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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.

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• • • Sun and Saturn in the 2nd will cause poverty. Saturn & Mars in the 2nd will cause numerous diseases. In the Major Period and Sub-Periods of lord of 2nd who is in conjunction with Rahu or with the dispositor of Rahu and is staying in 6/8/12, the native will be suffering from dental disorders, tooth-ache and diseases of the tongue.

Eye Troubles

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if the lord of 2nd combining with Venus and having connection with the lord of Asdt, stays in 6/8/12, the native will suffer from eye-diseases. if Venus and Saturn are in Asdt, troubles to eyes due to King's anger.

Ear Troubles

if lord of 2nd and Mars stand in the Asdt, the native will suffer from ear diseases.

Dumb

if both lords of 2nd and Jupiter suffer combustion or stay in the 8th house, the native will suffer from defects in talking or become dumb.

Losses

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There will be loss of wealth if lords of 2nd and 12th exchange signs, and at the same time lord of 11th is in 6/8/12. if the lords of 2nd as well as 11th happen to be in 6/8/12 and at the same time, lord of 12th is in 2nd, there will be loss of wealth.

In whichever house the lords of Asdt and 2nd are posited, that house will indicate the source of wealth. Company of Ladies

The number of ladies whose company the native will enjoy will be equal to the number of strong planets the lord of 2nd/9th is conjunct with.

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Death of Wife

if lords of 2nd and 7th are conjunct with one or more malefics and are staying in 6/8/12, and if at the same time, Venus is involved in this conjunction, the number of wives that will die will equal the number of planets involved in this Yoga.

Defective Talk

if lord of 2nd is in 6/8/12, without benefic aspect but with malefic aspect, the native will suffer from defective talk. But, if the sign in which lord of speech is standing happens to be bis own house/exaltation/friendly sign, the defect will not arise.

Diplomatic Talk

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if lord of 2nd is conjunct with benefic and is at the same time staying in quadrant/trine with the aspect of benefic, the native will be clever and diplomatic in talking. Lord of 2nd and Mercury standing in quadrants will make the native a diplomatic and polished speaker.

Mathematics

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exalted Mercury in 2nd house, Jupiter in Asdt, and Saturn in the 8th will make the native well-versed in calculations in astronomy, if Jupiter is in quadrant/trine, Venus in exaltation and Mercury happens to be the lord of 2nd, the native will be well-versed in maths.

Speech

if Venus/Jupiter stays in exaltation, or Moola-trikona with aspect of Sun & Mars, the native will turn out to be a capable debater/lawyer.

Music

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• if lord of 2nd and Jupiter are powerful, and are aspected by Sun & Venus, the native will become well-versed in music/shabda-shastra.

Knowledge

if the navamsa of 2nd bhava happens to be in own house and Mercury is in one of the quadrants with aspect/conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and Full Moon, the native will be well-versed in the six shastras. if Jupiter is in quadrant/trine, aspected by Moon, Venus & Mercury, OR conjunct with them, the native will be well-versed in Vedanta/philosophy.

Utensils

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if lord of 2nd is conjunct with Venus & Moon and is at the same time standing in quadrants, 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 using iron & steel vessels for dining purposes.

Food

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if Mars is standing in 2nd with malefic aspect, the native will be eating a poor quality food. if benefics stand in 2nd and lord of 2nd is in conjunction/aspected by benefics OR the 2nd house is in receipt of benefic aspect, the native would be enjoying high class food and drinks. if lord of 2nd is in inimical/debilitation signs, 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, the native would be continually eating in shradhas/obsequies. if lord of 2nd is conjunct Jupiter/Venus or has the aspect of strong benefics, the native would be feeding others at his expense or perform Anna Daana.

Chapter III Bhrathru Bhava - 3rd House Siblings

Bhava Karakatwa

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• Food, valour, brothers/sisters, leadership/captaincy, lustre and right ear --- have all to be delineated from the third house.

Brothers/Sisters

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if lord of 3rd stands in 10th in conjunction with lord of 8th, there will be growth of brothers/sisters. if lord of 3rd stands in 11th in conjunction with lord of 5th, brothers will be born first and sisters thereafter. if lord of 3rd is in conjunction with lord of 5th & lord of 8th, brothers will be born first and sisters later. Natives having lord of 3rd or Mars in exaltation/own house or friendly sign or in Asdt which happens to Aries/Scorpio, will have brother & sisters. Venus in 3rd, lord of 3rd in quadrants and at the same time Mars is conjunct Saturn, the native will have only one elder brother. Number of brothers/sisters a native will have, will be equal to the number of navamsas attained either by Mars, lord of 3rd, OR 3rd bhava itself. 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.

Good number of brothers/sisters

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if lord of 3rd has attained vargothamamsa, and is in quadrant/trine in conjunction with or aspected by benefic(s0 if lord of 3rd stays in a benefic sign, his navamsa falling in a benefic sign. if lord of 3rd is exalted and Karaka for 3rd (Mars) is in quadrant/trine with conjunction/aspect of benefic(s).

Brothers/Sisters

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if Sun happens to be the lord of 3rd and is conjunct with lord of quadrant therefrom, it should be noted that the native is the second son. if Moon happens to be the lord of 3rd and is posited in 7th or exaltation, 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. Mars in company of Rahu and the lord of 3 in debilitation will result in the native 3 elder brothers/sisters.

More Brothers Less Sisters

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if both Mars and the lord of 3rd are in masculine signs/navamsas. if both Mars and the lord of 3rd stay in Gemini/Virgo with conjunction/aspect of Jupiter and Sun. Sun stays in the 3rd.

More Sisters

if Mars and lord of 3rd as also the 3rd house occupying/falling in feminine signs and occupy feminine navamsas too, the native will have more sisters than brothers; however, if they occupy feminine signs Napumsaka (eunuch) navamsa namely Gemini,Virgo, Capricorn and Aquarius, the native will have only sisters and no brothers.

Loss of Brother/Sister

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There will be loss of brothers/sisters if both lord of 3 and Mars stay in 6/8/12; but if they stay in malefic signs other than 6/8/12, then there will be loss of brother/sister younger to the native. There will be sure loss of brothers/sisters if lord of 3 is debilitated and there are malefics in the 3rd at the same time, and there is absence of benefic aspect/conjunction to the 3rd house and lord of 3. if lord of 3 happens to be a feminine planet and stays in a feminine sign or in a sign in the invisible half of the horizon, Asdt to 7th via 4th, with conjunction/aspect of a malefic, birth of younger brothers/sisters will be unsatisfactory. if lord of Asdt and 3rd are in conjunction or have mutual aspect or exchange of signs of between them, there will be very good brotherly affinity during the entire life time of the native. Conjunction of lord 3 and 4 in the 4th house with malefic aspect, will result in the native having no siblings. if lords of 3, 4 and Mars stay in 3rd and if at the same time that sign happens to be exaltation for one of them, there will birth of brothers. Rahu or Saturn in 3rd and the lord of 3 in 6/8/12, will result in the native having no siblings. Lord of 3 in invisible half of the horizon, in a masculine sign, and Mars in a malefic sign indicates negligible number of brothers. Even if there is aspect/conjunction of Jupiter to the 3rd house in addition to other benefic aspects, the mere presence of a malefic in 3rd, is enough indication that there will be loss of brothers/sisters.

