Mahadashas @ The Speed of Light by Kapiel Raaj © copyright 2015 www.AstrologyKRS.com KRSchannel please be courteous to my hard work and do not upload this book on any online format. I have put two years into writing this book.
Edited by Corey Dowds
Beginners Note: .......................................................................5
How to judge the Impact of Dashas ..............................................11 Planetary Meaning: .......................................................................35
The Sun Through the Houses: ...............................................45 The Moon through the houses: ..............................................58 Mercury through the houses: .................................................70 Venus through the houses:.....................................................84 Mars through the Houses:....................................................100 Jupiter through the houses:..................................................117 Saturn through the houses: ..................................................136 Rahu through the houses: ....................................................154 Ketu Through the houses:....................................................175 Important Note for the Beginner .........................................193 Chart Study:.........................................................................196
You must have basic knowledge of Vedic Astrology before reading this book. If you are extremely new to astrology please read my book 'Astrology @ the speed of light' followed by Conjunctions and Aspects @ the speed of light.. You should have fair understanding of houses, signs, planets, nakshatras, aspects, conjunctions and transits. These concepts can be understood in less than a day by reading my book. If you have never seen your Vedic birth chart before then please go to my website www.astrologykrs.com.
What are Mahadashas? First, instead of me spelling the name "Mahadasha" in the entire book, I will simply refer to it as “MD”. It will make things easier on everyone. MDs are known as planetary time periods in Vedic Astrology which every single living entity is running through from the moment they are born until the moment they die. These are cycles of planets that come into our lives to bring about a change, whether it's a certain situation, our ego, personality, perspective in life or even material/spiritual progress. MDs are the code breakers to predicting the past, present and future. They tell you what has happened, what is to come and what will happen in the coming cycle. The first thing about MDs you need to know is that planets do not start effecting you through some magical powers. The MD cycle shows activation of a certain chakra within your body at a certain age which are linked to the planets. MD are also the karmic pattern put as a set path by looking at the degrees of your moon. The position of the moon at birth sets this automatic path for you to alk on. Of course activation of chakras will not make you holy or wise because 99% of our chakras are clogged with dirty from past life karms which needs to be clean in this life. When the cycle of a certain planet starts it first affects your mind. You become a different person from the inside out. You start to behave and think like the planet through which your actions are brought forth in the world. The calculative method given by Rishi Parashara is simply to show "light" upon the path for a jataka.
I am sure you all know a person who went through the same routine year after year, not changing anything; but then suddenly they became different, unique, weird or even cool. Most will blame it on age, or their birthday; but many do not know that this same person might have just started a new MD after perhaps decades. Each planetary MD has its own length of time. Each planet has a certain number of years that they will operate in a person's life. The chronological order of planetary MDs you see below occurs for everyone. Sun - 6 years Moon - 10 years Mars - 7 years Rahu - 18 years Jupiter - 16 years Saturn- 19 years Mercury - 17 years Ketu - 7 years Venus 20 - years No matter what happens, after the Sun time period an individual will run the Moon time period. After that they will run the Mars period, and then comes Rahu, and so on and so forth. You will never see a chart where a person runs through a 7 year time period of Mars and then starts Saturn, no. After Mars, there will always be a Rahu period. Do not forget this order which starts from Sun and ends with Venus. When an individual is running through their Sun time period they will act like the Sun. If someone is running through Rahu period they will act like Rahu. A certain planetary time period brings many things to the surface. Below are the things that the individual will deal with in each mahadasha.
Why this sequence though? Why does Venus come after Ketu, why does the Sun come after Venus and why does the Moon come before the Mars period? The actual sequence of dashas actually starts from 'Kritika' nakshatra; the fire of creation, the spiritual fire that gave life to this Universe. Krittika is the desire of God that wanted to created this physical existence. But we will stick to what is known as the Ketu starting period. Why does the first nakshatra start with Ashwini which is controlled by Ketu? That is why when the Moon is in this nakshatra the Ketu MD starts. Ketu is our past, what we have accumulated in past life is the experience we are now bringing into this life. Our past karmas are the reason why we now exist again on this plain. The way to determine which MD a person will start at the moment they are born is seen through the nakshatra that the moon is placed in. You must have basic knowledge of nakshatras to understand this part. These are 27 lunar mansions which are known as constellations in english. They are the group of stars working behind the scenes of a zodiac sign. Depending upon a certain nakshatra the native will start their life with a particular MD cycle. They can either start from the beginning, middle or end of a certain dasha. This part is determined by the Pada that the moon is placed in. Each nakshatra has 4 padas. If the moon is placed in Magha nakshatra at birth, the native will start their life with Ketu mahadasha running. But how long will that MD be? Perhaps that MD may only last for 1 year, or 3 years. For this look at the pada of the moon in the child's report. If the Moon is in the 4th pada the baby will start their life towards the end of Ketu dasha. If moon is in the 2nd pada then they will start from 1/4 of the way into the dasha. Each of the 27 nakshatras are ruled by a certain planet, this is how we know which planet the MD of a native will start from. 9
I will now show you the nakshatra name and the planet that rules it. 1. Ashwini - Ketu 2. Bharani - Venus 3. Krittika - Sun 4. Rohini - moon 5. Mirgshira - Mars 6. Ardra - Rahu 7. Punravasu - Jupiter 8. Pushya - Saturn 9. Ashlesha - Mercury 10. Magha - Ketu 11. Purva Phalguni - Venus 12. Uttara Phalguni - Sun 13. Hasta - Moon 14. Chitra - Mars 15. Swati - Rahu 16. Vishaka - Jupiter 17. Anuradha - Saturn 18. Jyestha - Mercury 19. Mula - Ketu 20. Pruva Ashada - Venus 21. Uttara Ashada - Sun 22. Sharavan - Moon 23. Dhanishta - Mars 24. Satabisha - Rahu 25. Purva Bhadrapada - Jupiter 26. Uttara Bhadrapada - Saturn 27. Revati - Mercury
How to judge the Impact of Dashas •
The person will become more like the planet in its time period.
Whichever house the planet is the karaka of those houses will become active as well.
The house which the planet rules in the horoscope will become the focus of life and will become active.
The house in which the planet sits in will express the issues related to the house it rules.
The sign placement of the planet will show in which form the person will experience those things.
The nakshatra in which the planet sits in will give results of the placement of nakshatra lord.
Day vs. Night birth
Aspects of the planets become active
The pada of the planets shows the time of major results.
Planets in the nakshatra of the MD lord will also activate themselves.
Through the understanding of Varga Vimshopak of planets
Through the Dasha Pravesh concept
Through the Varshphal Chart
Details of bullet points •
The person will become more like the planet in its time period.
The person will become more like the planet simply means that the personality of the person will be taking on the astrological qualities of the planet. If a person is running through MD of Saturn, which is a 19 year time period, the person will become more serious, mature, wise, more of a workaholic, will feel old, may get grey hairs, and will start loving older, classical and antique things. If a person is going through the time period of Mercury, (17 years) then they will become more jolly, fun, communicative, desiring to have a social circle, perhaps will educate themselves or attain a higher education, take some certification course, or write a book. If Venus period is operating then the person wants to become creative, artistic, feminine, and experience more of the luxury and pleasures of life. They will be surrounded by more women than men. Even if a lawyer or doctor goes through the time period of Venus they will be inclined to take on creative activities, whether its painting or playing a piano. Jupiter period makes a person (sometimes) too optimistic, philosophical and a natural teacher, they feel hopeful, inspired and yearn to learn wisdom. They love to 13
direct things and guide things in Jupiter mahadasha and things come easily into their life. The Moon will make a person more motherly, emotional, attached to home and mother. They will be extra nourishing to everyone they love. The Mars time period of 7 years will make the person extremely competitive, aggressive and technical. They will seek to win every opportunity they get in life, and in such times they will either benefit from male siblings and friends or will go against them. Many men who run through Mars mahadasha in late teen and early 20's will probably want to join the army, police, navy or become an athlete. Rahu’s period of 18 years can be quite an unorthodox period. One will be free spirited, ambitious, wanting to break the rules and law and perhaps be part of activity that might be considered taboo in current society. The Ketu period of 7 years will make a person more spiritual and introverted, wanting to join a yoga/meditation group, or search for things of an occult or mystical nature. They may go into research based studies and travel to spiritually isolated places. If Rahu and Ketu become part of a Raj Yoga in the birth chart then these same planets can give material and political success. •
Whichever house the planet is the karaka of those houses will become active as well.
In astrology each planet is a holder or the permanent landlord of a certain house regardless of which house it rules in your ascendant or where it's placed. During their MD, AD, PD period you will deal with not only the houses the planet rules, but the house it's a "karaka" of aka significator. Below is the table of the planet being karaka of certain houses. House 1 - Sun House 2 - Jupiter/Mercury House 3 - Mars House 4 - Moon/ Mars for Property/Venus for vehicles 14
House 5 - Jupiter House 6 - Mars/Saturn House 7 - Venus House 8 - Saturn House 9 - Jupiter House 10 - Sun, Saturn House 11 - Jupiter (guru, teacher)/Sun (father) House 12 - Saturn Regardless of which houses the planet is placed in or which house it rules it will also activate the houses rule by that planet. i.e. If Jupiter in Libra ascendant rules the 3rd, and 6th house while it's sitting in the 10th house; it will also bring about situations related to 2nd, 5th, 9th and 11th house which is family, wealth, speech, children, education, long distance travel, higher education, father, friends, gains, hopes, desires and organizations. If Saturn MD is operating then regardless of its placement it will bring about situations related to 6th, 8th and 12th house which is debts, diseases, transformation, occult, secrets, bed pleasures, foreign lands, isolation and dealing with the outer world. •
The house which the planet rules in the horoscope will become the focus of life.
In astrology the planets rule zodiac signs. Most rule 2 signs each while the Sun and Moon only rule one sign. This is astrology 101 which I am hoping you already know, if you don't then read my book “Astrology @ The Speed of Light”. Depending on which ascendant you are, a planet will control a certain house because that house will have that planet's sign placed in it. When the mahadasha of a certain planet starts, whichever house that planet rules, those houses will start bringing situations to you regarding their agenda.
i.e: If you are a Cancer ascendant and you are going through a 16 year period of Jupiter, then which houses will be activated in its time period? If you are a Cancer ascendant then Jupiter will rule the 6th and 9th house. This means for 16 years the person will be dealing with service, enemies, obstacles, debts, higher wisdom, philosophy, long distance travel, post grade education and coming across spiritual gurus, which are foundational meanings of these two houses. Jupiter as you know brings over optimism and a broad sense of thinking in the individual's personality; these folks in any condition will be optimistic about dealing with all the situations related to 6th and 9th house. i.e: If you are a Taurus ascendant and you are going through the 19 year time period of Saturn: Saturn for Taurus ascendant rules the 9th and 10th house which means these two houses will be activated for 19 years and will be the major focal point for the person. They will be dealing with authorities, bosses, reputation, father, law, morality, higher philosophy, long distance travel, spiritual wisdom and post grad education. Since Saturn is a straight forward serious planet, the person will be facing all these situations with due-diligence, discipline and organized skills. They will be extremely practical about their reputation in public life, and what they learn because what they learn must come into use in the practical world. i.e: If you are an Aries ascendant and you are going through 7 year time period of Mars that means for those 7 years you will be focused on your self, health, inheritance, secrets, surgeries, secret affairs and gaining through death. But due to Mars being active you will be extremely aggressive, to the point of becoming competitive about achieving such goals. This is because for Aries Mars rules the 1st and 8th house. Just imagine the activation of mahadashas as the activation of a certain energy or aura that comes over you like a plague. You know you can't escape but you embrace it. 16
The house in which the planet sits in will express the issues related to the house it rules.
This bullet point simply means that when a planet is activated, the houses it rules are activated. Depending upon which house the planet is sitting in, the native will experience things related to its houses through the house where the planet is sitting in. Doesn't make sense? let's look at an example. i.e. . If you are a Cancer ascendant and you are going through a 16 year period of Jupiter, then which houses will be activated in its time period? If you are a Cancer ascendant then Jupiter will rule the 6th and 9th house. This means for 16 years you will be dealing with service, enemies, obstacles, debts, higher wisdom, philosophy, long distance travel, post grade education and coming across spiritual gurus; all of which are cornerstone meanings of these two houses. If Jupiter is sitting in the 7th house then that means you will experience things of 6th and 9th houses through the 7th house. You will be dealing with obstacles, enemies, diseases, higher wisdom, philosophical knowledge, and meeting spiritual gurus through partnerships, relationships and marriage. There would be natural disagreements in the marriage or with the marriage partner. Your marriage partner might be your guru. You may have to face litigation in court houses to solve a dispute since the 7th house represents court houses. You may be guiding and 17
counseling people who are running through disputes, divorces and making business deals for day to day activities since the 6th house also represents our everyday routine. But will the person face all the things, or certain ones, or will he or she face everything at the same time? That's the question you must be asking. All of these details will be discussed in later chapters. Whether you will experience everything, or some of the things depends upon the condition of the planet, the sub periods (antar dasha) and transits of planet coming at the right time.
The sign placement of the planet will show in which form the person will experience those things.
The above statement simply means what kind of a jacket or coat is the planet wearing. How are they expressing themselves? Imagine if you are a planet but you have a certain sense of style; maybe you are Goth and wear all black and love dark demonic stuff along with dark punk rock music or you are a hippy with long hair and a beard with some grass in your pocket, perhaps you love wearing sweat pants and shirts because you are a natural athlete. All of these qualities simply means how you are expressing yourself. Sun in the sign of Libra means that the Sun is wearing the outfit of Libra. Mars in Gemini in your horoscope shows that Mars is wearing a jacket and hat of Gemini. The sign in which the planet is placed in is how they express themselves through those signs. I have already made a video on planets in signs on my Youtube channel. For example, if Mars is in Gemini in your horoscope it shows that you love to rush and gather information before anyone gets it, you have too many ideas that you want to aggressively pursue. You want to compete with everyone regarding who has the correct information. If Mars is in Gemini in the 3rd house, this shows us that one competes with their siblings and friends
regularly regarding intellectual discussions. They will make countless arguments to satisfy their evidence. If you are an Aries ascendant and Mars is in the 3rd house in Gemini, this shows that your personality and your agenda in life is to expose secret information by doing investigative journalism, or someone who wants to know secrets of other people and be the first one to announce it to the world like a paparazzi. This means in the mahadasha of Mars, in such a position, will incline you to be rushing towards gaining access to secret documents and information to use it for your advantage. If the Sun is in Libra in your 3rd house, this means you are a Leo ascendant. The Sun is wearing the outfit of Libra and it shows that one's ego, self-esteem and confidence will be shine through by creative expression, artistry and artistic self-expression. This is because the Sun rules the 1st house of self while expressing himself in the 3rd house of media and skills with one’s hands. In the MD of the Sun, one will suddenly find themselves collecting information, putting their own effort into making money, and wanting to do creative things or take on artistic hobbies. Since the Sun represents the father it shows that one's father could damage one's effort towards work if the Sun is close to its maximum debilitation which is 10 degrees of Libra. In other degrees Sun will simply show that the father will be involved with creating business deals, relationships with siblings and helping the individual to express themselves. •
The nakshatra in which the planet sits in will give results of the placement of the nakshatra lord.
This is a fairly unique concept. Nakhsatras are the constellations working behind the scenes of the zodiac signs. I have covered indepth details on nakshatras on my channel so please watch those videos before going further into this book. Most of the zodiac signs have 2-2.5 nakshtras working behind the scenes. Aries zodiac 19
signs has Ashwini, Bharani and Krittika nakshatra working behind the scenes, the Krittika nakshatra spills into the Taurus zodiac signs. In which nakshatra your planet is placed in depends upon the degrees in which your planet is placed in your horoscope. All these details are given on my channel and website. If you are a Leo ascendant with the Sun in the 3rd house in the sign of Libra and nakshatra of Vishaka, what this means is that the Sun is at a certain degree of the Libra zodiac sign where this nakshatra of Vishaka is working behind the scenes. This means the Sun must be between 20 degrees all the way to 3.20 degrees of Scorpio. Vishaka nakshatra is ruled by Jupiter. We now have to look for the placement of Jupiter. Let's assume Jupiter is sitting in the 9th house. What does this mean? This means, the person will not only deal with issues with the father, power struggles with siblings while pursuing traveling related to contracts, business partnerships or creativity, but the person will be seeing the effects of the 9th house and may travel to a long distance place for religious, educational or work purposes. What is happening is the Sun starts to act like Jupiter but in a more Solar way. Imagine the Sun wearing the outfit of Libra but has the undershirt and underwear of Jupiter; internally he feels philosophical, spiritual, and like a teacher. In Sun MD the person will find a guru either in a long distance place, ashram or at their university. I will also add that I tend to mash the KP Astrology method while reading the result of the dasha lord. The dasha lord is set to give results of the houses of the nakshatra lord it sits in including where the nakshatra lord is placed. For example: If Jupiter is in Uttara Phalguni nakshatra in the 1st house that means the nakshatra is ruled by the Sun. Let's say the Sun is in the sign of Virgo in the 9th house while the Sun rules the 8th house. Jupiter in it's dasha will give results of 12th, 3rd, 8th and 9th house through the 1st house placement. Try this and you will never fail. The same analysis can be used for antar dasha, pratyantar , sookshma and prana lord dasha. 20
The pada of the planets shows the time of major results.
Each planet sits in a certain nakshatra in a birth chart but each nakshatra has four padas. Padas are important determining factors in understanding how long the native's first MD will be and when the trigger point of the planetary MD will be felt. If you were born with the Moon in Leo, in the 4th pada of Magha nakshatra, this means you started your life from the end point of Ketu MD. If you were born in the 2nd pada of Magha nakshatra, then you would start your life from the middle of Ketu's period of 7 years. But knowing which pada each planet is placed in will show at which point the planet will give his or her results at its maximum. If you are running the MD of Jupiter in your life, look at Jupiter in your birth horoscope and see which pada it's sitting in. If Jupiter is in the 4th pada of any nakshatra then the true nature and effects of Jupiter will be strongly felt towards the end of Jupiter's MD, around 3/4 of the way. For example, lets say Jupiter is sitting in pada 2 of Uttara Bhadrapada nakshatra while you're running your Jupiter MD from the age of 25. Knowing the Jupiter period is of 16 years, you will really feel the effect of that Jupiter in the horoscope towards the end of 16th year, or perhaps from the 13-16 year period when you will be 41 to 44. Depending upon how Jupiter is situated, these results will either be felt positively or negativity. •
Day birth vs. Night birth
Being born during the sunrise or sunset will cause different planets to gain strength. This is a little different than the Sun or Moon hora concept. If you are born during the day or before sunset then the Sun, Venus and Jupiter become strong regardless of their placement in the horoscope. If you are born after sunset, then Moon, Mars and Saturn become strong. If you're born during sunrise or sunset then Mercury becomes strong. This will impact the implication of MDs for the native. As an example, if you are going through your Saturn MD and you are born between sunset and the next sunrise then Saturn naturally becomes strong. From 7pm to 4 am Saturn is naturally strong. This doesn't mean if you are born in day time Saturn is not strong, but there is a natural strength and accumulated strength through sign, house, nakshatra, varga and ashtakavarga. If you are born between Sunrise to Sunset as in 6 am to 6 pm then Sun, Jupiter and Venus naturally become strong. Even if Venus is debilitated it's capable of finding strength within itself to love, and have selfless devotion. However if Venus does not have accumulated strength as per the house, nakshatra, varga position Venus will still have the ability to win and reach its highest of purity through native's own will power. When I see someone born at night I know they have to work extra hard to work on their confidence, self-esteem and ego due to Sun naturally being on the dark side. Even an exalted Sun will have a tough time exposing its strength at first, but over time they come out shining. Mercury is naturally strong during Sunrise and Sunset because logically you can see Mercury during these early and late afternoon time with your telescope if it's rotating in front of your horizon. Mercury also represents change of time due to its dual 22
nature since Night transforms into Day and visa versa; summer turns into fall and spring turns into summer which are controlled by Mercury's zodiac signs of Gemini and Virgo due the transit of Sun during these months.
Aspects of the planet becomes active
Whichever planetary MD you are running through all of its aspect become activate. In astrology all physical planets Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn have 7th aspect meaning they look directly opposite to their placement in the house. When their MD runs that particular aspect becomes active and alive. Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu have special apsects. Mars - 4, 7, 8 as in Mars will always aspect 4th, 7th and 8th place from itself. Jupiter 5, 7, 9 aspect. Jupiter will always aspect 5th, 7th, and 9th place from wherever he sits. Saturn 3, 7, 10 aspect. Saturn will always aspect 3rd, 7th and 10th place from itself where ever it sits. Rahu/Ketu have 5th and 9th aspect. Please read my book Aspects @ the speed of light to understand aspect and they work.
If you are running through 16 year period of Jupiter and Jupiter is sitting in the 2nd house in your horoscope then it will always aspect 6th house, 8th house and 10th house. All aspects are counted counter clock wise. In Jupiter period image 6th, 8th and 10th house having bright yellow light of Jupiter hitting upon them. This can show one will have blessings to pay their debts of and win over enemies and overcome their illnesses (6th house). There will be less sudden dramatic events, surgeries, or hidden enemies while one will find great hidden knowledge during this period (8th house). The career will always feel blessed, even if someone loses a job they will find another job soon after and their reputation will always be protected no matter how bad the situation is. •
Judging mahadashas from alternative ascendants
What are alternative ascendants? Alternative ascendants are used to judge planetary MDs (as well as Antar and Pratyantar dasas) through different ascendants like your main birth ascendant, Moon ascendant, Sun ascendant, Jupiter ascendant, or also making the current MD lord the ascendant. In Parashara Hora Shashtra it's said to check for events not just from one ascendant but from other places as well to confirm the event. But also the reason why we check through different placements is because with bad times you can also run into good times. In Vedic astrology, the Moon ascendant becomes equally important to your birth ascendant as we can read the chart from the moon and predict just as accurately, including using transits. Then, the Sun is the third option as we see how the ego of the native will be effected by a certain MD. Making Jupiter the ascendant is also important as Jupiter is the Jeeva karaka, karaka of "Life", this is why Jupiter controls Biology and all living existence on this planet. MD planet as the Ascendant: 24
If you are going through the MD of Saturn, and Saturn is in the 5th house in Aquarius, that means you are a Libra ascendant, but for the 19 year time period of Saturn you will be changing as a person in your ego, personality and persona; this is why we want to make Saturn’s position the ascendant. Just switch the chart to Aquarius ascendant with Saturn in the ascendant and look for planetary placements of your birth chart from Saturn. i.e.: If you are going through the MD of Saturn, and Saturn is placed in the 8th house from your ascendant, this can show that the 19 year period may bring sudden ups-&-downs in life. But if from the Moon, Saturn is in the 9th house, this can also show that one does very well academically, spiritually and has good luck during this MD. If Saturn is in the 5th house from the Sun then it shows great academic achievements, interest in politics, or birth of children to improve the status of the native. But to see how the individual's personality is going to be, and how other antar dashas will reach and how their results will be you will also want to judge the horoscope by making Saturn the ascendant lord. One thing to understand here is that you should also judge your dhan yog and raj yogas from making Saturn the ascendant lord as well. All dhan yogas and Raj yogas occurring from Saturn will come alive during it's dasha; especially during the transit of major planets over those yogas. •
Planets in the nakshatra of the MD lord will also activate themselves.
