SECTION 4 : Planets in the several Bhavas and their effects.

Sloka 1 – Planets of the undermentioned groups, if in any way mutually related, prove auspicious to the native and make him a great personage and highly renowned :

Those occupying their exaltation, own house, a friend’s house or a Trikona position;

• those that are posited in a Kendra position and have attained Vargottamamsa;
• those that are aspected by benefics, that are conjoined with benefics, or are posited betwixt benefics;
• those that occupy their Moolatrikona Rasis;
• those that are proceeding towards the centre of a Bhava; and
• those that happen to own at Kendra house and a Kona house at the same time.

Sloka 2. The following sets of planets will prove inauspicious and mar the good or Subha yogas mentioned in the last sloka:

(i) planets in debilitation.
(ii) planets vanquished in planetary war.
(iii) Planets occupying inimical houses.
(iv) Those that are aspected by, or are in conjunction with, or are placed between malefics.
(v) Planet associated with a retrograde planet, an Astangata or eclipsed) planet or Rahu.
(vi) Planets posited in a Bhava Sandhi.
(vii) Planets that are weak.
(viii) Planets owing Dusstthanas, viz., 6th, 8th and 12th, when conjoined with a lord of a Kendra or of a Trikona.

Sloka 3. (a) When the 9th and the 10th houses are occupied by their respective lords (b) when the said lords are placed together in either of these houses, or (c) when they interchange places, or (d) if they are so posited that they mutually aspect each other, these two planets bring on Rajayoga to the native. (e) If the said two planets be in conjunction with any of the lords of the 5th, the 7th the 1st and the 4th, or (f) occupy any of these houses, they bring on wealth and happiness to the native concentrated provided the said two lords (of the 9th and 10th) do not own the 8th or the 11th house as well.

Sloka 4 – Note the following three pairs of planets:-

(1) the lords of the 9th and 10th houses reckoned from the Lagna;
(2) The lords of the 9th and 10th counted from the 9th house from the Lagna;
(3) The lords of the 9th and 10th counted from the 10th house from the Lagna.

These three respective pairs of planets are in their order capable of bestowing a high, medium (or ordinary) and small position in life on the native concerned. If any of the three pairs aforesaid (a) are by their position mutually related by any of the three kinds of relationships referred to [viz. (i) by being in conjunction or close association (ii) interchange, i.e., each occupying the other’s Rasi and (iii) mutual aspect,] and possess strength, (b) occupy houses which are mutually in Kendra positions, or (c) be in conjunction with the planet owing the house occupied by the lord of Lagna, the person born will be come wealthy and a chief among men.

Sloka 5. (a) The lords of the Rasi and Amsa occupied by a planet and the lord of the Lagna; (b) the lords of the 10th and 9th houses; (c) the lords of the 5th, 3rd, 4th and 7th houses; and (d) the lords of the 2nd and 11th houses – these four sets of planets, if they are so related that being placed in any of the above said houses they

(1) are together in one house
(2) occupy each other’s houses
(3) have mutual aspect and at the same time occupy

a friendly house, own house or an exaltation Rasi, they respectively bestow on the native (a) prosperity, (b) elephants, horses and the like (c) happiness and children and (d) wealth.

Sloka 6. If the lord of a Bhava should OCCl1Py the 8th house (therefrom), be eclipsed by the Sun's rays; be in depression, or posited in an inimical house and not asso¬ciated with or aspected by benefics, sages say that the Bhava is then completely destroyed. Should the Bhava be in conjunction with benefics, even then it will not be effective. Thus should the Lagna and the other Bhavas be judged.

Sloka 7. If the lord of the Lagna occupy the first, middle or last decanate of the Lagna, the person born will turn out a judge, a chief among men, or a headman of a village respectively. If the planet in question be aspected by or conjoined with Venus, Jupiter or Mercury, or occupy the Varga of a benefic or be in his exaltation, the native concerned will become an emperor of tile whole earth and respected by other kings.

Sloka 8. If at a birth. (a) the Moon with her digits full and endowed with strength be in her exaltation, Swak-shetra or a friends house, identical with the 9th, 4th, 10th
or 7th and be aspected by or in conjunction with Jupiter or Venus; or (b} if Mars and Saturn be similarly endowed with strength and benefic aspect and occupy the 2nd and 10th houses from the Lagna, the person concerned will be omniscient, will be endowed with all virtues, will be extolled by people and will be a highly munificent and great personage.

