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The birth of kings
1The influence (of the planets) in the degrees of their exaltations is complete; in their navamsas, as in their mulatrikonas; in their dvadashamshas, as in their houses; and in the degrees of their dejections or of their enemies, it is the least.
2When they are in these (places) in the vargottamamshas, they have the best influence, but of varying strength; and when they are aspected by benefit planets, they are beneficial, attaining good fortune in accordance with the aspects.
3One planet in its exaltation produces the results described (in the last chapter); two a man who is famous and wealthy; three the defender of a city or its governor (isvara), the general of an army who collects his own revenue, a noble man;
4four a rich and glorious king, noble and attached to his own righteousness (dharma); five a famous and most excellent king whose treasury is increased with much wealth;
5Six a man who has inherent in him the power to acquire the wealth and strength of the king of kings, and power with respect to giving and to honour; seven planets in the signs of their exaltations produce one who is lord of the earth bounded by the seas.
6Even one planet in the sign of its exaltation, if it is aspected by its friends which have positional or temporal or other strength, produces a king whose strength and valor are renowned and who has many friends as his allies.
7If two planets are in their mulatrikonas, he has a family and is a prominent leader on sea and land; if three, he has wide-spread fame and is of good family, of great wealth, and foremost in his town and tribe;
8(if four, (…); if five;)
9if six, he is a king of good conduct and righteousness (dharma), one who has strength and courage and is the measurer of his kingdom; if seven planets are in their mulatrikonas, he is a lord of me” with the appearance, harem, and paver of a king.
10Two planets in their own houses produce a ma” who is prominent in his family and honored by his people; three the wealthy and honored establisher of his line, a man who knows many sciences;
11Four a famous and nobly dressed man who is revered hy his city, his guild, and his tribe; five the equal of those who enjoy the earth, a renowned ma”, the first in his tribe, who has many pleasures, horses, and sons;
12Six a lord of men ruling his own kingdom, a man of great fame who has splendour, servants, and a treasury; seven planets in their own houses produce an emperor (rajadhiraja) the ranks of whose foes are overwhelmed.
13If two planets are in their friends’ houses, (the native) obtains his livelihood from the attachment of his friends; if three, he is a distinguished person famous for his excellent qualities who is useful to his friends and relatives;
14If four, he is a grateful man devoted to gods, Brahmanas, and his teachers, one who is a leader in good behavior; if five, he is a wealthy and glorious servant of the king, one who protects suppliants;
15If six planets are in their friends’ houses, he has many pleasures and hones and much beauty and he acts like a prince (parthiva); and if seven, he is a lord of men with a wealth of firm riches and with numerous elephants, horses, and servants.
16Two planets in the signs of their dejections produce a man of base actions who is tormented by debt; three planets an unsteady character who lives in many places, a tramp and a pauper;
17Four a fool who serves others, one who has no regard for righteousness (dharma) and whose actions are invalidated by laziness; five a servant who has no house, no possessions, no wife; six a slave afflicted by calamities, fear, and weariness;
18And seven planets in the signs of their dejections cause the birth of property-less men, low, infirm, and homeless, who follow the trades and eat the food and alms of outcastes, and who wear clothes made of air and scraps of rags.
19Two planets in their enemies’ houses cause the birth of me” who quarrel much and have tormented souls; three of those whose wealth, acquired by toil, is destroyed and who are afflicted by sorrow and suffer many losses;
20Four of those who are struck by the pain which results from the loss of what they love-their sons, their wives, and their wealth; five of those who are afflicted with the miseries and calamities of their relations and whose actions are despised;
21Six planets in their enemies’ houses cause the birth of ignoble men who are pained and saddened by disease; and seven of those who have deformities and are disgusting, who are of the lowest families and who are deprived of food and clothing.
22These planets, in their places of influence, give results to men in accordance with their strengths; but there is also a modification of these (results) due to their being in the (various) horas and navamsas and because of their mutual aspects.
23If a vargottamamsha is in the ascendant and its lord, in full strength, is aspected by three or more benefit planets, the Greeks proclaim the birth of kings.
24If three or more planets are strong with directional, positional, temporal, or other strength, and are “brilliant” (vapurdhara), in cardines, and not mixed with the malefic planets, they cause the birth of monarchs.
25If the Moon is in a navamsa of the Sun and if the benefit planets are in cardines while the malefic planets are not in conjunction with the Sun at dawn, the best (astrologer) predict the birth of kings.
26If three or more planets in their own navamsha but not in their enemies’ houses or in the signs of their dejections are at full strength and are “brilliant” (vapurudvahanti), and if they are aspected by benefit planets while the Moon is not weak, they produce kings.
27If the Moon in its own exaltation or navamssa is in the ascendant aspected by its lord, which is very strong, and if it is full, while the malefic planets are in cadent places, then it produces a king.
28If even one planet in its exaltation aspects the Moon in a vargottamamsha while the malefic planets are not in the cardines, it causes the birth of a king who enjoys a good realm.
29If the full Moon is in the fourth place or in the navamsha of a water-sign and a benefit planet is in the ascendant in its own varga, and if the malefic planets are not in the cardines, then the birth of kings is announced.
30If a navamsha of the Sun aspected by the Sun is in the ascendant, and if the full Moon is in its own house or navamsha, and if Jupiter aspected by Venus is in a cardine, then it produces the birth of monarchs.
31If all the planets are strong and in signs which rise backwards, but not in their enemies’ houses or in the signs of their dejections, and if the full Moon is in the ascendant aspected by the benefit planets, which are at their strongest, they cause the birth of a king.
32Even one planet, if it is strong and of undiminished “brilliance”, and if it is in the vargottamamsha in its own house aspected by three friendly planets, causes the birth of kings.
33If the lord of the nativity (lit. “birth-sign”) is in an upacaya place, and if a benefit planet is in a cardine or in the navamsha of the house of a benefit planet, while the malefic planets are weak, it causes the birth of a great lord of the people.
34If the lord of the ascendant is strong in a cardine, and is in a friend’s house and aspected by a friend, while an excellent planet is rising, it produces a king who is a famous and honoured lord of the earth.
35If the lord of the ascendant and of the Moon’s sign, both in cardines, are uninjured and are aspected by benefit planets, while the ascendant and the Moon are in their navamsha, they cause the birth of lords of the earth.
36If any planet in a cardine is in its own exaltation, house, or portion (bhaga), or in the portion (bhaga) of a friend, while the sign of its exaltation is in the ascendant, and if it is aspected by benefit planets, it causes the birth of a lord.
37If Jupiter is in the ascendant, the lord of (that) sign (the ascendant) in the fifth house, and the lord of (the sign of) its exaltation in a cardine, and if the malefic planets, though very powerful, do not aspect, then in this yoga it produces a king, the lord of the masters of magic.
38If the lords of the ascendant and of the sign in which the Moon is are strong, being in their friends’ houses or in cardines, and if the Moon is in a water-sign or in the fourth place, they cause the birth of kings.
39In this yoga, if the two (lords) are in the fifth place while a benefit planet is in a cardine in its own varga and a navamsha of the lord of (that) sign (the ascendant) is in the ascendant, then they produce the best king, one who is firm.
40Seeing configurations of this sort in the horoscopes of kings, even though they have not been mentioned, (an astrologer, by analogy), determines the influence of the planets, observing as well the good effects of time, position, and aspect.