mangala Sutra will be stolen. In the native's
35th year this will happen and he will tie Mangala Sutra for the
second time.
18. Vasishta revives his analysis: She will give birth to a male
child who is akin to Manmadha (or cupid). She will give birth
also to four female children each one of whom will be as thin as
lightning and endowed with charming looks.
19. All the five children of the'native will be long- lived.
20. The native is a dealer of grains. He acquires landed and
housing properites in 3 adjacent villages. He will not visit cour-
tezans. (This obviously hints that Rahu's placement in the 7th
house does not give this vice to the native.)
21. There is a property division in the native's family when he
will be forty. The native is a good singer.
22. The native's mother will incur bilious and rheumatic dis-
eases.
23. The native in his 34th year will lose his father. At that
ime, the operating periods are: Moon dasa, Saturn bhukti.
24. The native's end comes when he will be 66. His next
birth will be in Kalinga Desa in a weavere family. Sage Vasishta
is now interrupted by Bhrugu Maharshi with the following ex-
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planatlons: "Since the Moon Is in the 6th from Jupiter, there is
Sakata Yoga. Hence the native will die in his sixth year (mean-
ing that he will not have a lifespan- of 66 as foretold by Vasls-
tha)."
26. Sage Atri counters Sage Bhrigu, thus: "The Moon Is in
Sagittarius which nullifies Sakata Yoga. Further, Venus in the
2nd house ensures a long life. There wili be however a disease
in the left eye in the 12th year of age, and mental imbalance In
18th year.
27. The native will have Ketu das balance at birth: 3y 2m.
During this time, the native will have some difficulties (illness
etc.) but the family will attain wealth.
NOTES:
The events described in the Nadi nee< l astrological inter-
pretations. We give below such interpretations for some such
events. For purpose of identity, same paragraph numbers are
given below. Further the Nadi's commentators have also given
some notes on their own. Such notes are given below in brack-
ets.
The commentators have given a matching Navamsa
chart which reads thus: Navamsa: Aries - Rahu; Gemini - Moon,
Mars; Cancer - Juper; Libra - Mercury, Ketu; Scorpiro - Saturn;
Sagittarius - Sun; Capricorn - Venus. Saturn is retrograde and
Mercury is combust (in Rasi Chart).
5. Ancestral properties come to father Sun getting the
company of exalted and Vargothama Jupiter, and In aspect to
exalted Saturn. (For the native's father having two mothers,
the * commentators give following arguments: Paternal
grandfather is denoted by the 5th house, Sagittarius. The 7th
thereform is Gemini whose lord Is relegated to 8th from Sagit-
tarius. He is also aspected by Saturn and is in the 12th from
natal ascendant of the native. The 9th (2nd wife) from Sagit-
tarius is Leo whose lord Sun joins Jupiter, ruler of Sagittarius.)
6. Father fond of other women - Rahu is in the 8th counted
from the Sun, significator of father.
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10. Charming looks are acquired by Mars in ascendant.
Mars in the ascendant or in the 9th makes one skilful in at least
3 languages. Mars particularly rules Tamil and Telugu lan-
guages.
11. Financially the native is strong, and stronger than father
- 2nd house Venus, that too in fall, normally leads the astrolger
to think of poverty. True, such Venus leads to financial
shortages and difficulties. But when the 2nd lord is in the 12th
house with another planet, the native is wealthy. This is a
Parasarlan principle, which could be found In texts like Sarvar-
tha Chintamani. Here the companion of 2nd lord is Var-
gothama Jupiter in exaltation. As regards the native suffering
from piles Rahu in the 7th in aspect to Mars is the reason.
12. The 6th house aspected by Jupiter enables the native to
tactfully handle his enemies. Mrs. Indira Gandhi could be a
perfect example to "divide and rule" when enemies concern, as
her Jupiter was aspecting the 6th, Sagittarius, own house.
13. (The commentators refer the readers to slokas 40 and
41, ch 6 of Phala Deepika and sloka 136, ch 7 of Jataka
Parijata. They also refer to Jataka Chintamani, verses 2021 to
2031 and Pullppani Maharashi's Jyotisha Yoga Manjari, verses \
9 to 11. Pulippani uses "Chamara Yoga etc." instead of
"Chamara Yoga." In the verses of Pulippani, the exaltations of
both Jupiter and Saturn are referred to. Acording to Phala
Deepika, the 6th house is aspected by Jupiter and Mercury
while the 6th lord, Saturn avoiding 6/8/12 is in the 3rd. This
Chatra yoga belongs to Chamara type. Regarding Mridanga
Yoga, we are referred to Jatakalankara of Natraja, verse 347,
and JP, ch. 7, sloka 142. The Navamsa dispositor in turn is Jup-
ter himself in exaltation. The lagna lord Sun is strong by virtue
of being with exalted Jupiter.)
14. Saturn in exaltation in the 3rd gives a number of coborn,
while tha number to be 8 is unaccountable by us with a basic
Rasi chart of the original Nadi. Loss of coborn is due to
retrogression of Saturn in the 3rd house, and the debilitation of
3rd lord Venus.
15. Marriage occurs in the 20th year of the native. That is in
Mercury bhukti of Venus dasa.
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17. In this para, a very interesting, rare development is ex-
plained, i.e. Mangala Sutra being lost after 15 years of marriage
and a second Mangala Sutra being tied.(The commentators
narrate; Rahu in the 7th house gives Kalatra dosha. Mars
ruling the 9th, second wife, and the 4th, pleasures, aspects the
7th house. 7th lord Saturn and 2nd lord Mercury In movable
sign according to Nadi give blemish to first marriage. Ketu
aspecting Saturn is also a Dosha. Saturn In peak, Venus in
2nd, Jupiter aspecting the 4th, Bhogasthana. 2nd lord Mercury
in the company of Jupiter- these are favourable for first mar-
riage. Rahu and Mars will be firm to shorten the first marriage.
Their association withs the 7th house causes 'Bhanga' to mar-
riage through thieves. The commentators give two practical
horoscopes, from their experience. In one case, the Mangala
Sutra was stolen in the 35th year, actually as foretold by a Nad),
and In the 2nd case in the 36th year. First horoscope: Rasi
chart - Gemini - Asc, Mars, Ketu; Cancer - Moon; Virgo - Sun,
Merc, Jup; Scorpio - Saturn Venus; Sagittarius - Rahu. Birth star
- Aslesha. Mercury balance at birth y 2m. Navamsa chart:
Gemini Mars; Leo - Sun, Merc; Virgro - Jup, Rahu; Libra - Sat,
Ven; Moon Ketu. Second Horoscope: Rasi chart - Aries - Ketu;
Cancer - asc, Jup; - Sat; Libra - Moon, Mars, Rahu; Aquarius -
Mercury, Venus; Pisces - Sun. Birth star - Chitta 4th quarter.
Mars dasa balance 2y 6m lid. Navamsa chart: Taurus*- Rahu;
Gemini - Mercury, Venus; Cancer - Sat; Scorpio - Mooh, Jup,
Ketu; Capricorn - Sun; Aquarius - Mars. In the first horoscope,
Mars and Ketu are in the ascendant while Sun- Mercury conjoin
with Jupiter, as per the main horscope under discussion! Here
also 35th year is the year of loss of MangalyaH Both the horo-
scopes given by the commentators have Jupiter's relationship
with the 4th, as they point out. In both tie cases Saturn
aspects the 12th house.)
18. Nadi texts have a simple rule for predicting number of
children. They base such number equivalent to the number of
planets connected with the 5th lord. In this case, this Inter-
pretation works: 5th house has Moon, Saturn aspects the 5th,
Ketu aspects the 5th by reverse 9th aspect, Jupiter is as-
sociated with two planets. Thus there are five. But in many
cases this rule does not work.
19. Long- living children are indicated by the fact that the sig-
nificator Jupiter exalted is in the 12ih house. Such Karakatwas
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flourish. The significator for longevity too aspects the sig-
nificator for issues.
20. Rahu in the 7th house drives one to vices like wine and
women. In this horoscope, the sages do not see a vice like
womanizing. Physical chastity getting impure by Rahu's
placement in the 7th house is countered by Jupiter's aspect on
the 4th house, house of pleasures. Further when Jupiter is in
the 12th house, one will not seek such pleasures out of mar-
riage. He will confine to marital bonds in every respect.
21. 3rd lord's debilitation is a fore- runner of not being
together with coborns on a long- term basis. The 8th lord show-
ing inheritances relegated.to the 12th leads to division in in-
heritances. If in such a case the 12th lord is afflicted it could
cause losses in inheritance. The native is said to be a good
singer. Voice is reflected by the 3rd house (and not the 2nd
house as some think). A mellifluous voice is obtained by a
beneflc planet or exalted planet being in the 3rd. If the 3rd
house is owned by a malefic, the good results are reduced. If it
is a benefic's house, as in this case it being Libra ruled by
Venus, the sweetness of voice increases.
22. 4th lord Mars joining Ketu or Saturn or Mercury will give
such disorders as rheumatism to the native's mother. In this
case Mars joins Ketu.
N.B. This horoscope opens a veritable field for debate as
sages like Atri, Vasishta, Parasara, Agasthya and Bhirgu
counter each other with different arguments.
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Chapter 30
Wisdom of the Seers
- Part 6
The following horoscope is 'presented by Goddess
Parvathi to sage Parasara for purpose of predicting
future events:
2. The sage states: This is
the horscope of a female. She
belongs to Muslim community.
There are timples of Vishnu,
Siva, Ganesa and Draupadi in
various directions of the town.
There is also a tall Masjid.
People belonging to various
communities live in the town. It
is a big village rather.
3. The girl is born in her
mother's home. Her father's
hometown is Just within "a walk-
ing distance coverable say in four ghatis". Father's home is a
iarge one, divided in three portions. Father had eleven co-
borns out of whom 5 are aiive Including him - two males and
three females.
4. The father is dear to all, but somewhat cunning In dis-
position, and has a prosperous business.
5. He is famous and has landed properties. He believes In
God and is pious. He has broad eyes, strong limbs and is
somewhat well- versed in Tamil. He is skilful, somewhat liberal
and Is not a taie- bearer. He is somewhat harsh in his speech.
6. He is careful in spending money and saves for rainy
days. He has two wives. Although endowed with a saving ten-
dency, he will waste money on account of his wives, and will
destroy part of his properites. This native is born to second
wife.
MARS MERC SUN MOON
VEN '
KETU
RASi
RAHU SAT ASC
JUP
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7. The girl is fair in complexion and is .very truthful. She
does not think ill of others and is virtuous. She has a lotus- like
face.
8. i will now narrate her marriage. Marriage occurs during
her tenth year. The husband comes from northern direction.
Her husband is patient in disposition. He amasses wealth of a
huge order on account of his spouse (i.e. the present native)
who is blessed by Goddess Lakshml.
9. The couple obtains two sons and two daughters.
10. At this stage sage Atri interrupts wanting to know of the
previous life of the girl's father. Parasara proceeds: He was
born as a male in his previous birth in Kanchipuram and was
doing business with many kings. He amassed wealth. He
befriended a needy person, helped him with funds and
grabbed his lands. Then the poor man cursed him to have two
wives in the next birth out of whom the first wife will be respon-
sible for the destruction of wealth.
11. Now I will describe the mother of the girl (current native).
She enjoys all worldly pleasures and is free from any physical
defects.
12. The native in her previous birth led a happy life, with all
comforts, In the company of her husband and offspring. She
always offered food to the poor. Annually she visited Nagur (a
pilgrim centre for Muslims In Tamil Nadu).
13. Her previous birth was also in a Muslim family in Tlruk-
kona Malal (apparently in Ceylon, now called Trincomalee). In
the next birth she will be born in a Brahmin's family InTriuvan-
namalai (in Tamil Nadu). At this stage Parvathi queries: Having
been born In a Muslim family, why she will be bom in a
Brahmin's family in the next birth? Because of her good deeds
In the present birth, so clarifies Parasara and proceeds further.
14. (In the current birth) Till the end of Jupiter's Maha dasa
the native obtains good effects. She acquires a lot of landed
properitles, all kinds of wealth and prosperity through busi-
ness. Because of a strong Jupiter these good things are due.
She acquires quadrupeds and constructs tanks, temples etc.
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15. Her father will die wnen the native will be in her 35th year,
when the transit Sun will be In Virgo In Sukla Paksha Shashti
Thithi. When the native will be forty she will lose her mother,
with the Sun in transit In Gemini, in Sukla Paksha Dasami.
16. The native will die in her 75th year, with transit Sun in
Aries, on Paurnamf Thithi and In Cancer Lagna. The native will
not have any shrotcomlngs in her present life and the current
birth could be termed excellent (for ail practical purposes).
17. Being curious, Parvathi wants to know more about the
native's 3rd bhava. Discussions proceed thus: Since Saturn is
in the 3rd house, it is evil for coborn who may die as they are
bom. Since the Sun aspects the 3rd house, one brother and 3
sisters will survive and be long- lived.
18. Now about the 5th house. Since the 5th lord Saturn is in
the 3rd house aspecting the 5th house, apart from Jupiter's
aspect on the 5th house, she will have two sons and two
daughters surviving.
19. (After briefly touching Jupiter's dasa, the Nadi however
avoids Saturn's dasa.) The Nadi proceeds further thus: In the
dasa of Mercury, owning the Lagna and the 10th. the native wii
acquire all- round fame and gain through cultivable lands and
business abundantly. She will become wealthy.
20. She will prosper with sharp Intellect, and can subdue
even kings because of her virtues. She will be free from dis-
eases. She will visualise the order of events to come in her
dreams in advance. She will speak justly and will have sleep-
ing comforts. She will enjoy all pleasures like lord Indra and
will have no enemies.
Notes (para- wise)
1. The Tamil commentator gives a matching Navamsa
diagram for the Rasi chart given In the Nadi.
He further adds that at the time of birth of the native In
question, Jupiter and Saturn were retrograde.
2. According to my observations of Nadi principles,
Nadlamsas (each Rasi divided into 150 equal parts) when sub-
divided into first and second halves give clue about birth in a
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certain community. In the hor-
scope under discussion, such a
mention of Nadiamsa is not
available. As such exact com-
munity is not possible to be
known. However, the sage con-
ducting the debate states that
she is a Muslim girl.
3. The native's father is said
to have numerous co- born. The
sign Taurus becomes more sig-
nificant as It is the 9th from
Lagna and contains Karaka
Sun. Seen from Taurus, It has Mars In the 11th aspected by
Jupiter (the latter Is Karaka for elder brothers/sisters) while the
3rd has none. But its lord Moon being with Ketu (not lon-
gitudinally very wide) denotes death of coborns, six in this
case.
4. Father's business prosperous: The 10th lord from the
Sun is Saturn. Such Saturn is aspected by significator for
father, Sun, himself. The 2nd from 9th viz. 10th has Venus. This
denotes prosperity In terms of money for father.
5. Father has lands: From the 9th lord's position, we see
Jupiter aspected by Mars, signifying lands. The 4th from the
9th is 12th whose lord Sun is again weli- aspected by Jupiter.
Taurus, the 9th itself is a Bhoo- Rasi, signifying lands.
Father believes in God: The 9th from the Sun is
aspected by Jupiter, denoting a pious father.
6. Father careful in spending: The 8th house from one's
Lagna denotes father's spending habits, its lord Mars is
aspected by Jupiter - showing that the father of the native Is
not one to waste money, but knows to use money Judiciously,
it is said by the Nad! that the native's father, with all his saving
disposition, will destroy a part of his property on account of his
wife. There is no specail mention by our ancestors as to which
house be looked into about one's losing properties. But in my
observation, It is the 3rd house, as It Is the 12th from the 4th
house. In this case, 3rd from 9th is Cancer, whose lord is with
Ketu and Venus. Venus denotes spouse. Hence Ketu- Venus
MARS SUN MOOS
JUP
KETU
navamsa
RAHU VEN MERC
SAT
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conjunction with the Moon causes partial loss/destruction of
properties for the father.
7. Fair complexion for the native comes by Jupiter and
Mars related to Lagna. Being virtuous and not thinking ill of
others are due to Jupiter in Lagna. Face resembling like a
lotus is because of Mercury's aspect on the 2nd house. In this
case Mercury is Lagna lord as well.
8. Marriage of the native: So many good things are said
about marriage including its early occurrence. With a
retrograde Jupiter in the ascendant, and Mars in the 7th with
Martian biemsih, and Venus the karaka being with a node
should indicate otherwise delayed and troubled marriage. The
events being contradictory, a definite probe is not possible. Ap-
parently, the horoscope has some invisible beauties not clal-
culable in the absence of minute data. The native's own good
fotunes are said to give a lot of wealth to the husband (and to
self, naturally). This is because of Jupiter aspecting the 9th
house; Mercury, the 2nd lord aspecting the 2nd house; 9th lord
Vehus in the 10th house and lastly, but not unimportantly, four
Lagna Kendras being occupied by a total of 6 planets. When
the four kendras are occupied by planets, it is called Chatus-
sagara Yoga (spreading to tour seas). There is another good
Raja Yoga, when the 4 common signs are In occupation. All
this points out to amassing wealth.
9. Progeny: She acquires progeny because of 5th lord as
well as Jupiter aspecting the 5th house. In a female's case the
9th house is equally important. Here aspect of Jupiter and
Saturn may be noted as for the 9th too.
14. An approximate balance of Vimsottari is given by the
commentator, as Jupiter 1 1y4m Od. The original reading men-
tions that till the end of Jupier's dasa (i.e. before 12th year of
her age) she acquires lands, wealth etc. How in such an early
span of life this is possible, is not known. How her Saturn dasa
will be is not also clearly mentioned, while Mercury dasa is dis-
cussed.
15. The Tamil commentator's views on the native's losing her
parents are interesting. These are reproduced as under for the
readers' benefit: "Father dies when the native is in her 35th
year of age. Then she will be in Mercury dasa. Father's ascen-
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dant is Taurus. In some texts, Mercury is also stated to be
Maraka for Taurus. Mercury is in the 12th from the 9th, and the
8th from native's lagna. According to verse No.95 of Pulippani
(a Tamil classical text in astrology) Mercury in the 9th house is
a killer of father. Being the 10th lord, he denotes Karma, paren-
tal rites."
About the mother's death, the learned commentator ob-
serves: "in her 40th year, she will be in Mercury dasa. Maternal
adcendant is Sagittarius. As per another Tamil.work, Chandra
Kavyam, Mercury is Maraka for Sagittarius".
From the commentator's views, we get an important
clue, authentic In nature, that Mercury In the eighth house is
Maraka for father, which we do not normally come across In
most of the text- books.
Out of my own experience, I wish to add that the 35th
year will be fatal for mother if Saturn aspects or is In the 8th
from the Moon. Slmllarty Saturn aspectlng or in the- 8th from
Sun proves bad for father. 35th/7ist year (depending on the
case) Saturn related to 8th house from natal ascendant proves
harmful to the native himself.
16. , The native's life- span is said to be 75. Saturn in the 3rd
gives a long life, not necessarily 75. May be more. May be lit-
tle less. Similarly 8th lord gives abundance of life- span when
he is in an ocean- sign (Pisces or Cancer). Here Mars is also
aspected by Jupiter. Further, according to ancient authorities,
the role of 10th house in estimating life's length should not be
Ignored. That way Venus in the 10th house is again good.
