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December 09, 2017

Adhi Yoga II - Yoga for Riches or Power

Adhi Yoga II

Michael Jackson's horoscope (Chart 3) is a perfect example of the kind of results Adhi Yoga can produce in terms of riches and celebrity status.

Chart 3: Michael Jackson: Born August 29, 1958, at 19h.33m.at Gary (41 N 36, 87 W 21) with a balance of 12 years 3 months 21 days of Jupiter Dasa at birth.
Chart 3

The Moon occupies the Ascendant Aquarius with Venus in the 6th and Mercury in the 7th from him. Mercury is the 5th lord and Venus, the 9th lord and Yogakaraka. Jackson occupied an unrivalled place in the world of music with his earnings running into millions of dollars through his albums and performances.

The Sun in the 7th from the Moon is good in that it gives Pakshabala or digital strength to the Moon, the centre of the Adhi Yoga. Secondly being Vargottama and in his own sign Leo, the Sun gains strength which he imparts to the Moon benefiting the latter. Mercury in the 7th from the Moon is retrograde which makes him extra strong. Venus in the 6th from the Moon is free of combustion and as a Yogakaraka for both the Ascendant and the Moon-sign acquires two-fold strength to shower his benefic influence on the chart augmenting the Adhi Yoga manifold.

Jackson's chart does not have Jupiter in either the 6th, 7th or the 8th from the Moon which is a requirement for the Yoga to be a full-fledged one. However, it is seen that even two of the benefics in the specified positions from the Moon can generate the Yoga which may described as a partial Adhi Yoga. In most of the cases, it is rare that all the 3 benefics Mercury, Venus and Jupiter are involved.
The important point to note in is the digital strength of the Moon as an absolutely necessary factor for the Yoga to be present. So, in most cases of Adhi Yoga, the Moon would be either moving towards the Full Moon phase itself or just moving out of this phase.

The important point to note in this context is the digital strength of the Moon as an absolutely necessary factor for the Yoga to be present. So, in most cases of Adhi Yoga, the Moon would be either moving towards the Full Moon phase itself or just moving out of this phase.

In other words what the Yoga requires is the digital strength of the Moon when automatically, Mercury and Venus cannot but occupy the 6th, 7th or the 8th from the Moon as these two planets cannot really get away too far from the Sun. Additionally, Jupiter's inclusion in the Yoga adds to the totality of its magnitude and strength.

When the Moon has waxing strength, the element of luck assumes significance in the life of the native. This is a general rule in predictive astrology. This kind of strength of the Moon has been given in all classical works as an Arishtabhanga influence or capable of keeping evil at bay and as strengthening the chart as a whole. Jataka Parijata (Chapter IV, Sloka 72) says when:
चन्द्रः संपूर्णगात्रस्तु  सर्वारिष्टहन्ता 
That when the Moon has his digits full (waxing strength), he becomes a destroyer of all evil. 
And this is also what Adhi Yoga which, by definition, is centred in a Moon with digital strength does. Though the classical works attribute royal power (kingship), political position (ministership) or military authority (commander-in-chief) to the Yoga, these results need not necessarily accrue as a study of several cases of Adhi Yoga has shown. The results of the Yoga are basically riches and the clout and status that money can bring with it.

Courtesy: Modern Astrology 

December 06, 2017

Adhi Yoga -1(Yoga for Riches or Power)

Adhi Yoga-I

ADHI YOGA is a highly favorable Yoga and according to all classical works is generated when the natural benefics occupy the 6th, 7th and the 8th houses with reference to the Moon. According to Brihat Parasara Hora ( Chapter 38, Sloka 5),
इन्द्रोः षष्टाष्टदौरधियोग शुभग्रहैः | 
बलानुसारतस्तत्र  नृपोमात्यो बलाधिपाः ‖ 
When benefics occupy the 6th, 7th and 8th from the Moon, Adhi Yoga results The native would be a king, minister or commander-in-chief in accordance with the strength of the planets.

Varahamihira uses slightly different terms when defining Adhi Yoga (Brihat Jataka Chapter XIII, Stanza 2) and improves on the results it can produce.
सौम्यैः स्मरारिनिधनेष्वाधियोग इन्द्रोस्तस्मिंश्र्चभूपसचिवक्षितिपाल  जन्म
संपन्नसौरव्यविभवाहतश‖त्रवश्र्च दीर्धायुतो विगतरोग  भयाश्र्च जाताः ‖ 
When benefics occupy the 6th, 7th and 8th from the Moon, they cause Adhi Yoga and the result is the birth of a commander, a minister or a king. Those born in this Yoga will be gentlemanly, happy, successful surrounded by luxury, foeless, long-lived and free from disease.

Varahamihira clearly mentions सौम्यैः(saumyaihi) meaning benign planets which would mean Jupiter, Mercury and Venus. Parasara uses the word शुभग्रहैः:(subhagrahaihi) which means benefics and this can lead to some confusion on if the reference is to the natural benefics only or to the functional benefics also. If the Yoga is due to natural benefics only, for Mercury and Venus to occupy either the 6th, 7th or 8th from the Moon, the Moon would necessarily have to be waxing as Mercury cannot go beyond 28° from the Sun and Venus cannot go beyond 47° from the Sun. In such a case, the Moon, the pivot of the Yoga, would have the additional advantage of possessing Pakshabala or digital strength. If the definition implies functional benefics when Mars and Saturn can also produce the Yoga depending upon the sign rising as the Ascendant, then the Moon would not necessarily have to be waxing or possess digital strength. Therefore, the term subhagrahaihi may be understood as meaning only the natural benefics Mercury, Jupiter and Venus.

According to Saravali, Adhi Yoga is classed under Raja Yoga in the sense of royal power or political power, and it further requires the planets Mercury, Venus and Jupiter should not be combust and should not be with malefics.

In astrology, a rigid literal interpretation can lead us nowhere. A liberal interpretation within the framework of the basic tenets of the science will give better insights into the results of the Yoga. Adhi Yoga can be of 7 different kinds as obtained from a combination and permutation of the planets and the houses involved.

i)Mercury, Venus, Jupiter in the 6th, 7th and 8th houses from the Moon.
ii)The three benefics all in the 6th house. Hi) The three benefics all in the 7th house.
iv)The three benefics all in the 8th house.
v)The benefics distributed in the 6th and 7th houses.
vi)The benefics distributed in the 7th and 8th houses.
vii)The benefics distributed in the 8th and 6th houses.

More sub-varieties are possible if each of the 3 benefic planets changes order in the 3 houses and some more are produced by the planets occupying different Nakshatras in each of the houses.

While malefics with the benefics are said to spoil the Yoga by some authorities of old, others hold that the malefics give the Yoga but, in the process, make the native tyrannical. We are not concerned with this part of the interpretation. All that we will look into is whether the Yoga can be said to be a Dhana Yoga of consequence or whether it is a Yoga for power alone as given by Parasara.

The results of a king, minister or commander-in-chief attributed to the Yoga by Parasara and Varahamihira can occur and do occur in some cases but they are not necessarily confined to them. In most cases, the Yoga leads to riches accompanied by success. It also brings in some kind of celebrity status.

