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MANTRESWARA'S PHALA DEEPIKA

English Translation, Commentary and annotation by Dr. G. S. Kapoor

Preface
Shri Mantreswara's 'Phaladeeplka' holds a most distinguished position amongst the great ancient astrological classics alongwith Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra, Varahmihira's Brihat Jataka and Vaidya Natha's Jataka Parijata !t deals in a most comprehensi"e and authoritati"e manner with almost all the astrological aspects o# human li#e $here can %e said to %e nothing that this great work has omitted #rom its pur"iew Some o# the important su%jects dealt with in a lucid manner in the %ook are& description and characteristic #eatures o# the "arious signs, planets and %ha"as 'houses(, the "arious kinds o# strengths o# planets and their awasthas with their e##ects, sources o# li"elihood, yogas or planetary com%inations leading to a##luence and po"erty, e##ects o# planets in di##erent houses, e##ects o# di##erent )scendants, *emale horoscopy, matters relating to matrimony and progeny determination o# longe"ity, judgment o# houses, "arious kinds o# +asas and their e##ects, )shtaka"arga and its importance in the judging o# e##ects o# transit o# planets, transit e##ects o# planets and constellations, and description and in#luence o# upagrahas $he author o# this %ook Shri Mantreswara is %elie"ed to ha"e li"ed in the ,-th century when this "alua%le work must ha"e %een compiled !t is said that he %elonged to a #amily o# Nam%oodari Brahmins and he was %orn in tirine"elley +istrict o# the erstwhile Madras Presidency 'now known as $amil Nadu( He was a de"otee o# Sukuntlam%ki +e"i )s a young man his name was Markandeya Bhattadri $o attain knowledge he is said to ha"e tra"elled to #ar o## places like Badrika )shram in Himalayas and Mithila Pradesh . By sheer dint o# hard work and de"otion, he %ecame well "ersed in the Vedanta philosophy and in the knowledge o# other sastras, and %y se"ere o%ser"ance o# #ast, penance and meditation, he %ecame gi#ted with di"ine knowledge and assumed the name o# Mantreswara His knowledge o# )strology was pro#ound and the re#erence in his %ook to Parasara, Varahamihira and other learned astrologers indicates that he had
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made a deep study o# all the ancient astrological works e0isting in his time $he present %ook is so instructi"e that %eginners as well as ad"anced students o# )strology can o%tain "ery use#ul guidance #rom its study New +elhi 1 S 2apoor

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Descr!pt!on of character!st!c Jeatures o# signs and houses Parts o# the %ody o# 2alapurusha, )%does o# signs .. 3ords o# the signs .. Moolatrtkona signs, e0altation and de%ilitation points, own signs o# planets. Biped, centiped, watery and 4uadruped, Shlrshodaya .Nocturnal and diurnal signs . Mo"ea%le, #i0ed and common signs .. +wara, Bahis and 5ar%ha signs . +hatu, Mula and Jee"a signs .. 2rura, Saumya, odd e"en, male, #emale signs . $wel"e houses and su%jects with which they are concerned ,. ,, Chapter " Character!st!c feat#res of the planets an$ the %atters Jailing under their Jurisdiction Su%jects to %e determined #rom the Sun and other planets.temperament, #orm, colour, dress, appearance, etc , o# the planets, places %elonging to the planets 1unas, Satwa, 6ajas and $amas o# planets .relations signi#ied %y them.1rains, gems and su%stances ruled %y the planets.)ges indicated %y the planets ,/./7 Chapter & D!'!s!ons of a s!(n 6asi, Hora, +rekkana, Panchamsa, Saptamsa, Na"amsa, +asmainsa, +wadasauisa, Shodasamsa and Shastyamsa .. Sapta"argas consisting o# "argas a#ter omitting +asmamsa, Shastyamsa and Shodasamsa .. Shad"argas . Matters to %e considered #rom "arious "argas and their signi#icance .. meaning and signi#icance o# Vargottama .Parljatamsa, 8ttamamsa, 1opuramsa, Slmhasanamsa, Par"atamsa, +e"alokamsa, )lra"atamsa and Suralokamsa .. )wasthas o# planets . Pradeepta, Sukhita, Swastha, Mudita, Shanta, Shakta9 Vlkala, Nlpldlta, 2hala and )ti%hjeeta .. :##ects o# Planets !n "arious conditions /;.-< Chapter ) The stren(th of planets an$ ho#ses 2alaja, =hesta, 8chchaja . +ik .)yan .Sthana $he method o# working out =handra krlyas, =handra )wastha and =handra Vela .:##ects o# <> =handra krlyas, ,/ =handra )wasthas and -< =handra"elas .. $a%les #or guidance -7.?< Chapter * So#rce of l!'el!hoo$
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$he indication o# the sources o# li"elihood or pro#ession %y the Sun and other planets ?<.<> Chapter + ,o(as Panchamahapurusha yogas "iA , 6uchaka, Bhadra, Hansa, Mala"ya and Sasa B Sunapha, )napha and +urudhara .2emadruma . Papa"asl and Papakartarl . )mala . Maha%hagya C 2esari . Sakata . )dhama, Satna and Varlshta .. Vasumatl B Pushkala .. Shu%hamala and )shu%hamala .. 3akshml .. 1ouri .. Saraswatl .. Srikanta . Srinatha .. Varunchi B Pari"artana, 2ahala B 6aja yoga B Sankhya yogas "iA Veena, +ama, Pasa, 2edara, Sula, Doga, and 1ola B )dhiyoga .. =hamar, +henu, Saurya, Jaladhi =hhatra, )stra, 2ama, )sura, Bhagya, 2hyatl, Partjata and Musala yogas .. )"ayoga, Nisswayoga Mriti yoga, 2uhu yoga, Sarla yoga, Nlr%hagya yoga, +uryoga, +artdrayoga and Vimala yoga <,.;E Chapter - Ra.a /o(as +escription o# "arious planetary com%inations E>.,>> Chapter 0 Effect of the S#n an$ other planets In the t1el'e ho#ses ,>,.,,< Chapter 2 Effect of $!fferent Ascen$ants :##ects o# planets posited in e0altation, own, #riend's, !nimical and de%ilitation ,,7. ,// Chapter 13 Matters relat!n( to the -th ho#se Planetary dispositions #or loss o# wi#e, issuelessness, possessing a chaste, #ortunate and %eauti#ul wi#e, a crippled wi#e, liasion with other people's wi"es, wl#elessness, ha"ing two wi"es, time o# marriage ,/-.,/7 Chapter 11 4e%ale Horoscop/ Peculiarities o# #emale's horoscope .. planetary com%ination #or a good hus%and and sons, masculine #eatured and sons, masculine #eatured and uncontrolla%le woman B planetary com%ination #or widowhood, diseased wom%, lack o# chastity, %ecoming a prostitute, %eing chaste, happiness . :##ects o# $rimsamsa occupied %y the Moon at %irth.untoward e##ects o# the %irth, a #emale in
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certain Nakshatras B =ircumstances #a"oura%le #or conception ,/;.,-@ Chapter 1" 5!rth of ch!l$ren 6the *th ho#se7 Planetary com%inations #or ac4uisition o# children issuelessness, loss o# children, limited progeny, ha"ing a child late !n li#e, ha"ing a son #rom the second wi#e, e0tinction o# #amily, ha"ing a son %y adoption, male and #emale children, num%er o# !ssues and ha"ing children with great e##orts .. !nauspicious $ithis #or %irths and their ad"erse e##ects and remedial measures #or the same .. Method #or #inding out the +asa and )ntardasa B :##ects o# transit o# planets on the %irth o# children ,-?.,@? Chapter 1& Deter%!nat!on of lon(e'!t/ Essent!als at the t!%e of b!rth :arly death due to own signs or those o# #ather and mother and remedial measures Balarishta, yogarishta, )lpayus 'short li#e(, Madhyamayus, circumstances !n which #ather or mother or %oth will die a#ter the %irth o# a child .. :"il yogas "iA +inamrityu, +inaroga or Vlshaghatlka, death soon a#ter %irth .. #ate#ul degrees o# the Moon which cause early death $he decanate 6asls o# the 3agna and the Moon, Na"amsa 6asls o# the lord o# the 3agna and lord o# the sign occupied %y the Moon and the +wadasamsa 6asls o# the lord o# 3agna and the lord o# ;th house .. Planetary com%inations o# long, medium and short li#e .. :"il e##ects %y a strong Jupiter posited !n the 3agna, happy long li#e !# Jupiter and lord o# the 3agna are posited !n 2endra ,@<.,?< Chapter 1) D!seases8 $eath an$ past an$ f#t#re b!rths +escription o# diseases %y the "arious planets . Planetary com%inations #or occurrence o# di##erent kinds o# diseases . Manner !n which a person meets with his death .+escription o# planets and 6asis and the diseases caused %y them Planetary com%inations #or happy and trou%lesome deaths and going to hea"en or hell .. Planets which gi"e in#ormation a%out past and #uture %irths ,?7.,<< Chapter 1* Assess%ent of ho#ses =ircumstances in which the "arious houses are strong and when they are weak .circumstances causing total destruction o# a house.+escription o# planets causing destruction o# the house during their +asa period .. 1ood e##ects o# lord o#
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the 3agna occupying a house e"en i# he %e a male#ic .. :##ect on the house when a planet owns two houses .. :##ect o# a planet in Bha"a .. Sandhi .. +escription o# su%jects #alling under the Jurisdiction o# the "arious planets .. 2arakas .. a method o# judging each house .. =ircumstances under which the planets are !nter. connected ,<7.,77 Chapter 1+ 9eneral effects of the t1el'e ho#ses $he planets e##ecting the appearance o# the nati"e and his %ody and lim%s .. :##ects o# the good and had disposition o# the lords o# the 3agna and other houses .. :##ects o# the lord o# 3agna %eing stronger than the lord o# the <th house .. $ime when the good and %ad e##ects o# a house will %e realised ,7;.,;; Chapter 1- E:!t fro% the 1orl$ +estruction o# a house during transit o# Saturn through certain positions . 5ccurence o# death during the transit o# Saturn through certain positions . 5ccurence o# death during transit o# Jupiter, the Sun and the Moon !n certain positions . $he time o# death o# the nati"e ,;E.,E< Chapter 10 Effects of con.#nct!on of t1o planets 1eneral e##ects o# conjunction o# two planets . :##ects o# Moon in di##erent signs %eing aspected %y di##erent planets . :##ects o# the Moon %eing in Na"amsa o# di##erent planets and %eing aspected %y them ,E7./>/ Chapter 12 Dasas 6%a.or per!o$s7 of planets an$ the!r effects $he span o# +asa 'Vlmshottari +asa( o# "arious planets B How to work and the %alance o# dasa at %irthF G Hhat is a solar yearF .. 1eneral e##ects o# +asas o# the "arious planets />-./,Chapter "3 Effects of the Dasas of the lor$s o. ho#ses :##ects o# the +asa o# Vargottamamsa planets .. 8n#a"oura%le e##ects o# the +asa and )ntar +asa o# the two planets occupying the ;th house .. :##ects o# the )ntar +asa o# a planet owing to the -rd, ?th, or 7th star #rom the natal star in the +asa o# a Male#ic . :"il e##ects !# the @th +asa is o# Saturn, si0th o# Jupiter and ?th o# Mars o# 6ahu .. *a"oura%le e##ects o# the +asa o# Mars i# in 8rdh"amukha sign o# the e0altation sign . identical with the ,>th or ,,th house B 8n#a"oura%le
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e##ects o# a planet i# he is !nimical to the lord o# the +asa .. Iuantum o# e##ects o# a planet in his +asa .. :##ects o# )ntardasa o# a planet passing in the course o# his transit through his house o# depression or !nimical house, house o# e0altation, his own house or a #riendly house .. :##ects o# +asas o# %ene#ics owning kendras and those o# planets in $rtkonas B :##ects o# +asas and )ntar +asas o# planets ownlng,kendras and occupying $rikonas and "ice."ersa .. :"il e##ects o# Jupiter and Venus owning kendras B )ttainment o# yogakarka status %y 6ahu and 2etu !# posited !n kendra or $rlkona B )"arohlnl and )rohinl +asas /,@./-, Chapter "1 Nat#re of Antar Dasas an$ Prat/antar Dasas Method o# calculating the spans o# )ntar +asas and Pratyantar +asas .. :##ects o# the )ntar +asas o# the nine planets during the +asas o# the Sun, the Moon, Mars, 6ahu, Jupter, Saturn, Mercury, 2etu and Venus /-/./?, Chapter "" Kalacha;ra Dasa Method o# preparing a kalachakra . +istinguishing %etween )pasa"ya and sa"ya chakras B Period o# the se"en planets reckoned #rom the Sun.+escription o# allotment o# su%.periods according to #our padas o# the Nakshatras .. +etails o# Parama )yus in years #or the ,/ 6aslamsas reckoned #rom )ries !n the )pasa"ya chakra and those #or the ,/ 6aslamsas reckoned #rom Scorpio !n the sa"ya chakra .=alculation o# cycles o# +asas B 8tpanna, )dhana and Mahadasa B Nisarga +asa and its details B )msa +asa and its details Hhen the kalachakra +asa system has not to %e #ollowedF /?/./<Chapter "& Ashta;a'ar(a !mportance o# )shtaka"arga .. Meaning o# )shtaka"arga .6eckoning o# auspicious places in the )shtaka"argas o# the se"en planets and the 3agna .. :##ects o# nil to ; %ene#ic Blndus 'dots( !n the )shtaka"argas .J Method o# preparing prastara or Sar"ashtaka"arga .. :##ects o# %ene#ic e"en in his e0altation signs white owning a +usthana /<@./7< Chapter ") Effects of Ashta;a'ar(a accor$!n( to Horosara Sodhyapinda B Method o# $rlkona Shodhana .. Method o# :kadhlpatya Shodhana .. +escription o# 6asl multipliers and planet multipliers /77./;;
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Chapter "* 9#ll;a an$ other <pa(rahas $he names o# 8pagrahas "iA 1ullka or Mandl, Damakantaka, )rdhaprahara, 2ala, +huma, Vyatipata, Parldhl, !ndra +hanus and 2etu or 8pketu . =alculation o# their position and their e##ects /;E./E@ Chapter "+ Effects of trans!ts of 'ar!o#s planets an$ constallatlons 6Na;shatras7 Houses reckoned #rom the nine planets in which they produce good e##ects !n the course o# transit B +escription o# Vedha places #rom the "arious planets .transit e##ects to %e reckoned #rom the sign occupied %y the Moon . :##ects o# transit o# the planets through the twel"e houses B :##ects o# transits o# Nakshatras . Saptasalaka diagram. :##ects o# 3attas.Preparatlon o# Sar"ato%hadra chakram and !ts !mportance . !n#ormation e0tracted #rom Hora 6atna a%out Sar"ato%hadra chakram G +iagram o# Samasto%hadra chakram /E?.-/? Chapter "- ,o(as lea$!n( to ascetls% Planetary com%ination leading to ascetlsm .. the order o# ascetlsm to %e taken up as a result o# the in#luence o# the se"en planets -/<.-/7 Chapter "0 Concl#s!on &"0

=PHALA DEEPIKA=
Chapter 1 Infor%at!on an$ character!st!c feat#res of the S!(ns 6Ras!s7 an$ the ho#ses 65ha'as7
, May the Supreme +i"ine 3ight 'the Sun( who once a%o"e the horiAon remains on end in "iew #or si0 months 'solar( to the pole dwelling =elestials, #or hal# a month '3unar( to the Moon dwelling manes and #or ,/ hours 'entire day time( to the earth dwelling mortals and some times changes his direction to the north '8ttarayan( and some.times to the south '+akshinayan(, %less us with unlimited prosperity, good luck, splendor and %eatitude / !, the astrologer Mantreswara, #irst o##er my respect#ul o%eisance to Saraswati, the 1oddess o# speech and learning, to my #amily deity, to my preceptors, to the nine planets 'the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, 6ahu and 2etu( to 3ord 1anesha and 3ord Shi"a who %estow knowledge o# the past, present and #uture, and then gi"e here #or the %ene#it o# astrologers a lucid "ersion in a simple manner o# the teachings o# sages )tri and Parasara - $he #irst thing is to ascertain the e0act time o# %irth o# the nati"e minutely in 1hatikas, Vighatikas etc , on the %asis o# tool measurement or %y the gnomonic shadow and other apparatus $hen the positions o# the planets 'longitude( in 6asi 'sign(, amsa 'degrees(, 2ala 'minutes(, and Vikala should %e worked out %y actual o%ser"ation and mathematical instruments $he assessment o# results should %e made therea#ter %y taking into account the longitudes o# the "arious houses 'Bha"aspast( and the strength o# the houses and the planets @ )ssuming that the horoscope represents the 2alapurusha, then the parts o# the %ody %eginning with the )scendant '3agna( will %e as under& *irst house '3agna.)scendant( Second house
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B the head B the #ace

$hird house *ourth house *i#th house Si0th house Se"enth house :ighth house Ninth house $enth house :le"enth house $wel#th house

B the %reast B the heart B the %elly B the waist B the groins B the pri"ate parts 'Se0ual organs( B the two thighs B the two knees B the two cal"es B the two #eet

$he end portions o# the signs =ancer, Scorpio and Pisces are known as 6asi. Sandhisj $here are other learneds who apply this term to the end portions o# all signs Notes B $he house which is occupied or aspected %y %ene#its or whose lord is %estowed with strength, the part o# the %ody represented %y that house will %e strong and well %uilt !# the lord o# a house %e weak or %e occupied or otherwise a##licted %y a male#ic, the corresponding part o# the %ody will %e weak or diseased ? $he dwelling o# the twel"e signs )ries, $aurus, 1emini, =ancer, 3eo, Virgo, 3i%ra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, =apricorn, )4uarius and Pisces are B ',( #orest '/( agricultural land with water '-( %edroom '@( chasm with water '?( mountain '<( land with water and #ood crops '7( house o# a Vaishya ';( ca"ity or a hole 'E( residence o# the king ',>( watery #orests ',,( the spot #re4uented or used %y potters and ',/( water, in that order Notes B 1enerally this in#ormation pro"es use#ul in 4ueries regarding the#t o# articles or missing persons etc < $he lords o# the twel"e signs are as under& )ries G Mars $aurus G Venus 1emini . Mercury =ancer . $he Moon 3i%ra . Venus Scorpio . Mars Sagittarius . Jupiter =apricorn . Saturn
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3eo . $he Sun Virgo . Mercury are as under B Planet $he Sun $he Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn

)4uarius . Saturn Pisces . Jupiter

$he signs o# e0altation and #all o# the se"en planets #rom the Sun onwards Sign o# e0altation )ries $aurus =apricorn Virgo =ancer Pisces 3i%ra Sign o# #all 3i%ra Scorpio =ancer Pisces =apricorn Virgo )ries

$his means that the se"enth or the opposite sign #rom the sign o# e0altation o# a planet, is the sign o# #all or de%ilitation NotesB $here is great di##erence o# opinion amongst the ancient learneds a%out the e0altation and de%ilitation signs o# 6ahu and 2etu Mantreswara has e0pressed no opinion in that regard )ccording to Sar"arth =hintamani the e0altation sign o# 6ahu is 1emini and his sign o# de%ilitation is Sagittarius 6e"erse is the case with 2etu )ccording to Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra $aurus and Scorpio are respecti"ely the e0altation signs o# 6ahu and 2etu and the signs opposite to them are their signs o# de%ilitation $he highest points o# e0altation and the lowest points o# de%ilitation o# the "arious planets are as under& Planet Highest points o# e0altation '+eep e0altation( $he Sun )ries ,>th degree $he Moon $aurus -rd degree Mars =apricorn /;th degree Mercury Virgo ,?th degree Jupiter =ancer ?th degree Venus Pisces /7th degree Saturn 3i%ra />th degree 3owest point o# de%ilitation '+eep #all( 3i%ra ,>th degree Scorpio -rd degree =ancer /;th degree Pisces ,?th degree =apricorn ?th degree Virgo /7th degree )ries />th degree

Notes B *or e0ample Jupiter at the ?th degree o# =ancer will %e in deep e0altation $hen he mo"es downwards #rom that point and gets into deep de%ilition
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when he reaches ?th degree o# =apricorn 7 $he Moolatrikona signs o# the planets the Sun onward are 3eo, $aurus, )ries, Virgo, Sagittarius, 3i%ra and )4uarius respecti"ely Below are gi"en the portions o# the own sign and Moolatrikona #rom the Sun onwards &B Planet $he Sun $he Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sign 3eo $aurus )ries Virgo Sagittarius 3i%ra )4uarius Moola trikona portion >K . />K @K . ->K >K . /K ,<K . />K >K . ,>K >K . ?K >K . />K 5wn sign portion /,K . ->K . ,-K . ->K /,K . ->K ,,K . ->K <K . ->K /,K . ->K

$he "arious signs ha"e %een classi#ied as %iped or human signs, reptile or '2eeta( or centipeds, watery or 4uadruped '=hatuspada( as detailed %elow & Human 1emini Virgo Iuadruped )ries $aurus =entiped Scorpio Pisces Hatery =ancer =apricorn 'later hal#(

3i%ra Sagittarius 3eo '#irst hal#( Sagittarius 'later hal#( )4uarius =apricorn '#irst hal#(

; $he signs which rise with their %ack 'Prishtodaya( are $aurus =ancer, )ries and =apricorn $he signs which rise %oth #rom their %ack and #ront '8%hayodaya( are 1emini and Pisces $he rest appear with their heads are called Sirsodaya signs $he Prishtodaya signs $aurus, =ancer, Sagittarius, )ries and =apricorn and the 8%hayodaya sign 1emini #all under the jurisdiction o# the Moon and are termed as nocturnal 'strong at night( $he other signs are go"erned %y the Sun and are known as diurnal signs 'strong during day time( =ount #rom the sign last passed %y the Sun $he #irst sign is called 8rdhawa
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'%ending upwards( the second sign is known as )dah '%eneath(, the third sign is termed Sama 'e"en( and the #ourth sign is known as Vakra '=rooked( $he same order applies #or the other eight signs Notes B *or e0ample the Sun has last passed Virgo $hen the signs #rom Virgo to 3eo will %e in this order . 2anya . 8rdha"a, )dah, :"en, Vakra, 8rdha"a, )dah, :"en, Vakra, 8rdha"a, )dah, :"en E $he #ollowing are some #arther classi#ications and indications o# the twel"e signs B )ries Mo"ea%le '=hara( $aurus *i0ed 'Sthlra( 1emini +ual '8%haya( =ancer Mo"ea%le 3eo *i0ed Virgo +ual 3i%ra Mo"ea%le Scorpio *i0ed Sagittarius +ual =apricorn Mo"ea%le )4uarius *i0ed Pisces +ual :ntrance '+wara( 5utside 'Bahih( !nside '1ar%ha( :n trance 5utside !nside :ntrance 5utside !nside :ntrance 5utside !nside Mineral '+hatu( Vegeta%le 'Mula( )nimal 'Jee"a( Mineral Vegeta%le )nimal Mineral Vegeta%le )nimal Mineral Vegeta%le )nimal *ierce '2rura( )uspicious 'Saumya( *ierce )uspicious *ierce )uspicious *ierce )uspicious *ierce )uspicious *ierce )uspicious 5dd :ast 'Vlshama( :"en South 'Sama( 5dd Hest :"en 5dd :"en 5dd :"en 5dd :"en 5dd :"en North :ast South Hest North :ast South Hest North

$he si0 houses #rom the 7th represent the le#t side lim%s o# the 2alapurusha, while the other si0 houses i e those reckoned #rom the )scendant represent right side lim%s ,> L!n a %irth chart there are twel"e house :ach house has %een gi"en se"eral names indicating the "arious su%jects it deals with M $he names %y which the #irst house or the )scendant is known are 3agna, Hora, 2alya, +eha, 8daya, 6upa, Seersha, Vartmana 'present( and Janma $he second house deals with Vitta 'wealth(, Vidya 'learning( Swa, )nnapana 'riches, #ood and drinks(, Bhukti 'eating(, the right eye, #ace ')sya(, letter or document 'Patrika(, Speech 'Vak( and 2utum%a '#amily( and thus adopts these appellations
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,, .,/ B $he names gi"en 'or the su%jects allotted( to third house are +uschikya, 8ras '%reast(, the right ear, army "alour, prowess and %rother $he su%jects or designations #or the #ourth house are house, land, maternal uncle, a sister's son, a relation, a #riend, con"eyance, mother, kingdom, cow, %u##alo, per#ume, clothes, ornaments, the nadir, hi%uka, sukha 'happiness(, water, %ridge and ri"er $he #i#th house deals with 'and has designations accordingly( the mark o# the so"ereign, ta0es, soul, intelligence, knowledge o# the #uture, li#e, progeny, %elly, Vedic knowledge and other religious scriptures ,- B $he si0th house deals with de%ts, arms, thie"es, wounds, diseases, enemies, paternal relations, %attle, wicked acts, sins, #ear and humilialtion $he su%jects dealt with %y the se"enth house are desire, passion, setting, se0ual desire, a way, people, hus%and road and wi#e ,@ B *or the eighth house su%jects allotted are Mangalya 'the li"ing o# the hus%and during the li#e time o# the wi#e(, 6andhra, #ilthiness, mental pain, de#eat or humiliation, longe"ity, sorrow, %lame, death, impurity impediments and sla"ery $he ninth house deals with preceptor 'guru(, deity 'de"ta(, #ather, auspiciousness, poor"a%hagya 'pre"ious luck(, worship, penance, "irtuous act or "irtue, grand son, and no%le #amily 'Some o# the learneds in the North are o# the "iew that all a%out #ather should %e e0amined #rom the ,>th house, %ecause ,>th is 7th to the @th house dealing with the #ather $he "iew o# Phaladeepika seems to %e %ased on the logic that the Eth %eing ?th to ?th house 'dealing with progeny( should %e the most appropriate house to %e connected with #ather( ,? $he su%jects 'names( designated #or the ,>th house are %usiness or trade, ranker position, honour, occupation, pro#ession, sky or Aenith, conduct, 4uality, inclination, gait, command and Meshurana 'to gi"e orders( $he matters to %e considered #rom the ele"enth house are gains, income, ac4uisition, receipt o# wealth, accomplishment, splendor and prosperity, pro#its, "eneration, elder %rother or sister, le#t ear, anything juicy, delight#ul news ,< $he e0pressions used #or the twel#th house are misery, leg, le#t eye, loss,
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spy, last rites, po"erty, sins, %ad e0penditure and imprisonment or con#inement +escri%ed a%o"e are the designations o# the twel"e houses or the su%ject matters to %e e0amined #rom them $he -rd, the <th, the ;th and ,/th are known as 3eena Sthanas 'hidden houses( ,7 $he <th, the ;th and ,/th houses are also called +usthanas 'e"il houses( $he remaining houses are considered good and auspicious $he ,st, @th, 7th and the ,>th houses are termed as 2endra, 2antaka or =hatushtaya ,; $he /nd, the ?th, the ;th and ,,th houses #rom the )scendant are called Panaphara houses $he -rd, the <th, the Eth and the ,/th are termed as )poklima houses $he @th and the ;th are also known as =haturasra houses $he -rd, the <th, the ,>th and ,,th are 8pachaya houses $he ?th and Eth are called trines '$rikona houses( $he trines ha"e %een considered as "ery auspicious houses Thus ends the first chapter on "Definitions" in Phaladeepika composed by Mantreswara.

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Chapter " Infor%at!on an$ Character!st!c feat#res of planets


Be#ore we come to the "erses o# this chapter it is necessary to e0plain its o%jects !n the pre"ious chapter it has %een descri%ed what each house stands #or !t is proposed to state in this chapter what purpose and what o%ject each planet signi#ies !# a house stands #or a certain su%ject matter, the lord o# the house will also %e considered to %e concerned with it *or e0ample, the <th house deals with enemies Naturally the same su%ject will ha"e to %e e0amined #rom the lord o# the <th house $his is so %ecause o# his lordship o# the <th house Here we ha"e to consider also the natural or inherent characteristics and #unctions o# that planet 3et us suppose that in ten %irth charts, the Sun is lord o# the ten di##erent houses $here is dou%t that as lord o# the )scendant Sun will #unction in that capacity and as lord o# the /nd he will %e concerned with wealth9 %ut he will also, in course o# its e##ects, will produce results o# his inherent 4ualities and characteristics $his is what is intended to %e e0plained in this chapter , $he Sun is the singni#icator o# the person's collection o# copper and gold, and o# #ather, patience, "alour, "ictory in war, one's soul ')tman(, auspiciousness, happiness, prowess, power, light, any work relating to 3ord Shi"a, tra"els in #orests and mountains, ha"ans or yajnas, !nclinations #or work, temple, acuteness, enthusiasm Hise men should act according to these signi#ications / $he Moon is the signi#lcator o# the wel#are o# the mother, tran4uilityo# the mind, %athing in the sea, white chamar, um%rella, good #an, #ruits, #lowers, tender o%jects, #arming grains, #ame, pearls, sil"er, %ell metal, %eauty !n other words all a%out the a%o"e matters should %e ascertained #rom the Moon - )ll a%out one's strength 'physical and mental(, products produced #rom the earth, 4ualities o# the %rothers and sisters, cruelty, %attle, courage, antagonism, the #ire o# the kitchen, gold, kinsmen, weapons, thie"es, enemies, enthusiasm, se0ual intercourse with another man's wi#e, #alsehood, prowess, high thinking, sin,
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wounds, and ac4uisition o# the position o# a commander.in.chie# should %e ascertained #rom Mars !n other words Mars is the signi#lcator o# these matters @ *rom Mercury is to %e ascertained all a%out learning, elo4uence, pro#iciency in arts, praise %y learned people, maternal uncle, de0terity in speech, aptness #or ac4uiring knowledge, e0pertise in ways o# worship, intelligence, religious acts relating to 3ord Shi"a, truth#ulness, oyster, spots o# recreation and enjoyment, skill in mechanical arts, kinsmen, heir apparent, #riends, sister's sons and daughters etc ? Jupiter is concerned with matters relating to knowledge, no%le 4ualities, sons 'progeny(, minister, good %eha"ior, imparting knowledge or teaching, magnanimity, knowledge o# shruties, shastras, smrities, progress in e"ery direction, %eautitude, de"otion towards gods and Brahmins, sacri#ice, penance, religious #aith, treasury, mastering the senses, honour, kindness and happiness o# the hus%and Note B !n a #emale's horoscope Jupiter should %e taken as the signi#icator o# the hus%and !n a male's horoscope Jupiter, among other matters, is the signi#icator #or progeny 'San tan 2araka( < )ll a%out one's wealth, con"eyances, clothes, ornaments, treasures 'including hidden treasures(, amalgam o# song, dance and instrumental music, scents, #lowers, co.ha%itation, %ed, house, richness, #ondness #or poetry, !ndulgence in all kinds o# com#orts and lu0uries, ministership, so#t.spokenness, marriage and other holy deeds, cele%rations, etc , should %e ascertained through Venus Note B !n a male's horoscope all a%out the happiness o# wi#e and marital happiness should %e considered through Venus Venus is the signi#icator #or wi#e in such a chart Signi#icator is o# "ery great importance in assessing a %irth chart *or e0ample on a particular case o# )4uarius )scendant, the nati"e was o# a%out // years with the +asa o# Venus in operation Some astrologers predicted that the
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marriage o# the nati"e would take place in his /@th years a#ter the commencement o# the +asa o# the Sun lord o# the 7th house $he marriage actually took place in the +asa o# Venus 7 $he signi#ications o# Saturn are longe"ity, death, #ear, down#all, disgrace, sickness, unhappiness and misery, po"erty, humiliation, sins, la%our, #ilth, censure, mis#ortune, impurity o# mind, o%ser"ance o# certain #ormalities a#ter death in the #amily, sta%ility, taking shelter #rom menials, %u##aloe, drowsiness, de%ts, articles o# iron, ser"ice, sla"ery, con#inement, getting arrested, agricultural implements etc Notes B !n "erses ; to ,@ we shall deal with the #eatures and temperament o# the planets and their utility in the judgement o# a %irth chart ) planet in the )scendant o# a nati"ity %estows his 4ualities and characteristics to the nati"e !# in a person's chart Mars is in the )scendant, the nati"e will ha"e an aggressi"e temperament He will %e courageous and #ond o# 4uarrels and #ights $he sign in which Mars is posited in the )scendant will also ha"e its in#luence !# a Mars with strength is in the )scendant, the nati"e will #ight wars with "alour as a commander !# such Mars is weak, the nati"e is likely to pick up petty and mean type o# 4uarrels !# there is no planet in the )scendant the nati"e assumes the appearance and characteristics o# the lord o# the )scendant $he planets who aspect the )scendant also inject the !n#luence o# their characteristics and temperament in the nati"e !# a planet in any chart %ecomes the cause o# any disease, the nature o# the disease will %e according to the temperament o# that planet *or e0ample, the Sun will cause %ilious trou%les and Saturn will gi"e windy trou%les ; $he temperament o# the Sun is %ilious He has strong %ones in his %ody He has scanty hair He has a dark red #orm His eyes are o# reddish.%rown color He is dressed in red colored clothes His %ody is s4uare %uilt He is %ra"e and possesses massi"e arms E $he %ody o# the Moon is huge She is young as well as old She is lean and thin and white Her eyes are attracti"e and her hair is %lack and thin She has jurisdiction o"er %lood She is so#t.spoken She is dressed in white colored clothes and possesses #air comple0ion She is mild in temperament and has wind and
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phlegm in her composition ,> Mars has lean waist His hair is curly and %right $here is cruelty '#ierceness( in his look He has a cruel nature and is %ilious He is dressed in red clothes and his %ody has a red hue He is wrath#ul %ut e0ceedingly generous He looks youth#ul and has jurisdiction o"er marrow in the %ody Notes B Mars is said to %e youth#ul in appearance $he implication o# this is i# Mars is strong in the )scendant or as lord o# the )scendant, the nati"e will ha"e a youth#ul appearance e"en i# he is older in age ,, Mercury is green like +ur"a 'a kind o# grass( $here is mi0ture o# wind, %ile and phlegm in his composition His %ody is #ull o# "eins He is so#t.spoken %y nature He has a %alanced %uilt 'that is, his lim%s are in e"en proportion( He is #ond o# #un and #rolic He go"erns the skin ,/ Jupiter has a %ody with a yellowish hue His eyes and hair are %rown His chest is #irm and ele"ated He has a huge %ody Phlegm is predominant in his composition He is "ery intelligent His "oice is like that o# a lion or the sound o# a conch He is always a#ter wealth 'Jupiter has there#ore %een considered as signi#lcator o# wealth( ,- Venus is dressed in clothes o# "arious colors He possesses curly hair He has a huge %ody with similar lim%s Phlegm and wind are predominant in his composition His %ody is o# the color o# +ur"a sprout He has a "ery %eauti#ul appearance He has %road eyes He has well maintained his "irile power 'Venus has jurisdiction o"er semen in the %ody( ,@ Saturn is lame His eyes are deepset He has a large %ut lean %ody #ull o# "eins He is laAy %y nature $he color o# his %ody is %lack $here is predominance o# wind in his composition He is hard hearted and %ack%iter He is dull.headed His teeth and nails are large His hair and lim%s are sti## He is impure He has a #ierce appearance and is ill tempered %y nature He is dressed in %lack clothes He looks old ,? $he places go"erned %y the Sun are a Shi"a temple, open spaces, places where there is light, regions where there is no water and the :astern 4uarter
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$he Moon has jurisdiction o"er the temple o# 1oddess +urga, places inha%ited %y women, places where water, medicinal her%s, honey and wine are a"aila%le and the North.Hestern 4uarter $he places concerned with Mars are the %attle #ield, those where there is #ire, those inha%ited %y thie"es and low people and the Southern 4uarter $he go"ernance o# Mercury e0tends to places where there is a temple o# 3ord Vishnu, those #re4uented %y men o# learning, those o# recreation, those where Mathematics is practiced and the Northern 4uarter ,< Jupiter has jurisdiction o"er treasury, peepal trees, places, inha%ited %y gods and Brahmins, and the North.:astern 4uarter $he places coming under the administration o# Venus are a%odes o# courtesans, the harem, %ed rooms, dining halls, and the South.:astern 4uarter Saturn rules o"er places inha%ited %y low class people, temple o# Shasta 'a deity(, those which are #ull o# #ilth and the Hestern 4uarter $he places %elonging to 6ahu and 2etu are the ant.hills, the dark holes o# serpents and the South.Hestern 4uarter ,7./> ) worshipper o# 3ord Shi"a, a physician 'Vaidya(, a king, one who per#orms yajna, a minister, tiger, deer and chako 'the ruddy goose( are the signi#ications o# the Sun $he Moon rules o"er worship o# Shasta 'a deity( #emales, a washerman, a culti"ator, an animal li"ing in water, a hare, an antelope crane, %irds known as Bagula and =hakor Mars has jurisdiction o"er a cook 'in the kitchen(, an armed person, a goldsmith, a ram, a cock, a jackal, a monkey, a "ulture and a thie# Mercury is concerned with a milkman, a person o# learning, an artisan, an e0pert accountant, a de"otee o# 3ord Vishnu, 1aruda, a =hataka, a parrot and a cat )n astrologer, a minister, a Brahmin, a preceptor, a sanyasi, and important personage, a pigeon, a horse and swan %elong to Jupiter ) wealthy man, a songster, a Vaishya '%usinessman(, a sensualist, a dancer, a wea"er, a prostitute, a peacock, a cow, a %u##aloe and a parrot are represented %y
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Venus Saturn has in#luence o"er a seller or %uyer o# oil ser"ant, a mean person, a hunter, a %lacksmith, an elephant, a crow and a cuckoo ) Buddhist, a snake catcher, a donkey, a wol#, a camel, a serpent or snake, mos4uitoes, a %ug, insects, an owl and a place o# darkness are signi#ied %y 6ahu and 2etu /,.// !n these "erses has %een descri%ed the #riendship, enmity and neutrality o# the "arious planets to each other $his is summariAed in the ta%le gi"en %elow& Planet Sun Moon *riend Moon, Mars Jupiter Sun Mercury Neutral Mercury :nemy Venus Saturn

Mars, ..... Mercury Venus, Saturn Mars Sun, Moon, Venus, Saturn Mercury Jupiter Mercury Sun, Venus Mars, Jupiter Moon Saturn Jupiter Sun, Moon, Saturn Mercury Mars Venus Venus Mercury, Mars, Jupiter Sun, Moon Saturn Saturn Mercury, Jupiter Sun, Moon Venus Mars /- Planets are mutually #riendly #or the time %eing when they occupy the /nd, -rd, @th, ,>th, ,,th and ,/th houses #rom one another '$his means that planets occupying the ,st, ?th, <th 7th, ;th, and Eth #rom one another are mutually inimical( )#ter taking into account the natural #riendship and enmity, it should %e deduced whether they are #riendly, "ery #riendly, neutral, inimical and "ery inimical to one another Note B )part #rom the neutral or natural #riendship and enmity amongst the planets, account is taken o# the #or the time %eing '$atkalik( enmity and #riendship
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amongst the planets as posited in a particular %irth chart $he planets posited in the /nd, -rd, @th, ,>th, ,,th and ,/th #rom a particular planet are his #riends #or the time %eing $he ,st, ?th, <th, 7th, ;th and Eth #rom him %ecome his enemies #or the time %eing )#ter taking into account the natural relationship, we come to know what their actual relationship is in a particular %irth chart $his is done in the #ollowing manner & , / @ ? < Natural #riend 'Naisargik mitra( Natural #riend 'Naisargik Mitra( Natural enemy 'Naisargik Shatru( Natural enemy 'Naisargik Shatru( Natural neutral 'Naisargik Sama( Natural neutral 'Naisargik Sama( N $emporary #riend '$atkalik Mitra( N $emporary enemy '$atkalik Shatru N $emporary enemy '$atakalik Shatru( N $emporary #riend '$atkalik Mitra( O Best #riend ')dhimitra( O Neutral 'Sama( O Bitter enemy ')dhishatru( O Neutral 'Sama(

N '$emporary *riend O *riend 'Mitra( '$atkalik Mitra( N $emporary enemy O :nemy '$atkalik Shatru( 'Shatru(

)ll planets cast a 4uarter glance at the -rd and ,>th houses, hal# a glance at the ?th and Eth houses, three.4uarters o# a glance at the @th and ;th houses and #ull glance at the 7th house Howe"er, the aspects o# Saturn on the -rd and ,>th houses #rom him, o# Jupiter on the ?th and Eth houses #rom him and o# Mars on the @th and ;th houses are also treated as #ull aspects /@ $he #ollowing ta%le shows the periods, castes, gunas 'Satwa, 6ajas, and $amas( and the seasons go"erned %y the "arious planets according to this "erse Planet Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Period Hal# a year / 1hatikas 5ne day / months , month ,? days 5ne year =aste 2shatriya Vaishya 2shatriya Sudra Brahmin Brahmin 5utcaste 1una Satwik Satwlk $amsik 6ajsik Satwik 6ajsik $amsik Season 1rishma Varsha 1rishma Sharad Hemanta Vasanta Shishir

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/? $he Sun is signi#lcator o# #ather i# the %irth is during the day time and uncle i# the %irth is during night time He has special in#luence on the right eye $he Moon is the indicator o# mother i# the %irth is during night time and o# maternal aunt i# the %irth is during day time She has special in#luence on the le#t eye Mars is the signi#lcator o# younger %rother Mercury signi#ies adopted son Jupiter represents elder %rother Venus is the signi#lcator o# mother i# the %irth is during day time and o# maternal aunt i# the %irth takes place at night Saturn represents the uncle i# the %irth takes place during the day and o# #ather i# the %irth is during night time /< $he Sun represents the soul and the Moon the %ody Mars and the other #our planets denote the #i"e senses $he Sun and Mars go"ern $eja and ha"e in#luence o"er eye sight $he Moon and Venus rule o"er the generati"e organs %ecause they go"ern the watery element Mercury go"erns smell 'nose( Jupiter go"erns sound 'the capacity to hear( Saturn, 6ahu and 2etu go"ern the touch 6ahu, 2etu and 1ulik are enemies o# the Sun and will cause distress to the %ody and the soul /7 $he waning Moon, the Sun, Mars, Saturn, 6ahu and 2etu are classi#ied as male#ic planets Mercury i# associated with them %ecomes male#ic Notes B $he wa0ing Moon and Mercury not associated with male#ics will %e treated as %ene#ic Mercury, 2etu and Saturn are eunuchs $he Moon, 6ahu and Venus are #emales $he Sun, Mars and Jupiter are males $he Sun %elongs to the #iery element and his ruling deity is 6udra $he Moon %elongs to the watery element and her ruling deity is )m%a 'Par"ati( $he ruling deities o# Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn 6ahu and 2etu are 2artika, Vishnu, Brahma, 3akshmi and Dama Serpent )dhishesha and Braham respecti"ely *ire, water, #ire, earth, ether, water and air are the constituents respecti"ely o# the planets #rom Sun to Saturn
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/; $he grains ruled %y "arious planets are as under &B Sun . Hheat, Moon G rice, Mars . +hal, Mercury . 1reen 1ram, Jupiter . Bengal gram, Venus . =ow gram, Saturn G Sesamum, 6ahu . Black gram, and 2etu . horse gram $he countries related to the "arious planets are B Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn 6ahu 2etu 2alinga Da"ana )"anti Magadha Sindhu 2eekata Saurashtra )m%ara Par"ata

/E $he gems allotted to the "arious planets are as under . Sun . 6u%y, Moon . Pure spotless pearl Mars . =oral, Mercury . :merald shaped like 1aruda, Jupiter . Dellow sapphire, Venus . +iamond, Saturn . stainless Sapphire, 6ahu . 1omedha and 2etu . =at's eye Notes B $he purpose o# indicating the gems ruled %y the "arious planets is to use them #or alle"iating the miseries caused %y their male"olence and to accelerate their good e##ects *or #uller details in this regard re#er to our %ook P1ems and )strologyP pu%lished %y 6ajan Pu%lications ->.-/ $he su%stances assigned to the planets #rom the Sun to Saturn, articles o# their apparel and their tastes are as #ollows $he clothes will %e o# the same color as %elongs to the planets Planet Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Su%stances =opper %ell.metal =opper 5re =old Sil"er !ron =olors o# apparel Sa##ron colored Hhite colored 6ed 1reen Dellow Hhite Black 'old( $astes Pungent Saltish Bitter Mi0ed Sweet Sour )stringent

$he clothes o# Mars are slightly %urnt and those o# Saturn are like a rag 'old
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and worn out( Planets Side on which the mark will %e #ound Sun 6ight side Moon 3e#t side Mars 6ight side Mercury 6ight side Jupiter 6ight side Venus 3e#t side Saturn 3e#t side )ges ?> years 7> years ,< years /> years -> years 7 years ,>> years

6ahu is also to represent the age o# ,>> years Notes B $he a%o"e in#ormation is generally use#ul in 4ueries -- 6ahu is %lue colored He has a huge %ody He is o# a low caste He has got skin disease He is irreligious He su##ers #rom hic.cough He speaks #alsehood He is cunning, a leper de"oid o# !ntelligence and de#ames others -@ $he eyes o# 2etu are reddish with a #ierce look He has a "enomous tongue His %ody is ele"ated He wears arms and is an outcaste His %ody is o# smoky color He is always inhaling smoke 'smoking( He has a %ody marked with %ruises He is lean and %rutal %y nature -? $he su%stance assigned to 6ahu is lead and his clothes are old and worn out )n earthen pot and garments o# "ariegated colors %elong to 2etu Mercury, Saturn and Venus are the #riends o# 6ahu and 2etu Mars is neutral to them $he rest are enemies -< $he planets should %e considered ad"ersely disposed, i# they are eclipsed '%y the rays o# the Sun(, de%ilitated '%e in a sign o# de%ilitation or Na"amsa(, i# they are in any enemy's house or i# they occupy the <th, ;th or the ,/th house #rom the )scendant !# they occupy other places, they are said to %e well disposed !# there %e a 4uery whether the water in a reser"oir 'or in an irrigation project( will increase or decrease, increase in water should %e predicted i# the Moon %e in the ,/th ,,th, ,st, <th ?th or the 7th house at the time o# the 4uery Notes B $he Moon is said to %e eclipsed i# she is ,/K away #rom the Sun
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Mars is eclipsed when he is ,7K away #rom the Sun Mercury in direct motion is eclipsed when he is ,@K away #rom the Sun 6etrograde Mercury is eclipsed when he is ,/K away #orm the Sun Jupiter, Venus and Saturn are said to %e eclipsed i# they are ,,K, ,>K and ,?K respecti"ely away #rom the Sun ) retrograde Venus is eclipsed i# he is ;K away #rom the Sun -7 $he "arious kinds o# trees and plants signi#ied %y the di##erent planets are as #ollows &B Sun . Strong and tall, Moon and Venus . =reeping plants, 6ahu and 2etu . =lump o# a tree or %ush Mars and Saturn . $horny trees, Jupiter . *ruit %earing trees Mercury . *ruitless trees $he trees which %lossom and which supply some kind o# juice %elong to the Moon and Venus $he trees which are juiceless or weak come under the jurisdiction o# Saturn Saal trees are ruled %y 6ahu Thus ends the second chapter on "Planets and their Varieties" In Phaladeepika composed by Mantreswara.

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Chapter & D!'!s!ons of a s!(n


, $he ten.#old di"ision o# the Qodiac is known as +asa "argas 'Vargas mean di"isions( 8nder the scheme o# +asa"arga the "arious di"isions are as 8nder &B ',( 6asi '/( Hora '-( +rekkana '@( $rimsamsa :ach 6asi ->K / parts o# a 6asi o# ,?K each - parts o# a 6asi o# ,>K each ? parts o# ?K, 7K or ;K each ')ll parts are not e4ual( '?( Saptamsa 7 parts o# @K.,7P.;P each '<( Na"amsa E parts o# -K./> each '7( +asmamsa ,> parts o# -Keach ';( +wadasamsa ,/ parts o# /K.->' each 'E( Shodasamsa ,< parts o# lK.,<'.?/P each ',>( Shastyamsa <> parts o# ->' each Vargottama is the name gi"en to that particular Na"amsa in a 6asi which %ears the same sign as that o# 6asi itsel# / !# amongst the ten "argas only the 6asi, Hora, +rekkana, Na"amsa, +wadasamsa and $rimsamsa are taken into consideration, the di"isions are known as Shad "argas !# we add Saptamsa di"ision to them, the 7 kinds o# di"isions are known as Sapta "argas Some learneds ha"e taken the "iew that the e##ect emanating #rom Na"amsa is e4ual to that o# 6asi and Bha"a - !n 6asis the e##ect is #ull !n the Shodasamsa, +asmamsa and Shastyamsa di"isions 'Vargas( it is one.#ourth !n the other "argas it is hal# !n an odd 6asi, the planets are said to %e in 'in#ancy, in %oyhood, youth, in middle age and in "ery old age 'near death(, according to #irst, second, third, #ourth and last si0 degree portions respecti"ely reached %y them in a sign But in an e"en sign this is in the re"erse order Notes B !n )ries, 1emini, 3eo, 3i%ra, Sagittarius and )4uarius there is in#ancy up to < degrees, up to ,/K %oyhood, #rom there to ,;K it is youth and up to
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/@K it is middle age and the last <K comprise the "ery old age !t is re"erse in the case o# e"en signs "iA , $aurus, =ancer, Virgo, Scorpio, =apricorn and Pisces @ Hora is hal# o# a 6asi !n an odd sign, the hal"es %elong, to the Sun and the Moon and to the Moon and the Sun when the sign is an e"en one $he +rekkana or third portions o# a sign %elong to the lords o# the sign itsel#, o# the ?th house and o# the Eth house $he owners o# the +wadasamas or lR,/th portion o# a sign are counted #rom that sign !n an odd sign the $rimsamsas or degrees, that is, lR->th portions %elonging to Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury and Venus are respecti"ely ?, ?, ;, 7 and ? !n an e"en sign it is re"ersed $hen Venus Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars ha"e ?, 7, ;, ? and ? degrees respecti"ely $he #irst Na"amsa in the signs #rom )ries onwards %egins respecti"ely with )ries, =apricorn, 3i%ra and =ancer ? !n an odd sign in 2rura Shastyamsas or inauspicious lR<>th portions are ,st /nd, ;th, Eth ,>th, ,,th ,/th ,?th, ,;th, ->th, -,st -/nd --rd -@th, -?th, -Eth @>th, @/nd, @-rd, @@th @;th, ?,st ?/nd and ?Eth $he rest are Saumya or auspicious ones !n the case o# an e"en sign it is necessary, that is, the Shastyamsa portions stated 2rura in the odd signs are the Saumya ones in the e"en signs and "ice "ersa < $he Saptamsas or the lR7th portion are in the case o# an odd sign, counted regularly #rom the sign itsel# !n the case o# an e"en sign, they are counted #rom 7th sign onwards !n the case o# an odd sign, the +asamamsas or ,R,>th portions are counted #rom the sign itsel# !n the case o# an e"en sign, they are counted #rom the Eth onwards $he lords o# the Shodasamsas or the ,R,<th portions in the case o# an odd sign are those o# the ,/th sign counted #rom that sign Brahma, Vishnu, Hora and 6a"i !n an e"en sign this is re"ersed !# we ha"e to assess the comparati"e strength o# a planet, we should #ind out whether he is in a kendra, trikona, in his own sign, in his moolatrikona sign, in his
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sign o# e0altation or is "argottama $hen we should scrutiniAe its portion in +asa"arga or Sapta"arga Some make the assessment only #rom +asa"arga, others assess the strength and auspiciousness o# a planet #rom thirteen "argas 7 $he position o# a planet has to %e considered with re#erence to ,- "argas to ascertain whether he is in his #riend's house, his own house or in his house o# e0altation $he num%er o# such "argas o%tained %y the planet will result in the attainment o# the #ollowing kinds o# "aiseshikamsas $he com%ination o# /, - @, ?, < 7, ; and E "argas are respecti"ely called Parijat, 8ttama, 1opura, Simhasana, Par"ata +e"aloka, Suraloka and )ira"ata Shri V Su%rahmanya Sastri in his :nglish $ranslation and =ommentary o# this work has gi"en the #ollowing e0ample Suppose Jupiter's position is ;.lK./?'.lP or the /nd +egree o# +hanus He occupies his ',( Moolatrikona '/( +rekkana '-( Saptamsa '@( +asamsa '?( +wadasamsa and '?( Shodasamsa $hus Jupiter should %e declared to ha"e attained a Par"atamsa ;.E $he results o# a planet attaining "arious Vaiseshikamsas are as #ollows& Parijat amsa B 6especta%ility, good 4ualities, wealth, happiness, authority and dignity 8ttamamsa B Modest, cle"er and well.%eha"ed 1opuramsa B !ntelligence, wealth, ac4uisition o# lands, cows and house Simhasanamsa B Makes the nati"e #riend o# a king or e4ual to him Para"atamsa B )c4uisition o# good houses, elephants, "ehicles and other princely appendages +e"alokamsa B 2ingship, renown #or good 4ualities Suralokamsa B :ndowment with good #ortune, ac4uisition o# wealth, grains, and kingship and %irth o# children ,> !# in a nati"ity a planet %e weak in all the ,> "argas the result will %e the death o# the nati"e !# the planets %e weak in E, ;, 7, <, ?, @, -, /, , out o# the ,> "argas the results will %e as #ollows& B E Vargas B +estruction o# the nati"e ; Vargas B 1rie# to the nati"e
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7 Vargas B =alamity < Vargas B 8nhappiness ? Vargas B 3o"e o# kinsmen @ Vargas B *oremost in the #amily - Vargas B *riend o# a king / Vargas B Healthy , Varga B 2ingship !# a planet %e strong in all the ,> Vargas, the nati"e will %e a king o# kings ) planet in in#ancy makes the nati"e progressing !# he is in %oyhood the nati"e achie"es happiness !# the planet %e adolescent, he endows the nati"e with kingship $he nati"e su##ers #rom ill health !# the planet %e in middle age $he planet in old age causes death o# the nati"e Notes B $his means that a planet #rom in#ancy to youth gi"es progressi"ely auspicious results and #rom middle age to old age the results are inauspicious ,, !# the %ene#ic planets %e endowed with strength in the Shad"argas, the nati"e will %e wealthy and longli"ed !# the )scendant #alls in the 2rura amsas in the Shad"argas, the nati"e will %e shortli"ed, poor and o# wicked disposition %ut i# the lord o# )msas in which the )scendant #alls, %e strong, the person concerned will %ecome a king 'a person with a high status political or administrati"e( !# the lord o# the Na"amsa o# the )scendant %e strong, the nati"e will %e lull o# happiness !# the lord o# the +rekkana o# the )scendant %e strong, the person concerned will achie"e the status like that o# a king !# the lord o# the )scendant itsel# %e strong, the nati"e will %ecome the ruler o# the :arth and will enjoy good #ortune ,/ !# in any nati"ity, male#ics %eing in odd signs #all !n the Sun's Hora '#irst ,? degrees(, the nati"e will %e cruel strong and wealthy 5pposite to this, i# the %ene#ics %eing !n e"en signs occupy the Moon's Hora '#irst ,? degrees(, the nati"e will %e lustrous, hum%le, so#t.spoken, grace#ul and #ortunate !# it %e otherwise, the results will also %e o# the same nature !# the dispositions %e o# mi0ed nature, the results may %e e0pected accordingly
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!# in any nati"ity, the )scendant and the Moon %e %oth strong and the lords o# the )scendant and the Moon's sign %e also e4ually strong, the nati"e will %e long.li"ed, happy and renowned ,- $he appearances o# the +rekkanas are as under $he last +rekkanas or decanats o# 3eo, )ries, Sagittarius, 3i%ra and 1emini, the #irst decanates o# Sagittarius and )ries and second ones o# Virgo and 1emini are called )yudha +rekkanas or 'armed' decanates $he second decanate o# Scorpio is called 'Pasa' 'noose( $he #irst decanate o# =apricorn is called 'Nigala' $he #irst decanates o# 3eo and )4uarius and second one o# 3i%ra are "ulture #aced $he #irst decanate o# $aurus is like a 'Pakshi' '%ird( and the #irst decanate o# =ancer has a #ace like a pig ,@ $he #irst decanate o# Scorpio and third ones o# =ancer and Pisces are called Serpent decanates $he second decanates o# )ries and $aurus, the #irst o# 3eo and last o# Scorpio are named as 4uadruped decanates $he persons %orn when these decanates are rising will %e poor, cruel and unscrupulous !n a dual sign, the three decanates in their order will %e )dhama '%ad(, Madhyama 'moderate( and 8ttama 'good( !n the case o# a mo"ea%le sign, the order is re"ersed, that is, the #irst will %e 8ttama and the second madhyama and the last )dhama !n a #i0ed sign the order will %e )dhama, 8ttama and Madhyama $he e##ects will %e in accordance with the names o# the decanates ,? !# the lord o# the 3agna +rekkana %e in his own "arga, %e associated with a %ene#ic or %e in his sign o# e0altation or #riendly house9 i# the rising $rimsamsa, +wadasamsa or Hora endowed with strength %e in a similar position, the nati"e will %e gi#ted with all no%le 4ualities, will %e pure, cle"er, longli"ed sympathetic and wealthy, will %e %lessed with children, will %e widely renowned and will enjoy royal com#orts ,< Note the 6asi o# Mandi at %irth and also where the lord o# that 6asi is posited $he )scendant at %irth will %e in a house ?th or Eth to that o# the a#oresaid lord or one triangular to the Na"amsa occupied %y the lord o# the 6asi representing the Na"amsa occupied %y the Mandi !t may %e triangular to the Na"amsa 6asi
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occupied %y 1ulika But i# the Moon %e strong, the )scendant should %e ascertained similarly through the Moon and not through Mandi ,7 $he person concerned will %e gi#ted with attracti"e appearance and good 4ualities, i# the Moon %e in his own +rekkana or a #riend's decanate !# the Moon has attained an 8ttama "arga, the nati"e will %e #ortunate !# she is posited elsewhere, the nati"e will %e endowed with 4ualities %elonging to the planet who is the lord o# the Moon's sign Planets that are in their own $rimsamsa will do all that has ascri%ed to them as 2arakas $he nati"e will %e wealthy like a king i# there %e at least one planet in his own e0altation house aspected %y or associated with a #riendly planet ,;.,E ) planet is called Pradeepta '%laAing( when he is in his sign o# e0altation He is Sukhita 'happy( when he is in Moolatrikona 6asi He is called Swastha 'healthy( when he is in his own sign He is Mudita 'delighted( in a #riendly house He is Shanta 'calm( when he has attained the "arga o# a %ene#ic planet He is Shakta 'capa%le( when he shines %rightly 'not com%ust %y %eing near the Sun( ) planet is Vikala 'distressed( when he is com%ust He is Nlpidita 'trou%led.tortured( when he is o"ercome in the planetary war %y another planet He is 2hala '%ase( when he is in the "arga o# a male#ic He is Sudukhit 'e0ceedingly unhappy(, he is )ti%heeta '"ery a#raid( when he is in his sign o# de%ilitation /> $he planet in Pradeepta )"astha gi"es good e##ects !n #ull $hey will %e nil when he is !n Vikala )"astha !n the inter"ening )"asthas the auspicious e##ects will %e decreasing proportionately and the inauspicious e##ects will correspondingly increase $he )"asthas o# the planet will determine the e##ects according to the names gi"en to them $he good or %ad e##ects in "arious )"asthas are appro0imately as gi"en %elow& B Pradeepta B ,>> per cent good Sukhita B ;> per cent good Swastha B 7? per cent good Mudita B <> per cent good Shanto B ?> per cent good Shakta B @> per cent good NipiditaB@> per cent %ad 2hataB?> per cent %ad SudukhitoB <> per cent %ad )tt%heetaB7? per cent %ad VikalaB,>> per cent %ad
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$he planets in good a"asthas yield #a"oura%le e##ects in their +asas and )ntardasas $he re"erse is the case with planets in ad"erse a"asthas Thus ends the third chapter on "Divisions of the Zodiac" in Phaladeepika composed by Mantreswara.

