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Dear All,


Often I have noticed that people consider the aspect of Jupiter good even though it is a functional malefic depending upon the lagna, is it true? What are the principles that need to be considered while analysing aspects of functional benefic/malefic planets and natural benefic/malefic planets? Thanks



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Dear Ravi ji,


If Jupiter is a functional malefic lord to a particlar lagna, then the aspect of Jupiter on any house for that lagna will surely damage the house eventhough it is a natural benefic, but only thing here is Jupiter gradually start giving adverse results but not to an extreme extent at a sudden. The same will be experienced if Jupiter (who is a malefic for Lagna) placed in any house.


For Libra and Capricorn Lagnas Jupiter gives complete adverse results depending on the house he placed and the house he aspects..because he is the most malefic (by ownership) for those two lagnas. Hope you are clear about the points.




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Factors and Influences

Kalyaanavarma – Mangalyadharmapanshtikamahatvashiksha biyog purrashtram yanasansuvarnadhanya, Putraprabhurjeevahaha.


The influence of Jupiter extends to auspicious occasions, religion, physical well-being, education, abstinence, magnanimity, country, vehicle, sleep, gold, prosperity and son. Of these, the expression Niyoga can have multiple interpretations. It can mean utility, need, sensuous, pleasures, effort, determination, progeny by association with brother-in-law (devar) after the death of husband. The meaning should be derived as per the context.


Baidyanaath – Pragyavittasharirapushtitanyagyagyani vaageeshwaraat, Acharya deva gurubhusurshapdoshe shokam cha gulmarujamindraguruhu karoti.


Intellect, wealth, physical well being, progeny and knowledge are determined with Jupiter as the reference. Disappointment because of the curse or anger of teachers, deities and sages is an effect that Jupiter can bring on. Gulma rog (??) is also attributed to it.


Paraashar – Swakarmyajanadevabrahmindhangriha kanchana-vastraparamitlaandulanadikarakao guru.


Self enterprises, yagyas, deities, Brahmins, house, clothes, gold, utensils, friends and the honour of being seated in a palanquin, all come under the influence of Jupiter.


Gunaakar – Dhishnat sukhancha.


Prosperity should be determined in relation to Jupiter.


Sarvarthachintamani–Vagdhoranimantrarajatantranaishthihi kagjaaturgyamnigambhavabodhakarnaputrasampaajjyejeevanopaye-karmayoga simhasanakaarako guru.


Speech, foresight, Vedic hymns, politics, elephants, horses, teaching, son, means of livelihood, detached efforts, (karmayoga), action without caring for the consequences and throne are determined by Jupiter.


Jeevanath – Vachanpatutvaturangam saukhyam tantravichaar-anripal vinodaam. Santsaukhyamalam nigamarthagyaanamushthan-gabalam gurutascha.


Eloquence, infantry, happiness of the King, progeny, knowledge of the Vedas and physical strength - all these are influenced by Jupiter.


Mantreshwar - Gyaanam Sadgunaatmajam cha sachivam swacharmacharyakam mahatmayam shrutishastradhismritmati sarvonnati sadgatim. Devabrahmanashaktimadhwarathpah shrad-dhaanch koshshthalam vaidushyam vijitendriyam dhavsukham sammanamidyadyam. Gulmantrajwarshokmohkaphjan shrothrath mahamahyam devsthanndihipraapidaanaam mahidevesh shapodbhavam rugam adhgurthkrishthaapacharodhabham.


Knowledge, positive trains, son, minister, teacher’s ideal duties, knowledge of the Vedas, growth and prosperity, yagya, treasury, control over the senses, honour – all these are determined by Jupiter, Jupiter also causes the following diseases: intestinal problems, fever, cough, unconsciousness, ear diseases, diseases caused by the curse of Brahmins and deities, yaksha, kinnar and Nag.


Vidyaranya – Guruna dehapushtishcha putrarthadhana-sampathaha.


Physical well being, sons and wealth are determined by Jupiter.


Western Views – Honour, fame, growth, face, friendship, protection, progeny, law makers, men of justice, politicians, judges, religious teachers, soothsayers, lawyers, students, those who achieve doctorates, university, class heads, convocation ceremony, factories manufacturing woollens, thighs, legs, right ear are all influenced by Jupiter.


The following diseases are said to be influenced by Jupiter: diseases of the liver and lung, neurological diseases of the brain, inflammation of the intestines, heart attack, colic pain, pain in the spine, diseases of the ribs and blood vessels, blood infection and fever which lasts for a long duration.


Inferences drawn from the above views – Kalyaanavarma has mentioned the term Niyoga. Opting for child birth by association with brother-in-law as it was meant to be has no relevance in present times because the practise of Niyoga has ceased since ancient times.


Mantreshwar has described control over the senses (Jitendriyatva) among Jupiter’s influences. This description is in keeping with the Puranas. It is said in the Puranas that Jupiter’s wife had given birth to Mercury after an illicit relationship with the Moon. Due to this, it is only natural for Jupiter to turn to asceticism. Due to the person’s absorption with knowledge and learning, naturally he has little time for the company of women. The person has no time to spare to pay attention to any woman. It is, however, not quite clear why the author has listed ‘the company of the spouse’, in Jupiter’s spheres of influence. As such Jupiter is not about the company of husband or wife.


Similarly, bereavement and attraction appear to have been wrongly attributed to Jupiter here as one is a trait characteristic of Saturn while the other is dominated by Venus. Other attributes like spiritual teacher, author of books, stable nature, fortitude in adversity, discretion, punctuality, fearlessness, simplicity, good food – these are the other features of Jupiter which do not deserve special attention.


In my view, Jupiter influences the following attributes: second language, algebra, medicine, Hindu Law, Civil Law, Economics, Philosophy, Honorary degrees, Education Department, Film Censor Board, Secretariat, Advisers to Governor, College, Teachers, Professors and Barristers.



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Jupiter Mahadasha

and its Results


Guru Bhukthi (Duration : Two years one month and Eighteen days)

Improvement in earnings, Domestic happiness, good Reputation, Royal Favour, success in all undertakings, Pilgrimage, Birth of Children.

Sani Bhukthi (Duration : Two years, Six months and Twelve days)

Ill-health, worries and anxities, Rheumatic pains, Troubles in partnership, loss of money, reputation and children.

Budha Bhukthi. (Duration: Two years, Three months and Six days)

Public recognition, Progress in business, Gains through knowledge, promotions in Service, fine Arts Acquisition of wealth and property.

Ketu Bhukthi. (Duration: Elevan months and six days)

Scattered health, boils, failure in trade, danger through poison, excessive expenditures, sickness to wife, trip to holy places and religious worship.

Sukra Bhukthi. (Duration: Two years, and eight months)

Luck, promotions in services, cordial relationship with all, domestic happiness, Birth of children, happy social and religious functions, acquisition of landed property, houses and vehicles, good meals.

Ravi Bhukthi. (Duration: Nine months and eighteen days)

Royal favour, charity, profits in Trade.

Chandra Bhukthi. (Duration: One year, and four months)

Prosperity, acquisition of property, birth of a child, sexual union with fair woman, good and delicious meals, gain of money, Domestic happiness.

Kuja Bhukthi. (Duration: Eleven months and six days)

Disappointments, theft, sickness to brother or death, imprisonment, failure in business, fever, loss of wealth.

Rahu Bhukthi. (Duration : Two years, four months and twenty four days.

Sickness to wife and children, lossess of various kinds, cheating, calamity, voyage, pilgrimage.

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Influence of Jupiter




grounded due to impact of constellation and sub in Sagitarius and Pisces


Depending on the stars which influence the birth chart Jupiter affects people at different ages : In Punarvasu, Poorvaabhaadrapadaa and Vishaakhaa from birth till the age of 16; In Aardraa, Swaati and Shathataaraka from 19 to 35; In Mrig, Chitra and Dhanishtha from 25 to 41. In Rohini, Hasta and Shravana from 35 to 51. In Krittikkaa, Uttaraa and Uttarashaadaa from 41 to 57; in Bharani, Poorvi and Poorvaashaadda from 61 to 77 while in other stars the influence of Jupiter is never experienced.

