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"Hindu Predictive Astrology - BV Raman"
B.V. Raman

. I

Introduction

Astrology Is the most ancient of all sciences. It Is not a

science like Mathematics, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry or

Physics, the study of which requires strict adherence to the

world’s conventionalities of commonsense reasoning and ordi¬

nary logic. Astrology comprehends something higher,

mysterious and subtle. It is not a mere appeal to the reasoning

faculty of man but it is an appeal to his hidden powers and

capacities. Astrological predictions cannot be simply based

upon strict hypothetical principles or vague guesses but a

certain amount of intuitive capacity must be brought to bear

upon such attempts. The various rules given for future

predictions are merely intended for our guidance and we must

substantiate them by recourse to the study and examination

of a large number of practical horoscopes. Collect the

horoscopes of a number of people of all grades, ranks,

temperaments and peculiarities and study them in the light of

the principles enumerated in the following pages and then

you will really get some precious intellectual food *or your

mental refreshment and you will be doubtless convinced that

astrology is a practical and useful science.

Astrology relies more upon the skill and intuitive capacities

of the interpreter than upon complicated rules. It gives a

sketch of life. It is a mirror in which one’s own figure is

clearly reflected. Astrology comprehends the manifestation

of a sort of relationship among all objects in nature, animal,

vegetable and mineral. It records the interaction of influences

of all things, visible and invisible. While Ayurveda ranks as

an Upateda. Jyotisha or Astrology is ooe of the Vcdangas. It

was not a mere accident that distinguished practitioners of

one of these arts were generally proficient in the other also.

Cosmos is a unity and knowledge cannot be cut up and

confined in rigid water-tight compartments.

Astrology when properly u^erstood will be most useful

in the daily transactions of life. A repetition of this idea

would be superfluous as the very first chapter of the book

deals with the ''Necessity for the Study of Astrology*'.

This science had been cultivated to a high degree of per¬

fection by the Hindus long before the so-called period of

authentic history. Their researches may be brought under

the following three important divisions : (II Parasari.

Jaimini and (3) Tajaka. Almost all astrological books

iif India are after Parasara who is said to have lived before

the dawn of Kali Yuga (more than 5,000 years ago). Even

eminent authors and commentators like Varahamihirs,

Bhattotpala, Venkatesa and others, who have enriched the

astrological field by the effusions of their fertile brains, have

held Parasara in high esteep and have based all their writings

on the principles propounded by him. Thus there is absolutely

no ground to doubt the accuracy of the Parasari system. The

Jaimini School of Astrology* considerably differs from that of

Parasari inasmuch as the method followed by the former in

the treatment of even the fundamental principles, is at

considerable variance from that of the latter. In spite of

Jaimini being held in very high esteem as the author of the

great Poorva Meemamsa Sastra or the subtle and recondite

system of philosophy, his astrological methods are not in

* The beautiful Astrological Aphorisms of Jaimini have been

rendered into Eoglisb by Prof. B. gnryanereinBso.

My own publication

Studies im Jalmlui Astrology may also be studied with advantage.

vogue in India excepting that they are consulted as an

alternative to Parasari. The T ajaka* is entirely devoted lo

the deciphering of Varshaphal or the annual results and its

importance is revealed only in recent times. Thus the Parasari

is the most common method having won the general acceptance

of all eminent people in all ages.

I have mainly followed Parasara in the collection of

material for this book and have devoted myself to a clear

exposition of the various principles of astrology by following

which the future of man can be revealed with sufficient

accuracy.

In chapters dealing with Casting the Horoscope, Ashtakavarga.

Death. Horary Astrology, Medical Astrology, Lost

Horoscopes or Unknown Birth Times, etc., every effort has

been made to illustrate the theoretical principles with practical

examples.

The chapters on Death and Unknown Birth Times open

fresh fields for research and investigation. It is with a view

to drawing the attention of the reader to the necessity of

instituting inquiries into the problem of Unknown Birth

Times that these chapters have been included.

The chapters are systematically arranged. As a matter of

fact the book is so graduated as to make even the beginner

well acquainted with all the principles easily, while the advanced

student will find much useful information with which he will not

have come into contact hitherto.

The theory of Astrology has b£en fully dealt with by my

grandfather Prof. B. Suryanarain Rao in his Introduction to

the Study of Astrology and by me in my book Astrology and

Modern Thought . Both these books may be studied with

great benefit.

• See my book Varthaphal or The Hindu Pro fretted Horoterje a

unique treatise based on Tejaka.

I trust that my honest snd humble endeavours to further

the cause of Astrology will not go in vain and that this

humble venture will be appreciated by all well-wishers of

knowledge.

Bangalore

B. V. RAMAN

1st February 1938

Author

CONTEÚDO
Capítulo


I. Necessidade para o estudo da astrologia

II. O Zodíaco e o Sistema Solar

III. Medida de tempo hindu

IV. Planetas, signos e constelações

V. Peculiaridades dos Signos Zodiacais

VI. Terminologia Astrológica

VII. Forças planetárias e uma vasta gama

VIII. Método Hindu de Fundar o Horóscopo

IX. Método ocidental de lançamento de horóscopo

X. Os Sbadvargas

XI. Verificação e retificação do nascimento

XII. Dasas e Bhuktis (períodos e subperíodos)

XIII. - Sobre aspectos

XIV. Ayurdaya ou Longevidade

XV. Marakas ou planetas que infligem a morte

XVI. Julgamento de um horóscopo

XVII. Planetas-chave para cada signo

XVIII. Resultados de sinais ascendentes

XiX. Julgamento de Bhavas (Casas)

XX. Algumas Yogas Especiais

XXI. Planetas em Bhavas ou Casas Diferentes

XXII. Planetas em diferentes rasis ou signos

XXIII. Características dos Signos e Planetas

XXIV. Resultados de Dasas e Bhuktis

XXV. Fonte e natureza da morte

XXVI. O Sistema Ashtakavarga

XXVII. Prasna Sastra ou Astrologia Horária

XXVIII. Horários de nascimento desconhecidos - 210

XXIX. Astrologia Médica _ 217

XXX. Horoscopia Feminina - 226

XXXI. Astrologia Mundana - 231

XXXII. Mubortba ou Eleição - 239

XXXIII. Horóscopo Anual - 246

XXXIV. Gocbaraphala ou resultados de trânsitos - 254

XXXV. Horóscopo Prático - 265

XXXVI. Drekkanas (Dccanates) e Influências Estelares - 272

Apêndice A- Cálculo do Ayanamsa _ 270

Tabela I - Tabela de Ascensão Oblíqua para lugares em

0 * a 60 * H. Lat.280

Tabela II - Tabelas Daaa Bhuktl _ 213

Tabela III - Partes proporcionais para Dasasof planetas _ 286

Tabela IV - Ayanamsa (1891 a 1980 d.C.) - 287

Índice de termos técnicos _ 288

CHAPTER I


Necessity for the Study of Astrology
Various theories have been set up to discover the influencesof planets upon the terrestrial phenomena. While some people

admit the intimate relationship that exists betwixt the movements of those “mysterious intelligences” in the heavens and

the fortunes and misfortunes of men, rise and fall of Empires,

ebb and flow of human passions and the regeneration and

degeneration of Arts, Sciences, Literature and Philosophy,

there are others who always deny the existence of any sort of

connection between the stars and the inhabitants of this earth.

This attitude is due to the fact that they do not approach the

subject with an unbiassed and unprejudiced mind.
Dispassionate enquiry alone can enable one to appreciate the truth

behind any branch of knowledge. In any field of enquiry,

the student will find it useful to remember, it is a major error

of the intellect to attempt to oppose prejudices based on

a priori arguments to the evidence afforded by facts- The final

test of a theory is that it should work satisfactorily in prac¬

tice. This is the test by which astrological theory should be

judged.


No science or art is more interesting, instructive and use¬

ful to mankind in contributing to bis moral and material

advancement than the sublime science of astrology. This is

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the most ancient of ail sciences and had reached considerable

perfection in India thousands of years ago.

While the modern scientists acknowledge astronomy, some

of them sneer at astrology and reject it with contempt charg¬

ing it with the dogmatism of charlatanry and superstition.

They preach frankness and research as fair and reasonable;

but show the greatest bigotry, when the subject of astrology is

taken up or introduced.

Astrology is the science which comprises the foretelling of

the regular movements of the planets, the fortunes and mis¬

fortunes of men, fates of nations, inundations, earthquakes,

plagues, volcanic eruptions, pestilences, and other incidents

relating to terrestrial phenomena. In Sanskrit it is called

Hora Sastra meaning the science that treats of Time. It is

also called Jyotisha o r the Knowledge of Light from Jyoti or

Light which is the root-cause for ail known creation. Accord¬

ing to the Western interpretations. Astrology is derived from

Aster —a star, and Logos —reason or logic.

No sane brain could ever deny the influence of planets

upon man and how they affect, deter and facilitate his future

career on the three planes of human existence, viz., physical

characteristics, mental peculiarities and spiritual aspirations.

That a certain subtle power, derived from nature, pervades

the entire universe, and the earth we inhabit is also subject to

this mysterious and subtle power is evident to all. The various

elements, encompassing all matter, are altered by the motions

of this ethereal power. The acts of creation ( srlshtl ), protec¬

tion ( sthlti ) and destruction (laya) are embedded in the womb

of the All-Powerful Time and these variations are brought

about as a consequence of this subtle power. The Sun by his

daily movements and the change of seasons brings to

Necessity for the Study of Astrology

3

perfection the embryo in plants and animals and brings about



various changes on the earth. The Moon being nearest to the

earth exercises much influence on it and as she wanes and

waxes rivers swell, the tides of the sea are ruled and the plants

and animals aflected.

The Sun as the central figure predominates over the entire

arrangement of the celestial system and the other planets aod

stars are directed by his rays.

Thus, it invariably follows, that all bodies in nature,

whether animate or inanimate, are subject to the motions of

the celestial bodies.* Not only those that are already in exis¬

tence are influenced by the movements and configurations of

planets, but also the impregnations and growth and develop¬

ments of the seeds from which all bodies emanate are moulded

by the quantity and quality of these influences at the time of

impregnation.

Astrology must not be confused with fatalism, witchcraft.

palm istry and card^shuffiing. It interprets what it conceives

to be the future of man as jnoulded by his previous Karma

and indicated by the planetary positions at the time of birth.

The greatest men of the world believed in and practised

astrology. Dante declared it to be “the highest, the noblest

and without defect’’. Kepler, Bacon, Pythogoras and Democrates

were masters in astrology. The ancient Hebrews called

the astrologer Asphe meaning “the mouthpiece of the star".

It is recorded that Newton was attracted to the study of

mathematics and astronomy by the contemplation of an

astrological figure of the heavens

* Vide my book Astrology and Modern Thought for an exposition of

the rationale of Astrology, in the light of modern concepts.

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When one has acquired a thorough knowledge of the ever*

lasting and ever-changing influences of the stars, he will be

able to prognosticate correctly the mental and physical

qualities of any man and the fortunes and misfortunes that

await him and his progress in the world whose actual moment

of birth is accurately known.

By thus knowing the future correctly, man can so create

an environment that, be can cope with the adverse periods of

his life and alleviate the evils, indicated by the planets to a

great extent. The human will is free to a certain extent and

advance knowledge of the future can enable one to mitigate

many evils. There is a proverb: “Fools obey planets while

wise men control them.”

CHAPTER II

The Zodiac and the Solar System

The zodiac is a broad band or belt in the heavens extend¬

ing 9 degrees on each side of the ecliptic. The ecliptic or the

path of the Sun passes exactly through the centre of the zodiac

longitudinally. It is an imaginary circle of 360 degrees and

the ancients divided this zodiac into 12 equal parts of 30

degrees each, each being named after the constellation.

Though each of these signs differs considerably from the

other, yet there is a sort of continuity through all the twelve.

The quality of each sign is not equally spread, but every

degree in a sign has its own peculiar qualities. The zodiac,

jcnown as the Bhachakra in Sanskrit, revolves on its axis once

in a day from east to west.

The planetary orbs, which the ancients recognised as

having the most powerful influences on our earth are seven,

leaving aside the shadowy planets, Rahu and Ketu, and the

so called newly discovered planets Uranus, Neptune and

Pluto which Hindu astrology does not recognise.

As inhabitants of the earth, we are concerned with the

influences of these celestial bodies on our planet. AH the

planets perform the double function of not only revolving on

their own axes once in a day (from west to east) but also

round the Sun. According to Suryasiddhanta, Saturn is the

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most distant planet from the earth. Jupiter, Mars, the Sun,

Venus, Mercury and the Moon come next in the order of their

distance from the terrestrial globe. Thus we see that the

nearest planet to our own orb is the Moon. The velocity of

each planet diminishes as its distance from the earth increases.

The Sun moves at the rate of roughly 1 degree of this

Circle of Light (zodiac) in one day composed of 24 hours or

boras, and takes 365 days and 6 hours to complete a circuit

round the zodiac. The Moon takes the average rate of 4^

ghatis or I hour and 48 minutes to traverse through a degree

of this space. Mars moves at the average rate of 4S days for

30 degrees o r takes 1^ days per degree. Mercury moves at

the average rate of 1^ degrees a day; but on account of his

closeness to the Sun and due to the solar influence, he is very

unsteady. He completes his average run in 27 days. He gets

into forward and backward motions from the Sun and attains

what is called astam or combustion. He hardly takes a day

to move in each degree, but moves on more rapidly for some

time, gets in front of the Sun and then begins to move slowly

and goes backwards from the Sun. These two states of

combustion, viz., moving forwards and backwards

from the position of the Sun, are designated in the astro¬

nomical works as pragasthambha and paschadasthambha—prcg

indicating towards the East of the Snn, and paschad indi¬

cating towards the West of the Sun. In these double motions

of backwards and forwards. Mercury never gets away more

than 28 degrees in either direction from the Sun. Though the

time allotted to Jupiter is one year in each sign of 30 degrees,

there is also some variation and the Jovian year or Barhaspathyamana

will be a little less than 12 years in the 12 signs.

Venus moves at the rate of 1 degree per day. Saturn is the

The Zodiac and the Solar System

7

slowest moving planet of the lot. He takes about 2} years or



30 months to move in a sign of 30 degrees and thus he takes

1 month to move in a degree. Rahu and Ketu which revolve

in the Apasavya order, i.e., from east to west, take 18 months

to travel through each sign of the zodiac.

All the planets, excepting the Sun, the Moon and the

shadowy planets Rabu and Ketu, undergo retrogression or

vakra and this will be folly explained in a future chapter.

This much of the explanation of the solar system seems to be

necessary to facilitate comprehension of the astrological terms

described in the subsequent chapters. For further details

about the astronomical peculiarities. I must refer the readers

to my A Manual of Hindu Astrology.

CHAPTER 111

Hindu Time Measure

Among the Hindus, 60 lunar years constitute one cycle

they are


1 .

Prabhava


26.

Nandana


2.

Vibbava


27.

Vi jay a


3.

Sukla


28.

Jaya


4.

Pramoduta

29.

Manmatha


5.

Prajotpatti

50.

Durmukhi


6.

Angirasa


31.

JHcvilambl

7,

Srimukha


32.

Vilambi


8.

Bhava


33.

Vikari


9.

Yuva


34.

Sarwari


10.

Dbalu


33.

Plava


11 .

Eswara


36.

Shubhakritu“

12.

Babudhaoya



37.

Shobhakrito

13.

Pramadi


38.

Krodht


14.

Vikrama


39.

Viswavasa

13.

Vishu


40.

Parabhava

16.

Chitrabhanu



41.

Plavanga


17.

Swabhaou


42.

Kilaka


18.

Taraoa


43.

Soumya


19

Parthiva


44.

Sadharana

20.

Vyaya


45.

Virodbikritu

21.

Sarwajitu



46.

Paridhavi

22.

Sarwadhari



47.

Pramadicha

23.

Virodbi


48.

Ananda


24.

Vikrili


49.

Rakshasa


25.

Kbara


50.

Nala


Hindu Tine Measure

9

51.



Pingala

56.


Dunhubbi

52.


Kalayukti

57.


Rudhirodgari

33.


Skldbarthi

58.


Rakthakshi

54.


Roudri

59.


Krodbaoa

55.


Durmathi

60.


Akshaya

The first year of the cycle denotes the evolution of a new

creative force which apparently is supposed to end in the last

or 60th year after getting fully matured, when the new year

gives rise to a new force: In Vibhava this force is expanded ;

Shukla denotes its vitality; Pramoduta causes development;

Prajotpatti increases activities; Angirasa connotes the diffe¬

rent forms the newly evolved force takes and similarly the

names are given for all the 60 years indicative of the function

that the force is supposed to do, till the year Akshaya or

destruction sets in which means that the force generated in

Prabhava has been destroyed.

Ayanas

There are two Ayanas —periods—in a year, the Uttarayana



commencing from the winter solstice, when the Sun enters

Capricorn or Afakara and moves in a northerly direction, and

Dakshinayana beginning with the summer solstice or the

ingress of the Sun into Cancer or Kataka when the Sun takes

a southerly course.

Ruthns or Seasons

The principal seasons among the Hindus are six, whereas

the Europeans consider only four, viz.. Autumn, Spring,

Winter and the Summer.

The six seasons are :—

Vasantha Ruthu: Chaitra and Vaisakha(Spring),Greeshma

Ruthu : Jyeshta and Ashadha (Summer), Varsha Ruthu :

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Sravana and Bbadrapada (Rainy season), Sarad Ruthu :

Aswija and Kartika (Autumn), Hemantha Ruthu : Margasira

and Pusbya (Winter), Sisira Ruthu: Magha and Phalguna

(Winter).

The twelve lunar months are:—

Cbaitra


March-April

Vaisakha


Apri 1-May

Jycshta


May-June

Ashadba


Jun e-July

Sravana


July-August

Bbadrapada

August-Sept ember

Aswija


Septembcr-October

Kartika


Octobcr-November

Margasira

N ovem bcr-December

Pusbya


December-January

Magha


January-Pebruary

Phalguoa


February-March

The name of each lunar month is given as a result of the

constellation falling on the Full Moon day of the particular

month.


Solar months with their Tamil and English equivalents

Solar Months

English

Mcsha—Chittirai

Aries

Vrishabba—Vaigasi



Taurus

Mithuna—Ani

Gemini

Kataka—Adi



Cancer

Simha—Avani

Leo

Kanya—Purattaai



Virgo

Thula—Alpisi

Libra

Vrischika—Kartigai



Scorpio

Dhanus—M argali

Sagittarius

Makara—Thai

Capricorn

Kumbha—Masi

Aquarius

Meena-Panguni

Pisces

Hindu Time Measure



11

ShakU and Krishna Pakshas

Shukla Paksba consists of the bright hair of the lunar

month when the Moon waxes. The fifteen days from the next

day of the New Moon to including the Full Moon constitute

the Shukla Paksba. The dark half of the lunar month or the

other IS days from the next day of the Full Moon to the New

Moon day make up the Krishna Paksba.

CHAPTER IV

Planets, Signs and Constellations

Nine important planets are considered in Hindu astrology

as affecting the terrestrial phenomena. Their Sanskrit equiva¬

lents and the symbols used by Western astrologers are also

given here for ready reference:—

Sun

Surya or Ravi



©

Moon


Soma or Chandra

Mars


Kuja or Angaraka

3

Mercury



Budha or Soumya

s

Jupiter



Guru or Brihaspati

u

Venus



Sukra or Bhargava

Saturn


Sani ot Manda

*7

Dragon’s Head



Rahu or Thama

a

Dragon’s Tail



Ketu or Sikhi

e

The twelve signs of the zodiac are



1. Mesba

Aries


the Ram

r

2. Vrishabha



Taurus

the Bull


«

3. Mithuna

Gemini

the Twins



n

4. Kata k a

Cancer

the Crab


©

Sitnha


Leo

the Lion


a

6. Kanya


Virgo

the Virgin

n*

7. Thula


Libra

the Balance

8. Vrischika

Scorpio


the Scorpion

"l

9. Dhanus



Sagittarius

the Centaur

t

10. Makara



Capricorn

the Crocodile

ft

11. Kumbha



Aquarius

the Water-bearer*

12. Meena

Pisces


the Fishes

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13

The zodiac is a circle of light and consequently it knows

no beginning or end. In order to measure the distance an

astronomical point (end of the constellation of Revati) is

established which is called the first point of Aries. The zodiac

is marked by 27 constellations or naksbatras. The first point of

the Aswini, the first constellation, synchronises with the first

point of Aries, which is the starting point of the fixed zodiac.

Each nakshatra measures 13° 20' of arc and consists of four

quarters or padas of 3° 20' each. Thus 2* constellations or

nine quarters comprise a zodiacal sign. The Rasis (signs) and

Nakshatras (constellations) are both reckoned from the same

point, viz., the zero degree of the zodiac or the first point of

Mesha (Aries).

The constellations are

1. Aswini—0 Arietis, 3 stars resembling a horse’s face.

2. Bharani—41 Arietis, 3 stars resembling a female sexual

organ.


ifi 3. Krittika—q Tauri Alcyone-2, 6 stars resembling a

razor.


* 4. Robini— Aldebaran, 5 stars resembling a chariot.

3. Mrigasira— l Orionis, 3 stars resembling a head of a

deer.

6. Aridra—a Beteigeuse, one star resembling a head.



7. Punarvasu —p Geminorium Pollux, 5 stars resembling

a bow.


8. Pushyami —8 Cancri, 3 stars resembling a flower.

9. Aslesha—< Hydare, 6 stars resembling a serpent.

10. Makha —p Leonis or Regulus, 3 stars resembling a

palanquin.

11 and 12. Pubba and Uttara —& Leonis, and Denebola 4

stars resembling the legs of a cot.

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'S' 13. Hasta— & Corvi, 5 stars resembling a palm.

^‘f4. China— Virginis Spiea, one star resembling a pearl.

15. Swati—a Booth or Arcturus, one star resembling a

sapphire.

16. Visakha—a Librae, 3 stars resembling a potter's wheel.

17. Anuradha— 8 Scorpii, 3 stars resembling an umbrella.

18. Jyeshta— Antares, 3 stars resembling an umbrella.

19. Moola— i Scorpii, 6 stars resembling a crouching line.

20 and 21. Poorvashadha, Uttarashadha— S and o Sagittarii,

4 stars resembling a square.

22. Sravana—a Aquila, 3 stars resembling an arrow.

23. Dhanishta— fi Delphini, 4 stars resembling a drum.

24. Satabhisha—

23. Poorvabhadra—0 Pegasi ) 4 stars resembling the legs

26. Uttarabhadra—Y Pegasi j of a cot.

27. Revati—£ Piscium, 3 stars resembling a fish.

The following quarters (padas) of the constellations

comprise the twelve zodiacal signs :—

No. Rasi

(Sign)


Nakshatra

(Constellation)

Padas

(Quarters)



Space on the

ecliptic from

0° Aries

1. Aries


1. Aswini

4

13°



20

2. Bbarani

4

26

40



3. Kriitika

1

30



0

2. Tiaras

Krittika

3

40



0

4. Robioi

4

53

20



5. Mrigasira

2

60



0

3. Gemini

Mrigasira

2

66



40

6 Aridra


4

80

0



7. Punarvasu

3

90



0

4. Cancer

Punarvasu

1

93



20

8. Pusbyami

4

106


40

9. Aslesha

4

120


0

Planets. Signs and Constellations

13

Ho. Ko*i


(Sign)

Nakshatra

(Constellation)

Pa das


(Quarters)

Space on the

ecliptic from

5.

Leo



10.

Makha


4

133


20

— 11.


Pubba

4

146



40

12.


Uttara

l

150



0

6.

Virgo



Uttara

3

160



0

13.


Hasta

4

173



20

\

14.



Cbitta

2

180



0

7.

Libra



Chitta

2

186



40

15.


Swati

4

20 0



0

16.


Visakha

3

210



0

8.

Scorpio



Visakha

1

213



20

17.


Anuradha

4

226



40

18.


Jyeshta

4

240



0

9.

Sagittarius



19.

Moo la


4

253


20

20.


Poorvashadha

4

296



40

21;


Uttarashadha

1

270



0

10*


Capricorn

Uttarashadba

3

280


0

22.


Sravana

4

293



20

23.


Dhaoishta

2

300



0

11.


Aquarius

Dhanishta

2

306


40

24.


Satabhisha

4

320



0

25.


Poorvabhadra

3

330



0

12.


Pisces

Poorvabbadrr

1

333


20

26.


Uttarabbadra

4

346



40

27.


Revati

4

360



0

Tbe above table interpreted means that four -quarters of

Aswini, four quarters of Bharani and the first quarter of

Krittika make up Aries or Mesha. The remaining three

quarters of Krittika, four quarters of Rohini and the first

two quarters of Mrigasira compose Taurus or Vrishabba and

so on. This will enable one to fix the positions of planets in a

horoscope, as in most Hindu almanacs, the planetary

positions are generally given in constellations and quarters.

CHAPTER V

Peculiarities of the Zodical Signs

Each zodiacal sign has certain peculiarities attributed to it

by ancient Maharishis. For instance, each sign represents

some element in nature, such as fire, air, earth and water.

Moveable signs (Chara Rasis) are Aries, Cancer, Libra

and Capricorn. Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius ar e fixed

signs (Sthira Rasis) . Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces

are said to be common signs (Dwiswabhava Rasis) . Aries,

Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius are odd signs.

Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces are

classified as even signs. All odd signs are cruel and mascu¬

line and all even signs are mild and Feminine. Again, we have

an account of fiery signs (Agnitatwa Rasis), viz., Aries, Leo

and Sagittarius. Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn are earthy

signs (Bhutatwa Rasis). Gemini, Libra and Aquarius are

airy signs (Vayutatwa Rasis). And finally Cafocer, Scorpio

and Pisces are classified as watery signs (Jalatatwa Rasis).

Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius are signs

of long ascension and those of short ascension are Capricorn,

Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus and Gemini.* Cancer, Scor¬

pio and Pisces are fruitful and Gemini, Leo and Virgo are

barren. Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio and Aquarius

* Of course, this order has to be reversed for places situated io South

of Equator.

peculiarities of the Zodiacal Signs

17

file by their beads and are consequently called Sirodaya Rash



wbicb, excepting Gemini, are said to be powerful during the

jay. The Prushtodaya signs ( rising by hinder part) are Aries,

Taurus. Cancer, Sagittarius and Capricorn. These signs along

with Gemini are said to be powerful during the night. Pisces

forms a combination of the two and is called Ubhayodaya

jlasi with power both during day and night. Gemini,

Virgo. Aquarius and the first half of Sagittarius are the signs

gl voice.

These details would be highly useful in the delineation of

character and mental disposition.

Quadrant s (Kendras\ are 1, 4, 7 and 10. Trines (Trikonas)

‘are 5 and 9. Cadent houses (Panaparas) are 2, 5 f 8 and 11.

Succeedent houses ( Apoklimas) are 3, 6, 9 and 12 (9th being a

trikona must be omitted). Upachayas a rc 3, 6, 10 and 11.

CHAPTER VI

Astrological Terminology

The allocation of sign rulership does not appear to be

arbitrary. For instance, the Sun rules Leo. If we replace

the Sun by the earth, then we find that the nearest planet to

the Earth, viz., the Moon, rules the nearest sign to Leo, viz..

Cancer.

Guru


Kuja

Sukra


Budha

(Jupiter)

(Mars)

(Venus)


(Merc.)

u

?

5

Sani



Chandra

(Saturn)


(Moon)

•?

>



Sani

Ravi


(Saturn)

(Sun)


*?

O

Gum



Kuja

Sukra


Budha

(Jupiter)

(Man)

(Venus)


(Merc.)

4

2



According to Suryasiddhanta, Saturn is the most distant

planet from the Earth ; Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Mercury and

the Moon come next in the order of their distance. Based on

such an arrangement, the rulerships are allotted. The planets

and signs are related by what is known as sign rulership.

Astrological Terminology

19

Aries and Scorpio are ruled by Mars. Venus rules Taurus



and Libra. Mercury governs Gemini and Virgo. The Moon

owns Cancer. The Sun is the lord of Leo. Jupiter governs

^Pisces and Sagittarius. Capricorn and Aquarius are ruled by

Saturn. Leo and Ketu rule Scorpio. Rahu owns Leo and

Ketu rules Scorpio.

gxaltatiqns. — The Sun is exalted in the 10th degree of

Aries ; the Moon in the 3rd degree of Taurus; Mars in the

,^8th degree of Capricorn ; Mercury in the ISth degree of

;Virgo; Jupiter in the Sth degree of Cancer; Venus in tbe 27th

degree of Pisces; and Saturn in the 20th degree of Libra,

Jtabu in 20° of Tauruaand Ketu in 20° of Scorpio.

Debilitations.— The 7th house or the 180tb degree from

the place of exaltation is the place of debilitation or fall. The

.Sun is debilitated in the 10th degree of Libra, the Moon in the

3rd degree of Scorpio and so on.

Benejics and. Malefics .— Planets are benefic or malefic

according to their inherent nature. They tend to do good or

evil. Jupiter, Venus, Full Moon and well-associated Mercury

a ft held to be good planets. New Moon, badly associated

Mercury, the Sun, Saturn, Mars, Rahu and Ketu are evil

or malefic ones: From the eighth day of the bright half of

the lunar month the Moon is full and strong. She is weak

from the eighth day of the dark half.

Sexes^- Jupiter. Mars and the Sun are males; Venus,

^Rahu and the Moon are females; and Saturn, Mercury and

. Ketu are eunuchs or hermaphrodites. This enables us to

determine the sex of tbe child in the birth horoscope and tbe

sex of the person involved if it is a horary chart.

Colours .— Each planet represents a certain colour which

is as follows : —Sun—copper. Mars—blood red. Moon—

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Hindu Predictive Astrology



white, Saturn—black, Mercury-green, Jupiter—bright

yellow and Venus-mixture of all colours.

Moolatrikonas^— There are certain positions called Moolatrikonas

which are similar to those of exaltation. The Sun’s

Moolatrikona is Leo (0°-20°); the Moon has Taurus (4 , -20°);

Mercury—Virgo (l6*"-20°); Jupiter—Sagittarius (0°-I0°);

Mars—Aries (0°-12°) ; Venus—Libra (0°-15°) ; and Saturn—

Aquarius (0°-20°).

Planetary Natures . —The Sun, the Moon and Jupiter are

divine in nature and indicate Satvikaguna or philosophical and

philanthropic dispositions. Venus and Mercury represent

Rajasa or imperious disposition. Mars and Saturn deoote

Thamasa or dull nature.

The Sun and Mars are fiery planets; Mercury is earthy;

Saturn is airy; Jupiter is ethereal; and Venus and the Moon

are watery.

The Sun represents ego or atma ; the Moon mams or

mind; Mars-martial power; Mercury—good and eloquent

speech; Jupiter indicates wisdom ; Venus shows voluptuous¬

ness and gross sensual pleasures; and Saturn indicates sorrows

and miseries.

The Sun and the Moon are kings; Mars—commander-inchief;

Mercury—Yuvaraja or heir-apparent; Jupiter and

Venus—Prime Ministers; and Saturn a servant.

Planetary Relations .—By the term friendship and enmity

among planets we have to understand that the rays of one

planet will be intensified or counteracted by those of the other

declared to be its friend or enemy respectively. Friendship

will be both permanent and temporary.

21

astrological Terminology



Permanent Relationship

Friends


Neutrals

Emmies


vfn

Mood, Mars*

Mercury

Saturn,


Jupiter

Venus


Moon

Sun, Mercury

Mars, Jupiter,

Venus. Saturn

None

Mara


Sun, Moon.

Jupiter


Venus, Saturn

Mercury


Mercian

Sun, Venus

Mars. Jupiter,

Saturn


Moon

Jupiter


Sun, Moon,

Mars


Saturn

Mercury


Venus

Venus


Mercury, Saturn

Mars, Jupiter

Sun, Moon

Saturn


Mercury, Venus

Jupiter


Sun. Moon,

Mars


Temporary Relationship

Besides Naisargika or natural friendship, planets become

temporary friends also by virtue of their sign positions.

Planets found in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th and 12th signs

from any other planet, become its temporary friends. Those

ip ( the remaining signs become temporary enemies. In judging

athoroscope, both types of relationships should be carefully

fposidered thus:

^anaoeot Friend

4

Temporary Friend



Best Friend

(«Naisargika Mitra)

4

{Tatkalika Mltra)



-

(Adki Mitra)

Permanent Friend

4

Temporary Enemy



-

Neutral


(Naisargika Mttra )

4

{TatkaUka Satru )



-

{Sama)


Permanent Enemy

4

Temporary Enemy



-

Bitter Eoemy

^Naisargika Satru)

4

(TatkaUka Satru)



-

{Adhl Satru)

Permanent Enemy

4

Temporary Friend



Neutral


{Jfalsarglka Satru)

+

(TatkaUka Mitra)



m

{Sama)


permanent Neutral

4

Temporary Friend



Friend

(Nasargika Sama)

+

(TatkaUka Mitra)



-

{Mitra)


Permanent Neutral

4

Temporary Enemy



Enemy


(Naisargika Sama )

4

(TatkaUka Satru)



-

{Satru)


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Hindu Predictive Astrology

In the illustration given below, let us find out the tempo,

rary and permanent friendships and enmities between the

olanets. Take for instance, Jupiter. The Moon is in the

seventh, therefore he becomes temporary enemy of Jupiter.

But from the table of permanent relationship given above, it

H

Rahu



V

K

Moon



Saturn

n

Ascdt



Horoscope of a

male boro oo

8-8-1912 at 7-43

p. m. (I.S.T.)

Lat. 13 North ;

Long. 77° 34'

East.

©

Sun



vy

SI

Mars



Merc.

Venus


$

Jupiter


A

TO

Ketu



will be seen that the Moon is the friend of Jupiter. Now

adding the two :—Temporary enemy plus permanent friend,

we get the compounded relation as neutral. Thus the Moon

is a neutral of Jupiter. Similarly, ascertain the relations with

reference to other planets

Planetary Castes. —Venus and Jupiter are Brahmins or

holy people; the Sun and Mars are Kshatriyas or belong to

the warrior caste; the Moon is Vaisya or trader; Mercury is

Sudra or farmer and Saturn is Antyaja or untouchable. One

should not confuse this with the so-called caste system.

According to Lord Krishna, rarna is based on guno and

karma.


Astrological Terminology 23

Planetary Directions . —The Sun, Venus, Mara, Rahu,

.Saturn, Moon, Mercury and Jupiter indicate East, S.-E.,

South, S.-W., West, N.-W., North and N.-E., respectively.

According to Hindu astronomy, planets in the course of their

journey in the zodiac are said to be obstructed by certain

invisible forces called mondochcha, seeghroehcha and patha as

g.result of which they become stationary for a while, get

backward movements and again after some time, they regain

Afcfr natural course. This phenomenon of going backwards is

called retrogression. The astronomical aspect of the retro*

mide movements of planets is somewhat cumbersome and for

wtails readers may refer to any standard texts on astronomy.

Athichara or Acceleration .— If a planet moves from one

fi^n to the other faster than its usual speed it gets what is

Allied Athichara or Acceleration.

9 Stambhana or_ Stagnation .— Residence in the same sign for

£iote than the usual period makes a planet get this stage.

Astangota or Combustion . —Planets in intimate conjunction

iflfch the Sun get combustion and become utterly powerless.

Samagama.— Planets with the Moon acquire Samagama.

* ' Arohana .— The ascending direction from the debilitation

- to the exaltation.

The descending direction from exaltation to

Avarohana .

isbilitation.

CHAPTER VII

Planetary Strengths and Avasthas

Planetary conjunctions play an important part in the

determination of the various sources of strength and weak¬

ness of the planets in a horoscope. Conjunction of good

planets always produces beneficial results while the reverse

holds good when malefic planets join together.

Planets on account of their incessant movements get into

certain states of existence called avasthas which are ten in

number. Bach avastha produces its own results. In the

judgment of a horoscope all these details have to be fully

considered.

Deeptha or Exaltation.— Gains from conveyances, respect

from elders, fame, wealth and good progeny.

Swastha or Own House . —Fame, wealth, position, lands,

happiness and good children.

Muditha or in the House of a Friend .— Happiness.

Sant ha or an Auspicious Sub-division, —Strength and

courage, helping relations, comfort and happiness.

Sakta or Retrogression* — Courage, reputation, wealth and

progeny.

Peedya or Residence in the last quarter of a sign . —

Prosecution, incarceration, pilfering habits and expulsion

from country.

Planetary Strengths and Avastbas

25

Deena or in Inimical House. — Jealousy, mental worry,



brain trouble, sickness and degradation.

Vikala or Combustion .— Diseases, orphanage, loss of wife

and children and disgrace.

Khala or Debilitation. — Losses, mean birth, troubles from

various sources, quarrels with parents and relations, imprison¬

ment and hating God and sacred literature.

Bhita or Acceleration* — Losses from various sources,

torture, foes, mean habits and danger in foreign countries.

The ShadbaJas or Six Sources of Strength and Weakness

of Planets Each planet is supposed to get a particular shaie

of strength when it occupies a particular position. The source

of strength can be numerically measured by a certain unit

called Rupa. (For full details, see my book Graha and Bhava

Balas.) There are six kinds of strength considered in Indian

astrology.

1. Sthanabala* —This is the positional strength which a

planet gets as a result of its occupying a particular house in

the horoscope. A planet gets Sthanabala in its exaltation,

own house, moolatrikona, and friendly house and Swa (own)

Shadvargas (for Shadvargas vide Chapter XI).

2. Digbala. — This is the directional strength. Jupiter and

Mercury are powerful in the East (ascendant). The Sun and

Mars get their directional strength in the North (10th house).

Saturn in the West (7th house) gains Digbala. Venus and the

Moon acquire directional strength in the South (4th house).

3. Chestabala ( Motional strength).— The Sun and the Moon

in the signs ot Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus

and Gemini which constitute the Uttarayana (Sun’s northerly

course) and Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn in

retrogression or in conjunction with the Full Moon get

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Hindu Predictive Astrolog)



Chestabala. If Jupiter, Veous, Mercury and Saturn are with

Mars, they are said to be defeated in the planetary fight or

Grahayuddha and get Chestabala.

4. Kalabala. — Kalabala means temporal strength. The

Moon, Mars and Saturn are powerful during the night. The

Sun, Jupiter and Venus are powerful during the day. Mercury

is always powerful. Malefics and benefics are powerful during

the dark half and bright half of the lunar month respectively.

Mercury, the Sun, Saturn, the Moon, Venus and Mars are

powerful at sunrise, noon, evening, first part of the night,

midnight and the last part of the night respectively. Jupiter

is always strong. Planets in their weekdays, months and years

are said to be powerful.

5. Drugbala . —Drugbala is reckoned as a result of the

aspect to which each planet is subjected to by the other. The

houses of aspect are given in the next chapter. Aspects of

benefics give full Drugbala or strength, and aspects of malefics

take away the Drugbala

6. Naisargtkabala ■ —This means permanent or natural

strength. Each planet is supposed to produce a particular

measure of strength permanently irrespective of its position.

The Sun, the Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, Mars and

Saturn are strong in order. The Sun is the most powerful and

Saturn is the least powerful.

The strengths of planets can be numerically calculated as

per my book Graha and Bhava Balas.

CHAPTER VI 11

Hindu Method of Casting the Horoscope

The horoscope is simply a scheme or a plan representing

an accurate picture of the heavens, of the positions of the

planets and the stars for the time at which a child is born or

at any particular moment. The map of the heavens contain¬

ing the 12 divisions is drawn in either a square or circular

form. 1 give below the most common kinds of diagrams now

in vogue in India and abroad.

For the benefit of my Western readers, and such Indian

readers who have no access to almanacs, I have also explained

the method of casting the horoscope according to the Western

system and its reduction to the Hindu, in the next chapter.

The following are some of the maps used by different

countries

S. INDIA N. INDIA

*

V

U



n

ss

«



SI

t

1*1



A

*

28



Hindu Predictive Astrology

For all practical purposes almanacs published by competent

Hindu astronomers, giving the planetary positions, can be

used by beginners, and after acquiring a thorough familiarity

with the various rules for the computation of horoscopes on

the basis of such almanacs, the student may refer to modern

ephemerides for greater accuracy.

Western Countries

Find out the date of birth in the almanac in the particular

year and write on a sheet of paper all the details given for

that day. In most of the almanacs, the positions of the

planets are given in Nakshatra Padas (Constellational

quarters) and by merely copying them, one would be able to

mark the Rasi (zodiacal) and Navamsa (one-ninth division)

diagrams.

Ascertain the exact moment of birth and sunrise. If the

time is in English hours, convert it into ghatis (2^ ghatis

make one hour, .24_minutes make one ghati and 24 seconds

make on \e vfghati). the birth lias occurred^ afFer midnight.

Hindu Method of Casting the Horoscope

29

it must be taken as belonging to the previous day as among



the Hindus a day is reckoned from sunrise to sunrise.

Ascertain how many hours after sunrise the birth has occurred

and convert this into ghatis.

In the almanac, if there are any planets marked on the

day of birth and if the ghatis given against each or

any of them are below the time of birth, reproduce them

as they are ; otherwise trace back and find out the positions

of planets nearest to the date of birth. For the Moon

some calculations are necessary. Find out the constellation

on the day of birth which can be readily seen in the

almanac and note down its duration. If it be the one that

ends on the same day, then add to this duration, the number

of ghatis and vighatis obtained by subtracting from 60, the

extent of the preceding asterism on the previous day. The

sum represents the entire duration of the constellation in

question. One-fourth of this gives the duration of a quarter

or pada. Add birth time to the duration of the constellation

on the previous day. This gives how much of time has

elapsed in the constellation at the time of birth. Dividing

this by the duration of each quarter, we get the particular

quarter of the constellation in which the Moon is.

In case the constellation be the one that ends on the next

day, the duration of the asterism on the day of birth and that

on the next day must be obtained thus :

Let us assume that the sunrise on the day of birth of the

following illustrative horoscope is at 5-35 a.m. The birth has

taken place at 5-35 p.m. Deducting sunrise from birth time

(5-35 p.m. = 17 hours, 35 minutes) we get 12 hours. This

converted into ghatis at 2^ ghatis per one hour gives 30

ghatis as the time of birth after sunrise. From the almanac.

30

Hindu Predictive Astrology



we find that on the day or birth the constellation Rohini ruled

for 21-59 ghatis. Subtract from 60 ghatis, the number of

ghatis and vigbatis at which the Moon left the previous

constellation. Add to this, the number of ghatis and vighatis

when this constellation terminates the next day. The total

duration of the constellation is obtained. Subtract from the

time of birth (in ghatis) the time when the Moon left the

previous asterism. The time elapsed from the beginning of

the constellation to the moment of the birth is obtained. Now

it will be easy to find in what quarter the Moon is placed.

The following illustration enables the student to grasp the

principles enumerated above easily.

Illustration .—Born 8th August 1912 A.D. at 5-35 p.m. or

30 ghatis after sunrise. Long. 78° E., Lat. 13' N. :

On 8-8-1912. On 9-9-1912

Duration of day = Gh. 60-0 Extent of Mrigaslra

Extent of Rohini 21-59 — Gh. 19-15

Extent of Mrigaaira 38-1

on 8-8-1912

Total duration of Mrigaaira

- Gh. 38-1 + Gh. 19.15 = Gh. 57-16.

Dividing this by 4, we find that each quarter lasts for

-Gh. 14-19

Again, Birth time ... Gh. 30-0

Duration of Rohini .... 21-59

Time elapsed is Mrigaslra ... 8-1

Since the balance is less than ghatis 14-19, the first

quarter of Mrigasira rules at birth, i.e., the Moon occupies

the first quarter of Mrigasira. Tracing back, the positions of

other planets are obtained thus:

Hindu Method of Casting the Horoscope

31

Sun in the



11 quarter of

Aslesha


Moon

I

do.



Mrlgaslra

Mars


III

do.


Pubba

Mercury


11

do.


Makha (Retrogression)

Jnpiter


11

do.


Jyeshta

Venus


I

do.


Makha

Saturn


I

do.


Robiui

Rabu


III

do.


Revati

Ketu


I

do.


Cbitta

X

Rahil



V

Mood


Saturn

n

Ascdt.



RASI

0

Sun



Y?

SI

Mara



Merc.

Venus


t

1

"l



Jupiter

Ketu


Take the Sun. He is in the second quarter of Aslesha.

Count from the constellation Aswini upto the constellation

of the planet. It is 8. Convert this into padas or quarters

(one quarter is equal to 31/3 degrees of ecliptic arc); 8 x 4 = 32.

Add the two quarters already passed by the planet in Aslesha.

32 plus 2 - 34. Since 9 padas make one Rasi, divide this by

9; 34/9-3 7/9. The remainder is 7. That is, the Sun passed

three signs from Aries and is in the fourth sign, namely

Cancer. All this trouble can be saved by referring to the

32

Hindu Predictive Astrology



Table of constellations given on page 14. The Sun, as we

know, is in the 2nd pada of Aslesha. From the table, it will

be seen that the last quarter of Punarvasu, the four quarters

of Pushyami and the four quarters of Aslesha constitute the

sign Cancer. As the Sun is still in the 2nd pada of Aslesha,

we can readily place him in Cancer. Similarly, fix all the

other planets in their respective signs.

Ascendant or the Lagoa

The next step after fixing the planets is the correct determi¬

nation of Lagoa or the Ascendant. The earth is egg-shaped

and rotates once a day on its axis and thus all the zodiacal

signs are invariably “exposed” to the solar influence. As the

earth is egg-shaped, certain signs are exposed to a greater

extent of time than others. The 12 solar months are named

after the 12 signs of the zodiac. On the first day of Aries the

first degree of that particular sign rises in the eastern horizon

at sunrise and the remaining signs gradually ascend till the

next day at sunrise when the sunrise takes place in the second

degree of Aries. The sunrise takes place in the last degree of

the zodiac on the 30th day of Pisces, when the solar year

ends. Thus the Lagna or the Ascendant is that particular

point of the ecliptic considered with reference to the particular

horizon. Therefore, certain periods of time are allotted to

each of the zodiacal signs to rise, the duration of such periods

depending upon the latitude of the place. The duration of

the signs varies in accordance with the degree of the latitude

of tbe place and the student is referred to Appendix B at the

end of the book by means of which the rising periods of the

various signs for the different degrees of latitude can easily

be ascertained.

Hindu Method of Casting the Horoscope

33

•The degree and the sign in which the Sun rises will be



the ascendant at the particular time. The solar date or birth

is readily found out in the almanac. In the illustration given,

the solar date is the 24th of Cancer. The rising sign in that

month will be Cancer itself. But the Sun rises in it on the

first day in the first degree of Cancer. The person was born

on the 24th evening and therefore the Sun has passed 23

degrees of Cancer and rose on that morning in the 24th

degree.


Therefore the Sun on the day of birth was in Cancer 24

degrees. Time of birth is 30 ghatis. Cancer extends for

about 5-31 ghatis (see Appendix B) at Lat. 13° N. There¬

fore each degree requires 5-31 x 60/30 - l 3 l ff vighatis to rise.

Therefore the Sun has 23 x 11^-253|| vighatis or 4 ghatis

and 13J|or 14 vighatis.

Duration of Cancer

Gb.


- 5-31

Ghatis gained by the Sun

- 4-14

Ghatis remaining to be covered



by the Sun

- 1-17

Leo


- 5-20f


Virgo

- 3-6


Libra

- 5-6



Scorpio

- 2-20$



Sagittarius

-

5-3*



Total

_ 27-41|


* The method of finding the Lagna given here is of a general

character intended to serve the purpose of a beginner. The exact situa¬

tion of the Sun must be ascertained and then the rising sign and degree

found out. Full particulars with examples will be found in Chapter VIII

of my book A Manual of Hindu Astrology to which the reader is

referred.

34

Hindu Predictive Astrology



Birth has taken place at 30 ghatis and since Sagittarius

ends at 27-41 2/3 ghatis after sunrise the ascendant is

Capricorn, i.e., 2 ghatis and 18 1/3 vighatis have elapsed in

Capricorn.

The positions of the planets and the Lagna in their exact

degrees are thus calculated with the aid of the almanacs.

Each sign is composed of 30 degrees. In the illustration,

Capricorn is the ascendant. Its duration is 312 2/3 vighatis

at 13 degrees north latitude. Therefore as 312 2/3 vighatis

are to 30 degrees, so are 138 1/3 vighatis to the degrees

required 30/312| x 138 1/3=13 degrees 17 minutes. Thus

the ascendant is 13 degrees 17 minutes Capricorn. This is the

Bhavamadbya or the mid-point of the first bouse, and the

first house or the first Bhava extends roughly IS degrees on

either side of this point. For determining the cusps of houses

(Bhavamadhya, etc.) reference may be made to my A Manual

of Hindu Astrology. For ordinary purposes*, it may be sup¬

posed that each Bhava extends IS degrees on either side of the

mid-point. In the illustration, 13 degrees Capricorn is the

Bhavamadhya of the first house and it roughly extends from

29 degrees of Sagittarius to 28 degrees of Capricorn. The

second house extends from 28 degrees Capricorn and so on.

In “Table of Houses" the cusps of the houses are readily

available and the student will not find it difficult to enter

them in the chart. At the outset, the beginner will do well to

confine his attention to these primary rules without worrying

himself with the technique of mathematical astrology.

The exact Nirayana longitude, say of the Sun, is to be

determined at the birth of a person on 8th August 1912 A.D.,

at 5-35 p.m. (I.S.T.). That year’s almanac will give the

following information

* Even this supposition holds rood only with reference to places that

lie ncur the equator.

Hindu Method of Catting the Horoscope

33

5th August 1912— Sun enters 3rd quarter of Aslesha at



4(5-30 ghatis. I J

9th August 1912—Sun enters 3rd quarter of Aslesha at

17-44 gbatis. /

Therefore the period taken by the Sun'to pass through one

pada or 3 1/3 degrees of the ecliptic are is : —

5th August Gh. 13—30 subtracting the time of entry from

60 gh. being duration of the day.

6th do. 60— 0

7tb do. 60- 0

8th do. 60— 0

9th do. 17 44

Total • 211—14 or 12,674 righatis.

Time elapsed from the entry of the Sun into the 2nd pada of

Aslesha (which is nearest to the time of birth) upto the

moment of birth.

5tb August Gb. 13—30

6th do. 60— 0

7th do- 60— 0

*th do. 30—0 (moment of birth)

Total .... 163—30 or 9,810 vighatis.

In 12, 674 vighatis the Sun covers V degrees.

In 9,810 vighatis the Sun covers x *1*°^ r.e., equal to

2 degrees, 34 minutes and 48 seconds of arc.

In the 2nd pada or quarter of Aslesha, the Sun has passed

2 degrees, 34 minutes and 48 seconds. We know that the last

quarter of Punarvasu, the four padas of Pushyami and four

padas of Aslesha compose Cancer. Upto the 2nd pada of

Aslesha, the number of padas passed in Cancer is Punar¬

vasu 1 plus Pushyami 4 plus Aslesha I, total 6 padas or

6 x 10/3 « 20 degrees. This added to the number of degrees

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passed in the 2nd pada of Aslesha gives the exact Nirayana

longitude of the Sun at the time of birth, viz., 20 degrees plus

2 degrees, 34 minutes and 48 seconds will be equal to 22

degrees, 34 minutes and 48 seconds. Thus in the illustrative

horoscope, the Nirayana Sun is in 22 degrees, 34 minutes and

48 seconds Cancer. For other planets the longitudes must be

computed similarly.

CHAPTER IX

Western Method of Horoscope Casting

and Its Reduction to the Hindu

A short account of the difference existing between the

Hindu and Western zodiacs seems necessary before explaining

the method involved in the erection of the heavenly map

according to the Western system and its reduction to the

Hindu zodiac. The Hindu astronomers of the Nirayana

school trace their observations of planets to the fixed zodiac

while the Western astronomers, belonging to the Sayana

system, consider the moving zodiac commencing from the

ever-shifting vernal equinox. The exact period when both

the zodiacs were it: the first point is doubted by a number of

astronomers and accordingly the Ayanamsa—precessional

distance—or the increment between the beginning of the fixed

and moveable zodiacs, varies from 19 to 23 degrees. This

Ayanamsa is reckoned roughly at 50 1/3 seconds of arc per

year (see Appendix A).

Erect the horoscope as per rules given below. Subtract

the Ayanamsa for the year of birth from such positions and

the Hindu horoscope is obtained. In one year the Ayanamsa

gains by 50 ]/3 seconds of arc so that precession for odd days

may conveniently be omitted.

In an # ephemeris (Raphael’s or Die Deutsche’s or any

standard one) the longitudes of planets are calculated daily

• "Raman’s Ninety-year Ephemeris" (1891-1980) can be used with

great advantage by Indian as well as Western students of astrology.

