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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.

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

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

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

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

there will birth of brothers. if they occupy feminine signs Napumsaka (eunuch) navamsa namely Gemini. Sun stays in the 3rd. and Mars in a malefic sign indicates negligible number of brothers. 4 and Mars stay in 3rd and if at the same time that sign happens to be exaltation for one of them. 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. the native will have more sisters than brothers. Brothers . birth of younger brothers/sisters will be unsatisfactory. will result in the native having no siblings. Asdt to 7th via 4th. Conjunction of lord 3 and 4 in the 4th house with malefic aspect. there will be very good brotherly affinity during the entire life time of the native. Capricorn and Aquarius. and there is absence of benefic aspect/conjunction to the 3rd house and lord of 3. Lord of 3 in invisible half of the horizon. if both Mars and the lord of 3rd stay in Gemini/Virgo with conjunction/aspect of Jupiter and Sun.Virgo. then there will be loss of brother/sister younger to the native. with conjunction/aspect of a malefic.Music . 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. the native will have only sisters and no brothers. the mere presence of a malefic in 3rd. Rahu or Saturn in 3rd and the lord of 3 in 6/8/12. More Sisters • if Mars and lord of 3rd as also the 3rd house occupying/falling in feminine signs and occupy feminine navamsas too. if lord of Asdt and 3rd are in conjunction or have mutual aspect or exchange of signs of between them. will result in the native having no siblings. if lords of 3. but if they stay in malefic signs other than 6/8/12.10 • • • if both Mars and the lord of 3rd are in masculine signs/navamsas. in a masculine sign. Loss of Brother/Sister • • • • • • • • • There will be loss of brothers/sisters if both lord of 3 and Mars stay in 6/8/12. however. Even if there is aspect/conjunction of Jupiter to the 3rd house in addition to other benefic aspects. is enough indication that there will be loss of brothers/sisters.

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

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

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

the native will gain harem/palace. Respect from relatives • if lord of 4th is conjunct/aspected by benefic(s).Rahu. and at the same time Moon is powerful in the horoscope. the native will enjoy financial and household properties through hsi brother. stays in 4th and if there is connection of Mars to the 4th. the native will gain abandoned or hidden property. if one of the 3 planets . the native will be the poorest financially amongst his relatives. . 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. Cattle Wealth • • if lord of Asdt and 4th exchange houses. horses and other quadrupeds. the native would be respected by all his relatives. combines with Venus and Moon. 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. the native will enjoy cattle wealth. 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 gain abandoned or hidden property. and there is a benefic aspect to both. the native will possess elephants. 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.

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

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

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

the native will beget good children. and if such lord of 5th also attains a female navamsa or stands in a feminine sign. 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. if lord of 5th is conjunct/aspected by malefic and if at the same time 5th has malefics on either side. few but lean children. if the 5th happens to be one of the signs owned by Mercury or Saturn and at the same time.18 • • • if lord of Asdt stands in 5th and if at the same time. if there are weak malefics in the 5th of (i) Jupiter (ii) Asdt and (iii) Moon without benefic aspect or benefic connections. NO CHILDREN AT ALL. there will birth and loss of children. Birth & Loss of Children • Mars in 5th and lord of Asdt in 4th. Loss of Children • • if lords of 5th and 8th exchange signs and there is absence of benefic aspect on either of them. 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. in Cancer and Aquarius. there will be NO birth of children. Jupiter in Pisces denotes very few children. in Sagittarius. and has the aspect of lord of 6th. there will be birth of a child outside wedlock. there will be loss of children. 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 • • • • • if Venus or Moon happens to be the lord of 5th. lord of 5th and Jupiter are powerful. 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. whilst the native will be marrying a number of times. he will NOT have any children. there will be loss of children.

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

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

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

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

own navamsa etc. • • • • • • • • 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. will result in marriage in 11th year or early marriage. Venus in 7th/9th. the native may be married to one or more. Lord of 8 in 8th and lord of Asdt in the company of Venus indicates marriage in 25th/33rd year. Venus in quadrants from Asdt and Saturn in 7th of Venus indicates marriage in the 12th/19th year.occurring at the time mentioned above. Venus in 5th and Rahu in 11th will result in native getting married in 17th/32nd year. Venus in the 7th of Moon and Saturn in 7th of Venus will result in marriage in 18th year. Venus in 5th and dispositor thereof in 9th will result in marriage in the 22nd or 27th year. Exchange of houses between lords of Asdt and 7th will result in marriage in the 14th/20th 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 . Lord of 7th in 11th and lord of Asdt in 10th will result in native's marriage in his 15th year.Aquarius. and lord of 7th in 7th of Venus will result in native's marriage in the 33rd year.23 • Venus in quadrants from Asdt and the lord of Asdt in Capricorn.

