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Love Combinations of Planets for Perfect Match in any Marriage!

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All understand The difference between ‘arranged’ marriage and ‘love marriage’. Briefly, settled/ arranged marriages of the natives are finalized by parents but love marriages are finalized by the natives themselves. Face-love at first sight becomes an important factor in the matter of love marriages. In inter-caste love marriages, Rahu has an important role to play but that topic need separate consideration as and when you go in for inter- caste marriages either by love or by arrangement. Here it would suffice to say that Rahu- Ketu are indications of inter- caste marriages and position of these two Nodes in giving or obstructing love marriage is very important. Apart from the following principles for love marriages, the position of the 5th house and 5th lord must also be considered as the 5th house governs your emotions and love/ romance is the result of such emotions. Failure or success would depend on the totality of the horoscope and ‘dasha’ under which the natives are running at the time of love or love marriage. In some cases, the ‘love’ continues or lingers on for a long time. The answer lies in the planets in the horoscope of the natives.

Lagna Lord specially Venus and its placement in the birth chart becomes an important instrument for love/ romance. The native would become more passionate if under the influence of Mars/Saturn/Rahu.

The intimate relationship between the 5th and the 7th Lord also speaks of love marriage i.e. by aspect/ association and change of signs (Rashi Parivartan Yoga).

As already pointed out with regards to Nodes- Rahu/ Ketu, if in the 5th or the 7th places or lords of the 5th/ 7th house are afflicted by Nodes, love marriage including inter- caste love is indicated.

Lagna Lord if associated with the 5th or the 7th lord also speaks of a strong Will to marry independently.

Love marriage and extra romance are indicated by the 9th house from Lagna especially if the 9th Lord occupies its own sign i.e. Mercury in Gemini for Libra Ascendant.

From Surya Lagna also, see the position of the 9th Lord and how they are aspected/ associated with Rahu/ Ketu- this combination also speaks of love marriage.

Strong Venus- neither combust nor ineffective without the association of the Sun also speaks of love marriage. But the Sun and Venus together especially in Lagna speak of skilled adultery.

Exalted 5th Lord with some planets including Rahu and Ketu assists Love marriage. (Exaltation signs for planets are: Sun in Aries, Moon in Taurus, Mars in Capricorn, Mercury in Virgo, Jupiter in Cancer, Venus in Pisces, and Saturn in Libra.)

The twelfth house of the horoscope is also the house of bed pleasures. Though it may not directly be involved in love- marriage chances of love marriage are bright including extra-marital relationship between the 6th- 8th lords and also between the 2nd and 12th lords. This may not apply to Leo/ Cancer Lagna persons as the Sun and the Moon on one sign only.

Mars – the powerful and energetic Planet has the requisite capacity to disturb the emotional part when it aspects/ associates with 1st/ 5th/ 9th Lords.

With experience, it has been found that in the case of love marriages, Lagna Lord is found in Kendras (angles) in the 1st, 4th, 7th, or 10th houses, trines (5th house and 9th houses), and also in the 12th houses. The exception is provided when the particular planet happens to be in its own sign or in exaltation signs.

When significations of a marriage of Venus for men and Jupiter for Ladies (though some Astrologers take Mars) happen to be under the influence of Rahu- Ketu.

Check the 5th or 9th position Rahu and determine the ambition for love or romance concerning the position of the planet.

The Moon in the 5th or 11th position signifies mind emotions. If the Moon is alone (no planet on either side) chances of natives being swayed by the feelings of others are bright.

Nodes (Rahu and Ketu) may afflict the 3rd house as well as the 3rd Lord. Rahu in the 3rd aspecting the 7th house and also the 9th house having Mercury with Ketu may enable the native to make efforts to make secret love affairs. The third house is representative of arm and valor and thus speaks of efforts.

Now a word about the 2nd house and its lord. Being a family house, its lord and aspects of other planets may also speak of love, etc. including with some relations.

With the Moon in the 2nd house, the native develops a romantic and imaginative mind. With Mars in the 2nd house and if the lord of the 2nd house happens to be malefic, the marriage is delayed and/ or also denied. In some cases, 2nd marriage is also indicated and Mars is in Taurus. Virgo, Capricorn is capable of causing separation. Mercury in 2nd house can give wealth through a wife but also speak of more than one wife. Afflicted Jupiter in the 2nd house gives late marriage. Venus in 2nd house gives a working wife and in most cases, luck favors’ after marriage. In a few cases, chances of 2nd wife are also indicated. Saturn in the 2nd house gives romance/ love in a foreign land and sensual life and Saturn of Libra and Aquarius denotes two marriages depending on the totality of the Horoscope. Ketu keeps the natives agitated always.

Dr A. Shanker,

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