This article was published in “The Astrological Magazine” in three parts in July 2012, November 2012 and July 2013
In the ancient time there was a deep link between astrology and ayurveda. Astrology is a great science. Medical science cured our diseases of our body or body parts. Similarly diseases can be predict and cured through astrology. Sometimes it is seen that after taking medicine according to medical science, the disease can not be cured. But after taking remedies according to astrology, the disease is cured with the same medicine. Sometimes the physician treats wrong due to planetary position. So if a physician has deep knowledge in astrology, then the diseases will be predicted more surely and the patient will be informed in advance.
Greek physician Hippocrates ——- who is called the father of Allopathy, said that , “A physician without the knowledge of astrology has no right to call himself a physician.”
Dr. Kallman of Psychiatric Institute, New York(USA) said, “Every being has a clock set at the moment of his birth, which predetermines particularly illness and accidents.”
Dr. B.V. Raman said, “An experienced astrologer could indicate the predisposition of a person towards heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer etc. with considerable accuracy.”
How to detect diseases:
6th, 8th and 12th house are evil house. When a planet placed in any of these houses, or the lords of these houses is placed in the other houses or conjoined with other planets and make relation with natural malefic or disease inflicting planet, then in the dasha or antardasha of the damaged planet the disease will be take place in the parts indicating by the planet, the house and the sign(rashi). 6th house is the house of disease and 6th lord is responsible for disease. 8th house and 8th lord indicate chronic disease, incurable disease and death. 12th lord and 12th house indicate suffering and hospitalization. The dasha and antardasha of the lords of these houses and the planets who make relation with these houses or the house lords should be judged very carefully. Besides this the dasha of the maraka planet should judged very carefully. We judge longevity from 8th house. 8th from the 8th is 3rd. the 3rd house is the alternative house of longevity. We know that we judge the expenditure of any house from it’s 12th house. So 12th of 8th —– 7th and 12th house of 3rd —–2nd are called maraka and the lords of these houses are called lord of maraka. In classical astrology 22nd drekkan of ascendant is called the reason of death. We should judge from ascendant, from Moon, from Sun and from Mesh rashi to predict any disease. When from two or more lagna the disease has been predicted, then the disease will surely take place. One another thing to judge, expect Sun and Moon every planet is owned two signs. Planets give the most result of it’s mool-trikona. Such as for Karkat lagna, Jupiter is the 6th lord and the 9th lord. As dhanu rashi is Jupiters mool-trikona and it is the 6th house for karkata lagna, Jupiter gives the most result of it’s 6th lordship.
I am not giving here which planet represent what kind of disease. Hopefully it is known to all learned astrologer. Here I am giving my experiences.
Cancer is a disease which is nearly incurable. It is said that —-‘Cancer has no answer’. Cancer is a malignant tumor, which can be grown in any part of body and spreads rapidly into the hole body. Rahu is responsible for all malignant growth. When malefic and strong Rahu makes relations with 6th, 8th, or 12th house or with 6th, 8th or 12th lord and aspects any house or placed in any house or placed in maraka house or aspects the maraka house or conjoined with maraka planet, then malignant growth can be effected to the parts of body which are indicated by above mentioned houses or signs. Besides this, when a house is afflicted by the lords of evil houses and the malefic planets, specially by Mars, Saturn and Rahu, then there is maximum chance of cancer in that parts of body indicated by that house. Strength of lagna and lord of lagna should also be judged.
Sometimes it is seen that part of body indicating house is not afflicted, but lagna, lord of lagna and indicator of that body parts is heavily afflicted. And from Sun lagna, Moon lagna and natural lagna(Mesh rashi), the house — indicator of the body part is heavily afflicted. Then cancer will be there in that part of body.
When 6th lord is placed in the lagna, 8th or 12th house and Mars, Saturn, Rahu make relation with that house or house lord and afflict any house, then cancer will effect in that parts of body which is indicated by the afflicted house or planet.
We should also judge the position of Ketu is responsible for all types of hidden disease. As a karaka of cancer Ketu should also be judged.
So we should judge Rahu, Ketu, Saturn and Mars as the karaka planet of cancer. If these planets make relation with the lord of evil houses(6th, 8th, 12th) then there is a chance of cancer.
If a sign or house is afflicted by Rahu, Ketu, Saturn and Mars together and if these four planets conjoined with maraka or some of them are maraka or afflicted by evil lord, then cancer will be there in part of body indicates by the afflicted house.
LEUKEMIA OR BLOOD CANCER
Leukemia is a disease due to increasing of white cell in blood. Malignant growth is created in white cell of blood and destroys the red cell of blood. New red cells are not created, so due to lack of pure blood pure blood is needed to be transplant. After some days the red cells of that new blood also destroyed. This disease is commonly known as ‘blood cancer’. Moon and Mars are the karaka of blood. From the signs Karkata, Vrischuka and Meena are the karaka of blood. And from the houses 4th, 8th and 12th house indicate blood.
Laws of the disease: If lagna and lord of lagna make relation with 6th house, 6th lord, Rahu, Ketu, Saturn and Mars and the watery signs —- Karkata, Vrischika and Meena are heavily afflicted, and with these 4th, 8th and 12th house also are being afflicted specially by Rahu, Ketu, Saturn and Mars then there is maximum possibility of blood cancer (This combinations should judged from every side, i.e. from lagna, moon, sun and mesh rashi). Beside these it is necessary to judge if the natural 6th lord Mercury is afflicted or not, the karaka of blood — Moon and Mars are afflicted or not by the malefic. Mars is the main karaka of blood. Mars is karaka for red cell and Moon is karaka for white cell. So if Moon and Mars are found to be weak by any reason, afflicted by malefic, debilitated, and afflicted by Rahu or Ketu and placed in the 6th, 8th, 12th or makes relation with 6th, 8th or 12th lord then there is maximum chance of blood cancer.
Rahu is responsible for any type of malignant growth and Ketu is responsible for hidden disease —– the disease which can not be detected easily. When Rahu and Ketu without any benefic aspect afflicts 4th, 8th, 12th house or the lords of the houses and the watery signs and Moon, Mars and make relation with 8th lord then there is maximum possible of blood cancer.
Example 1. Date of birth – 30.11.1995, Time of birth – 07:54 a.m. IST ,
Place of birth – Howrah, West Bengal, India.
Explanations of example 1 : Ascendant(Lagna) Dhanus. Mars and Venus in lagna. Saturn and Moon in 3rd. Ketu in 5th. Rahu in 11th. Sun , Mercury and Jupiter in 12th.
Case history: Blood cancer of the native was detected in August 2001. Then mahadasha of Jupiter and antardasha of Venus was running. The native is under treatment and now he is quite well.
Analysis : 1. Lagna is in the star of Ketu. Lord of lagna is in 12th house —– in the blood indicated house and in the star of the Maraka and badhaka —- Mercury, and aspected by Rahu and Saturn. The 12th lord Mars —- the indicator of blood is in lagna and conjoined with the 6th lord Venus. Mars and Venus both are in the star of Ketu. So the lagna and the lord of lagna both are afflicted by malefic.
- Mars , who is in the star of Ketu and joined with 6th lord Venus is aspecting the watery sign Karkat rashi. The lord of that sign — Moon is placed in 3rd(8th from the 8th) conjoined with the 3rd lord Saturn and aspected by Rahu. Vrischika rashi is aspected by Rahu(which is in the star of Mars) and Saturn(the maraka). The lord of the sign — Mars is conjoined with 6th lord Venus and in the star of Ketu. The Meena rashi is aspected by Mars and Jupiter(who is aspected by Saturn and Rahu). The lord of Meena rashi — Jupiter is in the 12th and aspected by Saturn and Rahu. So all the watery signs and their lords are afflicted.
- Natural 6th lord Mercury is the Maraka and Badhak itself. That mercury is in the 12th house and in his enemy’s house and aspected by Rahu and Saturn. So the Mercury is also afflicted.
- The 8th lord Moon is in 3rd house(8th from the 8th) and aspected by Rahu. That Moon is also the lord of 22nd Drekkan. So the 8th lord is afflicted.
- Indicator of longevity and normal health — Sun is in the 12th house, in the star of Saturn and aspected by Saturn and Rahu. Sun is also conjoined with Maraka and Badhaka — Mercury. So the Sun is also afflicted.
- The blood indicating houses — 4th , 8th and 12th house have fallen in the watery signs. So all these houses and the lords of these houses are afflicted, as I have described in point no. 2.
- The 6th house is aspected by Maraka and Badhaka Mercury and afflicted Jupiter and Sun. The 6th lord Venus is placed in lagna, in the star of Ketu and conjoined with blood representing planet — Mars. So the 6th lord and 6th house both are afflicted.
- In respect of Moon Lagna: The 6th lord Moon is in lagna conjoined with lord of lagna and in the star of 2nd and 11th lord Jupiter. Lagna and the lord of lagna are aspected by Rahu. So lagna and lord of lagna both are afflicted.
The 4th house is Jupiter(2nd and 11th lord)and 8th lord Mercury. The lord of 4th house — Venus is in 11th house(6th from the 6th), in the star of Ketu, conjoined with Mars.There is no direct aspect of any planet in the 8th house, but there is rashi aspect of Venus. The 8th lord Mercury is aspected by Saturn and Rahu,and conjoined with 2nd and 11th lord Jupiter.In 12th , there is also the rashi aspect of Mercury(8th lord), Jupiter(2nd and 11th lord) and Sun(7th lord). The 12th lord is placed in lagna, conjoined with the 6th lord and aspected by Rahu. So all the blood indicating houses and their lords are afflicted.
