Indian astrology is a comprehensive
divine science passed down to posterity
by our visionary Rishis for knowing the
past, present and future of every aspect
of human life, including marriage.
Among the 12 houses of a horoscope,
the 1st House (lagna) refers to the
person himself, and its opposite (7th)
House refers to his/her spouse. The
2nd House refers to family, the 4th
House to happiness, the 5th House to
love, affection and progeny; 8th House
to mangalya (marital happiness), the
11th House to fulfi lment of desires,
and 12th House (Sign) located in these
Houses and aspect of benefi c planets
(Jupiter, Venus, unaffl icted Mercury
and strong Pakshabali Moon) and
absence of infl uence of malefi c planets
(Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu) and
the Sun, ensure marital happiness.
Malefi c infl uence on 7th House, its
lord and Karaka (signifi cator) without
any redeeming benefi c aspect destroys
The Moon represents mind (Chandrama
manso jatah) and thought process.
Mars, the planet of vigour and energy,
and Venus, the planet of love and sex,
create mutual attraction between the
opposite sex. The blessings of Jupiter
bind man and woman into bond of
marriage. After marriage, the restrictive
Saturn keeps marriage partners within
regulated conjugal relationship. It
controls amorous digression, teaches
faithfulness, and thereby ensures
lasting bond of marriage.
The Sanskrit name of Mars (Mangal)
is Angarak, meaning one that burns.
When Mars is located in 1st, 4th, 7th,
8th and 12th House, it forms Mangal
Dosh. By such location it adversely
affects marriage related Houses, either
by conjunction or its 4th, 7th and 8th
aspect. Mars in 7th and 8th House
gives worst results and may even cause
death of the spouce. In South India, the
location of Mars in 2nd House (family)
is also considered Mangal Dosh,
harming the 2nd
House (family), it
also affl icts 8th
by its 7th aspect.
Mangal Dosh is
indicated in the
following chart for easy comprehension.
The horoscopes of Boy and Girl with
Mangal Dosh requires proper matching
for counter-balancing the evil effect of
Mars before solemnisation of marriage.
Saturn in the 7th House makes the
native dull, morose and under-sexed.
The marriage is delayed or scleminesed
with a widow (or) an aged or not so
good looking inidividual. Saturn if
conjoined with, or aspected by malefi c
planets causes broken engagements. A
girl with such a combination remains
spinster (unmarried till advanced age).
Rahu in 7th House also causes late and
disturbed married life. The wife may
belong to lower caste, is sickly, there
is possibility of cheating in marriage.
The individual may also have intercaste
Ketu in 7th House indicates unhappy
married life. The wife may be foulmouthed
or may talk irrelevant, except
in Scorpio Sign where it is exalted. The
wife may remain sick or expire early.
When the Sun is posited in the
7th House, the wife belongs to a
higher status family, is proud and
domineering, which makes married
life unhappy. In a girl's horoscope, the
location of Sun in 7th House, unless
aspected by benefi cs, indicates the
possibility of the girl being rejected
and discarded by the husband after
A strong and well aspected Mercury of
Moon in the 7th House gives a young,
beautiful and intelligent wife. Mercury
as the 7th lord, if weak and affl icted by
malefi cs, makes the wife of the native
argumentative, who works against
the husband and destroys marital
happiness. The location of Mercury
with Saturn or Ketu, or receiving
their aspect in 7th House makes the
Jupiter is the signifi cator for husband
in girl's horoscope, and Venus is the
signifi cator for wife. Their strength,
placement in good House, their aspect
on 7th House and its lord ensures
marital happiness. When Jupiter and
Venus are related to the 7th House,
the wife is from the same caste.
According to Sarvartha Chintamani
(Ch.6, S1.43) :
गुरुणा सहिते दृष्टे दारनाथे बलान्विते।
कारके वा तथा भावे पत्नी व्रतपरायणा।।
meaning, "when the lord of 7th House
is strong, located with Jupiter or
aspected by it; if the signifi cator of wife
(Venus) and the 7th House are similarly
strong and infl uenced by Jupiter, the
native gets a faithful and chaste wife."
on the contrary,
नीचांशे नीचसंयुक्ते दारनाथे च कारके।
कुस्त्रीयुतो भवेज्जातः शुभदृष्टि विवर्जिते।।
meaning, "If the 7th House lord and
Venus (Karaka) are debilitated in
Navamsa or with a debiliteted planet,
and devoid of benefi c aspect, then the
native gets a bad wife."
Among the Shadavarga Charts, the
Navamsa chart deals with marriage
prospects, and is examined along with
According to Shadavarga Phal Prakash:
नवांशनाथे स्वलवे स्वभावौ शुभेक्षिताढ्येऽशुभयोगहीने।
प्राष्नोति रामामतुलावश्यं नरो विनायासमपापरूपाम्।।
meaning , "If the Navamsa Lagna lord
is in own sign, exalted, conjoined
with benefi cs and devoid of malefi c
infl uence, then the individual gets a
handsome spouse who is capable and
of decent nature."
