Saturday, 30 September 2017

Reasons for late marriage

 Marriage is an important milestone in every person’s life.
 Marriage is just not conjugal bliss and bedroom pleasure but it forges new relations through our off springs. Every person dreams of a life partner and married life.  But now with girls and boys, both becoming career conscious, marriage has lost priority and is the last thing on the minds of the youngsters. This has resulted in late marriages and, many people are marrying after their prime years.
        What can be the cause of late marriage astrologically ?
        And can the  people  predict it from their horoscopes ?
Yes like other things,  the horoscope provides enough pointers of whether the marriage will be late or not. In India the legal age for marriage for a groom is 21 years and  for the bride it is 18 years. It is almost the same throughout the world except for some African countries where the legal marriage age is lower. Earlier the legal age was lower but as times change  many things also change,  and so has the marriage age also undergone changes. Nowadays most people go for marriage in mid twenties or thereafter. A marriage which is beyond this time, somewhere in thirties can now be termed as late marriage.
The major planets which have significant effect on the time period of  marriage taking place  in a chart are Venus, Mars and Jupiter. If these planets are not well placed or are not healthy, marriage can get delayed.
Venus as we all know is planet of love. If Venus is conjunct with some malefic planet or even if Venus is aspected by malefic planet such as Saturn, ketu or sun it delays marriage. Venus if placed in Leo sign, it indicates late marriage. Sun is the enemy of Venus . Any relation between Sun and Venus delays marriage. Combust Venus may cause lack of interest in marriage and relationships and the native may avoid getting married thus delaying marriage.
7th house is the house of partnerships and it also governs martial partnership that is marriage. The lord of the 7th house, the tenant planets therein and the aspects to this house,  all will effect marriage of the native.  If Mars is placed in 7th house it  leads  to Kuja Dosh /manglik dosha. In this case marriage after the age of 30 years is advisable. Mars matures at the age of 28 and thereafter much of its aggressive energy subsides.
As we all know Saturn will delay but will not deny , where ever it goes. Now If Saturn occupies the 7th house,  the marriage is surely delayed. Again if Saturn is the Lord of 7th house which is possible for Cancer and Leo Ascendants then a late marriage is advisable otherwise there maybe separation between husband and wife.
If the Lord of 7th house is placed with a malefic , again marriage may get delayed.
Similarly retrograde, combust or debilited planets in 7th house may delay marriage.
An interesting observation is that if Ketu is placed in 2,6,8,12 house the marriage usually takes place before the age of 25 years.

Late marriage is not a  set  back but an opportunity for the native to get well settled in career and life. A mature person is more likely to be able to handle the marriage problems and martial adjustments and lead  a happy married life.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

What suits you more.... business or a job?

Many people are interested to know about their career. Most of the parents worry a lot about the future of their child. I have already discussed how we can know about the profession a native may choose after the analysis of a horoscope. Certain combinations give a sure indication of suitable profession. (Have a look at my article titled Professions) Just to remind, one can know about employment, occupation, honor, trade, and commerce from the tenth house. And to know the outcome of the profession that is the amount of income generated the 11th house also called the Labha house is assessed