Sloka 9. Jupiter when he owns the 3rd and 12th houses in a nativity will be productive of good to the person concerned. The same remark applies when he holds the ownership of the 8th house or when he occupies the 8th house. Venus will do good when in the 6th house; Rahu will be favourable when he occupies the 7th, 4th, 9th, 11th and 0th houses. Ketu will prove auspicious where he is in the 3rd house.

Sloka 10. If the lord of a Bhava be posited in any of the Dusstthanas (6th, 8th, 12th), in his depression or inimical house, or be eclipsed be devoid of association or aspect of benefics, be in conjunction with or aspected by his enemy, occupy his inimical or debilitation Amsa, be conquered in planetary war with malfics and consequently (have rays. that have become) feeble (or low) in brilliancy, that Bhava should be pronounced as totally destroyed or useless. The case of all the Bhavas from the Lagna onwards should thus be viewed.

Sloka 11. Whenever (1) the lord of a Bhava is posited in a Trikona house, a Kendra house, in the 3rd or 11th house, in a friendly, exaltation, own Rasi or Navamsa and is placed between two strong benefics, while the owners of such Kona, Kendra, 3rd or 11th house aforesaid are also in their exaltation, or (2) the said lord is associated with or aspected by benefics, such lord will bring unsurpassed prosperity to that Bhava and that too in a short time.

Sloka 12. If a Bhava, its lord, its Karaka planet, these three, be surrounded by malefics and conjoined with powerful ma1efics and are weak and have no association or aspect of benefics; and if malefics occupy the 9th, 4th, 8th, 5th and 12th houses reckoned from each of the said three, and the lords of the Navamsas occupied by these malefics be inimically placed, eclipsed or conquered in planetary war in that Bhava, then the destruction of the Bhava should be declared.

Sloka 13. If a benefic planet occupy his own exaltation, a friendly or Moolatrikona house or a Vargottama Amsa, it will promote the happiness of the person concerned. Even if the planet be a malefic one, it will prove auspicious under the above conditions. If the planets owning the Rasi and Navamsa occupied by the lord of a Bhava be endowed with strength, that lord will promote the increase of that Bhava. Any powerful benefic occupying friendly Rasi and Amsa in (any) Bhava confers wealth, etc. on the native.

Sloka 14. The Rasi owned by a planet occupying the 12th, the 8th or the 6th house is inauspicious, while the one containing the lord of such a house or the one aspect d by such a lord is lost or fallen. Venus, Mercury and Jupiter in their order, if they are respectiv1y posited in the above three houses will be productive of happiness. Planets in the 6th, 12th and 8th if happening (at the same time) to be in their friendly, own or exaltation signs, or be aspected by benefics will prove favourable. If the planets owning the said houses be inimically placed, be in depres¬sion, be eclipsed or vanquished in war, the planets occupying these houses will then prove auspicious.

Sloka 15. A planet that is in infancy, one in advanced age, one that is eclipsed or one that is vanquish d, though aspecting ) does not aspect at all. Benefic and malefic planets aspect during the bright and dark portions of a month towards the East and West respectively. Jupiter is strong in his aspect towards West. Saturn is strong "while in, his direct motion. Yenus and Saturn through eclipsed will not lose' in strength, Mars is strong even in his enemy’s camp.

Sloka 16. (a) Benefics when posited in a Kendra, 3rd, 2nd, 11th, 5th, 9th and even in the 6th house will prove auspicious. (b) Malefics will be so when in (Upachaya) places. (c) The Sun and Saturn, will be 'favourable when in the 9th, and (d) Mercury when in the 8th (e) Saturn, when he is in his exaltation, own house, or in a Rasi owned by Jupiter, will do only good even if he occupies the Lagna. (f) Venus, though placed in the 12th, 'will prove auspicious except when he is in a Rasi or Amsa owned by Saturn.

Sloka 17. The following, viz., (1) the waning (1) the waning Moon (2) Mercury (3) Venus (4) Full Moon and Jupiter, become auspicious in the proportion of ¼, ½, ¾ and 1 res¬pectively. Jupiter and Venus become fully favourable when in the house of a benefic and in conjunction with the lord of the same. The following four groups, viz. (1) waning Moon and Mercury when he is a malefic, (2) the Sun (3) Rahu and Mars and (4) Ketu and Saturn are , productive of evil in the same proportion already stated.

