The science of Jyotisha (Astronomy and Astrology) ||121||

1Fire-god said: I shall describe the science of astrology which gives discrimination of good and bad events. It is the quintessence of four lakhs (of treatises). By knowing this (science) one becomes omniscient.
2The marriage of girls should not be done when there is sadastaka or dvidvadasa as well as in trikona . In other cases as well as in samasaptaka, there will be happiness.
3If there is friendship between the lords of the second and twelfth (houses)or the trines or there is single lordship, then there will be prosperity in the married life even if there be hostility.
4Even in such a condition the union may be made, but not in sixth-eighth (sadastaka) condition. (If the marriage is done) when Jupiter or Venus has set, the bridegroom and bride would die.
5A marriage is not commendable when the Sun is in the house of Jupiter or Jupiter is in the house of the Sun.
6The marriage should be postponed by three fortnights or by four months respectively when there is transit (of a planet from one house to another) or retrograde motion (of a planet). A vow or marriage should not be done when there is retrograde motion or transit of Jupiter.
7(Marriages done) in (the months of) Caitra (April- May), Pausa (January-February) on the rikta days (fourth, ninth and the fourteenth day of a fortnight) or when (lord) Hari (Vishnu) is asleep, or on Tuesdays and Sundays or on the new moon day would bring forth unfavourable result. But the twilight (time) is auspicious.
8A marriage is said to be commendable in the asterisms rohini, uttara, mula, svati, hasta and revati (when the Sun is) in Libra or Gemini.
9One should avoid a viddharksa in celebrating a marriage, piercing the ears, vow, rite to determine the sex of a child before its birth, the first feeding of the child, and the tonsure.
10The rite to determine the sex of the child before its birth should be done in (the asterism) Sravana, mula and pusya, on Sundays, Tuesdays and Jupiter and in (the signs of) Aquarius, Ieo and Pisces.
11The discharge of a debt (should be done) in (the asterisms) hasta, mula, mrgasirsa and revati and on Wednesday and Friday. The (rite of) chewing of betel leaf should be done on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday and in (the asterism) mala.
12The first feeding (of a child) (should be done) on a Friday or Thursday or in (the asterism) mrga{iirsa) in (the sign of) Pisces, in the five asterisms (beginning with hasta (citra and svati) and in the three asterisms beginning with krttika (rohini and mrgasirsha).
13New fruits and food should be eaten in (the asterisms of) asvini or revati, pusya, hasta, jyestha, rohini, sravana and asvini.
14Medicine should be administered in (the asterisms of) svati, saumya (name of the five stars in orion’s head), the three purvas (Purvaphalguni, purvabhadrapada and purvasadha, magha, yamya (bharani) and the three (beginning with) Sravana which are auspicious.
15-20One should bathe first after becoming free from ill¬ ness on Tuesday or Sunday or Saturn. One should write eight times the syllable ‘hrim’ and the name (of the enemy) in the middle and the (names of the eight) vasus as well as the (syllable) hrim in the (eight) angular points on a Tuesday and wear it in his cloth on the neck with the gorocand (pigment got from the cow) and saffron. It is certain that one’s enemies get sub¬ jugated by this mantra. Srim hrim is the protective (mantra) when the (mantras) irim and hrim are written on the bhurja leaf as stated above in the eight (points) together with gorocand and saffron and covered by turmeric. (Similar writing) on a stone slab kept buried under the soil with its face downwards nullifies them. Om hum sahi is the mantra. This mantra written on a bhurja leaf along with gorocana and saffron wards off death. The first, fifth and ninth houses confer satisfaction and second, sixth and twelfth confer general welfare.
21-23The third, seventh and eleventh cause acquisition; fourth, eighth and twelfth cause enmity. (The twelve houses Mesha etc. denote) respectively the body, wealth, brothers, friendship, progeny, enmity, wife, death, righteousness, activity, income and expenditure. One should speak about the nine tarabala (as follows): the janma (birth), sampat (prosperity), vipat (misfortune), ksema (welfare), pratyari (enmity), sadhaka (seeker or accomplisher), nidhana (death), mitra (friend) and paramamitra (close friend).
24The first shave (of a child) is commended on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the six months commencing with Magha (February-March).
25-26The kamavedha (piercing of the ear) (should be done) on Wednesday and Thursday in the (asterisms of) pusya, sravana and citra. The commencement of study in the fifth year (should be done) after worshipping (lord) Hari (Vishnu) and (goddesses) Vani (goddess of speech) and Sri (Lakshmi, goddess of wealth), avoiding the sixth, first and the fifteenth, the rikta days (fourth, ninth and fourteenth days) and Tuesday. The tying up of the girdle is auspicious (if done) in the six months commencing with Magha.
