Sun-The Father and Life Giver
Sun is the king of the solar kingdom. He is also called the 'Father of Stars'. Sun is
about 93 million miles away from the Earth. He is the largest amongst the planets.
His diameter is about 110 times that of Earth and Sun is nearly 27,19,000 miles in
Being the centre of all life force and energy and the giver of Prana, Sun is
worshipped as Sun God. He is said to represent the creator, the Brahma, with his
four faces to have a survey of all the four directions causing four seasons and the
four elements namely Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Westerners call the Sun, Apollo.
The Sun takes exactly one year to go round the ecliptic. It has only the direct
motion. It is never goes retrograde. According to Hindu Astrology Sun is the soul
of Kalpurusha (The Moon is his mind, Mercury his speech, Mars his strength,
Jupiter his knowledge and happiness, Venus his desire or lust, Saturn his misery).
For all living beings Sun represents the positive and primal front whereas the
Moon represents the negative influence. Sun is constructive and creative, Moon is
preserving and formative. Sun is the father, Moon is the mother. The Sun and
Moon are considered sovereigns. Jupiter and Venus are ministers. Mercury is the
young prince. Mars is the commander-in-chief and Saturn is the servant. Sun is the
king and the Moon is the queen. Sun and Moon are also considered luminaries.
People with Sun as the ruling planet will have honey coloured eyes. The face will
be large and round. The stature will be average. The hair and the colour of the
body will have a light shade.
Sun rules the direction East and "Grishma" Rithu (Summer season). In the birth
chart Sun represents the father of the native. In the woman's chart Sun indicates
her husband (There is another school of thought that Jupiter represents the
husband in a female's chart). In service Sun shows the administrative head or
Government. The Sun offers us the power of resistance and vitality. He governs
the breath of life. He rules our consciousness and denotes the individuality. He
gives the force and self will and makes one determined and decisive. The Sun in
nature is hot, dry, masculine and life giving. He possesses the power of absorption
of the nature and influence of any planet within an orb of 8 ½ degrees of his
conjunction. Sun represents health, the vital principle, general prosperity and high
office, positions of rank and title, government affairs and officials, new
undertakings, publicity, popularity, superior or proud and haughty persons. Sun
governs the sides, upper portion of the back, heart, right eye of the male and left
eye of the female. His day is Sunday, metal gold and colour orange. If he is not
hampered by unfavourable disposition or malefic aspects or association and is
dignified by position in the horoscope, Sun bestows a nature which is ambitious,
proud, magnanimous, frank, generous, humane, firm and honourable. Men ruled
by the Sun aspire to positions of rulership and by their earnest nature inspire
others with a respect for their abilities, so they usually attain positions of trust,
responsibility and honour where they are perfectly at home and capable of
practical execution to a very satisfactory degree.
If the Sun at birth is unfavourably placed and is otherwise undignified, the native is
inclined to be too forceful, lordly, domineering, positively arrogant and
extravagant, inclining also to sickness of a feverish inflammatory native, eye
affliction and heart disorders as well as loss of position, credit or esteem due to
impulsiveness of these natives.
The Sun's gems are diamond and ruby. Sun owns Leo. He is exalted in Aries and
debilitated in Libra. 10 degrees of Aries is highest exaltation point and 10 degrees
of Libra is his lowest debilitation point. Initial 20 degrees portion of Leo is his
Mulatrikona and the remaining 10 degrees is Swakshetra. The Sun's friends are
Moon, Mars and Jupiter. Venus and Saturn are his enemies. Mercury is neutral to
2 Moon-the Mother and Mind.
Moon is the planet nearest to the Earth. It is the only planet in the solar system
which revolves round the Earth. The Sun is the generator of power whereas Moon
is conductor of power lent by the Sun. Moon shines only by the reflected light of
the Sun. The distance between the Earth and Moon is approximately 2,38,000
miles. The Sun gives the spirit and life to all planets and Moon rules the lives of the
beings on Earth. Sun represents individuality whereas Moon shows one's
personality. Moon also represents mother if a person is born at night Moon is
feminine. Hence the person under the rulership of Moon becomes timid,
vacillating receptive and convertible. Moon governs the impregnation, conception,
birth of child, the animal instinct the union and the embryo. It also rules the infant
stage of a person and it has powerful influence on their lives. Afflicted Moon at the
time of birth causes ailments frequently and does not allow to have proper growth.
Natives ruled by Moon generally have white complexion and charming eyes. They
are plump and of short stature. They walk with a rolling gait. Moon's influence is
said to be cold, moist, phlegmatic and feminine. She is fruitful and convertible in
nature according to her position in the chart and her aspects and location in the
zodiac (by sign) at that time. Her proximity to the Earth and rapidity of motion
render her a powerful significator in all branches of 15 astrology. She makes a
complete transit of the zodiac (i.e. all the signs) every 27 days, 7 hours and 43
minutes. She rules liquids, fresh water, milk, public commodities like groceries,
fish, drinks etc., also sailing, brewing, nursing and females generally. Moon
influences the growth of all plant life. She governs the brain, breasts, left eye of the
male and right eye of the female. Her day is Monday, metal silver, colour white;
gem pearl and other white stones. People ruled by Moon are usually sensitive,
emotional and domesticated, possessing a love for home and kindred. They have a
good memory. Having a fertile imagination and being also very conscientious, they
meet with many ups and downs in life. They are quite receptive and mediumistic
and frequently possess musical talent They like water and natural beauty. If the
Moon is not favourably disposed, the natives may be either too easy going and
given to self gratification and over indulgence in eating, drinking or pleasure, or
are too changeable, negative and uncertain. Person ruled by Moon do well as
nurses, cooks, confectioners, grocers, gardeners, matrons, dealers in liquids,
stewards, clerks, companions and in other occupations of a common, public or
fluctuating nature. Waxing Moon is considered a benefic and waning Moon a
malefic. Moon owns Cancer. She is exalted in Taurus and debilitated in Scorpio.
Her highest exaltation point is 3 degrees of Taurus and the lowest debilitation
point is 3 degrees of Scorpio. The first 3 degrees of Taurus constitute Moon's
exaltation portion and the remaining 27 degrees portion is her Mooltrikona. The
whole of Cancer is her swakshetra.
3 Mars-The Brother and Courage
Mars is one of the outer planets. It is nearer to the Earth than any of the other
outer planets like Jupiter, Saturn etc. Mars is smaller than Earth and its diameter is
around 4,200 miles. According to mythological beliefs Mars is said to be the deity
of Buddhists and the God of Romans. He is the God of war and also of hunting.
Mars (or Aries in Greek, Artos in Egyptian, Angarka, Magnala, Kuja is Sanskrit)
is said to be the son of Jupiter. According to Hindu beliefs Mars is said to be the
son of the Earth and is called Bhumi-putra. He is the God of dispute, destruction
and war. Mars is a dry, fiery planet, masculine by nature. Mars has much to do with
one's ambition and desires. Mars symbolises the senses and rules the animal
instinct in man. Generally Mars is treated as a malefic planet. If Mars is not
afflicted, he gives self confidence, endurance, impulse for all ventures and heroic
deeds, strength, courage, combativeness, sharp wit, faculty to argue, go ahead spirit
etc. Mars bestows the nature with quick mental activity and extraordinary
muscular strength, great organising ability, power for practical execution,
independent spirit, force of character, strong determination, ambition to come out
successful in the material field in spite of any opposition, and above all, leadership
in all pursuits. If Mars is weak and afflicted in a horoscope, the native will be rash,
will lose temper quickly, will be foolhardy and also quarrelsome. He will use brute
force to settle his affairs and may become a drug addict. He may turn out to be the
worst type of sexualist and satisfy his sexual urges in novel ways.
People born with Mars as their ruling planet will have white complexion with a
shade of red. The native will be tall and muscular. Their eyes will be round. Their
waists will be narrow. Mars is the chief governor for brothers and landed property.
His colour is red-gems, coral, ruby, and all red stones- day Tuesday. Mars governs
the sex organs, bladder, muscular system, head, face, left ear and sense of taste;
also cuts, bums, scolds, etc. He rules copper, gold, iron and steel, surgery,
chemistry, military matters and wars, policemen, surgeons, dentists, butchers, those
of quick temper and reddish complexion. Being averse to dictatorship, persons
influenced by Mars usually find the best outlet for their special ability when in
business for themselves or in positions when they can direct the work of others.
Being quite inventive and mechanical, they become good designers, builders and
managers and usually make their way to the front in whatever they undertake.
Mars owns Aries and Scorpio. He is exalted in Capricorn, the highest exaltation
point being 28 degrees of4hat sign. He is debilitated in Cancer, the lowest
debilitation point being 28 degrees of that sign. The first 12 degrees portion of
Aries is his Mooltrikona and the rest is his Swakshetra. The whole of Scorpio is
also his Swakshetra. Sun, Moon and Jupiter are friends of Mars. Mercury is his
enemy. Venus and Saturn are neutral to him.
4 Mercury-The Messenger of Gods
Amongst all the planets Mercury is nearest to Sun. It revolves round the Sun in 88
days. Its diameter is nearly 3,200 miles. Mythologically Mercury was known as
Thoth, Hermes and "The Messenger of Gods". It was usually portrayed as a youth,
flying with wings at his heels, bearing a cadaceus made of olive wood about which
were twined serpents, the rod being surmounted with a pair of wings. This symbol
represents the essential qualities of the planet, duality, speed and wisdom.
According to Hindu mythology Mercury is said to be the son of Moon. Mercurial
people generally have a youthful appearance.
The influence of the planet Mercury is neutral, dualistic, cold, moist, sexless and
convertible. He gives favourable results when he is in good association and
receives benefic aspects. Mercury can rarely be seen with naked eye as he is never
more man 28 degrees from the Sun. When he is within 8 ½ degrees of the Sun, he is
treated as combust or burnt up and loses great deal of its ability. His influence is
best when leaving the Sun. Mercury rules that part of the intellect which is
susceptible to cultivation through study, precept, observation and imitation.