Brothers - Music

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• During the Major period and sub-periods of the lords of 3rd,planets aspecting 3rd, planets posited in the 3rd, and Mars, depending on the strength of these planets, brothers will be prospering and there will be happiness as far as ears are concerned, enjoying music, listening to Hari Katha &c.

Reputation

if all planets stand in the 3rd, the native would be kind hearted, very rich and would attain worldwide fame or become a sage.

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), the native will enjoy wearing costly ornaments. if Venus stays in a benefic sign with conjunction/aspect of benefic(s), the native enjoy ornaments and paraphernalia.

Weakling

if lord 3rd, planets aspecting 3rd, planets posited in 3rd and Mars - if all these four are of mediocre strength, the native will become a weakling.

Defeat

if the planets mentioned in the previous para (Weakling) suffer combustion, debilitation or stay in inimical/malefic signs or malefic aspects, during the Major Period and Sub Periods of such planets, the native will suffer defeat in battles/encounters.

Chapter IV Mathru Bhava - 4th House
Bhava Karakatwa

All predictions pertaining to relatives, house or residence, mother, strength of relative, happiness, conveyances, heart, food, seat, cot have to be made from 4th house.

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Conveyance

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

Mother's Longevity

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• • • • • if there are benefic(s) in 4th and the lord of 4th is in exaltation/own house and Moon is strong, the native's mother will enjoy full span of life. The native's mother will enjoy full span of life if 4th house has either the aspect or conjunction of Jupiter, Moon and lord of 4th. From the rays of the lord of the navamsa occupied by the lord of navamsa of lord of 4th, determine the time of death of mother. if Moon stands in 4th with malefic connections and the lord of 4th is debilitated or combust, there will be early death of mother. if Moon is hemmed in between malefics and at the same time lord of 4th is conjunct/aspected by a malefic, and there is a malefic in 4th without the aspect/conjunction of benefic(s), there will be early death of mother. Early death of mother will occur if weak Moon stays in 6/8/12 and at the same time Sun or Mars or both of them stay in 4th. Deduct sputa of Moon from that of Sun; when Jupiter and Saturn pass through the sign indicated by the balance or trines thereof, death of mother is possible. Similarly, deduct the sputa of Yamakautaya from the sputa of Moon; when Saturn passes through the sign indicated by the balance, death of mother is possible. 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, mother of the native will bear a questionable character. if Sun, Moon and the lords of 4th & 9th conjointly stay in the 8th with aspect of lord 8, early death of parents will occur. In this Yoga, if Sun is not within the conjunction, his aspect or other connection will do, for the Yoga Phala to materialise.

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Death of Brother

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Deduct the sputa or lord of 3 from the sputa of lord of Asdt; when Saturn passes through this indicated star, death of brother will occur. Similarly, from the sputa of lord of 4th, deduct the sputa of Mars; when Saturn passes through the sign indicated by the balance or when Saturn passes over the sign indicated by the addition of these two sputas, death of brother may occur.

Cattle Wealth

if Mars is in 11th and its dispositor is aspected by a benefic, the native will enjoy cattlewealth.

Quit Native Place

Mercury in 8th, lord of 4th in debilitation and Karaka for 4th in 12th (all these occurring simultaneously), the native would be compelled to leave hsi native place and take-up residence elsewhere.

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Financial Status

if lord of 6th gets into 9th together with lord of 9th and lord of 9th happens to be weak, the native will be the poorest financially amongst his relatives.

Gain of Hidden OR Abandoned Property

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if lord of 2nd combines with lord of 4th and stays in 9th in conjunction with or aspected by a benefic, the native will gain abandoned or hidden property. if the lord of 11th and 2nd combine and stay in 4th and the 4th lord happens to be a benefic and stays in a benefic sign, the native will gain abandoned or hidden property.

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 harem/palace.

Cattle Wealth

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if lord of Asdt and 4th exchange houses, and there is a benefic aspect to both, the native will enjoy cattle wealth. if one of the 3 planets - Rahu, Ketu or Mars, combines with Venus and Moon, the native will possess elephants, horses and other quadrupeds.

Respect from relatives

if lord of 4th is conjunct/aspected by benefic(s), and at the same time Moon is powerful in the horoscope, the native would be respected by all his relatives.

Prosperity

if the lord of the navamsa occupied by the lord of 4th stay in 4th or the lord of 4th or Karaka for the 12th (Saturn), stays in 4th and if there is connection of Mars to the 4th, the native will enjoy financial and household properties through hsi brother.

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• • if lord of 4th conjoins lord of 2nd and 11th or attains Vaisheshikaamsa, the native will enjoy landed properties on a large scale. Depending on the strength of planets standing in 4th, lord of 4th, planets aspecting 4th and Karaka for 4th, the native would be gaining house, conveyance, furniture, comforts and satisfaction of mind thereby.

Household Property

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if lord of 4th or the lord of Asdt stays in the 4th, the native would be having a house without effort. if powerful lord of 4th is posited in 6/8/12, there may be late acquisition of house by the native. If there are malefic connections to the 4th, the native will have to go without the comfort of a house. if lord of 4th is in inimical sign or debilitation and at the same time, lord of 2nd is in 12th or eclipsed, there will be loss of house or sale of native's house. if dispositor of Mars stays in the 4th together with lord of 4th, native would be owning a number of houses.

Raja Yoga

if lord of Asdt, 4th and 9th conjointly stay in 9th and at the same time, the Asdt has the aspect of lord of 10th, the native would be ascending a throne.

High Class Prosperity

if lords of 4 and 9 stay in 11th or aspect the 4th, the native would be enjoying high class prosperity and good luck.

Honour

if lord of 4th stays in Asdt with lord of 9th with aspect of Jupiter, native would be honoured by Kings.

Ornaments & Paraphernalia

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• Venus and Full Moon if staying together in quadrant/trine will confer ornaments, paraphernalia and conveyances.If they are staying in Sagittarius/Pisces or there is aspect of Jupiter on Moon, the native will possess ornaments, paraphernalia, clothing and conveyances of RED colour.

General

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Predictions concerning birth of children have to be made with reference to the 9th, 7th, 5th and Jupiter. Assessments regarding conveyances may also be made with reference to the 5,7 and 9th in a horoscope. if lords of Asdt and 4th are in 8th or 12th and their dispositors in Asdt, the native will be inimical towards his parents.

Chapter V Putra Bhava - 5 th House
Bhava Karakatwa

Children, intelligence, knowledge, mantras (hymns), ministers or advisers, soul, common sense --- are to be determined from the 5th house.