It is quite interesting to note that most of the people are interested to be an entrepreneur or do business .One of the reasons for this is that everyone feels that business gives more income rather than a job .Second important reason is that in business one is own master and is independent. In the job incomes are limited (in case of most jobs and to be a CEO one needs to climb a long ladder)
 In this article I would like to discuss what indicators tell whether the person will have an independent business or job, making it easy for the person to decide him- self/herself whether to be an entrepreneur or do business or take up a job.
1.     Planets in the seventh to twelfth houses strengthen the tenth house in the birth-chart. With a strong tenth house the possibilities for an independent business are quite high.
2.     Similarly, planets in the tenth to the third house make the Ascendant strong. A strong ascendant indicates a healthy body without which one cannot do much. Health is wealth is very well said. Also a strong ascendant increases the effects of positive Yogas in the horoscope. So strong ascendant increases the possibilities for an independent business.
3.     To start a career as an entrepreneur a person needs to have a strong willpower, be able to plan ahead and be far-thinking. But the most important trait of an entrepreneur / businessman is the ability to take risks. In a horoscope, the third house is the house of courage, hard decisions and challenges. So if the third house is in a strong position the person can become an entrepreneur/business person. 
4.     Business requires investment of lot of resources specially money. The money can come from rich family, or money which has been stored/saved that is strong second house (Other way of having investment money is getting loan ---debt which comes from strong sixth house.)
5.     Sun, Moon, Mars and Rahu are the planets of Purna Parmatmansh. The remaining ones are Jeevansh and Parmatmansh.  Due to the influence of planets of Purna Parmatmansh on the Ascendant or the Ascendant lord, the person will be able to take his decisions independently .This is a good indication and  increases  possibilities to become an independent entrepreneur/ businessman/woman
On the other hand in a job, a person has to follow the orders of others and usually not in a position to take decisions independently.
6.     Looking at the above points the Placement of five or more than five planets between tenth to third houses will increase the possibilities of business.
7.     A very important placement is the Position of Saturn and its effects on the tenth house/lord.
If Saturn becomes strong in the birth-chart and does not influence the Sun, Moon and the tenth house, then the person should choose independent business as a career. However, if Saturn is weak and influences Sun, Moon, and tenth house/lord then he should choose job as his occupation. Saturn is also considered a kaarak of job.
8.     Mars should be strong because the ability to face challenges and have courage to take hard decisions comes from Mars.
9.     The ninth house should be strong. It is the house of fortune. If the person has a strong and good fortune which we also call luck, then achieving success is easy.
10.   Success of every enterprise /business is measured by the amount of income earned .Income /labha is indicated by the 11th house. A strong 11th house is a positive indicator of an entrepreneur/ business person. Also presence of  Dhan yoga in the birth-chart creates a possibility for earning good income.(it can be both for the business /job)
Every businessman’s/entrepreneur’s horoscope will not have all the above traits but if the majority of them are met then one can go it alone and have a successful independent business/enterprise.

(NOTE: -- 7th house is the house of partnerships. Since this article relates to independent enterprise/business 7th house has not been discussed. People with favorable and strong 7th house can have partnership business)

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Remedies for Kaal Sarp Yoga

Having Kaal Sarp yoga in ones horoscope is a frightening situation.  Kaal Sarp yoga is considered to be restraining the other good Yogas in the horoscope. Many astrologers attribute set-backs and reverses in life to the presence of Kaal Sarp yoga. Their fear and attitude is understandable.  With Kaal Sarp yoga in the horoscope the planets are not able to function properly and hence the native is deprived of any benefic planet effects. So he leads a life full of troubles and struggles. The Kaal Sarp yoga is a strong planet alignment, capable of nullifying even the most powerful Dhana yoga in a horoscope.
Depending upon the magnitude of Kaal Sarp yoga remedies are suggested. Most of the remedies are simple and can be carried out easily. But what is required to be done should be done after proper consultation only.
·         Visiting Shiva temple is an effective yet simple remedy. Must visit Shiva temple on five (5) Wednesday and pray that the problem of Kaal Sarp yoga should end, and the planets in the horoscope become effective and benefic with the blessings of Lord Shiva. One must rest the head at the feet of Lord Shiva and recite “Om Namah Shivaya” 21 times.

·         Naga dosha Nivaran puja

·         Mahamritunjaya Mantra is a very powerful mantra for Kaal Sarp yoga. It is recited in all the puja for Kaal Sarp yoga nivaran(remedy)The MahaMritunjaya mantra will be recited many thousand times depending upon the type of Kaal Sarp yoga. The puja is then completed with Kaal Sarp yoga of Lord Shiva in which naag and nagin pairs(the number of pairs will again depend upon the type of Kaal Sarp yoga), Milk, chandan,rice, the holy  Ganga jal , bel patra, curd,sugar,dhatura,bhasam, flowers of white Akora, flowers of lotus and fruits are offered to Lord Shiva.

