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March 21, 2017

Abhijit Muhurta

Abhijit Muhurta

The essence of Muhurta is the time which expands to 2 Ghatis. It is actually 48 minutes. You want to perform a specific activity and you are looking for a perfect time so that you can get the desired results. The placement of the Sun and Moon are very important in fixing a Muhurta. A Muhurta is fixed on the basis of a lot of parameters like Ayana, Month, Nakshatra, Tithi, Vaar, Nakshatra, Yoga, and Karana.

‘Muhu’ means ‘moment’ and ‘rta’ means ‘order’. This concept is created based on the ideas given in RigVeda about the Speed of Light. There are 30 muhurtas in a Nakshatra Ahoratra (sidereal day and night reckoned from one sunrise to the next sunrise). The time from Sun rise to local noon time is divided into 7½ Muhurta. Likewise, local noon to Sun set, Sun set time to Midnight, midnight time to sun rise time is also divided by 7½. This time will come into 30 when 7½ x 4= 30. 

The 4 conjunct points sunrise, local noon, sunset and midnight are called Gayatri Padha.  The time span between the 4points are 7½ wide, so these 4 points make a day. And it is called Prahara.  The last ½ muhurta in the morning and the first ½ muhurta in the after noon is called as Abhijit Muhurta. This muhurta is known to be very auspicious and it can be used only in an urgency. 

The exact time of Abhijit Muhurta depends upon the length of the day and the time of Sunrise. Both varies every day.

March 15, 2017

Importance of Saturn in Astrology

Importance of Saturn in Astrology

Saturn can be the most misunderstood planet in astrology. People take its name with fear and hatred when natural benefics in astrology can be harmful than Saturn in specific conditions. Saturn rules the 10th and 11th houses in the natural zodiac wheel. These houses deal with your status in the society. 

In Vedic texts, Saturn is described as the Son of Sun. The Sun’s wife Sanjana left his due to his ego. Before leaving him Sanjana created a shadow of herself named Chaaya. Chaya gave birth to the Sun. Due to the blue color of Saturn, Sun hated Saturn. This story proves why Saturn and Sun are enemies in astrology. 

Saturn is exalted in the sign of Libra and debilitated in Aries. Saturn generally means delays, obstacles and struggles. At the same time, the positive indication is that, when you overcome the struggles and obstacles, then you will get such victory and that will never leave your life. So, whichever house Saturn is present, there can be a general delay or struggle for prosperity. 

Saturn rules Capricorn and Aquarius in the chart, but its amazing how Saturn can give the most profit giving houses in the zodiac wheel. Saturn is known as the planet of Karma and it takes 28 years to complete one trip through all the signs and reach back to the sign where it is placed in the birth chart. Every 2 ½ years it changes the sign. 

Saturn is not considered  as an auspicious planet, but it rules auspicious houses. Generally, Saturn represents old people and servants. Mercury and Venus are friendly towards Saturn., with Jupiter-Saturn shares a neutral relation. Saturn sees Sun, Moon, and Mars as its enemies. 

In Vedic astrology, when Saturn comes to the Kendra houses, 1,4,7, and 10, then it is called 2 ½ year Saturn transit period. Sade Sati or 7 ½ Saturn occurs when Saturn transits the 12th, 1st, and 2nd house from the natal moon. These are also an important time in any one's life. He is destined to move slow but steady.

Saturn Mahadasa is for 19 years, It also gives delays and obstacles, but it generally seen after this 19 years, the person started prospering. Saturn has 3 aspects. It aspects the 3rd, 7th and 10th houses from where it is placed. So, this delays and obstacles can be seen in these houses as well.

Yes, it indicates struggles, but we should understand that we are destined to work hard to make a living in this world. The struggles may not be always physical, financial or spiritual or emotional. Saturn never ruins a life completely. It shows the strategies you apply can go wrong if you are not careful. In different houses, Saturn of course  acts in the same way, but if in Upachaya houses 3,6,10 and 11, Saturn assures victory in the 2nd part of life. Upachaya houses deals with those matters which requires time to grow. Saturn has a limiting nature in any house which it sits, but if you are willing to work hard in a righteous way, Saturn will give you back in a great way. 

March 10, 2017

Pairing of Opposite Houses - Part V

Pairing of Opposite Houses - Part V

Kendras
The next pair of opposite houses to be discussed in this series is of two of the four pivotal Kendras(quadrants) viz., the 4th (Sukastana) and the 10th houses (Karmastana). The Kendras (1, 4, 7,10) are called so because they work as the main pillars of a horoscope providing the much needed support for stability and growth in the life of a  person.They are described as 'Vishnustanas', meaning that they are the houses responsible for the sustenance of a native under all odds. Of these, the 4th is more powerful than the Ascendant while the 7th is stronger than the 4th and the 10th is the strongest of all. The 4th and 10th houses are the principal contributors towards the improvement of the basic quality of life and they constitute the most powerful opposite pair of houses in a chart.

Fourth House
The 4th house primarily signifies Matru (mother), motherland, Sukha (general happiness of life), Bandu(relatives), Griham(house), Go(cattle), Nidhi(wealth and other possessions), Kshetram (landed property), Vahana (vehicles) and anything that is acquired from the mother like one's mother tongue, motherland, the heart, formal education that one would get in life, peace of mind, nadir(patala) etc. In female charts, the 4th signifies the chastity of the woman.

It is needless to emphasize that these significations are the key factors for anyone. The role of the mother in shaping the life of a person is a sacrificial one and has been held in the highest esteem since time immemorial, for which she has been equated with the first glimpse of God one sees on the earth (Maatru Devo Bhava). The whole future life of a person rests on the upbringing by the parents, more so by the mother. Also, a life without wealth and happiness would be a punishment for any normal human being unless one is basically an ascetic by nature. In present day living conditions, possessions like landed property, vehicles etc., are the basic needs of all. Lack of proper education and knowledge incapacitates a person. That is why the Gurukula system was in vogue in the past and thousands of educational institutions offering a wide variety of courses are flourishing even today. As such, it is an indisputable fact that the 4th house is one of the main pillars of destiny in any chart.

Cancer, the 4th sign of the Zodiac, is a movable watery sign ruled by the Moon who signifies the mother and the mind. Both these are more prone to emotions. The element of water also stands for desires and emotions. In the world of physical manifestation, individual perceptions coloured by one's emotions play a very significant role in all spheres of life. One's sensitivity is triggered by emotions causing quick changes in moods and the mental make-up which would ultimately either support or affect one's Suka, the feeling of happiness signified by the 4th house. These moods and emotions directly influence not only the deeds and actions of an individual but also the quality of the final results as well. This aspect of the 4th house also works at a subtler level.

Tenth House
The primary significations of the 10th house include Karma(profession or means of livelihood, one's actions), Rajya (royalty, kingship, authority), Manam (name, fame, reputation, status, honour, etc), Rina (debts), Pravasa (living in foreign land, immigration etc.,), Vyomastana (zenith, Akasha, sky) and gains from father (2nd from the 9th) etc.

There is a saying Udyogam Purusha Lakshanam, meaning that the very identity of a man is his profession. Thus, in a male nativity, the 10th house is the most important quadrant. Also, the 10th being the house depicting Karma (action) of the individual, it indicates the path by following which a native is expected to reap the fruits of his Karmic destiny in his present birth. As such, any planet occupying 10th house without afflictions facilitates the fruition of one's Karma by performing the activity related to that planet. But, if there is affliction to a planet in the 10th house it means that either the native is being obstructed or prevented from working towards his Providential goal or his destiny itself is to suffer without proper recognition and stability in life.

The 6th house indicates one's Rina, both Karmic and material. The 11th house (being 6th from the 6th) also indicates everything that is obtained in this life out of this Rina including diseases, loans, enmity etc., if the 1st, 6th and 11th houses are inter-connected. The 10th house (being the 12th from 11th) indicates the loss of such Rina or expending such Rina by the Karma (actions) performed in this birth if there is a simultaneous link to either the 5th or the 9th house. Alternatively, if no such link exists between the 10th house and Poorvapunyastana or Bhagyastana (5th or 9th house) one's actions could be sowing the seed for future experiences in which case it becomes Agami Karma and creates fresh Rina. This is also the reason why a favourable link between the 6th, 10th and 11th houses along with Raja Yogas involving Trikonas is desirable for conferring a high level in one's profession.