One of the best examples for Adhi Yoga is of Bill Gates (Chart 1). 
Chart 1: Bill Gates:Born October 28, 1955 at 21h.25m at Seattle(47N 48, 122W19) with a balance of 9 months 21 days of Saturn Dasa at birth.
Chart 1

The Moon is in the 10th house. The text book positions of benefics in the 6th,»7th and 8th from the Moon are present. Jupiter is in the 6th, Mercury in the 7th and Venus in the 8th. This by itself constitutes a full-fledged Adhi Yoga. However, what adds to its strength manifold is that the Moon as the Dhanadhipati (ruler of the 2nd house or the house of finances) is waxing and in the 10th from the Ascendant. 

Bill Gates' operating system "Windows" has made him one of the richest men in the world. The Ascendant lord Mercury who is a signatory to the Adhi Yoga is in his sign of exaltation which fortifies the Adhi Yoga. Mercury as Ascendant lord further benefits from the fact of being with the Labhadhipati (lord of gains) 11th cum 6th lord Mars. Mars as 11th lord is in mutual aspect with the 2nd lord Moon producing a Sasi-Mangala Yoga, a Yoga primarily for financial prosperity. Jupiter occupies Leo in a friendly sign while Venus occupies his Moolatrikona sign. The Adhi Yoga draws strength from several factors, including the extremely powerful Ascendant which itself is Vargottama and whose lord Mercury is the center of a Panchamapurusha Yoga

Chart 2: Male:Born October 22, 1982 at 11h.28m.(IST) at 26 N 39, 84 E 55 with a balance of 4 years 3 months 1 day of Saturn Dasa
Chart 2

Chart 2 is of a young man hailing from a very modest background from a joint family comprising him, his wife, his parents as also three elder brothers and their wives. The family had always a tough time balancing the budget with the combined meagre salaries of the menfolk not adding up to much. Infact, the native paid his way through college by giving tuitions, working as a computer operator in an NGO with his take home pay being Rs.6000 per month. The family's means were so limited they would go to a neighbor's to watch TV since they could not afford one of their own. The native hit the jackpot when he bagged the prize money of a boggling five crore rupees overnight in a TV quiz show.

The Ascendant Sagittarius has its ruler Jupiter in the 10th, a Kendra, which helps the chart gain foundational strength. Next, the Moon in Pisces in the 4th has Digbala and being aspected by his sign-dispositor Jupiter gets fortified. The Adhi Yoga forming planets Venus, Jupiter and Mercury are in the 6th, 7th and 8th respectively from the Moon which fits with the textbook definition of the Yoga. This sudden stroke of financial luck came on October 24, 2011 with the pivot of the Yoga, namely, the Moon being the 8th lord with the 8th house ruling legacies, windfalls etc. Coming to the Dasa it was in Venus Dasa, Venus Bhukti (February 2009 to June 2012). Venus is in the 6th from the Moon and a signatory to the Adhi Yoga. What we may additionally note is the fact Venus is the 11th lord (Labhadhipati) placed in the 9th (Bhagyastana or house of fortune) in an exchange of signs with 9th lord Neechabhaga Sun which is also a powerful Dhana Yoga.

Courtesy: Modern Astrology                                                                               to be continued....

December 04, 2017

Types of Houses - Upachaya House

Types of Houses - Upachaya House

Our birth chart is divided into different houses and they have different names too. Learning about them can be confusing as they overlap a lot. Few houses come together in various categories so, reading can be little complicated.

Types of houses
The 1st, 4th, 10th and 11th houses are known as Kendra houses. They are the cornerstone of your life. They are directly connected the very personal side of yours. Houses 1, 5, and 9 are the Trikona or Trine houses. These trikona houses are also known as Dharma houses. Houses 3, 6, 11 and 10 are the Upachaya houses or "houses of growth". Upachaya means prosperity. These houses store those factors which can bring prosperity to your life. These houses feature those matters which has the capability to grow until you get moksha. Houses 6, 8 and 12 are the Dustana houses or houses of negative factors. The 6th house is also known as Artha house means a house which brings wealth. These houses deal with work and service through which you can make wealth. The 8th and 12th house is also known as Moksha houses. These houses represent the mysterious matters like death and moksha. Houses 2,5,8 and 11 are the Panapara houses. Panapara means related to wealth. Houses 3,6,9 and 12 are called the Apoklima houses. Apoklima actually means houses on the slopes. The deal with expenses. The 2nd and the 7th  house are known as the Maraka houses, and it deals with those matters which can be fatal.

Major features of houses
Third house
Siblings, siblings like relatives, neighbours, willpower, courage, initiative, self -efforts, business ideas, short courses, short studies, intellectual projects, communications, short journeys, writing and communicative capability

Sixth house
Competitions, health, financial liabilities, enemies, competitors, maternal uncles, service, employees,  service, and  litigation

Tenth house
Social status, career, livelihood, bosses, promotion, name and  fame, honour, rulers, employer, foreign settlements and  ambition

Eleventh house
Friendships, collective projects, long-term associations, elder siblings,  children, youth groups, hopes, wishes, and gains

The above-said matters do have the potential to grow always in your life if you put enough effort.
During the dasa of the lords of these houses, you will go through many events which trigger your growth.For eg: An Aries ascendant will get enough opportunities for his growth during his Mercury and Saturn dasa. Mercury is the ruler of his 3rd and 6th houses. Saturn is the ruler of 10th and 11th houses.

So, Aries ascendant, all dasas are crucial, but no matter what age he is in, he should give his level best in Mercury and Saturn dasa , then he will reap a lot of good results.

Table 1: represents the Ascendants and the signs in Upachaya houses.

Table 1

The same effect can come up during the dasa of the planet placed in these upachaya houses. During his Mercury Mahadasa and various Mercury Antardasas, he will get chances to interact closely with his siblings. Placement, conjunction, and aspect of Mercury are very important. During this
Mahadasa and Antardasa of this planet, he will get opportunities to learn a lot of new skills. All that mentioned in the 3rd and 6th house will happen during this time period.

If he is vigilant he will have a great time, or he can lay the foundation for a good future as the 6th house of work and colleagues are also activated. The 3rd house and 6th house deals a lot with studies, responsibilities, work, financial liabilities, and efforts. So, there should not be any negligence in these sectors. Your negligence will have long-lasting consequences and that will impact you negatively despite the placement, conjunction, and aspect of Mercury in your birth chart. If you give the best, then the universe will, of course, support you with more positive news despite placement, conjunction and aspect of Mercury in your birth chart. And that is the secret behind the Upachaya houses.

Courtesy: JayaShree (Consultant Astrologer (Vedic & Western))

November 29, 2017

Origins of Vedic Astrology

Origins of Vedic Astrology

The originator of Vedic astrology is Parasara Muni. Parasara was the father of Vyasadeva who compiled the Vedic literature. Parasara was one of the celestial sages because, in his treatise, he mentions - that he learned directly from Brahma and Narada, two celestial personalities who figure prominently in Vedic lore.

Although Parasara was more known as a follower of Shiva, he wrote the Vishnu Purana and left posterity the fundamental astrological compilation Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra; a Hora Sastra which is the Sanskrit term for a treatise on time or astrology. 

Parasara Hora delineates the classic natal horoscope involving the twelve signs of the Zodiac, the twelve houses, the nine planets and twenty-seven Nakshatras. The four Vedas do not present natal astrology although some limited presentation does exist therein related to the timing of sacrificial ceremonies. But thanks to Parasara, we have a treatise on astrology for individuals, on the astrology of their daily lives.

