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Sage Sukracharya's

Secrets of Kerala Astrology

Introduction Sukra Kerala Rahasya by Sukracharya contains 423 slokas. Without disturbing, as far as possible, the chapters and the order of slokas have been re-arranged subject-wise, to make this publication useful as a source of reference and to enable the reader to quickly spot out what he wants. The original book has no introduction whatsoever, except that, at the end of each sloka, the author says Iti Kerala Nischayaha meaning this is the decision of Kerala Astrologers. This denotes that the author is giving out certain decisions agreed to by the Kerala astrologers. Perhaps, the title given to the book Kerala Rahasya is suggestive of the fact that the author has chosen to reveal certain secrets of Kerala astrology which are not available in other systems.

2 Almost all the slokas are on the lines of Yogas, very much on the lines of those found in the great book Sarwartha Chintamani of ri Venkatesa Daivagnya, though in substance these two books deal on separate points in the same subject. There are a number of good points in the book which are not found in others and some of them are indeed valuable Yogas on various important aspects of human life, which will assist students as well as professionals in delineating predictions correctly. No sloka has been omitted barring a few which seemed repetitive. There are a few slokas in this book which may not be understood easily. The author himself has not understood some. A literal translation of these, however, appears in the appropriate places and it is hoped that there may be personalities with higher knowledge who may know their real usage or import. Foreign readers and astrologers following Western System of Astrology may kindly note that all the Yogas (planetary mappings) given in this book are to be applied to the horoscopes cast in the Hindu fashion. How to convert a Western horoscope to a Hindu horoscope has been explained briefly on page 14 of Ashta Varga Phala & Ashta Varga Dasa by the author. Om Sadguru Parmathmane Namaha Om Namo Bhagavathe Sivanandaya sd/- NN Krishna Rau December 31st, 1958

Chapter I Ascendant

Kingly Life

The trines are the abode of Goddess Lakshmi denoting wealth whilst the quadrants are the above of Lord Vishnu denoting material material prosperity. Therefore, the connection between the lords of trines and quadrants will result in the native enjoying kingly life.

Cancellation of debilitation effects

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• If in the sign in which a debilitated planet is standing, an exalted planet is also standing in conjunction, Maharshi Vasishta and Maharshi Parashara are of the view that the malefic nature of the debilitated planet will vanish.

Note : Assuming Venus and Mercury are conjunct in Pisces, the debilitation effects of Mercury here may safely be ignore for the purposes of prediction. • If the dispositor or the lord of the exaltation sign of the planet in debilitation, stands in quadrant/trine from Ascendant, the malefic nature of the planet in debilitation will vanish.

Prosperity after native attains specified age

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16 years of age : If lord of the Asdt stays in a benefic sign with aspect/conjunction of another benefic 20 years of age : If lord of Asdt is posited in 2nd or 10th, and the lord of 2nd is at the same time in Asdt. 30 years of age : If powerful lord of Asdt or the lord of the navamsa occupied by him occupies exaltation/quadrant/trine/11th. The native will be rich & happy throughout life if lord Asdt has his navamsa in exaltation/own house/friendly house/vargothama navamsa and has connection with another benefic.

Poor Longevity

If any planet other than the lord of Asdt is exalted and powerful in the horoscope, the native will have poor longevity.

Poor Prosperity

If any planet other than the lord of 9th is exalted and is powerful in the horoscope, the native will enjoy only mediocre prosperity.

Prosperity

The native will enjoy reputation, good prosperity, good finances and agricultural income including landed property if,

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lord of Asdt occupies deep exaltation which happens to be a quadrant/trine from Asdt and is at the same time conjunct/aspected by another benefic OR lord of Asdt occupies his own house in conjunction with lord of 10th. General

If there is a powerful malefic in the 12th of Asdt or in the debilitation sign of the lord of Asdr, the native will spend all his life outside his native province. If lord of Asdt is exalted or in own/friendly house, and is aspected by another planet in exaltation/own/friendly house, the native will spend all his life in his native province.

Chapter II Dhana Bhava - 2nd House Wealth

Bhava Karakatwa

The shape of the face of the native, right eye, speech, education, intelligence, gold, ability to learn Mantras/hymns, can be decided from the second house.

Rich Man

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if lord of 2nd stays in the 5th conjunction with lord of 10th. if the Asdt happens to be Gemini/Virgo and Mercury stays in the Asdt in conjunction with OR aspected by Saturn & Venus. if the Asdt happens to be Pisces/Sagittarius and Jupiter stays in the Asdt in conjunction with OR aspected by Sun & Mars. if the Asdt happens to be Capricorn/Aquarius and Saturn stays in the Asdt in conjunction with OR aspected by Mercury & Venus. if the Asdt happens to be Libra/Taurus and Venus stays in the Asdt in conjunction with OR aspected by Saturn & Venus.

Akhanda Samraajya Yoga

if either the lord of 2nd, 9th OR 11th, is in quadrants of Moon and if the lord of both 2nd & 9th happens to Venus, lordship of an Empire will arise.

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Shrimant

if the lord of 2nd is in a quadrant and is at the same time, enjoying exaltation/own house/own varga with aspect of a benefic, the native will not only become a Shrimant but will also have a face comparable to a full blown lotus flower.

Earnings

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if there is exchange of signs between the lord of Asdt and 2nd, the native would be earning well by his personal efforts. During the Major Periods of the planets in 2nd and lord of 2nd, when Jupiter and lord of Major Period have connection with each other in transit, there will be heavy financial income for the native. Natives having movable signs as their Asdt and having the lord of Asdt also posited in a movable sign, income would be from outside the country. Natives having fixed signs as their Asdt and having the lord of Asdt also posited in a fixed sign, would enjoy financial prosperity within the country. if lord of 2nd, planets in 2nd, planets aspecting 2nd, Karaka for 2nd --- are strong/powerful, the native would enjoy high financial prosperity. if two planets out of the four mentioned above are with strength and two others without strength OR all the four of poor strength, the native will be deprived of prosperity. if lord of 2nd in conjunction with a malefic stays in 6/8/12, OR lord of 2nd stays in a malefic house with malefic aspect, the native would enjoy low financial prosperity. Natives having lord of Asdt in Asdt, lord of 2nd in 2nd, and lord of 11th in 11th, all these occurring simultaneously, will enjoy financial prosperity of a very high order. if there is an exchange of signs between lord of 2nd and lord of 11th, and the two planets are occupying own/exaltation/friendly signs, the native would be earning without limit. if lord of 2nd and lord of 11th stay in quadrants/trines, the native would enjoy high financial prosperity.

Poverty

if lords of 2nd & 11th, are in conjunction with two other malefics, the native would suffer poverty throughout life and will be living on alms.

Diseases

if lords of 2nd, 3rd and Rahu stand in the 7th, the native will suffer from Gala Roga (throat diseases) in addition to intense sufferings thereby.

the native will suffer from defects in talking or become dumb.6 • • • Sun and Saturn in the 2nd will cause poverty. and at the same time lord of 11th is in 6/8/12. Losses • • There will be loss of wealth if lords of 2nd and 12th exchange signs. the native will suffer from ear diseases. there will be loss of wealth. if Venus and Saturn are in Asdt. lord of 12th is in 2nd. Company of Ladies • The number of ladies whose company the native will enjoy will be equal to the number of strong planets the lord of 2nd/9th is conjunct with. if the lords of 2nd as well as 11th happen to be in 6/8/12 and at the same time. the native will be suffering from dental disorders. In the Major Period and Sub-Periods of lord of 2nd who is in conjunction with Rahu or with the dispositor of Rahu and is staying in 6/8/12. In whichever house the lords of Asdt and 2nd are posited. Dumb • if both lords of 2nd and Jupiter suffer combustion or stay in the 8th house. Ear Troubles • if lord of 2nd and Mars stand in the Asdt. Eye Troubles • • if the lord of 2nd combining with Venus and having connection with the lord of Asdt. the native will suffer from eye-diseases. troubles to eyes due to King's anger. tooth-ache and diseases of the tongue. that house will indicate the source of wealth. stays in 6/8/12. . Saturn & Mars in the 2nd will cause numerous diseases.

the number of wives that will die will equal the number of planets involved in this Yoga. But. Music . without benefic aspect but with malefic aspect. the defect will not arise. Venus is involved in this conjunction. Diplomatic Talk • • if lord of 2nd is conjunct with benefic and is at the same time staying in quadrant/trine with the aspect of benefic. or Moola-trikona with aspect of Sun & Mars. Speech • if Venus/Jupiter stays in exaltation. the native will suffer from defective talk. and Saturn in the 8th will make the native well-versed in calculations in astronomy. Mathematics • • exalted Mercury in 2nd house. if Jupiter is in quadrant/trine. and if at the same time. Defective Talk • if lord of 2nd is in 6/8/12.7 Death of Wife • if lords of 2nd and 7th are conjunct with one or more malefics and are staying in 6/8/12. Jupiter in Asdt. the native will be clever and diplomatic in talking. Lord of 2nd and Mercury standing in quadrants will make the native a diplomatic and polished speaker. if the sign in which lord of speech is standing happens to be bis own house/exaltation/friendly sign. the native will be well-versed in maths. Venus in exaltation and Mercury happens to be the lord of 2nd. the native will turn out to be a capable debater/lawyer.

if lord of 2nd is conjunct Jupiter/Venus or has the aspect of strong benefics. Food • • • • • if Mars is standing in 2nd with malefic aspect. Venus & Mercury. the native will be well-versed in Vedanta/philosophy. the native will be using silver and bell metal utensils for dining purposes. aspected by Moon. and are aspected by Sun & Venus. Utensils • • if lord of 2nd is conjunct with Venus & Moon and is at the same time standing in quadrants. if Jupiter is in quadrant/trine.3rd House Siblings Bhava Karakatwa . if lord of 2nd happens to be Saturn OR if lord of 2nd is conjunct Saturn OR has the aspect of Saturn in debilitation. the native would be feeding others at his expense or perform Anna Daana. if lord of 2nd is in inimical/debilitation signs. the native would be enjoying high class food and drinks. OR conjunct with them. the native will become well-versed in music/shabda-shastra. the native will be depending on others for his food.8 • if lord of 2nd and Jupiter are powerful. Chapter III Bhrathru Bhava . the native will be eating a poor quality food. the native will be well-versed in the six shastras. the native would be continually eating in shradhas/obsequies. if benefics stand in 2nd and lord of 2nd is in conjunction/aspected by benefics OR the 2nd house is in receipt of benefic aspect. if lord of 2nd and Asdr have connections with Saturn. Knowledge • • if the navamsa of 2nd bhava happens to be in own house and Mercury is in one of the quadrants with aspect/conjunction of Jupiter. Venus and Full Moon. the native will be using iron & steel vessels for dining purposes.

there will be growth of brothers/sisters.9 • Food. and is in quadrant/trine in conjunction with or aspected by benefic(s0 if lord of 3rd stays in a benefic sign. his navamsa falling in a benefic sign. lustre and right ear --. Good number of brothers/sisters • • • if lord of 3rd has attained vargothamamsa. brothers will be born first and sisters thereafter. will have brother & sisters. the native will have only one elder brother. lord of 3rd in quadrants and at the same time Mars is conjunct Saturn.have all to be delineated from the third house. lord of 3rd. if lord of 3rd is exalted and Karaka for 3rd (Mars) is in quadrant/trine with conjunction/aspect of benefic(s). will be equal to the number of navamsas attained either by Mars. Venus in 3rd. Number of brothers/sisters a native will have. Natives having lord of 3rd or Mars in exaltation/own house or friendly sign or in Asdt which happens to Aries/Scorpio. brothers will be born first and sisters later. leadership/captaincy. valour. Benefics in 3rd and at the same time the lord of 3rd is in quadrant/trine with conjunction/aspect of benefic(s) will ensure a good number of brothers/sisters. it should be noted that the native is the second son. More Brothers Less Sisters . if lord of 3rd stands in 11th in conjunction with lord of 5th. if Moon happens to be the lord of 3rd and is posited in 7th or exaltation. Brothers/Sisters • • • • if Sun happens to be the lord of 3rd and is conjunct with lord of quadrant therefrom. OR 3rd bhava itself. brothers/sisters. Brothers/Sisters • • • • • • • if lord of 3rd stands in 10th in conjunction with lord of 8th. Mars in company of Rahu and the lord of 3 in debilitation will result in the native 3 elder brothers/sisters. Lord of 3 in quadrants and exalted Mars in trine in the company of Jupiter will result in the native having 12 brothers/sisters. if lord of 3rd is in conjunction with lord of 5th & lord of 8th. it should be noted that the native is the second son.

