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Role of the “evil houses” in a horoscope

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For thousands of years, Astrology has been used to know one’s future or to act as a guiding post while making important life changing decisions.  The classical texts of Astrology like Brihat Parashar Hora Shastra which is regarded as the Bible of Indian Astrology and on which all subsequent works of Indian Astrology are based was  written thousands of years ago by sage Parashar.   Its oldest printed version is a composite work of 71 chapters, in which the first part (chapters 1-51) dates to the 7th and early 8th centuries, and the second part (chapters 52-71) dates to the latter part of the 8th century.

All the classical texts of Indian Astrology describe the 3rd, 6th and 11th houses in a horoscope (also known as the “trishadaya” houses ) as the “evil houses” in a horoscope.

Human society all over the world has evolved and changed in the thousands of years since the Classics on Indian Astrology were written.  It thus becomes clearly evident that if an Astrologer in today’s age takes the literal meaning of what is written in the classical texts and applies it without using his own common sense in attempting to make predictions today, the predictions will not only be totally wrong, but could cause huge financial, mental and  emotional losses for his client.  Recently, some incidents have taken place where Astrologers have advised clients based on the literal meaning in classical texts as interpreted by the Astrologer and where the client has sued the Astrologer in a Court of Law, or in some cases filed a Police complaint against the Astrologer for malpractice and cheating due to losses suffered by following the Astrologer’s advice.

We will now see why a majority of Astrologers fail to predict anything correctly in the modern age which is due to the evolution of human society and also due to a failure on the part of the Astrologer who has misinterpreted the classical texts while at the same time failing to keep up with this evolution of human society.

For example the classical texts all say that the Mahadashas (MD’s) and the Antardashas (AD’s) of the Trikone lords (houses 1, 5 and 9 are the Trikone houses in a horoscope) are very auspicious for a person and “Yogakarak’’and that the MD’s and AD’s of Trikone lords will make him very happy, give him very good health and will fulfil all his desires.  Now, let us dissect this interpretation and apply it in today’s context.  The MD of the 1st house lord will give a person good health, strength, mental happiness and a good character.  The MD of the 5th house lord will make a person intelligent, will lead to love affairs and will also give him/her happiness from children if married. It might also improve luck to an extent as the 5th house is the “secondary house of luck” as it is the 9th house counted from the house of luck which is the 9th house.  The MD of the 9th house lord will make a person lucky, will make him religious and make him go on pilgrimages and improve his relations with his father.

We have seen above what the MD’s of the Trikone lords have to offer.  Then what about materialistic success, money and power which everyone craves for in today’s world ?

They are nowhere to be found in the trikones it seems.  And therein lies the answer why most Astrologers fail to understand the nuances of making predictions in today’s uncertain times.  What today’s society wants viz money, power, materialistic success, name and fame is nowhere to be found in the Trikones.  Or to put it the other way round, the needs and aspirations of human society when the Classical texts on Astrology were written and the needs and aspirations of society today are entirely different.

Now, coming back to the question of which houses then bestow money, power, fame and materialistic success which we all crave for today, we get the most unlikeliest of answers – all the things we crave for in today’s modern age are given by the MD of the houses which are termed as “evil houses” or “trishadaya” houses in a horoscope by the classical texts  – the 3rd house, the 6th house, and the 11th house.  (The AD’s are much shorter in duration compared to MD’s, so actually the benefits given by these houses will accrue during their MD’s).  Let us now see how so called “evil houses” can benefit a person so much.  The MD of the 3rd house lord gives a person the self confidence and the courage to take on all the challenges of the modern world.  Without having self confidence or courage, a person can achieve nothing.  The negativity associated with this house in classical texts of Astrology is only because the MD of the 3rd house may make a person overconfident and bombastic.  The 6th house according to classical texts is the house of disease, debt, competition and  enemies. But the MD of the 6th house lord will give a person the power to defeat or suppress his enemies, to surge ahead in competition and to establish his brand name in the market.  Then the only two things negative about the 6th house are disease and debt.  And that is because if a person runs after material success, he has to work hard and as a consequence, health suffers.  As for debt, businessmen do have to take loans to run their businesses.  Without Bank finance, it is impossible to run many businesses today.  So in a way, if one does not get a little into debt, one cannot progress or succeed in today’s age.    Now, we come to the MD of the 11th house lord.  The classical texts say that the 11th house is the house of desire fulfilment. The 11th house is also known as the house of gains or profits as it gives gains or profits. The only reason why classical texts are negative about the 11th house is because the 11th house lord’s MD increases a person’s desires to such an extent that it may become impossible to fulfil those desires. But then why will a person work hard unless he has some desires to fulfil ?  This is exactly the very premise on which Capitalism is built – individuals will work hard to earn well for themselves to fulfil their materialistic desires and thereby live happy lives.  Economic theory also says that “human wants are unlimited.”

Thus we see how the MD’s of the so called “evil” or “trishadaya” houses can power the growth of an individual in today’s modern age and times.  In fact, a person can achieve materialistic success and make lots of money only during the MD’s of the “trishadaya” houses.  If a person is not getting MD’s of “trishadaya” houses in his horoscope, he can never achieve material success in the modern world. If  the lord of a “trishadaya” house is a natural malefic like Saturn, Mars or Sun, and the malefic planet is also placed in its own house, the results given are simply amazing during its MD. For example in a horoscope with Virgo Ascendant (Virgo lagna) , the 6th house lord will be Saturn and if Saturn is also placed in the 6th house, then during Saturn’s MD, the person will touch great heights by crushing all his opponents and competition, he will conquer illness, he will wipe out all his debts and he will establish a brand name for himself.  There are two other houses in a horoscope apart from the “trishadaya” houses which can also give wealth and success in one’s career or profession.  One is the second house which is known as the house of wealth.  But it is also a “marak” or death inflicting house.  Therefore, during the MD of the second house, one will make good money, but one’s health may suffer and even death is possible.  The other house which gives progress in career or profession thereby resulting in material success is the 10th house.  Good progress in career or profession is seen during the MD of the 10th house lord as well.

Thus we see that the rules of the game have changed for making Astrological predictions in today’s modern and complex times.  Traditional Astrologers, if they are out of tune with today’s reality or Astrologers who wrongly interpret the ancient texts while putting theory into practice will be totally at sea in predicting good or bad times for their clients.  To deliver accurate and pinpoint predictions in today’s age, an Astrologer has to be a real professional who also keeps himself updated with all the analytical tools of Astrology like the KP system   Asktakvarga and Shadbal and he needs to have a finger on the pulse of society as well.

 Contributed By: Pranab Saikia 

(Jyotish Ratna, Jyotish Bhusan, Jyotish Prabhakar)

 

Rahu Mahadasha

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Rahu is the demon God and a mastermind.
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When one runs through the mahadasha of Rahu which is 18 year old time period, one can surely be lost in life and may not know which direction their life is headed. There is a fog in front of them where right things looks wrong and wrong things look right. This is why it’s very easy to get into drugs, alcohol, gambling and unnecessary worldly desires while losing one sense of dharam.

This dasha is good and bad according to the positions of planets. It’s always better to have Rahu alone in your horoscope during his activation of mahadasha. Anytime Rahu associates himself with other planets he takes away the energy of that planet and sucks it dry.

If Rahu is in its exaltation Rashi, then there will be good results during the Dasha, like great happiness from acquisition of wealth, agricultural products etc, acquisition of conveyances with the help of friends and Government, construction of a new house, birth of sons (children), religious inclinations, recognition from Government of foreign countries and gain of wealth, clothes etc. If Rahu be associated with, or receives a Drishti from benefices, be in a benefice Rashi and be in 3rd, 4th, 6th, 10th, 11th houses, there will be results like comforts by the beneficence of the Government, acquisition of wealth through a foreign Government, or sovereign and felicity at home.

