Monday, July 11, 2011

The Bomb Blast at the Delhi High Court: A Vedic Astrology Perspective

Delhi High Court was assailed by a massive bomb blast leading to the loss of many lives and many injuries. This occurred at 10:17 AM on 7.9.2011 (7th September, 2011).

A Jyotish perspective follows.

The Rashi Chart for the moment is given below:


It can be seen that Tula Lagna rises with the Lagna Lord and 8th Lord Venus placed in the Badhak Sthana in the 11th House. This is also called the Hara Sthana where Shiva takes away due to excesses being the natural Pada of the 6th House of Danda/ punishment.

There are three planets in the Badhak Sthana including the powerful Badhak Ravi and the Vara Lord Budh.

The Hora lord of the hour at the time was Mangal and Budh and Mangal and Budh are totally opposed to each other.

Budh is placed in Magha Nakshatra ruled by Ketu (terrorist foot soldier) while Ketu is placed in the 8th House (secret operations). Rahu the mastermind is placed in Ayush debility in Vrishchik Rashi/ Scorpio curtailing longevity of the people (Moon).

Chandra/ the Moon is aspected by Rahu and Mangal with Graha Drishti. Mangal is in Bhagya Sthana indicating the law and judiciary, courts and lawyers. It is the worst Graha for the Tula Lagna being the Marakesh.

It is placed in the Rashi of the Vara Lord placed in the Badhak Sthana in the 11th House. The Vara Lord Budh can give its results both during the day as well as in the night.

The Navamsha also indicates the true picture.


Rahu is very strong in the Navamsha in Kumbha and infuses the poison of planning and scheming through the 5th Bhava of the Rashi Chakra. Mangal the Hora Lord is Vargottama, severely impacting the Lagna.

Guru in retrogression is in Simha Amsha acting through the Badhak Sthana showing that the foot soldiers of the terrorists (Ketu) have acted on the command of a diabolical terror-oriented  religious preceptor.

The Badhak Ravi becomes extremely malefic being debilitated in the Navamsha showing fallen Dharma (read erroenous ideas of enlightenment/ release/ pleasing God) and works through the Lagna in Rashi according to the Navamsha Tulya Rashi, giving effects of the debilitated Badhak in the Lagna.

Om Tat Sat

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Bābā Rāmdev and Jyotiśa/ Vedic Astrology/ Baba Ramdev and Jyotisha (Vedic Astrology)

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Baba Ramdev once criticised Jyotish as being an unfounded art or belief system.
One only needs to study the nature of the transit Moon at the time of the fiasco of his ill-advised political initiative.

The transit Moon is eclipsed by Ketu taking away all elements of genuine social connection and compassion. In the Vara Chakra this is the worst type of Yoga with Ketu being the 8th planet from the Moon. This was a campaign with an edge of latent violence (Ketu) and it is a good thing it did not erupt from the masses.
Debilitated Rahu aspects the Moon both with Rashi Drishti (sign aspect) and planetary aspect (Graha Drishti) showing circumstances that indicate fallen political aspirations and machinations (Rahu). It also shows complete calculation and prior planning to influence the masses through the planetary aspect of Rahu to the Moon showing desire to lead the masses in a specific direction.
Saturn (Shani) also aspects the Moon and the nodes with both sign aspect and planetary aspect. There is a lot of impurity while seemingly espousing the cause of the poor and the underprivileged (Shani) as the Graha is in Virgo and this is the entire foundation of the exercise as Shani is retrograde. The poor and the common man pinned their hopes on this political initiative.
Another crucial facet which might not be ignored is the fact that Gemini/ Mithun is the exaltation sign of the planet Rahu which in its most conventionally positive aspects leads to political aspirations and is capable of giving the crown as it pictorially and mythically depicts the head, which bears the crown. The Mithun/ Gemini-Dhanu/ Sagittarius axis has massive significance in Indian polity with nearly each Prime Minister of the country having strong planets in this axis and the deep impact of the political Rahu on the Amatyakaraka (AmK) or other features of the horoscope directly linked to work and Karma.
These are all pointers to the misplaced ambition of the seemingly spiritual-Yogic march to attack corruption.
The police action was prompt and correct as Mars is strong in Aries/ Mesha and was guided by the correct liberal values shown by Shani. The illusion broke once the Moon moved to Cancer/ Karka and everyone went home (Cancer) including the Baba.
Also, justice can begin at home (Karka) and the Graha Drishti of Mars/ Mangal to Cancer/ Karka ensured that the Enforcement Directorate/ ED and other agencies would investigate the tax realities and fund sourcing (Jupiter) of the Baba, the two planets referred to being joined together in the dynamic Aries where the Sun (Dharma) is exalted.

Lunar Eclipse/ Chaṅdra Graḥaṇa (Chandra Grahana) on 15th June, 2011

The Rashi Chart for the Lunar Eclipse on 15th June, 2011 is given below:
The Moon represents the mind and the emotional experiences of the individual. It also represents society and the interaction of people with society. At the level of the individual human being, it shows how we perceive phenomena, how stimuli from the external environment come through to the person and also how the person reacts. The Moon also governs the mother and mental experiences that come from the mother.
The Moon/ Chandra is debilitated at this time in Scorpio/ Vrishchik. This is the 8th sign of the natural zodiac and contains the potential for changes, transformations, difficulties, hidden things, esoteric arts, occult practices and research. The 8th House is the Marana Karaka Sthana for the gentle, impressionable Moon. The 8th House of the natural zodiac, and thus the sign in question, harbours a secretive, intense energy which debilitates the Moon and makes it wilt.
The sign is governed by Ketu and the Moon, ruling the occult and spiritual facets and energy. This sign is capable of great, seething anger and violence due to its malefic nature and lordship. Rahu’s recent entry into this sign infuses the devious and a diabolical into human affairs. There is a lot of scheming and planning going on at this juncture and apart from its debility, the Moon and thus the human mind is seized by the intense Karmic energy of Rahu.
Minds would also be nursing intense secret ambitions at this time.
The Rahu-Moon combination is also aspected by planetary aspect (Graha Drishti) by two other natural malefics, Sun (Ravi) and Mars (Mangal) from Taurus. Venus also aspects the Moon from a position of strength.
It is important for us to watch our emotions at this time as the Moon is under severe pressure and this is an ideal time to transform ourselves and comes to an understanding of our emotional personalities at a deep, internal level. The aspect of Venus forms Rudra Yoga, just as the aspect of Mars also forms the Rudra Yoga. While such combinations are excellent from the viewpoint of wealth, they can trigger health and blood related problems apart from emotional and psychological trauma. If one lives and acts from a place of depth (Scorpio) and appreciates the impact of various energies such as ambitions and negative events impacting life by turn, the allure of beauty and its driving role in life, and the importance of power and leadership (Ravi/ Sun), as well as drive, energy and initiative (Mangal/ Mars), then the Karmic initiation of the lunar eclipse has much to offer us.
Shani/ Saturn also aspects the Moon from its recently acquired direct Motion in Kanya (Virgo). Paper on Direct Motion of Saturn in June, 2011
New beginnings after an eclipse can come enriched with the understanding of wide and varied aspects of life, viewed through the prism of the mind, as evidenced by the influences on the Moon during the eclipse. 

Śani (Shani)/ Saturn Direct from June 13, 2011

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There is speculation about the impact of Shani/ Saturn turning direct.
Saturn/ Shani in Libra/ Tula: A Previous Paper on the Forthcoming Transit of Saturn
Shani is in Kanya Rashi/ Virgo at the present time and this has been a time of churning up of impurities in the masses and mass leaders. This has been heightened and exacerbated due to the retrogression of the planet Saturn in the sign.
A retrograde planet yields its significations with triple the force, impact and efficacy.
In the case of benefic planets, the retrogression hones the internal attributes of the planet to a fine point. If the planet is favourable at the functional level as well, then the impact comes as a series of conventionally positive events in the areas associated with the planet.
Delay still accrues as the phenomenon of retrogression slows things down so that the lessons associated with the planet are learnt well. Such a planet is considered quite strong and has a lot of energy to make effort. Efforts are requisite because matters related to retrograde planets do not manifest easily. Finesse and perfection are required before this happens.
With malefic planets, this strength and delay becomes onerous for obvious reasons. The word ‘relentless’ is a better indicator of how things transpire in such a scenario.
With a malefic planet like Saturn, this translates into trials, tests and overall slowness. Saturn is the dispenser of Karma and shows our weaknesses and lapses. We are punished in the areas we lack so that those lapses are transformed into strengths.

