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CHAPTER FOURTEEN

Saturnin
Timing of Marriage
Marriage is a biological need as well as a social obligation. In
Hindu society, it is a sacrament, which entails the union of two souls for
the furtherance of four Purusharthas. Prasna Marg puts the necessity of
marriage as
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Most oftheparents in India are often frenzied when their daugh-
ters are not married even when in their late twenties. In such situations
timing of marriage is most sought for advice from the astrologers. These
days when marriages are settled on the basis of many factors in addition
to astrological ones, the task of an astrologer becomes more tedious.
However, even then successful predictions can be made.
The 7'h house in a nativity, its lord and occupants thereof as well
as the planets aspecting them play a pivotal role in determining all mat-
ters pertaining to marriage including its timing. The 5th and gth houses
also help in the prognostication. The Ascendant and its lord are inevitable
in any astrological analysis. The Moon, Venus, Mars and Jupiter and
their transits on the above vulnerable houses and natal Venus play a
significant role in such determinations. Some have suggested the use of
Saturnine transits too.
Let us have a look at what our classical texts say in this context.
Jataka Parijata (XIV-27 to 3 I) mentions transit of Jupiter over the Rasi
arrived at by adding longitudes ofthe lords oftheAscendant and the 7th
house as a marriage giving condition. Such reckoning may also be made
from the Moon and the 7'h lord therefrom. Jupiter's transit over the sec-
ond place from the Navamsa sign dispositor of the Lagna lord, Venus or/
and the 7'h lord in the radical chart could also solemnize marriage.
Phaladeepika (X-12) holds the transit of Venus or the 7th lord in trine to
natal Rasi or Navamsa oftheLagna lord as a marriage giving disposition.
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The text further says (SI. 13) that transit of the Lagna lord over the 7th
house during 'Dasa' periods of the seventh lord, occupant or aspecting
planet may materialize the event. Transit of Jupiter in a Trikona ofthe
radical 7th lord, in Rasi or Navamsa, in favorable Dasa may also bring
opportunity. Parashara in his Brihat Parashara Hora (VII- 22 to 34),
however, points out certain ages for marriage in accordance with the
position of Venus, the lords oftheLagna, 7th, 2"d and 8th houses, and their
association with malefics in the radical chart. According to the sage the
maximum delay is restricted to 33 years of age only. The results can be
tailored to the present context because the age for marriage has advanced
in all cases. Sarwarth Chintamani (VI- 59 to 61) gives some disposi-
tions for early marriage in Balyawastha i.e. childhood. The Lagna and
the 7th lords together and benefics with them and the 2"d lord give mar-
riage in adolescence or childhood.
It, thus, becomes obvious that radical dispositions as enumerated
by Parashara and Venkatesha give an idea of marriage timing according
to age, while the transitory positions advocated by Vaidyanatha and
Mantreswara give appropriate time of marriage. Favorable dasa is im-
portant in all the cases. The Editor of the Astrological Magazine Smt.
G .D. Vasudev has dealt with the topic with emphasis on Dasa periods as
well as transits (The AM; April, 1995). The exposition is quite revealing.
The erudite author has given importance to Jupiter's transit of Venus.
The Dasa periods of the Moon, Venus, the 2nd, 7th, 8th and 1 Qthlords,
or the planets in association with the 7th lord in the 7th house may give
marriage. Position of these significators in benefic or malefic signs af-
fects the timing. Benefics in benefic signs give results early but those in
malefic signs delay itupto middle ofthe Dasa period. Malefics in malefic
signs give results at the end of Dasa but when in benefic signs they give
results throughout the Dasa periods.
A team of research workers had worked, sometime in mid-eight-
ies, on transits only in timing of a marriage. They relied on Saturnine
transit also for broad timing although close timing was assessed on the
basis of Jupiterian and Martian transits and aspects on some sensitive
points in the natal charts.
