Readership Level: Basic To Advanced
ith Obeisance to Lord Ganapati, to beloved Mercury who is the Cause of Intelligence & Free Will Karma in our lives. We submit this technique at the holy feet of Sage Bhrighu, the founder of Bhrighu astrology, the greatest one who no doubt is most beloved for showing us all that we do not know astrology yet. May he accept and bless this technique. May the ones who follow the rules of Jyotisha Purusha be able to use this technique effectively; the wise say the ones who have not mastered the Shadripus (Six Weaknesses) will one day fail in using the real secret methods of nadi astrology.
B S P – 20
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BSP -20 rule is where Mercury sits
1) The 5th from it, Mercury will create ‘Ups & Downs or Obstacle or Supreme Troubles’ in minimum one signification of that house
2) Mostly it will be Downs
3) Mercury in the 5th from itself will cause a lot of free will and at the same time separation, travel or fights.
It will also at times show the bad karma of free will that was exercised depending upon the aspects and signs.
Memorise the above 4 points and digest it.
During our interactions of the past 2 years since BSPs have been revealed in this series we discovered that astrologers are very much fixed on instant predictions especially the ones who are obsessed with name and fame. These types commit the mistake in reading properly the prefaces of BSPs where it has been mentioned that BSPs are like any other technique :-
- BSPs give us a basic understanding of ‘What The Graha Is Doing’ sitting in a house/sign
- BSPs are only a bridge and not the final destination (predictions). The final destination changes for an astrologer who is interested in understanding karma rather than predictions, this is a very high level of astrology and it opens up the true divinity of astrology rather than the predictive aspect which is not the real astrology.
- BSPs are a tool, depending on the level of the astrologer he or she can create the final product (prediction)
- BSPs often succeed at the hands of great predictors but they need to have the niche of using it.
- BSPs fail at the hands of egomaniacs
- We ourselves have failed in implementing BSPs in charts when our own ego swelled up.
- Just like a great cricketer like Sachin Tendulkar or Don Bradman, spends years perfecting that square drive stroke over 10,000 practice balls till they got it perfect, same is the case with astrology or BSPs, you need to practice it over hundreds of charts where you know the Full Life If you do not know the Full Life Story you will have the misfortune of rejecting that BSP or any other astro technique.
- Each BSP reveals some hidden key within itself when you practice it over many charts purely with the intention that the Sage graces you with the Master Key of that particular
Let us touch the topic of how to feel retrograde planets especially since Mercury often gets retrograde in a year. It is said here in India that when a planet is retrograde it denotes past life pending karma. Those who oppose this theory say that since astrology has to deal with past life karma, and planets deliver this karma via transits etc thus all planets denote past life karma why only retrograde planets, this way they claim this theory is bogus.
Here the difference is in the manner of thinking and attitude of the astrologer; only when a student has no biases, opinions and thus his cup is empty he can learn. When we sit at the feet of the Teacher and learn astrology, the teacher will always give a small bit of extra information to correct ones thinking and this cannot be learnt in magazines or conferences or webinars or via courses. Here is what was learnt at the feet of the Guru with head bowed in humbleness and the Teacher said ‘Each planet no doubt gives karma of the past lives but when a planet is retrograde it will be more specific cum intense, a not easy to heal karma if it is bad karma and if it is a good karma then it will drive one towards that act even if one does not desire to do it or become that self which the retro planet wants you to be, basically destiny cannot be escaped. The intensity of karma of a retro planet will be very high as compared to other planets in normal states. It’s like comparing the water of a smooth flowing river (normal planet) or even a high tide as compared to a Tsunami (retro planet) ’.
Let us take some charts and test this 5th from Mercury and though the example charts are selected to denote simplicity in the analysis, in reality one would face many charts which are not so simple.
Chart 1: Michael Jackson
The time of birth resorted to is from his astrologer of 20 years ref previous editorials.
Mercury is 5L of children and 8L of scandals, sex and it is retro, which means something ‘More Specific’ from past life and especially more since 5H denotes the Merits/Demerits of Past Lives. Mercury is the natural performer/actor sitting in the sign of Leo, it is with Sun the natural 5L of children and at the same time Mercury disposits Dragons Head Rahu who is creator of scandal sitting in the 8H of sex scandals. 5th from Mercury will be the 11H (we will come to 11H later) whose lord is Jupiter who is significator of children and sits in the 9H of father/ mentor and also the 9H is the secondary house of children. 5th from Mercury is 11H, which is also the house of spouse, children and wealth, thus you would see children, sex scandals have repeated many times in above short analysis. We all know that he had to face many sex scandals with children and had to pay money for it, he even had to pay money to his spouse (wife) and also had Troubled relations with his father and mentors like Diana Ross and Quincy Jones.
