Basics of astrology by Ashay shroff
(a) Of the lords of the quadrants, the 4th lord is more powerful than the lagna lord; the 7th lord is more powerful than the 4th lord; and the 10th lord is more powerful than the 7th lord.(b) Of the trine lords, the 5th lord is more powerful than the lagna lord, while the 9th lord is more powerful than the 5th lord.(c) Of the 3, 6, 11 group, the sixth lord is more powerful than the 3rd lord while the 11th lord is more sothan the 6th lord.(d) Of the 2, 8, 12 group, the 12th lord is more powerful than the 2nd, while the 8th lord is more so thanthe 12th.Principles - Part IIIThe lord of the 8th house, though considered a neutral, has a special propensity to do evil. The eighthhouse represents obstructions, obstacles, failures, intrigues, ailments, death and the like. The following points must be remembered while considering the 8th house.(a) Eighth house is the 12th from 9th (indicating loss of Bhagya); hence its lord ie ever malefic.Note :(i) 12th house from lagna indicates loss. 12th house from any house indicates loss of that house. Sincethe 9th house stands for Bhagya (luck), virtues, pious deeds, religious inclinations, father, etc., the 12th from it (i.e., the 8th) indicates the loss of all these. Loss of fortune or luck is considered the biggest loss.(ii) When the 8th lord is also lagna lord, the benefic nature of the lagna lordship prevails, and the 8th lord tends to behave as a benefic unless it is particularly afflicted or ill placed.(b) The 8th lord is still more malefic when it also lords over the 3rd or the 11th house.Note :(i) For Pisces ascendant, Venus is the lord of the third and the 8th houses and is bad.(ii) For Virgo ascendant, Mars is the lord of the third and the eighth houses and, therefore, adverse.(iii) For Taurus ascendant, Jupiter is the lord of the 8th and the 11th houses, and is adverse.(iv) For Scorpio ascendant, Mercury as the lord of the 8th and the 11th houses is bad (c) The eighth lord becomes a benefic when it also owns a trine.