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Chapter ) The 'ar!o#s ;!n$s of Stren(ths of Planets an$ Ho#ses


$his =hapter deals with as to how to assess the strength o# the planets and houses '%ha"as( !n this connection %e#ore mentioning the "iew o# Shri Mantreswara, it will %e use#ul to know the "iews o# other ancients Si0 kinds o# strength o# planets is an important and "ery instructi"e contri%ution o# Hindu )strology )ccording to our sapient learneds the si0 kinds o# strengths are ',( Sthan 5ala, '/( Dr!; 5ala, '-( Kala 5ala, '@( Chesta 5ala, '?( Na!sar(!; 5ala, and '<( A/ana 5ala Sthan 5ala B $his is o# the #ollowing twel"e kinds&B ',( <chcha 5ala B) planet at his deep e0altation point, is allotted , 6upa '<> Shastayamsa( !# he is at his deep de%ilitation point, his strength is nil )t the inter"ening positions the strength has to %e worked out %y the rule o# three $his is known as 8chcha Bala '/( !# a planet is in his Moolatrikona 6asi he gets -< Shastayamsa o# strength !n the 6asi o# )dhimitra he gets // ? Shastayamsa and ,? Shastayamsa i# he is in the sign o# a #riend He gets 7 ? Shastayamsa in a neutral 6asi, - 7? in the 6asi o# an enemy and , ;7? Shastayamsa in the 6asi o# )dhishatru '-( He gets -> Shastayamsa in his own Hora, // ? Shastayamsa in the Hora o# )dhimitra, ,? Shastayamsa in the Hora o# a #riend, 7 ? Shastayamsa in the Hora o# a neutral, - 7? Shastayamsa in the Hora o# an enemy and , ;7? Shastayamsa only in the Hora o# a )dhishatru '@( He gets -> Shastayamsa strength in his own decanate, // ? Shastayamsa in the decanate o# an )dhimitra, ,? Shastayamsa in the decanate o# a #riend, 7 ? Shastayamsa in the decanate o# a neutral, - 7? Shastayamsa in the decanate o# an enemy and ,,;7? Shastayamsa in the decanate o# )dhishatru '?( He gets -> Shastayamsa in his own Saptamsa, // ? in the Saptamsa o# )dhimitra, ,? in the Saptamsa o# a #riend, 7 ? in the Saptamsa o# a neutral, - 7? in the Saptamsa o# an enemy and , ;7? Shastayamsa in the Saptamsa o# an
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)dhishatru '<( He gets -> Shastayamsa o# strength in his own Na"amsa // ? in the Na"amsa o# an )dhimitra, ,? in the Na"amsa o# a #riend 7 ? in the Na"amsa o# a neutral, - 7? in the Na"amsa o# an enemy and only , ;7? in the Na"amsa o# an )dhishatru '7( ) planet gets -> Shastayamsa o# strength i# he is in own +wadasamsa, // ? in the +wadasamsa o# his )dhimitra, ,? in the +wadasamsa o# a #riend, 7 ? in the +wadasamsa o# his neutral, - 7? in the +wadasamsa o# his enemy and , ;7? in the +wadasamsa o# his )dhishatru ';( ) planet gets -> Shastayamsa in his own $rimsamsa, // ? in the $rimsamsa o# his )dhimitra, ,? in the $rimsamsa o# his #riend, 7 ? in the $rimsamsa o# his neutral, - 7? in the $rimsamsa o# his enemy and , ;7? in the $rimsamsa o# his )dhishatru 'E( 'a( $he Sun, Mars, Mercury and Saturn amongst those #i"e whoe"er is in an 5ja 6asi '"iA )ries, 1emini, 3eo, 3i%ra, Sagittarius and )4uarius( gets ,? Shastayamsa '%( )mongst the Moon and Venus, whoe"er is in Dugma '$aurus, =ancer, Virgo, Scorpio, =apricorn or Pisces( Na"amsa, gets ,? Shastayamsas ',,( ) planet in 2endra 6asi gets , 6upa '<> Shastayamsa( $hat in a Panaphara 6asi gets -> Shastayamsa and on an )poklima 6asi gets ,? Shastayamsa ',/( 'a( )mongst the Sun, Mars and Jupiter whoe"er is in the #irst +rekkana gets ,? Shastayamsa o# strength !n other +rekkanas they get no strength at all '%( )mongst Saturn and Mercury, whoe"er is in the /nd +rekkana, gets ,? Shastayamsa o# strength 'c( )mongst the Moon and Venus, whoe"er is in the last +rekkana gets ,? Shastayamsa o# strength $hese ,/ com%inations are known as Sthan Bala !n Sanskrit they are called, ',( <chcha 5ala, '/( B ';( Sapta'ar(a 5ala, 'E( >.a ,#(%a Ras! 5ala ',>( >.a?,#(%a na'a%sa 5ala, ',,( Ken$ra$! 5ala and ',/( Dreshta;ana 5ala
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Dr!; bala '+irectional strength( 'a( )mongst the Sun and Mars, whoe"er !s the ,>th Bha"a madhya 'South( gets , 6upja strength $heir strength is nil i# they are located in the @th Bha"a madhya !n the inter"ening locations, the strength has to %e calculated proportionately '%( )mongst the Moon and Venus, whoe"er is in @th Bha"a madhya 'North( gets , 6upa o# strength $heir strength is nil i# they are located in the ,>th Bha"a madhya !n the inter"ening locations their strength has to %e calculated proportionately 'c( )mongst Mercury and Jupiter, whoe"er is in the Bha"a madhya o# the ,st Bha"a '3agna( ':ast( get , 6upa o# strength $heir strength is nil i# located in 7th Bha"a madhya 'Hest( 'd( !# Saturn is in the 7th Bha"a madhya, he gets , 6upa o# strength !n the ,st Bha"a madhya his strength is nil !n the inter"ening locations the strength has to %e calculated proportionately Kala 5ala $his is admi0ture o# the kinds o# strength as descri%ed %elow& B ',( 'a( $he Sun, Jupiter and Venus get , 6upa o# strength e0actly at mid. noon :0actly at mid.night they are de"oid o# any strength *or the inter"ening periods the strength has to %e calculated proportionately '%( $he Moon, Mars and Saturn get one 6upa o# strength i# the %irth is e0actly at mid.night :0actly at mid.noon, their strength is nil *or the inter"ening periods, the strength has to %e calculated proportionately 'c( Mercury gets one 6upa o# strength i# the %irth %e at any time during the day time '/( 'a( Hhen the Sun and the Moon are at a distance o# ,;>K #rom each other, the %ene#ics get one 6upa o# strength Hhen they are together the %ene#ics get no strength at all *or the inter"ening distances, the strength has to %e calculated proportionately $he Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Venus are %ene#ics 2esha"i Jatak is o# the
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"iew that Mercury i# associated with a male#ic %ecomes a male#ic But some )charyas are o# the "iew that #or determining kala Bala Mercury should %e treated as a %ene#ic He support this "iew '%( Hhen the Sun and the Moon are !n the same sign and the same degree, the male#ics get <> Shastayamsa 'one 6upa o# 2ala Bala( !# they are 'the Sun and the Moon( ,;>K away #rom each other, the 2ala %ala o# the male#ics will %e nil !n the inter"ening distances, the strength is to %e worked out proportionately $he Sun, Mars and Saturn are male#ics $his strength is known as Paksha Bala which comes under the pur"iew o# 2ala Bala 'c( $he Paksha Bala o# the Moon should %e dou%led 'the Moon is ne"er retrograde $here#ore it ne"er gets =hesta Bala $here#ore, Paksha Bala o# the Moon is dou%led( '-( 'a( +i"ide the +inamana 'the time %etween Sunrise and Sunset( into three parts, i# the %irth is during the day !# the %irth %e in the #irst part Mercury will get one 6upa o# Paksha Bala !# the %irth %e in the second part o# +inamana, the Sun will get one 6upa o# Paksha Bala !# the %irth %e in the -rd part, Saturn will get one 6upa o# this strength '%( +i"ide the 6atrimana 'the time %etween Sunset and Sunrise( into three parts, i# the %irth %e during the night !# the %irth %e in the #irst part, the Moon will get one 6upa o# strength !# the %irth %e in the second part, Venus will get one 6upa o# this strength, and i# the %irth %e in the third part Mars will get similar 4uantum o# strength 'c( Jupiter will get one 6upa o# this strength i# the %irth %e at any time during the /@ hours '@( 5ne year is o# -<> days and one month is o# -> days *ind out the day o# the week #rom which the year commences, the lord o# that day %ecomes the lord o# the year $he lord o# the year gets ,? Shastayamsa o# strength '?( Similarly #ind out the day o# the week #rom which the month commences, the lord o# that day gets -> Shastayamsa o# strength
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'<( $he lord o# the day in which %irth takes place, gets @? Shastayamsa o# strength '7( $he planet in whose hora the %irth takes place gets one 6upa o# strength A/ana 5ala ';( *rom the centre line o# the sky some planets are in the north $hen they are said to ha"e northern declination !# they are in the South they are said to ha"e southern declination 5ne e0actly on the centre line has no declination 'a( !# the Sun, Moon, Jupiter and Venus ha"e /@K o# northern declination they get , 6upa o# )yana Bala $his strength is nil i# they ha"e /@K o# southern declination *or the inter"ening declinations, the strength has to %e looked proportionately '%( $he Moon and Saturn get one 6upa o# )yana Bala when they ha"e /@K o# Southern declinations *or the inter"ening declinations, the strength has to %e worked out proportionately 'c( Mercury has %een gi"en special consideration in this respect He gets -> Shastayamsa o# )yana Bala i# his declination is > degree $he strength increases with the increase in declination #rom >K./@K and he will get one 6upa o# )yana Bala when he has /@K o# northern declination He also gets one 6upa o# strength when his southern declination is /@K *or the inter"ening degrees o# northern and southern declinations, the strength has to %e calculated proportionately 'd( $he )yan Bala o%tained %y the Sun is to %e dou%led %ecause the Sun is always direct and ne"er retrograde )s he does not get any =hesta Bala, his )yana Bala is dou%led ,#$ha 5ala 'E( $his is the ninth kind o# strength under the heading '2ala Bala' Besides the Sun and the Moon i# amongst the other planets 'Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn( any two %e in the same 6asi, degree and minute, they are considered to %e at war *or the method to work out Dudha Bala, re#er to Sripati Padhati, 2esha"i Jataka or Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra Chesta 5ala
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$he Sun and the Moon are ne"er retrograde in their motions $he remaining planets "iA Mars, Mercury, Jupiter Venus and Saturn ha"e %oth direct and retrograde motions $he strength which the planets o%tain %y "irtue o# their motions is called =hesta Bala 'Motional strength( $o work out this strength the #acts regarding Mandoucha, 2shetra and 2endra etc , ha"e to %e worked out $his in"ol"es lot o# arithmetical calculations !t is not possi%le to gi"e those details here #or lack o# space Still some in#ormation in this regard is gi"en %elow B 'a( !# the planet is retrograde he gets <> Shastayamsa 'one 6upa( o# strength '%( !# he is )nu"akra he gets -> Shastayamsa o# strength 'c( !# he is Vikala, he gets ,? Shastayamsa o# strength 'd( !# he is in Samagama, he gets -> Shastayamsa o# strength 'e( !# he is Manda '$his means motion %e increasing %ut %e less than the medium motion( and direct he gets ,? Shastayamsa o# strength '#( !# he is Mandatara '$he motion %e decreasing %ut %e more than the medium motion( and direct, he gets ,? Shastayamsa o# strength( 'g( !# the motion %e #ast and %e direct, he gets @? Shastayamsa o# strength 'h( !# motion %e #aster, and direct, he o%tains -> Shastayamsa o# strength Naisargik Bala '!nherent strength( $his strength is inherent in the planet and ne"er changes $he Naisargik Bala o# the Sun is <> Shastayamsa, o# the Moon ?, -, o# Venus @/ ;?, o# Jupiter -@ /;, o# Mercury /? 7>, o# Mars ,7 ,@ and o# Saturn ; ?7 Shastayamsa Dr!( 5ala $his kind o# strength is deri"ed #rom aspect !# a planet is aspected %y %ene#ics, the aspect is considered as %ene#ic '#a"oura%le( $o work out the strength o# aspect, the di##erence in degrees etc , o# the aspecting and aspected planet has to %e worked out arithmetically !# any planet is aspected %y male#ics, the aspect is treated as male#ic 'un#a"oura%le( $he strength o# the aspect is to %e worked out arithmetically *or details see Sripati Padhati
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5ha'a 5ala '$he strength o# houses or Bha"as( !n working out the strength o# houses the strength o# the #ollowing has to %e calculated B ',( $he strength o# the lord o# the house '/( $he +ik Bala o# the house '-( $he strength o# the %ene#ic aspects 5ha'a D!; 5ala 'a( 1emini, Virgo, 3i%ra and #irst part o# Sagittarius are %iped signs !# these signs %e in the 3agna, they o%tain one 6upa o# strength !# they %e in the 7th, the strength will %e nil *or the inter"ening houses, the strength has to %e worked out proportionately '%( )ries, $aurus, 3eo, the latter hal# o# Sagittarius and the #irst hal# o# =apricorn are 4uadruped signs !# they represent the ,>th house, they achie"e one 6upa o# strength !n the @th house, their strength will %e nil !n %etween other houses the strength has to %e calculated proportionately 'c( =ancer and Scorpio are 2eeta signs !# they represent the 7th house, they get one 6upa o# strength !n the #irst house, their strength will %e nil *or the inter"ening houses, the strength has to %e calculated proportionately 'd( Pisces and the latter hal# o# =apricorn are watery signs 'Jala 6asis( !# they represent the #ourth house, they o%tain one 6upa o# strength !n the ,>th house their strength will %e nil *or the inter"ening houses the strength will ha"e to %e calculated proportionately A#sp!c!o#s an$ Ina#sp!c!o#s Dr!sht! 6as per 5ol$7 !# there %e more o# %ene#ic aspect on a house, deduct 4uantum o# male#ic aspect #rom it and the strength o# the lord o# the house and add Bhawa +ik Bala to it $he result will %e the total strength o# the house !# the male#ic aspects are more than the %ene#ic aspects, deduct the 4uantum o# the latter #rom that o# the #ormer *urther deduct the result #rom the total o# the strength o# the lord o# the house and Bha"a +ik Bala $he net result will %e the strength o# the house 'Bha"a( concerned
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Please re#er to Jataka Padhati %y Bhu +e"a #or determining the 4uantums o# male#ic and %ene#ic aspects 2esha"i Jataka and Sripati Padhati will also %e help#ul Now we come to Shri Mantreswara's "iews on this su%ject as gi"en in the #ollowing "erses in =hapter @ o# Phaladeepika , ) planet is said to possess si0 kinds o# strength which are in the #ollowing order B ',( 2alay or temporal '/( =hesta Bala or motional strength '-( 8chcha or that deri"ed #rom its e0altation position '@( +ik or directional strength '?( )yana or that deri"ed #rom declination 'north or south( '<( Sthana Bala or positional strength Mars, the Moon and Venus are strong during the night time Mercury is strong all the /@ hours $he rest "iA , the Sun, Jupiter and Saturn are strong during the day time $he %ene#ics are strong during the %right hal# o# the month 'Shukla Paksha( and the male#ics are strong during the dark hal# o# the month '2rishna Paksha( Planets when they are lords o# the year, month, day and house get ,R@, ,R/, -R@, and , 6upa o# strength respecti"ely / $he Moon gets =hesta Bala when it is #ull $he Sun gets this strength when he is on the northern course $he other planets get =hesta Bala when they are in retrograde motion $he planets are "ictorious in the planetary course when they are in the north and are not com%ust ) planet is said to possess #ull 8chcha Bala when he is in deep e0altation position )s regards directional strength or +ik Bala the Sun and Mars get this strength when they are in the ,>th house Mercury and Jupiter get directional strength when they are in the ,st house '3agna(, Saturn gets this strength in the 7th house and the Moon and Venus in the @th house
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Mercury, Saturn and the Moon get )yana %ala when they are on the Southern course $he rest are "ested with )yana %ala when they are on the northern course - ) planet gets Sthana Bala 'positional strength( according to position in his sign o# e0altation, in his own sign, in his #riend's sign or in the si0 "argas ) planet o%tains one 6upa o# strength in a 2endra, ,R/ 6upa in a Panaphara house and ,R@ in an )poklima house $he hemaphrodite planets are strong in the middle o# the sign ',,K to />K(, male planets in the #irst part o# a sign ',K to ,>K( and #emale in the last part o# the sign '/,K to .->K( Saturn, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, the Moon and the Sun are in their natural or inherent strength 'Nalsarglk Bala( $his means Mars is stronger than Saturn, Mercury is stronger than Mars, Jupiter is stronger than Mercury, Venus is stronger than Jupiter9 the Moon is stronger than Venus and the Sun is stronger than the Moon $he Sun is the strongest and the Saturn is the weakest in inherent strength or Naisargik Bala @ :"en i# a planet %e in his sign o# de%ilitation or de%ilitated Na"amsa, he is "ested with #ull strength i# he is retrograde and i# his rays are #ull and %rilliant 3ike the Moon, a planet will %e treated as weak i# his rays are eclipsed 'on account o# %eing near the Sun( e"en though he may %e posited in his sign o# e0altation, in his own or a #riend's sign or Na"amsa $his means that e"en i# the Moon %e in $aurus or =ancer, i# she is "ery near or with the Sun, she will %e considered weak ) de%ilitated Moon when she is #ull 'on Pooran masi night( will %e treated as strong $his principle applies to other planets also ? )ll planets are strong when they are posited in their sign o# e0altation $he Moon is strong and auspicious when she has her #ull Paksha Bala $he Sun has his #ull +ik Bala when he is in the ,>th house $he other #i"e non.luminous planets are strong when they are retrograde 6ahu is strong in =ancer, $aurus, )ries, )4uarius and Scorpio and 2etu is strong in Pisces, Virgo, $aurus and the latter hal# o# Sagittarius and in Part"esha
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and !ndrachapa when the Sun and the Moon are together in the same sign Notes !t will %e use#ul to know at this stage now the position o# Part"esha and !ndrachapa is worked out ',( )dd @ 6asis ,- degrees and /> minutes to the longitude o# the Sun 'Surya( Spasta $he result will %e +hooma '/( By deducting ,/ 6asis #rom +hooma we get Vyatipata '-( )dd < 6asis to the longitude o# Vyatipata, we will get Part"esha '@( By deducting ,/ 6asis #rom the longitude o# Pari"esha, we will get !ndrachapa *or e0ample at %irth the Sun's longitude is 7./<K.ll'.-;P ',( 3ongitude o# the Sun 7./<.,,.-; N @.,-./> +hooma >.E.-,.-; '.( ,/.>.>.> >.E.-,.-; Vyatipata ,,./>./;.// '.( ,,./>./;.-/ <.>.>.> Part"esha ?./>./;.// '.( ,/.>.>.> ?./>./;.// !ndrachapa <.E.-,.-; < $he #irst house gets one 6upa o# strength i# it is a triped sign !# it %e Vrischika it gets , R@ 6upa as its strength !n any other sign the strength will %e ,R/ 6upa $he strength o# the )scendant '3agna( is e4ual to that o# its 3ord and is "ery power#ul when the lord occupies an 8pachaya house '-, <, ,>, ,,( !t is also "ery power#ul when it is aspected %y its lord Jupiter or Mercury or when it is occupied %y Venus and is at the same time without the conjunction or aspect o# any other planet $he day signs are strong in %irths during day time and the night signs in %irth during night time
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7 !# a planet is in his sign o# e0altation he gets one 6upa o# positional strength 'Sthana Bala( He gets -R@ o# this strength in his Moolatrikona 6asi, ,R/ 6upa in his own sign and ,R@ 6upa in his #riend's sign He gets "ery little strength when he is in his enemy's sign !# a planet is in his sign o# depression or is com%ust, he gets no positional strength at all ; $he planets are "ested with #ull positional strength in the )scendant '#irst house(, -R@th strength in the 7th house, ,R/ in the ,>th house and ,R@ in the @th house $his is how a distinction has %een drawn %y the astrologers amongst the #our kendras E $he aspect #rom the 7th house is the only one that should %e considered as most e##ecti"e in all cases But some learneds are o# the "iew that the special aspects o# Jupiter 'to the ?th and the Eth(, o# Mars 'to the @th and the ;th( and o# Saturn 'to the -rd and the ,>th( are e4ually competent in producing e##ects in all Dogas and the like ,> $he Naisargik or natural #riendship and enmity etc o# the planets is more #ully e##ecti"e and pre#era%le to their corresponding $atkalik or temporal ones as the latter is only o# changing nature and not o# permanent one ,, !n warding o## e"il and in promoting auspicious e##ects Jupiter is the most power#ul o# all planets Venus possesses hal# o# the auspicious e##ects o# Jupiter and Mercury possesses only hal# o# that o# Venus But the Moon's strength is the #oundation o# the strength o# all the planets Chan$ra;r!/a etc@ Now we will %e demonstrating the method to work =handrakriya, =handra )"astha and =handra"elas speci#y their e##ects !n the assessment o# a %irth chart, 4uery chart and #or Muhurta, #ull consideration should %e gi"en to =handrakriya, =handra )"astha and =handra"elas =handrakriyas are <> in num%er, =handra )"asthas ,/ and =handra"elas -< ,/ Note the Nakshatra at %irth, 4uery or Muhurta $he 1hatikas and Vighatikas which ha"e elapsed may %e con"erted into Vighatikas +i"ide this result %y ',( <>, '/( ->> and '-( ,>> $he three resulting
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4uotients are named ',( =handrakriya, '/( chandra )"astha and '-( =handra"ela respecti"ely $heir e##ects are descri%ed %elow Effects of Chan$ra;r!/as $he #ollowing are the e##ects o# the <> =handrakriyas& ,-.,? ',( 3oss o# position, '/( 5ne practising austerities, '-( 5ne who has %ad intentions towards other persons' wi"es, '@( 1am%ler, '?( 5ne who is mounted on a prominent elephant, '<( 5ne who is installed on a throne, '7( ) king, ';( +estroyer o# enemies, 'E( =ommander o# an army, ',>( :4uipped with good 4ualities, ',,( 5ne that is dead or without any energy, ',/( 5ne whose head is se"ered, ',-( 5ne who has injured head and #eet, ',@( 5ne who is captured 'imprisoned(, ',?( 5ne who is spoilt, ',<( ) king ',7( 5ne who studies the Vedas, ',;( 5ne who sleeps, ',E( Virtuous, '/>( 5ne who acts according to +harma, '/,( 5ne who %elongs to a good #amily, '//( 5ne who unearths a treasure, '/-( 5ne who %elongs to a #amily o# renowned and learned persons, '/@( 5ne cle"er in e0position, '/?( +estroyer o# enemies, '/<( Sickly, '/7( =on4uered %y enemies, '/;( 5ne who has le#t his nati"e land, '/E( ) ser"ant, '->( 5ne whose all wealth has %een destroyed, '-,( ) num%er o# royal assem%lies, '-/( ) good minister or ad"iser, '--( 5ne who has %ecome lord o# other persons lands '-@( 5ne who is #aith#ul to his wi#e, '-?( 5ne who is a#raid o# elephants, '-<( =oward, '-7( 5ne who !s "ery a#raid, '-;( 5ne who li"es in hiding '-E( 5ne who #eeds others, '@>( 5ne who #alls down in a 5re, '@,( 5ne who is hungry, '@/( 5ne who is eating, '@-( Handerer, '@@( Non."egetarian, '@?( 5ne who is wounded %y a weapon, '@<( Married, '@7( 5ne with a %all in his hand, '@;( ) gam%ler '@E( ) king, '?>( 5ne who is unhappy, '?,( 5ne who has lying on a couch, '?/( 5ne who is ser"ed %y his enemies, '?-( 5ne who has #riends, '?@( ) Dogi, '??( 5ne who is with his wi#e, '?<( 5ne who is #ond o# sweets, '?7( 5ne who drinks milk, '?;( 5ne who per#orms pious deeds, '?E( Healthy and '<>( Happy Effects of Chan$ra A'asthas ,< $he #ollowing are declared %y the wise as the e##ects o# the ,/ )"asthas the Moon&
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',( )%sent #rom one's home, '/( *a"ourite o# a prominent king, '-( 3oss o# li#e in sla"ery, '@( +istinguished #or %ecoming a ruler, '?( :4uipped with 4ualities appropriate #or his #amily, '<( Sickly, '7( Becoming mem%er o# a royal assem%ly, ';( *ear, 'E( Bitten with hunger, ',>( Marriage with a young maiden, ',,( )m%itious to ha"e a lu0urious %ed and ',/( :ating good and delicious #ood Effects of Chan$ra'elas ,7.,> $he #ollowing are the e##ects o# -< =handra"elas as declared %y the wise& ',( Headache, '/( happiness, '-( per#orming a yagna, '@( sitting delighted and com#orta%ly, '?( eye diseases, '<( to %e happy, '7( amusement with young damsels, ';( high #e"er, 'E( gold ornaments, ',>( ha"ing tears in the eyes, ',,( taking poison, ',/( coha%itation, ',-( stomache ailments, ',@( amusing onesel# in water, merriment and painting, ',?( anga ',<( dancing, ',7( rating g#tee, ',;( sleeping, ',E( to o##er charities, '/>( dental trou%les, '/,( 4uarrel, '//( tra"elling '/-( into0ication or insanity, '/@( swimming, '/?( opposition, '/<( %athing according to will, '/7( hunger, '/;( #ear '/E( studying shastras, '->( acting according to own will, '-,( meeting #riends and gossiping with them, '-/( #ighting, '--( sacred deeds, '-@( indulging in sin#ul deeds, '-?( per#ect in cruel action, and '-<( e0altation Notes& Now we gi"e %elow ready made ta%les #or #inding out the =handrakriyas, =handra a"asthas and =handra"elas Chan$ra;r!/a <> parts o# a Nakshatra to #ind out =handrakriya $he stretch o# a Nakshatra is ,-K./>' 5ne si0tieth part o# which will %e ,-'./>P ',( '/( '-( '@( '?( +MS >.,-./> >./<.@> >.@>.> >.?-./> ,.<.@> ',<( ',7( ',;( ',E( '/>( +MS -.--./> -.@<.@> @.>.> @.,-./> @./<.@> '-,( '-/( '--( '-@( '-?(
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+MS <.?-./> 7.<.@> 7./>.> 7.--./> 7.@<.@>

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+MS ,>.,-./> ,>./<.@> ,>.@>.> ,>.?-./> ,,.<.@>

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'/,( '//( '/-( '/@( '/?( '/<( '/7( '/;( '/E( '->(

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*or e0ample in a nati"ity the longitude o# the Moon '=handraspasta( is ,,. />.-7./, and the stretch o# 6e"ti Nakshatra %eing #rom ,,.,<.@> to ,/.>.>& 3ongitude o# the Moon ,,./>.-7 =ommencement o# 6e"ti ,,.,<.@> :lapsed portion o# 6e"ti -.?7./, By re#erring to the a%o"e ta%le we will #ind that the ,7th part ended at -.@<. @> and the ,;th part will end at @.>.> $here#ore %y the elapsing o# ,7th part the e##ect o# its =handrakriya "iA one Hho studies "edas' will %e taken into account which means that the nati"e will %e a learned person Chan$ra A'astha *or #inding out =handra )"astha the stretch o# a Nakshatra has to %e di"ided into ,/ parts $hus one part will come to ,.<.@> +MS ',( ,.<.@> '/( /.,-./> '-( -./>.> '@( @./<.@> +MS +MS '?( ?.--./> 'E( ,>.>. > '<( <.@>.> ',>( ,,.<. @> '7( 7.@<.@> ',,( ,/.,-./> ';( ;.?-./> ',/( ,-./>. >

*or e0ample the elapsed portion o# 6e"ti Nakshatra !s -K.?7'./,P $he third part ends at -K./>.> $he @th part will end at @K./<'.@>P $here#ore the e##ect o# @th part will %e taken into account which is 'distinguished #or %ecoming a ruler' Chan$ra'ela
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*or #inding out the =handra"ela the stretch o# a Nakshatra "iA ,-K./>' has to %e di"ided into -< parts 5ne part will thus come to ,-'.,-P./>P ',( '/( '-( '@( '?( '<( '7( ';( 'E( ',>( ',,( ',/( +MS >.//.,-./> >.@@./<.@> ,.<.@>. > ,./;.?-./> ,.?7.<.@> /.,-./>. > /.-?.--./> /.?7.@<.@> -./>.>.> -.@/.,-./> @.@./<.@> @./<.@>.> ',-( ',@( ',?( ',<( ',7( ',;( ',E( '/>( '/,( '//( '/-( '/@( +MS @.@;.?-./> ?.,,.<.@> ?.,-./>.> ?.??.,-./> <.,7.@<.@> <.@>.>. > <./.,-./> 7./@./<.@> 7. @<.@>. > ;.;.?-./> ;.-,.<.@> ;.?-./>.> '/?( '/<( '/7( '/;( '/E( '->( '-,( '-/( '--( '-@( '-?( '-<( +MS E. ,?.--./> E.-7.@<.@> ,>.>.>.> ,>.//.,-./> ,>.@E./<.@> ,,.<.@>.> ,,./;.?-./> ,,.?,.<.@> ,/.,-./>.> ,/.-?.--./> ,/.?7.@<.@> ,-./>.>.>

*or e0ample i# the elapsed portion o# 6e"ati Nakshatra is -K.?7'./,P Part ,> ends -K.@/'.,-P./>P Part ,, ends @K.@'./<P.@>P $here#ore it #alls in ,,th part $he e##ects o# this 'taking poison' which means the nature is #ed up with li#e and wants to get rid o# it /> $he =handrakriya, =handra )"astha and =handra"ela descri%ed a%o"e will %e #ound "ery use#ul and e##ecti"e in the case o# a %irth, muhurta and a 4uary 5ne ought there#ore to pay particular attention to them %e#ore making any prediction /, Paksha Bala '#ortnightly strength( is o# special importance to the Moon and Sthana Bala is o# some importance to the other planets Hhen this strength added to other kinds o# strength o# a planet, it will add more strength to that planet $here are many such types o# strength N#%ber of 5ala P!n$a // $he Sun is said to %e strong where he o%tains < ? 6upas o# strength $he Moon is strong with < 6upas, Mars with ? 6upas, Mercury with 7 6upas, Jupiter with ; ? 6upas, Venus with ? ? 6upas /- Saturn is declared strong with ? 6upas o# strength !# Shad%ala Pinda o#
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planet %e less than the strength num%er gi"en a%o"e, he will %e considered weak !n this manner the strength o# each planet should %e taken into account %e#ore making prediction Notes& !t has already %een indicated a%o"e what should %e the strength o# a planet under Shad Bala scheme, to %e declared strong Now we consider it use#ul to descri%e the "iews o# other authorities as to when he should %e declared strong on the %asis o# the #i"e kinds o# strength "iA ',( Sthan Bala, '/( +ik Bala, '-( =hesta Bala, '@( 2ala Bala and '?( )yana Bala He ha"e not mentioned Naisargika Bala %ecause it is always the same in e"ery %irth chart $he #ollowing ta%le shows how much strength is re4uired #or the "arious planets to %e declared strong& Planet Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sthan +ik 6S /.@? /.,,.,< /.@? /.@? /.,,.-< 6S >.-? >.?> >.-> >.-? >.-? >.?> >.-> =hesta 2ala )yana $otal 6S >.?> >.-> >.@> >.?> >.?> >.-> >.@> 6S ,.?/ ,.@> ,.7 ,.?/ ,.?/ ,.@> ,.7 6S >.-> >.@> >./> >.-> >.-> >.@> >./> 6S <.-/ ?.?@.,<.-/ <.-/ ?.?@.,-

/@ $o ascertain the strength o# the 3agna and other house add one 6upa to the strength o# the lord o# the Bha"a concerned *urther add to them the +ik Bala and +rig Bala o# that house $he sum total would %e the Bha"a Bala re4uired Notes& !# the Bha"a is aspected or associated with its lord, Jupiter Venus or Mercury or %e aspected %y Jupiter or Mercury, the strength so o%tained should also %e taken into account in determining the strength o# a house 'See "erse < o# this =hapter( Thus ends the fourth chapter on "Determination of Phaladeeplka composed by Mantreswara. hadabalas" in

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, Hhich planet helps to ac4uire wealthF Hhich planet is in the ,>th to the 3agna or Moon whoe"er is strongerF $he source o# ac4uisition o# wealth will %e #ather i# the planet %e the Sun mother i# the planet %e the Moon, an enemy in case o# Mars, a #riend in case o# Mercury, a %rother in case o# Jupiter, a wi#e in case o# Venus and a ser"ant in case o# Saturn $he pro#ession o# the nati"e will %e that assigned to the lord o# the Na"amsa occupied %y the lord o# the ,>th house #rom the 3agna, #rom the Moon and the Sun 'se"erally( whoe"er is the strongest Notes B !t will %e seen in the "erse that the source o# ac4uisition o# wealth has %een limited to relations and some other persons !n ancient times when this work was written, the sources o# income were limited !n modern times the situation is 4uite di##erent *or e0ample, it is stated that in case o# the Sun the accrual o# wealth could %e #rom #ather No dou%t, the Sun go"erns and is signi#icator should %e taken into consideration #or determining the source o# income $he same could apply to other planets *or e0ample, i# there %e a strong Moon in the ,>th #rom the lagna the income can %e predicted #rom white coloured articles 'milk, pearls, silk, white clothes etc (, #rom articles coming out o# water, #rom sil"er, #rom %usiness with #oreign lands etc *or the other part o# the "erse we will try to e0plain its meaning through a chart $he 3agna is 3eo $he Sun is in Scorpio $he Moon is in Pisces $aurus is the sign ,>th to the 3agna Suppose the lord o# this house Venus is in 3i%ra ? degrees $hen Venus would %e in Scorpio Na"amsas in 3i%ra $he Na"amsa o# Scorpio #alls %etween -K.->' to <K.@>' $he lord o# Scorpio Na"amsa is Mars $here#ore, we will take that the source o# li"elihood 'pro#ession( would %e in any o# the signi#ications o# Mars

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!# the Sun %e the strongest 3eo will %e the ,>th sign and its lord is the Sun Suppose the Sun is in Scorpio./< degrees, he will %e in )4uarius na"amsa '%ecause )4uarius Na"amsa #alls in /-K./>' to /<K.@>' o# )4uarius( Saturn will, thus, %e the lord o# the Na"amsa o# the Sun $here#ore the sources o# li"elihood will %e in accordance with any o# the characteristics and signi#ications o# Saturn !# the Moon %e stronger than the 3agna and the Sun, Sagittarius will %e the sign ,>th to the Moon whose lord is Jupiter !# Jupiter is in ,? degrees o# Virgo, he will %e in $aurus Na"amsa '%ecause in Virgo, $aurus Na"amsa #alls in ,-K./>' to ,<K.@>'( $he lord o# this Na"amsa is Venus $here#ore, the sources o# li"elihood will %e in accordance with the characteristics and signi#ications o# Venus ) 4uestion arises why should only the lord o# the ,>th house #rom the 3agna, the Sun and the Moon Hhoe"er %e the strongest, should %e considered and why not assessment should %e made #rom all the three Vis , the lord o# the 3agna, lord o# the Moon sign and the lord o# the Sun sign Many learneds are o# the "iew that e4ual importance should %e gi"en to all the three lords %ecause there are some who ha"e only one source o# income while others ha"e "aried sources o# income / $he sources o# li"elihood o# the nati"e will %e through #ruit %earing trees, %y the recitation o# mantras, %y #raud and cunningness, %y gam%ling, %y speaking lies, through wool, medicines and the like, %y working on metals or through ser"ice under a king or respecta%le person, i# the lord o# the ,>th house %e placed
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in the Na"amsa o# the Sun - $he sources o# income or li"elihood will %e through trade in water. products 'pearls, corals etc (, agriculture and cattle %reeding, pilgrimage to holy places, ser"ice under a woman and trade in drapery !# the Na"amsa occupied %y the lord o# the ,>th house is that o# the Moon @ $he sources o# income or li"elihood will %e through metals, ser"ing #or #ighting %attles, cooking, lands, gold, causing trou%les to others, weapons, ad"enture, association with wicked men, spying or through the#t i# the lord o# the ,>th house occupies the Na"amsa o# Mars ? !n a nati"ity where the lord o# the ,>th house is posited in the Na"amsa owned %y Mercury, the earning will %e through composition o# poem, study o# sacred scripture, %y %eing a writer, or through clerical work or through tricks, through the knowledge o# astrology, through the study o# Vedas, %y recitation o# Mantras, through priesthood or %y some prete0t < !# the Na"amsa %e that o# Jupiter, the sources o# li"elihood or earning will %e through dependence on Brahmins, or through dependence on temples 'ser"ing as priests etc ( or religious )shramas, through the %ene#icience o# the king '1o"ernment(, through study o# Puranas, Shastras, or Vedas, through practicing o# righteous paths and actions, or %y religious instruction 7 !# the Na"amsa %e that o# Venus, the sources o# earning will %e through dependence, ser"ing a woman 'she may %e wi#e, prostitute, 4ueen, a #ilm actress or any other woman(, through cows, %u##aloes, elephants, horses, etc , through teaching music or through musical per#ormances, %y singing or dancing, through sil"er 'sale and purchase(, scents, milk, curd etc , ornaments, through silken and other e0pensi"e dress materials, %y %eing a companion or aides o# a lady o# high standing, or %y his poetic talents ; !# the Na"amsa %e that o# Saturn, the sources o# income or li"elihood, will %e through dealing in roots and #ruits, %y hard physical la%our, through ser"ants or menials, rogues and through the earnings o# men o# low morality, through grains o# %ad 4uality, %y carrying loads, %y #ollowing low kind o# pro#essions, through
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sculpture, wooden materials, and %y ser"ing under a %utcher E !# the lord o# Na"amsa %e strong, there will %e accrual o# wealth without any o%stacle or e0ertion !# it %e weak, "ery little earning may %e e0pected $he country #rom which the accrual o# wealth will %e !ndicated %y the sign representing the ,>th house or the Na"amsa occupied %y the lord o# the ,>th house !# the sign %e occupied or aspected %y its lord, the source o# income will %e #ound in his own country $he same will happen when the Na"amsa occupied %y the lord o# the ,>th house %y a #i0ed sign !# the sign o# the ,>th house %e occupied or aspected %y planet other than its lord, the person concerned will earn in the place other than his nati"e land Thus ends the fifth chapter an "Profession ! "ivelihood" in Phaladeepika composed by Mantreswara.

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, !# Mars occupies )ries or Scorpio 'his own signs(, or =apricorn 'his sign o# e0altation(, identical with a kendra, the yoga so #ormed is known as 6uchaka !# Mercury occupies 1emini 'his own sign( or Virgo 'his sign o# e0altation( identical with a kendra, the Doga so #ormed is called Bhadra Doga !# Jupiter occupies Sagittarius or Pisces 'his own sign( or =ancer 'his sign o# e0altation( identical with a kendra, the Doga arising #rom such a disposition is known as Hamsa Doga !# Venus occupies $aurus or 3i%ra 'his own sign( or Pisces 'his sign o# e0altation( identical with a kendra, the Doga so #ormed is called Mala"ya Doga !# Saturn occupies =apricorn or )4uarius 'his own sign( or 3i%ra 'his sign o# e0altation(, the Doga so #ormed is known as Sasa Doga Nates . $hese #i"e Dogas ha"e %een named as Pancha Mahapurusha Dogas Jataka Parijata has de#ined these Dogas as under &. P)ccording as Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus or Saturn possessing the greatest strength and occupying a kendra is in Moolatrikona, Swakshetra or Swochcha, the resulting 6ajayogas will %e named 6uchaka, Bhadra, Hamsa, Mala"ya and Sasa the %eauti#ulP )ccording to Sara"ali PVenus, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury remaining in their respecti"e own houses or e0altation signs, identical with kendra cause Mala"ya, 6uchaka, Sasa, Hamsa and Bhadra Dogas respecti"elyP But it is imperati"e that Dogas will gi"e the promised e##ects only when the 3agna or the Moon and the Doga #orming planets are without %lemish !n other words they are "ested with strength and are not associated with or in conjunction with male#ics, are not com%ust and not placed %etween male#ics )s the names o# Dogas denote the presons with such Dogas at %irth %ecome Mahapurushas or illustrious persons He ha"e also #ound that the many o# the noted politicians and administrators had one or more o# such yogas present in their
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%irth charts, some illustrati"e %irth charts are gi"en %elow & / $he person %orn in 6uchaka Doga has a long #ace He ac4uires wealth %y per#orming courageous deeds He will %e #ull o# "alour and power#ul, will con4uer his enemies and will %e arrogant He will %ecome #amous %y "irtue o# merits and will %e commander o# an army and will %e success#ul in all his "entures $he person with Bhadra Doga at %irth will %e longli"ed He will %e intelligent, will %e clean 'pure thoughts and clean %ody(, praised %y learned persons, "ery rich and prosperous and elo4uent in his speeches

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- $he person %orn with Hamsa Doga at %irth, will %e a king, a high political or g"ernment dignitary respected %y good people He will ha"e in his hands and #eet marks o# =onch, 3otus, *ish and )nkusha His %ody will %e %eauti#ul, will eat delicious #ood and will %e "irtuous $he person %orn in MaJa"ya Doga will ha"e strong lim%s, will %e "ery rich, %lessed with wi#e and children and good #ortune He will %e prosperous, will enjoy pleasures o# li#e, will possess good "ehicles and %ecome renowned and learned He will ha"e impertur%ed senses @ $he person with Sasa Doga at %irth will %e acclaimed %y all, ha"e good ser"ants, will %e strong, will %e the head o# a "illage or a king He will %e wicked %y nature and will associate with women not his own He will %e inclined to use
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other's wealth and will %e happy $hese #i"e yogas reckoned #rom the 3agna as well as #rom the Moon and will %e #ound e##ecti"e #rom %oth the places $hey %estow on the nati"e an empire and per#ection $he person with one such yoga will %e #ortunate, with two such yogas will %e e4ual to a king, with three he will %e a king, #our such yogas will make him a so"ereign o# so"ereigns ':mperor( and with #i"e such yogas the person will %e superior to an :mperor

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planets occupy the /nd and ,/th houses reckoned #rom the Moon $here will %e 2emadruma yoga i# the a%o"e three Dogas are a%sent Some learneds are o# the opinion that there will %e 2emadruma Doga i# ',( Hhen a 2endra or the Moon is associated with a planet '/( Hhen there is a planet in a 2endra #rom the Moon Notes B )ccording to Sara"ali 2emadruma Doga is #ormed i# at least one o# the said three yogas '"iA , Sunapha, )napha and +urudhara( is not present or i# the Moon's angles '2endras( are de"oid o# angles or i# she is unaspected %y all the planets Such yoga causes e0treme di##iculties

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)ccording to Hora Sara 'an ancient treatise on )strology %y Prithuyasas( the )napha, Sunapha and +urudhara Dogas will not put to e##ect i# the Moon's or 3agna's angles are not occupied !n such case, the Doga arising is called 2emadruma which makes e"en a king %eg $o e0plain this #urther it may %e said that #or o%taining 2emadruma, the Moon should not ha"e a planet on either side or with it $he Sun's presence and o# course that o# nodes, will not nulli#y the 2emadruma Doga But i# there is a planet in any o# the Moon angles or #rom the angles o# 3agna, or i# the Moon hersel# angular to the 3agna, the 2emadruma Doga does not e0ist

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$here are other kinds o# 2emadruma Dogas mentioned in Jataka Parijata which are as #ollows &. ',( $he Moon in 3agna or the 7th %ut not aspected %y Jupiter '/( )ll the planets de"oid o# strength and less Bindus in )shtaka"arga '-( $he Moon in case o# a night %irth i# in #all or in enemy's 6asiRNa"amsa and aspected %y the ,>th lord '@( $he Moon in Scorpio Na"amsa joining a male#ic and aspected %y 3agna lord '?( $he waning Moon in Neecha 6asi #or a night %irth )s regards )napha, Sunapha and +urudhara Dogas according to Sara"ali %y all possi%le permutations and transmutations, one can see -> kinds o# Sunapha yoga, -> kinds o# )napha and ,;> kinds o# +urudhara yogas *or details please consult :nglish translation and commentary o# Sara"ali pu%lished %y 6anjan Pu%lications < $he person with Sunapha Doga at %irth will %e a monarch or his e4ual with sel# ac4uired property and respected and renounced #or his intellectual a%ility and riches $he person %orn with )napha Doga will %e power#ul, will enjoy good health and will ha"e sweet temperament He will %e #amous and all worldly com#orts will %e a"aila%le to him He will %e well dressed contented and happy 7 $he nati"e with +urudhara Doga will enjoy all com#orts o# li#e as may %ecome a"aila%le to a ruler and will own a%undant wealth and "ehicles He will %e
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generous and will %e attended to %y #aith#ul ser"ants 5ne %orn under 2emadruma Doga e"en i# he %elongs to a royal #amily, will %ecome unknown and will lead a misera%le li#e He will %e addicted to immoral ways, will #ace po"erty, will %e a menial and will %e wickedly disposed ; !# %ene#ic planets other than the Moon 'and the nodes( are posited in the /nd, the ,/th and %oth the Bha"as #rom the Sun, the Dogas so #ormed are known as Su%ha"esi, Su%ha"asi and Su%ho%hayachari respecti"ely But i# the planets #orming the Dogas are male#ics, the yogas so #ormed are called Papa"esi, Papa"asi, and Papo%hayachari respecti"ely Hhen the ,/th and /nd #rom the 3agna are occupied %y %ene#ics, the Doga so #ormed is called Su%hakartari !# these houses are occupied %y male#ics the resultant yoga is called Papakartari !# %ene#ics without %eing aspected %y male#ics occupy the /nd house #rom the 3agna, the Doga so arising is known as Susu%ha Notes B !n most o# the authoritati"e works o# Hindu )strology di##erendation lias %een made %etween male#ics and %ene#ics in #orming Su%ha"esi, Su%ha"asi and Su%ho%hayachari Dogas )ccording to them B ',( $he yoga is called Su%ha"esi i# amongst Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn, any o# them is in the /nd to the Sun '/( $he Doga is known as Su%ha"asi i# any amongst the planets mentioned a%o"e is in the ,/th to the Sun '-( !# any or more o# the a%o"e planets are in the /nd and ,/th the Doga is known as 8%hayachari Doga But as will %e seen #rom "erse ;, Shri Mantreswara has made a de#inite and clear distinction %etween the Dogas #ormed %y %ene#ics and those #ormed %y male#ics He #eel that Mantreswara's "iews are "ery logical and there#ore correct E $he person with Su%ha"esi Doga at %irth will %e "ery good looking, happy, meritorious, "aliant, a king and "irtuous $he person with Su%ha"asi Doga will %e renowned, dear to all, and "ery rich and prosperous He will %e go"erned and will %e liked %y the king $he nati"e ha"ing Su%ho%hayachari Doga in his %irth
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chart will ha"e an attracti"e %ody, will %e so#t spoken, will delight the world, will %e elo4uent, renowned and wealthy ,> $he person with )su%ha"esi Doga at %irth will un#airly de#ame others, will not %e %eauti#ul and will mo"e in the company o# low and wicked people $he person with )su%ha"asi Doga will %e dishonest, harsh and a%usi"e in speech and will associate with wicked people He will %e un"irtuous though he will ha"e knowledge o# Shastras and Scriptures $he person %orn in )su%ho%hayachari yoga will su##er mentally due to dishonour in pu%lic and will %e de"oid o# wealth and #ortune ,, Su%hakartari Doga at %irth will make a person longli"ed, #earless, healthy and without enemies Papakartari Doga will make the person misera%le, %ere#t o# wi#e and children He will ha"e de#ecti"e lim%s and will ha"e a short li#e Notes B Sara"ali which makes no di##erences %etween Su%ha"esi and Su%ha"asi and )su%ha"esi and )su%ha"asi Dogas has gi"en e##ects o# di##erent planets #orming Vesi and Vasi and 8%hayachari Dogas )ccording to Sara"ali should Jupiter cause Vesi Doga, the nati"e will accumulate money, %e learned and %e good.treated !# Venus produces this yoga, the person will %e timid, will #ace o%stacles in his missions, will ha"e pleasant 'swi#t( mo"ements and will %e de#eated Mercury's participation !ndicates that nati"e will %e a ser"ant, will su##er penury, %e so#t.spoken and %e modest He will %e %ash#ul Mars denotes that nati"e will resort to %ase means %ut will %e help#ul to others !# it is Saturn that causes "esi yoga, one will join others' wi"es, will %e wicked, will resem%le an old person in appearence, will %e #raudulent in disposition and %e contemptuous He will, howe"er, ha"e wealth !# Jupiter should cause "asi yoga, the nati"e will possess courage, strength and wisdom He keeps up his word !n the case o# Venus, the person will %e "alorous, #amous, "irtuous and reputed Mercury emanating this Doga will make one speak sweetly He will %e %eauti#ul and will o%ey other's orders $he Vasi Doga caused %y Mars indicates that the su%ject will %e "ictorious in war, will %e #amous and will own #ortunes !# the Doga is caused %y Saturn, the nati"e will %e
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%usinessman, wicked, will steel others' money, will hate elders and will %e hus%and o# a pious woman ,/ $he person %orn with )mala Doga at %irth will %e "irtuous, will ha"e #aith in religion, will %e happy, #ortunate, will %e honoured %y the king, ha"e an amia%le nature and will always ha"e a smile on his #ace Notes B )mala Doga is #ormed when there is a %ene#ic planet in the ,>th house #rom the 3agna or the Moon ,- $he e##ects o# Susu%ha, Su%ha 2artari and Su%ha Vest and other Dogas would %e the same as they are caused %y %ene#ics in case o# Suhapha and other Dogas $he re"erse would %e the e##ects in case o# )su%ha, Papakartari and other Dogas caused %y male#ics ,@ Maha%hagya Doga is caused !n the case o# a male i# the %irth is during the day '%etween sunrise and sunset( !# the )scendant, the Sun and the Moon are !n odd signs '"iA , )ries, 1emini, 3eo 3i%ra, Sagittarius, and )4uarius( Maha%hagya Doga will arise in the case o# a #emale i# the %irth is during the night time 'a#ter sunset and %e#ore sunrise( when the )scendant, the Sun and the Moon are in e"en signs '"iA , $aurus, =ancer, Virgo, Scorpio =apricorn and Pisces( !n this connection see the horoscope o# !ndira 1andhi who was %orn at night 2esari Doga is caused when in a %irth chart the Moon is in a 2endra position to Jupiter $he Moon in the ,/th, ;th or <th house #rom Jupiter causes Sakata Doga $he Sakata Doga is cancelled i# the Moon %e in a 2endra position #rom the )scendant 'lagna(

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$he )dhama, Sama and Varishtha Dogas are #ormed when the Moon is respect"ely in a 2endra, a Panaphara and an )poklima house reckoned #rom the Sun ,? $he person with Maha%hagya Doga will %e immensely popular !n the pu%lic, will %e "ery generous in gi"ing gi#ts and will possess a "ery high reputation He will %e a ruler o# the earth, will ha"e a li#e span o# ;> years and will %e o# spotless character ) #emale %orn with this Doga will %e e0ceedingly #ortunate and possess sweet manners Notes B !n the case o# Shrimati !ndira 1andhi whose horoscope we ha"e gi"en a%o"e, all the a%o"e e##ects were e0perienced %y her in her li#e time e0cept that her hus%and was longli"ed $hat was due to other ad"erse planetary dispositions in her horoscope ,< $he person with 2esari Doga will destroy his enemies like a lion He will address assem%ly with wisdom and in a no%le manner He will %e passionate and emotional in his %eha"iour He will enjoy a long li#e and will attain a high reputation and will %e intelligent He will achie"e e"ery thing %y his own "alour ,7 $he person with Sakata Doga at %irth will %e unhappy and un#ortunate He will %e una%le to achie"e any #ame and will lead an ordinary li#e Sometimes his luck dawns and at other times it #ades away $his is the horoscope o# Pt Jawahar 3al Nehru $here is Sakata Doga as the
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Moon is in the <th house #rom Jupiter %ut Sakata Doga gets concelled as the Moon is in a 2endra #rom the 3agna 'in the 3agna itsel#(

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,; $he person %orn with Varishta Doga, will %e wealthy, will possess "ehicles, will achie"e #ame, will enjoy happiness, will ac4uire knowledge and will ha"e intellectual e4uipment, modesty, a%ility, learning and will %e generous $he e##ects will %e o# a medium nature in Sama Doga and "ery little in )dhama Doga ,E Vasumati Doga is #ormed when all the %ene#ic planets occupy upachaya houses '-, <, ,>, ,,( #rom the 3agna or the Moon )mala yoga is #ormed when %ene#ics occupy the ,>th house reckoned #rom the 3agna or the Moon !# the lords o# the signs occupied %y the 3agna and the Moon %e together in a 2endra or %e in the house o# an )dhimitra and a planet endowed with strength aspects the 3agna, the planetary disposition so #ormed is known as Pushkala yoga /> $he person %orn with Vasumati yoga will always remain at his house 'perhaps this means that he will not go out o# his nati"e land( and he will %e "ery wealthy $he person %orn with )mala yoga will possess lands, will %e wealthy, will %e %lessed with sons and will %e #amous, prosperous and wise $he nati"e o# Pushkala yoga will %e re"erred %y kings, will %e renowned and
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wealthy and will wear e0pensi"e clothes and ornaments He will %e #ortunate, will %e a lord o# many men and achie"e a high status /, !# all the planets in regular order are in the ?th, <th and 7th houses, the yoga is known as Su%namala !# the planets should occupy the ;th, <th and ,/th houses, the yoga will %ecome )su%hamala !# Venus and the lord o# Eth occupy their own or e0altation houses identical with $rikona or 2endra, the yoga so #ormed is called 3akshmi Doga !# the Moon %e in his own or e0altation house identical with 2endra or $rikona and %e aspected %y Jupiter, the resulting Doga is called 1ouri Doga // $he person with Sumala Doga at %irth will %e an administrator or high o##icial, will %e re"erred %y king and will indulge in pleasures o# li#e He will %e generous, will %e help#ul to others and will %e de"oted to his kinsmen He will %e %ra"e and will %e %lessed with a "irtuous wi#e and sons /- $he person with )su%hamala Doga at %irth will %e way ward, will %e unhappy, will torture or kill others, will %e timid and ungrate#ul, will not pay respect to Brahmins, will %e unpopular and 4uarrelsome /@ $he nati"e with 3akshmi Doga will %e constantly engaged in enjoyment with a woman o# no%le temperament He will %e %rilliant He will %e capa%le o# pro"iding protection to his men and will %e a #a"ourite o# 1oddess 3akshmi '"ery wealthy( He will %e #ree #rom diseases He will enjoy rides in %eauti#ul palan4uines, horses or elephants 'He will ha"e the pri"ilege o# tra"elling in lu0urious con"eyances( He will %e generous in gi#ts and will %e a capa%le ruler #a"ourite o# his su%jects /? $he nati"e with 1ouri Doga will ha"e a %eauti#ul %ody and will %e a #riend o# the king He will possess good 4ualities and will %e %lessed with sons He will %elong to an illustrious #amily His #ace will %e like a lotus He will %e praised #or his successes 'o"er enemies( /<./7 !# Mercury, Jupiter and Venus %e in 2endra or $rikona #rom the lagna or %e in the /nd house and Jupiter %e in his own sign, #riend s sign or in his sign o# e0altation, the planetary com%ination so #ormed is called Saraswati yoga $he
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horoscope o# Moti 3ai Nehru illustrates Saraswati Doga

