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May 26, 2017

Birth Time Rectification (Part B)

Birth Time Rectification (Part B)

The five Tattwas repeat themselves in a clear and definitive cyclic order, during each day, after every one and a half hour or 90 minutes. They have definite periods. They are uniform. However, their order of occurrence each day will be dependent on the weekday as follows:
Prithvi (Earth) Tattwa - 6 minutes
Jala (Water) Tattwa - 12 minutes
Thejo (Fire) Tattwa - 18 minutes
Vayu (Air) Tattwa - 24 minutes
Akash (Ether) Tattwa - 30 minutes
The total duration is 90 minutes or 1 1/2 hours.

Each Tattwa from Prithvi onwards increases by 6 minutes in duration over the one preceding it. Jala and Vayu are negative and hence they represent the Female. The Sun and Mars, being fiery, rule Tejo Tattwa. Venus and the Moon rule the Jala Tattwa. Hence, the day begins with sunrise with that Tattwa governed by the ruler of the weekday. Thereafter, the Tattwas next in order, one by one, take over as shown in Table I. See Table A and Table B.

Table A has five main columns. The first column indicates the serial number of the entries. The second column has five sub-columns. They carry the time slots from 6 a.m. The first to five sub-columns contain 90 slots each.

They are the local times both a.m. and p.m. They are distributed as follows
(i) 06-00 a.m. to 10-30 a.m. 
(ii) 10-33 a.m. to 03-00 p.m. 
(iii) 03-03 p.m to 07-00 p.m. 
(iv) 07-03 p.m to 12-00 midnight 
(v) 12-03 a.m. to 04-30.a.m.

It can be seen that they cover periods only upto 04-30 a.m. of the next day.
If birth occurs after 04-30 a.m. and before next sunrise, subtract 9 hours and take the result for reference in the Table A. The columns from 3 to 5 contain in them - Fixed, Moveable and Common signs. They carry in them the Nakshatra group of three each. The same group repeats itself after 27 minutes. The first entry under Movable column is Krittika-Uttaraphalguni- Uttarashada. Under column Fixed, it is Mrigasira-Chitta-Dhanishta and under Common column, it is Punarvasu-Visakha- Poorvabhadrapada. 
Table A-1
Table A-2
Table A-3
Table B-1
Table B-2
Table B-3

Table B has the first column to denote the serial numbers and they are the same noted in the first column of Table A. The succeeding 7 columns are for the weekdays of birth from Sunday to Saturday. The sex of the child is given under each of these columns. M denotes Male and F, Female.

The letters within brackets given just after M or F denote the particular Tattwa ruling at that time of birth.

P stands for Prithvi Tattwa with a duration of 6 minutes, J stands for Jala Tattwa with a duration of 12 minutes, T stands for Tejo with a duration of 18 minutes, V stands for Vayu Tattwa with a duration of 24 minutes and a stands for Akasha Tattwa having a duration of 30 minutes.

While the Nakshatra-trio repeat themselves in the same order after 27 minutes, the sex and Tattwas do so after 90 minutes. The Tables have been constructed for an assumed time of sunrise of 6 a.m. local or mean. When the actual sunrise time differs from this, observe the following rules before referring to the Tables.

(i) If the sunrise time on any day is before 6 a.m. add the interval between that sunrise time and 6 a.m. to the local birth time, if it is after sunrise.
(ii) If the sunrise is after 6 a.m. subtract the interval - excess over 6 a.m. from the given local birth time, if it is after sunrise.
(iii) if the birth is before sunrise take the weekday of the previous day and the time of sunrise.
(iv) For the Hindu calendar, the weekday commences only after the sunrise. For example, take a case of a birth at 05-15 a.m. on February 4th, a Sunday, and the sunrise on that day is at 05-18 a.m. then the weekday of birth is to be taken as Saturday and not Sunday.
(v)The Tattwas commence the exact minute the previous one is completed.

For example, look for Tuesday. The Table shows M(t) as beginning from 06-03 a.m. and lasting till 06-21 a.m. However, it can be seen this 06-21 a.m. is noted as F(v). So it has to be taken as M(t) lasts till the 20th minute is over and the next F(v) commences just after 06-21 a.m.

For the rectification exercise to be taken up and the Tables to be consulted, the following four factors must have been ascertained beforehand.
(i)Ascendant and its Triplicities.
(ii)Nakshatra on the day of birth.
(iv)Time of Sunrise.
The theory can be understood better with the help of some actual cases given by Dr. Rao himself.

Jagdish Chandra Bose: DOB - 30-11-1858 • TOB - 04.12 pm., local time. • Lagna -Taurus • Nakshatra - Hasta • Weekday- Tuesday • Sunrise: 06.28.43.
Deducting 28' 43" from the recorded TOB 04.12, we get 03 43' 17"
From the Table we can see under Serial Number 18 against 03.54pm - all agree as explained earlier.
The Lagna tallies with Fixed; Nakshatra Hasta is one of the group - Rohini- Hasta- Sravana; weekday Tuesday. So the rectified time could be 03.54 p.m.
The required correction to the recorded TOB is + 10'43" (03.54 minus 03.43M7" = 10'.43")
Incorporating this to the given TOB we get 04.12 p.m. plus 10'43" = 04.22.43 p.m. or 04.23' p.m. under Akasha Tattwa.
Male: DOB - 17-06-1931 . TOB - 04.05 a.m. local time • Lagna -Taurus • Nakshatra - Aridra • Weekday- Tuesday: Sunrise: 05.32am. As the sunrise is at 05.32am., it is 28' earlier than 6 a.m.
So adding 28' to the recorded time of 04.05, we get 04.33 and this has to be referred to in the Tables.
However, as the birth is after 04.30 a.m. but before sunrise we have to deduct 09 hrs to get the time for the reference to the Tables.
So we get 04.33 am minus 09hrs = 07h.33m pm. {as we have Tables only till 04-30 a.m.)

Under Serial 2, we get for 07.36 fixed Lagna - Taurus- Aridra- Swati - Satabhisha - male - Tejo Tattwa.
So the correction needed is +3'.
The rectified time will then be 04.05 + 03" = 04.08am - Tejo Tattwa.

Mahatma Gandhi: DOB - 02-10-1869 • TOB -07.10 a.m. local time • Day - Saturday • Lagna -Libra: Nakshatra - Aslesha: Weekday- Saturday: Sunrise: 05.55.30.
Sunrise time difference 00.04.30.
So TOB has to taken as 07.10.00 + 00.04.30. = 07.14.30
For 07.25 under Serial Number 25, we see all the factors agreeing.
So the correction required is +30".
The rectified TOB will be 07.10.30 a.m. under Tejo Tattwa.

