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Chapter 7

7. IRole of Rahu-Ketu m Progeny

 

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2 Role of

Rahu -Ketu m Diseases

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7.2.1 Eye Diseases

 

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7.2.2 Contagious Diseases

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7.2.3 Speech trouble

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7.2.4 Epilepsy

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7.2.5 Mental Diseases

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7.2.6 Heart Diseases

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7.2.7 Tuber Diseases

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7.2.8 Leprosy

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7.3 Role of Rahu-Ketu in compatibility

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4 Role

of Rahu-Ketu m

Longevity

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4.1 Balarista Combinations

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9.4.2 maraka combinations

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7.4.3 Combmations forLong life

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Chapter -7

7.1Role of Rahu-Ketu in Progeny

All the people bom 4n this world, men or women, always have a strong desire for the continuation of their family or lineage. Each boy and girl is gifted with a companion for the continuation of the family and the system which units a boy and a girl is called as marriage The main reasons behmd a marriage are -

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As the verse says, the continuation of lineage with good children is one of the aim of marriage The sexual union of a boy and a girl leads to the birth of a child But, many times it is seen that many people are without children mspite of their ability and fitness. Many people are there, who are found to be medically fit, but still having no children. Medical science is totally silent m these matters, So, it is sure that something divine is required in progeny matters and sometimes divine factors are found to be obstacles in progeny matters. Medical science has not developed itself mto a position, where it can find out these divine causes behmd the progeny matters. So, these questions can be answered only by a

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branch of knowledge, which is divine as well as scientific and

Astrology

is

that branch

of

knowledge

Astrology

is

the

only

scientific branch, which has answers to all the questions of people.

That’s why it is considered as the best fnend and guide to the

mankind.

The Grahas and houses considered m astrology signify various

factors. Among the Grahas, Jupiter is considered as the signifier of

children. The fifth house of a chart indicates children All the twelve

houses in a chart are very closely interrelated. I have already stated

that,

the system

of marriage

unites

a boy

and

a girl

and

the

seventh houses of the chart indicates it. Seventh houses of a chart

indicates

marriage,

reproductive fluid etc

partner,

sexual

mtercourse,

love

affairs,

The most prominent profit, which a men or

women expects from a marriage is children, which is mdicated by

the fifth house, which is also the 11th house, the house of profit,

from seventh house. The fourth house of a chart indicates mother.

A lady will become a mother only when she gives birth to a child. A

child always needs the care, love and affection of the parents. But,

mother has been considered as the prominent among the parents.

That’s why these factors viz-mother and children are signified by

successive houses.

Generally, when the fifth house i.e., Santana Bhava is under the

influence of benefic Grahas, the native will have children and when

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the fifth house is afflicted by malefic Grahas, the native will face problems m child related matters, Usually, the matters related to progeny are judged from the fifth house, the lord of the fifth house, ninth house, the lord of the ninth house, the Grahas aspectmg the fifth house and Jupiter. Nmth house is fifth house from fifth house. So, it is called as Anubhava Santana Bhava and it indicates father also. And I think that -the ascendant and its lord are also important. Because, the ascendant and its lord indicate the physical strength of the native, The influence of malefic on these houses and then-

lords are considered as bad for progeny. Both Rahu and Ketu are considered as malefic Grahas, and so, their influence is always bad in progeny related matters Not us know about their role m progeny.

Almost all the astrological texts consider the influence of nodes as bad m child related matters

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If Rahu is in the fifth house or Rahu is with the lord of the fifth house, without any beneficial aspects, it indicates the destruction of progeny become of serpent curse. Generally, Rahu is related with serpent curses. What is a serpent curse? How a man gets serpent curse? What indicates serpent curse? Let us try to find out answer

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to these questions. A curse can be said as a thing that causes evil or harm or a solemn utterance intended to invoke the wrath of a supernatural power So, curse can be considered as a mixture of human and divine things or natural and supernatural things. One thing is sure that the curse always results m troubles and harms Curses may cause physical and mental problems. In horary astrology, if 2 nd, 4 th, 6 th, and 8 th houses are connected, it indicates worries due to curses. The nature of the curse must be understood from the Grahas mvolved Another important factor m curses is that

it contmue for several generations and it effects an entire family or

a community though the curse may mvolve only one person. I have

already stated that Rahu signifies serpents. It is Rahu’s permanent signification irrespective of its placement m the chart So, the curses which mvolve Rahu usually mdicate serpent curses But, there are certain scholars, who consider that though the nodes are bad in child related matters, sometimes they give positive influence. According to Dr. Bhojaraja DvivedI, ■H'rlfd W TIWR- grr tpr

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auspicious also. The above verse says that, the serpent curse will lead to the destruction of child, when there is absence of beneficial aspects. So, when there is beneficial aspect, the evil effect of the

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serpent curse will be cancelled. I personally feel that the beneficial aspect mentioned m the verse is of Jupiter Jupiter is called as Santanakaraka and its strength is a vital factor m judgmg the progeny related matters When a powerful Jupiter is ascpetmg, the native will definitely enjoy children So Jupiter’s position and strength is also important.

I have stated earlier that, the curse will continue to generation and it’s effect will influence a family or an entire community. So, when a horoscope shows the combination of a serpent curse, it is not necessaiy that the combmation shows the natives present life deeds, but it may have come from his past lives or from a mistake done by his family members.

Scholars like Dr. Bhojaraja Dvivedi opine that Rahu mdicates

serpent curse and Ketu indicates brahmana curse. But, some scholars feel that both the nodes mdicate serpent curse, let us know about their influence on progeny.

fnpr:4 I When Rahu or Ketu is in the fifth house, the

native will have a Kuputra Kuputra means the son who always quarrels or fights with the parents. So, misunderstanding between

the parents and children is common under this yoga. Under this combination, the bom child will be of wicked nature, which will create permanent sorrow to the parents. But, there will be change

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in the nature of the child according to the signs, aspects and conjunctions.

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iH'rlulrMtil ftt Rh^:5 I The said combination

tells us about the chances of child form Rahu and Ketu and actually

it is against all the other yogas which consider Rahu- Ketu as obstacles in child matters. According to this combination, if one of the signs among Aries, Taurus and Cancer comes as the fifth house with Rahu or Ketu m it the native will be gifted with children This combination is related to Sagittarius, Capricorn and Pisces ascendants and accordmg to this combination, Rahu or Ketu will not harm the children when one of them is m the fifth house. Generally, astrological texts say that the nodes m these signs viz- Anes, Taurus and Cancer do good and give good results. So, they might not harm the children also. But, I don’t agree this factor. Because, I consider that the occupation of fifth house by one of the nodes is always bad and will harm the children mspite of the auspiciousness of nodes in certain signs. My experiences also prove this factor, But, if these nodes have beneficial aspect, then the native has the chances of children.

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TpRJWT 6 I If Rahu is in the eleventh house, the

native will have children at old age. Experiences prove this combination to be true. When Rahu is in the eleventh house, Ketu

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will be in fifth house, which is inauspicious to progeny. Native will

have children at the old age only when proper measures are taken

to ward off the evils of the nodes. And, I feel that if necessary

actions are taken, native will have children immediately after the

marriage without any delay. Usually the nodes7 will bring many

abortions also when they are influencing the fifth house.

Many astrological texts like Jatakatattva, Parasara H5ra mention

about the various combinations which indicate serpent curses and

its effect on the children

If the lord of the Lagna is with Rahu and

the lord of the fifth house is with mars, the native will have no

children due to serpent curse.8 The conjunction of the ascendant

lord with Rahu and fifth house lord with mars indicates serpent

curse If the Rahu is m the fifth house and it is aspected by mars it

indicates serpent curse9 and the native will have no children. The

occupation of fifth house by Rahu is considered as very bad and

when the mars, aspects it, the malefic influence over the fifth house

will increase, which will adversely effect the children. When the fifth

house in occupied by Saturn and it is aspected by Moon and the

lord of fifth house is with Rahu it indicates serpent curse10 and the

native will have no children. In this combination the fifth house is

occupied by Saturn, a malefic and also a

Graha of neuter gender.

Saturn and Mercury are considered as in eunuch among the Grahas

So, the occupation of fifth house by Saturn is bad and the lord of

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the

fifth

house

is

with

Rahu,

which

also

adversely

effects

the

progeny matters. If the fifth house is one of the own houses of

Mars, and it is occupied by Rahu and if there are no beneficial

aspects, then the native will have no children due to serpent curse

11 This combination is related to the Natives bom m either Cancer

ascendant

or

Sagittarius

ascendant.

The

fifth

house

of these

ascendants are Scorpio and Aries respectively, which are the own

houses of Mars. The fifth house is occupied by Rahu without any

beneficial aspect, which adversely effects children.

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When

Jupiter, who is the signifier of children is with Mars, the lord of the

ascendant is with Rahu and the lord of the fifth house is m one of

the inauspicious house viz, 6,8 and

12,

the native will have no

children

due to Serpent curse

Jupiter, who is the signifier of

children is with Mars, a cmel malefic. The lord of the ascendant is

with Rahu which is harmful to physical abilities of the native. The

lord of the fifth house is in one of the most inauspicious houses in

a

chart,

which

adversely

effects

the

children.

In

such

a

combmation, the native will have no children.

