Analysis of the 6th house

The Sixth House describes the general health of the native, and the type of sickness to which he is prone. It also determines the conditions with which the daily work is carried out, even though this normally is shown by the Tenth House. Its chief concern, however, is to elucidate the conditions surrounding the work or duty involved and the reaction where co-workers, employers or employees are concerned. The Zodiacal Sign actually on the cusp of the Sixth House will show the degree of physical strength or weakness and the ailments to which the individual will be susceptible.

The 6th house in a horoscope is referred to as the house of health. Maintaining good health is the ability to cope in the face of adversity, and this is seen from the 6th house. As human beings, we naturally have shortcomings. What will we do with them? How will we react in the face of personal crisis? Crises, illness and reversals of fortune are all part of our earthly trek. How we confront these situations and deal with the lessons they invariably teach us helps to define the person we become.

The sixth house of horoscope represents the struggle-experience. The six house shows struggle, difficulties, opposition of various kinds, litigation and servitude. This house represents fear, difficulties, enemies, ill health, debt and fear of death. Essentially it is the house of difficulties.

Our fears may hold us back, but we can meet them head on and come out stronger on the other side, we may learn the valuable lesson of service or what our life’s work should be. Work and service are central to the sixth house. The focus here is on employment (employers and employee), training, those who serve us (along with those we serve) and those who depend on us. Keeping ourselves strong throughout these efforts is also important here, which is why this house further focuses on health (good and bad), diet, fitness and hygiene.

Essential to the work, we do in life is the work; we do on our self duty, responsibility and personal growth all contribute to the creation of a fully-realized being. We work for others as well as for ourselves; we are at service to those who need us, including our own being. There will be times when crises of health or faith will stand in the way of our best self. At those times, we must endeavor to heal ourselves so that we can return to the work of realizing our sum potential, of serving our world.

The sixth house of horoscope also addresses the daily activities of life: what will I wear today? Do I need a haircut? These simple matters keep our engines humming and enable us to do the more important work of our choosing. The ability to serve others in health and through work is both valuable and fulfilling. how you serve others in a useful way: helping, working, waiting-on, attending, serving, using skills, teaching skills, craftsmanship, taking care of details, organizing; how you do your duties: everyday work routines, chores, job functions, responsibilities, using proper methods, being punctual, being organized, keeping schedules, working well, being efficient/competent/skillful, how you work or perform to make a living; how you “fix” things or make them more “perfect”; how you take responsibility for your own health & fitness: diet, exercise, health care, stress management, sleep habits, medical check-ups; how you care for the health & fitness of others: health-care work, therapy, nutrition counseling, fitness training, nursing, pharmacy. The sixth house in the natural Zodiac is ruled by the sign Virgo and the Planet mercury.

So far as conditions of work are concerned, considered apart from the actual nature of the vocation that is followed, one has to make allowance for one of three factors, i.e., whether the individual under consideration is employed, is an employer, or carries out vocational activities on his or her own initiative. The Cardinal Signs on the cusp of the Sixth House give the strongest indication of the exercising of control over others. The Fixed Signs show the greater capacity for the actual carrying out of work or duties. Mutable signs demonstrate such in-between positions as Foreman or Shop-Steward. The Fire Signs will undoubtedly increase the natural enthusiasm for the work being done.

In a Mundane Figure it enhances the public health and the laboring class including all involuntary services rendered by the people.

In a National Figure it favors any political party supporting Labor. In a Court of Law the deliberations of the jury and the Court records and reports are influenced by the Sixth House. In an organization the Sixth House affects the attitudes, efficiency and general conditions of the employees.

The Sixth House represents enemies and wounds. This is an important house as enemies can destroy our mental peace. Even though philosophically the Adversary is an active collaborator and is the builder of the strength in man, practically he can make us cry with his machinations. Hence a powerful Sixth lord is called for; if the sixth house is weak or aspected by malefics, we are bound to suffer.

