Hora Asc & Death

होरे चरेऽर्कसं थे जन्मेशे वापि सौम्यदृगधीने।
केन्द्रगतैः पापैः स्याज्जातकस्य विंशतेर्मृत्युः॥२॥
– शुकजातकम्
hore care’rkasaṁ the janmeśe vāpi saumyadṛgadhīne |
kendragataiḥ pāpaiḥ syājjātakasya viṁśatermṛtyuḥ ||2||
– śukajātakam, Chapter 5, Shloka 2

If Hora Asc is in Chara Rasi (Moveable Sign) and Sun is with Hora Asc Or Ascendant Lord not aspected by a benefic planet and malefic planets is in quadrants (kendra) to Asc then native will die at the age of 20.

a) Hora Asc should be in Moveable Sign
b) Sun placed in Hora Lagna (Asc) OR
c) Asc Lord not be aspected by benefic
d) Malefics in Quadrants (kendras) to the Ascendant

There is a different view that the malefics could be in Kendra (quadrant) from Ascendant Lord also.


Above data is from Lois Roddens Astrodata bank ( with AA ratings, this software is an excellent tool for research astrologers with many painstainkingly collected data. The American teenager who was killed on July 28th 1996, 00:45 AM as a passenger in the front seat of the car driven by his friend, Jason Veilleux, whose car slamped into a telephone pole.

In above chart Hora Asc is at 13 Cp
The conditions :-
a) Hora Asc in 5H in Cp, in a moveable sign is satisfied
b) The condition of Sun placed in Hora Lagna is not satisfied Or
c) Asc Lord should be not aspected by benefic planet; here Asc Lord Mercury is with 6th lord of accidents Saturn and does not receive any benefic aspect. Additionally if we notice the Hora Asc is getting direct 7th aspect of Asc Lord who is with Saturn..
d) Additionally malefics should be in quadrants, here Sun as the 12th lord of misfortune is in quadrant 10th house (Kendra) along with moon who is dispositor of the above malefic mercury & Saturn thereby carrying its energies.

Thus, all conditions are satisfied. Let us see what happened in the life of the native then at the age of 20. He was killed on 28th July 1996, 00:45 AM as a passenger in the front seat of the car driven by his friend, Jason Veilleux who allegedly fell asleep at the wheel. The young men, hockey teammates, were on their way home from a Steve Miller Band concert early on Sunday morning. They had been drinking. Veilleux and the other passengers were not seriously injured.

On 28h August 1996, the native would be in his 20th year and exactly as per the verse given in ShukhaJatakam, he died exactly at the age of 20. It is also noteworthy for vedic astrologers to note that he was passing through Saturn/Mer when the death happened, both planets which have showed in our analysis above. If readers can test this verse from ShukhaJatakam on more charts, & respond back it would be beneficial for all.