If Rahu is in 5th, 8th or 12th house, there will be bad results like all kinds of troubles and distress, there will be loss of position, destruction of his residential house, mental agony, trouble to wife and children and misfortune of getting bad food.

THE EFFECTS GIVEN BELOW DEPENDS ON NATIVE’S CHART AND PLANETARY POSITIONS.

Effects of Antar Dasha of RAHU in the Maha Dasha of Rahu.

BAD EFFECTS: The mind may be misled and mental tension increases. Wife may be ailing and conflicts are possible. Loss of wealth, sorrow, ailments, poison and fear of poisonous being prevails, wicked people may cause agony.

REMEDY : DONATE URAD DAAL, BLACK TIL (sesame), BLUE CLOTHES, WOOLEN BLACK BLANKET TO SWEEPER OR LOWER CASTE. SUGAR TO ANTS AND EGGS TO SNAKES NOT MILK. CHANT RAHU MANTRA ATLEAST 324 TIMES A DAY.

GOOD EFFECTS: Effects like acquisition of a kingdom (attainment of a high position in government), enthusiasm, and cordial relations with the king (government), happiness from wife and children, and increase in property.

Effects of Antar Dasha of JUPITER in the Maha Dasha of Rahu.

BAD EFFECTS: Loss of wealth, obstacles in work defamation, distress to wife and children, heart disease, entrust of governmental authority, etc. Loss of wealth, and distress to body. There will be danger of premature death.

REMEDY: WORSHIP LORD SHIVA IDOL MADE OF GOLD.

GOOD EFFECTS: Interest in worshiping God and in superior shastras arise. One may undertake religious pilgrimages, seek the company of sages and perform pious, religious deeds. Fame may be attained in knowledge, friendship with officials, bliss of children and sufficient wealth may be attained.

Effects of Antar Dasha of SATURN in the Maha Dasha of Rahu.

BAD EFFECTS: Imprudent acts may cause losses. There is a possibility of loss of position and incurring the anger of the state. • Quarrels with dear ones, unhappiness for friends and residing in far off lands is possible. One may suffer injury on some part of the body and there may be ailments due to gastric and blood infection.

REMEDY : CHANT MAHA MRITYUNJAY MANTRA ATLEAST 324 TIMES A DAY. GIVE BLACK COW OR BUFFALO IN CHARITY.

GOOD EFFECTS: Auspicious functions like celebration of marriage, etc at home, construction of a garden, reservoir, etc., gain of wealth and cattle from well to do persons belonging to the Sudra class

Effects of Antar Dasha of MERCURY in the Maha Dasha of Rahu.

BAD EFFECTS: There will be opprobrium (Ninda) of deities and Brahmins by the native, loss of fortune, speaking lies, unwise actions, fear from snakes, thieves, and the government, quarrels, distress to wife and children.

REMEDY : DONATE URAD DAAL, BLACK TIL (sesame), BLUE CLOTHES, WOOLEN BLACK BLANKET TO SWEEPER OR LOWER CASTE. SUGAR TO ANTS AND EGGS TO SNAKES NOT MILK. CHANT RAHU MANTRA ATLEAST 324 TIMES A DAY.

GOOD EFFECTS: Good health, intelligence and prudence increases. Love for brothers and friends increases and help is attained from friends. Worldly comforts are increased, wealth and progress in business is attained. Auspicious effects like Raj Yog, well being in the family, profits and gain of wealth in business, comforts of conveyances, marriage and other auspicious functions. Good results like Raj Yog, beneficence of the king, and gain of wealth and reputation, will be realized particularly on Wednesday in the month of Mercury. Sound health, Isht Siddhi, attending discourse on Puranas and ancient history, marriage, offering of oblations, charities, religious inclination, and sympathetic attitude towards others.

Effects of Antar Dasha of KETU in the Maha Dasha of Rahu.