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20. The 5th house rules dreams. Its lord aspects the 5th
house who In turn is aspected by Jupiter. These should enable
the native see dreams that can materialse.
21. In this regard, the commentator's views are worth
noting, when he opines: "Jupiter placed In the 4th from the
Moon causes Kesari Yoga. When both Venus and Jupiter are in
Moon's Kendras, one is dear to king. It is very auspicious to
have the three beneflcs, viz. Jupiter, Mercury and Venus, In
strategic points. The 4 Kendras both from the Moon and Lagna
are occupied. Refer to verses 297 and 276 In Keeranur
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Natraja's Jatakaiankaram There Is Veena Yoga as all planets
are disposed In seven signs, refer to verses 322,264 and 276".
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Chapter 31
Wisdom of the Seers
- Part 7
We give below a Taurus Lagna noroscope as
discussed between sages in a Nadi text- book.
2. Sage Kausika proceeds
with the delineation. The native
is a male. He is born in such a
street wherein one row of the
houses faces the south, and
another row the north. There is
a temple of Ganesa In the north-
ern side.
(Note: We have used
paragraph numbers here so that
the reader can easily correlate
the .astrological notes being
given by us at the end of the ar-
ticle discussing reasons for various events in the Nadi.)
3. There is a mosque adjoining the native's birth- house.
His house is divided in two parts and he is born in his father's
home. He does not stay in maternal grand- mother's home.
(Obviously in second part of the house, the native's maternal
relatives live.)
4. We (meaning the sages) shall now elaborate upon the
native's father. He has 3 brothers and one sister, who live long.
The father is of fair complexion, short- statured and has good
habits. He honours elders. Loves youngsters. Sweet in
speech. Very intelligent. Gathers valuable articles.
5. The father of the native flourishes with ever- increasing
agriculture products and is respectful of ascetics. He is skilful
in subduing his enemies and taking them in his fold. He is
somewhat secretive in disposition. He leads a happy family
life, being praised by all.
6. There is a line of wealth on his palm, as also a whirl.
ASC RAHU
RASI
SUN
MERC
JUP VEN
SAT
KETU
MOON
MARS
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7. To such a parent, this native is bom. We shali now deat
with the native's horoscope. The native is also fair- com-
plexioned. He is adequately educated and is intelligent. He be-
comes wealthy. He is prudent and increases his possessions.
He is affectionate to his spouse.
8. He does not break his promise. He respects ascetics.
His speech is marked by stammering. He is friendly to all and
enjoys landed properties.
9. His physique is hairy. He honours elders' words and ad-
vices. In beauty, he is like cupid. He is skilful in mathematics.
He is valorous and never plans to harm anyone. He belongs to
Sidhdhini community.
10. He has two younger brothers and two yonger sisters all
of whom will be longlived. If there should be any more births,
they will not live long. Our words shall not go in vain.
11. Now we shall deal with his marriage. Marriage occurs In
his eighteenth year with a girl obtained from the eastern direc-
tion. He will beget two daughters. There will not be any male
issue.
12. Devi Parvathi interrupts sage Kausika (also known as
Viswamitra): "Please explain why there is not going to be any
male progeny to the native concerned."
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13. The sage answers: Since Mercury, the 5th ford, is in Can-
cer and his dispositor Moon is relegated to the 8th in the com-
pany of Ketu and because of sins of previous birth, the native
will not have children. Even if children be born, they will only
die prematurely.
14. In his previous birth he was a Sudra (4th caste) and was
enjoying prosperous life, with his spouse, landed properties
etc. There was a temple of Ganesa In that village on the banks
of a canal. There was also an idol of Naga Raja, apart from
idols of many gods for worship. Brahmins used to perform
daily Puja in that temple. The temple was located under an
Aswaththa tree.
15. Under the Aswaththa tree, the native committed an un-
forgivable crime. He had a concubine. He sought carnal
pleasures secretly with her under that tree. She conceived.
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Medical assistance was resorted to in order to abort the foetus.
In the process, the female died. A big blemish sat on his
shoulders.
16. Because of this sin, in the previous life, towards the end
his riches did vanish. He was not able to afford even a meal.
He went to Rameswaram, had a sacred bath and performed
worship Sri Ramalingeswara. Then he went to Madurai to
bathe in the river Vaigai and conducted worship Chokkanatha
(Lord Siva adoring Ganga). He was later blessed by Brahmins.
Because of these developments, he now took birth in a supe-
rior line of family.
17. I suggest a remedy for the native to overcome the
blemish of not begetting a male progeny. He should go to
Tirukkazhukunram (in Tamil Nadu) and circumambulate the
sacred hill there along with his wife for one week and worship
Lord Siva, who consumed the great Halahala poison in order to
save the Universe. Then he should procure a sliver idol of Lord
Kartikeya (son of Siva) and offer it to Brahmins along with
flowers, sandal paste etc. After performing these deeds, he
should feed seven people and return to his town. He should
perform Sashtl Vrata for one year. Then he will obtain a son
who will be long- lived. If he does not perform this remedy,
there will never be male issue.
18. At the time of birth, the native (of the present horoscope)
has a balance of Venus dasa for 15y 5m 17d. Now) shall tell
about the effects of the opening dasa of Venus.
19. Academic attainments and grace of Goddess Lakshmi
will occur. Business will flourish. He will beget coborns. Ac-
quisition of a new home and prosperity In his calling will take
place.
20. With all these good events, the native will lose some of
his coborn. Expenditure will increase. Paternal grandmother
will pass away, inauspicious happenings to maternal relatives
will also take place.
21. As the sixth lord Venus is in the 4th house, his coborns
will suffer from incurable diseases. There will be disputes on
accounts of landed properties arid loss of articles.
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22. At this stage, Jalminl interrupts to state that because of
the 9th lord being in the 4th (in the company of 6th lord), the
native's father's brother's wife (i.e.aunt) will- pass away follow-
ing a stomachial disease and the uncle also will soon quit the
world.
23. (The first sage resumes) I n the dasa of the Sun, there will
be loss of quadrupeds. The native's father will be III. In- laws
will go through a spell of troubles. Enemies will confront the
native. He will suffer from eye disorders and his missions will
be futile. Because Mercury is conjunct the Sun, the first half of
Sun dasa will give many adverse results. The 2nd half will fare
better. He mil acquire a new home.
24. Now about the results of Moon's dasa. Birth of children,
advent of wealth and lands, fulfilment of desires, professional
prosperity and marriage and such other functions for
brothers/sisters are the results for this dasa. The native will get
half of his ancestral home as his share. There wili be good ef-
fects on account of his wife's influences. They will visit shrines
and bathe in sacred rivers. He wili get rid of his sins.
25. Since Ketu is in association with the Moon in the 8th
house of the native, his father will be often In danger. Quarrels
on account of landed properties are possible. The native will
incur enemity with people holding an authority of law.
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26. Parvathi wants to know as to at what stage of the native's
life wili his father die. The sage proceeds thus: This will be
dealt with in the effects of Mars dasa of the native, in Mars
dasa the native will prosper with landed properties and will ac-
quire a child as well. His business will expand. He mil under-
take charitable activities in progress of a temple of Lord
Kartikeya. During this dasa, the native's wife will however be
subjected to some difficulties. She will have a strainful preg-
nancy.
27. In Rahu dasa, the native will get many auspicious results.
He will worship Lord Siva. The native's mother mil undergo a
dangerous period.
28. In Jupiter dasa. there will be negligible results of good
nature. All- round loss of wealth and failure in undertakings will
result. Enemies will increase. Agricultural crops will decline
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from his lands. Many ot such adversities will pain the native
and throughout the first half of Jupiter dasa, the native will not
be happy, due to Sakata Yoga.
29. In Ketu bhukti of Jupiter at the age of 64, the native will
pass away.
30. We shall aiso narrate about the periods of his parent's
ends. During his 29th year, he will lose his father, and in his
39th year mother will die.
31. In his 45th year, he wil see a split in family properties. His
wife will die after him.
NOTES:
Some important events discussed in the Nadi are nar-
rated here by us through astrological arguments so that the
reader can understand the horoscope in a better manner. The
paragraph numbers below are items relating to the events
given above in the nadi analysis:
4. Father's fair complexion: 9th lord joining Venus in Leo
ruled by the Sun.
5. Father being wealthy: The native's 10th house being in
aspect to Saturn (the 10th lord) as well as to Venus.
7. Native fair- complexioned: Lagna lord Venus joining
Saturn gives one black complexion. But here we do not know
the angular distance between these two planets. Nor do we
know of the Navamsa position of Venus. However, the aspects
of Mars and of Jupiter on the ascendant give one a fair- com-
plexioned physique.
Adequate education: Rahu in the 2nd in Gemini and
Lagna lord in the 4th house.
intelligence: Jupiter aspecting the ascendant and the
lord of the"5th Mercury in aspect to Jupiter.
Wealthy: The 2nd lord Mercury aspected by Jupiter while
the lords of 1 and 10 are in the 4th.
8. Speech marked by stammering: Rahu in the 2nd house,
Moon in the 8th house, Karaka Jupiter in debilitation.
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Not breaking promise: Jupiter aspectlng the lagna as
well as Mercury.
9. Hairy physique: Saturn aspecting the ascendant.
Beautiful like cupid: if Mars aspects the ascendant,
without being in affliction, one obtains good features and
looks.
Mathematical skills; Mercury in conjunction with the Sun
gives skill in mathematics and grammar.
it. Early marriage: This horoscope supports the view that
Mars in the 7th does not delay marriage if he is in own house.
13. Here it is stated that the native will not have children at
all while in paragraph 11, it is stated that the native will have
two daughters but will not beget a son.
19. Venus dasa: This dasa is said to rule the native till he
completes the 16th year. But the results attributed to this dasa
like flourishing in his calling, acquiring a new home etc. do not
seem to be possible in normal case.
28. Jupiter dasa, the 6th dasa, is said to neutralise many of
the previous good results. Jupiter is lord of the 8th placed in
the 9th, hcuse of fortunes. Further the Nadi attributes^bad ef-
fects for this dasa because of Sakata Yoga.
29. Ketu bhukti in Jupiter dasa gives death to the native in
question. One is the 8th lord and another is occupant of the
8th house.
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Chapter 32
Paralysis
An Astrological Study
Paralysis is that state of a body when the affected limb
is deprived of its movements and functions. In
medical parlance, paralysis is of various kinds. To wit, eyes,
face, tongue (speech), legs, hands etc. can be struck by
paralysis and the relevant function could remain destroyed,
temporarily or for ever.
Sometimes paralysis could be to one side of the body.
Yet sometimes, total paralysis can occur affecting the whole
body. Then there is paralysis of lower and of upper half of the
body.
Introduction
Mainly this disease is caused by nervous affection. An al-
ternative kind Is caused by rupture of blood vessels when an
accident, fall or hit occurs causing severe injury.
In the case of paralysis caused by nervous affection,
JSaturn and Mercury have a key role. Without their interference
either directly or indirectly, this kind of paralysis cannot be
thought of, in a horoscope analysis.
When paralysis is caused by rupture of blood vessels,
supply of blood to the injured part of the body is interrupted
and consequently that particular limb becomes insenstive, in-
effective and nonfunctional. Here, the significator of blood -
Moon - is fit to be considered. Many wrongly suggest that Mars
rules blood while he actually rules marrow, one of the Saptha
Dhatus or the seven essential ingredients of the body.
The Rasis that are involved in causing paralysis are Can-
cer. Gemini and Virgo. These are prime signs.
The house to be considered is the 3rd. The 3rd house
denotes movements of any limb of the body. This house of
course rules hands and legs in general, while in subtle analysis
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3ra and nth are Doth considered for right and left parts in
order. Any movements of any limb, for example even the move-
ments of pupils of the eyes, turning of neck, bending by hips
etc. are all to be considered thru the 3rd house. Minus con-
sideration of the 3rd house, diseases relating to movements of
bodily limbs are ununderstandabie. Hence the 3rd house is sig-
nificant in case of movement of bodily- limbs by human efforts.
In case of paralysis of tongue or eyes, the 2nd house be
in addition considered.
Paralysis has been known from time immemorial and is
not a modern- age illness unlike AIDS and the like. In ancient
medical literature, paralysis is termed broadly as 'Vaafa Roga"
or windy disorder, and specifically known as Pakshavatha in
general. Paksha is one side of the body.
The 3 Temperaments
Our ancients described planets to be in charge of
Gunathrayas or the three temperaments, applicable to a
human body, which cause sound health or ill- health. When a
certain Guna is imbaianced or vitiated, disease relating to that
temperament is born. When Pitta (or bile) comes in the picture,
diseases relating to liver etc. occur. If the imbalance of phlegm
should occur, disorders like cough, asthma, bronchoitis etc.
strike. If the temperament called 'wind' or 'Vaayu' gets vitiated,
one suffer from rheumatism, artheritis, paralysis and the like.
Thus, the sages have allotted the temperament of wind
to planets as under:
Saturn - Wholly windy
Rahu/Ketu - Wholly windy
Moon - Windy and phlegmatic
Mercury - Windy, phlegmatic and bilious
Basis
I have earlier stated that the Basis Cancer, Virgo and
Gemini be considered in respect of understanding paralysis. It
Is keeping in view these windy planets In consideration. Bahu
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tias no own siyn, universally acceptable to all autborltles nence
If is a difficult issue for me to state with authority unless one is
guided by his own experience. As for me I never wondered
which could be the own sign of Rahu/Ketu. In the analysis I
have not added Aquarius under paralysis, as basically this Rasi
is found to be 100% effective in analysing heart diseases.
Without considering Aquarius, heart diseases can at best
remain ununderstood
Second half- Capricorn
As for the whole ol Capricorn, another Rasi ruled by
Saturn, my studies are minimum and as such I cannot say with
confidence that this Rasi should wholly include. Nor can I say
this Rasi is not wholly important. What all I know is this:
Capricorn's first half is Chatushpada Rasi (quadruped sign)
and second half is Jalachara Rasi (watery sign). The second
half is comparable to tulfledged Jalachara Rasi like the other
two Cancer and Pisces. (Incidentally Scorpio is not a
Jalachara Rasi. It is the only insect sign or Keeta Rasi.) Hence
I suggest that the 'second half of Capricorn, being 'footless'
(according to Parasara) be considered in case of affected
movements, i.e. paralysis. (This portion of Capricorn also
denotes lameness, amputation of legs etc.)
Before taking up the actual cases on hand, we better
have a glimpse of what the classical authorities state in this
respect.
Ancients and Paralysis
I have culled out some important rules for windy disor-
ders which include paralysis (dangerous as compared to
rheumatism, artheritis etc.) from texts like Parasara Hora,
Saravali of Kalyana Verma, Jataka Tatwa of Mahadeva of Rut-
lam,
1 The 6th lord in debilitation and being in the company of
Saturn causes windy disorders.
2. One will be troubled by windy disorders in the 59th year
it the ascendant lord is in the 8th house, as Saturn is in the 6th
house (Mande Satrugathemeans Saturn in the 6th house. But
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some translators interpreted this as "Saturn with inimical
planet" which I am afraid gives an unsound concept.)
3. Rule 2 cited above from Parasa Hora, states thus: If
Saturn is with an inimical planet (i.e. Sun/Mars) while the Lagna
iord is in the ascendant itself (instead of 8th as above), windy
disorders will strike the native at the age of 59. (Part 1, English
rendering by R. Santhanam.) Let me cite the Sanskrit part of
tne text - Lagnese Lagna Rasisthe Mande Satru Samanvithe
Ekonashashti Varshe thu Vaatarogardito bhaveth I
Rules 2 and 3 above seem to be independent, and rule 2
is not a distorted version of rule 3.
4. The Sun in Cancer in aspect to Saturn - the native will be
highly troubled by windy disorders.
The sign Cancer is brought in picture for It rules blood
circulation in the body. Not because it is wholly a watery sign.
But because it is ruled by the Moon.
5. Mars aspecting Saturn - the latter placed in Cancer -
windy disorders to the native may be foretold.
6. Mars in the 10th house in association with, or in aspect
to, Saturn - the native will incur windy disorders.
VeeraSimhavalokana, whose author is Veera Simha, as
the text itself suggests, enlists some general astrological prin-
ciples, This is an ancient Sanskrit work dealing with astrologi-
cal reasons, remedial measures, medical cures of ancient
nature and giving reason related to one's Poorva Karma (deeds
of previous birth) as to why a certain disease occurs In'the cur-
rent birth.
The text states in the context of windy disorders thus;
(a) If Mars is in the sign owned by the Moon (i.e. Cancer)
one will be troubled by various kinds of diseases, Including
vitiation ot blood and bile. This rule does not directly specify
paralysis, rheumatism etc. After seeing rule 5 and the like, as in
the earlier paragraphs, our researches can be centred on Mars
placed in Cancer, or connected with the Moon, to be a cause of
a particular kind of paralysis called Hemaplexia - paralysing a
certain part of the body depriving it of blood supply. Without a
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formal meaical study, we cannot pretend to know or ail tnese
things but be enthusiastic to learn more with such back-
grounds.
(b) In this work, there is no specific mention of- Mars- Moon
conjunction leading to this kind of disorder when it discusses
astrological reasons. But while suggesting remedies, it refers
to Mars- Moon conjunction. Hence a clue is born to the effect
that Mars and Moon related by conjunction can cause blood
disorder. Of course this is a very elementary principle. How-
ever, In magnified circumstances leading to severe diseases
this conjunction can mean more than a mere blood disorder. In
given cases, with loaded afflictions from other heavenly
bodies, these two planets, viz. the Moon and Mars in associa-
tion can cause paralysis, like Hemaplexia.
(c) Karkatasthe Bhaanau svaputradrushte. . . . .vaatapit-
todbhavaapeeda: The Sun in Cancer in aspect to his own son -
Saturn, causes disorders of wind and bile. This rule was
produced under S.No.4 supra. Earlier 'bilious disorder' was not
referred to, whereas now it is.
(d) Saurimadhyo yada sikhi - This hints at windy disorders if
Ketu joins Saturn.
Remedies
Veera Simhavaloka suggests remedies in the context of
the above four planetary yogas to overcome such illnesses.
(a) & (b) - Mars - Moon conjunction: When these two
are conjunct, the disease can be overcome by donating gold,
fawny cow etc. and by performance of Japa, Homa etc.
prescribed by Sastras.
(c) Sun in Cancer aspected by Saturn: Remedy as
above.
(d) Satum- Ketu yoga: Japa (recitation of divine spells in
low voice) and Homa (fire sacrifice) In appeasement of Ketu be
done. Ketu Mantra be aiso recited. Donation of gingilee. gold
and goat are suggested by the text.
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Western astrologers
There is an unfortunate trend among certain groups of
the followers of Hindu astrology to decry as meaningless any-
thing stated by Western astrologers. Somehow i do not sub-
scribe to such views that those stated in western astrology,
using zero degree Ayanamsa lack in substance. An open mind
is a sound mind when it comes to learning. Be it any discipline
of learning. .
From my gloss, i quote some specific rules concerning
the disease under study. Readers inclined to test these may go
ahead, with practical horoscopes.