Number of Children

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if lord of 5th stays in 10th in conjunction with lord of 9th, the native will have 5 children. if lord of 5th is in exaltation in conjunction with lord of Asdt, the native will have one son and one daughter. Even if malefics stay in the 4th and 5th and lords of Asdt and 5th stay in 8th, if Jupiter has conjunction/aspect of benefics, the native will beget TEN children. if Jupiter stays in the 5th degree of Cancer, lord of 2nd in conjunction with Rahu and lord of 9th stays in 9th, the native have NINE children. if Jupiter stays in the 9th counted from the 5th (via Asdt) and the lord of 5th happens to be powerful and the lord of 2nd stays in 10th, the native will beget SEVEN children. Saturn in 9th and 9th lord in 5th will result in the native getting 7 children, of which 2 will be twins. Jupiter in 5th of Asdt, Sun in the 5th of Jupiter and Rahu in the 5th of Saturn, all these occurring simultaneously, will result in only 1 son. if there is exchange of houses between lords of 2nd and 5th, there will be birth of 6 children, of which girls will be lost. if the 5th house happens to be any one of the signs owned by Jupiter, Venus or Mercury, 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.

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Child outside Wedlock

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if lord of 5th is in 8th, and Saturn conjunct Rahu in 5th, the native will beget a child in another community or outside wedlock. if 5th lord in conjunction with Rahu stays in 5th without aspect of Moon or Jupiter, the native will beget a child outside his community or outside wedlock.

Birth of Son

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if Jupiter stays in the 9th from Asdt and Venus in the 9th of Jupiter and at the same time lord of Asdt is powerful, birth of a son will occur in the 24th year of the native. Venus in 9th and Sun in the 7th of Venus will result in the birth of a son immediately after marriage.

Children from 3rd Wife

A malefic in 5th, Saturn in 5th of Jupiter, both these occurring simultaneously, will result in the native marrying thrice and begetting children from the 3rd wife.

Adopted Children

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if a very weak benefic stays in the 5th without the aspect of the 5th lord, the native will adopt a child. if Sun is in 6/8/12 or in inimical sign, the native is most likely to adopt a son.

Children

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There will be birth of children even if Mars stays in Aries, Scorpio, Leo or Pisces, which happens to be the 5th with aspect of Jupiter. if powerful lord of 5th is in 7th from 5th i.e. 11th from Asdt without malefic aspect. if (i) the 5th house (ii) Jupiter (iii) lord of 5th (iv) the planets aspecting 5th -- happen to be benefic or have conjunction/aspect of benefics, there will be birth and prosperity for children. If all these 4 are weak or malefic, there will be loss of children. if there is benefic aspect to the 5th or the lord of 5th has the aspect of Jupiter or a benefic, there will be birth of birth of children without fail.

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• • • if lord of Asdt stands in 5th and if at the same time, lord of 5th and Jupiter are powerful, there will be birth of children without fail. Jupiter in Pisces denotes very few children; in Sagittarius, few but lean children; in Cancer and Aquarius, NO CHILDREN AT ALL. if lord of 5th is exalted and at the same time in quadrant/trine with any sort of connection with Jupiter, the native will beget good children.

Birth & Loss of Children

Mars in 5th and lord of Asdt in 4th, there will birth and loss of children.

No Children

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if Venus or Moon happens to be the lord of 5th, and if such lord of 5th also attains a female navamsa or stands in a feminine sign, there will be NO birth of children. if a malefic stands in 5th and the lord of 5th is hemmed in between malefics without benefic aspect/conjunction. if the 5th happens to be one of the signs owned by Mercury or Saturn and at the same time, the 5th has conjunction/aspect of Saturn/Mercury. if there are weak malefics in the 5th of (i) Jupiter (ii) Asdt and (iii) Moon without benefic aspect or benefic connections. 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, whilst the native will be marrying a number of times, he will NOT have any children.

Children outside Wedlock

if a native's wife has Putra Yoga (combination denoting birth of children) and if Mercury or the lord of 5th stays in the 5th, and has the aspect of lord of 6th, there will be birth of a child outside wedlock.

Loss of Children

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if lords of 5th and 8th exchange signs and there is absence of benefic aspect on either of them, there will be loss of children. if lord of 5th is conjunct/aspected by malefic and if at the same time 5th has malefics on either side, and in the absence of benefic aspect or connection to either, there will be loss of children.

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Boys/Girls

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if the lord of 5th is a masculine planet or stationed in a masculine sign, there will be birth of boys. if the lord of 5th is a feminine planet or stationed in a feminine sign, there will be birth of girls.

Worship

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Venus and Moon in 5th and Jupiter in 9th will result in the worship of Gods of other communities. if there is a planet in 5th, the native will worship Durga Devi, Sun in 5th - Surya Shankara, Moon in 5th - Yaksha Devi.

Forbidden Women for Marriage

Vandhya (barren women), those with very lean bodies, young girls before puberty, women with diseases, Pushpa Rahita (women who do not mensurate), hard hearted women, women with very bulky bodies -- should NOT be accepted in marriage, for they are not likely to bear any children.

Chapter VI Shatru Bhava - 6th House
Bhava Karakatwa

Enemies, thieves, wounds/cuts, reverses, sorrow, belly, sweet and other tastes, diseases, pickles - have to be determined from the 6th house.

Diseases

Sun will cause wounds on hand; Moon on face; Mars on ears; Mercury in parts below the navel; Jupiter will cause freedom from diseases; Venus will cause disease/trouble in eye; Saturn causes rheumatic complaints; Rahu/Ketu cause stomach disorders.

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If Asdt happens to be Gemini/Virgo, and if Moon aspects or is conjunct Mercury, in such Asdt, Guhya Roga (diseases in private parts) will result. • if a malefic stands in the Asdt with the lord of 8th, the native will suffer through wounds/ulcer; if the said conjunction takes place in the 5th, the native's children or father will suffer from such wounds; if in 4th, native's mother; in 7th - wife; in the 3rd - brothers; in 9th - maternal uncle; and in the 11th - elder brother; in 8th - various troubles to native himself. In the Major Period and sub-periods of the planets posited in the 6th, lord of 6th and planets aspecting 6th, there will be diseases, sorrow and impediments or obstacles.

Threats The native will face threats to life through causes mentioned below :• • • • • • • • if lords of Asdt, 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

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A malefic in 6th indicates that the native will be suffering from enemies in addition to wounds on his body. Benefic in same house indicates defeat of enemies and no wounds. Lord of 6th, planets posited in 6th, Karaka for 6th, and planets aspecting 6th, debilitation, combustion or retrogression of these planets indicates increase of enemies or troubles therefrom and wounds on body.

General

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Sun in 6th indicates enemies, impediments and troubles. Moon to mother. Mars to brother Mercury to maternal uncle. Jupiter to children Venus to wife Saturn to servants

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Losses

if lords of 11th and 6th exchange houses, there will be financial losses through questionable expenses like gambling etc in the 31st/48th year.

T.B.

if Rahu, Moon and Saturn are posited in 6th and lord of Asdt in 12th, the native will suffer from T.B. in his 26th year.

Gulma

if lords of 6th and 12th exchange houses, the native will suffer from Gulma (severe stomach pains) in his 3rd/12th year.

Leprosy

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if Moon and Ketu stay in 6th, Rakta Kooshta (bloody leprosy) will result in his 55th year. if lord of Asdt and Mercury combine with Karaka for 6th, the native will suffer from Rakta Kooshta (bloody leprosy) on head or neck.