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The

above

combination indicates Pitrsapa or the curses of father. I have already

stated that the nature of a curse will be understood by the Grahas

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involved in it and the curses will affect the native mentally and physically This combination depicts how the curse of a father will affect the children. Among the Grahas Sun is the mdicator of father and the ninth house of chart indicates father. According to this combination, Sun is in eighth house which is one of the inauspicious houses, Saturn is in fifth house and the lord of the fifth house is with Rahu The occupation of fifth house by Saturn

and the conjunction of Rahu with the lord of fifth house indicates childlessness.

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This

combination states how the matrsapa or the curse of mother will effect children. Generally, it is believed that the curse from a mother is impossible Because, she will forgive anything But, under rare conditions, she will also curse According to this combination, Mars, who is the lord of the fourth house is with either Saturn or Rahu. So, this combination is related to Leo and Capricorn ascendants. Only these two ascendants have Mars as the lord of fourth house Fourth house mdicates mother, whose lord Mars is with malefies. Both, Sun and Moon are in ascendant, which will happen only on a new moon day. So, m this combination, the lord of the fourth house, which mdicates mother is afflicted and also the moon is weak, who is the sigmfier of

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Mother

So, accordmg to this combmation matrsapa is responsible

for the childlessness of the native

According to Dr. Bhojaraja Dvivedi15 if the lord of the ascendant

-or lord of the fifth houses is in eighth house and the lord of the

third house is in fifth house is with either Mars or Rahu , then the a

native will be childless due to the curse of brother or Bhratfsapa.

Lord of the ascendant or fifth house is powerless as one of them is

occupying eight house. The lord of the third house, which indicates

brother is in fifth house and it is jomed by either Rahu or Saturn.

The lord of the third house, which mdicates brother is afflicted. So,

the

curse

of

brother

childlessness.

is

considered

as

the

reason

behmd

Generally, the occupation of fifth house by malefies is bad to

child related matters.

TTtFT Wilfrid:

If the fifth house is occupied

by Rahu, Sun and Mars, then the native will get child happiness

only after many remedial measures. This combination says the

requirement of remedial measures to for child happiness, if the fifth

house is occupied by either Rahu or Sun or Mars. It also indicates

that the occupation of the fifth house by one of these Grahas is an

obstacle in child related matters. So, Santi or remedial measures are

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recommended. The remedial measures may be divine or m the form of medicines and surgeries.

When the fifth house is occupied by malefics, we must understand that the native will get child happiness only after divine bliss. Grahasanti, fasting, temple visit, Yantradharana etc. are the ways to get divine bliss. But, if the native has any physical inabilities, then the active needs medical measures. The physical abilities and disabilities can be known from the ascendant, the lord of the ascendant, seventh house and the lord of the seventh house. So, the word ‘Santi’ in this combination indicates divine bliss as well as medical help.

Parasara has dealt with the different types of curse, which

effect the Santana Bhava

The 83rd chapter of Parasara Hora depicts

these causes

There will be no issues

due

to the

curse

of

a

serpent17 under the following combmations.

1

When Rahu is m the fifth house aspeted by Mars, the native will

have no issues. The occupation of fifth house by Rahu is very bad

and when Mars aspects the Rahu, the negative influence of Rahu will be doubled, which will adversely effect the issues and results in childlessness.

2. When the lord of the fifth house is associated with Rahu and Saturn is in the fifth house having an association with Moon, the

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native will have no Issues. The association of the lord of fifth house

with Rahu is very bad and Saturn is in fifth house, which is a Graha

of neuter

gender

having

an

association

with

moon,

which

is

Saturn’s enemy and this also produces negative influence on the

fifth house

3. When the significator of children viz-Jupiter is with Rahu, the

lord

of fifth

house

is

devoid

of strength

and

the

lord

of the

ascendant

is

with

Mars,

the

native

will

have

no

issues.

The

association of Jupiter, significator of children with Rahu is harmful

to the child. The powerless condition of the lord of the fifth is also

bad the association of Mars with the lord of ascendant creates

physical disabilities in the native and all these condition afflict the

fifth house

4. When the significator of children, Jupiter is with Mars, Rahu is m

the ascendant and the lord of the fifth house is in 6th, 8th, or the 12th

house, the native will have no issues due to serpent curse. In this

combination, the significator for children is afflicted because of its

association with malefic Mars. The ascendant is also powerless due

to its occupation by the malefic Rahu, and the lord of the fifth house

is in inauspicious house. Rahu, which is m ascendant is aspecting

the fifth and ninth houses, which is also bad to the children.

Modem scholars have admitted the Trikona drstl of Rahu, aspect to

fifth and ninth houses.

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5. The native will have no issues, when the Mercury as the lord of

fifth house, is in the navamsa of Mars and also has the association of

Mars

and

the

ascendant is

occupied

by

Rahu,

and

Mandi.

This

combination is related to Taurus and Aquarius ascendants. For

these two

ascendants,

Mercuiy is

the

Mercury is also considered as a Graha

lord

of the

fifth

house.

of neuter gender just like

Saturn and it is m the navamsa of malefic Mars and it is also having

an association with it, which makes Mercuiy powerless, So, the

lord of the fifth house is devoid of strength

And, the ascendant is

occupied by Rahu, and mandi, which makes the ascendant powerless.

Mandi,

is

the

satellite of Saturn

and

it

is

used

more m

horary

astrology,

Rahu

m

the

ascendant

is

aspectmg

fifth

and

ninth

houses. All these conditions adversely effect the issues.

6. When the fifth house is one of the own houses of Mars viz-Anes

or Scorpio and the lord of the fifth house, Mars is associated with

Rahu or Mercuiy, the native will have no issues. This combination is

related to Cancer and Sagittarius ascendants, as they have Scorpio

and Aries, the own houses of Mars, as the fifth house. The lord of

the fifth house, Mars is afflicted because it is having an association

with either Rahu, or Mercuiy

Rahu is

a trouble maker in

child

matters and Mercury is a neuter gender Graha, which is also not

good for child related matters. So under such a condition the native

will have no issues.

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7. The native will have no children, when the 5th house is occupied

by Sun, Saturn, Mars, Rahu, Mercury and Jupiter and the lords of 5th and the ascendant are devoid of Strength. As the combination says, the lords of 5th and ascendant are powerless and the fifth house is occupied by malefics and this condition leads to childlessness.

8. Lastly, the native will have no issues due to serpent curse, when the lord of the ascendant or Jupiter is associated with Rahu and the lord of the 5th is m conjunction with Mars. The conjunction of the fifth lord with malefic Mars is inauspicious and Rahu is also having an association with Jupiter or with the lord of the ascendant. Association of Rahu with Jupiter is bad for children as it is the sigmfactor for children Rahu’s association with the lord of the ascendant adversely effects the physical abilities of the native So, the native will be issueless

All the combinations explained above indicate serpent curses resulting m childlessness and in all these combinations, Rahu has an important role to play, which proves that Serpent is a permanent signification of Rahu. Parasara has recommended Nagapuja

and Nagapratistha as a remedial measure to the problems related to serpent curse.

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CN

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Let us know about various father’s curse19, which results m childlessness. We will also know about the role of nodes m these

curses. Amongst the Grahas, Sun20 is the sigmfier for the father and ninth house21 of a chart indicates father.

1. When the Sun, Mars and Saturn are in the ascendant and 5th

house and Rahu and Jupiter are in the eighth and twelfth the native will be childless. In this combination, it is not stated which amongst the Sun, Mars and Saturn should be m the Ascendant and fifth house and which amongst Rahu and Jupiter should be m the eighth and the twelfth According to G.S. Kappor, the Sun must be m the ascendant, Mars and Saturn m the fifth, Rahu m the eighth and Jupiter in the 12th house.

2. When the Sun is m the eighth house, Saturn is m the fifth house, the lord of fifth is associated with Rahu and the ascendant is occupied by a malefic, the native will be issueless. In this combination Sun, the sigmficator for father is in eighth house. I have already stated that 2,4,6 and 8th houses have close connection with curses. The fifth house is occupied by the malefic Saturn and the lord of fifth house is having an association with Rahu, which is bad for progeny and the ascendant is also occupied by a malefic,

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which makes the ascendant powerless. Under such condition, a

father’s curse is responsible for childlessness.

3. The native will be childless if the lord of the sixth house is m the

fifth, the lord of the tenth house is in the sixth and Jupiter is

associated with Rahu.

These

are

the

curses

of

father,

which

results

in

the

childlessness of the native and in these combmations nodes also

play a role.

Let us know about the Matrsapa22 or the curse of mother

resulting m childlessness. Moon23 is the sigmfier for mother and

the fourth house24 of a chart indicates Mother.

1. The native will be issueless, when the lord of the fifth house and

Moon are associated with Saturn, Rahu and Mars and they are m 5th

or ninth house. The fifth house which indicates children and the

Moon, which mdicates mother are associated with malefic Saturn,

Rahu, and Mars, which is mauspicious for children. And, they have

occupied 5th or 9th house, the houses which are closely related with

children. The malefic association of the Moon with Rahu, Mars an

Suture mdicates Mother’s curse.

2. The native will be issueless if Mars as the lord of the fourth

house is

associated with Saturn

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and

Rahu,

and

the

fifth

and

ascendant is occupied by Moon and Sun respectively This combination is related to Capricorn and Leo ascendants, as both these ascendants have Mars as the lord of fourth house. The Fourth house in a chart indicates Mother and m this combination, its lord, Mars m under negative influence because of its association with Saturn and Rahu The fifth and ascendant is occupied by Moon and Sun.