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!n this Jupiter, Mercury and Venus are in 2endra and Jupiter with +ig%ala is e0alted in 3agna, #orming a per#ect Saraswati Doga $he Nati"e with Saraswati Doga at %ith will %e highly !ntelligent He will %e "ery competent in composing prose, drama, poetry and will %e learned in )lankar Shastra and Mathematics He will %e skilled in poetry, in narrati"e composition and in the e0position o# sacred te0ts' His #ame will spread o"er the three worlds He will %e e0tremely wealthy and will %e %lessed with wi#e and children He will %e #ortunate and will %e re"erred %y the greatest o# the kings /; !# the 3ord o# the 3agna the Sun and the Moon %eing in their sign o# e0altation, own sign or a #riend's sign, occupy kendra or trikona, the yoga so #ormed is called Srikantha Doga !# Venus, the lord o# the Eth and Mercury %e in similar position, the yoga #ormed is known as Srinatha Doga !# Jupiter, the lord o# the ?th and Saturn %e similarly disposed, the yoga so #ormed is termed as Virinrhi Doga /E $he person with Srikantha Doga at %irth will wear 6udraksha rosaries and his %ody will look white shining %y %esmearing the sacred ashes He will %e "ery li%eral and will %e constantly in meditation o# 3ord Shi"a He will regularly
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and rigidly per#orm the prescri%ed rites and will su%merge himsel# in the worship o# 3ord Shi"a He will %e a #riend o# the "irtuous and will ha"e no animosity against any other religious %elie# He will %ecome in#luential and his heart will %e enlightened %y the worship o# 3ord Shi"a -> $he nati"e o# Srinatha Doga will %e wealthy, splendorous and so#t spoken His Manner o# speaking will %e pleasant and wit#ul He will ha"e in his %ody marks o# 3ord Narayana 'such as conch, chakra, etc ( He will, along with other de"otees or "irtuous persons, %e engaged in the recitations o# religious songs a%out greatness o# Narayana He will %e de"otee o# Vishnu He will %e respected %y other persons He will %e "ery handsome and attracti"e and others are pleased in coming in contact with him He will %e %lessed with a "irtuous wi#e and no%le sons 'children( -, $he person with Virinchi Doga at %irth will %e e0tremely intelligent He will %e #ully a%sor%ed in the knowledge o# Brahm He will ne"er de"iate #rom the code o# conduct prescri%ed %y the Vedas He will %e #ull o# good 4ualities and will always %e happy at heart He will ha"e many distinguished disciples He will %e sweet and no%le in his speech and will %e %lessed with much wealth, wi#e and children He will shine with spiritual luster He will %e long.li"ed, will ha"e complete control o"er his senses and will %e re"ered %y kings -/ Hhen two lords o# di##erent houses mutually interchange places, that is, they occupy the house o# each other, such a disposition o# planets is known as Pari"artana yoga $he interchanges o# the pairs o# the %ha"a lords will num%er << %eginning #rom the 3agna and ending with the ,/th 5ut o# these << pari"artana Dogas, -> are caused %y the lords o# the <th, ;th and ,/th and are called +alnya yogas ; such Pari"artana Dogas are caused %y the lord o# the -rd and are termed as 2ahala yogas $he remaining /; are known as Maha Dogas Notes B *ollowing are the details o# the yogas mentioned a%o"e /; Maha Dogas& ',( $he lord o# the 3agna in the /nd and the lord o# the /nd in 3agna, '/( the lord o# the 3agna in the @th and the lord o# the @th in 3agna, '-( the 3ord o# the 3agna in the ?th and the lord o# the ?th in 3agna, '@( the lord o# the
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3agna in the 7th and the 3ord o# the 7th in 3agna, '?( the 3ord o# the 3agna in the ,>th and the 3ord o# the ,>th in the 3agna, '7( the lord o# the 3agna in the ,,th and the lord o# the ,,th in the 3agna, ';( the lord o# the /nd in the @th and the lord o# the @th in the /nd, 'E( the lord o# the /nd in the ?th and the lord o# the ?th in the /nd, ',>( the lord o# the /nd in the 7th and the lord o# the 7th in the /nd, ',,( the lord o# the /nd in the Eth and the lord o# the Eth in the /nd ',/( the lord o# the /nd in the ,>th and the lord o# the ,>th in the /nd, ',-( the lord o# the /nd in the ,,th and the lord o# the ,,th the /nd, ',@( the lord o# the @th in the ?th and the lord o# the ?th in the @th ',?( the lord o# @th in the 7th and the lord o# the 7th in the @th ',<( the lord o# the @th in the Eth and the lord o# the ,>th in the @th, ',7( the lord o# @th in the ,,th and the lord o# ,,th in the @th, ',E( the lord o# the ?th in the 7th and the lord o# the 7th in the ?th, '/>( the lord o# the ?th in the Eth and the lord o# the the Eth in the @th, ',7( the 3ord o# the @th in the ,>th and the lord o# Eth in the ?th, '/,( the lord o# the ?th in the ,>th and the lord o# the ,>th in the ?th '//( the lord o# the ?th in the ,,th and the lord o# the ,,th in the ?th '/-( the lord o# the 7th in the Eth and the lord o# Eth in the 7th '/@( the lord o# the 7th in the ,>th and the lord o# ,>th in the 7th '/?( the lord o# 7th in the ,,th and the lord o# the ,,th in the 7th, '/>( the lord o# the Eth in the ,>th and the lord o# the ,>th in the Eth, '/7( the lord o# the Eth in the ,,th and the lord o# the ,,th in the Eth '/;( the lord o# the ,>th in the ,,th and the lord o# the ,,th in the ,>th -> +ainya Dogas& ',( $he lord o# the <th in the 3agna and the lord o# 3agna in the <th, '/( the lord o# the <th in the /nd and the lord o# the /nd in the <th, '-( the lord o# the <th in the -rd and lord o# the -rd in the <th, '@( the lord o# the <th in the @th and the lord o# the @th in the <th, '?( the lord o# the <th in the ?th and the lord o# the ?th in the <th, '<( the lord o# the <th in the 7th and the lord o# the 7th in the <th, '7( the lord o# the <th in the ;th and the lord o# the ;th in the <th, ';( the lord o# the <th in the Eth and the lord o# the Eth in the <th, 'E( the lord o# the <th in the ,>th and the lord o# ,>th in the <th, ',>( the lord o# <th in the ,,th and the lord o# the ,,th in the <th, ',,( the lord o# the <th in the ,/th and the lord o# the ,/th in the <th ',/(
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$he lord o# the ;th in 3agna and the lord o# 3agna in the ;th ',-( the lord o# the ;th ',@( the lord o# the ;th in -rd and the lord o# the -rd in the ;th, ',?( the lord o# the ;th in the @th and the lord o# the @th !n the ;th, ',<( the lord o# the ;th in the ?th and the lord o# the ?th !n the ;th ',7( the lord o# ;th !n the 7th and the lord o# 7th in the ;th, ',;( the lord o# the ;the !n the Eth and the lord o# the Eth in the ;th, ',E( the lord o# the ;th in the ,>th and the lord o# the ,>th in the ;th, '/>( the lord o# the ;th in ,,th and the lord o# the ,,th in the ;th, '/,( the lord o# the ;th in the ,/th and the lord o# ,/th in the ;th, '//( the lord o# the ,/th in the 3agna and the lord o# the 3agna in the ,/th, '/-( the lord o# the ,/th in the /nd and the lord o# the /nd in the ,/th, '/@( the lord o# the ,/th in the -rd and the lord o# the -rd in the ,/th '/?( the lord o# the ,/th in the @th and the lord o# the @th in the ,/th, '/<( the lord o# the ,/th in the ?th and the lord o# the ?th in the ,/th '/7( the lord o# the ,/th in the 7th and the lord o# the 7th in the ,/th, '/;( the lord o# ,/th, '/E( the lord o# ,/th in the ,>th and lord o# the ,>th in the ,/th, '->( the lord o# the ,/th in the ,,th and the lord o# the ,,th in the ,/th ; 2ahala $ogas& ',( $he 3ord o# the 3agna in the -rd and the lord o# the -rd in the 3agna, '/( the lord o# the /nd in the -rd and the lord o# the -rd in the /nd '-( the lord o# the @th in the -rd and the lord o# the -rd in the @th '@( the lord o# the ?th in the -rd and the lord o# the -rd in the ?th, '?( the lord o# the 7th in the -rd and the lord o# the -rd in the 7th '<( the lord o# the Eth in the -rd and the lord o# the -rd in the Eth, '7( the lord o# the ,>th in the -rd and the lord o# the -rd in the ,>th and ';( the lord o# the ,,th in the -rd and the lord o# the -rd in the ,,th -- $he person with +ainya Doga at %irth will %e a #ool, will re"ile others and indulge in sin#ul deeds He is always in trou%le #rom his enemies He will speak harshly and will not ha"e a sta%le mind He will encounter o%stacles in all his "entures $he nati"e with 2ahala Doga will occasionally %e haughtly and sometimes sweet in his speech $here will %e occasions when he will %e "ery prosperous and then will %e dri"en to po"erty, unhappiness and misery
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-@ Person %orn with Mahayoga will ha"e the %ene#icence o# the 1oddess Sri and will %e adorned with e0pensi"e and %eauti#ul clothes and ornaments He is re"erred and honoured %y the king He will hold a high position and will %e rewarded o# authority %y the king, He will %e %lessed with sons and #ully enjoy wealth and con"eyances Here is the horoscope o# Smt !ndira 1andhi Here there are interchanges o# houses& B ',( $he lord o# the 3agna is in the 7th and the lord o# the 7th is in the 3agna '/( $he lord o# the /nd is in the ?th and the lord o# the ?th is in the /nd '-( $he lord o# the ,,th is in the <th and the lord o# the <th is in the ,,th

Jupiter

2etu 3agna Saturn

Moon 6ahu Venus Sun Mercury

Mars

',( and '/( are Maha Dogas and '-( is +ainya Doga $he e##ects o# these Dogas were #ully realised %y the nati"e in her li#e Notes . Here it would %e rele"ant to mention that in khand @ sloka // in 8ttarakalamrit, the e0alted results gi"en #or mutual interchange o# lords o# the <th, ;th and ,/th houses are 4uite re"erse o# the e##ects gi"en in Phaladeepika $he sloka in 8ttarakalamrit is as under $his means that ',( !# the lord o# the ;th is in the ,/th or <th, '/( i# the lord o# the <th is in the ;th or ,/th '-( i# the lord o# the ,/th is in the ;th or <th '@( the three lords may %e in the signs o# each other or %e aspected %y each other and '?( i#
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they are not associated with or aspected %y the lords o# any other houses 'in other words they may ha"e nothing to do with the lords o# any other houses(, the person %orn in such a Doga will %e "ery prosperous and a king o# kings $his is known as Vipareeta 6aja Doga which means that the planets who normally gi"e ad"erse e##ect, gi"e e0cellent results Howe"er, there is some di##erence %etween the Dogas gi"en a%o"e and those mentioned in Phaladeepika !n Phaladeepika +ainya Dogas '%y the lords o# the <th, ;th and ,/th( are caused %y interchanges o# two planets only amongst the lords o# the <th, ;th and ,/th, while in 8ttarkalamrita the e##ects are gi"en o# the placement o# the lords o# the <th, ;th and ,/th in +usthanas or o# their association with or aspect %y each other and %e unrelated top lords o# any other houses

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Sun

Mars

Saturn

-? Note in the %irth chart where the lord o# the 3agna is posited, and where the lord o# the sign occupied %y the lord o# 3agna is placed !# the lord o# this sign is in his sign o# e0altation or own identical with kendra or trikona, the Doga so #ormed is termed as 2ahala Doga See this %irth chart as an e0ample !n this e0ample horoscope lord o# the 3agna is Mars He is in 3eo '?th house( 3ord o# ?th house '3eo( the Sun is in the , !t in )4uarius Saturn, the lore, o# )4uarius, is in 7th a kendra, in his own sign o# e0altation $his is how 2ahala Doga is #ormed
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!# the lord o# the sign in which the 3ord o# 3agna is posited, %e in his sign o# e0altation, o# own sign identical with kendra or trikona, the Doga so arising is known as Par"ata Doga !n this e0ample horoscope the lord o# the 3agna Mars is posited in Sagittarius 'Eth house( 3ord o# the Eth house Jupiter is in the @th 'a 2endra( in his sign o# e0altation causing Par"ata Doga

3agna

Jupiter

Mars

-< $he person with 2ahala Doga at %irth will %e prosperous, no%le, %ene"olent, kind and propitious He will %e "ery popular in the pu%lic $he person %orn with Par"ata Doga will always %e wealthy and happy He Hill per#rom acts which will a##ord %y lasting %ene#it to others 'like construction o# +harmashalas, hospitals, temples, reser"oirs, etc ( He will %ecome the ruler o# the :arth

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3 Sun 6ahu Ven Mars Mercury Sat

Jup Moon 2etu

$his is the horoscope o# Shri Morarji +esai #ormer Prime Minister o# !ndia $he 3ord o# the 3agna Mercury is in =apricorn ';th House( $he 3ord o# the ;th house Saturn is e0alted in the ?th causing Par"ata Doga -7 $he conjunction or association o# the lords o# Eth and the ,>th house in any auspicious house consitutes 6aja Doga !# the lords o# a 2endra and $rikona are similarly placed 'that is, they occupy together an auspicious house(, the Doga so #ormed is called Shankha Doga -; $he person with 6aja yoga will %e a king or e4ual to a king Hhen sets out on a journey he will %e greeted %y %ands like Bheri and sounds o# =onch etc He will ha"e a 6oyal 8m%rella o"er his head and will %e accompanied %y elephants, horses, and palan4uins etc Bards and minstrels will recite poems in his praise, He will %e presented gi#ts %y eminent persons $he person %orn with Shankha Doga will enjoy all com#orts in the company o# many %eauti#ul women -E.@, ',( Hhen the se"en planets #rom Sun to Saturn occupy se"en separate signs the Doga so arising is known as Vallaki $his is also called Veena Doga $he person %orn in this Doga is #ond o# dancing, singing and playing on musical instrumets and is wealthy '/( Hhen all the se"en planets are in si0 signs, they #orm +harma Doga $he person %orn with this Doga will %e generous, a king and %ene#actor
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'-( Hhen all the se"en Planets are con#ined to #i"e signs only, they gi"e rise to Hasha Doga $he person %orn with this Doga indulges in enjoyment o# li#e, is wealthy and o# good conduct and has relati"es '@( Hhen all the se"en planets are placed in #our signs only, they #orm 2endra Doga $he person with this yoga at %irth will ac4uire wealth and agricultural lands '?( Hhen all the planets are disposed in three signs only, the resulting yoga is known as Shula Doga $he person with this yoga at %irth is wrath#ul, o# "iolent disposition and poor '<( !# all the se"en planets are posited in two signs only, they gi"e rise to Duga Doga $he person with this Doga !n his %irth chart will %e heretical and without wealth '7( !# all the se"en planets are disposed in one sign, they #orm 1ola Doga $he person %orn with this Doga will %e !ndolent, shortli"ed, without wealth, sin#ul and will associate with low type o# persons Such a person will not %e a skill#ul artisan @/ Hhen the %ene#ic planets occupy the <th, 7th and ;th places #rom the 3agna or the Moon, the Doga so #ormed is called )dhiyoga $he person %orn with )dhiyoga is a commander 'Superintendent o# Police or =ommander o# an army(, a minister or a ruler 'o# a +istrict or State( He will %e renowned, prosperous, wealthy, longli"ed and large souled $his is the horoscope o# Sardar Patel !n this Mercury, Jupiter and Venus are in the 7th #rom the 3agna and in the <th #rom the e0alted Moon $here is %oth 3agnadhiyoga and =handradhiyoga

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6ahu

Moon

Mars Sat Sun Merc Jup Ven 2etu

NotesB Some authors are o# the "iew that #or the )dhiyoga '#rom the Moon or the 3agna( all the three houses "iA ,'the <th, 7th and ;th should %e occupied %y Mercury, Jupiter or Venus None o# them should %e "acant %ut this is not correct Shruti 2irti has pronounced that according to Vyas and other ancient sages Mercury, Jupiter and Venus may %e separately !n the three houses or two may %e in one house and the third may %e in any other house 'amongst <,7 and ;( and all the three may %e together in any o# these three houses to meet the re4uirements o# these three houses to #orm this yoga @- $he #urther e##ects o# the )dhiyoga are that the nati"e will %ecome lord o# men, will always %e wealthy, will ha"e a large num%er o# kinsmen and whom he will #eed and will %e "ictorious o"er his enemies @@.?< ',( %ene#ics occupy or aspect the 3agna and the lord o# 3agna not %eing com%ust %e posited in an auspicious house in his sign o# e0altation or own sign, the resulting planetary disposition is called =hamara Doga $he person with this yoga at %irth grows 'progresses( in prosperity like the Moon o# the %right hal# o# the month and well %eha"ed He is wealthy, renowned, longli"ed and lord o# men '/( !# the /nd house is occupied or aspected %y %ene#ic planet and the lord o# /nd house not %eing com%ust is posited in an auspicious house in his sign o# e0altation or in his own sign, the resulting Doga is +henu Doga, the person %orn
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with this yoga will %e well e4uipped with gold, wealth, grains, and precious stones, and will %e e4ual to king o# kings '-( !# the third house is occupied or aspected %y %ene#ic planets and the lord o# the third house not %eing com%ust, is in an auspicious house, in his sign o# e0altation or in his own sign, the yoga so #ormed is known as Shaurya yoga $he person %orn with Shaurya Doga has younger %rothers de"oted to him $he younger %rothers will attain glory and will %e %ra"e and "aliant and will %e endowed with admiration o# others His nature will %e adorned like Shri 6ama, he will %e engrossed in state a##airs, will %e lo"ed %y e"ery%ody and will %e "ery renowned '@( !# the #ourth house is similarly disposed the Doga #ormed is known as Jaladhi $he person %orn with this Doga will %e rich in cattle wealth and grains He will own a %eauti#ully constructed mansion #ull o# relati"es He will ha"e an e0cellent wi#e, gems, clothes, ornaments and will attain a high and respecta%le status He will %e %lessed with e"erlasting happiness He will own elephants, horses, palan4uins etc , and will %e re"erred %y the king He will %e de"oted to Brahmins and gods and construct wells and reser"oirs %y the road side #or the %ene#it o# others '?( Similar disposition o# the ?th house gi"es rise to =hhattra Doga $he person %orn with =hhattra yoga will lead a "ery happy #amily li#e, will %e "ery #ortunate and will enjoy happiness #rom children, will %e wealthy and renowned with elo4uent speech He will possess a sharp intellect and will %ecome a minister o# the king He will %e honoured %y the king and will %e respected %y others '<( Similar disposition o# the <th house causes )stra yoga $he person %orn with )stra yoga will %e capa%le o# con4uering "ery power#ul enemies He will %e cruel in his disposition and arrogant He will ha"e %ruised lim%s %ut a strong %ody He will %e 4uarrelsome Notes B Normally the <th house is treated as +usthana '%ad house(9 %ut i# the lord o# the si0th %e in the si0th, he impro"es the e##ects o# the <th house !t is generally said %y the astrological pandits that male#ics do good i# they are posited
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in the <th house $he reason #or this can %e that the <th house is 'Shatru sthana' Male#ics will destroy the enemies !t is also %elie"ed that Mars, Saturn and 6ahu are good in the -rd, <th and ,,th $he reason #or this is also the same, namely, the male#ic will destroy enemies and diseases Now we come to Shri Mantreshwarar's "iews )ccording to him the lord o# a house gi"es good e##ects when he is "ested with strength $his is uno%jectiona%le %ut he has also e0pressed the opinion that i# lord o# a +usthana is posited in another dustnana he does good $his has %een descri%ed in Verse ?7 o# this "ery chapter )nother thing is that %ene#ics do good to the house where they are posited Similarly the aspect o# %ene#ics impro"es the e##ects o# the aspected house '7( !# there %e similar disposition o# the 7th house, the Doga arising is called 2ama yoga $he person with 2ama yoga at %irth will ha"e nothing to do with other people's wi"es His good 4ualities will ena%le him to surpass his #ather and he will %e "ery prosperous ';( Hith similar disposition o# the ;th house, the yoga.#ormed is known as )stra yoga $he person with this yoga will distur% others in their work and will %ecome a tale%earer He will %e sel#ish, poor and ha"e #or%idden cra"ings He will indulge in mean doings and will untimately su##er #or his unwanted doings 'E( $he Eth house disposed in the same manner gi"es rise to Bhagya Doga $he person who has his %irth in the Bhagya yoga will mo"e in palan4uins 'e0cellent "ehicles( in the midst o# sounds o# musical instruments '%ands, drums etc ( and with chowries wa"ing to and #ro He will always %e e4uipped with wealth and will o%ser"e a righteous code o# conduct 1ods and Brahmins will %e pleased with him #or his de"otion and "irtues He win make his #amily illustrious and will ha"e a lowering disposition ',>( $he disposition in similar manner in the ,>th will cause 2hyati Doga $he person %orn with 2hayti yoga at his %irth will %ecome a king who will protect his good su%jects %y #ollowing a code o# conduct appro"ed %y all He will ha"e sons, #riends, wi#e and will %e "ery wealthy, prosperous and #amous ',,( $he disposition in the same way o# the ,,th will gi"e rise to Parijata
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Doga $he person %orn with the Parijata Doga will always %e cele%rating on some account or other He will %ecome a king and will also %e the owner o# much hoarded wealth He will ha"e a large #amily and will %e #ond o# hearing songs o# great people He will %e learned and always engaged in per#orming auspicious #unctions ',/( $he ,/th house so disposed will cause Musala Doga $he person %orn with Musala Doga will accumulate wealth with great di##iculty He will su##er humiliation His wealth will %e tnsta%le His e0penditure will %e only #or legitimate purposes He will %e stupid and o# unsteady mind and he will go to hea"en a#ter his death ?7 !# the lords o# the houses #rom the 3agna onwards are in the <th, ;th or the ,/th or !# the houses are occupied or aspected %y male#ics, ,/ kinds o# yogas are #ormed #rom the houses commencing #rom the 3agna $hey are respecti"elyB ',( )"a Doga, '/( Nisswa Doga, '-( Mriti Doga, '@( 2uhu Doga, '?( Pamara Doga, '<( Harsha Doga, '7( +ushkriti Doga, ';( Sarala Doga, 'E( Nir%hagya Doga, ',>( +uryoga, ',,( +aridra Doga, and ',/( VimalaDoga ?; $he person %orn with )"a yoga will %e o# no signi#icance 'He will %e unknown and will %e o# no importance to others( He will %e e0ceedingly poor and will ha"e a short li#e ')lpa ayu( He will su##er humiliations, will remain in company o# the wicked and will Be de#ormed and o# ill %eha"iour His position will remain unsteady ?E $he person with Nisswa yoga at %irth will %e harsh in speaking His wi#e will not %ear children He will remain in %ad company and will ha"e ill #ormed teeth and eyes He will %e %ere#t o# intelligence, children, learning and power His wealth will %e taken away %y his enemies <> $he person with Mriti Doga will %e annihilated %y his enemies, will %e de"oid o# %rothers, shame, strength and wealth He will get tired %y indulging in unseemly actions and will %e o# e0cita%le temperament <, 2uhu Doga will make the nati"e %e %ere#t o# mother, con"eyances,
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#riends, happiness, ornaments, relations He will %e unemployed and without a place o# li"ing ha"ing lost the one already owned %y him and will ha"e association with women o# low caste </ Pamara Doga which a##ects the ?th house, will gi"e the nati"e a misera%le li"ing and he will %e indiscriminate He will %e liar and a cheat He will su##er #rom loss o# children or will %e childless He will associate with mean and wicked persons He will ha"e no #aith in 1od or religion and will %e a glutton <- Harsha Doga concerns the <th house )ccording to this yoga i# the lords o# the <th, ;th and ,/th occupy the <th house, the nati"e will %e %lessed with happiness and good #ortune and a strong constitution He will con4uer his enemies and will hesitate in indulging in sin#ul deeds He will %ecome a #riend o# illustrious and men with class He will %e wealthy, splendourous, #amous and will ha"e #riends and sons <@ +ushkriti Doga in"ol"es the 7th house $he person with this yoga at %irth, will %e depri"ed o# his own wi#e and will indulge with other persons' wi"es He will wander a%out to and #ro unnoticed and will su##er #rom "enereal diseases He will %e punished %y the king '1o"ernment( He will %e hated %y his relations and will remain unhappy in conse4uence <? Sarala Doga concerns the ;th house $he yoga is #ormed i# the lords o# the <th, ;th or ,/th are posited in the ;th house $his yoga inspite o# the house %eing a +usthana gi"es e0cellent results $he yoga ena%les the nati"e to %e longli"ed resolute, #earless, prosperous, learned, %lessed with children and wealth $he nati"e with this yoga will achie"e success in all his "entures, will %e "ictorious o"er his enemies and will %e a great cele%rity << $he Nir%hagya Doga which concerns the Eth house 'the house o# Bhagya( causes the nati"e to lose all his paternal property such as lands, house etc He will ha"e no regard #or good people and elders and will %e irreligious He will %e dressed in old and worn out clothes, will %e poor and misera%le <7 )ll the physical e##orts will pro"e #ruitless #or the person %orn with +uryoga in"ol"ing the ,>th house He will %e o# no importance, a traitor and "ery
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sel#ish only earning to satis#y his own hunger He will %e constantly away #rom his home and li"e a%road <; $he yoga in"ol"ing the ,,th house is known as +aridrya Doga !ncoming de%ts constantly will %e the way o# li#e #or the person with this yoga He su##ers #rom diseases o# the ear He will %e depri"ed o# good %rotherhood and will %e engaged in cruelly and sins He will %e indecent in speech and work like a menial <E $he person with his %irth in Vlmla Doga 'which concerns the ,/th house( will %e #rugal in his e0penses and cle"er in sa"ing money He will %e e4uipped with good %eha"iour towards others, will enjoy happiness, will %e independent, will #ollow a respecta%le pro#ession or conduct and will %e well known #or his good 4ualities Notes B He would like to make some comments on the three yogas "is , Harsha, Sarala and Vimala in"ol"ing the <th, ;th, and ,/th, the three +usthanas or inauspicious houses o# a horoscope )s will %e seen irom "erses <-, <? and <E, i# the lords o# these three houses are posited in their own houses or in any o# the other two houses, they produce e0cellent results :"ery planet !n his own house is deemed to %e good and strong e"en i# the house concerned is <th, ;th or ,/th9 %ut how is it that lord o# an inauspicious house produces good resultes when he is posited in another inauspicious house $he reason gi"en #or such an opposite e##ect is that the lord o# an inauspicious when disposed in another inauspicious %ecomes so weak that it loses its e"il character and assumes the role o# a strong %ene#ic to ena%le him to produce e0cellent opposite results Hhy these three yogas ha"e %een called as Vipareeta 6aja DogasF )s stated in our notes on "erses --.-? 8ttarakalamrit supports this "iew9 %ut Parashara in his Brihat Parashara Bora Shastra has accorded no recognition to this yoga $he e##ects gi"en there o# disposition o# the lords o# the <th, ;th and ,/th in each other's houses are descri%ed %elow &. ',( <th lord in the <th . $he nati"e will ha"e enmity with the group o# his kinsmen %ut he will %e #riendly to others and will enjoy mediocre happiness in matters like wealth
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'/( <th lord in the ;th . $he nati"e will %e sickly, inimical, will desire others' wealth, %e interested in other's wi"es and %e impure 'or degraded( '-( <th lord in the ,/th . $he nati"e will always spend on "ices, %e hostile to learned people and will torture li"ing %eings '@( ;th lord in the <th . $he nati"e will win o"er his enemies, %e a##lteted %y diseases and during childhood, will incure danger through snakes and water '?( ;th lord in the ;th . $he nati"e will %e longli"ed !# the said planet %e weak %eing in the ;th the nati"e's longe"ity will %e medium, he will %e a thie#, %e %lameworthy and will %lame others as well '<( ;th lord in the ,/th . $he nati"e will spend on e"il deeds and will ha"e a short li#e More so, i# there %e additionally a male#ic in the said house '7( ,/th lord in the <th . $he nati"e will incur enmity with his own men, %e gi"en to anger, %e sin#ul and, misera%le ';( ,/th lord in ;th . $he nati"e will always gain, will speak a##a%ly, will enjoy a medium span o# li#e and %e endowed with 4ualities 'E( ,/th lord in the ,/th . $he nati"e will #ace hea"y e0penditure, and will not ha"e physical #elicity, %e irrita%le and spite#ul !t will %e seen #rom the a%o"e that according to Parasara the lords o# the <th, ;th and ,/th are not good enough e"en when they occupy their own houses )ccording to him only the ,/th lord in the ;th produces some good e##ects +r B V 6aman also has not %een kindly to the Harsha, Sarala and Vimala yogas laid down %y Shri Mantreswara !n his %ook $hree Hundred !mportant =om%inations while commenting on these three yogas he says %oldly, P$hese three yogas #urnish us with a clue as to how lords o# +usthanas %y occupying another +usthana can o"ercome the e"il due to such male#ic ownership :"en though the author o# the a%o"e yogas has ascended "ery pleasant results to these three com%inations yet in actual practice, 4uite contrary ha"e %een the results Parashara and 3omasa do not seem to #a"our the conception that the sting arising #rom an e"il lordship can disappear entirely as a result o# the lord occupying another +usthana 5n the other hand, the intensity will %e somewhat modi#ied $his is
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e"ident #rom the #act that according to Parashara, when the <th lord is in the <th, the nati"e's relati"es %ecome enemies while he would %e #riend o# the outsiders9 and when the <th lord is in ;th or ,/th, the person %ecomes sick, hates learned men,, goes a#ter others' women and takes pleasure in causing "iolence $here#ore, in interpreting the three yogas gi"en a%o"e, one should ha"e an eye on the intrinsic e"il nature o# the ownershipP !t is also stated in "erse ?7 o# Phala +eepika that Harsha, Sarala and Vimala Dogas will also %e #ormed i# the <th, ;th or ,/th houses %e associated with or aspected %y male#ics !n the conte0t o# the general principles o# Hindu )strology, we #ind it di##icult to %elie"e that such dispositions or com%inations can yield any auspicious e##ects He ha"e not #ound mention o# any such yogas !n Brihat Jataka, Sara"ali and Jataka Parijata 7> !# the lords o# the <th, ;th and ,/th houses "ested with strength are posited in 2endra or $rikona and the lords o# ,st, ,>th, @th and Eth houses %e weak or com%ust, and occupy the <th, ;th and ,/th houses, the yoga so arising is named +uryoga !#, howe"er, the a%o"e dispositions are in the re"erse order, "iA , the lords o# the <th, ;th and ,/th houses %eing weak or com%ust occupy those houses and the lords o# the ,st, @th, Eth and ,>th %eing strong are posited in the kendra or trikona house, the nati"e will %ecome a king, #ortunate, wealthy, happy and "irtuous Thus ends the si#th chapter on "$o%as" in Phaladeepika composed by Mantreswara.

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Chapter RAAA ,>9AS


, $he nati"e %ecomes a widely renowned king i# at %irth he has three or more planets in their signs o# e0altation or in their own signs posited in a kendra :"en one %orn in an ordinary #amily %ecomes a ruler o# the earth possessing %ands o# elephants and horses, i# #i"e or more planets %e posited in a kendra in their signs o# e0altation or in their own signS / ) person %orn in a royal #amily %ecomes a king i# he is not %orn under any +uryoga nor any planets at the time o# his %irth are eclipsed %y the Sun's rays ) person %orn in a royal #amily %ecomes a king i# in his nati"ity three or more planets posited in a kendra are in their signs o# e0altation or in their own signs %ut i# such a yoga e0ists in the nati"ity o# a person %orn in an ordinary #amily, he %ecomes in#luended and prosperous like a king He can also %ecome a king - :"en a single planet, e"en i# he %e in de%ilitation, is capa%le o# making a person e4ual to a king, i# not %eing posited in +usthana '<th ;th or ,/th( or com%ust and %e possessed o# %rilliant rays and %e in retrograte motion !# three or more planets %e so disposed, the nati"e %ecomes a king !# there are many planets posited in auspicious houses and Na"amsas the nati"e will %ecome a king endowed with the inslgnias o# royalty such as crown, um%rella and wa"ing chowries @ $he nati"e %elonging to royal #amily %ecomes "ictorious e"ery where i# at his %irth two or more planets are endowed with +ig%ala Notes B $he Sun and Mars ha"e #ull +lg%ala in the Bha"a madhya o# the ,>th house $he Moon and Venus ha"e #ull +ig%ala in the Bha"a Madhya o# the @th house Mercury and Jupiter ha"e #ull +ig%ala in the Bha"a madhya o# the #irst house Saturn has #ull +lg%ala in the Bha"a madhya o# the #irst house Saturn has lull +ig%ala in the Bha"a madhya o# the 7th house Should there %e #i"e such planets 'e0cepting Saturn( or at least @ planets possessing +ig%ala, e"en the person %orn in an ordinary #amily, %ecomes a king
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? Hhen the 3agna and the Moon %oth %e !n Vargottama Na"amsas and when the 3agna %e aspected %y #our planets other than the Moon, the person %elonging e"en to a low #amily %ecomes a king < Should at %irth the lord o# the 3anga %eing Vargottama %e posited in a kendra or $rikona and the lord %eing Vargottama %e posited in a kendra or the Eth in his own sign or his sign o# e0altation, the nati"e will %ecome a king who will occupy a %eati#ul golden "ehicle on the %ack o# an elephant, with chowries adorning the two sides 7 Hhen at %irth the Moon is %rilliant with white luster and is aspected %y planet disposed in his own sign or his sign o# e0altation, e"en the person whose legitimacy is 4uestiona%le, will %ecome a king Hhen the #ull Moon is placed in 2endra other than the 3agna the nati"e will %ecome a king owning elephants and horses ; Hhen at %irth Venus %eing placed in )swini Nakshatra occupies the 3agna and is aspected %y three planets, the person concerned %ecomes a power#ul king capa%le o# o"ercoming his enemies Hhen the lord o# 3agna is power#ul and occupies the /nd house with Venus in a sign which is not his sign o# depression nor an enemy's sign, the person concerned will %ecome a king E Should Mars %e in )ries or Sagittarius identical with the lagna and %e aspected %y a #riendly planet, the person concerned %ecomes a king Should the lord o# the Eth %e in the ,>th and "ice "ersa, the person %orn %ecomes a king who is e0tolled %y all '$his is a "ery power#ul 6aja Doga( ,> Should the Sun in conjunction with the Moon %e posited in the middle o# Sagittarius, Saturn %e occupying the 3agna and a "ery power#ul Mars %e in his sign o# e0altation, the nati"e will %ecome an e0tremely "alourous king who will %e o##ered solutations out o# #ear %y his enemies #rom a distance Notes . !t will %e rele"ant to 4uote here Varahamihir who in his great work Brihat Jataka has speci#ied that Saturn is capa%le o# con#erring royalty i# were to rise with the ascendant identical with 3i%ra, Sagittarius, =apricorn, )4uarius or
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Pisces ,, !# the Moon %rilliant with disc resem%ling nectar and lotus stalk in color 'i e the #ull Moon( occupies a Na"amsa owned %y the Sun and %ene#ics unassociated with male#ics occupy kendra, the person %orn will %ecome a king owning many elephants ,/ Should the Moon %e %rilliant and as white as milk or conch 'i e #ull( and three other planets not %eing in depression sign or "argas or inimical sign or inimical "argas, %e in their own Na"amsas and %e recei"ing the aspect o# %ene#ics, the person %orn %ecomes lord o# the :arth 'king( and Van4uishes his enemies ,- Should the Moon ha"ing attained Vargottamsa %e aspected %y a strong planet and no male#ic %e posited in the 3agna the person will %ecome an emperor and possess a well #ormed %ody ,@ Hhen Jupiter, Mercury and Venus or the Moon are posited in Eth with %rilliant rays uneclipsed and are also aspected %y or associated with #riendly planets, the person %orn will %ecome a great king and will %e worshipped %y his su%jects like a deity ,? Should Jupiter and Venus %e in Meena, Saturn %e e0alted, the #ull Moon %e aspected %y Mars and the Sun %e in )ries identical with the 3agna, the nati"e concerned will %ecome a king owning a "ast army %y whose marching so much dust is raised that Sun %ecomes in"isi%le and as a conse4uence the lotus #lowers %egin to contract under the impression that the Sun has set Notes B $his "erse appears to %e somewhat con#using and complicated and has led to commentators to interpret it in more than one way $he translation gi"en a%o"e is that %ased on the interpretation %y Shri V Su%rahmanya Shastri )ccording to him this is the only possi%le com%ination the author could ha"e had in "iew as otherwise a #ull Moon in e0altation with the Sun in )ries is an impossi%ility, the Moon to %e in e0altation, she should %e placed in $aurus !# the Sun were to %e in )ries the Moon cannot %e #ull !n #urther e0plaining the com%ination Shri Shastri has said that planetary position as per his translation will %e as #ollows&
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Venus and Jupiter are in Pisces )ries is rising with the Sun in it, the Moon is in 3i%ra and Saturn is e0alted there Mars placed in =ancer aspects the Moon '$his is in "iew o# the phrase $ee"ra"ilochana Mars !s strong in his @th glance( $he reader should see #or himsel# that in the a%o"e com%ination, Venus, the Sun and Saturn are e0alted Jupiter is !n his own sign $he Sun, Mars and Saturn are in 2endra Saturn has got #ull +ig%ala Mars thougn de"oid o# +ig%ala has got Neecha%hanga 6aja Doga, as per "erses /7 to -> o# this =hapter with the a%o"e com%ination, the lord o# )scendant with Neecha%hanga 6aja Doga through the Moon de#initely con#ers kingship on the nati"e

Jup Ven

Sun 3 Mars

Moon Sat

Howe"er, according to the interpretation o# the well known author and commentator Pt 1opesh 2umar Ijha, the disposition o# planets should %e as under &B Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are in Pisces $he Moon is #ull and is placed in $aurus in her sign o# e0altation $he Sun is aspected %y Mars and the 3agna is identical with )ries $he Sun has to %e in Scorpio #or the Moon to %e #ull and Mars has %een in $aurus or 3eo to %e a%le to aspect the Sun He #eel that Shri 5jha's interpretation is not correct as the com%ination #ormed according to it is not strong enough to #orm a 6aja Doga and con#er kingship on the nati"e
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Jup Ven Sat

Mars Moon

Mars

Sun

,< 'a( $he %irth %e at night '%( the Moon %e in =ancer identical with ,>th house, 'c( %ene#ics %eing in depression or inimical signs %e posited in the -, <, ,, houses or %e in deep e0altation or %e all posited in kendras uneclipsed Hhen the nati"e has such a disposition o# planets at %irth, he %ecomes, a great king ruling the three worlds under one um%rella ,7 !# the #ull Moon %e in Vargottamamsa, the person %orn %ecomes a power#ul 2ing o# the :arth and is highly renowned He will possess an army with horses, the dust raised %y whose hoo#s o"ershadows the light o# the Sun and it resem%les that o# the Moon in the morning ,; Should Jupiter and the Moon %e in kendra aspected %y Venus with no planet in his sign o# de%ilitation, the person %orn %ecomes king with une4ualled #ame ,E !# at %irth the Moon %e in a watery sign and Na"amsa identical with 3agna and also %e in his own or %ene#ic Varga, with no male#ics in 2endra the nati"e %ecomes a 2ing owning many elephants /> *i"e Dogas are descri%ed in this Verse which are as #ollows B 'a( !# Venus is aspected %y Jupiter a person %orn in a royal #amily %ecomes a
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2ing '%( !# Jupiter occupies a sign other than =apricorn identical with 3agna, the nati"e %ecomes a 2ing with many elephants under his charge 'c( ) 2ing will %e %orn i# in a nati"ity the lord o# the 3agna "ested with #ull strength occupies a 2endra '@( !# at %irth Mercury with #ull strength is posited in 2endra and is aspected %y Jupiter, the nati"e %ecomes so in#luential that the 2ings act according to his ad"ice /, $wo Dogas are descri%ed in this Verse as descri%ed %elow B ',( :"en one planet posited in his sign o# e0altation aspected %y a #riendly planet ena%les the nati"e to %ecome a king !# such a planet %e also associated with a #riendly planet, the nati"e will %ecome e0tremely rich and prosperous '/( !# the Sun %e in his own Na"amsa and the Moon %e in his own sign, the nati"e %ecomes a 2ing possessing many horses and elephants Note B !n the Doga mentioned at '/( a%o"e, it should %e necessary #or the 6asi o# the Sun and the Na"amsa o# the Moon to %e strong $he strength o# a horoscope depends to a great e0tent on the strength o# the Sun and the Moon // $here are again two 6aja Dogas in this "erse as descri%ed %elow& B ',( Should the Moon with #ull rays %e in Pisces aspected %y a #riendly planet, the nati"e will %ecome a king with pre.eminent position and delighting the world '/( Should the Moon %e #ull and %e in his sign o# e0altation the nati"e will %ecome a "ery generous, charita%le and praiseworthy 2ing /- Should the Moon %e in the Na"amasa o# an )dhimitra aspected #ully %y Venus $he nati"e will %ecome a "ery wealthy 2ing Should the Moon in the a%o"e position %e aspected %y Jupiter, the person %orn will %ecome a 2ing reigning o"er the entire :arth /@ $he #ollowing are @ 6aja yogas declared %y those "ersed in the science o# )strology B ',( Male#ics posited in the -rd, <th and ,,th house counted #rom
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$he house occupied %y the lord o# 3agna, Moon or #rom the 3agna '/( Mars and Mercury occupying the /nd house #rom the 3agna '-( $he Sun and Venus located together in the @th house '@( Mars, Saturn and Jupiter %e housed respecti"ely in the ,>th, ,,th and the 3agna /? Should one out o# the lords o# the ,,th, the Eth and the /nd houses occupies a 2endra with re#erence to the Moon and should Jupiter own the /nd, the ?th or the ,,th house, the Doga so #ormed ena%les the person %orn to %ecome the lord o# a #ull #ledged empire /< ) planet in de%ilitation is considered ad"erse in e##ect But there arise circumstances when the de%ilitation o# such a planet is cancelled gi"ing rise to Neecha%hang 6aja Doga $hese circumstances are e0plained %elow ! at %irth a planet is posited in sign o# de%ilitation and the lord o# the sign o# de%ilitation %e in 2endra #rom the Moon or 3agna or the planet that is e0alted in the sign %e in 2endra to the Moon or the 3agna, the de%ilitation o# the Planet concerned gets cancelled and a 6aja Doga is #ormed ena%ling the nati"e to %ecome a "ery power#ul 2ing Note B $here is some di##erence o# opinion a%out the interpretation o# the word 8chchanatha Suppose Saturn is in the )ries in de%ilitation who will %e 8chchanatha o# SaturnF )ccording to one "iew Saturn is e0alted in 3i%ra $here#ore lord o# 3i%ra, namely, Venus is the 8chchanatha )nother "iew is that Saturn %eing in )ries and the Sun is e0alted in )ries $here#ore the Sun is the 8chchanatha !n our "iew the second "iew is more appropriate $here is also di##erence o# opinion whether the conditions mentioned a%o"e ha"e to %e #ul#illed %e#ore de%ilitation gets cancelled Shri V Su%rahmanaya Shastri has taken the "iew that any o# the two conditions should %e enough #or the cancellation o# the de%ilitation Pt 1opesh 2umar 5jha has taken the "iew that %oth the conditions ha"e to %e #ul#illed He are o# the "iew that it should %e enough #or any o# the two conditions to %e #ul#illed #or the cancellation o# the de%ilitation 5ur "iew and that o# Shri Shastri is supported %y Jataka Parijata
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Saturn is in his sign o# de%ilitation His de%ilitation gets cancelled as Mars the lord o# the sign in which Saturn is posted, in 2endra to the 3agna and the Moon Sun who is e0alted in )ries is also in 2endra to the 3agna Ill#strat!on /7 Should at %irth a planet %e posited in his sign o# de%ilitation, and the lord o# that depression sign and the lord o# the planet's e0altation sign are in 2endra positions mutually, the de%ilitation gets cancelled $he Neecha%hanga 6aja Doga so #ormed produces a power#ul 2ing o# 2ings /; !# a planet is in his sign o# de%ilitation, and is aspected %y the lord o# that sign, the de%ilitation gets cancelled and %y the Neecha%hanga 6aja Doga so #ormed the nati"e %ecomes a ruler o# the :arth and #amous )nd i# in the a%o"e Doga i# the planet %e placed in an auspicious case still %etter e##ects may %e e0pected /E Hhen the planet is posited in his sign o# de%ilitation, i# the lord o# the sign so occupied or the lord o# the planet's e0altation sign %e in a 2endra position with re#erence to the 3agna or the Moon, the person so %orn will %ecome "ery wealthy emperor He will per#orm "irtuous actions and will %e "ery power#ul, #amous and a##luent -> !# a planet in his sign o# de%ilitation %e in a 2endra position with
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re#erence to the Moon or the 3agna, the de%ilitation gets cancelled and the Neecha%hanga 6aja Doga so #ormed will produce an emperor re"ered %y other 2ings Nates B $hus there are #i"e kinds o# Neecha%hanga 6aja Dogas as descri%ed %elow&B ',( $he lord o# the depression sign or the planet that is e0alted in that sign, is in a 2endra position #rom the 3agna or the Moon '/( $he lord o# the sign o# de%ilitation and the lord o# the e0altation sign o# the de%ilitation planet are mutually in 2endra positions '-( $he planet in the sign o# de%ilitation is aspected %y the lord o# that sign '@( $he lord o# the sign o# de%ilitation or the lord o# the e0altation sign o# the planet in de%ilitation, is in 2endra #rom the 3agna or the Moon '?( $he planet in his sign o# de%ilitation is in 2endra with re#erence to the 3agna or the Moon Thus ends the seventh chapter on "Mahara&a $o%as" in Phaladeepika composed by Mantreswara.

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Chapter 0 Effects of planets !n $!fferent ho#ses


The S#n ,.@ !# the Sun %e !n the ,st house at %irth, the nati"e will ha"e scanty hair He will %e laAy, o# hot disposition, impetuous and tall !n stature He will ha"e soiled eyes and a lean and thin %ody He will %e cruel, impatient and "alourous $he Sun in the ,st house with =ancer as the 3agna will gi"e the nati"e cataract in the eyes with the 3agna as )ries, the Sun in the ,st house will cause eye disease !n 3eo 3agna the Sun will cause night %lindness !# the 3agna %e 3i%ra and the Sun occupies it, the nati"e will %e de"oid o# wealth and su##er #rom loss o# children Hhen the Sun is in the /nd house at %irth, the person concerned will %e without any learning9 he will %e shameless and will %e stammering Should the Sun occupy the -rd house, the nati"e will %e power#ul, "aliant, wealthy and generous He will ha"e inimical relations with his kinsmen !# the Sun %e in @th house, the nati"e will %e %ere#t o# happiness and com#ort, relations, lands, #riends and house He will %e in 1o"ernment ser"ice and will s4uander away his ancestral property Hhen the Sun is in the ?th house #rom the 3agna, the person concerned will %e short tempered and will %e depri"ed o# happiness, wealth and children He will %e intelligent and wander in #orest regions !# the Sun %e in the <th house, the nati"e will %ecome a king He will earn renown and will %e e4uipped with praiseworthy 4ualities He will %e wealthy and capa%le o# o"ercoming his enemies Hhen the Sun is in the 7th at %irth, the person concerned will su##er #rom the wrath o# the king He will ha"e de#ormed %ody and will ha"e no wi#e He will su##er humiliation #rom others Hith the Sun in the ;th house, the person %orn will %e depri"ed o# his wealth and #riends He will %e short.li"ed and su##er #rom de#ecti"e eyesight He can %e %lind also
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Notes B *rom the ;th house the Sun will aspect the /nd house which represents the right eye $hus the Sun's placement in ;th house should certainly a##ect the right eye $he Sun represents light and when he is placed in the ;th the worst dusthana, he can depri"e the nati"e o# his eyesight Should the Sun %e !n Eth house at %irth, the person concerned is likely to su##er #rom the loss o# his #ather, %ut he will not %e depri"ed o# children and relations He will ha"e due respect #oi gods and Brahmins Hith the Sun in the ,>th house, the nati"e will %e %lessed with sons and will enjoy the com#ort o# con"eyances He will recei"e praise #or his good conduct and will ha"e !ntelligence, wealth, strength and #ame He will %e a king Notes B Sun has +ig%ala in the ,>th *or the a%o"e "ery good e##ects, the 3agna should %e )ries, $aurus, =ancer, 3eo, 3i%ra, Scorpio, Sagittarius and )4uarius !n other 3agnas the Sun Hill not own any auspicious house and will not %e capa%le o# producing the good e##ects descri%ed a%o"e $he Sun in the ,,th house makes the nati"e "ery wealthy and long li"ed He will %e a king with e"er lasting happiness Should the Sun %e in the ,/th house at %irth the nati"e will ha"e inimical relations with his #ather His eyesight will %e de#ecti"e and he will %e de"oid o# wealth and children The M>>N ?.7 !# at %irth the Moon %e wa0ing and %e posited in the #irst house 'the lagna(, the nati"e will possess a strong constitution and will %e longli"ed He will %e power#ul, #earless and wealthy $he e##ects will %e 4uite re"erse i# the Moon %e waning !# the Moon %e posited in the /nd house, the person %orn will %e a man o# learning, sweet in speech and wealthy He will ha"e a de#ecti"e lim% and %e sensuous !# the Moon %e in the -rd house at %irth the person %orn will ha"e %rothers He will %e lasci"ious, power#ul and strong %ut "ery miser#y Should the Moon %e placed in the @th house, the person concerned will %e
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happy, will %e indulging in sensual pleasures He will %e generous in gi#ts, will ha"e good #riends, will ha"e com#orts o# con"eyances and will enjoy a high reputation 'Moon gets +ig%ala in the @th( !# the Moon %e in the ?th house at %irth the person will walk gently, will %e %rilliant and will ha"e good sons Such a person %ecomes Minister o# a king !# the Moon %e in the si0th house the person %orn will %e short li"ed, will %e stupid and su##erer o# stomach ailments He will aslo #ace humiliation Should the Moon %e housed in the 7th at %irth, the person concerned will %e %eauti#ul in his looks, and will %e lo"ed %y a #aith#ul and illustrious wi#e Hhen the Moon occupies the ;th house at %irth, the person concerned will %e sickly and shortli"ed Should the Moon happen to %e in the Eth house, the person %orn will %e wealthy, "irtuous and will %e %lessed with children $he Moon in ,>th house at %irth makes the nati"e "ictorious o"er his enemies, and achie"e success in all his "entures He will %e engaged in pious deeds and will %e a supporter o# good people Should the Moon occupy the ,,th house at %irth, the person concerned will %e high minded, longli"ed and wealthy and will %e %lessed with children He will also ha"e com#orts o# ser"ants Hhen the Moon is placed in the ,/th house, the nati"e is indolent, humiliated and unhappy 5thers ha"e animosity against him MARS ;.,> !# Mars occupies the ,st house or the 3agna, the nati"e will %e "ery cruel %ut "alourous He will %e short li"ed and his %ody will get %ruised Hhen Mars is posited in the /nd house at %irth, the nati"e will not %e good looking and will not %e cle"er in speaking He will ha"e tearing and will %e de"oid o# wealth He will %e ser"ing low people Should Mars %e in the -rd house at %irth, the person concerned will %e e4uipped with 4ualities, will %e power#ul, happy and %ra"e He will %e not su%dued %y others But he will %e depri"ed o# the happiness o# %rothers
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Hhen Mars is placed in the @th house, the nati"e will %e %ere#t o# mother, #riends, happiness, con"eyances and lands $he person concerned will ha"e no children and will #ace many disasters, should the Mars happen to occupy the ?th house at %irth $he nati"e will %e a tale%earer and without enough intelligence Should Mars happen to occupy the <th house at %irth, the person concerned will %e wealthy, generous, capa%le o# "an4uishing his enemies and will ha"e splendour like that o# a king Mars in the <th makes the nati"e "ery sensuous Hhen Mars is in the 7th, the person %orn will indulge in undesira%le actions, will %e a##licted %y diseases and will ha"e a wi#e who will die prematurely Note B Mars in the 7th produces "ery strong Manglik +osha !# the nati"e is a man he loses his wi#e !# the nati"e is a woman she %ecomes a widow !t is, howe"er, widely %elie"ed that i# %oth the hus%and and wi#e are Manglik, the +osha gets cancelled $here is Manglik +osha when Mars occupies the ,st, /nd, @th, 7th, ;th and ,/th houses Mars in the ;th house gi"es the nati"e a diseased %ody, depri"e him o# wealth and makes him shortli"ed and re"iled %y others Should Mars occupy the Eth house, the nati"e will #ace animosity #rom others e"en i# he %e a #a"ourite o# the king He will not enjoy the happiness o# his #ather 'i e he will lose his #ather prematurely(, and will oppress other people !# Mars %e in the ,>th house the person though cruel %y nature will %e charita%le and will %e like a king He will %e "aliant and will %e e0tolled e"en %y great personalities Hhen Mars occupies the ,,th house the nati"e will %e power#ul, wealthy, "alourous, o# good conduct, and happy Mars in the ,/th house makes the nati"e a tale%earer and cruel He will %e de"oid o# wi#e, and mean %y nature He will su##er #rom eye diseases MERC<R, ,,.,- Should Mercury %e posited in the ,st house or the lagna, the nati"e will %e learned in all Shastras, will %e so#t spoken and longli"ed
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!# Mercury happens to occupy the /nd house at %irth the person earns his li"elihood %y his intelligence He will compose poems and will %e cultured in his speech He will get sweetish preparations to eat !# Mercury %e in the -rd house, the person %orn will %e %ra"e %ut will ha"e a medium span o# li#e He will ha"e good %rothers and sisters, %ut he will su##er #rom #atigue and %e dejected Hhen Mercury occupies the @th house, the person %orn will %e learned and witty He will %e possessed o# #riends, wealth and happiness Hith Mercury in the ?th, the nati"e will %e learned, happy and courageous He will %e %lessed with children and will %e well "ersed in Mantras Should Mercury happen to occupy <th house, the nati"e will %e indolent, harsh in speech and will %e capa%le o# o"ercoming his enemies He will %ecome adament when people enter into arguments with him Mercury occupying the 7th house makes the nati"e learned, decently dressed He will ha"e all greatness and a wealthy woman as his wi#e Hhen Mercury is in the ;th house at %irth the person concerned will %e widely renowned and longli"ed He will %e the supporter o# his #amily, a lord and a commander o# army Hith the Mercury occupying the Eth house, the nati"e will %e learned, wealthy, religious minded and o%ser"er o# "irtuous conduct He will %e well "ersed in e"erything and will not %e reser"ed in speaking !# Mercury %e posited in the ,>th house at %irth, the nati"e will %e learned, power#ul, wise, happy, "irtuous and will stick to his word He will %e success#ul #rom the "ery %eginning in all his "entures Should Mercury occupy the ,,th house, the person will %e longli"ed He will keep his word, and will %e "ery wealthy and nappy He will enjoy the com#orts o# ser"ants Mercury in the ,/th makes the nati"e poor and helpless, indolent and cruel and without any education He will also su##er #rom humiliation J8P!$:6 ,@.,< !# Jupiter %e in 3agna at %irth, the person concerned will %e
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handsome and attracti"e, "irtuous, longli"ed and #earless He will %e %lessed with the grace o# 1od Notes B !t is said that i# Jupiter is in 3agna, the nati"e is %lessed with the grace o# 1od %ecause #rom there he aspects the ?th, 7th and Eth house i e houses o# children, wi#e and %hagya Jupiter is the greatest natural %ene#ic amongst all the planets and %y his occupation o# the ,st house, he makes the nati"e healthy, happy, wealthy, #ortunate and wise Should Jupiter occupy the /nd house at %irth, the person concerned will %e learned and wealthy, will possess a %eauti#ul #ace and will %e elo4uent in speech He will enjoy #ood o# high standard !# Jupiter %e placed in the -rd house, the person %orn will %e sin#ul, wicked and miserly He will su##er humiliation %ut one o# his %rothers will attain a position o# honour and will %e renowned Hith Jupiter posited in the @th, person will %e happy and will li"e with mother, #riends, sons and ser"ants He will ha"e plenty o# grains Should Jupiter %e in the ?th house, the nati"e will su##er #rom distress #rom sons 'children( He will %e learned and a minister o# the king !# Jupiter occupies the <th house at %irth, the nati"e will destroy his enemies %ut he will %e laAy and will %e humiliated He will %e cle"er and well "ersed in the recitation and utility o# Mantras Hhen Jupiter is posited in 7th house at %irth, the nati"e will %e %lessed with a decent wi#e and children He will %e handsome and more li%eral than his #ather Hith Jupiter in the ;th house at %irth, the nati"e will %e poor and helpless and earns his li"elihood through ser"ants or menials He will indulge in mean action, %ut will %e longli"ed !# Jupiter %e in Eth house at %irth, the nati"e, will %e wealthy and will %e %lessed with sons 'children( He will %e #amous and will %e eager to per#orm "irtuous deeds and religious rites He will %ecome a minister o# the king Should Jupiter %e occupying the ,>th house at %irth, the nati"e will %e "ery wealthy and a #a"ourite o# the king Be earns a high reputation and is "irtuous
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Jupiter in ,,th house at %irth makes the nati"e wealthy, longli"ed and #earless He gets #ew children9 %ut enjoys the com#orts o# con"eyances Hhen Jupiter occupies the ,/th house, the nati"e will earn animosity ol others, and will himsel# use a%usi"e language He will %e childless , sin#ul, indolent and a person who ser"es others BEN<S ,7.,E !# Venus %e posited in the lagna at %irth, the nati"e will ha"e a %eauti#ul and attracti"e %ody, and will %e happy and longli"ed NotesBVenus is the %ene#ic No / He can ne"er %e as %ene#icial as Jupiter in the 3agna %ecause he possesses one lull aspect only and that will #all on the 7th house only Should Venus occupy the /nd house at %irth, the nati"e will %e a poet and will enjoy riches o# "arious kinds !# Venus %e !n the -rd house at %irth, the nati"e will %e miserly, unpopular, de"oid o# wealth, happiness and wi#e Hith Venus occupying the @th house, the person %orn, the nati"e will %e endowed with good con"eyances, a decent house, ornaments, clothes and scents Hhen Venus %e in the ?th house at %irth, the nati"e will %e endowed with wealth and will %e as in#luential and renowned as a king He will %e learned and will %e %lessed with the happiness o# children Hith Venus posited in the <th house at %irth, the nati"e will ha"e no enemies, %ut he will %e de"oid o# wealth He will de"elop ilicit relations with se"eral young girls, %ut will not enjoy happiness Should Venus %e placed in 7th house at %irth, the nati"e will enjoy the company o# a #aith#ul and %eauti#ul wi#e and he may lose his wi#e He will %e wealthy and will ha"e intrigues with %ad women Venus posited in the ;th house at %irth, will make the nati"e wealthy, longli"ed and a landlord !# Venus occupies the Eth house at %irth, the nati"e will draw his #ortune through the %ene#icience o# the king He will %e %lessed with wi#e, sons and
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#riends Hith Venus occupying the ,>th house at %irth, the nati"e will per#orm "irtuous deeds He will enjoy happiness #rom #riends, will %e greatly honoured, will enjoy high reputation and will attain a high status Should Venus occupy the ,,th house at %irth, the nati"e will %e wealthy, %ut will ha"e connections with other people's wi"es He will enjoy all kinds o# happiness !# Venus occupies the ,/th house at %irth, the nati"e will enjoy se0ual relationships with many women '%ed com#orts( He will %e rich and prosperous SAT<RN />./@ !# at %irth Saturn is in the 3agna in his sign o# e0altation '3i%ra( or in his own sign '=apricorn and )4uarius(, the person concerned will %e e4ual to the king, a chie# or mayor o# a city !# Saturn %e in the 3agna in any other sign, the nati"e will su##er #rom sorrow and misery #rom his "ery childhood and will %e po"erty stricken He will %e li"ing sha%%ily and will %e inacti"e Notes B )ccording to Brihat Jataka i# Saturn occupied the 3agna at a person's %irth, he will %e poor, sickly, lo"e.stricken, "ery unclean, Su##ering #rom diseases during his childhood Howe"er, i# any o# the signs Sagittarius, Pisces, )4uarius, =apricorn and 3i%ra %e the 3agna and Saturn should occupy it at %irth, the person concerned will %e e4ual to king, the headman o# a "illage or the mayor o# a city, a great scholar and will %e handsome 8ttarakalamrit and Mansagari ha"e supported this "iew Should Saturn %e in the /nd house at %irth, the #ace o# the nati"e will %e unattracti"e He will not take the righteous path and will %e de"oid o# wealth %ut in the latter part o# his li#e he will 4uit his nati"e place and will then possess wealth, con"eyance and all enjoyments o# li#e !# Saturn should happen to occupy the -rd house at %irth, the nati"e will %e "ery intelligent, wise and li%eral and will li"e with his wi#e Howe"er, he will %e indolent and unhappy !# Saturn %e in the @th house at %irth, the nati"e will %e %ere#t o# house, respect and mother He will %e sickly in his childhood He will also %e unhappy
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!# Saturn occupied the ?th house the person concerned will %e e"il minded and wicked He will %e %ere#t o# learning, children, wealth and happiness He roams a%out aimlessly Should Saturn occupy the <th house at %irth, the person concerned will %e glutton, wealthy and will "an4uish his enemies He will also %e arrogant Hhen at %irth Saturn is posited in the 7th house, the nati"e de"elops relations with women o# 4uestiona%le character He will %e po"erty stricken, a wanderer and unhappy Saturn occupying the ;th house at %irth will make the nati"e unclean a##licted with piles, de"oid o# wealth, o# cruel disposition, hungry and will %e a"oided %y his #riends Should Saturn occupy the Eth house, the nati"e will %e de"oid o# good #ortune, wealth, children #ather and will %e irreligious He will also %e wicked Notes B ) View has %een taken that as the Eth house is the house o# +harma, Saturn occupying it will %ring a%out a re"olution in this sphere !# there %e a Saturn endowed with strength in the Eth house and %e aspected %yjupiter, the person will #ollow +harmic principles strictly and will %e a tapas"i !n Ma )nanamayee's %irth Saturn is e0alted in the Eth ')4uarius )scendent( !n Swami 2arpatri's %irth chart Saturn is in the Eth and the Sun, Jupiter, Venus and Mercury are in the lagna idnentical with =ancer $his is horoscope o# Swami 6amakrishna Paramahamsa Saturn is e0alted in Eth Saturn in ,>th house ena%les the nati"e to %e king or e4ual to the king He will %e "aliant, renowned and will %e engaged in agricultural pursuits

