Sunday, April 04, 2010

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This horoscope exhibits trials in the marital realm. The role of Ketu in the Arudha is also studied in some depth and the manner in which this can turn around life tendencies is also shown.


Dear Consulter,
You are familiar with the Rashi Chakra of your ex-wife and other Varga Chakra. Simha Lagna rises in the Rashi Chakra and there is no Graha in the Lagna. Now, you have mentioned Kalank Yoga but I have not come across this term before. There are many commentaries and texts in Jyotish and some of the later ones are dubious in their authenticity. Restricting ourselves to the standard tools of Jyotish which are enormous in their scope, we shall evaluate all these facets presently.
Now in the same line of thought, we should note that the 7th Bhava is a delicate Bhava and generally no Grahas are preferred in the 7th Bhava in the Rashi Chakra. This shows the attitude to marriage and partnership including romantic and intimate partnership. Your wife has Shukra in the 7th Bhava and this is a unique situation as Shukra is the Naisargika Karaka/ Natural Significator for marriage. The Naisargika Karaka placed in the 7th Bhava can distort one’s perspective towards the marital alliance. She also has Guru joined which forms the Dwi Guru Yoga. Guru and Shukra indicate polar opposites in terms of qualities that manifest in the world. There can be a sense of misplaced idealism when the native evaluates or works with her own innate attitude towards such alliances and personal life. As the Lagna Lord Surya is also here it causes a great deal of focus on desires and wanting certain things in life and these desires and attaining them can rule the overall tenor of life.
Since Surya apart from being the Lagna Lord in this chart is also the Naisargika Karaka for the Lagna, its placement in the 7th Bhava whose Karaka is the inimical Shukra can also predispose the native towards depression and substance abuse. In this case it may have led to a tendency to self-medication.
In view of your interim emails regarding the other relationships your wife had, it might be prudent to investigate at this moment as to whether these would qualify for the Upapada Lagna in her chart or not. This is a difficult area in Jyotish in modern life and some of the important facets of Upapada Lagnas exhausting themselves are as follows. Firstly, the relationship should be with an intention to get married and should extend to one year or more. The persons involved should not seriously think of anyone else during the period. Rituals and solemnisation of marriage do not constitute essential ingredients of exhausting or constituting an Upapada Lagna. So, in other words if an otherwise serious relationship lasted for an year or more and came close to a situation where one all but tied the knot, it still may not qualify to be an Upapada relationship. It is a difficult task to isolate this and come to a conclusion.
Now, in your wife’s chart, when we see the Arudha Padas we find that the Upapada Lagna, or the first Upapada Lagna comes to the 3rd Bhava which is tenanted by Tula Rashi/ Libra. The length of the marriage and the reasons for its termination are judged from the condition of the 2nd Bhava from the Upapada Lagna. This facet of horoscopy was divined from your horoscope as well. Now Rahu is placed in Ayush debility in the 2nd Bhava from the Upapada Lagna in her chart. This threatens the longevity and quality of the first marriage. These indications have been found to have been operating in your lives and have been confirmed from your horoscope and the Rashi Chakra as well.
Neecha Rahu in the 2nd Bhava from the Upapada Lagna is a clear indicator of the shock, lying, deceit and the delusion in the relationship. Further the placement of the Upapada Lagna and the Arudha Lagna in mutually Shadashtaka relationships also points at the distancing and separation. For all these reasons one feels that your wife has been on her first Upapada Lagna in her marriage with you. There are a lot of Karmic factors and basic conflict that beset the marriage due to these factors.
Now the relationships that could have become marriage do not appear to have been Upapada Lagna relationships and even if they had become marital alliances they would not have immediately qualified as marriage due to the matching of the life experience in the marriage thus far as received from you. The other reason is that the Darapada/ A7 showing the relationships is in the 10th Bhava which is the zenith of the chart and is also joined the Arudha Lagna there. This can bring relationships in the sense that the native is not prevented from interacting with the opposite sex at some deep level. This is not always the case with people and with nativities.
The nature of the relationships is better judged by looking at the other facets of the Darapada. It is in Taurus but the more important factor is that Ketu is joined the Darapada/ A7 showing that a lot of mistakes can occur in this area of life. This is a quite accurate reflection of the two cases even though the real issues appear to have arisen from the side of the parents of the boy involved. Unknown to many, there would have been mistakes made in these areas and that is quite evident from a study of the Darapada.
Just going by the Upapada Lagna in Your wife’s chart, we find that the Moon is placed in the 7th Bhava showing that relations with the mother-in-law can be stressed due to this placement. The Moon is the Karaka for the mother and in the context of the Upapada Lagna it indicates mother-in-law. In fact, the mistakes characterising the Darapada will also filter through to the overall image in life indicated by the Arudha Lagna as this Arudha Pada is joined the Darapada as well in the 10th Bhava. Since the Moon is the Karaka for all Arudha Padas any Graha that is inimical to the Moon does not help the Arudha Lagna. Ketu causes an eclipse to the Arudha Padas it joins.
Delving into some of the other facets of the Rashi Chakra, let us look at the 2nd and 11th Lord when reckoned from the Lagna. This is Budh and since the planet lords both the wealth houses it is a prominent significator for wealth. When we analyse these factors in the chart we must ponder them as constituting elements that will finally decide issues pertaining to Artha. Budh is placed in a Dusthana from the Lagna showing that the application of intellect and the role of people and personalities in wealth generation and participation is fraught with a degree of struggle and obstacles as these can be related to the 6th Bhava. However, this is also the 9th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna; any Graha in the 9th Bhava from the Lagna supports the social and financial existence of the native. Since Budh is retrograde this will take a lot of effort. But the struggle and the uphill task will contribute to her social and financial status.
Another challenge is to see the Kemadruma Yoga formed from the Arudha Lagna with two natural malefics in the 2nd and 8th Bhava therefrom. This combination causes paucity of funds. Saturn in the 2nd Bhava from the Arudha Lagna is retrograde and indicates that these life propensities are hard to shake off.
The great positive in the Rashi Chakra is that there is no Graha Shrapa happening which is a blessing by its absence as it frees life from concentrated malefic energies that can completely overpower other features of the chart. When viewed from the all-important Arudha Lagna, the 10th House therefrom has three planets and this is also the 7th Bhava of marriage when seen from the Lagna. Her doorway to success is occupied by Rahu. It is with the break of the first marriage indicated by the debilitated Rahu in the 2nd Bhava from the Upapada Lagna that the door to independent life has a chance to open.
