Krushna’s Ashtakavarga System

By Yenbeeyes, India.
Copy Editor: Andree Leclerc, Canada

1. Introduction

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Yenbeeyes hails from a Tamil family
wherein he learnt astrology from his grandfather who knew the entire BPHS by heart. He was first asked to learn by heart the Sanskrit verses of BPHS & then slowly taught astrology by his grandfather who was his Guru. After 3 years of teaching only BPHS, he was then taught Jaimini Sutras at the age of 23. Yenbeeyes is our author’s pen name and he having retired in 2007 has taken up to the cause of astrology full time and is currently translating Jaimini Sutras into Tamil. Saptarishis Astrology has observed that Shri Yenbeeyes pursues this science with an unmatched discipline and dedication which is praiseworthy.

o begin with I must express my sincere thanks to Saptarishis Astrology emagazine which was instrumental in learning a new System of Astrology. Yes. I accidentally came across the magazine Volume 2 published in May 2008. While scanning through the articles I came across an article titled ‘3, 6, 10, 11 houses’ published in Page 53 written by Sri Krushna Jugal Kalani. This article took me to his web-site http://krushna.sageasita.com/ and that was the beginning of the learning of the New System called ‘Krushna’s Ashtakavarga System.’ It took me nearly 6 months to study the system thoroughly and understand the intricacies of the system. I also had a personal interaction with him on various points for about three days. I am happy to dedicate this write up to him and his family.

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Krushna’s Ashtakavarga System is not known to many nor are there any books available on the System in the market. Just now Krushnaji has published a book in Marathi language and there is a great demand for publication of the same in English too. The only way to learn his system at present is studying the lessons found in his web site given above and in an interactive way by joining the Yahoo groups at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/astrologyandtimingevents. The effectiveness of the System has been tested by many Astrologers and many have agreed to the soundness of the same particularly for timing of events. Mrs. Sandy Crowther, the noted Astrologer of the West had conducted a Research Study on the System on ‘Marriage/Relationship Problems’ using this technique and the results of her research are available in one of the messages in the group mentioned above. (Message No. 6683). Ashtakavarga System, as everyone knows, is a method of calculating the power of planets with respect to each other. Ashtakavarga deals with the particular aspect of a human being as it deals with all the seven planets excluding Rahu and Ketu and the Lagna which form the crux of the Jyotish System. I am not going into the details of how the Ashtakavarga is calculated. But one must remember that the individual Ashtakavarga called Binna Ashtaka Varga (BAV) as well as the combined Ashtakavarga called Sarva Ashtaka Varga (SAV) both are required for calculating the power of the planets which depend on its relative position versus other planets. The calculation part is well explained in the lessons given on the site itself. Almost all software also gives the Ashtakavarga positions. The System has software prepared in Excel available in the yahoo groups as well as in the site for download. All the calculations required are done through this software and there is no need to do any manual calculation. Readers can download the latest version from this link: http://krushna.sageasita.com/kas_worksheets.htm In this article, I am covering only the timing of marriage using the principles given in the System. For this purpose I have collected as many as 108 horoscopes from friends and relatives which are all Indian charts and have taken up a few charts from Astrodatabank site in order to include some
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foreign charts also. Under the Hindu Dharma, marriage was and is regarded as a religious sacrament and comprehends the equality of the partner to follow the path of Purushartha which are Dharma (Righteousness), Artha (Wealth), Kama (Desire) and Moksha (Salvation). Hence, in Hindu custom matching of charts is done prior to marriage to know the compatibility of the boy and the girl. But there are cases like love marriage wherein the matching part is omitted leading to discontent in majority cases even resulting in divorce. Such charts are worth studying using this technique. Here, I am restricting my study only to the timing of marriage where the couple is having a happy relationship and there are no major conflicts in their conjugal life. So with this introduction, let me move on to explain some basic rules entirely unique for the System which are essential to follow the analysis done in this article. Please note that these are not the only rules applicable. It is only a drop from the ocean. 2. Basic Rules i. ii. The System uses its Own Ayanamsa which is approximately less than 54’ of Lahiri Ayanamsa. For calculation of Binna Ashtaka Varga, the System follows the Varahamihira Principle. There are variations in the calculation of the benefic points (malefic) from a given planet – One is of Parasara and the other is Varahamihira. The difference lies in the calculation of (a) Jupiter’s contribution in Moon’s Ashtakavarga (b) Mars’ contribution in Venus’ Ashtakavarga. However the total points contributed by all planet remain the same viz. 337. There are seven planets and Lagna which partake in the Ashtakavarga System making a total of 8. All these 8 points are to be referred to all the 12 houses and hence we get a total of 96 points out of which the positions referred to in the classics (either Parasara or Varahamihira) are benefics and the rest of the places not mentioned are treated as malefic points. If a planet out of 8 points gets 5 points (commonly referred to as dots) it means it has 5 benefic points and the remaining (8-5) 3 are malefic points. This is a general rule of Ashtakavarga and the same is being followed in the System also. One has to remember that a planet can get a maximum of 8 points and a minimum of zero points.
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The strength of a planet is not judged from its placement like Own house or exaltation sign or debilitation sign. It is totally based on the points worked out on the basis of BAV only. A planet is said to be exalted if it has got more than 4 points. A planet is said to be debilitated if it got less than 4 points. When a planet has exactly 4 points it is said to be neutral. For example Mars is exalted in Capricorn. But if Mars has only 3 points in BAV then it will not be able to give the results due to its exaltation position. Due to its low benefic points, it will not be able to give better results. The aspect of planets is according to Vedic System only. Only the results produced by this System vary. A planet with more than 4 benefic points will aspect in the same strength but in a malefic manner. Similarly a planet having less than 4 benefic points will aspect in a benefic manner. If a planet gets exactly 4 points, then the effect it creates on account of aspect will be only neutral.

