Mars in the Seventh House

ma in 7th

लग्नात्सप्तमे भौमफलम्

lagnātsaptame bhaumaphalam

lagnād Lagna or Ascendant, saptame seventh, bhaumaphalam fruits or results of the Mars

Translation: The results of the Mars in the seventh house.

 

स्वदार पीडा॥ ५४॥

पापार्ते पापयुतेन च स्वर्क्षे स्वदार हानिः॥ ५५॥

शुभयुते जीवति पत्यौ स्त्रीनाशः॥ ५६॥

विदेशपरः॥ ५७॥

उच्चमित्र स्वक्षेत्र शुभयुते पपक्षेत्रे ईक्षणवशात्कलत्र नाशः॥ ५८॥

अथवा चोरव्यभिचार मूलेन कलत्रान्तरं दुष्टस्त्रीसंगः॥ ५९॥

भगचुम्बनवान॥ ६०॥

चतुष्पाद मैथुनवान् मद्यपानाप्रियः॥ ६१॥

मन्दयुते दृष्ते शिश्नचुंबन परः॥ ६२॥

केतुयुते रजस्वला स्त्री सम्भोगी॥ ६३॥

तत्रशत्रुयुते बहुकलत्रनाशः॥ ६४॥

अवीरः अहंकारी वाशुभदृष्टे न दोषः॥ ६५॥

 

svadāra pīḍā || 54||

pāpārte pāpayutena ca svarkṣe svadāra hāniḥ || 55||

śubhayute jīvati patyau strīnāśaḥ || 56||

videśaparaḥ || 57||

uccamitra svakṣetra śubhayute papakṣetre īkṣaṇavaśātkalatra nāśaḥ || 58||

athavā coravyabhicāra mūlena kalatrāntaraṁ duṣṭastrīsaṁgaḥ || 59||

bhagacumbanavāna || 60||

catuṣpāda maithunavān madyapānāpriyaḥ || 61||

mandayute dṛṣte śiśnacuṁbana paraḥ || 62||

ketuyute rajasvalā strī sambhogī || 63||

tatraśatruyute bahukalatranāśaḥ || 64||

avīraḥ ahaṁkārī vāśubhadṛṣṭe na doṣaḥ || 65||

 

svadāra own wife; pīḍā suffering, harm, injury;

pāpārte disturbed by evil, injured; pāpayutena conjoin malefic; ca or; svarkṣe own sign; svadāra own wife; hāni abandonment, loss, deprivation of;

śubhayute conjoined benefic; jīvati life; patyau falling; strīnāśaḥ loss of wife;

videśa going abroad, another country; para beyond, distant, removed;

uccamitra exalted or in a friendly sign; svakṣetra own sign; śubhayute conjoined benefic; papakṣetre malefic sign; īkṣaṇa aspect; vaśā related to desire; kalatra a wife, consort; nāśa loss or deprivation;

athavā or, rather, either; coravy theft; abhicāra incantation, magic; mūlena a root, bottom part; kalatrā a wife, consort; antaraṁ intimate, interior; duṣṭa corrupt, spoiled; strī a woman, wife; saṁga coming together, union, intercourse;

bhaga sexual passion, the female organ, below; cumbanavāna one who kisses much;

catuṣpāda quadruped; maithunavān pairing, copulating, coupling; madya middle, standing between two; pānāpriya fond of or attached to drinking;

mandayute conjoined planet Saturn; dṛṣte aspected; śiśna a female generative organ, a tail; cuṁbana kissing; para others;

ketuyute conjoined Ketu; rajasvalā menstruating, full of passion; strī wife, a woman; sambhogī mutually enjoying, sensualist;

tatra in that case, therein; śatruyute conjoined inimical planet; bahu much, many; kalatra a wife, consort; nāśa loss, deprivation;

avīraḥ unmanly, weak, a widow; ahaṁkārī conceit, egoism; or; śubhadṛṣṭe aspect of benefic; na doṣaḥ without problem or evil.

