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March 21, 2018

Effects of Ketu Mahadasha

Effects of Ketu Mahadasha

Ketu Mahadasa 
Ketu is the primary indicator of spirituality in astrology. The kind of spirituality, which Ketu indicates is the intense form of spirituality, not like a kind of ritualistic. Ketu is known as the tail of demon in astrology and Ketu Mahadasa will last for 7 years.

This spirituality will be very transformative. Transformations are actually very powerful and stressful. You may have emotional issues. Basically, during any mahadasa, the house which the planet placed will be in the main focus. This main focus will continue throughout the dasha. In Ketu dasha also, this rule applies, but there will be a huge focus on spirituality as well.

Ketu is actually a headless planet. So, there are great chances for you to make wrong decisions and thus landing in different troubles. If you are a person who is going through Mercury dasa, you should understand that, Ketu dasa is waiting for you. Once when you reach the end phase of Mercury dasa, you should understand that the coming days, you are going to transform.

There is a general assumption that in certain houses Ketu will give you best dasha. These are just misguiding information. If it is Ketu dasa then you will have to move towards your spiritual ashram.

Married people will have to be cautious when one of the couples moves through Ketu dasa. Since Ketu indicates spirituality, it may not greatly favor an easy marital relationship. Please try to be compassionate with each other. Once when Ketu dasa gets over, your Venus dasa will come. That will be a good time period, if Venus is placed well.

During Ketu dasa, you must start a spiritual activity. Learning spiritual texts under a Guru will be surely soothing to you during Ketu dasa. The world has become very materialistic and people generally feel that they have walk with a crowd who madly follows the practices of heightened spirituality. We may forget the path of the spirituality is ultimate force. This Ketu dasa is a great opportunity to reconnect with the ultimate force which is the cause and reason for everything in the universe.

Here is the beauty of Ketu dasa. This dasa is a great dasa to fulfill your righteous desires and wishes. If you are moving in a spiritual path, then you will see great blessings coming to you.  Progress is sure when you may spirituality your mark. 

Despite your religious belief, you all are requested to follow spirituality. It should not be a ritualistic spirituality. You should have the godliness in your mind and body. This is the opportunity to amass that much of blessings for your future.

If you are a person going through struggles during Ketu dasa, then go for a retrospect. What were your actions in the past and how you performed in the past? You will somewhere see unrighteous deeds from you. Then you should take an effort to correct those. Then you will see a lot of blessings in your life.

March 17, 2018

Impact of Weak Sun in Different Houses

Impact of weak Sun in different houses

Weak Sun in Astrology
According to the Vedas, the Sun is the provider of life. The Sun is a revolutionary kind of force as in astrology, whichever house, the Sun is placed, it will make you realistic. You may not be supposed to  have a superficial kind of approach in those matters.

The Sun is the king of astrology and all the planets revolve round it. So, the Sun is the main planet and it indicates soul, ego, father, self-esteem, authority, health, vitality, courage and confidence.

The Sun is exalted in Aries and debilitated in Libra. This exaltation and debilitation is a very controversial phenomenon. Both the placements have positive and negative indications.

In a natural zodiac wheel, Aries is the 1st sign and Libra is the 7th. Libra lies on the lower side of the zodiac wheel. The Sun being a king enjoys the attention he gets in the 1st sign, but it doesn’t like to be in the sign where is has to remain in the background. It doesn’t like to be in this sign despite the house because this house deals with day to day relationships.

Being the King, the Sun likes to be in the throne, but when he sends out to deal with all the complexities in the relationships, then a person with Sun in debilitation can have issues with so many people. Primarily with father, this person can have issues.

The Sun indicates father in astrology and a Sun in Libra person will have to go an extra mile in being happy with their father. The father-child relationship will advance amidst a lot of struggles. They may have to go an extra mile in controlling their ego and this ego can bring issues in all the relationships.

Power struggles will be another feature. When the Sun is in Libra or when it is in the 7th house that can also make your Sun weak. The Sun doesn’t share a good relationship with Saturn, and Venus. So, when placed in the sign owned by these 2 planets, then the Sun can be weak or inefficient.

The Sun is a powerful planet, so even if it is in a good mode, it may make you power hungry in the matters of the house which it is placed, despite exalted or debilitated.

If this debilitated or weak Sun is in the 1st house, then it indicates a recurrent focus on health. In the 2nd house ongoing power struggle in the family. In the 3rd house, then the power struggles can be with siblings. The 4th house is showing the stress with family. When Sun is placed in the 5th, then the power struggles can be with children or partner in romance. In the 6th house, it makes you power hungry over your colleagues.

The 7th house Sun is, of course, showing the hiccups in the marital life. In the 8th house, it can be with your partners. Then, the 9th house sun shows the friction with gurus, mentors or father. The 10th house sun shows issues with administration. The 11th house Sun shows frictions in your group settings. The 12th house Sun reflects issues in emotional stability.

March 13, 2018

More on the Evil of Dustanas - Part 1

More on the Evil of Dustanas - Part 1

There is no point in minimizing of glossing ever the evil of the 6th, the 8th, and the 12th houses and their lords. Of these, the 8th is the worst. The 6th is next in order of malefic effects and the 12th comes next. The 12th denotes enjoyment and expenditure. If enjoyment is in excess, a person falls ill, losing health (the 6th) and may run into debt(the 6th) if expenses outrun income. While the 6th denotes disease and debts, the 8th connotes death and disgrace. Death, as stated by Poet Tennyson "closes all". Death silences the orator and parliamentarian and the lawyer of forensic eloquence: it stills the music of the veena, the violin and the human voice; it disables and puts an end to the skill of the eminent surgeon. Death, therefore, is dreaded more than even disease, just as disgrace and dismissal are dreaded even more than debts. That is why, the 8th house is deemed the worst of all houses; and the 8th lord is regarded as the most baneful of the hidden houses the 3rd, the 6th, 8th and the 12th. Natural malefics are considered to be good in the 3rd, the 6th and the 11th. But, even they are not commended in the 8th and the 12th unless they own a bad house like the 6th or a Badhakastana. Even when Saturn, say, as a Badhaka for Aries may relegated to the 12th, he is weakened as the lord of the 10th, so that if and when Saturn is in the 6th or the 8th or the 12th, a native faces initial disappointments and frustration in the matter of employment and earnings, despite high education.

The late Sri V. Krishnaswamy Iyer, who rose to be an eloquent and great lawyer, a High Court Judge, and the Governor's Law Member in the then Executive Council and who founded the Millipore Sanskrit College and Sri Venkataramana Ayurvedic College, was the founder of the Indian Bank also. When and then Arbuthnot Bank failed and crashed ruining many Indian families he had his inital setbacks, thanks to Mars, lord of Aries Ascendant being in the 4th in Neecha(Neechabhanga though) and Saturn, lord of the 10th and 11th, in the 6th. but thanks to excellent and well placed Jupiter, and the dicta that a malefic by nature is good in the 6th and a Badhaka may be in the 6th, the 8th or the 12th, he rose to fortune and fame.

