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Importance Of Sun In Astrology

Importance Of Sun In Astrology

"cakranasah parinaham prthivya hiranyena manina sumbhamanah
na hinvanasastitirusta indram pari spaso adadhat suryena"
                                                        - RV_01.033.08.1{02}

This scripture speaks a lot about the Sun. This scripture says

“ By Sun, who shines like fire, is moving in a circular orbit, the Sun give all the comforts and keep Earth in place, through gravity”

The Sun, has a great role in the Vedic texts and the Sun is considered as the father in astrology. The Sun not only represents the father, but it also means ego, self-esteem, spirituality, pride and soul. That’s why the Sun is the natural Atma Karaka for all.

Atma Karaka means the significator of your soul. The matters of that house where the Sun is placed will show what in what your soul rejoices. If your Sun is in the 9th house of spirituality, higher studies, religion, teaching and publishing, then your career area will have a strong connection with the matters of the 9th house. 

The Sun is so glorious, whenever any planet gets closer to the Sun, then that planet will go in combust mode. This is not applicable for Rahu and Ketu. These are the only planets which can eclipse the Sun.

The Sun owns only one sign in the zodiac and that is Leo. He is exalted in Aries and debilitated in Libra. Other than in divisional charts the Sun will not aspect Mercury and Venus, because both these planets always orbit near the Sun. In Western astrology, Mercury and Venus can create a kind of aspect which is called Sextile or Trine. 

The Sun is the ultimate form of purity and wherever it stays, it will try to show the areas you need to change. 

The 1st House
The person with the Sun in 1st house displays immense ego. Despite the sign placement, the 1st house is where the Sun becomes powerful unless it is in Libra. The placement of the Sun in 1st house shows the person is very strong, has strong will power and a strong heart. These people don’t like to be treated badly and their ego can get easily hurt. 

The 2nd House
The 2nd house deals with self-worth and material possessions. When Sun is in the 2nd house of the natal chart, will give you the family property. There can be a tendency to spend more. This is the house of family also, so some sort of family business is also shown. The person may also get into government service. 

The 3rd House
This house deals with media, writing, siblings and self-efforts. There can be a relation with media.  If the Sun is in the 3rd house the person will have the courage and he will undertake his own business. 

The 4th House
When Sun is in the 4th house, it is in the bottom portion of your chart. The Sun doesn’t like to be in this house. Because the Sun loses its directional strength or Dik Bala. Since the Sun signifies ego, father, power and self-esteem, you may have emotional issues at home. First, the Sun is pulled down and loses its vigor. There can be an unhappy atmosphere at home, but it can get improved in the later years. 

The 5th House
This house deals with creativity, self - expression, children, and speculative businesses. When the Sun is in the 5th house the person will get interested in learning ancient texts and will have interest in creative jobs.

The 6th House
This house deals with work, colleagues, health and disputes. Sun in the 6th house make you victorious over your enemies. This will bring you to a position where you manage wealth. 

The 7th House
This is the house where Sun doesn’t like to stay. The natural ruler of 7th house is Libra and Libra is where the Sun is debilitated. Even if the sign is not Libra, the Sun doesn’t like to be here. 

The 8th House
This house deals with longevity, finances, sex and emotional issues. This will give you support from your in-laws. You will have emotional issues. This may affect your health if Sun is alone. 

The 9th House
If the Sun is in the 9th house of spirituality, higher studies, religion, teaching, and publishing, then your career area will have a strong connection with the matters of the 9th house. 

The 10th House
This house deals with career, social status, and elders. When the Sun is in the 10th house, it is the top portion of the chart.  So you will get good position in public service. 

The 11th House
This house deals with profits, gains, collective projects and hopes. The Sun in the 11th house will make you deal with finances in the government sector. You will get good opportunities to be with powerful associates. 

The 12th House
The 12th house is the most hidden places in your chart. It deals with isolation, seclusion, spirituality, and prayer. This is a good placement to know all the secrets of the universe. You may get an opportunity to go to a foreign land as well.
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Shadbalas - Planetary Strength

Shadbalas  - Planetary Strength

Shad means six. Bala means strength. Hence Shadbala means six fold strength.

Why it is important?
Consider that you have a friend or relative who has no power. Will he be good for you? He is still your friend or relative. So it is very important to know who your favourable friends are and how strong they are.

If you have a Mahadasha and an Anthardasha the resultant effect will be the effect of the strong planet amongst the two.

The Bhava result will also be influenced by
1) The grahas in the Bhava
2) The grahas viewing the Bhava
3)The lordship of the Bhava
4)The significators or Karakas of the Bhava

Here also the strength of the planet will influence.

"Thath Sthana Dhik Kaala Nisarga  Cheshta
Dhrig Bhedhabhinnam Kadhayamya Sesham"
- (Manasaagari 21-18)

Sthana Bala -Positional Strength

"Socha Suhrud Swa Dhrugaana Navaamsyai
Sthanabalam Swa Grahopa Gathaischa"

This is the strength which a planet get as a result of occupying a particular sign in a horoscope. A planet gets its positional strength in its exaltation. Moola Thrikona, own house, friendly house, Swa Shadvargas etc. in debility the sthanabalam is zero.

We all know that we get respect and power in our own house or positions. There will no bala in an enemies house. Positional strength is the most important. It is further divided into 5 items namely.
They are,

Ucha Bala
Saptha vargaja Bala
Ojayugma Bala
Kendra Bala
Drekkana Bala

Uchabala 
This is obtained through the exaltation of planets.

"Neechonam Khacharam Bhaardhathikam Chakraa Dwishodhayath
Bhaageekruthya Thribhirbhaktham Labdha Uchabalam Bhaveth"

Deduct Neecha from Grahasphudam. Divide it by 3, you get Uchabal. The maximum is 60 shashtyamsa or 1 rupa.
Maharishi Parashara supported for mathematical calculation of different strength.

Saptha vargaja Bala
"Kshethram Chas Hora Drekkanam
Navamsa Dwadashaamshakam
Thrishamsham Cha Sapthaamsam"

The above 7 vargas or classifications are called Saptavargaja bala.
If a planet is in Moolathrikona, it gets 45 shashtyamsa, Swakshethra - 30 shashtyamsa and friendly house - 15 shashtyamsa .

Ojayugmabala
Swagrahopagathaischa Varaha Acharya tells us that female planet get strength in female rasi, while male planet get strength in male signs.

Hence Venus and Moon get 15 shashtyamsa strength in female rasi and navamsa.

Kendradhi bala
The first, fourth, seventh and tenth signs are called Kendras.

"Kendraathaparam Panaparam
Parathascha Thadwatha Apokleemam"

Very important among positional strength. If in the centre, planet gets 60 value while in panaparam meaning 2, 5, 8 and 11, they get 30. In 3, 6, 9 and 12 they get only 15 points.

Ojayugma bala(sthana bala  -positional strength)

"Madhya Aadyanthaga
Shanda Marthya Vanitha Kheda
Balishta Kramaath"
- (Phaladeepika)

Mercury and Saturn the Shanda Graham, get strength in the Madhya Drekkana, Moon and Venus get strength in last Drekkana while others get strength in first Drekkana . Points is 15 only. A total of all the above Socha Suhrud Swa Drigaana Navamsair  is the sthana bala.