Virgo. if lord of Asdt and 3rd are in conjunction or have mutual aspect or exchange of signs of between them. birth of younger brothers/sisters will be unsatisfactory. is enough indication that there will be loss of brothers/sisters. Sun stays in the 3rd. Rahu or Saturn in 3rd and the lord of 3 in 6/8/12. the mere presence of a malefic in 3rd. Even if there is aspect/conjunction of Jupiter to the 3rd house in addition to other benefic aspects. the native will have only sisters and no brothers. if both Mars and the lord of 3rd stay in Gemini/Virgo with conjunction/aspect of Jupiter and Sun. Lord of 3 in invisible half of the horizon. the native will have more sisters than brothers. in a masculine sign. Capricorn and Aquarius. will result in the native having no siblings. More Sisters • if Mars and lord of 3rd as also the 3rd house occupying/falling in feminine signs and occupy feminine navamsas too. there will birth of brothers. if they occupy feminine signs Napumsaka (eunuch) navamsa namely Gemini. 4 and Mars stay in 3rd and if at the same time that sign happens to be exaltation for one of them. will result in the native having no siblings. however.10 • • • if both Mars and the lord of 3rd are in masculine signs/navamsas. and there is absence of benefic aspect/conjunction to the 3rd house and lord of 3. if lord of 3 happens to be a feminine planet and stays in a feminine sign or in a sign in the invisible half of the horizon. Loss of Brother/Sister • • • • • • • • • There will be loss of brothers/sisters if both lord of 3 and Mars stay in 6/8/12. and Mars in a malefic sign indicates negligible number of brothers. but if they stay in malefic signs other than 6/8/12. there will be very good brotherly affinity during the entire life time of the native. Conjunction of lord 3 and 4 in the 4th house with malefic aspect. Brothers . with conjunction/aspect of a malefic. if lords of 3. Asdt to 7th via 4th. then there will be loss of brother/sister younger to the native. There will be sure loss of brothers/sisters if lord of 3 is debilitated and there are malefics in the 3rd at the same time.Music .

the native will enjoy wearing costly ornaments. listening to Hari Katha &c. cot have to be made from 4th house. planets aspecting 3rd. Chapter IV Mathru Bhava .planets aspecting 3rd. debilitation or stay in inimical/malefic signs or malefic aspects. planets posited in 3rd and Mars . . happiness. the native would be kind hearted. Weakling • if lord 3rd. depending on the strength of these planets. the native enjoy ornaments and paraphernalia. Reputation • if all planets stand in the 3rd. the native will suffer defeat in battles/encounters.11 • During the Major period and sub-periods of the lords of 3rd. strength of relative. during the Major Period and Sub Periods of such planets. the native will become a weakling. conveyances. food. heart. mother. seat. Ornaments • • if lord of 3rd gets into 10th or stands in conjunction/aspected by benefics or stays in other favourable signs in conjunction with benefic(s). planets posited in the 3rd. if Venus stays in a benefic sign with conjunction/aspect of benefic(s). Defeat • if the planets mentioned in the previous para (Weakling) suffer combustion. brothers will be prospering and there will be happiness as far as ears are concerned. very rich and would attain worldwide fame or become a sage.4th House Bhava Karakatwa • All predictions pertaining to relatives.if all these four are of mediocre strength. house or residence. and Mars. enjoying music.

if lord of 4th and Moon conjointly stay in Asdt with aspect of Venus OR lords of Asdt and 4th are conjunct OR lord of 4th stands in Asdt with the aspect of Venus. the native will own horses for conveyance. the native will own horses for conveyance. if Moon and lord of 4th stay in Asdt. if lord of 4th is conjunct Venus. lord of 4th is exalted. if lord of 4th stays in 9th (irrespective of the fact whether is exaltation/debilitation sign). the native will possess fast-moving vehicles. the native will possess horses for conveyance. if Moon is exalted and that sign happens to be a quadrant/trine. if Moon.paraphernalia and happiness of a high order. with aspect of benefic(s). Lord of 11th in 9th & lord of 4th in 11th (both these occurring simultaneously) will confer Vahana Labha (conveyances) in the 12th year.).if conjunct Jupiter. if Venus and lord of 5th stay in a benefic sign or have the aspect/conjunction of a benefic. Venus and lord of 4th combine with the lord of Asdt. the native will own conveyances from his 32nd year. Moon or lord of 4th combine together in a quadrant/trine. the native will possess palanquins and horses. if lord of 4th is conjunct Jupiter.e. and Venus is connected to either of the two or both. the native will possess high class conveyances. if both Moon and lord of 4th conjoin Venus or Jupiter or otherwise strongly connected with Venus/Jupiter. the native will own DOLI (something like palanquin) -. if Moon with lordship over 4th stays in 4th or 3rd in conjunction with Venus. if either lord of 4th or Jupiter stays in 9th with the conjunction/aspect of benefic(s). the native will be enjoying ANDOLIKA (palanquin) for a long time. if lord of 4th stays in 12th with aspect of lord of 9th.12 Conveyance • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • if lord of 4th stays in conjunction with lord of Asdt in a quadrant with aspect of lord of 5th. Venus in combustion and Jupiter conjunct Rahu (all these occurring simultaneously) will confer on the native conveyances drawn or driven by human beings (Rickshaw Khandy etc. the native will possess fast moving vehicles. palanquin and fast-moving vehicles. if the Sun is in the 4th. the native would be getting rickety conveyances. the native will own horses for conveyance. the native will have high class conveyances. the native will be owning 3 kinds of conveyances i. the native will possess conveyance drawn by animals. if Moon with lordship over 4th stays in exaltation. if Jupiter. if 2nd or 4th happens to be a sign owned by a benefic and Moon stays in such sign in conjunction with benefic. fast moving vehicles. the native will possess conveyances drawn/driven by human beings. horses. the native will own horses for conveyance. Lord of 4th in debilitation. Mother's Longevity . if Jupiter/Venus with lordship over 4th and stand in quadrant aspected by Moon. the native will own conveyances.

13 • • • • • if there are benefic(s) in 4th and the lord of 4th is in exaltation/own house and Moon is strong. • • • • Death of Brother • • Deduct the sputa or lord of 3 from the sputa of lord of Asdt. for the Yoga Phala to materialise. when Saturn passes through this indicated star. when Saturn passes through the sign indicated by the balance. there will be early death of mother. determine the time of death of mother. his aspect or other connection will do. Quit Native Place • Mercury in 8th. if Moon stands in 4th with malefic connections and the lord of 4th is debilitated or combust. Saturn and lord of 6th are all together in one sign with Rahu. the native will enjoy cattlewealth. the native would be compelled to leave hsi native place and take-up residence elsewhere. deduct the sputa of Mars. Early death of mother will occur if weak Moon stays in 6/8/12 and at the same time Sun or Mars or both of them stay in 4th. From the rays of the lord of the navamsa occupied by the lord of navamsa of lord of 4th. if Saturn and lord of 6th conjointly stay in 4th OR Moon. early death of parents will occur. mother of the native will bear a questionable character. and there is a malefic in 4th without the aspect/conjunction of benefic(s). death of brother may occur. if Moon is hemmed in between malefics and at the same time lord of 4th is conjunct/aspected by a malefic. if Sun. lord of 4th in debilitation and Karaka for 4th in 12th (all these occurring simultaneously). Similarly. if Sun is not within the conjunction. Deduct sputa of Moon from that of Sun. when Saturn passes through the sign indicated by the balance or when Saturn passes over the sign indicated by the addition of these two sputas. from the sputa of lord of 4th. In this Yoga. The native's mother will enjoy full span of life if 4th house has either the aspect or conjunction of Jupiter. Moon and the lords of 4th & 9th conjointly stay in the 8th with aspect of lord 8. . death of mother is possible. the native's mother will enjoy full span of life. Moon and lord of 4th. death of brother will occur. Cattle Wealth • if Mars is in 11th and its dispositor is aspected by a benefic. Similarly. there will be early death of mother. death of mother is possible. when Jupiter and Saturn pass through the sign indicated by the balance or trines thereof. deduct the sputa of Yamakautaya from the sputa of Moon.

Gain of Hidden OR Abandoned Property • • if lord of 2nd combines with lord of 4th and stays in 9th in conjunction with or aspected by a benefic. horses and other quadrupeds. the native would be respected by all his relatives. and there is a benefic aspect to both. the native will enjoy cattle wealth.Rahu. Prosperity • if the lord of the navamsa occupied by the lord of 4th stay in 4th or the lord of 4th or Karaka for the 12th (Saturn). Gain of Palace • if powerful lord of 4th inc conjunction with a benefic stays in 3rd and the lord of Asdt is also powerful. Ketu or Mars.14 Financial Status • if lord of 6th gets into 9th together with lord of 9th and lord of 9th happens to be weak. combines with Venus and Moon. if the lord of 11th and 2nd combine and stay in 4th and the 4th lord happens to be a benefic and stays in a benefic sign. the native will enjoy financial and household properties through hsi brother. . the native will gain abandoned or hidden property. the native will be the poorest financially amongst his relatives. the native will gain harem/palace. stays in 4th and if there is connection of Mars to the 4th. if one of the 3 planets . the native will gain abandoned or hidden property. Respect from relatives • if lord of 4th is conjunct/aspected by benefic(s). the native will possess elephants. and at the same time Moon is powerful in the horoscope. Cattle Wealth • • if lord of Asdt and 4th exchange houses.