The 10th house of the Zodiac is Capricorn owned by Saturn who is also the Karma Karaka. Saturn as a Karmic planet is believed to be a pay-master who keeps an account of the past debts (Rina), sins and other deeds of both the native as well as that of his forefathers. Depending on his role in a particular chart, Saturn either provides or deprives the native of the energy that is needed to wipe out all the accumulated debts (Rina) or makes the native endure his sufferings born out of past Karma. As an earthy movable sign, Capricorn connotes the practical implications of Karmic actions and their impact in making the native restless and instigating him to seek success in many ways which results in lack of fixity of purpose in everything he does. These significations are also reflected in the 10th house.

Thus, the 10th house is of prime importance and is considered to be the strongest pillar of life being not only the focal point of all actions and the consequential quality of a person's present life but also because it deals with their Karmic implication and paves way for further evolution of the soul of the individual.

Subtle Interlink
The inter-link between the 4th and 10th houses is so subtle that their roles are almost fused together. Generally, wealth and other comforts like acquiring one's own vehicle, house etc., (4th) flourish very well by the background support of one's professional position, power, authority and status (10th). The Suka (comfort level) of a person also depends directly on the Rajya (royalty or authority) possessed by him. Thus, the 4th house generally receives the effects generated by the 10th house.

But, in some areas, the significations of the the 4th house work as the basic source for generating the results of the 10th house. For example, consider the profession and education of a person. Generally, one wishes to adopt a profession which has a direct dependency on the type of academic education acquired by him mainly because he is equipped with the requisite knowledge for the purpose through such education. But, often we find that the jobs being performed by a vast majority of people are not related to their academic education at all. The reason is, unless the 4th house or the 4th lord establishes a connection with the 10th house or the 10th lord or vice versa, one would not be able to use his academic education directly in his profession. Similarly, unless a person has peace of mind in the house fostered by motherly care he cannot perform his work properly.

In many areas, both these houses work complementary to each other. For example, once one gets a good job, one's focus shifts to acquiring material comforts using one's position, power and authority. Only when material comforts are achieved he feels happy and satisfied. Most of the successful people claim that 'sky is the limit' for human achievements implying that there is no barrier practically. Even astrologically. the 10th house signifies the sky (zenith) up to which one can rise if well supported by one's Karma (both past and present) while the 4th house is the abyss (nadir) to which one falls from the sky if severely affected by one's Karma. Also, when a person falls from the heights of glory (10th), it is the mother who first feels more for the fall and wishes the very best for one besides providing all help possible, even if one is an unruly and sinful child (4th).

Not only that. Usually, many have some dissatisfaction or the other in life. Although the actual reason for it can be traced only by examining the afflictions to various houses in a chart, the adverse influences on either the 4th or the 10th house will provide a clue as to whether a person is basically happy or not when both these houses are studied together.

If the 4th and the 10th houses are analysed together as a pair, special insights can be obtained which otherwise are not possible.

Chart 1: Aishwarya Rai: Born November 1, 1973 at 4h.05m. at 12 N 52, 74 E 50.
Chart 1

Chart 1 is of a famous actress. The 4th house is occupied by Venus (2nd and 9th lord), the Moon (11th lord) and Rahu. The 4th lord (also the 7th lord) Jupiter is in the 5th house in debilitation. Retrograde Saturn (5th and 6th lord) and Ketu are in the 10th house. The 10th lord (also Ascendant lord) is in the 3rd house and is retrograde. The 8th and 3rd lord Mars who is also retrograde is in the 8th aspecting Mercury.

The occupation of the 10th house by two retrograde malefics afflicts the 10th house severely. The 10th lord is in a Dustana indicating loss of Sukha (12th from 4th) and is aspected by a retrograde malefic Mars who is also the 8th lord. All these adverse influences on the 10th house and its lord are not at all favourable and should have resulted in a totally unhappy professional career. But the conjunction of Venus and Moon in the 4th house creates a benefic interlink between the 2nd, 9th and 11th houses and the combined aspect of these planets on the 10th produces a Yoga in profession. Rahu in Sagittarius is said to give generally good results which helps in mitigating the adverse influences.

Also, Jupiter (4th cum 7th lord) is in the 5th house in debilitation and aspects the 9th and 11th houses creating a link between two Kendras and two Trikonas. Despite being both Badhaka and Maraka with strong Kendradhipati Dosha, Jupiter's occupation of Neecha Rasi, in a Trikona and in ascending state (Aroha) reduces the adverse effects considerably and supports the 11th house to some extent for fulfillment of her desires, but not fully.

As the planetary influences in the 10th house are not wholly supportive, having chosen a career in films being a celebrity as Miss World 1994, Aishwarya has only a few good films to her credit. Her acting career is not  distinguished and the level of professional success is relatively less when compared with many other actresses
in Indian cinema. The influences from 4th house on the 10th house are more responsible for whatever success she has been able to get.

Chart 2: Ram Jethmalani: Born September 14, 1923 at 16h. 12m. at 25 N 23, 68 E 21.
Chart 2

Chart 2 is of Ram Jethmalani, the famous lawyer and politician. The Ascendant lord Saturn (also the 2nd lord) is with the 9th lord Mercury (also the 6th lord) in the highest Trikona (9th). This conjunction is a very benefic one because Mercury is in his exaltation sign and his friend Saturn joins him in Bhagyastana making the native generally very lucky.

The 4th house is vacant. Jupiter (3rd cum 12th lord) and the Moon (7th lord) are in the 10th house producing a strong Gajakesari Yoga while they aspect the 4th house jointly. There are no other aspects on the 4th house. The 4th cum 11th lord Mars aspects the 11th house and helps in fulfillment of desires with Badha (problems).

The benefic influences of Jupiter and the Moon on the 4th house from the 10th house has conferred the native a good education in law and ensured that be uses his education in his profession. The Yoga involving Jupiter has given him a very good reputation as a successful lawyer besides supporting him in getting elected as an MP in the Rajya Sabha.

Courtesy: Modern Astrology (Dr. Revathi Vee Kumar)

March 07, 2017

How Transits Affects Dasa - Bhukti Lords - Part II

How Transits Affects Dasa - Bhukti Lords - Part II

Unfavorable Results
The first part of this paper has dealt with the connection between the Dasa-Bhukti lords and transiting planets covering favourable results. There are other principles which can also be applied in deciphering unfavorable results to the Dasa-Bhukti lords against the transits of planets.

Mutual Relationships
1)The Dasa and Bhukti lords portending evil results in the natal chart and joining together or coming in mutual opposition in transit in malefic houses from the natal Moon or the natal Ascendant will bring about evil results.
2)When the Dasa and Bhukti of malefic planets are running and one of them transits over the other, then the bad effect suggested in the natal chart will manifest itself.
3)When both the Dasa and Bhukti lords are natural malefics and form a formidable combination in the natal chart and one of them moves on or aspects that natal combination in transit while the other moves on or aspects the natal Ascendant, Moon-sign or the 10th house from them, the native will experience very bad results and commit grave mistakes due to poor judgment.

Debilitation
4)The Dasa or Bhukti lord transiting his debilitation sign and suffering combustion at the same time will give very bad results.
5)If the Dasa or Bhukti lord occupies his debilitation sign in a bad house in the natal chart and transits the same sign then that period will be unfavorable.
6)When a Dasa or Bhukti lord moves over a planet debilitated in the natal chart and also joins the same planet in transit, then the period will give bad results.
7)When either the Dasa or Bhukti lords is debilitated and posited in a bad house in the natal chart and the Dasa and Bhukti lords in transit move through or aspect that house, then the native will experience bad results as indicated by that house.
8)The Dasa and Bhukti lords both moving over or aspecting natal debilitated planets will bring bad results like loss of position etc.
Inimical Signs and Planets
9)When a Dasa or Bhukti lord in transit moves in an inimical sign joined by planets inimical to him, then that period will give bad results.
10) When Jupiter is either the Dasa and Bhukti lord and joins his enemies Venus or Mercury or both in transit in an inimical or debilitation sign, then the native will experience bad results.

