Astrology, Vedic Astrology

Mrityubhag By Rakesh Soni

Grahas in the horoscope give their benefic, malefic and Rajayoga results on their lordships and strength.

Sometimes it is seen that a benefic Graha in good strength and also being Rajayogakaraka fails to give beneficial results. It gives malefic instead of benefic results and even death. The reason for such is not visible but if examined in sufficient detail then the reason is clearly visible. Some sensitive points are responsible for such behaviour. These sensitive points are not visible Grahas or bodies but are arithmetical points and change the results heavily by their presence. A Graha which appears very beneficial and Rajayogakaraka may prove destructive by being positioned on such points. One of such sensitive points is Mrityubhag.

Mrityu means destruction of natural capacity of the body of a being. A Graha loses its capacity to give results when it is close to Mrityubhag in the same manner as anyone’s body is destroyed when close to death. Grahas get Mrityu status when they are on the sensitive point called Mrityubhag.

Certain specific degrees of the 30 degrees of each Rashi are called Mrityubhag of the Rashi.

Mrityubhag Degrees

There are variations in the Mrityubhag of the Moon in different texts. Mrityubhag portions mentioned in some prominent texts are as follows:

Sarvarth Chintamani chapter 10 shloka 47-51 according to Khemraj Shrikrishnadas:

मेषे विंशतिभागे स्यानमृत्युं दद्यान्निशाकरः॥ एकविंशतिभागस्तु सिंहे तत्वैस्तु गोवृषे॥47||

वृश्चिके च तथा चन्द्रस्त्रयोविंशतिभागकः॥ द्वाविंशतिकुलीरे तु तुलायां वेदभागकः॥48||

विंशतिर्मकरे चन्द्रःकन्यायांप्रथमांशकः॥ धनुरष्टादशो भागो मीने दशमभागयुक्॥49||

द्वाविंशतिर्नृयुग्मे तु चन्द्रोप्येवं मृतिप्रदः॥ कुंभे पंचेदुभागे च मृत्युं दद्यात्तयैव च॥50||

ये ये निशाकरांशास्तु मृत्युभागव्यवस्थिताः॥ तावदिर्भ्वत्सरैर्जातो मृत्यमेति न संशय॥51||

shloka

As per the above shloka if the Moon is in the following degrees then the native dies. The age at death is the Mrityu degrees of the Moon,

Mrityubhag degrees of the Moon as per various texts:

Rashi Sarvarth Chintamani Phaladeepika Saravali
Aries 20 26 8
Taurus 25 12 9
Gemini 22 13 23
Cancer 22 25 22
Leo 21 24 5
Virgo 1 11 1
Libra 4 26 4
Scorpio 23 14 23
Sagitarius 18 13 18
Capricorn 20 25 20
Acquarius 15 5 21
Pisces 10 12 10

References:

  • Sarvarth Chintamani chapter 10 shloka 47-51 Khemraj Shrikrishnadas
  • Phaladeepika chapter 13 Gopeshkumar Ojha
  • Saravali chapter 11 commented by Muralidhar Chaturvedi
  • Jatakabharnam Arishtadhyaya 15 shloka 51 Khemraj Krishnadas, Bombay considers the degrees mentioned in Saravali as Mrityu degrees.

Editor’s notes:

The English translation of Phaladeepika by V.Subramaniya Sastri has the sloka numbers as 10 and 11. What is given in the table above under Phaladeepika are the contents of sloka 10.

Under sloka 11 Sastri has explained like this: The following are (also) respectively deemed (by some others) as (Mrityubhagas or fateful degrees) in the several signs from Mesha (Aries) onwards. 8, 9, 22, 22, 25, 14, 4, 23, 18, 20, 21 and 10.

Sarvartha Chinthamani gives the Mrityu Bhaga of Moon from Aries onwards as 8, 25, 22, 22, 21, 1, 4, 23, 18, 20, 20 and 10. This is the same in Jataka Parijatam also.