When Saturn is in the 12th for Aries, a native does meet initial failure and disappointment and frustration, even when a powerful aspect by bene fie Jupiter from Cancer redeems him. But, redemption is not the same, and falls far short of reinforcement, so that Jupiter and Saturn in the 9th in Sagittarius cause a much superior Dhannakarmadhipati Raja Yoga, the Badhaka (tormentor) in the 9th becoming a Sadhaka (supporter), so that the 10th lord is powerful in the 9th, with the 9th lord Jupiter in his own house.

Incidentally, the best position for Jupiter, lord of the 9th (and the 12th) for Aries Ascendant is Sagittarius and the 9th. It is superior, even to Jupiter in the 4th in exaltation, even though a natural benefic in a Kendra as lord of a trine or Trikona is excellent. The reasons are two-fold. Kumaraswamiyam, an ancient Tamil work, postulates that a planet should be in a good place, avoiding the 3rd, the 6th, the 8th and the 12th, not only from the Ascendant but also from his own place and from the Moon. When Jupiter is in the 4th from the Ascendant, even in exaltation, he is in the 8th from the 9th and so, the rule in Tamil Avaravartham Manikkum, Kalanganukkam Maraiamal is not complied with. Secondly Jupiter in the 9th in own houses conduces to more male issues, provided he does not attain an even or female Navamsa. But, Jupiter in Cancer, an even sign and the house of the Moon, shows more female issues.

Similarly the lord of the 7th in the 6th, or the 8th or the 12th causes late marriage, spouse from a lower social status or even no marriage. When the lord of the 7th is ill-placed in a Trika or Dustana and the 7th is occupied by a malefic and is flanked on either side by a malefic, one malefic being in the 6th and another in the 8th, however good and good-looking a girl may be, thanks to the Ascendant and the Moon if her lord of the 7th is in the 6th, or the 8th or the 12th, either she is married to a husband having a status far below that of her parental family or there are several disappointments before marriage fructifies.

I have known Libra Ascendant natives with lord of the 7th Mars in the 6th and without benefic aspect remaining unmarried till the age of 30 or 32 years, especially when Venus, lord of the Ascendant, and Mars, lord of the 7th, are in Shashtashtaka, even though Venus, lord of the Ascendant, and love is in the 11th. I have also found Scorpio Ascendant natives with Venus in the 8th as lord of the 7th being married rather late, after experiencing a lot of disappointment in the marriage-market, even though lord of the 12th in the 8th may be praised by the texts. For Scorpio Ascendant, Venus, lord of the 7th and the 12th, is classed as a malefic as the 7th is a Marakastana and the 12th is a Dustana or Trika house. So, he should not join and mar Yogakarakas Sun and the Moon or Jupiter, the unsullied lord of the 2nd and the 5th. But, Venus exalted in the 5th has been found to give a good looking and loving spouse, and ample or abundant Bhoga Bhagya or enjoyment provided Venus is not tainted by Sanim or Rahu or Ketu, or even by Mars, who, though lord of the Ascendant, is also the lord of the 6th (Moolatrikona - Aries). For, there is a Sloka in Phaladeepika, which says that if the lord of the 12th is strong, in a Kendra or Trikona, and exalted or in Swakshetra (own sign) especially if he is a natural benefic, the native spends liberally on good people (and good carases), performs auspicious Karma or acts, to wipe out sins and is also honoured by the king.

Similarly a Tamil classic on astrology says that if the lord of the 12th is a benefic by nature and is strong in a Kendra and in exaltation, the native enjoys life with a lady playing on the veena or other musical instrument, with a fine bed strewn with flowers and pleasures of the couch. That is why Kerala scholars always used to say that the 12th is not so bad as the 6th or the 8th, since the 12th has a lower octave of enjoyment of life (though involving expenditure) and a higher octave of Moksha or final emancipation of deliverance or release from the recurring cycle of births and deaths. But, the lord of the 12th can be so regarded as fairly good 'and not wholly bad, only for Aries Ascendant, for which Jupiter is the lord of the 9th and the 12th, the 9th (Sagittarius) being Moolatrikona for Gemini for which Venus is the lord of the 5th and the 12th. the 5th (Libra) being Moolatrikona. Mars, lord of the 12th, is passable for Taurus if in exaltation and for Scorpio, if Venus is in the 5th in exaltation. But, a strong lord 'of the 12th makes one Lead his life like a lord, and live a rich life so that his savings will be meager or poor, and he cannot and will not die rich! However, only the lord of the 9th and the 12th or the lord of the 5th and the 12th can be classed as rated as a benefic, par excellence, next to a planet owning a trine and quadrant, i.e., a Trikona and Kendra, at the same time. But the lord of the 7th and the 12th is not such a benefic. though, when dignified in exaltation in the 5th or the 9th, for Scorpio or Taurus respectively, he is not so evil or cruel.

For Taurus Ascendant, if Saturn is in the 12th in Aries . the horoscope is no good when the key planet is in the 12th and in debility. Even if there is Neechabhanga, without benefic aspect Saturn very substantially reduces the pattern of the horoscope, so that it may be futile to wax eloquent about other planets, except, perhaps, the Sun and Mercury together in a good house as the lords of the 4th and the 5th respectively. Similarly, Mars, lord of the 4th and die 9th. in the 12 th and in debility in Cancer, iedoces radically the pattern of a Leo Ascendant chart. Other planets may not help much, though the Sun and Mercury together, in a good house, :: Ascendant and of the 2nd and the 11th will give some decent prosperity. The native with Mars in the 12th in Cancer for Leo Ascendant may sell away his lands and even his hone, and may not be dutiful to his mother and fail fatiKT. He will indulge in pompous and wasteM expenditure and fritter away his ii ibwi n Saturn in the 12th in debility will be equally had fling wasteful expenditure and frirlint andqaands in the family. For, a person with Saturn in the 8th or the 12th will have little domestic peace and much wasteful expenditure and members of his family circle will be inimical towards him.
                                                                                                                              to be continued...

Courtesy: Modern Astrology (R.Ramaswamy, MA.,B.L)

March 09, 2018

How weak Moon affects the emotions ?

How weak Moon affects the emotions?

Weak Moon in Astrology
Moon is the indicator of mind, emotions, mother, home, homeland and females in general. If you want to know the situation of your mind and thought process, then you should see the placement of Moon. It waxes and wanes, and out mind also is very flexible and moving. Moon is the owner of the watery sign of Cancer and Moon is also a watery planet. It rules the 4th house in the natural zodiac wheel. This 4th house indicates family, mother and all the matters indicated by the Moon.

