LOVE lingers around, as long as humanity has
been around on this planet.The number of love
affairs and relationships have increased
multifold nowadays. Lovers are in the news when
they succeed, fail or even when they break-up. News
reports of celebrities in love or breaking-up their love
always create interest to the public.
Role of 12th house in love marriages
Brihat Parasar Hora Shastra - "If waning Moon is
placed in the 5th, 7thor 12th and associated with
malefic there is a chance of love marriage with a
native of lower caste".
Venus in the male chart and Mars in the female chart
should be strong for a good married life. But, they
should not be stronger than the Ascendant lord, lest it
may lead to independent decision by the native in
respect of marriage, resulting in a love marriage. The
lord of the Ascendant, either joined with the lord of
the 5th or the 7th, is one more indication of individual’s
decision in the matter of marriage.
If the Moon is malefic, weak or joined with malefic
in a female chart, it makes the native weak-minded
and unable to resist temptations. At the same time, if
the Sun is strong, the native will be stubborn and strive
for upholding the reputation of the family. Also, if the
lord of the 5th joins or is aspected by the 7th lord, then
the female native may marry a boy of her choice, in
the circle of relatives.
Dr. B.V.Raman cites the following Astro-indications
Rahu in 7th house - The native brings ill-repute to
the family, she/he will be unconventional heterodox,
and may involve in affair with outcaste women or
Ketu in 7th house - The native has an unhappy
marriage with a shrewish wife/husband. The native
is passionate, sinful, lustful after widows/widowers.
The native’s spouse will be sickly.
Sun afflicted by Rahu- affairs with women may lead
Also if Ketu is in 5th or 7th or joins the configuration
of love marriage, then the native opts for love
However Dr. Raman also emphasizes on other
planetary positions and aspects of planets, before
coming to a conclusion.
Combinations for Love Marriage:
1. Venus in the male chart and Mars in the female
chart falling under the influence of Rahu or Ketu.
Likewise, Venus in the male chart and Mars in the
female chart are in the same sign or in same Navamsa.
2. Lords of the 5th and the 7th in the same sign or in
mutual aspect or in an exchange of signs.
3. Influence of Rahu and Ketu on the lords of the 5th
4.9th lord in the 9th.
5.Exalted 5th lord joining Rahu or Ketu.
6.Strong Venus, without joining the Sun. Also Venus
being in the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th or the 12th and the signdispositors
are with malefic.
7.Mars in a trine in a female chart.
8.Ascendant lord in an angle or a Trine without being
its own or exaltation.
9.Saturn, if placed in the 2nd house either from the
Ascendant or the Moon, indicates love marriage with
a foreigner. Saturn in the 3rd house gives scope for
marriage with a known and familiar person.
10.Exalted 5th lord with Rahu or Ketu assist the Love
marriage. (Exaltation signs for planets are: Sun in
Aries, Moon in Taurus, Mars in Capricorn, Mercury
in Virgo, Jupiter in Cancer, Venus in Pisces and Saturn
The running dasa is responsible for ending of many love affairs.
The sixth house in a horoscope is the Karak of violence. Love relationships may not be successful, if the Dasa of sixth lord or planet placed in the 6th is running. A love relationship may also come to an end, during the Dasa of the eighth house or the Dasa of planet present in the eighth house. Sun is considered to
be a planet of separation. Hence, a relationship may come to end, if the Dasa of Sun is running,
especially if Sun is present in the fifth house.
placed therein and those aspecting it throw some light
on this issue. This is because the 12th house is 6/8
(Shashtashtaka) with the 7thhouse(House of
Natives having Sun
in the 12th or aspecting it will
generally be reckless in any matter. They care very
little for society, prestige or family reputation.
Mars, if placed like that, will create a number of
hurdles in love.
if placed like that, will create a number of
hurdles in love.
helps with novel methods for elopement.
makes it one-sided love mostly in the same
community, with inability to express love for fear of
getting rejection or fall of family prestige.
indicates valorous and audacious tendency to
win in love matters.
supports love but with some abnormality of
supports love but with some abnormality of
signifies success in love matters.
shows extra-marital love matters (loving
someone, other than spouse, after marriage secretly)
shows extra-marital relations with lesser caste
With experience, it has been found that in the case of
love marriages, Lagna Lord is found in Kendras (angles)-
1st, 4th, 7th or 10th houses, trines (5th house and 9th houses)
or in 12th house. The exception is provided, when the
particular planet happens to be in its own sign or in
The Moon in the 5th or 11th denotes strong emotions. If
the Moon is alone (no planet on either side), chances of
the native being swayed by feelings of others are bright.
Timing of Love:
In Vedic astrology, marriage is
predicted by analyzing the seventh house. During the
Dasa of the seventh lord or the Dasa of the planets
placed in the seventh house, the person may fall in love.