Combustion
11)The Dasa or Bhukti lord though moving in exaltation, friendly or own sign will give unfavorable results when combust at the same time.

Malefic Planets and Positions
12)Transit of malefic planets over Dasa or Bhukti lord who is disposed badly in the natal chart will give bad results.
13)Though a planet transits his exaltation, own or friendly sign that will not preclude him from giving unfavorable results if that sign happens to be the 6th, 8th or 12th house from the natal Ascendant or natal Moon.
14)When a Dasa or Bhukti lord transits his natal position joined by transiting malefic planets, the native will experience bad results.
15)When a Dasa or Bhukti lord moves in his debilitation sign or a malefic house from the natal Ascendant or natal Moon and is simultaneously influenced by transit Saturn and Mars either by conjunction or aspect then the period indicates unfortunate events.
16)When the Dasa or Bhukti lord moves over a natal planet that owns bad houses and joins the same planet in transit also, then the native will experience bad results of the house pertaining to that natal planet.
17)When the Dasa or Bhukti lord activates a formidable natal combination in transit and simultaneously suffers combustion or affliction by transiting malefic planets, the native experiences very bad results indicated by the natal combination.
18)When Saturn is one among the Dasa and Bhukti lords and generates sadesathe in transit (moves in the 12th, 1st or 2nd from natal Moon) while the other lord simultaneously indicates bad results in transit, the native will face difficult circumstances.

Rahu-Ketu
The Dasa or Bhukti lord joining transit pronounced when the planet moves through his inimical or debilitation sign.
20) Rahu transiting on natal position of Dasa or Bhukti lord will be bad.
21) When transit Rahu moves over a planet whose Dasa or Bhukti is current and the planer simultaneously transits his debilitation or inimical sign or suffers combustion, bad results follow.
22) When both the Dasa and Bhukti lords move over a bad natal combination joined with transit Rahu then that period will prove to be unfavorable.
23) When Rahu or Ketu is the Dasa or bhukti lord, the transit or aspect of the node over natal Ascendant or natal moon may give bad results.
24) If the Dasa or Bhukti lord transits natal Rahu while transit Rahu simultaneously transits over the natal position of the said planet, then the native will experience bad results.
The same case discussed in Part I of this paper is examined in the light of these principles for unfavorable results.

Male: Born May 9, 1979 at 21h. 30m. IST at 16N 17, 80E 26.
Rasi-Navamsa chart

Event XIII: Father's heart attack and bypass surgery • Rahu Dasa -Mars Bhukti
The natives father suffered a heart attack on October 2, 2002 and had undergo bypass surgery on November 11, 2002. The 9th house lodges Saturn in an inimical sign with Rahu while the 9th lord and Karaka Sun is exalted in the 5th with Mars and Mercury. The 9th is hemmed between benefics exalted Jupiter and Full Moon. Thus though the 9th house is considerably afflicted, the 9th lord and Karaka Sun is fortified and the 9th house is protected by the benefic Argala

Vimshottari: Both the Dasa and Bhukti lords are natural malefics. The Dasa lord Rahu is in the 9th with Saturn. Rahu occupies the Nakshatra of Venus who is in the 4th (8th from the 9th). The Bhukti lord Mars joins the 9th lord Sun in the 5th house along with Mercury. Mercury is a Maraka from the 9th house. Mars occupies the Nakshatra of Ketu who is in the 3rd house, the 7th from the 9th. Mars Bhukti is the last in Rahu Dasa coming under Dasa-chidram which usually gives bad results.

Transits: Dasa lord Rahu was transiting Taurus, the 9th house from the natal Moon. Bhukti lord Mars was transiting natal Saturn and Rahu in Leo, the 9th house from the natal Ascendant.

Event XIV: Father's Hip Fracture and Operation: Jupiter Dasa-Ketu Bhukti • On October 24, 2010, the native's father fell down and had a hip fracture which was operated upon on November 2, 2010 and a joint replacement done.

Vimshottari: Dasa lord Jupiter is in the 8th house, the 12th from the 9th and happens to be the 8th lord from the 9th house. Jupiter occupies the Nakshatra of Saturn who is in the 9th along with Rahu. The Bhukti lord Ketu is in the 3rd and should give the results of Saturn who occupies the 9th house with Rahu. Both Dasa and Bhukti lords are in Shastashtaka or mutually unfavorable positions.

Transits: The Dasa lord Jupiter was transiting Pisces, the 8th house from the natal 9th house. The Bhukti lord Ketu was transiting Gemini, his debilitation sign, aspecting the natal Ascendant.

Event XV: Heart Problem to Mother: Jupiter Dasa-Venus Bhukti • The native's mother had to be hospitalized on September 28, 2011 as she was complaining of shortness of breath. It was diagnosed as heart failure because of reduced EF %.

Vimshottari: The Dasa lord Jupiter is the 4th lord from both the Ascendant and the Moon- sign. Though in his exaltation sign, Jupiter is in the 8th house from the Ascendant in the Nakshatra of Saturn who is placed in the 6th from the 4th in Leo which rules the heart. The Bhukti lord Venus is the 6th and 11th lord from Ascendant and occupies the 4th house aspected by 8th lord and Karaka Moon. From the 4th house Venus is the 3rd and 8th lord.

Transits: The Dasa lord Jupiter was in Aries, the 8th house from the natal Moon-sign aspecting Libra, the 8th from the 4th house from the natal Ascendant. The Bhukti lord Venus was transiting his debilitation sign Virgo where the natal Moon, the Karaka, is placed. Transit Venus was with transit Saturn, the Sun, Moon and Mercury aspecting Pisces, the 4th house from the natal Ascendant.
This case illustrates the principles given in Phaladeepika very well. 

Courtesy: Modern Astrology( Dr. K Guru Rajesh)

March 03, 2017

Importance of Jupiter in Astrology

Importance of Jupiter in Astrology

Jupiter is considered as the most benefic planet in astrology, it is also known as Brihaspati. Brihaspati is the teacher of Devas in ancient texts. He is the symbol for higher studies, philosophy, spirituality, international relations, etc. Jupiter rules 2 houses in zodiac wheel and that is Sagittarius and Pisces.

Jupiter is exalted in Cancer and debilitated in Capricorn. Jupiter is known as the ultimate form of purity; its duty is spread wisdom and optimism in the universe. So, whichever house Jupiter is placed in your chart will show that you are confident or hopeless according to the placement Jupiter. There are a lot of things which we need to look at to know the strength of Jupiter. It is generally known as PAC - placement, aspects and conjunctions. 

Jupiter’s role is expanding the matters of the house which it is placed in. So, according to the PAC, you can find maximum possibilities from that house. If Jupiter is weakly placed, then you have to fight a lot or eventually, you have to find alternative methods to treat with the matters of that particular house. 

Suppose, if your Jupiter is placed in its own sign Sagittarius, then you have to find what Sagittarius means. It is the Mool trikon, means first 10 degrees of Sagittarius, then Jupiter is tremendously powerful and in a benefic mode. At the same time, if it is in this sign and in 10th house, it may not be that much effective to give full results, because the 10th house which is Capricorn in natural zodiac wheel is the debilitation sign of Jupiter. So we need to look at such matters also. 

If Sagittarius forms the 9th house and Jupiter is there in the 9th house, it happens only for Aries Ascendant, then Jupiter will magnify all the matters of the 9th house like higher studies, long travels, international relations, spirituality, writing, philosophy, astrology, and publishing. Then, in that native’s life, he will quench for these things throughout his life. 

