Generally, we see that some
people are ‘born with a Silver
spoon’ in the sense that they are
always lucky and get whatever
they want in life. Most often, such
people are not so religious in
nature as well, although there are
exceptions. But, some others who
are not only very devout, but also
used to observing all sorts of
religious practices regularly
including daily prayers to Gods,
fasts and festivals, etc keep
complaining repeatedly about their
problems in life, despite such
observances. But, in many
cases, we also hear that such
sufferings were mitigated by the
performance of certain remedial
measures, recommended to them
by their Guides or family
Astrologers. The cause for all
such varied experiences in life is
nothing but the effect of our past
karmas (actions), the nature of
which is reflected in our
horoscopes. Therefore, by
examining a chart we would be
able to know whether a native is
destined to enjoy comforts and/or
suffer in life, besides the scale of
Yoga or the nature and
seriousness of the problems. When
there is any problem, whether
there is any remedy to it or not
can also be known.
A careful analysis of the
horoscope and a proper synthesis of all the relevant observations reveal clearly not only the nature of
problems, but also their cause and possibility of making amends to them.
The inherent potential of a horoscope that supports remedies to work
effectively can be assessed, only after tracing and assessing the nature
and scale/severity of past karmic influences, which are the main causes
for our problems in present life and knowing before hand the 'Divine
Grace' of a native, which guides and faciltates the fruition of human
effort. Let us discuss these concepts in detail in this article.
Tracing the past karmic influences
We know that a fire cannot be put-out without knowing its source.
Similarly, we can try to make amends for our mistakes, only when we
are aware of our wrong doings. On the same lines, if and only if we
know the actual reasons for all our problems in life, we can perform
suitable remedies to them. Veerasimhaavalokanam, a classic on
Ayurveda, states as -
"Karmaprakopena kadhaachidheke Doshaprakopena bhacanthi jaanye
Thathaapare praanishu karmadoshaprakopajaah kaayamanovikaarah"
Meaning : Diseases of the body or mind can be the result of imbalance
of the Humours or due to sins in past births (karma) or due to both.
(Translation by Sri. K.Narayanan).This means that all our sufferings
(as well as luck) in the present life are due to the effects of our deeds in
past lives. If so, is it possible to identify these past karmic effects in a
horoscope, astrologically? An emphatic ‘yes’ is the answer. Let us discuss
In Phaladeepika (Chapter.14, Verse. 24), it is stated that the lord of
the 9th house indicates all about a native’s past birth, while all information
about his future birth is revealed by the planet owning the 5th. According
to Saravali, (ch.3, sl.26/27), one’s past merits should be estimated
from the 9th house. The following note by Late Sri. J.N.Bhasin, an
illustrious author on Astrology, to his translation of Slokas 35 to 39 of
Chapter 3 of Sarvartha Chinthamani is of special significance in this
context: “… The capacity to understand & know the future is given
by the excellence of the 5th house & its lord, for the 5th house relates
to “future” as distinct from the 9th house which relates to the past
(having crossed the horizon before birth).” Hence, first let us
understand the role of these two houses in a better way, as it helps us to
trace the past karmic imprints in a horoscope.
Tracing the past karmic influences in a horoscope is to be done in two stages. i.e., first the 5th
and 9th houses of the chart are to be examined to know the native’s overall karmic impacts
in this present life and then the 5th & 9th houses to the particular house signifying the
specific area of life to be assessed must be examined and all these observations have to be
evaluated together and final conclusions must be drawn.
The 5th house (Poorva punya) signifies not only the
sum and substance of all the past karmic actions of an
individual, but also their fruits to be enjoyed in
subsequent births. That is, 5th house indicates the
source (Sanchita Karma), from which the birth
emanates. In other words, one’s future depends on
the 5th house. The 9th house signifies one’s Prarabda,
which happens to be a part of the original resources
brought forward at birth to enjoy as Luck in the
present life. That is, what a particular native is destined
to get in this life based on his own past karmas is
governed by 9th house. In other words, 9th house
indicates as to what is in store for a native in this
present life based on his past deeds.
It follows from
the above that the 5th house is the central fulcrum
among the Trines, which exerts its direct influences
on the Ascendant (birth of the self) on one side and
the 9th house (signifying his luck and Prarabda)
on the other side.
