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How we can understand the main formula of astrology.
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Learn Astrologry Signification of Houses Concerning the body, the significations of each house generally correspond to the significations

of the equivalent sign of the zodiac in seriatim i.e. whenever we want to examine the condition of any part of the body, the concerned house and the same number of sign should both be examined. Afflictions to houses likewise cause diseases of the connected parts. 1st house --------------------------Selling through personal contact, capitalizing on the personality, physical activity, costumer, actor, store clerk, athlete, dancer, physical therapist, anthropologist, receptionist, model, gymnast, laborer, make-up artist. Related to occupations in which the physical body assumes importance, either for endurance, stamina, strength, or the personal appearance.Represents the person, his innate nature and state of health, vitality, longevity, happiness, personality, appearance, prosperity, general disposition in life, reputation and status, desires and their fulfillment and the body parts - complexion, head (cranium and forehead) and brain, hair, pituitary glands, etc. For example, weakness of the first house and/or afflictions to the first house or its lord result in a sickly constitution, causing vulnerability to headache, mental tension, paralysis, giddiness, wounds, scars, erratic activity of endocrine glands, derangement, brain fever, stupidity, nose bleeding, etc. A strong Sun and Mars, as significators for vitality and energy respectively, help as a protective cover. 2nd house --------------------------Financial transactions, banking, caretaker of possessions, appraiser, financial broker, cash accounting clerk, bank teller, claims adjuster, bondsmen, securities agent, payroll clerk, buyer, auctioneer. Activities concerned with people's finances and possessions. Represents wealth, family, livelihood, nourishment, male child, higher education, professional position, spouse, second marriage, continuance of married life, possession of precious stones and metals, money in cash, earning capacity, financial status, fortune, prosperity, movable properties, speech, vision and the body parts - face and its organs (nose, throat, mouth, tongue, teeth and eyes, especially the right one), facial bones, upper neck and its bones, gullet, larynx, cerebellum, trachea, cervical region and cervical bones, tonsils, etc. For example, weakness of the second house and/or afflictions to the second house or its lord cause vulnerability to poor digestion, disorders of speech, throat, cervical, gums, eyes, teeth, etc., and diseases mainly arising out of a weak venous system. A strong Mercury, as a significator of speech, helps as a protective cover. 3rd house --------------------------Writing, traveling, transportation, mail order, newspapers, postal worker, draftsman, mechanic, telephone operator, bookkeeper, stenographer, electrician, architect, accountant, copywriter, bus or taxi driver, speech therapist. Those who write a great deal, who draw, draft or place anything on paper. Media associated with this area are study, education, talking and conversation, phoning, newspapers, periodicals, or mental activity. Mail, garages, local transportation, cars, and travel.Represents younger brothers or sisters, neighbors, courage, physical strength, sports, initiative, entrepreneurial nature, the power of understanding, short journeys, initiation into spiritual techniques, writing and communicative capability and the body parts - lower neck, shoulders, arms and ears (especially the right ones), hands, shoulders and collar bones, thyroid gland, respiratory and nervous systems, etc. For example, weakness of the third house and/or afflictions to the third house or its lord cause vulnerability to problems of respiratory canal, disorders of thyroid, imbalances in the nervous system, depression resulting in partial paralysis, stammering, shoulder pains, fracture in the collar bone region, partial deafness, respiratory diseases, asthma, tuberculosis, etc. A strong Mercury, as a significator of communicative capability, helps as a protective cover.

4th house --------------------------Hotels, real estate, mining, weather-related things, farming, geologist, landscaper, miner, archeologist, builder, forestry technician, architect, meteorologist, painter and decorator, realtor, oil field worker. Things associated with the land, such as gardens, forests, buildings, mines, oil wells, excavations. The home and any base of operations.Represents mother, happiness, upbringing, relatives, friends, supporters, basic education, vehicles and conveyances, domestic peace, mind, mental peace, spiritual life, confidence, righteous conduct, close of life, comforts, luxuries, country of birth, immovable properties, real estate, land, wells and tanks, house, home, assets and the body parts - the rib cage, heart, chest, lungs and breasts. For example, weakness of the fourth house and/or afflictions to the fourth house or its lord cause vulnerability to coronary problems, physical ailments of breast, chest, heart and epigastric region, lungs' disorders, mental disorders, lunacy and the problems connected to the circulatory systems. A strong Moon as a significator of mother, Venus as significator of comforts and Mars as significator of immovable properties help as a protective cover. 5th house --------------------------Entertainment, stocks, bonds, speculation, creative efforts, youth-oriented ventures, children, romance, educational institutions, hobbies, games, sports, amusements, vacations, play, actor, musician, athlete, recreation director, choreographer, sports photographer, obstetrician, arts and crafts workers, securities salesmen, hobby and game manufacturers, bowling alley operator, child psychologist. An attraction to where creativity is expressed - places of pleasure, entertainment, amusement, presentation of fine arts, films or drama, sports and recreational areas, hobbies, children and youth activities, school, stock market and speculation. Represents intelligence, emotions, discernment and discrimination, intellectual and mental talents, memory, creative intelligence, emotional happiness, love, romance, lover, speculative gains from investments, organizational ability, success, progeny, children, knowledge, wisdom, higher learning/education, training, fall from position, social life, inclinations, spiritual pursuits, disciples and students, devotion, Ishta Devata, mantras, yantras, amulets, resources and merits we bring into life, future, digestion, etc., and the body parts - upper belly, stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen, colon, diaphragm, spine and spinal cord, pregnancy, etc. For example, weakness of the fifth house and/or afflictions to the fifth house or its lord cause vulnerability to diabetes, peptic ulcers, anemia, colic pains, stones in gall bladder, acidity, spinal cord disorders, dyspepsia, diarrhea, pleurisy, heart problems, etc. A strong Sun, as significator of digestion nourishing agent of the body, helps as a protective cover. 6th house --------------------------Preparation and serving of foods, public utilities, armed services, hygiene, labor relations, nurses, tenants, drugstores, laboratories, maintenance, diet, pets, firemen, policemen, nurses, employment counselors, waiters, dentists, dietitian, food processor, hygienist, rehabilitation counselor, pet shop owner. Sickrooms and places where people handle food, chemicals or drugs. Public and private service and hygiene. Those who are at the beck and call of others - the servers. Diet and nutrition. Small pets and animals. Labor unions.Represents disputes, diseases and injuries, debts, enemies, opponents, competitors, thieves, fears, doubts, worries, vices, weaknesses, sound financial position, maternal uncles, service, employees, good health and protection against losses through theft, fire and cheating, misunderstandings, confrontation, litigation and the body parts - waist, navel, lower abdomen, kidneys, small intestine, upper part of large intestine, intestinal function, appendix, etc. For example, weakness of the sixth house and/or afflictions to the sixth house or its lord cause vulnerability to problems of appendicitis, poisoning, colics, constipation, hernia, blood urea, psychiatric problems, exhaustion and nervous breakdown. In other words, health, financial position and the position with reference to the opponents is identified through this house. A strong Mercury and Mars, as significators for health, help as a protective cover.

7th house --------------------------Direct public contact, partnerships, competitors, clients, marriage, legal matters, marriage counselor, social worker, lawyer, receptionist, merchant, pollster, sociologist, store clerk, law librarian, legal secretary, public defender, society editor. Activities linked with customers, clients, and the general public. Partnerships, legal matters, lawsuits, competition and known opposition. Represents long term relationships, legal ties, spouse, partners in life and partners in business, vitality, potency, fertility, passion, outgoing nature, adultery, moral conduct, pleasures, comforts and life in foreign lands, success in love affairs, conjugal life, home abroad, travel, trade or business, expansion and the body parts - pelvic girdle, lumbar region, bladder, lower part of large intestine, inner sexual organs such as ovaries, uterus, cervix, testicles and prostate gland, etc. For example, weakness of the seventh house and/or afflictions to the seventh house or its lord cause vulnerability to generative organs, venereal diseases, arthritis, gout pains, urination problems, impotency, sterilization, renal problems, etc. A strong Venus, as significator for marital relationship, helps as a protective cover. 8th house --------------------------Investment, handling and care of other people's money, inheritance, gifts, insurance, escrow, mortgages, loan companies, banked funds drawing interest, pensions, Social Security, Medicare, actuary, economist, cashier, tax consultant, purchasing agent, escrow officer, insurance agent, underwriter, embalmer, custodian, commodity loan clerk, accountant. Other people's money and possessions or joint ownership. Activities where personal finances are used for profit such as stock dividends, pensions, savings account interest, or partnership income. Insurance, mortgages, escrow, taxes, loans, financial backing, inheritances, welfare and relief programs.Represents longevity, research, interest in mystical sciences, occult, inner and outer transformations, past and future events, inheritance, death, will and testament, insurances, easy gains, marital-tie, vulnerability, fear, accidents, obstructions, litigation, bankruptcy, theft, losses, misfortunes, disgrace, disappointments and the body parts - scrotum and anus, outer sexual organs, excretory organs, pelvic bones, etc. For example, weakness of the eighth house and/or afflictions to the eighth house or its lord cause vulnerability to hidrocele, fissure, impotency, piles, urinary infections, boils, chronic diseases, etc. A strong Saturn, as significator for longevity, helps as a protective cover. 9th house --------------------------Radio, television, publishing, lecturing, ideas expressed publicly, import/export, legal matters in court, foreign affairs, religion, higher education, travel agent, aviator, publisher, teacher, lawyer, media director, foreign trader, public relations man, advertiser, lecturer, clergyman, radio or TV technician, cruise director. Publicly expressed opinions such as publishing, teaching, or lecturing. The court, its decisions, and the jury are ruled by this house. Instruments related to broadcasting and reception, such as TV, radio, satellites, etc. Travel to foreign countries, import and export, as well as long journeys in general, especially for vacations.Represents father, preceptor, spiritual learning, spiritual inclinations, intuition, charity, virtue, duty, destiny on the basis of past lives and resultant happiness, meditation, foreign travel, long journeys of short duration and life in foreign lands, education abroad, grace, luck, general fortune, sudden and unexpected gains, religion, pilgrimages, philosophy, law, medicine, remedies, past, etc., and the body parts - thighs, left leg, thigh bones, bone marrow, hips, hip joints and the arterial system. For example, weakness of the ninth house and/or afflictions to the ninth house or its lord cause vulnerability to anemia, low productivity of blood, talassemia, leukemia, high fevers, diabetes, rheumatism and troubles in hips and thighs, etc. A strong Jupiter, as significator for general fortune, and a strong Sun, as significator for father, help as a protective cover. 10th house ---------------------------

Reputation, credit and success in business, civil service, political activity, government, publicity, industrialist, proprietor, politician, board chairman, political scientist, foreman, city manager, career counselor, credit investigator, manufacturer, supervisor, executive administrator. People who influence others with their prestige or authority. Work that requires an out-of-the- ordinary reputation in the community. Administration of public or private business or political office.Represents profession, career, vocation, promotion, livelihood, power, fame, public esteem, status, position, honor, karma in life, character, authority, government, employer, living abroad, ambition, next birth, happiness from male progeny, debts and the body parts - knee and kneecaps, joints and bones. For example, weakness of the tenth house and/or afflictions to the tenth house or its lord cause vulnerability to arthritis, broken knees, inflammation of joints, general weakness, skin diseases and allergies, emaciated body, etc, besides giving setbacks in professional matters. A strong Sun, as significator for organizational capability, helps as a protective cover. 11th house --------------------------Counseling, advising, friendship in relation to trade, sales, etc., professional hostess, reception clerk, psychologist, organizational worker, humanitarian, advisor, outreach worker, counselor, visiting nurse, candy-striper, club officer, social worker, lobbyist, psychiatrist, parole officer. Concerns friendly groups of acquaintances who come together in clubs, societies, and organizations. People who befriend and encourage progress of the mentally and physically handicapped or underprivileged. Those who offer helpful advice in an impersonal manner.Represents income, prosperity, gains, profit, friends, elder brother or sister, hopes and aspirations and their fulfillment, etc., and the body parts - shanks, ankles, shin bone, right leg, left ear and left arm. For example, weakness of the eleventh house and/or afflictions to the eleventh house or its lord cause vulnerability to circulatory problems, fracture of the lower portion of legs, pain in legs, problems of low productivity of blood, cancer of leg, etc. A strong Saturn, as significator for easy sources of income, helps as a protective cover. 12th house --------------------------Activities associated with large institutions, especially hospitals, prisons and places of confinement, work behind the scenes, research, detective agencies, biomedical engineer, surgeon, chemist, CBI agent, researcher, psychiatric social worker, statistician, historian, inspector, psychoanalyst, x-ray technician. Associated with places of restriction, confinement, and privacy, areas for functioning behind the scenes out of the public eye, such as confidential work, crime detection, or research. Imprisonment and bondage, personal secrets, secret liaisons or negotiations, and anonymous philanthropy.Represents expenses, losses, expenditures for charity, end of life, exile, life in foreign lands, obstructions in life, separation from family, going astray, withdrawal into retreat, transcendence, enlightenment, seclusion, imprisonment, hospitalization, pleasures of bed, sound sleep and work behind the scenes, as work in a hospital, asylum, prison, military quarters, or monastery, etc., and the body parts - left eye, lymphatic system and feet. For example, weakness of the twelfth house and/or afflictions to the twelfth house or its lord result in problems to the body parts governed by this house, sleep disturbances and weaken the immunization power. A strong Moon, as significator for immunization power and mental peace, and a strong Venus, as significator for happy marital relationship and comforts, help as a protective cover. FRUCTIFICATION OF SIGNIFICATIONS 1. Determine the nature of the aspect, harmonious or inharmonious, in the one case indicating that good judgment is used and in the other case that the person goes to extremes in the activities indicated by the aspect. 2. Look up the keywords of the two planets entering into the aspect.There are three sets. The basic keywords apply in all cases. The positive qualities are used in addition to the basic keywords with harmonious aspects. The negative qualities are used in addition to the basic

keywords with inharmonious aspects. The word "negative" is here used to denote the results of these qualities rather than the qualities themselves. 3.Ascertain the keywords for the two signs containing the two planets. The positive qualities of the sign are used in addition to its basic keywords when the planet in it is in good aspect. The negative qualities of the sign are used with the basic keywords when the planet is adversely aspected. 4. Combine the keywords of each planet with the keywords of the sign in which it is placed to determine the corresponding type of character. 5. Combine the keywords of the two planets by themselves, taking into account the aspect, harmonious or inharmonious, indicating whether the qualities of the two planets will work together or in opposition to each other, to determine the character as given by the aspect in the abstract. 6.Ascertain the keywords for the two houses containing the two or more planets. 7. Combine the keywords of each planet with the keywords of the house in which it is placed, leaving out of consideration temporarily the aspect in order to determine the planetary influence in the house. 8. Consider the action of the affairs of one house upon the affairs of the other as brought about by the aspect between the two planets, that is, a harmonious aspect will enable the affairs of one house to reinforce those of the other and an inharmonious aspect will cause the affairs of one house to detract from those of the other. 9. Consider the reaction of the affairs of the second of the two houses upon those of the first, following the method indicated in step 8. 10. Correlate and balance all the elements (Fire,Water,Earth,Air,Sky) above mentioned into one composite judgment which will express in everyday language the net results without any reference to aspects or other astrological elements. 11. When reading an entire horoscope, correlate and balance similarly the effects of all the planets, house and sign positions and aspects.The signification of the houses fructify under the planetary sub-periods connected with them. The nature and extent of significations are dependent on three things, i.e. (1) the strength of the lord of the house(Depends on house of friends,No conectivity with Saturn,Rahu,Ketu,Bad Mars (Bad Mangal etc.), in case of mooltrikona signs (Each house has own Mool Trikona,like 1st house has 5th,9th,and 2nd house has 6th and 10th,3rd house has 7th and 11th,and fourth house has 8th and 12th.)(2) the strength of the significator of the house,like 1st house is the house Mars,in first,then house of rised sign like Taurus,Gemini,Cancer etc.)(3) the influences on the house itself (Each house first think about third,it is the house of power to express strength,Voice,and other type comunications). The significations of the houses containing mooltrikona signs suffer if their lords and significators are weak or they or their lords or significators are under the influence of functional malefic planets. The significations of the houses containing non-mooltrikona signs suffer if their significators are weak or they or their significators are under the influence of functional malefic planets. EXTENT OF HOUSES Under the low, we consider one sign per house, so the extent of each house is 30 degrees. The degree rising in the ascendant would be treated as the most effective point and the planets within 5 degree orb of the most effective point, irrespective of the house boundaries, would influence the most effective point as per their functional nature. Irrespective of the longitude of the ascending degree, the functional nature of the planets is identified with reference to the sign rising in the ascendant and the lord of the house will be the planet that rules the mooltrikona sign placed in that house. The results of the planets are analysed on the basis of placement of the planets in a particular house from the ascendant and, irrespective of their longitudinal difference from the most effective point, the planets placed in a house will be considered in that house only. Nomenclature of Houses Angular (Kendra) houses The first, fourth, seventh and tenth houses are called angular houses or kendra houses.

Trines (trikona) houses The fifth and ninth houses are called trines or trikona houses. First house is also considered as a trine. NATURE OF HOUSES Malefic houses (Dusthana) The sixth, eighth and twelfth houses are called malefic houses or dusthana houses. Benefic houses All houses, other than the malefic houses, are treated as benefic or auspicious houses under the Systems' Approach. SUN The Sun is the king in the planetary cabinet. It is the source of light and life. It signifies father, which is the source for bringing into existence and supporting a new born in life. That is why the Sun signifies father and vitality. If the Sun is strong in a nativity, the father and vitality will help the native to grow in a healthy way. The Sun signifies also the king, the master, the government, the president of the country, highly-placed persons, administrators, contractors, chairmen of industrial establishments, physicians, chemists, pharmacists, bureaucrats, politicians, police, power, social status, progeny, male child, and is secondary significator for husband. As the Sun is personified as a king and doctor, when strong it denotes high administrative positions in government, including politics, doctors in medicine, etc., self-confidence, courage, nobility, dignity, ambition, splendor, prestige, faith, loyalty, generosity, authority, power, leadership and creativity. े सूयय गरहो का राजा है,यह रोशनी का खजाना है,सूयय कििना जीवन अनधकारयुकत ही माना जायेगा ,सूयय ही जीवन दाता है,सूयय से ििता े े किारे मे जाना जा सकता है ,ििता कदारा ही संतान को धरती िर लाया जाता है ,ििता और ििता की सामािजक वयवसथा ही संतान े को सामािजक सुरका पदान करती है,अगर जातक का सूयय िलवान है,तो ििता और ििता की सामािजक वयवसथा ही उनित कमागय े खोलती है,सूयय को राजा भी कहा गया है,सूयय ही िकसी भी संसािरक चीज को ितान व ालािशककहै ,सूयय ही सरकार है,सूयय ही देश का ेद ेि राषटिित है,सूयय ही सवोचच िद िर िैठा अिधकारी है,एकिमिनसटेििव है ,ठेक ार है ,चेयरमेन है,ििजीिसयन है,कमसि है ,िामािससि ेि है,बयूरोक है ,राजनीितज है,िुिलस है,शिकत है,समािजक इजजत है,गभाधान है,नर संतान है,और िित का िूरक भी कहा जाता है,सूयय पधान वयिकत राजा या वैद भी िनता है ,जि भी िली होता है,सरकार मे सवोचच िद िर आसीन करता है,राजनीितज िातो मे िनिुण े े े करता है,मेिििसन का िाकिर िनाता है,खुद कपित भरोसा करना सूयय कदारा ही पाित होता है ,कोई भी महान काम सूयय किली होने े ेव े े िर ही होता है,नोिल िुरसकार किलये सूयय ही चुनता है ,उचच पभाव क ल सूयय कदारा ही िमलता है ,उदेशय की िूितय किलये सूयय ही े े े सहायक िनता है,पेिसिज सूयय कदारा ही िनती है ,भरोसा सूयय कदारा ही िकया जा सकता है ,विादारी सूयय कदारा ही िमलती है ,आगे े े का वश सूयय कदारा ही चलता है ,अथोिरिी भी सूयय ही देता है,मािलक भी सूयय ही िनाता है,और संसार कअनदर चलता हआ िसका ं ु े े िनान क े ि ल य जातककासूययिलवानहोनाचािहये . The Sun is a male planet, hot, dry, constructive, satvic, pitta, and has sturdy bones. Its nature is royal, benevolent and cruel and its temperament is fixed and steady. The Sun gives a square body, majestic appearance, powerful speech, makes a person courageous and bestows administrative capabilities. Its complexion is blood red and it rules orange, pink and golden colors, the fire element, hot or pungent flavors, the sense of sight, the Sundays, the east direction, copper, gold, ruby, temples, deserts, palaces, government buildings, and towers. The Sun represents head, body, soul, ego, Self, intelligence, will power, clarity, self-realization, health, bone structure, constitution, blood, brain, bile, digestive fire, organ of voice, heart as lifecentre, right eye for males and left eye in case of females. In case it is weak in a nativity, it gives weak eyesight, headaches, erratic blood circulation, heart trouble, dental problems, bone fractures, overheating, fevers, blood pressure, baldness, neuralgia, bone cancer, weak immune system, etc., and denotes pride, egotism, self-centeredness, pompousness, ostentation and despotism. The Sun is significator planet for vitality and life giver in any nativity, because it rules the digestive system which provides nourishment to the whole body. As the soul can be better and easily elevated if one keeps perfect health, it also represents the soul. The Sun is also general significator for employment, inheritance, mental inclinations, professional position,

comforts, creative intelligence, easy gains, general fortune, higher education, spiritual education and spiritual life. MOON The Moon is the queen in the planetary cabinet. Next to the Sun, the role of the Moon is very important as it signifies mother. The mother brings up the child and is the first preceptor of the child. That is why the Moon signifies mind also. If the position of the Moon is strong in a nativity, the mother will be having sufficient resources and will bring up the child and develop the child's mental faculties in a peaceful manner. The Moon acts as a nourishing and soothing agent. It rules the senses and the emotions and gives the native the capability of looking after, which includes the fields of training, public relations, administration and soothing (physician). The Moon signifies also the queen, hoteliers, public relations, moneylenders, sailors, house-keepers, physicians, nurses, midwifes, healers, psychic abilities, eating establishments, cooks, catering and other professions that deal directly with the people at large, and is secondary significator for wife. The Moon enjoys status in administration by virtue of being the wife of the king. When strong, the native does not have to strive for acquiring status and it denotes affluence, receptivity, sensitivity, imagination, good memory, meritorious deeds and sound habits. The Moon is a female planet, cold, moist, mild, satvic and its constitution is a mixture of vata and kapha. Its nature is royal, has auspicious looks, pleasant speech and its temperament is fickle and changeable. The Moon is volatile as it is changing its position daily. Depending upon the brightness of the Moon, while a weak Moon gives a slim body, a full Moon may give a plump body if it is connected with the ascendant or its lord in a powerful way, in isolation. Its complexion is tawny and it rules white and silver colors, the water element, salty flavors, the sense of taste, the Mondays, the northwest direction, bronze, silver, pearl, watery places, public places, hotels, hospitals and ships. The Moon represents face, mind, consciousness, perception, feelings, tolerance, thought, intellect, receptivity, femininity, sensitivity, imagination, good memory, fertility, general weakness, emotional health and functional health as it governs fluids in body, good quality of blood and lymph, glands, tonsils, breasts, stomach, lymphatic system, face, lungs and chest. It governs the left eye in the case of males and ovaries, menstrual cycle, uterus, generative organs and right eye in the case of females. In case it is weak in a nativity, besides psychic problems it causes sleep disorders, lethargy, drowsiness, lung problems, mouth problems (including loss of taste), neurological disorders, epilepsy, digestive complains, water retention, blood disorders, anemia, blood-pressure, enlargement of spleen, diseases of the uterus and ovaries, tuberculosis, menstrual disorders, and the native is vulnerable to frequent cough and cold, fever, lack of appetite, general weakness, etc., and denotes hyper-sensitivity, over-reaction, inability to respond and difficulty getting in touch with feelings. The Moon is also general significator for sleep, nourishment, public, social behavior, change, travel, basic education, comforts, emotional peace, family, financial solvency, happy married life, inheritance, income and gains, love and care, mental peace, milk, grains and liquids. MARS Mars is the commander-in-chief of the planetary cabinet. It signifies courage both mental and physical. Mars denotes position in military and para-military forces, police, vocations employing fire and metals, engineering, chemicals, surgeons, dentists and executive posts. It governs gangsters, manufacturers, executioners, athletes, builders, designers, entrepreneurs, fire-fighters, martial arts, mechanics and project erectors. Mars is also the general significator of younger brothers, which adds to the strength of the native and becomes a source of strength and courage. The weakness of Mars makes a man lacking in courage and not enjoying the help and comforts from the younger brothers. When strong in the nativity, it denotes thirst for action, passion, ambition, physical strength, goal-directed energy, power to carry through, courage, bravery, heroism, competitive and fighting spirit, vim and vigor.

Mars is a male planet, dry, fiery, tamasic and pitta. Its nature is cruel, unrelenting, active and generous, and its temperament is violent, angry and rash. Mars gives short stature and a stout and well built body, red eyes and thin waist. Its complexion is blood red and it rules bright red colors, the fire element, bitter flavors, the sense of sight, the Tuesdays, the south direction, copper, red coral, places near fire, kitchens, battlefields, places for aggressive and violent or physical contests, football stadiums and military installations. Mars represents the chest, bone marrow, blood, bile, digestive fire, intestine, forehead, neck, muscular system, acuity of vision, sinews, nose and external generative organs. When afflicting or itself being weak and/or afflicted it causes inflammations, overheating, inability to tolerate hunger, wounds, burns, accidents, fractures, piles, liver complaints, skin rashes, ulcers, lacerations, operations, all sorts of acute complaints, fevers (particularly eruptive), epilepsy, mental aberration, tumors, cancer in the muscular parts of the body when closely conjunct with Rahu, dysentery, typhoid, cholera, pox and boils, etc., and denotes anger, irritability, haste, impatience, inconstancy, lack of drive and courage, and an 'all-or-nothing' attitude. Mars is also general significator for energy, strength, enemy, army, accidents, acute diseases, aggressions, assets, immovable properties, motivation, arguments, quarrels, fights, explosives, weapons, guns, general health, mechanical or technical ability, sports and surgery. MERCURY Mercury is the prince in the planetary cabinet. It basically rules the rational mind and speech, analytical faculties, sharp intellect, power of discrimination and confidence. Personified as a thinker and knowledgeable in the field of mathematics, Mercury signifies advisory roles, astrologers, financial advisors, strategists, business, commerce, engineering and related fields, research scholars, communicators, editors, authors, accountants, bookkeepers, lawyers, experts in analytical works, software engineers, auditors, intellectuals, teachers, transporters, publishers, salesmen, traders, mediators, diplomats, authors, etc, and is the general significator of friends. When strong in the nativity, it denotes a good communicator with intelligence, rationality, imagination, wit, cleverness, skill, dexterity, verbal and mental ability, shrewdness, sound judgment, humor and flexibility. Mercury is a eunuch planet, rajasic and tri-dosha i.e. its constitution is a mixture of vata, pitta and kapha. Its nature is royal, friendly and its temperament is volatile and versatile. Mercury has the best appearance, is witty, fond of jokes and laughter, when strong in the natal chart as lord of the ascendant. Attractive features, well proportioned body, large eyes and witticism are its significations. Mercury takes upon itself the qualities of the planets with which it is associated. Its complexion is akin to that of grass and it rules green colors, the earth element, mixed or varied flavors, the sense of smell, the Wednesdays, the north direction, brass, emerald, places for sports, business, communication or transportation, airports, post offices, accounting offices, places where public but non-violent games are played, parks, libraries, bookstores and public assemblies. Mercury represents the lower part of abdomen, skin, mind, nervous system, urinary bladder, bronchial tube, gastric juice, digestion, intestines, lungs, tongue, mouth, hands and arms. When weak, it causes psychic diseases, insomnia, nervous breakdown, epilepsy, skin diseases, leucoderma, impotence, loss of memory or speech, vertigo, deafness, asthma, diseases of respiratory canal, disorders of intestines, dyspepsia, etc., and denotes difficulty in thought and communication, timidity, low self-esteem, aloofness, amorality, expediency, over-intellectualization and poor discrimination. As Mercury is weak quite frequently, whenever its sub-period is in operation in any nativity it creates tensions in life, lack of confidence, situation of indecisiveness, etc., which ultimately leads to faulty decisions. The effect is more if Mercury is weak in the natal chart as well as in transit at the time of operation of its sub-periods. It makes a person a nervous wreck and can even cause paralysis when closely afflicted by Rahu-Ketu axis, if the ascendant and its lord are also weak or the sign Virgo falls in the ascendant. Mercury is also general significator for consciousness, communications, eloquence, learning, childhood, logic, maternal

uncles, potency, nervous control, respiratory functions, basic and higher education, humor, wit, mathematics, professional position, psychic ability, speculation, short journeys, books, papers, publishing and places of entertainment. JUPITER Jupiter is a minister in the planetary cabinet. It is the preceptor of the gods. Jupiter is personified as preceptor, judge and it is linked with the treasury. When strong in the nativity, it signifies the fields of top political and administrative positions, chairmen of industrial establishments, contractors, financial advisors, bankers, high administrative positions in government, kings, politicians, bureaucrats, lawyers, physicians, pharmacists, priests, judges, teachers, astrologers, management experts, administrators. It rules also propaganda of spirituality, services with the state, teaching, law, financial institutions, advisory roles, and is primary significator for husband. If strong, it gives growth, expansion and a humanitarian and spiritual outlook, and denotes wisdom, optimism, faith, geniality, generosity, joviality, humor, idealism and good powers of judgment. It bestows intelligence and knowledge of scriptures in its main and sub-periods. It signifies elder brother, husband in female nativities, male progeny, wealth, morals, sincerity, friends, divine grace, father and in fact all good things in life. Jupiter is a male planet, mild, temperate, warm, satvic and kapha. Its nature is saintly, generous and its temperament is mild, benign and soft-hearted. Jupiter gives impressive and magnificent disposition, thin brown hair, tawny eyes, large body when found strong in a nativity and rules the ascendant or influences the lord of the ascendant. Jupiter is intelligent and endowed with all the branches of learning. Its complexion is tawny and it rules the yellow colors, the ether (akasha) element, sweet flavors, the sense of hearing, the Thursdays, the northeast direction, gold, yellow topaz, treasuries, banks, vaults, dignified places such as courts of law, prestigious universities, altars, political assemblies, charitable institutions, high level financial institutions, monasteries and missions. Jupiter represents the hips, the fat tissue, blood, arterial system, glands, liver/gall bladder, pancreas gland, digestion, absorptive power, ears/hearing power, navel, feet, physical development, palate and throat. When weak, it causes lymphatic and circulatory congestion, thrombosis, anemia, tumors, jaundice and other liver complaints, ear problems, dyspepsia, flatulence, cough, cold, asthma, phthisis, diabetes and other diseases of pancreas glands, etc., and denotes overconfidence, overindulgence, extravagance, immorality, greed, materialistic attitude (wanting the best of everything). Jupiter is also general significator for elder brothers, father, male progeny, children, teacher, friends, fortune, justice, education, charity, wealth, creative intelligence, easy gains, general fortune, higher education, income and gains, kindness, mental inclinations, knowledge, happiness, wisdom, morality, virtue, dharma, professional position, prosperity, spiritual education, spiritual life, good behavior, expansion, compassion, optimism, sincerity, honesty, common sense, divine grace and, in fact, all good things in life. VENUS Venus is a minister in the planetary cabinet. It is the preceptor of demons. Venus is personified as a preceptor and lover. It rules knowledge of life saving drugs and arts, and vocations in the field of financial administration, art, cinema, theatres, paintings, music, designing, architecture, interior decorator, modeling, advertising, legal, teaching, hotels, medicines, fashion and luxurious items, and is the general significator for wife and/or happy married life. When strong in the nativity, it denotes aesthetic sense, worldly knowledge and pursuits, psychic ability, potency, pleasures, correct behavior, luxury, beauty, harmony, creativity, rich tastes, affection, friendliness, love, gentleness, sociability, clarity, charm, harmony, balance, elegance, gracefulness and refined sensuality. Venus is a female planet, warm, moist, rajasic and its constitution is a mixture of kapha and vata.

Its nature is royal, sensual, generous and benevolent and its temperament is easy going and accommodating. Venus is joyful in spirit, possesses a slim body, is splendorous and has lovely eyes, giving a charming appearance, sharp and beautiful facial cuts, and dark-bright and slightly thick curly hair when found strong in a nativity and rules the ascendant or influences the lord of the ascendant. Its complexion is fair and it rules royal blue and variegated colors, the water element, sour flavors, the sense of taste, the Fridays, the southeast direction, silver, diamond, places of pleasure and amusement, theatres, cinemas, restaurants, bedrooms, art galleries, opera and symphony halls, dance halls, beauty salons, elegant shops and clubs. Venus represents the pelvis and the sexual organs, desires and yearnings, reproduction, the semen/ovum, private parts, kidneys, face, eyes, neck, throat, chin, cheeks, skin, venous system, etc. When weak, it causes venereal diseases, diseases of urinary or reproductive system, diabetes, anemia, stones in bladder or kidneys, cataract, weakness of sexual organs, paralysis, asthma, phthisis, cough, cold, sexual perversions, impotence or inability to have sexual relations, loss of bodily luster, etc., and denotes greed, laziness, vanity, ambiguity, lack of charm, sentimentality, vice and sensual corruption, and lack of taste and refinement. Venus is also general significator for assets, vehicles, conveyances, comforts, luxuries, art, dance, drama, music, painting, jewelry, romance, family, marital tie, income and gains, prosperity, wealth, materialistic pursuits, opulence, financial solvency, medicine, hypnosis, mantras, ornaments, perfumes, flowers, festivals, professional position, musicians, singers, songwriters, actors, actresses, artists, dancers, designers, engineers, fashion designers, financial advisors, jewelers, perfumers, legal advisors, ministers and teachers. It signifies also people dealing with entertainment, pleasure and beauty as well as people that tend to earn their livelihoods through arts, romance, silver, delicacies, ornaments and finery, poetry, advice or counseling, and fashion design. SATURN Saturn is the servant in the planetary cabinet. It is personified as a statesman and leader of low castes and signifies jobs requiring hard work with less remuneration, leadership of workers, trying to acquire positions in government services, labor oriented industry, routine workers, engineers, real estate agents, research work, scientists, dealing with labor, dealing in roots and fruits, dealing with servants, working with spoiled food, stones or wooden materials, butchers, dealing with products or activities below the earth, etc. When strong in the nativity, it signifies perfection and highest human qualities, spirituality, detachment, concentration, inwardness, dutifulness, reliability, honesty, humility, sincerity, stability, longevity, authoritativeness, discipline, responsibility, conservatism, practicality, realism, durability, eye for detail, sobriety, constancy and consistency. Saturn is a eunuch planet, cold, dry, contracting, short-tempered, worn-out, tamasic and vata. Its nature is cruel, selfish and indolent and its temperament is harsh and hard-hearted. Saturn has an emaciated body, long stature, brown and sunken eyes, protruding teeth, prominent veins, wrinkles, long hands and face, lazy and melancholic nature, coarse and excessive hair when found strong in a nativity and rules the ascendant or influences the lord of the ascendant. Its complexion is dark and it rules black, navy blue and bright brown colors. RAHU Rahu is personified as a diplomat and a shadowy planet and a legendary deceptor when disposed beneficially. Indicates diplomatic jobs, jobs requiring manipulations with facts, deals in poisons and drugs. It signifies cheats, pleasure seekers, insincere and immoral acts, etc. It is phlegmatic in nature and gives malignant growth. When afflicting, causes malignant growth, disease of phlegm, intestines, boils, skin, ulcers, spleen, worms, high blood pressure, etc. It gives smoky and unpleasant appearance due to habits of overeating, resulting in foul smells and unclean body and nails.

