The corpus of Maharishi Bhrigu a.k.a Bhrigu sutras

maharishi bhriguBhrigu Sutras

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Part Significations of Planets and Houses

PART I

Zodiac and the twelve signs. Astrological nature, influence, Characteristics,

functions of Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu.

Their signs of exaltation and debilitation; their own signs; their friends, enemies

and neutrals.

Part II

Chapter 1

The significations of the twelve houses of the horoscope. The twelve houses

termed as:- Tanu, ‘Dhana, Sahaja, Sukha, Suta, Ripu, Jaya, Ayu, Dharma, Karma,

Labha and Vyaya according to their significance. Part Bhrigu Sutram

Chapter II

Effects of Sun in the twelve houses. Dispositions when Sun in spite of being a

malefic gives very beneficial results and gives rise to Raja yoga. Difference of

effects when Sun is in own sign, sign of exaltation, enemy sign etc.

Chapter III

Effects of Moon in the twelve houses. Difference in effects of Moon when posited

in a house in different signs; difference of effects of a waning and waxing Moon;

dispositions when Moon produces Rajayoga, difference in effects when Moon is in

own sign, sign of exaltation, sign of debilitation etc.

Chapter IV

Effects of Mars in the twelve houses. How a great malefic like Mars becomes a

yogakaraka. Difference in effects of Mars in different houses when in own sign,

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sign of exaltation, sign of debilitation etc. Dispositions when Mars produces

Ruchaka yoga, Dhana yoga and Raja yoga and their results. Special yogas for

sexual perversions.

Chapter V

Effects of Mercury in the twelve houses. When a benefic Mercury can become a

malefic. Difference in effects of Mercury in different houses when in own sign, sign

of exaltation, debilitation etc. Dispositions when Mercury produces, Bhadra yoga,

Amia yoga, Dhana yoga and Raj yoga and their results.

Chapter VI

Effects of Jupiter in the twelve houses. Difference in effects of Jupiter in own sign,

sign of exaltation, sign of debilitation etc. Dispositions when Jupiter produces

Hamsa yoga, Amia yoga, Dhana yoga^Raja yoga and their results. When lords of

6th, 8th and 12th houses become yoga karaka planets. Jupiter good even when is

lord of the 3rd and 12th houses.

Chapter VII

Effects of Venus in the twelve houses. Difference in effects of Venus is in own

sign, sign of exaltation, sign of debilitation etc. Dispositions when Venus produces

Malavya yoga, Amia yoga, Dhana yoga and Raj yoga and their results. Venus gives

yoga effects when posited in the 6th and 12th houses.

Chapter VIII

Effects of Saturn in the twelve houses. When a great malefic like Saturn gives very

beneficial results and functions as yoga karaka planet. Saturn gives long life when

posited in the 8th house. Effects of Saturn in own sign, sign of exaltation, sign of

debilitation etc. Dispositions when Saturn produces Sasa yoga, Dhana yoga and

Rajyoga and their results.

Chapter IX

Effects of Rahu and Ketu in the twelve houses. Controversy about the roles of

Rahu and Ketu in a horoscope and different views in that regard.

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PART II

Laghu Parasari

This is the first primer on Astrology that a student of this science is supposed to

learn if he wants to master the Parasara system of Astrology. PARASARA, the

father of Hindu Astrology, wrote the voluminous treatise ‘Parasara Hora Sastra’

wherein he expounded his systems of Astrology. Laghu Parasari contains all the

fundamental principles of Astrology on which the Parasara system is based. The

book is known at least by three different names:

1. Laghu Parasari 2. Uddudayapradipa 3. Jataka Chandrika, and is a very popular

one studied in all parts of India. The importance and greatness of the work can be

judged from the fact that Mantreswara, the author of Phaladeepika, quotes about

ten verses from this book.

Though it serves as a first book it is by no means a simple ordinary book. Mere

translations of the slokas will not be enough to bring but the vast meaning each

sloka contains. This is why it has a large number of commentaries, as well as old,

written by eminent scholars from time to time.

Among these, Chandrika, Bhairavi and Prakasa (by Pt. Vetala Sastri) are well

known and highly instructive. The book contains about 78 slokas in Anushtup

metre and can be roughly divided into five chapters:

1. Nomenclature TOT 2. Combinations for Longevity- arpri^n4. Dashaphala and

5. Miscellaneous . It can be boldly asserted that a careful study of the book will

give great insight into the subject of Astrology and skill in prediction. The slokas

are lucid and enchanting to read. The book is as charming as Moonlight for the

study of Astrology. It is undoubtedly one of the best, briefest and lucid book on

the subject of Astrology and there is no book which can rival this primer.

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PART – 1

Information about Planets and Houses

The Zodiac, Signs and Planets

The work “Bhrigu Sutram” deals with the effects of various planets in the twelve

houses of the horoscope. Before taking up the main work, it will be useful for the

readers to have some idea of the Zodiac, the twelve parts of the Zodiac viz., the

signs and the qualities characteristics and significations of the planets as well as the

significations of the twelve houses. In this chapter we propose to give information

about the Zodiac, signs and the planets. The significations of the twelve houses will

be given in the next chapter.

The Zodiac

The Zodiac is a circle of space surrounding the Earth. It may be imagined as a belt

in the heavens about 15 degrees wide in which the planets travel. It is the Sun’s

apparent path that is called the ecliptic. The zodiacal circle is divided into twelve

parts, each part containing thirty degrees of space called the signs of the Zodiac.

Thus a sign is one twelfth division of the zodiacal circle and is denned as containing

30 degrees of celestial longitude : 12 signs each measuring 30 degrees constitute the

circle of the Zodiac or 360 degrees. In this circle the planets travel each in its own

orbit, one outlying beyond the other. The twelve signs of fhe Zodiac are Aries

(Mesha), Taurus (Vrishabh), Gemini (Mithuna), Cancer (Kataka), Leo (Simha),

Virgo (Kanya), Libra (Thula), Scorpio (Vrischika), Sagittarius (Dhanu), Capricorn

(Makara), Aquarius (Kumbha), and Pisces (Meena). It is these twelve signs

through which the planets travel or transit from west to east, going through one

sign after another in their order from Aries to Pisces. Each sign possesses a specific

influence. The planets also as they travel around the Zodiac exert an influence

according to their separate nature and position in the Zodiac.

Although according to modem Astrology there are twelve planets viz., Sun, Moon,

Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, Kethu, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto,

Hindu Astrology recognises only the first nine. Each sign of the Zodiac is owned

by a planet who is termed as its ‘ruler’. Sun and Moon rule one sign each viz., Leo

and Cancer respectively. Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn rule two signs

each. There is controversy about Rahu and Kethu ruling some signs but the fact is

that they being shadow planets do not own any signs but cast their influence

according to signs in which they are placed, or lords of those signs, or according to

planets influencing them by aspect or association. Mars rules Aries and Scorpio,

Mercury Gemini and Virgo, Jupiter Sagittarius and Pisces, Venus Taurus and

Libra and Saturn Capricorn and Aquarius.

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PLANETS [THEIR ASTROLOGICAL NATURE AND INFLUENCE]

1 Sun-The Father and Life Giver

Sun is the king of the solar kingdom. He is also called the ‘Father of Stars’. Sun is

about 93 million miles away from the Earth. He is the largest amongst the planets.

His diameter is about 110 times that of Earth and Sun is nearly 27,19,000 miles in

circumference.

Being the centre of all life force and energy and the giver of Prana, Sun is

worshipped as Sun God. He is said to represent the creator, the Brahma, with his

four faces to have a survey of all the four directions causing four seasons and the

four elements namely Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Westerners call the Sun, Apollo.

The Sun takes exactly one year to go round the ecliptic. It has only the direct

motion. It is never goes retrograde. According to Hindu Astrology Sun is the soul

of Kalpurusha (The Moon is his mind, Mercury his speech, Mars his strength,

Jupiter his knowledge and happiness, Venus his desire or lust, Saturn his misery).

For all living beings Sun represents the positive and primal front whereas the

Moon represents the negative influence. Sun is constructive and creative, Moon is

preserving and formative. Sun is the father, Moon is the mother. The Sun and

Moon are considered sovereigns. Jupiter and Venus are ministers. Mercury is the

young prince. Mars is the commander-in-chief and Saturn is the servant. Sun is the

king and the Moon is the queen. Sun and Moon are also considered luminaries.

People with Sun as the ruling planet will have honey coloured eyes. The face will

be large and round. The stature will be average. The hair and the colour of the

body will have a light shade.

Sun rules the direction East and “Grishma” Rithu (Summer season). In the birth

chart Sun represents the father of the native. In the woman’s chart Sun indicates

her husband (There is another school of thought that Jupiter represents the

husband in a female’s chart). In service Sun shows the administrative head or

Government. The Sun offers us the power of resistance and vitality. He governs

the breath of life. He rules our consciousness and denotes the individuality. He

gives the force and self will and makes one determined and decisive. The Sun in

nature is hot, dry, masculine and life giving. He possesses the power of absorption

of the nature and influence of any planet within an orb of 8 ½ degrees of his

conjunction. Sun represents health, the vital principle, general prosperity and high

office, positions of rank and title, government affairs and officials, new

undertakings, publicity, popularity, superior or proud and haughty persons. Sun

governs the sides, upper portion of the back, heart, right eye of the male and left

eye of the female. His day is Sunday, metal gold and colour orange. If he is not

hampered by unfavourable disposition or malefic aspects or association and is

dignified by position in the horoscope, Sun bestows a nature which is ambitious,

proud, magnanimous, frank, generous, humane, firm and honourable. Men ruled

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by the Sun aspire to positions of rulership and by their earnest nature inspire

others with a respect for their abilities, so they usually attain positions of trust,

responsibility and honour where they are perfectly at home and capable of

practical execution to a very satisfactory degree.

If the Sun at birth is unfavourably placed and is otherwise undignified, the native is

inclined to be too forceful, lordly, domineering, positively arrogant and

extravagant, inclining also to sickness of a feverish inflammatory native, eye

affliction and heart disorders as well as loss of position, credit or esteem due to

impulsiveness of these natives.

The Sun’s gems are diamond and ruby. Sun owns Leo. He is exalted in Aries and

debilitated in Libra. 10 degrees of Aries is highest exaltation point and 10 degrees

of Libra is his lowest debilitation point. Initial 20 degrees portion of Leo is his

Mulatrikona and the remaining 10 degrees is Swakshetra. The Sun’s friends are

Moon, Mars and Jupiter. Venus and Saturn are his enemies. Mercury is neutral to

him.

2 Moon-the Mother and Mind.

Moon is the planet nearest to the Earth. It is the only planet in the solar system

which revolves round the Earth. The Sun is the generator of power whereas Moon

is conductor of power lent by the Sun. Moon shines only by the reflected light of

the Sun. The distance between the Earth and Moon is approximately 2,38,000

miles. The Sun gives the spirit and life to all planets and Moon rules the lives of the

beings on Earth. Sun represents individuality whereas Moon shows one’s

personality. Moon also represents mother if a person is born at night Moon is

feminine. Hence the person under the rulership of Moon becomes timid,

vacillating receptive and convertible. Moon governs the impregnation, conception,

birth of child, the animal instinct the union and the embryo. It also rules the infant

stage of a person and it has powerful influence on their lives. Afflicted Moon at the

time of birth causes ailments frequently and does not allow to have proper growth.

Natives ruled by Moon generally have white complexion and charming eyes. They

are plump and of short stature. They walk with a rolling gait. Moon’s influence is

said to be cold, moist, phlegmatic and feminine. She is fruitful and convertible in

nature according to her position in the chart and her aspects and location in the

zodiac (by sign) at that time. Her proximity to the Earth and rapidity of motion

render her a powerful significator in all branches of 15 astrology. She makes a

complete transit of the zodiac (i.e. all the signs) every 27 days, 7 hours and 43

minutes. She rules liquids, fresh water, milk, public commodities like groceries,

fish, drinks etc., also sailing, brewing, nursing and females generally. Moon

influences the growth of all plant life. She governs the brain, breasts, left eye of the

male and right eye of the female. Her day is Monday, metal silver, colour white;

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gem pearl and other white stones. People ruled by Moon are usually sensitive,

emotional and domesticated, possessing a love for home and kindred. They have a

good memory. Having a fertile imagination and being also very conscientious, they

meet with many ups and downs in life. They are quite receptive and mediumistic

and frequently possess musical talent They like water and natural beauty. If the

Moon is not favourably disposed, the natives may be either too easy going and

given to self gratification and over indulgence in eating, drinking or pleasure, or

are too changeable, negative and uncertain. Person ruled by Moon do well as

nurses, cooks, confectioners, grocers, gardeners, matrons, dealers in liquids,

stewards, clerks, companions and in other occupations of a common, public or

fluctuating nature. Waxing Moon is considered a benefic and waning Moon a

malefic. Moon owns Cancer. She is exalted in Taurus and debilitated in Scorpio.

Her highest exaltation point is 3 degrees of Taurus and the lowest debilitation

point is 3 degrees of Scorpio. The first 3 degrees of Taurus constitute Moon’s

exaltation portion and the remaining 27 degrees portion is her Mooltrikona. The

whole of Cancer is her swakshetra.

3 Mars-The Brother and Courage

Mars is one of the outer planets. It is nearer to the Earth than any of the other

outer planets like Jupiter, Saturn etc. Mars is smaller than Earth and its diameter is

around 4,200 miles. According to mythological beliefs Mars is said to be the deity

of Buddhists and the God of Romans. He is the God of war and also of hunting.

Mars (or Aries in Greek, Artos in Egyptian, Angarka, Magnala, Kuja is Sanskrit)

is said to be the son of Jupiter. According to Hindu beliefs Mars is said to be the

son of the Earth and is called Bhumi-putra. He is the God of dispute, destruction

and war. Mars is a dry, fiery planet, masculine by nature. Mars has much to do with

one’s ambition and desires. Mars symbolises the senses and rules the animal

instinct in man. Generally Mars is treated as a malefic planet. If Mars is not

afflicted, he gives self confidence, endurance, impulse for all ventures and heroic

deeds, strength, courage, combativeness, sharp wit, faculty to argue, go ahead spirit

etc. Mars bestows the nature with quick mental activity and extraordinary

muscular strength, great organising ability, power for practical execution,

independent spirit, force of character, strong determination, ambition to come out

successful in the material field in spite of any opposition, and above all, leadership

in all pursuits. If Mars is weak and afflicted in a horoscope, the native will be rash,

will lose temper quickly, will be foolhardy and also quarrelsome. He will use brute

force to settle his affairs and may become a drug addict. He may turn out to be the

worst type of sexualist and satisfy his sexual urges in novel ways.

People born with Mars as their ruling planet will have white complexion with a

shade of red. The native will be tall and muscular. Their eyes will be round. Their

waists will be narrow. Mars is the chief governor for brothers and landed property.

His colour is red-gems, coral, ruby, and all red stones- day Tuesday. Mars governs

the sex organs, bladder, muscular system, head, face, left ear and sense of taste;

also cuts, bums, scolds, etc. He rules copper, gold, iron and steel, surgery,

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chemistry, military matters and wars, policemen, surgeons, dentists, butchers, those

of quick temper and reddish complexion. Being averse to dictatorship, persons

influenced by Mars usually find the best outlet for their special ability when in

business for themselves or in positions when they can direct the work of others.

Being quite inventive and mechanical, they become good designers, builders and

managers and usually make their way to the front in whatever they undertake.

Mars owns Aries and Scorpio. He is exalted in Capricorn, the highest exaltation

point being 28 degrees of4hat sign. He is debilitated in Cancer, the lowest

debilitation point being 28 degrees of that sign. The first 12 degrees portion of

Aries is his Mooltrikona and the rest is his Swakshetra. The whole of Scorpio is

also his Swakshetra. Sun, Moon and Jupiter are friends of Mars. Mercury is his

enemy. Venus and Saturn are neutral to him.

4 Mercury-The Messenger of Gods

Amongst all the planets Mercury is nearest to Sun. It revolves round the Sun in 88

days. Its diameter is nearly 3,200 miles. Mythologically Mercury was known as

Thoth, Hermes and “The Messenger of Gods”. It was usually portrayed as a youth,

flying with wings at his heels, bearing a cadaceus made of olive wood about which

were twined serpents, the rod being surmounted with a pair of wings. This symbol

represents the essential qualities of the planet, duality, speed and wisdom.

According to Hindu mythology Mercury is said to be the son of Moon. Mercurial

people generally have a youthful appearance.

The influence of the planet Mercury is neutral, dualistic, cold, moist, sexless and

convertible. He gives favourable results when he is in good association and

receives benefic aspects. Mercury can rarely be seen with naked eye as he is never

more man 28 degrees from the Sun. When he is within 8 ½ degrees of the Sun, he is

treated as combust or burnt up and loses great deal of its ability. His influence is

best when leaving the Sun. Mercury rules that part of the intellect which is

susceptible to cultivation through study, precept, observation and imitation.

Mercury influences the nervous system, solar plexus, bowels, arms, mouth, tongue,

sense of sight, perception, understanding, interpretation and expression. He deals

with travelling, teaching, clerkship, speaking, writing, printing, publishing,

literature, stationery, secretaries, book-keeping, correspondence, mailing etc. His

day is Wednesday and his metal is liquid metal or quick silver. His colour is green

and his gem is Emerald. If Mercury is well placed in the horoscope, the natives

make good linguists, orators, writers, reporters, teachers, secretaries, accountants,

etc., being fully capable of maintaining any position where adaptability, dexterity,

perception, skill, quick wit, imagination and good memory are required. They

usually conduct their work in an orderly, methodical, systematic and handy

manner being adept at simplifying arrangements. Mercury shows the type of

mentality one is endowed with, as he governs the reaction to one’s sense and

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impressions. Being an intellectual planet, the Mercurian is highly intelligent,

ingenious and analytical. He will grasp the subjects very quickly. He gives the

native retentive power and reproductive ability. A well placed and well aspected

Mercury represents a subtle political brain and intellect, a logician with learning

and discretion. A person influenced by Mercury will have curiosity to master

occult sciences also. He will be versatile, good in mathematical calculations,

engineering, accounts etc. If Mercury is afflicted, the native will be clever, cunning

and mischievous, he will turn out to be a great gambler, the worst liar, a conceited

showy person, he will pretend as though he knows everything while actually he is

devoid of real learning. The affliction of Mercury will also cause excess nervous

activity both of body and mind. There is also consequent effect on the health

detrimental to the operation of bowels and other organs under the dominion of

this planet. Mercury is the chief governor for education and uncle. Mercury owns

Gemini and Virgo. He is exalted in Virgo, the highest exaltation point being 15

degrees of Virgo. He is debilitated in Pisces, the lowest debilitation point being 15

degrees of Pisces. The first 15 degrees of Virgo is the exaltation portion of Virgo,

16 to 20 degrees portion is his Mooltrikona and the rest is Swakshetra. The whole

of Gemini is also his Swakshetra. Sun and Venus are friends of Mercury, Moon is

his enemy and Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are neutral to him.

5 Jupiter-The Great Fortune

Jupiter the mighty planet is called a giant of the solar system. It has a diameter of

88,000 miles. Jupiter takes a little less than twelve years to go once round the Sun.

Mythologically, Jupiter is the preceptor of Gods. Old Greeks considered Jupiter as

the father of Gods-Zeus. Egyptians call Mm Ammon. Jupiter is said to possess and

offer ‘Sathwaguna’. Our fortunes are governed by Jupiter who is the chief

governor for money. Jupiter is termed as ‘Greater Fortune’ and is said to be hot

moist, sanguine, temperate, social, expansive, masculine and moderate. He governs

the blood, liver, veins, arteries and thighs. He rules higher education and signifies

judges, councillors, bankers, brokers, theologians, philanthropists, also science,

law, reason and comparison. He rules financial dealings, speculation, shipping

business and foreign affairs. His day is Thursday, metal gold, colour yellow and

gems yellow sapphire and Topaz. Typical Jupiterians are usually termed jovial

owing to the fact that Jupiter gives such characteristics as socialiblity, hope,

benevolence veneration, compassion, justice, honesty, spirituality, also well

developed faculties of proportion, calculation and location. The Jupiterian is

usually quick to hit the mark as his symbol is the Archer. In the business world,

natives ruled by Jupiter become interested in large popular enterprises and deal

much in matters related to lawyers, judges, bankers, brokers and physicians.

Science and medicine, insurance and commercial travelling often engage their

attention, also affairs of philanthropic, charitable and religious or benevolent

import. Jupiter is called the ‘Greater Fortune’ because, unless he is ill placed in the

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horoscope, he bestows a considerable amount of what appears to be good luck

upon natives who are suited for positions of dignity, trust or power in business and

social circles. Having a logical, broad mind, considerable self possession, self

confidence and determination, they usually inspire confidence and attain

responsible positions. Jupiter is fiery, noble, benevolent, fruitful, jovial, optimistic,

positive, and dignified planet. He is the greatest benefic. However, much other

planets may be ill posited and threaten difficulties to a person, if Jupiter is strong

and well placed in a chart, he will enjoy the providential help at least at the last

moment to tide over the difficulties and get rid of evil. Jupiter also indicates how

far one will respect the elders, preceptors and religious scriptures. Jupiter makes

one law abiding, true, honest, sincere and dutiful. If Jupiter is afflicted in the

horoscope, the native will be an extremist and unconventional. He will be

extravagant and lavish. The other evil effects would be over optimism, false hopes,

carelessness, debts, disputes, failure in speculation, gambling, worry through

children, false prestige, loss of reputation, mis-judgment and miscalculation, etc.

Jupiterians are well built and may have a huge belly. They will have good growth

in youth, have muscular body and become so stout as to command respect from

others. Jupiter is also considered as significator for children (Santan Karaka).

Jupiter owns Sagittarius and Pisces. He is exalted in Cancer, the highest exaltation

point being 5 degrees of Cancer. He is debilitated in Capricorn, the lowest

debilitation being 5 degrees of Capricorn. First 5 degrees portion of Sagittarius is

his Multrikona and the rest is hi’-‘ Swakshetra-The whole of Pisces is also his

Swakshetra. The Sun, the Moon and Mars are friends of Jupiter. Mercury and

Venus are his enemies Saturn is neutral to him.

6 Venus-The Lover

Venus is much closer to the Sun than the Earth. The size of Venus is similar to that

of the Earth. Venus has a diameter of 7,600 miles. Venus can never be more than

48 degrees away from the Sun. Venus is the brightest planet in the solar system.

Mythologically, Venus is considered to be the Goddess of love, marriage, beauty

and comforts. It is called Maha Lakshmi, wife of Lord Vishnu. Venus is also called

one eyed. Creeks call Venus the Aphrodite. Venus is called Kama, for one’s

passion depends on its strength. Venus produces people of average height, of

plump body, and with a round and pimpled face, kind and pleasing eyes, pleasant

voice, sweet smile and curly hair. Venus is termed as a feminine planet. Venus

rules the sense of touch and to a great extent the disposition. Venus inclines to all

that pertains to the higher attributes of the mind, music, poetry, painting, singing,

drama, opera, acting and all refined amusements and adornments. The influence of

Venus is expressed as generous, kind, good humoured and loving. Venus is

considered benefic, warm, moist and fruitful. Venus governs the throat, kidneys,

veins and ovaries. His day is Friday, metal silver, colour white and gem diamond.

Men and women ruled by Venus are noticeably kind and social. When well placed

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Venus endows the native with a pleasant and handsome countenance, symmetrical

form and graceful manners. Venus inclines to harmony and as this planet rules the

sense of touch, he favours art, music and decoration. By their pleasing personality

the subjects of Venus are natural peacemakers; their refined nature softens the

ruffed feelings of friends and convert anger to pleasure. As Venus is the promoter

of pleasure, these people are splendid entertainers and excellent hosts.

When afflicted, Venus produces unsatisfactory domestic conditions, anxiety in

love, difficulty with friends of through finances. Venus rules the skin, throat, veins,

ovaries and internal generative organs and these are adversely affected by over

indulgence in amusements, eating and drinking. Venus is called Kalathra Karaka,

that is the chief governor for marriage. Venus also indicates the partner in

business. Venus is the chief planet connected with vehicles (Vahana). For those

born during day time Venus is the significator for mother. Venus owns Taurus and

Libra. Venus is exalted in Pisces, the highest exaltation point being 27 degrees of

Pisces. Venus is debilitated in Virgo, the lowest debilitation point being 27 degrees

of Virgo. First 20 degrees portion of Libra is his Mutrikona and he rest is his

Swakshetra. The whole of Taurus is also his Swakshetra. Mercury and Saturn are’

friends of Venus. The Sun and the Moon are his enemies. Mars and Jupiter are

neutral to him.

7 Saturn-The God Yama

Saturn is called ‘Sanaischara’ as it moves along the Zodiac leisurely and more

slowly than other planets. He is the outermost planet amongst the planets

recognised by Hindu Astrology. Saturn is smaller than Jupiter and his diameter is

around 75,000 miles. Saturn takes 291/2 years to go round the Sun. Hence on an

average Saturn remains in a sign for about 2 ½ years. Saturn is called ‘Yama’ as he

is the chief governor for longevity. Saturn is said to be ‘lame’ and the son of The

Sun. Saturn is sometimes symbolised as Father Time. According to Western belief

in olden days Sater or Satan was the name given to Saturn and he signified devil,

darkness, secrecy, loss and misfortune. His nature is cold, dry, phlegmatic,

melancholic, earthy and masculine. When Saturn is well placed or well aspected,

the person is grave, profound, prudent, cautious and of excellent organising and

executive ability. If Saturn is afflicted, the native is apt to be bigoted acquisitive

irritable, discontented and complaining. Saturn governs the teeth, bones spleen,

knees, right ear and sense of hearing. He rules brick laying, pottery, masonry,

plumbing and other laborious and uncongenial employment. He denotes aged

persons, thin, nervous, dark, reclusive-also farmers, miners, coal and junk dealers,

property owners etc. He rules land, property, mines, lead and dealings in real

estate. Day Saturday, metals iron and steel, colour dark blue or black, gem blue

sapphire or other blue and black coloured stones. The influence of Saturn is

commonly called evil and in this respect he is much maligned, but in reality there is

no evil since all things work together for good ultimately. Saturn acts as a deterrent

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and because he brings denial and necessity into some lives, he has been considered

as an oppressor, a Satan “He that filleth with pride will suffer a fall”; for Saturn

will bring the native to his knees, humble him, and by means of restrictions,

limitation and adversities, will cause the individual to ponder, study and seek to

find the source of woe that in future may be overcome. Thus while Saturn is a

destroyer (of false ideals), he is also a redeemer, in that he brings to mind a state of

introspection and stimulates effort towards perfection and victory. Saturnians are

extremely sensitive but they hide their feelings and emotions under a mask of

reserve. If frequently censured, they withdraw from association and their progress

and development are much delayed. Saturn is considered to be favourable for

people born in the signs owned by Venus whereas Saturn is evil to those born in

the signs governed by Mercury. He is also beneficial when he is in his own sign, or

when he occupies the signs of Jupiter or when he is exalted. Saturn when benefic

makes a person true, reliable, honest, sincere, faithful and chaste. He aids

concentration, meditation prayers, etc. Saturn is the chief governor for longevity

(He is called Ayush Karaka). If he occupies the house of longevity, namely, the 8th

house in a horoscope, the native gets a long span of life. Saturn owns Capricorn

and Aquarius. He is exalted in Libra, the highest exaltation point being 20 degrees

of Libra. He is debilitated in Aries, the lowest debilitation point being 20 degrees

of Aries. For Saturn the first 20 degrees portion of Aquarius is his Multrikona and

the rest is his Swakshetra. The whole of Capricorn is also his swakshetra. Mercury

and Venus are friends of Saturn. The Sun, the Moon and Mars are his enemies.

Jupiter is neutral to him.

8 Rahu and Ketu-the Shadowy Planets

Rahu and Ketu are called shadowy planets by our ancients. They are not

substantial heavenly bodies with an observable body shape or mass like the Sun,

Moon and other planets. Hindu mythology has in its characteristic way symbolised

these two parts of a single body. According to a Puranic story after churning of the

ocean (Samudra Manthan) came out a divine elephant, a horse, a physician, the

Goddess of wealth and Amrita or immortality. About the distribution of Amrita

there was a serious dispute amongst the Devas and Asuras. The Supreme Lord

(Lord Vishnu) assuming the shape of an alluring Mohini, took charge of

distributing the Amrita with the consent of both Devas and Asuras. She so

distributed the Amrita that all of it was consumed by Devas but one among the

Asuras had stealthily joined the ranks of Devas and got a share of Amrit but was

discovered and exposed by the Sun and the Moon. The Supreme Lord cut the

Asura in two pieces but as he had taken Amrita both the severed parts remained

alive though separated. The head got the name of ‘Rahu’ and the body and tail

‘ketu’. This made Rahu and Ketu eternal enemies of the Sun and the Moon.

Periodically they succeed in swallowing the Sun and the Moon (This is during

eclipses) but they escape as they are immortal. The fact that has since been

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universally accepted is that Rahu Ketu are celestial points on the Zodiac with

regulated movement and orbit and they have a distinct and predictable influence

in horoscopes. The motion of these points which is always retrograde, can be

calculated as accurately as the position of the Sun or the Moon, through owing to

their being without substance, this cannot be verified by visual observation.