In Vedic Astrology Nakshatras are also ruled by planets and when a certain MD is running, let's assume Jupiter MD, then any planet in the birth chart sitting in the nakshatra of Jupiter will also activate themselves and situations related to that planet. Jupiter rules the nakshatra of Punravasu, Vishaka, and Pruva Bhadrapada. If any planet is in any one of these nakshatras then they will 25
activate themselves to bring certain results into play. This is something I learned from Sam Geppi (Sada Siva). He also gave a lecture on this on my Youtube channel. I found this to be quite accurate and helpful during my own research and studies. i.e. If you are a Cancer ascendant and you are running through the MD of Ketu who is sitting in the 8th house; this can show someone might suddenly find themselves being involved in occult, mysticism, or secret underground worlds. If the person has the Sun, Mars, Saturn and Mercury in the 10th house in the sign of Aries but nakshatra of Ashwini, which is ruled by Ketu, then suddenly the 10th house will come alive with all these planets. Usually people suffer in Ketu MD and feel isolated, but in this case one can suddenly find themselves in a leadership position, receiving sudden benefit from government or becoming a government leader. If one is going through the time period of Venus, of 20 years, and you have planets in your horoscope sitting in the nakshatra of Purva Phalguni, Bharani or Purva Ashada which are Venus' nakshatra; then all those planets will come alive and start giving their results at that time. This is why in any given MD we will experience everything in our lives but we can still pinpoint each event by narrowing down through the MD, AD, PD, SD and PD and transits. •
Varga Vimshopak of Planets:
Varga Vimshopak is a concept which takes the strength of each of the planets in the divisional charts and shows us how strong a planet is in terms of giving its results. When we look at Varga Vimshopak, I personally have found only a few divisional charts we must pay attention to. Besides the birth chart we should always look at the sign/house placement of planets in the D9 (Navamsa), D3 (Dreekana), D7 (Saptamsa), D4 (Chaturtamsa), D10 (Dasamsa) 26
and the D60 (Shastiamsa). D9 is the heart of the planet, the strength of their health, D3 shows the courage of planets and willingness to fight the battle, D7 shows the manifestation of planets and how strongly they can manifest your desires, D4 is what the planet is destined for, D10 reveals what success the planet will give professionally, and the D60 shows the ultimate strength of the planets. When analyzing the divisional charts, always look at the conjuncts and aspects of other planets and once you have seen all the charts then with your intelligence make the decision of what impact the planet will have in the native's chart. Do not go on automatic calculations given by the software, they are not taking a lot of things into account as I mentioned here. You must use your divine intelligence whenever deciding the shadbala and varga vimshopak strength. Perhaps in future the software will become as sufficient as a human astrologer. •
Dasha Pravesh of planets:
This is a concept I learned from Marc Boney and Vaughn Paul Manley when they came on my Youtube channel. It's a concept that takes the day and time you will enter your new dasha and puts the exact planetary placement upon your birth ascendant like a snapshot of the sky. This is the concept that shows the foundation of the coming dasha and how it will operate along with which house it will really effect based on which sign the dasha lord is currently transiting in. You must look at the aspects, conjunctions and yogas being formed in the chart. This technique sets the tone of the dasha regardless of how the planet is in your horoscope. This is why perhaps you may see an exalted planet giving ill results despite having high shad bala and ashtakavarga points. This is why it takes a super brain to really decode this super science. Many who learn jyotish get discouraged due to such in-depth analysis and knowledge but it's like being a chef; you can't make a 100 dish from only 5 spices. You need to know about hundreds of spices and ingredients to really become a top chef. 27
What are Sub-periods? Sub-periods are mini periods of planets that come within the major time period of a planet. If you are going through a 6 year time period of the Sun then in that period other planets will come into play to do their part and bring other house situations alive. This is why in one single MD we experience everything but the main theme is always the MD. There are about 4 major sub-periods within an MD. • • • •
Antar Dasha Prayantar Dasha Sookshma Dasha Prana Dasha
What are Antar Dashas? We will refer to Antar Dashas as AD to make things easier. AD are the sub periods that come within a MD. This is why we as human beings do not just experience one situation give by one planet; sub periods bring us other situations within our major agenda given by the MD. i.e.- In a six year time period of the Sun MD you will have all the other planets come into play for about 4-5 months at a time. The time period of the Sun will start from Sun MD and Sun AD, followed by Sun MD / Moon AD Sun MD / Mars AD Sun MD / Rahu AD Sun MD / Jupiter AD Sun MD / Saturn AD Sun MD / Mercury AD Sun MD / Ketu AD Sun MD / Venus AD
In the six year time period of the Sun, all the planets come in and play their part. This will bring situations related to many other houses. The first MD, AD, PD, SD and PD will be of the planet itself, as in Sun/Sun/Sun/Sun/Sun period, followed by Sun (mahadasha), Sun (antar dasha), Sun (Paryantar dasha), Sun (Sookshma dasha), Moon (Prana dasha) period. The time of birth has to be extremely accurate for these last two periods to be studied, a few minute difference can throw your prediction off by weeks. i.e. #2 If you are a Leo ascendant with your Sun in the 3rd house at 21 degrees, this means the Sun is in the sign of Libra and Nakshatra of Vishaka. Let's still assume that Jupiter is in the 9th house in the sign of Aries. But Mars is in the 7th house in the sign of Aquarius. The person is running through a MD of the Sun and AD of Mars. Sun rules the 1st house and Mars rules the 4th and 9th house. What will this time period bring? In such periods, especially the 6 years of the Sun, he or she will be doing a lot of short distance traveling, as well as or including long distance travel since the Sun is in the nakshatra of Jupiter; who is in the 9th house of long distance travel. They might be dealing with authoritative figures, father related issues, issues with siblings, or experience a creative time period. But Mars’s time period comes into play for 4 months. Since Mars is in the 7th house the person will also have to deal with the issues of relationships, marriage or partnerships. Since Mars rules the 4th and 9th house, Mars will give results of the 4th and 9th houses while wearing the costume of Aquarius. This placement of Mars will show issues related to relationships will arise due to involvements of the mother and traveling. There will be power struggles felt in a relationship due to home, mother and gurus. Also, this period can show the mother traveling away from home in search for a person's partnership or due to property related 29
issues. This can also show your spouse or partner will travel since Mars rules the 9th house. We also have to take into account the nakshatra of Mars. If Mars is sitting in the nakshatra of Satabhisha which is ruled by Rahu, we have to see where Rahu is placed. If Rahu is placed in the 2nd house then Mars will not only bring the issues of the 4th and 9th house through 7th house but will also give results of the 2nd house which is the house of family, assets, earnings and banking. In Sun MD and Mars AD, the person can experience gains through property related issues, or through the spouse or mother. This is a positive period because Rahu is sitting in the house of money, wealth and savings. What about the dispositor of Sun and Mars? How does the zodiac sign lord’s placement affect this? Sun in Libra means that Venus becomes the dispositor and Mars in Aquarius means Saturn becomes the dispositor. This determines the positive, negative and neutral results of the given time periods. Dispositors are like nakshatras lords but with a louder voice. Dispositors are like a foundation of the planet. If the foundation of the house is weak the house can fall or will be very unstable to live in, putting the person in constant fear of having the roof fall on their head. This also sets the tone on how the planet will behave by seeing which sign their dispositors are placed in. i.e. If Jupiter is in the sign of Leo and nakshatra of Maga in the ascendant, while the Sun is in the sign of Libra and nakshatra lord Ketu is in the 8th house in Pisces, how will the MD of Jupiter be? In the MD of Jupiter the person will not only want to do creative things like cinema, acting, directing, writing and being part of the media but they will also find interest in the occult, spirituality and mysticism. The creative part comes due to the dispositor of Jupiter 30
being in the creative sign of Libra in the 3rd house. The occult part is due to nakshatra lord Ketu in the spiritual sign of Pisces and in the 8th house of the occult. These two things will be the major highlight of the 16 years. But there will be different timing as to when such events will trigger their maximum juice. When a person runs into the MD of Jupiter and AD of the Sun they will suddenly find themselves in a creative realm. When the person runs into the MD of Jupiter and AD of Ketu they will suddenly fall in love with the darker side of life, especially occult science. But we must not forget that Jupiter will bring his own quality into play and will make the native act more like a teacher, guru or advisor. Jupiter will also activate the situation related to the house he rules which are the 5th and 8th houses for Leo ascendant. What is a Prayantar Dasha? We will refer to Prayantar Dasha as PD to make things easier. PD is known as the sub-sub period within a MD. In Vedic astrology most astrologers use MD, AD, PD and transits of planets to make a prediction. MD is about the overall period cycle, AD narrows the time down to months and PD shows the initiation of the event that is to happen. Through this method a well qualified astrologer can see that within a 2 to 4 month time period you may get a surgery, accident, have a child, get married or go for a higher education. All the basic necessities of life can be predicted through this including when really bad things happen as in someone being raped, murdered, or killed. i.e. Lets say you are a LEO ascendant with Mars in the 8th house along with Jupiter in Pisces and while the Sun is in the 4th house of Scorpio. We can see the general conception of the event if the person is going through MD of Sun, AD of Mars and PD of Jupiter that in such time a person may either get a surgery, or get a sudden windfall of wealth through real estate and in-laws. By the first glance at the horoscope we as astrologers feel that something related to major transformation 31
will be happening with either home, mother, health or inheritance. What we want to figure out is will this even be good, neutral or bad? In such case we use, dispositors, naksahtra, pada, and varga charts (divisional charts), Since we are mainly dealing with a time period related to 1st, 4th, 5th, 8th and 9th houses, we will glance at the D16, D24, D30, and yes, the D9 chart. Why D4? D4 is the chart related to home, D24 relates to education, D30 relates to diseases and misfortune and D9 tells us the strength of the D1 planets. Sounds complicated? Yes, it is, and for some time until you regularly see people's charts, patterns and situations… Suddenly everything will come to you quickly, but you will never, ever be 100% right, getting close to a 70%-85% of prediction is a good prediction as most astrologers are missing the most important ingredient: intuition. By the end of this book you should have a pretty good idea about how the timing system works.
What are Sookshma Dashas and Prana Dashas? SD and PRD (Prana Dasha) are simply the narrowed down version of the time period. If Jupiter is a 15 year period, the AD in Jupiter is a 2.5 year long period, PD is a 5-6 month long period, SD is a week long period, and then PD shows the date itself.
Who uses MD-PD system? There are few astrologers that use these, and yes, it's not easy to predict the exact time of the event, at least not for me. It will probably take me another 20 years to master the SD and PD system. Do you need to know this right now? No. As a beginner you will be perfectly okay with the first
three cycles but if you want to be known as a guaranteed astrologer, then SD and PD will have to be mastered.
I have not touched upon this part of astrology on my youtube channel yet but I will be discussing a lot of things on it. This is a yearly chart that is created by looking at the position of the Sun and Moon. When the Sun and Moon are the exact same distance in the same sign, same degrees, as they were when you were born, during that exact moment every year the chart is casted. This concept is known as Tithi Udday. This chart can show what will be the focal point in your life, will it be marriage, relationship, career, wealth, family, property, health, travel etc. The simple way to study the chart is see which "day" the chart is casted; was it a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday etc.. all the way to Sunday. Who is the lord of that day then see the placement of that planet in the chart. Sunday - Sun Monday - Moon Tuesday - Mars Wednesday - Mercury 33
Thursday - Jupiter Friday - Venus Saturday - Saturn 2. You need to see where the ascendant lord of this chart is sitting; this will show the focus point for the native. 3. Look at which house the mahadasha planet is sitting in. This will show how the MD planet will manifest that particular year for the position it originally rules in your birth chart.
Planetary Meaning: This chapter will explain how each planet will effect your mind during it's mahadashas and what you can expect during their period. Sun MD of 6 years: When a person runs into a Sun MD many things change within a person's personality, persona and soul. The basic point is that the Sun wants to put the native in an authoritative position or come into contact with authoritative people including government officials. In this period things related to the father suddenly come to the forefront including family lineages. The Sun is our confidence, prestige and power; but all this can also be reversed depending upon the sun's condition. If the Sun is in Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, or Capricorn the person will find themselves in the positive side of the dasha. The main theme of the Sun is the boost of ego and pride. One feels close to their homeland and to issues of social well fair and politics of their home country. There is a need to service the public during this period.
In Sun MD, or any MD for that matter, you must look at each divisional chart when predicting about a certain area of life. If you want to see whether the sun is really good, really bad or neutral for the native regarding career affairs then look at the D10 chart and the Sun's position therein. In matters of children look at the D7 chart. Regarding marriage and spiritual progress look at D9 and D20 chart. If there is an issue regarding property look at the D16 chart. For wealth, look to the D2 chart. If the Sun is well placed in 70% of the charts and ill in 30% of the divisional charts then it’s MD will be quite good for the native even if it's debilitated in the rashi chart. Understand that a debilitated Sun in the main rashi chart shows how we react to certain things. Debilitated Sun at 20 degrees in the ascendant will give low confidence and lots of doubt within a person, but since Sun is exalted in the D9 chart, matters related to marriage and relationship will actually fair well. Just because we feel low about ourselves during a 6 year period of the Sun, doesn't mean its all bad. We still end up getting some benefits from other aspects of life which are seen through divisional charts. In a bad Sun period the father or father like figures might pass away if in the D12 chart the Sun is badly placed… Or the father may fall ill or might get laid off; many things can happen. Yet you as an individual may be getting progress in your life because your Sun might be exalted in the D10 chart and well placed in a kendra. Moon MD of 10 years: Moon MD is all about emotions. In its 10 year period one becomes more sensitive, receptive, emotional, and closer to home. Issues or things related to the Mother and motherhood also become important, even for a man. In this period one is emotionally closer to family, home, and becomes more needy of creating a family. No matter what the person’s career, even a President of a country, they would be more involved in "domestic" affairs than foreign affairs. Most people who live in foreign lands and go through the time period of the Moon tend to become closer to home and homeland and may even get home sick. I remember in all my antar dashas of the Moon when I was 36
away in New York, I missed my home in California. I wanted to be near my family and friends and couldn't stand the concrete jungle. This is the time when a man or woman wants to create a family, home, and serve the mother. Moon being the karaka of travel can also cause one to do quite a bit of traveling due to emotional fulfillment. Moon MDs can also show psychological matters coming to the surface including depression or perhaps suicidal thoughts if the Moon is severally damaged in the horoscope. When the Moon is damaged anything related to it can suffer. This is why there are two sides to each MD. But the same Moon if coming up in the MD, AD, PD, SD, or PRD will give the same results as the MD. No matter what the cycle is, the Moon will give the same results as per his condition in the horoscope. Mars MD of 7 years: The Mars MD of 7 years makes a person aggressive, competitive, face obstacles, and defeat those obstacles while at the same time the person will be dealing with issues related to brothers and real estate. One's discipline also rises during a Mars MD if Mars is strong. A person becomes extremely ambitious and in need to win in every opportunity. Such patterns can also cause great frustration and anger at times as patience is very low in the person. The need to take risk or in risky investments also becomes the shining issue. Whether in youth or in old age one also loves to compete in sports and do physical exercises. Mars is all about attaining power and things for survival. As a solider Mars simply wants to accumulate things that will help him keep going in rough times. In Mars MD people also usually spend more money than other MDs. They feel like they must have things to protect them; whether it's buying guns, knives, land, or simply basic clothing and food. If Mars is in the 3rd, 6th, or 12th house then one will be getting into quarrels and fights with enemies and be part of a bad group. When Mars is active one tends to have fire within them which can 37
also lead to a “short fuse”, as in anger. This can be especially so if Mars is in pitta dosha, as in too much fire energy. This is a great time for people who want to join the Navy, Army, or Air Force. Rahu MD of 18 Years: Now here is the planet of misdirection, disillusion, impulsiveness, unnecessary fear, and extravagance. Rahu is mainly known as a natural malefic planet. Rahu is all about taking the native into a direction he or she didn't choose but by creating a mirage which shows the destiny. A person wanting to be a successful financial broker may end up doing things illegally even though he or she didn't intend to, but this is hardly the case unless Rahu creates an arishta yoga (yoga of misfortune). Most of the time Rahu MD makes a person innovative, original, and doing things outside the box. The energy of Rahu makes a person want to break rules and expand to new horizons. This also brings great needs for lavish and material wealth. One is attracted to cars, motorcycles, big houses and everything big. Rahu is like Jupiter, where Jupiter expands Rahu explodes. Imagine a balloon slowly being blown up by a mouth…but Rahu is inflating that balloon in less than a second. This shows sudden things and sudden events occurring in the Rahu time period. The native may run into snakes, reptiles, and any creatures that have snake like movement. A belly dancer is ruled by Rahu with their snake like twists and movement of the waste. No matter who it is, whenever someone comes out of Rahu MD they feel like they were in some dense fog, driving around without really knowing where they were going. They were paying their bills, doing their work, taking care of the family but it was all a blur. A person is not themselves because there is this eclipse upon them like black magic. They simply follow the instructions of this smoky ghost. But material success, when it comes, comes in a huge package. Rahu has the ability to make a beggar into a billionaire. With the nodes of the moon you do not know where you're going even if you think you know. It's like going into a 38
foreign country and driving with an expert, you may think they are an expert but they might be taking you somewhere to rob you. Rahu mostly benefits those who want to stay and live in the illusion of maya. The more you seek spirituality, the more you will be lost, and it will be further away from you; unless Rahu is conjunct the 9th lord in moksha houses or creating a yoga of spirituality and moksha. Jupiter MD of 16 years: Most of the time you will hear that Jupiter MD is all about happiness, prosperity, wealth, and receiving fame in life. This is far from the truth. Jupiter is like any other planet. Its qualities and results of MD depends upon its condition, the house it rules, the sign it's in and the nakshatra its placed in, including all the aspects and conjunctions. But mainly what Jupiter does in its MD is it makes a person too optimistic about life and circumstances, makes them feel inspired and hopeful about the future. No matter what the results are or how bad the results are the person maintains hope of a better tomorrow in Jupiter MD. Now, most of the time you will see people get children, marriage, travel, and gain of friends in the MD of Jupiter because Jupiter is the karaka of 2nd, 5th, 9th, and 11th house. The native will also feel like a teacher, director, or wise-man. They feel they have something to give to the world. This is the period which most people find spiritual mentors and teachers in their life. This is the MD that makes a person far more faithful, religious, spiritual, and conservative if Jupiter is rightly placed. They feel like they are unbeatable and unstoppable. Reality seems to be a bed of roses even if the person has less than a dollar in their pocket. They know something will come up and will save them at the end. The person will find himself amongst people who will also act like they are teachers even if they are friends. It's an overall positive period filled with mixed emotions if Jupiter's placement is mixed. One mostly attains or likes to attain philosophical knowledge than a MBA or PhD, this is something that usually happens in Mercury MD, which we will discuss later. 39
But Jupiter is more about attaining the principles of living life and knowing the soul's desire. A person can go to jail in a time period of Jupiter but they will still have that great optimism and hope of living a better life tomorrow, instead of someone going through our next MD. Saturn MD of 19 years: Now here is a planet for discussion. This is a planet that might be the most misunderstood planet in the astrological science. When Saturn comes to play in your life for 19 years one thing you will quickly notice about yourself is that your sense of humor is getting lost, you no longer laugh at the same jokes, funny movies as much as they interest you they just can't seem to make you laugh and you are suddenly Mr. Serious Business. Everything is about the practical and realistic approach to live with constant work. Saturn in astronomical perspective is the most beautiful thing to look at in the sky but from the astrological perspective it's dry, dreary and dead. It brings fear and anxiety within a person. I remember doing a consultation of someone whose Saturn MD started a week before and on the 2nd day of the MD he ended up in the ER due to panic attack. But what Saturn really does is it makes you see the world as it is, it makes you see things as an “old Wiseman”. You feel and become old, mature, and sluggish. Life becomes more about taking care of the necessary work and doing the duty you were supposed to do. Saturn is about service and duty, and no matter when it comes up in your life you will be called to perform a duty. This can range from having responsibilities of family, children, people working under you, or simply serving the government. Most U.S. Presidents became presidents during their Saturn MD, especially Barak Obama in his second term. If you notice, he looks more older, mature, wise and is taking slower and wiser decisions. Saturn slows the person down in their approach to life. But Saturn will not stop you from reaching your goal. Saturn is all about work and being a workaholic and if you have a goal and passion then Saturn will do whatever it takes to make you achieve 40
that goal. In order to achieve any goal one needs discipline, organization, and structure; everything that Saturn represents. Saturn can also bring some of the joyful moments like the birth of children, marriage, or success in finances and wealth. This is especially true when Saturn receives the aspect of the 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th, or 11th lords and especially Jupiter. Saturn is like any other planet, if conjunct or aspected by a certain other planet, Saturn will also give results related to that planet and the houses it might rule. Saturn in reality is the karaka (signifier/producer) of the 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th houses. These represent, respectively: work and illness (the 6th), transformation and taxes (the 8th), career (the 10th), and moksha (the 12th). This is why no matter which age Saturn MD comes into play, it makes a person realize the value of life, their duty to the government, achievements of career, and realizing that there is a more peaceful place after death. Mercury MD of 17 years: The Mercury MD of 17 years comes after a grueling 19 year period of Saturn where you were serious, without much sense of humor or playtime, and all you wanted to do was, work, work, work. You wanted to be serious, but now you are back to your optimism as you once had in Jupiter period, as that is what Mercury MD is about. In the time period of Mercury the person becomes overly verbal and extremely eager to attain knowledge, this is why in Mercury periods you will see many people wanting to go back to school to attain higher education. They also feel like Jupiter where one wants to become a teacher or become a consultant of some sort. This period of Mercury is all about communication as one feels like they need to write, blog, publicly speak, or simply go towards a sales and marketing direction. In this 17 year period the person will finally be able to enjoy life to the fullest. Most of the time a person will never have the worst time in a Mercury time period even if Mercury is debilitated because Mercury is that one planet that is able to adjust to any sign, conjunction or aspect. Mercury is a curious planet that will always enjoy exploring the sign it sits in. The person feels 41
young, youthful and many who run the dasa of Mercury and Rahu in older age get interested in face lifts, plastic surgeries and face creams. In the time period of Mercury, business and management become the forefront of a person's life. They are curious about money, management of money, budgeting and especially announcing things. Marketing and sales becomes a big part of the individual's personality. Even a professor will be interested in marketing him or herself in this period to grow their bank balance. Can Mercury give a hard time though, in its period? Yes, it can, but the person will still be able to adjust to the time. Ketu MD of 7 years: This is the MD that many worry about more than even Saturn. Why is this MD so feared? This is a time period of isolation, meditation, spirituality, interest in the occult, and exile from material wealth and relationships. Ketu is feared due to our own attachment to the Maya of Narayana. We are so attached to our relationships, wealth, and bank account that we have a hard time facing the truth that nothing we possess will last. Ketu simply shows us that. It shows us nothing is here forever except your own divine eternal soul. I do many consultations with people who are suddenly finding interest in astrology, yoga, meditation, and feel isolated from work and marriage, due to the MD of Ketu. Most who have Ketu in the 1st, 8th or 12th house also experience unusual psychic phenomenon through dreams and unusual situations. This is the period when one has to look within for everything, including wealth. The real wealth, as they say, lies within, and Ketu is the light that shows us that. One of the biggest misconceptions about Ketu MD is that it never gives wealth which is far from the truth. Ketu gives wealth, but that wealth doesn't effect the native's source of joy, happiness or ego. Most of the time they do not even care how much they make in this time period, but if Ketu is becoming part of a Raj or Dhan yoga then Ketu will give wealth. Ketu conjunct the kendra lord in 42
a kendra can give a sudden promotion. Ketu conjunct the 2nd, 5th, 9th or 11th lord in trikon houses will give wealth. But wealth and money is a far deeper subject that requires not just yogas but mathematical calculations of Ashtakavarga and Binashatakavarga. But if you want Ketu to give you health, wealth and joy then one must do meditation at least one hour a day in Ketu period. Venus MD of 20 years: Venus MD gets everyone excited, it's the planet of beauty, love and luxury. Venus is also the planet of arts, culture and cinema. In the 20 year period of Venus the native will feel extremely joyful, playful, and most of all passionate. Passion transforms into creativity. This is the time when even a tax accountant feels like they need to get a hobby of crafting and sowing. Venus is also the karaka of currency as in cash money. You will see many people leaning towards currency trading and cash business. The native would buy expensive items which are highly luxurious. Instead of buying a regular phone, the person would want the latest smart phone with all the accessories. If the native never wore brand name cloths or shoes then in the Venus MD they will be more inclined towards such items. Mainly its love and relationships that become important including what you're passionate about. This time period can be excellent if you have a passion in life and the same period can become torturous if you have no interest or no motivation in life. Venus is our devotion to someone or something, and if one is not at least devoted to God then life will feel empty. I have seen this too many times when people go through this period and feel null and lethargic. This is due to the fact that Venus is a princess and a princess wants to get things with ease and get things when she wants, how she wants. Venus periods feel like “Someone just get me a glass of water, I don't want to get up”. The periods of Venus that can bring hardship is when Venus is a "functional malefic" planet and is not in it's own sign or in a friendly alignment. But, even if Venus is a FM (Functional Malefic), it can suddenly give great results for you if you are either in the field of arts, culture, healing or hospitality.
You can't be doing work in IT if it's not your passion and you are only in it to get a raise, and get projects during Venus period. There is a simple motto for Venus MD, "Where energy flows, is where prosperity flows". Too many people are without interest and passion in life. That is due to the position of their Venus, and only in such cases the person is unmotivated, and not willing to do much to make things happen. Here is a trick, check for Venus' position in the D60 chart to truly find it's result, and remember to check for all yogas, cancelations, and avasthas in the D60 chart. Some small secrets I never discussed with people. Glancing at the D60 shows the real value of a planet.
Mahadashas Through the Houses: Whatever is written in this chapter is without the consideration that a planet in your particular horoscope or someone else's might be receiving malefic or benefic aspects, or might be conjunct malefic or benefic planets or in its placement in divisional charts which give the final determination of how the timing of the planet will be. But this chapter will give you a very good idea of the things the native will deal with on a foundational level.
