Mr. S. Swaminathan
Ancient astrological treatises recommend remedial measures both as preventive as well as curative therapy. There must be ways to break out of the Karmic destiny. But, no remedy is a miracle; it does require staunch faith, dedication and patience. Positive thought waves produced through remedial measures bring positive results.
Astrologer Mr. S. Swaminathan is quite keen to ward off the sufferings of his clients. He keeps enriching his knowledge of remedial measures , for the benefit of the mankind. Mr. S. Swaminathan (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; mobile:9840036100) leads a simple, disciplined life, amidst the chaos of the city. He says that recommendation of Remedial measures is a very tough and intelligent task, as the client places complete trust on the astrologer to come out of his problems.
A Graduate from Vivekananda College, Chennai, Mr. S. Swaminathan started his career in the Advertising sector. His elder brother is an astrologer. He undertook Veda Adhyayanam (Learning Veda) under learned Vedic pundits and Ganapatigal. He claims that the Vedic study is endless, and his learning still continues. In addition to suggestion of pariharas, he also volunteers to do Japa, homa etc for the sake of his clients.
Q : How did you develop interest in Astrology and
How did you learn?
My brother Sri. S. Ganesan is an astrologer. As I
was associated with him for more than 15 years in
his Advertising agency (My 10th lord Venus posited
in the 3rd house of Brathru-sthana), I was fortunate
enough to listen to many astrological discussions and
consultations that were going on at that time. That
helped me to get access to the fundamentals of
Astrology effortlessly. That time, I was running
Mercury mahadasa. My Vargottama planet Mercury
is in the 4th house vidya-sthana), in the star of Ketu
(Karaka for occult subject like astrology) and it is
posited in my 11th house of Labha-sthana, Scorpio,
This sign Scorpio is the 8th sign of Zodiac (a house of
secrecy). This disposition is instrumental for me to
acquire the basics of astrology without much strain.
Those who talked to me over phone in my brother’s
absence started asking me the doubts in their
horoscopes, thinking that I know astrology. That
kindled a sort of interest within me to learn more about astrology, to answer the callers at least. Then I
started reading the books on Astrology, including
classical ones. My brother also used to share his
experiences every now and then, including the
remedies which he advised for his clients.
Later, when I started learning classical music (My
Venus, the Karaka for fine arts is in Pisces, in
exaltation) I got acquainted to a different area of
astrological study. My teacher was an ardent believer
of K.P. System. There I was able to learn some more
intricacies of astrology.
I had been a regular reader of Express Star Teller
from 2007, as I liked its analytical articles, case
studies, parihara temples, monthly predictions etc,
which seemed very much interesting and
I seriously started pursuing my Vedic astrology studies
from 2009, at the end of Ketu mahadasa, Mercury
bhukti. Ketu in the star of Jupiter which is in Gemini,
a sign of Mercury luckily Mercury is in turn in the
star of Ketu. What a blissful combination to place me in the divine subject!
With the advent of Venus mahadasa, I could feel that
the Vedic activities were more soothing and heartening
to my spiritual path. In Venus dasa, I continued my
study of Vedic mantras and also rendered services in
performing marriages, auspicious occasions, (Vaidika
Q : Which aspect of Astrology is significantly useful
in our life and why ?
All aspects of astrology has its own significance. But
the matrimonial compatibility factors have more
significance, I believe. Whether one’s life will flourish
or not, the compatibility factors of both the boy and
girl decide. People should give adequate importance
to Compatibility checking.
I could see a few couples suffer, due to Vadha
Vainaasikam (7 - 22 stars) affliction. More than the
ten Compatibility factors, other aspects like possibility
of progeny. Dasa sandhi and mutual affection should
also be well analyzed.
Another significant and useful factor of astrology is
Muhurta (Electional astrology). For every successful
completion of work, the starting time is very much
important. If an errand is started in an auspicious
day, nakshatra and Tithi, one can enjoy the smooth
Q : How do you assess Dosha (affliction) to a planet ?
Generally, when a sign is unoccupied by planets, it
becomes free of afflictions. When the Karaka
occupies the same sthana (sign), there comes the
‘karako bhava nasthi’, i.e. the significator occupying
its signifying Bhava. If Jupiter or Venus occupies the
10th house, naturally the native loses interest in going
for a job or rather he or she may become a freelancer,
unless the 10th house is strong or 10th lord aspects its
own house. If Mercury occupies, the 4th house,
discontinuation or dullness in studies will result.