During its period of retrogression, Saturn has examined the conduct of the persons under the scanner by making everything come to a near stand-still. If the lessons are not learnt and if the Karma being felt by a nativity is onerous then the direct motion can be very testing because Saturn (our adverse Karma) will begin to act with greater relative speed.
For others, who are not going through alarming times and the Karma manifesting is not onerous, the direct motion will be much easier and better as a direct malefic, generally speaking is much better than a retrograde one.
If such people in the last stated category faced testing and unusual (Vakra. crooked/ retrograde) experiences in matters related to Saturn during the retrograde motion, then with the direct motion such avenues will show a marked improvement and positive fructification.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

The Transit/ Gochar of Jupiter/ Gurū (Guru) to Aries/ Meṣa (Mesha) on 8th May, 2011

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Jupiter represents divinity in any horoscope and in life provides the healing touch to all areas that it touches, depending on its condition in the horoscope. Even so, Jupiter/ Guru always protects and it is for this reason that its transit/ Gochar also has significance.
If a nativity happens to be running the Mahadasha of the planet Jupiter, then this transit assumes even greater significance. The Mahadasha lord is taken akin to a temporary Lagna in itself and therefore the Gochar of that lord holds great sway as well.
Guru is currently transiting Meena Rashi/ Pisces which is its own sign (home/ Swakshetra) and the pious preceptor of the Gods is very comfortable in the sign of emancipation, release and spirituality. Soon, however, Guru is moving to Mesha Rashi/ Aries on 8th May, 2011. This is ruled by Mangal/ Mars a great friend of Guru and the raw initiative and leadership of Aries is going to be tempered and led by the sage wisdom and perspective of Jupiter. Jupiter also gets the circumstances to guide the goodness and learning through the medium of immediate action and energy and therefore good things have all chances to begin happening.
The chart for the time of transit of Guru in Mesha Rashi is given below:
Guru will join an exalted Ravi and the lord of Aries, Mars/ Mangal when it begins to transit the sign. The Agni Tattwa will be very strong at the time and depending on the chart, this could be an interesting time.
From the Agni Tattwa Rashi of Mesha, Guru will have Graha Drishti or planetary aspect on the fire signs of Simha/ Leo and Dhanu/ Sagittarius as well as the 7th House aspect to Tula/ Libra. The perspective and benefit of Mantra may come to those with the sign Leo/ Simha prominent in their horoscopes.
The 5th House aspect of Guru carries the grace of Poorva Punya with it and this aspect to the Simha Rashi will fortify and bless the matters asociated with Simha Rashi in the horoscope. This aspect gives intelligence and strong remedial measures and if Simha indicates the Putra Bhava in a Rashi Chakra and the other factors support it, this could be the time for a child to come into the world for such people. This would specially be so if Simha Rashi houses the Putra Pada.
Power and position are associated with both Simha Rashi and the 5th House aspect of Guru. Blessings can come as Rajayoga in the realm of power, status and authority.
The 7th House aspect of Guru is not a special aspect but will bless Tula/ Libra with fortunate personal interaction and relationships guided by clear sight and wisdom. Business partnerships and corporate activities can show a spurt in growth and returns.
Likewise, Dhanu Rashi/ Sagittarius receives the 9th House aspect of Guru which imparts learning and knowledge. It gives the wisdom and teaching of the Guru. Jupiter transiting the Arudha Padas associated with these signs will bring positives to the matters related, and this will be visible and perceptible.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Grahas/ Planets in Meṣa (Mesha)/ Aries

While the Sun has transited out of Aries and into Taurus, the nodal shift, contrary to the belief held by those who adhere to the true position of the Nodes, has not yet occurred. This piece is being composed in the second fortnight of the month of May, 2011.
All of Jupiter/ Guru, Venus/ Shukra, Mercury/ Budh and Mars/ Mangal are in siderial Aries/ Mesha at this time.
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and governs the head. It indicates rulership, initiative and drive. Ambition, sharpness and aggression come from this sign ruled by Mars. The host of planetary forces in this sign show the effects of all these energies leading to an initiation of fresh plans and ambitions. There is a huge blessing due to the joining of the three benefics in this ign and even the lord Mars is at work in its Moolatrikona sign where its logical acumen is sharpened.
The transit Moon is debilitated in Scorpio/ Vrishchik and thus the emotions and feelings are frayed with repressed anger and violence. Emotions are swirling at a depth and are not able to find release. It is only for those who are accustomed to the depths of the mind and do not become startled at these changes, that such Gochar does not have a deleterious impact at the outset.
The Moon is completely battered as on 17th May, 2011 due to the Graha Drishti/ planetary aspect of Shani/ Saturn and also the malefic aspect of Mangal/ Mars from Aries. Further, the Sun also aspects the Moon. For those who have such Karma to face yet this could bring a notable sense of melancholy and exclusion to the mind along with irritability and anger.
Many people have said the Moon is conjoined Rahu in Scorpio but such is not the case because the Nodes are yet to change signs. Karma is certainly at a crucial juncture because the nodes are in Gandanta, at the junction of the fire and water signs and therefore this adds to what is happening at this time.
Saturn is retrograde and therefore it has to fulfil its agenda, depending on what it is for each nativity. It could well be a work-related situation driven by self-interest and the survival instinct or something designed for pragmatic self-betterment with ponderous calculations. It could be anything involving the significations of Saturn. So too, the impact of Mars can be worked out.
However, what is of great importance is that the setting in which all this occurs is not at all adverse due to the sign aspects of the great benefics to the Moon from Aries. Only rashness and anger may be avoided.
Much depends on where Aries and Scorpio fall in a given nativity.
The effect of the benefics gives learning, knowledge, wisdom, erudition, an eye for detail, luxurious settings and such significations.

Friday, April 01, 2011

A Note on Mercury/ Budh Retrograde/ Vakra in Pisces/ Meena Rashi in April 2011

Mercury/ Budh entered Mesha Rashi/ Aries on the 30th of March, 2011 and became retrograde. At this time Mercury was/ is very weak especially because its transit into Aries/ Mesha Rashi was hardly to a significant degree and it was only hovering at the junction of Pisces/ Meena and Aries/ Mesha. This junction extending upto 1 degree on either side of the junction, in this case, from 29 degrees Pisces to 1 degree Aries, is called the Rashi Sandhi and any planet here is weakened and its significations and rulership suffers if this occurs in the nativity.

The chart showing the transit of Mercury to Pisces/ Meena, and its retrogression is given below:


The peculiarity of this Rashi Sandhi is that it occurs between a watery sign/ Jala Tattwa Rashi, that is, Pisces, and a fiery sign, Agni Tattwa Rashi Aries/ Mesha. This type of Rashi Sandhi is called the Gandanta and is specially malefic in Jyotish/ Vedic astrology. The malefic nature of such junctions are rooted in the fact that the water and fire elements are opposed to each other in inherent constitution and therefore the junctional areas partake of this conflict as well. The term Gandanta comes from the Ganda Moola Nakshatras.

Mercury/ Budh is the Graha of communications, rationality, writing, speech and articulation. It also governs the internet and related resources and paper, printing, publishing, accountancy and such areas of life. When a planet becomes retrograde, its effects are heightened because the planet appears to be travelling in reverse motion. If it is a benefic planet, retrogression heightens the fortunate signfications of the benefic planet while if it is a malefic planet which has become retrograde then the malefic aspects related to the Graha are also heightened.

It is found that the internal traits and signfications asociated with the retrograde planet show the maximum impact while the external signfications become slow and ponderous and require three times the effort to accomplish than when the planet is direct. Retrograde planets for this reason stand for delays and waiting at the external level because they show matters which were not fulfilled in previous births and therefore will become big issues in this lifetime as well. They show Karmic linkages with past births and in this sense are like Rahu/ the North Node of the Moon, giving Karmic, deep, rather inexplicable desires and bring about peculiar and unexpected events.

Retrograde planets exhibit the desire of giving results of the Bhava/ house exactly opposite from where they are stationed in retrogression. This leads to the need for a careful reading of the results when the planet retrograde is placed either in its exaltation or its debilitation. From such locations it aspires to debility and exaltation respectively.