KETU It is dry and fiery in nature. Its affliction causes wounds, inflammations, fevers, intestinal disorders, aberrations, low blood pressure, deafness, defective speech and gives emaciated body with prominent veins. It is personified as a saint and inclines a person more towards mystic science and spiritual pursuits. OTHER GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF PLANETS Strong Planets A strong natal planet protects and promotes its general significations and the significations of its mooltrikona house. Any planet is considered strong when it is not in the state of weakness. It can increase its strength if: a) it is young, i.e. its longitude is between 10º to 20º in a particular sign. b) it occupies own or good navamsa and other divisions. c) it is under the close influence of the functional benefic planets. d) it occupies its exaltation, mooltrikona or own sign. Weak Planets A weak natal planet is not capable of fully protecting/promoting its general significations and the significations of its mooltrikona house during the course of its sub-periods and during the triple transit functional malefic influences. By descending order of weakness, any planet becomes weak when: 1) The most effective point of its mooltrikona sign is afflicted by a functional malefic planet within an orb of one degree. 2) The most effective point of its house of placement is afflicted by a functional malefic planet within an orb of one degree. 3) It is conjunct or aspected by any functional malefic planet within an orb of one degree. 4) It is combust due to its nearness to the Sun. 5) It occupies malefic houses from the ascendant, except if in its own mooltrikona sign. 6) It occupies its sign of debilitation. 7) It is in the state of infancy or old-age. 8) It occupies its debilitated sign in navamsa. 9) It occupies the mooltrikona sign of a weak planet. 10) It is the Moon within 72 degrees either side of the Sun. However, this is a minor weakness. NOTE: In serial nos. (1) to (3) above, when the affliction is special or multiple i.e. when it comes from: 1) a conjunction with/ aspect from the most malefic planet, 2) an aspect from a functional malefic planet placed in a dusthana, 3) a conjunction with Rahu or Ketu (Rahu-Ketu axis) 4) an aspect of a functional malefic planet afflicted by other(s) functional malefic planet, 5) more than one functional malefic planet at the same time, Then the otherwise "strong" planet should be considered afflicted (and weak) even when the orb of affliction is of two degrees. Afflicted Planets Whenever a planet is already weak for any other reason and is under the close influence of any functional malefic, it is treated as an afflicted planet. But when the planet is not weak for other reasons, it can only be considered afflicted under the exact influence of any functional malefic, becoming a weak planet for that reason. So whenever any planet is afflicted, it becomes weak. The significations of the house having a mooltrikona sign of an afflicted planet are harmed.

Afflicting Planets Only the functional malefic planets can be afflicting planets. It is very necessary to understand the difference between afflicting planets and afflicted planets. Dispositor Dispositor is a planet in whose moolatrikona sign another planet is located in the natal chart. QUALITIES AND SEX OF PLANETS The Sun, the Moon, Venus and Mercury are of rajasic nature. Jupiter is of satvic. Mars, Saturn, Rahu, and Ketu are of tamsic nature. The Sun, Mars, and Jupiter are male while the Moon, Venus, and Rahu are female. Mercury, Saturn and Ketu are eunuchs. FUNCTIONAL NATURE OF PLANETS The functional nature of planets is the key analytical factor in the horoscope analysis. Besides Rahu and Ketu, the planets, whose mooltrikona signs are in malefic houses (sixth, eighth and twelfth) with reference to the ascendant, act as functional malefic planets in a nativity. For this purpose, under the Systems' Approach, the sign Cancer is considered as the mooltrikona sign of the Moon. FUNCTIONALMALEFIC PLANETS The functional malefic planets for various ascending signs are as under: Aries: Mercury, Rahu and Ketu. Taurus: Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Rahu and Ketu. Gemini: Rahu and Ketu. Cancer: Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. Leo: The Moon, Rahu and Ketu. Virgo: Saturn, Mars, the Sun, Rahu and Ketu. Libra: Mercury, Rahu and Ketu. Scorpio: Mars, Venus, Rahu and Ketu. Sagittarius: The Moon, Rahu and Ketu. Capricorn: The Sun, Jupiter, Rahu and Ketu. Aquarius: The Moon, Mercury, Rahu and Ketu. Pisces: The Sun, Venus, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. FUNCTIONAL BENEFIC PLANETS The functional benefic planets for various ascending signs are as under: Aries: The Sun, the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn. Taurus: The Sun, the Moon, Mercury and Saturn. Gemini: The Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn. Cancer: The Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, and Venus. Leo: The Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn. Virgo: The Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Venus. Libra: The Sun, the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn. Scorpio: The Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn. Sagittarius: The Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn. Capricorn: The Moon, Mars, Mercury, Venus and Saturn. Aquarius: The Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn. Pisces: The Moon, Mars, Mercury and Jupiter. Briefly, the significations of the various signs are discussed here:

aries.gif (2099 bytes) ARIES : It is a fiery sign ruled by Mars, the significator of energy. The Sun, the significator of vitality, is exalted in this sign. Saturn, the planet of lethargy, becomes debilitated in this sign. These factors render the Arians most active, strong, aggressive and healthy in case Mars is strong. If Aries rises as the ascendant, the Ishta Devata (form of god for worshipping and meditation) would be mother divine, Goddess Durga. Worshipping the Ishta Devata would help in spiritual evolution and in maintaining mental peace. This sign rules head (cranium and forehead) and brain. If Mars and Mercury are strong, the Arians enjoy good health. Otherwise, they have a sickly constitution, suffer from wounds, headache, mental tension, fevers, short-temperedness, insomnia, diseases of impure blood, bilious diseases, inflammatory disorders, constipation, stammering, etc. Aries is the mooltrikona sign of Mars. Aries is a moveable, positive, rajasic, pitta, male, violent, barren and quadruped sign and has strong preferences. Depending on the influences on the ascendant and/or Mars, the sign Aries usually renders their natives independent, adventurous and skilful in what they do, becoming leaders, with initiative, industrious, ambitious, impetuous, fighters, authoritative, brave, courageous, heroic, competitive, energetic, enterprising, mentally clear, visionary and strongwilled or headstrong, argumentative, offensive, impatient, irritable, impulsive and self-centered. If Aries rises as the ascendant, the influence of Saturn turns them towards construction and makes them entrepreneurs. They earn lot of wealth by persistent efforts. Depending upon the strength of Mars being prime determinant for profession, the Sun ruling intelligence and being general significator for success in profession and the Moon ruling education, Arians become commanders-in-chief, dentists, executives, executioners, gangsters, manufacturers, military and para-military forces, police, project erectors, surgeons, vocations employing fire and metals, etc. The influence of other planets on the tenth, first or second houses changes the professional pursuits. taurus.gif (2186 bytes) TAURUS It is an earthy sign ruled by Venus, the significator for materialistic pursuits and comforts. The Moon, the significator for caring, tenderness and affluence, is exalted in this sign. Ketu, the significator of spiritual pursuits, is debilitated in this sign. These factors render the Taureans materialistic, motherly and sensual, enjoying comfort, beauty and luxury around them, being convinced that in all circumstances they are correct. If Taurus rises as the ascendant, the Ishta Devata (form of god for worshipping and meditation) would be Lord Vishnu. This sign rules face and its organs (nose, throat, mouth, teeth and eyes), neck, cervical region and bones, cerebellum and facial bones. If Venus, as lord of the sixth house, is strong the Taureans enjoy good health. Otherwise, they have a sickly constitution, suffer from poor digestion, disorders of the throat, eyes, teeth, etc., and diseases mainly arising out of a weak venous system. Over-indulgence can be a cause for ill health. Taurus is a fixed, negative, rajasic, vata, female, mild, semi-fruitful and quadruped sign and has a precise and temperate nature. Depending on the influences on the ascendant, the sign Taurus usually renders their natives cautious, prudent stable, enduring, fixed in their ways, adaptable and gentle, becoming good planners, good communicators, analytical, straightforward, persevering, refined, attractive, patient, romantic, kind, sentimental, devotional and charming or forceful, possessive, jealous, stubborn, obstinate, resentful, passionate, lethargic and pleasure seekers. Depending upon the strength of Saturn being prime determinant for profession, the Sun ruling education and being general significator for success in profession and the Moon ruling entrepreneurial nature, Taureans become businessmen, designers, engineers, technocrats, administrators, industrialists, house keeping, etc. The influence of other planets on the tenth, first or second houses changes the professional pursuits. gemini.gif (2215 bytes) GEMINI

It is an airy sign ruled by Mercury, the significator of communication and confidence. These factors render the Geminians with excellent powers of speech and communication. They have an energetic nature and are always looking for change, interchange, motion and invention. If the mind is turned inwards, the native has the ability to progress far in the spiritual field. If Gemini rises as the ascendant, the Ishta Devata (form of god for worshipping and meditation) would be mother divine, Goddess Lakshmi. This sign rules ears, lower neck, shoulders, arms, hands, respiratory and nervous systems, bronchial tubes, shoulder and collar bones, bones of arms and hands. As both the ascendant and the sixth house do not contain a mooltrikona sign then the Sun, the significator for vitality, would be considered as the prime determinant of health for Geminians. If the Sun is strong, they enjoy good health. Otherwise, Geminians have a sickly constitution and suffer from hypertension, headaches, congestion and respiratory diseases, asthma, imbalances in the nervous system, depression resulting in partial paralysis, stammering, shoulder pain, etc. Gemini is a dual, positive, tamasic, tri-dosha i.e. vata, pitta and kapha, male, talkative, barren and biped sign and gives an ambitious nature with imaginative ideas. They usually love knowledge and like much movement, change and initiative. Depending on the influences on the ascendant, the sign Gemini usually renders their natives with a sharp intellect and conscious mind, spontaneous, adaptable, analytical, educated, learned, helpful, with teaching abilities, humor, wit and imagination or talkative, nervous, restless, agitated and indecisive. Depending upon the strength of Mercury ruling education, the Moon being prime determinant for profession and the Sun ruling entrepreneurial nature and being general significator for success in profession, Geminians become accountants, auditors, advisory roles, authors, writers, communicators, business men, computer programmers, engineers, experts in analytical work, intellectuals, journalists, lawyers, poets, publishers, salesmen, secretaries, software engineers, state services, etc. The influence of other planets on the tenth, first or second houses changes the professional pursuits. cancer.gif (2182 bytes) CANCER It is a watery sign, generally weak, ruled by the Moon, which is changeable in nature and tender. Jupiter, the significator of knowledge and fortune, is exalted in this sign. Mars, the significator of energy, is debilitated in this sign. These factors render the Cancerians caring and nurturing, highly emotional, intuitive, gentle and considerate. If Cancer rises as the ascendant, the Ishta Devata (form of god for worshipping and meditation) would be Lord Shiva. This sign rules the rib cage, chest, heart, lungs and breasts. If the Moon and Jupiter are strong, the Cancerians enjoy good health. Otherwise, they have a sickly constitution and unpleasant appearance and suffer from mental maladies, physical ailments of breast, chest, heart and epigastric region, lymphatic and circulatory congestion, jaundice and other liver complaints, etc. Under the Systems' Approach, Cancer is treated as the mooltrikona sign of the Moon. Cancer is a moveable, negative, satvic, kapha, female, mute, fruitful and multiped sign and signifies grace and cleverness. Depending on the influences on the ascendant and/or the Moon, the sign Cancer usually renders their natives good hosts, capable of receptivity and adaptability, generous, peace loving, with humor, wit and imagination or overly emotional, sensitive, shy, moody, attached and dependent. As the Moon is of volatile nature and becomes weak quite often either in pakshabala or by going to malefic houses from the ascendant or by being in infancy or old age or by going to its sign of debilitation, either in rasi or in navamsa, or by occupying the mooltrikona sign of any weak planet, the Cancerians are changeable to inconstant in their behavior. Depending upon the strength of Mars and the Sun being prime determinants of profession and the Moon for a stable profession, Cancerians become administrators, public relations managers, healers, nurses, house keepers, hoteliers, restaurant owners, catering professionals, cooks, eating-establishment owners, professionals dealing with liquids, etc. The influence of other planets on the tenth, first or second houses changes the professional pursuits.

leo.gif (2304 bytes) LEO It is a fiery sign ruled by the Sun, the significator of vitality, intelligence, male progeny, social status and magnificence. These factors render the Leos noble hearts, with character and will power. If Leo rises as the ascendant, the Ishta Devata (form of god for worshipping and meditation) would be mother divine, Goddess Durga. This sign rules upper belly, stomach, spine, spinal cord, back, liver, gall bladder, spleen and pancreas. If the Sun is strong, the Leos enjoy good health. Otherwise, they are vulnerable to the diseases of heart, spine, back, bones, spleen, pancreas, liver, stomach, weak digestion, fevers, etc., and lack stamina and will power. This is the mooltrikona sign of the Sun. Leo is a fixed, positive, satvic, pitta, male, benevolent, barren and quadruped sign and, when rising in the ascendant with a strong Sun, makes the person noble, generous and gives majestic appearance. They prefer to be the centre of attention. Depending on the influences on the ascendant and/or the Sun, the sign Leo gives intelligence, strong will, initiative, awareness of authority and decisiveness, making their natives visionary, patient listeners, rulers, aristocratic, persevering, dramatic and bold or authoritative, dominant, ambitious, jealous, impatient, stubborn, demanding, irritable and impulsive. As Mercury is prime determinant for professional affairs, the Sun is general significator for success in profession and Venus rules entrepreneurial nature, depending upon their strength, Leos may join a high service in government which offers security and fixed income, may earn through entertainment, sport, medicine, speculation or scientific pursuits, or may head large organizations, becoming organizers, administrators, contractors, corporators, leaders, politicians, etc. They will like to be self employed and will not like subordination. The influence of other planets on the tenth, first or second houses changes the professional pursuits. virgo.gif (2282 bytes) VIRGO It is an earthy sign ruled by Mercury, the governor of nervous system. Mercury, the significator of analytical faculties, is exalted in this sign and Venus, the significator for materialistic pursuits and comforts, is debilitated. These factors render the Virgos a discriminating nature and deep sensuality. If Virgo rises as the ascendant, the Ishta Devata (form of god for worshipping and meditation) would be Lord Vishnu. This sign rules the waist, abdominal umbilical region, nervous system, small intestine, upper part of large intestine, appendix and kidneys. If Mercury and Saturn are strong, the Virgos enjoy good health. Otherwise, they become hypochondriac and are vulnerable to overexertion, nervous breakdown, appendicitis, constipation, etc. This is the mooltrikona sign of Mercury. Virgo is a dual, negative, tamasic, vata, female, barren and biped sign and, if Mercury is strong, it gives the power of analysis and discrimination. Depending on the influences on the ascendant and/or Mercury, the sign Virgo usually makes their natives communicative, attractive, charming, prudent, cautious, protective, analytical, dependable, honest, truthful, practical, sincere and detailed or critical, neurotic, distant, resentful, indecisive and nit pickers with a fault finding tendency. As Mercury transits in a band of 28 degrees on either side of the Sun, for quite some time in the year it remains combust and weak. Then it goes to its sign of debilitation once a year for about a month and goes to infancy and old age about twelve times a year besides coming under the close influence of Rahu, Ketu and other functional malefic planets in a natal chart. The usual weakness of Mercury makes Virgo-born people feel insecure in life. They are generally worried and need support for maintaining self-confidence. If natal Mercury is weak, the person has prominent veins, lacks witticism and has no charm. Depending upon the strength of Venus, the Sun and Mercury, Virgos become accountants, artists, craftsmen, draftsmen, teachers, mathematicians, engineers, traders, writers, etc. They will be good at jobs that involve detailed work. The influence of other planets on the tenth, first or second houses changes the professional pursuits. libra.gif (2288 bytes) LIBRA

It is an airy sign ruled by Venus, the significator for materialistic pursuits and comforts. Saturn, the planet of hard work and discipline, is exalted in this sign and the Sun, the significator of vitality and status, is debilitated. If the Sun which rules the soul is involved in this sign which rules luxuries and pleasures, the spiritual development of the person is obstructed and that is why the Sun gets debilitated in this sign. If Saturn is placed in this sign it gets exalted because Saturn ruling servants occupies the sign of luxuries and pleasures. These factors render the Libras a magnetic personality, if Venus is strong. If Libra rises as the ascendant, the Ishta Devata (form of god for worshipping and meditation) would be mother divine, Goddess Lakshmi. This sign rules lumbar region and lumbar bones, skin, lower part of large intestine, bladder and inner sexual organs such as ovaries, uterus, testicles and prostate gland. If Venus is strong, the Libras enjoy good health. Otherwise, they are vulnerable to diseases connected with parts ruled by this sign, skin diseases, diabetes, venereal diseases, renal problems, urination problems, arthritis, gout pains, etc. This is the mooltrikona sign of Venus. Libra is a moveable, positive, rajasic, tri-dosha, male, talkative, semi-fruitful and biped sign and signifies sense of justice, clarity, strong will-power, optimism and is highly sensitive. Depending on the influences on the ascendant and/or Venus, the sign Libra usually gives their natives a strong sense of harmony, justice, balance, charm and aesthetic sense, making them spontaneous, artistic, charismatic, harmonizing, humanitarian, independent, adaptable, idealistic, talkative, thinker and able of considering different aspects of standpoint and judgment or offensive, inconstant, changeable and indecisive. They can attune themselves to the love of truth and thereby quickly learn to transcend the world. Depending upon the strength of the Moon, the Sun and Venus, Libras become actors, actresses, financial advisors, hoteliers, legal advisors, managers, musicians, physicians, etc. They like public professions. The influence of other planets on the tenth, first or second houses changes the professional pursuits. scorpio.gif (2193 bytes) SCORPIO It is a watery sign ruled by Mars, the significator of energy, and it is weak. Ketu, the planet of secrecy and intuition, is exalted in this sign and the Moon, the significator of change and tenderness, is debilitated. These factors render the Scorpios intuitive and rigid. If Scorpio rises as the ascendant, the Ishta Devata (form of god for worshipping and meditation) would be Lord Shiva. This sign rules outer sexual organs, scrotum, rectum, anus, nasal organs and pelvic bones. If Mars, as lord of the sixth house, is strong the Scorpios are of short stature, well built and enjoy good health. Otherwise, they have a sickly constitution and suffer from piles, fissure, urinary infections, boils, and operations, etc., in the parts ruled by Scorpio. Scorpio is a fixed, negative, rajasic, kapha, female, mute, violent, fruitful and multiped sign and signifies severe sentiments. Depending on the influences on the ascendant, the sign Scorpio usually renders their natives determined, disciplined, self-restrained, fearless, persevering, energetic, intense, dynamic, decisive, self-centered, straightforward and tough or very sensitive, introverted, secretive, stubborn and ready to defend themselves. Depending upon the strength of the Sun and Jupiter, Scorpios become administrators, advocates, chemists, detectives, officers in the Armed Forces, policemen, politicians, surgeons, traders in metals and chemicals, etc. The influence of other planets on the tenth, first or second houses changes the professional pursuits sagi.gif (2253 bytes) SAGITTARIUS It is a fiery sign ruled by Jupiter, the significator of fortune and knowledge. These factors render the Sagittarians ambitious, eager to learn and with good judgment. If Sagittarius rises as the ascendant, the Ishta Devata (form of god for worshipping and meditation) would be mother divine, Goddess Durga. This sign rules hips and thighs, arterial system, nerves and ear/hearing. If Jupiter is strong, the Sagittarians enjoy good health. Otherwise, they are vulnerable to anemia, poor digestion, flatulence, disorders of liver/gall bladder, jaundice, high fevers, diabetes, rheumatism and troubles in hips and thighs, etc. The native may also face troubles due to his

tendency to overindulge in food and drink. This is the mooltrikona sign of Jupiter. Sagittarius is a dual, positive, satvic, pitta, male, semi-fruitful, first half biped and second half quadruped sign and signifies impressive personality. The first half of Sagittarius is human and the second half is quadruped. Depending on the influences on the ascendant and/or Jupiter, the sign Sagittarius usually makes their natives nature lovers, goal-oriented, clever, generous, cheerful, quick-witted, organized, philosophical, self-righteous or nit pickers, impatient, easily irritated and impulsive. The persons born under this sign are best suited for training or advisory roles due to their pleasant nature and analytical bent of mind. Depending upon the strength of Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn, Sagittarians play advisory roles and become businessmen, trainers for jobs, financial advisors, lawyers, legal advisors, teachers, physicians, religious leaders, etc. The influence of other planets on the tenth, first or second houses changes the professional pursuits. capri.gif (2330 bytes) CAPRICORN It is an earthy sign ruled by Saturn, the significator of dutifulness and responsibility. Mars, the significator of energy and ambition, is exalted in this sign and Jupiter, the significator of fortune and knowledge, is debilitated. These factors render the Capricornians ambitious, hardworking and selfish if not having a spiritual practice. It is the sign of practical realization. If Capricorn rises as the ascendant, the Ishta Devata (form of god for worshipping and meditation) would be Lord Vishnu. This sign rules knees and kneecaps, skin, bones and joints. As both the ascendant and the sixth house do not contain a mooltrikona sign then the Sun, the significator for vitality, would be considered as the prime determinant of health for Capricornians. If the Sun is strong, they enjoy good health. Otherwise, Capricornians have a sickly constitution and suffer from joint pains/inflammation, arthritis, general weakness, emaciated body, skin diseases and allergies, etc. The native may also have troubles resulting from over work and nervous disorders. Capricorn is a moveable, negative, tamasic, vata, female, semi-fruitful, first half quadruped and second half footless sign and signifies tact, cheating, lethargy and melancholic nature if Saturn is weak in the nativity. Capricorn rising gives good looks if Saturn is strong. The aspect of natural benefics to the ascendant provides charm to the personality. The negative influences on weak Saturn, as lord of the second house, gives an appearance of a person advanced in age, sunken eyes, wrinkled body, etc. The first half of Capricorn is watery and the second half is earthy. Depending on the influences on the ascendant, the sign Capricorn usually combines diligence and commitment with flexibility and adaptability and renders their natives traditional, levelheaded, cautious, thrifty, conservative, methodical, social, practical, with organizing ability, faithful, prudent, protective, dependable and persevering or selfish, rigid and resentful. Depending upon the strength of Venus, the Sun and Saturn, Capricornians become businessmen, agriculturists, lawyers, leaders, politicians, etc. They are careful with their money. The influence of other planets on the tenth, first or second houses changes the professional pursuits. aquarius.gif (2043 bytes) AQUARIUS It is an airy sign ruled by Saturn, the significator of dutifulness and responsibility. These factors render the Aquarians independent and prepared to go against the established ways of behavior, if they feel that in doing so they are morally correct. If Aquarius rises as the ascendant, the Ishta Devata (form of god for worshipping and meditation) would be mother divine, Goddess Lakshmi. This sign rules shanks, calves, ankles, shin bone, blood circulation, etc. If Saturn and the Moon are strong, the Aquarians enjoy good health. Otherwise, they are susceptible to colds and infections, and suffer from fractures in lower legs, cancerous diseases and wounds, etc., in the parts ruled by Aquarius. Rheumatism and arthritis are also indicated with age. This is the mooltrikona sign of Saturn. Aquarius is a fixed, positive, tamasic, tri-dosha, male, fruitful, talkative and biped sign and signifies characteristics like honesty, ideals and sensitiveness, etc., according to the strength of its lord. The body description resembles Saturn i.e. long stature, thin body and with prominent

veins if Saturn is strong. Depending on the influences on the ascendant and/or Saturn, the sign Aquarius usually makes their natives willingly to serve, helpful, with initiative, persevering and concentrated in work, active, courteous, deliberate, full of new ideas, decisive, humane, industrious, intuitive, scientific, studious, sympathetic, talented and unconventional or stubborn, rigid and impractical. Depending upon the strength of Saturn, the Sun and Mars, Aquarians become industrialists, leaders of the underdog, servants, thinkers, writers, religious teachers, etc. The influence of other planets on the tenth, first or second houses changes the professional pursuits. pisces.gif (2170 bytes) PISCES It is a watery sign ruled by Jupiter, the significator of fortune and knowledge. Venus, the significator for materialistic pursuits and comforts, is exalted and Mercury, the significator of intellect, is debilitated in this sign. These factors render the Pisceans romantic, imaginative, compassionate and generous. If Pisces rises as the ascendant, the Ishta Devata (form of god for worshipping and meditation) would be Lord Shiva. This sign rules feet and toes, lymphatic system, bones of the feet and toe. If the Sun, as lord of the sixth house, is strong the Pisceans are healthy. Otherwise, they have a sickly constitution, suffer from gout pains, joint pains, and disorders related with blood circulation, lymphatic system, feet, toes, bones of the feet/toes, etc. Pisces is a dual, negative, satvic, kapha, female, mute, fruitful and footless sign and signifies enjoyments, sensitiveness, etc. Depending on the influences on the ascendant, the sign Pisces usually renders their natives gentle, cheerful, empathetic, caring, devoted to duty, emotional, enthusiastic, idealistic, impressionable, intuitive, with moral values, mystical, philosophical, sentimental and tolerant or timid, vulnerable, indolent and ease loving. Depending upon the strength of Jupiter, the Sun and Mars, the Pisceans join the professions of commerce, development, financial advisor, legal advisor, training, etc. The person rises well in his profession and is generous. The influence of other planets on the tenth, first or second houses changes the professional pursuits. HOW TO ANALYSE CHARACTERISTICS The placement of a significator in a moveable sign makes a person dynamic in nature. The placement of a significator in a fixed sign makes a person less flexible in approach. The placement of a significator in a dual or common sign makes a person of adjustable nature. The placement of the significator in a fruitful sign indicates early gains while the placement of the significator in a semi-fruitful sign indicates slow gains. The placement of a significator in a barren sign indicates gains after lot of efforts. The fiery element makes the person energetic and agile. The earthy element makes the person a pleasure-seeker and persistently engulfed in materialistic pursuits. The airy element makes the person a thinker, creative and spiritualist. The water element makes the person an ease-lover and keeps him fully involved in worldly attachments. The positive element shows greater chance of success. The biped element makes the approach of a person humanistic in life and he is generous, helpful and respectful to others. SOME OTHER CHARACTERISITICS OF SIGNS Sex of Signs : Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius & Aquarius are male signs. Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces are female signs. DIRECTIONS OF THE SIGNS :

Aries, Leo and Sagittarius rule the east direction. Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn rule the south direction. Gemini, Libra and Aquarius rule the west direction. Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces rule the north direction. The directions in the prasna analysis are identified from the placement of the significator planet in a particular sign. Impact of Mysterious Rahu There are so many beliefs about the impact of Rahu in the horoscopes and different schools of thought about the same, in the similar state, ranging from Rahu's results as that of Saturn, as its dispositor, beneficial in the angular and trinal houses, etc., that it does not allow one to come out of the mystery easily. We can approach the multi-dimensional effects of Rahu in a systematic manner to clearly delineate its results. Benefic Results During Rahu's Sub-Periods Rahu gives good results only if it is placed in the good houses i.e. other than the dusthana houses (sixth, eighth and twelfth houses), is not closely conjunct with any planet or mid point of the house or closely aspecting any other planet and its dispositor is strong. In Systems' Approach, degree rising in the ascendant is taken as the degree indicating mid-point of each house. Rahu's location within 5 degree of the ascending degree in any of the houses is taken as close conjunction with the mid-point and it afflicts the houses of placement and aspects. Well placed Rahu in good houses, without causing affliction, and with strong dispositor, shows good results towards materialistic pursuits in its sub-periods. When placed in the ascendant, it activates the person and makes him dynamic and desirous of earning more and more without bothering about the ethical code of the society he is living in. In the second house, it makes the native a politician trying to acquire status in whatever field he is placed in. In the third house, it increases initiative and courage and indicates materialistic prosperity to younger brothers. In the fourth house, it impels one to acquire new assets, vehicles and use of even unfair means for advancement of education and professional matters. In the fifth house, it indicates gains from speculations and good intuitive faculty. In the seventh house, it indicates celebration of marriage, happiness in marriage, relations out of marital bond and visiting foreign places. In the ninth house, it indicates involvement in religious functions and desire for moksha without the corresponding sincere efforts. In the tenth house, it makes a person diplomatic, a good public relations man, a go-getter capable of achieving his ends through the use of vices. In the eleventh house, it gives unearned gains through corrupt/manipulative tendencies. The close conjunction/aspect of Rahu to a functionally benefic, well-placed and strong planet highly activates the significations of the planet in question and gives rise to short lived phenomenal results. Affliction of Planets When Rahu forms close conjunction/aspect with natal planets, it causes affliction and destroys the significations of these planets. The harm is less when the afflicted planets are strong and more when they are weak. When the planets are weak, badly placed and closely afflicted by Rahu, it is indicative of tragic happenings. When the conjunction/ aspect is within a longitudinal difference of one degree, the problems surface in the first sub-period of Rahu or the planet afflicted by Rahu. When this affliction is within five degrees on either side, the effect is felt at a young age during the sub-period of the afflicted planet or of Rahu. When the conjunction is wide, the impact is felt only in old age. When Rahu afflicts the Sun, it indicates problems to father, son, husband, heart, blood pressure and character. Rahu's affliction to Venus indicates problems to wife, marital relations, kidney, partnerships and educational pursuits. Rahu's affliction of the Moon is indicative of a sick and troubled mind, malfunctioning of heart, problems to mother and wife and property disputes. One has to go to far off places and suffer from home-sickness. Rahu's affliction of Mars causes wealth, inflames one's dynamism

and courage, diseases of impurity of blood and trouble to younger brothers. Rahu's affliction of Mercury causes skin disease, nervous problems, paralysis, lunacy, intestinal malfunctioning, constipation and confusion. Rahu's affliction of Jupiter causes malfunctioning of pancreas and liver, reduces hearing power, makes one selfish and immoral, gives problems to sons, husband, and father and gives a bad reputation. Rahu's affliction of Saturn is indicative of labor problem, bad reputation, rheumatism, spondylitis, excess cough and breathing problems. The physical ailments are more pronounced if the lord of the ascendant is weak, badly placed and afflicted. Results of Rahu When Not Afflicting in Dusthanas Rahu when placed in the sixth house during its sub-period indicates undiagnosed diseases, intestinal problems, losses through theft and fire, problems in job/profession and inharmonious relations with other family members. When placed in the eighth house, during its sub periods, it causes deaths in the family, losses, disintegration of families and obstructions to good living. Rahu in the twelfth house makes one vulnerable to addiction and gambling, gives threat of imprisonment, losses and expenses, problem of hypertension, thoroughly troubled domestic peace when near the most effective point. It causes health problems, losses through cheating, tendency for excessive indulgence in materialism, mental unrest and problem to parents. AFFLICTING RAHU AT MOST EFFECTIVE POINTS OF VARIOUS HOUSES When Rahu afflicts closely the mid-point of a house which contains a mooltrikona sign and the dispositor is weak, impact in various houses is as under : First House: Physical retardation and acute health problems, problems in marital life, problems to male children and father. Second House: Disintegration of family, divorce, loss of status, wealth and reputation, intestinal problems and problems to father. Third House: Sinful deeds, lying, disturbed marital life, retarded physical growth, problems to father and earnings through foul means. Fourth House: Destroys domestic peace and professional growth, causes accidents and inauspicious happenings, wasteful expenses and losses. Fifth House: Loss of semen, lack of progeny, health problems to father, elder brother and self. Earnings through undesirable means. Sixth House: Chronic illness, stomach ulcer, acidity, losses through thefts and fire, threat of imprisonment, disputes and disturbed family life. Seventh House: Extra marital relationships, ill health to self and spouse, venereal diseases, skin diseases, problems to brothers and resorting to corrupt practices and gambling. Eighth House: Accidents, involvement in scandals, family disputes, separation, piles, eye troubles and loss of domestic peace.

Ninth House: Problems to self, father, children and younger brothers. Makes one totally immoral. One resorts to vices and gambling. Tenth House: Causes termination due to use of corrupt practices, destroys assets, problems of blood pressure and makes the native a liar. Eleventh House: Income through corrupt practices, spoils health of spouse and troubled marital relations. Native uses unfair means and operates in a deceptive way. Twelfth House: Makes one an addict and gambler, threat of imprisonment, losses and expenses, problem of hypertension, thoroughly troubled domestic peace. Transit Influence of Rahu Transit influence of Rahu is more or less indicative of troubles and tensions. Transit relationship through close aspect/conjunction with weak planet is felt when the longitudinal difference is five degrees and with the grave situation at the time of exact aspect/conjunction. The tension/trouble starts when the relationship is formed and ends when it separates from the close conjunction/aspect. In the case of strong and well placed natal/transit planets, the longitudinal distance of conjunction/aspect is of only one degree. The impact is felt with respect to the following : 1 . The significations of the houses where mooltrikona signs of the troubled planets are placed. 2. The general significations of the afflicted planet. 3. The general significations of the house where the afflicted planet is placed. 4. The general significations of the house of conjunction and the houses aspected if the conjunction is with the most effective point of a house. The impact is greater when Rahu causing transit conjunction is placed in dusthanas and when the planets/houses involved are weak both in natal and transit charts. Rahu's close involvement with Venus gives an urge for carnal pleasures in the early stages of life and enjoyments through smoking and drinking, intoxication through other means, etc. Rahu's close involvement with the most effective points of the seventh, third, fifth and eighth houses takes one to premarital carnal pleasures and love affairs only for physical gratification. Rahu's close affliction to both Mercury and the weak Moon in the eighth or twelfth houses makes one a drug addict. I am sure readers will derive benefits from this in delineating the postures of Rahu in a particular nativity more clearly. RAHU & SPECULATION Gains are ruled by the eleventh house. Gains through investments are ruled by the fifth house. For these two aspects there are no alternate houses and if there is no mooltrikona sign then the houses are studied for other influences on these houses through occupation and aspects. Speculation is ruled by Rahu. Its intensity may be increasing with increasing of the influence of Rahu in a particular chart. The simultaneous impact of Mercury may inovlve the person in speculation of stocks and shares. The simultaneous impact of Mars may involve the person in speculation in properties.