Westerners have named Rahu and Ketu as Dragon’s Head and Dragon’s Tail

respectively. Caput and Cauda are the other names given to them by Westerners.

To understand how these imaginary points are accurately located and their

movements are calculated we have to consider the apparent paths in the heavens

of the two planets the Sun and the Moon, that is, the paths along which the Sun

and the Moon appear to an observer on earth, to rotate. The Sun appears to move

along an ellipse of which Earth is a focus. The plane of this ellipse is inclined to the

terrestrial Equator at an angle of 23 degrees. The Moon, as the satellite of the

Earth moves round it and its path is also elliptical with the Earth as a focus, and

plane of this orbit is inclined to the Equator at an angle of 28 degrees, so that the

planes of the orbits of the Sun and the Moon appear to the observer on Earth to be

inclined to each other at an’angle of 5 degrees. The two points at which the orbit of

the Moon cuts the orbit of the Sun are called nodes, and they are exactly 180

degrees apart. The point of intersection formed when the Moon’s motion is from

South to North, is said to be ascending node and named Rahu, and the point of

intersection formed when the Moon’s motion is from north to south is called the

descending node or Ketu. It has been observed that the nodes have a retrograde

movement in the Zodiac at the rate of 19 degrees 20 minutes per year. Rahu and

Ketu are said to stay in a sign for about 18 months. Rahu and Ketu indicate one

born in a low caste; one who may have intrigue with girls; is one whose thoughts

and actions will be evil. One will resort to outcastes and low born as well as in bred

people. There is quite a controversy amongst the ancients about the signs owned

by Rahu and ketu and signs in which they are exalted and debilitated. For

example, according to Uttara Kalamrita an ancient classic on Hindu Predictive

Astrology Rahu is exalted in Taurus and debilitated in Scorpio, vice versa of Ketu.

This work also assigns the sign Aquarius as owned by Rahu and Scorpio as owned

by Ketu. Mooltrikona of Rahu has been fixed as Gemini and Mooltrikona of Ketu

has been given as Virgo. Sanketnidhi another recognised work allots Gemini as the

exaltation sign of Rahu, Virgo as his own sign and Sagittarius as the exaltation sign

of Ketu and Pisces as its own Sign. It is also believed that Rahu acts like Saturn

and Ketu acts like Mars. The Gem of Rahu is “Gomed” and that of Ketu Cat’s

Eye. For further information about Rahu and Ketu please see Part II Chapter

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Chapter II

Significations of the Twelve Houses of the Horoscope

First House (or Lagna-Ascendant)

Physical stature, colour, form and shape, constitution, health, vitality and vigour,

natural dispositions and tendencies, personality and struggle for life, honour,

dignity, prosperity, general well being, head, upper part of the face, virtues,

longevity, start in life and an idea about the general structure of life.

Second House

Money matters, fortune, profit, gain or loss, one’s power and resources, worldly

attainments and possession of extrinsic value, jewellery, precious stones, bonds,

securities and shares, speech, vision, right eye, memory, imagination, nails, tongue,

nose, teeth, chin, family members. This is also a house of death or maraka sthana.

Many a learned are of the opinion that education is also a signification of this

house etc.

Third House

Mental inclination, ability, memory, intellect, inclination to study, courage,

firmness, valour, prowess, heroism, younger brothers or sisters, cousins,

neighbours, short travels, communications such as railways, wireless, posts and

telegraphs, correspondence, writings, change of residence, signing contracts or

agreements, rumours, carrying tales, hands, throat, shoulder blade, collarbone,

arms nervous system.

Fourth House

Mother, one’s home (native place), residence, domestic environments, grave,

private affairs etc., secret life, vehicles, fields, pastures, farms, orchards, mines,

buildings, ancestral property, hidden treasure, academic education, wells, water,

milk, rivers, lakes etc.

Fifth House

Progeny (children), inclinations, pleasure, artistic talent, recreation, amusement,

sports, romance, competitive activities like cards, crosswords, lottery, gambling or

betting, love affairs, ambassadors, good or bad morals, mantra-tantra, religions

mindedness, high learning and wisdom, intelligence, enormous riches, spiritual

practice etc.

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Sixth House

Sickness, diseases, nursing, food, service, employees, subordinates or servants,

debts, cattle, tenants, enemies, maternal uncle, miserliness, intense anguish,

litigation etc.

Seventh House

House of union or earthly ties, legal bondage, partner in life (wife or husband),

partner in business, conjugal life, influence in foreign countries and reputation

achieved there, sexual life, marital relations, danger to life, marakasthana (house

of death).

Eighth House

Longevity or span of life, also called house of death (because end of longevity is

death); inheritance, legacies, wills, insurance, pension and gratuity, accidents,

death by drowning, fire or suicide; misery, misfortune, sorrow, strife, worries,

disgrace, delay, dejection, disappointment, defeat, loss and obstruction, theft,

robbery, chronic diseases.

Ninth House

Faith, wisdom and divine worship; fortune or luck (bhagya), philosophy, religious

and philosophical beliefs, meditation, intuition and forethought, places of worship,

sacrifices and charity, father, preceptor (Guru), teaching, Dhanna, grandchildren,

dreams and visions, knees; communication with spirits, long journeys, voyage, air

travel, higher education, foreign travel.

Tenth House

Thighs, honour, dignity, public esteem, name and fame, power prestige, credit (for

good work and conduct), success and status, rank and renown, respect and

reputation, ambition and authority, worldly activities, responsibilities, permanency

(in service), promotion, advancement, appointment, profession, last rites to one’s

parents, religious functions. Government, high position such as President, Prime

Minister or Minister, pilgrimage to holy places, honour from Government.

Eleventh House

Friends, society, community, favourites, ambitions, wishes, desires and their

fulfilment, gains of wealth, success in undertakings, incoming wealth, profits,

prosperity, elder brothers and sisters, recovery from illness, dawn of fortune,

ankles.

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Twelfth House

Loss and impediments, restraint and limitation, waste and extravagance, expenses,

drudgery and deception, investments, donations, charities, separation from family,

going to far away places, sorrow and sin, misery and misfortune, poverty,

imprisonment, secret enemies, confinement in hospital, association, fraud, scandal,

disgrace, secret sorrows, success through occult affairs, the feet, the left eye, the

left ear, comforts of bed, debts, life in a foreign place and Moksha (final salvation).

Note:-For fuller details of the Characteristics of the nine planets and the twelve

houses, readers are requested to refer to Kalidas’s famous work ‘Uttara Kalamrit’

which is available both in English and Hindi wilh Ranjan Publications.

Effects of the 8 Planets in the Twelve Houses

Now with this chapter we give effects of various planets in the twelve houses of a

horoscope. We make a start with the effects of the Sun in the First House or the

Ascendant and the remaining houses. ‘

The Sun in the First House or Ascendant

Sutras 1-21-If the Sun is posited in the First House or Ascendant, the native will

enjoy good health. He will be of bilious constitution and will suffer from diseases

of the eye. He will be wise and of good conduct. He will have acidic stomach and

will be bereft of knowledge and sense. He will be highly intelligent, will speak less,

and will wander away from his native place. He will be happy. If the Sun is in Aries

(that is in his sign of exaltation), the native will get name and fame. If such Sun is

aspected by benefics, the native will become highly learned. If the Sun is in

debilitation (that is, in the sign Libra), the native will be dignified. He will,

however, be devoid of learning, and power and be blind. These ill effects will not

be felt, if the Sun is aspected by benefics (Jupiter or Venus). If the Sun be in Leo,

or Leo Navamsha, the native will acquire lordship over some territory. If the Sun

be in Cancer, the native will be knowledgeable. He will, however, suffer from boils

in the body. If the Sun be in Capricorn, the native will suffer from heart disease. If

the Sun be in Pisces, the native will be subservient to women. If the Sun be in

Virgo, the native will be father of daughters only. He will lose his wife and will be

ungrateful. The native will enjoy good health if the Sun be in his own sign Leo, but

if the Sun is in association with malefics or be in his enemy’s sign or sign of

debilitation, the native will suffer from fever in his third year. Such unfavourable

effects will not be felt if the Sun is aspected by benefics.

Comments-The Sun has been considered as a malefic planet in Hindu Astrology

and as a benefic by Westerners. We feel that a planet who is source of light and life

to the universe and who represents the creator Brahma, should not be termed as a

malefic planet although there is no doubt that he is a hot and cruel planet.

According to this work the Sun in the ascendant gives good health to the native

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and he is of good conduct. This is because the Sun is a planet signifying vitality and

“Sattva guna”. He suffers from bilious diseases because the Sun is bilious in

temperament. He suffers from eye diseases and is bereft of children and

knowledge. This can happen when the Sun is afflicted. The Sun being a hot planet

and a significator of light and vision can therefore affect those parts of the body

which give light and vision, namely, eyes. It is not clear how the Sun who is not a

significator of children can deprive the native of progeny unless he is the lord of

the 5th house (house of children) and is afflicted by association or aspect. It is said

that with the Sun in the ascendant, the native will be bereft of knowledge but he

will be highly intelligent. These two statements are contradictory. We believe that

the Sun unless is dignified will bestow the native knowledge and learning.

Very favourable results have been attributed to the Sun if he is in Aries, that is, his

sign of exaltation. This is so because with Aries “as Ascendant the Sun will be lord

of 5th house (a trinal and very beneficial house). Moreover the state of exaltation

will provide further dignity to an already beneficial trinal lord. He becomes

learned because the 5th house signifies intellectual capacity and when lord of such

a house is well placed in his sign of exaltation, the native will become highly

learned. He also gets name and fame because 5th house is 9th to 9th house which

signifies high learning, bhagya and prosperity. For the Sun in Libra (that is, in his

sign of debilitation) unfavourable results like being devoid of learning have been

indicated. But it is not clear how the author has taken the view that the native will

be dignified when the Sun is debilitated in the Ascendant. With Leo as ascendant,

the placement of the Sun there is an ideal position for him and naturally very

favourable results will follow.

The Sun in Cancer as ascendant is said to cause boils in the body. The ascendant

represents body of the native and Cancer being a watery sign, the hot effect of the

Sun is likely to bring about such troubles. In Pisces the Sun makes the nativesubservient

to women. The only reason for this can be the placement of the Sun in

a female and dual sign in which he perhaps loses his domineering faculty.

When the Sun is in Virgo in the ascendant the native will have only daughters and

will lose his wife. When Virgo is ascendant, the Sun will be lord of 12th house, that

is, the house sixth to 7th (house of wife). The aspect of the unfavourable 12th lord

on the 7th house is likely to cause the loss of wife. Virgo being a female sign when

containing the Sun is likely to give only daughters. It is also believed that Virgo

natives generally get more daughters than sons. For the interest of readers we give

below in brief the views given in respect of the Sun’s position in the ascendant, by

other recognised classical texts:-

Brihat Jatak-If the Sun occupies the 1st house at a person’s birth he will be valiant,

obstinate, will have defective eyes and be cruel hearted. But if Aries be the

ascendant, the person will earn himself but will suffer from eye disease. If the Sun

be in Leo, the person concerned will be night blind. If Libra be the ascendant, the

native will be blind and poor as well. If the ascendant be Cancer with the Sun in it,

the person concerned will have inflamed eyes.

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Saravali states the Sun be in the ascendant the native will be lazy, of quick temper,

proud, cruel, valiant and unforgiving. He will have cataract in his eyes if the Sun be

in Cancer. He will have defective eye sight, if Sun be in Aries in the ascendant. The

Sun in Leo will make the native night blind. If the Sun be in Libra, the native will

be poor and issueless.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native who has the Sun in the ascendant has a good

nose and body and a high forehead. He is troubled on account of his wife, children

and family. He suffers from bilious diseases. He is always travelling. His wealth is

not constant. He has ups and downs in this respect.

Note-It will be seen that there is consensus that the Sun in the ascendant adversely

affects the eyes. Normally the Sun who is himself the source of light cannot take

light out of the eyes. This adverse result described above seems to be due to the

fact that while in the ascendant the Sun will be posted in a house of loss and

expenditure, that is 12th to the second house which is inter alia significator of eye

sight and vision.

The Sun in the Second House

Sutras 22-32-If the Sun is in the second house, the native will suffer from diseases

of the mouth. In his 25th year he will incur wrath of Government and as a

consequence will suffer loss of wealth. This will not happen if the Sun is in Aries

(that is, exalted) or in Leo (own sign). If Sun is associated with a malefic, the

native will get diseases of the eye, he will have little knowledge of ancient

scriptures (Shastras) and will remain in ill health. If the Sun is aspected by benefics

the native will be protected from the above evil effects and will become wealthy. If

the Sun is with Mercury the native will stammer in speech. If the lord of the second

house is posited in his sign of exaltation, the native will talk succinctly and clearly,

will have knowledge of ancient scriptures, will be learned, will enjoy good eye

sight. This disposition will cause Rajayoga as a result of which native will acquire

name, fame and wealth.

Comments-Second house is significator of mouth. Here affliction of the Sun

therefore causes diseases of the mouth. The second house is also significator of

wealth. The Sun represents Govt. Therefore affliction of the house of wealth by

the Sun causes loss of wealth by the wrath of Govt. The author says that this event

takes place in the 25th year. This can be verified only by practical experience.

However, there is no such effect if the Sun and the second house are aspected by

benefics (like Jupiter and Venus).

In the second house the Sun with malefics is said to cause eye diseases. This is

quite understandable as the second house is a significator of eye sight and vision.

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As the second house will be badly afflicted by the Sun and other malefics, the

eyesight will be adversely affected. This disposition will also cause ill health as the

Sun signifies vitality and his affliction will weaken vitality and consequently the

native will suffer from ill health. It is said that these evil effects will not arise if the

Sun (in association with malefics) is aspected by benefics. Our view is that the evil

affects will not be entirely wiped off by the aspect of benefics but the diseases^ will

respond to curative treatment. He is also likely to acquire wealth if the benefic

influence is more dominant than the malefic influence. It is said that if the Sun is

with Mercury, the native will stammer in his speech. Generally Mercury who is

significator of speech, is combust on account of nearness to the Sun. If Mercury is

corn-bust the speaking faculty will be adversely affected. This will not happen if

mercury is not combust. Very favourable results have been indicated in the matter

of speech, name, fame and wealth if the lord of the second house is in his sign of

exaltation. These results will certainly be experienced by the native if the lord of

the second house in his position of exaltation is placed in houses other than 3,6,8,

and 12.

The view of the other important classical tests in regard to effects of the Sun in the

second house are given below:-

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be immensely rich but will be deprived of

his wealth by a king and will suffer diseases in the face.

Phaldeepika-The person concerned will be devoid of 36 learning, modesty and

wealth. He will have defect in his speech.

Saravali-The native will possess cattle and servants. He will suffer from disease of

the mouth. He will be bereft of fame and comforts. He will acquire wealth from

the king or the thieves by questionable means.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be learned. He will possess cows, horses

and elephants. He will incur expenditure on good causes. He will quarrel with

members of his family on account of his wife. All his efforts to acquire wealth will

go in vain.

Note-It will be seen that in essence the effects given by the authors are the same as

given by Bhrigu Sutras-In fact the views of the latter are more logical and

meaningful.

The Sun in the Third House

Sutras 33-42-If the Sun is in the third house, the native will be brotherless (no

younger brothers) and his elder brothers will not survive. In the 4th, 5th 8th and

the 12th years he will suffer from bodily troubles. If the Sun is associated with a

malefic, the Native will do cruel deeds. He will have two mothers and will be

valourous because when the Sun alone will deny younger brothers vide Sutra 33,

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how can he with association of a malefic give two brothers). He will be a brave

fighter. He will have a good reputation and will enjoy his wealth. If the Sun is

associated with a benefic, the brothers will become prosperous. If the lord of the

third house is strong, the brother will be long lived. If the Sun is associated with a

malefic and is also aspected by a malefic the family will be destroyed . If the Sun is

aspected by a benefic (and has no malefic influence) there will be growth of family

and the native will be wealthy, will enjoy good life and will be happy.

Comments-It is an accepted principle of Hindu Astrology that malefics in upchaya

houses, namely 3,6 10 and 11 give beneficial results. But according to the learned

author while the Sun will make the native valourous and wealthy, he will destroy

brothers particularly when he is in association with a malefic when he will also

destroy the family. The third house being second to the second house (house of

family) becomes a marakasthana for the family and malefic influence on the third

house will cause destruction of the family. It is said that if the Sun is in association

with a malefic, the native will have two mothers. The third house being 12th to the

4fh house, it will be the house of loss for the 4th house (house of mother). Hence it

is likely that the native’s mother will die and his father after remarriage will

provide him with another mother. Benefic influences on the Sun, the third house

and the lord of the third house will not only enhance prosperity of the family and

brothers who will also be long lived, but such a disposition will also make the

native wealthy and happy. If the Sun is associated with benefics, the ninth house

(house of bhagya) will be benefically affected by beneficial aspects from the third

house. If the Sun is aspected by benefics, this aspect will come mostly from the

ninth house. Thus the ninth will give favourable results enabling the native to get

name, fame and wealth. The Sun being a planet of vitality will add to the

signification of valour and make the native valourous and courageous but being a

cruel planet, the Sun will make the native indulge in cruelty.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will possess a goodintellect and great strength.

Phaldeepika-The native will be mil of strength, valourous, wealthy and generous

but he will be inimical towards his relations.

Mansagari-The native will have no brothers. He will do good to his friends and will

have wife and children. He will be wealthy, patient, of forgiving nature and will be

liked by women.

Saravali-The native will be valourous, full of strength, respected, good looking,

learned and conqueror of enemies.

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Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be full of valour. He suffers on account of

his real brothers. He goes on pilgrimages and always conquers his enemies in the

battle field. He is provided with comforts by the king.

Note-If will be seen that except in some respects, the effects of the Sun in the third

house given in the above works tally with those given by Bhrigu Sutras. However,

Bhrigu Sutras has emphasised the necessity of benefic influence on the Sun and the

third house which is logically maintainable.

The Sun in Fourth House

Sutras 43-50-If the Sun is in the fourth house, the native will have defective limbs,

he will be proud, will be opposed to the public and will be hot constitutionally. In

the 32nd year of his life he will get congenial environments. He will then become

respected and successful, will be learned, attain a high position and will become

valorous. He will not, however, be well off financially. If the lord of 4th house is

strong (by being exalted) or is in his own sign and is posited in a quadrant

(Kendra) or trine (trikona house namely 1,5 or 9), he will acquire high class

conveyances. If the lord of the 4th is associated with or aspected by a malefic or is

placed in a bad house (3, 6,8 or 12), the native will have to do with a low type of

conveyance. He will have no land of his own and will live in other people’s houses.

Comments–It is said that the native will have defective limbs if the Sun is in the

fourth. This is a very general statement Our view is that because of malefic

influence of the Sun only that part of the body can become defective which is

governed by the fourth house. The statement that the native will do well in the

32nd year of his life and will attain high position etc. can be verified by practical

experience. We have found it correct in only one case so far. It is not clear how

after getting a favourable turn in his life and attaining a high position, the native

will not be well off financially. Perhaps the Sun will not allow him to accumulate

wealth, Bhrigu Sutras-has given great importance to the position of the lord of the

4th house in delineating its effects. This is a very logical and weighty principle. No

house can prosper unless its lord is well placed. The fourth house signifies native’s

own land, own house and his native place. In spite of the Sun being in the fourth

house, if the lord of the 4th house is strong and well placed, the native will enjoy

the comforts of his own land, house and native place. If the lord of the 4th is ill

placed or is otherwise under malefic influence, the native will be deprived of these

comforts. It is evident that the Sun alone is not good for the signification of the 4th

house. It is surprising that Bhrigu Sutras makes no mention of the mother of which

the 4th house is a strong significator. Our view is that the mother will suffer by the

presence of the Sun in the 4fh house unless the Sun is in his own sign or has

benefic influence on him or the lord of the 4th and the Moon are well placed. The

Sun will also adversely affect the domestic happiness of the native.

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Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will have no happiness and will be troubled in

mind.

Phaldeepika-The native will be unhappy, without friends and relations and any

land or house. He will also lose his paternal property.

Mansagari-The native will be very sociable, soft hearted, expert in vocal and

instrumental music, conqueror, will enjoy company of his wife and wealth and will

be liked by the king.

Saravali-The native will be unhappy, without wealth and conveyances, paternal

house. He will squander away what he has and will be in the service of a wicked

king.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will always remain away from his native place.

He will be defeated by his enemy and will have no peace of mind.

Note-It will be seen that all the works mentioned above speak of adverse results

on account of the presence of the Sun in the •fourth house. Their conclusions are

logical and relevant to the significations of the fourth house. They do not

contradict the views given by Bhrigu Sutras but supplement them. Only

Manasagari has given beneficial results with which we respectfully express our

dissent. In our practical experience, we have seen Sun in 4th house (without any

benefic influence) playing havoc with the lives of people. One Makar Lagna

(Capricorn Ascendant) native had Sun in Aries (exalted) in the 4fh house. She had

at one time been a leading actress in the Indian films. We have no words to

describe the wretched life she was leading in her mid-forties when she met us. Not

bad off financially (as her horoscope was otherwise good), she had a very

disturbing domestic life and had absolutely no peace of mind. Her husband and

children had all joined against her to make her life miserable.

The Sun in the Fifth House

Sutras 51-58-If the Sun is in the fifth house, the native will be poor, of bulky body

and in his seventh year his father will face death, serious illness or misfortune. The

native will be wise and brilliant but will have few children. If the lord of the 5th is

well placed and strong there will be no death of sons. If the Sun is associated with

Rahu or Ketu, there will be loss of children due to curse of the Serpent God. If the

Sun is in conjunction with Mars, there will be loss of children due to enemy but

there will be no such loss if the combination of the Sun and Rahu or the Sun and

Ketu or the Sun and Mars is aspected by a benefic (Jupiter or Venus). When the

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Sun is in the fifth house the native will become a devotee of the Sun God. If the

Sun is strong the children will be prosperous.

Comments-The 5th is 9th to 9th house and is therefore treated as a house of

fortune (Bhagya) also. The author’s view seems to be that the Sun as a malefic

afflicts the 5th house and therefore the native remains devoid of wealth. While we

agree with this view, we also hold the view that the native will have good fortune if

the Sun becomes a functional benefic on account of lordship of an auspicious

house. The Sun is a functional benefic, (a) For Taurus Ascendant when as lord of

the 4th in 5th , (6) Leo Ascendant when as lord of the Ascendant, he will be in the

5th, (c) for Libra Ascendant when he will be lord of 11th in the 5th , (d) for Scorpio

Ascendant when as lord of the 10th he will be in the 5th and (e) for Sagittarius

Ascendant when as lord of the 9th he will be in the 5th in Aries, his sign of

exaltation. In these cases the Sun in 5th will make the native wealthy, learned,

respected and very intelligent. There is no doubt that affliction of the Sun by

Rahu, Ketu or Mars in the 5th house will cause loss of children unless there is a

powerful influence of a benefic on the 5th house. The adverse results may also not

occur if the lord of the 5th and Jupiter (significator of children) are well placed and

have benefic influence on them. It is said that if the Sun is strong in the fifth, the

sons will be prosperous. This will happen only when the Sun is in his own sign Leo

or when the Sun is in Aries his sign of exaltation. When the Sun is posited in these

signs, the native will not only be well off himself, he will be blessed with healthy

and prosperous children who will be a source of happiness to him.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be childless and with out wealth.

Phaldeepika-The native will be bereft of happiness, wealth and children. He will

also be short lived. He will be intelligent and wise and will be fond of wandering in

the jungles.

Saravali-The native will be unhappy, poor, without children, agriculturist, resident

of mountainous regions, wise, without bodily strength and short lived.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will lose his eldest son. He will be very

intelligent and will influence others by his superior knowledge. He will accumulate

wealth. He will die on account of some stomach ailment.

Note-It will be seen that the views expressed in the above recognised works tally in

essence with those expressed in Bhrigu Sutras. As we have already stated in our

detailed comments above, the adverse results such as loss of children etc. with the

Sun in the 5th will be experienced with ascendants other than Aries, Taurus, Leo,

Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius. Of course adverse results may be expected in the

case of all the ascendants when the Sun, the fifth house, lord of the 5th and Jupiter

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are under malefic influence. The accumulation of wealth as mentioned in

Chamatkar Chintamani will happen only when the Sun in the 5th is a functional

benefic. This work also says that native will. die from a stomach ailment. The

reasoning behind this statement is that the 5th house represents amongst other

things the stomach also. The affliction of the 5th house by the Sun will cause

stomach ailments.

The Sun in the Sixth House

Sutras 59-68-If the Sun is in the sixth house, the native will belong to lower caste.

He will have many enemies but will be very well off financially. In his twentieth

year the native will suffer from eye diseases, but if the Sun is aspected by a benefic,

he will not suffer from eye afflictions. The native will wander in jungles and will

take great interest in chanting* mantras. He will have good reputation but he will

have mental worries and will be constitutionally hot. If the lord of the sixth is

associated with a benefic, the native will enjoy good health. He will have many

relations and many enemies. If the lord of the sixth is weak, there will be

destruction of enemies. The father will also possess a weak constitution.

Comments-The Sun is a royal planet and belongs to high caste but when he is

placed in the sixth which is a bad house (Dusthana), the native will belong to a

backward caste. The sixth house is significator of diseases and enemies. Ill

placement of the Sun will cause eye diseases (the Sun being significator of vision)

and growth of enemies. Sixth is also an upachaya house where malefics bring

name, fame and wealth to the native. The Sun in sixth will give this good benefit to

the native. The Sun is ar significator of mountains and jungles. Ill placement of the

Sun will make the native wander in jungles, but as satva guna planet, the Sun will

make the native take interest in chanting mantras to protect himself from

difficulties. The native will have mental worries because of enemies and ill health.

It is stated in Sutras 65-66 that if the lord of the sixth is in conjunction with a

benefic the results will be (a) the native will enjoy good health (6) there will be an

increase of enemies. To us these two effects appear to be contradictory.

As the sixth house signifies enemies and diseases, a benefic influence on the lord of

the sixth should decrease the ill effect of both diseases and enemies.

According to Sutras 67-68 there will be destruction of enemies if the lord of the

sixth is weak. We entirely agree with this principle. The logic behind this principle

seems to be that if the lord of the sixth is strong, the evil signification of the sixth

house will gain strength and there will be great harm and trouble from the

enemies. If the lord is weak, the significations will become weak and there will be

destruction of enemies or there may be no enemies. A lord of an evil house

becomes more harmful if it becomes strong and it becomes a benefic when it is

weak. We would like to mention here that if the Sun is placed in his own sign Leo

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in the sixth house, only good results should be expected. Of course in such a

situation there should not be any malefic influence on the Sun.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person born will be powerful but will be over powered by his

enemies.

Phaldeepika-The native will be glorious like a king. He will be famous, wealthy,

endowed with good qualities and a conqueror.

Saravali-The native will be very passionate, will suffer from acidic troubles, will be

powerful, wealthy, a king or like a king.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be destroyer of enemies. His wealth will be

spent on the king (Government, or on friends. He will be troubled by maternal

relations and animals and tribals.

Note-All are agreed that the Sun in the sixth house gives the native, wealth, good

reputation and high position but bad health and enemies. The above views maybe

taken into account along with the views expressed by Bhrigu. Sutras which appear

to be more logical and based on well established astrological principles.

The Sun in the Seventh House

Sutras 69-74-If the Sun is in the seventh house the marriage of the native will take

place late (that is, long after the marriageable age). He will not respect the

opposite sex. He will indulge in sexual relations with women other than his wife.

He will have more than one wife. In his 25th year he will travel to a place far away

from his native land. He will be witty and fond of non-vegetarian food. He will not

have fair dealings with his wife. He will be of unstable mind. If the Sun is posited in

his own sign Leo, the native will live with only one wife. If the Sun is associated

with an enemy or debilitated planet, or if he is associated with or aspected by a

malefic, the native will have a number of wives (or will have sexual contacts with

many women.)

Comments-It is clear from what is stated above that the placement of the Sun in

the 7th house is not at all favourable for marital relations except when he is in own

sign Leo. The marriage of the native will be delayed probably because of his

incapability to settle down with one woman. Further being a malefic planet he will

spoil the normal significations of the 7th house. The Sun is a hot planet. He also

signifies vitality and virility. The native will therefore be abnormally passionate

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and will run after more than one woman to satisfy his carnal desires. This vice will

be further accentuated when there are malefic influences on the Sun as described

in Sutras 73 and 74. Sutra 70 says that the native will go away to a far off place if

the Sun is in the seventh in his horoscope. We remember of one case about the

correctness of this statement which was reported in one of the issues of Prof B.V.

Raman’s Astrological magazine. We would advise the readers to verify this by

practical experience.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned should suffer humiliation at the hands of

women.

Phaldeepika-Some part of the body of the native will be afflicted. The native will

act against the interests of the Govt. He will wander aimlessly and get humiliated.

The native will be devoid of happiness from wife.

Saravali-The native will be without lustre on his face, he will get humiliated in

public, he will suffer from diseases and will do deeds which may lead him into

prison. He will be immoral and will have no respect for women.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The wife of the native will suffer. The body of the native

will be afflicted. He will always be worrying. He will suffer loss in business.

Because of his jealous nature he will never get proper sleep.