Thus, by analysing both the 5th and
9th houses, we can get a clue on the over-all nature of
karmic influences in a chart.
Applying the same analogy, it can be concluded that
the 5th house to any house would indicate the
source, from which the results of a house originate
(or the cause for a particular nature/type of results)
while the 9th house from any house would indicate,
as to what can be expected in respect of that house
in the present birth. Thus, by examining the houses
in Trine to a particular house, we can trace the
karmic imprints on that particular house also.
To summarise, tracing the past karmic influences in a
horoscope is to be done in two stages. i.e., first the 5th
and 9th houses of the chart are to be examined to
know the native’s overall karmic impacts in this
present life and then the 5th & 9th houses to the
particular house signifying the specific area of life
to be assessed must be examined and all these
observations have to be evaluated together and
final conclusions must be drawn.
Fewer the sins, lesser the pains
As per the basic principles of Predictive Astrology,
the occupancy, aspect, conjunctional and other
influences of benefic planets give auspicious results, while that of the malefic planets only create problems
and sufferings in life, owing to the various types of
afflictions and adverse yogas (combinations) caused
by them in the chart. It is an obvious fact that the
severity of afflictions is commensurate with the
seriousness of the sins committed in past lives and
that the strength of benefic Yogas depends on the scale
of benevolent deeds (punya). As we already know,
there are hundreds of benefic yogas and malefic
combinations named as Doshas (blemishes), Shapas
(curses), Arishtas (afflictions to longevity and wellbeing),
Badhas (troubles), Avayogas like Kemadruma,
Kalasarpa, Sakata, Jataka bhanga yogas, etc, which
are possible in the horoscopes, depending on the past
karmas. As a result of these, a person keeps suffering
in life in one or the other way. When each of these
special combinations present in a horoscope is examined
in detail for its results, we get clear clues regarding
the scale of Yoga or the severity of an affliction. If the
adverse influences are more, it means that more sins
are committed in past lives as a result of which, more
serious problems and sufferings are encountered by a
native in his present life. Lesser the adversities in a
chart, fewer are the sins and lesser are the pains,
problems and sufferings. Undoubtedly, absence of any
blemish in the chart is an excellent thing that could
happen to a native in life, as it ensures problem-free
Knowing the Divine Grace
According to Vedic belief, each and everything in
our lives (rather, the whole universe) is controlled by
‘the Divine Will’ and, nothing happens in our lives
without ‘his Grace’, although within the limits of
Providence, set by our past karmas. It means to say
that even if a person has to get relief from his
problems in life, it is absolutely necessary that he
is blessed by the Grace of the Divine, which paves
way for the human effort to bear fruits. The
presence of Divine Grace in a chart provides the basic
strength that is required to the native to endure his pains
and problems, and tide over the difficult times with more
courage and confidence. Besides, it facilitates the native
in getting ‘the right help from the right people’ for
Before assessing the possibility of remedy in a horoscope, it is necessary to know whether it
possesses any of the combinations which promise the Divine Grace to a native, so that we
would be able to understand whether the path of the remedy would be easy or difficult and
whether the native would be blessed with ultimate success or not.
overcoming the difficulties. Hence, before assessing the
possibility of remedy in a horoscope, it is necessary to
know whether it possesses any of the combinations
which promise the Divine Grace to a native, so that we
would be able to understand whether the path of the
remedy would be easy or difficult and whether the native
would be blessed with ultimate success or not.
According to Jataka Deshmarga (Chapter 16, Verse
7&8), one’s Divine Grace should be determined through
the presence of the following special factors in a nativity :
i) Birth in Vargottamamsa.
ii) Occupancy of benefics in veshisthana (2nd house
iii) Presence of benefics in Kendra and Trikona Rasis.
iv) Karakas occupying Kendra, positions with respect
to the Ascendant or Moon.
v) Presence of Vasumathi, Mahabhagya , Mahapurusha
vi) Presence of strong benefics in 9th house.
vii) Strength of 9th house itself.
In addition, we find the following points in Jataka
Deshmarga (Chapter 16):
i) The native in whose birth chart the lord of 9th house
is posited in the Ascendant, the 3rd or the 9th house itself
and is also strong or exalted simultaneously, is a shreshta
manava i.e., a great person. (Verse 9).
ii) A native’s Punya (religious merit) or Papa (sin)
should be determined through the presence of benefics
or malefics in the 9th house or their aspect over that
house respectively (Verse 10).