Sloka 18. If the (Phala Karaka) and the (Bhava Karaka) of any Bhava as also the lords of the Rasi and Navamsa occupied by the Lord of the Bhava and the Bhava itself be hostile, the effect of the Bhava is lost.

Whenever a malefic planet occupies a Rasi functioned by a (Karaka), it will destroy the effects produced by that karaka planet. The Bhava Karakas owing to their occupation of Bhavas to which they are Karakas will only produce a very small fraction of the (otherwise usual) effect.

Sloka 19. The full Moonn, Jupiter, Saturn and -¬are termed Chhadakas for the two houses (2nd and 12th) adjacent to each of them. If Jupiter (owing to his owning a Dusstthana) even should turn out as hostile to the native, he will be a Chhadaka only for the 12th. The rest are Chhadakas for the 2nd only. The lords of the several Bhavas and their respective karakas bring luck to the native concerned by a sort of (Sambandha) between them through aspect, occupation, conjunction or mutual exchange.

Sloka 20. A planet in the 2nd house from a Bhava is called the (Chhadaka) for that Bhava, while that in the 3rd is called (Vedhaka). He who is placed in the 4th is termed (Bandhaka). The one in the 8th is known as (Pratibandaka). From this planet in the 8th should be predicted all about the increase and destruction of the Bhava. The lords of the 2nd and 7th houses with respect to any Bhava are termed Marakas of that Bhava.

Sloka 21. The aspect cast on a planet by malefics who are friendly is known as (Swadheena Vedha). While the one by malefics who are also inimical is termed (Paradheena Vedha). The effect caused by benefics will be similar and felt at the beginning while the same arisen through malefics will be a bit untoward and felt at the end. The native’s general luck and longevity will also be similar to the preponderance in strength of the benefic and malefic planets.

Sloka 22. If any one of the following three yogas, viz., (a) lord of the 8th occupying the 12th or 6th ; (b) lord of the 6th being placed in the 8th or 12th ; (c) lord of the 12th being posited in the 8th or 6th ; (d) the said three lords being connected in any way, by mutual interchange of places, mutual aspect or conjunction and are at the same time free from such relation with other planets, the person born will become a great king lording over other kings and blessed with fame and wealth.

Sloka 23. If malefics be debilitated, and benefics endowed with strength occupy Kendra and trikona houses, and if the lords of the 10th, 9th and 4th houses be all grouped either in the 9th or the 10th, the person born will be a king, highly intelligent, wealthy, famous, endowed with great volour and long-lived. He will be revered by other kings, be virtuously disposed and almost omniscient.

Sloka 24. The 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th houses are known by the terms (Kendra), (Kantaka) and (chatushtaya). The houses next to the Kendras, that is, the 2nd, the 5th, the 8th and the 11th are known as (Panaphara). Those next to the Panapharas, viz., the 3rd, the 6th, the 9th and the 12th are called (Apoklima). The 5th and the 9th houses are termed (Trikona). The 3rd, the 6th, the 10th and the 11th are called (Upachaya). The house occupied by the Moon is called (Jamna Rasi) while the Lagna is known as (Audi) or 1st house.

Sloka 25. The Sun is of the character of God Siva and is the soul and father, while the Moon is of the Goddess (Sakti) and is the mother (of all beings). The remaining 5 planets, viz., Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn have their origin from the 5 elements (Prithivi) (Ap), (Tejas) (Vayu) and (Akasa); from (Satva) have risen Jupiter, Venus and Mercury ; mars has come out of (Rajas) or passion, while Saturn is from (Tamas) or darkness. The Sun and the moon are not death-giving planets, but when they happen to own the 6th or the 8th house, they become harmful and cause much evil.

Sloka 26. With the benefic planets occupying the 6th, the 7th and the 8th houses reckoned from the Moon and with no malefics in these houses, a person born becomes a king or one equal to a king enjoying all kinds of happiness. He will be long – lived, victorious, widely renowned, learned, command all pleasures, will be blessed with wife, children, friends, houses, vehicles and other similar luxuries.