Note-It is clear from the above views that if the Sun is in the 7th house, the native

will be immoral in all sorts of ways. Because of his immoral nature, he will get

involved in affairs which will lead to his humiliation by women. For the same

reason his marital life will not be happy. He will not be patriotic and will act

against the king or Government. For this reason he may have to wander here and

there. As far as the immorality of the native is concerned the views expressed in

Bhrigu Sutras are supported by the authorities mentioned above.

The Sun in the Eighth House

Sutras 75-82-If the Sun is in the eighth house the native will get few children. He

will suffer from eye diseases. In the 10th year he will suffer from a head injury but

he will not get this if the Sun is aspected by a benefic. The native will have meagre

wealth and the domestic cattle, cow, buffaloes belonging to the native will get

destroyed. He will suffer from chronic ailments of the body but he will be famous.

If the*lord of eighth is associated with strong planets, the native will become

owner of the land of his choice. If the Sun is exalted (in Aries) or in his own sign

(Leo), the native will be long lived.

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Comments-The native will suffer from eye diseases as the Sun in the eighth house

afflicts by powerful aspect the 2nd house which is a significator of eye sight and

right eye. His suffering from head injury in the 10th year is a matter for verification

by practical experience, but accidents is one of the significations of the eighth

house and the head injury might be caused by some sort of accident. He will have

meagre wealth because of the affliction by aspect of the 2nd house which is the

house of wealth (Dhana Bhava). It is difficult to explain how cattle of the native

will be destroyed by the presence of the Sun in the eighth house and it is again a

matter for verification by practical experience. The eighth house signifies chronic

diseases, so the native will suffer from such diseases on account of the malefic

influence of the Sun in this house. The Sun is a planet of longevity and his being

strong by being in exaltation or by his being in his own sign will enhance the span

of life of the native. The native getting land of his own choice if the Sun is

associated with strong planets, is not clear to us. The eighth house has nothing to

do with lands. In fact if the Sun as lord of the 4th is in the 8th, the native is likely to

lose the lands or the house he possesses. However, a benefic and strong Sun may

bring land to the natives by inheritance.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The native will have a limited number of issues and will have

defective eye sight.

Phaldeepika-There will be loss of wealth, loss of longevity, loss of friends, poor eye

sight.

Saravali-The native will suffer from eye troubles, will be devoid of happiness and

wealth, will be short lived and unhappy because of separation from near and dear

ones.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will always be ready to do any work entrusted

to him. He will always be in difficulty. He will have close relations with foreign

women. He will be a drug addict. His money will be stolen by thieves. He will

suffer from diseases of the secret organs.

Note-Except the views of Chamatkar Chintamani. the views of the other

authorities mentioned above tally with the conclusions of Bhrigu Sutras. The views

of Chamatkar Chintamani are also relevant to the significations of the eighth

house.

The Sun in the Ninth House

Sutras 83-87-If the Sun is in the 9th, native will be a devotee of the Sun and other

Gods. He will be religious-minded but not much fortunate and will be inimical to

father. If the Sun is exalted or is in his own sign the results will be very favourable

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namely, the native will be blessed with wife and children. The native’s father will

be long lived. He will also be very wealthy, will take interest in religious rites and

meditation and will be devoted to the preceptor and God. If the Sun is posited in

his sign of debilitation (Libra), enemy or malefic sign or if he is aspected by a

malefic, there will be loss of father (this means that this disposition will adversely

affect the longevity of the father). If the Sun is aspected by or associated with a

benefic, the father will be long lived.

Comments-The ninth house being house of Dharma, the presence of a Sattva guna

planet like the Sun makes the native religious minded and a devotee of God, but

its other significations suffer on account of the Sun being a malefic planet. He will

become less fortunate and the native will have inimical relations with his, father

(ninth house is a significator for father). Being 5th to 5th the ninth is also house of

children. It is also house of prosperity and Bhagya. If the Sun is exalted (in this

situation the ascendant will be Leo, and Sun as lord of ascendant will be exalted in

the ninth house, an excellent disposition), or in his own sign Leo (this position of

lord of the ninth being in the ninth will generate a powerful Raja Yoga), all the

good results of the ninth house will be magnified. The native will be blessed with

wife and children, he will be very fortunate-and prosperous, he will have great

faith in religion, he will pay respect to the preceptor and God and his father will be

well off and long lived. Malefic influence on the Sun (and consequently also on the

ninth house) will not only adversely affect the longevity of the father but also other

significations of this house. Benefic influence will cancel the malefic results.

Other Views-

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be endowed with children, wealth and

happiness.

Phaldeepika-The father of the native will not be happy and be shortlived. The

native will get happiness from children and relations, and will pay respect to

Brahmins (religious leaders) and God.

Saravali-The native will be wealthy, blessed with children, devotee of Brahmins

and God and inimical towards mother.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be an evil person, he will always be

mentally worried, he will perform religious rites unwillingly and will suffer from

the hands of his real brothers.

Note-The views of the above authorities are self explanatory. It is not clear how

Saravali refers to mother when the Sun and ninth house have nothing to do with

her. We would prefer to give more weight to the views expressed in Bhrigu Sutras

in which a very clear distinction has been in effects as a result of benefic and

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malefic, weak and strong disposition of the Sun and also of the benefic and malefic

influences on the Sun and the ninth house. Evidently, Brihat Jatak and Saravali

have given the effects of a favourably disposed Sun and Phaldeepika and

Chamatkar Chintamani have given effects of the Sun according to his normal

significations (that is as a malefic but sattva guna planet).

The Sun in the Tenth House

Sutras 88-95-If the Sun is in the tenth house, the native will make distinctive

achievements in the educational sphere by his 18th year, and will become famous

and quite capable of learning well. If three planets aspect the Sun, the native will

be liked by -the king (Government), he will do pious deeds, will be very brave and

valorous and earn good reputation. If the Sun is exalted (that is, he is in Aries) or

is in his own sign Leo, the native will become powerful and famous on account of

his good qualities and achievements. He will construct reservoirs and temples and

places for housing cows and Brahmins. If the Sun is in the sign of a malefic, or is

aspected by or associated with a malefic, there will be obstructions in his

professional career. He will indulge in evil deeds, will be of undesirable conduct,

immoral and sinful.

Comments-The Sun is considered powerful in the 10th house as he gets directional

strength in this house. If not afflicted by malefic influence, the Sun will give all the

favourable results mentioned above. When the Sun is exalted in the 10th, the

ascendant will be Cancer and the Sun as exalted .lord of the 2nd house (house of

wealth) will be in 10th. This will give rise to an excellent Dhanayoga which will

make the native very wealthy and prosperous and a man of high status as will be

seen from the following horoscope of the late Pandit Moti Lal Nehru. If the Sun is

in his own sign Leo the lord of 10th will be in 10th giving rise to a powerful

Rajayoga and no achievement will be too high for him. The tenth house is also

house of Karma. It is therefore but natural that benefic influences on the Sun and

the tenth house and its dignity will make the native do pious deeds, and malefic

influence will turn him immoral and make him indulge in evil and sinful deeds.

As far as the effects of the aspect of the three planets on the Sun as mentioned in

Sutra 89, we see no logic behind the conclusion arrived at. We leave it to the

readers to verify this from their practical experience.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be happy and powerful.

Phaldeepika-The native will be blessed with children and will have all comfort’of

conveyances. He will be wise, wealthy, powerful and of good reputation.

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Saravali-The native will be blessed with children and will be wise and wealthy. He

will enjoy the comfort of conveyances. He will achieve success in his profession,

will remain unconquered and will be noble and will attain high status.

Chamatkar Chintamard-The native win achieve success in his work like a king. He

will cause pain to his mother (as Sun as a malefic aspects the fourth house which is

significator for mother) and will get separated from his relations. He will always be

mentally worried.

Note-Readers will not fail to realise that good effects given by Brihat Jatak,

Phaldeepika and Chamatkar Chintamani are of the Sun in the tenth house when

he is dignified and has benefic influences. Very clear distinction has been made of

the effects of such influences in the conclusions given in Bhrigu Sutras.

The Sun in the Eleventh House

Sutras 96-102-If the Sun is in the eleventh house the native will have substantial

income from agricultural operations. In his 25th year he will acquire conveyances.

By the use of his wealth and diplomatic talk, he will be able to acquire more

wealth. He will suffer from a serious kind of fever and will have cordial relations

with his employees. If the Sun is with a malefic he will incur lot of expenditure and

will be without any conveyance. If the Sun is in his own sign or is exalted, he will

have immense wealth. If the Sun is in conjunction with the lord of the 4th house,

he will have sources of income at many places and will acquire conveyances and

will be very fortunate.

Comments- 11th is an upachaya house and is very auspicious and beneficial for

almost all planets unless they are lords of bad houses or there is malefic influence

on them. The Sun in the 11th according to Sutra 96 gives substantial income from

agricultural operations. The native also acquires conveyances and is able to gain

wealth by talking in a diplomatic manner according to Sutra 97. Diplomacy is

acquired by the native as the Sun aspects the 5th house which signifies diplomacy.

If the Sun is in his own sign or is exalted the acquisition of wealth will be more

accentuated but if the Sun is associated with a malefic there will be loss of wealth

probably on account of native becoming extravagant. He will also not possess any

conveyance. The conjunction of the Sun with the lord of 4th has been stated to be.

very beneficial to the native. Although it is not mentioned in the above Sutras,

conjunction of the Sun with the lord of 2nd, 1st or 9th would also be very beneficial

particularly when the Sun be in his own sign.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The Sun in the 11th house will make the person born wealthy.

Phaldeepika-The native will be wealthy, long lived and happy. He will have

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command over many persons, that is, he will be of high status.

Saravali-The native will accumulate wealth, will be powerful, will hate others, will

be without servants, will stick to his words and will be successful in his ventures.

Chamatkar Chifitamani-The native will acquire wealth from the king

(Government) and possess many kinds of wealth. He will destroy his enemies by

his valour but will be unhappy in the matter of children.

Note-The eleventh house is a house of gains and all the authorities mentioned

above agree with Bhirgu Sutras that the placement of the Sun in this house is

beneficial for acquisition of wealth.

The Sun in the Twelfth House

Sutras 103-110-If the Sun is in the 12th house, the native will suffer from

appendicitis in the 36th year of his life. He will waste his money on undesirable

purposes, he will be sinful and will incur loss of wealth. He will be accused of

killing a cow and will live away from his native land. If the Sun is associated with

strong and auspicious planet or planets the native will enjoy blessings of God. He

will also enjoy bed comforts (sexual pleasures). If the Sun is in conjunction with

malefics the native will incur wasteful expenditure and will be deprived of bed

comforts. If the Sun is associated with the lord of the sixth house the native will

suffer from leprosy but he will recover from this disease if a benefic aspects the

Sun. The presence of the Sun in the 12th also will make the native sinful and there

will be aggravation of the diseases he suffers from.

Comments-The 12th is a house of loss in all respects. It. Is also a dusthana. The

important significations of this house may be seen in Part I-Chapter II. When the

12th house is occupied by a malefic planet, the significations of the house play their

full role. The Sun in the 12th will give only unfavourable results described above.

The results will not be so unfavourable if there is a benefic planet in the 12th but

whether the planet is a benefic or a malefic, the significations of the house he owns

will also suffer badly. If, however, The Sun be in his own sign Leo in the 12th, the

results will be good and beneficial to the native. This disposition will give rise to

‘Vipreet Rajayoga’.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person will suffer degradation.

Phaldeepika-The native will be inimical towards his father. He will suffer from eye

troubles. He will be without wealth and childless.

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Saravali-The native will have a lean body. He will be one eyed, sinful, childless,

inimical to his father, powerless and mean.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will suffer from eye troubles. He will be

victorious in the battlefield. He will live at only one place to earn his livelihood. He

will gain wealth during journeys.

Note-All the authorities except Chamatkar Chintamani agree with the views of

Bhrigu Sutras that inauspicious results follow from the placement of the Sun in

12th house according to significations of this house. They have not given the

effects of the benefic influences on the Sun, as described in Bhrigu Sutras.

Effects of the Moon in Twelve Houses

The Moon in the first House of Ascendant

Sutras 1-8-If the Moon is in the first house (ascendant), the native will be very

handsome looking but unsteady mentally. He will suffer from bodily troubles and

will be happy at watery places. He will perform many travels in his 15th year. If the

Moon in the Ascendant is in Aries, Taurus or Cancer, the native will be well

versed in shastras (Hindu religious scriptures), wealthy, happy and soft spoken. He

will have soft skin and strong build but he will not be intelligent. If the Moon is

aspected by benefics, the native will be powerful, wise, intelligent, healthy, clever

conversationalist and wealthy. If the lord of the ascendant is weak, the native will

suffer from ill health. If he is aspected by a benefic the health will be good.

Comments-Moon symbolises beauty. Her placement in the ascendant makes the

native very handsome in appearance. Moon is always waning and waxing and

represents mind (manaska- raka). The mind of the native will therefore be

unsteady. Moon is a watery planet. The native will therefore like watery places.

When the Moon is in Aries in the ascendant, she will be lord of the 4th in the 1st.

When she is in Taurus she will be exalted as lord of the 3rd in the 1st. When the

Moon is in Cancer she will be in her own sign, in the Ascendant. The effects of

these dispositions given are that the native will be versed in shastras, wealthy,

happy, a king. He will be soft spoken, will be of strong body but not intelligent. We

agree with the author in as far as position of Moon with Aries and Cancer as

ascendants but we are not sure that the same will be the case with Taurus as

ascendant. The View of Bhavartha Ratnakar in this respect is as under: That is, the

Moon in Taurus as ascendant is not particularly good for giving wealth. We also

feel that the Moon should be waxing (or full Moon) to give the good results in full.

We also feel that Moon in Scorpio, Libra and Pisces in the Ascendant will also be

good because she will be in the ascendant as lord of the 9th, the 10th and the 5th

respectively. The reason for the native not being intelligent may be due to the

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instability of native’s mind. If the Moon is aspected by a benefic the native will be

powerful, intelligent, wealthy etc. Very good results will accrue when Jupiter is in

seventh to Moon (this disposition will give rise to Gajkesari yoga-a very beneficial

yoga conferring wealth, name and fame upon the native). For a planet to give good

results it is very necessary for the lord of the sign in which it is posited, to be strong

and well placed. It is for this reason it is said that if the lord of the ascendant is

weak the native will suffer from ill health. He will be quite healthy if the lord of

the ascendant gets benefic aspect.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be mute, insane, stupid, blind, base or

mean, deaf or servile (this does not apply to birth with Moon in Aries, Taurus or

Cancer). If the Moon should occupy her own house identical with the Ascendant,

the person will be rich. If Aries takes the place of Cancer, the person concerned

will have many children. If Taurus be the ascendant, the person will be wealthy.

Phaldeepika-If the Moon of the bright half of the lunar month (Sukla Paksha) is in

the ascendant, the native will be fearless, of strong body, wealthy and long lived.

Quite opposite will be the results if the Moon is of dark half of the lunar month.

Saravali-If the Moon is in Aries, Taurus or Cancer in the ascendant or if the full

Moon is posited in other ascendants, the native will head in handsomeness,

generosity, good qualities, wealth and enjoyment.

A waning Moon in the ascendant will make the native mean, deaf, mute and

perturbed.

Chamatkar Chintamani-If the Moon be in Aries, Taurus and Cancer in the

ascendant, the person concerned will be rich, lustrous and will enjoy all kinds of

comforts. If Moon be in Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio Capricorn, Aquarius

and Pisces in the ascendant, the native will be poor, weak bodied, stupid and deaf.

Note-The ill effects of the Moon given by Brikat Jatak apply to a weak or waning

Moon. In Aries, Taurus and Cancer the Moon has been held very beneficial. The

effects given by Saravali are quite logical. As regards the views of Chamatkar

Chintamani, we feel that Moon in Pisces, Scorpio and Libra in the ascendant will

also give good results as such a Moon will be in the ascendant as lord of the 5th,

the 9th and the 10th respectively.

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The Moon in the Second House

Sutras 9-14-The native will be handsome in appearance, full of glory, wealthy and

easily satisfied. In his 18th year he will get the appointment as his commander-inchief

by the king (this can also mean that he gets a distinguished professional

achievement by the favour of the king in his 18th year). If the Moon is associated

with a malefic, the native will be uneducated. If the Moon is in conjunction with

benefic or benefics, the native will be highly educated and wealthy. If only .full

Moon is in the second house, the native will be very wealthy and highly educated.

Comments-The second house amongst other things is also significator efface. The

Moon in the first as well as in the second house gives the native a handsome

appearance. It is stated that if the Moon is in the second, the native is appointed

commander-in-chief in the 18th year of his life. This is difficult to swallow. It is

hardly likely that any person at the tender age of 18 can be capable of and

qualified to hold such a high and responsible post. This may have been possible in

the times of the author but it is quite impracticable now-a-days. All that we should

infer from this statement is that a benefic Moon in the second (preferably in Aries,

Taurus or Cancer) will help the native to achieve in his young age a distinct

professional achievement by the favour of the King and Government. The second

house is house of wealth (Dhanabhava). According to author of Bhrigu Sutras

educational achievements also fall within the sphere of the second house. That is

why it is stated that if Moon is under malefic influence, the native will be

uneducated. If the Moon in the second house is under benefic influence, or if there

is a full Moon alone in the second house, the native will be highly educated and

wealthy. In this connection it should be noted that full Moon is rated as a first class

benefic.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will have a large-family.

Phaldeepika-If the Moon is in the second the native will be soft spoken and will

enjoy all material comforts, but there will be something wrong with his speech.

Saravali-Native will get all comforts of life and happiness, will have friends and will

be wealthy. If there is full Moon in the second house the native will be very rich

but will not be much talkative.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will gain wealth and enjoy all comforts of the

body (that is, he will be very healthy). He will enjoy women and will be

affectionate towards members of his family. He will be very handsome.

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Note-All are agreed that the Moon in the second house will give very beneficial

results according to the significations of this house, assuming however, that there is

no malefic influence on such Moon. It should also be assumed that the lord of the

second is well placed in the horoscope. Here we also take the liberty of mentioning

that Moon in the second house will not give good results if she is lord of 6th, 8th

and 12th. This will happen when Aquarius, Sagittarius and Leo are the ascendants

respectively.

The Moon in the Third House

Sutras 15-18-If the Moon is in the third house the native will have average number

of sisters. He will suffer from rheumatic troubles, his agricultural output will be

negligible and he will be unfortunate. In his 24th year he will get punishment from

Government as a result of which he will have to suffer loss of wealth. He will lose

his cattle wealth. He will be a backbiter but intelligent and will have good number

of brothers.

Comments-According to the learned author of Bhrigu Sutras, the placement of the

Moon in the third house is not favourable in the matter of finance. We, however,

think that things will change for the better if the Moon is in Taurus (when she will

be exalted as the lord of the 5th) or in Cancer when she will be in his own house

and aspect the ninth house i.e., house of bhagya and prosperity. The significationbrothers

and sisters are not damaged by the presence of the Moon in the third

house. Having negligible agricultural production, payment of penalties to

Government and loss of cattle wealth are all results of being unfortunate.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The native will be cruel.

Phaldeepika-The native will be happy on account of his brothers. He will be

intoxicated with power and will be courageous, but miser.

Saravali-The native will look. after his brothers well, he will be healthy and strong

and also courageous. He will be educated and will accumulate clothes and grains.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The person concerned will acquire wealth through his

valour (that is by army service). He will be a powerful saint even after having

sexual contacts with many women. He will earn fame on account of his religious

accomplishments. He will enjoy happiness from the side of his brothers.

Note-Except for the views of the Brihat Jatak, the other authorities mentioned

above have not found the positing of the Moon in the third house so unfavourable.

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We are of the view that things would definitely be brighter for the native if the

Moon in third house were in Aries, Taurus or Cancer or even Capricorn. In the

last position the Moon would be aspecting his own house, vu. the ninth house

(which will be in Cancer), thereby improving the significations of the house of

bhagya. A full Moon in the third will also prove beneficial.

The Moon in the Fourth House

Sutras 19-24-The native will be crowned as a king (that is he will attain a very high

status in Government), he will own many horses (now-a-days he will own many

conveyances) and he will enjoy agricultural and financial prosperity but his mother

will be sickly. The native will have milk to drink in abundant quantities but he will

be brought up on breast milk of women other than his mother. He will get plentiful

good food to eat and be happy but he will be fond of women other than his wife. If

the Moon is strong by being full or in his own sign Cancer, the mother will be long

lived. She will be short lived if the Moon is weak (that is, waning). The waning

Moon will also deprive him of the comforts of conveyances but he will enjoy these

comforts if the Moon is strong. If the lord of the 4th is exalted, the native will have

the good fortune of owning many kinds of conveyances.

Comments-The effects of the Moon in the fourth house as given above are

relevant to the significations of this house. ‘The fourth house signifies amongst

other things, mother, milk, agricultural land, conveyances etc.

The Moon will cause the native to achieve king like status because from the 4th

house, she will be aspecting the 10th house but for this purpose it seems to be

essential for the Moon to be very strong and beneficial. This can be possible when

the Moon is full or is in Cancer or lord of the 5th (Pisces Ascendant), 9th (Scorpio

Ascendant) or 10th (Libra Ascendant). Other good results ascribed to the Moon

will accrue if the Moon is disposed as mentioned above. The mother will be sickly

or the native will be brought up on the breast milk of women other than the

mother, if the Moon is malefic on account of her nearness to the Sun and the lord

of the 4th is under evil influence.

Other views

Brihat Jatak-The person will be happy.

Phaldeepika-If the Moon is in the fourth house, the native will be happy, fond of

luxuries and women and of sacrificing spirit. He will have good friends, good

reputation and will enjoy the comfort of conveyances.

Saravali-The Native will be well provided with friends and relations, grains, house,

conveyances and will be very happy. He will conduct business across the rivers or

oceans.

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Chamatkar Chintamani-The person concerned will occupy a position of high status

with the king (Government). He will lead a happy married life and will be blessed

with children. The native will not get much happiness in his childhood.

Note-In essence all the above authorities agree with the conclusions mentioned in

Bhrigu Sutras.

The Moon in he Fifth House

Sutras 25-32-If the Moon is in the fifth house the native will be successful in

pleasing deities (by his devoted worship). The wife of the native will be good

looking but quick tempered and will have an ugly birth mark in between her

breasts. The native will acquire cattle wealth, will have two wives, will have

abundant supply of milk, will be of ‘satwik’ nature and a hard worker. He will be

worried and will beget a number of daughters and only one son. He will be a

worshipper of female deities. If the Moon is aspected by or associated with a

benefic or benefics the native will do good to others. This will not happen if the

Moon has malefic influence by association or aspect. If the Moon is strong by

being a full Moon, the native will take interest in feeding others, he will be

powerful and will be full of glory by the blessings of many learned people. He will

do pious deeds, will be very fortunate and prosperous, learned and a Rajyogi (one

who while being in a high and prosperous situation enjoys worldly things but

remains saintly and possesses a sense of detachment and renunciation. For

example, because of such qualities King Janak was knoan as Rajarishi or Rajyogi).

Comments-‘Mantra Siddhi’ is one of the important significations of the 5th house.

A beneficial Moon in the 5th enables the native to get the blessings and pleasure of

the female deities by sincere and devoted worship. Being ninth to the ninth house

the 5th house is also a house of Dharma and Bhagya. This house also signifies

riches etc. Therefore with the beneficial influence of the Moon, the native will

become very prosperous in all respects and will be able to keep two wives. The

wife will be beautiful because the Moon is a planet who symbolises beauty. It

would, however, be relevant to ascribe such an effect to the Moon in 7th house

which signifies wife. We can ascribe beauty to the wife in the fifth house also in

case the Moon as lord of the 7th is strongly placed in the 5th. Such a disposition

could be possible in a horoscope with Capricorn as ascendant where lord of the 7th

Moon will be in the 5th in Taurus, her sign of exaltation. It is not clear how the

Moon will make the wife quick tempered and she will have an ugly birth mark in

between the breasts. The 5th house is not a significator for wife and breasts. The

fifth house is also a significator for religious mindedness, spiritual practice and

prayers by incantations. Benefic influence of the Moon can therefore make the

native a Rajyogi. Moon is a female and fruitful planet. Her presence in 5th house

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(house of children i.e. Suta Bhava), naturally gives more female issues than male

issues.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The native will have children.

Phaldeepika-The native wiUJoe highly intellectual and will have good sons. He

will become a minister of the king.

Saravali-The native will be timid, educated and will acquire and accumulate

clothes and grains. He will have friends and children and will be wise and full of

glory.

Chamatkqr Chintamani-The native will enjoy happiness in the matter of children.

He will acquire agricultural wealth and lands. He will be of pious mind and he will

acquire wealth by doing banking and other business.

Note-The views of the Brihat Jatak, Phaldeepika and Saravali are quite relevant to

the significations of the 5th house. The views of Chamatkar Chintamani are

relevant in respect of children and acquisition of wealth only.

The Moon in the Sixth House

Sutras 33-40-If the Moon is in the sixth, the native will be poor and of diseased

body. In his 36th year native will develop illicit relations with a widow. If the Moon

is associated with a malefic the native will indulge in sinful deeds. If the Moon is in

conjunction with Rahu or Ketu the native will be bereft of wealth, he will have

dangerous enemies, will be quarrelsome, without brothers and will suffer from

stomach ailments. If this disposition watery places like ponds, wells, may prove

dangerous for his life. If the Moon is in conjunction with a malefic the native will

suffer from ill health. If the Moon is waning, it will give totally malefic results. If

the Moon is in conjunction with a benefic the native will have strong constitution

and will be free from diseases.

Comments-The Moon if posited in the sixth will lose all her good significations and

the evil effects will be aggravated if the Moon comes under malefic influences. The

native will indulge in sinful and immoral deeds because the ‘sattvic’ qualities of the

planet will be destroyed by malefic influences. The Moon is a watery planet,

therefore under malefic influences watery places will become a source of danger

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for the native. If the Moon in the sixth is under benefic influences the native will

enjoy good health.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will have many enemies, will have a delicate

constitution and a dyspeptic appetite. His sexual passion will also be weak. He will

be harsh in temperament and indolent in his work.

Phaldeepika-The native will be short lived and stupid. He will suffer from stomach

ailments and will be defeated and humiliated by enemies.

Saravali-The native will suffer from stomach ailments. If the Moon is weak

(waning), the native will be short lived.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be opposed to king (Government) and will

acquire fame by his own glorious deeds. He will conquer his enemies. He will not

be devoted to his mother.

Note-Except for Chamatkar Chintamani all the above authorities seem to be in

agreement with Bhrigu Sutras about the evil effects of the Moon when posited in

the sixth house. The effects mentioned by Chamatkar Chintamani may be realised

if the Moon is under substantial benefic influence and is exalted or in her own sign

Cancer. The Moon in the Seventh House Sutras 41-46-If the Moon is in the

seventh house the native will be soft spoken and will get a wife in his 32nd year.

He will have some defect in his eyes and vttll be fond of women. He will have to

undergo surgery caused by contacts with women. He will get favours from the king

(Government). If the lord of the seventh is powerful he will have two wives. If the

Moon is weak (waning), there will be loss of wife. If the Moon is full, or powerful

or in his own sign, there will be only one wife and all comforts and luxuries will be

available to him.

Comments-Our views are that a benefic Moon will give good effects in the seventh

house. The marriage will be delayed only if there is some malefic influence on her.

Also the other ill effects ascribed to the Moon will be felt if there is evil influence

on the Moon. Moon being a royal planet, she enables the native to get fame from

the Government. If the lord of the seventh is powerful the native will have the

privilege and means to enjoy the company of two wives. A malefic Moon will cause

loss of wife. If the Moon is full, exalted or in his own sign he will be a devoted

husband and will therefore like to keep only one wife. Such Moon will also provide

him with all comforts and luxuries.

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Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be envious and will be exceedingly over

head and ears in love.

Phaldeepika-The native and his wife will both be very good looking and will love

each other.

Sarauali-The native will be good-looking, well behaved, happy and passionate. If

the Moon be weak (waning), the native will be poor and will suffer from ill health.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will get all happiness from his wife. He will

enjoy gains in inland trade and business. He will like sweet dishes. He will be very

greedy. He will be so weak that he will get defeat from his enemies.

Note-The essence of the views expressed above seems to be that a benefic Moon

will give good results and a malefic Moon will give bad results in regard to the

significations of the seventh house. The view of Chamatkar Chintamani that Moon

in the seventh will make the native greedy is not clear to us. The views given by

Bhrigu Sutras are more detailed and to the point.

The Moon in the Eighth House

Of comfort from conveyances. Watery places like ponds, tanks, wells etc. will be

sources of danger to his life. He will be separated from his relations on account of

his wife. If the Moon is in her Own sign or exalted, the native will be long-lived.

He will have medium span of life if the Moon is waning.