Even though Jupiter can give you blessings despite PAC, it also gives negative events if it becomes the lord of killer houses/maraka bhava. In any chart, killer houses are 2nd and 7th. For Scorpio, ascendant Jupiter owns the 2nd house of Sagittarius, so during the Jupiter main dasa or sub dasa, you may have issues with finance, health, and self -esteem. The more positive the PAC is, the more positive results can be expected. 

An astrology chart can’t be read through looking at a single aspect. You have examined the whole chart. If your Jupiter is under bad PAC, then if it's in great PAC in divisional charts, then it will definitely reduce the ill effects in the birth chart. 

When you check the PAC, you should also check the Nakshatra placement of Jupiter and the dispositor as well. 

Since Jupiter is known as the ultimate form of spirituality, and if the Jupiter is placed, the very you may even get a chance to work with spirituality. Jupiter forms a lot of great yogas. With Moon it creates the famous Gaja Kesari yoga, with Mars it creates Guru Mangal yoga, When Jupiter is in its own sign or exaltation sign, it causes Hamsa yoga as well.

February 28, 2017

How Transits Affects Dasa-Bhukti Lords - Part1

How Transits Affects Dasa-Bhukti Lords- Part1

Vedic astrology is replete with many kinds of tools and techniques which aid in predicting events in the life of a native and pin-point the time of their fructification. Even a single Sloka or a small set of 3 or 4 Slokas may contain in them the germ of a complete system of prediction. While studying Phaladeepika certain Slokas of Chapter 20 that deal with the transit effects of Vimshottari Dasa and Bhukti lords attracted my attention.

Phaladeepika slokas, chapter 20
यद्भावगो  गोचरतो विलग्राद्दशेश्वरः स्वोच्चसुह्र्द्र्हस्थः I
तद्भावपूष्टिं कुरुते  तदानीं  बलान्वितश्रेज्जननेपि तस्य ॥
Whichever Bhava from the natal Ascendant the Dasa lord moves through in his transit identical with his own exaltation or friendly sign, the concerned Bhava will be strengthened, provided the Dasa lord is strong in the natal chart    
बलोनितो जन्मनि पाकनायो मौ स्वनीचं रिपुमन्दिरं वा  I
प्राप्तश्र्च  यद्भावमुपैती  चारात्तद्भावनाश कुरुते तदानीम् ॥
When the Dasa  lord is weak in the natal chart and he transits a sign identical with his debilitation or inimical sign or when he gets eclipsed by the Sun, the effects of that house from the natal Ascendant will get spoiled.
                                   पाकप्रभुर्गोचरत :स्वनीचं मौ यदायाति विपक्षाभं वा I
कष्टं विदध्यात्स्वगृहं स्वतुङ्गं वत्र्कं गतः सौख्यफलं तदनीम् ॥
When the Dasa lord during his transit moves in his debilitation or inimical sign or gets eclipsed by the Sun, the Dasa will yield unfavorable results. Contrary to this, if the Dasa lord moves in his exaltation, own or friendly signs or becomes retrograde during his transit the Dasa will produce benefic results.
यावन्ति  वर्षाणि दशा च सा स्यच्चरत्र्कमात्तत्र दशापतिः सः I
यत्रा  स्थितस्तद्भवनाद्द्रीधो स्तु स्थितेः प्रकल्यं सदसत्फलं हि ॥
During a particular Dasa, the results of the house reckoned from the natal Moon-sign will come to pass whenever the Dasa lord transits through them.

These Slokas suggest that when a certain Vimshottari Dasa and Bhukti is running in the life of a native, then the transits of the Dasa and Bhukti lords can be utilized to confirm the event promised by them in the natal chart and also to zero-in on the time of fructification of the event. Similarly, the transits of planets on the natal positions of the Dasa and Bhukti lords also have say on the manifestation of results. As with all methods of Vedic astrology, the dicta laid down by the Rishis should be taken as a broad guideline and more precise rules with empirical analysis need to be identified. With these pointers I have analyzed a number of horoscopes of people who have experienced a variety of events, both good and bad, and found that the method works amazingly.

First of all the events promised by the planets in the natal chart should be analyzed minutely in order to successfully apply this method. The good or bad results which the Dasa and Bhukti lords portend from their natal positions, lordships and association should be judged properly. While doing this, both the Ascendant and the natal Moon-sign should be considered. Similarly, the lord of the Nakshatra in which a planet is placed as per Vimshottari Dasa system should also be studied as it plays a prominent role in shaping the results. Various benefic and malefic combinations enumerated in the classical texts should be applied carefully before drawing a conclusion regarding the potential events that can manifest in the life of the native during a given Dasa and Bhukti period. After that, the following rules regarding the transit of Dasa and Bhukti lords and also other planets should be applied to pin-point the event. This method is particularly helpful when at least either the Dasa or Bhukti lords is a slow moving planet. Nevertheless, it works well for fast moving planets also.

General Principles
(a)Observe the houses transited and aspected by the Dasa and Bhukti lords both from the natal Ascendant and the natal Moon-sign. The events connected with these houses will manifest during the Dasa-Bhukti period.
(b)Observe the natal planets on whom the Dasa and Bhukti lords move or cast their aspect in transit vis-a-vis their lordships and natural Karakattwas. The events connected with these planets will manifest during the Dasa-Bhukti period.
(c)Transit Dasa or Bhukti lord moving over or aspecting a particular combination in the natal chart may manifest the results of that combination.
(d)When the Dasa or Bhukti lord moves on or aspects a house of which it has natural Karakattwa the results of that house will manifest significantly.
(e)When the Dasa and Bhukti lords move over or aspect their natal positions then the period will give the results promised by them in the natal chart.
(f)When either the Dasa or Bhukti lord is a natural benefic and indicates a happy event in transit while at the same time the other lord is a natural malefic and indicates unfavorable result in transit, then the native will experience both results during that period. For example, events like marriage followed by immediate separation or birth and death of a child etc.

Favorable Results
Opposition and Conjunction
a)Dasa or Bhukti lord transiting the 9th house from the natal Ascendant or the Moon-sign may give happy occasions like marriage, child birth etc.
b)The Dasa and Bhukti lords coming into opposition in transit will give benefic results promised by their position in the natal chart.
c)When Dasa and Bhukti lords come together in transit in a beneficial house either from the natal Ascendant or from the natal Moon, then the native will experience the favorable results of these houses.

Transit Jupiter
d)When transit Jupiter moves on natal Dasa or Bhukti lord, the native may experience happy events. Also, Dasa or Bhukti lord transiting on natal Jupiter may indicate happy events.
e)Transit Jupiter on or aspecting both Dasa or Bhukti lords will give happy events.
f)When Jupiter is either the Dasa or Bhukti lord and transits over the other planet while the said planet aspects or moves over natal Jupiter, the native will experience happy events.
g)The Dasa or Bhukti lord in transit moving over or receiving the aspect of natal Jupiter and Venus will give benefic results pertaining to the
houses owned by him in the natal chart and also the houses influenced by him in transit.
h)When the Dasa or Bhukti lord transits natal Jupiter while transit Jupiter moves over the natal position of the Dasa or Bhukti lord, the native will experience benefic results.
i)When a Dasa or Bhukti lord is a natural malefic and transits over a beneficial house from the natal Ascendant or natal Moon while simultaneously either Jupiter or Venus is transiting over the natal position of the said planet, then the native will experience happy events.
j)When both Dasa and Bhukti lords join together in transit in the natal Ascendant or natal Moon-sign while transit Jupiter aspects their natal positions, then the native will experience happy events.
k)Transit Jupiter moving over the natal position of the Dasa or Bhukti lord or aspecting the it in transit bestows favorable results on the native.

I have tested these rules successfully on more than 60 horoscopes and would like to demonstrate its applicability its applicability through an example horoscope.