From birth till the age of 13 if Jupiter is in the ascendant, Fifth, Ninth, Tenth or Eleventh houses, in Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius or Pisces signs then the person does not get any great benefits but the parents progress well. The father gets immense success in trade or in his job. The person’s permanent teeth emerge late but are strong and do not fall out even when he or she is very old. This person starts speaking by the time he is 18 months old and is very interested in sports. His education does not begin in a desired manner and he is of a serious countenance. The responsibilities of the house fall on his shoulders at a very early age. If Jupiter is in Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio or Capricorn then the person’s teeth do emerge early but are prone to early decay. Then the person remains in bad health. His education is interrupted. By the time, he is 12, the family’s financial situation starts deteriorating and he will have to give up his education to shoulder responsibilities of the family.


From 19 – 35 – If Jupiter is in the ascendant, Third, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth or Eleventh houses, in Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius or Pisces, then the person completes his education. There is a possibility of the person’s father dying. The person gets married and has children. In *** he starts working quite early whereas in *** he starts working later in life. In this position, the influence of Venus is malefic and the person’s in laws can die. He also suffers loss in business and incurs debt. Often such people end up unemployed.


From 25 to 41 – If Jupiter is in the ascendant, Fifth, Ninth, Tenth houses or the House of Gain with a beneficial influence exerted by the Moon, then the person completes his education. The person attains the highest success and can excel academically, acquiring degrees like Ph.D., D.Litt., L.lB. etc. These people become teachers, principals and judges. They, however, do not get good wives and nor do they have children.


From 35 – 51 – For the most part it is similar to what has already been covered above. The person has to support his family. He faces tribulations at work and his ancestral properties are ruined. The situation only improves towards the end of the period of Jupiter’s influence. It is a similar situation when Jupiter influences the person’s life between the age of 41 and 57. Not much can be said about Jupiter’s influence from the age of 61 to 77 because this period has hardly been witnessed in many people’s cases.


In general Jupiter’s influence is that when it starts, till the influence of Venus is completed, the person’s life is difficult. Paraashari karta has written “aadou kashtafalam chaiva chatushpaad-jeevalaabhakrita. Madhayaante sukhamaapnoti raajasanmaana-vaibhavam. Jupiter in Taurus, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn or Aquarius is inauspicious. For Cancer it is beneficial in the beginning but later brings on many difficulties. Videhsaayanaha dukhaihi parikilntro manushyaha. This person may have to go into exile. He is full of worries and is always unhappy. Jupiter is equally inauspicious in the last stages of Venus.


Jaatakabharankartaa says “nijaaiviryogorthavinaashanan cha shleshmaanilashchaapi kaliprasangaha. Syaanmaanavaanaam vyasanopalabdhibhoorgoho suthe jeevadashaam prayaate”. *** , financial loss, illnesses affecting the Kapha and Vaayu (air), many quarrels and distress are the results of Jupiter in this position.


Maanasaagari says “kalaham shatruvairamcha vithamaanasan-chitanam. Stribhyo vidhaatmaapnothi jeevasyaantargathe sithe”. Quarrels, enmity, financial constraints and mental tension, betrayal by women are the malefic results of Jupiter. But on the positive side, it also brings friendships with many good people, close-knit relations with family and relatives, helpful friends and a possibility of a second marriage.


If in a person’s horoscope a beneficial Rahu in the Ascendant, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth or Tenth Houses influences Jupiter, the person gets great, good fortune. In such circumstance the person could get unexpected status, a good spouse, success and promotions at work, benefits in trade, victory in elections, acquaintances with very affluent and good people, general progress and glory.


In stark contrast, the Moon in this situation can be very inauspicious. The other Planets’ influences are not out of the ordinary.


Jupiter in the Third, Sixth, Eighth Houses holds a potential for much dismay. The person faces disappointment from every quarter. He can be dismissed from employment. These are some of the characteristics of Jupier.

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Sagittarius: Significance of each Sub



Jupiter, Kethu, Kethu: (00-00-00 – 00-46-40)




Kethu is for hair and abortion and this sign being dual in nature it may be two abortions and also it may be still born child and only delayed menses and no child at all.










Jupiter, Kethu, Venus:

(00-46-40 – 3-00-00)














Jupiter, Kethu, Sun:

(3-00-00 – 3-40-00)




Good health.










upiter, Kethu, Moon: Leading to T.B.




Leading to T.B.










Jupiter, Kethu, Mars: Eosonophilia, Blood poisoning.




Eosonophilia, Blood poisoning.










Jupiter, Kethu, Rahu:

(5-33-20 – 7-33-20)




Fine out significators of Rahu and Kethu and offer the prediction accordingly.










Jupiter, Kethu, Jupiter:

(7-33-20 – 9-20-00)




Lumbago, trouble in lungs, cancer.










Jupiter, Kethu, Saturn:

(9-20-00 – 11-26-40)




Fracture in hip, rheumatic pain.










Jupiter, Kethu, Mercury:

(11-26-40 – 13-20-00)




Affection of lungs, asthma.










upiter, Venus, Venus:

(13-20-00 – 15-33-20)














Jupiter, Venus, Sun:

(15-33-20 – 16-13-20)














Jupiter, Venus, Moon:

(16-13-20 – 17-20-00)




Ear trouble, puss in ear, T.B. slow recovery.










Jupiter, Venus, Mars:

(17-20-00 – 18-6-40)




Quick recovery from disease, Vomitting blood.










Jupiter, Venus, Rahu:

(18-6-40 – 20-6-40)




Predict according to the planet Rahu signifies.










Jupiter, Venus, Jupiter :

(20-6-40 – 21-53-20)




Quick recovery, Cancer in lungs.










Jupiter, Venus, Saturn:

(21-53-20 – 24-00-00)




Asthma, fracture of hips of bones. A man who has no sperms zoospermia hence barren and cannot produce children.










Jupiter, Venus, Mercury:

24-00-00 – 25-53-20




Good health.










Jupiter, Venus, Kethu:

(25-53-20 – 26-40-00)




Find out what Kethu signifies and predict











Jupiter, Sun, Sun:

(26-40-00 – 27-20-00)




Quick recovery from disease, much of vitality. No invalid child whereas in JUPITER, KETHU, MARS combination invalid child only when MARS is sub-lord of 5th cusp and lord of 5 and 12, that is, for SAGITTARIUS Lagnas, MARS is lord of 5 and 12.










Jupiter, Sun, Moon:

(27-20-00 – 28-26-40)




Slow recovery from disease, lung trouble.










Jupiter, Sun, Mars:

(28-26-40 – 29-13-20)




Injuries, venereal distemper, high fever, fracture of arms.










Jupiter, Sun, Rahu:

(29-13-20 – 30-00-00)




You have to see the planet connected with RAHU and then offer the prediction.


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Jupiter, Jupiter, Moon:

(0-00-00 – 0-33-20)




If Mars connected, liver trouble, tumor in abdomen, intestine over works etc.










Jupiter, Jupiter, Mars:

(0-33-20 – 1-20-00)




Bold emotional good health.










Jupiter, Jupiter, Rahu:

(1-20-00 – 3-20-00)




Predict as per the position of RAHU.










Jupiter, Saturn, Saturn:

(3-20-00 – 5-26-40)




Normal health.




Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury:

(5-26-40 – 7-20-00)




Suffers from malaria, round worms, hook worms.










Jupiter, Saturn, Kethu:

(7-20-00 – 8-06-40)




Predict as per the position of Kethu.










Jupiter, Saturn, Venus:

(8-06-40 – 10-20-00)




Chronic sufferers, damage to internal parts.










Jupiter, Saturn, Sun:

(10-20-00 – 11-20-00)




Suffers from Sunstroke, Rehabilitation.










Jupiter, Saturn, Moon:

(11-00-00 – 12-6-40)




Wavery and vacillating obstruction of lymphatic circulation. (If Saturn and Moon connected unfavourable) intestinal defects and disease, varicose veins constipation, complication due to excess of drinks.










Jupiter, Saturn, Mars:

(12-6-40 – 12-53-20)




Suffers from small-pox. If Mars/Saturn connected badly. Ulcers in the intestines, Hernia, appendicitis.










Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu:

(12-53-20 – 14-53-20)




Predict as per the placement to Rahu.










