A systematic approach to make a
prediction would involve four stages
viz. examination of horoscope( Birth
chart, Navamsa chart, relevant divisional
charts, assessment of planetary strengths,
ashtakavarga, yogas etc) and use of
appropriate dasas for broad timing of event,
resort to varshaphal technique (Tajik/Tithi
Pravesh) for closer timing and application
of planetary transit dicta. This is a time
consuming procedure which may take up to
two hours even for experienced astrologers.
Therefore, busy astrologers generally have
to restrict the astrological examination to
Birth chart, Moon chart, Vimsottari dasa and
application of their favourite thumb rules of
planetary transit. For planetary transits alone
there are different options viz. single planet
transit, double transit, triple transit etc. In this
context the author would like to mention
that Sh. P.V.R. Narasimha Rao, an eminent
astrologer, has evolved five principles
relating to the effects of transit planets, One
of them is “ Padamsas and Transits” which
means activation of longitude based padas
(arudhas) of relevant houses by transiting
planets, resulting in the fructification of a
predicted event. This is somewhat similar to
Latta of transit planets on janma nakshtra but
far more versatile and precise. The principle
is under –
“ At the time of a major event in life, an
important planet has a close conjuction
with, or close aspect on the natal divisional
longitude of the arudha pada of a relevant
house, in a relevant divisional chart.
Nakshatra Mahadasa lord or Antardasa
lord or a planet related to that house in the
natal rasi (birth) or divisional chart may be
considered for transits.” Sh. Narasimha Rao
suggests that not only full but 3/4th aspect
may also be considered.
Calculation of Pada.
Before going through examples illustrating
the efficacy of this principle it is essential
to understand the meaning of longitude
based pada (arudh) in birth chart and
divisional charts. Normally pada is sign
based and has no longitude. But pada
can have exact longitude like planets. To
calculate longitude based pada one has
to proceed as follows: Take the longitude of
the cusp of a house. Take the distance from
it to the planet owning the sign where the
cusp is placed. Take the same distance from
the planet. The point thus arrived at is the
pada of the house. If the pada is between
0°– 30° or between 180º – 210° range from
the cusp of the house, subtract three signs
(90°) from it. Alternatively, add 9 Signs to it.
This is analogous to shifting the sign based
pada forward by 9 houses. If it falls in the
same house or in the 7th from it.
In this horoscope the Lagna and Rashi are
Libra and Gemini respectively.
Mahadasha lord Saturn is 4th and 5th house
lord and placed in Lagna in its exaltation
sign. As per above mentioned astrological
Yoga if 5th lord is in 5th or Lagna then
the native begets child immediately
after marriage. This Yoga worked for this
horoscope and within one and half year
of marriage she got her first baby girl.
5th lord of birth chart is in a friendly sign
in Navamsa and the significator Jupiter is
exalted and that became the reason of
quick child birth after marriage.
At the time of birth of child Saturn/Rahu
Dasha was in operation. (Dasha of 5th
house lord and Antardasha lord is aspected
by 5th lord). As per astrological Yogas the
timing of birth of child is dependant on
the 5th house, 5th lord and the Dasha of
planets aspecting or owning 5th house. In
this horoscope the Dasha/Antardasha are
conducive for child birth as per this rule.
At the time of birth of child the 5th
lord Saturn was transiting on Lagna in
retrograde motion on natal Saturn and the
significator Jupiter was also aspecting 5th
lord Saturn. The double transit impact on
5th lord, Dasha lord and Antardasha lord
is also active. So, the favourable transit
resulted into child birth.
In this horoscope the signs of ascendant
and Rashi are Leo & Pisces respectively.
After 4 years of marriage on 19th January
2016 she gave birth to a healthy son. In
Venus is placed in 5th
house and 5th lord and the significator of
5th Jupiter is conjunct with 2nd & 11th lord
Mercury in 7th house.
She conceived in Ketu/Saturn Dasha and
gave birth to her son in Ketu/Mercury
Dasha. Ketu and Mercury Dasha proved
conducive because the Antardasha lord
and the dispositor of Ketu conjunct with
5th lord is also the significator of 5th house.
लग्नेशे पुत्रभावस्थे पुत्रेशे बलसंयुते
परिपूर्णबले जीवे पुत्रप्राप्तिर्न संशयः - (भारतीय कुंडली विज्ञान
/ पंचमभाव विचार- 423)
One in whose horoscope the 5th lord
Jupiter is very strong and aspected by the
Lagna lord then she would certainly give
birth to children.
The above mentioned Yoga is also
available in this horoscope. 5th house
is occupied by benefic Venus whereas
5th lord Jupiter is conjunct with benefic
Mercury and both are not afflicted with
the aspect of malefic planet. Therefore,
she is enjoying motherhood by giving birth
to a son. 5th house is hemmed between
malefic planets and that is why some
delay in child birth caused some tensions.
5th lord, the significator of 5th house and
the dispositor of 5th lord i.e Saturn of birth
chart all are attaining strength in Navamsa
and similarly the planet occupying 5th
house of birth chart is also strong in
The planet occupying 5th house in birth
chart is Vargottami in Saptamsa. 5th lord of
birth chart is in a friendly sign in Saptamsa.
The dispositor of 5th lord of birth chart is
exalted in Saptamsa.
• At the time of birth of child Jupiter
is transiting in friendly sign Leo and
enhancing auspiciousness of house
of children by giving aspect to it from
lagna. In addition to it this Jupiter is
also giving aspect to 5th lord and
the significator of 5th. The auspicious
aspect of Jupiter of transit on related
Bhava, Bhavesh and Karaka resulted
into child birth.