Mercury influences the nervous system, solar plexus, bowels, arms, mouth, tongue,
sense of sight, perception, understanding, interpretation and expression. He deals
with travelling, teaching, clerkship, speaking, writing, printing, publishing,
literature, stationery, secretaries, book-keeping, correspondence, mailing etc. His
day is Wednesday and his metal is liquid metal or quick silver. His colour is green
and his gem is Emerald. If Mercury is well placed in the horoscope, the natives
make good linguists, orators, writers, reporters, teachers, secretaries, accountants,
etc., being fully capable of maintaining any position where adaptability, dexterity,
perception, skill, quick wit, imagination and good memory are required. They
usually conduct their work in an orderly, methodical, systematic and handy
manner being adept at simplifying arrangements. Mercury shows the type of
mentality one is endowed with, as he governs the reaction to one's sense and
impressions. Being an intellectual planet, the Mercurian is highly intelligent,
ingenious and analytical. He will grasp the subjects very quickly. He gives the
native retentive power and reproductive ability. A well placed and well aspected
Mercury represents a subtle political brain and intellect, a logician with learning
and discretion. A person influenced by Mercury will have curiosity to master
occult sciences also. He will be versatile, good in mathematical calculations,
engineering, accounts etc. If Mercury is afflicted, the native will be clever, cunning
and mischievous, he will turn out to be a great gambler, the worst liar, a conceited
showy person, he will pretend as though he knows everything while actually he is
devoid of real learning. The affliction of Mercury will also cause excess nervous
activity both of body and mind. There is also consequent effect on the health
detrimental to the operation of bowels and other organs under the dominion of
this planet. Mercury is the chief governor for education and uncle. Mercury owns
Gemini and Virgo. He is exalted in Virgo, the highest exaltation point being 15
degrees of Virgo. He is debilitated in Pisces, the lowest debilitation point being 15
degrees of Pisces. The first 15 degrees of Virgo is the exaltation portion of Virgo,
16 to 20 degrees portion is his Mooltrikona and the rest is Swakshetra. The whole
of Gemini is also his Swakshetra. Sun and Venus are friends of Mercury, Moon is
his enemy and Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are neutral to him.
5 Jupiter-The Great Fortune
Jupiter the mighty planet is called a giant of the solar system. It has a diameter of
88,000 miles. Jupiter takes a little less than twelve years to go once round the Sun.
Mythologically, Jupiter is the preceptor of Gods. Old Greeks considered Jupiter as
the father of Gods-Zeus. Egyptians call Mm Ammon. Jupiter is said to possess and
offer 'Sathwaguna'. Our fortunes are governed by Jupiter who is the chief
governor for money. Jupiter is termed as 'Greater Fortune' and is said to be hot
moist, sanguine, temperate, social, expansive, masculine and moderate. He governs
the blood, liver, veins, arteries and thighs. He rules higher education and signifies
judges, councillors, bankers, brokers, theologians, philanthropists, also science,
law, reason and comparison. He rules financial dealings, speculation, shipping
business and foreign affairs. His day is Thursday, metal gold, colour yellow and
gems yellow sapphire and Topaz. Typical Jupiterians are usually termed jovial
owing to the fact that Jupiter gives such characteristics as socialiblity, hope,
benevolence veneration, compassion, justice, honesty, spirituality, also well
developed faculties of proportion, calculation and location. The Jupiterian is
usually quick to hit the mark as his symbol is the Archer. In the business world,
natives ruled by Jupiter become interested in large popular enterprises and deal
much in matters related to lawyers, judges, bankers, brokers and physicians.
Science and medicine, insurance and commercial travelling often engage their
attention, also affairs of philanthropic, charitable and religious or benevolent
import. Jupiter is called the 'Greater Fortune' because, unless he is ill placed in the
horoscope, he bestows a considerable amount of what appears to be good luck
upon natives who are suited for positions of dignity, trust or power in business and
social circles. Having a logical, broad mind, considerable self possession, self
confidence and determination, they usually inspire confidence and attain
responsible positions. Jupiter is fiery, noble, benevolent, fruitful, jovial, optimistic,
positive, and dignified planet. He is the greatest benefic. However, much other
planets may be ill posited and threaten difficulties to a person, if Jupiter is strong
and well placed in a chart, he will enjoy the providential help at least at the last
moment to tide over the difficulties and get rid of evil. Jupiter also indicates how
far one will respect the elders, preceptors and religious scriptures. Jupiter makes
one law abiding, true, honest, sincere and dutiful. If Jupiter is afflicted in the
horoscope, the native will be an extremist and unconventional. He will be
extravagant and lavish. The other evil effects would be over optimism, false hopes,
carelessness, debts, disputes, failure in speculation, gambling, worry through
children, false prestige, loss of reputation, mis-judgment and miscalculation, etc.
Jupiterians are well built and may have a huge belly. They will have good growth
in youth, have muscular body and become so stout as to command respect from
others. Jupiter is also considered as significator for children (Santan Karaka).
Jupiter owns Sagittarius and Pisces. He is exalted in Cancer, the highest exaltation
point being 5 degrees of Cancer. He is debilitated in Capricorn, the lowest
debilitation being 5 degrees of Capricorn. First 5 degrees portion of Sagittarius is
his Multrikona and the rest is hi'-' Swakshetra-The whole of Pisces is also his
Swakshetra. The Sun, the Moon and Mars are friends of Jupiter. Mercury and
Venus are his enemies Saturn is neutral to him.
6 Venus-The Lover
Venus is much closer to the Sun than the Earth. The size of Venus is similar to that
of the Earth. Venus has a diameter of 7,600 miles. Venus can never be more than
48 degrees away from the Sun. Venus is the brightest planet in the solar system.
Mythologically, Venus is considered to be the Goddess of love, marriage, beauty
and comforts. It is called Maha Lakshmi, wife of Lord Vishnu. Venus is also called
one eyed. Creeks call Venus the Aphrodite. Venus is called Kama, for one's
passion depends on its strength. Venus produces people of average height, of
plump body, and with a round and pimpled face, kind and pleasing eyes, pleasant
voice, sweet smile and curly hair. Venus is termed as a feminine planet. Venus
rules the sense of touch and to a great extent the disposition. Venus inclines to all
that pertains to the higher attributes of the mind, music, poetry, painting, singing,
drama, opera, acting and all refined amusements and adornments. The influence of
Venus is expressed as generous, kind, good humoured and loving. Venus is
considered benefic, warm, moist and fruitful. Venus governs the throat, kidneys,
veins and ovaries. His day is Friday, metal silver, colour white and gem diamond.
Men and women ruled by Venus are noticeably kind and social. When well placed
Venus endows the native with a pleasant and handsome countenance, symmetrical
form and graceful manners. Venus inclines to harmony and as this planet rules the
sense of touch, he favours art, music and decoration. By their pleasing personality
the subjects of Venus are natural peacemakers; their refined nature softens the
ruffed feelings of friends and convert anger to pleasure. As Venus is the promoter
of pleasure, these people are splendid entertainers and excellent hosts.
When afflicted, Venus produces unsatisfactory domestic conditions, anxiety in
love, difficulty with friends of through finances. Venus rules the skin, throat, veins,
ovaries and internal generative organs and these are adversely affected by over
indulgence in amusements, eating and drinking. Venus is called Kalathra Karaka,
that is the chief governor for marriage. Venus also indicates the partner in
business. Venus is the chief planet connected with vehicles (Vahana). For those
born during day time Venus is the significator for mother. Venus owns Taurus and
Libra. Venus is exalted in Pisces, the highest exaltation point being 27 degrees of
Pisces. Venus is debilitated in Virgo, the lowest debilitation point being 27 degrees
of Virgo. First 20 degrees portion of Libra is his Mutrikona and he rest is his
Swakshetra. The whole of Taurus is also his Swakshetra. Mercury and Saturn are'
friends of Venus. The Sun and the Moon are his enemies. Mars and Jupiter are
neutral to him.
7 Saturn-The God Yama
Saturn is called 'Sanaischara' as it moves along the Zodiac leisurely and more
slowly than other planets. He is the outermost planet amongst the planets
recognised by Hindu Astrology. Saturn is smaller than Jupiter and his diameter is
around 75,000 miles. Saturn takes 291/2 years to go round the Sun. Hence on an
average Saturn remains in a sign for about 2 ½ years. Saturn is called 'Yama' as he
is the chief governor for longevity. Saturn is said to be 'lame' and the son of The
Sun. Saturn is sometimes symbolised as Father Time. According to Western belief
in olden days Sater or Satan was the name given to Saturn and he signified devil,
darkness, secrecy, loss and misfortune. His nature is cold, dry, phlegmatic,
melancholic, earthy and masculine. When Saturn is well placed or well aspected,
the person is grave, profound, prudent, cautious and of excellent organising and
executive ability. If Saturn is afflicted, the native is apt to be bigoted acquisitive
irritable, discontented and complaining. Saturn governs the teeth, bones spleen,
knees, right ear and sense of hearing. He rules brick laying, pottery, masonry,
plumbing and other laborious and uncongenial employment. He denotes aged
persons, thin, nervous, dark, reclusive-also farmers, miners, coal and junk dealers,
property owners etc. He rules land, property, mines, lead and dealings in real
estate. Day Saturday, metals iron and steel, colour dark blue or black, gem blue
sapphire or other blue and black coloured stones. The influence of Saturn is
commonly called evil and in this respect he is much maligned, but in reality there is
no evil since all things work together for good ultimately. Saturn acts as a deterrent
and because he brings denial and necessity into some lives, he has been considered
as an oppressor, a Satan "He that filleth with pride will suffer a fall"; for Saturn
will bring the native to his knees, humble him, and by means of restrictions,
limitation and adversities, will cause the individual to ponder, study and seek to
find the source of woe that in future may be overcome. Thus while Saturn is a
destroyer (of false ideals), he is also a redeemer, in that he brings to mind a state of
introspection and stimulates effort towards perfection and victory. Saturnians are
extremely sensitive but they hide their feelings and emotions under a mask of
reserve. If frequently censured, they withdraw from association and their progress
and development are much delayed. Saturn is considered to be favourable for
people born in the signs owned by Venus whereas Saturn is evil to those born in
the signs governed by Mercury. He is also beneficial when he is in his own sign, or
when he occupies the signs of Jupiter or when he is exalted. Saturn when benefic
makes a person true, reliable, honest, sincere, faithful and chaste. He aids
concentration, meditation prayers, etc. Saturn is the chief governor for longevity
(He is called Ayush Karaka). If he occupies the house of longevity, namely, the 8th
house in a horoscope, the native gets a long span of life. Saturn owns Capricorn
and Aquarius. He is exalted in Libra, the highest exaltation point being 20 degrees
of Libra. He is debilitated in Aries, the lowest debilitation point being 20 degrees
of Aries. For Saturn the first 20 degrees portion of Aquarius is his Multrikona and
the rest is his Swakshetra. The whole of Capricorn is also his swakshetra. Mercury
and Venus are friends of Saturn. The Sun, the Moon and Mars are his enemies.
Jupiter is neutral to him.
