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Partial Solar Eclipse Effects

on 11th September, 2007


Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA) 1. Partial solar eclipse takes place on Tuesday the 11th September 2007 The Solar eclipse starts at 1556 hours and shall end at 20.07 hours i.e. the solar eclipse shall last for 4 hours 11 minutes. 2. Capricorn Lagna rises at the start of solar eclipse. Lagna lord Saturn is in 8th House with Sun and Ketu aspected by Rahu. Mars also aspects this combination in 8th house. Thus adding to the malefic influence of the Solar Eclipse. The Pivot of the Eclipse The Sun is in own Sign. The Nakshtra of the Moon is Poorva Phalguni and the moon is also in Leo Sign of the Sun. Jupiter is in 11th House, Mars Jupiter to be noted. Saturn aspects (10th aspect) Mars leading to more adversities. 3. Partial eclipse of the Sun takes place on 11th September 2007 Tuesday whose lord is Mars. This partial solar eclipse shall not be visible in India as per Lahiris Ephemeris for 2007, the area of visibility are: - Region covering parts of Antarctica. - South America except the northern part, and - The south West Atlantic Ocean 4. The duration of the partial solar eclipse is of 4 hours and 11 minutes The eclipse takes place in a fixed sign i.e. Leo ruled by the Sun himself. The effects shall be felt for a long period as one of the principles is that the effect shall be felt for the years depending on the duration of the eclipse in this solar eclipse effects can be felt for about 4. years. 5. Now, the following specific predictions and general obstructions are made with regard to this partial solar eclipse: i) some times evil effects starts taking effect even before the actual eclipse. ii) The eclipse takes place in the 8th House as the Sun is in the 8th house with the Moon, Saturn and Ketu expected by Rahu and Mars. Accordingly, many evil results and natural calamities are indicated and the human beings shall suffer to a large extent. iii) The study of the eclipse chart goes with the chart of the country concerned and its ruler. In the absence of these charts, only general effects shall be indicated. iv) There can be sudden deaths of various persons including of VIPs and the marked enmity against the country shall be noted. Terrorists activities cannot be ruled out. v) Regarding VIPs deaths, it would suffice to say that assassination of Mahatma Gandhi took place on 30th Jan. 1948 followed by solar eclipse on 12.11.1947 troubled position in India and Pakistan. American President Abraham Lincoln was

assassinated on 14.4.1865 after lunar eclipse on 11.4.1865. Hence the concerned countries to be careful in taking security measures. vii) Cruelties on women and children, famine type condition, attack and defining or religious places and other such matters indicated. viii) Some religious men and preachers may be caught while indulging in nefarious activities including revolting against the laws of the country concerned. ix) Some type of seditions and rebellion activities may come to surface. x) Persons holding power may be dethroned or face some type of destructions. xi) The ministers and women may face various hardship. Since Saturn also joins the sun, people living in the deserts or mountains and also low class people shall suffer as a result of the eclipse xii) Apart from very bad conditions, helping hand shall be available from other countries and thus the food stuff and medicines etc shall be available in plenty. xiii) Evil results are indicated including fraud lent practices with regard to finances and revenues of the nation. Some highly placed persons may be caught for embezzlement of governments fund xv) Because of Mars, some houses/places of entertainment including cinema halls, theatres, music halls, sports clubs etc may be engulfed by fever and other disturbances injury or illness of the rules (VIPs) cannot be ruled out. xiv) Be that as it may the people in general shall be cooperative with the government to overcome the difficulties caused by the solar eclipse the people shall show respect for women and divorce rate may come down. xv) The government and its authorities or ordinance must be careful in bringing out any legislation or ordinance so that the people may not resort to non co-operative attitude and some decision from the courts and religious organizations may not be beneficial for the masses.

An explanation of Anukul/Pratikul
Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA) Anukul / Pratikul Anukul means a planet that is either beneficially disposed either by being strong in own sign, good house, ruler of houses which will bring positive results, or otherwise not malefically disposed nor inclined to produce evil influence. A planet which is good for the chart either naturally or by house ruler ship yet somewhat weakened by placement may be strengthened through the gem, or a planet which already is strong and giving benefic influence may be further strengthened for gains in particular areas of life by wearing the gem. Pratikul means a planet that causes evil influence or suffering to the native as seen through the horoscope. This may be a debilitated planet who is in a dusthana and enemy of the lord of the lagna, or otherwise disposed that the influence simply

causes suffering. It is NOT possible to appease a planet which causes suffering by wearing the gem. This is the heart of the pratikul philosophy and causes increased suffering for the persons who are recommended by this method. Mantra, charity, etc. should be advised in such cases solely. For example if one had a Sag lagna and lord of the ascendant were in the 6th house in Taurus yellow sapphire would be of help in strengthening Jupiter, regardless of the house being a dusthana and an enemy's sign. For the same lagna, say Sun was in the 8th house in Cancer along with Mars, and there was no correction of debilitation in the horoscope for this. Ruby could be recommended with good results as benefic lord of the 9th, adding that Sun is also a planet that does well in the 8th house. On the other hand to recommend red coral for Mars would only increase the malefic effects of Mars and cause increased suffering to the native. Were Saturn also debilitated in the 5th, it would be especially foolhardy to recommend blue sapphire as the terrible effects would be even more devastating to the person's life. Yet were Saturn in Virgo in the 10th, blue sapphire may be worn for increased power in matters of status and career, especially during the Saturn dasha or bhuktis. An experienced jyotishi must examine the chart from many perspectives before making pronouncements on how a person's prarabdha karma will manifest in this lifetime and when the effects will be felt. It is not that we quickly see a planet's position in the rasi chart and make a pronouncement. Careful consideration is always the hallmark of an experienced practitioner of both jyotish and ayurveda in analysis and making recommendations. The same must be true for recommending a gemstone to increase particular influences in a chart. It is true that sometimes increasing a benefic influence may help to overshadow a negative one coming from another quarter, but a bad influence can never be lessened nor curtailed by using the gem for the planet producing it. It is not becoming to the persons who are learning, experiencing, and practicing this brahminical science to be stubborn about increasing their knowledge in planetary gemology nor any other facet of jyotish science. We are all students, regardless of how many years, decades, or lifetimes we have practiced, and this is a spiritual science meant to benefit and enlighten those that seek its counsel. We are attempting to read the karma of those that seek our counsel and just as fire will burn even an innocent child, who unwittingly places a hand into it, should we create negative influence or greater suffering for those seeking relief through our counsel, the karmic reactions will be upon our heads. There are many scriptural injunctions about charlatan astrologers or physicians being born blind in the next life, or taking birth in a hellish planetary system. Ignorance of the law will not excuse us from such karmic reactions. Therefore it behooves us to be diligent in our personal sadhana that we may gain the blessings of Lord Vishnu, Lord Siva, Lord Ganesh and our eternal transcendental preceptors Sri Parashara and those in the line of disciplic succession for their blessings upon us. For a qualified jyotishi the practice is also part of the spiritual progression towards liberation in that the service rendered is of the topmost quality in giving knowledge to those who seek it.

LIBRA - The Scales

September 24 October 23 OF UNDOUBTED Babylonian origin and later adopted by the Egyptians. The constellation governing this month was connected with the Babylonian myth of The Last Judgment, which would reputably take place in the autumn; the scales, therefore, represents the balance of justice. It also suited the Egyptian season, the time when the harvest would be weighed and taxes assessed. Librans, traditionally, are easy going people, sociable and outgoing, ready to make friends, loving harmony and balance in everything and anxious to avoid any kind of unpleasantness. Gandhis gospel of non-violence was a direct result of his nature. Librans are charmers and dislikes a fight, but once involved, they are masterstrategists and show a ruthlessness that seems almost foreign to their natures. Librans are idealists, perfectionists, ever seeking harmony and balance. If they have a fault, it is that they sometimes `sit on the fence or change their minds. Indeed, Librans have to guard themselves against a lazy streak in their nature. Their very desire for harmony leads them not to want `to rock the boat in case they upset the balance of things; which leads to inactivity and indecision. They make good artists, poets, diplomats and connoisseurs of beautiful things. Librans women are loaded with sex appeal and if they fail to make it in the acting profession, can always do well as beauty specialists, hairdressers or other jobs demanding a need for balance and harmony. SEPTEMBER 24 Midnight 8 a.m.: A year to play it safe in most directions. Try not to be led off at a tangent from your main purposes. You tend to be too much preoccupied with the personal side of your life and with personal satisfactions rather than the need to secure your material wants. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.: You may find it hard to take, but you simply have to adapt yourself to other people. The resignation of a colleague may open new paths for you, if you show the right tact and diplomacy. Social life active, with the accent on the outdoors. 4 p.m. midnight: Romantic omens good with promise of an active love life, especially in August and September. Few money problems. Travel prospects good for all those with artistic leanings, but watch your health if abroad. Lucky day: Sunday, Number: 3. SEPTEMBER 25 Midnight 8 a.m.: A strong alliance you have built up with a colleague or associate is suddenly broken and you are forced to search around for new allies. August and September could be critical months for your future. Domestic and social life fairly harmonious with a surprise in May. 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Take care of your health, particularly if you plan a trip overseas. You are especially prone to infections and local `bugs. May and September are your happiest months. Possibility of a surprise romance. Favorable aspects in money matters. 4 p.m. midnight: Try not to pin too much reliance on other people remember

most are preoccupied with No.1. You will be disappointed by the lack of help from someone you have come to rely on. You will pass through a mildly anxious financial phase in October and November. Lucky day: Thursday, Number: 6. SEPTEMBER 26 Midnight 8 a.m.: - Likely to be a turbulent year from the emotional point of view but pretty good for all business or financial aspects. Changes in your circle of acquaintances. You are likely to be asked to chair a committee or play a prominent role in some group activity. 8 a.m. 4 p.m. A pleasant social life with a considerable degree of conviviality and perhaps more than your fair share of romantic interludes. Financially, not so good; indeed, the best you can hope for is to keep abreast of commitments. 4 p.m. midnight: A certain strain between yourself and those in your intimate circle due to a misunderstanding and allegations of lack of help when needed. Social life suffers; but other aspects are sound and cause little anxiety. Lucky day: Wednesday, Number: 9. SEPTEMBER 27 Midnight 8 a.m.: You cannot help finding life enjoyable; you have plenty of friends and there always seems to be a good deal doing. The only difficulty is insufficient money and you will have to learn to be more economical. 8a.m. 4 p.m.: If you gamble, you will lose. However, investment in shares or in property provided you take sound advice first will pay off handsomely. Socially, you are jolted out of your comfortable rut, but in the end you will be pleased. 4 p.m. midnight: A more than average number of excellent opportunities provided you do not let them go to your head. Curb your enthusiasm and think carefully before taking action. A happy family event in the autumn. Lucky day: Monday, Number: 4. SEPTEMBER 28 Midnight 8 a.m.: A year when you will do a lot better for yourself than for some time past; however, gains will only come through careful planning and judicious action, so you cannot afford to sit back and rely on luck alone. Socially, you have more money to enjoy yourself but less time, in fact, to do so. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.: Two good periods this year one in October and the other in November. You could make substantial sums at these times. Favorable charges in personal affairs in April and August. A particularly happy year for those who are single and hoping to marry. 4 p.m. midnight: A tendency to complacency will have to be curbed. You tend to take too many people and too many things for granted; this could boomerang against you, particularly in early April. Best feature of the year: new friends. Lucky day: Friday, Number: 2. SEPTEMBER 29

Midnight 8 a.m.: If you have been having a rough time, now is the time for optimism. Everything slowly tends to move your way, provided you are not too proud to seek assistance where necessary. Social life will be mainly restricted to your present intimate circle, but remains harmonious. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.: Not a year for big events. The pace is even and the enjoyable moments quiet and gentle rather than hectic; this, actually, seems to be to your liking. The exception is during your holidays when you cut loose. Romance pretty feverish during July and August. 4 p.m. midnight: Watch for opportunities during your peak months April and November. On the whole a good year, with a slight trough during May through September. Leisure activities provide intellectually refreshing moments. Lucky day: Saturday, Number: 1. SEPTEMBER 30 Midnight 8 a.m.: The first six months provide more than their fair share of irritations, complications and mishaps. But the second half of the year more than makes up. The opposite sex proves friendly and amenable, particularly during July. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.: Danger you will find yourself sandwiched between quarrelling sections of your friends or colleagues. Try and step outside the scene and let them get on with it. Social life at a standstill during the spring but very active from June on. 4 p.m. midnight: Bad weather, strikes, rising living costs etc. cause havoc in the good-temper and spirit of your home. Try and take a more objective view and do not blame your spouse of some trade unionists selfishness. Social life restricted. Lucky day: Monday, Number: 5. OCTOBER 1 Midnight 8 a.m.: Financially, you will find the going harder than you are used to. You are never in any trouble but irritatingly you find it difficult to add to your income, while all around you, others are getting big increase. Social life suffers. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.: The big event of the year is a wedding in your immediate family or among close friends. Otherwise, a stodgy run-of-the-mill year. Finances slow, and for the single, little hope of a change in status. 4 p.m. midnight: Keep your mind firmly fixed on major issues this year. You cannot stand still; you must either rise or go down slightly but hard work, tact and watchfulness will see you get on. Plenty of light entertainment, but you may feel a lack of intellectual stimulus. Lucky day: Thursday, Number: 7. OCTOBER 2 Midnight 8 a.m.: Your profits, as well as your pleasures, depend largely on people overseas. Business may take you abroad in May and September, with good results, and enhanced pleasure at making new friends. You are lucky with money; less lucky with home life.

8a.m. 4p.m.: A busy year, on the whole satisfying and stimulating, with average financial results. Your personal life seems to involve you in more work with associations, drama circles, parent-teacher groups, community or charitable projects. You could be involved in an indiscreet romance in the autumn. 4 p.m. midnight: A fairly quiet year, with busy spurts in February and again in October. You revive old interests and associations and spend more time than usual at clubs or gatherings of people with the same business interests. Love life only averagely active. Lucky day: Monday, Number: 9. OCTOBER 3 Midnight 8 a.m.: Stick to what you are doing now and you are likely to secure far better results than you anticipated. Past work may not seem to have been much appreciated at the time, but you will see the results now. Business success increases your social desirability. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.: Fairly contradictory signs. For instance, travel will be safe and enjoyable provided you do not go far; but there appear to be hazards connected with long journeys. The same theme affects your business and social life splendid periods, particularly in February, May and November, alternatig with dullish to bad patches mainly in January, September and October. 4 p.m. midnight: If things go wrong in the early part of the year, keep calm; by August or September, the clouds will begin to break. Happy domestic life with real chance of a family addition. Lucky day: Wednesday, Number: 1. OCTOBER 4 Midnight 8 a.m.: You are in the early stages of a seven year cycle which will give you every opportunity to expand and make your whole life more varied and rewarding. Economic factors outside your control may dull your progress in the autumn but this is a temporary setback. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.: Use your brains and ingenuity and learn not to be too complacent so far as colleagues or associates are concerned; remember that however friendly, they are still competitors. In June you will be faced with a situation where you will have to assert yourself it may be embarrassing, but your option is to fall behind. 4 p.m. midnight: A physically and mentally exhausting phase from May to October. Pay careful attention to diet and regime, find time for more exercise and try to avoid stress and strain. Lucky day: Tuesday, Number: 4. OCTOBER 5 Midnight 8 a.m.: Excellent prospects of good relationships with sweethearts or marriage partners. For the single, possibility of an important conquest in March. Holiday prospects better than average. Finances fair to good. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.: Chance of a real financial breakthrough this year. The first step may be a big gambling win or some successful investment in shares or property more likely shares. You have the Midas touch most markedly in June.

4 p.m. midnight: An important year for single girls between 19 and 21; chance of meeting a life-mate very strong, particularly in June, August and September. The self-employed will make good money. Lucky day: Sunday, Number: 1. OCTOBER 6 Midnight 8 a.m.: If single and eligible to marry, then it is certain you will get engaged or be married before the year is out. If not courting or in touch with the right persons, make an effort to join clubs or organizations frequented by members of the opposite sex. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.: Possibility of above average household expenses probably on repairs and decorations, but equally involving a complete change of residence. Money tight because your mortgage interest rate may rise, or insurance premiums increase. 4 p.m. midnight: Between February and June you may link up with a person of outstanding personality and ability; this person is likely to have a marked influence on you. You will find new interests and new friends. Lucky day: Monday, Number: 3. OCTOBER 7 Midnight 8 a.m. A pretty topsy-turvy year, with everything going pretty much against your expectations. Your ambitions and outlook will probably change radically. Young men in the 23-25 age bracket, are likely to find a life partner. 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Conditions tend to be, on the whole, disappointing. Still, you will enjoy a great deal of satisfaction with most aspects of your job and your leisure activities will make life extremely pleasant. 4 p.m. midnight: September to November will be critical months for girls in their early twenties. A real possibility of an engagement. A good year for most leisure activities, with possibility of enhanced prestige through winning an important competition. Lucky day: Saturday, Number: 9. OCTOBER 8 Midnight 8 a.m.: Wiser to put off important decision affecting domestic and family situations, in the hope that there might be a dramatic change. It will be necessary to curtail expenses. Otherwise, a harmonious year. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.: Most of your troubles this year center on domestic and family problems. It is a critical time for offspring particularly. Some reassessment of finances and how they are being spent may become necessary. 4 p.m. midnight: You will be forced to reappraise your position pretty strongly. Are you properly insured? Are your investments giving the proper returns ? Are you spending too much on luxuries? The year ends with your finances on a sounder basis. Lucky day: Thursday, Number: 1. OCTOBER 9 Midnight 8 a.m.: Good time for dealing with long-term investments such as in land or property. Possibility that a spare-time job will be worth expanding into a full-

time activity. Your social life hits a dull patch during February and March, but suddenly improves around June. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.: You find it easy to attract goodwill and to influence people, and your personal popularity rises continually. Money will flow towards your more readily than for the past two years. Your enhanced status will be reflected in a more active social life. 4 p.m. midnight: Your marriage partner is more demanding and you fret under the restrictions and demands of matrimony. Too often you feel sorry for yourself, most of the time without real justification. For the single, a romance is full of unstable qualities. Lucky day: Monday, Number: 9. OCTOBER 10 Midnight 8 a.m. Happiness impossible unless you learn to recognize your own frailties as well as those in others. From June you will have to accept some limitation on your wishes and ambitions and recognize that your failures are not necessarily due to other peoples malice. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.: Single people involved in deep-felt romance, will find the going bumpy. Possibility of a break in the relationship unless real tolerance and acknowledgement of personal faults is demonstrated. Few money or business problems. 4 p.m. midnight: Other people seem stiffer, colder, more antagonistic. The world of business offers stiffer competition and you find associates or workmates harder and harder to please. Few money difficulties, however. Lucky day: Tuesday, Number: 7. OCTOBER 11 Midnight 8 a.m.: Likely to be a time of gradual emergence into a warmer atmosphere; of developing strong ties of friendship; of receiving first-class support in your efforts to express your talents or personality. An older relative may help financially. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.: Seek out older and more conservative friends and social acquaintances for advice; you will probably need some assistance in the autumn when economic circumstances are at their tightest. Social life active, but sometimes depressing. 4 p.m. midnight: People, friends, colleagues seem to move further and further from your orbit and in your preoccupation with your own satisfactions and ambitions, you tend to do nothing to half the slide. By November, you may feel a pressing need to reverse this trend. Lucky day: Sunday, Number: 8. OCTOBER 12 Midnight 8 a.m.: Some worry about finances and health although there is nothing seriously wrong with either. Possibility of a gift, inheritance or windfall, will help to put your financial affairs on a sounder footing. For the single, a new romance goes smoothly and the auguries are good.