Though the Guna/ attribute of the debilitated or the exalted retrograde planet remains in accord with its Bhava of actual station, its results approximate to the Bhava opposite. It is for this reason that the debilitated and retrograde Mercury will aspire to the effects of its placement in Kanya Rashi/ Virgo where it is exalted.

But the basic quality of Mercury would be its placement in Pisces. This means that the matters related to Mercury at the external levels and the internal levels will show stress and would call out for attention and redressal which will come because Mercury aspires to its exaltation in Virgo and very careful and painstaking Mercurial work may follow. The lack of quality and desired facets in communications and all matters Mercurial will force attention on these matters and with three times the attention and work, the effects will be that of Mercury exalted.

Mercury will also be joined the lord of the sign of its debility and gets cancellation of debility. With perspective and moorings in intelligence, discrimination/ Vivek the planet will find its true direction. The association with Saturn and Mars and the Sun afflicts the natural benefic and many influences exert themselves on the Graha. Mars and Mercury is a good combination for lawyers especially the the Naisargika Karaka/ natural significator for the law, Jupiter/ Guru is also joined and this may give breakthroughs and resolve longstanding issues in the legal profession and/ or in the lives of lawyers. This also holds true for other professions associated with Jupiter and Mercury and if all the Grahas involved in the Yogas are taken into account then the effects are likely to involve a lot of people.

Related Gochar/ Transit Paper on Rahu-Ketu in 2011

Related Gochar/ Transit Paper on Saturn/ Shani in 2011

Related Gochar/ Transit Paper on Guru/ Jupiter in 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Transit of Rāhu-Ketu in June 2011

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As with Saturn, the transit of the nodal axis also has significant impact on matters in nativities. the transit occurs after about 18 months and therefore the nodes have great say in the manner they affect the realities indicated by the Rashis and the other Jyotish entities posited in or related with them. The Prior Rahu-Ketu transit in 2009-2010 

At the present time, the nodal axis is transiting the Dhanu/ Sagittarius-Mithun/ Gemini axis. Both the nodes are debilitated/ Neecha which makes them act with greater adversity as per Prashna Marga/ Deva Keralam.

Rahu is a planet of hedonism and breaking free of form, since it has no form of its own. Being formless it can take any shape it wants and therefore excels in subterfuge, cunning, planning, deviousness and political manoeuvring. Rahu indicates a high degree of thought, constant manipulations and is very relevant in politics for this reason. due to its trait of breaking through frontiers, both geographical and intellectual, the planet is important for the armed forces, insurgency, cross-border affronts and terrorism. It is also crucial for espionage.

In debility the traits of Rahu become malefic and fallen. The breaking of form can become breaking of ethics (Jupiter/ Guru) and of the conventions that make up the social fabric as we know it (Moon). Rahu is opposed to both Jupiter and the Moon. Jyotish: A Way of Life

Due to the fact that Rahu is opposed to Jupiter in every way, it is fallen/ Neecha in Dhanu Rashi/ Sagittarius. The latter sign is the 9th Bhava/ house of the Kalapurusha and indicates Dharma/ the right path/ conventional religion. Dhanu is the Moolatrikona Rashi of Guru where the Preceptor of the Gods gets down to work. this is the sign which has to do with law, conventional spirituality, ritual, father and such matters. Rahu in the 9th House happens to be in the Marana Karaka Sthana because of its dire opposition to the matters of the 9th House, and the opposition to one of the Karakas, Jupiter. Unless Rahu is the Atmakaraka (AK) or the Bhratrikaraka (BK) in the nativity, such a placement in the radix can be troublesome.

Anyhow, we need not get into the radical nitty-gritty as we are but dealing with Gochar/ transits.

Convention has suffered and due to the Rashi Drishti/ sign aspect of the transit Rahu in debility in a mutable sign, Dhanu, to the fallen/ debilitated Mercury/ Budh and the aspect of Saturn the great disturbance in the Prithvi Tattwa has ensued which led to the earthquake and the consequent Tsunami. A natural/ naisargika opposition between the Agni Tattwa and the Sattwa Guna of Guru and the nature of Rahu has contributed to such developments.

Ketu, on the other hand is the opposite. It can indicate gangs and unbridled violence but is primarily the Karaka for Moksha and emancipation. It is consequently debilitated, fallen in Gemini/ Mithuna, a root for Maithuna or copulation. Gemini indicates copulation and physicality because it is the Dharma of Tula/ Libra, being the 9th House therefrom, where Tula, indicating intimacy has its culmination. Ketu has no head and therefore gets debilitated in such a scenario. As Rahu transits Dhanu, Ketu is transiting Gemini. While this can bring a focus to software and spirituality alike, this will be due to the problems that arise as a result of the Gochar of Ketu in this sign.      

The Rashi Chart depicting the Yogas involving the Nodes and the other Grahas at the present time is given below:


The Nodes are always retrograde being naturally opposed to the perpetually direct motion of the luminaries, the Sun and the Moon. This is one reason to adhere to the Mean position of the nodes, rather than the True position, as in the True position the nodes are sometimes direct and sometimes retrograde which is philosophically inconsistent.

Due to the retrograde motion of the nodes, Rahu shall transit to Scorpio/ Vrishchika and Ketu will likewise transit to Vrishabh/ Taurus. At this juncture, it is important to note that in Jyotish, Parashara has ascribed the dual lordship of Kumbha/ Aquarius and Vrishchik to Rahu, along with Saturn, and Ketu, along with Mars, respectively. Rahu is exalted in Mithun and in Vrishabh, and debilitated in Dhanu and Vrishchika. Vrishabh and Vrishchik Rashi exaltation and debility are used for purposes of longevity (Ayurdaya) while the signs Mithun and Dhanu are used for general purposes.

Therefore Rahu will come to transit debility in Scorpio for the purposes of longevity evaluation. The rider is that longevity is a special branch and the reins of this department even as to the predictions have not been entirely left to the Jyotishis/ astrologers. In other words, some other implications of the nodal transit will have to be gauged. Longevity Analysed in Detailed Chart Analysis

The Rashi Chart illustrating the transit of the Nodes to Scorpio and Taurus respectively is given below:


Scorpio is the 8th Bhava of the natural zodiac and harbours within it the element of change and transformation, secrecy, esoteric arts, research, magic, Jyotish and such attributes. This sign is ruled by Ketu along with Mars. Ketu is linked to secret studies and final emancipation. Since one form of Ketu is depicted without a head, it is a pointer to the intuitive prowess of the Graha and a higher reason which prevails in the domain of the Graha. Of course Ketu when contemplated with the elephant head becomes Ganesha and likewise shows different forms of the Veda when contemplated with the cow’s head and the monkey’s head, for example. Therefore, Ketu is the Mokshakaraka and can bring the highest learning which can lead to release.

In this instance however, we witness some sort of an inversion, where Rahu occupies the sign owned by Ketu and Ketu is in a sign occupied by Venus. Ketu is not a good planet for wordly matters and due to the symbolism, can lead to irrational and erroneous decisions, rashness and bad impulsiveness. Venus is the planet of beauty and the senses and Ketu is well-opposed to the significations of the planet Venus. This is the reason for the importance of Ketu in the Tapasvi (Austerity) Yoga where it combines with Saturn to guide Venus towards renunciation and surrender in order to perform austerities and Tapasya, just like the Guru form of the planet Venus, Shukracharya, who performed great penance. This is also the clue to the exaltation of the planet Venus in the sign of Pisces/ Meena Rashi, the 12th House of the natural zodiac, governed by Guru.

However, Ketu in a Venusian sign is not good and decisions in this realm as too when judged from the sign occupied by Taurus/ Vrishabh in the radix has to be carefully evaluated. Mistakes can occur in these areas. LIkewise, Scorpio has an inherent violence and secrecy associated with it and Rahu can bring some diabolical influences. Propitiatory Mantras for the nodes would be a good idea for those running the Mahadasha of the nodes. For those familiar with the nodal energies, this is a good transit to use the research potential of Rahu and to use thoughts and analytics to penetrate frontiers hitherto untouched.

At the more conventional level, the nodes continue to be mischievous, even after having traversed and exited their zones of debilitation and might continue to pose challenges. 

