continued from Sambandha#1. The case studies done as a part of the discussions in the previous paper are listed here.

Graha Ārudha (required for some charts)

Calculation rules
1. For Graha Ārudha, count from the planet to its own sign. Then count as many signs from this own sign. The sign arrived at is the Graha Ārudha.
2. If by the above calculation, the Ārudha of a planet is determined to be in the same sign itself, then the tenth house from it should be treated as the Ārudha.
3. If by the above calculation, the Ārudha of a planet is determined to be in the seventh sign from it, then the fourth house from it should be treated as the Ārudha.Case studies given below

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Business partnership I

In this example we take the case of three business partners who are running a Software Consultancy in the USA. The chart given is that of the dominant of the three who runs the business and hence we consider him as the puruśa (male principle or leadership) and take his Moon’s position (Scorpio). This sign is the reference to judge the relationship between his other two passive partners (P2 & P3), who assume the role of prākŕti (female principle or support). The puruśa is treated as the Sun and so, in the chart we shall place the sun in Scorpio. The Janma rāśi of the other two partners shall be treated as the Moons. P2 has Taurus Moon sign and P3 has the Moon sign in Leo.

Janma Rasi of Dominant Partner (Purusa): Scorpio
Janma Rasi of P2: Taurus
Janma Rasi of P3: Leo
Chart 1: Chart of P1 (Scorpio Moon)
Observe that P2’s moon is in 7th house from that of P1’s, hence this is śukla pakśa and bodes good for the partnership. On the other hand, Moon in Leo for P3 is kŕśna pakśa, hence this can cause ill will, disharmony in partnership and eventually affect the business.
However, lets go one step further and analyze the saàbandha between Mars, who is the lord of Puruśa Moon sign and Venus & Sun, the Moon sign lords of P2 & P3. Venus is a natural enemy of Mars but in the temporal relationship we find Venus placed in the third house from Mars generating friendship and support. Thus, the over relationship between Mars & Venus is neutrality. Hence we can easily conclude based on this neutrality and the śukla pakśa relationship we analyzed earlier, that relationship between P1 & P2 would be wonderful and good for the progress and prosperity of the business.
Now, Sun is a natural friend of Mars and is also placed in the third house from Mars promising temporal friendship as well. The relationship between these two becomes very close and is classified as intimate (adi-mitra). However, we had analyzed earlier that the intrinsic relationship between P1 & P3 was kŕśna pakśa, which tells us that, there will be lots of ups and downs in their relationships and that they would have to put in a lot of effort and understanding to keep disharmony out of their relationship in order for the business to prosper.

Table 5: P1 and Partners relationship table

Partners Sun-Moon (Paksa) relationship Relationship between dispositors Meaning
P2 Sukla Neutral Very conducive for business
P3 Krsna Friend Not conducive for business; however lot of effort should be put to maintain relationship.

Now, we take P1’s moon sign (Scorpio) as the reference point and count houses till the other partners moon sign, which are P2 (Taurus-seventh house) and P3 (Leo-tenth house). Here again we find that P1’s relationship with P2 is much better than his relationship to P3! (see table below)

Table 6: P1 and Partners rāśi kūta table

Partners House Meaning
P2 7 Excellent compatibility, especially in matters concerning the opposite sex.
P3 10 Quarrels and misunderstanding; marriage maybe considered if the Subhapati are friendly and will last, but there will be many quarrels.

Fact: One of the partners has personally confirmed that the business is doing well notwithstanding the economical downturn the world is facing and indeed the relationship between P1 & P2 is fantastic while the same between P1 & P3 needs a lot of work (compromises) to maintain a harmony.

Business partnership II

Here’s an example of 3 business partners P1, P2 & P3, with P1 being the dominant, hence he will the puruśa in the relationship with P2 & P3.