If the 12th house Sayana-sthana, is afflicted by Ketu,
the native would talk about renunciation, at least
during its dasa/bhukti. If the second house is afflicted
by Saturn and Rahu, without any benefic aspect, the
native would keep on losing money in his endeavours
or he will be lured to invest in Share markets.
Other than Rahu or Ketu, other planets in the seventh
house cause affliction for marriage. Venus and Jupiter
also stand as one of the reasons for the denial or
failure in marital life. For Gemini Lagna natives,
Jupiter in Sagittarius hurts the marital life severely, though it makes the person bestowed with good
Likewise, Venus in the seventh house also creates 'Karako Bhava Nasthi' as a result the marriage gets
delayed or denied.
Another major affliction is to the Sun caused by Saturn
and position of Saturn in the 9th house or Rahu and
Ketu in the 9th house, which divides the father and
the son easily. They always differ in the opinion,
which might end in separation physically or
ideologically. Especially Ketu in the 9th house goes
to the extent of losing one’s father, during its Dasa or
bhukti, provided his father has weak longevity.
3rd house affliction by Rahu, with a weak 3rd lord
shows lack of siblings to the native; he or she becomes
the only son or daughter. Sometimes, if the 3rd house
is afflicted by Saturn, Rahu, then the native might
lose his brother miserably.
Another type of affliction is the planet getting posited
in 12th to its own house.
For example, if the 4th lord Moon is posited in the 3rd
house (Gemini) for Aries Lagna native, then he cannot
live in his own house, though he has one. This position
of Moon, sometimes, makes the native to lose his
share in his family property or it makes person
lethargic in such acquisition.
Q : Could you explain 2 or 3 planetary afflictions
for marriage and profession etc. and their
Though the afflictions cause barricades in their
respective areas, our Vedic literature has prescribed
remedies for all the afflictions. If the horoscopes are
diagnosed in terms of affliction, then there must be
remedies in the form of poojas, chanting vedic
mantras, performing homams and offering charity.
In extreme cases of affliction, apart from the
remedies adhered by the natives themselves, Japa
(chanting of relevant vedic mantras to appease the
deity) and Homa are performed by learned Purohits.
As I am well-trained in Veda mantras, vedic rituals,
homa etc., I undertake Japa of mantras, on behalf of
If one’s Ayush Karaka Saturn is afflicted or conjoined
with Mars, in the 4th 8th or 12th house, worship of
Lord Rudra like performing Mruthyunjaya japa,
homa(havan), Sri Rudra Ekadhasini, Pancha Rudra
Pooja and worship of Lord Kartikeya help overcome
If exalted Jupiter is posited in the 7th house (Kalathra
sthana) and Mars (Mangalya karaka) is conjoined
with Ketu, worship of Lord Kartikeya through
chanting Sahasranama or performing Trisati pooja or
abhishekam for the Lord at His temple would help in
materialzing the marriage.
If there is any affliction by Rahu to one’s 10th lord,
Durga Sooktha Japa homam or Devi Mahatmya
recital on a Krishna Paksha (Waning Moon) Ashtami
would help them clear hindrances in their profession.
If Mercury is afflicted, then continuous recital of
Vishnu Sahasranama would help overcome the evil
Generally for all any navagraha doshas, Ganapathi
homam and Navagra homam (havan) can be
performed. Chanting more Vedic mantras and Ahuthi
(offering dravyam) for the respective afflicted planet
would mitigate the evil results of that particular planet.
Could you recollect 1 or 2 case-studies, where
remedial measures have brought relief ?
Case-study 1: Enhancement of Professional
For this Dhanur lagna (Sagittarius ascendant) native,
Mercury is the 10th lord of profession, which is placed
in the 12th house Scorpio (house of secrets and hidden
objects) with 9th lord Sun. This Mercury is aspected
by Saturn, which is in the 6th house, the house of
According to me, Saturn and Mercury conjunction
or aspect always make one to easily identify the
shortcoming or any fault. If we apply this quality in
to suitable profession one among them must be the
field of editing and proof reading. Mercury is for
books, journals and publishing. 9th lord in the 12th
shows foreign connections. So she is destined to work
as proof reader, editor; she was then promoted to a
senior quality controller.
At the advent of Venus maha dasa, (Vargottama Venus in the 10th house of profession), this native
was first appointed as proof reader only, when she
approached an office for job.
Mercury being the lord of 10th house posited in the
12th house, the 10th house occupied 6th lord Venus,
retrograde position of Mercury and a formation of
feeble Dharma-karmaadhipathi yoga of 9th and 10th
lord conjunction in the 12th house have been frequently
giving her break in the professional journey.