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Saturn in the ,,th makes the nati"e de"oid o# ill health and ena%les him lasting income and wealth Should Saturn occupy the ,/th house at %irth, the nati"e will %e impudent, poor, childless, de#ecti"e o# some lim%, stupid and de#eated %y his enemies RAH< /?./7 Hhen 6ahu is in the occupaton o# the ,st house at %irth, the nati"e will %e shortli"ed, wealthy and strong and su##er #rom diseases in the higher lim%s '*ace, head etc ( $he person who has 6ahu in the /nd house at %irth, will %e insincere in speech and his words will carry dou%le meaning He will su##er #rom disease o# the mouth or the #ace He will %e tender hearted and will recei"e wealth through the %ene#icence o# the king He will %e o# an angry disposition and happy Hhen 6ahu is in the -rd house at %irth, the nati"e will %e proud, inimical towards his co.%orn, wealthy, longli"ed and strongwilled Hith 6ahu in the @th house at %irth, the nati"e will ha"e a short span o# li#e and will %e seldom happy Hhen 6ahu occupies the ?th house at %irth, the nati"e will ha"e nasal touch in his speech He will %e childless, hard hearted and will su##er #rom pain in the stomach Should 6ahu occupy the <th house at %irth, the nati"e will %e trou%led %y the
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enemies and will %e oppressed %y male#ic planets He will %e wealthy and longli"ed and will su##er #rom ulcer in the anus 6ahu in the 7th house at %irth makes the person concerned independent, %ut without intelligence He s4uanders away his money %y associating with women He will %ecome a widower and also impotent !# 6ahu %e posited in the ;th house the nati"e will %ecome misera%le, will su##er #rom rheumatism, will ha"e #ew children and will indulge in impure actions !# 6ahu occupies the Eth house at %irth, the nati"e will %e harsh in speech and will indulge in unrighteous actions %ut he will %ecome head o# a clan, city or a "illage !# 6ahu %e in the ,>th house, the person %orn will ha"e a limited num%er o# issues, engaged in working #or others, will not per#orm any right#ul deeds, will %e #earless and #amous Hith 6ahu occupying the ,,th house at %irth, the nati"e will %e wealthy and longli"ed, will ha"e a limited num%er o# issues, and will su##er #rom some disease o# the ear 6ahu in the ,/th house at %irth makes a man s4uanderer o# money, will indulge in sin#ul deeds and su##er #rom diseases like dropsy etc KET< /;.-- Hhen 2etu occupies the ,st house or the 3agna, the person %orn will %e ungrate#ul, unhappy and tale %earer, will associate with unsocia%le elements, de#ormed in his %ody, #allen #rom position and outcaste Hith 2etu in the /nd house at %irth, the nati"e will %e %ere#t o# learning and will ha"e a harsh manner o# speaking He will ha"e a sinister look and %e dependent #or #ood on others Should 2etu occupy the -rd house at %irth, the nati"e will %e longli"ed, power#ul and renowned He will li"e happily with his wi#e and will eat good #ood9 %ut he will %e depri"ed o# a %rother Hith 2etu occupying the @th house at %irth, the nati"e will li"e in another man's house and will lose his lands, mother and happiness He will %e #orced to
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lea"e his nati"e land 2etu in the ?th house at a person's %irth depri"es the nati"e o# his children He will %e e"il minded and will %e oppressed %y go%lins 'e"il spirits( !# 2etu occupies the <th house at %irth, the nati"e will %e magnanimous, #ull o# %est 4ualities, #irm, renowned and will %e "ested with high authority He will "an4uish his enemies and will %e success#ul in o%taining !shta Siddhi 2etu's occupation o# the 7th house at %irth will make the nati"e su##er humiliation He will associate with #allen women and will %e separated #rom his own wi#e He will su##er #rom diseases o# the %owels and may lose his potency Hith 2etu occupying the ;th house at %irth, the nati"e will su##er #rom separation #rom his nears and dears He will %e 4uarrelsome and shortli"ed He will get injury #rom some weapon and will %e unsuccess#ul in all his "entures 2etu !n the Eth house at %irth, makes the nati"e indulge in sin#ul and unrighteous actions He will %e depri"ed o# his #ather, will %e un#ortunate, po"erty stricken and will de#ame others !# 2etu occupies the ,>th house at a person's %irth, he will #ace o%stacles in per#orming good acts He will %e impure and indulge in wicked actions He will %e "ery %old and #amous #or his "alor !# 2etu should occupy the ,,th house, the person %orn will accumulate wealth and will %e e4uipped with good 4ualities He will enjoy himsel# and all items o# lu0uries and com#orts will %e a"aila%le to him He will achie"e success in all his undertakings Hhen 2etu occupies the ,/th house at %irth, the nati"e will commit sin#ul acts secretly He will s4uander away all his money #or undesira%le purposes He will destroy his wealth and take to #or%idden conduct He will su##er #rom diseases o# the eyes -@ $he e##ects produced %y a planet o# the house, will %e realiAed in #ull when he has tra"ersed the num%er o# degrees #rom the commencement o# the 6ashi e4ual to that tra"ersed %y the 3agna point in the 3agna 6ashi !t is the "iew o# the authorities that 6ahu is similar to Saturn and 2etu is
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similar to Mars in gi"ing e##ects 'Shani."at 6ahu, 2uja."at 2etu( NotesB*or e0ample ',( i# the 3agna point '3agna Bha"a.Madhya( is , degree and the longitude o# the Saturn posited in the ?th house is also , degree, Saturn will gi"e the #ull e##ect o# the ?th house '/( !# the 3agna point is /E degrees and Saturn's longitude in the ?th house is , degree, Saturn will produce "ery little e##ect o# the same house -? $his "erse is !ntended to #urther e0plain the principle laid down in "erse -@ *ind out how #ar away is the planet in the house whose e##ects are to %e assessed, #rom the Bha"amadhya o# that house $he more it is nearer to the Bha"a. Madhya, the lesser will %e the e##ects produced Notes B +escri%ed a%o"e are the general e##ects o# planets in di##erent houses $hese e##ects get modi#ied %y se"eral #actors such as the houses they own, aspects on them, conjunction o# other planets with them, the signs in which they are posited, the position o# their disposition etc *or detailed in#ormation in this respect please re#er to our :nglish translation o# 'Bhrigu Sutras' pu%lished %y 6anjan Pu%lications Thus ends the ei%hth chapter on "The 'ffects of the Planets in () *havas" In Phaladeepika composed by Mantreswara.

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Chapter 2 Effects of $!fferent Ascen$ants


, !# the )scendant #alls in )ries, the nati"e will ha"e round eyes His knees will %e weak and he will ha"e aggressi"e temperament %ut he will %e a#raid o# water He will %e acti"e and will always %e mo"ing a%out His lim%s will %e %ruised He will eat sparigly and will %e passionate He will speak #alsehoods / $he person %orn with $aurus as the )scendant, will ha"e plumply thighs and a %ig #ace He will %e engaged in agricultural "entures He will %e happy in the middle and last portions o# his li#e He will %e #ond o# enjoying young women He will %e o# sacri#icing and #orgi"ing nature, will %e capa%le o# endowing hardships and will possess cattle He will ha"e marks or moles on the %ack, #ace and sides - Hhen the )scedant is 1emini, the nati"e will ha"e %alck eyes and curly hair He will enjoy association with women and will ha"e thick neck and many #riends He will %e intelligent and mind reader His nose will %e ele"ated and he will %e #ond o# music and dancing He will like to remain indoors @ Person with =ancer as the )scendant will %e henpacked He will ha"e a thick neck and will %e #ond o# making #riendships He will possess many houses and will %e wealthy His waist will %e thick %ut he will %e short statured He will %e intelligent and #ond o# watery sports like swimming etc He will walk #ast and will ha"e #ew sons He will %e crooked ? ) person whose )scendant is 3eo will ha"e reddish eyes, large chin and %road #ace He will %e arrogant, Power#ul "aliant, #irm minded and o%edient to his mother He will %e #ond o# roaming a%out in #orests and hills He will get angry on tri#les < $he person %orn with Virgo as the )scendant, will %e truth#ul and will speak kindly His eyes will %e #ull o# %ash#ulness and will %e immediately liked %y others He will %e well "ersed in Shastras and will take ad"antage o# other people's houses and wealth His arms and shoulders will %e drooped and will possess #ew sons
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7 !# the )scendant %e 3i%ra, the person %orn will re"er gods, and Brahmins %ut he will %e acti"e and will possess a lean and thin %ody He will %e tall in stature, de#t in trading, patient and intent on %eing #irst He will o#ten ha"e two names He will ha"e #ew children and he will %e #ond o# wandering He will %e %ra"e, merciless and impartial !n his arguments ; $he person with Scorpio )scendant at %irth, will ha"e rounded thighs and knees His chest will %e %road and eyes e0pansi"e He will su##er #rom diseases #rom an early age He will %eseperated #rom his parents and preceptor He will indulge !n cruel actions and will %e honoured %y the king His #eet will %ear marks o# lotus E $he person with Sagittarius )scendant at %irth B His #ace and neck will %e long and his nose and ears will %e %ig He will always keep himsel# engaged in some work or the other He will %e elo4uent in speech and sel# sacri#icing He will ha"e a short stature He will %e courageous and will o"ercome his enemies He will %e wealthy and #a"ourite o# the king He can %e won o"er %y persuation and kindness ,> Hhen =apricorn is the )scendant at %irth, his lower lim%s will %e weak He will ha"e "itality He will accept other people's ad"ice %ut will %e laAy %y nature He will indulge in a##airs with old women o# the #or%idden category He will %e a religious hypocrite He will %e #ond o# wandering He will %e #ortunate %ut shameless He will su##er #rom wind.diseases ,, $he person at whose %irth )4uarius is the )scendant, will commit sin#ul actions secretly He will ha"e little wealth, will %e greedy and eager to usurp or utilise other people's money He will endure long marches on road and will %e cle"er in causing hurt to others He will ha"e a %ody like a water pot He will %e #ond o# per#umes and #lowers His #inancial position will %e o# a #luctuating nature ,/ $he Pisces ascendant nati"e will ha"e a %eauti#ul and symmetrical %ody His eyes will %e "ery attracti"e He will %e learned, grate#ul, satis#ied with his wi#e and #ortune He will ha"e #inancial gains #rom selling produce o# the seas He will o"ercome his enemies
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,- )#ter e0amining the nati"e place, #orm, colour etc , o# any particular sign, its e##ects should %e judiciously assessed Hhate"er ha"e %een declared the e##ects arising out o# a particular )scendant, the same should also %e said to come to pass, i# the sign happens to %e occupied %y the Moon ,@ !# at a %irth a planet %e in his sign o# e0altation, the person concerned will %ecome a ruler o# the :arth and will recei"e praises #rom the kings He will possess "alua%le treasures He will %e e4uipped with e0cellent 4ualities and will shine like king Vikramaditya in his administrati"e policies, #ame, "alour generosity, courage and de0terity Notes . 5ur "iew is that with e0altation o# one planet in a %irth chart, the nati"e cannot shine like king Vikramaditya or %ecome a ruler o# the :arth $he planet in e0altation to gi"e e0traordinarily good e##ect should %e placed in an auspicious house sa"ed #rom any male#ic in#luence and supported %y other help#ul planetary com%inations and dispositions !n this horoscope Sun lord o# the ,,th is e0alted in the 7th house He is associated with Mercury and Venus and aspected %y Jupiter who is posited in his own $he Moon the lord o# the ,>th is in his own house )ccording to "erse ,@, the nati"e should %e more than a ruler o# the :arth, %ut he happens an ordinary person %elonging to middle class $he reason #or this is that the e0alted Sun is placed %etween male#ics 'Mars and 6ahu on one side and Saturn on the other( )ccording to Parasara Sun %eing lord o# the ,,th is a papi )ccording to Jataka Parijata Sun %eing lord o# ,,th is Badhaka

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Mars 6ahu

Sun Merc Ven

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Moon

Jup

2etu

He is aspected %y Sun lord o# the -rd and the <th $here#ore the Sun is depri"ed o# auspiciousness )lthough the Moon lord o# the ,>th is in his own sign, she is aspected %y Saturn #rom the ;th house $hus no good can %e e0pected #rom the Moon *or these reasons the nati"e could not %ecome a great men e4ual to a king

Jup Ven 3 Sun Merc Moon

2etu

Sat

Mars 6ahu

$his is the horoscope o# )%raham 3incoln #ormer President o# the 8nited States o# )merica He was a great man, "ery learned and a political leader with all the name and #ame one can achie"e He held the most power#ul position o# the Head o# State o# the 8nited States o# )merican !n his horoscope Venus lord o# the
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@th and Eth 'a yoga karaka( is e0alted in the /nd and is associated with Jupiter lord o# the /nd and the ,,th in his own house '/nd( $here is no male#ic aspect on them 3ord o# lagna Saturn is in the ,>th with e"il aspect or in#luence on him $hese planetary com%inations and dispositions made him such great and power#ul man ,? Should a planet occupy his own sign in a %irthchart, the nati"e will during the dasa o# such a planet ac4uire power and strength through the %ene#icience o# a wealthy and high dignitary and he will himsel# achie"e that status He will remain in his residence, ac4uire a new house and lands capa%le o# producing e"ery kind o# crops He will recei"e re"erence #rom the people and may e"en get %ack his lost articles ,< Hhen a planet happens to %e in the house o# a #riend at %irth, the person concerned will achie"e success through the help o# his #riends in all his "entures His new #riends will %e %lessed with good sons, wealth, grains and other #ortunes and will get #ull support and cooperation #rom the people ,7 !# a planet gets posited in an inimical sign, the person %orn will ha"e an e"il %ent o# mind He will li"e in other people's houses and will eat their #ood He will %e without any means o# li"elihood and will %e oppressed %y enemies :"en his #riends will %ecome his enemies in the dasa o# such a planet ,; !# a planet occupies his sign o# de%ilitation in a nati"ity, the person concerned will, during the dasa o# such a planet, %e demoted #rom his position, will su##er actions, will %ecome inde%ted and will depend on support o# low people He will li"e in insanitary auditions, will per#orm menial tasks, will walk long distances on #oot and will do disastrous acts ,E !# a planet %e com%ust 'eclipsed %y the Sun's rays(, the nati"e will during his +asa, will die within a short period His wi#e, children as well as his wealth will also %e destroyed He in"ol"ed in 4uarrels without cause or reason and su##er #rom the others He will also %e insulted %y others ) planet posited in a netural sign will not produce any signi#icant e##ect and maintain status 4uo /> Hhen a planet happens to %e retrograde in motion, he will produce the
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same e##ect as i# he is posited in e0altation sign, e"en i# he may %e in his enemy's sign or in the sign o# his de%ilitation ) planet who is "argottama produces e##ects as i# he is in his own sign

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Chapter 13 Matters relat!n( to the -th Ho#se


, $he ?th and 7th houses #rom the lagna or the Moon %e #lourished i# they are associated with or aspected %y %ene#ics or their lords, i# it is not so, they will not %e #ruit#ul !# there %e male#ics in the ,/th, @th and ;th houses or i# Venus %e hemmed in %etween two male#ics or i# Venus %e associated or aspected %y male#ics the nati"e will lose his wi#e 'his wi#e will die( / !# the lord o# the 7th house occupies the ?th, the nati"e will lose his wi#e or he will %ecome sonless !# the lord o# the ?th or the ;th %e in the 7th, the wi#e o# the nati"e does not sur"i"e !# the weak Moon %e in the ?th and the male#ics occupy the )scendant, 7th and ,/th houses the person concerned will %e without wi#e and children !# the Sun and 6ahu occupy the 7th house, the nati"e will su##er loss o# wealth through association with women - $he nati"e loses his wi#e i# there are any o# the #ollowing disposition o# planets present at %rith&B 'a( Venus in Scorpio in the 7th house '%( Mercury in $aurus in the 7th house 'c( Jupiter in =apricorn in the 7th house 'd( Saturn in Pisces in the 7th house 'e( Mars in Pisces in the 7th house Howe"er, i# Mars and Saturn occupy the 7th house identical with =ancer the nati"e will %e %lessed with a wi#e who is %eauti#ul and o# good character @ $he nati"e is depri"ed o# his wi#e i# the 7th house or its lord %e associated with or aspected %y male#ics, hemmed in %eetween male#ics, %e in his sign o# de%ilition or an inimical sign or %e eclipsed %y the Sun's rays $he nati"e will lose his wi#e or will ha"e a crippled wi#e, when Venus in conjunction with male#ic occupies the 7th, ?th or Eth house $he nati"e will ha"e illicit relations with other people's wi"es i# Venus %e in
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the Varga o# Mars or Saturn or %e aspected %y these planets ? !# Mars and Saturn %e in the 7th #rom the Venus and Moon in any nati"ity, the person concerned will %e wi#eless and childless !# there %e a hermaphrodite planet in the 7th house, and the ,,th house is occupied %y two planets, the person concerned will ha"e two wi"es ) person will ha"e two wi"es in the e"ent o# %oth the lord o# the 7th and Venus %eing posited in a dual sign or amsa $he num%er o# wi"es should %e generally ascertained #rom the num%er o# planets that are in conjunction with the lord o# 7th house and Venus < $he nati"e will associate with as many women as is the num%er o# planets posited in the 7th house $he num%er o# women, who will die, will %e e4ual to the num%er o# male#ics, and the num%er o# %ene#ics will represent the num%er o# women who will sur"i"e Should the lord o# the 7th house %e a %ene#ic endowed will strength, the nati"e will ha"e a wi#e who will %e o# good character and will %ear children :"en a male#ic i# he %eing lord o# 7th %e posited in the 7th will %less the nati"e with a good wi#e Bene#ics in the 7th house will produce good e##ects unless they happen to %e lords o# the <th, ;th or ,/th house 7 3oss o# wi#e will result i# the /nd and 7th houses are associated with or aspected %y male#ics $he result will in"aria%ly %e untoward in the case o# male#ic aspects Similar results may %e declared #rom the wi#e's nati"ity i# the 7th and ;th houses are similarly a##licted But should the a%o"e two houses %e associated with or aspected %y %ene#ics, the couple will enjoy good luck and com#orts ; !# in a #emale's %irth chart, the Moon and Saturn %e together in the 7th house, the nati"e marries again 'a#ter the #irst marriage( !# there %e such a planetary disposition in man's nati"ity, he will %e wi#eless or childless
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!# male#ics in their signs o# de%ilitation %e posited in the /nd, 7th and ;th, in #emale's nati"ity the disposition will make her a widow and in a man's chart, it will render him a widower E !# the 7th house #rom the )scendant %e an e"en sign and the lord o# the 7th and Venus %e also posited in e"en signs, and i# the lord o# the ?th and 7th possessed o# strength %e not eclisped %y Sun's rays, the nati"e will %e %lessed with wi#e and children ,> $he nati"e will %e happy and will %e %lessed with wi#e and children, i# the lords o# the /nd, 7th and ,/th %e posited in kendra or trikona aspected %y Jupiter and there %e %ene#ics in the /nd, 7th and ,,th to the lord o# the 7th where"er he may %e ,, Note the sign and na"amsa in male s nati"ity $he signs in which the lords o# the ascendant and 7th are posited, the Janma 6ashi 'Moon sign( o# the wi#e will %e triangular to such sign or na"amsa, or it may %e the e0altation or depression sign o# the lords o# the ,st and 7th or it %e that sign which contains the largest num%er o# %ene#ic dots in the Moon's )shtaka"arga o# the hus%and ,/ $he direction o# the country o# the wi#e will %e indicated %y the sign owned %y the strongest o# the three planets, namely ',( the planet posited in the 7th house, '/( the lord o# the 7th house and '-( Venus $he marriage o# the nati"e should take place when the Venus or the lord o# the 7th transits through a sign which is trine to the sign or na"amsa occupied %y the lord o# the ascendant ,- $he marriage is likely to take place during the dasha o# the planet ',( occupying the 7th house, '/( which aspects the 7th house or '-( the lord o# the 7th house !t can also take place when the lord o# the ascendant transits through the sign representing the 7th house ,@ *ind out who amongst ',( the lord o# the sign in which lord o# the 7th is posited and the lord o# the na"amsa which the lord o# the 7th occupies and '/( Venus and Moon, is stronger $he marriage will take place in the dasha o# this stronger planet when Jupiter in transit passes through the sign triangular to the sign
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or na"amsa occupied %y the lord o# the 7th ,? !# the lord o# the 7th %e posited in his sign o# de%ilitation, %e in an inimical sign, %e com%ust or %e aspected %y a male#ic and the 7th house %e occupied or aspected %y a male#ic, there will %e loss o# wi#e So say the men well "ersed in the science o# )strology Thus ends the tenth chapter on "+alatra *hava" in Phaladeepika composed by Mantreswara.

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Chapter 11 4e%ale Horoscop/


, Hhate"er e##ects ha"e %een declared #or men, they are entirely appica%le to women too, or to their hus%ands $he woman's prosperity and happiness ha"e to %e deducted #rom the ;th house '#rom the 3agna or the Moon whiche"er is stronger( =onsideration o# children should %e made #rom the Eth house and matters relating to her appearance, looks etc , should %e e0amined #rom the 3anga !t is #rom the 7th house that her wel#are 'power o# in#luencing the hus%and( and the 'nature o# the hus%and( should %e assessed, while her association with other men and chastity should %e assessed #rom an e0amination o# the @th house Bene#ics in these houses produce good results while male#ics in the a%o"e houses are producti"e o# e"il unless they happen to own the house in which the e##ect will %e good Notes B $his is a "ery important "erse o# this chapter !t will, there#ore, %e use#ul #or the readers to know what other authorities ha"e said in this regard Sara'al! *rom the ;th house her widowhood can %e deducted while the ascendant deals with her physi4ue, the 7th house with her hus%and's good #ortunes and the ?th house with her o##spring 5r!hat Aata;a 5# the e##ects that ha"e %een descri%ed till now in the case o# male horoscopes, all those that may %e #ound in '#emale horoscope( suita%le to #emales should %e declared as applica%le to them alone9 the rest should %e ascri%ed to their hus%ands Hie death o# the hus%and is to %e declared through the ;th place '#rom the 3anga or the Moon whiche"er is stronger( Matters relating to her appearance, %eauty etc , should %e determined #rom the 3agna and the sign occupied %y the Moon !t is #rom the 7th place '#rom the 3agna or the Moon whiche"er is stronger( that her wel#are 'happiness( and the 'nature o# the hus%and( should %e assertained

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Aata;a Par!.ata Hhate"er e##ect may accrue #rom the horoscope o# #emale that is applica%le only to men, should %e ascri%ed to the hus%and $he good and e"il a##ecting their person should %e calculated #rom the Moon and the 3agna whiche"er o# them is stronger !t is #rom the 7th place #rom the 3agna or the Moon that all that is worthy or unworthy in the hus%and should %e ascertained and the death o# the hus%and is #oretold through the ;th %ha"a '#rom the 3agna or the Moon( )ll this should %e well weighted %y the strength or weakness o# the planets, %ene#ic and male#ic, %e#ore an announcement is made 5# the 3agna and the Moon, #ind which is stronger !t is well re#erence to the luck, %eauty and strenght o# women should %e announced =hildren and wealth in a%undance should %e declared through the Eth %ha"a there#rom Hedded happiness or otherwise should %e gathered #rom the ;th %ha"a9 hus%and's #ortune #rom the 7th Some astrologers opine that the well %eing or the re"erse o# the hus%and can %e determined #rom the Eth %ha"a Some hold that widowhood is #ound out through the ;th %ha"a Beauty, #ame and #ortune through the 3agna, the son through the ?th, ascertain as well e0ceeding tran4uility o# women through the planets occupying the Eth %ha"a )ll else whether due to the %ha"as or yogas are the same in regard to %oth men and women 5r!hat Parasara Hora Shastra $he physi4ue o# the woman should %e ascertained #rom the 3agna, o##spring #rom the ?th, happiness o# the hus%and #rom the 7th and widowhood #rom <th $hose e##ects which are not applica%le to women should %e ascertained to their hus%ands He would like to comment on two o# the "arious matters descri%ed a%o"e ',( Hhether the e##ects not applica%le to women should %e ascertained to their hus%ands '/( *rom which house should we e0amine matters relating to children )s regards ',( the time ha"e now completely changed and women now enjoy e4ual opportunities in all #ields Now women are holding high posts in the
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scienti#ic, engineering, #inancial and administrati"e spheres He are, there#ore, o# the "iew that the e##ects o# 6aja Dogas, )dhiyogas, etc , present in their horoscopes should %e aplica%le to them and not to their hus%ands $hey can apply to hus%ands in case they are entirely dependent on them )s regards '/( the most appropriate and logical house #rom which the matter o# children should %e e0amined, is the ?th house and in this sphere no distinction should %e made %etween male's and #emale's horoscope $he "iew o# Parasara as gi"en in the Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra should %e treated as the most authoritati"e Birhat Jataka is silent a%out this which means that it makes no di##erentiation %etween a male's horoscope and #emale's horoscope a%out this matter Sara"ali has #ollowed the "iew e0pressed in Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra / !# in a #emale's nati"ity %oth the )scendant and the Moon are in e"en signs and %e aspected %y %ene#ics, the nati"e will %e %lessed with good sons and hus%and will %e o# good character and will wear ornaments She will %e prosperous and will possess praiseworthy 4ualities !#, howe"er, %oth the )scendant and the Moon %e in odd signs and %e aspected %y male#ics, the woman concerned will %e masculine in %earing, o# wicked disposition, %eyond the control o# the hus%and, insincere, wrath#ul and poor - !# the 7th house or the setting na"amsa %e owned %y a %ene#ic, the woman %orn will %e %lessed with a hus%and who will %e handsome, well reputed, learned and wealthy !# it %e otherwise, the hus%and will %e de#ormed, stupid, deceit#ul and poor and the nati"e will %e separated #rom her hus%and !# Mars %e posited there, she will %ecome a widow, %oth %ene#ics and male#ics occupy the 7th house, she will remarry !# there %e a male#ic or male#ics in the ;th house, she will get a shortli"ed hus%and !# the /nd house is occupied %y male#ics, the nati"e dies with her hus%and Note.it is %elie"ed that i# the mischie# o# Mars, Saturn, 6ahu, 2etu and the Sun %e similar in the horoscopes o# %oth hus%and and wi#e, they are not harmed in any way @ !# in a #emale's nati"ity, the Moon is in $aurus, 3eo, Virgo or Scorpio
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identical with the ?th house, the nati"e will ha"e a limited num%er o# !ssues !# the 7th house or the setting na"amsa %elongs to Saturn, Mars or the Sun, the nati"e will ha"e a diseased se0ual organ !# the @th house %e occupied %y male#ic planets, the nati"e will %e unchaste !# the )scendant, Pthe Moon and Venus %eta a sign or na"amsa o# Saturn or Mars, the nati"e will %ecome a prostitute ? !# the 7th house or the setting na"amsa %elongs to %e %ene#ic, the #emale %orn, will ha"e %eauti#ul hips and will %e "ery #ortunate !# the Moon, the )scendant and the @th house %e connected with %ene#ics '%y conjunction, lordship or aspects(, the woman concerned will %e chaste and will possess e0cellent 4ualities !# %ene#ics %e posited in trikonas, the nati"e will %e happy, will %e %lessed with sons 'children(, #ull o# good 4ualities and wealthy !# there %e male#ics in the a%o"e mentioned houses, she will either %e %arren or she will gi"e %irth to still %orn children <.; *ind out which o# the Moon and the 3agna is stronger $he one which is stronger i# 'i( in )ries or Scorpio and in the trimsamsa o# Mars the woman concerned will %e ill.%eha"ed !# it %e in the trimsamsa o# Saturn she will %e maid ser"ant !# it %e in trimsamsa o# Jupiter she will %e cultured and wealthy !# it %e in the trimsamsa o# Mercury, she will %e deceit#ul and i# it %e in the trimsamsa o# Venus she will %e o# %ad character !# the Moon or 3agna whiche"er is stronger, is in $aurus or 3i%ra in the trimsamsa o# Mars, the woman concerned will %e o# %ad character, in the trimsamsa o# Saturn she will resort to another hus%and, in the trimsamsa o# Jupiter, she will %e respected, in the trimsamsa o# Mercury, she will %e learned and in the trisamsa o# Venus she will %e #amous !# the Moon or the 3agna, whiche"er is stronger, %e in 1emini or Virgo, in the trimsamsa o# Mars she will %e deceit#ul, in the trimsamsa o# Saturn she will %e eunuch, in the trimsamsa o# Jupiter, she will %e chaste, in the trimsamsa o# Mercury she will %e #ull o# good 4ualities and in the trimsamsa o# Venus she will
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%e repining !# the Moon or 3agna, whiche"er is stronger, %e in =ancer, in the trimsamsa o# Mars she will %e sel# willed and uncontrolled, in the trimsamsa o# Saturn she will kill her hus%and, in the trimsamsa o# Jupiter, she will %e endowed with distinguished 4ualities, in the trimsamsa o# Mercury, she will %e skilled in arts and in the trimsamsa o# Venus, she will %e #ull o# "irtues !# the Moon or the 3agna, whiche"er is stronger, %e in Sagittarius or Pisces in the trimsamsa o# Mars, she will %e maid ser"ant, in the trimsamsa o# Saturn she will %e enamoured o# persons other than her hus%and !n the trimsamsa o# Jupiter she will possess many good 4ualities, in the trimsamsa o# Saturn she will ha"e little desire #or se0ual intercourse, in the trimsamsa o# Jupiter, she will %e endowed with many good 4ualities, in the trimsamsa o# Mercury she will %e skilled in the arts, and in the trimsamsa o# Venus she will %e "ery chaste !# the Moon or the 3agna, whiche"er is stronger, %e in the =apricorn or )4uarius, in the trimsamsa o# Mars, she will %e a maid ser"ant9 in the trimsamsa o# Saturn, she will %e enamoured o# persons other than her hus%and9 in the trimsamsa o# Jupiter, she will keep her hus%and under her control9 in the trimsamsa o# Mercury she will %e unchaste and in the trimsamsa o# Venus she will %e issueless and poor !# the Moon or the 3agna, whiche"er is stronger, %e in 3eo, in the trimsamsa o# Mars she will %e a wicked wi#e9 in the trimsamsa o# Saturn she will %e without any character9 in the trimsamsa o# Jupiter she will %e wi#e o# king or landlord9 in the trimsamsa o# Mercury she will %e masculine in her %eha"iour and in the trimsamsa o# Venus she will ha"e attachment #or a person other than her hus%and E $he elder %rother o# the hus%and, the mother.in.law, #ather.in.law and younger %rother will die 'soon a#ter the marriage(, i# the girl is %orn in Jyestha, )shlesha, Moola and Vishakha nakshatras respecti"ely $he girls %orn in =hitra, )rdra, Sata%hisha, Jyestha, Moola, 2ritika or Pushyami nakshatras will %ecome, %arrens, widows, mothers whose children do not sur"i"e, cast away %y hus%ands or poor
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Chapter 1" Matters relat!n( to the b!rth of Ch!l$ren 6The *th ho#se7
, $he nati"e will assuredly %e %lessed with children as an e##ect o# any o# the #ollowing planetary dispositions& ',( !# Jupiter and lords o# the ?th with re#erence to the 3agna and the Moon %e well placed and the ?th house has the aspect o# a %ene#ic planet or a planet owning an auspicious house 'i e other than the <th ;th or ,/th( or '/( !# the lords o# the 3agna and the ?th house are placed together in a house or ha"e mutual %ene#ic aspect and ha"e interchanged positions amongst themsel"es / $he nati"e will ha"e no issue in the #ollowing circum stances& ',( Hhen the ?th house reclined #rom 3agna, the Moon and Jupiter are associated with or aspected %y male#ics without any %ene#ic association or aspect '/( Hhen the a%o"e houses are hemmed in %etween male#ics '-( Hhen the lords o# these houses are in <th, ;th or ,/th - !# a male#ic lord o# the ?th house, occupies it the nati"e will %e %lessed with children Hhen the ?th house is occupied %y a male#ic, the person concerned will ha"e sons in plenty !# a %ene#ic lord o# the ?th house occupies his own house or %e in his sign o# e0altation in that house, there will %e loss o# children $he signs Scorpio, 3eo and Virgo when they represent the ?th house are termed as childless signs and will gi"e a limited num%er o# children and that also a#ter a long inter"al Notes& He #ind it di##icult to %elie"e that a %ene#ic planet as lord o# the ?th will destroy the progeny when he happens to occupy his own house )ccording to Shri 1opesh 2umar 5jha that i# a %ene#ic lord o# the ?th occupies the ?th alongwith a male#ic, there is loss o# children :"en this has not %een #ound correct
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in our e0perience Please see in this connection the #ollowing horoscope Here the ?th lord Venus is a %ene#ic He occupies his own house with Mars and Moon 'waning( %oth male#ics $he nati"e is %lessed with children

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Sat Moon Mars Ven

2etu Sun Merc Jup

@ $he nati"e will ha"e a child late to li#e a#ter a great e##ect under the #ollowing circumstances& ',( Hhen the Sun %e in the ?th in a childless sign and Saturn and Mars %e in the ;th and the )scendant respecti"ely '/( Hhen the ?th house #alls in a childless sign and Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars %e to the )scendant, the ;th and ,/th respecti"ely '-( Hhen there %e the Moon in the ,,th, a male#ic the ?th #rom Jupiter %e occupied %y a male#ic and the se"eral planets occupy the )scendant '/( Hhen the ?th house #alls in a childless sign and Saturn Jupiter, and Mars %e in the )scendant, the ;th and ,/th respecti"ely '-( Hhen there %e the Moon in the ,,th a male#ic in the ?th #rom Jupiter %e occupied %y a male#ic and the se"eral planets occupy the )scendant ? $he nati"e will ha"e children a#ter second marriage i# Mars or Venus alone occupies the ?th house identical with =ancer Saturn alone in =ancer in the ?th house gi"es many sons Mercury alone in =ancer in the ?th house gi"es "ery #ew sons
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$he Moon alone in his own sign in the ?th house gi"es a limited num%er o# sons Jupiter singly in his sign o# e0altation gi"es many daughters < $he #ollowing #our planetary com%inations led to the e0tinction o# the #amily&B ',( ) male#ic in the @th, Venus in the 7th and the Moon in the ,>th '/( Male#ics in the )scendant, the ?th, ;th and ,/th '-( Mercury and Venus in the 7th, Jupiter in the ?th and male#ics in the @th '@( $he Moon in the ?th and male#ics in the )scendant, the ;th and ,/th 7 !# the male#ics occupy the )scendant, the lord o# the )scendant %e in the ?th the lord o# the ?th in the -rd and the Moon in the @th, the nati"e will %e de"oid o# any issue Should the Moon occupy the ?th house in an odd sign or an odd na"amsa and %e aspected %y the Sun the nati"e will either %e issuless or will %e distressed on account o# issues ; $he nati"e will ha"e a son %y adoption under the #ollowing planetary dispositions&B ',( !# the ?th house %e identical with 1emini Virgo, =apricorn or )4uarius and %e occupied or aspected %y Saturn or Mandi '/( !# the lord o# the ?th house %e weak and %e in no way connected with the lords o# the )scendant and the 7th E $he nati"e will ha"e to su##er loss o# children in the #ollowing circumstances&B ',( !# the lord o# the ?th %e in his sign o# de%ilitation or in an inimical sign or %e associated with any o# the lords o# the <th, ;th or ,/th '/( $he lord o# the ?th is in the ?th without recei"ing any %ene#ic aspect ,> !# the lord o# the ?th house Jupiter Mars and the Sun 'they may %e anywhere( are posited in male na"amsas, the nati"e will %e %lessed with many sons So say the sages $he nature good or otherwise o# the sons will depend on the strength o# the ?th house
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,, !# the ?th house or its lord %e in a male sign or na"amsa or %e associated with and aspected %y male planets, the nati"e will ha"e all male issues $here will %e %irth o# daughter i# the ?th or its lord %e in a #emale sign or na"amsa or %e associated with or aspected %y #emale planets ,/ =onception may take place when the Sun and Venus in a male's nati"ity and Mars and Venus in the case o# a #emale's nati"ity are "ested with ade4uate strength and pass their signs or na"amsas identical with an upachaya house ,- $he num%er o# issues is to %e ascertained %y e0amining the num%er o# planets in the ?th house and at the sometime that are not ',( inimical '/( in their sign o# de%ilitation and '-( in inimical na"amsa $he same could also %e ascertained %y study o# the num%er o# planets similarly situated %ut in conjunction with the lord o# the ?th house $he study o# %ene#ic dots o# planets in the ?th house #rom Jupiter or the na"amsa occupied %y the Sun, also ena%les one to guess the num%er o# issues ln this "erse is e0plained the method o# ascertaining #emale and male nati"ities whettor they are physically capa%le o# producing children ,@ !n the case o# a #emale nati"ity add the longitudes 'spast( o# the Moon, Mars and Jupiter !# the result comes to an e"en sign and e"en na"amsa, the strength o# #ecundity in the #emale #or producing issues is assured !# it is mi0ed 'i e sign male and na"amsa #emale or "ice "ersa(, she will %e a%le to produce children a#ter great e##ort !n the case o# a male nati"ity i# the sum total o# the longitudes o# the Sun, Venus and Jupiter denotes an odd sign and an odd na"amsa, it is !ndicati"e o# the strong physical capacity o# the male to produce children and in case one o# the two 'sign and na"amsa( %e e"en, the result will %e mi0ed Notes B !# in the case o# #emale nati"ity the sum total denotes odd sign and odd na"amsa, and in a male's nati"ity the result signi#ies e"en sign and e"en na"amsa, their physical capacity to produce children will %e almost nil or "ery weak ,? Su%tract #i"e times the longitude o# the Sun #rom #i"e times the
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longitude o# the Moon !# the $ithi represented %y the result %e an auspicious one in the %right hal# o# the lunar month, the nati"e will de#initely ha"e progeny without much e##ort But i# the resulting $ithi %e one o# the dark hal# o# the month, the e##ect will %e taken to %e negati"e !t is %y close e0amination o# the $ithi.whether it is auspicious or is auspicious in %oth the Pakshas B %right and dark B that one has to ascertain whether the nati"e will ha"e issues or not +uring an )ma"asya, a =hidra $ithi, the Vishti karana or any o# the Sthlra karanas, there will %e no !ssue at all NotesB$he =hidra $ithis are ',( =haturthi, '/( Shasti, '-( )shtami, '@( Na"ami, '?( +wadashi and '<( =haturdashi $hese days are generally a"oided #or any auspicious #unction $here are ,, karanas distri%uted o"er the -> $ithis o# the lunar month at the rate o# / karanas #or each $ithi $he #our o# these ',( =hatuspada, '/( Naga"a '-( 2irnstugne and '@( Sakune are called Sthira karanas and are so named as they permanently hold two o"er the #our hal# $ithis commencing #rom the second hal# o# 2rishna Paksha =haturdashi $he other se"en "iA ',( Ba"a '/( Bala"a, '-( 2aila"a, '@( $atthila, '?( 1araya, '<( Vaniya and '7( Vishta or Bhadra are called =har or mo"a%le karanas and occur !n ; cycles to preside o"er the remaining ?< hal# B to this o# the lunar month %eginning the later hal# o# Shukla paksha prathama Re%e$!al Meas#res ,<.,; Should, howe"er, the result happen to %e one o# the =hidra $ithis, the Vlshtl 2arana or a Sthir 2arana, the remedial measure to worship lord 2rishna %y recitation o# Purusha Sukta Mantras to ward o## the %arrenness threatening the #aimty !# the resultant $lthl comes out to %e Shastl, the nati"e ought to o##er prayers to 1od Su%ramanya !# it %e =haturthi the lord o# the Serpents has to %e appeased !# !t %e na"ami, the recitation o# 6amayana and listening to 6amayana is the remedy !# it is )shtami, the Sra"ana Vrata %y #asting has to %e o%ser"ed !# it %e =haturdasi the nati"e should worship 1od 6udra 'Shi"a( %y 6udraparayana !# the $ithi %e +wadashi he should appease the gods %y #eeding the needy !# it %e
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)ma"asya or Poornamasi the Manes ha"e to %e propitiated $hese measures are a%solutely essential to %e o%ser"ed with greater care and attention when the $ithi happens to %e one among the last #i"e, namely a#ter 2rishna paksha +asami 1enerally, !n the dark hal# o# a month to which so e"er o# the three di"ision a $ithi may %elong, worship ought to %e resorted to& the particular deity to %e propitiated %eing Nagaraja in the #irst di"ision, namely l.?$lthi, Skanda in the second 'ne0t #i"e $ithis i e <.,>( and Hari in the third or last #i"e ,E !# in any nati"ity, the lord o# the ?th house %e in his inimical or sign o# de%ilitation, %e com%ust or %e posited in <th, ;th or ,/th house there is no possi%ility o# nati"e getting an issue !# the planet in the ?th house %e in his inimical sign or sign o# de%ilitation or %e the lord o# the <th, ;th or ,/th childlessness will %e the de#inite conse4uence He ought to di"ine the source o# the same %y an e0amination o# the particular deity, tree and animal represented %y the sign occupied %y the planet />.// !# the o%stacle causing planet is the Sun, the person concerned will %e sonless due to disrespect shown to 1od Shi"a and 1aruda and the conse4uent curse o# the Manes !# such a planet %e the Moon, it will %e due to displeasure and anger o# the mother, Sumangli or other respect#ul woman owing to her #eelings ha"ing %een hurt !# the planet concerned %e Mars, tt will %e due to some #ault due to the "illage deity, to 1od 2artikeya, to an enemy or one's +ayadins !n the case o# Mercury, the sonlessness will %e due to crimes o# youngester or to the killing o# spawns 'eggs o# #ishes and similar creatures(, or the displeasure o# 1od Vishnu !# the cause o# sonlessness %e due to Jupiter, it will %e due to harm caused to the hereditary Brahma #amily priest or the destruction o# a tree #ull o# #ruits !# the childlessness causing %e Venus, it will %e due to cutting o# a tree #ull o# #lowers or harm to a "irtuous woman or to the cows or a sin#ul deed to people that ought to %e re"ered !# Saturn %e the planet responsi%le #or causing childlessness, it will %e due to the destruction o# an )swatha or Peepal tree or on account o# wrath o# yama or through departed spirits, go%lins and the like !# 6ahu should occupy the ?th house or %e associated with the lord o# that house, it will %e due to the curse o# a serpent
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!n the case o# 2etu, it will %e owing to the curse o# a serpent !n the case o# 2etu, it will %e owing to the curse o# a Brahmin !# Mandi %e the cause o# o%struction, it will %e due to the curse o# departed spirits !# Venus and the Moon in conjunction with Mandi should cause childlessness, it will %e on account o# the killing o# a woman or a cow !# Jupiter or 2etu in conjuction with Mandi %e in the ?th house, the sonlessness will %e due to the killing o# a Brahmin /- $he sins accured %y one's actions in many pre"ious %irths ha"e %een descri%ed in nati"ity which lead to childlessness and to ward o## which and to secure a son, the learned in )strology ha"e recommended particular Japs, =harities and such other good action prescri%ed #or se"eral planets /@ ) holy %ath in 6ameshwaram, engaging onesel# in reciting holy scriptures, worhsip o# 1od Shi"a, o%ser"ation o# holy austerities with re#erence to 'propitiate( 1od Vishnu, =harities, ceremonies in honour o# departed souls, installation o# the serpent deity B these are "arious remedial measures recommended %y which one can %e %lessed with sons 'children( /? $he %irth o# a son should possi%ly take place in the dasha or antar dasha o# any o# the #ollowing planets&. ',( $he lord o# the ascendent, '/( the lord o# the 7th house, '-( the lord o# the ?th house, '@( Jupiter, '?( the planet aspecting the ?th house, '<( the planet occupying the ?th house Hhen Jupiter passes through in transit the triangular sign to the sign occupied %y the lord o# the ?th or yama kantaka, %irth o# a son may also %e e0pected /< $he %irth o# a son is likely to take place, when the lord o# the ascendant during his transit ',( gets into conjunction with the lord o# the ?th house, '/( passes through his sign o# e0altation or '-( occupies his own sign passing through in his transit o# the ascendant through the ?th house or the sign occupied %y the lord o# the ?th is also an opportune period #or the %irth o# children /7 )dd the longitudes o# ',( the lord o# the ascendant, '/( the lord o# the 7th house, and '-( the lord o# the ?th house +uring the course o# the major period
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represented %y the owner o# the nakshatra resulting #rom the sum total o# the longitudes o# the a%o"e plantes and in the su%.period o# any o# the #ollowing planets will the %irth o# a son 'children( take placeB ',( $he planet occupying the ?th house, '/( the planet aspecting the ?th house and '-( the lord o# the ?th /; *ind out which amongst the ',( lord o# the ?th house, '/( the lord o# the sign occupied %y the lord o# the ?th house and '-( the lord o# the na"amsa o# the lord o# the ?th house '@( the lord o# the sign occupied %y jupiter and '?( the lord o# the na"amsa occupied %y Jupiter is a strong planet $he %irth o# a son 'children( may %e e0pected in the major or su%.period o# this strong planet /E *ind out the sign o# ?th #rom Jupiter and the sign and na"amsa o# its lord Hhen Jupiter in transit is triangular to that sign or na"amsa, the %irth o# a son 'children( may %e predicted )ccording ta other authorities on the su%ject, a learned man ought to in"estigate indications o# the %irth o# children #rom the positions o# the planet at the time o# the %irth o# the nati"e -> *ind out the lord o# the nakshatra occupied %y the Moon and that o# the ?th #rom it )dd the longitudes o# the two plantes Hhen Jupiter passes in transit through the sign represented %y this result or through one o# its triangular ones, the %irth o# a son is possi%le -, $he %irth o# a son 'child( is likely to take place when the Sun !n his transit passes the third sign representing the Nisheka 3agna or transits a sign triangular to the )dhana 3agna -/ !# the %irth o# a son takes place !n a 3agna which is ?th or Eth to the )dhana, it should %e understood that such a %irth !s due to "irtuous deeds per#ormed in the pre"ious %irths !# the )dhana 3agna is occupied or aspected %y %ene#ics, the person %orn will %e longli"ed, wealthy and happy -- *ind out the e0act +wadasamsa o# the Mars at the time o# )dhana and
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the sign in which he was posited 'count #rom )ries or #rom this sign as many signs as the num%er represented %y +wadasamsa in 4uestion( Hhen Moon !s !n the sign so #ound in the month o# deli"ery, the %irth o# the child to the wom% may %e protected -@ $he prediction should %e made #rom the consideration o# the positions o# the ser"eral planets with re#erence to the Moon and the 3agna at the time o# a 4uery, adoption o# a son in"estiture o# sacred thread, the gi#t o# a girl, the #irst maturity or the time o# conception, as he would i# a %irth had taken place at the time Thus ends the twelfth chapter on "Pro%eny "in Phaladeeplka composed by Mantreswara.

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Chapter 1& Deter%!nat!on of Lon(e'!t/


, $he #irst thing to %e considered a#ter the %irth o# the child is the e0amination o# his longe"ity $he other e##ects should %e judged later !# the nati"ity indicates some merits like 6aja Doga etc , their e##ects should %e assessed in consultation with those who are pro#icient in the knowledge o# )strology / $here is di##erence o# opinion a%out the actual time o# %irth o# the child $he "arious "iews are B ',( $he time o# %irth is that when the head 'o# the in#ant( emerges '/( $he time o# %irth is that when the %ody o# the in#ant emerges and touches the ground '-( $he time o# %irth is that when the %ody o# the in#ant is completed, separated #rom the mother's wom% - !n the case o# human %eings, it is not possi%le to determine the longe"ity o# a child within the #irst twel"e years :"en i# the nati"ity shows good longe"ity, the child meets his death owing to the sin#ul actions o# the parents 'during this or pre"ious %irths( @ !# the child dies within the #irst #our year it will %e due to the mother's sins +eath taking place %etween #our to eight year will %e due to the sins o# the #ather !# the death takes place %etween eight and twel"e years, it will %e due to the nati"e's own sin#ul actions in the pre"ious %irths ? Hith a "iew to escape #rom the e"il e##ects descri%ed a%o"e the #ather should resort to remedial measures mentioned %elow to promote the longe"ity o# the child and #or his protection $he #ather should arrange #or the per#ormance o# religious rites preceded %y the incantations o# mantras and o##erings o# o%lations %y the pouring o# ghee etc , in the holy #ire on e"ery, %irth day o# the child 'according to lunar month( till the ,/th year $his should %e suppplemented %y appropriate medical treatment where necessary < $he #irst eight year's period o# a man's li#e is treated as Balarishta $hus
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that a##lict him till the />th year are said to %e due to Dogarishta 'e"ils produced %y planetary dispositions( Hhen the longe"ity e0tends to -/, it is called alpayus or short li#e !t is called Madhyamayus or middle age when the span o# li#e e0tends to 7> years !t is Poornayus when the period o# li#e e0tends to ,>> years 7 ) hundred years is generally recognised as the span o# li#e #or human %eings $he di"ision o# this period !nto three portions constitutes respecti"ely the )lpayu, Madhyamayu and Poornayu and this is recognised uni"ersally ; !# the %irth occurs in the e"il yogas . +inamrityu, +inaroga or Vishaghatikala, the child will die immediately a#ter %irth NotesB +escri%ed %elow are the +inamrityu, +inaroga and Vishagatikala Dogas +ina mrityuB $here is this yoga when the %irth is during the day in the #irst 4uarter o# +hanishta and hasta, in the /nd 4uarter o# 8ttara%hadra and )shlesha, and the #ourth 4uarter o# Bharani and Moola $hese yogas do not cause any e"il e##ect i# the %irth is during the night +inaroga B $here is this yoga when the %irth occurs during the day in the #irst 4uarter o# )shlesha and 8ttara%hadra, in the second 4uarter o# Bharani and Moola, in the third 4uarter o# 8ttaraphalguni and Sra"ana and in the #ourth 4uarter o# Swati and Mrigashira $hese yogas will cause no e"il e##ects i# the %irth occurs during the night Vishagatikala B :"ery nakshatra has ghatikas o# Vishagatikala as under B )swin ?>.?@, Bharani /@./;, 2rittika ->.-@, 6ohini @>.@@, Mrigashira ,@. ,;, )ridra /,./?, Punar"asu ->.-@, Pushyami />./@, )shlesha -/.-<, Makha ->. -@, Poor"aphalguni />./@, 8ttaraphalguni ,;.//, Hasta /,./?, =hlttra />./@, Swati ,@.,;, Visakha ,@.,; , )nuradha ,>.,@, Jyestha ,@.,;, Mc0(la ?<.<>, Poor"ashada /@./;, 8ttarashada />./@, Sara"ana ,>.,@, +hanista ,>.,@, Shata%hlsha ,;.//, Poor"a%hadra ,<./>, 8ttara%hadra /@./; and 6e"ati ->.-@ !# the %irth occurs in the #irst 4uarter o# Pushyami, Poor"ashada and =hittra, the #ather o# the nati"e dies !# it %e in the second 4uarter, the mother dies $he child will himsel# die i# the %irth takes place in the third 4uarter $he maternal
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uncle will die i# the %irth %e in the #ourth 4uarter o# these nakshatra !# the )scendant is not connected with %ene#ic planets and %irth takes place in Moola or )shlesha nakshatras the results will %e as #ollows&B Moola #irst 4uarter Moola second 4uarter Moola third 4uarter Moola #ourth 4uarter )shlesha #ourth 4uarter )shlesha third 4uarter )shlesha second 4uarter )shlesha #irst 4uarter +eath o# the #ather +eath o# the mother :0tinction o# the #amily Healthy and prosperous

E !# the %irth takes place at the time o# Sandhi 'junction( o# the signs and i# the signs %e not aspected %y or associated with %ene#ics the child %orn dies soon a#ter %irth !# the %irth occurs in 1andanta the death takes place either o# the parents or the nati"e himsel# !#, howe"er, the nati"e sur"i"es he %ecomes splendourous like a king '$he sandhis %etween Pisces and )ries, =ancer and 3eo and Scorpio and Sagittarius are called gandanta( $he person, who is %orn in Sandhi associated with or aspected %y male#ics will not see Sunrise $he same result may %e e0pected i# the Moon at %irth attains tne #ate#ul degree in any sign and is at the same time posited in a 2endra or the ;th house ,> J# the degrees attained %y the Moon in )ries and the other sign %e respecti"ely /<, ,/, ,-, /?, /@, ,,, /<, ,@, ,-, /?, ? and ,/, they indicate death ,, $he #ollowing are 'also( respecti"ely deemed as Mrityu%hagas or #ate#ul degrees o# the 3agna in the se"eral signs #rom )ries onwards ;, E, //, //, /?, ,@, @, /-, ,;, />, /,, and ,> ,/ $he child %orn dies soon a#ter %irth in the #ollowing planetary dispositions &B ',( !# male#ics %e in the 2endra or the ;th '/( !# the )scendant and the ;th are occupied %y male#ics
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'-( !# the )scendant and the 7th are occupied %y male#ics '@( !# the Moon and the )scendant %e hemmed in %etween male#ics '?( !# the waning Moon %e posited in <th, ;th or ,/th '<( !# the waning Moon alongwith male#ics occupies the ,st, ?th, 7th or the Eth house '7( !# the male#ics %e posited in the 7th and ;th houses !#, howe"er, there %e aspect o# %ene#ics on the 3agna, the Moon or male#ics or there %e %ene#ics in 2endra, the e"il e##ects descri%ed a%o"e do not come to pass ,- !# the lord o# the )scendant or the lord o# the sign occupied %y the Moon %eing weak is placed in <th, ;th or ,/th, the nati"e sur"i"es #or the num%er o# the years as are indicated %y the num%er o# the sign 'counted #rom )ries( in which the 3ord o# 3agna or the lord o# the Moon sign is posited !# the lord o# the 3agna decanate or the lord o# the Moon decanate %eing weak %e placed in the <th, ;th or ,/th, the num%er o# the sign in which such lord is posited will indicate the num%er o# days o# the sur"i"al o# the child !# the lord o# the 3agna Na"amsa or the lord o# the Moon Na"amsa %eing weak %e placed in <th, ;th or ,/th, the sign o# the 3agna Na"amsa or the Moon Na"amsa will indicate the num%er o# days o# the sur"i"al o# the nati"e )#ter care#ully taking into account which o# the a%o"e planetary dispositions are more predominant and a#ter considering the nature o# the male#ics occupying the ?th and ;th house #rom the 3agna, a #inal decision should %e taken a%out the longe"ity o# the nati"e ,@ Note the #ollowing - pairs ')( the decanate signs o# the 3agna and the Moon 'B( the Na"amsa signs o# the lord o# the 3agna and lord o# the sign occupied %y the Moon and '=( the +wadasasma signs o# the lord o# the 3agna and o# the lord o# the ;th house $he li#e o# the child should %e pronounced as +eergha, Madhya and )lpa according as 'a( when one o# the signs in the said - pairs is a mo"ea%le sign and the other is a mo"ea%le #i0ed or dual sign, '%( when one o# the signs is #i0ed and
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the other is a dual, mo"ea%le or #i0ed sign and 'c( when one o# the signs is a dual sign and the other is a #i0ed, dual or mo"ea%le sign respecti"ely ) 3agna +ecanate sign B Sign o# the 3agna Na"amsa = +wadasamsa sign o# the lord o# the 3agna

Moon +ecanate sign Sign o# the Moon's Na"amsa +wadasamsa sign o# the lord o# ;th

) Mo"ea%le Mo"ea%le Mo"ea%le B *i0ed #i0ed #i0ed = +ual +ual +ual

Mo"ea%le *i0ed +ual +ual mo"ea%le #i0ed *i0ed +ual Mo"ea%le

+eergha Madhya )lpa +eergha Madhya )lpa +eergha Madhya )lpa

,? !# the lord o# the 3agna and all the %ene#ics %e in 2endra the nati"e will ha"e +eerghayu !# they %e in Panphara house the nati"e will ha"e Madhyayu !# they %e in )poklima house, the nati"e will ha"e )lpayu !# the lord o# the ;th house and all male#ics %e posited in 2endra house the nati"e will ha"e )lphyu !# they %e posited in Panaphara house, the nati"e will ha"e Madhyayu !# they %e posited in )poklima house, the nati"e will enjoy +eerghayu *ind out i# the #ollowing - pairs o# planets are mutualy #riends, neutrals or enemies&B 'a( $he lord o# the sign in which the Moon is posited and the lord o# the ;th house #rom the Moon sign
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'%( $he lord o# the 3agna and the lord o# the ;th house 'c( $he lord o# the 3agna and the Sun $he nati"e will enjoy +eerghayu i# they are mutually #riends He will ha"e Madhyayu i# they are mutually neutrals and will ha"e )lpayu i# they are mutually enemies ,< $he nati"e will %e longli"ed 'enjoy +eerghayu( i# B ',( $he lord o# the 3agna %e stronger than the lord o# the ;th house, '/( $he lord o# the rising Na"amsa %e stronger than the lord o# the ;th #rom Na"amsa 3agna, '-( !# the lord o# the sign occupied %y the Moon %e stronger than the lord o# the ;th #rom the Moon, '@( !# the lord o# the Moon's Na"amsa %e stronger than !he lord o# the ;th #rom it !# otherwise, the re"erse will %e the result ,7 !# the lord o# the ;th house endowed with greater strength than the lord o# the lagna, %e posited in 2endra and male#ics occupy the ;th and the ,/th, the nati"e will %e shortli"ed e"en i# he gets medicum li#e or prolog his li#e to the #ull period, his li#e will %e the "icissitudes o# happiness and misery ,; )dd the longitudes o# the Sun, the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn *or e0ample the #ollowing are the longitudes gi"en in a horoscope Sun . 7./<, Moon . ,,./>, Jupiter . <.,@, Saturn . >.,7, /< or /.7 that 7 degrees o# 1emini !# the nati"e has alpayu the end o# his li#e will come when Saturn in transit reaches the #irst cycle o# 7 degrees o# 1emini ,E !# the lord o# the 3agna %e associated with a malei#c and %e eclipsed %y the Sun's rays, or %e in his sign o# de%ilitation or in an inimical sign, the death o# the nati"e will ha"e to %e pronounced, when the same lord in his transit happens to occupy the <th, ;th or ,/th or the 3agna or %e some how connected with it $he same e"ent may also %e deduced #rom the Na"amsa 3agna, the decanate 3agna or the sign in which the Moon %e posited
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/> !# the Moon, the lord o# the sign occupied %y her and the lord o# the 3agna %e all well placed %y %eing associated with or aspected %y %ene#ics and passed many points o# strength, the %irth at that time should %e treated "ery auspicious and will makeS the nati"e happy in e"ery way /, !# the lord o# the 3agna possesses great strength and %e unaspected %y 'or associated with( male#ics and %e aspected %y 'or associated with( %ene#ics, occupies a kendra house, the death is warded o## and the nati"e secures a long li#e with good 4ualities, wealth and an illusttrious or power#ul so"ereignty // !# Jupiter, the Minister o# 1ods, possessed o# great strength and with %rilliant rays %e posited in 3agna, he can singly ward o## many o# the e"ils which otherwise would %e di##icult to o"ercome, just as a hum%le salutation placed with all sincerity %e#ore lord Vishnu demolishes all e"ils /- !# the %irth %e in %right hal# o# the lumar month 'Shukla Paksha( and the Moon %e posited in ,st, @th, ?th, 7th, Eth, ,>th or the ,,th in =ancer, 3eo, Sagittarius or Pisces Na"amsa, many e"ils endangering li#e o# the nati"e are demolished and the %irth %ecomes "ery auspicious /@ !# in any nati"ity, there %e no male#ics in kendra, trikona and the ;th house and the lord o# 3agna and Jupiter posited in kendra, the nati"e per#orms "irtuous actions, enjoys all kinds o# happiness and remains in good health with a li#e span o# ,>> years /? $hrough the +asas enunciated %y Spripati, through )shtaka"arga, through 2alachakra +asa and through the Vimsottari +asa system, a Hiseman ought to predict the longe"ity o# the nati"e %y #ollowing suita%le rules a#ter a correct calculation o# se"eral planetary positions, care#ul working and minute scrutiny Thus ends the thirteenth chapter on ""ife pan" in Phaladeepika composed by Mantreswara.