This has nothing much to do with what you did in the marriage or what she did in the marriage but everything to do with the Karmic unfolding of the first marriage and what actually transpired in the institution of marriage. The other option is foreign travel but it is mostly with the release from the Karma of the first Upapada Lagna that the Dwara, the 7th from the Arudha Lagna would open. The lord of the Bhava holds the key to its opening and these are Mangal and Ketu. Mangal is placed in the 5th Bhava from the Lagna and in the 8th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna so it will be very difficult to actually get around to complete individual freedom and emergence in life.
Saturn in the 11th Bhava always gives an option to engage oneself with traditional wisdom and pursuits of this kind since this is the 4th Bhava when reckoned from the 8th Bhava of secrets and can show learning from a secret tradition of occult knowledge. Shani also rules tradition and orthodoxy in these matters. This course would be actually recommended since Ketu in the Arudha Lagna can also play irrational and difficult to decipher havoc with the image and finances. The choice is to become spiritual and surrender to the deeper truths of life.
This can bring the spiritual dimension of Ketu to the fore and will then put Saturn in the 12th from the Arudha Lagna reversing things in accord with the dictum ‘Vipreetam Ketouh’. In that scenario Saturn will begin to act as if it were in the 12th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna and that is a much better scenario. With that the malefic Mars will also give results as if it were placed in the 6th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna, vanquishing enemies though giving an entirely different material focus in life and wealth could then come through questionable means. Whatever that may entail Karmically, it material life these malefics in the 3rd and 6th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna give great material success.
Now, there are interesting synchronicities at play here since the Arudha Lagna is also joined the 8th Bhava from the first Upapada Lagna showing that this turning to the world of the super-rational or irrational depending on the point of view has many ramifications for her in life.
She may get her chances of getting married to a spiritual being enhanced by these developments and even the wealth propensities show a change as with regular counting from the Arudha Lagna there are lesser planets aspecting the 11th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna than there with the counting reversed. The 11th Bhava in the latter situation is Karka and a host of Grahas aspect this location increasing the avenues for the inflow of income.
When the 11th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna is taken to be Meena, it is the 8th Bhava from the Lagna showing impediments and Mangal and Shani influence this by Rashi Drishti simultaneously forming the poverty giving Kemadruma Yoga from the Arudha Lagna. Thus the situation cannot be said overly conducive to wealth generation since the very planets that are adamant on bringing financial stresses shall not be too keen to fructify the avenues for gain that they control. Also since Shani rules melancholy and suffering and Mangal rules anger, when she gets out of these emotions and life qualities, the Kemadruma will disappear as she will then be able to spend on servants and help, again signified by Shani, as the Graha effectively moves to the 12th Bhava of expenditure from the now spiritual Arudha Lagna.
Likewise, the role attributed to Rahu as far as the headless and susceptible Arudha Pada is concerned will also undergo a modification and foreign lands may come into play as far as the emergence of the native into society after the transformation has manifested itself is concerned.
The five Grahas aspecting Karka Rashi in the 11th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna upon the reversal coming into play show that foreigners and foreign lands and love and romantic relationships as too Atma Jnana and eternal truths shall all open avenues for material growth. These life qualities and areas have been drawn from the Natural Significations and Naisargika Karakattwa of the Grahas involved in the process of the sign aspect.
The further facet of all this is that the 2nd Upapada Lagna will be joined the Arudha Lagna and there may be some sort of competition but with the infra-red heat of Ketu dissolving the distinction of Maya this may not pose too much of a problem. This would be a love marriage or there would be a personal relationship preceding it since the Darapada is joined the 2nd Upapada Lagna in the 10th Bhava from the Lagna and the A2/ Arudha Pada of the 2nd House also joined this junction further indicates that movable assets and money would be a prominent player in the relationship and marriage.
There are very many intricacies in this chart and working with the hypothesis for a moment that this reversal in the image and the Arudha Pada does not truly come about then also the marriage may happen but its longevity will be threatened by lying, cheating and perversity and the spouse and she too may exhibit ingestion of injurious substances like alcohol and self-medication. There does not appear to be a rational choice in the Rashi Chakra, save to embrace the prospect of super-rationality, since without that the life themes continue much as they are at the present moment, in most respects.
However proceeding with the more optimistic option of the spiritual reversal you will find another striking feature in the chart: whereas from the first Upapada Lagna, the Moon is in the 7th House indicating the friction with the mother-in-law, with the regular count, Moon is in the 12th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna showing that social and financial rise cannot be accompanied by a simultaneous relationship with one’s own mother. In other words, the Mother of the native herself will not be a witness to the social and financial rise of the native. If the native were to reverse her being by turning spiritual then the Moon would act as if placed in the 2nd Bhava from the Arudha Lagna and would give great sustenance to the image and also ensure polite and sweet speech, at least at the relative level if not more. The mother would face no Karmic propensity of not being present or being witness to the rise and well-being of the daughter. This is subject to the fact that we are assuming that the longevity of the mother extends to the time of the spiritual reversal, if at all.
For future propensities in the realm of work, profession and career attainments, one of the prime determinants is the 10th Bhava and the lord thereof when reckoned from Chandra. The reason is that Chandra shows the societal manifestation in the life of the native and the situation of the Moon in the radix shows the emotional and social personality of the native.
In your wife’s chart, the Moon is in Mesha Rashi and the 10th Bhava therefrom is Makar in the 6th Bhava from the Lagna. This itself means that the Kubera of the chart, Budh is occupying a Dusthana as referred to hereinabove and that too in retrogression, so triple the delay and the effort in the actualisation of dreams in the working life can be legitimately expected. The lord of the Bhava in question is Shani and this Graha is placed in the 11th Bhava from the Lagna which while ruling out actual poverty promises only trouble unless the nature of the visible and manifest life is turned around with the power of the spirit when the same Graha will permit heavy expenditure on the help and mass supporters, which event itself points at the possibility of comfortable financial realities in the offing, albeit with heavy conditionality.
She will like to talk a lot about the trials in her personal life and the domestic situation as Budh is placed in the Moksha Trikona from the Paka Lagna where the Lagna Lord of the Rashi Chakra is posited. This will obviously be tainted with depression and malefic overtones due to the fact that the voluble Mercury is placed in the Saturnine Capricorn. But she will display real venom and inflexibility when the matters of finance are broached with her due to the Rashi Drishti of two great malefics on the 2nd Bhava from the Lagna Lord. She has received the same treatment in these matters from the people she has interacted with regarding finance, daily work and skills in the working arena as the same Grahas aspect the mutable and dual Kanya in the 2nd from the Paka Lagna Saptama which is the Lagna itself. Her interaction with the others is primarily about herself.
