Significators in Krishnamurtipaddhati
Significators in Krishnamurtipaddhati - How to select them? Significators and Sub Lords are the two most concepts in Krishnamurtipaddhati, so much so, that without Significators and Sub Lords there is no K.P.Astrology. Be it the simplest prediction or the most complex one, the affairs or matters signified by any bhaava are judged by the significators of that bhaava. So what are these significators and how do we select them? This is the central theme of this article. Principally for any bhaava, there are 4 principal significators which are computed as follows: Planets occupying the stars of the occupants Of a bhaava are the most important and strongest significators of a bhaava. This is because every planet gives the r esults of the house occupied by its star lord. Hence occupants of a constellation are more powerful than the owner. The occupants of the Bhaava These planets come next in the order of significators. If any planet occupying a bhaava has no planets deposit ed in its stars, then the occupant itself becomes a strong significator of that bhaava. Also, if any planet occupies its own star, then it is its own s tar lord and hence becomes powerful to offer the results of the bhaava it occupies. The Planets occupying the stars of the bhaava owner These come next. If a bhaava has no occupants, i.e., the bhaava is empty, then the planets occupying the stars of the bhaava lord become powerful significators of that bhaava. The Bhaava lord Is the least powerful significator of a bhaava. However, it should be noted that, if a bhaava is empty and there are no planets in the stars of the bhaava lord, or, if such a bhaava lord happens to be in his own star, then the bhaava lord becomes a powerful si gnificator of the bhaava in question. The four levels of significators listed above are the "Classical Significators" in K.P. Astrology. Apart from these, Guruji h as also advised us to consider some other planets also as the significators of the bhaava; these however, are less po werful (lesser than the bhaava lord also). These are: a) Planets conjoining any of the significators found by the rules given above b) Planets aspecting or aspected by any of the significators found above c) Planets aspecting the bhaava in question Thus we can find 5 levels of significators for any given bhaava. Jyotishya Deepika makes it easy for you by giving all these si gnificators in a clear and comprehensible manner. These are also called as Type A (Planets in star/s of occupants), Type B (Occupan ts), Type C (Planets in the star/s of owner), Type D (Owner) and Type E (Planets in conjunction or aspect with either A, B, C or D) signi ficators.
The SUB theory of K.P. Astrology (Krishnamurtipaddhati or Advanced Stellar Astrology) and it's rationale
The zodiac of 360 degrees is divided into 12 equal parts known as the rasis or signs. However, apart from this, there is another finer division that of the nakshatras or constellations. The entire zodiac is divided into 27 zones known as the constellations or nakshatras, beginning with Ashwini (Aries 0 degrees) and ending with Revati (ending at Pisces 30 degrees). All planets moving through the zodiac from the point of Aries (Vernal Equinox), get their results modified as they move along. When a planet moves in the first nakshatra which is Ashwini, the transiting planet will be influenced by the lord of Ashwini, namely Ketu. So all along, every planet moving in the zodiac is influenced by the lord of the constellation in which it is transiting. Because each planet governs three constellations in the zodiac, it influences every other planet that moves through the respective constellations in three zones. Guruji, Shri K.S.Krishnamurji, explains in the 3rd Reader: "If a planet were to be in Ashwini, another in Magha and a third in Moola, all are under the influence of Ketu and are in Ketu's zone. If the astrologer says that a planet is modified by the lord of the constellation, Ketu, then the statement is not complete and clear. He has to add, whether it is in Aries, or Leo, or Sagittarius, as otherwise one cannot locate the position of the planet correctly." These constellations modify the results of the planets transiting in the zodiac. We should understand here that, the lord of the constellation is responsible for modifying the results of the transiting planets, and not the stars themselves. The stars are millions of light years away, but the planets are our immediate neighbors. Hence one planet modifies the results of other planets depending on the constellations it owns. Again, to make things clear, a good analogy is given from the 3rd Reader: Suppose there is a light in the center of a circular room, provided with 12 glass panes of different colours and around the room is a verandah and outside the verandah, there are 27 glass panes which belong to 9 different colors (3 panes of each color). Now, if a person walks outside the
circular verandah looking at the light inside, he will find the color of the light getting modified according to the color of colored glass panes. Similarly, the results of the planets are modified by the lord of the sign and indicated by the lord of the nakshatra. If a planet is compared to the light, then the influence of the sign occupied by it and the influence of the constellations change the color of light. Professor K.S.Krishnamurtiji found in his researches that one should not stop at the level of the constellations alone. But one has to further subdivide each constellation (of 13 degrees 20 minutes) into 9 sub divisions. Each of these sub divisions is known as the SUB and is the central dogma of K.P.Astrology. This minute sub division is necessary if one needs to explain the differences between twin births. The lagna can move in a sign for about 2 hours, but in a constellation (of 13 degrees 20 minutes) it moves in about 50 to 58 minutes. But in a SUB it moves much faster and covers the sub is a few minutes. Thus to predict the happening of events accurately and correct to the minute, one has to use the SUB division of the constellation. The 27 stars are therefore, sub divided into 9 SUBs each giving a total of 243 SUB divisions. However, there are 6 SUB divisions where only the Sign changes but the nakshatra and SUB remains the same. Thus we get a total of 249 SUB divisions, which are central to Krishnamurtipaddhati. Once each constellation is sub divided, it should be noted that the sub divisions are NOT uniform. They vary and the rationale for the variance is the time period ruled by the particular planet in the vimshottari dasha system. Thus, Ketu who governs 7 years in the 120 year vimshottari dasha system rules for 0 degrees, 46 minutes and 40 seconds in any nakshatra. Therefore, each planet rules a sub division in proportion to the period it rules in the vimshottari dasha system. This argument seems to make the most sense, because even if we examine the vimshottari dasha system closely, we actually see that, there are, not only mahadashas, but more minute sub divisions extending all the way to sookshma dashas. All these are determined by the position of the moon with respect to the nakshatra it occupies. What the great professor did was extend this logic to all planets, thus inventing a system complete with logic, reasoning and ancient wisdom.