6th house is aspected by 3rd lord Mars and Jupiter. 6th lord being the karaka of blood is aspected by Rahu . So 6th house and 6th lord both are afflicted.
- The karaka for blood Moon and Mars both are afflicted.
- From Sun lagna: Lagna is aspected by Rahu and Saturn and conjoined by 2nd lord Jupiter and 8th lord Mercury. Maraka Jupiter is in the star of 8th lord. The lord of lagna Mars is in the 2nd house i.e. in the maraca sthana and in the star of Ketu. That Mars is also conjoined with 7th (maraca) and 12th( karaka for blood) lord Venus, and Venus is in the star of Ketu. So lagna and lord of lagna both are afflicted.
In the 6th , Ketu is placed in his own star and aspected by Saturn and Rahu. 6th lord Mars is afflicted. So, 6th house and lord of 6th house both are afflicted by Rahu, Ketu and Saturn.
In 4th house and on the lord of 4th house there is aspect of Rahu. Moon – karaka for blood is placed in the 4th and aspected by Rahu and Saturn. The 8th house is aspected by Rahu , 6th lord Mars and maraka Venus. Mars and Venus both are in the star of Ketu. 8th lord Mercury is hemmed between malefics and aspected by Rahu and Saturn. Rahu is placed in the 12th house in the star of Mars. The 12th lord Venus is in the 2nd house— maraca sthana, in the star of Ketu, conjoined with 6th lord Mars. So the blood indicating houses——4th, 8th and 12th house and their lords are afflicted.
11.In respect of natural lagna(Mesh rashi): Ketu is placed in ascendant in it’s own star. Rahu and Saturn are aspecting the ascendant. The lord of ascendant is in the star of Ketu, conjoined with Venus(2nd and 7th lord, and in the star of Ketu) and afflicted by Ketu. The dispositor of the lord of ascendant Jupiter is placed in the 8th and aspected by Rahu and Saturn. So the ascendant and the lord of ascendant both are afflicted.
The 4th house(Karkata) and the lord of 4th house are afflicted. 8th house(Vrischika) and the lord of 8th house are afflicted. 12th house(Meena) and the lord of 12th house are also afflicted. These are explained before. So the blood indicating houses and their lords get afflicted.
The 6th lord mercury is placed in the 8th and aspected by Rahu and Saturn. There is no direct aspect in the 6th house; but there are rashi aspects of Mars and Venus.
Conclusion: The native got attack of the disease in the mahadasha of Jupiter and in the antardasha of Venus. Jupiter gets afflicted and responsible for physical unhappiness. Venus is the lord of disease house; being afflicted by Ketu and Mars Venus becomes the karaka of the disease. Venus is conjoined with 12th lord and Sun is in the 12th. The lord of mahadasha is also in the 12th. So due to this 12th connection, in the antardasha of Venus and Sun the native was hospitalized many times.
Example 2 :- Date of birth – 19.06.1979, Time of birth – 10:30 am (IST), Place of birth – Jabalpur(M.P.)
Saturn and Rahu in ascendant(Sinha), Ketu in the 7th, Moon in the 8th, Mars and Venus in the 10th, Sun and Mercury in the 11th, Jupiter in the 12th.
Blood cancer of the native was detected in July 1990. As the indication of the disease the native was suffering from fever and pain in body and hands. The native was admitted several times in Tata Memorial Hospital of Mumbai and her blood was transplanted. The native died on 2nd November 1991.
In this chart we also get the afflictions of malefic planets as I explained in example 1. Due to saving space I am not giving the explanation. I think the learned readers can find the reasons of the disease.
Conclusion: Venus is in the constellation of Rahu and aspected by 6th lord Saturn—conjoined with Rahu; Venus is conjoined with badhaka and indicator of blood — Mars. The disease developed and detected in the mahadasha of Venus and the native also died in the mahadasha of Venus. Mars is aspected by Saturn and in the constellation of Sun. Sun is in the 11th (6th from the 6th) afflicted by Ketu and in the constellation of Mars. So the disease was developed in the antardasha of Sun. The disease was also detected in the mahadasha of Venus and in the antardasha of Sun. 8th lord Jupiter makes house exchange with 12th lord Moon. So due to the placement of 8th lord in the 12th, the longevity is decreased. For the placement of 12th lord in the 8th, hospitalization has taken place several times; and in the antardasha of 12th lord Moon the native died in hospital. Moon is the lord of 22nd drekkana of ascendant.
Cancer in Pancreas
Pancreas is a gland of digestive system. It creates insulin. It helps to digest carbohydrate, protein and fat added aliments. Insulin which is created by pancreas controls the sugar of blood. Pancreas is situated in the upper abdomen. Astrologicaly it is judged from 5th house. The karaka planet of pancreas is Jupiter and karaka rashi is Sinha.
Detecting an Ailment:- If Sinha rashi, Sun, 5th house, 5th lord, and Jupiter makes relation with 6th,8th,12th lords or afflicted by Rahu, Ketu, Mars and Saturn or afflicted by maraka planet then there is much possibility of cancer in pancreas. The role of Rahu and Ketu is much in this respect. Because Rahu is responsible for malignant growth and Ketu is of hidden disease i.e. those diseases which are not detected easily. Ascendant and lord of ascendant should be judged all times.
Example:- Date of birth – 28.03.1942, Time – 12:56 pm, Place – Shantipur, Nadia, West Bengal.
Moon in ascendant(Karkata), Rahu in the 2nd, Venus in the 7th, Mercury and Ketu in the 8th, Sun in the 9th, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn in the 11th. Lord of 22nd drekkana of ascendant is Saturn.
The disease of the native was detected in 1997. Symptoms were pain in abdomen and jaundice. After CT scan it was founded that there was a growth in the tube of pancreas. On 25th December 1997 an operation was held for bypass of the tube. Then it was founded that the growth was malignant. No good result was founded after the operation, but the situation of the native was decreasing day by day. On 23rd February 1998 the native was died.
Explaination:- 1. The degree of ascendant in the star of 7th and 8th lord Saturn. Saturn is also the lord of 22nd drekkana of ascendant. Lord of ascendant Moon is in the star of 3rd and 12th lord Mercury. That Mercury is in the 8th and conjoined with Ketu. Saturn is aspecting the ascendant and the lord of ascendant. Badhaka Venus is also aspecting ascendant. Another thing should be noted that Saturn is in the 11th(6th from 6th), conjoined with 6th lord Jupiter and aspecting the ascendant. So ascendant and the lord of ascendant both are afflicted.
- 6th lord Jupiter is in the 11th(6th from 6th), conjoined with 7th-8th lord Saturn(lord of 22nd drekkana) and 5th lord mars. 11th is the badhaka of the ascendant. So Jupiter has turned to disease karaka and maraka. The 6th house is aspected by Rahu and 5th lord Mars. The karaka house of pancreas is 5th house. Here it is seen that the 5th lord has made relation with 6th house, 6th lord and 11th house. So 6th house and 6th lord both are afflicted.
- the 5th house is aspected by 6th lord Jupiter, 7th-8th lord Saturn and 5th lord Mars. The 5th lord Mars is in the 11th(6th from 6th) conjoined with Jupiter and Saturn. For cancer ascendant Jupiter is 6th and 9th lord. The 6th for being the mool-trikona of Jupiter, Jupiter gives maximum result of his 6th lordship, specially when conjoined with or aspected by maraka. Here Jupiter is conjoined with maraka Saturn and placed in the badhaka sthana i.e. in 11th. So karaka house of pancreas — 5th and lord of 5th both are afflicted. The karaka planet of pancreas – Jupiter is also afflicted.
- Ketu is in the 8th conjoined with 3rd lord(8th from 8th) Mercury and in the star of 6th lord. 8th lord Saturn is in 11th e.i. in badhaka sthana, conjoined with Jupiter. 8th house is aspected by Saturn and Rahu. So 8th house and it’s lord both are afflicted.
- In the 3rd (Alternative house of longevity) 6th lord Jupiter and 2nd lord Sun(afflicted by Ketu) are aspecting. The third lord Mercury is conjoined with Ketu, aspected by Saturn and Rahu, in the star of 6th lord and placed in the 8th. So the 3rd house and it’s lord both are afflicted.
- In the 11th(6th from 6th) 6th lord Jupiter, 7th-8th lord Saturn and 5th-1oth lord Mars are placed. The 11th lord Venus is in 7th, aspected by 6th lord Jupiter and in the star of Mars. So the 11th house and it’s lord become the disease indicator.
- In respect from Moon ascendant: As the ascendant and Moon sign is the same, so all the considerable houses and planets are afflicted.
- In respect of Sun ascendant: The Sun, being the 6th lord is placed in the ascendant and in the star of 11th lord Saturn. The lord of ascendant Jupiter is in the 3rd(8th from 8th) conjoined with 11th-12th lord Saturn and maraka Mars; and in the star of 5th lord. Ascendant is afflicted by Ketu. So the ascendant and it’s lord both are afflicted.
Rahu is in the 6th in the star of 3rd-8th lord Venus. Maraka Mars, badhaka Mercury and Ketu are afflicting the 6th house. The 6th lord Sun is afflicted by Ketu and in the star of Saturn. So the 6th house and it’s lord both are afflicted.