8 Rahu and Ketu-the Shadowy Planets
Rahu and Ketu are called shadowy planets by our ancients. They are not
substantial heavenly bodies with an observable body shape or mass like the Sun,
Moon and other planets. Hindu mythology has in its characteristic way symbolised
these two parts of a single body. According to a Puranic story after churning of the
ocean (Samudra Manthan) came out a divine elephant, a horse, a physician, the
Goddess of wealth and Amrita or immortality. About the distribution of Amrita
there was a serious dispute amongst the Devas and Asuras. The Supreme Lord
(Lord Vishnu) assuming the shape of an alluring Mohini, took charge of
distributing the Amrita with the consent of both Devas and Asuras. She so
distributed the Amrita that all of it was consumed by Devas but one among the
Asuras had stealthily joined the ranks of Devas and got a share of Amrit but was
discovered and exposed by the Sun and the Moon. The Supreme Lord cut the
Asura in two pieces but as he had taken Amrita both the severed parts remained
alive though separated. The head got the name of 'Rahu' and the body and tail
'ketu'. This made Rahu and Ketu eternal enemies of the Sun and the Moon.
Periodically they succeed in swallowing the Sun and the Moon (This is during
eclipses) but they escape as they are immortal. The fact that has since been
universally accepted is that Rahu Ketu are celestial points on the Zodiac with
regulated movement and orbit and they have a distinct and predictable influence
in horoscopes. The motion of these points which is always retrograde, can be
calculated as accurately as the position of the Sun or the Moon, through owing to
their being without substance, this cannot be verified by visual observation.
Westerners have named Rahu and Ketu as Dragon's Head and Dragon's Tail
respectively. Caput and Cauda are the other names given to them by Westerners.
To understand how these imaginary points are accurately located and their
movements are calculated we have to consider the apparent paths in the heavens
of the two planets the Sun and the Moon, that is, the paths along which the Sun
and the Moon appear to an observer on earth, to rotate. The Sun appears to move
along an ellipse of which Earth is a focus. The plane of this ellipse is inclined to the
terrestrial Equator at an angle of 23 degrees. The Moon, as the satellite of the
Earth moves round it and its path is also elliptical with the Earth as a focus, and
plane of this orbit is inclined to the Equator at an angle of 28 degrees, so that the
planes of the orbits of the Sun and the Moon appear to the observer on Earth to be
inclined to each other at an'angle of 5 degrees. The two points at which the orbit of
the Moon cuts the orbit of the Sun are called nodes, and they are exactly 180
degrees apart. The point of intersection formed when the Moon's motion is from
South to North, is said to be ascending node and named Rahu, and the point of
intersection formed when the Moon's motion is from north to south is called the
descending node or Ketu. It has been observed that the nodes have a retrograde
movement in the Zodiac at the rate of 19 degrees 20 minutes per year. Rahu and
Ketu are said to stay in a sign for about 18 months. Rahu and Ketu indicate one
born in a low caste; one who may have intrigue with girls; is one whose thoughts
and actions will be evil. One will resort to outcastes and low born as well as in bred
people. There is quite a controversy amongst the ancients about the signs owned
by Rahu and ketu and signs in which they are exalted and debilitated. For
example, according to Uttara Kalamrita an ancient classic on Hindu Predictive
Astrology Rahu is exalted in Taurus and debilitated in Scorpio, vice versa of Ketu.
This work also assigns the sign Aquarius as owned by Rahu and Scorpio as owned
by Ketu. Mooltrikona of Rahu has been fixed as Gemini and Mooltrikona of Ketu
has been given as Virgo. Sanketnidhi another recognised work allots Gemini as the
exaltation sign of Rahu, Virgo as his own sign and Sagittarius as the exaltation sign
of Ketu and Pisces as its own Sign. It is also believed that Rahu acts like Saturn
and Ketu acts like Mars. The Gem of Rahu is "Gomed" and that of Ketu Cat's
Eye. For further information about Rahu and Ketu please see Part II Chapter


The Zodiac, Signs and Planets

The work "Bhrigu Sutram" deals with the effects of various planets in the twelve
houses of the horoscope. Before taking up the main work, it will be useful for the
readers to have some idea of the Zodiac, the twelve parts of the Zodiac viz., the
signs and the qualities characteristics and significations of the planets as well as the
significations of the twelve houses. In this chapter we propose to give information
about the Zodiac, signs and the planets. The significations of the twelve houses will
be given in the next chapter.

The Zodiac

The Zodiac is a circle of space surrounding the Earth. It may be imagined as a belt
in the heavens about 15 degrees wide in which the planets travel. It is the Sun's
apparent path that is called the ecliptic. The zodiacal circle is divided into twelve
parts, each part containing thirty degrees of space called the signs of the Zodiac.
Thus a sign is one twelfth division of the zodiacal circle and is denned as containing
30 degrees of celestial longitude : 12 signs each measuring 30 degrees constitute the
circle of the Zodiac or 360 degrees. In this circle the planets travel each in its own
orbit, one outlying beyond the other. The twelve signs of fhe Zodiac are Aries
(Mesha), Taurus (Vrishabh), Gemini (Mithuna), Cancer (Kataka), Leo (Simha),
Virgo (Kanya), Libra (Thula), Scorpio (Vrischika), Sagittarius (Dhanu), Capricorn
(Makara), Aquarius (Kumbha), and Pisces (Meena). It is these twelve signs
through which the planets travel or transit from west to east, going through one
sign after another in their order from Aries to Pisces. Each sign possesses a specific
influence. The planets also as they travel around the Zodiac exert an influence
according to their separate nature and position in the Zodiac.
Although according to modem Astrology there are twelve planets viz., Sun, Moon,
Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, Kethu, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto,
Hindu Astrology recognises only the first nine. Each sign of the Zodiac is owned
by a planet who is termed as its 'ruler'. Sun and Moon rule one sign each viz., Leo
and Cancer respectively. Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn rule two signs
each. There is controversy about Rahu and Kethu ruling some signs but the fact is
that they being shadow planets do not own any signs but cast their influence
according to signs in which they are placed, or lords of those signs, or according to
planets influencing them by aspect or association. Mars rules Aries and Scorpio,
Mercury Gemini and Virgo, Jupiter Sagittarius and Pisces, Venus Taurus and
Libra and Saturn Capricorn and Aquarius.


The various factors to be considered in match making in order
of importance are :-
1. Longevity of partners. 2. Mental and psychological health.
3. Factors showing separation or divorce.
4. Compatibility of partners.
The question of compatibility between partners will arise only
if first 3 factors indicate that both are going to stay together.
An approximate estimate of longevity of both the partners
should be indispensable. What is needed is to examine the
birth charts for premature death. If there is wide gap in
longevity of two, then matching of other factors become
redundant. The span of life is divided into 4 categories namely
– (i) Balarishta (ii) Alpayu (iii) Madhyayu (iv) Purnayu. The
life span between 40 to 75 years is described as Madhyayu,
where as longevity beyond 75 years is considered as Purnayu.
There are standard combinations of planets, which give idea
of longevity of a person. Purnayu is indicated if benefics occupy
kendras and Lagna lord is with benefics or aspected by
Jupiter. Also when 3 planets in 8th house occupy exaltation,
friendly and own sign respectively, long life is indicated. The
same is the result when Saturn or 8th lord is conjoined with an
exalted planet. The Lagna and Moon should be strong for
long life.
Mental and psychological health of the partner can also be
examined by position of Lagna, Moon, sixth and eighth houses.
The separation or divorce is also to be looked into by examining
in detail 7th, 8th, and 9th houses. 7th houses is the house of
marriage, 8th house rules ‘Mangalya’ i.e. strength of marital
bond and 9th house rules ‘Sowhhagya’ or good fortune. The
presence of 7th lord in 8th indicates chances of separation.
Mutual disposition of Mars and Venus plays a very important
role in marriage. Venus is associated with spouse, material
comforts, sex harmony, physical beauty etc, where as Mars
abounds in energy, aggressiveness and in association with
Venus gives a tendency to excess of sensual gratification.
Venus-Mars disposition although an important factor for
physical attraction but in the absence of Jupiter’s or even
Saturn’s benign influence, real compatibility between partners
may be lacking. Venus–Mars conjunction makes one fond of
pleasure, demonstrative and adds a zest to one’s sensual life.
Therefore after examining basic structure of horoscope of
partners, it is ensured that long married life is indicated. When
this assurance is indicated, question of compatibility of partners
comes into picture which is examined by ‘Mangali Dosha’
and ‘Gana’ agreement.
‘Mangali Dosha’ means harmful effects of Mars. Among the
malefic planets, Mars has come to enjoy such an important
role in breaking of marriages that the harmful influence of Mars
has come to be known as ‘Mangali Dosha’ and boy or girl
having defective influence of Mars in the horoscope is generally
known as ‘Mangali’ boy or ‘Mangali’ girl. Why the Mars
gets such an importance in the matter of marriage ? The
interaction of Moon and Mars causes menstruation in a woman
every month when the Moon is passing through
Apachayasthana from ascendant. The Moon controls the fluid
matter of a woman while Mars signifies the blood and
combination of two is cause of menses. The process of progeny
and pregnancy depends exclusively on menstruation cycle in
females. Mars is lord of blood system in all human beings.
Semen in males get formed through the process of blood
system. Therefore progeny is not possible without blessing of
Mars. Apart from this Mars is a fiery planet and rules warmth
in human body, energy, strength, courage, bravery, organizing
ability, feelings of brotherhood etc. Mars is also the lord of
skin, the outer dress of body. Influence of Mars alone can
create another body and another life. Astrologers have
determined the houses from where Mars adversely influences
and affects the 7th house, which is concerned with marriage,
the married life and relationship with spouse. If Mars is in 1st,
2nd, 4th , 7th , 8th and 12th house in a horoscope, native is said
to suffer with ‘Mangali Dosha’. The Lagna represents body,
the Moon represents the mind and Venus the sexual organs.
Therefore houses are reckoned from Lagna, Moon and Venus.
The dosha is considerably weak when it exists from Lagna, a
little stronger from the Moon and still more powerful from
Venus. ‘Mangali Dosha’ gets cancelled if it is there in
horoscope of both the bride and bridegroom. The Mars in
the 1st house indicates annoyance, anger, irritation and
disturbed state of mind of self, in the 2nd house presence of
Mars may lead to financial breakdown, loss by cheating and
violence between husband and wife. Presence of Mars in 4th
house adversely affects the domestic atmosphere and in the
7th house introduces element of fire between husband and
wife. In 8th house Mars acts as ‘Marak’ for spouse and person
is involved in extra – marital relations. In 12th house, it may
lead to wasteful expenditure, punishments, disturbance in the
sleeping comforts, venereal diseases, extramarital sex etc.