Digbala  -Directional strength
This is the directional strength.
"Digshu Budhangira Sau
Ravi Bhoumo Soorya Sutha
Sithasheetha Karau Cha"
- (Varaha Hora 2-19)

In lagna, the ascendant(East), Mercury and Jupiter are powerful. In 10th Bhava (North) Sun and Mars are powerful. In 7th Bhava (west) the Saturn is powerful. In 4th Bhava (south) Moon and Venus are powerful.

Sage Parashara has detailed mathematical calculation of Digbala. Deduct Balasoonya Dig Sthana sphudam from the graham and divide by 3.You get directional strength in points. Maximum is 60.

Cheshtabala- Motional strength
From Makara (Capricorn) upto Midhuna is Uttarayana (Sun's Northenly course). Sun and Moon are powerful in this period. Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn in retrogression or in conjunction with full Moon get Cheshta bala.

"Udagayane Ravi Seetha Mayookhau
Vakra Samagamaga Parishesha
Vipula Karaayudhi Chothara Samstha
Cheshtitha Veeryayutha Parikalpya"
- (Varaha Hora 2-20)

In order to find out Cheshtabala mathematically, we have to find a result namely Cheshta Kendra and divide it by 3.

Kalabala
Dina Rathri Bala
It means temporal strength. the Moon, Mars and Saturn are powerful during night. Sun, Jupiter and Venus are powerful in day. Mercury is powerful in day and night it is called Dina Rathri Bala

"Nishi Sashi Kuja Saura
Sarvadha Njo Ahni Chaadhye"
(Varaha Hora 2-21)

The maximum bala is 60 shashtyamsa. For Moon, in midnight bala will be 60, so is for Sun in midnoon.

Pakshabala
"Bahula Sita Gathasyu
Kroora Soumya kramena"

It means for benefic planets, the end of Sukla Paksha is powerful. But for malefic end of Krishnapaksha is powerful.

Thribhag bala
"Dina Thryamsheshta Soumaarka Shaneenam"
- (Parashara)
If we divide day time into 3, Mercury is the lord of first part, Sun the lord of second part and Saturn is the lord of 3rd part. Similarly night time is given to Moon, Venus and Mars. Guru is always powerful. A maximum of 60 is given.

Abda bala, Masa bala, vara bala, and hora bala

There are Abdabala for the starting day of the year, similarly Masa bala for the month starting vara lord, Vara bala for the Vara lord and Horabala for Kaala Hora lord.

"Arka, Shukra Budhaschandra
Manda Jeeva Dharasudha"
- (Prasna Margam)

Hora bala is the maximum in Kalabala and is with 60 points

Naisargik Bala
This means natural strength. each planet is supposed to produce a particular measure of strength permanently irrespective of its position. Sun, Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, Mars and Saturn are strong in order. Sun is the most powerful and Saturn the least.
The strength of planets are numerically calculated as follows.

Sun - 60
Moon - 51
Venus - 43
Jupiter - 34
Mercury - 26
Mars - 17
Saturn - 9

There will not be any change for this values in any horoscope.

Drig Bala
Drigbala is calculated as a result of the aspect to which each planet is subjected to by the other. The planet which is aspected is called Drishya Graham. The aspecting planet is called Dreshta Graham. The angle between the two is called Dhrushti Kendra.

The aspect of benefics give full Drigbala or strenghthen aspect of malefic take away the Drigbala.

"Poornam Pashyathi Bhanuja Thri Dashame
Cheth Pada Drishtye Itharah
Jeevo Dhee Navame Arthayaa Thadhithareh
Bhoumas Chathurtha Ashtame
Sarve Paadha Viheenayaa
Akila Drusha Pasyanthi
Sarve Asthabham
Vithaya vyaya vairino
Na Dha Drishu"

It means that all planets view their 7th position. Saturn views 3rd and 10th have .Other planets have a quarter aspect to 3rd and 10th. Guru have aspect to 5th and 9th . Other planets have half aspect to 5th and 9th, Mars have aspect to 4th and 8th . Other planets have 75% aspect to 4th and 8th.

Conclusion
Sage Parashara has found out total numerical value of all strengths. He has identified individual optimal strength also. Yavanacharya has instructed optimum strength of 360 points for each. Jyotish is knowledge mixed with sadhana. Then we can identify the strength without numerical support. Albert Einstein was having mercury in debility. Einstein was one among the best knowledgable person. Seeing the debility, we cannot tell, mercury is powerless. Hence knowledge as well as sadhana is required to assess the strength of planets.

Courtesy: S Unnikrishnan

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Pairing Of Opposite Houses - IIIB

Pairing Of Opposite Houses -IIIB

Pairing in Prediction
The 2nd and 8th houses are generally called Marakastana (house of death) and Ayustana (house of longevity) respectively. The 8th house is a house of secrecy also. Longevity and mode of death, being the ultimate secrets of an individual's life, are aptly assigned to it. The 2nd house, being the one opposite the 8th house, is rightly named as the death-causing house. As such, the influence of planets in or on the 8th house (signifying longevity and mode of death) either accelerates or retards the speed of death signified by the 2nd house(Marakastana) depending on other attendant conditions. Conversely, the planets posited in 2nd house also directly influence longevity and Niryana (nature of exit from this world) of the native. The 8th house (being the 12th from the 9th) signifies loss of luck (Bhagya) for the native which could result in unexpected problems in life.

At a subtler spiritual level, the 2nd house works as the vehicle for the creative force represented by the Ascendant and signifies the form of expression of the creative self in the material world through the medium of speech, family members, dietary habits, longing for wealth etc. The 8th house which is opposite (Samasaptaka) the 2nd works in unison with it (or sometimes against it depending on the influences in a particular chart) by generating the results primarily arising out of the influences of the 2nd house. The 8th house also signifies one's secret destiny in the physical plane which is actually shaped by the hidden effects of the 2nd house. If the 2nd house could be considered to be the manifestation of a modified physical self working as the mode of operation of the Ascendant, the 8th house would connote the subsistence of that new facet of self through mutually complementary influences. In other words, the 8th house also signifies self-committed mistakes, either knowingly or unknowingly.

For example, the significations of the 2nd house such as family, food etc., have a direct link to the longevity of the native, signified by the 8th house. The dietary habits of a person combined with the type and quality of the food or potable liquids one regularly consumes either enhance or affect his longevity because food is the primary source of supplying energy to the body, although strength and stamina can be developed by other means as well. The condition of one's finance also influences one's food habits. A generally affluent life-style or a good flow of finance supports rich qualitative food habits while paucity of funds would offer restraints and force the native to adopt economical measures and resort to lower standards of food habits which might indirectly affect health and longevity.