These clues are very useful in practical cases, in
assessing the basic potential for remedy in a nativity. It
is needless to emphasize that a native whose horoscope
has more number of these combinations indicating the
Divine Grace would eventually be a blessed person in
one or the other way. Even if a problem is encountered,
it would be temporary only. In other words, the presence
of Divine Grace in a chart ensures remedy by ‘a smooth
track’, without much pains or sufferings and hence, it is
desirable in a horoscope.
Assessing the potential for remedying the
The possibility of a remedy depends on one more
important factor i.e., the nature and gravity of the sins
committed in past lives. According to Dharma Shastras,
Sins (papas) are committed in three ways viz., Manasaa
(with the mind), Vaachaa (with words) and Kaayena
(with the body). The results of manasika papas are
suffered by the mind, those of vaachika papas by word
and those of kaayika papas with the body. The results
of these papas are experienced either in the present
birth or in paraloka or in future birth, or some now and
some later. According to Prasna Marga, there will be
signs such as physical or mental deformities or diseases
in the human beings as reminders of their past sins
(Chapter 23). The Smritis (Eg. Manu Smriti,
Yagnavalkiya smrithi, Parashara smriti, etc) classify sins
into 5 Maha-pa-thakas (great sins), 47 upa-paathakas
(sub-sins) and hundreds of Shareeraka papas (bodily
According to Karma theory, these sins are
further classified into 3 types as follows :
1.Dhruda Karma : Sins, which are very serious
and cause permanent adverse results, for which
no remedy will be effective, in changing the
adversity. The Maha-paatakas and upapaatakas
may be included in this category.
2.Dhrudaadhruda Karma : Sins, which are not
so serious as above, but still deserve punishment
for some time and cause semi- permanent adverse
results for a fixed duration of time and then allow
relief from it afterwards. In such cases only,
remedies work for mitigating the negative results.
The shareerika and Vaachika papas may be
included in this category.
3.Adhruda Karma : Sins, which are not serious
and cause temporary and negligible adverse
results for a short time, for which either no
remedy is generally required or the problem itself
occurs with a remedy also. The manasika papas,
which do not cause serious physical damages,
may be grouped under this category.
In KP Reader Vol. II (Pages – 30 to 33), Prof.
K.S.Krishnamurthy provides the following clues for
identifying these karmas in the horoscopes, based
on the operating Dasa periods and Sub-periods at
the time of consultancy :
This clue is found to be very useful. But, the
following rule (based on the above mentioned clue
and borne out of my experience of practicing
Astrology for over the past 1½ decades) is found to
be very effective in assessing the potential for
remedy in a horoscope: “In any nativity, if there
is any connection (five levels of sambandha as
per Phaladeepika (sl.30, ch.15)) among the three
trines and their lords with Sun, Moon, Jupiter
and the 11th house or its lord, then the native
will perform suitable remedies during the
associated Dasa periods and sub-periods, which
either redress or mitigate effectively the
problems faced by the native in different areas
of his life for which those remedies are
performed by him”. This rule is tested in hundreds
of charts and found to be 100% correct in all cases.
As corollaries to this rule, the following points are
also to be remembered :
- In the horoscopes of those who have done Dhruda
karma, the Dasanatha, the Bhuktinatha, Lagna and
Moon will be devoid of the benefic aspect from
Jupiter and from the lord of the 9th house, which
indicates the virtuous deeds done in the previous
- In the horoscopes of those, who have done
Dhruda Aadhruda Karma, either the Lagna or Moon
or Dasanatha or Bhuktinatha will receive
favourable aspects from either Jupiter or lord of 9th
house or both.
- In the horoscopes of those, who have done
Adhruda Karma, Guru or lord of 9th house will be in
the Lagna or conjoined with Moon or Dasanatha or
Bhuktinatha. Such people will enjoy life, though they
do not perform any shanthi nor pray nor donate for
the good cause in this birth.
Thus, before examining the possibility of a
remedy in a horoscope, it is advisable to first
trace and understand the past karmic
influences in a chart, which happen to be the
trouble-makers in our lives. Also, in order to
know the possibility of remedies to our
problems, we must first find out whether a
native is supported by the Divine Grace for
performing the remedies and then we must
examine whether his efforts in performing
remedies would be effective or not by using
the rules given above.
