Planetary combines that portend death or misfortune
|In some previous articles, we discussed certain
planetary combinations or yogas that foreshadow
death or misfortune for wife and husband.
The science of Astrology is so advanced, it is
possible not only to predict the death of or
misfortune for father, mother, brothers and sisters
or even a close relative through a careful study of
the horoscope of a newborn, but also as to when that
tragedy would occur.
In this article we propose to discuss a few
planetary combinations or positions in the horoscope
of a newborn which portend death or other misfortune
In a Natal Chart, the 4th House represents, among
other things, mother. The planetary combinations and
positions that influence the 4th House can say what
fortune or misfortune is in store for Mother.
For those born during the day, (between the sunrise
and the sunset) Venus represents mother. Moon
represents Mother for those born during the night
(between the sundown and the sunup).
A few planetary combinations that portend misfortune
for mother are given below.
1. Saturn in conjunction with the lord of the 4th
House or Moon will kill mother early.
2. If born when Rahu, Saturn, Sun, Mercury and Venus
are in the 2nd House, mother will die soon. Father
too will not live long.
3. If only malefics are posited in trines (150
degrees) away from Moon, mother will die within six
months of the birth of the child.
4. If Moon is posited in the Lagna when Saturn and
Mars also occupy the same degree of the sign, mother
will die shortly after childbirth. Father too will
die soon after.
5. A person born when there are malefics occupying
the 4th, 10th and the 12th Houses with no aspect
from benefics will skip the country after killing
both mother and father.
6. If born with Moon posited in the 6th, Mars in the
7th, and Saturn in the 10th, both mother and the
newborn would die soon after childbirth.
7. If born when Moon is in a sign with malefics when
there are other malefics in the 7th or the 8th sign
away from it, mother will die or undergo much
8. Mother will have no milk to breast-feed the child
if the latter is born when Sun is posited in the 7th
House in exaltation or debilitation.
9. If the malefics are in the Lagna or the Lagna is
hemmed in by malefics, mother will not live long.
Mother may suffer death or other misfortune due to
factors other than those indicated in the horoscope
of the newborn child. One should not think that the
child is responsible for the death or misfortune of
mother indicated in its horoscope Mother only reaps
the results of her own Karma. Nature, Karma or say
the Universal Law which we describe by different
names uses the child’s horoscope as a medium to send
planets produce in the 12 signs- Saturn
By A S Fernando
So far we have discussed the results that Sun, Moon,
Mars, Rahu, Mercury, Ketu and Venus produce in the
12 signs. Today let us familiarise ourselves the
results that Saturn produces in the 12 signs.
Saturn in Aries (Mesha): Saturn is debilitated in
Aries. Native has to face much financial and other
hardships and hostile acts by enemies and
antagonistic relatives and calumny during the early
years in life. Prosperity may come after the age of
youth. Spouse can be a jealous person much senior to
the native in age. Native would suffer material
losses from marriage. If Mercury is afflicted in the
Natal Chart, the native would suffer due to diseased
internal organs. He may even commit suicide due to
unbearable pain. Native would lead a lonely life
during the latter stage in life. He may acquire such
skills as required for an occupation like that of a
mechanic or a bricklayer. Dhanayogas and Rajayogas
can occur in instances where Saturn is placed in
Neechabhanga positions. In such instances, native
could prosper as a trader. If Ketu is associated
with Saturn in Aries, native may suffer from chronic
diseases. A debilitated Saturn in the 5th may confer
wealth on the native.
Saturn in Taurus (Vrushabha): Native is a
closed-fisted person with a penchant to lead a
solitary life. He would derive a good income from
industrial ventures. This is an ideal position for
success as an agriculturist. Native may have to
undergo much suffering and incur heavy expenses due
to his relatives. Children would be a source of
grief and anxiety.