Also, it is pertinent to note that if a person frequently changes his food habits it results in frequent problems in his health which adversely affect his longevity causing a reduction in his life-span. It is seen in that the health of people who have been used to a particular pattern of life-style and habits in their younger years is affected badly and serious sufferings are caused in old age when they change their life-style and eating habits due to a change in their financial status. Usually, one who maintains restraint over his food habits even when he can afford more or one who maintains fairly good and stable dietary habits without resorting to such changes would succeed in shielding oneself from health problems.  At least it may help in preventing major health problems created by erratic food habits. But, most people fall prey to circumstances and automatically make changes in their lifestyles, either on their own volition or goaded by others.

The environment within one's family has a bearing on one's mental makeup. The very urge to live longer predominates in a favourable environment while in adverse conditions the native would many-a-time wish for getting his longevity terminated as early as possible. Such dejection caused by unhappy family  environment (2nd house) might push him to attempt suicide or wish for forced termination of his longevity (8th house).

Not only that, the environment within one's family has bearing on one's mental makeup. The very urge to live longer predominates in a favourable environment while in adverse conditions the native would many a time wish for getting his longevity terminated as early as possible. Such dejection caused by an unhappy family environment (2nd house) might push him to attempt suicide or wish for forced termination of his longevity (8th house).

The 2nd house rules wealth and the 8th house signifies unexpected money or wealth inherited from parents. Usually Rahu in the 2nd house is said to cause Akasmika Dhana Yoga (a product of Adhrishta) which augurs well for getting unexpected money or riches. A mutually favourable link between the 2nd and 8th houses would promote Dhana and wealth, usually from unexpected quarters or from a secret or hidden source especially when the link is fostered by natural benefics as Yoga forming planets in these houses. Even Rahu in the 8th could give unexpected money which would be by unfair means such as bribes, graft, kick-backs etc.

The honesty of a person in olden days was judged on the credibility of his speech. Vak (speech), signified by the 2nd house, was also given a lot of importance in judging a person's ethical standards. It was deemed to be an irreparable disgrace if one's credibility of speech was lost or if one was unable to maintain one's oral commitments. There were instances of people resorting to even suicide (8th house) due to such disgrace. The scriptures very clearly advocate ethics in all our actions concerned with our body (kaya), speech (vacha) and mind (manasa). But, with the changing times this has also been steadily eroding day by day and it is less often seen in the people of the present generation.

Another very important fact about the 2nd and 8th houses is that they are highly sensitive to Kuja Dosha and Sarpa or Naga Dosha. If Mars, Rahu or Ketu are in these two houses they show abnormally more potent Doshas causing significant inauspicious results in the Bhava related areas. If there is any affliction to both these houses and their lords along with the Ascendant and the 7th houses by other natural malefics in the chart, the Dosha gets further intensified and it causes some havoc in the life of the native by either depriving one of a partner, child etc., or causing an unexpected end to such relationships.

Thus, an analysis of the 2nd and 8th houses as a pair provides clear clues to unravel the providential secrets which prepare the native(at least mentally) towards expecting the normally unexpected results in such important areas of one's life as family, spouse, sorrow and miseries, wealth, riches and longevity.

Chart 1: Male: Born February 18, 1970 at 20h. 15m. at 13 N, 77 E 35.
CHART 1


The Ascendant in Chart 1 is Virgo. Badhaka Jupiter is in the 2nd in an inimical sign. Mars (3rd and 8th lord) is in Badhakastana and aspects the Ascendant, 2nd and 10th houses. Saturn as a natural malefic and as the 5th and 6th lord is in the 8th also in an inimical sign and aspects the 2nd, 5th  and 10th houses. thus both the 2nd , and 8th houses are occupied by inimical planets and there is mutually a neutral 2-8 axis between Jupiter and Saturn.

The native is a surgeon by profession and his wife is also a doctor. The adverse influence of Mars and Saturn on the 2nd and 8th housed has resulted in lack of good understanding between them. The native's wife is dissatisfied with him as she feels that he is not putting in the required effort?(3rd house ) for their growth. The basic bone of contention is that the native is interested more in a stable income through good employment (6th lord Saturn aspects 10th house) while his wife wants him to  practice independently. Also, the additional negative influence by Jupiter has ensured theta the native is not so comfortable with his other family members as well. He got separated from his mother and younger brothers immediately after his marriage bowing to the pressure from his wife though on talking terms with them.

The native's wife has suddenly stopped her private medical practice and joined a course to continue her studies, thus causing a strain in the financial position of the family in Venus Dasa Mars Bhukti from August 2014 because of the affliction from Mars to the 2nd house (finance) from the 7th house, the Badhakasthana, ruling the wife.

Although both the 2nd and 8th houses are afflicted individually, when considered as a pair the gravity of their afflictions gets mitigated due to the mutual neutral aspects between Saturn and Jupiter and this helps the native in remaining passive to his wife's provocation and managing the issues in family and finance without complicating them further avoiding any serious strains thereby.

The influence of inimical planets in both the 2nd and 8th houses deprives the native of getting any ancestral property or unexpected money which he cannot hope to get anytime in his life.

Chart 2: Male: Born May 23, 1984 at 15h. 40m. at 13 N, 77 E 35.
CHART2

The Ascendant lord Mercury is in the 8th house in Chart 2. The 2nd house is occupied by 5th and 6th lord Saturn and 3rd and 8th lord Mars. Both planets are retrograde. The Ascendant lord Mercury in the 8th house (house of longevity) receives the aspect of retrograde Jupiter who is a Badhaka as well as Maraka. Mercury is also aspected by both Mars and Saturn from the 2nd house (Maraka stana). Thus, both the 2nd and 8th houses get heavily afflicted together with the Ascendant lord. The longevity of the native is severely affected therefore. Death occurred on 5-2-1999 in Jupiter Dasa Venus Bhukti.

In this case, the influences on both the 2nd and 8th houses have worked in unison, one complementing the other. Despite the powerful aspect of Jupiter (a first rate natural malefic) who is well posited in the chart in his Moolatrikona  Rasi and in a Kendra from the Ascendant, the native's longevity is curtailed because Jupiter himself happens to be both Badhaka and Maraka for the nativity. His aspect on the 8th house (longevity) and Mercury (Ascendant lord) has not provided any relief. Rather , he has been more harmful to the native. Even the aspect of Saturn(the significator for longevity) on the Ascendant lord and the house of longevity (8th) could not save the native from Alpayu or short life not only because of his own retrogression but also due to his malefic conjunction with retrograde Mars who rules both  the houses of longevity (3rd and 8th) in the chart.

Thus it could be seen that when we analyse the 2nd and 8th houses as a pair instead of individually we get deeper insights into the respective portfolios held by them.

Courtesy: MODERN ASTROLOGY (Dr. Revathi Vee Kumar)
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Pairing Of Opposite Houses IIIA

Pairing Of Opposite Houses IIIA

Second and Eighth Houses
A complete and comprehensive view of the horoscope can be obtained only if all the Bhavas are judged by taking into consideration their inter-connected roles in the chart instead of looking for the influences on an isolated Bhava. This series discusses the technique of analyzing the influence of the 12 Bhavas by pairing them into six sets of opposites. The inter-link between the Ascendant and the 7th house has been discussed earlier. The subtle link between the 2nd and 8th houses will be examined next.