(a) The Sun rising (close to the ascendant) being in
aspect to Saturn. (Our ancient texts prescribed that the Sun be
in Cancer in aspect to Saturn).
(b) The sun afflicted In Saggitarius.
(c) Uranus afflicting Mercury at birth,
(d) Saturn afflicted in Aries.
(e) Hemiplegia- Paralysis of one side of the body - by
the Sun getting afflicted through Saturn/Uranus.
Practical Examples
Old age paralysis is not a big surprise. When persons in
prime youth are sadly affected by this disease, many decades
ahead, for them, could be at stake.
Mercury rules youth. Saturn one's old age. When these
two are not conjunct, and be a couple of signs apart, atleasi
with an orbai space of ninety degrees, then young- age
paralysis is a distinct possibility. But when they are together,
old- age paralysis is to be feared. These are two basic
guidelines that I have found to be operable in most cases.
Another suggestion that may be followed is: if the 4th
house is of prime importance in analysing this disease (or for
that matter any disease), oid age wili be the main target for the
heavenly bodies, if it Is the 10th house (meridian), then the vic-
timisation is In youth.
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The two horoscopes we discuss here are ot two
youngsters who are just in their twenties. They are not mutually
related in any way. They hail from families with totally different
backgrounds. However, a strange similarity is: both of them
got paralysis, partial paralysis, on the same day, in Delhi. The
date is: January 19,1991.
Firstly, see the horoscope of a lady bom on 18th July,
1970 at 0630 hrs, New Delhi.
Rasi positions. Aries- Saturn 27- 10; Cancer Ascendant
14, Sun 01- 33, Mercury 13- 51, Mars 6- 22, Leo- Venus 12- 50,
Ketu 9- 55, Libra- Jupiter 03- 32, Sagittarius- Moon 20- 39,
Aquarlus- Rahu 09- 55.
Balance of Venus dasa
(Vimsotlari) at birth - 8y 11m
2ld.
She was married on 13th
April 1988. During her fourth
month of first pregnancy, she
got paralysis on January 19,
1991.
The Moon, ruling Cancer,
which is also the ascendant, is
in the 6th house in Sagittarius.
The most important yoga for
paralysis is seen in Mercury's
placement right on the ascending degree. Mercury is the 3rd
lord in this case.
The period of occurrence of the disease is in Saturn
bhukti of Moon dasa. At birth Saturn placed in Aries, in debilita-
tion, is related to the 6th lord, Jupiter.
Saturn In transit was opposing Cancer, in which the
planets at birth are in the first half itself. Hence Saturn's transit
afflictions became more effective and concentrated.
if we see the rules quoted from our classical text- books
in the initial pages of this article, we find that most of the rules
apply here. These cannot be In toto'. Contribution of each yoga
SAT
RAHU
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EXAMPLE 1
ASC
SUN
MERC
MARS
VEN
RETU
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is partial But the rules are too many too be ignored. We may
broadly understand them as under;
(a) The 6th lord is aspected by debilitated Saturn, in-
stead of 6th lord in fall and being in the company of Saturn.
(b) The Sun in the 4th in Cancer, from Saturn. An angular
relation is not less effective and is a recognised and an
operable Sambandha (relationship) between any two given
heavenly bodies.
(c) Mars In Cancer in the 4th from Saturn - instead of
Saturn in Cancer, in aspect to Mars.
(d) Saturn in the 10th house while Mars is In Cancer, in-
stead of Mars in the 10th house in conjuction with, or in aspect
to. Saturn.
All these yogas if advantageously understood can cause
formulation of a new rule: The 6th lord in aspect to Saturn from
the 10th (or the 4th) as Cancer Is occupied by Sun or by Mars.
The second horoscope given below, apart from dealing
with our subject- matter, equally throws light upon an ancient
saying relating to the period of planet placed in the 30th degree
of a Rasi. Such a planet should be not confused with Atma
Karaka. For Atma Karaka need not always be in the last degree
of a Rasi at birth.
This native is a military officer. He was born on 7/8th Sep-
tember 1965 at 0145 hrs, New Delhi. The planetary positions at
the time of birth were;
Taurus - Rahu 15- 10; Gemini - Ascendant 25- 40, Jupiter
5- 14; Leo- Sun 21- 36, Mercury 5- 15; Virgo - Venus 29- 35; Libra
- Mars 18- 31; Scorpio - Kefu 15- 10; Capricorn - the Moon 16-
51; Aquarius - Saturn (R) 20- 25.
Moon dasa (Vimsottari) balance at birth - 4y 10m lid.
The native in question came to see his parents in Delhi
on a holiday. Unfortunately he met with an automobile accident
on 19th January 1991. As a result, his right ankle was dislo-
cated. In the process he got what is called hemaplexia (a kind
of paralysis when a certain side of the body is deprived of
biood). He is a bachelor.
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RAHU AST 1
JUP
SAT(R]
7/8 S*p I96S
MOON
KXAMI'I.K 2
SU.V
MERC
KETU ^ MARS
i
1
VHN
We may observe certain
yogas in the horoscope relating
to this problem.
Mercury is in the 3rd
house in aspect to retrograde
Saturn, who rules the 8th
house.
The Moon is placed in
watery part of Capricorn,
second half, which is called
footless, and is aspected by
Mars.
Ketu placed in the 6th house is aspected by retrograde
Saturn. (See rule of Veera Simha- valokana, which stands
modified in this example.)
In transit, the 6th lord Mars was traversing on natai Rahu
in Taurus. The 10th lord (young age) was in Cancer, exactly op-
posite natal Moon in Capricorn.
At the time of the event, Rahu dasa was on. Venus bhukti
is in currency from 6th Feb 1989 through 5th Feb 1992. The
sub- sub period of Saturn rules from 10th January 1991 through
July 2, 1991.
Planet on 30th degree
The sub period lord is Venus. He is placed in the very
concluding degree of Virgo. This deserves a special attention
in this context - a calamity affecting one's health in a
dangerous manner.
"In the dasa of a planet occupying a Rasi Sandhi (i.e. the
area where one Rasi ends and the other one starts), there wiil
be disease. In the end of the dasa of the planet that head
towards the thirtieth degree of the Rasi concerned, death will
take place." (Ref. Horosara of Prithuyasas, ch.n, sloka 6.
English translation by R. Santhanam.)
Thus a planet in the 30th degree of a Rasi. or in the very
first degree of a Rasi. is dangerous and should be approached
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with fear. 30th degree means when it is past 29 deg. First de-
gree means, the first sixty minutes of longtitude of a Rasi. Here
we should be strict about these two conditions. A planet even
in 28 deg 59' or past 1 deg 1' of a Rasi should not be included
under the purview of this rule. Then the danger is to the
analysis, not to the native.
The word 'dasa' in the above sloka should be more prac-
ticably applied to sub- period.
In the 2nd example under study, the sub period is of
Venus who is in the last degree of Virgo. More so this is his sign
of debilitation, and the mischfef- potence thus magnified.
The sub period of such iil- placed and adverse Venus
could naturally play a havoc with any native's life, by Inflicting
on him a serious handicap.
With the clue given above, as In Horasara, the reader will
stand to benefit in his analysis, if he watches for Interruptions
in health, profession, marriage etc. of a given nativity. How-
ever, declaring 'death' abruptly, be avoided, for that is not a
simple task.
' The two examples given hereof may be of use In our
practical case- studies. They need not be conclusive!- In both
the cases, it might have been difficult for me to predict a
calamity like this before- hand. Let me confess this.
A note of clarification may be necessary here. The dis-
cussions so far made hint at paralysis. If the yogas concerned
are less effective and mild, then the disease could instead be of
other windy nature, like rheumatism, artheritls, spinal troubles
etc.
' In conclusion, we pray for a speedy recovery of these
two young victims and for their golden future.
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Chapter 33
Practical Studies
GAJA KESARI YOGA
javing a Raja Yoga in one's horoscope is not
(everybody's fortune. Sometimes a Rayayoga has
many conditions attached to it. Like a legal contract becoming
void by non- fulfilment of even one single clause, the Raja'yoga
too loses its existence in the event of even a single requirement
being in want. And the native is deprived fully of his dues.
There is no question of partial results here.
By a hurried, superficial analysis we may find Gaja Kesari
Yoga in numerous horoscopes if we only go by Jupiter - Moon
being in mutual angles but lament that results of G.K.Yoga are
not enjoyed by the native. There is more to G.K. than what we
normally use:
1. Jupiter can be angular even from the Lagna. Not neces-
sarily from the Moon. But from the Moon too he can be an-
gular.
2. Secondly. Jupiter in such an angular position (from
Lagna/Moon) should join another benefic or he should be
aspected by another benefic.
3. Thirdly Jupiter should not be in Capricorn. Nor should he
be combust. His inimical placement is also excluded.
4. Only then G.K is formed. Otherwise not. So, the
prinicipal constituent of GK is Jupiter. The Moon may or may
not be In the picture.,
There are more exceptions to GK which we will discuss
on a later occasion.
ADHI YOGA
If you want to notice the results attributed to Adhi Yoga
by ancient authorities, like Parasara. remember the following:
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One is Lagnadhl yoga ana the other is Chandradhi Yoga,
two different ones at that. The former makes one "a great per-
son, versed in sastras and happy" while the latter depending on
the strength of the participants could produce a king, a mini-
ster or an army chief.
Lagnadhi yoga does not include the 6th house according
to the sage. It is only the 7th and 8th (i.e. both the houses and
not just one) that should be occupied by benefics excluding
malefic's placement or aspect. That is 3 benefics in these two
houses. The moment a benefic rema'ins behind in the 6th, the
yoga is inoperable. The 4th house from Lagna should always
be vacant. If we find a Lagnadhi yoga of this pure type, then
we can simultaneously find a great and learned man.
Chandradhi yoga however does not exclude the 6th
house from the Moon.
The 4th house from Lagna or the Moon, as the case may
be. should be vacant. So don't make a mistake next time to
spot the right kind of Adhi yoga.
A RELIEVING BETROTHAL
Some times good events are imminent when one is going
through harsh patches through stars. Or you may say so.
One such case of a lady came to our notice, which we
share with our readers.
The lady's father had a severe breakage in his leg bone
in the first week of June, 1988. As though this was not enough
she was herself operated on her abdomen for a major sick-
ness. just a week later. When she was groaning under the
heavy impact of the "hillocks", came as a relief the fixation of
her betrothal (alliance negotiated much earlier) for July 28,
1988. Then again quickly a condition is stipulated: marriage
will actually take place after a year, around the same time.
She was born on January 7, 1964 at 1229 hours in
Roorkee (UP) with the following horoscope:
Aries - Asc 4; Gemini - Rahu 17 50'; Virgo - Moon 29
35', Sagittarius - Merc 16, Ketu 17 50'; Sun 22, Sat 27;
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Capricorn - Mars 2, Venus 24,
Pisces - Jupiter 18. At the time
of birth, Mars Dasa balance 3y
7m 17d.
She is in Jupiter's Dasa
(ruling the, 9th house) and
Saturn's sub period (occuoant
of the 9th) from 12.10.1987.
These two planets significantly
bring the native's father to the
forefront of anyalysis. The 9th
house has Sun - Ketu as well.
This yoga in the 9th house
denotes bone troubles to father (while Moon Ketu in the 4th
gives similar problem to one's mother). The event about father
materialized after the sub- period lord Saturn's entry in Sagit-
tarius, the 9th house.
Her Ketu is conjunct Mercury, the 6th lord (diseases).
Saturn in transit affects the 5th lord, Sun, while Ketu, has been
moving in the 5th house in aspect to natal Mars. Ketu being
close to Mercury, becosmes a Karaka for disease in this case.
At birth Mars aspects the 5th house denoting surgical opera-
tion on stomach.
Marriage is expected to be celebrated after mid - 1989
when Jupiter will be aspecting the natal 7th house.
CHILD- BIRTH AFTER A LONG DELAY
'Karako Bhava Nasasyah' theory, or the inclination of the
significator or a Bhava in that Bhava to 'destroy' that bhava
more applies to the Sun and the Moon, than to the other five
planets. Saturn, however, is specifically exempted from harm-
ing the 8th house if in the 8th house. On the other hand, such
Saturn gives a long life. In the cases of Mars, Mercury, Jupiter
and Venus, this rule does not seem to aply unconditionally. Un-
afflicted, these planets in the respective karaka bhavas do not
prove so bad as to 'destroy' the Bhava itself.
From actual observation, these four planets in retrogres-
sion in the respective Karaka bhavas (signifying houses) do
JUP 18 ASC 1 RAHU
17- 50
7 Jan 1944
MARS :
VEN 24
SAT 27
MER 16
SUN 22

I
MOON
) :v..u
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hold up the good effects otherwise due. A general distinction
can be thus drawn between planets in progressive motion and
retrograde motion. The latter can well deny fulfilment of their
signification as follows:
Mars (R) in the 3rd - no younger brother/sister. Mer-
cury(R) in the 5th - short of even average intelligence,
Jupiter(R) in the 2nd - Financial achievements of no sig-
nificance, and in the 5th - denial of progeny, particularly a son.
Venus (R) in the 7th - no marriage, or a very tense one leading
to early termination. Needless to mention that these wiil not be
so adverse if in direct motion in those bhavas.
We give below a horoscope to highlight Jupiter's role in
progeny. This male native was born on 17.8.1951 at 1307 hrs.
in Patna (Bihar), with Mercury dasa balance 1y 10m 24d.
He got married in 1970.
His Jupiter dasa rule from
11.7.1971 through 11.7.1987.
Throughout this dasa, the na-
tive lived with vain hopes of ac-
quiring progeny as a thirsty
man awaiting rains in a desert
land. His wife had an abortion
for a contingency in 1973. That
was all.
Remaining in retrograde
motion in Pisces In the 5th
house, Jupiter proved only a
stumbling block.
When you mix water with milk, water gains and milk
loses. Similarly Saturn having got connected with Jupiter ac-
quires power to bestow progeny. In the process Jupiter remain-
ing impotent and Inactive. The moment Saturn dasa started,
prospects of progeny became very bright and on the 22nd
March 1988, a female child took birth to the native's merriment.
Obviously even the conception to wife occurred in the native's
Saturn sub peridod in Saturn dasa. Jupiter did not play any
positive role in his dasa in this regard.
JUPtR)
i
I
1
RAMU Ik
MOON
2- 5< 17 Ang 1955
MARS Ik
MERC 22
SUN 0- 20
VEN{ R)15
KETUlk
ASC1J SAT 7- 12
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This Is a case when Jupiter denied and Saturn bestowed
progeny. Yet there seems to be no chance of a male child's
birth as Jupiter with such an affliction is in debilitation in
Navamsa at the same time.
PAMELA BORDES
Lodon, March 12, 1989: News of the Wor/cfbanneredits
headlines "Call- girl works in Commons" causing embarrass-
ment to the Thatcher Government. Pamela Bordes, nee Singh,
ex- model and beauty queen from exotic India was hired as a re-
search assistant on Pounds 3000 annually. That her charmed
circle included Conservative MP's clothed by concupiscence
has become a plus point for Labour MP's in Britain.
Pamela, now at the head of agreat sex scandal, by no
means smaller than that of Christine Keeler involving war mini-
ster Profumo causing the collapse of Harold Macmillan govern-
ment in 1963, was one among those many fortunates and
unfortunates born on April 18, 1962. But Pamela is both for-
tunate and unfortunate. Fortunate because she was once Miss
India and made millions thereafter in her model assignments;
unfortunate because of her alleged way of questionable life
and present explosive scandal.
Horoscope: Aries - Sun 5. Merc 5, Ven 24, Cancer - Rahu
23, Virgo - Moon 16; Libra - Asc; Capricorn - Sat 17, Ketu 23;
Aquarius - Jup 11; Pisces - Mars 5.
Looking at the events, I have a feeling that she must be a
Libra native. Her father, a military official, died in warfront,
within two months of her birth. The 9th lord is in close combus-
tion. The 4th house should always be well contained for a long
life to father. Here, Saturn is in the grip of malefic Ketu. Saturn
at birth is in the face of Ketu. When Ketu was mouthed by
Saturn, i.e., when both were inching mutually closer and
closer, it cost the native her father.
Her mother enjoys a brilliant career in profession, as a
senior executive in a public sector undertaking. The 10th from
the 4th Is aspected by 4th lord as well as ascendant lord. The
native is the last child in the family. To establish this point we
have to make a deeper probe with Ashtaka Varga. For obvious
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reasons, we limit ourselves to state that 3rci lord Jupiter is in
debilitation navamsa, while short- life combinations for father
are clearly present.
Pamela was discarded by her family members in her
teens as she was a "wayward" child. Mercury- Moon in the 6th.
or Mercury afflicted in Aries (irrespective of house) leads to
one's severences of maternal ties in early life.
Her academic career was taken over by Rahu Dasa.
Whenever Rahu is connected with 2nd/4th house and his Dasa
is on during education days rest assured that academic
achievements are bound to be interrupted. Overcoming the or-
deal depends on Jupiter and Mercury. In Pamela's case, Mer-
cury is combust while Jupiter is not in so good a Navamsa
Rahu aspecting the 4th house ruled the native from 1974 on-
wards. Midway, Pamela left her college (B.A. Second year),
became Miss India, left for Bombay and took to modelling
seriously. These events took place in Mercury sub period of
Rahu major period.
From July 1984 through August 1988, Pamela was sub-
ruled by Ketu and Venus in Rahu major period. She unsuc-
cessfully contested for Miss Universe In Peru. Her second
marriage took place with a French citizen who bequeathed her
his surname Bordes. The mariage lasted only for 4 months but
the surname helped her sneak into Britain. Saturn - Venus
angle interrupted by Mars and Jupiter - so effectively as in this
case including the 7th house - could give plurality of namesake
or brief weddings.
She opened her account of making quick, illegal bucks
with Ketu'sub period. This continued in Venus sub period too.
The apartment she Is ensconsced in, In Westminister, UK,
alone is said to be around Pounds 750,000. Financially hers is
a very potential horoscope with six planets aspectingl the as-
cendant -
Saturn's 10th aspect, Jupiter's 9th aspect, Mars' 8th
aspect and the combined straight aspects of the Sun, Mercury
and Venus. These aspects are very potential as they mean ex-
cept the 10th lord, every other house lord aspects the ascen-
dant. Quite a favourable and rare possession for a native. The
lord of the 2nd Mars and Jupiter the significator of fortunes,
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Dotn aspect the 9th house. These two aspects, in addition to
the aspects of lords of as many as eleven houses on ascen-
dant, made her a unique person climbing to world fame, al-
though infamously.
The 10th lord Moon in the 12th made her vulnerable to
scandals because of the powerful aspect of Mars, from the 6th
house. Both these houses (the 6th and 12th) have direct links
with scandals.
British tabloids published Pamela's claim that by open-
ing her mouth she could bring down the Thatcher regime.
Whether she claimed so or not, such a dangerous potence is
not visible in Pamela's horoscope and with that of Mrs.Mar-
garet Thatcher. In Mrs.Thatcher's case, Jupiter is in own
house in the 3rd aspecting the 9th preventing any such misfor-
tunes. Neither Pamela's radical chart has a strong Sun, free
from affliction. The very fact that her Sun is closely overtaken
by Mercury shows that she is far from affecting any running
government.