The best Yoga for the destruction of enemies is Jupiter in the Ascendant & the North Node(Rahu)  in the sixth. This is also known as Ashta Lakshmi Yoga. This Yoga will wipe out enemies.

To determine the strength and the results of the 6th house we have to determine the ascendant and the lord of the 6th house. The following effects will be felt which are mentioned in the ancient texts.

The Effect of the Sixth Lord in the Ascendant:

If the 6th lord is in the ascendant, the native will be rash & adventurous and become inimical to own people. He/she may join Defence or may be a jail superintendent. They may be worried by some kind of sickness. This worry may be imaginary. They may be plagued by enemies. Their virtues may make them honorable before the public. They may be out of control if they are not well guided during childhood. Unless negative elements in them are not controlled, they may join a criminal group.

The Effect of the Sixth Lord in the Second House

Since the 6th lord is in the 2nd, the native will be enterprising and will live in a place where he/she are more surrounded by enemies than friends. They are workaholics. They have tremendous communication abilities which they will use to their advantage. They know how to talk their way to the top. They are always shaky about scarce economic resources & financial conditions. They need not worry about health.

The Effect of the Sixth Lord in the Third House

Since the 6th lord is in the 3rd, the native may have to face tremendous enmity & non-cooperation from neighbours. It makes them angry and loose confidence. It will be full scale war if they clash with someone they love. It is quite likely that there will be enmity with younger co-borns. Neighbours become hostile & they may have to face their wrath. They are always upset by the machinations of their enemies.

The Effect of the Sixth Lord in the Fourth House

Since the 6th lord is in the 4th, the native may not have much happiness from his/her mother. He/she will be an accomplished in communication. They will be intelligent enough to make stories. They have an inherent subconscious fear of losing mother’s love which in turn creates a massive emotional complex in them. Education gets disrupted. People think they are strong minded which is not true. Troubles through servants indicated.

The Effect of the Sixth Lord in the Fifth House

As the 6th lord is in the 5th, the native will be subject to dire vicissitudes. They are quite capable of taking care of their self interest. The atmosphere at home may not be smooth enough. Their maternal uncle may help them. Due to stress intense they may shatter all ties with relatives and fall into a sad neurosis which is unnatural to their normal style of functioning. They are humorous & strong willed.

The Effect of the Sixth Lord in the Sixth House

Since the 6th lord is in 6th, pro and contra groups will function wherever the native works. They go & attain strength to fight their enemies. Their inner conscience conflicts against their outer actions. They will be blessed by conveyances and they will have good longevity. Enemies pose problems but ultimately they triumph. Debts will not trouble them as the 6th lord is powerful. They will recover from illnesses due to the sixth lord’s strength.

The Effect of the Sixth Lord in the Seventh House

Since the 6th lord is in 7th, the native will be surprised by the difference between actuality & the marital life which he/she dreams. It is likely that they will marry from within their family. Their maternal uncle may live with them. They abhor day dreaming. Clashes with life partner likely.

The Effect of the Sixth Lord in the Eighth House

Since the 6th lord is in the 8th, enmity increases from the native’s associates. They demand respect which they may not get from the people they deal with. The adverse position of the 6th lord can give diseases and debts which can be prevented if cared for in time. They may be subject to the machinations of enemies. Enemies may go in for a campaign of character assassination to destroy their image.

The Effect of the Sixth Lord in the Ninth House

Since the 6th lord is in 9th, the native’s professional fortunes will be subject to severe vicissitudes. Misunderstandings arise between them and their father. That they are totally different from their enemies will be showed by Fate through numerous incidents. Ultimately they triumph over their enemies with the touch of poetic justice. Their father will be quite renowned. Their enemies will be fooled & their friends will benefit from their association with them.