The Sun Through the Houses: The Sun in the 1st house:
Sun MDs with the Sun in the 1st house will not only give results of the Sun in the 1st house, but also things of the 7th house will be influenced. Here the Sun period will make the native gain reorganization, feel extremely proud and egotistical, while also giving their father fame in the 6 year period. If the Sun is well placed here, not only the native but the father will also benefit during this time. Things related to health and self-image will become important but also the person may be inclined towards dominating their spouse, business partner and all the other people they come across. They will order others around and expect respect from the other people for their needful deed. This period can bring the native across other authoritative figures and can bring situations related to marriage if the period occurs between 18-42 years of age. Naturally the person finds interest towards politics, government and dealing in temples. Sun in the 2nd house:
This type of Solar period will bring attention to family affairs, assets, and the father's property. The native will try to take the authority over their family lineage and assets. The speech of the native will be very authoritative. They will suddenly command and demand things from family and their near and dear ones. The earning source for the native will also be affected as they will either take up the family business or will want to do business for the family. I have seen people become heads of banks and financial institutions during their prominent period when Sun MD operated. The Sun aspecting the 8th house shows that one will be discovering treasure, taking authority over joint assets with their spouse, and things related to the spouse's family will also become the main focus. Depending upon the Sun’s dignity it will either be a great time or a roller coaster. The Sun will also try to expose hidden assets, secrets, and dealings with tax issues. One's father will be interested in taking up life insurance during this time or may deal with wills & estates. The Sun in this position either brings honor from in-laws or one can be humiliated. Sun in the 3rd house: 47
In this MD of the Sun the person will be busy with the affairs of siblings, sales, marketing, and in putting more effort than before into their professional life. One will find this time period full of information and they will take the center stage to announce such information. But the Sun being the hot planet of ego also shows that one will try to dominate and rule over their younger siblings lives. They will also take a leadership role when it comes to team settings at work. There will be short distance travels for the native and their father if the father is still alive. One will find many friends in this period who will boost the native's ego. The Sun's aspect on the 9th house shows one will take an authoritative position over their father, or they will try to be the teacher themselves and eagerly want to preach to a crowd like a leader. They will find a great boost of the ego through higher education, or learning spiritual and philosophical knowledge. They will want to attain a head position in higher educational places for the ego boost. If the Sun is in a satwik sign the native will truly deserve to be a leader.
Sun in the 4th house:
Sun periods in the 4th house will bring sudden interest in politics, home, issues of the mother, and in dealing with father issues within the home. There will be great ego battles between the native and their father or mother. The person will always try to dominate their mother in this period and will try to gain access to parental property. This is going to be a period where the native will either shy away a lot from public life or they will be extremely popular with the people of their "homeland" only. In this period the native will be extremely interested in political affairs of the government including political affairs of the home. I have seen many get interested in wanting to become IAS, IPS and IIS officers. They may want to join the army or marines. The Sun aspecting the 10th house is what shows sudden interest in leadership areas of careers in government or the private sector. One will either take another authorities power at their work place or will leave their work place to be their own leader, but either way, one usually loves public service. The native's public persona will rise along with the reputation of their father. In the 6 year
period one will mainly be focused on being admired for their highly spiritual and philosophical leadership. Sun in the 5th house:
In this 6 year period of the Sun being activated in the 5th house, one will be mainly focused on children, if they have children, or on their students. They will find that they want to take leadership roles in a field of sports, political, or entertainment businesses. If one is in school they will find that their ego and confidence will develop more through what they learn and in expressing themselves creatively. The Sun here gives a strong interest in political science, history, and subjects like “green energy”. They take authority over children. If one tries to have a child in the Sun period they most likely get a son or a very dominating off-spring. The Sun's aspect on the 11th house shows that one will gain through their knowledge and they will dominate their network circles and elder siblings. They will also dominate their son or daughter in-law through their knowledge and charm. Through authorities and government one can increase their investments.
Sun in the 6th house:
In the MD of the Sun in the 6th house one is inclined towards public service and especially to authorities in government. This period of the Sun will show that one finds tremendous interest in serving the poor, helping the needy and dealing with illnesses of the father or themselves. They will finally tackle their enemies in this period and the solar brightness will expose who their enemies are. The person will suddenly find that their ego and pride comes from public service and serving humanity in general. The Sun's aspect on the 12th house shows that one wants to attain spiritual knowledge and enlightenment through their work. They want to do something that will fulfill them spirituality and not monetarily. The native also wants to travel to distant places for self fulfillment and for government purposes. Sun in the 7th house:
The Sun's period in the 7th house will mainly be focused on other people, marriage, partnerships, and ego battles that come up while interacting with other people. No matter what the sign placement is of the Sun here, one will always have heated battles with the opposition, their business partner, and spouse. This is mainly due to the fact that the Sun is setting at the time of your birth. The 7th house is the house of the setting Sun, and here the Sun is losing it's power and positive quality. What happens here is the person either shies away from public affairs or may have an ego battle with the public/masses. But one will always brighten the positive quality of their spouse due to the Sun's bright rays. The Sun's aspect on the ascendant shows one is trying to perfect their image in this MD through other people and their spouse. They love to overtake other people to make themselves look great. One is quite attentive to the health of the body and its look during this period and wants their image to be that of a king. A weak Sun will show that one relies on their external beauty and material wealth to develop their ego. Sun in the 8th house: 52
The Sun MD period will show undiscovered truths about their personality and their hidden enemies. Extensions of their self will be involved in secret projects, occult interests, and investigating hidden truths. There could be a discovery of treasure left by the father or government. This period brings great transformation into one’s personality, soul and ego. They either find their hidden ego and passion during this time or their father may try to hurt their ego and dig a 6 feet grave for it… this is why such people shy away from public life during this time. This is the time to look inwards and shine the inner light outwards. The solar aspect on the 2nd house shows that one will look to their family as a source of light, joy, and happiness. Family assets are also attained during this time period but mainly the person wants to experience the lighter side of life through their family which becomes the source of exterior image. One earns or throws away money given by the government or father depending upon the condition of the Sun in the birth and divisional charts. Sun in the 9th house:
The Sun's period of 6 years here will provide great benefit, luck and prosperity to the father. Great involvements of the father in one's spiritual and religious progress could occur. They may find themselves becoming an authoritative figure within their religious roots or government. There is great involvement with religious pilgrimages during this time with or without the father. Their rank in spiritual and educational fields increases while they find overall good times in all areas of life. One will also be curious about becoming a leader in common society or local society; or with becoming the head of some educational institution. The Sun's aspect on the 3rd house shows that one finds that it's their duty to preach and teach their younger siblings and friends. They want to give authoritative direction to other people by what they have learned in their life. Sun periods will show gaining kingship over information becomes important, as well as short distance travel. Sun in the 10th house:
Sun MDs in this house will show great interest in leadership positions in private or government sectors. One wants to be respected and admired by other "authorities". Their career brightens up and brings fame from all around the world, if not from the local community. The Sun being at its highest position here in the sky shows one's ego is well attained and doesn't have to be over powered to show its power. This is a natural leader who doesn't have to do too much to have the other know they are in charge. One finds great positive attention from the government if the Sun is nicely placed, and may also become executives at such times. In youthful years this can show great achievements in education and being the leader of their class. The Sun's aspect on the 4th house show sudden love for the homeland, military, mother, and childhood friends. They somehow overtake authority within their home and express great amounts of positive leadership skills. They also find that they have to solve political issues within the family or especially the mother's side. Sun in the 11th house:
Sun in the 11th house will show a period of great networking. One will be meeting and greeting lots of authoritative senior boss-like figures. They will be receiving recognition for their achievements if the native is working in government or working a business with the father. There are gains that can come in this period from the government; as in someone getting a huge tax return on previous taxes, or receiving a grant from the government. In such periods the father himself will get tremendous amounts of gain and prestige if the Sun is well placed in the horoscope. The Sun's aspect on the 5th house shows that this period will have them taking control of their children's lives or their own education. The Solar light brightens up the 5th house with its illuminating rays. The native takes an authoritative position on their education and fellow students, or one gets interested in politics. But what this aspect really shows is that father of the native will be greatly involved with one's educational decisions and creative self expression. Sun in the 12th house:
Sun in the 12th house will show in its MD the evolution of one's spiritual senses. Here the ego will be hurt and lost, and through this will discover its true self. This is known as a marna karka position of the Sun where the king goes to lose his kingship. This time period for the native will take them into isolation and towards discovering their soul which is without the jacket of ego. One finds themselves going to foreign places to discover who they are. The native will also be dealing with foreign government affairs including corporate executive affairs. The father of the native, if alive, will either taken foreign trips or may have to exile due to his own reputation. If the Sun is in a sattwic sign the native will pursue spiritual activities. The Sun's aspect on the 6th house shows one will want to serve others after knowing their ego is an illusion, the native wants to become a true leader for the unprivileged people. Their is a great need for public service and service to the higher lordship. But depending upon the Sun's sign condition one will expose their enemies through which a war may start, or the native will destroy enemies after shedding the light upon them. Since this is a marnakarka position of the Sun, the native may take a leadership
role in a malefic organization in a secretive manner. A well placed or exalted Sun will become a spiritual leader in foreign lands.
The Moon through the houses: Moon in the 1st house:
Moon MDs of 10 years here will make the native emotional towards their body, look and health. They will emotionally connect with their image into the world, but also the mother of the native will be involved in the health and wellbeing of the native to some level. If not the mother then a mother like figure. The mind now is focused on one’s own self-being and one's own health. The Moon being the karaka of the 4th house shows one will deal with things of the home and mother throughout the time period. But the Moon's sign placement is extremely important. The Moon really behaves like its sign placement. But here one simply wants to be a mother to everyone. The Moon aspecting the 7th house shows one wants to emotionally connect with everyone, including their spouse. Their mind feels balanced when they hang out with other people and have an emotional connection with anyone and everyone. At this time, having any kind of disagreements or emotional set backs will hinder the health of the native. Since the ascendant represents the head, the 10 years will be filled with emotional ups and downs due to integrating with other people. Moon in the 2nd house: 59
The Moon in the 2nd house will show that for 10 years the native will be emotionally connected to the family; whether its negative or positive will depend upon the condition of the Moon. They would especially want to engage with family members. The 10 years that the Moon is operating in the native will deal with collecting and hoarding resources rather than spending because a mother always saves for its young ones, so naturally one wants to hoard assets for security purposes. There is great interest in arts, culture, heritage, and wanting to connect with one's blood line. During this period one will have a soft speech pattern and will talk calmly. Emotions will charge the speech in this period. The Moon's aspect on the 8th house shows the mind is greatly interested in engaging in joint ventures with the spouse and other people and to gain through other people's money. The native also finds sudden interest in occult affairs, mysticism, and secrets of the government. Moon in the 3rd house:
The Moon's 10 year time period in the 3rd house will show that emotional communication will become the key focus. One will be extremely receptive to information, gathering information, distributing information, and to finding emotional connections through writing. There is an emotional need to connect with siblings, cousins and friends. There will also be a need to emotionally travel to different places and express one self through creativity. The mother during this time will also be traveling far away from home since the 3rd house is 12th from the 4th house, the house of mother. Lunar aspects on the 9th house show that there is also an emotional need to connect to long distance travel, spiritual gurus, and higher philosophical learning. One will find that they need to have an emotional relationship with their father and father figures. During this time one may be wanting to also have a child if they are the right age. The 9th house shows the 3rd house, but it's “bhavat bhavam” from the 5th house, so the need to have a child in general becomes clear. Moon in the 4th house: 61
The Moon in the 4th house shows an MD of great emotional need to connect with the mother and home, people of one’s home land, childhood friends, and dealing with issues of property and real estate. One will find that these 10 years will mainly be spent looking inwards into your own heart. One may even be introverted if the Moon is forming a kemdrum dosh. Women during this time have a great desire to become mothers or grandmothers. Issues related to the mother or a mother like figure becomes important. If one lives in foreign lands they will have a desire to go back to the home land to connect with everyone they left behind previously. The Moon here also aspects the 10th house and shows that working hard for the family is what drives one to strive. We want to be emotionally connected with people at work as they become part of our inner family outside. This also shows that interest in political affairs may suddenly arise. The mother may also feel like being a professional during this time or may go back to her professional job in the native's moon's period. Moon in the 5th house:
The Moon MD in the 5th house will bring about the child in us. We will be very playful and wanting to express ourselves creatively. Our mind is occupied by movies, education, sports, and drama. We feel the need to make life our stage and have ourselves as the main star. Moon periods may also give a legacy to a person through the mother. There is also a great chance of one having children during this period as the Moon represents motherhood and is sitting in the house of children. The mother during this time may become a grandmother as well since 5th house is children and the Moon is the mother. The Moon aspecting to the 11th house from the 5th house makes one emotionally want to connect with their friends and social network circle. Their hopes and wishes will also be more emotionally based, rather than practically based. The mind has too many wishes that it wants to be fulfilled and they will get fulfilled only if the Moon is very well placed. One will also worry about their investments and the gains from their investments as well. The native will also connect with the elder siblings in a good or bad way depending upon the moon. Moon in the 6th house: 63
The 10 year Moon MD will be about service, healing others, and nourishing others when it is in the 6th house. In Vedic Astrology the 6th house is the house related to obstacles, enemies, diseases, and suffering. In this period the mind will be attracted to dealing with suffering and diseases of other people. Giving one's emotions towards small animals, pets and poor people. Somehow the person feels like they need to serve the community and serve the ones who can't help themselves. The mother may get a job as a nurse or caregiver during the 10 year period of the Moon MD. The Moon's aspect on the 12th house shows that the mind will be emotionally attracted towards reaching spiritual enlightenment by serving others and helping others. “Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light.” ~ John Milton This quote is a perfect description of Moon in the 6th house. One's mind will fight the light by seeing the suffering of others. One will find salvation during these 10 years when they help others with their suffering. Sure, there can be disputes and arguments with the 64
mother if the Moon is badly placed, but one will realize their spiritual potential during this time. Moon in the 7th house:
The Moon in the 7th house will show growing emotional connections with the spouse, the idea of marriage, (as well as business), but mainly partnerships. You want to know other people and you want to attach yourself to other people. You want to know other people but also want to mother other people. You want to listen and serve people you may not know personally. The Moon in the 7th house aspects the 1st house. This aspect clearly shows that one will feel the need to emotionally connect with their own well being and health during this time. They will want to concentrate on themselves to feeling emotionally balanced at this time. Moon in the 8th house:
An 8th house Moon being activated for 10 years in its MD will show sudden emotional connections and a need to be aware of our own psychological makeup. Our deepest darkest desire becomes alive and we have a marked increase in curiosity to explore the unknown in this Universe. The mind is suddenly interested in what is not known to the self, what is not known to the ego and consciousness. The 8th house is the house of havoc and sudden events, the mind experiences great amounts of ups and downs during this time. But if the Moon is strongly placed, the up and downs become more stabilized because the mind is calm enough to understand that what is happening should not affect one. Anything related to the Moon can have a sudden transformation. I've seen people whose mother went from being a real estate broker to a yoga teacher during Moon MD since the mother is ruled by the Moon. The Moon's aspect on the 2nd house shows one will start to value secret information. One will be drawn to connect with family members after having a transformation. They will relate to their family in a different way then they did before. Their love, emotions, and needs will be much stronger and more intense during this time. 66
Moon in the 9th house:
In the MD of the Moon in the 9th house, this will bring about a great broadening of the mental horizon. One will experience the expansion of mind, body and soul. There will be long distance traveling and even the mother herself could travel to a far away land. One will be curious to know about other cultures and want to understand higher philosophies of life. One will come across motherly figures who will be highly educational and philosophical and one can even have experience with a feminine goddess. The Moon's aspect on the 3rd house shows that one will be emotionally attached to their friends, siblings, and will want to communicate with them regarding their higher experiences. They will feel the need to share the information with people they know and possibly through writing and teaching. Moon in the 10th house:
The Moon in the 10th house shows that for the 10 year Moon cycle the native will be emotionally drawn towards career and public life. One will be dedicated to providing service to people of the community or government, and to their overall well being. Opportunities related to milk, water, sailing, nursing, arts, nourishment, nursing homes, cooking, and hospitality will arrive in the native's life. There can also be professional achievements or a downward spiral for the mother and the native depending on the condition of the Moon. The Moon aspecting on the 4th house shows emotional needs to connect with the home and to nourish people within the home through work life. One will be able to feel balanced in mind by taking care of the people at home through professional achievements. This aspect will also bring strong desires for a political career and to serve the people of one’s homeland. The Moon being another karaka for government shows great interest towards local government affairs. Moon in the 11th house:
This is a great placement for the Moon to bring incredible amounts of wealth to the native if the Moon is well placed in the horoscope. The mind will get all its hopes and wishes fulfilled through some mother-related or self desires. This is where one will have great emotional connection with the elder sibling. Situations related to an elder sibling will come up or there will be invitations to many networking parties. The 11th house is also the house of professional achievements, and this shows one will be recognized for their work and customer service skills. The Moon's aspect on the 5th house shows that this time of 10 years will be either filled with games, fun, joy, happiness from children and students; or one of emotional frustration, and lack of concentration on studies and children. The Moon will try to find the loving connection with one's children or sports due to the desires the mind holds in the 11th house. This time period can surely bring a child into one's life; or there will be a lot of interaction with children of all ages. Moon in the 12th house:
The Moon in the 12th house will show that for 10 years one will feel extremely creative, spiritual, isolated, and will have a great emotional need to escape everyday life or the reality of life. If the Moon is in a movable sign then one is surely to either travel a lot in the 10 years or settle down parentally abroad. The mother, too, will travel a lot during this time. The mind will have a great need to be alone and be by itself. They may indulge in reading books, writing, doing spiritual retreats, or simply to just not do anything of a worldly function or quality. The 12th house is also hospitals, jails, asylums, monasteries, and spiritual sanctuary. The Moon aspecting to the 6th house shows that there is a great emotional need to connect with small animals, pets, non-profit organizations, solving disputes with enemies, or dealing with taking care of other people's illness and diseases.
Mercury through the houses:
Mercury in the 1st house:
Mercury’s period of 17 years in the first house will bring about a desire to attain higher education, learn a new skill, or wanting to mass communicate and teach. This period will also bring about many social opportunities including relationships as Mercury loves to mingle with other people when it aspects the 7th house of other people. The whole point of this dasha will be to improve one's communication, and to manage one's health, wealth and psyche. You will also be heavily influenced by either siblings, cousins or friends regarding all your major decisions. Mercury's 7th house aspect makes a person extremely curious about engaging into relationships, partnerships, and simply creating all kinds of relationships in their lives. Mercury is never exalted or debilitated, Mercury is always curious. This is one thing about Mercury people do not realize. Mercury is so curious that it enjoys being debilitated because it loves the experience. Mercury in the 2nd house:
Mercury in the 2nd house for 17 years brings about a major focus on managing one's own or one’s family's wealth and assets. There will be more opportunities to speak, talk and counsel people in your family. Since the second house shows family, wealth, and culture; the individual will be highly interested speaking, talking, and negotiating their way into increasing their wealth via family. There is interest towards writing, and even singing with such a Mercury. There is going to be great focus on managing debt as naturally Mercury rules the house of debt. The person also has a very youthful face during this period will do whatever they can to look youthful and young. If Mercury is being aspected by Mars or a hot planet then pimples and acne will also appear. Mercury in the 3rd house:
This period of Mercury in the 3rd house will be a very fun and enjoyable time if one has a passion for communication, writing, sales, traveling, marketing, or arts. This is the original house of Mercury, where he feels comfortable. There is an urge to find all types of information during this period. One is always becoming a part of gossip, chit chat, and having a communicative time with near and dear ones. This period of 17 years will force you to travel a lot locally and long distance, while also working with your hands in terms of writing and doing technical work. Your communication with siblings will be very verbal; whether of the negative or positive. For that we have to see the entire chart and influence of other planets on the 3rd house. For example, if Mercury, Mars, and Ketu are in the 3rd then one will curse a lot during this time, fight with their siblings, and always look to pick battles with others. This is also the house of athletes and one will surely be interested in playing sports and games during this time. Mercury's aspect on the 9th house will bring interest towards higher learning, reading books, philosophy, and perhaps forming a better bond with father and father-like figures. One will also come across astrologers and guides in their life. They will be very 73
curious about broadening their horizon by traveling to long distances. Mercury in the 4th house:
If Mercury is in the 4th house in a friendly sign they will feel very comfortable with improving communication within the home, and in dealing with business matters of home, property and land. This time the person's heart will want to connect with people they have lost contact with as the 4th house is our heart, love, and what makes us feel comfortable. Mercury doesn't always like being in the 4th house because its natural tendency is to communicate with masses of people rather than just folks inside of four walls. But at the same time, Mercury is a planet that adapts, adjusts and enjoys every scenario. In this period of time we can now say in 2016 that you will enjoy making connections from the privacy of your own home through social media networks. You will have great times meeting, talking and communicating with people from the privacy of your own home, rather than to go out in the world and try to find people who are alike.
Mercury's aspect on the 10th house shows one will improve their situation at home and manage things better at home by improving their social structure in the world. Mercury will be dealing with many people professionally, but such dealings would happen behind closed doors and in privacy. Even though Mercury sits in the 4th house, he is always looking outside the window and talking to people passing by on the street. Mercury keeps his ear on what is happening outside but enjoys the comforts of home. Mercury in the 5th house:
Mercury in the 5th house will bring great passion and enjoyment towards speculative business, stock markets, learning, teaching, and having many romantic experiences. This Mercury loves to write in a creative form such as movie scripts, poems, and songs. This 17 year period will bring many creative interests in a person's life. Even investments are a creative process which not only require study and analysis (which Mercury also represents), but also to use the creative wits to foresee the rise and fall of a stock. The person will also be curious about being informed on political agendas of the country they live in; including interest towards learning mantras, astrology, and numerology. If single or just 75
wanting to mingle, one will find themselves having many romantic or flirtatious encounters with the opposite or same sex. In adult or mature stages such a person will make sure their children are well fed with knowledge, information and participating in fun games. From this point Mercury aspects the 11th house which shows one has a lot of desires they want to fulfill. There is certainly more interest towards increasing ones network circle and engaging and connecting with an elder sibling. There can also be gaining through one's uncle from the father's side. If Mercury is a lord of a good house in the horoscope then the individual will gain quite a bit in speculative business. Mercury in the 6th house:
Mercury's 6th house position will have a person managing and dealing with debts of society or oneself. They will become more practical about their work and communication as well as become more political, social, and like a voice for underprivileged people. There will be lot of interaction and communication with servants and everyday folks just making a living. The person will 76
communicate the least in this house as the mental side of Mercury is used more than the communicative side. There is eagerness to learn about improving health and diet. During youth the person will be interested in diet and nutrition studies or studies related to the nervous system. This is the best place, where Mercury acts at his highest form and becomes a great manager and supervisor. Mercury aspecting the 12th house shows their service to others will encourage them to enterprise in foreign lands. For 17 years Mercury will have a person bound by a routine of everyday thinking, analysis, and management, which will also lead Mercury to run towards exile to find peace in an isolated foreign place. Mercury in the 7th house:
Mercury for 17 years here will have you deal with finding diplomacy in relationships, marriage, and business partnerships. The whole focus will be towards spouse, business, and making large amounts of network connections. This is the time when the person will come across many many strangers. As an example, a sales person comes across hundreds of people in a single day to 77
make connections with; v.s. someone who might be doing administrative work in a cubical. This period always tends to make a person engage in trade. Mercury loves doing negotiations, trades and business and this is the perfect house to do such activities for 17 years. If Mercury is not supported by a solid planet like Saturn, Jupiter, or Mars, then one will also be very flirtatious and could have many affairs if the dignity of Mercury is not well placed. Mercury aspecting the ascendant shows the person will go towards self-improvement through communication, relationships and business. They will find themselves learning more and attaining more information when meeting new people. The person's appearance will become more youthful during this time or will try their best to look young via health, diet, or plastic surgery. Mercury in the 8th house:
The 17 year period of Mercury will bring great interest and curiosity towards the occult, mysticism, and understanding not only the darker side of life but also one's own psychological baggage. One's own sibling may be either doing research study in science, be a detective in the police department, be in a tax office, 78
or one may not have siblings if 3rd and 11th lord are also influenced by malefic planets. This period brings about communication in secrecy, discovering hidden information, and always keeping it quiet about what the native communicates. Secrets are kept safe with such a person especially when Mercury is active. There will be attainment of family secrets, letters and gossip as well. This is a placement where Mercury feels like the phoenix bird, no matter how tuff the situation it always tends to rise out of it through communication, network circles and attaining hidden knowledge. Mercury aspecting the 2nd house shows one will be secretly trying to attain family assets and wealth, and keeping themselves informed about their in-laws and spouse's family affairs. There will also be interest in managing family finances and debts. One will also attain property during this time as the 8th lord’s MD, or a planet in the 8th house brings about gains of property, because its the 5th from the 4th house. Mercury in the 9th house:
Mercury in the 9th will bring about great luck through higher education, sudden interest in traveling, religion, and philosophy may intensify one's analytical mind. Tremendous amounts of communication with the father, father like figures, or gurus. One will also become a preacher or teacher themselves during this time. This is the time to learn about higher values and to be curious about theological inquiries with everyone you meet. There is a need to publish literary work and to be heard across a distance. The native will engage in learning about the law, religion, and philosophy on a personal basis. The native's siblings will be traveling to long distances and the native themselves will travel quite a bit for learning experiences. Mercury aspects the 3rd house, so there is a great need to communicate with near and dear ones regarding what the native is learning. They are eager to write and share their higher knowledge with others, especially their siblings. Mercury in the 10th house:
Mercury in the 10th house makes for an excellent manager and professional communicator. These folks love to communicate like a Politician or a corporate PR professional. There communication during these 17 years will always be about how to gain status in career and society. Each sentence and syllable will be devoted towards improving one's condition and climbing the latter of success. Most of the time this period yields a position in management, teaching, communication, marketing, or law. Mercury loves to showcase his communicative and literary ability and the person is inclined towards a career where such things can happen. Mercury aspecting the 4th house will also transform the native's communication towards family and home. They will be more focused, disciplined, and practical in handling the matters of the home. There is also a curiosity towards bringing professional people and that life into a home environment. You will be more inclined towards inviting your co-workers and bosses to home for a conversation, compared with any other time in your life. Mercury in the 11th house:
This 17 year period of a person's life will be spent in networking, collaborating, and making connections for improving one's business knowledge, circumstances, and using their mental capacity to fulfill their wishes and desires. There will be business dealings done with the elder siblings that will benefit the native's children. There will be a major focus on communicating in a large organization or corporation; or perhaps becoming a marketing professional or sales manager. The communicative pattern of a person will always be in regards to making social friendships. They will have more enthusiasm towards arranging parties and events where they can increase the phone numbers and email addresses in their contact app. If a person has kemdrum dosh, or Mercury is debilitated, Mercury will simply love to be part of an organization where there skills can be utilized from behind the scenes in written form. There is much more appreciation for the market place and financial institution. Mercury's aspect to the 5th house shows one's desire and networking will lead to romantic encounters with many, fulfilling desires of their children, attaining connections to help in speculative business, and to increasing their education. There will be a need to have more fun and games in the life of the native. One may also do business dealings with the spouse of the elder sibling.
