Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra 19-27
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Effects of the eighth house
1Long Life. O excellent of the Brahmins, listen to me speak on the effects of Randhra Bhava. If Randhra’s Lord is in an angle, long life is indicated.
2Short Life. Should Randhra’s Lord join Lagna’s Lord, or a malefic and be in Randhra itself, the native will be short lived.
3Sani and Karma’s Lord about Longevity. Similarly consider Sani and Karm’s Lord in the matter of longevity. Karm’s Lord is in Randhra along with a malefic Graha and/or Lagna’s Lord.
4-7There will be long life, if Ari’s Lord is in Vyaya, or, if Ari’s Lord is in Ari, as Vyaya’s Lord is in Vyaya, or, if Ari’s Lord and Vyaya’s Lord are in Lagna and Randhra. If the Lords of Putra, Randhra and Tanu Bhava are in own Navansas, own Rashis, or in friendly Rashis, the native will enjoy a long span of life. Should the Lords of Lagna, Randhra and Karm Bhava and Sani are all disposed severally in an angle, in a trine, or in Labha Bhava, the subject will live long. Like these, there are many other Yogas, dealing with the issue of longevity. The strength and weakness of the Grahas concerned be estimated in deciding longevity.
8-13One’s span of life will be between 20 and 32 years, if Lagna’s Lord is weak, while Randhra’s Lord is an angle. The native will only be short-lived, if Randhra’s Lord is in fall, while Randhra Bhava has a malefic in it and Tanu Bhava is bereft of strength. Death will be instant at birth, if Randhra Bhava, Randhra’s Lord and Vyaya Bhava are all conjunct malefics. Malefics in angles and/or trines and benefics in Ari and/or Randhra Bhava, while Tanu Bhava has in it Randhra’s Lord in fall: this Yoga will cause immediate end. If Putra and Randhra Bhava and Randhra’s Lord are all conjunct malefics, the life span will be very brief. Within a month of birth, death will befall the child, if Randhra’s Lord is in Randhra itself, while Candra is with malefics and be bereft of beneficial Drishti.
14-15Long Life (again). One will be long-lived, if Lagna’s Lord is in exaltation, while Candra and Guru are, respectively, in Labha and Randhra Bhava. If Lagna’s Lord is exceedingly strong and receives a Drishti from a benefic, which is placed in an angle, the person concerned will be wealthy, virtuous and long-lived.