Note the sub-lord of the ascendant. If he is deposited in the constellation of the significators of badhakasthana and marakasthana the life will be short after the time of judgment. It will not be for many years. If sub-lord of the ascendant were to be in the constellation of the significator of sixth house, the person will suffer from disease but will not succumb to it; but if the sub lord of the ascendant is deposited in the constellation of the significator of the 8th house, he will meet with an accident. If the sub-lord of the ascendant in the Horary Chart is the significator of the 12th house, he will be in bed for long period and may be admitted in a hospital. Death is indicated only by the significators of marakasthana and badhakasthana. According to the strength of the lord of the constellation in which the sub-lord of the ascendant is deposited, one is to fix the dasha and the sub-periods. Calculate from the horoscope erected for the number (Horary) and work out, after how many years and months, the conjoined period of the significators will operate.
Predict that he will live only for so many years and months. Never omit to confirm by taking the ruling planets at the moment of judgment.
Number 246 is given for judgment at 5-30 P.M. on 24-10-1967.
Query (Prashna) Chart
By 246 it is meant that Jupiter’s sign Pisces, Mercury star Revati and the sub of Mars is the Ascendant.
The sub-lord Mars is in the constellation of Ketu in the 7th house. Hence the death
is inevitable and by transit when lord of 1, the ascendant conjoins the node in the 7th house, in that year, when Sun transit in Sun’s star and Ketu sub and when Moon transits the constellation of Rahu or Jupiter or Ketu, the end will come.
Day lord, Mars, Ascendant is in Ashwini, Ketu star, sign is Aries, owned by Mars; Moon is in Ardra star governed by Rahu and the lord of the sign where Moon is posited in Mercury, hence the ruling planets are Rahu, Mars, Mercury and Ketu. Jupiter and Mars are in Ketu constellation. Since Mercury is in the sign and house, where Ketu is, take Ketu.
Therefore in the conjoined period of the ruling planets there is danger to his life.
For danger to life, we must consider the badhakasthana and the marakasthanas. As Pisces is lagna, it is a common sign. 7th house from this sign is badhakasthana. For common sign the 7th house is badhakasthana and marakasthana, and Kendrasthana. So it is terribly evil to cause the death.
According to Krishnamurty Paddhati, the following are the significators of death:
- The planets posited in the constellation of the occupants of badhakasthana and marakasthana.
- The planets occupying the above said houses.
- The planets In the constellation of the lords of the above said badhaka and maraka houses.
- The lords of these houses.
- Those which are conjoined with the significators or aspected by them, thereby having connection with these matters.
Now let us analyse houses 2 and 7. The second bhava is unoccupied by any planet. Mars is lord of 2. Rahu is in Aries, representing Mars. Rahu (a node) is therefore more strong to give the result. Select Rahu. Sun is in Rahu star.
The seventh bhava is occupied by Sun, Ketu and retrograde Mercury.