There are several combinations referred in astrological texts,
which nullify harmful effects of Mars.
There are total 36 Ganas and in the Gana agreement,
compatibility of partners is examined from various points of
view relevant to happy married life. The various aspects and
points assigned to them are :-
1. VARNA - 1
2. VASYA - 2
3. TARA - 3
4. YONI - 4
6. GANA - 6
8. NADI - 8
VARNA : The Varnas as per Moon- signs are as under :-
Varna kshtriya vaishya shudra brahman
Moon Aaries Taurus Gemini Cancer
Signs Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio
Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces
Varna indicates capacity of native to shoulder responsibility
of family. To run the family smoothly, it is considered necessary
that Varna of boy is better than of that of girl. Depending on
Varnas of boy and girl, points are assigned as under :-
Varna of Boy
Varna of Girl Brahman Kshtriya Vaishya Shudra
Brahman 1 0 0 0
Kshtriya 1 1 0 0
Vaishya 1 1 1 0
Shudra 1 1 1 1
If Varna of boy is lower than that of girl then if lord of boy’s
Moonsign is of better Varna, then marriage is considered
compatible in respect of Varna. The Varnas of different planets
are –
This agreement is very important for mutual attraction between
husband and wife. The Vasya are of following five types :
The Vasyas of different signs are as under :-
Aries – Chatushpad, Taurus – Chatushpad, Gemini – Manav
(Dwipad), Cancer – Keet and Jalchar, Leo – Vanchar and
Chatushpad, Virgo – Manav, Libra – Manav, Scorpio – Keet,
Sagittarius – Manav and Chatushpad, Capricorn – Chatushpad
and Jalchar, Aquarius – Manav, Pisces – Jalchar.
VASYA means capacity to control others. Depending upon
nature and behaviour VASYAS have been classified in four
categories namely – Vasya, Friend, Enemy, Bhakshya. If
Vashyas of boy and girl are friends 2 points are given, if one is
Vasya and other Enemy 1 point, if one is Vasya and other is
Bhakshya ½ point and if they are mutual enemies or Bhakshya
they do not get any point. The points given depending on
Vasyas of boy and girl are as under :-
Vasya of Boy
of Girl Chatushpad Manav Jalchar Vanchar Keet
Chatushpad 2 ½ 1 ½ 1
Manav ½ 2 0 0 0
Jalchar 1 0 2 2 2
Vanchar ½ 0 2 2 0
Keet 1 0 2 0 2
Taras are of 9 types namely Janm, Sampat, Vipat, Kshem,
Pratyari, Sadhak, Vadha, Mitra, Atimitra. Out of these 9,
Vipat, Pratyari and Vadha are considered inauspicious. Tara
signifies likely problems in married life. Inauspicious Tara
indicates differences in thinking of boy and girl. To find out
Tara of boy count from Nakshtra of boy to Nakshtra of girl
and divide the same by 9 and depending on remainder which
may be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 0, Tara is found in the same
sequence as mentioned above. Similarly Tara of girl can be
found out by counting Nakshtra of boy from girl. The points
for Vasya are given as under:-
Tara of Tara of 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Girl Boy1 3 3 1 ½ 3 1 ½ 3 1 ½ 3 3
2 3 3 1 ½ 3 1 ½ 3 1 ½ 3 3
3 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½
4 3 3 1 ½ 3 1 ½ 3 1 ½ 3 3
5 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½
6 3 3 1 ½ 3 1 ½ 3 1 ½ 3 3
7 1 ½1 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 1 1
8 3 3 1 ½ 3 1 ½ 3 1 ½ 3 3
9 3 3 1 ½ 3 1 ½ 3 1 ½ 3 3
Asvini - Horse Magha – Rat Moola – Dog
Bharani – Elephant P.Phalguni – Mongoose Purvashdha – Monkey
Krittika - Goat U. Phalguni - Camel Uttarashadha – Cow
Rohini – Snake Hasta – Ox Shravana – Monkey
Mrigsira – Snake Chitra – Tiger Dhanishtha – Female
Ardra – Dog Swati – Bufallow Shatbhisha – Horse
Punarvasu – Cat Vishakha – Tiger Poorva Bhadrapad –
Pushya – Ram Anuradha – Deer U. Bhadrapad – Cow
Ashlesha - Cat Jyeshtha – Deer Revati – Elephant
The relationship between lords of Moon – signs of boy and
girl is found out and points depending upon the relations of
lord of Moon – signs are assigned as under :
1. If both are mutual friends - 5
2. If one neutral and other friends - 4
3. If one friend and other enemy - 1
4. Mutual neutral - 3
5. If one neutral and other enemy - ½
6. Mutual enemies - 0
7. If both have same lord - 5
This can be represented as per following table :
Lord of Moon Lord of Moon Sun Moon Mars Mer Jup Ven Sat
sign of Girl sign of Boy
Sun 5 5 5 4 5 0 0
Moon 5 5 4 1 4 ½ ½
Mars 5 4 5 ½ 5 3 ½
Mer 4 1 ½ 5 ½ 5 4
Jup 5 4 5 ½ 5 ½ 3
Ven 0 ½ 3 5 ½ 5 5
Sat 0 ½ ½ 4 4 5 5
The birth Nakshtra are classified under the three Ganas namely
Divine (Deva), Demon (Rakshash) and Human (Manushya ).
The classification is as under :-
1. Divine (Deva ) - Asvini, Mrigsira, Punarvasu, Pushya,
Hasta, Swati, Anuradha, Shravana, Revati
2. Demon (Rakshash) Krittika, Ashlesha, Magha, Chitra,
Vishakha, Jyeshtha, Moola, Dhanishtha, Shatbhisha.
3. Human (Manushya ) Bharani, Rohini, Ardra, Poorva
Phalguni, Uttar Phalguni, Purvashdha, Uttarashadha, Uttar
It is considered that a native would have nature in accordance
with Gana. The nature indicated by different Ganas is –
Divine (Deva) - Dignity and goodness
Human (Manushya) - Combination of good and bad.
Demon (Rakshash) - Contempt, meanness, selfishness
Marriage between boy and girl belonging to same Gana is
considered best. The marriage between Human and Divine
Gana is considered workable. Marriage between Human and
Demon Gana is prohibited. Marriage between a boy belonging
to Divine and Girl belonging to Demon Gana is prohibited.
The Divine, Human and Demon Gana correspond to Satvik,
Rajsik and Tansik nature. Points for Ganas are assigned as
per following table -
Gana of Girl Gana of Boy Divine Human Demon
Divine 6 5 1
Human 6 6 0
Demon 0 0 6
If moon sign of one is counted from other, there is possibility
of following relationship between Moonsigns of boy and girl–
1 : 7 or 7 : 7, 2 : 12, 3 : 11, 4 : 10, 5 : 9, and 6 : 8
The mutual relationship of 2 : 12, 5 : 9, and 6 : 8 is not
considered good for marriage. Out of these three relationships,
6 : 8 relationship is considered the worst as it adversely affects
the health and longevity of couple. It may also lead to divorce
or suicide or murder of one by other. Maximum cases of
suicide or murder after marriage belong to this category. Next
bad relationship is 2 : 12 which adversely affects wealth,
savings, spending, and mutual relationship in the family. The 5
: 9 relationship adversely affects the fortune, faith, religious
activity, progeny and ancestral inheritance. Except in these
relationships, 7 points are assigned. Even if relationships of 6
: 8, 2 : 12, 5 : 9 exists, 4 points are assigned if lords of
both the signs are mutual friends.
There are three Nadis under which all the Nakshtra have been
divided . viz.
ADYA NADI – Asvini, Ardra, Punarvasu, Uttar Phalguni,
Hasta, Jyeshtha, Moola, Shatbhisha, Poorva Bhadrapad.
MADHYA NADI – Bharani, Mrigsira, Pushya, Poorva
Phalguni, Chitra, Anuradha, Purvashdha, Dhanishtha, Uttar
ANTYA NADI - Krittika, Rohini, Ashlesha, Magha, Swati,
Visakha, Uttarashadha, Shravana, Revati
If boy and girl both belong to same Nadi, it is considered
‘Nadi Dosha’ and marriage in such case is not recommended.
Nadi Dosha adversely affects the compatibility and health of
married couple. Nadi means pulse or nerve. It indicates
physiological and hereditary factors.
In following two circumstances, Nadi Dosha gets cancelled –
1. When Nakshtra of boys and girl is same but Pada of
Nakshtra is different.
2. When Rashi of both boy and girl is same but they have
different Nakshtra.
Nadi of girl Nadi of Boy ADYA MADHYA ANTYA
ADYA 0 8 8
MADHYA 8 0 8
ANTYA 8 8 0


The effects of transit of the planets through the various houses
counted from sign occupied by the Moon at birth are as
1st House :-
Loss of house traits, prestige and position, suffers from fatigue,
ill health like blood pressure, stomachache etc. Native feels
irritated and has to undertake aimless journeys, separation
from family, feelings of fear and anxiety, quarrels with friends
and relations leading to mental tension. If Saturn Mars or Rahu
are posited in first house at the time of birth, this transit of Sun
is very inauspicious.
2nd House:
Loss of wealth, financial problem, deceived by others,
becomes obstinate, quarrels, unhappiness, danger of loss in
business, efforts are not fructified, expenditure is more than
income, mental tension and eye problems, obstacles in every
sphere of life.
3rd House :-
Financial gains, promotion and position in profession,
happiness all around, good health, success over enemies or
opponents, friendship with people of high status, gain through
children and friends, honour from government, efforts get fully
materialized, gain in social status. This is generally auspicious
time to undertake new projects.
4th House :
Domestic unhappiness, ill health, quarrels, financial problem,
fear of loss of prestige, impediments in marital life and sexual
enjoyments, disputes regarding property, mental tensions
leading to wrong decisions, difficulties in journeys, discomfort
from conveyances.
5th House :
Ill health of spouse, self and children. Mental tensions, eyes
troubles, enemies become powerful, loss of money, separation
from family and relatives, problem from govt., wasteful
expenditure, obstacles in all undertakings, unsuccessful. One
should divert his attention in recreation and amusement to
forget these malefic effects.
6th House :
Good health, success over enemies and opponents, happiness,
financial gains, favour from superiors, mental peace, gain of
position in profession, contacts with people of high status,
honour from govt., efforts give desired results.
7th House :
Anxiety, ill health, stomach and anus ailments, urinary
problems, financial loss, problem from govt., loss in business,
health of spouse suffers, strained relations with spouse and
business partners. Take decisions with advice of competent
people and avoid unnecessary travel.