Male: DOB 14-11-1990. TOB 02.28.30 pm local time • Lagna -Pisces: Nakshatra - Chitta: Weekday- Wednesday: Sunrise: 06.03.54 local time.
Deducting 00-03.54 from 02.28.30 pm we get 02.24.36 p.m.
Table choices are : 02.03; 02.30 and 02.57
For 02.03, sex does not agree.
For 02.30 all the four tally.
02.57 is far off and hence rejected . .
Difference is + 05 '24"
Rectified TOB is 02.28.30 pm + 05'24" = 02.33'54"

In cases where the difference of the recorded time and time slot proved in the Table become abnormal, one has to be extremely judicious in deciding. However, as all the four ingredients - Nakshatra, Lagna, weekday and sex have to tally, this could be an infallible tool that can be relied upon.

If this humble attempt of the scribe enthuses budding young students of astrology to study the theory in depth and adopt or analyze it for some fruitful rectification efforts of the birth time, he would be happy his labour has not gone in vain.

Courtesy: Modern Astrology (V.S Kalyanaraman)
Continued from:Birth Time Rectification (Part A) 

May 22, 2017

Retrograde of Planets and Their Real Status

Retrograde of Planets and Their Real Status

The truth is that it is very hard to say what are the real result of a retrograde planet in your chart. It can only be said almost accurately in a one to one consultation. Looking at a retrograde planet or a debilitated planet,  it is not righteous to say that they are bad. I have seen scientists and rich people with retrograde and debilitated combinations. 

What is retrogression or Vakri? It is not a rocket science, instead it is a simple concept. All the planets are moving in a particular rate of speed. All the planets other than the Sun and Moon will pause, then reduce the rate of speed, then pause, then moving in the normal rate of speed. This movement with low rate of speed is called retrogression or Vakri. 

When Mercury and Venus are in retrograde they will be between the Earth and the Sun. Or, when Mercury and Venus comes between the Earth and the Sun, then they will move in a retrograde mode. 

Sun will be in opposite sign when Mars, Jupiter and Saturn starts their retrogression. In a year, Mercury will be three time in retrogression, somewhat  between 19 to 24 days. Venus moves into retrograde every 18 months. Mars will  retrograde every 2 years 2 months Jupiter will retrograde every year for around 120 days. Saturn will retrograde every year for around 140 day. When you see any planet in 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th from the Sun in your chart. Those  planets will be in a retrograde mode.

Rahu and Ketu are in a retrograde mode most days, but there are certain days they turn direct, but it’s very hard to find a chart with Rahu and Ketu direct. 

In Brihat Parashara Hora Sastra, Saravali and other texts they all give different results about retrograde planets. According to Brihat Parashara Hora Sastra, Sage Parashara says, you have to analyse the house lord of the retrograde planet. 

We can never bring up a theory that these retrograde planets are good or bad, because benefices also can give you bad results at some point of time. It is very important to analyze what these planets were doing in the past, in accordance with your dasa sequence. So many articles out there and so many channels out there misguiding people, and they generally give an impression that direct planets are great and retrograde planets are bad, likewise exalted planets are great and debilitated planets are bad. 

These retrograde planets may indicate that their attributes can be in a compromised mode or in a situation which needs expert supervision. Our astrology chart shows lifelong programming. So, you may have to spend a good amount of energy in tackling the areas signified by these retrograde planets. 

There is a theory that the faster planets like Mercury, Venus and Mars in retrogression will influence the house which is previous to them. For example, if any of these planets is in 12th house in retrogression, then they will influence the 11th house. The slower planets Jupiter and Saturn will only influence the house which they are placed in. This is also not to be taken blindly, but we can look at this matter for research purposes.

May 16, 2017

Birth Time Rectification (Part A)

Birth Time Rectification (Part A)

Million Dollar Question
One of the reasons put forward for failure of predictions is usually that the exact time of birth is not available or could not be determined. Therefore,the recorded time of birth, most of the time, needs to go under the scanner for verification for its correctness and rectified, if need be. There are some methods given in ancient treatises. Some of these methods refer to the position of the Moon or Mandi. Uttarakalamritha gives a method based on the weekday of the birth and the Nakshatra ruling on that day. Later some modifications for such axiomatic rules have been incorporated by researchers. Perhaps all these factors can add up to provide us with some basic material with which to proceed on this mighty task.

Defining Time of Birth
What is the actual time of birth ? There are different views and opinions. One popular view is that the time of the first appearance of the head, when the child comes out of the womb has to be taken as the birth time. What does one do when instead of the head, the legs come out first? There is a second theory: Kalau bhoopatana smritaa that avers that in Kaliyuga the moment of the child touching the ground has to be taken as birth time. This could have been valid in ancient days. Nowadays there is no chance of the baby falling on the ground because deliveries take place in posh hospitals in maternity wards on delivery tables. Normally we depend on the nurse or midwife to declare the time she takes hold of the baby when it comes out of the womb and places it on the table. The time spent on this exercise could be a few minutes. Therefore, the time noted by the nurse after placing the child on the table could be mostly inadmissible or at the best only approximate and cannot be accurate. There is a third view that the time of the first cry of the child has to be taken as the birth time. In some cases, the child fails to cry until it is slapped by the nurse.

The scriptures tell us that Parikshit was a stillborn child and Lord Krishna had to provide artificial respiration support and slapped it to make it cry. A fourth view is that the birth time can be the moment when the umbilical chord is cut and the child becomes independent of its mother for breathing for which till then, it was dependent on the mother. This can happen in about three to five minutes from the time it comes out of the womb completely.Whatever be the validity of these exercises, the correctness of the time of birth cannot be clinched to any degree of exactitude unless the events in the life of the child become verifiable. For this, one has to wait at least till 30 years of the life of the individual to crosscheck the events with the different ruling periods that would have since passed.

Solar Transit of Nakshatra
One of my early mentors, the late Pariyaram Ganapathy Iyer, who was then the Chief Jail Superintendent of Chennai prison and a renowned astrological savant of those days, well known throughout Kerala; used to tell me that the Sun and its stay in a particular Nakshatra would have a definite say in determining human births and climatic changes. The Sun commences it journey through the 27 Nakshatras from Aswini each year from the First Point of Aries. In the process, it stays for about 13 days in a Nakshatra before it moves on to the next. This period is called kjnattuvela or knyayiruvela (to denote the period of the Sun's stay in a Nakshatra — knyayiru = the Sun; vela = time or period) in Malayalam.

Method I: Find the Nakshatra ruling that period when the birth occurs. Births during this particular period must occur in the Rasis or signs to which the Nakshatras falling in the 7th, 13th, 17th or 23rd Nakshatras from the Sun Nakshatra belongs. This has to synchronize with the 1st and 2nd part of the day and the 1st and 2nd part of the night respectively.

