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Horoscope Incompatibility & Remedies

By Kshitij Sharma, May 16, 2014

Dosha Samyam due to papa graha – or balancing of malefic content for horoscope compatibility is as important as taking care of Manglik Dosha during horoscope or birth chart matching prior to marriage. It takes tremendous teamwork between husband and wife to make the marriage work. While matching the horoscope, we should look at all 12 houses and try to balance weakness of a bhava in a horoscope with the strength of same bhava in the other horoscope. While Mars is aggressive and the violent approach in a kundali goes against the emotional requirement of marriage, it is important to understand the other factors that can break marriages. We need to look at these planets – Sun, Rahu/Ketu and Saturn in a kundali. To judge how harmful they can be, we should also look at their house ownership. E.g. for Pisces lagna, Sun is lord of 6th house and can denote litigation (divorce) as well.

Sun represents ego and arrogance in a kundali. Under Sun’s influence, one of the spouses will have a dominating nature. A strong Sun’s location in 7th house can predict lack of emotions. This may not indicate lack of marriage by “burning away” of the marriage factor strictly, but can indicate a rift between husband and wife with one not respecting other’s point of view. A weak Sun in 7th house is good for marriage – as it indicates that the person will be receptive, perceptive and open to ideas.

Influence of Rahu/Ketu on 7th house, its lord and Venus/Jupiter in a kundali can indicate unconventional marriage. Rahu is unusual and indicates lack of harmony. Rahu’s influence in the horoscope may lead to infidelity and is a malefic factor that must be balanced. Please note that Rahu’s influence does not deny marriage and on the other hand it will indeed help in marriage during its vimshottari dasha/bhukti and transits. However, the real nature of Rahu comes into play later. Rahu’s influence on Moon must be considered as it clouds judgement. I have seen charts where Rahu/Chandra combination breaks marriage due to mental illness of one individual.

In Vedic astrology, Saturn is a general malefic planet in the horoscope that can cause lack or or delay in marriage. Saturn can indicate general suffering in marriage. Saturn is anyway a karaka for detachment and delays and its influence on 7th house in a kundali can only be on consider adverse. Saturn causes a lot of discomfort in the marriage, but may not be responsible for the litigation and divorce part of it on its own. This problem will be exacerbated if Saturn is the lord of 6th house in a horoscope or if 6th lord itself come into the equation through drishti on 7th house or other parameters.

Marriage is predicted based on beneficial aspect on 7th house, lord etc. in a kundali. The aspect/effect of these sthree planets must be judged carefully as it indicates problems post marriage, predicts lack of compatibility in a relationship between husband and wife and eventually may lead to separation and divorce.

It is better to balance these factors out just exactly as manglik dosha is balanced. Again, to remind you, these specific houses in a kundali that are important for family, emotions and marriage are 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th and 12th. These are the same houses that cause manglik dosha and the treatment for balancing the dosha remains the same.

In such a treatment, Manglik Dosha should be considered separately. We should never try to balance dosha caused by Mars by looking at other planets, e.g. Saturn. There are a lot of queries about this particular point on the site and I would like to specifically clarify it. Saturn’s influence in a prospective bride’s horoscope will not balance out Mars’ influence in a groom’s kundali. It is very logical  – Saturn indicates detachment and Mars indicates aggression. Mars located in 2nd, 7th and 8th house in a kundali will clearly predict harshness in speech because of of the drishti on 2nd house in a kundali. In a relationship, aggression by one individual will only be made worse by detachment by another. Therefore, Saturn cannot be considered for nullifying manglik dosha. In the same horoscope though, Saturn should be strengthened if it acts like a benefic, especially to develop a sense of focus, discipline and a lifestyle of strict control and lack of excesses.

Any analysis for horoscope matching is incomplete without taking these factors into account. It will be a mistake to consider only guna matching and manglik dosha matching and not look at influence of Saturn, Rahu and Sun on the 7th house.

Apart from balancing the dosha, there is no straightforward solution to such problems in horoscope of prospective husband and wife. This will need to be judged on case to case basis.

Remedies for balancing the malefic content
Time, awareness, realization of our follies and a willingness to respond to the partner/spouse is the biggest remedy for Manglik Dosha. Manglik dosha reduces over time – as the aggression of Mars tempers when the person matures.  To channelize the energy of Mars, we need to find within ourselves a way to be disciplined in a spiritual way. Mars’s deity as per Vedic Astrology is Skanda, or Subramanya who is son of Shiva and Parvati. He should be worshipped. According to Lal Kitab, Mars is ruled by Lord Hanuman. Therefore regularly chanting Hanuman Chalisa will help.

There are some remedies, totaka, that are associated with balancing the malefic content. I am aware of couple of techniques – one of them is getting the prospective groom marry a banana tree and later uproot it. I have not suggested this remedy to anyone, but have seen one of the astrologers (for whom I had great respect, sad he is no more) get it done for someone. It was a proper marriage ceremony (sans the hullabaloo, of course) at the end of which the the tree was uprooted. In a similar way, a bride would be married to a pipal tree or an idol of Lord Vishnu.

While an attempt is made to provide some of the remedies here, it should be understood by one and all that these must come from an astrologer. Please do not try to do self medication in this respect of Vedic Astrology.