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for Greenwich Mean Noon. Therefore Local Mean Time of the

place of birth must be turned into its equivalent Greenwich

Time. Add to the Local Mean Time of birth, if the birthplace

is west of Greenwich, four minutes for every degree of

longitude. Subtract four minutes from the Local Mean Time

of birth for every degree of longitude, if the birthplace is

east of Greenwich. Having converted this Local Mean Time

of birth into Greenwich Mean Time the planetary longitudes

can be calculated from the ephemeris easily. To find out the

exact longitude of the planet for a given time the difference

of longitude between the previous noon (if birth is a.m.) and

the noon of the birthday or the difference between the noon

of the day (if birth is p.m.) and the next noon must be noted.

(In some publications the daily movements of planets will be

given in a separate section). This difference is the motion of

the planet in 24 hours. Then the following rule must be

applied: As 24 hours are to the dally motion so is the difference

between the given time and noon to the motion required.

Illustration— Born 8th August 1912, Thursday 7 hours 23

minutes p.m., L.M.T., longitude 77 degrees 35 minutss east

and latitude 13 degrees north.

Long. 77 degrees 35 minutes = 5h. 10m. 20s-io timeLocal

Mean Time of birth 7 23 6 p.m.

Long, of birthplace (in time) — 5 10 20 p.m.

G.M.T. of birth 2 12 46 p.m.

Since the place of birth is east of Greenwich subtracting

the difference of longitude in time from Local Mean Time, we

get the corresponding Greenwich Mean Time, which is equal

to 2 hours, 12 minutes and 46 seconds p.m. Referring to

Ephemeris for 1912, for 8th August 1912, the Sun’s longitude

on that noon is given as Leo 15 degrees, 32 minutes and

4 seconds. On page 35 the daily motion of the Sun on the

day is given as 57 mioutes and 34 seconds.

Western Method of Horoscope Casting

39

Sun’s motion in 24 hours 57' 34"



57' 34"

do. „ 2h. 12m. 46s. 24 x 2h. 12m. 46s.

-5'17"

Long, of Sun at noon 15° 32* 4"



Add Sun’s motion in 2h. 12m. 46s. 5' 17"

Long, of Sun at birth moment 15 D 37' 21"

This is according to the Western method. Subtract from

this the Ayanamsa for 1912 to get the Hindu longitude.

Sayana Longitude •••15° 37' 21" in Leo.

Less Ayanamsa for 1912 ...21 11 29

Hindu Nirayana Longitude 24 25 52 in Cancer.

If a planet is in retrogression, it will be mentioned so in

the ephemeris. Similarly, the planetary positions for other

celestial bodies must be computed. Calculation of the Moon’s

longitude, or for that matter the longitude of any planet,

may be conveniently done by means of logarithms. Her

position for 12 noon on 8th August 1912 is found to be

Gemini 15° 0' 56°. Her motion for that day is 14° 24' 57" or

14° and 25'. Turning to Tables of logarithms at the end of

the ephemeris, we find that:

Motion Log for 14° and 25' ... 0.2213

Time Log for 2 hours and 13 minutes ... 1.0345

1.2558

In the Table of logarithms we find that for the nearest



number (this exact number is not found there) to 1.2558 at

the top of the column degrees and on the left of the table,

minutes showing the number of degrees and minutes the

Moon has progressed in 2 hours and 13 minutes, viz., 1° 20'

Moon’s Sayana Long, at noon ... 15° 0' 56* Gemini

Plus Moon’s Motion for 2h. 13m. + 1 20 0

Total ... 16 20 56 Gemini

Less Ayanamsa for 1912 ... 21 II 29

Hindu Loogitude of Moon

25° V' 27" Taurus

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Thus we find that the Moon is in Taurus 25 degrees,

9 minutes and 27 seconds according to the Hindu method.

Taurus is composed of three quarters of Krittika, four of

Rohini and the first two of Mrigasira. Table of constellations

on page 15 will tell us that 25° Taurus corresponds to the

first quarter of Mrigasira, the Moon is in the first pada

or quarter of Mrigasira.

Latina or the Ascendant . —Find out the Sidereal Time at

G.M.T. which will be found in the first column of the

ephemeris. This is calculated for 12 noon Greenwich Time.

Add to this the Local Mean Time of birth (number of hours

passed after the local noon), and also add 10 seconds per

hour since noon as this represents the difference between the

Sidereal Time (S.T.) and the Mean Time. If the place of

birth is east of Greenwich, deduct at the rate of 10 seconds

per hour of every 15 degrees of longitude (or 1 hour in time)

and if the place of birth is west of Greenwich, add a similar

quantity. This quantity represents the Sidereal Time at the

moment of birth and when this is converted into degrees it

represents what is called the R.A.M.C. of birth. Then refer

to the table of houses for the place of birth or for the latitude

nearest to the place of birth. The ascendant and the cusps

of the six houses will be found marked. Considering the

same illustration, we proceed thus

h. m. s*

Sidereal Time for noon preceding birth ... 9 6 30

Number of hours passed since noon upto birth... 7 23 6

Corrections between S.T. and \

Mean Time at 10s. per hour j +0114

16 30 50


Less correction for the difference of time

between the place of birth (east of

Greenwich) and Greenwich ... — 0 0 52

Local Sidereal Time of birth ... 16 29 58

Western Method of Horoscope Casting

41

16 hours



... 240°

0'

0'



29 minutes

15'



O'

58 seconds

0*

14'


30*

R.A-M.C. of birth

... 247°

29'


30'

The "Table of Houses for Madras must be referred to at

the latitude of Madras (13° N.) is nearest to the’ latitude of

birthplace and as no tables of houses are available for the

birthplace itself.

Having found the nearest Sidereal Time corresponding to

16 hours, 29 minutes and 58 seconds (under the column

Sidereal Time) we see in the next column (10) the sign Scorpno

and the number 17° 35', opposite the Sidereal Time showing

that 17* 35' of Scorpio is on the cusp of the 10th house. In

the next column (II), we find 15° 35' Sagittarius, Capricorn

13° 35' on the 12th and 11° 34' Aquarius on the ascendant or

first house. The cusps of the six houses are thus obtained

and addihg 180 degrees to each of these, the cusps of the other

opposite six are ascertained. Now for example, by adding

180 degrees to the cusp of the 10th house, that of the fourth

can be found and so on. If you consult a Sayana table of

houses, deduct the Ayanamsa from the figures obtained and

you will get the Nirayana longitudes of houses. From the

Sayana ascendant so obtained and the cusps of the houses,

deduct the Ayanamsa, viz., 21 degrees, 11 minutes and 29

seconds and the bouses ( Bhavas ) and the ascendant ( Lagna )

of the Hindu zodiac are obtained. fCusp of the Western

* Vide Page 111 of The Nirayana Tables of Houses 0* to 60* by

Dr. B. V. Raman and Prof. R. V. Vaidya.

S There is a slight difference in the mode of reckoning cusps of non*

angular houses between the Western and the Hindu systems. This may

be ignored for the present as it will not materially affect further proce¬

dure of interpreting horoscopes as explained in the pages of this book.

The Nirayana Tables of Houses by Dr. B. V. Raman and Prof. R. V.

Vaidya calculated according to Hindu methods may be used in preference . ^

to Raphael's or any other Western publication.

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bouses less Ayanamsa will give tbe Bhavamadhya (mid-point of

tbe house) of tbe Hindus.

Cusps of the first bouse or ascendant 2° 45'

Less Ayanamsa for 1912 ... 28° II'

Bhavamadhya of tbe first house

or Lagna ... ... 11° 34'

Tbe illustrated horoscope is to be represented

diagrammatically:

Rahu

24° 16'


Sat.

11° 37'


Moon

25* 11'


Ascdt.

11 34*


Sun

24° 26'


RAS1

Mars


22° 50'

Merc.


15° 50'

Venus


3° 43'

Jupiter


14° 26'

Ketu


24° 16'

Similarly, deduct tbe Ayanamsa from the cusps of the

other houses obtained above and you will get the correspond¬

ing Hindu Bhavamadhyas (mid-points of houses).

Pisces

Aquarius


as follows

CHAPTER X

The Shadvargas

The Shadvargas are the six-fold divisions of a zodiacal

sign. A consideration of the Shadvargas will enable us to

estimate the strength of planets. They a re Rasi. Hora,

Drekkana, Navamsa, Dwadasamsa and Trimsamsa. Generally

most of the astrologers mark the Rasi and the Navamsa

diagrams and base their predictions on these two. The

Navamsa system is the most important division. The readers

will do well at the beginning to cast the Rasi and Navamsa

diagrams and see how accurate some of the predictions based

on these two charts turn out. For determining the strength

of planets Sap thavargas (seven-fold divisions) are taken into

account. This has been fully explained in my Graha and Bhava

Balas.


Rasi. —The arc of 30 degrees forming a zodiacal sign is

called Rasi. The twelve zodiacal signs are the twelve Rasis.

The limits and lordships of the various Rasis have been

already named.

Hora%r- When a sign is divided into two equal parts, each

is called a bora. In odd signs like Aries, Gemini, etc., the

first hora is governed by the Sun and the second by the

Moon. In even signs like Taurus, Cancer, etc., the first hora

is governed by the Moon and the second by the Sun.

Example .—Ascendant 11° 34' Aquarius. It falls in the

first hora as it is within IS degrees. Aquarius is an odd sign

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and the first hora is governed by the Sun; therefore, the

ascendant falls in the Sun’s hora.

PrgJiJumQ . —When a sign is divided into three equal parts,

each is called a drekkana getting 10 degrees. The first drekkana

is governed by the lord of the Rasi; the second by the lord of

the Sth from it; and the third by the lord of the 9th from it.

Take Aries: the first drekkana is governed by Mars, its lord;

the second is ruled by the Sun, the lord of the Sth from Aries;

and the third Jupiter rules over, as he is the lord of the 9tb

from Aries.

Example .—Ascendant 11 0 34' Aquarius. Since it falls

between 10° and 20°, the birth has occurred in the second

drekkana whose lord is the lord of the 5th, viz.. Mercury.

~ Navamsa. — The most important sub-division of a zodiacal

sign is the navamsa. When a sign is divided into nine equal

parts, each part becomes a navamsa measuring 3* degrees.

In Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, the navamsas are governed by

the lords of the nine signs .respectively from. Aries. Take

Aries, and divide it into nine equal parts. The first navamsa

is governed by the lord of Aries, viz., Mars; the 2nd by the

lord of the 2nd, viz., Venus; the 3rd by Mercury, lord of the

3rd; and so on, till the last or the ninth navamsa which is

governed by Jupiter, lord of the ninth from Aries. Now divide

Taurus into nine equal divisions. We have left the counting

of the navamsa at the 9th from Aries, viz., Sagittarius. There¬

fore, the first navamsa of Taurus is governed by the lord of

the 10th from Aries—Capricorn, viz., Saturn; the 2nd by the

lord of the 11th, viz., Saturn ; the 3rd by the lord of the 12th,

viz., Jupiter; the 4th, Sth, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th by Mars,

Venus, Mercury, the Moon, the Sun and Mercury respec¬

tively. Then the first navamsa of Gemini is governed by the

lo r d of the first Libra, viz., Venus, the last of Gemini by the

lord of the 9th from Libra, Mercury. Again the first of

The Shadvargat

43

Cancer is governed by the lord or the first, viz., the Moon.



Again the cycle begins from Aries. It invariably follows that

for Aries, Leo and Sagittarius the navamsas must be counted

from Aries to Sagittarius; for Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn

from Capricorn; for Gemini, Libra and Aquarius from Libra;

and for Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces from Cancer.

Example. —Taking the Sun in 24 degrees, 25 minnles. 52

seconds Cancer (vide page 41) ; each navamsa is equal to

„ 24° 25' 52' x 3 _

3* degrees-—-= 7 navamsas.

The Sun has passed 7 navamsas and I degree, 5 minutes and

52 seconds in the 8th navamsa. The 8th navamsa in Cancer

is Aquarius and the Sun must be placed there.

In the horoscope illustrated on page 42 the navamsa posi¬

tions are as follows :—

Rahu

Sun


Saturn

Venus


NAVAMSA

i

_i



Ascdt.

Moon 1


Merc.

Ketu


i

i

1



Jupiter Mars

1

I



In Chapter VIII, the positions of planets of the horoscope

illustrated are marked in constellations and quarters. Take

the Sun. He is in the 2nd pada of Aslesha. Counting from

Aswini upto Aslesha we get 8 constellations. This converted

into padas or quarters gives 32. Adding the two quarters

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passed in Aslesha, it is 34. Divide this by 9, the number of

padas for each sign ** = 3*. The remainder is 7. Each pada

is equal to a navamsa. The Sun has passed 3 signs from

Aries and 7 padas or navamsas in the 4th sign Cancer.

According to the above rule, for Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces,

navamsas must be counted from Cancer itself. The 7th from

Cancer is Capricorn. Its lord is Saturn. Therefore, the Sun

is in the navamsa of Saturn. In the navamsa diagram, mark

the Sun in Capricorn.

|} Qwadasamsa .— When a sign is divided into twelve equal

parts each portion is called a Dwadasamsa getting 2} degrees.

The lords of the 12 Dwadasamsas are the lords of the 12

signs from the sign in question.

Example.—Sun is in 24 degrees. 26 minutes Cancer . He

has passed 24 degrees 26 minutes

-- 9 Dwadasamsas.

2 h

9 Dwadasamsas having been passed and the Sun is in



the 10th. The 10th from Cancer is Aries, therefore in the

Dwadasamsa diagram, place the Sun in Aries.

0 Trimsamsa . —When a sign is divided into thirty equal

parts, each becomes a Trimsamsa.

In odd signs —

Mars Saturn Jupiter Mercury Venus

5 5 8 7 5 = 30

In even signs —

Venus Mercury Jupiter Saturn Mars

5 7 8 5 5 -30

In odd signs, the first five degrees are governed by Mars,

the second five by saturn and so on. In even signs, the first

five arc governed by Venus and so on according to the above

rules.


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47

Sapthamsa.— I may also casually refer to Sapthamsa.



When a sign is divided into 7 equal parts, each is called a

Sapthamsa getting *° 4* degrees. In odd signs, they are

governed by the lords of the seven Rasis from it and in even

signs, by the lords of the seventh and following signs.

In fact, according to Parasara, there are sixteen divisions

(Shodasavareas) to be considered. Each division is made use

of for studying certain aspects of the horoscope— e.g.,

Navamsa for wife, Dwadasamsa for parents, Sapthamsa for

children, Dasamsa for profession, etc. It is not necessary for

a beginner to bother himself with these technicalities at this

stage.

CHAPTER XI



On Birth Verification and Rectification

The importance of the exact moment of birth need not be

stressed. And one of the toughest jobs of an astrologer is to

find the exact moment of birth before venturing to make any

predictions. In most cases, the precise time of birth will not

have been recorded for it is natural that considerable time will

have elapsed from the moment of birth to that of recording it.

While the importance of the correct instant is so much, we

cannot lay any hard and fast rules which will enable us to

find out this exact instant. It is accepted by eminent astro¬

logers that the time of birth means the time of the first cry of

the child which generally accompanies the first breath.

According to Varabamihira, there is an intimate connec¬

tion existing between the planetary positions at conception

and those at birth. Based on this, the Westerners have

developed their so-called “Prenatal Epoch Theory”. The

Moon is the source of impregnation. Therefore it is possible

to rectify the time of birth by adjusting the Moon and ascen¬

dant at birth and at conception. Varabamihira observes thus

in Stanza 26 of Chapter IV of Brihat Jataka ( Eng. Trans, by

B. Suryanarain Rao):

“Find the number of Dwadasamsas occupied by the Moon

at the time of conception. Note the zodiacal sign whose name

the Dwadasamsa bears. Count from the next sign as many

' signs as the number of Dwadasamsas by which the Moon may

On Birth Verification and Rectification

49

have advanced in any particular sign. When the Moon comes



to such last sign, the birth of the child will occur

The author has been investigating into this theory and

proposes to place before the learned readers, the fruits of his

labours in due course. This branch of astrology does not

come within the scope of a beginner or an amateur. And birth

times can be rectified only by men of experience by a conside¬

ration of pronounced life events.

The following are some of the rules which are generally

employed by astrologers:—

I. Multiply the time of birth in vighatis by 4 and divide

the product by 9. The remainder must give the ruling constel¬

lation when counted from Aswini, Makna or Moola.

Example :

Time of Birth 7 h 42“ 44* p.m. (l.S.T.)

Time of Sunrise: 6* 25“ 32* a.m. (l.S.T.)

Janma Nakshatra—Mrigasira.

No. of hours passed from sunrise to birth 13 h 17“ 12*.

Converting this into ghatis and vighatis we get 33-53

ghatis or 2035 vighatis.

son


"T

> i



)

Rejecting the quotient and counting 5 from Aswini. we get

Mrigasira as Janma Nakshatra (birth constellation) which is

correct.


If suppose the remainder in the above is say 8. which

means Pushyami. In such a case adjust the remainder in such

a way as to give the Janma Nakshatra and rectify the time of

birth accordingly.

• Based on this, a series of articles has appeared in The Astbological

Magazine. Volumes 28, 29, 38 and 39.

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2. Multiply the number of gbatis from birth by 6 and add

the longitude of the Sun (the number of degrees passed in the

sign). Divide the sum by 30. The quotient plus 1 counted

from the Sun's sign will give the rising sign.

Example:

The Sun’s position 3* 24°

Number of gbatis passed from birth—33-53.

Multiply the number of ghatis from birth by 6 and adding

the Sun’s longitude (devoid of the sign) we get:

Gh. 33- 53

= 33.88x6 + 24°

203.28 + 24

- 227.28

227.28 17.28

30 “ 7 30

Quotient plus one (7 + 1) added to the Sun’s sign, viz..

Cancer, we get Aquarius as the ascendant.

The above can also be stated thus:

The number of hours passed from sunrise to time of birth

should be multiplied by 15, the Sun’s longitude (devoid of

signs) added, the sum divided by 30, remainder rejected and

the quotient plus one counted from the Sun’s sign gives the

ascendant.

Example :

The Sun’s position 3* 24°

No. of hours passed from sunrise to birth

13" 17® 12*

- 13 h -287

_ (13 287 x 15) + 24

30

199.305 + 24



■= 36

- 7.4435.

On Birth Verification and Rectification

51

The quotient, viz., 7+1 counted from Cancer gives



Aquarius as the ascendant which is correct.

3. The Sth or the 9th sign from the bouse occupied by the

lord of the sign in which the Moon is placed becomes the

Janma Lagoa or the ascendant. The 7th from the sign occu¬

pied by the lord of the Moon’s sign or the Sth or the 9th from

the similar sign and in some cases the sign where the Moon is

at radix itself becomes the ascendant.

CHAPTER XII

Dasas and Bhuktia

(Pertods and Sub-periods)

The vexed question of timing events is solved to a great

extent by the Dasa system in vogue among the Hindus. From

a scientific point of view, we cannot say with any sort of

definiteness, upon what basis each planet is allotted a certain

number of years as its term of Dasa. But in actual^ practice,

t he D asa system yields very satisfactory results."

There are any number of Dasas in vogue among the

Hindus, but we propose to deal with Vimshottari. . In the

choice of any particular type of Dasa, the criterion must be

that of experience and Vimshottari has answered this test.

The position of the Moon at birth is important in the

calculation of the Dasas. Every constellation covers l.u

degrees of the zodiacal space. Each nakshatra has a planet

assigned as its lord and the Dasa at birth is determined rather

indicated by the constellation occupied by the Moon at the

moruent of birth.

Table of Dasas

Krittika, Uttara and Uttarashadha

Sun

Years


.... 6

Rohini, Hasta and Sravana

Moon

... 10


Mrigasira, Chitta and Dhanishta

Mars


... 7

Aridra, Swati and Satabhisha

Rahu

... 18


Dims and Bhuktls

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Punarvasu, Visakha and Poorvabhadra



Jupiter

... 16


Pushyami, Anuradhaand Uttarabhadra

Saturn


... 19

Aslesha, Jyeshta and Revati

Mercury

... 17


Makha, Moola and Aswini

Ketu


... 7

Pubba, Poorvashadha and Bharani

Venus

... 20


The total of the different periods, viz..

120 years

is considered

as tbe natural life period of a human being. But there

are examples of persons having lived longer. The combinations

for such horoscopes have been mentioned in the future

chapters. The position of the Moon at birth determines the

ruling period. And tbe next Dasas succeed in the order given

above. If, at the birth time, the Moon is in the first degree

of the naksbatra (constellation), the full period assigned to

the planet will run. If the Moon occupies some intermediate

degrees, accordingly the period must be reduced.

We shall give below two methods of finding the ruling

Dasa and its balance at birth. The first method is intended

solely for readers who still follow the Panchangas taking into

consideration the balance (in ghatis) of the ruling constel¬

lation.

Take an example .— The Moon is in the first quarter of

Mrigasira in the example horoscope given in Chapter IX.

Therefore, Mars* Dasa rules the native at birth. If tbe Moon

were in tbe very beginning of Mrigasira, Mars would control

the native for the full period of 7 years assigned to him. But

8 ghatis and 1 vighati have already passed in Mrigasira out of

the total duration of S7/16 ghatis which means the corres¬

ponding period must be deducted out of the Dasa of Mars.

By ascertaining the duration of the nakshatra or constel¬

lation in question, we say in this case—if 57/16 ghatis give 7

years, what will 8 1/60 ghatis give:

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57 j« : 7 : : 8^ : required number of years.

7 8 ’


* x -£5- - 11 months, 23 days.

57 jj I


Years Months Days

Total of the Dasa of Mars .... 7 0 0

Expired period ... 0 11 23

Balance of the Dasa of Mars at birth ... 6 0 7

Similar results can also be obtained by knowing the exact

degree in which the Moon is situated.

To five an example. —Take a birth when the Moon is in

Taurus 25 degrees, 10 minutes. Reference to the table on

page 14 shows that the sign Taurus is composed of the last

three parts of Krittika, four of Rohini and the first two of

Mrigasira. Each quarter is equal to 3| degrees in extent.

Therefore, 3 of Krittika and 4 of Rohini=23 degrees, 20

minutes; and 25 degrees, 10 minutes minus 23 degrees, 20

minutes = 1 degree, 50 minutes should be-accounted for as

Moon having passed in Mrigasira at the time of birth. We

know that Mrigasira is ruled by Mars whose period is seven

years. Each asterism being 13 degrees and 20 minutes we

must find out wbat will be the period for 1 degree and 50

minutes.

13 degrees and 20 minutes : 1 degree and 150 minutes : 11

months 16 days.— This period has expired before birth and

from the time of birth only the balance of (7 years—11 months

and I6 days) = 6-0-14 days of Mars Dasa will go to the benefit

of the native.

After finding out the Dasa, the sub-periods in each of the

particular period must be determined :

Dasas and Bbuktis

Table of Bbuktis

(Sub-periods)

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Sub’s Dasa—6 Years Mood's Dasa— 10 Years



Bhuktis :

Y.M.D.


Bhuktis:

Y.M.D.


Sun

_ 0 3 18


Moon

0 10 0


Moon

- 0 6 0


Mars

0 7 0



Mars

- 0 4 6


Rahu

1 6 0


Rahu

_ 0 10 24

Jupiter

_

1 4 0



Jupiter

- 0 9 IS


Saturn

_

1 7 0



Saturn

- 0 11 12

Mercury

1 5 0


Mercury

- 0 10 6


Ketu

....


0 7 0

Ketu


- 0 4 6

Venus


_

1 8 0


Venus

- 1 0 0


Sun

-

0 6 0



Total Years

o

o



NO

\

Total Years



-

10 0 0


Mars’ Dasa-

—7 Years


Raho Dasa—

18 Years


Bhuktis :

Y.M.D.


Bhuktis :

Y.M.DMars

- 0 4 27

Rahu


'

2 8 12


Rahu

- 1 0 18


Jupiter

2 4 24


Jupiter

- 0 11 6


Saturn

.2 10 6



Saturn

- 1 I 9


Mercury

_

2 6 18



Mercury

- 0 11 27

Ketu

1 0 18


Ketu

- 0 4 27


Venus

_

3 0 0



Venus

- 1 2 0


Sun

_

0 10 24



Sun

- 0 4 6


Moon

_

1 6 0



Moon

- 0 7 0


Mars

1 0 18



Total Years

o

o



r**

1

Total Years



18 0 0

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Jupiter's Dasa-

-16 Years

Satarn's Dasa-

19 Years


Bhuktis :

Y.M.D.


Bhuktis :

Y.M.D.


Jupiter

_

2 1 18



Saturn

- 3 0 3


Saturn

_

2 6 12



Mercury

- 2 8 9


Mercury

_

2 3 6



Ketu

— 1 1 9


Ketu

.

0 116



Venus

..320


Vcous

_

2 8 0



Sun

- 0 11 12

Sun

0 9 18


Moon

- 1 7 0


Moon

1 4 0


Mars

.119


Mars

0 116


Rahu

- 2 10 6


Rahu

2 4 24



Jupiter

. 2 612


Total Years

-

16 0 0



Total Years

_ 19 0 0


Mercory's Dasa

—17 Years

Ketu’s Dasa-

7 Years


Bhuktis :

Y.M.D.


Bhuktis :

Y.M.D.


Mercury

_

2 All



Ketu

- o 4 r


Ketu

_

0 11 27



Venus

1 0


Venus

_

2 10 0



Sun

O

1



Sun

0 10 6


Moon

- (• 7 .If

Moon

1 5 0


Mars

- 0 4 T7


Mars

0 11 27



Rahu

- 1 0 18


Rahu

2 6 18



Jupiter

.0116


Jupiter

.

2 3 6



Saturn

.119


Saturn

2 8 9



Mercury

. 0 11 27

Total Years

_

17 0 0



Total Years

-700


Venus Dssa—20 Yeats

Bhuktis


,*

Y.M.D.


Venus

_

3 4 0



Sun

1 0 0


Moon

.

1 8 0



Mars

_

1 2 0



Rahu

3 0 0


Jupiter

_

2 8 0



Saturn

3 2 0


Mercury

_

2 10 0



Ketu

Total Years

1 2 0

. 20 0 0


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57

I shall also give an easy method by means of which the



sub-periods (Bhuktis) can be independently calculated.

Multiply the number of years of the Dasa period of the

planet by the number of the years of the Dasa period of the

planet whose sub-period is desired. Then cutting of! the last

digit of the product, multiply it by 3 and keep that figure as

days, the other figures in the product will be months. Suppose

we want to find the sub-period of the Sun in the major period

of venus. Multiply the Dasa term of Venus 20 years by that

of the Sun 6 years, i.e., 20x6= 120= 12 months. There is a

zero for the last digit of the product and therefore the subperiod

is 12 months.

Find the sub-period of Rahu in Jupiter's major period —

Rahu’s period being 18 years and that of Jupiter 16 years,

18x 16 = 288 = 28 months and 24 days.

The Bhuktis are further sub-divided into still more minute

divisions called the antarams or inter-periods; these into

antarantarams and so on, till swara or the period necessary

for the inhaling and the exhaling of breath is reached. Never¬

theless, for all practical purposes the antaram (inter-period)

will be found to be quite sufficient. The antarams (inter¬

periods) have to be determined for each Bhukti (sub-period).

Exempt *.—Required the antaram (inter-period) of Jupiter in the subperiod

of Saturn in the major period of Ketu:

Ketu’s period 7 years.

Saturn’s sub-period in Ketu is 13 months and 9 days.

In 120 years—Jupiter’s 16 years.

In 13 months and 9 days. r^txl3 months 9 days

— 1 month, 23 days and 4.8 hours.

We know how to find the unexpired (balance of) Dasa at

birth. With the expired portion of Dasa at birth there are

certain sub-periods (Bhuktis) ruling under the period which

have also expired. After determining them, we can say under

what sub-period one’s birth has occurred. To do this, find

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all the sub-periods (Bhuktis) in a period (Dasa). Add together

the Buktis from the beginning of Janma Dasa (ruling period)

one by one till the total is a little in excess over the expired

portion of Dasa at birth. Diminish the aggregate by the

expired part of birth Dasa and the remainder gives the

balance of unexpired Bhukti (of the planet in question) at

birth.

Illustration. — Required the balance of Bhukti at birth in



the case of a person born with a balance of years 5-11-28 in

Mars’ Dasa.

The ruling period*-Mars 7 years

Expired period = 11 months, 16 days

Y. M. D.

Mars’ Bhukti .0 4 27

Rahu . 1 0 18

Total ... 1 5 15

Therefore, ly. 5m. and 15d—11m. and 16d., viz., 5 months

and 29 days: is the balance of Rahu Bhukti in Kuja Dasa at

birth.

The balance of Dasa at birth can be easily ascertained



without any calculations by referring to Appendix ‘C’. Take

for instance the same example. The Moon being in Taurus

25° 10:

Y. M D.


Table I: For 25° balance of Mars* Dasa is 6 115

Table II: For 10' (deduct) 0 1 1

Balance of Mars’ Dasa at birth 6 0 14

The results likely to happen during such periods, subperiods

and inter-periods as a result of planetary positions

have been sketched in a separate chapter.

CHAPTER XLII

On Aspects

The power of a planet to produce good or inflict evil, on

an individual, is modified to a great extent by the natural

sympathies or antipathies of the aspecting and the aspected

planets.


According to Hindu astrology, all aspects are impersonal

and the aspects are counted from sign to sign. An aspect is

good or bad according to the relation between the aspecting

and the aspected planet. All the planets aspect the *3rd and

10th houses from their location with a quarter sight; the 5th

and 9th houses with half a sight: the 4th and 8th houses with

three-quarter of a sight and the 7th house with a full sight.

Saturn, Jupiter and Mars have special aspects- Saturn power¬

fully aspects 3rd and 10th houses; Jupiter, 5th and 9th

houses; and Mars, 4th and 8th houses.

It will be seen that Jaimini and Tajak writers consider an

altogether different method of reading aspects- Beginners

should never mix the one system with the other. According

to Jaimini all moveable signs aspect all fixed signs, except

the adjacent ones- Similarly, all fixed signs aspect all moveable

signs except the adjacent ones. Common signs aspect

each other. In this book we are devoting ourselves exclusively

to Parasara.

• 3rd house 60° to 90° ; 10th house 270° to 300° ; 5th bouse 120° to

150° ; 9th house 240° to 270°; 4th house 90° to 120’; 8th house 210° to

340°; and 7th house 180°.

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The aspect is signified by referring to the number ot signs

from the significator which the aspecting planet may hold.

Thus if the Sun is in Cancer and Saturn is in Taurus, we say

that the Sun is in the third from Saturn and consequently

receives the aspect (3rd house aspect) of Saturn.

The opposition aspect becomes extremely good when it is

produced by Jupiter and the Moon. It is held to be good

when benefics aspect each other (7th house aspect). A planet,

aspecting its own house, whether by the 7th house aspect or

special aspect, will naturally increase the signification of that

house.

We have said that Mars aspects the 4th and 8th houses in



addition~to tne usual 7th house aspect. The 8th house aspect

is a square aspect and sometimes this is evil and sometimes

beneficial. For instance, if Mars, as lord of the 4th and the

9th houses (see Chapter on Key Planets) in which circum¬

stance he gets special qualification as a Yogakaraka to

produce good, aspects by the 4th house aspect a frieodly

planet, the significations of the aspected planet and the house

are greatly enhanced. The same principle applies even in

case of the 8tb house aspect.

Jupiter aspects the 5th and 9th houses which, in Western

astrology, are, trine aspects. The results vary according to

the natural and temporal dignities of the aspecting and the

aspected bodies. Jupiter’s aspect over any planet as a natural

. benefic is of weighty importance apart from the fact that he

may be temporarily ill-disposed.

Saturn aspects the 3rd and the 10th houses . As a natural

malefic, his aspects ate bad. But the aspects produce good

in case Saturn acquires beneficence by temporal situation.

Here some observations on aspects have to be made. The

exact quantum of an aspect cast by an aspecting body on an

aspected body can be mathematically measured by following

On Aspects

61

the method given in Graha and Bhava Balas. But Tor the



genera] purposes of predication, until the reader is quite

familiar with astrological mathematics, it will be in order if

full aspects (7th house or 180) for all planets and special

aspects of Saturn, Jupiter and Mars are taken into account.

In the chart illustrated on page 42 the following aspects

are present: Saturn aspects the Sun (3rd house), Jupiter

(7th house) and the ascendant (I0tb house). The Moon

aspects Jupiter (7th house). Mars, Mercury and Venus

aspect the ascendant. Mars also aspects Jupiter (4th house),

and Rahu (8th house). Jupiter aspects Rahu (5th house),

Saturn and the Moon (7th house) and the Sun (9th house).

According to Western astrology, aspects are reckoned

from mutual longitudinal distances cf planets. When one

planet is at a certain number of degrees away from another

body, they are said to be in aspect.

The following are the major aspects : -

Conjunction:—Two heavenly bodies in the same longitude.

Opposition:

The distance between the two bodies is

180’


Trine :

do.


120°

Square :


do.

90°


Sextile:

do.


60°

Paraliel*'declination :

When two bodies

have the same

declination (Kranti).

The effect of an aspect is felt even if the planets are not

exactly in the mutual distances mentioned above. Therefore

a so-called orb of aspect—and this varies in each aspect—is

allowed. The orbs of aspects are:

Conjunction o ... 8°

Square □ ... 8°

Sextile • ... 7 #

* For an explanation of Kranti vide Graha and Bhava Balas.

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Trine A ... 8°

Parallel P ... 1°

The influence of an aspect (e.g., sextile) starts when the

planets are 53° away from each other, gradually increase

(applying) and it will be maximum at 60; it then decreases

(separating) when the effect is almost nil at 67.

Take for instance Saturn and the Sun in the example

chart. The angular distance between the two planets is 72?

49. The sextile aspect ceases at 67. Therefore there is no

aspect between them. Take again Saturn and Mercury. The

mutual distance is 94° 13'. It is a square aspect (separating)

between Saturn and Mercury. There are also other variations

of aspects brought about by two planets remaining in the

same sign and not in conjunction but another planet occupy¬

ing a trine in respect of the two. Readers will do well to

refer to any text-book on Western astrology for more details.

The good or bad nature of aspects depends upon the angle

of aspects. For instance, opposition (180°) and square (90°)

are always held to be evil irrespective of the nature of the

planets forming the aspects. The trine and sextile are gene¬

rally held to be good.

Such a classification of aspects is erroneous. If for

instance Jupiter is in Cancer and Mars in Aries, Western

astrologers hold this bad. Commonsense suggests this is an

excellent aspect and Hindu astrology says so. Why should a

square aspect be always bad unless planets involved are

malefics ? Iam not'convinced of the soundness of this view.

The reader need not worry with these controversial points.

But he may take it that aspects as considered by the Hindu

system have a sound and scientific basis.

CHAPTER XIV

Ayurdaya or Longevity

Many advantages can be derived by ascertaining before¬

hand, the presence or otherwise, of combinations, indicating

early death of the child We know very well that despite the

utmost care on the part of the parents, diseases of a dangerous

nature and violent accidents do happen to children and place

their lives in jeopardy. Astrology can forewarn the parents

of such times of danger to their children. Astrologers, not

the rank and file, those really well-versed in the science, do

hold that they can afford the physician a certain prognosis.

An astrologer’s work in this respect is priceless in value when

compared to that of the doctor.*

After the horoscope is cast, the primary question is

necessarily the probable duration of life. For, when a child

has a poor longevity to its credit, it would be unnecessary to

examine the other favourable combinations. However promi¬

sing the horoscope may be, it will be futile to study the

future, unless long life is assured.

The span of human life can be brought under four impor¬

tant divisions. They are :

1. Balarishta (infant mortality). —The combinations of

planets rendering the child die before it is 8 years.

2. A/payu (short life) .—Death between 8 and 32 years.

• Id my work How to Judge a Horoscope I have dealt with the

question of longevity more extensively with suitable examples.

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3. Madhvayu (middle life).— Takes the life as far as 75

from the 33rd year.

4. Purnavu (full life).— From 75 to 120.

Some authors hold that Madhyayu extends from 32 to 70

and Purnayu extends to 100 years. But this classification

does not seem to have won general acceptance as the natural

span of life is 120 years according to Vimshottari Dasa and

consequently, Purnayu must extend to this limit.

I shall take the reader through all Hiese various divisions

in separate paragraphs. First, the nature of the horoscope,

viz., whether it is a Balarishta, Alpayu, Madhyayu or Purnayu

must be ascertained; then the marakas (death-inflicting

planets) determined-

Balarishta (Infant mortality);

The following combinations produce Balarishta:

1. Malefics in the last navamsa of Rasis (signs).

2- The Moon in a kendra (quadrant) with malefics.

3. The Moon in the 7th* the 8th and the 12th houses

from the ascendant with male6cs and without being aspected

by benefics.

4. Birth 48 minutes before sunrise and 48 minutes after

sunset when the Moon’s hora is rising and when malefics are

posited in the navarasas of signs ruled by malefics.

5. Malefics in the 2nd, 6th, 8th and 12th houses.

6. Weak Moon in the ascendant or in the 8th and

malefics in quadrants or kendras.

7. The Moon in the ascendant. Mars in the 8th, Sun in

the 9th and Saturn in the 12th-

8. Week Moon in the ascendant, and the Stb, the 8th

and the 12th being aspected by evil planets. *

9. The Moon in the 8th, Mars in the 7th, Rahu in the

9th and Jupiter in the 3rd.

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10- The lord of the Dasa (major period) at birth in



conjunction with many evil planets*

11. Birth when the Sun is rising with malefics in kendras

(quadrants) or trines, and Venus in the 6th or the 12 house.

12. Lord of the ascendant or the lord of the Sth and the

9th in enemy's houses and in the 8th and the 9th.

13. Ketu in the 4th with or aspected by malefics.

14. Rahu in the 7tb aspected by the Sun and the Moon.

1$. Ascendant lord’s Dasa (major period) at birth or the

Dasa of the lord of the 8th or the inter-period (antara) of the

lord of the 8th in the Dasa of the lord of the ascendant or

vice versa.

16. Lords of the ascendant, and the navamsa lagna and

the lord of the sign occupied by the Moon in conjunction

with the Sun.

17. The ascendant and the 8th from the Moon’s sign

being aspected by malefics.

18. The Moon in the 8th, Mars in the 7th and Saturn in

the ascendant.

19. The Moon being aspected by Saturn in h»s 3rd

Drishti (90“ aspect).

20. The Moon in the 6th or Sth without having any

aspects.


21. The Moon in the ascendant with malefics and without

beneficial aspects bring the death of the child with the mother.

22. The Moon in the ascendant with Rahu and Mars in

the 8th produce death of the child and the mother.

23. The Sun in the ascendant with Saturn, and Rahu and

Mars in the 8th produce the death of the child and the mother

after surgical treatment.

24. Evil planets in the 5th, the 8th and the 9th houses and

the Sun or the Moon in the ascendant without the conjunction

or aspect of beoefics.

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25. Saturn in the 12tb, Sun in the 9th, Moon in the

ascendant and Mars in the 8th without Jupiter aspecting any

one of these. If Jupiter is in the 5th this misfortune is

cancelled.

26. Saturn and Mars in the Lagna (ascendant) or in the

8th or in the 7th without being aspected by any good planets.

27. When the Moon attain s Mrithyubhasas (fateful degrees)

ftz., Aries 26, Taurus 12, Gemini 13, Cancer 25, Leo 24, Virgo

11, Libra 26, Scorpio 14, Sagittarius 13, Capricorn 25,

Aquarius 5 and Pisces 12, and is at the same time posited in a

kendra or 8th house, death of the child will occur soon.

28. When the lord of the ascendant or of the sign occu¬

pied by the Moon at birth is weak and badly posited, the

child is said to die within as many years as are represented by

the said sign when counted from Aries.

29. The child may live upto 4 years if the Moon occupies

the 6th or 8th house from the ascendant and receives the

aspects of both malefic* and benches.

30. The Moon in a similar situation, as mentioned above

but being aspected by benches alone, confers longevity which

may last upto the age of 8.

In certain charts evil afflictions will be present indicating

early death to the infant, but certain other configurations try

to act as aotidotes. Children born under such combinations

suffer a lot io their early years from all kinds of diseases, but

survive the attacks.

The following are a few of the many combinations indi¬

cating counteraction of Balarishta

1. Jupiter powerfully posited in the ascendant removes

Balarishta.

2. Balarishta is averted if the lord of the Lagna is powertally

situated and has beneficial aspects.

Ayurdaya or Longevity

<5T

3. Even if the Moon is in the 8fh sign no dangei of Bal'arisbta

is indicated provided she occupies the Drtkkanas of

Mercury. Jupiter or Venus.

4. Full Moon in a beneficial sign with good aspects

causes destruction of Balarishta.

5. The strong position of Mercury, Venus or Jupiter is

an antidote for Balarishta.

6. Even when the Moon is placed in the 6th house,

Balarishta is overcome if she occupies Drekkanas of Jupiter,

Venus or Mercury.

7. If the Full Moon is between two benefics, there will be

no danger to the child.

8. If the Full Moon is in the 8th or the 6th, she will

protect the child born during the night of Full Moon days.

9. If the Full Moon aspects the Lagna with Jupiter in

quadrants, there is no fear.

10. Malefics in beneficial Shadvargas aspected by benefics

posited in auspicious navamsas overcome Balarishta.

We shall give below a few examples as illustrating the

above combinations

Illustrations :—

K

Jupiter


T

Rabu


Ascdt.


RASI

Chart No 1

©

vs

a



(Sign Position)

Moon


t

tiz


Sun

Mars


Merc.

Venus


Ketu

Saturn


"l

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♦ Horoseo£e m No. / —Female child born on 11th January 1928

at 7 ghatis after sunrise. Longitude 74* E., Latitude 12° N.

The sub-period of Venus io the major period of Venus rules

for 16 months at birth. Mark the following combinations:—

1. Moon in a kendra (7th) powerfully aspected A>y

Saturn without beneficial aspects.

2. The lord of the Dasa at birth, viz., Venus, in con¬

junction with the planets Saturn and Ketu and

aspected by Rahu. The child died within 16 months.

X

Rahu



r

Ascdt.


*

Moon


Saturn

n

RASI



Chart No. 2

25

Sun



SI

Venus


Merc.

Mars


t

"1

Jupiter



Ketu

• Horoscope No. 2. —Male born on 6th August 1912 at

42-30 gbatis after sunrise (at Bangalore). Balance of Sun’s

period at birth: years 4-3-9. (1) Ascendant between two

malefics, Rahu and Saturn, (2) Moon is afflicted by a malefic

Saturn, and (3) lord of Dasa is also powerfully aspected by

Saturn. Died in bis 13th month on 14th August 1913.

• Horoscope No. 3.— Male born on 12th February 1856 at

12 noon at Chicacole, Orissa State. (1) Mark the malefics on

either side of ascendant, (2) Moon is in the grip of Rahu,

and (3) Rahu is powerfully aspected by Mars and Ketu;

suffered very much till 8 years. The redemption from Bala-

Ayurdaya or Longevity

49

X



T

Rahu


Moon

a

Ascdt



n

Saturn


Jupiter

Sun


Merc.

RASJ


©

Chart No. 3

vy

si

t



Venus

"l

A



Mars

Ketu


n*

rishta is seen by the strong position of Jupiter in a quadrant.

Died in bis 82nd year.

We next come to what is called Alpayu or short life,

which extends from 8 to 32 years of age. The following

combinations indicate Alpayu : —

Alpayu—Life between 8 and 32 years

1. Saturn in the 8tb house, Mars in the Sth and Ketu in

the ascendant*

2. Malefics iu 6-8-12 cause Alpayu.

3. Saturn in the Lagna (ascendant) and the Sun, the

Mbon and Mars in the 7th.

4. Alpayu is caused if the lord of the 8th is in the

ascendant with Ketu.

3. If malefics are in the ascendant and the Moon is in

conjunction with evil planets, Alpayu occurs

6. If the lord of the 8th is in the ascendant and Lagnadhlpati

(ascendant lord) is powerless, death takes place at a

similar period.

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7. If Scorpio is Lagna with tha Son and Jupiter there

and if the lord of the 8th occupies any quadrants, the person

dies at 22.

8. If Rahu and the Moon are in the 7th and 8th respec¬

tively with Jupiter in the ascendant the person lives upto 22.

9. Saturn in the ascendant owned by malefics with benc¬

hes in 3, 6, 9 and 12 makes the person die between the age of

26 and 27.

10. Death takes place in the 27th year if the lords of the

1st (ascendant) aod the 8th join together io the 8th with

malefics and without beneficial aspect.

11. Evil planets in the 1st, 2nd and 8th bouses with benefics

in houses other than kendras make the person die in the

28th year.

12. If the lord of the birth is weak and the lord of the

8th is in a kendra, death comes in the 30th year.

13. Death comes in the 32nd year if the lord of the

ascendant and that of the 8th are in quadrants with a planet

in the 8th and no planets in kendras.

14. The person dies before the 32nd year if strong male¬

fics occupy kendras and with no beneficial aspects.

15. If Lagna is a common sign and if the Moon occupies

a common sign, death takes place before the 32nd year.

Combiaatioos for Madhyayu or Middle Age : 32 to 75 years

1. If lord of the 3rd or of the 6th is in a kendra, the

person gets Madhyayu.

2. A person gets Madhyayu if out of the lords of the

8th, the llth, ascendant and the 10th, at least two are power¬

ful.

3. Mercury, Jupiter aod Venus in the 2nd, 3rd and llth



houses from the ascendant confer Madhyayu.

4. Madhyayu is conferred if all the planets occupy the

middle 4 houses from the Lagna.

Ayurdaya or Longevity

71

5. Sun in the Lagna which must be hii enemy’s house



between two evil planets, thoroughly powerless, with no bene¬

ficial aspects, kills the person in the 36th year.

6. A person lives upto 46 if the birth lord is in 6or 8

with malefics unaspected by bcnefics.

7. Death occurs in the 31st year if Saturn is in birth,

the Moon in 8 or 12 and other planets in the 1 Ith.

8. The person dies in his 57th year if Scorpio is Ligna

with Jupiter in it and Mars and Rahu in the 8tb.

9. Lord of the 8th in the 7th and the Moon afflicted,

takes the life in the 38th year.

10. 60 years of life is assured provided evil planets are in

the quadrants with Jupiter in the 8th and the Lagna is Aries.

11. 60 years of life is assured if Saturn is in birth, Moon

in the 4th, Mars in the 7th and Rahu in the 10th with Jupiter,

Venus and Mercury in unfavourable houses.

12. If Mars and Mercury are in quadrants, Venus in the

ascendant and exalted planets occupy 3 and II, 60 years of

life is guaranteed.

13. A person lives upto 70 years if good planets occupy

quadrants, do not aspect the birth and the lord of the birth

has the aspect of evil planets.

14. Mars in the 3th, the Sun in the 7th aod Saturn

debilitated make the person live upto 70.

13. Benefics in kendras (quadrants) and Trikonas (trines)

with Saturn powerful, confer 73 years of life.

Combinations for Pnrnayo or Fall Life : 75 to 120 Yean

1. If Lagna is aspected by its own lord, the 8th house

by its lord and Jupiter is in a kendra, the person gets Purnayu.

2. If the first 6 houses are occupied by a|l the bentfics

and the last six by all the malefics, 80 years of life will be

granted.

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3. A person lives Tor 100 years if Jnpiter is in a

quadrant from the lord of the birth with no malefica in the

quadrants.

4. Long life will be given if Cancer is birth with Jupiter

there and when one or more planets are exalted.

5. If the birth lord and the Sun are in the 10th, Saturn

in the birth and Jupiter in the 4th house, a person lives long.

6. Jupiter in the Lagna, Venus in the 4th and Saturn

and the Moon in the 10th make a person live for a long time.

After ascertaining to which class a particular horoscope

belongs, the marakas or the death-inflicting planets must be

determined and the death predicted under the Dasas of such

planets.

CHAPTER XV

Marakas or Death inflicting Planets

Marakas are planets possessed of the power of inflicting

death. Death generally occurs during the periods and subperiods

of such planets. Suppose a horoscope indicates

middle life or Madhyayu whereas the Dasa of a most powerful

maraka comes into operation after 80 years. In such a

circumstance the period of a planet, no matter even if it is

less malicious in causing death which comes within the

maximum number of years allotted for Madhyayu, must be

considered as bringing about death, in preference to the most

malicious one. Ascertain beforehand, whether a horoscope

indicates short, middle or long life; determine the maraka

planets and the times when their influences will come to

fruition.

The 8th house from Lagna (ascendant) and the 8th from

that, i.e., the 3rd from Lagna are termed bouses of life. The

7th house and the 2nd bouse are called houses of death. The

2nd house is always stronger in inflicting death than the 7th.

Planets who occupy the 2nd are stronger than the planets who

own it, in tending to cause death and the planets who are in

association with the lord of the 2nd are the most powerful in

causing death.

Thus the lords of the 2nd and the 7th, their occupants

and the planets who are in conjunction wjtb them are the

maraka planets. If marakas cannot be found out of these

three, then the planet in conjunction with the lord of the 12th,

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even if it is a benefic, causes death in his Dasa (period), in the

Bhtikti (sub-period) of a papa (malefic) if he is the lord of the

3rd or 8th house. If the Dasa of Vyayadhipathi (lord of the

12th) does not come, then one most powerful among the lords

of the 3rd, 6th and 8th becomes maraka. If the Sun and

Sukra (Venus) or lords of the 2nd and 7th get Kendradhipatya

(lordship of quadrant)—they are sure to become marakas.

Summarising the above, death will be caused by:

1. Planets who occupy the 2nd and 7th houses.

2. Planets who are lords of the 2nd and 7th houses.

3. Planets who are not owoers of the 2nd and the 7th

houses, and who are not occupying those houses but who join

with the lords of those houses, /.*., the 2nd and the 7th.

4. If the periods of the planets occupying or owning

death houses do not come in time, then death may occur in

the Dasa of planets who are not Yogakarakas but who

become evil and conjoin lords of the bouses of death.

3. Lords of the 3rd and the 8th are also probable causers

of death if death does not occur in the Dasas, etc., mentioned

in item 4.

6. If the Dasa of a death-ioflicting planet does not at all

come into operation, then the most malicious planets in the

horoscope will cause death.

Saturn, inclined to produce evil by his conjunction with

the lords of death houses, will cause death in preference to

any of those planets.

There are many rules to ascertain the probable time of

death knowing beforehand Maraka Dasas. Any detailed

information in regard to this would increase the bulk of the

book beyond reasonable prbportioh.

• Add together the longitudes of Saturn, Jupiter, the Sun

and the Moon. This gives us a point in the zodiac after

expungiog multiples of 12. In the case of short, middle and

long life, death occurs when Saturn transits over this point,

in his first, second and third cycles respectively.

CHAPTER XVI

Judgment of a Horoscope

The notable triumphs in Hindu astrology so far as the

predictive portion is concerned are entirely due to the great

scrutiny the planetary influences are subjected to in the

analysis of a horoscope and the relative values of the good

and evil sources of strength of different planets and bhavas.

The following points are noteworthy in the consideration

of a horoscope: —

The lords of trines are always au spicio us apd_produce

good. Wh $p henefica o wn ke odras / quadrants), they becgjng

pvil. When malefics become lord£of quadrants/tbey iavan-

. ably beco me goo

give good results~if they are in ^conjunction with favourable

planets. The lord of the 8th, if\he happens to be the lord/of U.

the 1st, or is in conjunction with a benefic, becomes good.

Mars in addition to the 10th house, if he also becomes the

lord of the 5th, produces good, £ahu and Ketu produce good ,

results wh en they a re posited in the signs of benefic jilancts. V

Good and evil planets become more and more powerful

as they are lords of the 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th houses; 5th and ..

9th houses; or 3rd, 6th and lltfThouses respectively.

tor3s of tfielrd, <5th. 8th anti ilth~^6 evil''and, cause*

miseries in life. The lords of the 2nd and the 12tb remain

neutral. Jupiter and Venus owning quadrants become very

inauspicious. In addition to this, when they occupy the 2nd

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and the 7th houses they become very powerful and conse¬

quently inflict death upon such natives. Mercury as the lord

of a quadrant is less malicious than Jupiter and Venus and

the Moon, less than Mercury. Mars does not become good

when he owns the 10th house. Rahu and Ketu in evil signs

produce^evil.

TEe lords of quadrants and trines in conjunction, without

any other bad aspects, become extremely powerful in

producing good results.•

If the lords of the 9th and 10th houses exchange places,

they produce much good.

The greatest assets of a man in this life, apart from the

shadowy wealth and fame, are self-respect, courage and

prowess. In a horoscope these can be determined by consider¬

ing Mars and the characteristics attributed to him which are

discussed in the future chapters. But here I shall confine

myself to the discussion of the most salient points involved in

the judgment of a horoscope. The lord of the 3rd also must

be considered ; both of them must occupy a friendly house

and must be found not in a Bhavasandhi (junction of two

houses) but in a Bhavamadhva (mid-point of a house). Mars

must occupy the 10th for good courage and the lord of the

3rd and the 11th occupy favourable and friendly navamsas.