Coming to the theme of this exposition, we may consider the
qualities and attributes of Saturn. Being the significator of Philosophy
and Spirituality, Saturn also rules over humanism, discipline, bondage
and confinement. These are the factors, which bring two individuals of
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opposite sex together to live according to the values and norms set by a
society. The couple has to have a sense of devotion to human interests
(procreation), chaste relationship with the partner, compatibility with
each other and maintaining themselves within bounds. All such commit-
ments are governed by Saturn. Contracts and legitimacy being the com-
ponents of justice as well as a conjugal life come under the regime of
Saturn. The planet also gives perseverance, dutifulness and restraint in
conjugal life. Other planets, particularly Jupiter and Venus, give oppor-
tunity and inclination for fulfillment of these compromises. Mars ruling
passion and desire helps in culmination of the relationship. In other
words, Saturn, Jupiter and Mars are the forces who materialize the prom-
ises of Venus through planning, regulation and maturation. Timing is a
part of such planning.
Verification of these causal situations may be undertaken with the
help of some married cases with particular reference to timing of mar-
riage. As an established norm, all the malefics including Saturn fare well
in the 3'd, 6th and I I thhouses. Saturn is good in the I O'hhoJ.!Se too. Before
switching on to verification, we may have acursory glance over Saturn's
disposition in marital houses, viz. the Lagna, 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 12th.
In the Lagna is good only if occupies its exaltation or own sign. In the
second he gives mixed results but very bad results in the remaining
houses. We may discuss some female charts and deduce the factors re-
sponsible for timing of marriage. Planetary configuration, in Rasi, Na-
vamsa and Transitatthetime of marriage, in respect of20 female nativities
are given in the Appendix. Most of the charts are from my own collection
and some have been taken from the pages of the Astrological Magazine.
The sample under study consists of twenty female nativities from
middle class Indian families with average to higher education. Most of
them are earning hands too. The criterion for selection of the cases has
been only married status with known birth details and dates of marriage.
The sample is quite random involving I I Zodiacal signs (barring Capri-
corn) on the Lagna and same number (barring Cancer) with the disposi-
tion of Saturn. The Moon's occupancy involves 8 signs (barring Aries,
Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius). Three cases got married in their later
teens, four in the beginning of their thirties and 13 nativities had the
occasion in their twenties, may be early, mid or late.
Saturn happens to be the lord of Dasa (Main period) and Bhukti
(Sub period) at marriage in 4 cases each. In I I cases Saturn is dispositor
ofthe lords of Dasa, Bhukti and/or Antara (sub-sub-period) periods. He
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occupies own house in Rasi in 5 cases (Charts 3 ,9, 14, 15 and 17) and
Navamsa in 2 cases (Charts 10 and 17)only. With regard to house posi-
tion in Rasi charts Saturn dwells in the 7th house in 3 cases (Charts 6, 16
and 20) only, and in 2 cases it aspects on the house (Charts 8 and 12).
Saturn joins Venus in the radical chart in 3 cases (Charts 7, 13 and 15)
while in same number it has aspect on Venus (Charts 4, 9 and 14). The
Moon-Saturn combine is disposed in 7 cases (Charts 4, 5, 6, 9, I 0, IS and
17)whi lethe latter aspects the former in 3 cases (Charts 3, 7 and 18). The
Sun-Saturn combination occurs in 3 cases (Charts I, II and IS) while
they are in opposition in Charts 6 and 8. The Sun is aspected by Saturn
in 2 cases (Charts 12 and 17). These factors have a say in the marital
affairs ofthenatives. Saturn happens to be the 7th lord in 5 cases (Charts
10, 11,14, 17and 18).
If we correlate Saturn's Dasa/Bhukti with the time of marriage, we
find that in 85.71% (6 out of7) cases the marriage took place in teens or
twenties. Only one case (Chart 7) was married in her 30* year. Similar
was the case with Saturn in or aspecting the 7th house where four cases
(Charts 6, 8, 12 and 16) got married in their mid twenties, while one
(Chart 20) could avail this opportunity in her 31 "year. Ofthe 5 cases of
Saturn's occupancy or aspect on the 7'h house only one case (Chart 20)
was married in 31 styearwhi le others got married in their24'h to 27th year.
Saturn enjoysdispositorship ofDasa lords in 3 cases (Charts 3, 13
and 20), Bhukti lords in 4 cases (Charts 2, I 0, 17 and 18) and of An tara
lords in 4 cases (Charts 8, 13, 15 and 18). Of these lords Rahu covers 5
cases while Ketu, Saturn, Mars and Mercury cover one instance each.
