Friday, October 05, 2007


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The following analysis is instructive regarding the various methods used to judge the propensities pertaining to longevity. It also delves into the usage of the Drekkana and the Kauluka or the Shashtamsha to understand and isolate the physiological location of disease. Specific principles like the combination of planetary lords opposed in the realm of vitality are also elaborated. In addition, Curses and their role in suffering is explained. The Dhatu assailed by such medically adverse Yogas are also specifically determined.

|Om Namo Narasimhaaya|
|Om Lakshmyai Namah|

Dear Consulter,

Following our specific discussions on the matter, this Analysis will be structured differently, making only scant references to the Jyotish Yogas and myriad other chart features while attempting to give practical directions and conclusions in common speak. However, due to the very intricate nature of this specific consultancy, in order to ensure that no aspects of the Jyotish knowledge is available are overlooked, in certain places the underlying principles will be noted.

Getting straight to some of the specific features of the chart, let us see the challenges posed according to the ‘principle of days’ referred to earlier during our communication in this regard. It is clear to me that blood related disorders, phlegm, mental and psychological issues, stresses and disorders are indicated by this method. Briefly, the method is stated here so that you can see how the diseases result. It is my feeling that the non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a direct consequence of this blemish in the chart and the affliction to the lymph nodes has accrued as a consequence of this.

This is an advanced principle and absolutely direct correlation can be seen from this affliction though the cancerous diseases are also indicated by a malefic Jupiter and Rahu. The disease and other indications such as psychological aberrations, phlegm related illness and other symptoms referred to hereinabove can be directly correlated to this Yoga. The upshot of all this is that this is a destined area of discomfort and there need to be remedial measures for this, once we have successfully isolated its existence.

The ‘principle of days’ is arrived at and used for astrological delineation by writing down the lords of the weekdays vertically and in order. Therefore, starting from Sun we reach Saturn and then follow it up with Rahu and Ketu, in that order. For the present purpose, you should understand that every planet has a ‘shielding planet’ which protects its natural significations. This protecting planet is always the 5th planet from the planet whose natural significations are being considered, the 5th House in the Rashi Chakra being that of protection and good deeds done in past lives.

With this bare minimum introduction as to what I am talking about and what it is that leads to an affliction to the blood and lymph, you also need to know that the most malefic nodes of the Moon, Rahu and Ketu afflict any planet they join. If this planet is the protecting planet or shield of another, then the natural significations of that planet are severely stressed. In your chart, Shukra and Rahu conjoin in the 4th House. Rahu is going to assault the conjoined Venus according to the principle of days. Apart from anything that Shukra might suffer due to this conjunction, being the protective shield for Chandra as it is 5th there from in the scheme outlined above, it affects the Naisargika Karakattwa of Moon badly. It is for this reason that all the possibilities of psychological turmoil, delusion, emotionally compulsive behaviour, the threat of addictions, impurities in blood, ease and comfort in social participation and the more physiological manifestation of the cancerous disease have occurred.

This is one of the primary areas of concern in the chart. The emotional cognizance and the factors stressing the same are not to be taken lightly as the suffering and joys of life are experienced through the mind, ruled by the Moon. As the protective shield of this planet is adversely affected, all these matters stand to challenge the life of the native.

The next step is to come to an understanding of the remedial measures for this problem so that all the matters naturally signified by the Moon which can also include susceptibility to common colds, food allergies and the like can be safeguarded and protected. The natural step is to look for the lord of the house to protect the matters of the same. In your chart, the 4th Lord is Mercury/ Budh but we cannot really expect much from this planet in the chart as it is placed in the 12th therefrom in the 3rd house from the Lagna and is involved in a Shaapa/ Curse.

I believe we have to look for the Naisargika Karaka of the 4th House, namely the Moon itself to protect the body from the afflicting Yogas in the 4th House. This will afford crucial protection against the problems shown by the application of the ‘principle of days’. The deity associated with the Moon is either Parvati or Gauri, both forms of the Mother Goddess. She can be propitiated with the following Mantra, starting on Monday/ Somvar, lorded by the Moon in the ‘principle of days’:

‘Om Paarvatyai Namah’

This Mantra can be done 108 times everyday, preferably using a Sphatik/ crystal rosary/ Mala. The deity is to be approached with the specific intention of remedying this physiological and mental afflictions caused by the assault on the protective shield of the Moon. I am optimistic that due to the placement of Chandra in Karka Rashi, which is its own sign, the Moon appears to be potent enough to yield its protective grace and nectar when directed by the deity.

Moving on quickly to other physical sites where disease can manifest, let us start with the sign and house where the affliction discussed above resides. This occurs in the 4th House of the chest area or the thoracic cavity. This, due to the nature of the afflicting Yoga damaging the Moon, shows that lungs and the heart can be vulnerable areas. I would isolate the lungs as especially vulnerable and would like to strike a cautionary note here as the Moon is the Naisargika Karaka for the lungs. In other words, as phlegm related illness has been stated to be a possible area for illness to manifest, tubercular illness and things of that nature should be guarded against.

In this context, the smoking habit should be discontinued as this will in all likelihood work to seriously aggravate the natal afflictions shown in the Rashi Chakra.

While the 4th House has been examined to give a possible location for the manifestation of the illness related to the assault, albeit vicarious on the Moon, in the framework of Jyotish rules we are compelled to also note the sign in the 4th House. This is not always the case but must be watched here because of the reasons given hereinafter. The 8th Lord and the 8th House show the own faults of the native which are stored as Karma and manifest as the planetary placements in the natal horoscope when the native is born. As the 12 signs are the repositories of all Karma and environmental factors, the sign location of the 8th Lord is very important to accurately glean what is happening in the life of the native in matters of health. The 8th Lord Venus is placed in Mithun Rashi/ Gemini in the 4th House, conjoined the malefic Rahu.

Moving away from the role of Shukra as the shield for the Moon, let us see the factors brought into play by the placement of Shukra in Mithun Rashi. This sign rules Maithuna/ copulation as it is considered the most impure sign of the zodiac. Generally speaking, Mithun Rashi can show complete absence of restraint in matters of sex. Visiting prostitutes or women of easy virtue and gross deviations such as bestiality and incest can also manifest in certain cases with this Rashi. This is of course not to say that deviance must manifest in this chart; yet, such propensities can urge us to guard against excesses in these directions due to the very real dangers that lurk. The placement of Shukra, the Naisargika Karaka of sexuality and intercourse in Mithun as the 8th Lord opens up the possibility of disease in the privates and genitals.

These challenging findings are corroborated by the fact that Mithun is the 3rd House of copulation and sexual intercourse for the Kalapurusha/ Cosmic Man, being the 3rd House from Aries and can harbor tremendous desires pertaining to intimacy. Furthermore, it is only pertinent to note that Venus, apart from being the 8th Lord ruling chronic illnesses placed in Gemini is also conjoined Rahu. This truly magnifies the risk several times over. Correspondingly, the idea should be to create patterns of behaviour and opt for lifestyle choices that preclude suffering from these avenues.

As the 8th Lord is involved, afflicted by the 12th Lord Rahu, ruling hospitals, the illness that comes due to excess might be very tough to cure. This is being said due to the fact that the 4th House represents the cure for illnesses and when the same is afflicted by the most malefic planet for the Lagna, the 3rd and 8th Lord Shukra along with the diabolical Rahu, cure can be very difficult to come by if the illness should manifest. Even in the instance where sexual excesses are not committed or being considered in the analysis, still the cure might be tough to come by and could mean protracted periods in medical confinement as the principle of days also shows serious affliction to the matters naturally ruled by the Moon.

In view of the fact that you mentioned a recent health episode, without elaborating what it was, it is quite clear that such adverse Yogas are being activated at the current time and one must be cautious and perform the remedial measures as advised in this regard.

Without departing from my usual attitude to chart interpretation and turning gloomy or negative in analysis, I must also note the adverse location of Shani in the 12th House. It is only adverse in the sense that it is placed in the 12th House; the saving grace comes due to the fact that this is its own Rashi and the planet always endeavors to protect its own Rashi. The real life implications of the adversity, apart from what is specifically stated hereinabove is due to the fact that the 12th House ruling hospitals also happens to be the 5th House from the 8th House of chronic illness and those that are difficult to diagnose and link causally. The importance of the 12th House being the 5th from the 8th House lies in the fact that just as the 5th House from the Lagna/ Ascendant rules the future of the native, the 12th House being the 5th from the 8th rules the future of the disease. That is why the recuperation and the future of the disease is usually determined in isolation (12th House from the Lagna) or in hospitals the latter again being a signification of the 12th House.

As the 12th House is occupied by Shani, the old and slow planet, it can indicate very slow recovery in accordance with the nature of this planet. The recovery would still happen albeit very slowly as Saturn is well-placed in its own sign for this matter. These factors regarding the houses and Saturn have been stated as it is felt that these can have very real ramifications on the manner and strategy you might wish to adopt in these matters having now learnt of the Karmic trends in the realm of illness as shown by the natal horoscope.

The possibility of the recovery period being long and connected with chronic traits is confirmed by the A8, the Arudha Pada of the 8th House showing manifest features of delay such as repeated tests and laboratory procedures to check and recheck the medical situation, prognosis and treatment methodologies. The most succinct advice that can be given in the face of such confluence regarding disease is to devise a schedule and attitude of zero-tolerance to anything that might exacerbate the indications laid down in this analysis above and what is to follow. This would be a precautionary method to keep from doing anything that might make these vulnerabilities stronger to act in the chart. In other words, an honest and proactive approach is required.

To ensure that the distillate and real implications in the sense of what is to be done and what is to be avoided come through to you, something that you are expressly keen to achieve through my work, I will state that as the cure is unlikely to come through easily and quickly due to the adverse and malefic Yoga of Venus and Rahu in the 4th House, and also because the recovery process itself that leads to the cure promises to be long, full of delays and slow treatment seen from Saturn in the 12th House, the idea is to avoid getting into this spiral if possible through avoidance of certain avenues of lifestyle choices and other features laid down above.

The other factor in the Rashi Chakra that we need to evaluate in the context of astro-medical diagnosis and probability of manifestation of illness in the body is the planet that rules illness, namely the 6th Lord. The 6th House, as you have been advised, rules illness, debts and enemies. In the instant context, the 6th Lord rules disease and ill-health that can come directly through the actions that one performs. While lifestyle choices have been stated above as the Dasha involving the 8th Lord is running and that always has an impact on the way one conducts one’s life, the 6th Lord is inherently involved with this concept. The distinction is that while the 8th Lord and House is Karmically attuned, the 6th Lord is associated more with free will as the 6th House is an Upachaya Bhava. Do not worry: you actually do need to know this.