Parasara's treatise is the only surviving Vedic writing on astrology that presents the entire system of astrology. There are other writings that still survive which focus on a particular aspect of Vedic astrology, but Parasara's is the only literature that presents a system as a whole. And his presentation of astrology is especially appropriate for Kali Yuga because he gives two techniques that are particularly efficacious in this Yuga. He mentions that the system of planetary periods known as Vimshottari is the best of all such systems and that, compared to it, other systems do not deliver what they claim to be able to deliver. In addition, he mentions that the Shadbala system for assessing planetary strengths in a chart is very useful in the Kali Yuga. These comments also suggest that his system of astrology is not only appropriate for Kali Yuga, but may be different, therefore, from the system in vogue during the Dvarpara Yuga, Which brings one to the Jaimini system. 

One does not want to think that Jaimini was some kind of opponent of Parasara's because Jaimini was his disciple. But Jaimini's system truly was and is a bit different; which is a moot point anyway because his system doesn't even exist anymore in its entirety. It originally existed in four volumes, of which only two remain, they being volumes three and four. And the basic explanation of his system must surely have been laid out in volume one. This is the problem; although much of his system has been pieced together from comments made in volumes three and four, much is still unknown because the explanation part is missing. An educated guess has been made in the Vedic astrology community in India that Jaimini's system is a remnant leftover from the previous Dvarpara Yuga.

All of which brings us back to Parasara. Parasara's system exists as a complete presentation and was mentioned by him specifically in relation to the Kali Yuga, so it becomes the only game in town.
Which is why Indian astrology has always been termed Parasari (possessive case) astrology. This term "Vedic astrology" is very recent and not traditional at all. Other terms for the astrology of India have been Hindu astrology, Jyotisha, Jataka (natal astrology), and Jyotir Vidya. But they all refer to the Parasari system.

Unfortunately though, there have been mixtures in northern India. For example, there is Tajaka astrology, but Tajaka is from the province of Tajikastan above Afghanistan, and the technique known as the solar return chart is also Tajaka. But if one wants to practice Vedic astrology in its purity - following along the lines of the Parampara system of disciplic succession - these mixtures should be avoided like the plague. 

In addition to Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra (Parasara Hora for short), there are several classics of Vedic astrology from the post-Vedic period which expound upon Parasara's treatise. This is very good because some of the older Parasara Hora has been lost due to the ravages of time. These classics are condensations of more ancient astrological works and are, therefore, very authentic.

Perhaps the most prominent among these is the Brihat Jataka of Varahamihira. He was a South Indian and a prominent minister in the court of the famous Emperor Vikramaditya right around the time of Christ. Since the Parasara Hora was so voluminous and huge, the Brihat Jataka became more prominent in the sense of being more common. Brihat Jataka presents a nucleus of the Parasari system. Varahamihira wrote the Brihat Samhita too, which presents information about the Nakshatras, also known as lunar mansions in western astrology or just plain stars in India. But this Brihat Samhita is more of an astronomical work than a work on natal predictive astrology.

Hand in hand with Varahamihira's works are the writings of his son, Prityuyasas, who- continued his father's delineation and exposition of the Parasari system, by writing the famous Hora Sara. They both lived in the 6th century A.D. 

Thirdly, Kalyana Varma was active during the 10th century and hailed from Madhya Pradesh. He wrote the astrological treatise Saravali because he felt that Varahamihira and others had been brief in their exposition of Parasara's work. 

Jataka Parijata was written by Vaidyanatha Dikshita in the 1400's. Vaidyanatha was a Sri Vaishnava who worshipped Ranganatha at Ranga Kshetra. Jataka Parijata stresses some unusual techniques which are not so much highlighted by others.

Mantreswara was a South Indian Brahmin born in the 13th century in Tamil Nadu or Kerala. His Phaladeepika is certainly a mature fruit of astrological wisdom which incorporates the essence of earlier works.

In fact, all of the above classics incorporate the essence of earlier works, especially Parasara's works, in their proper weight and proportion, and provide the basis and framework for predictive astrology. There are other respected works, but in general, any astrological assertion or technique must be found within the parameters of these first tier classics or at least not be contrary to them. They are a benchmark by which other astrological literature can be judged.

It becomes implicit that much of the experimenting and mixtures that go on nowadays are contrary to the spirit, if not the letter, of the classics which have their origin, in the ultimate issue, with the celestial Parasara and his celestial teachers. The classics expound upon and summarize the essence of Parasara.

Courtesy: Modern Astrology(Dean Dominic De Lucia)

November 21, 2017

Timing Marriage from Navamsa Clues - Part II

Timing Marriage from Navamsa Clues - Part II

The Navamsa chart comes in handy in cases where two people are caught in an emotional involvement and which the parents have difficulty in accepting. At such times, the Navamsa can be examined to find out if the involvement will end in marriage or disappointment. Here again, it must be emphasized that what the Rasi chart does not indicate cannot be found simply on the basis of Navamsa positions. The Rasi, as is clearly known, is deemed to contain within itself a heap or multiplicity of details relating to all aspects of life, not excluding marriage. Therefore, even in the kind of cases where two people are in love, the Rasi chart is the first thing to scrutinize for the course the involvement will eventually take. But where the clues here are not clear or are contradictory on the basis of relevant factors, the Navamsa chart gives helpful hints.

The 5th house rules emotions and the 7th house, marriage. Therefore any connection between the 5th and 7th houses in Navamsa is more or less a clear indication the romantic friendship will lead to the altar. This relationship can be with reference to either to the Rasi Ascendant or the Moon-sign.

Reverting to Chart 1, the 5th lord from the Ascendant Leo is Jupiter while Saturn is the 7th lord. In Navamsa, the two planets are in mutual aspect. This relationship is repeated fa Second time if Chandra Lagna or the Moon-sign which is also Leo is considered. The marriage followed a courtship.

Chart 3: Male: Born April 24, 1976 at 11 h. 15m. at 13 N 05, 80 E 18 with a balance of 5 years 11 months of Rahu Dasa at birth.
chart 3

In Chart 3, marriage took place in March 2001 in Mercury Bhukti, Saturn Dasa. The Dasa and Bhukti lords are in Shashtashtaka positions in the Navamsa. The Bhukti lord Mercury is the ruler of the Navamsa Ascendant. This young man working in the U.S. for a software firm fell in love with a colleague and married her. Initially, the mother showed some resistance to the match but when the horoscopic indications were explained to her and it was pointed out their marriage was likely, she gave in. The 5th lord Venus and the 7th lord Jupiter are not directly related. But the 5th lord from the Moon, namely, Mercury and the 7th lord Sun are in mutual aspect in Navamsa showing the strong possibility of the involvement ending in marriage.

Chart 4: Born February 11, 1965 at 2h. 30m. at 28 N 36. 77 E 12 with a balance of 3 months 5 days of Moon Dasa at birth.
chart 4

In Chart 4 of a popular film star, a Muslim married to a Hindu, the 5th lord is Jupiter and the 7th lord is Saturn. Saturn aspects Jupiter in Navamsa. However, it must be clarified at this stage that simply because such a relationship obtains in the Navamsa chart, one cannot jump to the conclusion that a love-marriage is certain. But where the Rasi chart shows an emotional involvement, the Navamsa condition if fulfilled can be deemed to assure of its culmination in marriage. The absence of such a relationship between the 5th and 7th lords in Navamsa does not necessarily imply the converse or disappointment in love. And as Dr. Raman has always emphasized, no single factor or condition can over-rule what the chart read in its entirety shows.