Rahu rules greed, speculation, gambling, impersonification, misrepresentation, selfishness, cheating, manufacuring of spurious articles, copying and manipulations. The gains obtained employing the means signified are short lived and bring losses ultimately giving lot of pain to the person. The intense influence of Rahu can be wide pervading due to close conjunction/aspect and can be through the second, third, fourth, fifth, tenth and eleventh houses besides the ascendant. If the fourth, second, third, fifth and tenth houses are strong then the gains obtained by the person may be comparatively for longer duration but are ultimately lost. Impact of Exalted Functional Malefics in Astrology I am sure everybody would be curious to know the true colors of a functional malefic planet when it is exalted, whether it becomes a benefic or continues to act as a malefic, what type of results would be bestowed by this planet during the course of its sub-periods or when it forms close transit conjunction/aspect with natal positions of planets and/or with mid-points or the most effective points or MEPs of various houses. The issue of functional nature of planets stands discussed threadbare in the earlier chapters. To understand the impact of exalted functional malefic planets, we have to recapitulate a few preliminaries. That is, the strength of the planet, its placement, its relationship with other natal positions and the role of planets. The planets bestow two types of results: firstly, trend results during their sub-periods and secondly, the short duration results due to transit conjunctions/aspects of various planets to the natal positions. A house is considered strong firstly when its lord is strong and well placed/aspected, secondly the house is not closely afflicted by the functional malefics and thirdly the house is influenced by the functional benefics. First of all, we shall see how a planet plays its role and influences various houses. The first role of a planet is as a natural significator of certain things, such as, the Sun rules father, status, heart and general vitality. The second role of the planet is as a particular significator. The particular significator means the significations of the house where its mooltrikona sign is placed. For this purpose, under the Systems' Approach, the sign Cancer is considered as the mooltrikona sign of the Moon. The third role of the planet is its close relationship within less than five degrees. The fourth role of the planet is due to its placement. The functional malefics, when strong, protect and promote their general and particular significations. Similarly, when weak, they fail to protect and promote their general and particular significations. When they are conjunct with the mid-point of a house, they destroy the significations of the houses occupied and aspected except when this house is having their own mooltrikona sign. If they are not closely conjunct with the midpoint of the house they are occupying, they create short duration problems pertaining to the house of their location when they are influenced by the functional malefics in transit. For example, if the rising degree is ten in the Aries ascendant and the exalted Mercury is at 20 degrees the same does not afflict the house aspected but can afflict the planets aspected by it closely. Even if this Mercury is at 10 degrees, it will not afflict the sixth house as this house is its own but it will afflict the significations of the twelfth house and all such other planets which are between five degrees to fifteen degrees in the sixth and twelfth houses, during the sub-periods of functional malefics and the afflicted planets. The native will experience negative results of the houses where their mooltrikona signs are placed. To explain this clearly, let us take a few situations. Situation 1: Saturn, being a functional malefic occupies the eighth house close to the midpoint. So, it will spoil the significations of the eighth, tenth, second and fifth houses. It will also spoil the general and particular significations of Mercury as it aspects Mercury closely. The harm will be more if

the planets Venus, Jupiter, Mars and the Moon are weak in the nativity, while the harm will be less if these planets are strong and well placed. If Venus is weak, such a person may have a short or medium life span, loss of inheritance and divorce. Saturn will protect and promote its own general and particular significations but during its own period, it will also cause losses and expenses. Situation 2: Here, both the Sun and Jupiter are functional malefics. Jupiter is on the mid point of the seventh house and therefore, during its sub-periods, will cause harm to the significations of the seventh, eleventh, first and third houses while it will protect and promote its own general and particular significations. The functional malefic, Sun, is not on the midpoint of the house. During the course of its subperiods, the Sun will harm the significations of Mars, who is afflicted closely by the aspect of the Sun. During the sub-periods of Mars, as well, a similar situation will prevail. The results of afflictions are felt during the sub-periods of both afflicting and afflicted planets. Situation 3: In this situation both the functional malefics are in their signs of exaltation. The Sun is just on the mid-point of the fourth house. This will protect its general and particular significations such as increased inheritance, status to self and father, prosperity to father, while it will harm the domestic peace, assets, mother, set backs in career, etc. Jupiter is not on the midpoint of the house of its location, and hence, does not cause affliction due to aspects and placement. Its general and particular significations will be promoted and protected. Whenever transit functional malefics form close conjunctions and aspects with this Jupiter, the matters signified by the seventh house would be malefically influenced. The duration of such afflictions will be only to the extent of the duration of the close conjunction. Situation 4: The Moon and Mercury are functional malefics and the Moon is exalted. Both of these planets are afflicting the midpoint of the houses of their location and the houses aspected by them in addition to Venus. While the general and particular significations of the planets, Moon and Mercury will be good but tense, the significations of the fourth, tenth and ninth houses shall be harmed during the sub-periods of the Moon, Mercury and Venus. As both Venus and the Moon are afflicted by Mercury, it may cause severe health problems to the spouse of the native, his/her assets, mental peace, and he/she will have to face litigation in life. At the same time, a strong and well-placed Sun will bless the spouse from a highly placed family which will enhance the social status of the native. The good placement and strength of the Sun also blesses the native through income earned by the spouse. Situation 5: The midpoints of the fifth and the eleventh houses are afflicted by close conjunction/aspect of the functional malefic, Venus. The matters pertaining to both these houses will suffer. But exaltation of Venus will protect and promote luxuries in life, happy and long spell of married life etc. The weakness of Jupiter as lord of the second house, besides the influence of Venus on the fifth house, will deny the happiness of a male child. Situation 6: Here the Moon is not forming close conjunction with the midpoint of the sixth house and therefore, is not causing affliction to the sixth or twelfth house. The Moon gets strong on account of its being in the sign of its exaltation besides being strong in the Pakshabala (the strength on

account of its being in the bright half). Its placement in the sixth house makes it weak. Taking all aspects together it will bestow its results slightly above the average level. However, whenever it is afflicted by transit Rahu or Ketu, it will harm the health and financial position for short durations. The general significations of the Moon will be average. The particular significations of the Moon, that is, the significations of the eighth house will suffer to some extent due to its bad placement. Situation 7: Only Venus is on the midpoint of the eleventh house and it will deny happiness on account of gains from friends, emotional stability, male progeny and elder brothers. Venus in the eleventh house with its mooltrikona sign in the sixth house will give income through legal profession, financial lendings and by merchandising in the items of art, luxury and fashion. Venus will give beautiful and cooperative wife to male natives and will bestow luxuries and early marriage to female natives. The strength of Jupiter and Mars and their good placement will promote the general and particular significations of both these planets. Situation 8: The functional malefic Jupiter is not on the mid-point of the ascendant while the functional malefic Saturn is on the mid-point of the fourth house. During the sub-periods of Saturn, it will protect and promote its general and particular significations but will spoil the significations of the first, fourth, sixth and tenth houses. Jupiter's sub-period will bestow good results of its general and particular significations but may involve the person in short-term illness, disputes and insolvency. The transit afflictions of these planets to weak natal positions are always harmful. "Remedial Measures in Astrology" The divine science of Vedic Astrology unfolds the trends of life and tells us in advance of the favorable times as well as of the unfavorable times. It tells us about the periods which provide success to our endeavors. Similarly, it tells us the periods and the types of sufferings one is likely to face, right at birth. There are diverse views about the sanctity of remedial measures. Some of the learned friends opine that no benefit is derived by the performance of remedial measures. While some others opine that the performance of remedial measure produces good results. The experience of the author, however, is that the performance of remedial measures does help. The birth chart indicates competence of performance of remedial measures for warding off the evil/malefic influences. The success in deriving benefic influences and warding off of evil/malefic influences by performing remedial measures depends on more than one factor. Firstly, one has to correctly find out the significator(s) which is/are afflicted or weak; secondly, selection of remedial measures for propitiating the afflicting planets and/or strengthening of weak planets; and thirdly, selecting appropriate time for initiating remedial measures. In the case of the houses which are weak and afflicted and are not aspected by a strong functional benefic planet, the chances of effectiveness of remedial measures are comparatively weak. A strong Jupiter or a strong Sun or strong planet acting like a Sun or a strong lord of the ninth house in the nativity is indicative of performance of astral remedies and benefits there from. The success also depends on the right conduct of both the astrologer advising these remedial measures and the person seeking consultation. RELEVANCE When we read through the narration of Maharishi Parashara that the God has incarnated in the form of planets to confer on the living beings the results of their karma, we are confronted with the question of relevance of remedial measures to ward off the evil effects caused by the natal placement of planets on the basis of past karma. We find the mention of remedial measures for mitigating evils of inauspicious planetary combination in one's chart are found in our scriptures as well as in the ancient astrological texts and commentaries including Brihat Parashara Hora. Their history can be traced to times immemorial. Prasna Marga links the miseries/evils in one's life to the sins/bad deeds committed in the past/present life.

In Ramcharitmanas, Sant Tulsidas says that the evils cannot be fully mitigated by donations, reciting of mantras, yagnas, etc. without the righteous conduct, which clearly indicates that before his time there used to be remedial measures in practice and that the right conduct is also an important element of the effectiveness of remedial measures. In his great work, he gives us clues on how to avoid evils. 'Attachment' is the cause of all sufferings. One cannot enjoy happiness so long as one does not attain contentment. In Kaliyuga, he mentioned mere devotion to the God helps in mitigating evils. He goes further and says that evils can only be destroyed by the grace of God. In Vedic Astrology we understand the phenomenon of the God's grace coming through a strong Jupiter and/or a strong lord of the ninth house in the natal chart. As per Varahamihira, the evils can be removed by worship of learned persons, palliatives offered to planets, recitation of mantras, dana (donations), company of saintly persons, etc. Valmiki Rishi in his Ramayana also mentions a number of remedial measures. The role of remedial measures in Vedic Astrology is supreme. The indication of Vedic Astrology can be of use only if the unfavorable influences can be averted by remedial measures and the favorable influences can be enhanced. The remedial measures are prescribed for all the horoscopes interpreted by us and have been found to be useful to such an extent that the natives, who had planetary configurations for the dreaded diseases like cancer, could avoid these during the indicating sub-periods of planets creating such afflictions. However, a few illustrations are being given in this chapter, as well, to show the efficacy of the astral remedies in all walks of life. Female born 15th May, 1962, 1130Hrs, 26.29N 80.12E TZ 5:30 The native was having problems in conception after her marriage. Astrological help was sought. As there is no mooltrikona sign in the fifth house, we shall concentrate on the lord of the second house and Jupiter, the significator for progeny. No mooltrikona sign rises in the ascendant of sapthamsa in this case. The Sun being lord of the second house is weak as it is in the state of infancy. Jupiter is badly placed and its dispositor, Saturn, is under the close affliction of RahuKetu axis. Mars is yogakaraka for Cancer ascendant and rules happiness through progeny. Mars is well placed in the ninth house. In navamsa Mars occupies the ascendant and in sapthamsa it occupies the tenth house. Considering the sufficient strength of the lord of the tenth house it was predicted that the native shall be blessed with the birth of a male child with the help of remedial measures. The remedial measures for strengthening of the Sun and propitiating Saturn, Ketu and Rahu were suggested to the native who was blessed with a male issue in the sub-period of strong Mercury, in the main period of Rahu. Male born 31st March, 1960, 0800Hrs. 31.19N 76.26E TZ 5:30 This native had retarded growth. The weak Moon is having exact aspect from Rahu placed in the sixth house. The lord of the fifth house is weak as it is in the twelfth house. Mercury afflicts closely the most effective point of the fifth house. The native is physically well built as the Mars is strong in the natal chart but had got short temper, thievish habits and always used to be bewildered due to malefic influences on the Moon and the fifth house. Remedial measures for propitiating Rahu and Mercury and strengthening of the Moon and the Sun were suggested which have helped him towards remarkable improvement. Now the native is rendering useful service at the business place of his brothers. Jupiter occupies the ninth house in its own mooltrikona sign. Female born 26th June 1955, 1230 Hrs. 30.55N 74.38E TZ 5:30 The native was a severe patient of arthritis. Mercury and Saturn become prime determinants of health in this case. Mercury is weak due to combustion and old age. Saturn is weak because of its being in the debilitated navamsa. Saturn besides becoming prime determinant of health also rules joints. The functional malefic Sun closely afflicts the most effective point of the tenth house

ruling the knee-joints. Remedial measures for strengthening of Mercury and propitiating the Sun, Rahu, Ketu, Mars, and Saturn were suggested which have provided a good amount of relief to the native. Venus acting as Sun in this nativity is strong. Male born 18th December, 1951 0835Hrs. 27.35N 82.04E TZ 5:30 The native solicited astrological help when he was involved in a departmental inquiry without any of his fault and was further harassed by way of delay in his promotion due to the said inquiry. The lord of the tenth house becoming prime determinant of job is combust, occupies the twelfth house, is in old age and is in debilitated navamsa. The Moon is closely afflicting the most effective point of the second house ruling the status. The tenth house is occupied by two functional benefic planets which are in exact mutual conjunction. Jupiter is strong in the natal chart. The native was suggested remedial measures for strengthening of the Sun and Mercury and propitiating the Moon, Rahu and Ketu the performance of which brought end to the enquiry and blessed the native with a promotion. Male born 24th February, 1950, 1700Hrs. 27.14N 77.28E TZ 5:30 The native was dismissed from service in the sub-period of Saturn in the main period of Jupiter. Mars and the Sun become prime determinant of professional matters. Mars suffers from the close affliction of nodes. The Sun is weak due to bad placement. The exact afflicting aspect of the lord of the house of disputes to the ascendant and placement of the functional malefic Saturn close to the most effective point of the house of status indicate severe problems of disputes and obstruction in job. Mercury and the exalted Moon are weak as the third house and the ascendant are under the exact affliction of the functional malefic Jupiter. The native approached for astral guidance in January, 1991. He was advised that with the performance of astral remedies regularly he can be reinstated through a departmental appeal and without going to the court of law which could have taken a decade for the decision. A Kavach for strengthening the functional benefic planets and charities for propitiating the functional malefic planets were suggested. The native was reinstated in the sub-period of Mercury. Male born 17th November, 1957, 0515Hrs. 28.39N 77.13E TZ 5:30 The native was running the sub-period of Venus in the main period of Rahu. Venus is under the close affliction of Ketu. The functional malefic Mercury is placed close to the most effective point of the second house, ruling successes, obstructing the success of business enterprise, accumulation of wealth and addition to the family. Besides the affliction of Mercury to the second house, Jupiter and the Sun signifying a male child and business ventures are weak in the nativity. However, the lord of the fifth house is strong in the chart. Before the sub-period of Venus the native had seen the sub-periods of afflicting planets Mercury and Ketu. The native was suggested a Kavach for weak and afflicted functional benefic planets and charities for Mercury, Ketu and the main period lord, Rahu. The native was blessed with a male child, was able to construct his house and re-setup his disturbed business within the sub-period of Venus itself. Female born 11th September 1969, 0900Hrs, 22.37N 77.10E TZ 5:30 In this case the astral remedies were sought for persistent health problem relating to stomach, employment and fixation of marriage in October, 1992. Let us first see the reasons for these in the nativity. The lord of the tenth house becoming prime determinant of professional matters is in the state of combustion. Venus becoming prime determinant of health is weak due to the weakness of its dispositor, the Moon. The lord of the seventh house governing marriage, Mars, is in the state of infancy and weak. Saturn ruling the fifth house is weak due to the weakness of its dispositor. The significator for the husband is badly placed and afflicted by the close conjunction of the functional malefic Mercury. The native was running the main period of the weak Moon. The Sun is strong in the nativity. Astral remedies in the form of a Kavach consisting of mystical numbers for the functional benefic planets and charities for Mercury, Rahu and Ketu were

suggested. The native started keeping good health, got a government job in the sub-period of Mars, was married in December, 1993, during the sub-period of Rahu, and was blessed with a male child in the beginning of the sub-period of Jupiter. Simple and Traditional Astrological Remedial Measures Believing that the remedial measures do work, we link the effectiveness of the astrological remedial measures through the blessings of a strong Jupiter or a strong Sun or a strong planet acting like a Sun or a strong lord of the ninth house in the nativity. Such influence is indicative of performance of astral remedies and benefits there from. As per the light thrown by Sant Tulsidas, the remedial measures work if one has faith in the power of the divine lord and he/she offers charities, prayers, etc. with complete faith. When a person is impelled by the divine force, only then he/she seeks the help of astrological remedial measures. In the absence of strong planets representing the effectiveness of astrological remedies, the remedies take long time in blessing the native with results. The righteous conduct of the person practicing this divine science is of paramount importance. The remedial measures prescribed should also enable the person seeking help to be morally strong and advance towards righteous conduct for his mental peace and warding off the evil influences. SIMPLE REMEDIAL MEASURES In the application of the astrological remedial measures, the emphasis lies on the simplicity of propitiatory remedial measures so that the native, who has been advised these, can perform them with ease. The publicity by mouth by those who have benefited through simple remedial measures results in popularization of the Vedic Astrology and astral remedies. Although with literate persons simple propitiatory astrological remedial measures, sometimes, are difficult to be accepted for want of logic, yet those who have tried these have found them quite workable. While the simple propitiatory remedial measures did help to remove afflictions, the requirement was to promote various aspects of life by strengthening the weak functional benefic planets. Now, we would like to give description of simple propitiatory astral remedial measures for the functional malefic planets. The articles of food can be offered to birds/animals/beggars as a propitiatory measure as per the taste and color of the concerned planet detailed here under: PROPITIATORY MEASURES FOR THE FUNCTIONAL MALEFIC PLANETS

Now, we would like to give description of simple propitiatory astral remedial measures for the functional malefic planets. Articles of food can be offered to birds/animals/beggars as a propitiatory measure as per the taste and color of the concerned planet detailed below SUN: Offering of wheat and jaggery (Gur) to a cow on Sunday or daily as per the extent of affliction. Service to the father. Surya Namaskar at the time of sunrise. MOON: Offering dough to a cow on Mondays or daily. Service rendered to one's mother. Offering of rice to beggars. Offering of boiled rice with sugar to crows. MARS: Exercising patience. Helping younger brothers/servants. Prayers/meditation in the morning daily for at least ten minutes.

RAHU: Serving one's parents. Offering sweet roti with sugar stuffed in it and fried, in pieces to crows every day morning. Charities and service to lepers. JUPITER: Watering a peeple tree every day except Sundays or on Thursdays. Offering banana to beggars or crows. Offering a yellow colored sweet to crows. Service to preceptor. SATURN: Watering a peeple tree on Saturdays or daily except Sundays. Offering salty rice with dal to beggars/crows. Offering namkeen roti with mustard oil applied on it, in pieces to crows everyday morning. Donating black pulse or salt or mustard oil on Saturdays. Being considerate to the servants/poor. MERCURY: Watering a tulsi tree on Wednesday or daily except Sundays. Donating green leaves (Palak) to cows on Wednesday. Donating green pulses. Donating to orphan homes. Charities to poor students. KETU: Offering usual food articles to dogs. Donating dull brown colored items. Prayers to Lord Ganapathi. Service to elderly people and saints. VENUS: Offering fine quality food articles to crows like sweet rice made in milk burfy, rasagulla, etc. Donating silken clothes of bright colors. Donating sugar, rice and cooking oil. NOTES: 1. Performance in the morning after bath and before eating breakfast regularly gives optimum results. 2. In case the native is unable to do so as in the case of sickness or out of town or in the case of children, these can be performed by parents or spouse. 3. If the offering is not accepted by a dog, cow, another cow/ dog should be tried. 4. The remedial measures should be performed regularly. 5. Performance of any one of the measures for a particular planet would suffice. STRENGTHENING FOR FUNCTIONAL BENEFICS 1. WEARING OF 'KAVACH' (PROTECTING SHIELD) OR A SPECIAL POWER KAVACH. THE KAVACH OR SPECIAL POWER KAVACH CONTAINS MYSTICAL NUMBERS OF ALL FUNCTIONAL BENEFICS FOR A PARTICULAR ASCENDANT AND DISPENSES WITH THE NECESSITY OF WEARING GEMS, ESPECIALLY DIFFERENT STONES FOR DIFFERENT PLANETS. 2. WEARING OF GEMS FOR FUNCTIONAL BENEFIC PLANETS.

3. COLORS THERAPY. The dress of colors indicated against each planet when functional benefic on days ruled by the concerned planet, should be used. SUN MOON MARS JUPITER SATURN MERCURY VENUS ORANGE, PINK WHITE. BURNING RED YELLOW, GREEN BLACK, DARK BROWN, NAVY BLUE. DARK GREEN VARIEGATED, ROYAL BLUE.

TRADITIONAL REMEDIAL MEASURES The charities and prayers are prescribed for propitiating the afflicting planets whereas use of color therapy, gems therapy or Yantras connected with the planets are prescribed for the weak planets which are otherwise beneficial in a particular nativity. The strengthening should not be provided to the planets which are functional malefics for a nativity. For offering prayers the deities of planets are as under SUN MOON MARS RAHU JUPITER SATURN MERCURY KETU VENUS Fire, Lord Vishnu Lord Shiva, Water Lord Hanuman, Lord Siva's son following Ganapathi Bhairava Brahma Bhairava Goddess Durga Lord Ganapathi Goddess Laksmi

MAHA UPAYAS (ULTIMATE REMEDIAL MEASURES) For men For women Serving his parents and needy persons Serving her parents-in-law.

The blessings earned are competent to ward off evils of all types and specially of Rahu/Ketu completely. The simple propitiatory remedies are based on Bhoota yagyam, one of the five great sacrifices mentioned in Vedic literature and Upanishads, and the planetary tastes and preferences. For further details on application of astral remedies, electing auspicious time for wearing Kavach or Special Power Kavach and FAQs the interested readers may refer to our book, Systems'Approach for Interpreting Horoscopes. For ascendant-wise propitiatory remedies and case studies on handling progeny problems, psychiatric problems, marriage problems and financial prosperity through astral or jyotish remedies, the readers may refer to our book, Predictive Techniques and the Application of Astrological Remedial Measures. "How to Initiate Remedial Measures in Astrology" The very rationale behind the astrological remedial measures is to mitigate the evil influences occurring because of planetary afflictions or strengthening of the weak functional benefic planets in a nativity. The strengthening of weak planets gives good or desired results when it is initiated in an auspiciously elected time having strong planetary influences. The initiation time has to be selected and advised to the native seeking advice.

Maharishi Parashara stressed the importance of remedial measures and their effectiveness in three ways: 1. The planets can be worshipped through prayers, charities, devotion, etc. 2. The devotion has to be in a dedicated manner with complete faith. 3. Initiation has to be on an auspicious day and in an auspicious time on the advice of a proficient astrologer. Why an auspicious time? We are performing remedial measures to make good certain deficiencies and to mitigate the unfavorable influences. When the propitiatory remedial measures are started at an auspicious time, one may be able to perform these continuously without any problem. The desired strength of the weak functional benefic planets may be coming forth from the measures taken for strengthening the weak planets. As we all know, by word 'Muhurta' we understand the time elected for initiating a particular event, e.g. journey, starting construction, purchase of movable/immovable property, celebration of marriage, namkaran samskar, etc. The importance of muhurta is understandable as we firmly believe in the growth of everything as per the natal planetary position. The only difference between the natal chart of a person and muhurta is that while we have no control over the birth time, we can time the events for some auspicious planetary combinations. If the use of a gemstone or Kavach for strengthening of the planets is suggested at a time when the operating planet in muhurata/auspicious time chart is weak, such a gemstone or Kavach would not be in a position to bless the native with the desired strength. Electing Auspicious Time (Muhurta) When we believe that muhurta is a controllable factor, we should not hurry and wait for the suitable time. The following systematic approach should be followed:(A) Election of Sign in the Ascendant The ascending sign should be such that there is less number of functional malefic planets. To reduce the number of inauspicious influences we should restrict our choice to the signs Aries, Libra, Gemini, Leo and Sagittarius in the ascendant of the muhurta. (B) Strength of the Ascendant After deciding a particular sign, we should elect a time when the ascendant is in full strength i.e. (i) The most effective point of the ascendant should not be aspected by functional malefic planets. (ii) The lord of the ascendant should be strong and should not be under the influence of functional malefic planets. (iii) If possible, the most effective point of the ascendant should be under the close influence of functional benefic planets. (C) General strength

(i) We should try to see that most of the houses of the muhurta chart should be strong. (ii)There should be no concentration of functional malefic influences. (D) Strength of Significators In addition to the strength of the ascendant, the strength of the lord of the ascendant and the general strength of the muhurta chart, the strength of the significator signifying a particular event for which a muhurta is being elected is of importance. For marriages, for example, Jupiter and Venus should, prefereably, be strong. (E) Operating planetary period This is the key point and the very life of a muhurta chart. In the muhurta chart, the operating subperiod should be of a well placed functional benefic planet. It is preferable to have the operating main period also of a functional benefic planet. The remedial measures suggested after careful analysis of a natal chart and the time for initiation of these in line with the guidance do bless the natives with success. In dire emergencies these remedial measures for offering prayers and charities can be suggested when ascendant lord is strong and the Moon is rightly placed in the nakshatra of a strong functional benefic planet with reference to the ascendant of the muhurta chart. The practitioners of this divine science should follow righteous conduct that is free from vices, pride, greed, anger and jealousy. The remedial measures produce results when these are dedicated with devotion. The person performing astral remedies or who has been advised to perform astral remedies should also be warned by the advising astrologer for adopting the right course in life. A clue which comes from Sant Tulsidas is that a person enjoying divine grace is not encountered with tragedies in life. Therefore, in the initiation (muhurta) chart, the favorable inclination of Jupiter to the ascendant or the lord of the ascendant has to be properly analyzed. One should not be afraid of spending time and working hard for electing an auspicious time. Sometimes, even a few thousands combinations have to be tried. It is the experience of the authors that even in a year's time the auspicious spells of time may be quite few that is even less than five in number which can be adopted for suggesting strengthening measures for weak planets. In nutshell, we should select a time when majority of the functional benefic planets are strong. HOW TO PROCEED FOR ELECTING AN AUSPICIOUS TIME 1. Eliminate the dates when any of the planets is weak 2. Find out if the Moon on the auspiciously identified dates is in the nakshatra of a functional benefic planet with reference to the ascendant and the sub-period is that of a functional benefic planet. 3. Find out the beginning and ending time of the said ascendant. 4. Note down the longitude of the functional malefic planets. 5. Leave the time represented by five degrees on either side of the degrees of the functional malefic planets. For example if the ascendant has been elected as Aries and the longitude of functional malefic planets Rahu/Ketu is 27º and the longitude of the functional malefic Mercury is 4º, then we should finalize the time of muhurta when the tenth degree rises in the ascendant and this can extend to the time when the ascendant is 22º. Note: As a perfect auspicious time is rarely available, we have to try and work out an auspicious time with minimum weaknesses and no afflictions. We hope the readers would be able to elect an auspicious time with the above

methodology. As the ideal situation never exists, we have to see the maximum planetary strength which can be obtained in the given time window or in the near future. "How to Judge Debilitated Planets" & Apply Astral Remedies The classical texts/commentaries are in agreement that the debilitated planets result in losses, delays, miseries, etc. on the native. Still some classical commentaries like Jataka-Parijata, Phaladipika, etc. give combinations for cancellation of the state of debilitation of a particular planet if its debilitation sign lord or the planet which has the sign in question as exaltation sign, is in strength. These commentators further add that this cancellation of debilitation creates rajayogas, though with delay and the native rises in life. Whenever, the sub-period of a debilitated planet with debilitation cancelled, is in operation, it worries the native on account of the general and particular significations ruled by it. For judging the results of a planet, first we should see the functional nature of the planet for a particular ascendant and then for finding out the extent we consider the strength of the planet in question. If a planet is a functional malefic and is placed in its sign of debilitation it will produce bad results as per nature of the house ruled by it and of the significations of the house occupied by it in case it is located near the most effective point of the house of its location. It will also harm the houses/planet aspected. If a planet is a functional benefic but is debilitated it gives beneficial results to a very limited extent and fails to protect its significations when afflicted by any functional malefic triple transit triggering influence. When a debilitated planet is placed in a malefic house in a natal chart and its longitude is transited by functional malefic planets irrespective of the subperiod being in operation, it causes painful sufferings more severely to the native in comparison to a debilitated planet placed in an angle or a trine. Before taking up illustrations, we would like to add that the principles of neechbhanga rajayogas imply that while a planet or two might be in debilitation, certain other planets including their dispositors and ucha (exaltation) lords possess strength. The rajayoga is, in fact, caused during the ruling sub-periods of such strong planets and the sub-periods of debilitated planets surely cause suffering to the native. In general, debilitated Mars makes a person short tempered and prone to injuries and accidents. The debilitated Jupiter makes a person selfish and divests the native of the power to adhere to the social norms/morality. The debilitated Saturn gives unsuccessful struggle. The debilitated and afflicted Mercury makes one vulnerable to nervousness and paralysis. Venus, when debilitated, causes loss of comforts and sickness to spouse. The debilitated and afflicted Sun, weakens the soul and puts the father, husband and the son to trouble. The debilitated Moon creates worries on account of property and domestic peace as well as causes harm to the mother and wife. Rahu occupying Scorpio makes the native very active to follow materialistic pursuits leaving all social values and norms while Ketu occupying Taurus reduces materialistic possession and causes physical miseries. These are just general significations. The particular significations ruled by debilitated planets are different for different ascending signs. The positional strength i.e. (that is) the location in an angle/trine and aspect of strong Venus/Jupiter when functionally benefic, renders some relief to the weakness of the debilitated planets. The debilitated planets under the close influence of functional malefic planets become further afflicted and cause more sufferings. Male born on 3rd December, 1937, 0030hrs. 32.35N 11.33E (Click here to see chart) The lord of the ascendant, the Sun, is just on the most effective point of the fourth house and aspects the tenth house closely from there. The exalted Mars aspects the ninth house. The native was a top ranking government officer in the armed forces. The strength of Mars and its aspect to the ninth house, as also the strong influence of the Sun gave him a long lived father. The debilitated Moon afflicted both the most effective points of the house of its location and aspect as

also the Sun. But in case the afflicted houses/planets are not weak and the affliction is not exact the affliction causes only a tension with regard to the significations of the afflicted houses/planets. The debilitation of the Moon and the close nodal affliction to the same disturbed the mental peace of the native, caused ill health to his wife, incurred losses in rental income and encroachment on the properties during the sub-period of the Moon in the main period of the Moon. The native suffered setbacks in career during the sub-period of Jupiter in the main period of the Moon as both of these planets are in the state of debilitation in the natal chart. Male born on 14th Oct, 1962, 0519 Hrs. 28.37N 77.04E (Click here to see chart) The planet Mars is in its sign of debilitation. Mars rules the house of marital tie and inheritance. The most effective point of the eleventh house is under the exact affliction of Rahu and Ketu axis. This turns Mars utterly weak. Venus ruling the house of family in the nativity is weak due to infancy. Jupiter ruling the house of marital happiness and domestic peace is placed in the house of conflicts and becomes weak. During the sub-period of Mars in the main period of the Sun, another functional malefic, the engagement of the native was fixed and broken twice, and the native's father suffered from a fire in his premises and a raid by the income tax authorities. During the sub-period of Mars in the main period of the badly placed Moon the native developed a fear complex and became mentally sick. The functional malefic planets, Saturn and Mars, not only mutually aspect each other involving the fifth house, the sign Cancer and the lord of the house of disease but also suffer from the close nodal affliction, which is on the most effective point of the houses of its location. Male born 16.07 1948 1230 Hrs. 25.36N 85.08E (Click here to see chart) The lord of the tenth house is in its sign of debilitation in the chart. The lord of the house of income is in the state of infancy while Saturn is in the state of old-age. The weak Jupiter aspects the weak Saturn placed in the tenth house. The functional malefic Mercury is on the most effective point of the ninth house. The profession remained a constant area of worry in the life of the native. The academic career was just average. During the sub-period of the Moon in the main period of Ketu, the native lost his job. Due to the inherent weakness of the Moon, which is unstable by nature, the career of the native has always been changing and had been to the dissatisfaction of the native except short interval of trouble free times. During the sub-period of the Moon in the dasa of Venus, the native's venture started in the sub-period of Venus in the main period of Venus was doomed again. Male born 5th October, 1947, 0435 Hrs. 31.06N 7710E (Click here to see chart) The weak Venus, being lord of the third house, is occupying its sign of debilitation; is combust and is placed in the house of status. The badly placed Mars ruling the house of fortune is also debilitated in the nativity. As Venus is close to the most effective point of the second house its impact in the matter of status/job became pertinent. The weak Jupiter is suffering affliction due to the close influence of Ketu and Rahu. During the sub-period of Venus in the main period of Jupiter, the initiatives of the native were such, which brought him humiliation; he was superseded and was transferred outstation. The sub-period of debilitated and combust Venus in the main period of Jupiter was very tense for the native with regard to his job. The afflicted Jupiter lacked capacity/power to promote and to protect its significations due to malefic transit influences. Female born 14th November, 1954, 1015 Hrs. 26.29N 80.21E (Click here to see chart) The Sun ruling the house of fortune is in old age and occupies its sign of debilitation. The so called neechbhanga rajayoga would have been created as both Venus and exalted Saturn are

with the Sun in the same house. The most effective point of the seventh house is under the exact malefic influence of the most malefic planet, the Moon. But the native had to face most unfortunate events in life. The significator for husband is placed in the eighth house while the secondary significator for husband, the Sun, is weak. She was deserted and divorced during the sub-period of the Sun in the main period of combust and weak Saturn. Though, there are other adverse combinations in the chart but the operating planetary period was of a debilitated planet ruling the house of fortune and being secondary karaka for husband. Male born 17th March, 1939 0528 Ws. 32.ION 74.14E (Click here to see chart) The lord of the eighth house ruling marital tie, longevity, nervous system and easy gains occupies its sign of debilitation. The Sun ruling the vitality is weak due to infancy. Saturn ruling the ascendant is strong in the chart. The Moon ruling the house of diseases closely afflicts weak Venus placed in the house of losses. Jupiter being dispositor of secondary significator of vitality, Mars, is combust and weak. During the sub-period of Mercury in the main period of the ascendant lord, Saturn, the native suffered from paralysis followed by death at the age of 49 years. In all the case studies taken up in this chapter the so called combinations for cancellation of debilitation of the debilitated planets were present but the same could not prevent the losses. The debilitated planets fail to promote and protect their significations until and unless they are strengthened. "How to Judge PERSONALITY & STATUS" The personality of a person comprising of one's physical appearance, one's intelligence and power of understanding and/or expressing oneself, is analyzed from the first, third, second and fifth houses. Outward appearance comprises of his stature, complexion, features, proportion of limbs, etc. and is judged from the ascendant. The personality as a whole is analyzed with the help of the ascendant, its lord, planets associated with them and the other planets signifying various personality traits depending upon their strength. In case there is no mooltrikona sign in the first house then the role of the lord of the ascendant is played by the lord of the third house containing the mooltrikona sign. And if there is no mooltrikona sign in the third house, too, then the role of the lord of the ascendant is played by the lord of the second house. The planets rule different personality traits. The Sun rules the quality of administering and leadership; the Moon rules the quality of understanding, hospitality and imagination; Mars rules the quality of controlling through physical and rational power; Mercury rules the qualities of discrimination, confidence and analysis; Jupiter rules the qualities of benevolence, kindness, sincerity, morality, discipline and generosity; Venus rules the qualities of etiquette, understandable disposition, club-ability, team spirit and benevolence; Saturn rules the traits of selfishness, insecurity, savings, miserliness, cheating, and it does not bother for morals in its pursuits; Rahu has qualities like a weak Saturn in addition to being manipulative; and Ketu has characteristic of causing miseries to native so far as materialism is concerned and turns one towards spirituality. General health, status and span of life depends upon the ascendant, its lord and the karaka for vitality, the Sun. For health the lord of the sixth house, if containing a mooltrikona sign, becomes additional prime determinant. For longevity the lord of the eighth house, if containing a mooltrikona sign, becomes additional prime determinant. If the ascendant lord is strong and well placed with a strong Sun, and favorable planetary periods operate, a person enjoys name and fame in life. The planets occupying the ascendant and associating with its lord and significators, the Sun and Mars, exert great influence on the personality of the native depending upon the functional nature of these planets. The planets influencing the ascendant give different physical personality traits covering stature, complexion, built and disposition. The Sun gives a square body, majestic appearance, powerful speech, scanty hair, honey colored eyes, wheatish complexion and makes a person courageous and bestows administrative capabilities. The Moon gives fair complexion, pleasant speech, caring and easy going attitude and depending upon its strength gives a corpulent or a slim body. Mars

gives a short stature and a stout body, red eyes, thin waist and reddish complexion. Mercury gives attractive features, well proportioned body, large eyes, witticism and fair complexion. Jupiter gives golden complexion, impressive and magnificent disposition, thin brown hair, tawny eyes, large body when found strong in the nativity. Venus gives a charming appearance, sharp and beautiful facial cuts, beautiful and large eyes, dark bright and slightly thick curly hair. Saturn gives an emaciated body, long stature, brown and sunken eyes, protruding teeth, dark complexion, prominent veins, wrinkles, long hands and face. When Saturn is weak it gives lazy and melancholic nature, coarse and excessive hair. Comprehending Systems' Approach is pertinent as each horoscope is a unique entity in itself and the planetary configurations with reference to relative placement of planet hardly stand any chance of repetition. Even in the case of twins the operating periods and the most effective points of various houses change and the transit effects on such different planetary periods are different on different timings. Say for example, the sub-period of Mars in the main period of Jupiter starts a month later in the case of one of the twins but the transit position of planets after one month will be quite different. Transit is an integral part of the Systems' Approach and the triple transit triggering influence of functional malefic planets over the most effective points of the houses as well as planets, which are weak and afflicted in a nativity, causes sufferings. Many points will come up during the course of discussing the illustrations. Male born 14th December, 1946, 0927 AM 28.39N (Click here to see chart) The sign Capricorn rises in the ascendant, which is not a mooltrikona sign. Jupiter closely afflicts Venus in the tenth house. The weak significator for vitality, the Sun, occupies the eleventh house. The weak Saturn plays here the role of the lord of the ascendant and is closely aspected by Ketu. No planet influences the ascendant closely. The sign Capricorn gave him fair complexion and tendency towards baldness early in life. Saturn gave thick eyebrows and thin stature. Saturn's mooltrikona sign is in the second house and as a lord of the second house rules family wealth and status in governmental circles. The strong Mercury placed in the house of gains in the nativity acted as the Sun. The native enjoyed position in influencing decisions of Govt. without occupying a formal position in it. The ascendant of the dasamsa is occupied by its lord in the state of exaltation. Due to the affliction to Saturn, the significator for longevity, weakness of Mars and the Sun and exact affliction of the functional malefic Jupiter to the lord of the tenth house, the native died at the young age of 35 years in an accident during the sub-period of afflicted Venus in the main period of the Moon. The Moon being dispositor of Saturn is placed in the eighth house and Venus is in degree conjunction with Jupiter, the lord of the twelfth house, ruling losses and end of life. The weakness of the fourth house, as its lord is combust and badly placed in the twelfth house, the placement of the Moon in the eighth house showered miseries on the mother from time to time by inflicting widowhood at an early stage in life. Male born 31st August, 1956, 0933 Hrs. 28.39N 77.13E (Click here to see chart) The sign Libra rises in the ascendant, whose weak lord is placed in the ninth house in the old age. Both the ascendant and the ascendant lord are not having any other aspect. The native is handsome, well proportioned body, tall and occupied a senior position in the higher echelons of the state administration. Jupiter, though weak due to combustion, also acts as a Sun in this nativity. The placement of the strong Sun and Jupiter in the eleventh house indicate gains of high magnitude through government. The placement of debilitated Rahu in the second house of the rasi chart and in the ascendant of the dasamsa indicated that the native may resort to earnings through manipulative means and may lose reputation. The weak Jupiter due to the combustion in rasi chart and debilitation in dasamsa is not in a position to keep the native in the moral bondage. In addition to Venus, the significant in the chart is the placement of the seventh lord in the fifth house, which of course, has given a marriage to the native with self initiative and emotional