Significations
The significations of the 2nd house according to classical works are: Dhana vriddhi (improvement in finance). Kutumbha ( family), eye (right eye for male and left eye for female), (Vidya) primary education, (Vitta) wealth, (Vaak) speech, Swa (effort for attaining riches), Vastra (dress), Annapana (food and drink). Asya (face), tongue, mind, nails. Satyasatya (honesty), Adrishta (luck) etc.

The significations of the 8th house are: Wounds due to weapons, chronic illness, impediments to endeavours (Karya Vigna) sorrow and miseries (Klesha), defeat or humiliation (Parabhava), longevity (Ayush), Mangalya (in a female chart), Randhara(a weak or vulnerable point, a hole or an aperture), Malinadhi (filth, sadness etc), Apavadha (blame), Marana ( death)and Asuchi (impurity).

It is evident from these significations that these two homes govern at a primary level many important and secret facets of a native's life including longevity and death. The karakattwas of one Bhava are intertwined so well with those of the other that a one to one correspondence exists between most of them as will be evident front the discussion that follows. As such, a careful of the influences on both these houses together would certainly reveal some of the most sought after providential secrets of an individual's life such as the possibilities of acquiring wealth and riches, causes for unexpected problems like blame, chronic illness,misfortunes, miseries, time and mode of death etc.

Two Basic Principles
In general while studying the significations of the houses in a horoscope, two basic points must be kept in mind. The first  one is that although each house has multiple significations, all of them do not manifest in the same dimension of life. Some of them influence the material areas while some results would be experienced only mentally and some others would be relevant only to the spiritual realms of life. Sometimes, it is possible that a few Karakattwas simultaneously operate in more than one dimension as well. To illustrate, out of the significations of the 2nd house wealth, food and eating habits, eye, document, relate more to the material dimension while family, learning, relate more to the mental dimension. Vak siddhi is a spiritual attainment rather than a physical or mental one. The significations like riches, etc., have their link to more than one dimension of life.

Human life is multi-faceted in nature and the same individual functions as a parent, spouse, servant, boss etc., depending on the need of the hour and one's age. Although each of these facets is basically governed by a separate house, its actual functioning is dependent on the other personal resources of the native signified by other houses in the chart. As such, there exists an inter-link among the various houses at different levels. Hence, among the multiple Karakattwas assigned to a house, a few of them only are specific to that particular house and not all.

The second point that needs to be remembered is the inter-links among the houses in a chart. Human life is multi-faceted in nature and the same individual functions as a parent, spouse, servant, boss etc., depending on the need of the hour and one's age. Although each of these facets is basically governed by a separate house, its actual functioning is dependent on the other personal resources of the native signified by other houses in the chart. As such, there exists an inter-link among the various houses at different levels so as to practically cover all the possibilities in all areas of life. Hence, among the multiple Karakattwas assigned to a house, a few of them only are specific to that particular house and not all Karakattwas assigned to a it are unique to it and some of them are repeated in other houses also because they would be extending their ramifications into multiple houses in the chart. To illustrate, consider the significations of the 8th house itself. For judging sadness and sorrow of the native, the influences in the 4th house (Sukastana) are more important while for judging defeat or humiliation, the influences on the Ascendant and 6th houses are more important. For judging longevity and death, the influences on the 2nd and 7th houses are equally important.

These two principles are applicable to significations of all the 12 houses.

Therefore, these multi-level effects of Bhava Karakattwas need to be examined and understood clearly by proper analysis and synthesis even before examining the effects of interlinks between the pairs of opposite houses for achieving better depth and accuracy in prediction.

Courtesy: MODERN ASTROLOGY (Dr. Revathi Vee Kumar)

                                                                                                                                    To be continued.....
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How Jupiter's Transit Of Virgo Affects you - Part II

How Jupiter's Transit Of  Virgo Affects you - Part II

Mithuna(Gemini):- Mrigasira(3,4), Aridra, Punarvasu (1,2,3)
Analysis: Unfavorable Jupiter in the 4th till 19th January 2017 and again, after 24th February 2017 comes under check from 17th September to 14th November 2016 except for 13th and 14th October 2017. Saturn will be favorable except from 12th January 2017 to 12th July 2017. Rahu and Ketu will be unfavorable. Mental stability can get a beating and you may lose your physical energy. Migration to a distant place may become necessary. Preferring self-imposed exile, you may find peace in seclusion. A death in the family is also probable. For a short while during January-February 2017, auspicious events in family can bring some happiness. With some of your rivals disappearing from the scene, you feel greatly relieved. Romantic matters are also favored now and many of you may tie the knot.

Guard against accidents and update all car and medical insurance papers. Personal ambitions meet with resistance from a most unlikely quarter.

Finances can fail if planning is not meticulous. Avoid venturing on alterations and additions to your residence now. If a parent, you need give more attention to your children and their activities. For students, concentration can go lacking. Be wary of a close relative who could have his own agenda and trick you into a difficult situation.
Jupiter's favorability Index 25%
Overall favorability index:-4th August 2016 to 12th January 2017  50% - 12th January 2017 to 12th July 2017 33.3% - 12th July 2017 to 4th September 2017 50%
Jupiter's Transit of Nakshatras
Uttaraphalguni - 4th August 2016 to 22nd September 2016
Hasta              - 22nd September 2016 to 26th November 2016
Chitta              - 26th  November 2016 to 26th April 2017
Hasta              - 26th  April 2017 to 24th July 2017
Chitta              - 24th  July 2017 to 4th September 2017

Kataka(Cancer) -Punarvasu(4) Pushyami, Aslesha
Analysis: Unfavorable Jupiter in the 3rd till 19th January 2017 comes under check till 19th January 2017 and again, from 24th February 2017 to 4th September 2017. Throughout this transit of Jupiter, Saturn will be favorable between 12th January 2017 and 12th July 2017 and Rahu throughout. Ketu remains unfavorable throughout. Some sort of change in position is foreseen. Obstructions can stall your projects. Financial debacles are possible. Minor health problems are likely off and on disrupting your schedules. Some damage to your residence cannot be ruled out. There can be a death in the family circle.

Difficulties in the materializing of personal ambitions arise. However, there can be small gains, especially for writers. Professional interests as also conditions for those in service see a setback. There are chances of even loss of employment. Lawsuits can go against you. Trust you may have reposed in others is likely to be misused - so be careful.

Avoid projects which are beyond your control and capacity- False implications are possible and you should be wary of strangers. Do not let disturbances in domestic affairs make you take impulsive decisions. Students fare well, especially in specialized studies.
Jupiter's Favorability Index -37.5%
Overall favorability index - 4th August 2016 to 12th January 2017 37.5% -12th January 2017 to 12th July 2017 54.2% -12th July 2017 to September 2017 37.5%
Simha(Leo):- Makha Poorvaphalguni, Uttaraphalguni(1)
Analysis: Favorable Jupiter in the 2nd till 19th January and after 24th February 2017 comes under check from 4th to 15th August 2016 and from 2nd July to 4th September 2017. Throughout this period Saturn, Rahu and Ketu will remain unfavorable. You will get mental happiness, fame and some inclination to do charities. You can attract respect. All your plans work out well and professionally you stand to gain. For a brief period,there will be strife in family life, especially in January -February 2017. Conjugal happiness is assured for young couples.