The Effect of the Sixth Lord in the Tenth House. Since the 6th lord is in 10th, they are bound to be successful in foreign countries/faraway lands. They will be endowed with the gift of articulate speech. Their ancestral properties which they inherited will be subject to litigation and disputes. They are adepts at management & it will surprise many how they achieve their results and control their adversaries. They always exercise their will power & establish superiority.

The Effect of the Sixth Lord in the Eleventh House

Since the 6th lord is in the 11th, they will gain a lot from enemies and acquire wealth thereby. Their spouse is in the habit of spending more than they earn. Since their degree of adaptability is enormous, they will adapt to the fiscal extravagance of their partner. Enemies who worked against them now realise that they are more powerful than what they thought & that they are formidable adversaries.

The Effect of the Sixth Lord in the Twelfth House

Since the 6th lord is in the 12th, the native becomes a sadist taking pleasure in torturing other beings. Their destructive power helps to annihilate their enemies. They are not in any way hesitant to spend largesse and effort on things which the ethical refrain from. Personal satisfaction is their motto & they bother not about Ethics & Morality. They accept any hedonism that appeals to them & which arouses their emotions. They will be subject to considerable persecution from their enemies.

Naturally a blending of the Sign influence and any planet in the Sixth House must be made in order to gauge the outcome from the standpoint of health and sickness. In addition to the Sixth House effects, the Sign that contains the Sun, and the one containing the Moon, will exert a direct effect even though the Sun and the Moon are not in the Sixth House. The Sign containing the planet that is the ruler of the Sign on the cusp of the Sixth House affords some added information. While studying these influences it must constantly be remembered that the Sun’s position will show the physical strength whereas the Moon’s position will influence the mental strength.

Sun in the Sixth House

This is a good position for the Sun, as it will strengthen the vital forces and aid in the formation of defenses against illnesses. This position aids the native in his daily work and indicates ascension to a responsible position. There is a respect for authority, particularly where industrial and economic interests are involved. In regards to health, the nature of the Sixth House limits the vital forces of the Sun, but the Sun affords the native the power to be careful and to safeguard himself against the dangers of illness.

Moon in the Sixth House

When the Moon is posited in the Sixth House the native will pay considerable personal attention to daily activities. His routine work will be of vital importance to him. If the native can take advantage of his natural capacities of personal ingenuity, tact and the ability to handle people, he will make substantial and rewarding progress in his work. However, if he does not take advantage of his natural talents, he will experience deterioration in his affairs. Much of the Moon’s influence here will depend on the nature of the Sign on the Sixth House Cusp.

Mercury in the Sixth House

The planet Mercury in the Sixth House increases the susceptibility to nervous disorders and to ailments caused by worry and anxiety or as a result of travel. The native will have to use extreme care in pursuit of his studies because of his tendency to overdo things. In relation to the native’s work, it creates restlessness where the occupation proves to be of a very routine nature. It shows that there must always be a degree of variety for work to be done well and interest maintained. The position intensifies the power of discrimination and perception. It also gives the native a keen sense of criticism along with a psychological understanding of industrial and economic conditions.

Venus in the Sixth House

When the planet Venus is in the Sixth House, although it is a helpful position in some ways, it can bring blood disorders, infections of the throat, ears, and kidneys. As far as work goes however, this position is mainly favorable. It brings cooperation and further progress as long as there is harmony with others in the sphere of the work. Routine and output will suffer if there is any discord present. The native will derive many benefits through feminine influence and the cooperation of the female population.

Mars in the Sixth House

When Mars is posited in the Sixth House it exercises an exciting influence that may not be too good for health. It can show a liability to fevers, accidents, and danger associated with the work that is done. Although the position affords the native the capacity to work hard and is good for mechanical and kindred activities, it brings discord and friction. He will derive some degree of benefit through the masculine influence and the cooperation of men. Some financial loss is indicated by ill health or accident. It is not a good position for servants or employees, as it brings arguments and disputes with them, and at times, a degree of rebellion actually occurs.