The Importance of the Constellation and SUB - The SUB LORD Really SPEAKS! In offering even the least complicated judgment in KP Astrology, the constellation needs consideration. The sign in which a planet is posited is not very important. The house occupied by a planet should be judged, taking into account the constellation in which the planet is deposited. The role of the sign occupied by a planet is not as important as that of the constellation. This factor is a major deviation from the thinking in traditional Vedic astrology. Guruji, Shri KSK, has given many examples in which, if a planet is in the 12th bhaava, by traditional methods, it is said that it should cause separation, loss, issue of cheque etc. But when actually observed, there is reunion, gain, receipt of money etc. Guruji, in the 3rd Reader gives an example of a man, who was a close friend of his for many years. The gentleman in fact had gains, fortune and success during the periods of Saturn, Mars and Sun, which according to the traditional system ought to have been bad as being placed in the 12th bhaava. However, the gentleman had untoward results during the periods of Venus posited in 11 and Ketu in 10! According to the traditional system, Saturn and Sun ought to have been worse, but they were beneficial. Venus and Mercury causing Dharma-Karmaadhipati yoga in the chart should have given brilliant results, but they proved bad! Guruji, exclaims that studying such charts for many years alone opened his eyes. He observed that a planet A offers the results of the house occupied by that planet B which is the lord of the star wherein planet A is situated. Again trouble arose when 2, 3 or 4 planets were found in the same constellation. Guruji, Shri KSK, observed that, even those planets in the same constellation gave sometimes diametrically opposite results. This made him go further and divide each constellation into 9 SUBs as explained in an earlier article in this reference. Guruji, proved through untiring research that planets occupying any one constellation have connection with the bhaava occupied by the lord of the constellation. These planets in that constellation were termed as the "Significators" of the bhaava occupied by the constellation lord. Then he further said that, even when a planet signifies a bhaava, whether it offers good results or bad ones, depends on which SUB division it is placed within that constellation. So, whether the significator votes for the success or failure of the matter at hand, depends on the ultimate judge - the SUB lord in whose sub division the significator is deposited. In order to judge whether the significator can do good or bad, one should therefore, very logically judge, what the SUB lord himself signifies. Because fundamentally, every planet gives the results of the houses he signifies (that is the house occupied and houses owned by the lord of the star in which the planet is placed), it is quite but natural to consider that a planet having signification of good houses or favorable bhaavas can only do well. Therefore, if the SUB lord is a significator of good bhaavas (here good means bhaavas favorable to the results at hand), then the matter comes through, else it falls apart. This great discovery "crowned" Shri KSK with success and he became the unquestioned Monarch, the real Jyotish Marthand, who shed his luminous compassion on the scene of Indian Astrology which was until then shrouded in the mediveal throes. Therefore, Guruji said that if a planet is the significator of the lagna bhaava (is located in the constellation of a planet occupying the lagna), it gives long life, success in attempts, helps maintain a good and sound health, PROVIDED, the sub lord in whose sub division this planet is deposited, is NOT the significator of 6, 8 or 12. If the sub lord signifies 6 (is located in the constellation of a planet occupying the sixth bhaava), he falls ill, if signifying 8, he meets with danger and if signifying 12 one runs away or is imprisoned or hospitalized.
Thus, every planet’s results ultimately depend on the SUB LORD - that is the lord of the sub division of the constellation in which the significator planet is located. This is the true essence of Krishnamurtipaddhati and the SUB LORD really SPEAKS! One should only have the mind to listen with attention and have the clarity of thought to understand what the SUB LORD has spoken.