Example: Take the case of person born in the month of Mesha when the Sun was in Bharani Nakshatra. That is to say that the birth was in Bharani kjnattuvela period. The birth was during the forenoon. Therefore, the Rasi or sign to which the 7th star from Bharani belongs must have been his birth Lagna or Ascendant. The 7th Nakshatra from Bharani is Pushya which in Cancer sign. Cancer may be said to be the Ascendant. My mentor used to 
assert that 95% of the horoscopes fell under this category. There could be some exceptions also, as every rule is bound to have.

From Sunrise Time
My mentor also gave me other methods. 
Method II: Take the recorded time of birth in Ghatikas and Vighatikas from the local time of sunrise. Multiply this by 4. Add the number of the sign of birth from Aries. Then add 5 if the rising sign is movable; 10 if fixed and 15 if common. Divide the product by 27 and note the balance. This, counted from Aswini, if the birth happens to be in the bright fortnight or from Chitta, if it is in the dark fortnight, must give the Nakshatra (or Anujanma Nakshatra)of birth.

Example: Take the case of a person born after 11 3/4 Ghatikas after sunrise during the bright fortnight of the month in Cancer Ascendant.
11 3/4 x 4 = 47 +4 = 51 + 5 = 56
Dividing 56 by 27, we get a remainder of 2.
Counting from Aswini, we get Bharani.
The person was born in Poorvaphalguni Nakshatra, the Anujanma Nakshatra of Bharani. The birth time as 11% Ghatikas from sunrise can therefore be accepted.

Method III: Multiply the exact time from the sunrise in Ghatikas and Vighatikas by 6. Then note the date of the day of the month as per the Indian 
calendar. The date of any day according to months like Mesha, Vrishabha etc., would represent the position in degrees of the Sun on that day in the Rasi represented by the month. Add that date to the product so got. The resultant figure would be the exact degree of the Ascendant counted from First Point of Aries or the starting point of the Zodiac of Mesha.

Example: Let us take the previous example itself for a person born on the 23rd day of Mesha.11 3/4 x 6 = 70 1/2
Adding the date 23 to 70 1/2, we get 93 1/2
Therefore, the cusp of the Ascendant could be the 3rd degree of Cancer, which is correct as the native was born in Cancer Vargottama Ascendant.
Even though Brihat Jataka gives us some broad hints for possible births of males and females, they are debatable. Some hold the view that they could be valid only for Sayana charts.

Uttarakalamrita Methods
Uttarakalamrita gives two distinct methods.
Method I: Multiply the elapsed time from the local sunrise in Ghatikas and Vighatikas by 4 and divide the result by 9. The remainder counted from Aswini, Makha or Moola must coincide with the Nakshatra at the time of birth.

In the above case, 11 3/4 x 4 = 47/ 9 = 5 and remainder 2. Counted from Makha, it tallies with the Nakshatra Poorvaphalguni.

Method II: Divide the elapsed time between the local sunrise and time of birth in Vighatikas by 225 and take the remainder. Divide this reminder into parts of 15, 30, 45, 60 and 75 Vighatikas. The following parts signify the sex of the child.
Male: 00 to 15, 46 to 90 and 151 to 225.
Female: 15 to 45, 91 to 150.

Experts opine that this rule is unacceptable and requires a review. Some suggest the division for male births must be 0-15; 31 to 45; 61 to 75 and the rest, female.

Tattwa Shodana Theory
I was fortunate to cultivate with many celebrated scholars of yesteryears like Dr. Raman and many of the Kerala state, most of whom have since left for their heavenly abode, have been benefited by their erudition and experience more than what all I have learnt otherwise during my entire lifetime. At this juncture I am compelled to remember and recall one such luminary Edapal Soolapaani Warier, who could write the horoscope of Dr. Swarna Nalappad, a week before her actual birth, on a wager with Nalappad Narayana Menon, her uncle, and a literary luminary of Kerala. Dr. Swarna, still alive, has many a time mentioned about the incident, on various platforms and also recorded it in her autobiography. It was he, decades ago, who exhorted me delve into the Tattwa Shodana concept and wanted me to go into the inner imports embedded in the notable work Yuktibhaasha. I could do the first, with satisfactory success but could not venture at all, into the second, so far.

It was in the year 1959 that  Dr. Bh. Satyanarayana Rao of Masulipatnam, came out with a small book explaining the Tattwa Theory. He says that a friend of his gave him for perusal a manuscript of elaborate Tables running into 64 pages in foolscap size. That was a list of possible birth times copied from Bhrigu Nadi. The author says he could perceive a cyclic repetition and condensed the same to a single page and subsequently printed it 
much to the surprise of his friend. Because his effort attracted much appreciation from scholars, he brought out a book with additional details. Dr. V. Thiruvenkataacharya, of the New College, Chennai and a well-known contributor to the now defunct The Astrological Magazine, was one amongst many who have approved and accepted this theory as an effective tool to rectify birth time.

The theory behind this unique concept is very simple. It relies on the notion that every human born on the earth is constituted by the natural characteristics of the five Tattwas or primary elements Prithvi, Teja, Apa, Vayu and Akasha or the elements of earth, fire, water, air and ether respectively. The connection between the person and the Tattwa to which he or she belongs can be easily identified by noting the distinct characteristics the person carries with him or her.

A brief review these characteristics may not be out of place.

Prithivi Tattwa
This denotes the physical quality which is governed by Mercury, the ruler of the intellect and the brain. Those born under this Tattwa will be self-reliant, enduring, intuitive, prudent and farseeing, calculating, cunning, practical, deft, clever and trustworthy. Being self-centered, as though representing the centripetal force, their thoughts turn inwards, striving with a firm mind for self-interest and progress, worldly gains and possessions, rather than for the acquisition of knowledge in any branch, much less of philosophy and other abstract subjects or religion. Thus, they possess solidarity, stability in finance and mundane happiness.

This type of people often succeeds as moneylenders, financiers, traders, bankers and miners who make a fortune through the mineral products lying under the earth.Brihat Samhita has something different to say about them. It says that the person will have the odour of fragrant flowers, enjoys pleasures, have pleasant breath and will have firm character. Their physical sheen makes the teeth, skin, nails and hair on the body and head radiant, bestowing contentment, wealth and progress in life and causes engagement in religious and meritorious acts continuously.