Mercury in the 12th house:
When Mercury MD runs from the 12th house the native will experience travel to foreign lands due to education, work conferences, and business dealings. One's communication will become very private or will only occur amongst people of foreign lands. The native will find themselves retreating to an isolated place to express themselves communicatively. This also shows a natural born writer. A write needs to be isolated to communicate with the entire world and this is the perfect position for such ventures. Skills of hands will be used in places like scientific laboratories, hospitals, asylums, jails, and any place that is isolated from rest of the world. One's analytical mind works best when left alone or it only works through divine creative imagination. There are many opportunities to seek bed pleasures or become part of a spiritual organization. Mercury's aspect on the 6th house shows one wants an everyday routine of writing, speaking, and blogging for their everyday living. They also want to be a voice for social welfare and social 83
reform from behind the scenes. They want to help pets, small animals, or manage other people's debt. This aspect can make a great accountant as working with numbers and crunching numbers happens from behind the scenes. The job of an accountant is to be the invisible financial force in a business.
Venus through the houses: Venus in the 1st house:
With Venus in the 1st house, for 20 years the native will concentrate on their appearance, body, status, finding admiration from others, and wanting to look beautiful. They also look for appreciation of others as the Venus nature is now becoming part of the native's nature. Relationships, encounters with many women for both men and women is expected; this does not mean they will all be sexual, it simply means more interaction with women or feminine personalities. Being the natural karaka of luxury, wealth and arts, the native indulges in activities where they will seek immense pleasure through material wealth and relationships. If Venus is well placed as in exalted, in own sign, in Pushkara Navamsa, or Pushakra baga, or even Vargottama, the native will attract people to themselves along with wealth. Venus can be debilitated and one will find success if Venus is at 28th degree of its debilitation. Debilitated Venus may bring some hard times in 85
relationships but will give great authentic love for arts, media, creativity, and the performing arts. Venus aspecting the 7th house brings a love nature towards meeting other people and strangers with whom the native can have a harmonious relationship with; which may even lead to sexual encounters. The 7th house is a mirror of ourselves and shows one will only seek things related to Venus's condition, a good Venus will make the native seek beautiful, compassionate, and balanced people. In bad condition one will be attracted to harsh, rude, extra sexual and rude personalities. There was a saying back in my days when seeking advice of my peers and seniors, "Women are attached to assholes and men are attached to Bi***es". When our values, which is Venus, are in bad condition, we will seek those types of conditions to feel balanced. Venus in the 2nd house:
Venus in the second house for 20 years will bring great love of being near the family, enjoying family assets, wealth, food, and love. There will be a great need to indulge in eating sweets, wine, collecting art, or earning money through art, art galleries or 86
singing. The native's voice is very soft and smooth if Venus is not being aspected or conjunct a malefic. Money and wealth may come fairly easy if the rest of the circumstances are met correctly. The earning of the native will mainly be through currency, art, pleasure, leisure, food, or media. They will need to have a sense of comfort and love from the family more during this 20 year period. Your spouse during this period will also be more attached to your family than her or his own. Wealth through the spouse is also seen if one is married on time or goes through the dasha of Venus in their young adulthood. Venus aspecting on the 8th house will bring harmony and lovable relationships with in-laws and a sense of comfort in their company. There is a secret tendency to enjoy and receive other people's wealth, and interest hunts for buried treasure. If Venus's dignity is damaged one might have secret affairs with someone in the spouse's family or be addicted to secret sexual affairs. Venus also brings passion towards understanding deeper truths about life than just material gains. The second half of Venus's dasha will bring interest in the occult. Why the last 10 years? Because Venus's aspect will take time to be activated and be realized by the native.
Venus in the 3rd house:
Venus in the 3rd house will surely make the native follow a creative direction in life for these 20 years. This is the house of Venus's friend Mercury, where Venus finds a playground to play in. Natives will enjoy and will have passion towards media, performing arts, writing, journalism, marketing, PR work, traveling, and healing people; healing because the 3rd house is the 8th from the 8th, which shows dealing with emergencies of people. Relationships for a single person may feel like a train station where one person gets on and the other gets off. Relationships become frequent before marriage. As mentioned above, the 3rd is the 8th from the 8th which shows a sudden stop and go quality to Venus's energy, just like a train at a train station. The native in their youth or young age may be gifted with a little sister who will increase the native's wealth and bring a beautiful wife as the karaka of the 7th house is 9th from itself. Therefore the activation of good luck in life will occur through a younger sister or if the native treats a girl like his or her younger sister. 88
Venus aspecting the 9th shows one will take great long distance trips for pleasure, work, and anthropology reasons. One finds great passion and love for study, observing, and interacting with people of different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. The native will broaden their horizon during this time about ethnic views of the world. There will be great love and comfort given from the father if Venus is positively placed in the chart. Higher learning may involve arts, study of sperm, DNA, and women. Venus in the 4th house:
This is one of the best positions for Venus to give great results. Venus gets full directional strength in the 4th house because it loves being in a beautiful homely environment where it can express herself through her creative output. The 20 year period of Venus will try to give comfort to its maximum by giving love and compassion from the mother, family members, cars, fixed assets such as houses, and most of all peace of mind. Even if Venus is debilitated in the 4th house, one will still be able to attain the material pleasures of life because a debilitated planet in a kendra
always acts stronger than other placements. The planet has the will to come out of its debilitation in due time. Venus’s aspect to the 10th house shows one will seek creative output in career and will be engaged in improving the career by bringing the zeal of creativity. Venus will give pleasure and a pleasant environment at work and the native might work with a majority of women, unless the 10th house is being impacted by more masculine planets. Venus however will also show desertification from doing mundane work or work which is dry and uncreative. Such natives will seek to do their own business or look for work opportunities in a more creative and friendly environment. Venus in the 5th house:
This position of Venus is all about creative self expression. This period of Venus will feel like a romantic novel; with all the spicy, juicy, and dry characters coming in and making the masterpiece. This is the placement that will force the native to learn through creative output and visual images. The most logical of people 90
surrender to the artistic side of this process. There is much happiness and wealth driven from birth of children, especially girls. One will be an excellent salesman, performer, and gambler. There is a pleasure that comes from taking risks but Venus is a planet of pleasure, the native will only risk for pleasure, not for kicks and winning. Venus aspecting the 11th shows passion and interest towards increasing friends, social network circles, and seeking pleasure and romantic encounters through meeting new folks. Venus looks to fulfill her hopes, wishes and desires by her creativity which the 11th house is. This period will be all about social events, whether they are fun, spiritual, business oriented, creative, or about being part of a large organization. Venus in the 6th house:
Venus in the 6th house for 20 years will show desire to give compassion and love to those who are underprivileged, wanting to make friends out of enemies, and having an everyday routine where the artistry of Venus is felt; but that isn't easy. Take a princess from her room and put her in the middle of a war zone; 91
she will rather run to a safe place for protection than pick up a weapon. The princess will realize this is her duty now for 20 years, so instead of shooting someone, she will be helping the wounded and giving all her love to them. This is how this placement feels. This type of placement of Venus produces some of the best artists because there art and creativity reflects the struggle of everyday man. Once the person finds the beauty in the gutter, like the Lotus flower, life will begin to flourish. Lord Krishna had Venus in the 6th house and during the big war of Mahabharata he made a tale out of his conversation with Arjun which is known as the Bhagavad Gita. Even though this book is not written by him, it shows the creative ways of Krishna and his role in the war while also making roses out of cactus. This is the house of disputes, fights, enemies, and sickness. Venus here will find happiness if it treats others with such problems rather than running away. Venus being the karaka of vehicles can also show bumps and scratches no matter how good or bad Venus is. The 6th house being the natural house of accidents can bring accidents if Venus has bad dignity. Venus aspecting the 12th house shows the princess's mission is to find enlightenment, peace, and isolation after the war. One sees the ugliness of war, crime, and struggle, and only hopes for peace. This 20 year period of Venus will enable a person to find passion and beauty in foreign places and ashrams.
Venus in the 7th house:
Venus in the 7th house will bring a main focus on marriage, partnerships, business and dealing with masses of people. Venus is the karaka of the 7th house and although most astrologers would say it's a bad placement for Venus I beg to differ. In Vedic Astrology if the karaka (significator) of the house sits in the same house it is bad for the planet. I have hardly ever found this to be true unless there were malefic aspects on Venus and Venus were badly placed in divisional charts. This is Venus' own original house, this is where Venus is most comfortable. This period of Venus is best suited for business and managing the ins-&-outs of marriage and partnership. There is a harmony in the life of the native.
Venus aspect on the ascendant will make the person improve their lives by spending more time with their spouse and relationships of all kinds; or simply doing business. The more the native meets new and creative people, the more the native will improve their own outlook on life, will feel beautiful and will be willing to express themselves in arts, creativity, and charm. Venus in the 8th house:
Venus in the 8th house will give great wealth through joint assets for this 20 year period. The spouse and their family will be the greatest support for the native financially. Venus loves being in the 8th house as it finds passion in treasure hunting, whether its actual treasure or treasures of information, knowledge, or sexual encounters. Venus is also aroused by secret affairs. During this period the native will find passion in the occult, the mystical, and somehow their interest may turn towards death and rebirth. There is a deep dark way of expressing one's creative side. Any art, performing art, painting, or act of expression and creativity they make will have death as a major theme point. This is the position of Venus which leaves a legacy in life, meaning people will remember you after you're gone. In the 20 year period the native 94
will build their life in such a way that their life will be celebrated even after their passing. Venus in the 8th house, ruling the 8th house or connected with the 8th lord or Saturn can always show a legacy. There will be many secret meetings with women or the opposite sex. If Venus is not in its highest dignity then the native will surely have affairs, but a good Venus will bring about secret meetings but without the affairs. This period shows that the native will retreat into a small hole through which they want to see the world. Relationship wise one may suffer great heart breaks but it will bring about equal amounts of creative force which can make the person rise like the Phoenix. No matter how good Venus is here, the car of the native will always seem to find some scratch or small bump. Venus aspecting on the 2nd house shows natural passion for vocal skills, poetry and being close to the family. One always finds family ties and family to be a helping hand in dark times. There is a strong chance of receiving inherences either by ones’ blood family or the spouse's family. Venus in the 9th house:
Venus in the 9th house for 20 years will be a time of expansion of one's own ability to see the world with their own eyes. The native will travel extensively to foreign and distant lands to experience culture, religion, and to expand the ideology that has been embedded in the native. Venus loves the 9th house because it allows Venus to extend its love energy towards a higher cause. This period will bring great optimism for pleasure, love, relationships, and passion for knowledge. Regardless of what the subject is the native will find their passion in it. The native will be more interested in meeting someone of a different cultural and ethnic background than someone of their own culture. Exalted Venus will make the person a devote of God, especially Krishna. This period of 20 years will be all about learning. There will be natural attraction towards older, wiser, and mature people for romantic encounters. Venus’s aspect on the 3rd house shows that for 20 years the native will have a great interest and love towards writing, teaching and marketing the word of God and religion to others. There will be great interest in interacting with siblings and cousins regarding their travels and gaining of knowledge.
Venus in the 10th house:
This is a placement where for 20 years the person can reign in a field of arts, media, fashion and currency. Venus loves the open space where everyone can notice her brightness. The native willfully looks for opportunities for center stage and is appreciated by many for their sensual and serene personality. This period of Venus will provide either great collaborations or great disputes with women in a professional setting, depending upon how Venus is. Naturally this person wants to do business and work that is related to Venus. These folks are not power hungry, but they have passion for rising in the ranks. Passion does not equal to obsession. They do not mind taking a second place but they are passionate about each step of the ladder they step on which makes them the ultimate candidate for the highest office. They are attracted to professional encounters which may turn romantic and erotic. The native loves a professional looking partner.
Venus aspecting the 4th house will show great love for taking care of family members through their professional life and connections. They seek the comfort of a beautiful home by chasing their passion for career. They love mixing home life with professional life. They will bring work home, invite co-workers, and seek a social environment from the privacy of their own space. Venus in the 11th house:
This Venus MD for 20 years will try its best to fulfill the natives hopes, wishes, and desires. There will be sudden increases of network circles professionally and on a personal basis. Mostly the native will be coming across women and organizations that have women as leaders. This period of Venus grows better with each day as this is the best of the upachaya houses (houses that grow better with time). There will be romantic encounters popping up through large organizations, meetings, and mingling. Venus will help the native be recognized and achieve awards in fields related to Venus. The native will gain immensely through their spouse in Venus MD as the karaka of the 7th house is in the 11th house. All the sexual desires of the native will be fulfilled through many women. The elder sibling will be of a great help in fulfilling the 98
native's desire and even helping them to meet their spouse (for a male native mainly). Venus giving its aspect to the 5th shows tremendous interests in professional romances with many. Desire for children is the major part of their desire and education of the native will most likely be in business management, event management, or arts. The native will be able to express themselves creatively through the help of their large network circles. Venus in the 12th house:
If there is one word for the desires of this 20 year period of Venus it is "Devotion". The native will be devoted to a higher spiritual entity and will passionately surrender themselves to a spiritual deity. There is an illogical and abstract vision of the spouse and soul mate. This native in such a period is looking for a mate that they will never meet due to their high expectation. There will be lots of foreign travel due to arts, creativity, or spouse and female related issues. This can either make a native seek too much of bed pleasure or seek too much of spiritual pleasure. There is this side to the native that is attracted to unusual substances like LSD, 99
marijuana, or anything that can help the native elevate to the higher dimension and astral plain. Their dreams are extremely pleasant, romantic, or sexual during this period. The natural imagination of the native will suddenly flourish and they will seek work and careers that keep them isolated from the rest of the mundane world. Passion for yoga, meditation, and psychics will be very evident. Venus aspecting the 6th shows great passion and love for small animals, pets, the sick, and underprivileged. This MD of 20 years may even attract the native to fall in love with their servant or coworker. One will try to seek spiritual enlightenment by helping those who also seek such a path.
Mars through the Houses: Mars in the 1st house:
Mars MD in the 1st house will bring about a whole new set of confidence, macho attitude, competitive spirit, and willingness to conquer goals during this 7 year period. These 7 years will show the native is thirsty for competition and wants to fight for his or her right to exist in this world. There will be competition and challenges coming to the native due to the activated energy of Mars. It's like a bright light attracting flies; in such times many athletes thrive and receive awards and championships. If you have a male sibling, they will have the main dominance in your life in terms of social and personal achievements. If you don't then your male friends will be the focus of this MD. In youth the native will engage in sports and fighting competitions and will have too much
testosterone flowing in the body. If afflicted in the horoscope it can bring cuts through sharp objects, weapons, or an enemy. Mars giving its 4th house aspect on the 4th house shows sudden dominance upon fixed assets, home, and conflict with the mother. At the right age the native may buy a property or piece of land, but mainly they will take control of the home and will act like a general. Mars aspecting the 7th house will show no time for negotiation or working together in a partnership unless they dominate the partnership by 80%. The native will not want to compromise in a relationship, they will simply look to dominate it. This is the true nature of Mars. The 8th aspect of Mars will show fear towards health, living a healthy life style, and to finding the hidden agenda of people and hidden enemies if there are any. The native will look to transform their life by leading a healthy life style, but they will also look to transform their in-laws and spouse's family (if married) by their dominating/aggressive nature. Mars in the 2nd house:
Mars in the 2nd house will for 7 years bring domination over family assets, money, and wealth. The native will have energy in 102
their flow of money. The money will come and be spent in various necessities of life. This period will make the native hoard things like a solider for a rainy day. The native will invest, build, and protect the family by spending money. There could be conflict in the family over assets and land. The brother of the native will be either a help or a hurdle in attaining more money and wealth. Whether the native is a peaceful person or not, with this activated Mars, the native will get agitated and aggressive and have a short fuse. Mars aspecting the 5th house will show control over children as well as aggressive behavior towards educational and entertainment pursuits. Many changes of short but energetic romantic encounters. The sexual appetite of the native will be on alert and looking for prey, especially with the aspect to the 8th house of sexual secrets. The native will not compromise with others and their wealth, they will simply want to be the leader of other's assets, and perhaps show aggressive behavior in sexual encounters, in-laws, and in wanting to attain the spouse's wealth. The native doesn't want to compromise with anyone and will rush towards exposing the hidden enemies. Mars's 8th aspect on the 9th house shows no respect for the father, gurus, or elders who do not share the same view points as the native. There is going to be a need to transform the way the native feels about their lessons learned in life and they will take a new macho approach to learning wisdom on their own.
Mars in the 3rd house:
The 7 year cycle of Mars in the 3rd can either bring great jolts or great deflations to one's courage and strength. Mars being the karaka of the 3rd house shows one will be extremely competitive, driven, and fight their way to success. Regardless of the age, the native will take on some new skill-set involving the hands; whether technical, sporty, or artsy. They will be passionate about mastering it. There will be great energetic interactions with siblings, friends, and family members; which would spark spontaneous short trips for leisure and fun. Its a great time to get in shape and achieve physical goals as Mars pumps more blood to the muscles when activated. There is a need for speed when traveling as well. An interest in agriculture will also arise if the native grew up in farmlands. Depending upon how Mars is placed in the 3rd house; one will either gain or lose through brothers. Mars being aspected by malefics can make someone a criminal, robber, and a chronic bar fighter. Mars giving its 4th aspect on the 6th house shows some agility to conquer enemies, as well as love for competition, competitive 104
sports, and career activities. One will want to dominate and control their enemies, debts, and obstacles. There is a love/hate relationship with facing problems. On one hand, competition and enemies will excite them; on the other hand they will want to win the war as soon as possible and get rid of the problem. Mars aspecting the 9th house will show a non-negotiable attitude towards the father, gurus, and teachers. The native will create a type of relationship where their own philosophy and view of the world is accepted by their seniors. Such a period of Mars will bring aggression and arguments with the father. Mars's 8th aspect on the 10th house shows a need to destroy and transform their career, work and, colleagues. There will be great battles at work with co-workers and bosses which will lead the native to walk away from work or get fired. Such people make better businessmen and self-employed people than workers. During this time they would make a better soldier or police officer than they would a corporate slave. Mars in the 4th house:
This period of Mars can bring conflict and fights at home or with the mother or motherland. It can also bring gains of land and 105
property through family ties or self-will. The major period will have the native focus on their assets and values at home along with their professional life. There will be a need to protect the home and many will either install security systems at home or hire guards if wealthy enough. Mars brings this natural paranoia about enemies. The happiness of the native during this time comes from acquiring land, property, and fixed assets. One may have to fight for their homeland via government work, as a solider or police officer, if the chart shows civil service. Mars throwing its aspect on the 7th house shows that the 7 year period of Mars will aim towards controlling the spouse, conquering the heart of the spouse, and having a passionate relationship with them. The aspect of Mars on the 10th house shows them dominating the professional world, including the people they work with. The native has a nature towards being a folk hero at work and being easily agitated by co-workers who do not follow their directions. Mars’s aspect to the 11th house with his 8th aspect shows one to be finding a great deal of ups and downs with friends and network circles. One will always have secret enemies amongst their friends. One will be transformed by their friends, or will transform their friends with their dominating war-like nature.
Mars in the 5th house:
Mars MD in the 5th house shows energy moving towards creative self expression, making children competitive, and fighting for one's right to education. This period of the native's life will be full of fun and joy in competitive sports and education. They will feel like they must be the winner in all types of examinations and tests. If you have children you will find yourself driving your children to be more competitive and putting them into competitive activities. There will be flair and sparks while dealing with children as one side will seek power for control; and the other, power for freedom. The native will be more aggressive towards sports betting, stock markets, and speculative business. If Mars is in the air signs or the fire sign of Leo, they will be attracted towards performing arts and creative writing. Mars’s 4th aspect on the 8th house shows the need to understand their psychological self and to have self-control over their will. They must conquer their fears during this time, which makes them 107
fearless in competition. One is eager to face the unknown challenges of the 8th house. Mars aspecting the 11th house shows a hard time maintaining relationships with friends and social network circles, if it requires compromise. They are wanting to conquer their hopes, desires and wishes at all costs. Mars’s 8th aspect on the 12th house shows power struggles with the grand mother from father’s side, or with the family of the father. One will have psychological transformations through spiritual activities and will have many hurdles to overcome with foreigners. The native has a hard time controlling their spiritual progress or the people they come across in monasteries. Mars in the 6th house:
This period of Mars will either give great victory or great defeat. Mars being a natural malefic, loves being in the 6th house, which is a war-zone. It loves to battle and defeat the enemy; in today's context we can say the person would defeat their business competition or sports competition. The native would show aggressive and winning behavior for 7 years more so than any other time. This can also indicate that the person will come across 108
a wrong crowd if Mars is not well placed by sign. Even if exalted, the native still can comfort the bad crowd, as a police officer does on a daily basis. Mars's 4th aspect on the 9th house shows that during this 7 year period the native will try to conquer higher education. They may try to win over their father and teachers, or try to win over their sister/brother in-law. The 7th aspect of Mars to the 12th house will show the need to dominate in bed pleasures and sexual activities. There could be addictions to fighting, in controlling their patience, or issues with inmates in jails/hospitals. Mars's 8th aspect on the ascendant can show bodily harm to the physical body, via fights, accidents, cuts, bruises, or winning wars with enemies but still being bruised. The native will be fired up to transform themselves into a fighter or a dominating manager. Mars in the 7th house:
A Mars mahadasha in the 7th house will show great energy and devotion to marriage, the spouse, business partnerships, and relationships with people in general; depending upon how strong 109
Mars is by the sign and avashta its in. Mars shows one's energy towards dealing with relationships and partners will have a great quality of fire and domination to it. Mars will make the native completely non-negotiable. They will want to do what they believe in and will not follow in a relationship. Business-wise, this can be a time to aggressively push for deals and make business ventures happen. If Mars is debilitated or in an enemy sign this will surely produce fights between the spouse or business partners. Mars aspecting the 10th house will speak to the career and conquering the career with great domination. One will fight to either restore or retain their reputation in a public domain. Mars aspecting the ascendant shows the nature of the native will heavily be dominated by others. At times it can bring great aggressiveness, anger, and agitation by others. Mars throwing its 8th aspect on the 2nd house will show that one can lose family wealth by their anger and dominating nature. One will also try to control everything in the family due to fear of losing their assets; which usually backfires unless Mars is in the sign of Aries in the 7th house. Mars in the 8th house:
This 7 year period of Mars will be the ultimate test that Mars is put through to see his will, strength, and courage develop. Mars loves challenges and this is that one place where Mars finds Goliath. This is the ultimate combat he will have and Mars is always ready for such a challenge. This is the period where the native will be put to the test; to go through the maze and find the door. This period will make the native strong enough to find their hidden enemies and to face the ups and downs that coming around each corner brings. If one is a healer, then Mars will be the best surgeon and healer and will do whatever it takes to revive prana (life). Such people actually have the power to heal. Mars may sound like a planet of fights, wars, and disputes; but he knows what it takes to save lives on the battlefield. Mars will dominate joint assets, and their in-laws or spouse’s family will not intimidate them. This is the time that one can even have surgery themselves. Sexual energy will be alive and kicking and one will need to have sexual stimulation constantly to balance such energy. Mars's 4th aspect on the 11th house will show one will do whatever it takes to attain gains and their desires; even if it requires secret dealings, sexual favors, or even to commit crimes which are fatal. Yes, there are thugs, murders, gangsters, and all kinds of people including you. This doesn't mean you are them. Each planet has its own dignity and condition in the chart that will either make them do good or bad deeds. Mars giving its 7th aspect on the 2nd house will show secret wars waged involving family assets and money. One will try to conquer wealth issues with any means necessary. Mars's 8th aspect on the 3rd will show one being focused on either transforming or destroying one's siblings, close family, or friends. They will try to manipulate the situation in their favor by changing the outlook of the third house. There will be lots of secretive information being collected on near and dear ones, or one will perhaps find their strength in attaining information.