The 5th lord Moon is in 5th aspected by Saturn and Venus and in the star of badhaka Mercury. The 5th house is hemmed between malefic. So the indicator of pancreas – 5th house house and 5th lord both are afflicted.
The 8th house is afflicted by Ketu. Rashi aspect of Saturn and Mars are there in the 8th. The 8th lord Venus is in 11th , aspected by karaka for pancreas – Jupiter and 5th lord Moon, and in the star of maraka Mars. So the 8th house and it’s lord both are afflicted.
- In respect of natural ascendant of zodiac(Mesh rashi):- The ascendant is aspected by Rahu. The lord of ascendant Mars is in 2nd and conjoined with Saturn. So the ascendant and it’s lord both are afflicted.
Rahu is placed in the 5th( the karaka house for pancreas) and aspected by 1st-8th lord Mars, 3rd-6th lord Mercury and afflicted by Ketu. Rahu is in the star of maraka Venus. The 5th lord Sun is afflicted by Ketu and in the star of badhaka Saturn and placed in the 12th. So the 5th house and it’s lord both are afflicted.
The 6th lord Mercury is in 11th conjoined with Ketu, aspected by Saturn and Rahu; is giving aspect in the 5th. The 5th lord Sun is aspecting the 6th. So being get afflicted the 6th lord makes relation with 5th house. Being get the aspect of Rahu the 6th house is also afflicted. The karaka planet of pancreas – Jupiter is afflicted and aspecting the 6th house. So karaka house for pancreas – 5th has made relation with 6th house.
The 8th house is aspected by 11th(6th from 6th) and badhaka Saturn, and by Mars. The 8th lord is conjoined with maraka Saturn and place in another maraka sthana 2nd. So the 8th house and it’s lord both are afflicted.
Conclusion:- If astrologers predict only the general life without judging disease, the whole prediction can be false; this chart is an example of it. Mars for cancer ascendant is raj-yoga karaka planet. Being the 9th lord, Jupiter is also said to be very helpful for this ascendant. The lordship of 6th house is neglected by maximum numbers of astrologers. This is very much wondering that the native was died in the mahadasha of Mars and in the antardasha of Jupiter. In general on one will predict death in this period. Jupiter and Mars both are afflicted by Saturn and placed in the badhaka sthana. Saturn is the lord of 22nd drekkana of ascendant. Planets give the lordship result of their ‘mool-trikona’ sthana mostly and this chart is the example of it. Saturn, Mars and Jupiter all these planets are proved to be the disease creater in this chart. Physical problem was started in the earlier time of Mars dasha. The disease was formed in the antardasha of Rahu as Rahu is in the 5th from Mesh rashi and responsible for malignant growth. Besides this Jupiter, Mars and Saturn make square aspect with Rahu. In the antardasha of Jupiter the disease was detected and the native was died. As Jupiter and Mars are conjoined with maraka and in badhaka sthana, they have turned into the most maraka. At last I am confessing that it is my mother’s chart.
Now-a-days the disease is often founded in the females. Breast is judged from the 4th house. Karkata is the rashi for karaka of breast. From 4th house and Karkata rashi the right breast should be judged; from 10th house and Makara rashi the left breast should be judged. The karaka planet of breast is Moon. 2nd,6th and 10th are the indicators of flesh; in zodiac Vrisha, Kanya and Makara are the indicator of flesh.
Detecting an Ailment:- When the 6th house, 6th lord, Kanya rashi or any disease inflicting house or any disease inflicting planet make relation with 4th,10th and 2nd or with the lords of those houses and make relation with Moon; and they are afflicted severely or in the evil houses, then there is maximum possible of cancer in breast. When Moon being the 6th lord placed in ascendant and 4th or 10th house is highly afflicted, then there is possibility of this disease. When 4th or 10th lord and karaka planet Moon will be in 6th,8th or 12th or heavily afflicted by malefic then there is possibility of this disease. When Rahu or Ketu makes relation with the above houses, signs and karaka planet then also there is possibility of this disease.
Example:- Date of birth – 06.02.1949, Time of birth – 11:25 am(IST), Place of birth – Tribeni, Hoogly, West Bengal.
Ascendant is Vrisha, Saturn in 4th, Ketu in 6th, Jupiter in 8th, Sun, Mercury and Venus in 9th, Mars in 10th, Moon and Rahu in 12th. Lord of 22nd drekkana is Jupiter.
The disease was detected in October 2002. The symptom was pain in right breast . On 21.11.2002 some parts of right breast was cut off by an operation in Kolkata. Then she went to Tata Memorial Hospital of Mumbai. There on 06.12.2002 the hole breast was cut off by an operation and chemotherapy was given. Now the native is totally cured.
Explanation:- 1. Retrograde Saturn is placed in the 4th house aspected by maraka Mars, 8th lord Jupiter and Rahu. The Saturn is badhaka for this ascendant and in the star of Ketu. 8th lord is in the star of 6th lord. 4th lord Sun is in the badhaka sthana, conjoined with 6th lord Venus and in the star of Mars. 6th lord is in the star of 4th lord. So karaka of right breast – 4th house and it’s lord both are afflicted.
- The ascendant is aspected by Mars, Saturn and Rahu. The lord of ascendant Venus himself is the 6th lord and is in the badhaka sthana conjoined with 4th lord. Tula is mool-trikona of Venus; so Venus will give maximum result of Tula rashi e.i 6th house. Venus is aspected by badhaka and retrograde Saturn. So the ascendant and it’s lord both are afflicted.
3.In karaka rashi Karkata, 6th lord Venus and maraka Mercury are aspecting. The Saturn is also afflicting Karkata rashi due to retrograde. So Karkata is afflicted.
- Karaka of breast Moon is in 12th, in the star of 6th lord, aspected by Ketu and 8th-11th lord Jupiter and conjoined with Rahu.So Moon is heavily affliceted and giving aspect to the 6th.
- In the 6th Ketu is placed aspected by Saturn and Rahu and in the star of maraka Mars. The 6th lord Venus is in the of Mars, conjoined with 2nd lord Mercury and 4th lord Sun, afficted by Saturn(being retrograde). So 6th house and it’s lord both are afflicted. 6th has made relation with 4th.
- Indicator of flesh – 2nd house is aspected by 8th-11th(6th from 6th) lord Jupiter and afflicted by Ketu. 2nd lord Mercury is afflicting 2nd as he is retrograde, conjoined with 6th lord. Mercury is aspected by Saturn(as retrograde). 6th house and it’s lord are afflicted. In the 10th , maraka Maraka Mars is placed get aspect of Saturn and afflicted by Ketu. 10th lord Saturn is placed in the 4th —- the karaka for right breast, in the star of Ketu, aspected by Rahu, Mars and 8th-11th lord Jupiter. So the flesh indicating houses — 2nd,6th and 10th and their lords are afflicted.
- Flesh indicating signs – Vrisha is aspected by Mars, Saturn and Rahu, lord of the is afflicted. Kanya rashi is aspected by Mars and afflicted by Saturn(as it is retrograde). The lord of Kanya rashi Mercury is also aspected by Mars. Makara is afflicted by Saturn(as it is retrograde). The lord of Makara — Saturn is aspected by Mars, Jupiter and Rahu. So the flesh indicating signs and their lords are afflicted.
- The 8th lord is in the 8th , in the star of 6th lord, aspected by Rahu. So 8th house and it’s lord are afflicted.
- In the 3rd(8th from 8th) the 6th lord Venus, 4th lord Sun and the 2nd lord Mercury are aspecting. The 3rd lord – Moon is in the 12th , in the star of 6th lord, aspected by 8th-11th lord Jupiter and afflicted by badhaka Saturn(as it is retrograde). Ketu is also afflicting Moon. So the 3rd house and it’s lord are afflicted.
Similarly we can find the affliction of the karaka houses, the lords, planets of this disease in respect from Moon ascendant, Sun ascendant and natural ascendant of zodiac(Mesh rashi). We shall find that all the above disease inflicting signs, houses and theirs lords are afflicted from the respective ascendants. I am not giving those explanation here due to space saving.
Conclusion: The 4th house from ascendant, Moon ascendant, Sun ascendant and natural ascendant(Mesh rashi) are heavily afflicted. The 4th house has made relation with 6th house or 6th lord. So cancer has developed in the right breast. Jupiter is the 8th and 11th(6th from 6th) lord from ascendant, in the star of 6th lord and placed in the 8th ; Ketu is in the 6th has made relation with Moon. So in the mahadasha of Jupiter and in the antardasha of Ketu the disease was developed. Hospitalization is judged from 12th. As Ketu is in the star of 12th lord and aspected by Moon and Rahu from 12th house, the hospitalization took place. The 8th lord is natural benefic planet and is in 8th and in the star of 6th-1st lord. The 8th lord Jupiter is in the 8th — in his mool-trikona. The native is cured after operation.
CANCER IN BRAIN
Detecting an Ailment:- Head and brain is judged from ascendant. In zodiac Mesh rashi is the indicator of head and brain. Sun and Mars are indicators of brain. Sun is the main indicator of brain and Mars is indicator of brain diseases. Mars is also indicator of tumors. The watery signs are the indicators of tumors. The Saturn is also the indicator of it. For judging tumors, Moon and Jupiter are also be judged as they are the lords of watery signs. When ascendant, lord of ascendant, Mesh rashi, Mars, Sun, the watery signs and their lords are in the evil houses (6th,8th or 12th) or heavily afflicted specially by Rahu, Ketu, Saturn and Mars; then there is maximum possibility of brain cancer or malignant tumor in brain.