When Navamsa Lagna lord is Mars,
the wife will be of cruel nature and
not of good character. If Sun, she will
be devoted but domineering. If Moon,
then beautiful and peace loving. If
Mercury, then intelligent, beautiful and
capable. If Jupiter, then good natured
and religious. If Venus, then beautiful,
loves comforts and indulgent to the
extent of going astray. If Saturn, then
the wife is of cruel nature and opposed
to husband. If Navamsa Lagna lord is
with Rahu or Ketu, She is secretive,
cruel and acts against her husband. If
the Navamsa Lagna lord is conjoined
with other malefi cs or receives their
aspect, then the wife is quarrelsome.
The role of 7th House has been
enumerated above in suffi cient detail.
After that the role of 7th House lord
is described. To begin with, strong 7th
lord improves the 7th house result.
When the 7th lord is strong and
aspected by benefi cs, the inlaws are
wealthy, but if it is weak and affl icted
they are not so well off.
The result of location of 7th lord in
different house of the horoscope,
subject to its strength and aspects, is
In 1st House : When the 7th lord is a
benefi c and friendly to the Lagna lord,
the wife comes from a known family,
is helpful to the native and the couple
lives happily. If the lord of 7th House
and Lagna are located in Lagna itself
close to each other, the native marries
early. (दारेश्वरे सन्निहिते विलग्नेनाथस्य बाल्ये परिणीतमारहुः।)
Sarvartha Chintamani (No. 6.59). But
if she dies, the native marries again,
and the second wife survives.
In 2nd House : The native marries
early and becomes prosperous after
marriage. But if affl icted and weak, the
native faces fi nancial stringency after
In 3rd House : The wife is a source of
strength to the native. If affl icted, the
wife may have soft corner for native's
In 4th House : The wife is good
natured and helpful to the native, who
becomes prosperous. If affl icted the
native remains unhappy.
In 5th House : The native's wife is a
cultured and religious person, who
begets him many children. If affl icted,
the wife will be obstinate and cruel.
In 6th House : The wife is sickly. The
native has to spend much on his wife,
and may incur debt. He also faces
diffi culties in profession/business after
marriage. Benefi c aspect improves the
In 7th House : The native marries
early and leads a happy life with his
spouse. If the 7th lord is malefi c and
affl icted there may be affairs outside
In 8th House : Marriage is delayed and
married life is unhappy, unless there
is benefi c aspect on the 8th house.
In 9th House : The wife brings luck
to the native, whose fortune rises after
In 10th House : The wife comes from
good background and proves helpful
in native's profession/enterprise or
may be a working lady herself.
In 11th House : Married life is happy.
wife's rich relatives will help the native.
In 12th House : The marriage is late.
There is huge expenditure on wife.
If affl icted, the wife may die early or
there may be separation.
The above results equally apply to the
horoscopes of females.
Among the trans-Saturn planets,
neptune's infl uence on marriage
related houses and their lords indicates
deception, alienation and sexual
pervorsion. The marriage may not
conform to family norms and customs.
Uranus is a planet of innovation,
suddeness and revolt against the
existing system. Its infl uence on 7th
house and its lord leads to broken
romance and engagements. Marriage
is usually against the religious norms.
It may cause marriage by elopement.
Uranus affl icting 5th and 7th house,
their lords, and/or Venus indicates
hasty marriage and quick separation.
Pluto causes strains and tension in
married life and may cause a second
A Happily Married Lady
17.02.1964, 20.59 hrs., Jabalpur(M.P)
In this horoscope, Virgo Lagna and
Pisces Rasi are
both even Signs.
Karaka for beauty
and lord of 2nd
and 9th House
Venus is exalted
in 7th House.
Jupiter is in own
Sign in 7th House.
Moon, Venus and
Jupiter in 7th House aspect Lagna.
Lagna Lord Mercury is in 5th House.
Rahu and Ketu are exalted. Sun,
Mars and Saturn in 6th House form
Vipreet Rajyoga. Venus and Jupiter
form Malavya Yoga and Hans Yoga
respectively. In view of so many benefi c
factors the malafi c effect caused by the
aspect of Mars and Saturn on the 12th
House, and of Rahu on 2nd House did
not create much problem. The lady has
fair complexion, charming personality,
is soft spoken, polite and well behaved.
She is enjoying a very happy and
prosperous married married life.
An Unhappy Married Life
Lagna and 7th House Lords are inimical
and 7th house is occupied by malefi cs.
Jupiter, lord of 6th
and 9th House,
and Karaka for
7th House and
Saturn and Ketu.
The 4th House
( h a p p i n e s s )
Kalatrakaraka Venus is in 6th House
and combust. Her married life has been
full of quarrels and quite unhappy.
Early Death of Husband
08.05.1961, 00.50 hrs., Hissar.
Lagna lord Saturn and 7th Lord
Moon are inimical to each other. Mars
in 7th House,
Mars is aspected
d e b i l i t a t e d
Jupiter and Moon.
Saturn affl icts
Venus, exalted in 3rd House. Rahu is
in 8th House (Mangalya) and aspects
8th lord Sun in 4th House (happiness).
The 7th and 8th Houses and their lords
ae badly affl icted. Her husband died
within a year of marriage.