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Mars & Mercury: Ascendant - Analysis, Chapter XXIV, Part - 5


Dr. Shanker Adawal

This is the horoscope of a Madras M.L.A. who got lakhs by adoption. He is a large-hearted gentleman, who was also in the election in 1967 for a second time on the Congress ticket in spite of the general Congress debacle in Madras, on account of his personal popularity. He is generous to a fault and is losing portions of his vast properties, by sales to liquidate liabilities, largely incurred due to his great generosity. Mars and Ketu in the 2nd are not good; nor is the aspect of Mars on the 9th good. But, Mercury in the 4th giving Bhadra-Yoga and Jupiter lord of the 10th in the 9th aspecting Saturn lord of the 9th (and he 8th) in the 1st are towers of strength.

Chart No. 3 is the horoscope of one who passed the old F.C.S. examination (now Indian Audit and Accounts Service) and rose to be Accountant-General on Rs. 3,000 per month. And, even after retirement, he was appointed as the Financial Adviser to a (princely) native State. Mark the excellent 9th and 10th Yoga, due to Jupiter lord of the 10th and Saturn lord of the 9th exchanging places and Mercury and Venus in the 11th. There is also Chandra-Mangla Yoga, good for finance- 333.

Virgo or Kanya-Ascendant

KANYA or Virgo is the 6th house of the zodiac. Its lord is Mercury, who, alone among all the planets, is exalted in (the first part of Virgo) his own house.

Mercury, lord of Lagna and the 10th is a very important planet, and Yogakarka for natives born in Virgo-ascendant. He is best in Lagna or the 10th his own house, forming Bhadra Yoga but must be preferably free from the affliction of Saturn lord of the 6th (Mooltrikona) through also of the 5th, and especially Mars, the worst planet for Virgo-ascendant, as the baneful lord of the 3rd and the 8th.

Venus lord of the 2nd the 9th is a brilliant Yoga-Karaka. And, Mercury and Venus, together, in a good house, the 1st, the 4th, the 7th or the 10th or the 5th or the 9th, particularly the 1st or the 10th, or the 7th or the 2nd gives very high Raja Yoga.

Chart No. 1 below is the horoscope of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, the philosopher-statesman of India, who is an orator and who was Vice-President, and then the President (after Babu Rajendra Prasad) of the Indian Republic.

Mark the unsullied combination of Mercury and Venus in the Ascendant, the former being in own house and the latter having Neechabhanga – Raja Yoga. The combination is also responsible for his oratorical powers – see Venus lord of the 2nd with Mercury lord of eloquence, in Lagna or the Ascendant, where Mercury has Digbala. Also, note that bad Mars (lord of the 3rd and the 8th) is placed in a capital or ideal place in the 3rd, as lord of the 3rd, avoiding the evil of the 8th lordship, even apart from lord of the 8th being good in the 3rd, for longevity and for conquering enemies. Jupiter lord of the 4th and the 7th, also Badhakadhipati as the lord of the 7th for a dual sign, is in the 3rd a hidden house, aspecting the 7th as lord of the 7th. He prospered both in the British regime, and in the Congress regime, though he was not a Congressman, who never went to jai. In the freedom struggle.

By way of contrast, I give here the horoscope of the late Mr. Muthu Ramalinga Thevar, who was a bachelor, and a great orator in Tamil but who was detained in prison, tried in a Sessions case and acquitted, and who died at 53 or 54. If only he had confirmed himself to speeches on Hindu Religion, he would have been a great success in life.

See the debilitated Sun in the 2nd house; and mark the excellent combination of Mercury and Venus (lords of the 1st and the 10th and the 2nd and the 9th) in Lagna, marred by Mars lord of the 3rd and the 8th and the aspect of Saturn lord of the 6th.


Shanker Adawal

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