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:
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:
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.