A well qualified youth is assured of a lucrative job and status in life. Hence all the parents pay special attention to the education of their children. But it is also true that a child cannot be made a doctor, engineer, C.A. or M.B.A. as wished for by the parents and that many professionally Successful and famous persons were not highly qualified. It is, therefore, advisable that the parents, instead of pressurizing their child for outstanding performance, should consult a competent astrologer to assess the child’s educational prospects, and accordingly plan for his future. Children with weak intelligence have difficulty in pursuing academic courses, and should be best shifted to job oriented courses.
The astrological classics hold that the 2nd and the 5th house and their lords should be examined to assess the educational prospects. Among the planets Moon is manah karka Significator of mind, Mercury is Buddhi and vidya karka (significator for Intellect and education), and Jupiter is Janana karka (signification for learning).
When the Lagna and Lagnesh are strong, conjoined with or aspected by benefics, the native is healthy, intelligent, capable and enjoys good status in life. The 2nd house denotes wealth, speech, education, etc. Its karka is Jupiter. The 3rd house indicates endeavour and effort. When the 3rd house and its lord are conjoined with or aspected by benefic planets, the child studies with devotion and does not get disheartened. The 4th house shows the state of mind and atmosphere at home. When the 4th house, its lord and karka Moon are strong conjoined with or aspected by Jupiter or Mercury, the education of the child progresses smoothly, but if the 4th house or its lord is in papkartari yoga or conjoined with or aspected by malefics, there is difficulty in concentration or obstruction in education Educational attainment depends on the child’s intelligence shown by the 5th house. When the 5th house, its lord and mercury are strong, conjoined with or aspected by jnana karka Jupiter, the child is quite intelligent (Budhiman), and easily understands the subjects taught. Mercury gives best result in Fiery, Airy and its exaltation sign.
When the Moon and Mercury are posited 3-11 or 5-9 to each other and aspected by Jupiter, the child has sharp intelligence. Strong Jupiter with the Sun in Lagna, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th house makes the child learned. Lord of 5th house with Mercury, and Jupiter in Kendra or Trikona, makes the child highly intelligent. Ninth house shows higher knowledge and Jupiter is its karka. When the Moon and Mercury are in the 9th or 5th house, aspected by Jupiter the child is prodigious and a merit scholar. An exalted Jupiter in Lagna or 2nd house makes the native famous for his learning.
Though the scope of education has much widened, yet a systematic analysis of the horoscope clearly indicates whether the child has aptitude for Arts, Science or Commerce. The influence of Sun, Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu on the 2nd, 4th and 5th house and their lords indicates medical, technical or engineering line. The influence of Mercury and Jupiter on these houses and their lords indicates Commerce, Accounts or Teaching line, and that of Moon and venus gives success in music, drama and other fine arts. The combined influence of the Sun, Mercury and Venus makes the native scientist. Involvement of Mars points to Engineering. The combination of Moon and Mercury shows bio-chemistry. Strong Saturn with Jupiter gives success in legal profession. Mars in own sign and aspected by benefics makes one proficient in mathematics and logic. Jupiter and Mercury in own or exaltation sign in Trikona make one accomplished scholar and writer.
Planets produce result in their dasa-bhukti in keeping with their strength. Exalted planets in the horoscope give full result, Vargottama or in Mooltrikona 3/4, in own sign 1/2, and in friendly sign 1/4 result. Benefics in inimical sign, with or between malefics (papkartari yoga) give less than 1/4 result. When the dasa of the lord of Lagna, 2nd, 4th, 5th -and favourable Moon, Mercury and Jupiter operate during educational period (5-25 years), the student has good success. The dasa of lord of 6th, 8th or 12th house and malefic planet naturally cause obstruction in educational attainment.
It is also important to look into transit of planets during examination period. When Saturn, Rahu or Ketu transit Lagna, 2nd, 4th, 5th house or over their lords, Moon, Mercury Jupiter and bhukti lord, the child does not get expected result in the examination. However, when dasa-bhukti is strong the effect of malefic transit is less effective. The transit of Jupiter in Lagna, 5th and 9th house augments the effect of favourable dasa-bhukti.