·         Reciting “Gayatri Mantra”.Om Bhuv Bhuva Swaha Tat Savitur Varinyam, Bhargo Devasya Dhimah Dhiyo Yonah Prachodaiyat…108 times is another effective mantra remedy for Kaal Sarp Yoga.

·         Fasting, performing Puja and Rudrabhishek to Lord Shiva on Mahashivratri, Shravan Somvar and Sawan Shivratri are also simple yet effective remedy for Kaal Sarp Yoga.

·         Worship Lord Shiva on Raksha Panchami / Rekha Panchami. It is observed on Bhadrapada Krishna Paksha Panchami you will get lot of relief.

·         Visit following temples  for worshipping Lord Shiva

Trambakeshwar Temple in Nashik (Maharastra)
Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjan (M.P.)
SriKalahasti Temple (A.P.)

Some people believe that keeping peacock feathers in the house or in the wallet etc protects from the negative effects of Rahu the serpent.

Other helpful tips
  • ·         Avoid eating sea food in the Main Period (Mahadasha) and sub-periods (Antardasha) of Rahu.
  • ·         Do not keep fish Aquarium or fish bowl in the house
  • ·         Clear all clutter from the house
  • ·         Keep South west corner heavy plus clean
  • ·         Respect sweepers. Do not speak or behave harshly with them.
  • ·         Perform Rahu Abhishek.
  • ·         Make a Jaal (net) on very small pieces of paper chits with blue ink pen and fill in small tablet of Atta and feed to fishers just after Sunset on Saturday.

Hope this will be helpful. 

Please feel free to send in your queries. Due to prior commitments and appointments I may not be able to answer immediately but please be assured that every enquiry will be answered.

Good Luck !!

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Know Your Rahu and Ketu (III)

Different  types of Kaal Sarp yoga (contd………..)

9)            SHANKCHOOD  KAAL SARP YOGA            This happens when Rahu is placed in the ninth house while Ketu is placed in the third house.
Effects                  Rahu is placed in the ninth house which is the house of religion and higher studies. Since Rahu is placed here the native will have no faith in his religion of birth and may instead adopt a new religion. Such a native may cleverly manipulate divine presence and indulge in deceptive religious activities.  He will also not respect the religious leaders and professors. He will do bad things and will have problems from authorities and the government especially in matters of business.
It indicates lack/problems in higher studies/university studies

Rahu in the 9th house aspects 3rd, 1st and the 5th house.

Ketu in the third house which is the house of siblings, short travel and communications, all get scattered.  The native may have no siblings especially the younger ones and if present then such a sibling would have some mental health issues. The native may also lack good communication skills.

10)          GHATAK KAAL SARP YOGA          This happens when Rahu is placed in the tenth house while Ketu is placed in the fourth house.
Effects                  Rahu in the tenth house gives favorable results. The tenth house is the house of career and leadership. Native with this placement is a convincing and charismatic leader with lot of impatience and urgent desires due to which the native faces lot of problems.  Rahu periods will be very successful for the native but the native may have problems in his job/employment especially with seniors.
Rahu in the 10th house aspects the 4th, 2nd and the 6th house.

Ketu in the fourth house which is the house of mother & motherland, land and properties, vehicles effects all these and the native feels insecure.
 The native may lose the mother and motherland, his house and properties. Ketu in the fourth house weakens the heart.

11           VISHDHAR KAAL SARP YOGA     This happens when Rahu is placed in the eleventh house while Ketu is placed in the 5th house.
Effects                  Rahu is placed in the eleventh house which is the house of gain and social networking. Rahu in this house damages the earning power yet such a native is materially successful. Earnings of such native would be through devious and deceptive ways. The native may gain materially by dealing in slippery or oily commodities. Rahu is the co lord of the eleventh house so here Rahu is very powerful .Vishdhar Kaal Sarp yoga is one the best formations as it gives great material success. George W Bush the American president had Vishdhar Kaal Sarp yoga. This yoga will give great gains through risk taking or networked friendships which constitute many foreigners.