Janma rāśi of dominant partner P1 (puruśa – the Sun): Capricorn
Janma rāśi of P2: Pisces (the Moon-1)
Janma rāśi of P3: Cancer (the Moon-2)

Chart 2: Partner-1 (Capricorn Moon)

P1’s moon sign is Capricorn and that of P2 and P3 are Pisces & Cancer respectively. Treating the Moon sign of P1 (Capricorn) as the Sun, and those of the other partners P2 & P3 as the Moons, we observe that both are in śukla pakśa. Hence this bodes very well for the business and has indications of a prosperous partnership.

Now, let’s analyze the natural relationship of moon sign dispositor of P1 (Saturn lord of Capricorn) with those of P2 (Jupiter lord of Pisces) & P3 (Moon lord of Cancer). A look at the natural relationship table given will show that Saturn considers Jupiter as neutral and Moon as its enemy. However in the chart, Jupiter is placed in the third house from Saturn indicating good temporal relationship and the Moon is placed in the twelfth house from Saturn indicating good temporal relationship. The overall relationship between Saturn & Jupiter is one of friendship (mitra) while that between Saturn & the Moon is neutrality (sama). Hence, the dominant partner P1 will have good relationship with P2 while he is likely to be neutral towards P3.

The first reading of śukla pakśa indicates that P1 shall benefit substantially from this partnership. The reading of natural relationships indicates that P1 shall be neutral towards P2 while he will tend to ignore P3 in behavior. The reading of temporal & overall relationship indicates that P1 shall maintain good relationship with P2 while his relationship with P3 will be continued out of necessity.

Table 7: P1 and Partners relationship table

Partners Sun-Moon (Paksa) relationship Natural relationship between dispositors Meaning
P2 Sukla Neutral Very conducive for business and an indifferent attitude in behaviour but relationship.
P3 Sukla Inimical Conducive for business, however P1 will tend to ignore P3 but will continue the relationship out of necessity.

Now, we take P1’s moon sign as the reference point and count houses till the other partners moon sign. Doing this to both P2 & P3 we get the following:

Table 8: P1 and Partners rāśi kuta table

Partners House Meaning
P2 3 Excellent friendship and relationship; long term if planets concerned are friends.
P3 7 Excellent compatibility, especially in matters concerning the opposite sex. This is not a marriage match and is not of much consequence.

Fact: P1 initially started out doing business with absolutely no money. He approached P2 & P3, who generously lend him enough money and became silent partners with him. After nine years, P1 has prospered much and has net business worth of INR 250 million (US$ 5 million). The partnership continues.

Associations & Societies

An association or a society is the coming together of like-minded (Moon) people to further their interests and can be related to various kinds of activities including professional associations. In the formation of such societies, the Moon sign plays a key role and the association of the leading members should be done after such a study of their Moon signs so that the objectives of the association are furthered and are fruitful.

Śri Jagannātha Center USA

The Śri Jagannātha Center USA is has the leadership of four people – Robert Koch, SJC Guru & Lakshmi (Lynne) Kary Secretary, in the west and Dr. Brendan Feeley, President & P.V.R.Narasimha Rao, CFO in the east. The Janma Rāśis of the four are –
o Robert A.Koch Libra 21018’
o Lakshmi (Lynne) Kary Libra 2018’
o Dr. Brendan Feeley Leo
o P.V.R.Narasimha Rao Aquarius
Chart 3: Robert Koch

Leadership of an association can be taken by any person and such a person should normally be holding the chief executive position. For example in the USA government, it is the President. In India we have the President and the Prime Minister but the chief executive is clearly the Prime Minister. Similarly, let us say we have to decide as to which of the four should have the leadership of this association to help achieve the objectives of the organization.