  • Comment by Kanchan on October 24, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Sir I am facing a major problem. I need to discuss it with you. Please tell me how can I contact you. It’s urgent 🙁

  • Comment by kamal on February 20, 2015 at 8:59 am

    My date of birth 15 Feb,1988 ,1 p.m jalandhar Punjab plz suggest me remedy for mangal dosha m v scared abt ds

  • Comment by nidhi sadhu on March 8, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Sir i m a girl i am manglik 28 june 1989 born in kashmir and my boy friend is 20 april 1987 born in baramulla srinagar

    our kundli doesnot match it shows naadi dosh . Pls suggest the upay

  • Comment by sreeja on November 15, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    M a manglik girl in 8th house and m loving a non-manglik boy .. Can we marry ?? My date of birth: 03/02/1992. Time: 14:33 . Place of birth: chennai.. His date of birth: 27/07/1991. Time: 08:50. Place of birth: chennai..

  • Comment by PRAVEEN on December 30, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    sri i want to disscus with u how to contact u

  • Comment by liqia on March 16, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Sir i m a girl born in 30 january 1993 and my boy friend was born in 10 august 1992

    our kundli doesnot match it shows naadi dosh . Pls suggest the upay…its urgent.plz

  • Comment by kirti on April 8, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    I want to get settled down abroad.Would it happen as per my kundali

  • Comment by Subhash on August 2, 2016 at 2:30 am

    my date of birth is 24-08-1969.
    time 06-45 am.
    Place – kolhapur,maharashtra.
    Pl suggest remedy

  • Comment by angel on August 27, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Sir,I love someone who got shudha jatakam and I have dosha there anyway for us to get married?my star Is makam and he got pooram nakshatram

  • Comment by Amit Mekwan on November 2, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Dear Sir,
    My Date of Birth is 31/10/1982
    time 13:15
    place :- vadodara, gujarat, india.
    Please suggest remedy

  • Comment by Anjana Raj on May 3, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Anjana Raj
    Time 6:30 am
    Place: kozhikode, kerala

    Nideesh kalathil
    Time:12:00 noon
    Place: kozhikode, kerala

    Sir….please tell us whether our kendal I matching is there or not…will there be any problem after marriage.?

  • Comment by Lakshmi on August 2, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Hi Sir,

    My boyfriends and mine horoscope has papasamyam written as present.

    Is there any remedy for this?

    01 Jul 1988, 6.30pm, Singapore
    19 Jan 1988,5.39pm, Singapore

  • Comment by Shashi on August 18, 2017 at 9:12 am

    16/6/84,5.30 am
    My husband

    We have marriage disputes, since our marriage all family members became enemies…marriage date 1/2/17 ,9.30 to 10.30 am muhurtam….
    Plz suggest remedy for peaceful life.

  • Comment by Raksha on September 29, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Sir my dob is 14.08.93 and by bf family was not interested due to horoscope mismatching.. however they r ready for there any solution to mismatched ones..plz suggest a remedy

  • Comment by silpa on November 11, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Sir,my DOB is 18/5/1992 .time 8:58 – Kerala
    Please suggest remedie

  • Comment by smitha on January 16, 2018 at 11:00 am

    My husband and I am having lot of problems , Our horoscope doesn’t match , no papasamyam , His Dob is 24\3\1982, time : 2.30 pm place , calicut kerala, My is Dob. 18\10\1985 ,time : 8.07 pm place Vapi , gujarat. Pls reply and suggest a remeady pls sir , I want to save my married life.

  • Comment by Raji on February 25, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Sir our horoscope is showing papasamyom not satisfactory….what is the remedy.
    My dob:13/5/1991 @5.41pm
    And my boyfriend 7/4/1986 @2.20pm

  • Comment by VP on June 3, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Sir our horoscope is showing papasamyom not satisfactory….what is the remedy.
    My dob:27/7/1988 @12.40pm
    And my wife 18/6/1992 @6.35pm

  • Comment by Chandersshekhar on September 17, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Sir i have mars .saturn and moon in 8th house in Pisces ascendent. please give remedy for wealth.

  • Comment by Arun Thakur on November 3, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    My girlfriend and me have papasamayam Dosha. Our birth details are:-

    Boy : 10 Oct 90, Time 7.30 a.m, Jalandhar, Punjab.

    Girl: 20 Aug 92, Time 10.20 P.M, New Delhi.

    Kindly suggest remedy.

  • Comment by Shilpa on December 23, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    For me and my partner, papasamyam is not satisfactory
    Plz suggest some remedy sir.. i am so afraid of this.
    DOB GIRL: 5th September 1994 – 12.55 PM
    DOB BOY : 24 July 1994 – 4.15 AM


  • Comment by Pooja singh on February 23, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    M going to marry one guy but we r facing nadi dosh. Plz tell that does it get cancelled in our case as there exists some exceptions?
    And can we get rid of it by doing some nadi dosh nivaran puja or marrying the girl to lord vishnu or the mahamritunjay mantra?
    M giving the details . pls reply soon as its urgent.
    Also tell me how to contact u.
    11.30 am
    Gandhinagar gujarat

    5-5.30 pm ( the timing is not dat confirm )
    Lalpur (U.P)

  • Comment by Sai on June 27, 2022 at 7:24 am

    Hi sir,
    For me and my partner, papasamyam is not satisfactory
    Plz suggest us the remedy we are in love for more than 10 years and now we decided get married
    DOB GIRL: 15th March 1992– 1.45 PM
    DOB BOY : 27th May 1991 – 2.30 AM


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