Remedies suggested to remove the break in the
service and get a new job:
(i) Chanting Vishnu Sahasranamam, Purusha
sooktham, Narayana sooktham and Sri sooktham
(ii) Navagraha mantra Japa. Chanting of Veda
mantras for Mercury and Venus on 5 Wednesdays
by 5 vedic pundits.
(iii) Sahasranama archana to Lord Mahavishnu, on
(iv) Offering Moong dal savoury to the Lord
(iv) Donate raw Moong dal to all Brahmins, who
chanted Vishnu Sahasranamam.
I suggested Sudharshana japa and homa also,
The barricades are removed with divine grace. The
native’s faith and commitment in the adherence of
remedial measures have proved very fruitful. The
native is now happily settled with a suitable job.
Case-study 2: Problems between Husband and
In wife' chart, 7th lord of marital life, Saturn, is in
conjunction with the node Ketu. She is undergoing
Saturn mahadasa Jupiter Bhukthi up to 2020.
In husband’s chart, 5th house (the house of
celebration and the house instrumental for progeny)
is occupied by the node Ketu, ready to separate the
couple. In fact they went to the extent of divorce
Another reason for incompatibility is the stars. The
star of wife is Punarvasu and that of the husband is
Rohini. For Punarvasu star, all the Moon’s stars are
Vadha Tara (ie.7th star Hasta, Sravana and Rohini).
This is the first and foremost reason to develop a
sense of hostility between them. These two stars are
not supposed to be so friendly. As far as I know, in
many cases, Childlessness, is predominant in such
combination. I presume that only this childless state
brings frustration between them and that leads to
separation at last.
Next comes the strong Kendra dosha from Kalathra
karaka Venus in the wife’s chart, as it is lonely posited
in its own sign Taurus. Moreover, 4th lord (Sukhasthanaadhipathi)
Mars is posited in the 12th, which
denies the carnal pleasure. She is Simha lagna (Leo
ascendant); her 5thlord Jupiter unfortunately become
weakened by its occupation of debilitated house.
(Jupiter in Makara)
From the angle of the husband’s horoscope, his Venus
posited in the 12th house with a strong aspect of
exalted Saturn creates Kalathra dosha. His 5th lord,
putrakaraka (lord of children) posited in the 4th house
(i.e 12th to 5th) and the 5th house being posited by
Ketu are against the blessings of getting children.
Here are the supporting factors to make them united,
which can give a ray of hope for the progeny:
For the wife :
The beginning of Mercury dasa from
2020. Dasalord Mercury is not eclipsed (not in the
clutches of Rahu and Ketu) and no other planets
occupy Mercury’s three stars Aslesha, Jyeshta and
Revati. So Mercury becomes stronger and it would
pour its 2nd and 11th house results. (2ndKutumbasthana,
being in the family set-up with happiness, 11th
house of fulfillment of desires). Transit Jupiter is also
favouring her presently for progeny.
Husband's chart :
Fortunately he is running Jupiter
Mahadasa. Though Jupiter is not posited well, he
has the portfolio of 5th lord, which is the lord of
celebration, especially the child-birth related one.
I strongly believed that Vedic remedies can definitely
help them to lead a blissful life.
For both of them the 5th lord is Jupiter, as they are
Simhalagna natives and unfortunately Jupiter plays
a very feeble role in the couple’s horoscope.
So, I first concentrated on eulogizing the most
benefic planet Jupiter. Instead of directly praying
the planet, worshipping the deity of that planet is
the prudent and promising way for fruitful results.
Next is to satiate the Dasa lord and provide remedy
for the eclipsed position. i.e. for Saturn and Ketu.
For the weak position of Jupiter, I have suggested
them to visit Thiruchendoor Skanda temple in Tamil
Nadu. After that, for 9 Thursdays continuously, they
did the Subrahmanya Sahasranama archana also,
with related things, specified for Jupiter.
For Ketu’s grip to the 7th lord Saturn, I first suggested
Thila Homam to appease the Forefathers at
Rameshwaram; then to increase the strength of
dasa lord and 7th lord Saturn, worship of Lord Shiva
like Rudra Ekadhasini was suggested. Yagna Rudra
Ekadhasini need to be performed with the help of
many Vedic Pandits. I am adept in such rituals and
I conducted the yagna.
By the immense Grace of God, the couple is
bestowed with marital bliss now, thanks to the power
of appropriate remedies.