- i) Out of the 11 parameters mentioned above, if 6
or more get inter-connected, then the remedy works
fast and the native would be able to feel the
difference in a short duration of time.
- If 3 to 5 parameters get inter-connected, then
the remedy works, only after a cognizable delay and
the native would be able to feel the difference in a
- iii) If less than 3 parameters only get interconnected,
then the remedy works, only after a long
delay and the native would still be able to feel the difference when the change results to him.
- iv) If there is no such inter-connection at all, there
is a remote possibility of any remedy.
- v) When the interconnection is purely related to
the planet Moon, then the native would only derive
mental satisfaction by performing the remedies
although there may/may not be any material benefits
from the remedies performed.
- vi) The involvement of 11th house or its lord in the
inter-connections would ensure accomplishment of
the purpose, for which a purpose-oriented remedy
- vii) The favourable link of 3rd house/its lord with
these parameters would render additional support
in orienting the native’s effort to the desired
When one is suffering due to various reasons, an
apprehension crops up invariably and keeps boggling
one’s mind as to how long the problems would
continue and one would certainly be longing for its
end. Quite obviously, under such circumstances, the
person concerned would be very anxious to know
his future as well. If this anxiety is to be cleared as
an Astrologer, we need to examine his horoscope
for certain additional clues besides identifying the
potential for relief and remedy in the chart. The
factors indicating whether a native is generally lucky
or unfortunate, whether there are any combinations
which mar the horoscope in general, whether there
is any possibility of the adverse results of one planet
getting neutralized by another planet, etc need to be
known in order to assess whether the native would
be ultimately free from his problems or not. The
following points would be very useful for this
If Jupiter,Venus and Mercury are posited in the Ascendant,10th, 5th, 4th and/or 9th houses (jointly
or severally), they will remove one lakh blemishes in the chart, just as the rising Sun dispels
the darkness. Jupiter cancels all the evils of the native created by the planets, if posited in the
Ascendant and is powerful in Shadvargas remaining without Combustion.
1. Bhagyavan ( lucky person): Generally, some
people are very lucky in life and get what they
desire, if the following combinations are present
in their horoscopes :
i) The Ascendant is strong by the influence of
either benefic Jupiter or its lord or the occupancy
of exalted/friendly planets in it, without the direct
influence of any inimical or debilitated planet.
ii) There is any of the special combination like
Pancha Mahapurusha yogas, Dharma-
Karmadhipatya Rajayoga and other Rajayogas,
iii) If the 5th house from the Ascendant and
Moon-sign are Movable signs and Moon occupies
the 5th house, then the native will enjoy a wealthy
and comfortable life, using the riches accumulated
by his father also.
iv) If 9th lord is strongly posited in the chart and
its sign dispositor occupies an angular house, then
the native will live happily in his house with all
comforts, and his father will be a very rich and
v) All malefic planets are posited in Upachaya
vi)Trines are occupied by benefic planets.
vii) Angles are occupied by debilitated planets
with the aspect of benefics, etc.,
viii) If 9th lord is in own house or occupies 7th
or 11th house along with its lord, which happens
to be its friend or if 7th & 11th lords are conjoined
with benefics in friendly houses or if 9th lord and
Ascendant lord are conjoined in the houses of
benefic planets, then the native will live as a rich
and wealthy man, till the end of his life.
The native having any of the above combinations is
to be considered as a Bhagyavan, as he would be
generally favoured by Fate. More the number of
combinations better would be his luck. The problems,
if any, faced by him would be of temporary nature,
as the adverse results are experienced, only in certain
unfavourable Dasa periods; once the unfavourable
period ends, the problems will also come to an end.
Hence, it should be first checked from the horoscope
whether the problems are temporary and also, as to
when it would come to an end (based on Dasa
periods). In such cases, the fore-knowledge that the
problem is a temporary one is itself very re-assuring
and will boost the morale of the native. If they perform
suitable remedial measures, it would surely reduce
the severity of the pains and sufferings.