High Class Prosperity • if lords of 4 and 9 stay in 11th or aspect the 4th. there may be late acquisition of house by the native. if dispositor of Mars stays in the 4th together with lord of 4th. If there are malefic connections to the 4th. lord of 4th. the native would be ascending a throne. planets aspecting 4th and Karaka for 4th. furniture. the native would be having a house without effort. Honour • if lord of 4th stays in Asdt with lord of 9th with aspect of Jupiter. the native will have to go without the comfort of a house. native would be honoured by Kings. conveyance. lord of 2nd is in 12th or eclipsed. comforts and satisfaction of mind thereby. the Asdt has the aspect of lord of 10th. the native would be gaining house. Ornaments & Paraphernalia . native would be owning a number of houses. there will be loss of house or sale of native's house. if powerful lord of 4th is posited in 6/8/12. Household Property • • • • if lord of 4th or the lord of Asdt stays in the 4th. Depending on the strength of planets standing in 4th. 4th and 9th conjointly stay in 9th and at the same time.15 • • if lord of 4th conjoins lord of 2nd and 11th or attains Vaisheshikaamsa. the native will enjoy landed properties on a large scale. if lord of 4th is in inimical sign or debilitation and at the same time. the native would be enjoying high class prosperity and good luck. Raja Yoga • if lord of Asdt.

Sun in the 5th of Jupiter and Rahu in the 5th of Saturn. if Jupiter stays in the 5th degree of Cancer. Saturn in 9th and 9th lord in 5th will result in the native getting 7 children. the native will have 5 children. knowledge. of which 2 will be twins. the native will beget SEVEN children.7 and 9th in a horoscope. Assessments regarding conveyances may also be made with reference to the 5. will result in only 1 son. the native will beget TEN children. if the 5th house happens to be any one of the signs owned by Jupiter. the native have NINE children. if Jupiter stays in the 9th counted from the 5th (via Asdt) and the lord of 5th happens to be powerful and the lord of 2nd stays in 10th. if Jupiter has conjunction/aspect of benefics. Venus or Mercury. of which girls will be lost.5 th House Bhava Karakatwa • Children. . 5th and Jupiter. lord of 2nd in conjunction with Rahu and lord of 9th stays in 9th. if there is exchange of houses between lords of 2nd and 5th.16 • Venus and Full Moon if staying together in quadrant/trine will confer ornaments. clothing and conveyances of RED colour. mantras (hymns). or if the 5th has conjunction or aspect of these 3 planets the native is sure to beget a number of children depending on the strength of the planets concerned. ministers or advisers. Even if malefics stay in the 4th and 5th and lords of Asdt and 5th stay in 8th. common sense --. Number of Children • • • • • • • • • if lord of 5th stays in 10th in conjunction with lord of 9th. the native will possess ornaments.are to be determined from the 5th house. paraphernalia. Jupiter in 5th of Asdt. if lord of 5th is in exaltation in conjunction with lord of Asdt. Chapter V Putra Bhava . the native will have one son and one daughter. the native will be inimical towards his parents.If they are staying in Sagittarius/Pisces or there is aspect of Jupiter on Moon. there will be birth of 6 children. intelligence. if lords of Asdt and 4th are in 8th or 12th and their dispositors in Asdt. 7th. General • • • Predictions concerning birth of children have to be made with reference to the 9th. paraphernalia and conveyances. all these occurring simultaneously. soul.

the native will beget a child in another community or outside wedlock. there will be birth of birth of children without fail. if 5th lord in conjunction with Rahu stays in 5th without aspect of Moon or Jupiter. Saturn in 5th of Jupiter. the native will beget a child outside his community or outside wedlock. birth of a son will occur in the 24th year of the native. there will be birth and prosperity for children. which happens to be the 5th with aspect of Jupiter.17 Child outside Wedlock • • if lord of 5th is in 8th. if (i) the 5th house (ii) Jupiter (iii) lord of 5th (iv) the planets aspecting 5th -. Birth of Son • • if Jupiter stays in the 9th from Asdt and Venus in the 9th of Jupiter and at the same time lord of Asdt is powerful.e. . will result in the native marrying thrice and begetting children from the 3rd wife. Scorpio. Children from 3rd Wife • A malefic in 5th. the native is most likely to adopt a son. Children • • • • There will be birth of children even if Mars stays in Aries. If all these 4 are weak or malefic. Adopted Children • • if a very weak benefic stays in the 5th without the aspect of the 5th lord. there will be loss of children. and Saturn conjunct Rahu in 5th. if powerful lord of 5th is in 7th from 5th i. both these occurring simultaneously. Leo or Pisces. 11th from Asdt without malefic aspect. if there is benefic aspect to the 5th or the lord of 5th has the aspect of Jupiter or a benefic. Venus in 9th and Sun in the 7th of Venus will result in the birth of a son immediately after marriage. the native will adopt a child.happen to be benefic or have conjunction/aspect of benefics. if Sun is in 6/8/12 or in inimical sign.

in Cancer and Aquarius. few but lean children. there will birth and loss of children. Jupiter in Pisces denotes very few children. and has the aspect of lord of 6th. if the 5th happens to be one of the signs owned by Mercury or Saturn and at the same time. Children outside Wedlock • if a native's wife has Putra Yoga (combination denoting birth of children) and if Mercury or the lord of 5th stays in the 5th. there will be birth of a child outside wedlock.18 • • • if lord of Asdt stands in 5th and if at the same time. and in the absence of benefic aspect or connection to either. if lords of 2nd and 5th are either defeated in Graha Yuddha (planetary war) or have malefic aspects and at the same time stay in 5th. NO CHILDREN AT ALL. . whilst the native will be marrying a number of times. the native will beget good children. there will be loss of children. Birth & Loss of Children • Mars in 5th and lord of Asdt in 4th. he will NOT have any children. the 5th has conjunction/aspect of Saturn/Mercury. if a malefic stands in 5th and the lord of 5th is hemmed in between malefics without benefic aspect/conjunction. and if such lord of 5th also attains a female navamsa or stands in a feminine sign. if lord of 5th is conjunct/aspected by malefic and if at the same time 5th has malefics on either side. Loss of Children • • if lords of 5th and 8th exchange signs and there is absence of benefic aspect on either of them. in Sagittarius. if there are weak malefics in the 5th of (i) Jupiter (ii) Asdt and (iii) Moon without benefic aspect or benefic connections. there will be loss of children. No Children • • • • • if Venus or Moon happens to be the lord of 5th. if lord of 5th is exalted and at the same time in quadrant/trine with any sort of connection with Jupiter. there will be birth of children without fail. there will be NO birth of children. lord of 5th and Jupiter are powerful.

if the lord of 5th is a feminine planet or stationed in a feminine sign. Moon in 5th . . thieves. Sun in 5th . reverses. Venus will cause disease/trouble in eye. Jupiter will cause freedom from diseases. women with very bulky bodies -. Chapter VI Shatru Bhava . Worship • • Venus and Moon in 5th and Jupiter in 9th will result in the worship of Gods of other communities.Surya Shankara. women with diseases. sorrow. Saturn causes rheumatic complaints.19 Boys/Girls • • if the lord of 5th is a masculine planet or stationed in a masculine sign. hard hearted women. Moon on face.6th House Bhava Karakatwa • Enemies. those with very lean bodies.should NOT be accepted in marriage. there will be birth of boys. Forbidden Women for Marriage • Vandhya (barren women). young girls before puberty. Mars on ears. Diseases • Sun will cause wounds on hand. belly. Pushpa Rahita (women who do not mensurate).have to be determined from the 6th house. there will be birth of girls. diseases. sweet and other tastes.Yaksha Devi. for they are not likely to bear any children. if there is a planet in 5th. wounds/cuts. Rahu/Ketu cause stomach disorders. Mercury in parts below the navel. the native will worship Durga Devi. pickles .

• Threats The native will face threats to life through causes mentioned below :• • • • • • • • if lords of Asdt. in 9th .elder brother. 6th & 8th combine with SUN MOON MARS MERCURY JUPITER VENUS SATURN Rahu/Ketu through severe fever water wounds/implements ???? excess of bile wife prostitutes/venereal lethargy/inaction Enemies • • A malefic in 6th indicates that the native will be suffering from enemies in addition to wounds on his body. if in 4th. sorrow and impediments or obstacles. Guhya Roga (diseases in private parts) will result.wife. Karaka for 6th. in 7th . if the said conjunction takes place in the 5th. in such Asdt. • if a malefic stands in the Asdt with the lord of 8th. and planets aspecting 6th. General • • • • • • • Sun in 6th indicates enemies. the native will suffer through wounds/ulcer. debilitation. Jupiter to children Venus to wife Saturn to servants . impediments and troubles.brothers. in 8th .20 If Asdt happens to be Gemini/Virgo.various troubles to native himself. Moon to mother. and in the 11th . in the 3rd . there will be diseases. native's mother. Mars to brother Mercury to maternal uncle. the native's children or father will suffer from such wounds.maternal uncle. planets posited in 6th. Lord of 6th. Benefic in same house indicates defeat of enemies and no wounds. lord of 6th and planets aspecting 6th. combustion or retrogression of these planets indicates increase of enemies or troubles therefrom and wounds on body. In the Major Period and sub-periods of the planets posited in the 6th. and if Moon aspects or is conjunct Mercury.

B. if lord of Asdt and Mercury combine with Karaka for 6th. in his 26th year. Paralysis • Rahu in 6th with Saturn in 6th therefrom (viz. Pipasa • Saturn in 8th and Mars in 8th/12th. 11th). Leprosy • • if Moon and Ketu stay in 6th. Moon and Saturn are posited in 6th and lord of Asdt in 12th. T. there will be financial losses through questionable expenses like gambling etc in the 31st/48th year. the native will suffer from T. the native will suffer from Gulma (severe stomach pains) in his 3rd/12th year. the native will suffer from paralysis in his 3rd year. . Gulma • if lords of 6th and 12th exchange houses. Rakta Kooshta (bloody leprosy) will result in his 55th year. the native will suffer from Pipasa (diseases in which the native suffers from severe thirst) in 15th/35th year. the native will suffer from Rakta Kooshta (bloody leprosy) on head or neck. • if Rahu.B.21 Losses • if lords of 11th and 6th exchange houses.

the native will suffer from dog-bite in his 10th/19th year. Marriage When ? • Lord of 7th in a benefic sign. both these occurring simultaneously. (Earlier than the custom prevailing in the native's community) Sun in 7th and his dispositor in conjunction with Venus will result in native's marriage in the 7th or 11th year. Fear from Animals • lord of 8 in 6th and lord of 12 in Asdt.7th House Life Partner Bhava Karakatwa • Lost money/property. Chapter VII Kalatra Bhava . travels.22 Meha Roga • lord of 8th conjunct Rahu and he dispositor thereof in 8th or 9th. Dog Bite • if lord of Asdt is in 6th and lord of 6th in 6th. music. renunciation. wife --. there will be fear from animals in 8th year. or early marriage.all these have to be studied from the 7th house. the native will suffer from Grandhi & other kinds of Meha Roga (diseases produced as a result of excessive heat) in his 12th/18th year. Venus in exaltation or own house. Venus in 2nd and lord of 7th in 11th will result in native's marriage in 11th year or early marriage. with Moon in 6th or 8th. anus (or private parts). curd. will result in native's marriage taking place in the 5th or 9th year or early marriage. milk. • • .