The remaining two cases are of Jupiter. It is an established norm that
Rahu and Ketu behave like their dispositors. Here it is Saturn. As such,
contribution of Saturn as Dasa lord in timing of marriage is widened to
13 cases(Chart2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, I 0 13, 15, 17, 18, 19and 20) which account
for 65% cases ofthesample.
Before proceeding further we may have a glance on the added
longitudes oftheLagna lord and 7th lord, and similar reckoning from the
Moon and 7th lord therefrom. This will enable the readers to verify the
effect of transit (Gochara) Jupiter on these signs. The following table
gives the signs arrived at by adding such longitudes.
We may now discuss the charts under study briefly along with
transit effects and Dasa/ Bhukti/ An tara prevailing at the time of mar-
riage. Here we may not analyse other factors as to why the earlier Dasa
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and transits failed to deliver the goods, or the quality of marriage, i.e., the
conjugal felicity after marriage or the longevity of marital life. We may
discuss these factors in some future exposition. Here we may restrict
ourselves to the timing of marriage only.
Chart No.
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Table 1
Added Longitudes of the Lagna Lord/ the Moon
and their 7th lords (in Degrees and Minutes)
Lagna Lord The Moon+ Chart Lagna Lord The Moon + its
+7th Lord Its 7th Lord No +7th Lord +7th Lord .
30-26 65-23
II. 151-12 152-30
261-52 258-13 12. 87-14 6-11
15-23 118-57 13. 348-19 226-00
59-52 86-52
14.
47-50
47-50
250-37 325-59 15. 211-07 187-46
195-27 8-48 16. 68-13 180-03
187-34 199-17 17. 91-58 228-26
62-05 233-27 18. 138-21 138-21
26-23 317-33 19. 294-48 359-38
356-13 102-09 20. 44-05 158-11
Chart 1 pertains to a lady who was married in her 17'hyear with the
onset of Rahu dasa. The 7'h house occupied by its lord Mars, with Venus
and the 9'h lord Mercury, solemnised marriage early. This confirms the
doctrine ofParashara Dasa, Bhukti and An tara lord Rahu occupies the 7th
from the Moon in natal chart. From the Gochara (transit) point of view,
Jupiter along with Venus occupies Gemini, the sign arrived at by adding
the longitudes oftheradical Moon and the 7th lord therefrom. Association
ofthe lords oftheLagna and the 7th, through opposition, in Gochara has
also lent support. An exalted Saturn aspects the 7'h lord as well as Dasa
lord. He influences the Lagna, 7th house and their lords, Venus and Mars,
as well as the 9th and 12th lords of the natal chart. The 7th lord Mars
occupies a Trikona of natal Venus and the 7th lord.
The native of chart 2 was married in her ]8th year in Saturn/Rahu/
Sun period. The 7th lord Sun joins the Moon and Venus in a benefic sign
Cancer, all in own Navamsas which gave early marriage. Dasa lord Sat-
urn is the 7'h lord from the Moon sign, while Bhukti lord Rahu occupies
the 7th from the Moon, which is the 12'h (bed pleasure) from the Lagna.
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In transit, Jupiter occupies Libra, the Navamsa of Venus and aspects the
lords oftheLagna and the 7th house, Saturn and the Sun ofthenatal chart.
The debilitated Saturn influences the 5'h, 9th and 12th houses and the
Bhukti lord in natal chart. Mars joins the Moon and Venus, and also
influences the 7'h house and the 5th lord of the natal chart. Transit Mars
aspects the sign arrived at by adding the longitudes of the lords of Lagna
and the 7'h house as well as those oftheMoon and 7th therefrom. Saturn
transits the natal position of the 2nd lord Jupiter.
The lady of chart 3 was married in her 22nd year in Saturn/Jupiter/
Rahu period. Dasa lord Saturn aspects the Moon, the 2nd and 5th lord
Jupiter and the Lagna lord in natal chart. The Bhukti lord retrograde
Jupiter joined the Moon in the 5'h house Pisces under aspects of
neechabhanga Venus and own house Saturn. The Antara lord Rahu as-
pects the Lagna lord Mars. Venus in the 7th from the Moon occupying the
11th in radical chart hastened the marriage and Jupiter solemnized it.