Some combination for educational success and deficiency are as follows:-
1) good intelligence (Buddhiman Yogas)
i) Exalted Lagna lord aspecting or placed in 5th house.
ii) Lord of 2nd house in own, friendly or exaltation sign, in Kendra or Trikona
iii) Lord of 2nd house with Jupiter in Kendra ‘or Trikona,
iv) Lord of 2nd exalted, and with either Jupiter, Venus, Mercury or Moon, in Kendra or Trikona.
v) Strong lord of 4th house in Kendra or Trikona or 11th house, and conjoined with or aspected by benefics
vi) Mercury in own sign in 5th house, conjoined with or aspected by Jupiter or Venus or both.
vii) Strong lord of 5th in Kendra or Trikona or 11th house.
viii) Lord of 5th with Mercury or Jupiter, or aspected by them, and posited in 5th, 9th, 10th or 11th house.
ix) Lords of 5th and 9th house in 5th, aspected by benefice.
x) Budha-Aditya Yoga in benefic signs in Kendra or Trikona and aspected by Jupiter.
2) Low Intelligence (Heena Buddhi Yogas)
i) Malefics posted in or aspecting lagna, and Saturn in 5th house aspecting Lagna lord.
ii) Lagna aspected by Saturn and the 5th lord with a malefic.
iii) Weak Moon in Lagna aspected by Saturn or Mars.
iv) Combined aspect of the Sun, Mars and Saturn on the Moon.
v) The Sun and the Moon in Lagna aspected by malefics.
vi) The 2nd house and its lord in association with Rahu or Saturn without any benefic aspect.
vii) 5th house occupied by malefics, and the 5th lord also aspected by or associated with malefics.
viii) Lord of 5th in inimical sign, in 6th, 8th or 12th house or debilitated, and aspected by malefics.
ix) Lord of 2nd and 5th house with Mercury and Jupiter in 6th, 8th or 12th house in inimical sign.
x) Saturn or Rahu in 2nd house, not aspected by benefics affect intelligence and give little education.
xi) Rahu in 5th, with malefic aspect, gives little education due to low intelligence.
xii) Evil Mars in 5th house causes low intelligence and violent temper.
Xiii) Evil aspect of Mars on Mercury makes the child go astray and disturbs education.
A few horoscopes highlighting the above astrological principles are as follows:
(1) Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore
DOB: 7.3.1861, 26.51 (LMT) Calcutta
Revati 2nd Pada; Mercury
Balance: 10 yrs. 2 months 10 days
He was born in benefic Meena Lagna and Rasi. Lagna lord Jupiter is exalted in 5th house and lord of 5th and Manah karka Moon is in Lagna. This made him a person of noble thoughts, Philanthropic and humanitarian. Budhi karka Mercury is 1n Kendra from Jupiter with exalted Atmakarka Sun, and forms Budhi-Aditya Yoga in 2nd house. The location of Venus with Mercury and the Sun in 2nd house made him a world famous poet and painter. However, the location of Mars and Ketu in the 4th house caused breaks in his educational career due to family disturbances.
(2) Female: DOB- 17.3.1972, 23.30 hrs.
Bulandshahr (UP), Aswini 2nd Pada
The lord of 2nd and 5th house Jupiter is in 2nd house in its Mooltrikona sign. There is Budha-Aditya Yoga in 5th house. Lord of Lagna and 4th (Mars and Saturn respectively) are in 7th Kendra and aspected by Rahu. There is also Subhkartari aspect of strong Jupiter on Mars and Saturn. There is also exchange between 6th lord (Mars) and 7th lord (Venus). She completed M.B.B.S., M.D., and is a successful doctor. But due to strong malefic effect on 7th house she is yet unmarried.
(3) Female: 4.9.1972, 21.41 hrs., Mumbai.
Pushya 3rd Pada.
Lagna lord Mars is in 5th house (Leo) with 5th lord Sun and Mercury, aspected by strong 9th lord Jupiter in 9th house, in its Mooltrikona sign. Lord of 10th Saturn is in 2nd in friendly sign and its dispositor Venus is in 4th house with 4th lord Moon. There is Shubhkartari aspect of powerful
Jupiter on 2nd and 4th house. The native after doing her C.A. is working with a MNC at Bombay.
(4) Male: DOB -18.7.1962, 10.30 AM, Delhi
Sravana 1st Pada
Lagna lord Mercury though posited in 10th house is in Papkartari Yoga. Jupiter is retrograde in 6th house and suffers from Papkartari Yoga. Lord of 2nd Venus is in 12th house in inimical sign with Hershel and Pluto and aspected by malefic Mars.
Lord of 5th house Saturn is retrograde in 5th house with Moon and Ketu, and aspected by Rahu and Sun from 11th house. Thus Mercury, Jupiter, Moon, lords of 2nd, 4th and 5th house are afflicted. The native, son of a Chief Engineer, could not pass his Secondary School Examination even after vigorous coaching and several attempts. He is working as a salesman in a small firm.