 

Translation: If the Mars is in the seventh house native’s wife will suffer on account of bad health (or injury). If Mars is in a sign of malefic planet, conjoined malefic or in own sign (Aries or Scorpio), person will lose his wife. If Mars is associated with benefic, the wife will die during lifetime of the native and person will go far away from his native land.

If Mars is exalted (Capricorn) or in a friendly sign or in own sign (Aries or Scorpio), conjoined benefic or in a malefic sign of malefic, the native will suffer loss of wife. If this does not happen (if Mars is not exalted or in own sign), theft and black magic are arising out of having union with a woman of questionably character. He will indulge in sexual perversions like kissing the secret parts.

He will also have unnatural intercourse with quadruples and will be fond of drinking liquor.

If Mars is conjoined or aspected by Saturn native will be kissing the secret organ of other lady’s. If Mars is conjoined Ketu, the native will find pleasure in having intercourse with a woman in menses. In case Mars is conjoined malefic planet, he will suffer loss of many wives.

He will be without potency and will be full of vanity. It will not be so if Mars is aspected by a benefic planet.

 

bhRigu sūtram – Mars in the Sixth House

 

ma in 6th

लग्नात्षष्ठे भौमफलम्

lagnātṣaṣṭhe bhaumaphalam

lagnād Lagna or Ascendant, ṣaṣṭhe sixth, bhaumaphalam fruits or results of the Mars

Translation: The results of the Mars in the sixth house.

 

प्रसिद्धः॥ ४६॥

कार्यसमर्थः॥ ४७॥

शत्रुहन्ता पुत्रवान् सप्तविंशति वर्षे कन्यकाश्वादि युत ऊढवान्॥ ४८॥

शत्रुक्षयः॥ ४९॥

शुभर्क्षे शुभयुते शुभदृष्टे पूर्णफलानि॥ ५०॥

वातशूलादिरोगः॥ ५१॥

बुधक्षेत्रे युते कुष्ठरोगः॥ ५२॥

शुभदृष्ते परिहारः॥ ५३॥

 

prasiddhaḥ || 46||

kāryasamarthaḥ || 47||

śatruhantā putravān saptaviṁśati varṣe kanyakāśvādi yuta ūḍhavān || 48||

śatrukṣayaḥ || 49||

śubharkṣe śubhayute śubhadṛṣṭe pūrṇaphalāni || 50||

vātaśūlādirogaḥ || 51||

budhakṣetre yute kuṣṭharogaḥ || 52||

śubhadṛṣte parihāraḥ || 53||

 

prasiddha accomplished, celebrated;

kārya work, performance; samartha strong, powerful, competent;

śatruhantā slaying enemies; putravān having children; saptaviṁśati 27th; varṣe year; kanya kāśvādi maiden, virgin; yuta union; ūḍhavān carried, conveyed;

śatrukṣaya destruction of enemies;

śubharkṣe in benefic sign; śubhayute conjoined benefic; śubhadṛṣṭe aspect of benefic; pūrṇaphalāni full results;

vāta vatta, wind element; śūla spike, spear; adi and others; roga disease;

budhakṣetre house of Mercury; yute union, association; kuṣṭha leprosy; roga disease;

śubhadṛṣte aspect of benefic; parihāra avoiding, leaving out.

 

Translation: If Mars is in the sixth house, the native will be famous, he will be successful in all his undertakings, he will kill his enemies and will be blessed with children. He will have marriage and acquire conveyances in his 27th year and will destroy his enemies.

If Mars is in a benefic sign, conjoined benefic or under benefic aspect results above will be fully manifested but the person will suffer from vatta (wind) related diseases rheumatism, pains, etc.

If Mars is in the signs of Mercury (Gemini or Virgo) he will suffer from leprosy. He will recover from this disease (or avoid the same) if Mars is aspected by a benefic planet.

 

All about Mercury

Budha grahaAll about Mercury

Sanskrit name is Budha (बुध) meaning awaking, intelligent, clever, wise, learned man, descendent of Soma or Moon.