Summing up, the Rasi is to be analysed first according to general principles of timing marriage. This would sometimes be fairly clear in terms of Dasa and Bhukti. But in some cases, where such Dasa and Bhukti pass without producing the anticipated event of marriage or where such periods do not seem to be sufficiently qualified to show marriage, the Navamsa chart is to be taken up. In such cases, the indications for marriage get strengthened in the Bhuktis of the following factors in the Navamsa.
a)The planet in Shashtashtaka (6-8) position with Dasa lord. 
b)The rising Navamsa lord
c)The setting Navamsa lord
d)Atmakaraka (Jaimini)
e)The planet in Karakamsa

Such an approach combining the Rasi and Navamsa indication judiciously gives a fairly accurate period for marriage especially in cases where it has been elusive.

Courtesy: Modern Astrology

November 15, 2017

Timing Marriage from Navamsa Clues - Part I

Timing Marriage from Navamsa Clues - Part I

The basic horoscope is a combination of two charts, the Rasi and the Navamsa. Though the Rasi by far is the more important of the two, the Navamsa enjoys a status that the remaining Shodasavargas or sub-divisional charts do not attract. The Rasi chart has all the Shodasavargas inbuilt into it, yet the Navamsa has always been given prominence by placing it beside the Rasi chart unlike the other sub-divisional charts. The logic of this tradition is difficult to gauge.

According to Parasara in the chapter Vargavivechanadhyaya (Brihat Parasara Hora. Chap VIII-3), नवांशे कलत्राणां ) Chelan' or the Navamsa is to be looked into for all matters related to the spouse. The 7th house is given prominence over all marital details in the Rasi chart. This house which is in direct opposition to the Ascendant is deemed to be complementary to the Ascendant (the most important point in the chart) and planets in the 7th or otherwise influencing the 7th are deemed to either add to or detract from the strength of the Ascendant and thereby of the entire chart itself. Since the 7th house gains so much importance in the making or marring of the basic chart, the Navamsa whose main signification or content equates with that of the 7th house finds a complementary place beside the Rasi chart.

The Navamsa chart can sometimes, in cases when marriage is elusive in the sense the Rasi chart does not help give a clear picture, be effectively used to time marriage. Once the Dasa has been determined on the basis of the Rasi chart, the Navamsa chart can be examined for identifying the Bhukti that is most likely to give marriage. It has been found in many cases that marriage is likely in:-
(a)The Bhukti whose lord is in Shashtashtaka with the Dasa lord in Navamsa
The Shashtashtaka position is found to show a dislodgement or displacement under general principles of predictive astrology ad such displacement can be of place or of status. Therefore in the present context if the Dasa and Bhukti lord are in Shashtashtaka in Rasi or Navamsa, it can bring about a change in status from being single to married.
(b)The Bhukti of the Navamsa Ascendant lord
Since the Navamsa is primarily concerned with marital matters, the rising Navamsa assumes importance in judgement of such details. The period of the lord of the rising Navamsa should therefore assume a prominent role in this context.
(c)The Bhukti of the lord of the setting or 7th Navamsa
Since the 7th- house rules marriage, planets associated with the 7th house in Navamsa may be deemed to have a say in marital matters. The 7th lord in the Navamsa or the ruler of the setting Navamsa becomes qualified to confer marriage.
(d)The Bhukti of the Atmakaraka
The Atmakaraka as defined by Jaimini as the planet with the maximum longitude in the sign of occupation is a factor that cannot be overlooked in interpretation. The sign of occupation by the Atmakaraka gets special status in Navamsa as Karakamsa and therefore, the period of such a planet may also be deemed to be significant for purposes of timing marriage.
(e) The Bhukti of a planet in Karakamsa
Karakamsa is an important factor in several ways. Sometimes, it is treated on par with the Ascendant and therefore, many of the rules of predictive astrology that apply to a chart with reference to the Rasi Ascendant as a focal point can also be applied equally effectively with reference to Karakamsa.

Chart 1: Male: Born August 20, 1944 at 7h. 11m. (1ST) at 18 N 59, 72 E 60 with a balance of 12 years 1 month 15 days of Venus Dasa at birth.

The 7th house in Chart 1 is aspected by the Ascendant lord Sun, Vargottama benefic Jupiter, 12th lord Moon and Kalatrakaraka Venus which does not seem to show a late marriage. Additionally, 7th lord Saturn is in the 11th house and this is no delaying factor. Let us examine this chart applying the rules generally followed in predicting marriage and then move on to an examination of the Navamsa chart.

Rule 1: The Dasa of the planet in the 7th or aspecting the 7th or owning the 7th house becomes a strong contender in conferring marriage.
The 7th house being vacant, the Sun, Jupiter, Moon and Venus as aspecting the 7th house and Saturn as 7th lord become qualified to be the Dasa lord for marriage.
Venus Dasa ended at 12 years, Sun Dasa ended at 18 years, Moon Dasa at 28 years, Jupiter Dasa was to start in 1997, Saturn Dasa was to start in 2013 and Mercury Dasa in 2032.
Venus Dasa gets over in childhood. Saturn and Mercury are too late to show marriage. And we must remember the chart is not one that can be classified as coming under delayed marriage. Moon Dasa between 18 to 28 years appears to be the most appropriate.

Rule II A: Find out the stronger of the:-
(a)Lord of Rasi occupied by the 7th lord or the sign-dispositor of the 7th lord.
The 7th lord Saturn being in Gemini, such planet is Mercury in Chart 1.
(b)Lord of Navamsa occupied by 7th lord or the Navamsa sign-dispositor of 7th lord.
The 7lh lord Saturn being in Aquarius Navamsa, it is Saturn again.
The stronger of the two becomes eligible for timing marriage. Between Saturn and Mercury, Saturn who is already qualified as 7th lord becomes better bet. Also to be noted is the relative deficiency in strength of Mercury being in a junctional or cuspal degree.

Rule II B: The period of (a) Venus or (b) Moon
Therefore, Mercury, Saturn [Rule 11(a) and (b)] and Venus and Moon [Rule IIB, (a) and (b)] can be Dasa lords conferring marriage. Of these, Mercury and Saturn and Venus get eliminated by reason of their occurrence at too old an age or too young an age. The Moon is thef only qualified planet left to confer marriage.

Rule III: The sign-dispositor of the 2nd lord, of the planet joining the 7th lord as also the 9th and 10th lords.
The 2nd lord Mercury is in own sign and the 7th lord Saturn has no association. The 9th and 10th lords are Mars and Venus respectively. Of these, Mercury and Venus have been eliminated. Only Mars remains as contender. The Dasas now available for giving marriage are of the Moon (18 to 28 years) and of Mars ( 28 to 35 years). Since the chart shows early marriage, the Moon Dasa may be deemed more qualified in this context.

The Bhukti can be of any one of these planets.
Rule 1: Venus, Sun, Moon, Jupiter and Saturn.
Rule II: Mercury. Saturn, Venus, Moon.
Rule III: Mercury, Venus and Mars.
That is. the Bhuktis of Moon, Mars, Jupiter. Saturn. Mercury, Venus and the Sun are contenders now in Moon Dasa.