The reason why you need to know this is that as free will is involved, the element of Karma and compulsion is lesser especially as Rahu is also no longer involved. The immediate real life fallout of this is that as far as the illness related to the 6th Lord is concerned, you can exercise a greater amount of control. At no cost should this be taken to mean that the avenues relating to Venus or to Rahu are so Karmically ordained that one just cannot help it. Such damaging thoughts can come in as Venus and Rahu are placed in the 4th House of the mind and the Karaka Moon is the one afflicted. The 6th Lord in the Rashi Chakra is the Sun and is placed in the 3rd House from the Lagna. When we speak of the 6th Lord, we talk more of houses rather then signs as the houses came into being with your birth, when the Ascendant was rising. The signs however are already there all the time in the zodiac and have more to do with the Karma of the earth and those who inhabit it.

The 6th Lord Sun is placed with Mars and Mercury. Now this is indicative of problems in the areas indicated by the 3rd House, namely the upper respiratory tract, throat, upper chest etc. ENT disorders appear to be strongly indicated by the Bhava placement of the 6th Lord. It is necessary here to introduce here the concept of the Badhak or the obstructing agent for the chart. This is Budh or Mercury, being the 7th Lord of the chart. The Badhak brings unforeseen troubles being akin to the natural Badhak of the zodiac, Rahu. These illness are difficult to diagnose and can be troublesome. As theses facets are intertwined with the free-willed troubles indicated by the 6th Lord Sun, the situation is complex. Complexity is dictated by the fact that while the 6th Lord indicates illnesses that can be seen, judged and evaluated, the same planet is conjoined the Badhak as well as Mangal.

In other words, the Badhak is conjoined two malefics and this is what constitutes the Matul Shaapa/ the Curse of the Maternal Uncle/ Mercury. We must evaluate the curse more deeply. Before that however, let me again encapsulate the practical fallout of what we have just discussed. ENT disorders relating to the throat in particular and also the oral cavity are seen. This is demonstrated by the placement of the 6th Lord Sun in the 3rd House and also the Karaka for the throat, Mercury, the afflicted Badhak in conjunction with the Sun and Mars. General vitality shown by the Sun and Asthi Dhatu: bones and dentition can also be seen from these conjunctions. The Yuti/ conjunction of Mars and Mercury also brings skin troubles and nervous ailments perhaps causally related into the domain of that which must be guarded against.

There are other techniques which will be attempted later in this study, those of the Kauluka/ the Shashtyamsha: the 6th division of the sign, measuring 5 degrees each as given by Maharshi Jaimini to arrive at more focused areas where disease can manifest. But before this is done, I wish to speak a little bit about the Curse of Mercury.

The Curse is especially relevant in context of illness and this is the reason it is being discussed. I am aware that the term sounds scary but it is a prominent part of analyzing stresses and sufferings in life. You may take it that when a natural benefic is afflicted by two or more natural malefics, either by conjunction or Graha Drishti/ planetary aspect, it constitutes a Shaapa/ Curse. This definition and explanation is being ventured briefly so as to better explain the practical fallout of this phenomenon in your life. In other words, what precisely is this curse going to do in the chart, and whether this impact is directly relevant to the instant topic of possible illness in the chart; this is the purport of our enquiry. Well, then, the Curses may be several and the primary curse in charts is important to identify and remedy. In your chart, the Curse of Mercury is the primary curse. Keeping your specific requests in mind about sparing the details as far as possible, I do not wish to delve too deeply into this aspect.

Suffice it to say that the ‘source of the suffering’ that emanates from the Curse of the maternal uncle lies in the 6th House and the 6th House has been stated to be that of illness. In view of the fact that suffering ensues primarily from the Shaapa in the chart, the 6th House of illness appears to be an avenue for suffering in this incarnation. The 6th House is also the 12th House from the 7th of marriage and can indicate separation from the spouse. It is clear that the source area of suffering has worked in the chart to expose life to some of these destined challenges. The 9th House shows the past just as the 5th shows the future and the involvement of the 9th Lord Mars shows that the Curse is from a past life.

The fact that the Atmakaraka Sun is involved shows that the suffering is at the level of the soul and cannot be expressed. It is very deep seated and the birth has occurred to absolve the soul of the sin incurred. Fortunately, as Mars is not retrograde, the curse can be remedied. But as the Curse is in the 3rd House it is severe as the 3rd House is evil. If the curse is in a Quadrant/ Kendra or a Trikona/ Trine, the suffering is mitigated at some point. But if the illness accrues, I have to say that the suffering will be prolonged and acute. Just as the other factors in the chart appeared to show this, the fact that the curse is sourced in suffering confirms it strongly. The fact that the curse is in the 3rd House shows that the act which invited the curse in the past life was not done with the best intention and thus the suffering caused in this incarnation will be proportionate. This is esoteric knowledge not very widely known, and has been revealed by traditional schools at the risk of misuse in the hands of the unscrupulous; however, this can give a deep understanding of the suffering in life. Rage, anger, irritation and damage to the self-respect and pride can accrue due to the involvement of the malefic Mars and Sun respectively. As Mercury is the 7th Lord, this can also come through the marriage and spouse. But for the present purposes, Mercury as the Badhak afflicted in Shaapa can bring illnesses that are sudden and inexplicable.

Whenever the Atmakaraka is involved in a curse, the first remedy is the Jyotirlinga Mantra for the Atmakaraka, also called the Atmalinga Mantra. The basis for this is the proposed exaltation of the Atmakaraka so that the soul itself can understand, remember and mitigate the suffering. The Sun is exalted in Aries and the Mantra corresponding to that sign is:

‘Om Namah Shivaaya Namo Raameshwaraaya’

This should be started on Sunday by doing it 108 times, preferably using the Rudraksha Mala.

The next step is to study the Rashi Chakra based on the Drekkana/ the decanate. I think I had referred to this at some point prior to the analysis as well. There are two ways in which to do this and both analyses shall be undertaken, with a view to understanding their practical implications in life. The first is to technically view the degree based locations of the potentially offensive planets in the nativity. Here, we are talking about Venus, Rahu, Mercury, Sun and Mars as discussed previously. The Drekkana is the 10 degree portion of the sign which is of 30 degrees arc span totally. The Lagna is your chart is at 23 degrees 43’ which places it in the 3rd Drekkana. The planets in the 3rd Drekkana in the chart, irrespective of sign or house will represent the portion of the body till the neck. The planets in the 1st Drekkana will represent the portion of the body till the waist/ the navel and the planets in the 2nd Drekkana of the sign will represent the part below the waist till the soles of the feet. I am obliged to state this rule as this will change with each chart based on the rising degree of the Lagna and thus it has to be laid down.

Venus is placed at 9 degrees 32’ which places it in the 1st Drekkana. It will give disease in the area till the navel or the privates. Rahu is placed also in the 1st Drekkana in rapt conjunction with Shukra and gives the same area of the genitals. This can lead to venereal disease. Mercury, the Badhak is placed in the 2nd Drekkana which can give diseases in the lower part of the body by this method. Sun can give diseases in the torso and Mars again in the lower body. Having arrived at these broad locations, let us get closer to the body areas indicated based on the Drekkana rising in the Lagna. By this method, the right side of the body, including the right testicle are isolated at possible areas of the disease.

The other method based on the decanate will be taken up later in the study as it is based on a separate Drekkana Chart, called the Somnath Drekkana, used to study the vitality and Ojas in the body.

For the present, we need to continue with the focal areas that can be termed as vulnerable for the manifestation of illness. For this purpose, one other way is given in the Shastra, that of the Kauluka or the 5 degree division of the Rashi. Based on this method, let us first see Shukra. It is in the 2nd half of the Drekkana in an odd sign and shows external disease. Thus, if disease comes it will be an external infection rather than an internal one. This is purely with regard to Shukra and does not affect the conclusions about the Moon and the internal blood related illness. Now, we are speaking only of Shukra as a Graha. Let us see Rahu. Rahu is also placed in the 2nd Kauluka. But since this is in an odd sign, Rahu will be counted in reverse and shall be taken to be in the 5th Kauluka. This shows internal disease. Therefore, as the planet is conjoined Venus, both internal and external diseases are shown.

Without burdening you with the counting for Sun, Mars and Mercury, suffice it to say that the tongue, eyesight and forehead are the areas shown. Out of these ENT disorders have already been shown and are confirmed by this method.

Of these, the Sun shows internal disease, Mercury shows external disease and Mars shows external disease as well. Mars can show operations and accidents which can be external in nature. Sun shows heart ailments and bone troubles and Mercury can again show skin troubles. All methodologies employed appear to be simultaneously giving a certain set of areas which can manifest disease. It should be stated that the focus on the oral cavity and/ or face is also shown by the affliction to the 2nd House from the Arudha Lagna and the fact that those planets are conjoined the Arudha Pada of the 2nd House/ A2.

At this point, we should look at the specific divisional chart for illness and allied troubles, the Shashtamsha Chakra/ the D-6 chart. There are several principles given which I shall not reproduce here. I will restrict myself to the purpose at hand and shall state the application of those Sutras that are relevant. The 6th and 11th Houses in this chart are directly indicative of evil. Kumbha/ Aquarius Lagna rises in this chart and the 6th House is vacant. The 11th House has Mercury in Sagittarius. This does not appear to indicate any specific trouble as Sagittarius indicates fall from a height and such indications are not seen in Rashi. The 6th Lord Moon, though, is badly placed in Libra with Mars. It is a specific principle for the Shashtamsha Chakra that if the planet is not placed in its own sign then the results of the sign dominate. Moon and Mars form the Shashi-Mangal Yoga that causes blood disorders. Usually this means problems related to blood pressure but here it accurately reflects the other problems you have had. The results of Libra, namely, sexual encounters can also lead to blood related problems. As this occurs in the 9th House, this is a very real danger as the 4th House from the 6th, in this chart only, represents increase in the troubles.

This chart is full of only evil for all Jatak and the 4th House shows special and heavy evils. This is said to show the bad Karma in the Jeeva or the soul. This is the reason why the 4th Houses reckoned from both the 6th and the 11th Houses, namely the 9th and the 2nd are causative of serious illness and death. Anyhow, the Yoga of Venus, Rahu and Ketu appears in the 4th House from the Lagna in this chart making it a serious challenge. When a planet is exalted or in its own sign in this chart, it becomes very capable of creating distress. As the 4th sign is Taurus, and Venus is placed in its own sign and Rahu is exalted, these planets become significant. Smoking and addictions, and loose sexuality can both be disastrous keeping these placements in mind. But as Venus is a great natural benefic, it can allow the native, at least in the matters of this chart, to help him and escape the clutches of disease.