8 a.m. 4 p.m.: A gradual easing of pressures and less need to push your ambitions. On the other hand, long suppressed feelings and emotions may begin welling to the surface to cause havoc and perhaps embarrassment in your family circle. Need to keep a tight rein. 4 p.m. midnight: A period of great social activity between April and September, following a major or series of substantial minor triumphs at work or business. Women over 40 will find the year extremely harmonious, with plenty of club activities and outings. Lucky day: Friday, Number: 9. OCTOBER 13 Midnight 8 a.m.: Fever pressure on business. More time, therefore, for leisure activities. Women with families almost grown up will find themselves being invited to join groups, organizations and clubs. Windfall possible in September. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.: Harassing time for young parents; business or work a hard slog with money reward slow to materialize; and for the mother, little time to enjoy little luxuries or social life. Holiday plans liable to be upset at the last moment. 4 p.m. midnight: Scarcely the best of years. You are able to keep afloat well enough, but outside pressures such as strikes and squeezes do nothing to help you. Domestic expenditures heavy and you have anxieties about how to economize. Lucky day: Thursday, Number: 6. OCTOBER 14 Midnight 8 a.m.: A good chance of stepping up the ladder of progress. You will be asked to accept greater responsibility and have to work longer hours. Compensations; a happier domestic background or, for the single, a more expansive social field. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.: For lovers, romance will remain on tender hooks as a series of small misunderstandings and irritations puts a strain on the relationship. For the married, October will see difficult relations with your partners. Social life uneven. 4 p.m. midnight: Your accident-prone months are September and November. Try to avoid journeys of more than 200 miles during this period. Finances gives a little anxiety and some pretty strong economies may be necessary. Lucky day: Wednesday, Number: 4. OCTOBER 15 Midnight 8 a.m. Domestic problems to the fore, particularly for those with young or adolescent children. Careful supervision of health and some long and encouraging discussions about careers and opportunities will be well rewarded, even if it takes patience. 4 p.m. midnight: If mistakes and errors creep into your work, remember that it is the beginning of a new three-year cycle for you. For those under 40, it will mark a period of retrenchment and consolidation prior to a final big push; for those over 40, a phase when they can look forward to less hard work and responsibility.

4 p.m. midnight: The whole structure of your life and character may be put to the test around March or April. Your weaknesses will be ruthlessly exploited by others and you could give way under the strain. The best antidote is self-discipline and plenty of exercise. Lucky day: Monday, Number: 3. OCTOBER 16 Midnight 8 a.m.: A need to conserve all ones resources including normal robust health. Times are harder, competition tougher and only the fit individual will continue to do well. Some minor domestic disharmonies. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.: A change of luck and a change of scene both quite possible within the next twelve months. Your own plans will probably be upset; but you will be advised to go along with what others suggest. 4 p.m. midnight: A cold and objective reappraisal of personal relationships will become necessary after May. It may involve dropping an old friend or allying yourself with a different colleague. For the single, September will be extremely romantic. Lucky day: Thursday, Number: 8. OCTOBER 17 Midnight 8 a.m.: A year when you must be prepared not to get things your own way or find everything running smoothly. Not all the problems are your fault, but it would be worth re-examining your actions and motives all the same. A romantic interlude of more than usual interest in May. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.: Fair to middling money prospects but with no major breakthroughs. On the other hand pleasant holiday, moments of popularity, plenty of friends, some convivial outings. A good year for all but the ambitious. 4 p.m. midnight: No use caviling against the fates. The year will be far from disastrous but you will not make your fortune. Social and romantic prospects excellent, however, with really lively moments in July and August. Lucky day: Tuesday, Number: 2. OCTOBER 18 Midnight 8 a.m.: A time to guard ones health and take every measure to preserve ones material possessions. The wrong time to spend more than is absolutely essential; instead, a phase when you must save and conserve for the right moment. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.: A sense of discouragement and defeat must be guarded against; remember that even the most successful men have their down periods. For women over 40, a time for tolerance and understanding. 4 p.m. midnight: Your creative mind will be actively employed on new ideas between October and November; you will then find it necessary to capture the interest of people who can forward your ambitions in practical terms. A pleasant invitation in late May or early June. Lucky day: Saturday, Number: 4. OCTOBER 19

Midnight 8 a.m.: March to late September will provide some memorable moments and you must savour and live them to the full. Push other thoughts and ideas out of your head and enjoy yourself absolutely. Plenty of time later to worry and fret about life. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.: A good to excellent year for most under 30. In particular, a romantic year for girls between 17 and 19; prospects of a very deep attachment. Plenty of vivid, exhilarating moments with good stretches of contentment and happiness as an alternative to those over 40. 4 p.m. midnight: A light slowing down of progress. More obstacles to overcome; more need to persuade others that you have the right ideas and the capacity to put them into operation. Plenty of lively companionship and your share of romance. Lucky day: Thursday, Number: 9. OCTOBER 20 Midnight 8 a.m.: Possibility of a continuing drain on resources particularly on your vitality. A real need to discipline any little over-indulgence and slackness; to reorganize your present balance of work and leisure, so that you get more exercise outdoors. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.: An excellent year for young girls aged 19-24. You are much in demand and you are likely to be invited to a very glamorous occasion in early June by somebody you admire. Finances easy, but investment opportunities limited. 4 p.m. midnight: A need to conserve resources continues. Watch reckless or unnecessary expenditures; try and get things properly organized by working out time, work, money schedules and budgets. Worth consulting experts such as accountants or your bank manager. Lucky day: Monday, Number:8. OCTOBER 21 Midnight 8 a.m.: Social pleasures, good companions and friends and loved ones and involvement in-group activities, make this a happy and pleasant year. A jarring note in September when a quarrel or personal attack on you will cause bitterness. A happy family event. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.: A special invitation in May will change all your routines and your entire outlook on life. Be prepared to take advantage of new circumstances. Benefits through generous friends. Very good chance of a journey to an exotic place, with a chance to meet glamorous people. 4 p.m. midnight: Even without a career, plenty of opportunities to extract satisfaction from what you do. Colleagues, friends, and family all show their respect and liking for you. Popularity increases as a result of your leisure skills. Lucky day: Tuesday, Number: 5. OCTOBER 22 Midnight 8 a.m.: Finances now under especially good auspices. A time to sit down and concentrate upon joint funds, savings, insurances and investments. Money likely

to come to you through a marriage partner. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.: A fairly considerable crisis for you in early November. A very worrying and anxious time but if you keep a cool head and refuse to panic, you drive through the difficulties successfully. Those with daughters in the 19-22 age bracket will have wedding expenses. 4 p.m. midnight: A good time in the first six months for solving all marital problems, for dealing direct with the public, for going to law, for joining associations or groups or activities of a similar nature. A propitious period for marriage. Lucky day: Thursday, Number: 3. OCTOBER 22 Midnight 8 a.m.: On the whole, a good year, with several moments when you will feel right on top of the world. Promotion or other mark of recognition likely in the early summer. Good holiday and travel prospects, with hilarious moments in July and August. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.: A year for relaxing and enjoying some of the fruits of your efforts over the past five years. Chance to indulge a long cherished hobby, such as fishing or yachting. A wedding in the family a near certainty between May and September. 4 p.m. midnight: A good year for housewives, particularly those between 25 and 35. Prospects of a new house or flat in delightful surroundings. Problems connected with childrens schooling and the like, solved satisfactorily. Husband happy in his work. Lucky day: Tuesday, Number: 6. Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA) Article published in Starteller, August 2007 In the Bhagavad-Gita Gita, we find a statement that there are three divisions of material planes (regions) or planets in our universe. They are urdhva-loka (highest), madhya-loka (middle), and adho-loka (lower). Above the urdhva-lokas are the coverings of the material universe, beyond which lie the eternal realms of existence. Within these three spheres of existence are 14 main regions with different standards of life and duration of existence. The 14 regions are named as follows, from highest to the lowest: 1) Satyaloka, 2) Tapaloka, 3) Janaloka, 4) Maharloka, 5) Svarloka, 6) Bhuvarloka, 8) Atalaloka 9) Vitalaloka, 10) Sutalaloka, 11) Talatalaloka, 12) Mahatalaloka, 13) Rasatalaloka, and 14) Patalaloka. Satyaloka This is the abode of Lord Brahma, the progenitor of this material universe. Here, there are some types of air-planes controlled by mantra, not by any mechanical means. The residents have mind and intelligence, but no material gross bodies. They feel compassion for those suffering in the lower regions, but do not suffer from fear, old age, or death. At the time of final dissolution of the material planets, the residents here transform their subtle bodies into spiritual bodies and enter the eternal Vaikuntha region or plane. Great yogis finally reach this highest plant through the Milky Way, which is the highway to this most elevated planet, where

Different realms in the Universe

the duration of life is calculated as 15,480,000,000,000 Years. Tapaloka This is the abode of the four Kumaras named Sanat, Sanaka, Sanandana, and Sanatana. In this port of the universe, many great sages also reside due to their advancement through spiritual austerity. The enjoyment available to the residents is inconceivable to us, as it is beyond anything within our experience. When there is annihilation of the material universe, the residents here also transform their subtle bodies to spiritual and enter the spiritual world. Janaloka This planet, sill above the heavenly realms, is another abode of great saints and sages. This region is populated by mystics, who move to higher levels, and eventually transform their subtle bodies to spiritual, when the fire of devastation consumes the material possessions. These residents can move between any region within the material universe as mystic spacemen at speeds unthinkable to us. Maharloka When fully purified from material desire and contamination through sacrifice, penance, and charity, one can reach the heavenly planes, and if advance further can pass through the higher orbits to reach Maharloka. The greatest of sages, such as Bhrigu Muni, live in this place. It is situated beyond the Sisumara, which is the pivotal point for the turning of the universe. Advanced yogis reach this region and live here for 4,300,000,000 solar years. When the fire of devastation almost reached this region, the residents transport themselves to Satyaloka where they live further before this highest plateau of region is destroyed. They then transform their subtle bodies to spiritual and enter the spiritual realms. Dhruvaloka In every material universe is one Vaikuntha region with an ocean of milk where Lord Vishnu resides on an island called Svetadvipa. This region is Dhruvaloka. Living here are personalities completely pure. In our universe, this planet is seen as the polestar and is situated above the planes of the Seven Rishis. As it is a spiritual body, it is eternal and therefore remains when all other planes within the material universes are destroyed. It is said that this region is the pivot for the orbits of all material stars and planets. All planets travel at high speeds in orbit, including the sun, which travels 16,000 miles per second in its orbit around Dhruvaloka. The planets of the seven sages are stars just below this plane that also orbit Dhruvaloka. They are always concerned with the welfare of the living entities within this material world and send emissaries to bring spiritual knowledge at various times and circumstances. Sanaischara (Saturn) Saturn is considered an inauspicious planet astrologically, as it gives painful lessons to us here on earth. It is situated 1,600,000 miles beyond Jupiter and passes through one sign of the zodiac every 30 months. Brithaspati (Jupiter)

Jupiter is considered the most auspicious heavenly planet and is generally considered favorable astrologically, depending on placement at the time of our births here on earth. It is a planet of devas, and situated 1,600,000 miles beyond Mars. Angaraka (Mars) Mars is considered to be a malefic planet, which creates lack of rainfall on earth and almost always is capable of creating unfavorable influences. It is situated 1,600,000 miles beyond Mercury. Buddha (Mercury) Mercury is said to be the son of the Moon and is 1,600,000 miles beyond the planet Venus. As does Venus, it sometimes movies behind the Sun, sometimes in front, and sometimes along with it. Generally the influence of Mercury is said to be auspicious astrologically, except when not moving with the Sun. At such times, this planet causes great storms on earth. Beneath the higher worlds, in the sly, are the residences of the Yakshas, Rakshashas, Pisachas, ghosts, and other ethereal beings. This realm extends as far as the wind blows and the clouds move in the sky. Sukra (Venus) Venus is considered an auspicious and favourable planet. It is said to bring rainfall, another reason for it being considered auspicious to sustain life on earth. Chandraloka (Moon) The Moon is one of the four very important residences of the demigods. Those who worship the demigods. Those who worship the demigods through sacrifice aimed at great material enjoyment are promoted to the Moon. Here the celestial, intoxicating beverage called soma is available. It is not possible to enter into or even see the actual heavenly dimensions of this planet with our present human eyes. The Moon passes through the entire zodiac in approximately one month. He influences the growth of vegetation and therefore considered the life-giver for all living beings on earth. Surya (Sun) The Sun is the sources of light and heat for our universe. Modern science considers many stars also to be Suns, but in the Vedic literature, they are considered to be planets of varying material elements, (not the centre, as is the Sun). Surya, the sun god, is considered an expansion of Lord Narayana (a form of Lord Vishnu). Sun controls the seasons here on earth. It is situated between Bhuloka and Bhuvarloka, rotating through the time-circle of the zodiac. Yogis practicing Hatha or Ashtanga yoga, or those performing agnihotra sacrifices, worship the Sun form their benefit. The demigods belonging to the Sun region have bodies made of fire, necessary for life here. Rahu Rahu is said to be an invisible planet, which is situated 80,000 miles below the Sun.

It causes solar and lunar eclipses, as Rahu, along with Ketu, are the North and South nodes of the Moon respectively. Siddhaloka, Caranaloka, & Vidyadharaloka These regions are 80,000 miles below Rahu. The residents of these regions are born with natural mystic powers, including the ability to fly without mechanical means, even to other planets. They have all the mystic siddhis, and being materially perfect beings can control gravity, time, and space. Their arts, culture, and sciences are far superior to the knowledge possessed by us here as in the earthly realm. Yakshaloka & Rakshashaloka Beneath these higher plateaus in the sky called antariksha, are the residences of the Yakshas, Rakshashas, Pisachas, ghost, under the other etheral beings. This realm extends as far as the wing blows and clouds are in the sky. Above this there is no air. All the regions in the material world will, in course of time, be annihilated. This annihilation of the material world is the exact reverse of the process of creation. Everything ultimately rests within the Supreme Absolute. Bhu-mandala (Middle Earth) The planetary systems of the middle of the earth (Bhumandala or Bhuloka) are abodes of both standards of living such as we enjoy on our planet, as well as some heavenly abodes, where living being may stop on the way to, or from, births in the heavenly planetary systems. There are seven planetary systems, which are divided by seven oceans. The names of the planetary systems are Jambu, plaksha, Salmali, kusha, Krauncha, Shaka, and Pushkara. Each system is twice as large as the one preceding it and each ocean between the systems are made respectively of salt water, sugarcane juice, liquor, ghee, milk, emulsified yogurt, and sweat water. Bhumandala is shaped like a lotus flower and the seven planetary systems are in the whorl of the lotus. The radius of Bhumandala extends as far as the sunshine, and the limits of our vision here to see the stars and moon. As the sun shine reaches from a distance of 93,000,000 miles, this is the radius of the plane of the Bhumandala. Lower Regions Below the earth are seven other systems called Atala, Vitala, Sutala, Talatala, Mahatala, Rasatala, and Patala. These lower planes are the same size as the earth and begin 560,000 miles below earth. Sunshine does not reach these areas. These regions are populated by persons of great power and opulence, yet of demoniac consciousness, who have reached here through austerity aimed at material enjoyment without spiritual development. They do not become old and diseased and fear only the time factor, which ultimately must destroyed their abodes. Therefore they are given the name of bilasvarge, or subterranean heavenly planets. The residence here enjoy a standard of material comfort more opulent then even the higher planets, due to their desires for high standards of sensual enjoyment wealth, and influence. The residents are known as Daityas, Danavas, and Nagas and are all engaged in illusory material enjoyment with no thought of spiritual liberation. There

are incredible feats of architecture in their cities bedecked with valuable jewels in houses, gardens, compounds, etc. All residents drink juices and bathe in herbal elixirs, which free them from any anxiety or physical disease, as well as any sigh of physical aging. The visual beauty of these artificial heavens surpasses that of the higher planets and this sensual atmosphere completely capture the mind, allowing no thoughts but those directed toward sensual pleasure and happiness. Since time is not divided into days and night due to sunshine NOT reaching these planets, they have no fear produced by time. Only at the time of dissolution do anxiety and fear consume them. Narakaloka, the Hell Beneath the patalaloka, and slightly above the water of the Garbhodaka Ocean, are the Narakalokas, or the hell. These regions indicate of different degrees of suffering for those who must endure life there. Here on earth, we can see many hellish circumstances of suffering for people, but nothing like what is experienced on these planets. They are said to be a place of rectification for those who commit the most abominable actions while living as humans on the earthly plane. Although life here seems like it goes on for an eternity, in actual fact the duration of ones karmic sentence here may be only seconds or moments. There are 28 different hellish planets described in the Vedic literatures. These descriptions of the material creation, as well as the spiritual planets, may be found in several Vedic literatures to a far greater depth. All of the planetary systems in the material world will, in course of time, be annihilated. This annihilation takes place in two ways. Partial annihilation occurs every 4,300,000,000 solar years, or at the end of each day on Satyaloka. This extends from the hellish regions through all lower planetary systems up to the heavenly planets. The highest regions are not annihilated at this time. The entire cosmic manifestation is wound up in the universal form of God every 8,600,000,000x30x12x100 solar years. The spiritual world, which is never annihilated, simply absorbs the material creation. It is described that before the destruction, there is no rain for hundreds of years everything dries up and dies due to continuous sunshine. The sum becomes 12 times as powerful as was previously. Then there are horrendous rains that absorb everything into water. The mortal bodies of living entities, including all vegetation, merge into the earth. The earth merges into its subtle sensation of fragrance. Fragrance merges into water, and water merges into its quality of taste. That taste merges into fire, which merges into form. Form merges into touch and touch into ether. Ether finally merges into the sensation of sound. The senses all merge into their origins, the presiding devas and demigods, then they merge into the controlling mind which merges into ego in the mode of goodness. Sound becomes one with ego in the mode of ignorance, and ego (the first of all the physical elements), merges into the total nature. The total material nature dissolves into the modes (goodness, passion, and ignorance). These modes then merge into the unmanifest form of nature, and that unmanifest form merges into time. Time merges into the Supreme Godhead, present as Maha Vishnu, the original creator of the cosmic manifestation. The origin of all life merges into God, the unborn Supreme Soul, who remains one without a second, and from whom all creation and annihilation takes place. This annihilation of the process of creation. Everything ultimately rests within the Supreme Absolute.

