A (Arishta or Malefic
letter "A" represents Arishta or malefic effects of
planets. Here as usual, the lagna lord plays the most important
role. Next to the lagna lord, the Moon is important. Then come
into play the sixth house and its lord, the eighth house and
its lord and the twelfth house and its lord.
are divided into two categories, malefics and benefics. The
benefics are Jupiter, Venus, Mercury and the strong Moon (the
Moon is neither malefic nor very near the Sun). The malefics
are Saturn, Mars, Rahu, Ketu and the Sun. So against five
malefics there are only four benefics, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury
and the Moon. Even out of these four benefics, the Moon and
Mercury can become ineffective or even malefic if they are in
the company of malefic or come under their influence. Then
retrograde benefics also lose their natural benefic
for Danger Points
malefics are Saturn, Mars, Rahu, Ketu and the
2. The Moon and Mercury under
malefic influences become malefics.
3. Retrograde benefics lose
their beneficence particularly if they are aspected by
4. The lagna lord placed in
the eighth, sixth or twelfth house is bad for
5. The Moon, in childhood, is
a danger signal for a child if under malefic influence and even
in adulthood or old age if in ill-placed (in the sixth, eighth
or the twelfth) house or/and malefic influences.
As usual, the
dasha sequence and transit of planets are important in timing
The lords of the
second and seventh houses and planets in the second and
the seventh houses and their dasha periods are the
periods to be watched, when sicknesses and diseases
affect an individual. There are many other principles.
Here only a very easy instance is being given. House-wise
For Mesha, Venus
as the second and the seventh lord.
Mercury as the second lord and Mars as the seventh lord are to
In this way all
the death-inflicting planets can be tabulated for all lagnas.
For further reading refer to my
Destiny and the Wheel of Time".
Sound Time Tested
The sound and
time-tested principles of good life and health
1. Benefics in
kendras (in the lagna, the fourth, seventh and tenth houses)
2. Malefics in
the third, sixth and eleventh houses.
examining any horoscope apply the following
1. Are there
benefics in the kendras?
2. Are there
malefics in the third, sixth and eleventh houses?
3. Are lagna lord
and the Moon ill placed in the sixth, eighth and twelfth
4. Is the lagna
5. Is the lagna
6. Is the Moon
7. Is the
mahadasha running along with its sub-period running and the
sub-periods to follow promising recovery for continuing
sickness or misfortune?
8. Are malefics
in transit harmful?
9. Finally, is
the opening dasha and its sub-period itself make that start of
someone’s life with ill-health?
Arishta examples are being illustrated
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