Paralysis

Rahu in 6th with Saturn in 6th therefrom (viz. 11th), the native will suffer from paralysis in his 3rd year.

Pipasa

Saturn in 8th and Mars in 8th/12th, the native will suffer from Pipasa (diseases in which the native suffers from severe thirst) in 15th/35th year.

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Meha Roga

lord of 8th conjunct Rahu and he dispositor thereof in 8th or 9th, 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, the native will suffer from dog-bite in his 10th/19th year.

Fear from Animals

lord of 8 in 6th and lord of 12 in Asdt, both these occurring simultaneously, with Moon in 6th or 8th, there will be fear from animals in 8th year.

Chapter VII Kalatra Bhava - 7th House Life Partner
Bhava Karakatwa

Lost money/property, curd, milk, music, renunciation, travels, anus (or private parts), wife --- all these have to be studied from the 7th house.

Marriage When ?

Lord of 7th in a benefic sign, Venus in exaltation or own house, will result in native's marriage taking place in the 5th or 9th year or early marriage. (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, or early marriage. Venus in 2nd and lord of 7th in 11th will result in native's marriage in 11th year or early marriage.

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• Venus in quadrants from Asdt and the lord of Asdt in Capricorn.Aquarius, will result in marriage in 11th year or early marriage. Venus in the 7th of Moon and Saturn in 7th of Venus will result in marriage in 18th year. Venus in quadrants from Asdt and Saturn in 7th of Venus indicates marriage in the 12th/19th year. Exchange of houses between lords of Asdt and 7th will result in marriage in the 14th/20th year. Lord of 7th in 11th and lord of Asdt in 10th will result in native's marriage in his 15th year. Venus in 7th/9th, and lord of 7th in 7th of Venus will result in native's marriage in the 33rd year. Venus in 5th and Rahu in 11th will result in native getting married in 17th/32nd year. Venus in 5th and dispositor thereof in 9th will result in marriage in the 22nd or 27th year. Lord of 8 in 8th and lord of Asdt in the company of Venus indicates marriage in 25th/33rd year.

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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, own navamsa etc.occurring at the time mentioned above, the native may be married to one or more. Marriage will take place in the Major Period or sub-period of

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dispositor of Venus lord of 10th lord of 8th planet in conjunction with lord of 7th planet standing in the 7th

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Number of Wives

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if lord of 7th is conjunct lord of 5th and stays in Asdt with aspect of lord of 12th, the native will have 5 wives. if lord of 7th stays in 11th in conjunction with lord of 5th and with aspect of lord of 3rd, the native will have 5 wives. Venus in Pisces/Sagittarius or Gemini/Virgo, dispositor of Venus in exaltation and if lord of 7th is powerful, the native will have many wives. if lord of 7th is exalted or in a fixed sign and aspected by a benefic or Venus, the native will enjoy the company of more than 1 wife. if Venus, lords of 2nd and 7th are in quadrants/trines or exaltation or own house, the native will have only one wife. if lord of 7th is in quadrants/trines, and at the same time aspecting either the 2nd or 7th and having conjunction/aspect of lords of 7th or 2nd, the native will have many 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 will have 3 wives. 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, the native will have many wives.

Loss of Wife

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The number of wives a native will lose will equal the number of malefics in conjunction with the lord of 2nd or 7th. The number of wives a native will have, likewise, equal the number of powerful benefics in conjunction with lord of 2nd/7th and of these, if only one planet is powerful, the native will have only one wife. if lord of 7th is in 6/8/12, and is weak and at the same time Venus is debilitated, there will be loss of wife. Venus in 8th and the dispositor of Venus in 7th will result in native losing his wife in the 12th/18th year. lord of 7th in debilitation and Venus in 8th will result in death of wife in 18th/33rd year.

Charming Wife

if Venus or Jupiter happens to be lord of 7th, and such lord is powerful in the horoscope, the native will possess a wife with beautiful private parts, and If the lord of 7th is hemmed in between Mercury and Saturn, the native's wife will possess Hraswa Bhaga, narrow vaginal passage.

Status of Wife's family

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• if the 7th is situated in a benefic sign or has benefic navamsa and benefic aspects, the native's wife will hail from a good family; if in malefic sign or with malefic navamsa and malefic aspects, the native's wife will be hailing from a low family.

Accomplished Wife

Lord of 7th in a benefic sign and Venus in 2nd and if both are powerful, the native will get an accomplished wife.

Beautiful Wife

if lord of 7th is quadrants, aspected by benefic or has attained benefic navamsa or is staying in a benefic sign, the native will possess a beautiful & dutiful wife.

Questionable Character

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if lord of 7th in conjunction with lord of 6th stays in Asdt with aspect of Rahu, wife's character will be questionable. lord of 7th in the house of Mars/Saturn, and dispositor thereof in 7th will result in native possessing a wife with questionable character.

Questioning Wife

if lord of 7th stays in 12th in conjunction with lord of 8th and with aspect of Rahu, wife's character will be such that she will be ever questioning the native's instructions.

Sexual Perversion

Venus staying in Aries/Scorpio, or having his navamsa therein, 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. Instead of giving the actual effects of the sloka as given by the Sage, a hint that such a yoga will result in sexual perversion on the part of the native has been mentioned.

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• • Venus in Capricorn/Aquarius or having his navamsa therein and in conjunction of Saturn and with aspect of Moon, would result in the native getting sexually perverted. 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.

Bereft of Happiness from Wife

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Saturn in 7th, lord of 7th in 12th, and if at the same Venus is powerless, the native will not enjoy happiness from his wife. lord of 7th in debilitation or combustion or 6/8/12 with malefic aspect and at the same time, there is also a conjunction/aspect of a malefic to the 7th, the native will never enjoy marital happiness.

Second Marriage

if Mars is standing in 7, 8 or 12, and the dispositor thereof in the invisible half of horizon, the native will marry a second time.

Interest in Other Women

if any of the 4 planets viz. lords of 3rd,6th,7th or Venus stay in Asdt, in conjunction with a malefic, the native will be evincing interest in women other than wife.

Father with Loose Character

if lords of 7th, 6th and 4th conjointly stay in the 9th, father of the native will have, morally, a loose character.

Murder of Husband

if Mercury gets lordship of 7th and is in conjunction with malefic(s) and at the same time in debilitation or paapa varga or 8th or 12th or hemmed-in between malefics or has malefic aspects, the native cause destruction of the family or murder her husband.

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auspicious Major Period Effects

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In the beginning of major period of planets in conjunction with benefics. In the middle of major period of benefic planets in conjunction with malefics, particularly then, marriage is possible. In the end of major period of malefic planets standing in benefic sign. Throughout the major period of benefic planets standing in benefic signs.

Chapter VIII Ayur Bhava - 8th House Longevity

Bhava Karakatwa

Alpa, Madhya, Purna Ayush (longevity), place of death, food, generative organs --these have to be studied from the 8th house.