involvement. Ketu afflicts Mercury with close aspect. During the sub-period of Ketu in the main period of Saturn the native was involved in scandals, was arrested and lost his assignment and reputation. Male born 26th September, 1936, 1045 Hrs. 31.06N 77.10E (Click here to see chart) The sign Scorpio rises in the ascendant. Mars afflicts the ascendant with an exact aspect. Jupiter acts as the lord of ascendant for identification of the personality of the native. Saturn, the lord of the fourth house, occupies the fourth house and casts exact aspects to functional benefic Jupiter, placed in the ascendant. The native was blessed with a short stature and thin built. The distance of Jupiter from the most effective point of ascendant has not allowed Jupiter to influence the stature of the native. The native took up career in educational field for medicine course, as a specialist, in a state medical institute. The ascendant of the dasamsa is aspected by Jupiter and Rahu signifying teaching and drugs. The onset of the period of Saturn gave tendencies for expanding in the fields of the property business. The twelfth house is strong due to placement of its lord in it which helped native with foreign residence and rich earnings from a foreign land with slight occasional tensions caused due to the affliction caused by the aspect of Ketu. Due to the well placed Sun, the significator for vitality, the native enjoyed sound health and is lucky to enjoy a long lease of life. Male born 4th October, 1945, 1945Hrs. 30.23N 76.46E (Click here to see chart) The sign Aries rises in the ascendant and the lord of the ascendant is strong and placed in the third house. The native has got average stature, emaciated body, and is extra energetic because of Mars, the ascendant lord, being close to the most effective point of the house of initiatives. The native has reddish complexion and a long face. The sixth lord, Mercury, though combust, retains some strength, as it occupies its sign of exaltation. The placement of both the Sun and Jupiter in the sixth house being primary and secondary significators for father and children and vice-versa have given lot of struggles and problems to the native both on account of his father and son. Due to the affliction of Mercury to the Sun and combust Jupiter, he suffers from cardiac disease and blood pressure. He was also operated upon for appendicitis. As Mars aspects the ninth house, the native took active part in leading a faction of society for building of a temple. The weak Jupiter and the Sun could not exert strong moral pressure on the native. Male born 10th April, 1948, 0400 Hrs (Click here to see chart) The native is of an average built, has thick eyebrows, pronounced nerves, weak eyesight, etc. giving clear-cut physical attributes resembling Saturn, the lord of the ascendant. The close influence of Mars on Saturn in the sixth house kept the stature of the native short and made him of quarrelsome temperament. From the seventh year of life started the main period of strong Venus, which forms Malvaya yoga and gave him education in the professional field of finance ruled by Venus. Mercury on the most effective point of the second house created many problems for the native on the family front. Strong Jupiter ruling the house of gains blessed the native with good sources of income. The ascendant, its lord, karaka for vitality, secondary significator for vitality and the lord of the eighth house all are weak which have given the native diseases of tuberculosis, blood pressure, jaundice, hypertension, etc. and do not speak well for sound health and full life span. The native is likely to have a middle life span. Male born 28th January,1947, 0430 Hrs. 18.31N 73.53E (Click here to see chart) The sign Sagittarius rises in the ascendant and the ascendant is not aspected by any planet. The ascendant lord Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house. Saturn becoming additional significator for

personality is badly placed in the eighth house. The Sun and the secondary karaka for vitality occupy the second house with Mars being combust. Mercury is combust and under the exact afflicting aspect of Rahu. The native has got a tall structure, complexion tending towards dark as the ascendant lord occupies the sign Scorpio. The physical health of the native is average. The mental health of the native and the righteous conduct are not good in view of the weakness of the fifth and tenth lords and position of Jupiter in the twelfth house. The native is licentious by nature. Due to placement of the strong Sun, the lord of the ninth house, and Mars along with the tenth lord Mercury in the second house, the native holds an executive position in a bank. Female born 20th August, 1950, 0655 Hrs. 30.55N 74.40E (Click here to see chart) The sign Leo rises in the ascendant and the ascendant is occupied by the Sun and Saturn and is aspected closely by Jupiter from the seventh house. The native has got beautiful square body, an oval face and well proportioned body of slightly above-average height. The influence of Jupiter on ascendant makes her appearance majestic and commanding. She is ambitious and likes to enjoy life as a king. The Sun brought her into contact with the govt. and Jupiter in the education department. The weakness of Mercury restricts the status of the native. The initiatives in life are for pleasures and enjoyment and the native is imaginative and enjoys married life happily. There are no close afflictions in the nativity. The traits of the Sun and Jupiter are quite pronounced. The well placed lord of the ascendant with functional benefic planet Mars closely aspecting bhagya sthana, ensures long lease of life with good health. The weak areas are of nervous tension due to Mercury being in the state of infancy. "HOW TO JUDGE A HOROSCOPE FOR ACCUMULATED WEALTH, FAMILY & STATUS" We analyze matters pertaining to accumulation of wealth, family life, status, speech, teeth, face, eyesight, and birth of a male child from the second house. The royal planets ruling the second house in strength with strong dhanakarakas, the Moon and Jupiter, indicate affluent financial wealth to the native, impressive speech, healthy teeth and well established family background. The indications change depending upon (i) the location of the lord of the second house; and (ii) the second house being closely influenced by the lords of other houses. In case the lord of the tenth house occupies the second house in strength, there can be increase in accumulated wealth through earnings by profession, and the status of the person may be elevated during the subperiod of a strong lord of the tenth house. A debilitated planet in the second house or the weak lord of the second house in its sub-periods may make the native vulnerable to relationship and status/job problems. One may suffer from the dental and throat diseases and there may be separation from the family. For speech another factor to be considered is the planet Mercury, the significator for speech. The planet(s) closely influencing the most effective point of the second house color the results of second house with the significations ruled by such planet(s). The status and wealth is linked with the significations of the house where the lord of the second house is placed. Like the second lord going to the tenth house may exhibit role of wealth in the professional matters of the native; the former's placement in the eleventh house indicates income from wealth in the form of interests and dividends; the second lord's placement in the fourth house may indicate investment in properties and vehicles, while the second lord's placement in the sixth house indicates involvement in litigation with respect to family assets and marital relations and placement of the second lord in the twelfth house may indicate loss on accumulations and assets during the ruling sub-periods of the lord of the second house. The close influence of strong functional benefic planets to the most effective point of the second house confers wealth and status to the person. The weak and afflicted planets may involve the person in scandals and may cause defamation. The second lord being weak and afflictions to the second house cause harm to physical attributes of a person e.g. vision, speech, facial beauty and cause marital discord. This house may inculcate bad habits, as well. The functional malefic planets ruling royal tendencies and functional malefic planets like Mars and Rahu, etc. give the habits of taking such food, wines and other intoxicated drinks which spoil the physical health of the person. The functional malefic planets Mars and Rahu may give tendency of consumption of

fried food, excessive intoxication and smoking etc. The functional malefic planets Sun, Venus and Moon may give tendency of consumption of sumptuous meals regularly, excessive use of which gives rise to diseases promoted by excessive cough, bile and acidity. If the house is strong, devoid of association of functional malefic planets and is under the benevolent influence of a strong functional benefic Jupiter the person enjoys a long disease-free life. We will see the results of the second house fructifying in the sub-periods of planets related to the second house through the charts discussed here under. Male born 29th September, 1932, 0500 Hrs. 28.21N 79.23E (Click here to see chart) The second house is ruled by Mercury, who occupies it in exact conjunction with the ascendant lord, the Sun. The combustion of Mercury has reduced its strength and the chances of earning and accumulating fabulous wealth. The placement of the Sun in the second house gave good status to the native who served as principal of a post-graduate degree college and later was elevated to the rank of a regional director of the university. During the course of his life, the native earned lot of wealth, was blessed with sons, and enjoyed comforts of enormous residence, car, etc. The presence of the fifth lord in the ascendant, that too Jupiter linked his career with education. The native got good start in life from the sub-period of Jupiter in the dasa of Jupiter, the fifth lord. Jupiter's debilitation in dasamsa gave the entry in its period in a private institution. Mars, occupying the twelfth house in its sign of debilitation, made him reckless in dealing with his subordinates and speaking to them in authoritative and harsh tone quite often. The advent of Saturn's dasa which occupies an exalted dasamsa blessed the native with regional directorship even after his retirement for two additional years. The close influence of functional malefic planets Rahu, Ketu and the Moon in the chart caused health problems to the native, his wife and his children. Male born 19th August, 1939, 0844 Hrs. 30.55 74.40E (Click here to see chart) The second house contains affluent sign Libra with Rahu in it on the most effective point and closely aspected by the sixth lord, Saturn, in debilitation. The second lord is occupying the eleventh house along with the weak ascendant lord. Both Venus and Mercury are combust and weak. During the favorable main period of Jupiter and sub-periods of well placed Mercury, Venus and the Moon the native earned and accumulated lot of wealth including fabulous wealth of spouse. Rahu, Ketu and Saturn closely afflict the houses occupied and aspect. With the onset of the sixth lord's main period which occupies the eighth house in its sign of debilitation in exact conjunction with Ketu, it posed obstructions and reduction in accumulations. Venus denotes income generated from the accumulated wealth as it occupies the eleventh house being lord of the second house and gave inclination to the native in this regard. The ventures started, though profitable in the beginning, in the sub-period of the lord of the twelfth house in the main period of Saturn resulted in losses by way of loss of crops of precious plantations, loss of property being left unguarded in a disturbed area and thefts in the sub-period of weak and functionally malefic, Mars. Mars closely afflicts the Sun and the native had to face very disturbing circumstances and undergo lot of unbearable mental tension. Operation of the sub-period of the lord of the eighth house in the main period of the sixth lord created all types of undesirable situations for the native and brought him to the brink of bankruptcy. Male born 27th July, 1955, 2230 Hrs. 28.37N 77.04E. (Click here to see chart) The native of this chart has sign Aries in the second house whose lord in its sign of debilitation

and in a state of combustion, occupies the fifth house. As per lordship, placement and close conjunction of Jupiter, Mars draws some strength. Both Jupiter and Mars influence the most effective points of the houses occupied and aspected. In addition to Mars, Venus, Mercury and Jupiter are also weak due to combustion. The native has very delicate health due to the weakness of all planets. The close conjunction of the tenth lord and the lord of the second house in the fifth house indicates mental avocation through which native has secured reasonable comforts in life. The close influence of the lord of the twelfth house on the Moon, Mars and Jupiter has given him tendencies of enjoyment and indulging in intoxication. The weak position of the lord of the second house has allowed a small accumulation of wealth. The marital relations of the native also remain strained but continuance of family life goes on and there appears to be no breakage in the marital tie. The exalted lord of the tenth house in conjunction with Mars in the fifth house provides some strength to the otherwise very weak combinations. The debilitation of the second lord, Mars, and the twelfth lord's aspect to it has given him habit of regular drinking and excessive smoking which is posing major hazard to the fragile health of the native resulting in persistent general debility. The passage of Ketu over natal Venus and Mercury in April, 91, gave the native pneumonia of lungs and reduction in income. His illness of about one month also strained the life of the whole family. Male born 31st January, 1960, 1100 Hrs. 30.55N 75.52E (Click here to see chart) There is no mooltrikona sign in the second house. Venus is placed in the bhagya sthana. Rahu alone closely aspects the second house and that encourages the aspirations of the native. Mars, ruling enormous affluence, is closely conjunct with the lord of the house of income in the ninth house. The well placed functional benefic planets blessed the native with the family wealth with which the native started an industry. Saturn, the lord of the eleventh indicating source of income, is rightly connected with the industry. The eleventh house has the Moon in it. The other source of income to the native is parental wealth coming out of properties, etc. The native enjoys royal tastes in the matter of food habits and indulges in smoking due to the Rahu's close aspect to the second house. The ascendant lord and seventh lord's placement in the sign Sagittarius as also association of Jupiter exercises restraint on the native's food habits and the consumption of food is not telling upon his health. Rahu is closely influencing the most effective points of the houses occupied and aspected from the house of diseases and poses problems due to heavy smoking and intoxication during its operative sub-periods. The Sun is afflicted by functional malefic Mercury, which shortened the life of the father and caused death of a child during the sub-period of the Sun in the main period of Mercury. Male born 25th January, 1936, 0830 Hrs. 30.11N 77.18E (Click here to see chart) There is no mooltrikona sign in the second house. The strong Jupiter is placed in the tenth house. Jupiter rules the eleventh house and its connection with the tenth house shows considerable income through his profession. Mars and Saturn are closely conjunct and strong. The native has earned a lot of wealth through his profession and invested the same in properties, which are fetching him income by way of rent. The lords of the sixth and eighth houses are conjunct in the house of losses indicating losses/expenses/litigation and severe health problems during their periods. The native's venture in production of textiles started in partnership, however, resulted in a loss and the native had to come back to the management of the industry owned by others. The operational sub-period of Mars in the dasa of Saturn gave him an initiative and he drew large financial benefits as a managing director of a reputed textile mill. Rahu, the next sub-period lord, placed in the eleventh house blessed him with fluctuating income, excessive in the first instance. As Rahu and Ketu do not have any connection with the second house, the native is not given to any vices. The native started suffering from amnesia in the sub-period of the Moon in the main period of Mercury.

"HOW TO JUDGE EDUCATIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS THROUGH ASTROLOGY" Diversification of educational pursuits, increased expectations from children, persistent development, requirements of the society, advancement of technology and the increase in the rate of literacy demand further light on astrological analysis of the educational accomplishments of a native. Development in the means of communications and requirement of modernization in each and every field, be it farming, dairy farming, running a departmental store or even a restaurant successfully besides the courses in medicine, engineering, scientific research, etc., do call for an advance probe in the dark zones of mental capabilities and inclinations of a native in this regard. The problem of growing children and disenchantment of parents by discouraging results of their wards draw them toward Vedic Astrology, the divine science, for an assessment of educational accomplishments. In addition to the assessment of educational accomplishments, i.e. strength of vidya sthana, (second and fourth houses), significators of education (Mercury) and intelligence (fifth house and Jupiter) and the strength of the Moon, the following factors also call for consideration of: 1. Planetary periods in operation between the age of 16th years and 24th year of life, as irrespective of the strength of house and significator of education, the unfavorable operating planetary periods will retard the progress of education both academic and professional. 2. The tenth house, as the results of one's educational accomplishments are filtered through the tenth house, together with operating planetary periods also determine the area of vocations i.e. whether it is medicine, engineering, general administration, analytical, a routine job, etc. 3. The second house ruling the status and its relationship with the ascendant, third house, tenth house, fifth house, etc., as also the planets placed in the second house. The ninth house, as a strong ninth house has roots for rewarding the native for his efforts in life. The weak and afflicted planets in their dasa/bhukti between the age of 16 to 24 years of life do not allow the person to (1) acquire education suitable for successful vocation; (2) get a suitable job; and (3) timely settlement in life. Similarly, exalted and strong planets give an impetus to the academic pursuits of a person. The planets influencing the ascendant, the tenth house and operating between the ages of 16 to 24 years become primary determinants of one's educational pursuits. We will discuss some cases of (1) break in education; (2) pursuits in the field of medicine; (3) pursuits in the field of engineering; and (4) pursuits in general administration, etc. The significations of planets with regard to profession have been given in the book, "Self Learning Course in Astrology". The readers may also refer to our book, “Predictive Techniques and the Application of Astrological Remedial Measures” where this subject has been discussed in detail. The significations of planets fructify during their own main period and/or sub-periods as per their strength and the significations also are tinted with the significations of the houses where the lord of the tenth house is placed. Female born 24th October, 1964, 0800 Hrs. 22.35N 88.21E Time Zone 5.30 DST 0 The studies of the native were obstructed in the middle of 1977, after Rahu's main period started. Rahu is placed in the eighth house. In this case though the fourth lord is strong but the operating planetary period had the say. The significator of education is also incapable of providing protection due to combustion and the placement in the twelfth house. The lord of the second house is in infancy and weak. In view of these planetary configurations the native could not go beyond the tenth class in spite of his birth to educated and financially well-off parents. Mercury's sub-period in the main period of Rahu finally dropped the curtain on the scene of education. The lord of the tenth house is not only debilitated but placed in the twelfth house. The main period of

functional malefic and weak Mars was in operation prior to the period of Rahu. Male born 4th January, 1973, 2115 Hrs. 29.42N 77.02E Time Zone 5.30 DST 0 The fourth house of this chart does not contain a mooltrikona sign and is occupied by the functional benefic planets Mars and Venus. The lord of the fifth house and the significator for intelligence, Jupiter, is combust and closely afflicted by the Moon, Rahu and Ketu. The fifth house is occupied by functional malefic and combust Moon as also by weak Mercury, the Sun and Rahu in addition to Jupiter, and is subjected to complex influences. The Sun is in exact conjunction with the most malefic planet, the Moon, and is closely conjunct with Rahu. From December, 1987, the main period of the most malefic Moon started which is exactly afflicting the lord of the ascendant in the fifth house. The native developed strange behavior, enmity with his mother and left school. There was a break in education. The remedial measures for strengthening of Jupiter and propitiation of the Moon were suggested. The native rejoined the school and continued his studies. Later the strengthening of other weak functional benefic planets was also suggested. Male born 20th February, 1973, 2030Hrs. 28.37N 77.10E Time Zone 5.30 DST 0 The native of this chart left the school at the age of 14 years during the sub-period of debilitated Jupiter in the main period of Rahu. Jupiter is lord of the fourth house and is placed in the fifth house. Mars ruling the house of obstructions and death is closely conjunct with the most effective point of the fourth house and afflicts the seventh, tenth and eleventh houses. The significator of education, Mercury, is badly placed and the significator of intellect, Jupiter, is weak in the natal chart. The level of education attained spoils the scope of livelihood, income and consequently causes disturbance in the married life which is otherwise delayed. The lord of the fourth house is weak and the fourth house is also occupied by Rahu besides the severe impact of the affliction of Mars. Female born 30th August, 1965, 0430 Hrs 29, 10N 75.44E Time Zone 5.30 DST 0 The lord of the fourth house, Venus, is placed near the most effective point of the third house but weak as it is debilitated and closely afflicted by Rahu. The fourth house is occupied by weak Mars. The lord of the second house is in the second house but also weak as the most effective point of the second house is under the severe affliction of the most malefic planet. The significator of education is weak and is in close conjunction with the ascendant. The second lord counters the afflictions of Saturn to the tenth, second and fifth houses only to a limited extent. The Moon and Mercury are placed in each other’s house, which is good as both the houses involved are benefic houses. The presence of the lord of the tenth house in the fourth house and position of the lord of the second house in the second house indicates a profession for earning of wealth by the significations of Mars and the Sun. The placement of the Sun as lord of the second in second house and the close influence of Venus and the Moon on the most effective points of the third house connect the planetary influences with indications of the fields of medical education. The native is a medical graduate. The functional malefic Jupiter does not cause any affliction in the nativity. Male born 11th September, 1937, 0751 AM 30.00N 70.13E Time Zone 5.30 DST 0 Mercury, the lord of the ascendant, occupies the ascendant in its sign of exaltation. Mercury is in the state of infancy and is combust. The fourth house is occupied by its own lord, Jupiter. The lord of the second house, Venus, occupies the eleventh house. Mercury, Venus, Saturn and Jupiter become the prime determinants for indicating the line of education together with the operation of Mercury main period from the age of 16 years. None of the influences on the tenth, second and fourth houses are close except the aspect of Saturn to the fourth house. The lord of the ascendant Mercury and close aspect of Saturn to the ascendant sent him for an engineering course. The native worked with the Govt. as the Sun is strong due to its being in its own sign and receiving the close aspect of a functional benefic Jupiter. Weak indicators keep the level low i.e.

instead of going in for post graduation and graduation one may go in for the diploma course in the indicated field. Male born 1st October, 1953, 1739Hrs 28.39N 77.13E Time Zone 5.30 DST 0 The lord of the house of status forms close conjunction with Venus in the sixth house. There is no close aspect to Jupiter which is placed in the fourth house. The weak Jupiter closely influences the most effective point of the tenth house. The sign Sagittarius rises in the ascendant of dasamsa whose lord aspects the ascendant of dasamsa. The functional malefic Saturn closely influences the tenth, second and fifth houses as also Mercury. The influences of Mars, Jupiter and Venus took the native to the medical education on the teaching side. As already indicated, the influence of the functional malefic planets on a house disturbs the significations of the natal planets/houses afflicted but their close influence creates results connected with the significations ruled by them. Male born 22nd January, 1964, 1500 Hrs. 28.39N 77.13E Time Zone 5.30 DST 0 Mercury, significator of education and lord of the fourth house, occupies the seventh house. Mercury is strong. Strong Jupiter, the significator for intelligence, occupies the tenth house. The ninth house is occupied by Venus. The lord of the second house occupies the eleventh house, the lord of which is exalted. Good dhana yogas, Hamsa yoga and operation of main period of Venus, lord of the fifth house placed in the ninth house, indicated prosperous job. Due to the combined influence of strong Jupiter, strong Mercury, Venus and Mars, the native is a distinction holder engineer and enjoys government assignment. Male born 4th January, 1959, 2153Hrs. 20.29N 85.52E Time Zone 5.30 DST 0 Mercury, the lord of the second house and the significator for education, and Jupiter, the significator for intelligence and the lord of the fifth house, are occupying the fourth house. Both Mercury and Jupiter are weak. The lord of the ninth house, strong Mars, occupies the ninth house in close conjunction to the most effective point and closely aspects the fourth house. The Sun is close to the most effective point of the fifth house. The functional benefic planet Saturn is well placed in the fifth house. Saturn is combust and weak. Ketu closely afflicts the most effective point of both the second and fourth houses which does not indicate brilliant educational achievements. At the age of 16 years, the planetary period of Jupiter was in progress. The planets becoming significators of education are Jupiter, Mercury and Mars. During the subperiods of Saturn and Mercury in the main period of Saturn, the native went in for graduation in commerce. The results were average. As the lord of the ascendant is the Sun which is well placed the native during the sub-period of the Sun in the main period of Saturn got a job of finance executive in the public sector. "HOW TO JUDGE ASSETS IN LIFE" The learned readers are aware that for examining the net assets in life i.e. happiness, acquiring properties, vehicles and other valuables and providing comforts to a native, we consider the fourth house and the significators, Mars and Venus. Sometimes, the indications emerging out of these significators do not come true or match with actual circumstances. For a deeper analysis we take up the analysis of the chaturthamsa, the divisional chart meant for knowing the net assets. The lord of the fourth house of the rasi chart and the significators Mars and Venus act as prime determinants of net assets in life. If there is no mooltrikona sign in the fourth house, then the lord of the second house becomes the prime determinant of net assets in life. And if there is no mooltrikona sign in both the fourth and second houses, then the lord of the eleventh house acts as prime determinant for net assets. The planets influencing the most effective point of the fourth house become the secondary determinants of the net assets in life. If there is a mooltrikona sign in the ascendant of chaturthamsa then its lord acts as an additional prime determinant for the net

assets. While analysing chaturthamsa (D-4), we consider the ascendant lord of D-4 and position of the prime determinants of net assets in the rasi chart and the significators of the net assets in D-4. We consider the strength of the prime determinants for identifying the status of net assets. The royal planets, i.e. the Sun and the Moon; and the significator Venus, influencing the prime determinants, when strong indicate possessions of a royal nature i.e. spacious and palatial buildings to reside and luxurious vehicles, etc. The Saturn and Mercury, similarly, denote humble possessions whereas Rahu and Mars make one strive hard for acquiring luxurious possessions. Jupiter in such a situation denotes good possessions when in dignity and pitiable possession when weak. If the prime determinants are strong and additional prime determinant is placed in a benefic house, a person enjoys the possessions on a long-term basis depending upon the operating period of planets. If the prime and additional prime determinants are not strong, planets cannot sustain lifelong possessions. The effects of planets are closely related to their strength. By way of examples we would analyze the situation in a few cases. Male born 2nd October, 1950, 2320Hrs. 31.20N 75.34E (Click here to see chart) The lord of the fourth house, Mercury, is well placed but weak. Jupiter, the lord of the ascendant of chaturthamsa, is weakly disposed in rasi and afflicted in D-4. The Sun, though weak, yet is well placed and exactly influences the most effective point of the fourth house. The significator Venus is weak as it is debilitated and exactly afflicted by the Ketu-Rahu axis. Saturn, ruling the house of fortune, placed in the fourth house is weak due to infancy and combustion and is closely afflicted by Rahu-Ketu axis. During the main period of Jupiter and the sub-period of the Sun, the native was employed at a handsome salary with good perks. The job continued till the beginning of the sub-period of Rahu with some stresses and strains. In Jupiter-Rahu he left the job and started consultancy business which failed. The sub-period of combust and afflicted Saturn in its own main period could not even provide him a satisfactory job. In Saturn-Saturn, the native even tried to commit suicide owing to persistent failures. Coming back to our subject: in spite of good income in the sub-period of the Sun in the main period of Jupiter, the native could not acquire any landed property or a vehicle suitable to his status. The lord of the house of accumulation of wealth and status, though exalted, is in the old age and placed badly in the house of losses and expenses. Male born 15th November, 1931, 1723Hrs. 32.10N 74.14E (Click here to see chart) Both the fourth lord in rasi chart and the ascendant lord of the chaturthamsa is Sun, which is weak as it is occupying the sixth house in the rasi chart in its sign of debilitation and extreme old age. The Sun occupies the twelfth house in D-4. The significators, Mars and Venus, are in the seventh house in rasi chart and in the tenth house in D-4. As both Mars and Venus are functional malefic planets, they closely afflict each other and harm the significations of these two planets mutually. The native had a plan of acquiring a comfortable residence and a luxury car which he could not complete by 1988, i.e. till the age of 58 years. The prime determinant in debilitation, old age and bad placement deprived the native from the advantages of significations ruled it. The weak prime determinants if not strengthened either do not bless or snatch away the significations shortly after possession. Whenever a MT sign occupies a house in rasi chart or the ascendant of the concerned divisional chart, the strength of significators is of secondary importance compared to the strength of its lord. Male born 11th December, 1923, 2158 Hrs. 22.35N 88.23E (Click here to see chart) The lord of the second house, Mercury, becomes the prime determinant in this case as there is no mooltrikona sign in the fourth house. Mercury is combust and under the close influence of Rahu. In rasi chart, the significator Mars is weak as it is under the exact affliction of Ketu. The significator Venus is weak as it is debilitated in navamsa. The Sun becomes the additional prime determinant being lord of the ascendant of chaturthamsa. The fourth house is occupied by two

functional benefic planets which are not close to the most effective point of the house. Jupiter is strong while the Sun enjoys 84% strength. The planets in the fifth house, as per their strength, give results without many efforts. In chaturthamsa the ascendant is occupied by its lord, the Sun, which is aspected by Jupiter and Mars. Mars occupies its exaltation sign. Saturn is in its exaltation sign. Jupiter as dispositor of the prime determinant of net assets and the significator Venus is quite strong in the nativity. The native had been acquiring properties, luxury vehicles and had quite good success in his business ventures. Even at the age of 80, he was in a commanding position including health. He was a millionaire and enjoyed comforts of mansions, luxurious vehicles, royal travels, honor from hundred of employees, large family, etc. Male born 13th September, 1951, 0030 Hrs. 28.39N 77.13E (Click here to see chart) The lord of the fourth house in the rasi chart, Mercury, becoming prime determinant of net assets, occupies the third house in close conjunction with the lord of the fifth house and significator, Venus. The strength of these two planets depends on the strength of their dispositor, the Sun, which enjoys 80% power. The most effective point of the fourth house is closely influenced by weak functional benefic Saturn which also acts as Sun. Being the lord of the ascendant of chaturthamsa, Mercury also become the additional prime determinant of net assets. Mercury and Venus are together and well placed in D-4. The ascendant of the chaturthamsa is occupied by Jupiter and aspected by Saturn. The native acquired very good assets, easily. The significator Mars is debilitated but well placed in rasi chart and closely aspected by its dispositor, the Moon. Venus, the significator for vehicles, is well placed in the chart. Jupiter closely aspects Mars and reduces the impact of weakness of Mars. Male born 30th September, 1948, 1240 Hrs. 30.50N 76 (Click here to see chart) The native has spent most of his career-time abroad and earned good amounts. He had a large surplus for investment which he invested in a joint family property venture and was then in doldrums, what to do. There is no mooltrikona sign in the fourth and second houses and the lord of the eleventh house, Venus, becomes the prime determinant for assets. Venus is badly placed and weak due to extreme old age. The Sun occupies the ascendant of chaturthamsa. This gave mental tendencies of royal nature to the native. The main period of the Moon, the eighth lord, placed in the ninth house took him out of the country and kept there. The Moon exactly influences/afflicts the lord of the third house. The native was enjoying good status in the foreign land as per the nature of the Moon. As the Moon occupies its sign of debilitation in the chaturthamsa, the native who had invested all his savings in joint family property was then worried for his investment. The significator for immovable property, Mars, also occupies debilitated sign in chaturthamsa. The main period of Mars gave fears of litigations. As Moon and Mars in D-4 are weak, the native's assets have not been of permanent nature and worry-free. Male born 11th October, 1942, 1208 Hrs. 30.12N 74.56E (Click here to see chart) There is no mooltrikona sign in the fourth and second houses and the lord of the eleventh house, Venus, becomes the prime determinant for assets. Venus is weak due to combustion, debilitation and its mooltrikona house being under the close affliction of the most malefic planet, the Moon. Mars and exalted Mercury are combust and weak. The lord of the ascendant of chaturthamsa, Jupiter, becomes an additional prime determinant for assets. Though exalted, Jupiter is weak due to bad placement and extreme infancy. Saturn ruling the house of initiatives is weak due to its placement in the sixth house. The Moon, ruling inheritance, is well placed in the house of income. The lord of the ninth house, the Sun, is well placed in the chart but is weak due to the weakness of the dispositor. The Moon is under the close affliction of Ketu. The native took birth in a rich family and had been a senior service officer due to presence of the Sun in the tenth house closely influencing the tenth lord. The whole life of the native had been like a tireless vehicle being driven

on a road full of bumps. He was not very successful and satisfied with his career though occupying senior positions. His marriage was delayed, he had no male progeny, had strained relations with wife in spite of all out efforts of the native to please the wife. The well placed significators could not help much due to their weakness in the birth chart. The native could procure a flat and a car, etc. by selling off the agriculture land inherited by him. Male born 29th August, 1948, 2330Hrs. 28.39N 77.13E (Click here to see chart) There is no mooltrikona sign in the fourth and second houses and the lord of the eleventh house, Venus, becomes the prime determinant for assets. Venus is weak due to combustion, debilitation and its mooltrikona house being under the close affliction of the most malefic planet, the Moon. Mars and exalted Mercury are combust and weak. The lord of the ascendant of chaturthamsa, Jupiter, becomes an additional prime determinant for assets. Though exalted, Jupiter is weak due to bad placement and extreme infancy. Saturn ruling the house of initiatives is weak due to its placement in the sixth house. The Moon, ruling inheritance, is well placed in the house of income. The lord of the ninth house, the Sun, is well placed in the chart but is weak due to the weakness of the dispositor. The Moon is under the close affliction of Ketu. The native took birth in a rich family and had been a senior service officer due to presence of the Sun in the tenth house closely influencing the tenth lord. The whole life of the native had been like a tireless vehicle being driven on a road full of bumps. He was not very successful and satisfied with his career though occupying senior positions. His marriage was delayed, he had no male progeny, had strained relations with wife in spite of all out efforts of the native to please the wife. The well placed significators could not help much due to their weakness in the birth chart. The native could procure a flat and a car, etc. by selling off the agriculture land inherited by him. "HOW TO JUDGE A HOROSCOPE FOR CHILDREN / PROGENY AND LEARNING" The fifth house rules progeny matters, learning, emotions, good deeds and auspicious celebrations amongst other things. Progeny, emotions and learning are major significations of this house. Jupiter is significator for progeny and learning while the Sun is the secondary significator. Emotions are signified by the planet Moon in addition to the fifth house. Additional significator for learning and application of acquired knowledge is the planet Mercury. Small family norm is the order of the day, especially in India. Consequent upon this social change, all rules of classical texts regarding number of issues etc. have become inapplicable. Still majority of people in India and many other countries of the world like to have at least one male issue. This is also necessary for continuance of the society. Apart from having both male and female children, the happiness to be derived from the male progeny is the next question. There are numerous combinations on the birth of a son or happiness there from. Generally, the strength of Jupiter, the significator for male progeny, the fifth and second houses and their lords together with the operation of suitable sub-periods bless the native with happiness. The Sun is secondary significator for the birth of a male child. The planets connected with the ascendant in sapthamsa, the divisional chart for analysing the progeny matters, when auspiciously placed, promote the matters of progeny. While the male planets so connected occupying male signs bless the native with male progeny, the female planets bless with female progeny. The effects of planets by occupation of a sign of sex other than their own also get changed. The strong lord of the fifth and second houses and the significator assure both birth and happiness of children whereas weakness and affliction signifies denial, grief and death of children. For example, any triple transit triggering influence of Rahu, Ketu or other functional malefic planet over the fifth lord and/or the second lord and/or Jupiter and/or Sun, depending upon the natal strength of the planet under affliction, may cause suffering on account of loss of a son, running away of a son from home, son going astray, etc. For birth of a male child and its long life we consider the strength of the fifth house and of the

second house, especially in case there is no mooltrikona sign in the fifth house. The second house signifies continuance of the family line. The happiness from the male progeny is seen from the tenth house. The influence of the functional malefic planets on the tenth house makes the person cruel and selfish which results in suffering to the male children or denial of a male child thereby reducing the happiness to the native on account of the male progeny. The influence of functional benefic planets on the most effective points of the tenth house counter the impact of other planets and increase the happiness through male progeny. The lord of the fifth house by way of its placement also indicates the areas of emotional attachment. If it is influenced by the Moon a person becomes highly emotional. The fifth lord's exchange of place or association with the lord of the seventh house may involve the person in love affairs culminating in marriage especially when the combination is energized with the association of Mars or Rahu. Such a combination also indicates extra marital relations in the mutual main/sub-periods of the fifth lord and Mars/Rahu. Restraint, if at all, is only provided by a powerful Jupiter. The fifth house rules learning. In case there is no mooltrikona sign in the fifth house, then the second house containing a mooltrikona sign is considered for identifying learning. The planets exert influence over the native with regard to their significations. The Sun and Jupiter if connected powerfully, turn the native to spiritual advancement. Mercury makes a man research scholar and blesses the native with analytical powers resulting in fruitful contributions to the society by way of innovations/professional services. Venus, when strong, gives the inclinations for creativity and writing especially if being the lord of the fifth house it is placed in the third house ruling communications. The Moon gives emotional attachment and pursuit of royal comforts. The dreams are fulfilled if the significators are strong and the favorable planets operate at appropriate times in life. Further analysis may come during the course of illustrations of case studies. Female born 25th March, 1958, 1130Hrs. 28.39N 77.13E (Click here to see chart) The lord of the seventh house in close conjunction with Rahu is placed in the fifth house. The lord of the fourth house, ruling chastity, is debilitated both in rasi and navamsa charts. Saturn and the Sun are debilitated in navamsa. The influence of Rahu on the seventh lord in the fifth house and placement of the fifth lord in the eighth house made the native highly passionate hankering after physical gratifications and it resulted into an emotional-cum-physical relationship with an out of caste boy. The native insisted in marrying her paramour against all friendly and parental advice. The relationship dates back to Rahu's main period and Saturn's sub-period. The weakness of planets and affliction to Jupiter inflicted miseries in the married life. Firstly the native kept herself involved in a love affair for quite long time and then during Venus sub-period of Rahu main period had to go in for a marriage against all odds. The customs of the family of the bridegroom were just reverse to the customs of the family of the native. Rahu afflicted the significator for intelligence, Jupiter. The planet of discrimination, Mercury did not allow the native to think objectively due to its debilitation both in rasi and navamsa charts and agree to the advice of elders. The position of Jupiter, the Moon and Venus did not show chances of happiness from both husband and male progeny. Male born 4th October, 1945, 1945Hrs. 30.23N 76.46E (Click here to see chart) The most effective point of the fifth house is closely influenced by the functional benefic Venus. The lord of the fifth house, the Sun, who becomes prime determinant for male progeny in this case, is placed in the sixth house. The significator for the male progeny and intelligence, Jupiter, is also placed in the sixth house in a state of combustion. Mercury is combust and weak. Both the

