Guide and Guru: Pt. Sanjay Rath
Most struggle to answer simple
Step 1: Houses can be broadly divided into auspicious houses or those through which Prāṇa (or the life force) comes in; and inauspicious houses or those through which Prāṇa moves out, and hence we consider them inauspicious.
Auspicious houses are Kendra (1,4,7,10) and Kona (5,9) houses whilst inauspicious houses are
With this definition, there are some houses left to be covered. Those are the 3rd house that is akin to a
Step 2: Benefic planets are best placed in Kendra and Kona houses as they allow the flow of Prana to come in, whilst malefic planets here tend to block the same. It is reverse in
Step 3: One should consider the lordships of the planets. Lords of Kendra and Kona are best placed in Kendra and Kona, whilst lords of
Once this principle is in place then we can start judging the other aspects of certain planetary placement and bring other Jyotish techniques into the picture such as planetary yogas, dignity,
There are four malefic planets placed in the Kendra houses.
- Of these, Ascendant lord Sun is considered well placed in the 10th house with
digbala. It is said that the Ascendant lord so placed gives honor, fame, ambitions, and prosperity. This Sun is the Atmakaraka planet that only enhances all indications of Leo Ascendant and its lord in Siddha yoga, in the 10th house. Sun is conjoined and afflicted by Rahu that constitutes an eclipse, and apart from that, Sun with Rahu is a combination for politicians. Other malefic planets form a Sarpa yoga that is known to give strong sexual appetites, strong focus and/or obsession on one’s appearance and heavy pressures in life. One benefic planet breaking this Sarpa yoga is the Moon in the 4th house under severe affliction and, a Lunar eclipse. As it is debilitated on the Aruda lagna, it will give a type of fame that is working like Ketu or in other words, his fame will grow from controversy, he will benefit from all the “backhanded” tactics and generally,have severallyspoiled reputation.
To be continued…