(Note; It was much later in 1990 that the Thatcher
government was replaced by John Major due to some inde-
pendent political developments.)
SANSKRIT ALPHABET & NAMES
Like astrology is the language of stars, Sanskrit is the
language of celestial beings. It is difficult to ascribe an age to
this language of Gods, called Girvana Bhasha. As against the
organic progress of languages of men over these centrueis,
the Sanskrit is a product of systematic invention.
Each Sanskrit alphabet, whether vowel or consonant, is
given a planetary rulership from the Sun to Saturn. There are
suggestions in classical astrology to select the initial letter in
the name of a child according to the stronger between ascen-
dant lord in natal horoscope and lord of navamsa lagna.
Among the consonants, Mars rules gutturals consisting
of five alphabets starting from 'ka'. These are produced by
constricting the throat at the rear end of the tongue. Venus
rules the five alphabet- group from 'cha' produced by pressing
the tongue flat against the palate. But turning up the tip of the
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tongue to touch the naro palate we pronounce one ot the five
cerebrals or retroflexes, ruled by Mercury - from "ta*. Dentals
are those five letters from 'tha' ruled by Jupiter. Dental comes
by touching the upper teeth with the tongue. The last group of
five alphabets from 'pa
1
are lorded by Saturn and are called
labials. Labials are pronounced by pursing the lips. Vowies
twelve in number are ruled by the Sun. The Moon rules a total
of eight alphabets, viz. four semi- vowels - ya, ra, la and va,
three similants following semi- vowels, the one aspirate - ha.
That is the Moon rules the eight alphabets in continuous order
from 'ya' to 'ha'.
It is said that if the planet ruling the initial letter of a
person's name is devoid of dignity in the birth horoscope, it
forebodes ill- luck to the native.
EXCEPTIONS FOR ARRODHA PADA
There are certain exceptions to count Aroodha. See to
start with where the ascendant lord is placed with reference to
natal ascendant. Count so many signs from the ascendant
lord to get the Lagnaroodha or simply Aroodha Pada.
Suppose Scorpio rises with Mars placed in Cancer. That
is he is nine signs away from Lagna. So count nine signs from
Cancer, the sign Mars is in. You get Pisces. This Is Lagnarood-
ha.
There are certain exceptions which have not been
brought to light all these years by many astrological compilers.
1. The first exception Is: the same house does not become
its Pada. Then count ten signs to get the pada. Say Moon is In
Cancer lagna. Then Aries, the 10th from Cancer in Lagnarood-
ha.
2. Secondly the 7th from a planet's placement does not
also become the pada. Here also we have to count ten signs
from the 7th. Say for example, for Cancer lagna, Moon Is in the
7th in Capricorn. We have to count ten signs from Capricorn.
We get Libra. That is Cancer Lagna, with Moon in Capricorn
has Aroodha pada in Libra.
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3. There is again an exception to the first mentioned excep-
tion This relates to the occupation of ruler in the 4th from the
planet's own sign. That is for Cancer Lagna. if Moon is in the
4th in Libra, then Libra itself is Aroodha Pada.
These three exceptions should also be applied to calcu-
late all other eleven padas like Lagnaroodha.
Kalachakra Dasa & Horary
Recently I have read in a book on Kalachakra Dasa that
this Dasa can be applied to a horary horoscope as well. This
suggestion is based on an alleged school of Parasara.
There are classical authors' assertions that the chart
cast for query cannot extend to deal with future beyond two
years. That is. the scope of a horary chart cannot deal with
events to occur after two years from the date of question. On
the strength of this, the said Parasari sloka does not seem to be
genuine
As it is. application of any dasa system to horary hor-
scope is like applying dasa system to Sayana horscopes.
JUPITER DASA RAHU BHUKTI
We have observed that this Dasa- bhukti period is quite
strange enough to. obstruct one's professional pursuits and
financial prosperity.
We give below two ex-
amples to drive home the point.
The first one is that of an
ex- finance minister of Sikkim
government, for two consecu-
tive terms, who then rose to be
the State Chief Minister, for a
brief stint though.
Born on 11.10.1929 at
0530 hrs. Darjeeling, West Ben-
gal:

RAHU 1 JUP(R}
It Od 1929
}
1
j VEN 26
1
1
MOON
n
SAT
2
MARS 12
KETV P
asc:2
SUN 24
MERC 14
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The commencement of Jupiter Dasa Mercury bhukti
made him the finance Minister of Sikkim in mid 1974 which
position he enjoyed uninterruptedly til! Jupiter/Rahu (1984).
Jupiter aspecting the natal Sun and the 10th lord Mercury gave
him a Raja Yoga of high order.
The currency of Rahu's sub period brought an elevation
all of a sudden and the native became a chief minister.
Repeatedly it has been seen that a favourably 8th house has
potence of sudden fortunes. Here Rahu in the 8th house is
aspected by Mars, the 8th lord. Mars in turn occupies exalta-
tion Navamsa, giving Neechabhanga to Saturn in the 10th in
Navamsa. Basically Navamsa positions have direct relevance
to one's profession, apart from marital prospects.
The same Rahu's sub period interrrupted the official
position of the native when Mr. N.B. Bhandari of Sikkim
Sangram Parishad won the Assembly elections in March 1983
to become the CM of the State.
Rahu's sub period' in Jupiter Dasa can cause great
upheavals, as in this case, if particularly Rahu is in the
12th/8th/6th counted from Jupiter in the natal chart.
These positions in Dasamsa chart are more harmful in
Jupiter Dasa, Rahu bhukti. Such natives find it very hard to i
recover even in Saturn Dasa.
The second instance is of a native born on July 2,1940 at
2350 hrs. in Singapore. His horoscope is given below:
The,native's Jupiter Dasa
commenced in March 1973.
Throughout the Dasa, till Rahu
bhukti, he had progressed by
leaps and bounds in his family
business. Basically, it was with
the help of his father- in- law,
having two daughters and a son.
Somehow the family business
saw him out from 1986. The
naitve's activities were literally
fruitless. Consequently, his
financial progress was abruptly
hampered. His father- in- law
I
ASC J SAT )
wrru:: jupn
MOON 13 SUN 18
VEN 3
2Jul1940
MOON HAL.
7Y 9M 6b
MARS
MERC 7
RAHU 22
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died in January, 1989 The inheritance ot the native assigned
in the father- in- law's testament is under contest by the native's
brother- in- law. In this case. Rahu the sub lord is in the 6th from
major lord Jupiter, causing all- round problems.
There are cases when Jupiter Dasa, Rahu bhukti did not
harm the subjects. Then these two planets are not in 6/8/12
from each other.
OLD AGE HAPPINESS
One of our ardent readers, Mr. S.V. Raju lyengar of Ban-
galore is keen to know of prospects of his happiness in old age
coinciding with Saturn Dasa to commence in June 1991.
Writes he:
"I am born in Libra ascendant, with Moon in Sagitarius.
At present in Jupiter Dasa, Rahu bhukti from 15.1.1989 through
8.6.1991. My Saturn is retrograde in Anuradha Nakshatra, with
23 dots in Sarvashtaka Varga. aspected by Mars from Leo and
by Jupiter in Pisces. How far does the dictum that the 5th
lord's dasa in old age gives happiness hold good in my case? I
am scared of Dasa chidra effects. Please enlighten me."
Although full data in the present case are not given, it is
found that Rahu at birth is in Gemini - 4th from nata Jupiter,
which is good enought not to greatly disturb the native in
Jupiter/Rahu. But the one year period from July, 1989 coincid-
ing with the Jupiter's transit on nata! Rahu will be adverse.
Simultaneously Saturn in transit affects natal Moon, the 10th
lord. Hence one has to foresee professional misfortunes till
July 1990.
Regarding Saturn Dasa starting from June, 1991, it is
bound to upset the native's happiness during the first sub-
period ruled by Saturn, in other words from July 1989 to June
1994, excepting July 1990 to June, 1991, there will be a couple
dof major problems affecting the native adversely.
Fearing a trouble ahead is only compounding one's
miseries.
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PROGENIC PUZZLES:
Mr. R.P.Agarwal from ichchapore, 24 Parganas, has
some inquiries about the 5th house affairs of his horoscope.
He has two children, one male and the other female
One of the children is born by an operation while the other is
normal birth. His queries are :
a) What is the sex of the first- born and also the second- born?
b) Which one is normal birth?
He has a third query. His wife is expecting a baby in July,
1989. What will be the sex of the child to be born?
I wish the reader, with such complicated questions, gave
correct horoscopes. Here the errors are not due to Ayanamsa
difference, as the variations are not constant. Unfortunately
birth- places are also not given.
The recast horoscope of the reader together weith that of
his wife Is given below: The longitudes furnished by the reader
are shown in brackets.
Mr.Agarwal born on 28.12.1962 at 2017 hrs 1ST.
Sun - Sag 13 03' (13 03')
Moon
:
Cap 03 20'(05 16')
Mars (R) - Leo 01
0
25' (00 47')
Merc - Cap 00 45" (00 45')
Jup - Aqu 15 04' (19 04*)
Ven - Lib 29 20'(26 22")
Sat - Cap 16 16' (09 39')
Rahu - Can 06 18'(11 18*)
His wife born at 0937 hrs, 1ST. on 29.10.1965 has follow-
ing planetary placements:
Sun - Lib 12 09* (12 21')
Moon - Sag 07 07"(13 20')
Mars Sco 24 35' (24 34')
Merc - Sco 00 59' (05 02')
Jup - Gem 07 48' (08 36')
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Ven
Sat
Rahu
Sco 28 23'(29
0
10')
Aqu 18 19' (14 04')
Tau 11 22* (16 24')
In the male horoscope, Sun Dasa balance is 2y 11 m 28d
and for the female is 3y 3m 2d of Ketu. In the second case, the
reader has shown Ketu balance as 3y 8m 4d with Moon in 13
20' Sagittarius, Then it should be zero years of Ketu, or 20
years of Venus, in the female's horoscope, Jupiter and Saturn
are retrograde which are not shown in the original horoscope.
In the case of male, Mercury is direct unlike the "retrograde"
symbol used for the pianet.
These errors are pointed out with a view that the reader
knows both the horoscopes correctly and that our readers in
future send us only correctly cast horoscopes, using strictly
Lahiri Ayanamsa.
Now let us look into the queries posed by the reader:
a) The first child was born on 21.10.1986 in Cancer Lagna.
During this time, the wife was in Venus Dasa, Mercury bhukti
while the husband was in Rahu Dasa, Jupiter bhukti.
This child should have been born after an operation.
This aspect could be elicited with reference to mother's natal
planets. Her natal Rahu is conjunct transit Moon; transit Rahu
in the 5th house from her natai ascendant; and the sub period
lord mercury in close transit with retrograde Venus - these are
indicative of child birth after a surgical operation. The horo-
scope of the child in question has afflicted the 4th house - note
Sun, Mercury and Venus (R) in Libra while Cancer rises.
The sex of the child is male. The sub period lord Jupiter
at birth is in a male sign while in transit, at the time of child
birth, he reached the same sign.
b) The second child was born on 8.5.88 with Taurus ascen-
dant. Jupiter aspects the 4th house and is with the 4th lord - in-
dicating no trouble to mother. The child is female as the sub
period lord Saturn (of the father) was at birth in female sign
with Moon. At the time of delivery, mother's natal Moon was
very close to transit Saturn in retrograde motion.
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c) Possible sex of the child to oe born in July 1989; The
mother entered Sun's Dasa from February, 1989. She will be in
Sun Dasa, Moon bhukti at the time of delivery. Father con-
tinues to be in Rahu Dasa, Saturn bhukti. Mother's retrograde
Jupiter is in the 8th house which in transit wili be influenced by
transit Sun. These denote birth of a female child. (Later, the
reader confirmed all the 3 points above.)
PREDICTING BIRTH OF A CHILD
In the course of your dealing with astrology you may any
time be confronted with a Prasna or query as to when the preg-
nant female will deliver her baby. Given below are some tips to
meet the situation, even if the birth horoscope is not available:
Cast a query chart, on Nirayana basis (using Lahiri's
Ayanamsa) for the time and date of the query.
1. The Sun's Navamsa position will indicate the exact
month of pregnancy. The querent can be either the pregnant
woman herself, or anybody genuinely thinking of her. If the
Sun is in the first Navamsa, the pregnancy is one month old,
second Navamsa 2 month old, so on and so forth. Thus the 9th
Navamsa placement of the Sun denotes that the woman is in
her 9th month of conception.
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2. An exception for first Navamsa placement of the Sun is,
that the lady could well be In her 10th month of conception.
Not necessarily just conceived. You need not be in a dilemma,
whether It is 1st/10th month. See who is the 10th lord from the
sign occupied by the Sun. ifthesaid 10th lord is within 180 de-
gree from the query Sun, the pregnancy is just fresh, i.e. one
month old. If the said 10th lord is180
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ahead of the Sun, then
the pregnancy is beyond 9th months now, i.e. in the 10th
month.
3. Then you have to examine the query Sun whether the
delivery will occur in the 9th/10th/11th month of pregnancy, if
the Sun is in a movable sign, delivery will be in the 9th month
(i.e.240 - 270 days). Sun in a fixed sign denotes delivery in
10th month (270 - 300 days) and in a movable sign in the 11th
month (300 - 330 days). So to say, the query Sun in Gemini,
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Virgo. Sagittarius or Pisces will cause delivery after a longer
duration of conception.
Thus, step No.2 will tell you the possible Sun's position,
signwise. at the time of delivery.
Of course, a doctor can tell you the "probable" period of
delivery based on the last menses date of the female. But see
our arguments further, as under;
With the calculations of a doctor, a delivery, for example
expected to take place around March 2 (th Sun in Aquarius)
can take place alter March 15 (th Sun in Pisces). .So an
astrologer can guess the Sun's sign position correctly.
4 The Sun's position in a sign is for a month. You must be
able to reduce it to the possible week. Look at the Moon in the
query chart. At the time of delivery she will be in the 7th/10th
sign from her query placement. By a scrutiny of the
ephemeris. you can know the location of the Moon in one of
these two signs, when the Sun in in the suggested sign. Thus,
you can predict within a margin of 4/5 days about the possible
delivery.
5. The approximate time of delivery on the suggested days
can also be ventured, within a variation of a couple of minutes,
as the Sun- rise or Sun- set within a time frame of a week for
Moon's journey (7th loTOth from query Moon) will not be huge
variance.
See what sign ascends at the time of query. Aries,
Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Sagittarius and Capricorn are the six
night signs or nocturnal signs. Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scor-
pfo. Aquarius and Pisces are day signs or diurnal signs. If a
day sign ascends in the query chart, then delivery will be in
night time. The reverse is true if a night sign is the query as-
cends, To wit, If a night sign ascends, delivery will be in day
time.
After knowing whether the delivery will be in day or in
night, the exact time of delivery can be worked out thus;
Whatever is the protion past by degrees in the longitude
of the query ascendant out of 30 will be the duration to elapse
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from trie Sun- rise(tor day birth) or the Sun- set(for night birth)
Say the longitude of query ascendant is 20 degrees. That is
two thirds of 30. Hence two thirds of a day/night will elapse at
the time of delivery.
The rules suggested above should not be used by the
astrologer to answer his own query. Neither a querist devoid of
sincerity should be entertained.
DREAMS TOO HAVE EFFECTS
Like omens, dreams are also indicators of events to
come. I share with readers some valuable pieces of informa-
tion from my collections.
Dreams are of seven kinds, as divided by our
pastmasters of ancient lore. These are:
1. Drusya: To dream such things that have been seen during
day- time.
2. Sruta: To dream things that have been heard of earlier.
3. Anubhootha: To dream such things which have been ac-
tually experienced earlier.
4. Prarthitha: To dream such things that have been earnestly
desired earlier.
5. Kalpitha; To dream of things imagined earlier.
6. Bhavika: To dream such improbable things of which one
has never heard, or never seen.
7. Doshaja; To dream of matters related to diseases, by a per-
son with biiious and phlegmatic vitiations.
The first five categories of dreams wili hardly have any
real effects. The dream falling in the sixth category will surely
give results. The seventh one, Doshaja, increases the troubles
of the dreamer, but Improves his health. Forgetting the dream,
of resuming to sleep immediately after the dream renders it In-
effective. A dream seen In the first Prahara of the night will
materialize in a year's time. In second Prahara- ln six months.
In the 3rd Prahara- in three months. In the 4th or last Prahara-
ln one month. A dream, occurring close to the sun- rise will
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yield immediate results Prescribed results are sure to follow
such dreams that are seen in the last Prahara of the night.
(Prahara is one fourth of the night on a given day. Night time is
from sunset to the next sun- rise of the locality. Roughly a
Prahara is three hours).
Auspicious dreams: Swimming in a river/sea, flying in
the skies, seeing the world of the sun or the moon, seeing
Dhruva Tara (Pole- star), climbing on a temple or on a house
these dreams indicate some Sidhdhl (or special super- natural
powers) being obtained by the dreamer. It is good to dream of
consuming intoxicating drinks, eating the flesh contained In in-
testines and applying on body the blood of Insects etc. Eating
curd rice, seeing white apparels, diamonds and ornaments
these are also auspicious dreams.
Dreams of being bitten by a snake or bee indicates cure
from chronic disease or advent of wealth. The same results will
materialise If the dream relates to flowers, garments, fish and
fruits, or seeing the planet mars or the planet moon, if the
dreamer Is not a patient, with such a dream he gets wealth.
Snake bite on the right hand In a dream gives wealth on
the tenth day (or within ten days). If a person is hand- cuffed in
dream he will soon become famous and get a good name.
A Brahmin's dream of drinking blood/wine gives wealth.
To a Kshatriya (or one of royal family) - lands and wealth.
Others also get wealth with this dream.
A dream of consuming hot, spilling milk gives huge
wealth within ten days.
Other dreams that relate to acquisition of wealth are:
Freshly cooked food, garland and sandal paste.
Money will come from "all four corners" if one dreams of
having escaped from a burning house/vehicle.
One becomes a king if the dream is; sitting on a lotus in
a pond and consuming curd rice or ambrosia. Early acquisi-
tion of kingdom is denoted if one dreams of blood oozing from
his body, or his having a bath with blood.
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The dreamer soon gets married if he dreams of embrac-
ing a girl in saffron robes. He gets money wherever he goes if
the girl in question is in brilliant, white robes, with a garland of
pure white flowers around her neck.
Enlargement of family Is indicated if the dream relates to
seeing a king, elephant, horse, gold, ox, cow etc. Acquisition
of fame, progeny and wealth occurs with dreams relating to
being bitten by a snake/scorpion dwelling in water.
Inauspicious dreams: A dream relating to climbing on a
neem tree is adverse. Danger Is indicated by a dream of ac-
quiring oil and iron. Equally bad is to dream of being married,
wearing red robes or garland with reddish flowers or swimming
in water- falls. Dreams relating to sight of sun or moon without
radiance or falling of stars tell of impending death. Climbing
on a boat in dream means going away from the current place of
livelihood, or a disease is going to strike. Troubles from king
(or government) follow dreams relating to sight of a buffalo
with horns or a weak and groaning lion. Death will follow a
dream of embracing a female with red garments and red gar-
land. The same result will materials if the female is in black
robes with a garland made of black flowers. The dreamer gets
sick if he sees a female riding on a buffalo, camel or donkey. If
he is already sick, he will die.