Moon is debilitated in another water sign Scorpio. When Moon is in this sign, then that means it is dealing with tough subjects which the Moon generally do not like to be in. Moon likes to be in a secure and peaceful domain like mother, family comfort and home. In Scorpio, it is placed over the tough matters like sex, crisis, investments, finances, taxes, insurances, partnerships and loans. Here Moon will be disturbed, and it may lose all its happiness.

When your Moon is weak, then you will naturally have struggles in being happy. You may have to go an extra mile being satisfied with all the matters of your life. Relationship with elderly female figures can be complex. Especially with your mother, you can have a very sensitive relationship, unlike other signs. Mother can be constructive, but she may leave a negative impact on you. You will have to go an extra mile in keeping your mind happy and stable.

Unlike other planets, the Sun and the Moon never move in a retrogression mode. Moon is not in enmity with any planet, but Mercury, Venus, and Saturn see Moon as their enemy. So, when Moon is in conjunction with this planet, then,  Moon can be in a complex mode.  Moon doesn’t like to be with shadow planets Rahu and Ketu as well.

Rahu and Ketu are highly obsessive energies. So, when they are with such a sensitive planet-like moon they will trigger it in an intense way. This conjunction may indicate a peaceless mind.

Rahu is an obsession and Ketu is detachment. So, When the Moon conjunct the Rahu, your mind will be always aggressive. You can use this energy in a constructive or destructive way and that is solely depending on your free will.

Moon may feel difficulty in being their signs as well. Everyone will go through emotional struggles despite the placement of the Moon. Such issues are not restricted to those whose Moon is in a complex mode.

When the Moon is in a conjunction with the Jupiter, it creates a GajaKesari Yoga, but it also has another side. This placement can give a mother who is so over-protective and insecure about her child. Such mothers also can create emotional struggles for children.

So, when the Moon is in a complex mode, then you should understand that you are a highly sensitive and please don’t engage in any activity which can add more emotional burdens. A healthy diet is also important to have a good mind and mental strength.

February 28, 2018

Spiritual Illumination and Jupiter Dasa(Part 1)

Spiritual Illumination and Jupiter Dasa(Part1)

Synergy Between Dharma Moksha Trikonas
The 1st, 5th and 9th houses are called Dharma Trikonas or the tripod of righteous inclinations. The 4th, 8th and 12th houses are described as Moksha Trikonas signifying spiritual propensities. Any relationship between the Dharma and Moksha Trikonas or their lords provide the needed impetus for spiritual growth and evolution of the native . An excellent example of such a combination is that of the Jagadgum Sankaracharya Sri Abhinava Teertha, the 35th pontiff in the spiritual lineage of the Sringeri Peetam founded by Bhagavatpada Adi Sankaracharya, in whose horoscope, the 4th lord Saturn is in the 9th, the, 8th lord Mercury is in the 1st and the 12th lord Venus in the 2nd gets connected to the 5th lord Jupiter by Parivartana creating the right planetary environment for the embodiment of a great soul racing towards the Ultimate Goal.

Sun - Moon Conjunction
It was exactly a hunders years ago on November 13, 1917 thet the embodiment of compassion and spiritual perfection Jagadguru Sri Abhinava Vidya Teertha Mahaswami was toolk birth under a uniques Planetary configuration  that could leave no one in doubt of the great role he was to play in the hallowed lineage of Bhagavadpada Sri Adi Sankaracharya. The Sun and the Moon are two important factors, apart from the Ascendant , in any chart but more especially so in those that belong to spiritually advanced souls. The Sun is the natural significator of the soul or Atmakaraka ruling the Supreme Self. The Moon ,on the other hand, which receives identity from reflecting the solar brilliance, is the Manahkaraka or natural significator of the mind or the ego which is the cause of all duality and which therefore takes the soul away from its true nature.

In most charts with spiritual potential, the Sun and Moon therefore occupy pivotal points or houses indicating thereby the potential for the Higher Self to overcome the lower self or individual ego of the native.

The Moon or mind controls one at every moment of one's life and in the process tends to lead one away from one's true Self, the Atma, symbolised by the Sun. The Moon leads one to a false identification with thoughts from which the mind derivers its strength. Sans thoughts there is no mind. Sans thought the True Self reveals Itself. The death or fading away of the mind leads to comprehension of one's true Self.

The Sun and Moon together or moving towards a conjunction, therefore, is one of the best combinations for spirituality under certain other planetary conditions. Such a birth, described as occurring on or about an Amavasya, in common parlance is often 
treated with fear as showing a life devoid of success, happiness and health. Such charts are usually written off as of failures in life. Though true to a large extent, such a combination where supported by other planetary factors, can indeed release unusual levels of spirituality where it loses its puny individuality to become one with the Universal Cosmic soul.

Moksha as Dharma
The Moon in the Mahaswami's case is the 9th lord. The 9th house is the Dharmastana which rules one's sense of right and wrong. As the 9th lord, the Moon occupies the 12th or Mokshastana emphasizing the orientation of the chart with Dharma being directed towards Moksha. The Sun who is the Atmakaraka is also the 10th lord, ruler of one's main activity or Karma in life. Such a 10th lord is in the 12th in Mokshastana which makes Moksha the main objective of the native's Karma or activity.

The Acharya's main goal in life was Moksha but it was not to be in an isolated sense far from the madding crowd. Right in the midst of the world and its teeming troubled souls, the Acharya had to not only pursue the goal himself but also guide and lead his lesser brethren towards it. It is therefore natural for such a leader of spiritual matters to enjoy Raja Yogas for otherwise, how can one be the pontiff of the ancient-most seat of Advaita philosophy, the hoary Sringeri Sarada Peetam.
The Sun and Moon together act as the 9th and 10th lords to generate a Raja Yoga, Dharmakarmadhipati Yoga, welding temporal duties with spiritual tasks.

Strength of the Ascendant
According  to Varahamihira, the Ascendant lord, Jupiter or Mercury in the Ascendant make it extremely powerful. If planets other than these aspect or occupy the Ascendant, the results are not so(. Brihat Jataka 1-19)

Chart 1: H.H. Sri Abhinava Vidya Teertha : Born November 13, 1917 at 8h. 30m. (1ST) at 12 N 58, 77 E 35 with a balance of 13 years 11 months 11 days of Rahu Dasa at birth.
Chart 1

The Ascendant is the main pillar of a chart and its strength or otherwise can alter its entire scope. The Ascendant Scorpio in aspected by its lord Mars from the 10th, the most powerful Kendra. Mercury occupies the Ascendant itself while Jupiter aspects it from another Kendra. All the three conditions given by Varahamihira obtaining simultaneously make the Ascendant unusually powerful.