Jupiter, Saturn, Jupiter:

(14-53-20 – 16-40-00)




Healthy body, if Saturn and Jupiter are afficted/impotent, constipation nausea and Cancer.










Jupiter, Mercury, Mercury:

(16-40-00 – 18-33-20)




Suffers from vitamin ‘B’ deficiency, lack of enzymes, Dyspepsia.










Jupiter, Mercury, Kethu:

(18-33-20 – 10-20-00)




Predict as per the position of Kethu.










Jupiter, Mercury, Venus:

(19-20-00 – 21-33-20)




Affiction in the eyes, nervous disease, Hysteria, injuries may be caused by any vehicles animals or birds governed by Venus.










Jupiter, Mercury, Sun:




(21-33-20 – 22-13-20)




If Sun and Venus in conjunction are placed in 5, 7 or 9th shows wife having some disease in generative system, if Sun and Venus have adverse aspect unpleasant domestic life is indicated (depends on other aspects) eye sight, heart disease, (hypertension) low blood pressure if afflicted by Saturn and high blood pressure hypertension) if afflicted by Jupiter Cardiac thrombosis, sharp fevers, typhoid, epilepsy, sun-stroke.










Jupiter, Mercury, Moon:

(22-13-20 – 23-20-00)




Lack of mental balance, indecision, spreads false rumors, suffers from over anxiety, suffers from eye trouble, asthma, cold, cough, colic pains, worms, typhoid, gastric, nervous debility.










Jupiter, Mercury, Mars:

(23-20-00 – 24-6-40)




Healthy body. Suffers from fits, epilepsy, brain disorders, piles, fissure, risky ventures, hasty decision leading to public scandal and criticism (if aspects are bad).










Jupiter, Mercury, Rahu:

(24-6-40 – 26-6-40)




Predict according to the position of Rahu.










Jupiter, Mercury, Jupiter:

(26-6-40 – 27-53-20)




Suffers due to excesses, frequent heart trouble, liver complaints, Jaundice, abscess, dermatitis, catarrh and carbuncles.










Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn:

(27-53-20 – 30-00-00)




If Mercury afflicted by Saturn produces ear troubles, fear complex, deafness (puss in the ear) if Moon also is afflicted skulls, defective speech, paralysis etc.


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Impact of Retrograde

Jupiter in the Twelve Houses


One must always remember that Jupiter represents the principle of expansion as well as generosity, money, good judgment, religion, authority, and law. From the viewpoint of expansion, a retrograde Jupiter would indicate that, in some fashion, self-expansion in the past was not achieved. The retrograde Jupiter would also indicate that, in a past life, you remained the same person throughout that lifetime, without any change or self-development.

Jupiter always represents where we should work our Karma through the expansion of self. The person never developed himself in a past lifetime and, thus, incarnated now as the same type of person that he was in the past. An entire lifetime was wasted and the tendency might be to waste this lifetime, unless the energy of retrograde Jupiter is transmuted. With a retrograde Jupiter, the person is redoing a lifetime from the past. Opportunities are in every lifetime and in every chart, but the individual determines his lives, for there is free-well. A person can either become a slave to his chart, can overcome it, or does not have to live up to any of it. As you sow, so shall you reap.

First House: Since we are again dealing with negative character traits, retrograde Jupiter in the 1st house would indicate that the native of the chart developed negative personality traits in a past lifetime, was unrefined and unreliable in judgment. The tendency of retrograde Jupiter to bring about a form of dishonesty or a lack of a sense of Justice towards others would depend largely upon the sign in which Jupiter would be posited in the 1st house.


Since Jupiter, as the natural ruler of the 9th house, also would be involved with a philosophical attitude, or irreligious inclination, a retrograde condition would make for a lack of sound philosophical approach to life, a strange, unorthodox religious approach, and a neglect of higher mind qualities. The person would tend to dissipate the energy of a retrograde Jupiter, often leading to alcoholism.


A question could very easily be posed here as to the basic honesty of the individual with regard to himself in relation to the rest of the world. Here self-deception could be quite noticeable and rather obvious.


The lesson to be learned, with a retrograde Jupiter in the 1st house, is to develop an awareness of self, to find a level of reality in which the individual would “know himself.”


Second House: Retrograde Jupiter here relates to the material aspect of life since Jupiter represents money. This implies the proper use of money or the lack of value of money and possessions in the past. Stringiness, miserliness, the “Silas Marner” aspect of the past would be involved, having money and not using it properly, in other words.


It could imply, also, that the individual in the past had “good luck,” could have inherited fortunes, and dissipated it all. Money implies responsibility, and the retrograde Jupiter shows that the responsibility of money (and possessions) was not properly assumed in past lifetimes.


Since Taurus is the natural ruler of the 2nd house, with Venus as the ruler of Taurus, it could indicate that the individual spent money unwisely on foolish, gaudy, “showy” type of home decorations, jewelry, etc.


Since retrograde Jupiter here opposes the 8th house, part of the karma involved relates to exposure in the past to Occult Metaphysics, but the individual either rejected it or neglected it.


The lesson to be learned, with retrograde Jupiter in the 2nd house, is to re-evaluate ideas about money and its proper use, true appreciation of whatever the native possesses, and the need for a definite alignment with higher truth in Metaphysical research.


Third House: Here the retrograde Jupiter is opposing the 9th house of higher education and religion and law. It definitely shows that good judgment was not used in whatever field of study the individual might have pursued, on either a lower or higher level of structured education. It also shows that, religiously the individual opposed organized religion, not so much from the faculty of reason, but rather the lack of good judgment and analysis. Here, the sign that Jupiter is in would demonstrate the reason for the lack of faith.


The element of prejudice also enters, as a subtle influence, when retrograde Jupiter is in the 3rd house, since it causes reaction in the 9th house.


Retrograde Jupiter tells that the relationships with brothers and sisters left much to be desired with, certainly, a lack of tact, dignity and honor in connection with siblings and other relatives.


The native certainly was not a responsible individual, could not keep confidences and, so, was untrustworthy. It certainly proves that the individual would not avail himself of the learning facilities which would have brought about a development facilities which would have brought about a development of skills and traits of character and personality.


This location of Jupiter is important in that it completes the development of the “I” in relationship with the rest of the world (house 4,5,6). Therefore, the retrograde Jupiter tells that the native’s development of the “I” concept resolved itself into a self-centeredness rather than a self-awareness, so that the relationships, as indicated by the rest of the quartiles of the horoscope, centered around an egocentric direction of energy. The individual saw the world in relationship to himself rather than seeing himself in relationship to the world. This is further emphasized by the fact that Jupiter is the natural ruler of Sagittarius, a self-centered sign of the Zodiac.


The lesson to be learned with retrograde Jupiter in the 3rd house is the proper realization of the “self,” which would have to begin with the immediate family members, schoolmates, neighbours, etc. The energy of Jupiter would have to be directed with purposeful determination towards worthwhile goals, and he would have a develop a tactful, dignified, sincere channel of communication with those who enter into his sphere of influence.


Fourth House: Retrograde Jupiter in the 4th house stresses that, in the past, the development of the “I” concept was accomplished along negative lines. The individual lacked compassion, generosity, sociability, broadmindedness. It shows that the environment established in any home relationship was very much a one-sided affair, for the individual had to be the absolute ruler with absolute power. There was no room for differences of opinion or consideration of others’ needs or wants in so far as this individual was concerned in the past. Although disliking restraint himself, he imposed restraints, limitations, discipline on others under him within the home circle.


Since the 4th house does represent not only the physical home structure, but also the structure through which the soul and spirit function in the individual, this framework of being was so constructed in the past that the individual was certainly rather obnoxious to live with and/or to associate with.


The lesson to be learned with retrograde Jupiter in the 4th house is a firm consideration for others who fall within the realm of his authority and anyone who enters his presence.


Fifth House: This location shows that the individual denied to children, in the past, the proper training and a true feeling of love. There never was a stable father or mother image for any offspring to respect or an example for them to follow.


Retrograde Jupiter here shows that the relationships with the opposite sex were for physical gratification and, if very negatively aspected, exposed the individual to all sorts of negative social diseases because of indiscriminate involvement with the opposite sex. This could indicate excessive activity in the areas of sex, unconventional sexual practices, lack of precautionary health measures.