The Forthcoming Transit/ Gochar of Saturn/ Śani to Libra/ Tulā Rashi on 15th November, 2011

At the present time, when Saturn/ Shani is transiting Virgo/ Kanya Rashi according to the siderial zodiac, we have witnessed many changes, some of them being related to the disturbances in the Prithvi Tattwa, as shown by the earthquake in Japan and the consequent Tsunami. Mercury/ Budh has been debilitated in Pisces/ Meena Rashi at this time but it is equally important to note that Virgo/ Kanya is also a Prithvi Tattwa Rashi or a sign embodying the Earth element.

The trine of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn/ Vrishabh, Kanya and Makar relates to Artha/ financial and monetary element relating to the trine of attainment in work, the accumulation of wealth and the daily work and adversities to be encountered. Shani in Kanya has revealed some of the realities associated with this sign by pressuring the matters associated with it. The chart for the transit of Saturn Implications of the Saturn Transit in Virgo in Virgo is given below:


Saturn is also retrograde and aspects the debilitated Mercury with both Graha Drishti and Rashi Drishti. Therefore there is serious malefic impact on the Prithvi Tattwa. The association of Jupiter promises that there is hope of good emerging in this situation as it cancels the debilitation of Mercury and imparts its benefic grace to the malefic impact of Saturn. Saturn/ Shani in Direct Motion from June, 2011

The impact of the debilitated nodes brings about the issue with the radioactive leaks in Japan as the nodes govern radioactivity and this is a serious problem. This is also curtailed and kept in manageable proportions due to the mutual aspect with a strong Jupiter in Pisces/ Meena Transit/ Gochar of Guru/ Jupiter to Pisces/ Meena

Even so, the transit of Saturn to the sign of Virgo/ Kanya cannot be said to be totally adverse as this is the 6th House of the natural zodiac and an Upachaya Bhava indicating growth through experience and effort. Saturn is considered well placed in the 6th Bhava as it gives the patience, resilience and sustained effort to fight the illness, debts and enemies as too the general nuisances that emerge from the 6th House. Saturn reveals some of the truths about the excesses and oversights that lead to ill-health, the internal enemies or the Shad-Ripu that lead to problems and debts that can come from reckless indulgences and vices. It gives strength to fight the opposition and in the Arudha of the 6th House can damage the enemy considerably.

Saturn will transit to Libra/ Tula Rashi on 15th November, 2011. The chart for that transit is given below:


Saturn transits have great importance as it is the transit of the slow-moving lord of Karma which imprints its impact on the various parts of circumstantial reality indicated by the sign, and also impacts the places aspected, and the astrological entities that might be positioned in these areas Saturn/ Shani in Leo/ Simha 

At the time of transiting Libra, Shani afflicts the debilitated Sun with its conjunction as the Graha would be in Gandanta or the junctional regions of Virgo and Libra/ Kanya and Tula and is in extreme and complete opposition to the father indicated by the Sun. The two planets are in complete opposition to each other and it is a matter of fortune that the conjunction is virtually at the two ends of the sign Libra. The Sun would soon transit to Scorpio/ Vrishchik thereafter.

Saturn is exalted in Libra/ Tula the sign indicating the balance and the judiciary. Jyotish, Jurisprudence and Culture It indicates the courts and the law and Saturn here can be beneficial for lawyers and judges and those involved with court work. Astrology of a Criminal Appeal This is the reason for the black attire in the court rooms indicating serious work related to Saturn. Libra relates to the market-place and can be read as indicating business and corporate houses which can also show that these segments of society involve themselves with the judiciary and the courts to a significant level.

Saturn is dispassionate and will lead to the scales of justice being level during this transit. There will be a growth in honest work and industriousness during this period. Transits 

Libra is also a sign for marriage and personal relationships and Saturn being naturally old is exalted in this area, quite pleased to be participating in such a process. Alliances entered into at this time could be advantageous.

Furthermore, the exaltation or the Uchchavastha of a dire malefic like Shani bodes well in accordance with the dictum laid down in the Prashna Marga/ Deva Keralam that an exalted malefic is better than a debilitated one. The exaltation of Saturn will heighten the positive facets of the planet such a hard work and patience. It will be good for contractors and those involved in the construction business. Areas of work such a dealing with coal and petroleum would also be aided by this transit of the planet. The exaltation of the Graha responsible for delivering the results of past Karma is indicative of the fact that the times for the world at large as far as reaping what has been sown goes, would be lighter.

It is also important that the planet occupies favourable positions in the Rashi Chart in transit because an exalted malefic in the Kendra or Trikona positions is not favoured and especially in retrogression is akin to a curse.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