Male: Born May 9, 1979 at 21h. 30m. 1ST at 16 N 17, 80 E 26.
Chart

Event I: Sister's Birth: Mars Dasa-Ketu Bhukti • A younger sister was born on 15th November 1982.
Vimshottari: Mars is the Karaka for siblings and is also the 3rd lord from the Moon-sign. Mars occupies the Nakshatra of Ketu who is in the 3rd from the Ascendant. The Bhukti lord Ketu is in the 3rd from the Ascendant aspected by 3rd lord Saturn.
Transits: Both Dasa lord Mars and Bhukti lord Ketu were moving together in Sagittarius, the natal Ascendant. Transit Jupiter was in Libra aspecting natal Mars and Ketu, the Dasa and Bhukti lords.

Event II: Award of Gold Medals: Rahu Dasa-Moon Bhukti • The native was awarded three gold medals for outstanding performance in the Under Graduate Course and received the medals on 25th November 2001 in the University Convocation through the Governor of the state.
Vimshottari: Dasa lord Rahu is in the 9th with the 2nd and 3rd lord Saturn. Rahu occupies the Nakshatra of Venus, the 6th and 11th lord, who is exalted in the 4th house. Rahu should give the results of his dispositor Sun who is exalted in the 5th house joined by 10th lord Mercury and 5th lord Mars. Thus Rahu is well fortified to bestow Yoga on the native. The Bhukti lord Moon is the 8th lord (the blemish of 8th house lordship will not affect the Sun and Moon) placed in the 10th aspected by exalted Venus. Moon occupies the Nakshatra of the 5th lord Mars who is in the 5th with the 9th lord Sun and 10th lord Mercury. Thus, the Moon is also qualified to bestow recognition to the native and thrust him centre stage in the academicia.
Transits: The Dasa lord Rahu was transiting Gemini, his exaltation sign, in the 10th from natal Moon. Transit Jupiter also joined transit Rahu in Gemini. The Bhukti lord Moon was transiting Pisces over natal exalted Venus aspecting the natal 10th house where natal Moon is placed.

Event III: Top Rank in PG studies and qualifying CS1R-JRF-NET exam: Jupiter Dasa- Jupiter Bhukti • The native obtained the top rank in his batch in Post Graduate Studies and received a prize and certificate of appreciation on March 14, 2003 in the University Convocation through the Governor. He also got qualified in the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research - Junior Research Fellow cum National Eligibility Test and joined the fellowship in April 2004. For the first time in his life the native get a regular income in the form of a stipend.
Vimshottari: The Dasa and Bhukti lord Jupiter is the Ascendant and 4th lord exalted in the 8th aspecting the 2nd and 4th houses. The 5th lord Mars aspects Jupiter from the 5th. From the Moon-sign Jupiter is the 4th lord placed in the 11th house.
Transits: The Dasa and Bhukti lord Jupiter was moving through his natal position in his exaltation sign Cancer.

Event IV: Joining as Executive in a prestigious PSU: Jupiter Dasa-Saturn Bhukti • The native joined as an executive in a prestigious Public Sector Company on March 20 2006.
Vimshottari: The Dasa lord Jupiter is exalted and aspects the 2nd house and is in the 11th from the Moon-sign. Further, Jupiter occupies the Nakshatra of the 2nd lord Saturn who is in the 9th house. The Bhukti lord Saturn is the 2nd lord placed in the 9th in the Nakshatra of the 6th and 11th lord Venus who is exalted in the 4th and aspects the 10th.
Transits: The Dasa lord Jupiter was transiting Libra, the 11th house from the natal Ascendant and the 2nd house from the natal Moon, aspecting the 10th lord Mercury and 10th house from the natal Moon sign. Bhukti lord Saturn was moving in Cancer over natal Jupiter in the 11th from natal Moon-sign and aspecting the 10th house and 10th lord from the natal Ascendant. Transit Venus was aspecting transit Saturn from Capricorn.

Event V: Sister's Marriage: Jupiter Dasa- Saturn Bhukti • The native's sister got married on January 25, 2007.
Vimshottari: The Dasa lord Jupiter is the 2nd and 11th lord from the 3rd and occupies his exaltation sign. Jupiter is in the Nakshatra of the 3rd lord Saturn who is in the 7th from the 3rd house. From the Moon-sign, Jupiter happens to be the 2nd and 5th lord from the 3rd and occupies the 9th from the 3rd house in exaltation. The Bhukti lord Saturn is the 3rd lord from Ascendant and occupies the 7th from the 3rd. Saturn further occupies the Nakshatra of exalted Venus who is the 7th lord from the 3rd house from the Moon sign.
Transits: The Dasa lord Jupiter was transiting Scorpio, the 3rd house from natal Moon, casting his aspect on the 7th house therefrom. The Bhukti lord Saturn was transiting Cancer over natal Jupiter, the Dasa lord. Also, transit Jupiter was aspecting transit Saturn.

Event VI: Native's Marriage: Jupiter Dasa-Mercury Bhukti • The native got married on 15th May 2009.
Vimshottari: The Dasa lord Jupiter is the 7th lord from the Moon-sign and aspects the 7th from the Moon where Venus is placed in exaltation. The Bhukti lord Mercury is the 7th lord from the Ascendant.
Transits: Dasa lord Jupiter was transiting Aquarius aspecting Gemini, the 7th house from natal Ascendant. The Bhukti lord Mercury was transiting in Taurus, the 9th from the natal Moon- sign.

Event VII: Awarded PhD degree: Jupiter Dasa-Ketu Bhukti • The native was awarded Doctorate degree on June 9, 2010.
Vimshottari: The Dasa lord Jupiter is endowed with the capacity to confer distinction in studies. The Bhukti lord Ketu is in the 3rd house and can confer Yoga as per the dictum Truteeye Ketu samsthanam yogadam Bhavathi dhruvam. Further, Ketu occupies the Nakshatra of Ascendant and 4th lord Jupiter who is in exaltation.
Transits: The Dasa lord Jupiter was transiting Pisces, the 4th house from the natal Ascendant, aspecting the natal 10th house. The Bhukti lord Ketu was moving in Gemini, the 10th house from natal Moon.

Event VIII: Acquires car: Jupiter Dasa-Ketu Bhukti • The native purchased his first car on September 24, 2010.
Vimshottari: The Dasa lord Jupiter is the 4th lord from both the Ascendant and the Moon sign and occupies his exaltation sign aspecting the 4th house from the Ascendant. The Bhukti lord Ketu is in the 3rd house albeit in the Nakshatra of the 4th lord Jupiter. Further Ketu should give the results of Saturn who is placed in the 9th house.
Transits: Dasa lord Jupiter was transiting Pisces, the 4th house from the natal Ascendant. The Bhukti lord Ketu was transiting Gemini and aspecting Sagittarius, the 4th house from the natal Moon.

Event IX: Birth of Daughter: Jupiter Dasa-Ketu Bhukti • The native was blessed with a daughter on November 3, 2010.
Vimshottari: The Dasa lord Jupiter is the natural Karaka for progeny and occupies his exaltation sign aspecting the 2nd house from the Ascendant which happens to be the 5th from the Moon-sign. Further, Jupiter is in the Nakshatra of Saturn, the 5th lord from the Moon sign, and receives the aspect of Mars, the 5th lord from the Ascendant. The Bhukti lord Ketu should give the results of Saturn and Mars (Kujavad ketu). Mars is the 5th lord from the Ascendant and Saturn is the 5th lord from the Moon. Further, Ketu occupies the Nakshatra of Karaka Jupiter.
Transits: The Dasa lord Jupiter was transiting Aquarius where natal Ketu, the Bhukti lord, is placed. Further, transit Jupiter aspects natal Saturn, the 5th lord from the natal Moon-sign. Transit Ketu was moving in Gemini aspected by transit Jupiter from Aquarius.

