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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.

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

Venus is involved in this conjunction. if Jupiter is in quadrant/trine. Venus in exaltation and Mercury happens to be the lord of 2nd. Music . the native will suffer from defective talk. Jupiter in Asdt. if the sign in which lord of speech is standing happens to be bis own house/exaltation/friendly sign. Defective Talk • if lord of 2nd is in 6/8/12. and if at the same time. or Moola-trikona with aspect of Sun & Mars. the native will be clever and diplomatic in talking. But.7 Death of Wife • if lords of 2nd and 7th are conjunct with one or more malefics and are staying in 6/8/12. Lord of 2nd and Mercury standing in quadrants will make the native a diplomatic and polished speaker. and Saturn in the 8th will make the native well-versed in calculations in astronomy. the number of wives that will die will equal the number of planets involved in this Yoga. the native will turn out to be a capable debater/lawyer. Speech • if Venus/Jupiter stays in exaltation. Mathematics • • exalted Mercury in 2nd house. the native will be well-versed in maths. 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. the defect will not arise.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cattle Wealth • • if lord of Asdt and 4th exchange houses. and at the same time Moon is powerful in the horoscope. the native will possess elephants. 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). and there is a benefic aspect to both. the native will enjoy financial and household properties through hsi brother. 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. combines with Venus and Moon. if one of the 3 planets .Rahu. the native would be respected by all his relatives. Respect from relatives • if lord of 4th is conjunct/aspected by benefic(s). if the lord of 11th and 2nd combine and stay in 4th and the 4th lord happens to be a benefic and stays in a benefic sign. . the native will enjoy cattle wealth. Ketu or Mars. horses and other quadrupeds. the native will gain abandoned or hidden property. the native will gain abandoned or hidden property. the native will be the poorest financially amongst his relatives. 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.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 gain harem/palace.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interest in Other Women • if any of the 4 planets viz. morally. in conjunction with a malefic. lord of 7th in 12th. 8 or 12. Bereft of Happiness from Wife • • Saturn in 7th.7th or Venus stay in Asdt. there is also a conjunction/aspect of a malefic to the 7th. Father with Loose Character • if lords of 7th. a loose character. the native will never enjoy marital happiness. lords of 3rd. lord of 7th in debilitation or combustion or 6/8/12 with malefic aspect and at the same time. the native will marry a second time. the native will be evincing interest in women other than wife. . and the dispositor thereof in the invisible half of horizon.6th. would result in the native getting sexually perverted. the native cause destruction of the family or murder her husband. Second Marriage • if Mars is standing in 7. Similar results if (i) lord of 7th is conjunct with Venus and stays in Taurus/Libra (ii) lord of 2nd conjunct Venus and stays in Taurus/Libra and (iii) Mars in 7th or conjunct lord of 7th. 6th and 4th conjointly stay in the 9th. 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.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. father of the native will have. and if at the same Venus is powerless.

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

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

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

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

if Jupiter and lord of 4th are in conjunction with malefic and stay in malefic sign or 6/8/12. the native will possess horses for conveyance. if Sun happens to be the lord of 9th and is conjunct Mars and Saturn.5 or 9. if Moon in conjunction with a benefic stays in a sign owned by benefic. the native will enjoy great prosperity after 36 years of age. 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.31 • if lord of 9th has aspect of a benefic who is standing in a benefic shastiamsa (1/60th division of a sign) and is in conjunction with lord of 3. the native will enjoy prosperity and help from father. prosperity through brothers will result. • Conveyance • • • • if lord of 4th is in 9th. 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. the native will possess fast moving vehicles and pride. father will virtually be a pauper. Venus in 9th and Jupiter in quadrants. . Venus and Jupiter in benefic signs. if lord of 9th is debilitated and the dispositor thereof in 9th. Sun conjunct Rahu and Saturn in 9th. if Mars and Ketu are either in 2nd or 9th and lord of 9th in Capricorn/Aquarius. Paternal Prosperity • • if lord of 9th is in 11th. indicates death of father in 5th year. if Mercury has attained deep exaltation and the lord of 9th is in 9th. Father's Death in particular years • • • • • • Lord of Asdt in 8th and lord of 8th in 9th indicates death off father in the 2nd or 12th year. the native will never enjoy prosperity. lord of 9th in 1. indicates death of father in 26th/31st year. which happens to be 2nd/4th. Sun and Saturn conjunct in the 3rd indicates death of father in the 8th/22nd year. indicates death of father in 7th or 19th year. Saturn in 2nd and Sun in 8th indicates death of father in 21st/26th/31st year.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

However. the following data. look also to its navamsa and the lord of such navamsa. the greater is the accuracy of prediction and that.56 average. Navamsa. get a FREE Computerised Horoscope and apply corrections with reference to Raphael's Ephemeris OR Chaithra Paksha Panchang ---. the planet under consideration is taken to be strong. publisher) is when considering a planet. Here is a yard-stick to measure bhava phala. the Ayanamsa used still vary.N N Krishna Rau October 31. 1961.000 - . Sayanadi Avasthas and effects d. Rasi. is a MUST : a. Correct graha-sputa b.. OM SADGURU PARAMATHMANE NAMAHA OM NAMO BHAGAVATHE SIVANANDAYA sd/. Times have changed. If all these are strong. Bhava and Dasamsa Chakras c. Under these conditions. Having translated so many works on Astrology. A similar moral from Sarwartha Chintamani (English Translation by Prof. Suryanarayana Rao is a must-read . Ashta Varga Phala for all the planets and Asdt f.publisher] . reading Maha Dasa and Bukti Phala with reference to transits that take place when the bukti runs. Computerised Horoscopes are the in thing today. Nakshatra chakra with phala e. 1961 [This is an edited version of the article written on 31st October. I am convinced that the greater the attention paid to a horoscope..

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