Now, you know what to dream*
SCARS & SYMBOLS
Jataka Muktavali has some interesting combinations
dealing with the subject. Some such combinations are given
below;
1. Should one of Mars. Venus and Jupiter be in the 7th
house, the native will have a mark on his head.
2. There will be a scar caused by fire in the native's twelfth
year if the ascendant is occupied either by the Moon, or Mars
or Venus.
3. There will be a scar on the left ear if Rahu is In the 8th
house while the ascendant has Venus in it.
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4. A scar on right hand will oe formea if Rahu is In the 7th
house while Jupiter occupies the ascendant.
5. Venus in the 8ih/l2ih house while Jupiter is in Lagna -
this yoga leads to marks on both the hands.
S. if Mars joins Venus in the 3rd/6th/l 1 th house, a scar near
left arm- pit will be seen.
7. The Sun in the 10th house, or Mercury- Saturn joining in
the ascendant leaves a mark near the right arm- pit.
8. If Venus and Rahu join in the ascendant, there will be a
fish- like symbol on the person of the native.
9. if Mars and Saturn join in the ascendant, the same ef-
fects as at S.No.8 will materialize.
10. Mars and Moon remaining together in the ascendant -
scar on the head of the native.
KALPA DRUMA YOGA
Kaipa Druma means Celestial Tree, said to be in the pos-
session of Lord indra, the king of gods. This Divine Tree grants
any boon desired by the possessor.
. Human beings are not lucky enough to own a tree like
this. Not to deprive us, our great sages, have discovered a
planetary combination that may be available in a horoscope
which can work like the Celestial Tree! Though not literally.
To form this particular yoga, four particularly specified
planets should be either in exaltation, angle/s, or trlne/s
counted from the natal ascendant.
The four planets in question are:
a) The lord of the ascendant.
b) The lord of the sign In which the ascendant lord is
placed.
c) The dispositor of the planet emanating from 'b' above.
d) The Navamsa dispositor of planet arising out of 'c'
above.
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Results attributed to (his yoga by Maharishi Parasara
are: The native will be blessed with ail kinds of wealth, be king-
ly, pious, endowed with strength (physical), fond of war and be
merciful. Vaidyanatha calls the same yoga as Parijata, and
adds one more specific effect to this yoga: the native will enjoy
comforts from the middle of his life till the end. Early phase of
life need not be comfortable due to this yoga.
Mantreswara's Suparijata Yoga is different and need not
be confused with Kalpa Druma/Parijata mentioned above.
Coming back to the captioned yoga, I give below the
horoscope of Lokamanya Balagangadhara Tilak, born on
23.7.1856 at 0612 hrs at 18N32 72E57.
Rasi: Gemini - Merc, Sat; Cancer - asc. Sun, Yen; Virgo
Ketu; Libra - Mars; Pisces - Jup, Moon, Rahu,
Navamsa: Aries - Merc; Virgo - Ven. Sun, Ketu; Scorpio -
Mars; Sagittarius - asc, Moon, Jup; Aquarius - Sat; Pisces -
Rahu.
How the yoga is formed: Lord of ascendant is the Moon,
she is in Jupiter's sign. Jupiter is in own sign. Jupiter is is own
Navamsa, Sagittarius. Now, please see the Moon and
Jupiter(forming part of the four planets from 'a' to 'd'^ men-
tioned above) are together in a trine. One is in own sign as
well. Thus the subject Yoga forms.
Even in an assembly with a large gathering, Tilak was a
synosure, because of his facial brilliance and physical form,
wellbuilt at that. He was pious, philosophical and religious and
was one of the intellectual giants of those days. (Although the
yoga in question does not specify intellectual acquisitions, the
planets involved being Jupiter and the Moon in an excellent
combination gave the native extra- ordinary brain). "Fond of
War" attributed to fhe yoga, aplied in full measure to the native.
His war was not for personal acquisition, but stirred by
patriotism to drive away the Britishers from the mother- land.
Tilak did not have any specific lust for financial expansion. He
was a satisfied soul.
One can find this yoga in Rajiv Gandhi's horoscope also.
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RELATIVES & THEIR HEARTS
A thorough understandings as a result of deep study of
Nadi Horoscopes can give the astrologer the ability to discuss
many matters relating to one's various relatives, their health
etc.
Our traditional classical texts also briefly touch certain
results concerning one's relatives considering the Karaka
planet and the various positions from that particular Karaka.
But Nadi texts have specifically excelled in this respect too.
I have studied in a couple of horoscopes that Mars in the
8th house from the Sun causes cardiac problems to the
native's coborn while the Sun having Saturn in the 9th from him
afflicts the native's father with similar problems. Thus our
sages have given clues to not only know about a relative from
the native's horoscope, but also for example the health of a
particular relative.
I give below two horoscopes. One of an Austrian native.
The owner of the other horoscope is a German.
Horoscope No.1: Female born on August 4, 1967 at
1205 hrsZST, in Vienna, Austria.Co- ordinates: 48 N12' 16
0
E23
Time Zone 15 East. (Data Calculated on a computer).
Libra- Asc 9- 27- 17, Mars 14- 31- 29, Ketu 8- 3- 36; Pisces-
Sat(R)l9- 2- 10; Aries- Rahu 8- 3- 36; Gemini- Moon 26- 44- 7, Mer-
cury 29- 35- 27; Cancer - TheSun 17- 59- 10, Jupiter 21- 10- 27;
Leo- Venus 2- 10- 14. Ayanamsa- Lahiri 23
o
24'07". Jupiter dasa
balance at birth; 7yt 1 mod.
From 25th June 1985 to 7th to June 1986, the native was
in her Saturn dasa, Sun bhukti.
For Libra Lagna, the close association of Jupiter, the 6th
lord, with a certain Karaka or bhava lord causes worry on ac-
count of health, litigations etc. To expand, if Jupiter is with the
Moon, it is mother who will have health problems, if Sun- father,
if Venus - self or spouse, if 5th lord(Saturn)- children. Jupiter
will basically be a source of ill- health when it comes to a Libra
native.
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in this horoscope, Jupiter, the 6th lord is in close as-
sociation with the Sun. (To say that Jupiter is combust and
hence weak Is only to misguiding oneself.) Hence father will
have some health problems. Now our search should begin, as
to what could be the problem In particular. From the Sun, we
see Mars in the 4th and Saturn in the 9th in retrogression.
There is also a node in the 4th from the Sun. Hence it should
be a problem relating to heart, for the father.
Normally, the mutual periods of Sun- Satum are capable
of bringing illness relating to heart, either for the native or his
relative If the horoscope should actually indicate.
When the native was in her Saturn Dasa, Sun bhukti, with
Jupiter moving in Capricorn in transit, opposite Cancer (having
natal Jupiter and natal Sun), her father had a severe heart
problem. Here Jupiter in transit, coupled with dasa periods,
proved the prime indicator of the event. To add, Saturn in tran-
sit was going in Libra, the 4th from the Sun (the sub lord and
karaka for father).
Horoscope No.2.: Female born on 6th December 1960,
at 215 hrs, Bom, W.Germany. 50 N 44' 7E 5'. Time Zone 15
East.
.. Leo- asc 2- 17- 56, Rahu
17- 12- 5; Scorpio- Sun 21 27- 59.
Merc 5- 26- 5; Sagittarius- Jupiter
15- 2- 46, Saturn 23- 25- 46;
Capricorn - Venus 2- 23- 53;
Aquarius- Ketu 17- 12- 5; Gemini-
Mars (R) 23- 30- 4; Cancer Moon
2- 12- 36. Ayanamsa- Lahiri 23
13' 35". Dasa balance at birth:
Jup 1y4m5d (Data cast on a
computer).
in my earlier writings, I
stated that Mars in the 11th is
adverse to eider coborn, and Jupiter in the 3rd is adverse for
younger coborns, while karaka for younger brothers/sisters Is
Mars, and for eider brothers/sisters it is Jupiter. These adver-
sities will be evident in afflicted horoscopes only, and not as a
thumb rule.
MARS
23- 30
KETU
17- 12
6 D c 1960
MOON
2- 12
VEN
2- 24
ASC
2- 18
RAHU
17- 12
JUr- 15- 2
SAT 23- 25
SUN 21- 28
MERC5- 24
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More so, a retrograde Mars in the 11th means some pain-
tui problem for elder coborn (health or any respect). Similarly
a retrograde Jupiter In the 3rd brings troubles to younger
coborn. I am not an exponent to form some rules of my own,
but I have vigorously studied various horoscopes again and
again from one and the same angle, using experience as a
touch- stone.
In the example case. Mars in the 11th, in Mercury's sign,
of a dire enemy, focusses the elder brother of the native as a
subject of victim, by bad stars. From Mars, we see the Sun in
the 6th along with the 4th lord Mercury. In a native if the 4th
lord joins the Sun, heart problems start in a way. Here it is the
eider brother. (To avoid deviation from events ascertained, we
shall not discuss the native's health of heart).
In the month of July 1989, her elder brother (born in
1957) died of a major heart disease. Occurrence of disease,
and end of the elder brother- both were in quick succession.
Then the native was in Mercury dasa, Moon bhukti ending in
October, 1989.
The death occurred with the entry of Jupiter in the 11th
from Lagna containing natal Mars. The reader can draw his
own conclusions.
NAKSHATRA LORDSHIP - MISCONCEIVED
"The sun rules Krittika etc., the Moon - Rohini etc., Mars
Mrigasira etc, Rahu - Arudra etc.."
So goes a list of misconceived lordships of Nakshatras
by planets from the Sun to Ketu. What more, such lordships
are used freely in almost every analysis by many present - day
astrologers.
Even after a vigorous search, we cannot find such an al-
lotment in ancient texts, like Saravaii, Parasara Hora. Brihat
Jataka. Hora Ratna etc. The said misconceived lordships are
exactly in line with the ones used for Vimshottari dasa. No
wonder, this dasa being so popular among Hindu astrologers,
rightly, has led to the wrong use of planetary lordships of Nak-
shatras in any context.
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I am reproducing below an extract ot an article con-
tributed by me to the Astrological Magazine, June 1977, In this
respect. The reader may get some benefit out of these argu-
ments and get rid of a misuse of Nakshatra lordships to
planets:
In compiling their works, the exponents like Parasara,
Garga, Vara ha Mibira. Mantreswara, Rama Dayalu, Venkatesa
Daivagna, Kalidasa etc., have exhibited a lucid sense of dis-
cipline apart from scholarship, mainly keeping in view that a
student has easy grasp of the subject and hence all the matters
throughout the gamut of astrology are arranged in order.
Chapters are captioned with wisdom and appropriate slokas
placed In appropriate slokas placed in appropriate context in a
systematic manner. Rudimentaries are discussed in opening
chapters themselves so the student can correlate the later dif-
ficult expositions. For example, if you are going through a
chapter on Ashtakavarga, you must be firstly made to under-
stand what Ashtakavarga is and then only you must be ac-
quainted with its use. There is no point In taking such
elementary notes to the end of the chapter and taxing you with
tough rules to start with. Thus, we are lucky In respect of
proper guidance from our forefathers. Should there have been
a scheme of stellar lordship, this would have been discussed in
the same chapters where you are informed of the lordships for
Rasis, Navamsas, Trimsamsas Nadiamsas, etc. Now see
Chapter 19 of Phala Deepika wherein Mantreswara deals with
Vimsholtari Dasa. In this context (and not in the beginning
chapters, where he tells you of the rudimentaries of this
science) he brings to your knowledge In sloka of Ch.19 that
from Krittika onwards the stars are ruled by the Sun, the Moon,
etc., just as you use for Vimshotfari Dasa. In the second
quarter of the same sloka he states the number of years of rule
for Vimshotfari Dasa for these planets. This sloka must be
properly interpreted and not for casual benefit. If at ail the
author wants to convey universal applicability of the lordship,
he would have started from Aswini itself and not from Krittika?
What is the need, if not for purpose of Vimshotfari Dasa alone,
to start from Krittika? Vimshotfari Dasa is rightly called Krit-
tikadi Mahadasa. Does any text give you, for example, the
rulerships for Rasis, say starting from Gemini? If the rulership
of planets for these stars are not confined to only Vimshotfari
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Dasa. Mantreswara was not an unwise man to list these some
where else, secluded from the rudimentaries. In chapter 19,
Mantreswara elaborately deals with important aspects of Vim-
shottari Dasa, like Dasa- Bhuktis, their results, etc. Similarly in
Brihat Jataka, Chapter 1, we find Rasi lords, etc., but there is
no mention of Nakshatra lords. When umpteen texts have
tabulated the lords of divisions of right from a Rasiof SCPdown
lo the Nadi Amsa (150th part of a Rasi or 1/5th of degree of arc)
we cannot console ourselves that stellar lordship has been
misplaced.
in Uttara Kalamrita, Khanda XI, Sloka 3, we note in unam-
biguous terms that the Sun, the Moon, Mars, etc., are Dasa
lords (not the rulers of Stars, which please note) from Krittika
onwards. See the specific care and caution taken by the
author.
Sangna Tantra, a part of the voluminous Tajika Neelakan-
teeya of Neelakantacharya, which devotes maximum of its
space for lordships, has not notably dealt with stellar lords at
all.
Now, see the difference between the two Sanskrit words
Rukhsa and Riksha. The former indicates a Nakshatra and the
latter a Rasi. In the first chapter, Sloka 4 of Brihat Jataka, you
note that Riksha means a Rasi. That Ruksha is Nakshatra is
borne by the very caption of the chapter concerned, dealing
with Nakshatras, viz., Chapter 16 of Brihat Jataka. The stellar
position of the Moon, it seems, is only restricted to Dasa cal-
culations and Gochara results with reference to natal star. The
Nakshatra dispositor theory is only a recent addition, which
may be a matter of research for some. The word Rukshasya
was distinctly used by Mantreswara to indicate the Moon in
Sloka 3 of Chapter 19 whereby Ruksha means star only. In
Sloka 2, Chapter 27 of Phala Deepika. the same version as
found in Sloka 1 of Chapter 15 of Brihat Jataka was conveyed,
in different wordings, but both the authors refer to one and the
same, i.e., one house and not one star. Why I mention this in
such depth is to establish that stellar dispositors are not sug-
gested In our texts.
The stellar lordship followed by a number of astrologers
seems to be a simple confused version derived from Vimshot-
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tan Dasa lords. In the so- called stellar lordship scheme, you
have three Nakshatras for Kefu, (viz. Aswini, Makha and Moola)
and three for Rahu, (viz. Aridra, Satabhisha and Swati). Note
that in the whole gamut of astrological parlance, you find no
zodiacal allotment to the Nodes, as detailed below:
1. They do not own any Rasi In the zodiac.
2. Consequently in Shodasa Varga scheme (16 kinds of
planetary strengths) they have no hold.
3. They are not allotted even a single degree of Trimsamsa.
4. In planetary horas, calculatedatthe rateot 2Vfegh. from
sunrise, Rahu and Ketu rule not even a single hour.
5. The seven weekdays are ruled by planets from the Sun to
Saturn only. No Rahu Vara or Ketu Vara.
6. The seasons (Ritus) are not ruled by the Nodes.
7. Directional strength is not applicable to them.
8. They have no combustion (because they have no rays to
lose in the Sun. Nor do they heliacally rise and set).
9. They are not classified as Marakas/Yogakarakas in
general for any Lagna. By virtue of their position they
act.
10. They do not figure in Shadbala because they are exempt
from Cheshbta Bala, Kala Baia, etc.
11. Their exaltation/debilitation vary from text to text.
12. Authors like Varaha Mihira, Kalyana Varma. etc. have not
considered these two planets for Astakavarga. There is
no Rahu/Ketu Ashtakavarga. Of course Sambhu Hora
Prakasa gives Rahu Ashtakavarga only, but here again
you do not have harana or discounts.
13. The five elements are ruled by Mars, Mercury, Jupiter,
Venus and Saturn only. No nodal rulership for these ele-
ments is attributed. The Sun is however a representative
of the Creator and the Moon is Primordial Energy.
14. In Kala Chakra Dasa, Naisargika Dasa. Moola Dasa, etc,,
the Nodes do not feature.
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15. In Ashtottarl Dasa, Ketu is not considered.
Now, when the Nodes are not given rulershlp ot any of
these and are not considered for any purpose cited above, a
pertinent question arises. And that is: When neither a Rasi nor
a Nadi Amsa is allotted to them, what Is the logic in giving them
the rulership of six stars in total? if it be not so, why and what
for they are important in Nakshatra lordship? That the result of
the pudding is in the eating it, does not hold because the pud-
ding Itself is not hygeinic. Thus, when Rahu/Ketu are not the
rulers of these six stars, the whole scheme Is doubtworthy.
In further support, see the following statements made by
the texts for births In the Nakshatras Aswlni, etc. or the so-
called nodal constellations:
According to Brihat Jataka, a person born in Aswini is
lovely in appearance, in Makha- will enjoy life, lln Moola -
luxurious in living, in Swati - virtuous and in Satabhisha - truth-
ful. Compare these attributions to Rahu and Ketu, for a minute
imagining that these planets are the rulers of the respective
asterisms. The dispositions of Rahu and Ketu and their
qualities, roles, etc. are found in most texts. Readily I may
refer you to Slokas 33 and 34 of Ch.ll in Phala Deepika. You
find here that Rahu is untruthful and Ketu is smoky in ap-
pearance. Compare these to results of births in Aswini, etc.,
given above. You find a striking contrast and you will be con-
vinced that these stars are not ruled by the respective planets.
If you are not convinced with Brihat Jataka's version alone,
then see what Dhundiraja's Jatakabharana says: Aswini - en-
joys comforts from wife and children (whereas Ketu's position
In these houses, l.e. the 7th and the 5th is no welcome augury).
Makha respects father (wheras Ketu's presence in the 9th is
not good for paternal relation). Arldta - brightbody (Rahu does
not have a bright apearance). Swati - The person Is as beauti-
ful as cupid, the Hindu God of beauty. Harji's Manasagari says
that a person bom in Aswini looks beautiful and has a stout
body and In Makha, he is a bhogi. Ketu is neither beautiful, nor
has a stout body nor is materialistic. His concentration is on
ultramundane aspect of human life. By showing contrasts be-
tween the results of birth in a particular star and the properties
of the so- called rulership of the start by Rahu/Ketu, I am not at-
tempting to disprove the textual version concerned, but am
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bringing to your notice how sadly we are mistaKen In attribut-
ing the stellar lordships to planets, here the Nodes, with which
they have no relevance at all. For the results of births in
Rasis/Lagnas, you certainly get no confusion because the
qualities, etc., of the lord concerned very well encourage such
result. For example, if you are told that a person born in
Gemini/Virgo is intelligent you have nothing to contradict be-
cause Mercury rules intelligence.
After convincing you thus that the six stars are not ruled
by Rahu/Ketu, you are to be taken to a higher plane of analysis.
The most important aspect in Rasi divisions is touched here.