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Next is the Upachaya Theory which I would call as a foundation of the System. For a better understanding of this principle, readers may go through the article of Krushnaji mentioned in the introduction which was published in this magazine. I will give a brief explanation here. Since I am going to cover only the timing of marriage aspect, I will explain this principle with respect to the house of marriage which is the 7th house. As per the theory of the System, Karaka for the result of any house is decided by the 8th house from any house. So the Karaka house for marriage will be the 8th from the 7th which is the 2nd house. Let us call this house as house ‘A’. The Upachaya places are the 3rd, 6th, 10th and 11th. The Upachaya houses are to be reckoned from the karaka house. Let us find out the Upachaya houses with respect to the Karaka house viz. 2nd house. The 3rd from 2nd house is the 4th house (which will be termed as ‘D’), 6th house from the 2nd house is the 7th house which is the focus house for marriage (which will be noted as ‘B’) for which we are finding the result, 10th house from the 2nd house is the 11th house (which is denoted by ‘C’) and the 11th house from the 2nd house would be the 12th house (which is indicated as ‘E’). These Upachaya houses are again grouped into two categories based on the mutual trine principle viz. 5:9. In the above discussion, you will notice that the 7th house and the 11th house are in mutual trine positions and they are termed as Main Upachaya houses. The other two Upachaya houses namely the 4th and 12th houses are in mutual trine positions and are termed as Secondary
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Upachaya houses. Here one point to be remembered is that the Upachaya places are determined with respect to the Karaka place and not from the house for which we need to find the results. vi. The main Upachaya houses are directly involved in the results and hence they have been named as A, B, C – in our case the 2nd house, the 7th house and the 11th house. The secondary Upachaya houses act only through their lords or through the planets placed in them. Such planets (placed there in) take part in the outcome if and only they have more than 4 points in BAV. Next is the calculation of strength of all the 7 planets based on their BAV. It is beyond the scope of this article to explain in detail all the rules applicable in working out the strength which is called as WORKSHEET. I would advise readers to go through the lessons on the web site to understand this principle. The final point arrived at as per Worksheet will be an indicator of timing the event. More than 12 points in the Worksheet is indicative of an event happening in its Antardasa. Event may happen in the period of a planet having less points in which case the quality is bound to suffer. Planets having lordship of houses 1st and 7th are treated as enemies. A 1:7 relationship always indicates opposition. Rasi Chart and Navamsa chart have equal bearings. Aspects are considered in Navamsa chart too. The next rule is that of Samdharmi. Samdharmi is a Sanskrit word. Sam means same and dharm means custom, duty, soul, nature etc. If a planet is said to be Samdharmi of another planet, it means it can perform the duty of the other planet. In the words of Krushnaji ‘Samdharmi planets are those planets that behave similar to each other or give the results of other planets.’ There are two types of Samdharmi. Natural and Functional. Venus and Saturn, Mars and Sun and Mars and Moon are the Natural Samdharmis. This is based on the relationship 4:10 between the lords of the houses. Venus and Saturn are mutual Samdharmis because From Libra (owned by Venus) Capricorn (owned by Saturn) is the fourth and from Aquarius (owned by Saturn) Taurus (owned by Venus) is in the fourth.
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For Mars, Moon is Samdharmi and not vice versa because Moon is the fourth lord from Aries whereas from Cancer, Scorpio is the 5th house. Similarly for Sun, Mars is Samdharmi and not vice versa. Mercury and Jupiter are not mutual Samdharmis because even though from one sign they make a 4:10 relationship, with the other sign they create a 1:7 relationship. More details are available in the lessons. xii. Functional Samdharmi has various combinations. They are 1) The planet in the 4th house is Samdharmi to a planet in the 10th house provided the planet in the fourth house has more points in Ashtakavarga. 2) When two planets are in the same sign and same constellation. 3) When two planets are in the same Navamsa. 4) Rahu and Ketu are Samdharmi to the Lord of the sign where they are placed and to the Lord of the constellation in which they are placed. They also become Samdharmi to the Navamsa depositor and the planets they conjoin in Navamsa. 5) A planet is Samdharmi to the Navamsa Lord where it is deposited. xiii. How such Samdharmi planets act in giving the results are explained in the lessons. For our purpose, it is enough to know that Samdharmi planets generally act for benefic results only. For malefic results (excepting death) they will not come forward. Another condition for the Samdharmi to give the results is that it should have at least 12 points in the Worksheet analysis. Then and only then it will act as Samdharmi. In the course of the analysis of charts, if any special rule becomes applicable, I shall bring the same to the notice of the readers. The Dasa System followed is Vimshottari Dasa with the number of days for a year taken as 365 days. Karaka also plays an important role in this. The natural karaka for marriage is Venus and the Functional karaka as explained earlier is the lord of the 2nd house (Refer Krushnaji’s article referred to in the Introduction). The position of Venus and its lordship is also very important. Venus becomes spoiled (weak) in the constellations of Krittika, Ardra and Mula and becomes moderately spoiled in Jyeshta. Venus gets more spoiled if it is associated or aspected by Saturn. Saturn
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enhances the negative qualities of Venus. However, if it is aspected by Jupiter, it controls and modifies the results somewhat better. xvi. The distance of Venus from the Sun is also a main factor here. Up to 3 degrees from the Sun, it loses all of its qualities. Such a Venus reduces the sex urge of the native. Up to 43 degrees from the Sun it behaves in a normal way and after 43 degrees, its qualities are enhanced as it increases the sexual feelings of the person. Mars in association with Venus causes the native to have no control over his or her sexual feelings. Saturn, if associated in this case may be a factor as well, in homosexuality. Moon is the controller of the mind and its affliction by Rahu also spoils the control over the mind as well as the marriage life. How are we to decide the timing of marriage? General rule is that any event will happen either under the influence of the powerful significators in the chart as indicated by the Worksheet points, or in the sub period (Antar Dasa) of the Lords of the houses ‘D’ and ‘E’. For the marriage we have already seen that the House ‘D’ is the 4th house from Lagna and House ‘E’ is the 12th house. The powerful significators are seen from the Worksheet for the 7th house. In some cases the next in line which is the 12th house (house of bed comforts) also play a vital role. The planet having the highest point is the powerful one followed by the planet with next higher point. Event also happens in the Antar dasa of the planet/s placed in the 4th or 12th house provided they have more than 4 benefic points in Ashtakavarga. The main dasa period might be that of the karaka planet or it’s Samdharmi. The Antar dasa period would be of long duration and it must be narrowed down. For this there are several rules. Whether the lords of the house ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’ are aspected by Saturn. In our case the 2nd house, the 7th house and the 11th house. If these lords are placed with Saturn If Saturn happens to be one of the lords and others too are in aspect. All these three rules must be verified both in Rasi Chart as well as Navamsa chart.
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a. If all the three rules are applicable, then the event will be late or delayed. For this purpose the entire Antar dasa period will be divided into three parts and in this case the event will happen in the 3rd or the last part. b. If Jupiter is aspecting the lords or Saturn is in the aspect of Jupiter, then the event will take place in the 2nd part. c. If Jupiter alone is aspecting these lords (viz. A, B or C) the event will take place in the first part. Meaning that there is no aspect on these planets from Saturn or the Lords of the A, B or C houses have no relation with Saturn either in Rasi or Navamsa. Also none of the planets should be in the Navamsa sign of Saturn or constellations ruled by Saturn. That is to say such planets should not have been placed in Capricorn or Aquarius or in the constellations of Pushyami, Anuradha or Uttarabhadra. If Jupiter aspects Saturn then delay is moderated and the event will happen in 2nd sector. Jupiter need not aspect the lord. Jupiter can only moderate the delay if it is not in the sign of Saturn, nakshatra or Navamsa of Saturn or in Libra. xxvi. The last step is to fix the dates which will have a tolerance level of 13 days plus or minus. For this we look to the Probable date finder list which is attached to the software itself. This is based on the transit of Sun. The event happens when the transit of the Sun is in the constellation and the sign of powerful planets. Once the Antar dasa is fixed, and if it satisfies other conditions like age, time, social customs (popularly known as Desh, Kaal, and Patra) then we should select the other two planets which are 2nd and 3rd in strength. This way we have three planets. One is used for the sub and the other two for transits. Here, we must not neglect the first planet as it may come again in transit, due to more power, lordship of either ‘D’ or ‘E’ houses or being Samdharmi to other powerful planets. If these lords are Lord of house where Moon is placed, Lagna Lord or the constellation lord, they may come forward.