Marriage took place in March 1968 in Saturn Bhukti of Moon Dasa. The Moon favorably placed aspects the 7th house. Saturn is the 7th lord. In Navamsa we find the Dasa lord Moon and and Bhukti lord Saturn are in Shashtashtaka or 6-8 positions which brought in a change in status from bachelorhood to married man. Additionally, we may note the Bhukti lord Saturn is the Navamsa 7th lord placed in the 7th in Aquarius further supporting the Bhukti in conferring marriage. Taking Jupiter's transit as important, his movement through Leo assumes significance since the sign holds the Ascendant, Janma Rasi, Dasa lord Moon and Kalatrakaraka Venus as well as natal Jupiter in Rasi.

Reverting to the Navamsa, the Dasa lord Moon in Virgo has Saturn and Ketu in Shashtashtaka positions from him. Between the two, Saturn as Rasi 7th lord becomes more qualified to show marriage. The Bhukti lord Saturn as the Navamsa 7th lord as well scores over Ketu. Now transpose the transits on to the Navamsa chart. Transit wise, the Nodal axis is across the Navamsa Moon who also happens to be Dasa lord. Saturn in transit is in Pisces aspecting Dasa lord Moon in Navamsa, while transit Jupiter is on Navamsa Ascendant influencing the Navamsa 7th house and lord as well as Bhukti lord Saturn. Almost all the conditions apply very well to this case.

Chart 2: Female: Born June 22, 1954 at 9h. 20m. at 28 N 40, 77 E 13 with a balance of 4 years 11 months 5 days of Rahu Dasa at birth.

In Chart 2, marriage took place on January 28, 1980 in Mercury Bhukti of Saturn Dasa. The Dasa and Bhukti lord are in Shashtashtaka or 6-8 positions in the Navamsa. The Bhukti lord Mercury is also the 7th lord in Navamsa. He is the Atmakaraka as well.

Transit Saturn was in Virgo in the Navamsa 7th house which also happens to be the 7th sign from the Navamsa Moon. Transit Jupiter in Leo aspected Navamsa Ascendant lord Jupiter apart from being in the 7th from natal Moon. The transit Nodal axis in Aquarius-Leo cut across the Navamsa Ascendant lord Jupiter.

It is important to always bear in mind that astrology is not merely predicting. It is more a counseling tool that can effectively employed to handle tense and unpalatable situations, especially within the family. The increasing opportunities for interaction and meeting between young people with the rigid taboos of the greater part of the last century against intermingling of members of the opposite sex loosening has led to young people being drawn into emotional involvements. In a country as diverse as ours, such involvement brings the questions of caste, creed and community igniting, many a time, tensions between parents and the youngsters. In such circumstances, an astrological approach in the situation can not only help diffuse the conflict but also help in making the decision. Confirmatory clues can indicate the parents can do little to wean away their children from the involvement. And that acceptance would be the best solution.

Courtesy: Modern Astrology                                                                                    to be continued

November 11, 2017

Transit Forecast - Based on the Rasi of Moon

Transit Forecast - Based on the Rasi of Moon

Besides the results, which pointed out in the horoscope of each and every one, the planetary transits are also affecting their life, time by time. That is called Transit Forecast. Especially, the changes in the planetary positions of Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu may cause the direct and clear changes. Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu had very rare transit changes since two months. Jupiter transits for almost one year, Saturn in two and a half, Rahu and Ketu for one and a half years in the same zodiac sign. Let us check how that changes affect you..

ARIES (Ashvini, Bharani, first 15 nazhika of Krittika)
The period, where Rahu transits in fourth and Ketu in tenth houses are coming. Jupiter transits from the sixth house to seventh. Saturn transits to ninth. The center position of Jupiter gives you much relief. But the positions of Rahu and Saturn are not much more favorable. You should take more care on the health of your mother in this period. Be very careful while driving. You must avoid late untimely travels. There is a chance for a change in residence. You may face objections from relatives. You must avoid unnecessary arguments. There may be police cases, court disputes during the unfavorable planetary position of Kuja. The ninth position of Saturn may negatively affect the mental peace. You will face obstacles in career also during this period. The blessings offered by the planetary position of Jupiter will reduce the depth of obstacles.

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TAURUS (last 45 nazhika of Krittika, Rohini, first half of Mrigashirsha):
This is a period where Rahu occupies the third house and Ketu, ninth. Jupiter is in ninth and Saturn in eighth. The planetary positions of Rahu and Jupiter are very favorable.
Saturn is Ashtama. But you will have good results. There is a chance for fame or job promotions, which you haven’t got yet. You may expect help from your relatives.
Though it is a favorable period, be careful in financial matters. It is better to seek advice from experts at the time of investments or speculative businesses. You must take care of your health and always consult a doctor on time. Though the professional side is great, please avoid unnecessary actions. During this period you will experience peace and prosperity at home.

GEMINI (second half of Mrigashirsha, Ardra, first 45 nazhika of Punarnava)
This is a period where Rahu transits in Second house, Ketu in eighth, Jupiter in fifth and Saturn in seventh. The planetary positions of Rahu, Ketu and Saturn are inauspicious. But Jupiter is favorable. The planetary position of Rahu in second house will cause obstructions in educational matters, especially for students. There may be worries at home. This period indicates a chance for unnecessary arguments.You will have some chances to lose valuable things, by theft. You may have small accidents or falls. Avoid untimely travels. You will have prosperity in career. You may get an opportunity to do experiments with new ideas. There is a chance for unnecessary travels and restlessness. You may face small obstacles and delay in all fields during this period. You will have some small bad after effects. Besides those effects the coming year will be a happy one.

CANCER (last 15 nazhika of Punarvasu, Pushya, Aslesha)
Rahu transiting in own house and Ketu in Seventh, Jupiter in forth and Saturn in sixth. Changes in the positions of Rahu and Ketu is not much favorable. Jupiter moves to the fourth house from the third. This will remove all past miseries. Saturn in the sixth house and it is favorable. Circumstances will be almost beneficial. But to achieve good results, you must work very hard in your field. Saturn will help you to make victory over opponents. Your financial position will improve. But expenses will also increase. The separation and conflicts with the relatives will cause mental agony. You may get luck in travels. It is not a favorable period for those, who needs a new job. So please keep it in mind and concentrate on your present job. This is not a bad time for speculations. You can make this period beneficial through prayers and visiting temples.

LEO (Magha, Purva phalguni, first 15 nazhika of Uttara Phalguni)
Rahu transiting in twelfth house, Ketu in sixth, Jupiter in third and Saturn in fifth. The planetary position of Ketu is favorable. But the position of Jupiter in third indicates lack of blessings. After September it won’t be a good period. Try to stay safe there for one year. Though there is a chance for staying abroad, you may face challenges in your field. This is not a right period for speculations. Giving guarantee and loan may cause loss and disgrace. Prayer and devotion are moist during this period. Please stay calm and act wisely whenever you face challenges. There may be changes in thoughts as per the position of Jupiter in the horoscope.

VIRGO (last 45 nazhika of Uttara Phalguni, Hasta, first half of Chitra)
This is the period where Rahu transiting in eleventh, Ketu in fifth, Saturn in forth houses. You will have many important and good situations in your life. You can reach higher positions in your profession. Confidence and efforts will give you good result.
This is the right time to invest money in profitable businesses. You may have opponents in both, professional and social fields. You will be anxious about your children’s education. You may have stomach related problems. Friendships from opposite sex may give you happiness. You may face struggles and difficulties in your life. There may be a lack of favorable things because of the powerlessness condition of Rahu, Ketu and Jupiter in  the horoscope.