Saturn in Gemini (Mithuna): Native with Saturn in
Gemini has a dual personality. He tries to deceive
others, but he himself gets cheated. Most of his
friends are cheats and tricksters. He would undergo
much hardship due to his involvement with unsavory
characters. Law suits he files against others would
boomerang on him. Children would be a source of
anxiety. He would marry a person from a distant
place. He is destined to die under tragic
circumstances. Native would be spared these
unfavourable results if a benefic is or benefics are
with Saturn or he is aspected by benefics. If the
sign is free from afflictions, native would be an
intellectual who is very kind and sympathetic. His
marriage would be a great success. The results would
be a mix of what Saturn produces when he is in Libra
Saturn in Cancer (Kataka): Native would be a
failure in life riding disappointment, misery and
unhappiness. He would have endless troubles in
family life. Love affairs would end in
disappointment and with dire consequences for him.
If the 7th House is afflicted, marriage would bring
him dishonour. Death would occur at a place away
from home. Death would occur due to drowning or a
disease resulting in oozing pus all over the body.
If Saturn is in the 6th , 8th or the 12th House the
results would be much worse. Native would have to
spend the last days in his life in misery. Cancer is
the sign where Saturn produces most unfavourable
Saturn in Leo (Simha): Native is normally grim and
cheerless. He has to face troubles coming in a
train. Native may marry a person already well known
to him or her. Death would come from a heart
ailment. Native is prone to communicable diseases
and heart ailments. He would have very few friends.
Saturn in Virgo (Kanya): Native would have no
marital happiness. He is a devout follower of his
religion. He is prone to psychiatric ailments. He is
intuitive and intelligent and is quick to grasp any
Saturn in Libra (Thula): This is a very favourable
position. Native is an intellectual with noble
thoughts. As Saturn is exalted in Libra, native
would enjoy comforts wherever he is. If Venus is
afflicted in Taurus, or in any other sign, he would
suffer the loss of his wife or some other female
near and dear to him. Whatever success he achieves
in life is due to his perseverance, and not due to
chance or luck. Native is far-sighted. Saturn would
produce favourable results when he is in transit in
favourable Houses and unfavourable results when he
is transiting in unfavourable Houses. Native would
enjoy a good reputation at all times. He would not
accept any high office or any material gain against
his conscience. He would enjoy long life.
Saturn in Scorpio (Vrushika): This is not a
favourable position. Native becomes an unscrupulous,
irreligious, cunning and jealous person. He prefers
to be secretive in all actions. He friends would be
either older or more powerful than he. He would
achieve his goals and gain rewards and honours by
trickery. He possesses a sharp mental faculty which
he uses for dishonest purposes. He would have
clandestine love affairs. He would spend his last
days in misery.
Saturn in Sagittarius (Dhanu): Native is a person
of integrity. He is honest, upright and well versed
in religion and philosophy. He would undergo much
hardship in the course of his service to the
community. However, he would earn recognition and a
good reputation in the end. He is far-sighted and
has the interest of the community at heart. He would
rise to a high position in his career. His
employment would be his main source of income. His
children would be very fortunate.
Saturn in Capricorn (Makara): Native is very
self-centered. He is motivated by self-interest in
whatever he does. He has no trustworthy friends. He
likes to keep company with uncouth mean people.
Native works hard for worldly success with no
concern for the others’ interests or rights. He is a
miser and his children too would be misers. Love
would play no role in his married life. His marriage
would not be a success. His death would come to him
at a time he is plagued by a restless mind. This
mean he would die as an unhappy man.
Saturn in Aquarius (Kumbha): Saturn attains
Moola-trikona status in Aquarius. This is a very
favourable position. Native is very intelligent and
compassionate. He would undergo hardship as a result
of his efforts to ease other people’s hardships. He
would earn his living from a very respectable
profession. He is conscious of the need to main
personal hygiene and thus he succeeds in preventing
communicable diseases. An honourable love
relationship would lead to his marriage. He wins
over people with pleasing words. He would spend his
last days as a saint. He would have a peaceful
death. Many people would grieve over his death and
remember him for years after his death.
Saturn in Pisces (Meena): This is not a
favourable position for worldly success. Whatever
activity, the native embarks on a happy and positive
note would end up on a tragic note. Native would be
a faithful follower of his wife after marriage. He
would suffer losses in monetary transactions.