The position of Jupiter also considerably improves the situa¬

tion by making the person not depend upon another but to

earn the name of a self-made man. Jupiter adds to the

dignity of the person in a sure but silent way.

Marriage is a landmark in the history of the human race.

With regard to the number of wives, the character and tem¬

perament of one's wife, her disposition towards the husband

and her own health and happiness, much information is

incorporated in Chapter XIX under the caption 7th house or

" See How to Judge a Horoscope.

i Judgment of a Horoscope

77

Sapiamabhava , and the student must pay special attention to



the chapter for fuller details. Venus gets the Commander-in-

Chief post over matrimonial alliances and all things concerned

about them and the 7th house controls marriage in general.

In hundreds of horoscopes, it has been observed thatJVenus,

when afflicted, has given rise to more than one legal wife. It

could be vouched for with sufficient conhdence that Venus in

favourable positions is certain to assure marital felicity and

success with a single wife. The marriage aspect would be

most important to the Hindus among whom the dangerous

contagion of divorce has not spread as in the Western nations.

Considerable attention has been bestowed upon this subject

by the ancient writers. When Venus occupies the house of

Jupiter or that of the lord of the 1st or the 9th, either in the

Ra>i or Navamsa, the native will have a chaste, loving and

happy wife. The 7th house should not be occupied by any

planet save a benefic. In the case of a woman, the Moon

must occupy the navamsa of Jupiter to make her loyal and

chaste and should not fall in the navamsa of Saturn or Mars.

Mars in the 8th house causes widowhood provided there are

no other counteracting factors.

Lords of the 3rd, the 6th and the 11th play an important

par t in causing debts, diseases and ill-health. The best feature

in a horoscope would be that those lords of the 3rd, the 6th

and the 11th remain isolated and unassociated with any other

planet. The lord of the 3rd causes debts and diseases in a

sudden {pur{ ; ill-timed courage and head-long spirit work

much in the native. Egotism and mfcanthrophy are mar ked

by th e lord of the 6th r m exercisingjliscretion, who has special

control over debts and diseases. Anarchic" qualities would

result if the lord of the 11th is very powerful. Delicate cir¬

cumstances involving life and honour for the sake of debts

and diseases can be overcome but for Mars and Saturn who,

if they occupy unfriendly signs, give riseuT excess of evil.

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TheSun govern* father, and the 9th houssjndicates father.

Jopiter has control over children as he is called Putrakaraka

and the Stb house is Putrasthana or the house of children. The

fourth represents mother and the Moon governs her. When

the lords of the 4th, the Sth and the 9th and the Moon,

Jupiter and the Sun are well situated, and occupy favourable

and friendly navamsas prosperity for father, mother and

children is invariably indicated. An examination of a number

of horoscopes has revealed that the Moon, Jupiter or the Sun

ia the 4th, the Sth or the 9th with Saturn has caused death to

moth er, children or father respectively, early in Ii f e. Moon

with Saturn without any favourable aspect has caused death

to the mother within one year of the birth of the child.

Mercury and Mars in the 5th house make the children short¬

lived. Jupiter in the ascendant is the best gift in a horoscope

and the native gets dutiful children and long-lived parents.

Long life for an individual may be predicted if the lords

of the 1st and the 8th and Saturn are in good positions and

have the aspect of Jupiter.

This important and final event is elaborately dealt with in

a separate chapter and the readers must study the principles

contained in it very carefully.

CHAPTER XVU

Kny-plannts for Each Sign

«

As soon as the Dasas and Bhukds are determined, the next



step would be to find out the good and evil planets for each

ascendant so that in applying the principles to decipher the

future history of man, the student may be able to carefully

analyse the intensilty of good or evil combinations and proceed

further with his predictions when applying the results of

Dasas and other combinations.

It the ascendant is :

^r/gs.— Saturn. Mercury and Venus are ill-disposed.

Jupiter and the Sun are auspicious. The mere combination

of Jupiter and Saturn produces no beneficial results. Jupiter

is the Yogakaraka or the planet producing success. IP Venus

becomes a maraka, be will not kill the native but planets like

Saturn will bring about death to the person.

Taurus^ — Saturn is the most auspicious and powerful

planet. Jupiter, Venus and the Moon are evil planets. Saturn

alone produces Rajayoga. The native will be killed in the

periods and sub-periods of Jupiter, Venus and the Moon if

they get death-inflicting powers.

, Gemini. - Mars, Jupiter and the Sun are evil. Venus alone

is most bfcneficial and in conjunction with Saturn in good

signs produces and excellent career of much fame. Combina¬

tion of Saturn an Jupiter produces similar results us in Aries.

Venus and Mercury, when , well associated, cause Rajayoga.

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The Moon will not kill the person even though possessed of

death-inflicting powers.

•J Cancer .— Venus and Mercury are evil. Jupiter and Mars

give beneficial results. Mars is the Rajayogakaraka (conferor)

of name and fame). The combination of Mars and Jupiter

also causes Rajayoga (combination for political success). The

Sun does not kill the person although possessed of maraka

powers. Venus and other inauspicious planets kill the native.

Mars in combination with the Moon or Jupiter in favourable

houses especially the 1st, the 5th, the 9th and the 10th

produces much reputation.

Leo Mars is the most auspicious and favourable plaoet-

The combination of Venus and Jupiter does not cause Raja¬

yoga but the conjunction of Jupiter and Mars in favourable

bouses produce Rajayoga. Saturn, Venus and Mercury are

evil. Saturn does not kill the native when he has the maraka

power but Mercury and other evil planets inflict death when

they get maraka powers.

Virgo. — Venus alone is the most powerful. Mercury and

Venus wten combined together cause Rajayoga. Mars and

the Moon are evil. The Sun does not kill the native even if

be becomes a maraka but Venus, the Moon and Jupiter will

inflict death when they are possessed of death-inflicting power.

Libra .— Saturn alone causes Rajayoga. Jupiter, the Sun

and Mfars are inauspicious. Mercury and Saturn produce good.

The conjunction of the Moon and Mercury produces Raja¬

yoga. Mars himself will not kill the person. Jupiter, Venus

and Mars when possessed of maraka powers certainly kill the

native.

Scorpio ^—Jupiter is beneficial. The Sun and the Moon

produce 1 Kajayoga. Mercury "and Venus are evil. Jupiter,

even if he becomes a maraka, docSlibt inflict death. Mercury

and other evil planets, when they get death-inflicting powers,

do nol certainly spare the native.

Key-planets for Each Sign

•1

' Mars is the best placet and, in conjunction



with Jupiter, produces much good. The Sun and Mars also

produce good. Venus is evil. When the Sun and Mars

combine together they produce Rajayoga. Saturn does not

bring about death even when he is a maraka. But Venus

causes death when he gets jurisdiction as a maraka planet.

gagricorn .—Venus is the most powerful planet and in

conjunction with Mercury produces Rajayoga. Mars, Jupiter

and the Moon are evil.

Aguayos ,—Venus alone is auspicious. The combination of

Venus and Mars causes Rajayoga. Jupiter and the Moon are

evil.

Pisces .—The Moon and Mars are auspicious. Mars is



most powerful. Mars with the Moon or Jupiter causes Raja*

yoga. Saturn, Venus, the Sun and Mercury are evil. Mars

himself does not kill the person even if he is a maraka.

CHAPTER XVIU

Results of Ascending Signs

As soon as the map is cast and the ruling planet, constella¬

tion and the balance of the Dasa period are decided, the next

step would be to find out the probable results of the ascendant

or Lagna falling in any of the 12 signs. This gives us a clue

to the determination ofone's physical features, stature, marital

disposition and other peculiarities.

The following details are only general in nature and should

not be applied hastily. The strength of the rising sign, its

ruler, the planets aspecting the ascendant, the peculiarities

attending on the ascendant and its lord both in Rasi and

Navamsa should be carefully considered before any predictions

are ventured.

Arietj —-Persons born in Aries vdill have a certain amount

of independent thinking and reasoning faculty. They will be

capable. They may not be strict followers of convention.*

They are lovers of scientihc thought and philosophy; have

their own ideas of right and wrong and are strongly bent upon

educational pursuits. As the Ram rules them, they are rather

stubborn but often frank, impulsive and courageous. They

are more gossipers than practical men. They, sometimes

require a certain amount of cajolery and sycophancy to raise

them to action. They becpme pioneers. As Mars is the lord

of Aries, they will be martial in spirit. Their constitution will

he hot. and they are occasionally subject to hot complaints,

piles and the like, and must avoid enterprises obviously

Results of Ascending Sign*

S3

involving any serious risks. They love beauty, art and elegance.



The diseases they suffer from will be mostly those of the head

and unpleasant sight-seeing may often lead to mental affliction

and derangement of brain. Their build will be slender and

females generally possess fairly perfect contours. One

peculiarity is craning the neck.

Taurus , —The stature of the persons born in this sign will

be medium or short and often inclined towards corpulence,

lips thick, complexion swarthy, square face, well-shaped lips

and dark hair are prominent features. Women are generally

handsome. They generally resemble the bull in their behaviour

towards new people if they are not listened to properly. They

have their own principles and ways. Often they have a pierc¬

ing intellect- They shine well as authors, book dealers and

journalists. They are not bound by sentimentality but appre¬

ciate truth. They are remarkable for their ability to commit

to memory. Their physical and mental endurance . are note¬

worthy. They have much business knack and good intuition.

They often think they are born to exercise authority over

others and in a sense they are right. They are sensitive to

physical influences. They are often liable to extremes,

zealous and easily accessible to adulteration. They generally

suffer from nervous complaints after their 6ftieth year but their

memory and powers of imagination will never deceive them.

They are slow to anger, but when provoked, furious like the

bull. They are passionate and may become preys to sexual

diseases in ttieir old age unless they moderate their pleasures

and learn to exercise self-control.

QcmM .—Persons born when Gemini is rising have a

wavering mina, often tali and straight in nature and active in

motion, forehead broad, eyes clear and nose, a bit snub. They

are active and become experts in mathematical sciences; and

mechanical sciences provided Saturn has some strong influence

over them. They wUl be “a jack of all trades but master of

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none”. They are vivacious, but liable to be inconstant.

They will have sudden nervous breakdowns and must exercise

a certain amount of caution in moving with the opposite sex;

a habit of self-control must be cultivated. Their mind will be

often conscious of their own faults. They are liable to fraud

and deception. If evil planets are found in Gemini, trickery

and deceit will characterise their nature. Many of thee* traits

can be corrected by training.

^/jcgr^—Persons born under Cancer have a middle-sized

body, face full, nose snubbed to some extent and complexion

white. They often have a double chin. They are very intelli¬

gent, bright and frugal and equally industrious. Their frugality

often takes the form of miserliness. They are sympathetic

but moral cowardice will be present. They will be much

attached to their children and family. Their extreme sensitive¬

ness renders them nervous and queer. Their minds will be

bent upon schemes of trade and manufacture. The often meet

with disappointments in marriage and love affairs. They are

very talkative, self-reliant, honest and unbending. They have

reputation for love of justice and fairplay. Saturn’s situation

in the ascendant is not desirable.

Leo.— Persons born under Leo will be majestic in appea¬

rance^) road shoulders, bilious constitution and bold and

respectful in temperament. They possess the knack to adapt

themselves to any condition of life. They are rather ambitious

and sometimes avaricious too. They are independent thinkers.

.They stick up to orthodoxical principles in religion but are

perfectly tolerant towards others’ precepts and practices.

They are lovers of fine arts and literature and possess a certain

amount of philosophical knowledge. They are voracious

reader*.* If the ascendant or the tenth house is afflicted, they

may not succeed in life as much as they expect. They put

forth much struggle. Their ambitions remain unfulfilled to

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83

some extent unless the horoscope has certain definite Rajayogas.



They are capable of non-attachment and contentment.

As Saturn happens to be lord of the 7fb, they must resist the

temptation of yielding much to their wives or husbands if

domestic happiness is to prevail.

F/rggj^-PeopIe born when Kanya or Virgo is rising will

exhibit their intelligence and memory when quite young.

They will be middle-sized persons and exhibit taste in art and

literature. Their chest will be prominent and when afflicted,

very weak also. They are discriminating and emotional and

are carried away by impulses. As authors, they make real

progress especially in Bhouthika Sastras and Rasayana Sastras

(Physical and Chemical Sciences) and can judge things at a

glance. They love music and fine arts and acquire much

power and influence over other people. They are liable

to suffer from nervous breakdowns and paralysis when the

sign is afflicted. Other combinations warranting they can

become great philosophers or writers. They are generally

lucky in respect of their wives or husbands.

iib£g£-The complexion of persons born in this sign will

be fair, tneir stature middle-sized, face broad, eyes fine, chest

broad and light, appearance handsome, constitution rather

phlegmatic, seosual disposition and keen observation. They

have keen foresight and reason but things from the stand¬

point of their own views'. Firm in conviction and unmoved

by mean motives they are somewhat susceptible to the feelings

of others’ minds. They are more idealists than realists or

practical men and often contemplate upon schemes like build¬

ing castles in the air. They are not sensitive to what others

say of them. But as political leaders and religious reformers

they exeftTremendous influence over the masses and some¬

times their zeal and enthusiasm go to such a high pitch that

they force their views upon others of opposite thought not

realisinc the baneful after-effects of such procedure. They

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love excitement and have the power of intuition upon which

they often rely for their own guidance. They are not easily

amenable to reason. T hey are.jgeat loVers o f music. They

have a special liking for truth and honesty and do not hesitate

to sacrifice even their lives at the altars of freedom and fairplay.

Their domestic life may be crossed by frequent tension.

Scorpij jL ,—Those born under this sign have youthful appea¬

rance, a generous disposition and fierce eyes. They are fickleminded

and love much excitement. They are inclined to

sensual things in reality while they will not hesitate to

philosophise upon the merits of controlling sensual pleasures,

gycn females born in will ha ve more of m asculine

tendencies. They are good correspondents and invite friend¬

ship from among people throughout the world. They can

become expert musicians if they care to practise that art.

They are proficient in fine arts, dancing and the like and no

doubt they have a philosophic disposition. They set at naught

conventional habits axuLciistams They vehemently uphold

their own views but nevertheless will not clash with those

holding opposite ones. Their constitution will be hot and

they are liable to suffer from piles after their 30th year. They

are silent and dignified and never speak before weighing each

and every word. They are good conversationalists as well as

writers and often rely too much on their own intelligence.

Married life may not be quite happy not only due to. tempera¬

mental differences but also due to illness affecting the genera¬

tive system of the partner, unless there are other compensa¬

ting combinations.

Sagittarius . —Jupiter rules this sign and persons born

under this sign will generally be inclined towards corpulence.

They possess almond eyes and their hair is brown. They are

of a phlegmatic temperament. They are somewhat conven¬

tional and sometimes businesslike also. They are prompt

Results of Ascending Signs

87

and uphold conservative views. They will be attracted to¬



wards the study of occult philosophy and sciences. In these

departments of knowledge they can acquire mastery. They

are too callous and enthusiastic. They hate all external show.

They are God-fearing, honest, humble and free from hypo¬

crisy. They never think of schemes which are calculated to

disturb the progress of others. They generally exercise control

over their food and drinks but in regard to their relationship

with the opposite sex restraint is called for. They are

brilliant, their manners affable, winning and hearts, pure.

They are prone to be misunderstood unintentionally by others

on account of their hastiness in conversation. In their later

years they must be careful about their lungs as they are liable

to suffer from rheumatic pains and the like. Combinations

for political power warranting, persons born in this sign will

exercise power with firmness and justice and without yielding

to corruptive influences.

^jggjcgrg i --Persons born in this sign will be tall, reddishbrown

in colour with prominent hair on the eye-brows and

the chest. Women will be handsome and youngish in appea¬

rance. They have large teeth sometimes protruding outside

the lips and presenting an uncouth appearance if the 2nd

house is afflicted. Their lips are flushy and ladies have an

inviting appearance.* They have the knack of adopting them¬

selves to circumstances and environments. They have great

aspirations in life and cannot economise funds even if they

were to be under the influence of adversity. They are modest,

libera] and gentlemanly in business transactions. They are

noted for their perseverance and strong-mindedness. In fact

they are stoical to the miseries of life. They are possessed of

sympathy, generosity and philanthropy and take great interest

in literature, science and education. Sometimes they are

vindictive. When Saturn is badly posited, they are possessed

Hiodn Predictive Astrology

M

of bigotry. God-fearing and humble they make good husbands



or wives. Depending upon the disposition of the 9th house

they can become philosophically minded or develop social

consciousness.

Aguarius .— This “Water Bearer" sign in which the birth

of an individual is condemned as the birth lord becomes the

lord of the house of loss, has to its credit some of the greatest

philosophers and seers. Those born under this sign will be

tall, lean, fairly handsome, manners winning, appearance

attractive, disposition elegant. Their lips are flusby, cheeks

broad with prominent temples and buttocks. They are highly

intelligent and make friends of others very soon. Th ey ar e

peevish and wrhen provoked, rise like a bul1dpgj >uttheir anger

is very soon subsided! They are pure in heart and always

inclined to help others. They shine very well as writers and

good Spokesmen. They are at times timid. They feel shy to

exhibit their talents but their conversation will be most inte¬

resting and highly instructive. They will specialise in subjects

like astrology, psychology and healing arts, etc. Their literary

greatness will come before the world when they are quite

young and they themselves will not be able to estimate their

capacities well, while others find in them something remark¬

able and extraordinary. They are intuitive and good judges

of character. They have no organising capacity and are

capable of acquiring very fine education. They will be much

devoted to their husbands or wives and never betray the

interests of even their enemies, when trust is placed in them.

They are liable to suffer from colic troubles and must take

special precautions to safeguard themselves against diseases

incidental to exposure to cold weather. On the whole

Aquarius people have something subtle in them which endears

them to all they come in contact with.

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89

Pisces ^ Persons born in this sign will be fair, stout and



moderately tall. They are reserved in their manners and are

liable to draw premature conclusions on any matter. They

are God-fearing. They are generally superstitious and

religious, rigid in the observance of orthodoxical principles

ahd can forego anything but their orthodoxy ; or they can

be exactly the opposite. They are somewhat stubborn, rather

timid, and ambi tious to exercise a uthority over others. They

are true friends and are proud of their educational and other

attainments. If the lord of the 7th is badly afflicted, they Will

have double marriage.' They are restless and fond of history,

antiquarian talks and mythological masterpieces. They are

frugal in spending money and though generally dependent

upon others throughout their life still bear a mark of inde¬

pendence. They are just in their dealings and fear to transgress

the laws of truth- With all this, they lack self-confidence.

CHAPTER XIX

Judgment of Bhavas (Houses)

The twelve bbavas or bouses represent tbe entire bistory

of tbe individual. By a careful scrutiny of tbe planetary

combinations and aspects in tbe twelve bouses, the

whole life of a person can be predicted with sufficient

accuracy. Tbe combinations given below are not chosen at

random but are chosen from a study of the horoscopes of

persons of various ranks and eminences. Many have been

gathered from tbe best and tbe most standard works on

Hindu astrology. In applying these rules to practical horo¬

scopes, the student must definitely bear in mind that they^are

merely for his guidaoce. In addition to this, he must also

exercise discretion and common sense coupled, of course,

with a certain amount of intuition. For instance, the astro¬

logical principles say that if the 4th house is occupied by

benefics and its lord well situated, the native gets high edu¬

cation. This is quite sufficient for an intelligent student to

anticipate certain other things not mentioned here. In fact

they strike themselves to the student. In a horoscope, a

benefic may be found in the 4th—which may be his house of

exaltation, debilitation, or enmity or a friend's sign. Even

though a benefic may be in the 4tb, the results it gives

apparently vary according to its disposition towards the lord

of that sign. If Jupiter is in exaltation in the 4th bouse,

religious learning may be predicted. If he is in debilitation.

Judgment of Shaves (Houses)

91

in the 4th house, the kind of education must necessarily



differ. Still in both cases, it is Jupiter that occupies the 4th

house. Similarly, with regard to other combinations one

must consider all these problems carefully and then venture

a prediction. The relations and interrelations of planetary

placements must be carefully scrutinised and then predictions

ventured. Deterministic interpretation of the combinations

should not be given.

First Bhava CHSUftL .—Tbe first house represents the

beginning of life, childhood, health, environment x person ality^

the ph ysci al body a nd character aud the general str ength of

the horoscope.

If the lord of the birth or 1st house is exalted, well

associated, strongly placed, occupies quadrants, has the

aspects of good planets, the person will have health, good

appearance, and a generally happy future.

If the lord of the birth is in conjunction' with an evil

planet and occupies the 8th house, the health will suffer.

If the birth lord is in conjunction with the lord of the 6th,

the 8th and the 12th, the body will suffer from constant

complaints. If the lord of birth is in the 6th, the 8th or the

12th, the native has a sickly constitution.

If the birth lord is conjoined with an evil planet, and

Rabu or Saturn occupies the Lagoa, the person fears from

deception from thieves and swindlers.

Urinary and bladder troubles and swelling of testicles

are likely if Rahu, Mars and Saturn are in Lagna.

The body of the native willI be^ epgciafed if Lagna is

occupied by planets like Mars, the Sun and Saturn.

Birth in watery signs make the person corpulent.

The native suffers from asthma and consumption if the

Sun (Ravi) is in Lagna and Mars aspects him.

Many evil planets in the birth indicate either misery or a

checkered career.

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Venus in the first half of the Lagna makes the person

happy in the beginning. Venus in the second half with evil

planets in the 4th and the Sth houses makes the person

miserable in the end.

Second Bhata (House J.—Sec ond house represents family,

face, speech, right eye, food, wealth, litera ry gift; manner

and source of dcatE.seTT-acquisitioo and optimism.

If the lord of the 2od is exalted and Ts aspect e

the native will be a man of considerable wealth.

If the lord of the 2nd is exalted and quadrants are

aspected by benefics, the eye-sight will be good and the facial

expression charming.

One becomes an orator and wealthy if Jupiter is with

the lord of the second or the latter is aspected by Mercury,

or Venus occupies favourable positions.

'Poverty will attack the native if the lord of the second is

weak, debilitated or aspected by malefics.

If the lord of the 2nd is in quadrants aspected by malefics,

the person will look ugly and grotesque.

If the lord of the 2nd is a watery planet and combines

with or is aspected by the lord of the navamsa of the 2nd

house-lord, and if the Ascendant falls in a watery sign, the

person will be an international trader and the source of his

income will be mostly from beyond the confines of his

motherland.

Defective speech can be predicted if malefics are with the

lord of the second or aspects it.

Mercury in a quadrant and the lord of the 2nd powerfully

situated make one proficient in occult sciences, especially

astrology

Confiscation of property and penal action by Government

is likely if the Ascendant is weak and its lord joins malefics

and the lord of the 2nd is in conjunction with the Sun in the

12th house.

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93

If the lord of the 12th joint' the 2nd and the lord of the



11th joint the 12th with the lord of the 2nd in the 6th, the

8th or the 12th, one has to pay fines to the Government.

Lots of wealth by thieves and rulers can be foretold if the

lord of the 2nd is aspected by or combined with Mars in

debilitation or in cruel navamsa.

The occupation of the 2nd by malefics indicates that the

person becomes showy and the period must be predicted under

the Dasa of such planets.

If the 7th house occupied by the lord of the 10th has the

beneficial aspects of Jupiter and Venus, the native earns a

substantial amount during the periods of such planets.

If the lord of the ascendant is in the 2nd and lord of the

2nd is in the 11th with the lord of the 11th in the 1st, the

native mav come across hidden t reasures.

If the lord of the 2nd is debilitated and is in conjunction

with evil planets, the person contracts hopeless debts-

Third Bhava (House ). —The third bouse represents

brothers and sis ters and intelligence, s horts journeys, neig hbourSjj

mmediate re l ations and letters a nd w ritings. It al so

deno tes courage, right ear and breast.

Tf a malefic planet is in the 3rd or the 3rd is between two

evil planets, one will not have brothers ; or all the brothers

may pass away.

If the lord of the 3rd or Mars occupies the 8th, the 6th or

the 12th and has no beneficial aspects, prosperity to brothers

is rarely to be predicted.

If the lord of the 3rd occupies a beneficial navamsa and

Mars is well posited, the native will be courageous and will

have thriving brothers.

If the lord of the 3rd is in the 12th aqd is aspected by evil

planets, the person will be funky and henpecked.

If the lord of the 3rd is in conjunction with the Sun, the

native will be bold in mind, and stubborn and angry.

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The number of brothers may be approximately known by

the nav&msa the 3rdJxou£e falls in or by the number ofthf

navamsa the lord of the 3rd or" the karaka for the brothers

falls in.

Fourth Bhava (House ). — Peace of mind and happiness,

mother, home life, relatives, house, self-prosperity, enjoy¬

ments, conveyances, landed and ancestral property, general

happiness, education, vehicles and the general build of the

neck and shoulders.

If the lord of the 4th is with the lord of the 1st occupying

a good place or if the 4th lord occupies trines or quadrants,

the perstyi possesses many houses.

If the lord of the 4th is with powerful Jupiter and Meccury

aod occupies quadrants, the person will have an aristocratic

disposition and commands respect, conveyance and name.

Jf tbeJ.ord.of the 9th is in quadrants and the lord of the

4th well situated, the person wi’U have a good taste fdr artistic

Turnmne.


.If Mercury is in the 3rd, and the lord of the4tb is well

placed, the person possesses an attractive house or houses.

If the lord of the 4th occupies the 12th, loss of ancestral

property is to be feared.

If the 4th is occupied by Saturn with the Moon in exalta¬

tion and Jupiter aspecting it, the person will be an author in

his early age and have much education but the mother dies

early-


If the lords of the Ascendant and the 4th are in the 11th

and the lord of the 2nd is in the 12th with the Sun, the person

possesses limited education but good landed property. These

results have to be applied taking into consideration of other

conditions.

Jupiter in exaltation in the 4th house and the lord of the

4th in his own sign makes the person get high legal education.

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If Lagoa ia Sagittarius and its lord and Saturn are in the

same house, the person will acquire high education.

If Venus or the Moon occupies the 4th without any aspects

from any malefics, the person will be a voracious eater.

If lord of the 4th is debilitated and joins evil planets, the

native becomes sinful and licentious*

If the Moon and Venus are in quadrants occupying evil

navamsas and aspected by or joined with evil planets, one

becomes guilty of improper relations with close relatives of

the opposite sex.

If the lord of the 4th is badly situated and is aspected by

malefics, the person's private life will be questionable.

a If the Moon occupies birth with Rabu or Ketu, the mother's

character cannot be above board- C' ’< •'* *'

Saturn in conjunction with the lord of the 4th or with the

Moon will kill the mother early.

The person becomes dishonest and indulges in fraudulent

schemes if the 4tb is combined with Saturn, Rabu and Ketu.

Fi£t!\_Bhaya (Jiouse)^— Intelligence, father, atman, discri¬

minating power, children, fame and position should be

predicted from the Sth house.

If the lord of the Sth occupies the 3rd, the 6tb or the 12th

and is aspected by malefics, the person's children die early.

' If the Sun is in the Sth house and is badly placed, the

father will die. If the lord of the Sth house joins favourable

planets, the person gets many issues.

If Jupiter becomes lord of the Sth and being powerful is

aspected by the lord of the birth, the person will have children.

If the Sth as well as its lord are placed between evil planets

and Jupiter is in company with malefics, there will be loss of

children.

If all the malefics occupy the 4th or if all of them occupy

the 12tb, the Sth. the 8th and the 1st, the person’s family

becomes completely extinct.

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The person will have a piercing intellect if the Sth house

is between beneficial planets.

If Saturn is in the Sth, or aspects the lord of birth or

Jupiter, there will be brain derangement.

If Mercury and Saturn have major influence on tbe child

at birth, the child born will be impotent.

If the Sth house falls in a sign of Mercury or Saturn and

its lord combines with Saturn the person will have an adopted

son.

If the lord of the Sth is masculine, joins a masculine sign,



and combines in a masculine navamsa, tbe first-born child to

the native will be a male-

If tbe lord of the Sth joins a female sign with a feminine

planet and combines in a feminine navamsa, tbe first born

baby will be a female.

Sixth Bhava (House ).—Represents enem ies, thieves, cuts

findJKftUJP.d&jq Jhe body, disappointments,.. juiser|es x sgjmw,

debts, illness, paternal ^relations, sinful deeds, battjegnd

disease s.

Two or more malefics in the 6th make the native a prey

to complicated diseases and a malefic aspect will practically

confine the person to bed.

If the lord of the 6th occupies the 1st or the 8th with evil

associations and with no beneficial aspects, the native will

have many sores.

If the Moon, Venus and the lord of birth combine with

tbe Sun or Rahu, the person may sufTer from syphillis.

If the lord of birth and tbe 6th are in conjunction with the

Moon, water accidents occur, and if Mars joins the birth lord,

danger in violent fights or battles is indicated.

If the lord of the 6tb and birth conjoin Saturn and occupy

quadrants and trines, imprisonment is indicated. If Saturn

is lord of Lagoa, this result should not be predicted.

Judgment of Bbavas (Houses)

97

If Saturn is in the 9th, Jupiter in the 3rd and the Moon



in the 7th or the 8th, the person’s hands will become deformed.

If the 10th house is occupied by Rahu, Saturn and

Mercury, the native’s bands may be amputated.

Venus in conjunction with the lord of the 6th, and Saturn

or the Sun with Rahu in cruel amsas, indicate capital punish*

mem. Neutralising factors should be carefully considered.

When the Moon occupies the 6th, the 8th or the 12th

aspccted by the lord of Lagoa and conjoined with Saturn and

Rahu, the person may meet with accidents.

If the lord of the 6th or the 8th or Mars joins the lord of

the 3rd, and Saturn and Rahu are in cruel navamsas, the

person dies in a battle or fight.

If the lord of the 6th be a malefic and conjoins Mercury,

who is in debilitation, the person suffers from toothache

early in bis life.

Mercury in the 6th, debilitated with Saturn and Mars, will

render the persoo an invalid throughout life.

If the lord of the Ascendant joins the 6th aspected by the

lord of the 6th, the person will suffer much from the machi¬

nations of his close relatives.

If the lord of the 9th joins the 6th aspected by the lord of

the 6th and the lord of the 6th has the conjunction of Saturn

and Mars, the person will suffer from fires, thieves and

swindlers'.

Seventh Bhava (House ) .—Represents wife, husband,

marriage, urinary organs, marital happiness, sexual diseases,

trade and speculation, desire, diplomacy and honour, travels,

business tact and the latent energies.

If the lords of the 2nd and the 6th have evil conjunctions

and occupy the 6th house or if the afflicted lord of the 7th

joins the birth, the moral character of the person will be

questionable-

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If tbe lord of the 7th joins Rahu or Ketu and is aspected

by Mars or Saturn, and Venus is ill-placed, one becomes loose

in morals in his early years.

If evil planets occupy the 1st and the 6th, tbe person will

be licentious and indulges in clandestine pleasures.

If the weak Moon joins a malefic in the 7th, the person

becomes immoral.

If Venus combines with the lord of the 2nd, the 7th and

the 6th and occupies the Ascendant, the native’s moral

character will be questionable.

Venus in Jhe, 7thmakes ope passionate.

"Afflicted Mercury and Venus in the 7th make tbe native

inclined towards secret pleasures.

Mars, Mercury and Venus in the 7th aspected by no

benefics render the person passionate and make him seek un¬

natural sources of gratification, unless Jupiter is in a kendra.

Jupiter in the 7th or the 10th with no malefic aspects will

make the person principled and chaste in sexual matters.

If the lord of the 5th is in the 7th and the lord of the 7th

is with malefics and Venus is weak, the wife dies during

pregnancy.

If the lords of the 2nd and the 7th are in their own houses,

the person will have only one wife.

If the lord of the 7th is powerful and exalted occupying

birth, more than one wife must not be predicted.

If the 7th falls in an evil sign, if the lord of the 7th joins

debilitation, two marriages may be indicated.

If the lord of tbe 7th and the 12th is Venus and he occupies

the 9th aspected by Saturn, the person will have more than

one wife.

If the lord of the 7th is in the 6th aspected by Rahu and

with no beneficial conjunction, two marriages should be

predicted.

Judgment of Bhavas (Hou ses)

99

If the lords of the 7th and the 10th exchange their houses



and the lord of the 2nd occupies a beneficial navamsa. the

person will have all marital happiness.

If the Sun is in the 7th one will have liaison with barren

women.


If the Moon is in the 7th debilitated, sex-relations take

place with maid-servants.

If Mars is in the 7th house with no aspects of benefics,

intercourse occurs with unmatured girls.

If three quadrants are occupied by evil plaoets, happiness

with wife is not indicated.

Eighth Bhava (House ) .—Indicates longevity, secret organ,

death legacies and gifts and unearned wealth, cause of death,

wills, disgrace and degradation, the place and surroundings

of death, defeat or insult, sorrow, blame, servants and

impediments.

If the lord of the 8th joins the 12th with a malefic, there

will be short life.

Life will be short if the lord of the birth and the lord of

the 8th join the 6th.

There will be long life if the birth lord occupies beneficial

houses with the lord of the 8th.

If all malefics occupy the 8th, one will have short life.

If Saturn is in the 12th and the lord of the 8th is in the

2nd with a benefic, death occurs in the 21st year.

If the lord of the 8th is in the 5th in conjunction with

malefics, and the lord of the 10th is in the 2nd aspected by

malefics, the native dies in the 2nd year.

If quadrants are occupied by benefics aud the lord of birth

combines with a benefic planet aspected by Jupiter, long life

may be predicted.

If the lords of the 8th, the 1st and the 10th combine with

Saturn and occupy quadrants, life will be long.

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When the lords of the 2nd and 6th combine with Saturn

and occupy the 3rd, the 6th and the 12th, death will be due to

asphyxiation.

If Saturn becomes the lord of the 6th and joins with Rahu

or Ketu. death will be from the attack of beasts.

If in the same combination Jupiter has prominence,

danger arises from elephants.

If Saturn joins the Sun and occupies or aspects the 8th,

death will be from canine bites.

If the weak Moon occupying the 8th with Rahu joins

malefics, the person dies by the troubles of apparitions and

spectres.

If the 6tb house is occupied by its lord and the lord of the

8th is with Rahu, and Saturn with Ketu aspected by Mars,

the person will be killed by weapons.

If the Sun in debilitation occupies the 6th or the 8th

aspected by a malefic, the father will die through the dis¬

pleasure of the state.

If Mercury is not well situated and occupies an unfavourabie

position, death takes place from sudden heart failure.

If the 8th is favourably situated with the aspects of

Mercury, Venus and Jupiter, the native will bequeath vast

legacies to his successors.

If the 8th is occupied by Saturn, and Mars aspects it with

his special aspects, the person will contract many debts and

no redemption can be expected.

If the 8th becomes a moveable sign and its lord is also

found in a moveable sign, death takes place in a foreign

country.

If the 8th and its lord are in a fixed sign and Saturn is

similarly placed, the person dies in his own house.

If the 8th house falls in a common sign and its lord also

occupies a common sign, death will occur while travelling.

Judgment of Bhavat (Houses)

101

If Mars gets prominence and the combinations are placed



as above, death takes place io automobiles and aeroplanes.

Accidental deaths are always due to Mars.

Mercury kills the native in balloons and airships. Brain

fever, anaemia, neuritis and paralysis bring about death when

Mercury is afflicted in the 8th.

The Moon causes death through watery diseases, cholera

and lung troubles.

Jupiter brings about death by diabetes, dropsy, liver and

spleen trouble and swelling of the body.

Saturn inflicts death on water or by typhoid.

The Sun causes death through fire or heart trouble or by

self-hnmolation for others’ cause provided he is not

debilitated.

Rahu indicates death by skin troubles, leprosy, poisoning,

smallpox and drowning.

Kct u causesileath by suicide and other.unnnhiral cautaa.

Ninth Bhava (House ).— Represents godliness, righteous¬

ness, preceptor, grandchildren, metaphysical studies, imagi¬

nation and intuition, religious devotion, law, sympathy,

philosophy, science and literature, lasting fame, leadership,

charities, communication with spirits, ghosts and the like,

long journeys, foreign travels and father.

If the weak Moon occupies the 9th in a debilitated state

or Venus is bad and occupies evil conjunctions or if the lord

of the 9th is debilitated, the native will be guilty of improper

relations with his preceptor’s wife.

If the 9tb is occupied by benefics and the lord of the 9tb

combines with no malefics, the person rests content with his

own wife.

If the lord of the 9th is in the 8th or any moveable sign,

the child will be born when its father is not in the place.

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If the lord of the 9th joins the navamsa of Jupiter, the

person becomes righteously inclined and charitable in dis¬

position.

If the 9th is occupied by Venus, Ketu and the Sun, profici¬

ency in miscellaneous subjects is to be predicted; Ketu in the

9th makes a man interested in mesmerism.

If the lord of the 9th is in the 4th aspected by Saturn, the

person will be charitable in disposition, irritable in tempera¬

ment and generally bigotted.

If the lords of the 1st and the 9th are powerful and the

Sun is aspected by benefics, the native will be obedient and

dutiful to bis father.

If the lord of the 9th is in quadrants or in trines, the

person becomes well acquainted with metaphysical lore

provided such a combination has the aspect of Jupiter or

Jupiter is in a kendra.

If Rahu and Saturn occupy the 9th and otherwise badly

situated, the person will be cold-hearted, engaged in inflicting

miseries and injuries on innocent people and quite unsympa¬

thetic.

Mars and Ketu in the 9th with Jupiter in the 2nd, and

Mercury, the Sun and Venus in the Sth, the 6th and the 7th

respectively, make the man very rich.

If the lord of the Ascendant joins the 9th and combines

with the lord of the 5tb, wealth may be predicted through

children.

If Mercury is the lord of the 9th or aspects its lord and if

Jupiter occupies an exalted position, the person will be highly

learned in mystical philosophy. If the lords of the Ascendant

and the 9th are combined or are in mutual aspect or in

mutual kendras, one will have foreign travels.

Tenth Bhgra f House J— Represents occupation, rank,

temporal honours and success, respect, medns of livelihood,

self-respect, religious knowledge and dignity.

Judgment of Bhavas (Houses)

103

If the lord of the 10th is the Sun, who is well placed and



powerfully aspected, income will be from inherited wealth,

from drugs, medicines and chemical dealings.

If the Moon occupies the 10th house and Mars aspects it,

the native will earn money by selling precious stones and

dealings with aristocracy, women of questionable character

and agriculture to some extent.

If Mars is the lord of the 10th or occupies it and is

aspected by the Sun or the Moon, the person will be a res¬

pectable Commander-in-Chief; if by Saturn, a gang leader

and a robber; if by Mercury, a doctor.

If the 10th is occupied by Mercury, the native will be a

professor in religious philosophy, mathematical sciences, and

earns his livelihood as such.

If Jupiter becomes the lord of the 10th or aspects it, livilibood

might be predicted through being a preceptor, teacher,

judge, etc.

Venus as the lord of the 10th house gets the native income

from brokerage, as manager of art gal lanes, cinemas, music

houses and if afflicted, brothels and other mean associations.

If Saturn occupies the 10th or aspects it with no beneficial

conjunction, earnings will be from being a municipal official,

a scavenger, a factory worker, etc.

If Pisces becomes the 10th house and Mercury or Mars

occupies it, the person will have Mukti or emancipation and

will have dips in sacred waters.

If Jupiter joins Mercury or Mars, the person builds chari¬

table institutions and performs meritorious deeds.

If the Moon occupies a quadrant and Jupiter aspects her,

he will have pure reputation for his conduct and truthful

nature.


If Mars and Saturn are in the 10th aspected by other

malefics, the person will have communication with super¬

naturals or Uchchista Devatas.

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If the 10th bouse is a watery sign and its lord occupies a

moveable Rasi and Navamsa, the person will have foreign

travels. If the Sun is also in the 10th, the travel will be on

some political mission.

Eleventh Bhava (House ).— Represents means of gains,

accomplishment, friends, personality, ornaments, elder

brother and freedom from misery and pain.

If the lord of the Uth is in exaltation and in a kendra

(quadrant), and if Mercury becomes the lord of the 2nd,

much gain will accrue from trade.

If the lord of the I Itb is aspected by the lords of the 2nd

and the 4th and combines with the lord of the 9th, the man

becomes very rich and exercises frugality in expenditure.

If the lord of the llth is a benefic and has beneficial

aspects, the person will be attracted towards decent ornaments.

If Jupiter occupies the 11th and Mercury aspects it, the

person gains much reputation as a philosopher and lecturer.

If the lord of the 1 Ith is a benefic aspected by benefics and

occupying favourable positions, the person will have perfect

contours.

If the above combination is afflicted by Saturn or Mars,

the person becomes deaf.

If the lord of the llth audits occupants are powerful,

the native will have powerful influence in society.

If the llth is occupied by Saturn, Mars, Rahu and the

Sun with no other benefics aspecting it, the person will be

mentally miserable but financially well off.

Twelfth Bhava (House ).—Indicates misery, loss, expenditure,

waste, extravagance, sympathy, piety, divin e knowledge

and worship, Moksha (final emancipation) and the state after

deatK.


If the lord of the 12th is aspected by the lord of the 7tb

and these two are powerful, the native's money and influence

will be wasted through the agency of his wife.

Judgment of Bhavas (Houses)

105

If tbe 12th is occupied by a malefic and its lord is an evil



planet, money will be spent on immoral purposes.

If the powerless lord of the 12th occupies unfavourable

positions in the navamsa, the native will have deformed

limbs.


If the lord of the 12th is Jupiter and has no malefic

influences or aspects, the person will die in divine contem¬

plation.

If tbe lord of the 12th is Mars and Saturn occupies the

12th, death takes place on account of piles and other bloody

diseases.

If tbe lord of the 12th is weak and is seen by the lord of

tbe 6th, money will be spent on useless litigation.

If tbe Sun and the Moon are in the 12th without any

favourable aspects, the native will be a simpleton.

If benefics occupy the 12th or its lord joins with them, the

person will have close relations surrounding him at his death.

For a detailed discussion of each Bhava reference may be

made to tbe author’s How to Judge a Horoscope.

CHAPTER XX

Soma Special Yogas

Yogas in Sanskrit astrological nomenclature mean special

planetary combinations for the production of high political

power and influence, great wealth, philanthropy, asceticism,

misery, debts, demoralisation and curruption. In all horo¬

scopes, these yogas must be properly scrutinised along with

the application of the usual astrological rules. These impor¬

tant yogas make or mar a man for, if special arishtas or

misfortunes are found in a horoscope, the person will be

always miserable, even though according to ordinary astro¬

logical rules, such a horoscope is a promising one. The word

Yoga is quite indigenous and such a system cannot be found

in the astrological principles of other nations. These reveal

a flood of information to the astrological student, when pro¬

perly studied and applied. The Western reader must clearly

comprehend the technicalities involved in the application of

these yogas and try to understand their significance thoroughly.

There are different types of yogas— Rajayoga —producing

high political power; Dhanayoga or combination for great

wealth ; Gnanayoga or combination for real higher knowledge

and renunciation of the world : and Arishtayoga —series of

misfortunes of the most baneful nature. There are thousands

of such yogas given in the original Sanskrit works and their

reproduction here would mean firstly a great strain on the

comprehending powers of the reader and secondly, increase

of the bulk of the book beyond proportion. The results

Some Special Yogas

107

ascribed to each yoga will completely manifest themselves if



the yogakarakas (planets producing such yoga) are not

afflicted. For more detailed information 1 would refer my

readers to my book Three Hundred Important ComUna lions.

I shall now briefly sketch some favourable yogas and

their probable results.

1. Chamara Yoga. —This is produced when ihe lord of

the Ascendant is exalted and occupies a quadrant ind has the

powerful aspect of Jupiter; or two benefics in theAscendant,

the 7th or the 10th also cause the same yoga.

Tbe person will be greatly respected by rulers and the

aristocracy, good conversationalist, a profound scholar and

lives more thao 70 years.

2. Shankha Yoga.— When the lord of the 10th or Ascen¬

dant occupies moveable signs like Aries, Cancer, etc., and

tbe lord of tbe 9th is powerful, this yoga is caused. If the

lords of the Sth and tbe 6th are in mutual quadrants from

each other and tbe ruler of the rising sign powerful, this yoga

is caused.

Fond of pleasures, learned in sciences and philosophy,

philanthropic, agreeable family surroundings, charitable

disposition and long life upto 80.

3. Sreenatha Yoea. —When the exalted lord of the 7th

occupies tbe lOtb and the lord of the 10th combiies with the

lord of the 9tb— Great respect, reputation, honoutible living,

much wealth and nice surroundings.

4. Bheri Yog a. —Lord of the 10th powerful with three

planets in the 12th, tbe 2nd, tbe 1st and the 7thhouscs ; or

lord of the 9th is powerful and Venus and lord of Ascendant

are in quadrants from Jupiter—Landed estates, free from

encumbrance, high family traditions, exalted soul, courageous,

expert in sciences and arts, long lived, free from iny kind of

diseases.

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5. Sarada Yoga.— Jupiter in a trine from the Moon, and

Mars in trine to Mercury or Jupiter in the 11th from Mercury

or lord of the 10th occupies the 5th, Mercury in a quadrant

and the Sun in his own sign—Attracted by fair ladies, respector

of preceptors and religiously inclined, praised by the

royalty and aristocracy, saintly disposition and a patron of

fine arts and sciences.

_6. Matsya Yoga (Fish combination).—Malefics in birth

and the 9th, benefics and malefics in the 5th and malefics in

the 4th and the 8th—Lover of astrology * sympathetic tempera¬

ment and religious nature.

7. _ Kesari Yoga-— The Moon and Jupiter in quadrants to

each other—Respected by relations and friends. Municipal

Commissioner or Manager of a big corporation, name goes to

posterity, possession of all worldly enjoyments.

8. Adhi Yoga , -^Benefics in the 6th, the 7th and the 8th

from the Moon—Commander, Minister or a king or eqaul to

him, foeless, long-lived and free from diseases.

9. Anapha Yoga .— Planets in the 12th from the Moon-

Man of commanding and majestic appearance, healthy,

moral, free from mental sorrow, renowned, fond of sense

pleasures and renunciation of worldly concerns later on in

life.

10. Sunapha Yoga.— Planets in the 2nd from the Moon—



Self-mademan, self-acquired wealth, intelligent and reputed.

11. Durdhura Toga, —Planets in the 2nd and the 12th

‘from the Moon—Enjoyment of all pleasures, conveyances,

liberal and generous and commanding, dutiful and faithful

children.

12. Kahala Yoea . —The lord of the 4th and Jupiter in

mutual quandrants, and the lord of the Ascendant powerful—

Stubbornness, courageous and adventurous, commanding

infantry, cavalry, artillery, etc., and ruling towns and cities.

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^•>13. Vasi Yoga.— Planets in the 12th from the Sun—



Influential, rich and wealthy.

V14. Ve£i-Xu&u— Beneficial planets in the 2nd from the

Sun—Good conversationalist, fluent speaker, wealthy, coura¬

geous and extremely charitable.

15. Obhaygchari Yoga. — Benefics in the 2nd and the 12th

from the Sun—Equal to a king, good, sympathetic and

philanthropic.

16. Mridanga Yoga - — The lord of the navamsa occupied

by an exalted planet in a quadrant and himself exalted, in

his own sign or in a friendly house and the lord of the

Ascendant powerful—Healthy throughout life, attractive per¬

sonality, great influence among the people.

17. Koorma Yog a,— Benefics in the 5th, the 6th and the

7th in the Rasi and exalted and in friendly and own navamsa—

Royal enjoyments, charitable disposition, courageous, happy

and philosophical.

18. Khadga Yoga-— Lord of the 2nd in the 9th, and the

lord of the 9th in the 2nd and the lord of Ascendant in a

quadrant or a trine—Religiously inclined, courage, strong,

penetrating intelligence.

19. Lakshmi Yoga.- Lord of the 9th in a quadrant,

moolatrikona or in deep exaltation or lord of Lagna in

conjunction with the 9th lord—Extremely handsome appea¬

rance, noble qualities and virtues, possessed of high reputa¬

tion for honesty and honoured by aristocracy.

20. Kusuma Yoga— Venus in a fixed sign, in a quadrant,

a weak Moon in a trine and the Sun in the 10th house—

Extremely liberal, war-like and possessed of unsullied reputa¬

tion and good enjoyment.

Bad Yogas

21. Kemadruma Yoga.— No planets in the 2nd and the

12th houses from the Moon at birth—Misery and poverty

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throughout life and generally capable of neutralising all

beneficial yogas.

22. Rajjujfoga^— All planets in moveable signs—Resident

in foreign country, unjust.

23. Brihadbiia Kog g.—Rahu with Mars and Saturn in

the Ascendant or the lord of the Ascendant in the 8th with

Rahu and malefics—Testicles swelling and venereal com¬

plaints.


24. Daridra Yoga .— Lord of the Ascendant in the 12th

and vice versa —Loss of wealth, generally poor and mean

motives.

25. Asatiavadi Yota —If the lord of the house occupied

by the lord of the 2od is Saturn—Likes falsehood and indul¬

ges in fraudulent schemes.

Gnana Yoga

Gnana means knowledge which may mean for the acquisi¬

tion of power and wealth or the kind of knowledge which

makes a man “know thyself’* as Socrates says- In acquiring

knowledge there are two aspects to be considered. One is

scholarship, culture, literary power and imagination and the

other is spiritual knowledge and the realisation of Self.

Literary power and scholarship are obtained from the

position of Venus and Mercury and this is also controlled by

Jupiter.


When Jupiter is powerful, well aspected and occupies a

Vargottama (occupying the same sign in Rasi and Navamsa),

the person becomes a great lecturer and orator.

When Mercury is in a kendra, Venus in the 2nd, the

Moon or Jupiter in the 3rd, it makes the native a great astro¬

loger.


Mars strongly posited in the 2nd with Mercury and the

Moon or the Moon, Mars and Mercury in a quadrant makes

a person a great mathematician.

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Jupiter or Venus becoming lord of the 2nd and aspected



by Mars and the Sun in exaltation or moolatrikona, the

person becomes a great logician and psychologist-

Jupiter and the lord of the 2nd powerful and Jupiter in

conjunction with the Sun produces a man extraordinarily

well-versed in grammar and prosody.

A man becomes a versatile genius if Jupiter and Venus

are in quadrants and Mercury becomes the lord of the

navamsa occupied by the lord of the 2nd.

A person becomes a great philosopher when the lord of

the 2nd, Mercury, is in deep exaltation and Jupiter is in the

navamsa of Leo.

^hana m Yo^a ^—The Moon, Jupiter, lords of the 2nd, the

4th, the 9th and the 11th houses control wealth. The favour¬

able position of these planets in the Rasi or in the Navamsa

invariably leads to great wealth- The lords of the 2nd, the

4tb and the 9tb should be aspected by the Moon and be dis¬

posed friendly towards it. The lord of the 2nd with the lord

of the 9th occupying the 11th with the Moon and Jupiter will

make the person a millionaire.

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CHAPTER XX l



Planets in Different Bhavas or Houses

». V


• THE SUN: In the fi rst fiQUSC+r - Righteous-minded, healthy,

bilious, eye-disease, intelligence, good morals, political

success, stately appearance, humanitarian instincts, lazy in

work, fond of daring deeds, hot constitution, careless of

reputation, strong will, caprice, generosity, neglect of personal

credit or respect, good work, not combative or impetuous

and pioneering.

Second house .—Diseased face, ugly, losses from prosecu¬

tions good earnings, inclined to waste, bright speech, enquiring,

well-educated, scientific, stubborn and peevish temper, danger

in the 2Sth year, will stammer.

Third house. —- Courageous, liberal, adventurous, famous,

intelligent, wealthy, successful and restless.

Fourth house — Mental worry, meditative defective organs,

success in foreign cobntries, hatred of relations, keen-minded,

sensitive, good reputation, success after middle age, quarrels

without causes, weak constitution, introspective, unhappy,

philosophical, squanders paternal property.

Fifth house.— Intelligent, poor, few children, paternal

danger, corpulent, danqerjo f ather early , unhappy, disturbed

in mind, lover of fine arts, and tactful in decision.

Sixth house . —Defier of customs and castes, good adminis¬

trative ability, few cousins and few enemies, bold and

successful, war-like, licentious, wealthy, gains from enemies,

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clever in planning, terror to enemies, executive ability, colic

troubles.