With these backgrounds let us study some charts to verify these rules. Some of the points mentioned above may be confusing or may not be clear. As I wanted to be brief, I might not have expressed the same in the way Krushnaji
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has explained. Wherever there is doubt, readers may refer to the lessons in the site. Also all the charts presented here are worked out using the Excel software provided for this purpose. 3. Analysis of charts Example 01: Sex: Female; DOB: 4th May. 1957; TOB: 14:25; POB: Kumbakonam, TN, India; Latitude: 10 N 58; Longitude: 79 E 23; Time Zone: IST -5:30: KAS Ayanamsa – 22:22:4

A note about the charts: Both Rasi and Navamsa charts of the female are given in southern as well as northern styles. In the Southern Rasi chart, the heading number 11 given indicates that the 11th house in the natural zodiacal order is the 7th house of the chart i.e. Aquarius which is termed as house ‘B’. The 8th house from this viz. Virgo is the karak house and is named as house ‘A’. The Upachaya houses from house ‘A’ are 4th house (‘D’), 7th house (‘B’), 11th house (‘C’) and the 12th house (‘D’) which are marked clearly in the inner square of the chart. The numbers given in each house represent the Sarva Ashtaka Varga of that particular house. In the navamsa chart also the SAV figures are provided though we are not going to use this for the present. In the northern type, wherever the SAV is less than 28 they are marked in red. A, B, C, D position of houses are not marked.

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Date of Marriage is 5th April 1976. Ashtakavarga powers: NATAL BINDUS Planet As Su Mo Ma MeR JuR Ve SaR Ra Ke SU MO MA ME JU VE SA 4 6 6 4 4 5 5 NATAL CHART DATA Degrees Nakshatra Lord Navamsa 22 Le 42 P.Phalguni Ve Li 21 Ar 15 Bharani Ve Li 15 Ge 33 Ardra Ra Aq 7 Ge 28 Ardra Ra Sg 23 Ar 52 Bharani Ve Sc 29 Le 48 U.Phalguni Su Sg 26 Ar 26 Bharani Ve Sc 20 Sc 37 Jyestha Me Cp 27 Li 49 Visakha Ju Ge 27 Ar 49 Krittika Su Sg

There will be a separate worksheet for each of the 12 houses and there will be a summary sheet also showing the powers of all the 7 planets for all the 12 houses. In the Summary sheet the Natural Karaka, the Functional Karaka, Lords of houses D and E and many more details are available. So for a starter,
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even if one is not well versed with the rules, the required details can be had from the software itself. For want of space I am not giving the worksheet here. However, I am giving the Summary sheet in the next page for all the 12 houses. From the final result, you can note that Mars is having the highest power for the 7th house and he is the Lord of the house indicated as ‘D’. Hence marriage should happen during this period and indeed it has happened. Vimshottari Dasa running was Jupiter Maha Dasa and Mars Antardasa from 5th January, 1976 to 11th December, 1976. It is always advisable to study the quality of the married life too as it has a bearing on the timing of event. If the quality is going to be good, Timing will be in the antar dasa of a high power planet. If the quality is adverse, marriage may happen in the period of a low power planet or the 6th lord etc. However, due to place constraint, I am not duscussing the quality here. And also I have selected those charts where the quality of the wedded life is satisfactory. At times if there are blessings in the chart, then the timing may get advanced.