The sign that the retrograde Jupiter is in would qualify whether the individual took too many risks (the gambling type) or was far too conservative – would not change, would not step out in new directions. Pleasurable involvements would also have been along the lines of very common types of recreation.


The lesson of Jupiter retrograde in the 5thhouse: Compassion, understanding, wisdom in the training of and involvement with children: good judgment, good taste in involvements with members of the opposite sex; discrimination in determining what to do at what time and how to do it.


Sixth House: Since Jupiter is one of the important planets from the viewpoint of health, a retrograde condition of Jupiter here indicates that the health was neglected in the past. This person could easily have enjoyed a healthy body and, through misuse of this body, unwise dietary procedures, poor discrimination in work habits, brought about health problems in this lifetime. There could be a blood condition and a liver condition which could be the result of overindulgence in alcohol. Overindulgence could also be involved with certain types of foods, requiring more attention to dietary laws (Virgo).


Since the 6th house, in the man, represents health, service, the public, the individual did not relate well to the mainstreams of public thought, or public wants and needs. He certainly did not enjoy the respect of those around him, those he worked with, or those who worked under him. The idea of service was certainly not a strong quality in the past, unless by being of service was a reflection of his own personality so that he could bask in some sort of glory for having so performed the service.


Since the 6thhouse, in the man, represents health, service, the public, the individual did not relate well to the mainstreams of public thought, or public wants and needs. He certainly did not enjoy the respect of those around him, those he worked with, or those who worked under him. The idea of service was certainly not a strong quality in the past, unless by being of service was a reflection of his own personality so that he could bask in some sort of glory for having so performed the service.


The lesson of the retrograde Jupiter in the 6thhouse shows the need for extreme caution in health matters, the need to establish good relationships with people in general and to be able to identify himself with public opinion and to be of service wherever possible, without hope or reward.


Seventh House: This position would indicate partnerships (especially marriage) were not based on trustworthiness or sincerity. It clearly indicates that the person, in the past, was not that faithful in any marriage contact or in any business partnership or in his partnership with life. Again, it shows that a self-centeredness was involved for personal gratification and promotion, rather than fair play where others are concerned. The “we” concept of the 3rd quartile was not from the viewpoint of “what I can do for others,” but rather from the viewpoint of “what can others do for me.”


It would be safe to say that the individual with retrograde Jupiter in the 7th house was certainly not a generous partner keeping a strict control over the purse strings. Through misjudgment, the retrograde Jupiter would indicate the suffering of money, losses in the past in any business venture or partnership of any kind. The question raised here is: Would any retrograde Jupiter ever consider relinquishing authority to another ? Could he every not dominate ? It is very possible that, in the past, the person could have married for financial gain rather than for a true love.


The lesson to be learned with retrograde Jupiter in the 7th house is sincerity, honesty, the development of a sense of fair play in whatever contracts he might enter into with others, and to balance his wants and needs with the wants and needs of others.


Eighth House: This would imply that, in some past incarnation, the individual was involved in negative metaphysical activities, such as witch-craft (in its lower octave) or Satanism, or could easily have been a denier of metaphysical truth and teachings. This could have been the unreasonable, orthodox religionist who entertained no room for beliefs that were not consistent with his own.


It shows, also, that whatever the individual ended, in the past, whether it be a job, a friendship, or a project, he did it with a degree of poor judgment, poor taste. He was his own worst enemy in the manner in which he finalized anything.


There was a definite fear of the unknown and death, in particular. Again, the dominance and/or the misuse of authority was involved in handling other people’s money. Certain signs on the cusp of the 8th house would very easily indicate past lifetimes of embezzlement, absconding with public funds, misusing money in general.


The lesson to be learned with retrograde Jupiter in the 8th house: A sincere search for truth, coupled with a sense of discrimination as to what is real truth, what groups teach and perpetuate truth, so that the individual would not become involved in negative study groups; to end all things with dignity and poise and good taste; to handle affairs of others in such a manner that there would be an image of confidence and trust where the person is concerned; in the proper search for truth, to discover the reality of death as a beginning and not an ending.


Ninth House: This indicates that, in so far as the person’s philosophy was concerned, it was a philosophy that centered around himself – life was for himself only. In so far as religion is concerned, the approach was dogmatic-a person who accepted religion in blind faith without reason. There was no room for the opinions of others when it came to religion, bringing in a form of prejudice and bias religiously. The person had certain ideas on law and order – his ideas, what he felt was right or wrong. Here we become involved with the concept of freedom, and the retrograde Jupiter clearly shows that the person abused freedom by thinking only in terms of what he wanted to do for his own good rather than what had to be done for the good of all.


The higher self, or Christ principle, was pushed aside and permitted to demonstrate. The person did not value or avail himself of the opportunities of mental development, whether in a structured educational program or in an intellectual search for knowledge.


The lesson to be learned here is the development of a philosophy of life which incorporates others. This can be the subtle implication of the 3rd quartile, of the development of the “we” concept. The person must consider that different religions serve different individuals according to the level of their development. The gleaning of knowledge should not be ignored nor gathered solely from the viewpoint of curiosity. The stress should be the application of knowledge to life (wisdom).


Tenth House: Here, again, it shows that the individual was his own worst enemy in past lifetimes. His character was one of dishonor rather than honor, irresponsibility rather than responsibility. Poor judgments, lack of dignity, lack of honesty, did not earn him the respect of his superiors and certainly prevented the individual from making professional or career progress. There was much frustration and disappointment in whatever field the person entered. It could easily have brought him into difficulty with the government due to his dishonesty and lack of respect for authority.


The lesson to be learned with retrograde Jupiter in the10th house is to conduct himself so that he will earn the respect of his superiors, thus enabling him to achieve both financial success in his profession and advancement in position. The proper regard for honor and prestige is necessary here. Stress should not be made on all of this from the viewpoint of material progress only. Respect for order, procedure, law etc., is necessary.


Eleventh House: The native of the chart, undoubtedly, involved himself with people of low nature, low quality in character, low moral students. There are several reasons why this had developed. The person, himself, could have had these same qualities, or, because of an inferiority complex or lack of achievement, the native surrounded himself with inferior people who would then feed the self-centeredness involved in the retrograde Jupiter.


Social activities were negative, leaning more towards alcoholism and immorality.


The lesson to be learned, with retrograde Jupiter in the 11th house: Wise discrimination in the choice of friends and associates; social activities and/or recreational pleasure should exhibit good taste, good judgment, good standards. There must be a trustworthiness in the person’s relationships with friends and associates.


Twelfth House: This position doubly emphasizes the Karmic aspect, since this is the house of Karma. Jupiter, under any circumstances, implies where Karma should be worked out. A retrograde Jupiter in the 12th house shows that the individual had this opportunity in the past many times and neglected to work it out. Energy was misused in frivolous and wasteful activities. No attempt was made to identify himself with any type of spiritual concept or truth or direction in life. The retrograde Jupiter tells that the individual stressed more the external features of living rather than balancing the inner with the outer. Subconsciously, the “I” still controlled and directed all of the activities of the individual. Inner ideals were, undoubtedly, poorly structured or of a very temporary nature and of low quality.


The lesson to be learned, with retrograde Jupiter in the 12th house: Permitted the higher self, through the Christ consciousness, to demonstrate the soul qualities. These would then have to be integrated with the outer self or the personality, and the personality would then become a living example of the “word made flesh.” It implies the need for true spirituality, true compassion, true brotherhood. By being in the 12th house (Pisces is the natural ruler), the individual must assume the personal responsibility of accomplishing this.

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In Vedic Astrology, it is imperative to determine which planets are acting

benefically and malefically for an individual. What is required is an

accurate record of the birth place and birth time. It is necessary to

remember that ANY planet can function as a malefic influence, both natally

and by transit. According to Professor V.K. Choudhry, chief expositor of the

Systems Approach to Vedic Astrology, the rule for determining functional

malefic planets for a given rising sign is simple. If a mulatrikona sign

falls in the 6th, 8th, or 12th houses, then the planet ruling that sign

becomes a functional malefic for that person. These houses are known as the

dusthana, or evil, houses as they each have rulership over problems that

people face in life.

6th House: Diseases, litigation, enemies, debts, financial instability,

losses from theft or fire.