Sloka 27. The numbers 30, 16, 6, 8, 8, 10, 12, and 12 and 1 denote the kalas (measures of power of brilliance) of the seven planets from the Sun onwards. Add the kalas of the lords of the 9th house reckoned from the Lagna as well as from the Moon. Divide the sum by 12. The Rasi counted from the Moon indicated by this remainder, if occupied by a benefic singly without the conjunction of any malefic, will make the native a Koteeswara (millionaire) ; if by a malefric only, his wealth will be in thousands. If the said malefic be exalted, then also the native will be a Koteeswara.
Note: This is also called Dhana Lagna or Indu Lagna like the Par Fortuna of western astrology.

Sloka 28. If two or more out of the lords of the 2nd, 5th, 11th and 9th houses are so posited in a nativity that they become mutually related by any of the three kinds of Sambandhas and are also strong, the person concerned will be a master of 3 lakh. Should the lords of any of the trhee Dusstthanas happen to be one of the partners in the above, Sambandha, the result will be the destruction of the whole wealth and the contraction of debts and also trouble from enemies. All these will occur during the Dasas of the lords of the above-said four houses.

Sloka 29. If all the planets be placed in the four Kendras from the Lagna onwards and in the four Panaphara house, all the Apoklima houses being left unoccupied the person born becomes a king or leader of men. If in the above case benefic planets and the full Moon be not in conjunction with or aspected by malefics and be also strong, the person born will be a lord and extolled by the good. If otherwise, i.e., the planets are not powerful, the person concerned will be comparatively lacking in the above-mentioned status.

Sloka 30. If there be a birth at about 2 ghatikas after mid-night or mid-day, a king who will subjugate all his enemies and who will always observe the religious rules of conduct and who is endowed with good learning, will be ushered into the world.

If in the above case an exalted planet be in the 2nd house and be aspected by another similarly exalted, the yoga will usher a Koteeswara-a very rich man. But should the aspect in the last case be by a planet occupying only his own house, the person born will be a Lakshadhikaree-owner of lakhs and be happy.

Sloka 31. an immoveable rasi is stronger than a moveable one. A dual rasi is much stronger than an immoveable one. In the case of three planets occupying three houses, the two aspects cast by two of the planets over the third due to their being placed in a (chhadaka) or (Vedhaka) position (IV-20 Supra) will be increasing in power according as the aspecting planet in each case is posite din a (chara or moveable), a (Stthira or immoveable) or a (Dwandwa or dual) sign. The same rule also holds good with regard to the effects caused by the planets from the three houses. In the case of the three decanates of which a Rasi is composed, if the said 3 planets are all in (a) the 1st decanate of a (chara).

(a) The middle one of a (Stthira) and
(b) The last one in a (Dwandwa)

The effect will be full. It will be medium when theya re all in the middle decanate of a (chara), the last one in a (Stthira) and the 1st in a (Dwandwa). The effect will be very little when the planets are all in the last decannate in a (chara), the first decanate in a (Stthira) and the middle one in a (Dwandwa) sign.

Sloka 32. Of the two planets that cause a Yoga good or bad – which will be the case only when they are within 12 of each other, if the one which is slower in motion is in advance and the other which is faster is behind, the Yoga will come into effect and it will be full when the interval is zero, and nil when the interval is 12. It will be proportionate in the intermediate positions. If the planet that is faster is 12 or more behind the other which is slower, the effect of the yoga will not come to pass.

Sloka 33. If the Moon possessed of strength should cast any applying aspect (as per II-18½ - 19½ supra) on one atleast of the two planets causing the Yoga referred to (in the previous sloka) within the prescribed limits, the effect will be specially marked. This will not, however, be the case of the aspecting Moon be quartered in any of the Dusstthanas. Planets cast their aspect on all the houses. The aspect will have the best effect when the planet aspecting is in his exaltation or own house. It will be medium when the aspecting planet occupies a very friendly house. In other houses, the effect will only be very defective.

SLoka 34. Find the Rasi where the lord of a Bhava is posited. The (Pada) of that Bhava will be so many Rasis distant from that lords ad the lord is from the Rasi signifying the Bhava. It is with reference to this (Pada) and the good and bad planets posited therein, that the prosperity and decay of the Bhava is to be predicted. Thus, should the 8 Padas be determined in the case of 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th 10th and 12th. The (Pada) for the 12th house from any Bhava is known as (UpaPada) for that Bhava, and that for the 7th as (DaraPada).

Here the author explains what is meant by (Arudha) or (Pada). The (Arudha) of a Bhava falls in the Rasi which is so much distant from the rasi occupied by the lord of the Bhava under consideration, as the lord himself is removed from the said Bhava.
Take an example.

Chart – 77 Male – Born on 19-6-1907 at 33 gh. After Sunrise.



Balance of Moon’s Dasa – 9 years, 11 months and 15 days.




Let us now prepare the (Arudhachakra).
Jupiter, the lord of the Lagna is in Mithuna, i.e., in the 7th Rasi from the Lagna. Hence the (LagnaPada) falls in the 7th Rasi from Mithuna, i.e.c Dhanus. Hence No. 1 is marked there. Take the 7th Bhava; its lord, Mercury, is in the 1st house from the 7th and therefore the (Saptama Pada) or the Pada of the 7th Bhava is placed in the 1st house from Mercury, i.e., again in Mithuna. The figure 7 is therefore placed there. Now take the 5th Bhava. Its lord Mars is placed in the 9th house from it, and the 9th house reckoned from Mars is Simha, and here you see No. 5 entered. Similarly work up for all Bhavas and you will see the 12 Padas scattered as shown in the Chakra. The author has taken only 8 Padas, belonging to 1st, 2nd, 4th 5th 7th 9th 10th and 12th and has left out the four other 3rd, 6th, 8th and 11th. But (Jaimini) has generalized this to all the 12 Bhavas and this seems to be correct.



It will be observed from an outwards glance at the (Arudha) Chakra that all the odd Padas are situated in the odd Bhavas reckoned from the Lagna, while the even ones are in the even Bhavas. This may appear a mystery at the beginning ; but it will be found out that this is after all the result arising out of the very definition of (Pada). Mathematically this theory may be proved that it cannot be otherwise.

For suppose we consider the (Arudha) or (Pada) or any Bhava. Assuming that the lord of the Bhava under consideration is n rasis away from the Bhava, the (Pada) of the Bhava falls in the Rasi which is n rasis removed from the said lord. this means the (Pada) falls in a Rasi whish is n + (n-1) or 2n-1 Rasis removed from the Bhava. When n is an integer, 2n-1 is always odd. Therefore the (Pada) will fall in an odd or even rasi reckoned from the Lagna according as the Bhava under consideration is odd or even.

In the usual Chakra, the Bhavas are situated successfively in order, but the Padas are scattered here and there and sometimes two or more are in conjunction. The Bhava Pada will be situated in the same Bhava, only when the lord of the Bhava is placed either in the same Bhava or in the 7th from it.

It will further be seen that, in the Arudha Chakra, the Bhavas are distributed and consequently the effects too might vary. For example in the ordinary diagram, the (Dhana) Bhava falls in Makara, and Saturn, its lord, is the planet to cause it seffect. But from a glance at the (Pada chakra), it will be seen that the (Dhana Pada) is in Vrishabha ; in other words, the house of wealth is shifted from makara to Vrishabha, and its lord Venus will be the cause for its effect. In the course of Dasa, Bhukti readings based on the general principles of horoscopy, opne will find that effects of certain nature not concerning with the planet happen actually and he fails to ascribe proper reasoning for the happening of the event. For example, in the above horoscope, Venus is the lord of the 2nd Pada and the 6th Pada and is placed in BVrishabha. This gives the result that Venus is capable of giving wealth with much difficulty as he owns the 6th also. From the general principles of Astrology, his lordship over (Dhana) Bhava cannot be at a glance said. Again, under general principles, mercury has no connection with the 4th house other than for the mere association with Jupiter, lord of the 4th, but under (Arudha Chakra), mercury is the lord of the 4th and it is he who gave the native high education, especially in mathematics. The (Arudh Chakra) will thus explain all such discrepancies.