Comments-The 8th is one of the most inauspicious houses of the horoscope and a

planet loses all its good significations when posited in this house. 8th house is 12th

(house of loss) to the 9th house which signifies fortune and prosperity. The Moon

in this house will therefore spoil the comforts to the native and he may have

therefore amongst other adversities also be deprived of the comfort of

conveyances. The 8th house is a powerful significator for accidents. The Moon

being a watery planet will produce danger to life from drowning. As regards the

statement that the presence of the Moon in 8th house will separate the native from

his relations on account of his wife we are unable to find any astrological reason

for it, but as the statement comes from a distinguished authority, the readers may

verify it from their practical experience. If the Moon is exalted or is in her own

house the native will be long lived. This is because the 8th house being house of

longevity a strong Moon (she will be lord of 8th in 8th if she is in her own sign), will

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give a long life to the native. Life will be shortened if the Moon is weak and

quantum of shortening life will be in proportion to the weakness of the Moon. We

are also of the view that in determining longevity the strength and disposition of

the lord of the ascendant and the lord of the 8th house should also be kept in view.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person will have a fickle mind and suffer from diseases.

Phaldeepika-The native will suffer from diseases and will be shortlived.

Saravali-The native will be intelligent, full of glory and lean and thin on account of

diseases he will suffer from. If there is waning Moon in the 8th the native will be

shortlived.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will always be surrounded by physicians (this

means he will always be sickly). He will suffer from horrible afflictions, will always

be in fear from enemies and will have to face many adversities.

Note-Except Saravali, all the authorities mentioned above have attributed evil

effects to the Moon in the 8th house. The good effects described by Saravali may

be realised if the Moon be in his own sign or when the Moon is aspected by a

benefic like Jupiter.

The Moon in the Ninth House

Sutras 47-53-V the Moon is in the ninth house, the native will be highly learned

and charitable. He will construct ponds, tanks for the good of others and shelters

for cows. He will also be fortunate in the matter of children who will be

prosperous. If the Moon is full, the native himself will be very fortunate and his

father will be long-lived. If Moon is in conjunction with a malefic or in the house of

a malefic, the native will be unfortunate and will suffer loss of his parents early in

his life.

Comments-The ninth is house of dharma, bhagya, prosperity and also of children.

Unless the Moon is in conjunction with or aspected by a malefic or is in the house

of a malefic, she improves the good significations of this house. The native will

become highly learned and charitable and will have prosperous children. If the

Moon is full he will become very prosperous and his father will be long-lived.

When there is any kind of evil influence on the Moon, the significations of the

house will suffer. The native will be unfortunate and will get unhappiness on

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account of the loss of his parents early in his life. If the Moon is in his own sign in

the ninth, the lord of ninth will be in the ninth giving rise to a powerful Rajayoga

conferring great name, fame and prosperity to the native. If the Moon is in Taurus

(then the ascendant will be Virgo) she will be exalted in the ninth as lord of the

eleventh house (house of gains) and this disposition will be highly beneficial to the

native in every respect.

Other Views

Brihat Jatdk-The person concerned will possess sons, friends relations and wealth.

Phaldeepika-The native will perform pious deeds and will have sons (children).

Saravali-The native will be a devotee of Gods and obedient to his parents. He will

be happy and intelligent and will be blessed with children. He will also be

attractive for members of the opposite sex.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be respected by all, even Brahmins. He

will become fortunate from his young age and will be courageous.

Note-It is seen that all the authorities mentioned above have taken the view that

the Moon in the ninth house will give beneficial results but none of them has

covered the significations of ninth so completely as Bhrigu Sutras has done.

The Moon in the Tenth House

Sutras 54-60-If the Moon is in the tenth house the native will achieve high

academic attainments. He will be brilliant, will do pious deeds, will be famous and

kind hearted. If the lord of the tenth is powerfully disposed, the native will be

highly virtuous. If the Moon is in cojnunction with or aspected by a malefic, the

native will have illicit relations with a widow in his 27th year and will earn

bitterness of the people on that account. He will indulge in sinful deeds and will

have to face obstacles in all spheres of his life.

Comments-The tenth house is house of karma, profession, honours etc. If there is

no evil influence on the Moon, and the lord of the house is well disposed she will

give beneficial results in respect of all the significations of this house. The native

will do good deeds and be highly intelligent and kind hearted. As the Moon will

aspect the 4th house, the native will achieve high academic attainments. With evil

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influences on the Moon, the significations of the tenth house will be spoiled and

the native will indulge in sinful deeds of all kinds and his life will be full of

obstructions. If the Moon is in her sign Cancer (the ascendant will then be Libra),

the Lord of the tenth will be in the tenth house, giving rise to a powerful Rajayoga

conferring great name, fame and honour upon the native.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person will complete to perfection anything he undertakes and

will be endowed with virtue, wealth, intellect and valour.

Phaldeepika-The native will be conqueror, and he will get success very early in any

venture he undertakes. He will do virtuous deeds. Saravali-The native will be

happy, devoted to his work which he will perform successfully, wealthy, pious,

valorous and charitable.

Note-All the authorities are in agreement that the Moon in the tenth house will

give very beneficial results in respect of the significations of this house. But it

should not be forgotten (as stated in Bhrigu Sutras) that for beneficial results to

accrue there should not be any evil influence on the Moon and the lord of the

tenth house should be well disposed in the horoscope.

The Moon in the Eleventh House

Sutras 61-69-If the Moon is in the eleventh house, the native will be highly learned,

will have sons and will be helpful to others. At the age of 50 he will be father of

many sons. He will also possess praiseworthy qualities. If the lord of the eleventh

house is weak, the native will lie put to lot of expenditure. If the lord of the

eleventh is strong (and well disposed) the native will have gains of wealth. The

presence of the Moon in the eleventh will enable native to acquire wealth without

much effort. If the Moon is in conjunction with Venus the native will be owner of

conveyances pulled by men. He will be highly educated, will own lands, will be

fortunate and protector of others.

Comments-The essence of the above Sutras is that unless the lord of eleventh is

weak, the placement of the Moon in the eleventh gives very auspicious results in

matters of acquisition of wealth, land etc. and also children (we would add that for

good results there should also be no evil influence on such Moon). The Late Shri

N.N. Krishna Rao of Bombay who had to his credit the translation into English of

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many classical texts of Hindu Astrology including Brihat Parashara Hora and

Saravali has in his English translation of Bhrigu Sutras translated this Sutra to

mean ‘will beget children early in life’. We respectfully beg to disagree with both

these beamed writers. Sutra 61 has already mentioned that if the Moon is in the

eleventh, the native will have sons. Therefore there is no question of getting a son

only at the age of 50. We have taken the view that this Sutra intends to convey that

when the native is 50 years old he will be father of many sons. As regards Sutra 67

which goes to say that if Moon is with Venus in the eleventh house the native will

own conveyances pulled by men. This could apply to olden times when

conveyances pulled or carried by men were treated as luxuries. This combination

should be interpreted to mean that the native will own good type of conveyances.

Venus is the significator of conveyances, hence the association of Venus with

Moon in the eleventh will give this favourable result.

The results of the Moon in the eleventh will be still better if the Moon be in

Cancer. Then the lord of 11th will be in 11th . If the Moon be in Taurus (Cancer

Ascendant), the exalted lord of Ascendant will be in the 11th forming a powerful

Dhanayoga which will immensely benefit the native financially and in many other

respects.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will become famous and will acquire wealth

and the like.

Phaldeepika-The native will be a great thinker, long lived, wealthy and will be

blessed with sons. He will also have servants.

Saravali-The native will be wealthy, will have many sons, long lived, will be a good

friend and will have servants. He will be a great thinker, full of glory, valorous and

famous.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will get honours, authority and good dresses

from the king. He will be very wealthy and will have beautiful damsels to enjoy.

He will often be unsuccessful in his efforts and he will beget daughters only.

Note-All the authorities mentioned above have spoken well of the Moon in the

eleventh. Their views are substantially in line with those expressed in Bhrigu

Sutras. Chamatkar Chintamani has sounded two discordant notes-(1) The native

will often be unsuccessful in his efforts. This will happen when Moon has evil

influence on her of an obstructionist like Saturn. (2) The native will have only

daughters. This may happen when Moon is in a female sign (even sign).

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The Moon in the Twelfth House

Sutras 70-71-If the Moon is in the twelfth house, the native will be deprived of

good food, will incur wasteful expenditure, will be of angry nature, will earn

money by questionable means (like gambling, racing, trading in women etc), will

suffer from diseases as a result of contacts with women (like venereal diseases) and

will have no grains. If the Moon is associated with a benefic, the native will be

learned kind-hearted, will have good friends and will go to heaven after death. If

the Moon is associated with a malefic, the native will go to hell.

Comments-The twelfth house is an-inauspicious house and it is termed as the

house of loss. Therefore Moon will lose all its good significations there and will be

overcome by the evil significations of that house resulting in a miserable and

immoral life for the native. The twelfth house being- twelfth to the first house

(which signifies birth), represents the end of life. If there is evil influence on the

Moon and the twelfth house the native will go to hell after death. Beneficial

influence will take him to heaven. Most of the ill effects of the Moon in the twelfth

house will be warded off if she is in her own sign Cancer without any malefic

influence.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be wickedly disposed and defective in

some limb.

Phaldeepika-The native will be lazy, humiliated, unhappy and will not be liked by

others.

Sarauali-The native will be mean, envious, lazy, troubled and humiliated and will

suffer from eye troubles.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will always be troubled by enemies, eye

troubles and other afflictions. His money will be spent on good causes. He will be

dissatisfied with his uncles and mother. His efforts will prove abortive.

Note-All the above authorities have described the evil effects of Moon in the

twelfth house in their own way and in essence substantially agree with the views

expressed by Bhrigu Sutras. Chamatkar Chintamani has inter alia said that the

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Moon in the twelfth will make-the native spend money on good cause. This will

happen when there is benefic influence on the Moon and the twelfth house.

Effects of Mars in the Twelve Houses

Mars in the First House (Ascendant)

Sutras 1-9-If Mars is in the Ascendant the native will have wound marks in the

body or marks left behind by boils. The native will have a stout body, will have

stealing habit, a big navel and reddish hands. He will be cruel, strong, stupid, of

angry temperament, extraordinarily valourous, wealthy, unstable and he will suffer

from peculiar diseases, sufferer of mental troubles. He will also be of wicked

disposition. If Mars is in his own signs (Aries or Scorpio) or is exalted.(is in

Capricorn), the native will be healthy and of strong constitution, and will get

honours from Government enhancing his reputation. He will also be long lived. If

Mars is in conjunction with a malefic or enemy planet, the native will be short

lived, will have few children, will have an ugly appearance and will suffer from

diseases and pains on account of rheumatism. If Mars is exalted in the Ascendant,

the native will be wealthy and will be fond of sight seeing. If Mars is associated

with or aspected by malefic or is in enemy sign, the native will suffer from eye

diseases.

Comments-Mars is a hot, dry cruel and malefic planet. Mars makes the native

quarrelsome and of aggressive nature. It is on this account that the native will have

wound marks on the body when Mars is in the ascendant. His aggressive nature

makes him powerful but stupid. When he loses his temper he forgets what is right

and what is wrong. If Mars is in either of his two signs or is exalted he becomes a

functional benefic in the horoscope and will give the native good health, strong

body, honours from Government, good reputation, wealth and high education.

When Mars is in one of his two signs or is exalted while being posited in the

ascendant, Ruchaka yoga (one of the Panchamahapurusha yoga) is formed, the

effect of which has been given as under by Prof. B.V. Raman in his book Three

Hundred Important Combinations’:-“The person born in Ruchaka will have a

strong physique, he will be famous, well versed in folk lore, king or an equal to

king, conforming to traditions and customs. He will have a ruddy complexion,

attractive body, charitable disposition, long lived and leader of an army.” If there

is evil influence on Mars, the native will suffer from eye diseases and rheumatic

troubles. As Mars will lose much of his vitality, the native will have few children.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will have an injured limb.

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Phaldeepika-The native will be very cruel and courageous. He will be short lived

and will get injuries in his body.

Saravali-The native will be cruel, courageous, stupid, short lived, proudy,

valourous, handsome and of unstable mind.

Chamatkar Chintamani-Lathi (objects made of iron and fire) will be source of

danger to the life of the native. He will remain worried and will suffer from the loss

of his wife, children etc. However courageous he may be, he will have to face evil

consequences from his actions.

Note-All the above authorities have described the effects of a malefic Mars in the

ascendant. They have not given the good effects of Mars when he becomes a

functional benefic by being in his own sign or in exaltation or by becoming lord of

auspicious houses (For Cancer and Leo ascendants, he is lord of 5th and 10th

houses, and 4th and 9th houses respectively and is considered as yoga karaka par

excellence. For Sagittarius ascendant being lord of the auspicious 5th house (and

twelfth) and for Pisces ascendant being lord of the 2nd and the 9th, Mars in the

ascendant will be beneficial to a great extent).

Mars in the Second House

Sutras 10-15-If Mars is in the second, the native will have no education but he will

gain wealth. If the Mars is with the lord of the sixth house, the native will suffer

from eye troubles such as cataract, defective eyesight, blindness etc., but this may

not happen or the native may recover from eye troubles if the above combination

is aspected by a benefic (Jupiter or Venus). If Mars is in one of his two signs,

namely Aries or Scorpio or if he is exalted (is in Capricorn) the native will be well

educated and will have good eyesight. If Mars is in conjunction with a malefic, is in

the house of a malefic or is aspected by a malefic, the native will suffer from eye

troubles.

Comments-The above Sutras have expressed the view that if Mars is alone in the

second house without any benefic or malefic influence, the native will be

uneducated but will have gains of wealth. If, however. Mars is with lord of sixth

without any benefic influence, the native will suffer from eye troubles. If Mars is in

his own house or is exalted the native will be well educated. It is not clear why this

disposition will also not give good wealth which is one of the important

significations of the second house. If Mars is in Aries, the ascendant will be Pisces

and Mars as lord of the second and ninth houses will give rise to a powerful Dhana

Yoga giving the native abundant wealth, name and fame and also higher learning.

If Mars is in Scorpio, Libra will be the ascendant and Mars as lord of the second

and seventh houses will be in the second. This disposition will enable to have

abundant gains of wealth through his wife. If Mars is exalted (that is, he is in

Capricorn), Sagittarius will be the ascendant and lord of the 5th will be exalted in

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the second. This again will be a powerful Dhanayoga making the native very rich

and highly intelligent. He will also be blessed with children.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will eat bad food.

Phaldeepika-The native will have an ugly face, his speech will not be perfect, he

will be uneducated and will serve undesirable persons.

Saravali-The native will be poor, he will eat bad food, will have an afflicted face,

will move in the society of mean people and will be stupid.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be miser and will defeat his enemies.

Note-The above authorities have given the effects of a malefic Mars. Mars is

capable of giving auspicious results also as we have already explained in our

comments on Sutras 10-15. Auspicious results will be experienced when the

ascendants are’ Aries, Scorpio Sagittarius, Cancer, Leo and Pisces.

Mars in the Third House

Sutras 16-25-If Mars is in the third house, the native will have no younger brothers

or sisters and the native’s wife will be of questionable character but this will not

happen if Mars is aspected by a benefic. He will also have financial gains. If Mars is

associated with Rahu or Ketu, the native will have association with prostitutes. He

will have inimical relations with his brothers and will face difficulties on that

account. His wife will have a well- shaped female organ. He will have few brothers

and sisters. If Mars is associated with or aspected by malefics, the native will suffer

from loss of brothers (and sisters). If Mars is in his own sign (Aries or Scorpio) or

is in his sign of exaltation (Capricorn), the brothers will be long-lived and the

native will be patient and brave. He will prove very valourous in the battle-field. If

Mars occupies a friendly house, the native will be courageous.

Comments-All the effects given above are appropriate and in accordance with the

significations of the third house except those given in Sutras 16 and 20. According

to Sutra 16, Mars in the third will make the wife of the native adulteress. The third

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house has nothing to do with wife and wife’s character. This effect could be

ascribed to Mars in the third house only if he were to be in conjunction with the

lord of the seventh house or with Venus (who is a significator of wife, marital life

and love affairs).

In Sutra 20 it is stated among other things that the wife of the native will have a

well-shaped female organ. Our humble view is that this matter has nothing to do

with the third house.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-Effects same as for the Sun in the third house. (See Part II, Chapter

I).

Phaldeepika-The native will be full of good qualities, wealthy, happy and

valourous and he cannot be suppressed by any body. But the native will not be

happy on account of his brothers (this can mean that he may have no brothers or

the relations between him and his brothers may be inimical).

Saravali-The native will be valourous, unconquerable, without brothers, equipped

with good qualities, healthy and famous.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be valourous, wealthy (Wealth earned by

valourous deeds) unhappy on account of brothers and relations.

Note-The third house is an ‘upachaya’ house where malefics are said to give

benefic results in accordance with the significations of the house. All the above

authorities seem to have based their views on this principle. Mars is a significator

of brothers. He is also a karaka for the third house. Mars in third is said to give ill

effects in regard to brothers. This is perhaps due to ‘Karako Bhava Nashaya’

theory propagated by some of our ancients. But we strongly hold the view that the

line taken by Bhrigu Sutras that all good effects in respect of brothers will be

realised if Mars is in his own or in his sign of exaltation, or is under benefic

influences, is very relevant, logical and correct inspite of the ‘Karako Bhava

Nashaya’ theory.

Mars in the Fourth House

Sutras 26-33-If Mars is in the fourth house, there will be adversities in the family of

the native causing domestic disturbances. The father may die in the eighth year of

the native’s and the mother of the native will always be in bad health. The native

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will enjoy good health but will have no land of his own, he will be poor and live in

a dilapidated house. He will have inimical relations with his near relatives, will live

away from his native place and will be without proper clothes. If Mars is associated

with Mercury (his enemy), the native may not have a house of his own but may

have to live in somebody else’s house. If Mars is in his own sign (Aries or Scorpio)

or in his sign of exaltation (Capricorn) and is in conjunction with a benefic or is in

a friendly sign, the native will own conveyances, lands and his mother will be longlived.

If Mars is in his sign of debilitation (Cancer) and is associated with a malefic

or malefics or the lord of the 8th house, the native will suffer the loss of his mother

early in his life.

Comments-Mars is one of the worst malefics. His placement in the 4th house will

destroy all the good significations of the house. If he is associated with a malefic,

he will cause more havoc. The domestic life of the native will be badly affected, he

will have no house, no land, will be poor and his mother will suffer from ill health

and may die early if Mars is in his sign of debilitation and associated with malefics.

If Mars is in his own sign or is exalted very good results have been predicted. He

will own conveyances, lands and houses and his mother will be long-lived. When

Mars’is in Aries he will be in the fourth house as lord of fourth and eleventh in

fourth the ascendant being Capricorn. If Mars is in Scorpio, the ascendant will be

Leo (for which Mars is a yoga karaka planet), he will be in the fourth as lord of the

fourth and the ninth houses. If Mars is in Capricorn (exalted) the ascendant will be

Libra and Mars will be in the fourth as lord of the 2nd and the 7th houses. All these

dispositions will generate powerful Dhana Yogas. If Mars is in Aries, Scorpio or

Capricorn, in the fourth house (a kendra or quadrant), Ruchaka yoga will also be

formed, the effects of which have already been described.

It has been stated that if Mars is in the fourth, father will die early in the life of the

native. The reason for this can be that Mars in the fourth house will aspect the 10th

house which is a maraksthana for the native’s father (being 2nd to the ninth

house).

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The same effects as given for the Sun in fourth house (please see part

II chapter I).

Phaldeepika-The native will be without mother (that is he will lose his mother in

his early life), will be without friends, happiness, conveyances and lands.

Saravali-The native will have no house, grains, proper clothes, relations,

conveyances will have no happiness and will have to live in a house not his own.

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Chamatkar Chintamani-Inspite of the other planets being favourable in the

horoscope, if Mars is in the fourth, the native will be deprived of happiness from

father, mother, wife and children (in other words his domestic life will be

unhappy). But the native gets land and clothes by the favour of the king

(Government).

Note-All the above authorities are in agreement that Mars in the fourth will give

only evil effects in respect of the significations of that house. But as pointed out in

Sutras 28,30 and 32 of Bhrigu Sutras Mars can give very benefic results also if he is

posited in his own or in his sign of exaltation or when there is benefic influence on

Mars. The above authorities have not taken this aspect into account. The

beneficial result of getting lands and clothes by the favour of the king, mentioned

by Chamatkar Chintamani can be realised only when there is some kind of benefic

influence on Mars in the fourth house or when Mars is dignified.

We are also of the view that the disposition of the lord of the fourth should also be

taken into account in reaching final conclusions.

Mars in the Fifth House

Sutras 34-45-If Mars is in the fifth house the native will be poor, will have few or

no children, will be immoral and in the bad books of the Government. He will

suffer from cuts or wounds in his sixth year. He will be a liar but very shrewd. If

Mars is in his own sign (Aries or Scorpio) or in his own sign of exaltation, the

native will have a good number of children and will feed others. He will hold

Governmental positions of high status but will have troubles from enemies. If Mars

is in conjunction with a malefic or is in the house of a malefic there will be loss of

children. He will suffer from mental disorders and other such diseases. If he is

associated with the lord of the 8th house, he will be sinful but brave. He may have

no children of his own and may have to adopt one.

Comments-Fifth house is inter alia a significator of children, intellect, morals,

Bhagya and prosperity (being ninth to ninth house). All these significations will be

destroyed if malefic Mars. is posited in the fifth house and all the evil effects

described in the above Sutras will be realised by the native. Very beneficial results

have been predicted if Mars is in his own sign Aries or Scorpio or in Capricorn his

sign of exaltation. When Mars is in Aries, the ascendant will be Sagittarius and

Mars will be in the fifth as lord of the fifth and twelfth. Being in the fifth in his own

sign the evil effects of the lord-ship of the 12th will not be felt and only good

results will follow. If Mars is in Scorpio, the ascendant will be Cancer for which

Mars is a yoga karaka planet, and Mars will be in the fifth as lord of the fifth and

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the 10th. By being in this position he will substantially improve the significations of

both the houses. He will be blessed with a good number of children and attain a

high position in Government. He will also be very intelligent. While in Aries or

Scorpio, Mars will aspect the 11th house (house of gains) and the native will amass

wealth. We do not agree that Mars in his sign of exaltation will be good for the

native because he will be in the fifth as lord of two bad houses, the 3rd and 8th (the

ascendant being Virgo). However, in the case of Gemini and Capricorn

ascendants, Mars will be lord of the 11th and will aspect his own house from the

fifth. This situation will be good for finances. In the case of Pisces ascendant Mars

Will be lord of the 2nd and 9th houses and will also be quite beneficial for finances.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-Same effects as for the Sun in the fifth house (see part II, chapter I)

Phaldeepika-The native will be without children, will not be intelligent, and will be

a backbiter.

Saravali-The native will be without children, wealth and happiness. He will be of

unstable mind, a backbiter, wicked, worried and mean.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will suffer from hyperacidity and will be

sinfully inclined. The native’s wife will suffer from abortions.

Note-There is a consensus amongst all the above authorities that Mars destroys all

the good significations of the fifth house, but Mars in the fifth is not always bad. As

mentioned in Sutras-39 and 40 of Bhrigu Sutras, if Mars is in his own sign he does

immense good to the native. Our comments on these Sutras will also show that

Mars is capable of giving good effects also in the fifth house.

Mars in the Sixth House

Sutras 46-53-If Mars is in the sixth house, the native will be famous, he will be

successful in his undertakings, will defeat his enemies, will be blessed with

children, will have marriage and acquire conveyances (horses and camels) in his

27th year and his enemies will cease to exist. If Mars is associated with or aspected

by a malefic, the above results will be realised in their entirety but the native will

suffer from rheumatism, pains etc. If Mars is posited in any of the signs owned by

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Mercury (Gemini or Virgo), the native will suffer from Leprosy. He will, however,

recover from this disease if he is aspected by a benefic.

Comments-The sixth house is an upachaya house. It is believed that malefics in

upachaya houses give beneficial results. This seems to be based on the logic that

malefics destroy the significations of the house they occupy. Mars occupying the

sixth house destroys the evil significations of the sixth house and thus gives good

results such as name and fame, success in undertakings, humiliation of enemies

and the results are realised in full if Mars is associated with or aspected by a

malefic. This view that Mars a malefic will give good results is supported by Jataka

Desmarga which says-

This means that malefics are strong in the 3rd, 6th and 11th houses (Upachaya

houses) and benefics endowed with strength in the Kendra and Trikona positions

with respect to any Bhava prove friendly and auspicious to the Bhava and promote

the advancement of the same. In Sutra 48 it is stated that if Mars is in the sixth the

native will have marriage and acquire conveyances in his 27th year. We do not

understand on what basis this prediction has been made because sixth house has

nothing to do with marriage. On the other hand being 12th to 7th (house of

marriage) a malefic planet in this house will prove injurious to marital

relationships. The sixth house signifies diseases also. If Mars in the sixth is

supposed to give good results, he should have freed the native from diseases also.

But according to Sutras 51 and 52 Mars in the sixth house while eradicating

enemies, will make the native suffer from various kinds of diseases. Whether

logically relevant or not it is found in practice that Mars or any other malefic

planet in the sixth gives rise to various kinds of diseases. We give below a

horoscope to illustrate this point.

In this horoscope Mars and Rahu are in the sixth to the ascendant. The native has

suffered from ill health throughout his life and has been suffering from many

diseases. He is also troubled by enemies. The sixth house while being an Upachaya

house is also a Dusthana (evil house) along with the 8th and 12th houses. Bhrigu

Sutras have apparently not taken this into account. The views of Jataka Desmarga

and Phaldeepika in this respect are given below:-Jataka Desmarga- (Chapter XSloka

34)

This means that the 6th, 8th and 12th houses in any nativity have been declared by

the sages as evil houses. Even those houses whose lords are conjoined with or

aspected by the planets owning those houses, the planets occupying these houses

themselves are productive of evil results to the native. All these three prove

ineffective, cause losses and become crippled. Of these the 8th is the most

injurious.

(Chapter X-Sloka 36)

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This means that when the lord and karaka of any bhava are both strong and

occupy good houses they produce full and enjoyable effects to the person

concerned. Should these occupy the 12th, 6th or 8th house and be weak, the bhava

becomes futile to the native. Where there is the question of his enjoying the fruits

of the said bhava ? Phaldeepika- (Chapter XV-Sloka 5)

This means that if the lord of a house is in the 6th, 8th or 12th house from the

ascendant, it adversely affects the significations of that house. If the lord of the 6th,

8th or 12th is posited in any house it spoils the significations of that house. Such

adverse effects will not be felt if the house concerned is aspected by benefic or

benefics.

In view of the principles enunciated above, if Mars being lord of the houses 2nd,

4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th and llth, is posited in the 6th, the significations of those

houses will be adversely affected. These principles will apply not only to Mars but

to all planets.

We have given our comments on this subject in so much detail as very important

principles of predictive astrology are involved. These principles are to be kept in

view while examining the effects of other planets also when they are posited in the

6th, 8th or 12th house.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-Same effects as given for the Sun (See Part II, Chapter I)

Phaldeepika-The native will be wealthy, famous, conqueror of enemies, glorious

like a king but very passionate.

Saravali-The native will be very passionate. He will suffer from hyperacidity and

will be handsome with a stout, body, powerful and a leader amongst his relations.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will humiliate even the most powerful enemy.

He will be very intelligent but he will suffer unhappiness on account of his

maternal uncle. He will earn a lot and will spend it all.

Note-In essence all the above authorities except Brihat Jatak are in agreement that

Mars in the sixth gives good effects. According to Brihat Jatak the person

concerned will be powerful but will be over powered by his enemies. The views

expressed by Bhrigu Sutras with which the majority of the above authorities

substantially agree are more logical and to the point except some on which we

have already given our comments.

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Mars in the Seventh House

Sutras 54-65-If the Mars is in the seventh the native will suffer on account of being

of ill health. If Mars is in the house of a malefic, or is associated with a malefic or

even if he is in his own sign (Aries or Scorpio), the native will lose his wife. If Mars

is associated with a benefic, the wife will die in the life time of the native and the

latter will go away from his native land. If Mars is in his sign of exaltation, or in the

sign of a friend or in his own sign or is associated with a benefic or in the sign of a

malefic, the native suffers loss of wife. If this does not happen then the native will

secretly develop sexual intimacy with women of loose character and indulge in

sexual perversions like kissing the secret parts. He will also have unnatural

intercourse with quadrupeds and will be fond of drinking liquor. If Mars is

aspected by Saturn the native will touch with his mouth the secret organs of others.

If Mars is associated with Ketu, the native will not mind having sexual intercourse

with a woman in menses. If Mars is associated with an inimical planet the native

will suffer loss of many wives (one after another). He will be without potency and

will be full of vanity. It will not be so if Mars is aspected by a benefic.

Comments-The text of the above Sutras is so confusing that it is difficult to

comment upon them. Mars if alone in the seventh is capable of causing loss of wife.

It can also be believed that Mars under evil influence, of Saturn, Rahu or Ketu can

lead the native to indulge in sexual perversions but it is difficult to believe that

when Mars is in his own sign (Aries or Scorpio) or when he is aspected by a

benefic or when he is in his sign of exaltation (Capricorn) there can be loss of wife

or native can indulge in sexual perversions described in the above Sutras. Mars in

the seventh house will be in Kendra to the Ascendant. If he is in his own sign or in

his sign of exaltation, Ruchaka yoga will be formed, the good effects of which have

already been described at the beginning of this chapter.

