Astrology, Nadi Astrology

Saptarishi Nadi Vol. III Gemini Ascendant

1.For a Gemini Ascendant, Moon in Leo, Saturn in Pisces, Sun and Mercury in Taurus, Venus in Gemini, Ketu in Cancer, Jupiter and Mars in Aquarius and Rahu in Capricorn-when the nine planets are placed like this..(Continued in next verse)

2.Parvati started asking, tell me the results. Jaimini answered: Oh! Mother! The horoscope is of a male. We tell about his house. His has is a thatched house in a street running east to west. On the western side, there is a lane. A well-maintained grove and a tank are also there. In the southern side, there is a Mari Amman temple.

3.In the north, a Shiva temple and a Mari Amman temple are there. A dilapidated Vishnu temple and another Mari Amman temple are there in the southeast. In the east, there is a lane… (Some words are missing here)… is there in the east.  Sakthi (Rishi calls Parvati by this name); in such a balanced place we say that he will be born in a house with the door facing north.

4.Born with such marks, the native gave birth in Vanniar community. (Note: The rishi has used the word “Theeyin” which means fire. Probably it is derived from the word vanni, a Sanskrit word, which means fire). We will tell about his fortunes, fortunes of his excellent father and mother, good wife and children and also his previous birth, next birth, Oh! Mother listen.

5.We will tell about the characteristics of the native’s father. Is of black color; has a lean body; dear to his wife; has bad manners always; a brave man; an obstinate person; has wealth earned from his own efforts; a brave man; eats little.

6.Capable of thinking in many ways; firm minded person; interested in money; educated person; does agriculture; will not talk affectionately; will increase cultivable lands; has male and female servants; doubtful minded person.

7.Has increased cattle wealth; He is without pompousness; goes extensively to the assembly; will add suitable lands; knowing the time will live accordingly; firm minded person; does trade; a modest person on earth; Oh! Mother listen.

8.A self-restraint and modest man; helps those who reached him for help; does not talk insolently; friendly to ascetics; listens to the words of his wife; has cart and carriages; conduct and behaviour will be good; Oh! Lady! Listen further.

9.We will tell about his siblings. One brother will have long life; three sisters will be born and die; will tell the news of his brother on the earth; a simpleton; has little destructible anger; we say he will have two wives.

10.Spends highly; belongs to Chitini community; doing different kinds of trade. Friend to everybody on earth; interested in sumptuous eating; children will increase; will go to another house; will construct a beautiful house.

Note: In Chapter 1, the Copy editor pointed out that ‘Chitini’ related to Samudrika Lakshana. Here also the same word is used. Since the word ‘vamsam’ is used in the verse meaning community, I still maintain that Chithini is a caste. While searching the Samudrika Lakshana for the name ‘chitini’, I gathered the information that women are classified into four categories according to their appearance and physical features. They are (1) Padmini (lotus woman) (2) Chitrini (art woman) (3) Shankini (conch woman) (4) Hastini (elephant woman). From this we find that the word used here is ‘chitrini’ and not ‘chitini’

11.Helps those who approached him for assistance; interested in trivial things; learns a little of the harmonious pleasant Tamil language; a benevolent person; will have addition of cows and oxen; has dual character; will become famous in all eight directions; has a bilious body.

12.Will have long life; He will have two male and four female children and will have long life. Others will not stay; this boy (native) will be born to the person about whom we described earlier. (Note: This line refers to the description given earlier to the native’s father as the verses 9 to part of 12 describes the brother of the native’s father)

13.We will tell about the native’s color and character. Is black colored; has lean body; educated person; a person without deceits; an emaciated person; has comforts; does agriculture; will not think of evil to any one; a little short-tempered.

14.Has wealth earned from his own efforts; Because of the good deeds (done in the previous birth) he will be living in the earth with great wealth. Will not tell lie; will be famous than his father; has no troubles.

15.A good person; has good character; capable of telling pleasingly; but will use deceitful words; will have lot of relations; has good silver vessels, gold ornaments and good clothes. Will construct new house; will live praised by his relations.

16.Will live higher than this father’s caste people; will protect his brother; will live higher than his father; will have some secrets in his mind; will do small small business; will be doing incantation (a form of exorcising) and practicing medicine. Oh! Woman! Listen further.

17.We will tell about his co-borns. We say confidently that there will be two brothers and four sisters and will have long life. Six will be born and will die. We will tell about his marriage time. In his twenty first year, he will get his wife.

