Yavana Jataka 10-18
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The rules relating to the yogas of the Moon
1If a planet is in the second place from the Moon, those who understand yogas call it sunapha (sunaphi); if it is leaving the Moon, they call it anaphora (anaphora); and if (there are planets) on both sides (of the Moon), they call it daurudhura (doriphoria).
2If these yogas with respect to the Moon do not occur and there are no planets in the cardines, this configuration, lacking the aspect of all the planets, is called kemadruma (kenodromia); it is of the lowest influence.
3One finds that the man born under sunapha is wise and strong, of exalted conduct and independent behavior, one who has obtained fame on earth, an excellent person, bedecked and beloved, a man desiring righteousness (dharma).
4The Moon, entering into anaphara, produces a glorious and eloquent man who is attached to business, an enjoyer whose actions are unimpaired and distinguished and who possesses all noble qualities.
5One should know that a man born under daurudhura is a rich lord possessing distinguished enjoyments and garments, an independent man whose good conduct is well-known, a man who stands to the fore gaining fame by means of his eloquence, intelligence, courage, and other
6The authorities say that one born under kemadruma is a low slave to others, who does not enjoy family, wife, home, or food, one whose actions and conduct are reviled and who practices various devices.
7The influences in the configurations called by their proper names have been recited correctly; (now) I will describe these yogas separately and in detail with reference to their connections with the planets.
8Jupiter, entering into sunapha, produces a famous man whose intelligence is informed by many sciences, a king or one who acts like a king, a celebrated person with a family of great wealth.
9Venus, entering into sunapha, produces a well dressed master of wife, home, fields, and quadrupeds, one who is honored by the king and endowed with good luck, beauty, position, and courage.
10One who is born under sunapha in a configuration with Mercury is an eloquent and wise poet who knows music, singing, sacred traditions (Sruti), and sciences, a well behaved man, friendly to (all) creatures, whose fame and wealth increase.
11One should know that a man born under sunapha of Mars is fierce and strong, often engaging in battle and thievery and devoted to riot and enmity, the destructive but rich leader of an army or tribe.
12. One should say that a man born under sunaphs of Saturn is a clever and prosperous person who is secretive in his actions, a man who is honoured or is the mahattara of a city or town, a greedy fellow of impure character but healthy body.
13. If Jupiter enters anaphara, he is a man with a family who has much wealth and does many things, a poet endowed with inscrutability, intellect, firmness, and courage, a Brihmapa or one who is handsome and of good counsel.
14. One who is born under anaphara of Venus is a handsome man who is fond of sexual intercourse and is lucky with women, a generous and affectionate person who possesses oxen, lands, gold, and merchandise, a glorious king.
15If Mercury enters into anaphara with the Moon, he is an orator who is clever at writing and transcribing, one who is devoted to music and acts of sexual intercourse, a poet whose deeds are well known and whose knowledge is authoritative.
16. One who is born under anaphara of Mars is a proud and contemptuous leader of a band of robbers, a bold and envious thief who is eager for battle, a self-controlled and haughty man whose splendor is brilliant.
17. One who is born under anaphara of Saturn is rich in extensive lands, iron, and quadrupeds, is listened to and revered among the tribes, and has many sons, but he is unmanly and the husband of a bad wife.
18. The Moon between Jupiter and Venus produces a master of forces whose intelligence, firmness, courage, and bravery are renowned and who has hoarded much, or the supreme head of the merchants’ guilds.
19The Moon between Jupiter and Mercury produces a clever and eloquent poet who is learned in knowledge, science, sacred traditions (sruti), and righteousness (dharma), a man who does his duty.
20. The Moon in daurudhura of Jupiter and Mars produces a man of enormous wealth whose deeds are famous, one who quarrels much, will not put up with insult, and is on his guard.
21. The Moon in daurudhura of Saturn and Jupiter produces a famous, wise, revered, happy, and glorious man, a handsome and calm person who is clever in the knowledge of strategems (naya).
22. The Moon between Venus and Mercury produces a wealthy man who speaks sweetly, one who knows about debating, singing, and drama, and who has good food and possesses clothing and victuals.
23. The Moon between Mars and Venus produces a handsome and competent man who is lucky with other men’s wives, a generous person who indulges in gymnastics, heroics, weaponry, and debates, and who desires to win.
24. The Moon between Saturn and Venus produces an honored, prosperous, and clever man who is in a position of authority, the head of his clan, but one who is a favorite in sexual intercourse with aged and sinful women.
25. If the Moon enters daurudhura of Mars and Mercury, he is a greedy and dishonest man who speaks many lies, but the chief of his tribe or a man with lots of land and money.
26. If the Moon is between Saturn and Mercury, he is a man of little knowledge who wanders in foreign countries striving for wealth, one who is honoured among other peoples but opposed by his own, a person quick to beg from others and to pay them homage.
27. If the Moon is between Saturn and Mars, he is an irate and slanderous man who has many enemies, a prattler tormented by miseries who has many acquisitions and much wealth, but whose hoard is insecure.
28. If, in these configurations, the malefic planets are in their mulatrikonas, houses, or navamsas, or in the sixth and eighth places, or in the signs of their dejections or their enemies’ houses, or if they are overcome, they injure whatever is related to (that particular) sign, navamsha or portion (bhaga).
29They say that a benefit planet whose strength is increased by its being in the sign of its exaltation or in some other place, if it is in a cardine and aspected by a benefit planet, in these configurations causes the birth of a man who is superior in the world and has great qualities.
30If the Moon is in a yoga in one sign, it is said to have an influence equal to that of the benefit or malefic planets (it is with); whatever influence was mentioned previously for the course of the Moon is to be maintained with respect to the planets in conjunction with the Moon.