Longevity of Children Children upto the age of 12, do not realise what is longevity and therefore, it is the duty of the parents to protect them. Infant mortality is primarily due to three causes :

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as a result of bad deeds of parents, which in turn bring on children, punishment from God. weakness of planets in the horoscope of the child. bad planetary mapping Yogas prevailing at the time of birth of the child.

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. Longevity The following Yogas confer the amount of longevity indicated against each :-

120 years - Venus in Asdt and all malefics plus Jupiter in quadrants.

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

Death of native in particular years :

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5th year - Lord of 8th in Asdt with aspect of Rahu 7th year - Lords of 7th and 9th standing in 8th 8th year - Lords of 7th and 8th standing in 5th with aspect of Rahu 30th year- Lords of Asdt and 10th staying in 8th with aspect of Rahu

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Death of native in Sub-periods/Major Periods

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In the sub period of lord of 8th in the major period of lord of 8th, 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 the lords of Asdt & the 7th are quadrants/trines in conjunction with any other planet(s), then in the major period of the weakest planet in the lot. In the major period of Saturn standing in the 8th or Asdt. If there is exchange of signs between lords of 7th & 8th, then in the major period of the lord of 8th but in the sub period of lord of 7th. If lords of 8th & 9th stay together in 11th, then in the major period of either of these and in the sub period of the other. If Jupiter is suffering combustion in 7th or debilitated Saturn is aspecting the lord of Asdt, poor longevity will result.

Death of Parents

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if there are planets in conjunction with lord of 5th, then total up the major period years including lord of 5th; divide the total by 12 and find out the balance. If lord of 5th is standing alone in the horoscope,only his major period years should be subjected to division by 12. Death of father/mother will occur at the age of the native corresponding with the balance; or count that many signs from Aries. Death of father/mother will occur in the major period of the lord of the sign indicated by the balance. 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. Any benefic planet irrespective of whether it is in any exaltation or otherwise powerful, if in conjunction with Rahu, will cause death of father/mother in the former's major period. If Sun is standing in the 5th or 9th, and if Major Period of Saturn is running at birth, death of father is possible.

Method to find out if parents are alive

Count (i) from Asdt (ii) from the sign occupied by lord of 9th or (iii) from the sign occupied by lord of 5th --> to the sign where lord of 8th is posited and divide the figure by 3. if the balance is 1, predict that the native's father is NOT alive, else predict that his father is alive.

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• To determine whether the native's mother is alive or not, count from the sign in which lord of 4th is posited to the sign where lord of 8th is standing abd divide by 3, if the balance is 1, native's mother is NOT alive, else predict that native's mother is alive.

General

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Alpa ayush - 32 years or below; Madhya ayush - below 70 years of age; beyond 70 years of age is known as Deerga ayush. Beyond 100 years is known Uthama ayush. Major Period of Mars when it happens to be the fifth major period from birth; Jupiter's if sixth; Saturn's if fourth; and Rahu's if fifth; will cause the death of the native. Some astrologers determine longevity from the Yogas operating in the horoscope; some others with reference to Major Periods. However, there is NO definite method by which longevity of a native could be correctly determined.

Readers who wish to know further about yogas on identical lines, not only on the question of longevity but also other aspects of human life, 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, 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.

Chapter IX Bhagya Sthana - 9th House Luck/Good Fortune
Bhava Karakatwa Father, preceptor, grand children, kindness or good feelings of the native, devotion, leadership, habits, friends, charities, maternal uncle, wealth and wife are to be studied from the 9th. Prosperity

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Jupiter in 9th, lord of 9th in quadrants, and if lord of Asdt is powerful, the native will enjoy high class prosperity. if there is exchange of houses between lords of 9th and 11th, the native's prosperity goes on increasing comparable to that of a waxing Moon. if Jupiter and lord of 9th stay together in 9th, the native will enjoy good prosperity after 20th year. Venus i deep exaltation in conjunction with lord of 9th and if Moon is standing in 9th, the native will enjoy good prosperity and good luck. Lord of Asdt in 9th, lord of 9th in 11th and Jupiter in 7th --- the native will have conveyances, wealth and financial gains. if lord of 9th has full strength and Sun has the aspect of a benefic, the native enjoy prosperity through father.

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• 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, prosperity through brothers will result. if Mercury has attained deep exaltation and the lord of 9th is in 9th, the native will enjoy great prosperity after 36 years of age.

Conveyance

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if lord of 4th is in 9th, Venus and Jupiter in benefic signs, lord of 9th in 1,5 or 9, the native will possess fast moving vehicles and pride. if either lord of 4th or Jupiter in conjunction with a benefic stays in 9th (which is owned by a benefic) the native will enjoy conveyances throughout life. if Jupiter and lord of 4th are in conjunction with malefic and stay in malefic sign or 6/8/12, the native will not possess conveyances. if Moon in conjunction with a benefic stays in a sign owned by benefic, which happens to be 2nd/4th, the native will possess horses for conveyance.

Paternal Prosperity

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if lord of 9th is in 11th, Venus in 9th and Jupiter in quadrants, the native will enjoy prosperity and help from father. if Mars and Ketu are either in 2nd or 9th and lord of 9th in Capricorn/Aquarius, father will virtually be a pauper.

Poverty

if either lord of 9th or the 9th house itself has connection with more than one malefic and 9th lord is weaker than lord of Asdt, the native will never enjoy prosperity.

Father's Death in particular years

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Lord of Asdt in 8th and lord of 8th in 9th indicates death off father in the 2nd or 12th year. if Sun happens to be the lord of 9th and is conjunct Mars and Saturn, indicates death of father in 5th year. Sun conjunct Rahu and Saturn in 9th, 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. Saturn in 2nd and Sun in 8th indicates death of father in 21st/26th/31st year. if lord of 9th is debilitated and the dispositor thereof in 9th, indicates death of father in 26th/31st year.

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Loss of father

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if lord of 9th or Sun is aspected by malefic and is at the same time conjunct Saturn/Gulika or a malefic, loss of father will result. if lord of 9th or Sun has attained Kroora Navamsa or neechamsa and is at the same time conjunct Saturn/Gulika, loss of father will result. if lords of 9th and 4th are in invisible half of the horizon, with malefic aspect/conjunction and without benefic connections, and the lord of Asdt is fairly strong, father's death will come shortly after birth. Lords of Asdt and 7th if in quadrants/trines and their dispositors (both of them) are in Asdt, early death of father will result. if lords of Asdt, 4th and 9th are in quadrants/trines, death of parents will occur in their Major Period or sub-periods.

Relations between Father/Son

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if Sun is in deep exaltation in conjunction with lord of 9th and with conjunction of Jupiter the native will worship his father. if Sun is standing in trines conjunct/aspected by Jupiter, the native will worship his father. if lord of 9th is a benefic and Sun is powerful and if at the same time, there is a benefic in 9th, the native will enjoy happiness with his father for a long time. if lord of 9th is hemmed in between benefics and conjunct/aspected by Jupiter/Venus/Mercury, the native will enjoy happiness from his father for a long time.

Father's Longevity

if lord of 9th is in deep exaltation, Jupiter in 9th, Venus in 4th (all these occurring simultaneously), father will enjoy full longevity.