8th House: Chronic ailments, death, accidents, betrayal from others, failed

joint financial ventures, things that create agony in life.

12th House: Losses and expenses, depression, places of confinement, prisons,

hospitals, obstructions in life.

It should be noted that any planet placed in the 6th, 8th, or 12th house,

either natally or by transit, becomes weak by the house placement. An

exception would be malefic planets placed in their mulatrikona or exaltation

signs. In these instances, the functional malefic planet will still afflict,

but because of its strong sign placement, will act as a protector in the

areas of life and health that it governs. For example, if a person has Aries

rising with an unafflicted Mercury in Virgo away from the Most Effective

Point (1), the person will have a keen and analytical mind, as well as

protection from the dangers associated with the 6th house.

The mulatrikona signs and their associated planets are as follows:








The various rising signs and their functional malefic planets are as

follows. Rahu and Ketu, as noted earlier, act as functional malefics for all

people, even though they themselves do not rule any signs.

Aries: Mercury, Rahu, Ketu

Taurus: Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Rahu, Ketu

Gemini: Rahu, Ketu

Cancer: Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu

Leo: Moon, Rahu, Ketu

Virgo: Sun, Mars, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu

Libra: Mercury, Rahu, Ketu

Scorpio: Venus, Mars, Rahu, Ketu

Sagittarius: Moon, Rahu, Ketu

Capricorn: Sun, Jupiter, Rahu, Ketu

Aquarius: Moon, Mercury, Rahu, Ketu

Pisces: Sun, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu

If a planet is not listed above, then it functions as a benefic for that

person. There are no "neutral" planets in Systems' Approach to Vedic

Astrology. It is imperative to remember to avoid the colors and gems

associated with one's functional malefic planets as their energies are

attracted by and transmitted through certain hues and stones. Wearing the

stone for a functional malefic planet is an open invitation for that planet

to affect one's life more powerfully.


As the chart above shows, Venus acts as a functional malefic for the rising

signs of Taurus, Scorpio, and Pisces. Jupiter acts as a functional malefic

for the rising signs of Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn. Before examining

individual charts, it is necessary to take a closer look at the two planets

to see how Vedic Astrology views them.

Venus represents one's sense of beauty, the arts, the ability to love and

receive it, the kidneys and lower back, the neck and throat, sexual love and

happiness, the reproductive system, and capacity to enjoy life. When

strongly placed, Venus confers joy and money. When it is weak, it confers

unhappiness, restricted finances, and a stunted love life. It may also lead

to problems with the kidneys and reproductive system.

Venus' colors are light blue and variegated colors. Its stones are diamond,

white sapphire, clear crystal, and turquoise. Venus rules the signs of

Taurus and Libra. It is exalted in Pisces and debilitated in Virgo. The

mulatrikona sign for Venus is Libra.

Jupiter represents one's sense of benevolence, affluence, fame, luck, one's

religious sense, optimism, faith, hope, belief in God, higher education,

teaching ability, one's sense of honor, and morality. On a mundane level,

Jupiter rules over legal matters, insurance, astrology, priests, and

physicians. Physically, Jupiter rules the liver, gall bladder, hips, thighs,

and arteries. A strong Jupiter results in a sense of the goodness of life, a

generous nature, and faith in the future. A weak Jupiter leads to a

pessimistic outlook, possible weight problems, selfishness, a lack of

morality, and a lack of faith.

Jupiter's color is yellow and its stones are yellow sapphire, yellow topaz,

and citrine. Jupiter rules the signs of Sagittarius and Pisces. It is

exalted in Cancer and debilitated in Capricorn. Sagittarius is Jupiter's

mulatrikona sign.

It is necessary to remember that, even if acting as a functional malefic, if

the planet is well-placed by sign and house placement and unafflicted by

other malefics, then it will serve the person well in the areas of life it

governs, even though it still can afflict natally and by transit. Let's now

take a close look at a number of charts where one or both of these planets

functions in a negative way.



May 4, 1957; 7 AM

Rome, Georgia

85 W 09; 34 N 15

James was a secondary school teacher and athletic coach with a long and

honored career. As can be seen from his chart, James has Taurus rising which

makes Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Rahu, and Ketu his functional malefic planets.

Venus is the lord of the 6th house of disease, litigation, and enemies and

it is weakly placed conjunct Ketu in the 12th house of losses and

obstructions. Furthermore, Jupiter is closely afflicting Venus and Ketu.

Jupiter is the lord of the 8th house of scandals, agonies, and disputes.

Given the weakness of the 6th lord, it is to be expected that James is

vulnerable to 6th house affairs as Venus lacks the power natally to protect


On December 3, 2001, during his Mercury/Venus period (2), James was in front

of a class of students before instruction began when one of them, a girl,

complained to James that her back hurt. She asked if he would rub her back

for a little while to help her. James did so.

Despite there being a classroom full of witnesses who all denied any

inappropriate touching, the girl told her parents that James sexually

fondled her. The parents then complained to the school's administrators and

threatened legal action if James was not fired. On January 4th, 2002, James

took and passed a polygraph test about the incident. On January 7th, 2002,

however, James was asked to resign his position at once or risk facing

termination and a lawsuit. James complied and had to find new employment

after a 20 year teaching career.

At the time of the incident in December, James was in a planetary sub-period

of Venus (2), indicating that 6th house matters would be issues. Also, the

transits at that time clearly indicate problems. Transiting Venus was

conjunct James' 7th house and opposing his Ascendant. Transiting Rahu

(natally placed in the 6th house), was very close to James' Mars in the 3rd.

Mars, a functional malefic for Taurus rising, is lord of the 12th house of

loss. Transiting Jupiter was also closely conjunct James' natal Moon. For

Taurus rising, Jupiter is the most malefic planet as it is lord of the 8th

house of death, scandals, and agonies. For James, the Moon rules the 3rd

house of self-efforts and courage. Jupiter's close aspect by transit

temporarily weakened the planet as well as the affairs of the house it rules


At the time of his resignation, the transiting Rahu was still conjunct

James' natal Mars. Transiting Venus was in Sagittarius, James' 8th house,

and opposing James' Moon, lord of his 3rd house of self-efforts and courage.

Transiting Jupiter was now almost exactly conjunct James' Moon. Transiting

Mercury was opposing James' Mars.

All of these factors led to the end of James' teaching career. The weak

sub-period of Venus plus the transiting planets at the time clearly

indicated that James would not survive the bogus accusations of the student.

James' natal Saturn, however, is well-placed and strong and rules the 10th

house of career. Despite it not being able to help him through that time,

Saturn helped James keep going and he subsequently opened a successful

business (not related to teaching). Because of his strong natal Moon, James

recovered emotionally rather quickly. The strong Moon also helped ensure the

success of his business venture as the Moon is lord of James' 3rd house of

entrepreneurial pursuits.


Jan. 9, 1962; 7:31 PM

Atlanta, Georgia

84 W 23; 33 N 44

Dottie's chart shows Cancer rising at 18 35'. As can be seen from the chart,

all of Dottie's functional benefics are weak for one reason or another. Her

chart shows a number of planets in the 6th house of disease and enemies. The

functional malefics for Cancer rising are Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu, and Ketu.

Jupiter is very closely opposing Dottie's Ascendant and is placed in the 7th

house of marriage. Jupiter is the mulatrikona lord of the 6th house of


With such an afflicted 7th house, marriage is a potential area for major

problems and in Dottie's life, this was certainly the case. Dottie's first

husband was physically and emotionally abusive. To "keep her in line," he

routinely would beat her and choke her with the phone cord when she was near

it. This is a clear manifestation of Jupiter being conjunct the 7th house

Most Effective Point of 18 degrees. Remember that Jupiter is lord of the 6th

house of enemies. In this instance, Dottie's marital partner (7th house) was

her enemy (6th house).

Dottie's health was always fragile and this is easy to see given the number

of planets placed in the 6th house of disease. In June of 1996, Dottie came

down with severe mononucleosis and, to date, she has never recovered from

it. Unable to work and on public assistance, Dottie began an affair with a

married man who has led her to believe that he would leave his wife for her.

This, of course, has not happened.

