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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the native will possess fast moving vehicles and pride. indicates death of father in 7th or 19th year. Sun and Saturn conjunct in the 3rd indicates death of father in the 8th/22nd year. if Mars and Ketu are either in 2nd or 9th and lord of 9th in Capricorn/Aquarius. the native will never enjoy prosperity.5 or 9.31 • 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. if Mercury has attained deep exaltation and the lord of 9th is in 9th. lord of 9th in 1. the native will enjoy great prosperity after 36 years of age. if either lord of 4th or Jupiter in conjunction with a benefic stays in 9th (which is owned by a benefic) the native will enjoy conveyances throughout life. Venus and Jupiter in benefic signs. Saturn in 2nd and Sun in 8th indicates death of father in 21st/26th/31st year. prosperity through brothers will result. the native will enjoy prosperity and help from father. Paternal Prosperity • • if lord of 9th is in 11th. if Sun happens to be the lord of 9th and is conjunct Mars and Saturn. father will virtually be a pauper. • Conveyance • • • • if lord of 4th is in 9th. indicates death of father in 26th/31st year. the native will not possess conveyances. 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. . Father's Death in particular years • • • • • • Lord of Asdt in 8th and lord of 8th in 9th indicates death off father in the 2nd or 12th year. if lord of 9th is debilitated and the dispositor thereof in 9th. Sun conjunct Rahu and Saturn in 9th. the native will possess horses for conveyance. if Moon in conjunction with a benefic stays in a sign owned by benefic. which happens to be 2nd/4th. indicates death of father in 5th year. Venus in 9th and Jupiter in quadrants. if Jupiter and lord of 4th are in conjunction with malefic and stay in malefic sign or 6/8/12.

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

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

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

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

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

finance and pride. 10 and 5 combining in one sign with aspect of lord of Asdt will result in native becoming a big landlord or zamindar. the native will enjoy great prosperity.37 Property-Finance • if lord of 10th is exalted in conjunction with Jupiter and if lord of 9th is in 10th. Meagre auspicious results • if dispositors of Jupiter. the native will enjoy happy life throughout. Chapter XI Laabha Bhava . Happy Life • Lord of Asdt in 10th and lord of 10th being powerful occupies another quadrant. Landlord • Lords of 4. the native would become a Sanyasi (one who renounces the world). Early in February 1962.11th House Gains Bhava Karakatwa . the auspicious results to be bestowed by these 3 planets will NOT materialise. Venus and Mercury occupy 6/8/12. all the SEVEN PLANETS combined in CAPRICORN. Sanyasa OR Renunciation • if all the SEVEN PLANETS Sun to Saturn stand in one sign. It would be interesting to watch the efficacy of this Yoga in respect of those born then.

. moola-trikona. poetry. financial gains from various sources -. drama. or friendly house and if there is a benefic aspect. scriptural and religious rites women. are given for planets in or aspecting 11th :- • • • • • • • Sun thru Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn distant relatives distant relatives on the maternal side enemies business men and maternal uncle scriptures. 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. income. left ear. gains from various sources will result.have to be studied from the 11th house. previous sloka. profits. left foot.38 Gains. Gains • For the planet standing in the 11th. Source of Gains If a planet is standing in 11th in the manner indicated above. own house. music servants and agricultural pursuits. 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.

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

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

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

Only planets standing in 2.9. if a native does not possess his horoscope. expenses in the wrong directions. Karaka.3.4. Daasa Yoga • Planets standing in 6/8/12 are capable of producing Daasa Yoga (Servitude). which incidentally is thee only means of knowing one's beneficial and difficult periods in life. The native's expenses will be in the direction indicated by the karakatwa of the planet standing in the 12th. losses will be due to women. If malefic. if strong. if masculine. Losses • Losses will be occasioned through the community to which the planet standing in the 12th belongs. losses due to/through men. his life will be wasted away comparable to a room without a lamp. the concerned house and effects thereof will prosper. if the 4 planets mentioned above are weak or have attained debilitation.42 Expenses • • • if lord of 12th is conjunct with a malefic and a malefic is standing in 12th with malefic aspect. Miscellaneous • • • Lord of a house. the native will vanquish his enemies and rule over a country. if a feminine planet stays in 12th. MISCELLANEOUS Raja Yoga • • if Libra/Sagittarius or Pisces happens to be the Asdt. planet staying in and planets aspecting the house. . with Saturn in there. the effects of the house concerned will be totally lost. 10 or 11th houses are capable of producing Raja Yoga (Kingly Life). the native's earnings will be frittered away through questionable expenses.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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