3. The native will be childless, if the ascendant is hemmed in between malefics, waning Moon is in 7th house and the fourth and fifth houses are occupied by Rahu, and Saturn respectively. In this combination, the ascendant is weak as it is hemmed in between the malefics, which may cause diseases and disabilities m the native. Moon, who signifies mother is m seventh house, a maraka house and moon is also very weak. The fourth and fifth houses which indicate mother and children are also occupied by the malefic Rahu, and Saturn respectively, which adversely effect these houses. So, in such a condition the natives will never get the happmess from having children.

4. The native who is bom in Cancer ascendant occupied by Mars and Rihu, and the fifth house is occupied by Moon and Saturn will never have children. This combination is simple and easily understandable. The ascendant is occupied by Mars, and Rahu and among them Mars is debilitated. The lord of the ascendant, Moon is

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also debilitated and it is with Saturn, a bitter enemy. In this combination, the native has all the chance of some serious diseases. The debilitated Moon and Saturn are aspected by Rahu, which mcreases the negative influence on the fifth house

5. The native will be childless when Mars, Rahu, Sun and Saturn are m ascendant, 5th house, 8th house and 12th houses respectively and the lords of the ascendant and the fourth are m 6th, 8th or 12th. The lord of the ascendant and fifth house are badly placed. Ascendant is occupied by Mars, which is accepting the fourth and eighth houses with its Caturasra Drsti So, the fourth house, which indicates mother has the negative influence of Mars. Fifth house is

occupied by Rahu, which is veiy bad for children. The eighth house in occupied by Sun and it is aspected by Mars as said earlier and it may be joined by the lord of the ascendant and fifth also. Saturn is m the 12th house and it is aspectmg the second and ninth houses

with its Tridasa Drsti. So, its aspect on the ninth house is also very bad, and it also may be joined by the lords of the ascendant and fifth house Under these conditions, the native will be childless.

6. When Mars Rahu, and Jupiter are m the eighth house and the fifth house is occupied by Saturn and Moon, the native will be childless. The sigmflcator for children, Jupiter is badly placed in the eighth house with Mars and Rahu. So, Jupiter is devoid of strength. The fifth house is occupied by Moon and Saturn, which

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are bitter enemies and their placement is very bad for the occupied

house. As they are occupying the fifth house, it will adversely effect

the progeny. The native will be childless

So, under these conditions, the native will be childless due to

the curse of the Mother and here also Rahu plays an important role.

Let

us

see

how

the

curse

of

a

brother25

leading

to

childlessness.

Amongst

the

Grahas,

Mars26

in

the

sigmfier

for

brother

and

third

house27

signifies

brothers.

Third

house

indicates younger co-boms and eleventh house indicates elder co-

boms.

1. The native will be issueless, when the lord of the third house is

with Rahu and Mars is in the fifth and the lord of the ascendant and

the fifth are in eighth house In this combmation, the fifth house is

occupied by the malefic Mars

The lord of the ascendant and fifth

house are powerless as they have occupied one of the inauspicious

v- house, the eighth house and they are aspected by Mars with its

Caturasra Drsti which

is

in

the

fifth house. The lord of the third

house, which indicates brother is with the malefic Rahu

I have

already stated that eighth house has a special importance in curses

and in this combmation, the lord of the ascendant and fifth house

have occupied that house

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2.

When the fifth house is a sign of Mercury and it is occupied y

Saturn and Rahu, and Mercury and Mars are in the 10th house, the native will be issueless. This combination is related to Taurus and Aquarius ascendant, as they have the house of Mercury as their fifth house The lord of the fifth house is powerless as it is occupying the twelfth house with Mars, a cruel malefic, which also indicates brother And, for these two ascendants, Mars is not so auspicious. The fifth house is also weak as it is occupied by the Saturn, a Graha of neuter gender and Rahu, a cruel malefic in progeny matters.

3. When the lord of the third house is in the eighth house and

Jupiter is m the fifth house associated with Saturn and Rahu, the native will be issueless. The lord of the third house, which indicates brother is m the eighth house, one of the inauspicious houses and the fifth house is occupied by Jupiter, the sigmficator for children,

but it is devoid of strength due to its association with Rahu, and Saturn

Sometimes the curse of brahmanas28

also effect the progeny.

So, let us see the combinations for lack of issues due to the curse of brahmanas Jupiter and Venus29 are considered as the signifier for

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brahmanas. Amongst the signs, Taurus, Scorpio and Pisces are considered as of brahmana signs30.

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1. When Rahu is in the sign of Jupiter and Jupiter, Mars and Saturn are in the fifth house and the lord of the ninth house is m eighth house, the native will be issueless I have already stated that Jupiter is the signifier for brahmanas and children and its sign is

occupied by Rahu and the fifth house is occupied by Jupiter along with the malefic Mars and Saturn. So, the fifth house and the house of Santanakaraka both are afflicted The lord of the ninth house, which is the lord Anubhava santana bhava is also devoid of strength as it is m eighth house and it is aspected by the Mars in the fifth house. So, under such a condition, the native will be issueless

2 The native will be childless, if the lord of the ninth house is in

fifth, the lord of the fifth house is m the eighth with Jupiter, Mars and Rahu. The lord of the fifth house is under the negative influence

as

it

is

m

eighth house

and

it is with Jupiter,

Mars and Rahu

Jupiter which indicates brahmanas and children is under negative

influence as it is with Rahu and Mars and it is m eighth house, which has close connection with curses.

3. If the lord of the ninth house is debilitated and the lord of the twelfth house is in fifth house having an association with Rahu, the native will have no children. The lord of the ninth house, which has a great role to play in child matters m powerless as it is m the sign of debilitation. The lord of twelfth house, one of the mauspicious

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houses is in fifth house and it is associated with Rahu, a cruel

malefic in child matters

So, such a eombmation will lead to the

misery of the native m child matters.

4. When the Jupiter is debilitated, Rahu, is m ascendant or fifth

house and the lord of the fifth house is m 6th, 8th or 12th houses, the

native will never get child happmess. Jupiter, which is sigmfieator

for children and brahmanas is debilitated The fifth house is afflicted

as it is having as association with Rahu. The lord of fifth house is

also powerless an it is occupying

houses.

one of the most inauspicious

5. If Jupiter is associated with Saturn m the ascendant and Rahu is

m the 9th house, or Rahu with Jupiter is in the ml2th house, native

will be issueless

Santana karaka Jupiter is powerless, when it is

having an association with Saturn or when it is m the twelfth

house with Rahu, and the ninth house is also afflicted as it is

occupied by Rahu.

These combinations reveal the curse of brahmanas resulting m

childlessness.

Parasara has given certain combinations, which indicate the

curse of the wife31 resulting in

childlessness. Amongst the

12

houses, 7th house32 mdicates wife and amongst the Grahas Venus33

is the significator for wife.

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1.

When Saturn and Venus are in the 7th house, the lord of the

eighth house is m the fifth house and the ascendant is occupied by

Sun and Rahu, the native will be issueless. Generally a wife will

curse only when any act of husband hurts her. Generally when the

husband enjoys sexual intercourse with wife through compulsion,

the husband might be cursed by the wife due to displeasure. In the

above

combination,

the seventh house which indicates wife is

occupied by Saturn and Venus and the ascendant is occupied by

Sun and Rahu. Both Sun and Rahu are accepting the 7th house. So,

both seventh house and Venus, which indicate wife are afflicted.

The fifth house is occupied by the lord of eighth house, which is

also negative for the child matters.

2. When Mars is in the second house,Jupiter is m the twelfth house

and the fifth house is occupied by Venus having an association

with Saturn and Rahu, the native will be childless. Santana karaka

Jupiter is powerless as it is occupying twelfth house. Mars which is

m the second house is accepting the fifth and ninth houses, with

its

Caturasra Drsti which puts negative influence on Santana

Venus,

who is the Karaka of wife is m fifth house and it is also powerless as

it is having an association with Saturn and Rahu.

3. The native will be childless, when Rahu is m the ascendant,

Saturn in the fifth house, Mars is in the 9th house and the lords of

the fifth and seventh are in the eighth house. The lord of fifth and

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seventh, which mdicate children and wife respectively are badly placed in the eighth house. The ascendant, fifth house and ninth house have negative influence as they are occupied by Rahu, Saturn and Mars Under such a condition, the native will never get the happiness of children

Parasara says that sometimes the native will be childless due to the curse of a departed soul34 or spirit. Scientific world does not agree the existence of souls. But many researches have proved their existence. Let us know about the combinations, which indicates Soul’s curse.

1. The native will be childless due to the curse of a departed soul, when Saturn and Sun are m the fifth house, the waning moon is m the seventh house and Rahu and Jupiter are m the 12th house. In

horary astrology, Mandi is considered as the sigmficator for departed

souls. But in horoscopes, Mandi has least importance and none of the texts have clearly mentioned about the fact that which amongst the nine Grahas signify souls Spnt or Pretatma means the soul which has not got a blissful or the one whose funeral ntes are not properly done. In this combination, the malefic Saturn and sun are occupying the fifth house, which makes the fifth house powerless. Moon is also weak and it is occupying the seventh house. Jupiter and Rahu, which are spiritual Grahas have occupied the inauspicious

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house. So m this combination, the fifth house and the Santana karaka are under malefic influence

2 The native will be issueless, when Rahu is m the ascendant, Saturn is m the fifth and Jupiter is m the eighth house. In this combination Rahu in the ascendant is aspectmg the fifth and ninth

houses. Jupiter, which is a spiritual Graha is m the eight house and it is aspected by the Saturn in the fifth house.