2. Sadha dukkhi (always unhappy): A few persons
always remain unhappy about something or the other
in life. They would not be able to see the brighter
side of things and would always be worried about
almost everything in their lives owing to the following
combinations in their charts :
i. Malefic planets posited in the Ascendant.
ii. 4th house and 4th lord under the influence of malefic
iii. 4th lord posited in the Navamsa of malefics and in
iv. Sun and Mars are conjoined in the chart with 4th
lord occupying a malefic amsa, without any benefic
v. Sun, Rahu and Mercury posited in the 5th house
with Mars in the 4th and Saturn in the 8th house.
vi. Saturn posited in the Ascendant, and Mars
occupying the 6th house with Rahu in the 8th house.
vii. Lagnalord or Moon hemmed between malefic
viii. A native will be devoid of happiness, if the
Ascendant lord is in the 4th house, along with a
debilitated planet or is in debility or is with Sun or
ix. If Saturn is endowed with strength in the Ascendant
and acquires 5 or 6 benefic dots in its
Binnaashtakavarga, then the native will incur abundant
grief, right from his birth and will lose his kinsfolk
x. If the Ascendant, 5th and 10th house lords are
Evil effects of planets get cancelled under the following conditions :
i. If Rahu is posited in 3rd, 6th or 11th house, aspected by benefic planets.
ii. If all planets are posited in sheershodaya (rising by head) signs with strength.
iii. If a strong benefic is located in the Ascendant and is aspected by benefics.
iv. If all planets are strong and located in own houses, and at the time of birth, the sky is full
of mild fragrance without dust and the clouds are glittering and also the birth time is
friendly and are strongly posited in Trines or Angular
houses in conjunction with benefic planets, then the
native attains mukthi (emancipation). But, if this
scheme changes and there is predominantly malefic
and inimical influences in these areas, then the native
is a papi (sinner), destined to suffer.
- xi. If Kendra and Trikona lords in a chart are afflicted
by the dussthana (6,8,12) lords anywhere in the
horoscope, then the native becomes a Avayogi
(unfortunate being) and experiences more problems
and sufferings than good.
- xii. If Venus is posited in the 4th house in conjunction
with/aspected by malefics or if 4th lord and Venus
are posited in dussthana (6,8,12) or in their inimical
or debilitation signs, then the native becomes ‘Sada
NOTE : The adverse results of the above
combinations will be significantly reduced by the
direct influence of benefic planets or trikona lords or
concerned house-lords. The natives having the above combinations in their
chart would be generally restless and disturbed. They
may frequently try to do something or the other, in
order to find some peace; but they may finally meet
with despair. As a result, they would be fretting and
fuming in almost every area of life. When there is
any combination for providing relief, if suitable
remedies are performed based on the planetary
combinations, it may help in channelizing the energy
properly and reduce the gravity of the problem.
Otherwise, they must be suitably advised to realize
and accept the superseding effect of their fate, without
trying to work against it. It would be better for them
to plan and concentrate their energy on progressive
efforts, rather than spending it in counter-productive
Dosha Nivarana (Removal of doshas) by
Each of the planets becomes capable of providing
some relief to the native from the adverse effects of
other planets if they are strong, well-placed and work
as benefics in the chart.
The following points are
also to be kept in mind while examining a chart,
for knowing its potential for remedying the
a) If Jupiter is auspicious in the chart & Mercury is
benefic and capable of giving auspicious results, the
Dosha (blemish) caused by Rahu is reduced. If
Mercury is also inauspicious, then a benefic Saturn
is capable of spoiling the negative effects of both
Rahu and Mercury.
b) If Rahu, Mercury & Saturn are inauspicious, a
benefic Mars is capable of spoiling the negative
effects of these 4 planets.
c) Venus neutralises the negative effects of Rahu,
Mercury, Saturn and Mars.
d) Jupiter neutralizes the negative effects of Rahu,
Mercury, Saturn, Mars and Venus.
e) If Rahu, Mercury, Saturn, Mars, Venus and Jupiter
are all inauspicious, Moon is capable of neutralizing
f) If Rahu, Mercury, Saturn, Mars, Venus, Jupiter &
Moon are inauspicious, Sun is capable of neutralizing
g) Even if Ketu is inauspicious along with all other 7
planets, Sun alone is capable of neutralizing the illeffects
of the 8 planets. For this, Sun should be strong
and well posited in the horoscope and should be
capable of giving auspicious results to the native. (Eg.
