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Even malefics Planets can do Good Sometime!

Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA)
Article published in Starteller, August 2006

All the vedic sages have unanimously declared that the houses 6, 8 and 12 counted from lagna or from any Bhava are detrimental to lagna or that Bhava. So 6, 8 or 12 are said to be unlucky houses and indeed evil.

Not only the lords of the houses become adverse, but also the planets posited in these houses are still worse. Occupants are deemed to be stronger than the owners. Therefore, the planets occupying 6, 8 and 12 must be worse than the lords of the houses.

When the lords of the houses and also the planets deposited in those houses are considered to be undesirable, then normally one will expect that the lords of these houses and the planets occupying the above said houses must be causing untold miseries. But, actually, in practice, it was found that under certain circumstances these planets owning these evil houses and also occupying such houses cause very favourable results, which are unexpected and it is a ‘Vipareeta’ to normal expectation. Actually, when we enjoy Raja Yoga, it is ‘Vipareeta; and so it is termed as ‘Vipareeta Raja Yoga’. 6th house indicates disease, debt, difficulty and dispute; 8th houses denotes distress, difficulty, danger, drowning etc., and 12th house shows loss, swindling, secret inimical activity, depression etc. Therefore nobody would like to have any of the matters signified by these three houses.

Kalidas has mentioned in his book “Uttara Kalamrita” – (Kanda 4 sloka 22) the disposition of planets which cause Vipareeta Raja Yoga, “ if the lords of the houses 6, 8 and 12 occupy either jointly or individual the houses 6, 8 and 12 or if they are in any manner connected with the houses 6 or 8 or 12 if they mutually interchange their places, provided these planets do not have any connection with other planets not owning 6 or 8 or 12, then the person will be a king and he will command much wealth. He will establish a good name and enjoy his life.”

Loss to the opponent

One may ask “How can the lords of houses 6 and 8 in mutual exchange cause ‘Vipareeta Raja Yoga?’

If lagna represents the person, then the 7th house stands for the opponent. The 6th house is 12th to the 7th, i.e. ‘Vraya’ house, and the 8th house will be the second to the 7th. It is a well known fact that an interchange between the lords of the houses 2nd and 12 bring loss of wealth, loss of member in the family, loss of eye sight and defective speech etc. Therefore, when the opponent loses, the native gains. That is why the interchange between the lords of 6 and 8 bring about beneficial results to the native, such as success in competitions and litigation winning in elections etc.

Case – Study

In my friend’s horoscope, the lords of houses 6 and 8 were in mutual exchange and he had been running the conjoined period of these two planets. My friend did not work hard for a victory in the election. But he had an opponent, who spent most extravagantly. His friends were much benefited monetarily, But they were not true to him. Actually they voted for my friend accepting money from his opponents and my friend had a thumping win. Thus if the lords of 6 and 8 are mutually exchanged, due to the secret inimical activity, the opponent will lose and the native will gain.

Vipareet Raja Yoga is caused by any one of the following planetary dispositions:
· Lord of the 8th occupying the 12th or 6th
· Lord of the 6th being placed in the 8th or 12th.
· Lord of the 12th being posited in the 8th or 6th.
· Lord of 6, 8 and 12 being associated in any way, by mutual exchange of places, mutual aspect or conjunction and these lords are at the same time free from such relation with other planets.

Mutual exchange of natural benefics owning the houses 6 and 8 brings about a transaction wherein the native is benefited; whereas he, with whom he transacted, does not gain equally. Vipareeta Raja Yoga is really enjoyed, only when the lords of 6 and 8 happen to be malefics by nature.

Mutual Exchanges
This rule will not apply to Capricorn lagna borns, as the lord of the 6th is Mercury and the lord of the 8th is Sun. Mercury and Sun can never occupy Gemini and Leo, causing mutual exchange, i.e. Parivartana Yoga. Mutual exchange between the star-lords of the 6th lord and the 8th lord also cause Parivartana yoga. Even in such Yogas, natural benefics 1 mutually exchanged between the houses 6 and 8 are not as harmful to the opponent as natural malefics 2 owning the houses 6 and 8 interchange. No doubt benefics in 6,7 and 8 cause Lagnadhiyoga to the native and mutual exchange of natural benefics owning houses 6 and 8 brings about a transaction where in the native is benefited; whereas he, with whom he transacted, does not gain equally.

Period of the lords of 6 and 8:

Supposing a person purchases a property during Jupiter Dasa, Venus Bhukti, (lords 6 and 8 for Vrishaba Lagnas); then this person purchases it at a cost lower than the market rate; whereas the seller loses to some extent. Anyhow he is capable of disposing even an unsalable property during that period. Also it may be noticed in a few business men’s charts that the husband transfers certain share and also gives gift to his wife, when the wife runs a period (dasa and bhukti) conjointly ruled by the lords of 6 and 8. It is also likely that those who run the joint period of the lords of 6 and 8, borrow money without any proper record and the person who lent the money suddenly passes away thereby the native who runs the period of lord 6 and 8 is not honest temporarily and he appropriates the amount.

Exchange of Natural Benefics

The mutual exchange between the lord of 12 with either the lord of 8 or 6 will be advantageous to the native, only when they happen to be natural benefics. Mutual exchange between natural benefics cannot do harm to the opponent and also much good to the native. Because, if the 6th lord is a benefics and if it occupies the second house or if the 2nd lord occupies the 6th house, the natives financial position will improve by borrowing or service. Therefore, benefics owning the houses 8 and 12 indicate that they own the houses 2 and 6 to the opponent. Therefore, benefics cannot bring either loss or throw any obstacles to the opponent. Hence the native cannot gain much.

This Vipareeta Raja Yoga is really enjoyed, only when the lords of 6 and 8 happen to be malefics by nature. Indeed the period may cause an injury to the person and he may suffer from disease, yet monetarily it will do good to him. Or in any competitive examination or election, he will come out successful. This is purely applicable to those who are born in Mithuna Lagna, Kanya Lagna, Mesha Lagna and Vrischika Lagna.

Mutual exchange between the lords of 6 and 12 will be advantageous to younger brother, mother and father. Interchange between the lords of 8 and 12 will be advantageous to mother, wife and elder brother. Interchange between lords of 6 and 8 will be advantageous to children.

1. Natural Benefics: Jupiter, Venus, Waxing Moon, Unafflicted Mercury.

2. Natural Malefics : Saturn, Mars, Sun, Waning Moon, Afflicted Mercury
Rahu, Ketu.

Shanker Adawal

1 comment:

  1. Can you please clarify, How about a Malefic planet and a Benefic planet being in Dusthana:
    Ex. Mars and Venus in 6th house (Aries) of Rasi chart.


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