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This post will record matters related to the study of cardinal principles of Jyotish. The standard basics can be learnt from any primer on the subject or from any other text. This post will focus on writing about the standard facets A Brief Look at the Twelve Lagnas of the subjects of Vedic Astrology and the techniques of interpretation in given situations. The writing will not follow any pattern but will record understanding of Jyotish in a random manner.
THE SUN: The Sun is the King of the solar system and represents kingship in general in human affairs. It is a solitary planet, being the leader and may not like its boundaries being breached. People strongly influenced by the Sun are sticklers for propriety and are very fond of rules and are aware of the importance of abiding by them and have people abide by them too. The Sun is bilious in nature and so are the people ruled by the Sun, having an excess of Pitta or a Pitta constitution. The Sun also rules small firearms.
Sun is also referred to as Ravi and the Devata associated with the Graha is Surya. The Sun rules political leaders and politics and leaders in any field whatsoever. The Sun finds its Marana Karaka Sthana in the 12th House, its exaltation in Mesha Rashi/ Aries and its debilitation in Tula Rashi/ Libra. In Marana Karaka Sthana, the King is reduced to penury and there are dwindling resources.
The Sun is at its most powerful in the 10th House from the Lagna where it has 100% Digbala/ directional strength. The Sun is a decision-maker, a leader and therefore it shines in the arena of work and Karma. Ravi is also the Karaka for the 10th House and shows the resources and fame that exist in work.
Ravi is the Naisargika/ natural Atmakaraka and indicates the soul. It also indicates temples being the primary Karaka of the 9th House from the Lagna. The Sun also rules physicians and is also the Karaka of the Lagna, the Self, and the way in which the self shines.
The Sun indicates power and brilliance. The Sun in the 12 signs indicates the 12 Adityas, the Dwadash Adiyta. The practical relevance of the Adityas lies in the fact that the relevant and correct form of the Aditya is to be worshipped considering the nature of the sign. The Aditya corresponding with the sign of the Naryana Dasha may also be worshipped as this is the place where Narayana sits during a specific Dasha.
The other useful thing is to analyse the Rashi and Bhava placement of the Sun and worship the Adityas associated with the Bhavas/ signs.
The Sun governs music and rhythm. The Graha is associated with the Bhagwad Gita. The Sun is the giver of all resources and should be used as a reference for the Mahadasha Graha in the Vimshottari Dasha scheme.
There are many Dasha systems in Jyotish, erroneously written as ‘Dasa’ by Vedic Astrologers in the West, unless the ‘s’ in Dasa carries a diacritical sign. In any case, Dashas are the dynamic factors in Jyotish along with Gochar/ transits.
Though so many Dashas are prescribed in the classics, the practitioners must use three Dashas: the Vimshottari Dasha, the Narayana (or the Padakrama Dasha) and the Moola Dasha. The Vimshottari should be used to gauge the social stimuli coming from society and also the responses of the person based on his unique psychology.
It must never be forgotten that Parashara deemed this Dasha to be universally applicable. It is an extremely potent tool for dynamic analysis and this should be read in the context of the fact that timing of events is generally a quite difficult task. There are six levels to this Dasha and all may be used. Having said that, the Mahadasha, Antardasha and the Pratyantardasha levels are usually sufficient to derive an accurate picture about the dynamic state of the horoscope.
The Surya Lagna, the Chandra Lagna, the Arudha Lagna and the Uday Lagna should all be used as reference points for this Dasha.
The Narayana Dasha or the Padakrama Dasha is not a timing device based on the Graha but on the signs/ Rashis.
It indicates the sustaining presence of Narayana in any Rashi or sign. This makes the Aditya of that Rashi quite important.
The Narayana Dasha is referred to as the King amongst the Dasha systems for its efficacy. The Dasha period is best divided into three parts and the order in which the Dasha Rashi, the lord of the Dasha Rashi and the Grahas that might be posited in or aspecting the Dasha Rashi would depend on the nature of the Rashis involved: whether Sheershodaya (rising head first), or Prishthodaya (rising hind-parts first) or Ubhayodaya (rising in the middle).
The Narayana Dasha indicates deterministic influences in the framework of circumstantial reality rather than that of desire simpliciter.
The Dasha Rashi can be treated as the Lagna and the chart can be analysed from that reference point. The entry chart for the period can also be used and the Dasha Pravesha Chakra can also be interpreted to understand the probable impact of the period, using some of the specific principles used for the interpretation of this chart.
The Narayana Dasha can be and ought to be computed for the Varga Chakras/ divisional charts to gauge the circumstantial realities in operation in specific areas of life.
The Moola Dasha shows the root of past Karma as the word Moola indicates root. This Dasha is used in conjunction with the Shashthyamasha Chakra/ D-60 chart and gives astounding results as to the nature of Karma being experienced by a person, no matter what the circumstantial reality is or what the social stimuli are.
It shows the nature of Karma being experienced. It is a Dasha which must be used if the horoscope has been rectified till the D-60 levels.
The conditional Nakshatra Dashas may be used as well.
A Rashi or sign is a span of arc admeasuring 30 degrees and indicates inanimate realities of existence. Rashi contains the inanimate source material. There are twelve Rashis in the zodiac. The Rashi is divided into various parts based on which the Varga Chakra/ divisional charts are constructed. For example the division of a sign into three equal parts admeasuring 10 degrees each is called the Drekkana or the Dreshkana and this forms the basis for the D-3 chart. Likewise, the division of a sign into nine equal parts admeasuring 3 degrees and  20 minutes of arc is called the Navamsha and leads to the D-9 chart. Since the 3rd and 9th Houses relate to siblings and Dharma respectively, these matters are judged in detail from the relevant Varga. This division leads to the creation of all the divisional charts.
The Rashi is the terrain traversed by the Sun/ Ravi as Aditya.
The attributes of the sign rise when an Arudha Pada is posited in it. A person feels the energies of the planet and Rashi and the correlations between the two when a planet is placed in a sign.
The Rashi should not be forgotten amidst judging the impact of Yogas because it is the substratum for the other Jyotish entities to work.
The term Vipareeta suggests something contrary to expectation. It simply means the reverse or opposite. Raja Yoga is well known but perhaps not so well understood. At this time, let us say it means attainment and fame and wealth and such positives.
The term Vipareeta Raja Yoga suggests favourable results accruing in circumstances and realities that do not point to such favourable results. Many times the Vipreeta Raja Yoga can be a flash in the pan and at others it may be a sustained thing.
There are rules in Jyotish which indicate as to when the results of the Yoga may be sustained and when not. But prior to that it should be understood as to when the Yoga may be said to be formed. The Vipareeta Raja Yoga is formed when the lords of the Dusthana, the evil houses, the 6th, 8th and the 12th when reckoned from the Lagna join.
It is usually thought that the Yoga may be formed only when such joining occurs in one of the Dusthana itself, but this is not so. Other snippets on this combination may be found at this website at: Musings on Vipreeta Raja Yoga
The more recognised form of the Yoga occurs in the Dusthana where the lords of the 6th, 8th and the 12th House combine in any way in the 6th, 8th and the 12th Houses. The condition is that a single lord of the Dusthana may not be placed in its own Bhava/ House for the Yoga to occur. In other words, if the lord of the 6th Bhava is placed in the 6th Bhava itself, the Yoga cannot be said to be formed. If the 6th Lord is placed in the 8th Bhava then the inimical attributes of the 6th Lord are weakened and therefore sudden success might accrue, suddenness being a feature of the 8th Bhava from the Lagna.
Since the term Yoga contemplates the union of two entities, the Yoga may be formed only if the lords of two houses join and thus the union of the 6th and the 8th Lords in the 12th Bhava for instance would be a potent Rajayoga.
Some include the lord of the 3rd House in this list and the 3rd Bhava as a Dusthana/ evil house and not without good reason. There is a dictum from BPHS which states that if the 3rd lord is Neecha/ debilitated and the Lagna Lord is strong, then the native experiences Rajayoga.
The basic fact to remember in the context of the Vipreeta Raja Yoga is that when it occurs in the Dusthana, the constituent planets should be weak in Rashi and/ or Navamsha. It is possible for the Yoga to occur in the Kendra/ quadrant or the Trikona/ trine from the Lagna as well. Not many people are aware of this and Pt. Sanjay Rath for the first time illustrated this Yoga in his papers on the chart of PV Narasimha Rao, the ex-Prime Minister of India.
Since the Vipreeta Raja Yoga (VRY) is a special Yoga involving the lords of the evil Bhavas, their placement in the quadrants and trines from the Lagna creates unique situations. As the Dusthana lords in the auspicious Bhavas, they can create difficulties and tests and this forms the background in which the Yoga then works and brings surprising success in the circumstances of stress etc associated with the Dusthana lords. The Kendras are the pillars of life and stresses here can show up prominently in crucial areas of life. Therefore such Yogas can be challenging at the outset. In order for the VRY to work with efficacy in the Kendra or the Trikona from the Lagna, the Grahas forming the Yoga must be strong in the Rashi and in the Navamsha.
Gemstones should be prescribed with a lot of care in cases of this Yoga because of the lords of the adverse houses involved.
The sign rising on the eastern horizon is called the Lagna or the Ascendant. The lord of the rising sign is called the Lagna Lord or the Lagnesh. The Lagna is the commencement of the nativity and it is the first house of the chart. The Lagnesh being the lord of this sign is the most important planet.
The Lagna decides the circumstances of the person. It is the present and the birth realities of the person. It indicates the personality of the person. The Lagna Lord shows the person in action or motion and indicates how the intelligence/ Buddhi of the person shapes his decisions and in which areas of life. These are the two main identifying factors for the person at the intrinsic level.

It must be remembered in accordance with other instruction in this paper that the Lagna Bhava is a sign and thus shows circumstantial realities, including those relating to the self of the person. The Lagna Lord is a planet and thus shows animate realities and focusses on the personality of the person in action.

One opines that considering the pace and trajectory of the modern times, the two junctions of the Lagna and the Lagna Lord are of extreme importance. If life were to yield times which diffuse the sense of Self, apart from psychotherapy and such disciplines, Jyotish furnishes the most reliable road-map to generate or regenerate, as the case may be, one's awareness of the self. It furnishes an immediate and a realistic answer to the question 'Who am I?', generally and in specific circumstances.


This is an important topic in Jyotish both for the purpose of understanding the horoscope and the person and for predictive purposes.

The Arudha Padas have a direct correspondence with the manifest attributes of life. All that is visible and tangible is governed by the Arudha Padas. An Arudha of a Bhava/ house is the reflection of that house around the lord of the house in question. The Arudha is the manifestation in the world of matters governed by a house. In other words, the source material of various facets of life, persons, events, themes and such constituents that make up the life experience are to be found in the Bhava or the house and the manner in which they manifest in the world is to be understood and evaluated through the Arudha Pada.

Each of the twelve Bhavas have an Arudha Pada; in the case of Scorpio/ Vrishchik and Kumbha/ Aquarius there are two Arudha Padas due to the fact that there are two lords for these signs.

