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Effect of a Yogakaraka Planet

By Kshitij Sharma, September 22, 2010

This is essentially a rehash of my old articles with some mathematics thrown in.

Further to the article on “General Strength of a Bhava”, here is a small technique for calculating the strength of a yogakaraka planet. Dr. B.V. Raman prescribes giving points to each of the parameters mentioned in the above article. When coupled with Shadbala and residential strength, Continue reading


Parent Child Relationship

By Kshitij Sharma, June 20, 2010

This New York Times article reveals how animals use their relationship with children to improve their social standing. This isn’t very different from humans where we too derive pleasure from our children. We feel happy seeing them play. We put big burden our expectations on their small shoulders and really, like the male Barbary macaques mentioned in the article, we “strengthen our social clout” through our children. Coincidently, I was reminded that it is father’s day today.

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Vipareeta Raja Yoga

By Kshitij Sharma, February 3, 2010

Sixth, eighth and twelfth houses are considered to be inimical because of the traits they represent in a horoscope. Sixth house represents enemies, obstacles, debt, and diseases. Eights house is representative of death and destruction. Twelfth house represents loss, unnecessary expenditure etc.

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Planetary combinations for an astrologer

By Kshitij Sharma, September 6, 2009

Author: Bijesh Menon

Ever since the era of great astrologer Dr. B. V. Raman, lots of people from the educated society have started developing interest in the field of astrology, unlike in the past when astrology was monopolized by a few, those who came from the families with astrological backgrounds or from some certain casts, with rare exceptions. Continue reading


Benefic and Malefic Planets

By Kshitij Sharma, September 6, 2009

The art of determining benefic and malefic planets for a lagna (or rashi) is best learnt from Dr. B.V. Raman’s excellent book – How to Judge a Horoscope. This post is what I have learnt from one of the early chapters in the book – “Considerations in Judging a House”. If Motilal Banarasidas has copyright issues with this article, let it be known to me. I will remove it immediately. Still, I believe that all aspiring astrologers Continue reading


Acquisition of immovable property in astrology

By Kshitij Sharma, April 10, 2009

Before reading this post, I would request the readers to go through this post on my personal blog – Prestige Shantiniketan. Quoting from this page:

If you have or know anyone who has booked an apartment at Prestige Shantiniketan in Whitefield, Bangalore, please spread word this group in yahoo-groups – prestige_shantiniketan _at_ yahoogroups dot com. It is a pretty neat group with lot of action and information and ongoing discussions about project completion status, VAT/service tax, guidance value of the property, etc.

On a related note, I have some notes about how to predict acquisition of immovable property like a house, apartment, land etc.

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Adoption (Dattak-putra yogas)

By Kshitij Sharma, February 9, 2009

The combinations for predicting adoption of a child by a couple are based on looking at the weakness of putrakaraka elements in the chart. The logic is simple – if there are no natural issues, adoption is the next possibility. The yogas therefore are more or less along the lines of malefic aspect on 5th (and 9th) lords/houses (thus denying children) and also on the 7th house (denying ability to procreate).

  1. Effect of Saturn and Mars on 5th house either by occupation or aspect afflicts the house of children.
  2. Lord of 5th house in barren signs, i.e. those signs belonging to Saturn and Mercury.
  3. Barren signs, i.e., Gemini, Virgo, Capricorn or Aquarius in 5th house in a horoscope. This means that people with lagnas – Aquarius, Taurus, Virgo, Libra are more likely to adopt than others.
  4. Affliction of 7th house indicates inability to procreate.
  5. Association of lord of lagna with Mercury may also indicate inability to procreate.
  6. Since a person will have a child to call his own after adoption, influence of a benefic on the 5th house or its lord is a must.

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Progeny in Vedic Astrology

By Kshitij Sharma, January 14, 2009

A birth in the family is matter of great joy for everyone. The institution of marriage is created to protect the unit of family and provide the greatest care to children who will carry forward humanity on our planet. This article attempts to briefly look at the factors that bestow the blessings of childbirth to a couple. It is important to analyze the horoscopes of both husband and wife in order to come to any conclusion.

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Expenses and Spending Money – 12th and 2nd house

By Kshitij Sharma, July 20, 2008

According to Vedic Astrology, in a horoscope, 12th house indicates:

  • Expenses,
  • Foreign elements, places and journeys to foreign location and
  • Final liberation (moksha)

As far as expenses are concerned, this house is better left alone. Presence or influence of any planet in this house increases the tendency to spend money and the reason or the cause of expenditure depends on the disposition on the planet. Continue reading


General Strength of a Bhava

By Kshitij Sharma, June 17, 2008

In a horoscope, to assess the results of a house with respect to areas it signifies, we need to look at influence of other planets on these three elements –

  1. The house,
  2. Influence on the lord of the house, and
  3. Influence on the Karaka of the house.

Beneficial influence on these elements contributes to their strength. If all three elements are strong, Continue reading