Example: Date of birth – 24.11.1969, Time – 10:35 am (IST), Place – Howrah, West Bengal.
Ascendant is Makara, Mars is in the ascendant, Rahu in 2nd, Saturn(R) is in 4th, Moon is in 5th, Ketu is in 8th, Jupiter and Venus are in 10th , Sun and Mercury are in 11th. The lord of 22nd drekkan of ascendant is Jupiter.
Brain tumor of the native was detected in February 2003. The indication of the disease was heavy pain in head. The native was admitted in hospital and an operation in brain had been done. After that she was given chemotherapy. But no improvement was seen. She was died on 29th November, 2003.
Explanation: 1. 4th-11th(6th from 6th) lord and badhaka of ascendant Mars is in the ascendant, aspected by Saturn and Rahu and in the star of 7th lord Moon. Rashi aspect of Ketu, Moon, 6th lord Mercury and karaka planet Sun are in the ascendant. The lord of ascendant Saturn(retrograde and debilitated)– has made house exchange with Mars and aspecting each other, afflicted by Ketu and in the star of Ketu. 3rd-12th lord Jupiter and Venus are aspecting Saturn; and rashi aspect of 6th lord Mercury, karaka planet Sun and Rahu are there on Saturn. So main indicator of tumors – Mars being placed in ascendant and aspected by Saturn the tumor became malignant. Here ascendant and its lord both are afflicted.
- The main indicator of tumor – Mars himself is 11th lord(6th from 6th) and badhaka and placed in the 1st house which indicates brain; and also afflicted. Rashi aspects of Ketu, Moon(another indicator of tumor), 6th lord Mercury and karaka of brain Sun are there on Mars. So Mars is afflicted.
- Tumors are created due to impurity of blood. So blood indicating houses and planets are also should be judged. Here we can see that 4th, 8th and 12th house and their lords are afflicted by malefic.
- The 6th lord Mercury is conjoined with Sun(karaka of brain), aspected by 7th lord Moon, placed in 11th (6th from 6th) and has made square aspect with Rahu and Ketu. Saturn , Rahu and Jupiter are aspecting the 6th house. So 6th house and it’s lord both are afflicted.
- The 8th house and it’s lord are also afflicted by malefic.
- Karaka of brain Sun and Mars are afflicted by malefic.
- In respect from Moon ascendant: Here we can see all the above mentioned houses and their lords from Moon ascendant are afflicted by malefic.
- In respect from Sun ascendant: Here we can also see all the above mentioned houses and their lords from Sun ascendant are afflicted by malefic.
- At last when we judge from the natural ascendant of zodiac(Mesh Rashi), we can also see all the above mentioned houses and their lords from Mesh rashi are afflicted by malefic. I am not giving last five explanations for saving space. I think the learned readers can understand it.
Conclusion: It is seen that from all the four ascendant(birth ascendant, Moon ascendant, Sun ascendant and Mesh rashi) the karaka houses and karaka planets all are afflicted by Rahu, Ketu, Saturn and Mars under any circumstances. Rahu is in maraka sthana. Being the karaka of tumors Mars is in 1st house aspected by Saturn; so the tumor has become malignant. Moon is also responsible for tumors. That Moon also afflicted by Saturn(as it is retrograde). Another karaka of tumors is Jupiter(as it is the lord of watery sign); Jupiter is also aspected by Saturn. Saturn is aspected by Ketu and Mars. So by giving aspect to all the karaka planet of tumors, Saturn has made the tumor malignant due to relation with Ketu. Moon and Rahu is in 4th-10th position. So in the mahadasha of Rahu and in antardasha of Moon the disease is developed and detected. The lord of 22nd drekkana of ascendant – Jupiter is in the star of Mars. So in the mahadasha of Rahu and antardasha of Mars the native was died. Being the badhaka Mars is in ascendant and aspecting the lord of ascendant. The lord of ascendant is debilitated. For placement in the 12th of Rahu, Mars has become the most maraka.
At last it is seen that in which part of body cancer is developing, the indicator planet of that house makes relation with 3rd, 6th, 8th, 11th house and their lords; and with Rahu, Ketu, Saturn and Mars. In some cases all the other planets including Jupiter also can be the karaka of cancer when they are heavily afflicted by malefic. So every planet should be judged thoroughly. Responsible of malignant growth is Rahu. But Ketu also can make malignant growth. In every only Rahu does not create the malignant growth. Ketu has much role in this matter. When Saturn and Mars being the evil lords of ascendant and afflict any house and house lord with Rahu and Ketu, then there is maximum chances of cancer in that part of body. But more research on medical astrology is highly needed. Medical astrology is such a part of astrology, by which every man can be served. Specially if the physicians have deep knowledge in medical astrology, they can detect diseases more easily.
In the developed and expanding economic condition, the demand of professionals in the field of fashion designing, interior decoration, beautification, Computer Aided Designing (CAD) and Animation are increasing leaps and bound opening more and more job opportunities in these emerging fields with hefty pay and perks for the deserving people. There are also scopes for working as self-employed professionals in the above areas due to the high demand.
PLANETARY ROLE FOR SUCCESS IN THE FIELD OF DESIGNING
Avocations requiring creativity and bringing beauty need a strong and supportive Venus in one’s horoscope. The interaction of Venus with Moon and Rahu promotes necessary innovative ideas, zeal and knack for such crafts. Along with these, when Mars and Saturn collectively influence the astrological elements of career made out a successful person in the field of designing. A person when wants to be successful in the field of Computer Aided Designing (CAD) and Animation also requires the similar planetary configuration in their horoscope.
IMPORTANT HOUSES IN THE HOROSCOPE FOR SUCCEES IN THE FILED OF DESIGNING
3rd house is the all-important house for creative talents and 12th house is the work place especially for the fashion and interior designers. 9th is house for add on education and luck. 2nd & 10th houses are natural accomplice.
Here below is the chart in respect of a very successful interior decorator.
DOB 23/02/1977 TOB 10.45 PM POB DEOLALI
The native born with a balance of Venus Dasha of 16 years, 9 months and 18 days at birth. Native has Libra Lagna with Rahu in the Nakshtra of Mars posited therein. Ascendant Lord Venus is exalted in 6th house (Upachaya house) aspected by Yoga Karaka Saturn from previous house. Exalted Mars in 4th house causing Ruchika yoga and combined with 9 & 12 lord Mercury, aspects Yoga Karaka Saturn in 10th house. Mars and Saturn separately aspect Moon in 7th house. Thus all conditions for a career in interior decoration are met. She did Bachelor in Architecture (B.Arch) from Ahmedabad during Sun – Venus period and M.S. in design from IIT Chicago, USA during Moon-Rahu period. Venus-Saturn combination gave her job with Microsoft, USA in user interface designs. Venus is her Amatyakaraka also, the significator planet for profession.
In her D-10 chart, Mars in 2nd house is aspected by Rahu from 10th house and 1st & 2nd lord Saturn from previous house. Her Venus is in 6th house aspected by Rahu from 10th house. 7th lord Moon is in 9th house combined with 1st & 2nd lord Saturn. This confirmed her career in designing.
The educational and professional counselling by an expert astrologer at the appropriate time of life can proved to a miraculous pathfinder for a person. I astrologically believe that choosing wrong course of study or profession contrary to the planetary promises in one’s birth chart can never bring success in life.
Numbers and arithmetical calculation has great use in astrology for quick and effective predictions. Arithmetical calculations form the basis of astrological predictions through Ashtakavarga. Asthakavarga system in astrology is independent of its kind and can effectively be used as a comprehensive tool of predictions by an able astrologer who has depth in this branch of astrology. Maharishi Parashar has referred to Asthakavarga system in his great work ‘Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra’ (BPHS). Both Natal, Dasha and transit result of the planets can effectively be studied with the help of Asthakavarga in a perfect scientific way. Asthakavarga is a three-tier system of astrological assessment, which starts with preparation of Prashtharaka of 7 core planets (Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter & Saturn) including Ascendant, followed by preparation of seven individual Bhinnastaka of the core planets including Ascendant and finally summarizing the combine planetary contributions reflecting through Sarvashtaka. Rahu and Ketu are excluded in the preparation of Asthakavarga Chart. They are dealt with in a separate approach here. A house is considered strong in Sarvashtaka if it has atleast 28 benefic bindus and more. In Bhinnastaka, a planet is considered strong and capable of giving benefic result if it is associated 5 or more benefic bindus in its own Bhinnastaka. More the number of benefic bindus, greater the benefic effect. I have through my experience in astrology have noticed that even an exalted benefic planet some time fails to deliver desired result if it does not have the required support of benefic bindus under Ashtakavarga scheme. The astrologers who do not have indepth knowledge of different branches of Astrology including Asthakavarga obviously get puzzled in such a situation by noticing their well-considered predictions going wrong in some cases. Such a puzzling situation can better be described as enigma of Astrology. I do believe that astrology is not an easy chair study or a bedtime study just to get better sleep. It needs serious study as in the cases of any other important branches of studies to enable an astrologer to groom himself properly because he has to play the role of a pathfinder through his astrological predictions for those who seek his advises. An astrologer should be pious, intelligent with a research-oriented mindset to enable him to contribute his mite for a meaningful progress of this Divine Science.