Beneficial Dasas for love matters
Dasa of the lord of the ascendant, lord of fifth or the
lord of 7thare beneficial for success in love matters.
The Dasa of Rahu acts as a catalyst for love. The
relationships established in this dasa begin quickly and
may be passionate, but they do not last for a long
time. Rahu does not know the difference between
right and wrong. Hence, a person becomes confused
in the Dasa of Rahu. Venus is considered as the
Karak planet of love. A person is in search and need
of love in the Dasa of Venus. Moon is the Karak
planet for the mind and heart. It is also considered a
restless planet. Therefore, a person’s mind and heart
become restless and there is a strong possibility of
falling in love during the dasa of Moon too.
Most love affairs begin in the dasa of Mercury, Rahu,
Venus and Moon, irrespective of their placement in
A. Success in love matters:
1. Love marriage with a foreigner:
Case-Study 1 : Sonia Gandhi :
Balance of 13 years 9 months 24 days of Rahu Dasa at birth.
Strong Venus without joining the Sun (Rule 6) and
Saturn in the second either from the Ascendant or
from the Moon (Rule 9) caused love marriage with a
foreigner to Sonia Gandhi (Case-study-1). Moon in
the 12th signifies success in love matters.
2, Inter-religious marriage :
Case-study 2 : Indira Gandhi :
Balance of 1 year 2 months 25 days of Sun Dasa at birth.
There is a typical exchange of houses (Parivartana)
between Sun and Mars, Venus and Jupiter, Moon and
Saturn, conferring, a towering personality and
generating Raja yogas. At the same time, the mutual
6 to 8 position of Venus and Jupiter, Moon and Mars,
Saturn and Venus indicates unconventional attitude
of the native. The planets showing religious inclination
Venus and Jupiter were in Shashtashtaka( 6/8) and
the direct aspect of Saturn on the 7th house resulted
in a marriage, outside of Indira Gandhi’s religion.
Case-study 3: (Male) :
Balance of 11 months 10 days of Ketu Dasa at birth.
This native, an upper-caste Hindu, has married a
Christian woman.Strong Venus is not influenced by
Sun. The 8th house from the Moon sign is occupied
by malefic planets. 7th lord Mercury joins the 9th lord
Sun and the 5th and 12th lord Mars. The 7th lord Mars
is also aspected by Rahu.
3. Reckless love marriage :
Case-study 4: (Male)
Balance of 5 years of Saturn Dasa at Birth.
(Source - How to judge a horoscope- BV Raman)
The native is of an upper-caste Hindu, who divorced
his first wife and married a Parsi widow, who already
had a child. This created furore in both the families
at that time. Kalatrakaraka and lord of ascendant as
well as lord of 8th Venus being aspected by 2nd and
7th lord Mars (maraka) is one reason for this
abnormalcy. 7th house is occupied by Ketu, aspected
by Mercury (9th & 12th lord), which resulted in the
reckless attitude of the native. In Navamsa, the 8th
house is hemmed between malefics. From the Moon
sign, the 7th house is in Aquarius, aspected by the 4th
and 9th lord Mars. The 7th lord Saturn joining the
debilitated Jupiter (6th lord) indicates extra-marital
affairs. 7th house, 8th house, lord of 8th from Rasi
chart as well as Navamsa chart are spoiled because
of Rahu, Ketu, Mars and Saturn.
4.Inter-caste marriage :
Case-study 5 : (Female) :
Balance of 4 year 10 months 29 days of Jupiter dasa at birth.
Mars is placed in a trine; the 5th lord Sun joins Rahu.
Saturn is in the 3rd from the ascendant, resulting in
marrying a teenage friend belonging to a lower caste.
Failure in Love : Reasons for separation in love
The running dasa is responsible for ending of many
love affairs. The sixth house in a horoscope is the
Karak of violence. Love relationships may not be
successful, if the Dasa of sixth lord or planet placed
in the 6th is running. A love relationship may also
come to an end, during the Dasa of the eighth house
or the Dasa of planet present in the eighth house.
Sun is considered to be a planet of separation. Hence,
a relationship may come to end, if the Dasa of Sun is running, especially if Sun is present in the fifth house.
Case-study 6 : (Female) :
Balance of 4 year 5 months 9 days of Moon dasa at Birth.
This girl fell in love twice. The second time it was
approved by her family members initially. But later it
was objected by the boy’s side and the marriage did
not materialize. The 5th lord Saturn and 7th lord Jupiter
together in the 12th indicate strong inclination for
love(Rule ii), while Mars in the 12th created obstacles.
Frustration due to love failure :
Case-study 7 : (Female) :
Balance of 3 years 4months 8days of Saturn dasa at Birth.
(Source Dwadasa Bhava Phalachandrika – Page 271, Chart 175)
This girl fell in love during Mercury Dasa, Saturn
bhukthi, in January 2001. Mercury being the 5th lord
encouraged the love matter. Ascendant lord Venus
placed in trine (Rule No.8) gave yoga of falling in
love to this girl. 12th house is being aspected by
Jupiter, which was placed adversely in the 6th, in an
enemy’s house. Three planets Mars, Saturn and
Jupiter being retrograde, created a number of hurdles
in her love matter. Jupiter retrogression resulted in
her love being one-sided, without being communicated
to her lover. Retrograde Mars prevented the native
from being bold. Saturn retrogression resulted in
voluntary break-up of love by the girl, for fear of
objection from parents. Also, this girl attempted
suicide, because of failure of love. She consumed
pesticide, but luckily survived. Here Rule vii applies.
The 8th lord placed in the 6th and Ketu in the 8th led to suicidal tendency in the native. Ascendant lord also
in a trine (Rule viii) strengthened the love matter
further. The strength gained by the ascendant lord
Venus by placement in the 9th, foiled the suicide bid
B) Planetary combination, which prohibits love
Love marriage is not possible, when the
lord of the fifth house is present in the ninth house or
when the lord of the ninth house is present in the fifth
C) Illicit love affairs :
Rahu or Ketu in the 1st, 4th,
7th or 10th is an astrological indication for illicit love
affairs, as mentioned in above charts.
Rahu or Ketu at the places mentioned above is a
sure sign of special attraction with opposite sex and
it is quite enough for creating love affairs. These illicits
affairs may be in any form such as pre-marital, postmarital
or extra- marital.
D) Break-up of Love :
The seventh house in a
Kundali is known as the house of marriage. Love is
not converted into a marriage, if the seventh house
or the lord of the seventh house does not have a
relationship with the ascendant, the lord of the
ascendant, or the fifth house/the lord of the fifth
house or the ninth house/ the lord of the ninth house.
Sometimes, combinations related to the success of
love relationships are seen in the Janma Kundali and
the seventh house also forms relationships with other
houses and their lords, but these combinations are
not found in a Navansh Kundali. It may also happen
that both the fifth and the seventh house are weak
and afflicted. Due to all these reasons, love
relationships do not turn into marriages.
Role of retrograde planets in break-up of Love
Venus being retrograde
in the natal chart indicates
emotional frustrations, tendency to break-up in love,
love failures, loneliness etc. These people feel that
they are not loved by any one and develop frustration.
They cannot adjust to external conditions and also
cannot enjoy simple things liked by others, like music,
art, humour, nature, relations etc. They remain stuck
in their imaginary ideal love and blame society for
being too materialistic.
Retrograde Mars in the horoscope indicates desires
and actions delayed by uncertainities, lack of
oppurtunity or unfavourable circumstances. It results
in physical energy and vitality of the native being
low. Particularly in love matters, retrograde Mars
prevents the native from being bold and dynamic, required for the success of love.
Retrograde Saturn, in general, results in constant
conflict with authority. In love matters, break-up
results for fear of getting punished by authority. These
people are shy to speak in public and would like to
remain unknown. Inferiority complex is always
present and these individuals think that they would
not be able to compete with the status of others.
Case-study 8 : (Female) :
Balance of 9 years 5months 21days of Venus dasa at birth.
Lords of 5th(Mars) and 7th(Mercury) are in the same
sign(Rule2). In Navamsa, both Venus and Mars are
under the influence of Ketu. Saturn placed in the 2nd
from Ascendant and also from Moon gave scope for
love marriage(Rule 9). Hence, this girl is having ample
yogas for falling in love. She fell in love with childhood
friend. But she had to break-up her love, because of
the following planetary indication. Retrograde Saturn
in the second house posed the threat of opposition
This girl fell in love in Moon Dasa, Saturn bhukthi,
around July 2013. In July 2016, this girl decided to
break-up her love, while she was running Ketu
bhukthi. As mentioned earlier, the dasa of Moon does
break love. Moon is a karaka of mind and makes it
restless to fall in love during teenage. 5th and 7th
houses became weak, as their lords were joined with
debilitated Sun, deprived of any auspicious aspects.
Case-study 9 : (Female) :
Balance of 16 years 7 months and 1 day of Mercury dasa at Birth.
(Source : Dwadasa Bhava Phalachandrika - Page 271, Chart 176)
This native fell in love during Venus Dasa, Moon
bhukthi. Venus, as the 9th lord exalted in the 7th,
encouraged the love matters, aided by manah karaka
Moon in own house. Both the Nodes are debilitated.
But the father of this native objected to this marriage
for want of dowry. 12th lord Sun placed adversely in
the 8th, debilitated Ketu in 9th, ascendant lord Mercury
placed adversely in the 8th, resulted in break-up of
this love, in Rahu bhukthi.