Jupiter in the Sixth House

When Jupiter is in the Sixth House it brings sizable amount of benefit in matters concerning health, work, and employees. This position assists the recuperative powers so far as health is concerned, although there are times when it can bring on conditions of ill health through unwise habits. From the viewpoint of work, it helps to bring varied benefits while it shows that servants or employees, or even ordinary business colleagues or employees will be willing to help and to work with the native for the general good. The underlying element of luck and protection will express itself in a very marked manner from time to time.

Saturn in the Sixth House

When Saturn is in the Sixth House the position emphasizes the liability to colds, chills, accidents involving falling or things falling on the native. There is also a tendency toward industrial disease. It brings arduous conditions of work, many difficulties, worries and anxieties, even though it shows the efficiency and capacity to carry out duties and responsibilities. Saturn will tend to weaken the recuperative powers of the native, especially during the early part of life.


Accidents : Prediction through Astrology

Whenever any individual suffers from an accident and the mental trauma thereafter the first thing that he thinks on recuperating is that his time is bad and the planetary positions are not in his favor. He thinks of performing remedial measures to reduce the bad effects.

The following questions naturally arise thereafter.
Does the position of Planets have anything to do with accidents?
Is it possible to analysis the causes of accidents through astrology?
Is it possible to know the time period when accidents can take place?
Can anyone predict accidents through astrology?
The answer to all the above questions is – Yes.

The following factors play an important role in determining whether the native is susceptible for accidents.
The sign lord of Ascendant, Moon and the Sun in a birth chart.
The dispositor of the planet in the signs.
The strength of Asc, Moon and Sun.
The Divisional Charts D1, D9.
And finally the Transit Chart.

Every sign has its own quality. Hence every person born in a sign will have certain common and important traits. The Ascendant in Aries is the most prone for accidents whereas Virgo is least prone for accidents. This is because of the excess nervous energy the Aries lagna native and his inability to control it properly. Similarly Pisces lagna native is also prone to accidents. The two faced fish that Pisces represents cannot take decisions quickly due to their weak reflex action. The Virgo lagna native is more cautious and will always think twice before initiating action. Libra natives are well balanced and hence they are not generally prone to accidents. In a general manner the natives with Ascendants in the Fixed signs ( Taurus, Leo, Aquarius) are less prone to accidents. They do not like changes, experimentation and hence they follow a fixed routine which probably is the reason.

The sign occupied by the Sun plays an important part in determining the vitality of the native. The more the vitality the better the strength to recuperate and less the damage incurred. Sun is very hot and a fiery planet. It is comfortable when it occupies similar signs. But when it occupies Watery signs like Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio it will not be comfortable and hence cause accidents. Similarly when Sun occupies Sagittarius, Capricorn the fiery nature gets centered and concentrated to a particular location and this protects the individual. Similarly when the Sun occupies the fixed signs Taurus, Leo and Aquarius the fiery nature seems to be controlled by the individual and hence there is less chance of harm and accidents.

Vedic astrology gives more importance to Moon being in a friendly, own or exalted sign for the well being of the individual. Moon gives life to an individual and helps the native to survive from all casualties. Benefic aspects will improve the health and protection to the individual. Even malefic aspects are better than no aspects to the moon. The most dangerous situation is having the moon in the birth chart without any aspect. In fact all the balarishta yogas which are scripted are based on the moon’s position, its strength and the type of aspects it receives. Moon occupying Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces will be comfortable and hence it will give maximum protection to these natives. Moon in Sagittarius and Libra will also give beneficial results with regards to the health of the native. Moon in saturnine signs of Capricorn and Aquarius and Martial sign of Aries will be more prone to accidents, bruises, cuts, fevers than others. Similarly Moon occupying the Nakshatra of Saturn and Mars will be more prone to accidents than others. In a birth chart if there is a negative aspect from Saturn or Mars to the moon then the native is more prone to accidents.