Strong Sun in Kendras/Trikonas).
h) If Jupiter, Venus and Mercury are posited in the
Ascendant,10th, 5th, 4th and/or 9th houses (jointly or
severally), they will remove one lakh blemishes in
the chart, just as the rising Sun dispels the darkness.
i) Jupiter cancels all the evils of the native created
by the planets, if posited in the Ascendant and is
powerful in Shadvargas remaining without
j) The evils created by planets are cancelled, if the
Ascendant is in the sign of benefic planets with
benefic planets or aspected by benefics and benefics
are strong and malefics are without strength in the
k) If both the benefic and malefic planets are located
in benefic Vargas (divisional placements) and are
aspected by benefics, then they cancel the evil effects
to the native.
l) The evil effects of planets are also cancelled under
the following conditions:
iv. If Rahu is posited in 3rd, 6th or 11th house, aspected
by benefic planets.
v. If all planets are posited in sheershodaya (rising
by head) signs with strength.
vi. If a strong benefic is located in the Ascendant
and is aspected by benefics.
iv. If all planets are strong and located in own houses,
and at the time of birth, the sky is full of mild fragrance
without dust and the clouds are glittering and also the
birth time is auspicious.
While applying the above points, it must be
remembered that the effectiveness of the planet
supposed to provide relief is also subject to many
conditions like its role in the chart, general dignity,
relative strength when compared with other afflicting
planets, etc. Hence, these points are to be applied
judiciously, depending on the strength and weaknesses
of the planets causing afflictions vis-a-vis those
expected to neutralize their adverse effects.
4. Jataka Bhanga Yogas : In some horoscopes,
certain powerful Avayogas are caused, which are
capable of imbalancing even the good yogas present
in the chart. Such yogas have been called as ‘Jataka
Bhanga Yogas’. These adverse combinations have
been grouped under the following 6 heads :
a) Rajayoga bhangas : These are the combinations
resulting in either the cancellation or the neutralization
of the Rajayogas present in the chart.
b) Preshya Yogas : These combinations cause
servitude (i.,e., being at another’s beck and call)
besides causing evil-mindedness.
c) Daridra Yogas : These combinations result in
poverty and penury.
d) Reka Yogas : These combinations create
undesirable effects in almost all areas of life.
e) Angaheena Yogas : The combinations create
f) Roga Yogas : These combinations cause serious
Exhaustive details of these avayogas/yogas are
available in Hora Sara (ch.24), Jataka Parijata (Ch.6), Shambu Hora Prakasha (Ch.19), Uttara
Kalamruta (ch4), Phaladeepika (Chapter 6, 15,
16,etc), Saravali, Jataka Tatwa, Brihat Parashara
Hora, etc. Readers are requested to refer to these
classics for further details. It must be noted that
many of these yogas are very serious in nature and
hence, they may not allow any relief to the native.
However, an effort is to be made to understand the
impact of these adversities on the other good yogas
in the chart and it must be assessed whether good or
bad yogas will finally prevail, or both are possible.
The results should be pronounced, only after such
evaluation. Otherwise, the conclusions may be
erroneous and misleading.
Although hundreds of such combinations are
discussed in classics, only the most important ones
were pointed out above, under these 4 special
heads for the benefit of the readers.
study of the classics would be very useful, for
acquiring further depth in the subject.
Now, let us discuss a few case-studies
Case-study 1 : Suggested remedies worked within
a short duration of time.
This is the horoscope of a Male. He consulted the
author on 14 March 2009 in Jupiter Dasa and Rahu
Bhukthi, for relief from problems in health and
profession. He was suffering from stomach ulcers
and stiffness of limbs and had lost his job in Hotel
Industry. On a detailed analysis of the horoscope,
the following reasons were identified for his problems :
1. Health : The ascendant is occupied by 6th lord
Mercury in retrogression and is afflicted by Ketu
there. This is one of the Roga yogas, causing ulcers
in the body. Mars, lord of the Ascendant, is in the 3rd
house exchanging sign with 3rd & 6th lord and aspects
the Rogasthana. The aspects of Mars on the 9th &
10th houses and that of Saturn on the 10th house add
to the problem. This creates a direct link between
the Ascendant (body) and 6th house (disease).
Therefore, the native had also developed cramps in
fingers in his hands and legs, which had also affected
his mobility significantly.