The Arudha Pada of the Lagna, called the Arudha Lagna (AL) can be taken to be a reference point for the study of the horoscope from the viewpoint of the Arudhas and gives important insights about the social and financial status and realities of the person. A distinction therefore is required to be made between the houses/ Bhavas from the AL on the one hand and the Arudha Padas of the various Bhavas from the Lagna on the other.
The Arudhas being societal and financial constructs are signified by the Moon/ Chandra which in turn is itself the Karaka for society. Planets which are friendly to the Moon at the natural level do well in the Arudha Pada.
The 3rd and 8th Bhavas from the Pada Lagna indicate the demise of the person whereas the zone of socio-financial emergence of the person falls in the 7th Bhava from the Arudha. The 9th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna is an unconditional supporter of the image of the person as it exists in the Mayik world.
NAKSHATRAThe Nakshatra are the lunar mansions lorded by the Moon/ Chandra. These are 27 in number with an intercalary Nakshatra also, called the Abhijit Nakshatra which is the 28th Nakshatra. The Nakshatra are what is visible in the night sky and hold many secrets. They are the primary reality in Jyotish and the Rashi are in fact derived from the Nakshatra and are not directly visible. Nakshatras must be used in horoscopic Analysis and yet since knowledge about them is not systematically and properly placed, this creates a problem. The Nakshatra is what protects when we sleep and due to this protection the Nakshatra are said to embody the Vayu Tattwa/ Airy element. The Vimshottari Dasha sequence is based on the lordship of the Nakshatra by a Graha in which Nakshatra the Moon is placed at the time of birth.The Nakshatras begin with Ashwini lorded by Ketu and carry a span of 13 degrees and 20 minutes of arc. The Nakshatras are grouped into categories and also three groups of nine Nakshatras each corresponding to various stages/ cycles in life. Some Nakshatras are special in nature, being imbued with options.The Nakshatras are used for understanding the Karma of the person both at the outer and inner levels and in some cases also at the level of leadership and great achievement at the level of the nation state etc. Such Karma is studied based on the Grahas, Rashis and Bhavas associated with the Nakshatras. The Nakshatras are also of primary importance in the performance of remedial measures.
The Nara Chakra for example is used by mapping the various Nakshatra to the body parts to understand the possible areas vulnerable to decay and damage. Nara Chakra: 1. Krittika: head (commences because Moon is exalted in Krittika, and not Rohini) 2. Rohini: forehead 3. Mrigashira: eyebrows 4. Ardra: eyes 5. Punarvasu: Nose 6. Pushya is the face in general 7. Ashlesha-ears 8. Magha: lips and chin 9. Purva Phalguni: Right hand 10. Uttara Phalguni: Left Hand 11. Hasta: fingers/ palm (?) 12. Chitra: Neck 13. Swati: Chest 14. Vishakha: breast 15. Anuradha: stomach 16. Jyeshtha: right side of the trunk 17. Moola: left side of the trunk 18. Purva Ashadha: back 19. Uttara Ashadha: waist 20. Shravana: genitals 21. Dhanishtha: anus 22. Shatabhishaj: Right Thigh 23. Purva Bhadrapada: Left Thigh 24. Uttara Bhadrapada: Shins 25. Revati: ankles 26. Ashvini: upper part of the feet 27. Bharani: lower part of the feet: soles


The attributes of the Chandra Graha/ Moon as it attains its angular distance from Ravi/ the Sun, especially at the time of birth goes a long way on deciding the intrinsic quality of the mind/ cognition.

The following schematic can be used to decipher the basic state of the mind of the native:

Shukla Ashtami (S8) to Poornima (S15): Uttama Guna

Poornima (S15) to Krishna Ashtami (K8): Madhyama Guna

Amavasya (K15) to Shukla Ashtami (S8): Adhama Guna

Krishna Ashtami (K8) to Amavasya (K15): Udasina Guna

Th waning Chandra/ Ksheena Chandra may be described as masculine, aggressive, Vata dominated, unstable, dissatisfied and the Purna Chandra as feminine, passive, Jala dominated, stable and satisfied.


This is a subject not often touched upon. The easier way to understand this is through the Naisargika Kāraka/ natural significator which is the Moon. Any planet which is favourable to the Moon or friendly to this Graha does well in transit over the Ārūḍha Lagna. If we take Gurū for example, the transit of Gurū or Jupiter over the Āruḍha Lagna can be a blessing and can illustrate many things about the perceptions related to society, finance and social interaction. There can be expansion in wealth and social standing since Gurū is the Kāraka for rational and controlled growth. At the same time the transit of Gurū over the Ārūḍha Lagna is not as positive as that of Śukra or Budha as they are Rajas Guṇa Grahas and are more adept at creating. Gurū is a Sattwa Guṇa Graha. Tamas Guṇa Grahas such as Śani, Rāhu and Ketu can seriously damage the Ārūdha Lagna since they are inimical to the Moon as well and carry the agenda of damaging the significations of the Moon. Rāhu in particular can bring scandalous and shocking events to bear on the Ārūḍha Lagna.

These factors can be extended to the radix as well but due concession has to be made to Yogas which can offset the negatives and lead to major positives as well despite the placement of a bad planet in the Ārūḍha Lagna.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


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|Nama Shivaya|

Dear Querist,



You need to worship Dakshinamurti Shiva due the Brahman Shrapa in the Lagna caused by three malefics, Saturn, Rahu and Mars joining Jupiter, the Putrakaraka and the 5th Lord of children for your chart. The marriage became stressed during pregnancy because the 7th Lord Shani is in Marana Karaka Sthana in the Lagna and Rahu is also there.

The final remedy would be to worship Rahu, the Atmakaraka with the following Mantra:

‘Om Namah Shivaya Namo Nageshwaraya’.

The Mahadasha of Rahu runs till 2016 and these remedial measures are important.

There is danger to the life of the child as the lord of the child is in Marana Karaka Sthana from the Lagna Lord Guru in the Saptamsha/ D-7 chart.



The same problem occurs in the chart of your husband as Guru is afflicted by the conjunction of Rahu and Shani in the 4th Bhava from the Lagna. In this case also the suffering is brought by the desire of the Soul as Shani is the Atmakaraka in his chart. He must worship with the Mantra: ‘Om Namah Shivaya Namo Mahakaleshaya’.



In his Upapada debilitated Mars is present, and this makes for a marriage full of arguments, irritability, frayed tempers and worse. From his chart, the length of the marriage is suspect.

He is also running the Dasha involving the Yoga with the Purakaraka and the suffering is quite clearly shown.

In the chart of the child, Venus, the Lagna Lord is well placed. Constantly recite ‘Om Haum Joom Sah’ and place a diamond near the child.



This chart also carries the Brahman Shrapa in Dusthana.

Anurag Sharma,
Vedic Astrology Consultant,




No factual details or feedback is available at the time of the initial casting of the horoscope.

Venus appears quite conspicuous for several reasons. It is the functionally malefic lord of the 3rd and the 8th Bhavas from the Lagna. It is debilitated and the debility is in the delicate 7th House of which it is the natural significator or the Naisargika Karaka.

The Upapada (UL) falls in the 8th House and houses a debilitated 6th Lord Sun and the 7th Lord Mercury/ Budh itself. There is Bhava Parivartana between the 7th and 8th Houses which points to adverse inferences in the marriage or the marital realm. The lord of the 9th House or the 2nd Bhava from the UL is in the 6th Bhava from the Lagna.


Saturn is retrograde in the Lagna bringing in Vata Dosha and negativity.The Pishacha-Badhak Yoga in the 6th Bhava of the Navamsha Chakra brings in the real danger of violence in relationships and in the marriage.


|Nama Shivaya|

In your chart, there is a Curse of Brahmin occurring in the 2nd Bhava from the Lagna. Jupiter, indicating the Brahmin, is joined three dire malefics, Saturn, Rahu and Mars.


Rahu is the Atmakaraka showing that this is the desire of the soul to suffer and burn this Karma due to suffering. Some element of the suffering must be faced due to the following facts:

  • The Atmakaraka (AK) Rahu is involved in the Shrapa/ Curse;
  • The Shrapa occurs in a fixed Rashi/ sign showing Dridha Karma at the level of manifestation;
  • The 8th lords, Rahu and Shani are both involved in the Shrapa showing own fault or Nija Dosha;
  • The AK is in Sthira/ fixed Shashthyamsha or the D-60 Amsha indicating the desire of the soul to bring such Karma into being.

The 2nd lord Sun is exalted in the 10th House showing Simhasana Yoga (akin to being elevated to the throne) and you will feel as if you are crowned once the Surya Dasha commences in the Vimshottari scheme in 2016.

Remedial measures can be given due to the preponderance of the mutable and movable Amshas in the Navamsha Chakra/ D-9 and the D-60.



They will bear quick fruit due to Mars being the 5th Lord of Mantra.



Saturn rules the 11th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna (AL) in the Rashi Chakra and thus shows that the younger brother was also caught up in the curse and had to suffer the accident (Mars, also involved in the Shrapa).

You are intelligent and the Nipuna Yoga will support your social and financial image (AL) through the Surya Dasha (Pradhana Dhana Argala).

The marriage and job are also impacted due to this Shrapa as Shani is retrograde and involved in the curse as the 7th Lord of marriage while Mars as the 10th Lord is also involved. Surya and Mangal are in exchange and this also strengthens the Simhashana Yoga.