The next important thing that is to be looked at is the dispositors. The sign in which the lagna, sun and the moon is placed needs to have a good relationship / aspect with the lord of its dispositor. This relationship will decide whether the native will be accident prone or not. Eg. Moon is in Taurus. This is a favorable position as moon is exalted and will give maximum protection, but if its dispositor Venus is placed in the 12th house from it (Aries) then it is considered unfortunate and the moon will lose its ablity to give protection. Another eg will be Aries Lagna and its dispositor Mars occupying the 12th house in Pisces. This position will give negative results and make the native accident prone.

The 12th house and the placement of its lord plays an important part in determining the events that happen over which we do not have any control. If the Fixed signs happen to be the 12th house then it is favorable as it acts protectively and also the effect is localized to a particular area. If the lord of the 12th house happens to occupy an upachaya sthana then it gives favorable result. This gives the native protection from accidents and any other undue negative results.

The 8th house and the placement of its lord gives us an idea of how and where the accidents are likely to take place and when. The placement of the 8th lord in the Asc gives bodily injury and makes the native injury prone. Its placement in the upachaya sthana gives protection to the native. Its placement in the 8th house increases longevity. The sign / house it occupies gives us an idea of the bodily injury that could be likely to take place. Eg. for an aries ascendant native, Venus happens to be the lord of the 8th house and its placement in pisces will give injury to the calves.

The 4th house signifies the end of all matters and it also signifies fatality in accidents. As per KP the 4th house lord, its star lord, 4th cuspal sub lord having any relationship with the 8th or the 12th house gives accidents. The native is likely to suffer from accidents during its maha dasha, antar dasha, pratiantar dasha or sookshma dasha. Accidents may also occur during the major and sub-periods of maraka and badhaka lords or planets placed therein.

The planets Mars and Saturn are associated with Accidents. The positioning of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto is also said to be vital when it comes to accidents. Some possible combination for a native who is accident prone is – Rahu and Mars in ascendant or second house, Saturn in Ascendant, Mars in Ascendant, Mars or Saturn in the third house, Mars or Saturn in 5th house. The Dasha period needs to looked into upto sookshma dasha level. Any combination and involvement of the 12th, 8th, 4th house will give accidents or hospitalization during its period.

Lastly the transits play an important role. If the dasha period signifies any accidents and the transits do not support them then the native is unlikely to get any accidents. This fact needs to be studied in detail. Accidents may occur during the transit period of malefic planets who occupy or aspect the malefic houses or the birth positon of the moon, sun or lagna. Prediction made only on dasha periods without looking in to transits will not give correct results. The aspects of benefic planets in Transit on the lagna, moon, sun will always help the native to lead a healthy and an accident free life.


Medical Astrology

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 astrologers. 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 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.


  1. 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.


  1. 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.


  1. 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.


  1. 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.


  1. 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.


  1. 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.


  1. 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.

  1. The karaka for blood Moon and Mars both are afflicted.
  2. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. In respect from Moon ascendant: As the ascendant and Moon sign is the same, so all the considerable houses and planets are afflicted.
  7. 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.

  1. 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.

Breast Cancer

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.


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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The 8th house and it’s lord are also afflicted by malefic.
  5. Karaka of brain Sun and Mars are afflicted by malefic.
  6. In respect from Moon ascendant: Here we can see all the above mentioned houses and their lords from Moon ascendant are afflicted by malefic.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.





Astrological Yogas for Fashion Designing & Interior Decoration

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.


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.


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.

Ashtakavarga System of Predictions in Vedic Astrology

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.

Gems and their effects


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.

Ruby Characteristics

Species: Corundum

Transparency: Transparent

Color: Red, Pink and oringish-voletish-purplish-pinkish-blackish-red

Refractive Index 1.763-1.770

Birefringence: 0.008

Pleocheroism: Strong dichorism

Crystal system: Hexagonal

Optic character: Doubly refractive

Specific gravity: 4.00

Mohs hardness: 9

Dispersion: 0.018

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.