Seventh house* — Late marriage and rather troubled, loose

morals and irreligious, hatred by the fair sex, fond of travel¬

ling, submissive to wife, wealth through female agency, fond

of foreign things, discontented, wife’s character questionable,

subservient to women and risk of dishonour and disgrace

through them*

Eighth house- — Long life, uncharitable, sickly constitution,

sudden gains, complaints in eyes, sores in the head, poor and

uneventful life, narrow and obscure.

Ninth house .— Well read in solar sciences, attracted by

sublime phenomena, charitable, godly, lucky and successful,

devoted, ordinary health, little patrimony, dutiful sons, a

man of action and thought, self-acquired property, many

lands, philosophical, glandular disease, lover of poetry and

music, successful agriculturist, learned in esoteric and occult

subjects, ambitious and enterprising*

Tenth house. Bold, courageous, well known, famous,

clever in acquiring wealth, superior knack, healthy, learned,

adventurous, educated, quick decision, fond of music, founder

of institutions, high position, dutiful sons, much personal

influence, successful military or political career.

Eleventh house. — Learned, wealthy, stately and persever¬

ing, success without much effort, famous, many enemies,

wealth through fair means, good reputation, profound insight,

capacity to befriend, many political enemies, man of

principles, great sagacity, great success and position.

Twelfth house .— Sinful, poor, fallen, thieving nature, un¬

successful, adulterous, neglected, long limbs, ceremonialminded

and lover of esoteric and occult knowledge, no

happiness from children.

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• THE MOON: In the Ascendant.— Fanciful and romantic,

moderate eater, an attractive appearance, inclioed to corpu¬

lence, windy temperament, much travelling, disease in private

organs and ears, capricious, licentious, sociable, easy going,

educated, warring, loved by the opposite sex, shy, modest,

stubborn, proud, fickle-minded and eccentric.

Second house. —Wealthy, handsome, attractive, generous,

highly iutciligent, breaks in education, charming, poetical,

great respect, sweet speech, persuasive, squint eyes and much

admired-


Third house .— Sickly, dyspeptic and later on piles, mild,

lean, disappointments, impious, many brothers, cruel, edu¬

cated, consumption, famous, sisters, intelligent, unscrupulous,

purposeless, miserly, fond of travelling and active-minded.

Fourth house.— Comfortable, fine taste, good perfumes

and dressT p"olite*and affable manners, high education, happy,

licentious, helped by all, wealthy and successful, good mother,

popular and death to mother early if in conjunction with

malefics.

Fifth house. —Subtle, handsome wife, shrewd, showy,

many daughters, intelligent, gains through quadrupeds, inter¬

rupted education, high political office.

Sixth house. —Submissive to the opposite sex, indoleot,

imperious, short-tempered, intelligent, lazy, slender body,

weak sexual connection, widow-hunter, poor, drunkard, refiocd,

tender, pilfering habits stomach troubles, many foes,

worried by cousins.

Seventh house. - Passionate, fond of women, handsome

wife, mother short-lived, narrow-minded, good family, pains

in the loins, social, successful, jealous and energetic in several

matters.

Ei ghth hous£, — Unhealthy, legacy, capricious, mother

short-lived, few children, bilious, slender bad sight, kidney

disease, unsteady, easy acquisitions.

Pltoett in Different Bhavas or Houses

115


Ninth House .— Popular, educated, intelligent, well read,

lover of fiction, builder of charitable institutions, wealthy,

active, inclined to travel, godly, good children, immoveable

property, religious, mystical, righteous, agricultural success,

devotional, successful and good reputation.

Tenth house .— Persuasive, passionate, charitable, shrewd,

adulterous, bold, tactful, ambitious, great position, active,

trustee of religious institutions, obliging to good people, many

friends, easy success, popular and able, wealthy, comfortable

and long life.

Eleventh house . —Many children, powerful, philanthropic,

polite, literary and artistic taste, helpful, influential, cultured,

charitable, many friends, great position, reputation, good

lands, easy success, liked and helped by the fair sex, gi*er of

donations, man of principles.

Twelfth finux *.—Obstructed deformed, narrow-minued,

cruel, unhappy, obscure, powerless, deceived, solitary, miser¬

able.


• MARS: In the first house *—Hot constitution, scars in the

body, pilfering habits, big navel, early danger to father,

reddish complexion, active, adventurous, powerful and lowminded.

Second hous e . —Quarrelsome, extravagant, harsh speech,

adulterous, short-tempered, wasteful, sharp-tongued, broken

education, satirical, large patrimony, bad-tempered, aggres¬

sive, unpopular and awkward.

Third hous e.— Pioneering, few brothers, sex-morals weak,

courageous, intelligent, reckless, adventurous, short-tempered,

unprincipled, easy morals, unpopular.

Fourth house . -Sickly mother, quarrels, unhappy home

life, danger to father, domestic quarrels and conveyances,

uncomfortable, coarse, brutal, tyrannical, vulgar.

Fifth /foliar -Unpopular, no issues, ambitious, intelligent,

persevering, unhappy, bold, unprincipled, decisive.

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Sixth /yawi*.— Successful, good lands, rich success over

enemies, intelligent, political success, powerful, worry from

near relations.

Seventh hou se.— Two wives or friction with wife, dropsy,

rash speculations, unsuccessful, intelligent, tactless, stubborn,

idiosyncratic, peevish, passionate, tension in marriediife.

Eighth hou se- —Short life, few children, danger to maternal

uncles, widower later, hater of relations, bad sight, extra¬

marital relations.

Nint h house.— Unkind, worldly, successful trader, loss

from agriculture, sickly father, naval merchant, dependent

life, self-seeking, acute, stubborn, impetuous, logical.

Tenth house. —Founder of institutions and towns, ener¬

getic; adventurous, wealthy, active, healthy, famous, selfmade

man, good agriculturist, good profits, clever, successful,

loved by relations, decisive.

Eleventh house . Learned, educated, wealthy, influential,

property, crafty, happy, commanding.

Twelfth house. — Unsuccessful, poor, rotten body, unpopu-*

lar, incendiary diseases, suffering, stumbling, active, fruitless,

liable to fraud and deception, dishonest, unseen, impediments,

deformed eyes.

• MERCURY: In the First house, — Cheerful, humorous,

well read, clever, many enemies, learned, fond of accult

studies and astronomy, witty, influential, intellectual, respected,

long-lived, love of literature and poetry.

Second hous e. — Learned in religious and philosophical

lore, sweet speech, good conversationalist, humorous, clever,

many children, determined, fine manners, captivating look,

self-acquisition, wealthy, careful, thrifty, clever in earning

money.


Third house .— -Daughter, happy mother, clever, cruel,

loved by fair sex, tactful, diplomatic, discretion, bold, sensible.

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117


Fourth house —Learned, agriculturist, good mother, un¬

happy, skilled io conjuring tricks, obliging, cultured, affec¬

tionate, popular, inclined to pursue literary activities^ •

Fifth hnuse .— Showy, learned, quarrelsome, dan ger to

mat ernal uncles, parents sickly, good administrative capacity,

fond of good furniture and dress, respect from moneyed men,

ministerial office, executive ability, speculative, scholar, vain,

d anger to father , combative.

Sixth house. - Respected, interrupted education, subordi¬

nate officer, executive capacity, quarrelsome, showy, dissimu¬

lation, losses in money, peevish, bigoted, troubles in the feet

and toes.

Seventh house. —Diplomatic, interesting literary ability

early in life and success through it, early marriage, wife hand¬

some, dutiful and short-tempered, breaks in education, learned

in astrology, astronomy and mathematics, success in trade,

successful, dashing, gay, skilful, religious, happy mother and

early death to her, cunning, adulterous, charitable, strong

body.

Eighth house .—Long life, landed estate, easy access to



anything desirecT grief through domestics, obliging, few

issues, many lands, famous, respected, ill-health-

Ninth house .— Highly educated, musician, many children,

obliging, licentious, philosophical, lover of literature, creative

mind, inquisitive, scientific-minded, popular, well known.

Tenth house — Determined, fortunate, enjoyments in life,

intelligent, bad sight, active, cheerful, charitable, able,

philanthropic.

Eleventh house.— Wealthy, happy, mathematical faculty,

good astroIogeF, many friends among famous men, many

lands, logical and scientific, success in trade.

Twelfth house. —Philosophical, intelligent, worried,

adulterous, obliging, capricious, wayward, narrow-minded.

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gifted, despondent, passionate, few children, lacking in

opportunities, danger to mother.

• JUPITER ; In the First house.— Magnetic personality,

good grammarian, majestic appearance, highly educated,

many children, learned, dexterous, long-lived, respected by

rulers, philologist, political success, sagacious, stout body,

able, influential, leader.

Second^ house- —Wealthy, intelligent, dignified, attractive,

happy, fluent speaker, aristocratic, tasteful, winning manners,

accumulated fortune, witty, good wife and family, eloquent,

humorous, and dexterous.

Third house .— Famous, many brothers, ancestors, devoted

to the family, miserly, obliging, polite, unscrupulous, good

agriculturist, thrifty, good success, energetic, bold, taste for

fine arts and literature, loved by relatives.

Fourth house. - Good conveyances, educated, happy,

intelligent, wealthy, founder of charitable institutions, com¬

fortable, good inheritance, good mother, well read, contented

life.


Fifth house. —Broad eyes, handsome, statesmanly ability,

gooH'Tnsigfit, high position, intelligent, skilful in trade,

obedient children, pure-hearted, a leader.

Sixth house.— Obscure, unlucky, troubled, many cousins

and grandsons, dyspeptic, much jocularity, witty, unsuccess¬

ful, intelligent, foeless.

Seventh house. —Educated, proud, good wife and gains

through her, diplomatic ability, speculative mind, very sensi¬

tive, success in agriculture, virtuous wife, pilgrimage to

distant places.

Eighth house . —Unhappy, earnings by undignified means,

obscure, long life, mean, degraded, thrown with widows,

colic pains, pretending to be charitable, dirty habits.

Ninth house. - Charitable, many children, devoted,

religious, merciful, pure, ceremonial-minded, humanitarian

Planets in Different Bbavas or Houses

119

principles, principled, conservative, generous, long-lived



father, benevolent, God-fearing, highly cultured, famous,

high position.

Tenth ho use .—Virtuous, learned, clever in acquisition of

weahETconveyances, children, determined, highly principled,

accumalated wealth, founder of institutions, good agricul¬

turist, non-violent, ambitious, scrupulous.

Eleventh house.— Lover of music, very wealthy, states¬

man ly ability, good deeds, accumulated funds, God-fearing,

charitable, somewhat dependent, influential, many friends,

philanthropic.

Twelfth house *— Sadistic, poor, few children, unsteady

character, unlucky, life lascivious, later life inclined to

asceticism, artistic taste, pious in after-life.

• VENUS: In the Ascendant .—Expert mathematician, very

fortunate, ambitious, bold, long life, pioneering, fond of wife,

strenuous, skilled in sexual science, successful, practical,

scents, flowers, women skilled in fine arts, pleasing, vivacious,

astrologer, much magnetic power, leader of people.

Second hous e .—Large family, happy, delicious drinks,

luxurious meals, handsome, large fair eyes, charming wife,

witty, brilliant, polite, educated, hating women, obliging,

rapid in mind, clever in speech, agreeable, creative author,

conservative, composer, economical, wealthy, logical, ableThird

house .—Lover of fine arts, prosperity to mother,

wealthy, miserly, obliging, well placed, travelling, original.

Fourth house.— Intelligent, happy, affectionate, learned,

affectionate mother, agriculturist, educated, scientific

methods, peaceful life, protector of cattle, endeared by

relations, fond of milk, famous, literary, successful, popular.

—Clever, intelligent, statesmanly ability, good

counsel, danger to mother, commander, educated, able,

sociable, kind-hearted, affable, good-natured, many daughters

and few sons, affable manners.

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fifth house -- Licentious, foeless, loose habits, anger, lowminded,

well informed, destruction to enemies, fond of other

women.


Seventh hous e- —Passionate, unhealthy habits, happy

marriage, sensual, inclined towards sex pleasure.

Eighth house .- Danger to mother, happy, given to bad

habits, short-lived, famous, celebrated, unexpected legacies,

trouble in mind, disappointment in love affairs, pious later in

life.


Ninth house. - Selfish, religious, respect for preceptors,

able, successful, commander, lover of fine arts, generous.

Tenth house^— Respect for divine people and parents,

carriage, broken education, successful as a lawyer, popular,

social, moderate eater.

Eleventh house. — Influential, learned, wealthy, good conve¬

yances, successful, many friends, much popularity.

Twelfth house, —Meeo-minded, fond of low women,

miserly, obscure, licentious, unprincipled, weak eyes, fond of

sexual pleasures, clever, liar, pretentious, unhappy love

affairs.

• SATURN : In the First house. - Foreign customs and

habits, perverted mind, bad thoughts, evil-natured, tyrannical,

unscrupulous, well-built thighs, strong-minded, cunning,

thrifty, unclean, passionate, aspiring, curious, deformed,

sickly, exploring, flatulence, licentious, addicted to low-class

women.

Second house .— More than one marriage, diseased face,



unpopular, broken education , weak sight, unsocial, harsh

speech, stammering, addicted to wine .

Third house. —Intelligent, wealthy, wicked, loss of

brothers, polite, adventurous, bold, eccentric, cruel, coura¬

geous, obliging, agriculturist.

Fourth house . —Daneer to mother if with the Moot, un¬

happy, sudden losses, colic pains, narrow-minded, crafty.

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121

estates encumbered, good thinker, success in foreign countries,



political disfavour, licentious, interrupted education.

f ifth house- — Narrow-minded. mediocre life, no children,

perverted views, tale-teller, government displeasure, troubled

life, clear-minded.

Sixth house - Obstinate, sickly, deaf, few children,

quarrelsome, sex diseases, clever, active, indebted.

* Sev enth house . - More than one wife, enterprising, sickly,

colic pains, deafness, diplomatic, stable marriage, ambitious,

political success, travelling, dissimulator, foreign honours,

deputation.

Fifthth house,— Seeking disappointments, big belly, few

issues, corpulent, inclined to drinking, friendship with women

of other castes, colic pains, defect in sight, seductive, clever,

well-informed, impious, daDger by poisons, asthma, consump¬

tion, etc., if with maletics, dishonest, ungrateful children,

cruel, long life.

Ninth house. — Legal success, founder of charitable insti¬

tutions, very miserly, thrifty in domestic life, scientific, irreli¬

gious, logical, ceremonial-minded, unfilial.

Tenth /louse-—Visits to sacred rivers and shrin s, great

worker, bilious, good farmer, sudden elevations anc depres¬

sions, residence in foreign countries uncertain, later on in life

an ascetic.

Eleventh house. — Learned, feared and respected, very

wealthy, much landed property, broken education, conve¬

yances, political success, influential, political respect.

Twelfth houses —Deformed, squint eyes, losses in trade,

learned in occult science, poor, spendthrift, many enemies,

dexterous, unpopular, attracted towards yoga in later life.

• RAHU : in the Ascendant. — Obliging, sympathetic,

abortion, courageous, sickly wife or husband.

S££Ql4 Pnnr and more than one wife if afflicted,

dark complexion, diseased face, peevish, luxurious dinners.

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Third house .—Few children, wealthy, bold, adventurous,

courageous, good gymnastic, many relations.

Fourth hou se -—Liaison with women of easy virtue, sub¬

ordinate, proficient in European languages.

Fifth house . —Childless, flatulent, tyrannical, polite,

narrow-minded and hard-hearted.

Sixth house .— Enjoyment, venereal complaints, no enemies,

many cousins.

Seventh house .— Wife suffering from menstrual disorders,

widow or divorcee connection, diabetes, luxurious food, un¬

happy.


Eighth house. — Vicious, degraded, quarrelsome, narrow¬

minded, immoral, adulterous.

Ninth house-— A puppet in the hands of the wife, impolite,

uncharitable, emaciated waist, loose morals.

Tenth house .— Intimacy with widows, taste in poetry and

literature, good artist, traveller, learned.

Eleventh house .— Wealthy, influential among lower castes,

many children, good agriculturist.

Twelfth house . —Deformed, few children, defective sight,

very many losses, saintly.

• KETU : In the Ascendant.— Emaciated figure, weak con¬

stitution, much perspiration, weak-hearted, slender, piles,

sexual indulgence , diplomatic.

Second house . —Bad speaker, quiet, quick in perception,

peevish, hard-hearted, thrifty and economical.

Third house. — Adventurous, strong, artistic, wealthy,

popular.

Fourth house.— Quarrelsome, licentious, weak, fear of

poisons.

Fifth hou se. —Liberal. loss of children, sinful, immoral if

afflict^—

Sixth ho use .—Fond of adultery, good conversationalist,

licentious, v?Sereal complaints, learned.

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123

Seventh house . —Passionate, sinful, connections with



widows, sickly wife.

Eighth house* —Senseless, obscure, dull, sanguine com¬

plexion, piles and similar troubles.

Ninth house * —Short-sighted, sinful, untruthful, thrifty,

many children, good wife.

Tenth House - —Fertile brain, happy, religious, pilgrimages

to sacred rivers and places, fond of scriptures.

Eleve n th house^ — Humorous, witty, licentious, intelligent,

wealthy.

Twelfth house .— Capricious, unsettled mind, foreign

residence, attracted to servile classes, much travelling, licen¬

tious, spiritual knowledge.

CHAPTER XXII

Planets in Different Rasis or Signs

• THE SUN: !n Aries. — Activ e, intelligent, fa nious^jraveller,

wealthy, warrior, variable fortune, ambitious, phlegmatic,

powerful, marked personality, impulsive, irritable, pioneering,

initiative "

Taurus. — Clever, reflective, attracted by perfumes and

dealer in them, hated by women, slow to action, musician,

self-confident, delicious drinks, happy meals, tactful.original,

sociable, intelligent, prominent nose

Gemini Learned, astronomer, scholarly, grammarian,

polite, wealthy, critical, assimilative, good conversationalist,

shy, reserved, lacking in originality.

Cancer .— Somewhat harsh, indolent, wealthy, unhappy,

constipation, sickly, travelling, independent, expert astrologer.

Leo. — Stubborn, fixed views, strong, cruel, independent,

organising capacity and talents for propaganda, humanitarian,

frequenting solitary places, generous, famous.

Virgo. — Linguist, poet, mathematician, taste for literature,

well read, scholarly, artistic, good memory, reasoning faculty,

effeminate body, frank, lucid comprehension, learned in

religious lore, reserved, wanting adulation.

Libra . —Manufacture of liquors, popular, tactless, base,

drunkard, loose morals, arrogant, wicked, frank, submissive,

pompous.

Scorpio. —Adventurous, bold, fearing thieves and robbers.

Planets in Different Rasis or Signs

125


reckless, cruel, stubborn, unprincipled, impulsive, idiotic,

indolent, surgical skill, dexterous, military ability.

Sagittarius. —Short-tempered, spoils, reliable, rich, obsti¬

nate, respected by all, happy, popular, religious, wealthy,

musician.

Capricorn .—Mean-minded, stubborn, ignorant, miserly,

pushful, unhappy, boring, active, meddlesome, obliging,

humorous, witty, affable, prudent, firm.

Aquarius —Poor, unhappy, stubborn, unlucky, unsuccess¬

ful, medium height, rare faculties, self-esteem.

Pisces . —Pearl merchant, peaceful, wealthy, uneventful,

religious, prodigal, loved by women.

• THE MOON : In Aries .—Round eyes, impulsive, fond of

travel, irritable, fond of women, vegetable diet, quick to

decide and act. haughty, inflexible, sores in the head,

dexterous, tickle-minded, war-like, enterprising, good position,

self-respect, valiant, ambitious, liable to hydrophobia if the

Moon is afflicted, large thighs, popular, restless, idiosyncratic,

versatile.

Taurus r. —Liberal, powerful, happy, ability to command,

inteTfigeoT, handsome, influential, fond of fair sex, happy in

middle life a nd old age , great strides in life, beautiful gait,

large thighs and hips, phlegmatic afflictions, rich patience,

respected, love-intrigues, inconsistent, wavering mind, sound

judgement, voracious eater and reader, lucky, popular,

influenced by women, passionate, indolent.

Gemini . —Well read, creative, fond of women, learned in

scriptures, able, persuasive, curly hair, powerful speaker,

clever, witty, dexterous, fond of music, elevated nose, thought

reader, subtle, long life.

Cancer ♦—Wise, powerful, charming, influenced by women,

wealthy, kind, good, a bit stout, sensitive; impetuous, un¬

profitable voyages, meditative, much immovable property.

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scientist, middle stature, prudent, frugal, piercing, con¬

ventional.

Leo. — Bold, irritable, large cheeks, blonde, broad face,

brown eyes, repugnant to women, likes meat, frequenting

forests and hills, colic troubles, inclined to be unhappy,

haughty, mental anxiety, liberal, generous, deformed body,

steady, aristocratic, settled views, proud, ambitious.

Virgo. — Lovely complxcion, almond eyes, modest, sunken

shoulders and arms, charming, attractive, principled, affluent,

comfortable, soft body, sweet speech, honest; truthful,

modest, virtuous, intelligent, phlegmatic, fond of women,

acute insight, conceited in self-estimation, pensive, conver¬

sationalist, many daughters, loquacious, astrologer and

clairvoyant or attracted towards them, skilled in arts like

music and dancing, few sons.

Libra.— Reverence and respect for learned and holy people,

saints and gods; tall, raised nose, thin, deformed limbs,

sickly constitution, rejected by kinsmen, intelligent, principled,

wealthy, business-like, obliging, love for arts, far-seeing,

idealistic, clever, mutable, amicable, losses through women,

loves women, just, not ambitious, aspiring.

Scorpio .— Broad eyes, wide chest, round shanks and

thighs, isolation from parents or preceptors, brown com¬

plexion, straight-forward, frank, open-minded, cruel,

simulator, malicious, sterility, agitated, unhappy, wealthy,

impetuous, obstinate.

Sagittarius Face broad, teeth large, skilled in fine arts,

indistinct shoulders, disfigured nails and arms, deep and

inventive intellect, yielding to praise, good speech, upright,

help from wife and women, happy marriage, many children,

good inheritance, benefactor, patron of arts and literature,

ceremonial-minded, showy, unexpected gifts, author, reflective

mentality, inflexible to threats.

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Capricorn .— Ever attached to wife and children, virtuous,

good eyes, slender waist, quick in perception, clever, active,

crafty, somewhat selfish, sagacious, strategic, liberal, merci¬

less, unscrupulous, inconsistent, low morals, niggardly and

mean.

Aquarius. —Fair-looking, well-formed body, tall, large



teeth, belly low, youngish, sensual, sudden elevations and

depressions, pure-minded, artistic, intuitional, diplomatic,

lonely, peevish, artistic taste, energetic, emotional, esoteric,

mystical, grateful, healing power.

Pisces.— Fixed, dealer in pearls and fond of wife and

children, perfect build, long nose, bright body, annihilating

enemies, subservient to opposite sex, handsome, learned,

steady, simple, good reputation, loose morals, adventurous,

many children, spiritually inclined later in life.

• MARS : In Aries. —Organising capacity, commanding,

rich, social, scars in the body, sensual, dark, mathematician,

active, powerful, inspiring, pioneering, able, statesmanly.

frank, generous, careful not economical in domestic dealings,

vague imaginations, combative tendencies, hard-hearted.

Taurus —Influenced by women, timid, rough body,

stubborn, sensual, liking for magic and sports, somewhat

unprincipled, selfish, tyrannical, not soft-hearted, rash,

emotional, animal instinct strong sensitive.

Gemini . —Loving family and children, taste in refinement,

scientific, middle stature, well built, learned, ambitious,

quick, rash, ingenious, skilled in music* fearless, tactless,

peevish, unhappy, subservient. diplomate. humiliating,

detective.

Cancer .— Intelligent. wealthy, rich travels and voyages,

wicked, perverted, love of agriculture, medical and surgical

proficiency, fickle-minded, defective sight, bold, dashing,

headlong, speculative unkind, egoistic.

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i :*

/.co. —Tendency to occultism, astrology astronomy an d



mathematics, love for parents, regard and respect for ciders and

preceptors, independent thinking, peevish, liberal, victorious,

stomach troubles, worried by mental complaints, generous,

noble, author early in life, successful, combative, restl. ns.

MJrgo •— 1 m it able, explosive, trouble in digestive organs,

no marital harmony, general love for the fair sex, revengeful,

self-confident, conceited, affable, boastful, materialistic,

ceremonial-minded, positive, indiscriminative. pretentious,

deceptive, scientific enterprises.

Libra .— Tall, body symmetrically built, complexion fair

and~swarthy, ambitiou*. self-confident, perceptive faculties,

materialistic, love for family, self-earned wealth, affable, war¬

like, foresight, business-like, deceived by women, sanguine

temperament, kind, gentle, fond of adulation, easily ruffled,

boastful. *

Scorpio. -Middle stature, clever, diplomatic, positive

tendency, indulgent, tenacious memory, malicious, aggressive,

proud, haughty, great strides in life.

Sagittarius. — Gentlemanly, many foes, famous minister,

statesman, open, frank, pleasure loving, few children, liable

to extremes, conservative, indifferent, exacting, impatient;

severe, quarrelsome, litigation troubles, good citizen.

Capricorn. Rich, high political position, many sons,

brave, generous, love for children, middle stature, industrious.

indefatigable, successful, penetrating, bold, tactful, respected,

generous, gallant, influential.

Aquarius. —Unhappy, miserable, poor, not truthful, in¬

dependent, unwise, wandering, impulsive, controversial,

combative, well-versed in dialects, free, quick in .forgiving

and forgetting, conventional, danger on water, morose,

meditative.

Pisces Fair complexion, troubles in love affairs, few

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children, passionate, restless, antagonistic, exacting, uncer¬

tainty of feeling, faithful, unclean, colic, indolent, wilful.

•MERCURY: In Aries.— Evil-minded, middle stature,

obstinate, clever, social, great endurance, materialistic ten¬

dencies. unscrupulous, wavering mind, antagonistic, fond of

speculation, impulsive, greedy, dangerous connections,

deceitful, swerving from rectitude.

Taurus. — High position, well built, clever, logical, mental

harmony, many children, liberal, persevering, opinionative,

wealthy, practicable, friends among women of eminence,

inclination to sensual pleasures, well read, showy.

Gemini , Inclination to physical labour, boastful, sweet

speech, tall, active, cultured, tactful, dexterous to mothers,

indolent, inventive, taste in literature, arts and sciences, win¬

ning manners, liable to throat and bronchial troubles, musiciftn,

mirthful, studious.

Cancer . —Witty, likes music, disliked by relations, low

stature, speculative, diplomatic, discreet, flexible, restless,

sensual though religious, liable to consumption, strong

parental love, dislike for chastity.

Leo.— Few children, wanderer, idiotic, proud, indolent,

not fond of women, boastful, orator, good memory, two

mothers, poor, early marriage, independent in thinking,

impulsive, positive will, remunerative profession, likes travel¬

ling.

Virgo. — Learned, virtuous, liberal, fearless, ingenious,



handsome, irritable, refined, subtle, intuitive, sociable, no

self-control, morbid imaginations, dyspept»c. difficulties,

eloquent, author, priest, astronomer.

Libia .— Fair complexion, sanguine dispusition, inclination

to excesses, perceptive faculties, material tendencies, frugal,

agreeable, courteous, philosophical, faithful, ceremonialminded,

sociable, discreet.

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JScorpio. — Short, curly ha ir, incentive to ind ulgence,

liable to disease of the generative organ, general debility,

crafty, malicious, selfis h, subtle, indiscreet, bold, reckless.*

Sagittarius . — Taste in sciences, respected by polished

society, tall, well built, learned, rash, superstitious, vigorous,

executive, diplomatic, cunning, just, capable.

Capricorn ,— Scl fl ess, business tendencies, economical,

debtor, inconsistent, low stature, cunning, inventive, active,

restless, suspicious, drudging.

Aquarius .— Middle stature, licentious, proud, quarrelsome

frank, sociable, rapid strides in life, famous, scholar,

cowardly, weak constitution.

Pisces. —k dependent, serves others, dexterous, peevish,

indolent, petty-minded, respect for gods, and Brahmins.

• JUPITER : In Aries.— Love of grandeur, powerful, wealthy,

prudent, many children, courteous, generous, firm, sympa¬

thetic, happy marriage, patient nature, harmonious, refined,

high position.

Taurus. —Stately, elegant, self-importance, liberal, dutiful

sons, just, sympathetic, well read, creative ability, despotic,

healthy, happy marriage, liked by all, inclination to selfgratification.

Gemini.— Prato rial ability, tall, well-built, benevolent,

pure-hearted, scholarly, sagicious, diplomatic, linguist or

poet, elegant, incentive.

Cancer. —Well read, dignified, wealthy, comfortable

intelligent, swarthy complexion, inclined to social gossip,

mathematician, faithful.

Leo.— Commanding apperance, tall, great, easily offended,

ambitious, active., happy-, intelligent, wise, prudent,, generous

broad minded, literary, harmonious surroundings, likes hills

and dales.

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Virjzo-. —Middle stature, ambitious, selfish, stoical, resig¬

nation, affectionate, fortunate, stingy, lovable, a beautiful

wife, great endurance, learned. 0

Libra• —Handsome, free, open-minded, hasty, attractive,

just, courteous, strong, able, exhaustion from over-activity,

religious, competent, unassuming, pleasing.

Scorpio .— Tall, somewhat stooping, elegan:^ manners,

serious, exacting, well built, superior airs, selfish, imprudent,

weak constitution, sub-servient to women, passionate, con¬

ventional, proud, zealous, ceremonious, unhappy life.

Sagittarius- — Pretty ioheritaner, wealthy, influential,

handsome, noble, trustworthy, charitable, good executive

ability, weak constitution, artistic qualities, poetic, openminded,

good conversationalist.

Capricorn. — Tactless, good intention, disgraceful beha¬

viour, generous, unhappy, irritable, inconsistent, avaricious,

unmanly, jealous.

Aquarius.— Learned , not rich, controversial figure, philo¬

sophical, popular, compassionate, sympathetic, amiable,

prudent, humanitarian. melancholic, meditative, "dreamy ,

den taj^ troubles . — — ~~

Pisces -— Good inheritance, stout, medium height, two

marriages if with malefics, enterprising, political’diplomacy,

high position.

• VENUS : In Aries.— Extravagant, active, mutable, artistic,

dreamy, idealist, proficient in fine arts, licentious, sorrowful,

fickle-minded, prudent, unhappy, irreligious, easy going, loss

of wealth due to loose life. #

Taurus .— Well built, handsome, pleasing countenance,

independent, sensual, love of nature, fond of pleasure, elegant,

UsteJn^daucing^ndjnusic^ voluptuous.

Gemini. — Rich, geotle, kind, generous, eloquent, proud,

respected, gullible, love of fine arts, learned, intelligent, good

logician, just, dual marriage, tendencies towards materialism.

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Cancer . — Melancholy, emotional, timid, more than one

wife, haughty, sorrowful, light character, inconsistent, un¬

happy, many children, sensitive, learned.

Leo. —Money through women, pretty wife, wayward,

conceited, passionate, fair complexion, emotional, zealous,

licentious, attracted by the fair sex, premature in conclusions,

superior airs, unvanquished by enemies.

Virgo. —Petty-minded, licentious, unscrupulous, unhappy,

illicit love, agile, loquacious, rich, learned.

L/ftra, —Statesman. poet, intelligent, generous, philo¬

sophical, handsome, matrimonial felicity, successful marriage,

passoinate, proud, respected, intuitive, sensual, wide travels.

Scorpio . — Broad features, quarrelsome, medium statured,

independent, artistic, unjust, proud, disappointed in love,

haughty, not rich.

Sagittarius —Medium height, powerful,-wealthy, respected,

impertinent, generous, frank, happy domestic life, high

position, philosophical.

Capricorn .—Fond of low class women, imprudent, ambi¬

tious, unprincipled, licentious, boastful, subtle, learned, weak

body.

Aquarius . —Liked by all, middle stature, handsome, affable,



persuasive, witty, timid, chaste, calm, helpful and humani¬

tarian.


Pisces. —Witty, tactful, learned, popular, just, ingenious,

caricaturist, modest, refined, powerful, exalted, respected,

pleasure-seeking.

• Aries- - Idiotic, wanderer, insincere,

peevish, resentful, cruel, fraudulent, immoral, boastful,

quarrelsome, gloomy, mischievous, perverse, misunderstand¬

ing nature.

Taurus .—Dark complexion, deceitful, successful/powerful,

unorthodox, clever, likes solitude, voracious eater, persuasive.

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cool, contagious diseases, many wives, self-restraint, worried



nature.

Gemini —Wandering nature, miserable, untidy, original,

tbin, subtle, ingenious, strategic, few children, taste for

chemical and mechanical sciences, narrow-minded, specu¬

lative, logical, desperado.

Cancer. —Poor, weak teeth, pleasure-seeking, few sons,

cheeks full, slow, dull, cunning, rich, selfish, deceitful,

malicious, stubborn, devoid of motherly care.

4.ea.—Middle stature, severe, obstinate, few sons, stub¬

born, unfortunate, conflicting, hard worker, good writer,

evil-minded.

Vireo , —Dark complexion, malicious, poor, quarrelsome,

erratic, narrow-minded, rude, conservative, taste for public

life, weak health.

Libra . —Famous, founder of institutions and the like, rich,

tall, fair, self-conceited, handsome, tactful, powerful, respec¬

ted, sound judgment, antagonistic, independent, proud,

prominent, charitable, sub-servient to females.

Scorpio .— Rash, indifferent, hard-hearted, adventurous,

petty,self-conceited, reserved, unscrupulous, violent, unhappy,

danger from poisons, fire and weapons, wasteful, unhealthy.

Sagittarius — Pushful, artful, cunning, famous, peaceful,

faithful, pretentious, apparently generous, troubles with wife,

courteous, dutiful children, generally happy.

Capricorn —Intelligent, harmony and felicity in domestic

.life, selfish, covetous, peevish, intellectual, learned, suspicious,

reflective, revengeful, prudent, melancholy, inheritance from

wife’s parties.

Aquarius . —Practical, able, diplomatic, ingenious, a bit

conceited, prudent, happy, reflective, intellectual, philosophi¬

cal, vanquished by enemies.

JPisces- — Cleuer, pushful, gifted, polite, happy, good, wife

trustworthy, scheming, wealthy, helpful.

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Rahu and Ketu are aprakasha grab as or lustreless planets

and they give the results of the lords of the house they

occupy.


In the above description of the characteristics of the per¬

sons born when the different planets are in different signs,

the qualities ascribed hold good only when a particular planet

is not either glorified or afflicted. Results must be duly modi¬

fied or qualified according to the affliction or otherwise of the

planets concerned.

CHAPTER XXIII

Characteristics of the Signs and Planets

The following information will be of much use in Horary

Astrology, when it is a question of ascertaining the nature of

the lost goods or articles, their location, how, when, where

and by whom such things were stolen or robbed, the person

involved in the crime and so on. It will also assist one to

obtain a clear insight into the study of Mundane and Medical

Astrology.

SIGNS: Aries governs —Lands frequented by sheep and

goats, jungles, caves, mountains, forests, cattlesbeds, mines

and places worked up by internal fires, head of Kalapurusha

(Zodiacal Man or Time Personified).

Taurus . — Neck of the Kalapurusha, pastoral and cultivated

fields, projecting rocks, lively tracts, wilderness, mountains,

lands frequented by cattle and jungles abounding in elephants.

Gemini . —Musical and entertainment halls, brothels, dens

frequented by fair girls and debauchees, shoulders of Kala¬

purusha. carpenters, parks, gambling houses, cinemas,

theatres, countries, noted for special manufactures and tracts

where vice is largely found, libraries, granaries, store-houses,

aeroplanes.

Cancer . Chest of Kalapurusha, watery places, tanks,

rivers, pearls, lands, and fields of wet cultivation, canals,

reservoirs, marshes, holy places, picturesque localities and

sandy places.

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Leo ■ —Heart of Kalapurusha, inaccessible peaks and rocks,

jungles and thick forests frequented by ferocious beasts, deep

forests, forts, palaces, extensions, fortifications, smelters,

government institutions, caves and mountains, chemical

laboratories, explosives, manufacturing places, hunting places,

glass factories and localities infected with beasts and birds of

prey.

Virgo- —Stomach of Kalapurusha , arts, sciences, literature,



meadows, grassy plains, banks, exchange places, large manu¬

facturing cities, secret organisations, industries, brothels,

oceanic surface, nurseries and gambling rendezvous.

Libra Racing and gambling centres, abdomen, navel of

Kalapurusha , roads, commercial places, betting places, streets,

exchanges, byeways, thoroughfares, forests, planes.

Scorpio .— Sexual organ of Kalapurusha , natural crevices,

dark retreats, caves, openings in the earth, dens, kitchens,

vaults, vineyards, underground cells or constructions,

strategic fortifications, molehills, places abounded by serpents,

vermin and reptiles, wilderness containing anthills, orchards,

stagnant pools.

Sa gittariu s.— Camping grounds, military retreats, chariots,

armouries, cavalry, stables, army barracks, battlefields,

infantry, battery lines, magazines, places of offence and

defence, ammunition depots, war implements, racing grounds,

sacrificial places, military stores.

C ^qpr{cq (i f } .•• Rivers, forests, lakes, caves, churchyards,

temple precincts, tombs, sepulchres, arsenals, jungles, marshy

places, waters abounding in whales and crocodiles.

Aqua riu s. — Marshy places, inferior grains, rendezvous of

debauchees, prostitutes and vulgar folk, toddy shops, intoxi¬

cating drinks, gambling dens, mines, aeronautic machinery,

drunkard localities, infamous houses, vineyards, caves.

Pisces. — Feet of Kalapurusha , holy shrines, altars, sacred

places and rivers, tanks, all oceans, hermitages, fountains.

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sacred pagodas, localities frequented by mahatmas , pumps,

cisterns, fish ponds and excessive watery tracts.

PLANETS : The Sun represents Soul, father, personal

magnetism, patrimony, self-reliance, psychic development,

political power, Satwa guna , Godliness, nobility* fires, windy

and bilious temperaments, pomp, despotism, positions of

authority, temples and places of worship, Greeshma Ruthu ,

hot and pungent tastes, goldsmiths, money-lenders, chemists,

druggists, sacrificial places, coronation chambers, courage,

bones, doctoring capacity.

The Moon. — Mind* mother, clothes, water, women, culti¬

vation, seamen, travelling agents, navigators, pearls, milk,

gems, vegetation, politeness, manners, juicy articles, spirit

mediums, white umbrellas* fishermen, jollity, salt, watery

places, bath-rooms, springs, mental happiness, blood, Sa twa

guna, stubbornness, strength of mir.d, the psycho-physiological

consciousness, moral and religious acts, vision, water

journeys, feminine tendencies, human fancies, romances,

popularity and human responsibilities.

Mars.— Brothers, sisters, bile, heir-apparents, endurance,

physical strength, Thamasa guna (mild-nature), mental power,

poisonous gases, fires, firemen, warriors, stifes, scars and

wounds, human impetuosity, earthquakes, military operations,

weapons of offence and defence, extravagance, treasures,

catastrophes, caprice, litigation, red woollen shawls, blood,

deserts, mountains, forests, fortifications, cannon, sulphur,

courage, southern directions, zeal and enthusiasm, prowess,

manliness, chemists, druggists, gold, copper, surgeons,

sapphire, corals, beasts, burning gases, dentists, 'fire places,

brokers, burnt clothes, engineers, butchers, engines, cookrooms,

iron and steel, chemical laboratories.

Mercury.— Mercantile activity, trade and trading associa¬

tion. wisdom, intelligence, cunning, dexterity, journalists,

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hawkers, accountants, mathematicians, orators, public

speakers, shrewdness, ambassadors, booksellers, publishers,

brokers, sexual intercourses and enjoyments, putrificd and

rotteo things, commerce, aerial and land journeys, imports

and exports, industries, poets, architecture, weaving, vegeta¬

tion, beauty, elegance, inferior or base metals, wit, humour,

green colour, northern direction, psychological development,

refined taste, Rajasa guna, betel leaves, nuts and limestone.

Ju£iter. — Vedas, Vedanta, preceptor, _fai|h, devotion,

honours, legal affairs, diplomacy, religiousness, guardianships,

truthfulness, proficiency in arts and sciences, power of dis¬

cussion, religious institutions, morality, shrines, temples,

progeny, fairness, Satwa guna, ministers, lawyers, philosophi¬

cal wisdom, asceticism, baokers, philanthropists, silver,

ordinary clothes, merchants, mental calibre, corpulence, manli¬

ness, restaurants and hotels, north-eastern direction,

devotion, faith, charity, respect astrology and reputation.

Venus;— Poetical, faculty, attachments, wife, children,

love affairs, singers, musicians, sexual pleasures, dress, fine

arts, family bliss, actors, artists, botanists, feminine grace,

venereal complaints, lustre in the eyes, scandals, adulation,

indolence, sycophancy, sexual intercourse, toilets, marriage,

pearls, meats aod intoxicating drinks, authorship, rains, bed¬

rooms, dens of prostitutes, harems, dancing, passions, environ¬

ments, south-eastern direction, lakes, foresight, variegated

colours, learniog, amiability, kindness, perseverance and

vitality.

Saturn. — Stubbornness, impetuosity, servitude, idiosyn¬

crasies, impediments, despondency, defects, imprisonment,

obstructions, demoralisation, bondage, servants, windy

diseases, evil purposes, sorrows, injuries, risks, mean acts,

jails, thieves, miners, brick layers, base-tricks, negro es,

drunkenness, gambling, oils, seeds, pots, woollen fabrics,

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architectural skill, iron, lead, inferior orders, cereals, western

direction, atmosphere, conservatives, whirl-winds and storms,

7 hom o guna, hair, teeth, houses, sinners, spoils and jow

people. ~~

Rahur— Serpents, diseases, scan, courage, adventures,

Christians and Mohammedans, execution, venomous reptiles,

stones, mud, travellers, inventors, lecturers, widowhood,

litigation, duplicity, ant-hills, goldsmiths, aviators, pumps,

cracks, crevices, astrologers, scientists, thieves, sepulchres,

mole-hills, hunters, archers, buttock, spies, sediments of

liquor, fevers, portentous evils, radio, aerial navigation,

.psychologists, metaphysical students, south-western direction,

men of infamous characters, inflammable gases, renunciation,

epidemics, violence and corruption, sudden accidents, political

plots and exiles.

ATetu.— Religion, astrology, moksha or final emancipation,

intrigues’, spiritual initiation, religious resignation, sectarian

principles, artistic taste, literary geniuses, pride, dissimulation,

mendicancy, bankruptcy, miserliness, ascetics, quarrels,

deception, biliousness, philosophers, selfishness, occultists,

skulls, religious show, assassinations, friends, charms, amulets,

vicious tendencies, secret intrigues and association, backbiting.

CHAPTER XXIV

Results of Dasas and Bhuktis

(Periods and Sub-periods)

We have already learnt the method of finding the ruling

period (Vimshottari Dasa), its balance at the time of birth,

and how it is succeeded by subsequent dasas in a particular

order ( vide Chapter XII). Dasas are major periods in which

the indications of the planets are realised.

Say, for instance when a man will have marriage, or

issues or promotion in his position, has to be determined. For

marriage, the 7th house is examined and then the most bene¬

ficial planet which assures all marital happiness found out.

To determine the probable period of marriage, we must find

out when that particular planet assumes control over this

event in preference to others so that the time of realisation

may be ascertained.

A number of combinations are given below which give the

probable results a particular planet will produce during its

Dasa. The student must be careful in applying these prin¬

ciples to practical horoscopes. He must bear in mind that they

should not be applied verbatim . The results vary according

to the strength and weakness of the Dasa (main period) lord,

the Bhukti (sub-period) lord and the Antara (sub-sub-period)

lord.


In predicting the events* in a Dasa, a Bhukti or a still

minor period Antara, the general results due to the planet

should be carefully weighed and incongruous results, when-

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141

ever they occur, should be avoided. It is difficult to lay down



any particular rules which will apply in all cases. Therefore,

we give some of the important rules by way of example. The

reader may draw similar canclusions, having all the time

regard to the strength and propensity of the planet. The

result should be consistent with the person for whom it is

intended, under the condition of life in which he is brought

up as well as the physical possibility at the time. For instance

political success may be predicted in the Dasa of the Sun, if

he is in Aries in the 10th house. This political success will be

at its maximum provided the Sun is not aspected by malefics

and his position is equally strong in the Navamsa. If he is

aspected by Saturn who may be in Aquarius, then in spite of

the Sun being in Aries, complete political success cannot be

and ought not to be predicted.

The lord of the Dasa has a quality of his own stamped

upon him. This will again be modified by the nature of the

house, the nature of the sign, the nature of the aspecting

bodies, the nature of the lord of the constellation the Dasa

lord is in, the favourable and unfavourable situation of the

lord of Dasa in the Navamsa and various other factors.

In general we may say :

1. The Dasa period of Saturn, if it happens to be the 4th

Dasa, will be unfavourable.

2. The Dasa period of Jupiter will be unfavourable if it

happens to be the 6th Dasa.

If Saturn and Jupiter are strong and favourably disposed,

the evil effects get considerably modified.

3. The Dasa period of the lords of the 6th and the 8th

produce harmful results unless they acquire beneficence

otherwise

4. The Dasa periods of planets in Bhava sandhis (junc¬

tional points) will be unable to produce their full results.

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5. la the course of a Dasa, a planet produces such results

as it indicates by virtue of ownership, association, location

and aspect. For instance, favourable position of the lord of

the 2nd will give good income and wealth during his Dasa.

6. The Dasa results stand to be modified by the effect of

Gochara or transiting planets.

7. When Lagna (Ascendant) is powerful, during the Dasa

of lord of Lagna, favourable results can be expected to occur

—such as rise in profession, good health and general pros¬

perity.


8. Lord of the 2nd in his Dasa gives wealth.

9. Lord of the 3rd during his Dasa gives new friends,

help to brothers, leadership, and physical pain (if afflicted).

10. If the lord is well placed as already explained above,

he will do good regarding the house or bouses with which he

may have anything to do either by way of ownership or aspect

or location during his period, while if the lord is weak and illplaced,

he will inflict misery.

11. The periods of lords of the 5th and the 9th are said

to be good, so much so that the periods of planets, which are

joined or otherwise related with them, are also supposed to

give rise to good.

12. The general effect of the Dasa (major period) get

modified by the planet that rules the particular Bhukti (sub¬

period). In such a case, however, the influences of both the

planets are to be compounded and the relation between them

taken into account

13. During the Dasa period of a malefic planet wheo

the sub-period of a planet ruling the 3rd, the 5tb or the 7th

star (reckoned from the natal star) is in progress, the subject

will have a period of trial and tribulation.

14. Unfavourable results will be realised when the sublord

and the major lord are situated in the 6th and the 8th or

the 12th and the 2nd from each other respectively.

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15. The sub-period of the lord of the 5th in the major

period of the lord of the 9th or vice versa is supposed to

produce good effects.

These are all general principles and they should not be

applied verbatim No Dasa can prove exclusively beneOcial

or exclusively harmful. For a fuller appreciation sec How ta

Judge a Horoscope . I give below general results produced

during the Dasas and Bhuktis.of different planets-

The Sun’s Dasa—6 years

The Dasa of the Sun in Aries in deep exaltation.— Sudden

gains in cattle and wealth, much travelling in eastern

countries, residence in foreign countries, quarrels among

friends and relations, pleasure trips and picnic parties and

company of beautiful women. Moolatrikona Birth of

children, much respect from high personages, gains in cattle

and money, acquisition of power and political success..

Taurus .— Increase in landed properties, fame among relations

and friends, cultivation of love and reverence for holy people

and saints. Gemini. — Much wealth, education, inclination

to interest oneself in music and such other fine arts, and

generally happy and cheerful. Cancer . —Political success,

always gay and happy, travelling in foreign countries and

increase inlands, bouses and wealth. Lea.— Respect from

kings and noble personages, righteous conduct, birth of

children and respect among children. Virgo .—'Suffering off

and on from physical complaints, loss of cattle, wealth and

house and misunderstandings with close relatives and friends.

Libra. — Reduced to poverty, troubled by enemies, failure in

undertakings, death of b r ot h ers and friends and miserable

and.^*mplicai£ r d life. Scorpio. —Starting new schemes and

enterprises, realisation of many ambitious things, travelling

in hilly tracts and countries. Sagittarius .—Happiness, success

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in undertakings, good health, destruction of enemies, satis¬

faction in every way. Capricorn .— A wandering life, loss of

patrimony, self-respect and good name, misunderstanding

among his own people. Aquarius .- Mental worries, loss or

illness to wife, loss of property and wealth. Pisces. — Gains

in wealth, auspicious celebrations, respect among relations,

increase in family members and smooth sailing in every way.

Sthanabala (Positional Strength ).— Gains from cultivation

lands, conveyances, general happiness, good reputation and

meritorious work, and pilgrimages to holy shrines. Digbala

(Directional Strength) .—Respect from many directions, happi¬

ness, power and pecuniary success. Kalabala (Temporal

Strength ).— Respect among rulers, success in lands and culti¬

vation. Naisargikabaia (Natural Strength ) Unsolicited

pleasures and enjoyment of articles of comfort, pleasure trips

and excursions and much respect. Chestabala (Motional

S(rencth ).— Birth of children, felicity and harmony hi married

life, financial gains and success in speculation.

Bhaktis or Sub-periods in Su p’s p .asa

The Sun's sub-period— 3 months, 18 days.

Unpleasantness with relatives and superiors, anxieties,

headache, pain in the ear, some tendency to urinary or kidney

troubles, sickness, fear from rulers and enemies, fear of death,

loss of money, danger to father if the Sun is afflicted, stomach¬

ache and travels, gains through religious people, mental

sufferings, a wandering life in a foreign country.

The Moon's sub-period—b months.

Winning favour from superiors, increase in business, fresh

enterprises, troubles through women, eye troubles, many

relatives and friends, indulgence in idle pastimes, jaundice

and kindred ailments, new clothes and ornaments, will be

happy, healthy, good meals, respect among relatives.

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Mars' sub-period—4 months, 6 days.

Rheumatic and similar troubles, quarrels, danger of

enteric fever, dysentery, troubles to relatives, loss of money

by thefts or wasteful expenses, failures, acquisition of wealth

in the form of gold and gems, royal favour leading to pros¬

perity, contraction and transmission of bilious and other

diseases, mental worries, danger from fire, ill-health, loss of

reputation, sorrow.

Rahu's sub-period -10 months, 24 days.

Many troubles, changes according to the position of Rahu,

family disputes, journeys, pang of death, trouble from

relatives and enemies, loss of peace or mental misery, loss of

money, sorrows, unsuccessful in all attempts, fear of thieves

and reptiles, scandals.

Jupiter's sub-period—9 months, 18 days.

Benefits from friends and acquaintances, increase in edu¬

cation, employment in high circles, association with people of

high rank, success through obstacles, birth of a child, wealth

got through sons (if there is a son), honour to religious people,

virtuous acts, good traditional observances, good society and

conversations, reputation, gains and court-honours.

Saturn's sub-period— 11 months, 12 days.

Constant sickness to family members, new enemies,* some

loss of property, bodily ailments, much unhappiness, dis¬

placement from home accidents, quarrels with relatives, loss

of money, disease, lacking in energy, ignoble calls, mental

worries, loans, danger from thieves and rulers.

Mercury's sub-period— 10 months, 6 days.

Gain in money, good reputation, acquisition of new

clothes and ornaments, new education, trouble through

relatives, mental distress, depression of spirits, waste of

money and nervous weakness, no comforts, friends becoming

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enemies, much anxiety and fears, health bad, children un¬

grateful, disputes and trouble from ruler or judge, suffer

disgrace, many short journeys and wanderings.

Ketu's sub-period—A months, 6 days.

Loss of money, affliction of mind with troubles, faintings

or nervous exhaustion, mind full of misgivings, a long journey

to a distant place, change of house due to disputes, troubles

among relatives and associates, throat disease, mental anguish,

ophthalmia, serious illness, fear from kings or rulers and

enemies, diseases, cheated by others.

Venus' sub-period— 1 year.

Gain of money, respect by rulers and gain of vehicles,

likelihood of marriage, increase of property, illness, does

many good works, acquisition of pearls or other precious

stones, fatigue, addiction to immoral females and profitless

discussions.

The Moon’s Dasa—10 Years

The Moon in Aries — Physical and mental happiness,

gains in wealth and perfect contentment. Taurus . —Increase

in fame and name, collection of enormous wealth, mental and

physical happiness. Gemin i —Progress in education and

acquiring of much immovable and movable properties. Qancer .

