Chart 1 is the horoscope of a former chief minister of a South Indian state. She entered politics and gained power via films denoted by Venus exalted in the 10th. The location of Jupiter in Sagittarius in the 7th, Budha-Aditya Yoga in the 9th, Rahu in the 11th and Saturn, lord of the 9th in 2nd, Mars with the Moon in the 3rd aspecting the 9th and 10th houses, has made the horoscope very powerful. Jupiter powerfully aspects the Moon, Mars, Rahu and the Ascendant conferring name, fame, wealth and status. However, the self-same Jupiter in the 7th (sthanahani karoti Jiva) and location of Ketu in the 5th (denial of progeny) have deprived her of marriage.
Chart 1: Female: Born February 24, 1948 at 15h.00m at 12N18, 76 E39
Chart2: Female:Born July 1, 1961 at 17h:00m at 51N32, 0W05.
When Venus is in the 7th as Karaka, he spoils married life due to excessive indulgence and infidelity after an early marriage. The affliction of Venus by Mars, Saturn and Rahu causes extra-marital relations. Sometimes even the benefic aspect of Jupiter fails to curb the tendency.
The horoscope (Chart 2) of Princess Diana is the best example. Venus, lord of the 7th is in the 7th, in own sign Taurus. His aspect on the Ascendant blessed her with an exuberant and charming personality. Lords of the 4th and 5th houses, Saturn and Jupiter respectively, posited in the 3rd aspect the 9th, the house of luck, and lifted her from, the commoner status to royalty. Aspect of Mars on the Moon and Ascendant made her very firm and independent. Venus in the 7th resulted in early marriage on 29-7-1981 at the age of 20 (the year of Venus). Mars and Rahu are in a Kendra from Venus and afflict the Moon. This made her indulge in extra-marital affairs, break her marriage with the future king of U.K. and decide to marry an Egyptian of a different faith. The aspect of Neecha and afflicted Jupiter on the 7th, with Venus there, was ineffective to contain the tendency. The cruel fate, however, ended her life in a car accident during Saturn Dasa – Rahu Bhukti at the age of 36 years (the year of Saturn) on 31/9/1997.
In keeping with his inherent nature, Saturn delays marriage when posited in the 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th or 10th house, either from the Ascendant or Moon-Sign from where he affects the 7th house. Saturn in the 7th gives an aged or unromantic spouse. If such Saturn is further afflicted, then it even denies marriage. Saturn us a friend of Venus, but their connection points to a questionable private life. Saturn and the Sun in opposition in the horoscope delay and if afflicted, even deny marriage.
The conjunction of Saturn and Mercury in the 7th leads to unhappy marriage and affects progeny as both are important planets. According to Puranic legends, the Moon, the disciple of Deva Guru Jupiter, had developed illicit relations with Guru’s wife, which led to the birth of Mercury.
क्षीणे शशन्के यदि पापयुत्ते दारस्थिते त्वन्यकलत्रगाभी |
लग्ने सपापे यदि दरनाथे जातः परस्त्रीपुरतः कुमार्गो ||
If weak Moon is located in the 7th with Saturn or other Malefic, the native is adulterous.
Chart 3:Male:Born March 2, 1959 at 11h.30m at 26 N 51, 80 E 56
Chart 4: Female: Born September 28, 1929 at 23h.00m at 18N58, 72E51
Saturn, lord of the 8th, is in the 7th with the Moon in Chart 3. The Moon has just come out of debilitation. Mars, malefic for Gemini Ascendant, aspects the 7th house Saturn-Moon combination. The native loved some other man’s wife. He did not marry but lived with her with the knowledge of her husband. The 7th lord Jupiter is Badhaka with Kendradhipati Dosha, in the company of 12th lord Venus. Hence Jupiter’s aspect on the 7th house did not interfere with this illegal alliance.
When Saturn and Mars are posited in the 7th, or aspect the 7th, or the 7th lord, either there is no marriage or the spouse dies early. The conjunction of Saturn and Rahu afflicting the 7th or Karaka Venus create severe problems in marriage.
Chart 4 belongs to world-renowned Indian singer. The lord of the 7th Mars is in the 6th with Ketu and Saturn occupies the 8th, thereby bringing the 7th under a Papakartari Yoga. Though Mars in the 6th has left no rival to challenge her professional supremacy and Saturn in the 8th in Jupiter’s sign ensures long life, destiny has denied her the blessings of married life. Jupiter’s aspect on the 7th from the Ascendant, being lord of the 8th and 11th and himself posited in an inimical sign, did not help. From the Moon-sign, the 7th lord Saturn goes to the 6th, without any benefic aspect pointing to the same effect.
As stated earlier, the 7th relates to spouse and the 2nd (8th from the 7th) indicates his/her longevity. When there are malefic planets in the 7th and 2nd houses and their dispositors are weak, the native loses his wife and marries again. If there are malefic planets in the Ascendant, the 2nd or the 7th and the lord of the 7th is weak by being eclipsed or being in his sign of debilitation, the native may have to marry thrice.
Chart 5: Male: Born May 27, 1967 at 14h. 45m. at 26 N 51, 80 E 56.
The native of Chart 5 got married for the first time is December 1994. He separated from his wife in April 1995 and the divorce was granted in November 1997. He married again in May 1999 and a daughter was born in January 2000. With the aspect of the 7th lord Jupiter, exalted in the 11th, on the 7th house he got married for the second time. However, due to location of the 6th lord Saturn in the 7th, Rahu in the 8th and the 8th lord Mars in the Ascendant from where he aspects the 7th and 8th houses, the married life remains unhappy.
Seventh lord in different houses
Subject to the strength and aspects received by the 7th lord, the results are as follows.
First house – When the 7th lord is a benefic and friendly to the Ascendant lord , the spouse comes from a known family, is helpful to the native and they live happily. If the lords of the 7th and the Ascendant itself close to each other the native marries early.
दारेश्वरे सन्निहिते विलग्ने नाथस्य बाल्ये परिणीतमाहु։ ||
But if the 7th lord is a natural malefic and weak, a first spouse dies, the native marries again and the spouse survives.
Second house – The native marries into a wealthy family and becomes prosperous after marriage. If afflicted, the native faces financial crunch, loses the spouse and marries again.
Third house– The spouse is a source of strength to the native. If afflicted, the spouse attracted towards native’s younger brother.
Fourth house– The spouse is good natured and helpful to the native who becomes prosperous. If afflicted the natives remains unhappy.
Fifth house – The spouse is cultured and religious and they have many children. If afflicted , the spouse will be cruel and obstinate.
Sixth house – Spouse is sickly. The native has to spend a lot on spouse and incurs debt, may fall sick due to excessive indulgence.
Seventh house – The native marries early and leads a happy life with a capable spouse. If the 7th lord is malefic and afflicted, there may be affairs outside of the marriage.
Eighth house – Marriage is delayed. spouse is sickly and married life is unhappy , unless there is a strong benefic aspect on the 8th house and 8th lord.
Ninth house – The spouse brings luck to the native, whose fortune rises after marriage.
Tenth house – The spouse comes from a good background and proves helpful in the natives profession or enterprise or of an independent nature.
Eleventh house – Married life is happy. Gains through spouse.
Twelfth house – The marriage is delayed, there is huge expenditure on the spouse. If afflicted , the spouse may die early or there may be separation.
Courtesy: Modern Astrology (Sita Ram Singh)
Continued from: Judging Marriage Prospects-I