Transit-wise, Jupiter in Capricorn is in Trikona ofthenatal 7th lord which
corroborates Phaladeepika (XV-32) for such events. Jupiter aspects
Rasi arrived at by adding longitudes of the radical Moon and the 7th lord
therefrom. Venus on natal Moon also helps in the event. Retrograde
Saturn in Scorpio influences radical positions oftheLagna, 7th house and
Saturn. Mutual aspects between Mars and Saturn in natal and transit
charts have their quota of disturbance in marital affairs. Kuja Dosha is
also present in radical chart. Transit Saturn occupies Lagna sign from
where he is aspecting its own position of natal chart.
The native of Chart 4 was also married in her mid twenties in
Mercury/Saturn/Venus Dasa. Mercury is the 7th lord from the Moon as
well as the dispositor of the 7th lord the Sun. Bhukti lord Saturn conjoins
with the Moon in the 2nd house Pisces. Venus in Kendra with Rahu under
the aspect of Saturn could have given marriage in 19'"year of age. Transit
Jupiter occupies he 7'h house and Navamsa of the Lagna lord of the
radical chart. As such, in view of the customary enhancemenfin mar-
riageable age the event took place as indicated by Parashara. Transit
(gochara) Saturn aspects its natal position with the Moon, the 5'h lord and
the 9* house of the radical chart.
The native of Chart 5 married in her 31 "year in Rahu/Venus/Rahu
Dasa. Exalted Venus aspects the 7th house while Rahu Poorvashada as-
pects the second (family) house. Kala Sarpa Dosha is also present. An
exalted but combust Venus in the Lagna failed to confer marriage earlier.
Saturn 'sconj unction with the Moon and aspect on the 7'
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lord also helped
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in this delay. In transit, Jupiter occupies the 7th ofNavamsa of Venus and
Rasi of natal Lagna-lord. Transit Saturn in Gemini influences the Lagna
and Venus positions oftheradical chart.
Chart 6 belongs to a lady getting married in her 26th year running
Saturn/Mercury/Moon periods. Saturnjoins the Moon and Ketu in the 7th
under aspect of its dispositor, while Bhukti lord Mercury occupies the
Lagna with the Sun and Rahu. Venus joins a debilitated Jupiter, the Lagna
lord, in the 2"d house. At marriage Jupiter joinsthe Moon and Venus while
Saturn transits Aries (Moon+ 7th) exerting influence over the natal Moon,
Saturn, Venus and lords oftheLagna, 5th and 7th houses. Venus in the 2nd
house with the Lagna lord in Capricorn, in natal chart, failed to confer
early marriage owing to the affliction to the Moon and mutual aspect
between the Sun and Saturn. Rahu in the Lagna also caused hindrances
and delay.
The teacher, native of Chart 7 had a love marriage with a colleague
in her 30th year when she was running Sun /Saturn /Mars periods. The
Sun, the JOth]ord,is in exchange of signs with the 9th lord Moon who joins
Mars, the Lagna lord. Saturn, the 7th lord from the Moon sign, accompa-
nies Venus, the 7th lord in the 8th house under aspect of retrograde Jupiter.
The Moon-Mars combination is aspected by Jupiter and Saturn as well.
Rahu in the Lagna afflicts the 5th, 7th and 9th houses and the Sun. Degree-
wise association of the Moon and Mars in Makha and Saturnine influ-
ences on Venus in Rasi and Navamsa along with the position ofRahu
afflicting the Sun and the 7th house gave an inclination for sexual aber-
rations. Position ofthe2nct lord in the 4th in a Saturnine sign under aspect
of Mars lent support to such propensity. In transit, Jupiter occupies the
radical Moon sign which happens to be Trikona of amsa sign of Venus.
Saturn transits natal Saturn influencing the 2nd and 5th houses as well as
the Moon, the Lagna lord Mars and the 7th lord Venus ofthenatal chart.
The Bhukti and transit of Saturn played a major role in materializing the
marnage.