8th House :
Fear, anxiety, ill health of self and spouse, displeasure from
superiors or govt., quarrel with friends, extravagant
expenditure, company of wicked people, irritable nature, loss
through opponents, difficulties in getting financial borrowings.
9th House :
Ill health of self, spouse and children, disturbance in mind,
disharmony with elders, dishonour, unsuccessful, in various
undertakings, separation from family and relatives, long
journeys, transfer in service, involved in misdeeds.
10th House :
Success over enemies, success in all undertakings, good
health, financial gains, association with persons of authority,
promotion in service, profit in business, fame, gain in position,
gain from friends, increase in reputation.
11th House :
Financial gains, new position, success in all undertakings, good
health, own efforts bring success, gains from friends and
relation, gain from father, domestic happiness, religious
ceremonies and auspicious work, cooperation from other
people, time for team work in all spheres.
12th House :
Financial loss, wasteful expenditure, mental worries, ill health,
eyes troubles, problem from enemies and opponents, even
friends behave like enemies, problem from govt, decision of
litigation case not in favour, foreign travel.
1st House :
Confers good health, prosperity and financial gains, rise in
fortune, enjoyment of good food, sexual enjoyments, bed room
comforts, good clothes, meeting with friends, mental place,
honour from public, increase in social status, success over
opponents, starting of new venture in business.
2nd House :
Financial loss, obstacles, disputes, depression, loss of honour,
wasteful expenditure, bad time to invest money.
3rd House :
Success, monetary gains, happiness, friendship and association
with opposite sex, victory over opponents, good time for
education, examination and travel, gain from opposite sex and
friends, expenditure on amusement and entertainment.
4th House :
Fear, anxiety, financial loss, domestic problems, health
problems, suspicion. This is the best time to lie low, relax and
avoid confrontation.
5th House :
Illness, sorrow, obstacles in all undertakings, indigestion,
journeys, financial loss, loss of prestige, poverty,
disappointments in love affairs.
6th House :
Financial gains, victory over enemies and opponents, good
health, domestic happiness, objectives are fulfilled, contact
with good friends, mental peace.
7th House :
Financial gains, bed comforts, enjoyment of good food and
clothings, gain of conveyance, pleasure trips, sexual
enjoyments, success without any obstacles, gain in social
8th House :
Enemity, Untoward events, fear of financial loss, ill health,
quarrels, anxiety, mental disturbance, obstacles in profession,
financial problem.
9th House :
Fatigue, unexpected expenses, stomach disorders, mental
disturbance, disturbance in sleep, obstacles in profession,
laziness, weakness, loss of prestige.
10th House :
Achievement of desired objects, gain in status, success,
happiness, domestic comforts, gain of gifts, success in
professional pursuits, good opportunity for public relation
work or sale of property, chances for gain in social prestige,
forceful arguments.
11th House :
Meeting with influential friends, sexual enjoyment, happiness,
financial gains, prosperity, good health, marriage, and good
12th House :
Dependence, laziness, jealousy, loss, expenditure, injury or
accident, misunderstanding with friends and relatives,
disharmonies with people of opposite sex.
1st House :
Feeling of dejection, obstacles, displeasure of superiors,
increase in blood pressure, fear from fire, poison and arms,
accident, wasteful expenditure, separation from family,
revengeful nature, disharmony with spouse.
2nd House :
Harsh temperament, anxiety, increased expenditure, disputes,
displeasure from govt., losses in business, loss from enemies,
financial disturbance.
3rd House :
Good health, happiness, financial gains, all round success, gain
in position and status, honour from govt., authority, boldness,
success in important ventures, increase of self confidence,
pleasure from children and spouse.
4th House :
Family disputes, professional problems, domestic unhappiness,
ill health, blood pressure, stomach ailments, skin problems, ill
health of spouse, obstacles.
5th House :
Ill health of children, quarrels, enemity, financial loss, mental
disturbances, arguments with superiors, failure in examination,
fear, disharmony with own people, losses in speculation,
accidents, physical weakness, losses through theft.
6th House :
Happiness, victory over enemies and opponents, favourable
results in litigation cases, financial gains, prosperity, favour
from superiors, comforts, success in important undertakings,
health problem such as infection.
7th House :
Disharmony between self and spouse, domestic unhappiness,
indigestion, financial losses, mental agony, anxiety, disputes
with friends and business partners, losses through partners.
8th House :
Fear, accident, sinful acts, financial losses, blood poisoning,
mental worries, fatigue, anemia, wounds, health problems,
disharmony with spouse, not a good time for financial
9th House :
Humiliation, financial losses, physical weakness, troublesome
journeys, mental anxiety, legal difficulties, ill health of co –
born and children, disharmony with relations and friends.
10th House :
Financial losses, ill health, obstacles, professional problems,
disrepute, fear from enemies and opponents, conflict with
govt., and person in authority. Second half of this transit
generally gives auspicious results.
11th House :
Financial gains, good health, gain of immovable property,
happiness, enjoyments, birth of son, luxurious life, amusements,
success all round, domestic happiness.
12th House :
Troubles from secret enemies, loss of wealth, wasteful
expenditure, quarrels, mental worries, eyes troubles, bilious
complaints, dishonour, trouble through opposite sex.
1st House :
Increase of enemies and opponents, financial loss, unsteady
mind, speech problems, fear of being confined, harsh speech,
changes in ventures due to outside pressure or influences,
obstacles, disharmony with own people, arguments, loss of
property in litigation, short travels, contacts with low grade
persons of opposite sex.
2nd House :
Financial gains, reliable friends, success in undertakings but
disgrace, scandals and blames, avoid financial or property
deal during this period, misled by others, chances of litigation.
3rd House :
Meeting with friends, enjoyments, short distance travel,
contacts with relatives and neighbors, favourable period for
intellectual pursuits, Not a good time to relax, fear from
opponents, disharmony and dispute with superiors, loss of
money, humiliation, problem from govt., interest in religious
4th House :
General prosperity, fulfillment of objectives, happiness, plans
are materialized, financial gains, domestic happiness, contacts
with influential persons, settlement of family disputes, wasteful
expenditure, increase in status, honour.
5th House :
Quarrels with spouse and children, mental unhappiness,
financial loss, purposeless undertakings, dishonour,
disharmony in domestic affairs, disturbance in education of
students, liking for tamsik food.
6th House :
Popularity, prosperity, domestic happiness, victory over
enemies, good relations with superiors and subordinates,
excellent time for intellectual work, success in various
undertakings, mental satisfaction.
7th House :
Separation from spouse, domestic worries, disharmony with
other members of family, arguments and controversies,
obstacles, quarrels, mental and physical ailments, not a good
time for students and writers, avoid entering into new contracts
and negotiation.
8th House :
Cheerfulness, steadiness, success over opponents, happiness,
birth of a son, good intellect and power, financial gains, good
time for negotiating property deal, improvement in status.
9th House :
Good period for study of subjects relating to foreign places,
law, philosophy or higher knowledge of any kind, good period
for travel, conversation and communication with others,
obstacles, financial loss, enemity, disagreement with near
10th House :
All round success and happiness, good health, financial gains,
other sources of income, professional success, enjoyment,
mental peace, domestic happiness, victory over opponents,
gainful communication with outside world.
11th House :
Happiness and prosperity, favours from others, harmony with
own people, birth of child, increased communication and social
interaction, financial gain, honour, feeling of satisfaction and
achievement, intellectual exchange with friends.
12th House :
Troubles, fear of humiliation, disputes, misunderstanding with
spouse, disgrace through enemies, heavy expenditure and loss
of money, ill health, financial difficulties, unnecessary arguments
and dispute with people, enemity, secretive and confidential.
1st House :
Unfavourable circumstances, heavy expenditure, long
journeys, increase in opponents, disharmony with family
members, ill health, mental worries, transfers, lack of domestic
happiness, unnecessary arguments with superiors,
advancement towards spiritual side, chances of marriage.
2nd House :
Financial gains, domestic happiness, acquiring luxurious items,
defeat of opponents, marriage, birth of son, rise in status and
position, increase in spiritual standard, comforts and pleasures
at command of native, prosperity in business, mental peace,
favour from govt, and superiors.
3rd House :
Unfavourable circumstances, loss of position, separation from
loved ones, fear. Obstacles in profession, ill health, financial
loss, change of residence, failure in examinations, disrespect,
increased contacts in immediate surroundings, gain through
writing and communication, generous and tolerant.
4th House :
Losses, humiliation, domestic disharmony, false implications,
accidents during travelling, ill health of mother, hindrance in
profession, delay in promotion, legal disputes.
5th House :
Improvement of relations with others, pride from children and
their development, increase in creative potential, financial gains,
improvement in love and sexual relations, greater freedom of
self expression, personal growth, royal favour, all round
prosperity and success, defeat of enemies, gain of property,
success, improvement in efficiency.
6th House :
Problems from enemies, domestic unhappiness, quarrels, loss
of money, increased expenditure, fruitless undertakings,
anxiety, dispute with near relations, ill health, sudden problems,
losses in profession, irritation.
7th House :
Favourable for marriage, partnership and contracts, gain
through people, development of mental relations, decisions
of civil suits in favour, auspicious undertakings, blessed with
children, respect, happiness, good food.
8th House :
Fatigue, wearisome travelling, adversity, troubles, physical and
mental problem, financial losses, accidents during journey, loss
of fortune, wastage of time, problem in legal disputes.
9th House :
Prosperity, happiness, pleasure, enhancement in reputation,
respect from others, domestic happiness, financial gains,
increased income from immovable property, pilgrimage,
spiritual progress, troubles from children, foreign travel.
10th House :
Progress in profession, recognition of work, travel, change in
profession, ill health, problem from children.
11th House :
Promotion, prosperity, domestic happiness, birth of a child,
financial gains, good health, gain of new position, purchase of
luxurious item, fulfillment of desires, benefit from friends and
elders, all round success.
12th House :
problems in profession, disturbance in mental peace, fear,
litigation, tensions, journeys, separation from family,
imprisonment, increased expenditure, ill health.
1st House :
All kinds of enjoyments, pleasure, happiness, peaceful life,
good food, relaxed mind, gain of new dresses, perfumes and
articles of luxury, success in education, gain of new position
and status, sexual relationship with opposite sex, comforts of
marital life.
2nd House :
Financial and material gains, domestic happiness, prosperity,
birth of a child, good health, attractive personality, domestic
3rd House :
Prosperity, happiness, gain of position, success, financial gains,
increase in status, favour from friends and relatives, purchase
of luxury goods, pleasure, good company.
4th House :
Financial gains, comforts, pleasure trips and good news,
pleasant journeys, meeting with near relations and friends,
professional gains, marriage, progeny, new conveyance.