Lagna and Rashi are Pisces and Aquarius
respectively. 5th lord Moon is placed in
12th house in conjunction with Jupiter. This
planetary position of both is causing delay
in begetting children. In addition to that
the 5th house is occupied by 6th lord &
7th lord. Mercury is 5th lord from Moon so
it is giving slightly better position. They got
married in November 2010. After 4 years of
marriage she got a male issue. At the time
of birth of child Dasha in operation were
that of Jupiter/Moon. So, she got child
during conducive Dasha of significator
and Antardasha of 5th lord.
Significator of children, the dispositor of
5th lord of birth chart and the dispositor of
significator of children are Uchhabhilashi in
Navamsa chart so inspite of weak position
of 5th lord and significator in birth chart they
got blessed with a son. The weak position of
these in birth chart and the affliction of 5th
house in birth chart caused delay.
The significator of 5th house is in friendly sign
in Saptamsa and the 5th lord of birth chart
is also occupying the Rashi of significator
On the day of birth of child exalted Jupiter
was transiting into 5th house and the 5th
to 5th house was under the double transit
impact of Saturn and Jupiter.
This is the horoscope of a female whose
Lagna and Rashi are Pisces and cancer
respectively. She got married in August
1999 and gave birth to twins after a long
wait of 11 years.
तनयगतस्तनयपतिर्मतिन्यं मानितं जनं कुरुते
सुतकलितं प्रकटजनविख्यातं मानवं कुरुते
-(मानसागरी / अध्याय -5)
If the 5th lord is placed in the 5th house in a
horoscope the native is wise, respectable among people, has several sons and very
popular among famous people.
सुतेशे पंचमे यश्य तस्य पुत्रा भवन्ति हि
क्षणिकः क्रूर भाषी च धार्मिको मतिमान भवेत्
The placement of 5th lord in 5th house
proves instrumental in begetting several
sons. This type of person loses her temper
very quickly and likewise retrieves it
back to the normal. Such a person is
very religious and intelligent.
• The above mentioned Yoga is
getting formed in above mentioned
horoscope completely. She gave
birth to twins but after a long delay,
the analysis of which is as follows-
• In this horoscope the 5th lord Moon
is in conjunction with 6th lord in very
close degrees. This conjunction in 5th
house is one reason of delay as the
strength of Moon is nil. The significator
of children Jupiter is debilitated. At
the time of birth of the child Dasha
and Antardasha in operation was
that of Venus and 5th lord Moon.
She gave birth to twins. During child
birth Dasha was conducive as the
dispositor of Dasha lord is in 5th house
and the Antardasha lord placed
in 5th house owns this house. The
reason of delay is the affliction of 5th
house, 5th lord and the significator of
In Navamsa chart the dispositor of 5th
lord of birth chart is Dasha lord. Here in
the divisional chart of marriage the rising
of 8th house sign in Lagna resulted into
trouble in between the time spanning
from the date of marriage till the birth
of child. The impact of Rahu Ketu of
Navamsa is the other cause of delay
in marriage. In addition the significator
Jupiter is placed in 8th house. These
Yogas are causing delay.
In Saptamsa chart 5th lord of birth chart
is in the Rashi of significator of children
whereas the planet Sun is exalted.
The dispositor of significator of children is
under the double transit impact of Saturn
and Jupiter. In Lagna chart, Navamsa and Saptamsa
chart the position of 5th house, 5th lord and
the significator of 5th is not very good but
inspite of that they were blessed with children
as Moon of birth chart is in its own sign and
aspected by Jupiter. The less strength of all
involved planets caused delay in child birth.
दृष्टे पुत्रेश्वर तेन पुत्रार्ति कथयन्ति हि।।
भारतीय कुंडली विज्ञान/पंचमभाव विचार/425
If the lord of 5th house in the horoscope of
a native is placed in 6th, 8th or 12th house
then the native suffers from the agony of
destruction of progeny.
सुतेशे रिष्फभावस्थे पुत्रसौख्यविवजिंतः।
जातकः क्रीततनयो ग्राहयपुत्रोअथवा भवेत।।
If 5th lord is placed in 12th house the native is
devoid of son or has an adopted son.
Birth Chart Analysis
In this horoscope of Leo ascendant Saturn
and Rahu are placed in Lagna. Rahu forming
Kalsarp Yoga is giving aspect to 5th house.
5th lord exalted Jupiter is placed in 12th. The
placement of 5th lord in 12th house cannot
be appreciated. Jupiter is also the Karaka of
5th house so the karaka and 5th lord both
are in bad house thus causing delay. In
addition to that Rahu's aspect on 5th is also
In above given horoscope apart from 5th
lord and the significator the dispositor of 5th
lord is also very weak and that is why she
could not beget children in her 16 years of
marriage specifically as Dasha in operation
was not conducive.
In Jupiter/Jupiter Dasha chances were not
much however now with the complete
activation of Jupiter Dasha there are
chances of child birth as 5th to 5th house is
strong and the Saturn of transit is about to
move into the 5th house.
above mentioned analysis indicates
that three factors i.e 5th house, 5th lord and
significator of 5th house should be strong in
the chart of a person to expect fortunate,
healthy and capable children's birth at
Although dasha of 5th lord, dispositor of
5th lord, significator of 5th house, dispositor
of significator, the planet occupying or
aspecting 5th house or 5th lord and the
planet conjunct with 5th lord, proves
conducive for child birth but the less strength
of above mentioned factors can delay the
timing of child birth, whereas the complete
affliction and zero strength of these planets
can also result in the denial of progeny.
In transit the activation of 5th house, 5th
lord and significator of 5th with double
transit impact speeds up this process
especially if Dasha lord having direct
relationship with 5th house is also under
double transit impact.