Rahu in the 11th house aspects 5th, 3rd and the 7th house.

Ketu in the 5th house which is the house of children gets dissipated. The native may be careless towards ones children or may not have children or may face early death of children.

12           SHESHNAG KAAL SARP YOGA    This happens when Rahu is placed in the twelfth house and Ketu is placed in the sixth house.
Effects                  Rahu is placed in the 12th house which is the house of sleep, dream and the bedroom. Foreign lands and imprisonment. The native with this placement will be blessed with great imagination and may have weird dreams. Such a native may face imprisonment.

Rahu in the 12th house aspects the 6th, 4th and the 8th house.

Ketu in the 6th house brings  apathy to pollution disease, drugs, addictions, poverty. The native with Ketu in the 6th house is disengaged from mental, physical and emotional health. The accusation and disagreements in the life of the accused linger on and there seems to be no solution. If the native gets imprisoned he may make no effort to get released from there.
The native is somehow  associated with some illegal ventures.

This completes the different types of Kaal Sarp Dosha one may suffer. The next post will carry remedies for Kaal Sarp Dosha.

In the mean time please feel free to send in your queries if any. It may not be possible to answer immediatley due to prior committments but I shall try my best to answer as soon as possible and answer everyone.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Know your Rahu and Ketu (II)

Different Types of Kaal Sarp Yoga…………Contd

5)            PADAM KAAL SARP YOGA This Kaal Sarp yoga is formed when Rahu is placed in the fifth house and Ketu is placed in the eleventh house.
Effects    Rahu is placed in the fifth house which is the house of children, speculation and intelligence.
This is a difficult situation for a female because it means she will have many problems with  birth of children  which will take place, a long time after marriage.  Once the Children are gotten they will be source of trouble.
Since fifth house is house of speculation such a native will have no luck with speculation or gambling. Such a native should refrain from investing in share markets, betting etc.
Rahu in the fifth house aspects the 11th, 9th, 1st houses.
Ketu is situated in the eleventh house of gains and friendships which get dissipated.

6)            MAHAPADAM KAAL SARP YOGA   This Kaal Sarp yoga is formed when Rahu is placed in the sixth house and Ketu is placed in the twelfth house.
Effects                  Rahu is placed in the sixth house which is the house of Debts, diseases, divorce, drugs, crime, exploitation, and pollution. This is the best position for Rahu and in fact a materially successful one. Such a native will benefit from divorce, crime (can be successful criminal lawyer), military professional or security agent.
A word of caution is that this Kaal Sarp yoga can give betrayal. Both males and females having this Kaal Sarp yoga can be prone to sexual victimization within their own family.
Ketu in 12th house will disturb the sleep, dreams and the private bedroom relations.

7)            TAKSHAK KAAL SARP YOGA This Kaal Sarp yoga is formed when Rahu is placed in the seventh house and Ketu is placed in the first house.
Effects      Rahu is placed in the seventh house which is the house of marriage and partnerships. This will cause the marriage to be delayed and the married life will be troublesome. Native will indulge in extra martial affairs resulting in bad name. The spouse of such a native is not supportive and the native will suffer divorce. The native will suffer problems from partners. As such the native should avoid partnership business and ventures.
Rahu in the seventh house aspects 1st, 11th and the 3rd house.
Ketu in the first house which is the house of self will give physical and mental problems. The native may suffer high blood pressure and often suffers headache or migraine.