Jala Tattwa
Governed by Venus and the Moon, this Tattwa can denote the astral or physic characteristics — imagination, fertility of thought, love of arts, physical enjoyment and at times, some lethargy and indolence. It confers activity, versatility, adaptability, sympathy, amicability, harmony, hospitality, decorum, receptivity and submission. When given to lethargy, they become visionaries. However, when aroused into action by the force of circumstances, they become energetic, active and even tenacious. Though they lack in vitality, their efforts in life become fruitful.They often select painting, sculpture, music or horology as their profession or pursuits.When not independent in profession, they occupy subordinate positions. The Tattwa can give them interest in politics.

Brihat Samhita • They drink plenty of water, speak sweetly and agreeably and enjoy delicious things. Glossy, white, bright, clean, and attractive to the eyes, they are endowed with amiable qualities and a tender nature, happiness and prosperity; it can bestow all kinds of success and all-round good human motherly feelings.

Tejo Tattwa
This Tattwa governs the mental and the physical qualities and endows one with energy, restlessness, fury, enthusiasm, vigor and vitality, zeal, aggressiveness and audacity. Such natives are brave and argumentative. They rise to eminence and become wealthy by virtue of some of these sterling qualities. Ambitious and devoted to principles in life, they will be honest and sincere in their efforts. Eminent lawyers, politicians, economists, engineers, surgeons explorers, soldiers and sportspersons fall under this category.

Brihat Samhita • They are sometimes cruel, irascible, hungry and gluttonous, irascible and of the hue of lotus, gold or fire. They can be endowed with brilliance, valor and conquering supremacy and lead to victory. They can get immediate success in their desired intentions.

Vayu Tattwa
This Tattwa governs supra-mental faculty of the Higher Self. It rules the practical or emotional traits of the higher mind or innate wisdom in esoteric activities. Such natives will be the best thinkers, mainly in the domain of philosophy and occult sciences. They will be good planners and with visionary ideas. They are originators but can be poor in execution. This can be through lack of proper surroundings and opportunities. They will be active, agile and alert. They can be to an extent harsh but not cruel, even to those, including their dear ones, sons or relatives who swerve from truth and honesty. 

Principled, they will be quick and sharp.They can think or plan much ahead of others. However, they may lack in stability and concentration. Their ideas can run over a wide realm. Can be interested in topics both mundane and spiritual. As Saturn rules Vayu Tattwa and as wind is swift, their thoughts could be likewise, transitory and altering according to the time, place and occasion. Politicians, philosophers, research scholars, geologists and even monks, (if Saturn is strong) belong to this category.

Brihat Samhita • They can be fickle- minded and lean (weak) and easily lose their temper. When Saturn is strong and in an angle, the high- quality effects could get augmented. Rough and dark in appearances, they can be murderers, facing imprisonment, suffering diseases and disasters and may lose accumulated wealth.

Akasha Tattwa
This Tattwa governs ether and electromagnetic waves of light. It can impart original energy in one to create development and vibration. Such native exhibit variation in temper, mind and aptitudes. When environmental circumstances are congenial and encouraging, they reveal great traits of character, manifesting intellect and imagination of a high order. They have extraordinary grit, enthusiasm, power,tolerance and liberality. However, when the circumstances are otherwise, such qualities could often be seen as dissipating and dissolving. With frequency of both positive and negative qualities at work, and sometimes in conflict, they can be optimistic and otherwise yielding and pessimistic. They could be endowed with good constitution and vitality. They take interest in philosophy, finance, law, education and book writing. They can often be good inventors capable of rising to great heights of glory with fame lasting long even after their lifetime. Poets, lawyers, writers, musicians, scholars, educationalists, novelists, inventors, and Yoga teachers come under Akasha Tattwa. They can rise above the sphere of their birth if their Jupiter is very strong.

Brihat Samhita • They could be clever, open mouthed (frank) and good grammarians. They will have limbs with beautiful veins. They get some divine nature, become charitable, are of soft temper, will be devoted to their friends and will be the repository of all good and desirable traits. They can become proficient in fine arts or Tantra Sastras.

These broad traits can easily help identify anyone as belonging to a particular Tattwa. 

Courtesy: Modern Astrology (V.S Kalyanaraman)                                            To be continued...

May 11, 2017

Pairing of Opposite Houses - Part IX B

Pairing of Opposite Houses - Part IX B

Accomplishment of Life's Purpose
In general, the mutually supportive pairs associated with the Ascendant and 11th houses or their lords would naturally help in the realization of dreams, desires, goals and aspirations in the concerned area of life and create fulfillment and this would further pave the way for the progress of the soul also. But, the adverse effects of the lop-sided ones, the missing links and the dormant ones would either create bottle-necks or cause delay/slippage in fulfillment of desires and hence, they have to be identified properly and suitable corrective actions must be taken for achieving the purpose of the material manifestation of the soul.

Not only that. Often, the accomplishment of goals is linked to the clearance of past Karmic debts which can be understood through the assessment of the last pair of opposite houses i.e., 6th and 12th being the significators of the two most important houses of spirituality, namely, Runa (the Karmic debt) and Runa Mochana or Moksha (freedom from such debts)in the present birth. In other words, they relate to the evolution and emancipation of the soul of the native through enduring the Karma or experiencing it or by paying back the Karmic debt. As already said, Runa signifies either what we have to get from others or to give back to others based on our past Karmic links and relationships. But, Moksha signifies clearing all the debts and making the give and take either equal or zero i.e., what one has to either get back or give back is nothing. Meaning, that there is nothing left for experiencing in the material plane and that the native is ready for ascending to higher planes. After such continuous ascension from one higher world to another, the native's soul is said to reach its ultimate destiny i.e., returning to the source from which it manifested in the grosser world. Hence, the clearing of debts in each birth is very important for the overall evolution of the soul l£ the next level of manifestation. Incidentally, as already mentioned in this series, the occupation of a house-lord in the 12th from his own house or in the 12th house of the chart may also help in clearing of past Karmic debts.

Now, to understand these concepts better, the horoscope of my Manasa Guru Dr. B. V. Raman, who dedicated his whole life to the cause of astrology and is primarily responsible for popularising it throughout the world in the 20th century would be a good example.

This horoscope has already been discussed extensively in various journals and books. A discussion by S. Rajagopala Iyer is included by Dr. Raman in book Notable Horoscopes which is to be considered as the most authentic one because it has Dr.Raman's personal approval. Keeping this fact in mind, I am restricting my discussion only to the identification of the purpose of his life in the present birth and whether his mission was achieved or not by using the principles outlined in this article.

Chart 1:Dr. B.V. Raman: Born August 8, 1912 at 19 h. 42 m. at 13 N 77 E 35.
chart 1

The following key points are to be noted in the preliminary analysis;

(a) All the 12 houses in the chart are active and there is no dormant or inactive one because the the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 10th houses are occupied by planets, houses 1 and 12 are aspected by planets while the lords of vacant houses 3,5,9 and 11 are strong and occupy Kendras with their Bhava Karakas also well placed in Kendras. This means that the personality of the native was a well balanced one and that he accorded importance to all areas of life without neglecting any of them.