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Chapter 1) D!seases8 Death8 Past an$ 4#t#re b!rths


$his chapter deals with planetary dispositions a%out diseases, death, pre"ious %irths and #uture %irths , )ll matters relating to diseases should %e ascertained #rom 'a( the planets in the <th house, '%( the planets in the ;th house 'c( the planets in the ,/th house, 'd( the lord o# the <th house and 'e( the planets associated with the lord o# the <th house $he particular disease may %e predicted i# the same happens to %e indicated %y two, three or more independent planetary dispositions / $he Sun is the signi#icator #or #ollowing diseases and trou%les ',( %ile, '/( high #e"er, '-( %urning in the %ody, '@( epilepsy, '?( heart diseases, '<( eye trou%les '7( stomach trou%les, ';( skin diseases 'E( lecorrhea, ',>( danger #rom enemies, ',,( danger #rom wood, #ire, weapon and poison, ',/( distress #rom wi#e and sons, ',-( danger #rom thie"es or 4uadrupeds, ',@( danger #rom snakes ',?( danger #rom the king, the 1od Dama and 1od Shi"a - $he Moon's signi#ications in this chapter are ',( :0cessi"e sleepiness or sleeplessness, '/( laAiess, '-( phelgmatic a##liction, '@( dysentry or diarrhoea, '?( car%uncle, '<( typhoid #e"er, '7( danger #rom horned or watery animals or creatures, ';( loss o# appetite, 'E( indigestion ',>( tastelessness, ',,( trou%le #rom women ',/( jaundice, ',-( impurity o# %lood, ',@( danger #rom water, ',?( mental #atigue ',<( #ear #rom Balagrahas, the 1oddess +urga kinnaras, the 1od yama, snakes, and #emale Daksha @ Mars can %e the cause o# #ollowing diseases and trou%les ',( :0cessi"e thirst, '/( mor%id irritation due to %illious #e"er, '-( #ear or danger #rom #ire, poison or weapon, '@( leprosy, '?( eye tre%les, '<( appendicitis, '7( epilepsy, ';( injury to the marrow, 'E( itch in the %ody, ',>( roughness o# the %ody, ',,( %odily de#ormities, ',/( #ear #rom the king, #ire and thie"es, ',-( 4uarrels with %rothers, sons or enemies, ',@( #ighting with the enemies, ',?( diseases in the upper part o# the %ody and ',<( #ear #rom e"il spirits, gandhar"a and #right#ul demon
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? Mercury is concerned with the #ollowing diseases and trou%les ',( mental con#usion '/( harsh speech or trou%le in "ocal organs, '-( eye trou%les, '@( diseases o# the throat, '?( trou%le in the nose or nasal a##liction, '<( #e"er caused %y im%alance o# the three humours B wind, %ile and phlagm, '7( ill e##ects #rom poisoning 'like #ood poisoning(, ';( skin diseases, 'E( jaundice, ',>( itchning and %ad dreams, ',,( #ear #rom #ire ',/( hard la%our, ',-( diseases or e"il caused %y gandhar"as etc < Jupiter is responsi%le #or the #ollowing diseases and trou%les ',( )ppendicitis, '/( #e"er due to in#ection in intestines, '-( #ainting, '@( diseases o# the ear, '?( trou%les in connection with temple matters, '<( +istress due to curse o# Brahmin '7( trou%les due to hoarded wealth, ';( oppression caused %y Vidyadhara, Dakhsa, kinnaras, 1ods, Serpents etc 'E( Punishment due to show o# disrespect to preceptor, respected and elderly persona and de"iation #rom duty towards them $his is su##ered during the )ntar +asa o# Jupiter $his is so determined %y the +i"ine 7 $he diseases and trou%les caused %y Venus are as #ollows.',( Pale comple0ion due to )naemia, '/( :ye trou%les, urinary o%struction, dia%etes, diseases o# the generati"e organs due to im%alance o# phlegm and wind, '@( lack o# "itality, '?( ina%ility to ha"e se0ual inter course 'impotency(, '<( Pale comple0ion, lack o# lustre and weakness due to e0cessi"e indulgence in se0ual intercourse, '7( rickets, ';( #ear #rom witches, #emale ghosts and #emale deities 'E( %reak in #riendship with dear #riends ; Saturn is likely to %e the cause o# the #ollowing diseases and trou%les ',( diseases caused %y wind and phelgm, '/( Pain in the legs or %ecoming lame, '-( #atigue due to e0cessi"e la%our, '@( mental a%erration, '?( Stomach ache, '<( :0cessi"e heat in the %ody, '7( trou%les #rom ser"ants, ';( distress due to wi#e and children, 'E( injury to some part o# the %ody, ',>( mental anguish ',,( oppression %y ignominious go%lin and the like, ',/( injury #rom a %low #rom a piece o# wood or stone ',-( mis#ortune E $he diseases and trou%les attri%uted to 6ahu are as #ollows & ',( Heart
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diseases, '/( theart o# %urning, '-( leprosy, '@( a%arration o# mind, '@( diseases caused %y poisoning, '?( pain in the legs or injury, '<( distress #rom wi#e and children or distress caused on their account, '7( trou%le #rom go%lins, serpents or enemies 2etu is the cause o# ',( $rou%le through dispute with Brahmins and 2shatriyas $he trou%les due to 1ulik are ',( #ear #rom seeing dead %odies '/( poison, '-( %odily pain, '@( sorrow due to the death o# a near relation, '?( #ear #rom e"il spirits ,> !# the Moon and the Sun occupied the /nd and ,/th houses associated with or aspected %y Mars and Saturn, the nati"e will su##er #rom eye diseases Notes . !# the planetary disposition descri%ed a%o"e is concerned with the ,/th house, the le#t eye will %e a##ected Similarly i# any amongst the Sun and the Moon is posited in the /nd or the ,/th house and is aspected %y Saturn or Mars, such Sun or Moon is in the /nd house, the right eye will get a##licted $he le#t eye will %e ad"ersely a##ected i# their disposition %e in the ,/th house !# the Sun %e in the /nd aspected %y or associated with Mars or Saturn and the Moon %e in the ,/th aspected %y or associated with Mars or Saturn, %oth the eyes will get a##licted and may e"en make the nati"e %lind !# the -rd and ,,th houses and Jupiter %e associated with or aspected %y Mars or Saturn, the nati"e will su##er #rom diseases o# the ears $he nati"e will su##er #rom stomach ache i# the Mars %e posited in the ?th house and %e associated with the lord o# the <th or the ;th house 6ectal disease, will %e caused to the nati"e i# the lords o# the <th or the ;th house %e posited in the 7th with a male#ic or the lord o# the <th %e in the ;th alongwith a male#ic Venus under the a%o"e condition will make the nati"e su##er #rom a disease in the pri"ate parts '"eneral diseases( ,, !# the <th or ;th house %e occupied %y the Sun, there would %e #ear o# #e"er, i# %y Mars or 2etu, the danger will %e #rom injury or ulcer9 i# %y Venus, it
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will %e through a disease in the pri"ate parts, i# Jupiter should occupy the <th or the ;th house, the nati"e will %e a##licted with consumption9 i# Saturn %e in such a position, the nati"e will su##er #rom ner"ous diseases !# 6ahu aspected %y Mars %e in the <th or the ;th, the person concerned will su##er #rom car%uncle Should Saturn alongwith the Moon posited in <th or the ;th, nati"e will su##er #rom enlargement o# the spleen !# the waning Moon should occupy the <th or the ;th house identical with watery sign, in conjunction with male#ic9 the person will su##er #rom watery diseases or consumption ,/ ! now proceed to e0plain the manner in which a person meets with his death and the cause o# the same $he death is caused through the diseases caused %y the strongest o# the planets occupying or aspecting the ;th house !# there %e no planet occupying or aspecting the ;th house, the death will %e caused %y the diseases signi#ied %y the ;th house or those indicated %y the house in which the lord o# the ;th house is placed !# any o# the planetary disposition do not e0ist, it may %e declared with certainty that death will %e caused %y the diseases caused %y the lord o# the ;th house, or %y the lord o# the //nd decanate 'counted #rom the 3agna decanate( ,- Hhen the ;th house is occupied or aspected %y a planet, death should %e declared to %e caused %y diseases relating to that planet Hhen there are no planets occupying or aspecting the ;th house, death is caused through diseases arising #rom the nature o# the sign representing the ;th house ,@.,? $he diseases or means through which death is caused %y the "arious planets are as under &B ',( $he Sun B #ire, high #e"er, %ile or weapon '/( $he Moon B =holera, watery diseases or pulmonary disease '-( Mars B #ire, magical spells, witchcra#t and weapons '@( MercuryB)naemia, %loodlessness, and similar diseases and giddiness '?( Juipter B =auses death without much trou%le or through phelgm '<( Venus B Vene#al diseases or similar ones caused %y association with
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Homen '7( Saturn B Hind diseases or a dangerous #e"er like typhoid ';( 6ahu B 3eprosy, #ood poisoning, "enomous %ites, smallpo0 and the like 'E( 2etu B 8nnatural death like suicide, assassination as a result o# hatred o# enemies or through worms etc ,< $he death should %e predicted through the e"il e##ect arising #rom the ;th house reckoned #rom the 3agna or through the e"il e##ect o# the sign representing Na"amsa occupied %y the lord o# the ;th house ,7.,E $he diseases caused %y the planets ha"e already %een descri%ed earlier Now are detailed the diseases and trou%les caused %y the "arious signs which may ultimately %ecome the media o# death o# the nati"e ',( )ries B #e"er due to e0cess o# %ile, diseases caused %y heat like stroke etc , li"er or gastric trou%le '/( $aurus B +iseases caused %y the im%alance o# the three humours %ile, phlegm and wind, injury %y weapon or #ire '-( 1emini B =atarrah, asthema, or sharp pain such as colic '@( =ancer B !nsanity, windy diseases, loss o# appetite etc '?( 3eo B #atal injuries caused %y wild animals, #e"er, %oils, enemies '<( Virgo B $rou%les caused %y women, "eneial diseases, #all #rom a height '7( 3i%ra B Brain #e"er and typhod ';( Scorpio B +iseases o# the spleen, dyspepsia and jaundice 'E( Sagittarius B !njury caused %y #all #rom a tree 'or %y tree #alling o# or "arga ',>( =apricornB Stomach.ache, loss or appetite or a%eration o# mind etc ',,( )4uarius B cough, #e"er, consumption etc ',/( Pisces B Hatery diseases such as Jalodara, drowning, etc /> !# the lord o# the ;th house %e a male#ic and ;th house %e a male#ic the death will %e %y weapon, #ire, tiger or snake !# two male#ics posited in kendras aspect each other, the death will %e due to
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displeasure o# the king, through a weapon, poison or #ire /, !# !n any nati"ity, the lord o# the ,/th house %e !n a sign or Na"amsa o# a %ene#ic or %e associated with a %ene#ic or the ,/th house %e occupied and owned %y a %ene#ic, the nati"e will meet with his death without any anguish or su##ering $he death will %e pain#ul i# the lord o# the ,/th %e posited in the sign or Na"amsa o# a male#ic and %e associated with a male#ic, or the ,/th may'%e occupied or owned %y a male#ic // !# the lord o# ,/th house %e posited in his sign o# e0altation, a #riendly sign or a "arga o# a %ene#ic planet or %e associated with a %ene#ic planet, the nati"e a#ter his death goes upwards to hea"en !# he is posited in his sigh o# de%ilition, in an inimical sign or in the "arga o# a male#ic planet, he a#ter his death goes to hell Some interpret this as a result o# the nati"e o# the sign 'o# the ,/th house( i e hea"en i# the sign is a shirshodaya one and hell i# it %e a prishtodaya one Notes . 1emini, Virgo, 3i%ra, Scorpio and )4uarius are Shirshodaya signs )ries, $aurus, =ancer, Sagittarius and =apricorn are Prishtodaya signs Pisces is an 8%hayodaya sign /- $he re#uge a#ter death is indicated %y ',( the planet or planets posited in the ,/th house, '/( the planet occupying the Na"amsa o# the ,/th house, or the palnet or planets with which the lord o# the ,/th %e connected !# the Sun or the Moon %e such planet the a%ode o# the soul a#ter death will %e 2ailash !# Mars %e the planet concerned, the nati"e takes %irth on the :arth immediately a#ter death !# Mercury %e the planet !n 4uestion, the ne0t world #or the nati"e will %e Vaikuntha Jupiter takes the nati"e's soul to Brahmaloka, Saturn to the a%ode o# Dama, 6ahu to other islands and 2etu to hell /@ !t is #rom the lord o# the Eth that all is ascertained a%out the nati"e's past %irth and all in#ormation a%out his #uture %irth is signi#ied %y the lord o# the ?th house $he particular caste, country and the direction o# the person concerned in his past and #uture %irths should %e deduced #rom the lords o# the Eth and the ?th houses respecti"ely /? !# the planets re#erred to a%o"e %e in their sign o# e0altation, the a%ode
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should %e declared as that o# 1ods '+e"aloka( !# they %e in their sign o# de%ilitation or in an inimical sign, the a%odes o# past and #uture %irth should %e declared to %e #oreign islands !# the a%o"e patents %e in their own sign, #riend's sign or a neutral's sign, such place would %e !ndia alone /< $he parts o# !ndia co"ered %y the "arious planets are as under&B ',( $he Sun B Mountains and #orests '/( $he Moon B $racts watered %y the holy ri"ers 'like 1anga, Damuna, Narmada, 1oda"ari, etc ( '-( Mars B 2eekat +esha now known as Bihar '@( Mercury B )ll scared places '?( Jup#lerB)rya"arta %ordered in the North %y Himalayas, in the South %y Vindhya, and which e0tends to oceans in the :ast and the Hest '<( Venus B$he same places as ha"e %een indicated #or the Moon '7( Saturn B Prohi%ited places like those inha%ited %y Mlechhas 'non. Hindus( /7 !# the planets re#erred to in "erse /@ 'lords o# the Eth and the ?th( are posited in a #i0ed sign or Na"amsa which is Prishtodaya and )dhomukha along with male#ics, the past and #uture %riths o# the nati"e should %e taken as trees, plants and the like !# the lords o# the Eth and the ?th houses occupy a Shirshodaya and an 8rdh"amukha sign or a mo"ea%le sign or na"amsa, and %e associated with %ene#ics, the past and #uture %irth will %e o# an animal kind /; !# the lord o# the Eth or the ?th %e in the sign o# e0altation or own sign the lord o# the 3agna, it would mean that the nati"e's pre"ious or the #uture %irth 'as the case may %e( will %e that o# a human %eing !# the lord o# the Eth occupied a sign neutral to the lord o# the 3agna, the nati"e in the past %irth was %orn as an animal !# the lord o# the ?th %e in a sign neutral to the lord o# the 3agna the nati"e in his #uture %irth will %e %orn as an animal !# the lord o# the Eth occupies the sign o# de%ilitation o# the lord o# the 3agna or in an inimical sign, the nati"e was %orn as a %ird in his pre"ious %irth
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!# the lord o# the ?th %e in such a situation, the nati"e will %e %orn as a %ird in his ne0t %irth )ll these may also %e declared with re#erence to the appearance o# the decanates occupied %y the lord o# the Eth or the ?th /E !# the lords o# the Eth and the ?th %e in the same sign, the past %irth was in his own country and the #uture %irth will also take place there !# these two planets %e o# e4ual strength, the past and #uture %irth would %e in the same caste $he colour and 4uality will also %e similar to these %elonging to the lords o# the Eth and the ?th houses Prediction regarding all the rest should %e similarly made %y a re#erence to what has %een stated in the Samgnadhyaya Notes B Hhat has %een stated a%out past and #uture %irth in Venus /,./E are o# no practical utility though they make interesting reading %ecause it is impossi%le to "eri#y the correctness o# such conclusions

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Chapter 1* Assess%ent of ho#ses


, $he houses occupied and aspected %y %ene#ic planets or their own lords, or planets owning auspicious houses produce completely %ene#iciary results pro"ided that they are not associated with or aspected %y male#ics $he same will %e the result in the case o# male#ics i# they happen to %e lords o# such houses $hese good e##ects will %e ensured in the case o# all the planets when they are in the signs o# de%ilitation, com%ust and in inimical signs / !t is the "iew o# learned )strologers that the strength o# a house such as the 3agna should %e ade4uate and the house su##iciently %ene#icial i# the ,st, /nd, @th, ?th, 7th, Eth and ,>th #rom that house are occupied %y auspicious planets or the lord o# the house is #ree #rom the occupation %y and aspect o# male#ics $he house concerned should %e considered to deteriorate in its e##ects i# the a%o"e houses are not so occupied and aspected $he e##ects will %e mi0ed i# such positions are in#luenced %y occupation or aspect %y %oth %ene#ics and male#ics - !# the lord o# a house %e ',( posited in the ;th house, '/( eclipsed %y the Sun's rays, '-( in his sign o# de%ilitation or '@( in an inimical sign and %e de"oid o# association or aspect o# %ene#ics, the e##ects o# that house are totally destroyed Some are o# the "iew that the house in 4uestion will also su##er i# its lord is in the ;th #rom the 3agna also !# any %ene#ic %eing in his sign o# de%ilitation, is in inimical sign or com%ust occupied any house, unaspected %y any oene#ic, he will destroy the good e##ects o# the house owned %y him !# a male#ic %eing in his sign o# de%ilitaton, com%ust or in his inimical sign unaspected %y any %ene#ic will harm the e##ects o# that house *or e0ample see the horoscope B Here Mars occupies the ?th in his sign o# de%ilitation !nspite o# the aspect o# Jupiter on Mars on the ?th house the nati"e lost two sons and himsel# su##ered #rom a serious disease Jalodara

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3 6ahu

Venus Sat

Merc Sun Moon Mars

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2etu

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7th

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? !# the lord o# the house under e0amination is in the <th, ;th or ,/th #rom the 3agna, that house is destroyed $he same will %e the results i# that house is occupied %y the 3ords o# the <th ;th or ,/th $he house concerned will, howe"er, #lourish i# it is aspected %y a %ene#ic < ) house su##ers annihilation in the #ollowing circumstances &B ',( !# the house, its lord and karaka %e %ere#t o# strength '/( !# the house, its lord and karaka are hemmed in %etween male#ics or %e associated with or aspected %y male#ics and %e de"oid o# any in#luence o# %ene#ics '-( !# male#ics occupy the @th, ?th, ;th, Eth and ,/th houses #rom that house $here will %e no dou%t a%out the annihilation o# the house i# any o# the two or three conditions' mentioned a%o"e synchronise Notes B *or e0ample, in a male's nati"ity we ha"e to e0amine the 7th house !# the 7th house %e without any strength, the lord o# 7th %e posited %etwi0t male#ics, and male#ics occupy the @th and ;th house #rom Venus, the #irst wi#e o# the nati"e will de#initely meet with her death 7 !# the lord o# the ;th house, the lord o# //nd decanate and lords o# <th, 7th and ;th #rom a house %e without strength, they will cause harm to the house 'its e##ects( in their dasa, and antar dasa ) house will #lourish in the dasa o# the #ollowing planets &B ',( Male#ics posited in the -rd, <th and ,,th #rom that house '/( Bene#its posited in the ,st, @th, ?th, 7th, Eth, and ,>th #rom that house '-( Planets which are #riendly to the lord o# that hosue Pro"ided that the planets mentioned a%o"e are not de"oid o# strength Notes B *or e0ample see the #ollowing horoscope B Here i# we e0amine the position o# the 3agna we will #ind that Saturn is an enemy o# the Sun 'lord o# the 3agna( $here#ore there will %e physical distress in the dasa and antar dasa o# Saturn Jupiter is a #riend o# the Sun $here#ore there will %e physical #elicity in the dasa and antar dasa o# Jupiter

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Sun

; $he #ollowing planets in their dasa and antar dasa cause destruction o# the house ',( $he lord o# the -rd house #rom the 3agna '/( $he lord o# the -rd house #rom the Moon '-( $he planet occupying the ;th house '@( $he planet which aspects the ;th house '?( Saturn '<( $he lord o# the //nd decanate '7( $he lord o# the house occupied %y Mandi, ';( $he lord o# the sign and na"amsa in which the a%o"e 7 planets are posited 'E( 6ahu, i# he %e weak %y occupying the ;th or ,/th house or %y %eing associated with or aspected %y made#ies Notes B !n this "erse it has not %een made clear which house will %ecome the "ictim o# destruction %ut in the pre"ious "erse it has %een stated that houses occupied %y male#ics, those surrounded on %oth sides %y male#ics, get damaged $he same principle should apply to this "erse E Hhiche"er house is occupied %y the lord o# the 3agna gains in prosperity and well %eing i e it %ecomes "ery %ene#icient and produces "ery good e##ects $he good e##ects o# only such houses are enhanced i# their lords are
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associated with or aspected %y the lord o# the 3agna !# the lord o# any house is posited in dusthana '<th, ;th or ,/th(, the e##ects will %e re"erse !# the planet in the dusthana %e weak, the e##ects will %e immensely harm#ul !# he is strong the damage will %e slight ,> !n spite o# the lord o# 3agna %eing male#ic, he will impro"e the prospects o# the house occupied %y him !n addition to %eing the lord o# the 3agna, i# a planet happens to own a dusthana '<th, ;th or ,/th(, the e##ects o# his ownership o# 3agna only will pre"ail and not that o# the other house *or e0ample, Mars owning the 3agna occupy 3eo ')ries %eing the 3agna( or Pisces 'Scorpio %eing the 3agna( identical with the ?th house and %e aspected %y a %ene#ic, the person concerned will get sons "ery soon

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*or e0ample see the horoscope Here Mars as the lord o# 3agna and the ;th occupies the ?th house with Jupiter and 2etu !n spite o# 2etu the nati"e is %lessed with sons and daughters ,, Should a planet own two houses, the e##ects o# the house which is the Moolatrikona will predominate while the e##ects o# his own house will %e hal# Notes B *or e0ample in a nati"ity o# 3eo 3agna Jupiter will %e lord o# the ?th and the ;th house $he ?th is an auspicious house and the ;th house is e"il )s Jupiter Moolatrikona 'Sagittarius( #alls in the ?th house, he will produce the e##ects
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o# the lord o# the ?th predominantly and his e##ects as the lord o# the ;th will %e hal# !n the dasa o# such a planet the e##ects o# %oth the ownerships will come to pass 'good and %ad %oth( $he e##ects o# #irst sign counted #rom the 3agna will %e e0perienced #irst and the e##ects o# the other sign will %e deri"ed later $his is one "iew $he other "iew is that a planet posited in an odd sign will produce the e##ect o# that house #irst while the one that occupies an e"en sign will ha"e its e##ect e0periened in the second hal# o# the dasa ,/ $he distinction o# a house #rom the 3agna onwards during the dasa period o# planets which are "ery inimical 'adhishatru( o# the lord o# that house or which occupy houses where there are no %ene#ic dots in their ashtaka"argas Notes B Suppose, the maha dasa o# Saturn is in operation and in the Saturn's ashtaka"arga there are no %ene#ic dots in the ?th house $hus in the dasa and an tar dasda o# Saturn, the ?th house will %e damaged and produce e"il e##ects $he another "iew in this regard& Suppose the 3agna is 3eo and in the Sun's ashtaka"arga there are no %ene#ic dots in Pisces in their dasa and antar dasa will cause physical distress '%y damaging the 3agna( )ccording to this "iew, i# in the ashtaka"arga o# the lord o# the house under e0amination, the planet occupying the sign which has no %ene#ic dots, will harm the house concerned in his dasa and antar dasa ,- :"en i# a planet %e posited in his sign o# e0altation or a #riendly sign or %e enjoying the si0 kinds o# strength 'shada%ala(, he pro"es in a##liction i# he is situated in Bha"a.Sandhi 'junction o# two houses( $his must %e taken into account while predicting the e##ects o# dasas and antar dasas o# planets ,@ !n the case o# "arious houses, the planets occupy the e0act degrees 'Bha"a.Madhya( signi#ied %y any particular house, produce the #ull e##ects o# that house $he planets situated in Bha"a.Sandhi produce no e##ects !n the case o# planets occupying intermediate positions, the e##ects must %e ascertained %y a method o# three processes ,? )scertainment a%out his ownsel#, #ather, in#luence, health, "itality and
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#ortune %e made #rom the Sun $he Moon signi#ies the nati"e's character o# heart, understanding, royal #a"our, mother and prosperity *rom Mars one should ascertain his own courage, disease, characteristic, 4ualities, younger %rothers, lands, enemies and paternal %lood relations Mercury is concerned with learning, relati"es in general, discrimination, maternal uncle, #riends, and speech ,< $he nati"e should ascertain a%out his genius, wealth, physical de"elopment, sons and knowledge through Jupiter 5ne should seek the jurisdiction o# Venus to know a%out his wi#e, "ehicles, ornaments, lo"e a##airs and pleasures #rom spouse Saturn will #urnish in#ormation a%out nati"e's span o# li#e, li"elihood, the cause o# death, his ad"ersity and his ser"ants 6ahu signi#ies paternal grand.#ather and 2etu maternal grand.#ather ,7 $he signi#ication o# the kanaka o# the houses commencing #rom the 3agna are ',( the Sun, '/( Jupiter, '-( Mars, '@( the Moon and Mercury, '?( Jupiter, '<( Venus, '7( Saturn, ';( the Sun and Jupiter, 'E( Jupiter, the Sun, Mercury and Saturn, ',>( Jupiter and ',,( Saturn ,; !# one is to assess the e##ects o# a planet, he should care#ully note in which o# the ,/ houses %eginning with the 3agna, he is posited and whether it is his own sign, his sign o# e0altation, his #riend's sign or is an inimical sign )ccording to Satyacharya, the %ene#ics occupying a house promote its growth and the male#ics so posited cause the decay o# the house $his is re"ersed in the case o# the <th, ;th and ,/th houses ,E !# male#ics occupy the <th, ;th or ,/th house #rom the 3agna, they intensi#y the e"il e##ects o# those houses Bene#ics in these houses cause the destruction o# these houses !n other words the e"il e##ects arising out o# these houses are destroyed Notes B )lthough according to Shri Mantreshwara, the %ene#ics destroy or alle"iate the e"il e##ects o# the <th, ;th and ,/th houses %ut %eing posited there they themsel"es get a##licted and harm the houses they own arid do not produce %ene#icial results in their dasas and antar dasas /> !n order to assess or judge the e##ects o# a house in the case o# nati"ity,
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that house should %e treated as the 3agna and the e##ects o# ,/ houses reckoned #rom there such as, '#irst #orm, /nd wealth( should %e e0amined and declared Notes& )ccording to the principle mentioned a%o"e i# we ha"e to consider a%out the wi#e o# the son, we will treat the ?th house as 3agna and the 7th house #rom it, that is the ,,th, will signi#y the wi#e o# the son Similarly we ha"e to e0amine a%out the wi#e's wealth, the 7th house should %e treated as the 3agna and the /nd #rom the 7th, that is, ;th house will %e the house o# wealth #or the wi#e on the same %asis a%out the younger %rother's wi#e we will ha"e to ascertain #rom the Eth house /, !n the same manner should the e##ects o# the #ather, the mother, the %rother, the maternal uncle, the son, the hus%and and the ser"ant %e determined %y treating the signs occupied %y their respecti"e 2arakas $he meaning o# this is that i# the e##ects o# the #ather are to %e determined, the sign occupied %y the Sun should %e treated as the 3agna and the second #rom that sign all in#ormation o# the #ather's %rother and the -rd a%out mother's %rother and so on *or e##ects o# the mother the sign occupied %y the Moon, #or the e##ects o# the %rother the sign occupied %y Mercury, #or the e##ects o# the son, the sign occupied %y Jupiter, #or the e##ects o# wi#e the sign occupied %y Venus, #or the e##ects o# ser"ant the sign occupied %y Saturn, ha"e to %e treated as the 3agna // . /@ *rom the sign occupied %y the Sun one ought to determine the appearance o# the #ather o# the nati"e $he #ather's #inancial position and renown should %e ascertained #rom the /nd house #rom the sign occupied %y the Sun His character, %rothers etc , should %e e0amined #rom the -rd house #rom that occupied %y the Sun $he @th house reckoned #rom the Sun will gi"e in#ormation a%out #ather's happiness and his mother $he intelligence and tran4uility o# the #ather has to %e determined #rom the ?th house, his di##erences, enemies and disease #rom the <th house, his lo"e and passion #rom the 7th house, his longe"ity and death #rom the ;th house, his "irtues, wealth, #ather's #ather #rom the Eth house, his pro#essional pursuits #rom the ,>th house, his #inancial gains #rom the ,,th house and his losses and e0penditure #rom the ,/th house #rom the sign occupied %y the
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Sun !n the same manner, all matters relating to the mother and %rother should %e determined #rom the signs respecti"ely occupied %y the Moon and Mars *rom Mercury and other planets the assessment o# the ,/th house #rom the signs occupied %y them should %e similarly undertaken /? $hus all details a%out the #ather, mother, %rother, son etc , o# a house should %e determined %y a re#erence to the Bha"a concerned, its lord and its 2araka Hhen any house, its lord and its 2araka are all strong, the prosperity o# that house is de#inite /< But the others say that the Sun in the Eth, the Moon in the @th, Mars in the third, Jupiter in the ?th, Venus in the 7th, and Saturn in the ;th will cause distress to the houses concerned /7 $he lord o# the 3agna produces e##ects pertaining to the house with whose lord he is conjoined or the one occupied %y him !# the house and its lord %e strong good results may %e e0pected #rom the house !# they are weak the results will %e ad"erse /; Hhate"er houses contain longer num%er o# %ene#ic dots in the )shtaka"arga o# the lord o# the 3agna and i# the lords o# the houses concerned were strong and %e conjoined with the lord o# the 3agna, those house will produce %ene#icial result !# howe"er, the houses concerned contain lesser num%er o# %ene#ic dotes and their lords %e de"oid o# strength and %e associated with the lord o# the 3agna, those houses will not produce any %ene#ic results )n )ssessment o# all the houses should %e made in this manner /E !# a planet owns two signs one o# which #alls !n an asuspicious position #rom the 3agna and the other in a dusth one '<th, ;th or ,/th(, and i# he occupies the auspicious sign himsel# he produces good results o# the auspicious houses and does not produce any ad"erse e##ects o# the other signs #alling in a dusthana NotesB*or e0ampleBVirgo !s the 3agna Saturn occupies the ?th house !dentical with the sign =apricorn )lthough Saturn's other sign )4uarius #alls in the <th house 'a dusthan(, he will produce good results o# the ?th house only and the
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nati"e will %e %lessed with children -> $he #ollowing are the #i"e recognised connections or relations %etween two planets B ',( Hhen they occupy mutually each other's sign '/( Hhen they are conjoined '-( Hhen there is mutual aspect %etween them '@( Hhen they are in 2endra position with respect to each other '?( Hhen they are in $rikona position with re#erence to each other Thus ends the fifteenth chapter on "The 'ffects o.*havas in Phaladeepika composed by Mantreswara.

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Chapter 1+ 9eneral Effects of the T1el'e Ho#ses


, $he %ody o# the nati"e is %uilt corresponding to the lord o# the Na"amsa 3agna or the strongest planet in nati"ity His comple0ion will %e according to the lord o# the house occupied %y the Moon His %ody and lim%s will %e in propotion to the rising sign '3agna( and other signs which are descri%ed as #orming the head and other portions o# 2alapurusha / !# the lord o# the 3agna occupies a kendra or trikona, %e uneclipsed and in his sign o# e0altation or own sign and the 3agna %e occupied %y %ene#ics, while the lord o# the ;th %e in a house other than kendra, the nati"e will %e long li"ed, wealthy, praiseworthy, e4uipped with "irtues, honoured %y the king, #ortunate, possesses %eauti#ul lim%s and strong %ody, #earless, religious minded and ha"ing a happy #amily - !# the lord o# 3agna %e related to an auspicious planet, the nati"e will reside in a good "illage and amidst no%le associations !# the lord o# the 3agna %e associated with a planet "ested with strength, the nati"e will li"e under the patronage o# a renowned king Hhen the lord o# 3agna %e posited in his sign o# e0altation, the person will %ecome a king '%ut he should not %e in <th, ;th, or ,/th( !# the lord o# the 3agna %e in a mo"ea%le sign, the nati"e will contiune to mo"e #rom place to place !# the lord o# the lagna %e in a #i0ed sign, the nati"e will li"e permanently at one place !# the lord o# the 3agna %e in a dual sign, the nati"e will li"e #or some time at one place while at other times he will mo"e #rom place to place @ !# at %irth, the lord o# 3agna %e with %rilliant rays, the nati"e %ecomes #amous !# the lord o# 3agna occupies an auspicious position, the nati"e will %e happy and prosperous !#, howe"er, the lord o# 3agna %e placed in a dusthana, %e in his sign o# de%ilitation or in the sign o# a male#ic, the nati"e will %e misera%le and
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li"e in an undesira%le place !# the lord o# 3agna %e e4uipped with strentgth and %e posited in an auspicious house, the nati"e will %e happy, "aliant, prosperous and will come to power and prominence !# the lord o# the 3agna %e de"oid o# strength, the nati"e will %e constantly o"ercome %y calamities, %e unhappy and will lead a sickly li#e ? !# the lord o# the /nd house %e posited in the 3agna while the /nd house %e occupied %y %ene#ics, the nati"e will %e e4uipped with the %est o# 4ualities, wealth, with a handsome #ace and #arsighted and will ha"e a prosperous #amily !# the lord o# the /nd %e connectd with or related to the Sun, the nati"e will %e wealthy and utilise his wealth #or the good o# the whole humanity !# the lord o# the /nd %e related to Saturn, the person concerned will %e %ere#t o# learning or it will %e o# a "ery low order < !# the lord o# the /nd %e connected with Jupiter, the nati"e will %e well "ersed in the Vedas and the sacred scriptures !# Mercury %e the Planet so associated, the nati"e will specialise in economics and allied su%jects, with Venus as the associate the nati"e will %e e0pert !n amorous topics Hhen the lord o# the /nd is connected with Moon, the person concerned will %e cle"er in some kinds o# arts Hhen connected with Mars, the nati"e will %e adapt in tasks in"ol"ing cruelty and he will %e a %ack.%iter !# the planet asociated with the lord o# the /nd %e 6ahu, the nati"e will %e stammering !# he %e 2etu, the person concerned will stammer and speak #alsehood !# male#ics occupy the /nd house, the nati"e will %e a #ool and without wealth 7 !# the lord o# the -rd and the lord o# the 3agna %e connected with each other %y mutual e0change o# places, the nati"e will %e capa%le o# per#orming daring acts, patient, "olorous and will %e a##ectionate towards his %rothers ; !# the lord o# the -rd house %e e4uipped with strength, %e conjoined with a %ene#ic and the karaka o# the -rd house %e also strong and posited in a %ene#ic house, the prosperity o# %rothers is assured !#, howe"er, the lord o# the -rd and its
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karaka %e weak and %e posited in a dusthana, the result will %e destruction o# %rothers E !# the lord o# the -rd house and its karaka 'Mars( %e posited in odd signs and %e aspected %y Jupiter the Sun and Mars and the -rd house also #alling in an odd sign, the nati"e will ha"e as many %rothers as re"ealed %y the na"amsa o# %oth the karaka and the lord o# the -rd house ,> Hie mother o# the nati"e dies soon a#ter his %irth i# in any nati"ity, the lord o# the @th and the Moon %e posited in dusthana unassociated with and unaspected %y any %ene#ics, or %e hemmed in %etween male#ics and %e associated with or aspected %y male#ics Should, howe"er, the a%o"e two planets %e strong, %e associated with or aspected %y %ene#ics and a %ene#ic occupies the @th house, the mother's happiness is assured Mother will also li"e happily with %ene#ics %e posited in auspicious houses reckoned #rom the Moon ,, $he nati"e will certainly per#orm the #uneral rites o# his mother i# B ',( $he lord o# the @th %e in the 3agna and the lord o# 3agna %e in the @th '/( $he Moon %e aspected %y the lord o# either the lord o# the 3agna or the lord o# the @th house $he nati"e will %e una%le to per#orm the #uneral rites o# his mother i# the planetary dispositions %e as under B 'i( !# the lord o# the 3agna and the lord o# the @th %e in the <th and the ;th with re#erence to each other or %e in each other's sign o# depression or inimical sign 'ii( $hey may not %e connected with each other in any way ,/ Just as the #ourth house and its karate the Moon ha"e %een assessed #or Judging the e##ects o# the #ourth house, assessment should %e made in the same manner in respect o# #ather, %rother, sons etc , %y taking into account the circumstances o# the house concerned, its karaka planets occupying the house, the lord o# the house, connection o# the planets with the 3agna and the lord o# the 3agna Notes B !# the 3agna and the lord o# the 3agna %e strong, there will %e good
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relations %etween the ?th house, lord o# the ?th house and Jupiter, there will %e mutual a##ection %etween the nati"e and his sons and the sons will %e happy and prosperous !# the lord o# the 3agna and the lord o# the ?th %e mutual enemies and %e <th and ;th to each other and %e in each other's inimical sign or sign o# de%ilitation, the e##ects will %e 4uite the opposite ,- !# the lord o# the @th or Venus %e well placed in the 3agna or the @th house 'and %e uneclipsed in signs o# their de%ilitation(, the nati"e enjoys the honour o# riding a palan4uin, he %ecomes @ lord or a king and ac4uires gold, "alua%le ornaments, conch, silk, cow, items o# lu0uries, elephants, horses, etc ,@ !# the lord o# the @th house %e !n dusthana '<th, ;th or ,/th( or associated with the Sun and Mars or the Sun and Mars %e in the @th house, the house in which the nati"e was %orn will %e %urnt !# the lord o# @th %e in the @th with 6ahu and Saturn, the house will %e old and dilapidated !# there will %e an inimical planet in the @th, nati"e's %elongings such as cow s, lands "ehicles, etc , will %e misappropriated %y others ,? !# the ?th house %e in a %ene#ic sign and in the na"amsa o# a %ene#ic, the nati"e will %e intelligent and open hearted $he same will %e the result i# the lord o# ?th %e posited in an auspicious house and has attained Vaisheishikamsa ,< ',( Male#ics in the <th, '/( the lord o# the 3agna in association Hith or aspected %y a strong lord o# the <th '-( the lord o# the 3agna posited in the <th, '@( the lord o# the <th posited in a kendra house and '?( the lord o# the <th in conjunction with or aspected %y male#ics, will cause the nati"e immense and constant harrassment #or which there will %e no remedies ,7 !# the lord o# the 3agna %e much stronger than the lord o# the <th, %e in the sign or na"amsa o# a %ene#ic and %e aspected %y %ene#ics, and a strong lord o# @th occupies a kendra or trikona, the nati"e will %e hale and healthy, will not su##er #rom any disease and will %e #ortunate ,; !# the lord o# the <th %e in the <th in his sign o# depression, in an inimical sign and eclipsed %y Sun's rays, and the lord o# the 3agna %e stronger than the lord o# the <th with the Sun in the Eth, the nati"e destroys his enemies
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Notes B $here is another "ersion o# this "erse according to which, it will read as ' ( !# this "ersion is adopted it will mean that instead o# Sun %eing in the Eth, there would %e %ene#ic in the <th He would also like to mention that the lord o# the <th in <th can ne"er %e in a sign o# depression or an inimical sign He will always in his own sign He can, howe"er, %e eclipsed %y Sun's rays ,E ',( $he house, the lord o# which is associated with the lord o# the <th '/( the house occupied %y the lord o# the <th and '-( the house, the lord o# which is posited in the <th these will always %e inimical to the nati"e Notes B *or e0ample i# the lord o# <th is posited in the ?th, the lord o# the ?th is in the <th or the lords o# the ?th and <th %e together in any house, his son will %e inimical towards the nati"e /> !# the 7th house %e connected with %ene#ics and the lord o# the 7th %e well e4uipped with strength, the wi#e o# the nati"e will %e de"oted to her hus%and, will %e #ull o# "irtues and good 4ualities and will %e %lessed with sons 'children( /, !# in any nati"ity the lord o# the ;th house %e posited in any house other than a kendra and the lord o# the ;th %e weaker than the lord o# the 3agna, the nati"e will %e longli"ed and will %e #ree #rom all kinds o# an0ieties, o%stacles and miseries // !# the Sun or Mars %e in the Eth and the lord o# the Eth %e in a dusthana '<th, ;th or ,/th( or %e hemmed in %etween male#ics, the #ather dies soon a#ter the nati"e's %irth Notes B !# the death does not take place immediately, i# will take place in the dasa antar dasa o# the Sun or Mars /- !# the Sun in the case o# day %irth and Saturn in the e"ent o# a night %irth, %e posited in an auspicious position and %e connected with the %ene#ics, and the lord o# the Eth %e strong, the #ather o# the nati"e will %e longli"ed /@ !# the Sun and the Moon %e in trine with Saturn and Mars, the nati"e at %irth will %e a%andoned %y his parents %ut i# the Sun and the Moon %e graced %y the aspect o# Jupiter, the nati"e will %e longli"ed and happy
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/? !# Saturn %eing lord o# the Eth, %e in a mo"ea%le sign unaspected %y %ene#ics and the Sun %e in a dusthana, the nati"e 'the child %orn( is %rought up %y a person other than his #ather /< !# the Eth house %eing in a mo"ea%le sign is associated with or aspected %y Saturn and i# the lord o# the ,/th house %e strong, the child %orn is sure to %e adopted %y another /7 !# the ,>th house %e conjoined with a %ene#ic and the lord o# ,>th with #ull strength %e posited in a kendra or trikora identical with his own sign or his sign o# e0altation, or i# the lord o# the 3agna e4uipped with strength %e posited in the ,>th, the nati"e will %e #ortunate like a king, will %e longli"ed and widely renowned and will per#orm "irtuous actions /; !# the ,>th house is occupied %y the Sun and Mars, the nati"e will %e a "ery in#luential and mighty personage !# at the same time lord o# the ,>th %e posited in an auspicious position, the person concerned will %e capa%le o# accomplishing great undertakings with much "alour and heroism !# the ,>th house %e occupied %y %ene#ics he will undertake commenda%le "entures #or the good o# the people But the nati"e will indulge in ne#arious acti"ities i# the ,>th is occupied %y Saturn, 6ahu or 2etu /E Predict the ac4uisition or gain o# articles connected with the ',( house the lord o# which is conjoined with the lord o# the ,,th, '/( the house in which the lord o# the ,,th %e posited and '-( the houses lords o# which occupy the ,,th Notes B *or e0ample the lord o# the ,,th is posited in the ?th, or the Jord o# the ?th occupies the ,,th, or the lords o# the ?th and the ,,th are conjoined together, with such disposition o# the lords o# the ?th and ,,th, the prediction should %e that there will %e gain or ac4uisition o# learning and children and pro#it in speculation %ecause these are all signi#ied %y the ?th house -> Predict loss o# the articles or signi#ications connected with the ',( house the lord o# which occupies the ,/th house and '/( the house in which the lord o# the ,/th %e posited Notes B *or e0ample the lord o# the @th occupies the ,/th $his will cause
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loss o# "ehicles and lands etc !# the ,/th lord occupies the ?th, there may %e loss o# children, or loss in speculation etc 4r#ct!f!cat!on of the ho#ses -, $he ac4uisition or success o# a house should %e declared in the #ollowing situations &B ',( Hhen the lord o# the 3agna passes in transit in trikona through the sign or na"amsa occupied %y the lord o# the house '/( Hhen the lord o# the 3agna passes through that house in transit '-( Hhen the lord o# the house transits in the sign which is trikona to the sign or na"amsa occupied %y the lord o# the 3agna '@( Hhen in course o# transit the lord o# the 3agna and the lord o# the house get conjoined or aspect each other '?( Hhen the karaka o# the house in course o# his transit gets conjoined with the lord o# the 3agna or the lord o# the sign occupied %y the Moon Similar assessment should %e made #rom the sign in which the Moon is posited '=handra lagna( -/ Note the position o# the sign or na"amsa occupied %y the lord o# the house under consideration Hhen Jupiter, in course o# his transit, is in trikona to that sign and na"amsa, the deri"ation o# the good e##ects o# the house may %e e0pected -- Hhen in the course o# their transit the lord o# the 3agna and the <th house get into conjunction, the nati"e will o"ercome his enemies, i# the lord o# the <th house is weaker than the lord o# the lagna !# the lord o# the <th house is stronger than the lord o# the 3agna, 4uite opposite will %e the results -@ !# there %e natural or temporal enimity %etween the lord o# the lagna and the lord o# a house or they %e posited <th and ;th to each other, enimity or jealousy will arise to the nati"e with the person signi#ied %y that house, whene"er the lord o# the lagna and the house concerned get conjoined in the course o# their transits But i# there is natural and temporal #riendship %etween the lord o# the lagna and the lord o# the house in 4uestion, there will %e new #riendships whene"er the two lords
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conjoin in the course o# their transits Notes B See the #ollowing horoscope as our e0ample in this horoscope the lord o# the 3agna is the Sun and the lord o# the <th is Saturn Both are natural and temporal enemies and or in the <th and ;th positions with respect to each other Hhene"er the Sun and Saturn conjoin in course o# their transits, the nati"e will su##er on account o# ri"alries and enemities )lso note that the Sun is the lord o# the lagna and Jupiter is the lord o# the ?th Both are natural and temporal #riends 1ood e##ects o# ?th house should %e deri"ed when the Sun and Jupiter conjoin in course o# their transits

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-? $he success o# the house under e0amination may %e declared when the lord o# the lagna gets into conjunction with the lord o# that house in course o# their transits pro"ided that the lord o# the house concerned is strong, otherwise the result will %e di##erent Similar assessment should %e made with re#erence to the sign in which the Moon !s posited '=handra lagna( Thus ends the (/th 0dhyaya on "the %eneral effect of the () *havas" in the work Phaladeeplka composed by Mantreswara.

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Chapter 1E:!t fro% the 1orl$


, Hhen Saturn in course o# his transit passes through the sign and na"amsa o# the lord o# ;th or the ,/th with respect o# any house, that house would %e treated as ha"ing %een destroyed $he same will happen when Saturn transits houses that are triangular to these two houses Saturn as the determinator o# death / *ind out the sign and na"amsa occupied %y ',( the lord o# the ;th house, '/( 1ulika, '-( Saturn or '@( the lord o# the //nd decanate 'counted #rom that o# the lagna( Hhen in the course o# his transit Saturn passes that sign or na"amsa or its trikona position, death may take place o# the nati"e - .@ $he death o# the nati"e may take place when Jupiter in course o# transit passes through the sign or na"amsa occupied %y any o# the #ollowing three planets or their triangular position ',( $he lord o# the decanate that is rising '/( $he lord o# the ;th house '-( $he lord o# the //nd decanate '@( *ind out the position o# 'i( +wadasamsa sign o# the Sun, 'ii( $he na"amsa o# the lord o# the ;th house 'iii( $he na"amsa o# the lord o# the 3agna Jupiter or the Sun, when in course o# his transit, passes through any o# these signs or those triangular to them, the death o# the nati"e may take place Notes B !n the a%o"e "erses it has %een indicated that the death may take place when Saturn, Jupiter and the Sun transit certain positions $his does not mean that death will de#initely take place at the time speci#ied as Saturn makes a #ull round o# the Qodiac in -> years, Jupiter in ,/ years and the Sun in one year $he intention o# indicating the ei#ects o# these transits is that i# the time o# death may ha"e to %e determined during the dasa o# a maraka planet, these transits
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should %e taken into account ? $he death o# the nati"e takes place when the Moon in course o# his transit passes the sign occupied %y the lord o# the ;th or the Sun or a sign triangular to them )ll that has %een stated in the a%o"e "erses should %e e0amined with re#erence to the 3agna as well as the sign occupied %y the Moon '=handra 3agna( < Su%tract the longitude o# Damakantaka #rom the longitude o# the lord o# the 3agna, su%tract the longitude o# Saturn #rom that o# the Moon $he death o# the nati"e will take place when Jupiter in the course o# his transit passes through the sign and its na"amsa indicated %y each o# these di##erences or their trikona position Su%tract the longitude o# Mars #rom that o# 6ahu Hhen Jupiter in the course o# his transit passes through the na"amsa or the sign thus indicate %y the di##erence, the death o# the %rother may take place 7 Su%tract the longitude o# the Sun #rom that o# the Damakantaka, the remainder may %e marked as ')( Hhen Jupiter in the course o# his transit passes through the sign and na"amsa indicated %y ')( and the trikona position #rom it, the death o# the nati"e's #ather may take place Su%tract the longitude o# Mandi or 1ulika #rom the longitude o# the Damakantaka Mark the di##erence as ')( Hhen Jupiter in the course o# his transit passes the sign or na"amsa indication or its trikona position, the death o# the nati"e's #ather may take place Su%tract the longitude o# the Moon #rom that o# the Sun and Mark it 'B( Hhen Saturn in the course o# his transit passes through the sign and or na"amsa indicated %y 'B( or the trikona position #rom them, the death o# the nati"e's mother may take place Su%tract the longitude o# Mandi #rom the longitude o# the Moon and mark it '=( Hhen Saturn in the course o# his tranist passes through the sign or na"amsa indicated %y '=( and the trikona position #rom them, the death o# the nati"e's mother may take place ; Su%tract the longitude o# the lord o# the nakshatra #i#th #rom the Janma
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nakshatra, the longitude o# the Damakantaka Hhen Jupiter passes through in course o# his transit, the sign or na"amsa indicated %y the di##erence or the trikona position #rom them, the death o# the nati"e's son may take place +etermination o# Nati"e's +eath E )dd the longitudes o# the 3agna, the Sun and Mandi *ind out the location o# the lord o# the sign indicated %y the result Hhen Jupiter in the course o# his transit passes through the sign so occupied %y such lord or the trikona position #rom it, the death o# the nati"e may take place ,> Su%tract the longitude o# Saturn #rom that o# Mars Hhen Saturn in the course o# his transit passes through the sign or na"amsa indicated %y the di##erence or the trikona position #rom them, the death o# the nati"e may take place )dd the longitudes o# the #i"e upagrahas reckoned #rom +huma Hhen Saturn in the course o# his transit passes through the particular drekkana or the sign indicated %y the aggregate, the death o# the nati"e may take place ,, )dd the longitudes o# the 3agna and Mandi $he rasi and its na"amsa indicated %y the aggregate will gi"e clue to the particular month and the portion thereo# in a year in which the death o# the nati"e may %e e0pected to happen 'i e Hhen the Sun arri"es at this particular sign and the particular na"amsa thereo#, the person will die( )dd the longitude o# Mandi and the Moon $he Moon will %e posited in the sign indicated %y the aggregate at the time o# death )dd the longitudes o# the 3agna, Mandi and the Moon $he sign o# the 3agna at the time o# death, will %e indicated %y the sum total o# the a%o"e three longitudes ,/ *ind out the na"amsa, the +wadasmsa and drekkana indicated %y the longitude o# Mandi $he death o# the nati"e takes places when B ',( Jupiter in course o# his transit passes through the a%o"e na"amsa '/( Saturn in course o# the transit passes through the a%o"e dwadasamsa '-( $he Sun in course o# his transit passes through the a%o"e drekkana and the $rikona position #rom it, and the 3agna is the sign occupied %y the lord o# the
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sign denoted %y the aggregate o# the longitudes o# the 3agna 'at %irth(, the Moon and Mandi ,- Multiply separately the longitudes o# Mandi and Saturn %y E )dd %oth the results Hhen Saturn in course o# his transit arri"es at the Sign or na"amsa indicated %y the aggregate, the death o# the nati"e may take place ,@ Su%tract the longitude o# Damakantaka #rom the 3ongitude o# the 3agna $he death o# the nati"e will de#initely take place when Jupiter in course o# his transit arri"es at the sign or na"amsa indicated %y the di##erence ,? )dd the longitudes o# the lord o# the <th, ;th and ,/th $he death o# the nati"e takes place when Saturn in course o# his transit passes through the sign or na"amsa indicated %y the aggregate or in trikona position to them ,< *ind out the +rekkana o# the 3agna and where the lord o# that +rekkana is posited $here will %e danger to the li#e o# the nati"e when Jupiter in course o# his trainsit passes through this position or its trikona Hhen Saturn transits the house owned %y the lord o# the +rekkana o# the ;th house or its $rikona, the death o# the nati"e may take place ,7 *ind the weakness o# the #ollowing sets o# planetsB ',( $he lord o# the ;th house #rom the 3agna and the lord o# the ;th house #rom the Moon '/( $he lords o# the //nd decanate #rom the 3agna and the Moon '-( $he Moon and Mandi Hhen Saturn in the course o# his transit passes through the na"amsa o# the weakest amongst them or his trikona, the death o# the nati"e may take place ,; See the na"amsa in which the lord o# the 3agna is posited Mark it as ')( Similarly mark the sign o# the lord o# ;th house as 'B( Hhen Saturn in the course o# his transit passes through the sign as #ar away #rom 'B( as is ')( #rom )ries, the death o# the nati"e may take place $his is the "iew o# the learned )strologers who are also "ersed in many Shastras ,E +eath may also take place when the Moon in the course o# her transit passes through the house occupied %y the lord o# //nd decanate counted #rom that
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o# the Moon at the time o# %irth or its trikona position or through the 3agna sign, the ;th house or the ,/th house /> $he death o# the nati"e may take place when ',( $he Sun in the course o# his transit passes through the sign occupied %y the lord o# the ;th house '/( $he Moon in the course o# her transit passes through thesign occupied %y the Sun or through the nakshatra occupied %y the lord o# the ;th house /, !# it is a case o# night %irth #ind out in which sign 1ulika is posited $he death o# the nati"e takes place when Saturn in the course o# his transit passes through the trikona position o# that sign !n the case o# day %irth the death o# the nati"e may take place when Saturn in the course o# his transit passes through the sign 7th to that occupied %y 1ulika // )dd the longitudes o# Jupiter and 6ahu $he nati"e will #ace danger o# death when Jupiter in the course o# his transit passes through the sign denoted %y the sum o# the two longitudes or its trikona position /- $he death o# the nati"e takes place when Saturn in the course o# his transit passes through the house occupied %y the lord o# the decanate o# the ;th house $he death o# the nati"e may also take place when Saturn in the course o# his transit passes through the na"amsa sign occupied %y the lord o# the ;th house reckoned #rom the 3agna /@ $here is likelihood o# the death o# the nati"e when Saturn in the course o# his transit passes through the sign and na"amsa occupied %y him at %irth or its trines $he same may happen when Saturn in the course o# his transit passes through the sign or na"amsa occupied %y the lord o# sign in which the Moon is posited or its trines +eath o# the nati"e may also take place when Saturn in the course o# his transit passes through the sign or na"amsa occupied %y the lord o# the <th #rom the 3agna and its trines
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/? !n the case o# a night %irth death o# the nati"e may happen when Saturn in the course o# his transit passes through the sign or na"amsa occupied %y the Moon or the Mandi !n the case o# a day %irth, the death may take place when Saturn in the course o# his transit passes through the sign occupied %y the Sun or through the ?th, 7th, or Eth #rom the position occupied %y the Sun /<, *ind out how #ar Mandi is remo"ed #rom the lord o# the ;th house Hhen Saturn in the course o# his transit arri"es at the sign so #ar remo"ed #rom Mandi, death may take place& So say the re"ered preceptors /7 $he death will de#initely take place when the Sun in the course o# his transit passes through the <th, 7th or ,/th house reckoned #rom Venus& this is the "erdict o# the preceptors /; $he death may take place when Saturn, Jupiter Sun and the Moon in course o# their transits pass through ',( the house occupied %y the lord o# the ;th, '/( the house occupied %y the lord o# the ,/th, '-( the house occupied %y the lord o# the <th, '@( the house occupied %y the ;th house decanate i e the //nd decanate and '?( the house occupied %y Mandi $he same may happen when these in the course o# their transits pass through the na"amsas o# the #i"e planets state a%o"e or their trikona positions Thus ends the seventeenth chapter on "'#it from the ,orld" in Phaladeepika" composed by Mantreswara.