The late Shri N. Krishna Rao who has to his credit translation of several

astrological classical texts including ‘Brihat Parashara Hora’ and ‘Saravali’ has

translated the above Sutras as under (a) If Mars is in 7th of the Asdt. which

happens to be a malefic sign and/or conj. malefic (even if the 7th happens to be

Aries/ Scorpio. (6) If conj. or aspected by benefic. (c) If conj, benefic and at the

same time standing in exaltation/own house/friendly house malefic aspect. (d) If

connected with Saturn (e) If conj. D. Tail (Ketu) If in this yoga, there is also

another malefic in Loss of wife The above malefic effect will not occur but there

will be foreign travel. Loss of wife; Failing that would be developing intimacy with

a woman other than wife; various sexual perversions. Sexual perversions Contacts

with women in menses. Loss of more than one wife in conjunction.in the same

yoga there is a benefic aspect. (f) If Mars is conj. Or aspected by his enemy. (g) If

Mars is conj. His enemy or a debilitated planet. (h) If conj. Rahu The native will

commit adultery. Loss of wife.Intimacy with maid servant. (It will be seen that

there is no mention of a debilitated planet or Rahu in the text of the above Sutras.

We have checked carefully that Mr. Rao used the same Sanskrit Text otBhrigu

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Sutras which is with us. It seems he has made some additions and omissions in view

of the original Sanskrit text being confusing).

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned should suffer humiliation at the hands of

women.

Phaldeepika-The native will involve himself in undesirable things, will be sickly

and will suffer from loss of wife.

Saravali-The native will suffer loss of wife, will be sickly, immoral, unhappy, sinful

troubled and poor.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be engaged in business in a foreign land or

in a place away from his native place. He will always be troubled by enemies and

diseases. The native’s wife will be short lived.

Note-All the above authorities have ascribed evil effects to Mars in the seventh

house. We are of the view that there will be no evil effects if Mars be in his sign or

in his sign of exaltation. There will be mitigation of evil effects to a great extent if

the seventh house and Mars are aspected by Jupiter.

Mars in the Eighth House

Sutras 66-71-If Mars is in the eighth house, the native will suffer from eye diseases,

he will not be long lived. Father will die early in the native’s life and he (native)

will suffer from urinary diseases. He will have few children and suffer from

rheumatism, shooting pains etc, but will have a happy married life. If Mars is in

conjunction with a benefic, the native will enjoy good health and will be longlived.

If Mars is in the house of a malefic or is associated with a malefic, the native will

suffer from rheumatism, consumption or from urinary troubles. The span of life

will be medium. If the lord of the eighth is powerful, the native will have full

longevity.

Comments-From the eighth house Mars will aspect the second house which inter

alia signifies eyesight. The malefic influence of Mars will make the native suffer

from eye troubles. The presence of malefic Mars will adversely affect the longevity

of the native particularly when he is associated with a malefic. Eighth house is/12th

to the ninth house which amongst other things is a significator for father. The

presence of Mars in the 12th to ninth will make the father short-lived. The eighth

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house also represents secret parts. Mars in this house will cause damage to the

family. He will therefore have few children. Eighth house is significator of chronic

diseases. The native will therefore suffer from diseases like consumption,

rheumatism which are chronic in nature. These troubles will be aggravated if Mars

is associated with a malefic. Eighth house is house of longevity. Benefic influence

on the eighth house will extend the span of life and free the native from diseases,

malefic influence will give the reverse result. If the lord of eighth is powerful the

native will enjoy full longevity. Same will be the effect if Mars is in his own sign.

Eighth house is the worst Dusthana (evil house). If Mars is lord of a good house in

the horoscope, by being in the eighth house, the significations of these houses will

be destroyed. This has already been discussed in detail while dealing with the

position of Mars in the sixth house.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The native will have a limited number of issues and will have

defective eyesight.

Phaldeepika-The native will have an afflicted body, he will be poor and shortlived

and people will speak ill of him.

Saravali-The native will be sickly, short lived and ugly. He will indulge in

undesirable activities and will be sorrowful.

Chamatkar Chintamani-If Mars is in the 8th, even other good planets in the

horoscope cannot remove the adversities of the native. Even his friends will turn

into enemies. He will face obstacles in whatever efforts he makes for his

betterment.

Note-All the above authorities agree that Mars in the 8th house gives only evil

results. The effects given by Bhrigu Sutras are more detailed than given by the

above authorities and effect of benefic influence has also been mentioned by

Bhrigu Sutras.

Mars in the Ninth House

Sutras 72-74-If Mars is in the ninth house the native will suffer the loss of father in

his early life. He will be unfortunate (no prosperity). If Mars be exalted (in

Capricorn) or be in his sign (Aries or Scorpio) the native will have illicit relations

with the wife of his preceptor.

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Comments-Ninth house inter alia signifies father. The malefic Mars in ninth will

take the life of the father of the native early in the latter’s life. It is also said that

Mars in the ninth will make the native unfortunate. Mars is a powerful malefic and

is capable of this effect but this will not happen in the following circumstances:-

(1) When Aries or Scorpio is the ascendant and Mars is in the ninth as lord of the

ascendant.

(2) When Sagittarius is the ascendant and Mars is in the ninth as lord of the fifth

house.

(3) When Cancer is ascendant and Mars is in the ninth as lord of the 5th and 10th

houses.

(4) When Leo is the ascendant and Mars is in the ninth as lord of the 4th and 9th

houses.

(5) When Pisces is the ascendant and Mars is in the ninth as the lord of 2nd and 9th

houses.

The dispositions mentioned at (3), (4) and (5)will give rise to a powerful Rajayoga

giving name, fame and wealth to the native.

We are also doubtful if a powerful and benefic Mars (that is when he is exalted or

in his own sign) will tempt the native to have illicit relations with his preceptor’s

wife. This may happen only when such Mars is associated with or aspected by

Saturn, Rahu or Ketu.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will commit sinful actions Phaldeepika-People

will be jealous of the native even if he is a king’s favourite. The native will not

enjoy happiness from the side of his father (this may mean early death of the

father) and he will cause sorrow and pain to others.

Saravali-The native will be mean, violent, irreligious, sinful but he will get favours

from the king (Government).

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be wealthy and fortunate. He will have a

cruel mind. His efforts will not prove successful.

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Note-All the above authorities except Chmatkar Chintamani have attributed evil

effects to Mars in the ninth house. The beneficial results mentioned by Chamatkar

Chintamani should be realised in the circumstances mentioned in our comments

above.

Mars in the Tenth House

Sutras 75-85-If Mars is in the tenth house, the native will be acclaimed by the

people. If the lord of the tenth is strong the brothers will be long-lived. The native

will be particularly fortunate and prosperous, he will take interest in meditation,

and will be devoted to his preceptor. If Mars is in conjunction with a malefic, there

will be obstructions in the professional career. If he js associated with a benefic or

is in the house of a benefic, the native will be successful in his undertaking. He will

be famous and respected and will commence earning from his 18th year. He will

have a stout body and will be well off in every respect but he may have mentality

of a thief. If Mars is associated with a malefic or is in the house of a malefic, the

native’s life will be full of obstructions and he will indulge in sinful deeds. If Mars

is associated with lord of the 9th or 10th, the native will be installed as a king or

heir apparent. If Mars is associated with Jupiter the native will possess elephants

(conveyances) and will be full of glory. He will also possess lands.

Comments-Almost all the Sutras are logical and to the point and self-explanatory.

Mars will give good effects in the 10th as he gets directional strength in that house.

Ill effects are realised only when Mars is associated with or aspected by a malefic

or is lord of an evil house. If Mars is in his sign (Aries or Scorpio) he will be in the

10th as lord of the 10th, giving rise to a powerful Rajayoga. The same will happen

if Mars is in Taurus (Leo Ascendant) or in Sagittarius (Pisces Ascendant), because

then he will be in the 10th as lord of the 9th. If Mars is in the 10th, he will be in

kendra to the ascendant. If he is in own sign or in his sign of exaltation, Ruchaka

yoga will also be formed, the effects of which have already been described at the

beginning of this chapter.

It is stated in Sutra 76 that if the lord of 10th is strong the brothers will be

longlived. Although the tenth house has nothing to do with brothers, Mars is

significator (karaka) of brothers, and it is on this basis that the above result has

been predicted.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be happy and powerful.

Phaldeepika-The person will be cruel, charitable, like a king, valourous and will be

admired by all.

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Saravali-The native will be very efficient in his work, valourous, unconquerable,

employee of a highly placed man, blessed with children and full of glory.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will have auspicious celebrations in his house.

He will be respected by people. Even if he belongs to modest family he will rise

very high on account of his brilliant intellect. He will be like a lion (that is, very

courageous).

Note-All the above authorities agree that Mars in the tenth gives beneficial results,

but if the results are to be of high order, Mars should get benefic influence and be

in dignity, and the lord of the 10th should be well placed as indicated in Bhrigu

Sutras.

Mars in the Eleventh House

Sutras 86-89-The native besides enjoying prosperity on account of his dexterity in

his affairs, will be involved in manifold activities. If Mars is associated with the lord

of the llth, the native will be a king. If Mars is associated with two benefics, the

native rules over a big kingdom and his brother will be prosperous.

Comments-The eleventh house, is an upachaya house where malefics give good

results. The conclusions mentioned are very logical and to the point. Mars will also

give very good results if he is in llth house in his own sign. Still better results will be

realised if Mars is in his sign of exaltation (Capricorn). In this disposition Pisces

will be the ascendant and Mars will be in the llth as lord of the 2nd and 9th, giving

rise to a very powerful Dhanayoga.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person born will be wealthy.

Phaldeepika-The person concerned will be wealthy, happy, valourous and will be

cultured

Saravali-The native will be full of good qualities, happy, valourous and wealthy.

He will also be blessed with children.

Chamatkar Chintamani–Mars in the llth is bad for enemies and children. Even if a

person is unfortunate, he will consider himself as fortunate. He will earn wealth by

selling cows, horses, elephants and chariots. He will be very miser and his wealth

will be destroyed.

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Note-Except Chamatkar Chintamani all the above authorities agree with Bhrigu

Sutras that Mars gives good results in the llth in regard to finance. The views of

Chamatkar Chintamani are not based on logic. We disagree with Saravali that

Mars is good in the llth for birth of children. Our view is that the aspect of Mars

who is a malefic, on the 5th house will cause loss of children.

Mars in the Twelfth House

Sutras 90-91-The native will suffer from want of finance. He will suffer from

rheumatic and bilious diseases. If Mars is associated with a malefic the native will

have false vanity.

Comments-The 12th house is a house of loss and Mars there will give only bad

results as described above. He may give some good results if he is in his own sign.

Being in the 12th he will also destory the good significations of the house he owns.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person will suffer degradation.

Phaldeepika-The native will be a backbiter, cruel, without wife and mean. He will

also suffer from eye troubles.

Saravali-The native will suffer from eye troubles, he will be sinful, mean, killer of

his wife, backbiter and cruel, and will be liable to get imprisonment.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be irreligious and a liar. He will have fear

from thieves.

Note-All the above authorities are in agreement that Mars gives only bad results

when he is in the 12th house.

Effects of Mercury in the Twelve Houses

Sutras 1-17-If Mercury is in the first house (ascendant), the native will be educated,

will have early marriage and will be a devout listener of the recitation of religious

scriptures. He will like to travel to many places.. He will be inclined towards

Mantras and Tantras and will have the power to free people from the influence of

evil spirits. He will be soft spoken, learned, of a forgiveable nature and kind

hearted. He will go on pilgrimages in his 27th year and will have enormous gains of

wealth and will attain distinction in academic pursuits. If Mercury is in conjunction

with or in the house of a malefic, the native will suffer from diseases (possibly skin

diseases), bilious troubles and jaundice. If Mercury is associated with or in the

house of a benefic, the native will maintain good health. His body will glitter like

gold on account of good health, he will take interest in the study of astrology. He

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will have a defective limb, will be antagonistic towards gentlemen and will suffer

from eye diseases. In his 17th year he will have inimical relations with his brothers

and will be deceitful. If Mercury is in his sign of exaltation (Virgo) or in his own

sign (Gemini or Virgo), he will have happiness from the side of his brothers. He

will go to heaven after his death. If Mercury is associated with or aspected by a

malefic or in his sign of debilitation (Pisces), the native will go to hell after his

death. He will be deprived of the comforts of bed (sexual pleasures) and will be a

devotee of evil Gods. If Mercury is in conjunction with malefic like Saturn, the

native will suffer the loss of sight in his left eye. If Mercury is in conjunction with

the lord of the sixth or a debilitated planet, there will be no eye trouble but he will

be sinful and incur expenditure on undeserving persons. If Mercury is associated

with a benefic, he will definitely have wealth and a good stock of grains and will be

religious minded. He will be well versed in the use of arms and in arithmetic, will

be happy and gain proficiency in logic and will have a stout body.

Comments-Mercury is a significator of education, learning, intellect, logic,

astrology, arithmetic etc. The ascendant amongst other things represents the body

of the native. Mercury is a benefic planet unless he is associated with or aspected

by a malefic or he is combust on account of nearness to the Sun. Most of the

effects described in the above Sutras are logical, relevant to the significations of

Mercury and the first house but there are some effects which we find difficult to

accept. Our comments about them are given below:-

(1) It is stated in Sutras 5-8 that if Mercury is associated with a benefic or is in the

house of a benefic, along with some of beneficial results in regard to health,

learning astrology, a number of effects like having a defective limb, being

antagonistic to gentlemen, having eye troubles, being inimical towards brothers

and deceitful, will also accrue. Our view is that the above evil effects should not

accrue when the Mercury and the first house are under benefic influence. Actually

the position should be quite opposite to what has been stated above.

(2) In Sutra 13 it is stated that if Mercury in the first house is in conjunction with

Saturn or other malefics, the native’s left eye will be damaged but this will not

happen if Mercury is associated with the lord of the sixth or a debilitated planet. In

a horoscope the sixth house is considered as an evil house (Dusthana) and lord of

such a house cannot be treated better than a malefic (in this connection please see

our comments against Sutras 46-53 in part II chapter III and views ofJataka

Desamarga given there). Similarly a debilitated planet loses the power of doing

any good. How can the association with Mercury of such planets ward off the evil

effects of association of malefics like Saturn with Mercury? If Mercury is in his

own sign or in his sign of exaltation in the first house (which is also Lagna Kendra),

Bhadra yoga (a Panch maha-purusha yoga) is formed, the effects of which are as

under:-

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“The person born in Bhadra yoga will be strong, will have a lion-like face, well

developed chest, well proportioned limbs, he will be taciturn, will help relatives

and will live up to a good old age.” The following horoscope of the late Dr. S.

Radha Krishnan, former President of India is a good illustration of Bhadra yoga.

Saravali-The native will have a beautiful body, will be wise and will have

knowledge of his country, arts, poetry and arithmetic. He will be sweet and tactful

conversationalist and will be long-lived.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be a learned man. Phaldeepika-The

person concerned will be well versed in shastras. He will be a sweet and tactful

talker and will be long-lived. Chamatkar Chintamani-Mercury in the first house

destroys the Arishta (evil effect on longevity) caused by other planets in the

horoscope the native will be very intelligent and will earn his living by writing.

Such natives will also be good physicians.

Note-All the above authorities agree that Mercury in the first house gives benefic

results. But it should be kept in view that Mercury is a convertible planet and

becomes a malefic if he is associated with or aspected by a malefic. Then he will

give evil results.

Mercury in the Second House

Sutras 18-24-If Mercury is in the second house, the native will have a good number

of children, he will be talkative, well versed in shastras, determined, contented,

wealthy and full of good qualities. He will attain distinction in academic pursuits in

his 15th year and will have enormous financial gains.

If Mercury is associated with a malefic, or is in the house of a malefic or- is in his

sign of debilitation (Pisces), the native will remain uneducated. He will also suffer

from windy troubles. If Mercury is associated with or aspected by a benefic, the

native will be wealthy and educated. If Mercury is associated with or aspected by

Jupiter the native will be very proficient in mathematics and will be an authority

on this subject.

Comments-All the effects given are logical and relevant to the significations of

Mercury and the second house. The second house is house of family. By the

benefic influence of Mercury the native will have a good number of children and

the family will be enlarged. It is, however, doubtful that the native can achieve

distinction in academic pursuits and acquire enormous wealth at the early age of 15

(Sutra 18) unless he is an exceptionally .gifted person. Mercury will give very

beneficial results in the case of Taurus and Leo ascendants. For Taurus ascendant

Mercury will be in his own sign in the second as the lord of the 2nd and 5th houses.

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For the Leo ascendant he will be in his own sign in the second as lord of the 2nd

and llth houses. Good result will also be experienced in the case of Gemini, Virgo,

Sagittarius and Pisces ascendants. For the Gemini ascendant Mercury will be in the

2nd as lord of the ascendant and 4th. For Virgo ascendant Mercury will be in the

2nd as lord of the ascendant and the 10th. For Sagittarius ascendant Mercury will

be in 2nd as lord of the 7fh and 10th. For Pisces ascendant Mercury will be in the

2nd as lord of the 4th and 7th. These dispositions give rise to powerful Dhana

yogas:

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be rich.

Phaldeepika-The native will acquire wealth by his intelligence. He will become a

poet. He will be soft spoken and will get sweetish food to eat.

Saravali-The native will earn his livelihood by his intelligence. He will be fond of

good food and drinks. He will be soft spoken’ and of high moral.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be wise and intelligent and will acquire

name and fame. He will be a good orator and very generous. He will also be fond

of luxurious living.

Note-There is a consensus among all the above authorities that Mercury when

posited in the second house gives benefic results.

Mercury in the Third House

Sutras 25-31-if Mercury is in the third house the native will have a good number of

brothers and will be very happy. In 15th year he will get a son and will become

owner of lands. Mercury in the third house will enable the native to acquire

wealth. He will be of high morals and full of good qualities. If the lord of the third

is strong the native will be long-lived and tolerant. If the lord of the third is weak,

the brothers will have to face sufferings and the native will be timid. If the lord of

the third is strong the brothers will be long-lived.

Comments-The third house signifies brothers. Benefic influence of Mercury gives

the native a number of brothers. If the lord of third is strong the brothers of the

native will be long-lived. From the third Mercury aspects the ninth house which

signifies Shagya, prosperity morality and also children- Thus the native will be of

high morals, prosperous and will get children early in his life. The third house

being 8th to-8th house is also the house of longevity. When Mercury is in the third

and the lord of third is strong the native will get a long span of life.

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Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be a consummate rogue. Phaldeepika-The

native will be courageous but of medium longevity. He will have good brothers

and sisters. He will have to work very hard to earn his livelihood.

Saravali-The native will be hard working, without friends, clever and blessed with

brothers and sisters, and will have unstable mind.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will have contacts with businessmen and will

himself adopt business as his profession. He will have good nature and will remain

detached from worldly affairs. His younger brothers and sisters will be dependent

on him.

Note-The effects given by Brihat Jatak appear to be of Mercury associated with a

malefic. Saravali says that the native will be of unstable mind. This will also

happen where Mercury is under malefic influence. The effects given by Chamatkar

Chintamani do not appear to be logical except in regard to brothers and sisters.

Mercury is not a planet of satwik nature but of Rajasik nature and he will make

the native to give up worldly attachments. The effects given by Brighu Sutras are

more logical, detailed and relevant to the significations of the third house.

Mercury in the Fourth House

Sutras 32-37-If Mercury is in the fourth house, the native will have very active

hands, he will be patient, will have broad eyes and happiness from parents. He will

be learned and happy. In his 16th year he will acquire wealth by questionable

means and acquire many kind of conveyances. If the lord of the 4th house is strong

he will have palanquin as his conveyance. If Mercury is associated with Rahu, Ketu

or Saturn the native will be deprived of the comforts of conveyances. He will have

no land, will have bitterness with his relations and will be deceitful.

Comments-Very beneficial results have been ascribed to Mercury in the fourth

house when he is alone or when the lord of the 4th is strong. Evil effects have been

indicated when Mercury is associated with Saturn, Rahu or Ketu. In Sutra 32, does

he mean to say that the native will be clever in handicrafts ? In the same Sutra it is

said that the native will have broad eyes. Neither Mercury nor the fourth house

have anything to do with eyes. This statement therefore seems to be irrelevant. We

also feel that in Sutra 34 the meaning of the Sutra will then be that in his 16th year

he will get wealth as a gift. In the fourth house Mercury will be in a Kendra to the

ascendant. His disposition therefore in his own sign or in his sign .of exaltation

(Gemini and Virgo) will give rise, to Bhadra yoga the effects of which have already

been indicated earlier in this chapter.

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Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be learned.

Phaldeepika-The native will be learned, a flatterer, wealthy, will own lands and

have good friends. He will also be happy.

Saravali-The native will be wealthy, will have good relations, will own conveyances

and good clothes. He will also be learned. Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will

be wise. He will have enjoyments with his friends. He will be Chief Accountant of

the Government Secretariat. He will be deprived of ancestral property.

Note-All the above authorities are in agreement that Mercury in the fourth house

gives beneficial results in accordance with the significations of that house.

Chamatkar Chintamani, however, says that Mercury in the fourth will deprive the

native of his ancestral property. This is likely to happen if the lord of the fourth

house is placed in 6th, 8th or the 12th house or Mercury is in the 4th as lord of

these evil houses. Mercury in the Fifth Houses Sutras 38-40-If Mercury is in the

fifth house, the native’s maternal uncle will suffer from a serious trouble of the

throat. He will enjoy happiness from mother, will have difficulty in having

children, will be highly intelligent, soft spoken and wise. If the lord of 5th is

associated with malefics or is weak, there will be loss of children. Having no

children he will obtain a son by adoption. He will be sinful and will have belief in

mantras.

Comments-It is not clear to us how Mercury in the fifth house will make the

maternal uncle of the native suffer from a throat disease. This house has nothing to

do with maternal uncle. The native will have difficulty in begetting children

because Mercury is a sexless planet (eunuch) but the native will certainly have

children if the lord of the 5th and Jupiter (significator for children-Santan Karaka)

are strong and well placed. This is implied from Sutra 39 that there will be loss of

children if the lord of the 5th is with malefics or is otherwise weak. We are also of

the view that Mercury will give much more beneficial results if he is in his own sign

or in his sign of exaltation.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be a minister.

Phaldeepika-The native will enjoy happiness and glory on account of his brilliant

intellect. The native will have many children and he will be learned in mantra

shastra.

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Saravali-The native will be learned in mantra shastra and hypnotism. He will have

a good number of children, will be well educated, will hold a position of authority

and will be happy.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will get children late in his life. He will be

selfish and a clever hypnotist.

Note-Almost all the authorities are in agreement that Mercury in fifth will give

beneficial results in the 5th in accordance with the significations of this house.

Phaldeepika and Saravali are of the view that with Mercury in the 5th, the native

will have many children whereas Bhrigu Sutras holds that the native will have

difficulty in begetting children. We reiterate our view ,that the native will be

blessed with children if the lord of the 5th and Jupiter are well placed in the

horoscope.

Mercury in the Sixth House

Sutras 41-47-If Mercury is in the sixth house the native will be respected by the

king. There will, however, be obstacles in achieving success in educational pursuits.

The native will be showy and proud and very proficient in creating controversies.

In his 30th year he will be accorded great favour by the king (Government). The

native will write letters, books etc. If Mercury is in the sign of Mars (Aries or

Scorpio), the native will suffer from leprosy of the blue colour or other similar

diseases of the skin. If Mercury in the 6th is associated with Saturn and Rahu or

Saturn and Ketu, the native will suffer from diseases like rheumatism, shooting

pains etc. He will have quarrels with enemies belonging to his community. If lord

of the 6th is strong the people of the community will prove stronger. If the lord of

the 6th is weak, the people of the community will get annihilated.

Comments-It will be seen from the above that Mercury in the 6th house gives

mixed results but the evil effects predominate. While the native will get favour

from Government, he will be showy and proud, quarrelsome and will not achieve

success in the educational sphere. He will suffer from diseases and enemies if

Mercury is under evil influence.

Other Views

Brihat Jafaft-The native will be without enemies.

Phaldeepika-The native will be lazy and will have harsh speech. He will humiliate

his enemies but will be fond of creating controversies.

Saravali-The native will be victorious in the battlefield and will be free from

diseases. He will be lazy, without anger, harsh in speech and he will get humiliated.

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Chamatkar Chintamani-He will have inimical relations with other people. He will

earn wealth with his own efforts.

Note-According to above authorities, Mercury gives both favourable and

unfavourable results when he is in the sixth house. They are however, agreed that

the native is either without enemies or he annihilates them.

Mercury in the Seventh House

Sutras 48-56-If Mercury is in the seventh house, the native will enjoy happiness

from mother and will also enjoy comforts of horses etc. He will be religiously

inclined and will be broadminded. He will possess wide spread reputation and will

be respected by Government. If Mercury in 7th is associated with benefics he will

own a palanquin (conveyances) and will get a good wife but he will eat nonvegetarian

food. If the lord of the 7th is strong the native will have only one wife. If

the lord of 7th is weak or is situated in a malefic house or in conjunction with

malefics like Mars, Saturn, Rahu or Ketu, there will be loss of wife. In a female

horoscope the above disposition will cause loss of husband and the native herself

will suffer from leprosy and will be ugly in appearance.

Comments-Seventh house by itself is not a significator of mother and conveyances,

but being 4th to 4th house, such matters can also be considered from the 7th house

according to ‘Bhavat Bhavam’ theory. The above Sutras are all logical and relevant

to the significations of the 7th house and there is not much to comment upon.

Mercury in the 7th will be in kendra to the ascendant. His disposition in his own

sign or in his sign of exaltation (Gemini and Virgo), will give rise to Bhadra yoga

the effects of which have already been described earlier in this chapter. If Jupiter

or Venus are associated with Mercury in the 6th, 7th or 8th houses or if they are

spread out in these three houses without any malefic association, a very beneficial

yoga known as Lagnadhi yoga is formed, the effects of which are as under :-

“The person born under the Lagnadhi yoga will become a minister, a commander

or a ruler (of a District or Province). He will have many wives, will be wellbehaved,

long-lived, virtuous and without foes.”

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will possess a knowledge of law and rules of

the country.

Phaldeepika-The native will be wise, well dressed and full of glory. He will be

married to a wealthy wife.

Saravali-The wife of the native will be intelligent, beautiful, quarrelsome and

wealthy. The native himself will be a respected person.

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Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will give happiness to his wife but will not be

very virile. He will be handsome and wealthy.

Note-All the above authorities have ascribed good effects to Mercury in the 7th

house but it is surprising that effects given by Brihat Jatak have no relevance to the

significations of the 7th house.

Mercury in the Eighth House

Sutras 57-63-If Mercury is in the 8th house, the native will get a good span of life

and will be owner of a large area of land. He will have seven children. In his 25th

year he will receive respect and honour in many ways and will get wide spread

fame and reputation. If the lord of the 8th is strong or if the lord of the 8th is in his

sign of exaltation (Virgo) and associated with benefic the native will be assured of

full span -of life. If the lord of the 8th is in his sign of debilitation (Pisces) and is

associated with malefics, the native will have a short life.

Comments-The above Sutras speak very well of Mercury in 8th house. The native

will get lands and good reputation and also longevity. The Sutras do not mention

of wealth. In our view Mercury-will aspect the 2nd house (Dhana Bhava) from the

8th and therefore the native should be wealthy also. According to Sutra 58 the

native will have seven children. At the time of giving effects of Mercury in 5th

house (house of children Suta Bhava), it was said in Sutra 38 that Mercury in 5th

would create obstacles in getting the native children. It, there fore becomes

difficult to believe that the same Mercury in the 8th house (an evil house) will give

the native seven children particularly when this house has got nothing to do with

children.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be widely known for his qualities.

Phaldeepika-The native will be a person who will have authority to award

punishment (judge, magistrate etc). He will have wide spread reputation and will

be long-lived. He will be a supporter of his family and will be full of good qualities.

Saravali-The native will be famous, full of glory, powerful, longlived and supporter

of his family. He will be like a king or a judge.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will live for one hundred years. He will enjoy

good reputation not only in his own country but in foreign countries also. He will

acquire wealth by favour of the king or by doing business. He will enjoy the

company of women.

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Note-All the authorities are in full agreement with Bhrigu Sutras that the-position

of Mercury should be considered as very favourable in the 8th house but as

pointed out by Bhrigu Sutras the disposition of the lord of the 8th should also be

kept in view. It should also be remembered that as mentioned in chapter three

(while dealing with the position of Mars in the sixth house) that if Mercury is in 8th

house (a dusthana) as lord of an auspicious house, he will adversely affect the

significations of that house but as lord of 2nd in the 8th he will not prove harmful

because then he will be aspecting his own house from the 8th house.

Mercury in the Ninth House

Sutras 64-66-If Mercury is in the 9th house the native will have many children. He

will be learned in Vedas and Shastras, fond of music, very patient, religious

minded, full of glory, wealthy and fortunate and his father will be long-lived. He

will be well cultured and will take interest in meditation.

Comments-The above Sutras have clearly established that the placement of

Mercury in the ninth is very beneficial to the native and will give long life to his

father. The views expressed are logical and relevant to the significations of the 9th

house. For Taurus ascendant Mercury will be in the 9th as lord of the 2nd and 5th.

For Gemini ascendant Mercury will be in the 9th as lord of ascendant and the 4th.

For Leo ascendant, he will be in the 9th as the lord of the 2nd and llth. For Virgo

ascendant he will be in the 9th as lord of ascendant and 10th. For Libra ascendant

he will be in 9th as lord of 9th. For Sagittarius ascendant he will be in the 9th as

lord of the 7th and 10th. For Pisces ascendant he will be in the 9th as lord of the

4th and 7th. These are powerful Dhana yogas. If Mercury is in his own sign

(Gemini or Virgo) a very powerful Raja yoga will be formed giving name, fame

and wealth to the native. The following horoscope of Mr. Paul Reynaud, former

Prime Minister of France is an example of such Raja yoga.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be endowed with children, wealth and

happiness.

Phaldeepika-The native will be very learned, religious minded wealthy and of good

conduct.

Saravali-The native will be very wealthy, very learned, of good conduct, orator,

proficient in his work and religious minded.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be religious minded and very wise. He will

perform religious rites, bathe in the Ganges, bring good reputation to his family

and will destroy those who indulge in sinful deeds.

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Note-All the above authorities agree with the Bhrigu Sutras about the beneficial

effects of Mercury in the 9th house.

Mercury in the Tenth House

Sutras 67-70-If Mercury is in the tenth house the native will be successful by

performing virtuous deeds. He will be patient, will have wide spread reputation

and will be a great thinker. In his 28th year he will suffer from eye troubles. If

Mercury is in his own sign or in his sign of exaltation or is in conjunction with

Jupiter, the native will perform many kinds of religious rites. If Mercury is in the

house of his enemy, or is associated with a malefic, the native will be stupid, will

indulge in sinful deeds and will be of bad conduct.

Comments-The above Sutras have ascribed beneficial results to Mercury in the

tenth house unless he is under malefic influence. However, the statement in Sutra

68, that the native will suffer from eye troubles in his 28th year does not appear

logical and relevant to the significations of Mercury and the tenth house. If

Mercury is in the 10th house in his own sign Gemini he will be there as lord of the

ascendant and the tenth in the 10th house. If he is in his own sign Virgo (this is also

his sign of exaltation) he will be there as lord of seventh and tenth in .the tenth

house. These are very favourable dispositions. Lord of 10th in the 10th or lord of

9th in 10th (Capricorn ascendant) also forms a powerful Raja yoga which is

capable of giving the native great name, fame and popularity.

The following horoscope of late Shri Deen Dayal Upadhyaya a former very

popular Jansangh leader illustrates the above point of view- Mercury in the tenth

in his own sign or in his sign of exaltation, being in Kendra to the ascendant, will

also give rise to Bhadra yoga, the effects of which have already been described

earlier in this chapter.

If Mercury as a benefic occupies the tenth house from the ascendant Amia yoga is

also formed, the results of which have been given as under:-

“The person will achieve lasting fame and reputation. His character will be spotless

and he will lead a prosperous life.”

For Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces ascendants, Mercury in the tenth as lord

of the ascendant and 4th, as lord of the ascendant and the 10th, as lord of 7th and

the 10th, as lord of the 4th and 7th respectively will give rise to powerful Dhan

yogas.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be happy and powerful.

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Phaldeepika-The native will be learned, powerful, intelligent, happy, will perform

virtuous deeds and will be successful in his life.

Saravali-The native will be highly intelligent, will perform virtuous deeds, will be

successful in his life, will be educated, tolerant and powerful. He will be decorated

with many honours.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will get paternal property. He will be respected

everywhere. He will have the authority of a king. He will speak less and do more.

Note-All the above are agreed that the position of a benefic Mercury in the 10th

would be one of the most favourable dispositions in a horoscope.

Mercury in the Eleventh House

Sutras 71-75-If Mercury is in the eleventh house, the native will perform many

auspicious ceremonies. He will acquire wealthy through many sources. After the

age of 21 he will be blessed with children and will be wealthy and kind-hearted. If

Mercury is in the house of a malefic or is associated with malefics, the native will

suffer loss of wealth on account of sinful deeds. If Mercury is in his own sign or in

his sign of exaltation, the native will become wealthy by performing virtuous

deeds.

Comments-The above Sutras have attributed very benefic results to Mercury in the

eleventh house if he is not under any malefic influence. For Leo Ascendant if

Mercury is in the 11th house he will be there as lord of the 2nd and 11th houses in

the 11th. This will be a very good disposition for making the native very wealthy.

For Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Pisces ascendants also Mercury in

the 11th will be very beneficial.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-Mercury in the 11th house will make the person born wealthy.

Phaldeepika-The native will be long-lived, true to his words, possessor of

enormous wealth and happy. He will enjoy happiness and comforts from his

servants.

Saravali-The native will be wealthy, learned, happy, fond of things of luxury and

famous, and will have obedient servants.

Chamatkar Chintamani-There will be no gain of wealth unless Mercury is in the

eleventh house.

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Note-All the above authorities and Bhrigu Sutras are in full agreement that

eleventh house is a very auspicious and favourable house for Mercury.

Mercury in the Twelfth House

Sutras 76-81-The native will be learned. He will be fond of distributing things to

others. If Mercury is associated with malefics, the native will have an unstable

mind and he will have bitterness towards the king. If Mercury is associated with

benefics, the native will incur expenditure on religious charities and will have

meagre education.

Comments-The twelfth is a house of loss or expenditure (Vyaya Bhava). The only

good that the benefic Mercury does is to make the native spend money on

religious charities and distribute articles of necessity to the needy.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will suffer degradation.

Phaldeepika-The person will be poor, lazy, cruel and without any education. He

will also suffer humiliation.

Saravali-The person will be true to his words, lazy, humiliated, orator, poor and

cruel.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will entertain Brahmins and create fear in the

mind of enemies.

Note-Adverse results have been attributed to Mercury in the 12th house by the

above authorities.

5 Effects of Jupiter in the Twelve Houses

Jupiter in the First House

Sutras 1-6-If Jupiter is in his own sign (Sagittarius or Pisces) in the first house

(ascendant) the native will be a. good speaker and well-versed in Shastras. He will

have full knowledge of three Vedas good number of children and will be happy,

long lived and learned. If Jupiter is in his sign of exaltation (Cancer) all the above

results will be fully realised and in his 16th year the native will enjoy the effects of

Maharaja yoga so caused by Jupiter. If Jupiter is in the house of his enemy, or in

the house of a malefic, or is associated with a malefic or in his sign of debilitation

(Capricorn) the native will indulge in sinful deeds, he will have an unstable mind

and a medium span of life. He will be childless, ungrateful, full of false vanity, will

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forsake his near relations and well wishers, like travels, will be inimical towards

others and be miserable.

Comments-Jupiter is the greatest benefic amongst all the planets. The first house

in the horoscope is the most ideal position for Jupiter. He gets directional strength

in this house and casts benefic aspects on the 5th house (signifying children,

intellect etc), the 7th house (signifying wife, marriage, married life etc.) and the 9th

house (signifying religious mindedness, bhagya, prosperity, father etc). If Jupiter is

in the first house in a horoscope, it indicates that the native is blessed with the

grace of God. According to Jatak Desamarga, when Jupiter possessed of exceeding

strength with clear bright rays, occupies the lagna, the child born should be

declared to be free from all afflictions. This means that Jupiter posited in a kendra

position to the Moon wards off all evils (that would otherwise befall on a child)

caused by all the planets, just as a lion, though single, is able to kill thousands of

elephants. Jataka Parijata says in this respect:-

This means that if a powerful Jupiter in his full rays is posited in a kendra

(1,4,7,10), he alone wards off all aristhas just as a sincere prayer to God Mahadev

destroys all sins of the devotee.

Thus all the good results described in Sutras 1-4 will definitely be realised if Jupiter

is not in any way afflicted. If afflicted the native will have to face effects in Sutras 5

and 6.

If Jupiter is in Sagittarius in the ascendant, he will be there as lord of the 4th and

the ascendant. If Jupiter is in Pisces, he will be there as lord of the ascendant and

the 10th house. If Jupiter is in Cancer (his sign of exaltation), the ascendant will be

Cancer and he will be there as lord of the ninth. These are very beneficial

dispositions for any horoscope. The disposition of Jupiter in Sagittarius, Pisces or

Cancer in the ascendant (Lagna-Kendra) also gives rise to Hamsa yoga (a Panch

Mahapurusha Yoga), the effects of which have been given as under:

“The native’s legs will have the markings of a conch, lotus, fish and ankusa. He will

possess a handsome body; he will be liked by others; he will be righteous in

disposition and pure in mind.” The following horoscope of President Sanjeeva

Reddy is a good example of Hamsa yoga-

The following horoscope of the late Sir Mirza Ismail Prime Minister of former

Mysore state is another example of Hamsa yoga-

Other Views

Brikat Jatak-The person concerned will be learned.

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Phaldeepika-The native will have a dignified appearance, will perform righteous

deeds, will be long-lived and fearless. He will have happiness from children.

Saravali-The native will possess a beautiful body, will be long-lived, learned and

tolerant.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be respected for his good qualities. He will

spend money on pilgrimages.

Note-All the above authorities have attributed benefic results to Jupiter in the first

house .but not in so logical a manner as given by Bhrigu Sutras.

Jupiter in the Second House

Sutras 7-12-If Jupiter is in the second house the native will be rich and intelligent.

What he foretells will come true. In his 16th year he will enjoy financial gains and

agricultural prosperity. He will also be very powerful. If Jupiter is in his own sign

(Sagittarius or Pisces) or in his sign of exaltation, the native will be very

prosperous and wealthy. If Jupiter is associates with a malefic there will be

obstacles in educational pursuits and the native will be a thief, liar and will have

vulgar speech. If Jupiter is in his sign of debilitation and associated with a malefic,

the native will be a drunkard and immoral. He will be a destroyer of his family and

will have relations with other people’s wives. He will also be childless.

Comments-The second house is native’s Dhana bhava. Jupiter in the second will

give the native financial prosperity early in his life. According to the author second

house also deals with education and Jupiter associated with malefics will cause

obstacles in the educational sphere. The second house also signifies speech and

family. Jupiter associated with malefics will .make the native immoral in every

respect. Jupiter is a significator for children. If he is afflicted or is in his sign of

debilitation, there will be no issues. If Jupiter is in Sagittarius the ascendant will be

Scorpio and Jupiter will be ii”the 2nd house as lord of the 2nd and 5th houses. If

Jupiter is in Pisces, the ascendant will be Aquarius and Jupiter will be in the 2nd as

lord of the 2nd and 11th houses. If Jupiter is in Cancer (his sign of exaltation), the

ascendant will be Gemini and he will be in the 2nd as lord of the 7th and 10th

houses. These dispositions give rise to powerful Dhana yogas. For Virgo ascendant

also Jupiter will be very beneficial in the 2nd house.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be eloquent and sweet tongued.

Phaldeepika-The native will be intelligent, handsome and eloquent. He will get

good food to eat. Jupiter in the second will improve all the good significations of

this house.

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Saravali-The native will be rich, fond of luxuries, eloquent handsome, sweet

tongued and charitable.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be fond of poetry. He will be well versed in

administrative affairs. He will suffer on account of lack of food. He will be very

talkative. He will earn wealth with difficulty and inspite of all his efforts he will be

unable to accumulate any wealth.

Note-Brihat Jatak does not mention anything about wealth.

Chamatkar’Chintamani has expressed the view that the native who has Jupiter in

the 2nd can never be wealthy. Perhaps the author has ‘Karko Bhava Nashaya’

theory in view. Phaldeepika and Saravali are in agreement with the views of

Bhrigu Sutras which we think are very logical and relevant to the significations of

Jupiter and the 2nd house. We have found them correct in practical experience.

The following horoscope of the late President Abraham Lincoln of U.S.A. is an

example of what Jupiter in his own sign gives to the native-

It will be seen that in the above horoscope Jupiter in his own sign Pisces and

Venus in his sign of exaltation, are the only two planets in the second house who

were responsible for the elevation of the native to such a high position. Jupiter in

the Third House Sutras 13-18-If Jupiter is in third house, the native will be very

miser and there will be a good number of brothers. The native will be very clever

and determined. He will forsake his relations and will have travels in his 38th year.

If the lord of the 3rd is strong the brothers will be longlived. If the lord of the 3rd is

associated with a malefic there will be loss of brothers and the native will be

impatient by nature, an idiot and poor.

Comments-The effects given above are quite logical and relevant to the

significations of the 3rd house. Jupiter as a natural benefic gives good results

unless he is afflicted. Jupiter from the 3rd aspects the seventh, ninth and eleventh

houses, thus giving a happy married life to the native and also financial gains.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be stingy.

Phaldeepika-The native will be sinful, will have a malicious nature, and will be

miser and humiliated, but his brother will achieve a high position.

Saravali-The native will be humiliated in public, miser, youngest amongst his

brothers, dominated by his wife and sinful.

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Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will get happiness from his brothers but he will

be ungrateful and will not be friend of any body. Although’he will be fortunate he

will not be able to earn as much wealth as he aspires to get.

Note-Almost all are agreed that the native will be miser with Jupiter in the third.

We are, however, unable to agree to other evil effects attributed to Jupiter in the

3rd by Phaldeepika and Saravali. These can be realised when Jupiter is afflicted.

Jupiter in the Fourth House

Sutras 19-23-If Jupiter is in the 4th house, the native will be happy, wise, of good

conduct and highly intelligent. He will also be a land-lord and will have abundance

of milk. If the lord. of the 4th house is strong 01. is associated with Venus or Moon

or is in benefic vargas the native will have conveyances pulled by human beings.

He will 9wn many lands, horses and a spacious house. If Jupiter is aspected by or

associated with a malefic, the native will be without any land or conveyance, he

will have to live in other people’s houses and will suffer loss of mother and have

bitterness with relations.

Comments-The effects given in the above Sutras are very logical and relevant to

the significations of the 4th house. Jupiter will give still better results if he is in his

own sign (Sagittarius or Pisces) or in his sign of exaltation (Cancer). When he is in

Sagittarius, the ascendant will be Virgo and Jupiter will be in 4th as lord of 4th and

7th. If Jupiter is in Pisces, the ascendant will be Sagittarius. Jupiter will be in 4th as

lord of ascendant and the 4th. If Jupiter is in Cancer, the ascendant will be Aries,

he will be lord of the 9th exalted in the 4th. The association of Jupiter with Moon

in the 4th, will give rise to a very beneficial yoga known as Gajakesari yoga the

effects of which have been given as under :-

“Many relations, polite and generous, builder of villages and towns or magistrate

over them, will have a lasting reputation even long after death.” Jupiter in the 4th

will be in kendra to ascendant. His disposition in Sagittarius, Pisces or Cancer will

give rise to Hamsa yoga, the effects of which have already been given earlier in this

chapter.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be happy.

Phaldeepika-The native will enjoy happiness from mother, friends, children, wife

and agriculture.

Saravali-The native will enjoy happiness in regard to members of his family, house,

clothes, conveyances; luxuries and wealth. He will humiliate his enemies.

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Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will own horses and will take part in religious

ceremonies. His enemies will act like his servants. Still he will not remain

contented.

Note-The views expressed above will show that Jupiter has been considered to

give quite favourable results when situated in the fourth house but none of the

above authorities has examined this disposition as appropriately as done by Bhigru

Sutras whose conclusions we commend to the readers.

Jupiter in the Fifth House

Sutras 24-31-If Jupiter is in the fifth house, the native will be highly intelligent, will

have broad eyes, will be a good conversationalist, full of glory, will feed others,

love family and in his 18th year become commander of the army by the favour of

the king. He will also have a good number of children who will be prosperous. If

the lord of the 5th is strong and at the same time in the house of a malefic or his

enemy or he is in his sign of debilitation, there will be loss of children or the native

will have only one issue. He will be rich but will suffer loss of wealth on account of

penalties imposed by the king (Government). If Jupiter is associated with Rahu or

Ketu, the native will suffer loss of his children on account of the wrath of Serpent

God but this will not happen if Jupiter is aspected by a benefic.

Comments-Effects given in Sutras 25 and 26 are logical and relevant to the

significations of Jupiter and the fifth house. It is said that in his 18th year, the

native will obtain the position of a commander in the army by the favour of the

king. This may be taken to mean that the native will be appointed to a respectable

governmental post early in his life.

Sutras 26-29 are confusing. It is difficult to believe that the lord of the 5th will be

strong and be at the same time in the house of malefic or in the house of his enemy

or be in his sign of debilitation. There seems to be some error in printing of the

original text. Shri N. N. Krishna Rao has also translated these Sutras according to

the above text. His translation is as under:-

If dispositor happens to be strong, there will be loss of children; but will have

minimum one son; and at the same time if it is situated in a malefic, enemy or

debilitation sign, there will be expenses or account of king or govt. We interpret

the above Sutras as follows: If the lord of the 5th is strong the native will be

wealthy. If the lord of 5th is weak by being in a malefic or enemy’s house or in his

sign of debilitation, the native will suffer loss of children or will have only one son

and will be put to loss of wealth on account of penalties imposed by Government.

Bad effects will not be there if there is aspect of a benefic on Jupiter. If Jupiter is in

his own sign Sagittarious the ascendant will be Leo and he will be lord of 5th in 5th

(there will be very little evil effect of his being lord of 8th also). If Jupiter is in

Pisces, the ascendant will be Scorpio and he will be in the 5th as lord of 2nd and

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5th. If Jupiter is in Cancer (his sign of exaltation), the ascendant will be Pisces, and

he will be in 5th as exalted lord of the ascendant and the 10th. These are very

powerful and beneficial dispositions and will greatly improve the good effects of

Jupiter in the fifth house.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The native will be intelligent.

Phaldeepika-The native will be intelligent and a minister 120 of the king but will

be unhappy on account of want of children.

Saravali-The native will be happy, will have a good number of children, will be

learned, tolerant, and permanently wealthy.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be fond of luxuries. He will be a good

orator and a writer with good imagination. He will sometimes acquire wealth

through his children.

Note-Saravali agrees substantially with Bhrigu Sutras. Brihat Jatak makes no

mention of the children which is the most important signification of Jupiter and the

fifth house. Phaldeepika says that the native will suffer on account of the want of

children. It seems to favour the ‘Karko Bhava Nashyas’ theory. We would

commend to the reader the effects given by Bhrigu Sutras which have been

supported by Saravali. We give below a horoscope which shows how Jupiter in the

5th has given the native four children in spite of malefic associations-

Sutras 32-34-The native will destroy his enemies, there will be growth of the

members of his family (some have interpreted this to mean increase of nephews

and in-laws), he will have grand-children and marks of wounds on the body. If

Jupiter is in conjunction with a benefic the native will be free from diseases. If he is

associated with a malefic or is in the house of malefic, the native will suffer form

rheumatism or diseases due to cold. If Jupiter is in the sign of Saturn (Capricorn or

Aquarius) in association with Rahu or Ketu the native will suffer from diseases of

the worst type.

Comments-According to above Sutras Jupiter as a natural benefic will give good

effects in regard to the significations of the sixth house unless he is afflicted. This

sixth house is not a significator of children or grand children. It is, therefore, not

understood how the effect will be realised if Jupiter is in the sixth house. The sixth

house is an evil house (dusthana) and if Jupiter is there as a lord of an auspicious

house, the significations of that house will be adversely affected.

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Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be without enemies.

Phaldeepika-The native will destroy his enemies, he will be lazy, he will get

humiliated, will take interest in recitation of mantras and will be clever.

Saravali-The native will win over his enemies, will be famous but humiliated, lazy,

will gain name and fame through his wife and will suffer from diseases like

hyperacidity.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will destroy his enemies, get happiness ‘from

his wife but not from his maternal uncle. He will always be sickly. His mother will

also remain sickly.

Note-The above authorities have given both favourable and unfavourable results

of Jupiter in the sixth house without taking into account the malefic or benefic

associations. In this respect the views expressed by Bhrigu Sutras are more logical

and reasonable except those on which we have already given our comments.

Jupiter in the Seventh House

Sutras 35-37-If Jupiter is in the seventh house, the native will be highly educated

and a]§o worried. He will have lot of financial gains and his wife will be learned,

chaste and devoted to her husband. If the lord of the 7th is weak or is associated

with Rahu, Ketu, Saturn or Mars or is aspected by any of these malefics, the native

will have illicit relations with women other than his wife. If Jupiter is associated

with benefics, is in his own sign or in his sign of exaltation,the native will have and

be attached to one wife only and he will gain wealth through his wife. He will be

happy and earn great respect in his 34th year.

Comments-Jupiter is a natural benefic and according to above Sutras he gives very

beneficial results in the matter of education, finances and marital relations. The

native becomes immoral if the lord of the seventh is weak and associated with or

aspected by malefics. The same results may be expected if Jupiter- is associated

with or aspected by any of the malefics mentioned in Sutra 36. Still better results

will be realised if Jupiter is in his own sign or in his sign of exaltation. Here a doubt

may arise whether Jupiter in his sign of exaltation can be capable of giving good

results because in such a position with Capricorn as the ascendant, he will be lord

of two bad houses, the 3rd and the 12th houses. This doubt has been cleared by

Kalidasa’s Uttara Kalamrita in the following sloka:-

(Extract-from sloka 9-Khand IV)

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This means that Jupiter when he owns the 3rd and 12th houses in a nativity will be

productive of good to the person concerned. The same applies when he holds the

ownership of the 8th house or when he occupies the 8th house. When Jupiter is in

own sign Sagittarius in the 7th, the ascendant will be Gemini and he will be in the

7th, as lord of the 7th and 10 houses. When Jupiter is in Pisces, the ascendant will

be Virgo and he will be in the 7,th, as lord of the 4th and 7th houses. These

dispositions give rise to powerful Dhana yogas. When in the 7th house, Jupiter will

be in Kendra to the ascendant, his disposition in Sagittarius, Pisces or Cancer, will

also give rise to Hamsa yoga, the effects of which have already been described

earlier in this chapter.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be excelling his father (in his qualities).

Phaldeepika-The native will get a good wife, will be blessed with children and will

be more generous than his father.

Saravali-The native will be handsome, will get a beautiful wife and will be superior

to his father in good qualities. He will be an orator, poet, head of the village and

famous for his learning.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be highly intelligent. He will not care very

much for women (perhaps those other than his wife because of his chaste nature).

He will be powerful and very handsome.

Note-All the above authorities are in agreement that Jupiter in 7th house gives

very good results in accordance with his significations and those of the 7th house.

Jupiter in the Eighth House

Sutras 38-43-If Jupiter is in the 8th house, the native will be shortlived, and indulge

in undesirable activities. If Jupiter is associated with a malefic, the native will be

sinful. If the lord of 8th is associated with a benefic and is posited in the 8th the

native will be long lived. If the lord of 8th is weak, he will be short lived. If the lord

of 8th is associated with a malefic the native will have illicit relations with widows

after his 17th year. If Jupiter is in his own sign or in his sign of exaltation the native

will be long lived, free from diseases a saintly person, learned and well Versed in

vedas and Shastras.

Comments-It will be noted that Jupiter in his ordinary position is not considered to

give good results in the 8th house. If associated with a malefic Jupiter and lord of

the 8th give still worse results in regard to longevity and morals of the native. It is

only when he is in his own sign or in his sign of exaltation, Jupiter gives beneficial

results in the 8th house. We thought that Jupiter being a benefic and Dhana82

Karaka will give wealth to the native as he would aspect the second house (Dhana

bhava) from the eighth house, but the author of the above Sutras does not seem to

think so. But this should certainly happen if the 2nd house falls in Sagittarius or

Pisces because then Jupiter would be making the Dhana bhava very powerful by

aspecting it.

We have expressed this view on the strength of the following sloka of Jatak

Desamarga:-

(Sloka 32-chapter I)

This means that whichever bhava is aspected or occupied by its lord or by any of

the benefics, the prosperity of that bhava is assured. The 8th house is an evil house

(dusthana). If Jupiter as a lord of auspicious houses is in the 8th, the significations

of these houses will be adversely affected.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The native will be base.

Phaldeepika-The native will be poor and will earn his livelihood by serving others.

He will be long lived but indulge in sinful deeds. Saravali-The native will be long

lived but will live in humiliation by serving others. He will have illicit relations with

dirty women (or women of low status)

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will not live in his paternal house for a long

time. He will not be in good health. He will go to heaven after his death.

Note-All the above authorities are in agreement that to be in the 8th house is not a

beneficial position for Jupiter. This tallies with the views expressed by Bhrigu

Sutras which has, however, made an exception when Jupiter is in his own sign or in

his sign of exaltation and when Jupiter or the lord of the 8th is strong and

associated with benefics. While Bhrigu Sutras is of the view that Jupiter in the 8th

will make the native short-lived, Phaldeepika and Saravali are of the opposite

view. We feel that a benefic like Jupiter if not afflicted should certainly help to

enhance the longevity of the native.

Jupiter in the Ninth House

Sutras 44-45-The native will perform religious and charitable deeds, will take

interest in meditation and will be pious and wealthy. He will perform religious

ceremonies in his 35th year. His father will be long lived, he will be righteous and

will receive respect and honour in many ways. He will give protection to many.

Comments-The above Sutras are very logical and to the point Beneficial results

have been attributed to Jupiter in the ninth house because as a natural benefic he

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improves all the good significations of this auspicious house. Still better results

would be experienced if Jupiter is in his own sign or in his sign of exaltation. If

Jupiter is in one of his own signs, by being lord of 9th in the 9th, he will give rise to

a powerful Rajayoga giving name, fame and wealth to the native. If Jupiter is in his

sign of exaltation (Cancer), the ascendant will be Scorpio and Jupiter will be in the

ninth house as lord of 2nd and 5th, giving rise to an extremely powerful yoga for

prosperity and fame.

The following horoscope of Sheikh Mujibur Rehman the late President of

Bangladesh is an example of this yoga-

He met a tragic end on account of other evil factors in the horoscope the study of

which is beyond the scope of this small book.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The native will be devout and philosophical.

Phaldeepika-The native will be wealthy, blessed with children, famous, anxious to

perform religious rites and a minister of the king.

Saravali-The native will worship family gods, will be learned, handsome, a minister

of the king or commander of the army and a recognised leader.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will own a palatial mansion. He will be a

favourite of the king and devotee of Brahmins. He will be loved by his near

relations.

Note-All the above authorities are in agreement that Jupiter is very favourable to

the native when he is situated in the ninth house.

Jupiter in the Tenth House

Sutras 46-49-The native will be religious minded and will perform righteous deeds,

study Geeta, will be very able, will have widespread reputation and will be

respected by the masses. If the lord of the 10th is strong, the native will perform

high class religious sacrifices. If the lord of the 10th is associated with a malefic or is

in the house of a malefic, there will be obstacles in his professional career and the

native will indulge in evil deeds and will suffer financially.

Comments-According to above Sutras the placement of Jupiter is very beneficial

for the improvement of the significations of the 10th house. If Jupiter is in the 10th

house in his sign Sagittarius, Pisces will be the ascendant and Jupiter will be in the

10th as lord of the ascendant and the 10th house. If Jupiter is in Pisces, Gemini will

be the ascendant and Jupiter will be in the 10th as lord of the 7th and 10th houses.

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For Virgo Ascendant Jupiter will be in the 10th as lord of the 4th and the 7th

houses. For Sagittarius ascendant Jupiter will be in 10th as lord of the ascendant

and the 4th houses. These dispositions give rise to powerful Dhana yogas. Jupiter

will be a good wealth giver even when he is in Cancer (his sign of exaltation) in the

10th in spite of being lord of 3rd and 6th houses, the ascendant being Libra. This

view gets support from the following sloka of Bhavartha Ratnakar:

This means that Saturn is a yoga karaka planet for the Libra ascendant. Jupiter

inspite of being lord of the 3rd and the 6th for this ascendant gives yoga effects.

The disposition of Jupiter in the tenth house in his signs Sagittarius and Pisces

gives rise to a powerful Rajayoga.

The following horoscope of former President Bhutto of Pakistan illustrates this

point of view-

In the 10th house Jupiter will be in Kendra to the ascendant. His disposition in his

own sign or in his sign of exaltation will give rise to Hamsa yoga, the effects of

which have already been described earlier in this chapter. Being a natural benefic,

the placement of Jupiter will also give rise to Amia yoga, the effects of which have

already been ‘indicated while dealing with effects of Mercury in the 10th house

(Part II Chapter Four).

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The native will be wealthy.

Phaldeepika-The native will be very rich and a favourite of the king

(Government). He will be of praiseworthy conduct and will enjoy great respect

and reputation.

Saravali-The native will be successful in his efforts, respected and proficient in

every way. He will be happy, wealthy respected and will enjoy confidence of the

public and comforts of conveyances.

Chamatkar Chintamani-A. flag will fly on the top of the house of the native (sign

of being head of a State). His house will be decorated with pictures. He will excel

his forefathers in his reputation. He will not be happy in regard to his children.

Note-Except one evil effect about children indicated by Chamatkar Chintamani all

the above authorities agree with Bhrigu Sutras about the very beneficial effects

produced by Jupiter when posited in the tenth house.

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Jupiter in the Eleventh House

Sutras 50-53-If Jupiter is in the eleventh house, the native will be learned, wealthy

and will have lot of financial gains. In his 32nd year he will possess horses to ride on

(this means he will acquire conveyances) and will have widespread reputation. If

he is associated with benefics and malefics he will possess elephants and will have

pronounced good luck. If Jupiter is associated with Moon, the native will have

effortless financial gains.