Job availability will come in an utterly inexplicable way due to the placement of Ketu in the 4th Bhava from Surya, the latter being the giver of all work in this world. And when this happens she will find foreigners working for her as Rahu is in the 10th Bhava from Surya. These are advanced principles and you will need to ponder the same as they might appear disconcerting at first.
It matters little whether the next spouse will be headless or spiritual because she must become spiritual and these consequences will flow. In charts like these, and please note this carefully, there is very little chance of a remarriage at all.
The possibilities given above regarding the second marriage must be viewed in that context. I shall explain the interplay of these two findings and dicta. When the nodes indicate the termination of marriage, according to Jaimini Sutra they are difficult to cross over so as to enable the Jatak to reach the next spouse. However in this case, Ketu lords the 2nd Bhava from the first Upapada Lagna and so will aid the crossing despite indicating the difficulty therein due to the placement of Rahu there in Ayush debility. Ketu is interested in bringing the second spouse; however Ketu will do so only to extend the lineage of the second spouse in accord with the dictum ‘Ketu Kulastim Vardhanam’. And Ketu poses a precondition of genuine spirituality which cannot be bothered with ritual etc or conformity but must be deep within the Sadhak whether anyone without knows of it or not.
In this light only should you consider the happening or the non-happening of the second marriage of your ex-spouse.
The Navamsha Chakra shows an orthodox first spouse with Shani in the 7th Bhava though maybe also a degree of coldness in the personal relations. The 2nd Bhava from the Lagna shows the 2nd marriage in the Navamsha Chakra and Rahu’s presence here in the sign of Tula further lends strengths to some of the interpretations in the Rashi Chakra.
In your wife’s chart, both the Dwisaptati Sama Dasha and the Vimshottari Dasha apply as the Lagna Lord is in the 7th Bhava and the Chandra Graha is in the 9th Bhava and in the latter case the Vimshottari Dasha is said to give accurate timing of events.
Dwisaptati Sama dasha (applicable if Lagna lord is in 7th or 7th lord is in Lagna):
Maha Dasas:
Mars: 1974-05-13 - 1983-05-13
Merc: 1983-05-13 - 1992-05-12
Jup: 1992-05-12 - 2001-05-13
Ven: 2001-05-13 - 2010-05-13
Sat: 2010-05-13 - 2019-05-13
Rah: 2019-05-13 - 2028-05-12
Sun: 2028-05-12 - 2037-05-13
Moon: 2037-05-13 - 2046-05-13
Vimshottari Dasha (started from Moon):
Maha Dashas:
Ven: 1973-06-04 - 1993-06-04
Sun: 1993-06-04 - 1999-06-05
Moon: 1999-06-05 - 2009-06-05
Mars: 2009-06-05 - 2016-06-04
Rah: 2016-06-04 - 2034-06-05
Jup: 2034-06-05 - 2050-06-05
Sat: 2050-06-05 - 2069-06-05
Merc: 2069-06-05 - 2086-06-05
Ket: 2086-06-05 - 2093-06-05
The Dwisaptati Sama Dasha shows the Maha Dasha of Shukra Graha running and since this is joined the malefic Surya it will give the results of the inner most desires of the native coming to the fore. Whatever she wants in life, she will exhibit in this phase.
The next Dasha in the Vimshottari Dasha sequence after Moon culminates is that of Mangal which is placed in the Bhava of the future. The only thing she can do to improve and relieve this facet is to shift this Mangal to the 6th rather than the 8th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna, since the position from the Lagna is the Satya and cannot change; it is only in the realm of Maya that flux can operate.
The Dasham Bhava in the Navamsha Chakra shows an absence of great fluctuation in wealth. If it is at low ebb it shall continue that way and form a phase; if it rises high it shall stay there and form a phase.
The 2nd Bhava of the Navamsha Chakra shows the Bhagya or subtle destiny content in work. Rahu in Tula, which coincides with the 3rd Bhava and the Upapada Lagna in the Rashi Chakra using the Navamsha Tulya Rashi technique, shows that the first marriage will be crucial in opening the subtle Karmic channels of working life and communication and short travel in likely to happen. Short travel could be subsequent to crossing the oceans and then travelling short distances.
The like evaluation of the gains in life shown by the Surya-Mangal yuti in the 3rd Bhava in the Navamsha Chakra can also be evaluated in the same way where the 4th Bhava holding Vrishchik Rashi in the Rashi Chakra becomes crucial with Rahu there, disrupting peace at home in the native land to open up these avenues in foreign lands.
All these possibilities of dramatic changes are fortified also by a study of the Chara Karaka in the charts. Firstly, there is a Chara Karaka replacement between the Atmakaraka and the Amatyakaraka showing a radical transformation in the personality. The 5th and 8th Lord Guru is the Atmakaraka for the chart and in Kumbha Rashi it is akin to exaltation and at some point she would have been taught the need to respect the traditional values and the importance to adhere to the same. With marriage or with serious relationships, the bent of mind towards fashion and aesthetics in work shown by Venus as the Amatyakaraka waned and her nature became Venusian and sense oriented. This is the time when all these deviant incidents have come to light and she has demonstrated that her soul is attuned to Venusian desire as shown by the positing of the Graha in the 7th Bhava as the Naisargika Karaka for the same.
The Pitrikaraka and the Putrakaraka also undergo a replacement as taught by Parashara in the Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra. Mercury will replace Rahu as the Pitrikaraka and the slot of Putrakaraka will be taken up by Guru. Even in the first replacement, the role of the Amatyakaraka will be taken up by Guru. This shows again that the sage world of Jupiter is needed to be embraced in order to emerge from the troubles and problems.
The Dashamsha Chakra should also be referred to in this regard. But before that it should also be seen that Shani is transiting the Lagna at the moment and the Batuk Bhairava Mantra will help in safeguarding the health. It also aspects the 10th Bhava and the Arudha Lagna therein, with Graha Drishti from the Lagna, and forms Kantak Shani, taking away the will to work.
The Batuk Bhairava Mantra is:
‘Om Bam Batukaya Apdudhharanaya
Kuru Kuru Batukaya Bam Om Namah Shivaya’
This Mantra should be chanted 108 times daily to mitigate the effects of the Vata and depression caused by the Gochar of Shani.
For the Kantak Shani also the Sri Rudra Chamakam is the remedy but one feels that in this chart, the remedy is will especially in the absence of Graha Shrapa etc and she should work on the practical lines given in the instant Analysis.
In the Dashamsha Chakra also the 7th Bhava of service is stronger than the 6th as the 6th Lord itself is placed in the 7th which is Maraka to the 6th Bhava, Independent enterprise is stronger in this Varga Chakra. Shashi-Mangal Yoga in the 7th Bhava is a pointer to the possibility of wealth in work but sometimes indicates dabbling with less than the most legal works. Consulting could be one avenue and Mars and Moon here could show working with the masses and the people at large maybe in residential real estate. The 10th Bhava has the Lagna Lord Rahu with Guru and Shukra two Brahmin Grahas again showing consulting in a technical/ Martian setting. Rahu is also the co-lord of the Lagna in the 10th Bhava while Shukra is the Yogakaraka so once the adverse Yogas in the Rashi Chakra qua the Arudha Lagna and the Chara Karaka replacement have had their say and she turns a new leaf, these prospects are likely to have greater say.
This Analysis has been structured keeping in view the intricacies and complexities of the horoscope and must be read and used in that light keeping the overall circumstances in mind.
Best wishes,
Anurag Sharma.