In the usual diagram, each planet owns at least one Bhava. But under (Arudha Chakra) a planet may own even more than two and sometimes none at all. It has been definitely stated that a planet cannot cause the effect of a Bhava unless it owns it or aspects it, etc. applying the same principle, it may be generalized that the planet will certainly cause the effect of the Padas that are owned by it, aspected or occupied by it. If a planet does neither own, nor is situated in any (Pada), it will have no individual power to cause any effect. It seems that during the period of this planet, nothing will happen in particular.

Sloka 35. If the LagnaPada) be benefic and occupied by a benefic, the person concerned will enjoy all comforts. If benefics be posited in the Kendras and Konas with respect to the LagnaPada, the person will be a king and a very learned one. If malefics should occupy the LagnaPada, its Kendras and Konas, the effect will be otherwise. The same remark holds good of malefics occupy the 6th, 8th and 12th places from the LagnaPada. Thus should the good and bad effect be carefully investigated for all the 8 Padas.

Sloka 36. Similarly should information regarding issues be predicted with the help of the 5th, 2nd and 9th Padas after a careful scrutiny of the Bhavas, Jupiter and the lord of the Lagna and the UpaPadas, and the conjunction and aspect of benefics. If there be no aspect or conjunction of malefics, the native will have a good number of children. The sex of the issues should be determined by the preponderance in strength of the several planets concerned.

Sloka 37. If Mercury, Saturn and mars be conjoined with the lords of the three UpaPadas referred to in the previous Sloka, and if the same three planets mutually occupy each others Rasis and Amsas; or if Saturn and Jupiter be together in a single house, there will be loss of children. The 10th house and its lord, if occupied or aspected by Saturn, will cause the native to have adopted sons. Thus have declared the wise in various ways.

Sloka 38. All about the first wife should be predicted from the 7th house from the Lagna; about the 2nd wife from the 8th house there from, and the successive wives found out in a similar manner. If malefics should occupy these houses, the death of the wife or wives should be declared and not so, if benefics be placed there. It is through the conjunction or aspect of Jupiter and other benefics also that the number of wives living, their respective issues, their character and other qualities should be ascertained.

Sloka 39. Thus, if benefics occupy the UpaPada of the 7th, the wife may be declared to be beautiful, long lived and possessing good qualities. If malefics occupy the UpaPada and be in debilitation, the native concerned will lose two wives. But if the malefic be exalted and conjoined with or aspected by a benefic, the person will have many wives living. If there be no such benefic aspect or conjunction, the person may not remarry.

In this Sloka, the (SaptamaPada) is being considered as this Sloka is in continuation of the previous Sloka where the Kalatra Bhava is mentioned. The author describes here the effects of (KaklatraPada) and its (UpaPada, i.e. the (Pada) of the one previous to (Saptama), i.e. (ShashtaPada). This is in harmony with the general principles of Astrology that whenever a bhava is considered. The positions of planet situated in the previous bhava have to be reckoned as such planets have the power of (Achchhadana) as is declared by the author in. A question may then be raised as to why the previous house in referred to and not the next one. The reader will find an answer to this when he reads the Sloka on (Achchhadana), where it is stated that generally planets have a tendency to have an advance (Achchhadana) and not a receding one.

Take the horoscope given above. Here the UpaPada of the 7th Pada, i.e. the 6th, falls in Vrishabha and Venus is placed there in (Swakshetra). His wife, i.c., his first wife is beautiful, or good conduct and is blessed with long life. When the (Pada) is considered, all the general principles of Astrology must be used and the results predicted. But when (UpaPada) is considered prediction must be based only on the planets conjoined with the UpaPada. This point is not clearly explained by the author, but a logical reasoning from the general principles and by the wordings, this can be elucidated.

Sloka 40. All about the first wife should be divined throught eh (DaraPada) and its (UpaPada). Information about the second wife should be sought for through the 8th house from these two Padas. Sages say that the number of wives that would be lost should be declared through the amount of (Papatva), if any, in the Pada over and above that in the (DaraPada). Where the Pada concerned is highly (Subha), there it indicates that the particular wife will be the promoter of the family, the giver of happiness, one endowed with long life and affording enjoyment.

Sloka 41. The number of Navamsas elapsed in the 3rd house counted backwards from the Lagna will indicate the number of elder-borns, while the number of navamsas still to rise in the 3rd house counted in regular order from the Lagna will denote the number still to be born the number of males and females among them should be guessed according to the rules on the subject while the number of those surving or otherwise should be judged from the strength of the benefic and malefic planets respectively.