Deeply Spiritual Sign Rising
The sign rising on the Ascendant is Scorpio, the most spiritual as well as the most beastial sign, as described in astrological texts. Scorpio afflicted makes a beast of a man crude, vulgar, indolrat with brute appetites and an animal in buna form. Symbolised by the deadly scorpion which is known to sting itself to death, Ais sign often produces renegade souls who court misery and self destruction caogfat in unbridled passions and excessive levels of attachment and hate with scant regard for humaneness. In dignity, Scorpio is bma to produce the highest levels of spirituality where love of humanity and concern for the suffering supercede all considerations. As the 8th sign of the Kalapurusha (Zodiac) ruling life, a well-placed Scorpio bestows regenerative strength on its natives who can cut through the limitations of the body and mind to embrace all humanity as their own selves.

The Ascendant in this case is further strengthened by the fact, its ruler Mars occupies the 10th, the best Kendra, in the royal sign Leo. Mars here not only gets Vargottama strength but also Digbala. The Ascendant point rises in Pisces Navamsa, the sign symbolizing Liberation. As a result, the sign Scorpio becomes predominantly positive unleashing the tremendous potential it has in spiritualizingt the native.

Mercury in the Ascendant as the Karaka for vak or speech endowed the Acharya with a bright smiling face and a strong sense of humour and who was quick to repartee with wit shorn of sarcasm.

Jupiter is the Karaka for Sattwa Guna, the natural fallout of which is peace that surpassath all understanding springing as it does from an unending fount of bliss from within. Jupiter's aspect on the Ascendant endowed the Acharya even as a little boy with a rare tranquility and compassion.

Mars, the Ascendant lord, is in the 10th, with Digbala where he becomes exceedingly powerful in conferring the highest office one can enjoy in one's vocational life. Being Vargottama his blessings multiply manifold. Since the 10th house is intricately connected with the Ascendant through its lord, the pontificate came to him very early in his life even as he was stepping into his teens.

The 5th lord in the 7th is not conducive to marital life. In this case as a first rate benefic, the 2nd and 5th lord, Jupiter in the 7th aspected by Mercury resulted in a life of unsullied Brahmacharya, one of the pre-requisites for not only qualifying for office under this order but also for attaining the ultimate in spiritual life.  

Venus, the 7th lord, is in the 2nd in Sagittarius in exchange of signs with the 2nd lord Jupiter. This combination by itself could have led to a happy family life but Rahu with Venus would not let it be.

Venus and Rahu occupy Moola Nakshatra ruled by Ketu who, in turn, in the 8th, a Mokshatrikona is extremely comfortably placed to attract the native to the pursuit of spiritual truths. Moola is particularly associated with Saraswati, the goddess of learning, but being subtly influenced by the Jupiterean significations as a result of the exchange of signs between Venus and Jupiter transmutes learning into Gnana or spiritual wisdom.

                                                                                                                                         to be continued
Courtesy: Modern Astrology(Editorial - Gayatri Devi Vasudev)

February 23, 2018

Mahadasha : The timing of the events

Mahadasha : The timing of the events

Mahadasa system is a great feature of Vedic astrology and this is a method to find the timing of events. This feature is only available with Vedic astrology. There are so many other dasha systems like Yogini, Nirayana Shola dasha and Jaimini Chara dasha, and Vimshottari dasha. Vimshottari dasha is the most popular among them.

According to Vedic astrology, the life span of a human being is fixed as 120 years. Not only in astrology, almost all religious text says that, God fixed a human’s life span as 120 years. So, in astrology, 120 years will be under the rulership of different planets


When we generally speak about Mahadasa we always count from Ketu. Why, because the 1st sign in astrology is Aries. The 1st Nakshathra in Aries is Ashwini and it is ruled by Ketu. So, naturally Vimshottari dasa starts from Ketu dasa.

Vimshottari dasa’s base is configured in the Nakshathra lord. Your Nakshthra lord will rule your 1st Vimshottari dasha. Suppose you are born in Purva Bhadra nakshathra and its ruler is Jupiter. So, you will be entering this world by the influence of Jupiter.

Now, you can see in almost all charts, there will be a usage called balance of dasa. What is this? Astrology relies a lot on past birth and reincarnation. According to astrology, life is a continuation and the soul moves from one birth to another and it takes different physical forms. You will die in one time and that time you will be under particular dasa. Then the soul will enter another body and then the rest of the dasa continues.

Vimshottari dasa has Mahadasa and Antardasa. During the beginning of any dasa, you will be under the Mahadasa and Antardasa of same planet, but at time of your birth, your Antardasa planet will be mostly different. So, if you died under the dasa of Jupiter- Venus Mahadasa and few days and left, next time when you born will be starting Jupiter- Venus and rest of the days as Balance of dasa

This is a simple concept to understand balance of dasa, but its calculation is complicated. I will describe that in another article.

In this series, we will study, what Mahadasa is and how it influence your life.

Each planet has a fixed number of years for its influence. The longest Mahadasa duration belongs to Venus and the shortest belongs to the Sun.

After when you understand how this Mahadasa system works, it will be easy for you understand yourself. It is actually very easy to keep a track of your life, if you understand this system. 

February 19, 2018

Barren Signs and Denial of Marriage - Part 2

Barren Signs and Denial of Marriage - Part 2

Continued from : Barren Signs and Denial of Marriage - Part 1
Role of Saturn
Saturn in the 7th house does not mean delay or denial. I have seen many horoscopes when Saturn in the 7th has hastened marriage. However, Saturn's aspect on the 7th, 7th lord Moon and Venus can cause delay or denial. In Chart 1, Saturn  not only occupies the Nakshatra whose lord is in a barren sign but he severely afflicts the Moon,Venus, Mars and Jupiter. In the case of females, if Saturn afflicts the Sun, Mars, Moon, Venus and the lord of the 7th and the above two examinations show dominance of barren signs and Saturn is placed in a Nakshatra whose lord is in a barren sign, then chances of getting married are remote. While examining a horoscope for marriage it is absolutely necessary to get an over all idea of the life span of the person, otherwise after predicting marriage the person may not live to marry at all.

Chart 2: Male: Born August 13, 1954 at 6h. 00m. at 18 N 58, 72 E 50. 

Chart 2

The native of Chart 2 came to see me in March 1986 about his marriage. I got the feeling that his life was short and so I advised him to wait till after May 1986. The young man die in May that year.

Factors Against Marriage
There is, yet another point I need to stress here. It is also necessary for an astrologer to locate serious deficiencies in the personality and certain severe handicaps and deformities which could make married life difficult or impossible. These are»impotency, imbecility or severe mental retardation and stark lunacy. No doubt in the first and last cases marriage is still possible, though it may not be a success, but in case the person is an idiot or imbecile marriage is just not possible. Let us, therefore, see how far it is possible to locate these major defects from the horoscope. In case of impotency, one has to be very careful before pronouncing verdict. 