Event X: Promotion in Job: Jupiter Dasa-Venus Bhukti • The native got a promotion in his job with effect from January 1,2011.
Vimshottari: The Dasa lord Jupiter is exalted and aspects the 2nd house and is placed in the 11th house, an Upachaya, from the Moon-sign. Further, Jupiter occupies the Nakshatra of 2nd and 3rd lord Saturn (lord of an Upachaya) the 6th and 11th lord (lord of Upachayas) from the Ascendant placed in the 4th in exaltation aspecting the 10th house. Venus is the 2nd and 9th lord from the Moon-sign. Venus occupies the Nakshatra of Mercury, the 10th lord from both the Ascendant and Moon-sign.
Transits: The Dasa lord Jupiter was transiting Pisces aspecting the 10th house from natal Ascendant and also natal Jupiter placed in Cancer. The Bhukti lord Venus was transiting Scorpio receiving the aspect of both natal and transit Jupiter. Further, transit Jupiter was moving on natal Venus in Pisces.

Event XI: Construction of House: Jupiter Dasa-Venus Bhukti • The native constructed his own house and performed its Gruhapravesham on May 9, 2011.
Vimshottari: The Dasa lord Jupiter is the 4th lord from both the Ascendant and the Moon and occupies his exaltation sign aspecting the 4th house from the Ascendant. The Bhukti lord Venus is the 11th lord exalted in the 4th and receives the aspect of 4th lord Jupiter. Further, from Moon-sign Venus is the 2nd and 9th lord.
Transits: The Dasa lord Jupiter had just entered Aries aspecting Sagittarius, the natal Ascendant and the 4th house from the natal Moon-sign. The Bhukti lord Venus was transiting his natal position in Pisces, the 4th house from the natal Ascendant.

Event XII: Second Child: Jupiter Dasa-Moon Bhukti • The native's wife delivered a baby girl on October 1, 2014.
Vimshottari: The Dasa lord Jupiter is capable of bestowing progeny. The Bhukti lord Moon is in the 10th house aspected by exalted Venus. The Moon occupies the Nakshatra of Mars, the 5th lord from the Ascendant.
Transits: The Dasa lord Jupiter is transiting Cancer over his natal position aspecting Capricorn, the 5th house from natal the Moon-sign
                                                                                                                                     To be Continued...
Courtesy:Modern Astrology(Dr. K. Guru Rajesh)


February 20, 2017

Importance of Venus in Astrology

Importance of Venus in Astrology

Venus, the teacher of Asuras, is the Son of sage Bhrigu, who is the author of Bhrigu Sutra, and Usha, the dawn. In astrology, Venus rules Taurus and Libra. Taurus is an earth sign and Libra is an air sign. In all ancient texts, Venus comes in different names, but all indicates love, luxuries, comforts, beauty happiness and marriage. According to Uttara Kalamrita written by Mahakavi Kalidasa, Venus means good clothes, marriage, pearls, enjoyment, possessing many women, speaking the truth, semen, dances, genital organs, strong in the afternoon, musical instruments, fine arts. 

Venus owns Bharani, Purva Phalguni,  and Purva Ashadha

In astrology, for both males and females, Venus indicates love and spouse. So, the condition of Venus will show how your love life going to be. It doesn’t mean that a well aspected and placed Venus indicates an "all is well" type of spouse, or if your Venus is badly placed, then your love life is totally waste. First, think that Venus means not the only spouse. Yes, it indicates spouse and love, but it indicates the matters like interest in arts or being in a deal making a process like that. 

Venus is debilitated in the sign of Virgo and exalted in the sign of Pisces. This planet in Pisces shows interest for charity, bed pleasures and charity. It is a surprising fact that Venus is exalted in the sign of Pisces, which is the sign of Jupiter, who is the teacher of Devas. In Virgo, Venus doesn’t like to stay for obvious reasons. Venus which deals with sensitive things may not like to be in the sign which deals with diseases, debts and burdens. It is as simple as it is. 

Wherever Venus is a present in your chart, you will have an unending passion for those things. According to the dignity of Venus, your passion can be constructive or destructive. Anything too much or too low is not considered as a great thing. For example, when Venus is in the 5th house, it may take you interest out from studies and put you more towards entertainment and fun. In the 9th house, Venus will give immense attraction for higher studies and philosophy. So, Venus in different houses and different signs can behave different ways. 

You should interpret a chart in a generic way, like Venus in 8th house is interest for extra affairs, instead, astrology interpretations should be more specific. 

Venus surely means what you are attracted towards in this life time. The type of attraction you have mattered. A retrograde Venus shows you have to be slow in taking decisions related to love and money. A debilitated Venus means you have to give your extra energy efforts to make your Venusian qualities stronger.  The best remedy for weak Venus is sponsoring a virgin. It can be a child, you can sponsor her for studies or nourishment. 

Venus goes in a retrograde mode once in every two years. The retrograde time period is not considered great for make new relationships.

February 15, 2017

The Dark Side of Venus II

The Dark Side of Venus II

Ordinarily, the situation of Venus in the Ascendant makes one fortunate but "If Venus combines with the lords of the 2nd, the 7th (Marakas) and the 6th and occupies the Ascendant, the native's moral character will be questionable'. Venus in the Ascendant associated with or aspected by malefics, makes the native hunt other women which can be punishable under law. If weak Venus is in the 2nd, the 4th, the 7th, the 8th or the 12th from the Ascendant or the Moon, the native will have more than one wife vide Charts 2, 3 and 4. If afflicted Venus is in the 5th, 7th or the 9th in conjunction with a weak Sun, the native may not marry or the spouse may be very licentious, he may have loose habits and may be fond of other people's wives. If Venus is in the 6th house with Saturn or Ketu, the native will have no sexual urge.
Chart 1

In Chart l, Venus is in Virgo in the 8th from the Ascendant. Not only he is debilitated but is also in conjunction with a malefic and is aspected by another malefic, and is thus much afflicted. The native married in his 36th year when he was having Venus Dasa and within one year he had to separate from his wife almost for good. He lost his job on account of quarrels with his superiors and also his properties in this Dasa finally leading a sickly and lonely life. The situation of Venus in the 7th house is very inauspicious as it makes the native extremely passionate and immoral; if such Venus is powerful the native will have more than one wife. He may also have bad habits like masturbation and sodomy, he may be fond of other woman and enjoy sexual pleasure always. Generally Venus in the 7th in Scorpio or afflicted Venus in the 7th indicates death of the life-partner.  If Venus is in the 7th in association with the Sun or the Moon, the native may not marry or may marry a widow or a barren woman and in association with Mercury the native may hunt after other women, Venus in conjunction with a malefic in the 7th in a common or Dwiswabhava Rasi like Gemini indicates more than one wife. 

In Chart 2, Venus is in the 7th from the Ascendant in Gemini in association with Mars. The native was highly sexed, immoral and wayward and often engaged in nefarious activities. He had more than one wife. According to Varahamihira, if Venus occupies anyone of the Vargas of Mars or Saturn and is in the 7th aspected by either one of them, the native becomes adulterous. A conjunction of Mars and Venus in the 7th house ordinarily makes one extremely passionate and adulterous. It indicates sexual connections with other people's wives. Chart 2 is an example for it.

If the Moon joins Venus and Mars in the 7th in the horoscope of a female, she becomes adulterous with her husband's connivance. If Saturn is associated with a weak or afflicted Venus in the 7th. the native may have adulterous tendencies or sexual relationship with widows, servile or aged women. If Venus is in the 7th in Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces coinciding with Rikshasandhi (last Navamsa of Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces) and Saturn is in the Ascendant or the 5th house, the native's wife will be barren. If Venus in the 7th house is influenced by Rahu or Ketu and another malefic, the native will have least respect for moral codes and is capable of seeking sexual gratification in most nefarious ways. Chart 2 is an example for this. If Venus is in the 6th- the 8th or the 12th from the Ascendant, combined with or aspected by a malefic the partner-in-life will not survive in spite of repeated marriages. 
Chart 2

In Chart 3, Venus is in the 12th from the Ascendant with two malefics and is aspected by Mars, another malefic. the native is extremely passionate and licentious and unhappy in love. He married in his 31st year, but his wife died within 6 years; he had his second marriage in his 38th year and his second wife also met with her death in his 47th year. Venus in the 8th house is generally considered auspicious but when weak or afflicted by malefics, denotes death due to rheumatism, tuberculosis or diabetes.