As to the timing of much of this, I suppose it is quite clear that the Vimshottari Dasha of Venus, conjoined Rahu, is quite adverse. Perhaps this has been noted before. It activates the bad Yoga of Venus and Rahu as the planets are mostly activated in their own Dasha. It is a long Dasha and this is the reason why the remedial measures become even more important. Venus-Venus and Venus-Sun till 2010 are especially stressful as both planets are adverse for health. I do feel the Antardasha of Moon as the 5th Lord placed in the 5th can be helpful in this regard. 2011-2016 are again adverse due to the involvement of Mars and Rahu. Out of these two planets, I feel Rahu is far more malefic and conjoined Venus gives more cause for concern. It runs from February 2013-2016. The other Dasha employed to judge troubles in the chart, including the health related troubles is Shoola Dasha. There are some specific principles used to study this Dasha. If the Dasha aspects the Arudha Lagna, it can be a worrisome time for health.

In this chart, the Shoola Dasha of Cancer is running which is lorded by the Moon and aspects the Arudha Lagna by Rashi Drishti. The Dasha shows considerable health troubles till 2009. The Shoola Dasha of Cancer is bad since it is the 3rd from the Arudha Lagna but it does not pose a real threat to life as the Atmakaraka aspects the Dasha Rashi. We are getting into a specific complexity of this chart which I have not discussed till now but as we are delving deep into this matter now, perhaps this is the right time to study these complexities. I will do so when I reach the topic of longevity later in this analysis. The worst time from the viewpoint of longevity was the Shoola Dasha of Gemini housing Venus and Rahu; this was from 1991-2000. Fortunately, this period has been crossed by the nativity. It is not really the Yoga that we have discussed that made the period dangerous but the fact that Venus is the Rudra planet for the chart.

There is a way to time the suffering resulting from the Shaapa and this is done by the Moola Dasha. There are many ways to compute the Dasha and there is some debate current at the present time regarding this. I have just finished writing a research paper on curses and have found one way of computing the Dasha to be working better than the other and this is the manner in which I shall compute the Dasha for this chart, at least at the present time.

The Moola Dasha sequence is given below for your reference:

Moola Dasha (Dasha showing the root of events - past karma):

Maha Dashas:

Sun: 1964-06-13 - 1967-06-13
Merc: 1967-06-13 - 1980-06-13
Mars: 1980-06-13 - 1984-06-13
Sat: 1984-06-13 - 1991-06-13
Moon: 1991-06-13 - 2001-06-13
Jup: 2001-06-13 - 2009-06-13
Rah: 2009-06-13 - 2018-06-13
Ven: 2018-06-13 - 2034-06-14
Ket: 2034-06-14 - 2039-06-14
Sun: 2039-06-14 - 2042-06-14
Merc: 2042-06-14 - 2046-06-14
Mars: 2046-06-14 - 2049-06-13
Sat: 2049-06-13 - 2061-06-13
Moon: 2061-06-13 - 2061-06-13
Jup: 2061-06-13 - 2069-06-13
Rah: 2069-06-13 - 2078-06-14
Ven: 2078-06-14 - 2082-06-14
Ket: 2082-06-14 - 2084-06-13

Usually the most malefic planet for the chart can give the results, especially if it has a link with the 8th House of the Nija Dosha. In this chart, the most malefic planet is Venus and it is the 8th Lord as well. However, the lymphoma was given by the Shani Mahadasha. Shani is the Badhak and its dispositor Rahu is placed with Venus, the 8th Lord. This Dasha could have certainly given the problem as it attacks the Moon. The Antardasha in this scheme was probably that of Rahu, pinpointing the source of the disease quite acutely!

Sat MD: 1984-06-13 - 1991-06-13

Antardashas in this MD:

Sat: 1984-06-13 - 1985-02-06
Moon: 1985-02-06 - 1986-01-14
Jup: 1986-01-14 - 1986-10-16
Rah: 1986-10-16 - 1987-08-18
Ven: 1987-08-18 - 1989-02-11
Ket: 1989-02-11 - 1989-08-02
Sun: 1989-08-02 - 1989-11-13
Merc: 1989-11-13 - 1991-01-28
Mars: 1991-01-28 - 1991-06-13

If we revert to the Shoola Dasha, it was probably the Shoola Dasha of Taurus and the Antardasha of Libra which led to the disease.

Shoola Dasha (troubles and death):

Ta MD: 1982-06-13 - 1991-06-13

Antardasas in this MD:

Ta: 1982-06-13 - 1983-03-13
Ge: 1983-03-13 - 1983-12-14
Cn: 1983-12-14 - 1984-09-15
Le: 1984-09-15 - 1985-06-13
Vi: 1985-06-13 - 1986-03-13
Li: 1986-03-13 - 1986-12-14
Sc: 1986-12-14 - 1987-09-15
Sg: 1987-09-15 - 1988-06-13
Cp: 1988-06-13 - 1989-03-13
Aq: 1989-03-13 - 1989-12-14
Pi: 1989-12-14 - 1990-09-15
Ar: 1990-09-15 - 1991-06-13

From the Moola Dasha sequence above, it can be seen that both the Moola Dashas of Rahu and Venus are problematic and therefore the need to take all possible precautions in this direction is again reiterated. However, with the remedy of the Atmalinga Mantra, there should be relief in these matters.

It is important to communicate to you an important therapeutic detail that emerges in cases of cancer. Cancer usually relates to the breaking down of the immune system ruled by Shukra. Shukra lords over the Jala Tattwa/ the watery element which heals and protects health. Venus must be afflicted for cancer to occur in the body. Remedial measures can include chanting or listening to recitation of the Maha-Mrityunjaya Mantra, readily available in the market. You can also eat larger amounts of Yoghurt as this strengthens the Jala Tattwa and improves the immune system of the body. This therapeutic intervention should be started on Thursday/ Guruvar, the day of the Lagna Lord. It appears like a mild remedy but this is what is strongly recommended in studies in holistic practice aligned with Vedic Astrology research in Cancerous illness.

At this point it is probably prudent to also employ the other use of the decanate referred to above. This is the Somnath Drekkana and can be used to evaluate the inherent vitality and ability to recuperate from illness. The term used in the Shastra is Ojas. Again I am cautious that I communicate only that part of scriptural astrology which can be of immediate functional and pragmatic usage to you. You may take it that this information is quite important to accurately determine the regime: dietary, daily and otherwise. In this chart, the Naisargika Karaka for illness and disease Shani and its higher octave Rahu are conspicuous in depleting the vital element in the body. This element is also delicate enough to be burnt, as it were, by the fiery Grahas, Surya and Mangal. Therefore the Ojas can be depleted by both the Vayu Tattwa/ airy element that has a drying/ aging effect and the Agni Tattwa/ fiery element that has a burning effect.

In your Somnath Drekkana chart, Tula/ Libra Lagna rises and there is no planet posited therein. Rahu afflicts the Lagna Lord Venus in the 10th House and this depletes the Ojas by drying it up. Mars is aspecting the Lagna from the 6th House drying up the Ojas. Sun is aspecting the Lagna Lord Venus, again drying up the Ojas. Rahu also aspects the 2nd House with Rashi Drishti. All these are adverse indications. In transit also the position of the planets do not show a very auspicious time as the Sun is over its natal position in Capricorn in the Somnath Drekkana Chart. Transit Moon is in Scorpio being hit by natal Rahu in Cancer. The good thing is that transit Moon is with Jupiter, even though the Moon is debilitated. Saturn transit is bad as it is over the natal Lagna Lord Venus and also aspects the natal 2nd House Scorpio with Rashi Drishti. Only Jupiter in Scorpio shows protection from the health adversity that is manifesting. It is confirmed that wearing the yellow sapphire has a great deal of protective influence in these circumstances.

Coming to the evaluation of the longevity promised in the chart, it has to be stated at the outset that though Yogas have been given in the astrology classics to come to an understanding of the expected lifespan of the native, these are not always clear in their operation and manifestation. The reason behind this is that this domain of life is with the Creator himself. Yet, there is a significant body of literature that deals with this aspect and the understanding gleaned from these shall be communicated to you without elaborating too much about the technical structure of this literature.

There is a principle in astrological literature on this subject which states that if the Atmakaraka is in the 1st, 7th, 3rd or the 9th House from the Lagna, then a reversal in the reckoning of the longevity occurs. This has been interpreted in two ways. One, that the longevity arrived at by using various methods is simply reversed to yield another longevity compartment and two, that a specific method is used to arrive at the ‘reversed’ longevity. Both shall be studied in this analysis.

The Method of the Three Lords uses the Lagna Lord, the 8th Lord and the 10th Lord. The 8th Lord can be computed in two ways: regular and zodiacal on the one hand and special counting using the method of the Vriddha Karika or the Old Wise Men. This shows short or middle life depending on whether Venus is taken to be the 8th Lord or the Sun is taken to be the 8th Lord.

The method of Three Pairs uses the Lagna Lord and the 8th Lord, Saturn and Moon and the Lagna and the Hora Lagna. If Venus is taken to be the 8th Lord, short life results; if Sun is taken to be the 8th Lord, middle life span results. Saturn and Moon also show middle life. Lagna and the Hora Lagna show long life. From this method also, middle life span results.

The specific method adopted for the reversal of longevity uses the 8th Lord reckoned from the Lagna or the 7th House, whichever is stronger. This method is being used as the Atmakaraka Sun is in the 3rd House, making the chart qualify for this condition. In this case, the 8th Lord is always zodiacally reckoned and Venus is placed in a Kendra. This would show short life till 36 years of age, especially as the planet is afflicted by Rahu. However, the chart has already crossed this age. Venus has Digbala in the 4th House and is placed in a friendly Rashi. Rahu shows the possibility of a foreigner either taking longevity from the native or giving longevity to the native.

The Method of the Three Moons takes into account the Lagna and the Moon showing the genetic heritage. Rashi chart shows short life. The Navamsha chart shows short life. The Dwadashamsha Chart shows long life. The genetic factors given by the parents are strong and this will certainly take the length of life closer to full life span. Also, in D-12 chart, Jupiter is placed in the Lagna, fortifying it a great deal.

Applying reversal to the short life tendencies and looking at the overall longevity compartment, middle life taken forward appears likely. Middle life is taken to be 64-70 years. So, lifespan taken to the 70s appears likely. As stated this area is in the realm of God and the protection of the Lagna Lord is seen to have come. Otherwise, going simply by the reversal of longevity, only a short life span was being shown by the method of the 8th Lord.

Also, using the Sun as the 8th Lord, and going against the known rule which is showing a life span of 36 years, we get long life as Sun is in the 3rd House, an Aploklima; in case the Atmakaraka is in the 3rd House, this shows long life. Keeping all factors in mind, a life span slightly higher than 64-70 is most probable due to the recurrence of the middle life compartment by the various known methods of reckoning the longevity.

Election and Muhurta principles exist in medical methods and there are certain things to be avoided and ensured respectively. These will be succinctly communicated when the contingency should arise.

I have kept the analysis tailored to your specific requirements and the technicalities reproduced from the classics and commentaries are to ensure that nothing in this very complex and abstruse branch of astrology goes missing in the analysis. I do hope you will find it useful and instructive in your life circumstances.