Note: As per verse 41, the balance of dasa at birth was that of Venus 10 years and 6 months. So at the age of 21 native would be running Moon dasa-Saturn bhukthi. Note the 7th lord Jupiter formina Gajakesari Yoga with Moon being placed mutually in the 7th. Jupiter placed in the house of Saturn will be acting like Saturn and Saturn placed in Jupiter house will act like Jupiter. Hence the Antar dasa of Saturn is in fact going to reflect the results of 7th house lord Jupiter. Also note that karaka for wife Venus is being squared by the Antara Lord and also aspected by Jupiter the 7th lord from Ascendant. The 7th house is in turn aspected by Venus, the karaka as well as Saturn, lord of 7th house from Moon.

18.We will tell about his wife. Will have double color; not of good character; like Goddess Lakshmi; will not change her words; is secret minded; skillful at work; pleasing to her husband.

19.When we talk about progeny, we confidently say that there will be two male and three female children will live long. Definitely three children will be lost to her. Oh! Mother of elephant headed God! We will further state, listen.

20.We will tell about mother’s character. Will have reddish body; will have equal proportioned body. Knowledgeable woman; a little charitable; in addition a little anger; not having pure or virtuous mind; capable of effecting things as per her thoughts; suspicious minded person.

21.Is of good manners; has airy body; has little deceit in her mind; we will tell about her co-borns. We say that she will have two male and four female siblings. Oh! Wife of eater of ‘Hala’ poison!. We say the news of the male siblings.

22.We say that the elder brother (of native’s mother) will have no issues; of bilious body; will become famous in the four directions. Will be living a good man. Will have other characters also. Will be subjected to unwanted scandal; not a robust man. Oh! Female friend! Further, listen.

23.We will tell about his younger brother (of native’s mother); will be doing agriculture; will support his family well; will get good children; will increase lands; he will have difficulties from his wife.

24.Because of his wife, he will be blamed; will be living with dignity; we will tell about the previous birth of the native’s mother. We said that she was born in Vaisya community in Thiruvazhi, a place south of the incomparable Thillai.

25.Was without issue, went with her husband to sacred places, went to Sethu where sins are removed and took bath in the sacred waters there, gave a lot in charity, worshipped the deity Ramalinga swamy, returned to her house and took to lot of voluntary religious penance… (continued in the next verse)

26.with the mind fully devoted to God and then got children and lived comfortably and thereafter reached the abode of Yama (died) and was recreated by the anger less Brahma and took birth is what we say. We will tell about her rebirth. Listen, Mother!

27.In the next birth, she will be born in Ganga (agricultural) community in a big place east of Kancheepuram. She will live with incomparable wealth. We will tell about father’s previous birth. Oh! Virtuous woman, who got a superior husband! Listen.

28.We tell about the previous birth of the father of the native. We say that he was born in Brahmin community in Thrivannamalai. Did business in the world, got good wife and children, and got land and wealth due to the grace of Lord Shiva;

29.Lived above his relations; got name and fame in the world and reached the abode of Yama. He stayed there for some days. We say that he is the person who according to the calculation of Brahma, was written to be born in this world. Parvati started asking: (continued in next verse)

30.What is the reason for the person to take birth in Brahmin community who took birth in Vanniar community in his earlier birth? We say that in his previous birth, he did not take efforts to learn the Vedas and hence in the next birth he was born in Sambu community.

31.In the next birth, he will take birth in Kancheepuram in Saiva community and will be living by getting lot of wealth like gold ornaments and will be famous on earth.   Oh! Mother! Listen. We will tell about the previous birth of the native.

32.We are telling the previous birth of the native. To the west of Tiruvallur, in a small place was born in the potter community. Was doing the harmless work of preparing vessels out of mud (pot vessels). Getting interested in the earth in the followers of Shiva… (continued in next verse)

33Offered food to those who came with hunger; worshipped Shiva, the higher among devas, reached the abode of Yama, written by Brahma to take birth and the native was born in this birth – we said like that. Because of the gracious sight of Lakshmi, the God of wealth, was living a wealthy life.

34We will tell the time of death of his father. At the age of thirty seven, in the month of Ani (Mithuna as per Souramana i.e. between 15th June and 15th July) native’s father will be in danger (will die); Thereafter danger (will die) will be there for mother after three years the month of Meena (from 15th March to 15th April). [Note: The word used here is “koony”. This can be interpreted as the month of Mithuna also (as per Souramana which is between 15th June to 15th July as per one tamil proverb. This can also refer to Meena month (in tamil called as “Pankuni” which is between 15th March to 15th April.)

Note: The dasa of the lord of the 8th house generally causes death of the relation from whom it is 8th. So for father, fourth house becomes the eighth house from the nineth which denotes father. In almost all the cases the Nadi gives the month of death also which I intend taking as Souramana. This is amply proved by the fact that when Sun transits the rasi mentioned during that period, the lord of that rasi is the determinant of death. In this case native’s father died in the month of Mithuna ruled by Mercury. As per the rule the fourth lord indicates the death of father and here the lord of fourth house is Mercury. So when Sun transits Gemini in the period as aforesaid the native’s father had died. Also note that Rahu dasa was running and Rahu fully aspects Virgo as well as Lord of 8th (Mercury) from 9th. The first house is also responsible for life and death. For the 9th house, placement of Jupiter who behaves like Saturn, lord of 9th  is also responsible for bringing about the end of the native of the house 9th, viz. father.