Mars in the 9th house:
This 7 year MD of Mars will produce a time when the native will have to take charge of their lady luck and push forward with their will to win the battle of education and higher learning. This will be the time when the person will be overly competitive about achieving their goals and fighting for what they believe in. They will push forward their agenda and beliefs in order to make a difference in the world. The father will be feeling too aggressive during this time which will create a rift between him and the native. One will also be debating their professors and teachers more than usual. Whatever they want to teach and preach will occur with aggression and assertiveness. Mars is fire and one can burn bridges with authorities figures in educational fields if Mars is debilitated. An exalted Mars will be a devoted, hard working, and disciplined student or preacher. Mars casting its aspect on the 12th house shows one will force themselves to seek bed pleasures through attaining power and 112
authority as a guide, priest, or teacher. This can be a good and bad measurement from the human perspective. Such positions are the reason why you hear about priests molesting boy and girls in their life. But this also shows one will attract sexual pleasure due to their discipline of knowledge, like when students get attracted to their professor. Or a person on a date being attracted to the native due to their knowledge might occur; but Mars also shows one wanting to attain spiritual knowledge and enlightenment through discipline. Mars aspecting the 3rd house shows them dominating the information age and seeking to teach siblings, family, and people local to them. They want to come out as the go-to person for advice. Mars giving its 8th aspect on the 4th house shows major quarrels with the mother and within the home due, to their religious beliefs or educational level. Perhaps they will either choose something against the wishes of their mother to learn and follow; or having more knowledge may empower them to dominate the home environment. Mars in the 10th house:
This 7 year MD period of Mars can bring great victory in career, and in climbing the ranks at work, military, or government. If Mars is debilitated, the person will force their way into higher ranks by either cheating or threatening…but Mars may still get his way during this time. The King of the jungle is now in the jungle, fighting off all types of enemies, which is how Mars thrives and receives his strength. If Mars is debilitated, one may be dishonorably discharged from the army unless there is a “neechabanga” raj yoga. In the real world one may lose their job due to power struggles with authorites. But in business, however, a debilitated Mars will make enormous money. This is the time when the public will see the heroism of the native. You will feel more powerful than before as well as more aggressive than before about achieving your professional goals. Mars aspecting the ascendant indicates a complete focus on professional improvement. It awakens a new drive to be much more competitive and aggressive than before. The personality becomes cut-throat and a straight shooter. They can no longer tolerate people who beat around the bush, including their own self. Mars aspecting the 4th house shows things at home will be imbalanced, and power struggles will not bring peace into the home unless Mars is in good dignity. Mars’s 8th aspect on the 5th house shows complete domination over children, to a point where children will rebel against the native. But one will be transforming themselves and showing their creative side in the professional arena. This time the native will also enjoy playing games, sports, and wrestling events.
Mars in the 11th house:
This 7 year MD of Mars in the 11th shows energy will be spent in wanting to be recognized for hard work and aggressively pursuing new network circles as well as professional contacts. There is a need to take command in large organizations. There will be many dealings with elder siblings or there would be many quarrels with them. If Mars is badly placed then one's own social network circle and friends will turn against them. There is a greater need to take command for social welfare and social reform since the 11th house is the 6th from the 6th. There will be a need to beat competition in a corporate organization or banking sector. Mars aspecting the 2nd house shows a drive for accumulating wealth, money, and family assets. One will attain gains of liquid wealth to save money, or if Mars is not in the best of positions he may over spend money. One will be very shrewd and aggressive in speech. One may eat red meat of cows and goats. Mars aspecting the 5th house shows competitive behavior by or involving children. It can also indicate aggressively pursuing studies and the 115
learning of mantras. Passion, romance, and sexual interactions become the norm. Mars throwing an aspect to the 6th house shows one will transform or destroy enemies, diseases, and debts. Mars in the 12th house:
A Mars MD in the 12th house speaks to 7 years of extreme sexual behavior with the spouse or mistress, and secret love affairs and love triangles. This house is the 'Marnakaraka' position for the Sun, meaning the house where the Sun comes to die. Mars, the planet whose sign the Sun is exalted in also feels confused and drowsy in the 12th house of spiritual ashrams. The energy of the native feels scattered towards many things. They have a need to travel and experience spiritual and sexual bliss. They also have a fear of imprisonment though (not that it will happen 95% of the time). There will be trips taken to hospitals for cuts, burns, and bruises. In the house of the astral world, the spiritual intuition of Mars will only do well when it's exalted or in a friendly sign of Jupiter. Mars in Scorpio brings fear of isolation but also discipline in spiritual practice. An Exalted Mars, Mars in its own sign, or in the sign of Sagittarius will show a person who is willing to take strictly disciplinary action towards enhancing their spiritual views. 116
This is the time when the native must practice meditation to calm the subconscious and bring the senses to ease. Mars’s 4th aspect on the 3rd house shows the need to conquer the world of information, to attain skills with their hands (especially in martial arts and fighting sports), to engage in competitive behavior with younger siblings and friends, and the need to communicate with aggression and passionate behavior. Mars aspecting the 7th house brings the native face to face with their enemy which may take them to foreign lands for asylum. This could also put them in jail for fights or something worse as Mars transforms the energy of facing enemies into spiritual lessons. This period can show a need to be careful while driving as competitive behavior on the road can be seen. Mars’s 8th aspect on the 7th house shows aggressive sexual behavior in relationships or with the spouse. A need to manipulate the business partner or spouse is common and one will have sudden bursts of aggression in marriage due to sexual frustration.
Jupiter through the houses: Jupiter in the 1st house:
Jupiters 16 year Mahadasha period will and should bring about an increase in respect to the individual, interest in religion, higher philosophy, and a desire to become a teacher in life. Jupiter is naturally a teacher, guru, and preacher, and so makes the native follow in his footsteps. Being the karaka of 4 houses, and ruling 2 houses, while also simultaneously aspecting 3 houses, shows that the majority of the houses in the horoscope will become alive and will be experienced by the native in physical form. If such an MD happens to be in their 20's, the native will see achievements in education, higher education, marriage, children, gains, family growth, growth of friends, and finding a solid mentor in life. Even if Jupiter is debilitated, the native will overcome hurdles in life through extreme practical approaches, as opposed to philosophical approaches. If Jupiter receives a “neecha bang raj yoga”, it 118
advances Jupiter's quality to a higher level. In a female's chart the child is promised because Jupiter aspects the 5th house, regardless of his dignity. Jupiter’s aspect on the 5th house shows that part of the native's 16 years will be focused either on children, education, mantras, or dealing with creative self-expression through higher knowledge. Jupiter's 7th aspect to the 7th house suggests preserving and maintaining the flow of marriage, business, and to expanding one's teachings to other people. The native will mostly come across scholars and educated people. Jupiter's 9th aspect on the 9th house shows that it will be a 16 year period of enhancing one's philosophical views and broadening their educational horizon. Regardless of the age, the native will engage in learning some form of higher education, whether it's institutional or not. There will be great honor and protection to the father. The birth of children are seen if this runs during adult years. Jupiter in the 2nd house:
The 16 year period of Jupiter will be mainly focused on maintaining family values, earning money through food, textiles, 119
banking, or land. This is the time when the native will be overly hopeful about making lots of money, achieving all their goals, and finding great interest in writing, public speaking, and art. If Jupiter is debilitated, native will be more focused on making money and gaining authority; as Capricorn is the sign which makes Jupiter lose his creative side and focus on giving to society through hard work. Fluctuations in wealth will be seen only if Saturn is in bad dignity in the horoscope, otherwise I have mostly seen people do well with a debilitated Jupiter. Jupiter's aspect on the 6th house will show that one will be encouraged to borrow money from the bank, or become dependent on credit cards. They will expose their enemies to the world. Jupiter mostly protects the native from illnesses and diseases. One will find it easy to get a job and be in service. Jupiter's 8th aspect shows a growing interest in the occult and in attaining other people's wealth. One might even be inclined to manage and hoard other's money as well. Jupiter shows great wealth and resources coming from the spouse's family, possibly finding hidden treasure, or even gaining secret insights into their own lives. Jupiter's aspect to the 10th house shows that one will always be respected during Jupiter's dasha. Even if the bad time comes, it won't last for long, as the light of Jupiter will always keeps the germs away from the 10th house of authority, respect, and work environment.
Jupiter in the 3rd house:
This 16 year MD of Jupiter will cause the native to be more proactive towards communication, gatherings, and preaching through the medium of media to spread their gospel. This is known as a 'Marnakaraka' position for Jupiter because the guru comes here to die. A guru like Jupiter belongs in a higher institutional place or “gurukul”. Putting a guru amongst chit-chatting house wives will be the death of his or her knowledge. However, many have misconstrued this position and made it look like all doom and gloom. This position of Jupiter will make the native a great businessman who has the ability to create disciplines underneath them. Their communicative ability helps them sell, market, and spread their genius. There will be many visits to teachers, gurus, and astrologers. There will be a tremendous interest in writing and teaching. There is quite a lot to benefit from group activities, as well as attaining wealth from younger siblings, at this time. Jupiter's 5th aspect to the 7th house shows a need to make business deals happen along with having a sincere relationship. They have 121
much to learn through partnerships and marriage. Business becomes a game and a land of fun. Jupiter's aspect to the 9th house shows that one will always be facing their gurus, father, and teachers as a part of their journey to learn and grow during these 16 years. There will be many long distance travels taking place due to business deals abroad and to attain higher education in their field of interest. Jupiter's 9th aspect to the 11th house suggests the main focus of the native is to attain gains and find more people to increase their earnings. The period shows that gaining is dharma for the native. There is a sense of a philosophical attitude towards gaining liquid wealth, which gives the native a higher purpose to themselves. Jupiter in the 4th house:
This 16 year period of Jupiter will provide much benefit from the mother, from land, from real estate or just happiness within the home. The native will learn throughout the MD from their mother or the divine mother. There will be a need to devote themselves to a higher motherly figure. This is where Jupiter feels most comfortable, because a guru wants to teach in the privacy of their own space and in the arms of the divine mother. There will be 122
much focus on home, raising children, and dealing with issues of parents and connecting with childhood friends. There will be great devotion towards the people of one’s homeland. Even if debilitated, he can bring dedication to public service via politics. Jupiter's aspect on the 8th house shows much needed knowledge about the occult must be attained in this life, and the curiosity to attain secret knowledge will awaken during Jupiter's MD. There will be a focus on inheritances and finding wealth by using other people’s money. Jupiter's aspect on the 10th house shows plenty of respect will be given to the native at work. He or she will come across highly intelligent and qualified co-workers and bosses; and a female may meet her spouse within the home or in the kitchen. Jupiter's 9th aspect on the 12th house shows a sudden urge to visit foreign lands, to attain higher spiritual knowledge, and to expand one's dwelling into foreign lands. Jupiter will bring knowledge to the native from foreign sources. Jupiter in the 5th house:
This period of Jupiter will bring a major focus on benefiting and learning from children. This is a period of dharmic growth as these 123
houses make up the dharma triangle. The native will be focused on learning and gaining knowledge while also having great hope towards creative self-expression. There will be an expansion of the number of children, investments, stocks, and bonds. Interest in mantras will also be invoked. In youth the native will take interest in subjects like biology, zoology, creative writing, and law. Jupiter is the seed of the guru, teacher, and a principled man. During this period the native will feel a child in search of a guru or mentor. There will be many opportunities for romantic encounters if Jupiter is in air or dual signs. Jupiter's 5th aspect on the 9th house will show one eagerly looking for a guru and teacher, or wanting to connect with a father like figure. During this 16 year period, the native will have fun with higher education and will try to grasp as much of a higher philosophy as possible. If Jupiter is in a good position, the native will find a guru who will show him or her their dharma. Jupiter's 9th aspect on the ascendant will bless and protect the native throughout the dasha. Even if debilitated, Jupiter will at least protect if he cannot give. The native will feel like a natural guru and teacher themselves and people will flock to him for advice on their life, education, and personal issues. No matter how bad the time is, the native will find hope and optimism in their life.
Jupiter in the 6th house:
A Jupiter MD from the 6th house will encourage the native to engage in social service, social welfare, and to be of service to others during these 16 years. Jupiter here can make a person an excellent debt manager and debt collector; but also one's own credit card can hit the limit during this time because of too much optimism. The native will feel like they can take on the debt and repay it, but certain conditions have to be met for such a move. Jupiter exalted or in its own sign is a sure shot that debt will be paid off with ease. Enemies will come in the manner of gurus, teachers, and wise men, but enemies will not survive in front of the gas giant. Jupiter being the karaka of children will show that one may be a servant to their children, or have to constantly work for them. The 16 year period may not feel so bad in terms of facing challenges or enemies as one will always have the hope of defeating them all. There will be much love given to small animals and the poor. One will attain wealth if they get a servant. The native will learn wisdom through the streets, (as in the real world,) 125
or through enemies, obstacles, and diseases. During this period one should watch their intake of sugar, alcohol, and fried foods. For a female this may bring arguments or disagreements with the husband. If well placed, the husband will destroy her enemies. Jupiter's 5th aspect on the 10th house assures the native a good reputation at work, less worries about work, and one will find great help through professional mentors. Even if fired, or let go, Jupiter will always protect and find the native their next employment quickly. This position will often have the native getting money at the very last minute. Jupiter's 7th aspect on the 12th house shows one will engage in spiritual meetings and foreign travels to understand their harsh world better; as this house is the mirror Jupiter looks through in hard times. Jupiter's 9th aspect to the 2nd house will always bring wealth and money regardless of how the conditions are. This also means having food and clothes instead of money. The native will find resources no matter what. The native will always be hopeful to earn money and to attain assets. There will be many blessings to the family. If Jupiter is not so well placed, sudden fluctuations in wealth and savings will be seen. This is because when Jupiter is badly placed he suddenly switches from giving to protecting.
Jupiter in the 7th house:
This 16 year period of Jupiter MD from the 7th will be concentrated on diplomacy in business, partnerships, and courthouses. The native will keep running into highly qualified and educated individuals for friendship, romance, and even marriage. The mirror which is the 7th house shows the native seeks only wealthy and educated individuals that can mirror their image in a brighter light. Jupiter's job to expand the house he sits in will increase the popularity of the native during this time, especially in the time of social media networks. They seek a mature, older individual, who not only has a good head on their shoulder but a heavy pocket. Jupiter, the karaka of children, shows one will have children to tighten or strengthen the legal courtship of marriage. The native may not pay as much attention to their children, however, during this time, as Jupiter sits in the “marka” house which shows one will be seeking fulfillment of pleasures and desires, rather than having the duty of a responsible parent. If Jupiter is in a friend sign or exalted, this will not be the case. The native with such a Jupiter will be keen on business and business 127
partnerships during this period. They will also be especially focused on their spouse. Jupiter's wisdom for the native in this period will be to find diplomacy in the marriage and to learn wisdom from others, including the marriage partner. Jupiter's aspect to the 11th house again confirms the native is wanting to have social fun, create friendships, and attain liquid wealth. The entire focus will be towards social progression in life; how many friends they have, how many parties and gatherings they attend, even the Sattwic Jupiter, in such placements cannot help but enjoy the maya created by Bhrama. Jupiter's 9th aspect on the 3rd house shows one's dharma in this time period will be to pursue hobbies, expand their communication with siblings and nearby family, and even perhaps take up lessons in dance, working out, or the arts. Jupiter in the 8th house:
This 16 year period of Jupiter will be filled with hidden knowledge and secret dealings. There will be gains from inheritances depending on which pada Jupiter is in, which will give an indication of which part of the dasha the native will find hidden 128
treasure. There is a sudden interest in tantra, occult secrets, and knowing the mysteries of death. For a female, this can show that she will meet her spouse in a very secretive meeting or in a secretive affair if the dasha occurs during her 20's. This placement shows tremendous amounts of money and wealth through joint assets. The native receives tremendous respect and prosperity through the spouses's family, whether male or female. Even if Jupiter is debilitated, especially if it's debilitated, the native may become a millionaire during this time, regardless of their sex. But the main focus during this time is either on insurance, wealth management, research, or the occult. Jupiter's 5th aspect on the 12th house shows a secret desire to learn about the world outside of the earthly realm. It can indicate a growing desire to know about astral projection, space, aliens, UFOs, and to be in isolation and in surrender of a higher spiritual power. Such people have no time for religion, but only want to devote themselves to the source energy, the energy that is controlling everything. Jupiter's 7th aspect to the 2nd house shows one will value family, culture, and one's lineage, but the native will also be attaining wealth and earning money via research and learning secrets. Jupiter's 9th aspect on the 4th house shows great devotion to the mother, home, and the people of their homeland. The native will seek gurus in a female figure and motherly figure. Jupiter makes sure that the native has happiness and love through emotional security.
Jupiter in the 9th house:
Jupiter's 9th house MD will most of the time give the native tremendous joy from higher learning and research based studies. It can also bring jovial qualities to traveling and to religious and educational places, while also bringing about the most magical part of living, a Guru. Those who are lucky will find a Guru in the MD of Jupiter, especially if it's sitting in the 9th house, or rules the 9th house. This is a period when we follow the truth path we were meant to walk, as the 9th house is the dharma house, our place of our highest spiritual deeds. You will certainly become more interested in God, religion, and finding out the truth of life, the root of human essence. The native may have 3 children with the first and 3rd child being a boy. There will be sudden loss of faith, or belief in the wrong path, if Jupiter is debilitated or surrounded
by enemies. One will get an astrological reading during Jupiter period at least once. Jupiter's aspect on the ascendant shows the personality and the body of the native will grow. There could be actual weight gain or the native may just become more positive and optimistic about life and their body while also becoming a teacher themselves. There are blessings towards a good recovery in health and less pain on the body. Jupiter's 3rd aspect shows benefits to siblings, possibly guiding siblings and family members towards a higher cause, and great curiosity and interest in teaching others. The native will be more curious about their cousins and nearby family members and in creating a more spiritual connection with them. Jupiter's 9th aspect on the 5th house promises children, luck in speculative business, and in having many people under you as students or subordinates. Jupiter in the 10th house:
This is the period where career becomes the most optimistic focus of the native's life. Jupiter being the planet of abundance, wealth, and expansion, gives great success in career matters. Even if 131
debilitated, Jupiter does well in a government sector or with administrative jobs. One will find great respect in society and the native's career will shine through with the help of a guru or mentor. If Jupiter is well placed, one is bound to find a professional mentor to guide progress in their career regardless of the field. The Banking sector becomes very powerful with such a Jupiter, if in an earth sign. Jupiter, the guru, doesn't really like the corporate world and jungle of maya. However, if he is forced to be in such a situation he or she will find a wise way of doing their work, unless Jupiter is corrupted by malefic planets. Jupiter's 5th aspect on the 2nd house insures the accumulation of wealth and savings and the providing of the necessary resources for abundance within the family. Jupiter's aspect on the 4th house shows one to be engaging in educational conversations, and great happiness and prosperity within the home through personal interactions. Jupiter gives tremendous knowledge from an elderly person within the home. Jupiter's 9th aspect on the 6th house shows gratitude for service and one giving themselves to help others who are not privileged. One will also find themselves in and out of debt, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as many businessmen loan money and pay it off to run their business.
Jupiter in the 11th house:
Jupiters position in the 11th house can give maximum results in terms of wealth. The 11th house is known as the highest of the kama houses, which means the strongest of the desire houses. The desire the 11th house carries is all about money, material wealth and possessions. This is why Rishi Parashara gave the 3rd, 6th, and 11th houses as malefic houses, as they incline a native into material activity. The native will be a part of a large organization where he or she will be asked to council and teach. The dignity of Guru gains strength each day, and the wisdom gets better and better each day, because the 11th house is the highest of the upachaya houses. Although it's regarded as a malefic house by Parashara, it's only malefic in the sense of needing to gain material wealth through one’s knowledge and gratitude. In the time when man needs to pay bills, mortgages, and feed themselves, this is a much needed and demanded house for the expansion of one's gains in life.
Jupiter's 5th aspect on the 3rd house shows one finds communication to be fun and a creative aspect of dealing in business and networking. The native has the ability to sell themselves like a parent to a child, since the 5th house aspect is the aspect for children. They have the ability to be an authority without really being an authority on a certain subject. Many bankers and stock brokers are seen with such a Jupiter as they use the market place knowledge to sell themselves to the people near them. Jupiter's 7th aspect on the 5th house shows that the native will strive to achieve a balance between the marketplace and children. They will teach their children about the value and game of dealing with money for the next 16 years. The 9th aspect of Jupiter to the 7th house shows that one will be able to provide the highest of dharma, money, and wealth to their spouse. They will nourish the spouse with their ability to gain the wisdom of the market place.
Jupiter in the 12th house:
This 16 year journey of Jupiter MD from the 12th house will take the native into spiritually isolated bliss. This period will invoke tremendous interest in transcendental meditation and Selfawareness by engaging in yoga, meditation, travel to spiritual places in foreign lands, and one will simply expand their spiritual horizons from the narrow perspective they grew up with. This period will also bring many foreign trips, especially if Jupiter is placed in a movable or dual sign. Fixed signs may have the native work behind the scenes in a fixed place like a lab, hospital, or asylum. This can also take the native to an ashram if Jupiter is in a water sign. Some great astrologers I have known personally have spent time in an ashram at a young age when their Jupiter MD was running, as Jupiter ruled the 12th house while sitting in the 9th house. The same effect can be seen with this placement as well. There will be financial gains from foreign lands or perhaps one will work for a foreign financial institution. After all, Jupiter is also the karaka of finances, money, and banking. Jupiter's 5th aspect on the 4th house shows that for the 16 year period the native will be protected within the home, and strong emotions towards the mother and family will flow like a river. They will be blessed with a brand new house regardless of the native’s age, as even a child can bring about good luck to the parents. Jupiter's 7th aspect on the 6th house shows a great need to serve others in social reform and to pay off debts that have been looming from the past. One will always find protection towards health and accidents during this time. Jupiter's 9th aspect on the 8th house shows one will have tremendous knowledge and wisdom of kundalini, the occult and mysticism.