The ominous forebodings are due to the impact of the malefics Rahu and Saturn which bring dread due to past Karma and the fear of the worst happening in life. They have Argala on the Lagna and the Moola Dasha at the present time showing the root of the past Karma being experienced is that of Saturn as well.

Worship the AK with the Mantra:

‘Om Namah Shivaya Namo Nageshwaraya’.

This will alleviate all the suffering in life.

Anurag Sharma, Vedic Astrology Consultant,

|Nama Shivaya|

Shani is in transit in the 10th Bhava from the natal Moon in the radix, forming Kantak Shani creating societal pressures in work.



Debilitated Rahu in transit over the natal Moon in the 6th House is also stressing the mind with doubt, illusion, fears and anxieties.

The best remedy for you at the level of natal Karma is to wear a Ruby in the ring finger. The reason for this is two-fold:

  • Shani is in the 9th House causing luck to abandon you and for Durbhagya to come. Ravi is the Naisargika Karaka/ natural significator for the 9th House and without luck all is lost. Ruby is the gemstone for the Sun;
  • Rahu is in the 10th House of the throne or where the native shines and this also required that Ravi be strengthened due to the fact that it is one of the Karakas of the 10th Bhava as well.


The 12th House in the Rashi Chakra and the 9th House in the Navamsha need introspection at a personal level, at least at this point in life, as to what serves a particular purpose and what not, and what is entirely useless.

The chanting of the Rudra Chamakam is required till Saturn transits into Libra.

Best Wishes, Anurag Sharma Vedic Astrology Consultant


|Nama Shivaya|

There are five Grahas in the 2nd Bhava from the Lagna and also the Rashi Chakra exhibits Kala Amrita Yoga. All Grahas are between the Ketu-Rahu axis.



Much will depend on the divisional charts in this case but the Kala Amrita Yoga will have overarching importance for the boy. This needs to be remedied through the Guru form of the Grahas.

The Navamsha Chakra indicates that the time of birth needs to be rectified, based on the location of the Prana Pada from the Moon.


The strong Vipreeta Raja Yoga formed by the debilitated Yogakaraka in the 12th Bhava from the Lagna is noteworthy in the Rashi Chakra.

Best Wishes, Anurag Sharma Vedic Astrology Consultant

|Nama Shivaya| The cause for the delayed marriage is the affliction to Venus in the 12th House by debilitated Sun, the Graha Drishti of Rahu from the 11th House and the Graha Drishti of Shani as well. The 12th House placement of Venus also delays marriage.


Since Rahu is the Atmakaraka, the following Mantra must be done: 'Om Namah Shivaya Namo Nageshwaraya'.

Till this remedy is done, all relationships will damage the pride, and will bring shock and melancholy.

The Sade-Sati is also running and you have to recite the Chamakam for relief. The spouse will be very similar to how you are perceived by others: pure, large, optimistic and generally auspicious.

Once the remedy is done consistently, the marriage will happen. In view of the problems related to the sustenance of the marriage, it is important that the horoscopes are matched at the time of marriage. The marriage can come about anytime after May 8. The problems related to Venus will go only through Tapasya.

Best Wishes, Anurag Sharma Vedic Astrology Consultant


|Nama Shivaya|


Shani is in the Lagna in this chart and the Mantra: ‘Om Hoom Vishnave Namah’ will bring the vitality back to the body. Shani in the Lagna is in the Marana Karaka Sthana and due to the opposition to Ravi/ the Sun, which is the Karaka for the health and vitality of the Lagna, is adverse for health here.

Saturn is the dispositor of Rahu in the Maraka Bhava, the 2nd from the Lagna and thus becomes more malefic. It is retrograde as well.

The Sun-Saturn opposition involving the Lagna Lord Guru in the Maraka Bhava has caused the problem where the native loses consciousness due to the ailment which impacts the heart and the lungs both.

The Moon as the 8th Lord is the Atmakaraka but forms the Gajakesari Yoga with Jupiter in Kendra. This is auspicious as the Moon is placed in a friendly sign in the 7th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna (AL) which indicates fame in this lifetime and an easy passage into the world.

The 4th House from the Lagna indicates the cure as well and the AK in Digbala/ 100% directional strength here shows that once the soul deems the onerous Karma to have been dispensed with, good health will come.

The chart is otherwise excellent and she will do very well.

A cow should be donated as well to appease the Brahman Shrapa/ Curse of the Brahmin in the 7th Bhava from the Lagna and the 10th Bhava from the Arudha Pada.

Best Wishes, Anurag Sharma Vedic Astrology Consultant


|Nama Shivaya| The root cause of the problem is the affliction to the Atmakaraka Moon by Mars and Rahu. Rahu is also the afflicted Badhak and Mars is the Lagna and the 8th Lord. You have faced anger, shock and such situations.


There is Karmic burden due to the involvement of the 8th Bhava and the Self has borne the brunt of these trials due to the fact of Mars being the Lagnesh. The Upaya is to chant the following Mantra:

'Om Namah Shivaya Namo Somanathaya'.



Do three Malas of this Mantra daily starting on Monday. Your whole life is caught up in this Yoga and the remedy will free you. Best Wishes, Anurag Sharma Vedic Astrology Consultant


|Nama Shivaya|

Your Rashi Chakra has the Kala Sarpa Yoga which must be remedied otherwise the personality and the personal life remain caught up in the grip of the Karmic Sarpa.



This can bring some deep desires which can bind life till the age of 45. The remedy lies in the worship of Guru and usually the Tara Mantra is prescribed: 'Om Tarayai Namah'.


Sarpa Yoga formed by malefics in Kendra also adds to this with passions etc. There is a very good Gajakesari Yoga in the 12th House which can help spiritual practices as well as wealth and fame since the Yoga is in the 2nd Bhava from the Arudha Lagna (AL).

Rahu is in Privartana with Guru and the true light of the Atma is not shining as yet.

When you perform the remedy starting from Guruvar and then chanting it daily, then things will begin to transform.

Best Wishes, Anurag Sharma Vedic Astrology Consultant


|Nama Shivaya|

The main trouble that appears from the horoscope is in context of relationships and/ or marriage.


The Karaka for these matters, Venus/ Shukra, is joined Rahu and the Sun and therefore gets quite afflicted, especially because the Rashi is Scorpio/ Vrishchik.

Furthermore, the 7th Lord Mercury is also in the Yoga.



The Upapada showing the marriage is also afflicted by the Grahan Yoga, showing some eclisping of the emotions in marriage.

It is a Manglik chart and if the horoscopes were matched it would aid matters. Otherwise Guru in the 2nd Bhava sustains the Arudha/ image through teaching and other activities associated with Guru.

Some difficulties from the father's side also come in such Yogas.

The negativities in the relationships etc must have been experienced in the Rahu Vimshottari Dasha and now in the Guru Mahadasha you have come to Jyotish more properly. This is a good Dasha for you.

Best Wishes, Anurag Sharma Vedic Astrology Consultant


|Nama Shivaya|


The Karma related to personal life and relationships is a bit difficult due to the placement of Mars with Venus in the 10th House of the chart and experiences at the personal level may hinder your emergence into life as an independent person.

You need to be in command and control of your personal interaction. I

n the Moon Mahadasha running at this time, you have felt emotional distress since the Moon is the Atmakaraka and governs the soul.

Shani is also transiting the 10th House from the Moon forming Kantak Shani. After November the career support from society will become better. Till then you need to chant the Rudra Chamakam for relief and mitigation from the negative Karma.

Finally the career will be good due to the Lagnesh Mangal being in the 10th Bhava.

The finer picture cannot be given because the birth time needs to be rectified in order to arrive at the correct Lagna in the Varga Chakras such as the D-9 and the D-10 relating to marriage and career.



Best Wishes, Anurag Sharma Vedic Astrology Consultant


|Nama Shivaya|

The Rashi Chakra has the Kalika Yoga which can bring pressures to the mind and emotions such as fears and anxiety, exclusion etc. But it will give Rajayoga as age progresses and towards the end of the current Moon Mahadasha the Yoga may be experienced in form of fulfilment of cherished desires.


Either nature has changed from a lot of inner anger around 28 years of age or it will change during the next Mars Mahadasha. The distinction between appearance and reality will become clear.