Exchange of houses between lords of Asdt and 7th will result in marriage in the 14th/20th year. and lord of 7th in 7th of Venus will result in native's marriage in the 33rd year. own navamsa etc.occurring at the time mentioned above.23 • Venus in quadrants from Asdt and the lord of Asdt in Capricorn. the native may be married to one or more. Venus in 7th/9th. Venus in quadrants from Asdt and Saturn in 7th of Venus indicates marriage in the 12th/19th year.Aquarius. • • • • • • • • Time of Marriage Marriage will take place • • when Jupiter passes over the sign in which lord of Asdt/7th is standing in birth chart when Jupiter comes on the navamsa on which the lord of the star on which Moon is standing in birth chart Depending on the strength of Jupiter (by way of exalted navamsa. Lord of 7th in 11th and lord of Asdt in 10th will result in native's marriage in his 15th year. Venus in 5th and Rahu in 11th will result in native getting married in 17th/32nd year. Venus in 5th and dispositor thereof in 9th will result in marriage in the 22nd or 27th year. will result in marriage in 11th year or early marriage. Venus in the 7th of Moon and Saturn in 7th of Venus will result in marriage in 18th year. Lord of 8 in 8th and lord of Asdt in the company of Venus indicates marriage in 25th/33rd year. Marriage will take place in the Major Period or sub-period of • • • • • dispositor of Venus lord of 10th lord of 8th planet in conjunction with lord of 7th planet standing in the 7th .

The number of wives a native will have. the native will have many wives. the native will have 5 wives. narrow vaginal passage. there will be loss of wife. Charming Wife • if Venus or Jupiter happens to be lord of 7th. if lord of 7th is exalted or in a fixed sign and aspected by a benefic or Venus. if lord of 7th is in quadrants/trines. lords of 2nd and 7th are in quadrants/trines or exaltation or own house. and at the same time in exaltation/own house or own varga and has the aspect of lord of 10th. Malefics (more than one malefic is implied here) in 2nd or lord of 7th is conjunct malefics and if Ketu is conjunct Venus. if Venus. Venus in Pisces/Sagittarius or Gemini/Virgo. the native will have 5 wives. the native will have only one wife. if lord of 7th is in 6/8/12. the native's wife will possess Hraswa Bhaga. Venus in 8th and the dispositor of Venus in 7th will result in native losing his wife in the 12th/18th year. likewise. Status of Wife's family . and such lord is powerful in the horoscope. the native will have many wives. and is weak and at the same time Venus is debilitated. the native will have only one wife. and at the same time aspecting either the 2nd or 7th and having conjunction/aspect of lords of 7th or 2nd.24 Number of Wives • • • • • • • • if lord of 7th is conjunct lord of 5th and stays in Asdt with aspect of lord of 12th. the native will have many wives. if lord of 7th is in quadrant/trine. dispositor of Venus in exaltation and if lord of 7th is powerful. if lord of 7th stays in 11th in conjunction with lord of 5th and with aspect of lord of 3rd. and If the lord of 7th is hemmed in between Mercury and Saturn. if only one planet is powerful. equal the number of powerful benefics in conjunction with lord of 2nd/7th and of these. Loss of Wife • • • • The number of wives a native will lose will equal the number of malefics in conjunction with the lord of 2nd or 7th. the native will enjoy the company of more than 1 wife. the native will possess a wife with beautiful private parts. lord of 7th in debilitation and Venus in 8th will result in death of wife in 18th/33rd year. the native will have 3 wives.

the native will get an accomplished wife. Questioning Wife • if lord of 7th stays in 12th in conjunction with lord of 8th and with aspect of Rahu. aspected by benefic or has attained benefic navamsa or is staying in a benefic sign. the native will possess a beautiful & dutiful wife. Beautiful Wife • if lord of 7th is quadrants. wife's character will be questionable. wife's character will be such that she will be ever questioning the native's instructions. and dispositor thereof in 7th will result in native possessing a wife with questionable character. or having his navamsa therein. . lord of 7th in the house of Mars/Saturn. the native's wife will be hailing from a low family. Accomplished Wife • Lord of 7th in a benefic sign and Venus in 2nd and if both are powerful. Questionable Character • • if lord of 7th in conjunction with lord of 6th stays in Asdt with aspect of Rahu. a hint that such a yoga will result in sexual perversion on the part of the native has been mentioned. Sexual Perversion • Venus staying in Aries/Scorpio.25 • if the 7th is situated in a benefic sign or has benefic navamsa and benefic aspects. Instead of giving the actual effects of the sloka as given by the Sage. the effects of this and the following slokas have NOT been literally translated. Note : For the purposes of literary decency. the native's wife will hail from a good family. if in malefic sign or with malefic navamsa and malefic aspects. in conjunction with Mars and aspect of Moon will result in the native getting sexually perverted.

. Second Marriage • if Mars is standing in 7. Similar results if (i) lord of 7th is conjunct with Venus and stays in Taurus/Libra (ii) lord of 2nd conjunct Venus and stays in Taurus/Libra and (iii) Mars in 7th or conjunct lord of 7th.7th or Venus stay in Asdt. lord of 7th in debilitation or combustion or 6/8/12 with malefic aspect and at the same time. would result in the native getting sexually perverted. Murder of Husband • if Mercury gets lordship of 7th and is in conjunction with malefic(s) and at the same time in debilitation or paapa varga or 8th or 12th or hemmed-in between malefics or has malefic aspects. the native will be evincing interest in women other than wife. and if at the same Venus is powerless. lords of 3rd. 8 or 12. the native will never enjoy marital happiness. the native cause destruction of the family or murder her husband. Interest in Other Women • if any of the 4 planets viz.6th. the native will marry a second time.26 • • Venus in Capricorn/Aquarius or having his navamsa therein and in conjunction of Saturn and with aspect of Moon. 6th and 4th conjointly stay in the 9th. Bereft of Happiness from Wife • • Saturn in 7th. lord of 7th in 12th. father of the native will have. and the dispositor thereof in the invisible half of horizon. the native will not enjoy happiness from his wife. in conjunction with a malefic. there is also a conjunction/aspect of a malefic to the 7th. a loose character. Father with Loose Character • if lords of 7th. morally.

In the end of major period of malefic planets standing in benefic sign. it is the duty of the parents to protect them. which in turn bring on children. food. Throughout the major period of benefic planets standing in benefic signs.Venus in Asdt and all malefics plus Jupiter in quadrants.27 auspicious Major Period Effects • • • • In the beginning of major period of planets in conjunction with benefics. Madhya. Longevity The following Yogas confer the amount of longevity indicated against each :- • 120 years . do not realise what is longevity and therefore. . marriage is possible. Purna Ayush (longevity). Infant mortality is primarily due to three causes : • • • as a result of bad deeds of parents. bad planetary mapping Yogas prevailing at the time of birth of the child. weakness of planets in the horoscope of the child. Longevity of Children Children upto the age of 12. Chapter VIII Ayur Bhava . generative organs --these have to be studied from the 8th house. In the middle of major period of benefic planets in conjunction with malefics. It is therefore obligatory on the part of the parents to take care of their children through propitiatory rites as ordained in astrology and provide proper medical treatment as and when necessary. place of death. particularly then.8th House Longevity Bhava Karakatwa • Alpa. punishment from God.

if a movable sign happens to be the Asdt and the lord thereof is standing in a fixed sign and the dispositor thereof stays in Asdt. Below 50 years .lord of 2nd in quadrants in conjunction with lord of 12th with aspect of Saturn.Lord of Asdt exalted. 32 years .all malefics standing in 3.lord of 3 in conjunction with or aspected by 2 malefics.8. and benefic(s) aspecting the 8th house.Malefics in 3. 100 years . 50 years . Mercury. 100 years . 70 to 100 years .lord of 9th in conjunction with lord of 8th standing in the 10th. Jupiter standing in 5.lord of 8 in 3rd and lord of Asdt in 8th. 75 years .lord of 8th in 6/8/12 wirh dispositor thereof in Asdt. Death of native in particular years : • • • • 5th year .6.Venus. Mercury.9 or 12. 100 years . Moon in 7th and Jupiter in quadrants from Venus.lord of 8th in 12th and lord of 12th in 9th. 74 tears .exchange of houses between lords of 8th and 12th. and if these two planets are conjunct/aspected by Jupiter. 70 to 100 years .Lords of 7th and 9th standing in 8th 8th year .lord of 10 in 8th. Jupiter standing in 2. 70 to 100 years .lord of 8 in 5th. Below 70 years .6 and 11th. lord of 8th in a friendly sign and if there are benefic(s) in both 5th and 2nd.Lords of Asdt & 8th standing in movable signs or one of them in a fixed sign and the other in a double-bodies sign. 70 to 100 years . 70 to 100 years .lord of 9th in conjunction with lord of 8th standing in 10th with aspect of Rahu. Below 40 years .Jupiter in quadrants and at the same time. Below 32 years .if a fixed sign happens to be Asdt.Lords of Asdt and 10th staying in 8th with aspect of Rahu . Jupiter in quadrants.6 and 11th and benefics in quadrants and trines and lord of Asdt staying anywhere with strength. Below 32 years . 70 to 100 years .lord of 8th with exaltation standing in Asdt or 11th.lords of Asdt and 8th stand in movable signs or one of them in a movable sign and the other in a double-bodied sign.Lord of 8th in Asdt with aspect of Rahu 7th year . Mars in 7th from Moon. Below 70 years .Venus in Asdt.if lords of Asdt and 8th stand in movable signs or one of them in a fixed sign and the other in a double-bodied sign. Mercury. 70 to 100 years . benefic in Asdt and benefic aspect/conjunction to 2nd & 8th.3 or 11th one planet in each sign OR two planets in any one and the other in any of the remaining two. 70 to 100 years .28 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 100 years plus . 70 to 100 years .Venus.Venus. lord of 8th in11th and Jupiter in 8th.Lords of 7th and 8th standing in 5th with aspect of Rahu 30th year. 70 to 100 years . 80 years . lord thereof in a movable sign whose dispositor is in Asdt. lord of Asdt in 8th and if these two planets are either conjunct or aspected by Jupiter. 100 years plus .Dun in 8th with conjunction/aspect of Rahu but without any connection with Saturn. 70 to 100 years .Saturn in 7th from Sun.Lords of 8th & 12th in conjunction standing in quadrants.