There will be gain of wealth with some new positions or status coming to you. Both your material possessions and resources see an expansion.You can fish out good money. So long as you do not fritter away your gains, you will be stress-free. Writers may make some small gains. Rivals though trying, will not be able to harm your interests.
This is a good period to purchase properties. Women in the family way have a smooth delivery. You fare well in studies and get to meet well known names in your field of study. Extra-curricular activities also are favored now.
Jupiter's Favorability Index-100%
Overall favorability index -from 4th August 2016 to 12th January 2017 66.7% -12th January 2017 to 12th July 2017 66.7% -12th July 2017 to 4th September 2017 55.2%
Kanya(Virgo) -Uttaraphalguni(2,3,4), Hasta, Chitta(1,2)
Analysis: Unfavorable Jupiter till 19th January and after 24th February 2017 comes under check from 18th August to 20th October 2016 and from 19th January to 24th  February 2017. Throughout this transit, Saturn will be favorable till 12th January 2017 and again, after 12th July 2017. Rahu will remain unfavorable and Ketu, favorable. A change of place for is likely. Travel lust can overtake you. Your health will suffer slightly. Disturbance to goals and peaceful life can be felt. There can be certain circumstances leading you to leave the country, place or at least your residence. Though you have a feeling of security, it will be unwise to be overconfident.

For a short period in January-February 2017,your plans work out well and professionally you will stand to gain . There can be a marriage in the family or birth of a child. You are likely to benefit from some truly spiritual personages you may meet.

However, in general, financial matters could come under stress with expenditure going up for reasons beyond your control. There can be some sort of change in in your professional activity. Be geared for trouble from rivals in profession and business. On the home front, do not let trifling matters escalate into serious tensions.
Jupiter's Favorability Index 12.5%
Overall favorability index -4th August 2016 to 12th January 2017 37.5% - 12th January 2017 to 12th July 2017 20.8% - 12th July 2017 to 4th September 2017 50.0%

Nakshatra wise results
Table 1

Courtesy : Modern Astrology (Bhaskaradaasan)
Continued from - How Jupiter's transit of Virgo affects you - Part 1

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How Jupiter's Transit Of Virgo Affects you - Part 1

How Jupiter's transit of Virgo affects you -part 1

Jupiter enters Virgo on 4th August 2016 Where he remains till 4th september 2017. In between he enters Libra on 19th January 2017 where he becomes retrograde on 7th February re-entering Virgo on 24th February. Jupiter resumes direct motion in Virgo on 10th June 2017 and moves forward to enter Libra finally on 4th September 2017.

Jupiter deemed to be in Virgo for an overall period of 13 months spends about one month and 6 days in Libra in a temporary foray between 19th January 2017 and 24th February 2017. Thus , actually Jupiter will remain in Virgo for just 6 days less than a year.

During this entire period of Jupiter in Virgo from 4th August 2016 to 4th September 2017 Saturn will be  in Scorpio till 12th January 2017 when he moves into Sagittarius where he remains till 12th July 2017. Then re-entering Scorpio in retrograde motion,  he remains there during the rest of the period of Jupiter's stay in Virgo. Rahu and Ketu will remain in Leo and Aquarius during this entire period.

The favorability rating for Jupiter has been assessed taking into consideration the conventional and Moorthi Nirnaya yardsticks. As a results of the transit of Jupiter, good or bad, can be influenced by the concurrent movements of Saturn, Rahu and Ketu, they have also been considered, inclusive of their Moorthi Nirnaya effects. these have been taken into account in assessing the overall percentage of favorable results of the transit of Jupiter.

In judging the general results, the interim foray of Jupiter into Libra between 19th January 2017 and 24th February 2017 has not been considered for Moorthy Nirnaya computations, as the effect can only be negligible but has been reckoned in the evaluation of results.

Apart from the transit effects of Saturn, Rahu and Ketu during the period, the results will subject to improvement or deterioration of the existing influences of other planets as well. the results are likely to get modified in accordance with the running directions, good or bad, of the natives. In short the predictions given need a balanced overview based on these various influences.

The transit of Jupiter in Janma(1) and Naidhana or Vadha (7) Nakshatras from Janma Nakshatra will be very bad for it. The transits in Vipat (3) and Pratyak (5), though also bad, will bring only lesser harm. however, Jupiter transiting the Paramamaitra Tar(9) form JanmaNakshatra can bring very good results , the transits in Sampat (2) Sadhana (6), Mitra (8)and Kshema(4) Nakshatras can give good results. The general results given must be evaluates only after suitably modifying them to suit the above - mentioned grading for the Janma Nakshatra of an individual.

Mesha (Aries):- Aswini, Bharani, Krittika (1)
Analysis: Unfavorable Jupiter in the 6th till 19th January 2017 and from 24th February 2017 to 4th September 2017 comes under check from l8th August to 20th October in 20l6. Throughout this transit of Jupiter, Saturn and Rahu will remain unfavorable and Ketu, favorable. Domestic happiness can fade and problems and worries make you restless resulting in utter lack of mental peace. At every stage, you meet with obstacles, failures and losses. You also tend to get embroiled in unnecessary disputes. Expenditure can overshoot income.

You could meet with impediments to work . If holding an executive position. Some of your intelligent decisions could get downgraded. However, for a short spell between mid - January and mid - February 2017, some of your desires can get fulfilled. Help will be available when needed and friendship with those with authority will prove useful.

Women may feel dejected over even trifles. If a student, this period will be tough and only persevering hard work can save your grades.

Jupiter's Favorability index 37.5% 
Overall Favorability lndex- 4th August 2016 to 12th January 2017  29.2% - 12th January 2017 to 12th July 2017 37.5% - 12th July 2017 to 4th September 2017 37.5%

Vrishabha (Taurus):- Krittika (2,3,4), Rohini, Mrigasira (1,2)
Analysis: Favorable Jupiter in the 5th till 19th January 2017 and from 24th February 2017 to 4th September 2017 comes under check till 19th January 2017 and again, after 24th January 2017. Saturn and Rahu will remain unfavorable and Ketu favorable during this transit of Jupiter. You will be happy with auspicious events in the family. You may get a higher position and association of refined and cultured people. Business rivals who have been troubling you may fade away. Marriages, which are due take off now. Birth of a child in the family can be expected. You could benefit from favours from those in power.