Now let us see whether the date of marriage falls within the rules prescribed for the probable date as given in rules (xxvi) and (xxvii).
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The antardasa period will be 11 months and 6 days. Each part will be of 3 months and 22 days. 1) Saturn is Lord of 7th. Hence we have to verify the 3rd rule. The 2nd as well as the 11th lord is Mercury and it is not aspected by Saturn either in Rasi or in Navamsa. Note that Jupiter alone is aspecting the Lord of houses A and C and hence bound to give the marriage in the 1st part itself and it has come out to be true. 2) From the Probable Date finder sheet given below, we can narrow down the date also. Probable Date Finder Table Combinations of Significators FROM Jupiter and Venus 01-Jan Jupiter and Sun 11-Jan Saturn and Sun 14-Jan Saturn and Moon 28-Jan Saturn and Mars 10-Feb Saturn and Rahu 20-Feb Saturn and Jupiter 05-Mar Jupiter only 15-Mar Jupiter and Saturn 18-Mar Jupiter and Mercury 05-Apr Mars and Ketu 14-Apr Mars and Venus 28-Apr Mars and Sun 11-May Venus and Sun 15-May Venus and Moon 25-May Venus and Mars 08-Jun Mercury and Mars 15-Jun Mercury and Rahu 22-Jun Mercury and Jupiter 06-Jul Moon and Jupiter 17-Jul Moon and Saturn 20-Jul Moon and Mercury 03-Aug Sun and Ketu 17-Aug
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TO 10-Jan 13-Jan 27-Jan 09-Feb 19-Feb 04-Mar 14-Mar 17-Mar 04-Apr 13-Apr 27-Apr 10-May 14-May 24-May 07-Jun 14-Jun 21-Jun 05-Jul 16-Jul 19-Jul 02-Aug 16-Aug 30-Aug

Sun and Venus 31-Aug 12-Sep Sun only 13-Sep 16-Sep Mercury and Sun 17-Sep 26-Sep Mercury and Moon 27-Sep 10-Oct Mercury and Mars 11-Oct 16-Oct Venus and Mars 17-Oct 23-Oct Venus and Rahu 24-Oct 05-Nov Venus and Jupiter 06-Nov 15-Nov Mars and Jupiter 16-Nov 19-Nov Mars and Saturn 20-Nov 02-Dec Mars and Mercury 03-Dec 15-Dec Jupiter and Ketu 16-Dec 28-Dec Jupiter and Venus 29-Dec 31-Dec The two probable dates allowing for the 13 days grace fall under Jupiter and Saturn OR Jupiter and Mercury OR Mars and Ketu. The next higher points in the worksheet are taken over by Moon, Mercury, Venus and Sun. Both Jupiter and Saturn are having the lowest points in the worksheet. Look at Navamsa – Mars is placed in the house of Jupiter along with Jupiter and hence will be promoting the desires of Jupiter. Moon and Mars also become Samdharmi due to their joint placement in Rasi chart. Now Mercury is placed in Scorpio in Navamsa thus becoming Samdharmi to Mars. Hence the period Jupiter and Mercury should be the decider. I have analysed the chart of the husband at the end after rectifying the birth time. Example 02 Here I am taking up the charts of a husband and wife. Sex: Male; DOB: 11th Feb., 1979; TOB: 19:24; POB: Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu; Latitude: 8 N 10; Longitude: 77 E 26; Time Zone: IST -5:30; KAS Ayanamsa: 22:40:34

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Worksheet Points for 7th house: Moon – 26 Jupiter – 22 Mercury – 15 Sun – 11 Saturn – 7 Venus - 6 Analysis: Marriage Date is: 24th Oct., 2005

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Main Period Lord: The Mahadasa running at that time was Venus. Mahadasa Lord Venus is Natural karaka. So Mahadasa Lord indicates karakatwa of 7th, 12th and 3rd houses. Sub Period Lord: The Antar dasa running at the time of marriage was: Jupiter which is from 20.02.2004 to 21.10.2006. For the 7th house the powerful Significators as per Worksheet are: Moon, Jupiter, Mercury and Mars in descending order of power. Lord of House D (LoD) is Mars and Lord of House E (LoE) is Moon. Since both are having high powers in WS they will be eager to give the event. Marriage has happened in the sub of Jupiter who is the 2nd highest in WS and also SD to Moon who is the highest power planet and also Lord of house E (LoE). Fixing the Probable Date: Then we have to narrow it down to the actual date viz. 24th October, 2005. From the PDF sheet we note that the period from 17th Oct. to 23rd Oct. is of Venus and Mars. Next Venus and Rahu is from 24th Oct. to 5th Nov. Moon is one of the powerful significators in the worksheet. Venus is placed in the house of Sun making Sun as its Samdharmi. Rahu is in the house of Sun and in the nakshatra of Venus and is likely to behave more like Venus as Venus has more points in the Ashtakavarga. Venus has fewer points in the worksheet. Hence the test has failed in the case. The Antar dasa duration is for 2 years 8 months and 1 day. Dividing it into 3 parts, we find that the marriage has happened in the last part. Let us see if this is indicated by the rules. Saturn himself is Lord of house B and Mercury is
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lord of A and C. Note the aspect of Saturn on Mercury in Rasi chart. Unlike the previous chart there is no aspect of Jupiter on either Saturn or Mercury. Now let us see the chart of the wife. Sex: Female; DOB: 17th Nov., 1981; TOB: 5:15; POB: Villupuram, Tamil Nadu; Latitude: 11 N 56; Longitude: 79 E 29; Time Zone: IST -5:30