(b) Out of the Trikona houses, the houses forming the Dharma Trikona (1,5,9) are not occupied by any planet while the remaining three trikonas (Artha - 2,6,10, Kama - 3,7,11 and Moksha - 4,8,12) are occupied by 3 planets each. This means that the activities of the native were focused more towards achieving Artha, Kama and Moksha Purushartas. That is, the native gave equal importance to them while his desire for being religious (Dharma) was not that pronounced (neither adverse nor overtly active) in his present life. In other words, he preferred to be more an activity oriented person rather than showing off with false religious make up like wearing saffron robes, anointing the body with kumkum or sacred ash. etc. He normally chose to wear simple clothing without any pomp and show with white shirts and a dhoti, the traditional dress of most South Indians unless the place, etiquette and weather conditions warranted a change in his attire.

(c) The horoscope has some strong and special influences on the 1-7 and 4-10 axes. The occupation of 3 planets (Venus, Mars and retrograde Mercury of the 7th with the aspect of Saturn and Mars on the Ascendant (which is vacant) makes these houses more active in the present life.

Venus as Yogakaraka, Mars as karmadhipati and Mercury as the lord of Poorvapunya have collectively  supported the native in getting many good associates in his pioneering activities. But, at the same time, with Venus as Badhaka and Mercury as 8th lord, the native was also destined to face troubles and disturbances from not only his associates and opponents but also his own people at every important stage of his life. In this connection, it should be noted that the 5th and 9th houses from both the Ascendant and 7th house are unoccupied by any planets; but, all planets posited in the 7th house own the 5th or 9th house from either the Ascendant or the 7th house. This indicates that the results caused by the influences on 1-7 axis have past Karmic imprints as well.

(d) The occupation of Saturn and Moon in 4th and Jupiter in 10th house causes another special impact in the horoscope. The conjunction of Saturn (Ascendant and 12th lord) with the Moon (6th lord) creates a conviction in the native to serve society. The occupation of Jupiter in the 10th aspected by the 3rd and 10th lord Mars emboldened him to choose an area of traditional wisdom as his career and livelihood. The mutual aspects of these planets in 4-10 axis create a synergic effect of fusing the impact of all the associated planets because Jupiter and the Moon are mutually friendly and Jupiter and Saturn are neutral to each other. The occupation of Saturn and Jupiter in friendly signs with the Moon in his exaltation sign make the results more pronounced in the area of profession and render it stronger than any other area of his life.

The occupation of Rahu (unconventional research) in the 5th from the 10th and Sun (Atma) in the 9th from the 10th and the controlling aspect of Jupiter (Jeeva) on both these planets indicate that the native's choice of astrology (research in Atmavidya) as his career was an election of Providence. Also, the conjunction of Mercury and Mars in the 7th and their aspect on both the Ascendant and the 10th is an indication of the Karmic role of his paternal grandfather in shaping his destiny.

(e) Another special feature is that the Sun, the Moon, Ketu and the Ascendant are all influencing the Moksha Trikona of the native which means that the present birth of the native was an evolutionary step towards Final Emancipation of his soul.

Purpose of Present life
As can be seen from the above discussion, the 4-10 axis is the strongest in the horoscope with synergic effects from 4 out of 9 planets which strongly guide and influence the goals, aspirations and purpose of the present birth . This means that the native was born to serve society (6th) and seek happiness (4th) through his choice of a career (10th) in the traditional wisdom of Atma Vidya (Sun, Jupiter and Saturn). He championed the cause of astrology 'to procure its rightful place in the hierarchy of sciences' and his main aim was 'to eschew Astrology from charlatanry and to refute the stale objections against Astrology raised in some scientific quarters through his writings'.

The aspect of Mars (3rd and 10th lord) on the 10th made him a prolific writer as well with the support of Mercury in the 7th aspecting the Ascendant.

Accomplishment of Life's Purpose
Jupiter being the lord of Ishtasiddhi (11th fulfillment) is in a mutually friendly aspect with the Moon (lord of service) who is exalted in Sukhasthana (4th) in conjunction with Saturn (Ascendant and 12th lord). The aspect of another friendly planet Mars as the lord of 3rd (effort) and 10th (actions) on Jupiter in the 10th indicates that his efforts were oriented in the right direction for achieving his goals. This means that the native's mission was well accomplished in this birth and that he found happiness in what he was doing. Also, the position of Jupiter in the 10th house (Karma) and aspect by 6th and 12th lords on it indicate that the native had expended his Runas brought forward in this birth and paved the way for the furtherance of his spiritual evolution.

Thus, it can be seen that analyzing a horoscope using all 6 pairs of opposite houses is highly useful in leading one to the right conclusion in identifying both the purpose of life in the present birth as well as in assessing its accomplishment.

Courtesy: Modern Astrology(Dr.Revathi Vee Kumar)
Continued from:Pairing of Opposite Houses - Part IXA

May 08, 2017

Pairing of Opposite Houses - Part IXA

Pairing of Opposite Houses - Part IXA

Deeper insights
We have seen so far in this series that if we analyse the opposite houses of a horoscope as pairs instead of as individual ones we can achieve improved accuracy in prediction with deeper insights (both material and spiritual) into the different areas of life of the individual. This technique has yet another application which needs to be discussed before concluding this series. That is, it is possible to identify with some clarity both the purpose of the present life of an individual and its accomplishment (or otherwise) by examining all the 6 pairs of opposite houses together. This is discussed in detail in this part.

According to Phaladeepika(chap 14, Sloka 26-27),

धर्मेश्र्वरैणैव  हि  पूर्वजन्मवृत्तं भविष्यज्जननं सुतेशात् |
तदीशजातिं तदधिष्टितर्क्षदिशं हि तत्रैव  तदीशदेशम् ||

meaning, it is the lord of the 9th house that tells all about a native's past birth, while all information about his future birth is revealed by the planet owning the 5th. the particular caste, the country and the quarter or direction of the individual in his past and future births should be guessed from the two respective planets refers to above.