Best wishes,
Anurag Sharma.

Thursday, October 04, 2007


Some astrological estimate can be arrived at for a given year based on transits for that year, especially of certain slower Grahas which yield more discernible effects. Usually periodicals, newspapers and glossies come out with ‘forecasts’ and these appear to be tentatively based on the Sun signs and that too as arrived in the framework of the Western Zodiac. The Western Zodiac might not really be astronomically correct.

Therefore, to give a brief but more astrologically authentic glimpse to readers, a very basic look at the year ahead is given below. This is based primarily on the Janma/ Chandra Rashi, where the Moon is placed in the natal Rashi Chakra. If you do not know it, do not despair. This can be applied to the natal Sun sign as well, but as calculated in the Indian system. If you do not know your Hindu/ Vedic Sun sign, still do not despair. (Have you witnessed so much optimism in recent times?) A simple method is to move one sign back from your so-called Western Sun sign. Say, you are Gemini by the Western Method, you should go more by the description for Taurus, or you can read both.

The description is also equally valid for the Lagna and the Arudha Lagna if you should know these signs. If you do not, refer to the paragraph above, especially about not despairing.

The fact of the matter is that specific annual propensities are only doubtlessly enunciated and explained by the Gochar/ transit when the natal horoscope is evaluated first and the annual charts are also studied subsequently. Having said that, the broad based transit influences for 2007 are based in authentic Jyotish principles and will hold true to whatever extent witnessed by a specific nativity. It is in that light that they must be read.

Mesha/ Aries: As the year starts the lord of this sign is placed with Jupiter in its own sign Scorpio and this is an auspicious Yoga. This can bring a forthright tenor to the beginning of the year, wisdom, clarity of thought and material abundance. It can also bring speculation and sudden events. The transit Moon is exalted in the 2nd House as the 4th Lord indicating a happy atmosphere at home at the beginning of 2007. Saturn and Rahu are both not problematic for finances at the beginning of the year though the Chitta/ inner peace can suffer during the year. As Shani will come back to the 4th House, this can alter the thinking making it somewhat reluctant and pressured. If career and the flow of life feels impeded Saturn remedies could help. Recourse and remedy lies in personal effort towards greater understanding, spirituality, remedial measures and the occult.

Vrishabh/ Taurus: The exalted Moon tenants your Rashi at the beginning of the year bringing a psychological feel-good effect largely stemming from optimistic following the plans and desires. The spouse will be a pillar of support throughout the year and will consistently offer sage advice and auspiciousness. This is important as the advice and association with the worthy spouse in personal life, and with partners of good intent in business life, breaks the adverse Yoga of uncontrolled passions and desires. Guard against mental overwork and anxieties and blood complaints as this armour is being broken by the initial Shani-Ketu Yoga. This will soon dissipate in January, so only those with these symptoms need to take note.

Throughout the year, Saturn gives a lot of drive and Parakrama to overcome obstacles. The Lagna Lord Shukra is in the 9th House generating Bhagya Yoga for auspiciousness, luck and fortune.

Mithun/ Gemini: For those with Arudha Lagna in Mithun Rashi, this can be a time to reap Rajayoga and material upliftment if the same is promised by the natal horoscope. The year can be a crowning glory as far as professional and societal attainments are concerned. For those who do not have ripe and favorable Karma waiting, Saturn can bring bad and irregular meals. Please guard against a careless lifestyle, dissipating accumulated wealth, over-indulgence in junk food and drink and the like. Pay attention to the marriage and personal interaction. Vitality may be low at the beginning of the year and carelessness and not paying attention to important things can create fissures. The trials and mental lessons of the past 7 years are coming to fruition now. Lord Shani is ending his Sade-Sati for this Chandra Rashi and this is the time of gear up to enrich the personality to the most as Saturn prepares to leave. It has been a time of continual challenges and you can expect to breathe easier after late July, 2007.

Karka/ Cancer: People with Karka Rashi are right in the midst of their Sade-Sati and have been feeling the white-hot phase of their past Karma coming back to educate them, enlarge the personality and to outgrow that which is no longer needed. The focus will shift from acutely personal factors to finances and career matters after July. Lack of adequate social opportunity and participation may be challenging facets and remedial measures for the tests that confront the native ought to be undertaken. This is especially so because Rahu can bring some events not really contemplated due to its location in the 8th House. Those with Karka Arudha Lagna or Lagna in Karka Rashi can also note these. Jupiter promises access to correct Mantra and spiritual sources. It can also bring help from those placed in powerful positions.

Simha/ Leo: For those with Arudha Lagna in Simha, the placement of Ketu in Lagna can bring spiritual impulses and challenges in the social arena. Till July 24, 2007 especially these indications can be quite stressful as Saturn conjoins Ketu, the node robbing the mind of its nectar. The Sade-Sati for this Chandra Rashi has also been going on and can be expected to intensify after July, 2007. Suitable precautionary measures ought to be taken to guard against the trials imposed by their own Karma and brought by the transit of Shani. For this Lagna and Arudha Lagna, this is also a Kantak Shani period even if Sade-Sati is not going on in their charts and social and career issues with financial pressures might be felt. The home can be a source of succor and comfort as it is blessed by Jupiter.

Kanya/ Virgo: The sudden seriousness and pressures in life have been brought by the entry of Shani in Simha Rashi. These indications can be alleviated till July, 2007 as Saturn will retrograde back into Cancer. It is best to take a pointer from the impulses and experiences if these past couple of months to gear up psychologically for the social, emotional and financial issues that might crop up based on the Yogas in the natal chart. Displacement, character concerns and issues of intimacy, marriage and personal life might crop up. Once again, for these Rashis under the Karmic scrutiny of Shani, it is best if the natives can guard themselves by appropriate remedial measures and propitiating Shani.Rahu in the 6th will give a lot of resilience.

Tula/ Libra: Natives with their Arudha Lagna falling in this Rashi and those whose radix shows that this is a time for the fructification, can expect Bhoga Marga to come their way. Success in this year on social, material and financial fronts is quite likely with this transit of Rahu in Trikona. Kantak Shani has been going on for the past two years and will continue till July so the reading is altered to that extent. The New Year starts with Chandra in the Marana Karaka Sthana so wrong decisions in career and incorrect ways of working should be guarded against. With foresight and sanity these severe pitfalls can be avoided as Chandra is exalted in the 8th House. This is especially so as Guru gives Argala to Lagna bringing inputs that give good advice, good food and sensible actions as far as they pertain to movable assets.

Vrishchik/ Scorpio: The first half of the year will be auspicious. If people with this Lagna are running the Vimshottari Dasha of a well-placed Guru, the health can improve greatly. Go for that change in personal health regime now. Medication and medical attention will bring good results in this period. Overall life can be infused with positives. These personal factors ought to be fully used to fight doubt, fears and suspicions in the heart, at home and in the domestic environment. Watch these significations closely and as soon as they threaten to arrive, examine them with wisdom and knowledge to see of they are even worthy of attention or have just come to torment the mind. The latter half of the year can bring work related pressures and financial issues but these can be mitigated by living with Brihaspati rather than the hysteria of Rahu.

Dhanu/ Sagittarius: Foreign angles and overcoming the lemons that have been handed form the themes for the year. Associating with overseas contacts can yield a rich harvest. The mind and emotional health can appear to break the shackles of that which appears to be destined. Desires are fine in incarnate life but these can be tempered with a quiet sense of satisfaction when success is attained rather than rushing headlong blindly into the next venture without enjoying what one has achieved. Otherwise beauty and aesthetic focus starts the year off.

Makar/ Capricorn: Just as for Dhanu natives, and even more so, for Makar, especially for those running Shukra Dasha for Makar Lagna, this can be an excellent month overall. All the abundance of Shukra, luxuries, conveyances, those decorative changes you’ve been planning can all fall into place now. If you’ve been thinking on these lines, this is the ideal time to go and make these changes. Just as these past couple of months have been problematic, and they herald similar troubles after July, 2007 so you can use the Venusian things early in the year. Kantak Shani runs in the chart after July and career may be affected due to sudden events. Guard against this and undertake remedial measures if things get oppressive. Rahu can give compulsive eating problems so if you are anorexic or suffer from bulimia, be very careful. Alcohol consumers should watch their drinks and generally those with psychological vulnerabilities regarding substance abuse should be very cautious of these weaknesses. If they are trying to overcome these or the smoking habit, a relapse can occur unless they are careful. Group therapies, associating with tradition and those in the know of esoteric secrets can be beneficial. Friends can also help provided they are Sattwic, heavy and phlegmatic.

Kumbha/ Aquarius: This can prove to be one of the best years in recent times if the natal chart should show and support this conclusion. For people with Arudha Lagna in this Rashi, these indications are heightened. Saturn moves into a good position till July when marriage and partners can pose areas of concern. Career and work areas are excellent and starting with sheer confidence and authentic ambition, the year can mature into a period that brings fame and appreciation in work. It’s a happy home as the year starts and the idea ought to be to keep it that way when questions are asked later in the year in this area. If the Arudha Lagna is tenanted by this Rashi, then work can prove to be a life area that will bring fame and rise in society.

Meena/ Pisces: Basically this year will prove to be quite lucky and the fortune will come due to the decisions taken by the self, therefore, the joyous feelings would be accompanied by reality which will only accentuate the happiness. Power and association with the highly placed, as too Karma Yoga with a sense of direction and purpose starts the year. Avoid falsehood as Jupiter will expose this if this Rashi tenants the Arudha Lagna. Saturn transits are not adverse for this Rashi and Rahu can cause undesirable expenditure; but then you might be very attached to what

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


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The Vipreeta Raja Yoga is usually defined in the primers on Jyotish. But it is often not defined astutely. These texts define it as the lords of Dusthanas, and that too, the 6th, 8th and 12th houses placed in one of these houses save the one they lord. This is not a good definition.

The correct definition is that Vipreeta Raja Yoga is formed not only by the placement of Dusthana lords in the Dusthana Bhavas but also by their Yoga with each other, even in Trikona and Kendra from the Lagna Bhava.