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

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

26 • • Venus in Capricorn/Aquarius or having his navamsa therein and in conjunction of Saturn and with aspect of Moon. the native will be evincing interest in women other than wife. 8 or 12. lord of 7th in 12th. the native cause destruction of the family or murder her husband. Father with Loose Character • if lords of 7th. . lord of 7th in debilitation or combustion or 6/8/12 with malefic aspect and at the same time. Interest in Other Women • if any of the 4 planets viz. lords of 3rd.6th. morally. a loose character. and if at the same Venus is powerless. Bereft of Happiness from Wife • • Saturn in 7th. 6th and 4th conjointly stay in the 9th. and the dispositor thereof in the invisible half of horizon.7th or Venus stay in Asdt. the native will marry a second time. there is also a conjunction/aspect of a malefic to the 7th. 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. the native will not enjoy happiness from his wife. would result in the native getting sexually perverted. father of the native will have. in conjunction with a malefic. Second Marriage • if Mars is standing in 7. the native will never enjoy marital happiness. 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.

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

Below 70 years . Death of native in particular years : • • • • 5th year .Dun in 8th with conjunction/aspect of Rahu but without any connection with Saturn. 70 to 100 years . 74 tears .lord of 8 in 3rd and lord of Asdt in 8th.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. 50 years . 70 to 100 years .exchange of houses between lords of 8th and 12th.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 . Moon in 7th and Jupiter in quadrants from Venus.lord of 8th in 12th and lord of 12th in 9th. Jupiter standing in 2. Mars in 7th from Moon.if a fixed sign happens to be Asdt. lord of 8th in a friendly sign and if there are benefic(s) in both 5th and 2nd. Mercury.lord of 8 in 5th.Venus in Asdt. Mercury. 75 years .Lords of Asdt & 8th standing in movable signs or one of them in a fixed sign and the other in a double-bodies sign.9 or 12. Below 40 years . Below 50 years .8.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 9th in conjunction with lord of 8th standing in the 10th. 70 to 100 years . benefic in Asdt and benefic aspect/conjunction to 2nd & 8th.Venus. Below 32 years . 70 to 100 years .6.6 and 11th.Venus. 70 to 100 years . Below 32 years . Mercury. lord of 8th in11th and Jupiter in 8th.lord of 8th in 6/8/12 wirh dispositor thereof in Asdt. 100 years .Lord of Asdt exalted.Jupiter in quadrants and at the same time. 70 to 100 years . Below 70 years . lord of Asdt in 8th and if these two planets are either conjunct or aspected by Jupiter.Lords of 8th & 12th in conjunction standing in quadrants.lord of 8th with exaltation standing in Asdt or 11th. 70 to 100 years . and benefic(s) aspecting the 8th house.Lord of 8th in Asdt with aspect of Rahu 7th year .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. and if these two planets are conjunct/aspected by Jupiter. Jupiter standing in 5.Lords of 7th and 9th standing in 8th 8th year . 100 years . 70 to 100 years .Lords of 7th and 8th standing in 5th with aspect of Rahu 30th year.Malefics in 3.Lords of Asdt and 10th staying in 8th with aspect of Rahu .lord of 3 in conjunction with or aspected by 2 malefics.lord of 2nd in quadrants in conjunction with lord of 12th with aspect of Saturn. 100 years plus .6 and 11th and benefics in quadrants and trines and lord of Asdt staying anywhere with strength. lord thereof in a movable sign whose dispositor is in Asdt.lord of 10 in 8th. 32 years .Saturn in 7th from Sun. 70 to 100 years .all malefics standing in 3.lord of 9th in conjunction with lord of 8th standing in 10th with aspect of Rahu. 80 years . 70 to 100 years . Jupiter in quadrants. 100 years .Venus.