Knowing Karmic Imprints
According to Vedic philosophy, it is a basic fact that the birth of every individual takes place with some specific purpose like enjoying the fruits of one's good deeds done in past lives,enduring pain and punishment for sins committed, repaying one's karmic debts, facilitating  the manifestation, evolution ot completion of the journey of other related souls etc., . As  a result of the Karmic impacts made by the relationships that existed int heir past lives and each other's doings in earlier births, people get reconnected in the present life with changed circumstances so that their activities in this life facilitate the settling of pending scores. Also, it is a widely accepted belief that every human being is reborn in a particular family tree with a certain type of socio-economic and environmental conditions to fulfill his strongest unfinished desire in the previous birth subject to his eligibility to get that dream realized based upon his Karmic account. This means that the experiences in the present life are directly related to the nature of his past Karma. In spiritual astrology, an effort is made to understand these Karmic imprints based on the birth chart.

According to Saravali, (Chap 3, Sloka 26-27), one's past merits should be estimated from the 9th house. Also, the late Sri. J.N.Bhasin, an illustrious author on astrology, adds the following note to his translation of Slokas 35 to 39 of Chapter 3 of Sarvarta Chintamani

                    ... The capacity to understand and know the future is given by the excellence of the 5th house and its lord\ for the 5th house relates to "future " as distinct from the 9th house which relates to the past (having crossed the horizon before birth).

                   .... the 5th house indicates the source (Sanchita Karma) from which the birth emanates and hence, one's future depends on the 5th house. That is, if the 5th house is strong with benefic influences, it indicates a good future while its affliction by malefic influences portends problems and miseries.

Taking a cue from these, one can try to find the past Karmic imprints in a horoscope. The 5th house signifies one's Poorvapunya. It is the house signifying not only the sum and substance of all the past Karmic actions of an individual but also their fruits to be enjoyed in future births.  In other words, the 5th house indicates the source (Sanchita Karma) from which the birth emanates and hence, one's future depends on the 5th house. That is, if the 5th house is strong with benefic influences, it indicates a good future while its affliction by malefic influences portends problems and miseries. Also, as already discussed the 9th house signifies one's luck and Prarabdha which happen to be a part of the original resources which a native brings forward with him at birth to enjoy in the present life. That is, what a particular native is destined to get in this life based on his past Karma is governed by the 9th house. In other words, 9th house indicates as to what is in store for a native in this life based on the past deeds. Hence, it has been pointed out earlier in this series that the 5th house is the central fulcrum among the trines which exerts its direct influence on the Ascendant (birth of the self) on one side and the 9th house (signifying his luck and Prarabdha) on the other.

Applying the same analogy, it can be concluded that the 5th house from any house would indicate the source from which the results of a house originate (or the cause for a particular nature/type of results) while the 9th house from it indicates as to what can be expected in respect of that house in the present birth. That is the reason why more importance is given to the Trikonas in spiritual astrology. Thus, by examining the houses in trine to a particular house we can understand the Karmic imprints on that house. (Incidentally, this is the reason why prediction is made based on the occupation of planets in all 3 Trikona Rasis in Nadi system of astrology. these Purushartas i.e., the purpose or meaning for being born as a human being. Please study and compare the significations of the opposite pairs in the following Table.

Table of Purushartas of Opposite Houses

               .... Dharma and Kama mutually oppose each other while Artha and Moksha mutually oppose each other. Besides, these sets of houses are mutually exclusive and there is no interlink between them. That is, Dharma and Kama do not get interconnected with Artha and Moksha in this scheme of evaluation.

It may be noted from the Table that out of the 6 pairs of opposite houses, three pairs belong to Dharma and Kama while the remaining three pairs signify Artha and Moksha. Also, Dharma and Kama mutually oppose each other while Artha and Moksha mutually oppose each other. Besides, these sets of houses are mutually exclusive and there is no interlink between them. That is, Dharma and Kama do not get interconnected with Artha and Moksha in this scheme of evaluation. That is, the group of houses signifying Dharma and Kama (1, 5, 9 and 3, 7, 11) do not have a Karmic bearing on the other group signifying Artha and Moksha (2, 6, 10 and 4, 8, 12) being mutually exclusive to each other. However, the houses within a group have a Karmic connectivity at subtler levels because  in most of the cases a fusion in the results occurs due to the direct aspect of planets posited in the opposite houses. Therefore, the practical path of one's life can be identified by assessing and understanding the impact created by the missing inter-links, dormant or inactive areas, the mutually unfavorable and lop-sided influences, most- emphasized houses etc., among the different houses of a chart.

But. now the question is, how to find out all this? The following guidelines would be very useful in this direction:

1) If a particular house is vacant and unoccupied without the aspect of any planet on it and if simultaneously its lord is also weak (debilitated, combust etc..) then it is to be considered as a dormant or inactive house. The significations of such houses will not generally cause any sort of impact in the life of the native.

2) If a house is having the influence (occupation or aspect) of one or two planets irrespective of whether they are benefic or malefic in nature, then it gets activated even if its lord is  weak and it causes some significant impact on the concerned areas of life.

3) If the lord of a house is strong even without any influences on the house(s) ruled by it and it  simultaneously is supported by the Karaka of the concerned area of life, then the natural significations common to both the planets would also have some significant impact on the life of the native.

4) If there is a concentration of more number of planets in a house by way of either occupation or aspect, then some areas of life related to that house get extra boost either for good or far bad depending on whether the influences are favourable or not. If the benefic influence or more, it would give good results and vice versa. Such most-emphasized influences need to be understood clearly and if adverse and lop sided in effect, proper remedial action has to be taken .

5) It may  so happen that sometimes, the influences on the opposite houses may be mutually favourable or unfavourable and hence, they support or oppose the related significations of the concerned houses accordingly.

6) If it so happens the houses related to a particular Purushartha become dormant or inactive, then they may not have any interlinks with other houses in the chart unless its lord strongly establishes some contact with other houses by way of conjunction or aspect with other houses or planets. If no such interlinks exist either through the house or its lord, then the significations of such houses need not be worried about at all because they would be practically non-existent in the life of the native.

Thus, while assessing a chart for knowing the purpose of the present life of the native, first the group to which each of the houses belongs to is to be found out. Then, the nature of interlinks between all pairs of houses are to be studied and conclusions must be drawn based on whether the pairs of houses are active or dormant, over-emphasized or lop-sided or normal, mutually favourable or unfavourable etc.

Courtesy: Modern Astrology(Dr.Revathi Vee Kumar)
Continued from :Paring of Opposite Houses - Part VIII                                            To be continued..

May 02, 2017

Pairing of Opposite Houses - Part VIII

Pairing of Opposite Houses - Part VIII

The Sixth and Twelfth House Pair
The 6th and 12th houses provide the basic clues not  only to the pending Runas but also whether a native is destined to get rid of them or not in the present birth either by performing the deeds suitable to pay back the past life debts or by enduring the pains and Treasures arising due to them. The following points would be very useful in assessing the 6th and 12th houses as a pair.