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Powers of Planets for the focus house 7th Saturn – 23 Mercury – 18 Jupiter – 18 Venus – 11 Sun – 6 Mars - 4 Analysis: Marriage Date is: 24th Oct., 2005

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Main Period Lord: The Mahadasa running at that time was Mercury. He is the functional karaka for the 2nd house indicating family. The natural karaka for marriage Venus is placed in the Navamsa of Mercury. Sub Period Lord: The Sub period running at the time of marriage was: Saturn which is from 30.07.2003 to 08.04.2006. Saturn is the powerful significator as per worksheet. Saturn is also Lord of house D. Fixing the Probable Date: Then we have to narrow it down to the actual date viz. 24th October, 2005. The next two planets having higher powers are Mercury and Jupiter. This is followed by Moon. On the day of marriage Sun was in Libra and in Swati nakshatra ruled by Rahu. From the probable date table we note the following: Venus and Mars period is from 17th Oct. to 23rd Oct. Venus and Rahu is from 24th Oct. to 5th Nov.
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Rahu is placed in Cancer in Rasi chart and is in the constellation of Jupiter. Of these two planets viz. Moon and Jupiter, Moon is having more points in Ashtakavarga. Hence Rahu will tend to act like Moon. Now, as already stated, Venus is placed in the Navamsa of Mercury and hence Mercury will step in for Venus. Thus, we note that both Mercury and Moon have high points in the worksheet. The Antar dasa period is for 2 years 8 months and 8 days. Each part may be roughly divided into 10 months and 22 days. So the date of marriage will fall in the last part of the Antara. Note the aspect of Saturn on House A and Lord of House C (Sun) in rasi chart and its aspect on Mars – Lord of House A and B. There is neither aspect of Jupiter on Saturn nor the lords of houses A, B or C though the Lord of C Sun is aspected by Jupiter in Navamsa. Example 03: Here is a case of Love marriage and that too Inter-caste marriage. Sex: Female; DOB: 30th Sep., 1980; TOB: 9:48; Nadu; Latitude: 8 N 10; Longitude: 77 E 26; KAS ayanamsa – 22:41:57 POB: Nagercoil, Tamil Time Zone: IST -5:30;

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Ashtakavarga Power

Power of planets for the 7th house: Venus - 18 Jupiter – 13 Mercury – 12 Sun 11 Mars – 6 Moon – 4 Analysis: Marriage Date: 26th Jan. 2004

Saturn – 12

Main Period Lord: The Mahadasa running at the time of marriage was of Jupiter. Jupiter is lord of house A – the functional Karaka house.
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Sub Period Lord: The Sub period running at the time of marriage was: Saturn which is from 21.01.2003 to 03.08.2005. Saturn is Lord of house D and also becomes Samdharmi of Jupiter having placed along with him in Rasi chart. Both the planets have high power in the worksheet. Also the highest power planet Venus is a Natural Samdharmi to Saturn. Fixing the probable date: From the probable date finder we note that Saturn and Sun period is from 14th Jan. to 27th Jan. Saturn and Moon period is from 28th Jan. to 9th Feb. Moon is Samdharmi to Venus the highest power planet being placed in the Navamsa of Venus. Hence, we can conclude that Saturn and Moon are responsible for the event. The duration of the Antar dasa is of 2 years 6 months and 12 days. Each part comes to 10 months and 4 days. So the marriage has happened in the 2nd part. Saturn is not aspecting any of the A, B or C houses or its lords either in Rasi or Navamsa. Husband’s Chart: Sex: Male; DOB: 15th April, 1977; TOB: 5:30; POB: Mumbai; Latitude: 18 N 58; Longitude: 72 E 50; Time Zone: IST -5:30; KAS Ayanamsa -

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Planet’s Power as per worksheet for the 7th house: Saturn – 32 Mercury – 23 Sun – 17 Moon – 11 Mars – 10 Venus – 8 Jupiter - 6 Analysis: Marriage Date: 26th Jan. 2004 Main Period Lord: The Mahadasa running at the time of marriage was of Saturn. Saturn is functional karaka for the 5th house – indicating children related to marriage.
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Sub Period Lord: The Sub period running at the time of marriage was: Rahu from 31st Oct. 2002 to 06th Sep. 2005. Rahu is in the house of Venus and constellation of Mars. Both Venus and Mars have equal points in Ashtakavarga. Hence the effects of Rahu will be a mixture of both Venus and Mars. Mars is placed in the 12th house which is House D and is having 6 points in its Ashtakavarga. Hence he will be eager to give the results. But in the worksheet Mars is having less than 12 points. Venus also has fewer points in the worksheet. Now we should turn towards the Samdharmi planets for Venus and Mars. Venus and Saturn are placed together in Navamsa and Venus is placed in the house of Jupiter. Saturn is having the highest points in the worksheet. So Rahu through Mars and Samdharmi of Venus (Saturn) has triggered the event. Fixing the probable date: Antar dasa duration is 2 years 10 months and 5 days. So the event has happened during the 2nd part which is from 13th Oct. 2003 to 04th Sep. 2004. Saturn is aspecting all the three houses A, B, C in rasi chart. Saturn himself is Lord of House C. Saturn is also aspecting Lord of B Mercury in Rasi Chart. Saturn is aspecting Mars, Lord of House A in Navamsa. Now Jupiter is also aspecting Houses B and C in Rasi chart, though it is not aspecting its lords. For delay, aspect of Jupiter on C need not be considered. To determine the exact delay caused by Saturn as well as Jupiter, the messages in the groups will be very handy as lots of charts have been discussed on this point.. As seen earlier, the probable date can be either fro 14th Jan. to 27th Jan or from 28th Jan. to 09th Feb. in the combination of Saturn and Sun OR Saturn and Moon. Saturn and Sun both have the highest points in the worksheet and hence they are responsible for the event on the said date. Example 4: Sex: Male; DOB: 25th August, 1932; TOB: 17:39; POB: Mannargudi, Tamil Nadu; Latitude: 11 N 17 Longitude: 79 E 33; Time Zone: IST -5:30; KAS Ayanamsa – 22-1-6