27-31The tonsure and other (rites) are not commended in (the asterisms) sravana etc. The investiture of a brahmin (boy) performed when the Jupiter or Venus has set and the Moon is waning brings forth death or stupidity. The rite marking conclusion of the study should be done on an auspicious day, in the asterism suitable for shaving, at an auspicious place on the rising constellations in a good house. The imparting of the science of archery in the asterisms asvini, magha, citra, svati, yamya (bharani), uttara, punarvasu and pusya is commendable. One who desires to live should not wear new clothes in the asterisms bharani, ardra, magha, dilesa, kritika and uttaraphalguni. (Wearing of new) clothes on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday is not objectionable at (the time of) marriage (and other festive occasions).
32Wearing of gems like conch-shell and coral is commendable in (the asterisms of) revati, aivini, dhanishta, and the five commencing with hasta.
33Anything bought in (the asterisms of) bharani, sarpa (a particular constellation), dhanishta, the three purva (purvaphalguni, purvabhadrapada and purvasadha) and varuna (Satabishak) causes adversity. Also its sale causes adversity.
34Anything bought in (the asterisms of) asvini, svata, citra, revati and satabhisak and on Sunday causes profit. If anything is sold (on the days ruled by these asterisms) causes adversity.
35An employer should not be attended upon in (the asterisms of bharani, the three purvas (see verse 33 above), ardra, aslesha, magha, svati, kritika, jyeshta and vishakha.
36Money is deposited or articles are given or taken back in (the asterisms of) Uttara, sravana and sakra (jyestha). The coronation of a king should be done (in these asterisms).
37Entering a house (for the first time) is auspicious in the months other than Chitra (April-May), (June-July),
Bhddra(pada) (September-October), Asvina (October-November), Pausa (January-February) and Magha (February-March).
38The commencement (of the construction) of a house in (the asterisms of) asvini, rohini, mula, the three uttaras (uttaraphalguni, uttarabhadrapada, anduttardsadha), mrgasirsa, svati, hasta and anuradha is commendable.
39-40Sundays and Tuesdays should be avoided for (the excavation of) a tank or (the construction of) a palace. So also the building of a house should be avoided when Jupiter is in Leo or in (the conjunction of) Jupiter and Sun or in an intercalary month or when Venus is in the transit ascension or descension or has set. (It would cause) burning by fire, fear, disease, affliction from the sovereign or loss of wealth.
41Hay should be gathered in the five (asterisms of sravana etc.). One should enter the (new) house in the asterisms of dhanistha uttara and vdruna (Satabhisak).
42The second, third, fifth, seventh and thirteenth days (of a fortnight are commendable) for the construction of a boat. A sovereign should be seen in (the asterisms of) hasta, revati and asvini.
43Pilgrimage undertaken in (the asterisms of) the three uttara (uttarashaha, uttaraphalguni, and uttarabhadrapada), dhanishta, ardra, krittika, saumya (migasirsha), vishaka, aslesha and asvini accomplishes prosperity.
44-47One should not graze the cows in the three (asterisms of) uttard, rohini or on sinivali caturdasi (day prior to new moon) or in (the asterisms of ) Sravana, hasta, citra and vaisnavi (Sravana). One should not enter (the cow-pen) in (the asterisms of) anila (svati), uttara, rohini, mriga (Ursa), punarvasa, Sravana and hasta. One should do agriculture in (the asterisms of) purnavasu, uttara, svati, Bhaga (purvaphalguni), mula, Indra (purvashadha) and varum (satabhisak) or on Thursday or Friday or Monday or Sunday or in (the zodiacal signs of) Taurus, Virgo and Gemini.
48-51One who desires fortune should sow seeds except that of the mandara (coral) on the second, third, fifth, seventh, tenth and thirteenth (days of the fortnight) and in (the asterisms of) revati, rohini, Indra (purvasadha), Agni (krttika), hasta, maitra (anuradha) and uttara. Harvest of grains should be done in (the asterisms of) revati, hasta, mula, Sravana. Bhaga (purva-phdlguni), maitra (anuradha), pitridaiva (magha) and saumya (mrigasirsa). One should take them into the house at the time of the rise of (the asterism) mrgasirsa or in (the asterisms of) hasta, citra, Aditi (punarvasu), svati, revati or in the three stars (commencing with) sravana or in a fixed sign or on Thursdays, Fridays and Wednesdays or in (the asterisms oi) yamya (bharani) Aditi (punarvasu), magha, jyestha and uttara.