Love relations come under bright stars and many of you could walk to the altar. However, for a short spell in January - February 2017 domestic happiness can fade due to anxieties or disputes with some disappointments and obstructions to your plans. Expenditure can go up and even overshoot income.
Acquisition of a vehicle is indicated. Many of you may shift to a new house. For students there will be many opportunities for adding to your knowledge in your subject of specialization. Those into research projects see fast progress.
Jupiter's favorability index 62.5%
Overall favorability index - 4th August 2016 to 12th January 2017  62.5% - 12th January 2017 to 12th July 2017 62.5% - 12th July 2017 to 4th September 2017 62.5%
                                                                                                                                 To be continued.....
Courtesy : Modern Astrology (Bhaskaradaasan)



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The astrology of Christmas

The astrology of Christmas

The annual festival of Christmas, observed commonly on December 25, is a commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ. The Christmas day is a holiday in most of the nations and is observed as a religious and cultural event. A large number of non-Christian communities also take part in the celebrations, making it the most popular celebration in the world next to the New Year celebrations. In some countries, Christmas Eve celebrations on December 24 is more important than the observances on December 25.

Uncertainty of the date
The month and date of Jesus’ birth remain uncertain. The Western Christian Church had adopted the date December 25th by the early-to-mid 4th century which was later followed in the East too. Though December 25th in the Gregorian calendar has been almost accepted universally as the birth date of Jesus, some Eastern Christian Churches celebrate Christmas on December 25th of the Julian calendar. This corresponds to January 7 in the Gregorian calendar, the day after the Western Church celebrates Epiphany. Later, to make it universal, the Church declared the twelve days between Christmas and Epiphany to be one unified festal cycle, giving significance to both the Western and Eastern dates of Christmas.

The exact year of the birth of Jesus is till not known clearly and there have been no solid records regarding the same. Astrologers around the world have worked on it and tracing backwards from the period of Crucifixion, they concluded that Jesus would have born anywhere between 5 and 7 BC. Some claim that the lord was born on March 1st of 7 BC, at 1:30 am in Bethlehem.
There are various other theories suggesting different dates viz. March 21, March 28, May 20, April 18, April 21, January 2, November 17 and November 20 as the birth date of Jesus. In the New Testament, there is no actual mention of the date of the birth of Jesus. The shepherds of Luke’s gospel (Luke 2:8) were said to have been tending their sheep in the field when they received the angelic proclamation of lord’s birth. Hence, it is unlikely that the Jesus’ birth could have happened in December, for the weather would have been too cold for them to be out in the fields.

The choice of date - December 25
Several factors might have influenced the selection of December 25 as the date of celebrating Christmas. In the beginning of the Christian Era, the Roman Empire who followed a religious belief constituting many gods and goddesses, was the dominant force in Europe, Middle East and the Mediterranean. The Romans had a series of festivals near this date of the year. Hence, it might have decided to observe Christmas in this time of the year to compete with one or more of those festivals.

December 25 being the day marking winter solstice on Roman calendar could be a reason for choosing this date. On this date, the Romans used to celebrate Dies Natalis Solis Invicti in honour of the Sun God Sol Invictus. On this solstice, the Sun enters the sign of Capricorn and starts its movement towards the north. Lord Jesus was identified with the Sun based on an Old Testament verse. Also, according to an early sermon by Saint Augustine, Lord Jesus was born on that day of the year where the daytime is the shortest and from which the subsequent days begins to increase in length. Moreover, December 25 comes exactly 9 months after the Annunciation (March 25) or the date of conception of Jesus.

The winter solstice marks the Sun’s transit to Capricorn, the sign ruled by Saturn. Hence, Saturnalia - the Roman celebration of worshiping Saturn coincides with the winter solstice. This festival was also attributed as a celebration of the rebirth of the Sun. By 4th century AD, Saturnalia was officially reset to be celebrated on 25th of December. Later on, the church decided to keep this date as the official date of birth of Jesus.

Astrological points related to Jesus’ birth
December 25, the officially fixed birth date of Jesus Christ coincides with the return of the Sun at the winter solstice. This solstice marks the entry of the Sun into the sign of Capricorn whose ruling planet is Saturn. On this day the Sun appears to halt over the tropic of Capricorn and begins its journey to North.

The relationship between astrology and Jesus’ birth has been well established by the fact that a “Star” guided the Magi or the three wise men who were travelling in search of the New King. It is said that the “Star” would have been a cluster of stars with the bright Jupiter at the centre. Uranus, Jupiter and Saturn which are likely to be the guiding “Star” were in the sign of Pisces during the birth of Jesus. The Lord’s attributes of compassion and forgiveness are of course two salient traits of Pisces. The period also shows a grand trine that links Venus, Neptune and Moon with Jupiter and Saturn, suggesting a period of high spirituality. On December 25 at the first hour, sign Virgo representing Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, ascended above the horizon.

Some astrologers have contradicted that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, Judea on March 1, 7 BC at 1:30 AM. This birth chart has a six planet stellium in Pisces with five oppositions to Pluto and five trines to Neptune.

Jesus and the Sun
There are various factors linking Jesus to the Sun. Jesus was identified with the Sun based on an Old Testament verse. According to an early sermon by Saint Augustine, Jesus chose to be born on the shortest day of the year for symbolic reasons. He was born on the shortest day of the year from which the subsequent days start to increase in length symbolizing the increase of light. Lord Jesus was described as “the light of the world” by John. Also, there exists the idea that creation began at the spring equinox (March 25), with the conception or birth of Jesus on March 28, which is, in Genesis, the day of creation of the sun. For this reason, Malachi the prophet described him as the sun of righteousness.

The solstice at December 25 marks the transit of the Sun into the sign of Capricorn. During this time, the Sun appears to halt over the tropic of Capricorn for three days before beginning his journey to North, bringing the glorious light to the darkness of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Capricorn was known to the Greeks as Augean Stables; convincingly the Sun is born in a stable.

Significance of the solstice
Unlike the modern day, life in the ancient times was much dependent upon nature and seasons. The myths and legends of ancient civilizations reveal much about their approach to the life and the universe. The nights were devoid of electric lamps then and people could actually see the stars in the night sky. Thus astrology was developed as a science for analyzing the cosmic effects on nature and life.

The Romans followed a religion of many Gods and Goddesses, including the Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Venus and Mercury. Their key times of celebrations were the cardinal points of the seasons, the solstices in June and December and the equinoxes in March and October. These points were very important to the ancient society as they marked the change of seasons and the sowing/reaping of crops. These points also symbolized the stages in the development of the soul as they were considered as the stages at which the cosmos or the divine hand take a more active part in the lives of those lived in the body of Mother Earth.

Astrologically, the two equinoxes (when day and night are equal) and the two solstices (when day or night is the longest) are the four important days of a year. In the Northern hemisphere, the most difficult day to survive is the Winter Solstice marking the longest night. While people regard the dark or night as evil and the day or light as good, astrology regards these two as the opposing forces equally important for sustaining life. However, for Christians, the belief that the God came into the world in the form of man to renounce the sins of humanity, is the primary purpose of celebrating Christmas.

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Secret of Karakas

Secret Of Karakas
Astrology is the science of secrets, secrets about human life and destiny. In Jaimini School of Astrology the secrets about various factors of life is easily studied through Karakas. Karaka means significator. It gives indications about the secrets. There are mainly 7 karakas .