The working of the Yoga is unique in that it is a Rajayoga  but accrues only after initial suffering, adversity and hardship. In this it is somewhat aligned with the Kalika Yoga if formed in the 4th, 10th and 11th Houses. The difference is one of degree. In the case of Kalika Yoga, destruction caused by Kali ensues. When destruction has run its course, great benefits and victories happen, if the Yoga is in the 4th, 10th and the 11th Bhavas.
It is possible that a Vipreeta Raja Yoga might also be a Kalika Yoga.
The adversity and the peculiarity happens because of the term Vipreeta which means opposite or reverse. The teachings of Pandit Sanjay Rath can be profitably accessed in this regard.
In the Kendra or Trikona, the Vipreeta Raja Yoga will happen along with the downfall of a friend or someone positively inclined to the Jatak while in a Dusthana an adversary will suffer. The Grahas conjoined the Yoga suffer in their significations badly as the churning of the negative energies encompasses them.
The benefits of this Yoga in the material sense are startling for their quanta and quality, especially as they are viewed against the backdrop of the terrible circumstances that have preceded them. If the Grahas forming the Yoga in the Quadrants or Trines to the Ascendant are not strong in Rashi and Navamsha, the Yoga will fizzle out quickly and will not be sustainable due to the intensity. Likewise if the Grahas causing the Yoga in the evil Bhavas, including the 3rd from the Lagna, are not weak in Rashi and Navamsha, the Yoga cannot be sustained and will deflate from its awkward and sudden promise. If the planets are strong and weak as required then the Yoga can confer terrific material bounty.
A naturally malefic planet as a Yogakaraka for the chart can also confer suo moto Vipreeta Raja Yoga and does not need another Grahas to accomplish this provided it is placed in Dusthana. Examples could be Mangal for Simha Lagna and Shani for Tulā Lagna or Vṛṣabha Lagna placed in bad houses. Again, Grahas should not be joined or else the negative energy can destroy their Karakattwa.
The Yoga is astonishing in its intensity and basic inexplicability. Of course reasons for the success shall be present but basically there is a quality of astonishment in the working of the Yoga, both the terrible trials and the terrific attainments.
We should understand these matters also from the basic dominance of the Bhāvas. If the 6th Bhāva is in focus, the Yoga will come in service or such signification; if in the 8th House the Yoga could mean an inheritance or a legacy or a windfall; in the 12th Bhāva it could relate to success in a foreign land. Some such facets could also be present in other Bhāvas where such Dusthāna lords are dominant based on the Bhāva lordship of the malefic.

Monday, July 02, 2007


One has always appreciated the fiction writing of the enormously popular British author P.G. Wodehouse, especially the Bertram Wooster and Jeeves series. Let us see some of the Karmic energies that characterize his work through the device of the Prashna Chakra. The Prashna Chakra was cast on Budhvar, showing that the vitality of Wodehouse’ work was derived from the witty and wordy Budh, creating an amazing web of verbal comedy in the process. The data for which the Prashna Chakra has been cast is: May 30, 2007; 14:48:01; Dehradun, India.

Kanya/ Virgo Lagna/ Ascendant rises in the Prashna Chakra, showing the very precise and methodical creative and writing environment in which Wodehouse worked and excelled. His writings show painstaking attention to the minutest nuances and details of conversational settings, say, with his butler Jeeves, and also generally. All this may be attributed to the Kanya Lagna rising. It shows a very sardonic and acute appraisal of British moneyed life in those times.

The Lagna Lord showing the author Pelham Grenville Wodehouse is Budh placed in Siddha Yoga in the 10th House. It shows tremendous ability in writing about his subject and making continual fun of the rich and silly Bertram Wooster. Budh is placed in Mithun/ Gemini Rashi and is running amok with witticisms and literary games such as abbreviating commonly used expressions of British life such as ‘bacon and eggs’ being written as ‘bacon and e.’ or in the alternative as ‘b. and eggs’.

The 2nd Lord Shukra/ Venus, on the one hand, shows writing about very wealthy people, Dukes and Lords, as the 2nd is Dhan Bhava, and on the other it shows Simhasana Yoga, showing that his status as a bestselling author shall be virtually unparalleled in the genre of comedic fiction. The sign being Mithun/ Gemini also shows that the play of words, being utterly inhibited in stylist variation, would be the backdrop against which he would exercise his peculiar genius.

Shukra is the Karaka of the mother-tongue, of one’s country and the nation-state. Being conjoined Budh in the 10th House, it ensured that Wodehouse’ works centered completely round the heart of British life and cultural mannerisms. Shukra also shows culture, etiquette and social ritual and the comedic structure of Wodehouse’ work derived largely from these areas. These Grahas being in the 7th House from the Arudha Lagna ensured a tremendous reception to his work and this resulted from his own genius, evidenced by the powerful Lagna Lord joined the Yoga in the 10th House of skill in work.

There is a view in many critical circles that Wodehouse’ work is worthless because it has no meaning. It is thought that there is no investigation into real life issues, no sincerity to existence and nothing purposeful is sought to be achieved through the writing. Some of this criticism can be seen reflected in the planetary placements illustrating the nature of his work, especially the Jeeves novels that were in the mind of the Jyotishi when the Prashna Chakra was cast and studied. Guru, the Karaka of the Paka Lagna, the seat of the application of intelligence and the Dhi Shakti: the power of discrimination is placed in Marana Karaka Sthana in the 3rd Bhava from the Lagna. It can be argued that wisdom, eternal truth and anything of philosophical substance is utterly lacking in his fictional work, especially in the most popular works such as the Jeeves series. In fact, the butler Jeeves was depicted as being very intelligent and wise, and his intelligence was captured in the personality of a yes-man and a man-servant. This shows Wodehouse’ intellectual rejection of wisdom as far as this series went since Guru is placed in the 6th House from the Lagna Lord. There were many in England who thought the portrayal of the aristocratic Wooster showed that class of people in England in a bad light.

The fact that Wodehouse is known most for the Jeeves series of novels and it were these writings that brought him fame is seen from the Arudha Lagna in Rashi Chakra joined the Shatru Pada/ A6 showing the butler/ the man-servant as the vehicle through which fame accrued. The Arudha Lagna in the 4th House shows that most of the settings were in British homes and the funniest exchanges also happened at home, with the Butler being forced to accede. However, Jeeves would continue to try and have his way, by attempting to get rid of a tie that he found too obnoxious to be a part of his master’s wardrobe. Guru is retrograde. In the 12th House from the Arudha Lagna, the qualities of Guru have been shown as lacking in the hero, depicted as a young man with no talents and interests and who spends his time in luxury (Shukra).

This also shows the misogynist streak in the novels as Wodehouse studiously avoids any liaisons with women, especially long standing ones despite honest efforts by his aunts to fix him up. Guru as the 7th Lord in Marana Karaka Sthana disfavours romantic interests for the hero. Aunts also play a dominant role shown by the A6 joined the Arudha Lagna. There is hilarious competition between the persona of the hero Bertram Wooster and the butler Jeeves to have their own way of matters of no consequence as the two Arudha Padas are joined in competition, and the subject matter, shown by the inanimate Rashi is trivial due to the placement of Guru.

The complete absence of any sexual references in these works are confirmed by the placement of Shani joined the Darapada/ A7 in the 8th House from the Arudha Lagna. The roots for these omissions and the portrayal of young women as essentially grasping, illogical, unreasonable and avoidable entities could be rooted in the fact that Shukra is the Atmakaraka and the author was comfortable with a hero who is a confirmed bachelor. This is apart from the fact that British culture at overt levels is astringent in these matters in any case. The exclusion of women from the personal fabric of life of the hero is seen from the placement of the 7th Lord and the Upapada Lagna in Marana Karaka Sthana from the Atmakaraka showing a deep-seated and authentic rejection to properly develop the characters in the novels in this specific series.

All factors seem to point at it as the Upapada Lagna is in the 12th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna showing a manifest rejection as well. The interaction with potential spouses is not ruled out and Wooster interacts with women and has even been engaged. This is seen from the fact that the lord of Arudha Lagna and the lord of Upapada Lagna are placed in mutual trines. More importantly, the lord of Arudha Lagna is also in Marana Karaka Sthana showing complete British status-quo in the life of the hero, where nothing ever really changes, and he is content to live a death-like life, so structured that it can admit of no serious changes.

This evaluation is of course very stark since it does not investigate the actual plots in the novels, which are incredibly funny leading to such tremendous, and in this author’s opinion, quite justified popularity for Wodehouse; however, the Graha placements show the underlying structure with which the novels were crafted. The Karaka for writing and the Lagna Lord being the same Graha, and aspecting the Lagna show the possibility of continuing popularity for his works, especially the series primarily under scrutiny.

Let us see the Navamsha Chakra for the past of the author and his writing. There is Pishacha Badhak Yoga indicating some unrest, disquiet and testing circumstances. The Lagna Lord is in Marana Karaka Sthana with the 6th Lord, also in Marana Karaka Sthana. He was imprisoned by the Germans during the Second World War. The 12th Lord Venus is also placed in the Lagna showing the fact that he spent most of his life in the U.S. The 5th Lord well placed in the Lagna shows his success in life.

One of the major controversies in his life was that he made certain radio broadcasts while in Germany which led to accusations that he was a traitor to the Allied cause. It is this unrest which is shown in the Pishacha Badhak Yoga and the Sarpa Yoga; there is something amiss in the working of his mind and his desires. Though as investigation was conducted by the Investigating agencies and he was exonerated, the conferring of the Knight of the British Empire happened only when he was in his 90s. The Mantra Pada/ A5 showing the recognition of merit is in the 12th House from the Arudha Lagna. The placement of Shukra in such strength does not point at treason but the Sarpa Yoga shows that his Mercurial mind, his funny wordplay and tricks could have slipped out of control and landed him in the controversy. The Sun showing government is in Marana Karaka Sthana in the 12th House conjoined the 2nd Lord (speech) Chandra. The Naisargika Karaka for speech, Budh is also the Lagna Lord, placed in the 6th House from the Karaka Bhava showing that his own speech landed him in trouble with the government.
Rahu in Arudha Lagna points at the shock to the image resulting from a questioning of his value system at a vulnerable time: Rahu is in Meena Rashi joined the Arudha Lagna. Guru is again Neecha in the 8th House showing that very deep thinking was not a part of the output and characterization of his work and characters. Mercury and Venus in Samsaptaka show his play with words and British life as the foundation of all his writing.

In the present day, Surya, nodes and Chandra influence the 11th from the Arudha Lagna showing that leaders in various spheres and those in high places would like his work and this would extend to a large mass base (Chandra). Popularity in foreign lands is also assured due to the nodal influence. The past carries much the same influences. Neecha Guru also aspects, showing that it may not have been intellectually fashionable to read his light works. But then for the true intellectual, fashion is of little consequence; it there is something to appeal to the mind, the work shall be appreciated. Wodehouse’ quality is that of an undoubted Budh-dominated genius, an unusual and childish genius, yes, but a genius nevertheless.

The future of reading in general is in serious jeopardy with the advent of the Consumerist culture. The consumerism has appeared to exclude the written word in unequivocal favour of the Pizza. The Jagannath Drekkana Chakra (D3-Jn) cannot but be somewhat severe. The Lagna Lord Shukra showing British life is in the 12th House from the Arudha Lagna showing a dissipation of interest in the life depicted in Wodehouse’ work. This is a big loss shown by the Shukra-Chandra Yoga showing that something of great cultural and psychological merit for its sheer playfulness and silliness (the Yoga is again in Mithun Rashi) is being ignored and dissipated. Ironically, the safety of the disappearing Pelham is ensured by the modern modes of communication (Computers and technology) which have themselves assaulted the reading habit. Shukra is in Parivartana with Budh, the 2nd and 5th Lord and the Karaka for communication. Moves are afoot to preserve the texts if interest should decline so much that books go out of print. This will take hard work and the interest of Dhimantahs. The Lagna Lord Shukra is joined the 3rd Lord Chandra and is in Parivartana with 5th Lord Budh in the 6th House. This work and interest shall certainly come, through will and effort as the 6th is an Upachaya showing free will of interested individuals.