52(The following mantras) written on a leaf and placed amidst the heap of grains in (the asterisms of) the three purvas (purvasadha, purvaphdlguni and purvabhadrapada),vishaka, dhanistha and varuna (Satabhisak) increases the grains “Om, (salutation) to the bestower of wealth and the lord of all wealth. Give me wealth. Oblations. O goddess Ila (Laksmi)! One who makes the world thrive! The desire incarnate I Grant me wealth in the new year! Oblations.
53Wisemen know that grains should be taken out in the (above) six asterisms. Tanks, gardens and (images of) gods should be consecrated when the Sun is in the Cancer. (Lord) Cakrapani (the wielder of the disc) (Visnu) should always be laid down when the Sun is in the (sign of) Gemini and it is the twelfth day after the new moon.
54When the Sun is in the (sign of) Leo and in Libra and the two twelfth days after the new-moon, the first is the day of getting up of (lord) Indra and (the second one) is the waking up of (lord) Hari.
55-57Similarly, (the goddess) Durga is made to get up when the Sun enters (the sign of) Virgo. When a bhttdratithi (the second, seventh and twelfth days of a lunar fortnight) occurs on a Tuesday, Sunday or Saturday and is marked by three fourth of a constellation that (combination) is known as tripuskara. All ceremonies should be done when the moon and star arc pure.
58One has to forecast prosperity for those in whose (chart), the Moon is situated in the sixth, seventh, tenth or eleventh house from the ascendant.
59-60The second, fifth and ninth in the bright fortnight brings good. The asterisms are (known to be) friendly, extremely friendly, accomplisher of riches and welfare etc. (The one known as friendly) causes death by its ascendancy. That which is calamitous (causes) destruction of wealth. One should know that which pratyari (enemy) (causes) death. One gets death in that which is (known as) destruction.
61The period from the eighth day of the dark (fortnight) till the eighth day of the bright (fortnight), the moon is known to be waning and is known to be full thereafter.
62It is known to be mahajyaisthi if the Sun is in (the signs of) Taurus or Gemini and Jupiter is in (the asterisms of) mrigasirsha or jyestha and the full moon (occurs) on a Thursday.
63It is also called mahajyaisthi when Jupiter and Moon are in (the asterism oi) jyestha and the Sun is in (the asterism of) rohini on the full moon day in the month of jyestha (June-July).
64The banner of (lord) Indra fastened to the support should be hoisted in (the asterism of) svati. It should be lowered down after a week in (the asterism of) asvini and in the sign of Leo.
65When the Sun is eclipsed by Rahu (the ascending node) any gift is deemed to be gold, all the brahmins are equal to (lord) Brahma and all the waters are equal to Ganga.
66O Brahmins! The entry of the Sun in the different signs is know’n by the names of dhvanksi, mahodari, ghora, manda, mandakini and rajasi.
67If the Sun passes (from one sign to the other) in the karanas (divisions of a day) badava, kaulava and taitila, then the people would be happy.
68People would suffer from poverty and harassment by the sovereign if (the Sun) enters (the astral combinations known as) gara, vava, vanik, vishti, kintugkna and sakuna.
69If the Sun makes a transit in lying position in catuspada, visti or vanijya (karanas or divisions of the day), it would cause famine or war between sovereigns or quarrel among husbands and wives.
70If (the Sun) stays in one’s birth-star it would cause disease or mental anguish, while (its presence) in the asterisms of krittika and rohini would cause misery for nine nights and three nights respectively.
71-76It is said that the transit in (the asterism of) mrigasira (causes misery) for five nights, in ardra (causes) death, and in punarvasu or pusya (causes) (misery) for seven nights. Its entry in (the asterism of) aslesha (causes misery) for nine nights, in magha (causes misery) until one’s death, in purvaphalguni (causes misery) for two months and in uttara (causes misery) for fifteen (days). While the sun is in (the asterism of) hasta the (asterisms) citra svati and visakha would bring misery for a fortnight, two months and twenty days respectively. Its transit in (the asterisms of) anurddha, jyestha, mula and purvasadha (would cause misery) for ten days, a fortnight, no relief (from misery) or fifteen days respectively. (The Sun’s transit) in (the asterisms of) uttara, Havana, dhanishta and Satabhisak (would cause misery) for twenty days, two months, fifteen days or ten days respectively. There will not be relief (from misery) if it enters (the asterism) bhadrapada. (The Sun’s transit) in (the asterisms of) uttara, revati and asvini would (cause misery) for fifteen days or ten days or a single day respectively.
77Its transit in (the asterism) bharani causes danger to life and it becomes auspicious by doing oblations with the gayatri {mantra). Making a gift of a cow with five kinds of grains, sesamum, clarified butter to a brahmin compensates (the evil influences).
78-79The periods of influence of the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Saturn, Jupiter, Rahu and Venus are six, fifteen, eight, seventeen, ten, nineteen, twelve and twenty-one years respectively.