Those who have read BSP-15 (released in 2010) and the effect of Venus on medical expenses and sometimes on cause of death death can note that Venus is in the 6H of diseases/accidents/doctors. It is reported that the doctor’s wrong procedure caused his death. Regarding medical expenses, Venus sits in sign Cancer whose lord Moon is in the Asc that is 1H which denotes face and in 1984 his face got burnt and heavy medical expenses have incurred due to this. For those who use Indian astrology can use the BSP-15 – Venus and medical expenses and note that period of Moon, who is the dispositor of Venus was running from 1983 to 1985 and it was in 1984 during the Pepsi commercial his face got burnt.
Chart 2: Arnold Schwarzenegger
No doubt after an event has happened all of us in the astrological community does post mortem but it is only after doing repeated post mortems are we capable of conducting the real surgery is something critics of post mortem analysis forget.
Now see the chart of Hollywood Super Star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, he has Mer the planet of infidelity (note this) and acting sitting in the Asc right close to the Asc degree which shows the extreme influence of Mer on the self. Now 5th from Mercury would be the 5H of love affairs containing Jupiter the 7L of marriage and the 10L of one’s reputation, Jupiter is also significator of children sitting in the house of children (note all this). Apart from this Mer is significator of infidelity and also the 6L of the natural zodiac, we all know that the 6H denotes ‘The Other One’ (Sa-patni) & also 6H denotes divorces (note this).
On 9th May 2011, he was running the Main Period of Jupiter and also the sub period of Jupiter (2010 Feb to 2012 March this period will run) and thus Mercury’s 5th effect of Creating Troubles and Ups and Downs got activated in this 5H of one’s name/fame and he divorced his wife of 25 years. On May 16, 2011, the Los Angeles Times revealed that Schwarzenegger had fathered a son (Jupiter & 5H) more than fourteen years earlier with an employee in their household. Thus you can see how his infidelity was brought out in the open plus his having a son from another woman.
Now the question is how do we see that this other woman was an employee/housemaid via this chart. Housemaid is denoted by Saturn, the dispositor of 5H is Venus where Mer is affecting its Troubled Influence and it conjoins with Saturn the significator of housemaid.
Also for those who go into minute details, they can go to the 60th divisional chart (harmonics) and see that Mercury is conjoined with Dragons Head Rahu (sex scandal significator) and also with Saturn in the 11H aspecting the 5H of love affairs and children.
Venus Saturn Combinations
There must be given a special note for Venus Saturn conjunction that is seen above in the natal chart of Arnold. When we learn astrology if our knowledge is limited to only articles/ lectures via our teachers/ gurus then we are totally dependent on how far the teacher or writer of that article has gone. Unfortunately 99% of astro students read only what modern writers have written and do not venture into published classics of astrology and hardly 100 might hunt deeply into the unpublished classics. Most think that Venus Saturn conjunction often gives a homosexual tendency. This might be true in the case of Arnold or it might not be true. This scribe lists down the few results any of which can manifest depending on the Asc and the influence of other planets. Some of the results are from classics, some from old authors and some of this scribes experience
a) Saturn signifies people from low income group who are especially doing manual work like labourers, maids. At the same time Saturn signifies elderly people and most important if the combination associates with a ‘More Karmic’ house then woman/man from a very ‘Dramatic’ Past life. So Venus Saturn combo can indicate relations with maids, servants or people from low income groups doing manual work, it can also indicate relations with elderly lot and at times if it happens in the 6H, 8H, 12H it can indicate relations with someone from very dramatic past lives where the karma is pending and might cause hurt or create a story akin to ‘Bridges Of Madison County’.
b) If this Venus Saturn combo in the (6/8/12H or associated with their lords) gets the association of a 3rd powerful planet then it gives result of an Immortal Casablanca, a triangle love story. Sometimes the combination is simple like Saturn Venus together in 12H aspected by 6L of pending karma Mars and sometimes you have to use it with intelligence like in the case of Marilyn Monroe and see the triangles play out creatively and not just the text book rule. See chart of the lovely yesteryears actress Ingrid Bergman, then read point (g) below and co-relate her personal life triangle with Roberto Rossellini and also the triangle in the greatest movie ever made ‘Casablanca’ which even after decades makes everyone cry. Similarly see the chart of her co-star Humphrey Bogart and see the play of Saturn –Venus and Saturn Mars Venus in D1, D9 and D60 and you would see why he was God’s chosen one for Casablanca and why no one else could do it with that coldness (Saturn) and nostalgia melancholy combination (Saturn).