Sun and Jupiter are within five degrees of the functional malefic Mercury and are afflicted. Virgo rises in sapthamsa ascendant whose lord Mercury is weak. Collectively the planetary position shows lack of happiness from the male progeny. The native does have a male child but instead of any happiness he is a cause of utter unhappiness for the native. His son left home and returned after months. He left his studies at high school level. The business started by the native for the son also resulted into a loss. Even the daughter of the native was a source of miseries, whose inlaws created problems time and again. The native is highly emotional. The placement of Mars close to the most effective point of the third house has made the native highly active and enterprising. Mars closely influences Mercury in the sixth house, and the most effective point of the ninth house and the tenth house. The influence of Mars on tenth house made the native an engineer. Saturn is weak due to its longitude being less than one degree. Saturn rules the house of income and is placed in the house of happiness but its weakness in its sub-period in the main period of Jupiter gave him sorrows due to transit afflictions. Male born 10th February, 1954, 0515Hrs. 28.37N 77.10E (Click here to see chart) The fifth house is closely afflicted by the most malefic planet, the Moon. The fifth lord being prime determinant of progeny and learning is in the twelfth house. Jupiter, the significator for male progeny and intelligence, is placed in the sixth house and rendered weak. Venus is weak as it is both combust and in extreme infancy. The wife of the native did not conceive even once as the lord of the house of obstructions, the Moon, is occupying the fifth house, significator is in the sixth house and the lord of the fifth house is in the house of losses. The native has got a very severe emotional setback due to this. No mooltrikona sign rises in the ascendant of sapthamsa. The fifth lord of the rasi chart occupies the second house in sapthamsa. Jupiter, the putrakaraka, is in the twelfth house in sapthamsa. Male born 24th December, 1958, 0800Hrs. (Click here to see chart) The fifth house is occupied by its lord, which is strong and closely influences the most effective point of the fifth house. Mercury, the tenth lord, and significator of discriminatory and analytical powers occupy the twelfth house. The ascendant is occupied by the lords of fortune, eleventh and the third houses. Venus closely influences the most effective point of the ascendant. The native is very intelligent and mentally agile. He went abroad for higher studies and acquired degree of M. Tech. He occupies a senior position in the Govt. executive cadre. The planets in the ascendant become weak due to the dispositor, Jupiter, being in the old age. The conjunction of the Sun and Saturn is good as both are functional benefic planets and are well placed. But resultant combustion of Saturn makes it more vulnerable to triple transit afflictions. Venus is well placed in the main chart but weak as it is debilitated in navamsa. Mercury, the tenth lord is under the severe affliction of the functional malefic, the Moon. The native was married in 1986 during Rahu/Venus. The marriage was solemnized in the end of Venus's sub-period as it is in its sign of debilitation in navamsa. On the progeny front in the first four years of his married life he could not get a child. After his marriage the native could not be blessed with a child up to the 36th year of age when he sought astral help. Jupiter is in mritavastha or extreme old age. The sub-period of Venus blessed the native with a female child. Remedial measures were suggested to the native, the performance of which helped. The regularity and performance of remedial measures with weak Jupiter becomes, somewhat, difficult and their performance cannot be predicted with certainty. Male born 18th September, 1951, 0915Hrs. 28. (Click here to see chart) The most effective point of the fifth house and Venus are closely afflicted by the most malefic planet, Mercury. The fifth lord is weak due to affliction to its mooltrikona house, combustion, bad placement, debilitated navamsa and weak dispositor. The significator for male progeny, Jupiter, is

in the sixth house. The secondary significator for male progeny, the Sun, is also badly placed in the twelfth house. Mercury is closely afflicted by the Rahu-Ketu axis. The fifth house and the fifth part of the body, namely the stomach are weak and afflicted. Due to the utter weakness of the fifth lord and affliction and aspects of the lord of the twelfth house, all the significations of the fifth house were marred. Intelligence failed and native took wrong decisions in life. The native suffered from stomach ailments for a long period running in years and died at the young age of 35 after prolonged hospitalization. The native was not blessed with a son. The involvement of Rahu with the fifth house did not allow the disease to be diagnosed and all treatment was based on presumptions. After remedial measures for Rahu, the disease was diagnosed and the native was operated upon. He recovered from illness but due to lack of intelligence did not continue performance of remedial measures and save himself from the afflictions to the fifth house. In shashthamsa, the divisional chart for the sixth house, both the Sun and Jupiter are in their sign of debilitation. Male born 6th May, 1950, 0500Hrs. 31.19N 76.26E. (Click here to see chart) The fifth house is ruled by the Moon which is placed in the tenth house. The fifth house is closely aspected by Rahu. Jupiter, the significator for male progeny, is placed in the house of losses and occupies a debilitated navamsa. The Sun, the secondary significator for male progeny, is also weak due to occupation of a debilitated navamsa. The lord of the second house is in the old age and badly placed. The functional malefic Sun is on the most effective point of the second house ruling the continuance of the family line. The afflictions caused by the Sun and Rahu and the operation of the unfavorable sub/main period did not bless the native with a child. No mooltrikona sign rises in sapthamsa. The native was married in 1977 in the main period of the Moon and Rahu sub-period. The whole main period of the Moon, the main period of Mars and Rahu's subperiod in its own main period could not bless the native with a child. The placement of the lord of the fifth house in the tenth house indicated mental avocation. The native is an engineer by profession. The placement of the lord of the eighth house in the ascendant in his sign of exaltation has blessed the native with good inheritance. Rahu's main period, which is badly placed and occupies the sign of debilitation in navamsa chart, and afflicts the seventh house of the rasi chart caused strains in marital happiness due to the physical and mental ill-health of the wife of the native. Male born 26th September, 1936, 1045AM 31.05, 77.10E (Click here to see chart) The lord of the second house is occupying the ascendant and is closely aspected by Saturn. The fifth house is closely aspected by the functional malefic Mars. Mercury, though combust, yet due to occupation of its exaltation sign and being in young age retains some power. Mars closely influences the tenth house. Rahu is closely conjunct with the most effective point of the second house and closely aspects and afflicts Mars. Due to the combined impact of Rahu and Mars on the tenth house, the native could acquire post-graduation in medicine course. Saturn's close aspect to Jupiter blessed the native with good status and wealth. Ketu is in close conjunction with the most effective point of the eighth house ruling marital tie. Similarly, Rahu is conjunct with the most effective point of the house of family. Ketu and Mars are closely aspecting the house of domestic happiness. Navamsa ascendant and its lord are being afflicted by Mars. These combinations have kept the native unmarried in spite of all material comforts as well as physical health at his command. The placement of Venus and the Moon on the most effective points of the twelfth and third houses, respectively, indicate good financial gains from foreign stay. Rahu's subperiod in the main period of Jupiter took the native to a foreign country in connection with his job. The Saturn's sub-period in its main period took him to the investments in properties. The significator for emotions is sitting in the house of younger siblings with whom he has significant attachment. Male born 22nd January, 1964, 1500Hrs. 28.37. 7.13E

(Click here to see chart) The lord of the fifth house is placed in the ninth house in the sign Aquarius. The dispositor of the lord of the fifth house is badly placed and in old age. The significator for intelligence and male progeny occupies the tenth house in strength. Mercury occupies the seventh house, in strength. The Moon, the lord of the second house, is well placed in the chart. The native is quite intelligent and took up an engineering degree course in one of the premium institutions of the country. The strong lord of the seventh house in the tenth house; the strong long of the fourth house in the seventh house; and placement of the lords of the eleventh, third and ninth houses in the eighth house shows earnings from a foreign land connected with authoritative assignments. The main period of the Moon from September, 1991, conferred high status and marriage. The Moon's period also revolutionized the emotional part of the life. The native has been blessed with a daughter and a son. "HOW TO JUDGE A HOROSCOPE FOR HEALTH, LITIGATION AFFAIRS AND FINANCIAL STABILITY" From the sixth house we identify the aspects of litigation, diseases and debts amongst other things. Fortunate persons having "divine grace" make use of astrological advice to solve various life problems. Amongst all other problems, the problem of health is the one which affects a person both physically and mentally. The physical and mental disability or disturbance (temporarily or in a chronic way) touches each and every aspect of life to the disadvantage of the native. The medical diagnosis, preventive or actual, have become very complicated today in totally polluted environment. In contrast to the medical science, Vedic Astrology offers human beings the advantage of knowledge of diseases from which a native may suffer during the course of his/her life. Again in contrast to the medical sciences it is Vedic Astrology which not only forewarns the native for the impending diseases but also helps in avoiding the same completely or partially by adopting suitable astral remedies, food habits, etc. How to diagnose diseases is the question which comes up next. The houses which are weak or afflicted or the planets which are weak or afflicted give diseases connected with the significations ruled by them. This is the golden principle which provides us the key to diagnosing the health problems and suggesting possible remedies. For example, if the significator of health, i.e. the lord of the ascendant and/or the lord of the sixth house and/or the Sun, is weak and at the same time the significator of health and the most effective point of the first/sixth house are afflicted by the conjunction/aspect of functional malefic planets and devoid of the aspect/conjunction of functional benefic planets, the native has weak constitution and during the period/sub-periods of the significator of health the significations of diseases are aggravated. The strength of the planets should also be seen in the relevant divisional chart with reference to the ascendant of the divisional chart. Debilitation, bad placement or affliction in the relevant divisional chart makes the planet weak regarding the significations of that divisional chart. Then the planets give us further hints. For example, weak/afflicted Mercury, being significator of health, may give suffering by way of nervous breakdown, skin infections or breathing problems, etc. Whether the diseases would be temporary/permanent is revealed by the planets which are causing afflictions. In case of natal afflictions with longer main periods like Venus, Saturn, Rahu, Mercury and Jupiter, the sufferings persist for a long time. In case of transit afflictions and natal afflictions by fast moving planets like the Moon, the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Ketu, relief is indicated comparatively earlier. While the ascendant and the lord of the ascendant, the sixth house and its lord, the Sun (significator for vitality), the Moon (significator for mind) and Mercury (significator for nervous system) signify the physical and mental health in general, the other planets indicate parts of the body governed by them. Moreover, the planets in addition to their lordships cause sufferings by way of significations ruled by them. Mars afflicted by Rahu or a functional malefic Saturn may cause boils, wounds, muscular infections, irregular blood pressure, impurities of blood, etc. If the Sun is weak and in conjunction with Mars and one of these two planets is a functional malefic

both the significations of Mars and the Sun suffer. The person, during mutual sub-periods of these planets, may have serious problems related with the general and particular significations of the Sun or Mars. The person, during mutual sub-periods of these planets, may have a fracture/operation of the part signified by the lordship of the Sun or Mars. Revolving around the foregoing general principles, numerous planetary combinations are seen which guide us towards possible diseases, a native may suffer. Afflicted but otherwise strong planets give short duration health problems pertaining to their general and particular significations. If the lord of the ascendant is weak and there are severely afflicted planets, a person is vulnerable to dreaded diseases like cancer, skin infections, cardiac diseases, etc. The other prominent significations of the sixth house are debts, disputes, enmity and litigation. The conjunction of the sixth lord with a particular house/planet in a natal chart indicates the area of disputes/diseases. For example; if the lord of the sixth house is afflicting the tenth house and the lord of the tenth house is weak, during the operational sub-periods of the lords of the tenth and sixth houses, the native may encounter disputes/enquiries with regard to his job/professional matters and problems in the knee joints. The involvement of the seventh lord/house in place of the tenth may indicate litigation due to the inharmonious marital relations. During the operational sub-period of the weak lord of the sixth house, in case the eleventh and second houses are weak, the native may contract debts which might become difficult to be discharged with. During the weak sixth lord's periods the maternal uncles of the person may suffer causing reduction in support to the native in the hour of necessity i.e. when native is involved in diseases/litigation/debts and needs help, his/her maternal uncles, the natural allies, may become incapable of offering any help to the native because of the sufferings encountered by them. Further analytical discussions will come up during the course of illustrations of real life cases. Male born 26th August, 1971, 2345Hrs. 28.39N 77.13E (Click here to see chart) Venus becomes the prime determinant of health in this case as there is no mooltrikona sign in the ascendant of the rasi chart as also in the ascendant of the shashthamsa. Venus is very weak as it is 100% combust, its dispositor is exactly afflicted and its house of placement is closely afflicted by the functional malefic Mars. The functional malefic Venus exactly afflicts the significator of vitality, the Sun, and combust Mercury. The functional malefic Mars is close to the most effective point of the house of its location and afflicts the third, fourth and ninth houses. Mars, the twelfth lord, is in exact conjunction with Rahu. Saturn becomes weak due to occupation of a debilitated navamsa. The Moon is very weak as it is in the sixth house and its dispositor is extremely weak. The house ruling health, the Moon ruling functioning of various organs of the body and Mars the secondary significator for health and blood in particular, are all weak/afflicted. During the Venus sub-period of Jupiter main period, both functional malefic planets, ruling the sixth and eighth houses, respectively, the native suffered from blood cancer and died thereof within a few months there after. Male born 4th May, 1946, 1718Hrs. 34.01N 71.34E (Click here to see chart) Mercury and Saturn become the prime determinants of health. Saturn also becomes additional determinant of health as it rules the ascendant of shashthamsa. Mars, Saturn, the Sun, Rahu and Ketu are the functional malefic planets. Saturn is closely afflicting the most effective points of the tenth, twelfth, fourth and seventh houses. Jupiter is afflicted by the close aspect of Rahu. The ascendant lord, Mercury, occupies its sign of debilitation and is closely afflicted by Saturn and Ketu. The functional malefic Sun is badly placed, debilitated in the navamsa and afflicts the eighth house and the house of status. All factors ruling health are weak and there are severe afflictions in the chart.

During the main period of weak and afflicted Jupiter and sub-period of Rahu, which are in the same houses both in navamsa and shashthamsa, the native was fully under the clutches of Rahu and resorted to gains by way of wrong means. As the myth goes that Rahu was detected in the last and was made to pay for his misdeeds, the native was also caught after initial gains. The onset of the main period of Saturn, the sixth lord placed in the tenth house, involved the native in a court case filed by him against his dismissal ordered by his employer. As Saturn is very close to the most effective point of the tenth house, he showed full effects of his rulership. He is continuing in the litigation without any respite in sight. At the same time the weakness and multiple affliction of Mercury gave him mental tension and sufferings on account of high blood pressure. The various sub-periods of other planets had further pin-pricks to add in the professional areas. The sign Aquarius rises in shashthamsa, the divisional chart for the sixth house and its lord goes to the eighth house of shashthamsa. The incidents predominantly happening in Saturn's main period relate to the sixth and the tenth houses. Female born 21st January, 1963, 2000Hrs. 28.39 N 77.13E (Click here to see chart) The Sun becomes the prime determinant of health in this case. Four planets are occupying the sixth house including the lord of the ascendant, the Sun, and the lord of the second and seventh houses in a state of combustion. They make the person vulnerable to health problems and losses through theft, fire and cheating. Rahu is on the most effective point of the house and is closely aspecting the Sun and Mercury from the twelfth house. Ketu is closely conjunct weak Sun and Mars and the most effective point of the sixth house. The significator for marital happiness, Venus, is in degree conjunction with debilitated and functional malefic Moon. The lord of the second house, Mercury, is also combust. The chart shows prominent connections of the spouse and family, with the sixth house and the functional malefic planets. Saturn is involved in the sixth house, whose mooltrikona sign is placed in the seventh house thus creating a relationship between the matters pertaining to the seventh and the sixth houses. The native was married in the sub-period of Venus in its own main period. The only positive combination in the chart is placement of Jupiter, the fifth lord and significator for husband, which has promoted the marriage of the native to some extent. During the sub-periods of the Sun (placed in the sixth), the Moon (debilitated lord of the twelfth house in the fourth house), Mars (debilitated ninth lord in the twelfth house) and Rahu, the native had disputes and inharmonious relationship with the spouse and had to leave the house of her husband twice. The sub-period of Rahu, who is just on the most effective point of the twelfth house ruling bed comforts, eluded the native from same by keeping her away (separated) from her husband. The author was approached whether the native should go in for a divorce and knowing about happiness from a remarriage. After considering all combinations/influences, the native was advised to perform propitiatory measures for Rahu, Ketu and the Moon and wear Kavach/gem-stones for strengthening Saturn, Mercury and Mars. Mooltrikona sign of Mars is in the ninth house, of Saturn is in the seventh house and of Mercury is in the second house, all are connected with general fortune and happy married life. She has been further advised to leave the idea of going in for divorce as the influences in the chart are likely to play a similar part in the remarriage, as well. However, the performance of remedial measures and the understanding of planetary influences in her case helped her coming to a compromise and improving relationship with the spouse. She was advised to control her nature of indulging into disputes on trifles. Astral remedies also helped her on health problems front. Male born 7th March, 1963, 0040Hrs. 26.53N 75.50E (Click here to see chart)

Mars becomes the prime determinant of health while Jupiter becomes additional prime determinant of health. The functional malefic Mars occupies the ninth house in its sign of debilitation and closely afflicts the Moon and the most effective point of the houses occupied and aspected. Debilitated Mars links disputes and diseases with the fortune. Jupiter, whose mooltrikona sign is in the second house, is posited in the house of domestic happiness. Jupiter is weak due to combustion and being in extreme old age and in an afflicted house. In navamsa Scorpio rises as the ascendant and Saturn and Rahu occupy the tenth house with most of other planets in the malefic houses of navamsa. Venus is the significator for wife and is exalted in the navamsa. Venus is weak as the most effective point of the house of its placement is under the close aspect of the functional malefic Mars. Venus is also suffering from the close aspects of Mars and Rahu and the conjunction of Ketu. Due to weakness of and afflictions to Venus his bride left his house within a few days of the marriage and did not respond. The native was in a fix that if the spouse is not interested, at least, there should be an end to the alliance. In the sub-period of Jupiter, which is weak and rules the house of family, proceedings for severing of marital-tie were initiated. The weakness of the sixth lord and affliction to the Moon gave sufferings to the native by way of mental maladies and erratic blood pressure. Male born 10th April, 1948, 0400 Hrs. (Click here to see chart) Saturn and the Moon become the prime determinants of health in this case. The lord of the sixth house is in the third house while the lord of the third house and the lord of the ascendant are in the sixth house. The location of Saturn in the sixth house, along with the debilitated Mars, has made the native quite quarrelsome and short tempered. The onset of the Moon's main period who is the sixth lord, involved the native in quarrelsome behavior with his wife. The miserliness of the native, which is a significant characteristic of a weak Saturn, was the starting point of the dispute as the native was not willing to give financial independence to his wife. The inharmonious relationship got inflamed in the sub-period of Mars resulting in a police case filed by his wife owing to the alleged cruel behavior of the native. The sub-period of Jupiter in the main period of the Moon was somewhat peaceful when wife returned to him after some compromise. Matters again worsened with the beginning of Saturn's sub-period. In the sub-period of the functional malefic Mercury, which occupies the house of family in its sign of debilitation, the wife deserted the native. In the sub-period of Venus, the yogakaraka planet, the native was acquitted by the court from the criminal cases. The trouble of the native came to an end only during the sub-period of Venus in the main period of Mars as Venus is rightly placed and is unafflicted. The reason for the long duration of the dispute was that from August, 1980 the native was in the main period of the lord of the sixth house followed by the main period of Mars, which being the lord of the house of initiatives, is placed in the sixth house. Persistent disputes and tensions cause severe health problems to the native including TB. The close affliction to the second house by the most malefic planet resulted in problems in job, problems in marital relationship and problems to his vision. "HOW TO JUDGE INITIATIVES, BUSINESS VENTURES, COURAGE AND YOUNGER BROTHERS." We analyze entrepreneurship, courage and power of understanding, leadership, authorship and the younger brothers from the third house. The younger brothers provide courage to the native and are signified by Mars which is significator for courage and initiatives. The authorship, which is a process of communication/expression of ideas, is ruled by Mercury. The third lord by its placement in different houses indicates the areas of initiatives and its success. The valor and strength of the native depends on the lord of the third house and the sign in which it is located. The planets in the third house also give colors to the significations of the third house in the matter of courage and quantum of courage. The lord of the third house also acts as the Sun. The Sun

and Mars give enormous courage to the native and if these rule benefic houses in the chart a person rises in life with his self-effort and occupies executive position in the Government, takes active part with distinction in sports, protects down-trodden and weaker members of the society. Jupiter in the third indicates tendency to share knowledge with others while unafflicted Mercury and Venus enable the native for analytical studies and presentation of results of their analysis for the benefit of others. Rahu makes a person very courageous for fulfilling native's never-satisfying pursuits. The placement of strong Mars and the strong third lord in a male sign, influence of other male planets over these and the third house and rising of an odd decante – the divisional chart for detailed analysis of the significations of the third house, promises birth of younger brothers and happiness from them. Female influences give birth of younger sisters and mixed influences give younger siblings both male and female. When both the third lord and Mars are weak and afflicted one gets sorrow on account of difficulties to younger coborns and do not derive happiness from them. His/her initiative is marred and creative and communicative faculties take a back seat. The ascendant lord joining third lord/house makes a person enterprising. The lord of the tenth house in the third house indicates an eventful and varied professional career; the seventh lord in the third house indicates self initiatives for marriage and residence abroad. The good and bad results depend on the strength and weakness of the planets involved in their own sub-periods as per their own nature. The lord of the third house in the ascendant blesses the native with initiative and drive. The lord of the third house in the second house blesses the native with status from one’s initiatives. The lord of the third in the third house makes a person an entrepreneur and brings success in the fields of marketing and media. The lord of the third house in the fourth house blesses the native with gains through properties and the business of publication. The lord of the third house in the fifth house makes the person creative and successful in research based studies/professions. The lord of the third house in the sixth house makes the person quarrelsome and the person finds it difficult to maintain cordial relationships. The lord of the third house in the seventh house takes ones to foreign lands or distant places and the person takes initiatives regarding his/her own marriage. The lord of the third house in the eighth house causes obstructions in one’s ventures, losses and frustrations. The lord of the third house in the ninth house or the tenth house brings success in one’s business ventures. One participates in religious and spiritual activities. The lord of the third house in the eleventh house brings financial gains through one’s business ventures. The lord of the third house in the twelfth house takes one to foreign land, brings expenses in connection with help to younger brothers and causes business losses. The lord of the third house brings results as per its strength in the natal chart read in conjunction with the transit influences from time to time. Illustrations taken up will help in analyzing the different type of planetary combinations. Male born 12th July, 1983, 1100 Hrs. 21.16N 81.42E (Click here to see chart) There is no mooltrikona sign in the third house. In such cases we see the influences on the concerned house and the position of its significator. Mars occupies the tenth house. Jupiter, the lord of the fourth house, ruling happiness in life, occupies the third house close to the most effective point of the third house. Any planet on the most effective point of the house of its placement influences the house(s) aspected by it as per its functional nature. In decante, Mars is with an exalted Saturn. The decante ascendant is Virgo. Mercury is placed in the sixth house and the Moon is in its sign of debilitation. The native has been blessed with a younger brother and is likely to take initiatives in life due to the support of his father as Jupiter, being lord of the fourth, occupies the third house. This is more so as primary factors governing health i.e. the ascendant lord and Mars are weak. Mercury is combust and in old age. Weak Saturn is under the close afflicting aspect of Rahu and Mars is weak due to combustion. From the end of the nineteenth year of life, the main period of Venus started. Venus rules house of accumulated wealth and family and is posited in the sign Leo in the twelfth house, the house of expenses and losses. Use

of parental wealth indicates losses on these accounts; firstly the placement of Venus in the twelfth house and secondly the weakness of the eighth lord due to combustion. The combustion of Mars, the significator for courage and initiative, is likely to give less courage to the native for facing challenges in life. Male born 30th January, 1978, 1330 Hrs. 30.10N 74.58E (Click here to see chart) The third house is occupied by the significator, Mars, in its sign of debilitation. The third house is closely aspected by the Sun and Venus. The weak third lord is placed in the fifth house. RahuKetu axis is on the most effective point of the houses and afflicts all the houses occupied and aspected. The Moon is in its sign of exaltation in decante. Mars remains debilitated in the decante while the lord of the ascendant of decante is placed in the twelfth house of decante. Due to the closest influence of the functional benefic Sun to the most effective point of the third house, the native was blessed with a younger brother in the sub-period of the Sun in the main period of Mars. Whenever Mars is in its sign of debilitation and the third lord has some strength, a brother is born after a gap of a few years. The debilitated Mars gives nature of reserve type and sudden rash outbursts whenever Mars is touching the ascendant, second house, natal Mars, Moon, etc. in transit and especially in the operational sub- periods of Mars. Mars in debilitation gives lack of courage, rashness, use of bitter and abusive language and passiveness. It reduces activeness which is one of the positive traits of Mars. The body tends towards fatness due to weakness of Mars. In the present case, Venus is combust and it poses threat to the health because of serious illness. The native had the habit of bed-wetting up to the age of 10 years which was cured by use of a Kavach. Male born 24th October, 1977, 0444 Hrs. 28.37N 77.10E (Click here to see chart) No mooltrikona sign rises in the third house and in the ascendant of decante. Mars occupies the eleventh house in its sign of debilitation. Mars is in debilitation in the decante, as well. There are no other close influences on the most effective point of the third house. The native was blessed with a younger brother after 7 years of his birth. The younger brother was born in the sub-period of Mercury which occupies the second house of both the rasi chart and decante being lord of the ninth house of decante. Mars when weak gives lack of courage and activeness, which is quite evident. He has a reserved nature and is an introvert personality. Mercury and Venus are also weak leaving no room for his being communicative and creative. Mars rules the eighth house indicating less/limited gains from inheritance. His father is in the Govt. service and has little chance of saving and accumulating wealth. Similar is the indication for the native as both the lord of the ascendant and the lord of the second house are weak and the second house contains a debilitated/afflicted Sun, lord of the twelfth house. Female born 4th June, 1966, 1235 Hrs. 28.39N 77.13E (Click here to see chart) Venus, the lord of the third house, is well placed in the ninth house. Venus is weak as its dispositor Mars is weak due to combustion. Mercury, the lord of the second house is also combust and in extreme old age indicating weak combinations for addition in the family. The native has not been blessed with a younger brother. Aries rises as decante ascendant whose lord Mars is combust and placed in the sixth house in decante. The strong Sun near the most effective point of the tenth house has made up the weakness of Mars to some extent. The native developed courage with delay and used to face difficulty in communicating with others. Venus is well placed and gives artistic inclinations and tastes. CHART 23: Female born 2nd October, 1973, 1600 Hrs. 76E47 30N43, India. The sign Aries rises in the third house and its lord, Mars, is strong and placed therein. In decante

the lord of the ascendant is exalted and Mars aspects the ascendant. The native is blessed with lot of initiatives and a younger brother. Jupiter is weak due to its being is its sign of debilitation and bad placement. The lord of the seventh house is placed in the eighth house and hence weak. The lord of the eighth house is in the ninth house and is closely afflicted by the aspect of Ketu. Saturn, the lord of the ascendant is strong in the natal chart. Though the native is educated, belongs to a good family and is employed with an airline, her marriage got delayed due to the weak significations pertaining to the marital affairs. For courageous achievements in life strength of the third house, its lord and significator, Mars, is very important. The enterprising nature is provided by Mars in strength and the planets connected with the third house in dignity. "MARITAL SIGNIFICATORS & SPL IMPACT OF JUPITER IN CASE OF FEMALES." The marriage, which is an institution for continuance of mankind, is both a bliss and a bane, at mental and physical levels. In fact, it is one of the major factors for the achievements of any person. It also coincides with the age group of a person, when he is fit to do anything constructive and at his own. Before attaining the marriageable age he is in his childhood followed by early youth studying and grooming himself under the guardianship of his/her parents and making himself/herself ready for shouldering the burdens of life and attaining the meaning of his/her life. The most active life of a person is between the years 25 to 50. This is the time when one can do anything with zeal and for promoting not only his own generation but for the growth of the society and the world at large. He/she requires a permanent partner for deliberations and taking decisions in the form of a spouse, who caters to his/her physical needs also. The attainments of a person in life are solely dependent on his/her successful married life. That is why in the horoscope the house in front of the ascendant has been allotted for the marriage inter-alia other things. All other houses i.e. including karma and general happiness of life are sidelined. So after the house of fortune and the ascendant, which sustain the person in his early life, the next in importance stands the seventh house, the house of marriage. Because only that person, who is blessed with the opportunities of a peaceful and happy married life, can maintain sanity and contribute his/her share for the growth of the society both in materialistic and spiritual fields. Whether a person will have mental compatibility with his/her spouse or not can be judged by consideration of relationship between the houses ruling the marital affairs and the sixth house. MARRIAGE SIGNIFICATORS (1) The lord of the seventh house containing a mooltrikona sign is the primary significator of marriage. In case there is no mooltrikona sign in the seventh house, then the lord of the next mooltrikona house signifying marriage (the second, fourth, eighth or twelfth house) is considered. For each ascendant, the primary significator of marriage is:Aries - Venus Taurus - The Sun Gemini - Jupiter Cancer - The Sun Leo - Saturn Virgo - Venus Libra - Mars Scorpio - Jupiter Sagittarius - The Moon

Capricorn - The Moon Aquarius - The Sun Pisces - Mercury (2) Venus and Jupiter are general significators of marriage for males and females, respectively. (3) Marriage can also take place: in the sub-periods of the lords of the remaining mooltrikona houses signifying marriage; and in the sub-periods of the strong planets placed in the houses signifying marriage. These planets become secondary significators of marriage. If the primary significator of marriage and the general significator of marriage are strong and there is no affliction to the most effective points of the houses signifying marriage, the marriage takes place at the appropriate time. The good strength of Venus hastens the process. The delay is caused by: (1) the most effective points of the seventh, fourth and/or second houses being afflicted; (2) The primary significator of marriage and/or the secondary significators being afflicted and/or weak for other reasons. (3) The general significator of marriage being afflicted and/or weak for other reasons. (4) The lord of the fourth house being utterly weak. (5) The lords of the eighth and/or twelfth houses containing a mooltrikona sign being afflicted and/or weak for other reasons. (6) Whenever the severe affliction involves the seventh house in the case of male natives they lack confidence in their physical power and delay the decision of marriage. The influence of the functional malefic planets delays while the influence of the most malefic planet delays inordinately and/or denies. The inauspicious influence of the most malefic planet cannot be mellowed without persistent performance of the appropriate astral remedies. The good position of significator planets with benefic influences on these, provide the native with timely and happy marriage making the life blissful. On the other hand if these significators are weak they make the marriage baneful on any of the following accounts: 1. The spouse may be ill tempered. 2. The spouse may have a dull attitude towards physical relationship. 3. The spouse/self may lack good health. 4. The marriage may be considerably delayed. 5. The birth of children may be delayed/children may suffer illness or early death/lack of progeny. 6. Lack of mental compatibility. 7. Divorce/separation due to any of the foregoing factors individually or collectively in the unfavorable periods in operation.

8. The vacuum in life created by marriage being denied. 9. Impact of separation forces i.e. the impact of the functional malefic planets on the houses/significators of marriage. Cent percent marital bliss is a rare phenomenon. However, there are cases where the discords in marital affairs are momentary. Vedic Astrology can be helpful in avoiding the circumstances leading to the baneful happenings by matching the horoscopes for mental compatibilities, supplementing the planetary drawbacks in the horoscopes of intending matches and seeing whether main period and the sub-periods in operation will have any bad effect on the marital alliance. Although it is said that marriages are settled in heaven, yet there is tremendous help which can be provided by Vedic Astrology in the manner mentioned in the preceding sentence and suggestion of remedial measures for weak planetary combinations as well as for the afflictions of malefic planets. Advance astrological advice and astral remedies for the impending circumstances provide mental strength to the natives for bearing the tensions and strains. We would cite a few cases where marital happiness eluded the married partners because of the problems in some of the fields mentioned above because of the weak/afflicted, ill-placed and malefically associated significators. Female born, 20th June, 1943, 0640 Hrs. 34.12N 74.24E (Click here to see chart) Rahu-Ketu axis exactly afflicts the most effective points of the second, fourth, eighth and twelfth houses relating to happy married life in addition to the close nodal affliction to Venus, Mars and Saturn. The lord of the house of marital happiness, Mercury, is badly placed. The lord of the house of family, the Moon, is in extreme infancy and badly placed. The placement of Jupiter in exaltation in the second house was of very little use due to the weakness of its dispositor, the Moon, and exact affliction to other factors brought out above. The placement of the Sun, the lord of the house of initiatives, has played the role of a sheet anchor in the life of the native. Her marital life was of a very short span, completely lacking in harmony. The native's experience with marriage was so sad that she did not venture for a re-marriage. Male born 10th April, 1948, 0400 Hrs (Click here to see chart) The Sun is the prime determinant of marriage in this case. The Sun is weak as it is in old age and placed in the second house the most effective point of which is closely afflicted by the most malefic planet. Mars in debilitation and Saturn, the ascendant lord, occupy the sixth house jointly. One of the major affects of such a placement in the sixth house is that such a person cannot go well/adjust with others including the spouse. There is no benefic aspect on the conjunction. The house of family is occupied by the functional malefic Mercury, which besides being debilitated closely influences the most effective point of the second house. The marriage of the native was completely on the rocks due to a long spell of separation and litigation. During the main period of the Moon the native faced separation, legal suits from wife for criminal charges and finally a divorce suit which was finalized only in the sub-period of Mercury during the main period of Mars. Because of persistent problems the person's behavior became close to being insane in spite of his being professionally well qualified. Jupiter's aspect to the Moon, helped in giving him some solace and keeping away from the idea of suicide. Female born 16th November, 1957, 0810 Hrs. 28.39N 77.13E (Click here to see chart) As there is no mooltrikona sign in the seventh house, Jupiter ruling the second house becomes the prime determinant of marriage. The most effective point of the second house is exactly under the affliction of the most malefic planet which turns Jupiter weak. Ketu closely afflicts the Moon

and Venus. The functional malefic Mars is badly placed in the twelfth house. The functional malefics Venus, Rahu and Ketu are placed exactly on the most effective point of the houses and afflict the houses occupied and aspected. Saturn being lord of the fourth house ruling the domestic happiness closely influences the ascendant and the seventh house and deals with unfavorable influences to some extent. The severe afflictions involve the planets and houses governing general and marital happiness. During the main periods of the afflicted Moon followed by the main period of the afflicted functional malefic Mars, the married life remained full of bickering and the native suffered ill treatment at the hands of her in-laws. Female born 10th February, 1954, 0515 Hrs. 28.37N 77.10E (Click here to see chart) The prime determinant for marriage is the Moon which also happens to be most malefic planet. Mars ruling the fifth house is badly placed in the twelfth house and is weak. The Moon is close to the most effective point of the fifth house. The strains in married life developed due to lack of progeny. Venus, the lord of the house of fulfillment of desires is weak due to its being in the state of infancy. Jupiter, the putrakaraka, occupies the sixth house. In sapthamsa Jupiter is badly placed and the Sun is with Ketu. Female born 10th October, 1945 2230 Hrs. 32.02N 72.40E (Click here to see chart) Jupiter is the prime determinant of marriage in this case. Jupiter is weak due to the exact affliction of Rahu and Ketu to the most effective point of its mooltrikona house, combustion and weak dispositor. The lords of the fourth and the seventh houses are combust. The Moon ruling the house of family is debilitated and placed in the sixth house signifying conflicts. The houses connected with the spouse and general happiness are destroyed due to utter weakness, bad placement and exact afflictions. For those born in the ascending sign of Gemini the debilitation of the Moon is not conducive for the marital happiness as the Moon, being the lord of the second house ruling family, goes to the house of disputes. The marriage of the native was fairly late in life and that too turned out to be a case of cheating. Her husband was already having a keep and maintained illicit relationship with her even after marriage. The native after trying her best for achieving a peaceful married life had to make up her mind for a divorce. Special significance of Jupiter in female Nativities The role of Jupiter in the male nativities is not less important but it has got additional importance in the case of females and more especially in the case of Indian females as it is significator for husband and male child. The early life of the female native is conditioned by the status of her parents but life after attaining adulthood i.e. before marriage and after marriage is mainly conditioned by the position of Jupiter in her nativity. We do not mean that the seventh house and its lord do not have any say. They do have a say along with all other houses connected with the marriage i.e. the house of family, general happiness, bed comforts and marital tie. Yet, for a peaceful married life conducive to attainments of higher order, a strong Jupiter is a must. A weak Jupiter in a female nativity results in delay in marriage, lack of or suffering on account of progeny, ill-health, etc. Such a native herself may also be selfish, self centered, unkind and dissatisfied if the Sun, too, is weak. Jupiter is also significator for discharge of duties and maintaining traditions. Those natives, who have a weak and/or afflicted Jupiter at birth, do not conform to the traditions and do not discharge the duties expected of them. If such natives are females and their husbands are of assertive type, there are more chances of separation and divorce. The pursuits of life become chaotic and confused. The natives, themselves, do not understand the meaning of their life and usually suffer throughout the life. Jupiter is also significator of divine grace and its weakness shows the requirement of the same in the life very badly.

