Prediction of marriage and delays has to be seen from effect on the factors associated with 7th house. An attempt is made in this article to predict marriage and to provide remedies for delays. It is not an attempt to predict horoscope compatibility as it is covered in other articles.
The main factors that are important in a horoscope are as follows:
Lack of Marriage vs. Delay
As with other houses in the horoscope, any malefic influence on these factors will indicate delay or lack of marriage. A delay should be predicted by a malefic influence followed by a beneficial planetary influence. There is no age for marriage. There are some who get married late in life and there are some who never get married. Lack of marriage is predicted by a strong malefic influence on all the factors in the horoscope. Rahu’s influence along with other beneficial influence indicated marriage, but an unconventional one.
Timing of marriage
Assuming that there is some favourable influence that does not deny marriage in a kundali, lets try to put down rules for marriage To predict marriage using vimshottari dasha alone, consider the ruling mahadasha and antardasha lords. If these are placed 6/8 or 2/12 from each other in a kundali, it is an unfavourable combination and adverse to all the factors that are falling under their influence. Therefore, these planets, if associated with 7th house, will deny marriage.
Lets tabulate factors that do predict marriage:
If these factors are all negative, then marriage is unlikely at that time. This is an indication of delay in marriage.
Please refer to the example kundali here. Venus is 7th lord in this horoscope. It therefore signifactor of marriage from two angles. It is located 7th from a strong Moon in a friend’s house. Therefore, marriage is not denied. However, this horoscope has effect of Manglik dosha on the marriage factors an angle – it is 4th from Moon. Mars is in Libra and 12th house and is an exception to manglik dosha, but it is still 4th from moon. It aspects both 7th from lagna and 7th from Moon in the kundali. Mars has an additional blemish of being 6th house lord in this kundali.
Lets look at the timing aspect here:
It is interesting to note that these very factors that cause delay prior to marriage can cause rift between husband and wife post marriage. These may lead to separation and divorce if there are indications of multiple marriages in a horoscope. These should also be carefully judged in a horoscope during the process of horoscope matching. More of that in a later post.
Remedies to take care of delays:
An astrologer usually prescribes the following for delays causing marriage: