Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Nature of 9 planets in 12 Signs



PISCES – MEENA 
JUP - OWNER
VENUS – EXALT

MER – DEB

SUN – FRIEND

MARS - FRIEND 
RAHU – FRIEND

KETHU - FREND
ARIES – MESHA

MARS – OWNER  MARS - TRINE

SUN – EXALT

SAT – DEB

JUP – FRIEND

TAURUS – RISHABA
VENUS – OWNER MOON – EXALT

RAHU – EXALT 
RAHU – TRINE

MOON – TRINE 
KETHU – DEB

MER – FRIEND

SAT – FRIEND

SUN - INIM

JUP - INIM
GEMINI – MITHUNA 
MER – OWNER

MOON – FRIEND

VENUS – FRIEND

SAT – FRIEND

RAHU – FRIEND

KETHU – FRIEND

MARS – INIM

JUP - INIM
AQUARIUS – KUMBA 
SAT – OWNER

SAT - TRINE
VENUS – FRIEND

SUN - INIM

CANCER – KATAKA MOON - OWNER 
JUP – EXALT

MARS - DEB

SUN – FRIEND

MER - INIM

VENUS - INIM

SAT - INIM
RAHU – INIM

KETHU - INIM  
CAPRICORN – MAKARA

SAT - OWNER

MARS – EXALT

JUP – DEB

VENUS – FRIEND 
RAHU – FRIEND 
KETHU – FRIEND

SUN - INIM
LEO – SIMHA

SUN – OWNER  

SUN – TRINE

MOON - FRIEND
MARS - FRIEND 

MER - FRIEND 

JUP - FRIEND 
VENUS - INIM

SAT - INIM

RAHU – INIM

KETHU - INIM 
SAGITTARIUS – DHANUS     
JUP – OWNER

SUN - FRIEND

MARS - FRIEND   
VENUS - FRIEND   
RAHU – FRIEND 
KETHU – FRIEND

VENUS - INIM  
SCORPIO – VRISCHIKA
MARS - OWNER

KETHU – EXALT 
KETHU – TRINE

MOON - DEB

RAHU - DEB

SUN - FRIEND 

JUP – FRIEND

MER – INIM

SAT - INIM

LIBRA – THULAM 
SAT – EXALT

 SUN – DEB

VENUS - TRINE
MER – FRIEND

RAHU – FRIEND 
KETHU – FRIEND

JUP - INIM
VIRGO – KANNI

MER - OWNER

MER – EXALT

MER - TRINE
VENUS – DEB

MOON – FRIEND

JUP – FRIEND

RAHU – FRIEND

KETHU – FRIEND

MARS - INIM

OWNER – OWNER OF THE SIGN
EXALT – EXALTATION
TRINE – MOOLA TRIKONA
DEB – DEBILITATION (or) Neecham 
FRIEND – FRIENDLY SIGN
INIM – ENEMIES SIGN

*** MOON – FRIENDLY TO ALL SIGNS.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Nature of Twelve Signs of Zodiac


PISCES – MEENA  NEGATIVE SOUTHERN   
WATERY SIGN    COMMON    FRUITFUL
MUTE 
DUAL
ARIES – MESHA POSITIVE NORTHERN
FIERY SIGN MOVABLE
BARREN
VIOLENT
BESTIAL
TAURUS – RISHABA NEGATIVE NORTHERN  EARTHY SIGN
FIXED
SEMI FRUITFUL BESTIAL
GEMINI – MITHUNA POSITIVE NORTHERN
AIRY SIGN  COMMON
BARREN
HUMAN
VOICE 
DUAL
AQUARIUS – KUMBA 
POSITIVE SOUTHERN
AIRY SIGN
FIXED HUMAN VOICE

CANCER – KATAKA NEGATIVE NORTHERN 
WATERY SIGN MOVABLE  FRUITFUL
MUTE
CAPRICORN – MAKARA
NEGATIVE SOUTHERN
EARTHY SIGN   MOVABLE
SEMI FRUITFUL BESTIAL
LEO – SIMHA POSITIVE NORTHERN
FIERY SIGN
FIXED
BARREN
BESTIAL
SAGITTARIUS – DHANUS
 POSITIVE SOUTHERN
FIERY SIGN  COMMON
SEMI FRUITFUL
DUAL
SCORPIO – VRISCHIKA NEGATIVE SOUTHERN   WATERY SIGN  FIXED
FRUITFUL
MUTE
VIOLENT
LIBRA – THULAM POSITIVE SOUTHERN
AIRY SIGN  MOVABLE
SEMI FRUITFUL VOICE
VIRGO – KANNI NEGATIVE NORTHERN  EARTHY SIGN   COMMON
BARREN
HUMAN
DUAL

Monday, April 18, 2016

Retrogade Motion of Planets

In astrology, a planet in retrograde motion has special significance. The effects that the planets produces when in retrograde motion are far different than the ones they exert while moving directly. In the horoscopes, retrograde planets acquire special power and effects while in retrograde motion at the time of birth. These are known as `Vakri` planets in Hindu astrology.

The Sanskrit name for retrograde planets is known as Vakri. Vakri means twisted, crooked, winding, roundabout, indirect, evasive and ambiguous. Vakragati means retrograde motion. The term retrograde comes from Latin for “backward step.” You’ll hear it a lot in astrology.

A person might be born when certain planets are in the retrograde phase. In such a case, the person tends to internalize the energies represented by the planet or to look within for the expression of the planet’s power rather than investing that power outside of oneself.

Planets from the point of view of the earth will slow down and become stationary. Then they appear to move backward in the sky this motion is known as retrograde motion of the planets. This apparent retrograde movement is due to the motion of the earth’s orbit.

As the Earth passes by a planet that particular planet appears to move backwards i.e. westward, amid the stars, this phenomenon is called retrograde motion, which motion invariably occurs at a time when that planet is visible for a relatively longer period.

The approximate midpoint of which period in respect of the superior planets coincides with opposition and the Earth is between the Sun and that planet. This is an optical illusion where a planet appears to move through the zodiac opposite its usual direction.

The planet only appears to retrograde, actually it does not and in which event if the faster planet is retrograde it can approach the slower planet from a later degree by backward motion which phenomenon is known as - "the applying aspect" in the Western astrology.

Picture the planets orbiting the Sun like a racetrack. Each planet has its own track, a different distance from the Sun, traveling each at different speeds. A retrograde happens when the Earth passes a planet, making that planet appear to slow down, stop and then go in reverse. it appears to be moving backward.

This illusion is like when you are passing a car that's going slower than you are, as you pass it, it seems to go backwards, but it's still traveling at the same speed and in the same direction.

All the Planets in our Solar system appear to stop (this is what is called a "Station")and then start to move backward. After some time they stop again (station)and appear to start to move forward again. Because some planets have faster orbits than others the time they stop and start movement varies from planet to planet.

It is indeed hurtling forward through space, but because the planets do not revolve around us and we are also in motion, sometimes a planet appears to go backwards. In that process, it backs up over a certain range of degrees in the zodiac and ends up passing through that range three times: first forward, then backward and lastly forward again. Thus you will sometimes see mentions of three related time frames for certain influences; circumstances may be related around these times. Usually the second of the three occurrences is the toughest transition, where the planet’s message is most strongly conveyed.

The Sun and the Moon, the two luminaries, do not have Vakra state, they do not acquire retrograde motion, they are always in direct motion, the other five planets (Tara grahas) have Vakra state, they acquire retrograde motion from time to time when they transit from 5th to the 8th house from the Sun.

A planet hemmed between two Vakri grahas behaves as a Vakri graha, this applies to the Moon.Whereas Mars, Jupiter and Saturn appear to retrograde in the signs opposite to the one occupied by the Sun, Mercury and Venus appear to retrograde when they are farthest away from the Sun. Mercury and Venus can never be in the 5th to the 8th house from the Sun.

On the other hands, the two imaginary planets or lunar nodes, Rahu and Ketu, which are not planets but termed as Lunar Nodes in true sense, always have perpetual retrograde motion. Pluto, Neptune and Uranus (not considered in Vedic astrology) also go through the retrograde motion along with Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn.

Usually the retrograde planets in the natal chart or ephemeris are marked by R or Rx or Ret. Mars R or Jupiter Rx, Ret all indicates that these planets were retrograde at the time of the chart.

Rahu Ketu are forever moving backwards and this has lead to them being described negatively in the classics. But they also have the potential to view everything in a complete different manner and therefore can be quite innovative and make individual reach heights that they never thought they would conquer, by going against the grain.

Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn turn retrograde at regular intervals. They generally move direct, then for a time period they (appear to) slow down and seem stationary for a long time (Stationary retrograde). At this time their powers are at their highest. Then they move retrograde, giving erratic and more prominent effects. After a particular time span, they again seem to slow down and seem to be stationary (stationary direct). Then they once again acquire a direct motion.

Mercury retrogrades for 21-23 days and is stationary one day before and after. 

Venus is retrograde for 40-42 days and is stationary approximately two days before and after. Mars retrogrades for 77-79 days and is stationary 3 to 4 days before and after. 
Jupiter retrogrades 115-118 days is stationary 5 days before and after. 
Saturn retrogrades for 142-145 days and remains stationary 5 day before and after.

Each planet has it’s own percentage of time when it must retrograde. They are: 


Mercury - 6.02 %
Venus - 11.23 %
Mars - 21.36 %
Jupiter - 32.05 %
Saturn - 39.45 %

Whenever a planet starts in a motion other than the normal course, it yields unusual effects as well. In general, the fields ruled by these planets suffer the major influence. For example, communication hazards will be more during Mercury retrograde. Accidents due to rashness will be enhanced during Mars retrograde and so on….

Hence, each planetary retrogression should be considered as a time to be cautious, and to consider things from a different viewpoint.

Suryasiddhanta refers to eight verities of motion of which Vakra, Ativakra and Kutila refer to Vakragati i.e. retrograde motion, when they are believed to be moving away from light, and the remaining five verities viz; manda, manda tara, sama, sighra and atisighra refer to Rujugati i.e. direct motion, when planets are freed from vakragati and are known as Margi grahas that are believed to be moving towards light.

According to Sanketa Nidhi of Ramadayalu when it is retrograde Mars gives the results of the 3rd house from the house of its occupation, Mercury gives the results of the 4th, Jupiter of the 5th, Venus of the 7th and Saturn of the 8th house. Vakri grahas and Paramuchcha grahas no doubt gain superior strength but do not produce identical results and even become over-powered in Grahayuddhas. If the Sun is Arohi a Vakri graha although very strong but because of the variations in its motion does not produce results uniformly.

Situated in their debilitation sign if owning good houses Vakri grahas produce good results, if owning bad houses they give bad results. Phaladeepika holds the view that a retrograde planet in its sign of debilitation is equal to its occupation of exaltation sign, and that exalted retrograde planets act as though they are debilitated. And, excepting the retrograde ones, those planets which occupy unfriendly signs take away 1/3rd of their allotted term of life. Vakra also means Kuja (Mars). Vakri grahas having gained exceptional strength give thrice the term of life allotted to them.

Vakra Asana in Yoga twists the body from back to front. Usually this asana are done to strengthen the spine and make them flexible. The potential of the retrograde planets is to be flexible, to twist thing around, to make them unclear, to teach its message in an indirect way, to view life in a different way to others. By doing it correctly they can strengthen themselves and become adaptable, original, innovative and different. On the negative side they can be twisted thinkers, crooked and dishonest. The individual can deal with the quality of their retrograde planets in a positive manner or can use their potential in a totally negative way. The essence is there to do good or bad in the planet but it is up to the individual to use this in the right way.

If a planet is retrograde in your birth chart, you may face obstacles in that area, In fact, you could find that because you spend more time with these challenges, they actually become strengths. Using Mercury and Venus as examples again, if either of these planets is retrograde in your chart, you may or may not have problems with communication or love. It could take you longer to write papers in school but the time you've spent will make your language skills stronger. You may be unlucky when it comes to relationships and marriage, but when you finally fall in love it's more likely to be the real thing.
 

When you understand how a retrograde can affect you, either in your birth chart or during normal transits, you can prepare yourself to deal with them.

In the continuing cycles of the planets’ motions, retrograde periods are a time to research, review and re-do, any “re-” word. Our culture likes to pretend that we can move forward in linear progress, but nature tells us everything goes around in a circle or spiral. So sometimes we have to circle around before we go forward again. That’s what retrogrades are good for.

The slower-moving outer planets spend more time retrograde than the quicker-moving inner planets. Even though Mercury Retrograde only lasts three weeks at a time (three times a year), we seem to feel them the most. Possibly that’s because Mercury is in charge of all forms of communications and those touch every area of our lives. Mercury is also associated with all means of local transport. Hence its retrograde times are when we are more likely to be delayed by traffic snarls (allow extra time) or need car repairs (try to anticipate with preventive maintenance). Allow extra time for everything because you’ll need to doublecheck your work.

The five planets Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn express the practical reality of our life. They are the planets that form the Pancha Mahapurusha Yoga that bestows greatness on earth. The rule the Pancha Mahabhutas, the five primary elements that influence our physical body but also sheath the eternal consciousness. These elements control our organs of desires, emotions and senses. They can keep us grounded in gross reality but if we start to use their energy spiritually they become infused with a different power.

To see if you have planets whether are in retrogade, look at your natal chart and find the sign and degree where the retrograde begins and ends. To obtain your natal chart, find out your exact birth time and go to the apt website.You should be able to print your chart from there (or save it to your computer) and access a brief interpretation report.

Planets are retrograde when they are closest to the earth, so think of bringing the planet’s meaning closer to you. The retrograde period is usually a time of relearning lessons related to the planet in question, so sometimes it presents difficulties as part of that lesson-learning.

During a 'retrograde,' the areas of life that the retrograde planet rules will feel crazy until it catches up to Earth again. Each planet exerts influence over certain aspects of life. When a planet goes retrograde, the effects of its influence are reversed. During a Venus retrograde, don't expect love or relationships to come easily.

Once you have your birth chart, you can see what part of it any planet is retrograding over by comparing the degrees of the retrograde range to the houses of your chart. You can also discover if any planets were retrograde at your birth.

When you have a personal consultation, your astrologer can explain the influences in your life of natal and current retrograde planets.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Puthra Dosha

Everyone would like to have son/daughter immediately after the marriage. Those who are affected by Putra dosham may find themselves without any children/ delay in getting the children.

‘Puthra’ means child. The word ‘Dosha’ has several meaning like blemish, mistake, a problem or an imperfection. Putra dosha, the flaw that pertains to children is a very popular term in Vedic Astrology. It comprises of all types of faults that may be related to one’s children as seen from the horoscope.

The Fifth house from Lagna represents progeny. Jupiter is Puthra Karaka. The Lord of the Fifth, and Jupiter, should be placed well to ensure children. The Lord of the 10th is also connected with the native getting a legal heir.

Fifth house is the Puthra sthana (house indicating children) for a male and any malefic planets in this fifth house creates Puthra Dosha (imperfection in child birth) to the native. Jupiter is the puthra karaka(planet indicating children). If the 5th lord, Jupiter and 5th house is affected by malefic planets then the person suffers due to Puthra Dosha mainly due to progeny problems.

Factors indicating Puthra Dosha are the Lord of the Fifth being ill placed, Jupiter in a weak position, and the Fifth house and Jupiter receiving malefic aspects. In such cases, the coming of progeny may be delayed, and even denied. The role of Maha Dasa-s and Bhukthi-s is relevant too. Competent and experienced astrologers can recommend possible ways to overcome the effects of Puthra Dosha found in a horoscope.

For a female both the fifth and ninth house in the horoscope are to be analyzed for the child birth. Usually ninth house is called as Puthra Sthana for women but still, fifth house indicates the nature of womb (ovary) and conception. Any malefic in 5th or ninth house in the horoscope of female creates some problem in child birth.

Rahu in 5th house delays child birth and in most of the cases they suffer abortion if any malefic like mars or Saturn aspects Rahu. They beget only female children. If ketu is posited in 5th house, they suffer childlessness for a very long period and they may beget a male child long after 8 years of marriage. If moon or mars is posited in fifth house they beget more female children. If Saturn is posited in 5th house, they may go in for adopted child. For a perfect analysis of progeny, Rasi chart and Sapthamsa chart of both the husband and wife should be analyzed and this cannot be explained here in detail.

Also, fifth house indicates ancestral assets, love affair, luck in speculation, personal mantra favorable deity etc. weak fifth house and malefic in fifth house spoils the ancestral assets. They also face failures in love affairs. They should also avoid involving in speculation which might put them in to disappointments. Planet in fifth house indicates the type of mantra one would choose to chant and attain perfection (mantra siddhi).

It is always good if no planet occupies 5th house (puthra sthana). Even benefic planet like Jupiter in 5th house creates dosha. 5th house is also called as poorva punya sthana. Hence any malefic planet in 5th house indicates the curse we’ve got from our past lives. 


Planet sun indicates curse of father
Moon indicates curse of mother
Mars indicates curse of brother
Mercury indicates curse of maternal uncle
Jupiter indicates curse of god
Saturn indicates curse of departed souls
Venus indicates curse of spouse
Rahu and Ketu indicates curse of serpents 

 
If the fifth house and its lord is affected along with any of the above said planets, one suffers from Puthra dosha due to the curse from the past lives.

Maharishi Parasara in his jyothish text ‘Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra’ has given different planetary combinations that indicate childlessness due to the curse in the horoscope.

The main cause of Putradosha is past life deeds. Putradosha indicates that the person has be unkind to a child or children. Depending on the range of the crime towards children in a past life, the putradosha ranges from mild to heavy in the current birth.

Parents take care of us. In return we cannot take care of the parents in the same way. To pay back, you need to take care of your children because you are the parents to your children. Not taking care of your children is one of the worst crimes possible. Just think of a world where parents do not take care of their children. So taking care of children is the most important duty of the husband and wife.

So it follows that the atonement rituals may include as payback any of the following: either the direct punishment, adoption of children or huge medical expense due to infertility problems.

Medical expenses is part of the punishment. By not taking care of children in a past life the person may have saved a lot of money in a past life. That money has now to be spent on medical treatment. So doctors will become the tax collector in this case. That is why infertility specialists charge a lot of money.

When you throw away something soon you will be needing it. Have you noticed that? So if you throw away or abort children you will in a future birth struggle to have a child.

It is like you do not payback the loan in a bank and soon no bank will help you with a loan in the future. In such cases local money lenders take advantage and punish you more with huge interests.

In short Putradosha like all other dosha is proof that Karma works. Putradosha manifests more than one way.
a) No children 

b) If children are born they will become the main cause of concern in your life 
c) Children will be thoroughly disobedient. 
d) Children may be separated from you. Putradosha will work in tandem with marital problems that are already there in the horoscope trying to separate father and mother so that the child will suffer. 
e) Sudden downfall in career – from great heights to nothing

From the above we know that within the term Putradosha – there is a range starting from the highest Putradosha to the lowest Putradosha.

In case the dosha is not severe remedies will work. If the putradosha is too much then remedies will not work.

If you have to assess the level of Putradosha then you have to know a great deal of rules pertaining to problems related to childlessness and serious problems with children.

Common effects of Puthra Dosha:
 

Delay in child birth
Miscarriages
Birth of female babies alone
Birth of physically or mentally affected child
Children become useless or helpless to parents
Child doesn’t respect or obey parents 

 
If the person has afflicted 5th house, then he suffers due to childlessness. But if he has a strong bagya sthana (house indicating fortune) and karma sthana(house indicating actions), then he begets a child after the age of 40. He’ll be blessed with a karma puthra (child who would performs the final rites to his father) due to his noble actions indicated by 9th and 10th house.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kalathra Dosha

The word "Kalathra" means the life partner of every person. The word Kalathra means spouse. For males the word "Kalthra" points towards his wife and for the females to their husband.

Among the planets, Venus is the kalathra karaka (planet indicating wife). Among the 12 houses, 7th house is the kalthra sthana (house indicating spouse). Any malefic planet in 7th house creates kalathra dosha. Also, kalathra dosha is created if the 7th lord and venus is afflicted in the birth chart.

Kalathra Dosha means that it indicate trouble ahead in the married life. Kalathra Dosham (Kathira Dosha) can cause delay in marriage it is very hard to find a suitable partner for marriage or can end up in no marrige during the current life. The houses 2, 7 and 11 is considered for judging the Kalathra Dosham on a chart. However 7th house is given paramount importantance. Venus is the Kalathra Karaka in boy's horosocpe and Jupiter is the Kalathra Karaka in girl's horosocpe

Even after the marriage, they lack good understanding and live a separated life. They also lack conjugal bliss which ultimately ends up in divorce. In some cases, the spouse suffers due to health problems and even death may occur in severe cases.

No connection between 2nd, 7th and 11th house can lead to delayed marriage usually. The malefic planet or malefic affliction in 7th house or in 7th lord can create problems in married life. The array of planets affliction with 7th house or 7th lord can cause divorce and re-marriage.

Most of them often takes much care and time to solve the Marriage Porutham puzzle. But the actual villian in the Marriage episode is this Kalathra Dosha. If Boy or Girl's horoscope indicates any form of Kalathra Dosha, that issue has to be addressed before conducying the Marriage.

Common effects of kalathra dosha: 

Delay in marriage
Unhappy marital life
Misunderstandings
Lack of conjugal bliss
Separation or divorce
Ill health to spouse
Premature death of spouse


Similarly, 8th house is called as mangalya sthana(house indicating marital tie). Malefic planets in 8th house create Mangalya dosham. Planet Jupiter is called as the mangalya karaka (planet indicating marital tie). If the 8th lord, Jupiter and 8th house is afflicted, then the person faces trouble in marital life due to mangalya dosham. Mangalya dosha will spoil the marriage life either by separating husband and wife by sending someone away from home or else by divorce or by giving death to the husband.