If Jupiter is suffering combustion in 7th or debilitated Saturn is aspecting the lord of Asdt. and if Major Period of Saturn is running at birth. divide the total by 12 and find out the balance. if in conjunction with Rahu. Death of father/mother will occur at the age of the native corresponding with the balance. . poor longevity will result. If the lords of Asdt & the 7th are quadrants/trines in conjunction with any other planet(s). if it is posited 6/8/12 In the sub period of lord of 8th in the major period of dispositor of Saturn In the sub period of Rahu in the major period of dispositor of lord of 10th In the sub period of lord of Asdt if the major period of lord of 8th was running at birth. or count that many signs from Aries. If lord of 9th is in conjunction with Rahu in any sign.29 Death of native in Sub-periods/Major Periods • • • • • • • • • In the sub period of lord of 8th in the major period of lord of 8th. Method to find out if parents are alive • Count (i) from Asdt (ii) from the sign occupied by lord of 9th or (iii) from the sign occupied by lord of 5th --> to the sign where lord of 8th is posited and divide the figure by 3. If there is exchange of signs between lords of 7th & 8th. death of father is possible. then in the major period of either of these and in the sub period of the other.only his major period years should be subjected to division by 12. Any benefic planet irrespective of whether it is in any exaltation or otherwise powerful. else predict that his father is alive. if the balance is 1. In the major period of Saturn standing in the 8th or Asdt. predict that the native's father is NOT alive. Death of father/mother will occur in the major period of the lord of the sign indicated by the balance. then in the major period of the weakest planet in the lot. If lords of 8th & 9th stay together in 11th. then total up the major period years including lord of 5th. Death of Parents • • • • if there are planets in conjunction with lord of 5th. If lord of 5th is standing alone in the horoscope. If Sun is standing in the 5th or 9th. then in the major period of the lord of 8th but in the sub period of lord of 7th. death of father is possible in the major period of the dispositor of lord of 9th. will cause death of father/mother in the former's major period.

below 70 years of age. if Jupiter and lord of 9th stay together in 9th. not only on the question of longevity but also other aspects of human life. if there is exchange of houses between lords of 9th and 11th. and Rahu's if fifth. beyond 70 years of age is known as Deerga ayush. habits.30 • To determine whether the native's mother is alive or not. Prosperity • • • • • • Jupiter in 9th. the native will enjoy good prosperity and good luck. leadership. General • • • Alpa ayush . else predict that native's mother is alive.the native will have conveyances. lord of 9th in 11th and Jupiter in 7th --. However. Readers who wish to know further about yogas on identical lines. lord of 9th in quadrants. preceptor. friends.32 years or below. Beyond 100 years is known Uthama ayush. . the native will enjoy good prosperity after 20th year. the native's prosperity goes on increasing comparable to that of a waxing Moon. Lord of Asdt in 9th.9th House Luck/Good Fortune Bhava Karakatwa Father. count from the sign in which lord of 4th is posited to the sign where lord of 8th is standing abd divide by 3. maternal uncle. wealth and wife are to be studied from the 9th. if lord of 9th has full strength and Sun has the aspect of a benefic. wealth and financial gains. there is NO definite method by which longevity of a native could be correctly determined. Major Period of Mars when it happens to be the fifth major period from birth. and if lord of Asdt is powerful. native's mother is NOT alive. Venus i deep exaltation in conjunction with lord of 9th and if Moon is standing in 9th. Some astrologers determine longevity from the Yogas operating in the horoscope. Madhya ayush . grand children. kindness or good feelings of the native. if the balance is 1. Chapter IX Bhagya Sthana . the native enjoy prosperity through father. charities. Jupiter's if sixth. will cause the death of the native. Saturn's if fourth. devotion. the native will enjoy high class prosperity. which may also be referred to by readers for additional yogas on longevity and the method of determination of probable time of death with reference to future planetary transits. may like to refer to the great book Sarwartha Chintamani of Sri Venkatesa Daivagnya (English Translation by Prof B Suryanarayana Rao of Astrological Magazine) The question of longevity as advocated in Jatakadesha are given in Ashta Varga Phala & Ashta Varga Dasa by the author at pages 72-76. some others with reference to Major Periods.

5 or 9. lord of 9th in 1. if lord of 9th is debilitated and the dispositor thereof in 9th. indicates death of father in 26th/31st year. if Sun happens to be the lord of 9th and is conjunct Mars and Saturn. the native will possess horses for conveyance. Venus and Jupiter in benefic signs. . the native will never enjoy prosperity. Paternal Prosperity • • if lord of 9th is in 11th.31 • if lord of 9th has aspect of a benefic who is standing in a benefic shastiamsa (1/60th division of a sign) and is in conjunction with lord of 3. the native will enjoy prosperity and help from father. indicates death of father in 7th or 19th year. Father's Death in particular years • • • • • • Lord of Asdt in 8th and lord of 8th in 9th indicates death off father in the 2nd or 12th year. the native will possess fast moving vehicles and pride. if Jupiter and lord of 4th are in conjunction with malefic and stay in malefic sign or 6/8/12. if Mercury has attained deep exaltation and the lord of 9th is in 9th. Sun conjunct Rahu and Saturn in 9th. if Moon in conjunction with a benefic stays in a sign owned by benefic. father will virtually be a pauper. the native will enjoy great prosperity after 36 years of age. which happens to be 2nd/4th. the native will not possess conveyances. Saturn in 2nd and Sun in 8th indicates death of father in 21st/26th/31st year. if Mars and Ketu are either in 2nd or 9th and lord of 9th in Capricorn/Aquarius. Poverty • if either lord of 9th or the 9th house itself has connection with more than one malefic and 9th lord is weaker than lord of Asdt. prosperity through brothers will result. Sun and Saturn conjunct in the 3rd indicates death of father in the 8th/22nd year. • Conveyance • • • • if lord of 4th is in 9th. indicates death of father in 5th year. Venus in 9th and Jupiter in quadrants. if either lord of 4th or Jupiter in conjunction with a benefic stays in 9th (which is owned by a benefic) the native will enjoy conveyances throughout life.

if lord of 9th is hemmed in between benefics and conjunct/aspected by Jupiter/Venus/Mercury. and the lord of Asdt is fairly strong.32 Loss of father • • • • • if lord of 9th or Sun is aspected by malefic and is at the same time conjunct Saturn/Gulika or a malefic. if lords of 9th and 4th are in invisible half of the horizon. Jupiter in 9th. if lord of 9th or Sun has attained Kroora Navamsa or neechamsa and is at the same time conjunct Saturn/Gulika. if Sun is standing in trines conjunct/aspected by Jupiter. there is a benefic in 9th. loss of father will result. loss of father will result. if lord of 9th is a benefic and Sun is powerful and if at the same time. the native will enjoy happiness from his father for a long time. the native will enjoy happiness with his father for a long time. father's death will come shortly after birth. if lords of Asdt. Father's Longevity • if lord of 9th is in deep exaltation. Relations between Father/Son • • • • if Sun is in deep exaltation in conjunction with lord of 9th and with conjunction of Jupiter the native will worship his father. the native will be the recipient of lump sum gains without effort. . 4th and 9th are in quadrants/trines. Venus in 4th (all these occurring simultaneously). then in the sub-period of Venus in the Major Period of lord of 9th. early death of father will result. there will be extraordinary financial gains. Extraordinary Financial Gains • • if Venus is in a benefic sign and conjunct with a benefic. if lord of 11th stays in 4th in conjunction with benefics. death of parents will occur in their Major Period or sub-periods. father will enjoy full longevity. with malefic aspect/conjunction and without benefic connections. the native will worship his father. Lords of Asdt and 7th if in quadrants/trines and their dispositors (both of them) are in Asdt.

If 7th lord is in 6/8/12. Relations with father • if Asdt happens to be 6/8/12 (particularly 6th or 8th) from that of father's Asdt. in conjunction with malefic. the native will be very neat and rich. the native will have NO children irrespective of the number of marriages. no such gains. No children • • if lords of 9. but is standing in inimical sign with Saturn's aspect.5 are malefics and weak and are in 6/8/12. Even if powerful lord of 5th is aspected by a benefic. which is either a benefic sign or has benefic navamsa or aspected by benefics. Neat & Rich • if lord of 9th and Jupiter stay in 10th. the native will NOT beget children. with lord of 6th. and are not aspecting the signs for which they have lordship.7. there is chance of native suffering imprisonment during the Major Periods or sub-periods of these planets. Asdt and powerful Saturn are standing together in quadrants/trines. . Imprisonment • if lords of 6h. at the time of birth. Fed on breast-milk of others • if lord of 3 is in the invisible half of the horizon. the native will enjoy dignified paraphernalia.33 Paraphernalia • if lord of 7th stays in a benefic sign in conjunction with a benefic. the native will be inimical towards his father. Those with Asdt in the 10th/2nd from father's Asdt will have great affection towards father. the native would be fed on breast-milk of others.

the native will be executing magisterial/administrative orders which have an element of cruelty. place of residence.all these have to be studies from the 10th house. means adopted for earning his livelihood -. Earnings • • if lords of Asdt and 10th occupy Asdt and 10th respectively and one of them is exalted.34 Cattle Wealth • Prosperity of cows will occur through Jupiter. Chapter X Karma Bhava . travels. lord of Asdt is powerful and Saturn is exalted. and will be performing a number of good deeds/charities. place or country ruled. through questionable sources if conjunct Rahu. through King/Govt if lord of 10th is conjunct Jupiter. . and goats through Rahu/Ketu. profession. Good Deeds • if Venus is strong and in 10th and at the same time. Earnings of the native will be from King/Government/Rich people if lord of 10th is conjunct Sun. the native will have Gyana (higher knowledge). fame. build-up and strength.10th House Profession Bhava Karakatwa • Powers enjoyed by rthe native. that of buffaloes through Saturn. Mars or Mercury. through nonBrahmins if conjunct Saturn. through his wife if lord of 10th is conjunct Venus or lord of 7th. Profession • if Sun is in 10th or has conjunction with Mars or the lord of 10th occupies a quadrant. Moon. charity. respect. the native will earn well by his pwn efforts.

if lord of 10 and Asdt stand in Asdt whilst Moon is in a quadrant/trine. If such Mercury is conjunct Rahu. if Mercury is exalted with lordship over 10th. or has conjunction/aspect of Sun. FOUR or TWO powerful planets combine in one sign and stand in quadrant/trine. if lords of 10th. If lord of 10th is conjunct a weak planet. .trine from Asdt. if lord of the navamsa occupied by the lord of 10th has connections with Saturn or lord of 6th. Ill reputed • if lords of 10th and 8th exchange signs with conjunction of a malefic in either place. and at the same time. Even if lord of 10th is not exalted. Auspicious Results • if any FIVE. Charities • • • if lord of 6th stays in 10th. 2nd and Mercury are powerful. the native will be doing good deeds. the native will be performing good deeds and charities. same results if either the 10th or its lord has the aspect of a benefic. the native will be ill-reputed. the native will be doing a good number of charities.35 • • • • • • if lord of 10th is in own house and in quadrant/trine with conjunction/aspect of Jupiter. if Mercury is exalted. the native will enjoy auspicious results. Vagabond • if lord of 10th stands in a malefic sign and if at the same time Saturn stands in 10th in conjunction with a debilitated planet. the native will be giving away large sums in charity. the native would be doing a number of good deeds. the native will turn out to be a vagabond or one without a proper profession. the profession of a native will suffer. the native will be doing good deeds/charities. opposite results will occur. the native will perform Yagnas (religious rites). the native will be doing good deeds/charities. with exaltation and if Mercury and Rahu conjointly stand in 10th. Even if lord 10 occupies 6/8/12. lord of 10th is conjunct Saturn or stays in quadrant.

with aspect of a benefic. . he will be travelling for some time and be without travels for some time. the native will enjoy bath in Ganges. the native will be travelling frequently. the native will enjoy bath in Ganges. if in a fixed sign. if Full Moon or Jupiter is conjunct Venus in a quadrant or 10th with exaltation. same result. the native will be ill-reputed. if Full Moon or Jupiter stays in a watery-sign. if in a double-bodied sign. the native will definitely take bath in Ganges. Bath in Ganges • • • • • if Rahu or Moon is in 10th. the native will acquire higher knowledge of God/soul. the native will enjoy great reputation. if lord of 10th is hemmed in between malefics or has a malefic aspect. which also happens to be the 10th. no travels. same results. Travel • if lord of 10th has attained navamsa in a movable sign. Reputation • • • if lords of 10th and 11th exchange signs and if there is Jupiter's aspect or conjunction to either. the native will be highly sexed. if Mercury stays in 12th or lord of 12th attains exaltation. the native will have mediocre reputation.36 Highly sexed • if lord of 10th is in 2nd with aspect of Mars and Saturn and if at the same time lord of 7th has malefic connections or is himself a malefic. if lord of 9th stands in a quadrant which happens to be a watery-sign. Gyana • if lord of 10th happens to be a benefic with benefic aspect/conjunction. if Sun and Saturn combine in the 10th.