They are ,

                        1. Atma karaka
                        2. Amatya karaka
                        3. Bhratru karaka
                        4. Matru karaka
                        5. Pitru Karaka
                        6. Gnati Karaka
                        7. Dara Karaka

Let’s look at a planetary table
Here you can see these planets are in different signs in different degrees. The calculations of Karakas are purely based on the degrees.
Table 1

 1. Atma karaka
The planet with the highest degree is known as the AtmaKaraka. Atmakaraka is the indicator for the soul. It shows the desire of your soul. The sign and house which the Atmakaraka is placed will show what your heart desires to have during this birth. 

In the above table, the planet with highest degree is Moon.
Table 2
Moon is placed in Libra. The ruler of Libra is Venus. Moon is in the Nakshathra of Vishaka, ruled by Jupiter. So here we should add the characters of Libra, Venus, Vishakha and Jupiter.  Libra is the sign ruled by Venus. Venus is all about love, relations, unity, balance, arts and luxury. Moon is placed in the Nakshathra of Vishaka and it is ruled by Jupiter. Jupiter is the planet of spirituality, higher knowledge and philosophy. So this person’s soul will be interested in serving the World with his knowledge and thus spreading his love. That is his Dharma.

2. Amatya Karaka
Amatya karaka is the planet with the 2nd highest degree. If Atmakaraka is the King, then Amatya karaka is the Minister. Amatya means Minister in Sanskrit. So, the duty of Amatya karaka is to show path to Atmakaraka. In the above table, the planet with 2nd highest degree is Venus..
Table 3

Here Venus is placed in the sign of Leo, ruled by Sun. Venus is in the Nakshathra of Purva Phalguni, again it is the nakshathra of Venus herself. Leo is the sign of self expression, self promotion, speculative business, ancient knowledge, and love. 

So the duty of this person should be connected to self expression. He can start own business in the domain indicated by Atmakaraka. Venus is in the nakshathra of Venus itself. So, this person’s Dharma is to work in a domain where he takes care of people. It should be any domain connected to spirituality, unity and knowledge.   

3. Bhratru Karaka
Planet with the 3rd highest degree would be Bhratru karaka. This will give an idea about siblings.
Table 4

4. Matru Karaka
The planet with the 4th highest degree shows the details about mother.
Table 5
5.  Putra Karaka
The planet with 5th highest degree is showing the details about the children.
Table 6
6. Gnati Karaka
The planet with the 6th highest degree shows the hurdles in life. Gnati means hurdles or challenges.
Table 7

7. Dara Karaka.
The planet with the 7th highest degree will give the details about spouse.
Table 8

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Daridra Yoga

Daridra Yoga

Daridra Yoga, as the name indicates, this is an unfavourable planetary combination for lack of financial stability. In this yog, the 11th house is studied. The 11th house is known as Labha-sthan. This house deals with income, prosperity, gains, profit, friends, elder brother or sister, hopes and aspirations and their fulfillment.

You have to study the 11th house carefully. The condition for the Daridra Yogam is 11th lord should be in any of the dursthana house. The dursthana houses are 6th, 8th and 12th. When the lord of the profits, hopes, and gains are in the evil houses, obviously you have to face some setbacks in getting accumulated money. You have to do a retrospect, when you see this situation.

This yoga doesn’t mean that you will be a beggar. This yoga indicates the difficulties in amassing wealth. This can lead you to a situation where you can find obstacles in making and saving money. At the same time, such obstacles are seen to have gotten diminished in the latter half of life. You should not forget that the 11th house is also known as the Upachaya house. Upachaya house means, the matters allotted to that house will progress according to the time. So, you have to lay a foundation set.  

All will have difficulties in saving money, but Daridra Yoga means you have to be extra careful in dealing with this yoga. You have to control your expenditure, block all the evil friendships, and habits. You may have to even go to a financial awareness program.

The good or bad effects of Daridra Yog are felt during the adverse dashas or planetary periods of the afflicted lords of wealth and gains, and certain Daridra Yog starts from birth till death.

The intensity of the yoga is based on the aspects, placements and conjunctions also. So this yoga has to be read on the basis of these. There are so many other planetary combinations are shown in the net for Daridra Yoga, but the true combination of Daridra Yogam is when your 11th lord is in 6th, 8th or 12th.




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Pairing Of Opposite Houses -II

Pairing Of Opposite Houses -II

The Ascendant and 7th house signify the native and one's spouse respectively and all about the relationship between the couple. The 7th house also connotes the nature of interaction of the native with other associates or business partners in daily life in various capacities such as a teacher-student, employer - employee etc.

Chart 1 : Female: Born October 30, 1970 at 06h. 30 m. at 12 N 55, 79 E 11.

Chart 1

At a subtler spiritual level, the Ascendant signifies the creation of an egoistic self in the material world for the fructification of its Karmic influences and the 7th house connotes the role of one's inner-self (commonly known as alter ego) in shaping the destiny in store for one. Accordingly, one's spouse is generally considered to be one's complementary half, without whose regenerative and transformational influence the individual's life is deemed to be incomplete in the material plane. That is why in Hindu tradition "marriage is considered to be the sacred bond which is supposed to last for many lives". The concept of Ardhanareshwara epitomizes this bond between the dual facets of human existence as man and woman.

The Ascendant is Libra whose lord Venus is retrograde in the 2nd house (Kutumbastana). The Ascendant is occupied by Jupiter (3rd and 6th lord), Mercury (9th and 12th lord), Sun (11th lord) and the Moon (10th lord). Saturn, the lord of the 4th (Sukhastana) and 5th (Putrastana), is in the 7th with Digbala in his sign of debilitation but retrograde. As such, he gets the strength of an exalted planet as per Uttarakalamrita (Chap.2, Sloka 6). The 7th lord Mars is in the 12th and is retrograde aspecting the 6th and 7th houses. Rahu is in the 5th and works as the agent of Saturn. Ketu is in the 11th and acts as the agent of the Sun, his sign-dispositor. Thus, the influence of all the planets in the chart is centered around the Ascendant and the 7th house in a predominant manner. This implies that for this native, marriage and married life are of prime importance as all spheres of activity it her life are centered around her own self and her spouse. Metaphysically, the position of the Sun (soul), Moon (body and present life) and Jupiter (Jeeva) in the Ascendant and their collective aspect on 7th house indicates that this is a classic example of a native destined to find the mission and meaning of her present life.

The Yogakaraka Saturn despite being in his sign of debilitation (Aries) creates a Neechabhanga Raja Yoga being in a Kendra from the both the Ascendant and the Moon. Mars (the lord of Saturn's debilitation sign) aspects Saturn from 12th house which causes cancellation of debilitation. Saturn is retrograde in Neechastana and has Digbala which empowers him and enables him to offer fully the results which he has to deliver in the horoscope. Saturn's strong placement in the 7th house, a lord of Sukhastana and Poorvapunyastana, and his aspect on the Ascendant, 4th (happiness) and 9th (luck and Prarabdha Karma) indicates that the native's spouse in her present birth has a direct link to her Poorvapunya. Besides, the fact that there is an interlink between the 5th (love), 7th and 9th houses which guarantees not only very good growth in life after marriage but also appreciably intimate love towards husband and good attachment with her children.