Now resuming my discussion further on Asthakavarga, I would like to highlight the importance of Prashtharaka, which is the elementary approach towards preparation of Asthakavarga. The transit minute details of the planets can meaningfully be analysed only with the help of Prashtharaka and Kakshya (arc) of individual planets. Samudaya Asthakavarga unlike Sarvashtaka is a direct step down from Prashtharaka of individual 7 planets and Ascendant. Samudaya Asthakavarga (SamAV) is Kakshya based concept and construction. SamAV is transit specific derivation from the Prashtharakas of the 7 planets. In contrast, SAV is Rashi-based concept indicating the strength of a sign on the basis of total number of SAV points. Total points both in the case of SAV and SamAV is 337.
I have my own doubt that any astrological prediction given basing on a single branch of Astrology without corroborating the same with atleast two/three other systems of Hindu Astrological way of predictions could have the chances of omission and commissions. An honest astrologer’s first approach should be to see if the birth time recorded is correct or not before proceeding to give any astrological predictions. Besides, an astrologer should have indepth knowledge of different branches of astrology including various Dasha Systems especially that of conditional Dashas and corroborate his prediction atleast with one conditional Dasha system in an attempt to make his predictions less vulnerable to error, shortcomings and fallibility.
Ruby, the gem stone ruled by Sun
Ruby is the gem stone ruled by Sun. In Sanskrit, Ruby is called ratnaraj. It occurs as Red and transparent variety of mineral corundum. It is a very brilliant, hard, durable and wearable stone. The qualities of Ruby is purity of colour, heavy specific gravity, coldness of touch, flawless and transparent clarity, brilliance and good proportions. The color ranges from pigeon blood red, bluish red to yellowish red. Red is the cosmic colors transmitted by Rubies. A Ruby is a symbolic beauty, health, love, passion and friendship. It makes a person bold and courageous and eliminates depression. It enhances name and fame. It fosters integrity, devotion, happiness, healing, courageous, romance and passion. It also evokes warmth, inspiration, prosperity, high energy and leadership ability.
Color: Red, Pink and oringish-voletish-purplish-pinkish-blackish-red
Refractive Index 1.763-1.770
Pleocheroism: Strong dichorism
Crystal system: Hexagonal
Optic character: Doubly refractive
Specific gravity: 4.00
Mohs hardness: 9
Flourasense: Long wave-weak to strong red
Identifying visual Finger print inclusions, hexagonal growth lines, silk and strait branding characters
Sources: Persian Gulf, Burma, Venezuela, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Cambodia & Vietnam
Other uparatnas: Red Spinel, Red Garnet, Rube let
Pearl, the gem ruled by Moon
Pearl is the gem ruled by Moon. It is a lustrous concretion mainly of mother of pearl or nacre which is the substance forming the inner layers of mollusc shells. The pearl is the abnormal growth due to a minute particle invading the body of a mollusc and becoming coated with the layers of nacre. Both marine and fresh water molluscs produce pearls. Fine pearls have a even, smooth texture without any flaws in the nacre. Shape, size and colour are significant. They come up in many shapes and varieties. A Bouton pearl is hemispherical and solid irregular shaped pearls are known as Baroque. The hemispherical are considered to be the best. Pearls are available in white, black, rose to cream colors. Orange is the cosmic color transmitted by pearl. A good pearl strengthens mental faculties, calms emotions and increase of peace of mind. This is an excellent gem for meditation. It inspires purity, honesty, innocence, integrity, concentration, meditation and tranquility. It is prescribed for deficiency of calcium, heart diseases, diabetics, insanity and other mental diseases.
Species: Natural pearl
Transparency: Translucent to opaque
Color: White, pink, cream, rose, yellowish, blue, greenish, black and gray
Refractive Index: 1.530-1.686
Crystal system: Aggregate
Specific gravity: 2.7
Mohs hardness: 2.5-4-5
Flourasense: Long wave-inert to strong, short wage inert to moderate
Identifying visual Orient, gritty texture when rubbed on teeth, best way to separate natural characters, cultured X-radio graph
Sources: Natural Oyster pearl- Persian Gulf, Sri Lanka, Valenzuela, Bengal, Mumbai, Australia and South Pacific.
Other uparatnas: Moonstone
Red Coral, the gem ruled by Mars
Red Coral is ruled by planet Mars. The name pf the Coral is derived from Greek word ‘Koraillion’ and signify the hard and calcareous skeleton of the coral animal. It is a part of large scale of marine invertebrates characterized by a calcium carbonate or horny skeleton called coral. Corals are divided into two sub classes based on the differences in their radial symmetry of eight tentacle animals each with an internal skeleton or six tentacles. The Red Coral belongs to the eight tentacle sub class. Yellow is the color transmitted by Corals. It is available in red, pink, reddish orange and orange tones. Blood red and pink red corals are considered to be the best. A red coral removes obstacles and averts accidents. In financial matters, it is an asset for the native and makes him debt free. It nullifies Kuja dosha and promotes marriage. It promotes creativity, passion, wisdom and enthusiasm.
Red Coral Characteristics
Color: Red, pink, reddish orange and orange
Refractive Index: 1.486-1.658
Crystal system: Aggregate
Specific gravity: 2.65
Mohs hardness: 3.5-4
Identifying visual Wavy parallel fibrous structure, uneven fracture with dull luster characters
Sources: Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Coasts of Algeria, Taiwan, Spain, Italy, Japan, Australia, Tunisia, Taiwan, Spain
Other uparatnas: Carnelian and Blood stone
Emerald, the gem ruled by Mercury
The term Emerald is derived from French term ‘Esmeralda’. It is a very fascinating gemstone and has the most beautiful, intense and radiant green color. From mineralogical point of view, emeralds are beryllium aluminum silicates and belong to the large gemstone family of beryl. It has traces of Chromium and vandalism, that are responsible for the fascinating color. It is a hard stone and chips easily. It is mostly cut in a rectangular step cut popularly known as Emerald cut. The best Emeralds are those that display rich color, emit a soft glow,glisten with gold particles and do not have any blemishes. Green is the color transmitted by Emerald. According to Vedas, Emeralds promises good luck and enhances well being. It institutes psychic powers. In medical terminology, it is good for general health, nervous system. It promotes love, romance, joy, memory, faith and intelligence. It shields the native from poisonous snakes and envious persons.
Color: Green, Yellowish green and bluish green
Refractive Index: 1.577-1.583
Pleocheroism: Weak to strong diction
Crystal system: Hexagonal
Optic character: Doubly reflective
Specific gravity: 2.72
Flourasense: Long and short wave inert to weak green
Identifying visual Typical three and two phase inclusions characters
Sources: South America, Africa, India, Pakistan, Russia and Egypt
Other uparatnas: Green Jade, Green Tourmaline, Green Diopside , Green Aquamarine
Yellow Sapphire, the gem ruled by Jupiter
Yellow Sapphire is ruled by the planet Guru. It is also called Pukaraj, is the yellow variety of the Corundum family. It is hard and brilliant stone. Pure Aluminum Oxide crystallizes into splendid gem stones by the pressure of heat in the depth of the ground. It is available in various shades ranging from light yellow to orange and brownish tones. The gemstones should be evenly colored, flawless and well shaped. Light blue is the cosmic color transmitted by Yellow Sapphire. It symbolizes universal love, affection and spiritual knowledge. It is very helpful for progeny and child birth. It is excellent in financial matters and business stability. In medical astrology, it is prescribed for calcium deficiency, heart diseases, insanity and mental diseases.
Yellow Sapphire Characteristics
Color: Light, golden, brownish yellow, pinkish and orange yellow
Refractive Index: 1.762-1.770
Pleocheroism: Strong dichorism
Crystal system: Hexagonal
Optic character: Doubly reflective
Specific gravity: 4.00
Mohs hardness: 9
Flourasense: Colorless sapphire, long wave inert to strong reddish, short wave inert to moderate orange
Identifying visual Finger print inclusions, hexagonal growth lines, silk and strait color branding characters
Sources: Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Vietnam
Other uparatnas: Yellow Topaz, Citrine, Heliodor, Golden Pearl
Diamond, the gem ruled by Sukra
Venus is regarded the brightest planet only after the sun and the moon in the sky. Venus or Shukra is the teacher of demons. He is also allotted the office of a minister in the nine planets Solar system. It is to be said that Lord Shiva imparted the knowledge of making the dead alive (Mrityusanjivini Vidya) to Shukra. Venus (Shukra) is also important because of its association with the science of mantras and medicine, tantra, the casting of spells, hypnotism, mesmerism and alchemy. It is also called the god of fine arts, love, beauty and attraction. At one side it provides pure maternal love in human life. The gem stone of Venus is the diamond.
Diamond, the king of gem abounds in chemical values and it is the most precious mineral. It is famous for its surprising luster, hardness and beauty.
Chemically, Diamond is found that it is a solid carbon. Diamond gemstones are found in mines and plains too. Diamond colour is white as well as of other colours. Diamond gemstone looks like the source of the divine dazzling light of the stars in the sky. According to astrology Diamond represents the Venus planet. If the Venus planet has weak position in the horoscope and the man has the Taurus or Libra sign of the zodiac, he can improve his destiny by wearing diamond. By wearing diamond inferiority complex of its wearer vanishes and brightness is seen on his face and many other qualities generate in him automatically. The persons of the opposite sex are attracted to each other by wearing diamond.