The future of Wodehouse’ work faces Kemadruma Yoga from the Arudha Lagna, reflecting the danger that lurks by way of falling sales. The 12th lord of sales is in Marana Karaka Sthana but being in own Rashi ensures some other means like a retrieval data base to ensure protection (Mangal).

Unbroken Sarpa Yoga persists, showing misplaced desires and new, malefic preferences in the populace that play havoc with the sort of brilliance exhibited in these works. Only leaders and elites (Surya) and the truly concerned Dhimantahs seem to be interested in buying such works as the Moon (mass support and large readership) has no link with the 11th House from the Arudha Lagna.

This is the information that seems to accrue from the Prashna Analysis.


Sunday, July 01, 2007


|Om Shreenivasaya Namah|

Doubt and fear are the Naisargika Karakattwa/ natural significations of the planet Saturn/ Shani. Suppose one has been chosen by existence to transmute the base matter of the personality into Alchemists’ Gold, and suppose further that Jyotish/ Hindu Esoteric Astrology is the means to effect such a transformation, then base matter (Shani) feels many strenuous pushes and pulls while the great transformation occurs.

These pushes and pulls, stresses and life-threatening experiences can be generalized into doubts, fears and superstitions for the purposes at hand. Some of my thoughts on these aspects are recorded in my research paper ‘Traversing the Monomyth With Vedic Astrology’, put up elsewhere on this site for the benefit of readers and consulters.

The points is whether the stresses visit through a phenomenon like the Sade-Sati or through a pressing Mahadasha in the Vimshottari Dasha scheme, the mind (Moon) and intellect (Dhi Shakti, seen from the Rashi placement of the Lagna Lord, also called the Paka Lagna), the end result is the process of churning where the mind succumbs to fear, doubt, anxiety and superstition. One can be so scared that in order to effectively counter the severe conventional negativities that are visiting the impressionable mind and the personal intellect, one devises irrational means such as avoiding certain colours or people, or not doing important works on certain days.

Doubtlessly, these irrationalities are very much a part of Jyotish but the validity or otherwise of these practices depend entirely on whether they are sanctioned by the Shastra or whether they make astrological sense. In the periods overwhelmed by Saturn, these can take on unreasonable proportions. The most commonly confused aspect is that of colours: people eschew certain colours, especially those associated with Saturn and the Nodes in such times.
These colours need not be bad for the person. The source justification and significance of colours is manifold. One way to understand them is through the preferred shades of the Grahas, animate energies, and often indicating people. Therefore, isolating the colours a Graha likes can appease that planet. On the other hand, Rashis are also associated with colours and if one is to tap into inanimate source pools for one’s benefits, this aspect could be worked on.

As is always the case, the requirements of colours must always be tested against the situation obtaining from the Arudha Lagna. Just validity or want of it when seen from the Lagna will not suffice. Shade selection can work has heightening auspicious energies in the chart. In one’s own view this can be of special relevance when the chart is not labouring under an active Curse and the Yogas and Grahas are capable of yielding the results that they are capable of in the chart.

Astrological metaphysics and philosophy can become focal while dealing with such aspects for only through education and instruction stemming from this wisdom pool can one know what is legitimate and beneficial and can justifiably be strengthened without damaging health, longevity and burning out seemingly lavish resources too fast.

Specific opinion can be sought on this important aspect while availing of major consultancy and if the chart conditions permit these colour selections, devoid of needless phobia can trigger Rajayoga and other auspicious tidings in the horoscope.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Brahman Shrapa & Marital Longevity

The following Detailed Chart Analysis is that of a female nativity. Though the horsocope is of an accomplished lady, well-educated and with many good Yogas in the chart, capable of working in intellectually elevated environs, the Rashi Chakra carries the Curse of a Brahmin which stresses some features of life. Also, the various factors pertaining to the marital longevity crave attention and redressal. This Chart Analysis was commissioned independently and therefore it has not been examined from the view point of compatibility.

Dear ABC,

As you stated in one of your initial e-mails to me containing your queries and the like, the Lagna/ Ascendant rising in the chart is Kumbha/ Aquarius. It is occupied by Ketu. Ketu is the co-lord of Scorpio/ Vrishchik Rashi and this sign tenants the 10th House of the chart. As the 10th Lord in the Lagna, Ketu forms a good Yoga as far as Karma, work, profession and the skills of the person are concerned. The 10th House is the zenith of the chart, where we shine as individuals and Ketu as the 10th Lord, signifying all the attributes of the 10th House forms Simhasana Yoga by its placement in the Lagna.

Ketu in this chart, due to its lordship of the 10th and the placement in the Lagna can give a sense of one?s self being inextricably linked with the idea of personal achievement and work. Ketu fosters confusion, complexity and sudden reactions being the South Node of the Moon. It has no head, the same having been cut off by the Sudarshan Chakra of Lord Vishnu. Therefore, this Graha/ planet can exhibit traces of irrationality and sudden reactions that are triggered by seemingly mild stimuli. As it lords the 10th House of work and status, the irritability and reactive nature can stem from work-related episodes. Ketu, is some sense, is the higher octave of Mars, and acts like Mars in accord with the dictum:'Kujavad Ketu'.

The Arudha Padas in the charts are the external manifestations of the metaphysical realities denoted by the various houses/ Bhavas of the chart. Therefore, while the Lagna/ the 1st House shows the source pool of the basic personality and the real self, the same may not be visible to the native and those around her. Reality/ Satya is not a matter of perception. The Arudha Pada shows the risen or tangible aspects of the matters shown by the houses. These are attributes that are amenable to sensory perception. In this sense, the Arudha Lagna is the precipitate of the Lagna, or the place where the visible and manifest attributes of the personality and self of the native might be judged.

While the Lagna is in Kumbha, the Arudha Lagna is in the 10th House from the Lagna, in Vrishchik/ Scorpio. This also links the realm of work with that of the self, albeit here it is the visible self. The Arudha Lagna in the 10th House shows that the image of the Jatak or the externalities of life that are visible are rooted in work. Also, Ketu is the lord of the Arudha Lagna, along with Mars, and placed in the Lagna it will reiterate the importance of work for the native so that in her own internal assessment of life in general and her own life in particular, work shall be a central feature on which to base life.

There are certain intense indications which need to be seen carefully in order to better gauge and understand the life tendencies. The Arudha Lagna, that is, the visible and external features of the personality is conjoined the Shashtha Arudha/ Shatru Pada/ A6 which is the Arudha Pada of the 6th House. The A6 is the manifest part of the 6th House; the 6th House relates to daily work or service, illness, debts and enemies. It denotes hard work, enmity and troubles. Whenever the image rises, so will enemies, jealousy and competition. PQR might have observed this. Whenever manifest life takes an upswing, these adversities shall accompany it. Additionally, the Mrityupada/ A8 which is the Arudha Pada of the 8th House is also conjoined the 10th House of work and the Arudha Lagna.

Therefore, intense mental and physical distress and 'transformation' will accompany the visible personality. The A8 shows out Achilles Heel, or where we are raw and vulnerable and it shows the occurrence of events that expose our vulnerabilities. Therefore, to evolve as a human being in the Mayik sense, PQR will have to put up with intense changes and radical transformations in her life and the precipitation of the evils of the 6th House. These are pressing thoughts but ought to be taken cognizance of because to ignore them would be to put ourselves at risk. If she is aware of the pitfalls she can prepare herself more adequately and also have a ready estimate of what to expect at the destined/ Karmic levels in her life.

The other co-lord of the 10th House is Mars and Mars is Neecha/ debilitated in Karka Rashi in the 6th House from the Lagna. This has several ramifications at once. Firstly, active opposition from enemies shall always fail as the planet in the 6th House is debilitated. Enemies can never overpower her. Mars as a natural malefic is also very well placed in the 6th House for the purposes of growth and resilience. However, due to its debility it cannot fully protect against disease. Fevers, boils and blood related troubles might manifest. The more immediate consequence is pertaining to the 10th House lordship of Mars. As the 10th Lord of work Mangal/ Kuja is Neecha in the 6th House from the Lagna. This debility will always manifest and it has led to adversity in career. Moreover, Saturn has been transiting over Mars in the 6th House creating stresses, pressures and depressive tendencies in the career. The positive in all this, however, is that Mars happens to be in the 9th House from the Arudha Lagna. The 9th House from the Arudha Lagna is the protection accorded to the tangible and visible personality. Therefore, Mars is also the protection that PQR will be seen to have throughout her life. Neecha Mangal will indicate sudden developments, profound irritability, angry outbursts, cuts and bruises, argumentation, unwillingness to back down and other such attributes of which Mars is the Naisargika Karaka/ natural significator. Pointedly, it can be stated that the element of continuity in her life will come through the somewhat sudden and abrupt significations of life and it is through these somewhat paradoxical and discontinuous functions that her life will be 'protected' and defined.

Paradoxical indeed, for this is one facet that links up the chart to your other primary concern about compatibility issues that you are discovering after marriage, ostensibly due to the difference in the modes of upbringing. These fissures are very much a part of her chart and shall be delved into at length, in which process the whole gamut of Jyotish permutations pertaining to the marital aspect shall be studied and elaborated.

Marriage is seen from various reference points in the chart. The 7th House of the Rashi Chakra shows the basic tendencies relating to the marriage at the physical level. The physical level includes all events that come to pass in relation to us as 'bodies'. In this sense, whatever we do physically is most appropriately seen from the Rashi Chakra. The 7th House of the chart also shows our attitude to marriage in general and the 1st marriage in particular. In this chart, both the Lagna Lords, Rahu and Shani, who lord the Kumbha/ Aquarius Lagna in the chart are placed in the 7th House. This is a specific situation foreseen by the Sages and denotes a life centered on desire. The Jatak seriously 'wants' things in her life and her life revolves around these desires. This is to be distinguished from the general human situation of wanting something or the other. In such a chart, the native is very focused about what she wants and this leads to the applicability of a special conditional Dasha advocated by Parashara called the Dwisaptati Sama Dasha which applies only when either the Lagna Lord is placed in the 7th, as in this case, or when the 7th Lord is placed in the Lagna.

Therefore, we shall be using the Dwisaptati Sama Dasha to evaluate the periodic propensities in the chart relating to the occurrence of various events. The conditional Dashas of Parashara are a lesser known aspect of Hindu Jyotish.