Comments-Jupiter will be of immense good to the native according to above

Sutras if he is in the eleventh. In Sutra 52 it is stated that if Jupiter is associated

with benefics and malefics, the native will acquire elephants (conveyances) and

enjoy increased prosperity. Jupiter is the greatest benefic amongst the planets.

Another benefic in conjunction with him will therefore become a formidable

beneficial combination. The learned author seems to be of the view that one or

two malefics in conjunction with such a strong benefic combination cannot

noticeably alter the benefic results. Further llth is an upachaya house in which

even malefics produce good results. When Jupiter is in Sagittarius, Aquarius will

be the ascendant and he will be in the llth as lord of 2nd and llth. When he is in

Cancer, (his sign of exaltation) Virgo will be the ascendant and he will be in the

llth exalted as lord of the 4th and 7th houses. These are very powerful Dhana

yogas.

The following horoscope of Dr. C.D. Deshmukh former Governor of Reserve

Bank and Union Finance Minister illustrates the above statement.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The native will be prosperous.

Phaldeepika-The native will be wealthy, fearless and long lived. He will have few

children but many conveyances.

Saravali-The native will enjoy enormous financial gains, comforts of conveyances

and servants. He will be noble but will have few children and not much of

education.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will possess articles of, gold and silver. He will

be intelligent and will maintain his father. He will get five children. He will spend

money not on luxuries but for the good of others.

Note-Jupiter has been held as a very beneficial planet in the eleventh by all the

above authorities. The views of Phaldeepika and Saravali that the native will have

few children are not maintainable as from the eleventh Jupiter will throw a benefic

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aspect on the 5th house (house of progeny) and should therefore bless the native

to have a good number of children.

Jupiter in Twelfth House

Sutras 54-58-The native will be poor, he will be interested in studies, will have few

children, will be proficient in mathematics but will be of loose character. If Jupiter

is associated with a benefic or is in his own sign or sign of exaltation, the native will

go to heaven after his death. If Jupiter is associated with a malefic the native will

go to hell after his death. He will spend money on religious causes and will have

sexual contacts with Brahmin and pregnant women.

Comments-The twelfth house is an evil house and Jupiter though a satwick planet

loses all his good significations and qualities when he is posited in that house. By

being in the 12th house, the significations of the good houses owned by Jupiter are

also adversely affected. The 6th and 8th and 12th houses have been called evil

houses but if the lord of these houses are posited in any of these houses, Vipareeta

Raja yoga is caused conferring name, fame and wealth on the native. The view is

supported by the following Sloka of Uttarakalamrit:-

This means that if any one of the following three yogas, namely (a) lord of the 8th

occupying the 12th or 6th; (b) lord of 6th being placed in the 8th or 12th; (c) lord of

12th being posited in the 8th or the 6th; (d) the said three lords being connected in

any way, by mutual interchange of places, mutual aspect or conjunction, and are at

the same time Tree from such relation with other planets, the person born will

become an emperor over other kings and blessed with fame and wealth. We are of

the view that on the analogy of the above principles the lord of the 12th in the

12th, the lord of the 8th in the 8th, and lord of the 6th in the 6th, should also give

the same results. If Jupiter fulfils any of the conditions mentioned above, he can be

very beneficial even in the 12th, 8th or 6th houses.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The native will be a villain.

Phaldeepika-The native will be disliked by other people. The native will also be

vulgar in his speech. He will be childless, will indulge in sinful deeds, will be lazy

and one who serves others. Saravali-The native will be lazy, without good speech

and unfortunate and will have a feeling of bitterness towards others. Chamatkar

Chintamani-The native in spite of spending on good causes will not get any praise.

He will be stupid and will incur loss of wealth. ”

Note-All the above authorities are in agreement with Bhrigu Sutras that Jupiter

gives only inauspicious results if situated in the 12th house. They have, however,

expressed their views in their own way.

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6 Effects of Venus in the Twelve Houses

Venus in the First House

Sutras 1-13-If Venus is in the first house (ascendant) the native will be proficient in

mathematics and lor.glived. He will be loved by his wife, fond of ornaments, good

dresses and beauty. He will be liked by women, will be wealthy and learned. If

Venus is in conjunction with a benefic, the native will have a lustrous body shining

like gold and will own many ornaments. If Venus is associated with of aspected by

a malefic or is in his sign of debilitation (Virgo), the native will be a thief and a

cheat and will suffer from rheumatic and phlegmatic diseases. If the lord of the

first is associated with Rahu the native will suffer from hydrocele. If Venus is in

the ascendant and the fourth house is occupied by a benefic, the native will own

elephants (conveyances) and enjoy high prosperity. If Venus is in his own sign

(Taurus or Libra) the native will enjoy Maharaja yoga (great name, fame and

wealth). If Venus is lord of the 8th, 6th or 12th.house or is weak, the native will

have two wives, his fortune will be fluctuating and he will be hard hearted.

Comments-The effects given in the above Sutras are logical and relevant to the

significations of Venus and the first house. In Sutra llth it is inter alia stated that if

Venus is lord of the 6th, 8th or 12th house, the native will suffer from evil effects

mentioned therein. While such effects may be realised if Venus is in the ascendant

as lord of the 12th house, it will not be so if he is lord of the 8th or 6th. When he

will be lord of the 8th or 6th house he will be in the first house, in his own sign

Libra or Taurus and the effects of his being in his own sign will prevail over the

effects of the 8th or 6th house as already accepted by the learned author in Sutra

10th where it is said that if Venus is in his own sign (Taurus or Libra) the native

will enjoy Maharaja yoga. For Virgo, Capricorn and Aquarius ascendants, Venus is

a yoga karaka planet, being lord of 2nd and 9th houses, lord of 5th and 10thhouses,

and lord of 4th and 9th houses, respectively. Such Venus in the ascendant

will prove immensely beneficial to the native and bring him, name, fame, wealth,

conveyances and all worldly comforts. If Venus in the ascendant (Lagna Kendra) is

in his sign (Taurus or Libra) or in his sign of exaltation, Malavya yoga (a Panch

Mahapurusha yoga) will be formed, the effects of which have been given as under:-

“The person will have a well developed physique, will be strong minded, wealthy,

happy with children and wife, will command vehicles, endowed with clean sense

organs and be renowned and learned.”

The following horoscope of Stalin is illustrative of Malavya yoga:-

In this horoscope Ruchaka Yoga is also present (the effects of which have been

described in Part II-Chapter III) on account of Mars being in his own sign in

Kendra to the ascendant.

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Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be skilled in amorous sports (love affairs)

and will be happy.

Phaldeepika-The native will have an attractive body, charming eyes and will be

happy and long lived.

Saravali-The native will be handsome in every respect, happy and long-lived. He

will be liked by women.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will have an attractive body and will like the

company of noble persons. He will be suitable for the company of beautiful

women. He will perform pious deeds and will enjoy high class comforts.

Note-All the above authorities agree that Venus would be good in the first house

but Bhrigu Sutras arriving at the same conclusion have dealt with the effects in

more detail and much more appropriately after keeping the significations of Venus

and the first house in view.

Venus in the Second House

Sutras 14-19-The native will be wealthy, will have a family, will get good food to

eat, will have attractive eyes and will be of humble nature, kind hearted and

helpful to others. He will get a beautiful wife in his 32nd year. If the lord of the

second is weak or in the 6th, 8th or 12th house, the native will suffer from eye

troubles. If Venus is associated with Moon (while the lord of the 2nd is in 6th, 8th

or 12th), the native will suffer from night blindness, without any family and

sufferer of eye troubles and will squander away his wealth.

Comments-We have no comments on the effects given in the above Sutras which

are logical and relevant to the significations of the second house. The effects given

in Sutra 19 are worth verifying by practical experience. Venus will give still better

results if he is in his own sign or in his sign of exaltation, in the second house.

When Venus is in Taurus, the ascendant will be Aries and he will be in the 2nd, as

lord of 7th and 2nd houses. If he is in Libra, the ascendant will be Virgo and he will

be in the 2nd as lord of 9th and the 2nd houses. When Venus is in Pisces (sign of

exaltation), the ascendant will be Aquarius and he will be in the 2nd exalted as

lord of the 4th and 9th houses. These are all very powerful Dhana yogas.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The native will be eloquent or sweet tongued.

Phaldeepika-The native will acquire wealth from many sources and will be a poet.

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Saravali-The native will be very wealthy, humble in his speech and will enjoy good

food and drinks, will be full of glory and will enjoy high class luxuries (including

company of women).

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be sweet tongued and intelligent. He will

have good appearance and decent dresses. He will be fond of beautiful women.

Note-There is a consensus amongst all the above authorities that Venus is very

beneficial in the second house but the situations in which Venus could give evil

effects as mentioned in Bhrigu Sutras should be kept in view.

Venus in the Third House

Sutras 20-22-If Venus is in the third house, the native will be very miser, he will be

tolerant, there will be a good number of brothers and the native will have success

by his determined efforts. Later on, the number of brothers will decrease. In

successive order the native’s brothers will have less and less of financial gains by

their efforts. If the lord of the third house is strong, is in his own or in his sign of

exaltation, there will be increase in the number of brothers. If the lord of the third

house is in the 6th, 8th or 12th house or he is associated with malefics there will be

loss of brothers.

Comments-In Sutra 20 it is stated that there will be growth in the number of

brothers and also that is decrease in the number of brothers or deprivation of

brothers. This statement is not clear because Venus as a benefic should cause only

increase and not decrease of brothers. Further Venus being feminine should give

more sisters than brothers. The learned author has not talked of sisters while

giving the effects of third house.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be stingy.

Phaldeepika-The native will be miser, not liked by people, without happiness and

wealth and also without wife.

Saravali-The native will be miser, happy and wealthy wife will dominate over the

native, he will not be courageous and will be unfortunate.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will not like women. He will not lose his

brothers and sisters. He will have children but will not be happy in regard to them.

He will not be courageous.

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Note-All the above authorities have given different effects of Venus in the third

house. Saravali says that the native will be happy and will be wealthy but he will be

unfortunate. If we closely examine these views we will come to the conclusion that

Venus has not been considered good in the third house. We, however, think that if

Virgo or Aquarius is the ascendant, Venus will be lord of the 9th house. Venus in

the third house will aspect the 9th house (his own house) and will improve the

significations of that house, making the native prosperous.

Venus in the Fourth House

Sutras 23-28-If Venus is in the fourth house, the native will be handsome,

intelligent, will have happiness from brothers, will be happy and of forgivable

nature. In his 30th year he will possess conveyances pulled by horses. He will also

have abundance of milk. If the lord of the fourth house is strong the native will

possess horses, palanquins and gold etc. If the lord of the fourth house, is

associated with a malefic, is in the house of a malefic or his enemy or is debilitated

or is otherwise weak, the native will be without lands or conveyances. His mother

will be in distress and he will have illicit relations with women other than his wife.

Comments-According to above Sutras the placement of Venus in the fourth will be

beneficial to the native in regard to the significations of the fourth house and more

so if the lord of the fourth is well placed. Sutra 23 talks of happiness from brothers

if Venus is in the fourth. This is not relevant to the significations of Venus or the

fourth house. It will be noted that no mention has been made in the above Sutras

of the effects of Venus when he is in own sign or his sign of exaltation. In the

fourth house Venus will be in Kendra to the ascendant. His disposition in his own

sign or in his sign of exaltation will give rise to Malavya yoga the effects of which

have already been described earlier in this chapter. It is not clear how a benefic

like Venus in the 4th can give distress to mother. The placement of Venus for

Virgo, Capricorn and Aquarius ascendants will prove very beneficial as Venus will

be in

the fourth as lord of the 2nd and 9th, the 5th and 10th and the 4th and 9th

respectively. These dispositions will give rise to powerful Dhana yogas.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be happy.

Phaldeepika-The native will possess a good conveyance, good house, ornaments,

dresses and articles of perfumery.

Saravali-The native will have happiness from relations and friends, will possess

conveyance and house and will be handsome and generous.

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Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be superior to others. He will get many

gifts from his followers. He will look after his mother from his early life.

Note-All the above authorities have attributed good effects to Venus in the fourth

house but in their own way. But none of them has attempted to cover all the

significations of the fourth house.

Venus in the Fifth House

Sutras 29-33-The native will be full of wisdom and will be a minister or commander

of the army. He will have the good luck of seeing his grand mother alive, will have

a young wife and also children. He will be respected and honoured by

Government, will be a clever minister and his wife will be full of happiness. If

Venus is associated with a malefic or is in the house of a malefic or in his sign of

debilitation, the native will be dull headed and will remain in want of children. If

Venus is associated with a benefic or is in his own sign or in his sign of exaltation

the native will be very wise, will be versed in worldly affairs and will have children

and conveyances.

Comments-According to above Sutras, Venus will give very beneficial effects if in

the 5th house in accordance with the significations of that house. For Virgo,

Capricorn and Aquarius ascendants, Venus will prove still more beneficial as

Venus is a yogakarka for these ascendants and fifth is a very auspicious house for

any planet to be placed in. Our view is that Venus being a female planet will give

more daughters than sons.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be intelligent.

Phaldeepika-The native will be wealthy and honoured like a king. He will have

happiness from children and will be very intelligent.

Saravali-The native will be happy, will have children and friends. He will be fond

of enjoyments and very wealthy. He will be a minister or a judge.

” Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will have children but will not get happiness

from them. He will not be courageous but will get success in his undertakings by

hard work. He will be educated but will be incapable of being a poet.

Note-All the above authorities except Chamatkar Chintamani are agreed that

Venus in the fifth gives good results. Brihat Jatak as usual does not cover all the

significations of the house and it is difficult to understand the logic behind the

views of Chamatkar Chintamani.

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Venus in he Sixth House

Sutras 34-36-If Venus is in the sixth house, the native will have good number of

relations, there will be destruction of enemies and the native will have children and

grand children. He will incur wasteful expenditure, will be deceitful and will suffer

from diseases. If the lord of the sixth house is strong there will be increase in the

number of relations and enemies. If the lord of the sixth is associated with a

malefic or is in his sign of debilitation or is associated with Moon, there will be loss

of relations and destruction of enemies.

Comments-We have been greatly impressed by the views of the Bhrigu Sutras and

the principles contained in it but some of the Sutras are very confusing. This may

be due to the fact that some incompetent people who could not perhaps trace

some parts of the original script have filled in those portions with text of their own

without going into the relevancy or logic of what they were writing. It is stated in

Sutra 34 that if Venus is in the sixth house the native amongst other things will

have children and grand children. Neither the sixth house nor the Venus is a

significator for children and grand children. According to Sutra 36 which is very

logical if the lord of the sixth is strong, there will be increase in the number of

enemies. If he is weak there will be destruction of enemies. The logic behind this is

that if the sixth house gets strength, there will be more enemies and diseases and if

the sixth house is weak there will be no diseases and no enemies.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The native will be without enemies.

Phaldeepika-The native will be without enemies but he will be poor and unhappy.

He will have contacts with several women.

Saravali-The native will have bitterness towards his wife. He will have many

enemies, will be in distress and of mean mentality.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will have dangerous enemies. He will incur lot

of expenditure. He will be unsuccessful in all his efforts. He will be deprived of

happiness from father, preceptor etc.

Note-Brihat Jatak and Phaldeepika agree with the views expressed by Bhrigu

Sutras in regard to enemies but Saravali and Chamatkar Chintamani are opposed

to them. The views of Brihat Jatak and Phaldeepika should be considered more

authoritative.

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Venus in the Seventh House

Sutras 37-44-If Venus is in the seventh house, the native will be fond of kissing on

the mouth and will be highly sexed. He will be wealthy and will take interest in

women other than his wife. He will possess conveyances, will be efficient in his

work, will play foul with women and will have a family consisting of brothers and

wife etc. If Venus is associated with a malefic or is in the house of a malefic or in

his sign of debilitation (Virgo) there will be loss of his wife but he will marry again.

If there are many malefics with Venus, the native will have to marry many times

on account of successive loss of his wives. In this situation the native will have no

children. If Venus is associated with a benefic or in his own or in his sign of

exaltation (Pisces) the native will become very wealthy on account of gift of wealth

by his in-laws. He will be very influential with the help of his wife and will be

surrounded by women.

Comments-Venus is a planet of emotion, passion and love. These are the

significations of the 7th house also. When Venus is in the 7th, the native becomes

highly sexed and has therefore many love affairs. Venus aspects the ascendant

from the 7th house. The native therefore will become very attractive for women.

He will also be wealthy and will possess all comforts of life including conveyances.

If Venus is afflicted he has to suffer loss of his wife and may have to marry more

than once. A dignified Venus brings wealth for the native from his wife’s parents.

He becomes a favourite of women and is always surrounded by them. We,

however, feel that if Venus is aspected by or associated with Jupiter both the

native and his wife will be very chaste and will enjoy a very happy married life. In

the seventh house Venus will be in Kendra to the ascendant. The disposition of

Venus in his sign or in his sign of exaltation will give rise to Malavya yoga, the

effects of which have already been described earlier in this chapter.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will promote quarrels and will be fond of

sexual union.

Phaldeepika-The native will have a good wife but he may have to suffer the loss of

his wife. The native will be wealthy and will fall for unchaste women.

Saravali-The native will be handsome, and will enjoy a happy married life. He will

be wealthy, fortunate and a friend of everybody.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be very attractive. His wife will give birth

to jewel of a son. He will be fond of enjoying life in every possible manner.

Note-In essence all the above authorities agree with Bhrigu Sutras about the effect

of Venus in the seventh house. Saravali however does not consider that the native

will have contact with many women, but Bhrigu Sutras have dealt with the matter

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in more detail taking into account the different dispositions of Venus in the

seventh house.

Venus in the Eighth House

Sutras 45-48-The native will be happy. His mother will suffer from a throat trouble

in his fourth year. He will have less than medium span of life and will be sickly. He

will have a devoted wife but he will be discontented. If Venus is in the house of a

benefic, (or associated with a benefic) the native will enjoy full span of life. If

Venus is associated with (or aspected by) a malefic, the native will be short lived.

Comments-The above Sutras are self explanatory and need no comments. There is,

however, a contradiction-the native will be happy and discontented. Both these

cannot go together. As the 8th house is an evil house, the disposition of Venus

there will adversely affect the significations of the good house Venus owns.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The native will be base.

Phaldeepika-The native will be wealthy, long-lived and owner of lands.

Saravali-The native will be long lived and equipped with all kinds of comforts, very

wealthy, like a king and happy.

Chamatkar Chintamani-He will enjoy comforts of all kinds of conveyances like

horses, elephants etc. He will be long-lived but he will be harsh in speech. He will

always remain in debt.

Note-Phaldeepika and Saravali have spoken very highly of the disposition of

Venus in the 8th house. We are inclined to agree with their views. 8th house is

house of longevity and Venus as a benefic should improve its-signification. Venus

is a great benefic (only 2nd to Jupiter) and will aspect the second house (Dhana

bhciva) and will therefore make the dative wealthy. As regard longevity we feel

that the views of these authorities should prevail over those of Bhrigu Sutras. Even

Chamatkar Chintamani is of the view that Venus in the 8th will make the native

long lived.

Venus in the Ninth House

Sutras 49-58-If Venus is in the ninth house, the native will be religious minded, will

devote himself to meditation and will perform religious rites, he will have very

auspicious signs in his foot (like lotus, ankush, conch, etc), will enjoy all kinds of

comforts and will be blessed with children. The father of the native will be long

lived. If Venus is associated with (or aspected by) a malefic there may be loss of

father early in native’s life. Again if Venus is associated with (or aspected by) a

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malefic, or is in the house of a malefic or is in his sign of debilitation, there will be

loss of wealth and the native will have illicit relations with the preceptor’s wife. If

Venus is associated with (or aspected by) a benefic (or is in his own sign or in his

sign of exaltation), the native will enjoy high prosperity as a result of Maharaja

yoga. If Venus is associated with the lord of the 4th or 7th house, the native will be

exceedingly fortunate and enjoy the comforts of all kinds of conveyances, dresses

and ornaments.

Comments-The ninth house is the most auspicious house in a nativity. When a

great benefic is posited there, all the good significations of the house will become

fruitful. The results will become more beneficial when Venus is associated with or

aspected by benefics and is in his own sign or in his sign of exaltation. When Venus

is in his own sign Taurus, the ascendant will be Virgo and Venus will be in the 9th

as lord of the 2nd and when Venus is in his own sign Libra, the ascendant will be

Aquarius, and Venus will be in the ninth as lord of the 4th and 9th houses. These

are very powerful Dhana yogas.

The following horoscope of the late Jamshedji Tata illustrates the above point of

view: ‘

Further the disposition of Venus in his own sign in the ninth (lord of ninth in the

ninth) will give rise to a distinguished Raja yoga making the native very wealthy,

highly respected and famous.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The native will be devout and philosophical.

Phaldeepika-The native will get rise in life by the favour of the king

(Government). He will enjoy happiness in respect of wife, children and friends.

Saravali-The native will have a stout constitution. He will acquire great wealth, will

be generous and will be happy in respect of wife and friends. He will devote

himself to the service of his guests, preceptor and gods.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be a prosperous moneylender and religious

minded. He will have happiness in respect of his brothers (as Venus aspects the

third house). He will live a very comfortable and happy life.

Note-All the above authorities are agreed that Venus proves very auspicious and

beneficial when posited in the ninth house.

Venus in the Tenth House

Sutras 59-61-If Venus is in the tenth house, the native will be full of glory. If Venus

is associated with (or aspected by) a malefic, the native will have difficulties and

obstacles in his undertakings. If Venus is associated with Mercury, Jupiter and

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Moon, the effects will be as under:- (a) The native will enjoy the comfort of many

conveyances. (b) He will perform religious ceremonies of many kinds. (c) He will

enjoy world wide reputation. (d) He will enjoy many Raja yogas (that is, he will be

wealthy, honoured and famous). (e) He will be very fortunate and talkative.

Comments-According to above Sutras, Venus gives very beneficial results in the

tenth in respect of the significations of this house unless afflicted. The results will

be far more beneficial when Venus gets associated with three benefics-Jupiter,

Mercury and Moon. All the effects given are logical and relevant to the

significations of the tenth house. For the Virgo, Capricorn and Aquarius

ascendants, Venus will be in the 10th, as lord of the 2nd and 9th, the 5th and 10th

the 4th and 9th respectively. For the Cancer ascendant, Venus will be in the 10th as

lord of 4th and llth. These dispositions give rise to very powerful Dhana yogas.

When Venus is posited in the 10th in his own sign (lord of 10th in 10th), a

distinguished Raja yoga is formed which will confer great wealth, name and fame

upon the native. Venus in the tenth is in Kendra to the ascendant. The disposition

of Venus there in his own sign or in his sign of exaltation will give rise to Malavya

yoga, the effects of which have already been described earlier in this chapter.

The following horoscope of the late President Zakir Husain is an illustration of this

yoga:-

Here Venus is in the tenth in his sign of exaltation. Venus a benefic being in the

10th to the ascendant also gives rise to the Amala yoga, the effects of which have

been given as under:

“The person will achieve lasting fame and reputation. His character will be spotless

and he will lead a prosperous life”.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The native will be wealthy.

Phaldeepika-The native will perform virtuous deeds, he will have happiness from

friends. He will be respected and will attain a high status and get name and fame.

Saravali-The native will achieve by his efforts happiness, name, fame, honours and

good reputation.

Chamatkar Chintamani-the native will earn wealth by doing religious work.

Note-All the above authorities agree that for Venus to be in the tenth is an ideal

disposition in a horoscope.

Chamatkar Chintamani has taken a very narrow view of the effects of Venus in the

10th.

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Venus in the Eleventh House

Sutras 62-64-If Venus is in the eleventh house, the native will be learned, very

wealthy, owner of lands and kind hearted. If Venus is associated with (or aspected

by) a benefic the native will enjoy the comforts of many conveyances. If Venus is

in conjunction with a malefic, the gain of wealth will be through questionable

means. If Venus is associated with a benefic the financial gains will be through

rightful means. If Venus is in his sign of debilitation or is associated with a malefic

or the lord of 8th, 6th or 12th there will be no financial gains.

Comments-The effects given in the above Sutras are very logical and relevant to

the significations of the eleventh house. For Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius and

Cancer ascendants, Venus will be in the eleventh, as lord of the 2nd and 9th, the 5th

and 10th, the 4th and 9th and the 4th and llth respectively. These dispositions give

rise to powerful Dhana yogas. Another very gainful position for Venus in the

eleventh will be in her sign of exaltation. Then Venus will be exalted in the llth as

lord of the ascendant (Taurus ascendant).

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be prosperous.

Phaldeepika-The native will be wealthy, will have contacts with women other than

his wife and will enjoy all comforts of life. Saravali-The native will be happy and

will enjoy large financial gains.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be handsome, well behaved, reputed, lover

of truth, full of good qualities, fortunate, wealthy and king or like a king.

Note-All the above authorities are in agreement with Bhrigu Sutras that Venus in

the llth makes the native wealthy and happy.

Venus in the Twelfth House

Sutras 65-68-If Venus is in the twelfth house, the native will face exterme poverty.

If Venus is associated with a malefic the native will be inclined towards sexual

indulgences. If Venus is associated with a benefic the native will be very wealthy,

will have all comforts of bed (sexual pleasures) and will go to heaven after death.

He will go to hell if Venus is associated with a malefic.

Comments-The above Sutras are self explanatory and need no comments.

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Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be rich.

Phaldeepika-The native will be rich and will have sexual enjoyments with many

women.

Saravali-The native will be lazy and happy. He will have a plump body. He will be

mean, clever in sexual matters and dominated by women.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be rich. He will destroy his fame and good

qualities and will be inimical towards his friends and others.

Note-Except Saravali all the above authorities have expressed the view that Venus

in the twelfth house will make the native rich. According to Bhrigu Sutras the

native will face extreme poverty but will be very rich if Venus is associated with a

benefic. We in this matter support the view of Brihat Jatak, Phaldeepika and

Chamatkar Chintamani. The following Shloka from Bhavartha Ratnakar also gives

support to the stand taken by us:-

This means that Venus in the sixth gives the same yoga effect (wealth) which he

gives by being posited in the twelfth house.

7 Effects of Saturn in the Twelve Houses

Saturn in the First House

Sutras 1-7-If Saturn is in the first house (ascendant), the native will suffer from

rheumatic and bilious diseases. If Saturn is in his sign of exaltation (Libra), the

native will have lordship over a village or town and will have financial and

agricultural prosperity. If Saturn is in his own sign Capricorn or Aquarius, the

father of the native will be rich. If Saturn is in the ascendant in the sign of the lord

of the 4th or 10th the native will be very fortunate and will enjoy the effects of

Maharaja yoga (name, fame and wealth). If Saturn in the ascendant is aspected by

Moon, the native will earn his livelihood by begging. This will not happen if Saturn

is aspected by a benefic (Jupiter or Venus) also.

Comments-Very good effects have been ascribed- to Saturn when he is exalted, or

in his own sign or is in the ascendant in the sign of the lord of the 4th and 10th

houses. When Saturn is exalted, the ascendant will be Libra (for which he is a

yoga-karaka planet) and he will be in the ascendant as the lord of the 4th and 5th.

In this position he will naturally give very beneficial results. It is stated that when

Saturn is in his own sign Capricorn or Aquarius, the father of the native will be

rich. Neither Saturn nor the first house have any thing to do with father but this

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result can accrue when Taurus or Gemini is the ascendant when Saturn would be

in the ascendant as lord of the 9th house (significator for father). We are of the

view that if Saturn is in the ascendant, the native himself will enjoy good prosperity

and will be lognlived. Saturn in Capricorn will be better than Saturn in Aquarius,

because in the former case he will be lord of the ascendant and the 2nd house and

in the latter case he will be lord of the ascendant as well as the 12th house (an evil

house). It is stated that Saturn in the ascendant in the sign of the lord of the 4th or

the 10th will make the native very fortunate and cause Maharaja yoga. Saturn will

be in the ascendant as lord of the 4th where the ascendant is Sagittarius. Saturn

will be in the ascendant as lord of the 10th when the ascendant is Pisces. The view

seems to be that Saturn will be very beneficial if he is in the ascendant in Libra or

in either of the two signs of Jupiter. This view has been supported by the following

Sloka of Uttarakalamrita:

This means that if there be any malefics posited in their highest exaltation coupled

with their duty as Marakas, one need not describe the amount of evil caused by

them. Saturn brings about a good amount of wealth and prosperity when he is

posited in the Ascendant identical with Pisces, Libra or Sagittarius. If under the

above conditions, the 7th kendra be not occupied or aspected by Jupiter or

Mercury, the native will become a king. Still death should be predicted in the Dasa

and Bhukti of the lord of the 7th house. The following Sloka from Man Sagri is

also on the same The disposition of Saturn in the ascendant (Lagna kendra) in his

own sign of exaltation will give rise to Sasa yoga (Panchmaha Purusha yoga), the

results of which have been given as under:-

“One born in this yoga will command good servants. His character will be

questionable. He will be head of a village or .a town or even a king. He will covet

other’s riches and will be wicked in disposition.”

The following horoscope of the late Mr. Krushchev former Prime Minister of

U.S.S.R. is an example of Sasa yoga.