c) Ven-Saturn can show perversion in sexual activities. It can also show perversion or heightened sex especially mental sexual thoughts for a Gemini Asc like that of Arnold.
d) If this Venus –Saturn combines in the 12H with aspect of Mars then ancient palm leaves (nadi) says that this native will have curse of spouse from a previous life and at the same time blessings of a Goddess – somehow this scribe has been able to test it on the chart of a very close friend and found it working to the T including the hint of the blessing part.
e) Chandra Kala Nadi an ancient book quotes at several places another ancient book titled Vriddha Parasaryam stating that this Venus Saturn combination will cause a liking for saints. One will perform penance and will reach the heavens after discarding his mortal coil. – ref Chandra Kala Nadi (Deva Keralam), Page 220 Verse 4964. Understand the basic meaning behind this verse and see the chart of the Hollywood actress Shirley Maclaine and her achievements in spreading spirituality.
f) Saturn Venus opposition or trines can create high sex and at times scandalous, like in the case of Marilyn Monroe, Tiger Woods, Madonna and in case of Nehru Saturns aspect on Venus from 2H creating and the same in case of a famous Spiritualist who was accused and proved in US court to have fathered a child and in case of JFK Saturn Venus conjunct in the 12H of sex in the 9th
g) It has been found that at times even Saturn’s sextiles, 3rd aspect to Venus, can create a form of sex scandal or a minor sex scandal depending on the strength of the planets. Any form of Saturn Venus association can also give cheating issues, especially if Rahu comes into play. In the case of Hillary Clinton one can find it working in the 9th Harmonic (D-9) which Indians use it for marriage issues. In the case of her husband Bill Clinton it works in the main chart and also in the 9th harmonic with the 10th aspect of Saturn. Obviously the 10th, trine aspect cannot be ruled out, no doubt this brings in more parameters but only if we knew how many marriages are faithful we can make a true judgement of this technique.
h) Sage Pullipani in Pullipani Jothidam says ‘If Venus and Saturn join together wife will be disobedient (wife who will not give him respect.)
i) Another classic Saravali says ‘Venus and Saturn together – Marriage may be delayed – wife will be disobedient and uncontrollable – Government officer or employee – favour from Government officer – Artist – finance related job – trader in timber – Puthira (Children) Dosham – not affected by success or adversity.
i)One old village astrologer from Maharashtra told us that this can also be a combination for man/woman allowing their spouses to have open marriage or allow spouse to do it with others.
j) If Saturn is in the fixed star Algol  in this Saturn Venus conjunction and the house or lordship associates with some limb of the body then it can create possibility of physical disability. This was seen in charts of Vietnam veterans who lost their limbs in the Vietnam war.
Late K C Saksena in his book ‘Venus in Astrology’
l) If a weak or afflicted or ill placed Saturn aspects or in association with an ill placed, afflicted Venus , the native will taste the bitter fruits of kemudruma yoga (poverty combination). We have seen a chart where both Venus Saturn affliction and Kemudruma yoga is present, and the native has poverty issues in life.
m) Venus Saturn combo definitely meets with some kind of misfortune in life.
n) This has also worked in few charts – according to Brihat Jataka conjunction of Venus and Saturn indicate that the native is Alpoechaksha (a man with small eyes)
- Late Saksena says ‘Ven-Sat conjunction may probably give an impression that it only indicates a life of disappointment, frustration, responsibilities and sacrifice. In fact this is not true and in a number of horoscopes of most successful natives this conjunction raises the native to a high position provided he is under one of the six signs Taurus, Libra, Gemini, Virgo, Capricorn or Aquarius (basically signs of Venus, Mer and Saturn)’. He then goes on to describe results of this conjunction in all 12 houses. Readers would find some rare results mentioned by him in regard to this conjunction in his book as he has devoted several pages to Venus-Sat conj.
Chart 3: Exalted Mercury Ref A.B
Mer is in 1H exalted and the 5th house from it would the 5H of Education. The native failed twice in his life, first in 10th standard/class and later during his Graduation exam he once again failed.