Chart 8 pertains to a dental surgeon who married in her 26th year
in Jupiter/Saturn/Mercury period. Jupiter and Saturn aspect the 7th house
from the 3rd and 5th house respectively. Mercury also indirectly influ-
ences the 7th house through Saturn. The Moon in Chitra is aspected by
Vargottama Mars and Rahu. The 7th lord Venus is exalted but afflictedby
association of Ketu. The Sun-Saturn opposition and sign exchange is
also there. In transit chart, Saturn occupies Gemini with the Moon and
influences the Lagna lord, 5t\ 9th and 12th houses, 9th and 12th lords and
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Venus of radical chart. Jupiter in Leo influences the Lagna, 5th aud 9th
houses as well as the 5th lord positions ofthe natal chart. The Moon-
Saturn combine transits over the Rasi arrived at by adding the longitudes
of the Lagna aud 7th lords.
The native of Chart 9 married in her 23'd year with onset of Mer-
cury Bhukti in Jupiter Dasa. Jupiter occupies 3'd house with Rahu in birth
chtrt while Mercury in Papakartari is positioned in the Lagna Pisces
under gth aspect of Mars. The Moon joins Saturn in the 12'h in direct
opposition to Mars. All the 3 Dasa lords have aspect on the 7* house. The
Sun in close association with Venus in the 2nd house is also aspected by
Saturn. In transit, Jupiter has lately passed over the sign and degrees
arrived at by adding longitudes oftheLagna aud 7* lords. Saturn tran-
siting Scorpio influences the 9th house aud lords oftheLagna aud the 9th
of the radical chart.
Another lady marrying in her 23'dyear in Rahu/Jupiter/Rahu Dasa
pertains to the Chart I 0. Here Rahu is 7th to the Moon while Jupiter is
disposed in the 7th house. Venus occupies own house in exalted Navamsa
aud aspected by Jupiter. So is the Lagna lord Sun in Neechabhanga in
Rasi. The gth house is, however, affi ictedby Saturn, Mars aud the Nodes.
The Moon with the 7th lord Saturn is also suffering from the nodal afflic-
tion. Transit chart has Jupiter in Capricorn aud Saturn in Gemini. The
rasis arrived at by the addition of the longitudes of the Lagna and the
Moon to their respective 7'h lords are aspected by Saturn aud Jupiter
respectively. Transit Saturn influences the Lagna, 5th aud the 9th lord of
radical chart.
Chart II belongs to a lady who had au inter-caste love marriage in
her 21" year in Jupiter/Sun/Rahu dasa. Jupiter is exalted in the Lagna
aspects the 7u. house, while the Sun is the 7th lord from the Moon sign aud
Rahu aspects this house. Three exalted planets forming Ham sa, Ruchaka
and Shasha Yoga made the lady charming aud affluent, but an afflicted
4'h house with close conjunction of Saturn with the Sun caused aberration
in animal instincts. Jupiter is also maligned by Martian aud Saturnine
aspects. In Gochara at the time of marriage Jupiter occupies Pisces with
Venus aspecting the Moon in the sign arrived at by adding longitudes of
the Moon/Lagna lord and their respective 7th lords. Saturn in Gemini
influences the 2nd, 9th aud l2'h houses of the natal chart.
The native of chart 12 was married in her27'hyear in VenusNenus/
Mercury Dasa. Venus aud the 7th lord Mercury are posited in the 8'hhouse
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Libra under aspect ofKetu. The 7'h house with the 6th lord Sun is afflicted
by aspects ofMarsand Saturn. Jupiter joins the l2'hlord Saturn in the l Qth
house Sagittarius and is aspected by Mars and Rahu. The 4* house is also
afflicted. These afflictions could adversely affect marital prospects but
the company ofthe7* lord with Venus materialized it. In transit, at the
time of marriage, Jupiter occupies Pisces, the Lagna sign of the natal
chart. Saturn transits Scorpio, the Trikona of the Moon and Lagna of the
radical chart and 7'" from the Lagna lord in Navamsa.
The lady of chart 13 got married in her 21st year in Rahul Venus/
Rahu Dasa. Rahu joins the Moon while Venus occupies the 12* under
aspect of Rahu. The 7th lord Jupiter is retrograde in the 7*. Transit chart
has Saturn on the Moon-sign from where it influences the Moon, the
Lagna lord and the 5* house of the radical chart. Transit Jupiter joins
Venus in Virgo, the Navamsa oftheLagna lord Mercury.