Ruchaka yoga is also present in this horoscope on account of Mars being exalted in

the 4th house.

Other Views

BrihatJatak-The person concerned will be poor, sickly, love stricken, very unclean,

suffering from diseases during his childhood and indistinct in his speech. (The

above effects are only when Saturn occupies the Lagna identical with a sign other

than Sagittarius, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Libra). If any one of the signs

Sagittarius, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Libra be the ascendant and Saturn

should occupy it, the person concerned will be equal to a king, the headman of a

village, mayor of a city, a great scholar and will be handsome.

Phaldeepika-If Saturn is in the ascendant in his sign of exaltation or in his own

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sign, the native will be like a king or head of a village or a town. If Saturn is in any

other sign, the native will be unhappy in his childhood and later will be poor and

lazy.

Saravali-Same effects as given by Phaldeepika.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will own large properties and will be

prosperous but greedy, sorrowful and narrow minded. He will humiliate his

enemies.

Note-We commend the views expressed in Bhrigu Sutras which should be

supplemented by those expressed in Brihat Jatak and Phaldeepika.

Saturn in the Second House

Sutras 8-9-The native will remain in want of money (financial stringency) and will

have two wives (this means that his first wife will die and he will marry again). If

Saturn is associated with a malefic the native will play foul with women and will be

in charge of a Matha (a religious institution). He will possess no lands and will

suffer from eye troubles.

Comments.-The important significations of the second house are finance, family,

eyesight etc. These will be adversely affected by placement of the malefic Saturn in

the second house as pointed out in the above Sutras. We, however, feel that in the

case of the following dispositions the native will be well off financially:-

(1)When the Ascendant is Aries and Saturn is in the 2nd as lord of the -10th and

llth houses. (2) When the Ascendant is Taurus and Saturn is in the 2nd as lord of

the 9th and 10th houses. (3) When the Ascendant is Virgo and Saturn is exalted in

the second as lord of the 5th house (He will also be lord of the 6th and there may

be some blemish on that account). (4) When the ascendant is Libra and the Saturn

is in the 2nd as lord of the 4th and 5th houses. (5) When Scorpio is the ascendant

and Saturn is in the 2nd as lord of the 4th house. (There will be some blemish on

account of Saturn being the lord of 3rd house also). (6) When the ascendant is

Sagittarius and Saturn will be in the 2nd house in his own sign. (7) When the

ascendant is Capricorn and Saturn will be in the second house as lord of the

ascendant and the second houses (He will be in his own sign Aquarius).

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be immensely rich but will be deprived of

his wealth by a king and will suffer diseases in the face.

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Phaldeepika-The native will be ugly in appearance. He will adopt questionable

means for earning his livelihood and will be poor. Later in his life he will go away

from his native place and will acquire wealth, conveyance and other objects of

comfort.

Saravali-The native will have an afflicted face. Later in life he will leave his native

place and acquire wealth, conveyances and other objects of comfort.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be harsh in speech and will acquire wealth

etc., when he separates from his family and goes away from his native place.

Note-We are of the view that the views expressed by Bhrigu Sutras are quite

logical. The effects given by Phaldeepika, Saravali and Chamatkar Chintamani in

regard to financial prosperity will be realised, when Saturn is in the 2nd as lord of a

good house as explained in our comments on Sutras 8-9.

Saturn in the Third House

Sutras 10-13-If Saturn is in the third house there will be loss of brothers (or there

may be no younger brothers). The native will earn his livelihood by undesirable

trades. If Saturn is in his own sign or in his sign of exaltation, the native will have a

good number of brothers. If Saturn is associated with a malefic the native will be

inimical towards his brothers (if there are any).

Comments-The above Sutras are self explanatory, quite logical and relevant to the

significations of the third house. It may, however, be mentioned that as a malefic in

an upachaya house Saturn will make the native courageous and wealthy.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will possess a good intellect and great strength.

Phaldeepika-The native will be intelligent, generous and will enjoy the comforts of

married life, but he will be lazy and unhappy.

Saravali-The native will be a man with family, courageous, charitable and

intelligent but he will be mean.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be unhappy on account of his brothers. He

will be ambitious and a good orator. He will face many obstacles in his life.

Saturn in the Fourth House

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Sutras 14-21-If Saturn is in the fourth house, there will be loss of mother. After the

death of his mother, the native will get a step mother, but all these evil effects will

not happen if Saturn is in his own house or exalted in the fourth house and the

native will own horses and prestigious conveyances like palanquins. If Saturn in

the fourth happens to be lord of the ascendant, the mother will be long-lived and

the native will enjoy all kinds of comforts and be happy. If Saturn is associated

with the lord of the 8th house, there will be loss of mother and happiness.

Comments-Saturn being a malefic is not conducive to happiness of the native and

the welfare of his mother but these will be ensured if Saturn is in his own sign or in

his sign of exaltation in the fourth house. In the latter situation not only the

mother of the native will get a long span of life but the native will also have

substantial financial resources to enjoy all comforts of life and to possess luxurious

conveyances (Palanquins were considered to be prestigious conveyances in old

times-in the present times with such disposition the native will possess costly motor

cars). The lord of the 6th, 8th or the 12th if associated with a planet will spoil not

only the significations of that planet but also the significations of the house where

the two planets are posited. If lord of 8th is associated with Saturn in the fourth

house, two evil planets will join together to adversely affect the significations of

the fourth house as described in Sutras 20 and 21.155

In the case of Aries, Taurus and Libra ascendants when Saturn will be a functional

benefic being lord of the 10th and 11th , the 9th and 10th, and the 4th and 5th houses

respectively, the disposition of Saturn in the 4th will give rise to powerful Dhana

Yogas. Saturn in the fourth house will be in Kendra to the ascendant. His

disposition in his own sign or in his sign of exaltation, will give rise to Sasa Yoga

the beneficial effects of which have already been described earlier in this chapter.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will have no happiness and will be troubled in

mind.

Phaldeepika-The native will be without house, conveyance, mother and happiness.

He will also be sickly in his childhood.

Saravali-Same as Phaldeepika.

Note-All the above authorities are agreed that Saturn as a malefic will prove very

evil in the fourth house. As to when Saturn will do good has already been

explained in our comments above.

Saturn in the Fifth House

Sutras 22-26-If Saturn is in the fifth house, the native will be childless and very

poor. He will be engaged in inferior trades and will adopt a daughter. If Saturn is

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in his own sign the native will have daughters. If Saturn is aspected by Jupiter the

native will have two wives of whom one will be issueless and the second one will

give birth to daughters. If Saturn is strong the native will have affairs with many

women.

Comments-The above Sutras are self explanatory and need no comments. In case

of Aries, Taurus and Libra ascendants, disposition of Saturn in the 5th as lord of

the 10th and 11th , the 9th and 10th and the 4th and 5th respectively will give rise to

powerful Dhana Yogas.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be childless and without wealth.

Phaldeepika-The native will be evil minded and devoid of learning, children,

wealth and happiness. He will move about aimlessly.

Saravali-The native will be without happiness, children, friends and intelligence.

He will be heartless and always poor.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be childless and of unstable mind and

wealth.

Note-All the above authorities are in agreement that Saturn in the 5th gives

malefic results in regard to the significations of the house. As to when benefic

results may be expected, has been explained in our comments given above.

Saturn in the Sixth House

Sutras 27-31-If Saturn is in the sixth house, the native will have little learning and

there will be destruction of enemies. The native will have fall financial and

agricultural prosperity. If Saturn is associated with Mars, the native will travel far

and wide and will enjoy Raja Yoga of a moderate order. If Saturn is in the 6th as

lord of the 8th house, the native will suffer from Arishta (reduction in longevity)

and rheumatic troubles and shooting pains. He will also have marks of injuries in

the body.

Comments-The sixth is an upachaya house. Saturn in this house will give benefic

results in regard to finances but will cause sufferings from diseases.

The sixth house is an evil house. If Saturn being lord of an auspicious house is in

the 6th, the significations of that house will be adversely affected. However, if

Saturn is in 6th as lord of the 6th. 8th, or the 12th house, extremely favourable

results will be realised. In this connection please see our comments about the

effects of Jupiter in the 12th house in part II-Chapter Five.

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Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be powerful but will be overpowered by

his enemies.

Phaldeepika-The native will eat a lot, will be wealthy and proud.

Saravali-The native will eat a lot and will be pssionate, handsome, courageous, evil

minded and conqueror of his enemies.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will vanquish his enemies, will own cattle like

cows and buffaloes and will suffer loss of his uncle.

Note-The views of all the above authorities are the same. Saturn in the Seventh

House

Sutras 32-36-The native will have a lean bodied wife, he will be afflicted in his

body and will indulge in prostitution. He will also be very sorrowful. If Saturn is in

his own sign or in his sign of exaltation the native will have intimacy with many

women. The effect will be the same if Saturn is in conjunction with Ketu. If Saturn

is associated with Mars the native will kiss somebody’s male organ with his mouth.

If Saturn is associated with Venus, the native will kiss the female secret parts with

his, mouth and will have intimacy with women other than his wife.

Comments-The essence of the above Sutras is that Saturn in the seventh house

whether he is alone or is in association with Ketu, Mars or Venus, will cause

indulgence in sexual perversions. These will further increase when Saturn is in his

own sign, or in his sign of exaltation. Our view is that the native will not be so

perverse when Saturn is in his own sign or in his sign of exaltation but there is no

doubt that the native will be of questionable character. In case of Aries, Taurus

and Libra ascendants, the disposition of Saturn in the 7th as lord of the 10th -and

11th the 9th and 10th, the 4th and 5th will give rise to powerful Dhana yogas.

In the 7th Saturn will be in Kendra to the ascendant. His disposition in his own

sign or in his sign of exaltation will give rise to Sasa yoga the effects of which have

already been described earlier in this chapter.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned should suffer humiliation at the hands of

women.

Phaldeepika-The native will have intimacy with women of questionable character.

He will be poor and unhappy and will travel aimlessly.

Saravali-The native will be sickly and will suffer loss of wife. He will be poor, ugly,

sinful and of loose character.

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Chamatkar-Chintamani-The native will have good friends, stable wealth and a

stable minded wife. Husband and wife will both be sickly.

Note-All the above authorities except Chamatkar Chintamani agree that Saturn in

the 7th will make the native indulge in sexual excesses and he will be of loose

character.

Saturn in the Eighth House

Sutras 37-40-The native will have a life span of 75 years. He will be poor, will have

intimacy with low caste women and will earn his livelihood by serving others. If

Saturn is in his own sign or in his sign of exaltation, the native will have a still

longer span of life. If the lord of the-8th house is in the house of his enemy or in his

sign of debilitation, the native will be short lived and he will earn his livelihood

with difficulty and may have to go without food.

Comments-All malefics in the 8th house shorten the longevity of the native but

Saturn in this house is believed to give good longevity. Except for longevity Saturn

in the 8th house gives only evil effects as described in the above Sutras. The native

will face poverty as Saturn will afflict the second house by aspecting it. As regards

effects on longevity it will be relevant to quote the following sloka from Bhavartha

Ratnakar:-

This means that Saturn in the 8th house gives long life. If the lord of the 8th is with

Ketu in the ascendant, the native will be short lived.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The native will have a limited number of issues and will have

defective eye sight.

Phaldeepika-The native will be unclean, will suffer from piles, will be poor, cruel

minded and will remain in want of food.

Saravali-The native will suffer from diseases of the anus and will be short lived and

incapable of succeeding in any venture. Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will

suffer loss of wealth, will be without friends, sickly and evil minded.

Note-All the above authorities are agreed that Saturn in the 8th will give evil

effects generally.

Saturn in the Ninth House

Sutras 41-43-If Saturn is in the ninth house the native will be sinful but still he will

get the dilapidated buildings of religious institutions repaired and in his 39th year

will have bathing ghats, shelters for cows etc. built. If Saturn is in his own sign or in

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his sign of exaltation, the native’s father will be long-lived. If Saturn is weak or is

associated with a malefic the native’s father will be short-lived.

Comments-For Taurus and Gemini ascendants the ninth house will fall in

Capricorn and Aquarius respectively. Saturn in the ninth will then be in his own

sign and lord of ninth will be in ninth giving rise to a powerful Raja yoga. For

Libra Ascendant Saturn will be in the ninth as lord of the 4th and 5th houses and

for Capricorn ascendant he will be there as lord of ascendant and the 2nd house.

For Aquarius ascendant, Saturn will be exalted in the ninth house as lord of the

ascendant. These dispositions will give very favourable results.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be endowed with children, wealth and

happiness.

Phaldeepika-The native will be unfortunate, poor, childless, fatherless, and

irreligious. He will also be evil minded.

Saravali-The native will have meagre wealth and will be irreligious, childless,

unhappy and one who causes troubles to others.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be cruel minded. He will have faith in

Yoga Shastra and renunciation.

Note-Except Brihat Jatak all the above authorities have described the position of

Saturn in the ninth as evil. In our view the good results attributed to Saturn by

Brihat Jatak will accrue only if Saturn is posited in the ninth as lord of an

auspicious house as mentioned in our comments on Sutras 41-43.

Saturn in the Tenth House

Sutras 44-45-If Saturn is in the tenth house the native will bathe in the Ganges in

his 25th year. He will be stingy and of bilious constitution. If Saturn is associated

with a malefic the native will face obstacles in his professional career. He will be

successful in his undertakings if Saturn is associated with a benefic.

Comments-The learned author does not consider Saturn in the 10th as favourable

in the matter of finances as well as professional career. The on]y good he will do is

to give the native a bath in the Ganges. We fare, however, of the view that Saturn

will give extremely favourable results in the following circumstances (1) When

Aries and Taurus are the ascendants Saturn will be in his own sign in the tenth as

lord of the 10th and 11th and 9th and 10th respectively. With lord of the 9th in the

10th and lord of 10th in 10th, a very powerful Rajayoga will be formed conferring

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upon the native name, fame, wealth and honours of a high order. For Libra

Ascendant, Saturn will be in the 10th as lord of the 4th and 5th, giving rise to a

powerful Dhana yoga. (3) For Capricorn ascendant, Saturn will be in the tenth as

exalted lord of the ascendant and the 2nd, which is as powerful a disposition as a

Raja yoga. (4) For Aquarius ascendant, Saturn will be in the 10th as lord of the

ascendant, again a favourable disposition. In the tenth house, Saturn will be in

Kendra to the ascendant. His disposition in his own sign or in his sign of exaltation

will give rise to Sasa yoga, the effects of which have already been described earlier

in this chapter.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be happy and powerful.

Phaldeepika-The native will be a king or minister of a king, and will be extremely

wealthy, famous and courageous and will take interest in agriculture.

Saravali-The native will be wealthy, learned, minister or a Judge or head of a

village.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will lose both his parents in his childhood. He

will indulge in sinful deeds. He will humiliate his enemies. His means of livelihood

will be poor.

Note-The good results from Saturn will accrue only if Saturn is in the 10th as a

functional benefic as mentioned in our comments above.

Saturn in the Eleventh House

Sutras 46-48-If Saturn is in the eleventh house, the native will be very wealthy but

there will be obstacles in his way. He will also be owner of landed property and a

favourite of Government. If Saturn is in his own sign or in his sign of exaltation the

native will be learned and enjoy Mahabhagya Yoga (causing prosperity of a very

high order) and comforts of all kinds of conveyances.

Comments-All planets whether benefic or malefic prosper in the eleventh house

unless they are lord of the 6th, 8th or 12th houses. Eleventh is an upachaya house

and here malefics will fare better than benefics. It is on this account that very

beneficial results have been attributed to Saturn in that house.

Very powerful Dhana yogas will result with Saturn in the eleventh in the following

circumstances:-

(1) When Aries is the ascendant and Saturn is in the eleventh as lord of the 10th

and 11th,

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(2) When Taurus is the ascendant and Saturn is in the eleventh as lord of the 9th

and 10th,

(3) When Libra is the ascendant and Saturn is in the eleventh as lord of the 4th and

5th,

(4) When Sagittarius is the ascendant and Saturn is exalted in the 11th as lord of the

2nd,

(5) When Capricorn is the ascendant and Saturn is in the eleventh as lord of the

ascendant and the 2nd and

(6) When Aquarius is the ascendant and Saturn is in the eleventh as lord of the

ascendant.

Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will be wealthy.

Phaldeepika-The native will be courageous, healthy, wealthy, longlived and will

own immovable property. Saravali-Same as Phaldeepika.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will always be wealthy and courageous.

Note-All the above authorities are in agreement with Bhrigu Sutras that Saturn

gives very auspicious results in the eleventh house.

Saturn in the Twelfth House

Sutras 49-53-If Saturn is in the twelfth house, the native will be sinful and will have

affliction in some part of his body. If Saturn is associated with a malefic the native

will have defective eye sight. If he is associated with a benefic the native will be

happy, will have good eye sight and will go to heaven after death. If he is

associated with a malefic the native will go to hell, will incur wasteful expenditure

and will be poor.

Comments-The above Sutras are self explanatory and need no comments. The

12th is an evil house and if Saturn is there as lord of an auspicious house, the good

significations of that house will be adversely affected. However, very beneficial

results will accrue if Saturn is in 12th as the lord of 12th, 6th or 8th house as

explained in detail in our comments on the effects of Jupiter in the twelfth house in

part II Chapter V.

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Other Views

Brihat Jatak-The person concerned will suffer degradation.Phaldeepika-The

native will be shameless, poor, childless and stupid and some part of the body of

the native will be deformed.Saravali-The native will be sinful, gossiper, hard

hearted, mischievous and humiliated and will incur wasteful expenditure.

Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will be shameless and will have small eyes. He

will be happy in foreign travels. If Saturn is in 12th as lord of the ascendant, the

native will destroy his enemies.

Note-All the above authorities are agreed that Saturn in the twelfth house does

not give any beneficial results.

8 Effects of Rahu and Ketu in the Twelve Houses

Note-The learned author has given the same effects of both Rahu and Ketu in the

various houses. He has presumably taken the view as Rahu and Ketu are always in

seventh to each other, both exert the same influence in a house in which any one of

them is posited. The other authorities have, however, given separate effects for

Rahu and Ketu in the various houses.

Rahu and Ketu in the First House

Sutras 1-4-If Rahu or Ketu is in the first house the native’s wife will give birth to a

still born child. If Rahu or Ketu is in Aries, Taurus or Cancer, the native will be

kind hearted and fond of enjoyments. If Rahu or Ketu is aspected by a malefic

there will be marks on the face (probably of small pox).

Other Views

Brihat Jatak and Saravali have not dealt with the effects of Rahu and Ketu in the

various houses.

Phaldeepika: Rahu-The native will be short lived but wealthy and powerful but he

will suffer from disease in the upper part of his body.

Ketu-The native will be ungrateful unhappy, backbiter, and moving in the society

of undesirable persons. He will have an afflicted body and will be deprived of his

position.

Chamatkar Chintamani: Rahu-The native will destroy the power of his enemies.

He will remain under the influence of others. He will remain detached in spite of

having many wives.

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Ketu-The native will prove troublesome to the members of his family. He will

suffer from windy troubles.

Rahu or Ketu in the Second House

Sutras 5-6-If Rahu or Ketu is in the second house, the native will be poor, will

suffer from diseases of the body and loss of children, and will be of dark.

complexion. If Rahu or Ketu is associated with a malefic the native will have a

mark on the lips.

Other Views

Phaladeepika: Rahu-The native will say words which convey double meaning. He

will suffer from diseases of the mouth. He will be of angry temperament but rich

on account of favour from the king.

Ketu-The native will be devoid of wealth and education. He will indulge in vulgar

speech, have defective eye sight and will depend on others for food.

Chamatkar Chintamani: Rahu-The native will face destruction of his family. He

will be fearless but a liar. He will destroy his enemies to save his wealth.

Ketu-The native will suffer from diseases of the mouth. He will have bitterness

with the king (Government). He will suffer loss of wealth and will have troubles

from the members of his family. If Ketu is in Aries, Gemini or Virgo, the native

will enjoy all comforts.

Rahu or Ketu in the Third House

Sutras 7-8-If Rahu or Ketu is in the third the native will have abundance of oil

seeds of the type of mustard, til, sesamum etc. If Rahu or Ketu is associated with a

benefic, there will be a mark on the neck.

Other Views

Phaladeepika: Rahu-The native will be respected and will have inimical relations

with his brothers. He will be wealthy, long lived and determined.

Ketu-The native will be wealthy, powerful, long lived and reputed. He will enjoy

company of his wife and will have abundant agricultural products. He will suffer

loss of brothers.

Chamatkar Chintamani: Rahu-The native will be very courageous. Ketu-The

enemies will be vanquished. There will be controversies. Great prosperity will be

enjoyed. There will be no friends.

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Rahu or Ketu in the Fourth House

Sutras 9-10-The native will own many kinds of ornaments, will have two wives and

will serve others. If Rahu or Ketu is. associated with a malefic, the native’s mother

will be in distress but this will not happen if there is association with a benefic.

Other Views

Phaldeepika: Rahu-The native will be stupid, troublesome, short lived and seldom

happy.

Ketu-The native will live in the house of others. He will suffer loss of his mother,

land, happiness and grain fields. He may have to go away from his native place:

Chamatkar Chintamani: Rahu-The mother of the native will be sickly. Rahu in

Aries, Cancer or Virgo, gives beneficial results. The native will then become a

king.

Ketu-The native will be devoid of happiness from mother and friends. He will not

stay in his own house for long. His paternal property will be destroyed.

Rahu or Ketu in the Fifth House

Sutras 11-13-The native will have no children or suffer loss of children due to

wrath of the Serpent God. He will have children after conducting Pooja of Naga

Pratima. The native will suffer from windy diseases and indulge in sinful deeds. He

will suffer from wrath of the king and will live in undesirable places.

Other Views

Phaladeepika: Rahu-The native will be childless, hard hearted and will suffer from

stomach ailments.

Ketu-The native will suffer from loss of children. He will be of evil nature and

unwise. He may also suffer from ‘Pishacha Badha’.

Chamatkar Chintamani: Rahu-The native will get a son. He will always be worried

on account -of his wife. He will suffer from stomach ailments.

Ketu-The native will suffer from stomach ailments. He will not get many children.

In spite of being courageous he will remain dependent on others.

Rahu or Ketu in the Sixth House

Sutras 14-16-The native will be tolerant and very happy. If Moon is associated with

Rahu or Ketu, the native will have sexual contact with ladies of king’s family. He

will be poor and a thief.

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Other Views

Phaldeepika: Rahu-The native will be wealthy and long lived. He will suffer from

diseases of the anus. He will also suffer from enemies and from the evil effect of

malefic planets.

Ketu-The native will be generous, full of good qualities, determined, famous and a

person in authority.

Chamatkar Chintamani: Rahu-The native’s enemies will be destroyed. He will be

powerful, virile and wealthy.

Ketu-The native will suffer loss of reputation on account of his maternal uncle. He

will own cattle like cows etc. He will be healthy but narrow minded.

Rahu or Ketu in the Seventh House

Sutras 17-21-The native will have two wives. The first wife will die and the second

will suffer from tumour. If Rahu or Ketu is associated with a malefic the native will

suffer from a disease called ‘Ganda mala’. This will not happen if they are

associated with a benefic. The native will generally have two wives but there will

be only one wife if Rahu or Ketu is in conjunction with a benefic.

Other Views

Phaldeepika: Rahu-The native will be of independent nature and will incur loss of

wealth on account of his association with women. He will be a widower and will

suffer from loss of virility.

Ketu-The native will suffer from humiliation. He will indulge in affairs with

unchaste women and will be separated from his own wife. He will suffer from

intestinal disorders.

Chamatkar Chintamani Rahu-The native will suffer loss of wife.

Ketu-He will suffer loss of wealth and there will be danger to his life from watery

places. His wife and children will be sickly. If Ketu is in Scorpio, the native will

always be happy.

Rahu or Ketu in the Eighth House

Sutras 22-23-If Rahu or Ketu is in the eighth house, the native will be very sickly

and the life span of the native will be of 32 years. It will be of 45 years if Rahu or

Ketu is associated with a benefic. It will be of 60 years if the lord of the eighth

house is strong or is in his sign of exaltation.

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Other Views

Phaldeepika: Rahu-The native will be in distress, will suffer from rheumatic

troubles, will have few children, will be short lived and will indulge in evil deeds.

Ketu-The native will be separated from his near and dear ,ones, will be

quarrelsome and short lived. He will get injured from weapons and will face

obstacles in all his undertakings.

Chamatkar Chintamani: Rahu-The native will suffer from windy troubles. He will

be deprived of paternal property and will be declared as an outcaste by his

relations. He will be respected by the king and learned men but members of his

family will have little regard for him.

Ketu-The native will suffer from piles and will have danger to life from falling

down from a horse. He will be short of funds but there will be accumulation of

wealth if Ketu is in Scorpio, Virgo or Aries.

Rahu or Ketu in the Ninth House

Sutra 24-If Rahu or Ketu is in the ninth house, the native will be childless, will

have intimacy with low-born women, will depend on others for his livelihood and

will be irreligious.

Other Views

Phaldeepika Rahu-The native will speak with bitterness and will not perform any

charitable deeds but will be a leader of village or town.Ketu-The native will be

sinfully disposed, will perform un-pious deeds, will be fatherless, unfortunate and

poor.

Chamatkar Chintamani Rahu-The native will be full of good qualities, fond of

pilgrimages and kind hearted.

Ketu-The native will be anxious to get children and will earn wealth with the help

of non-Hindus.

Rahu or Ketu in the Tenth House

Sutras 25-28-The native will have sexual contacts with widows and will live in

slums. He will live in good places if Rahu or Ketu is associated with a benefic. The

native will also be interested in poetry.

Other Views.

Phaldeepika Rahu-The native will have few children, will not perform good deeds

but will be fearless and famous.

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Ketu-The native will indulge in sinful deeds but he will be famous for his courage.

Chamatkar Chintamani Rahu-The native will waste money on drinking and do

cruel deeds. He will prefer the company of non-Hindus and enjoy beautiful

women.

Ketu-The native will be unfortunate and will live in distress. He will have no

happiness from father. He will destroy his enemies if Ketu is in Aries, Virgo or

Scorpio.

Rahu or Ketu in the Eleventh House

Sutras 29-30-The native will be blessed with children and be wealthy.

Other Views

Phaldeepika Rahu-The native will be wealthy and long lived but will have few

children. He will suffer from ear troubles.

Ketu-The native will accumulate wealth and will enjoy all kinds of comforts. He

will get success in all his undertakings.

Chamatkar Chintamani-Rahu-The native will acquire wealth through non-Hindus.

He will have happiness from children.

Ketu-The native will have all kinds of gains. He will be fortunate, learned and well

dressed. His issues will be unfortunate.

Rahu or Ketu in the Twelfth House

Sutras 31-32-The native will have few children and suffer from eye troubles. He

will go to hell after death.

Phaldeepika Rahu-The native will incur lot of wasteful expenditure and indulge in

sinful deeds.

Ketu-The native will commit sins secretly and incur expenditure for evil purposes.

He will also suffer from eye troubles.

Chamatkar Chintamani- Rahu-The native will be poor and will be unsuccessful in

all his undertakings. He will have friendship with evil minded persons.

Ketu-The native will be like a king. He will incur expenditure on charities. His

enemies will be vanquished and he will suffer from eye troubles.

Comments-We would recommend to the readers to also study the effects of Rahu

and Ketu in favourable and unfavourable positions, which are given in sufficient

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detail in Kalidas’s famous classic ‘Uttara Kalamrita. In view of the controversy

about the role of Rahu and Ketu who are only shadowy planets there is a strong

school of thought that they should not be considered as owners of any signs.

According to this view Rahu and Ketu act as agents to the planets to which they

are conjoined. If they are not conjoined with any planet, they give the results of the

planet who aspects them. Only when they are neither conjoined with, nor aspected

by any planet, they represent the lord of the house in which they are posited.

Uttarakalamrita gives following further information about Rahu and Ketu:-

(1) Rahu and Ketu – if endowed with strength, produce effects similar to the planet

owning an inauspicious house and in whose house they are posited or with whom

they are conjoined. The lords ofKendra and Kona houses, if not conjoined with the

two nodes, produces beneficial results. The effects will be contrary, if they be other

node these two nodes in spite of their malefic nature becoming benefic by virtue of

their position in certain houses or association with certain planets.

(2) If one of the two nodes and the lord of a Trikona be posited in the 9th or 10th,

or if one of them be in the 9th or the other in the 10th or vice versa, the yoga will

cause prosperity to the native. Even a conjunction of either of these with the lord

of a trikona will prove beneficial. In the above circumstances the paras of these

two nodes as well as these of the planets conjoined with them will prove happy. If

there be a planet who is inauspicious associated by a sum of Sambhandha

(relationship) with either of the nodes, then the Bhukti of the yogakarka planet

will prove adverse. (3) The two planet.- Rahu and Ketu become auspicious when

they occupy a Trikona or Kendra position or when they are associated with the

lord of that particular kendra or kona house in which they are posited. They also

prove beneficial when they conjoin with the lords of any Kendra or Kona house. If

the lord of the 9th were to own the 8th or 12th as well, or if the lord of 9th and the

10th in the above circumstances were to conjoin with the lords of the 9th or the

12th, then the auspiciousness of the Yoga is lost.

 

Om Tat Sat

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