3. When Venus, Jupiter and Rahu, are m the ascendant associated with Moon and Saturn and the lord of the ascendant is in the eighth house, the native will be issueless. In this combination, Santana karaka, Jupiter, the ascendant and the ascendant lord are under negative influence.

4. When Saturn is m the ascendant, Rahu in the fifth, Sun m the eighth and Mars m the twelfth house the native will be childless.

These combinations reveal the curse of departed Souls resulting in childlessness. Parasara has recommended the remedial

measures for these curses. Parasara recommends Kanyadana and feedmg brahmanas for the curse of a father. Recitation of Gayatri

Mantra and feeding brahmanas are recommended for the mother’s curse. Charity is recommended for brother’s cruse. A native must give charity and feed brahmanas for the curse of brahmanas Kanyadana

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is recommended for the curse of wife and performance of Pinda Dana

is recommended for the curses of a departed soul.

We knew about the various curses resulting m childlessness.

Let us know about the role of Rahu -Ketu with the help of certain

horoscopes.

Example 1:

Male Horoscope

Asce

Sun

Mer

Jup

59

Yen

Ketu

Graha Chakra

Mars

Moon

Rahu

55

Cannanore,

Latitude

Sat

95

55

Mandi

-11.52N,

Sat

55

55

Moon

Moon

Ketu

95

Navamsa

Chakra

99

Asce

Ven

Rahu

2-4-1975,

6

10

longitude-

75.25E,

55

Mer

95

Mars

 

Mandi

Jup

A.M.

bom

at

Mula

Naksatra,

balance of Ketu dasa-6 years , 6 month 0 days

In this chart, Rahu is m the ninth house, the house of Anubhava

Santana

But Rahu is aspected by the powerful Jupiter, as it is in its

own house.

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Female horoscope

Moon

Ven

Sun

Jup

Ketu

55

Graha Chakra

Mars

Mer

55

55

Rahu

21 02 1977,

Asce

Mandi

Sat

55

55

Asce

55

Ven

Sun

Moon

Jup,

Sat

55

Mars

Ketu

Mandi

Navamsa

Chakra

Rahu

55

55

Mer

55

55

2.55P.M, bom at Punalur in Kerala, Latitude

8.54N, Longitude -76.38E, Revati Naksatra Balance of Mercury’s dasa

16 years 01Months and 09 days

In this chart Rahu is m

the fifth house and Sun is in the ninth

house. The fifth house is aspected by Jupiter, the significator for

children The lord of the fifth house is also powerfully placed in the

tenth house in its sign of exaltation. In the male chart also the lord

of the fifth house, Moon is powerfully placed m tenth house, a

friendly sigh for moon.

In

both

Charts,

there

are

certain

problems

regarding

children. But the fifth house of the Chart is aspected by Jupiter,

the significator for children, which assures them

children.

But

these couple did not have children immediately after the marriage.

They got the happiness of children m the fifth year of married life

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I

and before that they have done many remedial measures also The

main remedial measures done by them were Nagapuja, Nagapratistha

and Sasti Vrata These remedial measures were fruitful for them. The

couple had no physical problems but still they had to wait for the

children. These horoscope,

matters.

Example -2

Male Horoscope

Sun

Mer

Ketu

Venu

99

Asec

Graha Chakra

Moon

99

99

99

Jup

Mars

Sat

Mandi

Rahu

prove the role of

Rahu m

children

Moon

Asec

Ven

Sun

Moon

Jup

Mer

Sat

Rahu

Ven

Navamsa

Chakra

Jup

Mandi

Ketu

99

99

Mars

99

2-4-1978, 9 30A.M, bom at Kasargod, Keral, Latitude -12.36 N

Longitude- 75-2E,

Uttarasadha Naksatra, balance of Sun’s dasa- at

birth is Oyears 7 Months, 23 days

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Female Horoscope

99

Mandi

Jup

Ketu

Rahu

Graha Chakra

Mars

Ven

Asec

Mer

Jup

Sun

Ketu

Sat

99

99

99

99

99

Mer

Sat

Rahu

99

99

Navamsa

Chakra

Ven

Rahu

Sun

99

Mandi

Jup

99

Mer

95

99

5-12-1984,

7.30A.M,

bom

at

Karkal,

Naksatra Balance, of Ketu dasa- lyear 1Month,

13.12N, Longitude 74.59 E.

Karnataka,

Asvmi

16 days,

Latitude -

In the male horoscope, fifth house is occupied by Rahu and the lord

of fifth house is also m twelfth house The fifth house and fifth lord

don’t have any beneficial aspects. In the female chart, the fifth

house is occupied by Moon and the lord of the fifth house is m its

sign of exaltation and the fifth house is aspected by the by Jupiter,

which is the Santana Karaka

So, female horoscope indicates the

chance of children. But, in this case, the male chart is having

problems regarding children and the female chart is showing the

chance of children. But, the female had many miscarriages. Still

the couple are not having any children. But, as the female chart is

good, the couple will have children, but they may face delay.

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Example-3

Male Horoscope

Mer

Sat

Ven

Sun

Mars

Rahu

Graha Chakra

Asce

99 Ketu

Mandi

Moon

Jup

99

99

99

99

99

Rahu

Mar

Asce

Moon

Mandi

Navamsa

Chakra

Jup

99

Ven

Sun

Sat

Mars

Ketu

99

99

27-4-1966,

12.55A.M, bom at Cannanore Kerala,

Punarvasu

Naksatra, Balance of Jupiter’s dasa- 9years,

Latitude -11.52N, longitude 75.25 E.

.9Months, and 2days

Female Horoscope

99 Sun

Mars

99

Mer

Sun

Jup

Ven

Rahu

Graha Chakra

99

99

3-2-1974

7.25

Moon

Sat

Ketu

99

99 Ven

Asec

99

Rahu

Asec

Navamsa

Chakra

99

Sun

Mandi

99

Mandi

 

Moon

Mer

Mars

Ketu

Jup

Sat

P.M.

bom

at

-Cananore

Mrgasira

Naksatra,

balance of kuja’s dasa- lyear 8Months, 25days.

In the female horoscope, fifth house is occupied by Rahu and the

lord of fifth house is in its sign if debilitation. There are no good

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influences on the fifth house as well as on the Jupiter. In the male

horoscope, fifth house is occupied by Rahu and the lord of fifth

house Venus is well placed m the second house. But, the fifth

house is not having any positive influence and the lord of the nmth

house i.e Mercury is also debilitated and it is with Saturn So, both

horoscopes indicate problems regarding children. After so many

years of marriage, the couple is not blessed with children They

have performed many remedial measures But none of the

measures have proved them fruitful. And, the lady has many

miscarriages also. This many due to the powerful influence of Rahu

and absence of beneficial influence on the fifth house.

Example -4

Male horoscope

55

55

Mars

Rahu

55

 

Moon

55

Sat

Mandi

Graha Chakra

Ketu

55

Asce

Sun

Ven

Ketu

Mar

55

Sun

Ven

Ketu

Mandi

55

Asce

Sat

55

Navamsa

Chakra

55

55

Moon

Mars

Rahu

Jup

Mer

15.8.1971,

3.45 A.M, bom at Trivandrum, Kerala, Rohini

Naksatra balance of Moon’s dasa- 4 years, 10 Months, 16days,

Latitude -8.31 N, Longitude-77.00E.

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Female horoscope

Jup

9

9

Ketu

Mars

Graha Chakra

Sun

Mer

Asce

Ven

Rahu

9

9

Moon

Sat

9

9

Mandi

99

Sun

Jup

Ven

99

99

99

Asec

Navamsa

Chakra

Moon

Ketu

Asce

55

Mars

Sat

Mandi

18-1-1976,

6 OOA.M,

bom

at Bangalore,

Karnataka,

Pusya

Naksatra

balance of Saturn’s dasa- 3years,

4 Months,

Latitude -12.58 N, Longitude-77.38E

23days,

In the male horoscope, the fifth and ninth houses are unoccupied.

But the lords of these house, viz- Venus and Saturn are badly

placed. Venus is in the second house with Sun and Ketu and its

an

enemy sign for Venus and Sun is also its enemy

Saturn is in the

twelfth house with Moon and Moon is the enemy of Saturn

In the

female chart, the fifth house is occupied by Ketu and the lord of the

fifth house viz- Mars is also not so powerful. Saturn is aspecting

the fifth house

After many years of marriage, they are childless

and they also have done several remedial measures. But still they

don’t have any results to be happy.

In all these four examples, one of the nodes is placed m the

fifth house and all are having problem with child matter. Only in

the first example, where both the horoscope had powerful aspect of

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Jupiter were gifted with a child. All these examples clearly prove that the nodes have a great influence over the children when they are connected in any way to child matters. They also mdicate certain types of curse, which the person is having and which must be properly solved. So, we must agree that the nodes have a great importance in progeny.