—Addition in wealth, success in litigation, unexpected findings

of treasure, travels. Leo.—Progress in education, much gains

from unexpected sources. Virgo. —Death of serious illness to

mother, worries from enemies and swindlers, mental and

physical restlessness. Libra .— Gains in wealth, increase in

friends, visits to holy places and shrines, realisation of

schemes and destruction of enemies. Scorpio. —Fear from

political heads, destruction of relatives, disappointments in

every respect, loss of wealth, liberty and honour at risk and

much mental uneasiness. Sagittarius. —Domestic happiness

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and felicity, celebration of happy functions, accumulation of

wealth and undisturbed progress of normal private affairs.

Capricorn . —Increase in lands and houses and wealth, success

in every new enterprise, pilgrimages to holy places and success

in litigation. Aquarius . —Destruction of property, fear from

political authorities, mental worries from enemies, misunder¬

standings among relatives and friends. Pisces > —Taking

charges of fresh office, reciting religious texts and moral codes

and easy access to anything coveted without effort. Ascendant .

—The Moon's Dasa produces charitable feeling and good

friends. Avaroha (moving from exaltation to debilitation ) •—

Losses and troubles to wife, mental worry and illness,, dis¬

pleasure of his own people, fear from rulers, wells, poisons

and the like- Neecha (debilitation) .—Losses and troubles

from various sources and mental worry. Moolatrikona .—

Respect among rulers, money gains, acquisition of landed

property, much happiness and sexual enjoyment.

Bhoktis is the Moon's Dasa

The Moon's sub-period—10 months.

Devoted attention to learning, love oi music, good cloth¬

ings, company of refined society, sound health, good reputa¬

tion, journey to holy places, acquisition of abandoned wealth,

power, vehicles and lands; marriage, reletives, fortunate

deeds, inclination to public life, change of residence, birth of

a child, increase of wealth, prosperity to relatives.

Mars' sub-period—1 months.

Quarrels and litigation among friends and relatives, head¬

long enterprises, danger of disputes between husband and

wife, between lovers or in regard to marital affairs ; disease,

petulence, loss of money, waste of wealth, trouble from

brothers and friends, danger from fever and fire, injury from

instruments or stones, loss of blood and disease to household

animals.

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Rahu’s sub-period—l year, 6 months.

Distress or risks from falls and dangerous diseases, waste

of wealth and loss of relatives and no ease to body, loss of

money, danger of stirring up enemies, sickness, anxiety, enmity

of superiors and elders, anxiety and troubles through wife,

scandals, change of residence, diseases of skin, danger from

thieves and poison, ill-health to father and mother, suffering

from hunger.

Jupiter's sub-period—l year, 4 months.

Increase of property, plenty of food and comforts, pros¬

perous, benefits from superiors such as masters or governors,

birth of a child, vehicles, abundance of clothes and ornaments

and success in undertakings, patronage of rulers, gain of

property, respect, learned.

Saturn's sub-period - I year, 7 months.

Wife's death or separation, much mental anguish, loss of

property, loss of friends, ill-health, mental trouble due to

mother, wind and bilious affections, harsh words, and dis¬

cussions with unfriendly people, disease due to indigestion, no

peace of mind, quarrels with relatives.

Mercury's sub-period— I year, 5 months.

Acquisition of wealth from maternal relatives, new

clothes and ornaments, settlement of disputes, pleasure

through children or lover, increase of wealth, accomplishment

of desires, intellectual achievements, new education, honour

from rulers, general happiness, enjoyment with females,

addiction to betting and drinks.

Ketu’s sub-period— 7 months.

Illness to wife, loss of relatives, suffering from stomach

ache, loss of property, sickness of a feverish nature, danger

from fire, subject to swellings or eruptions, ’eye troubles,

mind filled with cares, public criticism or displeasure, dis¬

honour, danger to father, mother and children, scandals

among equals, eating of prohibited food, bad acts, bad

company, loss of money and memory.

Venus 9 sub-period —1 year, 8 months.

Sudden gain from wife, enjoys comforts of agriculture,

water products and clothing : suffers from diseases inherited

by mother, sickness, pain, loss of property, enmity, gain of

houses, good works and good meals, birth of children,

expenses due to marriage or other auspicious acts.

The Sun's sub-period - 6 months.

Feverish complaints, pains in the eyes, success or failure

according to position of the Sun and the Moon, legal power,

free from diseases, decadence of enemies, happiness and

prosperity, jaundice, dropsy, fever, loss of money, travels,

danger to father and mother, piles, weakness, loss of

children and friends.

Mars* Dasa—7 years

Mars in Aries. — Acquisition of wealth, increase in repu¬

tation and respect, much gain. Taurus^ Destruction of

enemies, success in all struggles, respect from elders and rulers

and good produce from lands. Gemin i .—Access to great

wealtb 9 precious stones and metals, agricultural success,

general success in all undertakings. Cancer . —Danger from

enemies, of honour and reputation, domestic disharmony and

misunderstandings among brothers or close relatives. Leo.—

Happy and successful all through the period of 7 years, taste

in fine arts and material gains through them, increase of in¬

come from bouse and lands. Virgo . — Beneficial results, success¬

ful termination of educational pursuits, ability to address

meetings and deliver lectures, and happiness from relatives

and friends. Libra. — Most miserable life, misunderstandings

with cousins and brothers, death of wife and children, loss of

wealth and grains and mortgaging of landed property. Scorpio .

—Increase in wealth, good earnings, friendship and intimacy

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with exalted personages, love for own people, always happy

and active. Sagittarius. — Earnings from political or royal

sources, courting their friendships, destruction of enemies and

realisation of all hopes and desireft. Capricorn . —Success in

battles and respect for military skill, gains from quadrupeds

and increase in wealth. Aquariu s.— Great hardships and

difficulties, misunderstandings with rulers and the immediate

superiors in office, unpleasant relations with mother and

servants. Pisces. —Much wealth, general success and

happiness, bumper crops in lands, prosperity and acquisition

of bouse and business, respect as a learned man, great repu¬

tation.

Bhukd's la Mars’ Dasa

Mars' sub-period— 4 months, 27 days.

Great heat, dislike of friends, annoyance from brothers

and sisters, danger from rulers, failure of all undertakings,

danger of hurts according to the sign held by Kuja, trouble

with superiors and some anxiety through strangers, foreigners

or people abroad and through warlike clan. Danger of open

violence, quarrel with relations, loss of money, skin disease,

consumption, loss of blood, fistula, and fissures in anus, loss

of females and brothers, evil doings and boils.

Rahu's sub-period — 1 year, 18 days.

Danger from rulers and robbers, loss of wealth, success

in evil pursuits, suffering from poisonous complaints, loss of

relatives, danger from skin diseases, change of residence,

some severe kind of cutaneous disease, journey to a foreign

country, scandals, loss of cows and buffaloes, illness to wife,

loss of memory, fear from insects and thieves, falls into well,

fear from ghosts, affection of gonorrhoea, fretting and

litigation.

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Jupiter's sub-period— 11 months, 6 days.

Loss of wealth, enemies, end the unfortunate period,

favour from superiors and persons in position, gain of

money, birth of children, auspicious celebrations, acquisition

of wealth through holy people, freedom from illness, public

reputation, ascendancy and happiness.

Saturn's sub-period— 1 year, 1 month, 9 days.

Loss of money, diseases, loss of relatives and danger from

arms or operation, illness leading to misery, evil threatened by

enemies and robbers, disputes with rulers, loss of wealth,

quarrel, disputes, litigation, loss of property, cutaneous

effects, loss of office or position and much anxiety.

Mercury's sub-period— 11 months, 27 days.

Marriage or inclination to marriage, knowledge and fruits

of knowledge, wealth, bodily evils disappear, slander, fear of

insects, poisoned by animals and insects, gain of wealth by

trade, abundance of houses, trouble from enemies and mental

worries, service rendered to friends and relatives, new know¬

ledge, success in litigation.

Ketu's sub-period— 4 months, 27 days.

Enmity and quarrels with low people, loss of money due

to evil works, commission of signs, great sufferings due to

troubles from relatives and brothers and opposition of bad

people, family disputes, troubles with one’s own kindred

diseases, pio>onous complaints, trouble through women, many

enemies.


Venus' sub-period—\ year, 2 months.

Acquisition of property, gain of money, domestic happi¬

ness, successful love affairs, inclination towards religious

observances and festivities, favourable associations, influenced

by priests, skin eruptions, boils, pleasure from travelling,

jewels to wife, clothings, money from relatives and brothers,

odium.of females and their society, increase of intelligence,

enjoyment of females and gain of money.

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The Sun's sub-period—4 months, 6 days.

Gain or money in bad ways, destruction of enemies, good

reputation, long journey to foreign lands and peace of mind,

blame, odium of elders, quarrels with them, sufferings by

diseases, heartache occasioned by one's own relatives, fever or

other inflammatory affection, danger of fire, troubles through

persons in position, many enemies.

The Moon's sub-period —7 months*

Profit, acquisition of wealth, house renovated or some

improvements effected in it, comforts of wealth, heavy sleep,

ardent passion, enjoyment by the help of women.

Ra ho's Daaa—18 Years

Rahu in Aries .— Auspicious celebrations in the housq r

recitations of sacred texts, acquisition of tracts of land,

perfect domestic happiness, respect from rulers and a life of

harmony in every respect. Taurus — Pilgrimages to shrines

and holy places, increase in philosophical knowledge, enter¬

tainments, gains from cattle and dealings with quadrupeds,

gggjjjt—Multiplication of enemies, always peevish and shorttempered,

fear from police and magistrates, sickness to wife

and family, misunderstandings and disfavour. Cetcer . —

Serving the suffering, humanitarian propaganda, zu 1 and

enthusiasm for national service, gains and increase in wealth,

riches and honour and great reputation. Leo.— Fear of

imprisonment of fraud and deception or misappropriation or

political offences, destruction of property and mental worries

distractions. Kirgo.— Gain in wealth, general prosperity and

success, acquisition of new lands, elevation to exalted posi¬

tions, respect for learning, sexual happiness and domestic

harmony, birth of children and sudden access to much wealth.

L//>ra.— Destruction of property, loss of wealth, waste of

agricultural products, loss of position, fear of imprisonment,

Bbuktis in Ribu'f Dui

153


residence io foreign countries—rather in exile, many miseries,

hardships, business failure, litigation troubles and physical

and mental sufferings* Scorpio . —Rahu is debilitated here

and as such, causes great havoc to the native. The results in

Rahu’s Dasa will be :—abortion, loss of children, inclination

to bid farewell to moral aspect of life, failure in business

enterprises and mental discontentment. Sagittarius^ Acqisition

of wealth, sudden and unexpected gain without effort,

great success in any undertakings, loss of near and dear

relatives and mental unrest. Capricorn .—Sudden promotions

to higher positions, recognition of one’s merits by the State

and rulers, marriage festivities at home, increase of wealth

and general prosperity. Aguarius^ Orphanage, disappoint¬

ments, mental derangement and affection, sorrowful news,

loss of wife or children, premature death and mean instincts.

Pisces .— Great fear in life from thieves, swindlers and such

people, inclination to matrimonial alliance, progress of edu¬

cation, some gains, ill health and mental uneasiness. Rahu

in Pisces gives mixed results—his position, viz., whether he is

in a friendly or unfriendly sign, in the house of loss or gain,

wife or children, etc., should be correctly determined. These

results are merely general and are to be modified with refe¬

rence to the planet’s correct position and the exact nature of

strength or weakness it has to its credit.

Bbuktis in Rahn's Dasa

Rahu’s sub-period— 2 years. 8 months, 12 days.

Disturbance in mind, anxieties, quarrels among relatives,

death of partner, master or the head of the family, mental

anxiety, danger of poisoning, transfer, all sorts of scandals

and quarrels, fever, bites of insects or wounds by arms, death

of ralatives, going to court as witness, quarrels with parents,

diseases, illness to wife, failure of intellect, loss of wealth,

wandering in far-off countries and distress there.

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Jupiter's s ub period^yew, 4 months, 24 days.

Total disappearance of enemies and sickness, royal favour,

acquisition of wealth, birth of children, increase of pleasure,

gain through nobles or persons in power, benefits and

comforts from superiors, success in all efforts, marriage in

the house, increase of enemies, litigations and dips in sacred

Saturn's sub-period -2 years, 10 months, 6 days.

Scandal, danger due to fall of a tree, bad associations,

divorce of wife or husband, incessant disputes and contests,

rheumatism, biliousness, etc., throughout: disease due to

wind and bile, distress of relatives, friends and well-wishers,

residence in a remote foreign land.

Mercury's sub-period —2 years, 6 months, 18 days.

Many friends and relatives, wife and children, accession

to wealth or royal favour. In the first 18 months of this

period very busy, seriously inclined to marry. In the latter

12 months, enemies increase through bis own action, happi¬

ness, birth of children, acquisition of vehicles, happiness to

relatives and family, enjoyments with prostitutes, showy,

gains through trade, fraudulent schemes.

Ketu s sub-period — 1 year, 18 days.

Danger, diseasejn the anus , no good and timely meals,

epidemic diseases, danger of physical hurts and poison, illhealth

to children, some swellings in the body, troubles

through wife, d anger from superiors, loss of wealth and

honour, loss of children, death of cattle and misfortunes of

all kinds.

Venus* sub period— 3 years.

Accession to vehicles and things of foreign land, troubles

from foes, relatives and diseases, acquisition of wealth and

other advantages, friendly alliances, wife a source of fortune

and happiness, benefits from superiors or heads above in

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office, liable to deception, false friends, gain in land, birth



of a child or marriage.

The Sun's xuh-pprind— 1 Q months, 24 days.

Hot fevers, giddiness, fear and enmity of people, quarrels

in family, benefits from persons in good position, fear and

suspicion in connection with wife, children and relatives,

change of position or residence, love of charitable acts,

contentment, cessation of all violence and outrage of conta¬

gious diseases, success in examinations, private life happy,

much reputation and fame, but mental unrest.

The Moo n'JL^uL-JieziQtL -1 year, 6 months.

Abundance of enjoyments, good crops, coming in of

money and communion with kith and kin, loss of relatives,

loss of money through wife, pains in the limbs, change of

position or residence, danger of personal hurts, unstability of

health, sea voyages, gain of lands and money, loss or danger

to wife and children.

Mars' sub -p erio d --1 year, 18 days.

Danger Irorn rulers, fires or thieves and by arms, defeat

in litigation, loss of money due to cousins, difficulties,

sorrows, danger to the person due to malice of enemies,

tendency to ease or difsolute habits, disputes and mental

anxiety, combination of all possible calamities, bewilderment

in every work and culpable failure of memory.

Jupiter's Dasa—16 Years

Jupiter in Aries . —-Acquisition of landed property, general

prosperity and success in all undertakings and litigations,

elevation to a responsible office or appointment as a trustee

and great respect from his or her own people. Taurus .— If a

king or a president—access to new territories, fresh treaties

and pacts, if an ordinary person—acquisition of wealth, esta¬

blishment of business on a firm foundation, gains in trade

and agriculture, increase in lands and cattle, respect from

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friends and foes. Gemini .— Death of wife if married or

sweet heart, loss of children, brothers and cousins, deporta¬

tion, fear from rulers and mental uneasiness. Cancer -—Jupiter

is exalted here and gives all beneficial results such as much

political success, promotions, exalted positions, humanitarian

work, national service, acquisition of wealth from unexpected

sources and without efforts, journalistic success, minister of

education or lands and perfect harmony in domestic life.

Leo. —Respect from rulers, gain of lands, much agricultural

produce, and realisation of one's own desires and ambitions.

Virgo .—Residence in foreign countries, destruction of wife

and property, loss of wealth, misunderstandings among rela¬

tives, strife, body ill-health and symptoms of nervous

troubles and diseases. Libra *—Residence in desolate places,

dissolute and shameful life, active part in perverted social

reform, selfish interests, great and unbearable difficulties and

troubles, tendency to create factions in societies and families.

Scorpio . —Mental calm and happiness, acquisition of new

lands and estates, undisturbed progress and religious worship

and philosophical discourses and triumph of spiritual influ¬

ences over sensual passions, reputation at stake if aspected by

malefics. Sagittarius . —Many sons, much wealth, success in

every undertaking, increase in relations and family members,

widespread fame and perfect happiness. Capricorn . —Death or

illness of children, wife always ill, loss of property, reputation

and self-respect, irreligious acts, sacrilegious attacks upon

sacred institutions, predominance of mean motives, liable to

prosecution and the upspringing of numerous enemies.

Aquarius * —Consumption and fear from wild beasts, animals,

bad luck, many hardships and loss of wealth. Pisces . —Much

fame throughout this long period of 16 years, high education

and gain from exhibition of knowledge, acquisition of

property and general success and bappioess.

Bbuktis In Jupiter's Dasa

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Ju piter's su h-perwd—2 years, 1 month, 18 days.

Increase of property, domestic happiness, benefit from

employment or occupation, birth of children, reputation,

good meals, good deeds, health, royal favour, great diligence,

success in all attempts, travels, dips in sacred rivers, pilgri¬

mage, honour at stake if afflicted.

Saturn's sub-period 2 years, 6 months, 12 days.

A feeling of aversion, mental anguish, waste of wealth'

through sons, failure of business, increase of wealth and

prosperity, pain in the body, rheumatic pains in limbs,

trouble through wife or partners, failure in profit and credit,

sorrows, fears, enmity of friends and relatives, adultery,

unrighteous, a witness in court, quarrels in family, mental

depression, funeral ceremonies for others^

Mercury's sub-period —2 years, 3 months, 6 days.

Increase of wealth, good and auspicious works in the

bouse, communion with relatives, happy, increase of know¬

ledge, acquisition of wealth through trade, favour from

rulers, material comforts, perfect practice of hospitality, gain

through knowledge in fine arts, birth of a well-favoured child,

advantages from superiors.

Ketu's sub-period — 11 months, 6 days.

Pilgrimages to holy shrines, increase of wealth, suffering

for the sake of several seniors and rulers, death of partner if

in business, change of residence, separation from relatives

and friends, may forsake business, poisonous effects, loss of

wealth, destruction of work, illness, boils.

Menus' sub-peria d—l years, 8 months.

Appointment, wealth, reputation, gain of money, savings,

development of sons and grandsons, jewels, good and

delicious meals, marital happiness, auspicious works, reunion

of the family, good success in profession or business, gain of

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land io the month of Taurus or Libra, much enjoyment,

relatives, friends, peace of mind, acquisition of valuables,

troubles from females and odium of public.

The Sun's sub-period 9 months, 18 days.

Enemies, victory, ease, great diligence, coming in of

wealth, royal favour and sound health, gain, good actions or

fruits of good action, loss of bodily strength.

The Moon's sub-period— 1 year, 4 months.

Increase of prosperity, gain of fame and fortune, acquisi¬

tion of property, benefits through childreo, sexual intercourse

with beautiful womeo, good meals and clothing, success and

birth of a female child or marriage to some male member in

the family, gain of money.

Mars' sub-period - 11 months, 6 days.

Disappointments and troubles of various kinds, loss by

thefts, loss of near and dear relatives, inflammatory disease,

transfer or leave, failure in hopes and business, wandering,

high fever, great risks, loss of wealth and depression of mind,

pilgrimage to temples, acquisition of wealth and fame,

adventures.

Rahu's su bj[£[j/ut—2 years, 4 months, 24 days.

Income through low-caste people, apprehension of diseases,

possibility of every possible calamity, deprivation of wealth.

S aturn’s Dasa—19 Years

Saturn in Aries. — The worst period in a man’s career,

unexpected losses, disappointments in every undertaking, mis¬

understandings among relatives and friends and increase in the

number of enemies. Taurus. — Success and gains in agricultural

operations, much prosperity to the cattle and other domestic

animals, great income, and access to things desired. GemM —

Recognition of his services, great humanitarian work, profits

in speculations and trade, respect from rulers, political

success, reputation, fame and much general happinesa.

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Cancer . — Miseries and calamities, family strife, increase of



enemies,trouble from relatives and physical diseases and mental

affliction. Leo . —A period of uneasiness, distrust, disappoint¬

ments and unrest, misappropriation of money and consequent

prosecution if Saturn is afflicted powerfully, hatred by all and

courting death as a source of relief from mental worries.

Virgo .—Elevation to exalted positions, royal favour, business

success and establishment of fame and reputation. Libra ,. —

Travelling in countries inhabited by Christians and Moslems,

establishment of fresh branches if proprietor of a business

concern, acceptance of invitations for public lectures and

great honour and respect throughout the long period of 19 years

and perfect domestic happiness. Scorpio .—Odium of superiors,

disliked and hated by all, loss of prestige, self-respect and

fame and destruction and damage to property and possessions.

Sagittarius . —Inclination to study philosophical and religious

treatises and success in such studies, auspicious occasions like

marriage ceremonies, etc., at home and happiness and mental

peace throughout. Capricorn .—Increase in lands, gains in

wealth and business, friendship with great and illustrious

personages. Aouarius . - Great travelling in Western countries,

success in litigation, mental happiness and acquisition of

wealth. Pisces .— Pilgrimage to sacred shrines and holy

places, indifference towards sectarian restrfetions and obser¬

vances, sorrows, misery and unrest.

Bhuluk In Satnrn’. n«.»

S SUhsfiUUuj- 3 years, 3 days.

Brings on diseases, troubles and torments, much mental

anguish, capacity of kings and free-booters, loss of wealth,

fear of poisonous effect to cattle, much sufferings to family,

fever, wind or phlegm, bodily ailments and colic, body

languishes, loss of money and children, serious enmities, dis-

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pute and troubles from relatives, blood and bilious complaints,

quarrels in family, loss of money, mental derangement.

Mercury's sub-period —2 years, 8 months, 9 days.

Charitable works, gain of wealth, birth of children,

increase of knowledge in some branch, prosperity to children,

success to relatives, general prosperity, favours and approba¬

tion from superiors, increase of happiness, wealth and fame,

benefits occurring from acts of piety and customary religious

observances, agriculture and commerce.

Ketus sub-period— \ year, 1 month, 9 days.

Rheumatism or sickness, danger of poison, danger from

sons, loss of money, contentions and quarrels with vile and

wicked people, dread of evil dreams, quarrels in family.

Venus' sub-perio d— 3 years, 2 months.

Auspicious, general happiness, attentions and favours

from others, gifts, profits in business, increase- of family

members, victory over enemies, success in life, goodwill of

relatives, accession to wife's property and wealth.

Jhe Sun's sub-period —11 months, 12 days.

Loss of wife and children, trouble from rulers or robbers,

sinking of heart, danger of blood poisoning, haemorrhage of

the generative system, chronic poisoning, intestinal swellings,

affliction of the eyes, sickness even to healthy children and

wife, body full of pain and disorders, danger of death, fear of

death to father-in-law.

The Moon s sub-period - 1 year, 7 months.

Increase in cattle, enmity of friends and relatives, cold

affections, troubles and sickness, family disputes, loss of

money and property, reduction to great need, mortgage of

property and its recovery after a lapse of time, death of a

near relati ve, sorrow, dislike of relatives, coming in of money,

windy diseases.

Mercury's Dali

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Marx ' xuh-perlnd — I year, 1 month, 9 days.



Some disgrace, serious enmity, strife, much blame,

wanderings from place to place, unsettled life, many enemies,

loss of money by fraud or theft, change of residence, serious

illness, distress to brothers and friends, hot diseases.

Rahu's sub-period —2 years, 10 months, 6 days.

Disease in every limb, loss of wealth by rulers, robbers

and foes, danger of physical hurts, various physical troubles,

fevers, enemies, increase of troubles.

Juoiter's sub-period —2 years, 6 months, 12 days.

Worship of gods and holy people, happiness to family,

increase in bodily comforts, accomplishment of intentions by

the help of superiors, increase of family circles, attainment of

rank.

Mercury’s Pasa-17 years



Mercury fn Aries. —Marriage, performance of religious and

social work, charity, increase in religiousness and intelligence,

favour of rulers, gains from cultivation, cattle, precious

stones and conveyances and happiness through these. Taurus.

— Great happiness, sexual contact with beautiful young

women, getting titles and name, ornaments and authority over

men, acquaintance of sweet girls and their company and

practice of music and kindred sciences. Gemin i —Access to

great intellectual treasures, increase in knowledge, successful

termination of educational career, acquisition of fame and

wealth, happiness from wife and children, marriage cere¬

monies and recitation of sacred scriptures. Cancer.— Degrada¬

tion, change of residence, fines and imprisonments, penalties,

confinement in chains, hatred of relations, loss of lands,

failure of crops and enmity with all. Lea .—Good courage

and elevation, travelling in hilly and mountainous tracts.

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acquisition of wealth from various countries, progress in

knowlenge, expeditions to mountains, caves and similar

places, marriage and great reputation. F/rgo .—The most

aaspicious and happy period of life, favour of kings, admirers

and royal courts and great success in them, undisturbed

health, marriage in the house, increase in intelligence, reli¬

giousness, charitable foundings, and unexpected gains. Ubra .

—Great works published in the native's name, favour of

wealthy and educated people without effort, and leadership

overmen. Scorpio .—Loss of wife, children, riches, mental

troubles, losses from merchandise, great hatred of people and

relations and loss of reputation and power. Sagittarius . —

Success in education, meeting with learned and religious

people, worship of holy men, virtuous and charitable deeds,

travelling in Eastern countries, inclination for marital enter¬

prises and great exhilaration. Capricorn .—Success in trade,

inception of new business-like trades in tanneries, leather

goods, glassware, etc., recitation of religious scriptures. Godly

contemplations, patronage of kings, destruction of foes and

enemies and general success in life. Aquarius . —Acquisition

of paraphernalia, access to good and much wealth, indulging

in a pleasurely life and good fame and name. Pisces .—Trouble

from thieves, dysentery, destruction of relations, litigation,

quarrels with relatives, mental derangement, nervous break¬

down and failure in attempts.

Bhnktls In Mer cu r y’s Pasa

Mercury's sub-period .—2 years, 4 months, 27 days.

Acquisition of beautiful house and apparel money through

relatives, success in every undertaking, the birth of a brother

or sister, increase in family, gain in business, good mind,

charitable acts, learning of mathematics and arts.

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Ketus sub-period —11 months, 27 days.



Sorrow, disease, loss of work and Dharma, bilious sick¬

ness, aimless wandering, loss of property, misfortune to

relatives, troubles through doctors, mental anxiety, trouble

from relatives, mental agony, loss of comfort, dread ofenemy,

failure in business.

Venus' sub-period—2 years, 10 months.

Observance of duty, conformable to religion and morality,

acquisition of wealth, clothes and jewels, birth of good

children, happiness in married state, relatives prosper, trade

increases, knowledge gaioed, return from a long journey, if

not married, betrothal in this period, health, ornaments,

vehicles, house, money gained.

The Sun's sub-period —10 months, 6 days.

Pains in head and stomach, enmity of people, loss of

respect, danger of fire; anxieties, sickness to wife, troubles

from enemies, many obstacles, troubles through superiors,

acquisition of wealth.

The Moon's sub-period— 1 year, S months.

Loss of health, some swellings or hurts in the limbs,

quarrels and troubles through women, many difficulties, gain

of money through ladies and agriculture and trade, success,

happiness, diseases, ill-will of enemies, miscarriage of every

concern, risk from quadrupeds.

Mars' sub-period —11 months, 27 days.

Disappearance of all dangers diseases, or enemies, fame

derived from acts of charity and beneficence, royal favour,

danger from jaundice or bilious fever, affections of the blood,

neuralgic pains and headaches, troubles through neighbours,

sickness, wounds or hurts, quarrels, addiction to drinks,

betting and prostitutes, boils and hurts of arms, travels in

forests and villages, sorrows, royal disfavour, imprisonment.

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Rahu $ sub period—2 years. 6 months, 18 days.

Intercourse with servants and prostitutes, skin diseases,

sufferings from hot diseases, bad company and dirty meals,

change of present position, fear and danger through foreigners,

disputes concerning property, failure in litigation, evil dreams,

headaches, sickness and loss of appetite, wealth from friends

and relatives, happiness, new earnings.

Jupiter s sub-period—2 years, 3 months 6 daj's.

Hatred of friends, relatives and elders, wealth, liable to

diseases, acquisition of land and wealth, gain by trade, repu¬

tation, good happiness, good credit, benefits from superiors,

birth of a child or marriage.

Saturn's sub-period -2 years, 8 months, 9 days.

Bad luck, stranger to success and happiness, severe reversal,

enmity, pain in the part governed by Saturn, downfall or dis¬

grace to relatives, mind full of evil forebodings and distress,

fear from diseases, loans, loss of children, destruction of

family, scandals, troubles from foreigners, earnings through

evil ways, acts of charity and beneficence, acquisition of

wealth, material comforts through petty chiefs, failure in

agricultural operations.

Kelp’s Dasa-7 years

Ketu in Aries .— Disgrace, troubles from relatives, loss of

properly, cattle and other domestic animals, constant travels

in Eastern countries, great hardship, sudden quarrels, loss of

mother and wife or their serious sickness, want of prudence

and capacity in private matters. Taurus —Many dangers,

death of wife, acquisition of wealth through evil ways and

means, sexual sorrows, visits to sacred shrines and holy

waters, inclination to religious study and success in it,

compunction and in the end appeasing sins by resort to foul

stratagems. Gemini . —Good health, happiness, elevation to res¬

ponsible and exalted positions, founding of sacred institutions,

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good food, advent of relations and in later years venereal

troubles, death of near relation and loss of reputation and

self-respect. Cancer .—Many dangers, disturbances from bis

place and a period of exile, serious sickness to wife, parents

or children, and if badly afflicted, their death, quarrels with

friends, initiation ioto the mysteries of philosophical know¬

ledge. Leo . - Increase of lands, cultivation, progress in edu¬

cation, heated debates and discussions on philosophical and

scientific subjects with great scholars and eminent people,

attracted by females and company with them, travels in

mountainous tracts and hilly countries to spread any righteous

cause, and treated to great musical entertainment. Virgo. -

Fear from fires, weapons and poisonous gases, beasts and

reptiles, destruction of dear lives, properties and self-respect,

unrighteous acts and nasty venereal complaints. Ultra .—

Happiness and prosperity to wife or husband, self and

children, enmity of relations, gains from gold and precious

stones, headache, heart disease, nervous breakdown, trouble

in the anus and much discontent. Scorpio .—Living dependent

on relations, sycophant acts, acquisition of much wealth,

loss of few children, gains from lands, contraction of new

friendship from among the members of the fair sex and liable

to suffer from venereal complaints. Sagittarius . —Perfect

domestic harmony and happiness, favour from aristocrats,

progress in education, religious discussions, moral elevation

and manifestation of a spirit of tolerance and equality.

Ca£riconu —Misappropriation of private and governmental

funds and consequent prosecution, wife or husband catching

consumption and such diseases, death of a few children,

anxiety about everything, misunderstanding with relations

and disgrace and disappointments. A^uarius^ — Hating all

and hated by all, incurring the displeasure of superiors, pessi¬

mistic about every hope, abject dependency and servile

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flattery; in the end, happiness and prosperity to wife and

children. Pisces, — Learned discussions, general success, helping

the suffering, mental depression, promotion, acquisition of

fertile lands, favour of the superiors and moneyed people,

moral and religious devotions, vigorous and clear understand¬

ing, travel on water to distant countries and respect there.

gh ufctto in Kefs Dasa

Ketu's sub-period— 4 months, 27 days.

Fear of death of wife or children, loss of wealth and

happiness, mental troubles, separation from relatives, subject

to some estrangement, restraint or detention, danger of

poison.


Venus’ sub-period ■ I year, 2 months.

Wealth and happiness, birth of a child, efforts crowned

with success, in the end sickness, wife ill, illness to children,

quarrels, loss of relatives and friends, fever and dysentery.

The Sun’s sub-period— 4 months, 6 days.

Disappointment, physical pain, exile in foreign country,

peril and obstruction in every business, increase of knowledge,

sickness in family, long journey and return, anxiety about

wife's health.

The Moon s sub-period— 7 months.

Disputes about “fair sex", trouble through children,

gains and financial success, diseases of biliousness and cold,

loss of relatives and money, destruction of wealth and

distress of mind.

Mars’ sub-period— 4 months, 27 days.

Odium of sons, wife and younger brothers, loss of

relatives, trouble from diseases, foes and bad rulers, path of

progress obstructed, fear and anxiety, disputes and contests

of different kinds, enemies arise, danger of disputes and

destruction through females, sufferings from fever, fear of

Venus* Dess

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robbers, death, imprisonment, urinary diseases, loss and diffi*

cutties and surgical operations.

Rahus sub-period—\ year, 18 days.

Loss of lands, imprisonment, quarrel with friends, danger

of blood poisoning, danger of ruin, loss of property, fame

and honour, fear of kings and robbers, sorrow, ruin of all

business, adultery with mean women.

Jupiter's sub-period— 11 months, 6 days.

Exemption from ailments, acquisition of lands and birth

of children, profitable transactions, association with people of

good position, danger of poison, wife an object of pleasure,

if unmarried marriage takes place.

Saturn's sub-period— 1 year, 1 month, 9 days.

Loss of wife, danger from enemies, imprisonment, loss of

wealth, indigestion, property in danger or ruin, heavy loss in

different ways, change of residence, some cutaneous diseases*

anxiety owing to sickness of partner misgivings in the heart,

mental anguish, difference of opinion with relations, exile in

foreign countries.

Mercury s sub-period—\\ months 27 days.

Society of relatives, friends and the like, material gains

from knowledge, danger from relatives, anxiety on account of

children, failure in plans, deception, jealousy, falsehood, and

knowledge.

Vcnns* Pasa - 20 Yeara

Venus in Aries. — Residence in palatial buildings, acquain*

tance with noble personages, wearing good clothes, good

earnings, spread of fame, much respect, birth of child, happy

sexual relations and praised by friends and enemies. Taurus .—

A life of great ease and indulgence throughout the period of

20 years, enjoyment of much happiness, company of beautiful

girls and joy through association with them, travels on seas

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to foreign countries particularly southern, all ambitions of

life fairly realised, redemption from debts, symptoms of

venereal troubles. Gemini .—Gain of territory, affording

protection to brothers, sisters, cousins and paternal uncles

and aunts, gain of vehicles, increase of reputation, children,

harmony with wife, mental peace and a check over inclination

to indulge in loose life. Cancer .—Paroxysms of grief and

terror, destruction of property, discontent with relations, in¬

crease of enemies, loss of wealth, disturbance to good work

and some mental ease in the end. Leo. —Mental disease and

sorrow, troubles from fires, poisons and hurts, evil women,

foul language and mental disorder, exile, and aimless wander¬

ings in deserts and woods to evade detection by law, dangerous

sickness to the better half or a child, stigma on self-respect

due to mean fellows and inclination to conceal true identity-

Virgo —Quarrels with wife or husband and separation from

him or her, mortgage of all property, trouble in the generative

organ often leading to surgical operation, symptoms of

arthritis, troubles relating to nervous breakdown, mental

unrest, separation from relatives and friends and much grief

and sorrow. Libra .—Great reputation, gain of wealth from

royal patronage, comforts, good enjoyment of life, luxurious

invitations and worships of mammon and a period of extreme

sensuality. Scorpio —Hatred for all, many miseries and

troubles, serious risks, vengeance against relatives, loss of

wealth and property, mental affliction and imbalance. Sagit¬

tarius ■—Much fame and name, religious and philosophical

studies, recitation of sacred writings, regard for holy people

and ascetics, success in any undertaking and general pros¬

perity. Capricorn .—Travels in foreign lands, freedom from

domestic worries, discussion with learned people, progress

in general education, acquaintance with low class people,

development of perverted ideas of social or religious reform

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and success in all endeavours. Aquarius .— Acquisition of



fresh property, a good library, lands and houses, honours

and unexpected gains, love for Christian or Islamic literature

and its studies, stray intercourse with servile women, domestic

happiness and harmony. Pisces . —High political power and

great success, promotion to responsible office, acts of charity

and generosity, exercise of prudence in official matters and

perfect happiness in domestic life and smooth-sailing in every

respect.


Bhuktis in Venus* Dasa

Vtnus' sub-period —3 years, 4 months.

Success, good servants and good many pleasures, money

plentiful, disappearance of enemies, attainment of fame and

birth of children.

JMJSua^j^^eriod—l year.

Anxious about everything, prosperity collapses, troubles

with wife, children, land, family, disputes and quarrels,

diseases affecting head, belly and eyes, damage in respect of

agriculture.

The M oon's sub-period— 1 year, 8 months.

Gains of femaies. education, knowledge, money, children

and vehicles, worship of God, accomplishments of desires,

troubles through wife, domestic happiness afterwards, pain

and disease due to inflammation of nervous tissues and from

lust and other passions of human nature.

Mars ' sub-period —1 year, 2 months.

Fiow of biie, disease of the eyes, great exertion, much

income, acquisition of wealth, marriage, acquisition of lands,

venereal diseases, danger from arms, exile in foreign places,

atheistic tendencies, increase of property through the influence

of females, negligence of duty, bent on pleasure and passioo,

temporary affection of eyes.

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Rahu 3 subj»e?j£j i —3 years.

Meditation, seclusion, quarrels among relatives and bis

people, entire change of surroundings, schemes of deception,

miserliness, acquisition of lost property, dislike of relatives,

evil from friends and injury by fire.

Jupiter's sub-period —2 years, 8 months.

Means of livelihood settled, gains from profession, benefits

through superiors or employers or persons ruled by Jupiter,

fame, anxietyrquarrels with saints and religious men, gain_of

knowledge, end of dependence, worship of certain ioferior

natural forces, happiness and health, marriages, sexual inter*

course, increase of family reputation and good deeds, wealth,

ultimate happiness, wife and children suffer in the end-

Saturn's sub-period —3 years, 2 months

Sexual intercourse with females advanced in age, accession

to lands and wealth, disappearance of enemies, affection of

excretory system, piles, etc., rheumatic pains in legs and

hands, danger to eye sight, distaste for food, loss of appetite,

physical condition poor, loss of money, wanderings, servitude,

bolting and gambling, addition to liquor, bad company, etc.,

ill-health, loss of memory, impotence.

Mercury's sub-perio d—2 years, 10 months.

Association with prostitutes, enjoyments, knowledge,

mathematical learning, success in litigations, inclination to

learn music, piles and other hot ailments, pleasure through

wife and children, increase of wealth, gain of knowledge in

aru and sciences, wealth, royal favour, prosperity on a large

scale and sound health.

Ketu's sub-period -1 year, 2 months.

Discordance, death of relatives, injury inflicted by enemies,

misgivings in heart, deprivation of wealth, troubles through

wife, danger from quadrupeds, illness to partner or a member

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171

of the family, accidental blood poisoning, delirious fits, weak¬



ness in body and mind, gradual loss of wealth, loss of

relatives, bad company, abode in seclusion, manifold sorrows,

but happiness in the end.

A careful study of my book How to Judge A Horoscope is

also recommended.

CHAPTER XXV

Source and Nature of Death

Fatalists and atheists may indulge in the hallucinations

that death is accidental, that it is merely the resolution of the

component elements of the human body into their former

states and that it signifies an end to the activities of the soul

as it becomes incorporated with the general ethereal currents;

but in reality it does not seem to be so. There is much signifi¬

cance attached to this by the Hindus as well as other people

believing in the existence of a Creator without whose know¬

ledge “not even a sparrow falls to the ground” *

Death does not come all of a sudden ; neither does birth

take place so. Man does not come from nothingness and

disappear into the regions of annihilation. Some mysterious

and subtle power seems to control regulate the various phases

of human existence, like birth, life and death, operating in a

definite order and often transcending reason, logic and commonsense.

The presence and operation of this power is

demonstrable by everyday occurrences.

Here comes the importance of the laws of Karma and the

laws of continuity and evolution. The Hindus grant the

existence of worlds other than our own and the possibility of

the soul migrating into good or bad states of future existence

after death, according as the Karma done in this world is good

or bad* As Socrates puts it, death is either the cessation of

all human activities or the migration of the soul into a happier

region.


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173


Philosophers say that death is a state of transition for

the soul to enter into more subtle forms of existence and the

duration of life in such states of existence depends upon the

balance sheet of Karma at one's credit at the time of death

here.

By ascertaining the length of life beforehand, carefully, and



the nature and source of death, it may be possible to prevent

many catastrophes and family strifes in this life. Some aver

that it may also be possible to prolong the life, by recourse

to yoga and other remedies prescribed by the ancient Maharshis.

Many times the sudden death of a person leaves his

widow, children and other dependents in a state of abject

poverty. Adequate provision could have been made for

these people if the period of death were previously ascertained.

The following information will be useful to find out the

place, nature and source of death, the particular diseases

which the native suffers from at the time of death, unnatural

deaths bydrownings, tortures, accidents, wild beasts, suicide.

Murder, etc., which can be prevented, the period of uncon¬

sciousness before death, the nature of cremation or burial of

the dead body, the nature of the past and future births and

the possibility or otherwise of attaining moksha or emanci¬

pation.

The disease from which a person dies is predicted by the

nature of the planet, which aspects the 8th house and the part

of the body to be affected would be that represented by the

8th house in 'the division under Kalapurusha (see chapter on

Medical Astrology for this division).

In other words, the humour belonging to the planet (which

is given in p. 174) in the 8th house causes the particular disease

which produces death. If many planets occupy the 8th house,

the body will be subject to several attacks resulting from an

excess of the various humours indicated by such powerful

planets and death will ensue. If the Sun, the Moon, Mars.

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Mercury, Jupiter, Venus or Saturn is in tbe 8th house, death

will be due to fire, water, weapons. Fever, chronic diseases,

thieves or starvation respectively.

If the 8th house is a movable, a fixed or a common sign,

death occurs in foreign place, own place or while travelling.

If tbe Sun aspects the 8th house, the disease will be deve¬

loped by bile or beat; if tbe Moon by wind and bile; if Mars,

bile or heat; if Mercury, by wind, phlegm and bile; if Jupiter,

by phlegm; if Venus, by phlegm and wind; and if Saturn, by

wind. If one or more of these planets occupy the 8th, disease

prior to death will be from the above-mentioned sources —

the sources indicated by the particular planet. If no planet

occupies or aspects the 8th, then the lord of tbe 8th bouse

must be considered and the nature of disease determined from

the humours indicated by the particular planet.

First take the planet occupying the 8th; if no planet is

there, consider the one that aspects the 8tb; if no planet

aspects it, then give preference to the lord of the 8th. In the

illustration given below, the 8th from tbe Ascendant is Aries.

The Sun and Venus are posited there and are powerfully

SUD

Venus


RAS!

Mars


Moon

Ascdt.


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173


•spected by the Moon who is in the 2nd from birth and by

Mars who is in the Sth. Now the diseases the native suffered

from at his death must be ascertained. The Sun in the 8th—

bile; Venus in the 8ih-wind and phlegm ; Moon aspecting

the 8th—bile and wind; Mars aspecting the 8th—bile. Three

planets indicated bile, two wind and one phlegm. Therefore,

the native died on account of the disease caused owing to

inflammation of excessive bile in the head (Aries represents

bead).

According to Ayurveda or the Hindu system of Medicine,



the existence of these tridoshas (wind, bile and phlegm) in a

state of harmony constitutes health and when some one or

more among these doshas is or are increased and some others

possessed of opposite attributes are diminished, the result is

disease (vide my book Ayurveda , 4th Edition).

Each dosha (humour) causes certain diseases and the exact

nature of the disease from which a person dies should be

ascertained with reference to the humour attributed to the

planet, ruling, posited in, or aspecting the 8th house in a

horoscope.

The Sun indicates death by fevers, apoplexy, paralysis.

The Moon causes death by watery diseases, drowning,

loose motions, diarrhoea, dysentery, blood impurities.

Mars brings about death by pneumonia, cholera, plague

and such other epidemics, haemorrhage, bronchitis, abortion

aod consequent surgical operation, accidents incidental to

to gun-shots, etc.

Mercury makes a person die by fever of brain, smallpox,

ague, nervous disorders, sleeping sickness, kala-azar, whoopiog

cough and assaults.

Jupiter causes death by mental worry or by some unknown

disease, pleurisy, liver disease, inflammation of the lungs,

heart failure and sparms.

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Venus indicates death by excessive thirst, fast, excessive

heating, syphilis, gonorrhoea.

Saturn, causes death by suffocation, burns, rheumatic

fever, paralysis, melancholia and consumption.

Accidental death is caused by the following combinations.

If the Sun and Mars occupy the 10th and the 4th at birth,

death will be due to hurts and injuries received by stonethrowing.

If Saturn, the Moon and Mars are in the 4th, the

7th and the IOth respectively, death occurs by drowning in a

well or falling into it. The Sun and the Moon, in Virgo with

or atpected by malefics, cause death by drinking poison or

being poisoned by enemies.

Apart from the 8th house signifying the source and nature

of death, certain other combinations at birth also indicate the

kind of death.

When Mars and Saturn are afflicted, death occurs by

suffocation. Saturn in Taurus in conjunction with a malefic

indicates death by hanging. Death may occur in prison if

Saturn aspects the Sun or the Moon rising. Saturn in a

quadruped sign conjunction with the Sun causes death by

shipwreck, fall of buildings, falls from elevations, recipices.

Saturn in Cancer and the Moon in Capricorn at bii^h cause

death by dropsy. The Moon in a sign of Mars or in Virgo

with two malefics on cither side brings about death by ema¬

ciation of the body. If the Moon is in Capricorn or Aquarius

with malefics on either side, death will be due to suicide or

fall from a mountain. Two malefics in the 5th and 9th houses

with no beneficial aspects bring about death in prison. If

Mars and the Sun are in the 4th, and Saturn in the 10th, the

person will be crucified. The Sun in the 4th, Mars in the

10th, aspected by the weak Moon, causes death from

crucifixion. If Mars, the Sun and Saturn occupy the 4th, the

7th and the 10th respectively, death occurs by fire and

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weapons. Saturn, the Moon and Mars in the 2nd, (he 4th

and the 10th respectively cause death by insect bites or wounds

generated in the body. The weak Moon, the Sun and Mars

in the 10th, the 7th and the 4th respectively make the person

die in the midst of night-soil filth and faecal matter. Saturn

in the 8th with weak Moon aspected by powerful Mars causes

death by surgical operation or piles or fistula. In case, the

above combinations do not hold good, then the following

must be applied.

The 22nd drekkana (dccanate) d eclares the cause of death

and the lord of that drekkana kills the person by that disease

which is attributed to him as given at the beginning of this

chapter. The place where death occurs will be similar to the

sign occupied by the lord of the Navamsa in which the birth

falls. Say the birth falls in the Navamsa of Capricorn. Its

lord is Saturn. In the Rasi he is in Taurus. Therefore the

nature of the place, death occurs in, will be appropriate to

Taurus, i.r.. the place indicated by the lord of Taurus, viz.,

Venus indicating drawing rooms well furnished with exquisite

furniture and tapestry, i If the lord of the sign occupied by

the lo rd of thc_Navamsa. the ascendant falls in, is the Sun—■

the place of death will be a temple, a forest or a religious

institution ; if the Moon —a fertile place, with green vegetation

or a garden : if Mars —hospital, operation room, special

wards: if Mercury —playground, sports club, gambling den :

if Jupiter —treasurehouse, public office, court, lawyer's house:

if Venus —rich flats and apartments, nursing houses, and if

Saturn— dirty places and dens of prostitutes.

The period, for which a person will remain unconscious

before death, will be the time of oblique ascension of the

remaining portion of the rising sign below horizon. This

period must be double if the lord of the Ascendant aspects

the birth, and trebled if benefics aspect the birth.

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Example.— Say 25° Gemini is rising (latitude 28* N). The

remaining portion of Gemini is S'. Reference to oblique

ascension tables in Appendix B gives the duration of Gemini

S gbatis on 28° N. latitude. The time taken for 5° in Gemini

to rise will be 5/30 x 5/6 ghatis or 50 vighatis or 50/60 x 2/5 -

1/3 hour or 20 minutes. Say Mercury, lord of the birth,

aspects Gemini. This time must be doubled — 20x2 -40

minutes. That is, the person will be unconscious for 40

minutes before he expires.

After death takes place, the nature of cremation, burial or

otherwise, should be ascertained with reference to the 22nd

drekkana (decanate). The 22nd drekkana will be the rising

drekkana rather the first drekkana in the 8th bouse. If the

22nd drekkana is fiery, then the body will be cremated and

turned to ashes. If it is a watery drekkana, the body will be

thrown into rivers or tanks. If it is neither a fiery drekkana

nor a watery one, the body will be uncared for and dissolved

by atmospherical forces.

The final thing would be to find out the world the person

has come from and whither he will go for his future existence.

We do not know what exactly is the mystery underlying the

phenomenon of death. But it is held by all sages that the soul

will go from here to some other world, after death, and this

can be ascertained thus

The past birth can be determined by the ruler of the

decanate occupied by the Sun or the Moon ( whichever4s more

powerful) and accordingly the particular Loka or world where

the soul has come from. Find out which is stronger out of

the Sun and the Moon. If the lord of the decanate occupied

by the stronger of these two planets is Jupiter—the deceased

in his past birth belongs to Deva Loka (world of immortals) .

If the decanate belongs to the Moon or Venus, the person

has come from Pitru Loka (world of manes ). If the decanate

belongs to the Sun or Mars, the deceased belongs to Tirivae

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179

Loka (world of lower animals). If Saturn or Mescury ist he



owner of such a decanate, the person has come from

Naraka Loka (infernal regions) . In the previous birth the

status or rank of the person was high, mediocre or mean

and debilitated according as the lord of such a drekkana is

exalted, ordinary debilitated.

The chapter on death can be brought to a close when we

consider the state of future existence of a person after death.

inhere are no pl anets in the 6th, the 7th _and thejth,

find out the decanate rising in the 6th and the 8th and deter¬

mine the strongest of the two. Then attribute that loka or

world which is denoted by that planet ruling the abovementioned

decanate. If a planet is found in the 6th, the 7th

or the 8th, then the person goes to the world, indicated by

the planet. If there are two or more planets, always give

preference to the strongest.

Jupiter Oeva Loka (world of Immortals)

Moon and Venus Pitru Loka (world of Manes)

Sun and Mars Tiriyag Loka (world of Lower \nimals)

Saturn and Mercury Naraka Loka (world of Infernal Regions)

One is said to secure moksha or final emancipation if

Jupiter occupies 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th or 10th from the ascendant.

According to Sastras, moksha or highest spiritual bliss is to

be sought in preference to other states of existence.

Today many persons die by heart-attacks, cancer, blood

pressure and other fashionable diseases peculiar to modern

civilisation. By a careful study we can adapt the principles

given in ancient texts to suit modern conditions and attempt

forecasts of deaths due to the above diseases.

CHAPTER XXVI

The Ashtakavarga System

This is a peculiar system of ascertaining the various sources

of energy for the different planets. Ashtakavarga helps us to

determine the longevity of a person, the yearly r esults

produced on account of the incessant movements' of the

planets changing their positions from where they were at the

time of birth and to estimate the stability or otherwise of

each Bbava or bouse. Planets will be found in certain

positions at the time of birth, but at any given time after

birth they will be found in different situations both from the

Ascendant and also from their own radix positions. Ashtakavarga

liberally translated means eight sources of en erg y

for eac h planet including the Ascendant. Rahu and Ketu

are invariably omitted on account of their shadowy nature.

The subject-matter of Ashtakavarga is vast. I have, therefore,

extensively dealt with it in my book Ashat akavar^a System

of Prediction. In this chapter I have given briefly important

outlines necessary for its study, without entering int o details.

Supposing in a horoscope, the Sun is in Cancer. Six

months hence he will not be in Cancer, but in Sagittarius or

Capricorn and in each succeeding month he transits over a

particular sign and consequently forms different angular

positions to his own position at birth and (hose of other

planets. Ashtakavarga records the results of such transits.

I. The Sun is declared auspicious in the 1st, the 2nd, the

4th, the 7th, the 8th, the 9tb, the 10th and the llth houses

Thr AshUkavarga System

Ml

from himself; the same houses from Mars and Saturn; in the



Sth, the 6th, the 9th and the 11th from Jupiter; the 3rd, the

6th, the 10th and the 11th from the Moon ; the 3rd, the Sth,

the 6th. the9tb, the 10th, the llth and the 12th from Mer¬

cury; the 3rd. the 4th, the 6th, the 10th. the llth and the 12th

from the Ascendant; aod the 6th, the 7th and the 12th from

Venus. Total 48 points .

2. The benefic places of the Moon are the 3rd, the 6th,

the 10th and the llth houses from the Ascendant. The Moon

is auspicious in the 2nd, the 3rd, the 5lb, the 6th, the 9th,

the 10th and the llth houses from Mars: the 1st, the 3rd,

the 6th, the 7th, the 10th and the llth houses from the Moon

herself; the 3rd, the 6th, the 7th, the Pth, the 10th and the

Iltb from the Sun ; the 3rd, the 5th, the 6th and the llth

from Saturn; the 1st, the 3rd, the 4tb, the Sth, the 7tb, the

Sth, the 10th and the llth houses from Mercury; the 1st,

the 4th, the 7tb, the 8th, the 10th, the llth and the 12th from

Jupiter; and the 3rd, the 4th, the 5th, the 7th, the 9lh, the

10th and the llth from Venus. T otal 4 9 points.