Persons posing as friends would cheat him. Spouse
would become a sick person after marriage. His
children too would suffer misfortune. Native would
die after a period of suffering.
|Hand tells tales,
but does not lie
Fingers – Judging
character by their position, length and shape
|By A S Fernando
In some previous articles we have discussed the
characteristics of the fingers. In this article, we
propose more significations relating fingers based
on their position, length and shape.
We, laymen, normally refer to five fingers on the
hand. But for palmists there are only fingers,
because they do not count the Thumb as a finger.
They honour the Thumb with separate and distinct
treatment in Palmistry. One renowned palmist says:”
The Thumb is about the importance to the hand as the
nose is to the face.”
Now let us examine the position of each finger in
relation to other fingers.
or lines Significations
First Finger or Index Finger or Finger of
Jupiter and its position
Leaning towards the Thumb: Subject has a
great desire for
Leaning towards the Second Finger:
Second Finger or Finger of Saturn and its
Leaning towards the First Finger:
leaning towards the Third Finger: More
Third Finger or Finger of Apollo or Sun and
Leaning towards the Second Finger: Morbid
Leaning towards the Fourth Finger:
Practising art for monetary
Fourth Finger or the Finger of Mercury and
Leaning towards the Third Finger: A happy
blending of skills in
art and science
Closeness of Fingers
Showing no light between: Mean and
Showing light between: Inquisitive
Length of all fingers
Very long fingers: Interfering, very
critical of others,
deriving sadistic pleasure by
Long fingers: Fastidious, meticulous
Long thin fingers: Subjects are diplomats,
Average fingers: Well balanced, practical-
Very short fingers: Unconventional, lazy,
cruel, obeying primitive instincts.
Short fingers: Quick understanding,
Length of each finger
Longer than the second finger: Domineering
Equal in length to the second finger
Much shorter than the second finger:
Equal in length to the third finger: Great
desire for power, fame
Much shorter than the second finger: A
laggard lacking drive and
Much longer than the third finger:
Irrational peculiar attitude impedes
success in arts
Literature and money making
Equal in length to the third finger: Having
a strong inclination for
Shorter than the third finger: Inclined to
take desperate risks.
A mental disposition bordering
Much longer than the first finger: A lover
Equal in length to the first finger: Having
a great desire for fame
Unusually longer than the fourth finger:
Having great desire master fine
arts. Efforts in this direction
Almost equal in length to the fourth finger:
Almost equal in length to the first finger:
Endowed with skills required of a
diplomat or statesman; an
unscrupulous politician of
Almost equal to the second finger: A great
Almost equal in length to third finger:
Versatile and capable of
(To be continued)
|What the stars
foretell for your Lagna
|(For the 1st quarter of August 2011)
The ongoing period is generally favourable with
Yogakaraka Jupiter in Lagna. Lagnadhipati powerfully
posited in the 3rd House assures success of all
endeavours. Venus possessing Digbala in the 4th
signifies home comforts, success in educational
pursuits and happiness in the family. There would be
obstacles to career success. Native is prone to
ailments in the bowels and the secretive system.
Rahu in the 7th House is not auspicious for spouse.
Those who are planning to marry shortly are advised
to fix the event for a date after September 9 unless
there are auspicious Yogas in the Natal Chart that
nullify malefic influences. Peace and harmony in the
family are indicated. Native is endowed with moral
strength to face hardships and overcome them. Those
running the Maha Dasa or Antar Dasa of Jupiter are
advised to avoid risk-involved activity like bathing
in the sea and taking boat rides.
An income from a foreign source is strongly
indicated. Those engaged in literary, academic and
journalistic pursuits can look forward to
recognition for their skills and efforts. Those
running the Maha or Antar Dasa of Saturn may succeed
in their plans to settle in a foreign country. The
other natives too would develop an inclination to
live away from home. High profits from business
ventures, an enhanced income possibly through state
patronage are in store. Native is prone to accidents
that can cause head injuries.