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Chapter 10 Aspects of con.#nct!on of t1o planets


, !# at the %irth o# a person the Sun %e in conjunction with the Moon, he will %e skilled in machine and stone work !# the Sun %e in conjunction with Mars, he will %e sin#ul !# the Sun %e associated with Mercury, the nati"e will %e talented, intelligent, renowned and happy !# the Sun %e in conjunction with Jupiter the person concerned will %e cruel and will intent on helping others !# the Sun and Venus %e together at %irth, the nati"e will earn through dancing, singing, %y acting in theatre or =inema or %y the use o# weapons !# the Sun %e in conjunction with Saturn9 the nati"e will %e skill#ul in the working o# metals or in "arious sorts o# pottery / !# the Moon %e in conjunction with Mars, the person will %e a dealer in hammer, ploughs and similar rough instruments, and earthen pots He will %e diso%edient to his mother !# the Moon %e associated with Mercury, the person concerned will %e so#t spoken, will %e cle"er in interpretation 'or cle"er in #inancial matters( He will %e #ortunate and #amous Hhen the Moon %e in conjunction with Jupiter, the person concerned will %e "ictorious o"er enemies and #ickle minded He will %e head o# his #amily and "ery wealthy !# the Moon and Venus %e together, the person concerned will specialise in wea"ing, tailoring and dying o# clothes !# the Moon %e in conjunction with Saturn, the person %orn will %e the son o# a woman 'widow( who remarried - !# at %irth Mars and Mercury %e associated with each other, the person concerned, will %e a dealer in her%s, plants, %ooks, oil and drugs He will %e cle"er in %o0ing !# Mars and Jupiter %e together he will %e administrator o# a city or town, or a king or a rich Brahmin !# Mars %e with Venus, the person %orn will %e owner o# court, a wrestler, one who has a##airs with other people's wi"es, gam%ler, and cle"er Hhen Mars and Saturn %e together the nati"e will %e unhappy, condemned %y all and does not stick to his word @ Hhen Mercury %e in conjunction with Jupiter at %irth, the person
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concerned will %e an actor, #ond o# singing and well "ersed in dancing Hhen Mercury %e associated with Venus, the nati"e will %e elo4uent in speech, owner o# lands and will %ecome head o# assem%ly !# Mercury %e conjoined with Saturn, the person will %e an e0pert cheat, and addicted to licentious pleasures !# Jupiter %e in conjunction with Venus the person %orn will %e learned, will possess wealth and wi#e and will %e e4uipped with no%le 4ualities !# Jupiter %e associated with Saturn at %irth, the person concerned will %e a %ar%er, a potter or a cook ? !# Venus and Saturn %e together, the nati"e will %e short sighted Such a person earns wealth and %ecomes prosperous through a young woman He will %e well "ersed in painting and writing !# more than two planets get !nto conjunction in a house, the e##ects should %e declared %y taking into account the e##ects descri%ed #or the "arious pairs o# planets constituting the Doga Effects of aspects on the Moon < !# the Moon %e in )ries the e##ects o# aspect on her %y the Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn will respecti"ely make the nati"e ',( poor, '/( a king, '-( learned, '@( e4ual to a king, and '<( a thie# !# the Moon %e in $aurus and %e aspected %y the Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn, the nati"e will respecti"ely %ecome ',( a ser"ant, '/( poor, '-( a thie#, '@( one re"erred %y all, '?( a 2ing and '<( wealthy 7 !# the Moon %e in 1emini and %e aspected %y the Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn, he will respecti"ely %ecome ',( poor, '/( dealer in iron instruments, '-( a king, '@( learned, '?( courageous and '<( a wea"er !# the Moon %e in =ancer and %e aspected %y the Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn, the e##ects will %e to make him ',( a "ictim o# eye trou%les, '/( a warrior, '-( learned, '@( intelligent, '?( a king '<( one who earns his li"elihood %y dealing in articles made o# iron ; Hhen the Moon %e in 3eo and %e aspected %y the Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn, the nati"e will respecti"ely %ecome ',( a king, '/( one
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well "ersed in astrology, '-( wealthy, '@( a king and '?( a %ar%er Hhen the Moon %e in Virgo and %e aspected %y the Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn, the person %orn will respecti"ely %ecome ',( a king, '/( cle"er, '-( a king, '@( a commander, '?( a land owner E Hhen the Moon %e in 3i%ra and %e aspected %y the Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn, the result will respecti"ely make the nati"e ',( a wicked person, '/( a rouge, '-( a king, '@( a gold smith, '?( a %usiness man and '<( a %ack %iter !# the Moon %e in Scorpio and %e aspected %y the Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn, the nati"e will respecti"ely %ecome ',( poor, '/( a king, '-( #ather or mother o# twins, '@( a cloth dealer, '?( one with de#ormed lim%s ,> !# at %irth the Moon %e in Sagittarius and %e aspected %y the Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn, the nati"e will respecti"ely %ecome ',( arrogant and proud, '/( a cheat, '-( administrator o"er many persons, '@( a king, or chie# o# a group o# persons, '?( a supporter o# many persons, and '<( stupid !# at %irth the Moon %e in =apricorn and %e aspected %y the Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn, the person will respecti"ely %ecome ',( po"erty stricken, '/( a king, '-( a king, '@( a king, '?( a learned or wise person and '<( wealthy ,, !# at %irth the Moon %e in )4uarius and %e aspected %y the Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn, the person %orn will %ecome ',( one re"erred %y people, '/( witty, '-( a land owner, '@( a king, '?( one popular amongst prostitutes, '<( king o# kings !# at %irth the Moon %e in Pisces and aspected %y the Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn, the person %orn will respecti"ely %ecome ',( a wicked person, '/( sin#ul, '-( intelligent, '@( a king, '?( a learned person, and '<( one intent on #inding #ault with others :##ects o# the Moon Various Na"amsas and o# the aspect o# the di##erent planets on her in that position ,/ Hhen at %irth me Moon %e in the na"amsa o# Mars and %e aspected %y
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the Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn, the nati"e will respecti"ely %ecome ',( a watchman, '/( one #ond o# killing, '-( one skilled in #ighting, '@( a king, '?( wealthy and '<( 4uarrelsome Hhen at %irth the Moon %e in the na"amsa o# Venus and %e aspected %y the Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn, the person concerned will respecti"ery %ecome ',( stupid, '/( one addicted to other people's wi"es '-( a talented poet, '@( a talented composer o# poems, '?( one engaged in collecting articles o# com#orts and lu0ury, '<( one ha"ing illicit connections with women ,- !# at %irth the Moon %e occupying the na"amsa o# Mercury and %e aspected %y the Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn, the person concerned will respecti"ery %ecome ',( an actor, '/( a thie#, '-( a poet '@( a minister, '?( one "ersed in singing and '<( skilled in arts !# the Moon at %irth he posited in his own na"amsa and %e aspected %y the Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn, the person concerned will respecti"ery %ecome ',( short statured, '/( greedy '-( one who practises penance, '@( one who occupies a high position '?( one who works as a su%ordinate to a woman, '<( one who keeps himsel# engaged in his work ,@ !# at %irth the Moon occupies the na"amsa o# the Sun and %e aspected %y the Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn, the person will respecti"ery %ecome ',( angry, '/( a #a"ourite o# the king, '-( owner o# a treasure 'wealthy(, '@( a holder o# a high position, '?( childless, '<( "iolent and cruel !# at %irth, the Moon occupies the na"amsa o# Jupiter and %e aspected %y the Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn the person will respecti"ely %ecome ',( renowned #or his strength and power '/( commander, '-( witty, '@( minister '?( #ree #rom lust, '<( possessing ha%its and, nature o# old and aged persdns 'another interpretion o# the words ' ( has %een made as Virtuously disposed ,? Hhen the Moon occupies the na"amsa o# Saturn and %e aspected %y the Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn, the person %orn will respecti"ely %ecome ',( possessor o# limited progeny, '/( unhappy, '-( arrogant, '@( in"ol"ed in his own work, '?( #a"ourite o# a wicked woman and '<( angry
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!n the same manner should %e predicted the e##ects resulting #rom the Sun in the se"eral na"amsas %eing aspected %y the Moon and other planets ,< Hhat has %een declared in "erses ,/.,? as e##ects o# na"amsa due to the Moon %eing posited in the na"amsas o# the Sun and other planets, should %e understood to %e the e##ects deri"ed #rom the na"amsa di"ision $he e##ects that ha"e %een mentioned as resulting #rom the Moon in the se"eral signs %eing aspected %y the di##erent planets should %e applica%le in the case o# +wadasamsa also ,7 $he good e##ects declared a%o"e will %e #ull or medium or little according as the Moon occupies a Vargottama position, his own na"amsa or the na"amsa o# another planet !n the case o# %ad e##ects it will %e the re"erse )gain, i# the lord o# na"amsa occupied %y the Moon %e strong, the e##ects descri%ed #or the Moon in se"eral signs and aspected %y the se"eral planets will %e multiplied and only their e##ects due to the Moon occupying the particular na"amsa su%ject to the particular planetary aspect will come to pass Thus ends the ei%hteenth chapter on "1on&unction of two Planets" in Phaladeepika composed by Mantreswara.

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Chapter 12 Dasas an$ the!r effects


, $he nine planets who were worshipped in many ways with de"otion #or a long time %y sage Parasara, ha"ing %een pleased %estowed upon him the knowledge o# accurately determining their e##ects 'on %irths in this world( Being con"inced a#ter many tests that they are un#ailing, ! take out the essence #rom the astrological scripts containing his #amous sayings and set #orth the #amous Maha +asa / =ount the stars #rom 2rittika in groups o# nine $he planets presiding o"er the dasas %elonging to the nine nakshatras composing each group are respecti"ely the Sun, the Moon, Mars, 6ahu, Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, 2etu and Venus and the span o# their dasa periods are respecti"ely <, ,>, 7, ,;, ,<, ,E, ,7, 7 and /> year Notes B $he #ollowing ta%le clari#ies what has %een mentioned a%o"e&B Nakshatra 3ord o# Nakshatra 2rittika 8 Phalguni 8 )shada Sun 6ohini Hasta Sra"an Moon Mrigasira =hlttra +hanista Mars )ridra Swati Sata%hlsha 6ahu Punar"asu Visakha P Bhadra Jupiter Pushyami )nuradha 8 Bhadra Saturn )shlesha Jyestha 6e"ti Mercury Magha Moola )swini 2etu P Phalguni P )shada Bhara Venus Nakshatra Nakshatra +asa period < ,> 7 ,; ,< ,E ,7 7 ,>

- Now is descri%ed the method o# #inding the remainder o# the dasa o# planet at the time o# %irth *ind out the nakshatra in which the Moon is posited at %irth and #or how many ghatikas it will remain a#ter %irth in that nakshatra Multiply those ghatikas %y the total period o# the dasa and di"ide it %y <> $he 4uotient will represent the period in years still to elapse )ny remainder remaining may %e con"erted into months %y multiplying %y -> and di"iding %y <> and so on Notes B $his is clari#ied %elow %y an e0ample Suppose at the time o# %irth
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/> ghatikas were still to elapse in Punar"asu nakshatra Birth in Punar"asu means that the dasa in operation would %e o# Jupiter How much o# Jupiter remains at the time o# %irth />S,<R<> O ,<R- O ? years @ months $here is some di##erence o# opinion %etween the author o# Phala deepika and other authorities a%out the method o# a%o"e calculation )ccordingly in Shri Mantreshwara e"ery result is to %e di"ided %y <> %ut according to other authorities the di"ision should %e done %y the whole measure ',( $he generally recognised method )dd the ghatikas elapsed o# the nakshatra and those still to elapse $hus we get the total num%er o# ghatikas o# the nakshatra Mark these ghatikas as ')' Mark the ghatikas still to elapse as 'B( Now suppose the %irth has taken place in the dasa o# Jupiter, then the remainder o# the dasa o# Jupiter at %irth will %e calculated as under& & !# in ) the dasa period is ,< years & !n , it will %e B ,<R) & !n B it will %e B ',<R)(S'BR,( $he result o# this calculation will indicate the years, months, days etc , o# the remainder o# the dasa at %irth '/( Method o# calculation according to Shri Mantreshwar B ',<R)(S'BR,( years $he di##erence is that in this method the total num%er o# ghatikas are not taken into account ')' or the total num%ner o# ghatikas is always taken as <> $he remainder o# the dasa only the %asis o# 'B' $his in our "iew is not correct as the total num%er o# ghatikas are not always <> Now.a.days the easiest method o# the remainder o# the dasa accordingly is %ased on the longitude o# the Moon -.,-K.,/' '=ancer ,-K.,/'( =ancer is composed o# one 4uater or -K./>' o# Punar"asu, #our 4uarters o# )shlesha )s the longitude o# ,-K.,/' in =ancer, it has passed the #ourth 4uarter o# Punar"asu in this
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sign and is in Pushyami nakshatra $o #ind out how much it has mo"ed in Pushyami we will deduct -K./>' o# Punar"asu #rom the Moon's ,-K.,/' $hus the %alance will come to EK.?/' $he e0tent o# the whole o# Pushyami is ,-K./>' $he lord o# this nakshatra is Saturn whose total dasa period is ,E years $here#ore ,-K. />' %eing e4ual to ,E years, EK.?/' will %e e4ual to ,@ years > months o# // days $his indicates that the ,@ years and // days are o%ser"ed o"er at %irth and that would remain at credit at %irth will %e ,E years minus ,@ years // days, that is, @ years ,, months and ; days )ll these detailed calculations will %e a"oided i# we o%tain the %alance o# dasa at %irth on the longitude %y re#erring to ready made ta%les in 3ahiri's annual :phemeris @ Note the e0act position o# the Sun in the Qodiac at the time o# %irth when the Sun in his ne0t round arri"es at the same position, it is considered as a solar year, which is also the year taken #or 8du adasa system 'Vimsottari or naksharta dasa system( By su%di"iding the same, days are calculated ? !# the Sun %e %adly placed at the time o# %irth, he in the course o# his dasa causes 4uarrels and sudden wrath o# the king, the ralati"es will su##er #rom disease and the nati"e will %e wandering a%out $here will %e intense anguish and danger #rom concealed wealth $he grain will %e in danger o# %eing %urnt %y #ire and wi#e and sons 'children( will %e in distress < )c4uisition o# wealth through cruel deeds, journeys and 4uarrels, roaming through mountains and maintaining, real, renown success in "entures, se"erity in temper and nature, de"otion to duty and happiness, will %e the e##ects during the +asa o# the Sun i# he is well placed 7 Peace o# mind, success in all "entures, ac4uisition o# wealth, good #ood, gains o# wi#e, sons, clothes, ornaments cows, agricultural land and de"otion to Brahmins will %e the e##ects during the dasa o# the Moon ; $he e##ects o# the dasa o# the Moon descri%ed a%o"e will %e deri"ed in #ull i# the Moon %e endowed with #ull strength *rom the #irst o# Shukla Paksha upto the tenth tithi, the Moon is possessed o# medium strength +uring this period
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the e##ects will %e medium $he ten days a#ter, that is, #rom the ,,th $ithi o# the shukla paksha to ?th $ithi o# the krishna paksha the Moon is o# #ull strength $here#ore, the good e##ects #rom such a Moon will %e realised in #ull +uring the remaining ten days i e #rom the si0th tithi o# krishna paksha up to )ma"asya the Moon %egins to wane and %ecomes weaker and weaker Very little good e##ects will %e deri"ed #rom such a Moon E :##ects like ac4uisition o# wealth through #ire, #ighting etc , gain o# money %y administering #alsehood, cheating and cruel actions, su##ering always #orm %ilious complaints, impurity o# %lood and #e"er, intrigues with low class women, 4uarreling with his wi#e, children, relati"es and elders and misery caused %y it, and enjoyment o# #ortune o# others, will %e e0perienced in the dasa o# Mars ,> :##ects like meeting with #riends, happiness, admiration #rom learned persons, ac4uisition o# #ame, %ene#icience %y preceptors, elo4uency in speech, helping others, happiness to wi#e, children, #riends and relations are e0perienced in the dasa o# Mercury ,, :##ects like in"ol"ement in religious a##airs, %irth o# children or happiness in respect o# children, honour #rom the king, praise %y distinguished persons, ac4uisition o# elephants, horses and other con"eyances, #ull#ilment o# one's am%itions and cordial relations with wi#e, children and meeting #reinds, will %e e0perinced in the dasa o# Jupiter ,/ :##ects like o%taining o# materials and #acilities #or his sport and happiness, ac4uisition o# good "ehicles, cows, precious stones, ornaments, a treasure, enjoyment in association with young women, intellectual pursuits Journey %y sea 'or ri"er(, con#erment o# honours %y the king and cele%ration o# auspicious #uncitions in the house, will %e deri"ed in the dasa o# Venus ,- :##ects like his wi#e and children su##ering #rom gout, rheumatism or similar diseases, loss in agriculture, e"il talk, intercourse with wicked women, desertion o# ser"ants, separation #rom wealth, will %e realised %y the nati"e in the course o# the dasa o# Saturn ,@ $here will %e during the dasa o# 6ahu danger #rom the king, thie#,
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poison, #ire and weapons, distress to children mental tension, loss o# kinsmen, humiliation #rom low caste people, loss o# reputation, #ailure and losses in all "entures and demotion in status ,? 6ahu's dasa will %e #ull o# auspicious e##ects i# 6ahu %e associated with a %ene#ic or %e posited in an auspicious house $he nati"e will enjoy the spendour like that o# a king He will achie"e success in all his "entures and will li"e happily in his house He will accumulate lasting wealth and his #ame will spread #ar and wide on the :arth ,< !t is the "iew o# those learned in )strology that 6ahu in Virgo, Pisces or Scorpio will gi"e the person concerned during his dasa, honour and happiness, lordship o# lands, con"eyances and ser"ants )ll these will, howe"er, %e lia%le to %e lost at the conclusion o# the dasa ,7 :##ects like danger #rom enemies, thie"es, wrath o# the king, #ear o# injury #rom weapon, diseases caused %y heat, a stigma to #amily o# the nati"e, #ear #rom #ire, deportation #rom the nati"e place as a result o# some serious accusation Notes B !n "erses ? to ,7 the e##ects o# the dasa o# the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn in their usual order ha"e %een descri%ed in a general way Now in "erses ,; to /< the e##ects o# the dasa o# all the planets ha"e %een descri%ed again %ut they are in the order prescri%ed under the Vimsottari dasa system !t appears that the e##ects gi"en in "erses ?.,7 are such as could %e ascri%ed to the other dasa systems also $here are some peculiarities in the Vimsottari dasa syatem, as the e##ects o# the dasas o# planets will %e go"erned %y the rules laid down %y Parasara 8nder these rules the lord o# the ,,th house 'the house o# gains( has %een termed as papi Not only that the lord o# the -rd and <th also ha"e %een allotted that same title $he lord o# the -rd is the least papi and the lord o# the ,,th the %iggest papi )nother rule is that i# a %ene#ic %e the lord o# a kendra, he does not produce %ene#ic e##ects, and i# the lord o# a kendra %e male#ic, he does not produce inauspicious e##ects
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$here#ore the e##ects gi"en in "erses ?.,7 should not apply to Vimsottari dasa system ,; 1eneral e##ects like ac4uisition o# wealth through cruel actions or through kings or through #ighting, %uring in eyes, a%dominal and dental disorders, serious trou%le to wi#e and children, loses o# ser"ants, and wealth, separation #rom re"erred elders and parents, will %e dert"ded during the dasa o# the Sun Notes B !n our "iew these e##ects will %e e0perienced i# the Sun is not auspiciously disposed in any nati"ity $he Sun will de#initely produce "ery good results, i# he is well phased *or e0ample, in an )ries 3angna nati"ity Sun as the lord o# the ?th or in Sagittarius 3agna chart Sun as lord o# the Eth in the Eth or ,>th will raise the nati"e to diAAy heights ,E $he general e##ects that will %e e0perienced during the dasa o# the Moon will %e gain o# wealth through the mantras 'hymns( and the %ene#icance o# deities, Brahmins and the king, ac4uisition o# wi#e, wealth, and agricultural land, gain o# #lowers, clothes, ornaments, and o%jects o# enjoyment o# "arious tastes $here will %e animosity with wicked people, loss o# wealth and su##ering #rom 6heumatism Notes B !n this "erse %oth auspicious and inauspicious e##ects ha"e %een descri%ed o# the dasa o# the Moon $he good e##ects should %e retained i# the Moon %e endowed with strength, %e auspiciously posited and %e lord o# a #a"oura%le house $he ad"erse e##ects will %e #elt i# the Moon %e weak or %e un#a"oura%ly disposed /> +uring the dasa o# the Mars there will %e, on the part o# the nati"e, e##orts to earn money through lands, litigation and the king He will ac4uire agricultural lands and cattle $here will %e enmity with his son and %rothers and he will %e attached to women o# ill #ame He will su##er #rom impurity o# %lood, diseases arising #rom heat and loss through #ire $here will also %e loss o# wealth /, 1eneral e##ects like %ecoming wicked in disposition, su##ering #rom a dangerous disease, destruction o# wi#e and children o# the nati"e, #ear or danger #rom poison, distress or trou%le #rom enemies, diseases o# the eye and heart, animosity with #riends and ser"ants working on agricultural land and animosity
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with the king, will %e e0perienced when the dasa o# 6ahu %e in operation Notes . 6ahu and 2etu are shadowy planets $hey are said to gi"e e##ects according to the houses they occupy according to the planets they are associated with )ccording to 3aghu Parasari $hat is, i# 6ahu or 2etu %e posited in kendra or trikona and %e connected with the lord o# kendra or $rikona, they cause yoga which means they %ecome yogakarakas 6ahu or ketu will de#initely produce immensely good results when his dasa %e in operation 3agna Parasari goes to the e0tent o# Saying $his means that i# 6ahu arid ketu are well placed 'i e in the langa, the ?th or Eth( gi"e the e##ects o# a yogakaraka planet in the an tar dasa o# yogakaraka !rrespecti"e o# the #act whether they are connected or not with a yogakarka planet See also in this connection what has %een said a%out the e##ects o# 6ahu i# he is well disposed in "erse ,?th o# this =hapter // )c4uisition o# new clothes, and such other o%jects, ser"ants, retinue and similar grandeur, commanding great respect and dignity, %irth o# children, gain o# wealth and #riends, receipts o# admiration #or the elo4uence o# his speech, will %e the good e##ects when the dasa o# Jupiter %e in operation $he e"il e##ects o# dasa will %e separation #rom elders, ear disease and phelgmatic trou%les /- $he general e##ects during the dasa o# Saturn will %e ac4uistion o# wealth conse4uent o# the war or distur%ances o# the country, ac4uisition o# ser"ants and old women, cattle like %u##aloes, and %ulls, trou%le to wi#e and children, su##ering #rom windy diseases like rheumatism, gout etc , phlegmatic diseases, piles and %urning in hand and #eet /@ +uring the dasa o# Mercury the nati"e will get the %ene#it o# learning #rom preceptors or will himsel# %ecome a "ery learned and in#luential preceptor $here will %e gain o# agricultural lands, cows and horses and money #rom Brahmins He will get into association with persons o# high status He will worship gods and ac4uire immense wealth He will su##er #rom wind, heat and phlegm /? +uring the dasa o# 2etu the nati"e will su##er #rom sorrow and con#usion caused %y #emales, trou%le #rom the rich and loss o# wealth He will do injustice to
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others He will %e %anished #rom his country 'nati"e place( He will su##er #rom dental trou%le, pain in the legs and phlegmatic trou%les Notes . Please see our comments under "erse /, a%out the e##ects o# the dasa o# 6ahu /< )c4uisition o# wi#e, jewels, cloths, lustrous gems, concealed treasure, wealth, ornaments, horses, conch, etc , gain o# money #rom trade, agricultrual pursutis, e0port and import o# goods, separation #rom elders 'like parents(, loss o# peace o# mind and distress to kinsmen, will %e the general e##ects e0perienced during the dasa o# Venus Thus ends the (2th 0dhyaya on "Dasas and their 'ffects" in the work Phaladeepika composed by Mantreswara.

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Chapter "3 Effects of Dasas of the lor$s of ho#ses an$ the!r Antar Dasas
, $his =hapter deals %rie#ly with the e##ects o# a planet as a result o# his lordship o# a house, when he is strong, with the e##ects when he is weak and conse4uent e##ects that one has to undergo under circumstances / Hhen the lagna is endowed with #ull strength, the nati"e will during the dasa o# the lord o# the lagna attain a position o# eminence in the world and li"e happily His %ody will remain sturdy and healthy and he will ha"e lustre in his #ace His prosperity will increase and his li#e will progress just as the Moon's digits in the %right hal# o# the lunar month - +uring the operation o# the lord o# the /nd house, there will %e ac4uisition o# #amily, good daughters, enjoyment o# good #ood and earning o# money through lectures, elo4uence o# speech and conse4uent appreciation o# the audience @ !# the -rd house and its lord %e e4uipped with #ull strength, during the dasa o# the lord o# the -rd house, the nati"e will recei"e #ull cooperation #rom his %rothers, he will recei"e auspicious news, he will ha"e opportunity to e0hi%it his courage and "olour, %ecome commander o# an army and will attain honour He will recei"e support o# the people and will %ecome popular #or his good 4uality ? !# the @th house %e "ested with ma0imum strength, e##ects like going good to the relation, success in agricultural pursuits, happy relations with wi#e, ac4uisition o# a con"eyance, agricultural lands, houses, wealth, attainment o# a higher status, will %e e0perienced %y the nati"e during the dasa o# the lord o# the @th house < !# the ?th house %e %estowed with #ull strength, e##ects like %irth o# a son, happy associations and relationship with kinsmen, %ecoming minister o# a king, con#erment o# honours, in"ol"ement in "irtuous actions and praise #or it #rom the people and enjoyment o# many kinds o# delicious preparations shared with others, will %e deri"ed during the dasa o# the lord o# the ?th house 7 !# the <th %e "ery strongly disposed, e##ects like o"ercoming the enemies
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%y his "alour, remaining #ree #rom diseases, %eing generous and power#ul, enjoying his wealth, splendour and prosperity will %e realised %y the nati"e during the dasa o# the lord o# the <#h house ; !# the 7th house %e endowed with #ull strength, during the dasa o# the lord o# the 7th, the nati"e will ac4uire new clothes and ornaments and will li"e happily with his wi#e His "irility or physical strength will !ncrease and auspicious #unctions like marriage etc , will %e cele%rated in his house He will per#orm pleasure trips E !# the lord o# ;th house %e "ested with #ull strength, during his dasa period the nati"e will %e a%le to clear all his de%ts He will achie"e progress in his pro#ession and other acti"ities )ll disputes with him will come to an end and he will ac4uire %u##aloes, goats and other cattle and ser"ants ,> !# the lord o# Eth house %e #ully strong, during his dasa, the nati"e will enjoy continuous prosperity, happiness and wealth alongwith his wi#e, sons, grand children and relations, will per#orm meritorious deeds and recei"e royal #a"our and will %e respect#ul to Brahmins and gods ,, !# the ,>th house and its lord ha"e #ull strength, in the dasa o# the lord o# the ,>th house, the nati"e will succeed in e"ery "enture he undertakes, and he will li"e happily He will earn name and #ame and will attain good reputation He will in"ol"e himsel# in "irtuous actions #or which he recei"es humiliations ,/ !n the dasa o# a strong lord o# the ,,th there will %e continuous growth in prosperity He will ha"e meetings with his near relati"es and will ha"e the com#ort o# many ser"ants $here will %e domestic happiness and great prosperity ,- +uring the dasa o# the lord o# the ,/th, the nati"e will spend e0tra"agantly on good causes He will per#orm meritorious acts and thus %e #ree #rom the e"il e##ects o# the sins committed He will also %e con#erred royal honours ,@ $he good e##ects descri%ed a%o"e in "erses / to ,- are deri"ed only when the lord o# the house concerned is auspiciously disposed 'not placed in the <th, ;th, or ,/th(, is posited in his own sign or in his sign o# e0altation or is
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retrograde $he e##ects will %e ad"erse i# such a planet is inauspiciously disposed, is in his inimical sign, in his sign o# de%ilitation or is eclipsed %y the Sun's rays Now descri%ed %elow are the e##ects o# the planet 'lord o# a house(, who is not well disposed ,? Hhen the lord o# the 3agna is %adly placed, the nati"e will %e imprisoned during his dasa He will lead his li#e in cognito, will su##er #ear, diseases and mental anguish, will participate in #uneral rites, will incur loss o# position and other mis#ortunes !# the lord o# the /nd is in a similar position, the person conscemed during his dasa will %eha"e stupidly %e#ore an audiance, will not stick to his word or #amily, write o%jectiona%le letters, will su##er #rom eye trou%les, will ha"e a harsh tongue, incur lot o# e0penditure and will #ace displeasure o# the king ,< !# the lord o# the -rd house %e weak, there will %e loss o# %rothers and sisters during his dasa His work will recei"e ad"erse criticism and he will %e harassed %y secret enemies $he nati"e will su##er #rom re"erse and as a result will %e humiliated and lose his pride !# the lord o# the @th house %e weak, during his dasa the mother o# the nati"e, his kinsmen and his #riends will %e distressed $here will %e danger o# destruction o# his house, agricultural lands and cattle and also danger #rom water ,7 !# the lord o# the ?th lacks strength and is %adly placed, during his dasa, the nati"e will lose a son He will su##er #rom a%erration o# mind, will %e a "ictim o# deception and will wander here and there aimlessly He will su##er #rom stomach disorders, #ace wrath or displeasure o# king and will #eel physicially weak +uring the dasa o# the lord o# the <th house who is de#icient in strength, there will %e danger #rom thie"es He will #ace po"erty, will %e o"erpowered %y others and will su##er #rom diseases, will recei"e sha%%y treatment or indulge in undesira%le actions He will ser"e others and su##er humiliation and loss o# reputation He will ha"e injuries in his %ody ,; !# the lord o# the 7th %e weak, during his dasa, the son.in.law o# the nati"e will %e in distress $he nati"e will make separation #rom his wi#e and
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something untoward will happen through the opposite se0 and he will ha"e a##airs with wicked women and will su##er #rom "enereal diseases He will %e wandering aimlessly Hhen the dasa o# a %adly placed and weak lord o# the ;th house %e in operation, the person concerned will su##er #rom great sorrow, loss o# intelligence, intense se0ual desire, jealousy, #ainting #its, po"erty, #ruitless ram%ling, loss o# reputation, sickness and humiliation :"en his li#e may end during the dasa o# such a planet ,E +uring the dasa o# the lord o# Eth house who is weak, the wi#e and children o# the nati"e will %e in trou%le He will su##er in many ways due to wrath o# deity that had %een worshipped #ormerly He will indulge in undesira%le actions and one o# his elder %rothers and his #ather may die and he himsel# may su##er #rom penury Hhen the lord o# the ,>th house %e de"oid o# strength, during his dasa, the nati"e will #ace #ailure in all his undertakings and he will indulge in wicked actions, he may ha"e to li"e away #rom his homeland and may su##er distress on that account He will ha"e to #ace untoward happenings and will incur loss o# honour /> !# the lord o# the ,,th %e ad"ersely disposed and %e weak, the %rother 'elder( o# the nati"e will %e in trou%le His son will %e sickly, he 'the nati"e( will su##er #rom misery, deception and ear diseases +uring the dasa o# a weak lord o# the ,/th house, the nati"e will su##er #rom many diseases, dishonour and sla"ery )ll his wealth will disappear like the 'waning( Moon in the dark hal# o# the month /, Hhate"er has %een stated in the =hapter ,, whate"er has %een mentioned as %elonging to the presiding planets '=hapter /(, whate"er calling is declared appropriate in chapter on pro#ession '=hapter ?(, whate"er diseases ha"e %een descri%ed as due to the se"eral planets '=hapter ,@(, whate"er has %een said as the e##ects o# the aspect or association with the planets '=hapter ,;(, or o# the presence o# planets in houses or o# the lords o# the se"eral houses or the lord %eing
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associated with others '=hapter ,?, ,<, ,7(, all this must %e duly assigned to the planets concerned in their respecti"e dasas // !# a planet occupies Vargottamamsa he produces "ery #a"oura%le e##ects in his dasa Mi0ed e##ects are deri"ed in the dasa o# a planet who %eing Vargottama is in his sign o# de%litation or is eclipsed %y the Sun's rays )d"erse results may %e when the dasa o# any o# the lord o# the <th, ;th or ,/th house in the an tar dasa o# any o# them %e in operation Similar will %e the e##ect o# the dasa o# the planet posited in the <th, ;th, or ,/th and an tar dasa o# any one o# them /- $here will %e the#t in the house o# the nati"e, he will %e trou%led %y enemies and he will su##er great misery, during the dasa o# a cruel planet 'male#ic( and the an tar dasa o# any o# the lords o# the -rd, ?th or 7th nakshatra reckoned #rom the Janma nakshatra 'natal star( $he same will %e the results in the dasa o# a male#ic and in the antar dasa o# the lord o# the Moon sign or o# the ;th house there #rom /@ $he #ollowing dasas will %ring misery and trou%le &. ',( $he dasa o# Saturn i# it is the #ourth in the order o# main dasas '/( $he dasa o# Jupiter i# it is the si0th '-( $he dasa o# the Mars and 6ahu i# they are #i#th '@( $he dasa o# a planet who is placed in the last degree o# a sign '?( $he dasas o# the lords o# the <th, ;th and ,/th houses Notes B !# any %ody is %orn in the dasa o# Mars, Saturn's dasa will %e the #ourth #or him *or one %orn in the dasa o# Venus, 6ahu dasa will %e #i#th and Jupiter's dasa the si0th #or him *or one %orn in the dasa o# 2etu, Mars dasa will %e the #i#th #or him /? !# Mars in an 8rdh"amukha sign or in his sign o# e0altation %e posited in the ,>th or ,,th house, the nati"e will ac4uire a kingdom in his dasa He will %ecome a king and cause destruction o# his enemies and will possess many "ehicles and a huge army and /< !# Venus %e in his sign o# e0altation or in his own sign and %e posited in the ,>th, ,,th or the ,/th house, uneclipsed and #ree #rom the in#luence o# a
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male#ic, the nati"e during his dasa, will %ecome "ery wealthy, will %e #ull o# glory and splendour and will %e endowed with gold and precious stones etc , will %e widely praised and enjoy all com#orts /7 )ll %ene#ics i# placed in their sign o# de%ilitation, inimical signs or the <th or ,/th house, they will produce only ad"erse results while male#ic similarly placed will cause miseries during their dasa periods /; $he nati"e will #ace danger #rom enemies, su##er loss or position and earn hostility oi persons who had %een his #riends, during the dasa o# a planet and the an tar dasa o# the planet ',( who is inimical to the lord o# the dasa, '/( who is in an inimical sign, '-( one who is posited in the <th or '@( who is inimical to lord o# the lagna /E Hhich e"er house counted #rom the lord o# the dasa is occupied %y the lord o# antar dasa, it is the e##ects arising #rom that house during the antar dasa is posited in <th, ;th or ,/th with re#erence to the lord o# the dasa !n other positions the e##ects will %e good -> !# a %ene#ic or a lord o# a %ene#ic house is posited in his sign o# e0altation, he produces ma0imum good e##ects $he e##ects will %e three.#ourth i# such a planet %e in his Moolatrikona sign !t will %e hal# i# he %e in his own sign !t will %e one.#ourth in a #riend's sign, "ery little in his inimical sign and almost nil when it is in his sign o# de%ilitation !n the case o# male#ics or lords o# male#ic houses the results will %e re"ersed Hhen a planet is in com%ustion its e##ect will %e similar to that in his sign o# de%ilitation -, *ind out which amongst the #ollowing is the weakest B 'a( Saturn, '%( Mandi, 'c( 6ahu, 'd( the lord o# the //nd decanate #rom the lagna, 'e( lord o# the ;th, '#( lords o# the na"amsa signs occupied %y them !t is the dasa o# the weakest amongst them that pro"es #atal #or the nati"e and the death takes place when Saturn in the course o# his transit passes through an untoward house '<th, ;th or ,/th( -/ See who amongst the #ollowing pairs o# planets is stronger.la( the lord o# the house occupied %y the lord o# the ;th house and lord o# the na"amsa sign
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occupied %y the lord o# the ;th house )nd the lord o# the //nd decamate #rom the lagna and the lord o# decanate o# the lagna $he death o# the nati"e takes place when Jupiter in the course o# his transit passes through any o# the #ollowing places B ',( the sign occupied %y the lord o# the ;th house, '/( the na"amsa occupied %y the lord o# the ;th house, '-( in trlkona position to ',( and '/( -- !# Jupiter, the lord o# the house occupied %y the Moon and the lord o# the lagna %e posited in kendra at %irth, the middle portion o# the li#e will %e happy Planets in shirshodaya, u%hayodaya and prishtodaya signs gi"e their results in the %eginning, in the middle and in the end respecti"ely -@ !# the lord o# the dasa %e endowed with strength at the time o# %irth passes in the course o# his transit through his sign o# e0altation, his own sign or a #riend's sign, promotes the growth o# the house reckoned #rom the lagna Notes B Suppose 6ahu is endowed with #ull strength in a nati"ity, his dasa is in progress when in the course o# his transit he will pass through the ,,th house counted #rom the lagna the nati"e will ha"e gains o# wealth Hhen he passes through the ,>th in transit, the nati"e will get promotion in his position Hhen it will pass through the Eth the nati"e will ha"e dawn o# #ortune -? Hhen a planet who's dasa is in progress %e weak at %irth, %e eclipsed %y the Sun's rays, %e in his sign o# de%ilitation or %e in a inimical sign, he will during the course o# transit through any house, cause its total destruction Notes B Suppose the lagna is Virgo and Saturn is posited in the ;th house in his sign o# de%ilitation +uring the dasa o# Saturn, i# in the course o# his transit he passes through the sign 3eo which is an inimical sign identical with the ,/th house, the ,/th house will produce "ery e"il e##ects during that period -< $he e##ects will %e good and auspicious, when in the course o# his transit, the Moon passes through ',( the e0altation house o# the lord o# the dasa, '/( the houses #riendly to the lord o# the dasa and '-( the -rd, ?th, <th, 7th, Eth, ,>th and ,,th houses reckoned #rom the lord o# the dasa Notes B !# any person wants, to know whether the Moon will gi"e
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auspicious e##ects on a particular day, he should e0pect good e##ects i# the Moon is in any one o# the positions mentioned a%o"e with the lord o# the dasa in progress -7 !# a planet whose antar dasa is in operation should on the course o# his transit at the time pass through his sign o# de%ilitation, an inimical house or %ecome eclipsed, there will %e much misery Should he pass through his own, e0altation house or %e retrograde, the e##ects will then %e good -; !# the antar dasa o# a planet is #a"oura%le, the good e##ects will %e e0perienced when the Sun, in the course o# his transit, passes through his sign o# e0altation Similar e##ects will %e deri"ed when Jupiter in the course o# his transit passes through that sign o# e0altation )s regards the planet whose antar dasa is likely to yield inauspicious or ad"erse e##ects, such e"il e##ects will %e realised when the Sun in the course o# his transit passes through the antar dasa lord's sign o# de%ilitation or inimical sign -E 6ahu will a##ect the planet with whom he is associated $hat planet through good and auspicious %y himsel# will produce e"il e##ects particularly at the end o# his dasa Notes B !n the e0ample horoscope, 6ahu is associated with Venus who is posited in his own sign 6ahu will take o"er the nature and auspiciousness o# Venus and produce e##ects in dasa or antar dasa according to them Venus on the other hand will %ecome a##licted and produce e"il e##ects during his dasa or antar dasa particlarly at their end

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@> $he /nd and 7th houses are maraka 'death producing( houses !# the lords o# these houses or planets posited therein, are power#ul they cause death duing their dasa !# the lord o# the ;th or ,/th house %e "ery weak, death is likely to take place in the an tar dasa o# any o# the two @, $he dasa o# a planet who is lord o# a kendra will %e ad"erse i# he happens to %e a %ene#ic natural %ene#ic and auspicious or #a"oura%le i# he is a 'natural( male#ic $he dasa o# all the planets who are trikonas ',,?,E( will %e #a"oura%le $he lords o# the -rd, <th and ,,th houses, e"en i# %ene#ics, they will always produce e"il e##ects during their dasas $he lord o# the ;th house, i# he also is the lord o# the lagna will %e auspicious and will produce good e##ects in his dasa $he Sun and the Moon e"en i# they own the ;th house gi"e only good e##ects '$hey do not su##er #rom the stigma o# %eing lords o# the ;th house ( $hese are the e##ects o# se"eral dasas according to Parasara's opinion @/ !# ',( the lord o# a trikona %e in a kendra, '/( the lord o# a kendra %e in a trikona, they will %oth pro"e auspicious !# the dasa o# one and the an tar dasa o# the ohter %e in operation, the e##ects will %e "ery #a"oura%le $hey will help each other, cooperate to make the period auspicious @- No planet produces good or %ad e##ects to the nati"e in accordance with the house he owns during his dasa and his own antar dasa
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@@ *ind out what all planets are related '=hapter /?, "erse ->( to the particular planet whose dasa is under consideration Note also the planets i# any which are similarly circumstanced 'whether #or good or %ad( i e holding a position coordinate to the one under re#erence !t is only in the antar dasas o# these planets that the original planet will in his main dasa mani#est his e##ect @? $he lords o# kendras and trikonas, e"en i# they themsel"es %e capa%le o# causing e"il 'owning to their ha"ing lordships o# e"il house(, %ecome yogakarakas %y their mere relationship and make the nati"e prosperous Notes B *or e0ample #or the )ries )scendant %oth Saturn lord o# the ,>th a kendra and also o# ,,th '#or which he %eccmes a papi( and Jupiter is lord o# the Eth a trikona and the <th a dusthana But they get related with each other '"ide =hapter ,?, "erse ->( they %ecome yogakarakas and thus auspicious in the nature @< !# out o# the lords o# the ?th and Eth any one o# them gets related to a strong planet owning a kendra, he %ecomes a yogakaraka, 'capa%le o# promoting the property o# the nati"e( @7 !# the lord o# a kendra %e associated with any o# the lords o# the ?th or the Eth, they %oth %ecome yogakarakas !# the lord o# a kendra while %eing related to lord o# one trikona, %e also related to the lord o# the other trikona, a most power#ul 6aja Doga will %e the result Notes B Here it will %e rele"ant to point out that i# the same planet owns a kendra and a trikona, he %ecomes a yogakaraka #or that ascendant *or the $aurus )scendant Saturn is lord o# Eth and ,>th $here#ore he will %e a yogakaraka *or the =ancer and 3eo )scendants Mars owns the ?th and the ,>th and the @th and Eth respecti"ely $hus Mars is a yogakaraka #or these )scendants Saturn is a Dogakaraka #or the 3i%ra ascendant %eing the lord o# the @th and the ?th Venus is yogakaraka #or the =apricorn and )4uarius ascendants %eing lords o# the ?th and the ,>th and the @th and the Eth respecti"ely @; $hough the planets may %e themsel"es 'natural male#ics( %ut !# they are related to a yogakaraka 'planet producing prosperity( good e##ects will %e
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e0perienced %y the nati"e during their antar dasas leading him to a##luence and happiness @E $he lord o# a trikoria house will during his dasa and the antar dasa o# the lord o# a kendra will produce good e##ects :"en i# the two planets may not %e connected the dasa o# one and the antar dasa o# the other will %e producti"e o# good e##ects ?>.?, !# Jupiter and Venus %e lords o# kendras, they %ecome power#ul to cause e"il e##ects Should they occupy the maraka houses '/nd and 7th(, they %ecome power#ul marakas 'in#licters o# death( Mercury in this respect is less power#ul $he Moon comes ne0t to Mercury Male#ics when they %e lords o# kendras, %ecome more and more auspicious in their e##ects ?/ !# 6ahu and 2etu occupy a kendra or trikona they %ecome yogakarakas i# they get connected with the lord o# kendra or trikona !# 6ahu or 2etu should occupy the sign o# a %ene#ic which is not an inauspicious house and are not connected with any planet, they produce good e##ects in their antar dasas !# 6ahu and 2etu are not connected with any planet and are posited in an auspicious house 'kendra or trikona(, they will produce good e##ects during their dasa and the antar dasa o# a yogakaraka ?@ +uring the dasa o# a yogakaraka planet, the 6aja Doga %egins when the antar dasa o# karaka planets are in progress $he antar dasas o# male#ics which succeed them in their turn increase the same Notes B )nother "ersion o# this "erse as gi"en %y Pt 1opesh 2umar 5jha in his Hindi translation o# Phaladeepika is as under &B $his means that i# 6aja yoga %egins with the antar dasa o# a maraka planet, the nati"e gets yogakaraka e##ects in name only $he real prosperity and glorious e##ects o# 6aja yoga e"ade him ?? $he #ollowing planets cause great misery to the nati"e B ',( $he planet posited in the ;th house
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'/( $he planet who aspects the <th house '-( $he lord o# the ;th house '@( $he planet owning the decanate o# the ;th house '?( $he planet owning the sign occupied %y Mandi *rom amongst the weakest will %e capa%le o# causing death o# the nati"e during his dasa or antar dasa ?< $he dasa o# a planet #allen #rom e0altation is termed )"arohini or descending, while that o# a planet in a #riend's house is named Madhya or middling $he dasa o# a planet proceeding #rom his de%ilitation is called )rohini or ascending $he dasa o# a planet that is actually in his depression or inimical na"amsa is termed, )dhama or worst Notes B !t has already %een mentioned earlier at which degree o# a sign a planet is in deep e0altation and what degree o# a particular sign the planet is in de%ilitation *or e0ample the Sun is in deep e0altation at ,> degrees o# )ries and he is in deep de%ilitation at ,> degrees o# 3i%ra +uring the inter"al the Sun proceeds #rom ,> degrees o# 3i%ra trowards to ,> degrees o# )ries and until he reaches there, he will %e called )rohi or ascending But the inter"al, the Sun a#ter reaching ,> degrees )ries proceeds ,> degrees o# 3i%ra and until he reaches there, he will %e termed as )"arohi or descending $he e##ects o# the dasa o# an a"arohi planet are %ad, while the e##ects o# an )rohi planet are good But e"en i# a planet %e )"arohi his dasa will %e ordinarily #a"oura%le i# he is posited in his e0alted or #riend's Na"amsa, while e"en i# a planet %e arohi !# he %e posited in his sign o# depression, in an inimical sign, in de%ilitated na"amsa or in an !nimical na"amsa, his dasa will %e )dhama or ad"erse ?7 :"en i# a planet %e in his sign o# de%ilitation or in his !nimical sign or %e eclipsed %y the Sun's rays, his dasa will produce mi0ed e##ects, i# he occupies an auspicious house or Na"amsa and will %e capa%le o# gi"ing good e##ects in the latter hal# o# the dasa ?; +eath o# the relati"e signi#ied %y a particular house will take place !n the main dasa o# the planet in the house ,/th to that house or o# the planet owning it,
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whoe"er is weaker ?E !# the lord o# the dasa in the course o# his transit passes through the lagna, the -rd, the <th, the ,>th or ,,th house reckoned #rom him or !# the lord o# the dasa comes to the sapta "arga places o# the lagna, or when a #riendly planet or a %ene#ic planet comes to the lagna, the +asa will pro"e auspicious at that time i e during the periods o# transits mentioned a%o"e <> Note which planet's dasa or antar dasa is in progress and where he is situated in the course o# his transit with re#erence to the natal Moon $he dasa or antar dasa will produce good e##ects during the periods o# the lords o# the dasa or in the course o# his transit comes to auspicious places with re#erence to the natal Moon and +asa e##ects will %e ad"erse i# the lord o# dasa comes to inauspicious houses #rom the position o# natal Moon <, $he Moon produces %ene#icial e##ects when in the course o# her transit, she passes through ',( the #riend's house o# the lord o# the +asa '/( the sign in which the lord o# the dasa is e0alted and '-( houses -, ?, <, 7, E, ,> and ,, #rom the lord o# the dasa </ !n the #a"oura%le positions mentioned in the pre"ious "erse, the sign occupied %y the Moon should represent some one o# the ,/ house, lagna, wealth etc , at the time o# %irth $he one o# these #a"oura%le positions promotes the prosperity in respect o# the house represented %y the sign occupied !n the un#a"oura%le positions, the house represented %y the sign occupied %y the Moon su##ers damage <- Hhile assessing the "arious e##ects in a nati"ity it is admira%le to study the principles laid down in Sara"ali '%y 2alyana Varma(, Hora Shastra %y Varahamihira and the Nakshatra +asa Hhile making such an assessment, care#ul note should %e taken o# the planets with re#erence to the lagna at the time o# 4uery or janma rasi 'Moon sign( or 3agna at %irth $here will not %e much di##erence %etween the Prasna 3agna and the Janma 3agna in the matter o# making predictions Notes B Sloka -/ B !t may %e interesting to note why Jupiter has %een
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particularly mentioned #or causing the death o# the person when he transits through the 6asi and the Na"amsa occupied %y the 3ord o# the eighth house or its triangular position $he reader will note that Jupiter is the only planet who is e0alted in the eighth house #rom his own sign !t only shows the magnanimity o# the planet who is de#ined to e0hi%it his #ull lustre e"en when he is posited in a %ad house as the ;th house $his is %ecause he is a Philosopher Sloka @, B $he Sun and the Moon are declared to %e auspicious e"en when they own the ;th house i e #or the people %orn in Makara and +hanus they are respecti"ely auspicious $his is %ecause the Sun %ecomes the creater #or person %orn in Makara, while the Moon %ecomes the owner o# the house in which lord o# +hauns 'Jupiter( is e0alted !t is there#ore rele"ant that %oth these planets should pro"e auspicous to persons torn !n Makara 3agna and +hanus 3agna respecti"ely Sloka ?@ B $he lord o# a 2endra and 2ona is termed the Dogakaraka Thus ends the twentieth chapter on "Dasas of *hava "ords and their *hukties" in Phaladeepika composed by Mantreswara.

