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Marital Stability and Discord–Astrological Perspective

By Kshitij Sharma, April 14, 2013

This article looks at various factors that signify discord in a marriage and the influence of various planets that results in separation (वियोग) between a husband and wife and destroys a marriage. We will also look at factors that denote lack or absence of marriage in a chart vs. presence, but resulting in a separation.

The main factors that we should be looking at are:

  1. Lord of seventh house and lord of 7th from Moon
  2. Location of benefics and malefics in 7th house or that in 7th from the moon.
  3. Venus and its combination with other planets for a man and Jupiter’s position in a woman’s chart
  4. 8th house as it is the Maraka for 7th house factors, which is marriage here.

If we want to understand the difference between (1) lack of marriage and (2) separation and (3) separation resulting in a divorce, then we need to look at all these factors and combination with various malefics/benefics. If one of the malefic factors does not exist or is replaced by a strong benefic aspect, e.g., 7th or 9th aspect of Jupiter, then it denotes that marriage will indeed take place, but may result in separation. We should also consider that aspect is to be considered far more harmful than conjunction. If Moon and Rahu are conjunct, then Rahu’s aspect on 7th will case more trouble in its dasha/antardasha compared to the case if Rahu was to be situated in 7th. Presence of Rahu/Sun in 7th house in their capacity of malefic planets will result in an unhappy marriage and/or separation. 7th lord in 8th or vice versa also has the same effect. 7th lord should not be located in 6th or 12th house also in a horoscope.

Effect of Rahu does not deny either marriage or children, but its effect will be noticeable on the communication and compatibility between husband and wife. Rahu creates smoke screens, hence is not considered good. By the way, Rahu’s conjunction with Moon will cause other psychological problems in the way of mental health that can anyway cause marital discord, in this case indirectly though. Moon/Saturn can cause problem similarly due to depression, but I will try to come up with a totally different article on this topic.

Although both 5th and 7th houses are considered auspicious and together they can cause rajyoga, their conjunction or exchange is not good for marriage. Presence of 7th lord in 5th house causes discord with wife and denotes lack of children. Similarly 5th lord in 7th indicates lack of happiness in marriage. Unless this combination is supported by a beneficial aspect from other planets, we should see it as one of the factors that can create difference of opinion between husband and wife.

Just with these aspects, we cannot directly predict divorce. Since divorce has a legal angle, presence of 6th house lord in this equation is required. The influence could again be through aspect or conjunction. All these aspects create a discord in a marriage, but the final blow to this comes with the effect of 8th house in the horoscope. We need to look at placement and temperament of the 8th lord as well as planets placed in the horoscope. Therefore, while the effect of 6th lord in a horoscope will indicate legal battles, the 8th house will determine how the process will go. Effect of Shani will indicate long and delayed process, Jupiter/Venus would indicate an agreeable settlement. Mars signifies wars and competition and in this scenario, it will put on a show of one-upmanship between the parties. This is the effect of Manglik Dosha.

For predicting multiple marriages or remarriage after divorce, benefic + malefic combination on the above mentioned factors should be looked at accordingly. Aspect of a benefic like Jupiter could check this factor, but we have to finally look at the balance of benefic and malefic aspects to predict the final outcome. Some of the important combinations for multiple marriages are:

  1. 2 planets located in 11th house
  2. Venus and/or Jupiter (accordingly) and 7th lord in dual signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces)
  3. Mercury or Saturn in 7th house
  4. Mars in 8th house

If any of you want to look at detailed explanation on remarriage or multiple marriages, I would strongly suggest reading Chapter 4 in “The Art of Matching Charts” by Gayatri Devi Vaasudev.


  • Comment by Raj Jain on May 19, 2014 at 12:08 am

    I have grhan dosh in 7 th house , i m sure u will find it interesting to read , the cases u have so far read so here it goes
    sun (05.25.19)+ Moon(18.01.20) + rahu(29.31.38) in 7th house (aquarius sign i.e 11 number) , Venus (16.56.19) in 8th house ( pieces i.e of 12 number ) , saturn(06.41.29) + Mars (03.43.04) in 5th house ( of 9 number) , Retrograde Mercury (20.37.10) in 6th house (of 10 number ) and Jupiter(02.35.41) in 9th house (of 1st number).
    I m born in shatibashi nakshatra on thursday , ekam
    1) Can i save my self from divorce ?? I heard online someone saying person who has grahan yog has to devote there life to Nation i.e remain single and spendtime in social works ???

    2) solutions plz……………….

    for above mentioned query plz provide u r valuable comments .my email Id is

  • Comment by Hari on August 24, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    How can you say that 7th lord in 5th house is inauspicious? BPHS gives an entirely positive interpretation for 7th lord in 5th house. Besides, 7th house is a kendra house whereas 5th is a trine. More than that 7th house is a house of marriage and 5th house signifies creativity, romance and education so the placement of 7th in 5th is an indicative of love marriage (check out and krschannel-no1 vedic astrology channel on youtube for clarification). At least understand that placement of kendra lord in a trine is inherently auspicious. Besides. 5th house is 11th from 7th house meaning gain of as well as gains from marriage.

  • Comment by Kshitij Sharma on August 25, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Thanks for your comment Hari. I appreciate it.

  • Comment by pratibha on June 16, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    My brothers birth date is 6th October 1984 and birth time is 21.51 pm and place is Mumbai andheri. .his wife divorced him. ..he had broke up with 4-5 times…. w r planning fr his second marriage does it will be successful or vl end into divorce again. …he also remains mentally disturbed. ….forgets lots of things

  • Comment by A S K Ramakrishnan on July 4, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    My DOB is 18/03/1979 at 1715hrs at Eluru, A.P., and my wife’s DOB 14/02/1979 at 0930hrs at Bangalore. We are staying seperatly and i applied for divorce. Please tell me whether we will stay together or get divorce. Tell about my future please.

  • Comment by renu on July 21, 2015 at 10:51 am

    my daughter s DOB 21st feb 1990. Place of birth JAIPUR. Kindly give expert opinion regarding her marriage n profession

  • Comment by renu on July 21, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Recently saw your site n found it very informative

  • Comment by Ashwani Goyal on October 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Hiii, I want to know about that when I wil get married? My date of birth is 23-11-1986 time is 05:10 am and place of birth is sangrur ,Punjab, India. Please give your valuable suggestions. Thank you

  • Comment by puja ray on March 10, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Hi my dob-23nov of birt is jagatsinghpur,odisha,india.plz give your valuable sugestions about my marriage and married life.

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