In November, 2009, Rahu & Ketu, the North and South Nodes of the Moon respectively have changed signs. Rahu has moved from Makar/ Capricorn to Dhanu/ Sagittarius while Ketu has moved from Karka/ Cancer to Mithun/ Gemini.
On December 19, 2009, Guru/ Jupiter has moved from Makar/ Capricorn to Kumbha/ Aquarius.

The Nodal transits are conspicuous because the nodes indicate deep Karmic desires and also because the transit lasts for 18 months. It represents a Karmic shift.
The transit of Guru is important as it is the greatest benefic in the zodiac and indicates the presence of divinity/ God in any given horoscope. It shows the protection that may come to the person unconditionally and also blessings, divine grace, wealth, health, perspective and all good things governed by the great Graha.
It is also important to note that for quite some time prior to this transit Jupiter was perhaps at its weakest being Neecha/ debilitated in Makar Rashi and furthermore being in the devastatingly adverse Guru Chandala Yoga caused by the conjunction/ Yuti of Rahu and Guru in the sign of the debilitation of Jupiter.

This could have had myriad ramifications. Firstly, Tamas would overpower Sattwa as Makar is ruled by the Tamasic Shani and it debilitates the great benefic. Also, Rahu is a Tamo Guna Graha and its junction with Guru spells doom for morality, ethics and value systems ruled by the Graha. Save for exceptional nativities, where precipitation of such adversity comes as yet another instance of Godly illumination, such a transit can be very troublesome for most people. Just as the Yogas break, there are chances of good returning and prevailing. This has been found to be the immediate experience in some nativities where Guru Mahadasha is running and the Graha is promising experience and notable occurrences.

‘Shanivad Rahu’. This dictum indicates that Rahu acts like Saturn/ Shani and is its higher octave. We must be careful that we do not look at Grahas as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ at an extremely fundamental level; this is stated with full awareness of the fact that the natural malefics have intense qualities and natural benefics have pleasurable qualities. What is meant is this: without Rahu, the world could not have had foreign countries as they exist and the concept of foreigners, one could not have had people far removed in belief systems, one could not have had the planning and scheming and power machinations that exist in the world, and so on and so forth. Rahu is a part of the cosmic plan of creation and existence.

This discussion above has a direct relevance to the transit of Rahu. Rahu was in the Saturnine Capricorn where it was comfortable and was very strong. It is good for planets to be strong, even malefics, and this has been clarified in the Prashna Marga. This dictum has to be modified based on the placements of the planets in the radix. For example, debilitated malefics in the quadrants/ Kendra from the Lagna/ Ascendant give Rajayoga.

Strong Rahu was hitherto joined a weak Jupiter in Makar Rashi where the former was strong due to the placement in the sign of Saturn while Jupiter was weak due to being in debilitation. Financial scams and bungling, moral and ethical disasters and the crumbling of value systems have been some of the effects of the former junction of the two planets in Capricorn. The interesting bit is that both Graha constituents have now moved out from that sign and therefore it is clear that things are likely to be quite different now from what they were.

In the worst cases, the Guru Chandala Yoga can indicate loss of life. In Capricorn, this can come through work and also depends on the house coinciding with the Rashi. As indicated in a previous paper on the subject of transits, Jupiter in its greatest strength can exclude some of the more deviant streams of life altogether.
This for nativities in general is an excellent thing for deviance and non-conformism need not be qualities, avenues and modes of living that need to necessarily be undertaken. However, for some people, this kind of transit can be an eye-opener as they can discover and decipher propensities in themselves, ‘aided’ by such a transit which otherwise may or may not have come.

The most important result of this present transit is therefore this: for those who have suffered greatly due to the Gochar Guru Chandala Yoga and the debility of Guru, the latter Graha being Mahadasha lord in some conditional Dasha scheme advocated by Parashara, such as Vimshottari Dasha or Dwisaptati Sama Dasha etc, the suffering is a matter of the past. Even for others who ventured into experience otherwise quite alien to their lives, would return from that place with the scales having fallen off their eyes: goodness and value are good and valuable. This may appear axiomatic and tautological but its true import can only emerge when the mind is refurnished by the strength of actual experience.

Discerning readers might wish to make a note of the following if it appears meritorious to their minds. This is a distillate of this writer’s experience and inference in this context:

Now, ethics can tend to be a difficult area. One extreme view can be to adhere rigidly to the ethical tenets of one’s religious texts, which would have to be to the exclusion of any opposite or contradictory tenet propounded b another religion: this would lead to extremism and intolerance; further even to arrive at that undesirable end, one would have to sate the logical pre-requisite of one, familiarity with all that body of literature has to offer, and two, to surmount factual and other discontinuities in that body of work and belief itself. Another could be a general agnosticism of not knowing this way or that. And so on and so forth. In other words, thinking will present options which might point to ethics being rather timidly contingent on Desh, Kala and Patra.