Chart 4: JK
A dear friend who is one of the friends who brought us back into astrology several times when we had divorced astrology due to the frustration of dealing with the egos of astrologers and the dishonest practices of many astrology organisations. Note Mercury is in Pisces in the 8H, the 5th from it would be the 12H of losses where Saturn is placed, now who is Saturn, he is the 6L of job and 7L of secondary house of profession. So something to do with profession one has to see. Incidentally this native has been unemployed till date (Oct 2011) from July 2001.
Also to be noted is that is that the 5th from Mer contains Saturn who is the 7th lord of marriage and there is possibility that this Mer can create Troubles In Marriage, he is currently in his 2nd marriage.
For those who use Vedic astrology, they can note the two planets mentioned above are Mercury and Saturn and then see Moola Dasa of Mer main period and Saturn sub period started on 8th June 2001 and within a month he lost his job and has been unemployed since (he did 2 business attempts in between from then till now).
Let’s assume the time of birth is not accurate and let’s take a more suicidal divisional chart (harmonics) that is the 60th divisional chart where Asc changes approximate every minutes but the sign won’t change of Mer for quite some time even if the time of birth is one hour plus minus in this case. See above chart where Mer is Aq and take Aries as the natural Asc, 5th from Mer would be the sign of Gemini, that is siblings and in specific younger siblings. Before you make any conclusion let’s not forget that Mer in D-60 is with Mars the 8L of the natural zodiac, hence this scribe asked the chart holder ‘U have no siblings or do not get along well with them’. His reply was ‘One younger sister – no contact since 1998 (her choice, not mine…) 🙂 …
For those who use Indian Astrology, the Moola Dasa was of Mer and the sub period was of Mer the planet we are discussing.
Chart 5: Indira Gandhi, Late PM Of India
Note that Mercury is in the 5H of love affairs and love and it is with Sun, the natural significator of Father, now take the 5th from this Mercury, it would be the 9H of Father, religion and religious marriage and here as per BSP-20 the Obstacles, Troubles and Ups and Downs will happen. Note that this Mer is aspected by 9L of mentor (Mahatma Gandhi you would see later) Jupiter who is retrograde. She fell in love with Feroze, her father (9H) the first PM of India, Mr Jawaharlal Nehru obstructed it since Feroze was a Parsi and belonged to another religion (note how 9H of religion and father have crept in the story of her life). It was a bitter fight between father and daughter over love (Mer is in 5H). It was only when Mahatma Gandhi intervened and said to Nehru that he would adopt Feroze and give him the name of Gandhi as the surname that Nehru agreed and this was because Nehru knew that the surname Gandhi would ensure that his daughter would get that surname after marriage and her children (Nehrus lineage) would get the immortal name of Gandhi behind their names and thus ensure a permanent place in Politics.
Mercury sits in the sign of Leo (natural sign of children) and 5th from it is 9H of father having Sagittarius (natural sign of father). Mercury as such is the natural 6L of zodiac and here also it is the 6L of debts/loans. From 9H of father, Mercury is the 7L of business. The father of the native was a businessman who went into debts of 0.25 a million dollars over few years and the son has had to pay the debts. There has been in total loss of 0.5 million dollars to the son.
Mercury sitting in the 5H implemented its Up and Down Energy in the 5th from it which is the 9H of father and created this downfall giving huge debts.
Mer the ruler of the Asc (body) sits in the 9H with Saturn who is the 6L of diseases. The 5th from Mer would be the 1H of self where the sign Virgo is placed, as you know Virgo is the 6H of the natural zodiac signifying diseases and health issues. From March 1977 till Aug 2009 when she expired, she was bed ridden. She was a patient of muscular dystrophy which may be understood as gradual degeneration of muscles. There was nothing as a paralytic attack. She could not stand on her feet after March 1977. Whole of the body was affected.
For those who use Indian Astrology, she was running the period of Mer-Jup-Saturn on March 1977. Mer and Saturn has been explained above and Jupiter signifies muscles as is commonly used.
Chart 8: P 2
Mercury is in the 10H with 6L of diseases Mars and 3L of mobility (note) Sun. The 5th from Mer would be the 2H of family members where Moon (mother) is placed in the sign of Cancer the natural house of mother in natural zodiac. So something regarding mobility and disease should effect the mother of the native and incidentally his mother was bed ridden for nearly 32 years.
On March 1977 after which she could not stand on her feet, he was running the PD of Mercury, this is for those who use Indian Astrology.