Extraordinary Financial Gains

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if Venus is in a benefic sign and conjunct with a benefic, then in the sub-period of Venus in the Major Period of lord of 9th, there will be extraordinary financial gains. if lord of 11th stays in 4th in conjunction with benefics, the native will be the recipient of lump sum gains without effort.

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Paraphernalia

if lord of 7th stays in a benefic sign in conjunction with a benefic, the native will enjoy dignified paraphernalia. If 7th lord is in 6/8/12, in conjunction with malefic, no such gains.

Neat & Rich

if lord of 9th and Jupiter stay in 10th, which is either a benefic sign or has benefic navamsa or aspected by benefics, the native will be very neat and rich.

Relations with father

if Asdt happens to be 6/8/12 (particularly 6th or 8th) from that of father's Asdt, the native will be inimical towards his father. Those with Asdt in the 10th/2nd from father's Asdt will have great affection towards father.

Fed on breast-milk of others

if lord of 3 is in the invisible half of the horizon, at the time of birth, with lord of 6th, the native would be fed on breast-milk of others.

No children

if lords of 9,7,5 are malefics and weak and are in 6/8/12, and are not aspecting the signs for which they have lordship, the native will have NO children irrespective of the number of marriages. Even if powerful lord of 5th is aspected by a benefic, but is standing in inimical sign with Saturn's aspect, the native will NOT beget children.

Imprisonment

if lords of 6h, Asdt and powerful Saturn are standing together in quadrants/trines, there is chance of native suffering imprisonment during the Major Periods or sub-periods of these planets.

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Cattle Wealth

Prosperity of cows will occur through Jupiter, that of buffaloes through Saturn, and goats through Rahu/Ketu.

Chapter X Karma Bhava - 10th House Profession
Bhava Karakatwa

Powers enjoyed by rthe native, profession, place or country ruled, respect, place of residence, fame, build-up and strength, charity, travels, means adopted for earning his livelihood -- all these have to be studies from the 10th house.

Earnings

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if lords of Asdt and 10th occupy Asdt and 10th respectively and one of them is exalted, the native will earn well by his pwn efforts. Earnings of the native will be from King/Government/Rich people if lord of 10th is conjunct Sun, Moon, Mars or Mercury. through King/Govt if lord of 10th is conjunct Jupiter; through his wife if lord of 10th is conjunct Venus or lord of 7th; through nonBrahmins if conjunct Saturn; through questionable sources if conjunct Rahu.

Profession

if Sun is in 10th or has conjunction with Mars or the lord of 10th occupies a quadrant, the native will be executing magisterial/administrative orders which have an element of cruelty.

Good Deeds

if Venus is strong and in 10th and at the same time, lord of Asdt is powerful and Saturn is exalted, the native will have Gyana (higher knowledge), and will be performing a number of good deeds/charities.

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• • • • • • if lord of 10th is in own house and in quadrant/trine with conjunction/aspect of Jupiter, the native will be performing good deeds and charities. if lord of 10 and Asdt stand in Asdt whilst Moon is in a quadrant/trine, the native would be doing a number of good deeds. Even if lord of 10th is not exalted, if Mercury is exalted, the native will be doing good deeds. Even if lord 10 occupies 6/8/12, with exaltation and if Mercury and Rahu conjointly stand in 10th, the native will be doing good deeds/charities. if Mercury is exalted with lordship over 10th, the native will be doing good deeds/charities. If such Mercury is conjunct Rahu, opposite results will occur. if lords of 10th, 2nd and Mercury are powerful, the native will perform Yagnas (religious rites). If lord of 10th is conjunct a weak planet, the profession of a native will suffer.

Charities

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if lord of 6th stays in 10th; and at the same time, lord of 10th is conjunct Saturn or stays in quadrant.trine from Asdt, the native will be doing a good number of charities. if lord of the navamsa occupied by the lord of 10th has connections with Saturn or lord of 6th, the native will be giving away large sums in charity. same results if either the 10th or its lord has the aspect of a benefic, or has conjunction/aspect of Sun.

Auspicious Results

if any FIVE, FOUR or TWO powerful planets combine in one sign and stand in quadrant/trine, the native will enjoy auspicious results.

Vagabond

if lord of 10th stands in a malefic sign and if at the same time Saturn stands in 10th in conjunction with a debilitated planet, the native will turn out to be a vagabond or one without a proper profession.

Ill reputed

if lords of 10th and 8th exchange signs with conjunction of a malefic in either place, the native will be ill-reputed.

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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.

Bath in Ganges

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if Rahu or Moon is in 10th, the native will enjoy bath in Ganges. if Full Moon or Jupiter stays in a watery-sign, which also happens to be the 10th, the native will definitely take bath in Ganges. same result, if Full Moon or Jupiter is conjunct Venus in a quadrant or 10th with exaltation. if lord of 9th stands in a quadrant which happens to be a watery-sign, with aspect of a benefic, the native will enjoy bath in Ganges. same results, if Mercury stays in 12th or lord of 12th attains exaltation.

Reputation

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if lords of 10th and 11th exchange signs and if there is Jupiter's aspect or conjunction to either, the native will enjoy great reputation. if lord of 10th is hemmed in between malefics or has a malefic aspect, the native will have mediocre reputation. if Sun and Saturn combine in the 10th, the native will be ill-reputed.

Gyana

if lord of 10th happens to be a benefic with benefic aspect/conjunction, the native will acquire higher knowledge of God/soul.

Travel

if lord of 10th has attained navamsa in a movable sign, the native will be travelling frequently; if in a fixed sign; no travels; if in a double-bodied sign, he will be travelling for some time and be without travels for some time.

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Property-Finance

if lord of 10th is exalted in conjunction with Jupiter and if lord of 9th is in 10th, the native will enjoy great prosperity, finance and pride.

Happy Life

Lord of Asdt in 10th and lord of 10th being powerful occupies another quadrant, the native will enjoy happy life throughout.

Landlord

Lords of 4, 10 and 5 combining in one sign with aspect of lord of Asdt will result in native becoming a big landlord or zamindar.

Meagre auspicious results

if dispositors of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury occupy 6/8/12, the auspicious results to be bestowed by these 3 planets will NOT materialise.

Sanyasa OR Renunciation

if all the SEVEN PLANETS Sun to Saturn stand in one sign, the native would become a Sanyasi (one who renounces the world).

Early in February 1962, all the SEVEN PLANETS combined in CAPRICORN. It would be interesting to watch the efficacy of this Yoga in respect of those born then.

Chapter XI Laabha Bhava - 11th House Gains
Bhava Karakatwa

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Gains, profits, income, left ear, left foot, financial gains from various sources -- have to be studied from the 11th house. Gains • For the planet standing in the 11th, if the house happens to be exaltation, own house, moola-trikona, or friendly house and if there is a benefic aspect, gains from various sources will result.

Source of Gains If a planet is standing in 11th in the manner indicated above, previous sloka, the native will gain from the sources indicated below :=

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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, as shown under :-

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Raja Grahas Brahmin Grahas Vaishya Grahas Sudra Grahas

Sun/Moon Jupiter/Venus Mercury Mars/Saturn

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King/Govt Brahmins Business Community Inferior castes

Means or the channels through which the financial income of the native will materialise, are given for planets in or aspecting 11th :-

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Sun thru Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn

distant relatives distant relatives on the maternal side enemies business men and maternal uncle scriptures, scriptural and religious rites women, poetry, drama, music servants and agricultural pursuits.