The 17th degree of Gemini is very important in this context. If the Ascendant is in this degree or close to it and the positions detailed below are also present then there is every danger of impotency. Venus and Mercury in an angle in conjunction and Mars and Saturn both elevated above Venus tend to produce an eunuch or hermaphrodite. Venus and Saturn in the 4th house severely afflicted should also bring about the same results due to lack of proper sex channels. In a female horoscope if Mercury is the lord of the 7th house from the Moon and the Ascendant is in the Trimsamsa of Saturn and in addition to that, Saturn is with Mercury with no benefic aspect whatsoever on the 7th house, then there is danger of the woman getting married to a sexually impotent man. Also Saturn in the 7th in the Navamsa of Saturn in a similar position may also bring about the same results provided, Saturn as well as Mercury are both devoid of any aspect of benefics. If the factors denoting an eunuch are also supported by the factors showing denial of marriage, then such a person may not marry at all.

Venus in an angle from Saturn and Mars ascending after Venus and configurated with the Sun and Mercury shows some defect in private organs which could affect sex life adversely. The Sun, Moon and Venus in masculine signs and the Moon waning, then the male native is born with some serious injury in the private parts, especially if signs Aries, Leo, Scorpio, Capricorn or Aquarius are prominently involved. In such cases, females are likely to remain childless.

In the case of a man, the 7th and Venus are principle indicators of sexual life. If the sign Libra, the 7th house, 7th lord and Venus are all weak and debilitated and Venus is 1° away from the Sun, then the man is likely to be sexually ineffective. If lord of the 7th is with Venus in the 6th house or the Ascendant lord is aspected by Venus, the 6th lord as well as by Mercury  or severely afflicted Venus is in the 8th, then also one is likely to be impotent.

Mental Retardation
In case of mental retardation or idiocy there are certain degrees of the Zodiac which are very sensitive. These are 0° to 3° and 22° to 25° of common signs. If planets denoting mind development in a horoscope get severely afflicted in these degrees the chances of mental retardation would be very great. Chart 3 is of a female whose mind development is of a small child. She becomes very violent at times and during these spells, bangs her head on anything. As a result, she has suffered many injuries on her head so far. If has become a major problem for her parents. Now can such a girl develop sufficiently to marry at the appropriate age? Such factors have to be examined before any pronouncement on the question of marriage is made.

Chart 3: Female: Born December 22, 1983 at 9h. 35m at 28 N 39, 77 E 13. 
Chart 3

You will notice that both the lord of the 4th and Mercury, another planet showing mental development, are in the sensitive degrees given above and severely afflicted in Chart 3,_ Mercury is retrograde. Another planet showing the mind, namely, the Moon is also severely afflicted by Saturn. The lords of the 3rd, 4th and 5th are all afflicted. The Ascendant lord, though in exaltation, is hemmed between Mars on one side and Ketu on the other.

The aspect of Mars on the planets in the 12th house is apparently responsible for the violent spells she is getting. According to Western astrologers, influences conducive to idiocy are Mercury and the houses of Mercury, namely the 6th and 3rd houses, as well as signs Gemini and Virgo. When these are under severe affliction and when Mercury is unconnected with the Moon, severe mental retardation is possible. They also associate 28° of Capricorn on the Ascendant with idiocy. If this is the Sayana degree then chances are that 25° to 28° of Sayana and 5° to 8° of Nirayana could have something to do with idiocy when rising on the Ascendant. In Chart 3, incidentally Capricorn 7° is rising.

After having examined all these factors and making sure marriage will take place, one should then proceed to examine the success or otherwise of the marriage.

Courtesy: Modern Astrology(Chandrakant S. Kothare)

February 14, 2018

Barren Signs and Denial of Marriage - Part 1

Barren Signs and Denial of Marriage-part 1

I would like to define marriage as the socio-religious sanction accorded to a man and a woman to give expression to the natural instinct of propagation and with a view to start a family in accordance with the mores and cultural values of the community to which one belongs and for its welfare and prosperity. This paper attempts to examine each aspect of this definition astrologically and work out practical norms to explain and predict the extent to which this definition finds expression in a given horoscope.

The basic components of this definition are that marriage:-
(a) Has to be a social ceremony;
(b) Should have religious sanction; and
(c) Should be accepted by both families and the community.

Marriage involving religious sanction, the 9th house is clearly important. Two people coming together are denoted by the Ascendant or the 1st house and the 7th (partner). People at large are also denoted by the 7th house and to that extent it is very important.

Marriage is aimed at enabling the couple set up a family and hence the 4th house becomes important. The family unit builds up an ambiance of relations and hence, the 2nd house enters the picture. This unit gets into an environment of relations and neighbours and hence, the 3rd house. Finally, the ceremony changes the status of the two people involved and as such, the 10th house becomes relevant. Besides, the 11th house, the house of aspirations and friendship, is very closely connected with marriage. It thus becomes evident that almost the entire horoscope has to be studied.

The left out houses denote the negative factors that would mark the marriage and these are the 6th, 8th and 12th houses. The only remaining house, namely, the 5th is really of paramount importance because, besides denoting the expression of libido, it also denotes the very purpose of the marriage, that is propagation. The important point that I want to drive home is that while examining the question of marriage we should study the entire horoscope and not merely the 7th house. This paper, therefore, attempts to crystallize in precise terms the answers to the most common questions an astrologer faces while examining the subject of marriage.

The first and the most important point an astrologer should examine is whether the native will marry at all and this is no easy task. Let us therefore, first examine this question.

Classification of Signs
Firstly examine the distribution of planets in signs classified as fruitful or otherwise. The 12 signs of the Zodiac can be classified as:-

Fruitful - Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces
Semi-fruitful - Taurus, Libra and Aquarius.
Semi-barren - Aries, Sagittarius and Capricorn.
Barren - Gemini, Leo and Virgo.

In the preliminary analysis take into account all the planets including the shadowy planets Rahu, Ketu and Mandi. If the majority of planets are in fruitful and semi-fruitful signs, then the chances of marriage are more. If two-thirds of the factors are so placed, it is almost certain marriage will take place. If the converse factors are stronger, then marriage is not possible.

Relevant Planets
After this preliminary examination, we have to examine certain planets more carefully now. They are the Sun, Moon, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, lords" of the Ascendant, planets in the Ascendant, lords of Nakshatras in which the Ascendant, the Ascendant lord and those occupying the Ascendant are situated in. Similarly, examine the 7th house, the planets therein and the mid-point of the 7th house.
Chart 1

The 7th lord Saturn is in the 7th in Aquarius in Chart 1. The mid-point of the 7th is obviously 20° 16' Aquarius. The sign Leo is barren, the lord of the Ascendant Sun is in Virgo, barren again. The Ascendant degree and its mid-point fall in Poorvaphalguni ruled by Venus who is in Leo, a barren sign. Venus is also in the same Nakshatra whose lord again is Venus himself placed in Leo, a barren sign. The Nakshatra of the mid-point of the 7th and that occupied by the 7th lord Saturn is the same Satabhisha, whose lord Rahu is in Sagittarius, which is a semi-barren sign. But Saturn and the 7th mid-point are in Aquarius which is a semi-fruitful sign.