This writer is quite comfortable with the idea that Guru/ Jupiter governs the ethics and value systems in life and to that effect is the Naisargika Karaka/ Natural Significator for the same. By extension, the peculiarities of Jupiter in the radix could be said to define, at least broadly, the ethical framework of the native in the given lifetime. Some direction should also be derived from the Varga Chakra/ divisional charts, especially the Navamsha Chakra and the Shashthyamsha Chakra in this context.

Now, in the context of the preceding Gochar and this the instant transit, if at all in the native’s mind there exists doubt and confusion either as to the very events that might have transpired during the subsistence of the Guru Chandala Yoga or the manner in which such events, if at all, might have been perceived, or the mindset of the native himself qua the events and his participation therein, then that time and the status in the context of such events post the Gochar of the nodes and Guru has to be studied. There is every probability that the former would have been ethical deviation as appropriate for the native (Dharma) while the latter would be individual Dharmic conformity; these indications would be especially strong if the planet Jupiter is the Mahadasha lord in the Vimshottari Dasha scheme or in some other applicable Mahadasha sequence.

This is a trifle complex because the area of individual ethics, which while not have exact correspondence with Dharma, would certainly map to a part of it, is complex.
In other words, for those who might have trouble deciding what is right for them and what is wrong, this is a far superior time for that decision or study. The immediate past can be evaluated in this context as well.

But then one must have the clarity for instance to spot and evaluate for instance triggering impacts in relevant Arudha Padas, say, the Darapada/ A7 on the one hand and then also view the Guru Chandala Yoga and the hitherto Neecha Avastha of Guru; distinguishing between the two and their results is also important.

Before we should proceed further it might be pertinent to record that Rahu is now debilitated in Dhanu/ Sagittarius while Guru is akin to its exaltation in Karka/ Cancer while being in Kumbha/ Aquarius.
In transit the debility of any planet is not desirable. The higher functions of Rahu will suffer and there may be some diabolical events that might come to pass especially relating to places of worship and places where spiritual and religious discourse is given. If we judge from the Lagna of the Kalapurusha then Rahu is also in the 9th House Antardasha thus in its Marana Karaka Sthana. There may be some gross deficiency in religious discourse itself, designed for some ulterior purposes.
Guru on the other hand has come out of gross affliction and is the greatest benefic in the zodiac. Its power is in wealth, Jnana and benevolence. Since there is no association of Rahu with Guru any longer, those governed by Guru shall be strong and comfortable in their undertakings and work and shall prove to be a great counter to the working of devious and damaging forces. Kumbha is extremely broad based. It governs democracy and the interesting thing is that it is co-lorded by Rahu itself. Therefore the damage that accrues due to Rahu’s Gochar debility is offset to say the least by the occupation of the Rashi by Guru. The poison of the sign will be quelled by the benefic grace of the Preceptor of the Gods.


We also have to note that there occurs a Gochar Parivartana between Guru and Rahu as Guru is posited in Kumbha co-lorded by Rahu and Rahu is posited in Dhanu which is lorded by Guru and also happens to be the Moolatrikona Rashi of the Graha.
In Sambandha/ relationships, Parivartana is the strongest Yoga and the broad tendency which ought to be recognised is that the damage of the debility of Rahu is going to be controlled by Guru, also because due to the sign exchange Guru will give results as if it were posited in its own/ Moolatrikona Rashi of Dhanu. Yet, that is not the astronomical reality. In sum therefore, it will be a situation where democratic realities and illumination will give way to functional religious insights and ethical pronouncements with a utilitarian element to them as Guru functions as in office while in Dhanu.

One is writing down some thoughts and observations for each sign of the zodiac as to what these sidereal transits would mean for them:

MESHA/ ARIES: For this sign/ Rashi, Makar is the 10th House and Rahu is the co-lord of the 11th Bhava. Having been in the 10th Bhava which is an Upachaya or Bhava of growth, Rahu may be considered well placed. As a natural malefic in the Upachaya it will be better than at certain other locations in the Rashi Chakra. One could say for instance that willed action in Karma and ambitious projects designed to make one shine could have been given shape and effect. The problem, however, is that Guru being the 9th and 12th Lord was debilitated and deeply afflicted in the Guru Chandala Yoga.

This could have had several ramifications. One could have discarded values for power hunting and glory, putting aside sage advice from father/ father figures, bosses and elders, doing away with Dharmic injunctions.This could have also made for events that involved deceit and less than the whole truth; whether one is the perpetrator or the one suffering these would depend on the natal chart and the Mahadasha/ Antardasha sequence etc.

For this sign the transit of Rahu through the 9th House is not favourable for the reasons stated above in the Note. With Guru in the 11th House the sources of income and the activities related thereto will show a marked improvement also because Guru is the Naisargika Karaka/ Natural Significator for wealth. As for the Arudha Padas Gochar, one needs to see which Arudha Padas rise in Kumbha Rashi and the transit of Guru atop these shall make them flourish.

As for Rahu, the Arudha Padas in Dhanu can be adversely influenced for the reason that Rahu is inimical to the Moon/ Chandra, the Karaka for the socio-financial Arudha Padas.

If Mesha happens to be the Arudha Lagna itself in the Rashi Chakra, or the functional Arudha Lagna, then Rahu while damaging the Arudha Padas in Dhanu Rashi itself will crown the native during these 18 months as it only has a head and it is the head that wears the crown. The reason is not far to seek: the 9th Bhava is a Tamas Bhava when reckoned from the Arudha Lagna as the Bhavas from the Arudha Lagna succeed each other in the following sequence: Rajas, Sattwa and Tamas in groups of three houses each.Rahu being a Graha with Tamas Guna flourishes in the Tamasic 9th from the Arudha Lagna.

The 11th Bhava from Mesha is Kumbha and if the Arudha Lagna reference is continued then Guru in transit in the 11th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna is highly auspicious because t is a Sattwic planet in a Sattwic Bhava; even otherwise any Graha in the 11th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna yields material benefits.