10 and 5 combining in one sign with aspect of lord of Asdt will result in native becoming a big landlord or zamindar. the native will enjoy great prosperity.37 Property-Finance • if lord of 10th is exalted in conjunction with Jupiter and if lord of 9th is in 10th. Sanyasa OR Renunciation • if all the SEVEN PLANETS Sun to Saturn stand in one sign. the auspicious results to be bestowed by these 3 planets will NOT materialise. Early in February 1962. Meagre auspicious results • if dispositors of Jupiter. Landlord • Lords of 4. the native will enjoy happy life throughout. Happy Life • Lord of Asdt in 10th and lord of 10th being powerful occupies another quadrant. Venus and Mercury occupy 6/8/12. the native would become a Sanyasi (one who renounces the world). Chapter XI Laabha Bhava . all the SEVEN PLANETS combined in CAPRICORN. finance and pride.11th House Gains Bhava Karakatwa . It would be interesting to watch the efficacy of this Yoga in respect of those born then.

38 Gains. as shown under :- • • • • Raja Grahas Brahmin Grahas Vaishya Grahas Sudra Grahas Sun/Moon Jupiter/Venus Mercury Mars/Saturn thru King/Govt Brahmins Business Community Inferior castes Means or the channels through which the financial income of the native will materialise. left foot.have to be studied from the 11th house. . Gains • For the planet standing in the 11th. poetry. previous sloka. if the house happens to be exaltation. drama. income. gains from various sources will result. music servants and agricultural pursuits. profits. the native will gain from the sources indicated below := • • • • • • • Sun in 11th : Father or paternal relations Moon in 11th : Mother or maternal relations Mars in 11th : Brothers/valorous deeds Mercury in 11th : Uncles/arguments/sacrifices Jupiter in 11th : Heavy gains through elders/performance of religious rites/through study & preaching of holy scriptures Venus in 11th : Women/silver/pearls Saturn in 11th : Servants/cereals Financial income of a native will be through the community to which planet standing in or aspecting 11th belongs. or friendly house and if there is a benefic aspect. Source of Gains If a planet is standing in 11th in the manner indicated above. scriptural and religious rites women. moola-trikona. financial gains from various sources -. left ear. are given for planets in or aspecting 11th :- • • • • • • • Sun thru Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn distant relatives distant relatives on the maternal side enemies business men and maternal uncle scriptures. own house.

in the matter of wealth. Expenses • if lords of 2nd. 11th. own house etc.through inferior castes. debilitated in sign/navamsa or combust. Venus . and other good deeds. Saturn . the native's earnings will be by fair means and his earnings will be spent on temples.39 Earnings • • • if there is a benefic in 11th.wife. the native's earnings will be through fair and honourable means.through duties ordained by scriptures/religion. . Financial gains of an individual should be studied not only from the 11th from Asdt. Mercury .. earnings through means other than fair or honourable. If there is a planet in 11th enjoying full strength and is of a benefic nature. if there is a benefic as well as a malefic. Asdt and the planets aspecting these houses happen to be benefics. Jupiter . defeated in battle. the native will equal a King. the native would become a moneyed man. but also from the sign in which Jupiter Karaka for 11th is standing. Financial Status • if lord of 11th is in quadrant/trine from Asdt or Moon. relatives and son. the native will enjoy finance. depending upon the strength of the planet. if it is Mars. The native would be making these gains during the major periods and sub-periods of the planets concerned.through education. agricultural pursuits. at the same time. feeding persons belonging to the holy order. Professional Income • if Sun or Moon happens to be the lord of 11th. taking into consideration the strength of various planets and yogas affecting 11th. the native will have to resort to begging daily. pomp & riches of various kinds. or if there is a malefic in 11th and these planets have attained exaltation. treating the sign as Asdt for purposes of determining the native's income/sources. If all these planets are weak. if there is a malefic in 11th. through mixed means.

Moon or Sun (whichever is the strongest) falls. do .. so that destined results could be reaped. travel in connection with War. . astrological/astronomical pursuits. religious performances for purposes of making money. do . stealing or back-marketing. then the native stands to gain during the major period/sub-period of each of the planets in the 10th. gold. of a native as given in the Great Book SARWARTHA CHINTAMANI.. through favours from highly placed women.. teaching &c. If there are more than one planet standing in the 10th. there will be income from the sources mentioned above. Ladies if Venus .. businesses in which reasonable returns are made..40 Extracts from SARWARTHA CHINTAMANI It would be of topical interest. • Moon Purchases/sales of precious articles obtained from the sea-bed/river. agriculture. • Mercury Drawing. professions connected with drama/shows/cinema. Servants/inferior castes if Saturn is standing in 10th from Asdt or Moon During the major period/sub-period of the planets concerned. shipping & allied services. as it would greatly assist the native in striving in the right direction. to include here. making flower garlands. do . the source of income should be delineated from the sign in which the Navamsa of the lord of 10th from Asdt. do .). painting and connected arts. running public shows (drama/cinema etc. If such Lord happens to be :- • Sun the native's earnings will come thru medicines. The native would acquire wealth through • • • • • • • Father if Sun is standing in the 10th from Asdt or Moon Mother if Moon . writing books or editing. rendering advice/counsel. trades in flowers. gems.. Moon or Sun. If there are NO PLANETS at all in 10th of either Asdt. trading in cloth etc. speculation.. professions involving use of fire/heat. gambling. of Shri Venkatesa Daivagnya. Brothers if Jupiter . daring feats. the Sources of Income. Enemies/distant relatives if Mars is standing in 10th from Asdt or Moon Friends if Mercury . water. • Mars Trades in metals and implements. pearls. inciting quarrels..

if lord of 12th is in between benefics.to Hell. if benefics. if malefics . inciting bitterness and earning money thereby. the native will suffer poverty and sorrow. rendering advice. working as labourer. if a mixture of both. his soul will take re-birth on this planet. ministerial jobs. seeking favours from highly placed women. his soul will go to Heaven. gold. flowers. seeking company of and favours from the learned people and Preceptor.to Hell. Salvation • Jupiter in 12th with aspect of a benefic and the dispositor thereof in exaltation. sins. Planets aspecting 12th and those staying in there. whether the native will go to Heaven or Hell after death. following the correct path as laid down by religion. if debilitated. • Saturn Follow professions and trades which are considered to be below the dignity of the native. make the native take a re-birth. milk and milk products. trades connected with wood and skin. will cause the soul of the native to go to Heaven. the native will attain salvation. giving religious discourses and advice on morality etc. after death. teaching or giving out knowledge mostly philosophical and pertaining to soul/God. handicrafts. • Venus Purchases/sales of precious stones. left eye. household and pet animals. will go to Heaven. Heaven or Hell • • • if lord of 12th has attained exaltation.41 • Jupiter Secretarial and advisory duties.12th House Expenses Bhava Karakatwa Expenses. If they are totally malefic. to Hell. . deformities -have to be studied from the 12th house. if in equal's house. forcing people to part with money. pure water. for money. quadrupeds. pilgrimages. killing living beings/birds. in between malefics . the soul of the native. Chapter XII Vyaya Bhava .

if the 4 planets mentioned above are weak or have attained debilitation.3. The native's expenses will be in the direction indicated by the karakatwa of the planet standing in the 12th. losses due to/through men. MISCELLANEOUS Raja Yoga • • if Libra/Sagittarius or Pisces happens to be the Asdt. If malefic. Miscellaneous • • • Lord of a house. the concerned house and effects thereof will prosper. 10 or 11th houses are capable of producing Raja Yoga (Kingly Life). Karaka. the effects of the house concerned will be totally lost. expenses in the wrong directions. Daasa Yoga • Planets standing in 6/8/12 are capable of producing Daasa Yoga (Servitude). Only planets standing in 2. the native's earnings will be frittered away through questionable expenses. if a native does not possess his horoscope. with Saturn in there. if strong. if masculine. . planet staying in and planets aspecting the house.42 Expenses • • • if lord of 12th is conjunct with a malefic and a malefic is standing in 12th with malefic aspect. which incidentally is thee only means of knowing one's beneficial and difficult periods in life. if a feminine planet stays in 12th.9. losses will be due to women.4. his life will be wasted away comparable to a room without a lamp. Losses • Losses will be occasioned through the community to which the planet standing in the 12th belongs. the native will vanquish his enemies and rule over a country.

if Venus is in 6/8/12 with Parivesha or Indra Chapa. there will be loss of properties. who is standing in a quadrant. the native will possess various kinds of conveyances. the words of a native in whose horoscope Jupiter and Mercury are conjunct or opposing each other. if there is exchange of houses between lords of Asdt and 11th. the native will be highly reputed and respected even by Kings. Conveyance • Moon in 7th with his dispositor in conjunction with Venus. and Venus is in 5 or 9. poor longevity results. Loss of Property • • Saturn (who is enjoying exalted navamsa) if in 8th of lord of 9th.trine. who will receive honour from Kings. there will be loss of property. the native becomes a moneyed man who will enjoy honour from Kings. . poor longevity would result. Lord of Asdt in 6th. will be respected even by Kings. if Venus as lord of 2nd is conjunct Rahu or is nearing conjunction with Ketu. Marriage • if Venus is in Asdt and Jupiter in 7th. with lord of 6th in conjunction with lord of 10th. the native will become a learned man. the native will have marriage and enjoy marital happiness. longevity • • if lord of Asdt is debilitated and Jupiter is in 7th suffering combustion or there is aspect of Saturn on lord of Asdt.43 Honour • • • • if a double-bodied sign happens to be the Asdt and the lord thereof is in a movable sign and the dispositor thereof stands in Asdt.

those given by SUKRACHARYA. in minute detail. if both Venus an powerful Moon stand in 2 or 7 which are Maraka Sthanas. The object of this sloka appears to be to assist the astrologer when the Ascendant in any horoscope is in doubt. The writer has found . General • • • if both Jupiter and Mercury stay together in the 7th. Karakatwas (Significations) of Planets It is important to know. Loss of Brothers • if lord of 10th occupies 6. there will be loss of finance on a large scale.8 or has attained debilitation or combustion. there will be loss of brothers. the Ascendant of a person will be either the sing in which Moon is standing or its trines or the trines counted from the 7th of Moon. the fomer should be considered free from malefic effects. Karakatwas for the 12 houses have already been given in their respective chapters in the very first sloka. are given below.7. then malefic qualities of Venus will vanish. As for the planets. the Karakatwas of the 12 houses and all the planets including Rahu/Ketu and Gulika.44 Financial Losses • if there is exchange of houses between lords of 2 and 6 or the lords of 2 and 6 conjointly stay in the 6th.