Mars and Jupiter are in Scorpio in a fruitful sign. Jupiter is in Visakha whose lord is Jupiter himself placed in a fruitful sign. Mars is in Jyeshta whose lord Mercury is in Libra, a semi- fruitful sign. The Moon is in Aries, a barren sign. He is in Aswini ruled by Ketu, who in turn is in Gemini, a barren sign. Now count the score. You will find that barren and semi-barren signs dominate even after taking into account the position of the lord of the Nakshatra of the Sun, namely, Mars who is in Scorpio, a fruitful sign. This chart is of a male native who never married.

After you have made this two-fold examination you will have a fairly good idea whether one will marry or not. After that, if you find the dominance of barren and semi-barren signs in the first two examinations then check, in both male and female horoscopes, the position of the Ascendant lord, planets in the 7th, Venus and the luminaries. In the case of a female chart, particular attention should be paid to Mars as he indicates more about the marital position. In the case of men, check carefully on the position of the Moon and Venus. Saturn is the main planet indicating delay or denial and his position should be examined carefully.

Courtesy: Modern Astrology(Chandrakant S Kothare)                                          to be continued...

February 09, 2018

The Evil of Dustanas(Part II)

The Evil of Dustanas (Part II)

Continued from: Evil of Dustanas (part I)

According to a booklet by Sri Ganapati Muni of Sri Ramanashram, when Saturn, the worst malefic, owns a good house and bad house, his inherent malefic swabhava or nature inclines him to inflict the evil of his bad lordship, rather than give the good of his good lordship, unless he occupies, say Capricorn, the 5th for Virgo Ascendant, or Aquarius, the 9th for Gemini Ascendant, or becomes the lunar lord or Chandra Lagnadhipati. Similarly, Mars, as lord of the 6th (and the 11th) for Gemini or the 3rd and the 8th for Virgo may be in the 3rd or the 8th or the 12th. But I cannot and do not subscribe to the theory that Mars, lord of the 10th, may be in the 6th in Neecha. For I have known of a case of an Aquarian engineer-officer being dismissed as in his chart Venus (lord of the 9th) and Mars (lord of the 10th) were in the 6th in Cancer, and in the 12th from the lord of Ascendant, Saturn, strong in the 7th but a bit bad in Leo!!

Thus, theoretical knowledge, ample and rich experience and God-given intuition are needed to enable one to make correct predictions — frank but not false and flattering ones.

The lords of the 6th, the 8th and the 12th are responsible for all the ills and miseries of life. The 12th leads to over-eating and over enjoyment causing ailments and diseases denoted by the 6th house; and diseases in turn lead to death, which, in the words of Alfred Tennyson, "closes all". Similarly, the 12th lord causes expenditure leading to debts denoted by the 6th house, which may lead to disgrace and dishonor connoted by the 8th house and its lord. Kerala scholars and texts say that the 8th and the 8th lord are the worst of all - thatra athi kastostamah. For, if the 8th is vacant or occupied by a natural benefic and its lord is weak and the Ascendant and the lord of the Ascendant are stronger than the 8th lord even in cases where a strong 6th lord shows the existence of debts and enemies "out to cause the native trouble", the native escapes disgrace and dishonor.

An Assistant Public Prosecutor was born in Leo Ascendant with Jupiter in the 6th in debility, the Moon in the 10th in Taurus with Saturn and Venus. He was in deep trouble. And, a professional astrologer opined that Jupiter's aspect on the 10th and on the 10th lord would save him' But. I doubted, for, Jupiter lord of the 5th i the 5th being Moolatrikona) was rather weak in the 6th in debility, even though Saturn in Chandra Lagna might afford some Neechabanga. Kalkiasa in his Uttarakalamrita states,
Baalo vriddhe khago astha gascha vijitah pasyanna pasyatyasau Par- anihyevakhagaah ucche swayechauttamaah
meaning, that a planet in infancy or old age (Avastha  or in combustion (by the Sun) or defeated in planetary war is ineffective in its aspect for. It is as if the planet did not aspect. Only planets in their own houses or in exaltation are powerful and effective in their aspects.

I would add, the aspecting planets must also be well placed in a house other than the 6th or the 8th or the 12th and preferably in a Kendra or an Upachayastana (the 11th or to some extent at least the 3rd). Saturn, lord of the 6th and the 7th, a bad and baneful Maraka for Leo and a bitter enemy of the Sun, lord of the Ascendant , is in the 10th. Such a Saturn in the 10th makes even an American President's (Nixon) fate totter and hang in the balance, despite Venus, lord of the 10th in the 7th, and Saturn, lord of the 7th, (and the 6th) in the 10th. In this chart, the position is worsened by the bad exchange of planets between lord of the 10th Venus in the 12th and the lord of the 12th Moon in the 10th. Though, according to the evidence on record, the native could have been acquitted, yet, the disciplinary tribunal somehow found him guilty, and the Government simply accepted and acted on its findings. So, the poor man was dismissed, after several years of service!!. Such is the misfortune caused by the lord of the 10th in the 12th, the lord of the 12th in the 10th, the lord of the 6th in the 10th and the lord of the 5th in the 6th..

Another native[Rasi : Taurus - Ascendant; Leo - the Moon; Libra - S Jupiter; Capricorn - Venus and Mars; and Aries - Kent] was born to inherit substantial property and has a long life - he is over 73 years. See lord of Ascendant in the 9th and Mars, lord of the 12th , in exaltation in the 9th.
Jataka Parijatha says, 
Lagneth anthyagrihadhipo balayuthe swarthe chirayur sukhi 
meaning, that if the lord of the 12th is strong, the native has wealth, comforts and long life.

The rationale is that the 12th house indicates Moksha or hell; and, for reaching either (gradually) one must perform ample good or bad Karma (or deeds)" and that is possible, only when one lives long.rBut, this long-lived one is an oversexed man, due to close conjunction of Venus and Mars in a house of Saturn. So he was so prodigal due to wayward habits that he was prevailed upon to settle all his properties in favour of his wife for life, to be taken after her by her four daughters, as their only son died very young. (Mark Mercury lord of the 5th and Jupiter in the 8th with a combust Saturn). The son-in-law took a release, deed from her, purporting to efface herself and surrender her life interest to her daughters if the daughters maintained her and was paid cash of Rs. 10,000/-. As the cash did come to her, there was a decree giving a life interest to her and her husband (the native) who sued, as plaintiffs, to be enjoyed without any powers of encumbrance or alienation, to be taken equally and absolutely, by the four daughters, after the lifetime of both the plaintiffs. But the native of the horoscope sold two shops and another item of property to pay his old concubine, with the result, that, naturally, the daughters are now about to take action against him to prevent alienation to speculative transferees in order to safeguard their own interests and for contempt of court.