The wearing of diamond is much beneficial to poets, painters, artists, actors and sellers of perfumes and ornaments and their makers too. Diamond gemstone is advantages to confectioners, hoteliers, gold sellers, doctors and sellers of sugar and rice. The wearers of diamond can be saved from ominous things and evil spirits such as witches, ghosts, black magic and even the effect of poison also decreases. Diamond gemstones increases the stamina and makes the marital life happy and permanent. Diamond gemstone also improves health, checks untimely death also. Diamond gemstone is advantageous in diseases like epilepsy, impotency, rheumatism, hydrocil, shortage of semen and other sexual diseases.
Uparatnas: Zircon, White Sapphire.
Blue Sapphire, the gem ruled by Saturn
Blue Sapphire is ruled by Shani. It belongs to Corundum family. It is harder than any other gem but diamond and it has no cleavage plane, so it cannot be cut with single blow like diamond. In fact a synthetic sapphire is used to for scratch resistant watch crystals, optical scanners and other instruments because its durability can be trusted. A good sapphire should have a fine, evenly distributed color, it should be free from flaws and to cut proper proportions for brilliancy. A rare variety of this gem is called Maha Neela and it is known to tint with the color of milk with blue. Violet is the color transmitted by this gem stone. It protects danger while travelling and eases mental unrest and various forms of madness. It alleviates long term misfortunes causing by change of place. It is fine, brilliant, deep blue Burmese varieties can dazzle the eye.
Blue Sapphire Characteristics
Color: Blue, greenish blue, blackish blue, gray blue, purple and violet
Refractive Index: 1.762-1.770
Pleocheroism: Strong dichorism
Crystal system: Hexagonal
Optic character: Doubly reflective
Specific gravity: 4.00
Mohs hardness: 9
Flourasense: Light blue sapphire, long wave moderate to strong pink, purple and violet : : sapphire: Long wave inert to strong reddish violet, short wave inert to moderate violet.
Identifying visual Fingerprint inclusions, hexagonal growth lines, silk and strait color branding characters
Sources: Burma, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Vietnam, Australia, Brazil
Other uparatnas: Tanzanite, Blue spinel, Kynite, Blue Zircon, Amethyst
Hessonite, the gem ruled by Rahu
Hessonite / Gomeda is the gem ruled by Rahu. It belongs to Grossularite clan. The word Hessonite is derived from Greek word esson that means inferior as these gems are regarded to be less valued. It is a gemstone from garnet family. Magnets which pulls them is the very special phenomenal feature. It has smoky red luster and good quality stone has an orange luster with copper colored sparkle. Ultra Violet color is transmitted by this gem. It averts devastators, protects from accidents and evil spirits and brings wealthy and prosperity to the wearer.
Color: Golden orange, brownish orange and reddish orange
Refractive Index: 1.74-1.75
Crystal system: Cubic
Optic character: Singly refractive
Specific gravity: 3.61
Mohs hardness: 7
Identifying visual: Roiled internal appearance, garnet inclusions, anamolus, double refraction characters strained colors may be visible and strain colors may be visible in polariscope
Sources: Sri Lanka, Africa, India, Burma, Brazil, Australia, Mexico, Russia, Italy, USA
Other uparatnas: Orange zircon, Sepessarite
Cats Eye, the gem ruled by Ketu
Cat’s eye is the gem ruled by Chrysoberyl ruled by Ketu. With a carbon cut, a light colored line appears and that moves as the gem is turned giving a stone resembles to the eye of a cat. This phenomena called asterism is caused by a parallel arrangement of fine fibers of either foreign substance or minute hallow tubules. Infra red is the color transmitted by this gem. The gemstone builds determination, strength of mind, steadfastness, will power, courage, vigor, self-control, intelligence and knowledge.
Cats Eye Characteristics
Transparency: Transparent to translucent
Color: Yellow, greenish yellow and brownish yellow
Refractive Index: 1.746-1.755
Pleocheroism: Weak to strong dichorism
Crystal system: Orthorhomic
Optic character: Doubly reflective
Specific gravity: 3.73
Mohs hardness: 8.5
Identifying visual Strong cat’s eye looking light band caused by minute reflection on included characters crystal fibers and also natural and fingerprint inclusions
Sources: Sri Lanka, Brazil, South India and Burma
Other uparatnas: Tourmaline
Learn Astrology – Part 1 : Generally most of the people are interested in astrology and want to learn this ancient science. But the biggest roadblock and most difficult question they face is – where to start learning from?
Quite a few succeed in finding a guru with their persistent endeavor, but these gurus teach astrology in such a complicated way that scares off even the earnest aspirants. Most of the astrologers begin teaching with birth-chart making; and its complicated mathematical calculations diminish learners’ enthusiasm and frighten them away. And rest of the pupils run off after hearing complex and high-sounding terminology of astrology.
If certain basic principles are followed sincerely, it can make astrology learning a pleasant and fulfilling experience. Those who want to master science of astrology must always bear these points in their minds:
- Begin studying astrology in step by step fashion.
- Until a principle is understood completely, do not move to the next one or the other book.
- Do not just read, but assimilate whatever is read.
- Do not read astrology books without guidance of an experienced guru. Reading more books can confuse you, as there are many junk astrology books in the market.
- In the beginnings, pay your attention toward analyzing birth-charts rather than making them.
- Initially start analyzing the birth-charts of your friends and relatives who you know well.
- As far as possible, learn Sanskrit synonyms of English words used in astrological terminology.
One can advance rapidly in his endeavor to learn astrology, if one keeps above points in mind and stick to them.
Astrology can be divided in two sections: mathematical astrology and predictive astrology. Mathematical part of astrology mainly contains creation of birth chart. In this part of astrology, different positions of the planets are calculated on the basis of time and place etc. On the other hand, predictive astrology is used for foretelling events of future. In this series, we will discuss mathematical portion later and initially focus on predictive astrology. At the time of child-birth, a map of the positions of planets in the cosmos is created, and this map is known as birth-chart or janma kundali. There are various software available in market these days that can be used to calculate mathematical data required and to create birth-charts.
Entire astrology is based primarily on nine planets, twelve signs, twenty-seven Nakshatras and twelve houses (Bhava). Generally predictions are based on permutations and combinations of these elements. Names of nine planets are as follows:
|Moon||चंद्र, सोम (Chandra, Som)|
|Mars||मंगल, कुज (Mangal, Kuja)|
|Jupiter||गुरू, बृहस्पति (Guru, Brihaspati)|
|North Node||राहु (Rahu)|
|South Node||केतु (Ketu)|
Sun and Moon are considered to be a star and a satellite respectively according to the modern astronomy. But Indian astrology uses word Graha which is translated to Planet in English and includes Sun and Moon for predictive purpose. Similarly, North Node (Rahu) and South Node (Ketu) are astronomical points, and also called Graha (Planet) for predictive purpose.
Indian astrology is earth-centric. Zodiac is a circular belt and all planets seem to be moving on this belt. If this zodiac is divided into twelve equal parts, each part is known as a zodiac sign. These twelve zodiac signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. Similarly, when this zodiac is divided into twenty-seven equal parts, each part is called a Nakshatra. We will discuss about Nakshatras at length later in this series.
Mathematically a circle is of 360 degrees. Therefore one zodiac sign, which is one-twelfth of zodiac, comprises 30 degrees. Nonetheless, there is no need to go much into the mathematical portion and it is enough to know now that each zodiac sign is of 30 degrees.
Each sign is governed by a planet. Let us have a look at it:
|Zodiac Sign||Sanskrit Name||Governing Planet|
|Cancer||Karka or Karkata||Moon|
Part 2: In previous article of this series, we learnt about zodiac signs, planets and their ownership. Those were very important concepts and, if possible, try to memorize those concepts. Now, we are going to know about categorization of planets and signs, which is crucial for learning predictive astrology. If you have not read that article, it is recommended to read Part-1, before proceeding to this part.
Firstly, planets are classified into two groups namely benefic and malefic as follows:
Natural Benefic Planets: Moon, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter are considered benefic by nature
Natural Malefic Planets: Sun, Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu are considered malefic by nature
Generally, Moon and Mercury are not always benefic. Full Moon i.e. the Moon near Purnima is considered benefic, while ‘No Moon’ i.e. Moon near Amavasya is believed not to be benefic. Similarly, if Mercury is placed with benefic planet, it is considered benefic and if placed with malefic, it is considered malefic. In other words, nature of Mercury depends upon the nature of planet influencing it.
It should be remembered that all natural malefic planets do not always produce negative results. Similarly, all natural benefic planets do not always give positive results. Good or bad effect depends up on several other factors like ownership, placement and aspects etc. We will discuss these factors later.
Let us start with first factor i.e. sign placement. Generally, any planet gives positive results in exalted sign (uchcha rashi), own sign (swa-rashi), and friendly sign (mitra-rashi) in this order. In other words, exalted planets give best results, planets in own sign give second best results and planets in friendly sign gives third best result, if we want to quantify. On the other hand, if a planet is positioned in debilitated sign (neecha-rashi) or enemy’s sign (shatru-rashi), it is not capable of giving good results
This table summarizes exalted, debilitated and own sign of planets –
|Serial No.||Planet||Exalted Sign||Debilitated Sign||Own Sign|
Some points to be noted from above table:
- Exalted and debilitated signs of a planet are always seventh from each other, e.g. Sun is exalted in Aries, the first sign of zodiac, and debilitated in Libra, the seventh sign of zodiac.
