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The Magnum Opus (Bible) of Vedic Astrology

By The Great Maharshi PARASHARA


Chapter 11. Judgement of Bhavas

1. O Maharishi Parashar, I have come to know of the evils and antidotes thereof from you. Please tell me, what is to be deduced from each Bhava.

2. Indications of Tanu Bhava. Maharishi Parashar replies. Physique, appearance, intellect (or the organ of intelligence, i.e. brain), complexion of the body, vigour, weakness, happiness, grief and innate nature are all to be guessed through the ascending Rāśi.

3. Indications of Dhan Bhava. Wealth, grains (food etc.), family, death, enemies, metals, precious stones etc. are to be understood through Dhan Bhava.

4. Indications of Sahaj Bhava. From Sahaj Bhava know of the following: valour, servants (attending etc.), brothers, sisters etc., initiatory instructions (Upadesh), journey and parent’s death.

5. Indications of Bandhu Bhava. Conveyances, relatives, mother, happiness, treasure, lands and buildings are to be consulted through Bandhu Bhava.

6. Indications of Putra Bhava. The learned should deduce from Putra Bhava amulets, sacred spells, learning, knowledge, sons, royalty (or authority), fall of position etc.

7. Indications of Ari Bhava. Maternal uncle, doubts about death, enemies, ulcers, step-mother etc. are to be estimated from Ari Bhava.

8. Indications of Yuvati Bhava. Wife, travel, trade, loss of sight, death etc. be known from Yuvati Bhava.

9. Indications of Randhra Bhava. Randhra Bhava indicates longevity, battle, enemies, forts, wealth of the dead and things, that have happened and are to happen (in the past and future births).

10. Indications of Dharm Bhava. Fortunes, wife’s brother, religion, brother’s wife, visits to shrines etc. be known from Dharm Bhava.

11. Indications of Karm Bhava. Royalty (authority), place, profession (livelihood), honour, father, living in foreign lands and debts are to be understood from Karm Bhava.

12. Indications of Labh Bhava. All articles, son’s wife, income, prosperity, quadrupeds etc. are to be understood from Labh Bhava.

13. Indications of Vyaya Bhava. From Vyaya Bhava, one can know about expenses, history of enemies, one’s own death etc.

14-16. Prosperity, or Annihilation of a Bhava. Predict prosperity of the Bhava, which is yuti with, or drishtied by a benefic. Also, when its Lord is in Yuvavastha, or Prabuddhav astha, or in Kismar avastha, or in Karm Bhava, the Bhavas well-being is indicated. The Bhava, which is not drishtied by its Lord, or, whose Lord is with a malefic Graha, or with one of the Lords of evil and such other Bhavas (i.e. 3rd, 6th, 8th, 11th and 12th), or is defeated in a war between Grahas, or is in one of the three Avasthas, viz, Vriddhavastha, Mritavastha and Suptavastha.

Chapter 12. Effects of Tanu Bhava

1-2. Physical comforts. Should Lagna Lord be yuti with a malefic, or be in Randhra, 6th, or 12th, physical felicity will diminish. If he is in an angle, or trine there will be at all times comforts of the body. If Lagna Lord is in debilitation, combustion, or enemy’s Rāśi, there will be diseases. With a benefic in an angle, or trine all diseases will disappear. Lagna’s angles (i.e. Bandhu, Yuvati, or the 10th), or its trine (Putra, Dharm), containing a benefic, is a powerful remedy for all, related to health.

3. There will not be bodily health, if Lagna, or Chandra be drishtied by, or yuti with a malefic, being devoid of a benefics Drishti.

4. Bodily Beauty.A benefic in Lagna will give a pleasing appearance, while a malefic will make one bereft of good appearance. Felicity of the body will be enjoyed, if Lagna is drishtied by, or yuti with a benefic.

5-7. Other Benefits. If Lagna Lord, Budh, Guru, or Sukra be in an angle, or in a trine, the native will be long lived, wealthy, intelligent and liked by the king. Fame, wealth, abundant pleasures and comforts of the body will be acquired, if Lagna Lord is in a Movable Rāśi and be drishtied by a benefic Graha. One will be endowed with royal marks (of fortune), if Budh, Guru, or Sukra be in Lagna along with the Chandra, or be in angle from Lagna. If Budh, Guru, or Sukra be in 4th, 7th, or 10th from Lagna, or be in the company of Chandra in Lagna, the native will enjoy royal fortunes.

8. Coiled Birth. If there be a birth in one of Mesh, Vrishabh and Simha Lagnas, containing either Shani, or Mangal, the birth of the child is with a coil around a limb. The corresponding limb will be in accordance with the Rāśi, or Navāńś, rising.