Any division right from Hora (15) in a Rasi down to Nadi Amsa
(150 such amsas make a Rasi) Is confined only to that par-
ticular Rasi. For example, a Hora Is not divisible between two
Basis. Take any such division and you will find these are wholly
applicable to the particular Rasi only. Then take a Nakshatra.
Its longitudinal arc, as you know, Is 13 20', which Is less than a
Hora. You will find that the star Krittika occupies partly Aries
and partly Taurus, Mrigasira partly Taurus and partly Gemini,
Punarvasu partly Gemini and partly Cancer, Uttaraphalguni
partly Leo and partly Virgo. Like this, you will come across a
certain number of stars among th 27 falling in two houses.
Then comes the question of lordship. Aries Is ruled by Mars
and Taurus by Venus. If you consider the Krittika region, it falls
under the rulership of Mars and Venus, Rasiwise. Then where
is the question of rulership in terms of star by the Sun? In Rasi
division you know that the whole Rasi is ruled by one planet but
the minute divisions by various planets. But in the case of a
star, it goes to two Rasis. Can you tell me a single other
astrological division extending over two Rasis?
Now i shall take you to the Panchanga aspect. Panchan-
ga constitutes five considerations, viz., Vara (Weekday), Nak-
shatra, Tithi, Yoga and Karana. Varas or weekdays are named
after the seven planets and hence those planets are'known as
their lords. Leaving aside Vara, Nakshatra which is the sub-
ject, take the other three, viz., Tithi, Karana and Yoga. There is
no planetary lordship for Tithi, Yoga and Karana. Then why
should we search for lordship for star alone among the
Panchanga aspects?
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DOG BITE
The Karaka for dog- bite In the sphere ot astrology is
Rahu. I give below some combinations for this:
1. Rahu placed in the 6th/8th/12th in relation to a malefic
planet, or to the lord of the sixth house.
2. Saturn placed in the 2nd house in aspect to or in as-
sociation with a malefic (Ref: Jataka Tatwa).
3. Saturn connected with the 2nd lord by aspect or associa-
tion. (Ref; Jataka Tatwa).
As the reader knows too well, the bite of a dog should not
be taken lightly as the same could cause "rabis" even after ten
years. This disease can make one mad. Modern medicines
have effective cure for rabis.
Given below is the horoscope of a child who was bitten
by a dog on 27.4.1990.
Boy born on 17.2.1984 at 2235 hrs in New Delhi.
Rasi: Libra - Asc 4
0
35'45", Saturn - 22
0
46'
!
Mars - 23
0
47';
Scorpio - Ketu 18
s
23'; Sagittarius - Jupiter 12
0
9'; Capricorn -
Venus 4
0
32', Mercury 19
0
35'; Aquarius - Sun 4
0
36'; Taurus -
Rahu 18
0
23': and Leo - Mars 14 17'. Balance ot Venus Dasa
18y6m24d.
Venus Dasa, Rahu bhukti and Jupiter pratyantara ends
on 27.4.90, and Saturn's pratyantara commences on 27.4.90.
For practical purposes, dealing with Pratyantara we should not
be rigid about one or two days and hence we should see
Saturn pratyantara having commenced on that day.
Saturn at birth is with lord of 2nd Mars, which as per clas-
sical texts gives fear from animals. In this case, the bhukti lord
Rahus is also in the 8th aspected by Mars (2nd lord), confirm-
ing fear from dogs.
On the day of the event transit Moon was in Taurus In-
fluencing the bhukti lord, Rahu.
While on the subject, appended below are combinations
indicating troubles from animals;
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1. Should Mars and Gulika be together in the 2nd/8th in
aspect to the 2nd lord, there will be troubles from fox.
For correct calculation of Gulika, see Brihat Parasara
Hora and use the ascendant prevailing with the commen-
cement and not end of Saturn's Muhurtha. For more in-
formation on Gulika, please see earlier chapters.
2. Trouble from fox is denoted by Saturn's rulership of the
6th house who also joins the Sun.
3. The lord of the 3rd and Jupiter together in the ascendant
will cause danger through quadrupeds.
4. The same result will materialize if Saturn, as the sixth
lord, joins a node.
5. If the lord of Lagna and 6th combine with Jupiter, there
will be fear from elephants. If these two join the Moon,
then there will be fear from horses.
All these at best amount to danger from animals.
EARLY LOSS OF HUSBAND
The Moon in Lagna while Mars Is in the 7th house - this
yoga causes death of spouse within eight years of marriage. In
extension. Moon's dispositor in Lagna while Mars is in the 7th
also gives the same result. If the dispositor of Moon happens
to be Venus, as in this case, then the undesirable effect is un-
avoidable.
This is the case of a lady about to enter her thirties who
lost her husband in a tragic automobile accident on 26.4.90.
She, born on I7.ii.i960at9.30 A.M. in Delhi, has the following
horoscope.
Sagittarius - Asc 6
C
26', Venus - &
0
52', Jupiter - to^O'
Saturn 2^30': Aquarius - Ketu Gemini - Mars 25
0
15
,
Leo - Rahu 19
0
26'; Libra - the Moon 7
o
20'; Mercury 14
0
43'
Scorpio - the Sun 1
o
30'. Balance of Rahu Dasa at birth
I7yim5d. Her Jupiter Dasa commenced on 23.12.1977.
She was married in December 1984. Child birth was
delayed. It was only on 15.11.1989 that she could give birth to
a daughter. That too after a great deal of anxious moments at
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the time of delivery The child birth took place in Moon's sub
period of Jupiter Dasa.
The Moon's sub period gave her the worst effect of her
life in the form of loss of her husband. It should not be merely
concluded as the 8th lord's sub period.
First of all Mars is in the 7th in aspect to Jupiter. Al-
though numerous classical authors state that Jupiter's aspect
in this case wards off Martian blemish, Jupiter goes to the ex-
tent of somehow finishing off the marriage. It could be by
death, divorce or desertion.
The second reason for loss of husband in this case is:
\/enus. the dispositor of the Moon in Lagna in aspect to Mars
from the 7th house.
If the reader finds these two combinations in a horo-
scope where marriage is in tact for decades, then we would
surely like to acquaint ourselves, about the exceptions avail-
able in such horoscopes.
Is there a second marriage in the present case?
As often stressed by me, the house of second marriage
is the eleventh house.
When the nth lord is in the 7th house, it promotes the
chances of a second marriage. More so as the 7th house has
severe afflictions. Here Venus, the nth lord further glances
the 7th house. Thus, the lady is destined to have a second
marriage.
There may be some chances for this event with Saturn in
transit in 2nd house (Capricorn) aspecting the nth house. But
the sub periods of Mars and Rahu in Jupiter Dasa are unlikely
to help her. This dasa ends on 23.12.1993. Jupiter enters
Libra (the nth) when Saturn Dasa is about to begin. The
Jovian journey in Libra In 1994 will likely allow the event of re-
marriage.
A FIRE VICTIM
The owner of the following horoscope was born on
20.02.1964 at 10.30 hrs in New Delhi.
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Aries - Asc 19
0
5', Taurus Moon 2
0
39'; Gemini Rahu
17
o
30'; Capricorn - Mercury ZO
0
^': Aquarius - Sat 2
0
48'; Mars
6
0
24', Sun T^s"; Pisces - Venus IT^O" and Jupiter 24
0
54
,
.
Balance of Sun Dasa at birth: 3y 3m 15d.
Mars and the Sun joining in the 11th or in the 3rd can
cause damage to legs/hands by fire. (Heavy smokers are also
seen with these two planets in the 3rd. The damage to the
person's lungs denoted by 3rd house may be slow but deadly!)
In the present case, the native started Rahu Dasa, Rahu
bhukti from 5th June 1984. Rahu at birth is in the 3rd house
while Mars- Sun are in the 11th house. On 19.2.1986 when tran-
sit Jupiter was degreewise on natal Mars (11th house), the na-
tive burnt her hands badly. Part of her neck and chest were
also burnt.
In times of emergency (bad Dasa bhukti) Jupiter moving
in 10th from the natal Moon seems to be bad, not just for work,
but in other respects too, as in this case. Basically such a
movement of Jupiter is to "destroy" the person.
KCD & MARRIAGE
There are many ways to arrive at possible period of one's
marriage.
After undertaking a reasonbly well guided study of a
couple of horoscopes with Kaia Chakra Dasa, the following oc-
curs to me:
1. Jeeva Rasi containing the lord of Lagna, or the lord of
7th. or Venus can give in its sub period (of any Dasa)
marriage to the native, if transited by Jupiter or by Ketu.
.Suitable age of course is a prime requisite.
2. With the sub period of Deha Rasi in operation (in any
Dasa) having lord of the 7th or Venus, being transited by
Saturn or Rahu/Ketu, one's marriage wiii be threatened.
About the 2nd point, we will go Into actual horoscope ex-
amples later on. Now, i give below a horoscope, Whose owner
got early marriage in spite of other adverse indications which
otherwise confirm belated marriage.
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Female born on 16/17th August 1971, at 0417 hrs,
22N3588E23'. Natal positions and other details are:
ASC Can
16
1
- 30"
05
Sun Can 29
- 56 20
Moon Gem 13 - 34
16
Mars(R) Cap 21 - 49
Merc(R) Leo 16
- 14
Jup Sco 03 - 54
Ven Can
26 - 58
Sat Tau 12 - 10
Rahu Cap 21 - 04
Ketu
Can 21 4
Ayanamsa used is tot Lahiri, as usual.
Details for Kala Chakra Dasa analysis are;
Birth Star - Arudra third quarter, Apasavya group,
Paramayu 85 years. Jeeva - Gemini, Deha - Capricorn,
Kaiachakra Navamsa - Capricorn. Balance of Gemini - Mer-
cury Dasa at birth: 2y 11m 5d. Leo - Sun Dasa ran from
123.7.1974 to 22.7.1979 (5 yrs) after which, on 23.7.1979 the
Dasa of Cancer- Moon started, for a period of 21 yrs, with
Markata Gathi (Monkey Jump). In this Dasa, the sup- period of
Libra- Venus rules from 20.12.1986 thru' 03.12.1990.
Applying non- KCD rules, we find that marriage seems to
be a distant probability for the following reasons;
a. The 7th house has retrograde Mars in the company of
Rahu, within an arc of just 45 minutes - less than a de-
gree. Thus the conjunction- born affliction is con-
centrated.
b. Venus is closely combust becoming incapable of being
favourable in an unobstructed manner.
c. Mercury in retrogression is in the 2nd house, while the
ascendant lord is in the 12th house.
There is however one very good point: The 7th lord,
Saturn, is in direct aspect of favourable 9th lord Jupiter. The
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same Jupiter aspects Venus and the Lagna favourably. In a
female's horoscope, the over- all role ol Jupiter is of prime im-
portance for occurrence ol marriage and its felicity.
With all these plus and minus points, the lady got mar-
ried in November 1989, in her 19th year. This is earlier than an
early marriaage in these days of "no- hurry- for- our- baby" Or-
thodox families anyway wake up to the pressing needs be-
cause they experienced lots of good by timely marriage.
At the time of marriage, she was in Cancer - Moon Dasa,
Libra - Venus bhukti. The dasa lord is in Jeeva Rasi, Gemini
14 Jupiter in transit was in Gemini 16 which was 180 away
from transit Saturn (in Sagittarius 16). Thus Moon in Jeeva
Rasi was actively influenced by 7th lord Saturn, and Jupiter
(signifying husband for females). Saturn's role is enhanced by
his ownership of KC Navamsa.
So marriage at 19 became a possibility in this case when
Jeeva Rasi with Lagna lord is influenced by Jupiter.
NODES & VICISSITUDES
Nobody among the remaining eight planets can match
Rahu In taking one to heights from a mere scrap. There is also
no parallel to Rahu in bringing one down to the nadir from the
summit.
The owner of the horoscope given below rose very high
in Rahu Dasa. Not even half of the Dasa is now over. The in-
dicator is down towards the nadir. Or it seems so, presently.
Asc Sag 11 -
05'
Sun Ari 12 - 15
Moon
Sco 29 - 37
Mars Tau 22 00
Mer Pis 18 06
Jup Ari 01 50
Ven
Tau 27
50
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Sat
Rahu
Ketu
An
Vir
Pis
11
26
26
0?
37
37
Vimsottan balance Oy 4 m 10 d of Mercury. Rahu Dasa
started on 5th September 1983, in which Saturn sub period is in
r ijfoncy from 11- 10- 1988 to 17th August 1991
Accordingly Rahu dasa's commencement, gave him a
legendary luck. Earlier he was holding a normal position in a
giant company being one of its hundreds of work- force. The
same company was bought by him in Rahu Dasa. thanks to
Rahu in the 10th house. Also see the 5th lord aspecting the
9th house, while its lord is exalted in the 5th joining the ascen-
dant lord. There are two adverse indications in these other-
wise unique yogas. The 5th lord Mars related to the 9th house
is placed in the 6th in aspect to 8th lord Moon in debilitation.
And the 9th lord Sun gets the association of Saturn in debilita-
tion.
When good combinations are present, the Dasa- lord is the
principle agent to bring the good effects to thp fore front. He
squally acts as an unfailing conduit to open the flow of un-
favourable effects of unfavourable combinations. Rahu is the
most fitting planet in such a case who does not own any sign
among the 12 in the zodic. Other 7 planets fall behind Rahu as
they have their own jobs to do, because they have their own
Rasi/Rasis.
In Vimsottari Dasa, I have always given special attention
to the major and sub periods of Rahu/Saiurn, Saturn/Rahu,
Jupller/Rahu (not Rahu/Jupiter), Rahu/Mercury (not Mer-
cury/Rahu) and RahuA/enus. So far I have found theat these
Dasa- bhuktis are capable of shattering one's apple cart, if
these two lords are mutually in 6/8 positons.
Upto October 1988, everything was well for the native
The commencement of Saturn's bhukti in Rahu Dasa brought
untold miseries - mounting losses and banker's pressure
threatening the very chair he so proudly occupies as a reward
of his good- luck
Which way the journey will go - to the nadir or again to
the summit? Only Rahu can decide. But astrologicaily, sur-
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vlval seems to be more than an uphill task, leave aside summit-
ward journey.
TIME TO PROBE
There is an indisputable ancient classical statement in
respect of the following.
1. Venus is more benefic by nature than Jupiter.
2. Mars is more malefic than Saturn.
I have been working on these lines for quite some time
and am convinced of the truth involved.
It is time that our readers and experienced astrologers
too verify therse two suggestions. The normal belief is Saturn
is the worst malefic while Jupiter is the best benefic.
Views based on practical studies are welcome.
Fifth House & Mother's Death
We observed a couple of times in these columns about
the 5th house involving mother's death (and the 4th house-
father's death).
When this analogy Is extended, the planet, If slow-
moving in nature (viz. Saturn, Jupiter, Rahu or Ketu) placed in
the 5th house can play an equal role as the 5th lord can, in the
matter of death of the mother.
Before going ahead, let the reader reminisce that the 5th
house is the 2nd from the 4th and hence some Nadl texts
designate the 5th house as the death dealing house in respect
of mother. And in the case of father's death, instead of 2nd
they have taken the 8th house counted from the 9th. i.e. 4th
from ascendant. The clue to the second point Is available in
Horasura of Prithuyasas too (English translation by R.San-
thanam).
Given below is the horoscope of a male born on 22nd
January 1955 at 1530 hrs, New Delhi, with Venus dasa balance;
10y 9m Od.
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Ven
Sat
Rahu
Ketu
Asc
Sun
Moon
Mars
Merc
Jup(R)
Gemini 9 cleg
Capricorn 7 deg.
Sagittarius 19 deg. 30'
Pisces 11 deg.
Capricorn 23 deg.
Cancer 0 deg 57'
Scorpio 20 deg.
Libra 26 deg.
Sagittarius 12 deg.
Gemini 12 deg.
The native's Rahu dasa commenced on 22nd Get 1988.
At birth, Rahu in Sagittarius is in conjunction with the Moon
(mother). Both are aspected by Saturn trom the 5th house.
Saturn and Rahu clearly acquire a role of death- dealers of the
native's mother.
The moment Saturn in transit reached the 20th degree of
Sagittarius,, identical with Moon's degree, the native's mother
died in April 1989. Saturn retrograded on this degree in the
third week of April 1989.In one go, Saturn influenced Rahu, the
lord of Oasa- cumbhukti, and the Moon (Karaka for mother)
thus fulfilling his role as the occupant of the 5th house at birth.
When Saturn is strong in a horoscope, the years of age
viz. 17, 26, 35 etc. are Important in one's life. In this case, the
native got married in his 26th year (April 1989). Saturn aspecs
the 7th house (marriage) and the Moon (mother).
The native's wife earns a handsome monthly salary be-
cause of the exchange between Moon and Jupiter (lords of the
2nd and 7th). When Rahu is in the 7th house, he has also his
role to play either by giving a spouse from a well- to- do family
or a spouse with decent earnings, in this c^se. it is a well earn-
ing wife.
Properly Litigation
Enter into a litigation, spend a bulk of your life going
around courts. This is true at least when litigations are fought
in our courts.
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I am giving oelow some general tips as to what kind ot
litigation does the 6th lord give when he is with a planet "X".
u
with the 7th lord: litigation relates to marriage, viz.
divorce, marital benefits and the like.
a
with the 4th lord: litigation relates to properties, con-
veyances, motor accidents and the like.
a
with the 8th lord: relates to family inheritances.
a
with the 9th lord: relates to foreign deals/travels.
One must of course choose the right horoscope to apply
these uilos offoctively.
Following is the horoscope relating to a property dis-
pute. Birth details are purposely held up.
asc Scorpio 17- 08
Sun Capricorn 26- 00
Moon Aquarius 21- 58
Mars Capricorn 24- 17
Merc Capricorn 12- 52
Jupiter - Cancer 24- 33
Venus Pisces 02- 29
Saturn Capricorn 05- 25
Rahu Pisces 05- 20
Ketu Gemini 05- 20
From September 1988, the native's Venus major period
began to operate.
in this case, Mars ruling the 6th house is connected with
the 4th lord (housing properties etc.) Saturn, placed in
Capricorn.
I know it will be discounted by conservative school-
men when it is pointed out that an exalted 6th lord is
capable of giving diseases, litigations etc. while the 6th
ord in debilitation is an added advantage in this regard
giving freedom from these negative phases in life. I'd love to
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have the comments of the readers further on this line of ex-
perience.
Now Coming to the horoscope on hand, on the 10th
Novr. 1990 unexpectedly the native's tenant (occupying a plum
accomadation In a prime locality of the national capital)
launched a litigation challenging the native's notice to give him
vacant possession of the house.
All this happened on the 10th Novr. 1990 when Rahu
(close companion of dasa lord Venus at birth) was transiting on
the degree of natal Saturn- 4th lord. The native demanded vaca-
tion the moment Rahu entered Capricorn in Octr. 1989 ( the
sign occupied by Mars, the 6th lord at birth).
For reasons of common sense, here, we cannot say that
the dasa of Venus (twenty long years) should not give him
litigation as if has no connection with the 6th house. Some-
times a minor transit can do what the dasa lord of a long Inter-
val cannot. Anyway Venus in this case is powerfully connected
with the 4th lord Saturn, and thus acquires a role concerning
housing, properties.