5th House :
Happiness from elders and children, gain of position for
children, financial gains, birth of a child, honour, fame,
entertainment, favourable love relations, help from friends.
6th House :
Quarrels, losses, adversities, irritation, dishonour, illness of
spouse, anxiety, increase of enemies, increased expenditure,
disputes, litigation, unfavourable period for romance, urinary
7th House :
A favourable period for all relationships, love affairs, romance,
in profession partnership will be gainful, financial gains, best
period for improving a relationship.
8th House :
Financial gains through spouse, union with partner/ spouse/
beloved, good health, gain of property, pleasure through
opposite sex, domestic bliss, fame, honour, prosperity.
9th House :
Prosperity, happiness, mental happiness, romance, comforts,
marriage, long travel, gain in knowledge, fame, experience of
beauty in art/ pleasure/ amusement, attraction towards a
10th House :
Quarrels, disputes, disgrace, obstacles, dishonour,
impediments, irritation, humiliation, defeat in law suits, success
in profession, help from friends.
11th House :
Financial gains, prosperity, happiness, gain of friends/ luxurious
items/ mental happiness, association with opposite sex,
domestic happiness, best period for team work.
12th House :
All types of enjoyments, financial gains, increased expenditure,
pleasure of bed, extra – marital sex, charitable activities, good
1st House :
Illness, financial losses, enemity, failures, increased
responsibility, loss of health of wife/ children/ near relations,
disharmony, disagreements, disputes, increased expenditure,
separation from family.
2nd House :
Financial loss, illness, sorrow, extra – efforts needed for
keeping everything going on, loss of friend or near relation,
eyes trouble, problems in profession, poverty, dispute over
property in family.
3rd House :
Success, recognition, prosperity, professional gains, defeat
of enemies, happiness, power, position, enjoyments.
4th House :
Any problem in domestic affairs becomes critical, parent’s
health my suffer, displeasure from superiors and bosses,
disrepute, misery, unhappiness.
5th House :
Problem to children, difficulties in love affairs, confrontation,
loss in speculative activities, false allegations, disrepute,
litigation, financial losses, mental agony, separation from family.
6th House :
All round prosperity, happiness, loss of enemies, good health,
recognition, promotion and gains in service, favour from
friends and relations.
7th House :
Problems in marital life, ill health of spouse, long travels,
separation from family, increased expenditure, ill health,
venereal diseases.
8th House :
Problem in partnerships, conflict with others, death of near
relatives, ill health, separation from loved ones, litigation,
disrepute, displeasure from govt.
9th House :
Legal problems, long journeys, accident, decrease in income,
transfer in service, sorrows, unhappiness, loss of brothers,
finance problems, problem in profession.
10th House :
Loss of honour, financial losses, fall though own actions,
prestige/ job/ status many be threatened, scandals, increased
expenditure, change of profession.
11th House :
Financial gains, improvement in status, fulfillment of desires,
acquisition of property, domestic happiness, sexual enjoyment,
honour from govt., cooperation from friends and relatives.
12th House :
Obstacles in profession, delay in promotion in service,
imprisonment, long journeys, danger, accidents, mental agony,
increase in expenditure, financial losses, litigation, family
1st House :
Tendency to overwork, lack of self confidence, ill health
because of infection, strained marital relations, loss in business,
mental problems, abundant sex desire, involvement in adultery.
2nd House :
Ill health, financial loss, eye trouble, mental worries, family
tensions, unproductive expenditure, results of litigation cases
unfavourable, chronic diseases, danger from weapon,
influenced by wicked.
3rd House :
Gains through relatives/ friends, success in education, good
news from co-born, short journeys, lucky, new friendship,
courage, success in profession.
4th House :
Gain of property of conveyance, problem in domestic life,
gain from mother and lawsuits, ill health of mother, psychic
problems and mental worries.
5th House :
Worries through children, loss in speculation, creative ability,
delay in birth of child, up and down in profession, loss of
6th House :
Gain in profession, good health, financial gains, gain in
popularity, boldness, practical, prosperity.
7th House :
Loss in partnership, domestic problems, separation from
spouse, ill health, chronic disease, fond of opposite sex,
passionate and sexy.
8th House :
Death or separation from spouse, short temperament, deserted
by family, troubles, stomach, ailments, problems in genital
organs, mental worries, fever, likely to be involved in
corruption case.
9th House :
Long travels, spiritualism, faith in occult subjects, problem
with enemies, involved in sex with low class people, family
discord, loss in reputation.
10th House :
Gain through profession, recognition, award, popularity,
advancement in social and professional life, gain through father,
victory in elections.
11th House :
Development of new friendship, gain through elder brother,
expansions of business, increase in income and also
expenditure, blessed with son, ear problem.
12th House :
Interest in occult subjects, involved in secret missions, victory
owner enemies, financial losses, company of wicked,
quarrelsome, loss of property.
1st House :
Mental worries, all round difficulties, perturbed, marital
discord, unsuccessful in profession.
2nd House :
Change of profession, financial problems, mental worries,
delay in getting all expected, financial losses, harsh.
3rd House :
Strained relations with co-borns, break in studies, problem
with neighbor, short journeys.
4th House :
Problem in domestic harmony, mental disturbance, death of
mother, change of residence, financial losses.
5th House :
Worries and loss through children, problem in romance,
speculation loss, impatient, injury.
6th House :
Change of working condition, ill health, displeasure, from
superiors, financial loss, and humiliation.
7th House :
Mental discord, domestic unhappiness, problem in litigation
cases, expenditure, separation from spouse.
8th House :
Inheritance, extra – marital sex, marital discord, disease of
genital organs, difficulty in realizing debts.
9th House :
Loss during long travel, difficulties in studies, disrespect,
arrogant, short tempered, unfortunate.
10th House :
Disappointments, change in profession, delays, troubles
through father, injury by falling.
11th House :
Strained relations with elder brother or sister, marital discord,
financial losses.
12th House :
Meditation, spiritual upliftment, secret missions, self-distrust,
victory over enemies, health problems.
Muhurta signifies the valuable moment when there is maximum
harmony between human and stellar radiations. The horoscopy
is diagnostic whereas Muhurta is preventive or prescriptive.
Afflictions in birth chart can be minimized by selecting right
Muhurta for important undertakings. Muhurta takes into
consideration the importance of radical Moon as Moon
signifies the mind. Therefore every election should be so timed
as to have reference to birth star and birth Moon.
For calculating correct Muhurta, Panchang has a special
significance. Panchang means five limbs which are Tithi (Lunar
day), Vara (weekday) Nakshtra (constellation), Yoga (Semi
lunar day), and Karan (half a lunar day). The Tithi, Vara and
Nakshtra have already been discussed in this book.
Yoga is the period during which the joint motion in longitude
of Sun and Moon amount to 13020'. There are 27 yogas
namely Vishkambha, Priti, Ayushman, Saubhagya, Sobhana,
Atiganda, Sukarman, Dhriti, Soola, Ganda, Vriddhi, Dhruva,
Vyaghata, Harshana, Vajra, Siddhi, Vyatipata, Variyan,
Parigha, Siva, Siddha, Sadhya, Subha, Sukla, Brahma, Indra
and Vaidhriti. Karana is half a lunar day i.e. the time taken by
Sun and Moon to make relative movement by 60. There are
11 karans namely (1) Bava ( 2) Balava (3) Kaulav (4) Taitile
(5) Garija (6) Vanija (7) Visti (8) Sakuni (9) Chatuspada (10)
Naga and (11) Kimstughna.
In determining auspicious time for any particular undertaking,
apart from the special planetary combinations, the factors to
be considered are – (1) Tarabala or strength of Nakshtra (ii)
Chandrabala or lunar strength and (iii) Panchak or fire source
In the panchak determination, five sources of planetary, stellar
and zodiacal energies are involved. Take the number of lunar
day, number of week day, number of Nakshtra, the number
of Lagna. Add these together and divide the total by 9. If the
remainder is 1 it is Mrityu panchak which indicates danger, if
it is 2 it is Agni panchak which indicates risk from fire, if it is 4
it is Raja panchak which indicates bad results If it is 6 it is
Chore panchak which indicates evil happenings and if it is 8 it
is Rog panchak which indicates bad health. The remainders
0,3, 5, 7 are considered good.
Panchanga Suddhi :-
All the five elements i.e. Tithi, Vara, Nakshtra, Yoga, and
Karana must be auspicious for finding out auspicious time.
Panchang Suddhi, therefore means good lunar day – beneficial
weekday, an auspicious constellation, a good yoga and a
fertilizing Karana.
Karthari Dosha :-
Karthari means scissors. For selecting auspicious time, when
two malefic planets are posited on either side of Lagna, the
combination goes under the name of Karthari Dosha and the
same should be avoided for any auspicious occasion.
Siddha Yogas :-
These relate to coinciding certain week days with certain
Nakshtra and a certain lunar day. These are considered
auspicious for good work.
A Friday coinciding with Nanda tithi (1,6,11 lunar days),
Wednesday coinciding with Bhadra (2,7 and 12 lunar days),
Tuesday coinciding with Jaya (3, 8, 13 lunar days), Saturdays
coinciding with Rikta tithi (4, 9, 14 lunar days) and Thursdays
falling on Poorna tithi (5, 10, 15 lunar days) constitute Siddha
Sunday to Saturdays respectively coinciding with Nakshtra
Hasta, Sharvana, Aswini, Anuradha, Pusya, Revati and Rohini
give rise to Amrit Siddha yoga.
Adverse Yogas :
The followings give rise to adverse yogas and such
combinations should be avoided for any auspicious work.
Week day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Saturday Sunday
Tithi 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
11th 5th
Nakshtra Mrigshira Aswini Anuradha Pushya Revati
Rohini Hasta
Muhurta for Marriage :-
The lunar month of Magha, Phalguna, Vaisakh and Jyestha
are considered best. Kartik and Margsira are ordinary and
rest are not considered auspicious.
The 11th day (dark half) to New Moon, Rikta tithis, 6th, 8th
and 12th should be avoided for marriage. The best lunar days
for marriage are 2nd, 3rd, 7th , 10th 11th, and 13th (of bright
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are considered
best for marriage, Sunday and Saturday are considered
ordinary while Tuesday should be avoided.
The best Nakshtra for marriage are Rohini, Mrigshira, Magha,
Uttar Phalguni, Uttar Bhadrapad and Revati.
The yogas Vyatipata, Dhruva, Mritu, Ganda, Vajra, Soola,
Vishkambha, Atiganda, Vyaghati and Parigha, are not
considered good for marriage.
