Saturn in the First house (Ascendant)

Saturn 1अथ तन्वादिद्वादश भावस्थित शनिफलमाह

तत्रादौ लग्ने शनिफलम्

atha tanvādidvādaśa bhāvasthita śaniphalamāha

tatrādau lagne śaniphalam

atha now; tanva part of the body; adi and other; dvādaśabhāva twelve houses; sthita standing, being placed in; śani planet Saturn; phalam fruit, result; tatrādau therefore, therein; lagne Lagna or ascendant; śaniphalam the results of the Venus.

Translation: Now begins the twelve houses beginning from the Lagna and the placement of the Saturn therein. Therefore we can begin with the results of the Saturn in the ascendant.


वातपित्तदेहः॥ १॥

उच्चे पुरग्रामाधिपः धनधान्य समृद्धिः॥ २॥

स्वर्क्षे पितृधनवान्॥ ३॥

वाहनेशकर्मेशक्षेत्रे बहुभाग्यम्॥ ४॥

महाराजयोगः॥ ५॥

चन्द्रमसा दृष्टे भिक्षुकी वृत्तः॥ ६॥

शुभदृष्टे निवृत्तः॥ ७॥


vātapittadehaḥ || 1||

ucce puragrāmādhipaḥ dhanadhānya samṛddhiḥ || 2||

svarkṣe pitṛdhanavān || 3||

vāhaneśakarmeśakṣetre bahubhāgyam || 4||

mahārājayogaḥ || 5||

candramasā dṛṣṭe bhikṣukī vṛttaḥ || 6||

śubhadṛṣṭe nivṛttaḥ || 7||


vātapitta arising from the wind and from the bile, a form of rheumatism; deha the body;

ucce exalted; pura a house, residance, city; grāma village, community; adhipa rular, regent; dhana wealth, riches; dhānya consisting of grain, agriculture; samṛddhi prosperity, success, fortune;

svarkṣe own sign; pitṛ father; dhanavān wealthy, rich;

vāhaneśakarmeśakṣetre placed in the sign of the 4th or 10th house; bahubhāgyam very fortunate;

mahārājayoga Maharaja yoga;

candramasā the Moon; dṛṣṭe aspect; bhikṣukī beggar; vṛtta set in motion, become;

śubhadṛṣṭe aspect of benefic; nivṛtta turned back, rebounded, return.


Translation: If Saturn is in the first house (Ascendant), the native will suffer from rheumatic and bilious diseases. If Saturn is in his sign of exaltation (Libra) the native will have lordship over a village or town and will have financial and agricultural prosperity.

If Saturn is in own sign (Capricorn or Aquarius), father of the native will be wealthy.

If Saturn is in the ascendant placed in the sign of the 4th or the 10th house the native will be very fortunate and will enjoy the effects of Maharaja yoga.

If Saturn in the ascendant is aspected by the Moon, the native will earn his livelihood by begging. This will not happen if Saturn is aspected by a benefic also.

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.