Parashara describes Mercury as a giver of speech. He possesses attractive physique and ability to make fun or to speak words having double meaning, sense of humor, he has a bland of all three doshas.

Mercury is Moon’s illegitimate son born out of wedlock with Brihaspati’s wife Tara, based on Puranic teachings, hence representing those born out of wedlock.

In the planetary cabinet Mercury represents a prince or successor to throne, hence in terms of politics, Mercury will represent opposition. In society, Mercury represents youth, young kids during education, and before puberty. Just like children, Mercury carries the tendency to imitate the nature of the other planets he is conjoined with, hence can be a strong benefic or a very unpleasant malefic in ones horoscope.

Mercury is lording over Gemini and Virgo, two signs naturally residing in 3rd and 6th house. These are upachaya or growth houses, and with that Mercury is responsible for growth and development. This also brings about intricate relationships that Mercury is having with Venus and Ketu (lording the sign of its debilitation), and Rahu (lording the sign of Rahu’s exaltation and multrikona (Gemini & Virgo). Being the lord of Rahu’s exaltation and mulatrikona signs it shows how Mercury is the playground for Rahu’s master plans. Being rajasic by nature, Mercury is signifying money, profession and all such things which Rahu can use to fulfill his internal desires.

Mercury’s day is Wednesday, number is five and his color is green.

Symbols and objects: toys, paperwork, information’s and stock market, newspapers, as material plastic and bras as well as all other mixed materials, fruitless threes, etc.

Professions such as: writers and journalists, all sales jobs as well as marketing jobs, translators, sportsman (as type of game), information desks and receptions, acting and other such professions where imitation and play is involved, comedians, etc. In professional sense, he represents business and its partners.

Places: playgrounds, gardens, market place, etc.

Mercuries gemstone is green emerald and is often advised for monetary matters as well as those under studies, but is known to adversely affect all relationships or Venus related issues, hence is not recommended during the first marital year.

 

Benefic versus malefic

Mercury as a benefic will give a very pleasant conversationalist with good sense of humor. He gives very youthful appearance (good looking skin) and in case such Mercury is associated with the ascendant or Moon, can also give fresh mind, curiosity and openness to new ideas and concepts.

Inauspicious Mercury can give argumentative speech, immaturity and difficulty in making or sticking to decisions. If inauspicious and associated with the ascendant, Mercury can give dyslexia.

If afflicted by Sun, Mars or Ketu the native may show complete disinterest in education. So also if the mentioned fiery malefics are associated with the fourth house.

When afflicted by the airy malefics, Saturn and Rahu, Mercury will make one very controlled under distress, make a good/cool driver and experts in dealing with chaotic or disturbing circumstances. However in all cases of affliction will cause dissatisfaction with appearance and a desire to change the body or appearance significantly. If such an instance is also associated with the Janma Vighatika Graha, then this change may be a change of gender! If not then the change is merely superficial.

Mercury’s worst houses are the fourth and seventh houses, its houses of Marana Karaka Sthana. If placed in the fourth house it causes difficulty in marriage and with everyone one lives with, whereas in seventh house the native treats their spouse and partners life friends. In both cases relationships suffer due to lack of emotional intimacy and lack of commitment. This is solved by wearing the gems of Moon (pearl) or Venus (diamond) for the fourth and seventh house placements respectively.

In all cases of afflicted Mercury such people take excess responsibility becoming the center of attention in any project and the recipient of chastisement as a result. They tend to be ‘go-getters’ seeking to pleasure their peers but are always passed over in favor of undeserving others.

Afflicted Mercury is always suffering under the domination of another person, be it boss, a parent, spouse or someone else, depending on the placement and lordship of Mercury. Remedies consist of worship of Sri Rama, Sri Krishna or Sri Vishnu depending on whether Mercury occupies the first, second or third drekkana (10 degrees each) of the sign it is placed in. Preferably the worship of benefics joined or aspecting Mercury are augmented as well.