The Moon & Millions
When the 2nd lord or the 9th lord from the ascendant is
in an angle to the Moon, the native can hope to have a legen-
dary rise in the later half of his life. More so when the planet in
question is in exaltation or in own sign. The horoscope should
otherwise be as well strong with relevant Dhanayogas- com-
binations for riches.
See the planetary placements as under with respect to
the horoscope being exampled.
Asc
Cancer 05- 26
Sun Aries 04- 50
Moon Cancer 24- 22
Mars
Cancer 27- 06
Merc
Pisces 23- 00
Jup(R) -
Sagittarius 05- 47
Venus
Taurus 20- 22
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Saturn
Rahu
Ketu
Cancer 22- 38
Aries 21- 00
Libra 21- 00
The native's Moon dasa started on 24.6.1988. For my
own reasons I am to protect birth details.
The 2nd lord Sun is in exaltation in the 10th and the dasa
of the Sun from June 1982 introduced in his life the taste of
wealth in true sense. But the dasa of the Moon gave him so
much wealth in the first seventeen months (the sub periods of
the Moon and the Mars) that he bought a royal palace In 1989.
You know the cost of a huge palace.
If a debilitated planet has an exalted pianet in its angle it
gets the potence of doing a great deal of good and could
shower wealth on the native to put it colloquilly sheering thru
the roof. Here Mars in fail having Sun in angle in exaltation did
wonders. And Mars acted as a real agent of the Moon being in
close orbs.
One planet in fail in ascendant and another in the 9th
house again in debilitation (9th is house of fortunes) may seem
to be an anathema to some of us when we come to know that
the native is owner of millions of rupees and huge buildings.
The key to the horoscope lies in 2nd lord being in the 10th
housefmeridian identical with lunar angle and being well-
aspected by 9th lord Jupiter from his another own sign).
It Is not untrue to say that fortune is just a button away
when stars smile on you.
Not A Co- Incidence
In the course of my professional consultancy in astrol-
ogy, I used to flatly refuse to give advice to such people who do
not know their birth time, or who know it but approximately by
4- 6 hours. However, I would find time to rectify marginal errors,
or border- ascendants.
One Canadian gentleman who met me on 6th January
1991 insisted upon my dealing with his future astroiogicaliy. He
had only his birth date, month, year. Not the time of birth. He
did not even remember his was a day- birth or a night- birth.
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His birth dete somehow Impressed me much, and
kindled my interest. He was born on 6th January. Year:!930.
Not that i never got people who came to me exactly on
their English birth dates. Many used to come. But this case had
some unknown compulsion on me.
So, i thought I would make advice gratis If i could not
catch up his past correctly. Only God knows the future exactly.
The degree positions of planets, not heeding to any par-
ticular epoch, on 6th January 1930 are:
Sun Sagittarius 22
Mars Sagittarius 13
Merc
Capricorn 12
Jup(R) - Taurus 14
Venus Sagittarius 15
Saturn - Sagittarius 12
Rahu Aries 16
Ketu Libra 16
The Moon was in the first decanate of Pisces on that day
for an approximate understanding of the situation.
Before sitting up for his work that evening on the 6th
January 1991, i well remembered that the Sun ws moving on
the 22nd degree of Sagittarius (exactly of his natai Sun) and
the Moon In the first decantate in Virgo, opposite natal Moon in
Pisces - not degreewise for that matter. This is what aroused
my preparedness to go ahead with the job.
I have never made any conjectures to fix up one's ascen-
dant by seeing one's complexion, height, physical constitution
and the like although classical texts give clues to such
decisions. As far as my experience goes, they oftener fail, the
success rate being far minimal as I saw others doing. Maybe
there are really skilful astrologers. I don't have that confidence
in me.
At that time of our commencing the analysis of his case,
Gemini was on the ascendant I was hesitantly wondering
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wnether his birth could have been in Gemini ascenaant, but not
for any astrological reason.
Interrupting me, or as though to break the silence, the
restless man queried: "Do you think I could be Gemini?"
That was enough for me, a divine approval, to wit.
"Seems to be so", said I. and started some quick verifica-
tions on his past, with Gemini, as a tentative basis.
"Did you change your country around your age of 30 or
so, in 1960/61?".
"I left Canada to live in London, to join British Airforce
towards the end of 1960".
(The years 30- 32 of are capable of causing such changes
to a foreign land when Jupiter in the 12th aspects the ascen-
dant lord. More so he rules the 10th in this case.)
His affirmative answer concretized my confidence.
"Did you have three unsuccessful marriages, or live- in ar-
rangements with women, earlier, while the 4th one was effec-
tively on from middle of 1989?"
He was not able to believe me in as much as he asked
me: are you really doing astrology, or do you have some divine
insight?
Feeling diffident, I pursuaded him just to listen and
answer my questions.
(For three marriages and one extra affair, it did not work
Just like that because four planets are in the 7th house. This rare
course of events about marriage is because of a unique com-
bination of lords of 9th and 11th with Venus in the 7th house in
a dual sign. To apply this rule in future, one must see that all
these conditions are wholly fulfilled, otherwise there will be a
fatal error of judgement resulting in the wrath of the consultor.)
The 4th one - affair - Is on account of Jupiter in transit in
ascendant from mid- 1989 influencing the 7th house where
Saturn was already positioned in his transit of Sagittarius.)
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My last query to him was whether he did any serious
work to help destitutes, handicapped, orphans, calamity vic-
tims etc. His answer was in the positive as he has been as-
sociated with World Olympic Association for handicapped in
Britain.
(Reasons: Jupiter in the 12th house - charitable jobs-
lords of 9th aspecting the 9th, and joining the 5th lord. Both 5th
and 9th lords aspect the ascendant. Such a native will be
charitaby disposed and will undertake philanthropic work.)
What were our talks on this future is not the subject- mat-
ter, but he paid me as per my principle.
This experience rather taught me that the luminaries (the
Sun and the Moon) occupy very relevant positions in case of
lost birth- times, when the ascendant at the time of arrival of a
sincere querist could be the ntal ascendant itself. This is a
potential clue to enrich our studies.
ANCIENTS' YOGAS & TRADING
Trading may have assumed a new face in today's world.
But since thousands of years trading continues to be a chief
source of living. This is one of the fields where lack of or-
ganized education is not a deterrent
Being a curious student, I could lay my hands on some of
the astrological cimbinations dealing with trading in fruits,
clothes, scented articles etc. Scanning through the Sanskrit
classical literature, I gathered the following Reproduction ver-
batim.
1. Saturn placed in Capricorn aspected by Jupiter (any of
the three aspects) - one sells orange fruits.
2. Saturn in Cancer, while Jupiter is in /Capricorn - sells
orange fruits.
3. Saturn in Capricorn and Jupiter in Pisces - sells fruits
that are big in size.
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4. Jupiter in Taurus while Mars Is in Cancer or in a snort- as
cension sign: same results a S.No.3 above.
5. Venus should be the 10th lord and be placed in Lagna
(i.e. Leo or Capricorn on the ascendant, with Venus in it) - one
sells scented articles.
6. In the same case if Saturn aspects Venus (as per Yoga at
S.No.5) - one sells Kasturi (i.e. musk yielded by a deer).
7. If Venus gets the 10th lordship and placed in Taurus is
aspected by Saturn - one sells liquid scents.
8. Saturn in a biped sign along with the 10th lord (for any
Lagna) - the native sells fragrant weed.
9. Mars becoming the 10th lord and aspected by Saturn
placed in Virgo - sells scented articles.
10. One sells vegetables like 'carrot', and bark of trees if
Mercury as the 10th lord is in a watery sign, or aspected by the
Moon.
11. Saturn, Mercury and Jupiter joining in Capricorn - one
sells rags.
12. Jupiter placed in a quadruped Rasi, aspecte by 8th lord
from another quadruped Rasi - one sells woolen wear.
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13. If the Sun becomes the lord of the 10th and aspected by
the 2nd lord from a fiery sign (Aries - Leo - Sagittarius) - one
sells gold.
14. The 10th lord aspected by Saturn and the Moon jointly
for any Lagna - one sells gold and silver.
15. Saturn in Aries along with 2nd lord - one sells pearls.
The Sun should be in Sagittarius simultaneously.
16. Saturn in Sagittarius while the Sun is in Leo - one is an
evaluator of minerals, metals etc.
17. For Sagittarius Lagna, Mercury retrograde in Pisces - a
tailor or wool- dealer us born.
19. Mars in Aries and Jupiter in Leo - skin dealer.
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20. The Moon in Virgo aspected by Saturn - sells rice and
gingilee.
These yogas can be profitably tried with suitable
modifications even In today's context.
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Chapter 34
RESEARCH CAPSULE
[Most of the following clues are from rare ciassicais ana
from practical horoscope studies.]
1. Jupiter in the 5th or the 9th will confer high intuitive
powers if the native resorts to devout worship of Lord
Siva by reciting Panchakshari Mantra or Mrityunjaya
Mantra.
2. Venus- Rahu combination in close orbs leads to attain-
ment of huge gains through electronics, particularly
computers. This conjunction occurring in the 7th house
will bring such gains through spouse.
3. The Sun- Moon opposition can cause changes in profes-
sion once in seven years.
4. Rahu dasa occurring during educational period will inter-
rupt success. More so, if he is in the 2ncl/4th house.
5. Venus joining Rahu/Ketu/Mars in Leo will lead to utter
disappointment in marital life. And possibly a great mis-
fortune by separation or early loss of spouse.
6. A benefic planet, particularly Mercury, in the third house
from the ascendant will bless one with a very beautiful
handwriting.
7. Jupiter occupying the sign Scorpio with Leo Navamsa
(i.e. Anuradha first quarter) can deny a living child or can
give a child, at last, following innumerable disappoint-
ments.
8. Should the 5th lord from the ascendant be In Hastha
Nakshatra the native will face many impediments in ob-
taining progeny. Mercury so placed is an exception.
9 If the 5th and 8th houses are simultaneously occupied by
powerful malefics, the native will have insurmountable
worries on account of his children.
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10. A retrograde pianet in the 4th from Jupiter will check
one's progenic happiness.
11. A retrograde pianet in the 4th from Venus will tell upon
one's marital felicity.
12. If Jupiter at birth is retrograde, one of the native's
children will be born with retrograde Jupiter.
13. If a planet in direct motion gets the company of a
retrograde planet, the significance of the first mentioned
planet assumes great importance and good results
thereof obtained easily.
14. A mission undertaken on the day a planet has just as-
sumed retrograde motion wiil fructify on the day it
directs, (it will hang on till then.)
15. Severe disease will immediately strike the native if transit
Saturn retrogrades on the natal degree of a planet (or
180 thereof) placed in the 6th house.
16. Fatality or danger to one's father may be imminent if
Saturn retrogrades on the natal degree of the Sun (or
180 thereof) in the 10th house.
17. Legendary rise will follow transit Jupiter's retrogression
on the natal degree (or 180 thereof) of a favourable
planet placed in the 9th house.
18. Deep ia\\ will result if It is Saturn replacing Jupiter in the
above case (vide point 17).
19. Should an eclipse fall on the natal degree (or 160 there-
of) of the 10th lord, there will be many disruptions and
debacles in one's work during the following six months.
If the 10th lord be the Sun or the Moon In this case, then
there will be extraordinary and unexpected gains In the
said period. Libra Sun and Scorpio Moon exempt this
advantage.
20. Jupiter's transit on natal Rahu in Sagittarius or Pisces
wili bring some disadvantages in that year.
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21. ftanu strongly placed In the 7th house will bring huge
gains from Inlaws.
22. If Saturn is In Vargottamamsa in Leo, the native will lead
a princely life welth many comforts at his disposal.
23. Should Rahu be in the 4th house from the ascendant,
add his longitude to that of the 4th lord. This degree
when transited by Saturn or Rahu/Ketu can denote some
unexpected difficulties for the mother.
24. if Saturn is in the 8th house, add his longitude to that of
the ascendant lord. When a major planet (Saturn, Rahu,
Ketu or Jupiter) transits that degree, an auspicious event
like marriage or acquisition of a child will be likely.
25. Add the longitudes of the ascendant lord, the 5th lord
and Jupiter. The owner of the sign In which the resultant
degree falls will be in the same sign or a trine thereof In
transit at the time of the birth of one of the native's
children. This is specifically for a male native.
26. In the case of a female native, to use rule No.25, replace
the 5th lord with the 9th lord.
27. Take the nativity of a girl. Add the longitudes of Mars,
Moon and the 5th lord. When she attains puberty, the
resultant sign will be transited by Mars/Moon or the said
5th lord.
(Note : In cases of rules 22 to 27 above, longitude means
degree positon of the planet counted from zero degree
of Aries.)
28. The 12th lord in the 4th house will bless one with foreign
education.
29. Should a benefic or a trlnal lord be in the 4th house in
aspect to the Sun, the native will receive distinction and
scholarships in education.
30. The pusuit of attainment of knowledge will almost be a
never- ending process for a native who has the 4th lord
with waxing Moon (preferably the Moon should at least
be 120 away from the Sun)
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31. The same results as per rule 30 will come to occur it the
4th house from Upa Pada is tenanted by Mercurty at
birth.
32. If Rahu occupies the 4th from Mercury one will not attain
an appreciable academic record.
33. if Saturn is in the 12th house reckoned from the 5th
lord's position, one will show deep interest in occultism.
34. Should the 12th lord be posited in the 9th house, the na-
tive will undertake many foreign trips.
35. Note who are the lords of the ascendant and the 5th at
birth, if their positions in Sapthamsa are mutually 2/12
or 6/8, the native will not enjoy happiness from his
children.
36. If the 7th lord Is in the 5th house, he will portend difficul-
ties in respect of married life and children's affairs. This
does not however apply to Virgo and Gemini births.
37. The 5th lord in the 7th house will also introduce similar
effects, vide rule 36, except in the case of Leo and Scor-
pio ascendants.
38. Note the Saptamsa occupied by Jupiter at bfrth. See in
which Rasi the said Saptamsa lord is placed. That sign
or its trine will ascend In the case of birth of one of the
native's children.
39. Should the 5th lord and Jupiter simultaneously be in Leo
Navamsa, acquisition of progeny of one's own loins wiii
be remote..
40. Although a dire malefic may be in the 5th house, he will
not'harmthe indications thereof (about children) if he is
In Sayanavastha.
41. The Sun- Moon combination in the 7th house points to
unhappy relations between the parents of the native.
42. For Kirshna Paksha births, the 9th lord is more Important
than the 5th lord while the reverse is true in the case of
Sukla Paksha birth, regarding children.
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44. Jupiter In the 1 ith house gives a long span of life to the
native's father.
45. Note if a slow moving planet like Saturn or Jupiter is in
the 12th house at the time of one's birth. When the said
planet comes to its exaltation/own sign - in transit - long
significant journey is portended.
46. If the Sun and Moon join in the 9th in Owadasama the
native's father will have to maintain a widowed sister.
47. Should Venus be in a trine to the Moon, combinations
for eye defects if any will get nullified.
48. Jupiter and Mercury being in mutual kendra positions
denote success in authorship, journalism etc.
49. Saturn - Mars relationship will lead to acquisition of
name in surgery.
50. The Sun - Mars association will promote achievements in
medical profession.
51. The Sun- Ketu association is favourable for success in
orthopaedics.
52. The native will be liable to see bad dreams frequently if
Rahu Is in the 3rd house.
53. There is a danger of facial burns if Mars in the 2nd house
occupies Davagni Shashtiamsa, I.e. 33rd Shashtlamsa of
an odd sign, or the 27th in an even sign.
54. Should Venus and Rahu be together in the 4th house,
early loss of spouse Is denoted.
55. If the 9th lord occupies Libra, the native will not care for
his father.
56. If the 4th lord occupies Scorpio, it is the mother that the
native does not care for.
57. Should the 5th lord be In Capricorn, one wi tave dis-
obedient children.
58. The 7th lord in Virgo gives a defying wife.
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59. The Bth lord (except Saturn) in Aries is adverse tor one s
long life.
60. Difficult childhood days are indicated if the 8th lord is re-
lated to the ascendant or its lord.
61. Should the Dasa of 8th lord open at birth, then also same
effect will come to pass.
62. Should the Moon and Sun be in 1st and the 7th, or vice
versa, the native will enjoy a high position, and attain
allround success and widespread fame.
63. H these two are conjuct in the 1 st or in the 7th, unhelped
by another good planet, there will be poverty, failures
and unending distress.
64. If the 2nd lord is in the 12th, but with one or more
pianet(s), the native, will earn a lot of wealth.
65. The influence of Rahu/Ketu to a trinal lord, on to a trine,
on to Jupiter is on of the contributory factors for success
in astrology.
66. Counted from the ascendant, if Mars is degreewise the
last planet, the native may not have an afterborn.
67. If a planet in the 3rd house occupies Cancer Navamsa,
obtainmenl of younger coborn will be remote.
68. Counted from the ascendant, if Jupiter is degreewise the
first planet, the native Is the first issue of his parents.
69. The Sun in the 4th/10th identical with Aquarius denotes
heart disease for th native's father.
70. Should the 12th lord from natal ascendant be in Pisces
Navamsa. one will shine in foreign countries.
71. if the 7th lord is in Virgo Navamsa the native will be un-
happy in his marital life.
72. Marriage in the dasa bhukti periods of planets who are in
mutual 2/12, or 6/8 positions in Navamsa will bring un-
desirable effects
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73. Mercury in 5th house in Sapthamsa chart can lead to
birth of twin children.
74. If the major and sub lords are in 2/12 or 6/8 positions in
Dasamsa chart, there will be disappointments in profes-
sional life during that period.
75. Similarly with the placement of sub lord (bhukti lord) and
sub- sublord (Pratyantara lord).
76. Counting from Aries, note the degree of the 10th lord and
degree of Ascendant. Add these two. If the resultant de-
gree is influenced by a Yogakaraka In transit, good
developments in work are likely.
77. The ascendant lord in the visible half leads to un-
obstructed succes, while his placement in invisible half
poses initial struggles.
78. Extending this analogy, if the said degree is influenced
by an adverse planet (who is an obstructor for the par-
ticular rising sign), evil results will only manifest.
79. A powerful- Mercury leads to notable attainemtns in
Hatha Yoga.
80. Ketu rules Dhyana Yoga while Saturn rules Pranayama.
81. if Mars is well assisted by the Sun, the native will be an
expert in herbal cure.
82. Jupiter joining an exalted or strong planet denotes an-
cestors with long life spans.
83. If at least four of the nine planets enjoy Prakasana/Sab-
havastha, one will enjoy a high degree of posperity.
(These Avasthas are among the 12 Avasthas called
Sayanadi Avasthas as enunciated by sage Parasara.)
84. Mercury in Scoripio if aspected by Jupiter gives ex-
peritse in astrology.
85. Mars placed in the 8th sign from the one occupied by the
3rd lord will hardly give a surviving after- born.
86. Venus well placed in a sign of Saturn can probably give
entry in hotel industry.
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87. Saturn well placed in the 10th or the 6th Identical with an
airy sign will lead to flying career.