Majority of texts mention the Mrityubhag of only the Moon but Shri Gopeshkumar Ojha has included a table of Mrityubhag of all Grahas in Jataka Parijat. As per Jatak Parijat by Gopeshkumar Ojha page 75 Rashiladhyaya the table of Mrityubhag of all Grahas is as follows:

Graha-Rashi  Ar Ta Ge Cn Le Vi Li Sc Sg Cp Aq Pi
Su 20 09 12 06 08 24 16 17 22 02 03 23
Mo 26 12 13 25 24 11 26 14 13 25 05 05
Ma 19 28 25 23 29 28 14 21 02 15 11 06
Me 15 04 13 12 08 18 20 10 21 22 07 05
Ju 19 29 21 27 06 04 13 10 17 11 15 28
Ve 28 15 14 17 19 13 04 06 27 12 29 19
Sa 10 04 07 09 12 16 03 18 28 14 13 15
Ra 14 13 12 11 24 23 22 21 10 20 18 08
Ke 08 18 20 10 21 22 23 24 11 12 13 14
Gulika 23 24 11 12 13 14 08 18 20 10 21 22
Lagna 01 09 22 22 25 02 04 23 18 20 24 10

 

In chapter 3 of Uttarkalamrita Dr Sureshchandra Mishra has also mentioned the above degrees for Lagna and Moon as Mrityubhag.

In chapter 13 of Phaladeepika Gopeshkumar Ojha has mentioned the Mrityubhag of Lagna at variance with that mentioned in Jataka Parijat. Mrityubhag degrees of Lagna in Phaladeepika are as follows:

Rashi Ar Ta Ge Cn Le Vi Li Sc Sg Cp Aq Pi
Mrityu degrees of Lagna 8 9 22 22 25 14 4 23 18 20 21 10

 

According to Phaladeepika chapter 13 commented by Gopeshkumar Ojha it is believed that the presence of Moon on Mrityubhag results in early death of the native. Similarly, chapter 10 of Sarvarth Chintamani mentions that the Moon on Mrityubhag gives death. The Moon in Mrityubhag in a Rashi results in death in the same number of years without a doubt. I have, however, not seen this in studies of horoscopes. It is possible after reaching the end of life in as per the horoscope or in the period of Markesh.

After studying many horoscopes in the guidance of my Guru Respected Shri Shakti Mohan Singh it is noticed that all Grahas Mrityubhag definitely show their effect. In a Rashi, any Graha close to Mrityubhag is incapable of giving its benefic or malefic results. Such a Graha helps to increase and strengthen the malefic effects of the House in a horoscope. Results of a Graha positioned on Mrityubhag are affected in three ways.

  • Obstructions are created in the benefic results of the house owned by the Graha
  • Obstructions may be created in the results of the natural significations of the Graha.
  • Parts of the body represented by the Graha may be disfigured or diseased.

 If a Graha positioned on Mrityubhag is also on Amritghati or Pushkar Navansh then some reduction is seen in its unfavourable effects, else the possibility of unfavourable results is increased. In addition, if any Graha or Lagna is on Vishaghati alongwith being on Mrityubhag then it will definitely be harmful.

Results of Graha Positioned on Mrityubhag.

Various Grahas positioned on Mrityubhag produce suffering and inauspicious results in the following areas in addition to the results related to their own house.

  • Sun – Will power, bones, heart disease and father
  • Moon – Mind, mental disease, blood related and mother
  • Mars – Bone marrow disease, younger siblings and accident
  • Mercury – Technology, brain, mental aberration, skin disease and father’s sister
  • Jupiter – Destruction of knowledge and wisdom, fat or cholesterol related disease, children, elder siblings and signifies husband for women
  • Venus – Signifies reproductive organs, sexual diseases, marriage, reduction in happiness specially absence of happiness related with women
  • Saturn – Nerve disease, paralysis, labour class and capacity for hard work
  • Rahu – Effects of poison, misconception, obstructions, tumours, paternal grandfather
  • Ketu – Sudden accidents, early death and sufferings to maternal grandfather

Some examples of birth charts of people having Grahas positioned on Mrityubhag are as follows:

Example Birth Charts

Chart 1- Male 16 October 1974 12:30:00 75E49 26N55

Birth Lagna Chart

Birth Charts

Birth Charts

Graha Lagna Su Mo

Combust

Ma

Combust

Vishghati

Me

Retro

Ju

Retro

Ve

Combust

Sa Ra Ke Gulik
Deg 18 29 09 28 16 15 23 25 17 17 14
Min 18 01 11 27 43 02 35 10 41 41 01
Sec 09 41 04 21 28 11 29 50 50 50 19
Mrityubhag ü     ü   ü       ü  

 

This person born in Sagitarius Lagna has Lagna, Ma, Ju and Ke positioned on Mrityubhag. Ma is also on Vishaghati. This person feels that there is some invisible divine power around him. He always talks of hopelessness and afterworld. His younger brother is mentally unsound and paralysed in both legs. Lagna lord Jupiter being on Mrityubhag his thought process is affected and significator of younger sibling Mars being on Mrityubhag, his happiness due to younger brother is reduced.

Chart 2- Female 27 April 1969 02:45:00 92E45  11N40

Birth Lagna Chart

Female chart

Graha Lagna Su Mo Ma Me Ju

Retro

Ve

Retro

Sa

Combust

Ra Ke Gulik
Deg 02 13 06 23 00 03 17 06 06 06 04
Min 00 01 12 19 56 46 14 11 17 17 00
Sec 46 09 34 46 28 15 09 10 36 36 01
Mrityu-

bhag

          ü          

 

This woman born in Pisces Lagna has exalted Venus and Lagna Lord Jupiter is aspecting the Lagna from seventh house. She is from well placed family, beautiful and prosperous. Ju is in Mrityubhag. The woman has visions of having a dialogue with God. She loses her head sometimes and goes away somewhere anytime without informing anyone. She has had a divorce with her husband. Her family has tried for her re-marriage once or twice but she has refused after fights with the family. Lagna lord and significator of husband and knowledge being on Mrityubhag has resulted in hallucinations and destruction of marital happiness.

Chart 3- Female 27 June 1988 10:10:00  75E49  26N55

Birth Lagna Chart

Birth Lagna Chart

Graha Lagna   Su

Vishghati

Mo Ma Me Ju Ve Sa Ra Ke Gulik
Deg 10 12 07 27 24 01 21 05 24 24 27
Min 49 03 38 51 39 34 18 03 02 02 05
Sec 37 14 15 21 10 31 52 25 03 03 36
Mrityubhag   ü                  

 

This woman born in Leo Lagna has Lagna Lord Sun on Mrityubhag as well as on Vishaghati. Su is Lagna Lord and signifies will-power as well as father. Sun on Mrityubhag indicates reduction in will-power, happiness related to father and her own body.  She had differences of opinion with her father. Her father conducted her engagement for marriage where she did not desire. In a fit of rage she lost her morale and committed suicide by consuming poison immediately after her engagement.

Chart 4- Male 25 October 1940 03:55:00 76E38  27N14

Birth Lagna Chart

Birth Lagna Chart

Graha Lagna   Su

 

Mo Ma Me Ju

Retro

Ve Sa

Retro

Ra Ke Gulik
Deg 03 08 16 19 02 18 27 19 16 16 25
Min 26 19 50 28 08 49 45 04 44 44 42
Sec 51 47 27 08 55 15 04 02 45 45 36
Mrityu

bhag

          ü          

 

This person born in Virgo Lagna has Ju in Mrityubhag, Ju is fourth and seventh house lord and natural significator for children. His first daughter died two months after birth. Second daughter was still-born and his wife died immediately after giving birth. He married again. The second wife was short tempered and foul mouthed resulting in unhappy marital life.  He did not have children. Significator of children and lord of seventh and fourth house on Mrityubhag resulted in deficiency in happiness, marital happiness and happiness due to children.

 Chart 5- Female 01 July 1976 21:00:00 76E38  27N14

Birth Lagna Chart

Birth Lagna Chart

Graha Lagna

Vish

ghati

 Su

 

Mo Ma Me Ju

 

Ve

Combust

Sa

Pushkar Navamsh

Ra Ke Gulik
Deg 13 16 06 03 00 28 20 09 17 17 09
Min 01 22 18 15 49 41 04 28 05 05 28
Sec 42 10 50 36 17 15 05 42 24 24 31
Mrityu

bhag

              ü      

 

This woman born in Capricorn has Lagna on Vishghati. Lagna is aspected by Lagna Lord Sa from seventh house.   Lagna Lord is on Pushkar Navansh as well as on Vishghati. Lagna in Vishghati and Lagna Lord in Mrityubhag indicates physical deficiency as well as some suffering in life. At the same time Lagna Lord in Pushkar Navansh indicates protection from suffering. She had tried committing suicide once before as well as after her marriage was arranged without her consent. Her life was saved due to timely medical treatment.

Chart 6- Female Child 08 August 1986 18:00:00 74E44  26N18

Birth Lagna Chart

Birth Lagna Chart

Graha Lagn

 

Su

 

Mo Ma

Ret

Me Ju

Ret

Ve

Pushkar Navansh

Sa

Pushkar Navansh

Ra

Amrit Ghati

Ke GK
Deg 02 22 24 17 03 28 07 09 29 29 05
Min 23 00 30 51 41 02 01 23 23 23 05
Sec 14 01 54 03 43 49 40 47 02 02 18
Mrityu-bhag     ü                

This child born in Capricorn Lagna has aspect of Lagna Lord on the Lagna. In the chart, Moon is on Mrityubhag. The Moon signifies thoughts, mind, feelings and emotions. The child appears physically healthy due to Lagna Lord Sa being in Pushkar Navansh. Her psyche and mind did not develop along with her age and physique. This has resulted in the child being unable to understand and take independent decisions. She is able to work to the extent she is told to do.

 Chart 7- Acclaimed Astrolger 12 October 1931 07:55:22  81E12  16N13

Birth Lagna Chart

Birth Lagna Chart

Graha Lagn

 

Su

 

Mo

Comb

Ma

 

Me

Comb

Ju

 

Ve

Comb

Sa

 

Ra

 

Ke Gulik
Deg 21 24 02 24 20 24 03 24 11 11 01
Min 55 53 46 02 04 42 54 04 39 39 26
Sec 57 52 25 00 51 45 27 50 54 54 00
Mrityubhag             ü        

 

This acclaimed astrologer born in Libra Lagna has Lagna Lord, seventh house Lord and tenth house Lord in Lagna. Moon and Venus are combust. Venus is on Mrityubhag.   Inspite of seventh house Lord Ma aspecting the seventh house the native did not marry due to Venus being on Mrityubhag.

 

Chart 8 –  Female 08 September 1981 04:42:17   73E01   26N17

Birth Lagna Chart

Birth Lagna Chart

Graha Lagna

 

Su

 

Mo

 

Ma

 

Me

 

Ju

 

Ve

 

Sa

 

Ra

 

Ke Gulik
Deg 29 22 19 10 15 19 01 15 05 05 22
Min 58 35 17 45 15 40 44 57 37 37 20
Sec 13 45 57 52 14 05 00 14 49 49 25
Mrityubhag               ü      

 

This woman born in Cancer Lagna has seventh house Lord Sa with exalted Me alongwith ninth house Lord Ju but is in Mrityubhag.  The woman was married on 21 January 2004 and immediately thereafter her married life was quarrelsome. Her husband was also sometimes physically abusive. The situation reverted to the same situation many times even after counseling. Divorce proceedings are in progress at present. The seventh house Lord Sa on Mrityubhag destroyed marital happiness.

 

The above examples seem to indicate that Mrityubhag plays its role in predictive astrology. Due to variations of Moon and Lagna Mrityubhag in classical texts it will be hasty to conclude on correctness of a particular Mrityubhag degree. My research continues with my associates on various Mrityubhag degrees. I appeal to the learned to share their experiences. I have written the above treatise with reference to the Mrityubhag table available in Jatak Parijat commentary by Shri Gopeshkumar Ojha.

 

 

Rakesh Soni

Nakshatra Jyotish Sansthan

A-170, Maheshnagar, Jaipur Rajasthan

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