OM TAT SAT

bhRigu sūtram – Mars in the Fifth house

Sage Bhrigu2

लग्नात्पंचमे भौमफलम्

lagnātpaṁcame bhaumaphalam

lagnād Lagna or Ascendant, paṁcame fifth, bhaumaphalam fruits or results of the Mars

Translation: The results of the Mars in the fifth house.

 

निर्धनः पुत्राभावः दुर्मार्गी राजकोपः॥ ३४॥

षष्ठवर्षे आयुधेन किंचिदण्डकालः॥ ३५॥

दुर्वसन जानशीलवान्॥ ३६॥

मायावादी॥ ३७॥

तीक्षणधीः॥ ३८॥

उच्चे स्वक्षेत्रे पुत्रसमृद्धिः अन्नदान्प्रियः॥ ३९॥

राजाधिकारयोगः शत्रुपीडा॥ ४०॥

पापयुते पापक्षेत्रे पुत्रनाशः॥ ४१॥

बुद्धि भ्रंशादिरोगः॥ ४२॥

रन्ध्रेशे पापयुते पापी॥ ४३॥

वीरः॥ ४४॥

दत्त पुत्र योगः॥ ४५॥

 

nirdhanaḥ putrābhāvaḥ durmārgī rājakopaḥ || 34||

ṣaṣṭhavarṣe āyudhena kiṁcidaṇḍakālaḥ || 35||

durvasana jānaśīlavān || 36||

māyāvādī || 37||

tīkṣaṇadhīḥ || 38||

ucce svakṣetre putrasamṛddhiḥ annadānpriyaḥ || 39||

rājādhikārayogaḥ śatrupīḍā || 40||

pāpayute pāpakṣetre putranāśaḥ || 41||

buddhi bhraṁśādirogaḥ || 42||

randhreśe pāpayute pāpī || 43||

vīraḥ || 44||

datta putra yogaḥ || 45||

 

nirdhana without property, poor; putrā a child, son; bhāva being, becoming; durmārgī bad pursuit, immoral; raja royal, a king; kopa anger, wrath;

ṣaṣṭha 6th, varṣe year; āyudhena battle, kiṁcid knowing little; daṇḍa punishment; kāla black, dark color;

durvasana difficult to be residing in; spending time with; jāna origin, birth; śīlavān character, nature, moral conduct;

māyāvādī doctrine affirming the world to be illusion;

tīkṣa rough, sharp; ṇadhī oppressed, needy;

ucce exalted; svakṣetre own sign; putra a son, child; samṛddhiḥ growth, welfare, prosperity; annadān giving food; priya beloved, dear, favorite;

rājādhi royal and others; kāra making, doing; yoga united, associated; śatru enemy; pīḍā afflicting, oppressing;

pāpayute conjoined malefic; pāpakṣetre malefic house; putranāśa loss of children;

buddhi intelligence, discernment, mind; bhraṁśa decline, decay, ruin; ādi and others; roga disease;

randhreśe lord of the 8th; pāpayute conjoined malefic; pāpī wicked, sinful, bad;

vīra valor;

datta granted, given; putra a child, son; yoga union, association.

 

Translation: If Mars is in the fifth house the native will be poor, he will have few children, will be immoral and will enrage Government.

In his 6th year he will suffer from cuts and wounds.

He will be difficult company, a liar but very shrewd.

If Mars is exalted (Capricorn) or in own sign (Aries or Scorpio) person will have prosperity through sons and will enjoy feeding others. He will have Governmental position of high status but will have troubles from enemies.

If Mars is conjoined malefic or is in malefic house person will suffer loss of children. He will suffer on account of mental disorders and other such diseases.

If he is associated with the 8th lord or conjoined malefic he will be sinful but brave.

 

bhRigu sūtram – Mars in the Fourth House

Sage Bhrigu2

लग्नाच्चतुर्थे भौमफलम्

lagnāccaturthe bhaumaphalam

lagnād Lagna or Ascendant, caturthe forth, bhaumaphalam fruits or results of the Mars

Translation: The results of the Mars in the fourth house.