At the time of her illness, Dottie had just entered her Saturn/Sun period

(2). The Sun is an indicator of general vitality and it is weakly placed in

the 6th house of disease. Saturn is lord of the 8th house of chronic

illness. Saturn, when a malefic, can also engender long, drawn-out health

conditions. In short, the planetary cycles clearly showed that Dottie was at

risk for health problems. Furthermore, Dottie's Ascendant lord, the Moon, is

weakly placed in the 8th house.

The transiting Jupiter during June 1996 was in Sagittarius, Dottie's 6th

house, very close to 18 degrees. In other words, the planet that brings

disease was in the house of disease, afflicting its Most Effective Point.

The transiting Jupiter was also closely conjunct Dottie's Mars and

Venus--both placed in the 6th house. Mars' affliction is particularly

telling as it has much to do with the immune system. For Cancer rising, Mars

is one of the planets that can help a person tremendously. When it is placed

in the 6th house, though, as well as afflicted by transit, its ability to

withstand attacks is limited. The transiting nodes were in Virgo/Pisces with

Rahu closely afflicting Jupiter, the 6th lord. The lunar nodes are known for

creating diseases or health conditions of unknown origin, or diseases that

get misdiagnosed or mistreated.

To date, Dottie's condition has not changed. It is the unfortunate result of

a very weak natal chart that a number of factors brought out several years



October 5, 1950; 2:30 PM

Columbia, Missouri

92 W 20; 38 N 57

Randy is a professional musician with tremendous health and financial

problems. He has Capricorn rising which places Sagittarius on the 12th house

of loss. The other malefics for Capricorn rising are the Sun, Rahu, and


Randy's Ascendant is 6:25 Capricorn, therefore, 6 25 becomes the Most

Effective Point for all the houses in the chart. Randy's Jupiter is placed

in the 2nd house at 5 degrees--within one degree of the most effective

point. As Jupiter aspects the 5th, 7th, and 9th houses from its natal

position, Jupiter also afflicts the 2nd, 6th, and 10th houses. The lunar

nodes are at 5 09 Pisces/Virgo in the 3rd/9th houses. The nodes, too, aspect

the 5th, 7th, and 9th houses from themselves in a chart so the nodes afflict

all of the odd-numbered houses -(1, 3,5,7,9, and 11). in Randy's chart.

Since Jupiter is afflicting the 6th, health is a sensitive area for Randy,

especially in light on the fact that his Ascendant lord, Saturn, is

afflicted by Ketu in the 9th house. Randy has had a lot of ups and downs in

his professional life (Jupiter afflicting the 10th and Venus, the 10th lord,

conjunct Ketu in the 9th), various health problems such as asthma, sleeping

difficulties, digestive disturbances, and severe allergies (Jupiter

afflicting the 6th, Rahu in the 3rd). His Moon and Mars are strongly placed,

though, giving Randy the needed strength to keep moving forward with life.

Nevertheless, his chart shows the results of Jupiter when it is a functional



Dec 16, 1962; 3:19 PM

Los Angeles, CA.

118 W 19; 34 N 03

Candy has 10 09' degrees of Taurus rising with the malefic Jupiter very

closely conjunct the Most Effective Point of the 10th house and in

opposition to the Moon in the 4th house. Although Jupiter is well-placed by

sign, natally, it should be noted that it is debilitated in Capricorn in the

navamsa divisional chart (3), rendering it weak. Jupiter also

aspects/afflicts the 5th, 7th, and 9th houses from itself, therefore the

2nd, 4th, and 6th houses are also afflicted. Note that Candy's 6th lord,

Venus, is well-placed in Libra, away from the most effective point. This

means that Venus is acting as a protector of Candy's health, although Venus,

by transit, can still produce problems for her. The nodes are also close to

the Most Effective Point. Because of this, all of the odd-numbered houses in

Candy's chart are afflicted.

Jupiter's placement near the Most Effective Point of the 10th house has

created major problems in Candy's attempt to find a stable, satisfying job,

despite her being a hard worker (Saturn, lord of the 10th house of career,

is strongly placed in the 9th house in Capricorn, its own sign).

Additionally, since Jupiter is afflicting the 4th house and the Moon, both

significators of the mother, Candy's relationship with her was strained to

say the least.

When Candy was growing up, her mother frequently told Candy that her birth

was "a mistake" and that she should have been aborted. During her formative

years, Candy was running a 20 year Venus cycle and Venus is a malefic planet

for Taurus rising. Additionally, in her adult life, Candy's mother framed

her for welfare fraud, tried several times to have her child taken away from

her, and refused to help her when Candy was down on her luck and living out

of her car. Since the 4th also rules ownership of fixed assets as well as

general happiness, Candy was constantly dissatisfied with her life and

owned very little. The 4th's lord, the Sun, is weakly placed in the 8th

house in Jupiter's sign. All of this does not bode well for the 4th house

affairs. The affliction to the Moon also is not conducive to emotional


Jupiter's affliction of the 2nd house of finance and family happiness has

created difficulties in these areas as well. At the time of the reading,

Candy was without a place to live.

I suggested remedial measures for Jupiter without delay to help mitigate its

influence and away from influencing her life so badly. I also gave her a

Vedic-quality 5 carat garnet to help strengthen her weak Sun. Hopefully, she

will follow up on the suggestions I gave her and improve her life. The one

thing going for her in her chart is her strongly placed Saturn which for

Taurus rising is a major benefic planet.


February 22, 1938; 7:54 AM

Chico, CA.

Shirley has 4 32 Pisces rising. Pisces places Libra, Venus' mulatrikona

sign, on the 8th house so Venus becomes the most malefic planet for this

rising sign. Natally, Venus is weakly placed in the 12th house of losses,

closely conjunct another malefic planet, the Sun. The Sun and Venus are,

therefore, mutually afflicting each other. Since the Sun rules the 6th house

of disease and enemies and since the Sun is a general indicator of one's

physical vitality, the natal placement does not bode well for Shirley's

health in general.

During her Venus/Rahu period in 1970, Shirley had a number of accidents

which severely damaged her neck. She was unable to work for several years,

but rebounded nicely when she opened a successful jewelery store. Mars, the

lord of her 2nd house of finance and gems, is well-placed and unafflicted in

Pisces in the 1st house.

Many years later, during her Moon/Venus period, Shirley reinjured her neck

and, once again, had to stop working and live off her savings. By the time

she was well again, her "nest egg" had dwindled down to practically nothing.

Venus rules the neck area and Shirley's Moon is debilitated in Scorpio,

although it is placed in the 9th house. Remember that Venus is lord of the

8th house of accidents--the very things that took Shirley's livelihood away

from her.

Despite the great losses in her life, Shirley remains optimistic for the

future and is, basically, happy. Her strong Mars has undoubtedly helped her

through her life.


When Jupiter and/or Venus are acting as functional malefic planets, it is

imperative for the individual to avoid the colors and stones associated with

them (noted above). Additionally, certain remedial actions can be suggested

to help pacify the malefic planets. Regular performance of the remedies

should produce considerable benefit to the person, depending of course on

the location of the malefics. Remedial actions also help with mollifying the

transit effect of the malefics.

Venus can be propitiated by one of the following remedial actions:

1. Helping distressed women.

2. Donating nice clothes to the poor.

3. Being extra considerate of one's wife.

4. Meditating to the Hindu chants for Lakshmi, the goddess of love and


Jupiter can be propitiated by one of the following remedial actions:

1. Offering service to one's guru/teacher.

2. Offering yellow-colored food to the birds in the morning before breakfast

and after bathing.

3. Offering bananas or yellow apples to poor people.

4. Meditating to the Hindu chants for Ganesh, the god of knowledge and

remover of obstacles.

Remember, however, that remedial actions will not strengthen weakly placed

or afflicted benefic planets. Separate measures must be taken to bring

energy to weakly placed benefics. Gem and color therapy are a standard here.


Far from being benefic planets for all, Venus and Jupiter can and do act as

malefic forces for several rising signs. Knowing how to identify and deal

with them is essential for one's happiness.

Stephen Byrnes, PhD, is a natural health professional who specializes in

medical and natal Vedic Astrology. Website: http://www.vedicastro.net/. E-Mail:

DrByrnes@hotmail.com. Phone: 877-249-8122.

For more information on the Systems' Approach to Vedic Astrology, see the

book, Astrology For Life by David Hawthorne and V.K. Choudhry, available from

http://www.astroview.com/ or by calling 641-472-3799.


