are some of the special features of Lal Kitab’s astrology. They may look
strange but it should be remembered that the basis of astrology in Lal Kitab is
palmistry. Some of these features are useful in suggesting remedies. The
concept of artificial planets particularly is of great help in remedies against
planetary ills. Mercury is an enemy of Jupiter. If Mercury afflicts Jupiter we
may try to help Jupiter because the group of Jupiter and Rahu together is an
artificial Mercury. If Jupiter is propitiated Mercury shall lose half of his
strength and Jupiter shall become extra strong. In case Jupiter afflicts
Mercury we should propitiate Venus because Sun and Venus constitute Jupiter. By
strengthening Venus we shall be increasing power of Mercury (Venus is Mercury’s
friend) and decreasing the power of affliction of Jupiter.
Twelve Houses of the horoscope
There are twelve signs in the natural
Zodiac and 12 houses in the horoscope. All affairs of human life are divided
into 12 classes and each class of affair is in the domain of one or the other
house of the chart.
Out of the 12 houses the first house
or the lagna is the most important of them all. Being the first house all the
subsequent houses stand in relation to it. Every thing depends upon the
strength or otherwise of this house. Lal Kitab states that the house is the
house of struggle between Maya and Jiva or the soul and matter. In other words
it is the house of struggle to get liberation from the shakles of Maya. It is
the throne of the ruler. The achievements or failures of the native depend
largely upon this house. In Lal Kitab this house also stands for education,
intelligence and longevity. Mars is the ruler of the house. Sun is the
natural significator. In fact Sun represents the human soul and vitality in the
physical body. Planet posited in house No. 1 aspects the planets in house No. 7
and unburdens itself to some extent provided the house No. 7 is occupied and
not vacant. If this house is vacant the planets in house No. 1 become inert.
This is also true if the lagna is not occupied. The lagna house becomes
inactive or weak. This house has a relationship with house No. 11. If the
latter is unoccupied the planet in lagna gives good results. If there are a two
or more planet in lagna Venus becomes the judge to decide about the nature of
results. In other words Venus gets importance if there are two or more planets
in the lagna. Incidently, house No. 2 is the Dharmasthana or the place of
worship. Venus is its ruler. It is but natural that our own deeds or misdeeds
come to play their part in the struggle for liberation.
House No. 2 stands is the Dharmasthana
or the place of worship. It also has the portfolios of wealth, education,
honour and mind. This is the house that stands for the fruits of the karmas or
the deeds and misdeeds of the native. Here is the seat of Jupiter the jagat
Guru or the preceptor of the world at large. House No. 9 is considered to be
the ocean of Karmas. It is from house No. 9 that the winds laden with water of
the Karmas rise and pour it on house No. 2. For good results of House No. 2 the
house No. 8 should be vacant or unoccupied. The results are likely to be better
if house No. 2 is also vacant. This may appear strange but every thing becomes
clear if we go by the assumptions of Lal Kitab. Planets in house No. 2 are
aspected by the planets in house 2 aspect the planets in house No. 6. If houses
2, 6 and 8 are all occupied the poison of house No. 8 shall be transferred to
house No. 6 through the agency of the aspect of the planets in house No. 2. If
houses 2 and 8 are both vacant there is no question of compounding the troubles
of 6th house.
House No. 2 gets its strength from
house No. 4. Wherever there is a severe onslaught of misfortunes from house No.
9 due to the weakness of Dharmasthana or the Jagatguru or Venus, house No. 4,
comes to rescue. In times of adversities we should look towards the strength of
4th house, its lord the natural significator or Karaka Moon who
stands for mother as well as mortality and mind. Perhaps mother's blessings may
help the native tide over his/her difficulties.
Lal Kitab refers to house No. 3 as
the times of exit from this world and the gateway of exit. In other
words we come to know about the time of death and its causes. As illness is one
of the routine ways of exit we have to judge the illness and diseases from this
house. This is an inauspicious and malefic house that way.
Malefics in Dusthanas or inauspicious
houses are normally considered to be a good placement. According to Lal Kitab
are placements of sinners meaning Rahu and Ketu in house No. 3 is horrible. It
is said that even if they are not able to bring about the end itself they shall
be competent to bring about death-like position. This may happen when house 3
is occupied by Rahu or Ketu and houses 6 and/or 8 by malefics. In adversities
this house gets strength from 12th house even though the planets in
12th house are enemies of the planets in the 3rd house.