Saturn through the houses: Saturn in the 1st house:
The 19 year period of Saturn Mahadasha will be all about responsibility on each aspect of the native's life. They will suddenly become mature, old, and wise, regardless of their age. A 15 year old with such a Saturn mahadasha may start getting grey hairs, as Saturn will start to transform the inactive into a Saturnine energy. You will suddenly feel a lack of humor within you, not laughing at the same things as you used to in your Jupiter period. Suddenly you will develop a love for antique things, old music, old books on wisdom, and you will face reality as you were supposed to. One won’t feel like running around unless of course Mars influences Saturn. Saturn will automatically put you in a situation where you are doing routine and relative work. Even as a millionaire, you will be doing routine work and will be happy with it. There is a great emphasis on career, practical, and financial 137
goals and status in life due to Saturn's natural nature of 10th house energy. Saturn's 3rd aspect on the 3rd house will show a lack of interest in dealing with siblings or nearby family members and more interest in learning and engaging in the collection of valuable ancient information. One will be putting a lot of effort into attaining skills needed to perform their work, including an interest in long writing. Saturn's 7th aspect to the 7th house shows the native will be very focused on maintaining marriage and relationship responsibilities. They will take a very practical approach to dealing with other people, rather than hoping for things to just fall into place. Saturn's 10th aspect on the 10th house will bring about great responsibility and a focus on work, government, or just finding a higher status in life though sheer hard work. Saturn in the 2nd house:
The Saturn MD from the 2nd will provide a 19 year period of enormous responsibility towards family, family businesses, and finances. There will be a great need to have a steady source of income that enable the native to fulfill his duty but not his desires. 138
Saturn can bring huge amounts of wealth through speaking the truth and speaking for social welfare and social reform. Engaging in activity for social causes will bless the native with wealth; not through the causes themselves but by the blessings of Saturn. The native will be far more conservative with accumulating wealth and hoarding assets they need to feed themselves. The native will be engaged in working or earning money through routine and repetitive work. There are natural fears from taking risks with finances and a darker undertone towards dealing with the family. One usually has a very pessimistic way of understanding their family and people around them. Saturn is the karaka of separation, like Ketu and Rahu, and here the native usually leaves their home at an early age to find the real world. The slow moving Saturn does however bring about either a late speaker or someone who speaks very less. Saturn's 3rd aspect on 4th house shows lack of understanding from the mother during this period. It can also indicate attaining multiple properties and real estate. There is a lot of pressure upon the mother regarding the responsibility of the house, and peace of mind only comes from working, working, working. When you work, Saturn feels at peace and gives peace at home. If you slack off that, is when Saturn brings about trouble at home or with the mother. Saturn's 7th aspect on the 8th house shows one's life will be protected during this period and joint assets will be a main focus as well. Relationships with the in-laws is either very formal or completely isolated and restrained. Saturn's 10th aspect on the 11th house shows a lack of understanding of the network circles and wanting to only interact with people through which one can have a secure income. Saturn looking at his own original house shows that with hard work and discipline, the native will fulfill all of their hopes, wishes, and desires. One will find that their network circles and friends are either moving away or they are simply not interested in them.
Saturn in the 3rd house:
The 19 year period of Saturn in the 3rd house will insure the native takes action towards learning a lengthy task regardless of the subject. This the period where Saturn wants the native to put their own effort into making money and building their empire. There will be great pressure building up between the younger sibling or siblings in general, but if Saturn allows the native to have a younger sibling then there will be no interest in interacting with them, or anyone of their close family members or cousins. Saturn may actually make the native move far away due to its aspect on the 9th and 12th house. This period is best for writers and filmmakers from all walks of life, as Saturn teaches patience and perfection with technical and creative skills of the hands. This is a major transformation period for the native when a storm of activities will take place. The 3rd house is 8th from the 8th. As such, it suggests a transformation of a higher kind taking place that improves the native's life. There could be problems with ear infections and boils around the ear if Saturn is not well placed or in a hot sign. 140
Saturn's 3rd aspect on the 5th house shows major responsibilities will come up regarding education or children. This aspect of Saturn gives children later in life. When it comes to sports and engaging in mental activities like chess and other brain games, the native does very well. A troubled Saturn can also block interest in education. Saturn's 7th aspect on the 9th house speaks to one coming across very strict teachers, gurus, and father figures. They will learn their life philosophy and dharma slowly and through sheer hard work. Saturn's 10th aspect on the 12th house shows one will take foreign journeys due to work or a lack of work. Saturn in the 4th house:
The 19 year period of Saturn in the 4th house will be fully concentrated on duty, commitment, and discipline, all focusing on the home, mother, and issues related to the people of the homeland. This period will show great responsibility upon the native, and his or her mother. The native will be greatly involved in improving the structure of the home, planting, gardening and striving to acquire land. There is a great deal of fear towards social 141
injustices that affect the homeland and its political affairs. Educational affairs of the middle school will feel like a drag for the young one, and there is a tendency for laziness about striving for goals. There is much needed comfort that is derived from being inside the safe four walls. The rules and regulations set forth by the mother will either train the native in becoming a disciplined, organized, and hard working person, or the native will resist such rules and will fight against the will of the mother. Saturn's 3rd aspect on the 6th house shows great desires to work hard in a routine, repetitive environment. The native will strive to achieve good ethics and balance with co-workers and will also put effort into giving a helping hand to the poor and needy. The 7th aspect of Saturn will be upon the 10th house, showing one will attain the responsibility of leadership, high status, or will be given a very strong and hard reputation. There will either be comfort from the bosses, or too much work with little reward. Saturn's 10th aspect on the ascendant shows that one will slow down as a person, and may lack energy to work out and keep the body in shape. They will become a very mature, persistent, and patient person, however. Regardless of the age, the Saturnian energy will take over very quickly. If the dasha occurs during teenage years, then it is quite common for one to see grey hairs early on.
Saturn in the 5th house:
When Saturn MD occurs from the 5th house, the native's full attention will be either on developing skills in learning, commitments, or responsibilities to children. A lack of time and interest in the enjoyments of life is also common. This Saturn proves to be a bit harsh on the native in terms of finding a “head over heels love story in the rain. The romantic area perhaps becomes quite dried, unless there is another planet conjunct Saturn then Saturn will find support to learning how to enjoy the small silly things in life. But here there is a karmic payback towards intellectual development and raising children. Saturn the karaka of delay will surly bring children late in life or having children early will bring too much responsibility that the native would not want to handle. During the period one lacks the power of giving and receiving love especially if Saturn rules the malefic house. This is a great position of Saturn find discipline in learning the mantras, ancient studies, mathematics, accounting and physics; subject which require sheen concentration and persistence.
Saturn's 3rd aspect on 7th house shows responsibility towards marriage, partnership or finding lack of enthusiasm towards marriage. This dasha gives much better and mature results when dasha occurs late in life. Saturn's maturity is not realized too well with a young brain. Saturn shows marriage is responsibility, dry and may not be like a Hollywood movie as one thought. Saturn's 7th aspect on 11th house shows friends will feel like a drag and desires seems too impractical to strive for, one only wants to achieve practical desires and have friends which are few but loyal. Saturn's 10th aspect on 2nd house shows greatly focus towards earning money and saving money due to fear of poverty. Saturn in the 6th house:
This is the place where Saturn feels the most comfort. This is his “karaka sthana", his place of service, and where he deals with the problems of the world (3rd world problems). The 19 year period of Saturn MD running from the 6th house will encourage the native to give their service to others in social causes. They will aim to help animals and improve people’s health, while at the same time destroy their enemies. But if Saturn is not situated in a friends or in 144
its own sign this can show little to no regard for pets or animal life and can easily make the native a butcher if Saturn is in a relationship with Mars. This is the house where Saturn can usually bring chronic illness during its long period of 19 years, but if exalted, it can actually take care of a chronic illness that you have been suffering from for a long time. In the house of arguments and litigation, Saturn shows the native's critical and realistic approach to such things. One will always try to shut down arguments and suppress enemies. This is a position where Saturn ignores divorce, and whether such a thing will happen or not, it will take a long time to resolve. Saturn's 3rd aspect on the 8th house shows less sudden events coming up in life, including accidents, as Saturn suppresses the house it sits in or aspects. This can become a blessing for the native. Saturn promotes longevity here. Saturn's 7th aspect on the 12th house shows service towards a spiritual organization and the decreasing of expenses and losses. But Saturn may also bring losses if not in the best of positions through varga vimshopak (the divisional chart strength). Saturn's 10th aspect on the 3rd house indicates that the fruits of one's labor will be rewarded during this time.
Saturn in the 7th house:
Many ignorantly dread this placement of Saturn without really understanding this planet. Saturn is commitment, duty, sacrifice, discipline, and organization, but also there is a key word here: Sorrow. Many feel afraid that Saturn's 19 year period will bring sorrow. Saturn simply says you can have the best time in marriage, relationships, and in business during my time period, as long as you stay...committed and disciplined towards this task. There is a reason why there is a saying "through sickness and death" during marriage vows. People only feel suffering when they are not practical about what marriage is, what partnership is, it's sacrifice. If you are not willing to sacrifice, you will suffer, sure. But Saturn loves to keep things going for a long duration and Saturn wants you to be married or be in a lasting business, but it wants you to take a realistic approach during this period. This period of Saturn is all about focusing on the duty of marriage, public service, in making business contracts happen, on being cautious, and in staying within your boundaries. 146
Saturn's 3rd aspect on the 9th house shows that one's luck during this period will increase through sheer effort. One will see their father and gurus age faster than before, and wisdom from such people will be given to the native at will. There may not be so many foreign trips taken unless it's with work or for a practical reason, but not for leisure. Saturn's 7th aspect will bring maturity, age, and wisdom upon the native, and make the native work harder than before to achieve their goals. This is because Saturn is more goal oriented than Jupiter, which is the previous dasha. Saturn in the 8th house:
The 19 year period of Saturn in the 8th house will suggest great interest in exploring short comings and the limits of our understanding of our own psychological makeup and the hidden world. Dealing with chronic problems of the joints can occur, but also the Saturn MD may takeaway the chronic problem you have had previously. This period is mainly focused on one's well being and following a healthy lifestyle. One may be fascinated by precious metals, develop a sudden interest in oil investments, or become more serious about making sure government taxes are 147
taken care off. Being the karaka of the 8th house, Saturn enjoys the 8th house and gives a long life to the native. There could be spontaneous travel to foreign lands if placed in a movable sign. There could be steady growth in joint assets and very orthodox inlaws. The relationship with the in-laws could either become cold or very formal in a good way. There are many hidden secret dealings related to career affairs and dealing with enemies. This can show a criminal who may take care of their enemies from behind the scenes to excel in their career. Saturn's 3rd aspect to the 10th house shows jobs and the corporate world being filled with hard work. One is always putting their own effort into climbing the success ladder and will have little support from their co-workers. Saturn's 7th house aspect on the 2nd house shows an urge to be secure and accumulate wealth for a rainy day. One feels they need to control all aspects of their family and family business. Saturn's aspect on the 5th house shows late children especially if in feminine signs, or a fear from risking money in speculative business. There will be a lot of responsibility to raise children but the children's career will be stable due to the 10th aspect.
Saturn in the 9th house:
Saturn's 19 year long MD from the 9th house will bring structure into a person's ethics, higher beliefs, and their thinking will become more conservative. There will be a sense of responsibility to fulfill the duties of the father and guru. One will be forced to regain their belief in a higher cause by strict discipline. Such structures of religion, philosophy, and spirituality will be heavy upon the native where even if they do not want to deal with it, it will be handed down to them. There will be strict teachings from a guru regarding higher wisdom. Gaining access to higher institutions will be through hard work and self-effort. No one will open the door for them, they will have to break down the door to learn the higher wisdom. There will be an urge to either destroy their higher beliefs and follow a practical path, or they will break their old ways to become more traditional; the exact details will depend upon the sign placement of Saturn. Saturn's 3rd aspect on the 11th house shows that through higher knowledge one will be restricted towards making many new 149
friends. The native will only be attracted towards having a few highly moral people in their circle. The gains for the native will be slow and steady, and later in life will increase immensely. Saturn's 7th aspect on the 3rd house shows one finding it hard to communicate or relate to the siblings due to a lack of understanding. One may even live far away from their close family members. Saturn's 10th aspect on the 6th house shows that service will become the focus of the native's life for these 19 years. They will enjoy giving themselves to humanitarian work, social work, and fighting for justice through higher knowledge. They will also suppress their enemies, and debts will be much less significant during this time. Saturn in the 10th house:
Saturn in the 10th house is a very strong position and for its 19 year MD it will bring great stability and a solid position in the career. Most of the time Saturn can show laborious work, routine, and redundant work in a factory-like environment. Saturn, if exalted, in its own sign, or friendly sign, will give a solid foundation in the career and a high executive position after hard work. One will be known as a hard worker and a great employee. 150
There will be slow and steady growth within the career. The native will enjoy doing administrative tasks during this time, or in being involved in social welfare or social reform of some kind. There will be a lot of responsibility upon the native regarding their career and reputation. One has a constant fear about their image in the world for the 19 year period. They also give service, duty, and commitment to the government. Saturn's 3rd aspect on the 12th house will show one will have to make great effort to understand their spiritual existence in this life, however, one will also be able to lessen their expenses themselves. Saturn's aspect on the 4th house will show great duty and commitment towards their family, mother, and to raising the household; while 10th aspect upon the 7th house will show great success in career, business, and marriage responsibility. Saturn in the 11th house:
Saturn's 11th house period of 19 years will bring about duty and commitment to the elder sibling, social network circles, and in gaining through the approval of authorities and government figures. This can be a great period where gains of authority and 151
influence can occur, especially if Saturn receives the mutual aspect from Venus or Jupiter. The 11th house is the house of gain of authority and Saturn is the “karma karaka”. Due to the native’s karma they will gain authority. It can be a huge or small gain depending on the karmas Saturn gives. During these 19 years the native will only make friendships with people who are old, mature, and responsible in their life. A badly placed Saturn can show no friends or no benefits at all from network circles; in this case the native will be better off by themselves. Saturn's 3rd aspect on the ascendant will show the native will toot his own horn and show more courage than he actually has due to his lack of confidence in himself. The native will slow down and take there time in doing physical tasks, and will also get grey hairs regardless of their age, if Saturn is not well placed. Saturn's 7th aspect on the 5th house will bring responsibilities to children, education, and a lack of interest in making any risky investment. Saturn's 10th aspect on the 8th house suggests a gain through insurance, wills and estates, as well as gaining through help of occult sciences or destroying hidden enemies. One will find career success through the spouse's family as well, or perhaps through her family connections.
Saturn in the 12th house:
Saturn in the 12th house will give duty and commitments to either a spiritual organization, foreign governments, or to having responsibility in multi-national companies. Saturn will decrease experiences during this time and the native will be on a budget. If the chart shows other combinations then the native may take up a position of a warden in a jail or of an anesthesiologist. There is great administrative work that needs to be done behind the scenes and the native will feel very introverted during this period. Many secret foreign trips may be taken with only a few people being aware of it. There will be more drive to stay up at night and work rather than sleep. The person becomes a workaholic in this period, but many people may not see that side. There is little time to dwell on spiritual matters and more time for working towards them and bringing them into action. Saturn's 3rd aspect to the 2nd house shows great responsibility to the family and a need to show great wealth to others. One will be 153
very courageous in earning money or at least in boasting about it. Saturn's 7th aspect on the 6th house shows service will be a key focus during this time in order to maintain one's sanity. Great love for small animals will also be seen if Saturn is not damaged. If afflicted, one will be very afraid of dogs and cats. Saturn's 10th aspect on the 9th house shows a time of responsibility to the father, government, and in attaining higher wisdom that is of an orthodox quality. One will be interested in priesthood if Saturn is in Pisces or Sagittarius.
The meanings of Rahu and Ketu's periods are taken from my previous books.
Rahu through the houses: Rahu in the 1st house:
Rahu for 18 years will bring about a great sense of ego, pride, inflation of one's image, and a great need to be admired by people regardless of the cause. There will be many foreign opportunities coming to the native, and one will feel detached from their birth dharma and dwelling place. One will feel they need to conquer the business world for the sake of their self esteem, self worth, and to live a life of luxury. The native will also become extremely independent if in air signs or in the sign of Pisces. Rahu shows one going through many transformations within their physical self; like an extremely overweight person losing most of their weight. A person who never wants to travel will suddenly want to travel and experience life. 155
Rahu in the 1st house aspects the 5th house. This aspect brings about either great obsession or disillusionment about children, politics, and education. They are inclined towards adopting children from foreign lands, or in conceiving children outside the boundaries of society; like having children out of wedlock. In Rahu's mahadasha, one will conceive children in a very unusual way. It could be anything from artificial insemination, adopting, having a c-section birth, or through a surrogate mother. Rahu also brings a very unusual stage performer who dives deep into their craft and becomes obsessed with perfection. However, these qualities can be completely dead if the Lord of Rahu's sign placement is debilitated, combust, or in a planetary war. Rahu in the 1st house aspects the 9th house of religion, higher learning, the father, teachings of the guru, wisdom, philosophy, and long distance travel for education. Rahu's 9th aspect to the 9th shows that one wants a higher education from a university. One has a strong desire to be known as a taboo breaking philosopher and teacher. Rahu also brings his taboo breaking ways by making someone a fan of foreign religions or studying in distant lands. The native can pick a subject related to anthropology or other religions. They may become a foreign diplomat, travel expert, or pursue mysterious philosophical avenues like the occult. One will also seek teachers and gurus of a foreign descent.
Rahu in the 2nd house:
Rahu in the 2nd House for 18 years can bring extreme amounts of wealth through self-efforts, making an impression on people (like an actor or public figure), and one will also move away from their nearby family to a completely foreign place. There can be very unusual problems within the family if Rahu is sitting with a malefic planet. This period is all about the expansion of self-image and seeking fame to achieve wealth. There will be plenty of interaction with the grandparents and one may even get wealth through them. A foreign person will come into the family during this period…usually in human form, but people always tend to get pets during this period, especially cats. If a cat comes into your home during this period or any period of Rahu, it's a sign of great luck to come. Rahu in the 2nd house aspects the 6th house. This brings enemies in foreign lands and of different religions or cultures. Rahu's extravagant ways bring debt by overspending to appear rich. Rahu can also manifest unusual diseases that doctors may not be able to 157
diagnose. This placement can bring victory over enemies through unusual, taboo-breaking ways. All malefic aspects on the 6th house are a good thing. Rahu's nature to amplify issues can bring obstacles in its Mahadasha. If Rahu's dispositor is strong, then one will easily prevail. The native may create wealth through enemies and people of lower realms of society, like criminals and drug addicts. Rahu’s aspect on the 10th House shows that one will have to make an impact on people in order to make a living. The native has to “be the product”, and use an unorthodox approach for gains since the 10th House represents career along with the 2nd House. Since the 2nd House is 2nd from the 1st, it demonstrates the wealth of the native, and how it will be created. This aspect shows an unusual career. One could be in the film industry, in public speaking, singing, or be a science fiction writer. If they follow a traditional career path like a doctor, lawyer, or engineer, they will be in unusual places and situations. They make an impact on clients through their personality, in order to earn a living. They may have a good or bad status in society, depending on Rahu's sign placement, and condition of the sign dispositor.
Rahu in the 3rd house:
Rahu in the 3rd House for 18 years will bring about great interest in engaging in marketing, sales, and attaining technical skills involving the hands. One's ego will be overblown and extremely selfish. Rahu can either bring great benefit from siblings or total confusion and delusion from them. There is an obsession with media, online media, and nowadays, social media. This is where the person becomes obsessive with selfies, wanting to gain attention on social media through superficial ways that boost their ego. But the main key during this period is dealing with information. Rahu in the 3rd house aspects the 7th house of marriage, legal partnerships, other people, and trade. This aspect brings about a foreign spouse. There is a huge deal of interaction with the opposite sex, sexual obsession, and the need to form a union. Business and trades occur mostly with foreigners. Rahu’s aspect gives one the ambition to learn about the legal side of business partnerships, and how to gain resources through marriage. Rahu does not deny, nor destroy marriage. A conclusion can only be 159
reached depending upon the aspect, conjunction, and condition of the 7th house. Rahu in the 3rd house aspects the 11th house. The native has contact with many foreign friends and business minded people during this time. Rahu will do whatever it can to gain as much as possible through them. Rahu in the 3rd (upachaya) house means things do get better with time, and as the MD plays out Rahu will bring a lot of gains through business, sales, and marketing. The native wants to lead a large organization and work in scientific think tanks. Since Rahu also aspects the 7th House along with the 11th House, one will gain through their business partnerships and spouse. Rahu in the 4th house:
The MD of Rahu in the 4th house will take the native to a foreign and unusual home environment. They may have a foreign or adopted mother. Rahu brings ambition to the house of home, mother, and property. The home environment may be full of hope for the future. Parents can be very encouraging, but the native 160
needs to realize that hard work is needed to fulfill desires, whatever they may be. Rahu can make one travel frequently to foreign lands and one’s mother may also travel to foreign lands during this period. The Rahu native wants to be the first to attain parental property and build a large home in this MD. Rahu is still a natural malefic, and it can make one so obsessed with attaining a home that they may take an illegal route. They may steal property from others, if Rahu sits in an enemy sign, or if Rahu's dispositor is weak, or conjunct another malefic planet. Rahu indicates that many foreigners will come inside the house whether they have good or ill intentions during these 18 years. Rahu in the 4th house aspects the 8th house. This aspect also brings obsession about obtaining property and assets through marriage and in-laws. Holding onto secret information is a great resource and will provide them much in life at this time. The native can blackmail people for property and vehicles. During the Rahu period, one will be interested in the occult sciences and tantric knowledge, but such knowledge will be used to gain power over others. Rahu is not sincere about information, and always wants to find a way to gain something from divine secrets. Rahu can also bring sudden transformations within the home; where either the native gets a huge home, or suddenly loses their home and moves to foreign lands. Rahu in the 4th house aspects the 12th house. This aspect can bring frequent travel to foreign lands for pleasure, education, or for property reasons. They find happiness away from home and in isolated places. Such an aspect can also be dangerous though, as it can take the native into jails or mental hospitals. Rahu’s aspect also makes one interested in the psychological side of life, and they may become a psychiatrist or psychologist in a mental institution. This placement is about taboo-breaking situations such as working in jails or going to jails, building an unusual house in foreign lands, or growing up with foreign parents.
Rahu in the 5th house:
Rahu in the 5th house for 18 years will bring about great changes to educational interests, children, and in expressing one's creative interests. There will be interests either towards learning about software, tarot, or politics. One might have children outside of their culture as in mixed-race children. There may also be an adoption during this period especially if Rahu is also in the 5th house from the Moon. One's children will go to foreign lands to study and great fame can come during this period by doing creative activities including entering into sports and political arenas. Rahu is a very foreign energy and most of the time the native picks a subject of study that maybe of a foreign or taboo quality, if no other planets put their influence on Rahu. Rahu in the 5th house aspects the 9th house. This aspect makes one interested in the philosophy and religion of other cultures. They love traveling for purposes of education and learning about other religious views and countries. Rahu always wants to be the first at everything, for this reason Rahu wants to take the role of 162
preacher and teacher. Being a taboo breaker, Rahu may be involved in occult and foreign religions that are not accepted by society. The native may convert religions in Rahu mahadasha if it also aspects the 9th Lord. Rahu in the 5th house aspects the 1st house. This aspect brings about creativity, ego, and overconfidence within the native unless the Sun or Moon is debilitated. The native's personality is very manipulative and clever. They feel like they have to be the pioneer in creative or political pursuits. One can go into world politics or become a member of the United Nations. The life of the native becomes more about illusion and delusion. They think they are above everyone else, when they are in fact, beneath. If Rahu is in Scorpio or the dispositor of Rahu, it can spell loss of identity and ego for the native. Rahu in the 6th house:
The 6th House is one of the best placements for Rahu for its 18 year MD. Just like Mars and Saturn, Rahu destroys enemies, overcomes obstacles, and manages to cure diseases. One may also be fascinated with studying poison and cures through snake 163
venom, or just fascinated with the study of snakes (herpetology). Rahu wants to be the first to cure and operate on people, solve disagreements, and become the beacon of hope for the poor and disabled. They want to be known as the one who cures others, or solves problems of society at large. In the house of crime and criminals, Rahu excels as the master. The native can smooth talk their way into any deal, and take care of the ones who don’t comply. Due to certain yogas, the native may go into the world of crime. If the yogas are good, then the native can go into the world of crime, but this time try to prevent it; like a police officer. This Rahu is a calculative risk taker. Rahu in the 6th house aspects the 10th house. This aspect makes the native hungry for power and status. One will defeat any enemy in order gain their place in high society. The native will climb the ladder of social success by winning the hearts of the poor and underprivileged people. One will do whatever it takes to bring social order and justice to the world. They will do so by providing medical attention and housing to those who can't afford it. Such a native is also equally cunning, for they will use anyone, including the poor, to become rich with status. This placement insures a public life because Rahu has to make an impact upon people to make a living. They have to be the face of the company or nonprofit organization. They can be an attorney, and fight for the rights of non-profit organizations. Rahu in the 6th house aspects the 2nd house. This aspect shows one will gain money through enemies. Rahu wants to gain all types of assets and privileges through social reform. One also gains through providing medical attention to people. The native can lie to achieve status, as the 2nd House shows our speech. There is early separation from the family due to school, poverty, or enemies. They will try to attain assets and wealth by illegal activity or dealing with criminals in foreign countries. Many corporations go into third world countries to find cheap labor. They either pay the politicians or the mob that controls the area. A CEO with such 164
a placement can easily make a deal to gain status and wealth, which can still negatively impact others. Rahu in the 7th house:
The 18 year period MD of Rahu in the 7th shows obsessions with finding self-esteem through other people. It wants to be admired by the opposite sex and society. It seeks a union leading to increased self-worth and gains. Rahu is about breaking taboos and in the 7th House, one will marry a foreign spouse or someone from another cast or creed. This position of Rahu also brings massive fame during the period that the 10th lord or ascendant is conjunct. Rahu amplifies the energy of any house or planet it sits with. In this house there will be constant business dealings with the enemy. This person wants to be known as a great diplomat or deal maker since the 7th house represents business. It can provide great results in terms of marriage, but one will marry someone outside of their religion or homeland. Rahu, like Ketu, is a very surprising energy. This can take a native from 0-100 or vice-versa, depending upon it's condition, such as the position of its dispositor and nakshatra lord. Rahu does excellent in Magha, Pushya, Satabaishak, and
Abijit nakshatras, with Abijit coming under the degree of Uttara Ashada. Rahu in the 7th house aspects the 11th house. The main goal of the native is to find gains through marriage and legal business partnerships. This aspect shows that through other people, one will gain wealth; whether it's a media business, legal partnerships, or marriage. The spouse will bring gains, but the Lord of the 7th house should be well placed and not debilitated. Usually, this placement shows someone who wants to give up everything in life and let spirituality take over due to Ketu being in the 1st House. Most of the time, there is always some aspect or planet placed in the ascendant which mediates the spiritual outcome. Rahu in the 7th house aspects the 3rd house. This aspect brings an interest in media and artistic pursuits. One appreciates how much information others have, and how they can creatively present the information. Rahu in the 7th House is about gaining through other people's resources. This can also lead one into some unusual circumstances with siblings. Rahu wants to use their spouse's resources, and do business with the local community. They market themselves through their spouse or business partners. In the house of skills, hobbies, and media, Rahu wants to promote its creative abilities to the world and gain wealth. The spouse will also be a huge factor in helping one achieve their media success.