9. Birth of Twins. The native, who has Rabi in a quadruped Rāśi, while others are in Dual Rāśis with strength, is born, as one of the twins.

10. To Be Nurtured by Three Mothers. If Rabi and Chandra join in one and the same Bhava and fall in one Navāńś, the native will be nurtured by three different mothers for the first three months from its birth and will later on be brought up by its father and brother. (‘Bhratri’ apart from meaning a brother calls for interpretation, as a near relative in general)

11.Important. The learned in Jyotish should base the effects on Chandra also, as are applicable to Lagna. Now explained are clues to know of ulcers, identity marks etc. on one’s person.

12-14. Decanates and Bodily Limbs. Head, eyes, ears, nose, temple, chin and face is the order of limbs, denoted (by the various Bhavas), when the first decanate of a Rāśi ascends. In the case of the second decanate ascending the order is neck, shoulder, arm, side, heart, stomach and navel. The order for the third decanate ascending is pelvis, anus/penis, testicles, thigh, knee, calf and foot. The portion already risen indicates left side of the body (while the one yet to rise, i.e. the invisible half, denotes the right side of the body).

15. Limbs Affected. The limb, related to a malefic by occupation, will have ulcers, or scars, while the one, related to a benefic, will have a mark (like moles etc). So say the Jyotishis. (Also see Sloka 6, Chapter  4 of Saravali, which states, that a malefic, or a benefic, if be in own Rāśi, or Navāńś, the effects will be right from birth. In other cases it will be in the course of one’s life, that these effects will come to pass)

Chapter 13. Effects of Dhan Bhava

1-2.  Combinations for Wealth.  O excellent of the Brahmins, listen to me, speaking on the effects of Dhan Bhava. If the Lord of Dhan is in Dhan, or is in an angle, or in trine, he will promote one’s wealth (or monetary state). Should he be in Ari/8th/12th, financial conditions will decline. A benefic in Dhan will give wealth, while a malefic instead will destroy wealth.

3. One will be wealthy, if Guru is in Dhan, as the Lord of Dhan, or is with Mangal.

4. If Dhan Lord is in Labh, while the Lord of Labh in Dhan, wealth will be acquired by the native. Alternately these two Lords may join in an angle, or in a trine.

5. If the Lord of Dhan is in an angle, while Labh Lord is in a trine thereof, or is drishtied by, or yuti with Guru and Sukra, the subject will be wealthy.

6-7. Yogas for Poverty. One will be penniless, if the Lord of Dhan Bhava is in an evil Bhava, while the Lord of Labh Bhava is also so placed and Dhan Bhava is occupied by a malefic.There will be penury right from birth and the native will have to beg even for his food, if the Lords of Dhan and Labh Bhava are both combust, or with malefics.

8. Loss of Wealth through the King. Should the Lords of Dhan and Labh Bhava be relegated to Ari, Randhra, or Vyaya Bhava, while Mangal is in Labh Bhava and Rahu is in Dhan Bhava, the native will lose his wealth on account of royal punishments.

9. Expenses on Good Accounts. When Guru is in Labh, Sukra is in Dhan and a benefic is placed in Vyaya Bhava, while Dhan’s Lord is yuti with a benefic, there will be expenses on religious, or charitable grounds.

10. Fame etc. If Dhan’s Lord is in own Rāśi, or is exalted, the native will look after his people, will help others and also will become famous.

11. Effortless Aquisition. If Dhan’s Lord is yuti with a benefic and is in a good division, like Paravatāńś, there will be effortlessly all kinds of wealth in the native’s family. (“Paravatāńśdau” of the text denotes Paravat, or such other higher Vargas: Dhan’s Lord should be in Paravatāńś, or in Devalokāńś, Brahmalokāńś, Sakravahanāńś, or Sridhamāńś in the Dash Varga scheme)

12. Eyes. If Dhan Lord is endowed with strength, the native will possess beautiful eyes. Should the said Graha be in Ari, Randhra, or Vyaya Bhava, there will be disease, or deformity of eyes.

13. Untruthful Person. If Dhan Bhava and its Lord are yuti with malefics, the native will be a talebearer, will speak untruth and will be afflicted by windy diseases.

Chapter 14. Effects of Sahaj Bhava

1. O Brahmin, I now tell you about Sahaj Bhava. Should Sahaj Bhava be yuti with, or drishtied by a benefic, the native will be endowed with co-born and be courageous.

2. If Sahaj’s Lord along with Mangal drishties Sahaj Bhava, the native will enjoy good results, due to Sahaj Bhava. Alternatively these two Grahas may be in Sahaj itself.

3. Destruction at once of co-born will come to pass, if the said 2 Grahas are together with a malefic, or in a Rāśi, owned by a malefic.