In a hypothetical case let us assume that Ketu occupies house No. 3 and Mars is
posited in house No. 12. Mars is an enemy of Ketu but in emergencies Mars will
always help Ketu despite his enmity. Ketu shall have no ill effects upon the
native. Likewise Jupiter in the 3rd house and Mercury his enemy, in
12th house will not be able to cause any harm. On the other hand
there will be all round happiness and prosperity. If the houses are occupied by
two or more planets we have to assess the harm, in any, in respect of each
planet and then draw our final conclusions. Rahu and Venus in 12th house
normally being about the death of the partner – wife or husband – in 24/25th
year of the native. If Saturn occupies the 3rd house simultaneously
Rahu will not be able to play his mischief. Saturn will help Venus.
Mercury is the lord of 3rd house,
Mars its natural Significator and Rahu shall have the dignity of exaltation.
House No. 4 is the period of childhood
and the prenatal period. It also covers the old age. Moon is the lord and
natural significator of the house. It is a well-known assumption that Moon is
strong by night. Similar is the position of planets in this house. They are
strong by the night and also when there is some trouble. Jupiter gets exalted
here. No planet gives bad effects to the affairs of this house if Moon does not
occupy and of the house No. 1, 4, 7 or 10. Even the rank malefics like Rahu and
Ketu become benefics for this house is Moon does not occupy any of the
quandrangular houses. The bad effects of planets in house No. 4 are transferred
to the affairs of the house occupied by Saturn.
For the pre-natal period if any if
Jupiter, Sun, Mars or Mercury are in 4th house and child will be
safe and healthy in mother’s womb before birth and even Rahu or Ketu would not
be able to spoil that.
House No. 5 is the house of progeny
and the future of the native. How shall the native fare in the world can be
known from his house No. 5. About the welfare of children also we have to judge
the same house. So long as Jupiter is in good position there shall be peace and
prosperity. This means that Jupiter should be benefic by his placement and
position in the annual progressed charts. If houses 6 and/or 10 are afflicted
the articles connected with the planet inimical to the planet in 5th
house should be kept under ground in the house. If house No. 8 is also
afflicted the article should be kept under ground in the ancestral house. In
case house No. 5 is occupied by Rahu and Saturn, Venus in 11th house,
Ketu in 8th and Jupiter in the 10th house there shall be
illness initially to the partner and thereafter the son is likely to suffer.
For this malady loaves of bread or flour of the weight of the son should be
given to dogs for 25 to 48 days. If house 4 or 4 or 9 is afflicted the planet
in house 5 shall give bad results. The planets in houses 6 or 10 will also give
bad results without any regard whether they are friends or foes of the planet
in house No. 5. Rahu and Ketu will influence results according to their
placement in the chart.
Sun is the lord of this house. Jupiter
is the Karaka graha or the natural significator planet for the house.
House No. 6 is known as the
hidden world, treasure house of mercy and providential help. House No. 6 is
ruled by Mercury and hence the planet in house No. 6 is likely to afflict the
results of house occupied by Mercury, Ketu or Venus. House No. 6 is aspected by
the planets in house No. 2 and the house No. 8 through house No. 2. In such a
case if Mercury or Rahu happen to be posited in house 6 there would be no bad
effects of the malefics on the house because it is the house of exaltation for
both of them. Ketu is the natural significator of the affairs of the house.
It has been said above the houses 2, 6
and 8 are mutually inter-connected with each other. While attempting and
modification in any of the houses including the 6th house we have to
keep in view all the three houses. If house No. 6 is unoccupied there shall be
no transfer of the afflictions of 8th and 2nd houses.
There shall also be no aspect from 6th house to 12th house.
The obvious result would be that the planets in 2nd and 12th
houses will get extra strength. To avail of this opportunity is houses 2 and 3
are occupied by benefics it would always be helpful to awaken house No. 6. This
is possible by serving the maternal uncles (helping them) or serving the
daughters of the daughter. Except Sun, Jupiter and Moon all the other planets
in 6th house would be offering their own results. Mercury and Ketu
will not offer good results till the age of the planet in house 6 or 8. The
question of the ages of planets will be dealt with at its proper place.
Although the planets in house No. 6
are aspected by the planets in house No. 2 but the position would be reversed
in the case of Saturn who will aspect house No. 2 from 6th house.