88. The 10lh lord from Navamsa Lagna getting related to
Mars (in Rasi, Navamsa or Dasamsa) will make the native
enter in catering Industry.
89. if the 12th lord is connected with the 10th lord, the native
wiil work elsewhere (other than his native place.)
90. The sub period of a planet in the 6th house will bring
changes in professional conditions - good or bad
depending upon his association, aspect he receives and
his placement.
91. Venus in opposition to Mars, in a dual sign, will produce
far- reaching complications in marital bonds.
92. It the 7th Arudha falls in the nth house (from Natal as-
cendant), there will be more than one marriage. More so
if the said 11th house is owned by Jupiter or Mercury.
93. Rahu in the 11th house along with a malefic or with an in-
imical planet will produce a crisis In the marital life of a
cobom of the native.

94. Should there be a malefic in the 5th house along with the
9th lord, the native's child wiil incur sever abdominal dis-
orders.
95. if one among Sun, Moon and Venus is In Netrapani Avas-
tha (one of the 12 Avasthas referred to above), the sub-
ject will incur major eye defects.
96. Saturn and Rahu joining in Aries or Scorpio will cause
physical defect.
97. Ketu and Mars being together in a sign or Mercury will
lead to spinal or dental disorders.
98. Mercury in Aries/Scorpio will make one prone to incur
piles and disorders of rectum.
99. Should the 9th lord be in close company of Rahu, being
not related to a benefic, dishonourable event6 in family
circles will come to pass.
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100.
101,
102.
103,
104.
105,
106.
107.
108.
109.
110.
111.
112,
113,
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Venus in the 6th house identical with a watery sign will
cause toss of wealth due to addiction to vices.
The 6th house occupation of Mercury will give inability to
discharge debts.
Saturn - Sun opposition In dual signs idicates a twice-
married father.
If the Sun is in an angle (ije 1,4,7 or 10th from the ascen-
dant), the subject is a late bed- goer and early riser.
Jupiter in transit in a Rasi which has zero dots in all the
Bhinnashtakavargas (rectified) brings about a serious
professional fall in that particular year.
Venus in Arudra causes a bluish mole or mark around the
waist of the native.
The 5th lord in Hasta Nakshatra leads to absence of off-
spring.
Rahu In the 4th house in Cancer gives long life span to
the native's mother.
Saturn in the 9th house In Leo gives a long life span to
the native's fater.
Should the 2nd lord be in Gemini or in Vlrog, one will at-
tain a superlative academic success.
One will have happiness from children if the 5th/9th lord
is in Sagittarius or In Pisces.
If the ascendant lord is in the 8th house along with the
2nd lord, the native will be ever troubled by poverty.
The ascendant lord being weak and related to Rahu or
Ketu makes one addicted to drugs.
Ketu in the 5th house marks a strong tendency to have a
planned family.
The Sun- Mercury association in the 8th house brings
sudden polltlal prosperity.
Defame will follow if Rahu or Ketu along with Saturn
simulateously tranist in the 8th house from natal moon.
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123,
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128,
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It Jupiter Is weak (like being in debilitation) while Saturn
Is in the 5th house, the native will have a contracted liver,
and disorders thereby.
Should Moon be afflicted by a powerful natural malefic,
the subject will not have a happy childhood.
The Dasa lord being in the 12th house along with the
12th lord makes the native give up family ties in that par-
ticular Dasa period and leave home once for all.
The Moon in Leo is a contributory factor for one's taking
non- vegetarian food.
if the sign Capricorn Is well- occupied or aspectged, the
subject will become famous through his profession.
Wheatish pupil, resembling that of a cat, results the oc-
cupation of Ketu in the 2nd House.
Saturn and Jupiter well- connected indicates success In
legal studies.
One wili turn Into e forger If the 8th lord is in the 3rd
house along with Mars or Ketu.
The Moon In Moola first quarter, while Sagittarius rises +,
makes the native a rapist. '
Venus in Leo In ascendant will prove fatal to father when
the native Is 17 years of age.
For other ascendants, Venus In Leo acts In a prematurely
fatal manner as far as father's life span is concerned.
Ketu in a watery sign identical with ascendant, the 9th or
the 12th will lead to foreign settlement in his dasa period.
Jupiter In Atlchara (accelerated motion) In Kumbha
(Aquarius) will bring Kumbha Vrishtl (torrential rains).
The same Jupiter in Leo In slow pace will spread severe
droghts, and famine.
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130. Should Saturn De in the 2na house identical with Sagit
tarius/Plsces, the native has the potence of inheriting an-
cestral properities galore. '
131. The reverse istrueif Saturn is in the 8th house in Gemini
or Virgo.
132. Rahu In the 8th house identical with Scoripio will cause
uterus disorders for a female native.
133. The 8th lord aspecting the 6th house will also bring
about the same effects.
134. One will live by priesthood if Pranapada is in the 10th
house.
135. The native will marry in the initial protion of Rahu dasa if
the Moon at birth is in Rohini second quarter. This ap-
plies to Aries ascendant.
136. Should Saturn and Mars join closely in the 9th house,
there will be two marriages for the native.
137. If the Sun and Saturn conjoin in Cancer which is ascen-
dant, the native will give up family ties and will wander all
over aimlessly.
138. The Moon and Satrun conjoining the Leo which is the as-
cendant will lead to a state of utter poverty.
139. Should the 11th and 10th lords be in the 5th house, the
native will seek his livelihood in eastern direction.
140. If the Sun Is in the 10th house, prosperity will commence
from the 18th year of age. Yet worries will accompany
the native till the end.
141. Retrograde Mars in the 8th house can introduce a violent
and unexpected end of the spouse.
142. If the 4th lord Is conjunct the Moon, while the latter is not
lord of 6/8/12th, the native will acquire housing
properities in his early youth.
143. Saturn - Mars joining in the 4th house indicates damage
to properities, by fire and other violent means.
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144. A favouraDle ana strong Mercury aspectlng the ascen-
dant makes one a famous and forceful writer.
145. If the Sun and Saturn Join in the ascendant, loss of
wealth through theft or government actions will come to
pass.
146. The Moon being in a lunar Hora at birth in aspect to
another planet again from a similar Hora, will confer high
professional status.
147. If a majority of planets aspect their own signs at birth,
there obtains a superior yoga. Example: Mars -
Aries/Scorpio; Sun- Leo; Moon - Cancer. Saturn -
Capricron/Aquairus, etc.
148. If at birth the Mon is weak (i.e waning), related to the 3rd
house, and is in Virgo Navamsa, destruction of co- born
will take place.
149. Mars in the 3rd house, identical with a dual sign (i.e
Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces) gives three sisters
150. A malefic in the 3rd house contributes to acquisition of
wealth and knowledge, but causes loss of coborn.
151. Should Venus be in aspect to Jupiter, the native^will ac-
quire co- born and be protected by them.
152. The Sun - Jupiter combination in the 4th house leads to
expertise in legal branch of studies.
153. Saturn - Moon conjunction in the 4th house makes one
arrogant while Saturn - Sun similarly placed make him
disrespect his parents.
154. Malefics in both the 3rd and the 4th houses reduce chan-
" ces of begetting progeny.
155. Remote is the possibility of acquiring progeny If the 5th
house is Pisces containing Saturn and Gulika.
156. Total denial of progeny is indicated if these two planets
(i.e. Saturn and Gulika) are in the 5th in Cancer.
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157 Jupiter s placement in Aquarius causes progeny with
great difficulty. (More care is needed while applying this
principle)
158. Saturn occupying a human sign (i.e Gemini, Virgo, Libra
and first half of Sagittarius) identical with the ascendant
and in aspect to Mars denotes birth near a burial ground.
159. The 4th house and the position of the Sun be scrutinized
to ascertain all about father's death.
160. The 5th house and the Moon's position be similarly con-
sidered in respect of mother's death.
161. Mars adversely placed in the 5th house intoduces
serious health damage through blood disorders. (More
so for a female).
162. If both the 5th and 9th are afflicted by malefics one will
incur deafness.
163. Mercury in the 6th identical with Aries or Scoripio (i.e.
Lagna be either Scorpio or Gemini) aspected by Saturn
deafness will result.
164. Mercury and Saturn jointly aspected by malefics and join-
ing same Navamsa will give deafness.
165. Mercury in Cancer/Scorpio/Pisces and aspected by
Moon - there will be speech defects.
166. Mercury in 9th when Venus is in 10th will make the sub-
ject stammer while speaking.
167. The ascendant lord with Mars in Pisces/Aries Rasi
causes short stature.
168. Mars debilitated in 7/8th lonely placed causes short stat-
ure.
169. Saturn debilitated in 7/8th lonely placed causes short
stature.
170. 7th house occupied or aspected by benetic makes one
physically quite strong.
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171. Malefics In 12th, 5th, 2nd and dth promote fmprison-
ment
172. One bom during solar eclipse with Saturn in the 4th
house will have disorders of privities and will not be Inter-
ested In sexual union.
173. Should Sun and Saturn be in an angle to Mars there will
be surgical operation on privities.
174. The Sun, Mars and Jupiter in the 7th denote one who is
extremely sensuous but be away from illegal ties.
175. Venus in odd signs and not quite strong gives sparing In-
clination for sexual pleasures.
176. Venus In Pisces aspected by Mars causes birth of a still-
bom child and a limited number of children.
177. Mars In Scorpio aspected by both Venus and Jupiter
gives ulcer and wounds.
178. Mars Joining the Sun or the Moon, In case of birht on New
Moon day or Full Moon day causes piles.
179. Mars and weak Moon together make one indulge in un-
palatable speech.
180. The Sun in Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces, aspected by Mars
Indicates one of forgiving disposition.
181. Mercury and Mars together denote one with a cunning
disposition.
182. Ascendant lord in 12th aspected by Saturn denotes dif-
ficulties overseas.
183. Retrograde Venus or his dlspolstor being in retrograde
motion promotes conjugal shortcomings.
184. Mercury in 12th in aspect to Saturn or the 8th lord will
cuase infamy and disreupte due to scandals.
185. The 2nd lord strong in an angle causes Strivatsa Yoga, the
effects of which are wealth, success at all times and per-
forming good acts.
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186. Pad ma Raga Yoga is produced it the 5th lord Is in an
angle. Such a native will destroy all his enemies, will
enjoy great wealth and acquire an enviable position.
187. It is Ratnanjali yoga when the Sth lord is in the 10th
house as a result of which one will be very rich and will
have a number of conveyances.
188. Two of Mars - Rahu - Ketu - Saturn joining in^he Sth
house identical with a fixed sign will give long lasting dis-
eases
18S. Venus in the Sth house identical with Cancer/Scorpio
and aspected by Mars or Rahu indicates kidney disor-
ders, urinary diseases etc.
190. The Sun in Libra ascendant causes one to be given up by
parents, heart diseases, and begetting a still- born child.
191. Pisces rising with the Sun gives more female children.
132. The Sun - Moon combination in the 2nd house, or in the
Sth house, will cause great financial strains.
193. Mars Venus as above give same results.
194. Jupiter in 2nd denotes a long span of life.
195. Saturn in ascendant with Sth and 2nd lords will cause
damage to ears.
196. The Sun - Venus in close company in 5th/7th or 9th
denotes that the spouse will have physical defect.
197. Saturn and Mars joining in 2nd from Sun causes early
loss of father.
198. Mars in 4th while Sun is in 10th indicates unnatural death
through fire or machinery.
199. Should the Sun be in the very first Navamsa of the sign in
query about a pregnant woman, she is in the first or last
month of her pregnency.
200. If, in a query relating to lost articles, the Sth lord is soon
going to retrograde - the theif will be caught coinciding
with retrogression or direction of that planet.
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202.
203.
204.
205.
206.
207.
208.
209.
210.
211.
212.
213,
214,
Add the natal longitudes ot Jupiter and Hahu. When
Saturn is in resultant sign, great changes in profession
(position) will be ushered.
If the 12th lord is in the 9th house or Is in the 3rd house,
or aspects the 9th house, the native during the Dasa of
the said 12th lord will work abroad, in a weak horo-
scope, it is futile movements in distant places.
In the Dasa of the 12th ford aspecting the ascendant, the
native will only live in his native place or native country.
Mercury In the 12th house aspected by Saturn will bring
infamy through members of opposite sex.
Mercury In the 5th house will stall the good effects due to
Gajakesari Yoga.
If the 4th lord is exalted, the native's children will lead
happy lives.
Venus in the 4th house is detrimental for matrial happi-
ness.
An exchange between the lords of Leo and Aquarius (i.e.
the Sun and Saturn) will give a spouse already married.
That is, the Sun in Aquarius while Saturn is in Leo brings
in a widower/ widow/divorcee in marriage.
Saturn in an airy sign is a helping factor for a flying
career.
Venus in the 12th house and In aspect to Jupiter will
cause an afflux of wealth.
Jupiter In the 12th house in aspect to Venus will also
cause the same effect.
The Moon In Anuradha Nakshatra (In Scorpio) will not
give results of debilitation.
The Moon in Scorpio for an Aquarius native (i.e. in the
10th house) will be a grand Rajayoga Karaka.
Saturn lonely placed in the 10th house in Aries (i.e for
Cancer ascendant) will not allow professional rise but
will bless the native with thousand Full Moons of life.
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215. An exchange between the lords of Capricorn and Pisces
(i.e. Saturn and Jpiter) will bless the native with a long
living father.
216. Venus in Gemini is favourable for literary purusits.
217. Saturn in the 12th house will give a tendency to sleep for
longer durations.
218. Mars Joining Mercury in the 5th house/11th house
denotes a victim in love affairs.
219. Rahu joining the Sun similarly gives identical effects.
220. It is generally very inauspicious transit of Saturn on Mars
placed in the 8th house in the natal horoscope.
221. if simultaneously Venus, the Sun and the Moon are in
their signs of debilitations, a very great Rajayoga is
generated.
222. When the 12th lord is In the 3rd house unaspected by
others, the native will be a left- hander.
223. The same result as above is obtainable when the 3rd
house has a debilitated planet.
224. If the 3rd lord joins an afflicted Mercury, or afflicted Ketu,
the native will have a strange voice with a nasal twang.
225. The spouse will prdecease the native if he has the 11th
lord in the 8th house. (This is not to suggest a short-
lived spouse).
226. Not ignoring other relevant conditions, Nisheka (or
Garbhadhana) is the best in such Lagna identical with
the Rasi having more Bindus in Jupiter's natal Ash-
takavarga. Such lagna is conducive to birth of a worthy
offspring.
227. See if there are 8 Bindus In the Rasi occupied by Mars in
his individual Bhinnashtaka Varga and ensure these are
not lost in Trlnal reduction as well as Ekadhipathya
reduction. Further, the said Mars should be forming
Ruchaka Yoga. In that case, the native has Koteeswara
Yoga, (a multi- millionaire), apart from the excellent
original Ruchaka.
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228. One born in Sakunl Karana (i.e. the second halt of
Krishan Chaturdasi, or the 14th lunar day of dark
fortnight) will be a weliversed astrologer. (In simpler
terms, the Moon should be between I2
0
and 18 behind
the Sun.)
229. There is seldom a marriage for one bom in Atlganda
Yoga (6th in the series of Nitya Yogas commencing from,
Vishkumbha).
230. if the 4th lord from Lagna is in the 9th from the Moon, one
will receive foreign education.
231. The 9th lord joining Saturn in the 4th house gives a long
life span to the mother of the native.
232. The Moon in Aries (than in any other sign) is prone to
make one's mother an unhappy soul indeed. Without
simplifying one should look for severely afflicted Moon.
233. Rahu dasa will give bad results for one bom with Aswini,
Makha or Moola Nakshatra.
234. Ketu dasa will give bad results for one bom with Arudra,
Swathi or Sathabhisha Nakshatra.
235. If an article is lost when the Moon is in Aswjni, there can
be hardly its recovery. The same applies to return of a
missing person.
236. The piacement of the 3rd lord in the 7th house promotes
thieving tendencies.
237. The spouse of the native will be dumb if Saturn joins Mer-
cury and Jupiter in the 7th house.
238. Should Venus be in a dual sign while his dispositor is in
Sagittarius, the native will have multiple marriages. The
7th lord should simultaneously be strong.
239. Mars and Ketu joining in Virgo Navamsa will lead to den-
tal disorders of major nature.
240. if a planet is stationary at birth (during retrogres-
sion/direction). It is deprived of Its potence.
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241. Surgical operations of major nature on Full Moon day are
better avoided. Medical scientists observe that on Full
Moon days, blood flow Is torrential.
242. The dasa periods of two planets which are mutually In
2/12 or 6/8 positions in Rasl chart are said to give In-
auspicious results. However they prove beneficial if the
concerned sub period lord is exalted in Navamsa or is In
vargothama Navamsa.
243. The dasa periods of two well placed planets In Rasl
chart will Interrupt good results if the sub jseriod lord
concerned Is In debilitated Navamsa.
244. if the 5th house is aspected by Its own iord, or by Jupiter,
or by an exalted planet, the native wili excel in intuition,
essential for an astrologer.
245. If at least three planets are in vargothama Navamas the
native will earn huge wealth.
246. If the 8th lord is in Vargothama Navamasa, or the oc-
cupant of 8th house Is similarly placed, the native will in-
herit ancestral wealth.
247. Should Venus be in the 12th house along with the 12th
iord, the native will emancipate from marital bonds only
to go away with a questionable person.
248. Financial difficulties will be harsh to endure if two of
Mars, Rahu, Jupiter and Saturn transit in the 12th from
natai Moon.
249. See if Jupiter, Saturn or a node is placed in the 5th/9th
house at.blrth. When such a planet comes in transit to
the 5th/9th (from lagna), birth of a child can be
predicted.
250. See if the 6th/l0th house at birth is a movable sign. A
major transit In the said house couid bring in a significant
change in job/business.
251. Should Mercury be alone in the 6th house, which is
neither Gemini nor Virgo, at birth, it is a forerunner of dif-
ficulties respecting financial liabilities.
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252. One will be compelled to go bankrupt if afflicted Saturn
and afflicted Mercury are both related to the 6th house
by aspect or placement. It Is all the more certain if the
said 6th house Is owned by Mars.
253. Reciting appropriate Mantras of Mars will ensure
freedom from debts to a great extent.
254. One will be haunted by evil dreams if Ketu placed in the
12th house is effectively connected with another malefic.
255. Mars/Sun placed in the 2nd house will lead to loss of eye-
sight at an early age if strongly related to Saturn.
256. If the couple at the time of marrige concurrently tun the
Dasa of Mars (irrespective of Kuja Dosha being present
or not), they will lead a tension- ridden marital life till that
Dasa is over.
257. It Is not a good time to invest in immovable property
when the sub period of a closely combust planet Is in
operation for such a property can be swallowed by fire.
258. A well placed Saturn in the 10th house aspected by a
well- placed Jupiter denotes a reputed meteorologist or a
reputed astronaut. *
259. One will not have good terms with his in- laws if the 11th
lord is in 7th/3rd house.
260. Mars- Ketu or Mars- Satum in the 6th house denote a drug
addict.
261. Incurable lung disorders can be traced in a native whose
3rd house is occupied by Mercury and aspected by
Saturn, both of whom should be affilicted.
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