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Earnings

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if there is a benefic in 11th, the native's earnings will be through fair and honourable means. if there is a malefic in 11th, earnings through means other than fair or honourable. if there is a benefic as well as a malefic, through mixed means.

If there is a planet in 11th enjoying full strength and is of a benefic nature, the native will enjoy finance, pomp & riches of various kinds. Expenses

if lords of 2nd, 11th, Asdt and the planets aspecting these houses happen to be benefics, the native's earnings will be by fair means and his earnings will be spent on temples, feeding persons belonging to the holy order, and other good deeds. If all these planets are weak, defeated in battle, debilitated in sign/navamsa or combust, the native will have to resort to begging daily.

Professional Income

if Sun or Moon happens to be the lord of 11th, in the matter of wealth, the native will equal a King, depending upon the strength of the planet; if it is Mars, agricultural pursuits; Mercury - through education, relatives and son; Jupiter - through duties ordained by scriptures/religion; Venus - wife; Saturn - through inferior castes.

Financial Status

if lord of 11th is in quadrant/trine from Asdt or Moon, or if there is a malefic in 11th and these planets have attained exaltation, own house etc., the native would become a moneyed man.

Financial gains of an individual should be studied not only from the 11th from Asdt, but also from the sign in which Jupiter Karaka for 11th is standing, treating the sign as Asdt for purposes of determining the native's income/sources, at the same time, taking into consideration the strength of various planets and yogas affecting 11th. The native would be making these gains during the major periods and sub-periods of the planets concerned.

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Extracts from SARWARTHA CHINTAMANI
It would be of topical interest, to include here, the Sources of Income, of a native as given in the Great Book SARWARTHA CHINTAMANI, of Shri Venkatesa Daivagnya, as it would greatly assist the native in striving in the right direction, so that destined results could be reaped. The native would acquire wealth through

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Father if Sun is standing in the 10th from Asdt or Moon Mother if Moon .. do .. Enemies/distant relatives if Mars is standing in 10th from Asdt or Moon Friends if Mercury .. do .. Brothers if Jupiter .. do .. Ladies if Venus .. do .. Servants/inferior castes if Saturn is standing in 10th from Asdt or Moon

During the major period/sub-period of the planets concerned, there will be income from the sources mentioned above. 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. If there are NO PLANETS at all in 10th of either Asdt, Moon or Sun, the source of income should be delineated from the sign in which the Navamsa of the lord of 10th from Asdt, Moon or Sun (whichever is the strongest) falls. If such Lord happens to be :-

Sun the native's earnings will come thru medicines, gold, water, travel in connection with War, shipping & allied services, gems, pearls, gambling, speculation, rendering advice/counsel, businesses in which reasonable returns are made.

Moon Purchases/sales of precious articles obtained from the sea-bed/river, agriculture, running public shows (drama/cinema etc.), through favours from highly placed women, trading in cloth etc.

Mars Trades in metals and implements, professions involving use of fire/heat, inciting quarrels, daring feats, stealing or back-marketing.

Mercury Drawing, painting and connected arts, writing books or editing, making flower garlands, professions connected with drama/shows/cinema, religious performances for purposes of making money, astrological/astronomical pursuits, trades in flowers, teaching &c.

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Jupiter Secretarial and advisory duties, ministerial jobs, seeking company of and favours from the learned people and Preceptor, teaching or giving out knowledge mostly philosophical and pertaining to soul/God, rendering advice, pilgrimages, following the correct path as laid down by religion, giving religious discourses and advice on morality etc. for money.

Venus Purchases/sales of precious stones, gold, quadrupeds, flowers, household and pet animals, pure water, milk and milk products, seeking favours from highly placed women.

Saturn Follow professions and trades which are considered to be below the dignity of the native, trades connected with wood and skin, handicrafts, killing living beings/birds, working as labourer, forcing people to part with money, inciting bitterness and earning money thereby.

Chapter XII Vyaya Bhava - 12th House Expenses
Bhava Karakatwa Expenses, sins, whether the native will go to Heaven or Hell after death, left eye, deformities -have to be studied from the 12th house. Salvation

Jupiter in 12th with aspect of a benefic and the dispositor thereof in exaltation, the native will attain salvation.

Heaven or Hell

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if lord of 12th has attained exaltation, the soul of the native, after death, will go to Heaven; if debilitated, to Hell; if in equal's house, his soul will take re-birth on this planet. if lord of 12th is in between benefics, his soul will go to Heaven; in between malefics - to Hell. Planets aspecting 12th and those staying in there, if benefics, will cause the soul of the native to go to Heaven; if malefics - to Hell; if a mixture of both, make the native take a re-birth. If they are totally malefic, the native will suffer poverty and sorrow.

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Expenses

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if lord of 12th is conjunct with a malefic and a malefic is standing in 12th with malefic aspect, the native's earnings will be frittered away through questionable expenses. The native's expenses will be in the direction indicated by the karakatwa of the planet standing in the 12th. If malefic, expenses in the wrong directions. if a feminine planet stays in 12th, losses will be due to women; if masculine, losses due to/through men.

Losses

Losses will be occasioned through the community to which the planet standing in the 12th belongs.

Miscellaneous

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Lord of a house, Karaka, planet staying in and planets aspecting the house, if strong, the concerned house and effects thereof will prosper. if the 4 planets mentioned above are weak or have attained debilitation, the effects of the house concerned will be totally lost. if a native does not possess his horoscope, which incidentally is thee only means of knowing one's beneficial and difficult periods in life, his life will be wasted away comparable to a room without a lamp.

MISCELLANEOUS
Raja Yoga

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if Libra/Sagittarius or Pisces happens to be the Asdt, with Saturn in there, the native will vanquish his enemies and rule over a country. Only planets standing in 2,3,4,9, 10 or 11th houses are capable of producing Raja Yoga (Kingly Life).

Daasa Yoga

Planets standing in 6/8/12 are capable of producing Daasa Yoga (Servitude).

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Honour

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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 native will become a learned man, who will receive honour from Kings. Lord of Asdt in 6th, with lord of 6th in conjunction with lord of 10th, the native becomes a moneyed man who will enjoy honour from Kings. if there is exchange of houses between lords of Asdt and 11th, and Venus is in 5 or 9, the native will be highly reputed and respected even by Kings. the words of a native in whose horoscope Jupiter and Mercury are conjunct or opposing each other, will be respected even by Kings.

Marriage

if Venus is in Asdt and Jupiter in 7th, the native will have marriage and enjoy marital happiness.

Conveyance

Moon in 7th with his dispositor in conjunction with Venus, who is standing in a quadrant.trine, the native will possess various kinds of conveyances.

longevity

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if lord of Asdt is debilitated and Jupiter is in 7th suffering combustion or there is aspect of Saturn on lord of Asdt, poor longevity results. if Venus is in 6/8/12 with Parivesha or Indra Chapa, poor longevity would result.