Yogakaraka Jupiter, the lord of the 9th House in the
10th House is very auspicious. Native is assured of
career success and general prosperity. He can look
forward to an increase in income after August 17. He
is advised to steer clear of disputes and conflicts
at least until September 9. Those running Maha or
Antar Dasa of Ketu are likely to come into sudden
wealth. Native is assured of a more comfortable
lifestyle and more strength and dignity to his
Yogakaraka Mars in the 11th House assures a steady
income. High expenses in connection with festivities
in the family are likely. Those running the Maha or
Antar Dasa of Saturn may suffer loss of wealth.
There is a strong possibility of native undertaking
foreign travel. Native is prone to diseases
affecting bones and joints. He is advised to avoid
boat rides in rivers and lakes and sea bathing.
Jupiter, the lord of the 5th House now in the 9th
has placed the native in a strong position.
The present planetary configuration is favourable.
Mars possessing Digbala in the 10th, and Rahu
powerfully posited in the 11th are capable of
protecting the native from malefic influences and
arming him with self-confidence. However, the native
may suffer a minor setback in his career and status
after August 17. He is advised to act with prudence
and circumspect to ward off such a possibility or
minimise the impact of such a possibility. He is
advised to avoid travel by air as far as possible.
A change in the career and in the main source of
income is likely after August 17. A favourable
landmark event is round the corner, possibly after
October 9. The favourable situation will further
improve after November 15. Jupiter’s direct aspect
over the Lagna serves as a protective cover for it
given its unfavorable location being hemmed in by
two malefics Rahu and Saturn. Venus, the lord of
10th Karmasthana with Atmakaraka Sun raises the
prospects of a high position carrying authority.
The period after August 17 is very auspicious for
those engaged in politics. The native is advised to
turn the influence of Rahu in the Lagna to
productive purposes by overcoming the mental unrest
and the inclination to rush headlong into action
dictated by impulse. The native is protected by
Jupiter who casts his aspect over the Houses on
either side. Those running the Maha or Antar Dasa of
Mars should avoid risk-involved activity as Mars
possessing Maraka powers is now posited in the evil
Jupiter, the lord of the Lagna and the 4th House
continues to provide a protective cover and
beneficial results to the native. Mars, although a
Yogakaraka, poses a threat to spouse from the 7th
House. Those planning to embark on matrimony are
advised to fix the happy event for a date after
October 5 or fix an earlier date only after a
careful study of the Natal Chart. A drop in income
is indicated. A change in employment or loss of
employment is possible for those running the Maha or
Antar Dasa of Saturn.
The direct aspect of Yogakaraka Venus over the Lagna
adds dignity to the personality of the native.
Sun-Mercury-Venus combination in the 10th House by
October 9 signifies a landmark event in the career
of the native. The native is going through a
decisive period in life. Jupiter in the 4th casting
his direct aspect over the 10th House continues to
protect the career of the native.
Native is going through the Ashtamaya Erashtaka
which will end by November 15. However, Saturn may
cause marital problems in the meantime. Saturn in
Virgo in a way is a Gnanayoga. The ongoing is not
only a period of anxiety and disappointment, but
also one for deep soul searching and reflection on
the nature of life. Therefore, the native would
emerge from this period of `trial’, the wiser and
better equipped to face the ups and downs in life.
The 10th House is hemmed in by two malefics, Saturn
and Rahu and the native’s career is saved by the
direct aspect of Jupiter over the 10th House.
Yogakaraka Jupiter, the lord of the Lagna and the
10th House now posited in the 2nd assures a rise in
income, career success and happiness in the family.
The other Yogakaraka Mars in the 4th House assures
success in educational pursuits. The period after
August 17 is more favourable for those engaged in
foreign trade. Saturn in the 7th House possessing
Digbala strengthens the native’s morale and powers
suit your Birth Number
By A S Fernando
Numerology – Part 42
Ayurveda, perhaps, can be one of the the oldest
sysetms of medicine founded in the history of human
civilisation. Ayurveda while advocating good health
habits and practices for maintaining a sound mind
and a sound body prescribes herbal medicines for
curative treatment. The ancients here and in India
in particular have discovered not only medicinal
properties in various parts of plants mostly in
their own environment, but have also ascertained the
herbs that are most efficacious for persons born
under varying influences of planets and Birth
Modern scientists have discovered the medicinal
value of various parts of certain plants through
research conducted by very advanced methods. But
people in ancient civilisations India, Babylon,
Mesapotania and in certain parts of South America
and North America had known the medicinal value of
such plants as far back 6,000 years ago.