Remedial measures in case of such natives give results after rigorous performance under the able guidance. Such natives do tend towards remedial measures but lack in their performance with regularity. By way of a few charts we will see the sufferings caused by weak and afflicted Jupiter to female natives. Female born 11th March, 1950, 1408 Hrs. 28.39N 77.13E (Click here to see chart) The lady remained unmarried. The prime determinant of marriage in this case is the Sun which is placed in the eighth house and becomes weak. The significator, Jupiter, is in extreme old age and debilitated. Though there are other combinations, yet the contribution of weak Jupiter is one of the important factors. Jupiter is a functional malefic planet and closely afflicts the most effective points of eighth, twelfth, second and fourth houses. Main period/sub-period of all planets connected with marriage has not blessed the native with marriage. All formulae for timing of marriage become redundant if the planets signifying the event are weak and afflicted. The Moon is weak and Mars suffers from the nodal affliction. In this case the native received marriage proposals from widowers or the men advanced in age and addicted to vices which were not acceptable to her and hence the result. Female born 30th Nov. 1959, 0220 Hrs. 28.39N 77.13E (Click here to see chart) Venus becomes the prime determinant of marriage. Venus is weak due to debilitation both in rasi and navamsa charts and being placed in the house the most effective point of which is under the close affliction of the functional malefic Saturn. Jupiter is lord of the fourth house as well as significator for husband. It is combust. The lords of the eleventh, first and eighth houses are also combust. Because of the weakness of most of the planets though married yet the lady is not enjoying her marital life due to persistent and chronic ill health of her husband making him physically totally incapacitated. The placement of Saturn on the most effective point of the fourth house made the marriage inharmonious, as well. The close affliction of the eighth lord to the lord of the ascendant reduces the life span of the native while the affliction of the eighth lord to the debilitated Moon caused numerous problems to the elder sisters. Female born 20th July, 1954, 2215 Hrs. 28.39N 77.13E (Click here to see chart) Mercury is the prime determinant of marriage in this case. The significator for husband, Jupiter, suffers from close nodal affliction. The functional malefic Saturn, the lord of the house of losses, is placed in the house of marital tie while the lord of the house of marital tie is placed in the house of disputes. The lord of the house of disputes is closely conjunct with the most effective point of the fifth house. The placement of the Moon close to the most effective point of the ascendant made the native quite emotional and self-willed due to the close influence of the sixth lord on the most effective point of the fifth house. The native had pre-marital love affairs. The marriage of the lady survived for a period of approximately one year in a state of dissonance. She was not blessed with male progeny. Her conduct was one of the main factors of the marital dispute. The placement of Mars near the most effective point of the tenth house blessed the native with a job. Female born 26th August 1955, 1420 Hrs. 29.19N 75.44E (Click here to see chart) Jupiter becomes the prime determinant of marriage. Jupiter is also the significator for husband and is weak as it is debilitated in navamsa and its dispositor Moon is debilitated. The functional malefic planets, Venus and Mars, closely afflict the Sun. Both Mars and Venus are combust and closely afflict each other. The weakness and affliction of the lord of the twelfth house robs one of the continuity of married life. The navamsa ascendant lord, Saturn, is also debilitated in navamsa

and associated with Rahu. The native was married twice but the marriage survived for a few days in both the cases. Thereafter, all efforts of the parents of the native could not bring a marriage and happiness in her life. From the 20th year of life to the 40th year she had the main period of combust functional malefic and afflicted, Venus. No planet is strong enough to bring marital happiness in the face of close affliction to combust Venus. CHART 61: Female born 8th November, 1959, 1720 Hrs. 77E13, 28N39, INDIA. Venus becomes the prime determinant of marriage and the Moon signifies the marital happiness. This lady was married at the age of 28 years. The marriage turned out to be totally inharmonious and was disturbed with separation. There had been no child. The lord of the seventh house is debilitated and badly placed in the house of conflicts. The weak Venus is also closely afflicted by the Rahu-Ketu axis. The seventh house is occupied by combust Mars and the debilitated Sun, the lord of the fifth house. The significator for husband, Jupiter, occupies the eighth house in close conjunction with the functional malefic Mercury, ruling the house of conflicts. In navamsa the Moon occupies its sign of debilitation. CHART 62: Female born 10th October, 1945, 2230 Hrs. 72E40, 32N02, INDIA. Jupiter becomes the prime determinant of marriage and Mercury becomes the prime determinant of marital happiness being lord of the fourth house. The continuity of the family is ruled by the Moon. Mercury ruling marital happiness is not only combust but is also in extreme old age. RahuKetu are on the most effective point of the houses of their location and afflict the houses occupied and aspected. Jupiter, who is the lord of the seventh house, is combust and the seventh house suffers from exact affliction of Rahu-Ketu axis. In navamsa, the ascendant is occupied by Rahu. The marriage was inordinately delayed and was full of tensions and dissonance. The native was deceived. The husband was already having a permanent keep. The marriage ended in a divorce after all efforts of the native for bringing the husband to the right path failed. CHART 63: Female born 22nd June, 1966, 0900 Hrs. 77E13, 28N39, INDIA. The badly placed weak Sun becomes the prime determinant of marriage in this case while weak and exactly afflicted Venus becomes the prime determinant of marital happiness. Ketu closely aspects the lords of the third and fourth houses and afflicts them. The initiatives of the native caused persistent sufferings in life due to failures in all her ventures. The placement of the Moon close to the most effective point of the ascendant made the native quite emotional. As Rahu is in degree conjunction with Venus, it hastened the first marriage in Venus sub-period of Venus main period and played the mischief. The marital alliance ended within a few days. The native was divorced and remarriage took place in April, 1986. With the help of the astrological remedial measures the second marriage survives in spite of the close afflictions and the weakness of Jupiter, the significator for husband. "HOW TO JUDGE LONGEVITY & EASY GAINS THROUGH ASTROLOGY" All results of planetary configurations are to be borne by the native. If the native is blessed with longevity only then the results of various combinations will fructify. The question of determining longevity requires great expertise. Numbers of systems are found in the classical works in this regard but none of them is perfect. Actual death cases do not respond correctly to any of the methods. Many astrologers apply fixed combinations revolving around the weakness of the Moon and its position in malefic houses, the ascendant sandwiched in the natural malefic planets, etc. for alpayu (short life span) mentioned in the classical works and predict the death in childhood. This causes great mental agony to the parents. Many times the predictions on longevity fail. Similarly, persons who have been predicted purnayu (full life span) die in the middle age. Although, the task is very difficult, yet we have to develop some system which should be close to accuracy. Our studies indicate that the operating main period/sub-period provides us the key to determine the life span. If the ascendant contains a mooltrikona sign, the prime determinants of

longevity are the ascendant and the lord of ascendant i.e. either the ascendant lord is strong or the ascendant should be aspected by its own lord and functional benefic planets and be free from the functional malefic aspects. In case the ascendant does not contain a mooltrikona sign, the prime determinants of longevity are the ascendant and the lord of the eighth house containing a mooltrikona sign. If the ascendant and the eighth house do not contain a mooltrikona sign, the prime determinants of longevity are the ascendant and the lord of the twelfth house containing a mooltrikona sign. If the ascendant, the eighth house and the twelfth house do not contain a mooltrikona sign, the prime determinants of longevity are the ascendant and the significator of longevity, Saturn. Classics guide us that if the lord of the ascendant is weak by way of occupying an inimical sign, or is in the state of debilitation, combustion, posited in the sixth, eighth and twelfth houses, then in its main period the native meets with misfortunes. Classics further indicate if there are one or more of combinations mentioned in the preceding sentence, then during the main period of such an ascendant lord the person may have to go to jail/exile and suffer from mental and physical diseases. There may be loss of position and continued miseries leading to end of life. The supplementary determinants of longevity are the Sun, the Moon and the significator of longevity, Saturn. In case all these factors i.e. the prime and the supplementary determinants are strong and the functional benefic planets occupy angles/trines, a native is blessed with Purnayu. In case the prime determinants and the significator for longevity are strong, a native is blessed with madhyayu (medium life span) in spite of the indifferent health due to other weak planetary combinations in the chart. In case the prime and supplementary determinants are weak a person can only be expected to have alpayu. Extremely weak position of the Moon, weakness of prime determinants and operation of main period of an extremely weak and afflicted prime determinant at birth results in balarishta i.e. danger to life in infancy (up to 8 years). The weak and afflicted planets placed in the eighth or twelfth houses also take over the role of a death inflicting planet in case the prime determinants of longevity are weak. The functional malefic planets afflicting the weak ascendant or eighth or twelfth house become death inflicting planets. The lords of the eighth and twelfth house, if weak, can also cause death in their periods or sub-periods. The transit of slow moving or stationary functional malefic planets during death inflicting planetary periods or sub-periods in exact conjunction with the ascendant, ascendant lord or the eighth house may result in the end of life. The periods or sub-periods of the lords of malefic houses (dusthana) cause death when such a lord forms close relationship with a weak determinant of longevity. The combust and/or debilitated planets ruling the eighth or twelfth houses and the weak planets placed in the eighth or twelfth houses cause death in their own sub-periods if the ascendant is weak. A close aspect of a functional benefic planet to a weak planet/house reduces the weakness to some extent. The weak planets, other than the prime and supplementary determinants for longevity, cause ill-health in commensuration to their weakness/affliction. After carefully examining the longevity determinants and assessing the life span, (a native is likely to enjoy) we may arrive at the planetary periods/sub-period with the help of transit chart which may result in the most unwanted but true fact of life i.e death. However, an overriding caution is that the assessed life span should be only kept in view by the astrologer for his own consideration. The longevity in the case of extreme illness can be known through horary chart. The following planetary periods can cause death:(i) The sub-periods of the afflicting functional malefic planets in the main period of determinants of longevity. (ii) The sub-periods of weak and afflicted determinants of longevity in the main periods of the

functional malefic planets. (iii) The sub-periods or periods of weak and afflicted planets placed in the eighth and twelfth houses. We would cite a few cases in light of the foregoing: Male born 11th September, 1937, 0750 Hrs. 70E00 31N50, India. Though the ascendant lord being prime determinant of longevity is weak due to combustion and being in infancy, it retains some power as it is unafflicted and is in the state of exaltation. The functional malefic Saturn is closely aspecting the most effective point of the ascendant. The Sun, the significator of vitality, is the lord of the twelfth house and occupies the twelfth house. The Moon is weak as it occupies its sign of debilitation. The strong Jupiter occupies the angular house. Rahu closely afflicts weak Venus. There are both positive and negative factors. The significator for vitality in its own sign and strong Jupiter in the angular house provide strength to the otherwise weak prime determinants. The lord of the eighth house is well placed without any close affliction to it or by it to any other natal position. The significator of longevity is well placed. The life span can be assessed as medium. During the main period of Venus and sub-period of debilitated Rahu, which is closely afflicting Venus, the native breathed his last at the age of 51 years. In ashthamsa (D-8) the main period lord is debilitated and badly placed, and the subperiod lord aspects the ascendant. Male born 18th September, 1951 0915Hrs. 28.39N 77.13E (Click here to see chart) The lord of the ascendant, weak Venus, becoming prime determinant of longevity occupies the afflicted eleventh house and suffers from the close affliction of Mercury, who is closely conjunct with Ketu. Jupiter is placed in the sixth house and does not aspect the ascendant or its lord. The Moon, though occupying an angular house, is weak as its dispositor is debilitated. The Sun, being dispositor of weak Venus and the closely conjunct functional malefics Mercury and Ketu, occupies the twelfth house in infancy. Saturn, the significator of longevity, is weak due to combustion and placement in the twelfth house. Except that the ascendant lord is not combust and also does not occupy a dusthana the chart is devoid of other strengths. After prolonged illness, the native breathed his last at the age of 35 years during the sub-period of Jupiter in the main period of the Moon. The ascendant lord of the rasi chart is in the eighth house of ashthamsa. The native breathed his last in the main period of ascendant lord of ashthamsa and sub-period of Jupiter occupying the sixth house in both rasi and ashthamsa. Male born 14th December, 1949, 1030Hrs. 26.46N 82.08E (Click here to see chart) The Sun becoming prime determinant of longevity is weak as it is in old age. The significator of longevity is weak due to bad placement and weak dispositor. Mars is weak as it is in the state of infancy and its dispositor is posited in the twelfth house in the state of combustion. The functional malefic Jupiter closely afflicts the weak Moon. Mercury is placed in the twelfth house and its dispositor is debilitated. All factors governing the longevity are weak. The native breathed his last at the age of 39 years during the main period of the functional malefic and debilitated Jupiter and sub-period of Mercury. In ashthamsa, weak Jupiter is placed in the eighth house and weak Mercury also occupies the twelfth house. Male born 26th December, 1950, 0320Hrs. 21.53N 83.28E, India. The most effective point of the ascendant is closely aspected and afflicted by Rahu. The ascendant lord, Venus, is placed in the third house. Jupiter, Venus’s dispositor, is badly placed and debilitated in navamsa. The most malefic planet, Mercury, is on the most effective point of the

third house afflicting the third and ninth houses and making the planets placed in the third and ninth houses weak. Mercury, also closely afflicts the Moon by way of an aspect and the ascendant lord, Venus, by way of a conjunction. Therefore, Venus, the prime determinant of longevity, is weak and afflicted. The significator of longevity, Saturn, is badly placed in the twelfth house in rasi and ashthamsa. In ashthamsa the Sun is debilitated and also badly placed. Mixed influences touch the prime and supplementary determinants. Medium life span can be assessed for the native. During the main period of Mercury, the lord of the twelfth house, and sub-period of Rahu, the native breathed his last at the age of 37 years. Male born 23rd April, 1937, 2100Hrs. 30.12N 71.28E (Click here to see chart) Venus becomes the prime determinant of longevity as there is no mooltrikona sign in the ascendant or in the eighth house. Venus is weak due to infancy and bad placement in the sixth house. The Sun and Mercury being in the old age are also badly placed in the sixth house. Jupiter is in its sign of debilitation. The weakness of Venus, its bad placement and its close affliction to the most effective point of the sixth house signifying health, reduces the life span. When this chart was presented to the author, this observation was made and the native was provided with a Kavach for strengthening of Venus. Just five days before his death in the subperiod of Venus in the main period of Saturn, the native removed the Kavach from his person and suffered a massive heart attack to which he succumbed five days later. Male born 23rd April, 1928, 1300 Hrs. 28.39N 77.13E (Click here to see chart) The lord of the ascendant, the Moon, occupies the eleventh house in its sign of exaltation. The sign Libra rises in the ashthamsa whose lord Venus becoming additional determinant of longevity is strong and well placed in the nativity. The Sun is in its sign of exaltation. The ascendant is closely afflicted by the malefic aspects of Jupiter and Saturn. The most malefic planet, Saturn, closely aspects and afflicts the lord of the ascendant. Saturn, being the lord of the eighth house and the significator for longevity, is closely afflicted by the sixth lord. Mercury is the weakest planet and is closely afflicted by Jupiter. Whenever the lord of the ascendant has some strength, the weakness and affliction of some other planet may cause ill health concerning that planet but there is less danger to the longevity. The native breathed his last on 6th November, 1992, after a paralytic attack during the sub-period of Venus in the main period of Mercury at the age of 64 years. Male born 18th February, 1992, 2037 Hrs. 28.37N 77.10E (Click here to see chart) The lord of the ascendant is weak due to combustion, bad placement and close affliction from the functional malefics Sun and Ketu. The functional malefic Sun is closely conjunct with the most effective point of the sixth house, as well. The most malefic planet, Mars, closely afflicts the most effective points of the fifth, eleventh and twelfth houses. Venus is closely conjunct with the eighth lord, Mars, and is highly afflicted. The Moon is badly placed and is afflicted by the Sun and Mars. Jupiter is badly placed and is under the close aspect of Rahu. Saturn, being the significator of longevity, is weak as the most effective point of the house of its placement is closely afflicted by the most malefic planet. In ashthamsa the mooltrikona sign of afflicted Venus rises. All the functional benefic planets are utterly weak and afflicted. Within a few hours of the birth, the transit Moon also came under the exact affliction of Rahu, which took the life of the child away. We do not think any other system of measuring the strength of planets and life span can be so pin pointing. At the time of death the child was running the sub-period of Saturn, the lord of the afflicted sixth house, in the main period of Ketu. "HOW TO JUDGE GENERAL FORTUNE THROUGH ASTROLOGY" "BIN SANTOSH NA KAAM NASAHIN, KAM ACHHAT SUKH SAPNAHIN NAHIN";

This verse from "Sri Ramcharitmanas" gives us the key to happiness. Unless one feels content with one’s lot, the mind would be restless and would always be craving for something or the other. Jupiter and the Sun, when strong, indicate the overall happiness in a nativity including elevation of the soul. So to say, happiness and spiritual attainments in life are indicated by the position of Jupiter and the Sun in a nativity. The Sun is the significator of father, status in life, vitality, soul and is secondary significator for male progeny. Jupiter, the planet of "Divine Grace" is significator for all the good things in life. It is the lord of the ninth sign of the zodiac and natural significator for bhagya (fortune). Its main significations are blessing one with auspiciousness, sons, wealth, good conduct, ministership and good health by giving a healthy liver which is the factory of human body for nourishment of all its parts. It also represents charitable disposition. The learned Kalayana Verma in his book, Saravali, stated that Jupiter rules auspiciousness, virtue, prowess, preceptorship, deputation, gold, social position, gains, residence and sons. Varahamihira in Brihat Jataka says that Jupiter represents wisdom and happiness. It is moral and controls treasury. Saravarth Chintamani, states that whenever in a nativity Jupiter is in fall, the native concerned is less virile, grieved and is in adversity, mean in conduct, dunce, bad end, penury, serves others, bereft of auspiciousness, memory, purity, etc. Experience shows that one is not only grieved but crosses the border of morality/wisdom to achieve one's ends and becomes selfish and unsatisfied. One is intemperate. Efforts made do not give desired results. Both physical and mental sufferings are caused to the native. It is especially harmful in the case of females as it is the significator of "husband" in a female nativity. In Indian cultural background a female is treated as "reborn" after her marriage takes place. Her post-marital life depends on the position of Jupiter in her natal chart to a large extent. The life may seem to be settled otherwise but during the main/sub-period of a weak and afflicted Jupiter, it suddenly becomes shattered or crumbled. Jupiter, who is known for removing afflictions/weakness of other planets and houses, when afflicted itself, causes misfortunes. The lord of the ninth house when strong in the nativity, acts as an additional Sun for the person. Before citing a few charts where the natives met with misfortunes changing the course of their lives during the main period/bhukti of a weak and afflicted Jupiter, we would like to add that astrological advice does have the competence of reducing the mental and physical sufferings caused. The parents of the children born with such combinations will have to work very hard from the very beginning in forming the right attitude of kindness and helping/serving others. Righteous conduct is the key to all remedial measures. To sum up, the significations of Jupiter suffer in case it is weak or afflicted. Though in some cases the lord of the ninth house may either occupy the house or aspect it fully, yet during the sub-period of an eclipsed Jupiter the native is aggrieved on account of the significations of Jupiter. The studies show that even where the Sun was lord of an auspicious house, and no astrological remedial measures to remove the weakness of Jupiter were taken, the combustion of Jupiter in transit inflicted sufferings upon the natives relating to general and particular significations of Jupiter. This leads us to conclude that the clues provided by classical texts on the result of weak planets including combust planets hold good if the functional benefic combust planets are not strengthened. Female born 11th August, 1955, 2305 Hrs. 28.37N 77.10E (Click here to see chart) The ascendant lord is both debilitated and combust. Jupiter, Mercury and Venus are also combust. Jupiter lacks power to augment auspiciousness in spite of its occupying its sign of exaltation in the rasi chart; occupying fourth house being the ninth lord and being in exact conjunction with another angular house lord, Venus, as it is weak due to the weakness of its

dispositor, the Moon. All planets placed in the fourth house become weak. The girl could not get married in spite of the best efforts of her parents. In spite of the eleventh lord occupying its sign of exaltation, the girl could not get employment. The reason, apparently, is the combustion of the dispositor of the eleventh lord and eleventh lord occupying its debilitated navamsa. Mercury is combust and under the close aspect of Rahu which has put a tremendous amount of nervous pressure on the native due to remaining unmarried and unemployed. Male born 5th March, 1947, 0330 Hrs. 28.37N 77.10E (Click here to see chart) The putrakaraka, Jupiter, is occupying the twelfth house. The lord of the fifth house, Mars, is combust. The secondary significator for male progeny, the Sun, is also weak as its dispositor is in the eighth house. In sapthamsa, Rahu afflicts Jupiter and the Sun. The placement of the lord of the eighth house on the most effective point of the eighth house is good for long life, rich inheritance, easy gains, etc. but for the matters of status rise, birth of a male child and accumulation of wealth this is a very negative factor. The native suffered on account of male progeny. He lost his four male issues, two by way of abortions in advanced stages and two in premature deliveries. Due to the exalted Moon in sapthamsa ascendant, the native has four daughters. Male born 14th August, 1959, 1330 Hrs. 23.16N 77.25E (Click here to see chart) Jupiter is weak as it is occupying the twelfth house in extreme old age and its dispositor is under the exact affliction. Jupiter is the lord of the second house. The fifth house is closely afflicted by Rahu-Ketu axis. The lord of the ninth house, the Moon, is in infancy and weak. Mercury is combust and the most effective point of its mooltrikona house is under the close affliction of Rahu-Ketu axis. Mars ruling the house of health is exactly conjunct with the most malefic planet, Venus, which resulted in persistently sensitive health. Mars and Venus mutually afflict each other. The weak planets and the exact/close afflictions caused many fortune reversals for the native. The native was not blessed with male progeny up to the age of 35 years. Remedial measures for strengthening Jupiter and propitiating the functional malefic planets have blessed the native with a male child. Female born 22nd June, 1960, 0900 Hrs. 28.39N 77.13E. (Click here to see chart) Jupiter is weak as it is badly placed in the twelfth house and combust. The lord of the tenth house, Mars, is weak due to combustion. The prime significator for male progeny for Cancer born persons, the Sun, is also weak as it is in the twelfth house. Mercury and Venus are in infancy and suffer from the close affliction of Ketu and Rahu. The native of this chart had marital and progeny problems. She was first married in May, 1982, followed by immediate divorce. She was remarried on 19th April, 1986. The first child of the native was still-born in April, 1987. Remedial measures were suggested for strengthening of the functional benefic planets. The native gave birth to a male child in the first week of October, 1988. Female born 5th April, 1949, 0430 Hrs. 28.39N (Click here to see chart) Jupiter is weak as it occupies the twelfth house in its sign of debilitation. The Moon becoming one of the prime determinants of health is under the exact affliction of Ketu. The lords of the eighth, third and ninth houses are weak due to combustion. Mercury closely afflicts the most effective point of the second house. The native is suffering from ill-health on account of sluggish liver, diabetes and corpulence. Her only son also is not keeping good health. Her husband suffered setbacks in health and career after her marriage during the main period of Jupiter.

Female born 14th December, 1949, 1032 Hrs. 26.46N 82.08.E (Click here to see chart) The debilitated Jupiter ruling the twelfth house is occupying the ascendant. The prime significator for longevity is the Sun, which is weak due to old age. Mercury, ruling the house of fortune, is weak as it is combust and badly placed. The Sun being the most malefic planet is close to the most effective point of the eleventh house and afflicts the fifth and eleventh houses. The Moon suffers from the close affliction of the functional malefic Jupiter. Mars is weak as it is in the state of infancy and its dispositor is weak. Saturn is weak as it is badly placed. As all factors governing longevity were weak, during the Ketu sub-period of Jupiter main period, the native breathed her last at the age of 39 years. During her life she suffered on account of strained marital relations as the lord of the seventh house is closely afflicted by Jupiter and lord of the second house is badly placed. Male born 20th October, 1949, 1900 Hrs. 29.24N 76.59E (Click here to see chart) Jupiter, ruling the house of fortune, is weak as it is in infancy and debilitated both in rasi and navamsa. The lord of the fifth house is weak as it is debilitated; is in the state of infancy and its dispositor is weak due to bad placement. The Moon, ruling the fourth house, is suffering from the exact affliction of the functional malefic Mercury. Rahu/Ketu axis closely afflicts the most effective points of the houses occupied and aspected. During the main period of Jupiter the native changed his jobs frequently but could not get satisfaction. In Jupiter sub-period, the native met with an accident and had a leg fracture. His wife was diagnosed as a patient of uterine cancer. He has only two daughters and no male progeny. As Jupiter is the lord of the ninth house, the native suffered setbacks in all spheres of life. Male born 20th February, 1973, 2030 Hrs. 28.37N 77.10E (Click here to see chart) Jupiter is in the fifth house in its sign of debilitation and is weak. The fourth house is occupied by Rahu and Mars. Mars, being the most malefic planet, is close to the most effective point of the fourth house. The lord of the ascendant is weak as it is occupying the sixth house and is under the close affliction of Ketu. The malefic influence on the fourth house and Mercury (the significator for education) is grave while the fourth lord is weak. After the birth of the native his mother suffered on account of persistent ill-health. The native developed enmity with his mother. The native disrespected his mother and even used to beat her. He left his school in the ninth class and started loafing around aimlessly. The domestic peace was completely disturbed as the native was undergoing the main period of Rahu which is occupying the fourth house owned by a debilitated Jupiter. The performance of suggested astral remedies in the form of a Kavach and charities helped the native to complete his school education and gave improved health to the mother. Male born 4th January, 1973, 2115 Hrs. 73E02, 29N42, India. Jupiter being the lord of the fifth house, dealing with intelligence, is weak as it is combust and suffers from the close affliction of Rahu and Ketu. The lord of the ascendant, the Sun, is in exact conjunction with the most malefic planet, the Moon, and is also under the close affliction of Rahu and Ketu. From Jupiter sub-period in the main period of the Sun onwards the native developed strange food habits, enmity with mother and disinterest in his education. He left school in Ketu bhukti in the Sun main period. Remedial measures for strengthening of Jupiter and Sun and for propitiating Rahu and the Moon were prescribed. The boy started showing improvement, was readmitted to the school and continued his education. The performance of astral remedies helped him in completing his graduation and the native had then being successfully attending to his parental business enterprise. "HOW TO JUDGE HOROSCOPE FOR FOREIGN TRAVEL THROUGH ASTROLOGY"

With the advent of the fast means of transportation, the world has become so compact and the distances have been reduced to such an extent that one can go across the world in a couple of days and with complete comforts. As a sequel to that, large number of persons has become interested in foreign visits/residence for variety of reasons like for pursuing higher education, business, diplomatic assignments, pleasure trips, etc. As the classical text and commentaries mention a few scattered planetary combinations in this respect, the area needs to be looked into to meet the new dimensions. Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra indicates foreign visits/residences during the main/sub-periods of the lord of the tenth house. That way, the lord of the tenth house in a particular nativity whenever associated with the fourth house in strength, gives journeys/residences to/in foreign countries. Sarvarath Chintamani connects the seventh house and the ninth house with foreign travel. The strong lord of the eighth house, ruling overseas journeys and inheritance/easy gains, gives income from foreign lands when connected with the houses ruling income and professional matters. The tenth, seventh, ninth and twelfth houses rule foreign travel and residence. The lord of the tenth house connected with the tenth or twelfth house also indicates journey to foreign/distant lands. The profitability of stay/visits in a foreign country depends on the strength of the significators involved. Rahu's connection with houses connected with foreign journeys/residence or with the fourth house which rules native place also indicates foreign journeys. During ancient times, however, even states in south, east and west India, were treated as foreign places for northern Indian states as these were under different kings and had altogether different sets of cultures. We would illustrate further through charts of natives who traveled abroad and had residence in foreign countries. Male born 21st October, 1940, 1200 Hrs. 32.04N 75.28E. (Click here to see chart) The lord of the ninth house ruling journeys to foreign lands is placed in the eleventh house indicating gains through foreign journeys. The lord of the eleventh house ruling financial gains is placed in the ninth house ruling father and journeys to foreign lands. The tenth house is occupied by Mars and Rahu. The placement of Rahu in the tenth house close to the most effective point indicates foreign journeys and stay in connection with the profession/job. Both the planets, Rahu and Mars, are forming close conjunction between them and are close to the most effective point of the tenth house. The lord of the tenth house is in the house of gains but it is quite weak. The significator for long/foreign journeys and residence, Saturn, is exactly conjunct with Jupiter, the ascendant lord. The native had very strong inclinations of going abroad on a Government assignment which was fulfilled in the sub-period of the planet posited in the ninth house and the main period of Saturn. Male born 5th September, 1936, 0820 Hrs. 32.02N 72.40E (Click here to see chart) The lord of the ascendant is in the ascendant, close to the most effective point, and strong in the state of exaltation. The twelfth lord is strong and placed in the twelfth house. Rahu being significator of foreign places closely influences the Moon ruling the house of income. The planets Mars and Venus are weak due to their being in the state of debilitation and Jupiter is weak due to its debilitation in navamsa. The placement of the lord of the eighth house in the house of gains; the impact of Rahu on the lord of the house of the gains and the strength of the twelfth lord shows income and stay in the foreign countries. During the main period of Mars the native went to a foreign country for stay and financial gains. Male born 16th April, 1951 0900 Hrs. 28.39N 77.13E

(Click here to see chart) The lord of the eighth house, Jupiter, is posited in the eleventh house. Rahu closely influences the most effective point of the tenth house. The lord of the twelfth house is placed in the twelfth house. The lord of the fourth house has gone to the twelfth house. There is mutual close aspect between the lords of the eighth and tenth houses which creates hurdles in one's professional pursuits. Mercury ruling inclinations is closely conjunct with Mars in the twelfth house. The influences of planets in the twelfth house indicate foreign travel/residence. The native had many trips to foreign lands in connection with the job. During the sub-period of Mercury placed in the twelfth house the native went for a stay abroad for a period of 4/5 years. Male born 18th September, 1951, 0915 Hrs. 28.39N 77.13E (Click here to see chart) Mercury, the lord of the twelfth house, is closely conjunct with the lord of the ascendant. Mercury is under close influence of Rahu, as well. The weak Sun, ruling the house of gains, is placed in the twelfth house. Saturn is combust and placed in the twelfth house. Mars, ruling the house of foreign residence, is in the tenth house linking job and foreign residence. Jupiter is placed in the house of challenges. Mercury closely influences the most effective point of the eleventh house linking the income and foreign lands. The placement of the Sun, ruling income, in the twelfth house; influence of Mercury on the eleventh house; placement of the tenth lord in the seventh house and seventh lord, Mars, in the tenth house took the native to a foreign country in the quest of earnings. The weakness of the planets could not bless the native with his objectives. The native suffered from bad health and had to return in the sub-period of Jupiter placed in the sixth house and debilitated in shashthamsa. The foreign stay started in the sub-period of Mars in the main period of the Moon. Rahu's affliction to the lord of the twelfth house, Mercury, gave severe ill health during the sub-period of Rahu. Female born 1st January, 1963, 0645 Hrs. 28.39N 77.13E (Click here to see chart) The lord of the ninth house, the Sun, is placed in the ascendant. Venus ruling the house of income is placed in the twelfth house ruling foreign places. Mars ruling intellect and investments closely aspects Venus, placed in the twelfth house. Mercury, the lord of the tenth house, is under close influence of Rahu. The lord of the third house is placed in the second house. Rahu-Ketu axis is on the most effective point of the houses occupied by them. The placement of the Sun ruling the ninth house in the ascendant, Venus in the twelfth house and the exact impact of Mars on Venus indicated foreign travel/residence and movement to foreign lands for sourcing income. In the sub-period of the ninth lord in the main period of Saturn the native left for a foreign stay with the intention of both marriage and job. The good placement of the lord of the third house brought her some fame due to writing for a periodical. The native had a routine and chequered career because of the weakness of planets and close afflictions in the chart. Male born 26 September, 1936, 1045 Hrs. 31.06N 77.10.E (Click here to see chart) The lord of the ninth house influences the most effective point of the third house ruling one's ventures/initiatives. The functional malefic Mars is on the most effective point of the tenth house and afflicts the houses occupied and aspected. Venus, the lord of the twelfth house, is placed close to the most effective point of the twelfth house. The lord of the eleventh house is in its sign of exaltation in the eleventh house. Rahu closely influences both the most effective point of the tenth house and Mars, placed in the tenth house. Severe afflictions to the second, fourth, eighth and twelfth houses resulted in the native remaining unmarried. The strength of the ninth and twelfth houses is indicative of foreign residence. The native left India for a long foreign stay during the sub-period of Venus in the main period of Jupiter. The position of the twelfth lord in the twelfth house is indicative of a comfortable foreign stay in a foreign land.

Female born 30th August, 1952, 0745 Hrs. 28.39N 77.13E (Click here to see chart) The lord of the twelfth house occupies the twelfth house and it is strong. The ascendant lord is posited in the eleventh house and is under the close influence of Rahu. The functional benefics Moon and Venus are close to the most effective point of the houses of their location. Both the Moon and Venus are weak due to infancy. Jupiter is weak due to bad placement and old age. The lord of the eighth house, Mars, closely aspects the ninth and tenth houses linking professional matters and distant places. The sub-period of Mars, which is aspecting both the ninth and tenth houses, in the main period of the Moon, which is occupying the fourth house and aspecting the tenth house, got the native a foreign posting for four years. As the twelfth lord is strong in the twelfth house itself, the stay was comfortable and to the satisfaction of the native. ATTENTION PARENTS - CAREER COUNSELLING FOR YOUR CHILDREN HOW TO JUDGE PROFESSIONAL AFFAIRS THROUGH ASTROLOGY/PLANETARY INFOUENCES MANAGE BUSINESS LOSSES/SETBACKS THROUGH ASTRAL REMEDIES Predicting profession, a person is likely to take up and succeed, is quite a complex job and it is one of the most sought after fields in predictive Vedic Astrology. Numerous areas and highly competitive environment; be it business, service, profession, politics, etc., and its magnitude are the areas which have charged the atmosphere making it quite difficult for the decision makers to identify one which would be most suitable from the point of view of success and also the potentialities of the seekers. There are number of factors which help us in arriving at a decision on this vital issue, viz. the nature of sign falling in the ascendant, tenth house governing profession, second house ruling the status, the impact of the third house which rules enterprising nature, the eleventh house signifying income and the ascendant of dasamsa (the divisional chart for analysis of professional matters) of a native. All of the foregoing factors collectively govern the magnitude of the professional matters. The sign of a royal planet like the Sun, the Moon or affluent planets Venus, Jupiter, Mars, etc. indicate the level of affluence of the profession of a native and the income, there from. The lords of the second, third and ninth houses, if containing mooltrikona signs, also act as the Sun. The strength of the lords of these signs and the operating planetary periods hold the key to decipher the planetary influences. Similarly, understanding the nature of planets becoming significators for profession and the planets exerting close influence on the houses ruling professional matters is necessary. The lords of the tenth and the second houses, if containing mooltrikona signs, are considered as the primary determinants for analysing the professional affairs. In case there is no mooltrikona sign in any of these houses, then the lord of the first house is considered the prime determinant. The planets closely influencing the tenth and the second houses or the ascendant, if there is no mooltrikona in the tenth and the second houses, or closely influencing their lords by way of close aspects/conjunctions as well as the planets placed in these houses act as secondary determinants for analysing the professional affairs. The lord of the ascendant of dasamsa containing a mooltrikona sign becomes an additional primary determinant for profession. The close influence of the lord of the third house on the houses ruling professional matters or the third house, itself, indicates business ventures. The significations of planets fructify during their own main/sub-period as per their strength. The readers may please note the stress being laid on the strength of the planets. The weakness of the planets in a nativity is the very reason of existence of this divine science. It is but natural that a native may approach an astrologer in the hour of difficulty and thereafter he may like to utilize the services of this divine science without being faced with the problems but to avoid the incidence of

problems as also to augment his ventures for optimum benefits. The real job is to find out the true strength of those planets which are apparently strong in the rasi chart of a nativity. As per Maharishi Parashara the weak planets of the natal chart do not acquire any strength in any of the Vargas. The weak natal planets fail to bestow good results even if they are in strength in the divisional charts or having maximum benefic bindus in Ashtakvarga. In fact delineating anything from a natal chart requires application of the principles in a comprehensive manner. Most of the times, the significators may be overlapping and indicating more than one area of pursuit, while a person might have one of the area as a hobby. Similarly, a planet signifies variety of occupations. For example (1) the Sun signifies administration, practice of medicine, politics, etc. (2) Venus signifies practice of life saving drugs, the business of artistic nature, engineering or luxury items, financial advisor's role, etc. (3) Mercury signifies dealing in writing, accountancy, analytical studies, application of law, designing work of engineering involving calculations, etc. (4) The Moon signifies love and care, house keeping, public relations, etc. (5) Mars signifies execution, commandership in the armed forces, initiative and entrepreneurship, etc. (6) Jupiter signifies practice of law, teaching, financial management, advisory roles, propagation of spirituality, Astrology, etc. (7) Saturn signifies participation in mass production involving large work force, low technology industry, leadership of labor/industrial workers, service, etc. What we have to see is which type of influence is more in operation and has to synchronize the same with the operating planetary periods. As a group, those planets which exert more influence indicate the choice or area of profession. The prominence, fame, wealth or notable contributions in various fields is the result of a group of strong planets congruent in nature. The group of Venus, Jupiter and Mercury may indicate the area of profession as advisory role in financial institutions or in financial matters, legal advice, or collectively legal and financial areas. The confluence of the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, etc. as a group may indicate good positions in administration. The confluence of Venus, Saturn, Mercury and Mars may indicate a profession of engineering. The confluence of Mercury, Mars, Venus and the Sun may indicate a profession in the technology sectors. Further classification in the major field depends on the leading role of one of the significators. When the significators are weak or the main period of weak planets is in operation, the natives go in for routine jobs i.e. clerical or mechanics, sales representatives/assistants, etc. or merely work as helping hands. For entering into business the role of the third house and the Sun, Venus and Mercury is supreme as they provide planning, trading and organizing capabilities. Royal planets (the Sun and the Moon) and Mars, the planet of executive authority, under the benefic influence of Jupiter becoming significators of profession indicate involvement of political career. Rahu gives impetus to the efforts. However, success depends on the good placement of Rahu and neither it should be aspected by or related to the functional malefic planets nor it should be closely afflicting other planets in the natal chart. Ketu in its main/sub-periods often retards the growth. Persons with weak Mercury, which rules planning and analytical faculties, often end up with losses in business because of mainly two reasons i.e. (1) they depend on the wisdom of others; and (2) they take wrong decisions when they are under great mental pressures. For detailed study of this aspect, the readers may refer to Chapter 15 of our book, “Predictive Techniques and the Application of Astrological Remedial Measures” and study our book, "How to Avert Professional Setbacks." By way of a few charts, we will further see the confluence of various groups of planets. Male born 1st March, 1942, 1014 Hrs. 28.39N 77.13E (Click here to see chart) The ascendant lord, Mars, being prime determinant of professional matters is placed in the house of status but is weak. Mars gives entrepreneurial competence. Another planet which makes a man an industrious person, Saturn, though weak, is placed close to the most effective point of the

ascendant. The Moon is strong in the chart and closely influences the most effective point of the tenth house. Both Jupiter and Venus are strong but they are not close to the most effective point of the houses. The Sun is afflicted by Rahu-Ketu axis. The ascendant of the dasamsa is Sagittarius and the planets Mercury and the Moon are in their signs of debilitation. The advantage of the strength of the Moon in the rasi chart is lost due to debilitation in dasamsa so far as the professional matters are concerned. The education of the native was completed in the main period of Venus. As the planets Mars, Saturn and the Moon become significators for the professional pursuits, the native, due to the weakness of the planets involved, went in for a diploma course in engineering. The nodal affliction to the Sun either keeps the person away from governmental jobs or lands the person in trouble in the government job and the person is compelled to leave the job. The weak planets did not allow the native to use his entrepreneurial skills and he joined his brother's industry. The strong Jupiter and Venus, however, helped him in getting good gains due to the prosperity of his brother's industry. Male born 5th May, 1946, 0730 Hrs. 23.09N 79.57E (Click here to see chart) The lord of the tenth house, Saturn, being prime determinant of professional matters is placed in the house of status. The lord of the fifth house, debilitated Mercury, is closely aspected by the functional malefic planets, Jupiter and Ketu, and the functional benefic Saturn. The influence of Jupiter on the lord of the fifth house bestowed the native with management studies. The aspect of Saturn to Mercury reduces the impact of weakness and afflictions to some extent. The Sun, is in the twelfth house and in its sign of debilitation both in navamsa and dasamsa. The functional malefic planets are not close to the most effective point of the houses of their location. The sign Cancer rises in dasamsa and the Moon becomes the additional prime determinant of the professional matters. The native after doing his engineering graduation joined a government organization. Due to weakness of the prime and additional prime determinants of professional matters and debilitation of the Sun in dasamsa, the status of the native was not matching to the position held by him. Male born 30th June, 1967, 0745 Hrs. 28.37N 77.10E (Click here to see chart) Mars becoming one of the prime determinants of professional matters is placed in the third house ruling initiatives and courage. The Sun, ruling the house of status, and being another prime determinant of professional matters is placed close to the most effective point of the twelfth house. The impact of Jupiter, the lord of the sixth house, is close to the most effective points of the house occupied and the houses aspected and the Moon. The exact influence of Jupiter on the most effective points of the ascendant and the fifth house bestowed the native with medical studies as Jupiter rules the sixth house. The exact impact of Jupiter as a functional malefic planet gave health problems to the native, conflicts, an uncompromising wife and sufferings to the father. The weak Venus is lord of the fourth house and Ketu is closely conjunct with the most effective point of the fourth house. The significator for intelligence is exalted. The Moon becomes the additional prime determinant of professional matters as its mooltrikona sign rises in the ascendant of dasamsa. Taken together the chart indicates a profession connected with the significations of Mars, Sun, Moon, Rahu and Jupiter. The position of the lord of the second house in the twelfth house in addition to the significators, weigh the scale in favor of a profession connected with the hospitals. The native is a medical graduate. The weaknesses and afflictions, however, does not indicate a successful and flourishing career. Male born 22nd October, 1965, 0310 Hrs. 08.11N 77.30E (Click here to see chart) Mercury becomes the prime determinant of the professional matters. The close influences in the chart are of strong Saturn on the ascendant and the fourth house, Mars and Venus on the fourth and tenth house and of the Mercury on the third house. Aquarius ruled by Saturn rises in the

ascendant of dasamsa and Saturn becomes the additional prime determinant of the professional matters. The influence of Mercury gives an analytical bent of mind and Mars, Saturn and Venus all give interest in engineering studies. The native is a graduate engineer and during the period of his engineering studies was running the main period of the yogakaraka Mars, which is exalted in the dasamsa chart. The native is enjoying a prosperous career with an international trading organization as he is having five strong planets. In this case Mercury, Venus and Mars act as Sun and all these planets are strong in the chart. Male born 26th September, 1936, 1045 Hrs. 31.06N 77.10E (Click here to see chart) The Sun and Jupiter are the prime determinants of professional matters in this case. The Sun is placed in the eleventh house, close to the most effective point of the house indicating good income from the profession ruled by the Sun even though the Sun is weak. Mars closely influences the most effective point of the tenth house. Rahu is closely conjunct with the most effective point of the house of status and aspects the tenth house and Mars closely. Jupiter, the lord of the house of status, is in the ascendant. Virgo rises in the dasamsa ascendant. Mercury becomes the additional prime determinant of the professional matters. The Moon acts like a Sun, it is strong and closely influences the most effective points of the third and ninth houses. The group of planets the Sun, Mars, Rahu, Mercury and the Moon give a predominant interest in the profession of medicine. Jupiter's distant connection combined teaching. The native went in for teaching in medicine. The influence of Mars and Rahu as functional malefic planets is bad in other matters but their placement close to the most effective point of the houses create interest in matters pertaining to them. At the time of education the native was in the main period of Mars. The placement of the lord of the twelfth house in twelfth house bestowed with good living in foreign lands. Male born 19th April, 1960, 0820Hrs. 25.28N 81.52E (Click here to see chart) Saturn is the prime determinant of professional matters in this case. The sign Cancer rises in the dasamsa ascendant and therefore, the Moon becomes the additional prime determinant of professional matters. Mars closely influences the most effective point of the tenth house in the rasi chart and it becomes the secondary significator for professional matters. The Moon acting as a Sun is strong and placed in the chart in the house of fortune. Accordingly, the significators for profession turn out to be the Moon, Mars and Saturn in this nativity. The native is a doctor of medicine. The affliction of Mars to the most effective point of the fourth house caused marital dissonance and problems in his professional pursuits. Male born 22nd April 1950, 0315Hrs. 16.03N 80.54.E (Click here to see chart) Saturn becomes the prime determinant for the professional matters as there is no mooltrikona sign either in the tenth or the second house. In dasamsa Leo rises whose lord is exalted in the rasi chart and becomes the additional prime determinant for professional matters. Saturn and Venus closely aspect each other and both of these planets being functional benefic planets closely influence the most effective point of the ascendant. Venus acts as the Sun in this case being lord of the ninth house. Mars, Saturn and Jupiter influence the ascendant of dasamsa. The confluence of Venus, Saturn, the Sun, Mars and Jupiter in the nativity took the native to organization and financial management. The native is an MBA and CA and is doing well in his profession of financial consultancy. "HOW TO JUDGE INCOME, PROSPERITY AND ELDER BROTHERS THROUGH ASTROLOGY" Prominent significations of the eleventh house among others are income, prosperity, friends, fulfillment of desires and happiness from elder brothers. Jupiter is significator for this house.

Saturn is the secondary significator for this house which promises gains from efforts/struggles if strongly disposed in a nativity. If there is no mooltrikona sign in the eleventh house, then the lord of the second house becomes prime determinant for identifying the financial gains and income. If there is no mooltrikona sign in the second house then the lord of the tenth house becomes prime determinant for the financial gains and income. The lord of the ascendant of ekadasamsa, if containing a mooltrikona sign, becomes additional prime determinant for the financial gains and income. The planets closely influencing the most effective point of the eleventh house become secondary significators for the financial gains. The lord of the eleventh house signifies the sources of income as per his traits and the house where it is located. Suppose Saturn being the lord of the eleventh house is placed in the ascendant in its sign of debilitation and is afflicted. It indicates routine job or the job of maintenance connected with various types of machinery, which is not static and paying and carries little respect for the person in the social and political fields. If, however, due to the strength of the prime determinant of professional matters in a particular chart such a person acquires some position he is vulnerable to loose that during the sub-periods of Saturn. If in the natal chart Saturn or the eleventh house is devoid of functional benefic aspects, the native confronts recurring obstacles in life. The setbacks are the results of natal afflictions as well as transit afflictions. Another example, if Jupiter being lord of the eleventh house is placed in its sign of debilitation in the twelfth house, the ventures of the native during the sub-period of Jupiter in various main periods bring down the income and cause losses to the native by way of lack of skilled handling of affairs and lack of wisdom. The expenses may outnumber the gains. The native may have to move to distant place for professional or business ventures. The debilitated Mars in the second house, being lord of the eleventh house, may keep the level of accumulated wealth low. At the same time as it is weak in the house of accumulated wealth it may deny income from family sources or from accumulated wealth meaning thereby that such a person does not stand a chance of good gains from inheritance and a small (debilitated) portion of his own income will get accumulated. The signs also play a very vital role in deciding the quantum of income. For example royal signs like Leo and Cancer give fabulous income if their lords are strong and good income even if they are weak when placed in good houses. The strong position of the lord of the eleventh house or the prime determinant of income and Jupiter promises prosperity, good income and gains from friends and elder brother. The planets posited in the eleventh house play their roles with reference to the houses where their mooltrikona signs are placed. The results of placement of the lord of the eleventh house are pronounced only if this house contains a mooltrikona sign and its lord is strong. The role of the lord of the eleventh house, containing a mooltrikona sign, is also very important for making job or business decision. This will indicate the areas that would be explored by the native for earning and fulfillment of his desires. If the lord of the eleventh house goes to the ascendant and is strong, the native will strive and earn a lot of money through self-effort. The position of the lord of the eleventh house in the second house indicates that the native shall earn a good status and friendship with highly placed persons. He will earn wealth through the help of his highly placed friends and his status. The position of the lord of the eleventh house in the third house indicates income through business enterprise in the fields of communication, transportation, publication, trading, etc. The position of the lord of the eleventh house in the fourth house indicates earnings through the application of parental assets in the business of real estate, automobiles, educational institutions, furnishings, hotels, teaching, etc. The position of the lord of the eleventh house in the fifth house indicates earning through speculations, intellectual professions, management services, banking, teaching, etc. The placement of the lord of the eleventh house in the sixth house indicates disputes in the sources of income, income through money lending, legal practice and hospitals. The placement of the lord of the eleventh house in the seventh house indicates income from foreign lands, business in partnership, luxurious hotels,

import-export of luxury items, etc. The placement of the lord of the eleventh house in the eighth house indicates income from foreign lands, service, insurance business, practice of mystic sciences, etc. The placement of the lord of the eleventh house in ninth house indicates income from foreign stay and visits, inheritance, involvement in religious activities and teaching. The placement of the lord of the eleventh house in the tenth house indicates income through one's profession depending upon the planets and signs exerting influencing on the tenth house. The placement of the lord of the eleventh house in the eleventh house indicates income through financial institutions, gains through highly placed friends and elder siblings. The placement of the lord of the eleventh house in the twelfth house may impel the native to go to foreign lands for earning. His/her business ventures in the native place may involve large amount of expenses and losses. The influence of the planets on the eleventh house is as per their functional nature, strength and the level of affluence is as per the capacity of the planets concerned. The impact of placement of planets changes as per their placement in various signs. For example, placement of a planet or even the Sun in the sign Aquarius ruled by Saturn reduces the impact of the affluence of that planet while the placement of a planet or even Saturn in the sign Leo enhances its capacity to bless the native with large financial benefits. Now we shall see the analysis through some illustrations. Male born 3rd September, 1961, 0750 Hrs. 28.39N 77.13E (Click here to see chart) The Moon is the prime determinant for the gains, income, elder coborns and friends. Venus closely influences the most effective point of the eleventh house and becomes secondary significator for the significations of the eleventh house. The Moon is weak due to infancy and is placed in the tenth house linking the source of income to the job. The impact of the weakness of the Moon is reduced to some extent by the close influence of Venus in the chart. The Moon is exalted in ekadasamsa and influences the ascendant of ekadasamsa. Ketu closely aspects and afflicts the weak Moon. The planets Saturn, Jupiter, the Moon, Venus and Mercury are weak. The weakness of Mercury is reduced to some extent due to its being in its sign of exaltation. The Sun is strong. The capability of organizing given by the Sun, the placement of the Moon in the tenth house indicating the house keeping and hotel industry and good income given by Venus through the accumulated wealth brought the native to the hotel industry. The weakness of the sixth lord and affliction to the Moon gave tensions on account of venturing into a project much bigger than the available financial resources. The sub-periods of weak and afflicted planets caused persistent stress to the native in the main period of weak Saturn. Male born 30th September, 1948, 1240 Hrs. 30.50N 76.56E (Click here to see chart) The sign Libra rises in the eleventh house, whose lord becoming prime determinant of the significations of the eleventh house, is weak due to bad placement and old age. Venus is also the lord of the ascendant of ekadasamsa. Mercury, the tenth lord, is placed in the eleventh house and closely afflicted by Rahu and Ketu. The Sun, being the ninth lord, occupies the tenth house. The close influence of the most malefic planet, the Moon, on Saturn ruling the business ventures of the native, indicates serious obstructions to his business ventures. The ventures of the native undertaken overseas met with many impediments. Good income came in through overseas job. In this case, the eleventh house indicates income from profession. The placement of the Sun in the tenth house tells us about the magnitude of earning. The native lived well in a foreign country, got good remuneration and perks. Barring a very small period of stay in India the native had been staying in a foreign country right from the beginning of the eighth lord's period, which is posited in the ninth house in exact conjunction with Saturn, both of which show stay abroad. The Moon is the lord of distant places and is placed in the house of foreign visits and Saturn is one of the significators for stay abroad and rules initiatives in this nativity. Male born 12th September, 1924, 1323 Hrs. 31.43N 76.55E

(Click here to see chart) The eleventh lord, becoming prime determinant of the house of gains, occupies the tenth house in close conjunction with the tenth lord, the Sun. Both the lords of the eleventh house and tenth house closely influence the most effective point of the tenth house. Jupiter ruling the status is strong in the chart. Strong Jupiter becomes additional prime determinant of income as it is the lord of the ascendant of ekadasamsa. The most effective point of the eleventh house is closely afflicted by Ketu. The close influence of the functional benefic Sun on the lord of the eleventh house and the strong Jupiter in the natal chart is indicative of good income for the native. The native earned good income starting from the beginning of the main period of the eleventh lord. The native, who was in government job while in India, visited USA for employment and residential purposes and prospered. See the combinations for the same. The lord of the house of residence in native place, Saturn, is exalted in the twelfth house. The placement of Jupiter, the lord of the house of accumulated wealth, in the ascendant indicates addition to wealth due to self efforts. Well placed and affluent planets blessed the native with good income and planets causing afflictions caused problems and losses. Mercury's weakness due to combustion could not save him from the bad impacts of unfavorable transit. Ketu's transit over the most effective point of the eleventh house put him to a loss of US$ 200,000 which was absorbed by the native in the year 1986 as the lord of eleventh is weak due to combustion. At that time the native was running the sub-period of Mars in the main period of Ketu. Mars, the sixth lord, is placed in the fourth house in close conjunction with Ketu. Male born 20th October, 1955, 1510Hrs. 30.55N 74.40E (Click here to see chart) Jupiter becoming prime determinant for the significations of the eleventh house is posited close to the most effective point of the seventh house aspecting the eleventh house, ascendant and the third house. Jupiter also rules the ascendant of ekadasamsa. Though Jupiter is weak but its close influence in the chart from the royal sign Leo indicates good amount of income and it has shown its pronounced results for the native. The debilitated Moon and Rahu occupy the tenth house in close conjunction which indicates use of ways and means unacceptable by the morality. This is also confirmed by the debilitation of the Sun in both rasi and navamsa charts. The lord of the ascendant, Saturn, occupies its sign of exaltation in the ninth house and as per its significations it does not deter the native under its influence from use of unfair or unacceptable means. The beginning of the main period of the Sun had given break to the continuance of activities and the native was advised to refrain from such activities in future so that the ensuing sub-periods of Moon, Mars and Rahu do not bring disgrace to him from his employer. Female born 7th December, 1952, 0447 Hrs. 18.58N 72.50E (Click here to see chart) Ruling the eleventh house, the Sun becomes prime determinant for the gains and is well placed in the second house, exactly over the most effective point of the second house. The eleventh house is closely aspected by an exalted Mars and by Jupiter. The sign Leo in the eleventh house and the aspects to the eleventh house indicate gains of great magnitude by the contribution of family and family's accumulated wealth. The tenth house is occupied by its lord, the Moon. The planets the Sun, Mars and the Moon are closely afflicted by nodes. The business of the native related to the embroidery and fashion garments for domestic as well as export sales and has been expanded from time to time. Third lord Jupiter's close aspect to the ascendant has given the native a great initiative and made her an entrepreneur. The affliction to the most effective points of the second, fourth, eighth and twelfth houses besides Mars, the Moon and the Sun, caused obstructions in the sources of income during the sub-periods of the afflicted planets and did not bless the native with marriage. Male born 8th December, 1977, 1152Hrs. 28.39N 77.13E (Click here to see chart)

Ruling the eleventh house, Jupiter becomes the prime determinant for the significations of the eleventh house. Jupiter is placed in the fifth house, closely aspecting the eleventh house. The eleventh house is occupied by Mercury, the lord of the eighth house, signifying gains from inheritance. The placement of Jupiter in the fifth house shows income from mental applications, investments and speculations. The native's parents are earning huge amounts out of the business of property and are likely to leave enormous wealth for the native. The strong lord of the ninth house closely influences the fourth house. The native can then make use of the wealth for investments and speculative purposes. The placement of the Sun, the seventh lord, and Venus in the tenth house indicate rich gains with the help of wife as had been in the case of his father. Third lord is debilitated in the sixth house. When the third lord is in the sixth house it breeds conflicts out of one’s initiatives as the third house rules initiatives. Its exact aspect to the Moon, the lord of the sixth house, created a even deeper connection between initiatives and conflicts, and is likely to involve the native in litigation, etc. putting his own self to uncomfortable position. Natal Ketu's affliction to Mars and the Sun indicate losses in business ventures due to conflicts and health problems due to infections. "HOW TO JUDGE LOSSES, EXPENSES, LIVING ABROAD & BED COMFORTS THROUGH HOROSCOPE" The twelfth house amongst other things indicates losses, expenses and conjugal life. If strong and/or unafflicted, one enjoys happy married life, good life while living in foreign lands, comforts of bed, visits to foreign lands, etc. etc. One suffers from losses in life if the twelfth house contains a mooltrikona sign and its lord is weak or afflicts some house/planet by way of its conjunction/aspect in the natal chart. Transitory influences also work if the lord of the twelfth house is weak. The placement of other planets in the twelfth house brings losses to their general and particular significations when such planets are afflicted, too. The weak and afflicted twelfth house indicates loss of comforts of bed, meaning thereby stresses and strives in the conjugal relationship of the native. The lord of the twelfth house signifies the areas of expenses for a person by way of its relationship with a particular house/planet in the natal chart. Suppose that Mars is the lord of the twelfth house and is placed in the fifth house, then in its ruling sub-periods it may give inclination of incurring expenditure in connection with matters ruled by Mars like property, etc. that is to say making investments in property. If the lord of the twelfth house is placed close to the most effective point of the third house it may mean sufferings to the younger brother, lack of a younger brother, expenses on younger brother, losses in one's business ventures or failure in initiatives. The debilitated Moon in the fourth house ruling the twelfth house may indicate expenses/losses connected with property/building matters taking into account the debilitation of the Moon, significations of the Moon and the fourth house. This is how we blend planetary influences, their characteristics, rulership and placements. The functional malefic planets in the twelfth house indicate expenses/loss of health by way of vices whereas functional benefic planets indicate expenses connected with family ceremonies, donations, pilgrimages, etc. The twelfth house, being the last house of the horoscope, also denotes end of life. The subperiod of a weak lord of the twelfth house gives setbacks in the matter of general and functional health of the native. If the lords of the ascendant and the eighth house are also weak the native may lose life in the operating sub-periods of the twelfth lord in the main period of the ascendant lord/eighth lord or vice-versa. The natal/transit afflictions of functional malefic planets to the most effective point of the twelfth house and/or to the weak lord of the twelfth house may involve the person in some confinement case as the twelfth house also rules prisons and imprisonments. As the planets rule their particular as well as their general significations, the affliction to the lord of the twelfth house may also indicate problems to the relation signified by it. For example, suppose the Sun being lord of the twelfth house is badly placed in the sixth or eighth house and is transited by Rahu. Rahu's transit in this case may create chances of imprisonment for the native himself as a particular

signification of the twelfth house and may cause problems to his father as per the general signification of the planet, Sun. The twelfth lord's close relationship with other planets/house proves very harmful to the native as it puts the native to a loss for the general and particular significations of the planet/house with which it is conjunct or is forming close aspect. We will illustrate the matter further through some real life situations. Female born 8th August, 1966, 0120Hrs. 76E40 28.12N (Click here to see chart) The twelfth house is ruled by Mars, who occupies the second house in close conjunction with the lord of the sixth and eighth houses. Mars, Jupiter and Venus are also closely afflicted by Ketu placed in the sixth house. This conjunction of three functional malefic planets, signifying losses, obstructions and sickness, occurs in the second house i.e. the house of family. During the subperiod of Rahu in the main period of Venus, the native got the first jerk at the age of 13 years. Very important member of the family i.e. her father got a complete paralytic attack. Jupiter's subperiod kept the circumstances same and somewhat deteriorating. However, as Jupiter signifies education, the native got training as a beautician because Jupiter is conjunct with Venus. During the sub-period of strong Saturn the native decided to open a beauty clinic and started supporting her family. During the sub-period of Mercury, which is well placed and is in its sign of exaltation in navamsa, the native was married but as these three functional malefic planets are closely conjunct in the second house and Mars closely afflicts the most effective point of the second house there was no addition to the family. Jupiter's functional nature and its conjunction with the twelfth and sixth lords caused obstructions to the native for performance of astrological remedial measures suggested for addition to the family. However, the native was blessed with children (first girl and then a son) with the help of a Kavach and propitiatory astral remedies for all the functional malefic planets. Male born 11th November, 1947, 2035Hrs. 3.11N 101.40E (Click here to see chart) The twelfth house is ruled by Mars, who occupies the third house in its sign of debilitation in close conjunction with Saturn ruling the house of professional matters. The twelfth lord indicates losses/expenses connected with the initiatives of the native in this case due to its placement in the third house. The Mars rules the tendencies of gambling, properties and resorts to ignore the truthful ways in a rash manner. The native spent money in connection with investment in properties during the sub-period of Mars in the main period of Saturn. Saturn is a functional benefic for the native. On the other hand Mars closely aspects the Sun, the fourth lord, occupying the sixth house in its sign of debilitation. Affliction to the weak Sun caused death of father in the childhood. During the sub-period of the Sun which is under the influence of Mars native took initiative of moving to a bigger house on rental basis after selling his earlier smaller house. The indications are same; property, initiative and reduction/expenses. Though the native did not feel it at the time of the changes, but in the end he did find that the transaction of sale of house acquired during the sub-period of Mars did not bring in any advantage. The Sun in its period gives the tendencies of expansion and if weak, person repents later on for such expansions. The close conjunction of the sixth and eighth lords caused litigations and serious health concerns. Male born 24th March, 1941, 1942Hrs. 29.58N 77.33E (Click here to see chart) The Sun rules the twelfth house and is weak and closely afflicted by Rahu-Ketu axis. The lord of the eleventh house, the Moon, is badly placed in the chart and is debilitated in navamsa. The Sun signifies greater magnitude, losses/expenses in this case and is connected with the house of partnership. The lord of the ascendant has gone to the sixth house along with the lord of the eleventh house. The sixth lord is in its sign of debilitation in the eighth house and closely afflicts the weak lord of the fourth house placed in the eighth house. The most effective point of the

twelfth house is closely aspected by Jupiter but Jupiter is unable to help because of its own weakness. Mars rules the eighth house and is in the fifth house indicating gains from inheritance. But other factors operating resulted in a loss in partnership in such a big way that the native found difficulty in mere financial survival and lost all his inheritance. Remains are litigations. Both the lords of the ascendant and eleventh house are in the sixth. There too losses are indicated as the sixth lord is in its sign of debilitation. The bad placement of both the Moon and Mercury caused mental and nervous maladies to the native. The weakness and affliction of the Sun also resulted in pressures on heart in the sub-periods of the Sun and the Moon. During the sub-period of Mars in the main period of Saturn, the native had to dispose of his inherited property to tide over the losses. Male born 8th October, 1951, 0455Hrs. 28.39N 77.13E (Click here to see chart) The Sun is the lord of the twelfth house and is posited in the ascendant in close conjunction with the lord of the ascendant. Both the lords of the ascendant and the sixth house, becoming prime determinants of health, are weak due to combustion. The twelfth house is occupied by Mars, Venus and Ketu. Venus ruling the house of family is placed in the house of losses and is afflicted by both Mars and Ketu. The functional benefics Jupiter and the Moon are strong in the natal chart. The native is an engineer by profession and is getting good income. Mercury is closely aspected by the strong Jupiter but the close affliction of Saturn and the Sun weigh heavily on the health of the native. The close influence of the lord of the twelfth house on the weak lord of the ascendant gave him the habit of excessive drinking in spite of good educational background. Badly placed and severely afflicted Venus has wrecked the married life of the native. The other reason is his lack of confidence in his physical health as Mercury ruling the ascendant is weak and is closely afflicted by both the Sun and Saturn. The native was married in the main period of Mars and sub-period of Jupiter. After a long spell of dissonance, the wife finally deserted him permanently in the sub-period of Mercury. The native is ruining his life with heavy consumption of alcohol due to the close impact of the lord of the house of losses acting as Rahu on the lord of the ascendant. "PREVENTIVE ASTROLOGICAL HEALTH DIAGNOSIS" PREVENTION IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN CURE Amongst all other problems, the problem of health is the one, which affects a person both physically and mentally. Physical and mental disability or disturbance temporarily or in a chronic way touch each and every aspect of life to the disadvantage of the native. THE MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS, PREVENTIVE OR ACTUAL, HAVE BECOME VERY COMPLICATED TODAY IN A TOTALLY POLLUTED ENVIRONMENT. In contrast to medical science, astrology affords human beings the advantage of knowledge of diseases from which a native may suffer during the course of his life. THE MEDICAL SCIENCE STARTS TREATING WHEN THE PERSON STARTS SUFFERING AND CANNOT MAKE A TRUSTWORTHY VULNERABILITY CHECK. In contrast to medical science, it is astrology which not only forewarns the native about VULNERABILITY TO DREADED DISEASES, BUT ALSO HELPS IN AVOIDING THE SAME COMPLETELY OR PARTIALLY by strengthening the planets and by adopting suitable astral remedies, food habits, etc. How to diagnose diseases is the question which comes up next? The houses/planets which are weak or afflicted cause diseases connected with the significations ruled by them. This is the golden principle which provides us the key to diagnosing the health problems and suggesting possible remedies. For example, if the lord of the ascendant is weak and both the lagna and its lord at the same time are afflicted by conjunction/aspect of the malefics and further are devoid of the aspect/conjunction of benefics, a person has a weak constitution and during the period/subperiod of the lord ascendant the significations of diseases are aggravated. The strength of the planets should also be analyzed in the relevant divisional chart with reference to the lagna in the divisional chart. Then planets give us the further hint; for example, Mercury being the lord of the ascendant Virgo and weak/afflicted, may cause suffering by way of nervous breakdown, skin infections, breathing problems, etc. Whether the diseases would be temporary/permanent is

revealed by the planets which are causing afflictions, i.e., if the afflicting planets are Saturn and Rahu, they cause sufferings which persist for a long time while planets like Mars, Sun and Ketu cause serious problems but relief also comes comparatively early. While the ascendant and the lord of the ascendant, the Sun (karaka for vitality), the Moon (karaka for mind) and Mercury (karaka for nervous system) signify the physical and mental health in general, the planets indicate parts of the body governed by them. Moreover, the planets, in addition to their lordships, cause suffering by way of significations ruled by them. Mars afflicted by Rahu or Saturn may cause boils, wounds, irregular blood pressure, impurities of blood, etc. If the Sun is in conjunction with Mars and one of these two planets is a functional malefic, both the significations of Mars and the Sun suffer. The person, during mutual periods/sub-periods of these planets, may have a bone fracture/operation of the part signified by the lordship of the Sun. Revolving around the foregoing general principles, numerous planetary combinations are available in the classical texts guiding us towards the possible diseases a native may suffer from. Afflicted planets give short duration health problems pertaining to their general and particular significations. If the lord of the ascendant is weak and there are severely afflicted planets, a person is amenable to dreaded diseases like cancer, skin infections, cardiac diseases, etc. "LEARN ASTROLOGY - ADVANCED PREDICTIVE TECHNIQUES" Feedback on Systems'Approach in Astrology & Jyotish Remedies Learn Astrology - Terminology of Systems'Approach in Astrology The divine science of astrology is a wonderful asset to mankind. It unfolds the uncertainties in life, reduces tensions and enables one to move in the right direction. It deals with various aspects of human life such as health- physical and mental, business, social status, financial prosperity, name and fame, emotional stability, etc. The predictive astrology gives us firm indications in life pertaining to the future events, right at birth. The preventive astrological remedial measures at the same time help further by reducing the impact of malefic planetary influences and harness the significations ruled by benefic planets, in a nativity. The focus of Systems' Approach for Interpreting Horoscopes (SA) is identifying important events in life through greater predictive accuracy; removal of inconsistencies, confusions and contradictions of the classical astrology principles; healthy life; success in studies; success in profession; success in progeny; comfortable finances; success in relationships, spiritual development, peace and happiness; etc. read through the planetary strengths, conjunctions, aspects, placements in natal and transit charts with the help of preventive and helpful astral remedies. The world dreads AIDS, cancer, cardio-vascular diseases, psychiatric problems, etc. The modern systems of medicine whether allopathic and/or alternative medicines offer us stray guiding factors for preventing these dreaded diseases or early detection of these so that these can respond to symptomatic treatment. No other science/system has the twin capacity to forewarn and forearm. The divine science of astrology offers the preventive remedies for such diseases wherever possibility of such a disease is indicated. We come across malfunctioning of functional health at the time of birth where the individual concerned has no role to play in abuse of his food habits, etc. Astrology relates it to the deeds of the past life based on the theory of Karma. We are not trying to create here any orthodoxy or blind faith or fatalism. We wish to share with you our experience in the application of the science of astrology in the administration of preventive and curative astrological remedies, timing of the diseases and recovery. The timing is done with the help of the horoscope which is a record of the planetary position prevailing at the time of the birth of a particular person at a particular place. This is the most valuable gift of Vedas to mankind and is an Indian legacy. All sciences depend on the experience by way of observations and analysis of logical hypothesis developed and tested based on these observations. It is really painful when such a useful gift to mankind is just termed as a superstition without even giving a trial by the so-called rationalists.