7.2 Role of

Rahu -Ketu in Diseases

According to ancient Indian Ayurveda teachrs, the balanced state of the Tridosas viz- Vata, Pitta and Kapha indicates healthy condition of a native and any imbalance in this state will lead to health problems. All the people bom m this world want to be healthy. But, each and every man is disturbed by diseases. So, nobody m this world is m a position to consider himself as healthy The changes m the weather bring about many variations m the life of all bemgs including mankind. Accordmg to Medical Science, the main causes behmd the diseases are physical, environmental and psychological. But, according to Astrology, the combinations of the Grahas, the changes in the period of Grahas; both ruling period and sub-period, the changes of the positions of the Grahas m transit etc bring about changes in the life of beings and this will cause diseases. The main failure of medical science is that, it has no devices or machines or paths to find out when a Particular man will be attacked by the diseases and the one of the prominent use of

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astrology is that it can mdicate the time periods, which will disturb the heath condition of a person. Astrology helps the mankind to take necessary precautionary measures and avoid the diseases.

Astrology is the scientific branch which connects astronomy, which is about the celestial objects and other scientific branches biology, zoology, medicme, which are about beings. That’s why B.V. Raman Says, ‘Man and the Universe cannot be separated from each other. Therefore Sages were the first to bridge the gulf between astronomy and biology with the great discipline of astrology35’. As Astrology is the science of time, it is helpful to all the branches of medical science With the help of astrology, one can clearly judge the longevity of a diseasesed person before giving him any type of treatments. Because, if a person is not having longevity then all the treatments given to him are simple wastages. In medical science, there are no ways to find out the longevity of a person.

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According to Dr. Charak, “Astrology can help in two ways.

Firstly, when adverse planetary influences indicate the occurrence of an ailment at a future date and medical science has

understandably no clue about it

indicate whether or not surgical intervention is going to help and

Secondly, it can sometimes

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when. In addition, it is possible that a sound astrologer may able to point to a diseased organ or region when the medical man is fmdmg it difficult to locate the site of the illness”. ‘This may help taking some preventive steps especially the astrological remedial measures to forestall the malady. For a medical man it is not possible to predict the future illness”37.

Dr.

Jagannatha

Rao

recommends

the

consultation

of

astrologers by medical practioners. He says m his book. “Medical Astrology” that “We have seen cases where persons were declared fit, but only after a few years they became invalids. And the medical men were unable to foresee the calamity and could not give a word of advice as a fore warning An apparently hale and healthy

individual dies suddenly of heart failure and a person who is declared as a hopeless ease by doctors survives Why? What answer the doctors have to this question. They may say it is their fate. That is exactly what we want. Yes, fate is true and the science of astrology helps as to know one’s fate. So, where is the harm m learning astrology and applying it to daily practice 38”.

According to Astrology, the diseases which disturb the life of a man has not only visible causes but also certain invisible causes. The invisible causes are

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black magic, troubles from souls- all these are the invisible reasons

behind the diseases

Medical science has no ways to know these

invisible reasons.

So,

Medical

science

has

no

other friend

as

Astrology, which will help it m it’s every step. Astrology helps to

know the time, when a person will be troubled by a disease. One

can also know the organ or part of the body, which will be affected

by a disease with the help of Astrology. Astrology also tells us the

depth of the disease and the necessary treatment, required for the

disease. So, it is sure that, Astrology is the best and supporting

branch of knowledge to medical science

Accordmg to Astrology, all the beings including human beings

are influenced by the Grahas The nature of the influence of a Graha

will vary from one horoscope to another. A Graha which bestows

wealth and prosperity to a native m a horoscope may be the creator

of diseases and problems in another horoscope. So, there is no

doubt in that the nature of the influence of the Grahas, vary from

one horoscope to another. Grahas influence the people accordmg to

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their signification, nature, the nature of houses and signs occupied by them Let us know about the role of Rahu and Ketu m diseases.

Almost all the astrological texts mention about the diseases caused by different Grahas Amongst the Trigunas, Rahu - Ketu

represent Tamoguna means they are of Tamasik nature. They are of

sharpness nature and amongst the Tridosas

they mdicate windy

nature (Vataprakrti) Among the five elements, they mdicate Vayu Tatva. All these factors are very important m judging the diseases from Rahu - Ketu All the Grahas mdicate certain diseases m the twelve

signs of the zodiac. Let us know, what are the diseases mdicated by Rahu - Ketu in twelve signs.

Rahu m Aries indicates diseases of the brain, head, eyes, face,

muscles, nose etc. Rahu m Taurus indicates diseases related to

mouth, tongue, tooth diseases, problems m speech etc

Rahu m

Gemini indicates Asthma, fever neck problems etc. Rahu m cancer indicates stomach diseases, heart diseases, high blood pressure.

Cancer etc. Rahu m Leo indicates heart diseases, heart attacks, eye diseases etc. Rahu in Virgo indicates stomach diseases, kidney

troubles, back pam problems etc. Rahu m Libra signifies sexual diseases, kidney troubles, excessive discharge of urrne, burning sensation etc. Rahu in Scorpio signifies impotency, sexual diseases, pregnancy problems, uterus troubles etc. Rahu in Sagittarius

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signifies thigh problems, bone problems, problems in walking etc.

Rahu m Capricorn signifies diseases related to legs, accidents, major

surgeries etc. Rahu m Aquarius indicates knee problems, joint pains, problems m walking etc Rahu m Pisces indicates weakness, diseases related to legs, paralysis etc.

Ketu in Anes indicates diseases related head,

eyes, brain

tumour, paralysis etc. Ketu m Taurus signifies blmdness, tongue

diseases, problem in speech etc. Ketu in gemim indicates Asthama,

hearing problems, deafness, breathing problems etc. Ketu m cancer indicates high blood pressure, stomach diseases, heart troubles, accident etc. Ketu m Leo mdicates blood pleasure, eye diseases,

spondilitis etc Ketu in Virgo mdicates stomach diseases, back pam problems, lever problems, etc Ketu m Libra indicates kidney

troubles,

urme

troubles,

sexual

diseases

etc.

Ketu

m

Scorpio

mdicates sexual diseases, back pam problems paralysis etc. Ketu in

Sagittarius mdicates thigh problems. Ketu in Capricorn signifies

knee problems, mental problems, problems in walking etc. Ketu m

Aquarius signifies diseases related to legs. Ketu m Pisces indicates problems in walking, epilepsy, coma, headache etc.

We have seen the diseases signified by ten nodes m twelve signs. Let us know about diseases indicated by the nodes in twelve houses. If one of the nodes is in ascendant, then it indicates

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diseases related to head. It includes small troubles like headache

and big problems like brain tumor also. In the second house they

indicate diseases related to face, eye trouble, speech troubles etc.

In the third house they indicate ear troubles, neck problems etc. In

the fourth house, they indicate heart troubles, cancer, accidents,

unnatural deaths, chest pam, Asthma etc, When one of the nodes

is m the fifth house, they indicate mental problems. When they are

in the sixth houses the native may have disease like back pain,

stomach diseases etc. Their position m the seventh house indicates

unnal troubles, problems related to sexual inter course etc

The

native may have sexual diseases when one of the nodes is m eighth

house. Thigh problems are mdicated by them when they are m the

ninth house. Diseases related to legs, paralysis, weakness etc, are

indicated

by

them

when

they

are

m

the

tenth

house.

Their

placement in the eleventh house mdicates ear troubles joint pains

and knee troubles. When one of the nodes is in twelfth house, the

native will be affected by leg troubles, eye diseases etc.

Astrological texts have enumerated various diseases indicated

by the nodes. Let us know about them.

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Mantresvara,

fever, poisoning,

leg pam,

ulcer

etc.

Both

the

nodes

mdicate windy

diseases.

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According to

Vaidyanatha41, Rahu creates epilepsy leprosy, ulcer,

imprisonment etc.

and Ketu creates skm diseases,

leprosy etc.

According to kalidasa42, Rahu creates windy and phlegm related

diseases and Ketu gives stomach diseases, eye diseases, windy diseases, leprosy etc. Generally, the placement of nodes m 6th, 8th and 12th houses makes them as creators of diseases and their relationship with lords of these houses is also bad.

Let us know about various diseases caused by the nodes. When Rahu is m the ascendant, it will create diseases m the upper portion of the body 1 e. face. Almost all the astrological texts have mentioned this factor. And, Rahu44 in ascendant also creates blood pressure and ailments m body

7.2.1 Eye Diseases

If Sun is m the ascendant with Rahu and Saturn and Mars are m fifth and nmth houses, the native will be blind from birth. The above combination explains the janmandha roga 45 Sun, which is the

signifier of eyes is under the malefic influence of Rahu The fifth and ninth houses are occupied by Saturn and Mars. Saturn in aspectmg the second house with its Tridasa Drsti and second house indicates right eye. Mars in aspectmg the twelfth house with its Gaturasra Drsti and twelfth house indicates left eye. So, the eye

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indicating houses are inflicted and the sigmfier of eyes i.e. sun is also under malefic influence of Rahu So, these reasons will result in the blindness of the native from birth.