Chart 9: RD
Mercury is placed in the 3H, 5th from it would be the 7H of marriage. Mercury is the 8L of dowry money and 11L of money. Due to coming from a poor family, this Indian girls marriage was delayed as her family did not have money to pay for dowry, thereby her marriage (7H) was delayed for many years. In India if dowry money is not paid one cannot get married, although as per the Indian Law dowry is a criminal offence. Inspite of all the spiritual upliftment propaganda of India, our spiritualists have failed miserably in avoiding this social crime which often results in the girl being harassed after marriage by the in laws and many a times burned, this happens even now although India has become an IT major.
You can once again see Mercury in the 3H implemented itself in the 5th from it, that is the 7H of marriage and thus created a huge Obstacle in the girl getting married. Eventually the girl had to sell of her inheritance to bear half the cost of her own marriage (Indian marriages are costly affairs), one will note that Mercury is the 8L of Inheritance.
Chart 10: LC-Europe
This is a challenging chart of a dear friend. Mercury is significator of relative’s aunts/uncles/cousins and also it is the natural 6L of the zodiac which signifies relatives/disputes/court cases/separation from relationship. Now see this Mercury is placed in the 7H and 5th from it one will see is the 11H of spouse, it is in the sign Cancer which is the natural 4H of property in the natural zodiac chart wheel. Dispositor of Cancer is Moon placed in the 8H along with Mars significator of property, Mars here is also 3L of neighbours
Her spouse (11H) does not pay for the mortgage for her property plus there are some court cases with relatives, aunts, the neighbour has made her life a living hell. She has had 2 divorces so far.
Chart 11: AJ – India
Mercury is the 11L of elder siblings and 2L of family. It sits with Venus (spouse) and Saturn the 7L of marriage. Sitting in the 10H, the 5th from it would be the 2H where Mercury will create Obstacles, Supreme Troubles and Downfalls.
Native being a Christian married a Hindu due to which for 18 years he was debarred from the community by his family (2H) and especially elder siblings (Mer is 11L of elder siblings). He suffered depression (Saturn) as a result of this racist decision and resorted to drinking (2H). Inspite of India’s deep spiritualism of 5000 years, it has remained the topmost racist country in the world, which clearly shows our pseudo spirituality and the pathetic level of true mass spirituality achieved.
Chart 12: BJ
Mercury the 10L of profession and career is placed in the 12H of abroad and its 5H from it would be the 4H of Mother, home. The dispositor of 4H is Jupiter placed in the 2H of money and family. This can indicate that to earn money he would have gone abroad and at the same time far away from his own family not just by distance but from the heart. The native is settled abroad due to his profession and is not close to his family at all.
Another chart having Mer in the 12H we saw did not make the native settle abroad but took him away from his birth place (4H) and he did not have a house of his own for nearly 60 years as his job took him to various places in India. 4H is the house of settling down in life, having a settled life and at times these 12H of Mer has given an unsettled life. Another recent case has Mer in the 8H and is the Asc lord, its 5th house would be the 12H of jail and he was jailed in Mer-Jup period, his Jupiter is in the 12H, similar position of Mer in the 8H will not give same results, one has to see which is the Asc and what the other players (planets) are doing.
Each Chart one can use Mercury and show a positive event 5th from it and also negative event too, on purpose this point is kept at the bottom so that the impatient ones (Saturn needs to be strong for good astrologer) who do not read full articles will miss it though it leaves us open for criticism. Let us see one positive event in below chart,
though there are some negatives in the same combo in below chart but it’s not necessary to mention it here.
Chart 13: SD – Travel
In the few rules mentioned at the start of this article we had mentioned ‘Travel’ also as one of the points. There are several points that are not mentioned so that the article is kept as much simple as possible but an astrologer with faith in the Bhrighu system will discover those points on his own whereas the critic will reject the technique which is good since the Sages have always said in their classics that techniques must be shared with the ones who have faith.
Now see Mer is 5L of new opportunities and is exalted in the 8H very closely conjunct with Venus (note Venus) and its 5th house would be 12H of foreign and migration, the sign in the 12H is Capricorn the sign for Career (natural zodiac) and its lord Saturn is very closely conjoint with Moon one of the other planets of travel. The native migrated abroad.
This is for Vedic Astrologers: when the native was asked when he migrated abroad he replied that it was Mars-Mer-Ven dasa periods. See the sequence and in that Mer our planet is the giver and mentioned above and it is along with Venus and also Mars is in the 6H being the 10L of career and 3L of travel aspecting the 12H where our 5th from Mer is influencing its energy of Travel.