Among the zodiacal signs Gemini, Virgo and Libra are
considered best for marriage, Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Sagittarius
and Aquarius are considered ordinary whereas others are
considered inauspicious.
Apart from above (a) 7th house should not have any planet
(b) Mars should not be posited in 8th, (c) Venus should not be
in 6th (d) Lagna should not be hemmed between malefics and
(e) Moon should not be afflicted.
Muhurta for Undertaking Journey :-
The best lunar days are 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th , 11th, and 13th.
The 14th lunar day and full/ new Moon days should be avoided.
Mrigsira, Aswini, Pushya, Puranvasu, Hasta, Shravana,
Moola, Dhanishtha, and Revati are considered auspicious for
undertaking journey. Generally 1st pada of Nakshtra should
be avoided.
Travel towards East on Saturday and Monday, towards South
on Thursday, towards West on Sunday and Friday and
towards North on Wednesday and Tuesday should be
avoided. Aries, Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Libra and Sagittarius
are considered favourable for starting a journey. If Jupiter or
Venus are placed in Lagna at the time of starting journey, the
same should be considered auspicious.
The following combinations are considered good for
undertaking journey :-
(i) Moon should be strong
(ii) Avoid the day when Sun enters new sign.
(iii) Jupiter in Lagna and Moon in any other sign than 8th is
considered strong.
(iv) Mercury in 4th, Jupiter in 2nd or 7th neutralize other adverse
(v) Jupiter in Lagna, malefics in upachaya and Venus in any
house other than the 7th is considered ideal combination.
Muhurta for Education :
The most beneficial Nakshtra for commencing education are
Mrigshira, Ardra, Punarvasu, Pushya, Hasta, Chitra, Swati,
Sharvana, Dhanishtha & Shatbhisha. Rohini Uttar Phalguni,
Uttarashadha, and Revati are considered neutral. Tuesday and
Saturday should invariably be avoided. 1st (of dark Half ), 2nd
,3rd, 5th , 6th , 10th and 11th lunar days are considered
auspicious. The 4th , 8th , 9th , 14th,New and full Moon should
be avoided. The Lagna should not be a fixed sign, common
signs are best and the movable signs are considered ordinary.
Following are important yogas which are considered important
for considering education :-
(1) Saraswati Yoga :-
(a) Wednesday coinciding with Hasta, the rising sign at the
time being Gemini or Virgo with Sun, Moon and Mercury
occupying the amsa of Mercury.
(b) Wednesday at sunrise when Mercury is in deep exaltation.
(c) Wednesday when Mercury is in Lagna and occupies the
3rd quarter of Hasta.
(d) Jupiter in exaltation in Lagna in days other than Saturday
and Sunday.
(2) Vidya Yoga :-
(a) Friday when Pisces is rising and Venus occupies the 27th
degree of same sign
(b) Jupiter in exaltation and Cancer rising on Thursday
Muhurta for House Building :-
(a) Laying the foundation :-
No house building should be commenced in the lunar month
of Jyeshtha, Ashada, Bhadrapad, Aswini, Mrigshira, Pushya
and Phalgun. The lunar month of Chaitra, Baisakh, Shravana,
Kartika and Magha are considered best. No building work
should be undertaken when Sun is in common signs. Rohini,
Mrigshira, Chitra, Hasta, Jyeshtha, Uttarashadha, and
Sharvana are considered best Nakshtra for laying the
foundation. All odd lunar days except 9th are considered good,
of the even lunar days 2nd, 6th, and 10th are auspicious.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are considered
best. Sunday should be avoided.
(b) Entering a New House :-
New houses should be entered when Sun is in Uttarayan and
when Jupiter and Venus are strongly disposed. The Lunar
month of Baishakha, Jyeshtha, Magha and Phalguna are
considered best while Kartika and Margshira are ordinary.
The most auspicious lunar days are 1st of dark fortnight, 2nd,
3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th 11th and 13th of bright half. Rohini, Mrigshira,
Uttarashadha, Chitra, UttarBhadrapad, are best Nakshtras.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are considered
auspicious, Lagna should be in fixed or common signs.
Muhurta For Surgery :-
Shukha Paksha should be chosen. Avoid full Moon and New
Moon days. Avoid time when Moon is in the same sign as at
birth Thursday and Saturday is recommended. Mars should
be powerful and 8th house should be vacant. Mutual aspect
between Mars and Saturn should be avoided. Ruling Nakshtra
of Ardra, Jyeshtha, Ashlesha, or Moola coinciding with 4th,
9th or 14th lunar days are considered good.
Muhurta for filing Law Suits :-
Aswini, Rohini, Mrigshira, Uttar Phalguni, Hasta, Chitra,
Anuradha, Dhanishtha, and Revati are considered auspicious.
Tuesday and Saturdays should be avoided. The lords of Lagna
and 6th House should be far apart. If Lagna or Navamsa is
Aries, success in litigation is assured.


This yoga is formed when Lagna lord being in exaltation is
posited in quadrant and aspected by Jupiter or benefics are
posited in Lagna, 7th, 9th, and 10th houses. Native will be
good orator, intelligent, successful in politics, and having long
This yoga is formed if Venus, lord of Lagna and Jupiter are in
mutual quadrant and lord of 9th house is powerfully disposed.
Native will be long lived, enjoying good health, wealthy, happy
in married life.
This yoga is formed if lord of Navamsa occupied by an exalted
planet is posited in a trine or quadrant identical with friendly
or exalted sign and lord of Lagna is strongly disposed. The
native is respected by others, famous, attractive and commands
This yoga is formed if exalted lord of 7th house occupies 10th
and lord of 10th is with 9th lord. Native will be successful in
politics, will have impressive personality and enjoy married
This yoga is formed when Sun is in own sign, Mercury is in
quadrant and 10th lord is in 5th house or Mars is in 11th house
and Mercury or Jupiter are posited in 9th from Moon. This
yoga makes native very happy with wife and children and
enjoys company of good friends. He is learned and gets favour
from government.
This yoga is formed when Lagna and 9th are conjoined with
malefics, 5th by both malefics and benefices and 4th and 8th
by malefics. This makes native benevolent, polite, intelligent,
educated, handsome, religious, famous and learned.
This yoga is formed when benefics occupy 5th, 6th, and 7th
houses and then join their exaltation, own or friendly Navamsa
or when benefics occupy 1st, 3rd and 11th houses identical
with their exaltation, own or friendly signs. The native will be
world famous, righteous, courageous, happy, helpful to others,
leader with mild temperament.
This yoga is formed when there is an exchange of 2nd and 9th
lords and Lagna lord is posited in quadrant or trine. The native
will be learned, happy, influential, virtuous, successful and
This yoga is formed when Lagna lord is strong and lord of 9th
occupies own or exaltation sign identical with quadrant or
trine. The native will be wealthy, noble, learned, and handsome
and will enjoy all comforts of life.
If Jupiter is in Lagna, the Moon in 7th and the Sun is in 8th
from the Moon, Kusuma yoga is formed. The native will be a
political leader or a senior bureaucrat and enjoys fame. The
native is learned and prosperous.
This yoga is formed when Jupiter is conjoined or aspected by
Mercury and Venus either in 2nd or in 5th fine and Jupiter must
occupy own signs of Mercury or Venus. The native will be
highly passionate, good-natured, respected by govt., enjoying
comfort of conveyances, aristocrat and enjoys good health.
This yoga is formed when if lord of 9th, 10th or 2nd house is
either with Moon or in quadrant with Moon and lord of 11th
house is Jupiter. The native will be prosperous, owner of village
or town and honoured by govt.
This yoga is formed when Moon is in 6th, 8th or 12th from
Jupiter. The native will be unfortunate, suffers from miseries,
stubborn and hated by relatives.
This yoga is formed when Lagna lord is exalted and there is
exchange of lords of 4th and 10th . The native with be wealthy,
control the treasury and honoured by govt.
This yoga is formed when all the benefics are posited in 6th ,
7th and 8th from Moon. The native will be polite, trustworthy,
affluent, healthy, and prosperous and enjoys happy and
luxurious life.
This yoga is formed when lord of 10th is posited in 6th , 8th or
12th house. Native will not derive the fruits of his effects, looked
down by others, will be selfish and will have problems in
This yoga is formed when lord of 11th is in 6th , 8th , or 12th
house. The native will be under huge debts, will remain poor
and will suffer from auditory troubles.
This yoga is formed when Mercury and Moon are in 2nd house
or lords of Lagna and 2nd join 2nd house with Sun. the native
will have defective sight during night or may be born blind.


(i) If lord of Lagna is in 5th and lord of 5th is in Lagna and
Jupiter is posited in quadrant or trine, native with have
many children.
(ii) If lord of 5th is in exaltation and lord of Lagna is
associated with a benefic – native will have number
of children. Similar results are predicted if benefic
aspects or is associated with 5th house, the lord of 5th
or Jupiter.
(iii) If Jupiter is strong and lord of Lagna is in 5th and lord
of 5th is also strong, native will have number of children.
(iv) If fifth house is occupied by Taurus, Cancer or Libra
sign and Moon or Venus are either posited in or aspect
fifth house, native will have number of children.
(v) If Moon, Mercury or Venus are posited in 11th house,
number of daughters will be more.
(a) If, Moon, Rahu or Venus are in 7th house or lord of
7th and 1st are associated.
(b) If benefic planets are posited close to cusp of 1st or
7th house.
(c) Ketu aspected by benefics in 7th house
(d) Lord of 7th is aspected by Jupiter or Venus
(a) When Rahu – Ketu axis passes very close to Lagna,
Venus or Moon
(b) Saturn, Sun or Mars are posited in 7th house
(c) Moon in 4th /10th house in case of a male and Sun in
4th / 10th house in case of a female.
(d) When two or three malefic planets one posited in 1st/
2nd /5th / 7th / 8th /12th house from Lagna, Moon or
(e) When Venus- Mercury, Venus – Saturn, Saturn –
Moon combination are formed or Saturn is posited in
7th /8th houses from Venus.
(a) If Venus or lord of 7th is hemmed between Sun and
(b) Rahu or Ketu in 7th house and being aspected or
conjoined with at least two malefics.
(c) Moon and Venus are in opposition to Mars and Saturn
(d) Mars or Saturn is posited in 7th house from Moon or
(e) 2nd / 4th /7th /12th houses and Venus are afflicted and
devoid of benefic aspects.
For this yoga Jupiter should be in quadrant which should be
his own or exaltation sign. Native born in this yoga will be
very powerful like a king. He will have marks of conch, lotus,
fish and ankles on legs. He will have handsome body and will
be immensely rich. He will be liked by others. He will be
righteous in disposition and pure in mind.