 

ग्रहच्छिद्रम्॥ २६॥

अष्टमे वर्षे पित्रारिष्टं मातृरोगी॥ २७॥

सौम्ययुते परगृहवासः॥ २८॥

निरोगशरिरि क्षेत्रहीनः धनधान्यहीनः जीर्णगृहवासः॥ २९॥

उच्चे स्वक्षेत्रे शुभयुते मित्रक्षेत्रे वाहनवान् क्षेत्रवान्

मातृदीर्घयुः॥ ३०॥

नीचर्क्षे पापमृत्युयुते मातृनाशः॥ ३१॥

सौम्ययुते वाहन निष्ठावान्॥ ३२॥

बन्धुजनद्वेषी स्वदेशपरित्यागी वस्त्रहीनः॥ ३३॥

 

grahacchidram || 26||

aṣṭame varṣe pitrāriṣṭaṁ mātṛrogī || 27||

saumyayute paragṛhavāsaḥ || 28||

nirogaśariri kṣetrahīnaḥ dhanadhānyahīnaḥ jīrṇagṛhavāsaḥ || 29||

ucce svakṣetre śubhayute mitrakṣetre vāhanavān kṣetravān

mātṛdīrghayuḥ || 30||

nīcarkṣe pāpamṛtyuyute mātṛnāśaḥ || 31||

saumyayute vāhana niṣṭhāvān || 32||

bandhujanadveṣī svadeśaparityāgī vastrahīnaḥ || 33||

 

griha[1] home, household; cchidram adversities, problems;

aṣṭame the eight; varṣe year; pitrā father; riṣṭaṁ hurt, injury, death; mātṛrogī diseases to mother, bad health;

saumyayute conjoined Mercury or other benefic; paragṛhavāsaḥ dwelling in another’s house;

niroga freedom from disease; śariri body; kṣetrahīnaḥ loss of land, property; dhanadhānyahīnaḥ loss of wealth and food; jīrṇa old, worn out; gṛhavāsaḥ living in one’s own home;

ucce exalted; svakṣetre own sign; śubhayute conjoined benefic; mitrakṣetre in a friendly sign; vāhanavān owning conveyances or vehicles; kṣetravān owning land, property; mātṛ mother; dīrghayuḥ long lived;

nīcarkṣe in sign of debilitation; pāpa malefic; mṛtyuyute conjoined 8th lord; mātṛnāśaḥ loss of mother;

saumyayute conjoined Mercury or benefic planet; vāhana vehicle; niṣṭhāvān being grounded, dependent on;

bandhujana relatives, kinsmen; dveṣī enemy, hostile; svadeśa own country; parityāgī leaving, neglecting; vastrahīna loss of clothes, garments.

 

Translation: If Mars is in the fourth house, person will experience many adversities in his household. The father may die in the 8th year of native’s life and the mother of the native will be sickly.

If Mars is conjoined Mercury, person will be living in other peoples home. Person will be healthy but will not have land (property) of his own, he will be poor and live in old houses.

If Mars is exalted (Capricorn) or in own sign (Aries or Scorpio), conjoined benefic or placed in a friendly sign, native will be owner of many vehicles, properties and his mother will be long lived.

If Mars is in the sign of debilitation (Cancer) and is associated with malefic or 8th lord, the native will suffer loss of his mother.

Person will have inimical relations with his relatives, he will live away from his own country and will lack proper clothes/garments.

 

[1] Sanskrit sutra has graha.

bhRigu sūtram – Mars in the Third House

लग्नात्तृतीये भौमफलम्Sage Bhrigu2

lagnāttṛtīye bhaumaphalam

lagnād Lagna or Ascendant, tṛtīye third, bhaumaphalam fruits or results of the Mars

Translation: The results of the Mars in the third house.

 

स्वस्त्री व्यभिचारिणी॥ १६॥

शुभदृष्टे न दोष अनुजहीनः॥ १७॥

द्रव्यलाभः॥ १८॥

राहुकेतुयुते वेश्यासंगमः॥ १९॥

भ्रातृद्वेषी क्लेशयुतः शुभगः॥ २०॥

अल्पसहोदरः॥ २१॥

पापयुते पापवीक्षणेन भ्रातृनाशः॥ २२॥

उच्चस्वक्षेत्रे शुभयुते भ्राता दीर्घयुः धैर्यविक्रमवान्॥ २३॥

युद्धे शूरः॥ २४॥

पापयुते मित्रक्षेत्रे धृतिमान्॥ २५॥

 

svastrī vyabhicāriṇī || 16||

śubhadṛṣṭe na doṣa anujahīnaḥ || 17||

dravyalābhaḥ || 18||

rāhuketuyute veśyāsaṁgamaḥ || 19||

bhrātṛdveṣī kleśayutaḥ śubhagaḥ || 20||

alpasahodaraḥ || 21||

pāpayute pāpavīkṣaṇena bhrātṛnāśaḥ || 22||

uccasvakṣetre śubhayute bhrātā dīrghayuḥ dhairyavikramavān || 23||

yuddhe śūraḥ || 24||

pāpayute mitrakṣetre dhṛtimān || 25||

 

svastrī own wife, a woman, vyabhicāriṇī unchaste, improper, going astray;

śubhadṛṣṭe aspect of benefic; na not; doṣa fault, vice, sinfulness; anuja younger brother or sister, being born after; hīna abounded, left, forsaken;

dravya substance, object; lābha obtaining, profit, gaining;

rāhuketuyute conjoined Rahu or Ketu; veśya a harlot, courtesan, prostitute; saṁgamaḥ meeting, intercourse;

bhrātṛ a brother; dveṣī hating, disliking, enemy; kleśa difficulty, distress, anguish; yuta union, association; śubhaga beautiful, elegant, gracious;

alpa small, little; sahodara born from the same womb, brother or sister;

pāpayute conjoined malefic; pāpavīkṣaṇena malefic aspect; bhrātṛnāśa loss of brother;

uccasvakṣetre exalted or in own sign; śubhayute conjoined benefic; bhrātā a brother; dīrghayuḥ long lived; dhairya calmness, constancy, patience; vikramavān courage, strength, striding;

yuddhe battle, war, fight; śūraḥ strong, heroic, brave;

pāpayute conjoined malefic; mitrakṣetre friendly sign; dhṛtimān resolute, satisfied.

 

Translation: If Mars is in the third house, the native will be married to unchaste woman and will have no younger brothers or sisters. This will not happen if Mars is aspected by benefic planet. Person will also have financial gains.

If Mars is conjoined Rahu or Ketu, person will have associations with prostitutes. He will have inimical relationship with his brothers and will face difficulties on that account. His wife will have well shaped female organ.

He will have few brothers and sisters. If Mars is conjoined malefic or receives malefic aspect, person will experience loss of brothers (or sisters). If Mars is exalted (Capricorn) or in own sign (Aries or Scorpio), or aspected by benefic, natives brother will be long lived and native will be patient and brave. He will be vary heroic on battle field. If Mars is conjoined malefic or is in a friendly sign, the native will be courageous.

 

 

 

bhRigu sūtram – Mars in the Second House

Sage Bhrigu2

लग्नाद्वितीये भौमफलम्

lagnādvitīye bhaumaphalam

lagnād Lagna or Ascendant, dvitīye second, bhaumaphalam fruits or results of the Mars

Translation: The results of the Mars in the second house.