- Sun and Moon are lord of just one sign. While Rahu and Ketu are not lord of any of the signs. Other planets are lord of two signs each.
- Rahu and Ketu don’t have their own signs. Even exalted and debilitated signs of Rahu and Ketu are not well-accepted by all the astrologers.
It is also required to understand friendship and enmity of planets for predictive astrology. Planets are neutral, friendly or inimical to other planets as follows:
|Sun||Moon, Mars, Jupiter||Saturn, Venus||Mercury|
|Moon||Sun, Mercury||None||Rest of the planets|
|Mars||Sun, Moon, Jupiter||Mercury||Rest of the planets|
|Mercury||Sun, Venus||Moon||Venus, Saturn|
|Jupiter||Sun, Moon, Mars||Venus, Mercury||Saturn|
|Venus||Saturn, Mercury||Rest of the planets||Jupiter, Mars|
|Saturn||Mercury, Venus||Rest of the planets||Jupiter|
|Rahu, Ketu||Venus, Saturn||Sun, Moon, Mars||Jupiter, Mercury|
This is very important table and should be memorized. If you find it difficult to memorize initially, there is no need to get frightened. Eventually with the time and practice, you would learn it automatically.
I am sharing a simple but rough formula to memorize above table. Roughly we can classify planets into two groups that are inimical to each other:
Group 1: Sun, Moon, Mars and Jupiter
Group 2: Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu
As I said earlier, this is just a rough formula and there are some exceptions to it which you can note down from above table.
How to use above table? Those planets, which are placed in the signs of friendly planets or located with friendly planets, produce positive results. Similarly, if a planet is situated in sign of enemy planet or positioned with an enemy planet tends to produce diminished positive results.
Let me take an example. You can see from above table that Saturn and Sun are inimical to each other. So if Sun is posited in sign of Saturn i.e. Capricorn or Aquarius or Sun is situated with Saturn, it will not be able to give its good results. In other words, Sun will be weak in giving its results. On the other side, if Sun is with Moon, Mars or Jupiter who are friendly to Sun or in their signs, it should generally give good results.
That is all for this week. In next article, we will discuss about birth-chart, signification of planet/ house/ sign and their use in astrology.
Part 3: Now we will learn how to interpret diagram of a birth chart. We will also get to know concepts like ascendant and house etc.
A birth-chart (also called Kundli or Horoscope in India) can be called a map of planetary positions at the time of birth. There are several different ways of portraying birth-chart in different parts of India. Mainly horoscope is drawn in three major ways – north Indian style, south Indian style and Bangla (East Indian) style. To keep it simple, we will restrict our discussion to north Indian style only.
A birth chart tells about the position of planets in houses and signs. We have already discussed about the planets and zodiac sings, and we will talk about houses a little bit later. In north Indian diagram of birth chart, ascendant sign is written on very first place and then signs are shown from right to left. It means signs are depicted “anti-clock wise” and the number corresponding to zodiac sign is shown in each box. It can be understood better with following example chart:
Houses (Sanskrit: भाव): To understand what is house, we will have to forget all the numbers and names of planets in above example chart for a while. Above birth chart diagram can be decamped in 12 boxes, out of which eight are triangular and four are rectangular in shape. In these four rectangles, topmost rectangle is considered to be “ascendant” or the “first house”. This It has been depicted in gray background in above example chart. Position of ascendant is always fixed in the birth chart. So when we have to find out ascendant, we look at the position of grayed box above. Anything written in that gray box will be called in “first house.”
When we start counting anti-clock wise from first house, the next position arrived thus is known as second house. The next one from second house is called third house and so on. In Sanskrit, house and ascendant are known as bhaav (भाव) and lagna (लग्न) respectively.
House-lord (Sanskrit: भावेश)
As we know, “house” and “sign” are two different concepts. The numbers written in horoscope denote zodiac signs, e.g. “11” can be seen written in first house, which shows that eleventh sign i.e. Aquarius is in ascendant or first house. Similarly, the 12th sign or Pisces is situated in second house. We have studied in previous lesson that lords of Aquarius and Pisces are Saturn and Jupiter respectively. Therefore, in astrological language we will say that lord of first house is Saturn (because ‘11’ is written in first house). In same manner, lord of second house is Jupiter.
The lord of first house is also known as ascendant-lord. Similarly, lord of second house is called second-lord, lord of third house is called third-lord and so on. So in example chart we can say that Saturn is the first house lord, Jupiter is the second house lord and so on.
Position of planets in houses
If we start counting from gray rectangle to the house where Venus and Rahu are placed in example chart, we will count up to 5. Thus, we can say that Rahu and Venus are posited in fifth house. Similarly, Moon and Mars are in sixth, Saturn, Sun and Mercury are in seventh, and Jupiter and Ketu are in eleventh house. This is known as position of planets in different houses.
Position of Planets in signs
It is comparatively easier to determine position of planets in zodiac signs. The number written in the box where planet is posited shows position of the planet in sign. In above illustration, ‘3’ is written in the box where Venus and Rahu are placed, so we can say that these planets are in 3rd sign i.e. Gemini. In similar fashion, Moon and Mars are in Cancer sign because ‘4’ is written in the box where they are posited.
Before finishing this week’s lesson, I would like to repeat it that position of planets in houses and signs are two different concepts. When it comes to houses, the topmost rectangular house is considered the first one irrespective of the number written there. The numbers written are not important for determining the position of planets in houses. These numbers convey zodiac signs and therefore they are used to ascertain the position of planets in different signs.
In astrology, predictions are based on nature and significations of planets, signs, houses, and their inter-relations.
Astrology treats planets as living being; signs and houses are like those areas, where planets travel. Relationships of planets with each other, with zodiac signs and with houses etc. determine the predictions.
Just like living beings, planets have “nature” in astrology. Other than this, planets also have “significations”. It is of utmost importance to understand the difference between “nature” and “signification”. I have observed several times that even many famous astrologers do not understand this distinction clearly and thus commit mistakes in predictions.
In simple words, “nature” tells about “how” and “signification” answers “what”. Let us understand it more clearly with the help of an example. Suppose that Sun is posited in 10th house in Aries. In such situation, what results will Sun give? A table depicting the significations of houses is given below, which tell us that tenth house signifies business and trade. So “what will Sun give?” is answered with “Sun will give business.” And how is this business or trade going to be? – It is going to be in accordance with the natures of Sun and Aries. Sun is an aggressive planet and Aries is ruled by Mars that is also aggressive. It shows that the business can be of aggressive nature. In other words, native can either be in defense or in sports, where aggression is a necessity. Similarly, a prediction is made by combining the nature and signification of planets, signs and houses.
All the living and non-living things are signified by planets and houses. Because all these things cannot be discussed here, therefore we will discuss only some important significations. Let us first have a look at different houses and their significations:
First house: It signifies birth, head, nature, body, organs, age, looks, height and caste etc.
Second house: It shows money, monetary gain, eyes, face, voice, economical condition, family, food, tongue, teeth, death and nose etc.
Third house: It depicts younger siblings, courage, fear, ears, strength and mental balance etc.
Fourth house: It indicates pleasure, education, vehicles, heart, property, house, mother, relatives, domestic animals and buildings etc.
Fifth house: It suggests progeny, intelligence, laudable actions or work, charity, entertainment and gambling etc.
Sixth house: It points at diseases, bodily deformity, troubles caused by foes, tension, wound, litigation, brothers of mother and depression etc.
Seventh house: It stands for marriage, wife, sex, travel, death, business and partners etc.
Eighth house: Age, misfortune, vice, loan, enmity, sudden death, problems, suffering, pleasure or pain in this life as per karmas of previous lives and afterworlds etc.
Ninth house: It tells about father, luck, guru, praise, effective work, religion, donation and virtues of past births.
Tenth house: It describes occupation, business, trade, fame, class, rank, authority, domination and family business.
Eleventh house: It is used to contemplate benefit, elder brothers, profit, jewelry, fulfillment of longing, monetary gain and success etc.
Twelfth house: It denotes spending, agony, moksha, poverty, actions out of enmity, charity, loss in theft, bondage, left eye, bed pleasure and leg etc.
Part 5: In last lesson, we studies about signification of houses. We also learnt the difference between ‘signification’ and ‘nature’. This week, we are going to learn about planets. The signification and nature of planets are as follows:
Nature: It is square shaped, short height, dark red color, man, warrior (Kshatriya) caste, vice planet, Satwa guna, fire element and Pitta nature.
Signification: It controls king, father, copper, trees with fruits, small trees, wheat, bones, head, eyes, brain and heart.
Nature: It is spherical, woman, Vaisya (business-class) caste, Sattva Guna, Vaat-Kapha nature.
Signification: It controls white color, mother, mind, art, white tree, silver, sweet, rice, chest, saliva, lungs and eye sight.
Nature: It has muscular body, square, cruel, aggressive, man, warrior (Kshatriya) class, Tamo-guni, Fire element, Pitta nature.
Signification: It shows red color, siblings, war, arms, thief, wound, daal, Pitta, blood, muscles, operation, ears and nose etc.
Nature: It is thin, impotent, business class (Vaishya), neutral planet, Rajoguni, earth element and consists of all three Vaat, Pitta and Kapha natures.