SUB LORDs of Significators In the earlier articles, we have learnt that a Planet A ruling the sub division of the constellation which Planet B occupies is known as the Sub Lord of Planet B. Now Planet B is a significator of the house occupied by its star lord (say Planet C). For an example, we will say that Planet C occupies the 10th cusp. So we say that Planet B is in the star of Planet C and hence B is a significator of the 10th Bhaava in the native's chart. Now, Planet B is in the SUB of Planet A. This Planet A becomes the supreme deciding factor to state whether Planet B does good with respect to the effects of the 10th house or does bad to the native with respect to the effects of the 10th house. The question is how do we conclude what will happen? This is where, Guruji has enlightened us and many great luminary authors like Late Shri K.M.Subramaniam have time and again reiterated the following: "Before deciding on whether the effects of Planet B will be beneficial to the native or not, look into the "significations" of the SUB lord - Planet A. That is check what bhaavas are signified by Planet A. Suppose Planet A signifies the 11th bhaava; it empowers Planet B to give great results with respect to the matters signified by the 10th house. However, if the Planet A signifies the 9th bhaava (which is 12th to the 10th), or the 8th or 12 bhaavas, then Planet B is rendered powerless and does only harm to the native in terms of the matters indicated by the 10th house." Thus, the significations of the Sub Lord are of paramount importance and NO PREDICTION SHOULD BE OFFERED WITHOUT TAKING THIS INTO PROPER CONSIDERATION. If the Sub lord of the significator is harmonious to the matters indicated by the star lord, then the significator showers great results. However, if the Sub lord is detrimental to the same matters, then the significator only harms the native with respect to concerned matters. Thus, in conclusion, the Star Lord shows what results are to be expected from a significator. But it is the Sub Lord who is the final judge, passing the decree as to whether the results are favorable or unfavorable.
Cuspal Sub Lords Reign Supreme The cuspal sublord of a bhaava reigns supreme in deciding whether the matters signified by the bhaava are promised or denied. Late Shri. K.M. Subramanian has reiterated the following words in his golden classic series "Sub Lord Speaks". He says: "I like to tell readers and KP followers, that planetary Sub Lord tells the nature of fructification of the matter, but the cusps of the houses that tell such matters, tell the quantum of such matters through the significations of the cuspal sub lord. This is the difference, For example, a planet signifies the II through its sub and that tells it can give money. How much? The Sub Lord of the II cusp tells this. The quantum is assessed through the strength of its significations. This is how we have to proceed." Therefore, it is the cuspal sub lord of a bhaava that indicates whether the matters signified by the particular bhaava are promised or denied. If the cuspal sub lord of that house is the significator of the same house, or any one of the houses under consideration, then the matter signified by that house will be promised. As each house denotes several particular matters, the chief governor of the matter concerned (example, Venus for marriage, Jupiter for progeny), must be taken into consideration. If the chief governor of the matter is connected with the house, or any one of the houses under consideration, especially with the star lord of the cuspal sub lord, it is highly desirable. As a concluding remark, let us understand an example as cited by our revered Guruji in the 3rd Reader: "If the sub lord of 2 is the significator of 2 and 9, one makes money by export and import, by publication of books, by long journeys, by entering into contracts with foreigners, or by innovations and patents. One gains through religion, temples or other places of worship, science, relatives of partner etc. If the sub lord of the 2nd cusp is the significator of the 2nd and 10th houses, one makes steady progress, is always prosperous, gets government service, and have honors awards and increase in reputation and generally success in all undertakings." These lines clearly indicate the dictum of KP Astrology, which we should always remember - "THE CUSPAL SUB LORD IS AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT DETERMINANT in deciding the quantum of matters concerning any bhaava. The significations of this cuspal sub lord should be ascertained thoroughly (check where the cuspal Sub Lord is placed, in whose constellation it is placed and the house occupied and house/s owned by the lord of that constellation. Also don't forget to check the SUB in which the cuspal sub lord itself is placed).