8)            KARKOTAK KAAL SARP YOGA   This Kaal Sarp yoga is formed when Rahu is placed in the 8th house and Ketu is placed in the 2nd house.
Effects    Rahu is placed in the eighth house which is the house of accidents, surgeries, occult & black magic and hidden wealth & inheritance. It is also the house of death . Shaheed Bhagat Singh had Rahu in his 8th house. His death by hanging was kept all wrapped away(mystery)from public eye and his death was due to outsiders(British).
 Natives with this formation  encounter mysterious diseases, black magic and sudden shocks. To take advantage of Rahu in the eighth house the native should look for career in terror and disaster management such as surgeons, military men etc.who can control and cleverly manipulate upheavals’ and disasters.
The native may have problems with the inheritance, and if he does inherent property it will be of no benefit to him.
Rahu in the eighth house aspects 2nd, 12th, 4th house.
Ketu in the second house scatters the 2nd house which is the house of wealth accumulation, mouth and voice. The native with this formation is a spendthrift and suffers diseases of the mouth and teeth. The native is careless towards Family legacies and treasurers 

(Rest of the Yogas are continued in the next post)

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Know your Rahu and Ketu (I)

There are twelve (12) different types of Kaal Sarp yoga. The reason for this is very simple. It is because there are twelve houses and the placement of Rahu and Ketu in the twelve different houses causes twelve different type of Kaal Sarp yoga.

According to the great astrologer B.V.Raman, for Kaal Sarp yoga to form, Rahu must occupy one of the first six houses. He aslso states “evil gets intensified if Lagna is between Ketu and Rahu”   whereas             “evil is almost neutralized if Lagna is placed between Rahu and Ketu.

 Rahu Ketu axis favors a rise in mundane life while the Ketu and Rahu axis favors the spiritual life.
Before proceeding further it is appropriate to mention that Rahu like the planet Jupiter has 5th, 7th and 9th aspects.

1.       Anant Kaal Sarp yoga
This Kaal Sarpyoga is formed when Rahu is placed in the Lagna which is also the first house and Ketu in this case is placed in the 7th house.

Rahu aspects 5th,7th,and 9th house.

Effects The native having this form of Kaal Sarp yoga will be target to conspiracies of people who are quite close to him/her. In all likeliness this native will not win any court cases. So such a person should avoid taking matters to court and always prefer out of court settlements. Also such natives are short tempered, impatient and difficult to satisfy. With Ketu being placed in the 7th house the married life of the native is also disturbed due to differences between the spouses. The native also faces lack of support from business partners/professional colleagues.

2.       Kulika Kaal Sarp yoga
This Kaal Sarp yoga is formed when Rahu is placed in the second house of the horoscope and Ketu is placed in the eighth house

Effects    Rahu being a malefic and is placed in the second house of the horoscope so it is bound to affect the finances and the mouth (language and food). Savings and accumulation of money will not take place leading to mediocre financial status.
The native may be a charming and convincing speaker/singer.
The native will be fond of exotic foods and may be fond of foods which are not meant for humans. Native should be careful of eating habits and diet.
 Rahu in the second house aspects (5th aspect of Rahu) the sixth house which is the house of diseases and debts. This means the native may have huge debts and loans which are in support of Rahu being placed in the second house (little savings)
The native also suffers health problems due to aspect of 6th house by Rahu
With Ketu in eighth house the ancestral properties, the legacies as well as inheritance all gets dispersed. This adversely affects the financial status of the native.
Ketu in 8th house also makes the native prone to curses and psychic attacks.

3.       Vasuki Kaal Sarp yoga. This Kaal Sarp yoga is formed when Rahu is placed in the third house and Ketu is placed in the ninth house.

Effects   Rahu in the third house which is house of siblings, short travels and communications. All these get adverse effect due to presence of malefic Rahu. Relations with siblings will be troublesome .The younger sibling of such a native will be very ambitious. The native will not be  good at  communication and needs to be extra careful with his communications specially the written documents. Also the native maybe good at manipulating instructions and directions for his own benefit.

Ketu in the ninth house makes the native disinterested in religion of birth. The native maybe more inclined towards some other religion. Native will have no respect for the professors and the learned people.

4.       Shankpal Kaal Sarp yoga This Kaal Sarp yoga is formed when Rahu is placed in the fourth house and Ketu will be placed in the tenth house.

