Here is the horoscope of a female(Rasi:- Cancer – Ascendant and the Moon; Leo- Saturn; Sagittarius -Mars; Pisces- Venus(comb); Aries- Sun and Mercury; and Gemini- Jupiter) who lived long, was extremely pious and devoted to Lord Rama but whose life was one of unmitigated misery and grief. The lord of the Ascendant in the Ascendant with Jupiter, lord of the 6th, in the 12th made her constitution sound and her health, good and her life, long. The lord of the 7th in the 2nd with the 2nd lord exalted in the 10th got her married to a husband with 48 and odd acres of wet land. But, her Venus Dasa (Venus is in combustion) gave her five abortions and 14 or 15 children, out of whom 8 died. Only one survived her and performed the Sraddha Karmas (obsequicies) for both his father and then, his widowed mother. The lord of the 9th in the 12th and lord of the 5th and the 10th in the 6th (aspected by Jupiter) made the 9th and the 10th Yoga nominal and poor as both the 9th and the 10th lords are in Dustanas —the 12th and the 6th. And the 12th lord in the 10th with the lord of the 2nd gave heavy expenses so that the lands were reduced to 12 acres. That is why Jataka Chandrika says that if the lords of Kendras and Konas associate without the association of other (evil) lords, then only there is Raja yoga.
Why should the lord of the 11th, however, spoil prosperity when the 11th represents income from profession and prosperity? The reason-the lord of the 11th has stress on earnings and acquisitions and if he is given free play with the lord of the 9th and the 10th, a native may abuse his position and power to enrich himself by feathering his own nest. That may tarnish the native’s reputation and land him in trouble which may lead to downfall. For instance, for Scorpio Ascendant, the Sun and the Moon, lords of the 10th and 9th, will be marred by Mercury, lord of the 8th and the 11th, joining them. I shall illustrate this with the horoscope[ Rasi:- Scorpio – Ascedant; Sagittarius – Mars: Capricorn – Saturn; Aquarius – Ketu; Taurus – Jupiter; Leo ‘ -Venus and Rahu; and Virgo – the Sun, the Moon and Mercury.] of an employee of the Revenue Department. He rose steadily to the post of a Deputy Collector when he got into trouble and was dismissed on alleged grounds of corruption. His suit in the Sub Court questioning his dismissal from service, as wrongful and illegal or unlawful, was also dismissed. He is now dependent on one of his sons. Kapila Nadi praised his chart, as that of a Niyuthathipan or lakhier and never predicted his downfall, as it seemed to view that the Sun, the Moon and Mercury in the 11th were good and beneficial as the lords of the 9th, the 10th and the 11th in the 11th, and seemed to ignore the lord of the 6th in the 12th, the lord of the 12th in the 10th and Mercury’s lordship of the 8th as well.
स्थान एव नियोज्यन्ते भृत्यश्चभरणानि ||
meaning, that it is the place or position that makes a servant or jewels shine.
Even so that house is weak whose lord is ill-placed in the 6th or the 8th or the 12th. If the lord of the 10th is in the 6th or the 8th or the 12th, even a highly educated and talented person may be unemployed or may suffer for want of sufficient employment, unless the planet “fallen” in the 6th or the 8th or the 12th is redeemed and retrieved by the powerful aspect of a powerful benefic.
For, the Sloka runs:-
दुष्टस्थितोवापी यदान भोगः
पापारिनीचांशक संयुतोयः |
स्वतुंगमित्रंशकराशियुक्तः शुभीक्ष व यदि
meaning, that even when badly placed, in bad Amsas or in a Dustana (the 6th or the 8th or in the 12th), if a planet is in his own house or in his exaltation or at least in a friendly house, and is also well aspected by a (powerful) benefic, he becomes auspicious.
to be continued…
Courtesy: Modern Astrology(R Ramaswamy, M A., B. L)
Continued from : More on the evils of Dustanas – Part1