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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

if Moon in conjunction with a benefic stays in a sign owned by benefic. lord of 9th in 1. if lord of 9th is debilitated and the dispositor thereof in 9th. Saturn in 2nd and Sun in 8th indicates death of father in 21st/26th/31st year. 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. the native will not possess conveyances. indicates death of father in 5th year. father will virtually be a pauper. if Mars and Ketu are either in 2nd or 9th and lord of 9th in Capricorn/Aquarius. . the native will enjoy prosperity and help from father. if Sun happens to be the lord of 9th and is conjunct Mars and Saturn. indicates death of father in 7th or 19th year. Sun conjunct Rahu and Saturn in 9th. Venus and Jupiter in benefic signs. indicates death of father in 26th/31st year. the native will possess horses for conveyance. if Jupiter and lord of 4th are in conjunction with malefic and stay in malefic sign or 6/8/12.5 or 9. the native will enjoy great prosperity after 36 years of age. • Conveyance • • • • if lord of 4th is in 9th. 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. Paternal Prosperity • • if lord of 9th is in 11th. which happens to be 2nd/4th. prosperity through brothers will result. Venus in 9th and Jupiter in quadrants. if Mercury has attained deep exaltation and the lord of 9th is in 9th. the native will possess fast moving vehicles and pride. 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. Sun and Saturn conjunct in the 3rd indicates death of father in the 8th/22nd year. the native will never enjoy prosperity.31 • if lord of 9th has aspect of a benefic who is standing in a benefic shastiamsa (1/60th division of a sign) and is in conjunction with lord of 3.

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

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

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

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

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

Venus and Mercury occupy 6/8/12.11th House Gains Bhava Karakatwa . Chapter XI Laabha Bhava . Early in February 1962. Sanyasa OR Renunciation • if all the SEVEN PLANETS Sun to Saturn stand in one sign. all the SEVEN PLANETS combined in CAPRICORN. Landlord • Lords of 4. 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. 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. the native will enjoy happy life throughout.37 Property-Finance • if lord of 10th is exalted in conjunction with Jupiter and if lord of 9th is in 10th. Happy Life • Lord of Asdt in 10th and lord of 10th being powerful occupies another quadrant. the native would become a Sanyasi (one who renounces the world). Meagre auspicious results • if dispositors of Jupiter. finance and pride.

have to be studied from the 11th house. poetry. Gains • For the planet standing in the 11th. if the house happens to be exaltation. moola-trikona. profits. left foot. own house. . music servants and agricultural pursuits. 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. Source of Gains If a planet is standing in 11th in the manner indicated above. gains from various sources will result. as shown under :- • • • • Raja Grahas Brahmin Grahas Vaishya Grahas Sudra Grahas Sun/Moon Jupiter/Venus Mercury Mars/Saturn thru King/Govt Brahmins Business Community Inferior castes Means or the channels through which the financial income of the native will materialise. left ear. scriptural and religious rites women. financial gains from various sources -. previous sloka. income. or friendly house and if there is a benefic aspect.38 Gains. drama. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Credit goes to a Hindu Astrologer of Bombay who at the end of 19th Century. detail in this note. The writer knew the native of that horoscope intimately. this science is for those who implicitly believe in God and sayings like BUDHI KARMAANU SARENA and so on. must have implicit faith in God. First and foremost. One has to read a horoscope impartially. the reasons for which they are unable to detect. Actually. both the student and the professional. I am also detailing the various items of information. in the first six slokas of his immortal astrological classic BRIHAT PARASHARA HORA. with an Estate to his share of the order rupees fifty lakhs. therefore. 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. tables etc. Just as we believe that every pot of milk we buy contains ghee. 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. we should not doubt the Hand of God behind each horoscope. who was only a babe in arms then.based on which an opinion could be expressed on a horoscope. had the rare courage to forecast beggary in the 50th year of a native. 1961* Because many a prediction made by students of Astrology fail (the most recent and glaring one being that of election of President John F Kennedy for one reason or another.Not only did the prediction come true 100% but the writer was able to witness how the saying BUDHI KARMAANU SARENA worked. some of the apparent causes of failure of predictions made by many. with an unbiased mind and the horoscope details should be approached . Maharshi Parashara says.

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

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

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

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

Seldom do we see horoscopes giving details of this type. Even though Mercury is debilitated.53 native gets bewildered. birth. number of children can all be predicted . but consider whether it has any of the shad-bala (six kinds of strength). In the Example Horoscope. not predicted it. contributing to positional strength. the very same Ashtaka Varga tables could be used for assessing the transit effects throughout the course of life of a native. Ashtaka Varga is the method by which the day to day transit effects could be deduced. 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. Even the dates of important events like death of father/mother. his own star. Again. page 780. 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. Assess even roughly how it stands with regard to each one of the six kinds of strength. Mercury is in debilitation. 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. These effects are given in Nadi Jyotisha published by Meena or in the Novermber 1954 issue of Astrological Magazine. marriage. there is a difference when such Mercury is standing on REVATI. but he is on his own star and in Ascendant. Further. A planet standing in its own house is said to be Swakshetra. Shad bala Do not condemn a planet the moment you see it in debilitation or debilitated navamsa. sex. for the astrologer has not worked out these avasthas and hence. Find out the constellation on which the 9 planets are standing and note down their effects. whilst a planet on its own star is said to be in Sookshma Swakshetra. Nakshatra Chakra Almost the whole of Nadi Jyotisha is based on the constellation on which the planets are standing.

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

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. 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. 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. the actual givers of any benefic/malefic effects to a native are Sun. mediocre or average. the bhava rasi b. it gives the special effects for different conjunctions/aspects on the lord of the sub-period. namely. Shanties Whilst we hear about the wonders played by shanties. when favourable transits take place. Moon and Jupiter. and whether they are favourable or otherwise. Whichever Major Period may be running. For instance. inauspicious effects come to the fore. 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. planets aspecting that house. Make full use of these. The English translation MAHA DASA PHALA & BUKTI PHALA is unique in one respect. benefic/malefic effects are presented to a native. In general. they are the executive officers. It is only through these planets. based the degree occupied by Moon at birth rather than based on tithi/lunar day. do consider the transits that are going to occur then. bhava phala will be . however.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. I am personally of the opinion that there is a limit to depending on these. lord of the bhava c. a shanty cannot produce effects beyond what is indicated in a horoscope. Whilst giving predictions concerning effects of any future sub-period in any major period.

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

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