Out of the four planets in the Ascendant, three are mutual friends (Sun, Moon and Jupiter) while the fourth, Mercury is in a friend's sign.  Jupiter and Mercury possess Digbala in the Ascendant and they are supposed to do good to the native by warding off Doshas in the horoscope. The Badhaka Sun being weak in his sign of debilitation, the Badhaka effect is reduced. Being born on a New Moon Day, the moon is considered as malefic. Malefic Moon as the lord of a Kendra (10th). In the Ascendant is also good. Saturn, being the Yogakaraka, his influence on Ascendant is benefic. As a result. the native is endowed with the skills and tendencies (4th and 5th houses and Mercury) required to get adopted to the environment of the husband after her marriage . Though married at an early age when just about 19 years, the native involved herself in discharging her duties towards her ailing mother-in-law taking very good care (Moon ) of her and managing all house-hold chores very well. She has excelled as a house- wife getting applause from all her relatives for her good work because of the influence of Jupiter  on the Ascendant as the lord of 3rd house (effort) and 6th houses (services).

But, despite the Yogakaraka aspect of Saturn on the Ascendant being benefic and not withstanding the fact that the native gets happiness (4th) and love (5th) from her husband (Yogakaraka placed in 7th), the mutual aspect of planets in the Ascendant and 7th being inimical ( except of Mercury), there always would exist a certain amount of discord in the relationship between the couple. Out of the five planets in the 1-7 axis, Mercury and Jupiter have Digbala as also Saturn. As these planets are endowed with additional strength it induces a feeling of maintaining self-respect even with the spouse and a sort of egoistic approach in their mutual interactions. Consequently, both partners have the habit of sticking to their guns over any issue which results in frequent bickerings between them, often on flimsy grounds, especially due to speech and matters of food (Ascendant lord Venus retrograde in 2nd) and expenditure and comfort (7th lord Mars retrograde in 12th).

The egoistic nature of the couple is accentuated by both Libra and Aries being odd signs and masculine in nature which fuels a sort of repulsion during any discussion between them and frequently attempts to destabilize their intimacy. But the mutually friendly aspect of Saturn and Mercury (9th lord) works as a saving grace and finally brings about an agreeable consensus. Also, the native's Ascendant Libra is ruled by the element air while that of her 7th house (spouse) is fire (Aries). Fire and air being friendly in nature, inspiteof marked differences in their basic approaches to life, one is capable of supporting the other and eventually, each quarrel creates a better understanding and a closer level of intimacy between them instead of discord or dissatisfaction.

In Navamsa also, both the Ascendant and 7th house are unafflicted which means that the relationship between the couple would be a normal one without any significant adverse influence.

The strong aspect of Yogakaraka Saturn from the 7th on the Ascendant (self), 4th (Sukha) and 9th (Bhagya) and the aspect of the 7th lord Mars on the 7th augurs well for the native and fosters good understanding between the couple. Even though there would be repeated bickering between them, the native would not take them seriously and hence married life would continue without any serious issues and the saying."All is well that ends well" applies to the native who would finally feel good in her relationship with her spouse.

The general pattern of interaction of the native with others would also be usually good due the predominance of more benefic influences on the 7th house. Yet, the native would prefer to maintain her association well with only those who respond favorably to her point of view and respect her sentiments rather than with others who either contradict her or try to outsmart her.

Thus, it could be seen that when the Ascendant and 7th house are analysed as a pair instead of as individual ones, one gets deeper insights into the related areas. pairing of houses is essential in prediction for improved accuracy.

Important Points
While analyzing the pairs of opposite houses the following points need to be borne in mind:-

(a) The mutual aspects of plans posited in opposite houses create mutually supportive or  agreeable results or detrimental influential depending  upon the relationship between the concerned planets. If mutually friendly planets are involved, the results would be favourable to the native while inimical disposition of planets would cause inauspicious results.

(b) Even in the case of a single planets posited on a house which is vacant, such an aspect yields very significant  results.

(c) The presence of  multiple opposing influences involving many houses in a chart indicates a life of many ups and  downs.

(d) Absence of any opposition means that the native would not attempt to assess or try to evaluate the consequences before acting upon situations encountered by him concerning those houses.

(e) Generally, opposition enables one to see the other side of any issue. Hence the individual in whose nativity there are no opposing pairs of houses may not be open to others viewpoint or may be less inclines to confront people face-to-face and would prefer to meet problems indirectly.

(f) In charts with opposing influences involving certain houses, at a given moment of time both the houses are at work simultaneously and as a result, a synergic force of both the houses would be felt.

(g) If planetary conjunctions or multiple aspects are involved in either one or both the opposite houses, the results of such houses would generally be very important and need to be probed with extra caution.

(h) The impact of opposite houses is more about compromise, co-operation or confrontation, as the case may be, in respect of the results of the concerned houses which are specific to attendant conditions in a particular horoscope.

Courtesy: Modern Astrology(Dr. Revathi Vee Kumar)
Continued from: Pairing Of Opposite Houses - I

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Punarphoo Yoga

Punarphoo Yoga


Punarphoo Yoga is formed by the conjunction of Saturn and Moon. Moon is the indicator of  mind, psyche, sensitivity, home, family, and mother. Saturn indicates discipline, redundancy, harshness, delay and order.

The moon is indicating sensitive things and Saturn is hard-line. So, when the Moon is in conjunction with Saturn, according to the degrees, Saturn will seize Moon’s quality and vice versa. Saturn generally means the harshest things and when Saturn seizes Moon’s quality, then the basic factors indicated by the Moon like mind, psyche, sensitivity, home, family and mother will be in trouble.

When you see this conjunction, you should do a detailed analysis of your life. What is the rate of satisfaction from your emotional life? Are you happy enough with the emotional security?

You may see that you have that lack of emotional satisfaction from your life. It can be from your parents, relatives or the emotional security that the surroundings provide you.

If you feel that you have lack of emotional nourishment from your immediate or distant surroundings, then there is no another remedy than fixing your mind. You have to become very choosy about your relationships. This combination generally shows the lack of love from the mother. It has a different notion as well.

This combination can guide to reach enlightenment. This yoga is seen in many spiritual leaders because at some point in time you will think that the love and concern from the world are just illusion and the greatest love can only be seen in union with almighty.

The universe will bring such events into your life when you have Punaraphoo yoga in your chart. May be your prime aim is to dedicate yourself to the service of the almighty.

Your Moon will be in a distracted mode, and this may give you excessive thinking pattern, which affects your psyche. All you have to do is focusing your mind on something which can give you peace and encouragement. If you are looking around for it, you may not find anything but you will realize that you are just chasing after the wind.

There so many ill effects are seen in many articles over the net. Ultimately, the Punaraphoo yoga means, the person will travel to spirituality. The person, who chooses  his path of spirituality, will get detached from the material world. His life can bring events which he lose his faith in the material aspects of life. Punaraphoo yoga is good for a career in philosophy, spirituality and teaching domain.  
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