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Chapter "1 D!'!s!ons of a s!(n


, !n this chapter is e0plained the method o# calculating the antar dasa and pratyantar dasa $here are antar dasas o# all the nine planets in a dasa *or e0ample, in the dasa o# the Sun there will %e the antar dasas o# the Sun and all the other planets $he #irst antar dasa is o# the same planet who is the lord o# the dasa *or e0ample, in the dasa o# Jupiter the order o# antar dasas will %e Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, 2etu, Venus, the Sun, the Moon, Mars and 6ahu !n the dasa o# Venus the order o# antar dasa will %e "enus, the Sun, the Moon, Mars, 6ahu, Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury and 2etu )s there are nine antar dasas in a dasa, there are nine pratyantar dasas in an antar dasa $he #irst pratyantar dasa will %e o# the lord o# antar dasa Hhate"er has %een here descri%ed as e##ects o# any planet, all this should occur in the planet's dasa, in his antar dasa and in his pratyantar dasa / $he period o# antar dasa in a dasa should %e calculated %y the rule o# three Suppose i# we ha"e to know the duration o# antar dasa o# the Sun in the dasa o# Venus we should proceed as e0plained %elow !n ,/> years the Sun's portion is o# <years !n , year the Sun's portion will %e '<R,/>(S, $here#ore, in /> years the Sun will ha"e )ntar +asa o# '<S,R,/>(S/> O , year $he Sun's dasa is o# < years and the dasa o# Venus is o# /> years $here#ore the #igures o# /> and < ha"e %een taken a%o"e $he pratyantar dasa in any case can also %e calculated in the same manner He ha"e #ound out that in the dasa o# Venus the duration o# Sun's an tar dasa is , year Now let us #ind out how much will %e the duration o# pratyantar dasa o# the Sun in his antar dasas !n ,/> years the duration is < years !n , year it will %e '<S,R,/>( O ,R/> years ',R/>(S-<> days O ,; days $hus in the dasa o# Venus, the duration o# the pratyantar dasa o# the Sun in his antar dasa will %e ,; days
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$hese in#ormations are a"aila%le in readymade ta%les in the "arious Panchangas which can %e use#ully utilised Notes B Shri V Su%rahmaniam Sastry has e0plained the method o# calculation as under &B PMultiply the years o# maha dasa %y the years o# the planet whose antar dasa is re4uired +i"ide the period %y ,/> $he 4uotient will represent the years o# antar dasa Multiply the remainder %y ,/ and di"ide the result %y ,/> $he 4uotient will represent the months, multiply the remainder %y -> and di"ide %y ,/> $he 4uotient will gi"e the days and so on $he same process should %e adopted #or calculating the su%.di"isions !n any dasa the order o# the antar dasa is similar to that in the dasa o# the #irst antar dasa commencing with that o# its lord P $here is an easy method %y mean o# which the antar dasa can %e independently calculated $his may %e help#ul at times when the antar dasa ta%les are not readily a"aila%le Multiply the num%er o# years o# dasa period o# the planet %y the num%er o# years o# dasa o# the period o# the planet antar dasa is re4uired $he last #igure in the product always represents the decimal o# a month and the rest represents the total num%er o# months $hen cutting o# the last digit o# the product, multiuply it %y - and keep that #igure as days Suppose we want to #ind out the antar dasa o# Mercury in the dasa o# Saturn Multiply the dasa period o# Mercury ,7 years %y that o# Saturn "iA ,E years i e ,ES,7 O -/- By adopting the a%o"e method the antar dasa o# Mercury will %e -/ months and E days i e / years ; months E days Effects of antar $asas !n the $asa of the S#n@ - +uring the antar dasa o# the Sun in his dasa the person %orn will achie"e renown %y the %ene#icience o# the king He will ac4uire wealth and wander a%out in mountain and #orest regions and will su##er #rom #e"er and heat trou%les He may lose his #ather Notes B $he good e##ects may %e e0pected when the Sun %e well placed and the e"il e##ects will occur when the Sun is ad"ersely posited @ :##ects like destruction o# enemies, relie# #rom distress, in#lu0 o# wealth, ac4uisition o# agricultural lands, %uilding a house and meeting with #riends are the
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likely e##ects to %e e0perienced %y the nati"e in the antar dasa o# the Moon in the dasa o# the Sun !# the Moon %e ad"ersely placed the nati"e will su##er #rom consumption, watery diseases and there will %e danger '#or the nati"e ? :##ects like sickness, loss o# position, trou%les #rom enemies, animosity with kinsmen, #ear #rom the king, destruction o# wealth and ulcers in the %ody etc , will %e deri"ed %y the nati"e in the antar dasa o# Mars in the dasa o# the Sun < :##ects like rise o# enemies, enmity with others, loss o# wealth, the#t, disaster, #ear #rom poison, headache, eye trou%les and inclination towards enjoyment o# material com#orts, will %e realised %y the nati"e in the antar dasa o# 6ahu and the dasa o# the Sun 7 :##ects like destruction o# enemies, in#lu0 o# many kinds o# wealth, regular worship o# gods Brahmin, preceptor, entertainment o# kinsmen, ear trou%les and diseases like tu%erculosis, may %e e0pected %y the nati"e in the antar dasa o# Jupiter in the dasa o# the Sun Notes B $he e"il e##ects mentioned a%o"e should arise when Jupiter %e ad"ersely disposed ; :##ects like loss o# wealth, separation #rom the son, diseases to wi#e, death o# an elderly person 'preceptor, #ather, uncle etc (, e0cessi"e e0penditure, destruction o# clothes and other domestic articles, #ilthiness, and phlegmatic trou%les, will %e e0perienced %y the nati"e in the antar dasa o# Saturn in the dasa o# the Sun E :##ects like su##ering #rom cutaneous eruptions, %oils, leprosy, jaundice, pains in the waist and stomach, and trou%les #rom all the three humours "iA , %ile, phlegm and wind, will %e deri"ed %y the nati"e, in the antar dasa o# Mercury in the dasa o# the Sun ,> :##ects like loss o# #reinds, misunderstanding with the mem%ers o# the #amily, #ear #rom enemies, loss o# wealth, illness o# an elderly relation and pains in the leg, se"ere headache, will %e #elt %y the nati"e in the antar dasa o# 2etu in the dasa o# the Sun ,, :##ects like headache, disorders o# stomach, pain in the anus 'piles(,
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carrying out o# agricultural "enture, loss o# house and wealth, shortage o# grain and illness o# children and wi#e, will %e e0perienced in the antar dasa o# Venus in the dasa o# the Sun Effects of antar$asa !n the $asa of the Moon ,/ Birth o# daughters, ac4uisition o# clean and %right clothes, meeting with respected Brahmin, happiness to mother and enjoyment o# com#orts o# the couch, will %e the likely e##ects in the antar dasa o# the Moon in her own dasa ,- Bilious trou%les, trou%les #rom #ire, diseases caused %y impurity o# %lood, distress #rom enemies and thie"es, unhappiness, and loss o# wealth, will %e likely e##ects that will %e deri"ed %y the nati"e, in the antar dasa o# Mars in the dasa o# the Moon Notes . !n our "iew #or the =ancer and 3eo )scendant #or which Mars is yogakarka, the e##ects o# the antar dasa will %e e0cellent in the matter o# ac4uisition o# wealth, growth o# prosperity and earning name and #ame, i# Mars %e well disposed in the nati"ity ,@ 5ccuring o# a se"ere reproach or #ault, increase o# enemies, illness o# kinsmen danger #rom thunder storms, lightning and illness caused %y #ood, drink or indigestion, will %e the likely e##ects to %e e0perienced %y the nati"e, in the antar dasa o# 6ahu in the dasa o# the Moon ,? $aking great delight in making gi#ts and other magni#icient actions, con#erment o# honours %y the king, meetings with #riends, ac4uisition o# new clothes and ornaments, and enjoyment o# all kinds o# happiness, will %e the likely e##ects to %e deri"ed %y the nati"e, !n the antar dasa o# Jupiter in the dasa o# the Moon ,< )##liction with many kinds o# diseases, illness o# #riend, son and wi#e and danger o# a great calamity or death, will %e the likely e##ects #or the nati"e, during the antar dasa o# Saturn in the dasa o# the Moon ,7 )c4uisition at all times o# elephants, horses, cows, wealth, ornaments and property, happiness and achie"ement o# sel# knowledge will %e the e##ects #or the nati"e in the antar dasa o# Mercury in the dasa o# the Moon
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,; :##ects like loss o# mental e4uili%rium, danger #rom water, loss o# wealth, kinsman and ser"ants, will %e e0perienced %y the nati"e in the antar dasa o# 2etu in the dasa o# the Moon ,E :m%arkation on the sale or purchase o# gold, water con"eyances, jewels, women, agricultural products etc , ac4uisition o# children, #riends, cattle and grains, will %e e##ects #or the nati"e in the antar dasa o# Venus in the dasa o# the Moon /> Honour #rom the king, commission o# "alourous deeds, relie# #rom diseases, su##ering #rom diseases caused %y %ile and wind, "ictory o"er enemies and the down#all o# the latter, are the likely e##ects that will %e realised %y the nati"e in the antar dasa o# the Sun in the dasa o# the Moon Effects of the antar $asas !n the $asa of Mars /, :##ects like su##ering #rom diseases arising #rom the e0cess o# %ile and heat, danger o# wounds, separation #rom %rothers, animosity with the kinsmen the king, danger #rom thie"es and #ire, gain o# money #rom agricultural operations and litigation, will %e deri"ed %y the nati"e in the antar dasa o# Mars in his own dasa Notes B !n our "iew the results will %e e0cellent i# Mars %e yogakarka in any nati"ity Mars, i# strong, o"ercomes all opposition %ut Mars %e weaker, %e a##licted in any way, the nati"e's enemies gain an upper hand // :##ects like danger #rom weapons, #ire, thie"es, enemies and king, injury #rom poison, loss o# an elderly relation or preceptor, su##ering #rom diseases in the waist, eyes and head, danger o# death 'o# the nati"e himsel#( or some calamity, will %e #elt during the antar dasa o# 6ahu in the dasa o# Mars /- :##ects like worship o# Brahmins and gods, pilgrimage to sacred places and shrines, per#ormance o# meritorious deeds, showing hospitality to guests at home, %irth o# children, ac4uisition o# new #riends, su##ering #rom ear trou%les in a se"ere #orm or #rom phlegmatic trou%le, will %e e0perienced %y the nati"e in the antar dasa o# Jupiter in the dasa o# Mars /@ :##ects like trou%le a#ter trou%le to children, elderly relations, calamities %eyond num%er, loss o# money through enemies, #ear o# sickness through heat and
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wind, loss o# wealth and happening o# e"ents causing mental distress, will %e realised %y the nati"e during the antar dasa o# Saturn in the dasa o# Mars /? Harassment %y king or go"ernor, enmity with Sudras #ear #rom enemies, and thie"es, loss o# wealth, destruction o# cattle, elephants and horses and association with enemies are the likely e##ects #or the nati"e in the antar dasa o# Mercury in the dasa o# Mars /< $here will %e danger #rom thunder %olt, sudden trou%le #rom #ire and weapons, %anishment #rom the country, destruction o# wealth, or occurrence o# death 'o# the nati"e( or loss o# wi#e, in the antar dasa o# 2etu in the dasa o# Mars /7 +e#eat in %attle, residence in a #oreign country, the#t, trou%le in the le#t eye, and loss o# ser"ants are the e##ects to %e e0pected %y the nati"e in the antar dasa o# Venus in the dasa o# Mars /; Honour #rom the king, enhancement in glory as a result o# "ictory in %attle, ac4uisition o# ser"ants, wealth, grains, women and harem, widening o# the scope #or li"elihood and wealth through daring deeds, are what may %e e0pected in the antar dasa o# the Sun in the dasa o# Mars /E )c4uisition o# "arious kinds o# wealth, %irth o# a son, gain o# clothes, %ed, ornaments, gems and other kinds o# property, se"erance #rom the enemies, trou%le to some elder and su##ering #rom enlargement o# spleen and e0cess o# %ile will %e the likely e##ects #or the nati"e in the antar dasa o# the Moon in the dasa o# Mars Effects of antar $asas !n the $asa of Rah# -> :##ects like illness through water and poison, snake %ite, coha%itation with another man's wi#e, separation #rom or loss o# one's near and dear ones, speaking harshly, and mental anguish through wicked people, will %e the characteristics o# the antar dasa o# 6ahu in the dasa o# 6ahu -, Happiness, worshipping Brahmins and gods, #reedom #orm diseases, association with a woman with attracti"e eyes and discussion with leameds a%out the interpretation o# sacred scriptures, will %e the main #eatures o# the antar dasa o# Jupiter in the dasa o# 6ahu
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-/ +isputes with wi#e, sons and %rothers, loss o# position, destruction o# ser"ants, injury to the %ody and su##ering #rom diseases due to e0cess o# wind and %ile, will %e the likely e##ects #or the nati"e, in the antar dasa o# Saturn in the dasa o# 6ahu -- )c4uisition o# wealth and children, association with #riends, #eeling o# in#eriority in an acute #orm, and de0terous handling o# adornment and skil#ul Mercury will mark the antar dasa o# Mercury in the dasa o# 6ahu -@ :##ects like danger #rom #e"er, #ire, weapons and enemies, su##ering #rom headache, trem%ling o# the %ody, injury to #riends, su##ering caused %y wounds and poison and animosity with #riends, will %e e0perienced in the antar dasa o# 2etu in the dasa o# 6ahu -? )c4uisition o# wi#e 'marriage(, enjoyment o# coha%itation with wi#e, ac4uisition o# elephants, horses and land and enjoyment thereo#, animosity with kinsmen and su##ering caused %y e0cess o# wind and phlegm, will %e the likely e##ects in the antar dasa o# Venus in the dasa o# 6ahu -< $rou%les #rom enemies, many calamities, trou%les #rom poison and #ire, injury #rom weapons, pain in the eyes, great damage #rom the king or go"ernment and distress to wi#e and children will mark the antar dasa o# the Sun in the dasa o# 6ahu -7 3oss o# wi#e, 4uarrel with other people, mental anguish, trou%les to #riends, danger #rom water, loss o# agricultural products, wealth, catttle and children will %e the likely e##ects in the antar dasa o# the Moon in the dasa o# 6ahu -; +anger #rom the king, #ire, thie"es, and weapons, one's own death caused through a terri%le disease, loss o# position, trou%les, #rom heat and eye trou%les, will %e the likely #eatures o# the )ntar dasa o# Mars in the dasa o# 6ahu Effects of the Antar $asas !n the $asa of A#p!ter -E +awn o# #ortune, increase in lustre, re"erence #rom all sides, %rith o# a son, de"elopment o# good 4ualities, honour #rom the king, association with one's preceptor and pious men and #ul#ilment o# all am%itions, will %e the characteristics o# the antar dasa o# Jupiter in his own dasa
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@> :##ects like association with prostitutes, taking alcholic drinks and such other actions, reaching highter eminence, distress to mem%ers o# the #amily and cattle, e0tra"agance, e0cessi"e #ear, distress to children and eye trou%les, will %e realised %y the nati"e in the antar dasa o# Saturn in the dasa o# Juptier @, =oming to grie# through women, gam%ling and drinking, sickness caused %y the im%alance o# three humours "iA %ile, wind and phlegm will %e the e##ects according to one school o# thought, in the antar dasa o# Mercury in the dasa o# Jupiter )ccording to "iew taken %y others during this antar dasa, the nati"e will engage himsel# in the worship o# gods and Brahmins and ac4uisition o# children, wealth and happiness @/ $here will %e wounds #rom weapons, animosity with ser"ans, distress to wi#e and children, trou%le #orm %ilious disorders, separation #rom elders and other kinsmen and danger to one's own li#e, in the antar dasa o# 2etu in the dasa o# Jupiter @- )c4uisition o# wealth, cattle, grains, wi#e, son, #ood, drinks, ornaments, %ead and articles o# domestic use and enjoyment thereo# and re"errence to gods and Brahmins will %e the auspicious #eatures o# the antar dasa o# Venus in the dasa o# Jupiter @@ :##ects like "ictory o"er enemines, honour #rom the king, %irth o# children and grandchildren, gains o# wealth, ac4uisition o# palan4uin and horses, and residence in a populous city with all com#orts, will %e deri"ed in the antar dasa o# the Sun in the dasa o# Jupiter @? )c4uisition o# many women, gain o# wealth, worship o# gods and Brahmins, achie"ement o# name and #ame, gain #rom agricultural pursuit, pro#it in trading and destruction o# enemies, will mark the antar dasa o# the Moon in the dasa o# Jupiter @< Satis#ying the relati"es, addition o# wealth #rom a host o# enemies, ac4uisition o# good lands, doing charita%le acts, cele%rity o# power, some injury to preceptor or an elder or a se"ere hurt to the eye, will %e the e##ects that may %e e0pected in the antar dasa o# Mars in the dasa o# Jupiter
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@7 +istress to or #rom kinsmen, mental tension, sickness, danger #rom thei"es, illness o# a preceptor or an elder, stomach disorders, trou%le #rom the king, increase in trou%les #rom enemies and loss o# wealth will %e likely results in the antar dasa o# 6ahu in the dasa o# Jupiter Effects of antar $asas !n the $asa of Sat#rn @; 1ains in agricutural acti"ities, ac4uisition o# more %u##aloes and ser"ants, gain o# wealth #rom a person o# Sudra community ac4uistlon o# a woman old in age, !ncrease in sin#ul deeds and lethargy, will %e the e##ects #or the nati"e in the antar dasa o# Saturn in his own dasa @E !ncrease in good #ortune, honour #orm the king, "ictory o"er enemies, company o# #emales, success and company o# #riends, su##ering #rom diseases caused %y the three humours and sickness to %rothers and children, will %e the characteristic #eatures o# the antar dasa o# Mercury in the dasa o# Saturn ?> Su##ering #rom trou%le caused %y wind and #ire, trou%le #rom enemies, constant 4uarrels with wi#e and children, danger #rom snakes and inauspicious happenings will %e the e##ects #or the nati"e in the antar dasa o# 2etu in the dasa o# Jupiter ?, :##ects like happiness #rom wi#e, children and #riends, !ncrease o# wealth due to agriculture and trade %y sea "oyages and %ecoming widely renowned, will %e e0perienced in the antar dasa o# Venus in the dasa o# Saturn ?/ +eath or constant danger #rom enemies, sickness to preceptor or an elder, stomach disorder, eye trou%les and loss o# wealth and rains will %e the #eatures o# the antar dasa o# the Sun in the dasa o# Saturn ?- +eath o# the nati"e or loss o# wi#e, trou%les, to #riends, danger #rom diseases arising #rom water and wind and likelihood o# #alling sick, will %e the e##ects #or the nati"e in the antar dasa o# the Moon in the dasa o# Saturn ?@ :##ects like loss o# position, 4uarrels with relations su##ering #rom #e"er, trou%le #rom #ire, weapon and poison, increase in the num%er o# enemies, trou%le #rom hernia and eye disease, will %e deri"ed in the antar dasa o# Mars in the dasa o# Saturn
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?? +e"iating #rom the path o# righteousness, loss o# li#e or danger #rom dia%etes, enlargement o# spleen, and a continuous #e"er or wound, will %e the main inauspicious e##ects in the antar dasa o# 6ahu in the dasa o# Saturn ?< $aking delight in worshipping gods and Brahmins, enjoyment o# li"ing in one's own house with children and su%stantial increase in wealth and grains, will %e the likely e##ects in the antar dasa o# Jupiter, in the dasa o# Saturn Effects of the Antar Dasas !n the Dasa of Merc#r/ ?7 *ollowing the path o# "irtuous, association with the learned, ha"ing an un%iased mind o# clear intellect, ac4uisition o# wealth through Brahmin, great #ame through learning and continuous happiness, will %e the e##ects in the antar dasa o# Mercury in his own dasa ?; 3oss o# peace o# mind as a result o# unhappiness, sorrow and 4uarrels, trem%ling o# the %ody, association with enemies, and loss o# agricultural crops and con"eyances, will mark the antar dasa o# 2etu in the dasa o# Mercury ?E Horship o# gods, preceptors and Brahmins, in"ol"ement in charita%le and "irtuous actions ac4uisition o# clothes and ornaments and meetings with #riends, may %e e0pected %y the nati"e in the antar dasa o# Venus in the dasa o# Mercury <> )c4ulstion o# gold, corals, horses and elephants and house, com#orts o# #ood and drinks and con#erment o# honour %y the king are the likely e0pectations in the antar dasa o# the Sun in the dasa o# Mercury <, :##ects like headache, se"ere pain in the neck, eye trou%les, leprosy, ring worm and danger to li#e, may %e e0perienced in the antar dasa o# the Moon in the dasa o# Mercury </ +anger #rom #ire, eye trou%les, danger #rom thie"es, continuous unhappiness, loss o# position and trou%le #rom windly diseases, will %e the likely e##ects in the antar dasa o# Mars in the dasa o# Mercury <- Headache, eye pain, stomach disorder, weakness caused %y a##liction with consumption or other diseases, destruction o# wealth, danger #rom #ire, poison and water and loss o# honour or position may %e e0pected %y the nati"e, in the
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antar dasa o# 6ahu in the dasa o# Mercury <@ +estruction o# enemies, #reedom #rom diseases, success in gaining sel# knowledge, honour #rom the king and great interest in penance and religious acti"ities, will %e the likely e##ects in the antar dasa o# Jupiter in the dasa o# Mercury <? :##ects like hea"y loss o# wealth and righteousness, #ailure in all "entures and diseases arising #rom wind and phlegm, will %e e0perienced in the antar dasa o# Saturn in the dasa o# Mercury Effects of antar $asas !n the $asa of Ket# << Iuarrels with enemies, misunderstanding with #riends, hearing o# %ad words, trou%les #rom #e"er and heat, loss o# wealth and taking shelter in another man's a%ode may %e e0pected in the antar dasa o# 2etu in his own dasa <7 Iuarrel with a pious man o# lore, misunderstanding with wi#e and kinsmen, %irth o# a daughter, loss o# reputation and humiliation and annoyance #rom others will %e the #eatures o# the antar dasa <; +eath o# preceptor or an elder o# the #amily, misunderstandings with relati"es, trou%le #rom #e"er, #ighting a re%ellion #or the king, disease caused %y phlegm and wind and gain #rom #oreign trade, should %e e0pected in the antar dasa o# the Sun in the dasa o# 2etu <E Sudden gains or loss o# wealth, separation #rom son, a la%oured deli"ery that engenders much sorrow, ac4uisition o# ser"ants and %irth o# daughter, will happen during the antar dasa o# the Moon in the dasa o# 2etu 7> Iuarrels with mem%ers o# #amily, loss o# %rothers and danger #rom thie"es, #ire and enemies, will %e e##ects in the )ntar +as o# Mars in the dasa o# 2etu 7, Iuarrels on account o# enemies, danger #rom the king, #ire and thie"es, hearing o# harsh words #rom wicked persons and indulging in acts to cause harm to others, will %e the #eatures o# the antar dasa o# 6ahu in the dasa o# 2etu 7/ Birth o# a "ery good son, worship o# gods, ac4uisition o# wealth and land, recei"ing o# gi#ts #rom many places and honour #rom the king, will %e the
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e##ects in the antar dasa o# Jupiter in the dasa 2etu 7- 3oss o# ser"ants, annoyance #rom or to others, 4uarrels with enemies, loss o# a lim%, loss o# position and wealth, should %e e0pected in the antar dasa o# Saturn in the dasa o# 2etu 7@ Birth o# a good son, praise #rom employer, ac4uisition o# land and wealth, harassment %y a chie# o# enemies and loss o# cattle and agriculture, will %e the likely e##ects in the antar dasa o# Venus in the dasa o# 2etu Effects of the antar $asas !n the $asa of Ben#s 7? $here will %e plenti#ul ac4uisition o# clothes, ornaments, con"eyance, per#umes and the like, enjoyment o# the couch, gain o# wealth and splendour o# the %ody, in the antar dasa o# Venus in his own dasa 7< Su##ering #rom diseases in the eye, stomach and cheeks, danger #rom the king and trou%les #rom elder mem%ers o# the #amily, will %e the likely e##ects in the antar dasa o# the Sun in the dasa o# Venus 77 !njury to nails, head and teeth, diseases arising #rom wind and %ile, loss o# wealth, dysentry, consumption and enlargement o# the spleen, will %e the characteristic #eatures o# the antar dasa o# the Moon in the dasa o# Venus 7; Pollution o# %lood, diseases arising #rom e0cess o# %ile, ac4uisition and accumulation o# gold, copper, and land, dedication o# a young woman, loss o# pro#ession, are the likely e##ects in the antar dasa o# Mars in the dasa o# Venus 7E )c4uisition o# wealth, %irth o# a son, speaking good words, re"erence to and #rom mem%ers o# the #amily, o"ercoming the enemy and imprisonment o# the latter and injury #rom poison, #ire and thie"es, may %e e0pected in the antar dasa o# 6ahu in the dasa o# Venus ;> Per#ormance o# religious duties, worship o# gods, association with wi#e and children and enjoyments deri"a%le #rom the position o# authority, will %e the results in the antar dasa o# Jupiter in the dasa o# Venus ;, Honour #rom the citiAens, military or police or #rom the king, ac4uisition o# a good wi#e, in#lu0 o# many kinds o# wealth and ac4uisition o# items o# com#ort and lu0ury, will mark the antar dasa o# Saturn in the dasa o# Venus
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;/ $here will %e com#ort #rom sons, ac4uisition o# many kinds o# properties and wealth, name and #eme, con#erment o# power and authority, destruction o# enemies, and su##ering #rom diseases caused %y the three humours, "iA wind, %ile and phlegm, may %e e0pected in the antar dasa o# Mercury in the dasa o# Venus ;- Separation #rom children or loss o# children, unhappiness, disease in some lim%, lot o# su##ering through #ire, losses and association with prostitutes, will %e the main #eatures in the )ntar dasa o# 2etu in the dasas o# Venus ;@ Predictions a%out the results o# dasa and )ntar dasas descri%ed a%o"e, should %e made a#ter taking into account the person's status class, occupation, colour, outward appearance and his sense ot hearing Hhat applies to dasa and antar dasa, should %e applica%le to pratyantar, sookshma and prana dasa as well Thus ends the twenty first chapter on " ub3Divisions of Dasas" in Phaladeepika composed by Mantreswara.

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Chapter "" Kalacha;ra $asa


, ')( $hree nakshatras #rom )swini, "iA )swini, Bharani and 2rittika comprise o# ,/ 4uarters )ries, $aurus, 1emini and =ancer are the #our na"amsa o# )swini 3eo, Virgo, 3i%ra and Scorpio will %e the #our na"amsa o# Bharani Sagittarius =apricorn, )4uarius and Pisces will %e the #our na"amsas o# 2rittika !n this order ')pasa"ya or )pradakhina order( di"ide the three nakshatras %y the ,/ na"amsas 'B( $here will %e ,/ na"amsa o# three nakshatras #rom 6ohini "iA , 6ohlni, Mrigasira and )ridra counting them in re"erse order #rom Scorpio i e Scorpio, 3i%ra, Virgo, 3eo, =ancer, 1emini, $aurus, )ries, Pisces, )4uarius, =apricorn and Sagittarius, di"ide them %y the ,/ na"amsas Scorpio will %e the na"amsa o# the #irst 4uarter o# 6ohini, 3i%ra will %e the na"amsa o# /nd 4uarter o# 6ohini and so on ultimately #inding that in this order Sagittarius will %e the na"amsa o# the #ourth 4uarter o# )ridra '$his is known as Sa"yaBre"erse, )pradakhina or anticlockwise order( / $hese are the trends o# nakshatras reckoned in their order '#rom )swini( to %e distinguished as )pasa"ya and Sa"ya $he years assigned to a planet constitute the dasa period o# the sign owned %y that planet $his is the peculiarity in the' 2alachakra system, say the wise - $he Sun's dasa period is ? years '3eo is the sign owned %y the Sun, there#ore dasa period o# 3eo will %e ? years( $he dasa period o# the Moon is /, years 'the dasa o# =ancer owned %y the Moon will %e the same( $he dasa o# Mars will %e o# 7 years 'the dasa o# )ries and Scorpio will %e the same( $he dasa o# Mercury will %e E years 'the dasa period o# 1emini and Virgo owned %y Mercury will %e the same( $he dasa o# Jupiter will %e ,> years 'the dasa o# Sagittarius and Pisces owned %y Jupiter will %e the same( $he dasa o# Venus will %e o# ,< years 'the dasa period o# $aurus and 3i%ra owned %y Venus will %e the same( $he dasa o# Saturn will %e o# @ years 'the dasa period o# =apricorn and )4uarius owned %y
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Saturn will %e the same( $he e##ects o# kalachakra dasa are to %e declared on the %asis o# the sign whose dasa %e in progress and its lord @ !n this kalachakra system consisting o# dasas )n tar dasas, etc , ! shall now e0pound the #ormula #or the se"eral nakshatra padas #rom )swini onwards :"ery such #ormula consists o# nine sylla%les indicating %y their num%er 'as per katapayadi memories( the particular rasyapaharas composing the dasa o# the nakshatra pada under consideration and conse4uently %y total li#e period appertaining thereto %y means o# the years allotted to the se"eral owners o# the signs ? *or those %orn in the #irst pada o# )swini the #ollowing will %e the E dasas ',( )ries.Mars '/( $aurus.Venus '-( 1emini.Mercury '@( =ancer.Moon '?( 3eo. Sun, '<( Virgo.Mercury '7( 3i%ra.Venus ';( Scorpio.Mars and 'E( Sagittarius. Jupiter *or those %orn in the /nd pada o# )swini, the #ollowing will %e the E dasas ',( =apricorn.Saturn '/( )4uarius.Saturn '-( Pisces.Jupiter '@( Scorpio.Mars '?( 3i%ra.Venus '<( Virgo.Mercury '7( =ancer.Moon ';( 3eo.Sun and 'E( 1emini. Mercury *or those %orn in the third pada o# )swini, the E dasas will %e as #ollows B ',( $aurus.Venus '/( )ries.Mars '-( Pisces.Jupiter '@( )4uarius.Saturn '?( =apricorn.Saturn '<( Sagittarius.Jupiter '7( )ries.Mars ';( $aurus.Venus and 'E( 1emini.Mercury *or those %orn in the @th pada o# )swlni the E dasas will %e as #ollow ',( =ancer.Moon '/( 3eo.Sun '-( Virgo.Mercury '@( 3i%ra.Venus '?( Scorpio.Mars '<( Sagittarius.Jupiter '7( =apricorn.Saturn ';( )4uarius.Saturn and 'E( Pisces. Jupiter < *or those %orn in the #irst pada o# Bharanl the E dasas will %e as #ollow ',( Scorpio.Mars '/( 3i%ra.Venus '-( Virgo.Mercury '@( =ancer.Moon '?( 3eo.Sun '<( 1emini.Mercury '7( $aurus.Venus ';( )ries.Mars and 'E( Pisces.Jupiter *or those %orn in the /nd pada o# Bharani, the E dasas will %e as #ollow ',( )4uarius.Saturn '/( =apricorn.Saturn '-( Sagittarius.Jupiter '@( )ries.Mars '?(
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$aurus.Venus '<( 1emini.Mercury '7( =ancer.Moon ';( 3eo.Sun and 'E( Virgo. Mercury *or those %orn in the -rd pada o# Bharani, the E dasas will %e ',( 3i%ra. Venus '/( Scorpio.Mai's '-( Sagittarius.Jupiter '@( =apricorn.Saturn '?( )4uarius. Saturn '<( Pisces.Jupiter '7( Scorpio.Mars ';( 3i%ra.Venus and 'E( Sagittarius. Jupiter *or those %orn in @th pada o# Bharani the E dasas will %e in the #ollowing order ',( =ancer.Moon '/( 3eo.Sun '-( 1emini.Mercury '@( $aurus.Venus '?( )ries.Mars '<( Pisces.Jupiter '7( )4uarius.Saturn ';( =apricorn.Saturn and 'E( Sagittarius.Jupiter 7 $he #ormula #or )swini and Bharani are descri%ed a%o"e $he #our #ormulas gi"en #or the #our padas o# )swini will also respecti"ely apply to the #our padas o# 2rittika in the )pasa"ya pradakshina triad *ormulas #or 6ohini and Mrigasira in the Sa"ya triad are sta#ed in the ne0t two "erses and the #our #ormulas gi"en #or the #our padas o# Mrigasira should also %e used again #or the #our padas o# )ridra ; *or those %orn !n the #irst pada o# 6ohini the E dasas will %e in the #ollowing order ',( Sagittarius.Jupiter '/( =apricorn.Saturn '-( )4uarius.Saturn '@( Pisces.Jupiter '?( )ries.Mars '<( $aurus.Venus '7( 1emini.Mercury ';( 3eo. Sun 'E( =ancer.Moon *or the /nd pada o# 6ohinl the order o# E dasas will %e as #ollows ',( Virgo. Mercury '/( 3i%ra.Venus '-( Scorpio.Mars '@( Pisces.Jupiter '?( )4uarius.Saturn '<( =apricorn.Saturn '7( Sagittarius.Jupiter ';( Scorpio.Mars and 'E( 3i%ra.Venus *or those %orn in the -rd pada o# 6ohini, the order o# the E dasas will %e ',( Virgo.Mercury '/( 3eo.Sun '-( =ancer.Moon '@( 1emini.Mercury '?( $aurus. Venus '<( )ries.Mars '7( Sagittarius.Jupiter ';( =apricorn.Saturn 'E( )4uarius. Saturn *or those %orn in the @th pada o# 6ohini, the order o# the E dasas will %e ',( Pisces.Jupiter '/( )ries.Mars '-( $aurus.Venus '@( 1emini.Mercury '?( 3eo.Sun '<( =ancer.Moon '7( Virgo.Mercury ';( 3i%ra.Venus 'E( Scorpio.Mars
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E *or those %orn in the #irst pada o# Mrigasira the order o# the E dasas will %e ',( Pisces.Jupiter '/( )4uarius.Saturn '-( =apricorn.Saturn '@( Sagittarius. Jupiter '?( Scorpio.Mars '<( 3i%ra.Venus '7( Virgo.Mercury ';( 3eo.Sun and 'E( =ancer.Moon *or the /nd pada o# Mrigasira the E dasas will %e as #ollow ',( 1emini. Mercury '/( $aurus.Venus '-( )ries.Mars '@( Sagittarius.Jupiter '?( =apricorn. Saturn '<( )4uarius.Saturn '7( Pisces.Jupiter ';( )ries.Mars and 'E( $aurus.Venus *or the -rd pada o# Mrigasira the E dasas will %e in the #ollowing orderB ',( 1emini.Mercury '/( 3eo.Sun '-( =ancer.Moon '@( Virgo.Mercury '?( 3i%ra. Venus '<( Scorpio.Mars '7( Pisces.Jupiter ';( )4uarius.Saturn 'E( =apricorn. Saturn *or the @th pada o# Mrigasira the order o# the E dasas will %e as #ollow B ',( Sagittarius.Jupiter '/( Scorpio.Mars '-( 3i%ra.Venus '@( Virgo.Mercury '?( 3eo.Sun '<( =ancer.Moon '7( 1emini.Mercury ';( $aurus.Venus and 'E( )ries. Mars +escri%ed an order o# dasas #or the @ padas o# )swini, BHarani, 6ohini and Mrigasira, there are !n all /7 nakshatras *or the remaining /- nakshatras 'each has #our padas( the order o# their dasas will %e the same as #or the a%o"e #our nakshatras as e0plained %elow&B 'a( $he order o# the dasas o# the #our padas o# 2rittika Punar"asu, )shlesha, Hasta, Swati, Moola, 8ttarashada, Poor"a%hadra and 6e"ati will %e the same as #or )swini '%( $he order o# the dasas o# the #our padas o# Pushyami, =hittra, Poor"ashada, 8ttara%hadra will %e the same as #or Bharani 'c( $he order o# the dasas o# the #our padas o# Magha, Visakha and Sra"ana will %e the same as #or 6ohinl 'd( $he order o# the dasas o# the #our padas o# )ridra, Poor"a.phalguni, 8ttaraphalguni, )nuradha, Jyestha, +hanishta and Shata%hisha will %e the same as #or Mrigasira ,> $he initial Mahadasha o# a li#e %elongs to the lord o# the sign owning the
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nakshatra pada occupied %y the Moon at the time o# %irth, %eing so much o# the sign Mahadasha as corresponds to the 1hatlkas that yet remain o# the nakshatra pada and the order o# Mahadashas #ollows the natural order o# the nakshatra pada reckoned #rom the a#oresaid one $his is the opinion, say the sages, held %y some learneds in )strology ,, $here are num%er o# #ormulas each composed o# a num%er o# mnemonic sylla%les, re#ering to the se"eral nakshatra padas %eginning with the #irst pada o# )swini and gi"ing signs in a certain order !t is with re#erence to the order o# sign in these #ormulas that the rasi Mahadashas o# which a li#e is to consist should %e determined $he Vakyakrama, men o# one school say, should %e adhered to ,/ !n the order o# sign Vakyakrama, the #unction at the end o# =ancer, Scorpio and Pisces gi"e rise to ',( Manduka gati, '/( )swa or $uraga gati and '-( Simha"alokana respecti"ely and the dasas o# those inter"als cause woe#ul e##ects ,- $he su%.period o# any o# the planets constituting a Mahadasha is thus o%tained *ind out the mnemonic sylla%le 'out o# the nine sylla%les( composing a #ormula whose su%.period is wanted and #ind out the owner o# the sign signi#ied %y that sylla%le Multiply the num%er o# years assigned to this planet %y the num%er o# years #i0ed #or the planet whose Mahadasha is under consideration and di"ide the product %y the total o# years constituting the entire )yus o# the #ormula chakra $he 4uotient in years etc , will represent the su%.period re4uired ,@ $he total num%er o# years indicated %y the Sun o# nine mnemonical sylla%les o# any #ormula represent the num%er !n years o# Parama )yus #or that #ormula $hus the Parama )yus in years #or the ,/ 6asiamsas reckoned #rom )ries in an )pasa"ya =hakra will %e ,>>, ;?, ;-, ;< repeated thrice while those #or the ,/ 6asiamsas reckoned #rom Scorpio in a Sa"ya =hakra will %e the same %ut in the re"erse order, that is ;<, ;-, ;? and ,>> repeated thrice <tpanna8 A$hana an$ Kshe%a Maha$ashas ,? Hhate"er e##ects ha"e %een declared %y me in the case o# se"eral Mahadashas 'dasas(, the same should %e stated %y wise astrologer in the cases o# these dasas also
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,< Hhich is the ?th nakshatra #rom the Janma nakshatraF $he Mahadasha coming #rom such counting is known as 8tpanna Mahadasha =ount the ;th nakshatra #rom the Janma nakshatra $he Mahadasha commencing #rom this nakshatra is known as )dhana dasa Similarly the dasa commencing #rom the @th nakshatra #rom the Janma nakshatra is known as 2shema dasa !# all, these three dasas operate at the same time 'year, month etc (, that period may cause the death o# the nati"e $he third dasa #or the )lpayu class, the ?th dasa #or the Madhyayu class and the 7th dasa #or +eerghayu class are considered as maraka dasas 'death in#licting dasas( N!sar(a $asa ,7 $he years o# dasa allotted in Naisargika dasa to the "arious planets are as #ollowsB$he Moon , Dear, Mars / Dears, Mercury E years, Venus /> years, Jupiter ,; years, the Sun /> years, Saturn ?> years )ccording to Da"anas the 3agna dasa !s included in the ?> years o# Saturn dasa $his is not accepted %y others ) well placed planet in a nati"ity produces #a"oura%le e##ects while the e##ects o# the one ad"ersely placed will not %e auspicious $he dasas play their part in the order gi"en here according to the natural strength o# the planets concerned A%sa $asa ,; =on"ert the rasi, degree and minutes into minutes +i"ide that %y /@>> $he remainder indicates the )yush kala yielded %y the planet +i"ide these )yuskalas %y />> $he 4uotient will represent the num%er o# years Multiply the remainder %y ,/ and di"ide the product %y />> $he 4uotient O months $he remainder should %e multiplied %y -> and the product should %e di"ided %y />> Iuotient O days $his is the "iew o# Satyacharya !# a planet is in his sign o# e0altation or retrograde the years, months and days yielded %y him should %e tre%led !# the planet %e in his own na"amsa, decanate or Vargottama the years, months and days yielded %y him should %e dou%led !# the planet %e in his sign o# de%ilitation or eclipsed, the years, months and days yielded %y him should %e reduced to hal# But this procedure o# reduction o# the dasa period o# eclipsed planets does not apply to Venus and Saturn
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,E Hhen male#ic planets occupy the < houses counted %ackwards #rom the ,/th, the whole, a hal#, a third, a #ourth, a #i#th and si0th respecti"ely o# their )yurdaya is lost Hhen %ene#ic planets occupy such positions, the loss is hal# o# that incured in the case o# male#ic ones Hhen se"eral planets are in a house, only the strongest o# them causes a reduction in )yurdaya )ll planets e0cept Mars lose a third o# their )yurdaya when in inimical houses $he num%er o# years contri%uted %y the 3agna according to Satyacharya's "iew corresponds to the num%er o# na"amsas that ha"e risen :"en i# the 3agna %e strong or o# medium strength, the same rule holds /> $he rule o# Satyacharya is pre#ered 'to that laid down %y Maya or Jee"asarman( But some make the process inconsistent and unwaranta%le %y a series o# multiplications $he dictim o# )charyas 'Satya and others( is the #ollowing ',( Hhen se"eral multiplications crop up, only one that is the ni#tiest, to %e gone through *or instance when a planet is in his own house, and in his e0altation and in retrograde motion, the )yurdaya is not to %e dou%led #irst and then the result tre%led and the second result #urther tre%led )ccording to the rule, the )yurdaya should %e tre%led once #or all '/( )gain, when there are se"eral reductions applica%le, only one, that the greatest should %e made *or instance a planet may %e in an inimical sign and may %e eclipsed %y the Sun, it is enough i# the reduction %y hal# i e )stangata reduction %e made 'this "erse is #rom Brihat Jataka =hapter ,-( P!n$a/#r Da% /, !# the Sun and other planets are in their deep e0altation, the num%er Pindayurdaya Dear allotted them are as #ollows B $he Sun ,E, $he Moon /?, Mars ,?, Mercury ,/, Jupiter ,?, Venus /,, and Saturn /> )ll the reductions should %e gone through as %e#ore Hhen a male#ic planet is posited in the lagna, take only the degrees, minutes etc , indicating the lagna lea"ing out the signs
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Multiply the total ayus %y this and di"ide %y ->> $he whole )yurdaya should %e reduced %y this result !# the lagna %e aspected %y a %ene#ic, the period to %e reduced will %e only hal# o# the a%o"e result So say those well "ersed in )yurdaya system // !n the Pindayurdaya system when )msa 'lagna na"amsa( is stronger the lagna ayus 'or lagna dasa( corresponds to the lagna na"amsa Hhen lagna 'sign( is strong, the num%er o# years #or lagna corresponds to the num%er signi#ied %y the sign etc , counted #rorn )ries and not the lagna na"amsa /- $he years assigned to the se"eral planets in "erse /, are to %e adopted in #ull when they are in e0altation Hhen a planet is in his point o# de%ilitation, the period assigned to him is reduced %y hal#9 when he occupies an intermediate position, the reduction is to %e proportionate, say the wise /@ $he Pindayurdaya system is ad"ocated as the %est %y Manitha, =hanakya, Maya and others But Satyacharya has pronounced this method to %e #aulty and Varahamihira has also made similar pronouncement /? Jee"asharma lays down in according with his own doctrine that the ma0imum period o# li#e gi"en %y each planet #rom the Sun onwards is ,R7th o# the ma0imum aggregate period ',/> years and ? days( !n this )yurdaya also all the reductions are enjoined $he lagna )yur should %e calculated in the same way as in the other system /< $he #ull period o# li#e in the case o# men has %een declared as ,/> years ',/ 0 ,>( %y some $here are others who ha"e stated that the #ull period will %e the time taken %y Saturn to make - complete re"oluation 'in his or%it( $here is a third school according to which the #ull li#e period o# man is the time taken %y the Moon #or making ,>>> re"olutions But we are o# the opinion that the #ull period o# man's li#e in this kaliyuga is only ,>> years as stated in the Vedas /7 5# the lagna the Sun and the Moon whiche"er is strongest will ha"e his dasa #irst $hen will come the dasa o# the planet in kendra and other position Hhen se"eral occupy any one these positions the pre#erence will %e gi"en to the planet who predominates in strength Hhen they happen to %e e4ual in strength,
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that who gi"es longer period, in years o# )yurdaya will ha"e his turn #irst Hhen there is e4uality e"en in regard to the num%er o# years o# )yurdaya o# the planets, that who rises #irst a#ter %eing eclipsed %y the Sun, gets his dasa prior to others !# such planets should, howe"er, chance to ha"e e4ual strength, e4ual )yurdaya and e4ual rising a#ter their conjunction with the Sun then the planet which is anterior in the general order o# precedence among the signi#ications would rule the dasa in 4uestion, and this general order o# procedure is usually taken to the ',( the lagna, '/( the Sun '-( the Moon, '@( Mars, '?( Mercury, '<( Jupiter, '7( Venus and ';( Saturn )nd the strength o# any planet #or this purpose is o%tained %y multiplying his position %y the distance o# the planet #rom his nearest Bha"a.Sahdhi and di"iding the product %y the distance %etween the Bha"amsa and one o# its Sandhis /; )msayurdaya is to %e calculated upon the predominance in strength o# the lagna Pindayurdaya upon the Sun's superiority in strength and Naisargikayurdaya when the Moon's power is strongest He shall now state what should %e done when the three 'lagna, the Sun and the Moon( are o# e4ual strength /E )dd the three )yurdays and di"ide the sum %y - $he 4uotient will %e the )yurdaya re4uired !# only two o# them are strong, add the two )yurdayas and take hal# the result Hhen the three planets are all weak, adopt the method ad"ocated %y Jee"asharma #or #inding out the )yurdaya -> 2alachkra dasa system has to %e resorted to only when the lord o# the na"amsa occupied %y the Moon is strong $he dasa calculation as per nakshatra method is always considered as the %est -, $he #ull period o# li#e in the case o# man and elephant is gi"en as ,/> years and ? days while in horses it is -/ years !t is /? years in the case o# asses and camels and /@ #or %ulls and %u##aloes $wel"e years are allotted #or dogs and ,< years #or sheep and like -/ $his )yus span o# li#e has %een declared %y wise men with respect to only those who are engaged in the practice o# "arious actions, who keep their senses under control, who eat wholesome diet, who are de"oted to the Vedic class
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and the gods and who preser"e the landmark o# character and conduct peculiar to their high #amily Notes B $his chapter is %ased entirely on the translation o# this chapter o# Phaladeepika %y Shri V Su%rahmanya Sastri Thus ends the twenty second chapter on "+alachakra Dasa etc" in Phaladeepika composed by Mantreswara.

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Chapter "& Ashta;a'ar(a


$he planets are always round the or%it in#luencing persons #a"oura%ly and un#a"oura%ly $hese in#luences are known as transit e##ects 1enerally the transit e##ects are gauged #rom the sign in which the Moon is posited, #or e0ample, there is inauspicions e##ect o# the transit o# Jupiter in the @th house and <th house #rom the Moon while his transit to the ?th house #rom the Moon produces auspicious e##ects !n the consideration o# transit e##ects the planet's natal position remains the same !t is only when the transit e##ects are to %e ascertained their present position is taken into account $his in#ormation is a"aila%le in Panchanga or :phemeris )s has %een said aho"e, it is usual to assess the transit e##ects o# a planet #rom his position #rom the Moon $he 4uestion arises as to whether Jupiter who gi"es e"il e##ects #rom his position #rom the Moon %ut i# Jupiter is well placed #rom the other planets in the natal chart, will he still produce the same e"il e##ects $ake the re"erse o# it Suppose that Jupter in his transit is at an auspicious place #rom the natal Moon %ut is not in auspicious position #rom the natal Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn and the 3agna Hill the Jupiter %e treated as auspiciousF $he intention o# mentioning all this is that there is a system under which the e##ects o# planets are ascertained %y the position in transit not only #rom their position #rom the Moon %ut also with re#erence to the 3agna and all other planets with re#erense to their placement in the natal chart $his is called the )shtaka"arga System )shtaka means eight $hese eight are the 3agna and the se"en planets $he planet which is in an auspicious position #rom more o# the eight "iA , 3agna and the se"en planets, should %e considered %ene#icial in his e##ects , !n order to ascertain the good and had e##ects %y the se"eral planets in their transit through the signs o# the Qodiac, the )shtaka"arga system has %een "ery highly spoken o# the great sages and ! now set #orth the mode o#
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accomplishing it Notes B $he meaning o# )shtaka"arga is literally the group o# ; things !n other words, it is the com%ination o# the good and %ad positions o# a planet with respect to the 7 planets and the 3agna '; things( So is the com%ination o# %ene#ic and male#ic dots in a nati"e's chart with re#erence to these ; planets 'here 3agna is also treated as a planet( / !n the ancient times the 6asi chakra etc , were drawn on the ground and the places where dots are to %e indicated were shown %y placing %eads %ut now we use pen and paper and dots are marked at the places where %eads are to %e placed )lthough in the "erses the word '%eads' has %een used, we in own translation replace '%eads' with 'dots' or %indus +raw a horoscope on a paper and place the all se"en planets at their appropriate positions Suppose we ha"e to prepare )shtaka"arga chakra o# the horoscopoe gi"en %elow 6ahu and 2etu %eing shadowy planets ha"e no place in the )shtakar"arga chart *irst we will descri%e how the Sun's )shtaka"arga is prepared

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-.?.<.,, places #rom himsel# and in ,.-.@.<.,>.,, places #rom the 3agna $hus the total num%er o# %ene#ic %indus o%tained %y Saturn is -E as detailed %elow & *rom the Sun 7, #rom the Moon -, #rom Mars <, #rom Mercury <, #rom Jupiter @, #rom Venus -, #rom himsel# @ and #rom the 3agna < Note . !n the a%o"e )shtaka"argas where the %ene#ic %indus ha"e %een marked the planet will produce good e##ects while transiting the house concerned !t will produce e"il e##ects when transiting the houses without %ene#ic Bindus *or e0ample, when Saturn in the course o# his transit passes through ,./.@.7.;.,>.,, places #rom the Sun, he produces %ene#ic e##ects !n the e0ample horoscope, the Sun is in Scorpio, there#ore, #rom the Sun , Scorpio, / Sagittarius, @ )4uarius, 7 $aurus, ; 1emini ,> 3eo and ,, Virgo are #a"oura%le places #or the transit o# Saturn He will not produce %ene#ic e##ects while transiting other places "iA, )ries, =ancer, 3i%ra, =apricorn and Pisces $he same should apply to the other planets including the 3agna $he num%er o# %ene#ic %indus has also its signi#icance $he planet will produce #ull %ene#ic e##ects while passing through the house with ; %ene#ic %lndus He will produce ad"erse e##ects where there are no %ene#ic %indus Hhen there are #our %ene#ic %lndus !n respect o# #our planets, the e##ects will %e %ene#ic and in respect o# the other #our, the e##ects will %e ad"erse ';th include the )scendant( !n the )shtaka"arga o# Saturn shown a%o"e, there are se"en %ene#ic %lndus !n 3eo $hat sign pro"es ad"erse #rom Venus #or the transiting Saturn !t will %e seen #rom the e0ample %irth chart that Venus is in Scorpio and #rom him the %ene#ic places #or Saturn are <.,,.,/ 3eo is ,>th #rom Scorpio !t is on this account in the Saturn's )shtaka"arga he ac4uires ,> %ene#ic %indus, as these are %ene#ic dots #or the transiting Saturn #rom the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and the 3agna Iuite good results will accrue %ecause o# 7 %indus $he sign which contains only , %ene#ic Bindu, the Saturn while in transit to that sign will produce "ery ad"erse e##ects Medium e##ects may %e e0pected in case o# @ %ene#ic %indus !ncreasingly good e##ects may %e e0pected when there are @ or more %ene#ic %indus and increasingly %ad e##ects #rom signs
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containing less than @ %indus ,> )s e0plained in the notes a%o"e the planets produce good or %ad e##ects as the case may %e, which e"er may preponderate in the )shtaka"arga calculations #rom the signs they occupy at the time o# %irth9 %ut two things are to %e kept in mind . 'a( !# a planet in course o# transit passes through his own sign, his sign o# e0altation, his #riend's sign or an upachaya house, he causes reduction in the e"il e##ects and enhancement o# the %ene#ic e##ects Notes B *or e0ample in course o# his transit a planet in his own sign, sign o# e0altation, #riend's sign or upachaya house, which contains only - %ene#ic %indus the %ad e##ects will %e su%stantially neutralised !# there %e ? %ene#ic %indus, the auspicious results will %e enhanced '%( !# a planet in course o# his transit passes through his sign o# de%ilitation, enemy's sign or )nupachaya, producing e"il e##ects %ecause o# insu##icient %ene#ic %indus, these e##ects will %e enchanced %y such a transit !# there are ade4uate num%er o# %ene#ic %indus or more e0pected to produce good e##ects, these good e##ects will %e reduced %y such a transit ,, Hhen all the )shtaka"argas ha"e %een prepared it should ha"e %een seen how many %indus the "arious signs contain $he nati"e may su##er loss o# his li#e i# the particular planet in course o# his transit passes through with no %indu $he e##ects according to the author in accordance with the num%er o# %indus will %e as under &B , / @ Bindu Bindus Bindus Bindus +estruction or loss :0penditure *ear )ccomplishment o# the desired o%ject )c4uisition o# a %eauti#ul wi#e 1ain o# wealth or property )c4uisition o# a kingdom or high go"ernment position

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countings %y houses #rom the each o# the se"en planets and the 3agna and e##ects should %e assessed o# the "arious houses counted #rom that planet on the %asis o# %indus they contain Notes B *or e0ample in the Sun's )shtaka"arga, the Sun is in Scorpio )ccording to the author this should %e treated as the 3agna as shown %elow& Hhen the Sun in the course o# his transit passes through a house containing @ or more %indus, %ene#ic e##ects may %e e0pected $hus when the Sun transits $aurus which contains 7 %indus, e0cellent results will %e produced in respect o# that house 'which counted #rom the Sun will %e the house o# marriage conjugal li#e etc ( $here is only one %indu, in the house ?th #rom the Sun $he transit o# the Sun to that house will cause trou%le in respect o# children, stomach, disorders, mental worry etc

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,- $his "erse e0plains as to when a planet will reduce good or %ad e##ects o# a house according to the num%er o# %indus it contains Note the sign and na"amsa occupied %y a planet at %irth Hhen the planet in the course o# his transit passes through so much distance in that house, he produces the e##ects o# that house good or %ad as the case may %e Note B *or e0ample in the e0ample horoscope the longitude o# Jupiter is ,@ degrees !n the Jupiter's )shtaka"arga, Virgo centals 7 %indus Jupiter in the course o# his transit to Virgo will produce good e##ects due #rom the num%er o# %indus when he has tra"ersed ,@ degrees in that sign
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,@ )#ter the preparation o# the )shtaka"arga o# any planet, it should %e seen which house contains the highest num%er o# %indus and what house it is #rom the house occupied %y the karaka planet which is to %e treated as the 3agna or the #irst house Hhen a planet B male#ic or %ene#ic in the course o# his transit passes through that house, he enchances its good e##ects $he re"erse will %e the case when the planet in the course o# his transit passes through a house containing #ew or no %ene#ic %indus ,? Hhen a num%er o# planets in course o# their transits pass through a house containing a good num%er o# %ene#ic %indus in the )shtaka"arga o# a planet, they produce su%stantially good results o# the house, the countig %eing reckoned #rom the house occupied %y the karaka planet whose )shtaka"arga is under consideration $he pre"ious "erse gi"es the time o# position o# %ene#ic %indus in a house He gi"e %elow the Prastar )shtaka"arga o# Saturn Ashata;a'ar(a cha;ra of Sat#rn
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should %e placed Saturn )shtaka"arga has to %e prepared in this manner +i"ide sign into ; di"isions :ach di"ision will %e o# - degrees and @? minutes Hhate"er %e the sign the #irst di"ision %elongs to Saturn $hus Saturn is the lord o# the #irst di"ision o# - degrees and @? minutes $he /nd, -nd, @th, ?th, <th 7th and ;th di"isions are owned %y Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus, Mercury, the Moon and the 3agna $his is why in the a%o"e Saturn's )shtaka"arga the order o# planets in the ta%le is Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus, Mercury, the Moon and the 3agna !t will %e seen that in 3eo there are %ene#ic %indus o# Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Mercury and the 3agna Hhen Saturn in the course o# his transit passes through these di"isions, %ene#ic e##ects will %e produced $here will %e ad"erse e##ects when Saturn passes through the di"ision o# Venus %ecause his di"ision is de"iod o# %ene#ic %indus $his is the sense o# the "erses ,<.,E /> $he Sar"ashtaka"arga containing the results o# )shtaka"argas o# all the planets is prepared %y putting in each sign the sum total o# all the #igures in the se"en )shtaka"argas !# a sign contains #igures e0ceeding /;, the results o# the transit in that sign will %e auspicious !# the num%er o# #igures %e less than /;, it should %e understood that e##ects o# transit o# planets in the sign will produce danger or sorrow, the intensity o# di"ersity %eing in proportion in the num%er Notes B He would %etter clari#y this how the sar"ashtaka"arga is prepared !n accordance with the e0ample the )shtaka"argas o# the Se"en planets, show the %ene#ic %indus as under&B , ? @ 7 @ @ ? < @ ? @ @ <3 <

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/, $here are two principles laid down in this "erse B ',( !# in the auspicious houses reckoned #rom the Moon, there %e more than /; %ene#ic dots, such houses #lourish, the houses are harmed i# the %ene#ic dots %e less than /; '/( Note which houses reckoned #rom the Moon are occupied %y %ene#ic planets !# there %e more than /; %ene#ic dots in such houses, their e##ects get promoted $he e##ects o# the houses will cause damage i# the %ene#ic dots %e less than /; // $he )shtaka"arga #igures are to %e computed according to rules prescri%ed in this chapter with respect to the positions o# planets 'e0isting( at the time o# %irth o# any person, is that particular rasi, month, hour etc signi#ied %y the sign containing the greatest num%er o# %ene#ic dots, one ought to get per#ormed anything auspicious when the planets concerned transit those houses /- $he e##ects o# the house will %e promoted e"en i# it %e occupied %y a male#ic i# such a planet %e in his own house !# a planet %e in his sign o# de%ilitation or in his enemy's house, the house occupied %y him will %e damaged /@ !# a %ene#ic planet happens to own a dusthana '<th, ;th, ,/th( will destroy the house occupied %y him e"en i# he may %e occupying his sign o# e0altation ) male#ic in e0altation will do good to the house occupied %y him i# he happens to own good houses Thus ends the twenty third chapter on "0shtakavar%a" in Phaladeepika composed by Mantreswara.