According to renowned numerologists Number 1 persons
- those born on the 1st, 10th or 28th of any month-
are prone to heart trouble in some form or other and
in the latter stage in their life they develop high
blood pressure. They also suffer from defective
vision. Some Number 1 people cannot see clearly due
to a fault in the shape of their eye.
Herbal produce (fruits, leaves, bark, etc)
recommended by ancient Numerologists for Number 1
people include raisins, cloves, nutmeg, oranges,
lemon, dates, ginger and barley (barley bread and
water). Number 1 people must take honey with garlic
on a daily basis.
Important changes in the mental and physical health
of Number 1 people occur at the ages of 19, 28, 37
55. The months in which they must take special care
to safeguard their health are October, December and
Number 2 people - Those born on the 2nd, 11th, or
29th of any month – prone to diseases affecting the
stomach and the digestive system. Herbal produce
recommended for them include lettuce, turnips,
cucumber, kohila (leaves and root), melon.
Important changes in the health of Number 2 people
occur at the ages of 20,25, 29,43, 47,52 and 67.
They should take particular care to safeguard their
health in January, February and July.
Number 3 persons – Those born on the 3rd, 12th,
21st, or 30th of the month are prone to ailments
affecting their nervous system mainly due to stress
and strain. The main herbal intakes recommended for
them include endiv, strawberries, apples,
pomegranates, pineapple, saffron, nutmeg and cloves.
They should avoid overwork and pay special attention
to their health in February, June and December.
Changes in their health may occur at the ages of
20,21,30, 48, and 57.
Number 4 people are those born on the 4th, 13th,
22nd, or 31st of the month. They are vulnerable to
ailments which cannot be easily dignosed. They often
suffer from melancholia, anaemia and pains in the
back . The main herbal intakes recommended for them
include spinach, greengram, cabbage and avacado. The
years in which important changes in their health
occur are 30th, 13th, 22nd, 31st, 40th, 49th and
Number 5 people – those born on the 5th, 14th and
23rd of any month may suffer from ailments affecting
the nervous system.as they have a tendency to
overstrain themselves. As a result, they may suffer
from insomnia. Herbal produce recommended for them
include carrot and all edible seeds and nuts.The
months in which Number 5 people should take care to
safeguard their health are June, September and
(To be continued)
The movements of
planets in August 2011
Pura Atawaka begins at 05.41 am August 06,
Saturday ends at 03.40 am Sunday - Sil Saturday
Pun Poya begins 11.49 pm August 12, Friday ends
00.31 am Sunday - Sil Saturday
Ava Atawaka begins 02.24 pm August 21, Sunday ends
04.12 pm Monday - Sil Sunday
Amawaka begins 11.37 am August 28, Sunday ends 08.34
am Monday -Sil Sunday
From A de B from Ja-ela
I append below my daughter’s birth data. I would
like to know her future. Will she prosper in her
present job? Will she lead a happy married life?
Date of birth: ….
Birth time: .......
Place of birth: Base hospital, Nawalapitiya
Reply: Your daughter has been born into Leo
Lagna. The 2nd quarter of Denata constellation was
rising at the time of birth which has brought her
under the sway of Maha Dasa of Mars. She is now
running the Antar Dasa of Mars in the Jupiter’s Maha
Dasa. She had been subject to Shani Lagna Erashtaka
at birth. Therefore, she must have gone through a
bad patch marked by constant illness at least up to
the age of six. Saturn’s aspect on Moon may have
dimmed her interest in marriage. Planetary
combinations show that she can lead a happy married
life. Jupiter posited in the 10th House receiving
the aspect of Mars signifies that she is fortunate
enough to secure a good employment possibly in the
state sector and she will rise to a high position.
She should have had a brilliant school career as the
5th House or Vidyasthana is owned by Jupiter
himself. She should avoid boat rides in lakes and
rivers and sea bathing. She has to be careful about
her diet as well as she is prone to skin diseases.
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