 

विद्याहीनः लाभवान्॥ १०॥

पष्ठाधिपेनयुतः तिष्ठति चेन्नेत्रवैपरीत्यं भवति॥ ११॥

शुभदृष्टे परिहारः॥ १२॥

स्वोच्चे स्वक्षेत्रे विद्यावान्॥ १३॥

नेत्र विलासः॥ १४॥

तत्र पापयुतेक्षेत्रे पापदृष्टे नेत्ररोगः॥ १५॥

 

vidyāhīnaḥ lābhavān || 10||

paṣṭhādhipenayutaḥ tiṣṭhati cennetravaiparītyaṁ bhavati || 11||

śubhadṛṣṭe parihāraḥ || 12||

svocce svakṣetre vidyāvān || 13||

netra vilāsaḥ || 14||

tatra pāpayutekṣetre pāpadṛṣṭe netrarogaḥ || 15||

 

vidyāhīna destitute of knowledge, unlearned; lābhavān one who has gains, possessions;

paṣṭhādhipena lord of the sixth house; yuta conjoined, united; tiṣṭhati is placed; remains, stay; cennetravai veil over eye, cataract; parītyaṁ to be circumambulated; bhavati being, present;

śubhadṛṣṭe aspect of benefic; parihāra avoiding, shunning;

svocce exalted; svakṣetre own sign; vidyāvān learned, educated;

netra the eye; vilāsa appearance, manifestation;

tatra there, in that place; pāpa malefic; yute united, conjoined; kṣetre in sign; pāpadṛṣṭe aspect of malefic; netraroga eye disease.

 

Translation: If Mars is in the second house, the native will have no education but he will gain wealth. If Mars is conjoined lord of the sixth house, native will suffer from troubles with eyes (eye diseases such as cataract). If such Mars has an aspect of benefic planet, this can be avoided.

If Mars is in the sign of exaltation (Capricorn) or in own sign (Aries or Scorpio) person will be well educated and will have good eyesight. If instead Mars is conjoined malefic, in the house of malefic or under aspect of malefic, native will suffer from eye diseases.

 

Challenges of retrograde Mercury

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Mercury goes retrograde three times a year, and buckle up, it is that time of year starting from today!

For those who are new to astrology, here are few words on what retrogression really means. All planets go direct/forward around the zodiac, but sometimes, when our earth overtakes them on the zodiac-track, they appear to move backwards. The Sanskrit word vakra (वक्र) means retrograde but also crooked, curved, bent, cunning, dishonest, etc. and with that, retrograde planets bring somewhat unexpected results, throwing us curveball’s (literally) and challenge us, all under a banner of their own significations. Malefic’s become even more malefic whilst benefic’s are generally praised as being stronger benefics, but don’t get fooled by it.

What to expect?

Mercury is a planet of communication, speech, education and learning, the written word, intelligence, growth, business skills, etc. When it comes to retrograde Mercury, we should be careful with all forms of communication, both oral and written. Suddenly jokes and wits can come across offensive and might not be understood. We are more prone to conflicts and arguments. Avoid doing important paperwork at this time or starting important projects that require the same, and if forced to, think three times before acting. Mercury is a rajasic planet representing the monetary system at large, transactions and all forms of transport of information and money. Be careful at money speculations and stocks. And finally, avoid being trigger happy on your smart phones and computers and don’t take things to personally, we are all in the same booth.

Without a doubt, Mercury’s retrogression will have different impact on lives depending on individual horoscope. We learn how from its stationary position, the position it takes just before becoming retrograde, and herein we are concerned with the ninth divisional chart, the Navamsha. Mercury becomes stationary in Cancer Navamsha. Hence the retrogression will benefit people with Cancer in their quadrants or trines to their ascendant, e.g. Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn, Scorpio and Pisces.

For those whom Cancer is a Dusthāna, this can cause some problems, e.g. Leo, Sagittarius and Aquarius. We should add Taurus to the picture as well. For the remaining ascendants the effects may be neutral.

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Leadership Skills for Managers

ICAS Jyotiṣa Workshop on Family

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To all lovers of Vedic astrology, being  professional astrologer or amateur, mark your calendars!!

ICAS Chandigarh Center presents

Jyotia Workshop on Family

Speakers: Pt. Sanjay Rath, Komilla Sutton and Sarbani Rath

Dates: 2nd – 4th October, 2015

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