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Chapter ") Effects of Ashta;a'ar(a accor$!n( to Horasara


Note B Horasara is a recognised work on Hindu )strology written %y Prithuyasas, son o# Varahamlhira !ts :nglish translation done %y Mr 6 Santhanam has %een pu%lished %y 6anjan Pu%lications, the Pu%lishers o# this %ook , $he Eth sign reckoned #rom the sign occupied %y the Sun is called the house o# lather Multiply the %ene#ic %indus in that house %y the #igure denoting the Sodhyapinda Note B )#ter the trikona and ekadhipatya reductions ha"e %een made in any )shtaka Varga, the sum.total o# all the remaining #igures is called the sodhyapinda in that )shtaka"arga '"ide "erse - in#ra( / $he #igure so arri"ed at should %e di"ided %y /7 Hhen Saturn passes through the nakshatra represented %y treat #igure, in course o# his transit, something untoward will happen to the #ather o# the nati"e - 5r when Saturn in the course o# his transit passes through the nakshatra in trine to the nakshatra a#oresaid, the death o# the #ather or a similar elderly relation may %e e0pected $he sum.total o# the #igures remaining a#ter the / reductions is known a sodhyapinda @ $he death o# the #ather takes place in the dasa o# the lord o# the na"amsa in which the lord o# the @th house is posited $he same may happen to the #ather or a similar elderly relati"e o# the nati"e in the dasa o# the lord o# the @th house ?.< )dd ; to the sodhyapinda o# the Sun's )shtaka"arga and di"ide the #igure so arri"ed at %y ,/ Hhen the Sun passes in the course o# his transit through the sign represented %y the remainder 'counted #rom )ries( or its triangular sign, the death o# the #ather may %e e0pected ) wise man should thus #i0 up with the helpto# all the other planets the demise in other cases 7 Multiply the num%er o# %ene#ic %indus in the sign @th #rom the Moon !n the )shtaka"arga o# the Moon, %y the #igure o# the sodhyapinda in the )shtaka"arga o# the Moon +i"ide the product %y /7 Hhen Saturn in the course o#
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his transit passes through the nakshatra represented %y the remainder 'counted #rom )swini( or its triangular nakshatra, the death o# the mother may %e e0pected ; Note the position in na"amsas o# the lords o# the @th and the ;th houses #rom the Moon $he death o# the mother o# the nati"e takes place, when the Sun in the course o# his transit passes through a position triangular to those, the death o# the mother may %e e0pected Note the position o# the na"amsas o# the lord o# the @th and the ;th houses #rom the 3agna $he death o# the #ather takes place when the Sun in the course o# his transit passes through a position triangular to these na"amsa signs E !n the )shtaka"arga o# Mars, note the num%er o# %ene#ic %indus in the sign -rd to the sign occupied %y Mars $he nati"e will ha"e the same num%er o# %rothers !n the )shtaka"arga o# Mercury, note the num%er o# %ene#ic %indus in the house @th to that occupied %y Mercury $he nati"e will ha"e the same num%er o# relations or maternal uncles ,> !n the )shtaka"arga o# Jupiter, the num%er o# children will %e the same as the num%er o# %ene#ic %indus in the house ?th to that occupied %y Jupiter *rom that num%er take away as many %ene#ic %indus o# planets as are occupying inimical or depression houses $he remainder will represent the num%er o# children the nati"e may e0pect ,, !n the )shtaka"arga o# Jupiter add up all the %ene#ic %indus remaining a#ter the trikona and ekadhipatya sodhana and #rom this sum deduct the num%er o# %indus in the male#ic signs $he num%er o# the children the nati"e will ha"e will %e represented %y the remainder ,/ !n the )shtaka"arga o# Venus note the sign containing the largest num%er o# %ene#ic %indus !# the wile o# the nati"e %e %orn in the direction o# the 4uarter indicated %y that sign, increase o# progeny through her is assumed !# the num%er o# %ene#ic %indus %e meagre, wealth or progeny through her will %e poor ,- !n the )shtaka"arga o# Saturn, multiply the sodhyapinda #igure %y the num%er o# %ene#ic %indus !n the house ;th #rom the 3agna and di"ide the product
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%y /7 $he death o# the nati"e may %e e0pected when Jupiter or Saturn !n the course o# his transit passes through the nakshatra 'counted #rom )swini( indicated %y the remainder ,@ !n the )shtaka"arga o# Saturn add up the num%er o# %ene#ic %indus in the houses #rom the 3agna to that occupied %y Saturn %oth !nclusi"e !n the same way add up the %ene#ic %indus in the houses #rom Saturn to the 3agna %oth !nclusi"e $he years indicated %y these #igures will %ring distress, danger or disaster to the nati"e ,? $he #igure !ndicating the sodhyapinda !n the )shtaka"arga o# Saturn %e multiplied %y the #igure indicated %y the num%er o# %ene#ic %indus in the ;th house #orm the 3agna +i"ide the product %y /7 $he #igure so arri"ed at will indicate total num%er o# years o# the longe"ity o# the nati"e $he time o# death may %e determined according to principles already descri%ed 'see "erse ,-( T!!;ona so$hana ,<.,7 Note B Now we come to the method o# working out trikona sodhana $his, is an important part o# the ashtaka"arga scheme Be#ore we come to what Shri Mantreshwara has said a%out it, we will ac4uaint the readers with some points which will #acilitate the clear understanding o# the trikona sodhana )ries, 3eo and Sagittarius are triangular signs& $he other triangular signs are )ries, Virgo and =apricorn9 1emini 3i%ra and )4uarius and =ancer, Scorpio and Pisces He ha"e already descri%ed how the )shtaka"arga is prepared there are se"en )shtaka"argas "iA , those o# the Sun, the Moon, Mars Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn $rikona sodhana 'recti#ication( is carried out in all the se"en )shtaka"argas *or e0ample, i# we ha"e to carry out trikona sodhana o# the Sun's )shtaka"arga, we should note the num%er o# %ene#ic %indus in all the three triangular signs B )ries, 3eo and Sagittarius $here are - %ene#ic %indus in )ries, ? in 3eo and @ in Sagittarius $here is great di##erence o# opinion amongst the ancient learneds a%out the method o# trikona sodhana $hey are gi"en %elow&
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',( $he #irst "iew is that amongst the three signs deduct the #igure o# least num%er o# %indus in a sign #rom the #igures o# %indus o# the other two signs !n the Sun's )shtaka"arga )ries has - %indus, 3eo ? and Sagittarius @ )mongst these three signs )ries has the least num%er o# %indus +educt this #rom the #igures o# 3eo's %indus "iA , ? i e ?.-O/ Similarly deduct - #rom @ the #igure o# %indus o# Sagittarius, that is @.-O, !n )ries there will %e -.-O> Similarly in the ne0t set o# triangular signs $aurus, Virgo and =apricorn, $aurus has 7 %indus, Virgo - and =apricorn - Virgo and =apricorn has the least num%er o# %indus $hus as result o# trikona sodhana $aurus will ha"e 7.-O@ %indus, Virgo -.-O> %indus and =apricorn -.-O> %indus )s regards 1emini, 3i%ra and )4uarius, 1emini has @, 3i%ra @ and )4uarius < in the Sun's )shtaka"arga 1emini and 3i%ra ha"e the least num%er o# %indus $here#ore as a result o# trikona sodhana )4uarius will ha"e ?.@O,, 3i%ra @.@O> and 1emini @.@ O > %indus S)6V)SH$)2)V)61) Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn $otal @ @ @ ? @ / /< 7 ? @ ? ? @ -@ @ @ @ < /; @ @ / @ @ ? , /@ ? < ? ? 7 ? 7 @> < @ < 7 @ < -< @ @ @ / ? @ /< ? , / ? ? @ /? @ / ? < , /@ < @ @ ? @ /E ? @ < /7 , @ / @ / ,E @; @E -E ?@ ?< ?/ -E --7

!n the #ourth set o# triangular signs in the the Sun's )shtaka"arga, =ancer has @, Scorpio ? and Pisces , Pisces has the 3east num%er o# %indus $here#ore as a result o# trikona sodhana =ancer will %e @.,O-, Scorpio ?.,O@ and Pisces ,.,O> %indus $hus the #ollowing principles are to %e o%ser"ed in trikona sodhana&B 'a( 5# the three triangular signs, the #igure o# the sign ha"ing the least num%er o# %indus, has to %e deducted #rom the #igures o# all the signs and the remainder will represent the #inal recti#ied #igure o# the signs
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'%( No change is necessary in the #igures o# the other signs i# one o# the signs has > %indus 'e( !# the #igures o# all the three signs are the same, then that #igure should %e deducted #rom the #eaures o# all the seris, that result ha"ing %een that all the signs will ha"e Qero as remainders )%o"e "iew is that o# Parasara Now we gi"e another "iew in regard to trikona sodhana Suppose we ha"e to do trikona sodhana in the Sun's )shtaka"arga )ries has - %indus, 3eo ? and Sagittarius @ $he smallest #igure is - $here#ore according to this "iew the #igures o# all the three signs should %e adopted as $aurus has 7 %indus, Virgo - and =apricorn - - %eing the smallest #igure, this may %e adopted #or all the three signs !n the Sun's )shtaka"arga, 1emini has @, 3i%ra @ and )4uarius ? @ should %e adopted #or all these three signs =ancer has @, Scorpio ? and Pisces , %indus Here the #igure , should %e adopted #or all the three signs $he a%o"e is the "iew o# Shri Bala%hadra as gi"en in his %ook Hora 6atna Now we gi"e the "iew o# Shri Mantreshwara as laid down in "erses ,<.,7 ',( 5# the three signs in a trikona group, #ind which sign contains the least num%er o# %ene#ic %indus $he #igures in the other two sings should %e reduced to that e0tent !# there %e no %indus in any sign, no such reduction will %e necessary in the other two signs o# the triangular group '/( !# there %e no %indus in two o# the signs o# a group, remo"e the #igures in the third Hhen all the three signs o# a group ha"e the same num%er o# %indus, remo"e all Notes B Here it will %e rele"ant to 4uote the "iews o# Jataka Parijat also ',( !n the )shtaka"arga o# any one o# the Sun and other planets take the signs %y the triangular groups 'i( )ries, 3eo, Sagittarius, 'ii( $aurus, Virgo, =apricorn 'iii( 1emini, 3i%ra, )4uarius and 'i"( '=ancer, Scorpio and Pisces9 and e0amine the %ene#ic %indus in the - signs composing any group !# in any one sign o# a group,
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the num%er o# %ene#ic %indus %e less than that in each o# the remaining two, or e4ual to that in each o# the other two or %e Aero, the same will ha"e to %e su%stracted #rom the num%er o# %ene#ic %indus in each o# the three signs o# the group chosen '/( !# a sign in a triangular group has the least num%er o# %indus, the other two signs must ha"e their %ene#ic %indus altered into this least num%er !# a sign has no %ene#ic %indus, the remaining signs o# the same group will keep their #igures unaltered !# all the signs o# a triangular group ha"e the same num%er o# %ene#ic %indus they must all %e remo"ed 'i e , replaced %y Aero( E;a$h!pat/a So$hana ,; :kadhipatya sodhana should %e undertaken a#ter carrying out the trikona sodhana Hhen %oth the houses owned %y a planet contain %ene#ic %indus, then only this recti#ication would %e called #or ,E 5# the two signs ha"ing a common lord, i# one alone %e occupied and contain a less num%er o# %ene#ic %indus than the num%er in the other, the #igure in the latter is to %e made e4ual to the #ormer /> !# one o# the two signs owned %y the same planet %e occupied and has more %ene#ic %indus than the other, remo"e the #igure in the latter !# two signs only one o# which is occupied, contain the same num%er o# %ene#ic %indus, the #igure in the unoccupied sign should %e remo"ed /, !# %oth the signs owned %y a planet %e unoccupied and ha"e the same num%er o# %ene#ic %indus, the #igures o# %oth should %e remo"ed !# %oth the signs owned %y a planet, %e occupied %y planets, no recti#ication will %e necessary // No recti#ication is called #or i# one o# the two signs 'whether occupied or unoccupied(, contain no %ene#ic dots !# %oth the signs %e unoccupied and ha"e an une4ual num%er o# %ene#ic %indus the greater #igure is to %e replaced %y the lesser one /- $he net #igure a#ter the two recti#ications in the se"eral signs are re4uired to %e multiplied each into its sign #actors '6asi mana( $he net #igures in the signs that are associated with the Sun and other planets are to %e multiplied %y
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the appropriate planetary #actors 'or 1rahamana( $he multipliers o# the signs and planets /? $he multipliers o# the "arious signs are as under )ries $aurus 1emini =ancer 3eo Virgo 7 ,> ; @ ,> ? 3i%ra Scorpio Sagittarius =apricorn )4uarius Pisces 7 ; E ? ,, ,/

$hese are called sign or rasi multipliers $he multipliers in respect o# the planets are di##erent /< $he multipliers o# the "arious planets are as under& Sun Moon Mars Mercury ? ? ; ? Jupiter Venus Saturn ,> 7 ?

$he multiplication %y the planet or 1raha #actors should %e e##ected separately and should %e treated as distinct #rom the sign or rasi Multiplication /7 )#ter multiplying and then adding the two products, the total should again %e multiplied %y 7 and di"ided %y /7 $he 4uotient o%tained will %e the )yus 'span o# li#e( in years contri%uted %y that planet /; $he remainder multiplied %y ,/ and di"ided %y /7 will indicate the months $he remaindec a#ter this operation should %e multiplied %y -> and di"ided %y /7 to get the days and to get the 1hatikas etc , /7 years constitute a mandala Some reductions ha"e to %e made #urther /E.-> $he period contri%uted %y a planet has to %e reduced as #ollows& ',( By hal# i# the planet is in conjuction with another planet '/( By hal# i# the planet is in his sign o# de%ilitation or com%ust '-( By one third i# the planet occupies an inimical sign
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'@( By one third i# the planet occupies house in the "isi%le hal# o# the horiAon '?( By one third i# a planet gets de#eated in planetary war or occupies a position within the Pata range o# the Sun and the Moon -,.-/ Hhen se"eral reductions ha"e to %e made in the case o# a single planet, only one and that the greatest should %e made )ll the #igures should then %e added up and the sum total should %e multiplied %y -/@ $he product should then %e di"ided %y -<? $he 4uotient will %e the correct recti#ied )yus contri%uted se"erally %y the planets and may %e shown in years, months, days etc , and will %e their dasa periods -- $he dasa periods o# each o# the ser"eral planets should %e calculated in this manner )ccording to the author the method o# calculating the dasa periods %y the )shtaka"arga process is the %est o# all -@.-? !n the sar"ashtaka"arga the #igures indicating the num%er o# %ene#ic Hindus in the ,/ houses reckoned #rom B ',( '/( '-( '@( '?( '<( '7( ';( $he Sun are -,-,-,-,/,-,@,?,-,?,7,/ $he Moon /,-,?,/,/,?,/,/,/,-,7,, Mars @,?,-,?,/,-,@,@,@,<,7 / Mercury -,,,?,/,<,<,, /,?,?,7,Jupiter / /,,,/,-,@,/,@,/,@,7,Venus /,/,-,-,-,@,@,/,-,@,-,@,-,<,Saturn -,/,@ @,@,-,-,@,@,@,<,, 3agna ?,-,?,?,/ <,,,/,/,<,7,, $otal Sar"ashtaka"arga #igure O O O O O O O O O @-< @E @< -< @> @/ @? ?-7

-< $he )shtaka"arga system considered as the most e##ecti"e #or all undertakings $here is no other way to determine the good or %ad result o# any o# the e"ent at any time -7 $he signs which ha"e -> or more %ene#ic %indus always pro"e %ene#ic $he e##ect will %e medium or %ene#ic #or %indus %etween /? and -> $he houses containing less than /? will cause misery -; $he nati"e will ac4uire wealth and will %e happy i# in his nati"ity, the num%er o# %ene#ic %indus in the ,,th house o# the sar"ashtaka."arga e0ceeds the
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num%er o# %indus in the ,>th house and the #igure in the ,/th less than that o# the ,,th, and the #igure in the lagna more than that o# the ,/th -E !n whiche"er houses #rom the lagna to the ,/th house the num%er o# %ene#ic %indus are more, good results may %e e0pected in the course o# the transits, when the num%er is less, only ad"erse e##ects will come to pass @> $he principle laid down in the pre"ious "erse is applica%le only to houses other than the <th, the ;th and the ,/th )ll auspicious #unctions and ceremonies should %e per#ormed during the transits through the signs which contain greater num%er o# %ene#ic %indus @,.@/ $he #igures in the houses reckoned #rom the 3agna to Saturn, %oth inclusi"e, should %e added up and the #igure so arri"ed at, %e multiplied %y 7 and the product %e di"ided %y /7 $he nati"e will su##er #rom some calamity or disease in the year signi#ied %y the 4uotient $he same process may %e adopted in regard to the houses reckoned #rom Saturn to the 3agna $his principle would also apply to Mars and 6ahu and the years worked out %y the method indicated a%o"e will %ring ad"erse e"ents #or the nati"e @- $he year indicated %y the #igure o%tained %y ',( adding the num%er o# %ene#ic %indus in the houses occupied %y %ene#ic planets and '/( then multiplying the same %y 7 and '-( di"iding the product %y /7, will %e the year when auspicious e"ents will take place, such as, ac4uiring o# issues, wealth and happiness @@ !n this "erse the author concludes to say that in this chapter he has descri%ed the e##ects due to )shtaka"arga $he same ha"e %een treated in greater detail in other works %y the learneds in this di"ine science NotesB6eaders are ad"ised to re#er to Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra and Jataka Parijata pu%lished %y 6anjan Pu%lications

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Chapter "* Calc#lat!on of the pos!t!ons of 9#l!;a an$ other <pa(rahas an$ the!r effects
, $he author in this "erse pays o%eisance to all the upgrahas "iA , ',( Mandi '1ulika(, '/( Damakantaka '-( )rdhaprahara, '@( 2ala, '?( +hooma, '<( Patha or Vyatlpatl, '7( Parldhi, ';( !ndra +hanus and 'E( 2etu or 8pketu / Hhen the duration o# the day is -> ghatikas, the positions o# Mandi or 1ulika on the week days counting #rom Sunday onwards is at the end o# /<, //, ,;, ,@, ,>, <, / ghatikasa '#rom Sunrise( during day time $hese #igures ha"e to %e proportionately increased or diminished according to the duration o# the day chosen is greater or less than -> ghatikas )t night '#rom Sunset( the positions o# the lord o# the se"en muhurtas are counted not #rom the lord o# the week day chosen9 %ut that o# the ?th $he position o# mandi at night will %e di##erent on the week days "iA , at the end o# ,>, <, /, /<, //, ,; and ,@ respecti"ely - $he position o# Damakantaka during day time on week days is at the end o# ghatikas ,;, ,@,,> <, /, /< and //9 o# )rdhapranara, at the end o# 1hatikas ,@, ,>, <, /, /<, // and ,; @ $he position o# 2ala on the week days counting #rom Sunday onwards is at the end o# 1hatikas /, /< //, ,-, ,@, ,> and <, respecti"ely during day time $hese #igures ha"e, as already stated #or Mandi, to %e proportionately changed and their e0act positions #i0ed as in the case o# 3agna ? $he position o# +huma is ascertained %y adding @ signs, ,-K and />' to the longitude o# the Sun $he position o# Vyatlpata will %e #ound i# the longitude o# +huma is su%stracted #rom ,/ signs $he position o# Paridhi 'or Pari"esha( can %e #ound %y adding < signs to the #igure o# Vyatipata $he position o# !ndra +hanus 'or !ndra =hapti( is calculated %y su%stracting longitude o# Paridhi #rom ,/ signs $he position o# 8paketu is to %e #ound out %y adding ,< degrees and @> minutes to the #igure o# !ndra +hanus 8paketu increased %y one sign wil gi"e the longitude o# the Sun
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Notes B He will illustrate the a%o"e %y gi"ing an e0ample& ',( '/( '-( '@( '?( Sun add 7./< N @.,-./> >.E./> Su%tract the #igure ,/.>.> . o# +huma #rom ,/ >.E./> signs ,,./>.@> Vyatipata N < signs ,,./>.@> <.>.> ?./>.@> +educt Paridhi ,/.>.> . #rom ,/ signs ?./>.@> <.E./> )dd ,<K.@>' to N ,<.@> !ndia +hanus <./<.> )dd , sign to N l.>>.> 8paketu 7./<.> +huma Vyatipata Paridhi !ndra +hanus 8paketu

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< !n the chapter on 'houses' the e##ects o# these ha"e already %een descri%ed in a collecti"e manner !t is only the e##ects on the houses o# those that ha"e %een le#t out there, will %e descri%ed here in detail 7 Ne"ertheless, some special e##ects o# 1ulika 'Mandi( and other 8pagrahas which ha"e %een descri%ed %y the ancient learneds, are enumerated here iri %rie# ; !# 1ulika %e in the 3agna, the nati"e will %e a thie#, cruel and de"oid o# politeness He will not %e "ery #at He will ha"e de#ects in his eyes He will ha"e #ew issues and little intelligence He will not take interest in the study o# Vedas and Shastras He will eat much %ut will %e unhappy He does not li"e long He will %e o# angry temperament, stupid and a coward He will %e lust#ul and depri"ed E !# 1ulika %e in the /nd house, the nati"e will not ha"e a pleasant manner o# speech He will %e 4uarrelsome and will e"er remain short o# wealth and grain He will mostly li"e away #rom his nati"e place He will not stick to his word and will %e incapa%le o# discussing things in which the use o# intellect is necessary ,> !# 1ulika %e in the -rd house, the nati"e will %e greedy and "oita%le He will generally like to lead a lonely li#e He will %e "ery #ond o# li4uors He will get little happiness #rom %rothers and sisters
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He will %e #earless and de"oid o# sorrow He e0hi%its ostentation in the ac4uistion o# wealth ,, !# 1ulika %e !n the @th house, the nati"e will %e without relations and wealth He is depri"ed o# com#orts o# con"eyances !# 1ulika %e in the ?th house, the nati"e will %e %adly disposed and #ickle minded He will %e short li"ed !# 1ulika %e in the <th house, the nati"e takes interest in demonology He will %e %ra"e and will "an4uish his enemies He will %e %lessed with a son possessing good 4ualities ,/ !# 1ulika %e in the 7th house, the nati"e will %e 4uarrelsome and a pu%lic enemy He will %e dull minded, some what o# angry temperament and ungrate#ul He will ha"e many wi"es ,- !# 1ulika %e in the ;th house, the nati"e will %e short statured He will ha"e a de#ormed #ace and impaired eyes !# 1ulika %e in the Eth house the nati"e will %e de"oid o# elderly relations or preceptor and children !# 1ulika %e in the ,>th house, the nati"e does not per#orm auspicious or good deeds and will not %e charita%le !# 1ulika %e in the ,,th house, the nati"e will %e happy, power#ul and lustre#ul He will also %e %lessed with children ,@ !# 1ulika %e in the ,/th house the nati"e will ha"e no liking #or se0ual pleasures He will %e poor and incur hea"y e0penditure $he Janma 3agna or Janma 6asi o# the nati"e will %e a sign that is triangular to that occupied %y 1ulika or the na"amsa indentical with the one occupied %y Mandi ,? !# 1ulika %e associated with the Sun, $he nati"e will ha"e a #ather who will %e the cause o# the death o# his #ather !# 1ulika %e with the Moon, the mother o# the nati"e will %e in distress !# 1ulika %e with Mars, the nati"e will %e separated #rom his %rothers !# 1ulika %e with Mercury, the nati"e will %ecome insane ,< !# 1ulika %e conjoined with Jupiter, the nati"e will %e a %lasphemous
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heretic !# 1ulika %e associated with Venus, the nati"e will enjoy the company o# low class women !# 1ulika %e with Saturn the nati"e will %e a##licted with leprosy and will %e short li"ed ,7 !# 1ulika %e with 6ahu, the nati"e will su##er #rom a disease caused %y poison !# 1ulika %e with 2etu the nati"e will meet with a #ine accident !# 1ulika's time on any week day %e synchronous with the $yajykala on the that day, the person %orn then, though a king will %ecome a %egger ,; $he association o# 1ulika always causes e"il e##ects Hhere"er Damakantaka is associated good has to %e e0pected ,E Hhite 1ulika is "ery power#ul in causing e"il, Damakantaka is power#ul in causing good )ll the other upagrahas possess only hal# the power that Mandi has in causing e"il /> !n producing e##ects 1ulkia is similar to Saturn, Damakantaka is like Jupiter )rdhaprahara acts like Mercury and 2ala is like 6ahu /, 2ala's e##ects will %e just like 6ahu, while 1ulika is likely to cause death, Damakantaka will produce %ene#icial results )rdhaprahara's e##ects will %e good i# it is posited in a house with many %ene#ic %indus !ts e##ects will %e %ad i# it occupies an inauspicious house // )ccording to Parasara i# the other houses along with their lords %e conjoined with +huma and other upagrahas, these houses will %e destroyed /- +huma will always cause trou%le #rom heat, danger #rom #ire and mental agony Damakantaka in the same position will cause danger #rom horned animals or death through 4udrupeds /@ Paridhi or par"esh will create #ear o# water and the nati"e will su##er #rom watery diseases He will su##er #rom imprisonment !ndrachapa or !ndra +hanus will get the nati"e hit %y a stone and wounded %y weapons He will also su##er humiliation
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/? 2etu or 8paketu will cause hit, a #all etc , and loss in the nati"e's %usiness He will also %e in danger #rom thunder $he e##ects descri%ed a%o"e will %e denried during the dasa period o# the planet owning the house occupied %y the upagraha /< $he e##ects o# 8paketu in the ,/ houses #rom 3agna will respecti"ely %e ',( short li#e, '/( ugliness, '-( "alour, '@( unhappiness and distress, '?( loss o# issues, '<( distur%ance o# the mind caused %y enemies, '7( decay o# se0ual power, ';( loss o# li#e %y indulgence in sin#ul acti"ities, 'E( opposition to "irtuous li#e, ',>( wanderings, ',,( gains and ',/( committing #aults /7 $he #i"e upagrahas +huma etc , tra"erse the sky are not "isi%le !# at any time they are "isi%le any where they #oreshadow e"il to the world /; Some say that +huma resem%les the shape o# #ume clouds, while others ha"e descri%ed it as a star ha"ing a tail Vyatipata is like the #all o# a meteor and Par"esha or Paridhi is a halo or disc round the Sun or the Moon /E !ndra +hanus is the well known rain%ow that is generally seen in the sky during the ad"ent o# rain 2etu is +humaketu causes calamity to the world -> !# the lord o# the house occupied %y 1ullka %e endowed with strength and occupies a kendra, a trikona, his own house or his sign o# e0altation or a #riendly house, the nati"e will enjoy e0tremely #a"oura%le results He will own chariots 'good con"eyances(, elephants and horses, will %e as %eauti#ul as cupid, will %e held in great esteem, will %e "ery #amous and will rule the world Thus ends the twenty fifth chapter on "4pa%rahas" in Phaladeepika composed by Mantreswara.

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Chapter "+ Effects of trans!ts of the 'ar!o#s planets an$ constellat!ons


, )mong all the 3agnas, the Moon's 3agna '=handra 3agna or the sign in which the Moon is posited(, is most important #or assessing the e##ects o# transits '1ocharaphalam( !t is, there#ore, imperati"e to make predictions a%out e##ects o# the transits o# planets through "arious signs #rom the sign occupied %y the Moon / $he "arious planets gi"e results while transiting the #ollowing places counted #rom the Moon $he Sun . the -rd, <th, ,>th and ,,th $he Moon . the ,st, -rd <th, 7th, ,>th and ,,th Mars . -rd, <th and ,,th Mercury. /nd @th, <th, ;th, ,>th and llth Jupiter . /nd, ?th, 7th Eth and ,,th Venus . ,st, /nd -rd @th, ?th, ;th, Eth, ,,th and ,/th Saturn . -rd, <th and llth 6ahu . -rd <th ,>th and ,,th 2atu . -rd <th, ,>th and ,,th - !n the course o# his transit the Sun is auspicious in ,,th, -rd, ,>th and <th i# at that the corresponding Vedha place namely the ?th, Eth, @th and ,/th respecti"ely are not a##ected %y the transit o# any o# the planets e0cept Saturn @ $he auspicious house #or the Moon while in transit are the ,st, -rd, <th, 7th, ,>th and ,,th $he Vedha houses respecti"ely are the ?th, Eth, ,/th, /nd, @th and ;th !n this case the e##ect will not %e marked i# Mercury should transit at that time the corresponding Vedha place ? $he auspicious houses #or Mars while in transit are the -rd, <th and ,,th, and the corresponding Vedha houses are respecti"ely the ,/th, Eth and ?th $he same applies to Saturn, %ut in this case the e##ect will not %e marred i# the Sun should transit at the time o# corresponding Vedha places < $he auspicious houses #or Mercury while in transit are the /nd, @th, <th,
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;th, ,>th and ,,th $he corresponding Vedha houses are respecti"ely the ?th, -rd, Eth, ;th and ,/th !n the case o# Mercury the e##ect will not %e marred i# the Moon should transit at the time the corresponding Vedha places 7 +uring his transit in the /nd, ,,th, Eth, ?th and 7th Jupiter is good i# the corresponding Vedha places "iA , the ,/th, ;th, ,>th, @th and -rd are without planets ; +uring his transit in the /nd, -rd, @th, ?th, ;th, ,/th, and ,,th, Venus will produce auspicious e##ects i# the corresponding Vedha places "iA , the ;th, 7th, ,st, ,>th, Eth, ?th, llth, <th and -rd respecti"ely are without planets E.,, Hhen the Sun transits through the sign occupied %y the Moon '=handra 3agna( the nati"e will su##er #rom #atigue and loss o# wealth He will %ecome short tempered and will %e sick He will per#orm journey which will tire him $he e##ects o# the Sun's transits through the other houses #rom the Moon will %e as #ollows &. ,st . wearisome journey, #atigue, diseases /nd . 3oos o# wealth, unhappiness, o%stinacy and"ictim o# deceit %y others -rd . )c4uistion o# a new position, gain o# wealth, happiness, #reedom #rom diseases and destruction o# enemies @th . +iseases, impediments to se0ual enjoyments ?th . Mental anguish, ill health, humiliation in all possi%le ways <th . *reedom #rom diseases, destruction o# enemies, remo"al o# sorrows and an0ieties 7th . Hearisome jorneys, stomach disorders, trou%le in the anus and su##ering humiliation ;th . *ear, diseases, 4uarrels, royal displeasure, su##ering #rom e0cessi"e heat Eth . +anger, humiliation, separation #rom close relations and mental depression ,>th . Success in a great and important undertaking ,,th . New position, honour, wealth and #reedom #rom diseases
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,/th . Sorrow, toss o# wealth, 4uarrels with #riends and #e"er ,/ $he Moon's transit through the "arious houses reckoned #rom the Moon will yield the #ollowing e##ects&B ,st . +awn o# #ortune /nd . 3oss o# wealth -rd . Success @th . *ear ?th . Sorrow <th . *reedom #rom diseases 7th . Happiness ;th . 8nhappy and trou%lesome e"ents Eth . Sickness ,>th . *ul#ilment o# am%itions ,,th G Joy ,/th . :0penditure ,-.,< $he #ollowing e##ects will %e realised #rom Mars' transit through the "arious houses reckoned #rom the Moon&. ,st . Mental +epression, separation #rom relations and diseases caused %y impurity o# %lood, %ile and heat /nd . *ear, e0change o# hot words and loss, o# wealth -rd . Success in all undertakings, ac4uistiorj o# gold ornaments and, happiness caused there%y @th . 3oss o# position, stomach disorders and sorrow through relations ?th . *e"er, unnecessary desires, mental agony through son, 4uarrel with relations <th . :nd o# stri#e and withdrawal o# enemies, #reedom #rom diseases, "ictory, gain o# wealth and success in all undertakings 7th . Misunderstanding with wi#e, eye diseases, stomach.ache and similar disorders ;th . *e"er, anaemia, loss o# wealth and honour
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Eth . Humiliation through o# wealth, di##iculty in walking due to weakness and wastage in the se"eral constituent elements o# %ody ,>th . Mis%eha"iour, #ailure in e##orts and e0haustion ,,th . 1ain o# wealth, #reedom #rom diseases and increase in landed property ,/th . 3oss o# wealth, sickness caused %y e0essi"e heat ,7 $he #ollowing e##ects will %e realised %y the passage #o Mercury through the "arious houses reckoned #rom the Moon&. ,st . 3oss o# wealth /nd . 1ain o# wealth -rd . *ear #rom enemies @th . )ccrual o# wealth ?th . Iuarrel with wi#e and children <th . Success 7th . Misunderstandings ;th . 1ain o# wealth and %irth o# children Eth . +estruction in undertakings ,>th . Happiness all round ,,th . !ncrease in prosperity ,/th . *ear o# humiliation ,;./> $he e##ects o# the transit o# Jupiter through the "arious houses reckoned #rom the Moon will %e as gi"en %elow&. ,st . +eparture !rom the nati"e place, hea"y e0penditure and ill will towards others /nd . )c4uisition o# wealth, domestic happiness and in#luence o"er others -rd . 3oss o# position, separation #rom #riends, o%stacles in %usiness and diseases @th . Sorrow through relations, humiliation and danger #rom 4uadrupeds ?th . Birth o# children, association with no%le persons and royal #a"our <th . $rou%le #rom enemies and cousins and diseases
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7th . Journey #or an auspicious work, happiness with wi#e and ac4uisition o# children ;th .$iresome journeys resulting in #atigue, unlucky, misery and loss o# wealth Eth . Prosperity all round ,>th . +anger to property, position and children ,,th . Birth o# children, gain o# new position and honour ,/th . 1rie#, #ear caused through property /, $he e##ects o# the transit o# Venus through the "arious houses reckoned #rom the Moon %e as #ollows& . ,st . =on#erment o# all kinds o# enjoyments /nd . 1ain o# wealth -rd . Prosperity @th . !ncrease in happiness and #riends ?th . Birth o# children <th . )ccidents 7th . $rou%le to wi#e ;th . )c4usition o# wealth Eth . Happiness ,>th . Iuarrels ,,th . Sa#ety ,/th . )c4uisition o# wealth //./- Saturn in his passage through the "arious houses reckoned #rom the Moon, will produce the #ollowing e##ects &B ,st . +iseases and per#ormance o# #uneral rites /nd . 3oss o# wealth and children -rd . 1ain o# position or employment and ac4usition o# wealth and ser"ants @th . 3oss o# wi#e, relations and wealth ?th . +iminishing o# wealth, loss o# children and con#usion o# mind <th . Happiness all round
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7th . Su##ering to wi#e and danger during journeys ;th . 3oss o# children, cattle, #riends and wealth, and su##ering #rom diseases Eth . 3oss o# wealth, o%stacles to the per#ormance o# good deeds, death o# an elderly relati"e e4ual to #ather and perpetual sorrow ,>th . !ndulgence in sin#ul actions, loss o# honour and su##ering #rom diseases ,,th . )ll kinds o# happiness, gain o# wealth and receipt o# uni4ue honour ,/th . :ngagement in a %usiness %ringing no gains, loss o# wealth through enemies, and sickness to wi#e and son /@ 6ahu in the course o# his passage through the "arious houses will cause the #ollowing e##ects &B ,st . Sickness or death /nd . 3oss o# wealth -rd . Happiness @th . Sorrow ?th . *inancial loss <th G Happiness 7th . 3osses 'o# wealth( ;th . +anger to li#e Eth . 3osses 'o# wealth( ,>th . 1ains 'o# wealth( ,,th . Happiness ,/th . :0penditure Note&B$he author has not gi"en the e##ects o# the transit o# 2etu Pro%a%ly they will %e the same as those o# 6ahu -> Mars and the Sun produce e##ects 'during their transit( when they are in the #irst ,> degrees or #irst decanate o# a sign Jupiter and Venus are e##ecti"e in middle position o# a sign '/nd decanate( while the Moon and Saturn %ecome ali"e when in the last position Mercury and 6ahu produce e##ects throughout their passage The trans!t of Na;shatras Saptashala;a /< +raw se"en lines horiAontally '#rom Hest to :ast( and o"er them draw se"en lines "ertically $he /; e0tremities or points reckoned #rom the north.east are to %e ascri%ed to the /; stars 'including )%hijit( counted #rom 2rittika 'as shown in the diagram %elow &B

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!# the star occupied %y the Sun at the time happens to %e the Vedha star to the natal star, there will %e apprehension o# danger to li#e9 i# the )dhana Nakshatra ',Eth #rom the Janma Nakshatra(, there will %e #ear and an0iety9 i# to the 2harmaksha ',>th #rom the Janma Nakshatra( loss o# wealth will take place, should, howe"er, the Sun in the a%o"e position %e also associated with a male#ic, death alone has to %e e0pected /7 !# any one o# the three Nakshatras mentioned a%o"e %e thus a##licted %y association o# other male#ics 'other than the Sun( then death may occur9 i# with %ene#ics, there will %e no danger to li#e :"ery thing should %e judged in the same manner /; !# the ,Eth, ,>th, -rd, ,st, /-rd, ?th or 7th 'all reckoned #rom the Janma Nakshatra( are a##licted %y male#ics during their transit, there will %e danger to li#e !# the planet %e %ene#ic, #ailure in undertaking will %e the only result Notes B *or )dhana, 2armaksha, Vainisika etc see Jataka Parijata 'p </?( pu%lished %y 6anjan Pu%lishers /E !# the three Nakshatras "iA, the ,st, the ,>th and the ,Eth happen to coincide with the Sun's entry into a new sign, or with the transit o# any other planets #rom one sign to another, or with an eclipse, planetary war, or a #all o# meteors or any other une0pected occurence, there will %e likelihood o# death o# the nati"e or he will #ace some similar disaster
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-> $he planets #ail to assert their #ull e##ects in the course o# their transit in the #ollowing circumstances &B 'a( !# a planet yielding ad"erse e##ects is aspected %y a %ene#ic, his e"il e##ects are cancelled '%( ) %ene#ic planet is depri"ed o# his %ene#ical e##ects i# he is aspected %y a male#ic 'c( ) planet loses his capa%ility to do good !# he is aspected %y an !nimical planet or planets -, !# a planet in the course o# his transit !s placed in an e"il house identical with his own or e0alted sign, does not yield ad"erse e##ects !# he %e placed in an auspicious house identical with his own sign or e0alted sign, #ull %ene#icial results may %e e0pected #rom him -/ *a"oura%le planets i# in the course o# their transh are placed in their sign o# de%ilitation, or in an inimical or %e eclipsed %y the Sun's rays lose their power to produce good e##ects !# the planets in the a%o"e circumstances get placed in an e"il house, they yield "ery ad"erse e##ects -- !# the Sun, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn happen to occupy, in the course o# their transit, the ,st, ;th or ,>th house reckoned #rom the Moon sign, they cause danger to the li#e o# the nati"e, #all #rom position and loss o# wealth -@ !n the course o# their transit, the Moon in the ;th, Mars in the 7th, 6ahu in the Eth, Mercury in the @th, Jupiter in the -rd, Venus in the <th, Saturn in the ,st and the Sun in the ?th, #rom the natal Moon, cause loss o# honour and wealth, and danger to li#e Planets an$ L!%bs !n the #ollowing si0 "erses, the author descri%es how the /7 nakshatras reckoned #rom the Janma Nakshatra '%irth star( are distri%uted among the "arious parts o# the %ody o# the nati"e during the course o# the transit o# each o# the planets #rom the Sun onwards $heir e##ects ha"e also %een mentioned -? $he #ollowing ta%le shows the distri%ution o# the /7 nakshatras reckoned #rom the Janma Nakshatra and the relati"e e##ects in the course o# the transit o# the
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Sun&B +istri%ution amongst %irths 'a( ,st star . #ace '%( /nd, -rd, @th and ?th . head 'c( <th, 7th, ;th and Eth . chest 'd( ,>th, llth, ,/th and ,-th . right hand 'e( ,@th, ,?th, ,<th, ,7th, ,;th and ,Eth . two #eet '#( />th, /,st, //nd and /-rd . le#t hand 'g( /@th and /?th . the two eyes 'h( /<th and /7th . the generati"e organs :##ects destruction gain o# wealth success #inancial gain loss o# wealth illness gain o# wealth danger to li#e

-< $he Moons's transit +istri%ution amongst lim%s 'a( $he ,st and /nd . #ace '%( -rd, @th, ?th, <th . headd 'c( 7th, ;th . %ack 'd( Eth ,>th . two eyes 'e( llth ,/th, ,-th, ,@th, ,?th . chest '#( ,<th, ,7th ,;th . le#t hand 'g( ,Eth, />th, /,st //nd /-rd /@th . two #eet 'h( /?th /<th /7th . right hand -7.-; Mars' transit +istri%ution amongst lim%s 'a( ,st and /nd . #ace '%( -rd, @th, ?th, <th, 7th, ;th . two #eet 'c( Eth, ,>th, ,,th . chest 'd( ,/rh, ,-th, ,@th, ,?th . le#t hand 'e( ,<th ,7th G head '#( ,;th, ,Eth, />th, /,st . #ace 'g( //nd, /-rd, /@th, /?th . right hand 'h( /<th, /7th . two eyes :##ects death 4uarrels success po"erty gains great #ear happiness going to a #oreign place :##ects great #ear sa#ety "ictory o"er enemies gain o# wealth peace o# mind 4uarrels going to #oreign place ac4uisition o# wealth

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'a( ,st, /nd, -rd . head '%( @rd, ?th, <th . #ace 'c( 7th ;th Eth, ,>th, ,,th, ,/th . two hands 'd( ,-th ,@th, ,?th, ,<th, ,7th . %elly 'e( ,;th ,Eth . generati"e organs '#( />th, /,st, //nd, /-rd, /@th, /?th, /<th /7th two #eet

sorrow #inancial gain success in#lu0 o# wealth loss o# wealth honour and gain o# reputation

-E.@> $he transits o# Saturn, 6aha and 2etu +istri%ution amongst 3im%s 'a( ,st . #ace '%( /nd, -rd @th ?th . right hand 'c( <th, 7th, ;th . right leg 'd( Eth, ,>th, ,,th . le#t leg 'e( ,/th, ,-th, ,@th, ,?th . le#t hand '#( ,<th, ,7th, ,;th, ,Eth, />th . %elly 'g( /,st, //nd, /-rd . head 'h( /@th, /?th . eyes 'i( /<th, /7th . %ack :##ects grie# happiness tra"el loss o# wealth ac4uisition o# wealth se0ual happiness happiness danger to li#e

@, $he planets who in the course ot their transits pass through signs containing more %ene#ic dots 'Bindhus( in the )shtaka"arga, always produce good e##ects, e"en when such signs happen to %e the <th, ;th or ,/th :##ects o# 3atta and Sar"ato%hadra @/.@@ !n #inding out the transit e##ects at any particular time.'a( $he ,/th nakshatra #rom the nakshatra occupied %y the Sun, '%( the -rd nakshatra #rom the nakshatra occupied %y Mars, 'c( the <th nakshatra #rom the nakshatra occupied %y Jupiter, and 'd( the ;th nakshatra #rom that occupied %y Saturn, are called lattas 'a( the ?th nakshatra #rom that occupied %y Venus, '%( the 7th #rom that occupied %y Mercury, 'c( the ;th #rom that occupied %y 6ahu, and 'd( the //nd #rom that occupied %y the Moon are called Prushtalatta or rear lattas !# when thus counting the Janma Nakshatra happens to come as the 3atta star, the nati"e will su##er #rom illness and
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mental an0iety @?.@< +uring the Sun's 3atta there will %e #inancial loss in e"ery "enture $here will %e grie# and unhappiness during the 3atta o# 6ahu $here will %e death o# the nati"e, destruction o# kinsmen and #ear during the 3atta o# Jupiter Iuarrels will take place during the 3atta o# Venus 3oss o# position may %e e0pected during the 3atta o# Mercury $he nati"e will su##er e0cessi"e #inancial loss during the 3atta o# the Moon @7 Hhen two or more 3attas synchromise, the total e##ects will proportionately increase in intensity %eing twice or thrice 5nly e"il e##ects may %e e0pected as the outcome o# such com%ination @; $he Vedhas pronounced as auspicious in the Sar"ato%hadra =hakra %ring happiness while those declared as e"il produce only misery $his should also %e taken into account while essessing the, transit e##ects o# a planet NotesB Mantreshwara makes o# the 3attas and Sar"ato%hadra =hakra as %oth ha"ing a %earing on the Vedhas $he 3attas are o# two kinds ',( *orward or puro 3attas and '/( 6ear or Prishta 3attas $he 3attas o# the Sun, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn %elong to the #ormer clan $he rest %elong to the latter $hus, i# the Sun should occupy at any time, say the nakshatra Moola, his 3atta nakshatra 'which is the ,/th #rom Moola( will %e krittika Suppose at that time Venus occupies Sra"ana, his 3atta nakshatra which is the ?th #rom Sra"ana will %e Jyestha, the counting in this case %eing made #rom Sra"ana in the re"erse order as Venus is a Prishta 3atta Sar'atobha$ra Cha;ra Shri V Su%rahmania Sastri in his :nglish translation o# Phaladeepika has gi"en e0tracts #rom Horaratna on Sar"ato%hadra =hakra which we take the li%erty o# reproducing #or the %ene#it o# the readers P+raw ten lines "erticalry and other ten lines cross wise o"er the same Dou will ha"e ;, s4uares Hhich in regular order the ,< "owels #rom onwards in the
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corner s4uares commencing #rom the outer most corner in the North.:ast, thus #illing up in rotation the @ corners o# each o# the @ sets o# s4uares *ill up the /; "acant s4uares o# the outermost comer %eginning #rom the North.:ast %y the /; asterism with krittika, so that each side will contain 7 asterism $he ? "acant s4uares o# each side o# the ne0t row may %e #illed %y a, %a, ka, ha, da in the :ast, %y ma, da, pa, ra, ta in the South, na, ya, ma, ja, kha in the Hest and na, sa, ta, ca, la in the North $here now remain ,/ s4uares, - on each side in the ne0t !nner row $hese may %e allotted to the ,/ signs %eginning with Vrisha%ha in the :ast in regular order $he ? inner s4uares still remaining Vacant may %e allotted to the ? groups o# $ithy S Nanda, Bhadra, Jaya, 6ikta and Purna as shown in the chakra

$he se"en week days may %e entered in the s4uares thus & $uesday and Sunday in the s4uare containing the Nanda group, Hednesday and Monday in the Bhadra group9 $hursday in the Jaya group9 *riday in the 6ikta and Saturday in the Purna Saturn, the Sun, 6ahu, 2etu and Mars are male#ics $he rest are %ene#ic Mercury is male#ic wher associated with male#ics, so also is the waning Moon !n whiche"er aslant a planet may %e posited, three Vedhas arise #rom the same %y its aspect . one in the le#t, one in the #irst and on in the right !n the two sides whether in the right or le#t, the Vedha may %e with a star, a consonant, a 6asi or Vowel and not with others *or, it has %een clearly stated in the 6aja"ijaya thus & ) planet posited in 2rittika may ha"e Vedha with the #ollowing "iA , ',( Bharani, '/( the Vowel '-( Vrisha%na, '@( Nanda, '?( Bhadra '<( $ula, '7( the consonant ';( Visakha and Sra"ana Similarly a planet in 6ohini will ha"e Vedha with ',( the Vowel '/( )swini, '-( the consonant '@( Mithuna, '?( the Vowel '<( 2anya, '7( the consonant ';(
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Swati and )%hijit !n the same way a planet 4uartered in Mrigasira may ha"e Vedha with ',( 2ataka '/( the consonant '-( Simha, '@( the consonant '?( =hittra, '<( 6e"ati, '7( the consonant ';( the Vowel ' ( and 'E( 8ttarashada Hhen a planet is retrograde in motion, the aspect is towards the right !t is on the le#t when the motion is direct 'swi#t( Hhen it is mean one, it is towards the #ront $his is with reierence to the #i"e planets #rom Mars onwards !n the case o# 6ahu and 2etu which are always retrograde the Vedha will %e on the right and in the case o# the Sun and the Moon which mo"e direct and ha"e no retrograde motion, the Vedha will %e on the le#t 5wing to there %eing no uni#ormity in motion among the other planets, three kinds o# "edhas ha"e %een mentioned Male#ics when retrograde will cause intense e"il i# they are in Vedha position, while %ene#ics will do immense good Male#ics and %ene#ics which in rapid motion partake o# the nature o# the planets they are associated with, when the #our asterism )rdra, Hasta Poor"ashada and 8ttara%hadrapaha which occupy the #our central position o# the outer most %order are passed o"er 'transitted( %y a planet the #ollowing #our triplets "iA ',( ' ( '/( ' ( '-( ' ( and '@( ' ( are respecti"ely hit 'ha"e Vedhas( !n the case o# the pairs ',( ' ( '/( ' ( '-( ' ( and '@( ' ( i# one letter o# any pair %e hit 'has Vedha(, the other'should also %e considered as hit ) Saumya Vedha is one that is caused %y a %ene#ic !# there %e Vedha in one o# the pairs i# similar "owels, the other "owel o# the pair should also %e considered as hit $he same should %e made in the case o# the )nuswara and Visarga '"owels( Hhen a planet in transit is in the last or the #irst 4uarter o# two asterisms '#orming the juncture( in any #our comers o# the s4uare, there is Vedha o# the #our "owels, ' ( and Purna tithi in regular order commencing with that "owel inter"ening at the particular juncture occupied %y the planet, the e##ects arising #rom these are& agitation or e0citement #rom the #irst, #ear #rom the second, loss #rom the third and disease #rom the #ourth and death #or the #i#th
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Hhen the Vedha !s with an asterism, there is con#usion, when with a letter, loss, with a "owel, sickness, and a "ery great o%stacle when with a $ithi or 6asi Hhen there are #i"e Vedhas simultaneously, the indi"idual will not li"e ) single Vedha will engender #ear in %attle, two "edhas, loss o# money, three some o%stacle and #our death Just as male#ics produce e"il and %ene#ics eause good, %ene#ics associated with male#ics produce only e"il e##ects !n the Sun's Vedha, there is misunderstanding, in that o# Mars, loss o# wealth9 that o# Saturn trou%le through sickness9 in those o# 6ahu and 2etu, o%stacles !n the Moon's there will %e mi0ed e##ects, in that o# Venus, se0ual enjoyment9 in that o# Mercury, intelligence9 in that o# Jupiter, all round good e##ect Hhen the planet causing Vedha is retrograde, the e##ect is two told& it is thrice when he is in e0altation9 when the motion is rapid 'direct(, the usual 'natural( e##ect9 and when in depression, the e##ect is only hal# )ny $ithi, 6asi or )msa or Nakshatra hit %y a male#ic should %e scrupulously a"oided in all auspicious undertakings9 a marriage cele%rated during a Vedha will not %e happy9 and any journey undertaken will not pro"e prosperous9 any treatment gi"en to a patient will not end in cure9 and any %usiness started will not %e success#ul !# a Vedha caused %y a male#ic should occur during the time o# sickness, it will culminate in death i# the motion %e retrograde !# the motion %e direct, the sickness will soon su%side !# there %e Vedha caused %y a male#ic in one's own week day 'o# %irth(, the person will not ha"e peace o# mind and he will su##er #rom mental pain +uring the transit o# the Sun in the three 6asis Vrisha%ha, Mithuna and 2ataka in the :ast 'see chakra( the direction is considered as set while the remaining three as e0isting 'or "isi%le( $he "owels ' ( in the North.#east should %e considered as %elonging to the :ast, the Vowels ' ( in the South.:ast9 to the South ' ( to the Hest, ' ( to the North !n the particular direction in which the Sun is staying #or three months, all the asterism, Vowels, 6asis and $ithis in that direction should %e deemed as set
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Hhen an asterism is set and there is Vedha, sickness will %e the result Hhen a consonant is set, there is loss9 when a Vowel is set, there is sorrow9 when a 6asi is set, there is o%stacle9 when a $ithi is set and there is Vedha, #ear will arise Hhen all the #i"e are in the set direction and there is Vedha, death will surely result $owards the direction deemed as set journey, #ight, discussion, #i0ing o# a new door or gate #or a place and upper storeys should not %e undertaken )ny other similar auspicious action should not %e done Hhoe"er has his initial letter situated in the set direction should consider himsel# as destined un#ortunate #or the time People whose initial letters are in the set direction should i# they desire success, show a poetical contest, a #ort, a %attle 'consisting o# elephants, horses, chariots, in#antry, etc (, in that particular 4uarter !n the case o# an asterism situated in any o# the other 'risen' direction, i# there should %e a Vedha, there will %e growth !# the Vedha %e with a consonant, gain will %e the result9 i# with a Vowel, there will %e happiness9 i# with a 6asi, there will %e success9 i# with a $ithi, there is lustre9 i# with all, a position is secured Hhen there are Vedhas caused %y male#ics on %oth the right and le#t sides with consonants, $ithis, Vowels, 6asis and asterisms at any time, the person concerned will surely meet with his death Hhen at the time o# a male#ic Vedha, there is a #ate#ul upagraha 'see ne0t three slokas o# this note( synchromising, death is sure to happen to him either through sickness or at %attle $he #i#th star reckoned #rom the one occupied %y the Sun is termed Vidyumukha $he ;th is called Sula and the ,@th Sannipata9 the ,;th is known as 2etu and /,st is 8lka9 the /-rd is known as Vajraka and /@th is termed Nirghata $hese eight are known as 8pagrahas and are recorgnised as causing o%stacles to all undertakings when at the time planets transit their respecti"e palces )scertain i# there is Vedha with any o# the #ollowing asterisms9 ',( Janma%ha, '/( 2arma, '-( )dhana, '@( Vinasa, '?( Samudayika, '<( Sanghatika, '7( Jati ';( +esa and 'E( )%hisheka and predict good or %ad e##ects according as the Vedha producer %y a %ene#ic or a male#ic as the case may %e
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$he star in which the Moon is at the time o# %irth o# a person is known as Janma%ha or Janmarksha $he ,>th there#rom is called karma%ha or karmarksha $he ,Eth is designed as )dhana, the /-rd is termed Vinasana or Vainsasika, the ,;th star is styled Samudayika, the ,<th asterism is known as Sanghatika, the /<th, /7th and /;th are known as Jati, +esa and )%hisheka respecti"ely !# the Janmarksha, the karmarksha and the Vinasarksha %e each occupied %y male#ic planets, death, sorrow, a%sence #rom one's place and 4uarrel with one's relations will respecti"ely resuk Hhen there is gala in the Samudayika Nakshatra, e"il or something untoward will arise $here will %e loss when the Vedha is in the Sanghatika Nakshatra +estruction o# the #amily will %e the e##ect when the Vedha is in Jati or the /<th star #rom Janmarksha !n the /;th star, the Vedha will cause imprisonment Hhen the occultation is %y a male#ic in the asterism known as +esa, the person concerned will %e e0pelled #rom his country But Vedha in the a%o"e case %e %y %ene#ics, the result will %e auspicious Should the Vedhas with the 8pagrahas 'see supra( also occur simultaneously, the result will %e death and nothing short o# that Hhen at the time o# a %attle, caused %y one, two, three, #our or #i"e male#ics, the corresponding e##ects will %e #ear, #ailure, killing '%loodshed( death and ignominy respecti"ely Hhen the Moon happens to %e in Vedha simultaneously with a $ithi or Nakshatra, a Vowel, a 6asl and consonant on any day, that day will pro"e auspicious or otherwise according as the planet causing the Vedha is %ene#ic or male#ic Hhile the use o# the Sar"ato%hadra =hakra and the light it may throw on the human cycle o# li#e on the person concerned has #ully %een e0plained pre"iously, the techni4ue and the pointers to such deductions 'o# results( ha"e not had #ull e0planation to make the same handy and use#ul #or easy re#erence $he same has %een e0plained %elow

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$here are ,./ letters 'or sounds( %elonging to the /; asterisms at the rate o# one letter #or each Nakshatra Pada $hese are mentioned #or ready re#erence Person whose name %egins with any one o# these letters ha"e got a %earing on the corresponding Nakshatra pada and judged accordingly @E !# planets are ad"ersely posited whether during their transit, +asa, )ntardasa or )shtaka"arga, it will %e necessary to propitiate them %y per#orming "irtuous deeds, o%ser"ing #asts, prayersprescri%ed #or them, Japa, Shanti, making gi#ts and doing appropriate adorations ?> $he planets are #a"oura%le to those who do not commit acts harm#ul or injurious to others, who e0ercises sel# control and always #ollow the path and rules o# conduct laid down %y Shastras and who are always o%ser"ing religions discipline Thus ends the twenty si#th chapter on "Transits of Planets" in Phaladeepika composed by Mantreswara.

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Chapter ",o(as lea$!n( to ascet!s%


, Hhen the lord o# the ,>th house in association with #our planets %e posited in a kendra or trikona, the nati"e attains emancipation He will also attain emancipation i# at the time o# his %irth, the end o# a sign %e rising and the same %y owned %y a %ene#ic and Jupiter occupies a kendra or trikona / !# at the time o# %irth o# a person, #our or more planets are posited in a single house, he will %ecome an ascetic o# the order indicated %y the strongest amongst the planets Some o# the learneds are o# the opinion that i# the lord o# the ,>th house %e one amongst those plaets, the person will take to the order o# ascetics signi#ied %y the lord o# the ,>th house Notes B )ccording to Brihat Jataka i# at %irth #our or more planets possessed o# strength occupy a single house, the person %orn will %ecome a Sakya, a Jee"ika, a Bhikshu, a Vriddha or 1uru, a =harakha, a Nigrantha or Vi"asa, a Vanyasana or "anaprastha, according as Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, the Moon, Venus, Saturn, or the Sun, is the strongest planet o# the group !# the strongest planet in 4uestion %e con4uered in planetary war %y another planet or planets at the time o# %irth, the person will relin4uish that stage o# ascetic li#e and re"ert to the pre"ious condition in li#e )ccording to Jataka Parijata, Vanaprastha is a religious man engaged in the practice o# regorous and de"out penance ) Vi"asa is a naked ascetic dwelling in hills and #orests ) Bhikshu is an illustrious ascetic with a single sta## #or his sym%ol engaged e"er and anon in the contemplation o# the truths o# the sacred scriptures ) =haraka is a religious mendicant wandering o"er many countries ) Sakya is an ill.%eha"ed ascetic o# the Buddhist class ) 1uru is a cele%rated teacher endowed with royal splendour ) Jee"aka is a garrulous and gluttonous mendicant - !# the Moon %e posited in the decanate o# Saturn and %e aspected %y
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Saturn and Mars, the nati"e will turn into an ascetic !# the Moon %e in the Na"amsa o# Mars and %e recei"ing the aspect o# Saturn the person will take to the order o# ascetism signi#ied %y Mars @ !# the lord o# the sign occupied %y the Moon at %irth, %e aspected only %y Saturn, the nati"e will %ecome an ascetic o# the particular class indicated %y the Janmadeepa $he remarks made a%o"e apply here too ? $he Sun will make the nati"e a chie# or lord amongst contemplati"e saints or one who has taken to ascetism $he Moon will make the nati"e an ascetic who is tra"elling to "arious places o# pilgrimge Mars will cause the nati"e to %ecome an ascetic o# the Buddhist order and an e0pert in %ase spells $he in#luence o# Mercury will ena%le the nati"e to %ecome a medicant with no knowledge o# the "arious schools o# philosophy Jupiter will cause the nati"e to %ecome an ascetic o# high class possessing knowledge o# Vedanta philosophy Venus will cause to make an ascetic who is a hypocrite, outcaste and pu%lic dancer Saturn will produce an ascetic who is an outcaste or a heretic <.7 $he Moon is "ery strong in the Shukla Paksha or %right hal# o# the month But i# the Moon %e weak 'waning( and %e aspected %y the lord o# the 3agna, the nati"e will %ecome a misera%le, distressed and wretched ascetic de"oid o# wealth and company and one who will get his meals with di##iculty !#, howe"er, in the a%o"e yoga, there may e0ist a 6ajayoga, all the %ad e##ects will %e remo"ed and the nati"e will %ecome a lord o# earth initiated into ascetism and inclined "irtuously, recei"ing respect and re"erence #rom other kings ; !# #our planets including the lord o# the ,>th %e posited in a kendra or trlkona or three planets %e 4uartered in an auspicious house, the nati"e will seek admission to the holy order and will %ecome a success#ul ascetic !# there %e more %ene#ic in amongst the planets mentioned a%o"e occupying auspicious houses, the holy order will %e one re"erred %y the great !# it %e not so, the holy order will not command re"erence Thus ends the twenty seventh chapter on "0scetic $o%as5 in Phaladeepika composed by Mantreswara.
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Chapter "0 Concl#$!n( Chapter


,.@ !n these "erses the author enumerates the num%er o# chapters and the su%jects dealt with !n them $his in#ormation has %een gi"en in #ull detail in the $a%le o# =ontents ?.< !n these "erses the author pays o%eisance to 1oddess Sukun who %estows on her de"otees all that they desire He says that he has %een a%le to complete this work %y her grace !t has also %een mentioned that Shri Mantreshwara an astrologer and a Brahmin was %orn in $irun"eli . a district in the south o# present $amil Nadu State #or the enjoyment and %ene#it o# other astrologers Thus ends the twenty ei%hths chapter on "4pasamhara" in Phaladeepika composed by Mantreswara.

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