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Power as per worksheet: Jupiter – 24 Mercury – 20 Moon – 11 Venus – 10

Sun – 18 Saturn - 9

Mars – 13

Analysis: Marriage was held on 30th March 1964 at the age of 31 years. Hence it is a late marriage. So the combinations for late marriage are to be checked. As the same has not been covered in this article, let us skip this step. Main Period Lord: The Mahadasa running at the time of marriage was of Jupiter. Jupiter is the karaka for the 2nd house indicating family and also karaka for 5th house indicating children. Functional karaka Saturn is placed in the house of Jupiter making it its Samdharmi. Sub Period Lord: Mercury Antar dasa is from 30-04-1962 to 05-08-1964. For the 7th house the powerful significators are Jupiter, Mercury, Sun and Mars in descending order of power. LoD is Mars and LoE is Jupiter. No planet/s in house D and E. Jupiter is Samdharmi to Mercury as Mercury is placed in the house of Jupiter in Navamsa. So both LoE and Mercury have high points in worksheet. Probable Date finder: In the month of March when marriage was held, Sun must be in Pisces and hence Jupiter becomes an indicator. The constellation where Sun is on this date is that of Mercury. Both have high points in the work sheet. The period is from 18th Mar. to 4th Apr. Now let us study the chart of the wife of the above individual. Sex: Female; DOB: 27th March 1944; TOB: 22:40; POB: Thiyagasamudram, Tamil Nadu, India; Latitude: 10 N 58; Longitude: 79 E 23; Time Zone: IST -5:30; KAS Ayanamsa:

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Power of Planets:
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Venus – 30 Jupiter – 21 Mercury – 9 Sun – 6 Analysis:

Saturn – 15

Mars – 13 Moon – 12

Marriage date as mentioned above is 30th March 1964. Mars Mahadasa was running at the time of marriage. Venus the natural karaka for marriage is placed in the house of Mars, thus making it Samdharmi. The Antar dasa running at the time of marriage was of Venus which is from 12-03-1964 to 12-05-1965. Venus is Lord of house E and is placed in house D with 7 points. Venus is also the highest power planet in worksheet. If we divide the Antar dasa period of 1 year 2 months into three parts each part will be equal to 4 months 20 days. So marriage has happened in the 1st part itself. Saturn is placed in house B and is aspecting Lord of house A – Jupiter and Lord of house B – Venus. Jupiter is Lord of A and is aspecting the Lord of C – Mercury. This is the position in Rasi chart. In Navamsa – Jupiter is placed in the house of Saturn and conjoined Mercury the lord of House C. Hence Jupiter becoming more powerful has given the marriage in the 1st part itself. From the Probable Date Finder we find that the period 18th Mar. to 4th Apr. is of Jupiter-Saturn. Both have high power in the worksheet culminating in marriage. Example 5: Next I will take up the chart of Jacquelin Kennedy Onassis. The purpose of taking her chart is twofold. Firstly she had two marriages and both her husband’s died before her death. Secondly her birth time is fairly certain. Sex: Female; DOB: 28th July, 1929; TOB: 14:30; Place: Southampton, N.Y.; Latitude: 40 N 53; Longitude: 72 E 23; Time Zone: EDT + 4:00; KAS Ayanamsa – 21:58:29 Jacqueline married President John F. Kennedy on 12th Sep. 1953. John F. Kennedy died on 22nd Nov. 1963. Jacqueline’s 2nd marriage was with Aristotle Onassis on 20th Oct. 1968. Aristotle died on 15th Mar. 1975.
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Let us see whether we are able to time both the marriages through the system.

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Power of planets for the 7th house: Venus – 20 Saturn – 20 Mercury – 17 Mars – 13 Jupiter – 8 Sun - 11

Moon – 14

Analysis: On 22-11-1963, at the time of her marriage she was running Moon Maha dasa and Jupiter Antar dasa which was from 15-04-1963 to 14-08-1964. Moon indicates the karakatwa of 2nd house indicating family life. The Antar dasa was of Jupiter. Note the points in the worksheet analysis which are less than 12 indicating trouble in married life. It is clearly specified in the System that “For divorce, no children or the death of the life partner, marriage may be in the sub period of the planet having less points...” On 20th Oct. 1968, the date of second marriage, Jacqueline was running same Moon dasa and Venus Antar dasa. Here Venus has the highest points and is also Lord of house E. Example 6: Normally people approach Astrologers to know when the native of a chart will get married. This is more often when the concerned native has crossed the marriageable age which we can fix as 25. Under such circumstances, this System offers a clear solution definitely. I am taking up such a chart now. The native approached me in 2009 after an engagement was broken. As the marriage date was approaching, the girl suddenly refused to marry the native. The entire family of the native was subjected to humiliation, as even the marriage invitation was printed. The engagement ceremony itself was held in a big way and almost all the relatives of the boy attended the same. One can imagine the pains that the parents of the boy experienced when the girl’s family also supported their daughter and broke off the marriage. This time they came to me with a question whether the chart of the boy has any indications of marriage or not and if there is indication when will the event happen? Apart from the regular Vedic rules, I tried to apply this System and came out with the following result. The native is likely to get married during April to June 2010. Most probably the marriage may happen in the last week of May,
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2010 when Sun is in Taurus (Venus) and in the constellation of either Sun or Moon (i.e. Krittika or Rohini). I was just informed by the parents that the marriage of the native has been fixed and it is to be held on 24th May, 2010. On this day Sun will be in Taurus and in Krittika Nakshatra ruled by Sun. The birth details are: Sex: Male; DOB: 10-06-1981; TOB: 06:37; Place: Mumbai, India; Longitude: 72 E 50; Latitude: 18 N 58 Time Zone: IST -5:30; KAS Ayanamsa: 22:42:32 The necessary charts generated from the Excel software KAS2006 V3.3 are as below:

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Powers of the planet for the 7th house: Venus – 41 Mercury – 26 Sun – 22 Jupiter – 14 Saturn – 9

Moon – 18

Mars

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The native is at present running Rahu Dasa – Mercury Antar dasa which is from 14-08-2009 to 02-03-2012. Rahu is placed in Cancer sign and in the Nakshatra Pushya. As such he must be acting either like Moon – the rasi lord or like Saturn – the nakshatra lord. In the Ashtakavarga Moon is having 5 points whereas Saturn has only 4 points. Hence the results will be more that of Moon. Rahu is placed in the Navamsa of Venus and hence Venus becomes Samdharmi and can indicate the karakatwa which is the Natural Karaka for marriage. Placement of Rahu in the 2nd house – house of family also promotes marriage. Above all Moon becomes the functional karaka for the 7th house. Antar dasa Lord Mercury is Lord of D and hence must be eager to promote the marriage. He is having the 2nd highest power in the worksheet. Venus who is having the highest power in the worksheet and also Lord of house E has conjoined Mercury making Mercury as its Samdharmi. Hence the event is bound to happen during this Antar dasa. The Antar dasa period is for 2 years 6 months and 18 days. Each part when divided by 3 comes to 10 months and 6 days. Now to fix the exact part we have to look into the aspects that the houses A, B or C or its lords receive from Jupiter and Saturn both in Rasi and Navamsa.
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In Rasi Chart: Saturn is placed in 4th house and will be aspecting the 6th, 10th and the 1st houses. None of the three houses fall under A or B or C. The lords of the houses A, B and C are respectively are Moon, Jupiter and Mars. Moon and Jupiter are placed along with Saturn itself and there is no aspect on Mars by Saturn as Mars is placed in the 12th house. Jupiter is also placed in the 4th house and will be aspecting 8th, 11th and the 12th houses. 11th house is house C. The lords of houses A, B, C are Moon, Jupiter and Mars of which Jupiter is placed along with Moon and aspects Mars placed in the 12th house. In the Navamsa Chart: We look to the aspect on the Lords of the houses A, B or C only by Saturn and Jupiter. Saturn is aspecting Lord of house A Moon. Jupiter is not aspecting the Lords of A, B or C. If only Jupiter is aspecting the houses or its Lord we can conclude that the event will take place in the first part. Here Saturn is also aspecting one of the house Lords. Jupiter is also aspecting another house and its lord. Hence I concluded that the marriage should take part in the 2nd part of the Antar dasa which will be from 20-02-2010 to 26-12-2010. Now coming to the Probable date, the most powerful planets in the worksheet are Venus, Mercury, Sun and Moon. Mars and Jupiter are also in the line. We have already seen that Mercury as also Venus are both responsible for bringing about the marriage. So the probable date should have a combination of Sun and Moon or combinations with them by the other two planets namely Mars and Jupiter. I omitted Mars as he is the 6th Lord and the native has already suffered due to the cancellation of earlier marriage. So let us have a look at the Probable Date finder sheet and fix a suitable date falling between Feb. and Dec. and having planetary combinations between Venus, Mercury, Sun, Moon and Jupiter.

Saturn and Moon Saturn and Mars Saturn and Rahu

28-Jan 09-Feb 10-Feb 19-Feb 20-Feb 04-Mar
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Not Possible Not Possible Not Possible

Saturn and Jupiter Jupiter only Jupiter and Saturn Jupiter and Mercury Mars and Ketu Mars and Venus Mars and Sun Venus and Sun Venus and Moon Venus and Mars Mercury and Mars Mercury and Rahu Mercury and Jupiter Moon and Jupiter Moon and Saturn Moon and Mercury Sun and Ketu Sun and Venus Sun only Mercury and Sun Mercury and Moon Mercury and Mars Venus and Mars Venus and Rahu Venus and Jupiter Mars and Jupiter Mars and Saturn Mars and Mercury Jupiter and Ketu Jupiter and Venus

05-Mar 15-Mar 18-Mar 05-Apr 14-Apr 28-Apr 11-May 15-May 25-May 08-Jun 15-Jun 22-Jun 06-Jul 17-Jul 20-Jul 03-Aug 17-Aug 31-Aug 13-Sep 17-Sep 27-Sep 11-Oct 17-Oct 24-Oct 06-Nov 16-Nov 20-Nov 03-Dec 16-Dec 29-Dec

14-Mar 17-Mar 04-Apr 13-Apr 27-Apr 10-May 14-May 24-May 07-Jun 14-Jun 21-Jun 05-Jul 16-Jul 19-Jul 02-Aug 16-Aug 30-Aug 12-Sep 16-Sep 26-Sep 10-Oct 16-Oct 23-Oct 05-Nov 15-Nov 19-Nov 02-Dec 15-Dec 28-Dec 31-Dec