VRISHABH/ TAURUS: Let us start with the sign as the Chandra Rashi. If anyone has their natal Moon in sidereal Taurus then it is a positive time for career and work because Guru is transiting in Kumbha which happens to be the 10th Bhava from Vrishabh. Now the thing about the 10th Bhava from the Moon is that it indicates the social fortune coming in the professional realm. It is the social support of the person in work. With Jupiter transiting this place, some social support may come in work. In some nativities, the 10th Bhava or lord or several such determinants may be afflicted in the radix. What then happens is that society is not in readiness as far as support to the person in work goes. Such people are always battling and craving support of others around them. This may not be a childish craving but just the recognition of a lack in their lives in this direction. In some cases, such persons may otherwise be extremely talented and the lack of support from the social surrounds can be all the more biting for that reason.

Some other reasons for some nativities with the experiences as aforesaid could be due to the occupation of Saturnine signs by Rahu, especially Makar/ Capricorn and simultaneously aspecting the functional Arudha Lagna by Rashi Drishti. Makar being the 10th House of the natural zodiac, this impacts work and wherever Rahu is placed, the protection is gone. With the Rashi Drishti/ sign aspect to the Arudha Lagna an image is created in the minds of the people where the work of the native is viewed with suspicion, while the reality may be exactly to the contrary. Such are the workings of Rahu.

Thus for those with any such combinations as described above, and for all natives with Vrishabh Chandra Rashi, the presence of Jupiter for 13 months or so would be an excellent feature. Fortune from society in the professional arena will be forthcoming. It can be considered akin to a transit Amala Yoga. Also if the Chandra Rashi is substituted with the Uday Lagna then the ability to perform work in whatever area one is engaged in will undergo a change for the better. Application of the self in Karma will be authentic and purer.

Now, as for the 10th Bhava from the Vrishabh Arudha Lagna, it is a Rajasic Bhava where creation occurs and ideally Rajasic Grahas work best here but Jupiter will also give positive results after some initial exposure of weaknesses in Karma.

Now the nodal transit from the Vrishabh Rashi tells a different story altogether. The co-lord of the 10th House, Rahu has become debilitated in the 8th House. Unless the native is engaged in speculation, research or occult, sudden setbacks are quite a possibility. The way to read the two transits together is that while the native himself may prosper, there may be some setback to the top bosses in the organisation or the organisational structure may go through an overhaul and revamp which is not unlikely even in the current economic scenario. Thus, one of the signs which would see a major impact of such market trends would be Taurus Moon people.

MITHUN/ GEMINI: At this time a debilitated Ketu is transiting the sign with Rahu in the 7th Bhava therefrom. For mutable/ dual signs, the 7th Bhava is the Badhak Rashi/ sign of obstruction. Rahu is also debilitated in Dhanu. This is altogether not a good situation and is saved only by the transit exchange referred to earlier in the Note on Gochar Parivartana. This may make for some mistakes in relationships and some lifestyle issues as Ketu, the co-lord of the 6th House is debilitated in the Lagna and also the other co-lord Mars also happens to be in debility at the time of writing this paper.

It can mean a fall in Dharma which will be surmounted. There is a quite mysterious exchange between Jupiter and Rahu. The planets are completely opposed to each other in every respect and therefore for them to change roles like this and to undertake to do the other’s bidding cannot be simple or easy. If the transit is ‘changed’ due to the Parivartana, we come to a healthy situation where Rahu comes to its own sign Kumbha and Jupiter goes to its own/ Moolatrikona Dhanu. From a breach of convention will result a high and elevated adherence to deep, innocent spiritual truth and love.

The same situation subsists with greater intensity for those who have Mithun Arudha Lagna since Ketu and Rahu occupy the Arudha Lagna and the 7th therefrom in transit. Ketu rules mistakes and in debility it can make for mistakes that people might retain in their memories. This should be noted as this may make a difference to wide perception at the level of social image, especially if such Karma is supported or visible from other factors in the natal horoscope. However, for such people unless there is something otherwise onerous in the horoscope, they will face this discomfort only partly till Guru gets accustomed to the Tamas of the 9th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna and begins to give positive results. In common-speak this would translate to mean that even the rather challenging developments at the personal front, or in social emergence will lead to a bolstering of the image in the world when all is said and done.

KARKA/ CANCER: For Karka Rashi, the preceding transit of the Guru Chandala Yoga was in the 7th House. Rahu is particularly adverse for Karka Lagna as it lords the 8th Bhava from the Lagna and with the 6th Lord Guru debilitated in the 7th House with Rahu, some really stressful events may have come to pass in the area of marriage, relationships, sex and intimacy. Readers will appreciate that while the 6th Bhava from the Lagna lords celibacy on the one hand and adversity on the other, it is also the 12th Bhava of dissipation when reckoned from the 7th Bhava. Thus for Jupiter to be placed in the 7th House in dire affliction, can be very adverse for marital and other relationships, including business partnerships.

As for Rahu it actually rules the cessation of the first marital alliance as it is the lord of the Maraka 2nd Bhava from the 7th House. Its gross placement with Guru in the Guru Chandala Yoga in the 7th House could have ended relationships or marriage if such an outcome was visible from a study of the relevant Upapada Lagna and the Navamsha Chakra in the nativity. These influences would have been all the more likely if either of Guru or Rahu or both were ruling the Mahadasha or the Antardasha level in the applicable conditional Nakshatra Dasha or the Vimshottari Dasha sequence.

It is too open ended a situation for the Karka Lagna due to the dubious lordship of the two planets involved but after the transit change the planets are better placed. Occult practitioners will be aided but luck may elude the Karka Lagna folks in some matters if such indications are reiterated from the horoscope and the Arudha Lagna placements.
For those with Cancer Arudha Lagna, at the material level it is a twin bounty as the malefic Rahu is in the 6th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna. This is a good transit as far as competitive matters relating to wealth generation go. The 3rd and 6th Houses from the Arudha Lagna are considered quite important in this respect and the placement of malefics there is conducive to Rajayoga. Likewise, the 8th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna is governed by the Sattwa Guna of sustenance and the Sattwic Guru does well here. Inheritances, loans, results of speculation and esoteric arts will emerge into focus.