You will learn from traditional wisdom due to the Guru-Shishya Yoga in the 2nd and 8th Bhavas from the Lagna.

Sade-Sati is also running and adding to the emotional and social pressures.

You need to recite the Rudra Chamakam, the Kalika Mantra (with vegetarianism and under supervision) and also the Mantra:

'Om Namah Shivaaya Namo Bheemshankaraya'.

Best Wishes, Anurag Sharma Vedic Astrology Consultant


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The Saturn transit in Virgo has brought some interesting developments. As the more mundane aspects of the transit have been covered in many write-ups in astrology around the globe, let us pause and consider some of the influences of the Gochar/ transit for nativities/ Jataka.
Before we commence, let us revisit some of the foundational realities about Saturn. The planet represents our past adverse Karma, the degree of adversity depending upon the strength and placement of the Graha, both in the Rashi Chakra and in the Varga Chakra or the divisional charts of import. By adversity, we also mean the Tamas Guna realities of ignorance and not knowing, an important frailty which begets and invites suffering in existence.
Conventional negatives like suffering and exclusion come from the horoscopic presence of Shani. The Graha precipitates our suffering and shows where the adversity in life is to be found. If the planet is weak or badly placed, then the suffering and pain to be experienced is considerable.
Of course, Shani teaches us the avenues of hard work, and requirement of perseverance, recognition of our frailties and weaknesses, the realities related to working in society and also exposes us to work areas which it rules. Shani shows the obstacles that we are likely to face in any given area of life and also shows the inner weaknesses and enemies that we have within us as it is the Karaka for the 6th House from the Lagna.
Saturn has been transiting Kanya Rashi/ Virgo. This latter is the 6th Bhava/ house of the natural zodiac and governs daily work, application and growth of the self and intelligence, diseases, intestines, work-related information gathering and writing, formal communications, illnesses related to the specific body parts governed by the sign and also generally.
The retrogression of Saturn in the sign Virgo has precipitated health issues for very many people.
A retrograde planet has high Cheshta Bala and strives very hard to give its results. The attributes of the planets are also strengthened and heightened. However, due to the mandatory requirement of effort, a manifold effort, the retrograde planet brings about delay, and often very considerable delay in the matters of its governance and influence. If the Saturn influence in any given nativity is strong, in whichever way, or a nativity is going through the Mahadasha of Shani in the Vimshottari Dasha scheme, its retrogression would have certainly brought about notable events.
Sometimes, when Saturn’s malefic influence, or more properly, the malefic influence and impact of one’s own past Karma, as indicated by Saturn is yielding and relieving the person, either through good Karma in this incarnation, remedial measures, burning the adversity through experience or any other such factors in combination, then the retrogression will simply highlight an issue which needs addressing. The fact as to whether the native notes it and does something about it will usually depend on the other factors in the horoscope both at the static and dynamic levels.
For instance, there may have been some intestinal trouble or issues with a person which he may or may not have been addressing effectively. These issues, if on the verge of being settled in life, the person would be forced (retrograde malefic) to look at the problem squarely, and then address it. In other words retrograde Saturn will surely bring the weakness to the fore.
In another arena, if work related communications were proceeding at a slow pace then retrograde Saturn would make one work very hard on such communications. A lighter and more relaxed pace of work insofar as communications are concerned has been replaced by requirements of more labour and longer hours.
It is also of importance to note as to which Bhava/ house from the Lagna Virgo occupies because this will be the indicator of the conscious attitude of the person while dealing with the transit of Saturn. For example if Virgo happens to be the 5th Bhava from the Lagna, then a person might want to address issues of melancholy and slowness in intellectual application, or give more attention to issues related to children and considering the simultaneous transit of Guru in Meena Rashi/ Pisces, be also able to give it.
In the 2nd Bhava from the Lagna, movable assets and handling one’s liquidity might have become important in life. Likewise, speech and ingestion of foods would have either become problematic or there would have been a need to address the issue.
The various Bhava Arudha Padas show the tangible and manifest realities related to different aspects of life. The transit of Shani atop an Arudha Pada is damaging because of the intrinsic difficult relationship with the Moon, the Naisargika Karaka/ Natural Significator for all the Arudha Padas. A simultaneous transit of the planet over Arudha Padas such as A6/ Shatru-Pada would have most certainly given external manifestation to the health issues associated with the transit.
When it comes to the Arudha Padas, the Kendra and the Trikona positions are quite relevant. The transit of Saturn in trines to important Arudha Padas has also given us pressing urgency to look at these matters.
The quality of this transit is also associated with the transit of debilitated Rahu in Sagittarius especially because there is a sign aspect between Rahu and Shani in transit and the two dire malefics have given us compulsory focus in the areas they touch and influence.
The saving grace comes from the transit of Jupiter in another mutable sign, which gives divine grace and protection to events in nativities. This transit ensures that the events occasioned by the influence of the malefics are towards a higher end and all happen in the context of cosmic design and not out of it.
The light of Jupiter ensures that the Tamas of the malefics does not overpower lives and the Sattwa Guna balances the impact. While Saturn and Jupiter are in mutual aspect in transit even by planetary aspect, circumstantial reality is more important here especially of neither planet is the Mahadasha lord in the Vimshottari Dasha scheme, and such circumstantial reality is better gauged through the Rashi Drishti/ sign aspects.
The Bhava from the Arudha Lagna is also important and should be evaluated in a like manner.



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The attention-deficit disorder proves, in its milder forms, to be a major irritant in communication. The person suffering veers of on his own tangent and leaves the speaker utterly at a loss. In close relations, this can be both bemusing and amusing.

On the other side, however, is the disorder being suffered by the person himself. There can be a sense of locked tension, heaviness and stress while trying to focus. It is one’s thought that similar issues relate to dyslexia albeit from a different perspective and reference point.

Deficit and lack in general are governed by Saturn. Attention and the capability to impart attention to any subject of enquiry are governed by the Lagna Lord/ Paka Lagna or the sign of the placement of the Lagna Lord/ lord of the Ascendant of the Rashi Chakra.

The association of Saturn with the Lagna Lord can lead to a lack of focus in attention. A simultaneous association of another planet/ Graha with the Lagna Lord could lead to the mind veering off into another direction totally at the same time. If the Moon is similarly afflicted then the problem can certainly show up as the social or inter-personal cognizance at the level of feelings can also be similarly detached leading to further removal from the immediate circumstance.

If the Lagna Lord is strong and the Yoga occurs in a good Bhava, then this problem can be perceived, recognised and resolved. Sometimes the Yogas are complicated and there may be more to it than meets the eye. The pressures and lack of immediate awareness may only be a precursor to higher awareness later.

This can also manifest as incorrect decision making in Karmically adverse times, as depicted by the Moola Dasha and Mahadasha in the Vimshottari Dasha scheme. If the Atmakaraka and the Lagna Lord are involved in such combinations by way of planetary curses, then the awareness and recognition will be slow and difficult to come by and might require painstaking remedial measures and/ or burning of the Karma through experience.

Interestingly, the blessings and their awareness may also be difficult to appreciate though they may be giving exactly opposite experiences in the positive domain, due to the affliction of the Lagna Lord.

Both manifest in the example chart below:


Similar issues occur in the following chart:



It is one’s feeling that dyslexia and other such issues arise with similar impact on Mercury/ Budh.

A quick compendium of remedial measures/ Upaya follows:

  • If the affliction occurs through the phenomenon of the planetary curse/ Shrapa and involves both the Lagna Lord and the Atmakaraka, probably the better Moola Dasha will bring the remedies and till then the person may be lost in the quagmire of the issue as he will identify himself with the trouble and not appreciate that it is happening to him. In any case, the Jyotirlinga Mantra would be the best choice;
  • If only the Lagna Lord is so afflicted, then the relevant Aditya Mantra would be the best choice. According to me, as it is a personal issue, the Aditya should be based on the Bhava/ house occupied by the Lagna Lord;
  • Vyasadeva Mantras for the malefics give wonderful results, albeit with the passage of some time;
  • The luminaries, being the source of light, and also because Chandra/ the Moon is important even otherwise, some attention needs to be given to this facet and will depend on the nature of the Rashi Chakra;
  • Tattwa issues can be related to such problems in the nativity and should be addressed according to the Tattwa indicating imbalance.

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