Effects   Rahu is placed in the fourth house which is the house of immoveable properties, land, house, mother, motherland and conveyances. All these will be troublesome.

Ketu being in the tenth house, which is the house of career and profession, honors and dignity, these will get dispersed. One may give up the high visibility role one has achieved. The native having this yoga will never be satisfied with his career.

(Rest of The different types of Kaal Sarp yoga are discussed in the next post)

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Do you have Kaal Sarp Yoga ?

Going by the name Kaal Sarp yoga, it is apparent that it has something to do with Sarp…..the snakes and Kaal...which means time. Out of the nine planets, Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury,Jupiter,Venus,Saturn,Rahu and Ketu it is only Rahu and Ketu who have something to do with snakes. They  are also referred to as  two parts of the snake, the upper part or the head (north node) which is known as Rahu and the lower part or the tail (south node) which is known as Ketu. Kaal Sarp yoga is formed when rest of the seven planets are placed between Rahu and Ketu Axis. Even if one of the planets is outside Rahu and Ketu Axis, Kaal Sarp is not formed. Rahu and Ketu are always placed seven houses away, so there are five houses between Rahu and Ketu. In Kaal Sarp yoga the seven planets other than Rahu and Ketu can be placed in any of these five houses. No planet should be placed in the house having Rahu or Ketu otherwise Kaal Sarp yoga is not formed. (Since the topic of Kaal Sarp yoga is highly debated every combination has some or the other condition. As to having a planet with Rahu nullifies Kaal Sarp yoga or not, some astrologers suggest that if the planet sharing the house with Rahu has lower degree than Rahu, then Kaal Sarp yoga is considered to be effective otherwise not)

A complete Kaal Sarp yoga is formed when exactly half of the horoscope chart has no planets and all the planets are hemmed between Rahu and Ketu. Most of the Astrologers are of the opinion that Kaal Sarp yoga will NOT apply if all the planets are placed between Ketu and Rahu. This would mean that for the formation of Kaal Sarp yoga the planets should be placed between Rahu and Ketu
A partial Kaal Sarp yoga happens when the malefic planets Sun, Mars and Saturn are placed on the opposite side of Rahu and Ketu. The partial Kaal Sarp yoga gives less Malefic effects.
A modified form of Kaal Sarp yoga is formed when all the planets in the horoscope are hemmed between Rahu and Ketu except for one planet. In most such cases the planet outside the axis of Rahu and Ketu is Saturn
Kaal Sarp yoga has effect till the age of 47 years. In some cases, depending upon the position of Rahu and Ketu Kaal Sarp yoga may be effective throughout life.
Kaal Sarp yoga is more effective during the Mahadasha (main period) and the Antardasha (sub-period) of Rahu and Ketu.
 Even if there is Kaal Sarp yoga in the horoscope it may not be effective
The result of the effects of Kaal Sarp is not the same for all the people. This is because of the difference in the placement, strength and aspects of the benefic and malefic planets. Benefic aspects to Rahu and Ketu make Rahu and Ketu beneficial. Both Rahu and Ketu give tremendous good effects, giving great success and happiness during the period of their Mahadasha (main period) and antar dasha (sub-period)
It is very interesting to note that if Raja yoga is present in the horoscope, the Raja yoga will have more effect and give more positive results inspite of Kaal Sarp yoga
Kaal Sarp yoga is cause of great concern in the following placements:-
1)      If Rahu or Ketu is placed with either of the malefic planets, namely Sun, Mars or Saturn
2)      Presence of Paap Kartau yoga….this happens when Rahu or Ketu are positioned between 2 or more planets
3)      Rahu and  Ketu are placed in 1st /5th /9th place from Sun, Mars, Saturn or the ascendant.

      Please feel free to send your queries. Due to paucity of time and prior commitments, it may take me some time to reply, but please be assured that I shall answer everyone.
       (to be continued............)