LIBRA (last half of Chitra, Swati, 45 nazhika of Vishakha)
As per the positional changes, Rahu in tenth house, Ketu in forth, Jupiter in own house and Saturn transiting third house. Please take more attention and care during this period. Your financial position will improve than the previous period. But, in every health issue you must consult a doctor and use proper medicines. You may involve in arguments or may have different opinions with relatives.There will be a positional change in your field. There is a chance for a change in the department or a change in the case of reporting manager. There may be chances of getting insulted by opponents. You may be profited from vehicles. There is a chance to get money in unexpected ways. You may have prosperity in your profession and you may achieve many things, which you desired to achieve.
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SCORPIO (last 15 nazhika of Vishakha, Anuradha, Jyeshtha)
This is a period where Rahu transiting in the ninth house, Ketu in third, Jupiter in twelfth and Saturn in the second house, as per the positional changes. This period is not much favorable. Jupiter in twelfth house gives you lack of blessings and financial risk. You must have more care on financial matters during this period. You can live happily if you avoid the mentality to give guarantee, loan etc.Your father needs more care in this period. You can experience many obstacles in every field. But you can make victory over your opponents. You may have to struggle and face financial losses in your travels. You may be victimized by your relatives and nothing to wonder if you have been gone through the same situation before.You have to overcome unfavorable moments with proper attention and sense.

SAGITTARIUS (Mula, Purva Ashada, first 15 nazhika for Uttara Ashada)      
Rahu transiting in eighth house, Ketu in second, Jupiter in eleventh and Saturn in own house. During this period you may have both, positive and negative experiences. You must take treatments on time and use your medicines and follow instructions as directed. You may experience a delay in receiving your money. Your dialogues may create enemies. But, the planetary position of Jupiter in eleventh house will help you to fulfill your needs.Nothing to wonder if you get more profit than the expected.But there may be chances to loose your wealth if you fail to handle it properly. You will achieve higher positions because of your hard work. There are chances for promotion and increments. Your actions with caution and wisdom will help you to make the period beneficial. 

CAPRICON (last 45 nazhika of Uttara Ashada, Sravana, first half of Dhanishta)
As per the planetary movements, Rahu transits in seventh, Ketu in its own, Jupiter in tenth and Saturn in twelfth. During this period, you will have to experience more unfavorable and less favorable conditions. You may face bad experiences unexpectedly. You may face challenges in your field than past years. But still you can shine in leading front. There is a chance for small quarrel and misunderstandings with your wife. There is no wonder in the separation of love. You may get more responsibilities from different fields. All the acts without proper thinking may lead you to troubles. During this year , you have to do things wisely and as per your work, your benefits will rise up.  

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AQUARIUS (last half of Dhanishta, Shatabhisha, first Purva Bhadrapada)
Rahu transiting in sixth, Ketu in twelfth, Jupiter in ninth and Saturn in Eleventh houses. 
This period gives you good results than previously. The opponents will fail and you can achieve victory over them. You will get some things, which you thought that you can’t ever get. You will have heights in the profession. There is no matter of wandering in such conditions of promotion or new job. Even though you may have small faults, there is nothing to fear. Your health condition, by which you suffered more, will be better in this period and it will give you peace. This period indicates a chance of getting inheritance.  It is better to invest money you get, wisely, for future.  

PISCES (last 15 nazhika of Purva Bhadrapada, Uttara Bhadrapada, Revati)
Rahu transiting in fifth, Ketu in eleventh, Jupiter in eighth and Saturn in tenth house. So it is not considered as a favorable period. It’s natural that students may have laziness and lack of interest during this period There is a chance for failure, if there is no concentration and hard work. If you have any health issues related to head, you must consult a doctor. In profession you may have weak and negative experiences. Prayers and more attention may help you to overcome those negative reactions, probably. Those, who is facing court disputes related to properties, may get relief. Guaranteeing, investing money in unfamiliar zones, etc. may give sufferings.

November 08, 2017

Clickastro Horoscope - Alexa Skill for Amazon Echo

Clickastro Horoscope - Alexa Skill for Amazon Echo
A smart speaker is a virtual assistance enabled device that can be connected to the net via WiFi or Bluetooth. It's a wireless speaker with voice detection ability. The device recognizes the user's speech to answer his queries or play the music which he asks. This newest innovation will soon be a necessity for homes and offices with which we can get any news or data in the midst of our works simply by talking to the virtual assistant.

The IT giants are soon to hit our market with their smart speakers - Apple HomePod, Google Home and Amazon Echo. These devices are enabled by their respective virtual assistants - Apple's Siri, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Out of these, Amazon Echo is expected to tap the Indian market first. Soon we will be having this device at our home and offices and will be talking to the Alexa. Other than the general data and entertainments, we can let this device provide information that requires special skills. Just like installing apps from Play Store or iStore, we can empower Alexa with special skills by logging into Amazon site and using the option 'Add skills'.

As the smart speakers are expected to reach our market soon, Astro-Vision has acted in advance to let the users hear astrology forecasts from their devices. Astro-Vision has already made its variety of astrology services available for Amazon Echo users. The users can add 'Clickastro Horoscope' skill by logging into the Amazon account and ask Alexa to hear their required astrology predictions. To see the ‘Add skill’ page, use this link https://goo.gl/Xgorg1

The free astrology service through Chatbots and smart speakers is a result of Astro-Vision's foreseeing and positive thinking. Astro-Vision guides millions of people worldwide through Vedic Astrology knowledge. The company endeavours to deliver positive astrology by making use of the newest solutions.

Horoscope Chatbot & Alexa Skill – The Latest Initiatives from Astro-Vision

The innovations in technology, the keys to human life's evolution, has indeed made our life faster & smarter. We are now living in the digital age where everything happens online. We work, we learn, we connect, we communicate, we collect & spread information and make all transactions online. Eventually, smart phones have become an integral part of our lives. The smart phone and its various applications provide the interface to meet our various requirements through online. This has made the businesses to have their applications and ensure their presence across various digital platforms. To survive in the fast-evolving world, everyone needs to feed the customers and satisfy their varying requirements through the proper exploitation of latest technologies. This is what makes Astro-Vision a cut above the competitors. The No.1 digital astrology service provider in India has made themselves accessible through the latest & smartest technical innovations Chatbots and Smart Speakers. Now, the variety of astrology reports and predictions can be known by simply chatting or speaking to a device.

Horoscope Bot - The First Vedic Astrology Chatbot

A Chatbot or virtual assistant is a software agent performing tasks for individuals. The use of virtual assistants and their capabilities are expanding rapidly. Generally, a virtual assistant with its artificial intelligence answers to the queries made by the users. The internet users might have already been familiar with Google Assistant, Microsoft Cortana, Apple's Siri and Amazon Alexa. Now, various businesses and service providers are creating their own Chatbots or virtual assistants to be made available on various chat applications. Thus, the users can avail service or get information regarding it, simply by chatting on their favourite chat applications.

The first Vedic Astrology Chatbot named 'Horoscope Bot' is an innovation from Astro-Vision,
which is available on Facebook Messenger, Skype, Telegram and Kik (Clickastro Bot). This makes possible for the Vedic Astrology followers to avail various astrology predictions & reports through chats. The users just have to tap open the chat application and get daily predictions, weekly predictions, personality predictions and so on through friendly chatting. Like a friend, the Horoscope Bot will be among the contacts with whom the user can start chatting with a 'Hi' at any time he likes. Astro-Vision Horoscope Bot can be added to the contacts from the link https://goo.gl/5zBMYe or click the following links to add directly to your favourite platform.