3. The benefic places of Mars will be the 3rd, the Sth,

the 6th, the 10th and the llth houses from the Sun ; the 1st,

the 3rd, the 6th, the 10th and the llth houses from the

Ascendant; the 3rd, the 6th, and the llth houses from the

Moon; the 1st, the 2nd, the 4th, the 7th, the 8th, the 10th

and the llth from himself; in 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 and II from

.Saturn; in 3, 5, 6 and II from Mercury ; in 6, 8, 11 and 12

from Venus; and in 6, 10, II and 12 from Jupiter. Total

39 points.

4. Mercury produces good in 1. 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 and 11

from Venus; in I, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 and II from Mars and

Saturn; in 6, 8, II and 12 from Jupiter; in 5,6,9, II and

12 from the Sun; in 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, II and 12 from himself;

in 2, 4, 6. 8, 10 and 11 from the Moon ; and in 1,2, 4, 6, 8,

10 and II from the Ascendant. TotaL54 points.

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5. Jupiter will be auspicious io 1, 2, 4, 7, 8 10 and 11

from Mars; in 1, 2. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10 aod 11 from himself: in

1, 2. 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 from the Sun ; in 2, 5, 6, 9, 10

and 11 from Venus; in 2, 5, 7, 9 and 11 from the Moon;

in 3, 5, 6 and 12 from Saturn; io 1, 2, 4, 5. 6. 9, 10 and 11

from Mercury; and in 1,2, 4, 3, 6, 7, 9. 10 and 11 from the

Ascendant. Total 56 points.

6. Venus produces good in 1,2, 3, 4, 3, 8, 9 and 11 from

Lagna; in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11 and 12 from the Moon;

in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 and 11 from himself; in 3, 4, 5, 8, 9,

10 and 11 from Saturn; in 8, 11 aod 12 from the Sun; in

5, 8, 9, 10 and 11 from Jupiter; in 3. 5, 6, 9 and 11 from

Mercury; and in 3, 5, 6, 9, 11 aod 12 from Mars. Total 52

points. ~

v. Saturn is beneficial in 3, 5, 6, and 11 from himself;

in 3, 5, 6, 10, 11 and 12 from Mars; in 1,2, 4, 7, 8, 10 and

11 from the Sun; in 1, 3, 4, 6, 10 and 11 from the Ascendant;

in 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 from Mercury; in 3, 6 and 11 from

the Moon; in 6, 11 and 12 from Venus; and in 5, 6, 11

and 12 from Jupiter. Total 39 points .

The to tal individual contribution of benefic points by

any p lanet in any, h oroscope will be the same respective

figures given ab ove. The su m-total of ail planets will be 337

points fo r any h o ro scope. This is constant.

8. These are the benefic positions. The good or bad

results must be ascertained as aiready stated above. It is

usual in preparing the Ashtakavarga Tables to denote the

benefic places with a zero (0) and malefic places with a dot

lines (—). Planets in Upachaya (3,6,10,11) places, in

friendly and own houses or exaltation signs produce benefic

effects if such bouses contain more benefic dots for the

planets than malefic ones. And planets when they pass

through Apaehaya houses or unfriendly or depression signs

produce malefic effects fully. The Upachaya and Apaehaya

The Ashtakavarga System

183

houses must be reckoned with respect to the Ascendant or



the Moon and not from the positions of planets (Apachayas

are 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 12 houses from Lagna ; the rest are

all Upachayas).

We shall make ourselves clear by applying the rules to a

practical horoscope. We shall prepare the Ashtakavarga

Table for the Sun in the horoscope given below.

Rahu

H

T



Moon

Saturn


8

Ascdt.



Rasi Diagram

Sun


<&

I

Mars



Merc.

Venus


SI

Jupiter


"1

a

Ketu



The first from Cancer, where the Sun is found, is Cancer

itself; the 2nd is Leo; the 4th Libra; the 7th Capricorn ;

the 8th Aquarius; the9th Pisces; the 10th Aries; and the

11th Taurus. So when the Sun passes through these signs,

be will produce beneficial results and accordingly in the Sun’s

Ashtakavarga Table mark a small zero (0) in each of these

places and a line (—) in the rest of the houses.

Similarly, prepare diagrams for the Sun with reference

to the remaining planets and the Ascendant, and get eight

tables for each planet likewise. N'w add together all the

zeros in the sign of Aries, in each diagram and we shall

obtain a figure representing the total number of bindus in

Aries due to the position of the Sun with reference to all

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1 0


0

0



0

.

1



0

0

0



No. 1

Sun’s


Ashtakavarga

with reference

to the Sun

Sun


0

0

No 2



iThe Ashtakavarga

0

0



' for the Sun with

reference to Mars

i

Mars



0

1

0



i



• 0

i



0

planets and similarly the total 'zeros and lines in Taurus,

Gemini, etc., can be found out. In other words, this gives

us the total Ashtakavarga of the Sun.

The Sun's Ashtakavarga as a whole stands as per

Diagram No. 3.

This diagram indicates that while the Sun passes through

Aries, for instance, the auspicious effects will be S/8 and the

malefic effects 3/8. In other words, he produces benefic

effects to the extent of 5/8 —3/8-2/8 or 1/4. Similarly,

when he passes through Taurus he produces S/8 — 3/8 2/8 or

1/4 beneficial results without any malefic effects. The same

thing holds good with reference to other places.

The Upachaya houses for this horoscope are Aries, Cancer,

Scorpio and Sagittarius.

In the Ashtakavarga of the Sun given in the next page,

when the Sun transits over these Upachaya houses, viz., Aries,

Cancer, etc., he produces beneficial results fully and not to

the extent of 2/8 ; while transiting over Taurus (Apachaya

house) he produces malefic influences to the full extent.

The Ashtakavarga System

185


00000 *

00000 5


00000 5

0003


... 3

- - - 3


. .-3

... 3


K

V

8



00000 5


0000006

... 3


No. 3

Sun's


Ashtakavarga

... 3


©

00000 5


... 3

000 3


-5

V

a



000 3

000 3


000 3

00 2


... 5

... 5


... 5

* - - 6


t

"l

-a.



We know the maximum number of benefic dots is 8 and

the circles represent beneficial units while lines represent

malefic units. We can omit inserting malefic units in the

tables and instead mark benefic units alone, so that the

malefic units can be ascertained by deducting the benefics

From 8. The Sun's Ashtakavarga as given in Diagram No. 3

can also be put as in No. 4.

5

5



3

5

No. 4



These numbers

as stated above

indicate benefic

units in Sun's

Ashtakavarga

6

Sun



5

3

3



3

3

2



i

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Hindu Predictive Astrology

9. The table prepared for each planet containing benefic

dots must be subjected to two reductions, viz., Trikona

reduction and Ekadhipathya reduction.

Trikona Reductions

The triangular or Trikona signs are Aries and the signs

forming an equilateral triangle with it, viz., Leo and Sagit¬

tarius ; Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn ; Gemini and signs forming

an equilateral triangle with it; and Cancer, Scorpio and

Pisces.


*10. When similar figures, rather the same number of

beneficial dots, are not found in the triangular signs, then

subtract the least of the three figures from the other two and

retain the remainders.

11. No such elimination is necessary provided, no figure

is found in one of the three signs.

12. In the absence of figures in two of the three

triangular signs, the figures in the third must also be

eliminated.

13. If there are similar or equal figures in each of three

signs, all the figures must be removed.

We shall apply this reduction to the Asht^Kavarga table

of the Sun obtained above.

The number in Aries, Leo and Sagittarius—the triangular

signs of Aries—are 5, 3 and 3 respectively. According to

rule (10), subtract 3 (the least of the 3 figures) from each

* Id the matter of Trikona Sodahana (Triangular Reduction) there

are'two distinct views. According to one interpretation, when figures

in the'three triangular signs are not alike, then the least of the three

figures is to be subtracted from the figure in each of the other two of the

triangular group. According to another interpretation, the figures in the

triangular group are to be altered so as to be equal to the least number;

we have adopted the former, for reasons we have dealt with in our book

on Ashtakavarga.

The Ashtakavarga System

1*7


and the resultant numbers will be 2, 0, 0. The numbers in

the triangular signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn are

S, 2, 5. Applying the same rule, we get after reduction

3, 0, 3. In Gemini, Libra and Aquarius we get 0, 0, 2. In

Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces we get 3, 0, 2. The Ashtaka¬

varga of the Sun after this Trikona reduction stands thus

2

2

3



0

2

No. 5



Ashtakavarga of

the Sun after

first reduction

3

3



0

0

0



.

0

0



Ekadhipatya Redaction

After the Trikona reduction, the Ekadhipatya reduction

must be applied. Ekadhipatya means ownership of two

houses. Ekadhipatya signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Virgo,

Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

14. No reduction is necessary if there are planets in both

the houses owned by a planet.

15. Out of the two houses of a planet, one of which is

occupied and the other not, (a) if the number in the former

is smaller than that in the latter, then make the latter equal

to the former; ( b ) if the number in the former be greater

than that in the latter, eliminate the latter; and (e) if the

figures in the two are equal, remove the figures in the latter.

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Hindu Predictive Astrology

16. If both the signs of a planet are not occupied, and

if the figures in the two houses are equal, eliminate both ;

if the numbers are not equal, reduce the larger to be equal

to the smaller figure.

17. Do not effect any reduction if there is no figure in

one of the two houses.

18. Cancer and Leo are not subject to this reduction as

they are not Ekadhipatya Rasis.

We shall now apply this Ekadhipatya reduction to the

Sun\ Ashtakavarga obtained after Trikona reduction.

Out of Aries and Scorpio which are ruled by Mars,

Ariet is unoccupied and Scorpio occupied. The numbers in

them (Fig. 5) are 2 and 0 respectively. According to Rule

17. no reduction is to be applied- We shall lake Taurus and

Libra, the houses of Venus: Taurus is occupicJ and Libra

vacant, the figures in them arc 3 and 0. According to Rule

17, these do not require any reduction. C oming to Gemini

and Virgo, the houses of Mercury, we find both are un¬

occupied (let alone Ketu in Virgo, a shadowy planet) and

in them the figures arc 0 and 0. As such, no reduction can

be applied to these. Coming to Jupiter’s houses—Pisces

and Sagittarius—both are unoccupied (leaving Rahu) and the

figures, there, are 2 and 0. Rule 17 applies to this and

accordingly no reduction is necessary. Out of Aquarius and

Capricorn, both are unoccupied and the figures arc 2 and 3

respectively. Rule 16 applies to this and accordingly reduce

3 the larger figure equal to the smaller figure 2 and we get 2

and 2 respectively. The numbers in Cancer and Leo, viz.,

3 and 0, require no reduction as they are not Ekadhipatya

Rasis.

After the second or Ekadhipatya reduction, the Sun’s



Ashtakavarga Table stands as given in next page.

Similarly for each planet, the Ashtakavarga Table must

be prepared. These seven separate Ashtakavargas are known

The Asbukavarga System

IS9

at Bhinnashtakavargas meaning broken ones, i.e., relating



to each individual planet.

2

2 ! 3



I

0

3



Sun

2

No. 6



Sun'5

Ashtakavarga

after I & II

reduction

2

0

0



0

0

0



In the illustrated horoscope, the following would be the

Ashtakavarga Tables for each planet before and after reduc¬

tion. The use of the tables “before reduction’* will be dealt

with later on, while now we shall confine ourselves to the

explanation of the uses of the Ashtakavaiga Tables “after

reduction.” The tables given in next page.

Use of Ashtakavarga Tables “After Reduction’'

Sun’s Ashtakavarga

19. No auspicious work must be undertaken or

commenced when the Sun transits over signs where there are

no biodus or figures in his own Ashtakavarga.

20. During such times as the Sun transits over signs

containing no bindus (marks), the person suffers from

unexpected diseases, misunderstandings and quarrels.

21. Multiply the total of the figures of the Sun’s

Ashtakavarga arrived at after all the reductions by the figure

in the 9tb sign from the Sun in his own Ashtakavarga and

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Ashtakavarga Tables Before and After Reduction

bun Moon Mars Mer. Jup. Venus Sat. Total

SIGN


DC. o?

CP <


B.R.

A.R.


B.R.

A.R.


B.R.

A.R.


pcoi

«<

B.R.



A.R.

eiei


m<

PC 0c


cci <

Aries


... 5

2

4



0

3

0



4

0

4



0

5

1



4

3

29 6



Taurus

... 5


3

o

4



3

u

5



3

6

1



4

U

4



2

33 13


Gemini

- 3


0

4

0



3

U

7



2

6

2



7

1

3



l

33 6


Cancer

... 6


3

3

0



3

0

2



0

3

0



4

3

7



6

28 12


Leo

3

0



2

0

3



0

5

1



5

1

4



0

1

0



23 2

Virgo


2

0

4



3

0

4



2

7

z



5

1

2



0

27 7


Libra

-. 3


0

6

0



3

0

4



0

3

0



4

1

5



2

28 3


Scorpio

3

0



5

2

4



1

5

3



5

2

1



0

i

0



24 8

Sagittarius

... 3

u

5



3

4

0



0

2

4



0

6

2



1

30 8


Capricorn

- 5


2

2

0



3

0

0



5

0

4



u

4

2



25 -«

Aquarius


- 5

2

5



1

3

0



4

0

4



1

3

0



2

0

26 4



Fisces

... 5


2

3

0



4

0

6



2

4

1



5

2

4



l

31 8


Total — 48/14 49/1? 39/1 M/15 56/10 52/11 39/18 337 81

Notes— B. R. means marks Before Reduction.

A. R. means marks After Reduction.

divide the product by 27. Note the constellation that is

arrived at by counting the remainder from Aswini. When

Saturn passes through this constellation or its triangular ones,

the death of the person's father or paternal uncle must be

predicted in such a constellation if the particular Dasa is

inclined to clfect maraka (death) to the respective parties.

Taking the illustration : The total of the Sun's Ashtaka¬

varga will be 14. This multiplied by the figure in the 9th

from the Sun, i\e., 2 in Pisces, we get 14x2*28. This

product, divided by 27, yields 1 as remainder. So in this

case, first constellation from Aswini must be counted. This

will be Aswini itself. When Satur n transits over Aswini,

Makha or Moola, t he deat h of t heTatHeir or the pa ternal

uncle occurs, provided such a period indicates death to him.

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191

22. Multiply the total figure by the figure in the 8th



house from the Sun in his Ashtakavarga. The remainder

obtained by dividing this product by 12 t when counted from

Aries, gives the sign through which or through one of its

triangular signs, when the Sun passes, the native dies if

that is his mar aka period.

The total of the Sun’s Ashtakavarga after all reductions

made is 14. This multiplied by 2, the figure in the 8th from

the Sun in his Ashtakavarga, gives 28. This divided by 12

gives 4 as the remainder. So we have to take, that when

the Sun passes through Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces he will

die, in case the Dasa period also indicates the same.

23. Add together the figures in Arirs, Leo and Sagit¬

tarius; in Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn; in Gemini, Libra

and Aquarius; and in Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. See

which of these totals is the largest and ascertain the dik or

direction indicated by that set of triangular signs. The person

will have success in such a direction.

In the above-given horoscope, the figures in Aries, Leo

and Sagittarius~ 2 ; Taurus and its set of triangles -5;

Gemini and its set = 2 ; Concer and its set =■ 5. The greatest

figure is 5 represented by both Taurus and Cancer. Taurus

represents south and Cancer represents north. Therefore,

the person shines well in southern or northern countries to

his place of birth or the God or Deity he instals to worship

in his house will have been placed in one of these directions.

The Mood


24. Multiply the total of the figures by the bindus in

the 4th house from the Moon in the Ashtakavarga of the

Moon. Divide the product by 27. Ftnd out the constellation

obtained by counting the remainder from Aswini. When

Saturn passes through this or its triangular ones, the person

loseThis mother if fhe period is^unTavourable^to her.

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Hindu Predictive Astrology



Total of the (A.R. 2) figures in the Moon’s Ashtakavarga

« 12. The A R. figure in the 4th house from the Moon in

her Ashtakavarga is 0; 12 x 0 is 0. So take Aswini; .when

Saturn passes through Aswi ni, Makha o r MooIa 7 the mother

dies [fjhe Dasa period also su pports this p eriod.

25. When the Moon passes through signs in which there

are no figures (bindus), no a uspicious work should be

undertaken.

26. Direction or dik, found out according to Rul* 23,

in the Moon’s Ashtakavarga, gives the quar ter where the

person’s b ath -room will be situated in his house .

In the illustration, Aries and its set gets 3 ; Taurus and

its set 6; Gemini and its set 1 ; Cancer and its set 2. The

grea test figure i s 6 represented by Taurus which indicates

south so that the bath-room in the person’s house will be in

the southern quarter .

Mars

27. The quarter where the kitchen or the parlour is



situated in the native’s house can be ascertained by finding

the dik according to Rule 23 in the Ashtakavarga of Mars.

In the illustration, the 4 trines from Aries respectively

get 0, 0, 0 and I. Cancer gets 1 and the kitchen will be

towards the north indicated by Cancer.

28. When Saturn transits over signs in the Ashtakavarga

of Mars, containing no bindus, the native suffers from blood

diseases, and if Mars is powerful he may also die.

Mercury

29. Saturn's transiting over signs without figures in

Mercury’s Ashtakavarga kills the native’s son.

30. The strong dik or direction locates the playground

in the person's house.

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193

Jupiter


31. The bindus in the 5tb house from Jupiter in his

Ashtakavarga when doubled give the number of sons of the

person.

32. The treasure box in the house of a person can be

located with reference to the strongest direction obtained as

per Rule 23.

33. The number of children meeting early death will be

the number of planets occupying signs like debilitation and

inimical places.

v 34. Coitus done in the signs containing the greatest

number of bindus or figures in the Ashtakavarga of Jupiter

results in the birth of a child.

Venus

35. - Venus passing through signs containing the largest



figure in his own Ashtakavarga gives happiness, marriage,

lands and wealth.

36. The dik or the point of compass found as before

gives the direction of the bed-room.

In the illustrated horoscope given above. Cancer and its

set get 5 bindus and as such the bed-room of the native lies

in the northern direction (indicated by Cancer) of his house.

Satin


37. When Saturn transits over a sign devoid of any

bindus in his own Ashtakavarga, the native suffers death or

losses.

38. When the Sun and the Moon pass through signs in

the Ashtakavarga of Saturn, containing the least number of

marks, the death of the person occurs if that year is fatal to

' the native.

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39. The dik or the compass, obtained as before, points

out the direction where the sweepings are gathered.

40. Add together the B.R. biodus in the Ashtakavarga

of Saturn from the Ascendant to the sign where Saturn is

and from the sign where Saturn is to the Ascendant. These

two totals will indicate the years in which the native suffers

illoess or diseases or miseries. These two totals added

together give the year in which the person dies.

Sarvashtakavarga

Sarvashtakavarga meant the Ashtakavarga of all the

planets considered together. So far we have considered the

Bhinnashtakavarga , /.*., the Ashtakavarga of each individual

planet and that too after each has been subjected to two

kinds of reductions.

We shall now dispense with the Ashtakavarga Table

obtained after reductions and pitch our attention upon the

Ashtakavarga Table obtained before reduction. To obtain

the Sarvashtakavarga, add together all the B.R. bindus in

each sign separately. For example, the figure in the sign Aries

of the Sarvashtakavarga will be the aggregate of the b*pdus

or the figures in the sign Aries in the several BhinnasHikavargas

(individual Ashtakavarga Tables). Similarly, the t'tal

bindus in Taurus, Gemini, etc.* must be obtained.

As already stated above, the student must bear in mind

that this addition of bindus must be carried out before the

two reductions are applied.

We shall take the illustrated horoscope given at the

beginning of this chapter as an example.

Adding together all the bindus found in Aries in each

table given above (‘‘before reduction” figures), we get the

Sun’s Ashtakavarga 5, plus the Moon’s Ashtakavarga 4, plus

Mars* Ashtakavarga 3, plus Mercury’s 4, plus Jupiter’s 4,

plus Venus’ 5, plus Saturn’s 4-29 total, which is of course

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£e figure in Aries in the Sarvashtakavarga Table. After

continuing the same process for each sign, we get the

gfarvashtakavarga Table thus:

n_

Sign Fig.



Sign

Fig •


Sign

Fig.


Sign

Fig.


Cancer 28

Libra


28

Capricorn

25

Jiurus 33



Leo

23

Scorpio



24

Aquarius


26

Oemini 33

Virgo

27

Sagittariu



is 30

Pieces


31

The above-mentioned table can also be represented as

below which will be easier to understand.

This table will be useful in predicting some of the most

outstanding events concerned with the life of the native and

ttrthe determination of Ayurdaya or longevity. This is called

the Bindusodhana Ashtakavargayurdaya (longevity obtained

after searching the strength of the eight sources of energy

in a horoscope). I shall briefly outline this method for the

benefit of my readers.

31

Pisces


29

Aries


33

26

Sarvashtakavarga



28

25

Table



23

30

Sag.



24

28

27



Virgo

If the calculations are correctly done, it will be seen that

•he sum of all the figures in the Sarvashtakavarga will be

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always 337, this being the total of bindus of the sfeven

Bhinnashtakavargas. In the particular horoscope, we are

illustrating, the total comes to 337 ; so our calculations are

correct.

41. If there are more than 30 bindus in a sign, then

planets transiting over it produce happiness, wealth and

mental peace and prosperity, if the figure is between 23 and

30, no good will happen, nor will the result be evil effects;

if the bindus are less than 23, the results will be very bad.

42. Business enterprises, marriage ceremonies and other

auspicious festivities must be commenced when the rising

sign is one which contains the largest number of bindus in

the Sarvasbtakavarga Table

43. The general disposition of such houses or bhavas as

contain a great number of bindus will be favourable or

prosperous. The rule does not bold good with reference to

the 6th, the 8th and the 12th bouses.

44. The person will have gene ral happiness and prosperity

if the numbe/of bindus in the 11th house (representing gain

from the Ascendant) is greater than that in the 10th (represent¬

ing labour and karma) and if the number of bindus in the

12th (representing loss) is smaller than that in the 11th and

if the number of bindus in the Ascendant be greater than

that in the 12th.

In our illustrated horoscope, the 11th house is Sagittarius.

The number of bindus here is 30; that is greater than 24, the

number of bindus in the 10th, and 23 the number of bindus

in the 12th (Capricorn) is not smaller than 24, the number of

bindus in the 10th; but is equal to it. Nevertheless, the

native will be generally happy and will have more gains than

losses.


43. Whether a person will be happy in his cbildhobd,

youth or old age can be determined as follows. Add together

the bindus of the four signs from Cancer; and add together the

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Modus of tbe four signs fro m Sco rpio an d also add together



tEe bind us of the four signs from Pisces. Pisces to Gemini,

?Vnwr to Libra ind Scorpio to Aquarius denote childhood,

jguth and old age respectively. Of the three sections of the

life, whichever total is greatest, it indicates happiness and

prosperity during that period of life. If there a re three or more

malefic planets in any of these sections, the person will suffer

miseries in the part of life indicated by the particular division.

' In the illustrated horoscope, the childhood, youth and

old age sections get 126, 106 and 10S marks (bindus) respec¬

tively and accordingly the happy life of tbe person would be

during bis childhood; youth and old age will also be fairly

good and not bad.

46. The sum of bindus, obtained by adding those

contained in tbe bouses occupied by Saturn. Accendant and

Mars, gives the year in which the native suffers miseries and

diseases .

47- Add together the bindus in signs occupied by Rahu,

Mars and Saturn. The total will give the year m which the

dative receives serious injuries from weapons, enters battle¬

fields o r gets poisoned or wounded.

48. When the native would get a son, much wealth, etc.,

can be predicted by adding together the biodus of signs

occupied by benefic planets.

In all tbe above three instances, wherever the age obtained

eiceeds that obtained by considering maraka (death-inflicting)

pjianets or, wherever necessary, such figures must be reduced

by the subtraction of multiples of 12 and 27. |

These rules, applied to the horoscope we have considered,

will give the following results

The total of the figures of the sign occupied by Saturn,

Agceodunt and Mars is 33, 26 and 23-82. TTiis figure

ind i ca tes the age when tbe native suffers miseries or

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illness. Since the length of life of the person may not exceed

75 or 76, this figure must be subjected to a reduction. By

subtracting 5 times 12 we get 22. The native suffers illness

in his 22nd year. In tact he suite.ed seriously from malaria

for 15 days continuously. Miseries and diseases may also be

predicted for this person in bis 28th, 34th, 47th and 58th

years.

The total bindus of the houses occupied by benefics is 47.



Subtracting twice 12 from this, we get 23 as the person's age

to get a soo or a start in life.

49. Multiply the total number of bindus of tbe Ashtakavarga

of tbe planet who is the lord of the Asc endant, bindus

of the lord o f the 9th and bindus of the lord ot tne 4th by

bindus of the 8th house, 9th bouse and 4tn bouse respectively,

and in each case divide the product by 12. The remainder

gives the month from Aries in whic h the native, h is fathe r

and his mother respectively mav die. ——

In the illustrated horoscope, tbe lord of the 4th is Venus

and his marks or bindus are 52. This multiplied by 33, the

number of bindus in. tbe 4tb house in tht Sarvashtakavarga

1716

gives 52x33 1716. This divided by 12 gives— jj— — 143.



When the remainder is 0 take Aries and the Sun will be in

this sign when the native’s mother dies.

50. The strongest dik or direction obtained must be

chosen for building houses, for travelling, etc., and the other

directions avoided. The four directions get 82, 85, 88 and

82 respectively and generally the native must choose West

(represented by Gemini) as beneficial to him.

Determination of Aynrdaya

Tbe Ayurdaya (longevity) is thus determined with the aid

of Ashtakavarga bindus. There are several methods to find

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oitt Ayurdaya on the basis of Ashtakavarga, but I shall

explain the most common one.

( Now again we must divert our attention to Bhinnasktakaitarga

Tables of all the seven planets, “after reduction’’ and

.forget for the present the same tables “before reduction’’.

51. The essentials to be considered in the determination

of Ayurdaya are (1) Rasi Gunakara and (2) Graha Gunakara.

Rasi Gnoakara

These are the zodiacal factors or multipliers of the A.R.

bindus in the signs. The figures or bindus left, after the

two reductions are applied, in the several signs from Aries

In the Ashtakavarga of each planet, must be multiplied by

-{heir respective zodiacal factors. All the 12 products must

be added together.

The Rasi Gunakara (zodiacal factors) are as follows:—

Aries 7, Taurus 10, Gemini 8, Cancer 4, Leo 10, Virgo 5,

Libra 7, Scorpio 8, Sagittarius 9, Capricorn 5, Aquarius II,

r l Pisces 12. This is constant for all horoscopes. We

II reproduce the Ashtakavarga of the Sun for ready

reference:

2

2

3



0

2

Sun's



3

Ashtaka vurga

after 1 A II

2

reductions



0

0

0



0

0

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Apply the above rules to the Sun.

Aries 2 (No. of bindus in it) x 7 (Zodiacal factor) = 14

Taurus


3

do.


X

10

do.



= 30

Gemini


0

do.


X

8

do.



= 0

Cancer


3

do»


X

4

do.



= 12

Leo


0

do.


X

10

do.



= 0

Virgo


0

do.


X

5

do.



0

Libra


0

do.


X

7

do.



= 0

Scorpio


0

do.


X

8

do.



= 0

Sagit.


0

do.


X

9

do.



= 0

Capri.


2

do.


X

5

do.



= 10

Aquarius


2

do.


X

11

do.



= 22

Pisces


2

do.


X

12

do.



= 24

The sum of the figures 112

Sum = 112.

Applying the same rules to each of the seven planets we

get:—

Moon 104; Mars 8 ; Mercury 132: Jupiter 85 ; Venus 81



and Saturn 118.

Keep these figures on one side and consider the other

aspect.

Graha Gnnakara

These are planetary factors or multipliers of the figures

of the planets. Multiply the several A.R. figures in the signs

occupied by the various planets by the figures of the planetary

factors and add the seven products together.

The Graha Gmakara (planetary factors) are:

Sun 5. Moon 5, Mars 8, Mercury 5. Jupiter 10, Venus 7

and Saturn 5.

In the example horoscope, the Sun is in Cancer; Moon

and Saturn in Taurus; Mercury, Venus and Mars in Leo;

and Jupiter in Scorpio. Considering the Ashtalcavarga

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201


Table of the Sun (page 199) there are 3 bindus in Cancer (the

place of the Sud). Multiply thir by the Sun’s planetary

factor 5. We get 5 x 3- 15 ; take the Moon ; she is in Taurus;

there are 3 bindus in Taurus in the Sun’s Ashtakavarga;

multiply this 3 by the planetary factor of the Moon, viz., 3.

We get 5 x 3 = 15. When we apply the same rule to the rest of

the signs containing bindus we get:

Sun-Cancer 3 (No. of bindus) x 5 (Planetary factor) -15

Moon-Taurus 3

do.


x 5

do.


= 15

Mars-Leo 0

do.

x 8


do.

- 0


Mercury 0

do.


x . 5

do.


= 0

Jup.-Scorpio 0

do.

x 10


do.

- 0


Venus-Leo 0

do.


x 7

do.


- 0

Saturn-Taurus 3

do.

x 5


do.

= 15


Total 45

The total of these will be 45 and

this number

is derived from

the Sun’s Ashtakavarga; similarly, ascertained for the

Ashtakavarga of other planets, we get:

Sun 45; Moon 60; Mars 10; Mercury 80; Jupiter 50;

Venus 15 and Saturn 50.

Add together the Rasi figures and Graha figures so

obtained for each planet; multiply the result by 7 and divide

the product by 27. The quotient gives the years of Ayurdaya

the particular planet denotes. The remainder must be

reduced to months and days.

We shall take the Sun in our example horoscope. The

sign total is 112 and the planet total is 45, i.e., 112

plus 45 - 157. This multiplied by 7 and divided by 27

gives - ^27 ~ ~ ~ years. Since this number exceeds 27,

deduct 27 or a multiple of 27. Deducting 27 we get 13.70

years as the term of life granted by the Sun.

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Wc get the following terms with reference to other

planets:—

Sun

Years


13.70

Moon


15.52


Mars

4.66



Mercury

096



Jupiter

8.00



Venus

24 88



Saturn

16.55



(Fractions are omitted for the sake of convenience.)

These years are subject to reduction or haranas on account

of their conjunctions with or aspects of other planets.

52. If there is more than one planet in a sign, reduce its

term of life by one-half.

53. If a planet is debilitated, deduct one-half.

54. For a planet in Astangata (combustion), deduct onehalf.

Combustion occurs when the Moon, Mars, Mercury,

Jupiter, Venus and Saturn are 12 deg, 17 deg., 14 deg..

11 deg., 10 deg. and 16 deg. respectively from the Sun back¬

wards or forwards; when retrograde, combustion occurs

wheo Mars, Mercury and Venus are 8 deg., 12 deg., and 8

deg. respectively.

55. If a planet is in its Tatkalika salru's Rasi (temporary

enemy's house), its term of life must be reduced by one-third.

(See page 21 for Tatkalika satrus.)

56. Plaoets above the horizon (12th, llth, iOtb, 9th,

8 th and 7th bhavas) lose one-half of their Ayurdaya.

57. If a planet suffers defeat in Grahayuddha (planetary

fight), one-third Ayurdaya must be deducted.

58. If the Sun or Moon is of unusual appearance (as in

eclipse), deduct one-third Ayurdaya. When one and the same

planet is subjected to several reductions, only the highest

reduction should be made.

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203


According to the above rules, the Ayurdaya of all the

planets require to be halved excepting that of the Sun as be

it below the horizon and accordingly we get the following

figures:


Sun

Years


— 13.70

Moon


— 7.76

Mars


- 2.33

Mercury


— 0.48

Jupiter


— 4.00

Venus


— 12.44

Saturn


— 8.27

Total 48.98

Multiply this sum of years by 334 and divide the product

by 36S, to convert Chandramana (lunar) years into Sowramana

(solar) years:

48 98


We get x 334 - 44.87 years as the longevity of the

native.


In actual practice the Ashtakavarga system of predicting

longevity has not been found to yield satisfactory results.

But there are other systems, which must also be considered

and above all, the mar aka planets and their Dasas are of

vital importance.

CHAPTER XXVII

Prasna Saatra or Horary Astrology

Horary Astrology deals exclusively with the answering of

questions in the light of planetary influences, relating to

important events in , the daily transactions of human life.

This branch indeed forms a most useful and prominent aspect

of astrological science inasmuch as it helps us to foretell the

occurrence of many important future events beforehand,

how and when such events will take place, what their exact

nature is whether or not they terminate favourably, who is

instrumental for them and how far such events are beneficial

or detrimental to the interests of the party concerned, without

reference to the birth chart.

Supposing a person wants to know whether his stolen

property can be regained or not, whether an individual

suffering seriously recovers from bis illness or not. whether

it would be profitable to invest money in any business transac¬

tion, whether a man would be successful in any speculations,

whether the lands he is planning to purchase would bring

him luck and whether, in fact, so many everyday human

events would be beneficial or not, then all these can success¬

fully be answered with the aid of Horary Astrology. The

predictions based on its principles seldom go wrong unless

the very foundation is shaky.

If any obstacles are thrown on the way of success jn any

undertaking or enterprise, by ascertaining these beforehand by

means of Horary Astrology, we can resort to remedies to

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20S


minimise or completely overcome such evils, tod augment

the good, so that the future way for one’s progress and

prosperity may be smoothened.

In the case of Prasna or Horary Astrology, first ascertain

the exact time at which a question or query is put and for

that time mark the positions of planets and the Ascendant

andjdetermine the balance of the Dasa and Bhukti. Mark

also the Navamsa diagram. In fact construct a map of the

heavens for the question time just as you would do for birth

time. A number of typical questions are also given in my

Astrology for Beginners.

This Ascendant is called the Prasna Lagna or the rising

sign at the time of the question.

1. The success and failure in any undertaking, such as

starting of business, examination results, etc., should be

predicted with reference to the Prasna Lagna. The object of

the querist will succeed if a beneficial sign rises and joins a

favourable navamsa, or if the rising sign be in a Sirshodaya

Rasi. If the beneficial rising sign is aspected by malefics

and its lord has also a similar position the querist will succeed

after some effort.

Whether a particular query refers to minerals, vegetables

or animals must be first ascertained as per rules given below

and then, its success or failure prognosticated.

2. If, at the rime of a query, the rising sign be 1st, 4th

and 7th; 2nd, 5th and 8th ; and 3rd, 6th and 9th navamsas,

the question refers to minerals, vegetables and animals

respectively in an odd sign, and in an even sign, the reverse

holds good.

3. If, at the time of query, Saturn is found in an odd

sign from the Prasna Lagna, the woman will have a male

child, and if Saturn occupies an even sign, a female child

will be born. If male planets occupy masculine Shadvargas

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a male child will be born; if male planets are in female

Shadvargas a female child will be born.

4. If Saturn is in the 7th house, the querist will be

married within 3 months from the date of question. If the

Moon in 3, 3, 6, 7 or 11 is aspectcd by Jupiter, the Sun and

Mercury, and ifbenefics occupy quadrants or trines, the

querist will have marriage very early.

3. If at the time of query it is found that the Sdn,

Venus or Mars joins the 7th house, it means the querist has

committed adultery with another man’s wife. Jupiter in the

7th indicates bis own wife, Mercury, a prostitute, and Saturn

a very low-caste woman.

6. Predict the safe return of the person gone to foreign

lands, if the query refers to this point, if there is any planet

retrograde between the 8tb bouse and the Ascendant.

7. If a query refers to the advent of enemies in a war

or otherwise, such enemies would retreat, even if they have

come some distance, should be predicted when the 4th, 3th

and 6th houses from the Prasna Lagna are occupied by evil

planets. The enemy even if he has come for an attack would

return back within that period (in months) obtained by

reckoning from the Prasna Lagna to the planet fully possessed

of strength. If such a powerful planet falls in a fixed sign,

double the number of months, if be occupies a common sign,

treble the number of months.

Say at the time of a query Cancer rises and Jupiter

possessed of full strength is in the 8th, viz., Aquarius. Count

from Cancer to Aquarius. This is 8. Since Aquarius is a

fixed sign, double 8, you will get 16. That is, if this query

relates to any war, the enemy would return within 16 months

or peace efforts would be successful within 16 months from

date of the commencement of regular hostilities.

8. Success io speculation, etc., should be predicted when

benfcfics are in 3, 3, 7 aod 11 and losses when malefics are

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207

in these signs. If the Ascendant is Gemini, Virgo, Libra or



Aquarius with benefics in it, success would invariably follow.

9. Recovery from any illness should be predicted if

benefics are in Prasna Lagna, 5th, 8th and 7th houses and

have auspicious aspects and the Moon is in the 3rd, 6th,

10th or 11th.

10. Predict the safe return of a person from his travels

if there are planets in the 6th or 7th, Jupiter in a quadrant

and Mercury or Venus in a trine at the time of question.

Find out the nearest planet to Prasna Lagna and multiply

the number by 12. The product will indicate the number of

days within which the traveller returns to his native land.

If the nearest planet is in retrograde motion, be will start

to return after that number of days.

11. If a powerful benefic occupies the llth house from

the Prasna Lagna or if the Full Moon occupies it aspected

by Jupiter or Venus, predict speedy recovery of the lost

property, when a question relates to this subject If such a

Prasna Lagna falls in a fixed sign, or in a fixed navamsa,

the article will have been stolen by a near relative of the

querist.


The 1st, 2nd and 3rd drekkanas of the Prasna Lagna

indicate the verandah, the central hall or the backyard of the

house of the thief where the stolen thing was deposited.

The particular direction, towards which a stolen article

is removed, can be ascertained either by the Prasna Lagna

itself or by the most powerful of the planets found in

quadrants at the time of query ; when there are no planets

in the quadrants, then have recourse to the Ascendant itself.

In the case of planets, the directions will be as follows : —

Sun—East; Venus—S.-E.; Mars—South ; Rahu—S.-W.;

Saturn—West; tbe Moon—N.-W.; Mercury—North ; Jupiter

—N.-E.


In tbe case of signs, the directions will be Aries—East;

0*6 Sbs&O M

|: S s E i-e

^iS« 5 ,-N ^*40 V«^sHE^r»SB x c MS

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Leo aod Sagittarius—S.-E.; Taurus—South ; Virgo and

Capricorn—S.-W.; Gemini—West ; Libra and Aquarius* -

N.-W,; Cancer—North ; Scorpio and Pisces—N.-E.

12. Find out the Navamsa of the Prasna Lagna ; if it is

after the 5th in that sign, then find out its number from the

5th and ascribe 9 times as many miles to it as that number

denotes. If the navamsa falls within 5. then the stolen article

will be some where near the precincts of the querist's place.

Say the Prasna Lagna is in the 7th navamsa, i.e., it is the

3rd from the Sth so that 3 navamsas are passed from the

5th. At 9 miles per navamsa, it will be 27 for 3 and as such,

the stolen article will have been removed to about 27 miles

away from the place of the questioner.

13- Predict the nature of the article stolen by considering

the navamsa of the rising sign, the nature of the thief by the

drekkana and age and caste of the thief by the lord of the

Ascendant.

Say for instance the Prasna Lagna falls in Aries, the

navamsa in Cancer and drekkana in Leo. It is a sign of short

ascension and the article will be a short one; the lord ol

the navamsa is the Moon apd say he is very powerfully

situated. Then the article will be a valuable one. As the

drekkana is Leo, the 2nd in Arles, the person involved in the

theft will be a man, dark in complexion, fearful in look, red

eyes and armed. (The characteristics of other drekkanas are

given in the last chapter.)

14. In the rainy season predict early rain when Saturn

and Venus occupy the 7th bouse from the Sun and the Moon

respectively and if Saturn and Venus are in the 4th and the

8th from the Prasna Lagna.

An Example of Marriage Question

Illustration .—Mr.puts the query: “Will I marry

or not?" The following are the combinations of planets for the

question tiine:—

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209


ThePrasna Lagoa is Virgo; its lord is Mercury and he

is in Taurus. The query is about marriage and the lord of

marriage is the lord of the 7th from the Ascendant and he is

Jupiter—Jupiter is in 20° Cancer. Thus the lords of the

Ascendant and the 7th house are Mercury and Jupiter

respectively and Venus is in conjunction with Mercury. The

lord of the Lagna is in conjunction with Venus who Is in

Saturn


Mars

Sun


Merc.

Venus


RASI

Jupiter


Moon

Lagna


his own sign and thus Venus is well placed* and Jupiter also

well placed. The prediction must be given 4bat the querist

will get married early, the bride will be fair and her introduc¬

tion would be through a pious and religious man as Jupiter

is the lord of the 7th. The subject of Prasna has been dealt

with exhaustively with examples in my English translation of

Prasna Tantra.

CHAPTER XXVIII

Unknown Birth Times

The birth data of many people will not have been recorded

properly. In many a case, even the date of birth will be

unknown* In such cases it is possible to find out, rather

create, a horoscope on the basis of certain fundamental

assumptions.

One should not run away with the idea that the principles

enunciated herein are conclusive. An attempt is made in

the following pages to give the reader an idea of the methods

recommended by ancient Hindu astrological writers for

erecting horoscopes of persons whose birth dates are not

known. And these methods merit further research and

investigation by serious students of astrology. It is hoped

that workers in this field will continue investigations and

carry views herein outlined to a more extended issue since

this work is intended to merely lay down general principles.

The rules involved are laborious and take away the

patience of the reader. I have given only one important

process and have illustrated the same with an example so

that the reader may not find it difficult to understand these

principles clearly.

The astrologer, as soon as a person, who will not have

recollection of his birth date or time, comes to him for

consultation, must record the exact time, the direction and

other details of his coming and find out the exact positions

of planets and the bhavas for that time; or the time at which

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• person begins to write a letter to the astrologer for knowing

bis future, must be considered, in case of long distance and

n map cast for that time- It must be remembered that this

lime indicates the birth of the mind in.the person as he is

prompted to approach an astrologer. Sometimes this would

be more genuine than the birth time itself. Birth means the

lurth of the mind and not merely the body ; similarly the very

inclination to know the future, raised in the mind of a man,

is given expression to, not at any chosen moment but at

random—rather in a sudden manner.

1. When the time of impregnation or birth is not known,

cast a horoscope for the time of query of the person and

make out the birth chart from the rising sign at the time of

query. If the Prasna Lagna (Ascendant at question time)

be the first half of the Ascendant, the birth of the querist will

have occurred in Uttarayana (Sun’s northerly course); if it

be the other half, the birth will have occurred in Dakshina*

yana (Sun’s southernly course).

2. If the rising Dwadasamsa at the question time is the

1st, 2nd, etc., the sign occupied by Jupiter at the time of

birth will be the 1 st, 2nd, etc., respectively from the Prasna

Lagna.

By knowing the position of Jupiter, fix the age of the



person. Jupiter takes roughly 12 years to go round the

heavens. If we koow the number of circuits passed by

Jupi ter from the time of birth, the age of the person can be.

determined. In many an instance the cycle of Jupiter cannot

be easily determined and in such cases, find out the number

of cycle from the part of the body touched by the querist.

Here the maximum life is taken to be 120 yeara and this is

divided by 12 (the number of years Jupiter takes for one

cycle) so that we get 10 years corresponding to the following

divisions of the human body:

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1. Feet and ankles.

2. Knees, buttocks and shanks.

3. Thighs and sexual organ.

4. The loins and the navel.

5. Belly.

6. The chest and breast-

7. Shoulders.

8. Neck and lips.

9. Eyes and brows.

10. Forehead and the head.

Say the Prasna Lagna is in Cancer and the 4th Dwadasamsa

rises. Then Jupiter will be in Libra at the birth of the

querist. The number of Jupiter cycles must be determined.

Suppose the things are touched by the querist, then it means

that Jupiter is in the third round. So the age of the person

should be taken to be 12x2 r24/>/i« the number of years

taken by Jupiter to move from the sign occupied by him at

the question time, viz., 3 in this particular instance. That

is, the age of the querist is 24 plus 3 = 27 years.

3. The Ruthu (season), the querist was born in, should

be determined with reference to the ruler of the drekkana

rising on the Prasna Lagna or by the planet occupying the

first house, preference being given always to the strongest of

the two. If the drekkana of the Sun rises or if the Sun

occupies the Prasna Lagua, the Ruthu (see page 42) will be

Greesbma; if Venus drekkana rises or Venus is in Prasna

Lagna—Vasantha; if Mars—Greesbma; if the Moon—

Varsha; if Mercury—Sarat; if Jupiter—Hemantha; and if

Saturn—Sisira, if the Ruthu (season) so obtained does not

agree with the Ay an a (cycle), then change the Moon, Mercury

and Jupiter for Venus, Mars and Saturn respectively. Divide

the rising drekkana into two equal parts and if the first

division is rising, ascribe the first month of the Ruthu, and

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if second, the second month as the month of the birth of the



querist.

Each sign contains 1.800 minutes of arc and each

drekkana 600 minutes. We have ascribed 2 months to each

drekkana and 1 month to one half so that 1 month is repre¬

sented by 300 minutes (of zodiacal space). Therefore each

day get 300/30-10 minutes of arc and the particular day of

the birth must be determined by the rising minute of the

Prasna Lagna.

4. The lunar day of birth of the querist is represented

by the number of degrees passed over by the Sun in any

particular sign at the time of question.

5. The nocturnal or the diurnal nature of the Prasna

Lagna reveals the birth of the querist during the day or

during the night respectively.

6. The degress rising on the Prasna Ascendant indicate

the ghatikas of birth after sunrise or sunset as the case

may be-

7. The lunar months of birth can also be determined

from the navamsa occupied by the Moon at the time of

u'query : or the birth time of the querist will be the Prasna

Lagna, or the 5th or the 9th from it, whichever is most

(powerful.

- 8- The safest thing in such doubtful cases would be to

will occupy the sign typifying the part of the body so touched

jjjjTthe querist of his ow n a ccords If the querist touches his

head, face, chest, heart, belly, sexual organ, thighs, knees

buttocks and feet, the Moon’s position will be in Aries,

Taurus, etc., respectively, Pisces corresponding to the feet.

■j 9. If the Moon is in Pisces at the time of query, she

' will be in the same sign at the birth time of the querist.

Some say that if the Moon is not in Pisces at the question

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time, then the will. be in that sign which is equal to the

number of signs gained by her from the Prasna Lagna.

Let ns suppose that a person, who does not know his

birth data, puts a query on 12-4-1937 at about 16-44 gbatis

after sunrise at Bangalore. The positions of planets at the

time of question are shown in the chart given below.

29* 50'


Sun

Saturn


Moon

Merc.


Venus

Ketu


Query on

12-4-1937

at 16-44 f ha tis

9° 54'


Ascdt

Jupiter


Man

Rahu


Then we find according to the above rules that (a) the

query is put in the first half of the Ascendant and hence the

birth of the querist will have occurred in Uttarayana. (6)

The Prasna Lagna falls in the 4th dwadasamsa, the sign

occupied by Jupiter at birth will be the 4th from the Prasna

Lagna, i.e., Libra, (c) The querist touched his thighs and.

therefore, Jupiter will be in the third cycle at the time of

query. He has completed 2 cycles or 24 years and has

passed 3 years in the 3rd cycle—from Libra (where Jupiter

is at birth) upto Capricorn (where Jupiter is at the time

time of query)—the age of the person at the time of

query will be 24 plus 3-27 years passed, (d) The ruler of

the drekkana of the Prasna Lagna is the Moon (1st drekkana)

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nd beoct the birth should have occurred in Varsharuthu

(Sravana-Bhadrapada). Since this Ruthu does not agree with

the Ayana, the Ruthu of the alternative planet, that is the

Ruthu of Venus (Vasantha), should be deemed as the Ruthu

of the birth, (e) The rising drekkana is first (9® 54* having

passed in it) and if it is divided into two equal divisions,

each gets 5°. The Prasna Lagna is within the second 5° of

this drekkana so that the birth has occurred in the second

month of the Ruthu, viz., Vaisakha (April-May). (/) The

number of minutes passed in the latter half of rising drekkana

is 2$4’ (4° 54'); each day gets 10 minutes and as such 294'

•94 4


«« -jj-M -jq~, i.e., 29 days have passed and a portion of

the 30th. Therefore, birthday must be the 30th day of lunar

month Vaisakha. (g) The Sun is in 29 50* Pisces and there¬

fore lunar day at birth must be the 30th day (New Moon day)

of the month of Vaisakha. ( h ) Cancer, the Prasna Lagna,

is a nocturnal sign. Therefore, the birth should have

occurred during the day. (/) The duration of day on the

birth date is 30-40 ghatis. Converting this into vigbatis

(1 ghati-60 vigbatis), we get gh. 30 x 60 plus 40= 1840

vighatis. The length of day or night of birth being known,

it is represented by the rising sign and the longitude of the

Ascendant, the exact proportion of the sign that has arisen

above the horizon. Here the length of day is 1840 vighatis

and the number of degrees that has already arisen above the

9 9

horizon is 9° 54' or 9° 9*. Therefore, we get x 1840 =607.2



vighatis or ghatis 10.12 after sunrise. That is, the birth of

the querist took place at 10.12 ghatis after sun rise on the

30th day of lunar month Vaisakha 27 years traced back from

the year of the question.

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Considerable research must be carried on in this branch

of astrology and then alone we shall be able to appreciate

how far these principles hold good in actual practice.These

rules were propounded by the ancient Mab'arishis, who were

master minds. Knowledge to them did not resolve itself to

mere observation and statistical study. They discovered

many a grand truth by intuition, a process which modern

science sadly lacks.

CHAPTER XXIX

Medical Astrology

Medical Astrology is a part of the grand celestial science

dealing with the several zodiacal, planetary and stellar

influences which affect the health, constitution, functions

and habits of life. In fact, Medicine is a branch of astro*

logy. This conclusion is clear on its very face. Configurations

of planets in the heavens in certain angular positions emanate

certain forces or energies, which, when they are not in

harmony with the energies of an individual, bring about

certain disturbances in his physical and mental dispositions.

To avert the evil influences of planets, the ancients contem¬

plated upon discovering remedies, and the science of Medicine

was gradually founded and developed in this manner.

Each sign of the zodiac represents a certain part of the

human body and the diseases peculiar to it and each planet

also indicates certain types of diseases. Disease and death

are due to the disturbances in the laws of proportion and

conjunction of natural forces emanating from the planets

and the times which these disturbances occur, can be

previously ascertained and adequate provision made to arrest

or minimise such evil influences.

The planetary positions at birth clearly indicate the nature

of the diseases one would suffer from, when and how they

would affect us and how best to alleviate them.

1. The twelve signs of the zodiac commencing from

Aries in general and from the Ascendant in particular govern

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the twelve important organs of the human body and in

addition to this, planets in one sign will affect organs governed

by the sign of the same element or constitution*

Aries

governs


Head

Taurus


* *

Face


Gemini

•>

Chest



Cancer

Heart


Leo

»»

Belly



Virgo

Waist



Libra

»>

Lower belly



Scorpio

it

Sexual organ



Sagittarius

n

The two thighs



Capricorn

M

The two knees



Aquarius

n

Buttock



Pisces

n

Feet



In general, such signs as are occupied by evil planets

indicate want of development or deformity in the organs

they represent and those sign's which are occupied by bene¬

ficial planets indicate beauty and health to the organs repre¬

sented by them.

Each planet is given control over some humour (do ha)

causing disease and the type and seat of disease depend u|i In

the nature of the planet and the particular sign occupied by

it and the period of suffering is denoted by the Dasas and

Bhuktis of such a planet as shown below.

Aries

governs


the face.

Taurus


• *

the neck and throat.

Gemini

*>

upper arm and throat*



Cancer

breast, epigastric region and



elbow.

Leo


• t

back and forearm.

Virgo

• t


hands and abdominal region.

Libra


ft

lumbar region and loins.

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Scorpio

governs


external generative and

urinary organs and anus.

Sagittarius

9 9


hips.

—jr Capricorn

99

epidermis.



Aquarius

99

legs and ankles.



Pisces

♦ 9


toes.

Virgo, the 6th from Aries, is a mental sign and this must

always be considered dealing with the question of diseases.

Virgo means Virgin. Virgin is the male or female who has

had no sexual connection and who is chaste, pure and un¬

adulterated. The health is perfectly maintained when all the

chemical constituents of the blood are present in normal

quantities. When they are adulterated, diseases set in.

Disease is the result of the virgin health being adulterated.

Therefore, when the sign Virgo is badly afflicted by the

vibrations of the malefic planets, the whole world must

suffer from ill-health, and diseases of some sort or the other

make their appearance and take away large tolls of life.