The lady of chart 14 was married in her 30* year in Ketu/J upiter/
Venus Dasa. Ketu is in the 6* house while Jupiter and Venus are in the
I Qth under the aspects of Ketu and the 7* lord Saturn. In transit, at the time
of marriage, Jupiter aspects the sign arrived at by adding longitudes of
the Lagna lord Moon and the 7* lord Saturn. Saturn transits its natal
position with influence on radical position of the 5* house, 9* lord and
Venus.
A teacher, native of the Chart 15, was married in her 21 " year in
Rahu!Rahu!Jupiter period. Here Rahu is in the 7* of the Moon and Ju-
piter conjoins the latter with the 7th lord Mars and Lagna lord Venus. In
transit chart Saturn aspects the sign arrived at by adding the longitudes
oftheLagna lord and 7* lord. Radical 7'h lord Mars joins Saturn. Jupiter
transits radical Lagna while the 7th from Navarnsa of the 7* lord is tran-
sited by Saturn.
The native of chart 16 was married in Ketu! Rahu! Venus Dasa.
Ketu is in the l2'handRahu conjoins the 7* lord Mars. Venus, theLagna
lord, is in the 8th. In Gochara, Jupiter and Saturn combine with the Moon
in Virgo, which is Trikona ofNavamsa of radical Venus. Saturn exerts
aspectual influence o v ~ its natal position.
Another case of marriage in the 18'hyear is ofthenative of the chart
17, who availed this opportunity in Rahu!Ketu!Rahu period. Rahu occu-
pies the Lagna in an inimical Leo. The 7th lord Saturn conjoins the Moon
and the 5* lord Jupiter in the 6'" under aspect of Mars. In transit, Jupiter
traverses Cancer the sign of summed longitudes oftheLagna and the 7*
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lords. Saturn transits Leo with Rahu, from where it influences the Lagna,
7* house and Lagna lord Sun of the radical chart.
The native of chart 18 got married in her 25* year in Mercury/
Mars/ Rahu period. Mercury occupies the 2"d house, while Mars and
Rahu conjoin in the 7* house under aspect of the Moon. Venus is debili-
tated in Uttara-Phalguni. The Moon is also affiictedby Mars, Nodes and
Saturn. Mercury is also aspected by a Rahu-affiictedMars. In Gochara,
Jupiter in Sagittarius aspects on the sign arrived at by adding the longi-
tudes oftheLagna Lord/Moon and the 7* lord. Saturn in Pisces aspects
natal Saturn and Venus. These transits solemnized marriage.
The native of chart 19 was married in Saturn/Saturn/Sun Dasa in
her291fl year. Saturn, the 6th lord, occupies 9th house, Taurus, in Papakartari
and the Sun, the 12'h lord, is exalted in the 8* with the Lagna lord Mercury
and Venus. In transit,Jupiteroccupies the natal Moon-sign andNavamsa
of the lords of Lagna as well as the 7*. He, however, does not have any
aspect on the signs arrived at by addition of longitudes of the Lagna/
Moon and the 7* lord. Saturn transits its natal position and joins the
Moon along with aspect on Mercury and Venus who happen to be the
lords of Lagna and the 2"df9'h houses of radical chart. Here again Saturn
played an important role in bringing in the event.
The native of chart 20 married in her 31" year in Rahu/Jupiter/
Mars Dasa. Rahu occupies the 7* from a degree-wise conjunction of the
Moon and Venus, the Lagna lord. Jupiter although combust, is in the 121fl
with the dispositorexalted Mercury. Mars is the 7* lord. In transit,Jupiter
accompanies Saturn in Taurus which happens to be Navamsa sign of
radical Lagna. Both these planets traverse the sign arrived at by adding
longitudes of the lords of the Lagna and the 7*.
The foregoing discussion reveals that Dasa (including Bhukti and
Antara) has an edge over transits although both are complementary to
each other. Contributions of different planets as lords of Dasa, Bhukti
and An tara in timing marriage is summarized in Table 2.The table is self-
explanatory. Rahu tops the list of main Dasa lordship. So is the case with
An tara Dasa. As evident from the data in Table 2, the maximum number
of nativities ( 12) had Rahu Dasa at the time of marriage. Keeping in view
the dictum ShanivadRahu, Kujvad Ketu, addition of charts with Satur-
nine effect takes the total to 19which accounts for 31.67%of cases under
study. It, thus, becomes apparent that Saturn plays an important role in
materializing a marriage.