Despite phenomenal growth in the modern healing sciences, permanent cure for the functional health problems, be it in the fields of psychological problems, cardiovascular problems, renal problems, asthmatic problems, liver problems, immunization power of the body, etc., has not been found. Astrology offers us preventive diagnostic power and astral remedies both for preventive as well as curative measures. Administering medicine is supported manifold when combined with the astral remedies. The operating planetary periods indicate the time frame for recovery. This in turn gives patience and results of the symptomatic treatment both to the doctor and the patient. SALIENT FEATURES OF SYSTEMS' APPROACH ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES Events/indications in life are ruled by the inter-play of the planets, houses, signs and planetary periods. The planets during their operating periods bless the native with the significations ruled by them depending upon their strength and placement in a particular horoscope. Identifying the weakness/affliction of planets is not at all a difficult job and can be learnt by beginners or nonastrologers with the help of the book "SELF LEARNING COURSE IN ASTROLOGY". Dual competence of the medical personnel will help humanity at large and will enhance satisfaction and personal eminence of the medical practitioners. Besides the above stated diseases, astral remedies tackle the problems of sterility, impotency, help in getting a healthy male child in addition to other areas of life governed by the same planet e.g. professional growth, harmonious married life, acquisition of wealth/property and status. For example, one with defects in the right eye suffers in his professional growth, suffers from loss of status, problems in married life and would be vulnerable to cardiovascular diseases, thyroid glands, etc. At the same time, one with phenomenal ambitions will have nervous breakdown, acidity and runs the risk of a paralytic attack. We hope this gives a clear understanding of the linkage between the planetary strengths and diseases, general problems in life, etc. FUNCTIONAL NATURE OF PLANETS Functional nature of the planets is the key analytical factor in the horoscopic analysis. Besides Rahu and Ketu, planets whose mooltrikona signs are in the malefic houses (sixth, eighth and twelfth) with reference to the ascendant, act as the functional malefic planets in a nativity. For this purpose, under the Systems' Approach the sign Cancer is considered as the mooltrikona sign of the Moon. The functional nature is dependent on the nature of MT sign house owned by a planet. It is not related to the strength of the planet. A planet may be weak or strong but the functional nature will remain same as per the principle defined for identifying the functional nature of the planet. Besides Rahu and Ketu, following are the functional malefic planets for various ascendants: Ascendant 1.Aries (Mesh) 2.Taurus (Vrishbha) 3Gemini (Mithun) 4.Cancer (Karkata) 5.Leo (Simha) 6.Virgo (Kanya) 7.Libra (Tula) 8.Scorpio (Vrishchak) 9.Sagittarius (Dhanu) 10.Capricorn (Makar) 11Aquarius (Kumbh) Functional Malefics Mercury Mars, Venus and Jupiter None Jupiter and Saturn The Moon The Sun, Saturn and Mars Mercury Venus and Mars The Moon The Sun and Jupiter The Moon and Mercury

12.Pisces (Mina)

The Sun, Venus and Saturn

SPECIAL IMPACT OF RAHU & KETU Though under the Systems' Approach, Rahu and Ketu have been categorized as functional malefics, yet in exceptional cases, when Rahu is well placed in a mooltrikona sign, does not cause any conjunction or close aspect with other houses/planets and its dispositor is strong, Rahu too, gives good results during the course of its sub-periods for materialistic prosperity. Rahu and Ketu in exaltation state give materialistic benefits while debilitated Rahu and Ketu involve one in exposed scandals and acute physical sufferings, respectively. Generally, Rahu/Ketu give malignant growth of the aspects and signification of the planets under their close influence through aspect or conjunction. MEASURING STRENGTH OF HOUSES The strength of the houses and the signs is gauged through the strength of their lords and the conjunctions/aspects to the most effective point of the houses. CLOSE CONJUNCTIONS When two or more planets have the same longitudes, they are conjunct with each other. The conjunction can be exact or close. If the difference in longitudes happens to be less than one degree the resulting conjunction is known as exact conjunction. If the difference in longitudes happens to be within five degrees, the same is known as a close conjunction. AFFLICTED PLANETS The afflictions to the planets or houses are caused by the close conjunction or aspect of the functional malefics in a nativity. The significations of the houses having mooltrikona sign of an afflicted planet are harmed more when such planets are weak too. The planets in dusthanas are also treated as weak planets. THE MOST MALEFIC INFLUENCE Mostly, the people seeking advantage of astrology remember it in the time of distress. Therefore, the first thing is to gauge the strength of the planets so that the malefic influences on the weak planets can be analyzed. The most malefic influence in a nativity is that of the lord of the eighth house if it contains a mooltrikona sign. However, if it does not contain a mooltrikona sign, the title of the most malefic planet passes on to the lord of the twelfth house if there is a mooltrikona sign. Further, if, both the eighth and the twelfth houses do not contain a mooltrikona sign, then the title of the most malefic planet passes on to Ketu. The close impact of the planets is gauged through their closeness to the natal positions i.e. a longitudinal distance of less than 5 degrees. Besides the natal position of the planets, there is mid-point or the most effective point of each house known by the degree rising in the ascendant. Suppose an ascendant of 16 degrees rises. It means the mid-point or the most effective point of each house would be 16 degrees. The most malefic planets in any house having a longitude between 11 to 21 degrees would malefically influence the most effective point of the house of its placement and the house(s)/ planet(s) aspected by it or the planet(s) in conjunction with it. For the convenience of the readers, the following are the most malefic planets (MMP) for the various ascendants.

ASCENDANT Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces

MOST MALEFIC PLANET (MMP) Ketu Jupiter Ketu Saturn The Moon Mars Mercury Venus The Moon The Sun Mercury Venus

If the planet or the lord of the house, with which the most malefic planet is forming a close conjunction/aspect, is strong and well placed, this most malefic planet creates tension(s) with regard to the matters represented by the house/planet involved. When the afflicted planet is weak, the significations suffer seriously. When the afflicted planet is weak and badly placed, it results in tragic happenings. To understand the difference between tension, serious trouble and tragic happenings consider the situations of fever, jaundice and the loss of a limb ruled by the concerned planet, respectively. The transit impact of slow moving stationary malefic planets triggers the trouble. When the affliction is close to the mid-point of the house, significations of all the houses involved, that is the house occupied and the house(s) aspected, suffer. In the case of the afflicted planets, besides their general significations, the significations of the house (i) where the mooltrikona sign is placed, and (ii) significations of the house where the planet is placed, suffer. The descending order for the weak planets is a combust planet, bad placement, debilitation, old age, infancy, debilitated in navamsa and the weak dispositor. The weakness of planets is effectively strengthened by use of a KAVACH to a large extent. MOST EFFECTIVE POINT (MEP) The rising degree in the ascendant is known as the most effective point of all the houses. ANALYSING RESULTS OF SUB-PERIOD LORDS Events fructify in the sub-periods of indicative planets. Therefore, it is very important that we understand the method of analyzing the dasa (main period) & bhukti (sub-period) results. The results of the general significations of the sub-period lord depend upon its strength, placement conjunction and aspects to the same. The significations of the house of placement are touched when transit planets create benefic or malefic influences on the sub-period lord. In the sub-period of a planet, the following significations are touched.(1) The general significations of the planet. For example the Sun rules father, social status, position with the government, male child, digestive system, heart, blood pressure, etc. (2) The significations of the house where the mooltrikona sign of the said planet is placed. In case in the mooltrikona sign house some malefic planet is placed or some malefic planet is aspecting the most effective point of the said house, then during the sub-periods of the afflicting /afflicted planets the signification of the mooltrikona sign house shall not prosper and face problems indicated by the afflicting planet depending upon the lordship. (3) The significations of the houses where the planet is placed. (4) During the sub period of a planet all the impacts on the house, which contains the MT sign of the said planet, also come into force. Due to such influences on MEP by a strong functional

benefic planet even the sub period of a weak planet would be blessing the native with good or very good results.Similarly, a close impact of a funcitonal malefic planet on the MEP of a MT sign house may not allow the planet ruling that MT sign house to show good results in its sub periods even if the said planet is strong in the natal chart. Let us see the application of MMP and MEP while analyzing the results of sub-periods, with the help of an example. Suppose 23 degree rises in the Ascendant. Therefore, the most effective point of all the houses will be 23 degree. Any planet conjunct within 5 degrees on either side i.e. within 18 degrees to 28 degrees in any house would be influencing the significations of the house in question in a pronounced manner depending upon the functional nature of that planet. The planet Moon is placed at 24 degrees in the third house in the sign Aquarius ruled by Saturn. The Moon is most malefic planet (MMP) as it rules the eighth house. Since the Moon is conjunct with the most effective point of the third house, it not only mars the initiatives of the person but during the subperiods of both the Moon and Saturn it will not allow any ventures/initiatives of the persons to succeed. The aspect of the Moon to the most effective point to the ninth house would also cause obstructions to the significations of the ninth house during the sub-periods of both the Sun and the Moon. The Sun is lord of the ninth house while the Moon is aspecting and malefically influencing the ninth house. In such cases if the planet Sun is placed and strong as in this case, the impact of the influence of the Moon would be a little bit milder than if the Sun is badly placed and weak. As the Saturn is badly placed in the sixth house and is weak due to its being in the state of infancy, the malefic impact on the third house and during the sub-periods of the Moon and Saturn would be quite grave. COMPREHENSION TOOLS The students keep on asking about the status of the house containing non-mooltrikona sign of the same planet. You will find in your experience that in the absence of benefic or malefic close influence on the most effective point (MEP) of a house, the significations of that house will not bother the person, at all. The Systems' Approach considers a planet weak if it is placed in the mooltrikona sign of another weak planet. RELIABILITY OF TREATING A HOUSE AS ASCENDANT FOR SIGNIFIED RELATIONSHIP We cannot treat a house as ascendant for the relation signified by that house. For example, ninth house for father and the seventh house for wife, etc. We can't decipher educational prospects of father, his assets, etc. from the twelfth house which is the fourth house from the ninth house but sometimes just for an estimation of status in general of father, it can be seen from the Sun and the ninth house. However, we desist from doing and recommending the same. The detailed analysis can only be made from an individual's horoscope for his/her own self only and general indications for spouse, children, parents, elder and younger siblings and friends. For example, we can see whether the person will derive happiness from his children or at a particular time whether the child is enjoying or in trouble but we cannot identify about the educational or professional or emotional matters of a child from one's chart in details. RETROGRADE PLANETS This is only a visionary phenomenon as this occurs due to different speeds of the planets in relation to the earth. The effects on a natal chart are due to fixed angular position of planets with reference to a particular place on the earth for a particular time, natal or transit. Though the classical as well as some of the modern commentators have ascribed different views for the results of retrograde planets, the author is of the firm view that retrograde planets are to be treated in a normal way as per their longitudes, so far as the natal influences are concerned.

However, the transit influences of a planet appearing to be in retrograde motion and then direct motion are prolonged on a specified degree(s). EFFECTS OF EXCHANGE OF HOUSES/ASTERISMS The situation, in which a planet ‘A’ is placed in a sign or nakshatra ruled by the planet ‘B’ and the planet ‘B’ is placed in a sign or nakshatra ruled by the planet ‘A’, is considered as exchange of houses or exchange of nakshatra (asterisms). For example, if the Sun is placed in the sign Scorpio and the planet Mars is placed in the sign, Leo, then the classical works considers this as exchange of houses by the Sun and Mars. Under the Systems' Approach, we do not recognize this concept. Each planet is considered, separately, for its placement, strength, relationship with other planets, etc. MEASURING CAPACITY OF PLANETS While studying the impact of a planet, depending upon its strength, during the course of its subperiod both the positions-natal and transit-of the planet under operation are to be studied. The result of a particular house will be influenced by a transiting planet when it is near to its MEP depending upon its functional nature whether benefic or malefic. BRIGHT RAYS Bright rays means a non-combust planet. However, the Moon is with bright rays when it is 72 degrees away from the Sun on either side. MEASURING STRENGTH OF PLANETS IN INFANCY/OLD AGE The results of the planets in the state of infancy or old age vary in degree of strength as per their longitudes as detailed below..INFANCY When 0 degree power is zero When 1 degree power is 20% When 2 degrees power is 40% When 3 degrees power is 60% When 4 degrees power is 80% When 5 degrees power is 100% OLD AGE When 30 degrees power is zero When 29 degrees power is 20% When 28 degrees power is 40% When 27 degrees power is 60% When 26 degrees power is 80% When 25 degrees power is 100% Exaltation sign adds to the strength. The peak point of exaltation or debilitation has very little relevance. GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF PLANETS Strong Planets A strong natal planet protects and promotes its general significations and the significations of its

mooltrikona house. Any planet is considered strong when it is not in the state of weakness. It can increase its strength if: a) it is young, i.e. its longitude is between 10º to 20º in a particular sign. b) it occupies own or good navamsa and other divisions. c) it is under the close influence of the functional benefic planets. d) it occupies its exaltation, mooltrikona or own sign. The results of planets placed in the Sun-like houses that is the second, third and ninth houses get magnified. Weak Planets A weak natal planet is not capable of fully protecting/promoting its general significations and the significations of its mooltrikona house during the course of its sub-periods and during the triple transit functional malefic influences. By descending order of weakness, any planet becomes weak when: 1) The most effective point of its mooltrikona sign is afflicted by a functional malefic planet within an orb of one degree. 2) The most effective point of its house of placement is afflicted by a functional malefic planet, within an orb of one degree for mooltrikona signs or within an orb of five degrees for nonmooltrikona signs. 3) It is conjunct or aspected by any functional malefic planet within an orb of one degree. 4) It is combust due to its nearness to the Sun. 5) It occupies malefic houses from the ascendant, except if in its own mooltrikona sign. 6) It occupies its sign of debilitation. 7) It is in the state of infancy or old-age. 8) It occupies its debilitated sign in navamsa. 9) It occupies the mooltrikona sign of a weak planet. However, its strength would be in proportion to the strength of its dispositor. 10) It is the Moon within 72 degrees either side of the Sun. However, this is a minor weakness. NOTE: In serial nos. (1) to (3) above, when the affliction is special or multiple i.e. when it comes from: 1) a conjunction with/ aspect from the most malefic planet, 2) an aspect from a functional malefic planet placed in a dusthana, 3) a conjunction with Rahu or Ketu (Rahu-Ketu axis) 4) an aspect of a functional malefic planet afflicted by other(s) functional malefic planet, 5) more than one functional malefic planet at the same time, Then the otherwise "strong" planet should be considered afflicted (and weak) even when the orb of affliction is of two degrees. Afflicted Planets Whenever a planet is already weak for any other reason and is under the close influence of any functional malefic, it is treated as an afflicted planet. But when the planet is not weak for other reasons, it can only be considered afflicted under the exact influence of any functional malefic, becoming a weak planet for that reason. So whenever any planet is afflicted, it becomes weak. The significations of the house having a mooltrikona sign of an afflicted planet are harmed. Afflicting Planets All planets can become afflicted, but only the functional malefic planets can be afflicting planets. It is very necessary to understand the difference between afflicting planets and afflicted planets. A transit functional malefic planet will afflict always its natal position by conjunction or aspect,

except when placed in its own mooltrikona house in rasi/birth chart. A natal/transit functional malefic planet never afflicts its own mooltrikona house, except when the functional malefic planet is already afflicted and afflicts from a dusthana/malefic house. Dispositor weakness or bad placement affliction is not applicable in this case. The benefit of aspect to the MT sign of FM planet is limited to the proportion of the strength of the FM planet. Dispositor According to the Systems’ Approach, the dispositor is a planet in whose mooltrikona sign another planet is located in the natal chart. Suppose in a natal chart the Sun is placed in the sign Libra ruled by Venus. In this case Venus will be the dispositor of the Sun. No planet which is in a nonmooltrikona sign will have a dispositor i.e. the planet(s) in Taurus, Gemini, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces have no dispositor. If a planet is posited in Aries, its dispositor would be Mars; if a planet is posited in Cancer, its dispositor would be the Moon; if a planet is posited in Leo, its dispositor would be the Sun; if a planet is posited in Virgo, its dispositor would be Mercury; if a planet is posited in Libra, its dispositor would be Venus; if a planet is posited in Sagittarius, its dispositor would be Jupiter; and if a planet is posited in Aquarius, its dispositor would be Saturn. When a functional benefic planet becomes dispositor of an affliction, the results of such affliction will surface during the sub period and transit influence of that functional benefic planet. Similarly, when a functional benefic planet becomes dispositor of a benefic influence or blessing, the results of such benefic influence or blessing will surface during the sub period and transit influence of that functional benefic planet. When a functional malefic planet becomes dispositor of a benefic influence or blessing, the results of such benefic influence or blessing will also simultaneiously surface during the sub period and transit influence of that functional malefic planet provided the functional malefic planet is not involved in a close or exact affliction. When a functional malefic planet becomes dispositor of an affliction, the results of such affliction will surface also during the sub period and transit influence of that functional malefic planet. Caution: Astrologers do not have a television set and cannot give running commentary. The best thing is in the shortest possible time, indicate the strong and weak areas in chart and prescribe appropriate remedies. One acquires credentials or good reputation as an astrologer with one's competence over a period of time. REGARDING TRANSIT The impact of transit functional malefics is on both the functional malefics and the functional benefics. The things governed by the planets would be their general and particular significations. Similarly, when the impact is on the MEP of a house the significations of the house occupied and the house(s) aspected, both MT and Non-MT, would be influenced by the transit planet. Transit of functional benefics over the natal position of functional malefics or close aspect of natal functional malefics on transit functional benefics also spoil the signification of the functional benefics. By transit strength we mean the planet should be strong in the transit. INTERACTION BETWEEN THE SUB-PERIODS AND TRANSIT During the course of the sub-period of a planet the significations of the house ruled by the subperiod lord, the general significations of the planet and the significations of the house where the planet is placed would be touched. The transit means when the planetary position on any given date subsequent to the date of the birth is studied with reference to the ascendant and the position of the planets in the natal chart. For example, let us take a chart with the sign Sagittarius rising in the ascendant. In this chart the

lord of the eleventh house, Venus, is placed in the twelfth house, ruling losses. During the subperiod of the Venus loss of elder brother, income and trouble to friends is indicated. Now, in the transit the functional malefics Rahu/Ketu may form close conjunction/aspect with any of the three: i) most effective point of the eleventh house. ii) the natal position of Venus iii) the transit position of the sub-period lord, Venus. The example chart pertains to a lady born 22nd December 1964, at 0850 hrs at Copenhagen 55N41' 12E'35 CE TIME (GMT + 1). In her case Venus main period (dasa) Venus sub-period (bhukti) started on 24th Oct 1981 and was to run up to 23rd February 1985. Now from the horoscope we would see that an incident like loss of an elder brother is seen in the sub-period of Venus as Venus ruling the elder brother is placed in the house of losses. The transit Venus was of 1 degree in the sign Capricorn on 2nd February 1982. It apparently retrograded and came into contact with transit Ketu at 29 degrees in the sign Sagittarius on the 7th February 1982. Up to the 21st February 1982, the transit Venus and transit Ketu were within 3 degrees range. The sub-period lord was not only weak due to its being in the state of infancy but it was in close conjunction with Ketu. Ketu is also placed in the house of losses in the natal chart and is having the inclinations of causing loss with whatever planet it forms close conjunction or aspect with, the native lost her elder brother. (To understand previous discussion click here to see the chart) The sub-period lord sets the trends as per the lordship and the placement of the planet, besides the other influences on the planet. The transit planets cause influence whenever they come into contact with the natal position or the transit position of the sub-period lord. We hope this gives better understanding into the interaction between the transit results and the sub-period lord results with the help of the above example. EFFECTIVE ORB FOR JUDGING THE INFLUENCE OF NATAL AND TRANSIT CONJUNCTIONS/ ASPECTS In the case of influence of functional malefic planets on other strong transit/natal positions, the orb is one degree on either side while in the case of weak transit/natal positions, the orb is five degrees on either side. In the case of influence of strong functional benefic planets over the strong natal/transit functional benefic planets, the orb is five degrees on either side. In the case of weak natal/transit positions it is one degree on either side. While coming into the mutual aspect/ conjunction with the natal/transit functional malefic planets, the functional benefic planets get malefically afflicted. The maximum influence of the transit or natal conjunction/aspect is when it is within one degree on either side. As soon as the transit influence starts separating, the influence starts tapering down. It is very important to see the strength of the planet on which the transit influence is being studied. For example, if the Sun being the lord of the fourth house and being a functional benefic planet, is in the fourth house and its longitude is eleven degrees, the malefic influence of Jupiter, the most malefic planet for the Taurus ascendant, will be effective when Jupiter is between 10 degrees to 12 degrees in the signs Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius or Aries because the Sun is strongly placed in the natal chart. Please do not forget to consider the transit strength of this Sun. If the Sun in a Taurus nativity is placed in the sign Libra at a longitude of five degrees then the transit influence of Jupiter within zero degree to 10 degree from the signs Libra, Aries, Aquarius or Gemini would be effective. However, once the longitude of the transit Jupiter is 5 degrees, the transit influence would start separating and tapering down but it will clear the affliction only when the longitude of Jupiter is over ten degrees. We hope the readers would be able to understand this dimension for better analysis.

During the sub period of a planet all the impacts on the house, which contains the MT sign of the said planet, also come into force. Due to such influences on MEP by a strong functional benefic planet even the sub period of a weak planet would be blessing the native with good or very good results.Similarly, a close impact of a funcitonal malefic planet on the MEP of a MT sign house may not allow the planet ruling that MT sign house to show good results in its sub periods even if the said planet is strong in the natal chart. The orb of affliction for a non-mooltrikona sign house is five degrees on either side of the most effective point of the house. CHALIT CHAKRA This is a redundant concept so far as the Systems' Approach (SA) is concerned. The SA identifies the functional nature of theplanets on the basis of the ascendant. Each planet is treated in the house in which it is placed. A planet placed in the eighth house going to seventh or ninth house as per chalit chakra can never give good results. Its periods will bestow weak results because of the position of the planet being weak due to its bad placement and there will be obstructions and mishaps. The astrologers, who consider chalit chakra fail in their predictions. IMPACT OF RAJYOGAS OR DHANA YOGAS Impact of the so-called rajyogas and dhana yogas formed with the natal conjunctions, aspects and placements accrues only if the planet(s) placed in a good house, is unafflicted and strong. Whenever the planets ruling the benefic houses conjoin or aspect closely, they form good yoga (say rajyoga) connected with the indications of both the houses involved provided they are strong and unafflicted. If they involve a house ruling income and/or wealth they produce dhanayogas. BAD PLACEMENT The book, "Self Learning Course in Astrology" gives clear-cut guidance that any planet placed in the sixth, eighth or twelfth house from the ascendant would be treated as a bad placement. The planets are not called badly placed due to their position in a particular sign. In other words bad placement is referred to a malefic house and not to any particular sign. Any planet, even if exalted, becomes weak due to bad placement. IMPACT OF PLACEMENT IN FRIENDLY/ INIMICAL SIGNS The friendship or inimical relationship of planets arising due to placement in the signs ruled by friendly planets or inimical planets only makes the planet comfortable or uncomfortable in doing its work, respectively. The planets work as per their functional nature and strength.. THE EVOLUTION OF SOUL The evolution of the soul depends on the strength of the Sun, Jupiter and the lords of the tenth and first houses. SUN LIKE PLANETS The second house rules status of the person in the society or with the Government. The third house rules the communication power of the person which is an important aspect for leadership. The ninth house is the house of fortune and rules happiness from father and preceptor. The Sun like planets do not cause combustion to other planets. The lords of the second, third and ninth houses, wherever other than the Sun, act like the Sun for the various ascendants: ASCENDANT......SUN LIKE PLANETS 1. Aries........... Jupiter

2. Taurus......... The Moon 3. Gemini......... The Moon and Saturn 4. Cancer......... The Sun and Mercury 5. Leo............... Mercury, Venus and Mars 6. Virgo............ Venus 7. Libra............ Jupiter 8. Scorpio........ Jupiter and the Moon 9. Sagittarius... Saturn 10. Capricorn... Saturn and Mercury 11. Aquarius..... Mars and Venus 12. Pisces......... Mars MEASURING AFFLICTIONS The afflictions to strong planets are effective only if they are within one-degree longitudinal range. The afflictions to weak planets are fully effective if they are within one-degree longitudinal range. Afflictions are 80%, 60%, 40%, 20% and 0% if the afflicting planet is having 1 degree, 2 degree, 3 degree, 4 degree and 5 degree of longitudinal difference, respectively, from the weak planet. It is most severe if the weak and afflicted planets are badly placed. The experience based on the feedback of the people indicates that these afflictions can be taken care up to 80 - 90% with the help of the astral remedies, i.e. wearing of a Kavach, and performance of charities, etc. If the lord is strong, the damage is minimum. For non-mooltrikona signs the impact of the affliction is 100% to 0% depending upon the longitudinal difference between the MEP and the afflicting planet as explained above for the planets. If a planet being lord of a house is weak, one should see the strength of the significator (karaka) and the supplementary houses. IMPACT OF TRANSIT EXALTED RAHU AND KETU The impact of well placed exalted Rahu over the well-placed strong functional benefics is good for materialistic prosperity. The transit over the weak functional benefics gives small gains or creates false hopes. The transit over the functional malefics causes anxiety and delays with regard to the significations of the houses where the mooltrikona sign of the functional malefic planet under transit is placed. The impact of the transit of well placed exalted Ketu will be bad only on weak and afflicted planets when Ketu in transit is stationary. When in dusthana houses the results of exalted Rahu/Ketu are as under: a) When in the sixth house, it gives losses through theft and fire and expenses on treatment of illness. If the lord of the sixth house is strong, Rahu can give some financial gains through manipulations. (b)When in the eighth house, it gives gains from inheritance, obstructions, manipulating tendencies and increased tendencies for sensual pleasures. c) When in the twelfth house, it gives bad health, loss of sleep, craving for excessive gratification of senses, visits to far-off places or foreign lands. MEASURING CAPACITY OF WEAK PLANETS A weak planet, too, has the capacity to protect its house if it is well-placed, is unafflicted, is under the beneficial influence of the functional benefics through close aspect or conjunction or it aspects its own house containing the mooltrikona sign. IMPACT OF COMBUST PLANETS When the Sun is a functional benefic planet its conjunction with other well-placed functional

benefic planets is good and gives exponential growth for the significations of the planets in close conjunction with the Sun. The combust planets suffer under the transit malefic influences. This can, however, be guarded by application of the astral remedies, to a large extent. When the Sun is a functional malefic planet or a functional malefic planet or planets are closely and mutually influencing the Sun, the significations of all the planets involved suffer in their subperiod as also during transit impacts. For example see the following chart:All the three planets in the third house are in close conjunction amongst themselves and the conjunction is good except the transit afflictions which will be short-lived if the influencing Rahu and Ketu during the transit does not become stationary. In this chart, the sub-periods of Venus, the Sun and Mercury in the main periods of the functional benefics will give good initiatives, increased income and happiness, involvement in writing, artistic pursuits, and status rise through such activities. In this example chart, the functional malefics do not cause natal afflictions. The transit afflictions cause only short-lived results. HOW TO PROCEED FOR ANALYSIS FOR IDENTIFYING THE PROBLEM AREAS For starting analysis, underline the functional malefic planets and identify the conjunctions/aspects within 5 degrees orb. Put a circle around the planets that are afflicted. Now you can start the analysis. The problem is always with regard to the weak, badly placed and afflicted planets or the subperiods of the functional malefics for trend results related to sub-periods. The short-term problem is indicated by the malefic transit over the natal planets. The good results should be indicated for the significations of the well-placed strong planets having good close conjunctions/aspects. The position of functional benefic planet(s) in the dusthana houses make them weak but if it is in the eighth house near the MEP of the house then despite weakness it is good as it aspects the MEP of the second house. In the case of Jupiter posited in the eighth house it also aspects the twelfth, and fourth houses besides the second house. The detailed study of the functional malefic planets and the planets in the evil house has been taken up in 'Lords & Planets in Evil Houses'. The case studies included here and in all the books from Prof. V. K. Choudhry bring out the techniques for quickly spotting the prominent events in life. FORM OF HOROSCOPE CHARTS USED We have used here the form of horoscopic chart used in north India as it is very easy for comprehension. It is as under:(Click here to see Chart) In this form the houses are always fixed and the position of angles (kendras), trines (trikona) and unfavorable houses (dusthana or trik) i.e. sixth, eighth and twelfth houses is visible at a glimpse as under:(Click here to see Chart) The numbers indicated in various houses represent the Zodiac signs present in various houses of the natal chart. For example, the sign Gemini is rising in the following chart and the fifth house contains the sign Libra. The lordship of the houses is reckoned from the placement of signs in a particular house. The lord of the sign placed in a particular house is called the lord of the house. The counting of

houses is done in an anti-clockwise direction. In the preceding chart, e.g. the sign Gemini rises in the Ascendant. As the sign Libra is placed in the fifth house, Venus will be the lord of the fifth house. (Click here to see Chart) This is the best form of drawing a chart as it provides a very easy comprehension of the chart at a mere glimpse. It shows angles/planets placed in angles without enumeration. Even reckoning of aspects is very easy in this form of a birth chart. However, for those who are familiar with the methodology of reading the form of Horoscope used in South India, we have added the South Indian format as well, while discussing the case studies. In the South Indian Chart, the signs are fixed while the ascendant has to be written in the sign where the ascending sign rises. For example, if the sign Gemini rises in the ascendant the South Indian Chart will be as under. The house indicating the ascendant is the first house and the other houses are counted in the clockwise direction. (Click here to see Chart)

INSIGHTS Whenever Rahu-Ketu axis is placed exactly over or close to the most effective points of houses containing odd signs, besides afflicting the houses occupied and aspected it turns the planets Saturn, the Sun, Venus, Mars and Jupiter weak by afflicting their mooltrikona houses. Whenever Rahu-Ketu axis is placed exactly over or close to the most effective points of houses containing even signs, besides afflicting the houses occupied and aspected it turns the planets the Moon and Mercury weak by afflicting their mooltrikona houses. The close influence of the lord of the eighth house or Rahu or the lord of the twelfth house on the lord of the seventh house, and/or the most effective point of the seventh house and/or Venus and the close influence of Rahu on the lord of the eighth house gives indulgence out of marital bond for excessive sensual pleasures and endangers the native with sexually transmitted diseases. The close affliction of the nodes to weak planets makes one vulnerable to cancerous diseases. Ever since the author, V.K.Choudhry identified this planetary configuration giving cancerous results in the year 1989, our team had been very particular in watching the horoscopes with such planetary configuration for administering preventive astral remedies and we are very proud to say that in cases where the native had not started suffering from such a fatal disease, the preventive astral remedies proved to be of great help and the natives suspected for cancerous disease did not suffer in the sub-periods of such afflicting/afflicted planets. Whenever the affliction is close to the extent of one degree, the problems surface in the first operating planetary period. When the affliction is close to the extent of two degrees, the problem may surface in the second operating planetary period. The affliction, with the longitudinal difference of three degrees or more gives problems in the third operating planetary period. Similarly, we should treat the afflictions of longitudinal difference of four and five degrees. This varies with the strength of the primary determinants. If the primary determinants are weak, it hastens the surfacing of problem. A planet placed in the mooltrikona sign cannot exceed the strength of its dispositor. During the sub period of a planet the results of planets placed in its mooltrikona sign also fructify

simultaneously. Prediction of unfavorable results can be/is made for the significations ruled by the weak planets even if there are no afflictions in the natal chart and no planet is badly placed. A strong planet will give beneficial results of its general and particular significations throughout the life. If it is away from the MEP of the house of its placement, it may give results for the significations of the said house in the later part of life. A FM planet does not afflict its own MT sign by conjunction or by aspect. A FM planet will afflict its own MT sign by aspect only if it itself is afflicted by another FM planet. Dispositor weakness or bad placement affliction is not applicable in this case. The benefit of aspect to the MT sign of FM is limited to the proportion of the strength of the FM. "ESSENTIALS OF A HOROSCOPE READING"

1. Identify the functional benefic planets and the functional malefic planets. The birth data should be checked with the help of some questions regarding the native's background based on the planetary influences in the chart. 2. Identify and explain the strength of the planets. 3. Check the strength of strong planets in the birth/rasi chart in the concerned divisional charts. 4. Identify the close and exact afflictions. 5. Indicate that the weak planets/houses make one vulnerable to delays and setbacks for the significations of the concerned planet and/or house. 6. Indicate stressful results for the severely afflicted planets. 7. Study and explain the combined effect of dasha and Triple Transit influences for the next six months to one year, or for the requested time. 8. Suggest astral remedies for strengthening of the weak functional benefic planets. 9. Suggest propitiatory remedies for the functional malefic planets. 10. Indicate unfavorable colors and unfavorable stones so that the person avoids these in dress and furnishings in the home and in the car. 11. Indicate unfavorable stones so that the person avoids these in jewels. 12. Answer specific questions, if any. "Sample General Horoscopic Reading/Analysis" "Birth Chart Reading with 10 years Predictions"

Horoscope reading for ................ born ................, at ........... AM,...... Place of birth. Ascendant......24 deg 22 min. Virgo Sun............04 deg 25 min. Virgo Moon...........22 deg 38 min. Gemini Mars...........15 deg 46 min. Aries.

Mercury........18 deg 46 min. Virgo. Jupiter........08 deg 53 min. Capricorn. Venus..........15 deg 28 min. Libra. Saturn.........10 deg 38 min. Gemini. Rahu...........10 deg 21 min. Sagittarius. Ketu...........10 deg 21 min. Gemini. The planetary influences in a birth chart (horoscope) are studied through the natal conjunctions, aspects and placements of planets read in conjunction with the current planetary influences (transit) with reference to the ascending sign worked out in the natal chart on the basis of the birth date, time and place. The conjunctions, aspects and placements help us in identifying the auspicious and inauspicious planetary configurations. The placement of a planet in a particular house links the significations of the house ruled by it with the significations of its house of placement. A planet placed in a malefic house indicates suffering for the significations ruled by the said planet in the nativity. The sign Virgo rises in the ascendant in the horoscope. The Moon, Venus, Jupiter and Mercury become functional benefic planets. Saturn, Mars, Sun, Rahu and Ketu become the functional malefic planets. Mercury ruling health in general and analytical power is strong and placed in the first house/ascendant itself and becomes protector of health to a great extent besides blessing the person with good analytical power and understanding. It is not debilitated in shashthamsa and dasamsa, the divisional charts ruling health and professional matters, respectively. The nature of the person is sensitive and caring and the urge is for perfection. The strong Mercury is very helpful for research oriented jobs/professions, brings in recognition and gives interest in gaining knowledge in variety of branches including astrology. The Moon ruling the income, friends, fulfillment of desires and financial gains is well placed and closely and favorably influences the fourth and tenth houses. It blesses the native with confidence, financial gains and gains through professional ventures/job. Jupiter ruling the house of native place, mental peace and assets is placed in the fifth house. Jupiter is weak as it is in its sign of debilitation. The placement of Jupiter in the house of intellect and emotions make the person emotional and gives flare for learning. The weakness Jupiter is not conducive for the long lived relationships and delays marital alliance. Jupiter needs strengthening for better results. Venus ruling status, wealth and relationships is well placed in the chart but it is weak as it is under the exact aspect of the most malefic planet, Mars. It delays/reduces marital happiness and causes obstructions in professional pursuits. Venus needs strengthening and Mars needs to be propitiated for better results. The Sun ruling professional matters, father, social position and life in foreign lands is well placed and does not cause any close influence on any other planet or house. The close influence of Jupiter on the Sun is helpful to some extent during the stay of the person in foreign lands. Saturn ruling the financial position, health and the position in the matters of conflicts is well placed but it is weak as it is under the exact affliction of Rahu and Ketu. The health is protected by the strong placement of Mercury in the chart but for other significations of Saturn there are indications of persistent anxiety and concerns. The weakness of Saturn is likely to cause lack of confidence and lack of stability in financial resources. Mars ruling easy gains, inheritance and interest in mystical knowledge is strong in the chart. As it is the most malefic planet, it causes strong unfavorable influence on Venus. It causes obstructions in status, marriage and relationships. It blesses with longevity, easy gains,

inheritance, gains from properties and legacies. The exact unfavorable influence of Rahu and Ketu afflicts (harms) Saturn making the person vulnerable to health problems arising out of stress, persistent tensions and financial concerns. From 24th July, 2005, the person is in the sub period of Mercury in its own main period and it runs up to 19th December, 2007. This sub period is considered good for some amount of financial gains and rise in job/status. This sub period is likely to bring marriage with the help of propitiatory remedies and strengthening of the weak planets suggested. From 20th December, 2007, to 16th December, 2008, the sub period of Ketu would run in the main period of the Mercury. During this sub period lot of care of health is required and anxieties are to be managed. Finances and additional expenses may also put some stress. From 17th December, 2008, to 16th October, 2011, the sub period of Venus would run in the main period of the Mercury. Job and relationships need full attention. Addition to family is also seen during this sub period. RECOMMENDATION OF APPROPRIATE PROPITIATORY REMEDIES. RECOMMENDATION OF APPROPRIATE STRENGTHENING MEASURES. Difficult periods to be watched: 1. January to April, 2007. 2. July to October, 2007. 3. July to September, 2008. 4. November to December, 2011. Exercise patience to manage conflicts and health every year on the following dates: 13th of February to 20th of March. Last week of December. Last week of June. 23rd April to 4th May. 28th October to 4th of November. Favorable colors : Green, yellow, royal blue and white Unfavorable colors (To be avoided in the matter of dress, furnishings in the room, and car) : Orange, black, red, grey, golden, pink, navy blue, brown and faded colors. Favorable stones : Emerald, diamond, pearl and yellow sapphire. Unfavorable stones (to be avoided) : Hessonite (gomedh), cat's eye (lasonia), ruby, blue sapphire and red coral. Answer to the questions of the person, if any.

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