7.2.2 Contagious Diseases

When the eighth house is occupied by Rahu -Ketu, Saturn and

Mars, and they have relationship with marak lords, then the native will suffer from contagious diseases46. The occupation of the eighth house by malefic Grahas is bad for the health of the native. In this

combination the maraka lord is also having the relationship. So this relationship is also very bad The Grahas mentioned here represent

Tamoguna and the Tamasik nature of these Grahas and the occupation of an undesirable house create contagious diseases

7.2.3 Speech trouble

If the lord of the second house is conjoined by one of the nodes then the native will have trouble m speaking47. Second house indicates speech. So, when the lord of the second house is jomed by one of the nodes the speech of the native will be affected If the lord of the second house is with Rahu or with the lord of the

house of occupied by Rahu and is in one of the undesirable houses then the native will have troubles related to teeth, tongue etc. during the mam period and sub-penod of the lord of the second house. In this combination, the lord of the second house is related

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with Rahu or with the lord of the house occupied by Rahu. And, it is in one of the inauspicious houses viz-6th, 8th, and 12th houses. The native will suffer from diseases related to teeth and tongue and the second house mdicates teeth and tongue.

Accordmg to Parasara48 , when Saturn is with Rahu, the sixth

house is occupied by malefic Grahas and the lord of the sixth house

is having relationship with malefic Grahas then the native will be troubled by diseases throughout his life. Sixth house is the house of diseases. So, in judging the diseases, the sixth house and the lord of the sixth house are very important. In this combination, the sixth house in occupied by malefic The lord of the sixth house is having relationship with malefies. Both these conditions adversely

effect the native And, Saturn is joined by Rahu and both of them

are of Tamasik nature which is also bad for the health of the native So, under such condition, the native will be troubled by diseases of various types throughout his life.

If the third house is occupied by one of the nodes or the lord of the third house is having relationship with one of the nodes, then the native will suffer from diseases related to neck and throat49 Neck and throat are indicated by third house and its lord. So, the occupation of the third house by one of the nodes or the relationship of the lord of the third house, with one of the nodes, indicates diseases and troubles related to neck and throat.

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7.2.4

Epilepsy

The native will suffer from epilepsy50 if the eighth house is

occupied by Rahu and Moon. Placement of Moon and Rahu in a house is always considered as bad and it adversely affects the native. In this combmation, they are m eighth house, one of the most inauspicious houses. Moon is of satvic nature and Rahu is of

Tamasika nature So, their placement in a house is always bad.

The native will suffer from epilepsy, when Rahu is m ascendant and the sixth house is occupied by Moon In this combmation the Tamasik Rahu is in ascendant, which is an indication of diseases of upper body and the sixth house, which is the house of diseases is occupied by Moon.

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When moon is with Rahu and other malefic Grahas m fifth, eighth and

twelfth houses, the native will suffer from mental diseases. Moon is of satvik nature and is the indicator of mind. Rahu is of Tamasik

nature and when Rahu is placed with moon, it creates mental disorders. Among the twelve houses, eighth and twelfth are the inauspicious houses. The fifth, house also indicates mind. In this

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combination, moon is with Rahu in fifth, eighth or twelfth house and

such a combination indicates mental disorder. The native may be

quarrelsome, cruel and unkind

If the fifth house is occupied by Saturn, Rahu and mandi, the

lord of the fifth house is also under the aspect of malefics and the

fifth house is not occupied by any benefics, then the native is will

suffer from loss of memory 52 . The native will forget things. Native

memory power will be less. And it is also a kind of mental sickness.

The fifth house, which mdicates mind is occupied by malefics like

Saturn,

Rahu and mandi, and there are no beneficial influence on

the fifth house. And the lord of the fifth house is also aspected by

malefics. So, it is also powerless. So, both fifth house and the lord

of the fifth house are influenced by malefics which make them

powerless. The Grahas m fifth house are of Tamasik nature, which is

also bad. So, such a condition results m loss f memory

When powerless Moon, Rahu and mars are m twelfth house,

the native will suffer from mental diseases53. The powerless Moon

indicates the weak state of Mind and it is with the strong malefics -

Rahu and Mars in twelfth house, one of the mauspicious houses.

Moon is influenced by the Tamasik

Rahu and

Mars.

In such

a

combination, the native will have mental diseases and he may show

violent tendencies also. The native will be violent because, Moon is

influenced by Mars, which is a Graha of violent nature.

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According to Dr

Shukadeva Chatervedi54, if moon, Venus

and the lord of the eight house are influenced by Rahu- Ketu, or

mandi the native will have mental disturbances due to impure food. This combination is also mentioned in Prasnamarga Rahu, Ketu and

mandi mdicate impure food Impure food indicates filthy food or poisonus food.

7.2.6 Heart Diseases

When the lord of the ascendant is weak and having the aspect of malefies, and the fourth house is occupied by Rahu, the native will have heart diseases55. It is seen m many horoscopes, that when Rahu is placed in the fourth house, the native will have

heart diseases Fourth house of a chart indicates heart. Rahu also indicates heart. In this combination, the lord of the ascendant is weak, and is having the aspect of malefies, which mdicates the

chances of diseases. Rahu m the fourth house indicates heart. So, the native always has the chances of heart diseases.

7.2.7 Tuber Diseases

When Saturn is in the sixth house aspected by Mars, Sun and Rahu and it is not having any relationship with benifics, then the native will suffer from tuberculosis56. The Tamasik Saturn is occupying the sixth house, which indicates diseases. Saturn is aspected by Sun, Mars and Rahu and among them sun is of satvik

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nature and Mars and Rahu are of Tamasik nature. This aspect increases the malefic influence on the sixth house And none of the benefics are having any relationship with Saturn So, under such a condition, the native has the chances of tuberculosis.

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together is with Rahu in eighth house and the eighth house is

occupied by mandi, the native will suffer from certain severe diseases. Three combination are mentioned here. The placement of Rahu m ascendant is very bad for the health. When Saturn, Mars and Rahu, which are of Tamasik nature are together m any house, it also mdicates severe diseases When the eighth house is occupied by the lord of the ascendant with Rahu, it also mdicates the chances

of certain severe diseases. The conjunction of Rahu with the lord of ascendant is also very bad for the health. Severe diseases means the diseases which last for a longtime and which cannot be easily treated and removed and which will bring death also.

When Rahu is in ascendant, mandi is in triangular houses or

Mars and mandi, are m eighth house, the native will suffer from certain severe diseases58. In this particular combination, the Tamasik Rahu is in ascendant. Mandi is in one of the triangular

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houses or it is with the Tamasik Mars m eighth house, one of the

inauspicious houses. So, such a combination is always bad for the

health of the native.

When the sixth house is occupied by Saturn and Mars and it

is

aspected

by

Sun

and

Rahu,

the

native

will

suffer

from

the

diseases59 which last for a long time. The sixth house is occupied

by the Tamasik Saturn and Mars and aspected by Satvik Sun and

Tamasik

Rahu and the lord of the ascendant is also very weak. In

this combination, the sixth house is totally under the influence of

malefics.

When Saturn is m the Seventh house and it is aspected by

Rahu,

the

native

will

suffer

from

diseases60 related

to

unnaiy

bladder,

kidney

etc.

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seventh

house

indicates

the

unnaiy

troubles

Seventh house is aspected by the Tamasik Saturn and it is

aspected by the Tamasik Rahu. So, the seventh house is under severe

malefic influence and it will result m urinary troubles.

7.2.8 Leprosy:

Rahu has been considered as the main cause behmd leprosy.

When one of Mars and Mercury are the lord of ascendant and

joined

by

Saturn,

Moon

leprosy. Mars is of Tamasik

and

Rahu,

the

native will suffer from

nature. Mercury is of Rajasik nature.

One of them is the lord of the ascendant and it is joined by the

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Tamasik Saturn Rahu and Satvik Moon. Such a combination will lead to the disease of leprosy.

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When Rahu and Sun are m the eighth house, the native will have

leprosy. If the Rahu and Sun are joined by Mars m the eighth house, then the native will be suffering from severe stage of leprosy. The eighth house is mentioned here, which is one of the inauspicious houses. The placement of malefic Grahas m eighth house is always

bad for the health and longevity. In this combination, the Tamasik Rahu and Satvik Sun are m the eighth house, which results m leprosy. The native will have a higher level of leprosy, when these Grahas are jomed by the Tamasika Mars

If Moon, Mercury and the lord of the ascendant are with Rahu

and Ketu then the native has the chances of leprosy62. In this

combination, the lord of the ascendant the, Satvik Moon and the Rajasik Mercury are with the Tamasik nodes. So the Grahas of Trigunas are jomed.

In the above combinations, we can notice that Moon, Mercuiy and Rahu have a great role in the disease of leprosy. Almost all the

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astrological texts have considered Rahu as the mam reason behind leprosy.

Accordmg to me, the nodes have a great role m the sexual diseases, which haunt a native The placement of nodes in seventh and eight houses or the conjunction of the nodes with Venus m one of the inauspicious houses result m sexual diseases. Both Venus and nodes create excessive sexual interest which result m various types of sexual diseases.

We have seen the various diseases caused by the nodes. But, before deciding the diseases, we must consider certain pomts We must know the houses and signs occupied by the Grahas, the

relationship between the Grahas, aspects beneficial and negative

influences and strength of the Grahas All these points must be kept m mind to decide the diseases m a chart. We have seen the various diseases caused by the nodes. Let us know about this fact with the help of horoscopes

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Mars

Ketu

Moon

Jup

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Sun

Mars

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Mandi

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Mandi

Sun

Navamsa

Chakra

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Sat

55

Ketu

Jup

Asce

Moon

Mars

17-4.1960, 9 40 A.M, bom at Udupi, Latitude 13 20 N, longitude

74.6E, Purvasadha Naksatra, Balance of Venus dasa at birth 16 years

3 months 14 years.