The Role of the Nodes - Rahu and Ketu in K.P.Astrology
Rahu and Ketu are considered as chaaya grahas or shadow planets. They do not have a physical body and hence more of a metaphysical concept. Therefore, these planets (although we refer to them as planets, it is not true in the physical sense) are not allotted the ownership of any sign in the zodiac. There are differing explanations given about rahu and ketu in classical Vedic astrological literature. Some do not allot any ownership or characteristics to them, but some consider them equivalent to Mars and Saturn respectively. Considering what Guruji has taught the students of K.P.Astrology, it should be understood as follows: a) Rahu and Ketu are nodes and do not have any ownership of the signs (rasis). b) However, in effects, they are more powerful than other planets and when they compete for importance with other planets; one should prefer the nodes in place of the other planets. If a node represents a planet, then the node is considered instead of the planet in judging the results. c) Rahu and Ketu in the first place, give the results of the planet they are conjoined with. There is a controversy even in K.P. Astrology as to what such a conjunction means - is it merely occupying the same sign as another planet, or do we take the orbs into consideration? There are people who support both views, but a majority feels that if rahu or ketu occupies the same sign as another planet, one should consider them as being in conjunction with the other planet. d) If Rahu and Ketu are NOT conjoined with any planet, then they will give the results of the planet who aspects them. For this purpose, again, there are different views - some say that only the special aspects ascribed to the three planets Mars, Jupiter and Saturn need to be considered and the 7th aspect common to all planets should not be considered. This view is probably there because, if we look at any chart, rahu and ketu are always 180 degrees apart. Therefore, if one of them is aspected by any planet by the 7th aspect, then the other node will be deemed as being in conjunction with the planet and according to rule 1, the node should give the result due to conjunction more strongly rather than aspect. Logically speaking, this appears to be correct. However, Jyotishya Deepika Ultimate does not assume this rule and thereby simply presents the data to you as it is. It is left to you to make a decision regarding the results ascribed to Rahu and Ketu. e) Guruji, in his 3rd Reader has clearly mentioned that, "if Rahu and Ketu are neither conjoined nor aspected by any planet, then the node should offer the results of the lord of the constellation in which the node is deposited." This form of representation takes precedence. f) Lastly, Rahu and Ketu will offer the results of the lord of the sign in which they are posited. Therefore, we can summarize the effects of Rahu and Ketu as: 1. Primary Results - offered are that of the planet conjoining the node, 2. Secondary Results - offered are that of the planets aspecting the node, 3. Tertiary Results - offered are that of the star lord of the node, 4. Quarternary Results - offered are that of the sign lord of the node. Also, Guruji has time and again mentioned that Rahu or Ketu gives the results to a much greater degree than the planet it represents. Therefore, Rahu or Ketu are considered as agents of the planet under consideration and they even wholly replace the planet under consideration. The last aspect to consider in this article is, what happens to a planet who is in the star of Rahu or Ketu - what results should that planet give? If any planet is in the star of Rahu or Ketu, then that planet, 1) Will signify the matters of the house occupied by the node, 2) Will indicate the matters of the house occupied and owned by the star lord of Rahu or Ketu, 3) Will indicate the matters of the house occupied and owned by the sign lord of Rahu or Ketu. Thus the effects of Rahu and Ketu should be judged in any chart – be it a birth (natal) chart or a horary (prashna) chart.
Ruling Planets and Krishnamurtipaddhati
One of the most important tenets of Krishnamurtipaddhati, especially in timing events, is the concept of Ruling Planets. According to classical thinking in K.P.Astrology, the ruling planets are planets that rule a particular moment in time. These are: a) The Lord of the Star in which the Moon is deposited b) The Lord of the Sign in which the Moon is deposited c) The Lord of the Star in which the Lagna is rising d) The Lord of the Sign in which the Lagna is rising e) The Lord of week day (Hindu day is to be followed which extends from one Sunrise to the next Sunrise) It is said that, the ruling planets play a vital role in determining the timing of events. The ruling planets which rule the time of judgment will be (will be among) the ruling planets when a particular even fructifies. Among the ruling planets, the order of importance is as follows: a) The Lagna Star Lord - is considered as the most powerful ruling planet, followed by b) The Lagna Sign Lord, followed by c) The Moon Star Lord, followed by d) The Moon Sign Lord, and finally, e) The Day Lord It is also to be understood that in recent times, many illustrious students of Krishnamurtipaddhati have also included the following planets as ruling planets: a) The planets which are conjoined with the above mentioned ruling planets, or, those that as aspected by them b) The Lagna Sub Lord (some also consider the sub sub lord) c) The Moon Sub Lord (again some consider the sub sub lord also) Also note that, in every case, if either or both of the nodes represent any ruling planets in the above list, then the Node should be considered as a ruling planet. In fact, as said in an earlier article, a node is more powerful than the planet it represents and can be included "instead of" the concerned planet. No event in this world, including the thinking of human beings is exempt from the influence of planets. Guruji has said "Buddhi Karmaanusaarini", i.e., the mind of a person works as per his Karma and the thoughts that arise are a consequence of the karmic burden which everyone carries. Thus in Horary Astrology, when someone utters a number for a question he/she poses, the number is influenced by the collective planetary influences at that time, which in turn is dependent on the Karmic burden of the individual. Thus while assessing almost every question in Krishnamurtipaddhati one should make use of the ruling planets. In some cases, when the querist' urge to ask a question is very strong or the astrologer gets a very powerful urge to answer a query, Guruji has said that one need not consider anything other than the ruling planets at the moment to analyze the matter at hand. In all cases, without fail, if the urge is sincere and the intent is benign, the ruling planets will guide the receptive astrologer in understanding and judging a problem. Elimination of Ruling Planets: When deciding the time of an event, one considers the ruling planets. If one is judging a horary chart, then one should take the planets which are common between the significators of the matter concerned and also the ruling planets at the time of judgment. However, one must exercise caution in this. Those ruling planets which are in the star of a retrograde planet or in the sub of a retrograde planet, have to be rejected as they never vote for the positive result in any manner. However, if a ruling planet is itself retrograde, but is in the star and sub of a planet in direct motion, then one need not reject the same. But one should note that the retrograde planet will not give favorable results until it becomes direct again and also crosses the point at which it turned retrograde. For example, if Jupiter is retrograde on a given date and it was in 10 Libra 30 when it started retrograding, then one has to wait for the time until Jupiter resumes direct motion and also crosses 10 Libra 30 for it to give favorable results. Jyotishya Deepika makes it possible to get this information at the push of a button. You may select a planet which is retrograde and get to know when the planet turned retrograde and what its longitude was at that time. You will also get information on when the planet resumes direct motion and across the point of retro gradation. Also one should note that ruling planets which are detrimental to the matters signified by a bhaava have to be eliminated as they do not give positive results. Thus if one is judging the results of the 10th bhaava and one finds that the 2 of the planets among the ruling planets at the time judgment are significators of the 9th bhaava, then these two planets have to be eliminated in judging the results. Use of Ruling Planets in Rectifying Birth Time:
Professor Shri K.S.Krishnamurtiji has noted that the planets ruling the time of judgment will be among the ruling planets at the time of birth of an individual. This simple rule helps us to rectify birth times accurately. Jyotishya Deepika Ultimate implements this rule and makes it easy for you to rectify birth times based on the ruling planets at the time of judgment. We will study more of Birth Time Rectification in another article in this reference. Thus, to conclude, ruling planets are a vital tenet of Krishnamurtipaddhati and every query should be judged after taking these into consideration.
Selection of Fruitful Significators
(Please note, extensive references have been made in drafting this article and important sources are: a) KP & Astrology 1990 b) Astrosecrets & Krishnamurtipaddhati Parts 1, 2 and 3 c) III Reader of Late Shri K.S.Krishnamurtiji) More times than not, one may find that, when one wants to judge a particular matter, for example marriage, then almost all the nine planets come in as significators of either or all of the houses 2, 7 and 11. Such a situation is no way rare and all too common an area where many a KP Astrologer falters in selecting the right planets and rejecting the unfruitful ones. Most of the literature we have surveyed in KP Astrology to find an answer to this question, point us to one of the following two principles: 1. Supposing a person wants to know the time of marriage and also he wants to find out the significators which will give marriage in their conjoined period. Then, according to this principle, first note the Sub in which each of the planets figuring as a significator is deposited. If that Sub Lord is a STRONG significator (see explanation below) of any or all houses of marriage (2, 7 or 11), then you have to select the planet as a Fruitful significator, else not! Also, the planet SHOULD NOT be a strong significator of the bhaava/s, which negate the bhaava in question - in this case 1, 6 and 10 for marriage. This is one of the most important methods of eliminating planets which are "merely tempters and not real significators". (Strong significator means - Planet/s in the star of bhaava occupant/s, or, if there are no planets in its stars, the bhaava occupant itself, or if the bhaava is empty (no occupant), then the planet/s in the owners' star/s, or, if again there are no planets in the owner's star/s the owner himself please remember, these conditions are mutually exclusive. That is, if and only if a bhaava occupant has NO PLANETS in his stars, he becomes a strong significator; likewise, IF AND ONLY IF a Bhaava is empty and there are no Planets in the owner's stars, the bhaava owner becomes a strong significator! However, if there are planets occupying the occupants' or owner's star/s, then those planets and the not the occupant or the owner of the bhaava are considered as the strong significators of the bhaava. This is a rule reiterated by many illustrious scholars of KP Astrology in many of their articles and books) 2. The second principle in order to eliminate the weak planets is by considering the ruling planets. Here again, you have to select the ruling planets which are deposited in the SUB of such a planet which is a strong significator of the bhaava matter concerned. Again the planet/s which represent 2, 7 or 11 and 1, 6 or 10 (this is only for the marriage example and for other matters, consider the respective representative houses and their negation houses) have to be rejected outright as they always do harm to the matter at hand and never good. It may become necessary to apply one or both of the above principles depending on the number of planets you get as significators. Please remember, ONLY Strong Significators truly indicate the fructification of the event and are crucial in timing an event. The "weak significators" only fortify the event and may help to bring it to completion. But the event should and will always materialize in the Dasha, Bhukti Antara of the Strong Significator/s. In conclusion, let us see what weak significators are: a) If a planet A occupies the II Bhaava and B and C are in the Star of A, then B and C are the "Strongest Significators of Bhaava II". b) If the condition in (a) is true, then the planet A itself which is the occupant of the II Bhaava, is rendered only a weak significator of the bhaava. However, that does not mean that planet A will never contribute to the bhaava matters or the results of II Bhaava never materialize during the period governed by planet A. But to time an event, we should consider only planets B and C in the first place in preference to A. Please bear in mind that planet A still gives the result of the bhaava it occupies, but when it has planets deposited in its star/s, it is only connected to the bhaava and not a strong significator of the bhaava. c) Now let us come to planets which are in conjunction with planets B and C. Let us for example say that planet M is in conjunction with planet B. If a true conjunction exists between planet B and M (taking the western aspects orb into consideration as ruled by our Guruji), then the planet M is also rendered as a Strong Significator of the II Bhaava. It is then more powerful than planet A itself as a significator of the II Bhaava.