Signification: It indicates green color, grams, mother’s brother, mathematics, trade, speech, tongue, voice, sex related diseases, dumbness, laziness and skin diseases.
Nature: heavy fat body, man, Brahmin, pleasant, Sattva Guna, space element and Kapha nature.
Signification: It depicts yellow color, Vedas, religion, devotion, gold, wise, guru, fat, Kapha, swelling, home, education, sun, progeny, marriage and kidney etc.
Nature: It is beautiful, female, Brahmin, charming, Rajoguni, water element and Kapha nature.
Signification: It signifies white color, beautiful clothes, beauty, wife, love affair, sex, nuptial bliss, poetry, singing, eyes and women etc.
Nature: It has black color, strange eyes, thin and tall body, cruel, impotent, Shudra class, vice, Tamoguni, Vaat Kapha nature and air element.
Signification: It shows back color, father’s brother, jealousy, roguishness, thief, beasts, servants, age, moles, physical strength, practice of Yoga, luxury, renunciation, service and heart diseases etc.
Rahu & Ketu
Nature: They are Vice planets, Chandaal, Tamoguni, Vaat Pitta nature and impotent.
Signification: Dark smoke-like color, grandfather, grandmother, deception, accident, quarrel, theft, snake, abroad, skin diseases, legs, hunger and difficulty in progress etc.
Rahu’s nature is like Saturn and Ketu has Mars-like nature.
Let us have a look at the nature of signs after learning nature and signification of planets.
Aries: Odd, Fiery, Movable, Barren, Violent, Quadruped, Short ascension, Male, Bilious, Forest, Hilly Areas, Head, Brain
Taurus: Even, Earthy, Fixed, Semi Fruitful, Quadruped, Short ascension, Female, Windy, Agricultural Land, Face, Eyes
Gemini: Odd, Airy, Dual, Barren, Human, Double-bodied, Voice, Short ascension, Male, Bile, Wind and Phlegm, Bedroom, Throat, Shoulder, Arms, Lungs
Cancer: Even, Watery, Movable, Fruitful, Mute, Long ascension, Female, Phlegm, Chasm with water, Chest
Leo: Odd, Fiery, Fixed, Barren, Human, Long ascension, Male, Bilious, Forest, Heart, Upper Abdomen
Virgo: Even, Earthy, Dual, Barren, Human, Long ascension, Female, Windy, Mountain, Lower Abdomen, Spleen
Libra: Odd, Airy, Movable, Semi Fruitful, Voice, Long ascension, Male, Bile, Wind and Phlegm, Entertainment Places, Genetelia, Kidney.
Scorpio: Even, Watery, Fixed, Fruitful, Mute, Violent, Centipede, Long ascension, Female, Phlegm, Underground, Excretory Organs.
Sagittarius: Odd, Fiery, Dual, Semi Fruitful, Double – bodied, Quadruped (Second Half), Long ascension, Male, Bilious, Military Places, Thighs, Liver.
Capricorn: Even, Earthy, Movable, Semi Fruitful, Quadruped, Short ascension, Female, Windy, Watery, Knee.
Aquarius: Odd, Airy, Fixed, Human, Voice, Short ascension, Male, Bile, Wind and Phlegm, Porter House, Shin.
Pisces: Even, Watery, Dual, Fruitful, Mute, Double- Bodied, Centipede, Short ascension, Female, Phlegm, Sea, Feet
You have gained enough astrological knowledge by now. Now you are ready for making predictions. We will learn next how this information is used to make future forecasts.
Now, we have studied about houses, planets and signs. Let us have a look at our illustrative birth-chart again.
Suppose that we want to know about the looks of native. We are aware that ascendant or the first house determines one’s looks. Here, ascendant lord is Saturn because ‘11’ is written in 1st house indicating the sign Aquarius and it is ruled by Saturn. It shows that the Saturn is affecting native’s looks. Saturn is posited in seventh house along with Sun and Mercury in Leo sign. Sun is the lord of Leo too, thus Sun will also affect native’s looks. Saturn’s nature is black, strange eyes, thin and tall body, cruel, impotent, Shudra class, vice, Tamoguni, Vaat Kapha nature and air element. And Sun’s nature is square shape, short height, dark red color, man, warrior class, vice, Sattva Guna, fire element and Pitta nature. So, the native has influences from both these planets.
The word Rudraksh as per Hindu mythology has its etymological beginnings in the two Sanskrit words “Rudra” and “Aksha” meaning Lord Shiva and Teardrops respectively. According to a Legend in “Shiv Purana” “, Lord Shiva once went into deep meditation for the well being of all living creatures. When he woke up, he opened his eyes and tear drops fell on the Earth. These tear drops took the form of seeds that later on became the Rudraksha tree. The dry seed-capsules from the Rudraksha tree form the rudraksha beads, which has a lot of religious significance and healing properties.
Religious Significance of Rudraksha
Lord Shiva is depicted wearing rosaries of Rudraksha beads on his head, arms and hands. From here stemmed the religious and spiritual significance of Rudraksha. The seed of Rudraksha is believed to contain the secrets of the entire evolution of the cosmos within it. Followers of Sanatana Dharma, the sages and yogis of the Himalayas, have for centuries worn Rudraksha in their quest for for a fearless life a path to spiritual Enlightenment and Liberation.
Medical Significance of Rudraksha
Rudraksha beads, botanically known as Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb, are the seeds of the fruit from Rudraksha trees. Rudraksha trees are found mainly in Indonesia, Nepal, and India.
Religion meets Science: Since time immemorial Rudraksha beads have been worn by Asian Yogis and Monks because the beads are believed to interact with the body and mind to foster the tranquility and concentration necessary for control over mind during extended periods of meditation. Modern medical research has proven that Rudraksha beads have electro-magnetic properties that have a beneficial influence on the Cardiovascular and Central Nervous Systems. They help reduce stress which is a predominant problem in todays world.
Rudraksha – Planetary and Cosmic Powers?
Rudraksha is often believed to symbolize the link between earth and heaven; it is believed that individuals who wear rudraksha are like Shiva Himsef, Rudra Himself. Whatever he drinks then is what Rudra drinks .The food one eats is equivalent to the food taken by the deties. The food he eats is equivalent to the food partaken by the deities. All sins committed by such an individual are alleviated. One who feels any shame in wearing this divine bead can never be free from the cycle of birth and death even after taking a million births. One who criticizes a Rudraksha wearer is a sinner. No pleasure is greater in the world then wearing a Rudraksha. One who wears the bead is a divine being and all his sins get destroyed
Rudraksha – Types and Their Cosmic Effect
Each Rudraksha has a ruling planet and a special astrological effect. Among the several varieties mentioned 21 are most conspicuous, the rarest is the one faceted or one – mouthed (the one with a single cleft) Rudrasksha. Usually encased in gold and carefully preserved as a family relic by many, it indicates continued well – being and prosperity for the possessor.
While the two – mouthed ones are supposed to have magical, mystic & Hypnotic powers – The powers of being able to influence others, the three mouth ones are said to bring good luck. Wear the four – mouthed one and be an object of desire for the opposite sex. But one more cleft and you will achieve salvation!
The six faceted brings success in business and an absolution of most sins; the seven faceted makes one immune to attack by any weapon. Wear the eight faceted and try your luck of the draw for it is supposed to bring good fortune in ventures of chance – improving powers of speculation.
Want to be the wittiest person around? Wear the 8 faceted – it will subdue your enemies in any war of words – enhanced and powerful communication skills. Wear it if you are a lawyer for it will win you court battles. Spare yourself (and your husband if you happen to be a married woman) from the evils of the world by wearing the ten – faceted. It will safeguard your security and that of your partner’s the list is endless. Rudrakshas are available in different colors white, red yellow and black. Wearing it is considered to be auspicious during lunar and solar eclipses, or on full or new moon days.
You will normally experience positive changes within 45 days of wearing a Rudraksha mala on a daily basis. In 90 days you will feel healthier and more peaceful. From then onwards, your body will experience ongoing cosmic benefits as the Rudraksha beads helping you maintain equilibrium and neutralize the negative effects of stress.
Rudraksha Authenticity test?
Boil the rudraksh in water for continous 6 hours, whether it is real rudraksha there wouldn’t be any effect on the rudraksh bead, else if it is synthetic or two rudrakshs are joined together artificially (in case of Gauri shanker bead), they may get seprate 3 Rudraksh should not be confused with the shape and size. One should fastidiously examine that Rudraksha bead have nicely defined, corns and contours are natural, there aren’t any cracks close to the central hole and the bead has a great health. Smaller measurement can also be considered to be very auspicious.4. Rudraksh Bead shall not be broken from any end.
Rudraksha – Do’s and Don’ts
The mystical power of rudraksha comes with a set of does and don’t like, you shall not exchange the rudraksh mala with anyone. Rudraksh shall be worn in a metal be it silver or Gold or copper or Punchdhatu. It has electrical and magnetic components which enhances when worn with metallic… All Rudraksh beads have the same power; one cannot show that one rudraksh is inferior to other. One can put on the mala of fifty four, 108 beads with totally different Mukhis in consonance with their requirement or start chart.. Rudraksh by no means give adverse energies subsequently they do not have ailing effects. One can wear Rudraksh in a pendant form in Gold, Silver of Thread. Rudraksh shall be kept properly cleaned and oiled.Rudraksh might be stored in ones house or Puja Room to get optimistic energy movement of their house.