For this yoga Mercury should be in quadrant which should be
his own or exaltation sign. The native born in this yoga is strong,
having lion – like face, well developed chest, well proportioned
limbs. He will help relatives and will have very long life. The
native with such yoga is intelligent, learned, gifted with wealth.
For this yoga Mars should be in quadrant which should be his
own or exaltation sign. Native born in this yoga will have strong
built, famous, well – versed in ancient lore, equal to king and
conforming to traditions and customs. He will have ruddy
complex, attractive body, charitable disposition, wealthy, long
– lived and leader of an army.
For this yoga Venus should be in quadrant which should be
his own or exaltation sign. The native born in this yoga shall
have strong physique and strong mind. He will be wealthy
and blessed with good wife and children. He will enjoy good
conveyance, comforts and pleasures. He will be renowned
and learned.
For this yoga Saturn should be in quadrant which should be
his own or exaltation sign. The native born in this yoga shall
command good servants and will be of questionable character.
He will be head of a village or town, will covet other’s riches
and will be wicked in disposition.
This yoga is formed when Jupiter is in quadrant from Moon.
Native born in the yoga with have many relations, will be polite
and generous and will be builder of village or town. He will be
prosperous, renowned and will have reputation long lasting
even after death.
This yoga is formed when 10th from Moon or Lagna is
occupied by a benefic planet. Native born in the yoga will
achieve lasting fame and reputation. His character will be
spotless and will lead a prosperous life.
According to Phaldeepika this yoga is formed when lord of
Lagna is posited in quadrant or trine identical with his own
sign, Mool – trikona sign or exaltation sign. According to Jatak
Parjata this yoga is formed under following ways :
(a) Benefics in quadrant while 8th and 12th are free.
(b) Lord of Lagna and 12th in mutual angles and aspected by
friendly planets.
Native born in the yoga shall be prosperous, wealthy, liberal,
charitable, humorous and head of town or village.
This yoga is formed when planet other than Moon occupies
12th position from Sun. The native born in the yoga is happy,
prosperous, liberal and favorite of govt.
This yoga is formed when planet other than Moon occupies
2nd position from Sun. the native born in the yoga will be
fortunate, happy, virtuous, famous and aristocratic.
This yoga is formed when planets other than Moon are present
on either side of Sun. the native born in this yoga shall be
eloquent speaker having well proportioned limbs. He will be
liked by others, prosperous and famous.
This yoga is formed when planet other than Sun is posited in
2nd position from Moon. Native will be intelligent, wealthy,
having self earned property. He will enjoy good reputation.
This yoga is formed when a planet other than Sun is posited in
12th position from Moon. The Native will have well – formed
organs, majestic appearance, polite, generous. He will be
enjoying good reputation and will be successful in politics.
This yoga is formed when planets other then Sun are posited
on either side of Moon. Native will be blessed with wealth
and enjoy good conveyances.
This yoga is formed when there are no planets on either side
of moon. The native will be dirty, sorrowful, interested in
unrighteous deeds, poor, dependent, rogue and swindler.
This yoga is formed under following circumstances –
(i) If Moon and Venus are in quadrant and aspected by
(ii) Strong Moon is in exaltation or own sign.
(iii) Moon being posited in Navamsa sign of his intimate friend
is aspected by Jupiter.
This yoga is formed if lords of 4th and 9th houses are in
quadrant from each other and lord of Lagna is strongly
disposed. Native will be stubborn, daring, head of an
This yoga is formed if lords of 5th and 6th are in mutual quadrant
and lord of Lagna is powerful. Native will be fond of pleasures,
blessed with good wife and children, learned in sciences,
doing good deeds and having long life


Yoga means combination but in common parlance yoga means
a certain definite or special combination, which adds strength
to the horoscope or removes the vitality from it. Human life
falls under two categories – Yoga and Arishtas or fortunes
and misfortunes. Yogas include success in every sphere of
life. Arishtas or misfortunes include all sorts of miseries of life.
A yoga is formed by more than one planet. For interpreting
yogas, followings are required -
1. The good and evil lords in a horoscope
2. The inherent strengths of planets
3. The residential strength of planets.
In Arishta yoga, longevity of nature is considered. Eighth house
is considered as ‘AYUS STHANA’ or house of longevity
whereas Saturn is considered as ‘Ayuskaraka’ or the
significator of longevity. The third house is 8th from 8th and
therefore it is believed that strong unaffiliated Saturn, 8th and
3rd lords make a native long lived, Life span is governed by
Moon in infancy, by Mars –Venus – Mercury in young age,
by Jupiter in middle age and by Saturn in old age.
Long life :-
(i) If Sun, Moon and Lagna are strong
(ii) Benefics in 10th House
(iii) Malefics in Upachya houses
(iv) Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Sun or Jupiter in 8th House.
(v) Benefics deposited in quadrants and trines.
Medium Life :
(i) Malefics occupying 2nd, 5th , 8th, and 11th signs or in
the 3rd or 4th house.
(ii) A weak lord of Lagna, Jupiter in quadrant, the 5th or
9th sign and a malefic in 6th, 8th , or 12th sign.
(iii) A benefic in quadrant, 5th or 9th sign, a strong Saturn
or another malefic in 6th or 8th sign.
(iv) If benefics and malefics together occupy 5th or 9th
sign or quadrant.
Short Life :
(i) Moon is in 7th , 8th or 12th from Lagna with malefics
without being aspected by benefics.
(ii) Moon in the vicinity of Sun is in 6th house
(iii) Mars in 7th, Rahu in 9th, Saturn in 1st, Jupiter in 3rd,
and Venus in 6th.
(iv) Malefics in 2nd, 6th, 8th and 12th houses.
(i) If Mars, Saturn or Rahu is posited in 4th house and
when this house and its lord are affilicted by other
(ii) Moon or Sun posited in 5th house
(iii) Lord of 10th house aspected by another malefic being
posited in 4th house
(iv) Venus and descending Moon in association with
malefics and aspected by other malefics posited in
4th house
(v) Lord of 7th posited in 4th in combination with a malefic
and aspected by a malefic.
(i) If Mercury is in 4th position from Saturn and lord of
6th house is in 6th, 8th, or 12th house.
(ii) If birth is of night and Venus is 10th from Lagna and
Mercury in 6th house.
(iii) If Lord of 6th in 6th or 12th house and aspected by
(i) If Mercury posited in Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces sign
and Moon and Saturn being together aspect Mercury.
(ii) Malefics in Scorpio or Pisces signs and Moon in the
last degrees of any sign being aspected by malefics.
(iii) If combination as per (i) and (ii) exist but Moon is
aspected by benefics, native starts speaking late.
(iv) Malefics in 2nd house, lord of 2nd house is either
combust or debilitated and aspected by malefics and
Sun and Mercury are in Leo sign
(i) If Sun and Mercury are in Leo sign, native stammers.
(ii) If Gemini or Virgo are in 6th house, Malefic is posited
or aspecting 2nd house and Mercury is weak – speech
of native is not clear.
(iii) If Venus of 2nd house is in 3rd Drekanna – native
(i) If Moon is in 12th house, left eye will have problem. If
Sun is in 12th house, both the eyes will have problem.
(ii) If both Sun and Moon are in 12th house both the eyes
will have trouble. However if aspected by benefics
trouble will be in old age.
(iii) Person will become blind if lord of 2nd is associated
with lord of 6th, 8th or 12th and occupies Lagna. If
Lord of 2nd associated with Moon and Venus occupies
Lagna, night blindness is predicted.
(iv) If lord of Lagna is in 2nd house and lord of 2nd in 1st,
6th or 8th house and if Rahu or Ketu associated with
Sun occupies 2nd or 12th house, native will be born
(v) If Venus is together with Rahu, the native will have
eye trouble.
(vi) If Leo is in the Lagna, native will have eye defect
(vii) If Aries is Lagna it may lead to cataract or night
(viii) If Cancer is Lagna, eyes will be dull and unclear.
(i) Wealth is controlled by lords of 2nd, 4th, 9th and 11th
house and by Moon and Jupiter. If lords of 2nd, 4th
and 9th houses are associated either in Lagna chart or
in Navamsa chart and occupy 1st, 2nd or 11th house,
they lead to acquisition of good wealth.
(ii) The lord of 2nd combined with 9th and occupying 11th
with Moon and Jupiter – native will be a millionaire.
(iii) When 2nd house is vacant and aspected by Mercury
– native becomes a wealthy person.
(iv) Mercury occupying the 2nd house and aspected by
Moon – blesses the native with wealth in abundance.
(v) If Jupiter as lord of 2nd house is posited therein and is
associated with Mars, native is considered as Kuber
( Lord of wealth)
(vi) The results of Sl. No (V) will be repeated if there is
an exchange of lords of 2nd and 11th houses.
(i) Strong malefic in the 10th house from Lagna or Moon
and aspected by a benefic gives much wealth through
gambling or lottery.
(ii) If Lords of 6th and 11th house are together and posited
in 11th house, the native wins many times in gambling
and lottery.
(iii) If 5th lord being Venus is in 11th with 6th lord, native
wins huge money in horse racing.
(iv) Person will gain through speculations if lord of 1st and
5th are associated.
(i) If lord or significator of 3rd house is associated with a
benefic or if lord of 3rd house is a benefic or if 3rd
house is very strong, native will have brothers.
(ii) If lord or significator of 3rd house is in quadrant or
trine or in exaltation, friend’s house or own sign, the
native will have brothers.
(iii) If Mercury is in 3rd house and lord of 3rd is associated
with Moon and significator of 3rd house is associated
with Saturn, there will be an elder sister and a younger
(iv) If significator of 3rd house is associated with Rahu or
if lord of 3rd house is in debilitation, native will not
have any younger brother.
(v) If lord of 3rd house and Mars are posited in 8th and
are associated with a malefic, brothers will be born
but will not remain alive.
(vi) If 3rd house is associated with a malefic and Lore of
3rd house conjoins a malefic, the native will have
(vii) If lord of 3rd is in an even sign or Navamsa and if
significator of 3rd house is in 3rd, the native will get a
(viii) If Mercury, Moon, Mars and Jupiter are posited in
3rd and 11th from Lagna and Lagna lord, native will
have number of brothers but if Ketu is posited in such
position native will have more sisters.
(ix) If Sun is in 3rd house native will not have elder brother
and if Mars is there, native will not have younger
(i) If Lord of 4th house is in 4th along with Mercury and
aspected by benefic.
(ii) If lord of 4th, Moon and Lagna are posited in
(iii) If Mercury in exaltation is posited in quadrants or
(iv) If lords of 4th and 10th are strong and posited in 11th
or are aspecting 4th house.