women. Dwijatwam (thread ceremony) Brothers. blood. topaz. Enemy. mind. . fetters or imprisonment. happiness from father. dignified paraphernalia. implements or armour. wounds/ulcer. nature. happiness from mother. sulphur. poisonous creatures. Moon Mother. fruits.45 from experience that the Karakatwas as given by Sri Mantri Lakshmi Narayana Shastri are more exhaustive than the others and hence. money. disease. milk and allied products. strength of native. followers. authority wielded by the native. land. the same is reproduced herebelow for the benefit of the readers :- As per SUKRACHARYA Sri MLN Shastri As per Sun Soul. horse. Father Father. precious stones and shells obtained from the sea-bed or river. friends. contentment. happiness from brothers. grass. white umbrella denoting honour. brothers coral. positions like 2nd in command or heir apparent. deceiving others. mind. courage. higher knowledge. stamp of authority. medicine. eyes. nobility. royal/kingly life. catechu. red Mars leprosy. heat. clothes. fire. cows. cereals and grains. sacrificing live animals. dignity. agriculture. gold. fort. lustre. red leprosy. in the deserts. Incentive. tigers. religious sacrifice/inclinations. having to live in hillvalour. status/position occupied by the native. lions. Mercury Happiness through children. copper. bamboo. stations/mountains. perfume. fighting equipments/weapons. strength of native's hands. arguments. ruby. push. copper. bile. goats. valour. ultimate knowledge. white umbrella denoting honour. success in encounters/war. intelligence. punishments. mountains. medical treatment Mother. getting lost Truth. forests. water. peaks. quarrels. flower. valour. gold. pearls. water. liquids. land and fort.

untouchables. proficiency in planning. proficiency in (i) writing (ii) Mathematics (iii) literature (iv) handicraft (v) weaving. colourful plays/shows. purifying oneself through repetition of OM. grandfather. conducting on right lines. elephants. weapons. dance. professions such as digging of wells or boring pits or ant's nest. sexual enjoyments. Ministership. silver. service. oil. precious stones. education or learning. happiness through women and from family and married wife. dancing. education. travels.mu-vessels. driving oil expellers. Condemnation. friendship with rogues and rascals. intelligence and intellect. getting addicted to drinking. feelings towards all. ambassadorial functions. charities. coral. philosophy. fanning. hidden meaning. inferior deeds and actions. courage. base metals. reputation. slavery. knowledge of soul/God. wood- Saturn Sorrow. play/songs. sweet conversation. devotion to Lord Vishnu. connections with widows. poetical learning. ornaments. maternal uncles. fetters. children Jupiter Sacrifices. passion and happiness. blankets. vegetables. sex. conveyances or horses Ministership. strength and losses. happy meals. honour. gambling. happy cot/seat. fame. gold. grass. savage tribes.travels over water. parrots. pearls. good Wife. gold. education.46 Mathematics. cruel inclinations. betel leaves.digestive fire. household property. success. theft. harbouring evil intentions. creation. punishment. good smell of flowers. highly poisonous snakes. cages. sorrow as a result of imprisonment/defeat. footwear. valour. proficiency in teaching. handwork. devotion to learned people/brahmins. literature. respect in assemblies. imprisonment. breaking stones. black clothing. respect. humour. white clothes. pearls. astrology. grief. deep penetrating intellect. prison. rheumatism. fetters Rahu Mohammedans. interest. enjoyments generally Venus Servitude (with or without discretionary powers for native). obstacles. sons. pride. reputation. astrology. inferior trades as a slave or paid-servant or debts. conveyances. longevity. hard work. wearing apparels. . inciting quarrels. gentlemanly looks. burial grounds. prosperity.

0oo0oo0 Vidya Visharada Jyotisha Kalaanidhi Prof NN Krishna Rau.Killing living beings. liveliness. salvation. lust. getting cast away from religion. sleep. blind devotion. salvation. quarrels. having to quit native place. deceitful behaviour. MAFA (1905-1964) 0oo0oo0 .47 cutting. small pox. wearing beaded garlands. destruction. lunacy. opposition to family members. major diseases. fishing. GULIKA : . irreligious activities. ideas of renouncing family ties. knowledge of omens. fainting. Ketu Delays. bitter sorrow. committing theft. troubling others. fever. pilgrimages. life in forests. grandmother. serious encounters/battle. untidiness. accidents. knowledge. dreams. separation. adultery. frightening others. Renunciation. sins.

some of the apparent causes of failure of predictions made by many. Credit goes to a Hindu Astrologer of Bombay who at the end of 19th Century. we should not doubt the Hand of God behind each horoscope. detail in this note.Not only did the prediction come true 100% but the writer was able to witness how the saying BUDHI KARMAANU SARENA worked. Just as we believe that every pot of milk we buy contains ghee. The writer knew the native of that horoscope intimately. this is NOT a science for those who (a) learn astrology with a view to minting money with the help of planets and thus change their present plight or (b) want to test the correctness or (c) desire to change the status of a horoscope by knowing its weakness and perform shanties to overcome such weakness and thus jump over the purpose of creation or (d) desire to go against the Will of God. both the student and the professional. with an unbiased mind and the horoscope details should be approached . it is but natural they get dejected and go about asking professionals How do you read a Horoscope? I shall. Actually. with an Estate to his share of the order rupees fifty lakhs. I am also detailing the various items of information. Maharshi Parashara says. as I have been able to guess from my experience. had the rare courage to forecast beggary in the 50th year of a native. 1961* Because many a prediction made by students of Astrology fail (the most recent and glaring one being that of election of President John F Kennedy for one reason or another. One has to read a horoscope impartially.48 How Do You Read A Horoscope ? This note is dated October 31st. therefore. First and foremost.based on which an opinion could be expressed on a horoscope. must have implicit faith in God. in the first six slokas of his immortal astrological classic BRIHAT PARASHARA HORA. tables etc. this science is for those who implicitly believe in God and sayings like BUDHI KARMAANU SARENA and so on. who was only a babe in arms then. the reasons for which they are unable to detect.

one should have firm faith in Astrology and then only. Where a horoscope does not fit in for a native or where predictions go wrong. one in a thousand. Sun or Moon has to be taken into consideration. proceed further. Maha Bharatha. My fear that the Indian panchangs are not accurate is so much that in the last 15 years. BV Raman's Ayanamsa. The majority of the horoscopes that we see today are those erected with reference to such unreliable panchangs. which may not come within the rules. These have their own effects. I once came across a case where. Vakyas and what not. as all the secrets of God's creation cannot be known to mankind. if there are any strong parallel aspects between planets. Also. While noting down graha-sputa. Other phenomena to be noted are : whether any planet is in Ati Manda Gathi. as they forecast many auspicious events whilst nothing . said to be the gist of destiny. The grahana peeda for Rahu.49 in an inquiring mood with utmost respect to the planets and not as if one is going to do a simple arithmetic calculation. locate the error and rectify the horoscope. I think. Almost all the Maharshies of India including those who have compiled the Maha Vakya. today. which fooled many astrologers. Today. there may be a freak case. where there is no possibility of error. The reasons for these discrepancies are our Panchang compilers are still following the out-of-date siddhantas. there no two Panchangas (almanac or ephemeris) which tally with each other. So. Vedanta and Gita have certified and assured us that Astrology is the LIGHT with which one can read the AKSHARA MALIKA (garland of letters) written by Lord Brahma on the forehead of everyone. I also make a note if there was an eclipse (Lunar or Solar) on the preceding and following Full Moon or New Moon days. for the planetary positions are periodically verified through large telescopes. Leave them alone. possibly the graha-sputa (planetary positions expressed in signs. unless I have checked and recast the horoscope with reference to Raphael's Ephemeris for the Year of Birth and using Prof. Jyotishacharya CG Rajan of Madras openly admitted that the Vakya method of compiling panchang cannot be relied upon. lord of 5 and 10 standing in good position. I have never read or given an opinion on a horoscope. degrees and minutes) given in most Indian horoscopes do not tally with the actual positions occupied by planets on date of birth when verified with the positions given in standard ephemeris (converted to Nirayana). I have observed that parallel aspects many a time broadly act like a conjunction in one sign. Manda Gathi or Ati Seegra Gathi or Sthambana (stationary). subject to making due allowance for the difference in Ayanamsa. Veda. Like the Siamese Twins or Dionne Quintuplets. I am afraid the majority of horoscopes that we are called upon to read nowadays are wrong in certain respects. Ramayana. Now coming to the subject proper. Almost three decades ago. during the major period of Mars. almost all the top-ranking astrologers use Raphael's Ephemeris. approach the matter in a cool and dispassionate manner.

we get the bhava arambhas. opposites of these being descendant and Nadir. from these. place them in the order of their positions (ascending order by degrees). with the possibilities of Mercury and Venus finding their way into different signs when checked-up. of more than ordinary importance. I have not. There is thus the " equal . Broadly speaking. Hindu astrologers merely find out the ascending degree and also the 10th bhava madhya. as they actually stand on the horizon. Bhava chakra is of pivotal importance. BV Raman wherein he was reading the horoscopes of natives of different continents using his ayanamsa and tallying certain personal events in their lives. found any reason to forsake this ayanamsa. so far. Whilst its importance is realised. a majority of horoscopes we now handle are correct only upto Rasi Chakra . Prof BV Raman. Further. I changed over to this Ayanamsa some 20 years ago having read a number of articles by Prof. you could make out whether a planet is in subha madhya or papa madhya (hemmed in between benefics/malefics) and the proximity to one another or a malefic.even there. Ayanamsa The Ayanamsa used by me is that followed by my Guru. through whose grand-father's books I first started my study of astrology. so that. The reason for failure of a prediction need not always be due to the difference in ayanamsa. This is called for only in cases where actual readings begin to fail and not in all cases as a rule. Navamsa is compared to the roots of a tree. erect the Rasi Chakra placing (within the signs) the planets. Remember the adage GRAHANAAM AMSAKAM BALAM. subha madhyama for a planet enables it to confer benefic effects more than what the present astrologers estimate.50 like that happened and the reason I found was that the Lord of major period (Mars) was stationary on the day of birth. Subha madhyama or papa madhyama occurs rather rarely and is certainly. I have explained a method of rectification based on actual events in life and adjusting Garba Sista. It may be due to wrong time of birth or not reading a horoscope with correct graha-sputa or failure to do rectification of a horoscope where needed. Further. Rectification There is almost a fancy for many to rectify a horoscope. Navamsa chakra should be drawn as the astrologer can estimate the kshetra bala of a planet from this and Rasi chakra. from Rasi Chakra itself. Where there are two or planets. Having ascertained the correct graha-sputa.