The horoscope is a typical case of the evil of Trikas and Trika-lords. For, Venus in the 9th is much more the lord of the 6th (as Libra is his Moolatrikona) than the lord of the Ascendant. In fact while Mars for Aries and Venus for Libra are deemed generally good, Mars for Scorpio Ascendant and Venus for Taurus are not so good, as the 6th lordship would dominate, unless the Ascendant lord is with a Yogakaraka or the lord of the 2nd and the 5th or the lord of the 9th. Similarly, Mars lord of the 7th and the 12th is more the lord of the 12th as Aries is the Moolatrikona house of Mars. And, in addition to two Trika lords of the 6th and the 12th in the 9th, the lords of the 4th, the 5th (and the 2nd) and the 9th and the 10th and the 11th are in the 8th house, the worst house. So, the native, despite being saved, invites trouble, dispossession and dishonor! For, Phaladeepika says that the 8th lord if strong, is responsible for Swayamritha avarthaparampara, that is, a vicious circle of self-created troubles.

Courtesy: Modern Astrology (R.Ramaswamy)

February 05, 2018

Effects of weak Mercury on your Life

Effects of weak Mercury on your life

Mercury is the fastest planet and a small planet too. This is the planet which goes into a maximum retrogression during a year. Mercury represents intellect, logical analysis, studies, friends, relatives, siblings, short trips, pet animals, speech, mathematics, salesmanship, brokerage, journalism, banking, skin, astrology and writers.

This planet is neither male nor female. It is known as a neutral planet. This planet is known as the son of Moon and Tara.  He is the love child of Moon and the wife of Brihaspati, Tara. Maybe that illegitimate status makes him a neutral guy. 

Mercury almost remains closer to the Sun, so it remains in a combust mode, more than any planets do. The chances of combustion are greater for Mercury than any other planets. The combustion and retrogression and its fast-moving nature always make Mercury in a complex mode. 

If we need to have a happy life, we should have a good intellect and capacity for logical analysis. When Mercury is weak, then it may bring a kind of unsure part regarding logical analysis. Despite the yugas, life was always a struggle even to the kings and queens.  All the factors, which contribute to a good living, come from calculated moves, so Mercury is the planet which indicates your power to make those crucial moves in everyday life. 

According to ancient texts, Mercury will be in a combust mode within 10 degrees of the Sun. Mercury, when it is closer with Sun, there can be a confusion regarding decision making. Your intellect is actually getting heated and you may go clueless and that can lead you to a wrong decision.

Retrogression also is showing such confusion in decision making. Mercury is debilitated in Pisces. There are scientists with Mercury in a bad mode. Weak Mercury can bring the wrong kind of decisions and lack of understanding which can put life in a progressive way.

 Mercury’s conjunction with any other planet should be analysed carefully. It is very hard to interpret the results of Mercury’s conjunction, retrogression and debilitation. Breaks in studies are also shown by weak mercury. Speech and hearing issues can be seen through Mercury’s wrong placement. 

If you see Mercury in a compromising situation in your child’s chart, then you should not force the child to study. Instead be a friend to the child and try to understand his struggles. If you identify this at the earliest, then it will be easy for you to manage the life of the child. 

Mercury indicates siblings and relatives, so please encourage the child to keep a healthy relationship with all. If the child is showing a sense of detachment, then don’t force the child to be with the people he doesn't like. He may not be destined to be with a group of relatives. No one can keep a relation by forcefulness.Put the child into some counselling sessions to improve his wisdom and IQ.


February 01, 2018

Importance of Venus in relationships

Importance of Venus in relationships

Venus is known as the most luscious  planet in the sky. Indeed, even the Moon is remaining behind Venus when we discuss love and satisfaction from it. Venus is known as the master of Asuras, so there is a great deal of learning factor related with Venus. Venus is primarily observed to figure the status of solidarity in the connections,  luxuries, riches, sustenance, ensembles, gems, arousing joys, expressions, music, and excellence .

You should know that the strong and weak Venus is not great. A strong affinity for lust, relationships and marital pleasures are bad when a life is without love, money and pleasures. There should be a Venus which is in a balanced placement for a good and satisfied life.

An exalted Venus in the 5th doesn’t always offer a love marriage or a happy marital life. Generally Venus in the 5th house is seen as an indication for love marriage, but there are case studies which don’t support this fact. Basically, the placement of any planet should be studied in a personal level. If we do general predictions, then it may confuse people. 

Venus, is the owner of 2 signs, they are Taurus and Libra. Taurus mainly indicates finances and Libra is the house of legal contracts including marital relationship. When Venus is in zero degree of Pisces and goes up to 27 degree it is known as the Exaltation zone of Venus. Generally Venus in Pisces despite the degrees is seen as in exaltation.

A planet becomes weak in few situations
  • Combustion mode
  • With enemies
  • In Retrogression
  • In debilitated mode
  • In the sign of enemies

According to Vedic astrology, When any planet is closer with Sun, then the planet will get heated and loses all its qualities. When Venus is close with the Sun, it will lose its charm. So, whatever Venus represents will get a set back here. This is a signal for a loveless marriage. The ego of both of the partners will overpower the marriage and marriage will become a source of desperation. 

With enemies
The Sun and Moon are the enemies of Venus. We already learned what happens when Venus is closer with the Sun. Moon means emotions and Moon waxes and wanes. Venus represents relationships and when Venus is with Moon, then the person can be over dependant on others. When others withdraw from this person, he may go weak. This is the indication of a person whose sensitivity and sensibility is running in a negative way. So, the status of their relationships can be moon like waxing and waning easily.

In Retrogression
Retrograde Venus is actually very problematic. I have seen this in many charts. This also means a life without love. Spouse and money will be there, but the opportunity for flawless entertainment will be absent. 

In debilitated mode
A debilitated Venus also can be like retrograde Venus. Everything like spouse and money will be present, but there will obstacles in enjoying them. Venus is debilitated in Virgo.

In the sign of enemies
There are only 2 enemies for Venus. They are Sun and Moon. Sun’s sign is Leo and Moon’s sign is Cancer. Both make Venus weak. In the sign of Sun Venus will be over confident and there will be a lot of unwanted desire for love and money and in Moon’s sign Venus becomes too soft that he can’t tolerate any negative situations.

January 27, 2018

Judging Marriage Prospects-II

Judging Marriage Prospects-II

Chart 1 is the horoscope of a former chief minister of a South Indian state. She entered politics and gained power via films denoted by Venus exalted in the 10th. The location of Jupiter in Sagittarius in the 7th, Budha-Aditya Yoga in the 9th, Rahu in the 11th and Saturn, lord of the 9th in 2nd, Mars with the Moon in the 3rd aspecting the 9th and 10th houses, has made the horoscope very powerful. Jupiter powerfully aspects the Moon, Mars, Rahu and the Ascendant conferring name, fame, wealth and status. However, the self-same Jupiter in the 7th (sthanahani karoti Jiva) and location of Ketu in the 5th (denial of progeny) have deprived her of marriage.