1. The Most Effective Point is the degree number of the Ascendant. It is the

most sensitive point of any house in a chart. Planets that come within 5

degrees of the Most Effective Point, either natally or by transit, can

impact a person for good or ill, depending on their functional nature.

2. In Vedic Astrology, one's life goes through certain planetary cycles,

determined by the Moon's position at the time of one's birth. These cycles

are called mahadashas. During a mahadasha, one will go through sub-periods

of other planets for varying lengths of time. The first planet named is the

mahadasha planet, with the second planet named being the sub-period planet.

The house placement and strength of the second planet, as well as the house

of its mulatrikona sign, will tell an astrologer where the focus is in

someone's life at any given moment. Bear in mind, however, that current

transits of the planets also factor into this judgement.

3. Vedic Astrology divides up a natal chart into various charts called

vargas, or divisional charts. Divisional charts are a way to closely analyze

a specific area of life.

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Prasna 22nd Feb.,1997, 1215 Hrs.

The sign Taurus rises in the ascendant and the planets Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Rahu and Ketu are the functional malefic planets. The functional benefic lord of the house of initiatives, the Moon, is involved in mutual close aspect with another functional benefic planet, the Sun, in the tenth house. The most malefic planet, Jupiter, closely aspects and afflicts another functional malefic planet, Mars, placed in the fifth house. Rahu and Ketu do not cause afflictions in the chart.

Venus, ruling the house of financial stability is weak as it is in the state of infancy. The functional malefic planet, Mars, closely aspects and afflicts the lord of the tenth house Saturn. Due to the influence of the Moon over the Sun, the native had started many new ventures but every time his recoveries compelled him to think of further diversification or change of business line. As per prasna, the sub period of Jupiter was in operation and again he had business losses in the form of outstanding dues and thought of further diversification in retailing, so that would be no credit involved in the sales. To avoid difficulties, he sought astral remedies this time. He was advised both propitiatory astral remedies for the functional malefic planets and wearing of a Kavach for strengthening the weak functional benefic planets in an auspiciously elected time.

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Planetary Aspects

• All planets aspect the 7th house from themselves.

• Saturn aspects the 3rd, 7th, and 10th house from itself.

• Mars aspects the 4th, 7th and 8th house from itself.

• Jupiter aspects the 5th, 7th and 9th house from itself.

It can also be noted that the lords of opposite houses are enemies of each other.

The seventh sign from the uccha (exalted sign) rashi is the neecha (debilitation)

rashi of the same planets. For example Cancer is the uccha rashi for Jupiter, and

its opposite sign of Capricorn, is the neecha rashi for Jupiter. Similar is the case

for other planets. The debilitated sign is always the opposite sign of the exalted

sign. Similarly, the rulers of opposite signs are enemies of each other, or at least,

they are not friends of each other.

Here is one question that arises: How can a benefic planet aspect its enemys

house or its neecha rashi by benefic sight?

Certainly it will not as it can only malefically aspect its enemys sign. If any planet

is in its exalted sign, such as Jupiter in Cancer, its aspect will be on Capricorn,

which is its neecha rashi.

As per the write up in the old hand written book, it was clearly mentioned that a

planet with more than 4 benefic points will aspect in the same strength, but in a

malefic manner. Similarly any planet with less then 4 benefic points, will aspect in

a benefic manner, equal to 8 minus the points of the planet. In other words, if any

planet has only 2 benefic points then its aspect will be benefic by 8-2 = 6 points.

The following table gives the values of the planetary aspects.























8 0 Malefic by -8 Plus 8 Benefic

8 1 Malefic by -7 Plus 7 Benefic

8 2 Malefic by -6 Plus 6 Benefic

8 3 Malefic by -5 Plus 5 Benefic







8 5 Benefic by +5 Minus 5 Malefic

8 6 Benefic by +6 Minus 6 Malefic

8 7 Benefic by +7 Minus 7 Malefic

8 8 Benefic by +8 Minus 8 Malefic

As you can see in the chart above, the maximum amount of points that any

house can receive in the Bhinnashtakavarga chart is 8. By subtracting the

benefic points from the maximum allowance of 8, we can easily see the balance

of malefic points. If the malefic point balance is more than the benefic point

balance, the malefics are the dominating factor for the house. If the benefics

outnumber the malefic balance, then the benefic factor dominates the house.

Planets having more than 4 points, aspect malefically and planets with less than

4 points, aspect benefically. (In Western astrology, similar results are indicated)

In Hindu astrology opposite house rulers are enemies of each other.
















0 8 0+8=Eight

1 7 1+7=Eight

2 6 2+6=Eight

3 5 3+5=Eight

4 4 4+4=Eight

5 3 5+3=Eight

6 2 6+2=Eight

7 1 7+1=Eight

8 0 8+0=Eight


If a malefic planet is situated in any particular house, then the results pertaining

to that house are said to be spoiled. In fact every house is said to represent more

then one event in the life. For example, the fifth house represents education,

children, intelligence, emotions, fame and house of crown etc. The presence of

any malefic planet in the fifth house should spoil all the above results. But it is not

so in every case. Suppose a chart has Cancer as a lagna, and Saturn is situated

in the fifth house of Scorpio. Saturn, being a malefic, should give ill results for the

things represented by the fifth house. At the same time, Saturn will be aspecting

the seventh, the eleventh, and the second house, so it should also spoil the

results concerned with all these houses. But it is not experienced in even 1% of

the cases. The result is quite different than this.

Generally, it is said that the aspect of a benefic planet is good and that of a

malefic planet is bad. But in my studies I have found the reverse to be true, that

the aspects of benefic planets are always malefic and the aspects of malefic

planets are always found to be benefic. Jupiter, Mercury, Venus and Moon are

naturally benefic planets. Saturn and Mars are natural malefic planets. As per the

Ashtakavarga theory, the benefic planet is the one that gets more then 4 points in

its Ashtakavarga and the malefic planet is the planet that gets less then 4 points,

while the planet which gets exactly 4 points is said to be neutral.

After long observation and experimentation, I came to the conclusion that a

planet gives the opposite results for its aspect. This means that a planet getting

more than four points or bindus, afflicts the house it aspects with negative

strength equal to the points it is having. This also proves correct for other aspects

of Saturn, Mars and Jupiter. Saturn or Mars, if they are in the house where in

their respective Ashtakavargas, they get less then 4 bindus, they give beneficial

results for the house they aspect. The total benefic and malefic points a planet

gets for any house are eight. This means if a planet gets 3 benefic points for any

particular house then definitely it will get 5 malefic points for the same house.

Similarly if a planet gets five benefic points in a house where it is, then it will get

three malefic points for the same house. Thus the total benefic and malefic points

are eight. This is a special effect we get in the Ashtakavarga system. We get the

actual result in numerical value for the benefic or malefic effect. Following table

will show the actual benefic or malefic bindus (points):

Although if Jupiter, which is said to be most benefic planet, gets less then 4

points i.e. 3, 2, 1, or 0, then definitely it is going to give malefic results for the

house. For the same reason some astrologers believe that Jupiter spoils the

result of the place where it is situated, which is 50 percent true.

Now as I have mentioned earlier, a planet will give opposite results for its

aspected places. A planet with five benefic points will give the aspect effect of

five malefic points and vice versa. It should be made clear that even if Jupiter

acquires six benefic points in its Ashtakavarga in its place, then for the places it

is aspecting, i.e. 5th, 7th, and 9th places from itself, it will send malefic results of


six Rekhas (negative points). Obviously, Jupiter will give benefic results for itself

in the place where it resides.

The same thing applies to Mars and Saturn as they can both give beneficial

results for the house they are situated in if they have more points in any place. At

the same time they will spoil the results of the places they aspect (due to the

opposite aspect effect).

It is a general notation that the benefic points are denoted by bindus (points) and

malefic points are indicated by Rekhas (dashes). From the illustrated tables, it

should be clear that every planet contributes both good and bad results for the

same house. Only when its benefic points are more, then the planet is said to be

benefic. This law is applicable to all the planets including Saturn and Mars (which

are naturally malefic).

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By Vaughn Paul Manley, M.A.

