This article is related to progeny in Vedic Astrology. To understand the strength of the child bearing factors in both male and female horoscope, there is a method defined in Phaladeepika. It is a simple method and can be followed by anyone.

The purpose of the article is to explain the method in brief and then present some of the data that I have collected over a period of time in order to put the method to test. I am not providing the birth details due to privacy concerns and it is almost impossible for anyone to construct the date of birth, time of birth and place of birth data back from the calculations here. Hence the privacy of my clients is well preserved.

Some of the data is very very old, hence I am not sure of the current situation and if any of these clients indeed became parents through medical help or even adoption.

The edition of Phaladeepika that I have is a Hindi version edited/translated by Dr. Suresh Chandra Mishra and published by Ranjan Publications. There is a version available in English through Motilal Banarasidas too – https://books.google.co.in/books?id=bxGQS_pDgvUC. I have looked at both of them and at least for this chapter on Santaanbhaavaadhyaaya (संतानभावाध्यायः), the shlokas are the same. Hence, you can pick up any of the editions and will be looking at the same base material.

Some of the material on the houses connected to children in these chapters is pretty common sense. The karaka for children in a horoscope is Jupiter and hence is studied as the most important factors along with 5th house lord from Moon and Lagna.

The method of Kshetra and Beeja Sphuta is as follows. If you need details, pick up a copy of Phaladeepika from any of the leading bookstores.

Horoscope |
Planets Involved |
Method |
Comment |

Male | Jupiter, Venus, Sun | Add longitudes for Jupiter, Venus and Sun. Divide by 360 and take the remainder. Consider this as a sign and compute the navamsha. If done in Microsoft Excel, this formula looks like:=MOD(SUM(B1:B3),360)Assuming cells B1 through B3 contain the values for the three planets. |
If the resulting sign/navamsha is in odd signs, then this is good for the male. If one is odd and other is even, then there is a problem and may need intervention – either a pooja or mantra or consultation with a doctor would be required. If both are even, then consulting a doctor is a must since this indicates lack of virility. |

Female | Jupiter, Mars and Moon | Add longitudes for Jupiter, Mars and Moon. Divide by 360 and take the remainder. Consider this as a sign and compute the navamsha. If done in Microsoft Excel, this formula looks like:=MOD(SUM(B1:B3),360)Assuming cells B1 through B3 contain the values for the three planets. |
If the resulting sign/navamsha is in even signs, then this is good for the female. If one is odd and other is even, then there is a problem and may need intervention – either a pooja or mantra or consultation with a doctor would be required. If both are odd, then consulting a doctor is a must since this indicates lack of childbearing capability. |

Apart from this, one more value is computed for both male and female. This is called Santaan Tithi or Putra Tithi. This is computed as:

- Take longitude of Sun and Moon. Multiply by 5 and take the difference.
**Difference = 5 * (Moon Lon – Sun Lon)** - Take the remainder while dividing by 360.
**Remainder = MOD(Difference,360)** - Compute the Tithi as usual.
**Date = Remainder/12**,**Tithi = CEILING(MOD(Date,15),1)** - If this Tithi is one of the chhidra tithis (4th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 14th) or Amavasya, then there is a problem.

However, both of the calculations must be looked at in conjunction with the rest of the effects on the 5th house. I present some of the data based on the charts that I have gathered over the years.

S. No. |
Husband |
Wife |
Comments |
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Beeja Sphuta – Rashi & Navamsha |
Santaan Tithi |
5th House Afflictions |
Kshetra Sphuta – Rashi and Navamsha |
Santaan Tithi |
5th House Afflictions |
||

1 | Pisces (12)/Leo (5) | Saptami | 5th from Moon afflicted by Mars. 9th Lord in 12th | Capricorn (10)/Capricorn (10) | Chaturthi | Saturn’s drishti | Delay in projeny. Medical treatment required |

2 | Scorpio (8)/Cancer (4) | Ekadashi | Saturn Drishti | Virgo (6)/Leo (5) | Amavasya | Saturn & Mars drishti | Complications during pregnancy |

3 | Pisces (12)/Libra (7) | Ekadashi | Sun | Virgo (6)/Pisces (12) | Navami | Afflictions from Saturn, 6th Lord | Trying, but not successful |

4 | Gemini (3)/Scorpio (8) | Ekadashi | Saturn causing delay | Aries (1)/Cancer (4) | Saptami | Exalted Mars aspecting 5th. Rahu in 5th | Miscarriages |

5 | Scorpio (8)/Capricorn (10) | Dwitiya | Saturn afflicting Ju and 5th house | Gemini (3)/Capricorn (10) | Dashami | 5th afflicted | Many complications and problems during pregnancy |

6 | Aquarius (11)/Taurus (2) | Dwadashi | Sun, Rahu affliction | Taurus (2)/Leo (5) | Navami | Sun & Saturn aspecting Taurus, which is the Kshetra sphuta sign | Delays |

7 | Sagi (9)/Leo (5) | Navami | 5th Lord in 6th, Saturn in 5th | Leo (5)/Leo (5) | Chaturthi | Mars afflicting Leo sign along with Ra/Ke axis and Saturn | Delays and many medical problems |

8 | Cancer(4)/Cancer(4) | Panchami | Mars aspecting 5th | Sag (9)/Leo (5) | Ashtami | More than anything, there is an emotional issue here – Ra/Mo affliction. Consider this carefully while predicting children. The mother and father may not be able to raise the children due to emotional problems. |
Delays |

9 | Sag (9)/Lib (7) | Dwitiya | Sat aspecting 5th house | Leo (5)/Virgo (6) | Shashti | 5th Lord in 6th and aspected by 8th Lord | Multiple delays |

The points that are to be noted are:

- Santaan tithi is very important and must be considered.
- Afflictions to 5th house & Karaka are far more important than Beeja/Kshetra sphuta. Medical science is advanced enough now to take care of basic problems.
- Planets such as Saturn aspecting its own sign in 5th will indeed provide children, but Saturn’s basic nature of causing delays will not go away.
- Rahu’s position in 5th house is different from Rahu’s drishti on the house. Rahu in 5th house can cause bahu-putra yoga. But Rahu as a malefic can afflict 5th house and lord through conjunction/drishti.
- One partner’s horoscope affects the other. Issues with beeja sphuta and santaan tithi in husband’s horoscope affects the wife and vice versa. This is not one of the points discussed while discussing horoscope-compatibility. This is a problem that needs to be solved as a couple.

Of course, Dasha and Transit system is above this. Without favourable dasha/transit, it is not possible to have kids.

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Comment by Nageswaran on January 12, 2016 at 12:27 pmVery simple article for calculate the beeja and shetra spuda .my son dob is 8/6/1986@6.41am at paramagudi. T.N.andhis wife dob is 15/4/1994@5.56pm at paramagudi T.N. marriage on 26/1/2015.not yet progany. pl.analyse and report. Thanks.

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