Rahu in the 8th house:
The 18 year period of Rahu will show the native will be obsessed with secret documents and information which can be used against others, but for their own gain. Rahu needs to know all about government conspiracies, occult matters, and tantric science. This also makes the individual fascinated with reincarnation and transformation through great calamities and death in general. The 8th house is about unknown secrets, and Rahu represents foreign elements. Rahu can create unusual experiences of the 8th house, like paranormal activity, or Rahu can bring traumatizing experiences through sexual abuse which may be a secret. They may become treasure seekers, ghost hunters, or paranormal researchers. Rahu brings in-laws from foreign lands, and one becomes obsessed with increasing joint assets. They may want to be a well known healer, but without the support of other planets, it can make someone a scam artist in the name of magic.
Rahu in the 8th House aspects the 12th House. This aspect makes Rahu curious about other worlds and spirituality. Rahu wants to know about foreign lands, planets, and stars. Rahu wants to expose these secrets to others and be recognized for it. It wants to be the leader of secret knowledge. It also wants to be known for spiritual knowledge which the native may not even fully understand. This creates a person who will seriously seek spiritual redemption under a guru in foreign lands. Or, their ego will be overblown, and they think they have spiritual knowledge without properly acquiring it. If Rahu has the aspect of Jupiter, or well a placed Saturn, then Rahu will be under control. Otherwise without a good aspect, Rahu will cheat his way into becoming a spiritual leader. Rahu in the 8th house aspects the 4th house. This brings about great transformations and major fluctuations within the home. The native and their family may move frequently, or may permanently settle in foreign lands. Many secrets are kept within the family that could threaten their reputation. There are unusual situations which occur between the native and their mother, and they may be disillusioned with each other. This can result in the native wandering in foreign lands and away from family and friends. If Rahu is in Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn, then it can attain sudden wealth and property because it’s in a stable and safe earth sign.
Rahu in the 9th house:
During the 18 year period of Rahu MD from the 9th house, the native will seek admiration for preaching and knowledge of philosophy and rituals. The individual wants to be known as the king of rituals and scriptures. They want to break taboos of society and create their own belief system and religion based on disillusionment. Their ego is overblown regarding teaching and preaching, and they think they possess the most valuable and privileged information. Often this can create someone who may scam others in the name of God, if Rahu is in a troubled sign. The native is inclined towards unorthodox means of teaching; like sex, magic, and the occult cultures of the world. One feels they have a better philosophical view, and people must follow them. This placement also brings foreign travels due to religion and education. Rahu in the 9th house aspects the 1st house. This makes one overconfident about what they know and how others should behave. They fail at teamwork which requires shared information. 169
They want to be the first and only one with all the knowledge required. For this reason they are too egotistical. Their entire life is dedicated towards proving to others that they deserve to be respected as a knowledgeable person; though they know they may not be. Rahu in the 9th house aspects the 5th house. The native makes their children believe that they possess valuable knowledge and that their philosophy is the right path. This can be really good or bad for their children. If the parents teach them bad habits, then they will be worse off. If there is a positive aspect on Rahu, then one will bring universal and multicultural values to their children. This aspect also indicates that children will be born in foreign lands or have foreign genetics. They may attain children through adoption or even kidnapping them for their own status. Rahu in the 10th house:
Rahu becomes extremely powerful and inflates the status and fame of the native during its Mahadasha, as long as the rest of the chart supports the gain of power. The 10th house represents career, status, reputation, and the father's wealth. This position gives an 170
amplified need for status. One wants to be known as the king of their profession, and will do whatever it takes to climb the ranks. The native can be a flatterer, and take orders from those who can move them up the ladder. Internally, Rahu wants nothing but power and fame, and such superficial friendships are only for gains. The reputation of the native increases with time as the 10th house is the upachaya house, which means it grows better with time. This clearly shows that one will have to make an impact or impression on others to make a living. This could range from acting, modeling, magic, theater performing, or by being a widely known political figure. During the mahadasha of Rahu, one will experience unusual success, but if the 10th Lord is weak, then there will be a great distance between father and son. The father will travel frequently to foreign lands during the native’s youth. In Aquarius, which is co-ruled by Rahu and Saturn, they can become a lawful government agent or a successful politician. Rahu in the 10th House aspects the 2nd House. The 2nd House represents the profession, voice, food, family, family assets, and wealth. Rahu easily creates liquid wealth by providing enormous fame to the native. This also means the native will lie in order to gain status professionally, and their family will be superficial and pretentious, without other helpful factors in the 2nd House. Rahu brings foreign objects and situations into our life. In the house of family, one is bound to marry someone outside of their cast and religion, and also break taboos of society. It can bring a situation where one may have to choose between their family and their spouse. Rahu in the 10th house aspects the 6th house. This brings victory over enemies, and through enemies one will gain status and fame. They are forced to eliminate their enemies and obstacles. They will also have enemies in foreign lands. Rahu's aspect is actually considered to be good in the 6th house, as it wants to be known as a curer and helper of the underprivileged. The native becomes charitable towards non-profit organizations. Rahu is open minded 171
enough to try new and alternative ways of curing diseases. Instead of just using old fashioned medicine, the native tries ayurveda or acupuncture. Rahu in the 11th house:
Rahu in the 11th House is one of the best placements, after the 6th and 10th House. During the 18 year period of Rahu the native becomes the master of networking. They want to be part of large organizations, and rise to the top. Rahu amplifies the size of the 11th House. The native may gain more than they can handle in Rahu's mahadasha. The native has foreign friends and network circles, and breaks taboos by joining groups that defy the laws of society. They may be associated with a gay and lesbian network, or they have friends who are out of the norm, and out of the box. This placement gives large amounts of friends who may also turn out to be quite shady. One must always keep their guard up regarding who they are coming into contact with. Rahu in the 11th house aspects the 3rd house. This brings about courage and willpower to network in large organizations as well as in the local community. The native is obsessed with announcing 172
and marketing their plan to make the world a better place. They love communicating in a big way, and want to present ideas to large organizations. One will have step-siblings and younger siblings. The native is also curious about unusual hobbies and talents. This brings intellect and street-smarts. Rahu in the 11th House aspects the 7th House. This brings a foreign spouse or someone outside of their own faith. Gains are attained through the spouse. This particular aspect shows that one is obsessed with networking and dealing with the opposite sex. This is good and bad. It can bring foreign people of the opposite sex who might tempt the native into having affairs if one is not fulfilled by their current partner, and if there are no positive aspects also hitting the 7th House. By interacting with others, they attain higher knowledge of the world and learn how to do business. This aspect is great for business partnerships, but one has to be careful about their urge for sex with many partners. Rahu in the 12th house:
The 18 year period of Rahu in the 12th house will increase the imagination and bring an interest in the psychic and spirit world. 173
The native wants to be the best spiritual and psychic guide to people. Rahu represents foreign things and other worlds. Rahu easily makes the native intuitive about spirits, aliens, and UFOs during this period. The native enjoys foreign travel and culture. They do whatever it takes to settle in foreign lands or spiritual sanctuaries. Rahu has the tendency to take shortcuts, and cheat into spirituality. The native may delude people and themselves into spiritual and psychic beliefs, and may land themselves in jail. This occurs if Rahu is in an enemy sign, or the dispositor of Rahu is debilitated and weak. If the depositor of Rahu is strong by sign placement in the 6th or 8th House, then it can give channeling powers. This placement of Rahu can make one a great fiction author, filmmaker, or stage director. The imagination of the native travels to other dimensions and creates amazing stories. Rahu loves aerospace, travel, and being a pilot during this period. Rahu in the 12th house aspects the 4th house of home and mother. Their mother may have traveled often to foreign lands, been foreign herself, been a stepmother, or from a different culture. This aspect separates the native from their homeland, and brings them to foreign lands. There is a strong desire to build a home in foreign lands and spiritual places. If Rahu is in a harsh sign, then it makes someone a type of home invasion robber, especially in foreign places. Other planetary alignments need to be present as well, like a debilitated Mars in the 4th house. Rahu in the 12th house aspects the 8th house. This brings curiosity and obsession with death. The native wants to learn about death and the spiritual realm, and tells others that death is not the end of the road, but a passage way. In the sign of the Moon, Venus, or Jupiter, the native wants to be the master of the occult and gain occult knowledge. There are sudden foreign trips that the native takes due to surgeries, or for investment purposes. In Rahu mahadasha, one will find themselves traveling on behalf of in-laws and marriage. There is also a major spiritual transformation during
the mahadasha of Rahu, but such a transformation only happens after great upheaval.
Ketu Through the houses: Ketu in the 1st house
The 7 year period of Ketu brings a loss of ego and self, and the native turns to spiritual life or a life of exile; if there are no other planets present in the ascendant, or aspecting the ascendant. They do not want material comfort or material relationships. In a way, they become loners, and have weird personalities. They love spending time in isolation, or with people in spiritual places like monasteries. They derive their self-esteem and personality through other people, especially their spouse. They have mystical experiences during this time and one may lose a lot of weight as Ketu represents a slim and slender body. Ketu in the 1st house aspects the 5th house. This brings isolation and dissatisfaction from basic education and children. They may be in awkward situations relating to school and children. These experiences would distance the native from striving for such 176
things. A woman with this aspect may be highly likely to get an abortion, in the case of an unplanned pregnancy. However, with Rahu's aspect, curiosity could lead them to carry on with the pregnancy. Ketu in the 1st house aspects the 9th house. This brings dissatisfaction from trying to attain higher knowledge, and now the native also rejects strict religious and ritualistic ways of society. One becomes a rebel and wants nothing to do with religion and school. This aspect also brings in bad blood with teachers and gurus, and perhaps a lack of teaching from the father. These experiences occurring in early life make the native run away from educational and cultural establishments. Ketu in the 2nd house:
In the 2nd house there can be an MD of turbulent family experiences involving detachment, or the family abandons the native during this period. This means one can leave home early on in life or at the age this mahadasha occurs, because the native needs to learn the value of spiritual wealth and of self-awareness. They are unattached to wealth or assets of material value. Money 177
comes easy for the native because they do not seek it, when they do not seek something it comes easy for them. They can be very harsh and straightforward in terms of speech that can hurt others, since the 2nd house represents speech. Most of the time the native is misunderstood in their communication. Ketu in the 2nd house aspects the 6th house. This aspect can make the family a source of obstacles, and they may be their worst enemy. Any aspect of a malefic on a malefic house suppresses that house, but Ketu brings experiences and lessons which are hard to digest. In such instances, we hear about family murders, but this is rare. Most of the time, there are major differences of opinion with family members, and they present obstacles for the native. There is no love for small animals or pets unless there is an aspect of another planet present, or the Lord of the 6th house is strong. Ketu also brings unusual diseases which doctors may not be able to diagnose. Ketu in the 2nd house aspects the 10th house. This aspect of Ketu brings career dissatisfaction. One experiences major fluctuations with their work and reputation, and they face hardship through the government or from authorities. One’s father may have been traveling, and was away from the native's life. Or, the father was simply not present. The karaka of the father, which is the Sun, must be evaluated to determine the situation. If the Sun is well placed, there is physical distance without any damage to the relationship. They are unattached to work or leadership roles during this time. They prefer to take the back seat and stay out of the spotlight. Work can also bring humiliation. If Jupiter is present in the 10th house, or Jupiter aspects Ketu or the 10th house, then one may pursue a spiritual career. Ketu can also bring a career in research.
Ketu in the 3rd house:
In the 3rd House, Ketu disrupts communication during this 7 year period. There is always some issue making the native walk away from marketing, sales, or media, and to only communicate with detachment from such things. If they have younger siblings, they will be detached from them as well, or one may live far away from their nearby relatives. Elder siblings bring fluctuations, distance, and are capable of physically attacking the native. These people have mastered communication, but in this life, they have no interest communicating, unless other planets aspect Ketu. If Jupiter or the Sun aspects Ketu, communication can be successful for spiritual pursuits. Courage can be lost or put into wrong avenues if malefics aspect Ketu. Ketu in the 3rd house aspects the 7th house. This aspect shows tremendous discomfort and dissatisfaction from the first spouse. The spouse is unable to fulfill the desires of the native; unless there is an aspect of Venus or Jupiter upon the 1st house. In this case, the spouse will be very spiritual. Ketu shows an unusual marital 179
situation. One may experience sexual abuse, physical violence, or infidelity. This is very distressing for the native. Ketu in the 3rd House aspects the 11th House. This brings dissatisfaction through one's network circle. The native can be betrayed or cheated by their network. The native can also deceive their network circle, which may distance them from others. Ketu gives a harsh type of aspect to the house of gains. One may even beg for money early on in life, but towards their mid 30's, gains begin entering the picture. This aspect can make someone a loner in life, as both the 7th house and 11th house represent other people and network circles, while the 3rd house represents friends. Ketu in the 4th house:
In the 4th house, Ketu brings detachment from the mother, or she passes at an early age. The native may be separated from her only if a yoga from other planets exists, otherwise the mother may become quite intuitive during this time period. There is adversity within the home, and one wants to either run, or face the problem at a deeper level. If there are supporting planets, then Ketu doesn't 180
leave, but provides spirituality within the home. There is a lack of security and peace in the home, which is why the workplace gives the native peace of mind. They move far away from home when Ketu is in the 4th house. If they stay in the same city, they face a lot of adversity and damage to their reputation. If there is a lack of support from other planets, they will reject ancestral property due to their own psychological dilemma. Ketu in the 4th house aspects the 8th house. This aspect of Rahu brings sudden changes within the home during Ketu's maha or antar dasha. Secrets of the home are exposed to near and dear ones. There is dissatisfaction from in-laws, and one has to work for joint assets with their spouse. This aspect usually makes the native the sole breadwinner. Interest in the occult is intensified during Ketu's maha or antar dasha if it runs in their 20's. If the native has this placement, and Mars is transiting in the 8th House, one can face car accidents, cuts, or burns. If Venus is in the 8th house, then there can be sexual abuse in childhood. Due to problems at home, one may become fascinated with the process of death. This can make someone a serial killer if the Moon and Mercury are also damaged. Ketu in the 4th house aspects the 12th house. This will drive the person towards isolation and spirituality during Ketu's mahadasha. This also insures that one will settle in foreign lands or have property in foreign lands. If Ketu is debilitated, the native can end up in jail. Debilitated means that Ketu is in an enemy’s sign like Leo, Capricorn, or Cancer, but mainly in the signs of the Sun and Moon. The 4th house represents peace of mind, and if Ketu is in a harsh position, then it can create psychological issues, landing the native in a mental hospital.
Ketu in the 5th house:
The 7 year period of Ketu in the 5th House can make someone a master of politics and creativity; yet distant from academic studies and the performing arts. This also brings about miscarriages or an abortion in a female's chart. Ketu’s placement without any aspects from other planets can show dissatisfaction through children. They may not want to have them at all during such a period. If Jupiter or Mercury aspects Ketu, then one goes into research based education and have children whom they have a past life connection with. There are many unusual situations that happen in relation to the 5th house which discourages the native to pursue things related to it. Without the support of Venus or Jupiter, one can have bad romantic experiences to the point of being stalked. They are lazy about creativity, children, and education. This is also a bland and serious position. The native is constantly looking to make network connections, and doesn't stop to smell the roses.
Ketu in the 5th house aspects the 9th house. This aspect brings a rejection of higher education if Ketu is the only planet which aspects the 9th House. One will get into a power struggles and reject religious philosophy, as well as the mundane philosophy of the world. The native hates rituals and following religious leaders unless they promote spirituality. One lacks teachings of the father perhaps due to traveling for work or education. If Ketu has support from other planets, or Jupiter sits in the 9th house, then one becomes a great researcher. Ketu in the 5th house aspects the ascendant/1st house. This aspect shows that one loses their ego and personality due to past life deeds, children, and academic education. They feel lost, and forced to do things they have no enthusiasm for. This aspect may distance the native after the birth of their child because they lack interest in raising them. If the Moon is in the ascendant, then it can show someone with slightly low I.Q. or depression. Ketu in the 6th house:
This placement of Ketu creates many conflicts in life during the 7 years of its MD, and the native doesn't want to face or resolve those problems. They tend to ignore enemies, diseases, obstacles, and crime, leading them to lose wars to their opponents unless Mars or Saturn give Ketu support. They have expertise in resolving conflicts and taking care of non-profit organizations, but one doesn't have the desire to deal with these matters. They are obsessed with the spirit and psychic world. The native may end up in jail by associating with the illegal business of drugs. They can also associate with thieves, or come into contact with them in Ketu's 7 year journey. The native does not want to be involved in social conflicts, but rather wants to escape into their imagination. If Ketu receives a harsh aspect from Mars or Saturn, then one will be involved in some criminal activity around drugs or chemicals. They are normal people who refuse to partake in social revolutions and matters of society. Ketu in the 6th house aspects the 10th house of career. This aspect takes the native into the field where they are forced to use their psychological ability to heal people. They have unusual situations at work where one can be accused of doing things they never did, or put in a leadership role they never wanted. Usually, a lawsuit at work is seen with this placement. This person would rather be behind the scenes and do routine work. They have no hope for the future, and feel their life will be spent in service and dealing with conflicts they can't escape. The best position for this native would be to work for themselves without anyone around. Ketu in the 6th house aspects the 2nd house of family, wealth, assets, and family history. This aspect shows one's family might be involved in gambling or illegal activities, and the native goes through experiences which psychologically separate them from their family. The family can become the main obstacles in the native's life. They can also suffer from diseases of the throat and mouth. The native has no interest in family affairs or family assets. This can also make someone an alcoholic, or curious about drugs 184
due to peer pressure. Peer pressure stems from enemies of the native who challenge them in a negative way. Ketu in the 7th house:
The native is able to maintain relations with society but has no interest in dealing with them unless forced to during Ketu's 7 year MD. They know how to make deals and partnerships work, but with Ketu, they lose enthusiasm for relationships, marriage, and business partnerships. They rather concentrate on themselves. The native meets many partners, but will suddenly feel dissatisfied by them. They run into situations of physical or sexual abuse, and their partner’s ignorance makes them sick at the idea of a union. If no positive aspect of Jupiter or Venus is upon Ketu, then one loves living a single life. There is also a sense of manipulating the public. Ketu in the 7th house aspects the 11th house. One will lose their friends due to bad relationships, and they are also dissatisfied by their circle of friends because they feel isolated by marriage or partnerships. Since Ketu's energy is about our expertise in past lives, it shows that one can survive the business world by working 185
without the support of networks and friends. Ketu doesn't block gains. Rather, it shows no desire to gain in life except through knowledge and education. If they have younger siblings, there is animosity towards them. The 11th house represents desire, and Ketu may bring a desire for more spiritual than material achievements, unless the 11th Lord is strong or planets are placed in the 11th house, which would minimize the effect of Ketu's aspect. Ketu in the 7th house aspects the 3rd house. This aspect of Ketu shows that there is discomfort from younger siblings and close neighbors, and one has disagreements with their siblings about whom they should marry. Ketu shows separation from younger siblings or no younger siblings in life. If Jupiter is present in the 3rd house, one will find spiritual knowledge through siblings, as well as a spiritual spouse with a long lasting marriage. In the house of communication, Ketu shows a lack of interest in reporting, marketing, and gossiping with family members unless another planet is present. Ketu in the 8th house:
If you feel like leaving and not returning to earth, and think the world is mundane and you just don't fit in it, then you may have Ketu in the 8th house. The 8th house represents death, secrets, underground and occult worlds, revolutions, transformation, surgeries, and accidents. Ketu may beg for support and love from in-laws, but it may never happen in this MD. The native might be the sole bread winner in the family, making joint assets impossible, but Rahu gives enough to the native to sustain multiple families at once. Ketu shows that one was an expert in the occult in past lives, and knows what astrology, tarot, and magic is all about, and during this period such things will surface very strongly. They are drawn towards such mystical sciences. There is hardly any family inheritance, or any attraction to one's family. They love and practice the occult, but are not attached to it like other masters. When the time comes, they let go of it immediately. The 4th, 8th, and 12th houses are about moksha. Ketu in the 8th house aspects the 12th house. This brings a sudden urge to be in isolation and wander in foreign lands for spiritual pursuits. One is forced into isolation, and finds themselves doing research on unusual subjects like UFOs, ghosts, aliens, or even predicting the future. Though Ketu's aspect does not reflect curiosity, it shows automatic expertise and interest from past lives. This is why the 8th house of underworld secrets brings a desire to renounce the world, and go to the final place of souls. If the native moves to foreign lands, they find spiritual connections that are more interesting than staying in their homeland. There is never peace of mind in their home or country. Ketu in the 8th house aspects the 4th house. This brings separation from the mother due to traveling and sudden changes in residence in early life. There is distance and dissatisfaction from the mother, especially if Ketu aspects the Moon, or is in conjunction with the Moon. The native had a deprived childhood, and feels better away from their homeland. If Mars and Ketu both aspect the 4th house, then there is physical abuse from their parents. Since Ketu aspects 187
another moksha house, we can be assured that during Ketu's mahadasha, one completely transforms their life from material to spiritual, which may trigger the life of a yogi or of a spiritual sage. This also brings in paranormal activity at home, during Ketu's mahadasha. In the 8th house, Ketu keeps secrets while aspecting the 4th house. Ketu has domestic secrets which they will not share with anyone, and will try to forget. Ketu in the 9th house:
In the 9th house Ketu rejects religious and philosophical teachings of gurus, rituals, and beliefs in a man made God for its 7 years. Ketu in the 9th is a rebel of religion; a placement common among charts of spiritual people who reject separating the value of souls based on faith. The native hates listening to their father or guru when it comes to teachings of society. They want freedom of expression and religion; perhaps like the chart of the United States of America. This is a great placement for research on cultural and religious affairs, or debunking philosophical subjects. Depending upon the sign, one can be a researcher of science or anthropology. Ketu has no problem preaching. In the 9th house, he preaches against the religious establishment. This also distances the native 188
from their father, but it may not ruin the relationship unless the Sun is in close contact with Ketu, or Ketu is in the 10th house. During Ketu’s period, one can travel for education and spiritual pursuits. They will gain more from spiritual learning than academic learning at this time. Ketu in the 9th house aspects the 1st house. This aspect makes the person skeptical about all things known as “the establishment.” They question the government, and feel that all institutions are suppressing human beings. They are completely detached from such things. There is also dissatisfaction from ritualistic endeavors. Ketu in the 9th house aspects the 5th house. One finds distant relationships with romantic partners and children because of their belief system. They find lovers who are more religious, and incorporated in religious establishments. If Ketu already makes it difficult to achieve a higher education, it makes it even harder to achieve an undergraduate education, in the 5th house. One runs into strict teachers, and dislikes most subjects. These natives do well with spiritual teachings. Ketu in the 10th house:
Ketu in the 10th House can give someone natural leadership abilities, and make them a spiritual leader at work in this 7 year MD period. These natives do not like the media or public attention during such times. There is a need to go inward, in the outer world of the 10th house. They want to work behind the scenes at guiding people, like a real professional would who does not seek fame. They do not care for the limelight, but about success and winning. The problem is the native often rejects the opportunity to succeed in status and career, and would rather live in darkness and isolation. These leaders are not bred in the establishment; they run against it. They are the whistleblowers and revolutionaries who cannot stand the status quo. The person has to face many fluctuations due to Ketu's nature of not caring for status, career, or employment. Ketu in the 10th house aspects the 2nd house. This brings dissatisfaction and misunderstandings within the home and family business. The native has no desire to deal with matters of the family. They would rather give up family assets and not burden themselves. Such people are very direct with family, and what they think of them. If Ketu has an aspect of Jupiter or is in conjunction with Jupiter, then one will try to guide the family towards charity and spiritual pursuits. They may have substantial savings in the bank, and no one may know because they are unpretentious about it. This aspect usually prevents them from receiving family assets, and they may be detached from family early on life to make a living. Ketu in the 10th house aspects the 6th house. This aspect of Ketu brings many enemies and obstacles professionally, which is why they have career fluctuations. Ketu has no desire to deal with enemies, therefore it never cares to fight them, and surrenders easily unless Mars is present in the 6th house, which can be a deadly force. They may not have any opinion about those in poverty, and do not like small pets. Ketu is annoyed because he is 190
forced to deal with matters that are of no interest to him. Ketu in the 10th house might be a good placement for a doctor or healer, since they are unattached to status or fame; they just want to do their service. Ketu in the 11th house:
In the 11th house, Ketu’s MD of 7 years will lead them to reject their friends, network circles and feel the need to be isolated from their support system. The native may lack friends regardless of their needs. The native prefers to live an isolated life. Ketu does not prevent gains, and the native gains much in life. However, they feel empty due to a lack of support from friends. One has a very turbulent relationship with elder siblings, who distance themselves from the native. They feel they have no friends, or don’t need friends to survive. They do not want any leadership roles in large organizations. The native has no desires for material gain; which is why they can actually acquire the most in life. Ketu in the 11th house aspects the 3rd house. Ketu’s aspect brings complete dissatisfaction from media, journalism, and artistic pursuits. They are disconnected from the media and their own 191
artistic skills. Ketu brings no attachment to such things, and this is why they may pursue media and performing arts in a way that many would reject. There is also an awkward relationship with younger siblings. The native has no connection with their neighbors, and if they do, they fight over very small things. Ketu in the 11th house aspects the 7th house. This aspect of Ketu may bring many disappointments in marriage and legal partnerships. The native is incapable of attachment due to bad experiences in friendships and network circles. They don’t trust their network and they do not trust their spouses. This aspect brings very awkward situations with one’s spouse, which sometimes ruins the reputation of the native in public life, as the 7th house represents the public. One will always find some dissatisfaction which will quickly push them away. Ketu in the 12th house:
Ketu in the 12th house is perhaps one of the most positive and influential positions in a birth chart that can manifest itself during the 7 year period of Ketu. Ketu is like a final puzzle piece. The 12th house is the final resting place of the soul which passes from 192
the material world into the spiritual world of other dimensions. Ketu in the 12th house makes the native feel most comfortable and attached to spiritual and isolated places. One has already mastered the art of spirituality in previous lives, whereas this life is about using psychic intuition to defeat enemies and overcome obstacles. This placement is about finishing last minute business with adversaries, paying off debts, and charitable donations to the poor. They are natural philanthropists. The subconscious mind guides them in the right direction. Although their artistic vision and imagination might be blocked, they still know what has to be accomplished to follow a spiritual path. Ketu in the 12th house aspects the 4th house. Ketu's aspect from the 12th house means one had a spiritual upbringing at home. Although things were simple, there was never great attachment to the home or homeland. One’s mother was a major spiritual influence in life, and showed the native how to improve their intuition. This aspect can detach the native from the mother or home at an early age, due to their spiritual or artistic pursuits. They can move to any place and call it home. They always tend to leave home during their Ketu mahadasha, and permanently settle in foreign lands or have the spiritual life of a yogi. Ketu in the 12th aspects the 8th house. This aspect of Ketu on the 8th house shows that one is aware of the process of death and reincarnation, and is not bothered by it. They have a sense of completion in life, where the 8th house becomes a 3-dimensional game of this realm. Ketu is the natural karaka of occult knowledge, and when it aspects to the house of the occult, they have a natural gift of guiding people through special powers like psychic vision, touch healing, astrology, tarot, or mind reading. Ketu is about detachment, which means the native may have a distant relationship with in-laws and assets gained through marriage. In the 12th house, Ketu finally becomes a guide for those who are fearful of sudden events like death and surgeries. Ketu eases the pain of others. 193
Important Note for the Beginner Now that you know how a planet will react from each house in their major time periods, we can take the same meaning of planets and apply it during their Antar, Pratyaantar, and even Sookshma dashas. When reading a major and sub-period of a planet you want to see what type of yogas they are forming, especially with each other. Do the two planets aspect each other, exchange each others signs, exchange each others nakshatras, or is only one planet looking at the other planet? You also want to notice if any planet is transiting and impacting one or all of the sub-period planets, especially the first 3 (Maha, Antar, and Prayantar) periods.