only his major period years should be subjected to division by 12. If lords of 8th & 9th stay together in 11th. . If the lords of Asdt & the 7th are quadrants/trines in conjunction with any other planet(s). If lord of 5th is standing alone in the horoscope. then in the major period of the lord of 8th but in the sub period of lord of 7th. In the major period of Saturn standing in the 8th or Asdt. 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 3.29 Death of native in Sub-periods/Major Periods • • • • • • • • • In the sub period of lord of 8th in the major period of lord of 8th. then in the major period of either of these and in the sub period of the other. death of father is possible in the major period of the dispositor of lord of 9th. Death of father/mother will occur at the age of the native corresponding with the balance. if the balance is 1. divide the total by 12 and find out the balance. If Sun is standing in the 5th or 9th. death of father is possible. Death of Parents • • • • if there are planets in conjunction with lord of 5th. if in conjunction with Rahu. 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. If Jupiter is suffering combustion in 7th or debilitated Saturn is aspecting the lord of Asdt. will cause death of father/mother in the former's major period. poor longevity will result. and if Major Period of Saturn is running at birth. If there is exchange of signs between lords of 7th & 8th. else predict that his father is alive. Any benefic planet irrespective of whether it is in any exaltation or otherwise powerful. predict that the native's father is NOT alive. then total up the major period years including lord of 5th. If lord of 9th is in conjunction with Rahu in any sign. then in the major period of the weakest planet in the lot. or count that many signs from Aries. Death of father/mother will occur in the major period of the lord of the sign indicated by the balance.

Readers who wish to know further about yogas on identical lines. charities. the native will enjoy good prosperity and good luck. .30 • To determine whether the native's mother is alive or not. However. if lord of 9th has full strength and Sun has the aspect of a benefic. lord of 9th in quadrants. Saturn's if fourth. if Jupiter and lord of 9th stay together in 9th. Madhya ayush . friends. the native enjoy prosperity through father. if the balance is 1. kindness or good feelings of the native. the native will enjoy high class prosperity. count from the sign in which lord of 4th is posited to the sign where lord of 8th is standing abd divide by 3. Lord of Asdt in 9th. beyond 70 years of age is known as Deerga ayush. lord of 9th in 11th and Jupiter in 7th --.below 70 years of age. Jupiter's if sixth.32 years or below. maternal uncle. will cause the death of the native. preceptor. Chapter IX Bhagya Sthana . native's mother is NOT alive. if there is exchange of houses between lords of 9th and 11th. Some astrologers determine longevity from the Yogas operating in the horoscope. grand children. and Rahu's if fifth.9th House Luck/Good Fortune Bhava Karakatwa Father.the native will have conveyances. some others with reference to Major Periods. 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. and if lord of Asdt is powerful. Venus i deep exaltation in conjunction with lord of 9th and if Moon is standing in 9th. 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. 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. habits. Beyond 100 years is known Uthama ayush. wealth and financial gains. the native's prosperity goes on increasing comparable to that of a waxing Moon. the native will enjoy good prosperity after 20th year. else predict that native's mother is alive. wealth and wife are to be studied from the 9th. not only on the question of longevity but also other aspects of human life. Prosperity • • • • • • Jupiter in 9th. leadership. devotion. General • • • Alpa ayush .

Saturn in 2nd and Sun in 8th indicates death of father in 21st/26th/31st year.5 or 9. which happens to be 2nd/4th. lord of 9th in 1. the native will possess horses for conveyance. • Conveyance • • • • if lord of 4th is in 9th. if Mercury has attained deep exaltation and the lord of 9th is in 9th. father will virtually be a pauper. Sun and Saturn conjunct in the 3rd indicates death of father in the 8th/22nd year. indicates death of father in 7th or 19th year. Sun conjunct Rahu and Saturn in 9th.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 possess fast moving vehicles and pride. indicates death of father in 5th year. Paternal Prosperity • • if lord of 9th is in 11th. the native will not possess conveyances. Venus in 9th and Jupiter in quadrants. the native will enjoy prosperity and help from father. the native will never enjoy prosperity. . if Sun happens to be the lord of 9th and is conjunct Mars and Saturn. if Mars and Ketu are either in 2nd or 9th and lord of 9th in Capricorn/Aquarius. if Moon in conjunction with a benefic stays in a sign owned by benefic. prosperity through brothers will result. indicates death of father in 26th/31st 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. if Jupiter and lord of 4th are in conjunction with malefic and stay in malefic sign or 6/8/12. 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. the native will enjoy great prosperity after 36 years of age. 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 debilitated and the dispositor thereof in 9th. Venus and Jupiter in benefic signs.

