Marital Stability and Discord–Astrological Perspective
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:
- Lord of seventh house and lord of 7th from Moon
- Location of benefics and malefics in 7th house or that in 7th from the moon.
- Venus and its combination with other planets for a man and Jupiter’s position in a woman’s chart
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.
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.
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.
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:
- 2 planets located in 11th house
- Venus and/or Jupiter (accordingly) and 7th lord in dual signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces)
- Mercury or Saturn in 7th house
- 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.
Start of new school session
Vedic astrology prescribes muhurtas for both start of studies for kids as well as start of a new session in schools. These should be thought about as two different samskaras. While start of studies for a child is thought to be as aksharambha (अक्षरारंभ), start of a new session and acquiring new stream of knowledge is known as vidyarambha (विद्यारंभ). The two are different and should be treated differently.
Many of us already initiate our children to learning through usage of word cards, videos, books, etc. However, in the formal sense, education starts only when we send them to school. Hence, this is for a child going to starting studies and in modern context going to school for the first time.
Rishis have prescribed following for start of schooling:
- After praying to Ganesha, Lakshmi, Vishnu and Sarasvati, studies should be started on a day except Monday.
- Let the nakshatra be Anuradha, Revati, Ashwini, Chitra, Hasta, Swati, Puvarvasu, Pushya, Shravana.
- Tithi should be – 2, 3, 5, 10, 11, 12. These do not include Anadhaya tithis that were supposed to be holidays in ancient gurukulas, before we adapted Western concept of leave on Saturday and Sundays.
- No malefic influence on Lagna should exist. 8th house should be unoccupied.
- Jupiter, Mercury and Venus should be strong at the time of starting studies.
- Avoid Sun and Lagna to be in Gemini and Pisces rashis.
As I mentioned above, this is about starting learning a new stream of knowledge. For the same, we should
- Avoid anadhyaya tithis – 1, 8, 14, 15
- Avoid Mondays and Wednesdays
- Avoid Bharani, Kritika, Magha, Uttara Falguni and Uttara Ashadha
I will quickly enhance the article to include good/bad days in the month of June when most of the schools reopen.
Sanyasyoga – Combinations for an ascetic
To be effectively able to judge if a person can take sanyas and become an ascetic, lets try to define the traits that we associate with a sanyasi. Before we begin, I would like to encourage everyone to watch a movie called OMG: Oh My God! It is a great movie.
Traits of a sanyasi that gives a pravrajya-yoga:
- A sanyasi ought to be learned and someone with a sound logic, deeply philosophical and someone with clear and uncluttered thinking.
- Not necessarily deeply religious, but someone seeking truth
- Detached from family, society and worldly pleasures
The combinations that cause these traits to appear in a person are:
- Detachment is caused by malefic influence of Sun, Rahu, Saturn and 12th house lord.
- Such an influence is required on 2nd (family) and 7th house (spouse). Influence on 2nd is much more important as an influence on 7th alone will cause separation from spouse, thus resulting in a divorce.
- Separating influence is required on 4th house (society) and 12th house (worldly pleasures)
- These influence are a must from the Moon as well – especially the influence of Saturn on the Moon is required should be analyzed very carefully.
- Pravrajya yoga is defined by 4 or more strong planets in one house in a chart, without being combust or debilitated. The nature of the sanyas is governed by the strongest of these set of planets. Such a combination should ideally occur in a kendra to affect the Lagna, otherwise it will not be effective.
- Jupiter will need to be involved to bring in the philosophical influence on the mind. Jupiter should by itself be a benefic planet in the chart otherwise instead of a sanyasi, we will see a salesman or marketer, likes of who we see in the OMG movie.
Displaying Birth Charts & Kundali Matching application
I had few posts about now the “website is not working” and how folks are not able to create birthcharts using the website. There are two parts to this problem:
Server Side Problems: Recently, the service provider where I run this website stopped allowing image generation application to be run on the website. This was the application where once a birth chart was generated, you could save it as an image. Now, since the application cannot be run, the image cannot be generated. Apparently fixing this is not such a small problem and it is not just that I pay for an upgrade and things will be okay. It seems I will have to take help from some folks who know java/jsp and servlet programming to help me out. I am working on it and the inconvenience caused is deeply regretted. Believe me, I too am very worried because this was my way of saving any chart for my future reference.
Client Side Issues: When you open this kundali generation page or this kundali matching page, an application called Java runs in your computer to display the chart. This site has nothing to do with it. The symptom is that when you open either of these pages, the application does not run and it appears a blank. To deal with this problem, you must install Java on your computer and allow it to be run within the web browser. This is the website from where you can install Java – http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp. Even after installing Java, it may not work because you need to explicitly set up your web browser to use it. Here is the page describing how to enable Java – http://java.com/en/download/help/enable_browser.xml.
Right now, there is no way of getting these applets to work from a smartphone or a mobile device such as an Android phone or an iPad. I must admit that I did not invest much of time for past few years to make this website work on this newer technology areas. Again, this is work in progress and there should be a good news at least for Android folks.
Jupiter, is He a Saviour always?
Profession and Downfalls Part IV
Author – Bijesh Menon
Final part of a 4 part article. Part I is published here – Profession and Downfalls – Part I (Rahu-Ketu Axis) and Part II is published here – Profession and Downfalls Part II – Sun’s effect in the horoscope. Part III is published here – Saturn affecting Profession in Vedic Astrology.
Jupiter, the planet of wisdom has been given the status of a guru in Vedic astrology. Jupiter gives one foresight, insight and wisdom. Jupiter makes one free and independent. Powerful Jupiter makes one very liberal and always there extending help and shelter for the needy ones. But is Jupiter a saviour always? The real life experiences show that it is not always true. Let us check.
I don’t think that a discussion about Jupiter’s natal position in a horoscope is required here. By nature, Jupiter is a benefic and will never cause adversity in one’s career. Only when he happens to be the lord of bad houses in an astrology chart or situated badly in a horoscope, Jupiter may cause a reversal of fortune of sorts in the profession. The interesting facts are lying in the transit.
When Jupiter is transiting through the houses 6, 8, 10 and the ascendant, one is generally prone to face difficulties in profession. The 10th house transit always brings about a change. Most people will have a transfer (change of place) at this transit. The change may come in different levels based on the dasha running in one’s horoscope. At the least, one could expect a change within the firm or branch from one department to another or changes of responsibility. The atmosphere in the work place may go sour and the relation with colleagues may become strained. One will have no control over the developments in his/her work environment. Many people tend to leave the job at this transit because of the sudden rise of the unpleasant situation at work place.
Under 6th house transit of Jupiter some people will have a sudden tendency to go for business and say good bye to service. Many will land up in trouble by taking up such a decision. Those who are in service will face competition among colleagues for elevations and recognition and may land up on the loser’s shore. Business people will face tough competition and enmity in the business circle. Those who are into partnership ventures may face a split. Only those who are into gambling and speculation will get benefitted by the transit of Jupiter through 6th house, if Jupiter influences the natal position of the 11th lord in their horoscope.
The 8th house transit of Jupiter always causes struggles and obstacles in one’s career. At this transit Jupiter imposes legal problems to many. Allegations and ill repute will lead to bad situations. Unexpected crisis in profession and financial front are to be expected. One may face problems in all kinds of relations. Project or plans will face severe obstacles and may have to be postponed till the end of the transit. People at this transit will feel like a standstill situation.
The first house transit of Jupiter is less harmful. Such natives may face uneasiness all around and that may affect their professional life. At this transit people may wander around and bring forth a lot of hard work just to see all those go in vain. Many will face the lack of confidence especially in the matters related to profession around this time.
Apart from the above referred special combinations there are some general factors also which are noteworthy. Whenever transit Saturn, Rahu or Ketu influences the natal position of sub dasha lord, it creates tensions in all sectors of life. Transit Jupiter at such disposition will control the adverse results rather increase the positive effects. All the above said adverse transit of planets will have less impact if they are transiting through Kshema or adimithra star from the birth star.
Let me end this article with few observations. I have produced no example horoscopes here for justifying any of the above principles because to justify a past event from a horoscope is an easy task for any learned person in astrology. I am not at all interested in any of the reader accepting the principles said above without getting convinced by themselves after experimenting it. Also as I have stated in the beginning of this article, profession is a vast subject and covering all aspects of any part of this subject will be incomplete always. Esteemed readers may find many such situations in the above article and I always welcome all those feedbacks from you with a full heart.