The Other Time Periods: In Vedic astrology there are actually more than 65 time cycles known as dashas. Currently the modern man only uses 26 dasha systems due to the lost manuscripts, or simply such knowledge is kept secret in many astrological and religious families. I believe what we know of Vedic Astrology today is only about 25% of what is out there. It's simply the watered down version of our genius sages. But even with the watered down version, the human mind is capable of unlocking many secrets of this science and can make extremely accurate predictions of the date of an event. This book is based on the “king" of time periods known as the Vimshottari Mahadasha. Is it really the king of time periods? I believe not. I believe it's just a pop culture saying that has been passed on for decades, like the use of gemstones in Vedic Astrology. A good astrologer should use at least 2-3 time cycle systems to verify the event. I will not be discussing these time cycles in detail here, but you should at least know that there are other layers of time working in this single dimension we call our lives. If the MD and AD shows an accident in a certain year, perhaps the other time cycle might also show a sudden gain of wealth in the same year. It could be that winning an insurance claim from the accident wasn't seen through the MD, but was seen through a different time cycle. As mentioned the #1 time cycle is Vimshottari Mahadasha, but below are some of the other time cycles I am familiar with: Chara dasha Kaal chakara dasha Yogini dasha Shoola dasha Lagna Kendradi dasha 195
Shri Lagna Kendradhri dasha Panchottari dasha Niryanna dasha Mandook Dasha Sthira Dasha Ashtottari Dasha Navamsa Dasha Shodashottari Dasha Drig Dasha The list goes on. I can confidently say I have not researched on 80% of these dasha systems. Perhaps in my future life I will be able to spend more time. Just the mastering of one Dasha to 99.9% accuracy can take an entire life time. I usually work with Chara Dasha, and Yogini Dasha. These two dasha systems require their own book due to the vast amount of information around them.
Chart Study: This is a chart of random person from my Facebook page. I asked people to send me their birth information without telling me any details, and I would do their chart studies in my book. Due to privacy issues their birth details and names are not being disclosed. As much as the birth information is not private information in a general sense, it's an extremely private issue in the astrological sense. It's like taking someone's personal journal without their permission and showing it to the world. Example 1: BIRTH CHART
We will begin the study of this chart with the first full MD of Venus, which began from 1960-1980, when they were only 3 years old. Venus is in the 9th house in Ashwini Nakshatra, conjunct Mercury, Sun, and Ketu, while receiving the aspect of Jupiter. Venus is also in an exchange yoga with Mars as they both have exchanged each other signs. When the 9th Lord and 10th Lord exchange signs it's known as a Dharma Karma Adipathi yoga. Venus also rules the 3rd and 10th house in this horoscope, and creates a Raj yoga with the Sun, as well as a Raj yoga by the aspect of Jupiter, the 5th lord. 199
Venus is also less than 2 degrees apart from the Sun, being burnt. I do not like using the term combust because it hasn't proven to me by the sheer meaning of it, but being burnt means Venus is extremely HOT, but can still perform it's duty. The 20 year period of the native would not have any material pleasure, but they began their spiritual journey from a very early age. Venus would initiate the native in higher studies, learning philosophy, devotion to the father and God, and traveling to long distance places to learn higher dharma. This is a day birth and that means Venus automatically becomes strong. Venus would provide the native with passion towards higher knowledge and understanding the discipline which comes through gurukul. Venus being in Ashwini Nakshatra, which is ruled by Ketu, with Ketu sitting with Venus indicates that the native would have great enthusiasm towards leaning about medical science, tarot, and occult matters. The divine grace of Jupiter upon the 9th house suggests that the native walks on a dharmic and pure path of learning, even though Venus is the lord of a trik bhava (the 3rd Lord), which the classics say is a malefic house. Knowing this we can see that one will have to put their own effort into attaining knowledge and that nothing will come easy. Venus ruling the 3rd and 10th houses and sitting in the 9th house shows that the agenda of the two houses will be displayed in the 9th house. The native will have a distant relationship from their nearby families, cousins, and siblings. Venus being so close to the Sun shows that one may not enjoy the company of younger siblings, maybe getting separated from them very early on, or they may not have younger siblings at all. Rahu in the 3rd house usually shows that the native is the youngest in the family. 200
Venus naturally will make the native creative regardless of what they study in their life. There will be a natural tendency to express themselves creatively. They would naturally love to travel and experience different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. The karaka of the 9th house, Jupiter, is extremely well placed, and even aspects the 9th house. This makes the foundation of Venus even stronger. Due to the extreme close conjunction with the Sun, the native will feel overpowered by the demands of the father. The Father, Guru, or fatherly figure would play the major role in the native's development. Duty and discipline would be the first and foremost law to learn, as Saturn also aspects the 9th house via Rashi aspect. In this chart we see a yoga occurring known as “Virinchi Yoga”, a yoga of a person who will eventually walk the path of spirituality. This yoga occurs when both Jupiter and Saturn are in kendras and the 5th lord is strong in the 5th, 1st, or 9th house. In her case, Jupiter is the 5th lord in the ascendant, which is also a kendra position. Saturn is in the 4th house in a kendra position as well. Kendras are the 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th houses in Vedic Astrology. The Dharma Karma Adipathi yoga between Mars and Venus shows that one will take up religious or spiritual responsibilites as part of their work. We must also look at the dispositor of Venus to see how the foundation of Venus is. Venus is in the sign of Aries, ruled by Mars. Mars is in the 10th house, the most powerful house, where it naturally feels exalted. This shows Venus's path would be aiming towards career and an attaining an authoritative position in life. Venus is conjunct Ketu, Mercury, and the Sun. This means the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 11th houses will also be a focal point during this period. Mercury holds the 2nd house of family, earnings, and 201
wealth; as well as the 11th house of gains, hopes, wishes, and desires. The family of this native would travel to a distant place to provide nourishment to the native in their early stages. Their desire will be to learn higher knowledge and attain post a graduate education. They will also make friends in distant places, especially in religious, spiritual, or educational environments. Ketu co-ruling the 4th house of happiness, mother, and the homeland shows there will be separation from family and the things familiar to them. Saturn sitting in the 4th house shows there was a lack of happiness and nourishment from the home or mother, but the mother was a highly spiritual person, due to the Moon being in the 5th house with the aspect of Jupiter. There would be too much discipline and rules that the native would have to follow within the home. Venus is 5th from the Moon which again shows the 20 year period will focus on education, creative self-expression, and learning subjects where one can become a counselor, like a psychologist, lawyer, or a healthcare consultant. There is a natural need for romance from an early age. It's the hope of romance, love, and creative self-expression that keeps the native going during this period; as Venus (from the mind's perspective) becomes a great creative savior. The reason we can see great needs for romantic encounters from an early age is because in the navamsa chart, Venus is in the 7th house with the aspect of Jupiter (karaka of husband) and this is the chart of a female. With respect to career, the native wants to express themselves creatively in an exotic and unique way as Venus is conjunct Rahu in the D-10 chart of the career. Regardless of what the native is doing the first 20 years of their lives, they would dream about doing creative things. Finally, in the D60 chart, known as the Shashtiamsha, which holds the final say on any and everything, Venus is sitting in the 12th 202
house in Gemini… if the time of birth is accurate, because the D60 chart changes every 2 minutes. Venus here shows that for 20 years the native will be all about creative imagination, communication, and traveling to foreign places. Venus is in the hora of the Sun, which shows Venus is more receptive towards the father during the 20 year period. From Venus's perspective (making Venus the ascendant) the 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 12th houses become strong, and so the native doesn't need to put too much effort in dealing with these houses. This is another point we must know, the “Dasha Lagna". The Dasha Lagna is when we make the current MD planet as the ascendant. Wherever they are placed, take their sign as the ascendant and see the chart from that perspective. From Venus's perspective relationships and the need for them becomes very important and the native does attract people for love interests even at an early age, though they might not do anything. Since Saturn is in the 8th from Venus, this shows one will have a hard time expressing their emotions. One may carry plenty of psychological baggage during this period on behalf of the mother and home, since Saturn originally is sitting in the 4th house from the ascendant. SUN MAHADASHA: After Venus would be the Sun MD for 6 years from 1980-1986. The Sun is in the 9th house with Venus, in the nakshatra of Ashwini, which shows the energy of the Venus MD would somewhat carry on in the Sun period, due to them being in the same house. But this period is going to be all about ego development and becoming authoritative. The native would shape their personality after the father. They will be eager to learn about self-development and becoming Sattwic towards their health; this is because the Sun rules the ascendant, the 1st house, which is the body, self, ego, self-esteem, and health. 203
The development of the ego will come with a price of hard discipline, duty, and commitment to higher studies and religious activities, as Saturn aspects the 9th house with it's rashi aspect. The father would gain high honors and positions in society, but will also suffer through ego battles with the spouse and the condition within the home itself. The Sun is beautifully exalted so the native will have an easier time adjusting to the life of learning and attaining post-grad education. From the Moon, the Sun is in the 5th house indicating strong achievements in education and creative activities. One becomes quite competitive with their class mates, and wants to be the best at what they do. In relationships of all kinds, the native will suffer from a scattered ego and arguments due to self-pride. The 24th year may see the native get married, but it has nothing to do with the Sun MD itself. It's another technique of Bhrigu jyotish I am applying. But the Sun conjunction with Rahu in the navamsa will crash the ego, or make the native disillusioned about marriage. Career wise, the native would shine and be honored in their field as the Sun is conjunct Jupiter in the ascendant of the D10 chart. They would've found great inspiration during this period towards their professional goals and agendas. Being a Rajasic sign, it will greatly help the native enjoy their position. Being born in the daytime, the Sun automatically becomes strong. Overall a period of great responsibility is upon the native and their father, as well as dealing with foreign gurus and teachers as the Sun is with Rahu and Saturn in the D60 chart. Due to the aspect of Jupiter upon the 9th house, however, suggests their will be more achievements than punishment.
The Sun is in the hora of the Sun itself, so it will overall bring a good period for academic success. Making the Sun the ascendant shows one will be prideful during the time of the Sun, and the aspect of Saturn and Jupiter through Parashara and Rashi aspects will maintain the Sun's sanity. MOON MAHADASHA: The next period will be that of the Moon, from 1986-1996. The Moon is in the 5th house in Mula nakshatra, receiving the aspect of Jupiter, Mars, and Ketu. The 10 year period of the Moon will be quite mixed. First due to being in the 5th house, there will be great focus and enjoyment from children and in having children. There will also be feelings of isolation and abandonment from the family members, this is due to Saturn being 12th from the moon. The subconscious mind will always be troubled by thoughts of home, the mother, and dealing with issues of the mother. Sitting in Mula nakshatra, the mind naturally feels isolated but will always be attracted towards doing research based studies, as the nakshatra lord is in the 9th house. Jupiter's aspect will always keep the native hopeful of the future and inspired to raised children along with pursuing higher education. But the 10 year period of the Moon will keep the native occupied within the home, and putting all their energy and courage into raising children, as Mars aspects the Moon. This also gives the Moon the stubbornness to deal with matters of children and education. The relationship of the native would be okay in standings. The Moon sitting with Venus in the navamsa will suck the energy of Venus, making Venus dry like a desert. This is especially so since the dispositor of Venus and Mercury in the Navamsa is in the 12th house, with Ketu, in the karmic sign of Scorpio. Jupiter aspecting the 7th house becomes a saving grace, where even feeling abandoned in marriage, the native would still be able to carry on the marriage. 205
In the career front, there will be great scientific research being done, and an interest in higher philosophical learning becomes an addendum to the native's profession. Overall, the Moon will feel introverted, hiding emotions, taking great interest in the occult and mystical studies, but being emotionally drained. The focus of life will be two-fold, children and studies, as from the Moon chart itself, Jupiter is in the 9th house, and Ketu is in the 5th house. These are the Moon's two dispositors. The native would act as a teacher and counselor to people from all walks of life during this time period. MARS MAHADASHA: The Mars period would run from 1996-2003 for this person, as Mars MD runs for 7 years. This will be the time when the native will put a lot into the workplace. They will be energetic, competitive, and willing to take on any authoritative task professionally. Mars receives the aspect of Saturn and Rahu via rashi aspect. This is the period of Raj yoga status, as Mars, the yogakaraka, single handedly creates a Raj yoga. In this chart particularly, it also becomes part of a dharma karma adipathi yoga, and creates a Raj yoga with Saturn. Although from Parashara this is not the strongest of Yogas, as the best yoga for a Leo ascendant is between the Sun, Mars, and Jupiter. Saturn does give a burst of workaholic energy to Mars, but Mars keeps its composure, as being in the rajasic sign of Taurus, Mars takes pleasure and comfort in the workspace and doesn't feel the need to throw others from their throne. Mars is at a medium temper but is willing to work. The dispositor of Mars, Venus, is in the 9th house, which shows Mars will be involved in higher education or working in a university type of setting.
Mars is in its own nakshatra of Mirgshira, which is the searching star. In this period Mars puts it's energy into searching for meaning at work, and in researching in a scientific field. Sitting in it's own nakshatra, Mars becomes strong and provides stability to the native. Mars is in the hora of the Sun due to its degree placement, but Mars is in the 10th house which is the house controlled by the Moon hora; so Mars gains strength but feels the need to work during the night with such a placement. The native would feel more energetic after sunset. The native takes a center stage in their marriage and relationships but this is due to the respect they get at work, since Mars is in the 10th house of the Navamsa. There would be an increase in reputation for the person, and a lot of time spent at work, as opposed to dealing with the task of marriage. Mars finds a great deal of strength in controlling the lives of children and in bringing transformation to them by making them competitive. This is due to Mars being in the 5th house in Scorpio in the D60 chart. Mars finds a great amount of joy in service and in creating professional relationships, as it sits in the 6th house of the D10. This is the placement where Mars destroys his enemies at work by working with diplomacy. During Mars's period, the major focus and attention will go towards working behind the scenes in hospitals or laboratory settings and places, as Ketu, Mercury, Venus, and the Sun go into the 12th house. Marriage brings in a lot of responsibilities and a lack of passion, as Saturn goes to the 7th house in Scorpio. There is more attention being paid to building joint assets and finances, then there is to passion. Study from the Moon:
From the Moon, Venus is in the 9th house as well, so it will give the same results from her mind's perspective and from her emotional self. The same goes for the Sun, Mercury, and Ketu period. From the ascendant and the Moon chart, they are controlling the same houses. The Moon MD would also be the same since the Moon is in the ascendant during her time of birth. From the Moon, Mars goes into the 6th house. Being the lord of the 4th and 9th from the ascendant would give struggles with the home life and higher education. Mars will prevail victoriously though, as being a malefic in the 6th, he would destroy all obstacles and enemies. But from the Moon, Mars controls the 5th house and the 12th house. Lots of effort would be needed to raise children during this period. Raising children would affect the native's muscles, but children would be very competitive during this period, regardless of their own dasha at work. The native will also focus on their health through spiritual sourness and will be dealing with healing others. Saturn looking at Mars from 12th house will bring money through service and work. Lots of effort would be required to maintain work. There would also be foreign trips taken, or the native will feel a bit lost in regards to their family. From the Moon, Rahu is in the 11th house. Rahu would bring about unusual friendships and connections with people, both professionally and personally. The native's material desires would also be accomplished during this period, as Rahu, the great malefic, is in an upachaya house from the Moon. Co-ruling the 3rd house from the Moon, Rahu will bring gains to and from siblings if there are any. The Dasha Lagna: If we take this native’s Mars and make it the ascendant and study the chart from Mars, we will see naturally that Mars is on the head. Ketu, Venus, Mercury, and the Sun go into the 12th from the 208
Moon. This period will show great energy being put behind the scenes working in either hospitals, laboratories, or isolated places. One will feel a loss of self due to work, since Taurus is the sign from the Dasha lagna. Saturn being the 7th from Mars shows a lot of discipline, structure, and duty will be required to maintain marriage and deal with the spouse. There could be a sudden attainment of property or a move from the dwelling place, due to Jupiter being the 4th from Mars and ruling the 8th and 11th houses. There will be overall optimism within the home, which will balance out relations with the spouse. Rahu as the dasha lagna will show great passion and love for the spouse and a main focus will be in building financial assets with the spouse. The Moon being 3rd from Rahu shows that the mind will be focused on information, writing, and media. There will be lots of short travels during the 18 year period, knowing that the Moon is the karaka of travel, and the 3rd house is a house of travel. There will be gains through service, jobs, and writing, as Jupiter will be 11th from Rahu, ruling the 3rd and 6th house. The Family will be on a budget and one will be implementing rules and laws within the home, which will be followed with discipline as Saturn goes to the 2nd from the house. There will be an attainment of jewelry and gems, while gains will also come through chemicals, medicine, and dealing with research. Antar Dashas: Let's take some antar dashas from each MD I mentioned so that you can understand how to study sub-periods. The Moon-Mars period from March 1987- October of 1987: This period will have a tendency towards getting pregnant as Mars rules the 9th house of children and aspects the Moon back in the 5th house. There could be a focus on work and research, but not 209
for long. The native will be quite agitated and aggressive towards work conditions since Mars is directly influencing the mind. There can be success at work but the main focus of the native would be to have children. This antar dasha between the Moon and Mars is natural, for this is why it will give neutral results. In studying dashas, Mars and the Moon become temporal enemies, but since they are good friends, they stay neutral to each other. This concept is part of Vedic Astrology, as any planet 3 places from the left and 3 places from the right become temporary friends, and the rest are enemies. When two best friends are near each other, (less than 3 houses apart) then that major and sub-period brings great results. If enemies become temporal friends, then they stay neutral to each other. If two enemies become temporal enemies as well, then the period can bring great challenges and struggles. There will be issues related to the mother's health as well, since the 6th lord is in the 4th house, looking at Mars, while sitting in Mars's house. The Moon-Rahu period from 10-21-1987 to 4-21-1989: Rahu and the Moon are 3 houses apart, we know the Moon is a bitter enemy of Rahu, but in this case they are temporal friends; they both become neutral to each other. This period of Rahu and the Moon will be all about doing creative and artistic things. Rahu will make the native attain creative skills with their hands, as well as get interested in media, movies, and art. The native will also take trips to exotic places within the city or state limit. Moon-Jupiter from 4-21-1989 to 4-21-1990: This is perhaps the best period of the native's life. There will be the birth of children, and feelings of inspiration, wisdom, optimism, and hopefulness. The native will be recognized in their field of work and have great luck if children are born. The spouse's career will also flourish. The native can also discover things at work which others may not be able to find, as the 8th lord is in the 1st
house. Jupiter will help expose hidden enemies during this period, but mainly it's a period of prosperity. Rahu-Saturn from 6-26-2008 to 5-2-2011: During this period, the native will be forced to deal with psychological issues related to the Mother. The Mother's health will also be in question, as Saturn rules the 6th house. There will be a battle fought within the home or relating to the mother. Extreme amounts of competitive spirit will also be there at work, and long hours of work may keep the native away from home. The spouse may also get involved in the mess and fight related to the native's mother or home. Interest in politics will surely be there. There will be a pilgrimage taken during this time as well, since the nakshatra lord of Saturn is in the 9th house. I hope this one example has given an in-depth understanding of how you can judge a mahadasha. The study of this concept cannot be more simplified. If you know even the basics of astrology up to the nakshatra then you can easily see a the current planetary time period and see how it's operating in the native's life.
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