If we take Robert Koch as the leader as he is the SJC Guru for America, we find that the Moon signs of Lakshmi Kary and Brendan Feeley are in kŕśna pakśa indicating that the organization may have to see financial hardship and the overall relationships may suffer. It is the same case with Lakshmi Kary (Libra Moon sign) leading the organization. If instead we have P.V.R.Narasimha Rao heading the organization then the Moon signs of Robert Koch and Lakshmi Kary are in the kŕśna pakśa indicating that the relationship structure may still undergo strain. In fact, Aquarius must yield to Libra if their association is to lead to Rājayoga. If we take Dr.Brendan Feeley as the leader then the moon signs of all the other three are in the śukla pakśa and this is the best situation, as the organization will prosper.

It is evident from the above that the President must be vested with the executive powers to lead the organization. He must have the necessary support from the other members of the organization to take this lead. Let us now examine the relationships from his chart as the leader.

Chart 4: Dr.Brendan Feeley
From Leo, the other Moon signs Libra and Aquarius are in the śukla pakśa. Sun the Lord of Leo is not in natural friendly terms with either Venus (Lord of Libra) or Saturn (Lord of Aquarius). This shows that they will tend to have ‘communication gaps’. Further, in the temporal relationship, neither Saturn nor Venus is friendly with the Sun. Saturn is in opposition (but in involved in an exchange Rājayoga) while Venus is sharing the throne with the Sun.

In fact this is precisely what is happening in the SJC USA organization. The headship of the organization is being shared between Robert Koch and Brendan Feeley and for this reason, there seems to be a lack of direction to the organization. Further, if the organization has to prosper and succeed in achieving the objectives of its creation then Brendan Feeley has to take the lead from among the four.

Upadeśa (Advise)

You are all aware of the chart matching done for marriages and the various kūta and points system that has been developed for this purpose. The aim of this article was to highlight (1) the validity of the teachings of the seers and (2) to demonstrate that there is more to those points and kūta agreements than what catches the eye. A simplistic 36-point model is not going to serve any purpose in making the final decision regarding a lifelong relationship or a long-term business relationship. The needs are different and so the matching of charts has to be very specific and the kūta have to be used based on purpose of the relationship. For example, the yoni kūta showing sexual compatibility has no relevance to a business relationship and only shows the moods of the person based on sexual needs.

The matching of Moon sign/nakśatra is important for all marriages and such activities where a long-term relationship is being made for ‘financial’ purposes. Even marriage is a social activity undertaken after a person has become an earning member of the society. The traditional joint family system (kūla) has given way in various societies to the nuclear family and the relevance of the Moon matching (rāśi kūta) in determination of marital ties has been progressively reduced. This topic of marital relationships is being discussed by Dr. Brendan Feeley and other Jyotiśa Gurus of SJC.

Home work
1. Cull out illustrations from the sacred literature to bring out the natural relationship between the deities like the one for Ketu, Sun & Moon given in the chapter.
2. Why are marriage relationships ‘partially’ excluded from the Parasarian model? To what extent are they excluded and what is the alternate model for this excluded part.
Note: Handouts for the ghātaka cakra and vaśikarana shall be provided at the workshop. In addition, work sheets and charts will also be provided.

Graha ārudha

Draw the Graha Ārudha Cakra of the speaker (birth chart given below). The nomenclature used for indicating the Graha Ārudha in the chart is “Name of planet” with a sub-script that shows the sign number like ‘1’ for Aries etc. This is not necessary for the luminaries (Sun & Moon) and the nodes (Rahu & Ketu), as they own one house each.

Chart: Sanjay Rath

Chart: Graha ārudha (SR)

Some Illustrative Examples
1. Sun: Sun is in Cancer and owns the sign Leo; count from the Sun to Leo – we get ‘2’. Now count ‘2’ signs from Leo, we get Virgo as the sign occupied by the Sun in the Graha Ārudha Cakra.
2. Ju-9: Jupiter owns Sagittarius – count from Jupiter (in Pisces) to Sagittarius – we get ‘10’ signs. Now count ‘10’ signs from Sagittarius to arrive at Virgo the Ārudha. However, the Ārudha cannot be in the first or seventh house from the natal position. Since Virgo is the seventh house, apply rule-3 and the fourth house from the natal position Gemini becomes the Graha Ārudha.
3. Note that the Graha Ārudha of Rahu & Ketu is always in the same sign. In this case it is Libra.