d) Suppose there is no true conjunction, and planet M happens to occupy only the same sign as planet B (as taken in classical Vedic astrology two planets in the same sign are said to be in conjunction), then the planet M is a weak significator of the II Bhaava - that is, it is only connected to the II Bhaava. In strength it is weaker than planet A itself which is the occupant of the II Bhaava. e) In another case, let us consider a planet Q which is aspected by planet B. Now B is a strong significator of II Bhaava by being deposited in the star of planet A, the occupant of the bhaava. However, because planet Q is only aspected by planet B, planet Q is said to be only connected to the II Bhaava, or in other words, is a weak significator of the II Bhaava. f) However, please note..... if the planet in conjunction or aspect of the strong significator is actually a Node (Rahu or Ketu) then the node becomes a Strong Significator of the bhaava concerned. That is because the nodes are very powerful. Especially if there is a true conjunction with a node, the node can be taken in the place of the actual significator planet because the node is so powerful. I hope, this clarifies the topic of selecting the most fruitful significators in judging any event. Please note, that this is equally applicable to both natal and horary charts and is one of the most important (and believe me, also the most difficult and confusing) aspects of Krishnamurtipaddhati.
Predictive KP Astrology
This article gives you an effective starting point to learn about “what” houses or bhaavas need to be judged for “what matters”. Please note that the article is based on the classical readers written by Guruji Shri KSK. Judging Longevity · · ·
The houses 1, 3 and 8 are considered as the bhaavas connected to the longevity of a native. The houses 2, 7 and 12 are known as the "Maarakasthaanas" (death inflicting houses) as they are 12 counted from 3, 8 and 1 respectively. Baadhakasthaanas are those houses, which cause harm to a native. In most cases, the baadhaka houses are extremely important in considerations of longevity and for timing the death of a native. For native born with lagna in "Chara (MOVABLE)" rasis, the 11th house is considered as the baadhakasthaana. The 9th house is the baadhakasthaana for native born with lagna in "Sthira (FIXED)" rasis and finally, the 7th house is the baadhakasthaana for natives born with lagna in "Ubhaya (DUAL)" rasis. As far as death is concerned, the baadhaka houses are more important than the actual maaraka houses. Hence the baadhakasthaana should be given due consideration. · Saturn is the CHIEF GOVERNOR of longevity (AAYUSHYA KAARAKA). Hence any judgment of longevity should be made only after consideration of Saturn and His Significations (both at a stellar level and also at the sub lord level).
Judging Health, Disease and Cure · · ·
The Lagna is the most important house to be considered for judging the health of a native. The 6th house should be judged for knowing the disease, it's chronicity and impact on life. The cure of disease should be judged from houses 1, 5 and 11. The 11th house indicates absence of bedridden sickness and the 5th cure of disease.
Accidents and Injuries · · · · · · ·
Shri K.M. Subramanian in his classic work, Sub Lord Speaks, has listed the "TRIGONS". The 12 houses can be divided into 4 Trigons (grouping of three). The first trigon comprises of the houses 1-5-9 and these reveal the self of the native. The second trigon includes houses 2-6-10, which are collectively known as the "Material Trinity", defining the material prospects of the native. The third trigon is comprised of the houses 3-7-11 and reflects the communicative abilities of a person and his/her worldly connections and benefits there from. The fourth trigon of houses is made up of houses 4-8-12. This is the trigon governing accidents, assaults, afflictions, plots and fatality of the native. Therefore, to judge accidents and injuries, one should judge the fourth trigon. · Among the planets, natural malefics like Mars (cuts, wounds), Saturn (joint dislocations and bone fractures), Rahu (burns, scalds) and Ketu (self-undoing, addictions) are important in causing accidents and injuries (subject matters are indicated within brackets).
Education of a Native · ·
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The houses 4, 9 and 11 are to be judged for all matters concerning education of a native. The 4th house is the main house of education and denotes primary education and basic education (up to graduation). It should be judged to know whether one will attend school or college regularly and how one will prepare and fare in examinations and competitions. The 9th house is the house of "Higher Education". It denotes post-doctoral research, innovations, spiritual studies and anything to do with the "higher sciences". The 11th house is important as it deals with "realization of ambitions" and "fulfillment of desires". To judge whether one will emerge successful in an examination, the 11th house should be judged in addition to the 4th house. To judge when one will complete one's education, the houses 3, 5 and 8 have to be judged. This is because they denote "completion" of the matters concerned with education. · In addition to the above houses, the planets Mercury and Jupiter are natural governors of education and due consideration should be attached to their significance in the native's chart.