Now, the Lagna Lords Rahu and Saturn in the 7th House put the focus on partners, desires and marriage as a life theme. Jupiter is also placed in the 7th House. This conjunction/ Yoga of the three Grahas is a problem in the chart. The problem is identified and evaluated using certain other esoteric and lesser known techniques of Hindu Jyotish. The 7th House of marriage suffers from the Brahman Shrapa/ the Curse of a Brahmin from previous incarnations. This is seen by the conjunction of the most benefic Graha Guru/ Jupiter with the natural malefics Rahu and Saturn. Though both the planets are Lagna Lords, Saturn is the more potent malefic as it lords the 12th House which is a Dusthana/ Trika Bhava, one of the evil Bhavas/ Houses in the chart. Among the Lagna and the 12th Houses, the Lagna is stronger showing that it is the self that shall bear the brunt of the suffering. This may affect the health and the sense of individual well-being.

The involvement of the Lagna Lords shows that the intelligence of the native shall be affected and her sense of self-esteem might suffer as a consequence thereof. Further, the Atmakaraka planet is also involved in the Curse. The Atmakaraka is the Graha farthest advanced by degrees in any sign in the chart. This is Saturn. Therefore, Saturn is both the Lagna Lord and the Atmakaraka. This makes for Jnana Yoga and the native shall strive to understand the nature of creation through the application of her own intelligence, speculation and research. The involvement of the Lagna Lord and Atmakaraka in the Curse of the Brahmin from a past life shows that the suffering is deep-seated and difficult for the native to express. It can lead to emotional blockages. These words are not spoken lightly and it is important that the primary Curse in the chart be remedied. Since the Lagna is where the suffering is being felt, the Curse will influence the very existence of the native. As Mars, Saturn and Rahu all aspect the Lagna and the Rajyapada/ A10 posited therein, this will also relate to the work place or the office. The Rajyapada/ A10 is the tangible part of the 10th House of work. It shows the place of work in the Rashi Chakra as this chart relates to physical realities. The great dissatisfaction with the working life/ the office after marriage is a direct result of the Curse from the 7th House of marriage.

This is timed from the Moola Dasha, which is a sacred timing device used to determine the suffering from past incarnations. Therefore, the Moola Dasha sequence should show the suffering in this chart as well. The word 'Moola' denotes the 'root' and therefore the Moola Dasha shows the root of past Karma to be experienced in this lifetime. The most malefic Graha causing the Curse is usually the one to deliver the results of the Curse. In this case, the Curse is strong because the conjunction of Jupiter and Rahu, who are antithetical to each other in every way, form the Guru Chandala Yoga. This is a very adverse Yoga to exist in the Bhava relating to the marriage and coupled with the Curse shows onerous Karma. It is a tremendous positive that Saturn is not retrograde otherwise it might not have been possible to remedy the Curse.

The Guru Chandala Yoga can rob the native of the pure grace and trusting intelligence of Guru and there can be heretic tendencies. The native can disregard sage advice and the true options due to the shadow of Rahu over Guru. Rahu is the most Tamasic Graha showing ignorance of the eternal truth and seeks hedonistic avenues to torment the native.

Another positive is that even though the Lagna Lord and Atmakaraka add to the severity of the curse, the lack of involvement of the 8th Lord shows that the sin incurred is not much. Also, the location of the cursing planet Guru in a Kendra/ Quadrant from the Lagna shows that the act in the previous incarnations which invited the curse was done with a good intention. These are all saving graces. From the isolation of the most malefic planet influencing the curse, it is clear that Shani/ Saturn is a leading candidate to deliver the Curse. It is no surprise, therefore, to learn that the Moola Dasha of Saturn is running. The sequence of the Antardasha in the Mahadasha of Shani in the Moola Dasha is given below for your reference:


Shani Mahadasha : 1997-10-18 - 2010-10-18
Antardashas in this MD From To
Shani 1997-10-18 2000-08-29
Rahu 2000-08-29 2003-04-18
Guru 2003-04-18 2005-12-11
Ketu 2005-12-11 2006-05-19
Chandra 2006-05-19 2006-10-30
Shukra 2006-10-30 2008-08-03
Budh 2008-08-03 2009-11-29
Surya 2009-11-29 2010-07-28
Mangal 2010-07-28 2010-10-18

Now, it is not only the primary curse that can be activated in the chart but if the evil Moola Dasha Graha aspects and participates in other curses then those might be activated as well. In her chart, Saturn aspects by Graha Drishti/ planetary sight, the three Grahas posited in the 9th House. The Naisargika Karaka for marriage, Venus, the Naisargika Karaka for father, Sun, and Mercury are all placed there. The Sun is debilitated and becomes quite malefic. It can lead to ego-problems and perceived hurt to the self-respect due to the aspect of Saturn. The Kalatra Karaka Venus, signifying marital relations also becomes afflicted due to the Yoga with Neecha Surya and the 3rd aspect of Saturn. Mercury is the 8th Lord and afflicts both the 7th Lord of marriage, the Neecha Sun and the Karaka Venus. The 7th House, as we have seen is also afflicted by the Curse and the Guru Chandala Yoga. These are troublesome features activated by the Moola Dasha of Saturn.

Certain remedial measures should be done to alleviate the curse. Since it is a Brahman Shrapa, arrangements should be made to donate a cow on Guruvar/ Thursday to a Brahmin who would accept it. Food should be prepared for Brahmins and they should be fed. If this is not possible due to location and circumstances, then 7 Bhagwad Gitas should be donated to priests or a temple or an institute that would accept them. The mental attitude at the time of the Upaya should be to pray for riddance or mitigation of the Curse.

In addition 7 Malas (7*108) of repetitions of the Ram Taraka Mantra should be done everyday, starting from a Thursday morning. If it is done with a Tulsi Mala in hand, it is ideal. The Mantra is as follows:

'Sri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya Ram'

The Holy Name of Lord Ram works to absolve the native of the curses. The mystic number 7 has been repeatedly invoked to remedy the Curse of the Brahmin because it occurs in the 7th House of the chart as reckoned from the Lagna Bhava. If there is not sufficient time for 7 Malas then 1 can be started with and based on the relief, perhaps the mind can be directed to chant 7 Malas at a later stage.

Since the lord of the 7th House, the Sun is debilitated, it cannot be propitiated. The Naisargika Karaka/ the natural significator is Venus and it is also afflicted by Neecha Surya and the aspect of Saturn. Therefore the only alternative is to worship the Devata/ deity of the 7th House for relief from the Brahman Shrapa. The deity of the 7th House is Sri Lakshmi. Therefore, to mitigate the various evil influences of the Curse of the Brahmin activated by the ongoing Moola Dasha of Saturn, PQR should worship Lakshmi Devi starting on a Thursday with the intention of obtaining relief from the Brahmin Shrapa.

Based on the brief feedback offered by you regarding the career of your wife, I have rectified the time of birth to 3:22:55 PM. This has been done tentatively to rectify the Dashamsha Chakra which is the relevant divisional chart to study the career. With the rectified time, the 6th House of daily work and service/ job becomes stronger than the 7th House of independent enterprise or business. There are three planets in the 7th House with the time of birth you had provided and it is unlikely unless the job is only a chance occurrence and the whole life is attuned to independent work. I could not glean any such tendency from your feedback e-mail to me. With the slight rectification, the Lagna rising is Libra which denotes the market place and trading with the Lord Venus exalted in Pisces in the 6th House. Venus indicates a private sector/ corporate job of some stature due to exaltation. The A10 is also in the 6th House, showing finance (ruled by Guru: Karaka for banking and finance) and a place near the ocean as the Rashi is Pisces. The Arudha Lagna in this chart is in the 11th House of contacts and gains showing that these might have been seen as important in the previous work. Venus is in the 8th House from the Arudha Lagna, showing a research- based job. From the rectified chart, the motivation for work is seen to be linked to Guru as Jupiter is placed in the 2nd House from the Lagna in the D-10 Chart. Her main goal, finally, is to shine with working wisdom and expertise in her job.

As Shukra is exalted in the 6th House in the Rajyapada, she would have absolutely loved her job and even the workplace. However, the 6th House for Venus is its Marana Karaka Sthana. The Marana Karaka Sthana placements show that death like suffering would be felt in the matters influenced by the Graha. Shukra is the Lagna Lord of the Dashamsha Chakra showing the working self or the reality pertaining to the self in the career.

The Lagna Lord is placed in the Marana Karaka Sthana showing that she would feel as if her working personality has ?died?. This appears to be true from your feedback. Further Neecha Surya occupies the Lagna in the Dashamsha Chakra. In this chart Sun is the Badhak/ the obstructing agent being the 11th Lord for a Char/ Movable Lagna bringing obstacles and inexplicable setbacks in work. These factors have been seen from the Gochar/ transit of Saturn on the Neecha 10th Lord in the Rashi Chakra. These tendencies might be further exacerbated due to the movement of Saturn to Leo/ Simha on November 1, 2006 for a while and then finally in July, 2007.

This would form Kantak Shani from the Arudha Lagna as Saturn would be in the 10th House from the Arudha Lagna in the Rashi Chakra. This is how the native is perceived in work, financially and at a societal level as far as participatory work is concerned. Saturn would most likely pressure these areas more for 2 ½ years. More importantly, this would coincide with the Sade-Sati of Lord Shani which is the 7 ½ years transit of Saturn on and around the natal Moon in the Rashi Chakra. The Sade-Sati is a period where the Jatak is transformed psychologically by ridding the personality of that which is no longer required for existence. This cutting away of dross is painful but essential. There is a lot of adversity, loss, fear, anxiety, a feeling of being cut away, questions on integrity and character and some sort of displacement. Great care is required to mitigate the conventional stress that is likely to accrue from this transit. Saturn will be over both the Lagna Lord, the Paka Lagna and the 8th House, dampening the ability of the Dhi to make correct decisions, stressing marriage and partnerships.

The stresses in the marital domain that have already appeared are due to the transit of Saturn in the trines from the Upapada Lagna. Just as the Arudha Lagna is the manifest part of the self, the Upapada Lagna shows the tangible or visible features about the self of the spouse. In her chart, the Upapada Lagna is placed in the 2nd House from the Lagna and Moon is placed in the 7th House from the Upapada Lagna. It usually shows a situation where there is direct confrontation with the mother-in-law. Therefore, she may have some overt disagreements with either your mother or elderly ladies in the house. The Moon, of course, is the Naisargika Karaka for the mother.