SIMHA/ LEO: For this sign, the preceding Gochar was interesting to say the least. For those running the Guru Mahadasha these results might have been quite interesting especially if Jupiter is placed so as to yield notable results during the period of its Mahadasha. Rahu is the 7th Lord of the chart with Simha Lagna rising and thus governs personal interaction with others to a degree, the other major determinant being Saturn. Saturn is in Virgo/ Kanya in the 2nd Bhava from the Lagna and Rahu as the 7th Lord was in the 6th Bhava from the Lagna till it moved by changing signs. Personal interaction was mired in dissipation and due to the occurrence of the Guru Chandala Yoga in the 6th House there is likely to have been an element of deceit and cheating in such personal interaction if the same was new and commenced during the transit.

For some people, with Jupiter as the 5th Lord of thinking and Mantra, its debility was particularly galling as too its affliction in the Guru Chandala Yoga. Furthermore, Mantra or the deep values associated with Guru could have fallen in such times. For those unsure about ethical systems to begin with can safely consider the recent past as a deviation from the ethics earmarked for them and may as a corollary consider the events that shall come now as being closer to the ethics they are meant to follow. All this becomes notable if Guru is the lord of the Mahadasha or the Antardasha in the applicable Nakshatra Dasha.

Though Shani has now moved to Kanya, it was in Simha Rashi and therefore for people with Simha/ Leo Lagna/ Ascendant rising in the Rashi Chakra, this has been a time for battling negativities of various sorts. At such times, excessive consumption of alcohol and other stimulants, negative thinking, depression and overall despondency can seize the mind. Coupled with this the 6th House of Shad Ripu and vices was also populated with the Guru Chandala Yoga and Guru in debility. Kama without social or ethical approval and other vices could have beset the natives with this Lagna rising.
Now, the situation is likely to be quite different. With Saturn having moved out of its Marana Karaka Sthana location in the Lagna and to the 2nd House the negative thinking can let up a bit. Also now the 6th House is rid of the Guru Chandala Yoga and therefore the lifestyle choices that may have troubled the natives with this sign rising in the Lagna will now be a thing of the past unless major parts of the personality otherwise; for such people this is a good time to live healthier.
Irrespective of signs, as stated above in this paper, Guru signifies and governs the value system of the native. At the time this segment of the paper is being written, Guru is joined the Moon in Aquarius forming the auspicious Gajakesari Yoga. This clarifies the values that ought to be perceived as proper and laudable, at least for a certain type of individual. Specifically for those with Simha dominant in the Lagna, the 7th House of personal interaction is purified. The Parivartana between Guru and Rahu is highly intriguing because the exchange involves the 5th and the 7th Bhavas. Fascination and relationships have a deep connection. It will depend on each nativity and its specific features as to what this might mean and entail. But the attitude of the native will be good due to the placement of Guru in the 7th and even if Rahu is taken to be in the 7th in terms of the effect, it would still be strong in its own sign.

For some this could expand horizons with illumination but this will be an exception. Others may need to be careful about their values being compromised and should not look for support answers when they instinctively know something is wrong for them.
Jupiter transiting the 7th House is auspicious and it is relates to the 2nd Bhava or lord when reckoned from the relevant functional Upapada Lagna in the Rashi Chakra then it may create auspiciousness and attraction for a marital alliance. For those having Simha as the Arudha Lagna the Dwara/ doorway becomes blessed with the great and divine presence of Dev Guru Brihaspati and people may be able to give better effect to their emergence in the societal world.

KANYA/ VIRGO: As far as this sign of zodiac goes, somewhat like Simha, if the natal Moon happens to be posited here, then the Gochar of Shani in the Chandra Rashi constitutes the Sade-Sati. There are other papers at this website dealing with and explaining this for the various signs and the reader would be well-advised to refer to the same if thought desirable. For Kanya Rashi, Shani happens to be transiting the Moon sign itself. For people with high Saturnine influences in the natal horoscope, the Sade-Sati is only more of the same, rather than being something entirely novel. Nevertheless, one can never legitimately overlook Saturn embodying the Papa-Purusha within us and carrying the burden of our sins waiting to unload it at the opportune moment.

If Shani is causative of Rajayoga, then the Sade-Sati can strengthen those indications; however, the stress and anxiety to the mind subsists. If Kanya happens to be the Lagna, even then the Kantak Shani Gochar is formed and Vata Dosha, depression and health issues may crop up. In either case, if living exhibits signs of stress then suitable remedial measures should be received and practiced.
As far as the nodal transit and the transit of Jupiter go, Kanya Lagna is not overly benefitted. If there is Kapata Yoga in the natal chart which threatens deceit and cheating at the hands of another, then the Gochar of Rahu in debility in the 4th House from the Lagna can aid its triggering.Jupiter as the 7th Lord from the Lagna in the 6th House in exchange with the debilitated 6th Lord Rahu can cause some unpleasant occurrences in marital or personal life. At the risk of repetition, it has to be stated that transits will only deliver what is promised in the natal horoscope. Adversity in transit cannot precipitate factual adversity if the same is not indicated by a thorough examination of he radix including the Varga Chakra/ divisional charts. Exactly the same holds true for positive and auspicious events precipitated by good Gochar of Grahas.

Even for the Arudha Lagna in Kanya it is not an outright positive transit as the malefic Rahu being of Tamo Guna transits the Rajasic 4th Bhava and Guru as the greatest natural benefic transits the 6th from the Arudha Lagna.

TULA/ LIBRA: For Tula Lagna, Guru is transiting the 5th Bhava from the Lagna and for those who are running Guru Mahadasha or Antardasha this will be a time of clarity in thought and if Guru is well-placed in the Rashi Chakra then it could bring about some fortunate events. Much would depend on the Arudha Padas stationed in natal Kumbha as also the natal Arudha Padas associated with Guru especially if the Guru Mahadasha/ Antardasha is running for the horoscope.

For such natives some intermittent work in the nature of agreements or contractual engagements might also come because the co-lord of the 5th House is in the 3rd Bhava. This transit is less personal than the quite adverse Guru Chandala Yoga in the 4th Bhava from the Lagna with Guru in debility that subsisted till recently. This preceding transit would have fostered unrest in the heart and at home and would have led to a certain lack of peace within.