In Chart 4, Venus is in Taurus in the 8th from the Moon and is afflicted. Note the association of Mars with Venus and the situation of Saturn in its 10th house. In the Navamsa also, Venus is in Taurus itself associated with Mars and Ketu, and aspected by the Sun and Rahu. The native was lustful and he married twice. His first wife died and the second wife was sickly. His health was badly affected too much sexual indulgence; he had urinary and bladder troubles besides rheumatic trouble, tuberculosis and diabetes. He passed away in his 55th year.

Venus in the 9th house makes one fortunate but he will be selfish. If he is in association with Mars, the native will be cruel, insincere and averse to women. Venus in the 10th house is considered good. It may make one a lawyer or judge and popular, social and wealthy but it is not conducive to the growth of one's family. If the 10th, the 7th and the 4th are occupied by the Moon, Venus and malefics (in any order), the person may destroy his family. This is called Vamsacheda Yoga.
Chart 3

In Chart 5, Venus is in the 10th, Ketu in the 7th and Saturn in the 4th from the Moon. From the Ascendant, the 4th, the 7th and the 10th are occupied by Ketu, Venus and the Moon respectively. The native was a bar-at-law and a great lawyer and an influential man in his locality but remained a bachelor throughout till his death. Venus in the 12th house makes one licentious and low minded, fond of women, unprincipled and unhappy in respect of two love - affairs. Chart 3 above is an example. Brihat Jataka says:"If Venus occupies the 12th , joining the Navamsa of Saturn, the person becomes the son of a menial servant women".

In the horoscope of a female, if Venus is between malefics or if Venus is associated with or aspected by malefics or if malefics are in the 4th and the 8th from Venus, the native is likely to become a widow early in life.

In Chart 6, both the Ascendant and Venus are aspected by Jupiter and as a result, the native had an early marriage, but she became a widow the very next month. Note the position of Venus between two malefics, the weak Moon and Ketu. Here Venus is also aspected by Mars, hi the horoscope of a male if Venus is between malefics or if Venus is not combined with or not aspected by benefics, the wife will be killed by fire, fall or ropes. It is certain that under the strong influence of natural malefics, Venus loses almost all his luster and good qualities and turns out to be malefic.

Courtesy: Modern Astrology (P Damodaran Nair)
Continued from: The Dark Side of Venus I

February 13, 2017

Importance of Mars in Astrology

Importance of Mars in Astrology

Normally when one hear about Mars, they will get a fear. Mars is presented in such a way that we get a feel wherever it is present, it will ruin all the features of that house. Manglik dosha is an example for this Martian fear.

In ancient texts, Mars is shown as the son of Earth and Vishnu. Different texts speak different stories. In all astrology branches, whether it is Vedic or Babylonian, Mars is considered as the planet of War and passion. Mars represents brother and co-born, aggressiveness, aggression, land, property, military people, engineers and surgeons, rulers, accidents, war, ambition, strength, and conflicts. Mars rule Aries and Scorpio. It is exalted in Capricorn and debilitated in Cancer. The Sun, the Moon and the Jupiter are his friends, whereas Mercury and Ketu are his enemies, Rahu and Saturn are neutral to Mars.

Since Mars is a form of intense energy, the house which Mars is placed shows struggles. You need to be very careful in the matters allotted to that house. Mars is named after the Roman God of war. Ancient astrology always describe Mars as a malefic planet, but a life without valor and vigor will be terrible. Mars symbolizes that valor and vigor which we need to fight against the odds of life. According to the placement of Mars we can understand whether our vigor and valor is directing us into the righteous or unrighteous way of life. 

It is very easy to understand how Mars is going to influence you. Mars, since it is a soldier planet, it likes to be in the front of your life, defending you and promoting you. So, Mars should place in a house where it had deal with others. If it is not in a house where it has to deal with others in a direct manner, then your Mars is going to be a bad boy in a double doze. 

For example, Mars is exalted in Capricorn, it is highly forceful if it is in 10th house too.  So, for Aries Ascendant, if Mars is in Capricorn, the Mars will be in the 10th house. The 10th house represents profession, career, promotion, power, fame, honor, status, karma in life, character, authority, government,  and bosses.  The placement for Mars in 10th house for Aries ascendant, doesn’t say that this will easily get everything mentioned in the 10th house. The meaning is that the person is highly ambitious and will do anything for the success. 

If Mars is in a neutral sign or in the sign of enemies, then the amount of will power can vary and you have to make necessary adjustments or realizations. Astrology is not used  to get what all you wanted in your life. Not everyone can’t be an allrounder in a cricket team. You may not get all the comforts you want in the life. You are destined for certain losses also. 

Why Mars is debilitated in the 4th house and in Cancer because this house is dealing with private matters. Soldier is to deal with outside world. So, Mars will be very much irritated in this house. If it is in Cancer sign, and in 4th house, such placement will happen only in case of an Aries Ascendant. 

February 08, 2017

Pairing Of Opposite Houses IV B

Pairing Of Opposite Houses IVB

Subtle Interlink
The Tattwas of opposite houses are not same. But, they are friendly in nature. That means, in principle, as a pair the opposite houses mutually support each other unless influenced otherwise. The actual effects depend on the influences on these houses. If a mutually benefic relationship is established between the opposite houses, then they work in unison and in the absence of it, they tend to create discord while a mixture of both benefic and malefic influences would cause results of a corresponding nature in their respective ruling periods. The 3rd and 9th houses are no exceptions to this principle.

For example, it may so happen that the native's younger co-borns and father together may either support or thwart the native in the realization of his luck depending on the nature of influences on the corresponding houses.

Chart 1: Male: Born January 13, 1985 at 5h. 50m. at 13 N, 77 E 35.
Chart 1

Jupiter, the lord of the Ascendant and the 4th house (house of education, possessions, happiness, etc) is debilitated in Chart 1. Mars (5th and 12th lord) and Venus (6th and 11th lord) are conjoined in the 3rd house and aspect the 9th house. The 2nd and 3rd lord Saturn also aspects the 9th house from the 12th. The 9th lord Sun is well-placed in the Ascendant in a friendly sign.

Here, both the 3rd and 9th houses are influenced by a combination of planets who are inimical to each other as also functional malefics without any relieving aspects. The simultaneous aspect of Mars and Saturn on the 9th afflicts it badly and the aspect of natural benefic Venus does not help because of his lordship as it creates an expectation of comfort, luxury and enjoyment in life which are not supported by the influence of both Mars and Saturn as well as the debilitation of Jupiter. As a result, the native tends to become unhappy with whatever offer he gets.

Mercury (7th and 10th lord) causes Budha Aditya Yoga along with 9th lord Sun in the Ascendant bestowing the native with intelligence and sharpness of mind. But, Mercury as Badhaka and ruling the 10th house creates adverse results by goading the native to expect too much in his profession. As a result, the native after completion of his education rejected whatever small offers he got as he hoped for a better one. But, he was not lucky enough as the 8th lord Moon is in the 10th and Mars aspects it from the 3rd house. Thus, in this horoscope, the native's effort and luck do not synchronize and hence, as Providence would have it, he would continue to be unhappy and dissatisfied in a few important areas of his life like education and profession.

Chart 2: Rahul Dravid: Born November 1,1973 at 10h.58m at 22 N 43, 75 E 51
Chart 2

The Ascendant in Chart 2 is Pisces of a cricket player. Retrograde Saturn (lord of the 11th and 12th houses) is in the 3rd in a friendly sign. Mars (2nd cum 9th lord), is in the 9th in his own house. There is a mutual aspect between Saturn and Mars. Both these planets are not influenced by any other planet by way of conjunction or aspect. The 5th lord Moon is in the Ascendant in a friendly sign.