Salutations to Sun

Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA) Article published in Starteller, July 2007 Surya Namaskar energizes the entire neuro-glandular and neuro-muscular systems of the body. Its regular practice ensures a balanced supply of oxygenated blood and perfect harmony to all the systems of the body, thus invigorating the entire psychosomatic system of human constitution. The term Surya Namaskar means salutation to the Sun. Surya Namaskar is an exercise sequence, which has both the physical and the spiritual aspects. On the physical side, it involves a series of aasanas or yogic postures which provide the body with a most complete exercise. Virtually all the parts of the body, including the thoracic and abdominal organs, are exercised and rejuvenated with vitality. Spiritually, the Surya Namaskar is a method of propitiating the Sun-god and soliciting his blessings. These include quick progress in meditation, a sharp intellect, a sound health, and acquisition of spiritual wisdom. Surya Namaskar consists of three important elements, each of which needs to be carefully attended to for maximum possible benefits. If proper attention is not given to details, the results may not be attained in full. 1. Aasanas or body postures: Surya Namaskar is an exercise in a sequence, involving twelve different body-postures, as if to signify the twelve signs of the Zodiac through which the passage of the Sun results in the formation of twelve months of a year. This exercise involves six postures, which proceed in one direction and another six which mark the return to the original position. It is virtually equivalent to the Sun traversing six signs of the Zodiac to give rise to one ayana of six months, and returning through another six signs to give rise to another ayana thus constituting the Uttaraayana (the northerly course) and the Dakshinaayana (the southerly course). The completion of a cycle of Uttaraayana and Dakshinaayana brings the Sun back to its original position, from where the next solar cycle starts. 2. Breathing: Yogic practices lay great stress on regulation of breathing, which helps the practitioner to gain control over the life-force within the body as well as outside. Synchronisation of breathing with physical postures is an important constituent of the practice of Hatha-yoga. In Surya Namaskar, the different postures, when correctly practised, is rhythmical, one naturally leading to the other. The sequence of breathing, consisting of inhalation, exhalation or retention, has also been advocated, as it would most naturally happen during the various postures. 3. Incantations or Mantras: Each of the twelve postures of this exercise-sequence is associated with a mantra or potentiated incantation. A specific mantra has to be chanted, when a specific posture in the sequence is attained. It is thus a synchronization of posture, breath and mantra, all together proceeding in a sequence. The Sequence of Postures. It is appropriate now to describe the various postures that constitute the different steps of the Surya Namaskar. It is good to repeat the mantras in the beginning of each of the 12 cycles. The mantras can also be chanted mentally with each of the 12 positions of Surya Namaskar as listed below:

1. Om mitraaya namah: Stand facing East in the direction of the rising Sun, both feet touching each other at the heels, the hands together, palm-to-palm, at the heart. 2. Om ravaye namah: Inhale and raise the arms upward. Slowly bend backward, stretching arms above the head. 3. Om suryaaya namah: Exhale slowly bending forward, touching the earth with respect until the hands are in line with the feet, head touching knees. 4. Om bhaanave namah: Inhale and take a wide backward step with the right leg. Keep the hands and feet firmly on the ground, with the left foot between the hands. Raise the head. 5. Om svagaaya namah: While exhaling, bring the left foot together with the right. Keep arms straight, raise the hips and align the head with the arms, forming an upward arch. 6. Om puushne namah: Hold your breath and lower the body to the floor until the feet, knees, hands, chest, and forehead are touching the ground. 7. Om hiranyagarbhaaya namah: Inhale and slowly lower the hips to the floor, (hips should be slightly raised above the ground) and bend backward as much as possible. 8. Om mareechaye namah: While exhaling, bring the left foot together with the right. Keep arms straight, raise the hips and align the head with the arms, forming an upward arch. 9. Om aadityaaya namah: Inhale and move the right leg back, away from the body in a wide backward step. Keep the hands and feet firmly on the ground, with the left foot between the hands. Raise the head. 10. Om savitre namah: Exhale slowly bending forward, touching the earth with respect until the hands are in line with the feet, head touching knees. 11. Om arkaaya namah: Inhale and raise the arms upward. Slowly bend backward, stretching arms above the head. 12. Om bhaskaraaya namah: Exhale, bring the left foot together with the right. Keep arms straight, raise the hips and align the head with the arms, forming an upward arch. Surya Namaskar makes your body grow flexible and strong; your mind gets focused.

Pleasing the planets


Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA) Article published in Starteller, June 2007 MANTRA is a mysterious group of letters or phrases so connected with one another that when it is chanted, a peculiar sensation or vibration is generated in the entire system. When one chants a mantra correctly and systematically with proper

intonation, it immediately sets up a vibration in the nervous system in such a manner that harmony is enhanced in the body and also in the whole world. Different mantras produce different vibrations and they invoke different deities. Mantra is chanted to execute a certain purpose. It is believed that in each mantra, the energy of a particular deity remains latent, but it becomes active the moment the mantra is pronounced accurately in the manner prescribed by the sastras. According to Vedic beliefs, if a mantra is pronounced correctly, the deity to whom it is addressed has no choice but to respond to the invoker automatically and help him. There are several mantras and remedies to please the planets, as prescribed in the various scriptures. We are giving below the most effective ones in our day-to-day life, such as the relevant potent mantras, charity, deity to be worshipped, pooja and the offerings, specification of Rudraksha, etc. There are several mantras and remedies to please the planets, as prescribed in the various scriptures. We are giving below the most effective ones in our day-to-day life, such as the relevant potent mantras, charity, deity to be worshipped, pooja and the offerings, specification of Rudraksha, etc. Sun For Sun-related troubles and during the dasa or antardasa of Sun, adhere the following: 1. Worship the ruling deity Lord Shiva 2. Recite daily Aditya Hridaya stothra or Gayatri Mantra. 3. Japa of Suns moola mantra: Om hram hreem hroum sah suryaya namah; 7000 times in 40 days. 4. Recite the Soorya stothra: Japa kusuma sankasam kashyapeyam mahadyutim Tamorim Sarva paapghnam pranatosmi Divakaram 5. Charity : Donate Wheat, or Sugar candy on Sundays. 6. Fasting day : Sundays. 7. Pooja : Rudrabhishek. 8. Rudraksha : Wear Ekamukhi or 12 mukhi Rudraksha Recite the mantras 7000 times and offer Sun red flower, red sandal etc. every day. Moon For Moon-related problems and during the dasa or antardasa of Moon, adhere the following: 1. Worship the ruling deity Goddes Gouri.

2. Recite Annapoorna stothra. 3. Japa or Moons moola mantra: Om shram sreem shraum sah chandraya namah 11000 times in 40 days. 4. Recite the Chandra stothra. Dadhi Shankha tushaarabham ksheero darnava sambhavam Namaami shashinsm somam shambhor mukuta bhushanam 5. Charity : Donate cows milk or rice on Mondays. 6. Fasting : On Mondays. 7. Pooja : Devi Pooja. 8. Rudraksha : Wear 2 mukhi Rudraksha. 11,000 mantras must be recited and offerings are white sandal and white flowers. Mars For Mars-related problems and during the dasa or antardasa of Mars, adhere the following: 1. Worship the ruling deities Kartikeya and Shiva. The Kartikeya mantra is Om Saravanabhavaya Namah The Shiva mantra is Om Namah Shivaya 2. Recite the stothras of Kartikeya or Shiva. 3. Japa of the Mars mantra : Om kram kreem kroum sab bhaumaya namah, 11000 times in 40 days. 4. Recite the Mangala stothra: Dharani garbha sambhutam vidyut kanti samaprabham Kumaram shakti hastam tam mangalam pranamamyaham. 5. Charity : Donate Masoor dal (red lentils)on Tuesdays. 6. Fasting : On Tuesdays. 7. Pooja : Kartikeya worship or Rudrabhishekha. 8. Rudraksha : Wear a 3 mukhi Rudraksha. Recite the Mantra 11,000 times and offerings are red sandal and red flower. Mercury

For Mercury-related problems and during his dasa and antardasa adhere the following: 1. Worship Lord Vishnu. 2. Recite Vishnu sahasranama stothra. 3. Japa of the Budha beeja mantra Om bram breem broom sah budhaya namah, 17000 times in 40 days. 4. Recite the Budha stothra. Priyangu Kalika Shyaamam Roopena Pratimam Budham Soumyam Soumya gunopetam tam Budham Pranamamyaham. 5. Charity: Donate Ragi or Green Gram on Wednesdays. 6. Fasting: On Wednesdays. 7. Wear a 4 mukhi Rudraksha. Mantra must be recited 17000 times and pooja is to be done with various-coloured Flowers. Jupiter For Jupiter-related problems and during the dasa or antardasa of Guru, adhere the following: 1. Worship Lord Shiva. 2. Recite Shri Rudram. 3. Japa of the Guru beeja mantra: Om jhram jhreem jroum sah gurave namah, 19000 times in 40 days. 4. Recite the Guru stothra: Devanam cha rishinam cha Gurum kaanchana SannibhaamBuddhi bhutam Trilokesham tam namaami Brihaspatim. 5. Donate Saffron, Turmeric or Sugar on Thursdays. 6. Fasting : On Thursdays. 7. Pooja : Rudrabhishekam. 8. Wear a 5 mukhi Rudraksha. Recite the mantra 19,000 times, along with the pooja with Kesar, sandal and yellow flower.

Venus For Venus-related problems and during the dasa or antardasa of Venus adhere the following: 1. Worship Goddess Shakti. 2. Recite Shree Sooktam, Devi stuti or Durga chalisa. 3. Japa of Shukra beeja mantra: "Om dram dreem droum sah shukraya namah", - 16000 times in 40 days. 4. Recite the Shukra stothra: Hima kunda mrinalaabham daityanam paramam gurumSarv shastra pravaktaram bhargavem pranamamyaham 5. Donate clothes, milk or curd to a woman on Fridays. 6. Fasting : On Fridays. 7. Pooja : Worship Goddess Durga. 8. Wear a 6 mukhi Rudraksha. Mantra must be recited 16000 times and pooja must be done with white flower and white sandal. Saturn For Saturn-related problems and during the dasa or antardasa of Sani, adhere the following: 1. Worship Lord Hanuman. 2. Recite Hanuman chalisa or any other Hanuman stothra. 3. Japa of Sani mantra: Om pram preem proum sah shanaischaraya namah 19000 times in 40 days. 4. Recite the Sani stothra: Nelanjana samabhasam ravi putram yamagrajamChaaya martanda sambhutam tam namami shanaischaram 5. Donate a Buffalo or black til (sesame seeds) on Saturday. 6. Fast on Saturdays. 7. Wear a 7 mukhi Rudraksha.

Recite the mantra19000 times along with the pooja of Saturn with blue flowers and sandal. During pooja, there must be a lamp continuously lit with mustard oil. Rahu For Rahu-related problems and during the dasa or antardasa of Rahu, adhere the following: 1. Worship Lord Bhairava or Lord Shiva. 2. Recite the Kalabhairav ashthakam. 3. Japa of the Rahu beeja mantra : Om bhram bhreem bhroum sah rahave namah, - 18000 times in 40 days. 4. Recite the Rahu stothra: Ardha Kaaya maha veryam chandraditya vimardhanam. Simhika garbha sambhutam tam rahum pranamamyaham. 5. Donate Urid dal or Coconut on Saturdays. 6. Fast on Saturdays. 7. Pooja : Worship Lord Bhairav, Lord Shiva or Goddess Chandi. 8. Wear 8 mukhi Rudraksha. 9. One of the best remedies for Rahu is reciting the first chapter of Durga Saptasati. Mantra must be done with blue-coloured flowers and sandal. Ketu For Ketu-related problems and during the dasa or antardasa of Ketu, adhere the following: 1. Worship Lord Ganesha. 2. Recite Ganesha Dwadasanama Stothra. 3. Japa of the Ketu beja mantra: Om shram shreem shroum sah ketave namah, - 17000 times in 40 days. 4. Recite the Ketu stothra: Palasha pushpa sankaasham taraka graham mastakam Roudram roudratmakam Ghoram tam ketum Pranamamyaham. 5. Donate a black cow or black mustard seeds on Thursdays. 6. Fast on Thursdays.

7. Wear a 9 mukhi Rudraksha. 8. A very good remedy for Ketu is the reciting of Shiva Panchakshari Stothra. Mantra must be recited 17000 times and pooja must be done with ash coloured flower and sandal. New planet holds possibility for life First earth-sized planet found, circling its mother-star, at a distance suitable for life, with good prospects for liquid surface water. The new media have been very excited over the discovery of a habitable planet around a nearby star. All sorts of adjectives are tossed around about the planet, and most make it sound like a twin of Earth. To put the record straight, this planet is NOT going to be particularly Earth-like any more than Mars and Venus are Earth-like. Recently, a team of astronomers led by Stephane Udry and Michael Mayor (Geneva Observatory) announced the discovery of two new planets orbiting the star Gliese 581. Already, a larger planet, having over 15 times the Earths mass, had been found orbiting very close to the star. But, there were two more, smaller planets of masses about 5 Earth masses (Gliese 581c) and about 8 Earth masses (Gliese 581d) What makes the smaller of the two new planets (Gliese 581c) special is where it is located. Gliese 581c is at just the right distance that Udry et al suggests that the average temperature may fall within the range of -3 C to 40 C. The presumption is that if it is somewhere in the middle of that range, then it may be able to support liquid water, as on Earth. Know about the year ahead How will you fare in the next year? In general the collective focus will turn from materialistic aspects to the mental and social concerns. Networking, collaboration and community-building will take a quantum leap. Get ready for the next wave of change rolling in soon. Innovative solutions, social reforms and new pathways of commerce can be easily developed. An attitude adjustment may be needed in the emotional or domestic sphere. Some may gain insight through religious teachings or a moment of faith. There is also a danger of overdoing everything, so beware. Long distance travel and higher education are on the cards. Keep an eye on your weight to remain healthy. June 2007 to September 2007 Big changes can happen, if you use your head and pull together. Ways to resolve longstanding issues are indicated. Do not run from responsibilities, face them and learn. Deal with your insecurities. Moderate gains are expected in all your new ventures. You will get benefited through your parents and employer. Change what you can, let go of what you cannot. Be sympathetic to those who need you. Develop a forgiving attitude. Mind will be filled with spiritual experiences and you might tend to spend on religious

austerities. You will get answers to mystical queries through intuitions. Single ones will find their match. Regular dental check-ups may be necessary. October 2007 to January 2008 Your spiritual strength will help you break karmic patterns. Disposal of old nonperforming assets may add to your liquidity. Many will realize sick debts successfully. Career front will pose interesting possibilities for growth. Affairs of children will proceed without major hiccups. Some will experience wearsome travels. Avoid disclosing personal details to strangers during travels. Early signs of ill-health must be attended to immediately. Students toiling conscientiously will come out with flying colours. Auspicious occasions in the family will keep your spirits high. February 2008 to May 2008 Let go of your hang-ups and look at the broader picture and move forward. Accept change, without questioning it always. You may be forced take a fresh look at your perspective of money. Use your creativity with some form of self-expression. Be precise in your communications to others. Release any prejudices that you may have, as they can hold you back from accomplishing your goals. Those in uniformed services will win laurels. The stress of your everyday life may eat into your health. Spend some time in prayers and meditation daily to enjoy mental peace. Element : Air; Ruler: Mercury; Quality : Mutable. Your Positive Side: Adaptable; congenial; expressive; clever; versatile; curious; enhanced mental capabilities; good communicative skills; quick-witted. Your Negative Side: Fickle; high-strung; nervous; superficial petty; restless; inability to concentrate; critical; ungrateful; inconsistent. Compatible Sun Signs: Leo, Libra, Aquarius, Aries Some Popular Gemenis: John F, Kennedy, Isaac Newton, Bjorn Borg, IIayaraja, Wasim Akram, Mahesh Bhupati, Kiran Bedi, Steffi Graf, Salman Rushdie. Birthstone : Carnelian Agate. Lucky Numbers :3,12,21,30,48,57 Lucky Colours : Green. Favourite Foods : Savoury, Biscuits, pasta, omelettes and sandwiches; avocado; asparagus; carrots; celery; fennel; parsley; marjoram hazelnuts; mulberries and yogurt.

