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Mars & Mercury: Ascendant - Analysis, Chapter XXIV, Part - 3


Dr. Shanker Adawal

The period of Saturn gives success but marred by calamity if it is the 4th Dasa, with special jurisdiction to kill. In the case of Mr. S. Doraiswamy Iyer of the Madras Bar, Jupiter and Saturn in debility in Aries ascendant made the native rise to the topmost rank of the Madras Bar, throw away a highly lucrative practice, and a good chance of High Court Judgeship, by renunciation, and migration to Sri Aurobindo’s Ashram in Pondicherry, an illustration of Parasara’s dictum regarding yoga-bhanga, whereas another native with Aries ascendant with Jupiter and Saturn (Badhaka in 9th becoming Sadhaka) in 9th in Sagittarius good for both, rose to the topmost position as the all-India Military Accountant-General.


MALES or females born in Gemini generally have quick wits, vivacity and versatility, usually characteristic of Mercury lord of Lagna or Ascendant, provided Mercury is not weak by stay in the 6th or the 8th or the 12th or in Neecha – Rasi (without Neechabhanga) or afflicted by a malefic, particularly Mars, the enemy of Mercury and lord of the 6th and the 11th for Gemini.

Mercury in the Ascendant with Venus, lord of the 5th (and the 12th) causes good Raja-Yoga, provided the combination is free from the affliction of Mars by combination or aspect, and Venus is not combust within 11o of the Sun. Mercury in the 4th in Virgo is very good, especially when with Venus, even if in debility, having Neechabhanga. In the December 1967 issue, I have given a horoscope with Mercury and Venus in the 10th with Saturn lord of the 9th whose native occupies a high position.

The Moon lord of the 2nd is important for family and finance; and it would be wrong to say she is a maraca and hence may be crippled in debility or weak in the 3rd or the 6th or the 8th or the 12th though as New-Moon she is better in the 3rd or the 11th.

The Sun lord of the 3rd is good, in the 3rd or the 11th, when in own house or exaltation.

Mars, the baneful lord of the 6th and the 11th, is rather bad for Gemini-people, and mars any Yoga or combination for prosperity and success. But, she is very good in the 11th in Aries his Mooltrikona house, in view of the realistic dictum of Mantreshwara in his Phaladeepika, that when a planet owns two houses, one of which is a Dushsthana or bad house, viz, the 6th or the 8th or the 12th, but occupies the other house owned by him, he gives the effects of the house or Bhava wherein he is posited and not the effects of the lord-ship also of a Dushsthana.

Here is a horoscope (Chart No. 1) to illustrate my point:

The native, now no more, had limited general education, but passed G.B.V.C. from the Veterinary College (as, then, there was no Veterinary College at Madras) and started service in the Veterinary College, Madras on Rs. 30 per month (though the value of the Rupee was, then, much higher). He rose to a gazette rank as a District Veterinary Officer, and finally acted as the Principal, Madras Veterinary College, on Rs. 900 – Rs. 1000 per month. And, even after retirement, he was the Chairman of the Committee to select candidates for the B.V.Sc. Course, after the advent of the B.V.Sc. Degree, to replace the G.M.V.C. Diploma. Mark the Moon lord of the 2nd in the 10th in Pisces, a watery planet in a watery sign, and Mars well-placed in isolation in the 11th in own house. He was in the good books of his European Heads of the Department and no ill-wisher or enemy could touch him. See Mars lord of the 6th and the 11th, in the 6th from the 6th, in the 11th in own house.

Bhavesakranta Rasiso Dustha Bhavasya Durbalam! Swa oocha Mitra Swa Rasisthe.

Bhavapushtim Vadet Budhah!!


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