Astro-Vision has also created a Chatbot for its online astrology portal clickastro.com. The visitors of clickastro.com can now get the assistance of the bot named Astro Guruji.

November 03, 2017

Understanding Retrograde Planets - Part II

Understanding Retrograde Planets - Part II

Mercury's retrogression strengthens the intellect.In Chart 1, Mercury is retrograde. But here it disrupted the native's academic pursuits. Mercury is the 5th lord influencing the native's thinking ability and decision-making. After the native's graduation, studies were disrupted for a 2-year period after which he resumed his education when Mercury became direct. His work into research was also affected due to retrograde Mercury even though the native was selected for Ph.D research in a premier institution. The native was running Rahu Dasa and Mercury Bhukti at that time.

Chart 1:Male:Born February 24, 1941, at 6h.00m at 10N55, 78 E 49
Chart 1

Whenever Mercury was retrograde worries, obstacles and delays were experienced by the native. During December 1958, the native's mother passed away after a brief illness and he himself suffered from typhoid fever when Mercury was retrograde in Scorpio. In June 1961, studies were discontinued when Mercury was retrograde in Gemini, the 5th house from the Ascendant. In October 1981, when Mercury was in retrogression in Virgo, the 8th house from the Ascendant, the native suffered a serious injury in the right eye resulting in impaired vision. In April 1988, the native's daughter fell sick when Saturn was retrograde in Sagittarius aspecting the 5th house from the Ascendant. In July 1992, the native's wife had to undergo surgery for cystic ovary when Mercury was retrograde in Cancer, the 6th house from the Ascendant and the 7th house from the Moon. In October 1994, Mercury's retrogression in Virgo brought the native financial loss. In May 2016, Mercury went retrograde in Aries, the 3rd house, when the native's daughter got bed-ridden. Mercury's retrogression is good for abstract knowledge and writing but it is not good for interaction with others.
Table 1

Chart 2: Female: Born January 20, 1972 at 12 h.30 m at 10 N 23, 78 E 49
Chart 2

Saturn is retrograde in Chart 2. In April 1988, during Saturn's retrogression, the native was hospitalized for 10 days without proper diagnosis. The sickness and treatment continued for about two years culminating in the native developing epilepsy. In January and February 1991, she was hospitalized twice for epilepsy. She suffered from sickness and also lost her grand-father. Jupiter was in retrogression in Cancer during this period. In 2002, when Mercury turned retrograde, she developed fits and was hospitalized again. In April 2008, Saturn was in Leo and the native was hospitalized for asthama and fever. Whenever, Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn and Mars went retrograde, the native fell ill and was hospitalized for sores, debridgement surgery and other medical conditions and the treatment is still being continued at home to this day incurring heavy expenditure.
Table 2

Saturn is retrograde in the natal horoscope and this led to discontinuation of education. The native suffered from ill-health and was hospitalized in the Dasas of Saturn and Mercury.

Chart 3: Male: Born May 24, 1940 at 10h.00m. at 11 N 56, 79 E 29
chart 3
Though no planet is retrograde in Chart 3, they can affect the native's health when they assume retrograde motion in transit. The native was in good health but when Jupiter's retrogression started in February 2017, he developed serious symptoms of ill-health and was admitted to hospital. In March 2017, Jupiter and Venus turned retrograde. In April at the time of his death, Jupiter, Saturn and Venus were all retrograde. In spite of the best efforts he did not recover and he passed away recently. Venus is the 6th lord from the Moon-sign and turned retrograde in transit in the 4th house.
 Table 3
Death took place during Saturn Dasa, Saturn Bhukti and Saturn Antara. Saturn is the 7th and 8th lord from the Ascendant and the 2nd and the 3rd lord from the Moon-sign. Saturn is a powerful Maraka from both the Ascendant and the Moon-sign.

Natal Venus is the 6th lord from the Moon and the 11th lord from the Ascendant. Hence Venus becomes Rogastanidipati and Badhakadhipati. The Moon-sign was occupied by retrograde Saturn in transit and the 3rd house from the Ascendant was occupied by retrograde Jupiter in transit. 

Re in retrograde means to go back. Retrogression turns one's attention to the past. It is a 'grace period' for one to complete the task on hand. The overall effects of the planet in retrogression may be renewing the work already on hand or taking up a fresh a job left half way, change in relationships, indecision, confused mind, sharpening of the mind and intelligence unknown to others, resolution of old problems. me* commitments, bringing discipline in routines miseries and failures, lack of energy and ill-health. The effects of retrograde planets must be faced courageously and steps are to be taken for precautions against the ill-effects before the retrogression slab and the anticipated events occur. 

Courtesy:  Modern Astrology(N.Kunjammal)

October 31, 2017

Understanding Retrograde Planets - Part I

Understanding Retrograde Planets - Part I

Retrogression Defined
According to Bhavarta Ratnakara, the planet which is in the 2nd from the Sun becomes the fast moving planet. The planet which is in the 3rd from the Sun gets normal motion. The planet which is in the 4th from the Sun becomes a slow moving one. Planets in the 5th and the 6th from the Sun are retrograde. Planets in the 7th and the 8th from the Sun become retrograde. The motion becomes curved if the position of the planet is the 9th and 10th from the Sun. The motion is with abnormal speed when the planet is in the 11th and the 12th from the Sun.

Apparent Phenomenon
The Sun and Moon are always in direct motion while Rahu and Ketu are always in backward motion. The other planets Mars, Jupiter, Mercury, Venus and Saturn too have retrograde motion. In view of the difference in the speeds of planets during retrogression a planet appears to be moving backwards entirely due to our Earth-based view. The apparent stopping is known as being 'stationary' and the apparent backward motion is 'retrograde' motion. It is only apparent backward motion since no planet actually moves backwards except the Nodes.

Mercury goes into retrogression 4 times a year, more frequent than other planets. This retrogression disrupts the thinking mind, communications, the ability to come to an agreement with others, decision-making etc. It is best not to make important decisions at the time of Mercury's retrogression.

Venus and Mars 
Venus retrogrades every 18 months which reveals weak links in a relationship. When Venus retrogrades the usual sense of what is beautiful, pleasant and attractive is suspended. Venus' retrograde motion lasts for 42 days. During retrogression of Mars (every 2 years for about 2 months) what one desires to do is prevented and one's ability to express one's will gets thwarted. Actions are delayed and pressures build up. Sometimes great accomplishments may also be there. One has to find out what keeps them from effective action. There may be overactive temper, impatience in any activity and lack of awareness. During this period, perseverance is required and it is not easy to work with others.

Saturn's retrogression teaches discipline. It is the least pleasant experience. The native becomes less flexible and less adaptable and suffers when the external situation requires change. It teaches us responsibility and about claiming our authority. Saturn in the 10th in retrogression makes the native suffer reversals at some stage in life. Retrograde Saturn becomes highly malefic. Saturn's retrogression lasts 140 days and is stationary for 5 days before and after retrogression.

Uttarakalamitra, Chapter 2, says that when a planet is conjoined with Mars it results in some women frequently going against their own desires, the subconsciousness seeking an excuse for the failure. If a planet is conjoined with a retrograde planet, its strength increases. The influence of a benefic is weakened when retrograde. When malefics turn retrograde their malefic nature increases. Some believe that there is no difference and that retrograde planets neither lose strength nor are they harmful.