Loss of Property

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Saturn (who is enjoying exalted navamsa) if in 8th of lord of 9th, there will be loss of property. if Venus as lord of 2nd is conjunct Rahu or is nearing conjunction with Ketu, there will be loss of properties.

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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, there will be loss of finance on a large scale.

Loss of Brothers

if lord of 10th occupies 6.7.8 or has attained debilitation or combustion, there will be loss of brothers.

General

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if both Jupiter and Mercury stay together in the 7th, the fomer should be considered free from malefic effects. if both Venus an powerful Moon stand in 2 or 7 which are Maraka Sthanas, then malefic qualities of Venus will vanish. 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 object of this sloka appears to be to assist the astrologer when the Ascendant in any horoscope is in doubt.

Karakatwas (Significations) of Planets

It is important to know, in minute detail, the Karakatwas of the 12 houses and all the planets including Rahu/Ketu and Gulika. Karakatwas for the 12 houses have already been given in their respective chapters in the very first sloka. As for the planets, those given by SUKRACHARYA, are given below. The writer has found

45 from experience that the Karakatwas as given by Sri Mantri Lakshmi Narayana Shastri are more exhaustive than the others and hence, the same is reproduced herebelow for the benefit of the readers :-

As per SUKRACHARYA Sri MLN Shastri

As per

Sun Soul, Enemy, Incentive, push, forests, peaks, mountains, Father

Father, happiness from father, authority wielded by the native, religious sacrifice/inclinations, gold, horse, topaz, status/position occupied by the native, blood, white umbrella denoting honour, copper, grass, medicine, red leprosy, valour, eyes, medical treatment Mother, happiness from mother, mind, clothes, water, agriculture, money, cows, milk and allied products, cereals and grains, precious stones and shells obtained from the sea-bed or river, pearls, royal/kingly life, white umbrella denoting honour, dignified paraphernalia, nobility, liquids, fruits, land, lustre, contentment, perfume.

Moon Mother, mind, flower, water, Dwijatwam (thread ceremony)

Brothers, happiness from brothers, positions like 2nd in command or heir apparent, bile, heat, strength of native's hands, courage, strength of native, quarrels, arguments, success in encounters/war, goats, red Mars leprosy, sacrificing live animals, getting lost Truth, land and fort, disease, wounds/ulcer, in the deserts, having to live in hillvalour, fighting equipments/weapons, fire, stations/mountains, women, copper, gold, dignity, higher knowledge, brothers coral, ruby, stamp of authority, fetters or imprisonment, punishments, nature, friends, followers, fort, implements or armour, poisonous creatures, bamboo, catechu, sulphur, lions, tigers, valour. Mercury Happiness through children, ultimate knowledge, intelligence, deceiving others,

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Mathematics, hard work, literature, astrology, education, maternal uncles, intelligence and intellect.

proficiency in (i) writing (ii) Mathematics (iii) literature (iv) handicraft (v) weaving; sexual enjoyments,travels over water, vegetables,digestive fire, dance, fanning, parrots, colourful plays/shows, betel leaves, cages, grass, inciting quarrels, ambassadorial functions, prosperity. Ministership, proficiency in planning, philosophy, knowledge of soul/God, devotion to learned people/brahmins, interest, deep penetrating intellect, purifying oneself through repetition of OM, conducting on right lines, devotion to Lord Vishnu, elephants, gold, reputation, education or learning, respect, success, proficiency in teaching, charities, children

Jupiter Sacrifices, reputation, household property, gold, sons, wearing apparels, conveyances or horses

Ministership, fame, respect in assemblies, pearls, happiness through women and from family and married wife, silver, white clothes, gentlemanly looks, creation, good Wife, passion and happiness, education, feelings towards all, poetical learning, humour, dancing, sweet conversation, happy meals, happy cot/seat, honour, handwork, astrology, ornaments, conveyances, precious stones, coral, pearls. play/songs, sex, good smell of flowers, enjoyments generally Venus Servitude (with or without discretionary powers for native), fetters, imprisonment, service, slavery, rheumatism, inferior deeds and actions, harbouring evil intentions, friendship with rogues and rascals, obstacles, savage tribes, gambling, getting addicted to drinking, oil,mu-vessels, base metals, black clothing, blankets, cruel inclinations, prison, footwear, sorrow as a result of imprisonment/defeat, inferior trades as a slave or paid-servant or debts. Condemnation, punishment, highly poisonous snakes, untouchables, courage, pride, burial grounds, theft, connections with widows, breaking stones, professions such as digging of wells or boring pits or ant's nest, driving oil expellers, wood-

Saturn Sorrow, grief, longevity, weapons, travels, fetters

Rahu Mohammedans, hidden meaning, valour, grandfather, strength and losses.

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cutting, major diseases, accidents, fever, small pox, fainting, having to quit native place, ideas of renouncing family ties, getting cast away from religion, life in forests, serious encounters/battle. Ketu Delays, sleep, destruction, dreams, knowledge, liveliness, salvation, grandmother. Renunciation, blind devotion, wearing beaded garlands, deceitful behaviour, frightening others, pilgrimages, lust, quarrels, separation, untidiness, lunacy, knowledge of omens, salvation.

GULIKA : - Killing living beings, troubling others, committing theft, sins, adultery, bitter sorrow, irreligious activities, fishing, opposition to family members. 0oo0oo0

Vidya Visharada Jyotisha Kalaanidhi Prof NN Krishna Rau, MAFA (1905-1964)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

55 rectification could be made if events do not tally with the ongoing Sookshma/Prana dasa. The English translation MAHA DASA PHALA & BUKTI PHALA is unique in one respect, namely, it gives the special effects for different conjunctions/aspects on the lord of the sub-period. It also includes Dasa Phala under Dravida Shastra which gives the particular months and stars when some notable events are likely. Make full use of these. Whilst giving predictions concerning effects of any future sub-period in any major period, do consider the transits that are going to occur then, and whether they are favourable or otherwise. Whichever Major Period may be running, the actual givers of any benefic/malefic effects to a native are Sun, Moon and Jupiter, they are the executive officers. It is only through these planets, benefic/malefic effects are presented to a native. In general, when favourable transits take place, auspicious effects arise and when transits are not fabourable, inauspicious effects come to the fore. Garba Shishta (balance of Major Period at birth) may be arrived at using the chart for the same given in Brihat Parashara Hora, based the degree occupied by Moon at birth rather than based on tithi/lunar day.

Shanties Whilst we hear about the wonders played by shanties, I am personally of the opinion that there is a limit to depending on these. Miracles may have occurred in individual cases to the extent justified by a native's horoscope, however, a shanty cannot produce effects beyond what is indicated in a horoscope. For instance, 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. Morals from other texts A careful perusal of Sukra Kerala Rahasya (Secrets of Kerala Astrology) reveals that opinion on a house has to be pronounced with reference to :a. the bhava rasi b. lord of the bhava c. planets standing therein d. planets aspecting that house. If any two are GOOD and the rest poor, mediocre or average, bhava phala will be

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

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