Use of Graha ārudha
The graha ārudha cakra is used in more serious matters of the state, personal life where a one-to-one relationship is concerned and money or other simpler material objectives are not the reason for the association. This is of crucial importance in the charts of politicians where the relationship is based on sharing power or rising to a position/status (ārudha/image). It can also be used for corporate and other relationships where positions of power are under consideration. There are many other uses as well but not in the scope of this paper.

Indian independence

What role did Mahatma Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose play in the life of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru? Compare their importance using the Graha Ārudha Cakra.
The horoscope of Pt.Jawaharlal Nehru is at Chart 2 and the Graha Arudha Chakra is given at Figure-10. It is known that Mahatma (Mohandas Karamchand) Gandhi was born in Libra Lagna with Venus in it and can be declared a Malavya Yoga Mahapurusha whereas Subhas Chandra Bose was a bellicose patriot leading the Indian National Army during the freedom struggle. Subhas Chandra bose was born in Aries Lagna and was a great warrior and leader.

Chart 7: Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, 14 November 1889, Allahabad, India.
Graha Ārudha Cakra: Pt.Jawaharlal Nehru

Normally one would expect that the Moon (ruling Jawaharlal Nehru by being the Lagneśa in Cancer Lagna) would be friendlier to Mars (S.C.Bose) instead of Venus (Mahatma Gandhi). However, it will be seen that Pt. Nehru was also born with the Mālavya Mahāpuruśa Yoga (of Venus) like Gandhi and it is known that ‘birds of a feather flock together’. In addition, the seventh house is the doorway to success in this world of Maya (illusion). The Ārudha Lagna is Aries and Venus in strength is in the seventh from it showing that Venus (associated with Libra) would play a crucial role in elevating him to the position of being the first Prime Minister of India. Other Yoga like the Maha Padma Yoga caused by the destruction of the Kāla-Amrita Yoga is also present in addition to the rare Graha Mālikā Yoga promising his most rare position as the first PM of India.

The Graha Ārudha Cakra shows ‘Ve7’ in the first house and ‘Ma1’ in the fifth house. The Graha Ārudha coming to the Lagna show those people in whose association one rises and attains the objective of birth. Thus, ‘Ve7’ would indicate strong Venus born people with Libra (7) Lagna like Mahatma Gandhi who would play a crucial role in helping him to attain his desired objective. ‘Ma1’ represents strong Martian people born in Aries (1) Lagna like Subhas Bose whom Pt. Nehru would like very much (placed in the 5th house), but who cannot have a priority over ‘Ve7’. If instead a comparison had to be made between ‘Ma1’ (in Scorpio in 5th house) and ‘Ju9’ (in Virgo in 3rd house), then ‘Ma1’ would have a higher influence. In this case, the Lagna is also the natal Moon sign and the likes and dislikes can be easily shown from the first house.

The clue to judgment lies in placing the planet in the concerned house (irrespective of signs) and then reading its results. In the above example, we have to compare “Venus in Lagna’ with ‘Mars in fifth house’.


  1. This has the support of Varāhamihira and later day authors like Harihara.
  2. Note that these are the houses we normally see for bandhana yoga (bondage). The relationship implies being tied or bonded to another and could be the cause for choosing these houses.
  3. Mūlatrikona of Rahu has been taken as Virgo as this is the sixth house of the natural zodiac and Rahu is the master of diabolical affairs. In case you choose another sign based on other authors, recomputed the table.
  4. Mūlatrikona of Ketu has been taken as Pisces as this is the twelfth house of the natural zodiac and Ketu is the master of emancipation or escape from the cycle of rebirth.
  5. This is being dealt with by others astrologers in this conference and beyond the purview of this paper.