Judging One's House, Building and Lands · ·
For purchase or construction of a house or building, the houses 4, 11 and 12 are to be judged. 4th house is the main house governing houses, buildings and property in general (immovable) and also vehicles. The 11th house indicates fulfillment of one's desire to own a house and the 12th indicates parting with the money (paying the owner to buy or rent a house) required for the house/building. The houses 3, 5 and 10 should be judged for disposing (selling) a building or house or landed property. · The most important natural governors are Mars for buildings and Saturn for land mines, estates, plantations etc.
Judging Marriage · ·
Consider the houses 2, 7 and 11 for marriage. 2nd House depicts kutumbam and marriage brings an addition to family. The 7th house denotes wife or husband, who is the life partner. It is the main house for marriage. The 11th house denotes permanent friendship, emotional bonding and pleasures of life which are the natural outcome of marriage. The houses 1, 6 and 10, representing the 12th from 2, 7 and 11 are the houses denoting separation or divorce in life. These houses indicate the absence of married life. · Venus is the planet who is the chief governor for marriage and in all cases, the significations of Venus have to be judged before venturing a prediction related to marriage or married life.
Judging Child Birth and Children · ·
The houses 2, 5 and 11 are to be considered for child birth. The 2nd house indicates the family (kutumbam) and any additions to the family resulting from child birth. The 5th house is the main house for progeny. It denotes the first pregnancy or child for a native. The second is shown by the 7th house and the third by the 9th (siblings are shown by the 3rd house - hence the 3rd from the 5th is the 7th and the 3rd from the 7th is the 9th and so on). The 11th house is the 5th house from the 7th (house of the husband or wife). To judge the absence of childbirth or to investigate the loss of children, the houses 1, 4 and 10 are to be judged. These are the 12th houses from 2, 5 and 11 respectively. · Jupiter is the chief governor of progeny. In addition to Jupiter, Moon in a woman's chart denotes fertility and Mars menstruation. In a man's chart, Venus denotes fertility and Sun vitality necessary for begetting children. Hence these planets and their significations should be carefully considered in any judgment concerning child birth and children.
Foreign Travel · · ·
The most important houses to be judged for foreign travel are 3, 9 and 12. The 3rd house is the 12th to the 4th indicating one getting away from one's home. The 9th house indicates long journey and the 12th indicates life in a new environment (foreign place). Moon is the chief governor for journeys.
Finance and Prosperity
One's Profession and Service: · · · · ·
The houses 2, 6 and 10 are most important in judging one's profession. 2nd is the Dhana bhaava and indicates money earned by one's efforts. 6th refers to the services one renders (to an employer) and 10th indicates the profession one pursues. Sun is the chief governor for profession. The houses 1, 5 and 9 should be considered for judging any change in one's profession or service as also one's retirement from service. The 8th house should be considered to judge the receipt of one's pension, gratuity or provident fund. The houses 3, 10 and 12 should be considered for judging whether one gets transferred as part of one's job. The houses 1, 8, 9 and 12 are to be judged with reference to dismissal or suspension from service and the loss of status and power associated with one professional position.
One's Finance: · · ·
The houses 2, 3, 6 and 11 are to be considered for judging gain of money in any manner. 2, 3, 6 and 11 indicate money gained from lottery/luck or windfall. The houses 2, 5, 6 and 11 indicate money gained as a result of speculation (stocks and shares, betting etc). · Jupiter is the chief governor for finance and financial matters.
Business Prospects · · ·
The 7th house is the main and most important house to consider for business prospects. It indicates the business partner or any legal partnership into which one may enter. The houses 2 and 10 also need to be considered to find out how one will fare in independent business and the gain or loss there from.