This is not good for one's finance, progeny, fate, reputation and married life. The working environment will not be congenial but at the same time there is no bar in getting good results. Retrograde planets do not deny whatever results they have to give in their Bhukti or Antara periods. It contributes to frustrating delays whenever a planet is retrograde in transit. It does not deny favorable results when in direct motion.

Courtesy:  Modern Astrology(N.Kunjammal)                                            
                                                                                                                       to be continued......

October 24, 2017

Marriage Timings and the Nature of Relationships

Marriage Timings and the Nature of Relationships

Eager to know about your relationships?
Astrology is the most effective and informational branch of studies which can provide at least 90% of information regarding relationships and timing of marriage.

Astrology chart has 12 divisions and the houses which have 1st-degree connection with marriage are the 1st, 2nd, 5th, 7th and 11th house. Among these houses, the 1st and 7th is the most important houses. The 1st house is the reflection of who you are while the 7th house is directly opposite to the 1st house and it reflects the characteristics of the spouse.

There are a lot of emotional statements in the world that every man has a woman. This is not true, especially these days a lot of same-sex marriages are happening. Not everyone in the world is destined to have a spouse. We can see a lot of celibates around us. For all, the relationships don’t work. If you are destined to be a single, then you should not see it as a curse. You should understand that you are much closer to the Moksha and you are not destined to carry a lot of Karmik load as married people carry. Your path is somewhat obstacle free and you are one step closer to the Moksha than those marrieds are. 

Most of the people out there are looking at astrology as a stream to help to get secret information about their lives and thus they can reap a lot of good things. Astrology is not a branch to make you rich or happier. It is a branch to enlighten you by helping you to know what your highest dharma what are the possible challenges blocking you to follow your highest dharma. Astrology is a spiritual science not a an occult science to block the adverse situations in your life. 

Your spouse should be a person who adds value to your life and thus takes you towards the path of Moksha. The dasa and antardasa time period of your 7th lord or the planets sitting in the 7th house should be the ideal time period for you to find your spouse. Additionally, the dasa and antardasa time of the 5th, and 11th house lords and planet placed in these houses are seen to be the time which triggers marriage.

The nature of the love you get can be seen primarily through the placement of Venus. If it is in a friendly sign, in direct mode, expected by good planets and in a good Nakshatra, then it is an indication of a kind of a secure relationship. As you know, no marriage is perfect, so no one can say what are the indication of an all is a good marriage. Every marriage is protected because one among the spouse is ready to sacrifice.

Aspects and conjunctions are also important. There is no point in taking a celebrity horoscope and telling his married life was a disaster and if you have same planetary alignment our marriage also will suffer. His and our karma and pitris are different. 

If you are a person whose marriage is delayed, let me tell you that there are many  favorable time period for marriages in one’s chart. If someone’s marriage is delayed, then that is a clear indication to him that he has to grow in some area that his compatibility grows well with his spouse. It can be financial, spiritual, behavioral or physical. Instead of getting discouraged that your marriage is getting delayed, try to do an internalization to know who you are and what you need to change. For those who feel that marriage is not your cup of tea, then you should start spiritual deeds and thus uplift the society may be your highest dharma is working for the well-being of the society.

Courtesy: JayaShree (Consultant Astrologer (Vedic & Western)

October 19, 2017

How Saturn transit to Sagittarius affect the houses in your Natal Chart ?

How Saturn transit to Sagittarius affect the houses in your Natal Chart ?

Saturn transit to Sagittarius :-
Saturn is the indicator of Karma and it is moving into the sign of Sagittarius. Sagittarius is the 9th sign in the natural zodiac wheel. Sagittarius represents spirituality, adventure, father, preceptor, spiritual learning, spiritual inclinations, charity, luck, meditation, foreign travel, higher education, faith, philosophy, and law. The results of this transit will be an add up on the characteristics of the Sign of Sagittarius and the house which Saturn is transiting too.

Traditionally transits are calculated through Moon sign, but as astrology is getting a lot of updated, so you can check it through Ascendant as well. 

Below given is a very basic information about Saturn’s transit through the houses of your Natal Moon.

For Aries Moon, this transit is going to trigger your 9th house of spirituality, adventure, father, preceptor, spiritual learning, spiritual inclinations, charity, luck, meditation, foreign travel, higher education, faith, philosophy, and law. Saturn is asking you to follow a strict path of spirituality.Saturn is a strict planet and its transit may bring opportunities which tests your spirituality. All the matters of the 9th house will be under transformation in the coming days. 

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For Taurus, this transit is going to trigger the finance sector mainly.This planet is going to activate the 8th house of research, mystical sciences, occult, transformations, inheritance, insurances, and finances. During this transit, you should not invest in any wrong money deals or spend unwisely. This is a good time to learn a lot from your partners. 

For Gemini’s Saturn will move through the 7th house of spouse, business partners, fertility, passion, foreign travels, career, professional relationships, agreements and contracts. You must be very careful with partners in life as well as business. You will find some delay or issues in foreign travel or life in foreign lands. Please don’t do any unlawful deeds. Career also will need a lot of focus. 

Saturn will be moving through the 6th house of disputes, diseases, debts, enemies, opponents, competitors, colleagues, workspace, health, and emotional struggles. Saturn transit through the 6th house is good in a general perspective, but it always depends upon the placement of Saturn in the birth chart. 

For Leos, Saturn will be moving through the 5th house of romance, entertainment, fun, children, youth groups, creativity, self-promotion and speculative businesses. This transit will make you go an extra mile in interacting with children and youth groups. New investments should be done carefully. You will have a new perspective in all the matters related to the 5th house

During this transit, you will be busy in managing family matters. Saturn is moving through the 4th house of home, family, ancestors, parents and ancestral property. You will be taking up a lot of responsibilities at home. Real estate deals are also seen. Please be careful with real estate deals. Elderly females in the family will also need more help.You should be little slow while dealing with family matters. 

Saturn will trigger the 3rd house of short trips, short courses, training, siblings, media, technology, electronics, and writing. This house represents own efforts, so you will think about starting own ventures. You will have to go an extra mile in making your efforts fruitful. Matters related to the 3rd house will be highly transforming. Relationship with siblings and other relatives will be very important. 

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Saturn will move through the 2nd house of money, self-worth, family, speech and material assets. Throughout the transit, you will have a lot of focus in financial matters. You should be very careful with your finances. Career sector also will have some changes. 

Your personal life will have a lot of transformation. This transit will make you a mature person and this will be a learning phase for you. Career related changes are seen. Your health and vitality also will need a lot of focus. Your personal and professional relationship will be very important. Please don’t be aggressive with your team mates and colleagues 

Your emotional status, health and workplace is totally under transformation during this transit. You must be very careful with your work place, colleagues, finance, physical and emotional strength. You should not do anything which interrupts your peace and health. 

Your 11th house of friendships, collective projects, long-term associations, children, youth groups, hopes, wishes, and gains will be transforming. There will be visible changes in the existing friendships. You may try to join new groups too. At the same time, you have to be careful with your team mates. You will have to work hard in the long-term projects. 

Your 10th house of career, social status, bosses, authority, and ambitions will be in a full swing during this Saturn transit. You will get additional responsibilities at work. You will have to be very cautious about your behavior at work. Saturn is the indicator of Karma and when righteous moves are done then the results will be great.

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