Quite possibly. Aspects In many cases. subha/papa graha madhya (b) proximity to malefic/benefic if any in same sign (c) the gravity of combustion if any or planetary battle and (d) lordship of a planet in exact proportion. so that while giving predictions. this system may not be found wanting. To ensure greater mathematical accuracy. In other words. events not forecast. It happens. In other words. Navamsa.51 house " system followed at least for every 3 houses put together. this system is good enough for Equatorial Regions and say up to 15° on either side of the Equator. Having worked out this type of Bhava Chakra. in many cases. the astrologer sees (a) whether a planet is in bhava sandhi or Rasi sandhi. This system is known as Placidian. Dasamsa (profession) and any other chakra necessary in a particular case are drawn in traditional style. planets like Saturn who own two signs. thereafter. I think this is one reason why. The Bhava Chakra (Nirayana) alone is drawn by me in circular fashion (in Western fashion) showing the Bhava Arambha of each house (in place of the cusp points) and planets are inserted in the same manner as if it were a Western Horoscope. aspects are not assessed in a realistic manner. the individual cusps are obtained for each latitude. for major part of India. I cast the Bhava Chakra using Western methods and the Table of Houses published by Raphael's . Similarly. The astrologer having a look at the traditional Bhava Chakra (in the absence of Bhava arambhas) reckons lordship over 2 houses and bases his predictions on that. is exactly Western. Thus. whereas the astrologer would be giving predictions based on one lordship only following the Bhava Chakra drawn by him in Hindu fashion. it is converted into Nirayana. thus having two lordships. For instance. The 7th house aspect between a planet say. aspects are being considered as if there's a wall at the end of . may in fact be having lordship over 3 or 4 houses. in the first navamsa of Pisces and another in the last navamsa of Virgo is taken as full. suddenly spring up causing bewilderment both to the native and the astrologer. with the help of which. the entire chart is converted into Nirayana by deducting the Ayanamsa. the methods of casting a horoscope and compiling graha-sputa I follow. in many major periods and subperiods. using the same ayanamsa used for conversion of graha-sputa of the horoscope. The Rasi. that planets like Sun and Moon will be owning say half of one house and half of another. an aspect between a planet in the last navamsa of Pisces and another planet in the first navamsa of Libra is ignored for the latter happens to be in the 8th sign from Pisces.

is also a reason for failure of predictions. In brief. so that the strength of a planet can be assessed and used for determining the quantum of auspicious/inauspicious effects. Not taking note of all yogas in a horoscope. but no notice is taken of them. For instance.Appendix E. the yoga effects should also be considered at all stages. is sure to take the native higher up.Opposite conditions bring in one of the Ava Yogas indicating malefic results. Aspects should be considered somewhat on the lines of the graph given below : though it may not be necessary to work out the aspect strength mathematically. two or three yogas are likely to be found in a number of horoscopes. Yogas All the yogas operating on a horoscope. Sayanadi Avasthas Sayana Avasthas of the 9 planets and their effects (vide BRIAHT PARASHARA HORA) have to be found out and used in giving predictions concerning Major periods/Sub-periods. the strength of planets on the lines of VIMSOPAKBALA as enunciated by Maharshi Parashara in his BRIHAT PARASHARA HORA. is the minimum requirement. one of the Chamaraadi Yogas arises concerning that house. It should be remembered that an inauspicious yoga is like a drop of poison in a pot of milk. Dasa Varga Tabulation Ascertain from the Dasa Varga table.52 each sign. the . One. Yogas applying to the 12 houses in a horoscope are given bhava-wise in SECRETS OF KERALA ASTROLOGY and HORA RATNA MALA I would draw the attention of readers to the set of CHAMARAADI YOGAS in Appndix B of HORA RATNA MALA. consideration of the 120 yogas given in Hora Ratna Maala . if the lord of a house is strongly placed and the house itself is either conjunct or aspected by a benefic. When it does occur in some one's Surya Dasa. assuming both are weak also ? Such insignificant Yogas should be discounted. should be noted along with their effects and whenever a planet is considered. Whilst there are actually lakhs of yogas. What is the use of Kesari Yoga between Jupiter as Lord of 8th and Moon as Lord of 12th. The same Kesari Yoga between Jupiter as Lord of 9th and Moon as Lord of Asdt and if both are strong. auspicious as well as inauspicious. SUN in NIDRA Avastha is said to cause Oedema.

but he is on his own star and in Ascendant. marriage. Further. but consider whether it has any of the shad-bala (six kinds of strength). Ashtaka Varga The method of ascertaining longevity by the Ashtaka Varga has been stated by Maharshies to be the best among all the known methods ASHTAKA VARGA DASA MAARGAM SAVESHAM UTTAMOTHAMAM. birth. Nakshatra Chakra Almost the whole of Nadi Jyotisha is based on the constellation on which the planets are standing. Seldom do we see horoscopes giving details of this type. These effects are given in Nadi Jyotisha published by Meena or in the Novermber 1954 issue of Astrological Magazine. What is the use of Jupiter transiting your second house from Moon Sign if there are no bindus in that sign in Jupiter's Bhinna Ashta Varga ? There is a belief among learned astrologers that future indicated by the Ashtaka Varga methodology never fail. sex. Ashtaka Varga is the method by which the day to day transit effects could be deduced. for the astrologer has not worked out these avasthas and hence. number of children can all be predicted . Shad bala Do not condemn a planet the moment you see it in debilitation or debilitated navamsa. contributing to positional strength. A planet standing in its own house is said to be Swakshetra. page 780. whilst a planet on its own star is said to be in Sookshma Swakshetra. Even though Mercury is debilitated. his own star. there is a difference when such Mercury is standing on REVATI. Again. In the Example Horoscope. Find out the constellation on which the 9 planets are standing and note down their effects. the very same Ashtaka Varga tables could be used for assessing the transit effects throughout the course of life of a native. Assess even roughly how it stands with regard to each one of the six kinds of strength. Mercury is in debilitation. not predicted it. Even the dates of important events like death of father/mother. Another sloka by Maharshies say that it is only through the Ashtaka Varga that the impact of a malefic yoga on a horoscope or the goodness of an auspicious yoga could be be assessed or weighed.53 native gets bewildered.

Call this (2) Nakshatra chakra. Similarly. academic achievement etc. Major Period/sub-period effects (Vimshottari) Maharshi Parashara.on a separate sheet of paper. We have thus far found out the various yogas in a horoscope. Sookshma and Prana Dasas. Only a few Maharshies have written about effects of Maha Dasa.5. I am convinced that omission of Gulika altogether does contribute to a partial failure of predictions. if any. Note these on a separate sheet of paper. standing in own house/enemy house etc. combustion etc. how good a horosocope is and to what heights the native would go on the material plane.) All these inputs help an astrologer form his opinion. If one knows the date and time of any important event in one's life. call this (1) Yoga phala. The sum of the status of all the 9 planets. While so doing. Planets standing on stars owned by lords of 1. with individual effects. Other Dasa System cannot stand in comparison with Vimshottari in many respects. such as an accident. who wrote the first great book on Astrology. make a note of the constellations on which the 9 planets stand at birth. standing on their own star or on auspicious stars. narrow escapes. Samudaya Ashta Varga and their effects. and only where it fails.. Gulika Gulika is accepted as a sub-planet only in Kerala and parts of South India.9.. Whenever a doubt arises regarding the correctness of Ascendant in a horoscope. standing on special star. and in remarks column. Kerala astrologers treat the Asdt as correct if Gulika is in Asdt or in trines. These can be made use of in cases where rectification of birth time is required.minutes) of the 9 planets. Asdt and Gulika -. degrees. Rasmi Chintha There is no doubt that this methodology provides us with an easy yard-stick to determine in a few minutes. Others ignore it. says that Vimshottari Dasa System is the best. the Asdt. Chidra. (3) Sayanadi Avasthas of planets and their effects (4) Ashta Varga tables for all the 9 planets. The position occupied by Gulika is as much a virtual point as Rahu/Ketu.10 acquire a special power to confer good effects. make a note of the planets. note down important points (such as Yoga associated with. both in bhava phala and in major period/subperiod effects. The sub-planet is looked at so reverently.54 from the same set of charts. (5) Note the graha-sputa (position of the planets in sings. . number of bindus in Ashta Varga. indicates the summit (or height) which the native will ultimately reach/attain. Ascendant and Gulika. should Kala Chakra Dasa be relied upon.

Morals from other texts A careful perusal of Sukra Kerala Rahasya (Secrets of Kerala Astrology) reveals that opinion on a house has to be pronounced with reference to :a. the bhava rasi b. Whilst giving predictions concerning effects of any future sub-period in any major period. planets aspecting that house. they are the executive officers. it gives the special effects for different conjunctions/aspects on the lord of the sub-period. If any two are GOOD and the rest poor. Moon and Jupiter. auspicious effects arise and when transits are not fabourable. Miracles may have occurred in individual cases to the extent justified by a native's horoscope. Whichever Major Period may be running. and whether they are favourable or otherwise. namely. I am personally of the opinion that there is a limit to depending on these. In general. It also includes Dasa Phala under Dravida Shastra which gives the particular months and stars when some notable events are likely. planets standing therein d. For instance. lord of the bhava c. Garba Shishta (balance of Major Period at birth) may be arrived at using the chart for the same given in Brihat Parashara Hora. the actual givers of any benefic/malefic effects to a native are Sun. inauspicious effects come to the fore. based the degree occupied by Moon at birth rather than based on tithi/lunar day. a shanty cannot produce effects beyond what is indicated in a horoscope.55 rectification could be made if events do not tally with the ongoing Sookshma/Prana dasa. however. It is only through these planets. a man destined to suffer poverty cannot be turned into a rich man by any amount of shanty nor can one destined to suffer diseases be totally relieved of the same by chanting AROGYA SOOKTA. do consider the transits that are going to occur then. Shanties Whilst we hear about the wonders played by shanties. mediocre or average. when favourable transits take place. bhava phala will be . The English translation MAHA DASA PHALA & BUKTI PHALA is unique in one respect. Make full use of these. benefic/malefic effects are presented to a native.

Nakshatra chakra with phala e.. reading Maha Dasa and Bukti Phala with reference to transits that take place when the bukti runs.000 - . I am convinced that the greater the attention paid to a horoscope.. Sayanadi Avasthas and effects d. the greater is the accuracy of prediction and that. 1961. Having translated so many works on Astrology. look also to its navamsa and the lord of such navamsa. Navamsa.56 average. 1961 [This is an edited version of the article written on 31st October.N N Krishna Rau October 31. Times have changed. the following data. OM SADGURU PARAMATHMANE NAMAHA OM NAMO BHAGAVATHE SIVANANDAYA sd/. is a MUST : a. A similar moral from Sarwartha Chintamani (English Translation by Prof. the planet under consideration is taken to be strong. Bhava and Dasamsa Chakras c. Correct graha-sputa b. Here is a yard-stick to measure bhava phala. Rasi. However.publisher] . If all these are strong. the Ayanamsa used still vary. Computerised Horoscopes are the in thing today. get a FREE Computerised Horoscope and apply corrections with reference to Raphael's Ephemeris OR Chaithra Paksha Panchang ---. Under these conditions. Suryanarayana Rao is a must-read . Ashta Varga Phala for all the planets and Asdt f. publisher) is when considering a planet.

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