Any planet in the 6th aspects the 12th house directly and vice versa. A benefic in the 6th not only increases the negative significance of the house but also connects them to the 12th house thereby forcing the native to incur losses and expenditure even by taking loans due to such problems. On the contrary, a malefic in the 6th would restrict the negative results of the 6th house. But, its aspect on the 12th activates discomforts like loss of sleep, loss of limbs, loss of position etc., depending on the other adverse influences prevailing in the 12th house itself.

A malefic occupying the 12th house itself would cause an affliction to the house which could result in disturbed sleep, etc although its aspect on the 6th is not negative as any malefic aspect on the 6th could result in either dispensing with a pending debt or containing it.

Contrarily, a benefic in the 12th is deemed to be a source of desirable expenditure which is generally not considered to be an adverse influence at all unless it is the lord of the Ascendant itself.

•A simultaneous occupation of either only malefics or benefics in both the 6th and 12th houses is desirable because it would ensure a fairly smooth redemption of Karmic Runas with
malefics restricting adverse effects and benefics offering no obstruction to the transfer of influences from one house to the other and facilitating the necessary expenditure without any difficulty

•A combination of both benefic and malefic planets in either the 6th and 12th house or a malefic in one house aspected by a benefic in another would simultaneously afflict both the houses and create problems of health, financial issues etc., and make it worse for the native by causing unwanted lossess and expenditure along with hospitalisation loss of mental peace etc.

•The conjunction of the 6th and 12th lords in either of the houses (or in the 8th as well is said from a Vipareeta RaiaYoga. According to Phaladeepika (Chap.6), if the lords of the 6th, 8th and 12th houses occupy the 6th house it is Harsha Yoga when the native will be blessed with happiness and good fortune and a strong constitution. He will conquer his enemies and will hesitate to indulge in sinful deeds. He will become a friend of the illustrious and men of class. He will be wealthy, splendourous, famous and will have friends and sons (Sloka 63). If this conjunction occurs in the 12th house it is called as Vimala Yoga and such a native will be frugal in his expenses and clever in saving money. He will be endowed with good behaviour, will enjoy happiness, will be independent, will follow a respectable profession or conduct and will be well known for his good qualities (Sloka 69). The reason given for such an opposite effect is that the lord of an inauspicious house when disposed in another inauspicious one becomes so weak that he loses his evil character and assumes the role of a strong benefic to produce excellent results of an opposite nature.

•The horoscopes in which there are more planets in 6-12 axis (which cause afflictions to benefic houses) indicate that such natives are born to either experience more pain and punishment than pleasures or to repay their past Karmic debts in this life, even by suffering humiliation at the hands of others or by being forced to give others whatever they have with their possessions being forcibly taken from them.

•The aspect of the 6th lord on the 12th paves way for redemption of pending Karmic Runas through the source indicated by the planet owning the 6th house and the house occupied by it while the aspect of the 12th lord on the 6th house may obstruct such redemption through the positional impact of the planet owning the 12th.

•An exchange of signs or Nakshatras by the lords of the 6th and the 12th would also be favourable for dispensing with the Runas. In this case, the challenges and problems created by the 6th house or lord are absorbed well by the 12th house or lord and finally, the native ends up with freedom from problems even at the cost of extra expense. For example, the Roga (disease) created by the 6th house/lord is easily got treated in a hospital, of course, after spending on the hospital bills.

•The special influence of Jupiter in these houses needs separate mention. While the position of Jupiter in the 6th is sure to create unwanted expenses towards court cases/legal battles, its influence on the 12th house (aspect or occupancy) helps to a great extent in either spending money and getting wishes fulfilled or confers unexpected wealth to the native through fair and lawful means.

•Generally, it is said that if 6th and 12th lords are conjoined any where in the chart, the native will get wealth in the latter part of his life.

•It is important that the 12th lord should be in a Kendra or Trikona with a Kendra or Trikona lord for good results. But, this is not applicable to the 6th lord. If the 6th lord is with Kendra or Trikona lords in Kendra/Kona, the 6th house works more effectively by creating more problems and disturbances to the native.

•The occupation of Rahu or Ketu of the 6th house creates some special effects. As Ketu brings in the past Karmic fruits to this life and Rahu distributes these fruits to the native through the house tenanted by them in the chart, their position in the 6-12 axis creates a mutual interlink between the Run as and their redemption in this life. If either of these planets is conjoined with other planets in the 6th and aspect the 12th, the Runas are redeemed by the native himself though with enough sufferings. But, if the conjunction takes place in the 12th house with Ketu there, it makes the native a restless and wandering spirit forcing him to leave his place/country of birth and he may lose all his ancestral property and change his residence and profession. However, Ketu in the 12th provides mitigation of evil sins denoted by Rahu and signifies salvation by detachment. Ketu would also assist the native in restricting past Karmic effects by working as the balancing power along with Rahu. The aspect of 12th lord on 12th with Ketu there would render better support for evolution and emancipation.

Chart 1: M.G Ramachandran: Born January 17, 1917 at 9h.15m at Kandy (7 N 18, 80 E 38)

Chart 1

The chart of Late Dr. M.G.Ramachandran who was chief mister of Tamil Nadu is an example of almost all the planets causing both good and bad results simultaneously. Despite being a famous and popular personality in society, he did have problems in his private life. But they were overshadowed by his commitment to public welfare and achievements in his political career. The following salient features may be noted.

•The ascendant is Aquarius whose lord Saturn is in the 6th house in retrogression and aspects the three evil houses, namely, 3rd, 8th and 12th. This establishes a link among all the Dustanas from the 6th house through a single planet who happens to be the lord of both the Ascendant and the 12th houses. The Moon, the 6th lord is occupying the 9th house (Prarabdha). This means that the chart is mainly a Runa Jathaka and that the native was born to clear his Runas through service i.e., to serve others to get rid if all his past Karmic debts in this life. This prompted the native to implement many social welfare measures for the poor and aged people as the Chief Minister of the State. His inner urge for service (Saturn in 6th) was very evident from such activities . Even at the personal level, he was known for for his donations to the needy. Probably, that is why he was called as Makkal Thilagam or savior of the people.

•The lords of the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 8th and 10th houses are conjoined in the 12th house and are in mutual aspect with retrograde Ascendant lord. This implies that the native was destined to suffer significant losses in the areas of marriage (7th) and children (5th) as a result of his Karmic influences (3rd, 8th and l0th).