Not Possible Feeble Chance Not Possible Possible Not Possible Not Possible Not Possible Possible Possible Not Possible Not Possible Not Possible Not Possible Feeble Chance Not Possible Possible Not Possible Possible Feeble Chance Possible Possible Not Possible Not Possible Not Possible Feeble Chance Not Possible Not Possible Not Possible Not Possible Feeble Chance

I gave the dates marked as Possible to the family. I fixed the dates wherever the combination of Venus or Mercury is there because these two are having the highest points in the worksheet. I gave the feeble chance wherever, Jupiter is found because Jupiter has got very less points compared to the other
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planets. As said earlier the marriage is going to happen in the period of Venus-Sun. Out of curiosity to know why the first proposal did not materialise, I asked the family details about the same. I got the date of marriage was scheduled to be held on 23rd Nov. 2008. I got the chart of the girl also who refused to marry. If I start to analyse them, it will take more pages and hence I am giving only the summary. On the date of marriage, the boy was running Saturn Antara and you will find that Saturn was having fewer points in the worksheet and he is neither LoD nor LoE. Even though Saturn is placed in the 4th house in the company of Jupiter and Moon, Saturn’s Ashtakavarga points are only 2 and hence cannot promote the event. Saturn is not Samdharmi to the high power planets viz. Mercury and Venus. In the girl’s chart I noticed that the period when the marriage was proposed is that of a planet having low points in worksheet. Had the marriage been performed it would have ended in discontent thanks to the blessings in the chart of the girl and the adamant nature of the girl which was explicit in her chart. Example 07: (Husband of Example 01) Sex: Male; DOB: 5th Oct., 1949; TOB: 13:47; POB: Kumbakonam, TN, India; Latitude: 10 N 58; Longitude: 79 E 23; Zone: IST -5:30; Ayanamsa: 22:15:38

Time

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Planet As Su Mo Ma MeR Ju Ve Sa Ra Ke Analysis:

Degrees Nakshatra Lord Navamsa 9 Cp 0 U.Asadha Su Pi 19 Vi 30 Hasta Mo Ge 0 Pi 15 P.Bhadrapada Ju Cn 25 Cn 4 Aslesha Me Aq 16 Vi 19 Hasta Mo Ta 0 Cp 31 U.Asadha Su Cp 1 Sc 53 Visakha Ju Cn 21 Le 22 P.Phalguni Ve Li 24 Pi 30 Revati Me Aq 24 Vi 30 Chitra Ma Le

The marriage took place on 5th April, 1976. Main Period Lord: The Mahadasa running at that time was Mercury who is the Functional karaka for 2nd house indicating family. Mercury having karakatwa for the 2nd house indicates family and loved ones and hence is responsible for giving a family and a loved
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one i.e. wife. Mahadasa lord indicates karakatwa for 8th, 11th , 2nd houses. Sub Period Lord: The Sub period running at the time of marriage was: Venus which is from 10.11.1975 to 10.09.1978 For the 7th house the powerful Significators as per Worksheet are: Saturn (27 points), Jupiter (26 points), Mars (22 points), Moon (16 points) and Venus (15 points) in descending order of power. Saturn is having the highest points in WS. Venus, the sub period lord is placed in the 4th from Saturn. Venus having got higher points than Sa becomes Samdharmi to Saturn. Further Venus and Saturn are also Natural Samdharmis. So naturally Venus Sub has given the marriage. We can also find that Venus has got more than 12 points in all the family related houses viz. 2nd, 5th and 12th. Fixing the Probable Date: Then we have to narrow it down to the actual date viz. 5th April, 1976. Having fixed the Sub period lord as Venus, the 2 planets with higher power are Saturn and Jupiter. From the PDF we find that Saturn and Jupiter period is from 18th Mar to 4th Apr. That is to say Sun is in the sign of Jupiter viz. Pisces and in the constellation of Saturn in transit. Taking the permitted 13 day difference, it is justified that marriage took place on 5th April, 1976. 4. Conclusion: Before winding up, I want to present the statistics of my analysis for the readers to judge themselves the effectiveness of the System in fixing the timing of marriage. This is of course true in respect of all other events also as experimented by me.
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1. Total No. of Charts taken up for Analysis: 108 2. For timing an event the Maha dasa Lord does not play a role. Maha dasa lord holds only karakatwa. So all Antaras falling within a Maha dasa will have that flavour. However if such a karaka house (for marriage it is the 2nd house) as well as the karaka lord (Lord of 2nd house or Natural Karaka Venus) is badly afflicted, the event may be delayed or may not happen. Since we are discussing an event that has already happened viz. marriage, I have not devoted much on this point. 3. Antar dasa Lord is either Lord of the 4th from Lagna or Lord of the 12th From Lagna and having more than 12 points in the worksheet: 42 charts fitted in this criteria (38.9 %) 4. Antar dasa Lord is placed in house D or House E with more than 4 points in Ashtakavarga: 9 charts (8.3 %) 5. Antar dasa Lord is Samdharmi to Lord of house D or house E and is having more than 12 points in the worksheet: 45 charts (41.7 %) 6. The remaining 12 charts fell under one of the categories listed below: (11.1%) a. Antar dasa Lord not connected to Lord of house D or Lord of house E and not also Samdharmi to any of LoD or LoE but was having more than 12 points in worksheet. b. Antar dasa was of 6th Lord and not connected with LoD or LoE. c. Antar dasa Lord had low points in worksheet but Samdharmi to high power planets – No connection with LoD or LoE. d. Antar dasa Lord had low points but was either LoD or LoE. e. Antar dasa Lord had low points but Samdharmi to LoD or LoE. f. Antar dasa Lord Samdharmi to planet placed in 4th house or 12th house with more than 4 points in Ashtakavarga. g. Marriage held in low power planet and there was no relation to LoD or LoE nor Samdharmi to high power planets.

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