Governing Factors for Marital Happiness


Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA) Article published in Starteller, May 2006 The seventh house from the ascendant, Moon, Venus and Libra sign, govern marriage and life-partner in a male chart. Seventh house from the ascendant, Moon,

Mars and Scorpio sign are the governing factors in a female chart, Mars in the female chart denotes husband, as it is the karaka for husband. Eighth house from the ascendant, Moon and Venus signify marital pleasures in a male chart, while the same factors but substituting Venus with Mars speaks of conjugal bliss in a female horoscope. The factors which govern the marital pleasures, wife and other allied matters can be defined as under: Mars, Eighth House, Scorpio, Seventh House, Venus, Libra and Twelfth House. Seventh House Seventh house in a chart signifies spouse, sexual organ, married life and pleasures therefrom, union of general nature, diplomacy, honour in foreign countries, type of death, tactfulness and trade union activities. According to Sage Jaimini, a planet posited lowest in degrees becomes the representative (karaka) of wife in a male chart and that of the husband in a female chart. None of the Nodes matters much in this consideration. As Venus denotes wife for male and Mars the karaka for husband, the seventh house from either of them is also of similar importance. Seventh house from Moon also be given its due allowance of share, as Moon itself is considered as the Lagna and further indicates the inner mind and passions. Eighth House This is supposed to be a hidden and mysterious house. Matters pertaining to fear from enemies, disease, insults in life, theft or burglary, unsuccessful attempts, buried treasure, longevity of the spouse, disease of the sexual organs inheritance, legacy and insurance matters are taken up from this house. Body parts like kidney, pelvis, bladder, testicles are also signified by this house. Libra The seventh sign of the zodiac is called Libra. It is a sign of balance and is a Cardinal, positive and Airy Sign. Air is the medium of communication with people. Libra also represents shaping centres, markets etc. the ruler of this sign is Venus, which itself is a Watery planet. People having dominance of this sign are generally fond of sensual pleasures and indulges beyond the normal limits. Persons of these signs are married early in life and are of conventional types. They are devoted to their spouse but at the same time never think twice to have clandestine affairs, which they always try to conceal by all means at their disposal. They expect variety in all spheres of life. By this, it does not imply that they are divorce-seeking types. Truth and honesty have a special appeal for these people. They become political leaders and religious reformers. Scorpio It is the eighth sign of the Zodiac. Scorpio is the symbol of this sign. It has domain over thick liquids, poisons, sewage, chemicals and mineral matters. Physical and moral courage are the main traits. It is supposed to be a Watery sign, but some opine that it is a fiery sign, as Mars is the ruler. People having influence of this sign over them prefer privacy and secrecy, rather than being straight forward. It is a hidden sign. A female under the influence of Scorpio is of masculine in nature and is

interested in occult sciences. These people are hard to influence. Excitement, brutality, frugalness are also judged by this sign. Persons suffering from piles are generally seen to have Scorpio afflicted in their chart. Native under the influence of this sign has a sharp intellect, and he is shrewd and calculating. Life for him is a closed book; nature being uncertain and complex, usually one born under this sign is capable of moulding the present by working hard, provided he overcomes his wavering mentality. Scorpio natives are further restless and unbalanced in sex matters. If they can control their sensual urges, harsh language and exhibition of personal emotions, they can lead a decent and disciplined life. Scorpio natives are often those individuals who are born to fulfill some divine mission. Their life is somewhat purposeful and is often well directed either for good or evil. One thing which the Scorpio natives must note is that frustration awaits them with open arms to cause unhappiness, in the matter of sensual pleasures. Twelfth House This house signifies a persons wanderings, expenditure in life, confiscation, bed comforts, emancipation, occult science, left eye, secret enemies, imprisonment, disturbed sleep. Tendencies, towards retirement, sacrifices, marital rivals, co-wives, etc. Saturn and ketu are the karakas of this house. Mars Mars is the Commander-in-Chief in the celestial family. He is reddish in colour. He has a youthful form with a lean body and a slender waist. His height is seven yojnas. By nature, Mars is rather a cruel planet. He is rash in actions but generous at the same time. His body is warm. Mars represents Rajasic qualities, and rules over southern direction. He represents red grains, fire, thorny trees, wild animals, sheep, younger brothers, lands and houses, war, thieves, battles, daring acts, cruelty, power, bronze, pump, etc. he is strong during night, especially in the dark lunar half. In maters of marriage, Mars is the karaka for husband and signifies passion, in the chart of women. He also rules over menstrual periods in women. Mars causes the breakage of uterus tissue in a female and thus menses flow. Since the birth of the civilization, it has been noted that when Mars in transit aspect the ascendant or lunar sign of a girl, she attains puberty. Combining all these actors governing conjugal pleasures, we can summarize the following:1. The Seventh house from the ascendant, Moon, Venus and Libra sign, govern marriage and life-partner in a male chart. 2. Seventh house from the ascendant, Moon, Mars and Scorpio sign are the governing factors in a female chart. Mars in the female chart denotes husband, as it is the karaka for husband. 3. Eighth house from the ascendant, Moon and Venus signify marital pleasures in a male, while the same factors but substituting Venus with Mars speaks of conjugal pleasures in a female horoscope. 4. Ascending sign, its lord, Sun and Moon occupying Male signs confer masculine

qualities on the native, while reverse shall be the result in case of occupying the Female signs. This rule holds good for both males and females.

Transmute Energy of retrograde Jupiter for selfdevelopment


Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA)

Article published in Starteller, April 2007 In every chart, opportunities of natives are earmarked with planets and its functions, whether direct or retrograde. In the case of retrogression, the attitude of the native will alter, which shall be observed differently in different bhavas. Retrograde Jupiter will make the native re-do his imperfect past life time, when the self lacked development. JUPITER, the benefic planet, is synonymous with generosity, good judgement, authority, legal matters, religion and money as well. A retrograde Jupiter will fashion itself as a self-expansion of unfulfilled achievements of the past birth; opportunity lost is being re-done in the current life. For an individual, it is to re-enact and attain self-development. Thus retrograde Jupiter in a natal chart indicates that the native lacked self-growth in the past life and he is to complete the process in the current life. An entire lifetime was wasted and now the native has to transmute the energy of retrograde Jupiter for self-development. Effects of retrograde Jupiter in various houses of the natal chart 1st House: The native shall be unrefined and unreliable; makes odd judgement; dishonest; irreligious and alcoholic. Lesson to be learnt: To develop self-awarness by retrospect know oneself and avoid self-deception. 2nd House: The native will foolishly spend his money and resources; will move around in gaudy attire; pseudo decorations etc. Lesson to be learnt: Re-evaluate the financial needs and devise plans for proper utility of money, material and men, if in business. 3rd House: Retrograde Jupiter in the 3rd will aspect the 9th bhava. Relationships with brothers and uncles will be wanting. Lack of tact, dignity, faith and communication skills. Lesson to be learnt: Try to realize oneself and work towards worthwhile goals. 4th House: Disturbed living environment, whether house or elsewhere; so also the state of mind, which is the seat of soul; lack of generosity and socializing nature. Lesson to be learnt: Develop compassion; avoid one-sided approach; identify the real needs and work towards them. 5th House: Lack or improper education or technical training; denial of progeny;

inattentive, parents, avarice in sensual pleasure and lack of care of health. Lesson to be learnt: Develop compassion and proper involvement in matters of the opposite sex and children. 6th House: Unhappiness with colleagues and other associates; un healthy physique and bad habits. Lesson to be learnt: Be very cautious with health. Maintain good relationships with people in general, colleagues and relatives in particular. 7th House: Not faithful in business partnership, marriage and any contract; highly self-centred; involve only in personal gratification and promotion; loss in partnership venture. Lesson to be learnt: Be sincere and honest; do a fair play in all matters; balanced approach on personal gains. 8th House: There will be fear of the unknown death; improper handling of others money and affairs; poor judgement; poor taste; being ones own enemy. Lesson to be learnt: Make a sincere search for truth; discriminate bad; perpetuate truths. Try to understand and accept the reality of death. 9th House: The native should have abused freedom in the past birth. He believes what he does is right and does not accept others views. He did not avail the opportunity for mental development in the past. Lesson to be learnt: Stress should be given for development of knowledge and philosophy of life. Gain practical wisdom. 10th House: There was frustration and disappointment in the preferred field in the past birth. Dishonour, irresponsibility, poor judgement, lack of dignity may be a few of impediments now. Lesson to be learnt: Learn to respect authority; remain dedicated in your career; give due regard for in your career; give due regard for order, procedure, law, etc. 11th House: Negative social activities in the past birth; alcoholism; immorality. Lesson to be learnt: Wise discrimination in choice of friends and associates; should develop good taste and discretion; maintain good moral standards. 12th House: Energy was misused in the past birth; wasteful activities, I me and mine were over-emphasized; misdirected spiritual concept. Lesson to be learnt: Seek true spiritually, compassion and brotherhood. Assume personal responsibility.

Lovers and Love Marriage


Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA) Article published in Starteller, March 2006

The relationship between the 1st and the 7th lords has, to be studied thoroughly, before predicting love marriage on a nativity. Another important combination which causes love-marriage is the relationship between the 5th lord and the 7th lord either by mutual exchange of houses or by conjunction. The difference between the usual arranged marriage and love marriage is that, while the former is arranged by the third party, the latter is managed by the boy and the girl themselves. Love marriage presupposes intimacy and love or infatuation among the boy and girl. Love should definitely precede the marriage ceremony so that it could be called Love marriage. Mythologically it is called Gandharva Vivaha. Astro-pointers While looking for a yoga causing love marriage, we have to assess the 1st and 7th houses and the relationship between the 1st and 7th lords in the nativity. The natives capacity for love has also to be ascertained and for this we have to look at the 5th house, which is associated with the lover or the beloved and Venus the karaka for love. The lord of the 11th house also plays its part. The 9th house is the house of fortune, which also is to be studied simultaneously. A study of persons, who have had romantic experiences in their life, reveals that, when there is an exchange of houses between the 1st and the 7th lords, the native gets response from his beloved or her lover.

Persona of Sonia Gandhi

Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA) Article published in Starteller, Feburary 2006 The three main factors, which govern the destiny of a person, are the ascendant, Sun and Moon. Ascendant depends upon the latitude and longitude of the place of birth, progression and their calculations. It describes the destiny, which is in store for a person in this birth and thus it is the DNA of the horoscope. The Sun and Moon are the two planets, which provide the energy in store. Their attributes govern ones nature and thus the actions. SONIA GANDHI was born on 09 December 1946 and she had just completed 60 years. Many have been analyzing her past, ups and downs in her life and rationalized the events that have happened. The three main factors, which govern the destiny of a person are the ascendant (which appears in the horoscope depending on the latitude, longitude, progression and their calculations) Sun and Moon. Ascendant describes the destiny, which is in store for a person in this birth and thus it is the DNA of the horoscope. The Sun and Moon are the two planets, which provide the energy in store. Their attributes govern ones nature and thus the actions. Based on the above, ones intrinsic nature can be put forth. Cancer Ascendant The ascendant is Cancer, which broadly makes a person emotional, sensitive and immensely attached to the family; once they decide for a purpose in life, they do all they can to achieve it. Late Indira Gandhi was also born under the same ascendant.

Ascendant is placed in the constellation Aslesha, whose star lord is Mercury with sublord Rahu. Let us now analyze the basic energy accumulation, which prevails, in the native. This constellation heralds Mercurial energy, represented in the nightsky by a ring of stars in the constellation of Hydra, known in the modern astronomy as Epsilon-Hydrae, Delta-Hydrae, Mu-Hydrae, Rho-Hydrae, Sigma-Hydrae and ZetaHydrae. These stars are easily visible in a dark sky from pollution free vantage points, even though they are not bright stars. Moon and Mercury are the two planets connected with this nakshatra, Mercury being the main planetary ruler. Aslesha is considered to be an active nakshatra. It often appears to be a passive one, because all its activities are hidden. Even if an Aslesha native seems to be physically passive, one will find that they are weaving many webs on the mental plane. Asleshas activities are subterranean in all aspects of the world. In the present age, all the workings of the elite take place in secret, away from the eyes of the public and so one cannot help but see a dominant role of Aslesha in the arena of power. Aslesha is supposed to be the place, where the intellect develops itself to control and direct the vast subconscious and instinctive workings of the mind. In todays world, Mercurys ability to direct Moon is used for deceiving the masses (Moon) through the media (Mercury).

Sun: It is the second most important planet in her horoscope and it is in the 5th house with Mercury and Ketu, having the Jupiter-Venus conjunction on one side and Mars on the other side. The 5th house is the place of intuition and Sun combined with Mercury and Ketu gives the person a very high level of intuitive power, relating to the sub-conscious state. Sun is in the star of Jyeshta, whose lord is Mercury. Jyeshta means the Eldest or Seniormost. Jyeshtais a nakshatra, where keeping up an image is more important than anything else. Jyeshta natives usually do everything from a unique point of view, which cares a great deal about how others are perceiving them. They want to gain respect in society and do whatever is necessary to adhere to the prevailing standards. In ancient times, when real acts of charity, kindness and philanthropy were the stepping stones to a respectful position, Jyeshta functioned well. One peculiarity of Jyeshta is that it gives prosperity only through an accult, supernatural or extraordinary means. Moon: The third important planet is Moon, which is the lord of the lagna occupying the 12th house. This shows that she will be prosperous in the country, which is not her birth place. Moon, in the house of Mercury, gives a sharp intellect capable of understanding the pros and cons of any situation. Moon has Saturn on one side and Rahu on the other side, which gives the capacity of unique planning and thinking big; but Saturn ensures that the plans are executed in a thoughtful and cohesive manner. Saturn being retrograde in the ascendant again re-affirms her intuitive power. Moon governing the mind is in the nakshatra of Arudra, whose lord is Rahu. Arudra means green, fresh, or the moist one. It is not hard to notice that all these refer to a feeling of renewal. For example, the word moist may refer to the moisture in the air, which forms the clouds, which in turn causes rain. The rain in turn brings life to the earthly vegetation and makes them fresh and green. Its main symbol is Diamond, even though many scholars opine a Teardrop as its primary symbol. The nature of Arudra is like that of child. Natives under its influence have an ability to flit past from intense joy to intense sorrow, within a matter of minutes. Arudra is always involved in a churning process making the natives undergo constant transformation. It is considered to be a balanced nakshatra and its balanced nature

stems from its mental and intellectual acumen. Those who think, analyze and contemplate do not usually go to extremes. All of Arudras diffusion, chaos and turbulence is nothing but the natures way of restoring balance. If we are facing some tormenting situation in the present life, its only purpose is to dissolve and balance out our karmas from previous lives. The thunder-storm is also a typical manifestation of natures way of restoring balance. Thus, with the above, one can easily see the qualities, which are reflected through the Ascendant (Aslesha), Sun (Jyeshta) and Moon (Arudra).

Tantric Remedies for Professional Enhancement


Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA) Article published in Starteller, January 2007 Tantric yoga is one of several esoteric traditions of India. Tantra is used, when the situation becomes adverse and no conceivable solution is found even by Mantra. Effective upayas or remedies are available for various types of problems in life and a few are listed here, regarding the professional front. Better Prospects in Employment or Profession Un employed or alternate job seeker has to take a large size, well-developed. Yellowcoloured Lime and cut it into 4 equal parts. Throw each piece in East, South, West and North directions at a four-junction road for 11 consecutive days without a break. You will get an employment. If you have professional problem, soak Black gram on a Friday night and season it with Mustard oil the following day. Divide it into three parts. A third of it may be given to a horse or buffalo, 2nd portion to a leper and take the last portion in your hand, wave it around your head in the anti-clockwise direction. Do this continuously for 40 days. Your impediment will vanish. If you need a favourable posting or promotion, then after your bath, offer water and flower to the rising Sun in the morning for 27 days on a row without a break. Your income will increase, if you offer wet Black Gram dal to monkeys on Tuesdays. Offer 7 cereals (sapta dhanya) to birds for growth in service. Zooming Business When in doubt that someone is envious of your progress and has an evil eye on you, get a tooth of a Boar (wild pig) and get it placed on the wall in full vicinity. Do this on the first Wednesday of the Waxing Moon. Alternatively, you can place a white Ganesa (shwetark) image smeared with sindur and Silver foil. This will take care of your progress and moreover your decisions thereafter will be apt. Take a piece of a thread made of raw cotton and dye it with pure Saffron chanting the mantra Om Mahalakshmyei Namah. Tie this thread at your business-shop or establishment. Your business shall flourish. Those in service should keep this thread in the drawer of their table for better service conditions and to get quick promotion. Procure 7 green chilies with straight stem and a Lime on any Tuesday. Tie them all in

a black thread and hang them with the help of a peg outside your premises. Do so on every Tuesday. This measure ensures flourishing business. You can do so even on Saturdays as well. If you have recurring loss in business, perform Gayatri Sahasranam havan. Collect the ashes from the homakhund, wrap it in white cloth and preserve at home and office. Your business will flourish. Even chronic health problems will be overcome. For reverting to success on a loss making unit, clear all bushes or wild growth around the Tulsi plant; if you do not have one, plant a fresh one in a clean area and take the leaves from it and wrap it in Yellow cloth for placing both at home and office. See success for yourself. To tide over business problem, after your early morning bath, offer water to the rising Sun and chant Gayatri mantra alongside. If possible, chant Aditya hrudaya stothra also. When you are worried about dwindling number of customers, cut 5 Limes to pieces on a Saturday, and Mustard seeds, some black Pepper and a Clove. Keep them in the establishment. Following day, crush all of them between your hands. Repeat this and see success. For growth of business, clean a portion of business premises with Ganges water; draw a Swastik with Saffron or Turmeric paste. Place Channa dal and jaggery. Light a ghee lamp on Thursdays. If problem arises, whenever material is procured for business, buy some toys along with and gift them to children. You will be happy to see the change.