4-4½. Female and Male Co-born. If Sahaj’s Lord is a female Graha, or, if Sahaj Bhava be occupied by female Grahas, one will have sisters, born after him. Similarly male Grahas and male Rāśis denote younger brothers. Should it be of mixed nature, co-born of both sexes will be obtained. These effects be declared after assessing the strength and weakness of the concerned.

5-6. Should Sahaj’s Lord and Mangal be together in Randhra Bhava, destruction of co-born will result. Happiness in this respect will come to pass, if Mangal, or Sahaj’s Lord is in an angle, or in a trine, or in exaltation, or friendly divisions.

7-11. Number of Brothers and Sisters. If Budh is in Sahaj Bhava, while Sahaj’s Lord and Chandra are together, as the indicator (Mangal) joins Shani, the effects are: there occurred the birth of an elder sister and there will be younger brothers. Furthermore, the third brother will die. Should Mangal be yuti with Rahu, while Sahaj’s Lord is in his debilitation Rāśi, there will be loss of younger brothers and/or sisters, while three elder brothers and/or sisters were attained by the native. If Sahaj’s Lord is in an angle, while the significator (Mangal) is exalted in a trine and be yuti with Guru, 12 will be the number of total co-born. Out of these two elders and the 3rd, the 7th, the 9th and the 12th of the younger co-born will be shortlived, while six of the said twelve will be longlived.

12-13. There will be 1 co-born, if Vyaya’s Lord (some texts read, as Labh’s Lord) joins Mangal and Guru, while Sahaj Bhava is occupied by Chandra. If Chandra is lonely placed in Sahaj Bhava with Drishti of male Grahas, there will be younger brothers, while the Drishti of Sukra denotes younger sisters.

14. Adverse Grahas. Rabi in Sahaj Bhava will destroy the preborn. The afterborn will be destroyed, if Shani is found in Sahaj Bhava. In the same situation Mangal will destroy both the preborn and later-born.

15. After estimating the strength and weakness of such Yogas, the effects, related to brothers and sisters, be announced.

Chapter 15. Effects of Bandhu Bhava

1. O excellent of the Brahmins, thus have been briefly told the effects of Sahaj Bhava. Now listen to the results, related to Bandhu Bhava.

2. Housing Comforts. One will have residential comforts in full degree, if Bandhu is occupied by its Lord, or by Lagna’s Lord and be drishtied by a benefic.

3. Miscellaneous. Should Putra’s Lord be in his own Bhava, or in own Navāńś, or in exaltation, the native will be endowed with comforts, related to lands, conveyances, houses etc. and musical instruments.

4. Housing Comforts. If Karm’s Lord joins Bandhu’s Lord in an angle, or in a trine, the native will acquire beautiful mansions.

5. Relatives. Should Budh be in Lagna, while Bandhu’s Lord, being a benefic, is drishtied by another benefic, the native will be honoured by his relatives.

6. Long-living Mother. If Bandhu Bhava is occupied by a benefic, while its Lord is in his exaltation Rāśi, as the indicator of mother is endowed with strength, the native will have a long-living mother.

7. Happiness of Mother. The native’s mother will be happy, if Bandhu’s Lord is in an angle, while Sukra is also in an angle, as Budh is exalted.

8. Quadrupeds. Rabi in Bandhu, Chandra and Shani in Dharm and Mangal in Labh Bhava; this Yogaaa will confer cows and buffaloes on the native.

9. Dumbness. Should Bandhu Bhava be a Movable one, while its Lord and Mangal are together in Ari, or Randhra Bhava, the native will be dumb.

10-14. Conveyances. If Lagna’s Lord is a benefic, while Bandhu’s Lord is in fall, or in Labh Bhava and the significator (Sukra) is in Vyaya Bhava, the native will obtain conveyances in his 12th year. Should Rabi be in Bandhu Bhava, as Bandhu’s Lord is exalted and be with Sukra, one will acquire conveyances in his 32nd year. It will be in the 42nd year, that one will be endowed with conveyances, if Bandhu’s Lord joins Karm’s Lord in his (4th Lord’s) exaltation Navāńś. An exchange between Labh’s and Bandhu’s Lords will confer conveyances in the 12th year. A benefic, related to Bandhu Bhava (and to its Lord), will bring with him auspicious effects (regarding conveyances), while a malefic will produce only malefic effects (in respect of conveyances). Should a benefic be in Bandhu, drishti Bandhu, or in yuti with the Lord of Bandhu, or a Drishti on the Lord of Bandhu Bhava, then the native will be happy with conveyances and be free from accidents and dangers. A malefic, replacing the said benefic, will cause losses, concerning vehicles and reduce one to severe accidents.


By The Great Sage PARASHARA

PART---- 03 (Chapter 11-15)