In this chart Rahu is m fourth house, Ketu is with Mars, the lord of

maraka house l e seventh house. The eighth house is occupied by

Saturn, Moon and Jupiter forming Gajakesari Yoga Saturn m eighth

house also increases the longevity. The lord of the ascendant is also

exalted, which also increases the longevity. The fourth house is

occupied by Rahu. The fourth house mdicates heart and Rahu also

mdicates heart. Till the end of the Mars dasa everything was fine.

But m the Rahu sub-period of Rahu’s ruling period, the person had a

heart attack The condition of his health got worst and till now he

has not come out of the heart troubles. Rahu in the fourth house is

always bad and it is of Tamasik nature

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Further it is aspected by

Mars, which is also of Tamasik nature and is the lord of seventh

house, a maraka house and it increases the heart troubles. But the

Rahu in fourth house is aspected by Jupiter with its Trikona Drsti and

it might have saved his life. But, still now his health condition is

bad.

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Ketu

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77

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Sat

Rahu

Asce

Jup

Ven

Sun

Mer

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‘Ksheera PathanT. 14 10 1955, Sravana Naksatra Balance of Moon’s

dasa 0 years 3 months 0 days

This chart is of a epilepsy patient. This diseases started during the

Ketu, sub-period of Rahu’s ruling period. In this chart, Rahu is m

second house and Ketu is m eighth house. Rahu is with Saturn and

both are of Tamasik nature. The fifth house is occupied by Mars,

which is also of Tamasik nature and it’s a powerful maraka in this

chart, as it is the lord of second and seventh house. Ketu in the

eighth house is aspected by the Mars. Both Rahu and Ketu are not

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having any beneficial influences. The lord of the fifth house, Saturn

is with malefic Rahu. This person was normal till the

end of

Mercury’s sub-period. It was m the Ketu’s sub-penod, got the

problem of epilepsy, at the age of 18. After that he became mentally

upset slowly, there were changes in his behavior. He became

violent. He was gettmg angry on small issues. He was

uncontrollable He became mentally sick.

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Jup

Sat

Moon

Graha Chakra

Ketu

Asce

99

Mars

Sun

Mer

Mandi

Rahu

Ven

99

Mandi

99

Moon

Rahu

Mars

Sun

Asce

Ven

Navamsa

Chakra

Mer

Sat

Jup

Ketu

99

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75 13E, Krttika Naksatra,

days

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In this chart Ketu is m second house and Rahu is in eighth house Ketu

in the second house is aspected by Tamasik Mars with its Caturasra

Drsti and by Tamasik Saturn with its Tridasa Drsti This chart belongs

to a boy, who is dumb. Second house, which indicates the talking

abilities is occupied by Ketu which is aspected by the Mars and

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Saturn. The lord of the second, Saturn is debilitated and aspected by Mars. So, both second house and the lord of the second house are powerless This resulted in the troubles in talking. The boy is dumb by birth, and I personally feel that, the boy has least chances of talking abilities. Even doctors have dropped this case They also have come to the conclusion that this boy can’t talk.

7.3 Role of Rahu-Ketu in compatibility

Marriage is an important turning point m the life of a person. Astrology is the best guide in the selection of a good partner. Grhasthasrama is one of the four Asramas through which one must

proceed. Accordmg to Hindu tradition, marriage is not meant for sexual pleasures. But it is intended for begetting children and also to perform certain rites and duties In compatibility, the mental unity between the girl and boy is important and the physical unity is secondary. Thatswhy in Astrology, mental unity is given importance. wf WT I TT: W TIFfo

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Seventh house m a chart is considered the house of marriage. Among the navagrahas Venus is considered as Kalatrakaraka . But, the

lord of seventh house, the Grahas m seventh house and the Grahas, aspectmg the seventh house are also considered to know about partner The beneficial influences on the seventh house and the occupation of the seventh house by benefices mdicate good married life while the malefic influence on the seventh house and the occupation of the seventh house by malefics signify problems in married life. As both Rahu and Ketu are considered as malefics, their influence on the seventh house is considered as bad for marriage and married life But, many have accepted that marriage takes place in Rahus ruling or sub-penod.

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According to this verse, marriage takes place in the period of the

lord of the seventh house, the Graha aspectmg the seventh house,

Graha m the seventh house, the period of Venus and Moon. According to some scholars, marriage takes place m the period of

Rahu also. But, it is not accepted by all The period of Moon and Venus are considered by all as the best period of marriage. Both these Grahas are considered as female Grahas Thatswhy, their period

is considered as helpful for marriage. Even Rahu is considered by

many as female Graha So, they might have considered its period as good for marriage. But, this view is not accepted by all. My experience says that this opinion is also true and I have seen many marriages m the period of Rahu

Generally it is seen that, when Rahu or Ketu is m seventh house or in fifth house or they have relationship with the lord of seventh house or they have any relationship with the Kalatrakaraka Venus, love marriages takes place. Generally, the placement of nodes m seventh house is considered as bad. Let us know about the effect of the nodes m seventh house.

When Rahu is in seventh house, the native will loose money due to his relationship with ladies, he will loose his wife, may be impotent and lack of intelligence.

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When Ketu is in seventh house, the native will show interest m women of ill repute, lever troubles, will lose his wife and having diseases due to the lose of semen

Almost all the astrological texts give the same opmion on the effects of the nodes m seventh house. So we can definitely say that, nodes give negative influences m seventh house. They create problems m married life and they cause diseases also. Sometimes they cause the death of partner also. One thing is sure that they cause problems in married life, when they are m seventh house. Problems may come m many ways. Misunderstanding may occur between the partners or one of them may die or problems may come m the form of diseases. When one of the nodes is m seventh house it creates strong urge for sexual satisfaction So, excessive sexual intercourse is one of the feature when nodes are m seventh house. This interest may create problems in married life. Because, one of the partner may not be interested in sexual mtercourse and we know that, excessive sexual thirst leads to certain diseases also. Mantresvara has told that, when one of the nodes is in seventh house, it causes impotency due to the loss of semen. So, it is sure that the occupation of seventh house by one of the nodes is always bad for married life.

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So, the above factor says that occupation of the seventh house by one of the nodes causes defect m one’s character also.

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If Rahu or Ketu-is in seventh house, then native will show interest in other men, if it has malefic aspect she will be interested m wicked deeds and will be characterless, will be mterested in arguments and will be of ill repute criticized by all. This verse states the effect of nodes m seventh house m a female horoscope. But I feel that the above said results will be seen m a male horoscope also. It is generally seen that, when one of the nodes is m seventh house, the native will show mterest m people of opposite sex. This may happen before marriage or after marriage also If the interest in others happens before marriage, then it often ends m marriage. This interest may be m several people not m one person also. And, if the nodes are having the aspect of malefic Grahas or having any

relationship with malefic Grahas, then this combination will definitely adversely effect the character of the native.

It is said in astrological texts also that Rahu or Ketu create the combination of adultery.

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If the lord of the seventh house is with Rahu or Ketu and having malefic aspect, then the native will be adulterer. In this combination, the lord of the seventh house is with one of the nodes and it is having malefic aspect. This combmation clearly tells us the influence of nodes on one’s character

If the lord of the seventh house is with Saturn, Mars and Rahu then it will bring the death of spouse70. We knows that Saturn, Mars and Rahu are first rate malefics and all these Grahas have a the

nature of separation. So, any relationship with these Grahas will bring separation. Thatsway m this combmation, the relationship of

the lord of the seventh house with these Grahas will bring the death of the spouses.

If the seventh house is occupied by Rahu and if the seventh house is aspected by two malefics, then the native will not have chance of marriage and if marriage takes place the spouse will be short lived71. This combination does not indicate Sanyasa Yoga. But, under this combination, the native will not get a spouse or spouse may die early. In this combmation, the seventh house is occupied by Rahu and the seventh house is aspected by two malefics The

occupation of the seventh house by Rahu is a big problem in married life and when the seventh house is aspected by malefics, it increases the difficulties. Thatsway, it is said that the spouse will be short lived or the native may not marry.

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When Mars is in sixth house, Rahu in seventh house and

Saturn m eighth house, spouse will die early72 In this combination,

the 6th, 7th and 8th houses are occupied by malefics, which indicate

problems m

married life

In this

combmation not only seventh

house is under malefic influence but also the seventh house is m

Papavarga or surrounded by malefics, and it increases the negative

influence on the seventh house

Thatsway, it is said that, m this

combination the spouse will die. This combmation is mentioned m

Jatakadesa73 also, where it is said that if the seventh house or the

lord of the seventh house is in papavarga,

spouse.

it will bring the death of

We have seen the effects of Rahu - Ketu in seventh house. Let

us know about effects of the conjunction of Rahu - Ketu with other

Grahas m seventh house

Generally, the conjunction of Rahu - Ketu

with other Grahas m the seventh house mcrease the problem in

married life.

If Rahu and Sun are in seventh house, the native will loose money

due

to

relationship

with

ladies.