In the astrological nomenclature, Virgo is referred to as the

sign representing sickness. Mind has a tremendous influence

on health and when it is free from agonies and distractions,

the health also remains unimpaired. When the mind is

affected, the physical body also suffers. Virgo represents

that part of the Kalapurusha (zodiacal man) in which the

liver and the intestines are situated. The Sun, when he

enters Virgo every year, renders the public health suffer for

want of digestion and from intestinal troubles. The solar

plexus is the seat of feeling and sensation. It consists of a

group of twelve different ganglia and lies directly back of

the stomach. The twelve divisions of the solar plexus corres¬

pond with the twelve zodiacal divisions. The solar plexus

play an important part in man. In finding out the disease,

etc., Virgo alone must be first considered. Similarly the

6th house in any horoscope from the Ascendant rules the

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intestinal and digestive organs and since all troubles, more

or less, arise tvhen these organs become inactive, the sixth

sign in a horoscope operates as the sign of diseare. This is in

general and in particular horoscopes, the Ascendant repre¬

sents Aries and so on.

3. Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are fiery signs and control

the vitality of persons; Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn are

earthly signs and control bones and flesh; Gemini, Libra

and Aquarius are windy signs and they govern the breath;

and Cancer and its trines are watery signs and govern the

homan blood.

4. The following internal organs are governed by the

12 signs of the zodiac:

Aries or the Ascendant — Brain, nerve centres

Taurus or the second — Gullet, cerebellum

Getoini or the third — Lungs, breath, nerve fibres

Cancer or the fourth — Stomach

Leo or the fifth — Heart, blood and liver

Virgo or the sixth — Bowels, and solar plexus

Libra or the seventh — Kidneys.

Scorpio or the eighth — Excretory system and bladder

Sagittarius or the ninth — Arterial system

— Capricorn or the tenth — Bones and joints

Aquarius or the eleventh — Blood circulation, eyes and

breath


Pisces or the twelfth — Lymphatic system

5. Head, face, heart, back, hips and thighs are fiery in

nature. Throat, bowels and neck are earthly. Lungs, kidneys

and blood are airy and stomach and digestive, excretory and

lymphatic systems are watery. The zodiacal signs named

above having these qualities also possess dominion on all these

organs.

6. The following anatomical structures are represented

by the different signs of the zodiac

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Acig. —Cranium, cerebrum, cerebellum, facial bones,



upper jaw, pituitary glands. Taurus^ - Cervical vertebrae, ears,

lower jaw, larynx, thyroid gland, oesophagus. Gemini .—

Humorous, clavicles,shoulders, capillaries, lungs and tracheae

scapula, upper ribs. Cancer. — Diaphragm, sternum, elbow

joint, epigastric region, thoracic duct, ribs in general. leg.—

Radius, ulna, spinal column, heart, spinal cord, vertebrae.

Virgo. — Carpus, alimentary canal, metacarpus, duodenum,

phalanges, abdomen. Libra^- Ovaries and seminal vesicles,

urilers and epidermis, lumbar vertebrae. Scorpio. — Pelvic

bones, testicles, rectum, sacrum and colon and bladder.

Sagittarius, —Femur, hips, sacral region. Capricorn. — Kneejoint,

hairs, nails and skeleton in general, patela. Aquarius .—

Fibula, bones and muscles of the feet and teeth, tibia, ankles,

astragalus. Pisces^ — Taurus blood circulation, meta-tarsus.

7. Diseases and signs :—

Aries. — Brain derangement, headache, fevers like ague,

malaria, sleeping sickness, apoplexy, insomnia, eye troubles,

pyorrhea. Taurus. —Obesity, absecesses, swellings in the neck,

goitre. Gemini. —Consumption, pneumonia, rheumatism,,

asthma. Cancer. — Dropsy, smallpox, flatulency, cancer. Leo.—

Digestive troubles, dyspepsia, diabetes, locomotor ataxia,

swoons, fainting. Virgo. —Constipation, masturbation,

arthritis, anus troubles, venereal complaints. Libra. —Bright’s

disease, lumbago, nephritis, renal, calculi. Scorpio. — Fistula,

ulcers, nervous troubles, haemorrhoids, rectal affection.

Sagittarius .— Gout, paralysis, sudden fits, troubles in the

hip. Capricorn^— Cutaneous troubles, leprosy, leucoderma,

tooth ache, elephantiasis. Aquarius. — Nervous diseases,

spasmodic eruptions. Pisces^ - consumption, tuberculosis,

mucous troubles and tumours.

It may be asked whether the ancient Hindus had any

knowledge of these diseases; if not, how could their rulership

by the different signs and planets be ascribed ? In the

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Ayurvedic text-books a number of these diseases are elabo¬

rately dealt with. In many of the astrological works, in

giving combinations for the occurrence of different types of

diseases, the authors have hinted here and there the zodiacal

signs which have governance over them. Besides on the basis

of the examination of horoscope the information is collected.

8. Apart from the zodiacal influences, the seven planets

also possess dominion oves the different organs of the human

body, their peculiarities, constitution, etc.

The Sim. — Bile, heart, brain, head, eye and bone. The

Moon. — Breast, saliva, womb, water, blood and lymphatic

and glandular systems. A/arz.— Bile, ears, nose, forehead,

sinews, fibre and muscular tissues. Mercur v. —Abdomen.

tongue, lungs, bowels, nerve centres, bile and muscular

tissues. Phlegm, blood, thighs, kidneys, flesh and

fat and arterial system. Kewwj,— Ovaries, eyes, generative

system, water, semen and phlegm. Saturn- — Feet. ' wind,

acids, knees, marrow and secretive system.

9. Each planet rules over certain anatomical structures

in the human body and certain diseases also. This rulership

must be carefully considered.

The Sun. —Cerebellum, brain, blood, lungs, heart, stomach,

breasts, ovaries, seminal vesicles, diseases of the heart,

appendicitis, fistula, inflammatory complaints. The Moon.—

Pericardium, veins, lymphatic vessels, intestinal functions,

eye, alimentary canal, membrane—genito and urinary derange

ments, testicle, wind and colic, bronchial catarrab, dropsy,

tumours, insanity,'defective eyesight. Mars .— Muscular tissue,

muscles, carebral hemispheres—inflammation of the lungs,

heoemoptsis, haemorrhage from the lungs, spitting of blood,

consumption, hypertrophy, typhoid and enteric fever, infec¬

tious and contagious diseases. Mercury. —Nerves, breath,

air cells, sense perception, hair, tongue, mouth—nasal dis¬

orders, impediments of speech, brain and nervous disorders,

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s

asthma, bronchitis, delirium, neurasthenia, headaches,



neuralgia, palpitation, worms, genito-urinary troubles.

Jupiter . — Arteries, veins, auricle and ventricle, the pleura,

ear, blood apoplexy, pleurisy, degeneration, piles, tumours,

diabetes. Venus — Kidneys, aorta, flesh, marrow, skin,

cheeks, complexion— suppression of urine, discharge from

eyes, cutaneous eruptions, throat diseases, digestive troubles,

venereal complaints. Saturn.— Spleen, upper stomach,

•odocardium, ribs, bones, hair, nails, cold, catarrab, diseases

incidental to exposure, rheumatism, consumption, bronchitis,

asthma, gout, constipation, Bright's disease.

Precautions in Predictions

10. The house of diseases is the sixth from the Ascendant.

The planets therein, the lord of the 6th, the aspects on the 6th

and the navamsa the lord of the 6th occupies, should all be

considered for predicting diseases. The planets in the 6th

house affect the particular part of the body governed by the

sign, and the diseases will be those that are indicated by its

rulers.


11. Due attention must be paid to the Ascendant, and

the relationship between its lord and that of the 6tb. The

details given in the earlier chapters of this book about the

planetary and zodiacal peculiarities will be of immense use in

Medical Astrology.

12. The general build-up and strength of the physical

constitution must be ascertained with reference to the position

of the Sun and the mental peculiarities with reference to the

Moon. The Sun in the 6th aspected by Saturn is sure to

bring about loss of vitality by means of unnatural methods

like masturbation and sodomy.

13. Malefics in the 6th with no beneficial aspects cause

continuous illness. (Miss E. A. of New York has Mercury

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in the 6th with Saturn and Mars powerfully aspected by

Rahu—she suffered from continuous arthritis for more than

25 years.)

1 shall give below the combinations for some of the most

terrible diseases from which humanity has not claimed

immunity as yet—as it will not be possible to include in a

small chapter like this, information which relates to the

causation of each and every disease on earth.

14. Abdominal diseases, appendicitis, etc., are cau sed _by

the movemen ts of the Sun and the Moon in Vi rgo.

131 ThtTSun and the Moon in opposition and in con¬

junction with or aspected by Mars produce sudden accidents.

16. Enteric disorders and bowel disorders are brought

about by the Sun in the 6tb, aspected by Saturn. Diarrhoea

is caused by Jupiter in Virgo being afflicted.

17. Mars in Libra, afflicted by Venus and aspected by

Saturn, causes Bright’s disease.

18. If Mars and Venus aspect the Ascendant and if there

a>e evil planets in the 6th aspected by other evil planets, the

person suffers from chronic constipation.

19. If the Moon is afflicted by Saturn in Aries which

governs the pituitary body), and Mars also has influent over

the Moon, the person suffers from leprosy.

20. If Mars and Venus are in the 7th and are aspected by

malefics, the person suffers from inflammation in the testicles.

21. If t he Moon is in Cancer or Scorpio in Rasi or in

Navamsa~ahd is powerfully aspected b y ma lefics. the person

suffers from diseases in the anus.

' 2& Saturn and Mars in the 12th aqd the 2nd ; the Moon

in the Ascendant, the Sun in the 7tb, respectively, make the

native suffer from white leprosy.

23. If the Moon is in the 10th, Mars in the 7th and

Saturn in the 2nd from Qie Sun, the native becomes crippled.

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24. If the Moon is between Saturn and Mars and the

Sun is in Capricorn, the person suffers from asthma and

pneumonia.

25. If the Sun and the Moon mutually exchange their

houses either in Rasi or in the Navamsa, the person suffers

from consumption.

26. If the Moon is in the Sth navamsa of Sagittarius, or

in the navamsas of Aries, Pisces, Capricorn and Cancer or in

any other signs and aspected by Saturn on Mars, the person

undoubtedly suffers from consumption.

27. If the Sun, the Moon, Mars and Saturn are in the

6tb, the 8tb, the 2nd or the 12th respectively, the person

becomes blind owing to the excessive accumulation of the

humour represented by the strongest of these planets.

28. The malefic planets in the 3rd f Sth, 9th and lltb,

having no beneficial aspects, produce deafness and this will

be given rise to by the humour indicated by the strongest of

the planets placed in any of the above signs.

29. If the Moon, the Sun and Mars are in the 7th and

have no good aspects, the person suffers from toothache.

30. Weak Moon in the 12th with Satgirn will bring about

insanity to the native.

31. If Aries, Leo, Sco rpio, Capricor n o r Aqu arius

Jwcomes'Lagna and malefics aspect it oo werfullv^-lho native 's

head becomes baldT" ’

"* 321 If Saturn is in the 9th or in the 5th and is aspected

by malefics, the native suffers from innumerable diseases*

The reader must apply these principles to a number of

horoscopes and make a comparative study of the theoretical

rules and practical Medical Astrology.

Disease comes under sixth house and this has been

exhaustively dealt with in my book How to Judge a Horoscope.

CHAPTER XXX

Female Horoscopy*

Tbe combinations hitherto treated of in the previous

chapters are applicable to both the sexes but the information

given io this chapter is peculiar to the members of tbe female

sex.


For instaoce, there is puberty in girls which indicates that

they are fit for entering the state of motherhood. This is a

peculiar characteristic belonging to the feminine sex. The

importance of first menses has so much of physical, mental

and spiritual significance that it will be impossible to bring

them home unless we devote special attention to its study. So

many other things such as conception, delivery, etc., are

peculiar to the women.

Some of the ancient writers held that even though the

horoscopes of the women indicate any Raja Yogas—like

bestowing political power, etc., such yogas must be applied to

their husbands. Today the order has been rapidly changing.

Advocates of sex equality have been springing up like mush¬

rooms. They want to see that no barriers exist between the

males and the females, God knows for what purpose. Women

have been competing with men in all walks of life. The type

of equality, which we have been aiming at seems to be similar

to that which the West has realised already and for the results

* For further details refer to Slrl Jataka or Female Horoscopy by

Prof. B. Suryanarain Rao.

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pf which it has begun to repent. In ancient India, the equality

«u of* different nature. History and tradition afford us any

pumber of instances which go to establish that the women

sever occupied an inferior place in Hindu families or in

Hindu society and that a sentiment of reverence and respect

had always been associated with their names. With the

advent of divorce, companionate marriage and other injurious

reforms, the entire fabric of home-life and domestic harmony

be threatened with complete destruction. Pure love is being

replaced by commercial love. And divorce courts are being

resorted to on flimsy grounds or pretexts for getting rid of

the husband 6r wife. A study of the Female Horoscopy will

be of immense interest in view of the rapid advancement

women have been making in all walks of life.

Important Combinations

1. From the rising sign at birth must be ascertained the

complexion, beauty of general appearance. Marital happiness

bust be consulted from the 8th. From the 7th house should

be predicted passions, husband's character, and her own

fortunes; pregnancy, issues, conception and abortion should

tb determined from the Sth house.

2. If the Ascendant or the Moon falls in the Trimsamsa

of Aries or Scorpio and if Mars is not well situated, the girl

becomes a prostitute before puberty. If the Ascendant falls

in the Trimsamsa of Venus, she becomes adulterous; if in

Jupiter—virtuous, modest and dignified; if in Mercurycunning

; if in Saturn —dependent and depraved.

3. If Venus and Saturn exchange their navamsas, the girl

becomes extremely passionate and gratifies her instincts by

unnatural methods.

4. If the 7th bhava falls in the navamsa of Mars, and has

(he aspect of Saturn, the girl possesses a diseased sexual

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organ. If the 7th house rises in a beneficial navamsa, she will

have well-proportioned sexual organ and loves her husband.

5. The woman becomes a widow soon after marriage if

Mars is in the 7th house with absolutely no beneficial aspects,

but having malefic aspects. The Sun in the 7th in a similar

position makes her to be neglected by her husband.

Beneficial Combinations (Raja Yogas)

6. If Jupiter is in the Ascendant, the Moon in tbe7tband

Venus in the 10th, the woman becomes the wife of a very rich

man, even if she is born in humble surroundings.

7. If Jupiter is well posited in the Shadvargas and is

powerfully aspected by the Moon, the woman’s husband will

get a responsible and lucrative position as minister or as an

equal to a king.

8. A woman will have great political power if the

quadrants are occupied by benefics and the 7th falls in a

masculine sign.

9. Mars in 3 or 6 and Saturn in auspicious Shadvargas

cause a very powerful Raja Yo«a.

10. A powerful Raja Yoga is caused if Gemini becomes

the Ascendant with waxing Moon there, the Sun in the 11th

and Mercury in the 10th.

11. If the Sun possessing beneficial Shadvargas occupies

the 3rd and Saturn be in the 6th, a powerful Raja Yoga is

caused.

Widowhood

12. Conjunction of the lords of the 7th and the 8tb in

the 8th with malefic aspects.

13- Lord of the 7th with Saturn and aspected by Mars.

14. Rahu aod the Moon in the 8th with evil aspects.

15. The Moon and Rahu in the 8tb and the lord of the

7th with Saturn aspected by Mars.

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16. The conjunction of the lords of the 1st and the 8th in

12th and malefic aspects over the 8th.

17. The 7th house and its lord between two or more evil

planets without beneficial aspects.

First Menses and its Influence

This physical change in the constitution of a girl has a

tremendous influence over her entire future and a thorough

investigation into the results of planetary influences at the

time of the first menses is more essential,

ji As soon as puberty appears in a girl, cast a horoscope for

that time just like you would do if a birth time is given and

then study the various influences carefully.

' The ancient Maharishis appear to have made such wonder¬

ful researches in this branch of knowledge that they have been

able to trace the influence of weekdays, lunar days, constel¬

lations, etc., on the girl during the first menses.

18. If the first menses appear on a Sunday—the girl

suffers from diseases; Monday—good, noble and virtuous ;

Tuesday—miserable ; Wednesday—domestic harmony ;

Thursday—virtuous and chaste: Friday—obedient to husband;

and Saturday—vicious and bad tempered.

19. The following constellations are auspicious for first

menses : -Hasta, Chitta, Swati, Visakha, Anuradha, Uttara,

Uttarashadha, Uttarabhadra, Sravana, Moola, Revati,

Obanishta, Satabhisha, Aswini, Pushyami, Robini, and

Mrigasira. First menses is condemned in Pubba, Poorvashadha,

Poorvabhadra, Bbarani and Aslesha. \

20. The following times are unfavourable for the

appearance of first menses in a girl :—Sunrise, sunset and

twilights; the days of solar entries into the first degree of the

sign; Full and New Moon days; times of eclipses; the 8th

and 14th days of the dark half of a lunar month ; the time

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when the Moon stands in the 8th bouse from the radix Moon

or that of her husband ; in constellations occupied by evil

planets; when halos are seen round the Sun and the Moon;

during the death times of nearest relatives; when abnormal

phenomena like the appearance of comets, etc., occur; when

the Sun moves in the constellations of Bharani, Krittika,

Aridra and Aslesha.

21. The signs of Aries, Cancer, Scorpio, Sagittarius and

Capricorn forebode evil if first menses occur in them; the

rest are auspicious ones.

Proper remedies must be undertaken to avert the evil

influences of planets.

22. If the number of drops of menstrual fluid be one or

two, wealth and good enjoyment in life are indicated; other¬

wise the consequences will be baneful.

For fuller information on these points, I should refer my

readers to the excellent book Female Horoscopy by Prof.

B. Suryanarain Rao.

CHAPTER XXXI

Mundane Astrology

Strictly speaking Mundane means anything that relates

to this material world but somehow, at least so far as

astrology is concerned, it is interpreted as meaning “state**

or “national** and Mundane Astrology meaos astrology of

the State or national astrology which helps us to predict the

general events in the different countries like wars, plagues,

pestilences, revolutions and incidents that directly affect a

State or the head of a State and consequently tel) upon the

people.

So many calamities in this world could have been

prevented had only the different statesmen at the helms of

the various governments heeded to the warnings repeatedly

given by competent astrologers, regarding the occurrence of

nnbappy terrestrial events.

If a statesman knew when his country wouid be attacked,

he could either make such preparations as would enable him

to present a strong and united front to the enemy, or if he

loved peace could devise such plans and negotiations as would

bring about the desired honourable peace. In all these

important affairs, prevention is much better than cure. Why

should a relief propaganda be organised after a certain

catastrophe like plague, earthquake or floods has occurred

and then repent for the colossal loss of precious human lives

and properties. The loss could have been overcome if it had

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been previously ascertained when such dangerous phenomena

would visit us.

My publications World Prospects in 1939 and 1940 and

World Predictions for 1941 to 1945 and my innumerable

editorials in The Astrological Magazine deal with the

practical aspect of Mundane Astrology. Therein I have

made successful predictions about events and happenings that

were most improbable at the time the predictions were ventured

but which were realised subsequently. I have also discussed

several national horoscopes and a student of Mundane

Astrology will find, in the above books, a lot of data for

carrying on research work.

The effects of the planets over the affairs of nations are

found to be just as powerful as they are over the life of the

individual. Prof. B. Suryanarain Rao was noted for his

predictions of national events. Zadkiels I and 11 have made

remarkable predictions. I predicted the second world war

nearly one year in advance. Hitler's aggressive designs:

Mussolini's collaboration, France’s collapse in 1940; return

of the Negus to Abyssinia; Japan's Far-Eastern Policy;

Fates of Holland, Belgium, etc., German invasion of Russia ;

Mussolini's fall; Italy’s capitulation ; the invasion of Europe

by the Allies ; and the fall oT Hitler ; end of (he war, Indian

political developments, Gandhi's assassination. Khruschev's

fall, exit of Nkrumah, Chinese invasion of India, Nixon’s

fall, recent developments in India, etc.,—have all been

correctly foretold by me in my books and in the columns of

The Astrological Magazine. There is enough scientific

basis to warrant the study of Mundane Astrology by those

in control of a national government or to justify the introduc¬

tion into national affairs of a competent Astrological Bureau

to advise on future foreign entanglements. I admit that it

is too much to expect, in the present state of Mundane

A strology, for this Bureau to be always right, but if it could

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give the Government enough insight into future complications

f^ith foreign powers, that would be worth untold millions

even if this supposed Bureau made only 60 per cent of correct

predictions.

By repeated observation and the development of yoga

ftdya, the Maharishis were able to foresee all these clearly

and assign certain signs of the zodiac as representing or as

directly ruling certain parts of this world. Varaha Mihira

has given a list of countries governed by the signs and plaoets

in his Brihat Samhita and we have interpreted them in this

light of modern geographical distribution of countries.

Zodiacal Signs and Countries

Aries. —France, Switzerland, England, Denmark, Germany,

Lesser Poland, Syria, Burgandy—Naples, Verono, Capua,

Marseilles, Birmingham, Florence.

Taurus .—Greater Poland, Persia, Ireland, Asia Minor,

Georgia, part of Russia, Holland, Greek Archipelago—

Muntua, Leipzig, Dublin, St. Louis, Rhodes.

Gemini.— South-west ofEngland, U.S.A., Flanders, Lower

Egypt, Belgium, Sordinia, Wales, Tripoli—London, Versailles,

Melbourne, Plymouth, Brabant, San Francisco.

Cancer. — Holland. Scotland, New Zealand, Paraguay—

New York. Constantinople, Tripoli, Algiers, Tunis, Venice,

Manchester, Genoa and Amsterdam.

Leo .— Italy. Sicily, part of France, Chaldea, Bohemia—

Damascus, Bristol, Bath, Conton and Philadelphia, Chicago

and Bombay.

Virgo .— India, Mesopotamia, Asiatic and European

Turkey, Brazil, Crete, Assyria. West Indies, Greece—Pjiris,

Lyons, Jerusalem and Los Angeles.

Libra. —Some part of India, Portugal, Livonia, Austria,

Alaska, Japan, Tibet— Sheffield, Lisbon, Frankfort, Antwerp,

Charleston, Vienna, Johannesberg.

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Scorpio — Bavaria. Judea, Catalonia, Norway, Morocco—

Washington, Dover, Liverpool, Baltimore.

Sagittaiiu, — Spain. Arabia, Hungary, Madagascar—

Cologne, Rottenb'urg, Toledo, Sheffield.

Capricorn .—A part of India, Macedonia, Afghanistan,

Mexico, Greece, Saxony, Thrace—Brandenberg, Oxford,

Brussels.

Aquarius . —Sweden, some parts of Arabia, Russia,

Denmark, Lower Sudan, Abyssinia—Brighton, Hamburg and

Bremen.

Pisces .—Norm any. Portugal, Galicia. Egypt, Nubia,

Sahara—Alexandria, Lancaster, Ratisbon.

We have also an enumeration of the constellations that

govern the different countries and the planets and signs that

govern the different parts of a country in Varaha Mihira's

Brihat Samhita.

Houses in Mundane Astrology

The Lagna or the Ascendant of a country will be the

particular sign that rules over it. For instance, the Lagna of

England is Aries; that of India is Virgo and so on. The

exact rising degree is not definitely known.

The twelve houses from the Ascendant in a national horo¬

scope represent the following important significations :

First house^ - General affairs in the State, public health,

the conditions of the Cabinet.

$econd house .—State revenue, aristocracies in the State,

wealth of the people. State imports and commercial tran¬

sactions, allies and revenue.

Third house. —Telephones, telegrams, railways, aeroplanes,

journals and newspapers and the disposition of the neigh¬

bouring nations.

Fourth house. —Schools, colleges and other educational

institutions, pupils, landed estates, general happiness, trade

and agriculture.

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Fifth house. — Mentality of the rulers, children in the State



new' births, crime and places of amusements.

Sixth house. —State loans and debts, diseases of the people

and the rulers, territorial attacks, naval and other forces.

Health of the women, immorality in the

country, rate of infant mortality, war, foreign relations, etc.

Eighth house — Death-rate, State Treasury.

Math house. — Temples, mosques and churches, irreligious¬

ness, judicial courts, law and righteousness.

Tenth house. — The ruler, parliament, foreign trade, exports,

exploitation, revolutions and lawlessness.

Eleventh house .— Gains from other nations, gains in trade,

international relationships.

Twelfth house. — Secret crime, plots, hospitals and such

institutions, war and losses.

In giving the national predictions, the following factors

must be carefully considered :—

1. A horoscope cast for the commencement of the Lunar

year enables one to predict world events during that year with

a fair degree of accuracy.

2. Mark the horoscope for the time of the entry of the

. Sun into Arie s. Cancer, Libra and Capricorn and analyse the

^disposition of planetsand the consequentTesuIfT. These will

give the general results for the world during the particular

year.


3. Consider the lunations every month and the planetary

positions and how they stand with reference to the particular

nation or nations.

Say. for instance, the lunation takes place in Aries and

Saturn and Mars are there with other malefic influences ; the

country represented by Aries suffers greatly from public illhealth,

there will be chaos in the debates of the Cabinet and

the general affairs during that month will not be satisfactory.

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Daring the same month, the lunation will have taken place in

the 10th house from another sign governing another country.

The results will be that the death of the monarch is indicated,

foreign trade will be at its lowest ebb, lawlessness will prevail

and signs of revolution will be apparent. If the same combi*

nation occurs in the 2nd bouse of another country, then

financial depression in the State will set in, retrenchment

follows, imports affected, etc. Thus it is seen tha t evil combinations

in any sign will affect all the countries in some way or

the o ther.

The most important aspect in Mundane Astrology is the

Planetary Cabinet which will be changing portfolios every

-year and thus the results will also be changing. Planetary

Cabinet means simply this—All the seven planets will become

king, prime minister, commander-in-chief, lord of vegetation,

lord of minerals, lord of juices, lord of grains, cattle, etc.,

and these offices will be changing every year. The planet

which becomes king in one year becomes prime minister in the

next year and so on. These details can be ascertained by

looking into any standard almanac.

4. The Sun and the Moon are generally royal planets ; if

in any year either of these does not become king, then during

that year, the royalty will greatly suffer. Similarly, Mars is

the permanent commander-in-chief. If, however, in any

particular year he does not become the commander-in-chief,

the army and navy during that year must suffer. All these

details must be considered.

5. The appearance of eclipses plays a great part in

national astrology. The influences will be exercised for a

period of 6 months before and 6 months after the appearance.

The effects of the eclipse will find manifestation in the

countries through which the eclipse passes. If two eclipses—

of course one solar and one lunar —occur within 14 days, there

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-xmrallv will be national trouble!, Assassinations and war

activities (fide tbe leading article in the October 1941 issne

of Thb Astrological Magazine).

There were jtwo eclipses in March 19 14 with in 14 days, and

prof. B. Suryanarain Rao, in the MarchTW issue of Thb

Astrological Magazinb, predicted the outbreak of the

Great War in the August of that year and said that its origin

would be in Europe and that it would arise from the assassi¬

nation of a prince.

That Roosevelt would be elected as the President of

America was predicted by the author in tbe September 1932

issue of Thb Astrological Magazinb, while the election

took place in Nevember, on the basis of a solar eclipse in that

year.


It was also pointed out that there would be chaos and

confusion in the Parliamentary debates in London, that a new

Cabinet would be formed, that U.S.A. would suffer from great

financial troubles and that a number of children would die in

England on account of some disease. All these came to pass.

Mr. Roosevelt’s election for the Presidential Chair of

America, for the third time, was clearly predicted in the

September 1940 issue of Thb Astrological Macazinb.

Thus eclipses have great significance in Mundane Astro¬

logy.


6. The appearance of comets and the directions in which

they appear should also be considered. The country repre¬

sented by the signs, in which comets appear, suffers, and the

health of the people will be affected.

7. Lastly, the nativities of individuals themselves who

rule either as kings or as Presidents will have great significance

and they should be well studied.

8. Earthquakes must also be considered. Thus Mundane

Astrology is a very difficult and useful branch and the student

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i

must be careful in venturing predictions. For greater details



regarding the influences of eclipses, appearance of ometcs.

lunations and the planetary cabinet, 1 should refer the reader

to the Brihat Samhita of Varaha Mihira and in a small book

like this, it will not be possible to incorporate more than what

has already been done.

CHAPTER XXXU

Muhurtha or Election

Muhurtha means auspicious. In astrology. Muhurtha

comprehends the selection of auspicious ti mes. _for every new

even t and hence, we could interpret muhurtha as being

equivalent in the English word election.

' It is an established fact that success in any work entirely

depends upon the auspicious moment at which it is com*

menced. Even though a man may possess the best advantages,

he will not be successful in the end if he commences the work

in an inauspicious time. This means that be has not consi¬

dered the value of moving in harmony with natural forces—

that is - the invisible influences imbedded in the womb of

Time, throw obstacles on his way and deprive him of his

success.


Muhurtha, as a matter of fact, helps us to determine,

when exactly the influences contained in Time are well

disposed, when they are ill-disposed, what combinations of

planets produce beneficial influences and how the invisible

currents could be made to flow easily, after a business is

started in an auspicious moment.

If we start an event in a favourable time, the ethereal

currents, liberated from the planets at that particular moment,

will work in the minds of others and make them help the

person to attain success.

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Even io marriage*, if in the girl's horoscope widowhood

is threatened, it can be averted by selecting a very auspicious

moment for celebrating the marriage.

We call such an auspicious moment, when all the benefi¬

cial ethereal currents are called into operation, Shubha Lagna

and the inauspicious moment Ashubha Lagna.

1. Favourable Periods /or Administering Medicines . —

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Saturday

and Tuesday are not favourable.

At the time of administering medicine, benefics should be

in quadrant, the 6th, the 8th and the 12th houses from the

Ascendant. The constellations Aouradha, Mrigasira, Revati,

Rohini, Chitta, Uttara, Uttarashadha, Sravana, Dhanisbta,

Satabhisha, Punqrvasu, Swati, Aswini and Hasta are good.

Find out the time for the Lagna (rising sign) when Saturn,

the Sun and Mars are in quadrants on Saturday, Sunday and

Tuesday and at this moment perform surgical operations.

2. Constellations Visakha, Hasta,

Mrigasira, Punarvasu, Dhanisbta, Aswini, Aridra, Pubba,

Jyeshta, Poorvashadha and Poorvabhadra are good for buy¬

ing and selling domestic animals. When Leo is rising at the

time of this transaction, it is unfavourable. Sunday, Monday,

Tuesday, Wednesday, New Moon day, the 4th, the 9th and

the 14th days of the lunar month are unfavourable.

3. Agricultural Operation a.— Commence ploughing opera¬

tions in the constellations Revati, Hasta, Makba, Uttara,

Uttarashadha, Rohini, Uttarabhaara, Mrigasira, Sravana,

Dhanishta, Satabhisha, Pushyami and Chitta. Tuesday,

Wednesday and Saturday are not good. When the signs

Pisces, Taurus, Gemini and Virgo are rising, commence such

operations. Avoid New Moon days. Full Moon days, and the

lunar days of the 8th, the 9th and the 14th of the dark half.

_4j__D^jfag_H^/^ r -This must be done when certain

signs are rising if water were to fall in the well so dug. In

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Aquarius and Taurus, water can be secured in the wells.

Scorpio, Libra and Gemini give very little of water and the

rest of tbe signs give absolutely no water. Similarly, no

water will be secured if quadrants are occupied by evil planets.

Venus and the Moon in quadrants produce much water in

tbe well. When wells are dug in the sign occupied by tbe

Son, there will be rock found in tbe well. The rising signs

must be watery signs for obtaining a plentiful supply of water

and the planets influencing must also be watery ones.

5. Entering New Houses .— Tbe lunar months Magha,

Pbalguna, Vaisakha and iyeshta are good. Monday.

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday are good.

Uttarashadha, Uttarabhadra and Robini are good. New

houses should not be entered into when the Sun is in Aquarius,

Cancer or Gemini. Constellations occupied by evil planets

must be avoided. Hasta, Swati, Pushyami, Aswinl, Sravana

and Punarvasu are generally considered unfavourable.

^ 2 _£Aavi>i£^-Cutting of hair means much loss of vitality

and to minimise this, favourable days must be selected. The

4th, 14th and 16th days of tbe lunar month and New Moon

and Full Moon days are unfavourable. The constellations

Posbyami, Punarvasu, Revati, Hasta, Sravana, Dhanijhta,

Mrigasira, Aswini, Chitta, Swati, Satabhisha and Jycshta

are good.

_7. Const ructing- N qw Houses.— The Sun must be in Taurus,

Cancer, Leo, Aquarius, Aries. Libra, Scorpio and Capricorn.

The period when Jupiter and Venus are in combustion must

be avoided. The lunar month of Ashadha, Sravana, Bbadrapada,

Aswija and Pushya are not good. The constellations

Anuradha, Moola, Aswini, Hasta, Mrigasira, Jyeshta, Swati,

Chitta, Robini, Uttarashadha, Uttara and Uttarabhadra are

favourable.

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Benefics must be in quadrants (not in the Ascendant) and

the 10th bonse must be occupied by Jupiter, Venus or Mercury

and evil planets must be in the 3rd, the 6th and the 11th.

ft ftrm /jth nf Constellation. — By this we will be able to

ascertain whether a particular day is favourable to a parti¬

cular person or not.

The procedure is this. Count from the birth constellation

to the constellation of the particular day on which any new

work is to be done or any journey undertaken, etc., and

divide the product by 9, if divisible. Otherwise keep it as it

is. If the remainder is one (yanmo),_it indicates danger to

body ; if 2 isentpaf) wealth and prosperity; if _3 {ylpat)

dangers, losses and accidents.; if4 ( kshema) prosperity; if 3

(prat yak) obstacles; if 6 (sadhana) good results and gains; if

7 | [ntdhana ) danger and death ; i£8 (mitra) good ; and if 9

(parama ml Ira) very favourable.

Illustration . —Birth star Mrigasira wants to interview a

superior officer for representing bis grievances on 6-9-1933,

1 p.m. The constellation of that day is Uttarabhadra and

lasts upto 2 p. m. (in Bangalore). Counting from Mrigasira

to Uttarabhadra we get 22; dividing this by 9 we get 22/9.= .

,2 d/9. The balance is 4 and accordingly it represents kshema

or prosperity and the business will be successful.

9. Five Sources o[_ Energy .— In this, five sources of

planetary, stellar and zodiacal energies are concerned.

Supposing a man has fixed a particular time on a particular

day in a particular month for commencing some important

work. Whether or not the five sources of energy operate

favourably at that time can be thus ascertained. In all these

cases, lunar dates must be considered and the constellations

can be found out by the Moon’s position. The method of

counting the lunar days is given in the earlier chapters.

Take the number of lunar days from the first of each

lunar month, the number of weekdays from Sunday, the

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f goober of constellations from Aswini and the number of

• zodiacal signs from Aries. Add all and divide the total by 9.

’ if the remainder is 1 it indicates (mrltyu) danger or death ; if

2 (rahni) danger from fire; if 4 (rajapanchaka) very bad;

if 6 (chorapanchaka ) bad; if 8 (roga panchaka) disease bringing;

if the remainder is 3. 5, 7 or no remainder at all, then it is

good

Illustration .— Mr. X wants to start a new business on



17-9-1933 Sunday at sunrise. The constellation is Aslesha

(rules upto 9 a.m.) and the lanar date is 13th of dark half of

the lunar month Bbadrapada. The rising sign is Virgo.

Calculating the Panchaka for this, we get:—

No. of lunar days — 13

No. of constellations — 9

No. of zodiacal signs — 6

No. of the day from Sunday — 1

"29

Dividing this by y we get 29/9—3 2/9; 2 remainder. It



indicates vahni. So the time selected is not favourable.

10. Marriaee .— The 7th house from the marriage Ascen¬

dant must be free and without any planet. Mars should not

occupy the 8th and Venus must never be in the 6th. Jupiter,

Venus or Mercury should be in quadrants (excepting the 7th

house or 2nd quadrant).

New Moon day. Full Moon day, the 8th and 6th lunar

days must be avoided. The lunar months of Magha, Phalguna,

Vaisskba and Jyeshta are good. Constellations Uttara,

Uttarashadha, Uttarabhadra, Revati, Swati, Makba, Hasta,

Rohini, Annradha, Mrigasira and Moola are favourable.

11. Nuptials or Consummation Ceremony ^ —There should

be no planets in the 8th. Sunday, Saturday and Tuesday are

bad. Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Aquarius,

Sagittarius and Pisces are good. New Moon day. Full.

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Moon day, the 14tb, 6th, 8th and 4th days of the lunar month

must be avoided. The constellations Satabhisha, Hasta,

Rohini, Sravana, Anuradha, Swati, Uttara, Uttarashadha,

Moola and Uttabhadra are good.

12. Name-Giving (Namakarana) o f a New-born Child .—

The 8th house must be free. Friday, Wednesday, Thursday

and Monday are good. The constellations Anuradha, Sravana,

Uttara, Uttarabhadra; Pushyami, Revati, Hasta, Aswini,

Rohini, Mrigasira, Dhanishta and Uttarashadha are favour¬

able.

13. First Feeding, of a Child (Anna Prasana) . —The 10th



house must be without any planet. The lunar days 8, 12, 4,

6, 14 and 9 and New Moon and Full Moon days are not good.

Constellations Sravana, Swati, Anuradha, Aswini, Hasta,

Dhanishta, Pushyami, Punarvasu and Mrigasira are preferable.

14. Rahukala. — Every day certain evil influences are

supposed to be exercised on our planet at the following hours

and they must be avoided for any good work. If the sunrise

is at 6 a.m., then Rahukala will operate on :—

Monday from 7-30 a.m. to

Tuesday „ 3-0 p.m. .,

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Wednesday ,, 12- 0 noon

Thursday „ 1-30 p.m.

Friday „ 10-30 a.m.

Saturday ,, 9- 0 a.m.

Sunday „ 4-30 p.m.

15. Upanayana.— Upanavana means

sacred thread or, to be more explicit,

mysteries of Parabrahma or the Supreme

ceremony is performed amongst all high caste Hindus, when

special religious instructions are given.

The 8th house must be free from planets. Aries, Taurus,

Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Libra and Pisces are beneficial. The

9- 0 a.m.

4-30 p.m.

1-30 p.m.

3- 0 p.m.

12- 0 noon

10- 30 a.m.

6- 0 p.m.

investiture of

initiation into the

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constellations Bharani, Krittika, Aridra, Aslesha, Maltha,

Pubba, Visakha, Jyeshta, Moola, Poorvashadha, Satabhisha

and Poorvabbadra are evil constellations and this ceremony

must be performed in any one of the remaining IS constella¬

tions, which are beneficial ones. Wednesday, Thursday,

Friday and Monday are good weekdays.

16, Travelling -Travelling towards east on Saturday and

Monday, west on Sunday and Friday, north on Tuesday and

Wednesday and south on Thursday does not produce good

results. The astrological writers recommend the following

weekdays for travelling towards the different directions: —

East—Tuesday; South—Monday and Saturday; West—

Wednesday and Thursday ; and North—Friday and Sunday.

Sagittarius, Taurus, Cancer, Leo and Libra are favourable

signs for travelling; the rest are unfavourable-

The constellations Mrigasira, Aswini, Pushyami, Anuradha,

Hasta, Punarvasu, Revati,. Moola, Sravana and Dhanishta

are good.

The best time would be 12 noon when the Sun will be most

powerful and this is called Abhijtn Muhurtha. This moment

counteracts all the evil influences; or malefics must occupy 3,

6 and 11.

17. Commencing Education.— By education is meant both

religious and secular. The Sanskritists call this Akshara -

sweekara or bestowing of Akshara (indestructible forms of

sound vibrations) corresponding to the vague term of alpha¬

bets, for the first time on the child.

The 8th house must be without any planet. Lunar days

2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12 and 13 are favourable. Monday,

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are good. The constel¬

lations Punarvasu, Aswini, Cbitta, Hasta, Swati, Anuradha.

Jyeshta, Revati and Sravana are auspicious.

1 have dealt with this subject exhaustively in my book

entitled Muhurtha or Electional Astrology .

CHAPTER XXXIII

Annual Horoscopes

We have discussed in the previous pages how Hindu

astrologers predict future events by means of Vimsbottari

Dasa, which entirely depends upon the birth positions of

planets. In the next chapter, the popular Gochara system

has been expounded at considerable length. In this chapter

we shall deal with a simple method of ascertaining annual

results. Owing to the limited space at our disposal we have

to be necessarily brief in our exposition. Full details with

copious explanations and a number of illustrations will be

found in my book Varshaph al or the Hindu P rogressed Horo¬

scope, which presents a unique method of deciphering annual

results. The method adumbrated in this chapter can be

advantageously nsed if a snapshot assessment of a*year’s

outlook is desired.

Before predicting events according to rules it propounds,

one should devote some thought for properly comprehending

the principles. In this method which are going to set forth

below, all technicalities have been omitted and one can easily

understand and apply the rules without much effort. It must,

however, be hinted that our book Varshaphal enables one to

make more correct and more detailed predictions as the

procedure employed therein is certainly more comprehensive

and altogether different, though the principle is more or less

the same. The horoscope _for any particular year depends

upon the time of the SunT return to the same point that he

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247

occupied at the time of birth. Take the case of a person born



on Thursday 12 A.D. at 33-30 ghatis after sunrise.

Predictions for the 29th year are required* From the table

given below, find the figures corresponding to age. If

there are two digits in age, take the sum of the figures corres¬

ponding. Add the same to the number of weekday of birth

•Table for the Yearly Horoscope

Age

Days


Ghatis

Vighatis


Paras

1

1



15

31

30



2

2

31



3

0

3



3

46

34



30

4

5



2

6

0



5

6

17



37

30

6



0

33

9



0

7

1



48

40

30



8

3

4



12

0

9



4

19

43



30

10

5



35

15

0



20

4

10



30

0

- 30



2

45

45



0

40

1



21

0

0



50

6

56



15

0

60



5

31

30



0

70

4



6

45

0



80

2

42



0

0

90



1

17

15



0

• Tbit table has been based on the duration of the year as given in

Surya Slddhonta. Researches carried out by me have revealed that fbe

duration of the Siddhanta year is not quite correct and that we have to

take the duration of the sidereal year as measured by modern astronomy.

A revised table is given in my book Varshaphai with fuller explanations

and the reader is well advised to follow the method given in Varshapkal

for casting the annual chart.

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(Sunday I Monday 2, etc.), and the birth ghatis. The result

will be the time and day of the week at which the required

year commences. This will correspond with the time in that

year when the Sun occupies the exact position he did at birth.

In the horoscope selected above, the native has completed

28 years and entered on his 29th year.

Age past 28

For 28 we have

Days

Gh.


Vig.

Paras


For 20

— 4


10

30

0



For 8

— 3


4

12

0



For 28

Add to the above the

— IT”

14

42



0

number of weekday

and time of birth

— 5


33

30

0



We get

— T~


48

12

0



The 29th year commences on the nearest Thursday to 8th

August. That will be 8th August 1940 and the time for setting

Ketu

1

; HE ‘



H|

Mart



Asedt.

— 1 ~ ~


1

1

1 - J



RAS1*

Sun


Merc.

i

NAVAMSA



Rahu

Mars


Sun

Ketu


Venus

Merc.


j

1

i



1

i

Rahu



Moon

Jupiter


Saturn

Moon


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249


the horoscope will be Gh. 48*12. The following are Rasi

and Navamsa diagrams for the yearly horoscope.

The Varsha Dasas are thus distributed. The Sun’s Dasa

110 days, the Moon 60, Mars 32, Mercury 40, Jupiter 48,

Venus 56, Saturn 4, Rahu 5, and Lagna 10.

To find the Dasas and their balances, the following proce¬

dure should be adopted. Take the birth star of the person

(Mrigasira in this case) and count from it to the constellation

that rules on the day of the anniversary. Divide the number

by 9 and take the balance and ascribe the Dasa in the follow¬

ing order: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn.

Rabu and Lagna. Take the extent of the star and find out

what fraction of it remains at the commencement of the year

and by the rule of three find the balance of Dasa at the time

of solar entry and ascribe the days to the other planets and

Lagna as per order given above—On 8th August 1950, the star

Hasta rules for 26-20 ghatis. At the time of the commence¬

ment of new year Chitta rules. The duration of Chitta is

55-30 ghatis and the arc of constellation (Chitta) that has

already passed in Gh. 21-52 while that remaining to be

passed being Gh. 33.38. Counting from Mrigasira to Chitta,

we get 10 leaving 1 as balance when divided by 9. This

represents Ravi Dasa lasting for 110 days. If 55.5 ghatis

(duration of Chitta) gives 110 days, what will 33.63 (Chitta

remaining) give ?

x 110 = 66.654 days.

This is the balance of Ravi Dasa and subsequent Dasas

succeed as shown io next page:

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Dasa

No. of Days

From

To

Sun



67

8* 8-1940

14-10-1940

Moon


60

14-10-1940

13-12-1940

Mars


32

13-12-1940

14- 1-1941

Mercury


40

14- 1-1941

23- 2-1941

Jupiter


48

23- 2-1941

12- 4-1941

Venus


56

12- 4-1941

7- 6-1941

Saturn


4

7- 6-1941

11- 6-1941

Rahu


5

11- 6-1941

16- 6-1941

Lagna


10

16- 6-1941

26- 6-1941

Sun


43

26- 6-1941

8- 3-1941

*365


General Estimates

Consfdfrfi fjon of Birth Horoscope , —In any estimate of

results the radical horoscope is of much importance. The

Dasn and Bbukti ruling at the present time should be care*

fully noted as also Gochara positions. In the example

illustrated. Guru Data, Budha Bhukti will be operating

throughout the 29th year of the native. As both Jupiter aod

Mercury are well situated and they have association with the

10th house, the period is likely to prove beneficial. Accord*

ing to Gochara, the subject is having 7$ years’ Saturn and

both Jupiter and Saturn are in the 12th and Rahu in theSth—

all these being bad. As this is the second time that the native

has been undergoing 7^ years Saturn, the evil effects will only

be moderate. Combining the above two sets of influences,

the resultant is still favourable. Now let us examine the

yearly horoscope.

Lord of Lagna, Venus, is in the 2nd or house of wealth

and is aspected by Saturn—a yogakaraka. In the navamsa,

the Lagnadhipathi is ordinary—being bad by association and

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251


food by ownership and liberation. In general, the results will

be middling in the course of this year, but tending towards

good. Lord of the 10th has neechabhanga. In the navamsa,

Saturn has Shubbakarthari Yoga. Thus, the 10th house indi¬

cations will be normal, and financial conditions will be

bettered. As Mars occupies the 4th, general happiness will be

lacking. Lord of the 2nd and Sth in the 3rd suggests help to

relatives while the Sun and Mercury in the 11th from the

Moon is indicative of good reputation, name and contact with

high circles. Lord of the 10th (from the Moon) in the 11th

and the parivarthana or exchange of houses between lord of

Lagna (Moon) and the 11th is favourable for business

improvement. The Sun and Mercury in the 3rd in a moveable

sign (Cancer) produce travels in connection with business

which will prove profitable to the native. The 7th lord Mars

in the 10th from the 7th assures domestic happiness but his

being aspected by Jupiter, lord of the 8th (in the Navamsa)

gives rise to quarrels and friction. On the whole, financially

and professionally, the year will be good while the conjunction

of the Moon and Rahu does not give mental happiness.

The first Dasa is that of the Sun. This extends from

8-8-1940 to 14-10-1940. The Sun is lord of the 4th and is in

the 3rd with lord of the Sth forming a yoga. Mercury is the

planet for business, trade and speculation. As the Sun is in a

moveable sign and moveable Navamsa in conjunction with

lord of the 2nd and Sth and in the 2nd from the 2nd, he gives

long travelling in connection with business. As everyone

knows Cancer indicates North and the journey will be in the

Northern countries. In Mars Dasa, expenses will be great and

income good, domestic quarrels, friction and journeys.

Mercury — The Sun's results may be repeated with slight

modification, /wp/fer— Misunderstandings. unexpected losses

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232


and mental worry. Venus —Financial improvement*, domestic

happiness and good'lh'gsneral.

We may herewith give the general results of Das as which

should be applied consistent with the strength and weakness

of planets obtaining in the yearly horoscope. The results

foretold are to be predicted with great caution, prudence and

practical knowledge of places, times, conditions and circum¬

stances.


will give wealth, clothes, jewels,

io general. I f the Sun is unfavourable,

he will cause disappointments, loss of money,

mental worries, and bodily complaints. When the Moon is

powerful, he will give great respect, much money and mental

peace; when unfavourable , increase of enemies, disease,

travelling, and hatred among his relations. When Mars is

favourable, he will cause happiness, official favour, success in

endeavours and otherwise good results. When unfavourable,

causes hatred, loss of money, injuries and accidents, disputes

pertaining to lands, etc. If Mercu j^/ ji_aell disposed,

comforts, success in examinations, business and trade, travel¬

ling and mental happiness. When unfavourable , cruel deeds,

losses in speculation and business. JuoiteFl —Favourable,

religious interest, progress in education, birth of issues, if

Rasi Dasas show such birth—and charitable disposition:

when unfavourable, gives travelling, bad company, sinful

deeds and much expenditure. Venus Favourable: female

happiness, reputation, good income and a pleasant life; un¬

favourable: loss of money, fear from enemies, scandals,

diseases and exhaustion. When Saturn is favourable, houses,

happiness, rank, finances and new introductions. When un¬

favourable, unpleasantness, loss of money, emaciation of

body, bad name and diseases. When Rahu i s favourable he

gives good charitable disposition, promotion and success*

high respect and happiness

Annual Horoscopa

2)3


When bad, worry, death or unpleasant news, company with

base men and increase of enemies. Lasna Favourable:

denotes good results in the commencement and indifferent

results later on.

The nature of results of the planetary Dasa depends to a

great extent upon their rulerships, aspects and associations.

Jupiter, as lord of the 8th in the 5th, will certainly cause

sickness to children.

CHAPTER XXXIV

Gocharaphala or Results of Transits

It will be seen that in the preparation of a horoscope,

planetary positions will be fixed in their respective longitudes.

They are there and they will continue to be fixed. But there

is no stoppage of planetary movements. Planets take varyiog

periods for moving from one sign to another. Such move¬

ments give rise to the stimulation of radioactive disintegration

which, on falling on the individual, can- produce psycho¬

physical changes in his character and disposition. Calculations

must be made not only in regard to the Dasas and Bhuktis

ruling at any particular period but also due consideration

should be bestowed on results of transits or Gocbara move¬

ments of planets. Gocbara enables us to predict the effects

of the current period.

In predicting Gochara results, the Moon and the birth

constellation play a prominent part. Mark the position of

the Moon at the time of birth. The sign, in which the birth

Moon is placed, is called the Janma Rasi.

The Transiting' o/~ the Sw jn the 12 Rasis from Ratficflf

A/oon._ —When tBe~5un traverses through the Rasi occupied bv

the Moon, the person suffers from loss of wealth, loss of

prestige, sickness and will have many obstacles and aimless

travels. When he transits in the 2nd house, there will be loss

of wealth, be will suffer deceit, he will have full of financial

worries. In the 3rd house, there will be advent of money,

happiness, relief from diseases, recognition from superiors.

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253

honours and courage. Ii y^e 4th bouse, there will be diseases,



constant attacks from opponents, no peace of mind, pressure

from creditors, and sorrow and misery. The Sun transiting

tftc Sth will cause mental agitation, ill-health, embarrassment

and accidents. The Sup in the 6th give s rise to release from

sorrows, worries and troubles, destruction of enemies and

peace of mind. The Sun, transiting the 7tb , produces weari¬

some travelling, colic and anal troubles, humiliation and

sickness. In the 8th, Sun’s progress gives rise to quarrels

with friends, diseases, high blood pressure, royal and official

displeasure. The Sun’s transit in the 9th house will cause to

the native danger, humiliation, dependency, disappointment

and separation. One will accomplish his desire and plans,

and success will attend on all kinds of undertakings when the

Sun is in the 10th . In the 11th. the passage of the Sun will

confer on a person honour, health, wealth and success. When

the Sun passes through the 12th house, there will be sorrow,

creation of a situation which causes loss to everything,

quarrels and ill-health.

It must be noted that when passing through the first 10

degrees of a sign, Mars and the Sun produce results. Of the

different planets, the Gochara results of the slow moving

planets, Jupiter and Saturn, are held to be the most powerful.

The triennial results may be ascertained from Saturn, the

yearly effects from Jupiter, the monthly results from other

planets and the daily influences from the Moon.