For the mother, there is no clarity as to which month the rishi refers to as “Koony”. Let us try the astrological reasons extending the same arguments as above:

From Ascendant, the 8th house that will indicate the mother’s death is the 11th house.  Its Lord is Mars. Sun’s transit over Aries will be between 15th April to 15th May and over Scorpio will be from 15th November to 15th December which will be indicating the Souramana months Mesha (aries) and Vrischika (scorpio). But here, Mars the indicator is placed in a Saturn’s house and hence will take the qualities of Saturn. Saturn is placed in Pisces and hence the rishi might have taken this reason and stated the month as Meena (Pisces) which in Souramana is from 15th March to 15th April. But this is a far fetched argument which needs further proof. Now if we take the position from Moon, the lord of 11th house is Mercury and hence when Sun transits Gemini or Virgo, in that month the death can happen. Now Sun transits Gemini in the Souramana month of Mithuna which falls between 15th June and 15th July which corresponds to the Tamil proverb also which states “Ani is like Kooni”. So this seems to be an acceptable argument.

 We will tell about the native’s time of death. There will be danger to the native at the age of forty-eight. However, that will be removed. Thereafter at the age of fifty-seven, in the month of Panguni (Meena in Souramana i.e. between 15th March and 15th April and in Chandramana-Phalguna between 15th February and 15th March. Since the month name as given in Tamil, exactly matches with Souramana month, I am giving the exact equivalent of English months also). In Uthrashada Nakshatra there will be danger to the native (will die). We will tell about his next birth.

Note: At the age of 48, the native was running Rahu dasa-Sun Bhukthi. Rahu being placed in the 8th house and Sun the Antara Lord being aspected by him has brought  the danger. Since only the dasa lord of the 8th house is capable of causing death, he was out of the danger as Rahu is only the planet placed therein. At the age of 57 he died. He was running Jupiter dasa. 8th Lord Saturn is placed in Pisces and the dasa lord Jupiter is placed in the sign of Saturn. So the effects of Saturn may be experienced in Jupiter period and viceversa. From Moon also the 8th lord happens to be Jupiter. No wonder Jupiter dasa brought about the end of the native. The month of death is given as Meena as perSouramana which is between 15th February and 15th March. During this period Sun will be transiting the Pisces sign wherein the 8th lord Saturn is placed. See how clearly it unfolds.

35.He will take birth in the same village in Ganga (agricultural) community. He will live after getting all comforts. We will tell about his fortunes. From the time of birth until his death, he will live without any troubles.

36.There will be increase in cows; wealth held will increase; his words will be honoured; will increase the fertile lands; will have palanquin bearers; will construct a big house; will be living praised by the people in his circle.

37.Parvati asked: when will the native construct the beautiful house? Tell me that news. Like this, we say that the native, after the age of fourteen will start his efforts for the construction of the house.

38.After the age of twenty-three, the construction of the house will be completed; gradually the expenses will increase; increase in big lands will be there; to such a family without any shortfalls, after the age of forty, due to certain difficulties to the native, the family will be separated.

Note: Let us examine these two verses and reason out the astrological factors. The native at the age of fourteen must be running Sun dasa-Saturn Bhukthi as his balance of dasa at birth is stated to be Venus – 10 years and 6 months in verse 41.

From the Ascendant, the fourth house Lord Mercury is placed along with Sun. Both the planets are aspecting the fourth house from Moon. Mars the significator of properties is aspecting the fourth house from Ascendant. Mars is placed in the house of Saturn. Hence Sun and Saturn worked jointly and started the venture. The work could not get completed due to the placement of Sun in the 12th house and also the ownership of Mars being the 6th house. But Moon is placed in the house of Sun and so Sun is continuing his interest in the Moon dasa due to his association with fourth lord. So when Mercury Antara is coming in Moon dasa, the construction work gets completed.

39.Never has any debt problems; he will live higher than his relations; has prosperity of milk (means has lots of cows and oxen); Goddess Lakshmi reside with him; lives without any faults; has all sorts of happiness; Oh! Consort of the wearer of Ganga in his matted hair (Shiva); our words will not fail.

40.At the time of birth, balance of Venus dasa is ten years and six months. During that time, siblings will be born; yield from lands will be plentiful; father’s family will be elevated. The native will get disease.

41.In addition to that, father and mother will also get disease. Has to spend the wealth; loss to cattle will be there; men will become treacherous; mind will be disturbed. In the native’s class, cunningness will be there. We will write further in the second part.