All

other

Grahas

Moon,

Mars,

Mercury, Venues, Saturn give the same results. But, only Jupiter

will decrease the negative influence of the nodes. If Jupiter is with

the nodes, then the negative influences of nodes will decrease. With

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all the other Grahas, the negative effects will increase. And, if the nodes are with Venus then the negative influences will be more. Because, Venus is the sigmfier of spouse and sexual pleasure So,

when Rahu- Ketu is with Venus, the sexual interest of the native will

increase, which may make the native to create relationship with many women or ill reputed women.

The mam reason behind the negative impact of the nodes m seventh house is their signification of separation Both Rahu and

Ketu are considered as the sigmfier of separation or Prthak Karakatva So, when they are m seventh house, they bring separation from the spouse. This separation may be in the form of death or misunderstanding.

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According to this verse, Rahu, Saturn and Sun are the signifiers of separation. So, their influence on seventh house brings separation. Though only Rahu is mentioned m this verse, I feel that, just like Rahu, Ketu also has the signification of separation. So, the influence of nodes on seventh house brings separation. This signification of the nodes must be kept in mind during match- making. I have already told that the nodes also are responsible for love marriage. But I have seen that most of the love marriage or affairs under the

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influence of nodes are failures. This may be due to the signification of nodes as separators.

Almost all the astrological texts have mentioned the fact that

Rahu works as Saturn and Ketu as Mars.

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We know that an important factor to be noticed during match making is Kujadosa or Mangaladosa According to this dosa, When Mars is m ascendant second house, fourth house, seventh house, eighth house and twelfth house, it brings the death of the spouse. Almost all the astrological texts have mentioned about this Kujadosa This dosa has been considered as a severe one and must not be

neglected, But, as the texts say, Ketu works like Mars. So just like

In

Mars

Ketus influence

on

these

houses

will

be

the

same.

experience, I have seen that Ketu dosa or Ketus influence on seventh

and eighth houses in enough to minimize the effects of Kujadosa So, if Mars is m one of the houses mentioned above m a boy horoscope, then Ketu m seventh or eighth house m a girls horoscope m enough

to nullify the negative influences. This signification of Ketu m prominent fact m match -making.

We have seen the effect of nodes in compatibility. Let us understand it with the help of horoscopes.

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Example: 1

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Ketu

99

Moon

Graha Chakra

99

Mer

Sun

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Jup

Mars

Sat

Rahu

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99

Jup

Mandi

Ketu

Mer

99

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Chakra

Mars

Sun

Moon

Sat

Ven

Rahu

99

99

Asce

at

Bangalore,

Latitude

12.58N,

longitude 77.38E, Rohini Naksatra, balance of Moon’s, dasa -4 years 6

months 19 days.

In this horoscope, Rahu, is m seventh house, and Ketu in ascendant.

The lord of the seventh house, Mercury is well placed m tenth

house having the aspect of Jupiter

But, the placement of Rahu m

seventh house is always bad m marriage matters

I have already

told that when one of the nodes is m seventh house, it creates the

chances of love marriage. This girl’s was also a love marriage.

Marriage took place

in the

Moon’s

sub-penod

of Rahu’s ruling

period. But, soon after the marriage, problems started m their life.

Both were suspicious about the character of each other. In the sub­

period of Mars of Rahu’s ruling period, they got separated. I have

already told, about the indication of separation by the nodes. The

mam reason behind the separation of the couples was this girl’s

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relation with another man. So, this horoscope is a best example for

several significations of Rahu. Rahu m the seventh house is not

aspected by any benefic Grahas Love marriage, separation and

illegal relationship are available m this horoscope So, this

horoscope is a best example for Rahu’s role m compatibility In this

horoscope, Rahu was the mam cause behind the love marriage,

separation and illegal relationships.

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Sun

99

Mars

Ven

Mandi

Jup

Sat

Asce

Ketu

7-5-1976, 5.53A.M, bom at Udupi Latitude 13.20N, Longitude

74.6E, Aslesa Naksatra, Balance of Mercury’s dasa 12 years 2 months

and 3 days.

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ascendant with Sun, Jupiter and Venus. Rahu in the seventh house

In this horoscope,

Rahu

is

m

seventh house and

Ketu

in

is aspected by Sun, Jupiter, Venus and Mars. Mars is in the fourth

house and it is accepting Rahu with it’s Caturasra Drsti. So, Rahu m

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having both malefic and benefie aspeetmg. This horoscope is of a friend of mine. And, this person is well known for his love affairs He had relationship with many girls before marriage. But, he was never serious m any of his relationship. Only m one relationship he mvolved seriously. But that relationship also didn’t end m marriage. Another important factor m this horoscope is that, this person continued his relationship after the marriage also. So, this horoscope is a best example for faults m character when Rahu is m seventh house. This person used his relationship to satisfy sexual thirst. The aspect of Mars on Rahu increases the sexual thirst, which created faults m his character and it made him to use the relationship for sexual pleasure.

The above examples clearly explains the role played by nodes m one’s life So, their role can never be neglected in compatibility.

7.4 Role of Rahu-Ketu in Longevity

The task of the determination of longevity is an important part of Astrology. It is a different, complicated and important task. The knowledge of longevity is an important use of astrology.

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Every human being bom in this earth wants to live a fruitful and happy long life. But, during the journey of life, everyone has to undergo many problems and sufferings. Some incidents may end

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the life of an individual. The main use of astrology is that, it helps us to know about the good and bad times. Good times give us wealth, name and fame and we can make the best use of it while during the bad times, we may have to undergo sufferings, financial loss, accident, diseases and sometimes it may end our life. The knowledge of time makes us to take the necessary actions and precautions which may decrease the evil effects and increase the longevity.

According to astrological principles firstly we must know the longevity of a person from the horoscope, then only we must think about the positive and negative factors of the horoscope.

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Phaladipika gives us many details on longevity. If a child dies within

eight year, then it is called as Balarista If the child dies between

eight and twenty years, then it is called as Yogajayu. The death after

20 years and between 32 years is called as Alpayu The death after 32 years and between 70 years is called as Madhyayu and if a

person lives beyond 70 years, then it is called as Pumayu

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Among the navagrahas, Saturn is the signifier of longevity. Among the twelve houses, eighth house is related to longevity as it mdicates death. But, for the determination of longevity, all the houses and Grahas must be considered Determination of longevity of human beings m exact and precise m terms of years, months and day etc. is a difficult task. Long ago sages tackled this question very easily. But, modem scholars are findmg it difficult. But many modem scholars have succeed in this question to a great extent. I have already told that all the Grahas have their influence on the

longevity and as Rahu and Ketu are Grahas, they also have a great role

to play in longevity. So, let us know about the role of Rahu-Ketu m longevity. Astrological texts mention about different combination which cause death Let us know about them.

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If Rahu is m one of the angular houses and it has relationship with malefics, then the child will die immediately after the birth. In this combination, Rahu is in one of the angular houses. Ascendant, fourth house, seventh house and tenth houses -are angular houses. All these houses are important in the judgment of longevity. So the occupation of one of these houses by Rahu effects the longevity. And this Rahu is also having a relationship with

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malefics. The relationship may be in the form of conjunction or

aspects And, this increases the evil effects of Rahu which results in

an early death.

When Moon is in sixth house or eighth house and it is under

the influence of malefics and Rahu is m fourth house, it will bring

the early death of a child. 78 All the astrological texts have given

importance to the strength and weaknesses of the Moon m the

determination

of longevity.

In

the

above

combination,

Moon is

occupying the sixth or the eighth houses. Sixth, eighth and twelfth

houses are veiy important m the determination of longevity as they

are considered as the most inauspicious houses. Generally, the

occupation of these houses by Grahas always adversely effect the

health and longevity of a native In the above combination, Moon is

m one of the inauspicious house and it is weak as it is under the

influence of malefics and fourth house is occupied by Rahu The

occupation of house by Rahu m always considered as bad and Rahu

will be aspectmg the eighth house, the house of longevity and such

combination leads to early death of the child.

When

Rahu is

in

the

ascendant having relationship

with

malefics, the child will die at the age of the 5. 79 I have mentioned in

a

previous combination that Rahu in angular houses

adversely

effects the longevity of a native. In this combination,

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ascendant

and

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with

malefics.

This

relationship may be in the form of conjunction or aspects. This

relationship mcreases the evil influence of Rahu and brings the death of the child.

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According to this combination, when Mars is in second house with Saturn and Rahu in third house, the child will live only for one year. It means the child will have an early death. In this combination, the malefic Saturn and Mars are m second house and we know that second house is one of the maraka houses. So occupation of maraka house by malefics is always dangerous to the life of the child. Both these Grahas are aspectmg the eighth house, the house of death In this combmation Rahu is m third house and it is aspectmg the

seventh house with its Trikona Drsti

Seventh house is one of the

maraka house and it mcreases the evil effects So, such a combination will lead to an early death of the child.

When malefics are m the ascendant and seventh house or m second house and twelfth house and Rahu is in fourth house, the child will die in seven days.81 Two combination are explained here. In both combinations. Rahu is m fourth house. In the first combination, malefics are in ascendant and seventh house.

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one

of the

marak houses

and

the

ascendant

indicates the physical condition of the native. Both these house are

under malefic influence

Rahu m the fourth house is aspectmg the

eighth house, and I have already told earlier that, the occupation of

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angular

house

by

Rahu