We shall first enumerate the likely results that are supposed

to accrue on account of transits of the different planets in the

different signs from the Moon and then describe the special

rules governing Gochara. When the Moon transits the sign

occupied by her at the time oTbirthof a person, the native will

get excellent food, bed and clothes. When the Moon passes

through the 2nd house, loss of respect and of money and

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obstacles in the way of success are to be predicted. In the

3rd house, the native gets clothes, pleasure from wife and

finance; in the4th. he becomes mentally uneasy; in the 3th,

suffers from humility, ill-health, pain of mind'and other

obstacles ; in the 6th, enjoys wealth, health, comfort, redemp¬

tion from enemies ; 7th house , conveyances, good food and

financial equilibrium. The Moon transiting the 8th produces

misery, ill-health and fear from unexpected sources; in the9th

from herself, pain of mind, chest pain, fatigue of body and

the like are caused. When the Moon passes throagh the 10th

house, success will attend in every sphere of activity ; in the

11th house, the person will enjoy prosperity, will get wealth

and new friends; when the Moon transits through the 12th

sign, he suffers from accidents and injuries.

It may be remarked in passing that unless Qochara is

combined with Ashtakavarga, results cannot be predicted with

appreciable accuracy. Suppose the Moon is transiting the

sign occupied by her at birth. The Moon produces beneficial

results provided the benefic dots there are above 4. If they

are below 4, then the Moon cannot certainly do as much good

as is ascribed to her. Planets produce good, bad or indifferent

results during their transits at any particular moment, in

accordance with the number of benefic dots which the planets

obtain in tbeir respective Ashtakavargas (see my book Ashtaka¬

varga System of Prediction for more details regarding

Ashtakavarga).

Again, we have to consider what is called Vedha (an

obstructing force or point) when delineating results according

to Qochara. The Sun, for instance, transiting the lltb, 3rd,

10th and 6th signs from the radical Moon is supposed to yield

good results. The smooth flowing of such good results will

be obstructed if there are any other planets (simultaneously)

transiting the 3th, 9th, 4tb' and 12th signs from the Moon

t

gocbarapbal* or Remits of Transits



257

respectively. To be more explicit with reference to the Sun,

if he transits the 11th, jhe VeH ha?th«ii» {obstructing point)

will be the Sth; if be transits the 3rd, the Vedastbana will be

the 9th; if be transits the 10th; the Vedhasthana will be the

12th. Suppose the Sun is in the 11th ; according to Gocbara,

the results will be honour and health, wealth and success.

These good effects are produced only when the Sth (a house

of Vedha) is not simultaneously transited by any other planet

excepting Saturn ; conversely, if the Sun is in the Sth, in the

course of Gocbara, no evil will be produced provided the 1 Ith

is being transited at the same time by any other planet,

excepting Saturn. Similarly the Vedbasthanas must be con¬

sidered for all the planets and then the results predicted.

The following are the Vedhankas for the different planets.

The figures in the nominator indicate the signs counted from

the birth Moon when passing through which the respective

planets produce good results. Denominator figures indicate

Vedhankas. Take for instance Mars. The nominator figure

3 indicates that Mars transiting the 3rd gives rise to good

effect. The denominator figure 12, just below 3, is the Vedha

point. Any planet transiting this Vedha point, when Mars is

in the 3rd, deprives Mars from causing good effects. It must

be noted that no Vedha occurs between the Sun and Saturn,

and the Moon and Mercury. The denominator figure given

below each nominator figure is the Vedhanka (point of

Sun :

11-3-10— 6



5-9- 4-12

Moon:


Mars:

7—1— 6-11-10—3

2—5—12- 8— 4-9

3_11_6


12- 5-9

b

%



Mercury :

2 — 4 — 6 - 8 — 10—11 c,

5—3—9—1— 7—d2 b

Jupiter :

Venus :

2—11- 9-5—7 «

12- 8—10—4—3

1-2-3- 4-5-8— 9—11—12

8-7—1 — 10-9—5—11— 6— 3

4

Saturn :



3 — 11—6 tfooo

12— 5—9 ***►

Let us illustrate the above with the following example :

The Sun is in the 11th with 4 bbtdua which is good. No

other planet transits the 5th. Hence he is free from Vedba

and gives rise to the full good effect of Gochara ; similarly,

the effects are computed for the other planets.

/Vo. of Ashtaka- —————————

Planets the sign varga Vedhas caused. If any

_ transiting Blndus _

Sun

11

4



11th is good; no Vedba

occurs.


Moon

11

6



11th is good; but the

position of Mars in the

8th has given rise to a

Vedha and hence bad.

Mars

8

4



Mars in the 8th is bad.

Mercury


II

5

Uth is good ; but Saturn



in the 12th has caused the

Vedha and hence bad.

Jupiter

9

4



9th is good; no Vedha

caused ; hence good.

Venus

1

4



Position in the 1st is good;

Vedha caused as Mars is

in the 8th and hence bad.

Saturn


12

3

Saturn in the 12th is bad;



the bindus are 3 and hence

exceedingly bad ; but

Mercury’s position in the

11 tb has mitigated the evil

to some extent: still bad.

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299

From the above, it is seen that only Jupiter and the Sun



are good while the others have been inclined to produce evil.

Hence the worst evil, viz., death, befell the native, especially

because, Saturn is in the 12th and Mars in the 8th.

Hindu Predictive Aetiology

HO

Whep, Mars p enes through the sign occupied by the Moon



at the tune of birth of a person, he will suffer from troubles;

in the 2nd house from the Moon displeasure of king, and

suffering from quarrels, from enemies and disgrace is indi¬

cated. There will be fear from thieves and the body will be

afflicted with bilious and windy complaints. Mars transiting

the 3rd gives rise to gain of objects, pleasure from children,

good health, access to riches and new clothes. In the 4th sign .

Mars produces evil results such as fever, digestive troubles,

blood discharges and depravity of character. Enemies will

increase, fresh diseases will make their appearance and mental

peace will be completely absent when Mars passes through

the 5th house . In the 6th house , relief from troubles, worries

and ill-health should be predicted; he leads an independent

life, obtains riches and becomes pretty cheerful. When

transiting fhe 7th. the native quarrels with wife or husband,

eye troubles, stomach-ache, indigestion, etc., are also likely

to be felt. Mars transiting in the 8th produces quite un¬

favourable effects, such as discharging of blood, loss of

wealth, disgrace and mental worry. The same results are

repeated at the time of his passing through the 9th. In

addition, the subject becomes extremely weak. His transiting

the 10th and the 11th produces quite favourable results.

Amounts due will be realised. Success will attend on his

ventures. Business will improve- In the 12th house, however,

he will suffer from various expenses, troubles, diseases of the

eye, pinpricks from an angry wife, from bilious complaints

and various other worries.

.WfogJg££Cjl£)’j>asses through the sign occupied by the

Moon at tne time of birth of a person, such person will suffer

loss of wealth caused by the advice of wicked men, by tale¬

bearers, by imprisonment and quarrels. He will, besides,

receive disagreeable intelligence when in his journey. When

(jochuiplwlt or Retails of Transits

261


Mercury passes through the 2nd bouse, the person will suffer

disgrace but gains success and wealth. When he passes

through the 3rd house, the subject will get friends, will be

afraid of troubles from the king and from his enemies, he

will quit his place due to his wicked deeds. When Mercury

passes through the 4th house, the person’s kinsmen and

family will increase and there will be much gain ; in the Sth

house, the person will quarrel with his wife and sons and will

not enjoy the company of an excellent wife; in the 6th house,

the person will be liked by all and will gain renown; in the

7th house, the person's appearance becomes less bright and

there will be quanels. When Mercury passes through the 8th

house, the person will get sons, success, clothes and wealth

and will become happy and powerful. When he passes through

the 9th house from the Moon, the person will meet with

obstacles in bis work; in the 10th house, the person’s enemies

will meet with ruin and the person will get wealth, will enjoy

the company of his wife and will be dressed in the flannel.

When Mercury passes through the 11th house from the Moon,

the person will get wealth, comfort, sons, women, friends and

conveyance and will be bappy and will receive good intelli¬

gence; in the 12th, the person will suffer disgrace from his

enemies, will suffer from diseases and will not enjoy the

company of a good wife.

yhen Jupiter p asses through the sign occupied by the

Moon at the time of birth of a person, such person will lose

his wealth and intelligence, will quit bis place and will suffer

from many quarrels. When Jupiter passes through the 2nd

house from the Moon, the person will have no enemies and

will enjoy wealth and women. When Jupiter passes through

the 3rd house f rom the Moon, the person will quit bis place

and will meet with obstacles in his work. When Jupiter

passes through the 4th house from the Moon, the person will

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suffer from troubles caused by his kinsmen, will become

patient and resigned and will delight in nothing. When Jupiter

passes through the Sth bouse from the Moon, the person will

get servants, prosperity, sons, elephants, houses, bullocks,

gold, women, clothes, gems and good qualities. When Jupiter

passes through the 6th house from the Moon, the person will

be so much afflicted at heart that he will take no delight in

the agreeable faces of beautiful women, in the music of the

peacock and the cuckoo and in houses made pleasant by the

frolic of children playing like the young of the deer. When

Jupiter passes through the 7th house from the Moon, the

person will enjoy good bed, the company of an excellent

woman, wealth, good meals, flowers, conveyance and the like

and he will be of good speech and intelligence. When Jupiter

passes through the 8th house from the Moon, the person will

suffer from imprisonment, diseases, heavy grief, the fatigue

of journey and serious illness. When Jupiter passes through

the 9th house from the Moon, the person will become efficient

at work and influential and he will get sons, success in work,

wealth and gain. When Jupiter passes through the 10th

bouse from the Moon, the person will quit his place and

suffer loss of health and wealth. When Jupiter passes through

the 11 th house, the person will return to his country and will

recover his health and wealth. When Jupiter passes through

the 12th house, the person will suffer grief in his return

journey.

Whenl'cnus passes through the sign occupied by the

Moon at the time of birth of a person, such a person will

enjoy excellent perfumes, flowers, clothes, houses, bed, meals

and women. When Venus passes through the 2nd house f rom

the Moon, the person will get sons, wealth, grain and presents

from the king; will have a prosperous family, will enjoy

flowers and gems and will be of bright appearance. When

Venus passes through the 3rd house from the Moon, the

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person will become influential, wealthy and respectable and

will get clothes. His enemies will meet with ruin. When

Venus passes through the 4th bouse, the person will get

friends and will become greatly powerful. When Venus passes

through the Sth house, the person will be happy, will get

kinsmen, sons, wealth and friends and will not suffer defeat

by the enemy. When Venus passes through the 6th bouse

from the Moon, the person will suffer disgrace, will be

afflicted with diseases and will be exposed to danger. When

Venus passes through the 7th house, the person will suffer

injuries through women. When Venus passes through the 8th

house from the Moon, the person will get houses, articles of

lacqner and beautiful women. When Venus passes through

the 9th house from the Moon, the person will become

virtuous, happy and wealthy and he will get plenty of clothes.

When Venus passes through the 10th house from the Moon,

the person will suffer disgrace and will also suffer quarrels.

When Veous passes through the 11th house from the Moon,

the person will get wealth of his friends and will also get

perfumes and clothes. When Venus passes through the I2tb

house, the person will get very few clothes.

When Saturn passes through the sign occ upied by the

Moon atTB^ime of his birth, s uch person will suffer from

poison and from fire, will quit bis kinsmen, will suffer from

imprisonment and torture, will travel to foreign lands and

live with bis friends there, will suffer miseries, loss of wealth

and of sons, will suffer also from the fatigues of foot journey

and from humiliation. When Saturn passes through the 2nd

house from the Moon, the person will suffer from loss of

beauty and comfort, will become weak and will get wealth

from other men but will not enjoy this wealth long. When

Saturn passes through the 3rd house from the Moon, the

person will get wealth, servants, articles ot enjoyment.

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camels, buffaloes, elephants, asses and horses. He will

become influential, happy, free from diseases and will become

greatly powerful and will defeat his enemies io fight. When

Saturn passes through the 4th house from the Moon, the

person will be separated from bis friends, wealth, and wife

and ever suspecting evil in everything, will never feel happy.

When Saturn passes through the 5th house from the Moon,

the person will be separated from his sons and wealth and

will suffer from quarrels. When Saturn passes through the

6th bouse from the Moon, the person will be freed from his

enemies and diseases and will enjoy the company of women.

When Saturn passes through the 7th or 8th house from the

Moon, the person will be separated from his wife and sons,

will travel on foot in a pitiable condition. When he passes

through the 9th bouse, the person will have all that has been

stated for Saturn passing through the 8th house and will,

besides, suffer from hatred, chest pain, imprisonmeht and in

consequence will not properly observe the daily duties. When

Saturn passes through the 10th bouse, the person will get

work and will suffer loss of wealth, learning and fame. When

Saturn passes through the 11th house from the Moon, the

person will become cruel and will get women and wealth.

When Saturn passes through the 12th house from the Moon,

the person will suffer from much grief. Rahu transiting the

12th house produces results similar to those of Saturn, and

Ketu to those of Mars.

CHAPTER XXXV

Practical Horoscopes

For real progress in any science, theory and practice must

keep pace with each other. I have till now treated of all the

important theoretical principles involved in the study of

astrology and shall now close the book with a few practical

horoscopes illustrating such theoretical postulates.

The following horoscopes will greatly help the student if

he carefully analyses them in the light of the short remarks

which I have given for each horoscope illustrated. In the

selection of horoscopes. I have been careful to see that they

are taken from different classes of people—kings, pre (dents,

orphans those that lost their mothers and fathers earl, those

that had more than one marriage, debauchees, philosophers

and in fact people of all temperaments and dispositions which

will prove quite interesting and helpful in the light of

astrology.

The date, place and time of birth given for each horoscope

are fairly correct and the reader can find out the exact

positions of the planets by himself, if he so desires, as here, I

have given the planetary positions only in Rasi (sign). I like

to give the following 20 horoscopes for the benefit of my

readers:—

1. Birth Data ■ —Male born on 29th July 1883, 2 p.m.,

near Doria,,Italy.

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Planetary Positions :— 1 The Moon, Mars and Saturn in

Taurus; the Sun, Venus and Mercury in Cancer; Jupiter in

Gemini; Ascendant in Scorpio; Rahu in Libra; Ketu in Aries.

General Remarks One of the greatest men of Europe;

born in humble circumstances as a blacksmith's son ; often

starved without food ; was a great revolutionary ; has a

sudden downfall and a violent end. FahoSo rorau-re.

(2) Birth Data Male, born on 11th July 1872, 7-45 a.m.

(77° 25' E. and IJ* N.).

Planetary Positions .-—Ascendant—Caocer ; the Sun—

Gemini; the Moon—Leo; Mars—Gemini; Mercury—Cancer;

Jupiter—Cancer ; Venus—Gemini; Saturn—Sagittarius ;

Rahu—Taurus; Ketu—Scorpio. ItJ ' A

General Remarks : —Father died in the 2nd year, great

strides in life; mark the position of the Sun in Gemini with a

malefic Mars and powerfully aspected by Saturn ; two wives:

mark how Venus is afflicted; lost two sisters early.

tfJJ) Birth Data :—Male, born on 10th August 1874,

1-40 a.m. (93° 30'~W. and 41° 50' N.). POO\*nu>

Planetary Positions: —Ascendant—Taurus; the Sun, the

Moon, Mars and Mercury—Cancer ; Jupiter and Venus —

Virgo; Saturn—Capricorn; Rahu Aries; Ketu—Libra.

General Remarks :—A great politician and equal to a king

in status; saved Europe from anarchy; humane and tactful.

@ Birth Data: - Female, born on 30th October 1920,

8-30 p.m. (12° N. and 76° 38' E.). HpClO A *4 Auwj

Planetary Positions :—Ketu—Aries; Ascendant and the

Moon—Taurus; Jupiter and Saturn—Leo; Rahu and the

Sun—Libra ; Mercury and Venus—Scorpio ; Mars—

Sagittarius.

General Remarks :—Mark the aspect of Saturn on the

Ascendant and the Moon, and the conjunction of malefics in

Libra ; suffered seriously from smallpox in the 8th year and

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267

alto from dropsy; hot constitution ; superior airs, died jn hg ,



Uth year .

Birth Data :—Female, born on 12th June 1909, at

4-25 a m. (77° 25' E and 13° N.).

Planetary Positions Ascendant, the Sun and Rahu—

Taurus; Venus and Mercury— Gemini; Jupiter—Leo; Ketu—

Scorpio; Mars—Aquarius; the Moon and Saturn—Pisces.

General Remarks :—Fair looking; modest and chaste;

mark the position of Mars in the 12th from the Moon—a

strong combination for widowhood which took away her

husband in her 14th year. \jtb0VA



<3£) Birth Data :—Female, born on 11th January 1928, at

8-30 a.m. (77° 25' E. and 13-» N.).

Planetary Positions :—Ascendant—Aquarius ; Jupiter—

Pisces; Rahu—Taurus; the Moon—Leo; Venus, Saturn and

Ketu—Scorpio; the Sun, Mercury and Mars—Sagittarius.

General Remarks: - A typical Balarishta h oroscope; died

In the ISth month; mark the conjunction ofmaletfcs lh the

fOtb and I Ith from the Ascendant. -'K h£S( ftacrs. -

© Birth Data .‘—Male, born on 28th September 1852

(51* 3' N. and 0“ 30' E ).

Planetary Positions :—Ascendant—Aquarius; the Moon—

Pisces; Saturn—Aries; Venus—Cancer; Mars—Libra; the

Sun—Virgo; Jupiter - Scorpio; Mercury—Virgo-

General Remarks An excellent military career ; comman¬

ded the British Army in the Great war; attack - on the life

1919; Earldom-1921; breathed his last-1925. M( Ll T+<&

Birth Data :—Male, born on 21st August 1858, at

10-15 p.m. (48° 18' N. and 16* 23' E.).

Planetary Positions Ascendant and Jupiter—Taurus ;

Saturn—Cancer; the Sun and Ketu—Leo; Venus and Mer¬

cury—Virgo ; Mars—Scorpio ; the Moon—Capricorn ;

ftahu—Aquarius.

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General Remarks :—An ill-starred prince; his death rever¬

berated sensationally throughout Europe; handsome and

passionate; still decorum; quarrels with parents; loveless

marriage in 23rd year; clandestine prostitution ; death from

gun-shot.

(s) Birth Data :—Male, born on 24th March 1883, at

6 a.m.. Bangalore.

Planetary Positions: —Ascendant and the Sun—Pisces;

Ketu—Aries ; Saturn—Taurus ; Jupiter—Gemini; the

Moon—Virgo; Rabu — Libra; Venus—Capricorn ; Mercury

and Mars—Aquarius. ttQlMD OCCHI

General Remarks: —Two wives, fantastic, scrupulous ;

obstinate; lo ss of vision in 43th year ; mark Mercury and

Mars in Aquarius aipected by Saturn which affected optic

nerves

(u>) Birth Data: —Male, born on 25th April 1874, at



9 a.m. (44* 30' N. and 11° 22' E.).

Planetary Positions :—Ascendant—Gemini; the Moon—

Leo; Jupiter—Virgo; Saturn—Capricorn; Mercury—Pisces;

the Sun—Aries; Venus and Mars—Taurus; Rahu—Aries.

General Remarks :—Expert physicist; revolutionised the

electric world; inventor of wireless; mark the Sun in Aries.

(fi) Birth Data: —Male, bom on 23rd May 1707, at

12-30 midnight (63° N. and 15” E.).

Planetary Positions :—Ascendant—Capricorn; Venus and

Mercury—Aries ; .the Sun and Saturn—Taurus ; Mars—

Cancer; Jupiter—Leo; the Moon—Aquarius.

General Remarks :—The greatest botanist who introduced

the present system of-bionomkal nomenclature; professor of

botany—1739; Knight of the Polar Star in 1758; attack of

apoplexy—1774 and again in 1776; death in 1778 owing to

ulceration of blood.

(Ti) Birth Data :—Male, bora on 2nd October 1869, at

7-35a.m. (72° E. and 23” N.).

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jt^cdcal Horoscope*



' Planetary Positions: —Jupiter—Aries; Rahu aod the

Moon—Cancer; the Sun—Virgo; Mars, Venus, Mercury and

Ascendant—Libra; Saturn—Scorpio; Keto—Capricorn.

General Remarks :—A great Indian leader; always incarce¬

ration ; a strong opponent of British rule in India; inflexible

and obstinate; perverted views in social reforms; great

•nfferer.

(Q) Birth Data:—Mule, born on 30th July 1863, at

% p.m. (83° 5' W. and 42° 5' N.). KlCCO

Planetary Positions :—Ascendant—Scorpio; the Moon-

Capricorn ; the Sun and Mercury—Cancer ; Mars—Leo;

Venus and Saturn—Virgo; Jupiter—Libra; Rahu—Scorpio;

Keto—Taurus.

General Remarks :—World's richest man; restless, active

and energetic; conflicting traits; anti-semitic prejudice,

mechanistic monster.

(ft) Birth Data :—Female, born on 3th June 1913, at

1-13 p.m.. Bangalore.

Planetary Positions :—Mars and Rahu—Pisces; Venus—

Aries; the Sun, Mercury and Saturn—Taurus; the Moon—

Gemini; Ascendant and Ketu—Virgo; Jupiter—Sagittarius.

General Remarks Mark the strong combination for

widowhood; Mars and Rahu in Pisces (8th bhava actually);

husband died in her 19th year.

(75) Birth Data :—Female, born on 29th August 1920. at

5-51 p.m. (12° N. and 76° 38' E.). *4*2*0

Planetary Positions :—Ketu—Aries; the Sun, Mercury,

Jupiter and Saturn—Leo; Venus—Virgo ; Rahu—Libra;

Mars—Scorpio; Ascendant and the Moon—Aquarius.

General Remarks :—Father died within 9 months; mark

Venus in debilitation in the house of father and the conjunc¬

tion of Satqrn with the Sun who represents father, which

have caused the death of the father.

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Hiodu Predictive Aitroloty

Birth Data Male, bora on 30th September 1910,

at 8 a.m. on Friday (12° and 76° 38' E.).

Planetary Positions Saturn—Aries; Rabu—Taurus;

Venus and the Moon—Leo; Mars, the Sun. Mercury and

Jupiter—Virgo; Ascendant—Libra; Ketu Scorpio.

General Remarks Medical man, eccentric, lost father in

the 7th year; mark the position of the Sun approaching

debilitation.

(Q) Birth Data :—Male born on 7th September 1874, at

7-45 p.m. (14° N. anc 75» 30' E.).

Planetary Positions :—Ascendant—Pisces ; Rabu—Aries;

the Moon—Cancer; the Sun, Mars and Mercury—Leo;

Jupiter—Virgo; Venus and Ketu—Libra; Saturn—Capricorn.

General Remarks : —15 children living, high position; good

temperament; fair-looking wife; mark planets in their own

s’g n K

Q8J Birth Data :—Female, born on 21st January 1905, at

10 a.m.. Bangalore.

Planetary Positions: —Jupiter—Aries; the Moon—Cancer;

Rabu—Leo; Mars—Libra; Mercury—Sagittarius; the Sun

and Saturn—Capricorn ; Venus and Ketu—Aquarius;

Ascendant—Pisces.

General Remarks :—Father died in 7th year; mother 16th

year and husband 19th; many litigations; a daughter surviving.

(t?) Birth Data :—Female, born on 1st April 1930, at

1-50 a.m. (12* N. and 76° 38' E.).

Planetary Positions :—The Sua and Mercury—Pisces; the

Moon, Venus and Rahu—Aries; Jupiter—Taurus; Ketu—

Libra; Ascendant—Capricorn : Saturn—Sagittarius; Mars—

Aquarius. A (p

General Remarks A strong Balarishta horoscope, died

in the 6th month; mark malefics in the 12th from the Moon

and the 2nd and 12th from the Ascendant.

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@ Bir/A Data'. —Male, boro on 12th February 1856, at

14-30 ghatis after sunrise, at Chicacole, Madras Presidency.

Planetary Positions: —The Moon and Rahu—Aries;

Ascendant— Taurus; Saturn—Gemini; Mars and Ketu—

Libra; Venus—Sagittarius; the Sun, Mercury and Jupiter—

Aquarius.

General Remarks :—One of the world's greatest men;

historian and author; two wives; reputed astrologer and

scholar; revived astrology in India; children, not a source of

pleasure; advanced yogi; died in his 82nd year.

The practical application of astrology has been dealt with

exhaustively in my How to Judge a Horoscope, while my

latest book Three Hundred Important Combinations illustrates

the various yogas elaborately.

CHAPTER XXXVI

Drekkanas (Decanataa) and Stellar Influences

The importance of drekkanas has already been impressed

in chapters dealing with Death and Horary Astrology. The

characteristics of drekkanas will help us to determine the

nature, appearance and other peculiarities of the person

involved in a theft or some other crime in Horary Astrology.

The source of death is also predicted with reference to the

characteristics of the rising drekkana of the 8th bhava. The

reader is requested to study this chapter in the light of the

details giveo in the chapter on Death and Horary Astrology.

A study of drekkanas will also be helpful to analyse the

general characteristics of persons, success in undertakings,

journeys, etc.

Each sign is divided into 30 degrees and 10 degues

constitute a drekkana so that we get 3 drekkanas for each

sign- Of the 36 drekkanas, 24 are male and 12 female. Four

of these 36 are birds, 9 of them quadrupeds and 5 of them

serpent drekkanas.

Aries

1. A man clad in white dress, particularly round his



waist; dark in complexion, terrific in appearance, reddish

eyes and holding a lifted axe. Ruler—Mars ; masculine.

2. A woman wearing red cloth, fond of jewels and

ornaments, single-footed, with the face of a horse and suffer¬

ing from thirst. Ruler—the Sun ; bird drekkana ; female.

pnkktoai and Stellar Ioflnences

273

3. A cruel-hearted man, red in colour, active, wearing



ued garments, unprincipled and angry. Ruler—Jupiter;

ipasculine.

Taurus

1. A woman with torn ringlets, inclined to eat, thirsty



and wearing a partly burnt garment. Ruler—Venus; feminine;

fiery.


2. A man skilled in agriculture, building houses, breedcattle,

music, science and arts, possessing a neck similar to

that of a bull. Ruler—Mercury ; masculine; quadruped.

3. A man with white teeth, carnet feet, elephantine belly,

fond of sheep and deer and always agitated. Ruler—Saturn;

masculine; quadruped.

Gemini

1. A handsome female, skilled in needle work, issueless



and menses. Ruler—Mercury ; feminine.

2. A man in garden armed from top to toe with a bow,

warlike and sportive. Ruler—Venus ; masculine ; bird

drekkana.

3. A man rich in jewels, armed with bow, learned and

peevish. Ruler—Saturn ; masculine; armed.

Cancer

1. A man holding vegetables, flowers and fruits,



elephant-bodied, pig-faced and horse-necked. Ruler—the

Moon; masculine; quadruped.

2. A woman decorated by flowers with a snake in her

hand, possessing stiff decorum and crying loud in the forest.

Ruler—Mars ; feminine, sarpa or serpent drekkana.

3. A man in a boat amidst an ocean, with a serpent

round his waist. Ruler—Jupiter; masculine; serpent

drekkana.

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Hindu Predictive Astrology



Leo

A jackal and a vult ure sitting oo a sandal tree , a dog and

a man crying for help in torcsL Ruler—the Sun ; masculine,

combination of quadruped an

Uo 2. A man resembling centaur covered overby deer-skin

and a blanket, with a bow in his hand and fierce in look.

Ruler—Jupiter ; masculine ; armed.

3. A man resembling a bear in face, a monkey in actions,

with long moustaches. Ruler—Mars; m asculine; quadruped.

1. A beautiful virgin, holding a basket—full of flowers,



limbs covered over by dirty garments. Ruler—Mercury;

feminine.

2. A man with a dark head and a pen in his hand ^ with

bow^ and body full of dense hair. Ruler^Saturn ;

masculine: armed.

3. A fair woman, with a yellow cloth on her body and *

exposing her breasts and going to a sacred place. Ruler—

Venus; feminine and a bird drekkana .

yta

1. A merchant ora buyer with a measuring pan in his



hand. Ruler—Venus; masculine.

2. A man hungry and thirsty, with the face of a vulture,

and attached to his wife and children. Ruler—Saturn ;

masculine.

3. A man with a quiver and clad in coat made of a

precious metal, frightening the animals in the forest. Ruler-

Mercury ; masculine and quadruped.

Scorpio


1. A beautiful young woman, quite naked, emerging out

from an ocean towards the shore, feet bound up by a serpent.

Ruler—Mars ; feminine aDd serpent drekkana.

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Pftkkaotfl and Stellar Influences

2. A woman of materialistic nature with a serpent coiled

round her. Ruler—Jupiter ; feminine and serpent drekkana.

3. A lion with a face similar to that of a turtle frighten¬

ing wild animals. Ruler—the Moon ; masculine and

quadruped drekkana.

Sa gittarius

1. A man resembling a centaur, stopping in hermitage

and religious places. Ruler—-Jupiter ; masculine; armed,

quadruped.

2. A handsome woman, bright as champaka flowers in

complexion, middle stature ?nd captivating look. Ruler-

Mars ; feminine.

3. A man with long hairs, assuming a nice posture and

wearing deer-skin and silk clothes. Ruler—the Sun ; mascu¬

line, armed.

Capricorn

1. A man with much hair, pig-bodied, camel face, and

carrying a rope and a net. Ruler -Saturn ; masculine.

2. A beautiful woman, skilled in arts, eyes like lotus

petal, decked with costly ornaments. Ruler—Venus;

feminine.

3. A man covered over by a blanket and armed with a

quiver, arrows and bow. Ruler—Mercury ; masculine.

Afloaum

1. A man disturbed in mind, drunkard, clad with a deer¬

skin and face resembling a vulture. Rule—Saturn; mascu¬

line.


2. A female seated in a partly burnt carriage, bearing

pots on her head. Ruler—Mercury ; feminine.

3. A man black in complexion, with long hair and

wandering with iron pots. Ruler—Venus; masculine.

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Hindu Predictive A*tn>lot>



Pisces

1. A man engaged in handling many articles, decked

with ornaments and crossing the ocean in a boat. Ruler—

Jupiter; masculine.

2. A beautiful woman, sailing in a boat with long flags

towards the other coast. Ruler—the Moon ; feminine.

3. A man stranded in a forest, naked and attacked by

serpents and thieves. Ruler—Mars.

Stellar Influences

The results of the constellation which a person is born

under will be briefly dealt with here. The results given are

merely general and are modified according to other combi¬

nations obtained in the horoscope.

1. Aswini. —The person born in Aswini will be fond of

decoration, lovely in appearance, popular, skilful, clever and

intelligent.

2. Bharani —Determined, trustful, clever, happy, healthy

and obstinate.

3. Krittika.— Voracious eater and writer, capricious,

fond of others* wives, bright appearance and widespread fame.

4. Rohini. —Truthful, pure, renowned, clean, moral

principles, handsome, firm views.

3. Mrigasira. —Capricious, fickle-minded, sharp witted,

timid, skilful, hopeful, voluptuous.

. 6. Aridra.— Dissimulating, skilful, ungrateful, haughty,

mischievous, proud and debaucherous.

7. Punarvasu.— Religious, persevering, happy, many

misfortunes, amiable, self-control, righteous.

8. Pushy ami.— Learned, rich, charitable, wealthy,

virtuous, controlling passions.

9. Aslesha. —Dissimulator, ungrateful, inclined to hoard¬

ing. sinful, deceitful, selfish.

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277


10. Makha .—Rejectors of preceptors and religious

people, great wealth, enjoyment, verv enterprising and

industrious.

11. Pubba —Sweet speech, liberal, handsome, wanderer,

loyal.

12. Uttara.— Self-acquired property, popular, volup¬



tuous, happy, befriending nature.

13. Hasta. —Enterprising, intelligent, shameless, polite,

cruel, pilfering habits.

14. ' Chitta .—Lotus eyes, proportionate limbs, good looks.

15. Swati.— Sweet-tongued, generous, virtuous, modest,

clever in trade and campassionate.

16. Visakha.— Avaricious, jealous, quarrelsome, clever

in speech.

17. Anuradha .—Magisterial office, in exile, fond of travel¬

ling, unable to suffer hunger.

18. Jyeshta .—Few friends, irritable, charitable.

19. Moola.— Haughty, proud, rich, wealthy, luxurious

living.

20. Poorvashadha .—Beautiful wife, polite, proud, steady.

21. Vttarashadha. — Virtuous, learned, polite, popular,

grateful, amiable.

22. Sravana. —Liberal, renowned, learned and rich.

23. Dhanlshta.— Wealthy, courageous, greedy, fond of

music.

t 24. Satabhisha.— Plain, truthful, trouble through females,



irreconcilable, adventurous.

25. Poorvabhadra.— Skilful, sorrowful, miserly, wealthy,

clever, hen-pecked.

26. Ultarabhadra .—Good conversationalist, happy,

charitable, successful over enemies.

27. Revati .—Symmetrical body, courageous, clean,

healthy, liked by all, popular.

APPENDIX A

Calculation of the Ayanamsa

There are two systems of Astronomy in India—namely,

the Nirayana and the Sayana. The former traces observations

of planets to a fixed zodiac, while the latter considers the

moving zodiac commencing from the shifting, vernal equinox.

It is certain that the greatest Hiodu Astrological writers

referred to the fixed zodiac for predictions. And this fact is

borne out by experience.

The increment between the beginning of the “fixed” and

the “moveable” zodiacs or the Nirayana and Sayana positions

is referred to as Ayanamsa which increases about 50-1/3

seconds every year. Western astronomy is based upon the

Sayana system so that it considers the moving zodiac

commencing from the shifting vernal equinox as has already

been said above. This, if we deduct this Ayanamsa from the

positions of plaoets and cusps of the houses obtained accord*

ing to the Western system, we will arrive at the Hindu

positions.

When exactly the two zodiacs were in the first point is

doubted by a number of astronomers and accordingly the

Ayanamsa—precessions! distance—varies from 19° to 23°. I

do not wish to enter into explaining the complicated processes

of astronomy at large which centre attention on the discussion

of the exact nature of Ayanamsa, but merely confine myself

to giving a suitable and simple method for determining the

Ayanamsa.

Calculation of the Ayanamsa

?79


First of all, cast the horoscope of birth according to the

European manner and convert it into the terms of Hindu

zodiac by the following process :

(1) Subtract 397 from the year of birth (A.D.).

(2) Multiply the remainder by SO 1/3 seconds; and

reduce the product into degrees, minutes and seconds.

(3) Subtract this number of degrees, minutes and

seconds from the cusps of the houses and the planets*

positions in the European figure of birth and the figure thus

obtained will be according to the Hindu system.

Example :—

Determine the Ayanamsa for 1912 A.D.

1912-937 = 1515 x 50*' = 76255".

76255" - 21' 10' 55"

This is the Ayanamsa for 1912 A.D.

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2



4

24

1



0

18

17



1 6

5*

0



4

4

13



2

3

0



0

10

13



16

7 13


5

20

4



2

12

2



1

6

0



8

12

16



1 24

5

40



4

0

9



1

11

12



0

6

9



15

8 3


6

JO

3



10

6

1



9

18

0



4

6

15



2 12

6

20



3

8

_3



1

7

24



0

2

3



14

8 21


Rohm

6

40



3

6

0



1

6

0



IS

0

14



3 0

7

0



3

3

27



1

4

6



17

6

18



13

9 9


7

20

3



1

24

1



2

12

17



1

6

13



3 18

7

11



21

1

0



18

16

7



24

12

9 21



8

0

9



18

1 o


10

24

16



2

12

12



4 6

1

20



7

M

0



9

0

13



9

0

11



10 15

7

40



5

12

0



7

6

13



3

18

It



4 24

9

0



3

9

1 0



3

12

14



10

6

10



11 3

9

20



2

1

6



1 0

3

18



14

4

24



10

5 12


9

40

1



11

3

i 0



1

24

13



11

12

9



11 21

284


Hindu Predictive Adrolofif

TABLE II (cont4.)

Long.

of

Moon



Moon in

Metbn.


Simha,

Dhanut


Moon in

Vritbabha

Kanya,

Makart


Balance of

Data


Ktoon in

Mithuna,


Tbula.

Kumbha


1

Vi

Bi



loon in

la taka,


Itchika,

Mecoa


Balance of

Data


Balance of

Data


ilance of

Data


y .

m.

* '



m.

d.

«».



d.

y.

m.



d

Kttm


Moon

Raku


So tarn

W

0



1

9

0



to

0

0



13

6

0



9

6

0



10

20

1



6

27

9



9

0

13



0

18

9



0

9

10



40

1

4



24

9

6



0

12

7



6

8

6



18

11

0



1

2

21



9

3

0



12

1

24



8

0

27



11

20



0

18

9



0

0

11



8

12

7



7

6

11



40

0

10



15

8

9



0

11

3



0

7

l



15

12

0



0

8

12



8

6

0



10

9

18



6

7

24



12

20

0



6

9

8



3

0

10



4

6

6



2

3

12



40

0

4



6

8

0



0

9

10



24

5

8



12

13

0



0

2

3



7

9

0



9

5

12



5

2

21



Venus

13

20



20

0

0



7

6

0



9

0

0



4

9

0



13

40

19



6

0

7



3

0

8



6

18

4



3

9

14



0

19

0



0

7

0



0

S

1



6

3

9



18

14

20



18

6

0



6

9

0



7

7

24



3

3

27



14

40

18



0

0

6



6

0

7



2

12

2



10

6

15



0

17

6



0

6

3



0

6

9



0

2

4



15

15

20



17

0

0



6

0

0



6

3

18



1

10

24



15

40

16



6

0

5



9

0

5



10

6

1



5

3

16



0

16

0



0

5

6



0

5

4



24

0

11



12

16

20



15

6

5

3

0



4

11

12



C

5

21



Mercury

16

40



15

0

0



5

0

0



4

6

0



17

0

0



17

0

14



6

0

4



0

9

4



0

18

16



6

27

17



20

14

0



0

4

6



0

3

7



6

16

1



24

17

40



13

6

0



4

3

0



3

1

24



15

8

21



18

0

13



0

0

4



0

0

2



8

12

15



3

18

18



20

12

6



0

3

9



0

2

3



0

14

10



15

18

40



12

0

0



3

6

0



1

9

18



14

5

12



19

0

11



6

0

3



3

0

1



4

6

14



0

9

19



20

11

0



0

3

0



0

0

10



24

13

7



9

19

40



10

6

0



2

9

0



0

5

12



13

2

3



Calculation of the Ayanamsa

285


TABLE n (cortd.)

1

bioom im



WM r rrrwrwM

■iT/TnnB


Moo a im

L T


Mooo i

Me* ha,


Sim ha,

VrUbjbha,

Kanya.

Mithuna.


Thula. !

Kataka,


Vrlschika,

Dhanua


Makara

Kumbha


. Metoa

Balance of

Data

Balance of



Data

Balance of

Dasa

y .


m.

d.

y •



m.

d.

>•



m.

d.

m.



d

Venus


Moo*

Jupiter


Mercury

20

0



10

0

0



2

6

0



16

9

0



12

8

30



20

20

9



6

0

2



3

0

15



7

6

12



3

27

20



40

9

0



0

2

0



0

15

2



12

11

10



24

21

0



8

6

0



1

9

0



14

9

18



11

5

21



21

20

8



0

0

1



6

0

14



4

24

11



0

18

21



40

7

6



0

1

3



0

14

0



0

10

7



15

22

0



7

0

0



1

0

0



13

7

7



10

2

12



22

20

6



6

0

0



9

0

13



2

12

9



9

9

22



40

6

0



0

0

6



0

12

9



18

9

4



6

23

0



5

_6

J>



0

3

0



12

4

24



8

11

3



Mars

23

20



5

0

0



7

0

0



12

0

0



8

6

1



2?

40

4



6

0

6



9

27

11



7

6

8



0

27

2*



0

4

0



0

6

7



24

11

2



12

7

7



24

24

20



3

6

0



6

5

21



10

9

18



7

2

21



24

40

3



0

0

6



3

18

10



4

24

6



9

15

25



0

2

6



0

6

1



15

10

0



0

6

4



15

25

20



2

0

0



5

11

12



9

7

6



5

11

12



25

40

1



6

0

5



9

9

9



2

12

5



6

9

26



0

1

0



0

5

7



6

8

9



18

5

1



6

26

20



0

6

0



5

5

3



8

4

24



4

8

3



Sim

26

40



6

0

0



5

3

0



8

0

0



4

3

0



27

0

5



10

6

5



0

27

7



7

6

3



9

24

27



20

5

8



12

4

10



24

7

2



12

3

4



27

27

40



5

6

18



4

8

21



6

9

18



2

11

21



28

0

5



4

24

4



6

18

6



4

24

2



6

18

28



20

5

3



0

4

4



15

6

0



0

2

1



15

28

40



5

1

6



4

2

12



5

7

9



1

8

12



29

0

4



11

12

4



0

9

5



2

12

1



3

9

29



20

4

9



18

5

10



6

4

9



18

0

10



6

29

40



4

7

24



5

8

5



4

4

24



0

5

5



30

0

4



6

0

5



6

0

1



0

u

0



0

0

2*6



Hindu Predictive Astrology

TABLE IU


Proportional Parts for Dasas of Plaaets

e

&



Venus

Sim


Moon

A.

*



a

i

!



Saturn

Mercury


| m.

d.

m.d.\



m. d.

* m.


j ;

| m


d.

m.

d.



m. d

m. d.


m

d.

1



: o

3

0 9



0 3

! 0


i

5

i



I 0

3

0



8

0 7


0 9

0

8



1

2

i 0



6

0 18


0 5

0

9



| o

6

0



16

0 14


0 17 !

0

15



2

3

i 0



9

0 27


0 8

0

14



0

9

0



24

0 22


0 26

0 23


3

4

; o



13

1 6 |


0 11

0

18



0

U

1



2

0 29


1 4

1

i :



4

r

; o



16

1 15


0 14

1 0 23


0

16

1



11

1 6


1 13

1

8



5

6

o



19

1 24


0 16

0

28



0

19

l



19

1 13


1 21

1

16



6

7

0



22

2 3


0 19

1

2



0

22

1



27

1 20


2 0

1

24



7

8

0 25



2 12!

0 22


1

6

0



25

2

5



1 28

2 8


2

1

8



9

0

28



2 21

0 24


1

11

0



28

2

13



2 5

2 17


2

9

9



10

1

1



3 0

0 27


* 1

15

11



1

2

21



2 12

2 26


2

17

10



15

1

17



4 15

1 11


, 2

8

11



17

4

2



3 18

4 8


3

25

IS



20

2

3



6 0

1 24


3

0

2



3

5

12



4 24

5 21


5

3

20



Example.—Moon' Position : Taurus 25 # 10

TABLE II


Years

Moon in Vrishabha 25°—Balance of Mars Dasa 6-1-15

TABLE III

Less for 10'—Balance of Mars Dasa 0-1-1

Balaoce of Mars Dasa at birth

6-0-14


217

TABLE IV


Ayanarasa (1880 to 2000 A.D.)

Yaar


Ayaaamia

Ayanamta


Year

Ayaaamsa


Year

Ayaoainta

ISM

20

44



4

1911


21

10

4



1941

35

14



1971

22

0



24

11

20



44

54

12



2i

10

54



42

36

4



72

22

1



14

12

20



45

44

U



21

11

45



43

21

36



55

73

22



2

5

»



46

55

24



14

21

12



35

44

21



37

45

74



22

2

55



20

47

15



21

J3

25



45

21

31



35

75

22



3

45

20



41

Bi

16



21

14

16



46

21

39



26

76

22



4

36

20



49

6

17



21

15

6



47

21

El



16

77

22



5

27

20



49

56

11



21

15

5c,



41

21

41



06

71

22



6

17

20



50

46

19



31

16

4*



49

21

41



57

79

22



7

7

20



51

37

1920



31

17

37



1950

21

42



47

I9S0


22

7

57



;o

52

27



21

2l

it



27

51

21



43

37

11



22

1

47



91

20

53



17

22

21



19

11

52



21

44

21



12

22

9



31

92

20



54

1

23



21

20

«



53

21

45



11

13

22



ia

21

93



20

54

51



24

21

20



51

54

21



46

1

14



22

ii

IS



94

20

55



41

25

21



21

49

55



21

46

59



15

22

12



9

95

20



56

3?

26



21

22

39



16

21

47



49

16

22



12

59

96



20

57

29



27

21

23



29

57

21



41

39

17



22

13

49



97

20

51



19

21

21



24

20

51



21

49

30



n

22

14



40

91

20



59

10

29



21

25

10



L 59

21

E3



20

19

22



15

30

99



21

0

0



1930

21

26



00

I960


21

51

10



1990

22

16



20

19qo


21

0

50



31

21

26



51

61

21



52

01

91



22

17

11



1

21

1



41

32

21



7

41

62



21

52

51



92

22

11



1

2

21



2

31

33



21

21

31



63

21

53



41

93

22



IS

51

3



21

3

2'



34

21

29



22

64

21



54

32

94



22

19

42



4

21

4



12

35

21



30

12

65



21

55

22



95

22

20



32

5

21



5

2

36



21

31

2



66

21

56



12

96

22



21

22

6



21

5

52



37

21

31



53

21

57



03

97

22



22

13

7



ME

Eg

31



21

32

43



21

57

53



91

22

23



3

1

ptl



El

li]


39

21

33



33

2!

51



43

99

22



23

53

9



rjB

■3

III



19 0

21

34



24

21

59



34

ku >M


22

?4

44



1910

HI

u



U

_l

Index



Abhijin Muhurtha

Aksharasweekarana

Almanacs

Alpayu


Annaprasana

Antaras


Anthyaja

Apacbayas

Apoklimas

Arohana


Ashtakavarga

Ashubha


Astam

Atichara


Avarohana

Avasthas


Ay ana

Ayanamsa


Ayurdaya

Ayurveda


Balarishta

Bhachakra

Bbava

Bhava Madhya



Bbava Sandhi

of Technical Terms

— A most auspicious moment

— Bestowing of First Alphabets

— Panchangas

— Early death

— First feeding of a child

— Inter-periods

— Untouchable

— 1, 2, 4, 7 and 8 bouses

— 3, 6, 9 and 12 houses

— Ascending direction

— Eight sources of energy the

planets are subjected to

— Inauspicious

— Combustion

— Acceleration

— Descending direction

— States of existence—Planetary

— Direction

— Precessional distance

— Longevity

— The Hindu System of Medicine

— Infant mortality

— Zodiac

— House


— Mid-point of a house

— Junction of two bouses

lodes of Technical T<

299


Bbinnashtakavarga

Bbeetba


Bindui

Brahmins


Barhaspathyaman a

Budba


Chandra

Char a Basis

Cbeshta Bala

Dasas


Oeena

Deva Loka

Dhana Yoga

Dhanus


Digbala

Dik


Drekkana

Drigbala


Dwadasamsa

Dwiswabhava Basis

Ecliptic

Ekadhipatbya Reduction

Ghati—A unit of Time

Measure of Hindus

Gnana Yoga

- Ashtakavarga of each planet

considered

— State of a planet during

acceleration

— Marks or benefic dots in

Ashtakavarga

— Holy and religious people and

the highest caste among the

Hindus


_ Jovian year

— Mercury

— The Moon

— Moveable signs

— Motional strength

— Planetary periods

— State of a planet in an

unfriendly bouse

— World of Immortals

— Combination for wealth

— Sagittarius

— Directional strength

— Direction

— ]/3rd division of a sign

— Strength of aspect

— 1/12th division of a sign

— Common signs

— The Sun's path

— Beduction on account of a

planet owning 2 signs

Equivalent to 24 minutes of

English Time

— Combination for higher

wisdom and knowledge

890

Hindu Predictive Aitroloft



Grahagunakara

— Planetary factors

Grabs Yuddba

— Planetary fight

Guru

— Jupiter



Hora

— 1/2 division of a sign

Hora Sastra

— Science of Time or Astrology

Jyotisha

— Science of Light or Astrology

Kala Bala

— Temporal strength

Kala Purusba

— Time personified

Kanya

— Virgo


Karma

Doctrine of rebirth or human

activities

Kataka


— Cancer

Kendras


— Quadrants

Ketu


—^Dragon’s Tail

Khala


— State of debilitation

Krishna Paksha

— Dark half of the Lunar month

Krura Rasis

— Cruel signs

Kshatriyas

— Warriors and the second

caste among the Hindus

Kuja

— Mars


Kumbha

— Aquarius

Laya

— Destruction



Logarithms

— A system of mathematics to

abridge calculations

Loka


— World

Madhyayu


— Middle life

Mandochcha

— A celestial force

Makara


— Capricorn

Marakas


— Death-inflicting planets

Mesba


— Aries

Mithuoa


— Gemini

Moksha


— Salvation or final emancipation

Moolatrikonas

— Positions between exaltation

and own house

Index of Technical
Index of Technical Terms

293


Tridoshas — Three humours in Hindu Medicine

Trikonas — Trines

Trikona Reduction — Reduction in triangular signs like Aries, Leo and Sagittarius
Trimsamsa

— J/30th division of a sign

Thu la — Libra

Ubhayodayu Rasis — Signs rising both by head and

hinder part Ucbcha — Exaltation

Udaya Lagoa

— Rising sign—Ascendant

(Jttarayana

— Sun's northerly course

Upanayana

— Initiation into divine knowledge

or investiture of sacred thread

among higt^ caste Hindus

Vaisya


— Traders, third caste among

the Hindus

Vakra

— Retrogression



Varshaphala

— Annual reading

Vedha

— An obstructing point



Vighati

— l/60th of a ghati or 24 seconds

Vikala

— State of a planet in combustion



Vrishabha

— Taurus


Vyayadbipathi

— Lord of the 12th bouse

Wara

— Weekday



Yuddba

— Fight (Planetary)


291


Mrityu

— Deatb


Muditha

— State of a planet in m friendly

bouse

Muburtba


— Election, fixing auspicious

time


Nakshatra

— Constellation

Namakarana

— Baptising or giving a name

Naraka Loka

— Internal regions

Navamsa

— 1 /9th division of a sign

Ncecba

— Debilitation



Nirayana

— Fixed zodiac or sidereal zodiac

Naisargika Bala

— Permanent strength

Oopacbayas

— 3, 6, 10 and 11 bouses

Panaparas

— 2,5,8 and 11 houses

Papa

— Malefic



Paschadaslhamba

— Setting towards the west

Pidya

— State of a planet in the last



degree of a sign

Pilruloka

— World of Manes

Poornayu


- Full life

Poorva Mimamsa Sastra

— A system of Hindu philosophy

dealing with the results of

Karma written by Maharisbi

Jaimini


Pragasthamba

— Setting towards the east

Prasna

— Horary or question



Prasoa Lagna

— Rising sign at the query

Prushtodaya Rasis

— Signs rising by hinder part

Rahu

— Dragon’s Head



Rabu Kala

— Time influenced by Rahu

Rajasa Guoa

— Courage and love of arts

Raja Yoga

— Combination fpr political

success

292


Hindu Predictive Astrology

Rasi


Rasi Gunakara

Rupas


Ruthu

Samagama


Saoi

Santha


Sarvashtakavarga

Sayana


Seeghrochcha

Sbadbalas

Shadvargas

Shubha Lagoa

Sidereal Times

Sirodaya


Sou my a Rasi*

Srishti


Stri Rasis

Stain bh an a

Stbanabala

Sthira Rasis

Sthiti

Sudras


Sukla Paksha

Sukra


Tamoguna

Tatkalika Mitra

— Zodiacal sign

— Zodiacal factors

— Certain units of measure of

planetary and house strengths

— Season

— Planets with the Moon

— Saturn

— State of a planet in beneficial

Shad vargas

— The Ashtakavargas of all

planets taken together

— Moving zodiac

— A celestial force

— Six sources of strength and

weakness of planets

— Six kinds of division of a sign

— Auspicious Time

— Star time or Nakshatra Hora

— Rising by the head-signs

— Mild signs

— Creation

— Feminine signs

— Stagnation

— Positional strength

— Fixed signs

— Protection

— Farmers—fourth caste among

the Hindus

— Bright half of the Lunar

month


— Venus

— Mild nature

— Temporary friend

OTHER BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

A Catechism of Astrology Vo

A Manual of Hindu Astrology lVe

1 in Predicting Weather tt EartlujuaJces

avarga System of Prediction fVc

Astrology for Beginners, 26/c

Blvavartha Ratnakara IfVe

Graha it Bluiva BaLxs l.Ve

Hindu Astrology and the West Vc

Muhurtha or Electinnal Astrology

My Experiences in Astrology

Planetary Influence* on Human Affairs, 12/e

Practical Horary Astrology Vc

Prasaru Tnntrn

Raman's 110 Year Ephemera of Planetary

Positions (1891 to 2010 A.D.) IfVe

Vorsltaplial or tlx? Hindu Progressed Horoscope IVe

Rn 65

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