The Gochar is crisper and more definite from the Tula Arudha Lagna as the malefic Rahu is in the 3rd Bhava and Guru is strong in the 5th. There may be increased recognition for one’s skills and if Rahu is strong in the Gochar Navamsha then Rajayoga will occur. Otherwise the native may exhibit an element of disinterest in material pursuits at other times when Rahu is not strong in the Navamsha Chakra in transit. These effects shall be more noticeable if Rahu is the lord of the Mahadasha/ Antardasha for the horoscope at this time.

VRISHCHIK/ SCORPIO: For this Lagna, Rahu happens to be the 4th Lord debilitated in the 2nd House and the 2nd Lord Guru has gone to the 4th. Linkages between immovable property and movable assets are established. Guru is a great functional benefic for the Lagna being the 2nd and the 5th Lord and will thus bring great peace to the heart if the stronger of Mars and Ketu on the one hand, and the Moon on the other happen to be well placed in the radix. For those interested in academic and/ or knowledge, formal and informal systems of study they ought to wait for a better Gochar because the Argala Chakra or influence and intervention indicates Papa Argala arriving at the 4th Bhava from the Lagna from the 2nd Bhava from the Lagna through the 11th Bhava Labh Argala: the debilitated Rahu will not prove to be gainful to at least esoteric systems of knowledge for this Lagna.

Rahu is quite opposed to Guru and pronouncements of knowledge or expositions related thereto. Its Argala cannot lead to authoritative and pure expositions. Usually the linkages between the 4th, 11th and 2nd Bhavas and their lords, creates the tremendous Parijata Yoga, which is akin to a wish-fulfilling Yoga. This is based on the principle of Pradhana and Samanya Argala and can be used in the D-24 Varga Chakra/ Siddhamsha Chakra as well. However, the 11th Bhava from the 4th being the Phala or result of the education taken in the 4th Bhava is currently occupied in Parivartana with Guru in the 4th itself and can leave some real lapses in the ingestion and proper giving of knowledge. For the Vrishchik Arudha Lagna also this is a mixed transit because the Gochar of the nodes in the 2nd and 8th Bhavas from the Arudha Lagna is causative of the Kemadruma Yoga leading to financial stresses and those days where the Gochar Chandra aspects the nodes with Rashi Drishti should be watched carefully and financial extravagance may not be indulged in.

DHANU/ SAGITTARIUS: The 3rd Bhava from the Lagna is a Trika Bhava and is considered adverse and troublesome. Let us begin with the Rashi as the Lagna. The co-lord of the 3rd Bhava is Rahu and is Neecha/ debilitated in the Lagna in Gochar. Effort will not be required any more in areas where monumental effort has not been able to accomplish much in the past. This is especially so because the lord of Dhanu Rashi is akin to exaltation in the Gochar. The only check would be to be wary of possible deceit and betrayal due to the Parivartana Yoga between Rahu and Guru in the Gochar, unless the same is offset by visiting foreign lands often; these are governed by Rahu and take the sting of the Graha away, appeasing its Naisargika Karakattwa/ Natural Significations of foreigners and foreign lands.
Due to the Parivartana between the Lagna Lord and the 3rd Lord, there can be effective short communication and travels during the subsistence of the transit.
The natives with the Dhanu Arudha Lagna and Uday Lagna should not confuse their comparative inner peace with disinterest. Sometimes one does not have to strive breathlessly in order for fortune to accrue. In the radix this is important to understand the distinction between the Parakrama Yoga and Bhagya Yoga. When there is a malefic in the 3rd, fortune comes, but after strife. This is also the basis for the Vishesha Argala from the 3rd Bhava from any reference point, be it Graha, Bhava or Arudha Pada or Vishesha Lagna. On the other hand when there is a benefic in the 3rd, fated events are easy and favourable due to the Graha Drishti and/ or Rashi Drishti of the benefic to the 9th Bhava from the Lagna, which is the Bhagya Sthana. Therefore this is a time for easier luck as far as Dhanu natives are concerned.
For the Dhanu Chandra Rashi fortune in the professional realm will not come easy due to the Gochar of Shani in the 10th Bhava and sourcing of things might not be easy. This forms Kantak Shani and if this repeats from other junctions then the other benefits of the Gochar at this time should be maximised by appeasing Gochar Shani through the appropriate remedial measures. at the same time, if Shani happens to be in Dusthana from the reference, especially the 6th then it would have Amrita Drishti and depending on the reference in question would infuse a lot of resilience and spirit in the person.

In North India, when a part of the Satyanarayan Katha ends, the Pandit exclaims, 'With this ends the such and such part of the Satyanarayan Katha' and with that everybody feels at liberty to change posture and stretch stiff limbs; likewise, with this ends the description for Dhanu Rashi as far as the transit in question goes!

MAKAR/ CAPRICORN: For Makar, if the Lagna happens to be rising in the Dasha Pravesha Chakra, cast at the time of the commencement of the Padakrama Dasha, then there can be some adversity due to the debilitated nodes in the 6-12 axis. For Makar Lagna also it is an ordinary transit and for the Makar Arudha Lagna, the expenditure may be on questionable items during this Gochar as Neecha Rahu tenants the 12th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna. It’s going to be a question of pushes and pulls in quite opposite directions due to the Argala and Virodha Argala of Guru and Rahu from the 2nd and the 12th respectively. Guru is stronger and thus finally sage and eternal understanding will prevail.

KUMBHA/ AQUARIUS: This is a favourable Gochar for Kumbha Rashi as Guru lording the 2nd and 11th Bhavas rules wealth and gains and is transiting the Rashi. Rahu is debilitated in the 11th House which is also a positive as it is a malefic in the Upachaya. This aids the fulfilment of material desires. Considering the Kumbha Arudha Lagna, the Gochar of Guru through the Rajasic Lagna Bhava of creation, while not ideal, is still quite positive. For the Rashi and Arudha Lagna, much would depend upon the Gochar subsisting from the Lagna.

MEENA/ PISCES: For this Rashi, the lord of Meena is transiting the 12th therefrom and this is not the best transit although it can aid meditation and surrender. The house of the Guru/ Ashram will be visited more often since the 12th is 4th from the 9th House of the Guru. This does not appear to be an easy time for progress in worldly matters since Rahu transits the 10th House in debility. If the Rashi Chakra supports it, this may bring so much focus onto the zenith of the chart, that eventually it would lead to Rajayoga.
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