Guidelines for Professional K.P. Astrologers
(This article is based (but not a reproduction) on an article by a great K.P. astrologer, thinker and luminary, Shri Late M.P. Shanmugam.) (Our respectful acknowledgements are due to the original author, and we do not claim any ownership of the content we have referred to, except for the additional text matter, grammar and formatting, which we have used to adapt the text to this article. This article is given here in good faith to help sincere K.P. Learners and upcoming K.P. Enthusiasts and there are no intentions otherwise) The following "Commandments" are given for every sincere and honest student of Krishnamurtipaddhati. All of us are students and as long as we remain as students, we always empower the GURU to mould us and teach us. The moment we feel that we are masters, and then we have lost that innocence which binds us to our GURU's feet. By this we not only lose the opportunity to learn and get better, but we also get shrouded in the ignorance of our bloated egos, which casts a dark veil of tamo guna, which is at times powerful enough to engulf us for the rest of our lives or careers. Hence let us pray that the GURU keeps us as "always HIS students and disciples" and we continue to learn all along. With these humble words, I will take the privilege of passing down the commandments to you, my dear user, patron and guide, for you to adopt and practice and ensure success in every walk of your astrology career. 1. Before commencing your days' work, make it a mandatory duty to Pray to your GURU (Your personal or spiritual GURU), to Your Kuladevata (Family Diety) and the Great Lord Ucchishta Maha Ganapati (who was worshipped by our revered Guruji Shri KSK). Then offer your salutations to the great GURU Late Shri. K.S. Krishnamurtiji who, out of his benevolence and love for the astrological world, toiled hard to find the golden rays of truth and accuracy through his wonderful Krishnamurtipaddhati. Shed your ego and shatter it to bits. Resolve that whatever you judge that day or speak that day are not your words, but that of your GURU and it is in HIS glory that you are basking. That way, you stand insured against all the negative karmas which you may inadvertently acquire as a result of identifying your ego with the actions you perform. 2. Take a number between 1 and 249 and analyze this chart yourself, for that day's work. How your work will be, and what efforts may be needed. Before you even cast the horary chart, take the ruling planets for the moment and note down the following levels:
a) Day Lord b) Moon Sign Lord c) Moon Star Lord d) Lagna Sign Lord e) Lagna Star Lord f) Lagna Sub Lord These 6 levels are extremely important. Among these levels, the last two levels vary, and that too the Lagna Sub Lord is the fastest changing level. By a general rule, you may notice that persons approaching you for consultations with their charts will meet you when the planets in levels 1, 2 and 3 operate - that is on stars of planets in levels 1, 2, 3 and the Moon Sign. Next the lagna transits from morning to evening, changing roughly every 2 hours, and accordingly, persons who approach you will fit in the levels 4, 5 and 6 (that is when planets signifying levels 4, 5 and 6 operate). 3. It might happen that, the Moon's Star will be the star of the querist, or it may be a star one before or after the Moon's Star. The Moon's Star Lord may be the current Dasha/Bhukti or Antara Lord of the querist. 4. If such a connection exists between your RPs for the moment of judgment and the querist coming to you, then you may safely go ahead with the rest. However, if such a connection is lacking, beware of the intent of the querist (he/she may be only testing you or may have come to ridicule astrology!). Further, when there is no connection, please be very careful in meting out predictions - your chances of failing are high. 5. When a prediction is given, there should be no "Tendency or Wavering". There is no room for vagueness in K.P.Astrology. Guruji has time and again reiterated that a sincere and honest astrologer, who only has the good intentions concerning the consultant in mind, can and will never go wrong. GOD, NATURE or GURU, as you may call the Higher Force, will always guide you to the truth. 6. When giving predictions, take utmost care, not to upset or mentally torture your querist. It may be fun for you, but for a person who has come to you with a real problem, every word, every action and every movement of yours' matters. Do not sound Harsh, Do not sound vague. Be empathetic to your clients - that is try to put yourself in their place and feel what it is like to be in such a situation. There is no use of "sympathizing" with them. Empathy is needed and not sympathy. Even if the results are bad or fatal, remember that you are dealing with a real human being who is emotionally connected to his/her family, friends and the world. Try to give the correct results in as much a palatable form as possible. Remember that even the bitterest medicines are mixed with honey. 7. Always proceed in a logical manner and never forget the "First Principles" elucidated by Shri KSK. Guruji never said anything in a vague manner. He was always sure and to the point. He never gave vague rules, but only simple yet powerful dictums. So go from the first principles... you will always come out correct. 8. Remember that a Planet always gives the results of the Bhaava occupied by its star Lord and also the Bhaava/s owned by the star lord. However, whether the planet does well or bad to these results (that is gives friendship or enemity, profit or loss as an example) must be judged from the Sub Lord of the planet. Never ignore the Sub Lord and bypass its' significations in venturing a "SHORT CUT PREDICTION". There is nothing called a Short Cut in KP Astrology. Our Revered Guruji has trimmed all the leaves and kept the garden in order before he left his mortal coil. His rules have to followed in TOTO. There is no point in trying to take some aspects of his rules and trying to discover more. Of course, research is at the heart of KP and Guruji himself encouraged research. But, please remember research does not always have to be to negate the basic rules. No one did research to challenge the existence of gravity discovered by Newton. By everyone found more much beyond the simple rules. That is welcome. 9. Always judge the planets in an orderly manner. First identify the bhaavas which are to be judged for the matter concerned. Then look at the Bhaava Sub Lord and his significations. Then look at the Bhaava Significators and their Sub Lords. 10. Always remember, finding new exotic things is always not innovative or prudent thinking. Many great discoveries are accidental and unintentional. But there is place for logic and first principles-based research. Astrology needs such research! .. Research that is ground up....not starting in space and coming down. With these I conclude this article. I sincerely apologize if in any manner, any content in this article has hurt your sentiments or beliefs. Such an outcome is purely unintentional. These ten points are gathered from great articles written by great stalwarts like Shri Shanmugam and others. I have only added "my two cents" in formatting the text and putting in some grammar (so all the faults are mine!). I request your pardon and understanding in reading these articles.