It has to be stated at this juncture that quite serious disagreements and such things are shown in the charts qua the marital situation. Though the Upapada Lagna is itself not aspected by malefics, the Lord of the Upapada Lagna is in a Brahman Shrapa. It is afflicted by Saturn and Rahu. The first marriage came about only because Jupiter is placed in the Navamsha Chakra Lagna. The Navamsha Chakra is the specific Varga Chakra for matters marital. The Upaya for the Curse as paid down above will alleviate the situation relating to the Curse. The sustenance of the first marriage is seen from the 2nd House and Lord from the Upapada Lagna. This is Aries and the lord is Mars. Mars is debilitated in the 6th House from Lagna. This is a very adverse indication for the longevity of the first marriage. Mars is afflicted by Saturn in the 7th House of the Navamsha Chart. In the Navamsha Chakra, Mars is the malefic 6th and 11th Lord and shows an attitude of inflexibility, separating influences and confrontation in the house. The Yoga of the Shrapa and the Guru Chandala Yoga aspect the 2nd House from the Upapada Lagna in Rashi Chakra showing fated or deterministic patterns afflicting the marriage. If this marriage is to succeed and last, PQR must fortify the longevity of the marriage. Mars is the lord of the sustenance. It rules Tuesday. She must fast on Tuesday and pray to Lord Narasimha/ Skanda/ Kartikeya for relief as regards the longevity of this alliance. This is important because the dispositor/ Rashi Lord of Mars is placed in the 8th House. This is the Moon and the 8th House is its Marana Karaka Sthana. The Moon can lend no support to the Neecha Kuja in the 6th House. The Moon being in the 8th will give chronic ailments and a psychology prone to depression. These factors are sensitized also by the fact that the debilitated 7th Lord of the Rashi Chakra is in Neecha Vargottama, that is, it is Neecha in the Navamsha Chakra also. However, this is Vipreeta Raja Yoga and usually gives great material success after trials and initial tests.

In the Navamsha Chakra also, Saturn is the 8th Lord in the 7th House which does not augur too well for the marital alliance. With remedial measures, it is hoped that any untoward happening in this regard can be averted. It has to be noted, however, that marriage is between two people and the overall situation becomes clear only by a perusal of the two charts, which is beyond the scope of the present paper; this has been intimated to you previously. The aspect of matching and the individual histories of both persons, the Dashas etc become pertinent in that sort of study to better gauge marital scenarios.

As regards progeny, the sex of the children is better determined from the Saptamsha Chakra of the husband. The rest of the indications are detailed below. The Naisargika Karaka of children is Guru and He is afflicted in Guru Chandala Yoga and Shrapa. After the remedial measures, children will become a more realistic possibility. It is found that in such charts 'without remedies' if children are born then there are serious difficulties. Therefore, it is very important to perform the simple remedial measures. The 5th Lord of the chart rules children. This is Mercury well placed in the 9th House, promising children. The Arudha Pada of the 3rd and 9th Houses as reckoned from the Sun or the Surya Arudha show the ability of the native to bring a soul into the world. This relates to fertility. In her chart, these are well placed from the Sun and there is no trouble in this direction. The other determinant is the placement of the Arudha Pada of the 3rd and 9th as reckoned from the Lagna. The A3 is placed in the 6th House with Neecha Mars. There is a danger from surgery or accident, perhaps related to a gynecological issue that might affect procreative ability. This possibility must be guarded against.

The Saptamsha Chakra has Leo rising. The counting for individual pregnancies is in the regular direction. The 9th House shows the first child. There is one child promised from her chart as Ketu is in the 9th House. Have a thorough physical check-up done to check the physical ability. 18th March, 2007 to 2nd May is the nearest time for childbirth, if the check-up and medical diagnosis is positive.

The timing is seen from the Dwisaptati Sama Dasha which applies in the chart. The Rahu Mahadasha is on and Rahu is conjoined the Neecha Sun, Lagna Lord of the D-7 chart of progeny in the 3rd House. The first child could be a Caesarian birth due to Mars lording and Ketu being posited in the 9th. Though the female chart is not the best indicator for the sex of the children, a daughter appears to be promised from her charts.


Rahu Mahadasha : 2003-11-05 (2:31:13 pm) - 2012-11-04 (9:56:28 pm)
Antardashas From To
Rahu 2003-11-05 (2:31:13 pm) 2004-12-19 (8:17:48 am)
Sun 2004-12-19 (8:17:48 am) 2006-02-01 (7:16:29 pm)
Moon 2006-02-01 (7:16:29 pm) 2007-03-18 (7:11:49 pm)
Mars 2007-03-18 (7:11:49 pm) 2008-05-02 (9:03:27 pm)
Mercury 2008-05-02 (9:03:27 pm) 2009-06-18 (11:15:42 pm)
Jupiter 2009-06-18 (11:15:42 pm) 2010-08-05 (8:57:10 am)
Venus 2010-08-05 (8:57:10 am) 2011-09-21 (4:47:46 am)
Saturn 2011-09-21 (4:47:46 am) 2012-11-04 (9:56:28 pm)

Rahu the Mahadasha Lord is conjoined the Lagna Lord Sun of the D-7 Chart and can bring a child. Mars is the lord of the first child itself and can bring the specific child. 14th October, 2007 to 3rd December is quite a possible period as Saturn Pratyantardasha will be on and Saturn has Argala/ intervention on the 9th House of the first child from the 7th House from the Lagna. The child would be quick to anger and foreign lands will play a big role in life. There will be great achievements in the life of the child but after about 34-36 years of age as Saturn will be in the 10th House. The 7th and 12th Lord Mars is in the Lagna and the Lagna Lord Venus is in the 9th House showing fortune and travel abroad for higher studies. The child will have a service career. Life will be subject to sudden changes. There would be writing involved with the mode of earning and the presence of Mercury indicates writing software for mass use. Technical aptitudes are shown by Mars in Lagna.

Even though the approaching Sade-Sati and the Kantak show that some onerous Karma is being dispensed with at the present time and shall be in the future somewhat dominated by the Gochar of Shani, the Narayan Dasha will show the deterministic trends of the events that manifest.

The Narayan Dasha start with the 7th House Leo as it is stronger. Leo Narayan Dasha ran till 1988 from birth. It would have given the results of the Lagna in infancy and childhood. At this age the child lives the Grahas of the family so suffice it to say that the child would have been intuitive and precocious and would have enjoyed participation with other kids shown by Rahu and Saturn in the 7th House.

The next Narayan Dasha was that of Virgo but would have given the results of Pisces in the 2nd House. 17.10.1988-18.10.1999 was the duration. For the first third of this duration, the lord Jupiter would have given its results. She would have shone as a bright child as Jupiter is in the 10th from the Arudha Lagna. The life circumstances would be been comfortable as Jupiter lords the 2nd and 11th Houses from the Lagna. From the Dasha Rashi, Jupiter is in the 6th House forming Yoga for learning. The middle third of the Dasha would have given the results of Meena Rashi itself. People would have recognized her creative and intellectual merit as Meena is in the 5th from Arudha Lagna. Family/ Kutumba would have been the focus as Pisces is in the 2nd from the Lagna Bhava. Further as Meena houses the Sukh Pada/ A4 there may have been articles of luxury and comfort acquired and she would have been seen as possessing the goods in vogue then. Moon in the 7th House from the Dasha Rashi might have given her nature an emotional tenor and she might have been attached to those with whom she interacted.

These tendencies would have been heightened in the last 1/3rd of the Dasha and her sensitivity and attachments would have characterized life at the time. This might have led to ultimate emotional disappointment as the Moon is in Marana Karaka Sthana in the 8th House from the Lagna. Some depression and psychological pressures might have resulted from this.

The Libra Narayan Dasha runs from 18.10.1999-18.10.2011. Just as the Dwisaptati Sama Dasha of Rahu-Sun gave marriage as Rahu is in the 7th House and Sun is the 7th Lord placed with Venus, the Naisargika Karaka of marriage, this Narayan Dasha will dictate the fated and circumstantial aspects of life at the moment.

The Narayan Dasha will give the results of Aries Dasha. The period of the Narayan Dasha as stated before should be divided into three equal halves for interpretation. This gives a period of 4 years each. For the first four years, the planets conjoining and aspect the Dasha Rashi by Rashi Drishti shall give results as this is a malefic Prishthodaya Rashi, rising hind first. So 1999-2003 gives the results of Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu as these signs housing the Grahas aspect Mesha by Rashi Drishti. In this period, the first 16 months would be dominated by the Atmakaraka Saturn who ensures that the native sees sorrow in some manner. The next 16 months show the nodal influence and the self-exertions of the Saturn phase would continue. Jupiter would have given some financial impetus in the last 16 months of the phase.

Mars' results show marriage as it lords Aries, which aspects the 7th House of marriage by Rashi Drishti. Aries also aspects the lord of the Upapada Lagna. However, she is in a vulnerable period regarding the marriage as Mars will give the results of the debility now, till October, 2007. This is the crucial period as Saturn will only leave Cancer and Neecha Mangal in July, 2007. Even afterwards, the area is stressed since the Sade-Sati starts from the 7th House from marriage.

The last four years till 2011 will bring in a lot of tangible gains and friends as the Arudha Pada of the 11th House/ A11 is placed in Aries. This will give a lot of will-power and drive to fight and try to accomplish goals. Career, recognition, image, vanquishing enemies and opposition and work will all come around in this phase. The Sade-Sati difficulties will surely manifest but this last phase of the Narayan Dasha is quite positive and shall help to mitigate the mental pressures. Cheating and shock should be avoided in the matters of obtaining a house. The documentation should be in order. Rather than buy land, she should aim to buy a constructed house or a flat. May, 2008-August, 2010 is the best phase according to the Dwisaptati Sama Dasha as Rahu Dasha gives the results of Jupiter and Mercury Antardasha will give the results of Venus, lord of the 4th from the 4th House and also that of the A4.

This Moon Antardasha till March, 2007 is adverse as the planet is in Marana Karaka Sthana and will lead to depression and untoward mental feelings. You must focus on safeguarding the marriage, even in the next Mars Antardasha as Mars is her Neecha 2nd Lord from the Upapada Lagna. Though Rahu is the 5th Lord in the D-10 it is in the 3rd House and will give intermittent breaks in work. In view of the Sade-Sati and Kantak, it is best to bide time as the current situation is not overly conducive to satisfaction in life. Mars Antardasha from 18th March, 2007 to 2nd May, 2008 is the best time to try for new work, though it might involve displacement as it is in the 12th House from the Lagna.

Though the chart does exhibit some testing traits, remedial measures have been prescribed to alleviate the same and it was thought better to address these issues in view of their importance. The chart is otherwise replete with Rajayoga especially in the 9th House of fortune but these will come about only at the appropriate time and after the challenging facets have been addressed. It must be clear to those who know her that she is very skilled, learned, intelligent, famous in her circles and praised. She will be associated with the highly placed due to the Raja Sambandha Yogas in the chart. Wealth, authority, status and kingly status will all come about but after the destined adversity.

It is hoped that this elaborate and realistic examination of the chart will foster perspective regarding the areas that need focus and attention. Both the challenges and blessings have been enumerated as too the remedial measures.

Best Wishes,
Anurag Sharma.
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