BAD EFFECTS: There is a possibility of state displeasure and loss of wealth and fame. Wife and son may suffer hardships, animals may die and one may be assaulted by many problems. There may be pain due to ailments caused by fever etc., fear of thieves, fire, weapons and poison and by conflicts. There will be distress to the body and mental tension. Effects like danger from thieves and snakes, distress from wounds, separation from parents, antagonistic relations with relatives, mental agony, etc. There will be distress to the body.

REMEDY : GIVE AWAY GOAT IN CHARITY. DONATE URAD DAAL, BLACK TIL (sesame), BLUE CLOTHES, WOOLEN BLACK BLANKET TO SWEEPER OR LOWER CASTE. SUGAR TO ANTS AND EGGS TO SNAKES NOT MILK. CHANT RAHU MANTRA ATLEAST 324 TIMES A DAY.

Effects of Antar Dasha of VENUS in the Maha Dasha of Rahu

BAD EFFECTS: Very little money may be earned in work and business in spite of immense struggle. Friends may cause agony and fear of opposition with the family prevails. Ailments related to urinary organs may occur.There will be diseases, quarrels, separation from one’s son or father, distress to relatives, disputes with co-partners, danger of death to oneself or to one’s employer, unhappiness to wife and children, pain in the stomach, etc.

REMEDY : WORSHIP GODDESS DURGA AND LAKSHMI. CHANT RAHU MANTRA ATLEAST 324 TIMES A DAY.

GOOD EFFECTS: Attainment of a high position in government, great enjoyment and comforts, etc. Construction of a new house, happiness from wife and children, association with friends, giving of grains etc., in charity, gain of conveyances and clothes extraordinary profits in business.Enjoyments from perfumes, bed, music, etc., gain of a desired object, fulfillment of desires will be the results.

Effects of Antar Dasha of SUN in the Maha Dasha of Rahu.

BAD EFFECTS: Fevers, dysentery, other diseases, quarrels, antagonism with the king (government), travels, danger from foes, thieves, fire.There will be danger of critical illness. There is a possibility of pain due to eye, heart and infections disease.

REMEDY : WORSHIP LORD SURYA AND GIVE WATER TO HIM IN EARLY MORNING. CHANT RAHU MANTRA ATLEAST 324 TIMES A DAY.

GOOD EFFECTS: Wealth and prosperity and interest in charity and religion increase. There will be good reputation and encouragement and assistance by government, journeys to foreign countries, fulfillment of ambitions, happiness to children.

Effects of Antar Dasha of MOON in the Maha Dasha of Rahu.

BAD EFFECTS: Circumstances causing anxiety may arise. There may be a conflict with the dear ones, opposition with friends and increase in the number of enemies. Money may come in with difficulty.

REMEDY : GIVE AWAY WHITE COW OR FEMALE BUFFALO IN CHARITY. CHANT RAHU MANTRA ATLEAST 324 TIMES A DAY.

GOOD EFFECTS : Gains of wealth, sound health, gains of garments and ornaments, happiness from children, comforts of conveyances, increase in house and landed property. Beneficence of the Goddess Lakshmi, all round success, increases in wealth and grains, good reputation, and worship of deities.

Effects of Antar Dasha of MARS in the Maha Dasha of Rahu.

BAD EFFECTS: Many upheavals and movements may arise. Physical pain, lack of enthusiasm and loss of memory are possible. Position may be lost and fear of king, thieves, fire and weapons prevail. Public opinion, residing in one’s native land, wife and son may be disturbed or harmed. Distress of wife, children, and co-borns, loss of position, antagonistic relations with children, wife , and other close relations, danger from thieves, wounds and pain in the body.

REMEDY : GIVE AWAY COW OR BULL IN CHARITY. CHANT RAHU MANTRA ATLEAST 324 TIMES A DAY.

GOOD EFFECTS: Effects like the recovery of a lost kingdom (reinstatement in a high position in government) and recovery of lost wealth, property at home, and increase in agricultural production, gain of wealth, blessings by the household deity (Isht Dev) , happiness from children, enjoyment of good food, etc. and gain of wealth through relatives.