2. Profession : The 10th house is occupied by Moon.
10th lord Saturn (which is also the 11th lord and a
Badhaka) is in the 8th house in retrogression and
aspects the 10th house. Mars (Lord of Ascendant &
8th house) also aspects 10th house. The simultaneous
aspect of both Mars & Saturn on the 10th house had
created problems in profession, as they are directly
related to the 8th house and the native had hurriedly
resigned his job in a Hotel in a fit of rage, provoked
by the unreasonable (as alleged by the native)
instructions of his boss.
Before suggesting any remedy, its possibilities were
examined in the chart and the following relevant points
were noted :
- Jupiter (9th & 12th lord) is in the 5th house in a
friend’s house and aspects both the 9th house and
the Ascendant. This indicates Divine Grace to the
native to some extent. Also, 9th lord’s aspect on the
Ascendant implies that the native had performed
dhrida Adhrida karma in past lives, which means
that the native is destined to have some sufferings in
this life, after which he would find relief also.
- The affliction of the Ascendant by Mercury in
retrogression along with Ketu and occupancy of Mars
in the 3rd house exchanging sign with Mercury makes
the native a ‘sada dukkhi’. But, Jupiter, the planet
of Divine Grace, aspects both the Ascendant and 9th
house from 5th house. Besides, 4th lord Moon is
occupying the 10th house and aspects the 4th house.
Thus, the benefic influence of Jupiter on the
Ascendant and that of Moon on the 4th house
protect the native from such a problem. But, the
badhaka Saturn (which is in retrogression in the 8th
house) aspects both Jupiter and Moon, which creates
a restrictive effect on both of them, which only reduces
the problem without neutralizing it fully.
- There is no combination in the chart, which helps
in boosting the native’s general luck. Instead, the 9th
lord (also 12th lord) is retrograde in the 5th and aspects
the 9th house, along with 8th lord Mars (also lord of
Ascendant). This creates a sort of affliction only to the 9th house and does not augur well for the native’s
- 5th lord Sun is occupying the 2nd house, along with
its lord Venus.
- 9th house is empty; but, it is aspected by the lord
of Ascendant Mars, along with 9th lord.
- Sun is the sign-dispositor of Jupiter. Saturn which
happens to be the sign-dispositor of Moon aspects
both Sun and Jupiter.
Thus, in this chart, there are multiple interlinks
among the three trines and their lords with Sun,
Moon, Jupiter, 11th house and its lord Saturn,
which promise the possibility of performing
remedies and getting rid of the problems, within
a short duration of time. As such, the native was
suggested suitable remedies and he started
performing them immediately and found relief from
his health problems within a few months. As regards
profession, he was advised to change his line from
Hotel Industry and presently, he is practising as a
Case Study 2 : Suggested remedies worked fast
This is the horoscope of a Male. He consulted the
author during May 2009 in his Jupiter Dasa and Rahu
Bhukthi. As reported, he was dealing with sales and
service of computer peripherals and was not doing
well in his business. As a result, he was facing
financial problems due to the loans that he had taken.
A detailed analysis of the horoscope revealed the
following reasons for his problems :
The Ascendant is Taurus and the 3rd lord Moon
and 4th lord Sun are posited in it. The remaining 3
angular houses (i.e., 4, 7& 10) are empty and are not
having any aspects. The lord of Ascendant Venus is
in 3rd house in parivartana (exchange of sign) with
3rd lord Moon and is conjoined with 8th and 11th lord
Jupiter there. This makes the Kendras somewhat
weak in the horoscope and all these combinations
confer only mild benefic results.
- Out of the trines, 5th house is occupied by a natural
malefic Mars (7th & 12th lord) and it aspects 11th
house, where 9th & 10th lord Saturn is posited. The
2nd &5th lord Mercury in 2nd house and 9th & 10th
Lord Saturn in 11th house are causing moderate
dhanayogas. Except these, the horoscope is not
having any favourable interlinks among the
Angles and trines in the chart, which deprives the
native of any strong Rajayoga.
- The 9th house is empty and is aspected by two
natural benefics Venus and Jupiter. But, for both
these planets, one house out of their dual lordships is
a Dussthana which partially afflicts both the 9th and
11th houses. The 11th house is having the simultaneous
aspects of the two 1st rate malefics viz., Mars and
Saturn with Saturn being the badhaka. These
combinations affect both the luck and income of
The possibilities of remedy were explored and the
following points were observed :
- The presence of un-afflicted Mercury in the 2nd
house (vesi-sthana) and the aspect of strong Jupiter
on the 9th house, along with Venus indicate Divine
Grace to the native.