•The aspect of the first rate benefic Jupiter from the 3rd house (being the lord of the 2nd and 11th houses) on the 11th house (Ishtasiddhi) where the 4th and 9th lord Venus is posited, indicates that the native's efforts were rightly oriented towards achieving desired happiness(4th), realization of his Prarabdha(9th) and the fulfillment (11th) of his mission in his present life. But, Venus being the Badhaka and its affliction by natural malefic Rahu in the 11th house did not allow the native to sail through easily. The affliction to Venus who signifies happiness and luck or Prarabdha appears to have greatly reduced the level of his contentment and made him long for better Providential support as a result of which he resorted to seeking the blessings of Divinity during the latter part of his life, though he grew up initially in the corridors of atheism and was groomed as such by his mentors.

•The conjunction of Mercury, Sun and Mars in the 12th also creates simultaneously both good and bad results. The Poorvapunya and Putrastana is affected and rendered weak by the 5th lord in the 12th house along with affliction of 5th house from Ketu which denied him children although the aspect of the 2nd and 11th lord Jupiter on 7th house granted him a few marriages despite the 7th lord occupying the 12th house. This is a clear sign of enduring his past Karmic influences and expending them.

•Vipareeta Raja Yogas (Harsha and Vimala) are present in the chart because of the inter-links among the planets in the 6th and the 12th houses. The fact that the other lordships of these Yoga-forming planets are of benefic houses such as his self, Karma and Poorvapunyastanas, and the 9th lord (Prarabdha) in the 11th house, clearly indicate that the native was 'a child of destiny' and prove the superseding power of Providence in shaping the life of the native as a result of which he could rise up to a very high level in society with name and fame despite being born in an ordinary family. But, the Badhaka influence of Venus and its affliction by Rahu had always been a thorn in the bed of roses as a result of which he had to frequently face and surmount difficulties posed by his own colleagues and associates either in politics or in cinema.

•It is pertinent to note that the 3rd house is directly influenced by the aspect of Karma Karaka Saturn. As such, the native was a hard working person trying sincerely to get rid of all his Runas in this birth. Therefore, the afflictions to the 6th house, if any, are rectified by the same Saturn influencing the 3rd house. But, because the 3rd is also simultaneously afflicted by the aspect of the other planets, the native was enduring the pain and suffering in his personal areas by sublimating them into acts of service.

•During the last years of his life, the native's health suffered severely due to paralytic attacks and he was a living vegetable for quite a long time before breathing his last. This was mainly due to: (i) weak Poorvapunya and afflicted Prarabdha (ii) mutual aspects of Mars and Saturn along 6-12 axis (iii) Retrogression of the Ascendant lord in 6th (Roga) and his aspect on the 8th house and (iv) Moon (dispositor of Ascendant lord) occupying the Badhakastana.

Thus, in Chart 1, past Karmic influences were primarily responsible for not only his achievements in public life but also for all his personal sufferings.

 Chart 2: Male: Born November 26, 1962 at 14 h. 15 m. at 13 N, 77 E 35
Chart 2

The following points are may be noted in Chart 2 as significant.
•The Ascendant is Pisces and its lord Jupiter is occupying the 12th house. This is a basic indication that the native is destined to expend himself and experience notable losses in this life. The Ascendant lord Jupiter is aspected by debilitated Mars (2nd and 9th lord) from the 5th house. Despite Mars being a benefic by lordship and his position in the 5th house is interconnecting the Trikonas, both his conjunction with Rahu and getting aspected by Saturn, the 12th lord, make him more inauspicious while his aspect on the Ascendant lord increases the affliction to the present life of the native.

•Jupiter (Ascendant and Karma lord), the Sun (soul), Saturn (Karma Karaka and lord of Ishtasiddhi in D-l) are all debilitated in Navamsa rendering the soul weak and paving the way for the onslaught of past Karmas in the present life.

•There is the conjunction of Badhaka 7th lord Mercury and the lord of Runastana Sun with the lord of Poorvapunyastana (Moon) in the house of luck/Prarabdha (9th house) which is also aspected by natural Karma Karaka Saturn (lord of 11th and 12th houses in the chart). This combination clearly indicates that for this native there are pending past Karmic debts related to the portfolios of marriage and children which are to be endured and repaid in the present birth.

•The deep combustion of the 4th and 7th lord Mercury in the 6th lord Sun in the Bhagyastana has deprived the native of any significant happiness in life besides spoiling the prospects of marriage. The conjunction of debilitated Moon as lord of Poorvapunyastana with these planets worsens the situation.

•The afflicted 2nd and 9th lord Mars is in Rasi Parivartana with afflicted 5th lord Moon and both are in their debilitation signs. As the auspicious Yogas formed by these planets are destroyed clue to their debilitation (Uttara Kalamrita Sloka 2, Chapter 4), this sort of Neecha Sambandha to both the houses signifying the Prarabda and Poorvapunya of the native is also a clear sign of past Karmic misdeeds for which the native has to make amends in this life. As such, this combination has not only prevented the native from acquiring a family of his own but also resulted in depriving the native of any children.
•The retrogression of the 3rd (effort) and 8th (misfortunes) lord in his own house in the 8th creates more adversities due to some mysterious Providential influence and goads him to commit mistakes which provide an easy ground for the play of fate. As a result, the native who was holding an executive post in a central government PSU suddenly resigned his job and has chosen to live like an ascetic keeping himself away from the main stream of life at the early age of 47 years.

•The Ascendant is aspected by the 11th and 12th lord Saturn. This brings the Ascendant under the inauspicious sway of Saturn. As a result, the native has chosen to remain a bachelor to lake care of his unmarried elder sister.

In Chart 2, it should be noted that not a single planet is fully benefic. Hence, it can be rightly called a Runa Jataka.

Dustana Lords in Dustanas
Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra gives the following results for the disposition of Dustana lords in the 6th and the 12th houses.
(i) 6th lord in 6th - The native will have enmity with his kinsmen. But, he will be friendly to others and will enjoy mediocre happiness in matters like wealth.
(ii) 8th lord in 6th - The native will win over his enemies, be affected by diseases and during childhood, will incur danger through snakes and water.
(iii)12th lord in 6th - The native will incur enmity with his own men, be given to anger, be sinful and miserable.
(iv)6th lord in 12th - The native will always spend on vices, be hostile to learned people and will torture living beings.
(v)8th lord in 12th - The native will spend on evil deeds and will have a short life. More so, if there is additionally a malefic in the said house.
(vi)12th lord in 12th - The native will face heavy expenditure and will not have physical felicity, be irritable and spiteful.

According to Parasara, the lords of the 6th and 12th are not good even when they occupy their own houses. Therefore, it means that the effects of Harsha and Vimala Yogas will be felt only when the conjunction of other Dustana lords take place in these two houses.
                                                                                                                                             to be continued...
Courtesy: Modern Astrology(Dr. Revathi Vee Kumar)           
Continued from: Pairing of Opposite Houses Part 7B                                     
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