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

the native will enjoy dignified paraphernalia. the native will be very neat and rich. 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. in conjunction with malefic.7. Fed on breast-milk of others • if lord of 3 is in the invisible half of the horizon. Asdt and powerful Saturn are standing together in quadrants/trines. and are not aspecting the signs for which they have lordship. . the native will be inimical towards his father. with lord of 6th. No children • • if lords of 9.5 are malefics and weak and are in 6/8/12. Neat & Rich • if lord of 9th and Jupiter stay in 10th. but is standing in inimical sign with Saturn's aspect. Imprisonment • if lords of 6h. the native will have NO children irrespective of the number of marriages. at the time of birth.33 Paraphernalia • if lord of 7th stays in a benefic sign in conjunction with a benefic. the native will NOT beget children. which is either a benefic sign or has benefic navamsa or aspected by benefics. Even if powerful lord of 5th is aspected by a benefic. there is chance of native suffering imprisonment during the Major Periods or sub-periods of these planets. no such gains. Relations with father • if Asdt happens to be 6/8/12 (particularly 6th or 8th) from that of father's Asdt. If 7th lord is in 6/8/12.

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

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

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

Meagre auspicious results • if dispositors of Jupiter. finance and pride. the auspicious results to be bestowed by these 3 planets will NOT materialise. It would be interesting to watch the efficacy of this Yoga in respect of those born then. all the SEVEN PLANETS combined in CAPRICORN. Chapter XI Laabha Bhava . Landlord • Lords of 4. Venus and Mercury occupy 6/8/12.37 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.11th House Gains Bhava Karakatwa . the native will enjoy happy life throughout. the native would become a Sanyasi (one who renounces the world). the native will enjoy great prosperity. 10 and 5 combining in one sign with aspect of lord of Asdt will result in native becoming a big landlord or zamindar. Early in February 1962. Happy Life • Lord of Asdt in 10th and lord of 10th being powerful occupies another quadrant.

own house. left ear. music servants and agricultural pursuits. if the house happens to be exaltation.38 Gains. income. poetry. moola-trikona. drama. previous sloka.have to be studied from the 11th house. or friendly house and if there is a benefic aspect. scriptural and religious rites women. 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. financial gains from various sources -. gains from various sources will result. 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. Gains • For the planet standing in the 11th. 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. Source of Gains If a planet is standing in 11th in the manner indicated above. . left foot.

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

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

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

his life will be wasted away comparable to a room without a lamp. planet staying in and planets aspecting the house. losses due to/through men.9. if strong. Daasa Yoga • Planets standing in 6/8/12 are capable of producing Daasa Yoga (Servitude). the native's earnings will be frittered away through questionable expenses. the concerned house and effects thereof will prosper. the native will vanquish his enemies and rule over a country. 10 or 11th houses are capable of producing Raja Yoga (Kingly Life). the effects of the house concerned will be totally lost. expenses in the wrong directions. losses will be due to women. If malefic. which incidentally is thee only means of knowing one's beneficial and difficult periods in life. if masculine. Miscellaneous • • • Lord of a house. if the 4 planets mentioned above are weak or have attained debilitation. if a native does not possess his horoscope.42 Expenses • • • if lord of 12th is conjunct with a malefic and a malefic is standing in 12th with malefic aspect. Only planets standing in 2. Losses • Losses will be occasioned through the community to which the planet standing in the 12th belongs. . MISCELLANEOUS Raja Yoga • • if Libra/Sagittarius or Pisces happens to be the Asdt. Karaka. if a feminine planet stays in 12th. with Saturn in there. The native's expenses will be in the direction indicated by the karakatwa of the planet standing in the 12th.3.4.

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

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. Karakatwas (Significations) of Planets It is important to know. then malefic qualities of Venus will vanish. there will be loss of finance on a large scale. The writer has found . 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. Loss of Brothers • if lord of 10th occupies 6.8 or has attained debilitation or combustion.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. in minute detail. the Karakatwas of the 12 houses and all the planets including Rahu/Ketu and Gulika. the fomer should be considered free from malefic effects. those given by SUKRACHARYA.7. General • • • if both Jupiter and Mercury stay together in the 7th. are given below. there will be loss of brothers. As for the planets. Karakatwas for the 12 houses have already been given in their respective chapters in the very first sloka.

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

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

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

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.48 How Do You Read A Horoscope ? This note is dated October 31st. The writer knew the native of that horoscope intimately. had the rare courage to forecast beggary in the 50th year of a native.based on which an opinion could be expressed on a horoscope. Credit goes to a Hindu Astrologer of Bombay who at the end of 19th Century. who was only a babe in arms then. 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. I am also detailing the various items of information. we should not doubt the Hand of God behind each horoscope. both the student and the professional. Just as we believe that every pot of milk we buy contains ghee. with an Estate to his share of the order rupees fifty lakhs. this science is for those who implicitly believe in God and sayings like BUDHI KARMAANU SARENA and so on. Actually. therefore. in the first six slokas of his immortal astrological classic BRIHAT PARASHARA HORA. Maharshi Parashara says.Not only did the prediction come true 100% but the writer was able to witness how the saying BUDHI KARMAANU SARENA worked. the reasons for which they are unable to detect. some of the apparent causes of failure of predictions made by many. One has to read a horoscope impartially. detail in this note. it is but natural they get dejected and go about asking professionals How do you read a Horoscope? I shall. as I have been able to guess from my experience. First and foremost. with an unbiased mind and the horoscope details should be approached . tables etc. must have implicit faith in God.