- The Ascendant and Moon are receiving the aspect
of 9th lord Saturn, which means that the native has
done some dhrida Adhruda karma in the past life,
and the fruits of which shall be reaped in this birth.
- Out of the 11 interlinks indicating the possibility of
remedy, the following seven dispositions are fulfilled
in the chart :
- i) 11th lord aspects 11th house and also, 9th house
& its Lord
- ii) 9th lord is aspecting the Ascendant, Sun and
- iii) Ascendant lord Venus aspects 9th house. This
indicates that the native would be able to tide-over
his problems and that the remedy works fast and the
native would be able to feel the difference in a short
duration of time.
As already said, the native was running Jupiter Dasa
and Rahu Bhukthi. The Dasa lord was occupying
the 3rd house and the Bhukthi lord was occupying the
12th house. Both these planets together created an
inter-link among 3rd, 8th & 12th houses of the chart.
This indicated the possibility of shifting to a new
environment (3,12) for the native, along with
movement/loss of the house in which he was living.
The association (conjunction) of 6th lord Venus with
the Dasa lord Jupiter and their combined aspect on
the 9th house indicated the affliction to his luck (9th)
due to loans (6th). Hence, the native was advised to
sell his father’s property bequeathed to him and clear
all his loans and purchase an apartment using the
balance of amount from the sale, which he did during
August 2009 itself and happily moved to his new flat
during September 2009.
Case Study 3: Remedies could not work fast
This is the horoscope of a Male, who consulted the
author during July 1999 in his Jupiter Dasa and Ketu
Bhukti for delay in birth of children, even after 6
years of marriage. He also complained of problems
in the family and finance. An analysis of the
horoscope revealed the following :
1) Delay in child birth was due to afflictions to
both the Principal (5th) and Supporting (2nd & 11th)
houses, governing the child birth, as follows :
- Capricorn being the Ascendant, its lord Saturn is
in own house in the 2nd house in retrograde motion.
This swasthana vakra gathi (retrogression in own
house) of Saturn spoils both the internal and external
significations of the 2nd house fully.
- Although 7th lord Moon is exalted in the 5th house,
it is afflicted by its conjunction with Rahu (Sarpa
Dosha) and aspect of 6th lord Mercury.
- 11th house is afflicted by the occupancy of Ketu
& Mercury there, with 11th lord Mars going to 12th
house and aspected by the retrograde 12th lord
2) Problems in Family and finance were due to the
- Afflictions to 2nd & 11th houses as mentioned
- 4th house (comfort) afflicted by the simultaneous
aspects of 8th lord Sun and retrograde Saturn,
making the native always unhappy.
- Absence of any strong yoga in the chart.
The horoscope was examined for remedial
possibilities and the following were noted :
- The horoscope has more adverse combinations
than good ones.
- All planets in the chart are either afflicted or
- Both the trines and angular houses of the chart
do not have any significant benefic influences to
give him any sort of remarkable good results,
except 7th lord Moon in the 5th (which is also
afflicted by Rahu) and 8th lord Sun in debilitation
sign in the 10th house.
- The horoscope does not possess any of the
combinations indicating Divine Grace.
- The Dasa lord Jupiter, Bhukti lord Ketu,
Ascendant and Moon are devoid of any benefic
aspects which indicates that the native had done
some dhrida-karma in the previous birth, the
fruits of which are to be endured in present life.
- Out of the 11 interlinks indicating the possibility
of remedy, the following three conditions are seen
in the chart :
- i) 9th lord in 11th house and aspecting 5th house
and Moon posited there in. But, both Moon and 9th
lord are afflicted.
- ii) Retrograde Jupiter is aspecting retrograde
Ascendant lord. As Jupiter is not a benefic planet
to Capricorn Ascendant, the effective interlinks
become less than three.
In view of the above, it was felt that the native
had the chances of remedy working, only after a
long delay and that the native would still be able to
feel the difference, when the change results to him.
Despite suggesting many remedial measures, the
native did not perform any of them, except the one
recommended for Sarpa Dosha. After nearly five
years, the native was blessed with birth of twins -
a boy and a girl- on 25 Aug. 2004 and his family
and financial problems continued till his death on
27 April 2011.