Pearl Characteristics

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

Species: Coral

Transparency: Translucent

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

Dispersion: 0.038

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.

Emerald Characteristics

Transparency: Transparent

Color: Green, Yellowish green and bluish green

Refractive Index: 1.577-1.583

Birefringence: 0.005-0.009

Pleocheroism: Weak to strong diction

Crystal system: Hexagonal

Optic character: Doubly reflective

Specific gravity: 2.72

Hardness: 7.5-8

Dispersion: 0.014

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

Species: Corundum

Transparency: Transparent

Color: Light, golden, brownish yellow, pinkish and orange yellow

Refractive Index: 1.762-1.770

Birefringence: 0.008

Pleocheroism: Strong dichorism

Crystal system: Hexagonal

Optic character: Doubly reflective

Specific gravity: 4.00

Mohs hardness: 9

Dispersion: 0.018

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

Species: Corundum

Transparency: Transparent

Color: Blue, greenish blue, blackish blue, gray blue, purple and violet

Refractive Index: 1.762-1.770

Birefringence: 0.008

Pleocheroism: Strong dichorism

Crystal system: Hexagonal

Optic character: Doubly reflective

Specific gravity: 4.00

Mohs hardness: 9

Dispersion: 0.018

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.

Hessonite Characteristics

Species: Grossularite

Transparency: Transparent

Color: Golden orange, brownish orange and reddish orange

Refractive Index: 1.74-1.75

Birefringence: –

Pleocheroism: –

Crystal system: Cubic

Optic character: Singly refractive

Specific gravity: 3.61

Mohs hardness: 7

Dispersion: 0.028

Flourasense: Inert

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

Species: Chrysoberyl

Transparency: Transparent to translucent

Color: Yellow, greenish yellow and brownish yellow

Refractive Index: 1.746-1.755

Birefringence: 0.009

Pleocheroism: Weak to strong dichorism

Crystal system: Orthorhomic

Optic character: Doubly reflective

Specific gravity: 3.73

Mohs hardness: 8.5

Dispersion: 0.015

Flourasense: Nil

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

Astrology for Beginners

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:

  1. Begin studying astrology in step by step fashion.
  2. Until a principle is understood completely, do not move to the next one or the other book.
  3. Do not just read, but assimilate whatever is read.
  4. 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.
  5. In the beginnings, pay your attention toward analyzing birth-charts rather than making them.
  6. Initially start analyzing the birth-charts of your friends and relatives who you know well.
  7. 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:

Planet Sanskrit Name
Sun सूर्य (Surya)
Moon चंद्र, सोम (Chandra, Som)
Mars मंगल, कुज (Mangal, Kuja)
Mercury बुध (Budha)
Jupiter गुरू, बृहस्पति (Guru, Brihaspati)
Venus शुक्र (Shukra)
Saturn शनि (Shani)
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
Aries Mesha Mars
Taurus Vrishabha Venus
Gemini Mithun Mercury
Cancer Karka or Karkata Moon
Leo Simha Sun
Virgo Kanya Mercury
Libra Tula Venus
Scorpio Vrishchik Mars
Sagittarius Dhanu Jupiter
Capricorn Makar Saturn
Aquarius Kumbha Saturn
Pisces Meena Jupiter

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
1 Sun Aries Libra Leo
2 Moon Taurus Scorpio Cancer
3 Mars Capricorn Cancer Aries, Scorpio
4 Mercury Virgo Pisces Gemini, Virgo
5 Jupiter Cancer Capricorn Sagittarius, Pisces
6 Venus Pisces Virgo Taurus, Libra
7 Saturn Libra Aries Capricorn, Aquarius
8 Rahu Sagittarius Gemini
9 Ketu Gemini Sagittarius

Some points to be noted from above table:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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:

Planet Friend Enemy Neutral
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.

Part 4:

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.