Sloka 42. Out of the planets from the Sun onwards, find which has traveled the highest number of degrees in the rasi occupied. He is designated as (adhikagraha) or senior planet in the nativity. If the Sun should conjoin with this Adhikagraha, the person concerned will be an adviser in the palace. If the full Moon and Venus should be together with the Adhikagraha, the native concerned will be very rich, learned and enjoy all pleasures, If Mars be such a planet, a worker in metals and a rogue.

Sloka 43. If the planet in question be Mercury, the person will be skilled in sculpture, or a dealer in earthen jars and cloths. If it be Jupiter, he will be a sacred Brahmin engaged in vedic duties, and versed in the Vedas and works auxiliary to the same. If Venus be such a planet he will be long lived, prone to indulge in sexual pleasures. If it be Saturn, he will engage himself in all sorts of vocations. If it be Rahu or Ketu, the person will be clever in preparing medicines from poison, metals and the like.

In these two slokas (42-43), the author describes about (Adhikagraha). He seems to have taken this idea from Jaimin who calls this planet as (Atmakaraka) and he has attached much importance to the (Amsa) occupied by this Atmakaraka and has very elaborately dealt with on this subject. Readers may find these in Jaimini sutras. In these two slokas, the author has described the effects of planet joining the Atmakaraka in Rasi chakra. For example, the exact planetary positions in Chart 77 given in P. 120 are in order as follows:

Sun Moon Mars Merc Jup. Venus Sat. Rahu Lagna 40-36, 100-56. 250-4 280-26 240-7 110-7 40-34 20-17 90-58 the (Adhikagraha) or (Atmakaraka) is mercury as he is the planet that has advanced most in the Rasi occupied by him.

Here the planet should be in conjunction with the Atmakaraka and not otherwise. But Jaimini reads these effects from the conjunction of planets placed with this Atmakaraka in Navamsa Rasi for this, please see notes under the sloka 45.

SLoka 44. If the 2nd place reckoned from that (Adhikagraha) be aspected or occupied by the Sun and venus, he will serve in a palace. If a malefic be in the 3rd house from the (Adhikagraha), the person will possess valour. If a benefic be there instead, he will be a timid person. If the Moon be in the 4th house from the (Adhikagraha) and be aspected by Venus, the person concerned will be a great pilot or sailor. If the 4th house in question be occupied or aspected by the Moon and venus, the native will be endowed with storeyed buildings (Mansions) and similar comforts.

In this sloka, effects of plaents situated or aspecting the Bhavas readers should note that he has described effects applying the same general principles considering the (Jamna Lagna), (Arudha Lagna) and (Adhikagraha Lagna) or (atmakaraka Lagna) and Jaimini has gone even further.

Sloka 45. If the Moon and Venus be posited in or aspect the 4th house from the (Adhikagrahapada), the native will be the lord of very big mansions. If the said 4th place be occupied by a planet in exaltation, ht effects will be similar; but the native will also be troubled by white and black leprosy. Thus should be divined every thing as above from a consideration of the Rasi, Navamsa and Dwadasamsa occupied by the (Adhikagraha). The profession and manliness of a person should be divined through the planet that is next junior to the (Adhikagraha)

This is a very important sloka. The author has in brief exhausted all the details elaborated by Jaimini. He wants us to read similar effect from the Navamsa Rasi occupied by this Atmakaraka and Dwadasamsa too, but Jaimini has taken only Navamsa. Then he describes that the planet next in degrees and minutes has also to be considered and the native’s profession to be predicted out of that planet: valour and courage from the planet next to it. In this connection, I may say that this is nothing but an abstract of that Jaimini has elaborated and discussed in his Jaimini Sutras. He calls the planet foremost in Kalas degrees in any Rasi a Atmakaraka the next in degree to Atmakaraka as Atmatyakaraka and the next as Bhratrukaraka; next as Matrukaraka and the next as Putrakaraka, the next as jhatikaraka and the next as Darakaraka. With this he stops and bases his prediction on these. This theory of atrtributing Karakatva is like attributing a Lagna to Atmakaraka and the successive bhavas till 7th to the successive planets. In fact, this is how he has dealth with the subject. For details, please refer to Jaimini Sutras.