Amitabh Bachan Prediction based on Name and Nakshatra


Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA) Shri Amitabh Bhachan was born in Allahabad on 11.10.1942 at 16:00:00 hrs. Astrology is a complex science where we all know that Moon affects the tide of the oceans, the birds migrate during various seasons, and Sun has an impact on the energy and the flow of river Nile. This has been observed by Scientists since centuries and the complex Solar system has an impact on the functioning of the earth. We, as human beings are also a part of this system and thus the vibrations generated by various activities in the solar system though impact us. The deep essentials of astrology and what I term as non-essentials have to be differentiated. In the analysis of Shri Amitabh Bhachan, I believe that the importance should be given to the intrinsic nature with which a person is born and this shapes his actions and thus destiny. Here, I am analyzing the impact of the word `Amitabh and the constellation or nakshatra in which he was borne. This gives a broad and a fairly accurate analysis of the inherent traits of the person which is the core. Numerological Meaning of `Amitabh [Gender: M=Male, FLN (First Letter Number) : 1, EN (Expression Number): 9, SN (Soul Urge Number) : 11/2, PN (Persona Number): 7, RN (Recurring

Numbers) : 1,2 ] Inspiration and intuition figure very prominently in Amitabhs thinking processes, decisions and actions. Friendly, frank, unorthodox, empathetic, charismatic, inspiring, kind, courageous and generous, he finds it difficult to limit himself to a restricted group whether in personal, social or professional life. A philosopher, he is greatly interested in understanding others behavior and reasons for unique ways of thinking. As most of the numeric values associated with his name are odd, it is likely that Amitabh will be driven more by the dynamic master number 11 in his soul urge rather than the quieter and passive 2. The number 11 enhances his ability to excel in creative or artistic endeavors. It increases a desire for community service and Amitabh will gain more serenity of mind and a deep satisfaction when he performs selfless service for the greater good. Gifted with the ability to communicate and project thoughts in a creative fashion, he can be instrumental in helping people bring positive change into their lives. If he decides to work on this talent for a profession, he could prove to be a dynamic teacher or counselor. When he is more artistic, his work can touch others lives in inspiring ways. If in business, Amitabh can be quite the confident and aggressive go-getter, and its quite possible that his work will make him travel extensively. The first letter number 1 brings self-control and the expression number 9 can make him quite impulsive. He may therefore easily sway between the extremes of immediately acting on his instincts and in the other extreme exercising self-control in order to think things carefully and thoroughly before taking any action. Amitabhs partner should understand his need to reach out to more people and should be able to keep up with his ever-expanding social network. The number 1 and 2 recur twice each in Amitabhs name heightening his imagination and thus creativity and intuition. All his numbers considered together indicate an outstanding diplomat. Considering the date, month and year are accurate; his Moon is at 10.19 and thus ruled by Swati Nakshtra, which ruled by Rahu. Ancient Vedic seers associated a lot of importance to this bright star and saw it as the abode of Saraswati, the goddess of learning. Its Symbol is a `young plant shoot blown by the wind Its main presiding Deity, is Vayu, the god of wind. He is one of the five main gods residing in Swarga (heavenly astral plane), who are responsible for taking care of the five main elements of nature earth, wind, fire, water and ether. Balance is the keyword for native born under the strong influence of this nakshatra. Balance is a double-edged sword and many Swati types are seen to avoid taking any stance on any matter due to their extreme need to maintain harmony. Mode of Functioning of the native of Swati is more of a wait and watch rather than a run and get it types of nakshatra. In Gender, it is a Female nakshatra. Swati represents the female aspect of its planetary ruler, Rahu. The second Pada or Quarter of this asterism 10o00 13o20 Libra falls in Capricorn Navamsa and is ruled by Saturn. This pada embodies the material aspect of Swatis functioning. It is the most rooted among the four padas and thus to an extent lacks Swatis inherent fragility. The concerns here are stability and material growth. It can be deemed as selfish when it comes to personal comforts and other forms of materiality. Planets here give a sound business sense. This nakshatra reflects High Cliffs; Places where winds blow strongly; Agricultural land; Coral reefs; Marketplace; Business Centres; Banks; Financial Institutions; Sport Complexes; Airports (both civil and military) etc. The Orientation & Disposition of this nakshatra shows that it is a level nakshatra.

Falling in the heart of Libra, it has a balancing quality. It thus relays the diplomatic, pleasing side of Rahu. It can always compromise to achieve its eventual ends. It can be seen as a combined Venus and Rahu energy and relays the Venusian side of Rahus functioning. This makes it good in most Venusian related pursuits like music. Inauspicious Activities under this nakshatra : Not good for travel; Fierce or warlike activities; any type of aggressive behaviour is not likely to pay off in this nakshatra. Under the Planetary Ruler: The primarily materialistic energy of Rahu and Venus combined gives Swati natives success in Venusian business pursuits. In its negative aspect, natives under the heavy influence of this nakshatra can become a slave to their desires and are guided by greed and deceit to gain their ends. Rahu has a diplomatic nature, which is very similar to that of Venus. Rahu, like Venus, is by nature a social planet and enjoys company. Rahu is supposed to give an artistic temperament in much the same way as Venus, but as always with Rahu, there is a touch of unorthodoxy involved. Remedial: Repetition of the root mantras of this nakshatra Om Lam, Om Ksham, Om Am and Om Aam 108 times when Moon transits this nakshatra and in its corresponding lunar month is sure to reduce suffering and bring enlightenment into a persons life. There are Examples like Amitabh Bachan, many commercial king pins, Nelson Rockefeller has his Moon placed in Swati and Mark Twain, the famous author and social commentator, was born with his Ascendant, Mercury and Saturn in Swati.

Retrograde Saturn and unfulfilled ambitions


Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA) Article published in Starteller, December 2006

Retrograde Saturn in a chart, regardless of where one finds it, always represents the neglect of responsibilities in the past or previous life. With a retrograde Saturn, the native comes into the current life, with a tendency to carry forward the same goals that he had left unfinished in the previous life as not fulfilled. SATURN can be ones benefactor or burden of woe depending completely on the ways in which a person builds his structure on a firm foundation. The realization of the goals may be in distant future. It is what one does towards reaching that reality from the current situation now braving through odds. Retrograde Saturn in a chart, regardless of where one finds it, always represents the neglect if responsibilities in the past or previous life. In many ways it indicates that the native must be more honest with himself initially, since there was avoidance of self-awareness and honestly. With a retrograde Saturn, the native comes into the current life, with a tendency to carry forward the same goals that he had left unfinished in the previous life as not fulfilled. Therefore the goals will be identical even in the present, clothed in different garbs and situations. This only shows that the individual in the previous life-span did not grow to a crystalised norm. The responsibilities ignored or

avoided in the past are the clear indicators with the quality of Sign in which the Saturn is posited in retrogression in the current life. Saturn in retrogression in the Sign Leo shows that the native avoided responsibility of leadership. Had it been Sign Cancer, the feeling and those related to mind would have been ignored by the native. Effects of Saturns retrogression in various houses: Ascendant: Retrograde Saturn in the 1st house shows that the individual did not develop flexibility in the previous life and set his own ways on the basis of his own ways on the basis of his personal opinion. It may be borne in mind that even the Sign in which retrograde Saturn is posited has to have a telling effect on the native. The native will have problems with ego and thereby the individual would not have developed a good character and personality. The native will have tendency to be sober, serious and contemplative. He has to be cautious and develop flexibility to adjust in different situations. 2nd House: Saturn in retrogression posited in the 2nd house reflects that the native in the past life was highly materialistic, emphasizing solely on possession on self-centred attitude having no regard for the material aspect of others. Despite denials, limitations and disappointment, retrograde Saturn in the 2nd will enable the native to manage and set side sizeable earning by way of accumulation. The exertion undergone by the native would be remarkable. 3rd House: There was undoubtedly an avoidance of responsibility concerning brothers and sisters. The natives mental attitude would have been wanting, since he would not have made effort for selfdevelopment and communicating with others. The current life, in all possibility, will be marked by consistent need on the part of these family members concerning the 3rd house. The native will accept the responsibility, whether he is able to execute or not. 4th House: The failure would have been related to mother, education, residence etc. The native would have neglected or abused human feelings. Regardless of the effort required, the individual should establish proper home facilities and create a constructive atmosphere at home and surroundings. 5th House: in this position, Saturn in retrogression will speak of ill-will with children and lack of purva-punya bhagya. The natives natural creative ability would have been impaired by negligence or other

factors. He would have been self-centred. There is a possibility for denial of children, with a rare chance of limited progeny and that too such a child can be differently abled. Such a native should cultivate the habit to be very good to young folks. 6th House: Presence of retrograde Saturn in the 6th will make the native to shirk responsibility and moreover he would have earned the displeasure of the public, due to his negligence. He would remain aloof, like a lonely goat. Selfless service to mankind, without expecting pat on the back for the job will done, would bring him a positive gain. Patience and understanding will be added advantage, along with wise use of good health. 7th House: Partnership in matrimony or in business would have gone hay wire by lack of faith in each other. Carnal and material desire left in doldrums can force a person to carry forward the retrogression of Saturn in the 7th in the following birth. To reverse these ill effects in the current life will definitely be an uphill task, but that is the only alternative available for the native to negotiate through. 8th House: A neglected pursuit of metaphysical teaching, higher truth learning, astrology and so forth, and also having gained these, misused the knowledge would have resulted in Saturn occupying the 8th house in retrogression affecting the nature of life. The native will have to make a true search for the truth, adhere metaphysical principles in daily walk of life, and be a friend in need. He should lend a helping hand in job sectors. All these will mitigate the current status of the planet Saturn. 9th House: The philosophy of life had been left in the lurch, while masquerading in the previous life with scant respect for dharma, leave alone karma. His dogmatic approach towards religion and philosophy could have taken the wrath and resulted in religious persecution mounting to violence and cruelty. Abuse of any knowledge is detrimental in the current life as well as the life to follow as per the oft quote Janmanthara krutham Papam Therefore the native will have to be on guard and seek true knowledge for imparting to others with utmost faith in the well being of the fellowmen. 10th House : Saturn in retrogression in the 10th house reveals the natives approach to the job content and execution, which would be far

from satisfaction, as per the standards of the day. A cold shoulder approach for job, employer and environment could de-stabilize the set up. Such a hand in an establishment is like a termite in a timber yard. The native will have to be extra cautious while executing any job. He has to take others into confidence; trouble many emanate from the trusted quarters in any walk of life, particularly in profession or job. 11th House : The house of gain is again an area, where conflict is easy to spring forth, even from most unexpected quarters. Negation of lawful gains will bring in wrath. Such natives may have to work overtime with no emoluments to compensate the shortfall. He may face humiliation at the hands of superiors. 12th House: Saturn in the 12th is not bad, especially for a person who live beyond 60. The final departure can be very comfortable and the retrogression adds to this quality. As the native would not have taken care of Karma aspect of life of others around, there is possibility of that being affected in the natives case. These are characters that opt out of the way to help on humanitarian grounds, even when others hesitate to go near the site. They even help scavenge dead carcass for the general welfare.

No need to dread Saturns transits always!


Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA) Article published in Starteller, November 2006 As the planet of responsibility, Saturn imposes its burdens on an individual, so that he understands the importance of his own needs. By meeting his tasks to the best of his abilities, an individual gives form to his own self worth. While Saturn has so often been thought of as the planet of restrictions, it is actually a planet of great freedom. THE tendency to give every Saturn transit a fateful interpretation is completely unfounded; as many Saturn transits are harmless and at times beneficial. The transits of Saturn over its own radical position, or in opposition or square to this position, usually correspond to developmental crises, signifying the end of one phase and the beginning of a new one, which in general takes a duration of roughly seven year periods, which however, do not necessarily have to be connected with Saturns transit over the Suns position or over planet clusters in one Sign as well. Saturn transits can only then be termed critical, when Saturn is moving very slowly or is stationary or posited in a constellation making a mutual exchange with other critical constellation. Given below are the effects of transits Saturn crossing the natal positions of a few planets, from reports sent to us for research: * Transit Saturn crossing radical Sun

- Latter part of childhood remaining unhappy. * Transit Saturn crossing radical Venus - Separation from loved ones. * Transit Saturn crossing radical Moon (sade-sati) -Death of grandparents, bleak home, poverty * Transit Saturn squaring radical Moon - unsuccessful attempts at getting ahead, uncertain circumstances, deceit and loss of money through partners in business, staying away from home. * Transit Saturn squaring radical Saturn - Futile efforts, many obstacles, lack of income. * Transit Saturn crossing radical Mars. - deterioration and subsequent destruction of domestic life, despondent and lonely member of household, taking over of great obligations. After surviving the hard times, creation of own respectable home. * Transit Saturn squaring radical Sun posited in the 10th house. - Unemployment, family worries and illness. * Transit Saturn conjuncting (in the same constellation) the radical position of Jupiter. - Serious conflicts at the work-front. In general, there are always echoes of the past events or situations, when Saturn moves out of a Sign. Reviewing past mistakes allows us to handle the future more effectively. Taken in the negative sense, Saturn transits may seem to bring setbacks, disappointments, trials etc. But, taken in the positive sense, Saturns transit induces slow re-assessment of the self and objectives. New responsibilities are also thrust upon people, which will bring both happiness and very hard labour. Saturn and the Now The sense of containment that Saturn affords is not a restriction at all, but it merely teaches an individual how to mould himself in the ways, which have the most meaning, Saturn is the teacher, who possesses the greatest secrets of the universe, if one has the willingness to learn. What one does each day is more important that what one dreams about doing in the future. The pure essence of Saturn speaks of the reality and the Now (today). The delays associated with Saturn slow down an individual, so that instead of racing through time meaninglessly, he can learn how to fill every moment with the form and substance that will create greater meaning in life. The slow plodding nature of Saturns purpose is always surefooted and steady. This planets energies help to effectively un-earth a person to his current reality. Saturn can be ones benefactor, or ones burden of woe, depending completely upon the ways in which a person builds his structure. While the realization of goals may be well in the future, it is what one does towards reaching them in The Now creates

reality. For many, Saturn is the taskmaster. But, he who lives in The Now is always the master of the task! During Sade-sati and Ashtama Sani also, there are instances of favourable results. For example, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi brought her party to power in 2004 general elections in India, while passing through Sade-sati. Agonizings do not go in vain; after much hiccups, you will be determined to march forward with a more purposeful tread, on a surer footing.

Planets and Political Power


Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA) Article published in Starteller, September 2006 Raja yoga, supported by other beneficial astrological factors, confers great political power (even amounting to despotism) on a native. Strength of the Yogakaraka and Saturn helps a lot in this respect. The native invariable loses power either by loss of life or being overthrown, during the period of maraka. ASTROLOGY suggests that a nation chooses the sort of government or leader it needs in consistent with its national Karma. History does reveal several obscure people suddenly finding themselves wielding power as dictators, presidents and rulers, and also losing power with astonishing abruptness. Political pandits have no rational explanation for such happenings while according to astrology, creative or destructive political careers depend upon certain Raja Yogas and Arishta Yogas. Periods of crisis coincide with certain directional influences.

Here, the native assumed political power as soon as Saturns Dasa commenced. As lord of the 4th, Saturn is in the 9th aspected by Sun, the lord of the 10th. Suns aspect on Saturn has contributed to the strength of Saturn as Yogakaraka. Saturn, the lord of the 4th has Parivartana with the Moon, the lord of the 9th. Consistent with the nature of the disposition of Saturn and the Sun, representing the people and aristocracy respectively the native had no soft corner for the rich and the privileged. As soon as he took over the control of his country, monarchy and corruptive political parties made their exit. Totalitarian techniques were of course employed. His loss of power was due to his own death in Saturn-Rahu period. Rahu as the sub-lord in a maraka place, killed him.

Is that of a person who, as a minister, wielded considerable influence on the rulers.Yogakaraka Mars and the Sun, who is neechabhanga aspecting the 10th, and the 10th from Chandra Lagna being occupied by two benefics, conferred Raja Yoga during the Dasa of Mars. The fagend of Rahu Bhukti in Rahu Dasa saw the native out of power. Mark the situation of Rahu in a maraka place aspected both by Mars and Saturn. Mars as Yogakaraka enabled Rahu to sustain the Raja Yoga for some time but Saturn as a maraka, dealt a death-blow to the native. He lost power and was condemned and shot as a war criminal.

Is that of a great leader, who fought for the independence of his country from foreign rule and who, thanks to the stationing of Mars in the 7th, became a dictator, grabbed the political power and was ultimately over-thrown. Again in this case, the native began to taste the fruits of power with the commencement of Saturns dasa. Lord of the Ascendant, Saturn aspected by yogakaraka Venus and Mercury, and occupying the constellation of the Yogakaraka Venus in conjunction with Jupiter (lord of the 2nd and the 11th), conferred Raja Yoga, which was effectively enjoyed till the end of Rahus sub-period, when he was deposed. No dictator in any country wielding absolute power, has ever cared for the common people his country. For a dictator, absolute power is the only criterion.

Are you Fortunate?


Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA) Article published in Starteller, September 2006 A well-formed Fate line, without breaks or cross, is much desired for a fortunate life. Similarly, the 9th house of fortune, the planet posited therein and the 9th lord keep a control over our fortune. Fate line and Fortune Without the Fate line in human hands, nobody can get easy success in any matter in life. While explaining about the Fate line, the palmists pointed out that the clear line should reach up to any mount i.e. Jupiter, Saturn, Sun or Mercury mount, without any break or cross etc. so that the person can get positive result in this respect. Palmists like Benham & Cheiro were of the view that breakage of Fate line which is

vertically drawn may not be able to give successful result, whereas it may delay or harass the native during the period, when this breakage or cross will be prominent. Most of the astrologers and palmists think that only one Fate line is sufficient to build a successful and smooth career, whereas maximum or many Fate lines create trouble or change the human fate off and on, by which the native may face multifarious difficulties during their youth. There will be no difficulty to get reputation or public honour, if the clear and straight Fate line proceeds towards the mount of Apollo or Sun. Financial stability will be sound as and when the Fate line will reach the mount of Jupiter. Luck may be favourable, for those with clear Fate line reaching the well-formed mount of Saturn. New Venture in business will be successful for those with the Fate line running upto the mount of Mercury. Also find out wherefrom the Fate line is rising i.e., from base of the mount of Luna or Moon. Native will get successful result by dint of his own caliber, if the Fate line comes from the base. Others will facilitate the native to build the career, if the Fate line rises from the mount of Luna and Moon. Ninth house and Fortune. In a Rasi chart, the Ninth house from the birth Sign or Lagna (Ascendant) is the indicator of fate. The native will be lucky, if the Bhagyabhava-karaka (Jupiter or Venus) is well posited in the 9th house. If the lord of the 9th house is located in Trine (5, 9) or in Quadrant (1, 4, 7 or 10) with sufficient strength, then there will be no doubt about his luck. A school of astrologers pointed out that Venus or Jupiters location in the 5th house indicates bright future. For example, a native born in Scorpio Lagna may be lucky, if the lord of the 9th, Moon, is posited in Pisces (fifth house) and the lord of the fifth (Jupiter) is placed in exaltation in the 9th house in Cancer. This is called Parivartana yoga or exchange of houses between two planets. In some notable scripts, it is said to be Jeeva yoga. Rabindra Nath Tagore, an eminent poet from Bengal, had Jeeva yoga or Parivartana yoga in his natal chart. He was born in Pisces Sign and ascendant, along with Moon in the lagna and Jupiter in exaltation in Cancer in the fifth house. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature. If the 9th lord is posited in a dusthana (6, 8 or 12), then the fruitful results will be blocked. Another ground may be noted for bad luck or ill fate, if Kalasarpa yoga is found in the Rasi chart of the native. Kalasarpa yoga is nothing but blockage of the effects of other major seven planets is one side of Rahu and Ketu in the Zodiac. Devaguru Brihaspati or Jupiter is the chief governor of luck. Bhagya karta or lord of fate is Venus. For Aries Lagna and Cancer lagna, good placement of Jupiter (the 9th lord) will ensure good luck in life. Sometimes due to the aspect of benefic planets in the house 9 or 3, malefic effects of unfavorable planets will be diminished instantaneously. The major, sub or sub-sub periods of the 9th lord also brings luck. Favourable transits of the 9th lord also add to the prospects. Effects of various planets occupying the 9th house: Sun Public honour, inheritance of paternal property Venus Luck through women, comforts. Moon Favoured by women folk, interest in luxury items. Mercury Success in business Mars Martial capacity

Rahu Help from foreign lands Saturn (weak) Obstacles.

Even malefics can do good.


Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA) Article published in Starteller, August 2006 All the vedic sages have unanimously declared that the houses 6, 8 and 12 counted from lagna or from any Bhava are detrimental to lagna or that Bhava. So 6, 8 or 12 are said to be unlucky houses and indeed evil. Not only the lords of the houses become adverse, but also the planets posited in these houses are still worse. Occupants are deemed to be stronger than the owners. Therefore, the planets occupying 6, 8 and 12 must be worse than the lords of the houses. When the lords of the houses and also the planets deposited in those houses are considered to be undesirable, then normally one will expect that the lords of these houses and the planets occupying the above said houses must be causing untold miseries. But, actually, in practice, it was found that under certain circumstances these planets owning these evil houses and also occupying such houses cause very favourable results, which are unexpected and it is a Vipareeta to normal expectation. Actually, when we enjoy Raja Yoga, it is Vipareeta; and so it is termed as Vipareeta Raja Yoga. 6th house indicates disease, debt, difficulty and dispute; 8th houses denotes distress, difficulty, danger, drowning etc., and 12th house shows loss, swindling, secret inimical activity, depression etc. Therefore nobody would like to have any of the matters signified by these three houses. Kalidas has mentioned in his book Uttara Kalamrita (Kanda 4 sloka 22) the disposition of planets which cause Vipareeta Raja Yoga, if the lords of the houses 6, 8 and 12 occupy either jointly or individual the houses 6, 8 and 12 or if they are in any manner connected with the houses 6 or 8 or 12 if they mutually interchange their places, provided these planets do not have any connection with other planets not owning 6 or 8 or 12, then the person will be a king and he will command much wealth. He will establish a good name and enjoy his life. Loss to the opponent One may ask How can the lords of houses 6 and 8 in mutual exchange cause Vipareeta Raja Yoga? If lagna represents the person, then the 7th house stands for the opponent. The 6th house is 12th to the 7th, i.e. Vraya house, and the 8th house will be the second to the 7th. It is a well known fact that an interchange between the lords of the houses 2nd and 12 bring loss of wealth, loss of member in the family, loss of eye sight and defective speech etc. Therefore, when the opponent loses, the native gains. That is why the interchange between the lords of 6 and 8 bring about beneficial results to the native, such as success in competitions and litigation winning in elections etc. Case Study In my friends horoscope, the lords of houses 6 and 8 were in mutual exchange and he had been running the conjoined period of these two planets. My friend did not

work hard for a victory in the election. But he had an opponent, who spent most extravagantly. His friends were much benefited monetarily, But they were not true to him. Actually they voted for my friend accepting money from his opponents and my friend had a thumping win. Thus if the lords of 6 and 8 are mutually exchanged, due to the secret inimical activity, the opponent will lose and the native will gain. Vipareet Raja Yoga is caused by any one of the following planetary dispositions: Lord of the 8th occupying the 12th or 6th Lord of the 6th being placed in the 8th or 12th. Lord of the 12th being posited in the 8th or 6th. Lord of 6, 8 and 12 being associated in any way, by mutual exchange of places, mutual aspect or conjunction and these lords are at the same time free from such relation with other planets. Mutual exchange of natural benefics owning the houses 6 and 8 brings about a transaction wherein the native is benefited; whereas he, with whom he transacted, does not gain equally. Vipareeta Raja Yoga is really enjoyed, only when the lords of 6 and 8 happen to be malefics by nature. Mutual Exchanges This rule will not apply to Capricorn lagna borns, as the lord of the 6th is Mercury and the lord of the 8th is Sun. Mercury and Sun can never occupy Gemini and Leo, causing mutual exchange, i.e. Parivartana Yoga. Mutual exchange between the starlords of the 6th lord and the 8th lord also cause Parivartana yoga. Even in such Yogas, natural benefics 1 mutually exchanged between the houses 6 and 8 are not as harmful to the opponent as natural malefics 2 owning the houses 6 and 8 interchange. No doubt benefics in 6,7 and 8 cause Lagnadhiyoga to the native and mutual exchange of natural benefics owning houses 6 and 8 brings about a transaction where in the native is benefited; whereas he, with whom he transacted, does not gain equally. Period of the lords of 6 and 8: Supposing a person purchases a property during Jupiter Dasa, Venus Bhukti, (lords 6 and 8 for Vrishaba Lagnas); then this person purchases it at a cost lower than the market rate; whereas the seller loses to some extent. Anyhow he is capable of disposing even an unsalable property during that period. Also it may be noticed in a few business mens charts that the husband transfers certain share and also gives gift to his wife, when the wife runs a period (dasa and bhukti) conjointly ruled by the lords of 6 and 8. It is also likely that those who run the joint period of the lords of 6 and 8, borrow money without any proper record and the person who lent the money suddenly passes away thereby the native who runs the period of lord 6 and 8 is not honest temporarily and he appropriates the amount. Exchange of Natural Benefics The mutual exchange between the lord of 12 with either the lord of 8 or 6 will be advantageous to the native, only when they happen to be natural benefics. Mutual exchange between natural benefics cannot do harm to the opponent and also much

good to the native. Because, if the 6th lord is a benefics and if it occupies the second house or if the 2nd lord occupies the 6th house, the natives financial position will improve by borrowing or service. Therefore, benefics owning the houses 8 and 12 indicate that they own the houses 2 and 6 to the opponent. Therefore, benefics cannot bring either loss or throw any obstacles to the opponent. Hence the native cannot gain much. This Vipareeta Raja Yoga is really enjoyed, only when the lords of 6 and 8 happen to be malefics by nature. Indeed the period may cause an injury to the person and he may suffer from disease, yet monetarily it will do good to him. Or in any competitive examination or election, he will come out successful. This is purely applicable to those who are born in Mithuna Lagna, Kanya Lagna, Mesha Lagna and Vrischika Lagna. Mutual exchange between the lords of 6 and 12 will be advantageous to younger brother, mother and father. Interchange between the lords of 8 and 12 will be advantageous to mother, wife and elder brother. Interchange between lords of 6 and 8 will be advantageous to children. Notes: 1. Natural Benefics: Jupiter, Venus, Waxing Moon, Unafflicted Mercury. 2. Natural Malefics : Saturn, Mars, Sun, Waning Moon, Afflicted Mercury Rahu, Ketu.

Which planets favour your travel abroad?


Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA) Article published in Starteller, July 2006

Overseas journey is indicated by the sub-lord of the 12th cusp. The 12th cusp has to be related to the 3rd and the 9th cusps; also the 12th house itself should have good positional strength. Today, every individual looks forward to a foreign assignment. As per the Parasara system, the houses 3, 9 and 12 signify travel. My research has shown that the 8th house also plays a very important role in deciding travel abroad. The 8th house, is the 11th from the 10th. If we go into the scriptures of the past, associations of the 8th house and travel abroad are always signified as Kala Pani, Desh Nikala or to be deported across the ocean. i.e. at that time, it meant that being displaced from the place where you are born and wandering in foreign lands was not a very happy situation, which was related to the value systems. The 8th house and its association with other houses like the 4th (for leaving family behind) and the 7th (for being separated from wife) need to be analysed. For deciphering the Astro indicators for foreign assignment, let us study a horoscope as per the K.P.System. According to the KP system, overseas journey is indicated by the sub-lord of the

12th cusp. The 12th cusp has to be related to the 3rd and the 9th cusps; also the 12th house itself should have good positional strength.

In the above chart, the sub-lord of the 12th cusp is Jupiter. He is the lord of the 3rd and the 6th, posited in its own constellation. Therefore, the sub-lord of the 12th cusp is a significator of the 3rd, 6th and the 1st houses. Jupiter aspects the 9th aspect. The native, therefore, is fortunate and will go abroad. Purpose of travel The purpose for which he will go abroad has to be ascertained from the lord of the 6th house (i.e. 9th from the 10th house and the 11th from the 8th house). Here, this

again is Jupiter and is posited in its own star. This shows that the native will go abroad on an assignment. The native left abroad for a job, offered by a foreign firm. 3, 9 and 12 bhavas Sun is in its own star, in the 3rd bhava. No planet is in the constellation of Jupiter (3rd and 6th lord), Mercury and Mars. Ketu alone is in the Sign of Mars. No planet is in the 9th bhava. Jupiter aspects the 9th. 12th bhava is occupied by Moon. Rahu is in the star of Moon lord of the 12th cusp is Mercury. No planet is in the star of Mercury. Sun, Jupiter, Mercury, Mars, Rahu and Moon have helped the native on his foreign journey. The native left for abroad on 15 January 1976. At that time, he was running Jupiter dasa, Rahu Antara, Rahu Pratyantara and Jupiter Sookshma. Both Jupiter and Rahu associated with 3, 9 and 12. Transits on 15 January 1976, the day of journey. Dasa lord Jupiter was transiting in pisces, with fortunate trine aspect to its natal position. He is in the star of Mercury and the sub of Mars. Antar (Bukthi) lord Rahu was in Libra conjoining with the natal Jupiter, and posited in the star of Jupiter, in mercury sub. The day was ruled by Jupiter. Moon was transiting in Arudra, Rahus star on that day.

Who will take up the Profession of Jouirnalism


Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA)

Article published in Starteller, June 2006 Strong dispositions of the 3rd house, its lord, its dispositor and their associations withMercury (intellect) and Jupiter (optimism) make one inclined towards Journalism. Journalism is akin to educational activities. The role of a journalist is to collect data, analyze it and then put it in the right perspective for the readers. Literary inclination and communication skills are of utmost importance. This, is astrology, is governed by the planet Mercury, the third lord in the natural Zodiac chart and also by Jupiter signifying enthusiasm. Relationship and strength of these planets become therefore important, when we have to judge a native of his entering into this field as his profession. The 3rd house signifies books, publications, information, communication skills etc and Mercury is the 3rd lord (lord of Gemini) of the natural zodiac. Mercury signifies

intellect. Any association (conjunction or aspect) between Mercury, 3rd house and Gemini makes a native inclined towards reading, writing and corresponding with others. In the earlier days, journalism (literary skills) was mainly confined to guide the society in the right path (moralistic). But now, the field of journalism has grown vast and it includes social, political and business areas. The specific area of pursuance of journalism depends upon the association of the 3rd lord.

Intelligence, communication skills and memory power play vital roles in the profession of journalism. Let us analyse the horoscope of a journalist.

Mercury signifying literary skills and communicative abilities happens to be her 10th lord and is powerfully placed in the ascendant, forming Dharma Karmadhipathi yoga with the 9th lord Sun. The dispositor of Mercury is Jupiter, posited along with the dispositor (Moon) of the 3rd lord Saturn. Jupiter, the dispositor of Mercury, aspects the 3rd lord Saturn. Her columns in the Newspapers speak of here journalistic abilities.

Current Political Trends


Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA) Published in Starteller, May 2006 Five states are going to polls (Assembly) in India soon. Here is an attempt to assess the political trends using the birth details of various political heads and parties (procured from journals and friends). Keeping in mind the fact that the parties will fare differently in different states, only the major trend is predicted. Congress I Formation Details: 2 Jan. 1978; Delhi. Ascendant in Pisces with Ketu, Moon and Rahu in the 7th in Virgo, Jupiter in Gemini, Sun and Venus in Sagittarius.

As per Bhrigu Nadi technique, the rotated Jupiter will be in Leo (from 24th to 36th year). Its dispositor Sun is placed 5th from it natally in Sagittarius, along with Venus. Despite changes and turmoil, the party will be in control at the Centre. B.J.P. Formation Details: 6 April 1980; 11:45 hrs; Delhi Ascendant in Gemini; Moon in Scorpio. Mars, Rahu, Jupiter and Saturn in Leo; Venus in Taurus. The current period is Venus Saturn. Venus is the 12th and the 5th lord occupying its own Sign and exalted in Navamsa. Saturn is the 8th and the 9th lord posited in the 3rd house in Leo, Major changes in the party setup are in the offing. Oncoming Saturn and Ketu conjunction in Leo, in the natal 3rd house positing four planets, also indicates the same. There will be only status quo till 2008. Minor improvements are indicated in the assembly elections. Jayalalithaa DOB: 24 Feb. 1948; 14:43 hrs; Chennai Ascendant in Gemini; Saturn in Cancer; Moon and Mars in Leo; Ketu in Libra; Jupiter in Sagittarius; Sun and Mercury in Aquarius; Venus is Pisces; Rahu in Aries. The current period is Rahu-Venus, Venus as the 5th and the 12th lord is posited in the 10th house in exaltation, creating mahapurusha yoga. Dasa lord Rahu posited in the 11th is capable of doing good. Transit Saturn is currently crossing the natal Saturn. Success is indicated, after tension and changes.

Prospects for Deve Gowda


Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA) Published in Starteller, April 2006

Mercury is in the 3rd house from Moon, in the house of Mars with Venus and Sun ahead of it. Sun is hemmed in-between Mercury and Venus. This shows that he had not been adequately supported by the people in power, during various times of his life, more so in future. Till the end of 2006, the native will be able to maintain some position in the party or elsewhere, but he should be careful with respect to his health and family matters. H.D. Deve Gowda had been the Prime Minister of India between 1996 and 1997. A large number of diverse political outfits combined to make him the PM. He did not have adequate strength in Parliament; the prime objective at that time was to keep BJP out. He shares his Cancer ascendant with Bill Clinton, Saddam Hussain, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and V.P. Singh. This is the most conducive ascendant for

politicians, as these natives have a hard exterior, but are sympathetic, Caring and friendly. They possess a lot of self-confidence and display the initiative and power to outshine others. They have reliable friends as well as dangerous enemies. Shri. Deve Gowda has completed 72 years on 18 May 2005. Let us analyse his future prospects, as per the Bhrigu Nadi techniques. Methodology in Bhrigu Nadi System In Bhrigu Nadi system, the methodology to be followed in analyzing the events are (i) there is no concept of ascendant; (ii) the horoscope should be drawn with Aries as No. 1 i.e. the first Sign; (iii) Importance is given to the rotation of Jupiter; (iv) Jupiter stays in each Sign for a period of approximately 12 years. Example: Jupiter in a natives horoscope is in Aries. Therefore, for all practical purposes, we consider Jupiter to be in Aries for a period of 12 years and its conjunction/opposition etc. with other planets will determine the broad events in the first 12 years for the native. We only take the 7th aspect into consideration and no other aspect, which is again a deviation to be remembered. Great importance is given to (a) the Sign in which the planet is posited; (b) the conjunction of the planets (c) the planet which leads in the conjunction in terms of its degrees; (d) planets which are in the 12th house of a particular planet; (e) planets which are in the next house of the Sign in which a particular planet is placed; and (f) planets which are opposite to the concerned planet. The planet will imbibe the quality of the planets, of which it is a Dispositor. If Saturn is a dispositor of Jupiter and Mercury, it will change its character accordingly and give ascribed results. Therefore, for each 12 years, the ascendant would be the Sign where Jupiter is placed governing the events of those 12 years, and then for the next 12 years it will be rotated in the next house, which will govern the events for the next 12 years and conforms to the indications of the prime placement. What is in store for Deve Gowda? Jupiter, if rotated as per the Bhrigu Nadi System, was in Capricorn till the age of 72. Saturn, the Dispositor of Jupiter, is in its own house, natally. It shows, on an average, a strong position till he completed 72 years. Currently, Jupiter, in its 7th round (ages 72 to 84) is in Aquarius. The Dispositor Saturn now occupies the 12th from the rotating Jupiter, denoting destruction. Because it is posited in its own house, it will maintain its magnetism. In the natal chart, since Rahu is behind Moon in terms of degrees, he had been able to analyse the situations with serene mind. Mercury is in the 3rd house from Moon, in the house of Mars with Venus and Sun ahead of it. Sun is hemmed in-between Mercury and Venus, (Venus posited at 11 degrees is ahead of Sun at 4 degrees). This shows that he had not been adequately supported by the people in power, during various times of his life, more so in future. The 5th house from the 72nd year onwards (rotating Jupiter in Aquarius taken as the ascendant) is denoted by Gemini, whose lord is Mercury, occupying the house of Mars natally. The Dispositor Mars is posited with powerful planets like Jupiter and Ketu in Leo natally; so it shows success for the son to attain power. Mars and Jupiter

along with Ketu getting aspected by Moon and Rahu show mental tensions, travels and problems in the family. In the natal Rasi chart also, the 5th house is governed by Mars. Taking the present transits into consideration as per the Bhrigu Nadi System, it is seen that till the end of 2006 the native will be able to maintain some position in the party or elsewhere, but he should be careful with respect to his health and family matters. Issues regarding wealth or integrity need special attention from February 2007 onwards, more so from June 2007.