Chart 1: Female: Born February 24, 1948 at 15h.00m at 12N18, 76 E39
Chart2: Female:Born July 1, 1961 at 17h:00m at 51N32, 0W05.
Chart 1&2

When Venus is in the 7th as Karaka, he spoils married life due to excessive indulgence and infidelity after an early marriage. The affliction of Venus by Mars, Saturn and Rahu causes extra-marital relations. Sometimes even the benefic aspect of Jupiter fails to curb the tendency. 

The horoscope (Chart 2) of Princess Diana is the best example. Venus, lord of the 7th is in the 7th, in own sign Taurus. His aspect on the Ascendant blessed her with an exuberant and charming personality. Lords of the 4th and 5th houses, Saturn and Jupiter respectively, posited in the 3rd aspect the 9th, the house of luck, and lifted her from, the commoner status to royalty. Aspect of M&rs on the Moon and Ascendant made her very firm and independent. Venus in the 7th resulted in early marriage on 29-7-1981 at the age of 20 (the year of Venus). Mars and Rahu are in a Kendra from Venus and afflict the Moon. This made her indulge in extra-marital affairs, break her marriage with the future king of U.K. and decide to marry an Egyptian of a different faith. The aspect of Neecha and afflicted Jupiter on the 7th, with Venus there, was ineffective to contain the tendency. The cruel fate, however, ended her life in a car accident during Saturn Dasa - Rahu Bhukti at the age of 36 years (the year of Saturn) on 31/9/1997.

In keeping with his inherent nature, Saturn delays marriage when posited in the 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th or 10th house, either from the Ascendant or Moon-Sign from where he affects the 7th house. Saturn in the 7th gives an aged or unromantic spouse. If such Saturn is further afflicted, then it even denies marriage. Saturn us a friend of Venus, but their connection points to a questionable private life. Saturn and the Sun in opposition in the horoscope delay and if afflicted, even deny marriage.

The conjunction of Saturn and Mercury in the 7th leads to unhappy marriage and affects progeny as both are important planets. According to Puranic legends, the Moon, the disciple of Deva Guru Jupiter, had developed illicit relations with Guru's wife, which led to the birth of Mercury.
क्षीणे शशन्के यदि पापयुत्ते दारस्थिते त्वन्यकलत्रगाभी |
लग्ने सपापे यदि दरनाथे जातः परस्त्रीपुरतः  कुमार्गो ||
If weak Moon is located in the 7th with Saturn or other Malefic, the native is adulterous.

Chart 3:Male:Born March 2, 1959 at 11h.30m at 26 N 51, 80 E 56
Chart 4: Female: Born September 28, 1929 at 23h.00m at 18N58, 72E51
Chart 3&4

Saturn, lord of the 8th, is in the 7th with the Moon in Chart 3. The Moon has just come out of debilitation. Mars, malefic for Gemini Ascendant, aspects the 7th houes Saturn-Moon combination. The native loved some other man's wife. He did not marry but lived with her with the knowledge of her husband. The 7th lord Jupiter is Badhaka with Kendradhipati Dosha, in the company of 12th lord Venus. Hence Jupiter's aspect on the 7th house did not interfere wifh fhis illegal alliance.

When Saturn and Mars are posited in the 7th, or aspect the 7th, or the 7th lord, either there is no marriage or the spouse dies early. The conjunction of Saturn and Rahu afflicting the 7th or Karaka Venus create severe problems in marriage.

Chart 4 belongs to world renowned Indian singer. The lord of the 7th Mars is in the 6th with Ketu and Saturn occupies the 8th, thereby bringing the 7th under a Papakartari Yoga. Though Mars in the 6th has left no rival to challenge her professional supremacy and Saturn in the 8th in Jupiter's sign ensures long life, destiny has denied her the blessings of married life. Jupiter's aspect on the 7th from the Ascendant, being lord of the 8th and 11th and himself posited in an inimical sign, did not help. From the Moon-sign, the 7th lord Saturn goes to the 6th, without any benefic aspect pointing to the same effect.

As stated earlier, the 7th relates to spouse and the 2nd (8th from the 7th) indicates his/her longevity. When there are malefic planets in the 7th and 2nd houses and their dispositors are weak, the native loses his wife and marries again. If there are malefic planets in the Ascendant, the 2nd or the 7th and the lord of the 7th is weak by being eclipsed or being in his sign of debilitation, the native may have to marry thrice.

Chart 5: Male: Born May 27, 1967 at 14h. 45m. at 26 N 51, 80 E 56.
The native of Chart 5 got married for the first time is December 1994. He separated from his wife in April 1995 and the divorce was granted in November 1997. He married again in May 1999 and a daughter was born in January 2000. With the aspect of the 7th lord Jupiter, exalted in the 11th, on the 7th house he got married for the second time. However, due to location of the 6th lord Saturn in the 7th, Rahu in the 8th and the 8th lord Mars in the Ascendant from where he aspects the 7th and 8th houses, the married life remains unhappy.

Seventh lord in different houses
Subject to the strength and aspects received by the 7th lord, the results are as follows.
First house - When the 7th lord is a benefic ans friendly to the Ascendant lord , the spouse comes from a known family, is helpful to the native and they live happily. If the lords of the 7th and the Ascendant itself close to each other the native marries early. 
दारेश्वरे सन्निहिते विलग्ने नाथस्य बाल्ये परिणीतमाहु։ ||
But if the 7th lord is a natural malefic and weak, a first spouse dies, the native marries again and the spouse survives.
Second house -The native marries into a wealthy family and becomes prosperous after marriage. If afflicted, the native faces financial crunch, loses the spouse and marries again.

Third house-The spouse is a source of strength to the native. If afflicted, the spouse attracted towards native's younger brother.

Fourth house-The spouse is good natured and helpful to the native who becomes prosperous. If afflicted the natives remains unhappy.

Fifth house - The spouse is cultured and religious and they have many children. If afflicted , the spouse will be cruel and obstinate.

Sixth house -Spouse is sickly. The native has to spend a lot on spouse and incurs debt, may fall sick due to excessive indulgence.

Seventh house -The native marries early and leads a happy life with a capable spouse. If the 7th lord is malefic and afflicted, there may be affairs outside of the marriage.

Eighth house -marriage is delayed. spouse is sickly and married life is unhappy , unless there is a strong benefic aspect on the 8th house and 8th lord.

Ninth house -The spouse brings luck to the native, whose fortune rises after marriage.

Tenth house -The spouse comes from  a good background and proves helpful in the natives profession or enterprise or of an independent nature.

Eleventh house -Married life is happy. Gains through spouse.

Twelfth house - The marriage is delayed, there is huge expenditure on the spouse. If afflicted , the spouse may die early or there may be separation

Courtesy: Modern Astrology (Sita Ram Singh)   
Continued from: Judging Marriage Prospects-I

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