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

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

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

For instance. should be noted along with their effects and whenever a planet is considered. Yogas All the yogas operating on a horoscope. the . assuming both are weak also ? Such insignificant Yogas should be discounted. auspicious as well as inauspicious. two or three yogas are likely to be found in a number of horoscopes. The same Kesari Yoga between Jupiter as Lord of 9th and Moon as Lord of Asdt and if both are strong. Dasa Varga Tabulation Ascertain from the Dasa Varga table. Whilst there are actually lakhs of yogas. Not taking note of all yogas in a horoscope. consideration of the 120 yogas given in Hora Ratna Maala . It should be remembered that an inauspicious yoga is like a drop of poison in a pot of milk. 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. is the minimum requirement. In brief.Opposite conditions bring in one of the Ava Yogas indicating malefic results. 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. What is the use of Kesari Yoga between Jupiter as Lord of 8th and Moon as Lord of 12th. but no notice is taken of them. the strength of planets on the lines of VIMSOPAKBALA as enunciated by Maharshi Parashara in his BRIHAT PARASHARA HORA. 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. 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.52 each sign. is also a reason for failure of predictions.Appendix E. One. one of the Chamaraadi Yogas arises concerning that house. is sure to take the native higher up. so that the strength of a planet can be assessed and used for determining the quantum of auspicious/inauspicious effects. the yoga effects should also be considered at all stages. SUN in NIDRA Avastha is said to cause Oedema.

page 780. birth. but he is on his own star and in Ascendant. Shad bala Do not condemn a planet the moment you see it in debilitation or debilitated navamsa. Ashtaka Varga is the method by which the day to day transit effects could be deduced. but consider whether it has any of the shad-bala (six kinds of strength). contributing to positional strength. Seldom do we see horoscopes giving details of this type. Nakshatra Chakra Almost the whole of Nadi Jyotisha is based on the constellation on which the planets are standing. 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. there is a difference when such Mercury is standing on REVATI. A planet standing in its own house is said to be Swakshetra. 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. Again. Mercury is in debilitation. Further. whilst a planet on its own star is said to be in Sookshma Swakshetra. Even the dates of important events like death of father/mother. his own star. the very same Ashtaka Varga tables could be used for assessing the transit effects throughout the course of life of a native. Even though Mercury is debilitated. sex. In the Example Horoscope. number of children can all be predicted . for the astrologer has not worked out these avasthas and hence. 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. These effects are given in Nadi Jyotisha published by Meena or in the Novermber 1954 issue of Astrological Magazine. Assess even roughly how it stands with regard to each one of the six kinds of strength. Find out the constellation on which the 9 planets are standing and note down their effects. marriage. not predicted it.

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

It also includes Dasa Phala under Dravida Shastra which gives the particular months and stars when some notable events are likely. auspicious effects arise and when transits are not fabourable. I am personally of the opinion that there is a limit to depending on these. inauspicious effects come to the fore. planets aspecting that house. It is only through these planets. Whichever Major Period may be running. and whether they are favourable or otherwise. In general. The English translation MAHA DASA PHALA & BUKTI PHALA is unique in one respect. Whilst giving predictions concerning effects of any future sub-period in any major period. namely.55 rectification could be made if events do not tally with the ongoing Sookshma/Prana dasa. Miracles may have occurred in individual cases to the extent justified by a native's horoscope. the bhava rasi b. Make full use of these. bhava phala will be . Shanties Whilst we hear about the wonders played by shanties. 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. benefic/malefic effects are presented to a native. it gives the special effects for different conjunctions/aspects on the lord of the sub-period. Garba Shishta (balance of Major Period at birth) may be arrived at using the chart for the same given in Brihat Parashara Hora. If any two are GOOD and the rest poor. planets standing therein d. the actual givers of any benefic/malefic effects to a native are Sun. 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. lord of the bhava c. when favourable transits take place. mediocre or average. a shanty cannot produce effects beyond what is indicated in a horoscope. they are the executive officers. however. Moon and Jupiter. based the degree occupied by Moon at birth rather than based on tithi/lunar day. For instance.

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

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