In Vedic astrology it's important to look closely at the aspects. All planets aspect the 1st and 7th house from themselves. Mars, Saturn and Jupiter also have special aspects. Mars also aspects the 4th & 8th, Saturn aspects the 3rd & 10th, Jupiter aspects the 5th and 9th from themselves. As a general rule, aspects from malefic planets will oppose the indications that are represented by the planet or houses it aspects. For instance, malefic aspects to the 5th house or 5th lord or signficator of the 5th house, Jupiter, will oppose, delay or make child birth difficult. If there are several malefic aspects then it may prevent child birth altogether.

However, it's easy to get into the trap of thinking that malefic aspects are entirely bad. Our life experience shows us that it's never that black and white. Every aspect, no matter how "bad", has some potentially positive effect. For instance, when I was getting my masters degree in counseling psychology I studied the charts of a lot of psychotherapists. I learned that a very high percentage had malefic aspects to the Moon, especially Saturn and the Moon. (Notice how the Saturn Moon opposition is found in the chart of His Holiness the Dalai Lama) This showed me that therapists own emotional challenges increased their empathy and sensitivity towards other's suffering. It also helped them understand the mechanics of the mind/emotions and made them good therapists.

My teacher, K.N. Rao, points out that the malefic aspects from Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu indicate technical skill especially when aspecting the 5th house, 5th lord and/or Mercury. They may deny child birth but there are other gains like a career in engineering for instance. Also malefic aspects to the ascendant, ascendant lord, Moon, Sun add to this technical inclination.

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jupiter is considered a benefic and Saturn is considered a malefic traditionally as you alreayd know. However , everyone planet carries its bad and good sides. Jupiter does not always provide good benefits and Saturn does not always bring bad fortunes. They are just the way they are. While it is quite beneficial to have Jupiter making good aspects in a chart , sometimes there will not be enough motivations and dynamics to push an individual to achieve his/her full potential . Likewise with Saturn, although harsh aspects to Saturn often associate with lots of challenges and obstacles, but then again, from Saturn aspects, people often learn more and become wiser.


So Saturn is always saturn . The planet , even when making trine or sextile aspects to other planets , would also function as Saturn , for it is the teacher planet. Individuals with harmonious saturn aspects would have to go through considerable lessons ( sometimes harsh ones ) to master himself , although the tensions and challenges come from harmonious saturn aspect are easier to deal with , coupled with good organising ability and self-control.


Jupiter making harsh aspects to other planets ( especially personal planets ) often exaggerate matters out of propotion. The key word here is over indulgence and irresponsibility. Although challenging aspects to Jupiter do not themselves produce the same inner frustration like the same aspects produced by Saturn, they often make the individual lazy and induce a tendency to never act in moderation.

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The Late Shri K.S. Krishanamurti, founder of K.P. Paddhat, also agrees that the

planets do not give the results as per their natural natures. In reference to

Jupiter, he states that it has lost its benefic power in the era of Kalyuga and that

he has experienced the malefic effects of Jupiter firsthand. But in spite of

Kalyuga, I tend to disagree. It is the effect of the points that it receives in its own

place that truly makes the difference. An aspect of Jupiter with more points is

always malefic. The same rule applies to all planets. With reference to Saturn,

Krishnamurti says it gives malefic effects based on the constellation in which it

resides. Perhaps, if he would have come across the Ashtakavarga system first,

his whole theory would have been quite different.

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The effect of any planet is not only restricted to the Zodiac sign which it occupies in the natal chart, thereby implying that its effects are not only restricted to its region of location. The planetary aspect is a feature that all planets possess by virtue of which it ‘looks’ or ‘glances’ at other areas of the Zodiac. All the planets look or aspect the sign opposite to where they are located. The opposite sign is always the 7th house from the planet’s location. For example, any planet in the 7th house will aspect the 1st house and vice versa. By the same rule, any planet posited in the 4th house will aspect the 10th house and vice versa. This aspect or look of the planet will fall on the entire house. The sign occupying that house and the planets located there will be affected by this glance. This glance is a significant effect that the planet sends to the other house. It is as if the energy rays of the planet are falling directly on the aspected house. Benefic planets shower beneficial results and malefic planets throw malevolent glances.

Some planets have additional aspects ascribed to them. They are Saturn, Mars and Jupiter, which aspect other houses also apart from the 7th house from which they are posited. Saturn aspects the 3rd and the 10th houses, Mars aspects the 4th and 8th houses in addition to the 7th house, and Jupiter aspects the 5th and the 9th houses as well from their basic positions in the native’s birth chart.

Natural significators of a house, if they aspect that house enhance its results, for example, the 5th aspect of Jupiter. They help the results if they occupy that house too, except in circumstances when they are considered bad. A natural benefic occupying its own house will give strong and benefic results and its aspect too will be benefic. By the same dictum, a natural malefic occupying its own house will be strong and malefic/benefic. Its aspects will however, remain malefic. The Zodiac house aspected by its own lord is strengthened. Even if the planet is posited in an inimical sign, if it aspects its own house, it strengthens it. For example, for a Taurus native, the Sun posited in Aquarius in the 10th house is in an inimical sign, but it aspects the 4th house, which is Leo and happens to be its own sign, and is therefore benefited.

In case of natural malefics like Saturn and Mars, when they aspect their own sign, enhance the social and financial status of the person concerned, but they may ruin the health of the same person. In the Taurus native example, the native derives the benefits of property, education, and public acclaim as his 4th house is strengthened. This is akin to the presence of malefics in the house and the subsequent divisions of the results into living and non-living matters. The benefit of strengthening also goes to the house in which the other sign of the aspecting planet is posited, despite the fact that it is not receiving the aspects directly.


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Aum gurubhyo namah




dear shri.ravi,


Nice question. Refer to all the qualities of jupiter. Let me tell you a few.

Jupiter is the 9th house and 12th house owner of kaalapurusha. The ninth

house is the house of dharma and 12th is the house of moksha. 9th house

is one of the dharma trikonas and 12 th house is one of the moksha trikonas.

Please dwell into it. Jupiter, in the real sense does not attach itself to the

artha and kaama trikona. Jupiter gets exalted in the house of mother,

hrithaya, which is again one of the moksha trikonas. Jupiter rules akash

tattwa which binds all other tattwas.


The results of a graha stems from the basic quality of a graha. If all the

qualities of a graha can be understood, prediction becomes easier.


Since jupiter is the top most benefic planet of dharma and moksha, the

curse coming from such a jupiter is really dangerous.


Vishnu played mischief when Sri Narada was about to marry. The spouse

rejected Narada. Narada got angry and cursed vishnu that he will be born

and face lot of difficulties because of the 'spouse'. Vishnu was born as

Sri Rama and you know how Sri Rama faced difficulties. In Sri Rama's

chart one can find Jupiter cursing.


Jupiter rules wood. In Puri, Lord Jagannatha is made out of wood.


One of the sutras by Jaimini, talks about jupiter's influence in a palatial house

built out of wood ! See how, sages relate their predictions.


May mother bless all



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Dear Sandhuji,


Thanks a lot for the fantastic info regarding Jupiter and its nature. I am at the moment also studying the KP system ie krishnamurti paddhati to know a few things about the events and their timings. Sir, have you studies this system? If yes, then, please let mek know so that I can post any questions regarding it. Thanks a lot sir,





Dear Sasikeranji,


Thank you as well, wonderful info,



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Guest Anup Sharma


Dear Ravi ji,


If Jupiter is a functional malefic lord to a particlar lagna, then the aspect of Jupiter on any house for that lagna will surely damage the house eventhough it is a natural benefic, but only thing here is Jupiter gradually start giving adverse results but not to an extreme extent at a sudden. The same will be experienced if Jupiter (who is a malefic for Lagna) placed in any house.


For Libra and Capricorn Lagnas Jupiter gives complete adverse results depending on the house he placed and the house he aspects..because he is the most malefic (by ownership) for those two lagnas. Hope you are clear about the points.




Dear Mr.Srinivas


You are totally wrong if we follow shastra then we are bound to believe that Jupiter aspect is benefic always dosent matter it is functional benefit or malefic.it is clearly written in shastra jupiter where sits it destroy that house but where it aspect if fructify that house n planets & that also if jupiter is his own or exalted sign then also he will do good always hence it is always called protector.Please do not misguid people.

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