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Timing of Marriage



Om Gurubyo Namaha

Timing of Marriage
I have been asked by many people to write about timing of marriage of an individual using the common tools, namely, Dasha & Bhukti and Transit of planets. This is an outline on this subject and details are available in various classical texts. CLASSIFICATION OF MARRIAGE When we receive a horoscope for determination of time of marriage we have to see under what classification the individual falls. In olden days the girls were married at a tender age of 12 – 14 years which was considered normal. But in today’s context we have to rewrite this classification and with my experience I would define these categories as follows: 1. Early Marriage – Before 22 years 2. Normal Marriage – 23 to 26 years 3. Late Marriage – 27 to 30 years 4. Delayed Marriage – 31 to 33 years 5. Denial of Marriage –34 years & beyond I shall enumerate certain important combinations in the chart which points to above categories. These combinations are only significant ones and students are advised to do their own research by referring to classical texts. Early Marriage 1. Venus in Lagna/ 7th house 2. Venus in own house /exalted, 7th Lord in a benefic sign 3. Venus + Mars combination in 7th house 4. Lagna Lord in 7th and 7th Lord in Kendra 5. Lagna Lord + 7th Lord in Lagna 6. Venus in 6th house with either Sun or Mars. 7. Lagna Lord closer to 7th House Normal Marriage 1. The Lagna / Lagna Lord, 7th House / 7th Lord, Venus & Moon should be clear of malefic influence. 2. Venus & 7th Lord occupy good Navamsha sign. Late Marriage 1. Saturn in Lagna / 7th House. 2. Saturn aspect on Lagna / 7th House /Lagna Lord / 7th Lord 3. Saturn influence on Venus/Rahu/Moon 4. Venus occupying Mars /Saturn Navamsha. Delayed Marriage

1. When Jupiter transits this point /its trine. Rahu & Moon Dasha of Lagna Lord and Bhukti of 7th Lord. 7th Lord and Venus posited in Saturn Navamsha. Venus and Moon afflicted by Saturn and Mars 3. 4. 6. KN Rao. 7th House / 7th Lord afflicted with malefics without any benefic aspect. TIMING OF MARRIAGE Dasha & Bhukti The individual (during marriageable age) may get married during following conditions. Venus in Papakartari Yoga 5. Venus. Dasha / Bhukti of 2nd Lord Dasha of planets with 7th Lord / aspecting 7th Lord Transits Add Longitude of Lagna Lord and 7th Lord. such as. We have to take into consideration other factors. namely. Moon & Rahu are all highly afflicted. Avasthas. Lagna Lord transit of 7th House Male gets married when Jupiter transits natal Venus or its dispositor or their trines. Venus in 8th House with Mercury / Saturn 2. 7. 7th &12th House with waning Moon in 5th House. Double Transit Method Many modern astrologers have done research. marriage is likely. who have formulated a theory that marriage can be predicted using the transit of two important planets namely. 3. Dasha of 7th Lord. notably Sri. Lagna Lord. Venus debilitated both in Rashi & Navamsha. Venus combust. When Jupiter transits this point / its trine/7th from it. 2. Malefics in Lagna. Add Longitudes of Janma Nakshatra Lord and 7th Lord. Venus. Note: The combinations enumerated above are pri·ma fa·cie indicators and should not be taken as conclusive. planets occupying 7th house. For example. namely. Female gets married when Venus transits natal Mars or its dispositor or their trines. 4. Yogas operating at that time and dispositors of karaka planets. debilitated and in Papakartari Yoga 5. a debilitated Saturn may push the category up from delayed to late marriage and an exalted Saturn may bring down the category from late to delayed marriage. Astakavarga system gives many transits indicating marriage. planets aspecting 7thhouse Dasha of dispositor of 7th Lord. Jupiter transits / aspects the Rashi occupied by Navamsha dispositor of Lagna Lord. Saturn + Mars in Lagna / 7th House or their influence on Lagna Lord / 7thLord and Lagna & 7th House. Natural Karakas for marriage. marriage is likely. Lagna /7th House and their Lords in fixed signs & Moon in moveable sign. supplemented by transits of Mars and Moon to narrow the window of o o o o o o o o o o o o o . Saturn and Jupiter. Affliction of 2nd / 7th House and planets posited in fixed signs. 8. Lord of Navamsha occupied by 7th Lord Dasha of natural karakas. Shadbala. Venus in 8th House Denial of Marriage 1.

This condition has to be met even though many other combinations have been postulated. Maximum conditions must be fulfilled. Note Please note that the conditions specified above may occur many times in an individual’s life but after ascertaining his classification for marriage. I have used this method and am confidant to state that it gives fairly accurate results. Mars and Moon meeting above conditions will narrow the timing to month / days. Rahu’s involvement with Lagna or 7th House indicates inter caste marriage. consider the nearest to that age. If they are at variance. Love Marriage This is a question which crops up time and again. The conditions postulated are as follows: o o o o o Transit Saturn should aspect Lagna Lord and / or 7th House Transit Jupiter should aspect 7th Lord and / or Lagna Saturn and Jupiter can reverse their role. Remember that any transit prediction arrived at has to be corroborated by Dasha & Bhukti running at that time. Conclusion Over a period of time. The point discussed here are no means exhaustive and I would urge the students to do more research and the following books may be used as reference. I do not wish to get into any dialogue on this issue and leave the choice to the readers. while I have come across people who are not convinced about this method. Inputs from classics and reference books by learned astrologers have also helped me immensely. Look for intense connection of 5th Lord. Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra How to Judge a Horoscope Volume II – 7th House by Dr BV Raman Ashtakavarga by Dr BV Raman Books & Articles by Sri KN Rao on Double Transit Method Practical Vedic Astrology by Sri GS Agarwal Jyothirgannadi by Ramakantha (Kannada Classic) . 7th Lord & 9th Lord either by conjunction or aspects. I have done extensive study of many horoscopes and have arrived at the points enumerated in this article.marriage. then Dasha & Bhukti prediction will prevail. I have been fortunate to have had a meaningful dialogue with many renowned astrologers on this subject and that has also given me several inputs. We all know that nothing good in life can take place without the blessings of Jupiter and Saturn and marriage is one such event.