Predictive Techniques of Bhrigu Nadi

Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA) Published in Starteller, March 2006 A Planet changes its character, depending upon the Sign and the house it occupies, the lordship of that Sign and also the vibrations it receives from the other planets, posited in other Signs. Here, let us study the behaviour of Mars. IMPACT OF MARS AS PER BHRIGU NADI SYSTEM Significations of Mars Agriculture, accidents, brother, blood, carbuncle, commander-in-chief, cracks-inflesh, courage, debts, fire, goldsmith, haemorrhage, injuries, instant death, sensuality, lacks morale, lands, house, liberality, love, madness, passion, rage and strength. Lord Subramanya, vanity, wounds, bold speech, success in efforts, keen interest, bilious and windy complaints, mean life, criminal law, astrology, practice of mantras, atomic energy. Electrical, chemical and mechanical engineering, mining, military, electricity, petrol, ammunition, weapons, lime kilns, brick works, base metals, cruelty, hatred, odium, kitchen, gold, relatives, thieves, falsehood, butchery, red wine, enemy, quadruped, foreign travel, automobiles, machinery, youth, pungent taste, assembly-hall, flesh-eating, summer season, Lord Brahma, Sama Veda, iron, tending wild animals, independence, assertive nature, persistence, restlessness, coral, laboratories, skill in archery, southern direction, calumny, gossip, bakeries, drying of blood, head of a village, leanness. The various effects produced by Mars, posited in different houses are as followsMars in the ascendant Wound marks on the body or marks left behind by boils, itches and the like, stealing habit, medium size, cruel hearted, excess of anger, extraordinary valour, suffers from peculiar disease, association with low-class people. (a.) If exalted, or in its own house - Enjoys excellent health, well-built body, reputation, favours from highly - placed people, long life, financial prosperity, learned. (b.) If in enemy or malefic house - Poor longevity, few children, ugly-looking face. (c.) If conjunct or aspected by malefic (s) or occupying a malefic house - Eye disease.

Mars in the 2nd House Poor education. (a.) If Mars, as the lord of the 11th, is posited in the 6th, the 12th or the 2nd house. - Eye trouble. If aspected by a benefic Good eye sight will result. (b.) If exalted or in own house - Higher education, good eyesight. (c.) If in malefic house or aspected by a malefic - Eye-related ailments. Mars in the 3rd House Natives wife will be of questionable character. (a.) If aspected by a benefic - No blemish in wifes character, no younger brother, poor income. (b.) If conjunct Rahu or Ketu Intimacy with women of questionable character, bitterness with brothers, few brothers. (c.) If conjunct or aspected by malefics -Loss of brothers. (d.) If exalted or in own house, aspected by a benefic - Prosperity, longevity for brothers, valourous. (e.) If aspected by a malefic - Weak constitution. (f) If occupying a friendly house - Courageous. Mars in the 4th House Domestic adversities, death of father in the 8th years, ill health to mother. (a.) If conjunct benefics - The native may not own a house; he may have to live in anothers house; he may have to live in an old or indecent house; poor income; failure in agriculture. (b.) If conjunct benefic and exalted or in own house or in a friendly house Courageous, Property, long life for mother. (c.) If debilitated or conjunct malefic - Loss of mother, enmity with relatives, staying away from the native place, want of clothes and food. Mars in the 5th House Poor income, no children, ungentlemanly actions, official disfavours, suffering from wounds or cuts in the 6th year, very shrewd.

(a.) If exalted or in own house - Good number of children, authoritative position, trouble from enemies. (b.) Aspected or conjunct malefic - Loss of children, mental disorder and allied diseases. (c.) If Mars is the lord of the 8th from the ascendant and conjunct malefic - The native will become valourous, may be given away in adoption. Mars in the 6th House Reputation, capability to achieve success in undertakings, defeats enemies, marital happiness, acquisition of conveyance in the 27th years. (a.) In malefic house, in conjunction with a malefic or subject to malefic aspect - The above effects will be enjoyed in full measure. Rheumatic and shooting pains. (b.) If posited in Virgo Gemini Signs - Possibility of Leprosy. (c.) If aspected by a benefic - No such diseases as above. Mars in the 7th House - If Mars is in the 7th from the ascendant, in a malefic Sign/ or conjunct malefic (even if the 7th house happens to be Aries or Scorpio) - Loss of wife. (a.) If conjunct or aspected by a benefic - The above malefic effects will not occur. Foreign travel. (b.) If conjunct benefic and in exaltation, own house or friendly house with malefic aspect - Loss of wife or intimacy with a woman, other than his wife, sexual perversions. (c.) If conjunct with Saturn - Sexual perversion. (d.) If conjunct Ketu - Contacts with women. (e.) If there is also another malefic in conjunction -Loss of more than one wife (f.) In conjunct Ketu, receiving benefic aspect - Good character. (g.) If Mars is conjunct or aspected by its enemy - Loss of wife. (h.) If conjunct Rahu - Intimacy with the servant-maid or a widow.

Mars in the 8th House Eye diseases, longevity below 60, loss of father, urinary diseases, few children, (a.) If conjunct benefic -Good health, good longevity. (b.) If occupying a malefic house or conjunct or aspected by malefic - Rheumatic diseases, Tuberculosis. (c.) If strongly disposed - Full longevity. Mars in the 9th House If mars is strong - Prosperity, adultery. Mars in the 10th House When favourably disposed. - Long-lived brothers, good prosperity, interest in charity and hymns, devotional disposition. (a.) If conjunct malefic - Failure in understanding professional reverses, loss of reputation, capable of professional earnings from the 18th years, stealing habit, robust constitution. (b.) If conjunct with lords of the 9th or the 10th - Raja yoga will arise. (c.) If conjunct Jupiter - Gain of landed property Mars in the 11th House Besides enjoying financial prosperity, the native will become a man of manifold activities. (a) If conjunct with the lord of 11th - Head of township. (b) If conjunct benefic. - Prosperous brothers, very good Raja yoga is formed, prosperity. Mars in the 12th House Rheumatic problems, ungentlemanly actions, sinful deeds, inadequate income.

Predictive Techniques of Bhrigu Nadi


Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA) Published in Starteller, Feburary 2006 Predictive Techniques of Bhrigu Nadi Bhrigu Nadi is a classical technique if Bhrigu Maharishi. It is an important limb of Vedic astrology. It follows a different methodology, quite distinct from the Parasara system.

In Bhrigu Nadi system, the methodology to be followed in analyzing the events are (i)there is no concept of ascendant; (ii) the horoscope should be drawn with Aries as No. 1 i.e. the first Sign; (iii) importance is given to the rotation of Jupiter; (iv) Jupiter stays in each Sign for a period of approximately 12 years. Example: Jupiter in a natives horoscope is in Aries. Therefore, for all practical purposes, we consider Jupiter to be in Aries for a period of 12 years and its conjunction / opposition etc. with other planets will determine the broad events in the first 12 years for the native. We only take the 7th aspect into consideration and no other aspect, which is again a deviation to be remembered. Great important is given to (a) the Sign in which the planet is posited; (b) the conjunction of the planets (c) the planet which leads in the conjunction in terms of its degrees; (d) planets which are in the 12th house of a particular planet; (e) planets which are in the next house of the Sign in which a particular planet is placed; and (f) planets which are opposite to the concerned planet. The planet will imbibe the quality of the planets, of which it is a Dispositor of Jupiter and Mercury, it will change its character accordingly and give ascribed results. Therefore, for each 12 years, the ascendant would be the Sign where Jupiter is placed governing the event of those 12 years, and then for the next 12 years it will be rotated in the next house, which will govern the events for the next 12 years and conforms to the indications of the prime placement. Let us study here, the disposition of Mercury in detail. Signification of Mercury Mathematics, hand work, literature, astrology, education, maternal uncles, intelligence, intellect, happiness through children, absolute knowledge, business, deceiving others, proficiency in writing, mathematics, literature, handicrafts, weaving sexual enjoyments, travel over water, vegetables, digestive fire, parrots, coloured plays or shows betel leave, cages, grass, inciting quarrels, prosperity , ambassadorial functions, diplomacy.the various effect produced by Mercury, when posited in different houses in a horoscope are as follows: Mercury in the ascendant Learned proficiency in witchcraft and black magic, sweet talk and kind hearted, pilgrimage in the 27th year. (a.) If conjunct malefic or staying in malefic house-exceed of bile. If conjunct or aspected by benefic, but staying in a malefic house-good health. Lustrous body, knowledge of astrology, slight defect in any organ, bettering with good people, Quarrels and misunderstanding with the brothers in the 17th year, deceitful. (b.) If exalted or occupying own house - Happiness from brothers. (c.) If debilitated or conjunct, aspected by malefic - Will go to hell after death. (d.) If conjunct or aspect by Saturn - Trouble in left eye. In this yoga, if conjunct with the lord of the 6th or in debilitation-No such defect, wasteful expenses.

(e) If conjunct with benefit or occupying a favorable house. -Charities, proficiency in debating and in use of arms, well-built body. Mercury in the 2nd House Talkative, good number of children, interest in Sastras, contented, rich, praiseworthy habits, acquires good education by the 15th year. (a.) If conjunct with malefic or staying in malefic house or in debilitation - Poor education, Rheumatic and phlegmatic diseases (b.) If conjunct or aspected by Jupiter - Proficiency in Mathematics and Astrology, self-confident. Mercury in 3rd House Gain of Gold in the 15th year, praiseworthy habits, financial property. (a.) If disposition is strong - Brother will prosper; acquires conveyances. (b.) If disposition is weak - Suffering to brother, fear complex. Mercury in the 4th House Courageous, broad eyes, happiness from father and mother, knowledge acquires money through questionable means in the 16th year. (a.) If conjunct Venus or Jupiter - Courageous (b.) If disposition is strong - Acquire conveyances (c.) If conjunct Rahu, ketu or Saturn - Loss of conveyances bereft of happiness, bitterness with relatives, uttering lies. Mercury in the 5th House Fear of death of uncle, well-being of mother, birth of good children, suspicious nature, intelligence sweet tongue. (a.) If disposition is strong - Prosperous children (b.) If disposition is weak - Loss of children (c.) If Mercury is debilitated - The native will be adopting a child, proficiency in chanting mantras, uncharitable deeds, diplomatic. Mercury in the 6th House Respect and benefits from king, obstacles in natives education, showy and proud, influence in higher circles in the 30th year, literary abilities. (a.) If stationed in Aries or Scorpio - Leprosy of blue colour. (b.) If conjunct Rahu or Saturn - Rheumatic shooting pains, quarrels with distant relatives (c.) If disposition is strong - Prosperous nephews

(d.) If conjunct Ketu - Acquaintance or intimacy with a widow and monetary gains through her. Mercury in the 7th House Happiness and well-being of mother, charitable disposition, broadminded very good reputation. (a.) If conjunct benefics - Gain of conveyance and horse in the 24th year, good spouse. (b.) If disposition is strong - Only one spouse (c.) If disposition is weak or stationed in malefic house, or conjunct Mars, Saturn or Rahu - In the case of females, this will result in the loss of husband or the native herself suffering from Leprosy Mercury in 8th House Many children, public charity in the 25th year (a.) If disposition is strong - The native enjoy the full span of life. (b.) If conjunct with a malefic or debilitated or occupying the enemys house - Poor longevity. Mercury in the 9th House Many children highly learned in sastras and Veda, proficiency in music, good amount of patience, charitable, professional earning through business, hates the preceptor. Mercury in the 10th House Good deeds, highly courageous, reputed, highly prosperous, eye diseases in the 28th year (a.) If placed in exaltation, own house or conjunct Jupiter, - Religious, charitable or virtuous. (b.) If combust, retrograde or conjunct malefic - Opposes religious sacrifices Mercury in the 11th House Kind hearted, financial prosperity and birth of son in the 27th year (a.) If conjunct malefic - Loss of money through low-class people (b.) If exalted or occupying own house or conjunct benefic -Financial prosperity Mercury in the 12th House Knowledgeable, valorous in battle (a.) If conjunct malefic - Focussed mind, bitterness with highly-places persons, including the king. (b.) If conjunct benfic - charitable, meagre education, sickly mother.

Political future of Rahul Gandhi


Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA) Published in Starteller, January 2006 Evaluation through Bhrigu technique For Rahul Gandhi, the horoscope clearly indicates prestigious position, but only after hard work and skillful planning. The position of power and authority will arrive in the year 2008, but caution should be exercised in terms of avoiding accidents. The technique of prediction adopted here is that of the Bhrigu Nadi, where the importance is given to the Rotation of Jupiter and other aspects related to the star lord, sub-lord and their impact on the other planets. Further, in this predictive technique, the current transit, as well as the Progressed chart are intermingled, which form the basis of the prediction. Jupiter, as per Bhrigu system, is construed to be in a Sign for 12 years and that Sign is taken as the ascendant. The transitory position will be super-imposed. Significance of the Birth-star The Moon, in the case of Shri Rahul Gandhi, falls in the nakshtra of Jyeshta. Jyeshtameans the eldest. It also refers to an umbrella, which gives protection. The native possesses, a sense of arriving or becoming. The energies of those born in this nakshtra are channelized in such a way that their activities are perceived by others in the right perspective. They usually mature quickly, both physically and mentally. They have a streak of vindictive tendency. They are protective towards the weak, helpless and the under-privileged. Depression can set in, when the circumstances do not allow constant activity of some kind. Mercury is the planetary ruler of this nakshrta and hence all the energies are focused in the mind (intellect). Such people are born to take care of the masses.

Bhrigu technique of Rotated Jupiter Rahul Gandhi has completed his 35th year and entered the 36th. During the period of 36 to 48, the Rotated Jupiter will be in Capricorn. It received the aspects of the natal Venus from the second house. Rotated Jupiter occupying the house of Saturn becomes intrinsically weak to act and, therefore, it derives strength from the natal Venus, which is aspecting it. The aspect of Venus of Capricorn and the Rotated Jupiter will be the key factors during this 12 year period. It, therefore, shows that the noticed will be able to understand politics and do all that is required to be successful. The dispositor of the Rotated Jupiter is Saturn (the planet signifying democracy, politics etc), which is in the house of Mars natally, in debilitation , but

gets strength from Mercury next to it in Taurus. In the natal chart, Saturn derives major strength from Rahu, which is posited in the 11th (Aquarius) from it. Mercury in front of the natal Saturn, will make the native plan meticulously and Rahu in the 11th from the natal Saturn will give the required execution skills. So he will be able to, not only plan things meticulously, but also executed and think in a big way. Moon and Mercury As per the Bhirgu Nadi techniques, Moon is posited in the 11th from the Rotated Jupiter. Transit Jupiter is behind the natal Moon, in Libra. This shows help from this mother. Natal Moon also placed in the 7th from Mercury as per my research, Mercury becomes very strong as Moon always helps Mercury, though the vice-versa may not be true. Therefore, Mercury gets strength from Moon. Political Prospects The years 36 and 37, as per the Nadi system, would be the period where the native would plan his future course of action. He will also have problems in dealing with people around, but would be able to manage issues successfully. The year 37-38 would be the period, when he has to deal with negative forces and situations where he would, by his intellect and planning, be successful. In the years 38 and 39, the native will be able to achieve his objectives and would be at the peak of his career in the 40th year. He will be definitely saddled in an extremely comfortable position by the age of 39-40.

Venus, the Divine Minister for Marriage


Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA) Published in Starteller, November 2005 Venus facilitates the marital harmony. Venus associated with Saturn, Mars or Rahu brings forth unconventional marriage. Mars and Venus exchanging their relative positions in the horoscopes of the couple ensure long-lasting loving relationship. Venus occupies supreme position in predicting ones marital prospects, being the lord of the 2nd and the 7th houses of the Zodiac; thus it holds the portfolio of marriage. The degree of harmony in marriage can be gauged on the basis of its strength (exaltation/debilitation) coupled with the Digbala. Strength and disposition of Venus corresponds to the vitality of the native. It also determines the time of marriage. Astro-pointers for Unconventional (inter-caste) love marriage 1. Association between the houses 5 and 7, and their lords. 2. Weak 9th house and the 5th house associated with Moon, Mars, Venus or Rahu. 3. Venus associated with Saturn, Mars or Rahu, and also the 7th lord occupying the 5th. 4. Affliction to Jupiter, the 7th lord remaining stronger than the ascendant lord and the 9th house occupied by Saturn, Mars and Rahu indicate inter-caste marriage.

5. Association of the 7th lord with Mars, Rahu or Venus. 6. Malefics afflicting the houses 7th and 12 and also their lords. 7. 5th house associated with weak Moon. Effects of association of Venus with various planets

Case-study 1, Unconventional (inter-caste) Marriage

Astro-reasons 9th house aspected by Mars and the 8th lord Mercury. 9th lord Moon afflicted by the Nodes and aspected by the retrograde Saturn posited

in an inimical Sign Leo. 5th lord Jupiter posited in the star of Venus is conjunct with Venus. In Navamsa chart, the 9th lord is unfavouably posited in the 8th, rendering it weal. 5th lord Venus is debilitated, occupying the 9th house. 9th house is aspected by Mars, Saturn and Rahu. 5th house is occupied by the 7th lord Moon, afflicted by the Nodes. Case-study 2, Love Marriage

Astro-reasons Association between the lords of 5 and 7, 7th lord Mars is posited in the 5th, aspecting the 5th lord Mercury. 5th lord is aspected by Rahu. Vargottama lagna. In Navamsa, 7th lord Mars and the 5th lord Mercury are squaring each other. RESEARCHFINDINGS Successful Love Marriage 5th lord in Kendra / Trikona position to the 7th lord. Mars and Venus exchanging their relative positions in the horoscopes of the couple Venus of the male horoscope associated with Mars of the female horoscope Jupiter of the male horoscope occupying the Sign, where Venus of the female horoscope is placed. Unsuccessful Love Marriage

Venus of the male horoscope occupying the Sign, where Rahu, Sun or Saturn of the female horoscope is placed. Rahu of the male horoscope occupying the Sign, where Venus of the female horoscope is placed. Mars of the female horoscope occupying the Sign, where Rahu of the male horoscope is placed.