Although Mars is a natural malefic, he works as a benefic not only as the lord of the 9th house, the highest Trikona, (2nd lordship is neutral) but also as he is a friend of the Ascendant lord Jupiter. The occupation of the 9th lord in own house and 5th lord in the Ascendant in a friendly sign ensures that the native's luck as well as Poorva Punya support him in this life. Saturn, the planet in 3rd house, signifying effort (shrama), sweat and toil connected with the 3rd and 11th houses signifying shoulders, has facilitated the native in acquiring excellent skills of using his arms effectively as a result of which his batting technique was considered to be very sound and strong and it has been amply demonstrated by him in many matches under very critical circumstances for which he was considered as a 'wall' against any bowler. As such, in this case it can be seen that the native's luck has supported his efforts. But, the rate of success when compared to his talent is relatively less due to the occupation of natural malefics in the 3-9 axis, especially Mars and Saturn, as their mutual aspects have reduced his luck partially.

Thus, by examining the 3rd and 9th houses as a pair, the nature of the interlink between effort and luck in a nativity can be clearly identified.

Courtesy: MODERN ASTROLOGY (Dr. Revathi Vee Kumar )


February 06, 2017

Pairing Of Opposite Houses - IV A

Pairing Of Opposite Houses -IV A
Destiny and Free-will
The third pair of opposite houses, the 3rd and the 9th deals primarily with the inter-link between a native's luck and the efforts put forth by him towards its fructification. In other words, this pair of houses indicates not only as to what is in store in this life for an individual owing to his Prarabdha (shown by the 9th house as Bhagya) but also the ways and means in which his luck unfolds through his efforts and actions (indicated by the 3rd house).

Third House for Effort
The 3rd house signifies human effort through the arms, their strength (Parakrama), intelligence and creativity, skill and aptitude for doing any work and the nature of work courage, younger brothers and sisters, short journeys, longevity, written communication, done, etc. The 3rd house also indicates the manner in which a person uses his arms i.e., whether in the proper way and for the right purpose or otherwise. The 3rd house is also the significator of sexual prowess and conjugal pleasures.

The 3rd house signifies human effort through the arms, their strength(Parakrama), courage, younger brothers and sisters, short journeys, longevity, written communication, intelligence and creativity, skill and aptitude for doing any work and the nature of work done, etc. The third house also indicates the manner in which a person uses his arms i.e.whether in the proper way and for the right  purpose or otherwise. The 3rd house is also the significator of sexual prowess and conjugal pleasures.

The 3rd house of the Zodiac is Gemini, an airy sign. It is symbolised by the duality of twins and is ruled by Mercury signifying intelligence and worldly knowledge. Thus, Gemini connotes the imaginative material world (maya loka) visualized by the mind (airy) and the phenomenal existence of dualities in Nature. As such, the sign also signifies worldly knowledge as perceived by one's intelligence and the means of using that knowledge in achieving material success. In a particular nativity, the 3rd house imbibes these basic attributes as well. Therefore, it can be deduced from the 3rd house of a horoscope as to whether a native would try boldly to change his fate or if he tends to accept meekly what is pre-destined.

The fact that the 3rd house is an Upachaya house implies that the actual nature of the activities of a native, whether they are oriented towards progress or not, can be known by assessing the influences on the 3rd house. The 3rd house, being the 11th from 5th, indicates gains from knowledge. In other words, whether a native would put his knowledge to gainful use or not can be clearly inferred from the 3rd house. It often indicates the manner in which a person utilizes the strength, energy and knowledge possessed by him.

Role of Ninth House
The significations of the 9th house include one's virtue, Providential luck, pilgrimages and visits to holy places, penance, reverence to elders and the like, conduct, purity of mind, divine worship, long distance travel, religious observances and celebrations, paternal wealth, father, Dharma and faith, Guru, mentor, teacher etc.

The 9th house of the Zodiac is Sagittarius, a fiery sign, ruled by Jupiter. It is also a dual sign. The fiery nature of Dhanus, with the Divine Grace of Jupiter working as a catalyst for change, paves the way for the transformation of the native in the direction of his destiny (Bhagya). It enables one to enjoy Providential luck by activating the 'hunter' in one and prods one to seek and fight for all that is destined for one in this life. The duality of the sign provides the much needed dexterity to achieve one's purpose.

These characteristics of Sagittarius are also imbibed by the 9th house in a horoscope which actually manifests as the native's personal approach to life in general. As a result, the Dharma (path) adopted by any individual is always guided by a staunch belief in his own philosophy of life, the roots of which can only be traced to his Prarabdha.

In fact, a native may be said to learn the first principles of his ideology (Dharma) from his father and then only from his Guru and others. Also, the 9th house signifies the native's amenability or otherwise to disciplines such as Japa and other religious observances which work towards the conditioning of his unconscious mind on which the imprints of his past lives are etched. Thus, the 9th house reflects not only the luck of the native as borne out from his Prarabdha but also his principles and ideals in life together with a clue as to what extent he will practice them practically so as to either support or thwart the fruition of his luck or Bhagya.

Third and Ninth House Subtle Link Conditions 
  • If the 9th lord or the 9th house and 3rd lord/3rdhouse are mutually supportive without any other malefic influence, then it means that the native's luck and effort generally go well with each other. Or his deeds and actions are oriented towards realising his Prarabdha in the predestined way which is generally good for achieving name, fame, recognition and honour. It also indicates that the behaviour of the native will be similar to that of his grand or great grand parents or the native will physically and/or mentally resemble or behave like them.
  • If the 9th lord is in his own house or otherwise strong, it indicates that the native has the blessings of his Pitrus and that their status and deeds were good as a result of which the native would get good opportunities in his present life and could cash in on them.
  • If the 3rd and the 9th houses or lords are mutually afflicting each other, it means that the native's ancestors lived in cruel ways and did bad deeds in their old age and refused to make amends for their bad deeds. Hence, their next generations are suffering. As the native is born in such a clan or family tree, he would also be destined to suffer with less or meagre comforts.
  • Benefic influences on the 3rd house without any influences on the 9th house indicate that the native would do right deeds or put in right efforts to improve his luck. A benefic in the 9th house without any adverse influence of the 3rd indicates that the native's luck is good and even though he does improper deeds at times, he would still remain comfortable. If both 3rd and 9th houses have benefic influences without any affliction, then the native would be very lucky in life and automatically gets good opportunities to enjoy his luck.
  • If both the 3rd and the 9th houses are occupied or influenced by malefic planets without any benefic influence, neither the native's luck is good nor would he try to change it .In other words, his efforts and deeds would make him reap his past Karmic fruits by enduring pain and suffering with multiple problems.
  • If the 3rd house is afflicted and the 9th house has benefic influences, the native would get Providential support for his negative deeds and also efforts.
  • If the 9th house is afflicted and the 3rd house has benefic influences, then the native will not be lucky enough; but, he would try to put in good efforts and perform good deeds due to his Poorva Janma Vasana (past life propensities) and pending Sanchita Karmas if the 5th house simultaneously has either no affliction or comes only under benefic influences. Otherwise, with all the best efforts success would always be eluding the native in almost all spheres of life.
  • If both benefic and malefic influences (mixed influences) are present in both the 3rd and the 9th houses, it indicates that the native is destined to have a troubled life due to his efforts being not in tune with his luck. But, when mixed influences are there in either the 3rd or the 9th house, it indicates problems and sufferings due to mismatch of effort with luck or vice-versa.
  • Especially if Rahu and Ketu are in 3-9 axis, it is good for thoughtfulness. The native becomes good in literature (Sahitya). If Rahu is in the 9th house, it indicates influence of Pitrus as a result of which the native imbibes unorthodox nature, abnormal courage etc., because of its impact on the 3rd house. Even if lords of these houses are not well placed, the native would do something special and get applause from others. If Rahu is in the 3rd and Ketu is in the 9th, it is of the 2nd grade and the native will be aspiring to do something special mentally and it will make him retract and slow down by inducing a philosophical approach in his thoughts such as being careful, not wanting to aspire for more, being Dharmic or religious, not being dogmatic or at the other end of the spectrum, it may embolden the native to try something unethically negative and make him indulge in unlawful activities as well

Courtesy: MODERN ASTROLOGY (Dr. Revathi Vee Kumar )
Continued from: Pairing Of Opposite Houses IIIB
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