Who will pursue Medical Profession?


Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA) Published in Starteller, December 2005 According to Varahamihira, Sun has an acknowledged rulership over medical profession. Sun in conjunction or trine to Mars or the Nodes, aspected by Jupiter signifies a career related to medicine. Many youngsters aspire for the profession of the doctor of medicine. The ancient literature of astrology provides apt pointers for choosing medical profession. Make intelligent and informed decision, after analyzing the chart. In this write-up, notable astro-combinations indicating career as a doctor are provided. Reference from Jataka Tatwa Mercury in Sagittarius as the 10th house. 10th lord from lagna, Moon or Sun occupying Aries or Scorpio in the Navamsa chart. Karakamsa aspected by Mercury, Moon and Venus. 2nd lord occupying the 7th ---all these dispositions points to the profession as a doctor. According to Varahamihira, Sun has an acknowledged rulership over medical profession. Sun in conjunction or trine to Mars or the Nodes, aspected by Jupiter signifies a career related to medicine. Whatever be the Lagna, the following are some of the general indicators pointing to medical profession: Conjunction of Sun and Saturn in any house. Saturn aspecting Sun in any house. Sun occupying Capricorn or Aquarius. Sun and Saturn in mutual Kendras. Exaltation of Saturn and Sun.

Lords of 1 and 10 related to each other. Mars occupying an Upachaya house Saturn as the 10th lord in trine to sun Mars in trine to the Nodes. Venus in Capricorn or Aquarius aspected by Saturn. Moon and Mars being stronger than other planets. Malefics in the 10th aspected by benefics. Association of Sun with Mars; Sun occupying the star of Mars or vice versa. Parivartana between the lords of 9 and 12 Association between Sun, Mercury and Jupiter. Association between the lords of 8 and 12 10th lord associated with the 6th house or the 6th lord. Conjunction of various planets in any house; Sun, Moon and Mercury; Sun, Moon and Venus; Sun, Mercury and Jupiter; Moon, Jupiter and Venus; Moon, Mars, Mercury and Jupiter Some of the special astro-combinations indication medical profession for all the 12 lagans: Aries lagna: . Moon in lagna, Mars in 3, Sun in 4, Saturn in 6 aspected by Jupiter from Pisces. . Moon and Mars in 7, Jupiter (retro) in lagna. . Moon in debilitation, Sun with Mars and Rahu in its Moolatrikona rasi, while exalted Mercury is with debilitated Venus and Saturn. . Mars in 3, Sun in 4, Saturn in 6, Rahu in 1. . Mars in Leo with Sun and Rahu while Jupiter occupies Libra. . Sun with Mercury in 4, Moon in Libra and Jupiter (retro) in 9. . Mars with Moon in Aquarius, Sun with Mercury, Saturn and Rahu in Lagna; Venus in Taurus and retrograde Jupiter in Libra. . Sun, Mars and Rahu in 5, Mercury, Venus and Saturn in 6. . Sun, Mercury and Saturn in 7, Mars exalted in 10, Jupiter in 4. . Sun, Saturn and Jupiter in lagna Mars in 2. Taurus lagna: . . . . Sun, Venus, Mercury and Saturn in 10, Mars in 11; Jupiter and Rahu in 8. Sun, and Mercury in 1, Mars in 4, Jupiter and Ketu in 6. Sun in 1, Mars (retro) in 6, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury in 12. Sun in 3, Mercury in 4, Venus with Rahu in 5, Mars in 6, Saturn in 9, Jupiter in 10,

Moon with ketuin 11. Gemini lagna Mercury, Mars and Venus in 6, Sun with Ketu in 5. Jupiter in 6, Mars and Mercury in 8, Sun and Venus in 7, Rahu in 10. Saturn (R) and Rahu in 1, Mars in 6, Sun and Mercury in 7. Mercury in 1, Sun, Venus and Saturn in 2, Moon in 8, Mars and Rahu in 12. Sun, Venus in 1, Mars and Mercury in 2, Rahu in 4, Moon in 10, Jupiter and Saturn in 11. Moon in 1, Rahu in 4, Mars in 7, Sun, Mercury and Venus in 9, Saturn, Jupiter in 10. Jupiter in 6, Saturn in 7, Sun and Mercury in 8, Venus in 9, Moon and Ketu in 10, Mars in 12. Cancer in lagna: Sun and Venus in 2, Mars in Mercury in 3, Saturn in 5, Moon in 10, Rahu in 12. Mars and Saturn in 1, Jupiter and Moon in 6, Sun, Mercury and Rahu in 10. Mars related to the 10 house, occupying Suns constellation, Sun in 7 in Mars constellation, Venus in 9 and Jupiter in 3: Mercury, Mars and Sun in 6, Jupiter in 9. Sun in 3, Mercury, Venus and Rahu in 4, Mars in 5. Mars in 1, Moon and Ketu in 8, Sun, Mercury and Jupiter in 12. Jupiter and Saturn in 2, Sun in 3, Mercury, Venus and Rahu in 4, Mars in 5. Mars in 1, Mercury, Venus and Saturn in 11, Sun with Jupiter in 12 (surgery). Jupiter with Rahu in 4, Saturn in 5, Mars in Mercury in 8, Sun and Venus in 7, Moon in 9. Rahu in 2, Venus in 7, Ketu and Mercury in 8, Sun in 9 Moon in 10, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter in 11. Jupiter (R) in 2, Saturn with Rahu in 5, Mars in 6, Moon in 7, Sun with Mercury in 8, Venus in 10. Leo Lagna: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars and Rahu in 2, Sun in 4, and Moon in 11. Sun, Rahu and Venus in 1, Mars with Mercury in 2, Saturn in 10, Jupiter in 11. Sun and Mercury in 4, Venus in 5, Jupiter in 10, Saturn and Mars in 3. Virgo lagna: Mercury in 4 in Moola star, Mars in 3, Moon in 12. Sun in 10 in Mars Star, Moon in 8 in Aswini, Mars and Jupiter in 11 in Aslesha, Mercury and sun in 2 in Chitra; Sun and Mercury in 2, Moon in 8 with Saturn, Jupiter in 2, Rahu in 6. Sun and Mars in 8. Sun and Mercury in 4, Mars and Venus in 5, Jupiter in 10, Saturn in 12. Mercury in 10, sun in 11, Mars in 12, Saturn with Moon in 4. Saturn in 1, Sun in 2, Mercury and Venus in 3, Mars in 4, Rahu in 5, Moon in 6, Jupiter (R) in 8.

Ketu in 5, Mars in 7, Sun, Mercury and Saturn in 9, Jupiter, Venus and Rahu in 11, Moon in 12. Libra lagna: Mercury in 2, Moon in 5, Mars in 4 in Sun Constellation, Sun and Venus in lagna. Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Saturn in 10, Jupiter in 4. Mars in 10, Sun in 11, Venus with Mercury in 12, Moon with Ketu in 9. Sun and Mercury in 1, Jupiter and Mars in 3, Saturn (R) in 6, Moon in 10. Saturn in 4, Moon and Rahu in 5, Mars in 8, Sun in 10, Jupiter, Mercury and Ketu in 11 (skin specialist). Sun and Mercury in 1, Mars and Jupiter in 3, Saturn in 6, Moon in 10, Venus in 12, (E.N.T. specialist) Saturn in lagna, Sun, Mercury and Rahu in 5, Venus and Mars in 6, Jupiter in 7, Moon and Ketu in 1. Moon with Saturn in 5, Jupiter in 9, Rahu, Mars and Sun in 10, Mercury in 11, Venus in 12. Saturn in 1, Rahu in 3, Mercury with Venus in 4, Sun in 5, Mars in 7, Jupiter with ketu in 9, Moon in 10. Scorpio lagna: Mars in 4, Sun in 5, Mercury in 6, Saturn and Venus in 7, Jupiter in 8. Moon with Rahu in 10. Jupiter with Ketu in lagna, Saturn with Mars in 9, Sun with Moon in 11, Venus with Mercury in 12. Mars in lagna, Moon in 7 (exalted, Moon, causing Mangala Yoga). Sun, Mars, Mercury and Rahu in 2, Jupiter in 6, Saturn in 9, Moon in 10, Venus in 11. Sun, Mercury in Vargottama in 12 with ketu. Sun Mars, Mercury and Rahu in 2, Jupiter in 6, Saturn in 9, Moon in 10, Venus in 11. Venus in 1, Jupiter in 3, Saturn in 5, Ketu in 6, Moon in 10, Mars in 11, Sun, Mercury and Rahu in 12. Sagittarius lagna: Jupiter in 10, Sun in 1 in the Constellation Moola, Venus and Mars. Moon in 4, Mars in 5 in the star Aswini, Sun in 6, Venus in 4. Sun in lagna in the star Moola, Jupiter in 10, Venus and Mars in 12. Mars in the star Uttarashada in 2, Moon exalted in 6, sun, Venus and Mercury in 10, Saturn in 4. Sun and Mercury in 4, Saturn, Jupiter and Rahu in 10, Mars in 12. Mercury in 3, Mars in 9. Mars with Venus in 4, Sun, Mercury and Ketu in 2; Rahu, Saturn and Moon in 8. . Jupiter and lagna, Sun, Mercury and Ketu in 2, Mars and Venus in 4, Saturn, Moon and Rahu in 8 (physician, principal of medical college). Sun and Mercury lagna, Rahu in 2, Moon and Ketu in 8, Jupiter in 10, Mars, Venus and Saturn in 12. Moon, Jupiter Saturn in 5, Sun and Venus in 7, Mercury and Mars in 8, Rahu in 10. Capricorn lagna:

Sun in 9, Moon with Mars in 11, Saturn (R) in 2, Jupiter with Mercury in 10 (Orthopedic surgeon). Mars in 2, Sun, Mercury (R), and Rahu in 4, Venus (R) in 5, Moon in 7, Jupiter in 8, Saturn (R), Ketu in 10. Saturn (R) in 2, Rahu in 3, Moon in 4, Mercury with Venus in 6, Sun in 7, Jupiter in 10, Mars in 11. Rahu in 2, Sun in 4, Mercury in 5, Jupiter, Mars and Venus in 6, Saturn (R) in 10, Moon in 12. Moon in 1, Saturn in 3, Jupiter, Saturn and Venus in 4, Moon, Ketu in 8, Saturn in 9, Mars in 10. Aquarius lagna Jupiter in lagna, Mars and Venus in 10, (Surgeon). Rahu in 3, Saturn (R) in 6, Jupiter, Sun and Mercury in 10, Moon and Mars in 7. Jupiter with Venus in 1, Mars in 10 in Vargottama. Mars in 4, Mercury in 6, Sun, Moon, Venus and Rahu in 7,Jupiter with Saturn (R) in 11 (Gynecologist). Mars in 2, Sun, Moon, Mercury and Saturn in 4, Jupiter, Venus and Rahu in 6, Ketu in 12 (Heart specialist). Rahu in 4, Mars in 5, Mercury, Venus and Saturn in 6, Sun in 7, Moon in 8, Jupiter in 9, Ketu in 10 (Physician) Saturn with Jupiter and Ketu in 4, Sun and Mercury in 5, Venus in 6, Mars in Moon 11. Mars in 1, Moon in 5, Sun in 6, Venus in 7, Mercury in 8, Sun with Saturn in 9, Jupiter in 10. Sun and Venus in 2, Mercury and Ketu in 3, Mars in 4, Moon in 7, Jupiter (R) in 8. Pisces lagna: Rahu in 3, Mercury with Saturn in 5, Sun in 6, Mars with Venus in 7, Jupiter in 8. Jupiter with Saturn in 6, Sun, Mercury and Rahu in 8, Mars in 10. Sun, Mercury and Jupiter in 1, Saturn with Ketu in 9, Mars with 12. Case-Study: Successful Medical Profession

Many general astro-pointers for the medical profession are found in the above case-Study. Association (conjunction of Sun with Mars in Virgo). Both Sun and Mars are placed in star of Hasta. Parivartana of the 9th and the 12th lord is a general indicator. Mercury is both the

9th and the 12th lord, remaining in exaltation. Conjunction of Sun, Mercury and Jupiter in the 12th house. Lord of 1 and 10 (Venus and Moon) in mutual Kendras. Association between the 10th lord Moon and the 6th lord Jupiter (Jupiter aspecting Moon).

Amitabh Bachan Prediction based on Name and Nakshatra


Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA) Shri Amitabh Bhachan was born in Allahabad on 11.10.1942 at 16:00:00 hrs. Astrology is a complex science where we all know that Moon affects the tide of the oceans, the birds migrate during various seasons, and Sun has an impact on the energy and the flow of river Nile. This has been observed by Scientists since centuries and the complex Solar system has an impact on the functioning of the earth. We, as human beings are also a part of this system and thus the vibrations generated by various activities in the solar system though impact us. The deep essentials of astrology and what I term as non-essentials have to be differentiated. In the analysis of Shri Amitabh Bhachan, I believe that the importance should be given to the intrinsic nature with which a person is born and this shapes his actions and thus destiny. Here, I am analyzing the impact of the word `Amitabh and the constellation or nakshatra in which he was borne. This gives a broad and a fairly accurate analysis of the inherent traits of the person which is the core. Numerological Meaning of `Amitabh [Gender: M=Male, FLN (First Letter Number) : 1, EN (Expression Number): 9, SN (Soul Urge Number) : 11/2, PN (Persona Number): 7, RN (Recurring Numbers) : 1,2 ] Inspiration and intuition figure very prominently in Amitabhs thinking processes, decisions and actions. Friendly, frank, unorthodox, empathetic, charismatic, inspiring, kind, courageous and generous, he finds it difficult to limit himself to a restricted group whether in personal, social or professional life. A philosopher, he is greatly interested in understanding others behavior and reasons for unique ways of thinking. As most of the numeric values associated with his name are odd, it is likely that Amitabh will be driven more by the dynamic master number 11 in his soul urge rather than the quieter and passive 2. The number 11 enhances his ability to excel in creative or artistic endeavors. It increases a desire for community service and Amitabh will gain more serenity of mind and a deep satisfaction when he performs selfless service for the greater good. Gifted with the ability to communicate and project thoughts in a creative fashion, he can be instrumental in helping people bring positive change into their lives. If he decides to work on this talent for a profession, he could prove to be a dynamic teacher or counselor. When he is more artistic, his work can touch others lives in inspiring ways. If in business, Amitabh can be quite the confident and aggressive go-getter, and its quite possible that his work will make him travel extensively. The first letter number 1 brings self-control and the expression number 9 can make him quite impulsive. He may therefore easily sway between the extremes of immediately acting on his instincts and in the other

extreme exercising self-control in order to think things carefully and thoroughly before taking any action. Amitabhs partner should understand his need to reach out to more people and should be able to keep up with his ever-expanding social network. The number 1 and 2 recur twice each in Amitabhs name heightening his imagination and thus creativity and intuition. All his numbers considered together indicate an outstanding diplomat. Considering the date, month and year are accurate; his Moon is at 10.19 and thus ruled by Swati Nakshtra, which ruled by Rahu. Ancient Vedic seers associated a lot of importance to this bright star and saw it as the abode of Saraswati, the goddess of learning. Its Symbol is a `young plant shoot blown by the wind Its main presiding Deity, is Vayu, the god of wind. He is one of the five main gods residing in Swarga (heavenly astral plane), who are responsible for taking care of the five main elements of nature earth, wind, fire, water and ether. Balance is the keyword for native born under the strong influence of this nakshatra. Balance is a double-edged sword and many Swati types are seen to avoid taking any stance on any matter due to their extreme need to maintain harmony. Mode of Functioning of the native of Swati is more of a wait and watch rather than a run and get it types of nakshatra. In Gender, it is a Female nakshatra. Swati represents the female aspect of its planetary ruler, Rahu. The second Pada or Quarter of this asterism 10o00 13o20 Libra falls in Capricorn Navamsa and is ruled by Saturn. This pada embodies the material aspect of Swatis functioning. It is the most rooted among the four padas and thus to an extent lacks Swatis inherent fragility. The concerns here are stability and material growth. It can be deemed as selfish when it comes to personal comforts and other forms of materiality. Planets here give a sound business sense. This nakshatra reflects High Cliffs; Places where winds blow strongly; Agricultural land; Coral reefs; Marketplace; Business Centres; Banks; Financial Institutions; Sport Complexes; Airports (both civil and military) etc. The Orientation & Disposition of this nakshatra shows that it is a level nakshatra. Falling in the heart of Libra, it has a balancing quality. It thus relays the diplomatic, pleasing side of Rahu. It can always compromise to achieve its eventual ends. It can be seen as a combined Venus and Rahu energy and relays the Venusian side of Rahus functioning. This makes it good in most Venusian related pursuits like music. Inauspicious Activities under this nakshatra : Not good for travel; Fierce or warlike activities; any type of aggressive behaviour is not likely to pay off in this nakshatra. Under the Planetary Ruler: The primarily materialistic energy of Rahu and Venus combined gives Swati natives success in Venusian business pursuits. In its negative aspect, natives under the heavy influence of this nakshatra can become a slave to their desires and are guided by greed and deceit to gain their ends. Rahu has a diplomatic nature, which is very similar to that of Venus. Rahu, like Venus, is by nature a social planet and enjoys company. Rahu is supposed to give an artistic temperament in much the same way as Venus, but as always with Rahu, there is a touch of unorthodoxy involved. Remedial: Repetition of the root mantras of this nakshatra Om Lam, Om Ksham, Om Am and Om Aam 108 times when Moon transits this nakshatra and in its corresponding lunar month is sure to reduce suffering and bring enlightenment into a persons life. There are Examples like Amitabh Bachan, many commercial king pins, Nelson Rockefeller has his Moon placed in Swati and Mark Twain, the famous author and social commentator, was born with his Ascendant, Mercury and Saturn in Swati.